Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
ACC111Intro to Accounting3The course presents the fundamental concepts, procedures, and applications of the accounting cycle and financial statements for service and merchandising businesses as a sole proprietorship. Additional topics include cash control and payroll.Loading...
ACC124Accounting Professionalism3Covers all aspects of accounting career goal-setting, developing prospective accounting employer lists, resume writing, job application forms, employment tests, personal appearance, interviewing and follow-up. Covers meeting presentation skills and report writing. Discusses the duties of an accounting professional to the community. Reviews office etiquette and common professional courtesy. (This course is Pass/Fail)Loading...
ACC131Principles of Accounting I4Introduction to the basic concepts and procedures of financial accounting from a user perspective. The topics covered include: the accounting cycle, financial statements, inventory valuations, internal controls, receivables/payables, long-term assets, and corporations.Loading...
ACC132Principles of Accounting II4A continuation of Principles of Accounting I. Introduces accounting procedures related to corporations, manufacturing and branch operations. Course also includes an introduction to capital budgeting, analysis of financial statements and decision-making by managers. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACC 131 with a grade of "C" or aboveLoading...
ACC161Payroll Accounting3Covers payroll laws, state and federal withholding taxes, state and federal forms, salary deductions including cafeteria insurance plans and pension plans, and computerized payroll software packages.Loading...
ACC165Payroll Certification Review2Covers fundamental payroll calculations and applications. Provides students with the basic knowledge and skills required to prepare for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam administered by the American Payroll Association. Recommended for payroll professionals.Loading...
ACC191Financial Analysis3An analytical study of accounting information and financial statements. The course focuses on the financial ratio analysis that is used to interpret data and reports for financial decision-making. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACC 132 with a grade of "C" or aboveLoading...
ACC193Accounting Procedures/Mgmt3A project approach to recordkeeping systems and office management. Includes topics in receivables, payables, banking records, planning and organizing, leadership and human relations and communications. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACC 131 with a grade of "C" or aboveLoading...
ACC202Accounting Cycle1Emphasizes application of accounting theory using computer-based program for financial accounting cycle. Preparation of transactions, adjusting entries, closing entries, and financial statements within a corporation. Prerequisite: ACC131 with a C or betterLoading...
ACC222Cost Accounting4An introduction to accounting concepts of product costing systems. Topics include classification of costs, process costing, job ordering costing, joint and by-product costs and standard cost systems with variable analysis. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACC 132 with a grade of "C" or aboveLoading...
ACC231Intermediate Accounting I4Emphasis on theory, standards and principles and the "why" of accounting. The framework goes beyond the procedural level to the conceptual level. Topics include preparation of income statements, balance sheets and related footnotes. Applicable FASB pronouncements are presented. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACC 132 with a grade of "C" or aboveLoading...
ACC232Intermediate Accounting II4Continuation of Intermediate Accounting I. Topics include long-term debt, investments, equity, pensions, leases, accounting changes, earnings per share and accounting for inflation. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACC 231 with a grade of "C" or aboveLoading...
ACC251Gov't and Nonprofit Accounting3An introduction to the accounting and reporting principles, standards and procedures applicable to federal, state and local government. Also includes nonprofit institutions such as hospitals and universities. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACC 131 with a grade of "C" or aboveLoading...
ACC261Income Tax Accounting3An introduction to personal income tax. Emphasizes computation of federal and state income taxes and preparation of tax forms. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACC 111 or ACC 131 with a grade of "C" or aboveLoading...
ACC268Business Tax3Business Tax focuses on federal income tax associated with the three principal business forms: corporations, both S and C partnerships and limited liability companies. The tax issues related to formation, redemption, liquidation, reorganization and tax consequences are covered. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACC 131 with a grade of "C" or aboveLoading...
ACC272Accounting Information Systems4Identifies the information required by accountants as it relates to financial and managerial accounting. It provides an overview of the systems design and development process. Prerequisite: ACC 132 with a C or better. Prerequisite/Corequisite: ACC 353 with a C or better or CSC 110 with a C or better.Loading...
ACC281Auditing3An introduction to auditing concepts, internal control procedures, preparation of audit programs and working papers, application of methods and procedures for conducting an audit. The legal and ethical responsibilities of auditors. Preparation of audit reports. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACC 231 with a grade of "C" or aboveLoading...
ACC311Computer Accounting3Emphasizes application of computerized financial software used in business. Topics include setting up a company, receivables, payables, inventory control, payroll, time tracking and job estimating. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACC 111 or ACC 131 with a grade of "C" or aboveLoading...
ACC314QuickBooks Accounting3Emphasizes application of QuickBooks computerized financial software used in business. Topics include recording activities in payables, receivable, inventory, accounting cycle, payroll, banking, and jobs and time tracking. Additionally new company setups and a capstone project will be completed. Prerequisite: ACC 111 with a C or better, or ACC 131 with a C or better.Loading...
ACC315Sage Computerized Accounting3Emphasizes application of Sage computerized financial software used in business. Topics include setting up a company, receivables, payables, inventory control, payroll, banking, and job costing. Prerequisite: ACC 111 with a C or better, or ACC 131 with a C or better.Loading...
ACC351Acct Spreadsheets for Entrepre3This course introduces the student to the benefits, uses and design of financial and accounting spreadsheets in a small business and/or entrepreneurial environment. Provides the student with knowledge of Excel spreadsheet calculations and tools and allows them to practice layout and design techniques intended to provide clear, concise data for small business analysis and decision- making. Course will emphasize designs unique to a small business environment. Prerequisite: ACC-131 with a C or betterLoading...
ACC353Excel for Entrepreneurs4This course introduces the student to the benefits, uses and design of financial and accounting spreadsheets. Provides the student with knowledge of Excel spreadsheet calculations and tools and allows them to practice layout and design techniques intended to provide clear, concise data for business analysis and decision-making. Course will emphasize designs unique to a small business environment. Students will also learn 10-key operations with an emphasis on speed and accuracy. Prerequisite: ACC-131, with a C or better, or ACC-111, with a C or better.Loading...
ACC361Accounting Spreadsheets3Microcomputer operations with an emphasis on managerial uses. Includes topics in spreadsheet modeling, spreadsheet commands, manufacturing systems, budgeting and profit analysis. Prerequisites: ACC 131; ACC 351 or CSC 110 with a grade of "C" or better.Loading...
ACC365Acct Spreadsheets/Databases4This course is the blending of spreadsheet and database knowledge needed in accounting applications. Topics covered in this course are based on decision-making requirements needed to be successful in the accounting field. They include creating and analyzing spreadsheet and database applications. Prerequisite: ACC 132, with a C or better, and either ACC 353, with a C or better, or CSC 110, with a C or better.Loading...
ACC850Tax Assistance Institute3An opportunity to participate in a volunteer income tax assistance program by applying classroom skills to actual experience. Includes training to provide free tax assistance and preparation of basic tax returns for older, handicapped and low-income taxpayers. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: Successful completion of ACC 261 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or aboveLoading...
ACC932Accounting Internship3An opportunity to gain practical experience through on-the-job training in an approved business or governmental office. May be taken for 3 credits. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: Successful completion of 12 hours of ACC courses with a grade of "C" or above. Corequisite: ACC 946Loading...
ACC946Accounting Career Seminar1Designed to provide in-depth discussion of Accounting/Bookkeeping/Accounting Specialist work experiences. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 12 hours of ACC courses with a grade of "C" or above Corequisite: ACC 932Loading...
ADM101Office Essentials1Experience the essence of an office career. Includes correctly, safely, and efficiently use equipment, supplies, and machines commonly found in the typical office. Learn filing and multi-line telephone basics. Understand basics of the employment-seeking process.Loading...
ADM105Intro to Keyboarding1The focus of this course is learning to type on the alphabetic and numeric keyboard using correct fingering and with the touch system. Basic instruction also include the numeric keypad.Loading...
ADM131Office Calculators1Electronic calculator operations with emphasis on 10-key speed and accuracy using the touch system. Includes topics in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; also includes the use of constants, chain discounts, sales commission, percent of increase/decrease, and net price calculations.Loading...
ADM154Business Communication3This course develops skills and knowledge needed for effective planning and delivery of oral and written communication in business. Students will be required to be computer literate due to software programs being used to develop office correspondence such as emails, letters, reports, proposals, and presentations. The focus is being able to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally to internal and external audiences.Loading...
ADM157Business English3The Business English course focuses on having the students improve their English language skills. Students learn to apply the principles of English grammar, punctuation, and style. Emphasizes correct grammar usage, spelling, vocabulary, and proofreading/editing skills.Loading...
ADM162Office Procedures3Office Procedures provides an understanding of the concepts, terminology, methods, and responsibilities needed for employment in an office. Covers such topics as teleconference procedures, travel arrangements, scheduling and executing meetings, office document creation, mail and shipping services, professionalism, ethics, emotional intelligence, and customer relations.Loading...
ADM164Administrative Office Appl3Students use integration software to complete specialized tasks. Workplace basic skills including interpersonal skills, communication, teamwork, creative thinking, problem-solving and prioritizing will be developed. Topics such as dynamic forms, data analysis, and Lean-type activities may be incorporated. Prerequisite: ADM 162 with a "C" or better and BCA 152 with a "C" or betterLoading...
ADM188Project and Event Management3Using a project-based approach, this course is designed for business, management/marketing majors, entrepreneurs, administrative staff, and those that are organized, resourceful, and enjoy multitasking. Project management, business/event promotion, and critical thinking skills will be developed. Use technology to coordinate essential activities including travel and event logistics, budgeting, video conferencing, scheduling, and the creation of promotional materials.Loading...
ADM208Legal Terminology3Provides training in spelling, defining and pronouncing terms common in the legal field.Loading...
ADM215Medical Office Procedures3This course presents basic administrative skills in a medical facility. Study includes identification of medical specialties, medical law, ethics and professionalism. Administrative skills and responsibilities are studied to include telephone techniques, appointment scheduling and management of medical records. Government regulatory agencies for healthcare facilities are identified, to include HIPPA and mandate reporter. Students are introduced to medical office computerized management software. Prerequisites: HSC 120 with a "C" or better and BCA 140 with a "C" or betterLoading...
ADM221Career Development Skills2The course covers aspects of professional career placement including various interview methods, job application materials, electronic career portfolios, digital footprint and professional image, as well as negotiating the job offer. Prepare a cover letter, resume, letter of acceptance, resignation letter, thank you letter, and answers for behavioral interview questions.Loading...
ADM265Supervised Practical Exp.2Practical experience through on-the-job training in an approved business setting. Tasks will be consistent with students' career objectives, skills and knowledge. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: BCA 140 with a "C" or better and ADM 154 with a "C" or better and BCA 212 with a "C" or better and ADM 221 with a "C" or better. Corequisite: ADM 937Loading...
ADM269Workplace Professionalism3Designed to make students aware of their personal strengths and identify areas for improvement. Concentrates on helping students develop marketable personal and professional skills. Presents strategies to assist students in maintaining employment and in demonstrating a professional image and work behavior. Includes personal styles, leadership, diversity.Loading...
ADM928Independent Study1 Loading...
ADM930Supervised Practical Exp.1Practical experience through on-the-job training in an approved business setting. Tasks will be consistent with students’ career objectives, skills, and knowledge. (Pass/Fail)Prerequisites: ADM 162 with a “C” or better and BCA 160 with a “C” or better and ADM 154 with a “C” or better and BCA 152 with a “C” or better and ADM 221 with a "C" or better.Loading...
ADM936Occupational Experience3Opportunity for supervised work experience related to the major academic interests of students in an approved business setting. Students are guided by coordinated efforts of the employer/supervisor and the instructor. Skills and knowledge are applied by working a minimum of 120 hours. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: Minimum employable skills as determined by instructor and with instructor approval.Loading...
ADM937Prof Office Careers Seminar1Weekly examination of topics relevant to the office internship experience, sharing workplace problems encountered and the solutions found to those problems. Prerequisite: BCA 140 with a "C" or better and ADM 154 with a "C" or better and BCA 212 with a "C" or better and ADM 221 with a "C" or better. Corequisite: ADM 265Loading...
ADN110Professional Nursing2This course will include the concepts of professionalism, safe practice, communication, culture, care across the lifespan, health promotion, and nursing process. The course will focus on the introduction of professional nursing concepts.Loading...
ADN126Passport to ADN Nursing2Assists preparation for a successful transition to the ADN program. Passport focuses on knowledge components, student expectations, study/time management skills, critical thinking and concept mapping with emphasis on application. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Advanced Standing Nursing programLoading...
ADN140Nursing Fundamentals6This course will include the concepts of professionalism, safe practice, communication, culture, care across the lifespan, health promotion, and nursing process. This course will focus on introductory nursing care. This course will build on previously delivered material and discuss new, increasingly complex nursing concepts. This course will includes lab and practicum application. Pre/Corequisite: ADN 110 with a "C" or above.Loading...
ADN210Advanced Nursing Practice5This course will include the concepts of professionalism, safe practice, communication, culture, care across the lifespan, health promotion, and nursing process. The course will focus on demonstration of independent and collaborative nursing care. The course will build on previously delivered material and discuss new, intermediate nursing concepts. This course will include lab application. Prerequisite: ADN 140 with a "C" or better, BIO 173 with a "C" or better, ENG 105. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ADN 240 with a "C" or better.Loading...
ADN240Health and Illness Concepts I6This course will include the concepts of professionalism, safe practice, communication, culture, care across the lifespan, health promotion, and nursing process. This course will focus on application of independent and collaborative nursing care. The course will build on previously delivered material and discuss new, intermediate to complex nursing concepts. Course includes a variety of settings. Course includes practicum application. Prerequisite: ADN 140 with a grade "C" or better, BIO 173 with a grade "C" or better, ENG 105 with a grade "C: or better. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ADN 210 with a "C" or better.Loading...
ADN416Family Health Nursing5Provides an in-depth study of family health nursing, including childbearing, parenting, and illnesses of children and adolescents. Concepts of acute and chronic illness, disability and dying are included. Prerequisite: PNN 605, 606, 351, ENG 105, SPC 122, BIO 732 or 187. Corequisite: ADN 611Loading...
ADN420Concepts IIa6This course will include the concepts of professionalism, safe practice, communication, culture, care across the lifespan, health promotion, and nursing process. This course will focus on the integration of independent and collaborative nursing care. The course will build on previously delivered material and discuss new, increasingly complex nursing concepts. The course includes complex care of clients with altered health status in a variety of settings. Course includes practicum application. Prerequisite: ADN 210 with a C or better, ADN 240 with a C or better, PSY 121 with a C or better, BIO 186 with a C or better, SPC 101 with a C or better. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ADN 450 with a C or better.Loading...
ADN450Concepts IIb6This course will include the concepts of professionalism, safe practice, communication, culture, care across the lifespan, health promotion, and nursing process. This course will focus on the integration of independent and collaborative nursing care. The course will build on previously delivered material and discuss new, increasingly complex nursing concepts. The course includes complex physiological and psychosocial care in a variety of settings. Course includes practicum application. Prerequisite: PSY 121 with a grade "C" or better, BIO 186 with a grade "C" or better, BIO 732 with a grade "C" or better, SPC 101 with a grade "C" or better. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ADN 420 with a "C" or better.Loading...
ADN474Mental Health Nursing5Provides an in-depth study of mental health nursing, including mental health needs, mental illness and addictive disorders. Communication and principles of group process are emphasized. Prerequisite: PNN 605, 606, 351, ENG 105, SPC 122, BIO 732 or BIO 187. Corequisite: ADN 611Loading...
ADN520Complex Health Concepts7This course will include the concepts of professionalism, safe practice, communication, culture, care across the lifespan, health promotion, and nursing process. This course will focus on the synthesis of independent and collaborative nursing care. The course will build on previously delivered material and discuss new, increasingly complex nursing concepts. The course includes advanced physiological and psychosocial care in a variety of settings. Course includes practicum application. Prerequisite: ADN 420 with a C or better, ADN-450 with a C or better, BIO 151 with a C or better, HSC 240 with a C or better. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ADN 550 with a C or better, ENG 106.Loading...
ADN550Professional Nursing Preceptor5This course will include the concepts of professionalism, safe practice, communication, culture, care across the lifespan, health promotion, and nursing process. The course will focus on transition from nursing student to entry level professional nurse. The course will include clinical preceptorship/mentorship in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: ADN 420 with a C or better, ADN 450 with a C or better. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ADN-520 with a C or better.Loading...
ADN551Adult Health Nursing7Provides an in-depth study of nursing care and therapeutic interventions for adults with complex health problems. The student applies management, collaboration and clinical decision-making skills. Prerequisite: ADN 611, 416, 474, SOC 110Loading...
ADN611Professional Nursing Practice2Introduces the role of the professional registered nurse, including comprehensive planning, client care management, collaborative relationships and performance of complex skills. Prerequisite: PNN 605, 606, 351, ENG 105, SPC 122, BIO 732 or BIO 187Loading...
ADN821Nursing Seminar3Emphasizes the transition from nursing student to entry-level professional nurse. Clinical preceptorship occurs in a variety of healthcare settings. Prerequisite: ADN 551Loading...
ADN822Comprehensive Review II1Review of essential nursing knowledge in preparation for the NCLEX-RN review. (P/F) Corequisite: ADN 551 or instructor permissionLoading...
ADN928Independent Study1 Loading...
AGA114Principles of Agronomy3An introductory course in the general principles of crop production and management. Major areas of study are food production, crop classification, plant growth factors, seed production and variety selection.Loading...
AGA129Intro to Sustainable Agricul3This course will provide a broad introduction to the economic, environmental and cultural components of the food production and marketing systems popularly known as sustainable agriculture. Subjects covered include the meaning of sustainable agriculture; its emergence and growth as a social movement; pertinent soil, crop and livestock management practices and a global perspective on sustainability and 21st-century agriculture.Loading...
AGA154Fundamentals of Soil Science3An extended course in soils and fertilizers. A study of the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils. Also includes the study of fertilizers, their composition, manufacture and use.Loading...
AGA157Soil Fertility1The physical, chemical and biological study of soil properties provided through a laboratory setting. The class will review the interaction of nutrients, land measurement and environmental concerns through soil management issues. Corequisite: AGA 154 (recommended) or AGH 146Loading...
AGA211Grain and Forage Crops3An advanced course using the problem-solving approach to crop management. Principles and practices of agronomic science are used in the discussion of management problems related to corn, soybeans, forage, small grain, sorghum and alternative crops. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor or AGA 381, 114, 154Loading...
AGA222Grain Management2Designed to acquaint the student with the complete cycle of grain from the farm to the country elevator. Major areas of study are the management of facilities, equipment, personnel and finances, warehouse requirements, grain grading, grain conditioning and grain inventory management.Loading...
AGA284Pesticide Application Certific3Common features of pests, methods of control, how pesticides work, pesticide labels, application equipment, calibration, laws and regulations governing pesticide use.Loading...
AGA381Crop Scouting3The course develops an understanding of the factors that affect plant growth. Plant nutrients are considered as students gain experience in identifying major and micronutrient deficiency symptoms in plants by means of soil tests, plant tests and observations.Loading...
AGB101Agricultural Economics3The study of economic principles and their application to the distribution of agricultural supplies.Loading...
AGB235Intro to Agricultural Markets3Focuses on the futures market and how it can be used as a marketing tool. Major areas of study include hedging, speculation, price forecasting, spreading, technical and fundamental analysis. The use of options as an economic marketing tool will be covered.Loading...
AGB330Farm Business Management3Includes management problem identification and solutions using business and economic principles, enterprise and total farm budgeting, adjusting to uncertainty, investment decisions, farm business organization, farm records and business analysis.Loading...
AGB331Entrepreneurship in Agricult3A study of the role and organization of several aspects of agribusiness including financial management and control, marketing, operation and resource management.Loading...
AGB440Agricultural Niche Marketing3The marketing of agricultural products in a niche market requires an understanding of the challenges for marketing a product or service in small portions to a consumer who is not being readily served by the mainstream product or service providers. This course will explore the opportunities available and identify procedures for establishing niche markets.Loading...
AGB802Agribusiness Internship I2Students will have the opportunity to experience an agricultural career through participation in an internship experience. The internship will provide career exploration through a structured evaluation.Loading...
AGB812Agribusiness Internship II2Students will have the opportunity to participate in an internship within the agribusiness industry. The internship may provide experiences within the agronomic, animal science, management, sales and service sectors that affect the food, fiber and environmental sciences. Prerequisite: AGB 802Loading...
AGC314Leadership in Agriculture2The course has been designed as a leadership development course that will allow students to actively engage in a variety of industry activities in preparation for their involvement as leaders within the industry. The development and practice of leadership skills is achieved through participation in a community or professional organization. Introductory skills to successfully coordinate and conduct a business meeting will be part of the course.Loading...
AGC420Agricultural Issues3This course will explore the current issues that affect agriculture from the perspective of the producer and consumer in a society with little direct connection to food production. The course will review today's most pressing issues: the environment, the national debt, international trade and world health and how it relates to global society change.Loading...
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AGH103Floral Design I1Construction and mechanics of merchandising flowers and plants at retail.Loading...
AGH104Floral Design II1An advanced class in commercial floral design, flower shop organization and management. Advanced wedding work, funeral work and commercial flower arrangements will be taught. Prerequisite: AGH 103Loading...
AGH106Introduction to Horticulture3This course introduces students to basic horticulture. Includes plant anatomy and physiology, plant classification and identification, and basic plant care.Loading...
AGH111Intro to Turfgrass Management2The study of soil and turf relationships to planning, seed bed preparation, seed selection, fertilization, sowing and establishing of turf and lawn. The student receives practical experience in starting and maintaining new lawn areas. Prerequisite: AGH 146 or AGA 154, AGH 147, AGH 221Loading...
AGH112Intro to Turfgrass Management3This course is a study of soil and turf relationships such as seed bed preparation, seed selection, fertilization, sowing and establishing of turf and lawn. The student receives practical experience in starting and maintaining lawn areas. Prerequisite/Corequisite: AGH 146 and 147 OR Prerequisite: BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145.Loading...
AGH120Herbaceous Plant Materials3The study and identification of herbaceous annual and perennial plants used in horticulture.Loading...
AGH123Woody Plant Materials3The identification, morphology, landscape use and culture of native and nonnative woody plants of the Upper Midwest. First 10 weeks, emphasis on deciduous plants. Last 5 weeks, emphasis on evergreens.Loading...
AGH132Introduction to Greenhouse3An introduction to greenhouse structures, heating and environmental control systems and watering. Winter and spring commercial potted plants, cut flowers and bedding plant crops will be explored in the college greenhouse. Prerequisite/Corequisite: AGH 146 and AGH 147 OR Prerequisite: BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145Loading...
AGH133Greenhouse Production I3This course investigates techniques used to produce Fall and Winter crops in a commercial greenhouse. Students will be responsible for the daily growing of a commercial greenhouse crop and its marketing. Field trips to commercial greenhouses are included in this course. Prerequisite: AGH 132Loading...
AGH139Field to Kitchen3An introduction to the production of commercial food crops. Students will produce a food crop. Food safety issues relating to the Food Safety Modernization Act are emphasized.Loading...
AGH140Equipment Operations2In this course students will learn to operate and maintain equipment used in horticulture. Equipment used in turfgrass maintenance will be emphasized.Loading...
AGH142Landscape Construction3Principles and practices of landscape construction will be explained. Curriculum encompasses process from initial client contact to installation of plant material and hardscape. Laboratory work in the course involves landscape installation using various materials and techniques.Loading...
AGH146Soil Science for Horticulture3A study of the management and properties of soils and rooting media for horticulturalists. The course will study the physical, chemical and biological aspects of soil management. This course also includes the study of soil amendments for fertilization, pH and salt control. Corequisite: AGH 147Loading...
AGH147Soil Fertility for Hort.1This course provides a study of the practical application of soil management to the various aspects unique to soil and potting media management in horticulture. Corequisite: AGH 146Loading...
AGH154Residential Landscape Design3Fundamentals of landscape design for homes are presented. Introduction to principles of landscaping as they apply to residential landscaping. Students are given opportunities to draw basic residential landscape plans. Prerequisite: AGH 159Loading...
AGH155Landscape Design II2Course will include design of residential, commercial, public areas and annual and perennial flower beds. Use of landscape construction materials in design and materials and labor estimates will be developed. Prerequisite: AGH 154, 159, 123. Corequisite: AGH 120Loading...
AGH156Landscape Design II3This course covers the landscape design of residential, commercial and public areas with an emphasis on advanced planting and hardscape design. Prerequisite: AGH 154, 159.Loading...
AGH159Landscape Graphics2This course is an introduction to landscape graphics and the associated drafting equipment and materials.Loading...
AGH160Irrigation Systems2A study of the design, installation, use and maintenance and repair of the different types of irrigation systems used in the production of a wide variety of horticulture crops. Irrigation system components, materials and estimates of installation, and maintenance and operation costs will be discussed. Prerequisite: AGH 146 or AGA 154, AGH 147, AGH 111Loading...
AGH161Irrigation Systems3A study of the design, installation, use, repair and maintenance of the different types of irrigation systems used in the production of horticulture crops. Irrigation system components, materials and estimates of operation costs will be discussed.Loading...
AGH200Landscape Estimating and Bidding2This course investigates the development of landscape bids and estimates. Prerequisite: AGH 142Loading...
AGH211Advanced Turfgrass Management3Turf management practices on golf and recreation areas with practical experience in maintaining turf on outdoor campus facilities. Prerequisite: AGH 112Loading...
AGH221Principles of Horticulture3A course designed to introduce the student to the principles of botany that are basic to plant life. Topics covered include plant cell chemistry, cell structure, functions, photosynthesis and transpiration.Loading...
AGH223Tree Physiology3The course investigates tree growth patterns and reactions to abiotic influences. Prerequisite: AGH 281.Loading...
AGH224Tree Maintenance3This course investigates the maintenance techniques used in tree care. Emphasis is placed on the pests, pathogens and treatment of tree diseases. Prerequisite: AGH 281.Loading...
AGH225Tree Climbing and Pruning3This course investigates the basic steps and equipment needed for safe tree climbing and pruning techniques used in tree management. Prerequisite: AGH 281.Loading...
AGH233Plant Propagation I3An introduction to plant propagation with emphasis on grafting, herbaceous and hardwood cuttings, and greenhouse and nursery seeds. Propagation schedules, equipment, structures and growth regulators will be discussed. Prerequisite: AGH 106 or BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145.Loading...
AGH241Sports Turf2Introduction to the variety of sports contests played on turfgrass fields. Students will study the sport, site selection and preparation, turfgrass species selection, establishment and maintenance of the field. Pre-competition practices of field layout along with post-competition practices of repair and field recovery will be discussed. Prerequisite: AGH 146 or AGA 154, AGH 147, AGH 111Loading...
AGH245Golf Course and Sports Turf Mgt3Introduction to the management of turfgrass played upon by a variety of sports contests. Students will study the sport, site selection and preparation, turf grass species selection, establishment and maintenance of the field. Pre-competition practices of field layout along with post-competition practices of repair and field recovery will be discussed. Prerequisite: AGH 112.Loading...
AGH251Insects and Diseases2Identification of diseases and insects that frequently infest horticultural crops and plant materials. Structures, functions and life cycles of these pests will be studied with environmental conditions favoring development. Chemical, organic, biological and mechanical control methods will be presented. A collection will aid in the ID process.Loading...
AGH253Insects and Diseases3Identification of pests that frequently infest horticulture crop will be covered in this course. Pest lifecycles and methods to disrupt pests will also be investigated.Loading...
AGH262Fruit and Vegetable Science3A study of tree fruits, small fruits and vegetable culture, including varietal selection, planting, pruning, fertilizing, disease and insect control programs. Prerequisite: AGH 106 or BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145.Loading...
AGH272Nursery Production I3Introduces the student to site selection, equipment and supplies with an introduction to field production, harvesting and marketing. Basic nursery and landscape skills will be developed on- and off-campus. Prerequisite: AGH 106 or BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145.Loading...
AGH276Greenhouse Production II3This course covers the techniques used to produce Spring crops in a commercial greenhouse. Students will be responsible for the daily growing of a commercial greenhouse crop and its marketing. Field trips to commercial greenhouses are included in this course. Prerequisite: AGH 132, 133.Loading...
AGH281Arboriculture3A study of tree culture with emphasis on propagation, pruning, transplanting, pest control, urban environmental concerns and recognition of hazards and liabilities. Methods of evaluation of values also studied. Prerequisite: AGH 106 or BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145. Loading...
AGH283Pesticide Application Cert2Types of chemicals will be identified and how to use and apply them properly will be studied. The safe handling of chemicals and calibration of spray equipment will be covered. Includes study of core manual and category for commercial pesticide license.Loading...
AGH291Hort. Business Operations3This course is an overview of wholesale and direct-to-consumer horticulture businesses. Various methods of marketing, economic feasibility, roles of personnel and startup for horticulture businesses will be investigated. Prerequisite: AGH 106.Loading...
AGH292Garden Center Management3Display, promotion and merchandising in the modern garden center will be stressed. Problems of distribution functions of marketing and their costs will be studied. Management's role in organizing a business and financial planning will be discussed.Loading...
AGH296Commercial Landscape Industry2This course provides preparation for Iowa Certified Nursery Professional certification and provides an introduction to the commercial landscape industry. Students in this course must be a member of the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association and attend the Iowa Shade Tree Short Course. Prerequisite: AGH 120, 123, 142.Loading...
AGH805Horticulture Internship I2Experience in a business setting related to the student's career objective. Taken over a five-week period. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: Must be in program major.Loading...
AGH815Horticulture Internship II2An opportunity for the student to gain employment experience in their specialization. In many instances, they will continue as full-time employees upon completion of the program. Taken over a five-week period. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: AGH 805Loading...
AGH912Current Topics in Hort.1This is a capstone course for the Horticulture program. This course provides an overview of current and potential future trends in the green industry. Case studies will be investigated. Prerequisite: AGH 106 or BIO 104 or BIO 112 or BIO 135 or BIO 138 or BIO 145.Loading...
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AGM125Alternative Energy in Ag3This course is designed to acquaint students with alternative energy sources in agriculture and their impact on the industry. Major areas of study will include petroleum, ethanol, biodiesel, wind energy and second-generation fuel sources. Emphasis on application and selection, equipment operations, storage and handling procedures and federal regulations will be addressed.Loading...
AGP333Precision Farming Systems3This course is an introduction to the general principles of Precision Agriculture. Major topic areas will include Global Positioning Systems (GPS), yield mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing equipment.Loading...
AGS101Working with Animals2A hands-on introductory course in skills for proper care and management of domestic animals. Husbandry skills including health observation, animal movement, identification, management procedures, and environmental assessment are covered.Loading...
AGS113Survey of the Animal Industry3An analysis of the livestock industry with emphasis on reproduction, inheritance, performance testing, selection and marketing.Loading...
AGS114Survey of the Animal Industry2Ways domestic animals serve the basic needs of humans for food, shelter, protection, fuel, and emotional well-being. Terminology, basic structures of the industries surrounding the production, care, and marketing of domestic animals in the United States.Loading...
AGS222Aquaculture/Aquarium Sci I3An exploration of aquaculture as it relates to public aquariums, aquatic research facilities and the commercial marine ornamental pet trade. A specific focus on the effects of husbandry, natural habitat mimicry and water quality will be implemented through laboratory exercises and facility site visits.Loading...
AGS225Swine Science3The practical application of technical information to life-cycle swine production, including production systems, breeding and genetics, herd health, housing, marketing, management and nutrition. Prerequisite: AGS 319 or AGS 114 or Instructor permission.Loading...
AGS226Beef Cattle Science3The practical application of technical information to life-cycle beef production with emphasis on calf/cow production and feedlot management. Prerequisite: AGS 319 or AGS 114 or Instructor permission.Loading...
AGS242Animal Health3A survey of diseases of large domestic animals, including discussion of causes, transmission, prevention and control.Loading...
AGS245Introduction to Animal Disease1This course covers the disease processes, primary and contributing causes, treatments and prevention of common medical and surgical diseases in domestic animals. Prerequisite: AGV 120Loading...
AGS249Aquaculture/Aquarium Sci II3This course continues the exploration of aquaculture as it relates to public aquariums, aquatic research facilities and the commercial marine ornamental pet trade. A specific focus on the breeding, spawning and rearing of ornamental marine fishes will be implemented through laboratory exercises and facility site visits. Live food culture and marine invertebrates aquaculture will be studied with hands-on experiences involving both jellyfish and live coral propagations. Prerequisite: AGS 222Loading...
AGS319Animal Nutrition3The identification and study of feed ingredients, nutrients and additives. Determine feed requirements of various livestock classes. Ration balancing and feed formulations are computed.Loading...
AGS323Animal Nutrition II3The practical application of feeding principles. An in-depth study of the various nutrients, their requirements and uses. An analysis of research feeding trials, research procedures and manufacturing terminology. Prerequisite OR Corequisite: AGS 319Loading...
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AGT120Agricultural Appl in Biotech3This course will explore through discussion and laboratory demonstration the impact that biotechnology has in all agricultural applications. A variety of application techniques will be used in both the agronomic and animal science areas to provide students with an understanding of these significant developments and how they will be able to communicate more effectively with a customer base that utilizes the products being developed.Loading...
AGV109Pharmacy Skills2This course reviews the basic concepts of animal anatomy and physiology in relation to medicine administration. Students are familiarized with veterinary drugs, their modes of administration and specific function in animal body systems. Prerequisites: AGV 120, 128, 129, 133, 245.Loading...
AGV120Veterinary Medical Terminology1Covers medical terminology with a veterinary emphasis. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology programLoading...
AGV124Intro to Veterinary Technology1This course introduces the basics of animal identification, husbandry, behavior, safety and healthcare to the student. Career opportunities in animal-related fields are explored. The student will also complete the American Red Cross Animal First Aid and CPR certification. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology programLoading...
AGV128Intro to Vet Technology2This course introduces the basics of animal identification, husbandry, behavior, safety and healthcare to the student. Career opportunities in animal-related fields are explored. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology program.Loading...
AGV129Veterinary Physiology3Physiology with a veterinary clinical emphasis. Provides the basis for study of confirmation, production and pathological processes of diseases of domestic animals. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology programLoading...
AGV133Veterinary Clinic Pathology I3This course covers parasite identification and testing and various sample collection, procedures and interpretation for common diagnostic testing performed in the veterinary laboratory. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology programLoading...
AGV134Veterinary Clinic Pathology II3Continues Veterinary Clinical Pathology I with emphasis on common blood and urine tests performed in a veterinary laboratory. Prerequisite: AGV 120, 128, 129 and 133Loading...
AGV138Clinical Pathology Lab1A review of current clinical laboratory practices in veterinary pathology. Prerequisite: AGV 134, 164, 172 and 266Loading...
AGV139Intro Veterinary Pharmacology1This course covers U.S. medication laws and discusses the basic groups of pharmaceuticals and their use in veterinary medicine. This includes dosage calculations, proper labeling, storage, inventory control, recordkeeping and dispensing of medications. Prerequisite: AGV 120, 124, 129 and 133Loading...
AGV140Veterinary Pharmacology3This course is designed to provide advanced knowledge in specific drug classification, usage and effects. This course will outline the technician's role and responsibilities in the pharmacy with regards to regulation of drugs, categories of drugs, labeling prescriptions, controlled drug logs, legal use of drugs, client education, calculations, measurement and compliance with manufacturer recommendations. Prerequisite: AGV 109, 134, 151, 166 and 932Loading...
AGV145Animal Nutrition3Animal Nutrition provides instruction regarding essential nutrients and the role of each in an animal's metabolism. Topics include basic clinical and therapeutic nutrition, pet food analysis, nutritional deficiencies, and toxins. Emphasis is on dogs and cats with an introduction to large animal nutrition, feeds and feeding.Loading...
AGV151Intro Vet Tech Clinical Skills3This course introduces the student to the basics of radiology, anesthesia, surgical preparation, veterinary customer service, veterinary computer programs, veterinary recordkeeping and other skills students will use during their internship. Prerequisite: AGV 120, 128, 129 and 133Loading...
AGV160Anesthesia/Surgical Assistance4This course is designed to introduce the student to the common surgical procedures performed in the veterinary clinic. Emphasis is placed on sanitation, patient observation, surgical preparation, assisting in anesthesia and postoperative patient management. Prerequisite: AGV 141, 164, 172, 180 and 266Loading...
AGV164Clinical Mgmt Domestic Species2This course covers the management, husbandry, restraint, behavior, and basic medical procedures of domestic large animals. Prerequisite: AGV 134, 109, 151, 166 and 932Loading...
AGV165Clin Mgmt Lab/Exotic Species2This course is designed to introduce the common species, husbandry procedures and basic nutrition, restraint and handling, common diseases, diagnostic procedures and medications used in various laboratory and exotic pet settings. Prerequisite: AGV 164, 172 and 266Loading...
AGV166Veterinary Nursing Care3Introduces the fundamentals of animal nursing, including common procedures, restraint, venipuncture techniques, medication or fluid administration. Emphasis will be placed on nursing care for the hospitalized patient. Prerequisite: AGV 120, 128, 129 and 133Loading...
AGV170Veterinary Anesthesiology3This course involves the study of pharmacology, application of anesthetic agents, the physiological effects and means of monitoring them, principles and administration of inhalant anesthetics, and a broad overview of anesthetic protocol and care. Emphasis will be on anesthetic practical skills and anesthesia equipment. Corequisites: AGV 140, 164, 172, 182, 266.Loading...
AGV172Large Animal Medicine/Surgery3This course is designed to introduce common species, husbandry and management procedures, proper restraint and handling, common procedures, medication, administration and surgical concerns for common species of domestic large animals. Prerequisite: AGV 134, 109, 151, 166 and 932. Corequisite: AGV 170Loading...
AGV182Diagnostic Imaging3This course is designed to introduce the student to diagnostic imaging. Topics include safety, patient positioning techniques, processing of film, proper machine use, technique chart, quality control and standard diagnostic procedures. It will also introduce the student to digital radiography, ultrasound MRI, CT and nuclear technologies. Prerequisite: AGV 134, 151, 166 and 932. Corequisite: AGV 109.Loading...
AGV238VTNE Review Course I2This course will summarize learning within the Veterinary Technology program. The course will emphasize the connection between classroom learning and the practice of veterinary technology in the professional world. It will help to enhance the student's preparation for the state and national veterinary technology examinations. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
AGV245Intro to Animal Disease2This course covers the disease processes, primary and contributing causes, treatments and prevention of common medical and surgical diseases in domestic animals. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology Program.Loading...
AGV266Adv Veterinary Nursing Care2Continues Veterinary Nursing Care with emphasis on advanced veterinary nursing procedures. Prerequisite: AGV 166, 134, 109, 151 and 932Loading...
AGV338VTNE Review Course II2This course will continue to summarize learning within the Veterinary Technology program. The course will emphasize the connection between classroom learning and the practice of veterinary technology in the professional world. It will help to enhance the student's preparation for the state and national veterinary technology examinations. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
AGV920Spanish for the Vet Tech2This course is designed to meet the needs of students of veterinary technology who will practice in an environment in which the use of Spanish for accurate client communication is essential. Students will acquire a working vocabulary of technical and clinical veterinary terms which will enable them to communicate professionally with Spanish speaking clients, farm managers, or other animal care givers. They will able to ascertain accurate client information and schedule appointments. They will identify the clients’ primary complaint, take a clinical or farm history which will allow them to correctly identify the animals’ disease condition. Finally they will accurately communicate prescribed treatments and follow up care with clients. Students will be provided resources for reference or further study in their species of interest. Prerequisite: Three years of high school Spanish or two semesters of Elementary Spanish or instructor approval.Loading...
AGV932Vet Technology Internship4Internship experience within a veterinarian-related business with an emphasis on animal care procedures. Prerequisite: AGV 109, 134, 151, and 166.Loading...
ANT100Introduction to Anthropology3This course is an introduction to the comparative study of humankind from biological and cultural perspectives. It surveys anthropological theory, methods and major findings regarding human origins and variations, cultural development and change, cultural systems and cross-cultural comparisons of people throughout the world.Loading...
ANT105Cultural Anthropology3The study of human cultures and their diversity. Students should develop some understanding not only of the differences that people all over the world experience in their lives and in their perceptions of others, but also those elements that are common to the human experience. This course will entail application of principles and theory to various aspects of field work. Completing Introduction to Anthropology would be helpful but it is not a requirement.Loading...
ANT110Faces of Culture3A television course in cultural anthropology that presents culture as the expression of human values, behavior and social organization existing in unique and varied forms throughout the world. The course focuses on culture as an adaptive mechanism that provides for the survival of the species.Loading...
ANT125Applications of Anthropology3Applied anthropology uses anthropological and interdisciplinary theory and research to address social issues. This course introduces students to basic concepts in four-field anthropology, with an emphasis on cultural anthropology, and it provides an overview of major specializations and current research topics. Students will engage in primary, community-based research through a course project on a topic of choice within one applied specialty. Students in all programs of study at DMACC may benefit through better understanding of qualitative research processes, the broad array of social issues that applied anthropologists study, and the critical thinking and writing that are necessary to problem-solving and understanding of culture and society. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ANT 100 or 105 or instructor approvalLoading...
ANT140Culture and Env of Boreal Forest2The class is an intensive on-site, six-day course taking place in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) of Superior National Forest in Northern Minnesota. BWCA is a designated wilderness area, accessible in the spring, summer and fall by nonmotored canoe or kayak only. Students will learn how the cultural groups residing there for the past 9,000 years have interacted with the local environment, discussing the environmental exploitation strategies of the various indigenous populations and the historic Euro-American groups in the Boreal Forest. The environment of the Boreal Forest will also be studied, encompassing geology, ecology, botany and zoology. The students will use wilderness minimal-impact camping skills and travel from 35 to 50 miles via canoe. Wilderness living skills and safe and effective canoeing techniques will be taught.Loading...
ANT150Global Issues-Local Perspec3Examines a variety of ways in which global connections affect cultural groups. Introduces the concepts and historical backdrop needed to understand global processes with specific cases from anthropological research that illuminate ties between local effect and general changes. The concept of "culture" is explained from critical and historical perspectives, along with recent shifts in theorizing and applying anthropological knowledge. The uses of qualitative field research in studies of globalization are emphasized. Students conduct a small topic-focused research project to see how globalization affects local processes in Iowa. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ANT 100 or 105 or instructor approvalLoading...
ANT202Human Origins3This course provides an introduction to biological anthropology and archaeology. Human origins are examined through the study of the biological and cultural evolution of humans. Topics such as skeletal biology, human variation, genetics, primatology, paleoanthropology and archaeological research methods will be included.Loading...
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APP101Sewing Basics2This course is intended for the student with very little or no sewing experience who would like to learn the basics of sewing. The course includes construction of two or more simple garments and/or projects. Students are encouraged to provide their own sewing machine and are required to furnish their own sewing kit (straight pins, tape measure, pin cushion, hand sewing needles/sharps, seam ripper, small scissors for trimming, sewing gauge) as well as fabric and notions to complete projects. (This course is Pass/Fail.)Loading...
APP111Visual Merchandising and Design3Focus will be learning design principles and design elements in visual merchandising and merchandise display. An emphasis is placed on planning and designing successful interior store or business displays and windows with the six components, as well as implementing all of the design principles.Loading...
APP211Textiles3Focus will be on an application-oriented study of natural and manufactured fibers, yarns, fabric construction, printing and dyeing methods and finishes to determine the performance properties, quality and serviceability of fabrics in relation to end use.Loading...
APP230Fashion Coord and Promotion3Focus is on researching, analyzing and forecasting fashion trends. Information on emerging fashion trends is communicated through a PowerPoint computer presentation. Use of this information results in the creation of a promotional plan to establish fashion leadership. Prerequisite: APP 260Loading...
APP250Design Concepts3Includes a study of the history of fashion design, the effective use of design principles and analysis of future fashion trends. New industry-based computer design software will be used to design contemporary fashion apparel for women, men or children.Loading...
APP260Fashion Analysis and Design3Emphasis is placed on all phases of the apparel business planning process, including strategic planning, merchandise planning, creative planning, technical planning and production planning, as well as discussions of the various types of retailers that sell the apparel products to the consumer. Design elements and design principles are applied to apparel design analysis. Basic garment styles are studied. Fashion forecasting and sources of inspiration are discussed. Current trends are prepared by the student in a research project. Students will learn how to develop a successful group line. Designer history and concepts are researched and shared in a project prepared by the student. The wide variety of fashion-related careers is also covered in this course.Loading...
APP265Fashion Styling3Emphasis is on all phases of the styling process from personal styling to editorial or film styling. Learn how to develop a look book or a mood board for clients to communicate a look or creative direction. Develop a business plan incorporating a brand identity for your business through social media and promotional materials.Loading...
APP270Fashion Buying3Fashion moves quickly so the buyer must be in tune with current trends and suppliers who can provide the best quality merchandise, delivery and pricing. Vendor analysis, open-to-buy and timing are studied, including the development of a six-month merchandise plan.Loading...
APP291Fashion Study Tour1The student will participate in a supervised study tour, location to be announced, in which a concentrated time will be spent touring a market center and researching a variety of fashion businesses from manufacturing and marketing to merchandising, promoting and selling apparel. Prerequisite: APP 260Loading...
ARC110Intro to Architectural CAD3Practical application of the basic skills of architectural CAD involving the mechanics and necessary thought process. Projects will revolve around Architectural Drafting I projects. Corequisite: ARC-113 with a C or better or Instructor ApprovalLoading...
ARC111Intermediate Arch. 2D CAD2This course will teach the more advanced level commands and skills used in computer Aided Drafting for architectural documents, including industry standards and the industry thought process. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ARC 110 with a C or better or Instructor ApprovalLoading...
ARC113Architectural Drafting I4This course focuses on fundamental drafting skills and how they are applied to the architectural drafting profession. The course presents current drafting standards and trends in the architectural industry. It emphasizes standardization and the necessary foundation of drafting training as well as implementation of a common approach to drafting. Corequisite: ARC-110 with a C or better or Instructor Approval.Loading...
ARC114Architectural Drafting I5Practical application of the basic skills of drafting involving the necessary thought processes. A complete set of residential drawings will be developed by hand--involving plans, elevations, sections and details.Loading...
ARC115Arch 3D Computer Modeling2This course will teach the introductory skills used in 3D modeling for architectural visualization and communication. Prerequisite: ARC-111 with a C or better or Instructor Approval.Loading...
ARC116Construction Estimating2An orderly process of accounting for the items involved in a construction project.Loading...
ARC123Arch. Residential Drafting I3This course will apply practical application of the basic skills of drafting involving the mechanics and the necessary thought process in the development of residential construction documents. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ARC-110 with a C or better and ARC-113 with a C or better or Instructor ApprovalLoading...
ARC124Arch Residential Drafting II3This course will apply practical application of the basic skills of drafting involving the mechanics and the necessary thought process in the development of residential construction documents. Prerequisite: ARC-123 with a C or better. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SDV-108 or Instructor ApprovalLoading...
ARC127Architectural Drafting II5This course will apply practical application of the basic skills of drafting involving the mechanics and the necessary thought processes. Prerequisite: ARC 114 and CAD 119Loading...
ARC128Architectural Drafting III5Students will develop drawing of a small commercial building using Building Information Modeling software. Prerequisite: ARC 127Loading...
ARC133Commercial Architecture/BIM I3The Building Information Modeling process is used to develop a small commercial building. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ARC-124 with a C better and ARC-115 with a C or better or Instructor ApprovalLoading...
ARC134Commercial Architecture/BIM II3Using the Building Information Modeling process to complete the development of a small commercial building. Prerequisite: ARC-133 with a C or better or Instructor ApprovalLoading...
ARC160Materials and Assemblies I2An introduction to building materials and assemblies through the Construction Specifications Institute's MasterFormat accounting and management system. Loading...
ARC165Materials and Assemblies I3An introduction to building materials and assemblies through the Construction Specifications Institute's MasterFormat accounting and management system.Loading...
ARC167Materials and Assemblies II3An introduction to building materials and assemblies through the Construction Specifications Institute's MasterFormat accounting and management system. Prerequisite: ARC 165Loading...
ARC169Materials and Assemblies III3An introduction to building materials and assemblies through the Construction Specifications Institute's MasterFormat accounting and management system. Prerequisite: ARC 167Loading...
ARC170Materials and Assemblies II2A deeper investigation into building materials and assemblies through the Construction Specification Institute’s MasterFormat accounting and management system. Prerequisite/Corequisite: ARC-160 with a C or better or Instructor ApprovalLoading...
ARC172Materials and Assemblies III2A deeper investigation into building materials and assemblies through the Construction Specification Institute’s MasterFormat accounting and management system. Prerequisite: ARC-170 with a C or better or Instructor ApprovalLoading...
ARC173Materials and Assemblies IV2A deeper investigation into building materials and assemblies through the Construction Specification Institute’s MasterFormat accounting and management system. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ARC-172 with a C or better or Instructor Approval.Loading...
ARC180Building Codes2A look into building codes and their interpretation.Loading...
ARC181Construction Documents Tech2An investigation into the Construction Specification Institute's Construction Documents Technologist certification material and examination.Loading...
ARC183Materials and Assemblies V2A conclusion to the investigation into building materials and assemblies through the Construction Specification Institute’s MasterFormat accounting and management system. Prerequisite: ARC-173 with a C or better or Instructor ApprovalLoading...
ARC187Contract Doc Tech I2A beginning investigation into the Construction Specification Institute’s “Contract Documents Technologist” certification material and examination. Loading...
ARC188Contract Doc Tech II2Concluding the investigation into the Construction Specification Institute’s “Contract Documents Technologist” certification material and examination. Prerequisite: ARC-187 with a C or better or Instructor ApprovalLoading...
ARC190Presentation Graphics3Exploration into architectural presentation graphics, schematics and finish presentation styles. Students will have an option of media to produce presentation graphics for their portfolios. Prerequisite: ARC 115 with a C or better or instructor permissionLoading...
ARC273Architectural Design3Students design, develop, and document a residential project from initial conception to final design and documentation. Prerequisite: ARC-115 with a C or better or Instructor ApprovalLoading...
ARC932Internship2Provides practical experience in an architectural, engineering, or construction related environment. Includes employer/supervisor evaluations and instructor visits/interview. Prerequisite: Must be in program major and either ARC 124 with a C or better, or instructor approval.Loading...
ART101Art Appreciation3A general survey course that explores in chronological sequence many artists and their lives, styles and media. The student will use art to recognize global cultural diversity and connect to universal human experience as expressed through art.Loading...
ART102Arts for Elementary Education3Designed for students in education and recreation to assist them with design, construction and planning for multi-art forms and materials for instructional situations.Loading...
ART114Survey of the Animal Industry2Ways domestic animals serve the basic needs of humans for food, shelter, protection, fuel, and emotional well-being. Terminology, basic structures of the industries surrounding the production, care, and marketing of domestic animals in the United States.Loading...
ART133Drawing3Lab study of the tools and techniques necessary for entry-level visual arts in drawing. Emphasis on still life using gesture, contour, shape, plane, volume and value/tonal techniques. Basic drawing skills with pencil, charcoal and eraser are explored.Loading...
ART136Life Drawing3Drawing and painting a live model. Emphasis on structure, movement and expression.Loading...
ART143Painting3Acrylic painting with emphasis on still life, landscape and individual composition.Loading...
ART148Landscape Painting3Landscape painting using any water-based media. Study of the elements of art to aid in composition and development of a personal painting style. Field trips will be required.Loading...
ART173Ceramics3Comprehensive "hands-on" introductory experience working clay. The discovery "process" of finding one's unique sense of touch is stressed. Fundamental techniques demonstrated in hand-building and wheel-throwing. Concepts in ceramic art discussed, connecting cultures, artists and contemporary objects.Loading...
ART174Ceramics II3Series of forms, individual help from a professional artist. Topics in ceramics: the "figure," large-scale works, architectural terra-cotta restoration, outdoor claybodies, building slide portfolio, photographing work, shows and galleries. Kiln firing. Prerequisite: Instructor permissionLoading...
ART176Tilemaking3Design and fabricate tiles for specific applications, while emphasizing critical processes of working with clay. Transforms two-dimensional drawings to pieces in three dimensions. Study new theories in "Visual Communication."Loading...
ART184Principles of Photography3Students will learn the basic principles of photography. Topics will include basic camera operation, film developing, darkroom techniques and special effects. The camera will become an instrument to explore and communicate ideas, goals and visions effectively.Loading...
ART186Principles Digital Photography3Students will learn the basic principles of digital photography. Topics will include basic camera operation, composition, metering, computer tips and tricks and shooting tips and tricks. The digital camera in conjunction with the computer will become instruments to explore visual communication effectively. This course requires a DSLR digital camera, minimum 12.0 megapixels, capable of interchangeable lenses.Loading...
ART189Commercial Photography 13This course is designed for students who want to further enhance their photographic knowledge and abilities. It is an application of the skills learned in Digital Photography with an emphasis on professional jobs and assignments used in commercial photography. A portfolio of each student’s required by the end of the course. Prerequisite: ART 292Loading...
ART190History of Photography3Students will study the history, language and meaning of photography, including its evolving technology, notable contributors and reflection of our changing culture. Students will also learn about the social impact of photography as a news medium, the principles of photographic aesthetics and contemporary issues.Loading...
ART192Portrait Photography 13This course an in-depth look at portrait photography. Emphasis will be on developing and refining your techniques in a variety of settings and lighting conditions. Projects will examine critical and aesthetic issues in portrait photography from singles to large groups, under studio and location settings. Both traditional and digital photography will be covered. Prerequisite: ART 292Loading...
ART194Portfolio Photography 13This is the keystone course in the DMACC Professional Photography Program. All other courses in the program have been developing competencies to make this course successful. Here the student puts it all together to produce a highly effective and professional quality portfolio that helps the student gain employment in their chosen career area. The final portion of the course is devoted to the portfolio exhibits and a comprehensive exam covering the graduates gained knowledge over the course of the program. Prerequisite: ART 292Loading...
ART195Design: Exploring Art Media3An introduction to basic techniques in media such as paper-making, clay, fibers and soft sculptures. Students will explore a variety of traditional approaches to express a contemporary vision.Loading...
ART196Photography Assistant Basics3Students will learn about the expectations and demands of photo assisting commercial/portrait photographers through daily work at in studios and location shoots. Students will learn how to set up and break down photography equipment needed in daily photography shoots. Students will also learn how to set up tethered shooting using capture one software and Adobe Lightroom. Students will also learn about props and studio set design setup. Prerequisite: ART 186Loading...
ART225Photoshop for Photography3This course teaches students how to work with Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Lightroom, the industry-standard photo image software programs. This class is an in depth look at the technical aspects of color management, images light and dark adjustments, and other techniques for preparing the image for output to print or be used on the internet by using the digital darkroom.Loading...
ART226Alternative Photo Processes3For students who have mastered basic photographic principles and process. This class will be a guide that demonstrates a variety of alternative processes, encompassing both traditional and nontraditional techniques. Topics include Litho Printing, EIR Film, HIE Film, Spray Developing, Fotodye, Tone Zone, Sun-printing and Photograms. Prerequisite: ART 184, 186Loading...
ART227Advanced Image Processing3This course teaches students how to work with advanced features of Photoshop/Lightroom and Capture One software. This course builds on what was learned in Photoshop for Photographers ART 225 class. This class will delve deeper into the technical aspects of image developing and manipulation. Prerequisite: ART 186, ART 225Loading...
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ART287Portrait Photography II3This course is an advanced look at portrait photography. This course is designed to assist the student in learning production of advanced portrait techniques. This course builds on the skills learned in Portrait Photography 1 and will include various portrait assignments in the studio, outdoors and on location. A portfolio presentation is required upon completion. Prerequisite: ART 186, ART 225, ART 192, ART 292.Loading...
ART289Photojournalism3Students will learn basic visual and technical aspects of photojournalism using a digital camera while photographing a series of general news, feature, performing arts, sports and community events. (This course uses digital cameras only.)Loading...
ART291Travel Photography3Advanced principles of imaging making and presentation will be explored with spirit and knowledge that is expected to engender an appreciation for photography, travel and the visual image. This is a story telling class where students will be challeneged to express a sense of place with their images. (This class uses film or digital DSLR style cameras).Loading...
ART292Studio Photography3Students learn to arrange and compose a photograph in a deliberate process using studio flash photography. Students learn to analyze the elements in a scene, arrange them and use artificial light for the desired effect. Projects test student imagination, creativity, technical skills and willingness to experiment with studio lighting while improving their photographic expertise. Prerequsite: ART 186Loading...
ART293Wedding Photography3This course is designed for students who want to further enhance their photographic knowledge and abilities. It is an application of the skills learned in Digital Photography with an emphasis on professional jobs and assignments used in Wedding Photography. Prerequisite: ART 186, ART 225Loading...
ART294Architectural Photography3This course is designed for students who want to further enhance their photographic knowledge and abilities in Architecture photography. It is an application of the skills learned in Digital Photography with an emphasis on professional jobs and assignments used in Architectural photography. Architecture students can prosper by learning to see light and how light alters the visual impact of architectural forms. This course will teach students to create successful images of exterior architecture, interior architectural design, as well as architectural models. Prerequisite: ART 186, ART 225.Loading...
ART929Individual Projects2Students will have the opportunity to further develop their photographic expertise in one or more of the following photography classifications: Architectural, Banquet, Postcards/Marketing Publications, Business Portraits, Fine Arts, Fashion, Furniture, Industrial, Illustrative, Photojournalism, Public Relations, Conventions/Special Events, Education or Weddings. Students meet with instructor for project review once a week until project is completed. This course is repeatable up to 6 credits. Prerequisite: ART 226, 289, 291 and 292Loading...
ASL151American Sign Language I5This course is designed for students who have no knowledge of American Sign Language. Topics to be introduced include: ASL Linguistic features, cultural protocols and core vocabulary enabling students to function in basic ASL conversation: asking/answering questions, introductions and exchanging personal information, discussing family, friends and surroundings.Loading...
ASL155Amer Sign Lang II: Non-Majors4This course expands the basic principles presented in ASL I and is designed for the intermediate study of ASL for non-majors. It provides students with the opportunity to increase their ASL competence and to use ASL in a variety of discourse and narrative settings. The following skills will be emphasized: semantic awareness analysis, exploring ASL grammar and complex uses of space, ways of making transitions between ideas, use of classifiers and determining appropriate perspective in specific contexts. Prerequisite: ASL 151 with a "C" or betterLoading...
ASL181American Sign Language II5This course expands the basic principles presented in ASL I. ASL II teaches students to use linguistic features, cultural protocols and core lexical items to function in basic ASL conversations that include ASL grammar for giving directions, describing, making requests, talking about family, occupations and routines and attributing qualities to others. Prerequisite: ASL 151 or instructor permissionLoading...
ASL251American Sign Language III5This course expands the basic principles presented in ASL II. ASL III focuses on features of time, subject/ object, classifiers, nonmanual behaviors and finger spelling (including numbers and loan signs). In addition, ASL semantics and syntax (including conversational regulators) will be introduced. Prerequisite: ASL 181 or instructor permissionLoading...
ASL291American Sign Language IV5This course expands the principles in ASL III. The course focuses on different registers of ASL discourse and the use of space in discourse. Most of the work in this course will involve students' production of appropriate, accurate ASL discourse. Areas of vocabulary development include: contextually sensitive vocabulary (e.g., human sexuality, AIDS), national and world events and politics. Prerequisite: ASL 251 or instructor permissionLoading...
ASM150Communication with the Elderly1This course will introduce strategies and concepts to improve communication with the elderly population. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM155Impact of Demographics1This course will address demographic changes in the elderly population and the impact on society. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM160Aspects of Aging1This course will examine the physiological, biological and psychological changes as they relate to the aging process. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM165Healthy Aging1This course will examine the research of healthy aging and the results of improving the quality of life in advancing years. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM170Behavior Principles4This course is the first of the four-course sequence in the Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant certificate. This course will contain 15 hours of content based on the BACB Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards and the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts. The course will also contain 45 hours of content based on the BACB Foundational Knowledge List.Loading...
ASM172Research Methods3This course is the second of the four-course sequence in the Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant certificate. This course will be based on the BACB Fourth Edition Task List. It will focus 10 hours in measurement and data analysis, 5 hours in experimental design and 30 hours of identification of the problem and assessment. Prerequisite/Corequiste: ASM 170Loading...
ASM174Fund Elements of Behavior3This course is the third of four classes to be completed in sequence in the Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant certificate. This course will be based on the BACB Fourth Edition Task List. It will focus on the fundamental elements of behavior change and specific behavior change procedures. Prerequisite: ASM 170, 172Loading...
ASM176Behavior Change2This course is the fourth and final course in the Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant certificate. It is based on the BACB Fourth Edition Task List. This course will contain 10 hours on behavior change systems, 10 hours on intervention and behavior change considerations and 10 hours on implementation, management and supervision. Prerequisite: ASM 170 and 172. Prerequisite/Corequisite: ASM 174Loading...
ASM180Cultural Diversity1This course will explore cultural diversity as it relates to race, national origin, gender and culture in the aging population. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM200Depression, Death and Grieving1This course will cover depression, death, loss and the grieving process for both the family and the professional caregiver. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM238Financial Management in AS3Emphasis on financial practices in organizations that provide health services to seniors. Review cost and labor hour controls. Excel spreadsheets, evaluation of profit/loss and fiscal reports will be addressed. It is suggested that the student successfully complete ACC 111 or ACC 131 prior to this course.Loading...
ASM239Info Systems in Health Care2Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of healthcare information needs and the development of methods to meet these needs. Fundamental components of computers and computer systems will be examined, including specialized information management systems in health care.Loading...
ASM240Pract. I: Social Services1This course emphasizes on theories and practices in human resource management in the long-term care facility. This course meets 80 human resource management clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
ASM241Pract.II: Dietary1Focus on the dietary department in the long-term care facility. Federal and state rules and regulations as well as food ordering, inventory processes, food preparation, serving, budget,staff patterns are explored. This course meets the 80 hour practicum state of Iowa Nursing Home Administrator requirement in human resources.Loading...
ASM242Pract.III:Legal Asp.and Gov.Org1This course will have an emphasis on the legal aspects and government organizations affecting long-term care facilities. This course satisfies 80 legal aspect and government organizations clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
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ASM244Pract. V: Environmental Serv.1Emphasis on administrator's responsibilities in housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance departments. This course satisfies 80 environmental services clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
ASM245Pract. VI:Act./Community1Activity and volunteer programs in long-term care facility. Use of community resources will be explored. This course satisfies 80 activities/community resources clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
ASM246Pract. VII: Business Admin.1Emphasis on business practices in long-term care facility. This course satisfies 80 business administration clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
ASM247Pract. VIII: Admin. Org.1This course will emphasize on concepts and practices involved in the administration of a long-term care facility. This course satisfies 80 administrative organization clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
ASM248Pract. IX: HR Management1This course emphasizes on theories and practices in human resource management in the long-term care facility. This course meets 80 human resource management clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
ASM256Agency Experience2During this practical experience, the student will investigate a senior services agency. The student will identify the purpose of the business, client needs, funding and techniques to evaluate the service delivery system. In addition, the student will pay special attention to the role and responsibilities of the administrator or manager in the operation of the agency.Loading...
ASM261Regulation of NF/SNF3Emphasis is on the changing dynamics of long-term care and the regulatory system. Special attention will focus on the federal and state regulations that govern the long-term healthcare services. This will include the agencies that originate, implement and monitor the regulations.Loading...
ASM262Regulation of Supported Living3This course will provide an overview of Supported Living agencies and an in-depth study of Assisted Living programs in Iowa. The course will focus on these agencies from an operational perspective and will include the following topics: types, development, management, staffing, organization, governance, budgeting and marketing.Loading...
ASM263Practicum I: Quality of Life2During this practical experience, the student will investigate the policies, procedures and techniques used to meet the psychosocial and physical needs of clients in nursing facilities. Special emphasis will be placed on the role and responsibilities of the administrator in assuring client psychosocial and physical needs are met to maximize quality of life and quality of care.Loading...
ASM264Practicum II: Human Resources1During this practical experience, the student will investigate the policies, procedures and techniques used to meet the administrative and business needs of the nursing care facility. Emphasis will be placed on the area of human resource management.Loading...
ASM265Practicum III: Finance1During this practical experience, the student will analyze and interpret budgets and financial statements. Special emphasis will be placed on the role and responsibilities of the administrator in identifying trends in the financial performance of the facility.Loading...
ASM266Practicum IV: Environment1During this practical experience, the student will investigate the physical plant needs and the environmental impact on residents. Special emphasis will be placed on the role and responsibilities of the administrator as they relate to quality assurance data and safety outcomes.Loading...
ASM267Practicum V: Leadership and Mgmt1During this practical experience, students will investigate policies, procedures and techniques used to meet the administrative and business needs of nursing care facilities. Emphasis will be placed on the administrative and leadership styles used to achieve roles and responsibilities to provide quality of life and quality of care for the clients.Loading...
ASM274Law and Ethics in Health Care3An introduction to law and its relationship to senior healthcare services. The course is designed to provide a basic background in law and ethics by defining the law, the court structure and its procedures, and exploring various legal and ethical issues relating to long-term healthcare services.Loading...
ASM278Management in Senior Care Serv3Relates fundamental management principles in the senior care setting. Focuses on management processes and organizational behavior in senior care organizations, healthcare facilities and other senior health services agencies.Loading...
ASM279Health Care Human Resources3Study of policies, procedures and the processes in human resource planning. This would include securing, developing and maintaining human resources, labor laws, and employee/management rights in healthcare services settings.Loading...
ASM280Health Care Delivery Systems2Provides a comprehensive overview of healthcare delivery systems and services. Includes studies in access and financing healthcare services and evaluating the delivery of care.Loading...
ASM282Aging Services2Aging Services relates the physical, psychological and sociological needs of seniors to services provided in the continuum of care setting. Includes the services in a therapeutic milieu creating a home environment that includes nursing, dietary, environmental concerns, activities and social services.Loading...
ASM283Aging Policies and Gov Programs2Class examines aging policies and government programs at the federal and state levels. Various agencies, advocacy groups and funding sources are investigated.Loading...
ASM291Activity Coordinator4This course is designed to prepare persons to work as activity coordinators in the continuum of care communities, including the following settings: skilled care, health care, assisted living programs, adult day and residential care. Topics will include understanding residents' needs, rights and choices and providing appropriate activities. The course will also address resident-centered care, regulatory requirements and the survey process. The course has been approved by the Iowa Department of Health and meets their requirements.Loading...
ASM295Death and Dying3An examination of death and the dynamics relating to the grief process, its foundational components, its varied characteristics and its impact upon the bereaved, with special emphasis upon appropriate resolution and adjustment.Loading...
ASM800Seminar I1The seminar will meet twice to discuss topics, issues and methods for applying the knowledge acquired from the modules as they relate to the elderly population. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM805Seminar II1The seminar will meet twice to discuss topics, issues and the application of knowledge from the modules as they relate to the elderly population. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ATC320Technical Internship I3The technician will work in a participating dealership. The work will be full-time approximately 40 hours per week. The tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous coursework. A task list will be issued to each dealer. Prerequisite: AUT 114, 615. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AUT 404, 524.Loading...
ATC328Chrysler Elec Systems Repair4Instruction in the diagnosis, repair and service of electrical and electronic components and accessories used on current Chrysler vehicles. Prerequisite: ATC 312, MAT 772Loading...
ATC330Technical Internship II3Work experience at a participating dealership. The tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous coursework. Prerequisite: AUT 114, 615, 404 and 524Loading...
ATC335Service/Repair Chrysler Engine5Principles and operations of Chrysler engines. Service procedures and engine component repair or replacement will be emphasized. Diagnosis of engine problems will also be covered. Prerequisite: ATC 317Loading...
ATC336Chrysler Fuel Systems3A course designed to acquaint the student with basic fuel system principles. Instruction will be offered in the theory, service, repair and adjustment of automotive fuel systems. Prerequisite: ATC 328Loading...
ATC340Technical Internship III3Work experience at a sponsoring dealership. The tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous coursework. Corequisite: Admission to Chrysler ProgramLoading...
ATC346Chrysler Engine Performance5Diagnosis and service of microprocessor-controlled fuel and injection systems. Oscilloscopes, engine analyzers, digital meters and other high-technology instruments will be used. Prerequisite: ATC 335, 336Loading...
ATC347Chrysler Heating and AC3Theory and operation of Chrysler air conditioning systems leading to the diagnosis, service and repair of current models of Chrysler vehicles. Prerequisite: ATC 312, 317Loading...
ATC350Technical Internship IV3Work experience at a participating dealership. Tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous coursework. Prerequisite: ATC 340Loading...
ATC353Chrysler Power Train Systems6This course provides instruction in the operation of Chrysler drive trains, including automatic transmissions, transaxles, manual transmissions, multi-wheel drive systems, differentials and their electronic controls. Proper diagnosis, service and repair procedures of these systems are studied and practiced. Prerequisite: AUT 242Loading...
ATC354Chrysler Manual Drivetrains4Provides an understanding of the principles of operation in manual drivetrains, including manual transmissions, transaxles, front and rear differentials, driveshafts and transfer cases. Proper diagnosis, service and repair procedures of these systems are studied and practiced. Prerequisite: ATC 340Loading...
ATC355Chrysler Automatic Drivetrains4Provides an understanding of the principles of operation in automatic transmission and transaxles including electronic controls. Proper diagnosis, service and repair procedures of these systems are studied and practiced. Prerequisite: ATC 317, 346Loading...
ATC356Advanced Chrysler Systems5Instruction in techniques and procedures required to diagnose and service current vehicles. New systems developed by Chrysler will be included. Prerequisite: AUT 842Loading...
ATC360Technical Internship V2Work experience at a participating dealership. Tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous coursework. Prerequisite: ATC 350Loading...
ATF280Ford Steering/Susp/Brakes4Instruction in the theory of operational service procedures used in the maintenance and repair of Ford Motor Company's base steering, suspension and brake systems. Prerequisite: Admission to ASSET programLoading...
ATF290Adv. Ford Steering/Susp/Brake2Instruction in the theory and operation of advanced Ford Motor Company steering, suspension and brake systems. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Education (ASSET) Program, AFT 280 and AFT 328Loading...
ATF312Ford Automotive Electrical5A study of the electrical systems used in Ford Motor Company vehicles. The instruction will include fundamentals of electricity, series and parallel circuits, schematics, wire repair, diodes, transistors, microprocessors and digital displays. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed TrainingLoading...
ATF317Ford Shop Fund and Minor Svc3A study of dealership organizational structure as it relates to the technician. Use of service manuals, electronic troubleshooting manuals and service bulletins are practiced. Also provides entry level automotive task competencies. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET)Loading...
ATF320Technical Internship I3Work experience at a sponsoring dealership. The tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous course work. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET)Loading...
ATF326Ford Automotive Climate Ctrl3Theory and operation of Ford Motor Company air conditioning, heating and air distribution systems leading to the diagnosis, service and repair of current models of vehicles. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET) and ATF 328 or AUT 652Loading...
ATF328Ford Electronic Systems Diag5Instruction in the operation and diagnosis/repair of electronic components and systems used on current Ford Motor Company vehicles. Required: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET). Prerequisite: ATF 312Loading...
ATF330Technical Internship II3Work experience at a sponsoring dealership. The tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous course work. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET)Loading...
ATF333Ford Engine Diagnosis/Repair4Principles and operation of Ford Motor Company engines. Service procedures and engine component diagnostics, repair and/or replacement will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET) and ATF 317 or AUT 114Loading...
ATF336Ford Fuel Systems and Injection3Introduction to the different types of fuels and theory of basic fuel delivery systems including diagnosis, repair and/or replacement of components in Ford electronic engine control systems. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET) and ATF 328 or AUT 652. Corequisite: ATF 337Loading...
ATF337Ford Driveability and Emissions4Diagnosis and service of microprocessor-controlled fuel and ignition systems. Computer-based scantools, digital meters and other high-technology instruments will be used. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET) and ATF 328 or AUT 652. Corequisite: ATF 336Loading...
ATF340Technical Internship III3Work experience at a sponsoring dealership. The tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous course work. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET)Loading...
ATF344Ford Driveline and 4x4 Diag/Rpr2Students will study rear axle and differential design and operation, driveshaft construction, transfer case design and operation. Students will also perform diagnosis and repair operation of each. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET)Loading...
ATF345Ford Manual Transmissions2This course is the study of Ford manual transmissions' design and operation and clutch systems. It will include diagnosis and repair of clutches and transmissions. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET)Loading...
ATF346Ford Transmission and Transaxle4This is the study of Ford automatic transmissions and transaxles including design, operation, diagnosis and repair. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET)Loading...
ATF350Technical Internship IV3Work experience at a sponsoring dealership. The tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous course work. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET)Loading...
ATF352Ford Systems/Technology Update3Update on emerging and new technologies released by Ford Motor Company and the industry during the course of the ASSET program. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET) and ATF 340Loading...
ATF362Ford Diesel Engine Technology4The study of diesel engine construction, operation, diagnosis and repair in Ford vehicles. This will include oil, fuel, intake and exhaust systems. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Student Service Ed Training (ASSET)Loading...
ATG312GM Specialized Electronics Trn4A study of the electrical and electronics systems used in General Motors vehicles. The instruction includes fundamentals of electricity, series and parallel circuits, schematics, wire repair, diodes, transistors and microprocessors. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP)Loading...
ATG320GM Brake Systems4Instruction in the theory of operation and service procedures used in the maintenance and repair of General Motors brake systems. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP)Loading...
ATG322GM Steering and Suspension3Instruction in the theory of operation and service procedures used in the maintenance and repair of General Motors steering and suspension systems. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Service Educational ProgramLoading...
ATG326GM Auto AC Systems3Theory of operation of General Motors air conditioning and heating systems leading to the diagnosis, service and repair of current models of GM vehicles. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP), ATG 312 and AUT 114Loading...
ATG327Minor Svc/Repair/GM Engines3Course will provide instruction in the theory and operation of the General Motors four-stroke cycle engines. Emphasis will be placed on both design and proper disassembly/reassembly procedures. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Service Educational Program, AUT 114Loading...
ATG328Diagnosis/Repair-GM Elect Sys3Instruction in the diagnosis, repair and service of electrical and electronic components and accessories used on current GM vehicles. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Service Educational Program, MAT 772, AUT 114. Prerequisite/Corequisite: ATG 312.Loading...
ATG329Technical Internship I3The technician will work in a participating dealership. The work will be full-time, approximately 40 hours per week. The tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous course work. A task list will be issued to each dealer. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Service Educational Program, MAT 772, AUT 114, ATG 322. Prerequisite/Corequisite: ATG 312, ATG 320.Loading...
ATG330Technical Internship II3Work experience at a participating dealership. The tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous course work. Prerequisite: ATG 329, 328Loading...
ATG333Major Service Proc/GM Engines3This course is designed to provide instruction in proper diagnosis of GM engine malfunctions and repair or replacement of defective components and assemblies. Emphasis will be placed on in-vehicle engine service and repair as well as engine removal and reinstallation operations performed in GM dealerships. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Service Educational Program and ATG 327.Loading...
ATG336GM Fuel Systems3A course designed to acquaint the student with basic fuel system principles. Instruction will be offered in the theory, service, repair and adjustment of automotive fuel systems. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Service Educational Program and ATG 328Loading...
ATG337GM Engine Performance4Diagnosis and service of microprocessor-controlled fuel and ignition systems. Oscilloscopes, engine analyzers, digital meters and other high-technology instruments will be used. Prerequisite: ATG 336, ATG 327, ATG 328.Loading...
ATG340Technical Internship III3Work experience at a sponsoring dealership. Tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous course work. Prerequisite: ATG 330. Prerequisite/Corequisite: ATG 344, ATG 345.Loading...
ATG344GM Manual Drivetrains4Provides an understanding of the principles of operation in manual powertrains, including manual transmissions and transaxles, front and rear differentials, driveshafts and transfer cases. Proper diagnosis, service and repair procedures of these systems are studied and practiced. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Service Educational Program and AUT 114.Loading...
ATG345GM Automatic Drivetrains4Provide an understanding of the principles of operation in automatic transmissions and transaxles including electronic controls. Proper diagnosis, service, and repair procedures of these systems are studied and practiced. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Service Educational Program, and AUT 114.Loading...
ATG350Technical Internship IV3Work experience at a participating dealership. Tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous course work. Prerequisite: ATG 340Loading...
ATG354Advanced GM Motors Systems5Instruction in techniques and procedures required to diagnose and service current vehicles. New systems developed by GM will be included. Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Service Educational ProgramLoading...
AUT111Intro to Auto Tech I6This course starts with an introduction to occupations with a directed focus on automotive repair technology and related industries. Students use specialized equipment, service information and service bulletins. The course will develop student knowledge and skills in entry level tasks required when working in a repair related occupation.Loading...
AUT112Intro to Auto Tech II6This course focuses on minor vehicle maintenance and minor repair procedures. This class builds on the skills developed in AUT111. Students use specialized equipment, service information and service bulletins. The course will develop student knowledge and skills in entry level tasks required when working in a repair related occupation. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AUT 111.Loading...
AUT114Shop Fund and Minor Service4A study of the organizational structure in a dealership/ repair facility as it relates to the technician. Students use service manuals, electronic troubleshooting manuals and service bulletins. The course will also develop competencies in entry level tasks required when working in a dealership or repair facility.Loading...
AUT140Welding for Automotive Mechani2Skills will be developed in oxy-acetylene fusion and braze welding, shielded metallic arc welding as well as oxy-fuel flame cutting. Safety is emphasized and basic welding theory is discussed. Warnings concerning the danger and liability involved in welding high-strength steels will be stressed (auto body and chassis, etc.).Loading...
AUT163Automotive Engine Repair3Course will provide instruction in the theory and operation of 4-stroke cycle engines. Emphasis will be placed on both design and proper disassembly/reassembly procedures. Prerequisite: AUT 114 or AUT 111.Loading...
AUT173Adv Automotive Engine Repair3Provides instruction in proper diagnosis of engine malfunctions and repair or replacement of defective components and assemblies. Diagnosis procedures, repair and adjustment will be emphasized. Prerequisite: AUT 163Loading...
AUT242Basic Automotive Powertrain6Principles of operation and construction of automotive power trains. Includes instruction in the theory of hydraulic and mechanical systems used in automatic transmissions.Loading...
AUT243Adv Automotive Powertrain6The student will study powertrain and drive line systems. Proper diagnosis procedures, service and repair will be emphasized through hands-on experience. Prerequisite: AUT 242Loading...
AUT404Basic Suspension and Steering4Instruction in the theory of operation and service procedures used in the maintenance and repair of automotive steering and suspension systems.Loading...
AUT524Auto Brake Systems and Service4Instruction in the theory of operation and service procedures of automotive brakes.Loading...
AUT535Adv Auto Brakes and Alignment5The student will study advanced brakes and alignment theory, practice proper diagnosis, service and repair procedures through hands-on experience. Prerequisite: AUT 524, 404Loading...
AUT601Auto Electrical I4Provides instruction in theory and operation of automotive electrical circuits. Safety, meters and service information will be emphasized.Loading...
AUT612Auto Electrical II4This course focuses on minor electrical diagnosis repair procedures. Students use specialized equipment, service information and service bulletins. The course will develop student knowledge and skills in entry level tasks required when working in a repair-related occupation. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AUT 601.Loading...
AUT615Auto Electricity/Electronics4Provides instruction in theory and operation of automotive electrical circuits. Safety, meters and service information will be emphasized.Loading...
AUT652Adv Automotive Electricity3Provides instruction in the diagnosis, repair and service of electrical and electronic components found on current vehicles. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AUT 615Loading...
AUT704Auto Heating and AC4Provides instruction in the theory of operation, diagnosis, and service of auto air conditioning and heating systems.Loading...
AUT823Advanced Automotive Tune-up4Provides instruction in testing, diagnosis and repair of the automobile's ignition, electrical and fuel systems. Modern test equipment, procedures and technology are utilized. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AUT 842Loading...
AUT834Automotive Fuel Systems4A course designed to acquaint the student with basic fuel system principles. Instruction will be offered in the theory, cleaning, repair and adjustment of automotive fuel systems. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AUT 114 and AUT 615.Loading...
AUT842Auto Computerized Eng Controls4This course builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in previous automotive courses to prepare the student to service On-Board Diagnosis 2 computer-controlled vehicles. The theory and operating principles of automotive computers, sensors and control devices will be emphasized. Lab instruction on late model cars will be included. Prerequisite: AUT 834. Prerequisite or Corequisite: AUT 652.Loading...
AUT845Electrical Systems Diagnosis2Instruction in techniques and procedures required to diagnose and service microprocessor-controlled body electrical systems. Prerequisite: AUT 615, AUT 652Loading...
AUT870Automotive Service Management2Provides instruction in customer relations, service sales, shop management and business practices in the automotive shop.Loading...
AUT933Technical Internship I3The intern will work in a participating repair facility. The intern must complete a minimum of 225 hours of work during the internship. The tasks will be consistent with the technician's ability and previous course work. A task list will be issued to each repair facility. Prerequisites: AUT 114, AUT 615, AUT 404, AUT 524Loading...
AVI130Private Pilot Ground School3Provide aeronautical knowledge to meet the prerequisite in FAR Part 61 for the FAA Private Pilot Exam.Loading...
AVI172Private Pilot Flight Training2This course provides supervised dual and solo flight instruction that meets the required hours to qualify as a candidate for a FAA Private Pilot check-ride. Areas covered in flight training include preflight operations, flight maneuvering by reference to ground objects, flight at critically slow air speeds and recovery from stalls, takeoffs and landings, control and maneuvering an aircraft, cross country flying and emergency operations. Prerequisite: Third-class physical, completion of or concurrent registration in AVI 130Loading...
AVI213Instrument Flight Theory3To provide the student with the necessary aeronautical knowledge to meet the prerequisites specified in FAR Part 61 for the FAA instrument pilot written examination.Loading...
AVM100Cleaning/Corrosion Control1This course encompasses cleaning and prevention of corrosion on the aircraft. Units of instruction will include identifying and selecting materials, inspecting, removing aircraft corrosion and performing aircraft cleaning.Loading...
AVM103Aircraft-Materials/Processes2This course involves basic materials and processes associated with aircraft. Areas of study will include precision measurement, testing of materials, inspection performance, heat treating, identification and installation of aircraft materials.Loading...
AVM104Regulations and Publications2Aircraft maintenance forms and records will be units of instruction. Additional units will include manual utilization, FAA regulations, airworthiness directives, and mechanic privileges and limitations.Loading...
AVM107Weight and Balance1The student will be given instruction concerning aircraft specifications, aircraft weight and balance records, weighing procedures, jacking and leveling, moment arms, reading scales, recording weights, nomenclature and algebraic signs.Loading...
AVM111Ground Operations and Servicing1This course will cover aircraft ground operation and servicing. Units of instruction will include fuel selection, ground operation, servicing and securing aircraft.Loading...
AVM112Aircraft Electrical Systems4Electrical systems of aircraft will be covered in this course. Areas of study will include servicing of wire, controls, switches, indicators, protective devices, AC/DC electrical systems, constant speed and integrated speed drive generators, crimping, wiring inspection, repairing pins and sockets of aircraft connectors.Loading...
AVM121Weather and Warning Systems1The course will cover systems associated with positioning, warning and weather control. Topics covered will include inspection, servicing, configuration, electrical brakes, anti-skid systems, landing gear indicators, warning systems, and airframe ice and rain control systems.Loading...
AVM124Aircraft Assembly/Rigging3This course will involve the study of aircraft components to include the following: Aircraft wing configuration, flight theory, landing gear, aircraft maneuvers, structure alignments, assembly components, rigging, primary flight control surfaces, secondary flight control surfaces and aircraft jacking.Loading...
AVM125Airframe Structure and Repair5A course for students in aviation that covers materials associated with the structure of the aircraft. Utilization of proper materials, repair, replacement, testing, and the finishing of metal and non-metal materials will be included in this course.Loading...
AVM129Landing Gear and Brake Systems2The course involves a complete study of the landing gear and brake systems associated with aircraft. Areas of study include inspection, service, repair, troubleshooting and replacement of various types of landing gear and brake systems.Loading...
AVM132Airframe/Powerplant Inspection2The course covers inspections related to aircraft engines and airframes. Airframe and engine conformity and airworthiness inspections will be units of instruction.Loading...
AVM133Hydraulic/Pneumatic Power Sys3This course will involve a complete study of the hydraulic and pneumatic systems contained within aircraft. Components of each area will be covered to include identification, installation, repair, inspection, troubleshooting and replacement of the systems.Loading...
AVM139Instruments/Fire Protection-PP1The course will cover aircraft instrument systems, engine fire protection systems, and smoke and carbon monoxide detection systems.Loading...
AVM141Control Systems1The course covers heating, cooling, pressurization, air cycling and oxygen systems.Loading...
AVM145Aircraft Welding1The course covers the applicable welding procedures associated with materials used to construct aircraft. Proper welding methods for various types of materials will be covered during the course.Loading...
AVM147Airframe Fuel Systems2This course covers fueling systems throughout the airframe of the aircraft. Topics include inspection, service, troubleshooting, repair and replacement of the system components.Loading...
AVM165Communication and Navigation2Basic units will involve study of autopilot systems, servo systems, approach coupling systems, navigation systems, electronic communication systems, antenna systems, static pressure systems, flight instrument systems and all position-indicating systems.Loading...
AVM168Fluid Lines and Fittings1Aircraft fluid lines and fittings will be covered in this course. Units of instruction will include rigid and flexible lines, fittings and their fabrication and installation.Loading...
AVM170Aircraft Drawings2A course to develop understanding of aircraft drawings, symbols and schematics. Blueprint information, graphing, charting and drawing will be topics covered as they relate to aircraft.Loading...
BCA111Emerging Technologies3Students will explore changing trends in peripheral equipment and software, review technology within the framework of today's business environment and analyze the future of hardware and software usage in various business fields.Loading...
BCA113Computer Network Literacy3This course is an introduction to basic concepts and terminology in computer networks and data communications. Topics include data communications equipment, media network basics and the Internet. Student will develop a personal web page. Prerequisite: CSC 110 (or BCA 212 with instructor permission)Loading...
BCA122Basic Word Processing1Introduce Microsoft Word to create, format, and edit documents and use its fundamental features; students are introduced to special features including graphics, styles, merge, sort, tables, tabs, and columns.Loading...
BCA146Basic Spreadsheets1Introduce Microsoft Excel to perform numeric calculations and format data by working with basic formulas; students are introduced to special features including charts, conditional formatting, 3-D references, and linking data between workbooks, Many functions are introduced including VLOOKUP, PMT, AND, OR, SUMIF, IF, DCOUNT, DAVERAGE.Loading...
BCA152Comprehensive Spreadsheets3Focuses on using Excel to create efficient spreadsheet models of common and more complex business problems. Challenges students to use critical thinking and analysis to find effective solutions to real-life business situations. Includes applying logic in decision‑making, using statistical analysis tools, determining effective data display with charts, locating and managing data with reference functions, and organizing data for complex analysis.Loading...
BCA160Comprehensive Word I3Create, format, and edit content and design of business documents using Microsoft Word’s fundamental features. Students will use tabs, columns, tables, merging documents, custom headers/footers, and section breaks to create a variety of business documents. Producing error-free documents in a professional format with correct use of the features is emphasized. Prerequisite: Must key at least 25 NWPM for five minutes.Loading...
BCA161Comprehensive Word II3Develop a more comprehensive understanding of more advanced word processing functions while producing more complex business documents in mailable form. Apply professional formatting and design. Focus on proofreading techniques while improving keyboarding speed and accuracy. Prerequisite: BCA 160 with a C or better.Loading...
BCA164Basic Databases1Introduce Microsoft Access to understand and work with relational databases. Students will be introduced to how to design related tables, build and use queries, create and use forms and reports, create lookup fields, modify the database structure, and analyze data with reports.Loading...
BCA174Basic Presentation Software1Introduce Microsoft PowerPoint to create and modify a presentation; students will be introduced to using charts, tables, and SmartArt within PowerPoint, custom animations, inserting objects, modifying the masters, using transitions and timings, and various methods of delivering a presentation.Loading...
BCA212Intro Computer Business Appl3In a Windows environment, the focus of this course is to use hardware and software as business productivity tools. Training includes a hands-on introduction to computer applications vital in business and industry. The course covers computer terminology, operating system, email, and internet and focuses on software business applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.Loading...
BCA214Adv Computer Business Appl3Covers post-advanced applications using Microsoft Office. Working with master documents, creating index and table of contents from long reports, creating online forms, learning to use auditing and data validation tools, customizing forms and administering a database and creating complex presentations are emphasized. Prerequisite: BCA 213 with a "C" or betterLoading...
BCA242Publications and Photo Editing3In a PC environment, apply principles of publication design in development of professional marketing pieces. Use image-enhancement software to manipulate photo and graphic files. Convert files into web-ready format.Loading...
BIO100Opportunities in Biology1An exploration of careers and advanced educational opportunities in the biological sciences at the local, state and national levels.Loading...
BIO104Introductory Biology w/lab3Introduction to basic concepts in biology. Topics include the scientific method, cell structure and function, genetic inheritance, evolution, diversity of life at the organismal level, ecology and ecosystems. Biology as an experimental science and biotechnology will be explored through laboratory experiences.Loading...
BIO112General Biology I4First semester of Biology for majors. Topics covered include chemistry of life, cells, bioenergetics, genetics, evolution, viruses, prokaryotes and protists. Prerequisite: H.S. Biology & H.S. Chemistry or equivalentLoading...
BIO113General Biology II4Second semester of biology for majors. Topics covered include fungi, plants, animals and ecology. It is recommended that BIO 112 be taken prior to this course. Prerequisite: H.S. biology and H.S. chemistry or equivalentLoading...
BIO135Introduction to Botany4This course is an introduction to the biology of plants. The course acquaints students with plant classification, morphology, anatomy, physiology, diversity and evolutionary and ecological relationships. Includes laboratory and field exercises. High School Biology and/or High School Chemistry recommended.Loading...
BIO138Field Ecology3Field and laboratory studies of native plants and animals of Iowa. Emphasis is placed on ecological relationships. Selected field trips are conducted to forest, prairie, marsh and riparian habitats in the local area.Loading...
BIO145Ecology of Iowa3Surveys the major landforms of Iowa, including the Mississippi River Valley, Northern Prairie Lakes Region, Loess Hills and Southern Hills Area. Landforms are emphasized from the standpoint of climate, soils, geology, water resources, forestry, wildlife and environmental concerns. One Saturday field trip.Loading...
BIO146Genetics3An introductory genetics course for Biology and Biotechnology majors. Topics covered include: introduction to the principles of transmission genetics in plants and animals, DNA and chromosome structure, replication and gene expression, molecular genetics found in plants, animals, bacteria and viruses. Basic quantitative and population genetics. Prerequisite: BIO 112 or BIO 186Loading...
BIO151Nutrition3This course is designed to introduce students to the science of nutrition. The course will examine the structure, function, and dietary requirements of individual nutrients; nutrient composition of food; using nutrition and food choices to maintain good health; compare and contrast nutritional needs of different life stages. The student will also be asked to apply knowledge of nutrition to making healthful food choices for the health, well-being and satisfaction of both individuals and selected groups. Prerequisite: BIO 168 or CHM 122 with a grade of "C" or better.Loading...
BIO156Human Biology w/lab3A study of biology which emphasizes the human body. Topics such as basic chemistry, the cell and human organ systems are included. Labs will reinforce course content. Designed for the non-science and inadequately prepared health science major.Loading...
BIO164Essentials Anatomy/Physiology5A classic integration of human anatomy and physiology at the cellular level and organ/system level. Includes cat dissection. Prerequisite: H.S. Biology and H.S. Chemistry or equivalent.Loading...
BIO168Anatomy and Physiology I4Anatomy & Physiology I covers the structure and function of the human body from the cellular level to organ systems. Topics at the cellular level include the fundamental basics of chemistry, cell structure and cellular metabolism, genetics and histology. The organ systems studied are the skin and integumentary system, the skeletal and muscular systems, the nervous system and the senses. Lecture and lab must be taken concurrently. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIO 156 or a grade of "C" or better in BIO 104 or a grade of "C" or better in BIO 112 or a "C" or better in high school Anatomy within the last five years.Loading...
BIO173Anatomy and Physiology II4Anatomy and Physiology II is a continuation of Anatomy & Physiology I. The following organ systems are covered: the endocrine system, blood and the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system and immunity, the respiratory system, the urinary system, the digestive system including nutrition and the reproductive system. Other topics include the body's balance of water; electrolytes and acids and bases and an introduction to human growth and development. Lecture and lab must be taken concurrently. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology ILoading...
BIO186Microbiology4A general microbiology course with laboratory designed for the science major. Emphasis is placed on morphology, physiology, microbial genetics, virology and basic immunology and applications. Prerequisite: one semester of any college-level biology.Loading...
BIO191Intro to Biotechnology w/Lab3An introductory course with lab focusing on the fields of biotechnology, GMO production and use, stem cell research, bioethics, cancer and basic microbiology. Topics will include an introduction to employment opportunities in the field of biotechnology, basic biology and biochemistry, lab math skills and an introduction to equipment used in biotechnology including PCR and bioinformatics.Loading...
BIO225Marine Biology I4Students will study polar, temperate, and tropical marine organisms and their environmental and ecological relationships. They will also examine the structure and function of marine flora and fauna using preserved and live specimens. The course includes hands-on laboratory activities, comparative anatomy, field observations, marine aquarium care, snorkeling, kayaking and introductory scuba. Prerequisite: High school or college BiologyLoading...
BIO227Marine Biology II4This course is the second in a series of two courses. The students will continue the study of polar, temperate, and tropical marine organisms and their environmental and ecological relationships. They will also examine the structure and function of marine flora and fauna using preserved and live specimens. The course includes hands-on laboratory activities, comparative anatomy, field observations, marine aquarium care, snorkeling, kayaking and introductory scuba. Prerequisite: BIO 225Loading...
BIO243Topics in Biotechnology1An exploration of recent advancements in biotechnology as well as current practices in research and development, manufacturing, quality control/quality assurance and safety. Prerequisite: BIO 250Loading...
BIO249Biotechnology Internship2This internship is the final requirement for the completion of the Biotechnology AS degree requirements. It will be conducted in cooperation with potential employers. During this period, students will be expected to demonstrate their technical skills and practicum competencies in a professional manner, showing progressive independence, greater efficiency and confidence. Prerequisite: Permission of instructorLoading...
BIO250Cell and Molec Bio-Nucleic Acids5This course is designed to provide training in techniques related to nucleic acids and is a requirement for biotechnology majors. Topics will include DNA and RNA structure, function and regulation. Strategies and tools used in genetic engineering will also be included. The lab component of the course will include lab safety, media preparation, cell culture techniques, solution preparation and other basic lab skills. Students will get hands-on training in the isolation, characterization and manipulation of nucleic acids, as well as PCR and Southern blotting. Prerequisite: BIO 112 and BIO 146; Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 146Loading...
BIO251Cell and Molecular Bio-Proteins5This course is designed to provide training in techniques related to protein chemistry and is a requirement for biotechnology majors. The course will focus on processes related to synthesis, control of synthesis and trafficking of proteins within the cell. Protein structure and function will be studied with special emphasis on enzymes and immunoproteins. The study of differential protein expression and regulatory mechanisms will also be included. The lab component of the course will train the student in the purification, characterization, handling and storage of proteins, enzyme mechanisms and kinectics, immunoassays and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Prerequisites: BIO 112, CHM 132 or CHM 175, MAT 157 Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 112Loading...
BIO260Biology of Aging3This course is designed for individuals planning to work with the elderly population. It covers changes that occur in body systems during the normal aging process as well as some of the most common dysfunctions and diseases associated with aging. Furthermore, environmental factors, effects of diet and exercise in the aging process will be discussed.Loading...
BIO295General Ecology and Lab4General ecology is intended for biology and related majors. Topics addressed by lecture/discussion and laboratory include historical development and scientific method, physical environment, organisms and species, communities and ecosystems and theory. Lab activities include written reports and oral presentations. Prerequisite: BIO 112; BIO 113; ENV 115 and ENV 116 or BIO 138; or with instructor's permission.Loading...
BIO732Health Science Microbiology4Basic concepts and applications of medical microbiology. Topics include morphology and physiology of microorganisms, pathology, epidemiology and immunology. Designed for the health science major. It is recommended that high school Chemistry be taken prior to this course. Prerequisite: H.S. Biology or equivalentLoading...
BIO733Health Science Anatomy3Offers the student basic concepts in human anatomical structure with relation to body functions. The course covers all major body systems with emphasis on structure. This accompanying lab will reinforce lecture with cat dissection. Prerequisite: H.S. Biology & Chemistry or equivalentLoading...
BIO734Health Science Physiology3Detailed explanation of human physiology including the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, lymphatic, skeletal, muscular and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: BIO 733, 164 or equivalentLoading...
BIO900Field Studies in Medical Sci4This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to study the fields of medical science outside of a typical classroom setting. Students will investigate and develop an understanding of patient care, human physiology, disease process and ethics through scientific, inquiry-based activities, in a supervised environment that meets the requirements of the investigation. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.Loading...
BIO922Field Studies1This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to study science outside the typical classroom setting. Students will investigate an area of the biological sciences through research and other activities in a supervised environment that meets the requirements of the investigation. This course is repeatable up to 4 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructorLoading...
BIO926Honors Seminar2Honors seminar.Loading...
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BMA165Boiler Room Maintenance1Boiler accessories, fittings, controls, water treatment and fundamentals for beginners.Loading...
BMA167Steam Plant Operations2High-pressure steam boilers, operation, controls, burning equipment instruments. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BMA 165Loading...
BMA175Basic Plumbing2Plumbing, plumbing components, plumbing codes, and reading blueprints.Loading...
BMA177Indus. Plumbing and Pipefitting3A course in fundamental plumbing and pipefitting. Topics covered include the properties of torque, the use of torque and the application of torque; the development and use of piping schematics; elementary pipe layout and joint construction with various materials; the purpose, use, construction and operation of valves and process control equipment used in manufacturing.Loading...
BPT102Intro to Biomass Process Tech2This course describes the standard roles and responsibilities of the process technician to include mastering an understanding of basic equipment, design, operation, and maintenance of a process control plant.Loading...
BPT111Biomass Equipment and Systems3Biomass Equipment and Systems is designed to cover the basic equipment and technologies associated with the processing of renewable energy fuels in the biomass industry.Loading...
BPT112Biomass Tech Health/Safety3This course is designed to focus on the key elements that contribute to the subject of Process Safety, Personnel Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Transportation and Movement of Process Materials, and safety in general.Loading...
BPT125Piping and Instrument Diagrams2This course is designed to provide the basic fundamentals of how to read a Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P & ID) beginning with symbols of individual components, numbering systems and line diagrams.Loading...
BPT128Operator Biomass Lab Process3Biomass Laboratory Process and Techniques is designed to cover the different laboratory testing processes, sampling techniques and quality control requirements required for both the internal lab technician as well as the process plant operator.Loading...
BUS102Introduction to Business3An overview of the ever-changing world of business. Provides information in the areas of ownership, management, marketing, insurance, economic systems and finance, as well as the role of government.Loading...
BUS112Business Math3Mathematical computations are reviewed and strengthened with emphasis on facility and accuracy. Includes topics in the mathematics of buying and selling, banking, payroll, markups and markdowns, discounts, interest, consumer math and other related business applications. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 14%.Loading...
BUS131Small Business Mgmt Strategies3Emphasizes human resource concepts and their applications to small business operations. Leadership development, management styles and decision- making strategies are stressed.Loading...
BUS138Small Business Marketing3Discussions and focus are on marketing applications. Workshops and strategies such as market research, product development, pricing, distribution, promotion, marketing campaigns and budgets.Loading...
BUS141Small Business Start-Up3This course includes information, examples, forms and activities needed for a business start-up and for development of a successful business operation. Topics include market research and assessment, naming your business, finding a location, determining asset needs and forecasting sales, identifying job tasks and determining human resource needs, and writing a business plan.Loading...
BUS148Small Business Management3Examines the introductory business applications and strategies needed to start and operate a small business. Topics include entrepreneurship preparation, idea feasibility, business plan content, introductory marketing, management and finance concepts for small business.Loading...
BUS150E-Commerce on the Web3This course will introduce the student to the basic elements of electronic commerce. It will focus on the business and technical issues faced by a company that enters the e-commerce marketplace. Topics include products, advertising, resource requirements, third party options, technical and operational issues. Students will not receive credit for both WDV 150 and BUS 150.Loading...
BUS185Business Law I3Provides introductory overview of the sources of law of the American legal system, the structure of the court systems, torts, contract law and sales law.Loading...
BUS186Business Law II3Provides for overview of negotiable instruments, debtor/creditor law (collecting judgments), secured transactions, agency relationships, and selecting the right business formation. Prerequisite: BUS 185Loading...
BUS220Intro International Business3The International Business course is designed to help students understand the dynamics of global trade. This course examines the cultural, economic, legal, political, social and technological environment of international business. The course also provides an overview of marketing, management, distribution and job opportunities available for business students.Loading...
BUS231Quantitative Methods/Bus Decns4An introduction to management research methods used in business. Topics include probability, break-even analysis, inventory control, statistics and transportation models. Prerequisite: MAT 073 or intermediate Algebra or 2 years of high school Algebra or department permissionLoading...
BUS250Principles of Real Estate3Fundamental principles, economics, law, working concepts and terminology. Focuses on real estate law and assists those preparing for the apprentice salesperson examination.Loading...
BUS260Introduction to Insurance3An introduction to managing risks and making the best use of insurance. Various forms of personal and property insurance coverages are introduced. Insurance coverages as they relate to both business operations and personal situations are discussed.Loading...
BUS278Employment Law3Emphasis is on the principles of business law as it pertains to the human resource function. The course covers laws applicable to selection, testing, hiring, discipline, personnel policies and procedures. The course also covers Equal Employment laws and related discrimination issues. The Occupational Safety and Health Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and workers compensation topics are discussed as they relate to the business environment. Prerequisite: BUS 185Loading...
BUS902Career Seminar1Weekly examination of topics relevant to the business internship experience, sharing workplace problems encountered and the solutions to address those problems. This course also covers aspects of the job search process and preparing for the employment interview. (P/F) Prerequisite: ADM221 and Instructor or Advisor Permission; Corequisite: BUS 932Loading...
BUS904Legal Study Tour1The student will participate in a supervised study tour in which time will be spent touring a government center to view how the government runs, including the history of this country and current legal policies and procedures. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BUS 185 or POL 111 or CRJ 132 or instructor permissionLoading...
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BUS932Internship2Practical experience through on-the-job training in a business setting approved by the DMACC Business Department. Tasks will be consistent with student's career objectives, skills and knowledge. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: ADM 211 and Instructor or Advisor Permission. Corequisite: BUS 902Loading...
CAD119Intro Computer-Aided Drafting3This course will introduce the student to computer-aided drafting and design. Basic computer hardware, software and operating systems will be discussed. Basic two-dimensional CADD drawing creation and editing techniques will be covered. Drawings will be created and plotted. Prerequisite: Basic computer literacyLoading...
CAD125Intermediate CADD - Mechanical3This course will introduce the student to advanced computer-aided drafting and design applications. Program customization, file manipulation/translation and library creation/usage will be covered. Three-dimensional concepts will be discussed. Prerequisite: CAD 119Loading...
CAD126Intermed CADD - Architectural3This course will apply architectural drafting practices to the CADD environment. Two-dimensional plans (including plumbing, HVAC, electrical, etc.) will be developed. Site plans and presentation are some of the topics that will be discussed. Prerequisite: CAD 119Loading...
CAD139Intro to CAD/CAM3The objectives of this course will be to apply computer-aided design software and computer- aided manufacturing software for numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools.Loading...
CAD148Intro to Finite Element Analys3This course will introduce CAD students to the analysis of simple structures. Analysis will be examined then verified using computer analysis software in conjunction with CAD. Basic engineering statics will be taught. Prerequisite: CAD 152, 153, 182, 246, MAT 773Loading...
CAD151CAD Graphics I6Drawing formats, geometric construction and lettering will be taught on computer-aided drafting (CAD) software. Drafting standards will be covered. CAD operations and commands will be addressed. Sketching and fundamentals of orthographic projection are stressed. Prints will be prepared. Corequisite: BCA 212Loading...
CAD152CAD Graphics II6Advanced geometric description applicable to all fields of drafting will be emphasized. Descriptive geometry principles will be examined. Basic vector geometry will be covered. Auxiliary views will be created. CAD applications will be taught. Prerequisite: CAD 151, MAT 772Loading...
CAD153CAD Applications I3Mechanical components and processes used in product design will be covered. Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing will be taught. Preparation of welding drawings will be presented with the emphasis on proper usage of American Welding Society symbols. Precision bending of sheet metal will be covered. Prerequisite: CAD 152, 182, 242, and MAT 773 or any AAS core Math course with prefix of MAT or BUS.Loading...
CAD154CAD Applications II3Precision bending of sheet metal will be covered. Students will gain knowledge of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) applications and HVAC CAD symbology. Hydraulic systems and applications will be covered. Hydraulic symbology will be covered. Mechanical power transmission will be a subject of study. Bearings, bearing seals and sealing systems will be addressed. Prerequisite: CAD 153, 182, 246 & MAT 773Loading...
CAD155Networking Sys Involving CAD3Network system key features and functionality will be covered. System file management will be addressed. Operating systems and hardware will be examined. Relationships between computer hardware and software will be taught.Loading...
CAD162Intro to Multimedia3Basic three-dimensional concepts and applications are covered. Rendering, animating and application of basic color manipulation are discussed and used. Prerequisite: CAD 119Loading...
CAD182SolidWorks CAD I3Parametric solid model (3D) CAD basics will be taught using SolidWorks. Parametric concepts will be covered. Solid CAD models will be built and edited in SolidWorks. Assemblies of solid parts will be examined. Part drawings will be created and plotted. Prerequisite: CAD 152 or instructor approval and MAT 773.Loading...
CAD183Engineer Disciplines and Pract3Types of engineering disciplines and their application of drawings will be examined. Drawing styles, engineering units and professional standards (ANSI, ASME, etc.) will be covered. Prerequisites: MAT773 or any AAS MAT course, and CAD151Loading...
CAD184SolidWorks for Die Design3Parametric solid model (3D) CAD basics will be taught using SolidWorks. Parametric concepts will be covered. Solid CAD models will be built and edited in SolidWorks. Assemblies of progressive dies will be examined. Part drawings will be created and plotted. Corequisite: MFG 402, MFG 403.Loading...
CAD215Mechanical Systems3Standard and nonstandard fastening systems will be examined. CAD part libraries and applications will be covered. Basics of power train/mechanical components will be introduced. Mechanical bearings and hydraulic/pneumatic sealing systems will be addressed. Prerequisite: CAD 152, 182, 242, MAT 773Loading...
CAD220MicroStation CAD3This course will introduce the student to MicroStation CAD software. Basic two-dimensional CAD drawings will be taught. Drawings will be created and plotted. Prerequisite: CAD 151 or equivalentLoading...
CAD240Applied Materials and Processes3Standard industrial raw materials and forming processes will be examined. Students will see various machining, forming and welding operations. Field trips to industry will be offered. Prerequisite: CAD-152Loading...
CAD242Manufacturing Interfaces3Computer interfaces between manufacturing and engineering will be the primary focus of the class. File exchange formats, data compilation and machining interpretation of the model file will be addressed. Tool path generation and robotic controls will be discussed. Manufacturing system integration will be covered. Prerequisite: CAD 151. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT 772Loading...
CAD246Parametric CAD I3Parametric solid model CAD basics will be taught. Parametric concepts with design intent will be covered. Solid CAD models will be built and edited. Mechanical assemblies will be created. Part and assembly drawings with part lists will be created and plotted. Prerequisite: CAD 152, 182, 240, MAT 773Loading...
CAD248Parametric CAD II3Parametric solid model CAD intermediate commands will be taught. Parametric concepts with design intent will be covered. Solid CAD models will be built and edited. Mechanical assemblies will be created. Part and assembly drawings with part lists will be created and plotted. Prerequisite: CAD 153, 246, MAT 773Loading...
CAD252Design Project I4Design process and procedures will be discussed. Industry standards will be covered as used for student design projects. Prerequisite: CAD 152, 182, 183, 240, 242, MAT 773Loading...
CAD254Design Project II5Continuation of CAD 252, Design Project I. Detailing individual parts, types of assembly drawings and parts lists will be covered on an individual basis. Design process and procedures will be discussed. Students will apply industry standards to their design project. Prerequisite: CAD 153, 215, 252, 246, 182, 242.Loading...
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CAT430Caterpillar Fuel Systems4The student will be introduced to basic Caterpillar fuel system principles and theory for mechanical and electronic engines. General repair and diagnostic procedures will also be covered. Experienced individuals may contact the instructor to gain admittance to this course. Prerequisite: DSL 366, 546, 606, 145Loading...
CAT431Caterpillar Failure Analysis2The student will determine the root cause of failure, how to properly prepare the parts for inspection and learn to determine what is normal and abnormal wear. Experienced individuals may contact the instructor to gain admittance to this course. Prerequisite: DSL 366, 546, 606Loading...
CAT432Caterpillar LS/PC Hydraulics2This course will cover the design and theory of LS/PC hydraulic systems. This course will cover the function, operation and diagnostics of LS/PC hydraulics. Experienced individuals may contact the instructor to gain admittance to this course. Prerequisite: DSL 606, 145Loading...
CAT433Caterpillar Serv Info System2Instruction covers basic computer skills related to Caterpillar computer systems. Students will learn how to operate SIS, Parts Integrator, DBS Parts orders and work orders.Loading...
CAT434Caterpillar Internship4Work experience at a local Caterpillar dealership. The work experience will be compatible with the student's ability and previous course work. Prerequisite: DSL 366, 546, 606, 145Loading...
CAT435Caterpillar Multi-Media2The student will complete Caterpillar computerized tests and review modules. Prerequisite: DSL 366, 546, 606, 145Loading...
CET101Engineering Fundamentals3This course introduces concepts of the civil engineering technician field, including career opportunities, the engineering industry and basic engineering principles. The student will learn to read and understand road and bridge plans and be introduced to all the elements that make up a highway construction project.Loading...
CET110Materials Testing3Students will develop a working knowledge of sampling and testing basic materials used in the highway construction industry (aggregate and concrete). Iowa Department of Transportation materials certifications (AGG I, AGG II and PCC I) will be given to students upon successful completion of state certification exams given during the course.Loading...
CET113Surveying Fundamentals3This course will develop working knowledge of surveying fundamentals. Topics will include introduction to surveying instruments and equipment, measurement of distances and angles, determining elevation, note keeping, traversing, triangulation, mapping, and the researching of monuments and benchmarks. Prerequisite OR Corequisite: MAT 773Loading...
CET152Construction Inspection3This course will develop a working knowledge of construction inspection fundamentals. Topics will include an introduction to construction reviews, preconstruction planning, permits processes, embankment construction, drainage solutions, stabilization methods, equipment used in construction, placement work, paving procedures and estimating time and materials. Prerequisite: CET 101 or instructor approvalLoading...
CET158Introduction to Drafting4This course will introduce the student to computer-aided drafting (CAD) utilizing Microstation software. Microstation fundamentals will be taught, including drawing formats, placing and manipulating elements, measurements, cells, patterning, dimensioning, reference files and three-dimensional modeling. Drawings will be created and plotted. Prerequisite: CET 101Loading...
CET180Engineering Surveying4A continuation of Surveying Fundamentals. Topics will include construction control surveys; topographic surveys, construction site layout; coordinate systems (i.e., state plane); elementary horizontal curves; real property descriptions; right of way. Electronic data collection and global positioning will be utilized, as well as data downloading and editing using CAD programs. Prerequisite: CET 113 or instructor approvalLoading...
CET192Statics4This course is designed to acquaint the student with basic structural concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of free body diagrams in understanding the forces acting on a structural member. Prerequisite: MAT 773 or instructor approvalLoading...
CET210PCC/HMA Plant Inspection3This course will develop a working knowledge of hot mix asphalt and Portland cement concrete plant operations, plant control, sampling and testing. Iowa Department of Transportation materials certifications (PCC II, HMA I) will be given to students upon successful completion of state certification exams given during the course. Prerequisite: CET 110 or instructor approvalLoading...
CET215Roadway Design Fundamentals4This course will introduce the student to highway design. Topics will include an overview of the highway development process, design criteria and standards, horizontal alignments, vertical alignments, cross-sections, earthwork, construction details, specifications and estimates of quantities. A final highway design project will be completed. Prerequisite: CET 101Loading...
CET228CAD Graphics Lab1This course will give the student practice time to enhance their understanding of computer-aided drafting (CAD). Microstation snd AutoCAD Civil 3D software will be utilized. Drawings will be created and plotted. (This course is Pass/Fail)Loading...
CET240Soils and Erosion Control2The student will learn concepts of geology and engineering properties including soil type, index properties, soil classification, stress and strain, soil compaction and erosion control. Iowa DOT Soils Certification and Erosion and Sediment Control Certification will be awarded upon successful completion of certification exams. Prerequisite: MAT 773Loading...
CET243Land Surveying4Application of survey concepts to Boundary and Route Surveying. Topics will include real property descriptions; research, route surveying, horizontal curve calculation and layout, vertical curve calculations; closed and open loop survey, bench level circuit, subdivision survey and construction surveying. Electronic data collection and global positioning will be utilized. Prerequisite: CET 180 or instructor approvalLoading...
CET252Construction Documents3This course will teach a student to define, interpret and utilize construction contract documents and contracting methods. Topics covered are bonds, contracts, bidding documents, construction insurance, subcontracts and subcontractors, dispute resolutions, ethics, safety and labor relations. Prerequisite:CET 152 or instructor approvalLoading...
CET255Roadway/Highway Design4This course will introduce the student to additional highway design topics. Topics will include hydrology and drainage design, intersection and interchange design, roadside design, jointing, pavement design, parking design, highway capacity and traffic engineering. Prerequisite: CET 215 or instructor approvalLoading...
CET258Roadway Design with Geopak4This course will introduce the student to automated civil engineering design utilizing GEOPAK software. GEOPAK fundamentals will be taught, including the project manager, digital terrain models, coordinate geometry, alignment tools, the design and computation manager, criteria files, cross-section creation, labeling, sheeting, reports and quantity output. A complete highway design project utilizing GEOPAK will be performed. Prerequisite: CET 158 or instructor approvalLoading...
CET291Structural Design and Const3This course is an introduction to the understanding of load and resistance factor design (LRFD) method. Topics considered include material properties, tension, compression, bending, beam columns, simple connections, base plates and bearing plates. Prerequisite: CET 192Loading...
CET302Field Internship2Practical experience through on-the-job training in an approved civil engineering technician setting. Tasks will be consistent with students’ career objectives, skills and knowledge. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 31 credit hours of CET program courses and/or department approval.Loading...
CET304Field Coop4Practical experience through on-the-job training in an approved civil engineering technician setting. Tasks will be consistent with students' career objectives, skills and knowledge. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 32 credit hours of CET program courses and/or department approvalLoading...
CET305Field Coop5Practical experience through on-the-job training in an approved civil engineering technician setting. Tasks will be consistent with students' career objectives, skills and knowledge. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 32 credit hours of CET credit courses and/or department approval. Same content as SRV 305. Credit will not be granted for both CET 305 and SRV 305Loading...
CET307Field Orientation2This course is required for students who do not take the Field Coop. It will acquaint a student with field operations. The role of the superintendent and project manager will be discussed as well as the relationship between the contractor and owner. Visits will be made to local projects to observe construction procedures. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 32 credit hours of CET credit courses. Written permission from the CET faculty is required to substitute this course for 2 credits of the 5-credit CET 305 requirementLoading...
CHM105Survey of Chemistry3An introduction to chemical topics with little mathematics. Topics include energy, food chemistry, air and water pollution, agricultural chemicals, detergents and drugs. The course is for students who need one semester of laboratory science.Loading...
CHM122Intro to General Chemistry4A study of the concepts of general chemistry, including atomic structure, bonding, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, acids and bases, equilibrium, nuclear chemistry and an introduction to organic chemistry. Problem-solving is emphasized. For non-science majors and students in health-related programs. Prerequisite: 1 year H.S. Algebra or MAT 063Loading...
CHM132Intro to Organic/Biochemistry4A continuation of the study of organic chemistry and a study of biochemistry. Organic topics include the structure of organic molecules, the nature and reactions of functional groups, and stereochemistry. Biochemistry topics include carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, enzymes and metabolism. Prerequisite: CHM 122 or EquivalentLoading...
CHM165General/ Inorg Chemistry I4A thorough treatment of general chemistry including atomic structure, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, acids and bases, reaction rates, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. This course is intended for science, engineering, pre-vet, pre-med, pre-dental and pre-optometry majors. Prerequisite: 1 year H.S. Chem. or CHM 122 & 2 years H.S. Algebra or MAT 073Loading...
CHM175General/ Inorg Chemistry II4A continuation of General and Inorganic Chemistry I. Prerequisite: CHM 165 or EquivalentLoading...
CHM263Organic Chemistry I5A study of the principles of organic chemistry, including the nomenclature and chemistry of the various organic functional groups. Structure, bonding, synthesis, reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy are emphasized. The sequence is designed to satisfy the one year of organic chemistry required by most medical schools. Prerequisite: CHM 132 or 175 or 1 year college-level general chemistryLoading...
CHM273Organic Chemistry II5A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Prerequisite: CHM 263 or EquivalentLoading...
CIS125Intro to Programming Logic w/L3This course provides students with a firm foundation in problem-solving methods in computer programming and facilitates the development of good structured programming skills for solving business problems. Students will define and analyze problems, design computer solution algorithms and prove the correctness of the solution.Loading...
CIS130Computer Programming3Basic programming techniques such as writing algorithms, drawing of flow charts and developing programs that include loops and subroutines.Loading...
CIS140Intro to Game Design3Identify and discuss the concepts and technologies of computer game design and development. Discuss the gaming industry and its expectations and opportunities. Design and develop your own computer games using a variety of software tools.Loading...
CIS152Data Structures3This course provides a strong foundation in commonly used data structures including collections, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, maps and heaps, etc. Students will use an object-oriented programming language to design, write and test medium-sized programs that implement data structures. Prerequisite: CIS 171Loading...
CIS154Computational Structures3Students learn the math and logic fundamentals required in the information technology industry. Students solve practical problems in mathematics for information technology, building a solid foundation in the mathematical skills that are used in a number of areas, such as networking, systems administration, programming, database management and web programming. The course develops concepts in discrete mathematics as applied to computer science including logic, proof techniques, set theory, relations, graphs, discrete probability and number theory.Loading...
CIS161C++3Students will examine the structure of typical C++ programs, explore the concepts of object-oriented programming and design business applications in C++.Loading...
CIS164Advanced C++3Review and extend the concepts of class hierarchies, encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism. Explore class libraries, templates, streamable classes and exception handling. Develop a code for both DOS and Windows applications. Prerequisite: CIS 161Loading...
CIS169C#3This course is an introduction to the C# language. Object-oriented programs will be developed by students.Loading...
CIS171Java3Students will learn the basic features of the Java programming language and explore the concepts of object-oriented programming, event handling, user interface programming, and graphic techniques. Gain practical experience creating and modifying Java applications and applets, and embedding Java applets in web pages.Loading...
CIS174Advanced C# Programming3Students learn ASP.NET development with C# and relational database management systems. Build dynamic websites, web applications and XML web services. The course includes advanced topics such as state preservation techniques and object-oriented programming. After completing the course, students will be able to use C# and ASP.NET to build professional-quality database-driven websites. Prerequisite: CIS 169Loading...
CIS175Java II3This course is a continuation of Java. Additional concepts of object-oriented programming will be applied in a variety of programming exercises. Prerequisite: CIS 171Loading...
CIS178Java Programming I2Learn Java programming techniques related to information technology and network administration.Loading...
CIS179Java Programming II2Learn advanced Java programming techniques related to information technology and network administration. Prerequisite: CIS 178Loading...
CIS204Intro to Website Development3Introduces HTML and DHTML concepts and technologies. Includes HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and the Document Object Model (DOM). Students will use a variety of current software development tools to build and publish business-oriented website applications. Prerequisite: CSC 110Loading...
CIS207Fund of Web Programming3This course introduces the student to basic concepts, languages and tools used in the development of an e-commerce website. Student will identify effective design concepts and characteristics of successful websites. They will use current tools and techniques to design and create e-commerce websites. Prerequisite: CSC 110 or BCA 212Loading...
CIS210Web Development I3This course is designed to teach students how to install, configure and maintain a Web Server with an emphasis on web page creation and website authoring. Students will learn to use state-of-the-art technology and software in this course. Students are introduced to relational databases and how to use SQL to access them. Students will learn to install a Web Server, a Relational Database, and create dynamic web content containing text, graphics, hyperlinks, tables, forms and frames.Loading...
CIS211Web Development II3This course is designed to teach students how to create a website where customers can purchase products over the internet (e-commerce). Students will learn to work with the most widely used server-side scripting languages and Common Gateway Interfaces including, SSI, ASP, JSP, C, Perl and PHP. After completing this course students will be able to install a Web Server and a Relational Database, and to create dynamic web content for e-commerce. Prerequisite: CIS 210Loading...
CIS215Server-Side Web Programming3This course introduces the students to a current selection of application-programming languages referred to as "scripting languages." These languages are used to create small self-contained programs that are used to add unique functions and special handling capabilities to website applications. The students will learn the basic concepts and applications of these languages and how they can be included within a website. Prerequisite: CIS 204 or BCA 113Loading...
CIS240E-Commerce Website II3Introduces Dynamic HTML, cascading style sheets, and XML, work with advanced features of FrontPage and another website development tool.Loading...
CIS247Intro to XML3Introduces XML concepts and coding requirements. Students will create, display, transform and transfer data in XML format as part of an Internet-based application. Course includes XML, XHTML, XSL and XSLT. Prerequisite: CSC 110Loading...
CIS303Introduction to Database3This course provides a comprehensive foundation that enables students to understand and use commercially available relational DBMS products effectively.Loading...
CIS332Database and SQL3This course is an introduction to SQL as a database programming language to those already familiar with basic relational database concepts. Students will write executable SQL statements to create and maintain database objects. Prerequisite: CIS 303Loading...
CIS338SQL/Oracle3Students will use advanced techniques to retrieve data, format reports and create script files to generate SQL. The course also provides the opportunity to students to write COBOL programs that utilize embedded SQL statements. Prerequisite: CIS 332Loading...
CIS346Database Design3Students learn a systematic approach to database development using entity-relationship models, normalization and relational database design. Students will use this approach to identify and define business information requirements, create entity relationship models and transform the requirements into an initial database design. Prerequisite: CIS 303Loading...
CIS402Cobol3Introduces the programming language COBOL. Topics include move, logical testing, control, page breaks, totals and others. Emphasis is given to business applications.Loading...
CIS413Cobol II4Introduces advanced COBOL programming techniques. Emphasis is given to the SORT verb, multiple level tables and ISAM file access techniques. Prerequisite: CIS 402Loading...
CIS421COBOL - Intermediate4COBOL VSE structured programming involving sequential disk, table processing and file update processing, using IBM ICCF text editor, VSE/ESA JCL on an IBM ES/900 Mainframe. Prerequisite: CIS 402Loading...
CIS450PLTW CS Principles3This course is designed to be the first computer science course for students who have never programmed before. ICS is an optional starting point for the PLTW Computer Science program. In this course, students will create interactive stories in Scratch™ (an easy-to-use programming language); work in teams to create simple apps for mobile devices using App Inventor; and analyze data about students' health, social habits, and interests using functions in Excel®. Students will learn the impact of computing in society and the application of computing across career paths. They will also transfer the understanding of programming gained in App Inventor to a third language, Python®, in which they learn introductory elements of text-based programming. The course aligns with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) 3A standards.Loading...
CIS451PLTW-Comp Sci Applications3This course focuses on developing computational thinking skills through the medium of Android? App development for mobile platforms. The course utilizes industry-standard tools such as Android Studio, Java? programming language, XML, and device emulators. Students collaborate to create original solutions to problems of their own choosing by designing and implementing user interfaces and Web-based databases.Loading...
CIS505Structured Systems Analysis4Designed to acquaint the student with the various considerations in the design of a system. The course considers project initiation, fact gathering, procedures, forms, system implementation and evaluation. Prerequisite: CSC 110Loading...
CIS588Computer Organization3This course is focused on the relationship between computing hardware and machine language instruction sets. The course is organized into levels, beginning with logic gates on through microcode, machine language and assembly language. Several computer systems and microprocessors will be used as examples, in the course, along with their supporting hardware and organization of their instruction sets. Assembly language is studied in detail.Loading...
CIS604Visual Basic3An elementary course in the use of the Visual Basic.NET programming language. The various commands will be presented. Students design, code and test several programs.Loading...
CIS720Help Desk Operations3The purpose of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the help desk environment and the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to work in the user support industry. Students will learn valuable problem-solving and communication skills. Through hands-on exercises and case projects, students will learn how to apply their knowledge and develop their ideas and skills. They will also learn how to work individually and in teams, which will prepare them for a team-oriented environment. Prerequisite: CSC 110Loading...
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CIS932CIS Internship3This course provides a semi-structured experience in the field of computer information technology working as an intern with a local business. The student has the opportunity to network with professionals and employers in his or her field. The student will write a resume suitable for employment applications, explore employment opportunities and practice job interview skills. Prerequisite: Instructor Approval and successful completion of at least 12 credits in CIS or MDT courses with a grade of “B” or above. Students must arrange an internship with a local business prior to enrolling in this course.Loading...
COM146Gender, Sexuality and Media3This course explores the ways mass media help form, reproduce and challenge our understandings of gender and sexuality. Students will be introduced to various theories and approaches to media and how and why certain stereotypes of gender and sexuality dominate across many formats. This course will increase students' media literacy and understanding of the lack of diversity in stereotypical images of gender and sexuality, as well as investigate ways in which media has potential for social change in these areas. Students may not receive course credit for both COM 146 and JOU 113.Loading...
COM148Diversity and the Media3Diversity and the Media course presents a historical perspective and a current analysis of representations of various minority groups based on race, gender, social class, religion and disability. This course helps students understand why and how stereotypical media portrayals have been produced and how the under-representation of diversified images affects their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward others and contributes to multicultural illiteracy. Students may not receive course credit for both COM 148 and JOU 114.Loading...
COM703Communication Skills3Reading, writing, speaking and listening are studied as methods of exploring and evaluating technological advances in trades and industry. Adapting communication for different audiences, evaluating industry-related literature and basic business writing are emphasized.Loading...
CON205Intro to Construction Tech5This course is designed to give students practical experience to apply classroom knowledge. Safety, professionalism, & career opportunities will be a focus of the course. Topics also include safe and proper use of tools, layouts, home maintenance projects, standards and applications for stairs, roof layouts, and introduction of green building technology.Loading...
CON333Materials/Construction Theory5An introduction to the materials used in the construction industry and the methods involved in the application of these building materials.Loading...
CON334Construction Techniques7A practical hands-on introductory experience that covers the construction process, including rough and finish carpentry.Loading...
CON336Care/Use of Hand/Power Tools1Proper care, use and selection of hand and power tools with an emphasis on maintenance and safety.Loading...
CON337Construction Blueprint Reading1Fundamentals of blueprint reading designed to allow the student to translate plans into practical job experience.Loading...
CON338Materials Takeoff1A study of the techniques needed to create a materials list by reading a blueprint. Prerequisite: CON 337 should be taken concurrently or prior to this courseLoading...
CON341Construction Drafting and Design2An introduction to the fundamentals of design and basic drafting methods. Includes the preparation of the blueprint used to construct the student-built project. Prerequisite: CON 337Loading...
CON342Interior Trim Practices3Advanced lab experience that emphasizes complex finish skills. The student will be able to demonstrate the skills and work habits necessary to complete tasks in a safe manner and to adapt previously learned skills to complete more complex building tasks. Prerequisite: CON 334Loading...
CON346Concrete Systems and Forming4An introduction to concrete as a material, and to concrete design, placement and finish. Identification and application to forming systems will be studied in the classroom and applied in the lab. Prerequisite: CON 336Loading...
CON480Const Procedure/Application I5This course includes footings, drainage, foundation, basement insulation and decking. (5-week session) Prerequisite: CON 333, 346, 342Loading...
CON481Constr Proc and Applications II5This course includes exterior wall construction, interior wall construction, ceiling joist framing, rafter framing, exterior trim, window installation and roofing. (5-week session) Prerequisite: CON 480Loading...
CON482Constr Proc and Applications III5This course includes concrete flatwork, insulation, drywall application, cabinet work and interior trim. (5-week session) Prerequisite: CON 481Loading...
CON949Spcl Topic:Green Bldg Concepts1In this special topics course, students will examine green building concepts, concerns and material characteristics as well as selection. Students will also be introduced to current Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building certification standards and processes. Theory will be provided that will help the students understand the reasoning behind green concepts and practices. Students will learn basic concepts of a cost benefit analysis when selecting environmentally friendly or energy-saving housing systems.Loading...
CRC100Machine Shorthand Theory I6Machine Shorthand Theory I: Students study the fundamentals of real-time writing including steno machine setup, keyboard configuration, and beginning machine shorthand steno theory. Instruction includes emphasis on the importance of developing automatic response (writing fluency), a key component of successful speed development. Students read back from steno notes daily, and weekly testing from unfamiliar material is done at increasing speeds ranging from 30 to 80 words per minute. Concurrent enrollment in CRC102, Machine Shorthand Skills and Techniques I, is required. Corequisite: CRC 102.Loading...
CRC102Machine Shorthd Skills/Tec I2Students practice and perfect foundational realtime writing skills, establish keyboard mastery, and support writing fluency through the systematic practice of finger drills, basic number drills, and sentence drills involving high-frequency words and phrases. Drilling speeds are increased weekly to encourage steady progress, and students are tested on the ability to accurately write and read back basic numbers, common phrases, and the 250 most frequently used words. Corequisite: CRC 100.Loading...
CRC130Machine Shorthand Theory II6Students build on skills gained in CRC100, learning advanced steno theory concepts including homonym differentiation, strokes for realtime punctuation and capitalization, question and answer designations, and skills for writing complex number configurations. Writing fluency continues to be a focus as students practice at speeds ranging from 50-100 words per minute. Students read back from steno notes daily, and weekly testing from unfamiliar material is done at increasing speeds ranging from 50-100 words per minute. Prerequisite: CRC 100. Corequisite: CRC 132, CRC 165, CRC 195 Loading...
CRC132Machine Shrthnd Skill/Tech II2Students build on the skills mastered in CRC102, supporting writing fluency by learning to systematically evaluate realtime writing to determine individual skill weaknesses and facilitate intentional, goal-driven practice. Practice of complex finger drills, advanced number drills, and sentence drills involving high-frequency words and phrases is used to support skill growth. Drilling speeds are increased weekly to encourage steady progress, and students are tested on the ability to accurately write and read back complex numbers, common phrases, and the 500 most frequently used words. Prerequisite: CRC 102. Corequisites: CRC 130, CRC 165, and CRC 195.Loading...
CRC150Intro to Realtime Tech3The first of two courses covering the features and operation of a court reporting computer-aided transcription software. In this introductory course, students learn basic computer-aided transcription skills and apply what they have learned in a lab setting, writing realtime dictation and utilizing include files and editing commands to prepare transcripts. Corequisite: CRC 160Loading...
CRC160Intro to Speed Development6Students build endurance and focus while practicing literary, jury charge, and two-voice testimony material at increasing speeds. The importance of developing writing fluency through intentional practice continues to be stressed. Students must demonstrate the ability to write four-minute takes at 95 percent accuracy. Single-voice literary is tested at speeds ranging from 90 to 110 words per minute, single-voice jury charge is tested at speeds ranging from 110-130 words per minute, and two-voice testimony is tested at speeds ranging from 120 to 130 words per minute. Prerequisites: CRC 130, CRC 132, CRC 165. Corequisite: CRC 150.Loading...
CRC165Realtime Punct and Proof3Students study punctuation and word usage as related to realtime writing and transcript production. Students learn, practice, and improve the proofreading skills required of transcriptionists, realtime deposition reporters, realtime court reporters, and realtime captioners. Corequisite: CRC 195Loading...
CRC175Realtime Tech Applications3sIn this continuation course, students expand upon the computer-aided transcription concepts acquired in CRC150. Lecture time is devoted to the presentation of advanced principles and features, with a focus on using advanced software features to increase productivity. Using available tools to provide litigation support is also stressed. Lab time is devoted to the application of new skills in producing a variety of transcripts. Prerequisite: CRC 150, CRC 165. Prerequisite OR Corequisite: CRC 160. Corequisites: CRC 180, CRC 183 and CRC 190.Loading...
CRC180Single-voice Speed Dev I3Dictation is given to develop a student’s speed to 130 words per minute on literary material and 150 words per minute on jury charge material. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in each dictation area. Prerequisite: CRC 160. Corequisites: CRC 175, CRC 183 and CRC 190.Loading...
CRC182Multi-voice Speed Developmt I5Dictation is given to develop a student’s speed to 130 words per minute on two-voice medical/technical testimony, 130 words per minute on multi-voice testimony, and 160 words per minute on two-voice testimony material. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in each dictation area. Prerequisite: CRC 160. Corequisites: CRC 180, 190.Loading...
CRC183Multi-voice Speed Dev I4Dictation is given to develop a student's speed to 130 words per minute on two-voice medical/technical testimony, 130 words per minute on multi-voice testimony, and 160 words per minute on two-voice testimony material. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in two-voice testimony. Prerequisite: CRC 160. Corequisites: CRC 180 and CRC 190.Loading...
CRC190Realtime Court Reprtg Proc I4A course to focus on freelance reporting procedures. Instruction will include the role of the reporter in depositions, the marking and handling of exhibits and notes, speaker identifications and interruptions, daily copy, videotaping, and computer-aided transcript preparation. Prerequisites CRC 165. Corequisites: CRC 175, CRC 180, and CRC 183.Loading...
CRC195Realtime Medical Terminology3This course provides a broad survey of the language of medicine and health technologies. Students learn to accurately spell and define medical terms related to body systems and functions, psychological and physical diseases, diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, abbreviations, drugs, and treatment modalities. Emphasis is placed on forming, defining, and pronouncing medical terms as well as demonstrating ability to research medical information.Loading...
CRC220Single-voice Speed Dev II3Dictation is given to develop a student’s speed to 160 words per minute on literary material and 180 words per minute on jury charge material. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in each dictation area. Prerequisite: CRC 180. Corequisites: CRC 222, 230.Loading...
CRC222Multi-Voice Speed Develop II5Dictation is given to develop a student’s speed to 160 words per minute on two-voice medical/technical testimony, 170 words per minute on multi-voice testimony, and 200 words per minute on two-voice testimony. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in each dictation area. Prerequisite: CRC 182. Corequisites: CRC 220, 230.Loading...
CRC223Multi-voice Speed Dev II4Dictation is given to develop a student's speed to 160 words per minute on two-voice medical/technical testimony, 170 words per minute on multi-voice testimony, and 200 words per minute on two-voice testimony. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in two-voice testimony. Prerequisite: CRC 183. Corequisites: CRC 220 and CRC 230Loading...
CRC230Realtime Court Reprtg Proc II4A course to focus on the role of the realtime official (judicial) reporter. Students study the many aspects of being an official reporter, including general courtroom procedures, realtime in the courtroom, and transcript preparation. Sustained multi-voice dictation will be given. Prerequisite: CRC 190. Corequisites: CRC 220 and CRC 223.Loading...
CRC250Single-voice Speed Dev III3Dictation is given to develop a student’s speed to 180 words per minute on literary material and 200 words per minute on jury charge material. Minimum course requirements: three five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in each dictation area. Prerequisite: CRC 220.Loading...
CRC252Multi-Voice Speed Develop III5Dictation is given to develop a student’s speed to 180 words per minute on medical/technical testimony, 200 words per minute on multi-voice testimony material, and 225 words per minute on two-voice testimony material. Minimum course requirements: two five-minute medical/technical tests, two five-minute multi-voice tests, and three five-minute two-voice testimony tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy. Prerequisite: CRC 222.Loading...
CRC253Multi-voice Speed Development4Dictation is given to develop a student's speed to 180 words per minute on medical/technical testimony, 200 words per minute on multi-voice testimony material, and 225 words per minute on two-voice testimony material. Minimum course requirements: Three five-minute tests must be transcribed at a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in two-voice testimony. Prerequisite: CRC 223. Corequisites: CRC 250 and CRC 275.Loading...
CRC275Internship3Internships are arranged by the instructor and will include a minimum of 40 hours of actual writing time. Students are mentored by supervising freelance and official reporters. Students will be required to produce transcripts from their experiences consistent with NCRA-approved program requirements. Transcripts are for grading purposes only and are not to be sold. Students do not serve in the capacity of an actual reporter during internship. Coursework for the class includes resume and application letter preparation, job-seeking skills, review of the Code of Professional Ethics, income tax and financial planning information for the reporter, a review of realtime reporting literature, and oral and written reports of the internship experience. Students also practice research skills using both print media and the Internet. Prerequisites: CRC 220, CRC 223 and CRC 230. Prerequisite OR Corequisites: CRC 250 and CRC 253. Corequisites: CRC 250 and CRC 253.Loading...
CRJ100Intro to Criminal Justice3An in-depth examination of the three components of the criminal justice system and the roles they play in society.Loading...
CRJ107Survey Crim Justice Agencies3Study of the criminal justice system through an examination of actual agencies, focusing on theoretical vs. real roles and functions of the agencies. Includes on-site visits. Prerequisite: CRJ 100 or instructor permissionLoading...
CRJ109Theories of Interviewing3The course focuses on the successful use of both interviews and interrogations for criminal justice professionals. The student will learn a "Reid"-based system which will assist the student, not only in the criminal justice field, but any other profession requiring human interaction.Loading...
CRJ111Police and Society3An examination of the role of the police in American society, and a discussion of prominent issues. The course will examine the various eras of policing agencies. The structure and style of various policing agencies will also be covered. Agency application of internal and ethical issues including use of force will be examined. Strategies and policies to improve policing work environment will also be discussed.Loading...
CRJ120Introduction to Corrections3A survey course reviewing the history, development, and function of the correctional system and programs. Introduces the history, philosophies, goals, and processes of the correctional system with an emphasis on the U.S. correctional system. Students learn about the purposes and goals, the methods to achieve the goals of the corrections system, and examine the system components from the legal, ethical, and functional perspectives.Loading...
CRJ128Victimology3This course is an overview of the study of victims. The course covers the history of victimology, the plight of crime victims, society's changing view of victims, along with the role of law enforcement, the courts and corrections in dealing with victims. Victim groups with special needs, such as police officers/correctional officers who are injured or killed in the line of duty, are also examined.Loading...
CRJ137Juvenile Law3The social and legal aspects of juvenile delinquency, plus theories on procedures, legislation, juvenile court and prevention programs.Loading...
CRJ141Criminal Investigation3Rudiments of criminal investigation: techniques, principles, problems, sources of information and evidentiary processes.Loading...
CRJ167Operating Sys. for Forensics3This course provides a comparative study of popular PC-class operating systems. Upon completion of this course, students will be familiar with the interface, file management, resource allocation and common administration procedures of various popular operating systems. Additionally, the course describes data organization and file properties that contribute to forensic investigation. Many discussion topics are reinforced with hands-on exercises and assignments. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
CRJ176Computer Forensics I3This course serves as a technical introduction to the search, seizure and processing of electronic evidence. Topics covered in the course include a strong emphasis on investigative documentation, recognition of potential evidence sources, sterile evidence acquisition and analysis, and data recovery methodologies. State-of-the-art hardware and software will be used in hands-on labs and case studies. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
CRJ178E-Crime Investigative Methods3This course identifies electronic crime, instructs the student on current laws, and teaches the investigative methods used in law enforcement today to gather evidence to prosecute and testify regarding these criminal acts.Loading...
CRJ179White Collar Crime1This course provides basic understanding of white-collar crime and some of its ramifications. Special attention will be paid to the study of white collar crimes pertaining to corporate crime, occupational crime, governmental and political crime, enterprise/organized crime, prevention/control mechanisms and societal responses to these crimes.Loading...
CRJ195Crime Scene Investigation4An in-depth study into the nature of physical evidence including descriptions of forensic analysis, techniques for proper collection and preservation of evidence and interpreting the significance of scientifically evaluated evidence. Corequisite: CRJ 141Loading...
CRJ196Crime Scene Investigation 12The study of the nature of crime scenes and physical evidence including descriptions of forensic analysis, techniques for proper collection and preservation of evidence, and interpreting the significance of scientifically evaluated evidence. Specifically, the use of such techniques as they relate to homicide and death investigations, police personnel response to crime scenes, the gathering of information from witnesses, victims, and suspects, and the preparation of cases for presentation in court.Loading...
CRJ197Crime Scene Investigation 22A continuation of Crime Scene Investigation 1, the in-depth study of the nature of physical evidence including descriptions of forensic analysis, techniques for proper collection and preservation of evidence, and interpreting the significance of scientifically evaluated evidence.Loading...
CRJ220Community-Based Corrections3An in-depth examination of the components of community based corrections; the study of the principles and practices of evidence-based approaches used in today?s community corrections field; and an exploration of the use of research-proven treatment strategies by parole, probation, and community corrections practitioners in helping offenders change their behavior and live a more prosocial and law-abiding life.Loading...
CRJ222Correctional Treatment Methods3Institutional options for preventing recidivism. Introduction to therapeutic techniques. Comparison of punishment, Freudian treatments and behavior modification systems. Student presentation required.Loading...
CRJ237Criminal and Constitutional Law3The course will review the historical development of constitutional law, the philosophy of law and the current impact on law enforcement officials. The judicial process will be examined to better understand the societal and political influences that impact current-day constitutional decisions and a review of the current constitutional protections afforded to an individual. The course will also provide an examination of the elements of common offenses and the procedural safeguards in the criminal process. Prerequisite: CRJ 100 or PRL 103 or ITR 101Loading...
CRJ238Corrections Constitutional Law3This course covers law in the field of corrections: procedural and substantive rights of both inmates and the state, "good time" detainers and how the constitutional amendments, Supreme Court rulings and case law apply to institutional, correctional and community-based settings. Prerequisite: CRJ 100Loading...
CRJ239Special-Need Offenders3This course will focus on special needs topics of those under correctional supervision including mental health, female health/pregnancy, physical disabilities, terminal illness, aging/elderly offenders, veterans, protective custody, immigrants, and LGBT offenders. Prerequisite: CRJ 100.Loading...
CRJ245Scientific Investigation3An in-depth study into forensic science examinations and analysis techniques with a focus on the crime laboratory.Loading...
CRJ264Effective Courtroom Testimony1An examination of the proper methods for preparing and delivering effective testimony as a criminal justice professional in a court of law. Corequisite: CRJ 100 or Prerequisite: Instructor Approval.Loading...
CRJ269E-Discovery III - Data Process1This course focuses on the aspects of post-acquisition data processing as part of e-discovery implementations. Additional consideration is given to review and reporting, as well as testimony expectations surrounding the e-discovery process. Prerequisite: CRJ 268 or CRJ 176Loading...
CRJ276Computer Forensics II3This course is a continuation of study relating to computer forensics and data recovery topics. Topics discussed in this course include the investigation and analysis of password-protected and encrypted data, slack space, swap files and portable data storage/communication devices including PDAs and mobile phones. Software and hardware tools are widely used through various case studies and exercises to reinforce discussion topics. Prerequisite: CRJ 176Loading...
CRJ277Adv Digital Forensic Methods4This course provides a forum for discussion and experimentation with contemporary topics relating to digital/computer forensics. Topics include evidence analysis specific to networked environments and non-conventional data devices, low-level data recovery procedures, advanced cryptography and steganography, and "live" analysis and recovery of server-oriented storage technologies. Software and hardware tools are widely used through various case studies and exercises to reinforce discussion topics. Prerequisite: CRJ 276 or instructor approvalLoading...
CRJ278Apple/Macintosh Forensics1This course provides a forensic investigation overview of contemporary Apple/Macintosh hardware and software. File system fundamentals and system artifacts that may be of evidentiary value are discussed. Additionally, investigation techniques of Apple mobile and embedded devices (running iOS) are discussed. Prerequisite: CRJ 167Loading...
CRJ292Police Phys Fitness and Cond1This course presents the specific requirements of the State of Iowa police physical fitness entry standards (Cooper Test) and academy physical training for the police officer. A fitness exam will be conducted and a personal exercise and nutrition program will be developed to meet each student's needs. Students will be evaluated at the beginning of the course to ensure they meet at least a 35% fitness level (as outlined in the State of Iowa Police Fitness Standards, Cooper Institute Standards). Each student's fitness levels will be monitored throughout the course and student adherence to exercise and nutrition prescription will be assessed. Students will be expected to improve at a minimum of 15% above the 35% level of fitness. Prerequisite: CRJ 100Loading...
CRJ293Crim Justice Report Writing1This course will help Criminal Justice students master the ability to translate actions and observations into complete, accurate and understandable written reports for law enforcement and/or corrections professionals. Emphasis will be on the purpose of reports in the criminal justice field, the uses of reports, basic report components and guidelines for good report writing. Prerequisite: CRJ 100 and ENG 105 or instructor permissionLoading...
CRJ296Latent Friction Ridge Evidence1This unit of study is intended to introduce the student to the basic preservation, development and collection of friction ridge evidence commonly found at crime scenes. Corequisite: CRJ 100 or Prerequisite: Instructor Approval.Loading...
CRJ297Death and Injury Investigations1This unit of study is intended to present a wide range of topics related to the investigation of death and injury to the human body, from the standpoint of the investigating police officer. The presentation is intended primarily for law enforcement officers and medico-legal death investigators, whose duty it is to inquire into such occurrences. The material is also suitable for college students with a minimal understanding of death and injury investigations. Prerequisite: CRJ 100Loading...
CRJ298Bloodstain Pattern Analysis1This course of study is intended to introduce the student to the basic recognition, preservation, development, and collection of bloodstain evidence commonly found at crime scenes. Corequisite: CRJ 100 or Prerequisite: Instructor Approval.Loading...
CRJ301Intro to Homeland Security3The course is an examination of the role government and, more specifically, first responders play in the current threat to our nation from terrorism. The course will examine the role, authority and history of the government when faced with these threats. The structure, style and current practices will be covered along with an attempt to discover best practices and cost-effective solutions.Loading...
CRJ302Transportation and Border Sec3This course is an examination of the field of transportation and border security. The course will examine the role of both government and private enterprise in securing one of the most vulnerable and important industries worldwide. The course will discuss the threats to this industry with a view towards passenger, cargo and infrastructure protection. Strategies and policies to improve and protect the system will be discussed. Prerequisite: CRJ 301Loading...
CRJ303Intel Analysis and Sec Mgmt3This course is an examination of the field of intelligence analysis and its role in the security of the United States and its citizens. The course examines current trends in the intelligence world. Additionally, the course explores the role of operations, operators, source development and the ever-changing world of spy versus spy. Prerequisite: CRJ 301Loading...
CRJ305Intro to Cyber Terrorism3This course explores methods cyber terrorists use to plan, communicate, fund, and ultimately wage cyber attacks. Students will consider motivators of prospective actors as well as identify the associated risks to critical infrastructure and key resources through scenarios and case studies. Lastly, an overview of policy and procedural/technical measures will allow participants to consider possible means to protect and defend vulnerable public and private resources.Loading...
CRJ330Forensic Photography I1First in a series of forensic photography courses, this specific course emphasizes photography fundamentals and practical techniques critical for authoritative crime scene and evidence documentation.Loading...
CRJ333CSI and Forensic Photography2This course emphasizes photography fundamentals and practical techniques for crime scene and evidence documentation. Concentrating on technical aspects specific to creating images for investigative purposes, topics include alternate light sources as well as an exploration of special considerations for analysis, documentation, and presentation.Loading...
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CRJ932Internship3Involves 150 hours of active internship for students in an agency other than the one in which they may be employed. Synthesis paper required. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: Criminal History Background Check to determine eligibilityLoading...
CRR101Sheet Metal Welding2Basic skills will be developed in oxygen-acetylene fusion welding and flame cutting. Gas metal arc (MIG) welding equipment and basic understanding of procedures related to auto collision area. Safety is emphasized.Loading...
CRR150Basic Shop Safety1A course designed to acquaint the student with the hazards in an auto collision facility. Emphasis on EPA regulations, OSHA guidelines, and personal health and safety in the shop area.Loading...
CRR202Plastic Repair3The wide variety of solid plastics, flexible panels, plastic compounds and reinforced plastic panels now used in automobile manufacturing require separate repair procedures. Repair, replacement and refinishing of the substrates will be studied in classroom and the lab. Prerequisite: CRR 841Loading...
CRR325Sheet Metal Fundamentals5Automobile design, the materials used in construction, collision, corrective forces, procedures for repair and services are analyzed through class and lab study. Prerequisite: CRR 101 must be taken concurrently or prior to this courseLoading...
CRR502Frame Damage Analysis2Unibody design and construction has created a need for methods of damage analysis, gauging, measuring and sequencing total collision repair. This course emphasizes new technologies.Loading...
CRR655Advanced Collision Repair5This course builds upon the knowledge and skill in previous auto collision courses to prepare the student to diagnose and repair conventional frame and unibody structural components. The theory and operating principles of unibody structural components will be emphasized. Lab instruction on late model vehicles will be included. Prerequisite: CRR 502, 101Loading...
CRR742Estimating Theory2Vehicle damage estimating skills are needed to provide a written report. This report can then be used as a repair guide, a legal document, an analysis report and for business evaluation. Ability to use estimating guides and write estimates accurately will be emphasized.Loading...
CRR760Advanced Estimating2Estimating, customer relations and service selling are all important skills of ownership and managership. Hand and computer estimates will be written. Labor, parts and material costs and profits will be studied. Customer and employee relations will be studied. Prerequisite: CRR 742Loading...
CRR841Principles of Refinishing5This course will give the student an overall understanding of the complexities of today's auto refinishing. Developing industry standard preparation habits and spray painting skills with various chemicals will be studied.Loading...
CRR876Refinishing Production6Industry application of colors and clear coats requires the latest information on repair and refinishing of today's vehicles. This course covers the latest manufacturers' preferred methods for repair using current colors and chemicals. Color matching will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CRR 877, 202Loading...
CRR877Refinishing Applications7This course covers the application techniques and equipment used in auto collision repair shops for refinishing, and will deal with potential problems with chemicals. Sheet metal and plastic parts repair and replacement in preparation for painting will also be studied in the lab. Shop and personal safety will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CRR 841Loading...
CSC105Computer Essentials1The basics of the Windows operating system, electronic communications and internet research will be covered. Students will use basic features of word processing and presentation software. This course is intended for students with limited or no computer skills.Loading...
CSC109Experience IT3This course will assist students in selecting the appropriate career path in the IT field through hands-on, lab-orientated assignments.Loading...
CSC110Intro to Computers3This course presents the basic concepts of computers and the effect that computers are having and will continue to have in the future. The course incorporates theory as well as hands-on practice. The course focuses on using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Access databases to input, store, process manipulate, query, and analyze data for business and industrial applications.Loading...
DEA253Dental Science I4Introduction to the various sciences necessary for the dental assistant. Microbiology and oral pathology are covered. Prerequisite: DEA 256 must be taken concurrently or prior to this courseLoading...
DEA256Dental Anatomy2The study of head, neck and dental anatomy is combined to give the student background information for application in dental assisting courses.Loading...
DEA263Dental Science II2A continuation of Dental Science I. Emphasis on effects of drugs and emergency procedures. Prerequisite: CPR certification, DEA 253, 256Loading...
DEA297Ethics/Jurisprudence Seminar1Continuation of DEA 591. Also includes the study of the ethics and legal responsibilities of the dental profession as well as the functions and jurisprudence of the auxiliary personnel. Prerequisite: Second semester standing in Dental Assisting program; Corequisite: DEA 577Loading...
DEA321Dental Radiography II2A continuation of Dental Radiography I. Weekly seminars for basic interpretation of radiographics and laboratory experience to develop student competence in making oral radiographic surveys. Prerequisite: DEA 253, 256, 507, DHY 161Loading...
DEA424Dental Materials Lab1Through laboratory experience, the student learns techniques in preparation and utilization of dental materials. Prerequisite: DEA 256Loading...
DEA507Principles of Dental Assisting6Basic concepts of chairside assisting are covered with emphasis on the role of the team in delivery systems. Terminology, instruments, equipment and basic procedures are covered. Prerequisite: DEA 253, 256, 424; DHY 221 must be taken concurrently or prior to this courseLoading...
DEA576Dental Assisting Clinic I3Application of knowledge and skills as students rotate through dental offices, clinics and hospital clinics. General and specialty practices are included in rotations. Prerequisite: Current CPR Certification, DEA 253, 256, 507, 424, DHY 221, 161. Corequisite: DEA 591Loading...
DEA577Dental Assisting Clinic II4Continuation of DEA 576. Corequisite: DEA 297Loading...
DEA591Dental Assisting Seminar1Discussion and problem-solving from clinical practice. Provides an awareness of types of office situations and discussion of clinical aspects of dental assisting and dentistry. Oral reports and weekly evaluations are required. Prerequisite: DEA 253, 256, 507, 424, DHY 221, 161. Corequisite: DEA 576Loading...
DEA615Clinical Dental Assisting5A continuation of Principals of Dental Assisting (DEA 507) with emphasis on operative dentistry, dental specialties and advanced functions. The laboratory phase develops students' competencies in clinical assisting. Prerequisite: DEA 253, 256, 507, 424, DHY 221, 161Loading...
DEA702Dental Office Procedures2Covers the business aspects of the dental office: patient relations, appointment book management, financial records, telephone communications, credits and collections, dental insurance, tax records, supply and inventory systems. Prerequisite: 35 WPM keyboard skills and computer literacyLoading...
DHY114Dent Hyg Anatomical Science4Dental anatomy supplemented by lectures, quizzes, exams and discussions on the development, morphology and functions of the teeth as well as principles of dental charting. Anatomy and physiology of the head and neck including mastication. Prerequisite: BIO 164Loading...
DHY121Oral Histology and Embryology2General and oral histology beginning with a consideration of cytology and followed by a study of the fundamentals of oral embryology and the normal microscopic anatomy of oral tissues. Prerequisite: BIO 164Loading...
DHY133Pharmacology3The study of drugs and their action on living tissue including their use as an aid in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease or to control or improve any physiological or pathological condition. Prerequisite: CHM 132, DHY 114, 181, 182Loading...
DHY141General and Oral Pathology3Basic concepts of disease process and the oral manifestations of inflammation, degenerative changes, neoplasms and developmental anomalies of the oral cavity. Prerequisite: BIO 164, DHY 121, 114Loading...
DHY161Oral Radiology3Lecture includes radiation physics; biological effects; radiation safety and protection; properties of x-ray film and digital receptors; techniques of exposing, processing, mounting and evaluating images; asepsis and legal and ethical responsibilities involved in performing radiographic procedures on dental patients of all ages and physical characteristics. Laboratory experiences are structured to enhance didactic competencies and to develop skills in exposing, processing, mounting, evaluating and interpreting radiographic images, as well as promoting clinical competence and professional demeanor. Corequisite: DEA 256 and DEA 507 or DHY 114Loading...
DHY170Principles of Dental Hygiene2Basic principles of clinical dental hygiene are introduced. In the practicum portion, we will look at the etiology of deposits and their effect on oral tissue, along with the theory and instrumentation techniques in deposit removal. Prerequisite: BIO 154, CHM 122. Corequisite: DHY 171Loading...
DHY171Principles of Dental Hyg Pract3See DHY 170. Prerequisite: BIO 164, CHM 122. Corequisite: DHY 170Loading...
DHY181Dental Hygiene I2A continuation of instrumentation techniques. Emphasis is placed on patient assessment and principles of patient education in chairside instruction. Topics include polishing techniques, topical application of fluoride and supplementary procedure. Prerequisite: DHY 170, 171. Corequisite: DHY 182Loading...
DHY182Clinical Dental Hygiene I4See DHY 181. Prerequisite: DHY 170, 171. Corequisite: DHY 181,164Loading...
DHY202Dental Hygiene Review2A discussion of essential dental hygiene knowledge in preparation for the written National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and the Central Regional Testing Service, clinical examination. (P/F)Loading...
DHY211Periodontology2The clinical characteristics, histopathology, etiology and treatment of periodontal diseases are presented. Special emphasis is placed on the role of the dental hygienist in the prevention and management of periodontal diseases. Prerequisite: DHY 121, 181, 182. Corequisite: DHY 282Loading...
DHY221Dental Materials2A study of materials utilized in the practice of dentistry. Properties of dental materials and ADA requirements are presented. Corequisite: DEA 256 and DEA 424 or DHY 114 and DHY 223 must be taken concurrently or prior to this course.Loading...
DHY223Dental Materials Lab1Through laboratory experience, the student learns techniques in the preparation and utilization of dental materials. Corequisite: DHY 221Loading...
DHY230Oral Health Nutrition2This course relates nutrients and their effect on oral health throughout the life cycle. Course includes an introduction to the principles of dietary counseling for optimal oral health. Prerequisite: BIO 164, CHM 132Loading...
DHY251Community Oral Health3The course relates the concepts of dental public health and preventive dentistry, including principles of biostatistics, epidemiology, dental manpower and delivery systems. Students plan, implement and evaluate a community dental health project. Prerequisite: DHY 261Loading...
DHY261Dental Health Education3An introduction to the principles of instruction in health care. The course will include developing, presenting and evaluating dental health education programs for public schools and community groups. Prerequisite: DHY 170, 171Loading...
DHY281Dental Hygiene II2A continuation of clinical practices. Further instruction and application in techniques for a complete oral prophylaxis and Phase 1 therapy. Topics include smoking cessation, intraoral photography, sonic scaling and air polishing. Prerequisite: DHY 181, 182. Corequisite: DHY 282Loading...
DHY282Clinical Dental Hygiene II2See DHY 281. Prerequisite: DHY 181, 182. Corequisite: DHY 281Loading...
DHY291Dental Hygiene III2A continuation of clinical practices. Topics include dental hygiene care for individuals with special needs, care planning, third-party payment applications, substance abuse and dependent adult abuse. Prerequisite: DHY 281, 282. Corequisite: DHY 292Loading...
DHY292Clinical Dental Hygiene III5See DHY 291. Prerequisite: DHY 281, 282. Corequisite: DHY 291Loading...
DHY301Dental Hygiene IV2A continuation of clinical practices. Legal, ethical and management aspects of the dental care system are considered. Career alternatives and job-seeking skills are demonstrated. Prerequisite: DHY 292, 291. Corequisite: DHY 302Loading...
DHY302Clinical Dental Hygiene IV5See DHY 301. Prerequisite: DHY 292, 291. Corequisite: DHY 301Loading...
DRA101Introduction to Theatre3A survey of the elements and techniques of theatre with emphasis on acting, directing and playwriting. Attendance at dramatic production encouraged.Loading...
DRA130Acting I3Training of the body, voice and mind as acting instruments. Course includes acting exercises, scene analysis and performance.Loading...
DRA147Creative Drama School/Rec3Elements of improvisational acting. Students will learn approaches for participating in and leading creative drama activities.Loading...
DRA945Practicum I2Practical experience in acting, directing and stage design. Students will be involved in all stages of production from auditions to final performance. May be repeated for up to eight semester hours of credit.Loading...
DRA946Practicum II3See DRA 945.Loading...
DRA948Practicum III4See DRA 945.Loading...
DSL145Basic Electricity5An introduction to the basic electricity and electronic principles that apply to diesel-powered equipment. Systems and components covered include starting, charging, lighting and accessories.Loading...
DSL155Advanced Electricity4The electrical circuitry on diesel-powered equipment is covered. Included are troubleshooting, diagnosing and repair procedures. Experienced individuals may contact the instructor to gain admittance to this course. Prerequisite: DSL 145Loading...
DSL330Diesel Engine Tune-Up3Information on preventive measures to eliminate failures and diagnose engine problems. Instruction related to tune-up procedures.Loading...
DSL356Diesel Engines I6Instruction provided in the technical and nontechnical aspects of diesel engines. This information will give the students the basic understanding needed to continue in the Diesel Mechanic program.Loading...
DSL366Diesel Engines II6Instruction in diagnosing problems and the nature of repairs needed. Information on preventive measures to eliminate failures. Prerequisite: DSL 356Loading...
DSL409Diesel Electronics5A study of electronic fundamentals, lab work with electronic components and testing equipment. Computer-controlled diesel engines are used in lab to demonstrate applications of electronics on diesel power that will meet the demands of the future. Experienced individuals may contact the instructor to gain admittance to this course. Prerequisite: DSL 145Loading...
DSL438Diesel Fuel Systems5The student will be introduced to basic fuel system principles, operational theory and fundamentals of electronic systems of commonly used fuel systems, as well as general repair and diagnostic procedures with exposure to several electronically controlled engines and their diagnostic tools. Prerequisite: DSL 366Loading...
DSL546Power Trains I6Class and lab activities in the design and operation of drivetrain components including clutches, manual transmissions, drive lines, rear axles and wheel bearings.Loading...
DSL555Power Trains II5Instruction will include the basics of automatic transmissions, power shift transmissions, final drives and hydrostat drives. Prerequisite: DSL 546, 606Loading...
DSL606Hydraulics and Brakes6The study of basic mobile hydraulics and vehicle brake systems. Introduces principles, components, fluid systems and circuits of hydraulic systems. Vehicle braking studies hydraulic and air brake systems.Loading...
DSL733Air Conditioning3A course on basic air conditioning theory and design. Emphasis will be placed on various system controls and service operations.Loading...
DSL830Operation and Maintenance5Instruction in the proper methods of maintaining all equipment. Safety will be emphasized.Loading...
DSL845Heavy Equipment Repair5Instruction in the repair and service of equipment relating to the heavy equipment industry. This includes all phases normally done in a general repair shop. Instruction is given under structured lab and field conditions. Experienced individuals may contact the instructor to gain admittance to this course. Prerequisite: DSL 366, 546, 606, 145Loading...
DSL855Truck Repair5Instruction in the repair and service of equipment relating to the trucking industry. This includes all phases normally done in a general repair shop. Instruction is given under structured lab, classroom and field conditions. Experienced individuals may contact the instructor to gain admittance to this course. Prerequisite: DSL 366, 546, 606, 145Loading...
DTM350Health Field1Roles of dietary personnel in health facilities and state and federal guidelines. Explore managerial aspects within facilities.Loading...
DTM351Food Preparation1Basic principles and development of techniques as they apply to the preparation of each food group and the criterion for evaluating product quality. Laboratory experience.Loading...
DTM352Sanitation/Meal Service2Methods of efficiently serving safe, pleasing food. An awareness of sanitation will be created for all areas of food service.Loading...
DTM353Nutrition Life Cycle1An in-depth study (social, physiological and psychological need) of residents from infancy to geriatric. Explore the therapeutic role of food.Loading...
DTM354Modified Diets1An assessment of special diets, using the approved diet manual, a review of food guidelines and hints for making modified diets more appetizing.Loading...
DTM355Food Production Management1Total production needs, equipment layout, work methods, food storage, food preparation, service, sanitation and use of computers in food service.Loading...
DTM356Food Service Management2The management functions required to organize and maintain an efficient, quality, dietary department are developed.Loading...
DTM361Food Prep Field Experience1Application and evaluation of food preparation in a healthcare facility. Practical experience in a selected healthcare facility supervised by a registered dietitian. (This course is Pass/Fail.)Loading...
DTM362Sanitation/Meal Srvc Field Exp1Application and evaluation of sanitation and meal service in healthcare facilities. Practical experience in a selected healthcare facility supervised by a registered dietitian. (This course is Pass/Fail.)Loading...
DTM363Nutrition Life Cycle Field Exp1Application and evaluation of nutritional aspects in healthcare facilities. Practical experience in a selected healthcare facility supervised by a registered dietitian. (This course is Pass/Fail.)Loading...
DTM364Modified Diet/Field Experience1Application and evaluation of modified diets in healthcare facilities. Practical experience in a selected healthcare facility supervised by a registered dietitian. (This course is Pass/Fail.)Loading...
DTM365Food Production Field Exp1Application and evaluation of food production in healthcare facilities. Practical experience in a selected healthcare facility supervised by a registered dietitian. (This course is Pass/Fail.)Loading...
DTM366Food Service Mgmt Field Exp1Application and evaluation of food service management in healthcare facilities. Practical experience in a selected healthcare facility supervised by a registered dietitian. (This course is Pass/Fail.)Loading...
ECE103Intro to Early Childhood Ed3Gives students a historical and philosophical foundation of the field of early childhood education. Includes as overview of assessment and evidence-based practices. Addresses the influences of family-centered practice, inclusion, culture and language in the field. Explores early childhood careers.Loading...
ECE106Child Dev Associate Standard1Develop and prepare for the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing Program for individuals seeking a Center-Based Infant/Toddler, Center-Based Preschool or Family Child Care CDA Credential. Develop a professional portfolio including the collection of resources, writing of reflective statements of competence and professional philosophy statement as outlined by the CDA application requirements. Prepare for the CDA verification visit. (This course is Pass/Fail.) May be repeated for an additional three semesters for a total of 4 elective credit hours. Prerequisites: ECE 103, 133, 243, 343, and 158 or ECE 221, or instructor permissionLoading...
ECE114Dual Language Learners in ECE3Evidence-based evaluation and instructional practices with young dual language learners. Focuses on the language, reading, writing, and communication development of children who are dual language learners (DLLs). Understanding of bilingual development and incorporation of strategies for bilingual development into instructional planning. Reviews assessment and instruction that promotes early language and literacy learning. Developing collaborative and culturally responsive relationships with families who speak languages other than English to support language and literacy learning. This course includes field assignments. Prerequisite: 12 credits in ECE or instructor permission. Completed criminal history, including background and fingerprinting check.Loading...
ECE130Emergency Care1Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and First Aid according to Iowa DHS requirements for child care providers. Identify health and safety practices for early childhood settings. CPR/First Aid and Universal Precautions certification awarded upon satisfactory completion of assignments. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.Loading...
ECE133Child Health,Safety andNutrition3Focuses on evidence-based concepts in the fields of health, safety and nutrition and their relationship to the growth and development of the young child ages birth to eight. Blends current theory with problem-solving, practical applications and assessments. Includes collaboration with families and assesses the role of culture, language and ability on health, safety and nutrition decisions in early childhood settings.Loading...
ECE151Individualizing for Children3Introduction to effective practices that support the development and learning of young children with disabilities and other special needs. Focus is on evidence-based, individualized instructional methods and strategies used in teaching and facilitating the development of young children. This course involves field assignments.Loading...
ECE152Learning with Digital Media3Covers understanding of media impact on learning practices, the use of media to enhance learning in early childhood, joint adult-child interactions with digital media that enhance learning. Students explore and evaluate the effectiveness of digital media for enhancing literacy, math and science learning and plan lessons incorporating digital media. This course involves field assignmentsLoading...
ECE158Early Childhood Curriculum I3Focuses on the development, implementation and assessment of appropriate environments and curricula for young children ages three through eight. Students prepare to utilize evidence-based, developmentally appropriate practices in a context of children's family, culture, language and abilities. Emphasis is on understanding children's developmental stages and developing appropriate learning opportunities, interactions and environments to support each child in the following areas: dramatic play, art, music and fine and gross motor play.Loading...
ECE159Early Childhood Curriculum II3Focuses on the development, implementation and assessment of appropriate environments and curricula for young children ages three through eight. Students prepare to utilize developmentally appropriate evidence-based practices in a context of children’s family, culture, language and abilities. Emphasis is on understanding children’s developmental stages and developing appropriate learning opportunities, interactions and environments to support each child in thefollowing areas: emergent literacy, math, science, technology and social studies. Prerequisite: ECE 158 with a grade or "C" or better or instructor approval. Corequisite: ECE 359 or instructor approval.Loading...
ECE170Child Growth and Development3Reviews typical and atypical development of children from conception to adolescence in all developmental domains. Examines interactions between child, family and society within a variety of community and cultural contexts. Examines theories and evidence-based practices associated with understanding and supporting young children.Loading...
ECE215Home, School and Comm Relations3Focuses on current understanding of supporting children and families in relation to home, school and community contexts. Emphasis is on building respectful, culturally sensitive relationships with families, utilizing community resources and working with culturally, linguistically and ability diverse families.Loading...
ECE216Tchg Young Dual Lang Learners1Evidence-based evaluation and instructional practices with young dual language learners. Understanding of bilingual development and incorporation of strategies for bilingual development into instructional planning. Developing collaborative and culturally responsive relationships with families who speak languages other than English.Loading...
ECE221Infant/Toddler Care and Educ.3Focuses on care, education and assessment of children from birth to 36 months. Prepares students to utilize developmentally appropriate evidenced-based practices, including responsive caregiving, routines as curriculum, collaborative relationships with culturally, linguistically and ability diverse children and families, and a focus on the whole child in inclusive settings.Loading...
ECE242Child Life Theory3Introduction to Child Life theoretical foundations and principal intervention strategies used in Child Life Professional Practice. Prerequisite: Students must have at least 18 college credits to enroll this course.Loading...
ECE243Early Childhood Guidance3Focuses on developmentally appropriate, evidence-based approaches and positive guidance strategies for supporting the development of each child. Emphasizes supportive interactions and developmentally appropriate environments. Uses assessment to analyze and guide behaviors. Studies impact of family, each child's culture, language and ability on child guidance. Corequisite: ECE 343 or instructor permissionLoading...
ECE262Early Childhood Field Exper3Supervised practicum experience in selected early childhood settings serving children birth through eight. Includes integration of theory and developmentally appropriate evidence-based practice. Provides an understanding of working with culturally, linguistically and ability diverse young children and families. Emphasizes professional relationships and behavior, appropriate adult/child interactions, basic curriculum planning and program routines. Includes 150-hour practicum. Criminal background check is required. Prerequisite: ECE 103, 133, 170; a grade of C or better in ECE 158, 159, 243, 343 and 359; 2.0 program GPA. Current CPR/First Aid, Universal Precautions and Mandatory Reporter Certification. Prerequisite or corequisite: ECE 221. Corequisite: ECE 944 or instructor approvalLoading...
ECE268Early Childhood Field Exper4Supervised practicum experience in selected early childhood settings serving children birth through eight. Includes integration of theory and developmentally appropriate evidence-based practice. Provides an understanding of working with culturally, linguistically and ability diverse young children and families. Emphasizes professional relationships and behavior, appropriate adult/child interactions, basic curriculum planning and program routines. Includes 150-hour practicum. Criminal background check is required. Prerequisites: ECE-103, ECE-133, ECE-170, ECE-158 C or better, ECE-159 C or better, ECE-243 C or better, ECE-343 C or better, ECE-359 C or better; 2.0 GPA; Current CPR/First Aid, Universal Precautions and Mandatory Reporter Certification. Prerequisite OR Corequisite: ECE-221Loading...
ECE281Practicum2Placement in a program for young children and/or families. Emphasis is on the development of competencies necessary for employment in a similar setting. Prerequisite: Accepted into ECE program, 10 ECE credits or instructor approval. Current CPR/First Aid, Universal Precautions, Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Certification and Cleared Criminal Records Check.Loading...
ECE290Early Childhood Program Admin3This course addresses the basic principles common to administering quality early childhood programs. Emphasis is on director's roles and responsibilities, state and federal regulations, business procedures, staff development and hiring, policy development, fiscal and facility management, marketing, program evaluation, child care advocacy, family and community involvement. Designed for second-year students and persons interested in becoming a program administrator. Prerequisite: Accepted into the Early Childhood Education program and a minimum of 12 credits in ECE or instructor permissionLoading...
ECE343Early Childhood Guidance Lab1Focuses on effective approaches and positive guidance strategies for supporting the development of all children. Students observe for and utilize strategies taught in ECE 243. Includes 30-hour lab. Criminal background check is required. Corequisite: ECE 243 or instructor permissionLoading...
ECE359ECE Curriculum II Lab1Students practice the selection and use of assessment techniques, plan and set up age, individually and culturally appropriate learning centers, activities and group experiences for young children. Emphasis is on understanding children's developmental stages, identifying and participating in appropriate learning opportunities, and interactions and environments in the following areas: emergent literacy, math, science, technology, social studies, creative art, music and movement, dramatic play, fine and gross motor play and outdoor experiences. Includes 30-hour lab. Criminal background check is required. Prerequisite: ECE 158 with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: ECE 159 or instructor approvalLoading...
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ECE930Administrative Practicum1Experience in a community-based setting designed to further competencies in early childhood program administration, management and leadership. Prerequisite: 12 credits in ECE or Current Child Development Associate (CDA) credential OR Must be admitted to the ECE program OR instructor approval.Loading...
ECE932Internship2Students apply skills and knowledge related to children, families and the profession in a self-selected community-based setting. Students are encouraged to identify a placement that reflects their individual interests in the field. Emphasis on professional expectations and behavior, appropriate interactions, planning, implementation and assessment and exploring multiple facets of overall program operations. Includes 150-hour work experience. Criminal background check is required. Prerequisites: ECE 103, 133, 170; "C" or better in ECE 159, 243, 343, and 359; 2.5 program GPA. Current CPR/First Aid, Universal Precautions and Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Certification. Internship application is required the semester prior to enrollment in the course. Criminal background check required. Prerequisite OR corequisite: ECE 215, 221, or instructor approvalLoading...
ECE944Field Experience Seminar I1Emphasis on professionalism, self-reflection and preparation for professional employment. Includes completion of all professional portfolio components. Corequisite: ECE 262 or instructor approval.Loading...
ECN120Principles of Macroeconomics3This course is an introduction to basic macroeconomic concepts and principles. It deals with problems of resource allocation, supply and demand, national income, employment, price levels, fiscal and monetary policy, money and banking systems and elements of global finance. ECN 120 is not a prerequisite for ECN 130.Loading...
ECN130Principles of Microeconomics3Course covers survey of demand and supply conditions, cost structure, market structure and how these elements affect individual household, business firms, government and global trade. ECN 120 is not a prerequisite for ECN 130.Loading...
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EDU210Foundations of Education3Examines American education from a historical, philosophical, and sociological perspective. Challenges and issues in education today will be discussed in the context of school organization, politics, funding, curriculum, professionalism, legal issues, and effective school and teacher characteristics.Loading...
EDU213Intro to Education3Presents a broad overview of the field of education, including foundations of American education, roles of teachers and students, history and philosophy and curriculum. Students will complete a 40-hour practicum at the elementary, middle or high school level. Recommended for students who plan to major in education.Loading...
EDU218Initial Field Experience2This course will provide opportunities to enhance understanding of the teaching profession and assist with decisions to pursue a career in education. Students will spend time observing K-12 classroom teaching with a licensed educator to gain insights and a better understanding of the teaching and learning process. Students will complete 64 hours of k-12 observations to include both elementary and secondary experiences. Prerequisite: EDU-210 with a C- or betterLoading...
EDU245Exceptional Learner3A survey of exceptional learners in the classroom. History, philosophy, current issues, trends and mainstreaming will be discussed.Loading...
EDU252Comm and Collab Partnerships3This course is designed to introduce participants to PreK-12 classroom collaboration. This will include ways to structure and implement collaboration, develop effective co-educator partnerships, and implement successful integration of students with special needs into a general education classroom.Loading...
EDU253Behavior Management3This course will introduce participants to effective methods of classroom management. The specific strategies discussed will address designing, implementing, and evaluating instructional techniques used to enhance a student's social participation based on current research in the field of education.Loading...
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EDU929Individual Projects1A course designed for faculty in all areas to examine research on learning and teaching and to develop classroom strategies which apply this research.Loading...
EGR100Engineering Orientation1Introduction to the engineering disciplines and the engineering profession. Considerations in choosing an engineering curriculum. Information concerning college policies, procedures and resources. Opportunities to interact with engineering departments at a four-year institution.Loading...
EGR150Engineering FORTRAN2The FORTRAN language in batch and interactive modes with an emphasis on solutions to engineering problems. Prerequisite: MAT 130 must be taken concurrently with or prior to this courseLoading...
EGR151Engineering Visual BASIC2This course provides students with a solid foundation in structured programming skills for the solution of engineering problems. Students will analyze problems, design solution algorithms, translate the algorithm to Visual BASIC computer code and present the solutions to the problems. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 61 OR Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 130 OR MAT 211Loading...
EGR152Engineering MATLAB2This course provides students with a solid foundation in structured programming skills for the solution of engineering problems. Students will analyze problems, design solution algorithms, translate the algorithm to MATLAB and Simulink computer code and present the solutions of the problems. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 61 OR Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 130 OR MAT 211Loading...
EGR155Engineering C/C++2Learn to solve engineering problems by computer using the C/C++ language. Emphasis is placed on program logic, organization and numerical methods. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 61 OR Prerequisite/Corequisite: MAT 130 OR MAT 211Loading...
EGR161Engineering Computations2This course includes the organization, solution and presentation of engineering problems. Topics include S.I. units and selected engineering topics. Prerequisite: MAT 130 must be taken concurrently or prior to this courseLoading...
EGR166Engr Graphics/Concptl Design4An integration of conceptual design, engineering graphics and computer-aided design. This course includes orthographic projection applied to three-dimensional geometry and engineering drawing, as well as instrument and free hand application to an open-ended project that includes a formal engineering report. Prerequisite: MAT 130 must be taken concurrently with or prior to this courseLoading...
EGR180Statics3This course includes the vector and scalar analysis of coplanar and non-coplanar force systems, equilibrium concepts, friction, centroids, moments and products of inertia. Mohr's circle, radius of gyration, internal forces, shear and bending moment diagram. Prerequisite: PHY 213. Corequisite: MAT 217 must be taken concurrently with or prior to this courseLoading...
EGR926Honors Seminar1Discussion seminar whose topics will include a range of subjects determined by students' interest. Students will write in preparation for and response to in-class discussions. May be repeated.Loading...
EGT400PLTW-Intro to Engr Design3This course uses a design development process while enriching technical and engineering problem-solving skills; students create and analyze models using specialized computer software (AutoCAD Inventor). Prerequisite or Corequisite: One year of high school algebraLoading...
EGT410PLTW-Principles of Engineering3This course explores technology systems and manufacturing processes using the methodology of project-based engineering problem-solving. Learning activities explore a variety of engineering disciplines and address the social and political consequences of technological change. Prerequisite: 1 year of high school algebra or EGT 400. Prerequisite or Corequisite: high school algebraLoading...
EGT420PLTW-Digital Electronics3This course teaches applied logic through work with electronic circuitry, which students also construct and test for functionality.Loading...
EGT450PLTW-Computer Integrated Manuf3This course enhances computer modeling skills by applying principles of robotics and manufacturing automation to the creation of models of three-dimensional designs.Loading...
EGT460PLTW-Civil Engr/Architecture3This course introduces students to the interdependent fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture and teaches project planning, site planning and building design, using specialized computer software. Prerequisite: EGT 400 is recommended but not requiredLoading...
EGT900Fld Studies Architecture/Engr5This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to experience the fields of architecture and engineering both inside and outside of a typical classroom setting. Students will explore the job responsibilities of architects and engineers. Students will investigate, develop, and demonstrate professional leadership strategies, the fundamentals of the design process, project scheduling, construction technologies, and technical aspects of the related industries in this professional setting.Loading...
ELT093Concepts Electronics/Computers1This course is designed for students who need additional practice and technical skills to succeed in electronics and computer networking programs. Skills that will be developed include learning how to approach problems and manipulating formulas to solve problems. College preparatory courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements. Corequisite: ELT 108Loading...
ELT106Basic Math for Electronics3Mathematics related to basic electronics. Course includes basic algebra, right triangle trigonometry, scientific notation, with applications to DC and AC circuitry.Loading...
ELT108Math - Electronics and Computers4Introduction to the mathematical skills needed by electronics/computer technicians.Loading...
ELT123Programmable Controllers3This course covers PLC operation and programming techniques to include relay logic, timers, counters, sequencers, discrete I/O, analog I/O, networking, remote I/O, workstations, advanced programming techniques and interfacing with personal computers.Loading...
ELT125Advanced PLC3This course is designed for the student who is already proficient with ladder logic and loading programs into PLCs. The course will introduce the student to both hardware and software operator control panels, analog sensor interfacing, analog programming and exchange of data over networks. A hands-on lab component will give the student the opportunity to install, program and troubleshoot networked PLC hardware.Loading...
ELT126Industrial Electronics2The devices and circuits used in thyristor control of machines are presented. Course includes phase control of DC motors, triac control of AC motors and various speed control circuits. Prerequisite: ELT 131Loading...
ELT131Motor Controls3An introduction to industrial motor controls. During this course, students will use ladder diagrams and control devices to implement practical control systems.Loading...
ELT143Mechanisms3This introductory course covers linear and angular displacement, velocities, and accelerations of linkages, gear trains, and belt and friction drives. Topics include vectors, simple and complex machines, and toggle and intermittent motion mechanisms.Loading...
ELT146Mechanisms Lab2The principles of drives and linkages discussed in ELT 143 are evaluated using precision components. Major principles evaluated are speed ratios, torque, power, and efficiency. Lab projects are applications of principles of process control and robotics interfacing mechanical motion and energy requirements with programmable control concepts. Corequisite: ELT 143.Loading...
ELT147NEC Residential3The basic principles of the NEC for layout and construction for residential wiring systems. Apply code rules to house wiring installations. Discuss security systems, fire and smoke detectors, low-voltage and remote controls.Loading...
ELT148NEC Residential Lab3Utilize the basic principles of the NEC for layout and residential electrical wiring systems. Apply code rules, using hands-on approach for residential electrical installations from simplistic to complicated circuit wiring.Loading...
ELT172NEC Commercial/Industrial3The basic principles of the NEC for layout and construction of commercial wiring and industrial wiring systems. Apply basics of wiring into the planning of typical commercial and industrial installations. Configure how load requirements are converted into branch circuits then into feeders, and into main electrical services.Loading...
ELT173NEC Commercial/Industrial Lab4Utilize the basic principles of the NEC for layout of commercial and industrial wiring systems. Apply code rules, using a hands-on approach for commercial and industrial electrical installations from simplistic to complicated wiring.Loading...
ELT178Electrical Grounding2The understanding of grounding and eliminating the misconceptions when dealing with NEC requirements for installation.Loading...
ELT181Adv Math for Electronics Tech1This course is a continuation of concepts covered in MATH FOR ELECTRONICS & COMPUTERS. Topical emphasis includes applications involving trigonometry of vectors and oblique triangles and logarithms.Loading...
ELT217Advanced Motor Controls3Additional topics in industrial motor controls. Course includes wiring of AC & DC motors, power distribution, solid-state controls, proximity controls and frequency drives. Prerequisite: ELT 303, 131Loading...
ELT303Principles of Electricity3For beginners: theory, controlling electricity, voltage, amps, resistance, wattage, series and parallel circuits, DC & AC, batteries, electric lighting, generators and motors.Loading...
ELT307Digital Circuits2An analysis of those circuits that form basic building blocks for a digital system, including logical gates such as OR, NOR, AND and NAND, storage registers and counters. Corequisite: ELT 308Loading...
ELT308Digital Circuits Lab2Laboratory evaluation of small-scale integrated circuits and medium-scale integrated circuits. In addition to basic and/or gates, it includes decoders, encoders, counters and multiplexors. Corequisite: ELT 307Loading...
ELT324Digital Electronics Lab2Laboratory Evaluation of small-scale integrated circuits and medium scale integrated circuits. In addition to basic AND/OR gates, it includes decoders, encoders, counters, multiplexers, and microprocessors. Corequisite: ELT 325.Loading...
ELT325Digital Electronics3An analysis of those circuits that form basic building blocks for a digital system, including logical gates, such as OR, NOR, AND and NAND, storage registers, counters and microprocessors. Corequisite: ELT 324Loading...
ELT326Digital Electronics Lab3Laboratory evaluation of small-scale integrated circuits and medium-scale integrated circuits. In addition to basic and/or gates, it includes comparators, decoders, encoders, counters, multiplexers and microprocessors. Corequisite: ELT 325Loading...
ELT368DC and AC Fundamentals3An introductory course in DC and AC fundamentals. Subject matter includes Ohm's law, series and parallel circuits and measuring instruments.Loading...
ELT369DC and AC Fundamentals Lab3This laboratory will enable the student to analyze basic L-C-R circuitry. Basic test equipment usage will also be presented. Prerequisite: ELT 368 must be taken concurrently with or prior to this courseLoading...
ELT383Electronic Circuit Analysis3An analytical introduction to direct current fundamentals essential in all phases of electricity and electronics. Topics covered include Ohm's law, Kirchoff's law, Thevenin-Norton and Superposition theorems, impedance, resonance, series and parallel circuits, resistors, capacitors, inductors, batteries, and meters. Corequisite: ELT 384.Loading...
ELT384Electronic Circuit An Lab2Basic experiments in circuit analysis including familiarization with basic test instruments, series and parallel circuits (using resistors, batteries, and power supplies), and applications of electrical laws and theorems. Corequisite: ELT 383.Loading...
ELT385Electric Circuit Analysis I4An analytical introduction to the direct and alternating current fundamentals essential in all phases of electricity and electronics. Topics covered include Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's law, Thevenin-Norton and Superposition theorems, impedance, resonance, series and parallel circuits, resistors, capacitors, inductors, batteries and meters. Corequisite: ELT 386Loading...
ELT386Elec Circuit Analysis I Lab2Basic experiments in AC and DC circuit analysis including familiarization with basic test instruments, series and parallel circuits (using resistors, capacitors, inductors, batteries and power supplies) and applications of electrical laws and theorems. Corequisite: ELT 385Loading...
ELT387Electric Circuit Analysis II3Deals with principles and electrical properties of semi-conductor diodes, transistors, integrated circuits and integrated circuit amplifiers, complete with mathematical analysis of equivalent circuits and their evaluation. Prerequisite: ELT 383, 384. Corequisite: ELT 388Loading...
ELT388Elec Circuit Analysis II Lab2An analysis of solid-state circuitry. Course includes both transistor and integrated circuit experiments. Linear amplifiers and active filters are evaluated. Students will attend a minimum of three industrial tours, which may take place outside of regular class time. Prerequisite: ELT 383, 384. Corequisite ELT 387Loading...
ELT389Fabrication Techniques3Rendering of isometric and orthographic projection drawings. Soldering techniques, fabrication of sheet metal enclosures and production of printed circuit boards using photographic and etching methods.Loading...
ELT392Electronic Design and Fab3Use schematic and PCB design software to demonstrate full turn circuit board layouts. Covert PCB layouts to industry standard Gerber and N/C drill files for export to a milling system and produce functioning single/double sided circuit boards. Properly identify schematic symbols and compare with associated packaging diagrams. Analyze and produce schematics from circuit boards. Operate surface mount soldering and desoldering equipment. Practice proper anti-static and safety procedures. Prepare a project proposal and execute for a final project.Loading...
ELT393Fabrication Techniques4Construction and repair techniques use in modern electronics. Students will design and fabricate electronic circuits using PCB design and milling techniques. Soldering and desoldering of surface mount and thru-hole technologies will be covered with modern soldering techniques. Prerequisite: ELT 383 or Prerequisite: ELT 325.Loading...
ELT470Bus Imaging and Security Applic.4This course provides students opportunities to analyze imaging systems, which include video monitoring, copying and printing and to analyze security systems as fire alarm and intruder alarms. Equipment includes laser printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, monitors, cameras, LCD displays and such related accessories as document feeders and sorters. Prerequisite: ELT 728, PHY 160. Corequisite: ELT 471Loading...
ELT471Bus Imaging and Security App Lab3This course provides students practice in the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of various security systems as well as experience in troubleshooting, servicing and repairing copiers, laser printers, fax machines, scanners and peripherals. Prerequisite: ELT 728, PHY 160. Corequisite: ELT 470Loading...
ELT474Communications Systems3The analysis of communications systems, including transmission and reception of AM and FM radio, television, satellite and microwave, including antenna and transmission line theory. Prerequisite: ELT 387, 388. Corequisite: ELT 475Loading...
ELT475Communications Systems Lab3Laboratory experiments in radio, television, satellite and microwave systems, including the construction and alignment of a broadcast radio receiver. Prerequisite: ELT 387, 388. Corequisite: ELT 474Loading...
ELT478Basic Imaging Devices3An analysis of various imaging systems, including laser printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, and such accessories as document feeders and sorters, monitors, cameras and LCD displays. Prerequisite: ELT 387, 388. Corequisite: ELT 479Loading...
ELT479Basic Imaging Devices Lab3Experience in troubleshooting, service and repair of copiers, laser printers, fax machines, scanners and peripherals, monitors, cameras, LCD displays. Prerequisite: ELT 387, 388. Corequisite: ELT 478Loading...
ELT482Security Systems3Analysis of video monitoring systems, fire and intruder alarm systems, climate control systems. Prerequisite: ELT 781, 782. Corequisite: ELT 483Loading...
ELT483Security Systems Lab4Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of various security systems. Prerequisite: ELT 781, 782. Corequisite: ELT 482Loading...
ELT484Medical Electronics Systems4This course trains the student in electrical safety testing and the repair, calibration and preventive maintenance of patient-monitoring equipment such as ECG, blood pressure, defibrillators, ICN, CCU central station monitoring systems and respiratory instrumentation. Included will be a self-paced study of medical terminology. Prerequisite: ELT 728, PHY 160. Corequisite: ELT 485Loading...
ELT485Medical Electronics System Lab3This course covers the repair, calibration and preventive maintenance of critical care, diagnostic and life support equipment in a hands-on lab environment. Prerequisite: ELT 728, PHY 160. Corequisite: ELT 484Loading...
ELT584Medical Electronics I3This course is an introduction to medical electronics systems. This course trains the student in medical terminology, patient safety, anatomy and physiology for technicians, electronic equipment classification, hospital department classifications, standards, regulatory agencies, record keeping, certification, and career paths. Corequisite: ELT 585Loading...
ELT585Med Electronic Equip Lab3This course provides introductory laboratory experiences to reinforce concepts related to human anatomy and physiology, understand the functionality of biomedical electronic equipment, and learn safe practices in medical environments. Corequisite: ELT 584Loading...
ELT586Medical Electronics II3This lecture course provides detailed explanations of the functional elements of common electronic medical equipment for the purposes of safe calibration, maintenance or repair. Equipment and systems examined include patient monitoring, life-support, electrocardiography, laboratory, medical imaging, and therapy. Corequisite: ELT 587Loading...
ELT587Adv Med Electronic Equip Lab3This course covers repair, calibration and preventative maintenance of critical care, diagnostic, and life support equipment in a hands-on, lab environment. Corequisite: ELT 586Loading...
ELT611Microprocessors2This course covers two major areas of microcomputers and microprocessors. The first is an investigation of the specific architecture of microprocessors and fundamental microcomputer hardware. The second area is software and studies-specific assembly language instructions for common routines and program structures. Prerequisite: ELT 307, 308. Corequisite: ELT 612Loading...
ELT612Microprocessors Lab3Includes experiments that exercise microprocessor instruction sets and microcomputer central processing units, memory and I/O devices. Routines and subroutines are written in assembly language, assembled, downloaded and tested. Students will participate in a minimum of four, two-hour job-shadowing experiences, which may take place outside of regular class time. Prerequisite: ELT 307, 308. Corequisite: ELT 611Loading...
ELT614Microproc. and Microcontrollers3This course covers two major areas of microcomputers and microprocessors. The first is an investigation of the specific architecture of microprocessors and fundamental microcomputer hardware. The second area is software and is concerned with the assembly-level and high-level instructions for common routines and program structures. The course includes hands-on practice programming and interfacing microcontroller devices. Students will participate in a minimum of four two-hour job shadowing experiences, which may take place outside of regular class time. Prerequisite: ELT 325, 326Loading...
ELT622Microcontrollers3This course covers two major areas of microcomputers and microcontrollers. The first is an investigation of the specific architecture of microcontrollers and fundamental microcomputer hardware. The second area is software and studies-specific c language and assembly language instructions for common routines and program structures. Corequisite: ELT 623.Loading...
ELT623Microcontrollers Lab1Includes experiments that exercise microcontroller instruction sets and microcomputer central processing units,memory and I/O devices. Routines and subroutines are written in assembly language, assembled, downloaded and tested. Corequisite: ELT 622.Loading...
ELT642Process Control Instrument4A comprehensive study of such process control characteristics as elements, modes, and stability, along with detailed knowledge of measurement technique, control mode implementation and final control element functions. In keeping with modern trends, the digital aspects of process control technology are stressed. Hydraulic and pneumatic process control is included. Corequisite: ELT 644.Loading...
ELT643Process Control Instrument3A comprehensive study of such process control characteristics as elements, modes and stability, along with detailed knowledge of measurement technique, control mode implementation and final control element functions. In keeping with modern trends, the digital aspects of process control technology are stressed. Prerequisite: ELT 611, 612. Corequisite: ELT 644Loading...
ELT644Process Control Instr Lab2This lab includes experiments on transducers used in process control as well as experiments on proportional, integral and derivative control. Corequisite: ELT 642.Loading...
ELT652Computer Repair and Networking4This course is designed for the student who is already proficient with computers and electronic circuitry. The course follows the recommendations of CompTIA on the subjects and materials needed to assist the student in learning about computer hardware and the functions needed to pass the A Plus exam. A detailed study and hands-on lab component give students the opportunity to install and troubleshoot computer and networking hardware.Loading...
ELT721Robotics3The course provides an introduction to robotic fundamentals. The student will examine parameters of robot operation and program robots for various applications.Loading...
ELT722Advanced Robotics4Sequel course of ELT 721 Robotics. Course includes advanced positioning control, measurements and integration of robotics into modern automation workcells. Prerequisite: ELT 721 with a C or better or Instructor Approval.Loading...
ELT725Intro Flexible Manufacturing2This course introduces the student to aspects of a flexible manufacturing cell. Course will familiarize the student with cell software and hardware, and includes labs on cell components. Prerequisite: ELT 721 Corequisite: ELT 722 or Instructor Approval.Loading...
ELT728Motor and Power Electronics4An overview of industrial motor controls and industrial control electronics. Students will learn ladder diagrams to implement practical control systems. Student will learn power electronics used in industry.Loading...
ELT781Electro-Mechanical Systems2The basic theories, concepts and principles of such electro-mechanical devices as relays, contactors, and DC/AC motors will be covered, along with the basic principles of mechanical relationships: gears, pulleys, belt drives, wheel and axle, inclined plane, screw, wedge and levers. Pneumatic devices such as compressors, motors, valves and actuators are covered, along with basic sensors. Prerequisite: ELT 387, 388. Corequisite: ELT 782Loading...
ELT782Electro-Mechanical Systems Lab2Application of the basic theories, concepts and principles of electro-mechanical devices. Projects are applications of principles used in business machines, security systems, and medical electronics systems including construction of various examples of compound machines using wheel and axle, gears, levers and belt drives. Projects using basic sensors, pneumatic valves, cylinders and actuators will be constructed. Students will participate in a minimum of four, two-hour, job-shadowing experiences, which may take place outside of regular class time. Prerequisite: ELT 387, 388. Corequisite: ELT 781Loading...
ELT791Hydraulics and Pneumatics3The basic principles of fluid power and the operation and application of fluid power components are introduced. In the lab we will evaluate valves along with linear and rotary actuators. In addition, pneumatic position control servomechanisms are evaluated. Corequisite: ELT 792Loading...
ELT792Hydraulics and Pneumatics Lab2The basic principles of fluid power and the operation and application of fluid power components are introduced. In the lab we will evaluate valves along with linear and rotary actuators. Corequisite: ELT 791Loading...
ELT793Advanced Fluid Power3An advanced course that includes demonstrations of pressure-compensated pumps and valves. Electronic controls and monitoring of hydraulic systems, evaluating various fluids for hydraulic systems, describing and observing the operation of fluid power in various industrial/mobile situations will be covered. Prerequisite: ELT 791, ELT 792Loading...
ELT816Systems Troubleshooting2A study of electronic systems troubleshooting theory, methods and techniques. Prerequisites: ELT 474, 475. Corequisite: ELT 817Loading...
ELT817Systems Troubleshooting Lab3A hands-on experience troubleshooting and repairing a variety of electronic equipment, including copiers, security monitors and cameras, radio, television and satellite systems. Prerequisite: ELT 474, 475. Corequisite: ELT 816Loading...
ELT870Electronics Capstone Project3This course provides hands-on experience in a significant design project involving technological competence, open-ended problem-solving, teamwork, and both written and oral communication skills. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.Loading...
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ELT932Internship3A semi-structured experience in the student's chosen field working as an intern with a sponsoring organization. Students have the opportunity to network with professionals and employees in their field. Students will write a resume suitable for employment applications. Prerequisite: Instructor ApprovalLoading...
EMS105IA Law Enforcement Emerg Care1Designed to help Iowa Law Enforcement personnel gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be a competent, productive, and valuable member of the Emergency Medical Services team.Loading...
EMS214Emergency Medical Technician6This course is designed to educate students on how to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and noncritical patients who access the emergency medical system. EMT's possess the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. These skills include but are not limited to airway management, bleeding control, cervical spine stabilization, vehicle extrication techniques and vital sign assessment. EMT's function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight, and perform interventions with the basic-level emergency equipment. This course is the required entry-level EMS certification course designed to prepare students for advanced-level EMS courses. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED, American Red Cross BLS (Basic Life Support)Card or American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Card, 17 years of ageLoading...
EMS461Role of the Paramedic2The course covers Module I of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics and prepares students for their roles and responsibilities. The lab component includes review of EMT-Basic skills using skills checklists. Prerequisite: admission to the Paramedic Specialist programLoading...
EMS463Medical/Legal/Ethical Issues2The course covers Module I of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics and prepares students for their roles and responsibilities. Areas of medical, legal and ethical issues are covered, as well as promotion of injury prevention and how it pertains to the paramedic. The lab component includes review of the EMT-Basic skills using skills checklists. Prerequisite: EMS 460Loading...
EMS467Prin of Pathophysiology I7The course covers Module II of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics and prepares the students for their roles and responsibilities. General principles of anatomy and physiology, as well as pathophysiology, will be provided in a classroom setting. Human life span development and the role of Public Health in EMS will also be reviewed and discussed. Prerequisite: EMS 463Loading...
EMS468Prin of Pathophysiology II7The course covers Module II of the DOT National Standards Curriculum for EMT Paramedics and prepares students for their roles and responsibilities. General principles of pharmacology and medication administration will be provided in a classroom setting. Advanced airway management and IV therapy provide for physical and field assessment, clinical decision-making, documentation, and the assessment and management of emergencies seen by the EMS provider. Prerequisite: EMS 467Loading...
EMS471Patient Assessment4This course covers Module III of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. This course includes history-taking, techniques of physical examination, patient assessment and clinical decision-making. Students will learn to follow an accepted format for dissemination of patient information in verbal form, either in person or over the radio. Documentation of the essential elements of patient assessment, care and transport is covered. The lab component includes skills in history-taking, techniques of physical examination, patient assessment, clinical decision-making and communication. Prerequisite: EMS 468Loading...
EMS473Medical Emergencies7This course covers Module IV of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. Content includes the skills and knowledge necessary to assess and manage medical emergencies specifically for pulmonary, cardiac and neurological emergencies. This course includes techniques of physical examination on the medical patient, patient assessment and clinical decision-making. Documentation of the essential elements of patient assessment for the medical patient, care and transport is covered. The lab component includes skills in history-taking, techniques of physical examination, patient assessment, clinical decision-making and communication. Prerequisite: EMS 470Loading...
EMS476Trauma7This course covers Module IV of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. Students will predict the likelihood of injuries to the trauma patient based on mechanism of injury. Skills and management of soft tissue and burn injuries, as well as head, neck, chest and abdominal injuries are included. The lab component includes assessment and management of the patient with shock, hemorrhage, and spinal cord and musculoskeletal injury using the Paramedic skills checklist. Prerequisite: EMS 473Loading...
EMS480Special Considerations6This course covers Modules V & VI of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. Assessment and management of specific age groups-including neonatal, pediatric and gerontologic patients - is identified. Chronically ill patients - those who have been victims of abuse and culturally diverse patients - are addressed. The lab component will be the assessment and management of special situations, including resuscitation of infants and children. Students will assume the role of team leader while managing common medical emergencies. Paramedic skills checklists will be used to assist in completion of the course. Prerequisite: EMS 476Loading...
EMS483Operations4This course covers Modules VII and VIII of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. Guidelines for safe medical transport, general incident management, rescue and crime scene management will be covered. The lab component will include the principles of triage, rescue operations and hazardous materials incidents. Paramedic skills checklists will be used to assist in completion of the course. Prerequisite: EMS 480Loading...
ENG060College Preparatory Writing I3Introduces students to writing at the basic sentence and paragraph levels, including grammar, punctuation, spelling and editing techniques. Students then compose 3 - 4 essays. Preparation for ENG 061 and 105Loading...
ENG061College Preparatory Writing II3Prepares students for college-level writing while reviewing sentence and paragraph patterns, mechanics and essay development. Explores writing purposes, audience and editing based on assignment criteria. Students write 4 - 6 essays. For students who have taken ENG 060 or met course's objectives. Preparation for ENG 105.Loading...
ENG104Resources for Composition3This course provides a college-credit composition environment that stresses the resources and reinforces the skills necessary for negotiating college writing.Loading...
ENG105Composition I3Composition I introduces students to the college-level writing process through the construction and revision of a series of expository and persuasive essays. Students may also produce other writing appropriate to the academic and working world. Through exposure to a variety of college-level readings, the students will build critical reading skills, and students will be expected to respond to assigned readings in a variety of ways. The course introduces library and computer-based research strategies. Students will write and revise at least 4 essays and produce a minimum of 20 pages. Pre-requisite: Satisfactory writing skills.Loading...
ENG106Composition II3Composition II is a continuation of Composition I. Students will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate texts. Effective academic research is also emphasized. Assignments may include expository and persuasive writing appropriate to academic and professional contexts. Students will write and revise three or more essays, including a research-based argument, and produce a minimum of 20 pages of prose. Academic integrity is a key expectation of this course. Prerequisite: ENG 105Loading...
ENG108Comp II: Technical Writing3A study of technical/business communication with emphasis on writing in the workplace. Course material includes written and oral communication to a variety of audiences in different situations. There will be special focus on individual career goals. Prerequisite: ENG 105Loading...
ENG145Strategies for Composition2Designed to support student success, ENG 145 provides the resources and reinforces the skills necessary to negotiate college-level writing and reading. Students will be enrolled concurrently in ENG 105 while taking ENG 145. This course provides whole-class and individualized support for ongoing ENG 105 writing projects to improve student understanding and performance. Corequisite: ENG-105 and Pre-requisite: ENG 061 with a C or better; or ACT 16-18, COMPASS Reading 48-80 and Writing 54-69, ACCUPLACER Reading 59-72 and Sentence 74-81Loading...
ENG221Creative Writing3An introduction to the techniques of writing poetry and fiction. Students will read the works of professional writers and apply the principles of imaginative writing to their own work.Loading...
ENG225Creative Writing: Poetry3A course devoted to the advanced study and writing of poetry, emphasizing the development of poetic techniques and an expanded understanding of contemporary poets and their work.Loading...
ENG230Creative Writing: Fiction3A course devoted to the advanced study and writing of fiction, emphasizing the development of narrative techniques and an expanded understanding of contemporary fiction writers and their work.Loading...
ENG235Playwriting and Screenwriting3A course devoted to the advanced study and writing of stage-worthy plays and/or marketable screenplays emphasizing appropriate techniques of each dramatic form and an expanded understanding of contemporary practitioners.Loading...
ENV103Sustainable Living1This class provides an up-close-and-personal look at the sustainability movement. Develop an understanding of the environment you live in. Learn more about the role you can play in creating a sustainable lifestyle for yourself and your family at home, work and school.Loading...
ENV115Environmental Science3This course combines the basic principles of environmental science with ecology. Issues examined include environmental policy, sustainability, and biodiversity. Energy conservation, water resources, agriculture, climate change, and waste management are also emphasized.Loading...
ENV116Environmental Science Lab1This lab supplements discussion in ENV 115 Environmental Science. Lab includes laboratory and field work related to environmental science. Emphasis is placed on scientific methodology and investigation. Prerequisite: Enrollment in or prior completion of ENV 115 or equivalentLoading...
ENV145Conservation Biology4This course presents a broad overview of the patterns and processes influencing biodiversity on multiple scales, as well as practical approaches to resource management. We will examine issues causing loss of biodiversity, reserve design and management, ecological and population monitoring techniques and conservation approaches on varying levels. Prerequisite: ENV 115, 116Loading...
ENV160Restoring Plant Communities3Introduction to the restoration of native plant communities in Iowa. Identification of common native prairie, savanna, forest and wetland communities, common plants and animals. Identification of invasive plants. Field techniques for reestablishment and maintenance of native plant communities. Supervised field work at actual restoration sites. Prerequisite: ENV 115, 116, 138 or instructor permissionLoading...
ESL093High Inter ESL Listening/Conv3For intermediate-level students to improve the accuracy of their pronunciation and to develop the listening and speaking skills needed to communicate in diverse settings. Classroom activities are supplemented by individualized listening and pronunciation exercises. College preparatory courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.Loading...
ESL094Adv ESL Listen/Convers Skills3For advanced students to develop fluency in English and to improve the listening and conversation skills needed for careers and academic study. Classroom activities are supplemented by individualized listening and pronunciation exercises.Loading...
ESL095Communicative Grammar for ESL3This course provides non-native students of English with intensive practices in advanced English grammar. Prerequisite: Minimum scores on the TOEFL or Michigan TestLoading...
ESL096Read English as a 2nd Language3This course is designed for nonnative speakers of English. Reading comprehension skills are developed through vocabulary work, guided reading activities and discussion. Reading material is intellectually stimulating but not beyond the student's level of comprehension. Cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum scores on the TOEFL or Michigan TestLoading...
ESL097Intro to Writing Skills-ESL3This course introduces students to the mechanics of paragraph writing. It teachers rhetoric and sentences structure, using a step-by-step approach, high-interest modal, and varied practices. Students are guided through the writing process to produce well organized and adequately developed paragraphs and essays.Loading...
ESL103Advanced Academic ESL Grammar4This is an advanced-level academic English grammar course for students whose first language is not English. This course emphasizes the usage of systematic functional grammar through the practice of studying the complex grammatical structures used in authentic academic settings integrated with writing skills. This course addresses the linguistic and instructional needs of nonnative English-speaking students. It may be taken concurrently with carefully selected college courses. Prerequisite: 81 or above on ESL Test in ACCUPLACER.Loading...
ESL104Advanced Academic ESL Writing3This course develops academic writing skills for students whose first language is not English. The course emphasizes familiarizing students with writing academic essays. This course addresses the linguistic and instructional needs of non-native English-speaking students. It focuses on essay expansion and modification, the writing process and developing research skills. It may be taken concurrently with carefully selected college courses. Prerequisite: 81 or above on ESL Test in ACCUPLACER.Loading...
ESL107Advanced Academic ESL Reading3This course addresses academic needs of advanced non-native English language students by exposing them to engaging traditional and multicultural literary works to further immerse them in a scholarly environment. Through appreciation and interpretation of a culturally diverse range of fiction, poetry, and drama students relate their immigrant experiences to the literary world while working at an advanced level of academic English. Prerequisite: 81 or above on Reading ESL ACCUPLACER test.Loading...
ESL160ESL Multicultural Literature3This course addresses the academic needs of advanced nonnative English language students by exposing them to engaging traditional and multicultural literary works to further immerse them in a scholarly environment. Through appreciation and interpretation of a culturally diverse range of fiction, poetry, and drama, students relate their immigrant experiences to the literary world while working at an advanced level of academic English. Prerequisite: 84 or above on Reading ESL COMPASS testLoading...
FIN101Principles of Banking3This course surveys banking functions. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the diversified services offered by the banking industry today.Loading...
FIN121Personal Finance3This course emphasizes family financial planning including financial statements, budgeting, taxes, risk management and retirement.Loading...
FIN180Introduction to Investments3Provides basic information to familiarize students with various investments: securities, options, commodities, tax shelters and other investment alternatives. Topics include analyzing investment opportunities, review of risks and returns, averages and indexes and analyzing securities.Loading...
FIN214Stocks, Bonds and Investments1This course explores personal investment in financial assets. Investing in stocks, bonds and mutual funds is the focus of investigation. Concepts, techniques and strategies related to realizing financial goals with these types of assets are considered.Loading...
FIR111Principles Emergency Services4This course is a survey of the basic principles of firefighting as they relate to Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. Especially emphasized are the basic skills needed to become accredited as a Fire Fighter I based on the National Fire Protection Association Standard NFPA 1001. Corequisites: EMS 217, FIR 127Loading...
FIR112Principles Emergency Serv II4This course is a survey of the basic principles of firefighting as they relate to Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. Especially emphasized are the basic skills needed to become accredited as a Fire Fighter I and II based on the National Fire Protection Association Standard NFPA 1001. Prerequisites: FIR 111, FIR 127 with a C or better, EMS 217Loading...
FIR124Building Construction3This course provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations and operating at emergencies. Prerequisite: FIR 111Loading...
FIR127Fire Behavior and Combustion3This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread and are controlled. Corequisite: FIR 111. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EMS 217.Loading...
FIR129Hydraulics and Water Supply3This course provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection, and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems. Students will follow National Fire Protection Association Standard 1002 for pumper/operator certification. Course will allow student to take State of Iowa Pump Operator/Driver certification exam. Prerequisite: Demonstration of a competency in high school-level algebra or the equivalent. COMPASS Algebra score of 39 or higher or ACT Math score of 14 or higher or completion of MAT 063 with a grade of "C" or better or program chair approval. FIR 211Loading...
FIR138Principles of Fire Prevention3This course is a survey of the principles of fire prevention. Students will learn to interpret and apply complex fire prevention regulations. Course covers traditional regulatory aspects and functions associated with fire prevention, the fire code process, plan review, inspections and fire protection systems testing. The investigation process from the fire scene to the courtroom and state and federal agencies involved in fire investigation is also covered. Other topics are the importance of fire prevention records and recordkeeping, personnel and financial management. Prerequisite or Corequisite: FIR 127, 111Loading...
FIR145Strategy and Tactics3This course provides principles of fire ground control through the utilization of personnel, equipment and extinguishing agents. Prerequisite: FIR 111Loading...
FIR152Fire Protection Systems3An examination of devices and systems that support the fire service in the detection and suppression of fire. Prerequisite: FIR 127, FIR 111.Loading...
FIR158Fire Officer I3This course is designed to meet NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualities , for Fire Officer I. Throughout this course, students will participate in various classroom activities and exercises designed to reinforce the lectures. Topics will include the company officer’s role, effective communications, management of resources, leadership, personnel safety, fire prevention, and investigation and planning. Students will be required to complete a class project that will be due within 2 months after conclusion of the course. Prerequisite or Corequisite: FIR 335.Loading...
FIR160Fire Inspector I3This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of fire prevention and fire inspection efforts. Students will develop a basic understanding of fire prevention; administration of codes and standards; impact of fire behavior on buildings; building construction; fire detection and protection systems; identification and correct of hazards; and field inspections. Prerequisites: FIR 124, FIR 127, FIR 138, FIR 152Loading...
FIR211Principles Emergency Services6This course is a survey of the basic principles of firefighting as they relate to Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. Especially emphasized are the basic skills needed to become accredited as a Fire Fighter I based on the National Fire Protection Association Standard NFPA 1001. Certification requires successful completion of approximately 120 contact hours of Fire Fighter I Training , a Written Exam, a Practical (Skills Performance) Exam, and Local Documentation, all certified by a nationally recognized fire service accreditation agency. Corequisite: FIR 127. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EMS 217Loading...
FIR212Emergency Scene Management3Covers emergencies and incident command systems to maintain control in emergencies of fire suppression, mass casualty and hazardous materials. Information, logistics, press, finance and other areas are addressed in incident command system.Loading...
FIR213Principles Emergency Services5This course is a survey of the basic principles of firefighting as they relate to fire fighter professional qualifications. Especially emphasized are the basic skills needed to become accredited as a Fire Fighter I based on the National Fire Protection Association Standard NFPA 1001. Completion of this course satisfies Iowa State Firefighter I Certification.Loading...
FIR230Fire Behavior and Investigation3Course covers the behavior of fire in confined structures and the methods used to determine point of origin, cause and travel of fire within a structure.Loading...
FIR235Fire Investigation I3This course is intended to provide the student with fundamental and technical knowledge needed for proper fire science interpretations, including recognizing and conducting origin and cause, preservation of evidence and documentation, scene security, motives of fire setter and types of fire causes. Prerequisite: FIR 112, 127. Prerequisite or Corequisite: FIR 124.Loading...
FIR290Fire Fighter I Certification4This course is a survey of the basic principles of firefighting as they relate to firefighter professional qualifications. Especially emphasized are the basic skills needed to become accredited as a Fire Fighter I based on the National Fire Protection Association Standard NFPA 1001. Certification requires successful completion of approximately 120 contact hours of Fire Fighter I training, a written exam, a practical (skills performance) exam and local documentation, all certified by a nationally recognized fire service accreditation agency.Loading...
FIR291Fire Fighter II Certification3This course is a survey of the basic principles of firefighting as they relate to firefighter professional qualifications. Especially emphasized are the basic skills needed to become accredited as a Fire Fighter II based on the National Fire Protection Association Standard NFPA 1001. Completion of this course satisfies Iowa State Firefighter II certification. Prerequisite: FIR 211Loading...
FIR335Fire Instructor I3This course will focus on the presentation skills that new instructors need to deliver prepared lesson plans. Topics will include preparing to teach, developing presentation skills, using audiovisual equipment, and identifying lesson objectives, questions, tests, and evaluation instruments. Students will make three presentations during the course. This course follows the guidelines set out by National Fire Protection Association Standard 1041. Students will need to obtain a score of 70% or greater on the course final and final presentation for successful completion. Students will be able to take the State of Iowa Fire Instructor I certification exam after successful completion of the class.Loading...
FIR400Emergency Safety and Survival3This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services. This course also presents the specific requirements on the Candidates Physical Abilities Test (CPAT). A fitness exam will be given and exercise and nutrition program will be developed to meet each student's needs. Prerequisite: FIR 111Loading...
FLA141Elementary Arabic I4This course is an introduction to learning the Arabic language, with emphasis on acquiring basic skills in reading, writing and conversational communications. Thus, recognizing the Arabic alphabet will be strongly dealt with during the class as a basis for future Arabic classes.Loading...
FLA142Elementary Arabic II4Continue to acquire an elementary level of Arabic language skills of reading, writing, grammar and conversational communications. Reading and conversation will be emphasized. Prerequisite: FLA 141 or permission of instructorLoading...
FLA241Intermediate Arabic I4Continue to acquire a higher level of Arabic language skills of reading, writing, grammar and conversational communications. Writing, grammar and conversation will be emphasized. Prerequisite: FLA 142 or permission of instructorLoading...
FLA242Intermediate Arabic II4Continue to acquire a higher level of Arabic language skills of reading, writing, grammar and conversational communications. Writing, grammar and conversation will be emphasized within cultural context. Prerequisite: FLA 241 or permission of instructorLoading...
FLC141Elementary Chinese I4Development of the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. Grammar analysis, classroom conversational practice and some exploration of the Chinese culture.Loading...
FLC142Elementary Chinese II4Continued practice of the four basic skills and grammar analysis. Introduction of short prose selections with conversational emphasis. Prerequisite: FLC 141 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLC241Intermediate Chinese I4Review of essential grammatical construction emphasizing major areas of difficulty for English speakers. Use of Chinese cultural and literary materials to develop conversational skills. Prerequisite: FLC 142 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLC242Intermediate Chinese II4Continued review of grammatical constructions using Chinese cultural materials. Reading, writing and conversation will be emphasized in the context of cultural issues and current events. Prerequisite: FLC 241 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLF151Elementary French I5An introduction to the basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading and writing French. Grammar analysis, classroom conversational practice and some exploration of French culture.Loading...
FLF152Elementary French II5Continued practice of the four basic skills and grammar analysis. Introduction of short prose selections with conversational emphasis. Prerequisite: FLF 151 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLF241Intermediate French I4Review of essential grammatical constructions emphasizing major areas of difficulty for English speakers. Use of cultural and literary materials to develop conversational skills. Prerequisite: FLF 152 or permission of instructorLoading...
FLF242Intermediate French II4Continued review of grammatical constructions using cultural materials. Reading, writing and conversation will be emphasized in the context of cultural issues and current events. Prerequisite: FLF 242 or permission of instructorLoading...
FLG141Elementary German I4Development of the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing German. Grammar analysis, classroom conversational practice and some exploration of the German culture.Loading...
FLG142Elementary German II4Continued practice of the four basic skills and grammar analysis. Introduction of short prose selections with conversational emphasis. Prerequisite: FLG 141 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLG241Intermediate German I4Review of essential grammatical constructions emphasizing major areas of difficulty for English speakers. Use of German cultural and literary materials to develop conversational skills. Prerequisite: FLG 142 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLG242Intermediate German II4Continued review of grammatical constructions using German cultural materials. Reading, writing and conversation will be emphasized in the context of cultural issues and current permission. Prerequisite: FLG 241 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLI141Elementary Italian I4Development of the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing Italian. Grammar analysis, classroom conversational practice and some exploration of the Italian culture.Loading...
FLI142Elementary Italian II4Continued practice of the four basic skills and grammar analysis. Introduction of short prose selections with conversational emphasis. Prerequisite: FLI 141 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLI241Intermediate Italian I4Review of essential grammatical constructions emphasizing major areas of difficulty for English speakers. Use of Italian cultural and literary materials to develop conversational skills. Prerequisite: FLI 142 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLI242Intermediate Italian II4Continued review of grammatical constructions using Italian cultural materials. Reading, writing and conversation will be emphasized in the context of cultural issues and current events. Prerequisite: FLI 241 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLJ141Elementary Japanese I4Development of the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing Japanese. Grammar analysis, classroom conversational practice and some exploration of the Japanese culture.Loading...
FLJ142Elementary Japanese II4Continued practice of the four basic skills and grammar analysis. Introduction of short prose selections with conversational emphasis. Prerequisite: FLJ 141 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLJ241Intermediate Japanese I4Review of essential grammatical constructions emphasizing major areas of difficulty for English speakers. Use of Japanese cultural and literary materials to develop conversational skills. Prerequisite: FLJ 142 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLJ242Intermediate Japanese II4Continued review of grammatical constructions using Japanese cultural materials. Reading, writing and conversation will be emphasized in the context of cultural issues and current events. Prerequisite: FLJ 241 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLS151Elementary Spanish I5This course addresses the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The language is based on themes of everyday life. Speech will be modeled by instructors who will monitor and correct for pronunciation and accent. Students will be asked to engage in simple conversations on a controlled basis using the themes presented in the curriculum. Much class time is spent practicing speech. Students will also be expected to use software available with texts to hone listening and speaking skills.Loading...
FLS152Elementary Spanish II5Emphasis is on the understanding and production of oral and written Spanish presented in culturally appropriate settings. The language learned is based on themes of everyday life. Students will be asked to engage in more complex conversations using the themes presented in the curriculum. Speech will be monitored for pronunciation and accent. Much class time is devoted to practicing speech. Students will also be expected to use the software accompanying the text to hone listening and speaking skills. Prerequisite: FLS 151 or instructor permissionLoading...
FLS181Spanish for Heritage Spkrs I4This course is designed to address the needs of Hispanic/Latino students who can communicate in Spanish but need to develop their reading, writing and speaking skills in a more accelerated environment than a traditional Spanish course. It will provide students the grammatical tools they need to write effectively with respect to register of language. Students become more familiar with accentuation rules and develop improved spelling skills through grammar drills and directed composition. Prerequisite: Instructor permissionLoading...
FLS241Intermediate Spanish I4Review of essential grammatical constructions emphasizing major areas of difficulty for English speakers. Use of Hispanic cultural and literary materials to develop conversational skills. Prerequisite: FLS 152 or instructor's permissionLoading...
FLS242Intermediate Spanish II4Having studied most of the grammar in previous courses, time will be spent reviewing the more difficult and troublesome concepts including a continuation of the study of the subjunctive mood. Comprehensible input now includes more extensive readings in Spanish literature, newspapers, websites or other print, as well as visual media. While serving to increase vocabulary and knowledge of grammar, they also serve as a source of cultural information. Prerequisite: FLS 241 or instructor's permissionLoading...
FLS281Spanish for Heritage Spkrs II4This course is the continuation of FLS 181 and is intended for students who can communicate in Spanish, but need to further develop reading, writing and speaking skills in a more accelerated environment than a traditional Spanish course. It provides further practice of writing and speaking with respect to language register. This course further develops the Spanish speaker's skills in intermediate reading and writing through a series of more extensive readings, grammar drills and directed compositions, and continues study of more formal Spanish. Prerequisite: FLS 181 or FLS 152 or permission of instructorLoading...
GEO111Intro to Geography3This course utilizes the basic concepts of cultural geography (area, landscape, ecology, diffusion and integration) in a systematic examination of the contemporary world. The course is intended to provide an elementary acquaintance with the field of geography.Loading...
GEO124Reg Geog of the NonWest World3This course systematically surveys the peoples, cultures, resources and problems of the cultural realms commonly designated as the Third World (Latin America, Black Africa, the Islamic World, India and China).Loading...
GEO125Regional Geog of the Dev World3This course systematically surveys the peoples, cultures, resources and problems of the cultural realms commonly designated as the Developed World (Anglo-America, Europe, Russia, Japan and Australia).Loading...
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GLS199Japan: The Changing Tradition2Focuses on the history and changing cultural traditions of Japan's modern era and the brief period during which Japan has developed its own distinctive urbanized, industrialized and democratic society.Loading...
GLS200Country Study3Course is a single and specific study of a selected country, its culture and people in respect to historical, geographic economic, political and societal development. The country study course offering is dependent upon instructor selection and student interest. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits provided that each study is of a different country.Loading...
GLS210International Year Seminar3The International Year Seminar is a team-taught, interdisciplinary course focusing on the designated country and includes a survey of many of the elements of culture: history, politics, economics and ethnicities, as well as the products of that culture including language, art, architecture, literature, film, performing arts, cuisine and music. This course is repeatable up to 6 credits. Prerequisite: A 3.5 GPA or higher, with a minimum of 12 hours or instructor approvalLoading...
GLS220The Middle East and Islam3This course surveys the civilization of the Middle East from Muhammad and Islam to the Islamic caliphate and civilization, Ottomans, modernism, Western empires, Arab-Israeli conflict, contemporary Islamic revival, instability and terrorism, Muslim diaspora and the strategic importance of the Middle East to the United States and world economy.Loading...
GLS230Latin America3This course examines the varied history, diverse peoples and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean beginning with the geography, pre-Columbian peoples, the European intrusion, colonial societies, independence, modernization, American influence, economic, political, cultural and social developments in the recent past and the present.Loading...
GLS235Intro to International Studies3This course provides an introduction to international issues and globalization from the perspective of different continents and countries. The course will cover basic historical, geographical, political, cultural, economic, health, human rights, gender and ethnic communities around the world.Loading...
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GRD301Intro to Desktop Publishing3Find out for yourself if the Mac does what a PC does, only better! This course uses the world's most advanced operating system to introduce you to a suite of graphic design industry standard software. Learn basic digital illustration, imaging and page layout techniques in a state-of-the-art Macintosh computer lab.Loading...
GRD305Screen Printing Methods3Students will explore the screen printing industry, develop skills and expand their knowledge by working to complete various hands-on printed projects. This course involves lecture and hands-on lab work in the areas of screen preparation, printing, finishing, and specialty images.Loading...
GRD403Communication Design I3Learn fundamental design elements and principles. Explore how to ignite your creative spark! Study color theory and learn how to follow the design process to visually communicate an idea or message to a target audience. Prerequisite: GRD 415 and GRD 459, or instructor approvalLoading...
GRD404Typography II3Advanced exploration in the application and theory of typographic principles. Students strengthen skills in systems, typographically expressive layouts and using typographic relationships by creating a dynamic grid hierarchy to organize information. Students will be expected to conceptualize and execute a variety of typographic solutions across media platforms. Prerequisite: GRD 405Loading...
GRD405Typography I3This course explores the history, structure and fundamental principles of typography as it relates to graphic design. Topics include typeface identification, study of typeface design, designing with type and typographic grid systems. Students build skills with the basic elements of typography. Prerequisite: GRD 415 and GRD 459, or instructor approvalLoading...
GRD408Intro to Rich Media2A recommended overview class for all Rich Media and Animation courses. This course explores the history, structure, terminology, and fundamental visual communication principles as they relate to the Rich Media and Animation industry. Research, participation, and creativity are encouraged throughout various lectures, exercises, and student activities.Loading...
GRD410Illustration I3Expand and refine your creative drawing skills using traditional materials and the leading digital painting software, Corel Painter. Digital painting allows you to experiment with the creative possibilities of a wide range of art tools - felt pens, ink, charcoal, chalk, airbrush, watercolors, acrylics and oils - quickly and affordably. The skills learned will apply to a wide range of Graphic Design applications as you use industry-relevant media, techniques and software.Loading...
GRD411Communication Design II3Use the fundamental principles and elements learned in Communication Design I as a guide to make effective design decisions. Learn how to combine images, color and type to create high-impact layouts. This course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving. Students will not receive credit for both WDV 151 and GRD 411. Prerequisite: GRD 403Loading...
GRD414Illustration II3Unleash your creativity with a complete digital art studio: Corel Painter software and a pressure-sensitive graphics tablet. Unlimited undos allow you to experiment quickly and affordably with the creative possibilities made possible by a wide range of art tools: felt pens, ink, charcoal, chalk, airbrush, watercolors, acrylics and oils. The skills learned will apply to a wide range of Graphic Design and fine art applications as you use industry-relevant media, techniques and software. Prerequisite: GRD 410 or permission of instructorLoading...
GRD415InDesign I3This course combines basic desktop publishing skills with the specifics of how to use Adobe InDesign to create visual communications. You will learn page layout tools as you are introduced to the software interface. This course teaches the fundamentals, basic commands and procedures used to create professional documents.Loading...
GRD419Lettering and Sign Art2The study of traditional letter forms, typography, hand lettering skills and design principles for the production of posters, signs, logos and other graphic images.Loading...
GRD421Internship Preparation3Are you the best candidate for the job? Learn how to prepare for a successful interview that will land you the graphic design internship job you want. Plan an effective job search strategy by developing the right materials: a resume, cover letter and portfolio. This course will identify real-world workplace behavior and expectations.Loading...
GRD424Graphic Design Internship3Internship is an opportunity to work in a Graphic Design environment under the guidance of a design professional. In this course, you'll work toward securing an internship that will provide you with the experiences you need to succeed in your career. Prerequisite: instructor approvalLoading...
GRD426Communication Design III3Combine creativity with critical thinking skills to design expressive, compelling and thought-provoking graphic design solutions. Analyze creative briefs and learn to collaborate with others to solve visual communication design challenges. Prerequisite: GRD 411.Loading...
GRD430InDesign II3Adobe InDesign is the page layout application of choice for many designers. It contains a host of advanced layout features not found in any other application. Now you can centralize your workflow by integrating seamlessly with the other Adobe applications. In this course you will learn about advanced application features necessary to the design professional. Prerequisite: GRD 415Loading...
GRD432Intro to Digital Publishing3This hands-on course is an introduction to Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and other electronic publishing methods. Students use Adobe InDesign to produce electronic publications such as PDF, ePubs and DPS interactive documents. Prerequisites: GRD 415, GRD 430, and WDV 101; or instructor approvalLoading...
GRD437Communication Design IV3Blend creativity and technology with advanced level problem-solving and research strategies to create effective multichannel design solutions. Prerequisite: GRD 426, 430, 471.Loading...
GRD439Digital Asset Production3Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to create digital assets for use in rich media and animation content. Explore the essential tools, processes, and functions to create vector and raster art.Loading...
GRD448Airbrush I3The airbrush is a versatile tool, making it easy to paint images for graphic design illustration. In this beginning class you will learn the skills needed to paint airbrush illustrations. This will include proper care for your equipment, drawing and painting skills like freehand, masking and stencil techniques while using a dual action airbrush.Loading...
GRD450Airbrush II3Continue your study of the airbrush as a tool used to create illustrations for graphic design. In this intermediate class you will build on skills learned in Airbrush I by adding advanced techniques in painting and rendering. This class will include learning how to paint projects like portraits in black, white and color, rendering vehicles and rendering fur or hair on mammals. Prerequisite: GRD 448Loading...
GRD452Airbrush III3Create custom automotive illustrations as you continue your study of the airbrush. In this advanced class you will build on skills learned in Airbrush I and II. This class will add techniques of painting and rendering on metal surfaces. You will learn how to paint special effects such as flames, fire and graphics. Prerequisite: GRD 450Loading...
GRD453Illustration for Animation3An overview into the important foundation that drawing plays in the field of animation. Learn how light and shadow affect form and depth. Practice techniques to construct believable and consistent forms. Study motion, and create illustrations that visually communicate ideas and motion. Prerequisite: GRD 410.Loading...
GRD4552D Animation3In this course, students will learn traditional 2d animation techniques to produce various hand-drawn motion sequences. Students will apply The Animation Principles and produce multiple skill-based projects, before creating a final, animated capstone piece. Prerequisite: GRD 453.Loading...
GRD459Illustrator3Explore Adobe Illustrator's extensive toolbox and menu commands in a state-of-the-art Macintosh computer lab. Experiment with explosive color while discovering a variety of techniques using Illustrator's powerful drawing tools.Loading...
GRD462Computer Graphics II3Students will learn the tools and workflow necessary to create a website from the initial visual design and user interface to going live on the web. Students will use industry-standard software to create web pages, optimize images and generate HTML and JavaScript. This course includes instruction and practice creating media-rich animation and web pages with Macromedia Flash. Prerequisite: Permission of instructorLoading...
GRD463Photoshop3Adobe Photoshop is the ultimate playground for bringing out the best in your digital images and transforming them into anything you can imagine. Gain a solid foundation of basic functions to create and enhance visually dynamic images in a state-of-the-art Macintosh computer lab.Loading...
GRD464Digital Artistry3Learn the hottest tips, tricks and techniques to create eye-catching digital illustrations by combining the best of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Use advanced level methods to create stellar artwork that will leave others saying "WOW!" Prerequisite: GRD 459, 463Loading...
GRD4653D Modeling and Texturing3During this course, students will learn various advanced software techniques and pipelines to create, model, and texture organic (character) 3d models. Prerequisite: GRD 439 , Prerequisite: GRD 483.Loading...
GRD467After Effects Motion Graphics3During this course, students will learn fundamental techniques for creating motion graphic animations using Adobe After Effects. Through demonstrations, exercises, and projects, students will learn software techniques and processes while creating motion graphic animations. Prerequisite: GRD 439.Loading...
GRD470Interactive Media I3Learn a professional workflow using Fireworks, Flash and Dreamweaver to create a website from the initial visual design to going live on the web. Going beyond just teaching software, this course focuses on the workflow and the skills needed in each software package to get your site up and running on the web. Prerequisite: GRD 463 or instructor permissionLoading...
GRD471Interactive Media II3Interactive Media II aligns with the Adobe Digital Design: Foundations of Web Design curriculum and is the second of two semesters. A personal capstone project is created, allowing students to refine key communication skills in design, communication, project management and web technology using Adobe Flash, Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Prerequisite: GRD 470Loading...
GRD475After Effects Compositing3During this course students will learn advance techniques for creating graphic images animating with Adobe After Effects. Students will also make specific procedural textures for building complex mapping materials for 3d programs. Prerequisite: GRD 473.Loading...
GRD477Storyboarding and Scriptwriting3Students will learn the skills needed to translate simple and complex ideas into narrative visual sequences executed through drawing, motion, and/or animated media. Students will also examine story development to create meaningful plots, characters, and scripts for various media types.Loading...
GRD479Digital Audio3In this course, students will learn a fundamental overview of audio equipment and software. Through demonstrations, exercises, and projects, students will create audio assets while learning various audio processes and procedures.Loading...
GRD483Intro to Autodesk 3dsMax3A fundamental overview of the 3d software commonly used in the visual entertainment industry. Through demonstrations, exercises and projects, students will learn software techniques and pipelines while creating various 3d assets.Loading...
GRD484Premiere/Video Editing I3A fundamental overview of the practices and software commonly used in the video editing industry. Through demonstrations, exercises and projects, students will learn editing and software techniques while creating various video assets.Loading...
GRD485Animation 13Students will explore the History of Animation, examine the Animator's various responsibilities in production, and evaluate common production terms. Students will learn and demonstrate an understanding of the Principles of Animation through 2d and 3d animation studies and exercises. Prerequisites: GRD 483.Loading...
GRD487Animation 23Focus on Character Animation. Students will examine body mechanics, keyframing techniques, and further apply the Principles of Animation to craft emotional animation performances. Prerequisite: GRD 485.Loading...
GRD488Intro to Cinema 4D3Overview course of Maxon?s Cinema 4D software, a 3d application used within the motion-graphics and animation industry. This course will focus on the fundamental knowledge needed to create assets for motion-graphic animations. Through demonstrations, exercises, and projects, students will learn software techniques and technical pipelines while creating various 3d and animation assets. Prerequisite: GRD 467 , Prerequisite: GRD 485.Loading...
GRD489Capstone Group Project3Students will work closely together as a team to produce a short, high-quality 3D animation piece. The team will collaborate together, developing the story’s idea, characters, script, audio, visual design, and final animation piece. This course exposes students to a collaborative team environment while mirroring an industry production team, and generating high-quality visual assets. Prerequisite: GRD 487.Loading...
GRD490Intro to Autodesk Maya Anim3An overview course Autodesk Maya, with a specialized focus on the fundamental knowledge needed to create character animations. Application of the Animation Principles will be applied to a character development workflow. Prerequisite: GRD 487.Loading...
GRD491Demo Reel Production3Throughout the course, students will develop a short story, create assets for their graduation demo-reel. Following a production pipeline, students will develop, present, and refine their ideas, render storyboards and animatics, design and create 3d models and sets, and prepare assets for animation. Prerequisite: GRD 487.Loading...
GRD492Animation Demo Reel Prod6Throughout the course, students will develop a short story, create assets for their graduation demo-reel. Following a production pipeline, students will develop, present, and refine their ideas, render storyboards and animatics, design and create 3d models and sets, and prepare assets for animation. Prerequisite: GRD 487.Loading...
GRD494Animation Capstone5Students will work closely together as a team to produce a short, high-quality 3D animation piece. The team will collaborate together, developing the story?s idea, characters, script, audio, visual design, and final animation piece. This course exposes students to a collaborative team environment while mirroring an industry production team, and generating high-quality visual assets. Prerequisite: GRD 487.Loading...
GRD900Field Studies Graphic Design5This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to experience the fields of graphic design both inside and outside of a typical classroom setting. Students will learn software skills, photo editing, illustration and page layout, used in the industry. Students will then apply principles and elements of effective graphic design in an industry setting.Loading...
GRT400Intro to Printing Methods4An introduction to a variety of printing methods. Students will explore the vast array of print production methods and work hands-on with the instructor to complete various printed projects. This course involves lecture and hands-on lab work in the areas of press-room operations, offset lithography, screen printing and digital printing. Bindery and finishing methods will also be covered.Loading...
GRT403Production Methods2A continuation of introduction to printing methods, students will learn production methods of multi-color, multi-panel products for screen, offset, digital printing, and flexography.Loading...
GRT404Intro to Visual Communications2Immerse yourself in the dynamic Visual Communications industry. Students will explore various industry fields and career opportunities, orient themselves with the Macintosh computer and Adobe applications environments, learn the basics of color as it applies to graphics projects, and gain knowledge in the legal issues specific to the visual communications industry.Loading...
GRT409Project Planning and Management3A planning and management course specifically for print communications. Cost estimating, ordering, inventory, quality control, job scheduling and management will be covered. Prerequisite: GRT 400, 403 or instructor approvalLoading...
GRT415Digital Imaging I4Students will learn digital image capture, including use of a professional-grade digital camera. Students will then use Adobe Photoshop to adjust and prepare images for professional print production and other media. Throughout this course, students will learn the principles of digital imaging, including image adjustment tools, color science and color management. Prerequisite: GRT 406Loading...
GRT420Advanced Printing Methods4A specialization course in offset lithography. The student will do advanced work in two, three and process color printing. This class will also cover all bindery operation from folding, cutting and stitching. Prerequisites: GRT 400, 403Loading...
GRT424Digital Imaging II4This course is an advanced digital imaging course for students pursuing a digital publishing emphasis in the Graphic Technologies program or the Digital Publishing certificate. Students will work primarily in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to develop advanced digital imaging skills for print and web. Color management and digital image correction will be emphasized. Prerequisite: GRD 463Loading...
GRT426Digital Publishing III4This course is an advanced desktop publishing course for students pursuing a digital publishing emphasis in the Graphic Technologies program or the Digital Publishing certificate. Students will work primarily in Adobe InDesign to develop advanced skills in layout, text formatting and digital production for print and web. Prerequisite: GRD 415, 430Loading...
GRT427Specialty Printing Methods4A course in specialty printing focusing on flexography and screen printing. The student will work in a lab environment to complete multiple-color printed projects, advancing their skills in both printing technologies. Prerequisite: GRT 400, 401, 409, 410Loading...
GRT430Emerging Technologies3This course explores advanced and emerging technologies in the graphic communications industry. Students will be exposed to equipment and software applications that are new to the industry and learn new publishing techniques from hands-on projects. Topics include interactive projects, color management, PDF workflow, variable data publishing and multichannel marketing. Prerequisite: Completion of terms 1, 2 and 3 of the Graphic Technologies program or instructor approvalLoading...
GRT433InDesign III3This advanced course in Adobe InDesign goes beyond the basics of desktop publishing. Students expand their skills to produce complex documents for commercial print and interactive documents for e-publishing. Students will learn to apply XML data to multiple documents, apply database variables and study collaborative workflow techniques. Prerequisite: GRD 415, GRD 430 or instructor permissionLoading...
GRT453Printing Methods Capstone4This is the final course for students pursuing an emphasis in printing technologies in the Graphic Technologies AAS degree program. Students work collaboratively to produce a capstone project, utilizing their skills developed in previous courses. In conjunction, students enter completed projects in a statewide professional competition and prepare both hard-copy and digital portfolios. Prerequisite: Completion of the Visual Communications diploma and Term 4 of the Graphic Technologies programLoading...
GRT455Digital Publishing Capstone4This is the final course for students pursuing an emphasis in digital publishing in the Graphic Technologies AAS degree program. Students work collaboratively to produce a capstone project, utilizing their skills developed in previous courses. In conjunction, students enter completed projects in a statewide professional competition and prepare both hard-copy and digital portfolios. Prerequisite: Completion of the Visual Communications diploma and Term 4 of the Graphic Technologies programLoading...
GRT466Digital Imaging for Print3This course is an advanced Adobe Photoshop course that trains students for a career in professional digital image adjustment. Color management and digital image correction for various mediums in print production will be emphasized. Prerequisite: GRD 463Loading...
GRT932Internship3On-the-job training for Graphic Technologies students. Included is a weekly seminar for the exchange of information review and evaluation. Prerequisite: Completion of the Visual Communications diploma and Term 4 of the Graphic Technologies programLoading...
HCM100Sanitation and Safety2Principles and methods of sanitation safety and equipment. Equipment selection and facilities planning. Also includes preventive maintenance.Loading...
HCM104Sanitation and Equipment Lab1The lab consists of sanitation practices. The student will carry out the practice of table service for international cuisine dinners and apply sanitation measures. (This course is Pass/Fail.)Loading...
HCM110Baking (lab)2This course offers instruction in baking fundamentals and procedures as applied to bread, rolls, cakes, pastries and cake decorating. Practical experience in sanitation, safety and the use of large equipment is also emphasized. Prerequisite: HCM 143, 144 or instructor permissionLoading...
HCM124Advanced Baking2Advanced principles and procedures of producing baked goods, decorative work and display pieces. Prerequisite: HCM 110, 270Loading...
HCM143Food Preparation I3Introduces the student to the scientific principles used in food preparation. Involves preparation procedures and techniques to be used with fruits, vegetables, starch products, cheese, eggs, meat, poultry and fish. Establishes criteria needed to produce a standard product. Corequisite: HCM 144Loading...
HCM144Food Preparation I Lab3Preparation of small servings of salads, starch, cheese, egg, meat, poultry and fish products using the techniques studied in lecture. Oral and written evaluation of each product. Corequisite: HCM 143Loading...
HCM152Food Preparation II2The study of the principles and procedures of quantity food production as they apply to salads, soups, vegetables, entrees and desserts. Emphasis on organization and recipe standardization. Prerequisite: HCM 143, 144. Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCM 153.Loading...
HCM153Food Preparation II Lab2The production of quick breads, desserts, salads, vegetables, soups and main entrees to be sold to the public. Time is spent on an individual recipe production project. Prerequisite: HCM 143, 144. Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCM 152.Loading...
HCM167Culinary Skills Development3Students produce and serve meals for the public in an actual restaurant experience. Emphasis is on the various management functions required to serve quality foods efficiently and intermediate culinary preparation techniques. Prerequisite: HCM 152, 153Loading...
HCM168Advanced Culinary Cuisine2Discussion of the more intricate and difficult cooking principles and techniques of classical cuisine, along with planning for advanced culinary cuisine. Prerequisite: HCM 167. Corequisite: HCM 170Loading...
HCM169Culinary Cuisine Lab4Preparation of intricate and difficult classical cuisine dishes. Students will rotate through the cooking stations of the traditional brigade kitchen and then prepare food for service to the public. A la carte preparation is emphasized. Prerequisite: HCM 167. Corequisite: HCM 168Loading...
HCM170Culinary Cuisine Lab3Preparation of intricate and difficult classical cuisine dishes. Students will rotate through the cooking stations of the traditional brigade kitchen and then prepare food for service to the public. A la carte preparation is emphasized. Pre-requisite: HCM-167 , Co-requisite: HCM-168Loading...
HCM172International Cuisine (lab)3Application of gourmet cooking through actual quantity preparation of eight-course international dinners. Four evening gourmet dinners will be prepared and served during the semester. Prerequisite: HCM 152, 153. Corequisite: HCM 173Loading...
HCM173International Cuisine2Students research and plan international dinners. Emphasis is on menu and production planning for eight-course gourmet dinners. The lecture will also focus on the pronunciation and definition of French terms. Prerequisite: HCM 152, 153. Corequisite: HCM 172Loading...
HCM175International Cuisine Lab II3Application of gourmet cooking through actual quantity preparation of eight-course international dinners. Four evening gourmet dinners will be prepared and served during the semester. Prerequisite: HCM 172, 173Loading...
HCM200Dining Room Service2A dining room service course in an actual restaurant experience with emphasis on using sound management techniques and quality customer service.Loading...
HCM210Dining Management2Students will plan menus and meal service in actual restaurant experience. Emphasis is on using sound management techniques for producing high-quality food and service to the public. Prerequisite: HCM 152, 153Loading...
HCM215Fine Dining Experience 2 Lab2This course will provide the student with experience in advanced table side service from a fine dining perspective. The legal aspects of beverage service. Pairing foods and beverages. Students should be aware that several lab hours are outside the regular academic day.Loading...
HCM231Nutrition2An overview of nutrition-related topics including the psychology of eating and evaluation of food intake.Loading...
HCM240Menu Planning and Design2This course applies the principles of menu planning and layout to the development of menus for a variety of types of facilities and service.Loading...
HCM250Purchasing2Principles and methods of food purchasing with emphasis on specifications and grading of various food products. Includes financial procedures and controls used in the food service industry.Loading...
HCM270Garde Manger2Application of techniques used in preparation of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, decorative food displays and ice carvings. Emphasis is placed on aspics, galantines and buffet presentations. Prerequisite: HCM 143, 144Loading...
HCM300Beverage Management2This course will familiarize the student with all aspects of beverage service including wine and alcohol laws. The basic mechanics of beverage preparation, sales and promotion will be covered.Loading...
HCM320Intro to Hospitality Industry2Course introduces students to the broad world of hospitality while preparing them for careers in the field. Discussed will be three primary areas of hospitality - food and beverage, lodging and tourism, along with an introduction to business basics.Loading...
HCM510Work Experience3An approved program of experience in one of the many hospitality areas: restaurant, hospital, club, school food service, hotel or motel. (This course is Pass/Fail.)Loading...
HCM550Food and Wine Seminar3This introductory course involves flavor profiles of both food and wine with a focus on culinary principles. This course is not for Culinary Arts/Hospitality Careers majors.Loading...
HCM600Intro to Lodging Operations2An in-depth look at the management and operations of key services within hotel properties. Included are guest services, housekeeping, maintenance and security. Course will examine the intricacies of these services from a management perspective.Loading...
HCM604Hotel Service Internship5An approved program of work experience in one of the many hotel/motel properties in the area. Prerequisite: HCM 320. Corequisite: HCM 600Loading...
HCM605Hotel Administration2A management course that introduces the student to advanced studies of property management, catering, sales, legal aspects, security and maintenance of all departments of the hotel.Loading...
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HCR253Residential Heating and AC5Residential heating and cooling basics. Study of installation and service procedures through class and lab practices. Prerequisite: HCR 307Loading...
HCR256Applied Heating and AC5The application of heating and air conditioning units as related to residential systems and controls. This course covers application, installation and troubleshooting of heating, air conditioning and heat pump units. This course covers Manual "J" residential heat loss/gain calculations and equipment selection. Prerequisite: HCR 253Loading...
HCR260HVAC Trade Skills I3This course covers all types of soldering and brazing used in the heating, air conditioning refrigeration industry.Loading...
HCR270Advanced Heating and AC5This course covers installation, advanced troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing of geo-thermal heat pumps, gas, fuel oil and electric heating systems. Prerequisite: HCR 256Loading...
HCR290Commercial HVAC/Refrigeration5Course covers basic commercial refrigeration systems, components and their use, applications, methods of installation, maintenance, diagnosis and repairs. Prerequisite: HCR 270, 506Loading...
HCR307Fundamentals of Refrigeration5This course covers the principles of refrigeration, domestic systems and equipment.Loading...
HCR404Electricity5A study of basic electricity principles: Ohm's law, series and parallel circuits as applied to HVAC and refrigeration. Course also includes hands-on practice with training boards in the lab.Loading...
HCR440Electrical Controls and Circuits5The application of motor control circuits used in industrial application, in particular in the HVAC/R field. These applications include contactors, starters, starting relays, interlocks, relays, thermostats, split phase, shaded pole, capacitor start motors and three-phase motors. Prerequisite: HCR 404Loading...
HCR506Air Distribution3Involves the study of fans, blowers and dampers, the design of duct systems for proper air delivery and final system balancing. Includes lab practice. Prerequisite: HCR 256Loading...
HCR515Sheet Metal Fabrication3This course covers all types of sheet metal fabrications pertaining to the HVAC profession. Prerequisite: HCR 260Loading...
HCR717Blueprint Reading3A study of blueprint reading related to the HVAC/R trade. Drafting symbols and terminology will be covered, along with the skills needed to make simple scaled drawings.Loading...
HCR803Environmental Controls5This course offers a basic understanding of building environmental and energy management systems, along with computerized (DDC), pneumatic and electro-mechanical controls. Prerequisite: HCR 307, 440, 506. Corequisite: HCR 290Loading...
HCR840Computer Load Calculations2Course is designed to deliver instruction in the area of heating/cooling load calculations, air flow and air supply/return layout. Extensive use of computers and CAD systems will be incorporated to enhance student productivity. Prerequisite: HCR 506Loading...
HCR932Internship4On-the-job training for Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration program students. Prerequisite: HCR 253, 440 and 515. Students must have a 2.0 grade point average or better in the HACR Technology program and a valid driver's license.Loading...
HIS112West Civ: Ancient to Early Mod4The student surveys the great civilizations from Greece and Rome, through the rise of Christianity, to Europe in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation, the modern state, the new science and the secular outlook, parliamentary government in England and political absolutism in France and Eastern Europe.Loading...
HIS113West Civ: Early Modern to Pres4Survey of political, economic, social and intellectual developments from the 18th century to the present. Enlightenment, revolutions and reactions, national unifications, national rivalries, world wars and post-war developments.Loading...
HIS150U.S. History to 18774A survey of main themes of American history from 1492 to 1877 with emphasis on the political, social, economic, religious and intellectual aspects of the presettlement, Colonial, Revolutionary, Antebellum Civil War and Reconstruction eras.Loading...
HIS153U.S. History since 18774A survey of main themes of American history from 1877 to the present with emphasis on political, social, economic, religious and intellectual aspects of the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, WWI, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, WWII and post-WWII Era.Loading...
HIS201Iowa History3A broad survey of Iowa history from Indian cultures and pioneer farming through modern agriculture, gradual social changes and long-term political trends.Loading...
HIS211Modern Asian History3This introductory course on modern Asian history explores the history of East and Southeast Asia from 1700 to the present. Students will cover a broad overview of history including geography, culture, economics, politics, modernization, Western intervention and social and political transformation. This will demonstrate East and Southeast Asia's modern transformations and importance today.Loading...
HIS216History of Modern Russia4Students survey the history of Russia from the reign of Nicholas (II) Romanov through the presidency of Dmitry Medvedev. Students will study political change from absolutist to parliamentary, the rise of the Communist Party, the struggle for control of the Communist Party, the harsh rule of Stalin, the impact of WWII, post-WWII international influence of the Soviet Union, Soviet Union's involvement with Iowa, downfall of the Soviet Union and the rise of post-Communist Party Russia.Loading...
HIS249StudyAbroad:BritLife and Culture3This course is a survey of British Life and Culture, limited to students in the London Study Abroad Program. Taught by various professional guest lecturers, this course examines various historical, geographic, political, economic and social contexts. Students will compare and contrast conditions and lifestyles of different time periods while undertaking related visits in London and throughout Britain. Course assignments, determined by the DMACC faculty member, will focus on major historical themes and ideas as expressed in the history and culture of Great Britain. Students may not receive credit for both HIS 249 and HUM 249.Loading...
HIS257African-American History3A survey of the history of the African-American community with emphasis on the role of individuals, institutions and ideas in the development of the community from its origins in West Africa to the present.Loading...
HIS266The Civil War3The Civil War was a formative event in America’s history. This course examines the central causes that led to secession and a detailed examination of the conflict and the immediate aftermath of the war from a social, military, political, and economic perspective.Loading...
HIS280Family History Research3The student will learn to use various resources and methods in researching, specifically, family history and genealogy. These would include, but not be limited to, census records, various legal documents, obituaries, cemetery lists, family Bibles, diaries, city directories, local histories, immigration records, military records, photographs, etc.Loading...
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HIT120Pharmacology for HIT1This course provides an introduction to common medication, medication therapies and drug effects relevant to the subject of health information technology. Students will learn the basics of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing), the role of health information technology in drug safety and the current pharmacology environment in the U.S.Loading...
HIT125Essentials of Health Records2This course familiarizes students with the origin, uses, content and format of health records, including both paper and electronic health records. It covers required standards for health records, organization of records and analysis of health record data. The fundamental components, terminology, and functions associated with electronic health record (EHR) systems in the health care provider practice. And this course familiarizes students with technologies used in the field of medical transcription.Loading...
HIT162Data Security for Health IT2This course provides knowledge of current data security issues in the healthcare environment. A high level emphasis is placed on identifying vulnerabilities and protection schemes. Additionally, the confidentiality, integrity and availability of protected health information will be discussed. Prerequisite: HIT 360 or instructor approval.Loading...
HIT290Reimbursement Methods3This introduction to health insurance and reimbursement studies payment systems for all types of healthcare systems and managed care. Changing trends in the reimbursement of healthcare services are reviewed. Topics include prospective payment systems, charge master maintenance, DRGs, APCs, ASC Groups, RBRVs, third party payers, EOB, Quality Improvement Organizations, managed care/capitation and compliance. Students practice a variety of medical reimbursement scenarios and learn the importance of accurate coding and medical necessity to ensure proper reimbursement.Loading...
HIT315Electronic App for Health Data2This course provides an overview of health informatics and explores the impact of information technology on the healthcare industry. Students will use electronic spreadsheet and database applications to analyze and format data for presentations and decision-making. A variety of electronic applications are reviewed in a computer lab and/or field trip setting. Prerequisite: HIT 520 or instructor approvalLoading...
HIT339Quality Management2This course provides a basic understanding of the principles of clinical quality measurement, TQM/CQI, effective management practices and evidence-based medicine. It covers the tools of healthcare quality management and the organizational context in which management practices are applied. Students will learn how systems can be used to improve organizational performance. Prerequisite: Completion of all first year HIT courses (HIT 125, 450, 162, 120, 360 and 520) or instructor approvalLoading...
HIT360Introduction to HIT3This course covers the basics of health information technology (HIT) and electronic health information exchange (HIE). Current and emerging e-health applications will be discussed, including electronic health records (EHRs), registries, clinical decision tools,etc. Other topics include current federal and state e-health initiatives, the clinic value of health IT and the potential impact on the health care system.Loading...
HIT390Intro HIT Project Management1This course will provide an overview of project management in the health information technology field. Students will gain an understanding of tools and techniques that result in the ability to create and follow a project management plan.Loading...
HIT420Legal Aspects of Health Info2This course focuses on the legal aspects of health information and health records, including access and use of both paper and electronic information. Topics covered include confidentiality, release of health information, liability issues, patient rights, fraud and abuse and ethics. Students will study federal and Iowa-specific laws and regulations related to protected health information. Prerequisites: Completion of all first-year HIT courses (HIT 120, 125, 162, 360, 450 and 520) or instructor's approvalLoading...
HIT429Quality Improvement3This course covers outcomes-based quality improvement methodologies for health care organizations. Students learn how to measure customer satisfaction, implement quality management programs, and apply best practices and standards. It also covers patient safety and how to create a culture of safety in the organization. Prerequisite: HIT 125 and HIT 360; or instructor approval.Loading...
HIT450Health Statistics2This course covers the collection, analysis, verification and display of health statistics. Students will learn uses for health statistics, basic statistical principles, commonly computed rates, vital health statistics, uniform reporting requirements, effective data display and background on data analytic concepts.Loading...
HIT520Internship I2This course is a supervised 120-hour professional practice experience that introduces the student to basic functions in a health information technology setting. The student will observe daily operations and apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom as applicable. Students will be required to meet objectives, submit a written report of the experience and undergo a job performance evaluation. Site to be arranged by the instructor. Prerequisites: HIT 120, 125, HSC 121, HIT 360, 390, and 450 with a GPA of 2.0 in all program courses and a 2.0 in all HIT courses or instructor approvalLoading...
HIT521Internship II4This course is a supervised 240-hour professional practice experience designed to further develop and build upon the experiences of Internship I, at the same or a different organization. The student will observe daily operations and apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom as applicable. Students will be required to meet objectives, submit a written report of the experience and undergo a job performance evaluation. Site to be arranged by the instructor. Prerequisite: Completion of the first four semesters of HIT courses with a GPA of 2.0 and a 2.0 in all HIT courses, or instructor approvalLoading...
HON100Introduction to Honors2This seminar provides an introduction into the DMACC Honors Program, including an introduction to personal leadership and to the electronic portfolio that students will maintain while in the program. Students will write a proposal for an Honors project in a discipline course, update their long-range plans, and complete a group experiential-learning project.Loading...
HON101Introduction to Honors1This seminar provides an introduction into the DMACC Honors Program, including an introduction to personal and team leadership and to the electronic portfolio that students will maintain while in the program. Students will map two years of study at DMACC and either make contact with an advisor at a 4-year college or university for transfer at the end of the degree program or make contact with a future employer to join the workforce after graduation. Prerequisite: Acceptance into DMACC Honors ProgramLoading...
HON150Honors Service Learning1This seminar provides an opportunity for students to learn about their roles as leaders by planning, executing and assessing a service learning project. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HON 101Loading...
HON200Honors Capstone2This seminar provides an opportunity for students to complete a leadership project and reflect on their experiences, as well as showcase their work while at DMACC. Students will complete the required criteria for the Honors Program electronic portfolio. Prerequisite: HON 100.Loading...
HON201Honors Leadership1This seminar provides an extensive examination of leadership vision, skills and strategies and allows students to carry out and assess a personal leadership project. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HON 101Loading...
HON250Honors Capstone1This seminar provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their experiences in leadership and service learning, as well as showcase their work in DMACC honors courses. Students will create an electronic portfolio of their honors work in the Honors Program. Prerequisite: HON 101Loading...
HSC101Emergency Care1Learn to perform care for medical emergencies: fractures, burns, resuscitation, basic CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, American Heart Level II Standards) Certification.Loading...
HSC105Intro to Health Occupations1This course introduces both the variety and requirements for healthcare careers. Basic core knowledge and professional expectations common to all health careers are explored. Workplace safety and an overview of the health system and current trends are also covered.Loading...
HSC109Explore Hlth Career/Bldg Team3Students will discover the many options available, including roles and responsibilities in health career options. This course is designed to provide the student with the information necessary to make their health career choice.Loading...
HSC120Medical Terminology I3Builds a medical vocabulary through an understanding of anatomic roots for words denoting body structure, prefixes, suffixes and body functions.Loading...
HSC121Medical Terminology II3Continues to build a medical language vocabulary by studying the musculoskeletal, endocrine, nervous and integumentary systems. Prerequisite: HSC 120 with a grade of C or betterLoading...
HSC159ESL Prep for Healthcare Educ.3This course is designed for the non-native-English-speaking student who plans to enter a healthcare-focused educational program. Students will learn career-specific professional and colloquial English to improve the receiving and sending of messages in healthcare courses, the educational practicum setting, and in the professional clinical setting. Speaking, writing and reading skills will be integrated. The course content is designed to help the student better understand cultural implications when learning about and providing health care in the United States to a diverse population. Prerequisite: A minimum score of 94 in all areas of the ESL COMPASS Test; BIO 733 or instructor permissionLoading...
HSC172Nurse Aide3Entry level skills to seek employment in Iowa skilled facilities. Meets OBRA87 standards. Prerequisite: Criminal/Abuse background check; Immunization form as required by clinical site; Flu vaccine - October through April. See the DMACC web site for more informationLoading...
HSC182Advanced Nurse Aide3A continuation of the Nurse Aide course, providing additional skills and clinical to work in hospital. Prerequisite: HSC 172 or a State-approved 75-hour nurse aide class; Criminal/Abuse background check; Physical and Immunization form as required by clinical site; Flu vaccine - October through April; CPR certification. See the DMACC website for more informationLoading...
HSC183CCDI-Dementia Illness Training1This 15-hour course has been developed to meet the training requirements for Intermediate Care Facilities by providing basic knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and other chronic dementia illnesses. Emphasis is on the physical and psychological changes that take place in the Alzheimer's patient and the importance of appropriate communication. Explanation of the stages of Alzheimer's disease and appropriate interventions will be introduced.Loading...
HSC231Medical Science Observation I2Supervised experience in a medical healthcare agency. Enables students to learn about medical health, accumulate site hours for admission into graduate programs, and apply their skills and knowledge by working directly in the professional field.Loading...
HSC232Medical Science Observation II2Extended supervised experience in a medical science area. Enables students to learn about the field of their interest in medical science, accumulate site hours for admission into graduate programs, and apply their skills and knowledge by working directly in the professional field. Prerequisite: HSC 231Loading...
HSC240Human Nutrition3Understanding and implementing present-day knowledge of nutrition, along with the use of food for health and satisfaction of the individual and family.Loading...
HSC281Limited Radiology5IBN#22 State-required course for people employed in a clinic to take chest and extremities, sinus or spinal x-rays.Loading...
HSV109Intro to Human Services3History and introduction to the social welfare institution. Theoretical perspectives, concepts, values and intervention strategies are examined. Systems theory is used to explore legislation and services designed to meet client needs.Loading...
HSV130Interviewing/Interper Relation3Study of interviewing theories including roles and relationships between the interviewer and the interviewee. Methodology of developing questions, conducting interviews, recording data and analyzing it, and writing assessments and histories are emphasized.Loading...
HSV133Conflict Resolution3This course is designed to study the history, components and process of conflict resolution and to examine the implications for the use of conflict resolution within the human services, psychology and social work fields. This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop conflict resolution skills as well as to examine their own comfort with conflict and how conflict is presented in the media. The course will also focus on the application of mediation in terms of social justice issues, in particular on child welfare, juvenile problems and restorative justice.Loading...
HSV135Women's Issues3This course explores selected concerns that women are likely to bring into a counseling situation. Topics include sex roles, gender and socialization, and their impact on women's lives.Loading...
HSV185Discrimination and Diversity3This course will address theoretical and historical perspectives on racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination; applications to social work, culturally competent practice, change strategies, and intercultural communication strategies. Students will explore and process their own personal prejudices and biases in class. Students will learn skills to increase cultural competency and work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds.Loading...
HSV220Intro to Counseling Theories3Introduction to major counseling theories including psychoanalysis, gestalt, existential, family systems, reality therapy, behavioral therapy, and person-centered therapy. Applications in mental health and social services settings are considered.Loading...
HSV228Group Counseling Techniques3A study of group processes, functions and leadership and how this affects the work of the human services professional. This course focuses on developing knowledge and skills related to types of groups, stages of group development, facilitation appropriate to each type of group and stage, as well as knowledge and skills related to potential problem areas within groups that may face a human services professional.Loading...
HSV230Community Organization3A study of various theories, methods and techniques to bring about needed and desirable changes in political, economic, social and bureaucratic structures and processes. Emphasis is placed upon application of learned skills. Prerequisite: 6 hours of Social SciencesLoading...
HSV255Addictive Disease Concepts3A historical and theoretical background to current concepts of addiction. A variety of addictive behaviors are examined with special focus on psychoactive drug dependency.Loading...
HSV286Intervention Theories/Prac I3Study of several management and planning theories and practices used to assess client needs, establish goals, identify resources and make appropriate referrals. Community resources are explored. Only offered Fall and Spring semesters. Prerequisite: HSV 109, 130Loading...
HSV288Intervention Theories/Prac II3Theories and values of the social sciences, including human services, are used to interpret and respond to client behaviors. Written analysis is emphasized. Evaluation theory and its applications are also stressed. Only offered Spring and Summer semesters. Prerequisite: HSV 130, 286 (with minimum grade of C). Corequisite: HSV 802Loading...
HSV802Internship3Supervised experience in a human services agency enables students to apply their skills and knowledge by working directly with clients. Prerequisite: HSV 130, 286. Corequisite: HSV288Loading...
HSV803Seminar1Theories and values of the social sciences, including human services, are used to interpret and respond to client and agency behaviors. Written analysis is emphasized. Evaluation of theory and knowledge as it applies to internship is stressed. Offered fall, spring and summer semesters. Prerequisite: HSV 109, HSV 130, HSV 286 (Minimum grade of "C"). Corequisite: HSV 804Loading...
HSV804Internship2Supervised experience in a human services agency enables students to apply their skills and knowledge by working directly with clients and or human services organizations. Prerequisite: HSV 109, HSV 130, HSV 286. Corequisite: HSV 803Loading...
HSV811Pract: Chem Depend Counsel I3Supervised experience in three of these treatment programs for chemically dependent people: inpatient, outpatient, follow-up care, halfway house and family therapy. Prerequisite: Acceptance at an approved practicum siteLoading...
HSV812Pract: Chem Depend Counsel II3Supervised experience in one of these treatment programs for chemically dependent people: inpatient, outpatient, residential, adolescent dual diagnosis or family services. Prerequisite: Acceptance at an approved practicum siteLoading...
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HUM116Encounters in Humanities3An interdisciplinary course exploring the human condition through literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, music and dance. The course examines the cultural context of individual works and movements, the thematic relationships between the arts and the relevance of the arts in our lives today.Loading...
HUM120Introduction to Film3An introduction to the conventions, scope, purposes and techniques of films. Includes viewing and writing about a variety of films.Loading...
HUM121America in the Movies3An interdisciplinary course that combines the insights of history and literature by examining popular American movies. The course explores the social, cultural and ethical questions raised in such films.Loading...
HUM249StudyAbroad:BritLife and Culture3This course is a survey of British life and culture, limited to students in the London Study Abroad Program. Taught by various professional guest lecturers, this course examines various aspects of the social fabric, including some of the main institutions, the geographic and political context, and the arts. Students will compare and contrast conditions and lifestyles of different time periods while undertaking related visits in London and throughout Britain. Course assignments, determined by the DMACC faculty member, will focus on major humanities themes and ideas as expressed in art and culture. Students may not receive credit for both HUM 249 and HIS 249.Loading...
IND124Control Systems Overview2An overview of control systems in an industrial environment, including hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical/electronic systems. Topics include valves, actuators, motor starters, relays, timers and programmable controllers.Loading...
IND144Pump Overhaul and Repair4Overview of internal parts, principles of operation and maintenance of positive displacement and centrifugal pumps.Loading...
IND146Mech Power Transmission I3A course in fundamental mechanical power transmission used in manufacturing. Topics covered include the inspection, maintenance and repair of chain- and belt-driven equipment. This will include the sizing of belts and pulleys, determining speed ratios and the importance of proper sizing for process control.Loading...
IND147Mechanical Power Trans II4A fundamental course in the principles of mechanical power transmission. Topics include the use of gears to effect speed changes, the identification and use of bearings, clutches, couplings and brakes.Loading...
IND168Explore Bus and Ind Careers1Provides help in choosing a career goal in business and industry. Emphasis will be placed on how to access labor market information, interests, abilities and values, explore options and make decisions that will lead to career satisfaction and success.Loading...
INF110Fundamental Informatics3Students explore the core principles of informatics and will gain a strong understanding of the changing role of today's informatics professional through current examples and informatics references. No matter what their major, students can use the principles learned in this course to function more effectively as workers, managers, decision-makers and organizational leaders applying today's technology.Loading...
INF130Social Informatics3Introduction to key social research perspectives and literatures on the use of information and communication technologies. Topics include information ethics, relevant legal frameworks and popular and controversial uses of technology. Outlines research methodologies for social informatics.Loading...
INF220Human-Computer Interaction3The analysis of human factors and the design of computer application interfaces. A survey of current Human Computer Interaction designs with an eye toward what future technologies will allow. The course will emphasize learning HCI based on understanding implementation and testing of interfaces. Prerequisites: INF 110Loading...
INF230Organization Informatics3Examines the various needs, uses and consequences of information in organizational contexts. Topics include organizational types and characteristics, functional areas and business processes, information-based products and services, the use of and redefining the role of information technology, the changing character of work life and organizational practices, sociotechnical structures, and the rise and transformation of global information-based industries. Prerequisite: INF 110, 130Loading...
INF310Informatics Security3This course will enable students to evaluate and conceptualize an area of specialization to consider the topics from their perspective of security. Vulnerabilities that combine standard hardware and software configurations will be examined because they illuminate both security and computer networks. Operating systems and file systems are examined from the perspective of access control, permissions and availability of system services. Prerequisite: INF 110Loading...
INF320Legal Informatics Issues3This course examines that set of ethical and legal problems most tightly bound to the issues of information control. The interaction and technology changes, but the core issues have remained: privacy, intellectual property, Internet law, concepts of jurisdiction, speech anonymity versus accountability and ethical decision-making in the network environment. Prerequisites: INF 110 and INF 130Loading...
INT124Interior Design Analysis3Emphasizes the acquisition of knowledge and experience needed to create pleasing and effective interior design. Focus will be on space planning, furniture styles, color schemes, wall coverings, and floor and window treatments. Also includes exploration of the interior design profession and related career areas.Loading...
INT125Interior Design Planning3Focuses on the development of interior design plans and the execution of these plans. Builds upon knowledge acquired in Interior Design Analysis through analyzing client needs and creating design boards and presentations to meet those needs. Prerequisite or Corequisite: INT 124Loading...
ITP123Intro to ASL Interpreting3This course is an overview regarding the field in sign language interpretation for the Deaf Community. The course provides a basic historical framework related to the principles, ethics, roles, responsibilities and standard practices of the sign language profession. Prerequisite: Admission to the American Sign Language Interpreter Program or permission from the department chair.Loading...
ITP133Deaf Culture and Community3This course provides students with the opportunity to explore American Deaf Culture and community: its existence, characteristics, institutions, organizations, key historical figures and events, contemporary leaders and contributions to the larger society. Diversity within the community and realities of life as a cultural minority will also be discussed. The course takes a comparative approach by integrating concepts of American Deaf Culture to the students' own experiences with culture and community plus a comparison and contrast between American Mainstream Culture and American Deaf Culture.Loading...
ITP146ASL Interp Voice to Sign I3This course is organized to provide tools to the students for effectively demonstrating an accurate interpretation of meaning from spoken English to American Sign Language. Objectives include developing signing skills with a focus on chunking, dynamic equivalence, concept selection, register receptive skills, proper location of sign interpreters, team interpreting, the use of a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) and other aspects of signing. Special requirements of sign interpreting will also be included, such as methods and techniques of signing for Deaf individuals who are members of the Deaf Community and use ASL, as well as Deaf individuals who may not use ASL and use an English Code Variation. Prerequisite: Admission to the American Sign Language Interpreter Program or permission from the department chair.Loading...
ITP148ASL Interp Voice to Sign II3This course is organized to provide tools to the students for effectively demonstrating an accurate interpretation of meaning from spoken English to American Sign Language. Objectives include developing signing skills with a focus on chunking, dynamic equivalence, concept selection, register receptive skills, proper location of sign interpreters, team interpreting, the use of a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) and other aspects of signing. Special requirements of sign interpreting will also be included, such as methods and techniques of signing for Deaf individuals who are members of the Deaf Community and use ASL, as well as Deaf individuals who may not use ASL and use an English Code Variation. Voice to Sign in American Sign Language Interpreting II is unique from VSASLI in that it provides a broader base of basic elements acquired and learned previously. The challenging and detailed nature and expectations of this course build on Level I understanding and skill sets. Prerequisite: Admission to the American Sign Language Interpreter Program or permission from the department chair.Loading...
ITP152ASL Interp Sign to Voice I3This course is organized to provide tools to the students for effectively demonstrating an accurate interpretation of meaning from American Sign Language to spoken English. Objectives include developing voicing skills with a focus on chunking, dynamic equivalence, word selection, register receptive skills, proper location of voice interpreters, team interpreting, the use of a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) and other aspects of voicing. Special requirements of voice interpreting will also be included, such as methods and techniques of voice-over, voicing for Deaf individuals who use ASL, as well as Deaf individuals who may not use ASL. Prerequisite: Admission to the American Sign Language Interpreter Program or permission from the department chair.Loading...
ITP154ASL Interp Sign to Voice II3This course is organized to provide tools to the student for effectively demonstrating an accurate interpretation of meaning from American Sign Language to spoken English. Objectives include developing voicing skills with a focus on chunking, dynamic equivalence, word selection, register receptive skills, proper location of voice interpreters, team interpreting, the use of a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) and other aspects of voicing. Special requirements of voice interpreting will also be included, such as methods and techniques of voice-over, voicing for Deaf individuals who use ASL, as well as Deaf individuals who may not use ASL. Sign to Voice in American Sign Language Interpreting II is unique from SVASLI in that it provides a broader base of basic elements acquired and learned previously. The challenging and detailed nature and expectations of this course build on Level I understanding and skill sets. Prerequisite: ASL Interp Sign to Voice I and admission to the American Sign Language Interpreter Training Program or permission from the department chair.Loading...
ITP190Ethics in ASL Interpreting3This course will set forth standards toward principles of ethical behavior and professional interpreting practices in regard to general guidelines, ideals and/or expectations that need to be taken into consideration regarding an interpreter's professional behavior. Particular circumstances are inherently unique to the American Sign Language interpreter culture, a variety of situations will be examined, discussed and analyzed. Prerequisite: admission to the Interpreter Training Program or permission from the department chair.Loading...
ITP932ASL Interpreting Internship6This course provides real-time experience within the professional field of interpreting. The experience will include 360 hours of real-time experience with an established interpreter and/or agency. The student will self-select an internship site and submit weekly journals and evaluations regarding participation, activities and other assigned and experiential learning moments of related interpreting contact. Other requirements specific to internship site may apply. Students will be evaluated on their ability to carry out professional responsibilities, to apply knowledge and skill in working with various groups of people across the life-span, to identify and accommodate various language preferences and to apply various service delivery models reflective of current practices in the profession. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the DMACC ASL-ITP program or completion of program equivalence of the DMACC ASL-ITP program and authorization by the department chair. This course is Pass/Fail.Loading...
ITR101Intro Interpret and Translation3A general introduction to the field of oral language interpreting and translation (I/T), including linguistic theory of communication, translation approaches, problems and processes, cultural competency and ethics, the role of the interpreter, modes of interpretation and interpreter errors. Taught in English; students need not be bilingual in other languages to take this introductory course.Loading...
ITR102Tools Interpret and Translate3In-depth training in the research and technological tools that interpreters and translators use in their field. Extensive use of monolingual and bilingual dictionaries and thesauri. Features of Microsoft Word and Excel for language work and glossary development. Internet tools for vocabulary research and enrichment. Interpretation equipment. Digital recorders for modified consecutive interpretation. Introduction to TRADOS translation memory program. Corequisite: ITR 101 or permission of instructorLoading...
ITR103Fundamentals of Interpretation3Study and practice of the basic theory and techniques of language interpretation, applied to general topics of current events. The modes of interpretation: sight translation, consecutive interpretation, simultaneous. Introduction to lexicography and vocabulary development. Prerequisite: ITR 101, 102 and either a passing score on the foreign language proficiency within the last five years or instructor permissionLoading...
ITR104Fundamentals of Translation3Study and practice of the basic theory and techniques of language translation applied to general topics of current events. Translation as product, translation as process, cultural problems in translation, denotative vs. connotative meanings, formal properties of texts, language variety and glossary development. Prerequisites: ITR 101, ITR 102 and either a passing score on the foreign language proficiency within the last five years or instructor permissionLoading...
ITR109Interp/Trans Ethics I3Introduction to basic professional ethics as applied to interpretation and translation, including exploration of prior attitudes, frameworks for intellectual and ethical maturity, conflict resolution, core values, ethical decision-making and business practices. Case studies are used to develop a sense of professional ethics. Prerequisite: Complete three required ITR courses with a minimum grade of "C."Loading...
ITR209Interp/Trans Ethics II3In-depth analysis and application of interpreter and translator codes of ethics including accuracy, representation of qualifications, avoidance of conflicts of interest, professional demeanor, confidentiality, maintaining a proper role, competency, reporting ethical violations, professional development, disciplinary procedures and cultural advocacy. Model scenarios are used for developing and applying ethical judgments. Prerequisite: Complete a minimum of three 200-level ITR coursesLoading...
ITR211Business Term and Sight Trans3Identification of the origins of business terminology. Advanced sight translation training focusing on business documents. Lexicographical training in locating, understanding and using common terminology in business contexts. Intensive practice in sight translating selected business documents: applications, business correspondence, resumes and contracts. Prerequisite: ITR 910 or admission to the Interpretation and Translation - Business programLoading...
ITR213Business Interpretation I3Theory and practice of consecutive interpretation as applied to common business situations. Advanced consecutive interpretation skills building: listening/prediction, analysis, note-taking, recall, positioning, situational control and interpreting. Intensive practice in consecutive interpretation in the following business situations: interviews, small group activities, lectures and negotiations. Corequisite: ITR 211Loading...
ITR214Business Interpretation II3Theory and practice of simultaneous interpretation as applied to business conference interpretation. Advanced simultaneous interpretation skills building: listening/prediction, shadowing and decalage, note-taking, positioning, situational control, equipment use and interpreting. Intensive practice in simultaneous conference interpretation in the following business areas: finance, agriculture, insurance and biotechnology. Prerequisite: ITR 213 or instructor permissionLoading...
ITR217Business Translation3Advanced written translation training focusing on business documents. Advanced lexicographical training in business terminology. Intensive practice in translating the following types of business documents: correspondence, financial statements, web pages and promotional materials. Prerequisite: ITR 211 or instructor permissionLoading...
ITR231Education Term and Sight Trans3Identification of the origins of education terminology. Advanced sight translation training focusing on education documents. Lexicographical training in locating, understanding and using common education terminology in K-12 school contexts. Intensive practice in sight translating selected education documents: enrollment intake forms, notes and letters between school personnel and parents, grade/conference reports and student transcripts and Individual Education Plans (IEPs). Prerequisite: ITR 910 or admission to the Interpretation & Translation - Education programLoading...
ITR233Education Interpretation I3Theory and practice of consecutive interpretation as applied to common education situations. Advanced consecutive interpretation skills building: listening/prediction, analysis, note-taking, recall, positioning, situational control and interpreting. Intensive practice in consecutive interpretation in the following education situations: parent-teacher conferences, informational sessions, IEP meetings and disciplinary interventions. Corequisite: ITR 231Loading...
ITR234Education Interpretation II3Theory and practice of simultaneous interpretation as applied to education interpretation. Advanced simultaneous interpretation skills building: listening/prediction, shadowing and decalage, note-taking, positioning, situational control, equipment use and interpreting. Intensive practice in simultaneous conference interpretation in the following education areas: curriculum and instruction, educational leadership and counseling, educational psychology and special education. Prerequisite: ITR 233 or instructor permissionLoading...
ITR237Education Translation3Advanced written translation training focusing on education documents. Advanced lexicographical training in education terminology. Intensive practice in translating the following types of education documents: letters to parents, forms, school web pages and individual education plans (IEPs). Prerequisite: ITR 231 or instructor permissionLoading...
ITR251Hum Serv Term and Sight Trans3Identification of the origins of human services terminology. Advanced sight translation training focusing on human/social services documents. Lexicographical training in locating, understanding and using common human services terminology in social services contexts. Intensive practice in sight translating selected human services documents: applications/financial affidavits, release of information forms, informational materials and notice of decision letters. Prerequisite: ITR 910 or admission to the Interpretation & Translation - Human Services programLoading...
ITR253Hum Serv Interpretation I3Theory and practice of consecutive interpretation as applied to common human service situations. Advanced consecutive interpretation skills building: listening/prediction, analysis, note-taking, recall, positioning, situational control and interpreting. Intensive practice in consecutive interpretation in the following human services situations: intake interviews, informational sessions, therapy sessions and interventions. Corequisite: ITR 251Loading...
ITR254Hum Serv Interpretation II3Theory and practice of simultaneous interpretation as applied to human services interpreting. Advanced simultaneous interpretation skills building: listening/prediction, shadowing and decalage, note-taking, positioning, situational control, equipment use and interpreting. Intensive practice in simultaneous interpretation situations (informational meetings, family team meetings, group therapy sessions and administrative hearings) in the following human services areas: Title XIX and related programs, child abuse interventions, substance abuse treatment and workforce development. Prerequisite: ITR 253 or instructor permissionLoading...
ITR257Hum Serv Translation3Advanced written translation training focusing on human services documents. Advanced lexicographical training in human services terminology. Intensive practice in translating the following types of human services documents: correspondence to clients, forms, agency web pages and family team plans. Prerequisite: ITR 251 or instructor permissionLoading...
ITR271Healthcare Term and Sight Trans3Identification of the origins of healthcare terminology. Advanced sight translation training focusing on healthcare documents. Lexicographical training in locating, understanding and using frequently used legal terminology in healthcare environments. Intensive practice in sight translating the following types of healthcare documents: consents for treatment, advanced directives, beneficiary notifications and instructions for taking medication. Prerequisite: ITR 910 or admission to the Interpretation & Translation - Healthcare programLoading...
ITR273Healthcare Interpretation I3Theory and practice of consecutive interpretation as applied to common healthcare situations. Advanced consecutive interpretation skills building: listening/prediction, analysis, note-taking, recall, positioning, situational control and interpreting. Intensive practice in consecutive interpretation in the following healthcare situations: admitting interviews, well-baby visits, informational sessions and standard doctor visits. Corequisite: ITR 271Loading...
ITR274Healthcare Interpretation II3Theory and practice of simultaneous interpretation as applied to health care. Advanced simultaneous interpretation skills building: listening/prediction, shadowing and decalage, note-taking, positioning, situational control, equipment use and interpreting. Intensive practice in simultaneous interpretation situations (informational meetings, emergency room interventions, operating room procedures, mental health consultations/interventions) in the following healthcare areas: infectious disease prevention/control, cardiovascular events, labor/childbirth and mental health. Prerequisite: ITR 273 or instructor permissionLoading...
ITR277Healthcare Translation3Advanced written translation training focusing on healthcare documents. Advanced lexicographical training in healthcare terminology. Intensive practice in translating the following types of healthcare documents: discharge information, degrees and diplomas, living wills and patient educational materials. Prerequisite: ITR 271 or instructor permissionLoading...
ITR291Judiciary Term and Sight Trans3Identification of the origins of judiciary terminology. Advanced sight translation training focusing on court/law enforcement documents. Lexicographical training in locating, understanding and using frequently used legal terminology in judicial proceedings. Intensive practice in sight translating the following types of judicial documents: trial information and indictments, waivers of detention hearings, plea agreements and presentencing reports. Prerequisite: ITR 910 or admission to the Interpretation & Translation - Judiciary programLoading...
ITR293Judiciary Interpretation I3Theory and practice of consecutive interpretation as applied to common judiciary situations. Advanced consecutive interpretation skills building: listening/prediction, analysis, note-taking, recall, positioning, situational control and interpreting. Intensive practice in consecutive interpretation in the following judiciary situations: attorney-client interviews, proffer interviews, depositions and witness testimony. Corequisite: ITR 291Loading...
ITR294Judiciary Interpretation II3Theory and practice of simultaneous interpretation as applied to judiciary interpretation. Advanced simultaneous interpretation skills building: listening/prediction, shadowing and decalage, note-taking, positioning, situational control, equipment use and interpreting. Intensive practice in simultaneous interpretation situations in the following judiciary areas: initial appearances, bail/detention hearings, change of plea hearings and sentencing hearings. Prerequisite: ITR 293 or instructor permissionLoading...
ITR297Judiciary Translation3Advanced written translation training focusing on judiciary documents. Advanced lexicographical training in judiciary terminology. Intensive practice in translating the following types of judiciary documents: birth certificates, degrees and diplomas, plea agreements and wills. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ITR 291 or instructor permissionLoading...
ITR811Business I/T Internship3Application of the knowledge, skills and attitudes gained in the classroom by interning under qualified/certified interpreters and translators in a variety of business environments. Interns develop professional resumes, cover letters and portfolios. After securing an internship position, interns will shadow their mentors and then move into actual translation/translation assignments in appropriate monitored situations. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: Minimum of C in all ITR courses. Corequisite: ITR 209Loading...
ITR831Education I/T Internship3Application of the knowledge, skills and attitudes gained in the classroom by interning under qualified/certified interpreters and translators in a variety of education environments. Interns develop professional resumes, cover letters and portfolios. After securing an internship position, interns will shadow their mentors and then move into actual translation/translation assignments in appropriate monitored situations. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: Minimum of C in all ITR courses. Corequisite: ITR 209Loading...
ITR851Hum Serv I/T Internship3Application of the knowledge, skills and attitudes gained in the classroom by interning under qualified/certified interpreters and translators in a variety of human services environments. Interns develop professional resumes, cover letters and portfolios. After securing an internship position, interns will shadow their mentor and then move into actual translation/translation assignments in appropriate monitored situations. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: Minimum of "C" in all ITR courses. Corequisite: ITR 209Loading...
ITR871Healthcare I/T Internship3Application of the knowledge, skills and attitudes gained in the classroom by interning under qualified/certified interpreters and translators in a variety of healthcare environments. Interns develop professional resumes, cover letters and portfolios. After securing an internship position, interns will shadow their mentors and then move into actual translation/translation assignments in appropriate monitored situations. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: Minimum of C in all ITR courses. Corequisite: ITR 209Loading...
ITR891Judiciary I/T Internship3Application of the knowledge, skills and attitudes gained in the classroom by interning under qualified/certified interpreters and translators in a variety of judiciary environments. Interns develop professional resumes, cover letters and portfolios. After securing an internship position, interns will shadow their mentors and then move into actual translation/translation assignments in appropriate monitored situations. (This course is Pass/Fail.) Prerequisite: Minimum of C in all ITR courses. Corequisite: ITR 209Loading...
ITR910Emphasis Seminar3A survey of specialized fields of judiciary interpretation/translation, healthcare interpretation/translation, human services interpretation/translation, educational interpretation/translation and business translation/interpretation. Introduction to typical texts and interpreting situations in each specialty area. Prerequisite: ITR 103 or 104 or instructor permissionLoading...
JOU110Intro to Mass Media3An introduction to mass communication in a global marketplace. Emphasizes print and electronic media, advertising and public relations, ethics and new technology.Loading...
JOU113Gender, Sexuality and Media3This course explores the ways mass media help form, reproduce and challenge our understandings of gender and sexuality. Students will be introduced to various theories and approaches to media and how and why certain stereotypes of gender and sexuality dominate across many formats. This course will increase students' media literacy and understanding of the lack of diversity in stereotypical images of gender and sexuality, as well as investigate ways in which media has potential for social change in these areas. Students may not receive course credit for both JOU 113 and COM 146.Loading...
JOU114Diversity and the Media3Diversity and the Media course presents a historical perspective and a current analysis of various minority groups with regard to race, religion, disability, sexuality, social class and age. This course also explores how media depict these groups. This course helps students understand why and how stereotypical media portrayals have been produced and how the under-representation of diversified images affects their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward others and contributes to multicultural illiteracy. Students may not receive course credit for both JOU 114 and COM 148.Loading...
JOU121Newswriting and Reporting3Designed to provide students with experiences in gathering, organizing and writing news stories.Loading...
JOU122Intro to News Production3Students will learn all aspects of producing content for a college news operation (web, social media, print). By the end of the course, students will contribute material for publication at the Campus Chronicle (Ankeny), Banner News (Boone) or the Urban Vibe (Urban). Recommended prerequisite or corequisite: JOU 121Loading...
JOU124Digital Media Production3An introduction to publishing online using digital equipment and software. An emphasis will be placed on journalistic style using writing, photography, video, and audio. May be repeated for an additional three semesters for a total of 12 elective credit hours.Loading...
JOU142News Practicum I2This course offers entry-level practical experience in news production for a campus news operation. Students will work as general assignment reporters on their campus news staff and will be involved in all stages of news production including planning, reporting, proofreading, layout, design, advertising and social media. Prerequisite: JOU 121 or JOU 122 or instructor permissionLoading...
JOU143News Practicum II2This course offers intermediate-level practical experience in news production for a campus news operation. Students will work as specialized/beat reporters on their campus news staff and will take leadership roles in all stages of news production including planning, reporting, writing, editing, photography, video, audio, visual, layout, design, advertising, website management and social media. Prerequisite: JOU 142 or instructor permissionLoading...
JOU163News Media and Politics3This course will examine the role the news media plays in politics. Focus will be on the relationship among the voting public, the mass media, policy makers and elected officials. The current or most recent election cycle will be assessed. This course is designed for both political science and journalism students. Students may not receive credit for both POL 163 and JOU 163.Loading...
JOU165Principles of Advertising3Course explores advertising as a tool and socio-economic force.Loading...
JOU242News Practicum III2This course offers practical experience in beginning-level management of news production for a campus news operation (print, online, mobile, social media). Students will work as editors on staff where they will have the primary responsibility for the planning, assigning and editing of news stories and news pages. Students in this class also will produce advanced news stories that may utilize multiple sources and investigative techniques. Assistance with the management of all aspects of the newsroom will be expected including recruiting, training, planning, reporting, writing, editing, photography, video, audio, visual, layout, design, advertising, website management and social media. Prerequisite: JOU 142, JOU 143 or instructor permissionLoading...
JOU243News Practicum IV2This course offers practical experience in the upper-level management of news operations for a campus news organization. Students will work at the highest level of leadership at the paper (managing editor, advertising manager, editor-in-chief). Students will gain experience in managing all aspects of a college newsroom, including staff development and training, oversight of the editorial, advertising, circulation and business departments and producing advanced news packages. Prerequisite: JOU 142, JOU 143, JOU 242 or instructor permissionLoading...
LIT101Intro to Literature3The course offers an introduction to the study of poetry, fiction, and drama, emphasizing analytical writing, interpretation, and basic critical approaches. Students will read a range of authors that span cultural and ethnic groups across history.Loading...
LIT105Children's Literature3A survey of children's literature from its inception to the present. Students will read and evaluate a wide variety of books and will explore techniques by which parents and teachers can share literature with children. This course is designed to satisfy a children's literature requirement for education majors transferring to four-year schools. For non-majors, the course serves as elective credit.Loading...
LIT110Amer Literature to Mid 1800s3In-depth study of works of selected major writers (including Native American) particularly from Puritan times to 1865. Basic critical approaches are emphasized.Loading...
LIT111Amer Literature since Mid 18003Examines American literature from the mid-1800s through contemporary America. Emphasizes major literary works and their social and cultural contexts.Loading...
LIT130African-American Literature3Introduction to the study and appreciation of literature written by African-American writers. A broad range of Black American authors will be presented.Loading...
LIT142Major British Writers3Introduction to the study and appreciation of major British writers particularly from the post-Renaissance through the contemporary period. Basic critical approaches are emphasized.Loading...
LIT150World Literature I3Students will read representative literary works from antiquity to 1650 and develop an appreciation for and understanding of these works in their historical and cultural contexts. Students are expected to analyze works from diverse cultures of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.Loading...
LIT151World Literature II3Students will read representative literary works from 1650 to the present and develop an appreciation for and understanding of these works in their historical and cultural contexts. Students are expected to analyze works from diverse cultures of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.Loading...
LIT166Science Fiction3A survey of speculative fiction from Frankenstein to 21st-century literature. Examines major influential works in their literary, social and cultural contexts. Critical analysis is emphasized.Loading...
LIT180Mythology3An introduction to world mythology. The course explores Classical, Nordic, Eastern, African and American/British myths.Loading...
LIT185Contemporary Literature3Introduction to the study and appreciation of significant contemporary writers and literary movements since 1945. The relationship of current literature to society and basic critical approaches are emphasized.Loading...
LIT188Detective Fiction3Introduction to the study and appreciation of detective fiction. A literary investigation of the components of detective fiction and basic critical approaches are emphasized.Loading...
LIT190Women Writers3Introduction to the study and appreciation of literature written by women. Examines major influential works from a variety of historical, social and cultural contexts. Critical analysis is emphasized.Loading...
LIT193Humor in Literature3Introduction to the study and appreciation of humor as literary genre. An investigation of origins, types, techniques and purposes of humor and basic critical approaches are emphasized.Loading...
LIT209Literature Film Adaptation3Focuses on the relationship between literary works (fiction, drama, nonfiction, poetry, or graphic novel) and their adaptations to film. Students explore the adaptation of literature to film; how the elements of plot, character, setting, point of view, symbol, and theme are adapted or altered from literature to film; and how film adaptations influence our understanding of both literature and film.Loading...
LIT210The Graphic Novel3The graphic novel will be explored and examined in its various forms, and thematic connections will be made among texts, outside resources, and personal experiences. The history and development of comic books, graphic novels, manga, and their sub-genres as literature will also be explored. In addition, the course will address the role of the graphic novel in western and international societies and cultures along with issues of youth/adult readership and literacy. Lastly, the graphic novel will focus on race, gender, politics, violent content issues and presence in popular culture, the Internet, art forms, and translation into movies.Loading...
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MAP106Medical Office Essentials2This is an entry-level course consisting of the basics of medical terminology, HIPAA, and front office protocol. It is intended for the individual with little or no prior medical office background. Course will include lecture and practice via front office simulation software.Loading...
MAP110Medical Office Management I2Course emphasizes administrative responsibilities. Students will use critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains including written communications, records management, bookkeeping,banking, emergency preparedness and protective practices.In addition, this course includes computer skills in word processing, medical reports and business correspondence; professional applications of e-mail and internet research, introduction to computerized medical office and HIPAA requirements.Loading...
MAP118Medical Office Management II4Study of health insurance, HMOs, Workers' Compensation, Medicare, Tri-care and Medicaid. Students will use critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains including insurance filing, CPT, ICD and HCPCS coding, posting of charges/payments both manually and with computer applications, telephone techniques, fax machine, appointment scheduling and chart audits. Students keep financial records and utilize both EMR and traditional charts to manage patient records. Psychomotor skills include inventory control, purchasing, quality control, quality improvement and management of facility, equipment and supplies. Students utilize policy, procedure and safety manuals. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAP 110Loading...
MAP129Medical Terminology1Basic prefixes, suffixes and root words related to all body systems are studied. Spelling, pronunciation and definitions are included.Loading...
MAP141Medical Insurance3This course provides a practical approach in medical insurance billing. Emphasis will be placed on current procedural codes (CPT-4) and international classification of diseases codes (ICD-9-CM) used to facilitate proper coding in submitting claims. Pertinent billing tips will be offered for each type of insurance. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HSC 120 with a "C" or betterLoading...
MAP144Beginning Medical Coding3This is an entry level course in the study of the official coding rules, guidelines, and classification systems for assigning valid diagnostic and/or procedure codes utilizing ICD-10CM and CPT (current procedural terminology).Loading...
MAP150Adv. Medical Billing/Coding3This course provides a practical approach to expanding the knowledge of specialty-specific coding issues. Emphasis will be placed on identifying the specific circumstances and rules for coding in the specialty physician practices. Prerequisite: MAP 141 with a grade of "C" or better and MAP 144 with a "C' or betterLoading...
MAP155Medical Coding Cert Prep2This advanced course is designed to prepare an experienced medical coder to sit for a national certification. Students will assign CPT, ICD, and Level II (HCPC codes to a wide range of original source medical documents. Prerequisite: MAP 150 with C or better or instructor approvalLoading...
MAP160HIPAA Exam Preparation1This course is designed to prepare the student for the Certified HIPAA Profession (CHP) certification exam. CHP is an international certification addressing HIPAA requirements in the area of transaction, privacy, and security for all covered entities - providers (hospitals, laboratories, and pharmacies), clearinghouses, and payers.Loading...
MAP225Med Lab Procedures I4Introduction to the medical laboratory. Students will use critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains during practice of giving patient instructions, obtaining specimens, following ethical guidelines, performing routine urinalysis, immunology testing, microbiologic testing and quality control procedures. Adhering to standard precautions, disposing of biohazardous materials, performing routine maintenance of clinical equipment (microscope and centrifuge) and using methods of quality control are also covered. Includes study of OSHA, CLIA, MSDS sheets, warning labels, the metric system and laboratory personnel. Corequisite: MAP 347Loading...
MAP228Med Lab Procedures II3Students will use critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains during skill development in venipuncture, capillary puncture, hematology testing, blood chemistry analysis, EKG acquisition, patient education activities, compliance with OSHA, CLIA and quality control requirements including use and routine maintenance of standard laboratory equipment. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in MAP 225. Corequisite: MAP 348Loading...
MAP255Diagnostic Radiography I3This course builds the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to qualify as a candidate for the Iowa state permit test in Limited Radiography. It establishes the scientific base for radiography. Principles of physics, electricity and mathematics are taught leading the student to a full understanding of the X-ray beam, exposure factors, photographic and geometric factors of image formation, digital radiography and radiation biology and safety. This course includes radiological principles and encourages the use of critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains during practice in the areas of film evaluation, processing techniques, positioning of patients and radiation protection of patients and workers. This course with MAP 256 meets the requirements for students to take the State of Iowa exam to become a Limited Radiologic Technologist. Prerequisite: MAP544 with a "C" or better.Loading...
MAP256Diagnostic Radiography II1Continuation of Diagnostic Radiography I. Course emphasizes the use of critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of radiographic studies. These studies are conducted under the direct supervision of a prescriber, as defined by the State of Iowa. Diagnostic Radiography II will familiarize the student with the principles of pediatric and geriatric radiography. Diagnostic Radiography II will discuss common workplace issues including, but not confined to ethics, social media, cultural challenges and critical thinking skills. This course does NOT contain the content or hours necessary for a student to apply for the additional permit categories of shoulder and/or pediatrics (younger than 36 months). Each of these special categories has specific didactic and practical requirements. During the practicum segment of this course, students will have an opportunity to perform actual patient imaging studies. These studies will be reviewed and evaluated by a designated onsite clinical instructor. Upon successful completion of Diagnostic Radiography I and II, with a minimum grade of 80%, student will be eligible to submit application to the State of Iowa to sit for the Limited Scope Permit Test. A passing grade on this multiple module test clears the way for student to apply for a Limited Scope Permit to Practice through the Iowa Department of Public Health. Prerequisite: MAP 255.Loading...
MAP347Medical Office Procedures I3This course is an introduction to medical office clinical skills. Students will use critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains during practice of: patient communication, obtaining vitals, measurements, vision and hearing screening exams, pulmonary function testing, patient preparation, assisting physician, patient histories, medical record documentation, medical and surgical asepsis, sterilization techniques and minor surgical procedures. Patient education will include wellness, stress reduction, preventative medicine and treatment compliance with adaptations according to patient needs. Students will define and incorporate role as patient coach, navigator and application of meaningful use. Critical thinking skills incorporated with patient assessment and patient care. This course includes medical terminology and abbreviations, compliance: OSHA, HIPAA, CDC, ADA. Corequisite: MAP 225Loading...
MAP348Medical Office Procedures II3Students will use critical thinking skills to incorporate cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domains during practice of giving patient education with adaptations according to patient needs. Students will define and incorporate role as patient coach, navigator, scribe, and application of meaningful use. Critical thinking skills incorporated with patient assessment and patient care including wellness, disease prevention, preparing and maintaining treatment areas, assisting with minor surgical procedures, wound care,scheduling procedures using insurance referral information,administering oral and parenteral (excluding IV) medications and vaccines, vaccine storage and handling, immunization schedules and TB skin testing. Course includes medical terminology and abbreviations. Procedures for emergency preparedness xx applied to clinical setting. Compliance: OSHA, HIPAA, CDC. Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in MAP 347, Corequisite: MAP 228Loading...
MAP423Professional Development3General competencies including professional behavior, responsibilities of the certified medical assistant in identifying and responding to issues of confidentiality as governed by HIPAA, serving as a patient advocate, performing within legal and ethical boundaries, and demonstrating knowledge of federal and state healthcare regulations. Students will incorporate critical thinking skills based on knowledge of medical specialties, basic first-aid principles, medical law and ethics. Competencies include the ability to recognize and respond to verbal and nonverbal communication and to respect individual diversity.Loading...
MAP532Human Body - Health and Disease3Designed to provide specialized knowledge of the human body relating to disease processes and possible methods of treatment. Drug terminology is added as well as basic knowledge of symbols and abbreviations. Prerequisite: HSC 120 with a "C" or betterLoading...
MAP544Human Body -Health and Disease I4Students will incorporate critical thinking skills based on knowledge of course competencies to identify human anatomy and physiology, including the interrelationship of organ systems and homeostasis in the healthy body. Also covered will be common pathology, diagnostic aids and treatment options, including pharmacology related to each body system. Study of the interaction that occurs between systems and changes to the structure and function that occur across the life span as well as patient education procedures. Safety procedures will be reviewed with each unit. Internet research will be used for a variety of health topics. Units studied are structural organization, disease process and integumentary, skeletal, muscular, blood and circulatory. Remaining systems studied in MAP 554.Loading...
MAP554Human Body-Health and Disease II4Students will incorporate critical thinking skills based on knowledge of course competencies to identify human anatomy and physiology, including interrelationship of organ systems. Common pathology, diagnostic aids, and treatment options and prognosis including pharmacology related to each body system. Study of interaction that occurs between systems and changes to the structure and function that occur across the life span. Patient education procedures, wellness and prevention reviewed with each unit. Internet research will be used for a variety of health topics. Build medical terminology, definition and pronunciation with key terms for each unit of study. Units studied: lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, nutrition, dietary needs of special populations, nervous, sensory, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, common childhood diseases and end of life care. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAP 544Loading...
MAP603Employment Seminar1Students identify job opportunities, update resumes, compose cover letters and complete paper and online employment applications. Mock interviewing, guest speakers and application processes assist students in securing employment. Mandatory reporter training is also included. Corequisite: MAP 624.Loading...
MAP606Professional Development III1Course provides an opportunity for students to discuss situations that arise in the practicum experience. Weekly time sheets and activity reports are reviewed by the practicum coordinator to ensure that the student has adequate opportunity to utilize cognitive knowledge in the application of psychomotor and affective skills while working in all areas of the clinic. Oral reports are given by the students to incorporate critical thinking skills. Students are made aware of a wide variety of community services available to patients. Corequisite: MAP 624Loading...
MAP624Practicum5This course provides the student a supervised practicum in an ambulatory healthcare setting. A minimum of 280 hours is obtained. Onsite supervision is provided by an individual who has knowledge of the medical assistant profession. Students will not receive compensation/payment, monetary or otherwise, from the practicum site. The practicum experience allows the student to demonstrate critical thinking by incorporating cognitive knowledge in the performance of psychomotor and affective domain skills in the administrative, clinical and laboratory areas. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all courses in first two terms, Corequisite: MAP 252Loading...
MAP803Internship-Medical Office Spec3This course is comprised of a one-hour weekly seminar class and a 128-hour onsite instructor approved internship experience. Emphasis is on the technical, interpersonal, and team skills required to be successful in the medical office environment. (Pass/Fail) Prerequisites: HSC 121with a "C" or better and MAP 532 with a "C" or better and MTR 121 with a "C" or better and ADM 215 with a "C" or betterLoading...
MAP806Intern Seminar-Med Ofc Spc1An examination of topics concerning leadership, front office protocol, job seeking skills, and HIPAA. This interactive course takes “real life” situations shared with the class from students weekly practical experience and provides an opportunity to problem solve solutions. Prerequisite: MTR 121, HSC 121, MAP 532, ADM 215, ADM 221, all with a C or better. Corequisite: MAP 807.Loading...
MAP807Internship-Medical Ofc Spec2Weekly examination of medical office skills and protocol relevant to the internship work experience. Identify leadership skills, personality styles, proper medical etiquette, HIPAA guidelines. Prerequisite: HSC 121, MAP 532, MTR 121, ADM 215, ADM 221, all with a C or better. Corequisite: MAP 806.Loading...
MAT034Arithmetic3A review of the fundamental operations of arithmetic, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions. This is a college preparatory course designed for those students who need to review and improve their knowledge of the fundamentals of mathematics. College preparatory courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements. Prerequisite: Placement score and/or prerequisite required.Loading...
MAT053Pre-Algebra4A review of arithmetic and an introduction to algebra. This is a college preparatory course designed to strengthen arithmetic skills and introduce basic concepts of algebra in preparation for MAT 063. College preparatory courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements. Prerequisite: Placement score and/or prerequisite required.Loading...
MAT063Elementary Algebra4A beginning algebra course covering most elementary topics of algebra. This includes the real number system, solving equations and inequalities, polynomials, fractional equations and radical expressions. This is an adaptor course designed for students with no algebra background or for students who need review. It is designed to prepare students for MAT 141(Finite Math) or MAT 773(Applied Math II). Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 14% or MAT 053 with grade of C- or higher.Loading...
MAT064College Prep Math4This is a college preparatory course for students with no algebra background or for students who need to review. It is designed to prepare students for enrollment in MAT 110 (Math for Liberal Arts) or MAT 157 (Statistics). This course includes math study skills, arithmetic skills, problem-solving, algebra and geometry. This class is not recommended for science, math or engineering majors. College preparatory courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 14% or MAT 034 with grade of C- or higher or MAT 053 with grade of C- or higher.Loading...
MAT073Elementary Algebra II4A review of elementary algebra along with new topics, including exponents and radicals, functions and graphs, quadratic equations, inequalities and systems of equations. This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements. Prerequisite:Placement score and/or prerequisite required. Minimum ALEKS scores of 30% or MAT 063 with grade of C- or higher.Loading...
MAT093Math Study Skills1Provides students with the study techniques necessary for successful completion of their college preparatory or college credit math courses. It also addresses feelings and attitudes that might block math learning and offers strategies and techniques designed to overcome these feelings. College preparatory courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.Loading...
MAT110Math for Liberal Arts3The student will begin to think critically by studying logic, sets and statistical reasoning. The student will examine problem-solving and decision-making by studying probability, application of statistical data, modeling, and financial mathematics. The student will become aware of possible abuses of mathematics. Finally the student will understand the broad usefulness of mathematics by studying history of mathematics and application of mathematics in art, music, business and/or politics. Prerequisite: Placement score and/or prerequisite required. Minimum ALEKS scores of 30% or MAT 064 with grade of C- or higher.Loading...
MAT114Elementary Educators Math I3This is the first of two courses focusing on math concepts taught in K-6. Topics will be covered from both a practical and theoretical standpoint, with an emphasis on practical understanding using concrete examples. Course content includes problem solving, systems of whole numbers, numeration, algorithms for computation, topics from number theory, and topics from geometry including measurement, polygons, polyhedra, congruence and transformations. This course is for students in education fields and is not appropriate for students majoring in other areas. This is not a methods course. Prerequisite: Placement score and/or prerequisite required. Minimum ALEKS scores of 46% or MAT 073 with a C- or higher.Loading...
MAT116Elementary Educators Math II3This course is a continuation of MAT 114. Course content includes basic 2D and 3D geometry and measurement, elementary probability, data analysis and statistics, operations and algorithms for computing with fractions, decimals, percents and integers. Prerequisite: MAT 114 with a grade of "C-" or betterLoading...
MAT121College Algebra4This course provides an intensified study of algebraic techniques and prepares students for future study in mathematics. The central theme of this course is the concept of a function and its graph. Topics include functions, exponents, logarithms, systems of equations, matrices, polynomials, conic sections and probability. Prerequisite: Placement score and/or prerequisite required. Minimum ALEKS scores of 46% or MAT 073 with a C- or higher.Loading...
MAT129Precalculus5Polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, vectors, complex numbers, elementary theory of equations, linear systems, matrices, and analytic geometry. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS scores of 61% or MAT 130 with a C- or betterLoading...
MAT130Trigonometry3Circular functions and their inverses, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, solving triangles and graphing. Prerequisite: Placement score and/or prerequisite required. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS scores of 46% or MAT 121 with a C- or higher.Loading...
MAT141Finite Math4A general education course in practical mathematics for those students not majoring in mathematics or science. This course will include such topics as set operations and applications, methods of counting, probability, systems of linear equations, matrices, geometric linear programming and an introduction to Markov chains. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 30% or MAT 063 with a C- or higher.Loading...
MAT148Linear Algebra w/Applications4A study of the use and application of matrices in the solution of systems of linear equations, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, bases and projections. Linear algebra is a core course in many engineering, physics, mathematics and computer science programs. This course makes heavy use of computing technology. Graphing calculators required. Prerequisite: MAT 211 or equivalent with a C- or better.Loading...
MAT157Statistics4Tabular and graphical presentation, measures of central tendency and variability, standard elementary procedures involving the binomial, normal, student's T, chi-square and F distributions, correlation, regression, analysis of variance and several nonparametric procedures. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 30% or MAT 064 with a C- or higher.Loading...
MAT160Statistical Business Appl.2This is the second course in the statistics sequence. Course content includes application and interpretation of probability and statistics as applied to business situations by using sampling, confidence intervals, control charges, simple linear regression analysis, multiple regression analysis, correlation analysis, data analysis, time series analysis, hypothesis testing and computer analysis. Prerequisite: MAT 157 with a grade of C- or better.Loading...
MAT162Prin. of Business Statistics4Make inferences about population parameters. Conduct regression inferential analyses. Obtain, present and organize statistical data using measures of location and dispersion; the Normal distribution; sampling distributions; estimation and confidence intervals; inference for simple linear regression analysis. Use computers to visualize and analyze data. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 46% or MAT 073 with a C- or better.Loading...
MAT164Calculus for Busn/Social Sci4Functions, graphs, differential calculus, integral calculus, introduction to max-min theory for functions of two variables. Emphasis on application of calculus to business problems. Not a substitute for MAT 211 and MAT 217. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS scores of 61% or MAT 121 with a C- or better.Loading...
MAT211Calculus I5Introduction to limits, continuity, differentiation, applications of the derivative, the definite and indefinite integral, numerical integration, exponential and logarithmic functions, other transcendental functions and introduction to differential equations. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS scores of 76% or MAT 121 and MAT 130 both with a grade of C- or higher or MAT 129 with a grade of C- or higher.Loading...
MAT217Calculus II5Continuation of Calculus I. Topics include applications of integration, integration techniques, L'Hopital's rule, improper integrals, infinite sequences, series, Taylor and Maclaurin series, the calculus of plane curves, parametric equations and polar equations. Prerequisite: MAT 211 with a C- or better.Loading...
MAT219Calculus III4Continuation of Calculus II. Topics include vectors and vector-valued functions, tangent and normal vectors, arc length and curvature, vector fields, line and surface integrals, Green's theorem, the divergence theorem and Stokes's theorem, multivariable functions, partial derivatives, directional derivatives and gradients, optimization of multivariable functions. Prerequisite: MAT 217 or equivalent with a grade of C- or higher.Loading...
MAT227Diff Equations with Laplace4Ordinary differential equations, systems of ordinary differential equations, Laplace transforms, numerical methods and applications. Prerequisite: MAT 217 with a grade of C- or better.Loading...
MAT772Applied Math3A course in elementary mathematical skills for technicians. Topics covered include fundamental operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and signed numbers; percents; geometric figures and basic constructions; area and volume formulas; English/Metric systems; measurements; and the interpretation of graphs and charts.Loading...
MAT773Applied Math II3A course in algebra and trigonometry for technicians. Topics covered include polynomials, equations, systems of linear equations, factoring, quadratic equations, trigonometry, powers, roots and logarithms. Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS scores of 30% or MAT 063 with a C- or higherLoading...
MAT900Field Studies in Actuarial Sc4This course is designed to give the student the opportunity to study the mathematical foundational concepts of life, property and casualty, and health insurance as well as how actuarial science is applied with the insurance industry outside the typical classroom setting. Students will learn foundational mathematical concepts and apply their learning to real world problems within the industry. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.Loading...
MAT926Honors Seminar2Discussion seminar, topics will include a range of subjects determined by students' interest.Loading...
MDT101Survey of Mobile Dev Tech3This course provides students with an introduction to mobile applications and general knowledge of how such applications are developed, marketed, distributed and utilized. This course examines the prevalence of mobile applications and the skills necessary to become a developer of mobile applications.Loading...
MDT103The Business of App Dev3An introductory course exploring effective business strategies and successful marketing solutions in the mobile application arena. Identify proven techniques to transform an idea into a profitable app with sales longevity. Discuss how to promote an app to stand out in a crowded marketplace.Loading...
MDT105Mobile User Interface Design3An introductory course exploring techniques to create applications providing a rich user experience (UX) on mobile devices with limited screen size, multi-touch screen control and passive sensing capabilities. Identify methods used to gain a thorough understanding of user needs, translate user needs into design solutions and evaluate designs through usability testing. Discuss best practices applicable to user interface (UI) design for mobile applications.Loading...
MDT106Mobile Device Security3An introductory course identifying key threats across the mobile environment and techniques to reduce the risk to end-user data on mobile devices. Discuss the range of threats, the potential harm to end-users and the need to provide additional security in mobile apps. Explore app design principles that incorporate countermeasures to attacks targeting mobile devices.Loading...
MDT110Android App Development I3An initial course in developing applications for Android platforms. Explore the Android framework and the foundational components of Android applications. Utilize the Android development environment to create applications implementing common user interface features and functionality. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CIS 171.Loading...
MDT120Apple App Development I3An initial course in developing applications for Apple iOS platforms. Explore the iOS and the foundational components of Apple mobile device applications. Utilize the development environmental to create applications implementing common user interface features and functionality. Pre/Corequisite: MDT 121 or CIS 161.Loading...
MDT121Objective-C for Apple Apps3An introduction to Objective-C programming language fundamentals used for Apple mobile application development. Explore Objective-C key language elements and Apple-specific frameworks required for mobile applications. Utilize Apple developer tools to create Objective-C programs implementing object-oriented functionality.Loading...
MDT210Android App Development II3A second course in developing applications for Android platforms. Introduce features to enhance and extend the functionality of Android applications. Investigate best practices for mobile application development. Detail the distribution process to publish applications in the marketplace. Prerequisite: MDT 110 or instructor permissionLoading...
MDT220Apple App Development II3A second course in developing applications for Apple iOS platforms. Introduce features to enhance and extend the functionality of Apple mobile device applications. Investigate best practices for mobile application development. Detail the distribution process to publish applications in the marketplace. Prerequisite: MDT 120.Loading...
MDT310Mobile Web App Fundamentals3An initial course in developing applications for mobile devices using client-side web technologies. Develop mobile web applications using HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript to enable the same application to run on different mobile platforms. Structure and code mobile web apps to run like native apps. Discuss the capability to include native bridging to device-level features. Pre/Corequisite: MDT 210 or MDT 220.Loading...
MDT320Mobile Data Storage Mngmt3This course examines how to build apps that persist and use data effectively on mobile devices. Explore how to create an efficient data model to represent data and learn how to work with data objects to refine result sets. Introduce techniques developers use in data-driven apps to store and retrieve data utilizing the device's native database. Discuss the opportunities for using the cloud environment to store and stream data. Pre/Corequisite: MDT 210 or MDT 220.Loading...
MDT330Location Based Svcs and Sensors3An initial course in developing mobile applications utilizing built-in sensors to inform the app about the device’s state and its external environment. Develop mobile apps using Location Based Services (LBS) to enhance the app’s functionality. Discuss the device’s ability to implement Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Pre/Corequisite: MDT 210 or MDT 220.Loading...
MDT341Mobile Game Development I3Identify and discuss the concepts and technologies of mobile computer game design and development. Discuss the mobile gaming industry and its expectations and opportunities. Understand how mobile games are developed, marketed, and distributed. Design and develop your own mobile computer games using a variety of software tools. Pre/Corequisite: MDT 210 or MDT 220.Loading...
MFG105Machine Shop Measuring3A study of measurements as used in industry. Units of instruction include tools, gauges, comparators, gauge blocks and inspection practices.Loading...
MFG121Machine Trade Printreading I2A beginning and intermediate blueprint reading course covering basic visualization of shapes and sizes and freehand sketching of objects. Includes section lining, print alterations and projections.Loading...
MFG132Machine Trade Printreading II3An advanced blueprint reading course involving study of industrial metal work drawings as they apply to planning and laying out of jigs and fixtures. Prerequisite: MFG 121Loading...
MFG140Geometric Dimension/Tolerance1A basic course explaining the GD & T system and the symbols used within it.Loading...
MFG152Rel Weld Blueprint - Mfg Tech1Basic skills will be developed in reading welding blueprints with emphasis on welding symbols.Loading...
MFG171Manufacturing Welding I2Basic skills will be developed in welding beads and buildup surfacing in the flat position, welding with oxy-acetylene equipment, and an introduction to GMAC welding.Loading...
MFG172Related Welding - Indust Maint3A related welding course for industrial maintenance technicians. Topics include the theory and operation of welding equipment, related safety issues, metallurgy and related properties.Loading...
MFG199Intro to Safety Science3This course will cover the introduction to safety in business and industry. It will familiarize students with terminology and economics, along with the social, environmental, ethical and regulatory pressures of today. Overview of physical safety, protection, and chemical, biological and mechanical hazards.Loading...
MFG250Engine Lathe Theory1An introductory level course explaining the theory of the basic operation and care of an engine lathe. Corequisite: MFG 251Loading...
MFG251Engine Lathe Operations Lab2An introductory-level course for the metal cutting lathe. During this course, students will become familiar with the basic setups as well as safe operation and care of a lathe in a lab environment. Corequisite: MFG 250Loading...
MFG252Engine Lathe Theory II2An advanced-level course explaining complex setups and procedures for lathes. Prerequisite: MFG 250. Corequisite: MFG 253Loading...
MFG253Engine Lathe Operations Lab II3An advanced course for the metal cutting lathe. During this course, students will become familiar with advanced setups as well as safe operation and care of a lathe. Prerequisite: MFG 251. Corequisite: MFG 252Loading...
MFG260Mill Operations Theory1An introductory-level course explaining the theory of the basic operation and care of vertical milling machines. Corequisite: MFG 261Loading...
MFG261Milling Operations Lab2An introductory-level course for the vertical mill. During this course, students will become familiar with basic setups as well as the safe operation and care of a milling machine in a lab environment. Corequisite: MFG 260 or instructor approval.Loading...
MFG270Grinders Theory1Theoretical explanation of procedures in surface grinding. Corequisite: MFG 271Loading...
MFG271Grinders Lab3During this course, students will become familiar with basic setups as well as the safe operation and care of a surface grinder in a lab environment. Corequisite: MFG 270Loading...
MFG273Mill Operations II2An advanced course for the vertical and horizontal milling machines. During this course, students will become familiar with advanced setups and machining concepts as well as the safe operation and care of milling machines. Prerequisite: MFG 260. Corequisite: MFG 274Loading...
MFG274Mill Operations Lab II3An advanced course for the vertical and horizontal milling machines. During this course, students will become familiar with advanced setups and machining concepts as well as the safe operation and care of milling machines. Prerequisite: MFG 261. Corequisite: MFG 273Loading...
MFG276Hand and Bench Machine Tools1Machine shop procedures including shop safety, hand tools, layout and tool grinding. Operations on drill presses, pedestal grinders and sawing machines.Loading...
MFG290Heat Treatments1An introduction to the physical and mechanical characteristics of metals directly associated with the area of heat treatment. Includes structure and composition of metals, testing, hardening, tempering and annealing.Loading...
MFG330CNC Mill Operations Theory1An introductory-level course explaining the theory behind the basic operation and programming of a CNC vertical machining center. Corequisite: MFG 331. Prerequisite: MFG 260 or instructor approval.Loading...
MFG331CNC Mill Operations Lab2An introductory-level course for programming and operating a CNC milling center in a lab environment. Corequisite: MFG 330. Prerequisite: MFG 261 or instructor approval.Loading...
MFG337CNC Mill Programming Theory2An introductory level course explaining the theory behind the basic programming of a CNC machining center. Prerequisite: MFG 260 or Instructor Approval. Corequisite: MFG 338Loading...
MFG338CNC Mill Setup and Oper Lab1An introductory level course for setting up and operating Vertical and Horizontal CNC Mills in a lab environment. Prerequisiste: MFG 261 or Instructor ApprovalLoading...
MFG340Basic Lathe Operation1Course covers setup and operation of the metal lathe, including lathe parts, materials and safety procedures.Loading...
MFG341Vertical Mill Operation1Vertical mill operation is explained and reinforced with practical experience using vertical milling machines.Loading...
MFG350CNC Lathe Operations Theory1An introductory-level course explaining the theory behind the basic operation and programming of a CNC lathe. Corequisite: MFG 351. Prerequisite: MFG 250 or instructor approval.Loading...
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