Course Descriptions

General Usage Courses Section 5.3.0.3 of the Virginia Community College System Policy Manual provides for the use of generic-type courses, for general usage, that apply to multiple curricula and to all disciplines. The college catalog shall include course information (number, title, credits and description) as listed in the Master Course File. More specific titles, credits, and course descriptions may be substituted in published class schedules, to clarify topics and content covered in a given semester.

General usage courses may be repeated for credit, and may include lecture, laboratory, out-of-class study, or a combination thereof.

90, 190, 290 Coordinated Internship (discipline) (1-5 credits) Supervises on-the-job training coordinated by the college in selected business, industrial, or service firms. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours per week.

93, 193, 293 Studies In (discipline) (1-5 credits) Covers new content not offered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods in order to assess the course’s viability as a permanent offering. Variable hours per week. A “Studies in” course is intended as an experimental course to test the viability at a permanent offering. Each offering of the course must be approved by the Chief Academic Officer or designee. An experimental course may be offered twice, after which the course must be approved under the appropriate discipline according to VCCS processes for adding new courses to the Master Course File.

95, 195, 295 Topics In (discipline) (1-5 credits) A “Topics in” course is intended to cover topics of an evolving nature or of short-term importance in the discipline. The course must be approved by the academic VP or designee for a period of up to two years. The Chief Academic Officer or designee may approve an extension covering another two-year period, after which the course must be approved under the appropriate discipline according to VCCS processes for adding new courses to the Master Course File. Variable hours per week.

96,196, 296 On-Site Training (discipline) (1-5 credits) Offers opportunities for career orientation and training without pay in selected businesses and industry. Supervised and coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. Variable hours per week.

Policy Approved by State Board for Community Colleges September, 2005. Updated: 05/30/2006 General Usage Courses.

97, 197, 297 Cooperative Education In (discipline) (1-5 credits) Provides on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms. Applies to all career-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. Variable hours per week.

98, 198, 298 Seminar and Project In (discipline) (1-5 credits) Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objective, and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. Variable hours per week.

99, 199, 299 Supervised Study In (discipline) (1-5 credits) Assigns problems for independent study, outside the normal classroom setting but under the guidance and direction of an instructor. Incorporates prior experience and instruction in the discipline. Variable hours per week.

Exceptions to the credit limit may be granted by the Chief Academic Officer.

The prerequisites listed in the following course descriptions are the minimum prerequisites allowed by the Virginia Community College System. Rappahannock Community College may require additional or different prerequisites from those listed. Please see your academic advisor for clarification.

 

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

ACC 231 – Cost Accounting I
Studies cost accounting methods and reporting as applied to job order, process, and standard cost accounting systems. Includes cost control and other topics. Prerequisite: ACC 212 or equivalent. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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

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 credits)

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 credits)

ADJ 164 – Case Studies in Murder/Violent Crime
Introduces the student to the investigation of murder and other violent crimes by means of classic case studies and, to the extent feasible, local case files. Includes methodology, strategy and tactics, analysis, relevant law, and future trends. Covers evidentiary techniques and technologies with a primary focus on how critical thinking is applied to serious violent crime. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

ADJ 216 – Organized Crime and Corruption
Addresses judicial efforts against and involvement in corruption, drug, vice, and white-collar crimes, both individual and organized. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 212 – Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures II
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 II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

ADJ 228 – Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
Surveys the historical and current usage of narcotics and dangerous drugs. Teaches the identification and classification of such drugs and emphasizes the symptoms and effects on their users. Examines investigative methods and procedures utilized in law enforcement efforts against illicit drug usage. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credit)

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

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 credits)

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 credit)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

A/C AND REFRIGERATION (AIR)

AIR 111 – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Controls I
Presents electron theory, magnetism, Ohm’s Law, resistance, current flow, instruments for electrical measurement, A.C. motors, power distribution controls and their application. Part I of II. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (2-3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 205- Hydronics and Zoning

Presents installation, servicing, troubleshooting, and repair of hydronic systems for heating and cooling. Includes hot water and chilled water systems using forced circulation as the transfer medium. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. 3-4 credits


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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

ASL 125 – History & Culture of the Deaf Community I
Presents an overview of various aspects of Deaf Culture, including educational and legal issues. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ASL 201 – American Sign Language III
Develops vocabulary, conversational competence, and grammatical knowledge with a total immersion approach. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects including those unique to ASL. Discusses culture and literature. Contact with the Deaf Community is encouraged to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge. Part I of II. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ASL 202 – American Sign Language IV
Develops vocabulary, conversational competence, and grammatical knowledge with a total immersion approach. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects including those unique to ASL. Discusses culture and literature. Contact with the Deaf Community is encouraged to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge. Part II of II. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ARABIC (ARA)

ARA 101 – Beginning Arabic I

Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic Arabic sentence structure. Discusses the diversity of cultures in the Arab world. Part I of II. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. 4-5 credits

ARA 102 – Beginning Arabic II

Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic Arabic sentence structure. Discusses the diversity of cultures in the Arab world. Part II of II. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. 4-5 credits

ARA 201 – Intermediate Arabic I

Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic Arabic sentence structure. Discuses the diversity of cultures in the Arab world. Classes are conducted in Arabic. Prerequisite: ARA 102. Part I of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

ARA 202 – Intermediate Arabic II

Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic Arabic sentence structure. Discuses the diversity of cultures in the Arab world. Classes are conducted in Arabic. Prerequisite: ARA 102. Part II of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

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 credits)

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 credits)

ART 105 – Art in World Culture
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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

ART 221 – Drawing III
Introduces advanced concepts and techniques of drawing as applied to the figure, still life and landscape. Gives additional instruction in composition, modeling, space and perspective. Encourages individual approaches to drawing. Part I of II. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

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 credits)

BIOLOGY (BIO)

BIO 101 – General Biology I

Focuses on foundations in cellular structure, metabolism, and genetics in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part I of a two-course sequence. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits
Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 plus completion of developmental math unit 3 required or placement in unit 4 or above 4 credits

BIO 102 – General Biology II

Focuses on diversity of life, anatomy and physiology of organisms, and ecosystem organization and processes in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part II of a two-course sequence. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits Prerequisite is BIO 101 4 credits

 

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 credits)

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 credits)

BIO 150 – Introductory Microbiology

Studies the general characteristics of microorganisms. Emphasizes their relationships to individual and community health. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

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 credits)

BIO 220 – Immunology
Provides students with and in-depth understanding of the mammalian immune system. Students begin with a detailed study of the immune system components and move on to an integrated look at the immune response with respect to clinical applications and human health. Prerequisites: BIO 101 or equivalent and BIO 150 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BIO 256 – General Genetics
Explores the principles of genetics ranging from classical Mendelian inheritance to the most recent advances in the biochemical nature and function of the gene. Includes experimental design and statistical analysis. Prerequisite BIO 101-102 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

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 credits)

BIO 278 – Coastal Ecology
Investigates beach, saltmarsh, and estuarine ecosystems including the effects of chemical, geological, and physical factors upon the distribution of organisms. Discusses the effects of pollution and human manipulation of the coastline. Includes observation and identification of coastal plants and animals, and analysis of the dynamics of coastal community structure and function in a field-based setting. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits) 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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credit)

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 credits)

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

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 credits)

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 credits) 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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

BUS 240 – Introduction to Business Law
Presents an introduction to the American legal system, including an overview of the courts, civil and criminal law. Develops an in-depth understanding of contracts, agency law, and business organizations. Also includes an overview of property, UCC Sales, and Commercial Paper. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 241 – Business Law I
Develops a basic understanding of the US business legal environment. Introduces property and contract law, agency and partnership liability, and government regulatory law. Students will be able to apply these legal principles to landlord/tenant disputes, consumer rights issues, employment relationships, and other business transactions. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

CHEMISTRY (CHM)

CHM 101-102 – Introductory 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 credits)

CHM 111-112 – General 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 credits)

CHM 129-130 – Chemistry for a Sustainable World I-II
Studies sustainability and Green Science using a chemical perspective. Explores basic chemical concepts in or of matter, energy, technology, products, practices, toxicity, air, water quality, environment, and public policy issues. Examines renewable, non-renewable energy generation and storage. Studies economical and health benefits of eliminating chemical toxicity and waste. Part I of II. Lecture 3, lab 3 hours per week. Credits: 4 Lecture hours: 3 Laboratory hours: 3 Contact Hours: 6. (4 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits). Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): CHM 241,  (Corequisite CHM 244). (3 credits)

CHM 243 – Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Is taken concurrently with CHM 241 and CHM242. Part I of II. Laboratory 3 hours per week. (1 credit)

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 credit)

CHM 260 – Introductory Biochemistry
Explores fundamentals of biological chemistry. Includes study of macromolecules, metabolic pathways, and biochemical genetics. Prerequisite CHM 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING (CAD)

CAD 201 – Computer Aided Drafting and Design I
Teaches computer-aided drafting concepts and equipment designed to develop a general under-standing 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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

CHD 121 – Childhood Educational Development I

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. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week

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 credits)

CHD 165 – Observation and Participation in Early Childhood / 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 credits)

CHD 166- Infant and Toddler Programs

Examines child growth and development from birth to 36 months. Focuses on development in the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and language domains. Emphasizes the importance of the environment and relationships for healthy brain development during the child’s first three years of life. Investigates regulatory standards for infant/toddler care giving. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits

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 credits)

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 credits)

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

CHI 201 – Conversational Chinese (Mandarin) I
Offers intensive practice in comprehending and speaking Chinese, with emphasis on developing structure and fluency. Prerequisite CHI 102. Part I of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

CHI 202 – Conversational Chinese (Mandarin) II
Offers intensive practice in comprehending and speaking Chinese, with emphasis on developing structure and fluency. Prerequisite CHI 102. Part II of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (CIV)

CIV 110- Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology

Introduces basic skills required for a career in civil engineering technology, focusing on the roles and responsibilities of the engineering team, professional ethics, problem solving with hand calculator and computer applications. Introduces civil engineering materials and analysis, standard laboratory procedures and reporting, and engineering graphics, including instruction in Computer Aided Drafting. Instructs students in oral presentation preparations and delivery. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week. 2 credits

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 credits)

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 2-3 hours per week. (2-3 credits)

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

CST 151 –  Film Appreciation I

Provides students with a critical understanding of film through the discussion and viewing of motion pictures with emphasis upon the study of film history and the forms and functions of film. Students will develop skills to analyze the shared social, cultural and historical influences of films and their contexts. Part I of II  (3 credits)

DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS (MTT)

MTT 1 – Developmental Mathematics (Technology-Based) I
Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of one developmental math unit prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Credits not applicable toward graduation. Credit Hours: 1 Placement scores requiring the student to complete one developmental math unit. (1 credit)

MTT 2 – Developmental Mathematics (Technology-Based) II
Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of any combination of two developmental math units prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Credits not applicable toward graduation. Credit Hours: 2 Placement scores requiring the student to complete two developmental math units. (2 credits)

MTT 3 – Developmental Mathematics (Technology-Based) III
Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of any combination of three developmental math units prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Credits not applicable toward graduation. Credit Hours: 3 Placement scores requiring the student to complete three developmental math units. (3 credits)

MTT 4 – Developmental Mathematics (Technology-Based) IV
Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of any combination of four developmental math units prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Credits not applicable toward graduation. Credit Hours: 4 Placement scores requiring the student to complete 4 developmental math units. (4 credits)

DIESEL (DSL)

DSL 126 – Diesel Engine Reconditioning

Provides basic knowledge of the construction, design, and application of selected modern diesel engines and their components. Covers induction and exhaust systems, cooling and lubricating systems, and fuel injection and governing systems. Provides opportunity to disassemble, inspect, recondition, reassemble, and test selected engines. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 9 hours per week. 6 credits

DSL 131 – Diesel Fuel Systems and Tune-Up

Teaches maintenance, adjustment, testing, and general repair of the typical fuel injection components used on non- automotive diesel engines. Includes engine and fuel system tune-up procedures and troubleshooting using current diagnostic equipment. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 4-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week. 4-5 credits

DSL 143 – Diesel Truck Electrical Systems

Studies the theory and operation of various truck and tractor electrical systems. Covers preheating, starting, generating, and lighting systems. Uses modern test equipment for measurement, adjustment, and troubleshooting.  Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

DSL 150 – Mobile Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Introduces the theory, operation and maintenance of hydraulic/pneumatic systems and devices used in mobile applications. Emphasizes the properties of fluid, fluid flow, fluid states and application of Bernoulli’s equation. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. 3 credits

DSL 152 – Diesel Power Trains, Chassis, and Suspension

Studies the chassis, suspension, steering and brake systems found on medium and heavy-duty diesel trucks. Covers construction features, operating principles and service procedures for such power train components as clutches, multi-speed transmissions, propeller shafts, and rear axles. Teaches operations of modern equipment to correct and adjust abnormalities. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits

DSL 160 – Air Brake Systems

Studies the basic operational theory of pneumatic and air brake systems as used in heavy-duty and public transportation vehicles. Covers various air control valves, test system components, and advanced air system schematics. Teaches proper service and preventative maintenance of systems. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. 3 credits

DSL 176 – Transportation Air Conditioning

Studies fundamentals of transportation air conditioning. Includes repair, service, and troubleshooting of the refrigeration systems used in road vehicles and heavy equipment.

Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week. 2 credits

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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

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 credits)

ECONOMICS (ECO)

ECO 100 – Elementary Economics
Introduces students to the most basic elements of economics without detailed study of theory. Presents and interprets current issues and concerns publicized in the media. Allows students to understand and grasp the importance of local, state, and national issues with economic themes and overtones. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ECO 110 – Consumer Economics
Fosters understanding of American economic system and the individual’s role as a consumer. Emphasizes application of economic principles to practical problems encountered. Alerts students to opportunities, dangers, and alternatives of consumers. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ECO 120 – Survey of Economics
Presents a broad overview of economic theory, history, development, and application. Introduces terms, definitions, policies, and philosophies of market economies. Provides some comparison with other economic systems. Includes some degree of exposure to macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts. Lecture 3 hours. (3 credits)

ECO 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduces macroeconomics including the study of Keynesian, classical, monetarist principles and theories, the study of national economic growth, inflation, recession, unemployment, financial markets, money and banking, the role of government spending and taxation, along with international trade and investments. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ECO 202 – Principles of Microeconomics
Introduces the basic concepts of microeconomics. Explores the free market concepts with coverage of economic models and graphs, scarcity and choices, supply and demand, elasticity’s, marginal benefits and costs, profits, and production and distribution. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

EDUCATION (EDU)

EDU 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. (1-5 credits) EDU 198 – Seminar and Project Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. (1-5 credits)

EDU 200 – Introduction to Teaching as a Profession
Provides an orientation to the teaching profession in Virginia, including historical perspectives, current issues, and future trends in education on the national and state levels. Emphasizes information about teacher licensure examinations, steps to certification, teacher preparation and induction programs, and attention to critical shortage areas in Virginia. Includes supervised field placement (recommended: 40 clock hours) in a K-12 school. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 24 cr.) of transfer courses. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 credits)

EDU 225 – Audiovisual Materials & Computer Software
Prepares students to construct graphic teaching aids, to select and develop materials for instructional support, to operate, maintain and use audiovisual equipment used in the classroom. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 credits)

EDU 235 – Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education
Focuses on the health and developmental needs of children and the methods by which these needs are met. Emphasizes positive health, hygiene, nutrition and feeding routines, childhood diseases, and safety issues. Emphasizes supporting the mental and physical well-being of children, as well as procedures for reporting child abuse. Lecture 3 hours per week. Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level. (3 credits)

EDU 254 – Teaching Basic Academic Skills to Exceptional Children

Develops competencies required to teach readiness and basic skills to children with special needs in private or public school settings. Includes the preparation of lesson plans, instructional units, and Individualized Education Programs (IEP’s). Includes child abuse recognition and intervention training. Emphasizes exceptionalities for students ages 2-21 under Public Law 94-142. Familiarizes students with the indicators of effective teaching. Lecture 3 hours per week 3 credits

EDU 270 – Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Explores the nature of autism and related developmental disorders. Details and discusses current evaluation and assessment measures in ASD. Discusses current intervention strategies and their implementation in the school setting. (3 credits) Part I of III. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

EDU 271 – Methodologies and Curriculum Development for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Details current methodologies used when treating and teaching students with ASD. Emphasizes evidence based intervention strategies such as Assessment of Basic Learning and Language Skills (ABLLS), Verbal Behavior, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and the use of visual schedules. Part II of III. Prerequisite: EDU 270. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

EDU 272 – Methods for Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the School Setting
Discusses effective socialization and behavior management strategies specific to ASD. Presents strategies to promote social skill development and generalization. Demonstrates mastery of assessment and data collection with emphasis on functional behavior. Student will assist a class-room teacher to develop social or behavioral intervention strategies for an ASD child. Part III of III. Prerequisite: EDU 271. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

EDU 285 – Teaching Online Program (TOP)
Instructs educators in the method and practice for delivery of online course content. Includes instructional technology and instructional design theory and practice, with skills and strategies that educators will use to engage students and create a collaborative online environment. Prerequisite: Proficient working knowledge of the current VCCS online course delivery system. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

EDU 287 – Instructional Design for Online Learning
Prepares educators to design online courses that encourage active learning and student participation. Focuses on instructional design practices including the development of content tied to learning objectives and a peer-based approach to evaluating courses. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

EDU 295 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. (1-5 credits)

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY (ELE)

ELE 120 – Electrical/Electronic Survey
Presents the study of passive and active components, devices and circuits. Electrical/electronic components and devices are demonstrated as applied to fundamental analog and digital circuits and electronic systems. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ELE 127 – Residential Wiring Methods
Studies wiring methods and standards used for residential dwellings. Provides practical experience in design, layout, construction, and testing of residential wiring systems by use of scaled mock-ups. Lecture 1-2 hour. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week. 2-3 credits

ELE 138 – National Electrical Code Review I
Covers purpose and interpretation of the National Electrical Code as well as various charts, code rulings and wiring methods. Prepares the student to take the journeyman- level exam. Lecture 2-3 hours per week.2-3 credits

ELE 143-144 – Programmable Controllers I-II
Studies operating characteristics, programming techniques, interfacing, and networking capabilities of programmable logic controllers. Studies controllers with analog and/or digital interfacing, hand-held and/or software programming. Prerequisites: ETR 156, or equivalent. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3 credits)

ELE 149 – Wiring Methods in Industry
Studies the fundamentals of industrial power distribution, circuits, switches, enclosures, panels, fuses, circuit breakers, transformers, and wiring methods, using various charts and tables of the National Electrical Code. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. 3-4 credits

ELE 176 – Introduction to Alternative Energy Including Hybrid Systems
Introduces Alternative Energy with an emphasis on solar photovoltaic systems, small wind turbines technology, the theory of PV technology, PV applications, solar energy terminology, system components, site analysis, PV system integration and PV system connections and small wind turbine technology site analysis. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. 2-3 credits

ELE 233 – Programmable Logic Controller Systems I
Teaches operating and programming of programmable logic controllers. Covers analog and digital interfacing and communication schemes as they apply to system. Prerequisite: ETR 156 and ETR 211 or equivalent. Part I of II. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. 3-4 credits

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY (ETR)

ETR 101 – Electrical/Electronic Calculations I
Teaches calculation methods and fundamental applications and processes to electrical and electronic problems. Stresses basic calculations required in circuit analysis. Includes problem solving utilizing calculators or computers. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ETR 113-114 – DC & AC Fundamentals I-II
Studies DC and AC circuits, basic electrical components, instruments, network theorems, and techniques used to predict, analyze, and measure electrical quantities. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ETR 115 – D.C. and A.C. Circuits
Studies current flow in direct and alternating current circuits with emphasis upon practical problems. Reviews mathematics used in circuit calculations. Introduces concepts of resistance, capacitance, inductance and magnetism. Focuses on electronics/circuits application. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ETR 120 – Shop Practices and Safety
Develops basic skills necessary for safe use of shop tools required for chassis layout and fabrication; includes P. C. board artwork, fabrication and repair, and soldering techniques. May include CAD. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (2 credits)

ETR 144 – Devices and Applications II
Teaches theory of active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors (BJTs), amplifiers and their parameters, FETs, and operational amplifiers. May include UJTs, oscillators, RF amplifiers, thermionic devices and others. Corequisite: knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory or permission of instructor. Part II of II. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ETR 175 – Engineering and Computer Applications
Teaches applications of technical problems, computer operation, and applications of electrical/electronic problems using mid-to-high level language(s) and operating system. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ETR 198 – Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. 1-5 credits

ETR 203 – Electronic Devices I
Studies active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors, amplifiers and others. Prerequisite: Knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory. Part I of II. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ETR 204 – Electronic Devices II
Studies active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors, amplifiers and others. Prerequisite: Knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory. Part II of II. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ETR 263 – Microprocessor Application
Provides an intensive study of fundamentals of microprocessors including architecture, internal operations, memory, I/O devices, machine level programming and interfacing. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

ETR 271-272 – Microcomputer Electronics I-II
Deals with digital circuit devices and systems including number systems, Boolean algebra, logic circuits, arithmetic and logic operations, integrated circuits and digital IC families, D/A and A/D. Includes memory devices, microprocessor architecture, programming and applications in microcomputer based systems. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. (4 credits)

ETR 273-Computer Electronics I

Teaches principles of digital electronics and microprocessors to familiarize the student with typical circuits and methods used to interface computer and/or controllers with various I/O devices. Includes exposure to high level programming as well as assembly language routines. Part I of II. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week. 3-4 credits

ETR 286-Principles and Applications of Robotics

Provides an overview of terminology, principles, practices, and applications of robotics. Studies development, programming; hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic controls; sensors, and system troubleshooting. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week. 2-3 credits

ETR 298 – Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. (1-5 credits)

EMS 100 – CPR for Healthcare Providers
Provides instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation that meets current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation education for Healthcare Providers. Equivalent to HLT 105. Lecture 1 hours per week. (1 credit)

EMS 101 – EMS First Responder
Provides education in the provision of emergency medical care for persons such as Police, non-EMS Fire personnel, industrial personnel and the general public who are likely to be the first medically trained personnel on the scene of an injury or illness. Meets current Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for First Responder. Equivalent to HLT 119. Lecture 3 hour per week. (3 credits)

EMS 111 – Emergency Medical Technician
Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and National Registry EMT. Focuses on all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician. Prerequisite: EMS 100/equivalent Co-requisite: EMS 120. 5 lecture hours; 4 lab hours; 9 hours per week (7 cr.)

EMS 112 – Emergency Medical Technician-Basic I
Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and/or National Registry EMT-Basic. Focuses on all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician Basic. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (4 credits)

EMS 113 – Emergency Medical Technician-Basic II
Continues preparation of student for certification as a Virginia and/or National Registry EMT-Ba-sic. Includes all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician Basic. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 credits)

EMS 120 – Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Clinical
Observes in a program approved clinical/field setting. Includes topics for both EMS 111 and EMS 113, dependent upon the program in which the student is participating and is a co-requisite to both EMS 111 and EMS 113. Lab 2 hours; 2 hours per week (1 credit)

EMS 121 – Preparatory Foundations

Introduces fundamental concepts established by the National Emergency Medical Service Education Standards (NEMSES) for Advanced EMT and Paramedic curricula. Includes EMS systems, introduction to research, workforce safety and wellness, EMS system communications, introduction to public health, legal and ethical issues. Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.

2 credits
Prerequisites: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS

EMS 123 – EMS Clinical Preparation

Introduces the student to local clinical agencies and prepares the student for clinical activities above the level of EMT. Includes prerequisites required by clinical affiliates, therapeutic communication, primary assessment, history taking, secondary assessment, reassessment, monitoring devices and documentation.  Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week. 1 credit
Prerequisites: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS

EMS 125 – Basic Pharmacology

Introduces the student to local clinical agencies and prepares the student for clinical activities above the level of EMT. Includes prerequisites required by clinical affiliates, therapeutic communication, primary assessment, history taking, secondary assessment, reassessment, monitoring devices and documentation. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week. 1 credit
Prerequisites: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS


EMS 126 – Basic Pharmacology Lab

Focuses on the safe administration of medications in the emergency setting. Includes drug dose calculation and covers multiple routes of administration including oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous, and intraosseous and other methods within the scope of practice for the emergency care provider. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.  1 credit

Prerequisites: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS
Corequisite: EMS 125

EMS 127 – Airway, Shock and Resuscitation

Introduces concepts associated with pre-hospital emergency care of the individual experiencing airway difficulty or in need of resuscitation or shock management. Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week. 1 credit
Prerequisite: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS

Corequisite: EMS 128

EMS 127 – Airway, Shock and Resuscitation Lab

Focuses on specific skills related to airway, resuscitation and shock management. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week. 1 credit

Prerequisites: Current Virginia EMT and CPR certification as approved by the Virginia Office of EMS

Corequisite: EMS 127

EMS 135 – Emergency Medical Care

Prepares the student to assess and manage patients with common medical emergencies. Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week. 2 credits

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128

Corequisite: EMS 136 Emergency Medical Care Lab

EMS 136 – Emergency Medical Care Lab 

Focuses on specific skills related to the assessment and management of common medical emergencies. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week. 1 credit

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128

Corequisite: EMS 135

EMS 137 – EMS Trauma Care

Prepares the student to assess and manage injured patients, developing his/her problem-solving ability in the treatment of trauma involving various body systems. Lecture 1 hour.  Total 1 hour per week. 1 credit

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128

Corequisite: EMS 138

EMS 138 – EMS Trauma Care Lab

Focuses on the skills required for the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injury. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week. 1 credit

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128
Corequisite: EMS 137

EMS 139 – Special Populations

Focuses on the pre-hospital assessment and management of patients in a specific population including pediatrics, geriatrics, obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN), bariatric, abuse, sexual assault and special needs. Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week. 1 Credit

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128
Corequisite: EMS 140

EMS 140 – Special Populations Lab

Develops skills related to the assessment and management of patients in a specific population including pediatrics, geriatrics, obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN), bariatric, abuse, sexual assault and special needs. Laboratory 2 hour. Total 2 hours per week. 1 Credit

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128

Corequisite: EMS 139

EMS 141 – Cardiovascular Care

Focuses on assessment and management of cardiac-related emergencies. Covers basic dysrhythmia recognition and relates it to overall cardiac patient care. Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.

2 Credits
Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128

Corequisite: EMS 142

EMS 142 – Cardiovascular Care Lab

Focuses on skills involved in the assessment and management of cardiac-related emergencies. Develops competency in basic dysrhythmia recognition and overall cardiac patient care. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hour per week. 1 Credit

Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128

Corequisite EMS 141

EMS 150 – Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
Prepares students to build upon content in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) curriculum and demonstrate competency in specific advanced skills and knowledge. Lecture 5 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
Prerequisite: EMS 170 7 credits


EMS 153 – Basic ECG Recognition

Focuses on the interpretation of basic electrocardiograms (ECG) and their significance. Includes an overview of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system including structure, function and electrical conduction in the heart. Covers advanced concepts that build on the knowledge and skills of basic dysrhythmia determination and introduction to 12 lead ECG. Lecture 2 hours per week. 2 credits

EMS 154 – ALS Cardiac Care
Prerequisite(s): EMS 153 Co-requisite(s): EMS 153
Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes Advanced Life Support (ALS) airway management, electrical therapy, pharmacology, drug and fluid administration with emphasis on patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of cardiovascular emergencies. It will incorporate the current American Heart Association (AHA) – ACLS guidelines and curriculum including stroke management. Lecture 1 hour per week, Laboratory 2 hours per week. (2 credits)

EMS 159 – ALS – Special Populations
Continues the Virginia office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Focuses on the assessment and management of specialty patients including obstetrical, pediatric, and neonates. 2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours; 4 Hours per week Pre reqs. EMS 151 and EMS 153; Pre or Co-reqs EMS 155 (2-3 credits)

EMS 163 – Prehospital Trauma Life Support

Prepares for certification as a Prehospital Trauma Life Support provider as defined by the American College of Surgeons. 1 credit

Prerequisites: EMS 111 or equivalent.

EMS 164 – Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

Covers current topics of care for adult patients suffering extensive medical conditions and emergencies, and offers certification as an Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) as defined by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week. 1 credits

EMS 165 – Advanced Cardiac Life Support

EMS 165 Prepares for certification as an Advanced Cardiac Life provider. Follows course as defined by the American Heart Association. 1 credit

Corequisites: EMS 100 and EMS 153

EMS 167 – Emergency Pediatrics Course (EPC)

Provides a unique approach to pediatric medical care, offering assessment techniques that can help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients to determine which situations may be life threatening and require immediate intervention. Offers certification as defined by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week. 1 credits

EMS 170 – ALS Internship I
Begins the first in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma Centers and various advanced life support units. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

EMS 172 – ALS Clinical Internship II
Continues with the second in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room and Trauma Centers. Co-requisite: EMS 151. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

EMS 173 – ALS Field Internship II
Continues with the second in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units. Laboratory 3 hours per week. (1 credit)

EMS 175 Paramedic Clinical Experience l

Introduces students to live patient assessment and management in the clinical setting. Begins a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 2 Credits
Prerequisites: EMS 121, EMS 123, EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 127, EMS 128

EMS 202 – Paramedic Pharmacology

Focuses on advanced pharmacological interventions, medications and their effects. Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week. 2 credits Prerequisites: EMS 125, EMS 126, EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142

EMS 203 – Advanced Patient Care

Focuses on the comprehensive assessment and management of patients in out-of-hospital and inter-facility scenarios. Content is centered on problem-solving through integration of didactic, psychomotor and affective curricula. Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week. 2 Credits Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142 Corequisite: EMS 204

EMS 204 – Advanced Medical Care Lab

Focuses on the comprehensive assessment and management of out-of-hospital and inter-facility patients using scenario-based learning. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week. 2 Credits Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142 Corequisite: EMS 203

EMS 206 – Pathophysiology for the Health Professions

Focuses on the pathological processes of disease with emphasis on the anatomical and physiological alterations of the human body systems. Includes diagnosis and management appropriate to the advanced health care provider in and out of the hospital environment. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits Prerequisites: BIO 145 or BIO 141-142 combination

EMS 210 – EMS Operations
Focuses on matters related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations, incident and scene safety and awareness, triage, multiple and mass casualty incident operations and medical incident management (command and control of EMS incidents). Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142 1 credits

EMS 212 – Leadership and Professional Development (Under VCCS  review)
Focuses on the development of leadership within the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), topics include civic engagement, personal wellness, resource management, ethical considerations in leadership and research. Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142 1 credits

 

EMS 216 – Paramedic Review

Provides the student with intensive review for the practical and written portions of the National Registry Paramedic exam. May be repeated once, for credit. Lecture 1 hour per week. 1 credits

EMS 240 – ALS Internship II
Continues clinical and/or field experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes, but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma Centers and various advanced life support units. Laboratory 3 hours per week. (1 credit)

EMS 247 – Paramedic Clinical Experience II

Continues the student experience with live patient assessment and management in the clinical setting. It is the second step in a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week. 1 Credit Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142, EMS 175

EMS 248 – Paramedic Comprehensive Field Experience

Expands the student experience with live patient assessment and management into the field setting. It is the third step in a continuum of learning involving live patients that leads to entry-level competence at the paramedic level. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 6 hours per week.  2 Credits Prerequisites: EMS 135, EMS 136, EMS 137, EMS 138, EMS 139, EMS 140, EMS 141, EMS 142, EMS 175

EMS 249 – Paramedic Capstone Internship (Under VCCS  review)

Provides summative evaluation of the Paramedic student in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: EMS 202, EMS 203, EMS 204, EMS 206, EMS 247, EMS 248 2 credits

ENGINEERING (EGR)

EGR 115- Engineering Graphics

Applies principles of orthographic projection, and multi- view drawings. Teaches descriptive geometry including relationships of points, lines, planes and solids. Introduces sectioning, dimensioning and computer graphic techniques. Includes instruction in Computer Aided Drafting. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week. 2-3 credits

EGR 120 – Introduction to Engineering
Introduces the engineering profession, professional concepts, ethics, and responsibility. Reviews hand calculators, number systems, and unit conversions. Introduces the personal computer and operating systems. Includes engineering problem solving techniques using computer software. Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 1-4 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

EGR 123- Introduction to Engineering Design

Applies problem-solving techniques to engineering problems utilizing computer programming and algorithms in a higher level computer language such as FORTRAN, PASCAL, or C++. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. 3-4 credits

EGR 125- Introduction to Engineering Methods

Applies problem-solving techniques to engineering problems utilizing computer programming and algorithms in a higher level computer language such as FORTRAN, PASCAL, or C++. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. 3-4 credits

EGR 135 – Statics for Engineering Technology
Introduces Newton’s Laws, resultants and equilibrium of force systems, analysis of trusses and frames. Teaches determination of centroids, distributed loads and moments of inertia. Covers dry friction and force systems in space. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENGLISH (ENG)

ENG 111 – College Composition I
Introduces students to critical thinking and the fundamentals of academic writing. Through the writing process, students refine topics: develop and support ideas; investigate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate resources; edit for effective style and usage; and determine appropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes. Writing activities will include exposition and argumentation with at least one researched essay. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 112 – College Composition II
Continues to develop college writing with increased emphasis on critical essays, argumentation, and research, developing these competencies through the examination of a range of texts about the human experience. Requires students to locate, evaluate, integrate, and document sources and effectively edit for style and usage. Students must successfully complete ENG 111 or its equivalent, and must be able to use word processing software. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 115 – Technical Writing
Develops ability in technical writing through extensive practice in composing technical reports and other documents. Guides students in achieving voice, tone, style, and content in formatting, editing, and graphics. Introduces students to technical discourse through selected reading. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 125 – Introduction to Literature
Introduces students to a range of literary genres that may include poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, and other cultural texts, as it continues to develop college writing. Prerequisite: ENG 111. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 131 – Technical Report Writing I
Offers a review of organizational skills including paragraph writing and basic forms of technical communications, various forms of business correspondence, and basic procedures for research writing. Includes instruction and practice in oral communication skills. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 205 – Technical Editing
Prepares business and technical communicators to edit self- generated writings as well as writings prepared by others, including individual or collaborative authors. Teaches students to make editorial content decisions, verify information and copyright compliance, adapt and design formats for audience and purpose, and edit the work of several authors into a seamless final product. Covers basic proofreading and editing skills. Prerequisite: ENG 111 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 210 – Advanced Composition
Helps students refine skills in writing non-fiction prose. Guides development of individual voice and style. Introduces procedures for publication. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 217 – Creative Writing – Poetry I
Introduces the fundamentals and techniques of writing poetry. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 236 – Introduction to the Short Story
Examines selected short stories emphasizing the history of the genre. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours. (3 credits)

ENG 241-242 – Survey of American Literature I-II
Examines American literary works from colonial times to the present, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of our national literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 243-244 – Survey of English Literature I-II
Studies major English works from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present, emphasizing ideas and characteristics of the British literary tradition. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 250 – Children’s Literature
Surveys the history, development and genres of children’s literature, focusing on analysis of texts for literary qualities and in terms of audience. Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or 125 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 251-252 – Survey of World Literature I-II
Examines major works of world literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 253 – Survey of African-American Literature I
Examines selected works by Black American writers from the colonial period to the present. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 255 – Major Writers in World Literature
Examines major writers selected from a variety of literary traditions. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 257 – Mythology
Studies selected mythologies of the world, emphasizing their common origins and subsequent influence on human thought and expression. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 271-272 – The Works of Shakespeare I-II
Examines selected works of Shakespeare. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 276 – Southern Literature
Examines the themes and techniques of selected writers dealing with the American South as a distinctive cultural entity. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 279 – Film and Literature
Examines the translation of literature into film viewing and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENGLISH FUNDAMENTALS (ENF)

ENF 1 – Preparing for College English I
Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require extensive preparation to succeed in college-level English courses. Students will place into this course based on placement test score. Upon successful completion and faculty recommendation, students will move into Preparing for College English III (if they require additional preparation) or into college-level English (if they require no additional preparation). Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Lecture 8 hours per week. (8 credits), Lecture 8, Contact Hours 8 Qualifying placement test score. (8 credits)

ENF 2 – Preparing for College English II
Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require intermediate preparation to succeed in college-level English courses. Students will place into this course based on placement test score. Upon successful completion and faculty recommendation, students will move into Preparing for College Level III (if they require additional preparation) or into college-level English (if they require no additional preparation). Credit is not applicable toward graduation. (4 credits), 4 Lecture, 4 Contact Hours Qualifying placement test score. (4 credits)

ENF 3 – Preparing for College English III
Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require minimal preparation for college-level English but still need some preparation to succeed. Students in this course will be co-enrolled in college-level English. Students will place into this course based on placement test score. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. (2 credits), Lecture 2, Contact Hours 2, Qualifying placement score. Co-Enrollment in a college-level English course. (2 credits)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (ENV)

ENV 100 – Basic Environmental Science
Presents and discusses basic scientific, health-related, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of environmental activities, policies/decisions. Emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems and their potential solutions. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENV 121 – General Environmental Science I
Explores fundamental components and interactions that make up the natural systems of the earth. Introduces the basic science concepts in the discipline of biological, chemical, and earth sciences that are necessary to understand and address environmental issues. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Part I of II. (4 credits)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (ENV)

ENV 100 – Basic Environmental Science
Presents and discusses basic scientific, health-related, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of environmental activities, policies/decisions. Emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems and their potential solutions. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENV 121 – General Environmental Science I
Explores fundamental components and interactions that make up the natural systems of the earth. Introduces the basic science concepts in the discipline of biological, chemical, and earth sciences that are necessary to understand and address environmental issues. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Part I of II. (4 credits)

FINANCE (FIN)

FIN 107 – Personal Finance
Presents a framework of personal money management concepts, including establishing values and goals, determining sources of income, managing income, preparing a budget, developing consumer buying ability, using credit, understanding savings and insurance, providing for adequate retirement, and estate planning. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

FORESTRY (FOR)

FOR 100 – Introduction to Forestry
Develops the general concepts of forestry and forest resource use in the United States. Laboratory sessions introduce the student to the protection, management, and use of forest resource. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

FRENCH (FRE)

FRE 101-102 – Beginning French I-II
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic French sentence structure. Lecture 4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (4-5 credits)

FRE 201-202 – Intermediate French I-II
Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. French is used in the classroom. Prerequisite French 102 or equivalent. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (3-4 credits)

GEOGRAPHY (GEO)

GEO 200 – Introduction to Physical Geography
Studies major elements of the natural environment including earth sun relationship, land forms, weather and climate, natural vegetation and soils. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

GEO 210 – People and the Land: Intro to Cultural Geography
Focuses on the relationship between culture and geography. Presents a survey of modern demographics, landscape modification, material and non-material culture, language, race and ethnicity, religion, politics, and economic activities. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

GEOLOGY (GOL)

GOL 105 – Physical Geology
Introduces the composition and structure of the earth and modifying agents and processes. Investigates the formation of minerals and rocks, weathering, erosion, earthquakes, and crustal de-formation. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

GOL 106 – Historical Geology
Traces the evolution of the earth and life through time. Presents scientific theories of the origin of the earth and life and interprets rock and fossil record. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

GOL 110 – Earth Science
Examines the dynamics of the earth and its relation to the solar system. Applies the principles of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy in a multi- disciplinary science environment. Stresses the effects of geologic processes on the environment. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

GOL 111 – Oceanography I
Examines the dynamics of the oceans and ocean basins. Applies the principles of physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

GOL 112 – Oceanography II
Examines the dynamics of the oceans and ocean basins. Applies the principles of physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

GERMAN (GER)

GER 101-102 – Beginning German I-II
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic German sentence structures. Part I of II. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour oral practice per week. (4-5 credits)

GER 201-202 – Intermediate German I-II
Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. German is used in the classroom. Prerequisite GER 102 or equivalent. Part I of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour oral practice per week. (3-4 credits)

HEALTH (HLT)

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 credits) 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 credits)

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 credits)
*Does not meet HLT/PE requirement for degree and certificate programs.

HLT 215 – Personal Stress and 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 pers week. 2-3 credits


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 credits)

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 credits)
*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 credits)

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 credits)

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

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

HIS 188 – Field Survey Techniques for Archeology
Provides an introduction to basic field techniques used in surveying archaeological and architectural sites. Emphasizes hands-on experience in both classroom and field work. Includes methods to identify and record archaeological sites and standing structures, to nominate sites to the National Register of Historic Places, to address relevant preservation laws, to preserve, mark, and catalog artifacts in the laboratory. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

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

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

HIS 281 – 282 – History of Virginia I & II
Examines the cultural, political, and economic history of the Commonwealth from its beginning to the present. Part I and II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HOTEL-RESTAURANT INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT (HRI)

HRI 106 – Principles of Culinary Arts I
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. 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 credit)

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 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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

HRI 281 – Artisan Breads
Provides an integrated study of both classical and modern baking methods. Focuses on craft baking using simple ingredients to create superior products. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. 3 credits

HRI 282 – European Tortes and Cakes
Provides an integrated study of European tortes and cakes. Prerequisite: HRI 280.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. 3 credits

HRI 283 – Custards and Cremes
Provides an integrated study of classical and contemporary custards and cremes as menu items and recipe ingredients. Prerequisite: HRI 280. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. 3 credits

Horticulture (HRT)

HRT 106 – Practical Horticulture
Provides practical experience in landscape construction equipment operations and maintenance. Laboratory 2 hours per week. (1 credits)

HRT 110 – Principles of Horticulture
Introduces concepts of plant growth and development. Covers horticultural practices, crops and environmental factors affecting plant growth. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HRT 115 – Plant Propagation
Teaches principles and practices of plant propagation. Examines commercial and home practices. Provides experience in techniques using seed-spores, cuttings, grafting, budding, layering and division. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 credits)

HRT 125 – Chemicals in Horticulture
Emphasizes basic chemical principles and their application to horticulture. Introduces principles of inorganic and organic chemicals. Studies chemical activities of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilizers, and growth regulators.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

HRT 126 – Home Landscaping
Studies current approaches to improving home landscapes. Emphasizes planning, proper implementation, and landscape maintenance.
Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

ITALIAN (ITA)

ITA 101 – Beginning Italian I

Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Italian, 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 credits

ITA 102 – Beginning Italian II

Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Italian, 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

credits

ITA 201 – Intermediate Italian I-II

Continues development of skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing of Italian. Classes conducted in Italian. Prerequisite ITA 102 or equivalent. Part I of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

 

ITA 202 – Intermediate Italian I-II

Continues development of skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing of Italian. Classes conducted in Italian. Prerequisite ITA 102 or equivalent. Part II of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

Continues development of skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing of Italian. Classes conducted in Italian. Prerequisite ITA 102 or equivalent. Part II of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

 

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

ITE 115 – Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
Covers computer concepts and internet skills, and uses a software suite which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to demonstrate skills. Recommended prerequisite keyboarding skills. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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

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 credits)

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 credits)

ITE 160 – Introduction to e-Commerce
Studies the culture and demographics of the Internet, online business strategies and the hard-ware 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 credits)

ITE 170 – Multimedia Software
Explores technical fundamentals of creating multimedia projects with related hardware and software. Students will learn to manage resources required for multimedia production and evaluation and techniques for selection of graphics and multimedia software. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

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

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 credits)

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 credits)

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

ITN 150 – Networking Fundamentals and Introductory Routing — Cisco
Contains an introduction to the functions of layer of the OSI reference model, data link and network addresses, data encapsulation, different classes of IP addresses and subletting, and the functions of the TCP/IP network-layer protocols. Includes features of the Cisco IOS software, including login, content-sensitive help, command history and editing, loading software, configuring and verifying IP addresses, preparing the initial configuration of a router, and adding routing protocols to the router configuration. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITN 251 – Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (ISCW) — Cisco
Provides the skills and knowledge to secure and expand the reach of the enterprise network to teleworkers and remote sites, focusing on remote access security and VPN client configuration. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITN 260 – Network Security Basics
Provides instruction in the basics of network security in depth. Includes security objectives, security architecture, security models and security layers; risk management, network security policy, and security training. Includes the five security keys, confidentiality integrity, availability, accountability and auditability. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITN 261 – Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking
Encompasses in-depth exploration of various methods for attacking and defending a network. Explores network security concepts from the viewpoint hackers and their attack methodologies. Includes topics about hackers, attacks, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) malicious code, computer crime and industrial espionage. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

ITN 262 – Network Communication, Security and Authentication
Covers an in-depth exploration of various communication protocols with a concentration on TCP/IP. Explores communication protocols from the point of view of the hacker in order to highlight protocol weaknesses. Includes Internet architecture, routing, addressing, topology, fragmentation and protocol analysis, and the use of various utilities to explore TCP/IP. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

ITN 263 – Internet/Intranet Firewalls and E-Commerce Security
Gives an in-depth exploration of firewall, Web security, and e-commerce security. Explores firewall concepts, types, topology and the firewall’s relationship to the TCP/IP protocol. Includes client/server architecture, the Web server, HTML and HTTP in relation to Web Security, and digital certification, D.509, and public key infrastructure (PKI). Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

ITN 266 – Network Security Layers
Provides an in-depth exploration of various security layers needed to protect the network. Explores Network Security from the viewpoint of the environment in which the network operates and the necessity to secure that environment to lower the security risk to the network. Includes physical security, personnel security, operating system security, software security and database security. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

ITN 267 – Legal Topics in Network Security
Conveys an in-depth exploration of the civil and common law issues that apply to network security. Explores statutes, jurisdictional, and constitutional issues related to computer crimes and privacy. Includes rules of evidence, seizure and evidence handling, court presentation and computer privacy in the digital age. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMING (ITP)

ITP 100 – Software Design
Introduces principles and practices of software development. Includes instruction in critical thinking, problem solving skills, and essential programming logic in structured and object-oriented design using contemporary tools. Lecture 3-4 hours per week.3-4 credits

ITP 110 – Visual Basic Programming I
Involves instruction in fundamentals of event-driven programming using Visual Basic. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of graphical user interface applications. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

ITP 175 – Concepts of Programming Languages
Presents instruction in the fundamental concepts of computer programming languages. Emphasis on architectural reasons behind programming language constructs. Provides a better understanding of how and why programming languages work the way they do. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. 3-4 credits

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING TECH (IND)

IND 150 – Industrial Management
Studies planning, organizing, directing, and influencing industrial activities. May include research, product design, methods and time management, quality assurance and current manufacturing methodologies. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits

IND 160 – Introduction to Robotics
Studies evolution and history of robotics with an emphasis on automated and flexible manufacturing. Presents advantages and limitations of present robot systems.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week. 2-3 credits

INSTRUMENTATION (INS)

INS 220 – Introduction to Fluid Power
Introduces analysis and design of hydraulic and pneumatic control systems. Presents interpretation and application of fluid power systems, schematic diagrams, and symbols. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week. 3 credits

INS 230 – Instrumentation I
Presents the fundamental scientific principles of process control including temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurements. Topics include transducers, thermometers, and gauges are introduced along with calibration. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-4 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week. ETR 113 and ETR 144. 3-4 credits

INS 231 – Instrumentation II
Continues INS 230. Covers common techniques for measuring the dynamic response of processes. Topics include transmitters and telemetering along with process control systems. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-4 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week. 3-4 credits

INS 232 – System Troubleshooting
Presents system troubleshooting theory and real troubleshooting applications. Uses a hands-on approach to provide troubleshooting experience in multiple areas such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), control automation systems and process control systems. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. 2-3 Credits.

INS 233 – Process Control Integration
Presents computer automation including PLCs, SCADA, and PC-based systems to control processes. Topics such as PLC control and computer data acquisition are introduced where students will use existing systems or build systems and control these systems with PLCs and computer data acquisition systems. Assesses students through test and project evaluations and the course will be assessed by graduate feedback. Prerequisite: INS 230, and ELE 233. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-4 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week. Prerequisites: INS 230 and ELE 233. 3-4 credits

INS 290 – Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. 1-5 credits

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 credits)

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 credits)

JPN 201 – Intermediate Japanese I
Continues the development of the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese. Classes conducted in Japanese. Prerequisite JPN 102. Part I of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (3-4 credits)

JPN 202 – Intermediate Japanese II
Continues the development of the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese. Classes conducted in Japanese. Prerequisite JPN 102. Part II of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (3-4 credits)

MARINE SCIENCE (MAR)

MAR 101 – General Oceanography I
Surveys physical and biological oceanography including an introduction to geological and chemical oceanography. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

MAR 102 – General Oceanography II
Surveys physical and biological oceanography including an introduction to geological and chemical oceanography. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

MAR 201 – Marine Ecology I
Applies ecological concepts to marine habitats, with emphasis on marine systems within the Chesapeake Bay area. Laboratory and field work may include the investigation of reachable habitats and the collection, observation and identification of local marine fauna and flora. Prerequisite BIO 102 or divisional permission. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

MAR 202 – Marine Ecology II
Applies ecological concepts to marine habitats, with emphasis on marine systems within the Chesapeake Bay area. Laboratory and field work may include the investigation of reachable habitats and the collection, observation and identification of local marine fauna and flora. Prerequisite BIO 102 or divisional permission. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

MARKETING (MKT)

MKT 100 — Principles of Marketing
Presents principles, methods, and problems involved in marketing to consumers and organizational buyers. Discusses problems and policies connected with distribution and sale of products, pricing, promotion, and buyer motivation. Examines variations of marketing research, legal, social, ethical, e-commerce, and international considerations in marketing. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

MKT 110 – Principles of Selling
Presents a fundamental, skills-based approach to selling and relationship building. Emphasizes learning effective interpersonal communication skills in all areas of the sales process through skill-building activities. Examines entry-level sales careers in retailing, wholesaling, services and industrial selling. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

MKT 160 – Marketing for Small Business
Presents the development of the marketing mix for a small business. Includes areas such as product development, pricing, promotion, salesmanship, customer relations, and consumer behavior. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

MKT 170 – Customer Service
Introduces students to the concepts of marketing as they relate to customer service. Teaches development of customer service training and implementation of strategies to improve customer relations and service. Includes lecture, role-playing, and case studies. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

MKT 201- Introduction to Marketing

Introduces students to the discipline of marketing and the need to create customer value and relationships in the marketplace. Presents an overview of the marketing principles and management strategies, along with the analytical tools used by organizations in the creation of a marketing plan. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits

MKT 221 – Public Relations
Introduces public relations as a marketing activity and focuses on media relations, publicity, strategic planning, public relations research, communication with multiple audiences, and the elements of an effective public relations campaign to influence public opinion. Equips students with the basic skills for writing publicity materials and coordinating public relations campaigns and media kits. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

MKT 250 – Introduction to Marketing
Introduces students to the discipline of marketing and the need to create customer value and relationships in the marketplace. Presents an overview of the marketing principles and management strategies, along with the analytical tools used by organizations in the creation of a marketing plan. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

MKT 270 – Marketing Management
Expands knowledge of marketing through case studies. Focuses on how marketing strategies are planned and utilized in the market place to accomplish the goals of the organization. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

MKT 282 – Principles of e-Commerce
Studies online 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 and execution of marketing strategies. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

MKT 284 – Social Media Marketing
Surveys the use of social networks and online communities such as blogs, wikis, virtual events that allow companies to expand their interaction with customers and develop relationships with collaborative communities. Emphasizes the ongoing transformation of the way companies adjust their marketing plans to improve interaction with customers online. Credit Hours: 3, Lecture Hours: 3, Lab Hours: 0, Total Contact Hours: 3 (3 credits)

MATHEMATICS (MTH)

MTH 115 – Technical Mathematics I
Presents algebra through exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, vectors, analytic geometry, and complex numbers. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits. Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-6 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Part I of II. (3 credits)

MTH 126 – Mathematics for Allied Health
Presents scientific notation, precision and accuracy, decimals and percents, ratio and proportion, variation, simple equations, techniques of graphing, use of charts and tables, logarithms, and the metric system. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. 2-3 credits. Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. (2-3 credits)

MTH 132 – Business Mathematics

Provides instruction, review, and drill in percentage, cash and trade discounts, mark-up, payroll, sales, property and other taxes, simple and compound interest, bank discounts, loans, investments, and annuities. This course is intended for occupational/technical programs.

Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week. 3 credits
Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE 1-3 or as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Corequisite: MCR 8

MTH 154 – Quantitative Reasoning

Presents topics in proportional reasoning, modeling, financial literacy and validity studies (logic and set theory). Focuses on the process of taking a real-world situation, identifying the mathematical foundation needed to address the problem, solving the problem and applying what is learned to the original situation.  Prerequisite:  Competency in MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Corequisite:  MCR 4:  Learning Support for Quantitative Reasoning.  Lecture:  3 hours per week.

MTH 155 – Statistical Reasoning

Presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including visual data presentation, descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression.  Emphasis is placed on the development of statistical thinking, simulation, and the use of statistical software.  Prerequisite:  Competency in MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Co-requisite:  MCR 5   Learning Support for Statistical Reasoning.  (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155   Statistical Reasoning and MTH 245:  Statistics I.)   Lecture:  3 hours per week.


MTH 161 – Precalculus I

Presents topics in power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations and inequalities.  Prerequisite:  Competency in MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Corequisite:  MCR 6:  Learning Support for Precalculus I.  Lecture 3 hours per week.  Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 161:  Precalculus I and 167:  Precalculus w/ Trig or equivalent.

 

MTH 162 – Precalculus II

Presents trigonometry, trigonometric applications including Law of Sines and Cosines, and an introduction to conics.  Prerequisite:  Placement or completion of MTH 161:   Precalculus I or equivalent with a grade of C or better.  Lecture 3 hours per week.  Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 162: Precalculus II and 167: Precalculus w/ Trig or equivalent.


MTH 167 – Precalculus with Trigonometry

Presents topics in power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, trigonometry, and trigonometric applications, including Law of Sines and Cosines, and an introduction to conics.  Prerequisite:  Competency in MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent; or Co-requisite:  MCR 7:  Learning Support for Precalculus w/ Trig.  Lecture 5 hours per week.  Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 167:  Precalculus w/ Trig and 161/162:  Precalculus I and II or equivalent.


MTH 195 – Topics In

Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. (1-5 credits)

MTH 245 – Statistics I
Presents an overview of statistics, including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression.  Prerequisite:  Placement or completion of MTH 154:  Quantitative Reasoning or MTH 161:  Precalculus I or equivalent with a grade of C or better.  Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155:  Statistical Reasoning and MTH 245:  Statistics I or equivalent.  Lecture:  3 hours per week.

MTH 246 – Statistics II

Continues the study of estimation and hypothesis testing with emphasis on advanced regression topics, experimental design, analysis of variance, chi-square tests, and non-parametric methods.  Prerequisite:  Completion of MTH 245: Statistics I or equivalent with a grade of C or better.  Lecture:  3 hours per week.

MTH 261 – Applied Calculus I

Introduces limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions, and techniques of integration with an emphasis on applications in business, social sciences, and life sciences.  Prerequisite:  Placement or completion of MTH 161:   Precalculus I or equivalent with a grade of C or better.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 262 – Applied Calculus II

Covers techniques of integration, an introduction to differential equations and multivariable calculus, with an emphasis throughout on applications in business, social sciences, and life sciences.  Prerequisite:  Completion of MTH 261: Applied Calculus I or equivalent with a grade of C or better.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 263 – Calculus I

Presents concepts of limits, derivatives, differentiation of various types of functions and use of differentiation rules, application of differentiation, antiderivatives, integrals and applications of integration.  Prerequisite:  Placement or completion of MTH 167:  Precalculus with Trig or MTH 161/162 Precalculus I/II or equivalent with a grade of C or better.  Credits:  4

MTH 264 – Calculus II

Continues the study of calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including rectangular, polar, and parametric graphing, indefinite and definite integrals, methods of integration, and power series along with applications. Features instruction for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.  Prerequisite:  Completion of MTH 263: Calculus I or equivalent with a grade of C or better.  Lecture 4 hours per week.

MTH 265 – Calculus III

Focuses on extending the concepts of function, limit, continuity, derivative, integral and vector from the plane to the three dimensional space.  Covers topics including vector functions, multivariate functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals and an introduction to vector calculus. Features instruction for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.  Prerequisite:  Completion of MTH 264:   Calculus II or equivalent with a grade of C or better.  Lecture 4 hours per week

MTH 266 – Linear Algebra

Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, basis and dimension, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. Features instruction for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs.  Prerequisite:  Completion of MTH 263:  Calculus I or equivalent with a grade of B or better or MTH 264:  Calculus II or equivalent with a grade of C or better.  Lecture 3 hours per week

MTH 267 – Differential Equations

Introduces ordinary differential equations. Includes first order differential equations, second and higher order ordinary differential equations with applications, and numerical methods.  Prerequisite:  MTH 264:  Calculus II or equivalent with a grade of C or better.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

MATHEMATICS COREQUISITE (MCR)

MCR 4 – Learning Support for Quantitative Reasoning

Provides instruction for students who require minimum preparation for college- level Quantitative Reasoning.  Students in this course will be co-enrolled in MTH 154.  Credits are not applicable toward graduation and do not replace MTE courses waived.  Successful completion of Quantitative Reasoning results in the prerequisite MTE modules being satisfied.  Prerequisites:  Completion of any three of the MTE modules 1-5 and Corequisite:  MTH 154: Quantitative Reasoning.  Variable hours per week.  1-2 credits

MCR 6 – Learning Support for Precalculus I

Provides instruction for students who require minimum preparation for college-level Precalculus.  Students in this course will be co-enrolled in MTH 161.   Credits not applicable toward graduation and do not replace MTE courses waived.  Successful completion of Precalculus I results in the prerequisite MTE modules being satisfied.  Prerequisites:  Completion of any seven of the MTE modules 1-9 and Corequisite:  MTH 161:  Precalculus I.  Variable hours per week.  1-2 credits

MCR 8 – Learning Support for Business Mathematics

Provides mathematical instruction for students who require minimum preparation for college-level but still need further preparation to succeed. Students in this course will be co-enrolled in college-level Business Mathematics. Credits not applicable toward graduation and do not replace MTE courses waived. Successful completion of Business Mathematics results in the prerequisite MTE modules being satisfied. Lecture 1-2 hours. Total 1-2 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Completion of any one of the MTE units 1-3. Corequisite: MTH 132. 1-2 credits

MEDICAL LABORATORY (MDL)

MDL 105 – Phlebotomy
Introduces basic medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, components of health care delivery and clinical laboratory structure. Teaches techniques of specimen collection, specimen handling, and patient interactions. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

MDL 106 – Clinical Phlebotomy
Focuses on obtaining blood specimens, processing specimens, managing assignments, assisting with and/or performing specified tests, performing clerical duties and maintaining professional communication. Provides supervised learning in college laboratory/and or cooperating agencies. Prerequisite: MDL 105. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week. (4 credits)

MUSIC (MUS)

MUS 111 – Music Theory I
Discusses elements of musical construction of scales, intervals, triads, and chord progressions. Develops ability to sing at sight and write from dictation. Introduces the analysis of the Bach chorale style. Expands facility with harmonic dictation and enables the student to use these techniques at the keyboard. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (4 credits)

MUS 121-122 – Music Appreciation I-II
Increases the variety and depth of the student’s interest, knowledge, and involvement in music and related cultural activities. Acquaints the student with traditional and twentieth century music literature, emphasizing the relationship music has as an art form with man and society. Increases the student’s awareness of the composers and performers of all eras through listening and concert experiences. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

NATURAL SCIENCE (NAS)

NAS 125 – Meteorology
Presents a non-technical survey of fundamentals meteorology. Focuses on the effects of weather and climate on humans and their activities. Serves for endorsement or recertification of earth science teachers. Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week. (4 credits)

NAS 150 – Human Biology
Surveys the structure and function of the human body. Applies principally to students who are not majoring in the health or science fields. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

NURSING (NSG)

NSG 100 – Introduction to Nursing Concepts

Introduces concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning. Focuses on basic nursing concepts with an emphasis on safe nursing practice and the development of the nursing process. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 141 or BIO 231 or NAS 161. 4 credits

NSG 106 – Competencies for Nursing Practice

Focuses on the application of concepts through clinical skill development. Emphasizes the use of clinical judgment in skill acquisition. Includes principles of safety, evidence-based practice, informatics and math computational skills. Prepares students to demonstrate competency in specific skills and drug dosage calculation including the integration of skills in the care of clients in simulated settings. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Lecture 0-1 hour. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): MTE 1-5 and BIO 141 (or BIO 231 or NAS 161). 2 credits

NSG 115 – Healthcare Concepts for Transition

Focuses on role transition from Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered professional nurse. Incorporates concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning to promote health and wellness across the lifespan. Uses the nursing process to explore care delivery for selected diverse populations with common and predictable illness. Emphasizes the use of clinical judgment in skill acquisition. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
Prerequisites: BIO 141 & BIO 142: Anatomy and Physiology I & II, ENG 111, PSY 230, SDV 100; Acceptance to the Transition Program; Co-requisites: NSG 200 Health Promotion and Assessment; BIO 150, Microbiology 4-5 credits

 

NSG 130 – Professional Nursing Concepts

Introduces the role of the professional nurse and fundamental concepts in professional development. Focuses on professional identity, legal/ethical issues and contemporary trends in professional nursing. Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 141 or BIO 231 or NAS 161. 1 credits

NSG 152 – Health Care Participant

Focuses on the health and wellness of diverse individuals, families, and the community throughout the lifespan. Covers concepts that focus on client attributes and preferences regarding healthcare. Emphasizes population-focused care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or cooperating agencies, and/or simulated environments. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 142 (or BIO 232 or NAS 162), NSG 100, NSG 106, NSG 130 and NSG 200 Corequisite(s): BIO 150 or BIO 205. 3 credits

NSG 170 – Health/Illness Concepts

Focuses on the nursing care of individuals and/or families throughout the lifespan with an emphasis on health and illness concepts. Includes concepts of nursing care for the antepartum client and clients with common and predictable illnesses. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Lecture 4 hours, Laboratory 6 hours. Total 10 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 142 (or BIO 232 or NAS 162), NSG 100, NSG 106, NSG 130 and NSG 200 Corequisite(s): BIO 150 or BIO 205. 6 credits

NSG 200 – Health Promotion and Assessment

Introduces assessment and health promotion for the individual and family. Includes assessment of infants, children, adults, geriatric clients and pregnant females. Emphasizes health history and the acquisition of physical assessment skills with underlying concepts of development, communication, and health promotion. Prepares students to demonstrate competency in the assessment of clients across the lifespan. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 141 (or BIO 231 or NAS 161). 3 credits

NSG 210 – Health Care Concepts I

Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to physiological health alterations and reproduction. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 6 hours. Total 9 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 150 (or BIO 205), NSG 152 and NSG 170. 5 credits

NSG 211 – Health Care Concepts II

Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to psychological and physiological health alterations. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 9 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 150 (or BIO 205), NSG 152 and NSG 170. 5 credits

NSG 230 – Advanced Professional Nursing Concepts

Develops the role of the professional nurse in the healthcare environment in preparation for practice as a registered nurse. Introduces leadership and management concepts and focuses on the integration of professional behaviors in a variety of healthcare settings. Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): NSG 210 and NSG 211. 2 credits

NSG 252 – Complex Health Care Concepts

Focuses on nursing care of diverse individuals and families integrating complex health concepts. Emphasizes clinical judgment, patient-centered care and collaboration. Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): NSG 210 and NSG 211. 4 credits

NSG 270 – Nursing Capstone

Provides students with the opportunity to comprehensively apply and integrate learned concepts from previous nursing courses into a capstone experience. Emphasizes the mastery of patient- centered care, safety, nursing judgment, professional behaviors, informatics, quality improvement, and collaboration in the achievement of optimal outcomes of care. Provides supervised learning experiences in faculty and/or preceptor-guided college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Laboratory 12 hours. Total 12 hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): NSG 210 and NSG 211. 4 credits

NURSING (NUR)

NUR 27 – Nurse Aide I

Teaches care of older patients with emphasis on the social, emotional, and spiritual needs. Covers procedures; communication and interpersonal relations; observation, charting and reporting; safety and infection control; anatomy and physiology; personal care, nutrition and patient feeding; death and dying. May include laboratory or clinical hours. Lecture 2-4 hours. Laboratory 3-9 hours. Total 6-11 hours per week. 3-5 credits

NUR 29 – Home Health Aide

Emphasizes caring for older patients; includes social, emotional and spiritual needs; procedures; communication; charting; reporting; infection control; safety; anatomy and physiology, nutrition; personal care; death and dying. Provides clinicals in nursing home/patient’s residence. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week. 2-3 credits

NUR 31 – Advanced Skills for Nurse Aides

Teaches advanced level skills for Certified Nurse Aides. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 4-7 hours per week. 2-3 credits

NUR 120 – Nursing Terminology and Charting

Focuses on basic terminology used in nursing. Emphasizes combining word forms and applications to nursing situations and the patient’s record. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. 1-2 credits

NUR 135 – Drug Dosage Calculations

Focuses on apothecary, metric, household conversion in medication dosage calculation for adult and pediatric clients. Provides a practical approach to learning to calculate and prepare medications and solutions. Includes calculating intravenous flow rates. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. 1-2 credits

NUR 266 – Introduction to Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation

Teaches the systematic interpretation of dysrhythmias. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. 1-2 credits

PHILOSOPHY (PHI)

PHI 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
Presents an introduction to philosophical problems and perspectives with emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning, knowledge, reality, and values. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

PHI 101-102 – Introduction to Philosophy I-II
Introduces a broad spectrum of philosophical problems and perspectives with an emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning, knowledge, reality, and values. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

PHI 220 – Ethics
Provides a systematic study of representative ethical systems. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

PHI 227 – Bio-Medical Ethics
Examines the ethical implications of specific biomedical issues in the context of major ethical systems. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION (PED)

PED 101-102 – Fundamentals of Physical Activity
Presents principles underlying the components of physical fitness. Utilizes conditioning activities involving cardiovascular strength and endurance, respiratory efficiency, muscular strength, and flexibility. May include fitness assessment, nutrition and weight control information, and concepts of wellness. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

PED 109 – Yoga
Focuses on the forms of yoga training emphasizing flexibility. Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

PED 116 – Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
Provides a study of fitness and wellness and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Defines fitness and wellness, evaluates the student’s level of fitness and wellness, and motivates the student to incorporate physical fitness and wellness into daily living. A personal fitness/wellness plan is required for the 2-credit course. Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

PED 117 – Fitness Walking
Teaches content and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate an individualized program of walking, based upon fitness level. Laboratory 2 hours per week. (1 credit)

PED 123-124 – Tennis I-II
Teaches tennis skills with emphasis on stroke development and strategies for individual and team play. Includes rules, scoring, terminology, and etiquette. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

PED 133-134 – Golf I-II
Teaches basic skills of golf, rules, etiquette, scoring, terminology, equipment selection and use, and strategy. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

PED 135-136 – Bowling I-II
Teaches basic bowling skills and techniques, scoring, rules, etiquette, and terminology. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

PED 154 – Volleyball
Introduces skills, techniques, strategies, rules, and scoring. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

PED 156 – Softball
Emphasizes skills, techniques, strategies, rules. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

PED 183 – Outdoor Adventures
Introduces outdoor adventure activities with emphasis on basic skills, preparation, personal and group safety, equipment selection and use, ecology, and field experience. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

PED 187 – Backpacking
Focuses on the preparation for backpacking trip, equipment and clothing selection, personal and group safety, ecology and physical conditioning. Includes field experience. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

PED 206 – Sports Appreciation
Focuses on the history, trends, rules, methods, strategy, and terminology of selected sports activities. Provides student awareness as a spectator and/or participant. Lecture 2 hours per week. (2 credits)

PHOTOGRAPHY (PHT)

PHT 164 – Introduction to Digital Photography
Teaches the fundamentals of photography including camera function, composition, and image production as they apply to digital imagery. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 credits)

PHYSICS (PHY)

PHY 101-102 – Introduction to Physics I-II
Surveys general principles of physics. Includes topics such as force and motion, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

PHY 150 – Elements of Astronomy

Covers history of astronomy and its recent developments. Stresses the use of astronomical instruments and measuring techniques and includes the study and observation of the solar system, stars, and galaxies. 4 Credits. Lecture 3 hours. Lab 3 hours. Total 6 hours. 4 credits

PHY 201-202 – General College Physics I-II
Teaches fundamental principles of physics. Covers mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite MTH 163 or MTH 115. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

PHY 241-242 – University Physics I-II
Teaches principles of classical and modern physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, relativity, and nuclear physics. Prerequisite for PHY 241-MTH 173 or MTH 273 or divisional approval. Prerequisite for PHY 242-MTH 174 or MTH 274 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

PHY 243 – Modern Physics
Teaches principles of modern physics. Includes in-depth coverage of relativity, quantum physics, solid state and nuclear physics. For majors requiring calculus-based physics. Prerequisites PHY 241-242 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (4 credits)

POLITICAL SCIENCE (PLS)

PLS 135 – American National Politics
Teaches political institutions and processes of the national government of the United States, focuses on the Congress, presidency, and the courts, and on their inter- relationships. Gives attention to public opinion, suffrage, elections, political parties, interest groups, civil rights, domestic policy, and foreign relations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

PLS 136 – State and Local Politics

Teaches structure, powers and functions of state and local government in the United States. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

PLS 211-212 – U.S. Government I-II
Teaches structure, operation, and process of national, state, and local governments. Includes in-depth study of the three branches of the government and of public policy. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

PLS 241 – International Relations I
Teaches geographic, demographic, economic, ideological, and other factors conditioning the policies of countries and discusses conflicts and their adjustment. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

PLS 242 – International Relations II
Teaches foreign policies of the major powers in the world community with an emphasis on the role of the United States in international politics. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

PRACTICAL NURSING (PNE)

PNE 145 – Trends in Practical Nursing
Studies the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse; Covers legal aspects, organizations, and opportunities in practical nursing. Designed to assist the student in preparation for employment. Lecture 1 hour per week. (1 credit)

PNE 155 – Body Structure and Function
Studies the structure and function of the body. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

PNE 161 – Nursing in Health Changes I
Focuses on nursing situations and procedures necessary to assist individuals in meeting special needs related to human functions. Lecture 2-4 hours. Laboratory 6-15 hours. Total 10-17 hours per week. (6-7 credits)

PNE 162 – Nursing in Health Changes II
Continues the focus on nursing situations and procedures necessary to assist individuals in meeting special needs related to human functions. Lecture 4-6 hours. Laboratory 12-21 hours. Total 18-25 hours per week. (10-11 credits)

PNE 163 – Nursing in Health Changes III
Continues the focus on nursing situations and procedures necessary to assist individuals in meeting special needs related to human functions. Lecture 4-5 hours. Laboratory 9-15 hours. Total 14-19 hours per week. (8-9 credits)

PNE 173 – Pharmacology I
Studies history, classification, sources, effects, uses and legalities of drugs. Teaches problem solving skills used in determining doses of drugs. Emphasizes major drug classes and specific agents within each class. Lecture I-2 hour per week. (1-2 credits)

PNE 193 – Studies In

Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course’s viability as a permanent offering. Variable hours per week. 1-5 credits
PNE 195 – Topics In

Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. 1-5 credits

PSYCHOLOGY (PSY)

PSY 200 – Principles of Psychology
Surveys the basic concepts of psychology. Covers the scientific study of behavior, behavioral research methods and analysis, and theoretical interpretations. Includes topics that cover physio-logical mechanisms, sensation/perception, motivation, learning, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology. (3 credits) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week. Readiness to enroll in English 111, (3 credits)

PSY 215 – Abnormal Psychology
Explores historical views and current perspectives of abnormal behavior. Emphasizes major diagnostic categories and criteria, individual and social factors of maladaptive behavior, and types of therapy. Includes methods of clinical assessment and research strategies. Prerequisite PSY 200, 201, or 202. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

PSY 225 – Theories of Personality
Studies the major personality theories and their applications. Includes psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic perspectives. Prerequisite PSY 200, 201 or 202. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

PSY 230 – Developmental Psychology
Studies the development of the individual from conception to death. Follows a life-span perspective on the development of the person’s physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

PSY 235 – Child Psychology
Studies development of the child from conception to adolescence. Investigates physical, intellectual, social and emotional factors involved in the child’s growth. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

PSY 270 – Psychology of Human Sexuality
Focuses on scientific investigation of human sexuality and psychological and social implications of such research. Considers socio-cultural influences, the physiology and psychology of sexual response patterns, sexual dysfunctions, and development of relationships. Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 201 or PSY 202. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

RELIGION (REL)

REL 200 – Survey of the Old Testament
Surveys books of the Old Testament, with emphasis on prophetic historical books. Examines the historical and geographical setting and place of the Israelites in the ancient Middle East as back-ground to the writings. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

REL 210 – Survey of the New Testament
Surveys books of the New Testament, with special attention upon placing the writings within their historical and geographical setting. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

REL 230 – Religions of the World
Introduces the religions of the world with attention to origin, history, and doctrine. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

REL 240 – Religions in America
Surveys various manifestations of religion in the American experience. Emphasizes concepts, problems, and issues of religious pluralism and character of American religious life. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

RUSSIAN (RUS)

RUS 101-102 – Beginning Russian I-II
Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Russian, and emphasizes the structure of the language. May include oral drill and practice. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (4-5 credits)

RUS 201-202 – Intermediate Russian I-II
Continues the development of the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Russian. Class conducted in Russian. Prerequisite RUS 102 or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

SAFETY (SAF)

SAF 126 – Principles of Industrial Safety
Teaches principles and practices of accident prevention, analysis of accident causes, mechanical safeguards, fire prevention, housekeeping, occupational diseases, first aid, safety organization, protection equipment and general safety principles and promotion. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY (SCT)

SCT 111-112 – Introduction to Environmental and Science Technology I- II
Introduces the basic sciences which describe our physical environment. Includes the fundamentals of geology, meteorology, physics, chemistry, and biology. Describes basic scientific principles and relates them to natural phenomena and the activities of man. Emphasizes field experiences including techniques and data gathering. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

SOCIOLOGY (SOC)

SOC 200 – Principles of Sociology
Introduces fundamentals of social life. Presents significant research and theory in areas such as culture, social structure, socialization, deviance, social stratification, and social institutions. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

SOC 210 – Survey of Physical and Cultural Anthropology
Examines physical characteristics and lifestyles of human ancestors and present populations. Explores cultures from around the world to study diverse adaptations made by humans. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

SOC 211-Principles of Anthropology I
Inquiries into the origins, development, and diversification of human biology and human cultures. Includes fossil records, physical origins of human development, human population genetics, linguistics, cultures’ origins and variation, and historical and contemporary analysis of human societies. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

SOC 212 – Principles of Anthropology II
Inquiries into the origins, development, and diversification of human biology and human cultures. Includes fossil records, physical origins of human development, human population genetics, linguistics, cultures’ origins and variation, and historical and contemporary analysis of human societies. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

SOC 215 – Sociology of the Family
Studies topics such as marriage and family in social and cultural context. Addresses the single scene, dating and marriage styles, child-rearing, husband and wife interaction, single parent families, alternative lifestyles. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

SOC 225 – Sociology of Gender
Analyzes influence of major social institutions and socialization in shaping and changing sex roles in contemporary society. Examines differential access to positions of public power and authority for men and women. (3 credits) Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week Ability to read in English at the college level. (3 credits)

SOC 245 – Sociology of Aging
Introduces study of aging with special emphasis on later stages of the life cycle. Includes theories of aging, historical and comparative settings, social policy, and future trends of aging. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

SOC 247 – Death and Dying
Studies theoretical, practical, and historical aspects of death. Focuses upon student’s own ideas, feeling, and attitudes toward death and dying and the significance and consequences of those attitudes. Lecture 3 hours per week. Divisional Approval. (3 credits)

SOC 268 – Social Problems
Applies sociological concepts and methods to analysis of current social problems. Includes delinquency and crime, mental illness, drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual behavior, population crisis, race relations, family and community disorganization, poverty, automation, wars, and disarmament. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

SPANISH (SPA)

SPA 101 – Beginning Spanish I
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week. Part I of II. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (4-5 credits)

SPA 102 – Beginning Spanish II
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week. Part II of II. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (4-5 credits)

SPA 163 – Spanish for Health Professionals I
Introduces Spanish to those in the health sciences. Emphasizes oral communication and practical medical vocabulary. May include oral drill and practice. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

SPA 164 – Spanish for Health Professionals II
Introduces Spanish to those in the health sciences. Emphasizes oral communication and practical medical vocabulary. May include oral drill and practice. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

SPA 201 – Intermediate Spanish I
Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite SPA 102 or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice. Part I of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (3-4 credits)

SPA 202 – Intermediate Spanish II
Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite SPA 102or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice. Part II of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (3-4 credits)

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT (SDV)

SDV 100 – College Success Skills
Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. May include English and Math placement testing. Strongly recommended for beginning students. Required for graduation. Lecture 1-3 hours per week. (1-3 credits)

SDV 101 – Orientation to Health Sciences
Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals, to services offered at the college and to the discipline in which they are enrolled. Covers topics such as services at the college including the learning resources center; counseling, and academic advising; listening, test taking, and study skills; and topical areas which are applicable to their particular discipline. Lecture 1-3 hours per week. (1-3 credits)

SDV 106 – Preparation for Employment
Provides experience in resume writing, preparation of applications, letters of application, and successfully preparing for and completing the job interview. Assists students in identifying their marketable skills and aptitudes. Develops strategies for successful employment search. Assists students in understanding effective human relations techniques and communication skills in job search. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

SDV 107 – Career Education
Surveys career options available to students. Stresses career development and assists in the understanding of self in the world of work. Assists students in applying decision making to career choice. Lecture 1-3 hours per week. (1-3 credits)

SDV 108 – College Survival Skills
Provides an orientation to the college. Introduces study skills, career and life planning. Offers an opportunity to engage in activities aimed at self-discovery. Emphasizes development of “coping skills” such as listening, interpersonal relations, competence, and improved self-concept. Recommended for students enrolled in developmental courses. Lecture 1-3 hours per week. (1-3 credits)

SDV 110 – Orientation to Teaching As a Profession
Introduces students to a career in teaching and education by allowing students to experience the components of the learner, the school environment and the classroom teaching environment. Utilizes the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow/ Teacher Cadet Curriculum. Students participate in a 15-hour student teaching internship in a classroom at one of the levels between Kindergarten and grade 9. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

WELDING (WEL)

WEL 120 – Introduction to Welding
Introduces history of welding processes. Covers types of equipment, and assembly of units. Stresses welding procedures such as fusion, non-fusion, and cutting oxyacetylene. Introduces arc welding. Emphasizes procedures in the use of tools and equipment.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. 2-3 credits

 


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