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All courses defined hereafter are subject to change. Courses may be added or withdrawn from any term schedule due to need, enrollment, or other factors.
 

 

Academic Skills Course

ASC 067 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER | CREDITS 1-3
Help for English Language Learners to communicate effectively in daily life. Areas of concentration include speaking, listening, reading, and writing. S/U grading only. Not applicable toward total hours required for graduation.

ASC 068 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER II | CREDITS 1-3
People from other countries are arriving for employment and post-secondary education and a goal to expand their English skills for college courses and employment. ASC 068 would provide that preparation. S/U grading only. Not applicable toward total hours required for graduation.

ASC 087 | COLLEGE WRITING PREP | CREDITS 3
Designed for students whose ACT scores or performance on the English department’s diagnostic essay and exam indicates a need for review of basic writing components. Instruction is provided in basic structure, organization, topic choice, punctuation, language mechanics, grammar, and editing. Not applicable toward total hours required for graduation.

ASC 093 | ALGEBRA PREP III | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Placement per placement guidelines. This course continues the development of the fundamental skills required for the successful completion of studies in college-level mathematics courses. Topics include exponents and radicals, algebraic manipulation involving polynomial and rational forms, and unit analysis. Study skills will be incorporated throughout the course. Credit earned does not count toward any degree, nor does it transfer.

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Accounting

ACCT 102 | FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING | CREDITS 3
Course is designed for non-accounting majors. Coverage includes elements of financial statements and the full accounting cycle.
Offered: Fall(Even Number Academic Year), Online Only

ACCT 200 | ELEMENTS OF ACCOUNTING I | CREDITS 3
Principles and concepts of the accounting cycle. Internal controls as needed for special journals, cash management, and inventories are presented along with an understanding of financial statements.
Offered: Fall (Online & On Campus) & Spring

ACCT 201 | ELEMENTS OF ACCOUNTING II | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: ACCT 200. Accounting for partnerships and corporations with special emphasis on accounting procedures for the assets and liabilities commonly found in business.
Offered: Fall & Spring (Online & On Campus)

ACCT 205 | COST ACCOUNTING | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: ACCT 201. The introduction of modern cost accounting with insight and breadth regarding both the accountant’s and the manager’s role in an organization.
Offered: Fall, Online Only

ACCT 215 | BUSINESS IN THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Consideration of the nature, formation, and application of law in general; emphasis on public law and regulation of business.
Offered: Fall, Online Only

ACCT 231 | INCOME TAX PROCEDURES | CREDITS 3
Federal income tax relating to individuals and partnerships.
Offered: Spring, Online Only

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Agricultural Economics

AGEC 141 | INTRODUCTION TO AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT | CREDITS 3
This is an introductory course dealing with the economic importance of the agribusiness community and the potential for employment with the agribusiness industry.
Offered: Fall

AGEC 240 | HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT | CREDITS 2
Comparison of scientific and holistic thought models as applied to personal, organizational, and biological problem solving and goal setting.

AGEC 244 | INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL MARKETING | CREDITS 3
A study of the agricultural marketing system to include cash marketing, commodity futures trading, branded product merchandising, and the interrelationship of the government and international trade.

AGEC 246 | INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL FINANCE | CREDITS 3
Introduction to agricultural finance provides background in farm and agribusiness credit use and evaluation. Discussion of specific financial conditions on farms and in agribusiness.

AGEC 250 | AGRIBUSINESS SALES | CREDITS 3
The principles of salesmanship applied to the agricultural business. Topics include attitude and value systems, basic behavioral patterns, the relationship of sales to marketing, selling strategies, preparing for sales calls, making sales presentations, and closing sales.

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Agriculture

AGRI 150 | AGRICULTURE ORIENTATION | CREDITS 2
Seminar class that will discuss opportunities and issues in agriculture.
Offered: Fall

AGRI 160 | INTRO TO AGRICULTURE SALES | CREDITS 3
This course covers the principles of salesmanship and their application to Agriculture.

AGRI 255 | ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AGRICULTURE | CREDITS 3
Develop the skills and knowledge needed to analyze business opportunities in agriculture.

AGRI 297 | AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE INTERNSHIP | CREDITS 0.5-6
This course will explore agricultural career interests and help students develop professional skills through real-world work experience. Students will work under the supervision of an approved employer to complete activities that demonstrate the correlation between academic study and work experience may be repeated for credit. S/U grading only

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Allied Health

AH 130 | PATHOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH | CREDITS 3
Introduction to medical and pathological conditions commonly encountered by allied health practitioners.Offered: Fall

AH 171 | MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY | CREDITS 3
Study of prefixes, suffixes, and root words of medical terms and their meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. Emphasis on building a working medical vocabulary based on body systems. Student must receive a minimum of a "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: On Demand

AH 260 | KINESIOLOGY I | CREDITS 3
Corequisites: BIOL 115 & 115L. In-depth study of the musculoskeletal system anatomy, physiology & pathophysiology. Biomechanics and assessment of normal and abnormal function will be investigated. Student must receive a minimum of a "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Fall

AH 261 | KINESIOLOGY II | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: AH 260. Kinesiology II builds off the basic information learned in AH 260 about body structure, function, pathophysiology & assessment. Student must receive a minimum of a "C" in this course to progress
Offered: Spring

AH 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-3
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. This course is designed to meet student needs or interests and is offered to utilize particular faculty resources. Topics will be selected on interest and relevancy to students’ needs.
Offered: On Demand

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Animal Science

ANSC 114 | INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCE | CREDITS 3
General principles of the livestock industry and relationship to mankind.

ANSC 123 | FEEDS & FEEDING | CREDITS 3
Principles of feeding livestock including digestive systems, nutrient requirements, nutrient characteristics, and sources utilized in the formulation of balanced rations.

ANSC 160 | EQUINE NUTRITION | CREDITS 2
This course focuses on basic equine nutrition throughout the various stages of equine development and performance. These concepts will be integrated with the practical application of equine feeding.
Offered: Spring

ANSC 220 | LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION | CREDITS 3
General production and management of major meat animal species. Topics include production systems, feeding, facilities, health, economics, and marketing.

ANSC 231 | LIVESTOCK EVALUATION | CREDITS 3
Visual and performance evaluation of breeding and slaughter classes of the major meat-producing livestock.

ANSC 260 | INTRODUCTION TO EQUINE SCIENCE | CREDITS 3
This course is a review of evolution, historical roles of the horse, breeds, and the modern-day western equine industry. Topics include an introduction to equine anatomy, physiology, selection, nutrition, healthcare, and general management.

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Art

ART 110 | INTRODUCTION TO THE VISUAL ARTS | CREDITS 3
Films, original works, slides, discussions, demonstrations. Structure and meaning of visual art forms as revealed through the analysis of psychological, sociological, and philosophical applications of art mediums.
Offered: Every Semester

ART 120 | PAINTING I | CREDITS 3
Introduction of basic paints through a variety of materials.
Offered: Every Semester

ART 122 | TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN | CREDITS 3
A basic course in the study of two-dimensional design for the studio artist.
Offered: Fall

ART 124 | THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN | CREDITS 3
A basic course in the study of three-dimensional design for studio artists.
Offered: Spring

ART 130 | DRAWING I | CREDITS 3
Study and application of different drawing media, methods, and techniques.
Offered: Every Semester

ART 210 | ART HISTORY I | CREDITS 3
A survey of Western art from Paleolithic to the Renaissance.
Offered: Fall

ART 211 | ART HISTORY II | CREDITS 3
A survey of Western art from the Renaissance to the present.
Offered: Spring

ART 230 | DRAWING II | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: ART 130 with a "C" or higher. Advanced study and application of different drawing media, methods, and techniques.
Offered: Spring

ART 275 | ADVANCED ART METHODS | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval. A course specializing in an art area that advances the skills in that area.

ART 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS CREDITS | 1-3
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. An examination of special topics in art. Repeatable for credit.
Offered: By Demand

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Biology

BIOL 111 | CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY L/L | CREDITS 4
This is an introductory level non-majors, transferable class. It covers major concepts in biology; chemistry of life, cellular biology, ecology, human systems, and disease.
  1. Basic science literacy, possibly including superficial coverage of cell biology, ecology, human anatomy and physiology, evolution, genetics, and environmental biology.
  2. Understanding how science informs cultural perspectives.
  3. Understanding the relationship among levels of biological information.
  4. Understanding the unity and diversity of life forms.
  5. Comprehending methods of inquiry and technology and the applications for society.
  6. Integrating knowledge and ideas in science.
  7. Understanding and utilizing scientific knowledge.
Offered: Fall & Spring

BIOL 115 | CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY | CREDITS 3
One semester course that integrates the structure and function of the human body. The course begins with cells and tissues and includes the organ systems. Directed toward majors in transcription, social work, psychology, physical education, and education.
Offered: Fall & Spring

BIOL 115L | CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB | CREDITS 1
Corequisite: BIOL 115. Examines the structure and function of cells, tissues, and the organ systems through models, preserved specimens, and physiological tests.
Offered: Fall & Spring

BIOL 124 | ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE L/L | CREDITS 4
Study of the effect of man’s activities upon the environment in which he lives. Topics include general ecology, biomes, and environmental problems. Lab experiments and exercise in Environmental Science.
  1. Understanding the basic principles of Natural Resource Management.
  2. Understand the human cause of current environmental problems and possible solutions.
  3. Population demography.
  4. Substance practices.
  5. Applying principles of ecology that are associated with the study of environmental science.
  6. Learn to apply critical thinking in environmental science.
  7. Using the scientific method of inquiry to inform environmental science perspectives.
Offered: By Demand

BIOL 150 | GENERAL BIOLOGY I L/L | CREDITS 4
A two-semester sequenced study of the fundamental topics of biology. Emphasis on cellular biology. Topics include chemistry of life, cell biology, molecular genetics, genetics, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, simple life forms at the cellular level, and evolution and ecology.
  1. Understand cellular and viral structure and function.
  2. Understand fundamental biochemical principles.
  3. Understand rudimentary classical genetics.
  4. Understand rudimentary molecular genetics and have a familiarity with various DNA technologies.
  5. Use knowledge about mechanisms of cellular and molecular processes.
Offered: Fall

BIOL 151 | GENERAL BIOLOGY II L/L | CREDITS 4
A two-semester sequenced study of the fundamental topics of biology. Emphasis on organismal biology. Topics include animal structure and physiology, including unity and diversity of animal systems, an overview of human systems, plant structure, and physiology including unity and diversity of plant systems, evolution, and ecology.
  1. Describe the unity and diversity of life, including structure and function, and how this relates to the environment.
  2. Describe how life (or life forms) has (have) changed and adapted over time.
  3. Understand basic evolution and evolutionary processes.
  4. Develop an understanding of ecology.
Offered: Spring

BIOL 215 | GENETICS | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in BIOL 150 or Instructor approval. Study of the basis of heredity, with emphasis on structure and function of DNA and Mendelian Genetics. Topics include molecular genetics, Mendelian genetics, human genetic diseases, and microbial genetics. Lab experiments and exercises in prokaryotic, eukaryotic, and molecular genetics.
  1. Understanding molecular genetics.
  2. Understanding and solving problems in Mendelian (classical) inheritance.
  3. Have a familiarity with genetic technologies.
  4. Understanding population genetics and evolution.
  5. Develop an appreciation for the relationship of genetics to other disciplines, e.g., biochemistry, ethics, economics, and medicine.
Offered: Spring

BIOL 215L | GENETICS LAB | CREDITS 1
Corequisite: Student must be enrolled in BIOL 215 concurrently. Experiments and exercises in prokaryotic, eukaryotic, and molecular genetics.
Offered: Spring

BIOL 220 | ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I L/L | CREDITS 4
A systematic study of the structure and function of the human body. The study includes the cell and tissues, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. The course is directed toward allied health, nursing, life science, and physical education majors.
Offered: Every Semester

BIOL 221 | ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II L/L | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: BIOL 220. A systematic study of the structure and function of the following systems: endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems. Emphasis is given to the physiology of the systems and includes fluids and electrolytes.
Offered: Fall & Spring

BIOL 271 | BIO-TECHNOLOGY L/L | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in BIOL 150 or Instructor approval. This is a laboratory oriented course to gain experience in the various techniques to be studied. Topics include isolation of chromosomal and plasmid DNA, electrophoresis, and tissue culture.
Offered: By Demand

BIOL 295 | INDEPENDENT PROJECTS | CREDITS 1-4
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Opportunity to do independent study in an area of particular interest under the advisement of a biology instructor. Offered: By DemandBIOL 299SPECIAL TOPICS1-4Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Designed to meet students’ needs or interests. Uses participating faculty resources. Topics will be selected on interest and relevance to needs.
Offered: By Demand

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Business

BUSN 120 | FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS CREDITS 3
Introduction to the various aspects of business: Ownership, organization, administration, decision making, legal and regulatory environment, marketing, finance, and personnel.
Offered: Fall (Online) & Spring

BUSN 250 | PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE CREDITS 3
General introduction to real estate as a business and as a profession. The course is designed to acquaint the student with the wide range of subjects and terminology necessary to the practice of real estate. This introductory course in fundamentals will include the nature of real estate and ownership, principles and concepts of title transfer, title insurance, real estate marketing, financing, leasing, taxation, insurance, development, appraising, ethics, and state license law.

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Business Administration

BADM 130 | INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP | CREDITS 3
This course is designed for students who want to investigate options for self-employment. Students will evaluate their personal and professional skills, interests and abilities as they relate to business ownership, as well as the opportunities, risks and rewards of self-employment.
Offered: Fall (Even Numbered Academic Year)

BADM 150 | INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION MANAGEMENT | CREDITS 3
The significance and meaning of recreation, leisure, play, and sport in modern society. The theories of play, models of sport, and the recreational and sport movement in the United States. Role and scope of recreation and sport programs in the community, schools, commercial, and industrial settings. Introduction to professional and career issues in the field.
Offered: Fall (Even Numbered Academic Year)

BADM 170 | RECREATION AREAS & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT | CREDITS 3
Basic consideration in planning, construction, design, risk management, and maintenance of sport and recreation areas, facilities, and buildings.
Offered: Fall (Odd Numbered Academic Year)

BADM 195 | SERVICE LEARNING | CREDITS 3
Service Learning is designed to connect college students and the community through service while developing quality leaders and citizens, increasing character, and promoting life-long dedication to service. Passing this course will also count towards half (20 hours) of Tetons Lead. S/U grading only.
Offered: Fall & Spring

BADM 201 | PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING | CREDITS 3
Introductory marketing course concerned with the fundamentals of the distribution of goods and services, pricing, promotion, and products.
Offered: Fall & Spring (Online)

BADM 202 | PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT | CREDITS 3
Study of basic management and organization principles of American business firms; developing managerial knowledge and skill including basic concepts and principles; focuses on the major functions of management; planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling.
Offered: Fall (Online) & Spring (Online & On Campus)

BADM 203 | LEADERSHIP TECHNIQUES | CREDITS 3
The development of occupational knowledge and skills through activities that may include: seminars, field trips, public service, and work experience. Individual and group meetings are held to plan and monitor each student’s assigned activities.
Offered: Fall (Online) & Spring (Online & On Campus)

BADM 208 | EVENT PLANNING | CREDITS 3
A practical approach to the planning, organizing, staging, and evaluation of events in sports, recreation, business, and entertainment industries.
Offered: Spring (Even Numbered Academic Year)

BADM 220 | CONSUMER BEHAVIOR | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: BADM 201. Theoretical and applied analysis of consumption-related activities of individuals. Investigation of the reasons behind and the forces influencing the selection, purchase, use, and disposal of goods and services.
Offered: Summer (Odd Numbered Academic Year)

BADM 228 | PERSONAL INVESTING | CREDITS 3
A study of investment concepts designed for individual investors. Emphasis is placed on portfolio construction, portfolio management, time value of money, risk vs. return analysis, mutual funds, stocks and valuations, bonds, and options.
Offered: Spring

BADM 234 | CUSTOMER SERVICE | CREDITS 2
Students will learn how to build a loyal, long-term customer relationship by meeting the needs and wants of customers, handling difficult customers with tact and skill, respecting diversity, and providing superior customer service in person, online and via telephone in a variety of customer service environments.
Offered: Summer (Even Numbered Academic Year)

BADM 236 | INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS | CREDITS 3
Explores processes of international trade, whether the company is an importer, exporter, or a multinational firm. forms a basis for further study and specialization in the international business field. In this course, students will gain an understanding of the institutions, environments, forces, and problems that are involved when businesses operate in foreign economies. Its primary emphasis will be the dynamics of business on an international level.
Offered: Spring (Even Numbered Academic Year)

BADM 240 | SALES | CREDITS 3
Develops a professional concept of the function of sales in today’s economy; pre-approach, approach, determining customer needs, handling objections, and closing the sale.
Offered: Spring (Odd Numbered Academic Year)

BADM 245 | RECREATION ADMINISTRATION | CREDITS 2
Prerequisite: BADM 150. Administrative policies and organizational management of recreation services, financial and personnel practices, supervision, and promotion.
Offered: Summer (Odd Numbered Academic Year)

BADM 251 | PERSONAL FINANCE | CREDITS 3
The personal financial planning and management process: goal identification and budgeting; minimizing tax liability; uses and costs of various forms of credit; buying, selling, and/or leasing real estate, automobiles and other major items; life, health, property and income insurance; various investment options; the retirement planning process; and estate planning options.
Offered: Fall

BADM 260 | PRINCIPLES OF RETAILING | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: BADM 201. Fundamentals course dealing with the importance of marketing institutions and their methods of operation. Economic order quantities, location, profits, and employee relations are some of the topics covered.
Offered: Summer (Even Numbered Academic Year)

BADM 269 | BUSINESS ETHICS | CREDITS 3
This course will present a framework for understanding ethical decision-making and social responsibility as it applies to the business world.
Offered: Fall (Online) & Spring

BADM 291 | CAREER SEMINAR | CREDITS 3
This course examines various aspects of career readiness. Topics include the career search process, communication in the workplace, and establishing a professional presence. Activities will consist of a number of topics utilizing team interactions, role-playing, problem identification, problem-solving, creative thinking, decision making, verbal and written communications, and other personal and professional development exercises necessary for successful employment.

BADM 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 0.5-3
Prerequisite: Departmental approval.
A special intermediate and advanced investigation of business-related topics.
Offered: By Demand

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Business, Office, & Technical Education

BOTE 135 | SOCIAL MEDIA INTEGRATION FOR BUSINESS | CREDITS 3
Techniques and strategies used in social media communications with an emphasis on online public relations for an organization or a business.
Offered: Fall

BOTE 218 | DESKTOP PUBLISHING | CREDITS 2
Prerequisites: CSCI 101. Software application course providing students skills in electronic layout, editing, and production of documents.
Offered: Summer (Odd Numbered Academic Year)

BOTE 247 | SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS | CREDITS 3
Intermediate and advanced use of applications software for the creation of spreadsheets, graphs, databases, and macros. Integration with other software applications are reviewed.
Offered: Online

BOTE 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-6
Designed to meet student needs or interests; offered to utilize particular faculty resources; topics will be selected on the basis of currency and relevancy to student needs.
Offered: By Demand

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Chemistry

CHEM 112 | INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE L/L | CREDITS 4
A general introduction to the field of forensic science, covering crime scenes, comparisons of soil, glass, hair, fiber, and paint samples. There will be an analysis of blood, hair, and bodily fluids as well as firearm and tool identification. Introductions into many of the subfields of forensics will be discussed. The included lab portion will provide hands-on experience in the analysis of evidence.
Offered: Spring

CHEM 115 | INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY L/L | CREDITS 4
Recommendation: Prior completion of minimum of high school algebra. An introductory non-majors course covering topics in measurement, atomic structure, stoichiometry, solutions, gas laws, and acid/bases.
Offered: Every Semester

CHEM 116 | INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC & BIOCHEMISTRY L/L | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in CHEM 115 or CHEM 121 or equivalent. Non-majors course that includes topics on functional groups, nomenclature, organic reactions, proteins, enzyme action, carbohydrates, lipids, and metabolism. Course is directed toward nursing and allied health majors.
Offered: Spring

CHEM 121 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY I L/L | CREDITS 5
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 103, concurrent enrollment in MATH 103 or higher, or Instructor approval. Topics include atomic structure, stoichiometric relationships, chemical reactions, gas laws, thermochemistry, bonding, and molecular geometry. Course required for science, pre-med, allied health, agriculture, and engineering majors.
Offered: Fall

CHEM 122 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY II L/L | CREDITS 5
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in CHEM 121. Topics include solutions, physical states, reaction rates and mechanisms, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, and thermochemistry.
Offered: Spring

CHEM 240 | SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in CHEM 121. Includes topics on nomenclature, reaction mechanisms, reaction types, properties of functional groups and stereochemistry. Directed toward majors in dietetics, medical technology, allied health, agriculture, and natural science.
Offered: Spring

CHEM 241 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I L/L | CREDITS 5
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in CHEM 122. First semester of a two-semester sequence designed for science and pre-professional students. Required for chemistry majors. Structure and bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, functional groups, and spectroscopy.
Offered: Fall

CHEM 242 | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II L/L | CREDITS 5
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in CHEM 241. Second semester of a two-semester sequence. Structure and reactivity, name reactions, carbon-carbon bond formation reactions, aromatic and heterocyclic chemistry, multi-step synthesis, and polymers.
Offered: Spring

CHEM 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-4
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Designed to meet students’ needs or interests; offered to utilize particular faculty resources; topics will be selected on interest and relevancy to students’ need.
Offered: By Demand

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Communication

COMM 110 | FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING | CREDITS 3
The theory and practice of public speaking with an emphasis on content, organization, language, delivery, and critical evaluation of messages.
Offered: Every Semester

COMM 211 | ORAL INTERPRETATION | CREDITS 3
The study of literature for performance with an emphasis on written and verbal analysis. Offered: By Demand

COMM 212 | INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION | CREDITS 3
Introduces fundamental concepts of communication between individuals. Explores aspects of self-expression and relationship communication.
Offered: Fall

COMM 216 | INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION | CREDITS 3
Exploration of the definition, models, and verbal processes of communication between different cultural groups.
Offered: Spring

COMM 217 | ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION | CREDITS 3
A practical approach for communication in the workplace including working in a group, networking, leadership, ethics, and problem-solving.
Offered: Online Fall and Spring

COMM 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-4
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Designed to meet students’ needs or interests. Uses participating faculty resources. Topics to be selected on interest and relevance to needs.
Offered: By Demand

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Communication Disorders

CD 110 | SURVEY OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS | CREDITS 3
Objectives of Survey Communication Disorders are to (1) give a general overview of the Speech-Language Pathology Paraprofessional profession, (2) describe the SLPP Program offered in North Dakota, (3) present the legal and academic requirements to earn the SLPP Certificate, and (4) introduce the various disorders encountered in Communication Disorders.
Offered: Every Semester, Online Only

CD 210 | INTRO TO SPEECH-LANG. PATH. PARAPROFESSIONAL | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the SLPP program and successful completion of CD 110 with a "C" or higher. A survey of various communication disorders: language phonology, fluency, voice, hearing impairment, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, aphasia. Ten hours of clinical observation are required.
Offered: Spring, Online Only, Must Take in Sequence

CD 220 | APPLIED PHONETICS FOR SPEECH-LANG. PATH. PARAPROFESSIONALS | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the SLPP program and successful completion of CD 210 & 221 with a "C" or higher. The purpose of this course is to study the production and perception of speech sounds and to learn to transcribe spoken language. It will include learning and using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to transcribe both normal and disordered speech production.
Offered: Summer, Online Only, Must Take in Sequence

CD 221 | LANG. DEVELOP. FOR SPEECH-LANG. PATH. PARAPROFESSIONALS | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the SLPP program and successful completion of CD 110 with a "C" or higher. The study of those events and processes which combine in relatively predictable and observable ways and are evidenced in the acquisition of language.
Offered: Spring, Online Only, Must Take in Sequence

CD 222 | ARTICULATORY/PHONOLOGICAL DISORDERS FOR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PARAPROFESSIONAL | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the SLPP program and successful completion of CD 210 & 221 with a "C" or higher. A study of normal articulatory phonological development and the types, causes, and treatment of Articulatory-Phonological disorders. Ten hours of clinical observation are required.
Offered: Summer, Online Only, Must Take in Sequence

CD 224 | TECHNIQUES FOR SPEECH-LANG. PATH. PARAPROF. | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the SLPP program and successful completion of CD 221 & 222 with a "C" or higher. Therapy approaches and techniques for planning and carrying out clinical practicum designed for assistants.
Offered: Fall, Online Only, Must Take in Sequence

CD 225 | LANG. DISORDERS & TREATMENT FOR THE SLPP | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the SLPP program and successful completion of CD 221 & 222 with a "C" or higher. The study of deviant language patterns in school-aged children and language differences among varied cultures. Evidence-based intervention techniques and strategies for children with language impairments will be covered.
Offered: Fall, Online Only, Must Take in Sequence

CD 241 | PRACTICUM | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Program Coordinator approval. Practicum field experience requiring the student to complete 100 clock hours of speech therapy in a public school. The 100 hours must be direct contact hours with students under the supervision of a master’s degree Speech-Language Pathologist. Staffing, IEP meetings, pre-therapy preparation, shadowing, etc. should not be included as part of the 100 hours requirement.
Offered: Every Semester, Online Only

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Computer Information Systems

CIS 102 | COMPUTER SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS-WORD | CREDITS 2
Provides hands-on operation of microcomputer equipment with the word processing software Microsoft Word for Windows.

CIS 104 | MICROCOMPUTER DATABASE-ACCESS | CREDITS 3
This course is designed to teach database concepts, the use of database software, and the types of applications adaptable to this software.

CIS 105 | MICROCOMPUTER SPREADSHEETS-EXCEL| CREDITS 2
Provides hands-on experience in the use of spreadsheet software.

CIS 107 | FUNDAMENTALS OF LINUX | CREDITS 2
This course introduces students to the Linux operating system. It provides practical skills using command line utilities, managing processes and file systems, as well as installing and maintaining software. In addition to gaining practical Linux experience, this course helps to prepare students for the CompTIA Linux+ certification exams.

CIS 116 | INTERNET OF THINGS: CONNECTING DEVICES | CREDITS 3
This course will describe the market around the Internet of Things(IoT), the technology used to build these kinds of devices, how they communicate, how they store data, and the kinds of distributed systems needed to support them. Divided into four modules, we will learn by doing. We will start with simple examples and integrate the techniques we learn into a class project in which we design and build an actual IoT system. The client will run in an emulated ARM environment, communicating using common IoT protocols with a cloud-enabled back end system.
Offered: Spring

CIS 117 | INTERNET OF THINGS: SECURITY | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: CIS 116. The Securing the Internet of Things course will examine the security and ethical issues of the vast implementation of smart devices known as the internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is an environment where smart devices sense, anticipate, and respond to our needs as we manage them remotely. These smart devices often act as the gateway between our digital and physical world. The IoT touches many aspects of life including transportation, health care, safety, environment, energy, and more. This course will examine and discuss IoT technology and market specific topics, relevant case studies of IoT security vulnerabilities and attacks, and mitigation controls. Students will assess the health, safety, privacy, and economic impacts of IoT security events.
Offered: Spring

CIS 128 | MICROCOMPUTER HARDWARE I | CREDITS 3
Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. The students, through hands-on activities and labs will: learn to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition this course helps students prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification.

CIS 129 | MICROCOMPUTER HARDWARE II | CREDITS 3
Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. The students, through hands-on activities and labs will: learn to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition, this course helps students prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification.

CIS 130 | PRESENTATIONS | CREDITS 2
This class provides hands-on production of searching, creating, and delivering electronic business presentation projects using Microsoft PowerPoint and other graphic packages.

CIS 141 | INTRODUCTION TO CYBERSECURITY | CREDITS 3
This course will provide an introduction to concepts related to Cybersecurity. Students will learn safe practices which can be deployed to secure computer systems. Students will gain an understanding of different tools which can be used to defend attacks on computer systems. Special emphasis will be given to systems and applications that non-CS majors will likely to encounter in daily life. In addition to lecture classes, security lab exercises will be conducted to perform hands-on experiments on safe security practices.

CIS 142 | ETHICAL HACKING & NETWORK DEFENSE | CREDITS 3
This course will provides an in-depth understanding of how to effectively protect computer networks. Students will learn the tools and penetration testing methodologies used by ethical hackers. In addition, the course provides a thorough discussion of what and who an ethical hacker is and how important they are in protecting corporate and government data from cyber attacks. Students will learn updated computer security resources that describe new vulnerabilities and innovate methods to protect networks. Also covered is a thorough update of federal and state computer crime laws, as well as changes in penalties for illegal computer hacking.

CIS 147 | PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY | CREDITS 3
Provides information systems students with a thorough examination of the field of information security and prepares them to make decisions about securing information in a business or personal environment.

CIS 162 | OPERATING SYSTEMS-WINDOWS | CREDITS 3
Basic introduction to Windows operating systems. The course will enable students to manipulate the Window desktop, start up and use Windows applications, move and cut and paste between applications, use and manage files, printing, and use the control panel to customize the desktop.

CIS 164 | NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS I | CREDITS 3
This course focuses on the following: network terminology and protocols, local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), open system interconnection (OSI) models, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and network standards.

CIS 165 | NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS II | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: CIS 164. This course focuses on the following: initial router configuration, Cisco IOS software management, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP, access control lists (ACLs). Students will develop skills in configuring a router, managing Cisco IOS Software, configuring routing protocols, and creating access lists that control access to a router.

CIS 171 | FUNDAMENTALS OF PYTHON CODING | CREDITS 3
Introduction to Python programming basics (what it is and how it works), binary computation, problem-solving methods and algorithm development. Includes procedural and data abstractions, program design, debugging, testing, and documentation. Covers data types, control structures, functions, parameter passing, library functions, arrays, inheritance and object oriented design. Laboratory exercises in Python.
Offered: Spring

CIS 180 | CREATING WEB PAGES | CREDITS 3
The learner will create basic web sites by manually writing HTML/XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) using a text editor. The student will learn the fundamentals of site layout and design, and how to upload completed web sites to a remote server. Other skills used include critical thinking by solving problems with coding syntax and viewing websites “live” on the World Wide Web.

CIS 181 | CREATING WEB PAGES II | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: CIS 180. Students create web sites using a current version of graphical user interface (GUI) web authoring tool.

CIS 202 | ADVANCED SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS | CREDITS 2
Prerequisites: CIS 102 and CIS 105. This class will provide students with instruction and projects using the advanced features in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

CIS 211 | WEB PLAN AND DESIGN | CREDITS 3
This course provides the learner with an in-depth study of the planning and design methods that are utilized in web page creation.

CIS 212 | MS WINDOWS OS CLIENT | CREDITS 3
The course helps learners to gain the knowledge and skills to install, configure, customize, optimize, and troubleshoot the Microsoft Windows operating system in a stand-alone and network environment.

CIS 215 | IMPLEMENTING MS WINDOWS SERVER | CREDITS 3
This course introduces the learner to the Microsoft Windows Server and the networking technologies it supports. The learner will become familiar with networking and operating system concepts and the common tasks required to administer and support the Microsoft Windows operating system in a network environment.

CIS 216 | IMPLEMENT. MS WINDOWS NETWORK INFRASTRUCT. | CREDITS 3
This course is for professionals who will be responsible for configuring, managing, and troubleshooting a network infrastructure that uses the Microsoft Windows Server products. These tasks include implementing routing; implementing, managing, and maintaining Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS) and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS); and implementing a network access infrastructure by configuring the connections for remote access clients.

CIS 218 | PLANNING A NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE | CREDITS 3
This course is for professionals who will be responsible for installing, configuring, managing, and supporting the primary networking services in the Microsoft Windows Server operating system. These core networking services include: Domain Name System (DNS), Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS), Routing and Remove Access Service (RRAS) Network security technologies.

CIS 220 | OPERATING SYSTEMS-UNIX | CREDITS 3
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the UNIX operating system. It will provide practical skills in using UNIX commands and utilities, including editors and file system management.

CIS 232 | GRAPHIC DESIGN | CREDITS 3
Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn the essentials of digital imaging, including color models and theory, resolution types, color correction tools, and much more.

CIS 233 | VECTOR GRAPHICS & WEB ANIMATION | CREDITS 3
Student will learn how to design vector graphics for animation, presentation, application and Web sites using Macromedia flash.

CIS 235 | ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN | CREDITS 3
This course covers advanced theories and practices in the field of computer design. Emphasis is placed on advanced use of color palettes, layers, and paths. Upon completion, students will be able to creatively produce designs and articulate their rationale. Additionally, students will be able to utilize the design process throughout the project and understand that the computer is the tool.

CIS 241 | DIGITAL FORENSICS FUNDAMENTALS | CREDITS 3
Pre-Requisite: Student must successfully complete CIS 141. This course introduces students to digital forensics. Topics covered include the investigative process, preservation of evidence, computer and mobile forensics issues, as well as working with forensics.

CIS 250 | ADVANCED WEB DESIGN | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: CIS 180. Continued coverage of web design using more advanced tools.

CIS 267 | INTERMEDIATE NETWORKING I | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: CIS 165. Corequisite: CIS 268. This course focuses on the following advanced IP addressing techniques: Variable Length Subnet Masking (VSLM), intermediate routing protocols, command-line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switching, Virtual LANS (VLANs), Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP).

CIS 268 | INTERMEDIATE NETWORKING II | CREDITS 3
Corequisite: CIS 267. This course focuses on the following advanced IP addressing techniques: Network Address Translation (NAT), Port Address Translation (PAT), DHCP, WAN technology and terminology, PPP, ISDN, DDR, frame relay, network management, and introduction to optical networking. In addition, the student will prepare for taking the CCNA Exam.

CIS 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-4
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Various topics in the area of computer application technology. The course can be repeated in accordance with department specifications.

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Computer Science

CSCI 101 | INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS | CREDITS 3
General hardware and software issues such as: terminology, environments. Applications such as: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, Internet usage.
Offered: Every Semester

CSCI 122 | VISUAL BASIC | CREDITS 3
Introduction to programming in the Basic/Visual Basic language.
Offered: Fall

CSCI 124 | BEGINNING C++/VISUAL C++ | CREDITS 3
Introduction to programming in the C++/VISUAL C++ language.
Offered: Fall

CSCI 127 | BEGINNING JAVA/J++ | CREDITS 3
Introduction to programming in the Java/J++ language.
Offered: Spring

CSCI 160 | COMPUTER SCIENCE I | CREDITS 4
An introduction to computer science including problem-solving, algorithm development, and structure programming in a high-level language. Emphasis on design, coding, testing, and documentation of programs using accepted standards of style.
Offered: Fall

CSCI 161 | COMPUTER SCIENCE II | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in CSCI 160 or Instructor approval. Advanced concepts in computer science including data structures, algorithm analysis, standard problems such as searching and sorting, and memory management issues. Offered: Spring

CSCI 172 | INTERMEDIATE VISUAL BASIC | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in CSCI 122 or Instructor approval. Intermediate-level programming in the Basic/Visual Basic language.
Offered: Spring

CSCI 174 | INTERMEDIATE C++/VISUAL C++ | CREDITS 3
Intermediate-level programming in the C++/Visual C++ language.
Offered: Spring

CSCI 289 | SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY | CREDITS 2
An introduction to the effects of computer technology on society and individuals and to ethical problems faced by computer professionals. Topics covered include privacy, the nature of work, centralization versus decentralization, and the need for human factors analysis in the development of a new computer system.
Offered: Every Semester

CSCI 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-4
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. A course designed to meet students’ needs or interests.
Offered: By Demand

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Cooperative Education

COOP 197 | COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/INTERNSHIP | CREDITS 0.5-6
Provides opportunities to explore career interests and develop professional skills through work experiences. Work under the supervision of the employer and the instructor while receiving credit. 90 hours for 1 credit. Repeatable for credit. S/U grading only.

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Criminal Justice

CJ 201 | INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE | CREDITS 3
Examination of the criminal justice system and process, including crime, lawmaking, criminality, prosecution, police, courts, and corrections.
Offered: Spring

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Economics

ECON 201 | PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS | CREDITS 3
Nature, method, and scope of economic analysis; economic scarcity, resources, specialization and division of labor, supply and demand, production and cost, technology, product and resource market structures, distribution of income, and international trade.
Offered: Fall & Spring

ECON 202 | PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS | CREDITS 3
Analysis of aggregate levels of income and employment, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, economic growth and development, international finance, and comparative economic systems.
Offered: Fall & Spring

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Education

EDUC 250 | INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING | CREDITS  2
Corequisite: EDUC 298. A study of teaching as a profession, including historical, philosophical, and social and psychological foundations of education.
Offered: Fall

EDUC 298 | PRE-PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE | CREDITS 1
Corequisite: EDUC 250. Field-based observation of teaching.
Offered: Fall

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Engineering

ENGR 100 | INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING | CREDITS 1
Introduces students to the profession, including the disciplines of chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering. field trips included.
Offered: Spring

ENGR 101 | GRAPHICAL COMMUNICATION | CREDITS 3
Development of visualization, technical communication, and documentation skills. 3-D geometric modeling as applied to CADD applications using current methods and techniques commonly found in industry. Introduction to engineering, design, and team problem-solving.
Offered: By Demand

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English

ENGL 110 | COLLEGE COMPOSITION I | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: A minimum ACT English Score of 18, other appropriate placement score, ASC 087 final grade of “C” or higher, or departmental approval. First course in sequence. Inventing, planning, drafting, writing, and revising different essay types or genres for a variety of audiences and in a variety of contexts. Close reading and analysis. Introduction to finding and evaluating information. Collaborative invention and revision techniques.
Offered: Every Semester

ENGL 120 | COLLEGE COMPOSITION II | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: ENGL 110 with a minimum grade of “C.” Second course. Writing academic essays or other genres with clarity and accuracy after learning and practicing stages of writing. Close reading, analyses, appreciation. finding, evaluating, integrating, acknowledging sources. Collaborative invention and revision techniques.
Offered: Every Semester

ENGL 125 | INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL WRITING | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: ACT/COMPASS passing scores or a minimum grade of "C" in ASC 087. Effectively communicating a particular message to a particular audience in a style and format consistent with the demands of a professional or technical setting.
Offered: Fall (Online) & Spring (on Campus)

ENGL 211 | INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING | CREDITS 3
Guided practice of writing skills related to the imaginative uses of language.
Offered: Spring (Odd Years)

ENGL 220 | INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE | CREDITS 3
Reading and discussion of representative samples of poetry, drama, fiction, nonfiction, and film, with emphasis on the use of common literary terminology.
Offered: By Demand

ENGL 222 | INTRODUCTION TO POETRY | CREDITS 3
This course provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of the skills of reading and writing poetry.
Offered: Fall (Even Years)

ENGL 225 | INTRODUCTION TO FILM | CREDITS 3
This course provides the opportunity for the study of filmed drama, especially motion pictures, as a literary form.
Offered: Spring (Even Years)

ENGL 238 | CHILDREN’S LITERATURE | CREDITS 3
This course will include the reading of texts suitable for reading by elementary school-age children and will emphasize analysis of characteristics of literature which determine age-appropriateness.
Offered: Fall

ENGL 261 | AMERICAN LITERATURE I | CREDITS 3
Examines representative readings in English written by Americans from the British Colonial Period until the Civil War. Offered: Fall (Odd Years)

ENGL 262 | AMERICAN LITERATURE II | CREDITS 3
Study of American writers and writing; begins with selected major works since the Civil War, continuing to the present. Offered: Spring (Even Years)

ENGL 265 | NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE | CREDITS 3
A broad survey of Native American Literature beginning with legends and tales from the oral tradition and ending with contemporary literature written in English by and about Native Americans.
Offered: Spring (Odd Years)

ENGL 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-3
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Topic courses have varying areas of content, issues, or themes.
Offered: By Demand

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French

FREN 101 | FIRST YEAR FRENCH I | CREDITS 4
Pronunciation and fundamental grammatical principals introduced through the development of skill in listening, comprehension, and speaking, followed by practice in reading and writing; language laboratory attendance required.

FREN 102 | FIRST YEAR FRENCH II | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Successful completion of FREN 101 with a "C" or higher or equivalent. Continued study of pronunciation and fundamental grammatical principals through the development of skill in listening, comprehension, and speaking followed by practice in reading and writing.

FREN 201 | SECOND YEAR FRENCH I | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Successful completion of FREN 102 with a “C” or higher or equivalent. Review of the structure of the language; readings in french in oral and written expression.

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Geology

GEOL 105 | PHYSICAL GEOLOGY L/L | CREDITS 4
A lecture and laboratory study of the Earth as a physical body; its structure, composition, and the geologic processes action on and within the Earth.
Offered: Fall

GEOL 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-3
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Designed to meet students' special needs and interests.
Offered: By Demand

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Health, Physical Education, & Recreation

HPER 100 | CONCEPTS OF FITNESS & WELLNESS | CREDITS 2
Study designed to introduce students to concepts of holistic living. focus is on self-evaluation and personal program planning emphasizing the relation of lifestyle choices to optimal wellness.
Offered: Every Semester

HPER 101 | ACTIVITY: INTRODUCTORY LEVEL | CREDITS 1
Students may select from the following: aerobic fitness, archery, aqua dynamics, badminton, basketball, bowling, canoeing, curling, dance, fitness walking, golf, racquetball, social dance, softball, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, wallyball, water fitness, weight training, social games, and others as determined by department. Repeatable for credit. Offered: Fall & Spring

HPER 102 | ACTIVITY: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL | CREDITS 0.5-1
Students may select from the following: aerobic fitness, archery, aqua dynamics, badminton, basketball, bowling, canoeing, curling, dance, fitness walking, golf, racquetball, social dance, softball, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, wallyball, water fitness, weight training, social games, and others as determined by department. Repeatable for credit.
Offered: Fall & Spring

HPER 103 | ACTIVITY: ADVANCED LEVEL | CREDITS 0.5-1
Students may select from the following: aerobic fitness, archery, aqua dynamics, badminton, basketball, bowling, canoeing, curling, dance, fitness walking, hiking, golf, racquetball, social dance, softball, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, wallyball, water fitness, weight training, social games, and others as determined by department. Repeatable for credit.
Offered: Fall & Spring

HPER 104 | PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT | CREDITS 2
This course assists students in developing strategies to enhance personal emotional wellness, purpose, and overall well-being. Students will be encouraged to explore personal values, experiences, and beliefs to enhance wellness and a sense of self. Students will also complete self-evaluations to aid in emotional growth and understanding. Students will be asked to apply the information learned in several written assignments and in-class discussions. As a result, students will develop a personal emotional wellness perspective in regard to their own lives, as well as create a holistic personal development plan incorporating the various dimensions of health covered in this course.
Offered: Spring

HPER 115 | INTRODUCTION TO COACHING | CREDITS 3
Introduction to the sport science principles of coaching. Content covered follows objectives of the National Standards of Athletic Coaches and will include coaching philosophy, sport psychology, sport pedagogy, sport physiology, sport management, and a realistic perspective of coaching.

HPER 120 | SWIMMING | CREDITS 1
Designed for both the non-swimmer and intermediate level swimmer. The following strokes will be learned or refined: front crawl, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl, and breast stroke. In addition, basic rescue skills, water survival techniques, and fundamental diving will be introduced.

HPER 126 | LIFETIME FITNESS | CREDITS 2
Designed to help students understand the basis of physical fitness and to provide information for developing a program of exercise and physical activity that meets the lifetime needs of each student.
Offered: Fall & Spring

HPER 207 | PREVENTION OF INJURIES | CREDITS 2
Lifelong skills and knowledge associated with athletic training. Skills and knowledge include prevention of athletic injuries, care of athletic injuries, taping and bracing, history of athletic training, and administrative issues.

HPER 208 | INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION | CREDITS 3
An introduction to Physical Education with emphasis on its historical, cultural, social, and scientific foundations. The course will also explore current issues, fitness issues, and career opportunities (teaching and non-teaching).

HPER 210 | FIRST AID & CPR | CREDITS 1
Basic knowledge and skills in dealing with emergency medical situations; includes CPR instruction. Certification is available. Open to all students. This class requires a $35.00 course fee.
Offered: Fall & Spring

HPER 211 | CPR | CREDITS 0.5
Prerequisite: Previous certification in CPR. Basic knowledge and skills in dealing with CPR for adult, child, and infant.
Offered: Fall & Spring

HPER 216 | SKILL THEMES & MOVEMENT FOR ELEMENTARY | CREDITS 3
The student will be introduced to skill themes, movement concepts, dance rhythms, and game-related activities for K-6 physical education programs.

HPER 217 | PERSONAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH | CREDITS 3
Overview of factors affecting wellness; topics include mental and physical health, relationships and sexuality, drugs, diseases, and aging; emphasis on the impact of individual decisions on level of holistic wellness
Offered: Fall

HPER 218 | PERSONAL TRAINER PREPARATION | CREDITS 3
A semester-long course that will prepare the student for the Personal Trainer Certification Exam from the National Council on Strength and fitness. Learn the biomechanics of the human body and its response to exercise based on an individual’s age and fitness level. Gain knowledge of resistance training, flexibility instruction, body composition testing, and various assessment techniques.
Offered: Fall & Spring

HPER 241 | INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE | CREDITS 3
Investigation of various exercise science career opportunities and an examination of the professional activities and competencies required.
Offered: Fall & Spring

HPER 250 | VARSITY ATHLETICS | CREDITS 1
Daily practice and participation in intercollegiate athletics, including baseball, basketball, golf, and volleyball. Repeatable for credit.
Offered: Fall & Spring

HPER 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-3
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Designed to meet student’s needs or interests. Uses participating faculty resources. Topics to be selected on interest and relevance to needs.
Offered: Every Semester

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History

HIST 101 | WESTERN CIVILIZATION I | CREDITS 3
Interpretive survey of cultural continuity from 3000 B.C. to the end of the European Middle Ages (c. 1500).
Offered: Fall

HIST 102 | WESTERN CIVILIZATION II | CREDITS 3
An interpretive survey course with an emphasis on various intellectual, political, economic, and social movements in Western Europe from the late 15th Century into the 20th Century.
Offered: Spring

HIST 103 | UNITED STATES TO 1877 | CREDITS 3
Survey of early American history, including old world background, transformations of British institutions into American institutions, revolution, and the establishment of the Union with its temporary breakup in the Civil War.
Offered: Fall (on Campus ) & Spring (Online)

HIST 104 | UNITED STATES SINCE 1877 | CREDITS 3
This is a survey of American History spanning the post-Civil War period, the late 19th Century and into the 20th Century. It notes the transformation of an isolationist, agrarian nation into an urban, industrial, and world power; with an emphasis of the resulting domestic maladjustments [or societal unrest].
Offered: Fall (Online) & Spring (on Campus)

HIST 110 | HISTORIC BASEBALL | CREDITS 1
This mini-course presents an overview of how “the national pastime” of baseball evolved in the 19th century and into the early 20th century. Attention will be given on how baseball came into our region and students will assist in researching how early baseball came into their communities.
Offered: By Demand

HIST 220 | NORTH DAKOTA HISTORY | CREDITS 3
A survey emphasizing settlement and development, noting the consequences of the state’s climate and settlers on the situation in which it now finds itself. Special attention is paid to the Nonpartisan League and the evolution of isolationist sentiment among North Dakotans.
Offered: Fall

HIST 223 | HISTORY OF THE LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION | CREDITS 3
A historical overview of the motivation, preparations, and exploits of the ‘Corps of Discovery’ (1804-1806) led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Their successes, failures, and legacies will be examined.
Offered: Fall (Even Years)

HIST 228 | SELECTED READINGS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY | CREDITS 1-3
Under arrangement and advisement by the instructor, students may earn credit by doing research and reading in specialized areas and presenting the findings in formally written reviews.
Offered: By Arrangement

HIST 229 | SELECTED READINGS IN AMERICAN HISTORY | CREDITS 1-3
Under arrangement and advisement by the instructor, students may earn credit by doing research and reading in specialized areas and presenting the findings in formally written reviews.
Offered: By Arrangement

HIST 255 | THE GREAT WAR: WWI & THE 20TH CENTURY | CREDITS 3
A historical overview of the events leading up to and causes of the Great War will be examined. What expectations the war brought to the combatants and its eventual impact upon European & American societies in the diplomatic, economic, social, military & intellectual areas will also be assessed. finally, how the war marked those involved and the tone set for the remainder of the 20th century up to the world today will be addressed.
Offered: By Demand

HIST 257 | THE COLD WAR | CREDITS 3
This course is an examination of the historical backgrounds, motivations/actions, and key events of a period colloquially termed “The Cold War;” primarily the relations between the United States and the Soviet Union, on a global scale, from the year 1945 through the 1990s.
Offered: By Demand

HIST 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-3
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Designed to meet students’ needs or interests; utilize particular faculty expertise in a varied environment.
Offered: By Demand

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Horticulture

HORT 121 | INTRODUCTION TO AQUAPONICS CREDITS 2
Course provides an overview of aquaponics and its history, five different plant growth subsystems, fish and plant species, fish and plant health, and environmental control methods. It will be a "modular course". Modular is defined as a course that is shorter than a full semester term and can start and end on any week during a term. Course meets the credit hour requirement.
Offered: Fall

HORT 248 | GREENHOUSE STRUCTURES | CREDITS 1
This course identifies different greenhouse structures and will examine variables such as growing space desired, site architecture, available sites, and costs.
Offered: Fall

HORT 249 | GREENHOUSE OPERATIONS | CREDITS 3
Greenhouse Operations is a study of the identification and production of greenhouse crops including pot crops, cut flowers, foliage plants, and bedding plants.
Offered: Spring

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Humanities

HUMS 210 | INTEGRATED CULTURAL STUDIES | CREDITS 2-3
Interdisciplinary class designed to provide basic conversational language skills while studying culture and geography of a designated society. Repeatable for credit.
Offered: By Demand

HUMS 211 | INTEGRATED CULTURAL EXCURSION | CREDITS 1
Intensive study session within the society studied in Integrated Cultural Studies; tour the society to attain first-hand exposure to the culture while using language skills. S/U grading only. Repeatable for credit.
Offered: By Demand

HUMS 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-4
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Designed to meet students’ needs or interests; utilize particular faculty expertise in a varied environment.
Offered: By Demand

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Massage Therapy

MASG 101 | INTRODUCTION TO MASSAGE THERAPY | CREDITS 2
An overview of the field of massage therapy. Topics covered include: getting started, life planning, success strategies, boost career longevity, conscious practice, therapeutic communications, career paths(spa and salon, primary healthcare, group practice, private practice), employment fundamentals, employment kit, and terms of employment.
Offered: Fall

MASG 120 | SWEDISH MASSAGE I | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program. The technique of traditional (Swedish) massage is presented. Students will learn the theory and practice the application of Swedish massage techniques including, but not limited to, effleurage, petrissage, tapotement. Students will also learn the theory and application of proper body mechanics, positioning, and draping. Primary emphasis will be in the application of these techniques to the lower extremities and back region. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Fall

MASG 121 | MASSAGE THERAPY CLINICAL I | CREDITS 1.5
Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program. Students will obtain clinical practice in the application of massage techniques studied in MASG 120 and MASG 150. Students are required to complete a minimum of fifty hours of massage technique. Twenty-five hours will be completed under the supervision of the instructor and twenty-five hours will be completed independently. Students will practice obtaining medical histories and documenting services provided. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Fall

MASG 150 | MYOKINESIOLOGY I | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program. Students will be able to:
  1. Observe the surface anatomy of the body and confidently explore the skin and fascial structure of the body;
  2. Palate the bone and bony land marks of each body region and explore the connections between them and the soft tissues;
  3. Palpate each muscle from origin to insertion, feeling and describing its overall shape, edges, and fiber direction(s);
  4. Palpate the major joint structures, including ligaments and bursae, that are common sites of pain and injury in the region; and
  5. Palpate landmarks within each body region that identify the location of various endangerment sites.
Myokinesiology I will cover the shoulder & arm, forearm & hand, and spine & thorax regions.
Offered: Fall

MASG 160 | BUSINESS TOPICS | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program. Students will be introduced to topics relevant to practice that benefit both the student and clients. This course will address topics such as: pharmacology, documentation, ethics, standards of practice, state laws, and additional topics if allowed by time. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Fall

MASG 194 | INDEPENDENT STUDY | CREDITS 1-6
Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program & instructor permission. Designed to meet the educational requirements of each individual student in order to qualify for massage licensure in North Dakota. Complete the additional educational hours required by the N. D. C.C. Chapter 43-25 and ND Administrative Code Title 49 regarding message therapy under the supervision of the instructor while receiving credit. 50 clock hours would equal 1 credit. S/U grading only.

MASG 220 | SWEDISH MASSAGE II | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program and a "C" or higher in MASG 120. Students continue the application of techniques and theory of Swedish massage. Students will apply these techniques to the remaining regions of the body. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Spring

MASG 221 | MASSAGE THERAPY CLINICAL II | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program and a "C" or higher in MASG 121. Students will obtain additional clinical practice in the application of massage techniques studied in MASG 120, 150, 220, and 250. Students are required to complete a minimum of one hundred hours of massage technique. fifty hours will be completed under the supervision of the instructor and fifty hours will be completed independently. Students will practice obtaining medical histories and documenting services provided. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Spring

MASG 240 | THE BUSINESS OF MASSAGE | CREDITS 2
Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program or Program Coordinator approval. Students will learn how the basics of business apply to running your own business. Topics covered include: career options, therapeutic relationships, the business setting, self-care, managing a business, advertising and marketing, and professionalism. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Spring

MASG 250 | MYOKINESIOLOGY II | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program. Students will be able to:
  1. Observe the surface anatomy of the body and confidently explore the skin and fascial structure of the body;
  2. Palate the bone and bony land marks of each body region and explore the connections between them and the soft tissues;
  3. Palpate each muscle from origin to insertion, feeling and describing its overall shape, edges, and fiber direction(s);
  4. Palpate the major joint structures, including ligaments and bursae, that are common sites of pain and injury in the region; and
  5. Palpate landmarks within each body region that identify the location of various endangerment sites.
Myokinesiology II will cover the head, neck & face, pelvis & thigh, and leg & foot.
Offered: Spring

MASG 260 | ADVANCED MASSAGE TECHNIQUES | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program. Students will learn a variety of techniques that complement Swedish Massage including: trigger points, counterstrain, muscle energy technique, sports massage, PNf, traditional Chinese medicine, essential oils, heats & colds, lymphatic drainage, craniosacral, Ayurveda, and reflexology. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Spring

MASG 270 | PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE | CREDITS 1
Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program. Students will attend continuing education conferences to familiarize themselves with the continuing education process.

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Mathematics

MATH 103 | COLLEGE ALGEBRA | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ASC 093, placement, or Instructor approval. Relations and functions, equations and inequalities, complex numbers; polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions; and systems of equations.
Offered: Fall & Spring

MATH 105 | TRIGONOMETRY | CREDITS 2
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 103, placement, or Instructor approval. Angle measure, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations, parametric and polar coordinates, and general applications.
Offered: Fall & Spring

MATH 107 | PRE-CALCULUS | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ASC 093, placement, or Instructor approval. Equations and inequalities, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric and inverse functions; trigonometric identities and equations; and applications.
Offered: By Demand

MATH 146 | APPLIED CALCULUS | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 103, placement, or Instructor approval. Limits, derivatives, integrals, exponential, logarithmic, and applications.
Offered: Spring

MATH 165 | CALCULUS I | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 105 or MATH 107, placement, or Instructor approval. Limits, continuity, differentiation, Mean Value Theorem, integration, fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and applications.
Offered: Fall & Spring

MATH 166 | CALCULUS II | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 165, placement, or Instructor approval. Techniques and applications of integration, exponential and logarithmic function, infinite sequences and series, power series, and polar equations, parametric equations.
Offered: Fall & Spring

MATH 210 | ELEMENTARY STATISTICS | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ASC 093, placement, or Instructor approval. An introduction to statistical methods of gathering, presenting and analyzing data; estimating means, proportions, confidence intervals, and testing hypotheses; probability and probability distributions; and linear regression and correlation.
Offered: Fall & Spring

MATH 265 | CALCULUS III | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 166, concurrent enrollment in MATH 166, or Instructor approval. Multivariate and vector calculus including partial derivatives, multiple integration and its applications, line and surface integrals, Green’s Theorem, Stoke’s Theorem, and Divergence Theorem.
Offered: Fall & Spring

MATH 266 | INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 265, concurrent enrollment in MATH 265, or Instructor approval. Solutions of elementary differential equations by elementary techniques, Laplace transforms, introduction to matrix theory and systems of differential equations.
Offered: Spring

MATH 277 | MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS I L/L | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 103, placement, or Instructor approval. A mathematics course for prospective elementary school teachers. Topics include: problem-solving, numeration systems, real numbers, and elementary number theory. Calculators, computers, and manipulatives are used in the course.
Offered: Spring

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Microbiology

MICR 202 | MICROBIOLOGY | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in a college biology or chemistry course or Instructor approval. Topics include microbial survey, bacterial structure and physiology, viral and bacterial diseases, immune system, personal and community health. A study of the characteristics and importance of microorganisms with emphasis on their identification, control, and relationships to health and disease. This course and BIOL 302 are equivalent. A general survey on the morphology and physiology of selected microbes with major emphasis on the medical aspects of bacteria, viruses, and fungi to humans.
  1. Gain an appreciation of the diversity of microbes; in the context of this course, “microbes” include diverse organisms, e.g., viruses, bacteria, fungi, protists, and small worms.
  2. Describe the structure and function of microbes.
  3. Understanding diagnostic tests and procedures used to identify microbes.
  4. Understanding the relationship between microbes, disease and the disease process.
  5. The role of microbes in microbial ecology.
  6. Understanding the roles of microbes in community health.
Offered: Fall & Spring

MICR 202L | MICROBIOLOGY LAB | CREDITS 1
Topics include microbial survey, bacterial structure and physiology, viral and bacterial diseases, immune system, personal and community health. Experiments and exercises in Microbiology. A study of the characteristics and importance of microorganisms with emphasis on their identification, control and relationships to health and disease. This course and BIOL 302 are equivalent. A general survey on the morphology and physiology of selected microbes with major emphasis on the medical aspects of bacteria, viruses, and fungi to humans.
  1. Gain an appreciation of the diversity of microbes; in the context of this course, “microbes” include diverse organisms, e.g., viruses, bacteria, fungi, protists, and small worms.
  2. Describe the structure and function of microbes.
Offered: Fall & Spring

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Music

MUSC 100 | MUSIC APPRECIATION | CREDITS 3
Music appreciation for students without an extensive background in music.
Offered: Fall (Online) & Spring (On Campus)

MUSC 101 | FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC | CREDITS 3
fundamentals of music, theoretical principles; music vocabulary for students without an extensive background in music. Offered: Fall (On Campus) & Spring (Online)

MUSC 117 | CONCERT CHOIR | CREDITS 1
Open to all interested students; mixed vocal group; includes sacred and secular music. Repeatable for credit.
Offered: Fall & Spring

MUSC 140 | ORCHESTRA | CREDITS 1
WSC Community Orchestra. Open to all interested musicians. Repeatable for credit.
Offered: Fall & Spring

MUSC 142 | CONCERT CHORALE | CREDITS 1
WSC Community Concert Chorale. Membership subject to approval of director. Repeatable for credit. S/U grading only.
Offered: By Demand

MUSC 145 | APPLIED MUSIC | CREDITS 1
Individual, private instruction in piano, guitar, organ, voice, or instrument. Lab fee required. Repeatable for credit.
Offered: Fall & Spring

MUSC 160 | CONCERT BAND | CREDITS 1
The study of instrumental music through group performance and rehearsal. A variety of band music will be introduced and performed at concerts and special events.
Offered: Every Semester

MUSC 272 | ATHLETIC BAND | CREDITS 1
The band is open to all students and performs at athletic events.

MUSC 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC | CREDITS 1
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. A study of topics of current interest, including performance in community music groups. Admission by consent of department chair and instructor. Repeatable for credit.
Offered: By Demand

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Nursing

NURS 100 | NURSE ASSISTANT TRAINING | CREDITS 2
This course is designed to prepare the student for certification as a nurse assistant. Units of study consist of the following: introduction to long-term care, communication, infection control, safety, anatomy, physiology of aging, nutrition, skin care, and basic skills (personal care, transferring, positioning, vital signs, elimination, bed-making). Course consists of classroom and supervised clinical practice.

NURS 120 | FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing Program. Develop an understanding of the multidimensional base of nursing knowledge, including basic human needs, nursing process, nursing judgment, informatics, ethical and professional, health promotion, and disease prevention concepts. Gain an understanding of the role of the practical nurse within the interdisciplinary team, the vital importance of communication while providing safe and quality client care, and how nurses use evidence-based information in their practice. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Fall

NURS 121 | PRACTICAL NURSING I | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing Program. Explore three core concepts of health assessment, nutrition, and mental health as they relate to client care. Learn how the nurse incorporates this knowledge in caring for the diverse client from the moment they begin care for an individual to any point along the health and illness continuum. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Fall

NURS 122 | CLINICAL PRACTICE I | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing Program. Apply the social, biological, behavioral, and nursing science principles to simulated and actual client care in the nursing lab and during clinical in health care facilities. Students will see, practice, and then perform demonstrations of basic nursing skills and procedures in a supervised setting. Includes the study of math and medical terminology and use of the nursing process and critical thinking skills to organize and provide safe and effective client care. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Fall

NURS 124 | CLINICAL PRACTICE II | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing Program. Gain additional nursing skills in the laboratory and apply those advanced skills in the clinical setting. Utilize the tools of informatics, nursing process, clinical reasoning, therapeutic communication, evidence-based practice, and management concepts to provide safe and culturally sensitive client care for individuals across the lifespan in a variety of medical facilities. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Spring

NURS 126 | CLINICAL PRACTICE III | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing Program. Refine nursing knowledge, skills, and ethical comportment in the role of a practical nursing student to provide safe and effective care for clients across the lifespan with stable or predictable health problems and assisting with those whose conditions are critical or unpredictable. Critical thinking, effective and therapeutic communication, nursing process, management of nursing care, and delegation of unlicensed assistive persons are incorporated into the clinical experience. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Summer

NURS 127 | PRAC. NURSING II: INTRO. TO MED.-SURG. NURSING | CREDITS 2
Prerequisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing Program. Examine safe and effective client care of the bio-psychosocial individual along the health-illness continuum. Students will be involved in teaching and learning activities that enhance critical thinking skills, examine aspects of self-determination, health promotion, disease prevention, and evidence-based practice. Students will increase their understanding of nursing process and prioritization in the care of culturally unique clients across the lifespan in an ethical and legal manner. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Spring

NURS 129 | PRACTICAL NURSING III | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing Program. Continue to examine evidence-based nursing interventions, nursing process, nutrition, and drug therapy for health promotion and disease prevention in the culturally diverse client across the lifespan along the health-illness continuum. Students will have access to additional knowledge in the areas of quality improvement, informatics, accountability, ethical, legal, and professional issues of the practical nurse. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Summer

NURS 145 | INTRODUCTION TO MATERNAL-CHILD NURSING | CREDITS 2
Prerequisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing Program. Focus on the nursing care of the woman, newborn, child, and families. Examine health maintenance and study the diseases and disorders affecting women, newborns, and children. Gain an understanding of pediatric growth and development and common illnesses. Use knowledge of family-centered care, teaching and learning principles, and therapeutic communication while working within the interdisciplinary team to assist clients to use self-determination in decisions affecting their health. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Spring

NURS 224 | PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT | CREDITS 2
Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Investigate the role of the RN. Students will learn about historical trends, increase their knowledge of the background and current application of safety goals and competencies, and use previous skills in management to now refine leadership skills. Students will start the process of analyzing individual performance and system effectiveness. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Fall

NURS 225 | ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH I | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Explore the pathophysiology and nursing interventions used in caring for individuals experiencing acute and chronic alterations in health that build on concepts, knowledge, and skills introduced in practical nursing courses and the supporting sciences. Utilize evidence-based practice, nursing judgment, therapeutic communication, and the nursing process as a framework for providing and managing nursing care to diverse individuals along the health-illness continuum. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Fall

NURS 226 | MATERNAL CHILD NURSING | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Integrate prior learning while expanding your knowledge of the neonate, developing child, women’s health, and childbearing family. Health maintenance and study of diseases and disorders affecting diverse neonates, children, women, and families along the health/illness continuum and during the end stages of life are examined. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic communication, the role of the registered nurse, ethical/legal issues, and health promotion and maintenance during life stages of growth and development for neonates, children, and women. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Fall

NURS 227 | CLINICAL APPLICATIONS I | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Participate collaboratively with members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to provide safe and culturally sensitive client-centered care in the lab, clinical area, and simulation lab. Practice parenteral medication therapies and demonstrate professional and leadership competencies while incorporating evidence-based practices and sound nursing judgment. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Fall

NURS 228 | ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH II | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Continue the study of acute and chronic alterations in health across a variety of healthcare environments. Discuss the principles of clinical judgment, leadership, and delegation while prioritizing and providing safe, effective, and culturally sensitive client care for individuals experiencing complex alterations in health. Analyze ethical healthcare, quality improvement processes, and effective work within the healthcare system. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Spring

NURS 229 | HEALTH PROMOTION & PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING | CREDITS 2
Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Examine safe and effective client care in the areas of health promotion for individuals and groups in communities and in care of the client experiencing psychosocial issues. Expand your skills in promoting a client’s self-determination, advocating for clients, and working within the interdisciplinary healthcare team while making evidence-based decisions to improve the safety and quality of client care. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Spring

NURS 237 | CLINICAL APPLICATIONS II | CREDITS 5
Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Prioritize safe, effective, and culturally competent client care in acute and community settings during this clinical and simulation lab course. Clients with complex alterations in health and psychosocial issues are managed with a spirit of inquiry and collaboration to make evidence-based clinical judgments. Quality improvement practices related to national safety goals are examined. Students will be challenged with a precepted activity during the latter part of this course. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Spring

NURS 259 | ROLE TRANSITIONS | CREDITS 1
Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Examine the process of identifying and obtaining a position as a registered nurse. Explore nursing organizations, the legislative process, and lifelong learning. Investigate what it takes to prepare for and be successful in passing the NCLEX RN® examination. Be part of developing an evidence-based research question, use technology to prepare a portfolio, and reflect on what it means to be accountable and responsible in the role of the RN. Students must receive a minimum of "C" in this course to progress.
Offered: Spring

NURS 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-4
Prerequisite: Department approval. An examination of special topics in nursing under the advisement and direction of a nursing instructor. *All Clinical experiences are based on a 1:3 credit to hour ratio.
Not Currently Offered

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Nutrition

NUTR 222 | CONTEMPORARY NUTRITION | CREDITS 3
An introduction to nutritional needs during different stages of life. This course looks at the different nutrients of food and how each is used by the body. Covers some eating disorders and food safety.
Offered: Fall & Spring

NUTR 230 | HERBS & SUPPLEMENTS | CREDITS 3
An overview of the dietary needs of special populations, requiring modifications to a normal diet, in order to meet their nutritional/health needs. Emphasis will be placed on the needs of the athlete and others who participate in strenuous occupations and activities. Meal modification, as to content and timing, along with the usage of popular herbs and supplements will be discussed.

NUTR 240 | PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in a college biology or chemistry course. Principles and concepts of nutrition throughout the life cycle for the purpose of health maintenance, prevention, and recovery of illness.
Offered: Fall & Spring

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Petroleum Production

PTLO 101 | INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY | CREDITS 2
An introduction to the various aspects of the petroleum industry including equipment, systems, instrumentation, operations, and the various scientific principles. Addresses a variety of petroleum technologies: exploration, drilling, production, transportation, marketing, and chemical processing industries.

PTLO 121 | PETROLEUM GEOLOGY & PRODUCTION | CREDITS 3
Students will study producing natural resources (oil & gas) from newly drilled and existing well locations to include, minimum surface equipment operations, well-head design, common field terminologies, pressure gauges, location and fluid flow layout, proper use of hand tools and equipment safety devices.

PTLO 122 | DRILLING & WELL CONTROL | CREDITS 3
A study of practices and procedures for drilling operations (vertical, directional, and horizontal drilling). State & federal regulations, well site construction, types of drilling rigs, rig equipment, measurement while drilling (MWD), casing installation and cementing, fishing, and proper procedures to successfully drill a well are discussed. Students will study fundamental operations in the drilling industry; identify the major systems and equipment of a drilling rig; describe specific down-hole problems, and explain solutions. Instruction in volume calculations, hydrostatic pressures, formation pressures, and problems in down-hole drilling operations. Students will also study all phases of reclamation, from the planning phase (state/federal/landowner, requirements/regulations/relations), through the construction, drilling, completion, production, and finally plugging and abandoning phases.

PTLO 135 | HYDRAULICS AND PNEUMATICS | CREDITS 3
This course builds on the fundamentals taught in PTLO 130- fluid Power fundamentals. It examines intermediate and advanced aspects of hydraulics, introduces advanced hydraulic components, explains how each works, and then shows how they relate to real-world industry applications. The course reinforces the theory and practice into a well-rounded understanding of the topic. Additionally, the course examines pneumatics and its applications in the field and industry. Training activities will consist of lecture, Amatrol e-Learning, and hands-on practice activities on a lab trainer. As well, students will utilize Automation Studio simulator to model hydraulic using schematics and simulation.

PTLO 203 | PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING | CREDITS 4
Students will learn skills, techniques, and procedures to properly perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting on surface production equipment.

PTLO 240 | WELL COMPLETION & WORKOVER | CREDITS 3
This course is a study of completion equipment and services. It presents the design considerations for completing convention, heavy oil, thermal, sour, and high-pressure high-temperature wells. Students will learn to plan and design completions and stimulations, as well as the specification of metallurgy and elastomers for downhole equipment. Discussions will cover well performance, flow assurance, and formation damage, with troubleshooting hints and strategies for common practices. Topics include: packers and down-hole equipment, materials, coating and corrosion, the selection of completion and work-over fluids, perforating and alternatives, flow assurance, remedial cementing, coiled tubing, snubbing, and fishing operations.

PTLO 244 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM | CREDITS 3
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Learning outcomes/objectives are determined by local occupational need and business and industry trends.

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Pharmacology

PHRM 215 | INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY | CREDITS 3
A fundamental discussion of the scope of pharmacology, including terminology used. Drug laws, dosage forms, and patient variabilities that affect drug usage will be covered. Important drugs used in practice will be studied, including basic principles, therapeutic uses, and adverse effects.
Offered: Fall & Spring

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Philosophy

PHIL 101 | INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY | CREDITS 3
General survey of the philosophical eras and ideas of the Western world. The course will focus on identifying and understanding the underpinnings of contemporary thought through the study of philosophers from Ancient Greece to the modern-day.
Offered: Fall (Online)

PHIL 210 | ETHICS | CREDITS 3
A study of the historical development of ethical systems, including an analysis of cultural factors which bring about values formation and an examination of the process of forming value judgments.
Offered: Fall & Spring

PHIL 215 | CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES | CREDITS 3
An introduction to the problems connected with moral choice. This course examines the moral judgments that follow from the values held by a wide variety of people today on topics ranging from abortion to race, sexual behavior, the environment, etc.
Offered: Spring

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Physics

PHYS 110 | INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY | CREDITS 3
This is an introductory astronomy contended to give the student an appreciation of the universe in which we live. Topics covered will include: ancient astronomy (Greek & Native Americans), and the Copernican Revolution; astronomical measurements and instruments, the solar system, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies, black holes, Big Bang cosmology. Offered: Spring

PHYS 110L | INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY LAB | CREDITS 1
Corequisite: PHYS 110. An introductory study of the universe. Topics covered will include: ancient astronomy (Greek & Native Americans), and the Copernican Revolution; astronomical measurements and instruments, the solar system, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies, black holes, Big Bang cosmology. The astronomy laboratory is optional.
Offered: Spring

PHYS 211 | COLLEGE PHYSICS I L/L | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 103 or Instructor approval. The non-calculus physics course sequence recommended for pre-medical and pre-professional students. Topics: Newtonian mechanics and gravitation, work and energy, solids and fluids, heat and thermodynamics. Includes lab.
Offered: Fall

PHYS 212 | COLLEGE PHYSICS II L/L | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in PHYS 211, equivalent, or Instructor approval. The non-calculus general physics course sequence recommended for pre-medical and pre-professional students. Topics: vibration and waves, electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and an introduction to modern physics. Includes lab.
Offered: Spring

PHYS 251 | UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I L/L | CREDITS 5
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 165 or Instructor approval. The general physics course sequence for students majoring in chemistry, physics, or engineering. Topics: Newtonian mechanics and gravitation, work and energy, solids and fluids, heat and thermodynamics. Includes lab.
Offered: Fall

PHYS 252 | UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II L/L | CREDITS 5
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 166 or Instructor approval. The calculus-based general physics course sequence for students majoring in chemistry, physics, or engineering. Topics: vibrations and waves, electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and an introduction to modern physics. Includes lab.
Offered: Spring

PHYS 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-3
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Designed to meet students special needs and interests.
Offered: By Demand

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Plant Science

PLSC 210 | HORTICULTURE SCIENCE | CREDITS 4
Horticulture science will help students become literate in the field of horticulture. By completing this course, students will have a workable knowledge of the classification of horticulture plants, the structure and function of plants and become familiar with plant growth and reproduction, control of light, temperature, and fertilization and methods of propagation, pruning, training and production. Students will also become familiar with marketing of major horticulture crops.
Offered: Fall

PLSC 223 | INTRODUCTION TO WEED SCIENCE | CREDITS 3
Introduction to biological, chemical, cultural, and mechanical weed control and characteristics of weeds and their identification, pesticide application, and dissipation.

PLSC 225 | PRINCIPLES OF CROP PRODUCTION | CREDITS 3
Scientific principles of field crop production with emphasis on relationships of crops and their climate and production considerations as a means of management resources and the environment.

PLSC 255 | PLANT DISEASE MANAGEMENT | CREDITS 3
In Plant Disease Management students will learn how to properly diagnose and control diseases of the forest, agricultural, and urban trees. They will also learn how to control diseases affecting turf grasses, herbaceous, and woody plants.

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Political Science

POLS 115 | AMERICAN GOVERNMENT | CREDITS 3
Introduction to political science through the study of the American political system. The United States Constitution, the political processes, governmental structure, and powers of the Presidency, Congress, and the Judiciary will be examined.
Offered: Every Semester

POLS 116 | STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT | CREDITS 3
This course is an introduction into the structure, function, and problems of state and local governments; their executive, legislative, and judicial processes will be explored. Also, this course explores the role of State and Local Governments within the federal system.
Offered: Spring (Odd Years)

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Psychology

PSYC 111 | INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY | CREDITS 3
A survey of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, with consideration of the nature and scope of psychology as a science and a profession.
Offered: Every Semester

PSYC 250 | DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: PSYC 111 with a “C” or higher. A survey of the psychology of human life span development including intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of the normal individual and emphasizing childhood and adolescent development.
Offered: Every Semester

PSYC 270 | ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: PSYC 111 with a “C” or higher. A survey of the classification, symptoms, and etiology of psychological disorders, and behavior pathology.
Offered: Fall (Online) & Spring (On-Campus)

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Range Science

RNG 236 | INTRODUCTION TO RANGE MANAGEMENT | CREDITS 3
Principles of range management which include plant identification, range evaluation, and range improvement.

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Religion

RELS 116 | WOMEN IN RELIGION | CREDITS 3
An examination of the role women have played in religious thought throughout history: as goddesses and mythic figures, as religious leaders, and as spiritual guides.
Offered: By Demand

RELS 120 | RELIGION IN AMERICA | CREDITS 3
Study of religious life in America; emphasis placed on the role of religion in the development of American life and character.
Offered: By Demand

RELS 203 | WORLD RELIGIONS | CREDITS 3
An introduction to the origin and major tenets of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Offered: By Demand

RELS 220 | OLD TESTAMENT | CREDITS 3
A study of the religious, political, and social history of ancient Israel as reflected in the Hebrew Bible.
Offered: By Demand

RELS 230 | NEW TESTAMENT | CREDITS 3
An overview of the developments in the primitive Christian community as reflected in the New Testament.
Offered: By Demand

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Social Work

SWK 256 | INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES | CREDITS 3
Overview of the structure and resources available through the human services delivery system, as well as the roles of professional and paraprofessional staff (technician).
Offered: Spring

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Sociology

SOC 110 | INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY | CREDITS 3
Introductory analysis of the nature of society, the interrelationships of its component groups, and the process whereby society persists and changes; interpretation of human behavior in groups.
Offered: Every Semester

SOC 115 | SOCIAL PROBLEMS | CREDITS 3
Sociological analysis of major social problems in America.
Offered: Fall

SOC 220 | FAMILY | CREDITS 3
A sociological examination of the development of the family as a social institution. Emphasis is given to mate selection problems, courtship, marriage, child-parent relationships, divorce, and later years of marriage. Also the contemporary American family from the standpoint of social class, ethnic background, and family situations. Practical problems in communications and child-rearing are also explored.
Offered: By Demand

SOC 235 | CULTURAL DIVERSITY | CREDITS 3
This course examines the historical development of American ethnic and cultural diversity, including Native American, and places that diversity in a global perspective.
Offered: Spring

SOC 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-3
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Examination of special topics in sociology taught at the sophomore level; topics include but are not limited to marriage and family, aging, rural issues, and community organizing.
Offered: By Demand

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Soil Science

SOIL 210 | INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE | CREDITS 3
Introduction to basic principles of soil science and the study of soil properties such as physical, chemical, and biological and how each relates to the crops production resources and the environment.

SOIL 222 | SOIL FERTILITY & FERTILIZERS | CREDITS 3
Principles of plant nutrition and soil nutrient availability; soil testing and fertilizer recommendations and management. Macronutrient emphasis.

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Spanish

SPAN 101 | FIRST YEAR SPANISH I | CREDITS 4
Pronunciation and fundamental grammatical principles introduced through the development of skill in listening, comprehension, and speaking, followed by practice in reading and writing; language laboratory attendance required. Offered: Fall

SPAN 102 | FIRST YEAR SPANISH II | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Successful completion of SPAN 101 with a "C" or higher or equivalent. Continued study of pronunciation and fundamental grammatical principles through the development of skill in listening, comprehension, and speaking, followed by practice in reading and writing; language laboratory attendance required.
Offered: Spring

SPAN 201 | SECOND YEAR SPANISH I | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Successful completion of SPAN 102 with a "C" or higher or equivalent. Review of the structure of the language; readings in Spanish; practice in oral and written expression.
Offered: Fall

SPAN 202 | SECOND YEAR SPANISH II | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Successful completion of SPAN 201 with a "C" or higher or equivalent. Review of the structure of the language; readings in Spanish; practice in oral and written expression.
Offered: Spring

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Special Education

SPED 110 | INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN | CREDITS 3
This course will provide an introduction to special education and give a broad overview of children with special needs. The course is required for all teaching majors and is a popular elective for related majors including Communication Disorders.
Offered: Spring, Online Only

SPED 120 | INTRODUCTION TO POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT | CREDITS 3
This course focuses on principles of behavior, basic behavior intervention procedures, and designing & implementing behavior intervention procedures and programs. It also teaches how to write behavioral objectives, and measure and graph behavior.
Offered: Fall, Online Only

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Technology

TECH 101 | INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION OVERVIEW | CREDITS 2
An overview study of the various aspects of automation in industry including: equipment, systems, instrumentation, operations, and control techniques. The application of automation technologies in the oil and gas industry, power generation and transmission grid, water, and wastewater treatment, traffic control, and chemical processing industries will be investigated. Trends in automation and control will be discussed.

TECH 103 | DIRECT & ALT. CURRENT CIRCUIT ANALYSIS | CREDITS 3
fundamentals of direct current circuit and alternating current circuit operations including a study of Ohm’s and Kirchhoff ’s laws. Investigate series, parallel and series/parallel resistive networks, transformers, circuit resonance, phasors, and capacitive/inductive circuit analysis techniques. Power distribution, metering, loading, and electricity for industry topics will be introduced.

TECH 105 | DIGITAL LOGIC & CONTROL ELECTRONICS | CREDITS 3
An entry-level course in digital electronics to include analysis of numbering systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational logic, clocking and timing circuits reinforced with laboratory exercises. Basic encoding, decoding, controlling, multiplexing, and de-multiplexing will be covered. Troubleshooting techniques of various digital circuits using schematic diagrams will be introduced.

TECH 130 | ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: TECH 103. The course teaches electric relay control of AC electric motors found in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Students gain an understanding of the operation, installation, design, and troubleshooting of AC electric motor control circuits for various applications. Students develop skills in interpreting schematics, system design, motor start/stop circuits, motor sequence control, reversing motor control, and motor jogging. Emphasis is made on safety, highlighting motor safety, lockout/ tagout, and safety interlocks.

TECH 143 | PROG. LOGIC CONTROLLER FUNDAMENTALS | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: TECH 103 and TECH 105 with a "C" or higher. An entry-level course in industrial programmable logic controllers to include analysis of ladder logic diagrams, programming, Boolean operations, timers, counters, and I/O interface reinforced with laboratory exercises. Basic control applications and fail-safe operations will be covered. Troubleshooting techniques of various programs and circuits using schematic diagrams will be introduced

TECH 200 | PROCESS CONTROL & INSTRUMENTATION | CREDITS 3
An advanced course of study in the application, properties, function, and control of an industrial process. Various processes will be analyzed including liquid level, flow rate, and pressure. Troubleshooting, wiring, and schematic reading skills will be gained through hands-on experimentation. PID and PLC control concepts will be covered. Open and closed-loop processes will be covered.

TECH 210 | SCADA FUNDAMENTALS | CREDITS 2
Prerequisite: TECH 103 and TECH 143. An overview study of the various aspects of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) found in the industry including; equipment, systems, methods of communication, operations, security, and control techniques. The application of SCADA technologies in: the oil and gas industry, power generation and transmission grid, water, and wastewater treatment, and chemical processing industries will be investigated. Trends in SCADA will be discussed.

TECH 220 | CONTROL SYSTEM INSTALLATION & TROUBLESHOOTING | CREDITS 3
Various industrial processes, electromechanical, and pneumatic system control; software and hardware installation protocols will be explored. Bringing a system up to specification and system testing of PLC-based control applications. Troubleshoot systems using test equipment, schematics, diagrams, and manuals. Establish control link. Students will also solder wires, build harnesses, and make physical connections via multi-wire cable, coax cable, and CAT5 cable. Switches, routers, and other network hardware will be discussed.

TECH 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN AUTOMATION | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission. Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Learning outcomes/objectives are determined by local occupational need and business and industry trends.

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Transportation Technology

DTEC 105 | MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Transportation Program. This course focuses on maintenance procedures across the broad spectrum of the transportation industry utilizing industry standards, techniques, and equipment.
Offered: Fall

DTEC 106 | INTRODUCTION TO ENGINES | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Transportation Program. This course focuses on the understanding, diagnosis, and repair of fuel and ignition computerized components across the broad spectrum of the transportation industry utilizing industry standards, techniques, and equipment.
Offered: Fall

DTEC 107 | BASIC ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Transportation Program. This course focuses on the principles and fundamentals of basic electricity and electronics utilizing industry standards, techniques, and equipment in preparation for advanced courses of troubleshooting and repair.
Offered: Fall

DTEC 126 | INTRO/FUEL/IGNITION SYSTEMS | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Transportation Program. This course focuses on the principles and fundamentals of fuel and ignition systems utilizing industry standards, techniques, and equipment in preparation for advanced courses of troubleshooting and repairs.
Offered: Spring

DTEC 127 | HYDRAULICS/PNEUMATICS SYSTEMS | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Transportation Program. This course focuses on the principles and fundamentals of hydraulics and pneumatics utilizing industry standards, techniques, and equipment in preparation for advanced courses of troubleshooting and repair.
Offered: Spring

DTEC 136 | BRAKE SYSTEMS | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Transportation Program. This course focuses on the understanding, diagnosis, and repair of vehicle brake systems utilizing industry standards, techniques, and equipment.
Offered: Fall

DTEC 137 | SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Transportation Program. This course focuses on the understanding, diagnosis, and repair of suspension and steering system utilizing industry standards, techniques, and equipment.
Offered: Spring

DTEC 216 | ADVANCED ELECTRONIC/FUEL SYSTEMS | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Transportation Program. This course focuses on the understanding, diagnosis, and repair of fuel and ignition computerized components across the broad spectrum of the transportation vehicle industry utilizing industry standards, techniques, and equipment.
Offered: Fall

DTEC 217 | HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, & COOLING SYSTEMS | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Transportation Program. This course focuses on the principles and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and cooling systems utilizing industry standards, techniques, and equipment.
Offered: Fall

DTEC 220 | DRIVE TRAIN SYSTEMS | CREDITS 6
Prerequisite: Admission to the Transportation Program. This course focuses on the understanding, diagnosis, and repair of drive train systems across the broad spectrum of the transportation vehicle industry utilizing industry standards, techniques, and equipment.
Offered: Fall

DTEC 266 | SHOP PRACTICES/WELDING | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Transportation Program. Corequisite: DTEC 267 and DTEC 296 or instructor permission. This course focuses on shop practices in metal cutting and welding techniques.
Offered: Spring

DTEC 267 | DIESEL ENGINE DIAG/REPAIR | CREDITS 6
Prerequisite: Admission to the Transportation Program. This course focuses on the understanding, diagnosis, and repair of diesel engine systems across the broad spectrum of the transportation vehicle industry utilizing industry standards, techniques, and equipment.
Offered: Spring

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University Studies

UNIV 100 | COLLEGE STRATEGIES | CREDITS 1
A strategy course for first time, traditional degree-seeking students. Topics include, but are not limited to, campus services, adjusting to college, time management, academic advising, academic policies, stress management, and paying for college.
Offered: Every Semester

UNIV 101 | COLLEGE TRANSITIONS | CREDITS 1
A course for non-traditional and transfer degree-seeking students to aid in a successful transition.
Offered: Every Semester

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

UAS 101 | INTRODUCTION TO UAS OPERATIONS | CREDITS 3
This course explores the history, designs, operations, regulations, and economics of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). Students will explore common uses of sUAS's such as precision agriculture, public safety, communications, aerial filming, resource management, and research. Legal and environmental considerations will be discussed as well as business opportunities and growth areas. The course will also examine future applications of sUAS operations, with an emphasis on commercial and public applications.
Offered: Fall

UAS 102 | BASIC FLIGHT TRAINING | CREDITS 1
This course provides hands-on training in preflight, postflight, pilot in command (PIC) responsibilities, spotter responsibilities, and hazard avoidance. Students will gain an understanding of spatial disorientation and become proficient in basic sUAS operations such as ascent, descent, altitude hold, and directional change. Students will gain experience by demonstrating level flight, horizontal, vertical, circle, and figure-8 patterns. Numerous stage checks will be utilized to ensure student understanding and proficiency in basic operations and maneuvers.
Offered: Fall

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Welding

WELD 107 | ADV. WELDING TECH. & MANUFACTURING LAB | CREDITS 5
Prerequisite: Admission to the Welding Program. This is an advanced course in welding technology that is designed so students can further develop their welding skills using a variety of different electrode groups. Students will weld thicker mild steel plate in all positions. Students will study some basic metallurgy and be exposed to blueprint reading. All the gas and arc welding processes will be revisited. Students will learn techniques in welding structural steel according to the American Welding Society’s certification standards.

WELD 109 | BLUEPRINT READING FOR WELDERS | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Welding Program. Corequisite: WELD 153. Students learn how to read and interpret structural steel, piping, and mechanical blueprint. The course will cover hand sketching of orthographic and isometric drawings. Students will also begin to learn about pipe symbols and spool drawings. The class will learn to interpret and apply weld symbols to the projects they could work on.

WELD 110 | INTRODUCTION TO WELDING LAB | CREDITS 2
Prerequisite: Admission to the Welding Program. Corequisite: WELD 151. Beginning instruction on skills in Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW), Oxyacetylene cutting (OfC-A), and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) using various thickness of steel, with a strong emphasis on safety and use of welding and cutting equipment.

WELD 120 | INTRODUCTION TO WIRE FEED PROCESS LAB | CREDITS 2
Prerequisites: Admission to the Welding Program & successful completion of WELD 151. Continuing instruction of skills in Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW), Oxyacetylene cutting (OfC-A), and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAQ) using various thickness of steel. Students are introduced to GMAW and fCAW.

WELD 121 | WELDING THEORY & SAFETY FOR SEMI-AUTOMATIC PROCESSES | CREDITS 2
Prerequisite: Admission to the Welding Program. Corequisite: WELD 122. This course teaches students the basic knowledge of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), flux Core Arc Welding (fCAW) shielded, and self-shielded, and GMAW-Pulsed. Equipment needs, setup, joint design, filler metals, and shielding gasses. Welding techniques and safety will be taught. Other topics that will be discussed are ferrous and non-ferrous metals, distortion control, weld defects and discontinuities, and weld examination.

WELD 122 | WIRE FEED & WELDING CERTIFICATION LAB | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Welding Program. Continuation of WELD 153 with the introduction of semi-automatic wire feed processes. WELD 123BEGINNING FABRICATION LAB5Prerequisites: Admission to the Welding Program & WELD 107. Introduces the student to fabrication equipment and processes.

WELD 131 | LAYOUT AND PATTERN MAKING BASICS | CREDITS 3
Prerequisites: Admission to the Welding Program & WELD 109. Corequisite: WELD 213. Students will learn practical layout and fitting skills used in industrial welding and fabrication shops. Employs simple layout, parallel line development, radial line development, and triangulation for pattern development.

WELD 151 | WELDING THEORY, TECHNOLOGY, & SAFETY | CREDITS 3
Prerequisite: Admission to the Welding Program. Corequisite: WELD 110. Examines and presents welding and shop safety, Oxy-fuel safety, base metal preparation, weld quality, SMAW equipment, and set-up, electrode selection, and joint design/fit-up. Other information that could be introduced could include air carbon and plasma cutting.

WELD 153 | SMAW WELDING LAB | CREDITS 4
Prerequisite: Admission to the Welding Program. Corequisite: WELD 109. Beginning instructions on skills in Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW), Oxyacetylene cutting (OfC-A), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) using various thicknesses of steel, with a strong emphasis on safely handling welding and cutting equipment. Also covered are general safety, welding supplies, and equipment maintenance.

WELD 213 | METAL FABRICATION LAB | CREDITS 3
Prerequisites: Admission to the Welding Program & WELD 109. Corequisite: WELD 131. Introduces metal fabrication procedures and safe operation of fabrication equipment, including shears, press-brakes, ironworkers, punches, drill presses, chop saws, and plasma cutters. Common terminology, fabrication theory, material use, and construction and equipment safety are taught.

WELD 214 | GTAW LAB & LECTURE | CREDITS 6
Prerequisites: Admission to the Welding Program & Instructor approval. GTAW course covers welding techniques, applications, equipment setup, and procedures for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Quality and safety stressed.

WELD 215 | SPECIALTY WELD PROCESSES | CREDITS 3
Prerequisites: Admission to the Welding Program & WELD 151, 153. Corequisite WELD 220. Lab is designed to run in conjunction with WELD 220. Lab will provide students with practical experience welding, high carbon low alloy steel, cast iron, stainless steel, and aluminum with SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and fCAW. Welding safety will be a proponent of this course.

WELD 220 | BASIC METALLURGY | CREDITS 2
Prerequisite: Admission to the Welding Program. Corequisite: WELD 215. Course will introduce students to the study of the crystalline structure of metals and how heat can and will affect the soundness of metals. The course will cover welding variations of different types of materials and talk about different types of materials that can be added to metals to change the metallurgical properties of different types of metals.

WELD 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS | CREDITS 1-3
Prerequisites: Admission to the Welding Program & Departmental approval. Topics could include a variety of topics, such as fabrication, plasma cutting, arc welding, safety and usage of welding equipment, and artistic design.

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