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Course Descriptions

ACCOUNTING

ACC1111 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING (3 hrs)
This is a course designed for the student who seeks a basic working knowledge of accounting. The basic accounting principles are learned and applied. The course covers a smaller amount of material at a somewhat slower pace in comparison to Principles of Accounting I and is recommended for the student with no previous accounting background.

ACC1120 - PAYROLL ACCOUNTING (2 hrs)
Payroll accounting will provide practice in all payroll operations both manually and through the use of computerized payroll software. The course will cover topics including the preparation of employee earnings records, payroll registers, and federal and state reports. A basic payroll accounting system will be used to introduce calculations and recording of earnings and taxes. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of accounting with minimum grade of C in ACC1111 Fundamentals of Accounting or equivalent.

ACC1130 - ACCOUNTING WITH COMPUTERS (3 hrs)
The student will transact and complete accounting procedures for a sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation using computerized accounting software. Students will review software features for various types of businesses. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ACC1111 Fundamentals of Accounting or equivalent.

ACC1150 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I (3 hrs)
This is a study of the basic concepts of accounting and their application in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ACC1111 Fundamentals of Accounting or equivalent.

ACC1155 - FINANCIAL FRAUD EXAMINATION (3 hrs)
Demand for fraud examiners has increased in recent years due to the increased requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the increase in financial fraud. The information learned in this class will enable the student to understand and detect financial fraud and develop methods to detect or prevent its future occurrence. Prerequisites: Completion of ACC1111 Fundamentals of Accounting or ACC1150 Principles of Accounting I with a C or better and student must have a completed criminal background check on file.

ACC1160 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II (3 hrs)
This course is a continuation of ACC1150 Principles of Accounting I. It is a study of corporations which includes organization and operations; stockholders' equity, earnings and dividends; long term assets and liabilities, investments, income tax and their effect on business decisions; and assessing a company’s financial performance. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ACC1150 Principles of Accounting I.

ACC1165 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (3 hrs)
The study of management tools for business decision making, including the evaluation of financial condition and performance of business. Emphasis is given to the process of formulating and utilizing sound accounting data to evaluate alternatives involved in managerial decision-making necessary for planning, execution, and control of a business enterprise. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in ACC1160 Principles of Accounting II. Back to Index

AGRICULTURE

AGR1230 - AGRICULTURE ECONOMICS (3 hrs)
Agricultural economics applies the principles of economics to issues of agricultural production, natural resources, and farm development. Topics include product markets, farm production and market structure, global competition as well as international trade and government regulation.

AGR1250 - ANIMAL NUTRITION (3 hrs)
The purpose of Animal Nutrition is to familiarize students with the principles of nutrition as they pertain to farm animals and the life process. This is a basic course giving an overview of animal nutrition, nutrient requirements, and balances for farm animals.

AGR1270 - EQUINE PRODUCTION I (3 hrs)
Equine Production I will give the student opportunity to review history, breeds, careers, and all segments of the horse industry. An overview of equine anatomy and physiology, including feet and legs, and equine health will be introduced.

AGR1271 - EQUINE PRODUCTION II (3 hrs)
This class will provide an in-depth study of genetics, nutrition and feeding, reproduction, breeding as it pertains to horses. Topics will include foal growth and development, facility design, transportation, management, and welfare issues pertaining to the horse. Prerequisite: AGR1270 Equine Production I.

AGR1272 - EQUINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (3 hrs)
Students will cover topics that influence the equine industry such as legal issues, tax laws, contracts, liability, and economic forces. Operational strategies and management issues involved in business plan development for equine enterprises will be discussed.

AGR1273 - EQUINE EVALUATION (3 hrs)
The study of detailed evaluation of athletic performance and conformation as it relates to function, criteria used for evaluation and selection of breeding, race, and show animals and how heredity, conformation, training and environment effects performance. Back to Index

ALLIED HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE

ALH1655 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (3 hrs)
Medical Terminology is designed to present basic principles of medical word building. The study will develop competencies in the basic elements forming medical words, categorizing major suffixes and group prefixes. Anatomical, physiological, and pathological terms will be reviewed so that students will better understand special medical procedures. This is the introductory course in medical terminology and is intended for all who desire knowledge in this subject. Successful completion of BIO4150 Human Anatomy and Physiology recommended.

ALH1660 - MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION (3 hrs)
This course is designed to give the student a firm foundation in medical transcribing through the use of a variety of letters, memos, and reports that are typical of those encountered in the medical field. This course is also designed to enhance the learner's knowledge of medical terminology, to reinforce anatomical knowledge, and to challenge the student in the use of English language skills. Prerequisites: Typing ability and ALH1655 Medical Terminology.

ALH1676 - HEALTH CARE FINANCE (3 hrs)
This course is designed to provide students with a clear and practical knowledge of basic financial management and an overview of health care finance. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to perform basic budgeting, financial forecasting, and everyday financial management responsibilities in a health care setting.

ALH5202 - CERTIFIED MEDICATION AIDE (4 hrs)
Upon successful completion of this 75-hour course and the state examination, the student will receive certification from the state of Kansas for Medication Aide. This course will contain 50 clock theory hours and 25 clock clinical hours. The course will cover the role and responsibilities of the Medication Aide, drugs used by the system, and administration of medications. Prerequisites: Student must have a completed background check on file, must hold a Kansas Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certificate and meet or exceed minimum reading standards of eighth grade level.

ALH5203 - HOME HEALTH AIDE (1 hr)
This course is designed to provide the individual with the necessary skills and knowledge to work in a hospital-based or independent home health agency. Upon completion of this 20-hour course, the student must pass a state examination to become certified as a Home Health Aide (HHA). Prerequisites: Must hold a Kansas Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certificate and meet or exceed minimum reading standards of eighth grade level.

ALH5209 - CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (5 hrs)
A course designed to provide the individual with the basic skills, human understanding, and attitude to upgrade the services rendered for adult care facilities in the state of Kansas. Upon successful completion of this 90-hour course and the state examination, the student will receive certification from the state of Kansas. This course does not count toward an AS, AA, AGS, or AAS degree. Prerequisites:
Student must have a completed background check on file, meet, or exceed minimum reading score of 63 according to the COMPASS Reading test or ACT reading score of 18 or higher. Associate degree or higher will waive the COMPASS test.

ALH5210 - RESTORATIVE AIDE (2 hrs)
A 30-hour course designed to assist the student in enhancing the optimum potential of physical and mental function for independence in self-care and ADL's. Prerequisite: Current CNA certification.

ALH5211 - BASIC FIRST AID (P) (1 hr)
This course is designed for students who want to gain a better understanding of common medical and traumatic injuries and how to provide basic first aid.

ALH5213 - LONG TERM ADULT HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATOR (13 hrs)
The long term care administrator in training program is a practicum based curriculum of study that is individualized to the needs of each individual student. This competency and practicum based educational program in long term care is a program of instruction that meets the standards established by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). Students must report to an actual long term care facility for a minimum of 680 hours of training under the guidance of a preceptor who is a licensed long term care administrator. Students must complete a number of duties during the practicum under the guidance of the preceptor. At the conclusion of the practicum, students will write a detailed summary paper of the experience. During the program, students must take two three (3) credit hour courses. The required classes are ALH5339 Bioethics and ALH1676 Health Care Finance. Successful students will have the opportunity to seek licensure as a long term care administrator. Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

ALH5215 - EXPLORATION OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS (1 hr)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the various professions within the health care setting. Typical participants are high school students who are considering a career in the health care field, college students considering a health care profession, adults considering a career change or those interested in knowing more about health care professions. The student will develop competencies in understanding various health care professions and how each interacts to provide quality patient care and management.

ALH5218 - IV THERAPY (3 hrs)
This course prepares the licensed nurse to gain the knowledge and ability to demonstrate proper and safe activities concerning venipuncture's, peripheral IV insertion, maintenance and care, as well as IV medication use and administration. Prerequisites: The student must have their current nursing license and current negative mantoux two-step (TB) skin test: one-step for the current annual student recipient and two-step for the first time, noncurrent student recipient.

ALH5222 - KYUSHO JITSU – VITAL POINT HEALTH AND SELF DEFENSE (3 hrs)
This course is designed to teach the student about Kyusho Jitsu and the vital points of the body. Students will learn about vital point anatomy, unarmed self-defense, Tuite (joint locks) and defense against an armed aggressor. This course includes both classroom theory and application during laboratory practice. Upon completion of the course, the student will understand the location and use of vital points within the body for both self-defense and to promote health and wellness.

ALH5230 - PHARMACOLOGY (3 hrs)
This course will provide the basic pharmacology principles with an emphasis on a broad discussion of the primary medications in each of the pharmaceutical classification categories. This course is designed to meet the pharmacology needs of students enrolled in nursing programs, pre-allied health majors and would be beneficial for others in the allied health field who desire a greater understanding of pharmacological principles and agents. A medical background is recommended, but not required. Prerequisite: BIO4150 Human Anatomy and Physiology or ALH5235 Allied Health Care Provider Anatomy and Physiology.

ALH5234 - PEDIATRIC DISASTER MANAGEMENT (1 hr)
This multidisciplinary course is designed for students who wish to develop academic and practical abilities to function effectively in pediatric disasters. This course is designed primarily for certified EMS providers though other health care workers could benefit from this class. Students from other disciplines (communications and theater) will enroll in a different class that addresses their roles. A capstone simulated pediatric disaster for all students (communications, theater, and EMS) will be conducted followed by a debriefing session. Prerequisite: EMS certification is preferable though other certified/licensed allied health personnel or nurses can attend.

ALH5235 - ALLIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (4 hrs)
This course is designed to provide an overview of anatomy, physiology, and basic pathology for students who wish to know more about the human body and disease. It would be very useful for students who are currently functioning in health care or those who plan to enter the allied health workforce (e.g. medical transcription, medical coding, nursing assistant, etc.). It is not intended to replace the five credit hour anatomy and physiology course for those who intend to enter professional training in the health sciences (e.g. nursing, medicine, etc.). Completion of BIO4110 Biology Review is not required but would be helpful.

ALH5236 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (4 hrs)
This course is designed to provide an in depth study of pathophysiology for students who wish to know more about the human body and disease. It would be very useful for students who are currently functioning in health care or those who plan to enter the allied health workforce. This is an introductory course in pathophysiology; it is expected that students who enroll in the course already have an academic and working knowledge of human physiology. Prerequisite: BIO4150 Human Anatomy and Physiology or ALH5235 Allied Health Care Provider Anatomy and Physiology.

ALH5237 - PRINCIPLES OF PHLEBOTOMY (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning an overview of the principles and practice of phlebotomy. As a member of the health care delivery team, the phlebotomist generally works in a clinical laboratory under the supervision of the appropriate technologist. The phlebotomist is primarily responsible for collecting blood specimens from patients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. The course will emphasize safety, specimen collection (venipuncture and capillary puncture) and specimen processing. Students will learn the basic skills required to collect a blood specimen. This course includes both classroom and clinical portions and prepares the student for certification as a phlebotomist.

ALH5238 - PHLEBOTOMY FIELD EXPERIENCE (1 hr)
This field based course is designed to provide the necessary clinical experiences to prepare the student for certification as a phlebotomist. As a member of the health care delivery team, the phlebotomist generally works in a clinical laboratory under the supervision of the appropriate technologist. The phlebotomist is primarily responsible for collecting blood specimens from patients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. The course will emphasize safety, specimen collection (venipuncture and capillary puncture) and specimen processing. Students will demonstrate the basic skills required to collect a blood specimen. The student will demonstrate knowledge of venipuncture, collection equipment, specimen collection, and the ability to collect blood specimens by venipuncture and skin puncture. The clinical rotation consists of 120 documented hours with minimum performance of 100 combined venipuncture and skin punctures and orientation in a full service laboratory. Prerequisites: Student must have a completed background check on file and ALH5237 Principles of Phlebotomy.

ALH5240 - CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) CODING (3 hrs)
This course is designed to present basic CPT and HCPCS coding and prepare the student for the second part of this two-part course. The student will develop competencies in the basic elements of medical coding using the CPT and HCPCS manuals. Various body systems will be reviewed so that students will better understand how the coding is derived. This is the introductory course in medical coding and is intended for those entering the medical profession, whether it be as a front office employee with day to day involvement in the coding aspect, or clinical personnel who will be integral in the coding aspect as the provider or assisting the provider. Prerequisites: ALH1655 Medical Terminology strongly encouraged, basic math and writing skills. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology is helpful.

ALH5241 - REIMBURSEMENT METHODOLOGIES (PHYSICIAN) (3 hrs)
This course is designed to incorporate all concepts presented in CPT Coding into real life coding situations and to explain the process of health care reimbursement in an understandable format. This is the second of three courses in medical coding. Prerequisite: ALH5240 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding.

ALH5242 - INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASE (ICD) CODING (ICD 10) (3 hrs)
This course is designed to incorporate all concepts presented in CPT Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies into a format that follows guidelines for ‘service coding’ & ‘diagnosis coding’ in outpatient settings of clinics and hospitals. This is the final of 3 courses in Medical Coding. Prerequisites: ALH5240 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding and ALH5241 Reimbursement Methodologies (Physician).

ALH5243 - HEALTH INSURANCE AND BILLING PROCESSES (3 hrs)
This course provides an in-depth investigation of the various types of health insurance and processes utilized by practitioners to bill for health services. Students will be introduced to medical coding procedures but this course does not focus on that process. This is not open to those who have completed ALH5242 International Classification of Disease (ICD) Coding (ICD 10).

ALH5244 - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATION (3 hrs)
This course is designed to introduce students to careers in the medical office and an introduction to health information. Students will develop an understanding medical office procedures, prepare medical office documents, understand medical billing and coding practices, and learn skills to prepare for the job search. Stress is placed on confidentiality and on oral and written communication skills. Prerequisite: Word processing ability.

ALH5245 - PHARMACOLOGY CALCULATIONS (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help a student increase his/her knowledge concerning medication calculations in the clinical setting and would be very useful for anyone responsible for the administration of pharmaceutical agents. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to safely and accurately calculate the correct dosage for a wide range of medications. This course is taught by a health care professional that has clinical practice with calculating dosages and administering a wide range of medications. This course does not fulfill a math requirement at the college.

ALH5246 - ADVANCED MEDICAL LIFE SUPPORT (1 hr)
This certification course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge of advanced medical life support and would be excellent for anyone delivering patient care in the prehospital or emergent setting. The course builds on critical thinking skills to allow the prehospital provider to develop a differential diagnosis for the medical patient. Prerequisite: Certification/licensure as EMT, paramedic, RRT, RN or physician.

ALH5248 - MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION FIELD WORK EXPERIENCE I (3 hrs)
The student will apply the training received through classroom and laboratory instruction at a workplace site. The student will develop competencies to increase understanding and skills in practical business work and medical transcription while guided by the instructor and training preceptor. The student will complete at least 180 hours of practical field work at an actual business. Prerequisites: Student must have a completed background check on file, ALH1660 Medical Transcription and the student must be accepted into the medical coding certificate and/or AAS degree program.

ALH5249 – HEALTH CARE CODING PRACTICUM (3 hrs)
The student will apply the training received through classroom and laboratory instruction at a workplace site. The student will develop competencies to increase understanding and skills in practical business work and medical coding while guided by the instructor and training preceptor. The student will complete at least 180 hours of practical field work at an actual business. Prerequisites: ALH5240 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding, ALH5241 Reimbursement Methodologies (Physician), ALH5242 International Classification of Disease (ICD) Coding (ICD10) and acceptance into the medical coding certificate and/or AAS degree program.

ALH5250 - INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his or her knowledge concerning public health, the public health system, and careers in public health. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to define public health, understand and measure health, describe the public health system, describe the interaction of the government and laws with public health, describe public health preparedness and emergency response, and discuss the public health workforce.

ALH5251 - ECG INTERPRETATION (3 hrs)
The purpose of this class is to provide students with the basic principles of electrocardiography and ECG interpretation. It gives students a functional knowledge of the principals of ECG interpretation, to include localization of myocardial infarctions. If you have ever wanted to learn how to interpret ECG tracings, this class is for you.

ALH5252 - 12-LEAD ECG INTERPRETATION (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge concerning the interpretation of a 12-lead ECG. This course is useful for any medical practitioner that has some experience in utilizing 12-lead ECG’s and wants a review or wants to obtain in-depth information that can be provided by the wave forms on a 12-lead ECG. Prerequisite: Health Care provider certification/licensure or completion of ALH5251 ECG Interpretation.

ALH5253 - LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student gain an understanding of legal and ethical issues faced by health care practitioners. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to define ethics, describe contemporary legal and ethical issues in health care, and describe patient rights.

ALH5339 - BIOETHICS (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase his or her knowledge concerning the many ethical controversies encountered by those who work in the health care field. The student will be able to feel comfortable examining complex issues and making appropriate ethical decisions. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to describe ethical decision making and will analyze health care issues such as confidentiality, euthanasia, distribution of health care, and family planning issues.

ALH5658 - FIRST AID IN THE WORKPLACE (3 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to prepare people with the ability to manage medical and traumatic emergencies before EMS arrives at the scene. This class is ideal for those who always wanted to know how to help sick and injured people.

ALH5661 - NEWBORN RESUSCITATION (1 hr)
The purpose of the American Heart Association Course is to provide students with the knowledge, psychomotor ability and attitudes necessary to manage a neonatal resuscitation. Students will be able to respond to these emergencies, with an emphasis on rapid assessment and recognition, airway management, treatment knowledge, pharmacological intervention and post-resuscitation management. Typical students are respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physicians, nurses or paramedics. Prerequisite: Current AHA Health Care BCLS affirmation.

ALH5665 - HEALTH CARE CPR (1 hr)
The purpose of the Health Care CPR class is to provide students who seek a career in health care or laypersons who desire an advanced knowledge of emergency cardiac care with the knowledge, psychomotor ability, and attitude necessary to manage basic cardiac and airway emergencies.

ALH5670 - CPR INSTRUCTOR (1 hr)
The purpose of the American Heart Association’s CPR Instructor class is to provide students, who wish to teach CPR to others, an advanced knowledge of emergency cardiac care. Students will acquire the necessary knowledge, psychomotor ability, and attitude necessary to manage CPR classes in a constructive and competent fashion. Prerequisite: Current CPR affirmation.

ALH5671 - PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS) (1 hr)
The purpose of the American Heart Association PALS Course is to provide students with the knowledge, psychomotor ability, and attitudes necessary to manage a pediatric or neonatal resuscitation. Students will be able to respond to these emergencies, with an emphasis on rapid assessment and recognition, airway management, treatment knowledge, pharmacological intervention and post-resuscitation management. Typical students are respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physicians, nurses or paramedics. Prerequisite: Current American Heart Association Health Care BCLS affirmation.

ALH5672 - ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT PROVIDER (ACLS) (1 hr)
The purpose of the American Heart Association’s ACLS Provider class is to provide students with the knowledge, psychomotor ability and attitudes necessary to manage a patient in cardiac arrest using advanced life support procedures. Typical students are respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physicians, nurses or paramedics. Emphasis will be placed on rapid defibrillation, assessment, algorithm knowledge, pharmacological intervention, and post-resuscitation management. Prerequisite: Current American Heart Association BCLS affirmation.

ALH5673 - ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) INSTRUCTOR (1 hr) 
The purpose of the American Heart Association’s ACLS Instructor class is to provide students, who wish to teach ACLS to others, an increased awareness of advanced cardiac life support care. Students will acquire the necessary knowledge, psychomotor ability and attitude necessary to manage American Heart Association ACLS classes in a constructive and competent fashion. Typical students are respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physicians, nurses or paramedics. Prerequisite: Current American Heart Association CPR and ACLS affirmation.

ALH5676 - ADVANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL LIFE SUPPORT   (4 hrs)
The student will develop competencies in managing adult cardiac arrest resuscitations. Students will be able to respond to these emergencies, with an emphasis on rapid and aggressive intervention, assessment, ECG interpretation, algorithm knowledge, intravenous infusions, advanced airway maneuvers, pharmacological intervention, and post-resuscitation management. Typical participants are certified or licensed as respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses or paramedics (could be a current student in these health care areas as well). The course concludes with an American Heart Association ACLS course. Prerequisite: Current AHA Health Care BCLS affirmation and previous health care experience or concurrent enrollment in a health care program.

ALH6312 - PERSONAL HEALTH AND COMMUNITY HYGIENE (P) (3 hrs)
Designed to give the student a working knowledge of fundamental principles of healthful living as applied to the work of the individual, the school, the community, and the various levels of government in promoting health programs. Considerable emphasis is placed on mental health, stimulants and narcotics, dietary disturbances and dangers, glands of internal secretion, parenthood, and communicable diseases.

ALH6323 - FIRST AID AND CPR (P) (3 hrs)
Cause, prevention, and first aid care of life-threatening respiratory and cardiac emergencies and non-life-threatening emergencies for infant, children, and adults as outlined by the American Red Cross. An additional charge will be assessed to the student for an American Red Cross Card.

ALH6324 – BASIC FIRST AID AND CPR (P) (1 hr)
This course is designed to show the student how to deal with cardiac arrest, choking emergencies, and first aid treatment of common emergencies. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform life-saving and non-life-saving techniques on adults, children, and infants. This course satisfies the CPR and First Aid requirement for Early Childhood Education majors.

ALH6391 - ATHLETIC TRAINING PRACTICUM I (1 hr)
This course is designed to help the student increase their practical knowledge while pursuing a career in athletic training. The primary purpose in each practicum is increasing knowledge and practical applications required of athletic trainers. Students taking this course will receive hands-on experience under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). This includes working in the training room and with the college’s intercollegiate athletic teams. Prerequisite:  ALH6395 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries.

ALH6392 - ATHLETIC TRAINING PRACTICUM II (1 hr)
This course is designed to help the student increase their practical knowledge while pursuing a career in athletic training. The primary purpose in each practicum is increasing knowledge and practical applications required of athletic trainers. Students taking this course will receive hands-on experience under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). This includes working in the training room and with the college’s intercollegiate athletic teams. Prerequisites: ALH6391 Athletic Training Practicum I and ALH6395 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries.

ALH6393 - ATHLETIC TRAINING PRACTICUM III (1 hr)
This course is designed to help the student increase their practical knowledge while pursuing a career in athletic training. The primary purpose in each practicum is increasing knowledge and practical applications required of athletic trainers. Students taking this course will receive hands-on experience under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). This includes working in the training room and with the college’s intercollegiate athletic teams. Prerequisites: ALH6392 Athletic Training Practicum II and ALH6395 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries.

ALH6394 - ATHLETIC TRAINING PRACTICUM IV (1 hr)
This course is designed to help the student increase their practical knowledge while pursuing a career in athletic training. The primary purpose in each practicum is increasing knowledge and practical applications required of athletic trainers. Students taking this course will receive hands-on experience under the direct supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). This includes working in the training room and with the college’s intercollegiate athletic teams. Prerequisites: ALH6393 Athletic Training Practicum III and ALH6395 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries.

ALH6395 - CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETICS INJURIES (3 hrs)
This course is designed for students in athletic training, personal training, coaching, or physical education. The course will discuss and identify risk factors associated with participation in competitive and recreational athletics. Emphasis will be placed in prevention, first aid, treatment and care of injuries. Furthermore, the inclusion of the athletic training profession in the allied health care field will be analyzed.

ALH6396 - INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE (3 hrs)
This is a basic course in exercise science, training theory and cardiovascular development. It will provide the knowledge and inspire the understanding of exercise physiology necessary to organize and teach safe, effective physical education, physical fitness, and athletic programs.

ALH6397 - SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY (3 hrs)
This course is designed for students in the athletic training, personal training, coaching, and physical education programs. Used as an introduction to the field of sport psychology and performance enhancement, this course will cover sport and exercise psychology as well as fundamental techniques utilized in the field. Furthermore, the course will help prepare the student in understanding the personal development of the athlete. Prerequisite: PSY6711 General Psychology.

ALH6398 - THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE IN REHABILITATION (3 hrs)
This course is designed for students in athletic training, personal training, coaching, or physical education. The course will discuss, identify, and provide the knowledge, skills, understanding, and appreciation of the what’s, why’s, and how’s of therapeutic exercise. Moreover, this course will provide students with the basic tools for developing therapeutic exercise and rehabilitative programs for student athletes and patients alike.

ALH6399 - AEROBIC DEVELOPMENT FOR THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM (1 hr)
This course is designed to prepare student to accurately assess their current fitness level in a variety of areas of physical fitness. Students will practice interpreting and applying the results of these assessments for the purpose of exercise prescription/programming. Each student will design a training program that increases long-term aerobic development.

HER5220 - PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION (3 hrs)
A study of the health of the individual as related to food and its assimilation in the human body. Principles of normal nutrition, food values, and adequate nutrient allowances for growth and maintenance will be examined.

HER5221 – THERAPEUTIC NUTRITION (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning the fundamentals of nutrition related to the promotion and maintenance of optimal health. Practical applications and treatments of pathologies with nutritional components are stressed. Basic scientific information is introduced to enable students to begin to understand nutritional issues reported in mass media. Upon completion of the course, the student will gain an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of good nutrition, to include: the relationship of nutrition and health; planning a healthy diet; changes in nutritional requirements across the lifespan; the effects of disease and surgery on nutrition; and appropriate uses of diet therapy in restoring and maintaining health. Back to Index

ANTHROPOLOGY / ARCHAEOLOGY

ANT6911 - CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (S) (3 hrs)
Students will explore the concept of culture as a system of ideas, behaviors, technology, and organization. The focus is on the ways in which humans produce culture in a given environment, so that students gain an understanding of the diverse ways in which humans live.

ANT6912 - INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY (3 hrs)
An introduction to the basic principles and methodology and of linguistic research as applied by anthropologists to sociocultural questions.

ANT6913 - MUSEUM PRACTICUM (3 hrs)
Students will assist in the day-to-day operations of the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum, or other local or regional museums under the guidance of the museum director. For anthropology majors with instructor approval only.

ANT6914 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (3 hrs)
Students will develop research design and implementation skills in a group or individual research project of their choosing. Projects can be in any specialty or sub-discipline of anthropology. Prerequisite: For anthropology majors who have completed at least two of the following: ANT 6911 Cultural Anthropology, ANT 6912 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology, ANT 6920 Introduction to Archaeology, ANT 6930 Introduction to Bio-Physical Anthropology.

ANT6920 - INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY (3 hrs)
This course will introduce students to the theories and methods of archaeology and to the archeological record. Students will participate in archaeological fieldwork, as opportunities allow.

ANT6930 - INTRODUCTION TO BIO-PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3 hrs)
Students will explore the theories and mechanisms of human origins and development, in order to gain an appreciation of the biological, physical, and historical unity and diversity of the human family.   Back to Index

ART

ART2110 - ACTIVE ARTIST WORKSHOP (2 hrs)
This course is a required course for all students majoring in art and design. It is an opportunity for students to explore artistic voice and better understand the way they see the world. This will be an investigation of past work, cultural, and familial influences. Through field trips, journaling, individual, and group projects, students will actively develop and manipulate their creative voice.

ART2111 - ART APPRECIATION (H) (3 hrs)
This course is designed to develop a personal appreciation of art. By combining a study of concepts and artist's works, the student should improve one's judgment and ability to understand art critically. No art background is necessary.

ART2112 - DRAWING I (2 hrs)
The basic fundamentals of drawing as applied to the realistic representation of the following shapes: cone, cylinder, cube, and sphere. A variety of media and techniques will be explored; work from still life and landscape, including a study of perspective. This course is open to all students wishing to learn the basic fundamentals of drawing and is not restricted to art majors.

ART2113 - DRAWING II (2 hrs)
Continuation of ART2112 Drawing I with strong emphasis on individual creative expression; work with a wide variety of media. Prerequisite: ART2112 Drawing I.

ART2115 - LEADED STAINED GLASS (1 hr)
This course covers the basic cutting techniques, leading window hangings, tiffany method, sound color design, and composition used to make stained glass works.

ART2120 - PAINTING I (2 hrs)
Introduction to painting with oil, plastic, or watercolor mediums; work with still life, landscape, and abstract; emphasis on design, composition, and techniques of handling the medium chosen. This course is open to all students wishing to learn the basic techniques of painting and is not restricted to art majors.

ART2121 - PAINTING II (2 hrs)
Continuation of ART2120 Painting I with exposure to recent trends in modern art, with emphasis placed on individual's choice of direction to pursue a figurative or non-figurative direction. Prerequisite: ART2120 Painting I or ART2124 Foundation Painting I.

ART2124 - FOUNDATION PAINTING I (3 hrs)
A foundation course serving as an introduction and exploration in the basic principles, materials, and skills of oil painting. This course synthesizes studies in observation, proportion, sighting perspective, value, color, and composition. The course is required for art and graphic design majors.

ART2125 - FOUNDATION PAINTING II (3 hrs)
A foundation course building on techniques of ART2124 Foundation Painting I by implementing the media of watercolor and acrylic. This course synthesizes studies in observation, proportion, sighting perspective, value, color, and composition. The course is required for art and graphic design majors. Prerequisite: ART2124 Foundation Painting I.

ART2126 - FOUNDATION DRAWING I (3 hrs)
An introduction and exploration in the basic principles, materials, and skills of freehand drawing. This course synthesizes studies in observation, proportion, sighting perspective, value, color, and composition. The course is required for art and graphic design majors.

ART2127 - FOUNDATION DRAWING II (3 hrs)
A continuing exploration in the basic principles, materials, and skills of freehand drawing. This course synthesizes studies in observation, proportion, sighting perspective, value, color, and composition. The course is required for art majors. Prerequisite: ART2126 Foundation Drawing I.

ART2130 - FOUNDATION DESIGN I (3 hrs)
This foundation studio course will provide a solid background in compositional principles and design vocabulary as they apply to two-dimensional problems. The course will focus on the development of research skills, technical applications, execution skills, perceptual understandings, conceptual ideation, plus visual and verbal communication and presentation skills. Studio activities will be developmental and sequential in nature to foster creative thinking and problem solving skills. This course is required of all art and graphic design majors.

ART2135 - FOUNDATION DESIGN II (3 hrs)
This foundation studio course will provide a solid background in compositional principles and design vocabulary as they apply to three-dimensional problems. The course will focus on the development of research skills, technical applications, execution skills, perceptual understandings, conceptual ideation, plus visual and verbal communication and presentation skills. Studio activities will be developmental and sequential in nature to foster creative thinking and problem solving skills. The course is required of all art and graphic design majors. Prerequisite: ART2130 Foundation Design I.

ART2140 - TEXTILE AND FIBERS (2 hrs)
This is a basic course in textile and fibers, which includes familiarization with tools and methods of weaving and macramé, and a study of fibers, textiles and dyeing. This course is not restricted to art majors.

ART2141 - ART HISTORY I (H) (3 hrs)
An in-depth study of the outline and historical significance of world art from Prehistoric times up to the Renaissance in chronological order.

ART2142 - ART HISTORY II (H) (3 hrs)
An in-depth study of the outline and historical significance of world art from the Renaissance to the 21st century in chronological order.

ART2145 - SCULPTURE I (3 hrs)
This is an introductory studio course introducing basic sculptural processes, materials, tools, and equipment. This course focuses on developing the skills and aesthetics relating to the different materials and processes used in creating sculpture. Studio safety will be emphasized. Processes will include additive/modeling, constructive, subtractive/carving, and replacement/casting. This course is open to all students and not restricted to art majors.

ART2146 - CERAMICS I (3 hrs)
This is an introductory studio course introducing basic ceramic processes, materials, tools, and equipment. This course focuses on developing the skills and aesthetics relating to the different materials and processes used in creating ceramic pieces. Students will be introduced to handmade and wheel-thrown pottery techniques, glazing, and other methods of surface enrichment, stacking the kiln, and firing procedures. This course is open to all students and not restricted to art majors.

ART2147 - SCULPTURE II (3 hrs)
This is a studio course designed for students who wish to further explore and gain proficiency in sculpture design, methods, and techniques. This course focuses on further development of the skills and aesthetics relating to the different materials and processes used in creating sculpture. Prerequisite: ART2145 Sculpture I.

ART2148 - CERAMICS II (3 hrs)
This is a studio course designed for students who wish to further explore and gain proficiency in ceramic design, methods, and techniques. This course focuses on further development of the skills and aesthetics relating to the different materials and processes used in creating ceramic pieces. Prerequisite:  ART2146 Ceramics I.

ART2150 - ELEMENTARY ART METHODS (3 hrs)
This course is for those who plan to go into elementary education. It is a studio course with a hands-on approach designed so that anyone desiring to be a teacher (K-8) can design, implement, and evaluate arts experiences that are developmentally appropriate, meaningful and challenging for all students, that lead to positive learning outcomes and that develop positive attitudes toward artistic explorations and expressions. This course is designed for education majors but is open to all students who wish to learn more about working with art and young children. Prerequisite: Student must have completed or is concurrently enrolled in EDU6211 Introduction to Teaching.

ART2160 - PROBLEMS IN ART (2 hrs)
Individual instruction in area or media of student's choosing. This course should be used for additional study in an area after all available courses in the area have been completed. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

ART2170 - ART EXPLORATION: HANDMADE GREETING CARDS (1 hr)
This course is designed to present techniques and experiences in the hand making of paper and designing of greeting cards. Employing a variety of practices, and procedures, this course will focus on different media and techniques such as tissue paper collages, mixed media, and found art to construct unique greeting cards. The course is intended for non-art majors and community members at large, however art majors may benefit from the course.

ART2171 - ART EXPLORATION: PLEIN AIR PAINTING (1 hr)
This course is designed to present techniques and experiences in plein art painting (painting landscape on location). Employing a variety of practices, and procedures, this course will focus on different paint media and techniques used in painting out of doors. The course is intended for non-art majors and community members at large, however art majors may benefit from the course.

ART2172 - ART EXPLORATION: PORTRAIT SCULPTURE IN CLAY (1 hr)
This course is designed to present techniques and experiences in making human portrait sculptures out of clay. Employing a variety of practices, and procedures, this course will focus on the human facial structure and proportions as well as construction methods. The course is intended for non-art majors and community members at large, however art majors may benefit from the course.

ART2173 - ART EXPLORATION: WATERCOLOR PAINTING (1 hr)
This course is designed to present techniques and experiences in watercolor painting. Employing a variety of practices and procedures, this course will focus on watercolor media and techniques. The course is intended for non-art majors and community members at large, however art majors may benefit from the course.

ART2174 - ART EXPLORATION: PRINTMAKING (1 hr)
This course is designed to present techniques and experiences in printmaking. Employing a variety of practices, and procedures, this course will focus on different media and techniques employed in relief, lithographic, and various transfer type printing. The course is intended for non-art majors and community members at large, however art majors may benefit from the course.

ART2175 - ART EXPLORATION: RAKU POTTERY (1 hr)
This course is designed to present the basic techniques used in making hand built pottery and introduces the Raku method of firing. This course will focus on hand built construction methods, pottery function and design, glazing techniques, and the Raku firing process. This course is intended for non-art majors and community members at large, however art majors may benefit from the course.

ART2176 - ART EXPLORATION: JEWELRY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (1 hr)
This course is designed to present the basic techniques used in making handmade jewelry. This course will focus on functional design and construction methods, including basic metalsmithing; forging, soldering, and construction, used in the jewelry making process. The course is intended for non-art majors and community members at large, however art majors may benefit from the course.

ART2177 – ART EXPLORATION: LEARNING TO THROW ON THE POTTER’S WHEEL (1 hr)
This course is designed to present basic techniques and allow the student to gain experiences in making ceramic pottery forms using the potter’s wheel. The course is intended for non-art majors and community members at large however art majors who have not used the potter’s wheel or wish additional experience may benefit from the course. Back to Index

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY

AMS3117 - ELECTRICAL I (3 hrs)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to diagnose, service, and repair automotive electrical/electronic systems, including the diagnosis, service, and repair of the general electrical system, battery, the starting, charging, and lighting systems, gages, warning devices and driver information systems, horn and wiper/washer as well as other electrical/electronic accessories.

AMS3118 - ELECTRICAL II (6 hrs)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosis and repair of electrical/electronic systems. Topics presented throughout the course cover complex vehicle multiplexing systems, battery, starting, charging, and lighting systems, as well as driver information systems. Prerequisite: Student must have enrolled and successfully passed AMS3117 Electrical I or equivalent, or instructor approval.

AMS3127 - AUTOMOTIVE HYBRID AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL TECHNOLOGIES (3 hrs)
This class is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the dynamics involved in hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles as well as requiring basic competencies in the skills and knowledge necessary to diagnose and repair alternative fuel technology vehicles. Prerequisite: A passing grade in AMS3117 Electrical I and AMS3118 Electrical II, or passed the equivalent ASE Certification Exam in electrical and electronic systems.

AMS3128 – ENGINE PERFORMANCE I (3 hrs)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze engine mechanical integrity, analyze fuel system concerns, analyze ignition system concerns, analyze induction system concerns, and analyze exhaust system concerns. Next the students will begin the process of diagnosing and repairing the effected system.

AMS3129 – ENGINE PERFORMANCE II (6 hrs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to service fuel system concerns, repair fuel system concerns, service and repair ignition system concerns, service and repair induction systems, service and repair exhaust system concerns. Prerequisite: Students must have enrolled and successfully passed AMS3128 Engine Performance I or equivalent, or instructor approval.

AMS3136 – SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS (5 hrs)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of suspension and steering systems. Topics presented throughout the course cover; steering systems, suspension systems, wheels, tires, and alignment concerns.

AMS3137 - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS (5 hrs)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosis and repair of the automatic transmission and transaxle systems. Topics presented throughout the course cover diagnoses, removal, repair, and installation of automatic transmissions and transaxles, both on and off the vehicle, including the disassembly of oil pumps, converters, gear trains, shafts, bushings, cases, and friction and reaction units.

AMS3148 - MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS (4 hrs)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of manual transmission and transaxle systems. Topics presented throughout the course cover diagnoses, removal, repair, and installation of manual transmissions and transaxles.

AMS3149 - BRAKES I (3 hrs)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of braking systems. Topics presented throughout the course cover hydraulic systems, drum and disc brakes, power brakes, miscellaneous and related braking systems such as wheel bearings, parking brakes, electrical, etc., and anti-lock brake systems.

AMS3150 – BRAKES II (1 hr)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of anti-lock braking systems. Topics presented throughout the course cover how anti-lock brake systems affect hydraulic systems, drum and disc brakes, power brakes, and emergency stopping. Prerequisite: Student must have enrolled and successfully passed AMS3149 Brakes I or equivalent, or instructor approval.

AMS3156 – AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE REPAIR (5 hrs)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of automotive engine assemblies, as well as general automotive engine systems, cylinder head and valve train systems, engine block assembly, and lubrication and cooling systems.

AMS3182 – HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING (4 hrs)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of heating and air conditioning systems. Topics presented throughout the course cover all related refrigerant system components, heating, ventilation, and engine cooling systems. Also provides training on refrigerant recovery and handling in accordance with strict federal government guidelines. Back to Index

BIOLOGY

BIO4110 - BIOLOGY REVIEW (1 hr)
A course designed to introduce materials covered in BIO4111 Principles of Biology. The course is graded on a pass/fail scale and no letter grade will be given. It is recommended for students planning to take BIO4150 Human Anatomy and Physiology or BIO4160 Microbiology but has not had a recent life science course, or students wishing to prepare for BIO4111 Principles of Biology.

BIO4111 - PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY (N) (5 hrs)
An introduction to biological concepts included in the General Education Biology Core Competencies. This includes understanding the nature of science, levels of organization, bioenergetics, reproduction, and inheritance, and the mechanisms of change. Laboratory stresses the process of scientific investigation and observation of biological processes.

BIO4118 - ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY (N) (3 hrs)
Topics include the relationship of the human species to the environment. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the basic and ecological principles and the ecological crises confronting the human species. Survey studies of bodily, aquatic, and terrestrial ecosystems are included. Aspects of health ecology also are covered in the course.

BIO4125 - GENERAL BIOLOGY I (N) (5 hrs)
A study of the fundamental concepts in cellular and molecular biology, that lead to further studies in the diversity of life. Emphasis in lab is placed on the biological functions that define life, including basic biochemistry, cell and membrane functions, bioenergetics, reproduction and genetics, and phylogeny and evolution. Prerequisite: Advanced high school Biology class, BIO4111 Principles of Biology, or a science ACT score of 21.

BIO4135 - GENERAL BIOLOGY II (N) (5 hrs)
A study of the fundamental concepts of biology as they apply to levels of organization, from the bacteria through the vertebrates, and ecosystems. Lecture emphasis is on the organization, physiology, and diversity of life as studied through the kingdoms. Laboratory work emphasizes the structural comparison of major kingdoms and phyla. Prerequisite: Advanced high school Biology class, BIO4111 Principles of Biology, or a science ACT score of 21.

BIO4136 - INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN HEREDITY (3 hrs)
A study of the basic concepts related to genetics as they apply to humans. Emphasis is placed on general principles of inheritance, inheritance of human traits and disorders, and modern genetic technologies. Ethical issues associated with genetics are considered as part of each unit. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a life science class within the last 5 years.

BIO4148 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (N) (4 hrs)
This course represents the first of an eight (8) credit hour Anatomy and Physiology course and is designed to provide students with a thorough study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The student is expected to enroll in the second half of the course (BIO4149) during the same academic year, and both courses (BIO4148 and BIO4149) must be taken to be equivalent to BIO4150 Human Anatomy and Physiology. Lecture and lab studies will include: organization of the body; cells; tissues; membranes and glands; skeletal; muscular; nervous; sensory and endocrine systems. Prerequisite: The student must complete one of the following, BIO4111 Principles of Biology, BIO4110 Biology Review, or successful completion of a life science lab class within the past five years.

BIO4149 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (N) (4 hrs)
This course represents the second of an eight (8) credit hour Anatomy and Physiology course and is designed to provide students with a thorough study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The student is expected to enroll in the first half of the course (BIO4148) during the same academic year, and both courses (BIO4148 and BIO4149) must be taken to be equivalent to BIO4150 Anatomy and Physiology.  Lecture and lab studies will include: the cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, metabolism, urinary system, electrolyte and acid-base balance and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: The student must successfully complete BIO4148, Human Anatomy and Physiology I.

BIO4150 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (N) (5 hrs)
A detailed study of the structure and function of the human body. Laboratory work includes tissue examination, basic physiological experiments, and structural identification of all organ systems. Prerequisite: The student must complete one of the following: BIO4111 Principles of Biology, BIO4110 Biology Review, or successful completion of a life science lab class within the past five years.

BIO4151 - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY ENHANCEMENT (N) (1 hr)
This course provides for an elaboration of either the anatomy or the physiology of foundation topics presented in BIO4150 Human Anatomy and Physiology. Topics can include cell structure and function, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system, immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive systems and/or urogenital system. This course is graded on a pass/fail scale and no letter grade will be given. Prerequisite: BIO4150 Human Anatomy and Physiology or an equivalent five (5) credit hour course.

BIO4160 - MICROBIOLOGY (N) (5 hrs)
An introduction to microorganism and their morphology, physiology, genetics and distribution. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of microorganisms to disease and the human immune responses. Techniques involving staining, culturing, identifying, and biochemistry are considered. Prerequisite: The student must complete one of the following: BIO4110 Biology Review, BIO4111 Principles of Biology, or successful completion of a life science lab class within the past five years and CHM4211 General Chemistry is suggested. Back to Index

BUSINESS

BUS1311 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (3 hrs)
A study of various types of business organization and the relationship of business to government and management to labor. Management's perspective of production, marketing, personnel, finance, and transportation is a constant consideration.

BUS1315 - PERSONAL FINANCE (3 hrs)
This course is designed for non-business majors as well as for business majors. It is concerned with efficient management of money as a primary requirement for a successful personal life. This course is designed to aid the individual in establishing and maintaining credit, using a budget, safeguarding and investment of savings, and arranging personal insurance.

BUS1330 - BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (3 hrs)
This course deals with the type of mathematics used in business transactions, including managerial, secretarial, and clerical positions. Among the lessons included will be work with decimals, fractions, percentages, calculations of discounts, interest, etc.

BUS1350 - BUSINESS LAW (3 hrs)
A basic introductory law course covering the legal and social environment within which business operates, including the structure, processes, and procedures of the American legal system. A substantial portion of the course is devoted to contracts.

BUS1388 - TIME MANAGEMENT (1 hr)
The purpose of this course is to help people manage their time more effectively. Time management is an attitude. Creativity and value judgment will be used to determine an effective daily schedule.

BUS1412 - INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3 hrs)
Starting a business is one of the most challenging projects a person can undertake. Introduction to Entrepreneurship will prepare students for a successful entrepreneurial venture. Students will be exposed to the issues that entrepreneurs face in the business world, as well as the lessons learned from successful and failed business ventures. The course explains the entrepreneurial way of thinking and acting, ways of testing the feasibility of an idea, skills needed, how to raise capital, the means of marketing the product, and how to develop business plan.

BUS1420 - INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT (3 hrs)
The student will be able to explore the basic management functions of planning and controlling that pertain to the type of business for which the student is preparing to work on a career basis. The basic management theories, function, aspects, or various types of business will be studied.

BUS1425 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help students understand the challenges of human resource management and develop the skills needed to manage a business’s most important asset - the staff you lead. Students will explore topics such as recruitment and hiring, supervision and performance evaluation, retention, and negotiations.

BUS1430 - INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING (3 hrs)
This course discusses the problems of transferring title and in moving goods from producer to consumer, buying, selling, storing, transporting, standardizing, financing, risk bearing, and supplying market information. An intensive study is made of free enterprise and the government's contribution, retailing, and international marketing. The consumer's view is held in sharp focus.

BUS1435 - INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (3 hrs)
An introductory course to Hospitality Management designed to provide current information on topics relevant to the management, marketing, and operations positions in the expanding hospitality industry. The course explores the history of hospitality management and how hospitality will be affected by the changing world. It will also cover the foodservice, lodging, and specialized segments of the hospitality industry. Identifying and exploring career opportunities and ways to plan for success in this expanding field will be included.

BUS1436 - CULINARY SKILLS (3 hrs)
This class will focus on teaching the skills of the professional cook, whether it is to just have the knowledge for a career in the food service industry or entertain family, guests, or friends. Learning about the food service industry can be an exciting career. Flexible skills are essential for success in a cooking career, with tremendous variety in American food service, from the neighborhood coffee shop and school cafeteria to the executive dining room and most elegant restaurant or hotel. People who understand cooking methods, cost factors, and other elements of food preparation can function successfully in any type of food service operation.

BUS1770 - CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS (3 hrs)
This course is designed for the student who wants a working knowledge of the fundamentals of customer service. Topics of customer service that are covered include communication and listening skills, telephone skills, technical writing, handling difficult customer situations, problem solving and prevention, and the importance of teams.

BUS1990 - CERTIFIED WEDDING PLANNER (2 hrs)
This course is a fast paced, enjoyable classroom atmosphere. Students gain experience and practice with application and utilization of business tools, formulas, and presentation methods. Learning includes role-playing, vignettes, and other ways to practice for actual business objectives or work settings in the day-to-day of wedding planning. Group participation and interaction is encouraged and students will have the opportunity to participate at real weddings during the 10-week course. This course is offered in partnership with the Wedding Planning Institute and course assignments will need to be completed on-line with the Institute in addition to the classroom assignments. This course is graded on a pass/fail scale and no letter grade will be given. Back to Index

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNOLOGY

OFT1611 - KEYBOARDING FOR COMPUTERS (1 hr)
This course is designed to develop utilization of the touch system of keyboarding on the standard keyboard and manipulation of the operative parts of the keyboard. Emphasis will be on accuracy with speed. Students cannot be enrolled simultaneously in this course and either OFT1612 Basic Document Formatting or OFT1614 Advanced Document Formatting.

OFT1612 - BASIC DOCUMENT FORMATTING (2 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to provide an orientation to formatting personal and business letters, manuscripts, tables, and reports, in order to develop acceptable skills in word processing, with emphasis on increased accuracy and speed in keyboarding skills. Students cannot be enrolled simultaneously in this course and either OFT1611 Keyboarding for Computers or OFT1614 Advanced Document Formatting. Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills of approximately 25 words per minute or students without keyboarding skills are encouraged to enroll in OFT1611 Keyboarding for Computers.

OFT1614 - ADVANCED DOCUMENT FORMATTING (3 hrs)
This course is designed for further development of accuracy and speed in keyboarding straight copy, as well as advanced formatting of business letters, tables, reports, and business forms on the computer. Prerequisite: Successful completion of OFT1612 Basic Document Formatting or basic word processing skills and keyboarding skills of approximately 30 words per minute.

OFT1630 - BUSINESS ENGLISH I (3 hrs)
This course is designed for an intensive course in grammatical and technical principles for written business communication. Stress is placed on correct spelling, proper punctuation, and correct sentence structure. Additional emphasis will be placed on increasing proofreading skills to insure the mail ability of all written business communication.

OFT1635 - TEN-KEY AND SPREADSHEET SOLUTIONS (3 hrs)
Students will learn the touch operation of the electronic calculator and number keypad of the computer. Business applications will give students reinforcement of business math skills, efficient calculator operation, and efficient computer usage. Prerequisite: CAP1516 Computer Applications, CAP1517 Advanced Computer Applications, or an Excel spreadsheet course. Recommended: Completion of Business Math.

OFT1640 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (3 hrs)
Students will learn principles that apply to the major types of business letters and the application of those principles in the actual construction of effective business letters and report writing. Emphasis on letter mechanics, organized thinking, and practical psychology. Prerequisites: Word processing ability and completion of either OFT1630 Business English I or EBE2208 English.

OFT1645 - OFFICE PROCEDURES (3 hrs)
Designed for an intensive course in clerical and administrative office assistant procedures. Stress is placed on human relations, personality development, and improvement of work habits and procedures. Practical office problems include processing mail, using the telephone, filing, planning travel, arranging meetings and conferences, preparing reports, and handling financial and legal responsibilities. This course is designed specifically for students who are in their second year of the Business Administrative Technology program or for students who have previous office experience. Prerequisite: Word processing ability.

OFT1651 - FIELD WORK EXPERIENCE I (3 hrs)
On-the-job employment training in business relating directly with the major objective of the student. The student is responsible for obtaining employment in an approved training location for the semester with approximately 225 clock hours. Prerequisites: (1) The student must be currently enrolled in a program in the Business Administrative Technology Department (2) The student has the ultimate responsibility of gaining employment in a training location approved by the school coordinator.

OFT1665 - LEGAL TERMINOLOGY (3 hrs)
This course is designed to teach the student definitions, spelling, pronunciation, and proper usage of words and terms associated with the legal field. This course is a prerequisite for (or may be taken concurrently with) OFT1668 Legal Transcription.

OFT1666 - LEGAL OFFICE PROCEDURES (3 hrs) 
This course is designed to introduce students to the career of Legal Office Assistant. Emphasis is placed on understanding legal office procedures, preparing legal office documents, understanding substantive law, and understanding legal research activities, as well as oral and written communication, punctuation, and proofreading skills. Prerequisite: Word processing ability.

OFT1668 - LEGAL TRANSCRIPTION (3 hrs)
This course is designed to give the student a firm foundation in legal transcribing through the use of a variety of legal documents commonly encountered in a legal setting. The course will assist the student in developing necessary skills to transcribe legal dictation with speed and accuracy. It will also enhance the learner’s knowledge of legal terminology and their use of English language skills and proofreading skills. Prerequisite: Keyboarding ability of approximately 45 wpm, OFT1665 Legal Terminology (may be taken concurrently).

OFT1675 - RECORDS MANAGEMENT (3 hrs)
Develop skills in alphabetic, numeric, subject, and geographic filing procedures and develop competence in managing computer database records. Prerequisite: CAP1516 Computer Applications, CAP1517 Advanced Computer Applications, or a basic knowledge of Microsoft Access.  Back to Index

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