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HEALTH (HLT)

HLT 106 First Aid & Safety
Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety and first aid. Lecture 2 hours per week. (2 cr.)

HLT 116 Introduction to Personal Wellness Concepts
Introduces students to the dimensions of wellness including the physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual, occupational, and social components. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. (2-3 cr)

HLT 121 Introduction to Drug Use & Abuse
Explores the use and abuse of drugs in contemporary society with emphasis upon sociological, physiological, and psychological effects of drugs. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HLT 135 Child Health and Nutrition
Focuses on the physical needs of the preschool child and the methods by which these are met. Emphasizes health routines, hygiene, nutrition, feeding and clothing habits, childhood diseases, and safety as related to health growth and development. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HLT 143 Medical Terminology*
Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.) *Does not meet HLT/PE requirement for degree and certificate programs.

HLT 160 Personal Health and Fitness
Studies the relationships between health and fitness. Topics include nutrition, disease prevention, weight control, smoking and health, medical care, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, and the relationship between physical and mental health. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HLT 200 Human Sexuality
Provides a basic understanding of human sexuality. Includes anatomy, physiology, pregnancy, family planning, venereal diseases, and sexual variations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HLT 215 Personal Stress & Stress Management
Provides a basic understanding of stress and its physical, psychological, and social effects. Includes the relationships between stress and change, self-evaluation, sources of stress, and current coping skills for handling stress. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. (2-3 cr.)

HLT 230 Principles of Nutrition & Human Development
Teaches the relationship between nutrition and human development. Emphasizes nutrients, balanced diet, weight control, and the nutritional needs of an individual. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HLT 250 – General Pharmacology*
Emphasizes general pharmacology for the health related professions covering general principles of drug actions/reactions, major drug classes, specific agent within each class, and routine mathematical calculations needed to determine desired dosages. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. 2-3 cr.) *Does not meet HLT/PE requirement for degree and certificate programs.

HISTORY (HIS)

HIS 101-102 History of Western Civilization I-II
Examines the development of western civilization from ancient times to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HIS 111-112 History of World Civilization I-II
Surveys Asian, African, Latin American, and European civilizations from the ancient period to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HIS 121-122 United States History I-II
Surveys United States history from its beginning to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HIS 127 – Women in American History
Studies the role of women and attitudes toward women in American society from colonial times to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HIS 141-142 African-American History I-II
Surveys the history of black Americans from their African origins to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HIS 155 Life in Colonial Virginia
Studies life in Virginia before the American Revolution, including politics, economics, customs, culture, and the slave plantation system. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HIS 205 Local History
Studies the history of the local community and/or region. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HIS 225-226 Topics in European History I-II
Examines selected topics in the history of Europe from ancient times to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HIS 253 – History of Asian Civilizations I
Surveys the civilizations of Asia from their origins to the present. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HIS 267 – The Second World War
Examines causes and consequences of the Second World War. Includes the rise of totalitarianism, American neutrality, military developments, the home fronts, diplomacy, and the decision to use the atomic bomb. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HIS 268 – The American Constitution
Analyzes the origin and development of the United States Constitution. Includes the evolution of civil liberties, property rights, contracts, due process, judicial review, federal-state relationships, and corporate-government relations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HIS 281 – History of Virginia I
Examines the cultural, political, and economic history of the Commonwealth from its beginning to the present. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HOTEL-RESTAURANT INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT (HRI)

HRI 106-107 – Principles of Culinary Arts I-II

Introduces the fundamental principles of food preparation and basic culinary procedures. Stresses the use of proper culinary procedures combined with food science, proper sanitation, standards of quality for food items that are made, and proper use and care of kitchen equipment. Part I of II.

Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.

3 credits

 

HRI 115 – Food Service Managers Sanitation Certification

Presents an accelerated survey of principles and applications of sanitary food service, designed to promote the skills of managers in food service establishments licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. (Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate of achievement is awarded by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association and the student’s name is entered in the Foundation Registry.)

Lecture 1 hour per week.

1 credits

HRI 120 Principles of Food Preparation
Applies scientific principles and techniques to the preparation of food, including carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables, sugars and starches; fats, including both animal and vegetable, as well as natural and manufactured; and proteins, such as milk, cheese, eggs, meats, legumes, fish and shellfish. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. ( 4 cr.)

HRI 125 – Principles of Commercial Food Preparation
Studies the principles related to cooking in large quantities. Includes purchasing, production planning, position assignments and proper use of equipment. Presents and solves problems in expanding and converting recipes, using alternate cooking methods. Considers traditional and computerized methods. Requires field trips. Prerequisite HRI 120 or departmental approval. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HRI 128 – Principles of Baking

Instructs the student in the preparation of breads, pastries, baked desserts, candies, frozen confections, and sugar work. Applies scientific principles and techniques of baking. Promotes the knowledge/skills required to prepare baked items, pastries and confections.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

3 credits

HRI 134 – Food and Beverage Service Management

Provides a conceptual and technical framework for managing the service of meals in a variety of commercial settings. Studies the integration of production and service delivery, guest contact dynamics, reservations management and point-of-sale systems.

Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.

3 credits

 

HRI 140 Fundamentals of Quality for the Hospitality Industry
Teaches quality in the hospitality industry, including material on the total quality management movement. Emphasizes quality from the customer’s perspective. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

 

HRI 145 – Garde Manger

Studies garde manger, the art of decorative cold food preparation and presentation. Provides a detailed practical study of cold food preparation and artistic combination and display of cold foods.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

3 credits

HRI 154 Principles of Hospitality Management
Presents basic understanding of the hospitality industry by tracing the industry’s growth and development, reviewing the organization and management of lodging, food, and beverage operations, and focusing on industry opportunities and future trends. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HRI 158 Sanitation & Safety
Covers the moral and legal responsibilities of management to insure a sanitary and safe environment in a food service operation. Emphasizes the causes and prevention of food-borne illnesses in conformity with federal, state and local guidelines. Focuses on OSHA standards in assuring safe working conditions. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HRI 197 – Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college’s cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college. \Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. (1-5 cr.)

HRI 206 – International Cuisine

Introduces the concepts of cultural differences and similarities and the preparation of the food specialties of the major geographical areas of the world. Focuses on emerging cuisines as they become popular.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

3 credits

 

HRI 207 – American Regional Cuisine

Studies the distinct regional cooking styles of America and its neighbors. Emphasizes the indigenous ingredients as well as the cultural aspect of each region’s cooking style. Includes the preparation of the various regional foods.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

3 credits

 

HRI 218 – Fruit, Vegetable, and Starch Preparation

Instructs the student in the preparation of fruits, vegetables, grains, cereals, legumes and farinaceous products. Promotes the knowledge/skills necessary to prepare menu items from fruits, vegetables, and their byproducts, and to select appropriate uses as meal components.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

3 credits

 

HRI 219 – Stock, Soup, and Sauce Preparation

Instructs the student in the preparation of stocks, soups, and sauces. Promotes the knowledge/skills to prepare stocks, soups, and sauces, and to select appropriate uses as meal components.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. 

3 credits

HRI 255 Human Resources Management & Training for Hospitality & Tourism
Prepares the students for interviewing, training and developing employees. Covers management skills (technical, human, and conceptual) and leadership. Covers the establishment and use of effective training and evaluative tools to improve productivity. Emphasizes staff and customer relations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HUMAN SERVICES (HMS)

HMS 100 – Introduction to Human Services
Introduces human service agencies, roles and careers. Presents an historical perspective of the field as it relates to human services today. Additional topics include values clarification and needs of target populations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HMS 121 – Basic Counseling Skills I
Develops skills needed to function in a helping relationship. Emphasizes skills in attending, listening and responding. Clarifies personal skill strengths, deficits and goals for skill improvement. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HMS 141 – Group Dynamics I
Examines the stages of group development, group dynamics, the role of the leader in a group, and recognition of the various types of group processes. Discusses models of group dynamics that occur as a result of group membership dynamics. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HMS 236 – Gerontology
Examines the process of aging; its implications in relation to health, recreation, education, transportation, meaningful work or activity, and to community resources. Emphasizes experiencing the aging process, facilitating retirement, and application of the helping relationship to work with older adults. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

HUMANITIES (HUM)

HUM 100 – Survey of the Humanities
Introduces the humanities through the art, literature, music, and philosophy of various cultures and historical periods. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DATABASE PROCESSING (ITD)

ITD 110 Web Page Design
Stresses a working knowledge of web site designs, construction, and management using HTML or XHTML. Includes headings, lists, links, images, image maps, tables, forms, and frames. Prerequisite: Recommended ITE 115. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITD 112 Designing Web Page Graphics
Explores the creation of digital graphics for web design. Includes basic design elements such as color and layout will be explored utilizing a computer graphics program(s). Prerequisite: Recommended ITD 110. (3-4 cr.)

ITD 120 – Design Concepts for Mobile Applications

Provides skills for designing both Web-based and stand-alone applications for wireless devices. Details discussions of the needs for applications including mobile phones and a range of rich hand-held devices such as PDA’s. Emphasizes the importance of usability, accessibility, optimization and performance to create fast-loading business enterprise applications and games.

Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

ITD 210 Web Page Design II
Incorporates advanced techniques in web site planning, design, usability, accessibility, advanced site management, and maintenance utilizing web editor software(s). Prerequisite: Recommended ITD 110. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITD 212 Interactive Web Design
Provides techniques in interactive design concepts to create cross-platform, low-bandwidth animations utilizing a vector based application. Emphasizes the importance of usability, accessibility, optimization and performance. Prerequisite: Recommended ITD 110. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS (ITE)

ITE 100 Introduction to Information Systems
Covers the fundamentals of computers and computing and topics which include impact of computers on society, ethical issues, and terminology. Provides discussion about available hardware and software as well as their application. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITE 119 – Information Literacy
Presents the information literacy core competencies focusing on the use of information technology skills. Skills and knowledge will be developed in database searching, computer applications, information security and privacy, and intellectual property issues. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ITE 120 – Principles of Information Systems
Provides an overview of the fundamentals of computer information systems. Focuses on the role of computers in business today including hardware, software, analysis, design and implementation of information systems. Includes an introduction to computer ethics, and business and personal security. Exposes students to techniques used in programming and system development. Utilizes a hands-on component for spreadsheets, databases, and web design applications. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITE 127 Microcomputer Software: Beginning Windows
Imparts first-time users with sufficient information to make practical use of the Windows software package. Presents the basics of the features and applications included in the Windows operating system package. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

ITE 130 Introduction to Internet Services
Provides students with a working knowledge of Internet terminology and services including e-mail, WWW browsing, search engines, ftp, file compression, and other services using a variety of software packages. Provides instruction for basic web page construction. Lecture 3-4 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software
Covers the use of spreadsheet software to create spreadsheets with formatted cells and cell ranges, control pages, multiple sheets, charts, and macros. Topics include type and edit text in a cell, enter data on multiple worksheets, work with formulas and functions, create charts, pivot tables, and styles, insert headers and footers, and filter data. Covers MOS Excel objectives. Lecture 3-4 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITE 160 Introduction to e-Commerce
Studies the culture and demographics of the Internet, on-line business strategies and the hardware and software tools necessary for Internet commerce. Includes the identification of appropriate target segments, the development of product opportunities, pricing structures, distribution channels over the Internet, and the execution of marketing strategy in computer- mediated environments. Presents case histories of successful Web applications. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration
Incorporates advanced computer concepts including the integration of a software suite. Prerequisite: ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NETWORKING (ITN)

ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts
Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Includes selected topics in network implementation, support and LAN/WAN connectivity. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITN 106 – Microcomputer Operating Systems
Teaches use of operating system utilities and multiple-level directory structures, creation of batch files, and configuration of microcomputer environments. May include a study of graphical user interfaces.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITN 107 – Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting
Includes specially designed instruction to give a student a basic knowledge of hardware and software configurations. Includes the installation of various peripheral devices as well as basic system hardware components. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMING (ITP)

ITP 120 Java Programming I
Entails instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming using Java. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of console and graphical user interface applications. Prerequisite: Recommended ITP 100 or ITP 102. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITP 130 C Programming I
Stresses instruction in fundamentals of structured programming using C. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of console applications. Prerequisite: Recommended ITP 100 or ITP 102. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITP 132 C++ Programming I
Centers instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming and design using C++. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of C++ applications. Prerequisite: Recommended ITP 100 or ITP 102. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITP 136 C# Programming I
Presents instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming and design using C#. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of applications within the .NET framework. Prerequisite: Recommended ITP 100 or ITP 102. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITP 154 Basic Programming I
Involves instruction in development of structured programs using BASIC from problems or specifications. Prerequisite: Recommended ITP 100 or equivalent. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ITP 160 – Introduction to Game Design & Development

Introduces object-oriented game design and development. Provides overview of the electronic game design and development process and underlines the historical contest, content creation strategies, game careers, and future trends in the industry. Utilizes a game language environment to introduce game design, object-oriented paradigms, software design, software development and product testing. Teaches skills of writing a game design document and creating a game with several levels and objects. Integrate 2D animations, 3D models, sound effects, and background music as well as graphic backgrounds. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

 

ITP 165 – Gaming and Simulation

Introduces students to the concepts and applications of gaming and simulation through the use of gaming and simulation tools, as well as through basic programming skills. 3-4 credits

ITP 232 C++ Programming II
Presents in-depth instruction of advanced object-oriented techniques for data structures using C++. Prerequisite: Recommended ITP 132. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

Japanese (JPN)

JPN 101 – Beginning Japanese I
Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese, and emphasizes the structure of the language. Part I of II. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (4-5 cr.)

JPN 102 – Beginning Japanese II
Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese, and emphasizes the structure of the language. Part II of II. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (4-5 cr.)

This page was reviewed on June 11, 2013, updated on May 23, 2014. 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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