ACADEMIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

ASD 010

STUDENT SUCCESS SEMINAR I

3 semester hours

Enhances the Deaf and Hard of Hearing student’s successful transition from high school or the workplace to college. A wide variety of experiences focusing on self-assessment of learning style and academic goals, study skills, and independent living skills, helps the student develop knowledge and competency in a number of areas which are crucial to success in college. Does not fulfill any degree requirements. Corequisites: ASD 012 AND ASD 086 .

ASD 012

SELECTED TOPICS FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING STUDENTS I

3 semester hours

Develops knowledge key to a successful college experience for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Topics may include interpersonal relationships, linguistics of American Sign Language, career exploration, discussion and analysis of current events, and management of personal finances. Does not fulfill any degree requirements. Corequisites: ASD 010 AND ASD 086 .

ASD 013

SELECTED TOPICS FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING STUDENTS II

3 semester hours

Develops knowledge key to a successful college experience for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Topics may include but not be limited to job search techniques, discussion and analysis of current events, creative thinking and problem solving, using interpreters in academic and community settings, and psycho-social aspects of drug abuse. Does not fulfill any degree requirements. ASD 084 PRE-ALGEBRA SKILLS 3 semester hours Computational, problem solving, and analytical reasoning skills with an emphasis on step by step procedure. Topics covered: whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, percent, measurement, calculator use, negative numbers, and an introduction to algebra. Does not fulfill any degree credit requirements.

ASD 086

ELEMENTARY READING AND GRAMMAR REMEDIATION

6 semester hours

An intensive course designed to improve competencies in English grammar and reading comprehension. In grammar, emphasis is placed on simple sentence structure. Students are introduced to: action, linking and helping verbs; the proper use of verbs in the simple and continuous present; the 8 major parts of speech; subject-verb agreement; consistent use of verb tense; and basic composition. In reading, emphasis is placed on vocabulary building, recognition of basic literary elements, and inference. Includes 2 hours/week lab in addition to class time. Open only to students who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Instruction employs TESOL techniques in an approach that integrates reading and writing. Does not fulfill any degree credit requirements. Corequisites: ASD 010 AND ASD 012 .

ASD 087

INTERMEDIATE READING AND WRITING REMEDIATION

6 semester hours

An intensive course in English writing and reading including a continued in-depth development of competencies introduced in Elementary Reading and Writing Remediation. In writing, students are introduced to or continue to develop competencies in: simple, continuous and perfect tenses (past, present and future); advanced parts of speech; simple, compound and complex sentence structures; punctuation; avoiding fragments, run-ons, comma splices and misplaced modifiers; parallelism; and writing expanded, unified compositions. In reading, emphasis is placed on building skills in vocabulary recall, identifying literary elements, locating main ideas, primary supporting points and supporting details, and inference. Includes 2 hours/week lab in addition to class time. Open only to students who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Instruction employs TESOL techniques in an approach that integrates reading and writing. Does not fulfill degree credit requirements. Pre-requisites: ASD 086 OR permission of the instructor.

ASD 092

ELEMENTARY WRITING AND READING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

6 semester hours

A developmental course exclusively for Deaf and hard of hearing students focusing on improving reading comprehension skills, building a strong vocabulary, improving grammatical and mechanical writing skills, and writing unified, cohesive, clearly-expressed paragraphs. Instruction will employ TESOL techniques in an approach that integrates reading and writing. Does not fulfill any degree credit requirements. ASD 093 INTERMEDIATE WRITING AND READING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 6 semester hours A developmental course exclusively for Deaf and hard of hearing students focusing on developing specific comprehension skills for academic content areas through more advanced reading selections, building a strong college-level vocabulary, strengthening grammatical and mechanical writing skills, and writing basic level, unified, cohesive, well-supported essays. Instruction will employ TESOL techniques in an approach that integrates reading and writing. Does not fulfill any degree requirements.

ACCOUNTING

ACC* 113

PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

3 semester hours

Principles of Financial Accounting provides an introduction to the concepts and uses of financial accounting information in a business environment and its role in the economic decision-making process. Accounting is referred to as the language of business. In 1494 Luca Pacioli published the double-entry bookkeeping treatise which remains the foundation of accounting today. Pacioli is considered the father of accounting. “And yet five hundred years later his bookkeeping treatise remains the foundation of modern accounting and its system is still in use throughout the world. This is extraordinary” (Gleeson-White, 2012, p 30). The primary areas of study in this course include the theory of debits and credits, special journals, the accounting cycle, notes and interest, receivables and payables, accruals and deferrals, measurement and valuation of assets and liabilities, the determination of net income (profit) and the preparation and analysis of basic financial statements. Broad accounting topic areas to be covered include: accounting as an information system, measuring and reporting the operating cycle, measuring and reporting long-term assets and long-term liabilities, and expanded presentation and analysis of accounting information. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 OR ENG 101W .

ACC* 117

PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3 semester hours

Today’s business environment is very dynamic and is in the midst of major structural changes. This course will examine the impact of these structural changes on the managerial accounting function. This course will be a combination of cost determination and management analysis. It will focus on traditional and contemporary modalities needed to support management’s planning and expense control decisions. Topics include cost accounting systems, work flow processes and flow charting, control chart analysis, cost behavior relationships, forecasting, budgeting, variance analysis, capital expenditure decisions, analysis of financial statements, activity based and Balance Scorecard Accounting. Prerequisite: ACC* 113 with a ‘C’ or better.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

ASL* 101

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I

3 semester hours

This first course of study of American Sign Language (used by the Deaf Community in the United States) is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Visual-gestural communication techniques promote learning to think in pictures and concepts. Students learn the fundamentals of sign production and vocabulary, fingerspelling/numbers, basic structure of ASL grammar for simple conversation, and information related to Deaf Culture. ASL* 102 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II 3 semester hours This course is designed to continue the study of American Sign Language and the culture of Deafhood. Students refine receptive and expressive skills necessary to understand and utilize the language in its structure and format. Emphasis will be on accuracy of sign production/vocabulary (using the correct parameters as introduced in ASL 101 ). This course will also emphasize ASL sentence types and correct ASL grammatical structure, and conversational skills. Prerequisite: ASL* 101 with a ‘B’ or better.

ASL* 201

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III

3 semester hours

Building on ASL II, this course covers more complex ASL grammatical features and vocabulary, short stories, narratives, and dialogues. Students recognize the difference between present, past and future events in a range of signed material that includes familiar language in less familiar contexts. Students learn the application of complex sentence structures with appropriate non-manual markers (facial morphemes/grammar), classifiers, timeline referents (tense markers, temporal aspect) and the grammar used to convey sequence of events. Students whom have completed ASL courses at locations other than NCCC must be evaluated before registering for this course. Prerequisites: ASL* 102 , with a ‘B’ or better AND permission of the Program Coordinator.

ASL* 202

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV

3 semester hours

The primary goal with this course is for students to achieve a level of competency in ASL. Building on ASL III, this course expands on the development of American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary and grammar, step-by-step processes, cause and effect, the use of two- to three-character role shifts. Students engage in narration, description, argument, and hypothesis with complex topics in paragraph-length discourse related to employment, current events, matters of public and community interest, and culturally significant topics relating to the Deaf Community. Students also develop expressive and receptive skills in storytelling and dialogue and processing that is required for higher-level thinking in the field of interpreting and working with the Deaf. Prerequisites: ASL 201 , or equivalent, with a ‘B’ or better AND permission of the Program Coordinator..

ASL* 205

LINGUISTICS OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

3 semester hours

Surveys theory, methods and findings of linguistic research and how it relates to American Sign Language. A review of the historical views of ASL and the prominent people who have contributed to the acceptance of ASL as a modern language. Focus is on the comparison of English with ASL rules including but not limited to phonetics/parameters, syntax, grammatical structure and semantics. Prerequisites: ASL* 101 AND ASL* 102 , both with a ‘B’ or better, AND eligibility ENG* 101W .

ASL* 206

ADVANCED ASL FOR INTERPRETERS

4 semester hours

When interpreting between English and ASL, in order to accurately convey the message, interpreters must understand linguistic and cultural influences (semantics, sign/word choices, and syntactic structures) on both the target and source languages. By analyzing expanding English vocabulary and analyzing the intended meaning of the message, students will expand their expressive and receptive skills for both ASL and English. Students will employ these expanded skills to accurately assess the intended meaning and convey the message using correct ASL grammar, body posturing and syntax without skewing the message when interpreting between English and ASL. Prerequisites: INT* 103 AND ASL* 201 AND ASL* 205 , all with a ‘B’ or better, AND permission of the Program Coordinator.

ANTHROPOLOGY

ANT* 101

INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY

3 semester hours

Introduces students to the principles, concepts, and methodology of anthropology. Also emphasizes human evolution, culture and its role in human experience, as well as an understanding of the nature of humans in different societies. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 096 .

ART & ART HISTORY

ART* 101

ART HISTORY I

3 semester hours

(3 class hours) Offered: Fall Semester An extensive study of art and architecture derived from all principal art historical periods in the west: Stone Age, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Aegean, Greek, Roman. The Medieval era will include Early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic. The art and architecture of each succeeding era will be explored contextually and analyzed according to form, content, and continuity. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

ART* 102

ART HISTORY II

3 semester hours

(3 class hours) Offered: Spring Semester An extensive study of art and architecture derived from the three principal art historical periods of the west beginning with 13th century Italy, through the Renaissance and Baroque periods to the Modern World. The art and architecture of each succeeding era will be explored contextually and analyzed according to form, content, and continuity. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

ART* 111

DRAWING I

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Fall Semester Introduction to drawing concepts, principles, processes and materials. Topics include gesture, line quality, perspective, value, space, volume and composition. No previous art experience necessary.

ART* 112

DRAWING II

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Spring Semester Continued exploration of drawing concepts, principles and processes presented in Drawing I. Contemporary concepts of space, abstraction and color media are introduced. Prerequisite: ART* 111 with a ‘C’ or better.

ART* 113

FIGURE DRAWING I

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Spring Semester Introduction to drawing the human form, emphasizing both traditional techniques and a contemporary approach to the representation of the figure. Includes the nude figure, portraiture, and the figure in a still life environment. Prerequisite: ART* 111 with a ‘C’ or better.

ART* 121

TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Fall Semester Studio problems explore basic two-dimensional art elements: line, shape, value, color, and space, and principle of design, balance, harmony, contrast, and unity. No previous art experience necessary.

ART* 122

THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Spring Semester Studio problems explore basic three-dimensional art elements: line, plane, mass, volume, space, size, color, light, surface and context. Development of personal content using a variety of three-dimensional tools, materials and processes. No previous art experience necessary.

ART* 131

SCULPTURE I

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Spring Semester An introductory course in sculpture. Instruction in additive and subtractive sculptural methods. Studio activity will include modeling in low fire clay, plaster casting and stone carving. Projects include a sculpting portrait in clay and casting a hand from life. No previous art experience necessary.

ART* 133

POTTERY FOR NON-MAJORS

3 semester hours

(3 studio hours) An introductory course in pottery. Students will gain an appreciation for pottery and create several hand-built and wheel-thrown works. A variety of surface treatments and glaze applications are explored. No previous art experience necessary.

ART* 138

NON-MAJOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

3 semester hours

(3 studio hours) This course, for non-art majors, explores the development of skills using practical applications of basic photographic principles. Topics include; content and composition of images, digital cameras and their multitude of functions, the use of image manipulation software, print finishing for online or print presentations, the history of photography and the creative aspects of genres in photography. Students will produce an e-portfolio, write research papers as well as produce images. Prerequisite: No previous art experience necessary. Eligibility for ENG* 096 . or better.

ART* 144

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGING

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) The digital image is at the forefront of modern culture, from social media to the walls of the most prestigious galleries and museums in the world. Just as with traditional artistic mediums, once an artist has gained facility with digital technology, that artist’s creative capacities and opportunities are greatly expanded. Students will explore the basics of professional digital Image production through the use of digital cameras and computer technology. They will examine a broad range of digital skills and content creation in this course. One of the core concepts is that computer manipulation of digital content is no less an art medium than traditional art-making forms. Finally, students will produce digital images for print and screen-based presentation and understand the difference between the two. Prerequisite: No previous art experience necessary. Supply requirement: A digital camera, preferably a digital single reflex camera, is required (no cell phones).

ART* 151

PAINTING I

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters Introduction to the principles, processes and materials of oil painting. Topics include paint identification and application, use of color, basic spatial relationships, and composition. No previous art experience necessary.

ART* 152

PAINTING II

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Spring Semester An intermediate course in painting. Topics include spatial relationships, composition, abstraction, and self-expression. Prerequisite: ART* 151 with a ‘C’ or better.

ART* 161

CERAMICS I

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Fall Semester An introductory course with an emphasis on handbuilding and an introduction to basic throwing. In handbuilding the focus will be on pinch, coil, and slab methods. In throwing, cylindrical forms will be explored. Instruction in glaze application and kiln loading. No previous art experience necessary.

ART* 176

DIGITAL VIDEO ART I

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Spring Semester An introductory course investigating digital video as an extension of the fine arts. Formal attributes, which make up the language of video, including time, sound, content, and composition, will be investigated as tools of expression and devices for creating meaning. Basic production techniques such as story boarding, cinematography, lighting, and editing will be acquired through creative problem solving. Through both a survey of historical and contemporary video art and in responding to collective and individual assignments, students will become critically observant and sensitive to video as a time based medium. No previous art experience necessary. Computer literacy is essential to be successful in this course.

ART* 187

MUSEUM TREASURES

1 semester hour

A study of one or more of the permanent collections or special collections and special exhibitions of the great museums along New York City’s “Museum Mile,” The Fenway in Boston, or other locations. ART* 249 PHOTOGRAPHY INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 semester hours (6 studio/laboratory hours) This course provides the student an opportunity to apply photographic skills in the development and execution of an independent and creative photography portfolio by using traditional darkroom techniques or by using digital techniques. Topics include portfolio proposals, identifying a creative style, advanced printing techniques, and skills in preparing advanced portfolios and exhibits. Prerequisite: ART* 270 with a ‘C’ or better AND permission of the instructor.

ART* 296

ADVANCED STUDIO

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) An advanced course in studio art where students develop a body of work for portfolio or exhibition. Studio problems address the relationship of form to personal content as well as contemporary issues in art. Students research ideas, execute visual journals and create original works using selected media. Prerequisite: ART* 111 AND ART* 112 AND ART* 151 , all with a ‘C’ or better, OR permission of instructor. ART* INDEPENDENT STUDIO STUDY 1, 2 or 3 semester hours 119 Drawing 159 Painting 219 Figure Drawing 229 Design 239 Sculpture 249 Photography 259 Water Color 269 Pottery 233 Graphic Design An opportunity to apply studio skills through the development and execution of independent creative art in various studio disciplines. Student’s written objectives, procedures, and credit hours must be approved by the supervising faculty. A student may repeat the course but total credits earned may not exceed six. Prerequisites: Successful completion of appropriate courses (such as ART* 122 , 141, 152, 164, 211, and GRA* 254 ), with a ‘C’ or better, AND permission of instructor.

ASTRONOMY

AST* 111

INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/2 laboratory hours) Offered: Spring Semester For non-science majors with strong math skills. An introduction to the basic concepts of classical and modern astronomy and its application utilizing hands-on experiences. Topics include the principles of celestial coordinate systems; telescope design and use; fundamental physical laws and their applications; the evolution of stars, galaxies, and the universe; modern cosmology; and astrobiology. Students develop a working knowledge of the night sky through hands-on experiences with direct observations, computer simulations and applied use of a telescope in the required lab. Use of computers is an integral part of this course. Prerequisites: Eligibility for MAT* 137 X AND ENG* 101 .

BIOLOGY

BIO* 110

PRINCIPLES OF THE HUMAN BODY

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters For non-science majors, education majors, social work majors, and pre-allied health students. This course is designed as an introduction to the basic biological principles that support human life. The cellular nature of life is the basis of the course and the organization and function of organs and organ systems are emphasized. In addition to the textbook, students use a variety of resources from traditional print to electronic media to acquire and evaluate relevant scientific content. Selected body systems and disease states are also discussed. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of this course. This course can be taken with or without BIO* 110 L. This course cannot be used as the prerequisite for BIO* 211 , BIO* 235 , OR VET* 201 . Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

BIO* 110

L PRINCIPLES OF THE HUMAN BODY LABORATORY

1 semester hour (2 laboratory hours)

Optional laboratory to accompany BIO* 110 Principles of the Human Body lecture. Consult with a program advisor regarding the need for a lab science. Laboratory activities supplement BIO* 110 lecture content. The structure and function of animal cells and human body systems will be explored. Corequisite/Prerequisite: BIO* 110 Lecture.

BIO* 121

GENERAL BIOLOGY I

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters For biology majors AND natural resources majors. This lab science course focuses on aspects of plant, animal and bacterial cell biology. Cellular biochemistry, including cellular respiration and photosynthesis, reproduction, genetics and evolution will be covered. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of the course. This course can be used as a prerequisite for BIO* 211 and BIO* 235 . Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 .

BIO* 122

GENERAL BIOLOGY II

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Spring Semester, Even Numbered Years For biology majors, natural resources majors, and non-majors with an interest in science. General Biology I is NOT a prerequisite for this course. This lab science course focuses on the biology of organisms including structure and function of organisms in each of the major kingdoms; adaptations and evolutionary history of those kingdoms, including the origin of life; and changes within the major animal systems over time. Also covered will be life history patterns, energy sources for living organisms, nutrient cycling, and ecological relationships. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of the course. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 .

BIO* 127

CELL BIOLOGY WITH ORGAN SYSTEMS

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/2 laboratory hours) Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters For allied health majors. This one semester laboratory science course covers principles of animal cell biology, including biological chemistry, cell structure and function, human genetics, cell division, cellular respiration, and protein synthesis. These concepts are applied to a study of the structure and function of the major organ systems of the human body. This course is intended to provide a strong background for Anatomy and Physiology. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of the course. The course can be used as a prerequisite for BIO* 211 or 235. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

BIO* 155

GENERAL BOTANY

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Spring Semester, Odd Numbered Years For non-science AND science majors. This lab science course focuses on an introduction to the study of the structure, reproduction, and physiology of plants. The evolutionary development of the plant kingdom will be stressed, as will their ecological and economical significance. Laboratory classes will include offsite fieldwork and field trips to provide hands-on experience in identification of plant species and the role of plants in nature. Projects in lab will emphasize the importance of plants in human society. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of the course. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

BIO* 178

GENERAL ECOLOGY

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Fall Semester For non-science AND natural resources majors. An introduction to the basic principles of ecology including the constant change of Earth systems, populations, and communities over time; concepts of adaptation, natural selection, evolution, species and speciation; interactions of organisms with each other and the physical environment. Applications of lecture topics to current conservation and environmental issues are emphasized. Field trips to outdoor laboratory sites are required. Laboratory topics covered include: population growth, competition, species interactions, trophic dynamics, habitat description, animal behavior, climate modeling, and biodiversity/community analysis. Portions of the laboratory exercises will focus on environmental issues and the measurement of environmental data. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of this course. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

BIO* 211

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Fall Semester This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence that provides a comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body. Anatomy and Physiology I covers terminology, tissues, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and their relationships to other systems. The physiology of movement is emphasized. Selected pathology examples are examined. Students study the relationship between structure and function using interactive physiology software, diagnostic imaging, dissection, and histology slides. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of this course. Corequisite: CHE* 111 or CHE* 121 . Prerequisites: BIO* 121 OR BIO* 127 , AND ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W , both with a ‘C’ or better.

BIO* 212

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Spring Semester A study of the structure and function of the human body. Includes a detailed analysis of the nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, urinary and reproductive systems. Pathology and disease applications are covered. Students examine the relationship between structure and function using interactive anatomy software, laboratory dissection, interactive physiology software, and histology slides. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of this course. Prerequisite: BIO* 211 with a ‘C’ or better.

BIO* 235

MICROBIOLOGY

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters Recommended for allied health and biology majors. Required for natural resources majors. Elements of microbiology including the structure, classification, and physiology of bacteria and viruses. Infection, immunity, and the destruction of microorganisms are emphasized. Laboratory includes sterile techniques, micro chemical analysis, and identification of unknowns. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of the course. Prerequisite: BIO* 121 OR BIO* 127 , AND CHE* 111 OR CHE* 121 , AND ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W , all with a ‘C’ or better.

BIO* 270

ECOLOGY

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Fall Semester For biology majors AND natural resources majors. An appreciation for ecological principles is developed through lecture and laboratory exercises. Primary literature is used to explore energy flow and biogeochemical cycling, as well as the many facets of population and community dynamics. All are explored further in the field and in the lecture. Other topics include the ecosystems and the physical constraints on life, biodiversity, genetics and genetic drift, speciation, community energetics, conservation biology, and local/global ecological issues. Emphasis is on primary literature, problem-solving, and exposure to ecological research techniques. Field trips to outdoor laboratory sites are required. Using common ecological methods, laboratory exercises will be conducted in the field that accompany the topics covered in lecture. Applied statistics will be utilized by students to analyze the class data. Topics that may be covered will include: physical constraints, population dynamics, competition, species interactions, habitat classification, community structure analysis, animal behavior, and conservation biology. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of the course. Prerequisite: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W , AND MAT* 167 AND BIO* 121 , all with a ‘C’ or better.

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION

BBG* 210

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

3 semester hours

Good communication skills are critical to effective job placement, performance, career advancement, and organizational success. This course focuses on the development of skills in effective communication for personal, business, and professional use. It includes oral and written communication, nonverbal communication, listening skills, professionalism and business etiquette skills, team development, business oral presentations, job search skills, resume and cover letter preparation, and interviewing techniques. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101 .

BBG* 231

BUSINESS LAW I

3 semester hours

A study of the legal rights, duties and responsibilities of owning a business. This course examines the components of common law, the legal system, contracts and torts. The course also covers areas of the Uniform Commercial Code, sales of goods, warranties, product liabilities, and corporate crime. Prerequisite: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W with a ‘C’ or better.

BBG* 294

BUSINESS INTERNSHIP

3 semester hours

This is a work experience course for outstanding business students who want a challenging opportunity to apply their knowledge and learn from experience in a business or community organization. Students are evaluated in an intern position obtained by the student and agreed upon by the supervisor of the cooperating worksite. Business interns are required to work a minimum of 120 hours during the semester and meet with the instructor on a regular basis. Students must complete and submit an application to the course instructor for review prior to enrolling in the class. Prerequisites: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101 W , successful completion of 15 credit hours of study in business courses (with a ‘C’ or better in all classes), AND permission of instructor.

BFN* 201

PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

3 semester hours

This course builds the baseline business finance skills needed to make sound quantitative/systematic business decisions. Topics include the concepts of financial analysis or the ability to not only manipulate financial data, but also to interpret the numbers so meaningful conclusions can be drawn; the time value of money; risk and return measures; firm valuation methods; corporate restructuring and capital structure. Additionally, at some time during their growth and maturation, virtually every business will find itself in a financial crisis where insolvency is imminent and the business’ continued existence as a going concern is in doubt. Students will be exposed to the theory and practice of corporate financial distress (including bankruptcy) and will learn how to evaluate the level of adversity of a distressed business. This is an upper level advanced course. Therefore, financial literacy is necessary. Prerequisites: ACC* 113 AND BMG* 202 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

BMG* 202

PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3 semester hours

Principles of Management is a course that covers in depth the theory and practice of management as a discipline and process. The Vision to Value Creation Model will be the primary tool employed to introduce the four major management principles – Planning (Strategic Value), Organizing (Organizational Design & Structure Value), Leading (21st century leadership value), and Controlling (Learning Value). Major topic areas include: The evolution, development and scope of management, growth performance measures and basic design school model strategic planning process, managing the corporate vision and mission in a continuously dynamic business landscape, 21st century leadership characteristics, and the challenge of leadership to create value through organizational alignment. Emphasis will be given to the importance of managing in a global environment and in understanding the ethical implications of managerial decisions. Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

BMG* 210

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

3 semester hours

Behavior is related to past events, thoughts, dreams, comments, and actions, and is weaved into values, beliefs, ideologies, interactional patterns, and activities. These characteristics when combined with the complexity of organizational structure can result in a wide performance range. Students will be exposed to organization theory, structure, design applications, and the management of organizational behavior in this course. Heavy emphasis on class participation and case studies. Prerequisites: PSY* 111 and BMG* 202 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

BMG* 220

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester An introduction to Human Resource Management. Includes the functions of human resource management: job analysis and planning, recruiting, staffing, orientation and training, performance appraisal, career planning, compensating, and motivating. The diversity of the workforce and the legal content of employment decisions will also be studied. Prerequisites: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W , AND BMG* 202 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

BMG* 250 W

OMEN IN MANAGEMENT

3 semester hours

This course explores a variety of issues affecting women in managerial roles. Focus will be on recognizing and overcoming barriers and equipping women with the skills needed to succeed as business leaders in the workplace. Topics include leadership and communication styles, gender and management style, the glass ceiling, workforce diversity, career development, networking, mentoring, work/life balance and others. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101 .

BMK* 140

RETAILING

3 semester hours

Retailing principles and applications presented from a management perspective. Includes opportunities and trends, merchandise selection, inventory management promotional programs, pricing decisions, location decisions and financial analysis. Prerequisite: BMK* 201 with a ‘C’ or better.

BMK* 201

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall semester The dynamics of the marketing function in satisfying society’s needs. Includes the economic, psychological, and sociological aspects of buying behavior and the elements of the marketing mix - products and services, promotions, pricing, and distribution. Prerequisites: BMG* 202 with a ‘C’ or better, or with concurrency, AND eligibility for ENG* 101W .

BMK* 220

SALES

3 semester hours

Factors involved in effective selling. Methods of conducting sales presentations. Application of psychological and persuasive selling techniques. Development of characteristics for good salesmanship. Prerequisite: BMK* 201 with a ‘C’ or better.

BMK* 230

ADVERTISING & PROMOTION

3 semester hours

Advertising and Promotion covers in depth the advertising environment, process, media planning, and brand promotion. Advertising is a study in anthropology as the advertiser’s intent is to convey an image of the product that includes origins, rituals, physical characteristics, environments, social relationships, and beliefs in a society over time. In other words, over time the advertised product/service takes on cultural attributes. It is no longer a product/service but a way of life, an attitude, a set of values, a look, an idea that evokes an emotional response. Prerequisite: BMK* 201 with a ‘C’ or better.

CHEMISTRY

CHE* 111

CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/2 laboratory hours) For science majors and non-science majors with strong math skills. Inorganic chemistry, elements, atomic structure, chemical and physical bonding, compound formation and chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, thermo-chemistry, aqueous solutions, electrochemistry, and equilibrium. Laboratory related to material covered in lecture. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of the course. Not open to students who have completed CHE* 121 or CHE* 122 . Prerequisites: Eligibility for MAT* 186 AND ENG* 101 .

CHE* 121

GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Fall Semester For science majors. Principles, theories, and laws of chemistry dealing with chemical bonding, molecular formation, periodic trends, states of matter, gas laws, and thermochemistry. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of the course. Prerequisites: Eligibility for MAT* 186 AND ENG* 101 .

CHE* 122

GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Spring Semester Chemical reaction theory, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, gaseous equilibria, aqueous and nonaqueous solutions, acid-base theory, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, environmental chemistry, organic and biochemistry. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of the course. Prerequisite: CHE* 121 with a ‘C’ or better

COLLEGE FORUM

COL* 099

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE

3 semester hours

A First Year Experience course, students will gain college success skills and basic knowledge in a listed discipline. Students will learn time management, effective study skills and information literacy skills. The discipline content focuses on basic principles of a particular discipline for students who wish to strengthen their college success skills before registering for college level discipline-specific courses. Students will also develop basic computer skills including email, word processing, and web navigation through the use of ePortfolio and Blackboard. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 096 .

COL* 100

COLLEGE FORUM

1 semester hour

This College Forum course introduces strategies and skills for success at NCCC and beyond, within a listed discipline. Students will learn how to be proactive in their educational pursuits and how to access a broad range of support services that are available. This one credit class will help students navigate college and ultimately achieve their goals. Students will also develop basic computer skills including email, word processing, and web navigation through the use of Blackboard. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 096 .

COMMUNICATION

COM* 173

PUBLIC SPEAKING

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters Development of poise and self-confidence in speaking before an audience. Conversational tone and clarity of expression are stressed. Practice in basic ideas of public speaking: content, organization, audience appeal, and delivery. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 096 .

COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING

CAD* 220

3D PARAMETRIC DESIGN (SOLIDWORKS)

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester This course introduces students to the engineering design processes utilizing the SolidWorks 3D computer-aided design modeling application software. Students will construct parts, solid models, assemblies, as well as generate orthographic drawings and add dimensions to produce engineering document packages. Proficiency with computers is required.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

CSA* 105

INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters The computer plays a significant role as a productivity tool in many fields of study and employment. This course focuses on integrating comprehensive computing skills as a means to introduce students to the knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary to achieve proficiency in the Microsoft Office software applications suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access). The computer operating system, file management operations, computer concepts, and vocabulary are included as integral elements to understanding the software applications environment. Students will examine productivity and computing procedures in workplace and academic settings, enhance their computer skills, and be able to critically apply these skills in various situations. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

CSA* 135

SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters A detailed development of the functions and applications of spreadsheet application software. The electronic spreadsheet, business graphics and data manager aspects will be explored, using the commands of Microsoft Excel for Windows. Upon completion of the basic fundamentals of functions and commands, the programming macros will be introduced, allowing the student to take full advantage of the power of spreadsheet software. Prerequisite: CSA* 105 with a ‘C’ or better or with concurrency AND eligibility for ENG* 101W .

CSA* 140

DATABASE APPLICATIONS

3 semester hours

This course will introduce the student to the concept of a database management system and its integral role in today’s workplace. The course will guide the student through the design, development and implementation of a database system using Microsoft Access. This hands-on course will introduce the student to the techniques and capabilities of Access, and how to utilize this database development program as a tool to solve common business problems. Prerequisite: CSA* 105 with a ‘C’ or better or with concurrency AND eligibility for ENG* 101W .

CSA* 205

ADVANCED APPLICATIONS

3 semester hours

This course focuses on the advanced use of Microsoft Office applications. It acquaints students with the proper procedures to create documents, presentations, worksheets, and databases suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use. An exercise-oriented approach will be utilized that allows learning by doing. Prerequisite: CSA* 105 with a ‘C’ or better.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

CSC* 102

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE

3 semester hours

This introductory course emphasizes the impact computers have on society and our interaction with them. Students are also given an introduction to information retrieval using e-mail and Internet access both through our online course delivery system, Blackboard, and through other online search techniques. Topics include CPU, peripheral equipment, software applications, programming languages, computer ethics, and computer crime. The history of the computer and the capabilities and limitations of these devices are also presented. Students are also introduced to applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

CSC* 180

COMPUTER ETHICS

3 semester hours

A study in the ethics of computer usage as it applies to the Internet. Issues discussed include privacy, speech and regulation of the Internet, security, intellectual property and codes of ethics and conduct. Case studies in each area will be examined. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

CSC* 213

OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING USING C++

3 semester hours

Introduces students to the C++ programming language. Techniques for solving problems with both numerical and non-numerical applications will be explored, incorporating rules of syntax, expressions and operators. Sequential and direct-access file processing are discussed. Concepts and examples of data types, recursive & virtual functions, arrays, pointers, vectors, strings, namespaces, data abstraction with classes, objects, overloading, inheritance, and data structures are presented.. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG*101W CSC* 214 ADVANCED C++ PROGRAMMING 3 semester hours Advanced programming and data structures are the focus of this course. Emphasis is placed on techniques and procedures appropriate to production of reliable and easily modifiable programs. Aggregate data types, advanced pointer usage linked lists, multilevel control breaks, sequential file updates, and random file update are explored. Prerequisite: CSC*213 with a ‘C’ or better.

CSC* 220

OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING USING JAVA

3 semester hours

A course in the Java programming language that uses modular programming and emphasizes object-oriented techniques. This course will address event driven programming in the Windows environment and interfaces to the Internet. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG*101W CSC* 221 ADVANCED JAVA PROGRAMMING 3 semester hours Introduces advanced features of Java. Topics include collection classes, searching and sorting, multi-threading, parallel processing and database programming. Also delves deeper into data structure and file input and output. Students will learn a powerful language for cross-platform, object-oriented programming. Prerequisite: CSC*220 with a ‘C’ or better.

CSC* 231

DATABASE DESIGN I

3 semester hours

Course covers the concepts of data organization for designing databases and creating business computer systems. Data schemes and structures, querying, searching, updating and editing, indexing, sorting, screen formatting, and linking files will be emphasized. Students will develop queries using standard SQL. Taking CSC* 250 concurrently is HIGHLY recommended. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG*101W .

CSC* 232

DATABASE DESIGN II

3 semester hours

This course addresses advanced topics in database management including SQL coding for database access with platform independence. Data normalization and relational algebra are covered as the theory of data access. Actual business scenarios will be developed, and solutions created for them. Prerequisite: CSC*231 with a ‘C’ or better.

CSC* 250

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN

3 semester hours

Introduction to analysis and design of business management systems through the three stages of business system design: analysis of information flow, systems specification and equipment, and selection and implementation of the system. Project management, requirements planning, feasibility analysis, and project estimating will be discussed. Corequisite: CSC* 231 . Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG*101W .

CSC* 295

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE

3 semester hours

This is a work experience course for computer systems technology students who want a challenging opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a business, education, or community organization. Students are evaluated in an intern position obtained by the student in collaboration with a faculty advisor, and agreed upon by the supervisor of the cooperating worksite. Students will engage in periodic written reports to the faculty advisor and site supervisor, and present final summaries of their field work experiences at the end of each semester. Students are required to work a minimum of 120 hours during the semester and have regular contact with their faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. CSC* 298 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE 3 semester hours The topics and delivery method of this course vary. It may be a distance learning, online discussion class, centering on questions and issues of current computer topics, researched though the Internet. It may also target specific areas of computer hardware, software, networking, and telecommunications with focused hands-on modules. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG*101W .

COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

CST* 150 W

EB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT I

3 semester hours

The design elements, organization, page layout, navigation, visual presentation and continuity are some of the topics to be included as subjects in this course. As a beginning course in the Web Design & Development program, this course will also cover Internet vocabulary and concepts as well as file management tasks. Students will use online resources to supplement any online presentations by the instructor, and will complete a website project using template software tools at host websites online. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG*101W .

CST* 180

NETWORKING I

4 semester hours

An introduction to computer networking concepts. Topics include the functions of the ISO/OSI reference model; data link and network addresses; the function of a MAC address; data encapsulation; the different classes of IP addresses (and subnetting); and the functions of the TCP/IP network-layer protocols. The student learns to plan, design and install plan and design an Ethernet LAN using an extended or hierarchical star topology; to select, install, and test cable and determine wiring closet locations; to perform beginning network maintenance, tuning, and troubleshooting along with basic documenting, auditing and monitoring of LANs. The course will prepare students for testing in Network+ certification. Prerequisite: CSC* 104 with a ‘C’ or better AND eligibility for ENG*101W .

CST* 201

INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS)

3 semester hours

An introductory course to provide a real-world understanding of information systems, giving students a foundation in business-related technology (IT). This course presents a balance of technical information and real-world applications. Students study innovative uses of information technology and its benefits and risks. Contemporary concepts such as supply chain management systems, data warehousing, business intelligence systems, knowledge management, Web-based electronic data interchange, and software as a service are topics covered in this course. Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG*101W AND MAT* 137 X.

CST* 210

OPERATING SYSTEMS

3 semester hours

Topics include processor management, file systems, process management and scheduling algorithms, device management, memory management, and data integrity. The major operating systems of the various hardware platforms will be analyzed, including DOS, Android, IBM OS/2, Unix, Linux, and the Microsoft Windows family. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG*101W .

CST* 250 W

EB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT II

3 semester hours

A complete course that covers the coding syntax to create webpages for the Internet. The two main coding languages of XHTML (& HTML v.4) and JavaScript are the emphasis of the course. All of these coding topics follow the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) guidelines. [The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential.] The full scope of the HTML/XHTML techniques and the interactive capabilities of JavaScript are examined and implemented as students create their own comprehensive webpages. Prerequisite: CST* 150 with a ‘C’ or better CRIMINAL JUSTICE The Criminal Justice Program strives to attain a high level of academic excellence and professionalism. As a Criminal Justice major, students are required to receive a grade of “C” or better in all Criminal Justice required courses. (Refer to the program requirements.) Any grade of “C-” or below must be repeated prior to graduating. For information on Criminology see SOC* 240 . For information on Juvenile Delinquency see SOC* 241 .

CJS* 101

INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester (hybrid) and Spring Semester (online) Examination and overview of the criminal justice system covering police contact/arrest, to potential court involvement with prosecution/defense, incarceration and steps within the correctional system. Discretion, bail system, probation and parole are also discussed. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 096 .

CJS* 102

INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS

3 Semester Hours

Offered: Spring (hybrid) A study of the history, philosophy, and evolution of corrections as well as the functions of U.S. jails and prisons. The course also examines the procedures used by state and federal courts that result in sentencing of offenders to penal institutions and community-based supervision and treatment programs. Course may require a visit to an actual correctional facility, if available. Prerequisites: CJS* 101 with a ‘C’ or better AND eligibility for ENG* 101W .

CJS* 120

POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester (hybrid) The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the various aspects of the philosophy of policing known as Community Policing. Community Policing involves partnership among the police, the community and other government agencies and may be the answer to customer service. Classroom instruction involving specific aspects of Community Policing are supplemented with practical applications within nearby communities. Course may require a visit to a local Community Court. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

CJS* 211

CRIMINAL LAW I

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester (hybrid) Examination and study of criminal statutes with the emphasis on theory and philosophy of law; relationship of law and society. Real life examples involving recent events are discussed. Prerequisite: CJS* 101 with a ‘C’ or better AND eligibility for ENG* 101 .

CJS* 213

EVIDENCE & CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester Supreme Court cases directly affecting law enforcement and criminal procedure involving state court decisions are discussed. Case studies include arrest procedures, probable cause, search and seizure, discretion, and suppression of evidence are discussed. Prerequisite: CJS* 101 , with a ‘C’ or better, AND ENG* 101 with a ‘C’ or better (may be taken concurrently).

CJS* 220

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester (hybrid) Fundamentals of criminal investigation; theory and history; crime scene to courtroom with emphasis on techniques appropriate to specific crimes. Students may be required to participate in a mock crime scene investigation where they will put into practice techniques learned in the classroom. Prerequisite: CJS*101 with a ‘C’ or better.

CJS* 225

FORENSIC SCIENCE

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring (hybrid) Collection, identification, preservation, and transportation of physical evidence; crime laboratory capability and limitations; examination of physical evidence within the resources of the investigator; course will include demonstration of laboratory techniques and law enforcement’s role in forensic science. Visit to forensic lab and/or firearms lab may be required. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

CJS* 250

POLICE ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester (hybrid) This course delves into the true relationship between the upper management, police supervisors and subordinates. Issues such as police stress, morale, discipline and how to motivate an employee within law enforcement are discussed. Introduction to union matters, dealing with the press and the evaluation process are covered. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

CJS* 258

STREET GANGS & ORGANIZED CRIME

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester (hybrid) Examination of the origin, growth, and structure of organized crime, and drug cartels. Organized street gangs, which can be defined as a criminal enterprise operating throughout the U.S., will also be explored. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

CJS* 291

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PRACTICUM

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester (Online with Campus Requirement) College-approved and supervised position related to the student’s criminal justice program, obtained by the student with a public or private criminal justice/ public safety agency. Students are evaluated by a member of the college faculty and the staff of the cooperating agency. This course requires a mandatory meeting in late May in order to ensure placement for the fall semester. At this meeting students will receive a Field Manual and other materials necessary to secure a site placement. Prerequisites: 2.0 cumulative GPA AND 12 CJS* credits with a ‘C’ or better AND permission of instructor.

DEAF STUDIES

DSC*101

VISUAL GESTURAL COMMUNICATION

3 semester hours

A study of non-language aspects of communication and the importance of gestural skills used in a visual language such as American Sign Language. The adaptation of these skills with other sign language formations and variations is presented. Emphasis will be on eye training and the use of gesture, pantomime and body language as it relates to communicating with visually oriented individuals. Prerequisite: ASL*101 DSC* 110 ORIENTATION TO DEAFNESS 3 semester hours An overview of Deafness that encompasses three major topics: the nature and experience of Deafness; the education of Deaf children and adults; and the adult Deaf community. An explanation of Deafness from a Medical perspective including the anatomy of the ear and the causes and treatments of Deafness. An overview of the educational, psychological, social, and vocational aspects are considered. In addition the potential careers and further education needed to work in careers with people who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing are presented and discussed. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

DSC* 114

INTRODUCTION TO DEAF PEOPLE & DEAF CULTURE I

3 semester hours

Analysis and discussion of the historical and cultural aspect of Deaf people. In the last decade, definitions of attitudes toward Deaf people have changed from a clinical perspective to a cultural perspective that identifies, respects and promotes Deaf Culture. An overview of Deafhood that will include the nature and experience of Deafhood; the education of Deaf children and adults; and the adult Deaf community. Classes may host guest lecturers from the Deaf Community. Prerequisites: ASL* 101 , with a ‘B’ or better, AND eligibility for ENG* 101W .

DSC* 218

SELECTED TOPICS IN DEAF STUDIES

3 semester hours

This course will focus on the current trends and events that have an influence on Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in society. The various agencies serving the Deaf will be researched, and analyzed. Current events in the world and how they impact the Deaf community will be topics of interest to report. Further topics may include the ongoing debates of education, medical breakthroughs, forms of communication, Deaf professionals, and other topics as deemed relevant as they relate to Deafness. Students will be required to visit and interview an employee of an agency serving the Deaf and create a presentation to pass into the instructor. Prerequisites: ASL* 102 with a ‘B’ or better.

DSC* 219

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE LITERATURE

3 semester hours

Analysis and discussions of ASL poetry and storytelling as part of receptive/expressive language development and advanced skills enhancement. This course also includes storytelling techniques through the use of standard American folklore and other culturally valued forms of literature. Videos of Deaf poets, sign language stories and other esoteric aspects of Deaf culture will be evaluated by the students. Prerequisite: ASL* 201 with a ‘B’ or better.

DSC* 222

FIELD EXPERIENCE IN DEAF STUDIES

3 semester hours

Student work experience of fifty (50) hours in an approved agency or site providing services for Deaf people approved by the instructor. The instructor will provide students approved sites and agencies for them to contact and find placement. Report to the instructor weekly or online as instructor determines. Prerequisites: ASL* 201 AND ASL* 205 , both with a ‘B’ or better.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

ECE* 101

INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester This course explores philosophies, methods, and materials dealing with early childhood education. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of teachers working with young children and the practical aspects of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of children. This course requires twelve (12) hours of observation (at an instructor-approved or NAEYC-accredited center) in order to receive credit. Field trips may be required. Offered as a hybrid. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W OR permission of the instructor.

ECE* 103

CREATIVE EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester Theory and approaches to creative art, movement, and dramatic activities for young children. Information on why and how these activities should be included in curriculum planning. Students are responsible for planning and presenting activities to young children in a preschool setting with a supervising teacher present. Field trips may be required. Offered onground. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W OR permission of the instructor.

ECE* 106

MUSIC & MOVEMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester Basic techniques and skills for teaching music to young children will be explored in the course. Students will explore space, time, beat, rhythm, dance, movement, stories and song both creatively and traditionally to create a well-balanced music and movement program. Field trips may be required. Offered onground. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W OR permission of the instructor.

ECE* 109

SCIENCE AND MATH FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester This course will provide basic theories of teaching science and mathematics to young children. A variety of practical activities and ideas will be explored for classroom implementation. Topics include the number system, arithmetic, physical science, and life science. Field trips may be required. Offered onground. Prerequisites: ECE* 101 with a ‘C’ or better AND eligibility for ENG* 101W OR permission of the instructor.

ECE* 141

INFANT/TODDLER GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

3 semester hours

Students will be developing caregiving and teaching techniques appropriate for children from birth to age 3 years. They will be concentrating on learning how to set up an environment which is responsive to infants’ and toddlers’ physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs. Emphasis will be placed upon how the caregiver interacts with the young child to develop trust and learning. This course requires twelve (12) hours of infant/toddler observation in order to receive credit. Offered online. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W OR permission of the instructor.

ECE* 176

HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester This course provides students with the development of activities and resources as the basis for an appropriate health curriculum that encompasses all aspects of a healthy child. Students will become aware of the interrelationships between child development and the areas of health, nutrition and safety. Students are responsible for planning and presenting lessons which include food preparation. This course requires twelve (12) hours of observation in order to receive credit. Field trips may be required. Offered onground. Prerequisites: ECE* 101 with a ‘C’ or better AND eligibility for ENG* 101W OR permission of the instructor.

ECE* 182

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

3 semester hours

This course is concerned with human development from prenatal through age eight with particular emphasis on the preschool child. The cognitive, creative, physical, personal, social and emotional benchmarks through successive stages of development will be studied in depth. This course requires twelve (12) hours of observation (at an instructor-approved or NAEYC-accredited center) in order to receive credit. Offered online. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W OR permission of the instructor.

ECE* 206

ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

3 semester hours

This course aims to develop knowledge of and professional attitude toward business, legal, and psychological issues of interest to in-home child care specialists and directors or owners of early childhood facilities. The goal of this course is to provide the student with guidelines for a career in a nurturing home day care and/or for establishing a child care center. This course requires twelve (12) hours of observation (at an instructor-approved or NAEYC-accredited center) in order to receive credit. Field trips may be required. Offered online. Prerequisites: ECE* 101 AND ENG* 101W AND at least one other ECE course, all with a ‘C’ or better, OR permission of the instructor.

ECE* 210

OBSERVATION, PARTICIPATION & SEMINAR

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester This course is designed to increase objectivity in observing and interpreting children’s behavior, and increases the awareness of normal patterns of behavior. Observation and participation are used to gain experience and competency in working with young children. In addition to attending a weekly seminar, the student will observe and participate in an instructor-approved or NAEYC-accredited center for two (2) hours per week, with a required minimum of twenty-four (24) hours. Weekly seminar sessions with the instructor will be held to discuss and plan for the children’s learning needs. Offered as a hybrid. Prerequisites: ECE* 101 AND ENG* 101W AND at least one other ECE course, all with a ‘C’ or better, OR permission of the instructor.

ECE* 222

METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN ECE

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester This course is intended to train students in planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum designed to enhance the development of young children. Some components of K – 3 and all aspects of the prekindergarten curriculum will be discussed and examined. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with the curriculum using a variety of teaching styles. This course takes into account the multicultural backgrounds and interests of the students as well as the diverse backgrounds of the children they may encounter. This course requires twelve (12) hours of observation in order to receive credit. Offered as a hybrid. Prerequisites: ECE* 101 AND ECE* 210 AND ENG* 101W , all with a ‘C’ or better, OR permission of the instructor.

ECE* 231

EARLY LANGUAGE & LITERACY DEVELOPMENT

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester This course explores principles of language development in the young child. With an emphasis on exploring how a child’s cultural background and experiences influence emerging literacy. Immersion, constructive writing, inventive spelling, and other aspects of the whole language classroom will be studied. The focus will be on how the teacher’s role is pivotal in this process. This course requires twelve (12) hours of observation in order to receive credit. Field trips may be required. Offered as a hybrid. Prerequisites: ECE* 101 AND ENG* 101W AND at least one other ECE* course, all with a ‘C’ or better, OR permission of the instructor.

ECE* 275

CHILD, FAMILY, AND SCHOOL RELATIONS

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester This course is an in-depth look at the child, family and the relationship between the school and the family. The course will review the socialization process and the development of the child/student as a social being. An understanding of the young child and age appropriate guidance for the young children and an understanding of how and why effective communication with families and the community is essential in early education will be examined. This course requires twelve (12) hours of observation in order to receive credit. Field trips may be required. Offered as a hybrid. Prerequisite: ECE* 101 AND ENG* 101W , both with a ‘C’ or better, OR permission of the instructor.

ECE* 290

STUDENT TEACHING I & SEMINAR

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester This course is a supervised observation and participation in the teaching experience. Students are required to have a hundred (100) hours a semester of clinical experience in an instructor-approved or NAEYC-accredited placement site. Weekly seminars are scheduled for discussion. Field trips may be required. This course requires fingerprinting and medical evaluation at the student’s expense. Prerequisites: ECE* 101 AND ENG* 101W AND ENG* 102 AND at least two other ECE courses, all with a ‘C’ or better, AND current First Aid Certificate AND a 2.5 GPA in all ECE courses, AND permission of the Program Coordinator.

ECE* 291

STUDENT TEACHING II & SEMINAR

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester This is a continuation of Student Teaching I. One hundred (100) hours of student teaching is required in an instructor-approved or NAEYC-accredited placement site. During this phase of the work experience, the student will concentrate on working directly with young children. The overall objectives are for the student to be able to manage a classroom effectively, plan, organize, execute and evaluate classroom activities on a weekly basis and be able to evaluate objectively his or her emerging pre-teaching skills. The student will be under the supervision of an on-site supervisor as well as the College instructor. Weekly seminars will be required. Prerequisites: ECE* 290 AND at least three additional ECE courses, all with a ‘C’ or better, AND a 2.5 GPA in all ECE courses AND permission of the Program Coordinator.

EDUCATIONAL PARAPROFESSIONAL

EDU* 102

EDUCATIONAL PARAPROFESSIONAL

3 semester hours

This three (3) credit course will introduce core content area skills in reading, mathematics, and writing needed to prepare students for working as a paraprofessional in a public school setting. Students will gain an in-depth understanding about identified disabling conditions, related health issues prevalent among mainstreamed students, and how to implement prescribed strategies and initiatives that promote learning in a classroom or resource room setting. Through interactive activities, participants will become familiar with special education mandates and how they impact the delivery of service to special needs students in today’s public school classrooms. Prerequisite: ENG* 101W , with a ‘C’ or better, OR permission of the instructor.

ECONOMICS

ECN* 101

PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

3 semester hours

Economics is a social science and like the physical sciences is a tool for breaking down complex problems into simpler parts that can be analyzed one at a time (Nasar, 2011). Alfred Marshall, 1873, described economics as an “organon”, an instrument or analytical tool used in acquiring a body of scientific principles. Consistent with scientific empirical experiments, Marshall envisioned that the governing dynamics of economic theory would continually require perfection (Nasar, 2010). Today, macroeconomics is concerned with the general state of a country’s economy and the degree to which the economy uses and expands its capacity for producing goods and services. That is, the efficient and effective deployment of scarce resources. As a result, macroeconomics deals with some of the most controversial and market system performance issues of our time-globalization, growth, uncertainty, inflation, taxes, interest rates, income determination, unemployment, budget deficits, GDP, currency valuation, foreign direct investment, financial crises, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and the role of government. Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101W AND MAT* 137 X.

ECN* 102

PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

3 semester hours

Microeconomics is the study of choices that individuals and businesses make and the influence that government has on price responses, market models, cost benefit analysis and rationality. Microeconomics covers microeconomics concepts, the characteristics of different competitive structures including perfect competition, monopolistic completion, oligopolies and monopolies and microeconomic models. The principles of economic cost and profit, economies, scale, marginal costs and utility. Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101W AND MAT* 137 X.

ENGINEERING SCIENCE

EGR* 111

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING

3 semester hours

Students will be introduced to the fields of engineering through design and graphics and comprehensive engineering projects. Topics include: sketching, charts, graphs, forces, energy, electrical circuits, mechanisms, robotics, manufacturing technologies, and fundamentals of engineering economics. Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101 AND MAT* 186 .

EGR* 112

ENGINEERING DRAWING SPECIFICATIONS

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester For manufacturing and engineering students. An introduction to the interpretation of engineering drawings beginning with the basics of orthographic projection. Topics include: working drawings, lines, linear and angular dimensioning, sectional views, tolerances and allowances, thread representation, arrowless and tabular dimensioning, steel specifications, auxiliary views, point-to-point and datum dimensioning conforming to ANSI Y14.5M and ISO standards.

EGR* 211

ENGINEERING STATICS

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester The main objective of this course is to develop in the engineering students the ability to analyze any problem in a simple and logical manner and to apply to its solution a few, well understood, basic principles. This course introduces the concepts of engineering based on forces in equilibrium. Topics include concentrated forces, distributed forces, forces due to friction, and inertia as they apply to machines, structures, and systems. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems which require the ability to analyze systems of forces in static equilibrium. Prerequisite: MAT* 256 with a ‘C’ or better or concurrency.

EGR* 212

ENGINEERING DYNAMICS

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester The main objective of this course is to develop in the engineering students the ability to analyze any problem in a simple and logical manner and to apply to its solution a few, well understood, basic principles. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of engineering dynamics, including rectilinear and curvilinear motion, translations, rotation, and plane motion; work, energy, and power; and impulse and momentum. The basic principles of dynamics are applied to engineering problems. Vector methods are covered. Prerequisite: EGR* 211 with a ‘C’ or better.

ENGLISH

ENG* 096

INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE ENGLISH

6 semester hours

This course prepares students for the reading and writing demands in Composition and other college-level courses by integrating reading, writing, and critical thinking. Student writing will focus on understanding, reporting on, reacting to, and analyzing the ideas of others. Texts will serve as models and sources for students to refine their skills in exposition, interpretation, and argumentation. Students learn and practice specific college-level skills through critical reading and writing, class discussions, lectures, group presentations, or workshops. This course does not satisfy an English requirement or an elective in any degree program, nor do its credits count toward graduation. Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement test scores. ENG* 101 COMPOSITION 3 semester hours An introduction to the principles of effective composition. The course focuses on expository rather than personal writing. Successful completion of a research paper is required. Practice in writing essays based on analysis of student and professional works. Prerequisites: ENG* 096 , with a ‘C’ or better, or satisfactory placement test scores.

ENG* 101W

COMPOSITION WITH WORKSHOP

4 semester hours

Composition (ENG* 101 ) focuses on the study and practice of effective written communication across a variety of rhetorical situations. The course develops skills in applying language conventions, engaging with and using authoritative sources, and crafting logical arguments. Composition with Embedded Support (ENG* 101W ) meets the same outcomes as ENG* 101 , but offers students additional support through supplemental instruction, increased time on task, focused workshops, and/or tutoring. Prerequisites: ENG* 096 , with a ‘C’ or better, OR satisfactory placement test scores.

ENG* 102

LITERATURE & COMPOSITION

3 semester hours

Further practice in composition based on analysis of short stories, poetry, and drama. Includes additional practice in research techniques. Prerequisites: ENG* 101W with a ‘C’ or better.

ENG* 211

THE SHORT STORY

3 semester hours

Close reading and analysis of short fiction. Includes both traditional forms and modern experimental prose. Lecture, discussion, group projects, films and writing essays. Prerequisites: ENG* 102 with a ‘C’ or better OR permission of instructor.

ENG* 221

AMERICAN LITERATURE I

3 semester hours

Reading and study of examples of American literature from the colonial period to the mid-nineteenth century. The class will study significant writers of the time period and examine the development of the themes of individualism, idealism, opportunity, equality, and inclusion as they appear across a range of genres. Prerequisite: ENG* 102 with a ‘C’ or better OR permission of instructor.

ENG* 222

AMERICAN LITERATURE II

3 semester hours

Reading and study of examples of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The class will study significant writers of the time period and explore the themes of individualism, idealism, opportunity, equality, and inclusion as they appear across a range of genres. An overview of literary movements will be provided. Prerequisite: ENG* 102 with a ‘C’ or better OR permission of instructor.

ENG* 240

STUDIES IN WORLD LITERATURE

3 semester hours

An exploration of universal themes and various cultural perspectives through readings, films, and discussions. Prerequisite: ENG* 102 with a ‘C’ or better OR permission of instructor.

ENG* 260 W

OMEN’S LITERATURE I

3 semester hours

The themes of love, work, and marriage will be explored as the heroines of these novels and stories are forced to make life choices, often between marriage and a vocation, individuality and society’s narrow expectations. Authors include both established and neglected 19th and early 20th century American women writers, many of them surprisingly modern in their themes and writing styles. Prerequisite: ENG* 102 with a ‘C’ or better OR permission of instructor.

ENG* 262 W

OMEN’S LITERATURE II

3 semester hours

This course will introduce students to a variety of contemporary women writers. Focus will be on both the diversity and commonality of women’s experience, as explored in 20th century short story, novel, and poetry. Several women writers may visit class to read and discuss their work. Prerequisite: ENG* 102 with a ‘C’ or better OR permission of instructor.

ENG* 266

GAY AND LESBIAN LITERATURE

3 semester hours

This is a survey course in literature written by, about, or for gay men and lesbians in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will study a variety of representations of homosexuality in a selection of fictional and non-fictional texts. The course will examine the concept of gay and lesbian literature as a genre in order to better understand the relationship between literary expression, personal identity, and our modern views on sexuality as a society. The class is offered to students of all different sexual orientations and identities. This class is for those who are interested in gay & lesbian identity, whether this relates to someone who is transsexual, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, transgendered, queer, or of any other sexual orientation or identity. This class will be a safe space for any questions or comments related to the literature we read, class discussions, or other related themes that will emerge over the course of the term. Prerequisite: ENG* 102 with a ‘C’ or better OR permission of instructor.

ENG* 271

FILM AND LITERATURE

3 semester hours

The course examines film both as a genre and in its relationship to literature. Film is a relatively new art form that has only recently earned its place in both academic and popular culture as a leading medium for storytelling. The course will consider film techniques and will focus on how films tell stories that engage viewers in unique ways. The course will touch on the history of film and will consider the relationship of film to literature. Students will consider elements common to film and literature such as character development and presentation, narrative tension and structure, diction and point of view, as well as such innate differences as arise between a reader visualizing a literary text and an onlooker engrossed by a filmed moving image. Prerequisite: ENG* 102 with a ‘C’ or better OR permission of instructor.

ENG* 281

CREATIVE WRITING

3 semester hours

Composition in prose, poetry, or dramatic form. Assignments include a variety of writing styles, such as dialogue, argument, narrative, and description. Students will be expected to share their work and critiques within the class. Each student also submits for approval a lengthier project of his or her own choosing to complete by the end of the semester. Prerequisite: ENG* 102 with a ‘C’ or better OR permission of instructor.

ENG* 284

ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING

3 semester hours

This course gives students the opportunity to continue their creative writing on a more intensive and complex level. Prerequisite: ENG* 281 with a ‘C’ or better OR permission of instructor.

ENG* 291

MYTHOLOGY

3 Semester hours

Heroes, monsters, quests, and romance! This course will examine enduring archetypes that run through world mythology. Myths are older than the written word, and they have shaped cultures for centuries. From Beowulf to Homer and Cinderella to Superman, these are the stories that help us make sense of the world. What do these stories have in common? And why do we continue to be drawn to these types of narratives? The course explores mythology through the ages from ancient monsters to medieval knights and princesses and even modern day superheroes. The course is offered fully online via Blackboard. Prerequisites: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W , AND ENG* 102 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

ENG* 298

SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE OR WRITING

3 semester hours

This course gives students the opportunity to explore a more advanced topic in one area of literature or writing in greater depth. Topic will vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: ENG* 102 with a ‘C’ or better OR permission of instructor.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND EARTH SCIENCE

EAS* 102

EARTH SCIENCE

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring and Summer Semesters For non-science, AND education majors. Offered online. An exploration of the basic processes that have formed and continue to form our planet. Included in the content is an astronomical history of the Earth and universe; geology basics including: the geologic time scale, the rock cycle, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building, and erosional forces. Other topics included will be atmospheric processes and trends, global and regional climate, ocean tides and currents, and ecosystems. Current environmental and global issues as they relate to Earth Science will be discussed. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of this course. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

EVS* 100

INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters For non-science, education, AND environmental science majors. Offered online and onground. This three credit, non-laboratory science course is designed to provide an overview of long-term effects on the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. The course will examine ethics, attitudes and history; natural systems; population; global and regional environmental issues including: biodiversity loss, overconsumption of resources, food production and challenges, energy sources, pollution, waste, and urbanization; and economics, solutions, and attitudes, using current and historical topics as a lens to examine the complexities of these topics. The use of computers and Blackboard are integral aspects of this course. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

GEOGRAPHY

GEO* 101

INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY

3 semester hours

Introduces basic principles, concepts, and methods of modern geography. Focuses on the physical environment and climate and their relationship to human settlement patterns, as well as the interrelationship between place and self. Prerequisite: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W with a ‘C’ or better (may be taken concurrently)

GEO* 111 W

ORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

3 semester hours

Study of geographic relationships among natural and cultural environments of the world’s major culture regions with specific reference to the non-western world. Prerequisite: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W with a ‘C’ or better (may be taken concurrently)

GERMAN

GER* 101

ELEMENTARY GERMAN I

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W OR permission of instructor.

GER* 102

ELEMENTARY GERMAN II

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester Prerequisite: GER* 101 with a ‘C’ or better and eligibility for ENG* 101W OR permission of instructor.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

GRA* 151

GRAPHIC DESIGN I

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Fall Semester An investigation of the creative and practical aspects of typography and page layout. It is an exploration of the development of type rendering, typographic principles, type anatomy and computer software skills. The vocabulary and history of typography as well as file management, output service bureaus, and final presentation will be discussed. Career possibilities in the field are discussed and the Macintosh computer is introduced. No previous graphic design experience necessary.

GRA* 227

INTERACTIVE MEDIA

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Fall Semester This course provides an introduction to the principles and processes of interactive design specifically for web-based media. It will build on the principles and techniques learned in Graphic Design I & II. It will focus on the look and feel of interactive documents as well as the principles of aesthetics in regard to online information. Aspects of interactive media to be learned include: HTML & CSS, wireframing, interface design and using CSS3 and jQuery to create basic animations. Project planning, proper file organization and working with clients will be discussed, as well as online culture and the use of the internet in society. Prerequisite: GRA* 151 AND GRA* 252 , both with a ‘C’ or better, OR permission of the instructor.

GRA* 252

GRAPHIC DESIGN II

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Spring Semester Graphic Design II is a continuation of Graphic Design I. Instruction in image manipulation, typography, and page layout will be explored. Students will be gradually introduced to software packages through a series of graphic design problems. They will be instructed on current professional practices, methodologies, and the terms of Graphic Design. The last project leads students to production of documents for the internet. Prerequisite: GRA* 151 with a ‘C’ or better.

GRA* 260 W

EB DESIGN

3 semester hours

(6 studio hours) Offered: Spring Semester This course is an extension of the principles and processes of online design and development including design work for mobile devises. It will focus on the look and feel of sites as well and the principles of aesthetic layout and navigation. All aspects of web design will be learned including: HTML, CSS, CMS technology, digital image preparation, site maps, page layout, navigation, online type techniques and the inclusion of media rich elements such as digital video. Industry standards, ADA accessibility, online culture and the use of the internet in relation to society will also be discussed. Prerequisites: GRA* 151 AND GRA* 252 AND GRA* 227 , all with a ‘C’ or better, OR permission of instructor.

GRA* 291

GRAPHIC DESIGN PORTFOLIO

3 semester hours

(6 sudio hours) An independent study course designed to fit the individual needs of each student. Students will be placed in an internship. A mentor and the instructor will monitor progress. Permission from instructor and eportfolio required. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

HEALTH CAREERS

HLT* 103

INVESTIGATIONS IN HEALTH CAREERS

3 semester hours

This course is designed to assist traditional and nontraditional college students to meet the expectations of a curriculum and a career in health related fields. The student will become familiar with the rigors of an educational program designed for health careers and the specific skills needed to maximize the student’s opportunity for academic and clinical success. The student will have the opportunity to observe various health care career opportunities and how these professions function in the health care arena. The course will include a comprehensive overview of the duties and responsibilities associated with clinical competency. Interdisciplinary learning strategies, correlating clinical and didactic education, life management skills, work ethics, and critical thinking skills necessary for all health providers will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101W AND MAT* 137 X.

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

HPE* 101

through 300 PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

1 semester hour each (class times and requirements vary)

HPE courses include individual fitness programs, organized group classes, and competitive activities for students of all abilities and interests. HPE courses may be taken in multiple semesters. HPE* 108 STRENGTH AND TONE 1 semester hour Push yourself to the limit in this dynamic body conditioning class taught by an AFAA certified group exercise instructor. Consecutive high energy cardiovascular and strength training intervals using a variety of weights and training tools will help participants decrease fat and burn calories while increasing muscle strength and endurance in a pressure free environment. If necessary, modifications to exercises will be shown to suit individual needs and abilities. The instructor will carefully monitor all students for proper form and will make the necessary corrections to avoid any stress or injuries. Students must supply their own mat, hand weights (between 5 & 10 lbs.), resistance tubing and a 65 cm stability ball. This class may be taken only for a Pass/Fail grade, or on an Audit (non-grade) basis. Students must meet specified attendance requirements in order to earn a passing grade.

HPE* 261

YOGA

1 semester hour

This yoga course will be an integrative approach to yoga implementing all of the elements necessary to successfully complete a yoga practice or take it to another level. This class may be taken only for a Pass/Fail grade, or on an Audit (non-grade) basis. Students must meet specified attendance requirements in order to earn a passing grade. HPE* 274 ZUMBA 1 semester hour This course, taught by a licensed Zumba® instructor, combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow participants to exercise with no worries. Zumba® combines traditional Latin dance styles including salsa, mambo, cha-cha, cumbia and merengue, as well as hip hop and belly dancing moves. The routines feature aerobic fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. By focusing on interval training, classes seek to burn calories without exhausting participants with a high impact pace. Zumba® is based on the theory that a work out should be fun and easy to do. This allows participants to stick to a fitness program and achieve long-term benefits that are good for both the body and mind. This class may be taken only for a Pass/Fail grade, or on an Audit (non-grade) basis. Students must meet specified attendance requirements in order to earn a passing grade.

HPE* 281

INDOOR CLIMBING

1 semester hour

Students will learn the basics of indoor wall climbing which includes, but is not limited to, safely using climbing equipment presented, the basics of indoor climbing, proper conduct on and around the climbing wall, and team belay on a climbing wall. Students should wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are appropriate for climbing (no flip-flops or open-toed shoes). This class may be taken only for a Pass/Fail grade, or on an Audit (non-grade) basis. Students must meet specified attendance requirements in order to earn a passing grade. HPE* 283 OUTDOOR CLIMBING 1 semester hour Explore rock climbing outdoors in this beginner’s course focused on basic technique, safety and the connection of climbing with overall well-being. This course functions around personal goal setting and general participation. Grading is not based on how far up students climb or any other measurement of physical ability/agility. The only physical requirement is that students be able to hike 20 minutes on moderate terrain. An orientation session will be held on campus, followed by three all-day climbing trips typically scheduled on Saturdays. Off-campus classes will require students to drive or car-pool to climbing locations in central and western Connecticut, and hike into the climbing area. Individuals with concerns about the physical nature of the class and their ability are encouraged to consult with the instructor prior to registering. This class may be taken only for a Pass/Fail grade, or on an Audit (non-grade) basis. Students must meet specified attendance requirements in order to earn a passing grade.

HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

HIM* 101

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

3 semester hours

This course introduces the language of medicine. It will cover the basic structure, spelling, definition, and pronunciation of medical and pathological terms including all organ systems, anatomy, physiology, diseases, diagnosis, and frequently used medical abbreviations. The basic structure of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, and roots are presented. The body systems are used as an organizational pattern to presenting these terms. HIM* 102 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS 3 semester hours This course introduces the student to the field of health information technology. Topics to be covered include the healthcare delivery system, medical records format and content, various filing systems, the environment where the information is gathered, by who the information is used, and the technology behind health information systems. Students will be able to describe the organizations, services, and personnel that comprise the healthcare delivery system. Students will understand the history and development of payment systems and insurance models and their impact on health, access to care, and quality of healthcare. Reimbursement issues will include the revenue cycle, coding systems, payment systems, and compliance. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 096 .

HIM* 155

FUNDAMENTALS OF CLINICAL INFORMATICS AND ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS

3 semester hours

This course provides the student an opportunity to investigate electronic information systems in healthcare. It integrates medical, administrative and clinical record management and computer technology for performing common medical practice functions in a simulated EMR. This course is meant to give the student an introduction to Clinical Informatics, and processes for collecting, using, sharing and maintaining patient health information. It offers students fundamental knowledge of health information systems, data management and regulatory concepts for both ambulatory and acute care settings. The course covers computer hardware and software components, network and World Wide Web technologies, health information standards, as well as hands-on exercises that use current industry EHR software simulations to transform theoretical EHR concepts into practical understanding. Prerequisites: MED* 125 OR HIM* 101 AND CSA* 105 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

HIM* 201

HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

3 semester hours

This course covers health information management emphasizing sources, definitions, collection and presentation of health data and patient record practices. Students will learn the requirements of managing HIM departments and discover the profession of Health Information Management and the many different roles and credentials that are possible. Students will understand the content requirements of the medical record and will learn to evaluate compliance with regulations and standards for medical record documentation. The course will explain the significance of accuracy and integrity of healthcare data in the revenue cycle and in quality and performance improvement processes. Topics will include electronic data management, document and repository systems, indexes, registries, utilization review, risk management and quality assurance. Retention and destruction of medical records, production and accuracy of patient information, analysis and reporting for decision-making and strategy development, and HIPAA regulations will be covered. Prerequisites: MED* 125 OR HIM* 101 AND HIM* 102 AND CSA* 105 , all with a ‘C’ or better.

HIM* 203

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

3 semester hours

This course provides an introduction to the study of functional changes that accompany human diseases, the pathology and general health management of disease and injuries across the human lifespan. The purpose of this course is to supply the student with basic understanding which will prepare them for the health care setting. This course is designed to the study of disease processes with emphasis placed on prevention and treatment of disease. The topics covered will be common diseases and disorders with emphasis given to cardiovascular, pulmonary, hepatic, renal and reproductive systems along with new and emerging diseases. Components of pharmacology will also be included for each category of diseases. Prerequisites: MED* 125 OR HIM* 101 AND BIO* 110 and BIO* 110 L or BIO* 127 , all with a ‘C’ or better.

HIM* 210

CODING I

3 semester hours

This course covers ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS medical coding procedures at an introductory level and is designed to help students meet the challenge of today’s changing government regulations and healthcare reporting. This course introduces students to nomenclatures and classification systems used in healthcare. Students will begin with simple coding cases and advance to more complex coding and auditing. Healthcare reimbursement issues will be explored with emphasis on the need for documentation to support accurate code assignment and billing for healthcare services. Students will apply the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS). The ICD-10-CM will be compared to the DSM-5 codes for behavioral health. Prerequisites: MED* 125 OR HIM* 101 AND CSA* 105 AND BIO* 110 and BIO* 110 L or BIO* 127 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

HIM* 211

ADVANCED MEDICAL CODING

3 semester hours

This course covers nomenclatures and classification systems commonly used in electronic health records and reporting including. Healthcare Common Procedures Coding Systems (HCPCS), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), National Drug Codes (NDC), LOINC, Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED), Procedure Coding System (PCS), and Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG). Coding applications are considered by specialty and body system, incorporating medical terminology, anatomy and physiology. Students will gain hands on coding skills through data abstracting, auditing of chart notes, and coding exercises for a variety of healthcare settings. Prerequisites: HIM* 210 with a ‘C’ or better.

HISTORY

HIS* 101 W

ESTERN CIVILIZATION I

3 semester hours

A survey of ancient societies from classical Greece and Rome through Medieval Europe. Emphasis will be placed on the formation of ancient civilizations and the development of religious thought and institutions (to 1300). Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

HIS* 102 W

ESTERN CIVILIZATION II

3 semester hours

A survey of Western history from the Renaissance (ca. 1300) through the 20th Century. Emphasis will be placed on the development of modern nation states and institutions. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

HIS* 201

U.S. HISTORY I

3 semester hours

A survey of American history from the Colonial Era through the Civil War. Emphasis will be placed on the underlying trends and movements that helped to forge a nation and then threatened to tear it apart. Prerequisite: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W with a ‘C’ or better OR ENG* 101 with concurrency.

HIS* 202

U.S. HISTORY II

3 semester hours

A survey of American history from the Civil War through World War II. Emphasis will be placed on the nation’s internal development and its growth as a world power. Prerequisite: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W with a ‘C’ or better OR ENG* 101 with concurrency.

HIS* 213

THE U.S. SINCE WORLD WAR II

3 semester hours

A survey of American history from World War II through contemporary times. Emphasis will be placed on foreign policy as well as major political, economic, and social trends. Prerequisite: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W with a ‘C’ or better OR ENG* 101 with concurrency.

HIS* 226

THE U.S. CIVIL WAR

3 semester hours

A survey of American history from the Antebellum period through the Civil War and Reconstruction periods. Students will analyze the historical antecedents that led the United States into sectional conflict, and they will investigate the lasting effects of the Civil War on American society. Prerequisite: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W with a ‘C’ or better OR ENG* 101 with concurrency.

HIS 229

* TOPICS IN AMERICAN STUDIES

3 semester hours

This course will examine the historical and literary definitions of what it means to be an American. Through historical documents, novels, short stories, and other sources, students will investigate how various events and ideas intertwined to define important aspects of American culture. Emphasis will be placed on individual readings and class discussion. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101 OR permission of the instructor.

HIS* 242

MODERN IRELAND

3 semester hours

A survey of Irish history from the ancient world through the 20th Century. Students will analyze the historical background of critical events in Irish history. Topics for discussion will include the role of nationalism in Irish history and the relationship between Ireland and the United Kingdom. Prerequisite: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W with a ‘C’ or better OR ENG* 101 with concurrency.

HIS* 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY

1, 2 or

3 semester hours Provides students with opportunities to apply their under- standing of basic social science methodology in advanced and independent study/research projects. The specific objectives, procedures, and credit hours are established by the student in written form and approved in writing by the faculty member with whom the student will work before the execution of the intended project. A student may repeat the course but the total credits may not exceed six. Prerequisites: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W with a ‘C’ or better OR ENG* 101 with concurrency AND previous course work in history AND permission of instructor.

HUMAN SERVICES

HSE* 101

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall and Spring Semester The nature and implications of human services. Consideration of mental health; welfare; probation and school services; and public and private social services.

HSE* 202

INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING / INTERVIEWING

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester An introduction to the basic components of the helping relationship, exploring the unique qualities of therapeutic relationships and elements which tend to interfere with the therapeutic process. An opportunity to develop and practice skills necessary in the therapeutic interview. Prerequisites: HSE* 101 with a ‘C’ or better.

HSE* 203

THEORIES OF COUNSELING

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester Introduction to counseling theories and techniques as used in a variety of settings. The class works together as a therapeutic group and practices skills that are covered in the readings, lectures, films, and discussions. Prerequisite: HSE* 101 with a ‘C’ or better.

HSE* 235

PROFESSIONAL & ETHICAL ISSUES IN HUMAN SERVICES

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester An in-depth study of current professional issues including ethical, legal, and moral standards. The student will apply decision making skills and critical analysis to professional situations where standards conflict. Topics include: confidentiality, duty to warn, client rights, dual relationships, competence, multicultural issues, sanity, malpractice, and expert testimony. Prerequisite: HSE* 101 with a ‘C’ or better.

HSE* 281

HUMAN SERVICES FIELD WORK I

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters Work experience in a private or public agency under the supervision of the staff of the agency and of the College. Employment for a minimum of 180 hours is required. Weekly seminars to review work experiences and discuss problems and procedures. Prerequisite: HSE* 101 with a ‘C’ or better.

HSE* 282

HUMAN SERVICES FIELD WORK II

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters Work experience in a private or public agency under the supervision of the staff of the agency and of the College. Employment for a minimum of 125 hours is required. Weekly seminars to review work experiences and discuss problems and procedures. Prerequisite: HSE* 101 with a ‘C’ or better.

INTERPRETING: ASL/ENGLISH

INT* 103

PRE-INTERPRETING SKILLS

3 semester hours

This course is designed to establish the requisite skills essential to subsequent interpreter preparation. Before students can be introduced to the models of interpreting, they must first learn how to analyze and understand incoming source messages. This foundational course will teach various techniques to effectively process information for meaning. This course is for interpreting students. Check with advisor before registering. Prerequisites: ASL* 102 with a ‘B’ or better.

INT* 121

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IN INTERPRETING

3 semester hours

An analysis and understanding of the Registry for Interpreters (RID) Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) that is required for those individuals seeking a career as a certified interpreter. Emphasis in on understanding and applying the CPC as is required for the RID National Interpreting Exam. Check with advisor before registering. Prerequisites: ASL* 201 AND ASL* 205 AND INT* 103 , all with a ‘B’ or better.

INT* 213

INTERPRETING I: CONSECUTIVE

4 semester hours

Students are presented with the technique of consecutive interpreting as a skill development tool for increasing the skills needed to comprehend, organize and plan the message equivalence as a practice form for simultaneous interpreting. Students will expressively and receptively interpret from both recorded texts and live speakers in a consecutive format. Additionally, up to 20 hours of interaction native Deaf signers and observation of interpreters in the Deaf community is required to enhance cultural identity and improve communication skills. This course is for interpreting students. Check with advisor before registering. Prerequisites: ASL* 202 AND ASL* 206 AND INT* 103 AND INT* 121 , all with a ‘B’ or better.

INT* 214

ADVANCED INTERPRETING: SIGN-TO-VOICE

3 semester hours

Student will learn the skills needed to voice Deaf people’s signed message using the correct English equivalence without changing the intended meaning. Practice with both taped lectures and live Deaf guests will be included in the classroom and outings. Skill building will include team interpreting for various settings. This course is for interpreting students. Check with advisor before registering. Prerequisites: ASL* 202 AND ASL* 206 , both with a ‘B’ or better.

INT* 215

INTERPRETING II: SIMULTANEOUS

4 semester hours

This course is a continuation of the skills needed for interpreting from English-to-ASL and ASL-to-English interpreting in The focus is on the practice of the skills used in the simultaneous interpreting mode. This course will develop the interpreting skills needed to process a continuous message from the Source Language to the Target Language. Expressive and receptive skills will continue to be developed to assist students in producing messages in proper ASL form. Team interpreting is introduced and practiced. Additional strategies for providing peer feedback are developed and refined. Classroom experiences will provide experiential opportunities to practice and hone skills introduced in class presentations. Occasionally experiential hours will be satisfied at off-site locations. This course is for interpreting students. Check with advisor before registering. Prerequisites: ASL* 202 AND ASL* 206 AND INT* 213 AND INT* 121 AND INT* 234 , all with a ‘B’ or better.

INT* 234

EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETING W/ SPECIALIZED POPULATIONS

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the legislation impacting the education of deaf children. Students are introduced to factors impacting a deaf child’s development and the ability to identify and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to interpret for specialized population in the deaf community. A study of Specialized populations in the Deaf community including but not limited to deaf-blind, aural/oral, the autism spectrum and other behavioral, emotional, physical and mental disorders. Additional focus will include factors influencing the interpreting process and the impact these may have on the registry of interpreters for the deaf code of professional conduct. This course is for interpreting students. Check with advisor before registering. Prerequisites: ASL* 201

AND INT* 103 AND INT 121 , all both with a ‘B’ or better, OR permission of the instructor.

INT* 242

INTERPRETING PRACTICUM & SEMINAR

4 semester hours

The student will complete at least eighty (80) hours of practical work experience in preapproved, supervised settings to conform with state laws. This course will also provide an open forum for discussing questions and concerns arising from the student’s observation of interpreted situations and individual practicum experiences. In addition, students will prepare for securing professional positions upon graduation and establish professional development goals for achieving national interpreter certification. Program experience portfolio presentation will be required at the end of the semester. Corequisites: INT* 215 . Prerequisites: INT* 121 AND INT* 213 AND INT* 214 AND INT* 234 , all with a ‘B’ or better, AND permission of instructor.

MANUFACTURING

MFG* 102

MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

3 semester hours

(offered in 8 week session) This course explains common methods of machining used to shape parts to specifications with the emphasis on traditional tool room machinery (lathes, milling machines, drilling machines and grinders). Related topics also include shop safety, hand tools, measurement, layout work and cutting fluids. Students will apply classroom lessons to the fabrication of parts in the lab course. Corequisite: MFG* 103 .

MFG* 103

MANUFACTURING PROCESSES WITH LAB

1 semester hour (offered in 8 week session)

This course provides laboratory emphasis on common cutting tools and lathe operations, as well as on associated precision measuring tools and instruments. The labs will involve set-ups and procedures for milling machines, lathes, grinders, drill presses, and measuring instruments. Corequisite: MFG* 102 .

MFG* 148

SOLDERING AND ELECTRONICS

3 semester hours

(offered in 8 week session) This course covers topics in soldering, electronic components, and manufacturing of printed circuit board assemblies. Students will prepare and complete projects that utilize their acquired skills, in accordance to the industry standards and their own technique. In addition, students may be able to take the IPC certification exam at the end of the course.

MFG* 156

CNC I

2 semester hours

(offered in 8 week session) This course explains methods for operating and set-up of CNC Milling and Tuning machines. Related topics also include shop safety, print reading, hand tools, measurement, layout work and cutting fluids. Students will apply classroom lessons to the fabrication of parts on CNC equipment. Prerequisite: MFG* 102 AND MFG* 103 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

MFG* 202

PRECISION MACHINING

3 semester hour (offered in 8 week session)

This course explains common methods of machining used to shape parts to specifications with the emphasis on traditional tool room machinery (lathes, milling machines, drilling machines and grinders). Related topics also include shop safety, hand tools, measurement, layout work and cutting fluids. Students will apply classroom lessons to the fabrication of parts in the lab course. Corequisite: MFG* 203 Prerequisite: MFG* 102 AND MFG* 103 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

MFG* 203

PRECISION MACHINING LAB

1 semester hour (offered in 8 week session)

This course provides laboratory emphasis on common cutting tools and lathe operations, as well as on associated precision measuring tools and instruments. The labs will involve set-ups and procedures for milling machines, lathes, grinders, drill presses, and measuring instruments. Corequisite: MFG* 202 Prerequisite: MFG* 102 AND MFG* 103 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

MFG* 258

CNC OPERATIONS

3 semester hours

(offered in 8 week session) This course covers 3-axis CNC machining centers and 2-axis turning centers. It is designed to help the student understand the processes, tools, programs, and machines used by machine operators and programmers. Related topics also include shop safety, print reading, hand tools, measurement, layout work and cutting fluids. Students will apply classroom lessons to part programming for the purpose of fabricating parts on CNC equipment. Prerequisite: MFG* 156 with a ‘C’ or better.

MATHEMATICS

MAT* 094

INTRODUCTORY ALGEBRA

4 semester hours

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters This course includes a study of the basic properties and theorems of rational numbers, expressions and equations with polynomials, rational and radical expressions, integer exponents, linear equations in one and two variables, systems of linear equations in two variables, functions, and applications in geometry and algebra. Credit does not fulfill degree requirements and is not transferable outside the Connecticut Community College system. Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement test scores, SAT, OR ACT.

MAT* 137

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters This course is a further study of algebra and mathematical modeling of functions and relations represented by tables, graphs, words, and symbols. Polynomial functions and expressions with special attention to linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, and radical functions are studied. There is an emphasis on modeling and applications for all topics. This course fulfills graduation requirements in many degree programs at NCCC. Check with your Academic Advisor if you intend to transfer to a 4-year college or university and wish to complete your math requirements while at Northwestern. MAT* 137 typically transfers as a general elective, not as a math course. Prerequisite: MAT* 094 with a ‘C’ or betterOR satisfactory placement test scores, SAT, ACT, OR GED.

MAT* 137

P PRECALCULUS PREPARATION

4 semester hours

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters This course is a further study of algebra and mathematical modeling of functions and relations represented by tables, graphs, words, and symbols. Polynomial functions and expressions with special attention to linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, and radical functions are studied. There is an emphasis on modeling and applications for all topics. This course meets for an hour longer each week than MAT*137 to allow for more time to cover topics that are useful in MAT* 186 . This course fulfills graduation requirements in many degree programs at NCCC. Check with your Academic Advisor if you intend to transfer to a 4-year college or university and wish to complete your math requirements while at Northwestern. MAT* 137 P typically transfers as a general elective, not as a math course. Prerequisite: MAT* 094 , with a ‘C’ or better, OR satisfactory placement test scores, SAT, ACT, OR GED.

MAT* 137

X INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, EXTENDED

4 semester hours

Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters This course is a further study of algebra and mathematical modeling of functions and relations represented by tables, graphs, words, and symbols. Polynomial functions and expressions with special attention to linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, and radical functions are studied. There is an emphasis on modeling and applications for all topics. This course meets for an hour longer each week than MAT*137 to allow for more time to work on problems in class, and to review Elementary Algebra concepts as needed. This course fulfills graduation requirements in many degree programs at NCCC. Check with your Academic Advisor if you intend to transfer to a 4-year college or university and wish to complete your math requirements while at Northwestern. MAT* 137 X typically transfers as a general elective, not as a math course. Prerequisite: MAT* 094 with a ‘C’ or better OR satisfactory placement test scores, SAT, OR ACT.

MAT* 167

PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters Basic concepts used in collecting, presenting, and analyzing data; descriptive statistics, probability, distributions, sampling theory, statistical inference to include hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation. The use of the microcomputer for data analysis is an integral part of the course. This course fulfills graduation requirements at Northwestern, and will transfer to a Bachelor’s Degree program as a mathematics course. Check with your Academic Advisor if you intend to transfer to a 4-year college or university and wish to complete your math requirements while at Northwestern. Prerequisite: MAT* 137 OR MAT* 137 X OR MAT* 137 P OR MAT* 137 M, with a ‘C’ OR better, OR satisfactory placement test scores, SAT, OR ACT.

MAT* 186

PRECALCULUS

4 semester hours

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters An exploration of functions and their graphs. Polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their behaviors in a two-dimensional graphing system will be examined and used to model real life situations. Students will also be introduced to the calculation of limits and derivatives. The use of a graphing calculator is an integral part of this course. This course fulfills graduation requirements at Northwestern, and will transfer to a Bachelor’s Degree program as a mathematics course. Check with your Academic Advisor if you intend to transfer to a 4-year college or university and wish to complete your math requirements while at Northwestern. Prerequisite: MAT* 137 OR MAT* 137 X OR MAT* 137 P OR MAT* 137 M, with a ‘C’ OR better, OR satisfactory placement test scores, SAT, OR ACT.

MAT* 254

CALCULUS I

4 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester Plane analytic geometry, functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, differentiation of algebraic functions, applications of the derivative, antidifferentiation, the definite integral, and an introduction to transcendental functions. This course fulfills graduation requirements at Northwestern, and will transfer to a Bachelor’s Degree program as a mathematics course. Check with your Academic Advisor if you intend to transfer to a 4-year college or university and wish to complete your math requirements while at Northwestern. Prerequisite: MAT* 186 with a ‘C’ or better OR satisfactory placement test scores, SAT, OR ACT.

MAT* 256

CALCULUS II

4 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester Differentiation and integration of trigonometric, exponential, and inverse functions, parametric equations, methods of integration and applications of the definite integral, hyperbolic functions, infinite series. This course fulfills graduation requirements at Northwestern, and will transfer to a Bachelor’s Degree program as a mathematics course. Check with your Academic Advisor if you intend to transfer to a 4-year college or university and wish to complete your math requirements while at Northwestern. Prerequisite: MAT* 254 with a ‘C’ or better.

MAT* 268

CALCULUS III: MULTIVARIABLE

4 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester A course in multivariable calculus for math or science majors. Topics include plane curves, parametric equations and polar coordinates, vectors and solid analytic geometry, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, and multiple integration. This course fulfills graduation requirements at Northwestern, and will transfer to a Bachelor’s Degree program as a mathematics course. Check with your Academic Advisor if you intend to transfer to a 4-year college or university and wish to complete your math requirements while at Northwestern. Prerequisite: MAT* 256 with a ‘C’ or better.

MAT* 286

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

4 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester An introductory course in differential equations. Solution methods for differential equations including selected first order equations, nth-order equations, and systems of linear equations using matrix techniques, Laplace transforms, and numerical methods. Series techniques for selected linear differential equations including Bessel’s equation will be considered. Computer software and/or graphing calculators will be integrated as appropriate throughout the course. Recommended for science and engineering students. This course fulfills graduation requirements at Northwestern, and will transfer to a Bachelor’s Degree program as a mathematics course. Check with your Academic Advisor if you intend to transfer to a 4-year college or university and wish to complete your math requirements while at Northwestern. Prerequisite: MAT* 268 with a ‘C’ or better.

MEDICAL ASSISTING

MED* 111

ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING

3 semester hours

This course covers the theory, practice and techniques of medical office management and an overview of the profession of medical assisting and its role in providing quality health care. Healthcare administrative functions, including office responsibilities, safety in the office environment, communication techniques, medical records management, scheduling, professionalism and legal and ethical issues will be emphasized. MED* 112 MEDICAL INSURANCE & BILLING 3 semester hours This course covers medical insurance, claims processing and billing issues in healthcare. Insurance terminology, healthcare reform, ethical, legal and compliance issues, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), and the eligibility and benefit structure of a variety of insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care, TRICARE, and Workers’ Compensation will be covered. Students will be prepared to generate, analyze and accurately decipher medical claims using ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS level II, PCS medical coding procedures. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

MED* 125

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

3 semester hours

This course introduces the language of medicine. It will cover basic structure, spelling, pronunciation and definitions of medical and pathological terms; including all organ systems, anatomy, physiology, diseases, diagnoses, and medical abbreviations. The basic structure of medical terms including prefixes, suffixes, and word roots will be presented. Body systems are used as the organizations framework to present terminology. MED* 133 CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTING 4 semester hours This course covers the theory and practice of clinical skills used by the medical assistant in an outpatient environment. The course presents practices commonly performed in assisting with clinical procedures, developing communication skills between healthcare professionals and patients, and providing patient education. The course focuses on documentation, interview techniques, adult and pediatric physical exams, vital signs and measurements, and medical asepsis. Prerequisites: MED* 125 OR HIM* 101 with a ‘C’ or better.

MED* 242

CLINICAL LABORATORY PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES II

4 semester hours

This course provides an introduction to clinical laboratory procedures, sterile technique and laboratory equipment. Basic diagnostic ambulatory tests for patient evaluation and treatment are studied, along with emergency care, nutrition, surgical techniques, wound care and specialty exams. Prerequisites: MED* 133 with a ‘C’ or better (or with concurrency) AND MED* 125 or HIM* 101 , with a ‘C’ or better.

MED* 245

CLINICAL LABORATORY PROCEDURES

4 semester hours

Students will perform venous and capillary blood collection methods, Students will obtain the necessary skills to perform various diagnostic tests performed in ambulatory facilities including microbiology, immunology, hematology, chemistry and pulmonary function tests, routine urinalysis, and electrocardiograms. Students are required to purchase scrubs or a lab coat, to be worn in class. Prerequisites: MED* 133 with a ‘C’ or better (or with concurrency) AND MED* 125 or HIM* 101 , with a ‘C’ or better.

MED* 250

PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY

3 semester hours

This course is an examination of the more commonly prescribed medications as they relate to specific body systems. Topics include practices, procedures and laws governing the use, dispensing, administration and storage of pharmaceuticals. Terminology relating to drugs and the administration of drugs is emphasized. Medications will be correlated to pathology, common diseases, and treatments as related to body systems. Corequisite: MED* 250 L. Prerequisites: MED* 125 OR HIM* 101 with a ‘C’ or better.

MED* 250

L PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY LAB

1 semester hour

Laboratory to accompany MED* 250 Principles of Pharmacology. Lab activities cover general principles of medication administration including determination of dosage, preparation, safe administration, and documentation. Systems of measurement and mathematical equivalents used in pharmacology dosage calculations will be covered. Students will participate in lab simulations covering injection techniques, administration of oral, nasal, ophthalmic, otic, topical, transdermal, and metered dose inhaler medications. Corequisite: MED* 250 . Prerequisites: MED* 125 OR HIM* 101 with a ‘C’ or better.

MED* 281

MEDICAL ASSISTING EXTERNSHIP

4 semester hours

Preparation and work experience in an outpatient medical setting under the supervision of the facility staff and College instructor. Students complete 10 hours of simulated training on campus in preparation for a 160 hour experience at an approved site. Practicum experience of at least 160 contact hours enables students to apply the cognitive (knowledge) base and the psychomotor and affective objectives (competencies) they have learned, develop clinical proficiency, and assume responsibility for unpaid performance of clinical and administrative procedures in an ambulatory health care setting. Students will attend a state medical assisting convention, prepare and apply for a certifying exam and keep a journal of their practicum experience. Students must have current CPR and first aid certification during the entire externship experience. A mandatory Pre-Externship meeting is required in the semester prior to enrollment in MED* 281 . Prerequisites: All MED* designated courses with a ‘C’ or better AND permission of the Program Coordinator.

MUSIC

MUS* 101

MUSIC HIS & APPRECIATION I

3 semester hours

Study of music from the Middle Ages to the present, using lectures, recordings, and outside listening assignments. Previous training not required. A field trip may be required. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 096 .

NURSING

NUR* 120

NURSING IN HEALTH & ILLNESS I

9 semester hours

Classroom: 75 hours Clinical/College Laboratory: 180 hours This course provides an introduction to the art and science of nursing using concepts of nursing practice. Concepts related to the Nursing Profession, Health and Illness, Healthcare Systems and Patient Attributes are introduced and integrated throughout the course. Learning experiences in this course assist the student to integrate knowledge from pre-and co-requisite courses into the provision of patient-centered care using the nursing process. Students apply learning related to pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical, and alternative therapies in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings throughout the course. Active learning strategies are employed in this course to introduce and develop critical thinking skills and self-directed lifelong learning. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program AND ENG* 101 or ENG* 101W , with a ‘C’ or better, AND BIO* 212 with a ‘C+’ or better, AND BIO* 235 AND PSY* 111 , both with a ‘C’ or better or with concurrency.

NUR* 125

NURSING, IN HEALTH & ILLNESS II

8 semester hours

Classroom: 60 hours Clinical/College Laboratory: 180 hours This course builds upon concepts of nursing practice introduced in Nursing in Health & Illness I. Students apply learning related to pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical, and alternative therapies in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings throughout the course. The course integrates a holistic, family-centered approach to the nursing and interprofessional care of patients, families and groups across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed upon organizational skills of the nurse as a member of the interprofessional healthcare team. Learning experiences provide the student an opportunity to demonstrate critical thinking skills as course concepts are applied in the implementation of safe, patient-centered care in a variety of settings using the nursing process. Active learning strategies are employed to promote the continued development of critical thinking and self-directed lifelong learning. Prerequisites: NUR* 120 AND BIO* 235 AND PSY* 111 , all with a ‘C’ or better, AND PSY* 201 AND SOC* 101 , both with a ‘C’ or better, or with concurrency.

NUR* 126

TRANSITION TO THE CT-CCNP CONCEPT-BASED CURRICULUM

1 semester hour

Classroom: 15 hours The CT-CCNP has implemented a curriculum revision that necessitates a transition process for students readmitted to the CT-CCNP from the previous CT-CCNP curriculum from fall 2019 forward, at all sites. As part of the process, this course eases the transition to the new Concept-Based curriculum and positions students for success. Students in this course engage in independent and group learning activities designed to familiarize them with concept based teaching and learning to support successful transition to the CBC. Students complete learning activities based upon their level of entry into the CBC. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NUR*101 OR NUR*102 /103 OR NUR*201 /202 AND Permission of NCCC’s Nursing Program Direct or

NUR* 152

CONCEPT-BASED CURRICULUM LPN TO RN TRANSITION A

2 semester hours

Clinical: 90 hours (includes clinical and on campus laboratory distribution) This course is the final component of the Connecticut League for Nursing LPN to RN Articulation Plan for the CT-CCNP which prepares LPNs to enter the CT-CCNP in the second year of study. Students enrolling in this course have been accepted for admission into the CT-CCNP and have chosen the option to enter the third semester. This course integrates learning activities in the college laboratory and clinical environment to support successful transition of the LPN pursuing candidacy for licensure as a registered nurse. Emphasis is placed upon organizational skills of the nurse as a member of the interprofessional healthcare team. Learning experiences provide the student an opportunity to demonstrate critical thinking skills as CT-CCNP curricular concepts are applied in the implementation of safe, patient-centered care. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and BIO* 235 AND PSY* 111 AND PSY* 201 AND SOC* 101 , all with a ‘C’ or better or with concurrency, AND Charter Oak State College NUR* 190 with 80% (‘B-‘) or better.

NUR* 220

NURSING IN HEALTH & ILLNESS III

9 semester hours

Classroom: 67.5 hours Clinical/College Laboratory: 202.5 hours This course is designed to further develop concepts of nursing practice introduced in Nursing, Health & Illness Concepts I & II. Students apply learning related to pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical, and alternative therapies in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings throughout the course. This course focuses on the nursing and interprofessional care of patients, families, groups and communities with a variety of complex health care needs across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed upon management and coordination of care and the related organizational skills of the nurse as a member of the interprofessional healthcare team. Learning experiences provide the student an opportunity to demonstrate clinical reasoning as course concepts are applied in the implementation of safe, patient-centered care in a variety of settings using the nursing process. Active learning strategies are employed in this course to promote the development of clinical reasoning and self-directed lifelong learning. Prerequisites: NUR* 125 AND PSY* 201 AND SOC* 101 , all with a grade of ‘C’ or better, AND ENG* 102 or ENG* 200 with a ‘C’ or better, or with concurrency.

NUR* 225

NURSING IN HEALTH & ILLNESS IV

8 semester hours

Classroom: 45 hours Clinical: 225 hours This course is designed to further develop concepts of nursing practice introduced in Nursing in Health & Illness I, II & III. Students apply learning related to pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical, and alternative therapies in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings throughout the course. This course focuses upon the holistic nursing and interprofessional management and coordination of care for patients, families, groups and communities with a variety of complex health care needs across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the related organizational skills of the nurse as a member of the interprofessional healthcare team. Learning experiences provide the student an opportunity to demonstrate clinical judgment as course concepts are applied in the implementation of safe, patient-centered care in a variety of settings using the nursing process. In addition, a portion of clinical experiences within this course provide the student with the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge skills and attitudes (KSAs) that reflect awareness of the leadership and management roles of the nurse as a member of the interprofessional healthcare team. Active learning strategies are employed in this course to promote the development of clinical reasoning and self-directed lifelong learning. Corequisite: NUR* 226 . Prerequisites: NUR* 220 AND ENG* 102 or ENG* 200 , both with a ‘C’ or better, AND Fine Arts OR Humanities elective, with a ‘C’ or better or with concurrency.

NUR* 226

TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

1 semester hour

Classroom: 15 hours This course focuses on advanced concepts of nursing practice as they relate to leadership, management and interprofessional relationships at all levels of patient care. This course explores the curricular concepts communication, diversity, evidence based practice, healthcare policy and economics, leadership, patient centered care, professionalism, quality improvement, safety, systems-based practice, and teamwork and collaboration in greater depth. Emphasis is placed upon clinical judgment as it impacts clinical decision making and priority setting in a variety of settings within the healthcare system. Learning experiences assist the student to synthesize concepts in a manner that promotes quality improvement in clinical nursing practice for the benefit of patients, families, groups, communities, and populations across the lifespan. Active learning strategies are employed in this course to engage students in the development and application of nursing leadership and management skills as self-directed lifelong learners. Corequisite: NUR* 225 . Prerequisite: NUR* 220 AND ENG*102 OR ENG*200 , both with a ‘C’ or better, AND Fine Arts OR Humanities elective, with a ‘C’ or better or with concurrency.

PHILOSOPHY

PHL* 101

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

3 semester hours

An examination of basic philosophical problems: the nature of God, religion, morality, justice, knowledge, freedom, mind, and reality. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101 .

PHL* 111

ETHICS

3 semester hours

Critically examines different ethical theories and discusses significant contemporary issues such as abortion, nuclear war, suicide, capital punishment, euthanasia, sexual ethics, and aid for the needy. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101 .

PHL* 112

MEDICAL ETHICS

3 semester hours

In this course the student will explore the history, philosophy, ethical reasoning, and moral theories impacting healthcare decisions; while investigating ground breaking ethical issues, bioethical cases and laws governing healthcare providers’ and health care workers’ actions. Using case studies to explore the complex issues involved in medical treatment, experimentation and research, students will discuss the philosophies which contributed to the development of ethical codes of practice in the medical professions. Some of the topics being covered include: assisted reproduction, genetics, abortion, euthanasia, allocation of sparse resources, organ donation and the obligations of professional conduct. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

PHL* 151 W

ORLD RELIGIONS

3 semester hours

Considers the religious systems of ancient Egypt and Greece as well as Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the great Eastern religious systems. Addresses the idea that religions differ not because they give different answers to basic questions, but because they do not agree on which questions are basic. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101 .

PHYSICS & PHYSICAL SCIENCE

PHY* 110

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/2 laboratory hours) For non-science majors with strong math skills. A hands-on activity-based introductory physics course for the non-science major or the science major that may lack sufficient conceptual understanding in the physical sciences. Subject areas include principles and applied problems in kinematics, dynamics, statics, energy, heat and thermodynamics, and phases of matter. As time permits, other topics may include: waves, electricity, magnetism and optics. The use of computers, Blackboard, analysis software, computer interfaces and sensors are integral aspects of this course. Prerequisites: MAT* 137 with a ‘C’ or better AND eligibility for ENG* 101 .

PHY* 121

GENERAL PHYSICS I

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Fall Semester For science majors. A college algebra-based general physics course for the science/technology or engineering technology major or the engineering major that may lack sufficient conceptual understanding of physics. Subject areas include applied mathematical processes and problems in kinematics, dynamics, statics, energy, heat and thermodynamics, and phases of matter. The use of cognitive and mathematical skills employed by scientists and engineers will also be a central focus of this course. The use of computers, analysis software, computer interfaces and sensors will be an integral part of this course. Prerequisites: Eligibility for MAT* 254 AND ENG* 101 . PHY* 110 or satisfactory completion of high school physics course is HIGHLY recommended.

PHY* 122

GENERAL PHYSICS II

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Spring Semester This is the second course in the college Physics sequence. Subject areas include fundamental concepts and mathematical exposition, applied problems in electricity, magnetism waves, optics, sound, light and as time permits, introduction to modern physics in the area of nuclear and atomic physics, special and general relativity. The use of computers, analysis software, computer interfaces and sensors are an integral part of this course. Prerequisite: PHY* 121 with a ‘C’ or better.

PHY* 221

CALCULUS-BASED PHYSICS I

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Fall Semester For science majors. A traditional Calculus-based college physics course for the science major or engineering major. Subject areas include applied mathematical processes and problems in kinematics, dynamics, statics, energy, heat and thermodynamics, and phases of matter. The use of cognitive and mathematical skills employed by scientists and engineers will also be a central focus of this course. The use of computers, analysis software, computer interfaces and sensors are an integral part of this course. Corequisite: MAT* 256 . Prerequisite: MAT* 254 with a ‘C’ or better AND eligibility for ENG* 101 .

PHY* 222

CALCULUS-BASED PHYSICS II

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Spring Semester This is the second course in the Engineering Physics sequence. Subject areas include applied problems in electricity, magnetism, waves, optics, sound, light and as time permits, introduction to modern physics in the area of nuclear and atomic physics, special and general relativity. The use of computers, analysis software, computer interfaces and sensors are an integral part of this course. Prerequisite: PHY* 221 with a ‘C’ or better.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POL* 111

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

3 semester hours

Surveys the structure, functions, services, and problems inherent in federal governments, as well as factors influencing political action. Students apply the principles of government to modern American life. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101W .

POL* 122

THE POLITICS OF SOCIAL WELFARE

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester Review the basic concepts of social welfare and its social, economic, and political roots. Studies the influence of beliefs about the appropriate role of the government in the economy and in people’s lives on the provision of welfare decision-making and services. Review of basic practices and procedures of federal and state-level social welfare programs. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101 .

POL* 295

POLITICAL SCIENCE INTERNSHIP

6-

12 semester hours A supervised work-study program to provide the student with experience in the Connecticut State Legislature. By application only. Prerequisites: Permission of the Academic Dean.

PSYCHOLOGY

PSY* 104

PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT

3 semester hours

Designed to expand the student’s awareness of self and others, and to allow exploration of choices which are available in significant areas of life, such as love, sexuality, identity, alienation, and goals. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 096 .

PSY* 111

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I

3 semester hours

A study of human behavior and mental processes through the investigation of such topics as biological roots, human development, memory, psychological research, learning, and social influences. This course is a prerequisite for most psychology courses. Prerequisite: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W , with a ‘C’ or better (may be taken concurrently).

PSY* 112

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY II

3 semester hours

A study of human behavior and mental processes through the investigation of such topics as sensation, perception, states of consciousness, motivation, and emotion. Personality, psychological disorders, and forms of therapy are discussed. Prerequisite: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W , with a ‘C’ or better (may be taken concurrently).

PSY* 201

LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT

3 semester hours

This course examines physical, social-emotional and cognitive development from conception through old age. Particular emphasis will be placed on research and methodology of the developmental perspective. Prerequisite: PSY* 111 with a ‘C’ or better.

PSY* 204

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

3 semester hours

This course examines cognitive, physical and socio-emotional growth from conception through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on research and methodology within the field. Prerequisite: PSY* 111 with a ‘C’ or better.

PSY* 210

DEATH & DYING

3 semester hours

An opportunity to become more comfortable with the concepts of death. Includes discussion of personal experiences, a review of books and articles, class presentations, films, tapes, and possible guest speakers or field trips. Prerequisite: PSY* 111 with a ‘C’ or better.

PSY* 245

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

3 semester hours

An exploration of the causes, effects and treatment of abnormal behavior. Topics covered include the difficulty of defining normal and abnormal behavior, critical understanding of diagnostic and research tools used by mental health professionals, and discussion of the possible developmental roots of psychological disorders. Prerequisite: PSY* 111 with a ‘C’ or better.

PSY* 258

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

3 semester hours

This course is designed to teach students the theoretical and practical aspects of Applied Behavior Analysis. Principles of both Operant and Classical Conditioning paradigms will be covered. Strict emphasis will be placed on definition and measurement of behavior, identification and methods of reinforcer delivery and analysis of behavioral change. Students will be expected to design and implement a behavior change program as part of the course. Prerequisite: PSY* 111 with a ‘C’ or better.

PSY* 260

PSYCHOLOGY OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD

3 semester hours

Special children, who they are, how they behave, and what can be done to help them. Emphasis on the child in the home and in social environments; school-related problems. Prerequisite: PSY* 111 with a ‘C’ or better.

PSY* 298

SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY

1 -

3 semester hours Designed to offer the student an opportunity to understand the investigation of a specific topic in psychology. One to three semester hours are prearranged in writing with the instructor. A student may repeat the course but the total credits may not exceed six. Prerequisites: PSY* 111 with a ‘C’ or better AND permission of instructor.

SOCIOLOGY

SOC* 101

PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters Introduces students to patterns of human behavior and social interaction. Areas of focus include, the nature of social adjustment, personality and the socialization process, formal and informal groups, and institutions. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 096 .

SOC* 104

SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester This course examines the family as a social institution: its structures, functions, challenges, and changing cultural patterns within a historical and cross-cultural perspective. Prerequisite: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W , AND SOC* 101 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

SOC* 201

CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall Semester Study selected problems in American society, including causes, effects on the individual, and approaches to resolution. Prerequisites: ENG* 101 OR ENG* 101W , AND SOC* 101 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

SOC* 240

CRIMINOLOGY

3 semester hours

The course of Criminology deals with the causes of crime and how it relates to our society, as well as the response of society to criminal behavior. The relationship of the criminal justice system and corrections is also explored. Development of the criminal mind and the inmates’ social world within prison are of particular importance. Defining the concept of crime and the nature of criminal law are important aspects of this course of study. The effects of alcohol and substance abuse are prominent factors in modern criminal behavior, since a majority of crimes are related to this type of abuse. How society deals with these social problems will shape the future of criminal acts. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101 .

SOC* 241

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

3 semester hours

This course will examine the social aspects of juvenile delinquency and the pressures which cause this behavior to emerge. The organization, functions and jurisdiction of the juvenile court system, as well as processing, detention, case disposition and juvenile delinquency statutes, will be discussed. The juvenile delinquency process in many states is being reexamined as today’s youth have learned to abuse an antiquated system. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101 .

SPANISH

SPA* 101

& SPA* 102

ELEMENTARY SPANISH I & II

3 semester hours each These courses are designed to provide a basic foundation of the Spanish language with emphasis on speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Through film and other media, we will also periodically investigate Spanish and Latin American culture. Prerequisite: SPA* 101 : Eligibility for ENG* 101W OR permission of instructor; SPA* 102 : SPA* 101 with a ‘C’ or better AND eligibility for ENG 101W OR permission of instructor.

SPA* 201

& SPA* 202

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I & II

3 semester hours each Continued practice with speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing Spanish. More sophisticated grammatical concepts, such as the subjunctive, are covered, with further emphasis on an appreciation for the variety and richness of Spanish and Latin American culture through readings, film, and internet research. Prerequisite: SPA* 201 : SPA* 102 with a ‘C’ or better AND eligibility for ENG* 101W OR permission of instructor; SPA* 202 : SPA* 201 with a ‘C’ or better AND eligibility for ENG* 101W OR permission of instructor.

THEATER

THR* 111

INTRODUCTION TO ACTING

2 semester hours

Offered: Winter Semester Our goal in this class is to awaken the imagination, emotion, and intellect of the student actor. It is the actor who explores and uncovers the meaning and vision of any play they are embarking. We explore and approach the voice, speech, movement, as well as an intellectual view of the text, subtext and style. This course will stress both the actor’s ability to use “self” (body, mind and experience) in a believable, honest way, as well as his/her willingness to take risks beyond pre-established boundaries. Corequisite: THR* 111 L.

THR* 111

L INTRODUCTION TO ACTING LAB

1 semester hour

Offered: Winter Semester Students will participate in a variety of exercises and techniques that actors use as tools that help take the text to performance. General rhetorical elements will be examined to help the actor with the exploration of the text. They will develop a personal connection and utilize that connection in developing an understanding of the text. Voice and body training will enable the student to develop the richness of expression that reveals the character’s emotional state. Corequisite: THR* 111 .

THR* 125

INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL THEATER WITH LAB

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 studio hours) The course will introduce basic elements of design related to technical stagecraft. This will include lighting, set design, and construction. Working on an actual theater production is required. Students will engage in active learning about how a play is analyzed and staged from a technical point of view. They will construct drawings, light plots, and models that demonstrate understanding of the basics in technical theater.

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

RLS* 121

INTRODUCTION TO THERAPEUTIC RECREATIONAL SERVICES

3 semester hours

Introduces students to therapeutic recreational services in hospitals, residential centers, correctional, and special institutions. Relationship of therapeutic recreation with other rehabilitative services. RLS* 122 PROCESS & TECHNIQUE IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION 3 semester hours Acquaints students with physical activities adapted for various special populations. Adaptive, corrective, and development techniques are explored in lectures, demonstrations, and activities.

RLS* 201

FIRST AID & EMERGENCY CARE

3 semester hours

Theoretical and practical techniques and skills needed to provide early pre-hospital medical care in the event of an emergency. This course will provide an overview of the Emergency Medical System and role of the citizen responder at the scene of a medical or traumatic emergency in a variety of situations including fire and hazardous materials. It offers American Red Cross certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and in First Aid Responding to Emergencies. The course will also cover the basic principles for personal and community emergency preparedness and the potential role(s) of individuals. This is a ‘hands-on’ interactive course. RLS* 215 RECREATIONAL LEADERSHIP & SUPERVISION 3 semester hours Application of theoretical and practical leadership methods and skills in park and recreation services. Prerequisite: RLS* 121 with a ‘C’ or better.

RLS* 219

FIELD WORK IN REC LEADERSHIP

3 semester hours

Required field internship for second-year students enrolled in the Therapeutic Recreation certificate or associate degree program. Students must meet with the program advisor prior to enrolling in this course. Prerequisites: RLS* 121 AND RLS* 122 , both with a ‘C’ or better, AND permission of program advisor.

RLS* 221

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION PROGRAMMING

3 semester hours

A study of the equipment selection, leadership techniques and program modifications required for appropriate special programs designed to meet the needs and interests of members of various special populations. Prerequisites: RLS* 121 AND RLS* 122 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

VET* 100

INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL CARE

2 semester hours

Offered: Fall semester This course is designed to give students in the Veterinary Technology Program knowledge of, and basic experience with, small, large and laboratory animals. Basic animal husbandry topics discussed include breed differentiation, clinical nutrition, behavior, and species restraint techniques. Prerequisites: Admission to Vet Tech Program; BIO* 121 , MAT* 137 , CHE* 111 AND CSA* 105 , all with a ‘C’ or better, AND eligibility for ENG*101W .

VET* 101

INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

3 semester hours

Offered: Fall semester This course is an introduction to veterinary science. The profession and employment opportunities for veterinary technicians are presented. The principles of animal health and the prevention of disease are stressed. Common illnesses, vaccination protocols, basic nutrition and animal reproduction are discussed. Prerequisites: Admission to Vet Tech Program; BIO* 121 , MAT* 137 , CHE* 111 AND CSA* 105 , all with a ‘C’ or better, AND eligibility for ENG* 101W .

VET* 102

VETERINARY OFFICE MANAGEMENT & COMMUNICATION

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring semester This course is intended to introduce the student to office procedures and business practices related to private veterinary practices. A large portion of the course focuses on the communication skills needed in the various situations encountered in the veterinary environment. Topics include reception techniques, telephone etiquette, client communication and education, management of medical records, billing procedures, scheduling of appointments, inventory control, computer use, and staff management. Prerequisites: Admission to Vet Tech Program; BIO* 121 , MAT* 137 , CHE* 111 AND CSA* 105 , all with a ‘C’ or better, AND eligibility for ENG* 101W .

VET* 151

SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/2 laboratory hours) Offered: Spring semester This course will introduce the student to small animal nursing procedures including laboratory animals. Included topics will be restraint, physical examinations, medical and surgical nursing techniques and emergency care. The importance of client education and the role of the veterinary technician in the clinical setting will be stressed. Field trips required. Health assessment form and rabies vaccines status form must be completed prior to starting class. Prerequisites: VET* 100 AND VET* 101 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

VET* 152

LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Varies This course will be an overview of the technical aspects of large animal veterinary care. Emphasis will be on large animal handling, restraint and medication. In addition, common medical conditions, routine large animal care and preventive health will be discussed. Field trips required. Health assessment form and rabies vaccines status form must be completed prior to starting class. Prerequisites: VET* 100 AND VET* 101 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

VET* 201

VETERINARY ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Fall Semester This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence designed to provide student with a broad foundation of the structure and function of the major animal species for students intending to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician or continue on with their education in veterinary science or a related field. Beginning with basic chemistry, the body’s three major levels of organization (cells, tissues, and organs) provide the foundation for a systematic investigation of the structure and function of the animal body, for the most common species seen in veterinary practice, including companion animals, livestock, avian, laboratory animals and exotics. The laboratory component allows students to gain experience with the tools and techniques used to study the body on a macroscopic and microscopic level. Students will investigate the connections between the study of anatomy and physiology with clinical veterinary medical and surgical practice. Prerequisites: Admission to Vet Tech Program; BIO* 121 , MAT* 137 , CHE* 111 , AND CSA* 105 , all with a ‘C’ or better, AND eligibility for ENG* 101W .

VET* 202

VETERINARY ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Spring semester This course is the second semester of a two semester sequence designed to provide student with a broad foundation of the structure and function of the major animal species for students intending to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician or continue on with their education in veterinary science or a related field. This course investigates the structure and function of the animal body, for the most common species seen in veterinary practice, including companion animals, livestock, avian, laboratory animals and exotics. The laboratory component allows students to gain experience with the tools and techniques used to study the body on a macroscopic and microscopic level. Students will investigate the connections between the study of anatomy and physiology with clinical veterinary medical and surgical practice. Prerequisite: VET* 201 with a ‘C’ or better.

VET* 205

VETERINARY LABORATORY PROCEDURES

3 semester hours

(2 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Varies A study of veterinary clinical laboratory procedures including specimen collection, hematology, cytology, blood chemistry, urinalysis, and necropsy technique. Immunology and serology will also be discussed. Lecture incorporates heavy use of PowerPoint images of blood smears, urine, and cytology to aid in identification of cells and structures in the laboratory. The primary source of blood and urine samples for laboratory will be surgery patients from VET*230 L, Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing Lab. In addition, field trips may be required to collect samples for lab. Prerequisites: MED* 125 AND VET* 201 , both with a ‘C’ or better AND VET* 202 with a ‘C’ or better (may be concurrent)

VET* 212

PRINCIPLES OF IMAGING

1 semester hour (1 class hour/1 laboratory hour)

Offered: Fall semester The principles of radiation and its uses in patient diagnostics are presented as well as the technical skills needed to perform radiological procedures. Alternative imaging techniques are also included. The dog and cat are primarily used in the laboratory. Corequisite: VET* 230 , VET* 230 L AND VET* 240 (all must be taken concurrently). Prerequisites: VET* 151 AND VET*151 L AND VET* 201 AND VET* 202 AND VET* 280 , all with a ‘C’ or better.

VET* 220

ANIMAL PATHOLOGY

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester A study of the more common diseases affecting domestic and farm animals. The causation, progression, transmission, treatment, and prevention are presented. The impact on public health and the role of the veterinary profession are discussed. Prerequisites: VET* 151 AND VET* 151 L AND VET* 152 AND VET* 152 L AND VET* 205 AND VET* 205 L AND VET* 212 AND VET* 230 AND VET* 230 L AND VET* 240 , all with a ‘C’ or better.

VET* 230

VETERINARY ANESTHESIA AND SURGICAL NURSING

4 semester hours

(3 class hours/3 laboratory hours) Offered: Fall semester Surgical nursing and anesthetic procedures, including a study of anesthetic drugs, patient preparation, patient monitoring, and post-op care will be discussed. Surgical assisting techniques, operating room conduct, and surgical instrument care and use are also covered. Training manikins, anatomy models, and live dogs and cats will be used in lab. Corequisites: VET* 240 AND VET* 212 (all must be taken concurrently). Prerequisites: VET* 151 AND VET* 151 L AND VET* 201 AND VET* 202 AND VET* 250 AND VET* 280 , all with a ‘C’ or better.

VET* 238

PARASITOLOGY

3 semester hours

Offered: Spring Semester This course provides an overview of the parasites of greatest importance in veterinary medicine. The course includes both lecture and laboratories to reinforce the knowledge and identification skills necessary for the Veterinary Technician. Prerequisite: VET* 151 AND VET* 151 L AND VET* 205 AND VET* 205 L, all with a ‘C’ or better.

VET* 240

PERIODONTOLOGY AND ORAL RADIOLOGY

2 semester hours

(lecture/lab) Offered: Fall Semester This course will introduce the student to the field of veterinary dentistry. Oral anatomy, terminology, instrumentation, periodontology, and oral radiography will be discussed. The clinical applications of modern veterinary dental care and the role of the veterinary dental hygienist will be emphasized. Dental models and live animals are used in the laboratory. Corequisites: VET* 212 AND VET* 230 AND VET* 230 L (all must be taken concurrently). Prerequisites: VET* 151 AND VET* 151 L AND VET* 201 AND VET* 202 AND VET* 250 AND VET* 280 , all with a ‘C’ or better.

VET*250

PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY – VET TECH

3 semester hours

(lecture/lab) Offered: Spring semester This course provides an overview of the more commonly prescribed veterinary medications as they relate to specific body systems. Topics include practices governing the use, dispensing, administration, and storage of pharmaceuticals as well as prevention and treatment of parasites. Terminology relating to drugs and administration of drugs is emphasized. Prerequisites: MED* 125 AND VET* 101 , both with a ‘C’ or better.

VET* 280

VETERINARY EXTERNSHIP I

1 semester hour

This externship will offer a supervised experience under the direction of a licensed veterinarian, certified technician or animal research technician. The student will refine skills learned in the first year classes and laboratories. Prerequisites: MED* 125 AND VET* 100 AND VET* 101 AND VET* 151 AND VET* 151 L, all with a ‘C’ or better, AND permission of instructor.

VET* 281

VETERINARY EXTERNSHIP II

2 semester hours

This externship will offer a supervised experience under the direction of a licensed veterinarian, certified technician or animal research technician. The student will refine skills learned in all previous veterinary technology courses. Pre-requisites: VET* 205 AND VET* 205 L AND VET* 212 AND VET* 230 AND VET* 230 L AND VET* 240 , all with a ‘C’ or better, AND permission of instructor.

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