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ACCOUNTING (ACC)

ACC 105 – Office Accounting

Presents practical accounting. Covers the accounting cycle– journals, ledgers, working papers, closing of books–payrolls, financial statements, accounting forms and practical procedures. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ACC 111 Accounting I
Presents fundamental accounting concepts and principles governing the accounting cycle, journals, ledgers, working papers, and preparation of financial statements for sole proprietorships. A laboratory co-requisite (ACC 113) may be required as identified by the college. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ACC 112 – Accounting II
Covers fundamental accounting concepts and principles governing the accounting cycle, journals, ledgers, working papers, and preparation of financial statements for sole proprietorships. A laboratory co-requisite (ACC 114) may be required as identified by the college. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ACC 124 Payroll Accounting
Presents accounting systems and methods used in computing and recording payroll to include payroll taxes and compliance with federal and state legislation. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. (2-3 cr.)

ACC 134 Small Business Taxes
Introduces taxes most frequently encountered in business. Includes payroll, sales, property, and income tax. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. (2-3 cr.)

ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I
Presents accounting principles/application to various businesses. Covers the accounting cycle, income determination, and financial reporting. A laboratory co-requisite (ACC 213) may be required as identified by the college. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II
Emphasizes partnerships, corporations and the study of financial analysis. Includes and introduces cost/managerial accounting concepts. Co-requisite (ACC 214) may be required. Prerequisite: ACC 211. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ACC 215 Computerized Accounting
Introduces the computer in solving accounting problems. Focuses on operation of computers. Presents the accounting cycle and financial statement preparation in a computerized system and other applications for financial and managerial accounting. Prerequisite or corequisite ACC 211 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (ADJ)

ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice
Presents an overview of the United States criminal justice system; introduces the major system components-law enforcement, judiciary, and corrections. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADJ 105 The Juvenile Justice System
Presents the evolution, philosophy, structures and processes of the American juvenile delinquency system; surveys the rights of juveniles, dispositional alternatives, rehabilitation methods and current trends. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADJ 106 Crime and Justice in America
Examines current issues and trends of crime and responses (attitudes, behaviors, structures-both private and public) to crime. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADJ 107 – Survey of Criminology

Surveys the volume and scope of crime; considers a variety of theories developed to explain the causation of crime and criminality. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADJ 116 Special Enforcement Topics
Considers contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in modern law enforcement. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADJ 140 Introduction to Corrections
Focuses on societal responses to the offender. Traces the evolution of practices based on philosophies of retribution, deterrence, and rehabilitation. Reviews contemporary correctional activities and their relationships to other aspects of the criminal justice system. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADJ 157 Computer Security
Examines security concerns with access controls, shutdown alternatives, hardware and software protection, and data encryption. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADJ 201 Criminology
Studies current and historical data pertaining to criminal and other deviant behavior. Examines theories that explain crime and criminal behavior in human society. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADJ 211 Criminal Law, Evidence & Procedures I
Teaches the elements of proof for major and common crimes and the legal classification of offenses. Studies the kinds, degrees and admissibility of evidence and its presentation in criminal proceedings with emphasis on legal guidelines for methods and techniques of evidence acquisition. Surveys the procedural requirements from arrest to final disposition in the various American court systems with focus on the Virginia jurisdiction. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADJ 225 Courts and the Administration of Justice
Studies court systems with emphasis on the technical procedures required, from incident occurrence to final disposition of the case, noting the applicable principles of civil and criminal law; focuses on Virginia courts, laws, and procedures. Prerequisite ADJ 130 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel
Surveys the basic guarantees of liberty described in the U.S. Constitution and the historical development of these restrictions on government power, primarily through U. S. Supreme Court decisions. Reviews rights of free speech, press, assembly, as well as criminal procedure guarantees (to counsel, jury trial, habeas corpus, etc.) as they apply to the activities of those in the criminal justice system. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation
Surveys the fundamentals of criminal investigation procedures and techniques. Examines crime scene search, collecting, handling and preserving evidence. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADJ 248 – Probation, Parole, and Treatment
Surveys the philosophy, history, organization, personnel and functioning of traditional and innovative probation and parole programs; considers major treatment models for clients.Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY (AST)

AST 101 Keyboarding I
Teaches the alpha/numeric keyboard with emphasis on correct techniques, speed, and accuracy. Teaches formatting of basic personal and business correspondence, reports, and tabulation. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 103) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 cr.)

AST 102 Keyboarding II
Develops keyboarding and document production skills with emphasis on preparation of specialized business documents. Continues skill-building for speed and accuracy. Prerequisite AST 101. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 104) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 cr.) 

AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills
Develops skills essential to creating and editing business documents. Covers grammar, spelling, diction, punctuation, capitalization, and other usage problems. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

AST 117 Keyboarding for Computer Usage
Teaches the alphabetic keyboard and 10-key pad. Develops correct keying techniques. Lecture 1 hour per week. (1 cr.)

AST 132 Word Processing I (Specify Software)
Introduces students to a word processing program to create, edit, save and print documents. Lecture 1 hour per week. (1 cr.)

AST 133 Word Processing II (Specify Software)
Presents formatting and editing features of a word processing program. Lecture 1 hour per week. (1 cr.)

AST 141 Word Processing I (Specify Software)
Teaches creating and editing documents, including line and page layouts, columns, fonts, search/replace, cut/ paste, spell/thesaurus, and advanced editing and formatting features of word processing software. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 144) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 cr.)

AST 142 Word Processing II (Specify Software)
Teaches advanced software applications. Prerequisite AST 141 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 145) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 cr.)

AST 147 Introduction to Presentation Software (Specify Software)
Introduces presentation options including slides, transparencies, and other forms of presentations. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

AST 150 Desktop Publishing I (Specify Software)
Presents desktop publishing features including page layout and design, font selection, and use of graphic images. Lecture 1 hour per week. (1 cr.)

AST 232 Microcomputer Office Applications
Teaches production of business documents using word processing, databases, and spreadsheets. Emphasizes document production to meet business and industry standard. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 233) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 cr.)

AST 236 Specialized Software Applications
Teaches specialized integrated software applications on the microcomputer. Emphasizes document production to meet business and industry standards. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 237) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 cr.)

AST 238 Word Processing Advanced Operations
Teaches advanced word processing features including working with merge files, macros, and graphics; develops competence in the production of complex documents. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 239) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 cr.)

AST 243 Office Administration I
Develops an understanding of the administrative support role and the skills necessary to provide organizational and technical support in a contemporary office setting. Emphasizes the development of critical-thinking, problem-solving, and job performance skills in a business office environment. Prerequisite AST 101. Lecture 3 hours per week. ( 3 cr.)

AST 244 Office Administration II
Enhances skills necessary to provide organizational and technical support in a contemporary office setting. Emphasizes administrative and supervisory role of the office professional. Includes travel and meeting planning, office budgeting and financial procedures, international issues, and career development. Prerequisite AST 243 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

AST 253 Advanced Desktop Publishing I
Introduces specific desktop publishing software. Teaches document layout and design, fonts, type styles, style sheets, and graphics. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent and experience in using a word processing package. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 255) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 cr.)

AST 260 Presentation Software
Teaches creation of slides including use of text, clip art, and graphs. Includes techniques for enhancing presentations with on-screen slide show as well as printing to transparencies and handouts. Incorporates use of sound and video clips. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 261) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 cr.)

A/C and Refrigeration (AIR)

AIR 116 Duct Construction and Maintenance
Presents duct materials including sheet metal, aluminum, and fiber glass. Explains development of duct systems, layout methods, safety hand tools, cutting and shaping machines, fasteners and fabrication practices. Includes duct fittings, dampers and regulators, diffusers, heater and air washers, fans, insulation, and ventilating hoods. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (2-3 cr.)

AIR 121 – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I
Studies refrigeration theory, characteristics of refrigerants, temperature, and pressure, tools and equipment, soldering, brazing, refrigeration systems, system components, compressors, evaporators, metering devices. Presents charging and evaluation of systems and leak detection. Explores servicing the basic system. Explains use and care of oils and additives and troubleshooting of small commercial systems. Part I of II. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. 3-4 credits

AIR 134-135 Circuits and Controls I-II
Presents circuit diagrams for air conditioning units, reading and drawing of circuit diagrams, types of electrical controls. Includes analysis of air conditioning circuits, components, analysis and characteristics of circuits and controls, testing and servicing. Introduces electricity for air conditioning which includes circuit elements, direct current circuits and motors, single and three-phase circuits and motors, power distribution systems, and protective devices. Studies the electron and its behavior in passive and active circuits and components. Demonstrates electronic components and circuits as applied to air conditioning system. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-9 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

AIR 154-155 Heating Systems I-II
Introduces types of fuels and their characteristics of combustion; types, components and characteristics of burners, and burner efficiency analyzers. Studies forced air heating systems including troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and servicing. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

AIR 165-166 Air Conditioning Systems I-II
Introduces comfort survey, house construction, load calculations, types of distribution systems, and equipment selection. Introduces designing, layout, installing and adjusting of duct systems, job costs, and bidding of job. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

AIR 171-172 Refrigeration I-II
Introduces basic principles of refrigeration. Includes refrigeration systems, cycles, and use and care of refrigeration tools. Studies shop techniques including soldering, brazing, leak testing, tube testing, tube bending, flaring, and swaging. Analyzes mechanical (vapor compression) systems. Assembles and repairs them including evacuating, charring, testing, and electrical repairs. Introduces advanced troubleshooting and repairs for domestic, commercial and industrial units. Includes medium, low, and ultra low temperature systems of the single and multiple unit types. Includes equipment selection, system balancing, and installation procedures. Lecture 4-6 hours. Laboratory 6-9 hours. Total 10-15 hours per week. (6-9 cr.)

AIR 235 Heat Pumps
Studies theory and operation of reverse cycle refrigeration including supplementary heat as applied to heat pump systems, including service, installation and maintenance. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

AIR 238 Advanced Troubleshooting and Service
Presents advanced service techniques on wide variety of equipment used in refrigeration, air conditioning, and phases of heating and ventilation and controls Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

American Sign Language (ASL)

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

ART (ART)

ART 100 – Art Appreciation
Introduces art from prehistoric times to the present day. Describes architectural styles, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and painting techniques. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ART 101-102 History & Appreciation of Art I-II
Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture, and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ART 105 Art in World Culture
Course Description: Approaches the visual arts conceptually rather than historically. Develops a non-technical understanding of spatial arts such as architecture and industrial design. Includes painting, sculpture, and graphics. (3 cr.)

ART 121-122 Drawing I-II
Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash and color media. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ART 125 – Introduction to Painting
Introduces study of color, composition and painting techniques. Places emphasis on experimentation and enjoyment of oil and/or acrylic paints and the fundamentals of tools and materials. Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ART 243-244 Watercolor I-II
Presents abstract and representational painting in watercolor with emphasis on design, color, composition, technique and value. Prerequisite ART 131, or divisional approval. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 2-4 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ART 150 – History of Film and Animation
Exposes the student to the rich history of temporal imagery from the invention of the zoetrope and kinetoscope through the rise of the moving picture industry and the development of the first animated films to present day television. Chronicles the impact of the moving image in the Twentieth century. Discusses the design and concept of influential works as well as the relationship between these earlier forms of moving graphics and today’s innovative video technology. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

Automotive (AUT )

AUT 100 Introduction to Automotive Shop Practices
Introduces shop practices for automotive laboratory and shop safety, identification and use of hand tools, general power equipment and maintenance of automotive shop. Explains basic operation procedures of standard shop equipment. Presents Occupational Safety and Health Act standards pertaining to the automotive field Lecture 2-3 hours per week. ( 2-3 cr.)

This page was reviewed on June 11, 2013, updated on June 18, 2013. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, or 2013-2014 Catalog.

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