2021-2022 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jan 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Course Catalog and Student Handbook

Course Descriptions


Some course description information may change due to revisions by curriculum committees.

Please refer to this key when reading the course descriptions for information regarding what semester course will be offered: F= Fall, Sp=Spring, Su=Summer, E=Every semester, T=To Be Determined.

Semesters that course(s) are offered are subject to change with instructor availability and student need.

 

Biotechnology

  
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    BTEC 2230 - Technical Communications for Clinical Research


    Prerequisite: BTEC 1100 , BTEC 1110  
    Corequisite: BTEC 2225 BTEC 2241  
    This course addresses reading, writing and spoken communication techniques critical to clinical research and other professional arenas. Topics include effective reading and writing of clinical research documents, technical documents, business and team communications, professional presentations and elements of effective spoken communication. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (Sp, Su)
  
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    BTEC 2241 - Clinical Research Methods III


    Prerequisite: BTEC 1100 , BTEC 1110  
    Corequisite: BTEC 2225  
    This course introduces students to basic aspects of clinical research studies in methodology and theory. Topics include: descriptive research, surveys and questionnaires, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, data management, literature review process, writing research protocols and proposals, reporting the results of research and ultimately evaluating research reports. The student will become proficient after the completion of this course in understanding research methods and designs and the components of protocols and how to discover information in a literature review that assist in the writing or evaluation process of protocols. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (Sp, Su)
  
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    BTEC 2255 - Clinical Regulatory Procedures II


    Prerequisite: BTEC 1105  
    Corequisite: BTEC 1110  
    This course provides an introduction to Federal, State, and Local regulatory oversight of clinical research on human beings. An examination of the proper conduct of research studies and trial duties for research professionals of all levels. Topics of study include an introduction to clinical research professions, documentation skills, Code of Federal Regulations and Good Clinical Practice, product development, standard operating procedures, Institutional Review
    Boards, Informed Consent and Pre-Study preparation. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (F, Sp)
  
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    BTEC 2260 - Ethics for Clinical Research


    Prerequisite: BTEC 1100 , BTEC 1105  
    Corequisite: BTEC 1110 , BTEC 2255  
    This course is an introduction to ethical considerations in the design and performance of clinical research on human beings. Topics include: landmark documents in the ethics of clinical research (Nuremburg Code, Declaration of Helsinki, Belmont Report), ethical factors surrounding informed consent, ethical clinical research and Good Clinical Practice, and the concept of clinical equipoise. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 2 (F, Sp)

Business Technology

  
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    BUSN 1100 - Introduction to Keyboarding


    Prerequisite: Diploma level proficiency in English and reading
    This course introduces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques. Topics include: computer hardware, computer software, file management, learning the alphabetic keyboard, the numeric keyboard and keypad, building speed and accuracy, and proofreading. Students attain a minimum of 25 GWAM (gross words a minute) on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 3 (E)
  
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    BUSN 1180 - Computer Graphics and Design


    Prerequisite: FYES 1000 
    Introduces how to: design and transmit electronic communications; create graphics on-line; and insert animation and sound to computer-generated charts, graphs, and diagrams. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 3 (T)
  
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    BUSN 1190 - Digital Technologies in Business


    Prerequisite/Corequisite: FYES 1000 
    Provides an overview of digital technology used for conducting business. Students will learn the application of business activities using various digital platforms. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 2 (T)
  
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    BUSN 1240 - Office Procedures


    Prerequisite/Corequisite: FYES 1000 , diploma level proficiency in English and reading
    Emphasizes essential skills required for the business office. Topics include: office protocol, time management, telecommunications and telephone techniques, office equipment, workplace mail, records management, travel/meeting arrangements, electronic mail, and workplace documents. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 3 (E)
  
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    BUSN 1250 - Records Management


    Prerequisite: BUSN 1440  or BUSN 1400  
    Introduces records management concepts for use in any office environment. Topics include: Basic Records Management Concepts; Alphabetic, Numeric, Subject, and Geographic Filing; and Records Retention, Transfer, and Disposition of Records. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 3 (Sp)
  
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    BUSN 1300 - Introduction to Business


    Prerequisite: Diploma level proficiency in English and reading;
    Introduces organization and management concepts of the business world and in the office environment. Topics include business in a global economy, starting and organizing a business, enterprise management, marketing strategies and financial management. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (F)
  
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    BUSN 1400 - Word Processing Applications


    Prerequisite: FYES 1000 ; and diploma level proficiency English. reading and math
    This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use word processing software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Minimal document keying will be necessary as students will work with existing documents to learn the functions and features of the word processing application. Topics and assignments will include: word processing concepts, customizing documents, formatting content, working with visual content, organizing content, reviewing documents, sharing and securing content. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    BUSN 1410 - Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications


    Prerequisite: FYES 1000 ; and diploma level proficiency in math, English and reading
    This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use spreadsheet software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics and assignments will include: spreadsheet concepts, creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually and, collaborating and securing data. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    BUSN 1420 - Database Applications


    Prerequisite: FYES 1000 ; and diploma level proficiency in math, English and reading
    This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use database management software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics and assignments will include: database concepts, structuring databases, creating and formatting database elements, entering and modifying data, creating and modifying queries, presenting and sharing data and, managing and maintaining databases. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (Sp)
  
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    BUSN 1430 - Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications


    Prerequisite/Corequisite: FYES 1000 
    This course covers the knowledge and skills required to use desktop publishing (DTP) software and presentation software to create business publications and presentations. Course work will include course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics include: desktop publishing concepts, basic graphic design, publication layout, presentation design, and practical applications. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (T)
  
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    BUSN 1440 - Document Production


    Prerequisite: Diploma level proficiency in math, English, and reading; and BUSN 1100  or the ability to key 25 gross words a minute on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: FYES 1000 
    Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 6. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    BUSN 2160 - Electronic Mail Applications


    Prerequisite: Diploma level proficiency in math, English and reading
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: FYES 1000 
    This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of communicating with others inside and outside the organization via a personal information management program. Emphasizes the concepts necessary for individuals and workgroups to organize, find, view, and share information via electronic communication channels. Topics include: Internal and External Communication, Message Management, Calendar Management, Navigation, Contact and Task Management, and Security and Privacy. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 2 (T)
  
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    BUSN 2170 - Web Page Design


    Prerequisite: FYES 1000 
    This course provides instruction in the concepts necessary for individuals to create and manage professional quality web sites. Topics include: Web Site Creation, Web Page Development and Design, Hyper link Creation, Test, and Repair, Integration, Web Site Navigation, and Web Site Management. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 2 (T)
  
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    BUSN 2180 - Speed and Accuracy Keying


    Prerequisite: BUSN 1100  or BUSN 1440 
    Further develops speed and accuracy through analysis of keying and prescribed practice drills. Topics include: building speed and accuracy and straight-copy proofreading. Contact hours: Class - 0, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 1 (T)
  
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    BUSN 2190 - Business Document Proofreading and Editing


    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010  or ENGL 1101 ;
    Corequisite: BUSN 1440 
    Emphasizes proper proofreading and editing for business documents. Topics include: applying proofreading techniques and proofreaders marks with business documents; proper content, clarity, and conciseness in business documents; and business document formatting. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 3 (T)
  
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    BUSN 2200 - Office Accounting


    Prerequisite: Program Admission; and diploma level proficiency in Math
    Introduces fundamental concepts of the accounting cycle for a sole proprietor service business. Topics include: accounting equation, analyzing business transactions, journalizing and posting transactions, accounts receivable and accounts payable subsidiary ledgers, financial statements, cash control, and payroll concepts. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 4 (T)
  
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    BUSN 2210 - Applied Office Procedures


    Prerequisite: BUSN 1240 , BUSN 1400 , BUSN 1410 , and BUSN 1440 ;
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: BUSN 2200  or ACCT 1100 ; and BUSN 2190 
    This course focuses on applying knowledge and skills learned in prior courses taken in the program. Topics include: communications skills, telecommunications skills, records management skills, office equipment/supplies, and integrated programs/applications. Serves as a capstone course. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 3 (T)
  
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    BUSN 2300 - Medical Terminology


    Prerequisite: Program Admission
    Introduces the basic spelling and pronunciation of medical terms, and the use of these terms as they relate to anatomy, treatment, surgery, and drugs. Topics include: word analysis, word elements, spelling, pronunciation, and semantics. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 2 (T)
  
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    BUSN 2310 - Anatomy & Terminology for the Medical Administrative Assistant


    Prerequisite: Program Admission
    Introduces the structure and function of the human body including medical terminology. Topics covered include information which will provide the medical office assistant with the knowledge needed to communicate with office staff, physicians, and patients and to assist in completion of medical reports generated in the medical office. Topics include: body structures, body functions, and medical terminology. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (T)
  
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    BUSN 2340 - Medical Administrative Procedures


    Prerequisite: ALHS 1090  or BUSN 2300 ; and ALHS 1011  or BUSN 2310 ; and BUSN 1440 
    Emphasizes essential skills required for the medical office. Introduces the knowledge and skills of procedures for billing purposes. Introduces the basic concept of medical administrative assisting and its relationship to the other health fields. Emphasizes medical ethics, legal aspects of medicine, and the medical administrative assistant’s role as an agent of the physician. Provides the student with knowledge and the essentials of professional behavior. Topics include: introduction to medical administrative assisting, medical law, ethics, patient relations/human relations, physician-patient-assistant relationship, medical office in litigation, medical records management, scheduling appointments, pegboard or computerized accounting, health insurance, transcription of medical documents, and billing/collection. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (T)
  
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    BUSN 2370 - Medical Office Billing/Coding/Insurance


    Prerequisite: ALHS 1090  or BUSN 2300 ; and ALHS 1011  or (BIOL 2113L  and BIOL 2113 ) and (BIOL 2114  and BIOL 2114L ) or BUSN 2310  
    Provides an introduction to medical coding skills and applications of international coding standards for billing of health care services. Provides the knowledge and skills to apply coding of diagnostic statements and procedures for billing purposes. Provides an introduction to medical coding as it relates to health insurance. Topics include: International classification of diseases, code book formats; coding techniques; formats of the ICD and CPT manuals; health insurance; billing, reimbursement, and collections; and managed care. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 3 (T)

Cardiovascular Technology

  
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    CAVT 1002 - Medical Physics


    Prerequisite: Program Admission
    In this course the student is introduced to theory of medical instrumentation and physics found in the cardiovascular sciences. Performance of laboratory procedure is used to reinforce understanding of biomedical applications of equipment and uses as well as proper technique in safety. Topics include: electrical circuit theory, hospital equipment safety and medical instruments and equipment. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 2 (T)
  
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    CAVT 1020 - Cardiac Catheterization I


    Corequisite: CAVT 1021 
    This course includes an intensive study of the role of the Cardiovascular Technology student in the various diagnostic invasive cardiac catheterization procedures such as right and left heart procedures, temporary pacemakers, Swan-Ganz catheters, and coronary angioplasty. This includes identification of angiographic images and data as well as basic interventional techniques. Topics include: introduction to cardiac catheterization, medical legal ethics in the cardiac catheterization lab, angioplastic data, hemodynamic principles, special techniques in cardiac catheterization, and interventional techniques. Additional topics include emergency life support, cardiac pharmacology, and cardiac pathology and advance cardiac life support. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 6. Credit hours: 4 (T)
  
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    CAVT 1021 - Cardiac Catheterization Clinical I


    Corequisite: CAVT 1020  
    Clinical prep will provide hands-on experience and will serve as an introduction to the competencies, rotations, and expectations of the student while in the cardiac catheterization lab in a student capacity. Topics include: ethical and legal behavior in the catheterization laboratory, environmental safety in the catheterization laboratory, clinical orientation, monitoring skills, and basic life support. The student will perform and complete various competencies to prepare for the clinical experience in each rotation.  Students enrolled in this course will be assessed a $200 cost recovery course fee in addition to tuition and fees.  Fees are subject to change at the end of any semester. Contact hours: Class - 0, Lab - 9. Credit hours: 3 (T)
  
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    CAVT 1030 - Electrophysiology and Cardiac Anatomy


    Prerequisite: Program Admission
    Introduces the concepts essential in the performance and interpretation of 12 lead EKG and heart sounds. As a study of the anatomy, physiology, structural relationships, and the pathophysiology of the human heart and vascular system, the course concentrates on specialized terminology, cardiac and vascular anatomy, and electrophysiology. Topics include: heart anatomy, circulatory system, heart electrical system, physical heart defects, electrocardiograph, preparation for various electrocardiographic examinations, physical principles and pathophysiology of heart sounds, exercise physiology, stress testing, Holter monitoring, cardiac pacemakers, and cardiac rehabilitation programs. Laboratory experiences will be provided. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 3 (T)
  
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    CAVT 1080 - Advanced Hemodynamics and Cardiac Physiology


    Prerequisite: Program Admission
    The student is introduced to various forms of invasive monitoring. Various forms of invasive access are studied, including right and left heart catherization, arterial line setups, and appropriate care. Emphasis is placed on the basics of hemodynamic monitoring and interpretation. Also provides an overview of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. Topics include: hemodynamics, aseptic technique, infection control, biochemistry of the cardiac muscle, conduction system, electrocardiogram, pathophysiology of acquired diseases, embryological development, and pathophysiology of congenital diseases. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 3 (T)
  
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    CAVT 1090 - Drug Calculations and Administration


    Prerequisite: MATH 1111 , MATH 1127 ; Program admission
    Uses basic mathematical concepts and includes basic drug administration. Emphasizes critical thinking skills. Topics include: systems of measurement, calculating drug problems, resource materials usage, basic pharmacology, administering medications in a simulated clinical environment, principles of IV therapy techniques, and client education. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 2 (T)
  
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    CAVT 1100 - Cardiac Catheterization Fundamentals


    Prerequisite: Program Admission
    Provides an overview of cardiovascular invasive diagnosis and therapy. Includes an introduction of the cardiac catheterization lab. Topics include: x-ray therapy, safety, positioning, coronary arteriography, pharmacology, invasive cardiac measurements and calculations, and specialty procedures. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 3 (T)
  
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    CAVT 2020 - Cardiac Catheterization 2


    Prerequisite: CAVT 1020 , CAVT 1021 ;
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: CAVT 2030 
    An intensive study of the role of the CV Technologist in the various invasive Cardiac Catheterization procedures such as: Right and Left heart catheterization, temporary pacemakers, Swan-Ganz, and coronary angioplasty, Topics include: general principles of acid-base and blood gas collection, interpretation and analogies, cardiac surgery and peripheral vascular disease, basic principles of electrophysiology and pacemaker technology, congenital heart disease and corrective surgeries, and basic hemodynamic review. Lab experience will be provided. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 6. Credit hours: 4 (T)
  
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    CAVT 2030 - Cardiac Catheterization Clinical 2


    Prerequisite: CAVT 1020 , CAVT 1021 ;
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: CAVT 2020  
    Provides hands-on experience in performing invasive cardiac catheterization procedures while being monitored by a registered preceptor. Topics include: policies and procedures class, ethical and legal behavior in the catheterization laboratory, scrubbing skills, monitoring skills, circulating skills, and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification.  Students enrolled in this course will be assessed a $50 cost recovery course fee in addition to tuition and fees.  Fees are subject to change at the end of any semester. Contact hours: Class - 0, Lab - 18. Credit hours: 6 (T)
  
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    CAVT 2050 - Cardiac Catheterization Clinical 3


    Prerequisite: CAVT 1021 , CAVT 2030 ; Program Admission
    The course provides a culminating clinical experience which allows students to analyze information and procedural instruction provided throughout the program. Offers an intensive study of the hands-on experience in role of the cardiac catheterization technologist in advanced cardiovascular procedures related to the catheterization lab while being monitored by a registered preceptor with emphasis on continuing to develop skills in scrubbing, monitoring and circulating during diagnostic and interventional procedures. Topics include: professional conduct, infection control, scrubbing skills, monitoring skills and circulation skills.  Students enrolled in this course will be assessed a $50 cost recovery fee in addition to tuition and fees.  Fees are subject to change at the end of any semester. Contact hours: Class - 0, Lab - 33. Credit hours: 11 (T)
  
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    CAVT 2070 - Cardiac Catheterization Registry Review I


    Prerequisite: CAVT 1100 , CAVT 1020 , CAVT 1021 , CAVT 2020 , CAVT 2030  
    An intensive review to prepare the student for the national examination. Topics include: cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, cardiovascular disease and pathophysiology, hemodynamic data, diagnostic techniques and patient care assessments. Contact hours: Class - 0, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 2 (T)

Carpentry

  
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    CARP 1070 - Site Layouts, Footings, and Foundations


    Prerequisite: COFC 1020  
    Introduces the concepts and practices of basic site layout, footings, and foundation construction. Students will use layout equipment for laboratory and field practice. Topics include: zoning regulations and building codes, plot plan interpretation, the nature of concrete, building layout, squaring methods, batter board installation, footings, foundation types, foundation forms, edge forms, and materials estimation. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 3 (F, Su)
  
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    CARP 1105 - Floor Wall and Stair Framing


    Prerequisite: COFC 1020  
    This course provides instruction in framing materials and estimation, and framing production of floors, walls, and stairs. Emphasis is placed on practical application of skills. Topics include estimation and computation procedures, rough layouts, and installation procedures. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (Sp, F)
  
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    CARP 1110 - Ceiling and Roof Framing


    Prerequisite: COFC 1020  
    This course provides instruction in the theory and practical application of skills required to construct ceiling and roof framings. Topics include systems and materials identification, layout procedures, installation procedures, cost and materials estimation, and safety precautions. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (F, Sp)
  
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    CARP 1112 - Exterior Finishes and Roof Coverings


    Prerequisite: COFC 1020  
    Introduces materials identification, estimation, and installation procedures for exterior finishes, trim and roof covering, including window and door installation.Topics include: doors and windows, siding, cornice and soffit, roof types, materials identification, materials estimation, and installation procedures. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (Sp)
  
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    CARP 1114 - Interior Finishes


    Prerequisite: COFC 1020  
    This course introduces the procedures and methods for identifying materials, cost estimating, and installation of interior finishes and trim. Topics include materials identification; cost estimating, trim, insulation, interior doors, gypsum wallboard, and paneling used in finishing jobs. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (F, Sp)
  
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    CARP 1190 - Advanced Residential Finishes and Decks


    Prerequisite: COFC 1020  
    This course discusses finishing and trim techniques for residential floors, fireplaces, stairs, and decks. Emphasis will be placed on identification, estimation and installation of various types of finish materials and coverings. The course also introduces locating and installing cabinets and millwork. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 3. Credit hours: 3 (Sp, Su)

Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 1151 - Survey of Inorganic Chemistry


    Corequisite: MATH 1111  and CHEM 1151L  
    Provides an introduction to basic chemical principles and concepts which explain the behavior of matter. Topics include measurements and units, structure of matter, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, gas laws, liquid mixtures, acids and bases, salts and buffers, and nuclear chemistry. (associate degree-level course) Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (F, Sp)
  
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    CHEM 1151L - Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab


    Corequisite: MATH 1111  and CHEM 1151  
    Selected laboratory experiments paralleling the topics in CHEM 1151. The lab exercises for this course include units of measurements, structure of matter, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, gas laws, liquid mixtures, acids and bases, salts and buffers, and nuclear chemistry. (associate degree-level course) Contact hours: Class - 0, Lab - 3. Credit hours: 1 (F, Sp)
  
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    CHEM 1152 - Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry


    Prerequisite: CHEM 1151  and CHEM 1151L  
    Corequisite: CHEM 1152L  
    Provides an introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry. This survey will include an overview of the properties, structure, nomenclature, reactions of hydrocarbons, alcohols, phenols, ethers, halides, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, amides; the properties, structure, and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and enzymes, as well as, intermediary metabolism. Topics include basic principles, hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon derivatives, heterocyclic rings and alkaloids, carbohydrates, lipids and fats, proteins, nucleic acids, and intermediary metabolism. (associate degree-level course) Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (F, Sp)
  
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    CHEM 1152L - Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Lab


    Prerequisite: CHEM 1151  and CHEM 1151L  
    Corequisite: CHEM 1152  
    Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in CHEM 1152. The laboratory exercises for this course include basic principles of organic chemistry, hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon derivatives, heterocyclic rings and alkaloids, carbohydrates, lipids and fats, proteins, nucleic acids, and intermediary metabolism. (associate degree-level course) Contact hours: Class - 0, Lab - 3. Credit hours: 1 (F, Sp)
  
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    CHEM 1211 - Chemistry I


    Prerequisite: Degree level proficiency in English and Reading; MATH 1103 , or MATH 1111 ;
    Corequisite: CHEM 1211L  
    Provides an introduction to basic chemical principles and concepts which explain the behavior of matter. Topics include measurement, physical and chemical properties of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, nomenclature, chemical reactions, and stoichiometry and gas laws. (associate degree-level course)  Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (E)
  
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    CHEM 1211L - Chemistry Lab I


    Prerequisite: Degree level proficiency in English and Reading; MATH 1111  or MATH 1103  ;
    Corequisite: CHEM 1211  
    Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in CHEM 1211 . The laboratory exercises for this course include measurement, physical and chemical properties of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, nomenclature, chemical reactions, stoichiometry and gas laws. (associate degree-level course) Contact hours: Class - 0, Lab - 3. Credit hours: 1 (E)
  
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    CHEM 1212 - Chemistry II


    Prerequisite: CHEM 1211 , CHEM 1211L ;
    Corequisite: CHEM 1212L  
    Continues the exploration of basic chemical principles and concepts. Topics include equilibrium theory, kinetics, thermodynamics, solution chemistry, acid-base theory, and nuclear chemistry. (associate degree-level course) Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (E)
  
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    CHEM 1212L - Chemistry Lab II


    Prerequisite: CHEM 1211 , CHEM 1211L ;
    Corequisite: CHEM 1212  
    Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in CHEM 1212 . The laboratory exercises for this course include equilibrium theory, kinetics, thermodynamics, solution chemistry, acid-base theory, and nuclear chemistry.  (associate degree-level course) Contact hours: Class - 0, Lab - 3. Credit hours: 1 (E)
  
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    CHEM 2211 - Organic Chemistry I


    Prerequisite: CHEM 1212 , CHEM 1212L ;
    Corequisite: CHEM 2211L  
    This course is the first of a two-semester sequence on the organic chemistry of alkanes, alkenes and their substitution products, reactions, nomenclature, functional groups and electron structure. (associate degree-level course) Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (F, Sp)
  
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    CHEM 2211L - Organic Chemistry Lab I


    Prerequisite: CHEM 1212 , CHEM 1212L ;
    Corequisite: CHEM 2211  
    In this laboratory course, students perform experiments to illustrate the reactions, principles and techniques presented in Organic Chemistry I. Students gain experience in synthesis and techniques relating to isolation, purification and identification of organic compounds.(associate degree-level course)  Contact hours: Class - 0, Lab - 3. Credit hours: 1 (F, Sp)
  
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    CHEM 2212 - Organic Chemistry II


    Prerequisite: CHEM 2211 , CHEM 2211L ;
    Corequisite: CHEM 2212L  
    This course is a continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics include spectroscopy, aromatic compounds and a survey of carbonyl compounds and their reactions. Instructors emphasize bioorganic compounds as they relate to biological structure and function. (associate degree-level course) Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (Sp, Su)
  
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    CHEM 2212L - Organic Chemistry II Lab


    Prerequisite: CHEM 2211 , CHEM 2211L ;
    Corequisite: CHEM 2212  
    In this laboratory course, students perform experiments to illustrate the reactions, principles and techniques presented in Organic Chemistry II. Students gain additional experience in instrumentation, synthesis and techniques relating to isolation and purification. They also expand their capabilities relating to the identification of organic compounds.  (associate degree-level course)  Contact hours: Class - 0, Lab - 3. Credit hours: 1 (Sp, Su)
  
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    CHEM 2300 - Quantitative Analysis


    Prerequisite: BSCI 1111 , CHEM 1211 /CHEM 1211L , CHEM 1212 /CHEM 1212L ;
    Corequisite: CHEM 2300L  
    This course covers quantitative analytical applications and examines the theories underlying ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, atomic spectroscopy, gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography.  (associate degree-level course)

      Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (F)

  
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    CHEM 2300L - Quantitative Analysis Lab


    Prerequisite: BSCI 1111 , CHEM 1211 /CHEM 1211L , CHEM 1212 /CHEM 1212L ;
    Corequisite: CHEM 2300  
    This course begins to develop expertise in techniques involving the operation of many common laboratory instruments. Samples will be analyzed using instrumental methods including UV/Vis and FT/IR spectroscopy, HPLC, GC/MS, and GC/FID. (associate degree-level course) Contact hours: Class - 0, Lab - 6. Credit hours: 2 (F)

Commercial Construction Management

  
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    CCMN 1000 - Introduction to Construction and Development


    Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
    This course is a study of the commercial construction process, terminology, participant roles, and phases. Topics include: project types, project stages, construction documents, marketing, contract procurement, estimating, bonding, scheduling, mobilization, materials, methods, change orders, claims, safety, organizational management, computers in construction, communication, contract types, liability and loss control. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab -2. Credit hours: 2 (E)
  
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    CCMN 1020 - Building Technologies and Methods


    Corequisite: ENGL 1101  
    This course is a study of the materials and technologies utilized in commercial construction. Topics include: site-work, foundations, building structure, interior and exterior finishes, roofing, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and conveying systems. An overview of materials testing is also presented. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 4 (F)
  
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    CCMN 1030 - Construction Graphics


    Corequisite: ENGL 1101  and MATH 1111  or MATH 1113  or MATH 1131  
    This course provides the skills to read and interpret commercial construction graphical documents. Topics include: dimensioning practices, layout, abbreviations, symbol usage, line types, computer aided design, and principles of drawing. An overview of project specifications is included. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab -2. Credit hours: 3 (F, Sp)
  
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    CCMN 1040 - Construction Safety


    Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
    This course covers commercial construction safety and loss prevention. Topics include: safety plan management, emergency planning, project security, sources of safety information and supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), fire prevention, hazardous communications, material safety data sheets (MSDS), fall protection, electrical hazards, ladders, scaffolds, stairways, confined spaces, excavations, training techniques, accident reporting, materials handling and storage, cranes, mechanized equipment, steel erection, and concrete construction. Training for the OSHA 30-hour credential is included in this course. Contact hours: Class - 4, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 4 (Sp)
  
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    CCMN 1050 - Commercial Building Code


    This course provides a study of the commercial building code. Topics include: inspector/contractor communications, code administration, occupancy classifications, building limitations, construction types, fire resistance, means of egress, structural loading, and construction materials. Contact hours: Class-2. Credit hours: 2
  
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    CCMN 1060 - Construction Estimating I


    Prerequisite: CCMN 1030  and MATH 1111  
    This course provides the skills required to develop a material quantity estimate from commercial construction drawings and specifications. Completion of a quantity survey project is required. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 4 (Sp)
  
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    CCMN 1070 - Construction Estimating II


    Prerequisite: CCMN 1060 
    This course continues the study of the estimating process emphasizing pricing the general contractor’s work including: estimating procedures, development of direct and indirect unit costs, evaluation of subcontractor’s bids, bidding strategy, and bid opening. The completion of an estimate, bid submission, and development of a schedule of values are required. Also included is an introduction to conceptual estimating. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 4 (F)
  
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    CCMN 2010 - Construction Law


    Prerequisite: CCMN 1000  and ENGL 1101  or ENGL 1102  
    This course is a study of the legal aspects of commercial construction contracting. Topics include: contracts, drug testing, sexual harassment, labor management relations, discrimination, worker compensation, bonding, claims, arbitration, mediation, business types, minority business enterprises, hiring and firing practices. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (F, Su)
  
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    CCMN 2020 - Construction Scheduling


    Prerequisite: CCMN 1000 , and CCMN 1030  
    Corequisite: CCMN 1020  
    This course is a study of commercial construction scheduling and cost controls. Topics include network diagrams, time-scaled design, Gantt charts and computerized scheduling. Students will complete projects utilizing the critical path method in both manual and computerized formats. Contact hours: Class - 4, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 4 (F)
  
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    CCMN 2030 - Construction Accounting and Financial Management


    Prerequisite: CCMN 1060  and MATH 1111  
    This course provides a study of financial management and accounting theory with specific application to the commercial construction industry. Topics include accounting data, financial statements, cost control, taxation, ratio analysis, the time value of money, budgeting, cash flow, financing, and receivables. Contact hours: Class - 4, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 4 (Sp)
  
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    CCMN 2040 - Construction Project Management


    Prerequisite: CCMN 1060  orCCMN 1070  ; CCMN 2010  ,CCMN 2020  , SPCH 1101  
    This course is a study of delivery methods, contract documents, supervision, working with owners and design professionals, control of cash flow, procurement, management of subcontractors, job records, contract changes, and payment procedures. Contact hours: Class - 4, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 4 (Sp)
  
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    CCMN 2080 - Sustainable Design and Construction


    This course introduces students to the theory and application of sustainability concepts in design and construction. The course includes an overview of green building programs and certifications, with a focus on managing LEED implementation through construction. The course reviews the principles required in preparation for the LEED Green Associate examination (the exam is not included in the course). Contact hours: Class-2, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 4
  
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    CCMN 2500 - Commercial Construction Management Internship-Practicum


    Prerequisite:  CCMN 1040  ,CCMN 1060  or CCMN 1070  , and CCMN 2020  students must be 18 years old
    This course provides the student an opportunity to gain real-world experience by working with a local AEC industry service provider. The minimum required Internship hours are 30 hours per week for 8 weeks or 15 hours per week for 16 weeks. Total of 240 hours minimum for the entire semester.  Contact hours: Class - 0, Lab - 9. Credit hours: 3 (Sp, Su)

Communications

  
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    COMM 1100 - Human Communication


    Prerequisite: ENGL 1101  
    Introduction to the fundamental components of the human communication process. The course provides a basic history of the communication discipline from ancient rhetorical roots through modern social sciences. The course emphasizes selected methods and practices in dyadic, small group, and oral presentational settings. Course content also covers communication models, as well as a survey of a variety of human communication modes and methods, including verbal, nonverbal, small group, interpersonal, mass, organizational, public, and intercultural communication. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (E)

Computer Information Systems

  
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    CIST 1001 - Computer Concepts


    Prerequisite: Diploma level proficiency in English and reading
    Provides an overview of information systems, computers and technology. Topics include: Information Systems and Technology Terminology, Computer History, Data Representation, Data Storage Concepts, Fundamentals of Information Processing, Fundamentals of Information Security, Information Technology Ethics, Fundamentals of Hardware Operation, Fundamentals of Networking, Fundamentals of the Internet, Fundamentals of Software Design Concepts, Fundamentals of Software, (System and Application), System Development Methodology, Computer Number Systems conversion (Binary and Hexadecimal), Mobile computing. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab -4. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    CIST 1102 - Keyboarding


    Prerequisite: none
    Introduces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques. Topics include learning the alphabetic keyboard, the numeric keyboard and keypad, building speed and accuracy, and proofreading. Students attain a minimum of 20 GWAM (gross words a minute). Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 3 (E)
  
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    CIST 1122 - Hardware Installation and Maintenance


    Prerequisite: none
    This course serves to provide students with the knowledge of the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security along with the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components with an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining computers. Students will develop the skills to identify the basic functionality of the operating system, perform basic troubleshooting techniques, utilize proper safety procedures, and effectively interact with customers and peers. This course is designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 5. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    CIST 1130 - Operating Systems Concepts


    Prerequisite: CIST 1001 
    Provides an overview of modern operating systems and their use in home and small business environments. Activities will utilize the graphical user interface (GUI) and command line environment (CLI This will include operating system fundamentals; installing, configuring, and upgrading operating systems; managing storage, file systems, hardware and system resources; troubleshooting, diagnostics, and maintenance of operating systems; and networking. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 3 (E)
  
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    CIST 1200 - Database Management


    Prerequisite: CIST 1001 
    Provides an overview of the skills and knowledge of database application systems which are used in business government and industry. Topics include: history, database terminology and concepts, database system logical organization, data manipulation, database design concepts, models, normalization, Entity Relationship diagramming, physical database, networking and databases, and database security. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    CIST 1220 - Structured Query Language (SQL)


    Prerequisite: CIST 1001  
    Includes basic database design concepts and solving database retrieval and modification problems using the SQL language. Topics include: database Vocabulary, Relational Database Design, Date retrieval using SQL, Data Modification using SQL, Developing and Using SQL Procedures.  Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 5. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    CIST 1305 - Program Design and Development


    Prerequisite: Diploma level proficiency in English, reading and math
    An introductory course that provides problem solving and programming concepts for those that develop user applications. An emphasis is placed on developing logic, troubleshooting, and using tools to develop solutions. Topics include: problem solving and programming concepts, structured programming, the four logic structures, file processing concepts, and arrays. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 3 (E)
  
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    CIST 1306 - Programming Foundations - Swift


    Learn key computing concepts, building a solid foundation in programming with Swift. Learn about the impact of computing and apps on society, economies, and cultures while exploring iOS app development, including the app design process: brainstorming, planning, prototyping, and evaluating an app design of their own. Contact hours: Class-2, Lab - 1. Credit hours: 3
  
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    CIST 1401 - Computer Networking Fundamentals


    Prerequisite: CIST 1001 
    Introduces networking technologies and prepares students to take the CompTIA’s broad-based, vendor independent networking certification exam, Network +. This course covers a wide range of material about networking, including local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems, and implementing the installation of networks. It reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of the LAN and WAN technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: basic knowledge of networking technology, network media and topologies, network devices, network management, network tools and network security. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    CIST 1510 - Web Development I


    Prerequisite: Diploma level proficiency in English, reading and math
    Explores the concepts of Hypertext Markup Language, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), XML, and HTML following the current standards (HTML5) set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for developing inter-linking web pages that include graphical elements, hyperlinks, tables, forms, and image maps. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 3 (E)
  
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    CIST 1520 - Scripting Technologies


    Prerequisite: CIST 1305 , CIST 1510  
    Students learn how to use the features and structure of a client side scripting language, explore the features on server side scripting and develop professional web applications that include special effects, interactive, dynamic, validated, and secure forms. 

      Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 3 (E)

  
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    CIST 1530 - Web Graphics I


    Prerequisite: CIST 1001 
    Students will explore how to use industry standard or open source graphics software programs to create Web ready images and Web pages. Topics include advanced image correction techniques and adjustments, typography and interpolation as well as conditional scripting statements and arrays. The course includes a final project that allows students to develop a Web page/site using the chosen software. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 3 (E)
  
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    CIST 1550 - Web Vector Graphics


    Prerequisite: CIST 1001  
    A study and use of vector graphics for production. Skill development in the use of the tools and transformation options of Adobe Illustrator to create complex vector illustrations for print and web-based media. Mastery in manipulations of both text and graphics and the correct use and management of different color modes. Course includes a final project that allows students to develop a web page/site using the chosen software. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 3. Credit hours: 3 (Sp, F)
  
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    CIST 1560 - Web Graphics for Print


    Prerequisite: CIST 1001  
    A study and application of design with multiple layouts in a single document, exporting PDF’s, linking between documents and alternate layouts, and moving page elements between layouts for production. Skill development in the use of the tools and transformation options of Adobe InDesign to create complex layouts for print and web-based media. Mastery in manipulation of both text and graphics and the correct use and management of different color modes. Course includes a final project that allows students to develop a web page/site using the chosen software. Contact hours: Class - 1, Lab - 3. Credit hours: 3 (Sp, F)
  
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    CIST 1601 - Information Security Fundamentals


    Prerequisite: CIST 1001  
    This course provides a broad overview of information security. It covers terminology, history, security systems development and implementation. Student will also cover the legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 3 (E)
  
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    CIST 1602 - Security Policies and Procedures


    Prerequisite: CIST 1001  
    This course provides knowledge and experience to develop and maintain security policies and procedures. Students will explore the legal and ethical issues in information security and the various security layers: physical security, personnel security, operating systems, network, software, communication and database security. Students will develop an Information Security Policy and an Acceptable Use Policy. Contact hours: Class - 3, Lab - 0. Credit hours: 3 (E)
  
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    CIST 2301 - Application Development in Swift I


    Prerequisite: CIST 1306  
    Build fundamental iOS app development skills with Swift. Master the core concepts and practices that professional programmers use daily and build a basic fluency in Xcode source and UI editors. Create iOS apps that
    adhere to standard practices, including the use of stock UI elements, layout techniques, and common navigation interfaces. Explore app design by brainstorming, planning, prototyping, and evaluating an application. Contact hours: Class-2, Lab - 2. Credit hours: 4
  
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    CIST 2302 - Application Development in Swift II


    Prerequisite: CIST 2301  
    Expand on the knowledge and skills they developed in Develop in Swift Fundamentals by extending work in iOS app development, creating more complex and capable apps. Work with data from a server and explore new iOS APIs that allow for much richer app experiencesincluding displaying large collections of data in multiple formats. Build an app in Xcode from the ground up with step-by-step instructions. Contact hours: Class-2, Lab - 2 Credit hours: 4
  
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    CIST 2351 - PHP Programming I


    Prerequisite: CIST 1305 , CIST 1510 , CIST 1520  
    An introductory PHP programming course that teaches students how to create dynamic websites. Topics include: PHP and basic web programming concepts, installing PHP, embedding PHP in HTML, variables and constants, operators, forms, conditional statements, looping, arrays, and text files. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 5. Credit hours: 4 (Sp, F)
  
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    CIST 2361 - C++ Programming I


    Prerequisite: CIST 1305  
    Provides opportunity to gain a working knowledge of C++ programming. Includes creating, editing, executing, and debugging C++ programs of moderate difficulty. Topics include: basic C++ concepts, simple I/O and expressions, I/O and control statements, arrays, pointers, structures, managing data and developing programs.  Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 5. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    CIST 2362 - C++ Programming II


    Prerequisite: CIST 2361  
    Develops skills for the programmer to write programs using the language of C++. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the added features of C++, which will be added to the skills mastered in Introduction to C++ Programming. Topics include: objects, classes, inheritance, overloading, polymorphism, streams, containers, and exceptions.  Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 5. Credit hours: 4 (F, Sp)
  
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    CIST 2371 - Java Programming I


    Prerequisite: CIST 1305  
    This course is designed to teach the basic concepts and methods of objected-oriented design and Java programming. Use practical problems to illustrate Java application building techniques and concepts. Develop an understanding of Java vocabulary. Create an understanding of where Java fits in the application development landscape. Create an understanding of the Java Development Kit and how to develop, debug, and run Java applications using the JDK. Continue to develop student’s programming logic skills. Topics include: JAVA Language History, JAVA Variable Definitions, JAVA Control Structures, JAVA Methods, JAVA Classes, JAVA Objects, and JAVA Graphics.  Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 5. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    CIST 2372 - Java Programming II


    Prerequisite: CIST 2371 
    This course is an intermediate course in Java Programming. It is assumed that the student knows the Java syntax as well as basic object oriented concepts. The student will use classes and objects provided by the core Java API. They will use these classes to accomplish tasks such as Database access, File access, exception handling, running threads, using sockets to talk across a network, and remotely calling methods using RMI techniques. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 5. Credit hours: 4 (F, Sp)
  
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    CIST 2373 - Java Programming III


    Prerequisite: CIST 2372 
    This course is a course in building Web Applications using Java Enterprise Edition (JEE). It is assumed that the student knows Java Standard Edition as the concepts and techniques build on that foundation. The student will install Web, Application and Database servers. The student will learn to build Web Applications using JEE technologies, such as Servlets, Java Server Pages and Enterprise JavaBeans. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 5. Credit hours: 4 (F, Sp)
  
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    CIST 2381 - Mobile Application Development


    Prerequisite: CIST 1305  
    This course explores mobile guidelines, standards, and techniques. This course includes design and development techniques for multiple mobile devices, platforms, and operating systems. Students will develop mobile applications using state of practice development tools, languages and devices. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (F, Sp)
  
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    CIST 2411 - Microsoft Client


    Corequisite: CIST 1401 
    Provides the ability to implement, administrator, and troubleshoot Windows Professional Client as a desktop operating system in any network environment. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    CIST 2412 - Microsoft Server Directory Services


    Prerequisite: CIST 2411 
    Provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, manage, support and administer a Microsoft Directory Services. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    CIST 2413 - Microsoft Server Infrastructure


    Prerequisite: CIST 2412 
    Provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, manage, support and administer a Microsoft Network Infrastructure. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    CIST 2414 - Microsoft Server Administrator


    Prerequisite: CIST 2412 
    Provides students with advanced knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, manage, support and administer Windows Server Services. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (E)
  
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    CIST 2431 - UNIX/Linux Introduction


    Corequisite: CIST 1401 
    This course introduces the UNIX/Linux operating system skills necessary to perform entry-level user functions. Topics include: history of UNIX/Linux, login and logout, the user environment, user password change, the file system, hierarchy tree, editors, file system commands as they relate to navigating the file system tree, UNIX/Linux manual help pages, using the UNIX/Linux graphical desktop, and command options. In addition, the student must be able to perform directory and file displaying, creation, deletion, redirection, copying, moving, linking files, wildcards, determining present working directory and changing directory locations. Contact hours: Class - 2, Lab - 4. Credit hours: 4 (E)
 

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