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BROADCASTING (BCS)

BCS 110 – Fundamentals in Video Production
Studies the use of video equipment and the application of production techniques and aesthetics in electronic media, and develops fundamental production skills through hands on experience with cameras, video tape records, video switcher, graphic computers, and lighting instruments. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

BCS 115 – Audio Production for Electronic Media
Studies the use of audio equipment and the application of production techniques and aesthetics in electronic media, and develops production skills through hands-on experience with mixing boards, tape recorders, compact disc players, cart machines and microphones. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

BCS 130 – Media Performance
Studies electronic media announcing techniques, including phonetics, pronunciation, enunciation, and modes of articulatory expression. Provides practical experience through performance exercises. Prerequisite: BCS 115. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 cr.)

BCS 230 – Advanced Video Production
Studies advanced video production techniques and aesthetics in electronic media, production planning, and producer/director responsibilities; develops advanced production skills through hands-on experience with video equipment and directing skills through student directed video productions. Prerequisite: BCS 125. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week. (4 cr.)

BCS 297 – 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.)

BIOLOGY (BIO)

BIO 101-102 General Biology I-II
Explores fundamental characteristics of living matter from the molecular level to the ecological community with emphasis on general biological principles. Introduces the diversity of living organisms, their structure, function and evolution. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

BIO 141 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

BIO 142 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

BIO 205 General Microbiology
Examines morphology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and control of microorganisms. Emphasizes application of microbiological techniques to selected fields. Prerequisites one year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

BIO 215 Plant Life of Virginia
Focuses on identification and ecological relationships of the native plants of Virginia. Emphasizes shrubs, vines, weeds, wildflowers, ferns, and mushrooms, Lecture 2 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 cr.)

BIO 270 – General Ecology
Studies interrelationships between organisms and their natural and cultural environments with emphasis on populations, communities, and ecosystems. Prerequisite BIO 101-102 or divisional approval. Lecture 2-3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-9 hours per week. 3-4 credits

BIO 275 Marine Ecology
Applies ecosystem concepts to marine habitats. Includes laboratory and field work. Prerequisite BIO 101-102 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hour. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. ( 4 cr.)

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (BUS)

BUS 100 Introduction to Business
Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Develops business vocabulary. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

BUS 111 Principles of Supervision I
Teaches the fundamentals of supervision, including the primary responsibilities of the supervisor. Introduces factors relating to the work of supervisor and subordinates. Covers aspects of leadership, job management, work improvement, training and orientation, performance evaluation, and effective employee/supervisor relationships. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.) Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

BUS 116 Entrepreneurship
Presents the various steps considered necessary when going into business. Includes areas such as product-service analysis, market research evaluation, setting up books, ways to finance startup, operations of the business, development of business plans, buyouts versus starting from scratch, and franchising. Uses problems and cases to demonstrate implementation of these techniques. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

BUS 117 Leadership Development
Covers interpersonal relations in hierarchical structures. Examines the dynamics of teamwork, motivation, handling change and conflict and how to achieve positive results through others. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

BUS 149 – Workplace Ethics
Provides a broad overview of ethics in the modern day business world including workforce skill building and self awareness through group discussions. Discusses workplace topics such as diversity, substance abuse, hiring and firing and workplace practices, appropriate dress, communication, business ethics, and interviewing. Lecture 1 hour per week. (1 cr.)

BUS 165 Small Business Management
Identifies management concerns unique to small businesses. Introduces the requirements necessary to initiate a small business, and identifies the elements comprising a business plan. Presents information establishing financial and administrative controls, developing a marketing strategy, managing business operations, and the legal and government relationships specific to small businesses. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

BUS 200 Principles of Management
Teaches management and the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Focuses on application of management principles to realistic situations managers encounter as they attempt to achieve organizational objectives. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

BUS 201 Organizational Behavior
Presents a behavioral oriented course combining the functions of management with the psychology of leading and managing people. Focuses on the effective use of human resources through understanding human motivation and behavior patterns, conflict management and resolution, group functioning and process, the psychology of decision-making, and the importance of recognizing and managing change. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

BUS 205 Human Resource Management
Introduces employment, selection, and placement of personnel, forecasting, job analysis, job descriptions, training methods and programs, employee evaluation systems, compensation, benefits, and labor relations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

BUS 220 – Introduction to Business Statistics
Introduces statistics as a tool in decision-making. Emphasizes ability to collect, present, and analyze data. Employs measures of central tendency and dispersion, statistical inference, index numbers, probability theory, and time series analysis. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

BUS 226 Computer Business Applications
Provides a practical application of software packages, including spreadsheets, word processing, database management, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of programs in accounting techniques, word processing, and management science application. Prerequisite: keyboarding competence. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 cr)

BUS 236 Communication in Management
Introduces the functions of communication in management with emphasis on gathering, organizing, and transmitting facts and ideas. Teaches the basic techniques of effective oral and written communication. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

BUS 265 – Ethical Issues in Management
Examines the legal, ethical, and social responsibilities of management. May use cases to develop the ability to think and act responsibly. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

BUS 270 – Interpersonal Dynamics in the Business Organization
Focuses on intra-and interpersonal effectiveness in the business organization. Includes topics such as planning and running effective meetings, networking and politicking, coaching and mentoring, making effective and ethical decisions, developing interpersonal skills that are essential to effective managers, and to improve skills in verbal, non-verbal, and written communication. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

BUS 285 Current Issues in Management
Designed as a capstone course for management majors, the course is designed to provide an integrated perspective of the current issues and trends in business management. Contemporary issues will be explored in a highly participatory class environment. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

CHEMISTRY (CHM)

CHM 101-102 General Chemistry I-II

Emphasizes experimental and theoretical aspects of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. Discusses general chemistry concepts as they apply to issues within our society and environment. Designed for the non-science major. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

CHM 111-112 College Chemistry I-II
Explores the fundamental laws, theories, and mathematical concepts of chemistry. Designed primarily for science and engineering majors. Requires a strong background in mathematics. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

CHM 241 – Organic Chemistry I
Introduces fundamental chemistry of carbon compounds, including structures, physical properties, syntheses, and typical reactions. Emphasizes reaction mechanisms. Part I of II Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): CHM 112, (3 cr.)

CHM 242 – Organic Chemistry II
Introduces fundamental chemistry of carbon compounds, including structures, physical properties, syntheses, and typical reactions. Emphasizes reaction mechanisms. Part II of II. (3 cr.). Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): CHM 241, (3 cr.). (Corequisite CHM 244)

CHM 243 – Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Is taken concurrently with CHM 241 and CHM 242. Part I of II.Laboratory 3 hours per week. (1 cr.)

CHM 244 – Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Is taken concurrently with CHM 241 and CHM 242. Part II of II. Laboratory 3 hours per week. (1 cr.)

COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING (CAD)

CAD 201 – Computer Aided Drafting and Design I
Teaches computer-aided drafting concepts and equipment designed to develop a general understanding of components of a typical CAD system and its operation. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 201 and DRF 201.) Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

CAD 202 – Computer Aided Drafting and Design II
Teaches production drawings and advanced operations in computer aided drafting. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 202 and DRF 202.) Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. 3-4 credits

CAD 238 – Computer Aided Modeling and Rendering I
Focuses on training students in the contemporary techniques of 3D modeling, rendering, and animation on the personal computer. Introduces the principles of visualization, sometimes known as photo-realism, which enables the student to create presentation drawings for both architectural and industrial product design. Uses computer animation to produce walk-throughs that will bring the third dimension to architectural designs. Part I of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 238 and DRF 238.) Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week. 2-3 credits

CAD 239 – Computer Aided Modeling and Rendering II
Focuses on training students in the contemporary techniques of 3D modeling, rendering, and animation on the personal computer. Introduces the principles of visualization, sometimes known as photo-realism, which enables the student to create presentation drawings for both architectural and industrial product design. Uses computer animation to produce walk-throughs that will bring the third dimension to architectural designs. Part II of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 239 and DRF 239.) Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week. 2-3 credits.

CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (CHD)

CHD 118 – Language Arts for Young Children
Emphasizes the early development of children’s language and literacy skills. Presents techniques and methods for supporting all aspects of early literacy. Surveys children’s literature, and examines elements of promoting oral literacy, print awareness, phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, quality storytelling and story reading. Addresses strategies for intervention and support for exceptional children and English Language Learners. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level. (3 cr.)

CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Introduces early childhood development through activities and experiences in nursery, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary programs. Investigates classroom organization and procedures, and use of classroom time and materials, approaches to education for young children, professionalism, and curricular procedures. Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

CHD 121-122 Childhood Educational Development I-II
Focuses attention on the observable characteristics of children from birth through adolescence. Concentrates on cognitive, physical, social, and emotional changes that occur. Emphasizes the relationship between development and child’s interactions with parents, siblings, peers, and teachers. Lecture 3 hours per week ( 3 cr.)

CHD 125 Creative Activities for Children
Prepares individuals to work with young children in the arts and other creative age-appropriate activities. Investigates effective classroom experiences and open-ended activities. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. ( 3 cr.)

CHD 165 – Obser. and Parti. in Early Ch/Primary Settings
Focuses on observation as the primary method for gathering information about children in early childhood settings. Emphasizes development of skills in the implementation of a range of observation techniques. May be taken again for credit. One hour seminar, 4 hours field placement. Total 5 hours per week. Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level. ( 3 cr.)

CHD 210 – Introduction to Exceptional Children
Reviews the history of and legal requirements for providing intervention and educational services for young children with special needs. Studies the characteristics of children with a diverse array of needs and developmental abilities. Explores concepts of early intervention, inclusion, guiding behavior and adapting environments to meet children’s needs. Lecture 3 hours per week. Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level. ( 3 cr.)

CHINESE (CHI)

CHI 101 – Beginning Chinese I
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills; emphasizes basic Chinese sentence structure. Prerequisite: CHI 101 for CHI 102. Part I of II. Lecture 5 hours per week. (5 cr.)

COMMUNICATION STUDIES AND THEATER (CST)

CST 100 – Principles of Public Speaking
Applies theory and principles of public address with emphasis on preparation and delivery. Lecture 3 hour per week. (3 cr.)

CST 110 – Introduction to Communication
Examines the elements affecting speech communication at the individual, small group, and public communication levels with emphasis on practice of communication at each level. Lecture

CST 130 – Introduction to the Theatre
Surveys the principles of drama, the development of theatre production, and selected plays to acquaint the student with various types of theatrical presentations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

DRAFTING (DRF)

DRF 111-112 Technical Drafting I-II
Introduces technical drafting from the fundamentals through advanced drafting practices. Teaches lettering, metric construction, technical sketching, orthographic projection, sections, intersections, development, fasteners, theory and applications of dimensioning and tolerances. Includes pictorial drawing, and preparation of working and detailed drawings. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 3-7 hours per week. (2-3 cr.)

DRF 155 – Fundamentals of Architectural Drafting
Introduces fundamentals of architectural drafting and planning of functional buildings. Presents architectural lettering, symbols, and dimensioning, and working drawings including site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, and details. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 cr.)

DRF 160 Machine Blueprint Reading
Introduces interpreting of various blueprints and working drawings. Applies basic principles and techniques such as visualization of an object, orthographic projection, technical sketching and drafting terminology. Requires outside preparation. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

DRF 231 – Computer Aided Drafting I
Teaches computer aided drafting concepts and equipment designed to develop a general understanding of components and operate a typical CAD system. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (2-3 cr.)

DRF 232 – Computer Aided Drafting II
Teaches advanced operation in computer aided drafting. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (2-3 cr.)

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