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Course Descriptions

MACHINE AND TOOL TECHNOLOGY

MTT3561 - MACHINING I (3 hrs)
Fundamental machine shop instruction involving safety, use and care of hand and measuring tools, basic lathe operations, and single point tool grinding. Screw threads and their application, classes of fits, and tolerances are stressed. Prerequisite: INR3718 OSHA 10.

MTT3562 - MACHINING II (3 hrs)
Fundamental machine shop instruction involving safety, use and care of hand and measuring tools, drill press operation, basic lathe operations, and single point tool grinding. Screw threads and their application, classes of fits, and tolerances are stressed. Prerequisite: MTT3561 Machining I or instructor approval.

MTT3563 - BENCHWORK (1 hr)
Students will be provided the opportunity to learn and practice bench work skills such as filing, drilling, tapping, deburring, and layout for projects. They will gain valuable practical experience in the use of various hand tools by producing basic bench work projects. Topics will include safety, print reading, job planning, and quality control. Prerequisite: INR3718 OSHA 10 (may be taken concurrently).

MTT3564 - QUALITY CONTROL & INSPECTION (1 hr)
Students have the opportunity to learn the processes of inspection and are introduced to geometric dimensions and tolerances. Students are introduced to the science of dimensional metrology and its applications to ensure form and function of machined parts and assemblies using semi-precision and precision measuring instruments.

MTT3565 - METALLURGY (1 hr)
Students learn the metallurgical terms and definitions in an effort to understand the behavior and service of metals in industry. Characteristics during heating, cooling, shaping, forming, and the stress related to their mechanical properties are covered, as well as the theory behind alloys, heat treatment processes, and wear resistance.

MTT3566 - MACHINING III (3 hrs)
Students will become familiar with the operation of milling machines, grinders, types of metals, and the heat-treatment of metals. Skill is developed in the use of attachments involved with all the basic machine tools. Prerequisite: MTT3562 Machining II or instructor approval.

MTT3567 - MACHINING IV (3 hrs)
Students will become familiar with the operation of milling machines, grinders, types of metals, and the heat-treatment of metals. Skill is developed in the use of attachments involved with all the basic machine tools. Prerequisite: MTT3566 Machining III.

MTT3568 - MACHINE TOOL PROCESSES (1 hr)
A lecture course which provides experience in the setup operation of milling machines, grinders, lathes, drill press and an understanding of the heat-treatment of steel. Prerequisite: INR3718 OSHA 10.

MTT3569 - WORKPLACE ETHICS (2 hrs)
This class is designed to give students the fundamental skills of everyday practices in the work place. Students study human relations and professional development that exists in today’s rapidly changing world so that they become better prepared for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations, job acquisition, job retention, job advancement, and professional image skills.

MTT3570 - CNC MACHINING (6 hrs)
This is an advanced course in CNC programming using the Haas control, O’Kuma L518, and the General Numeric (Fanuc) GN6 control. Instruction will cover CNC programming of a lathe and milling machine. Prerequisite: MTT3567 Machining IV.

MTT3571 - CNC OPERATIONS (3 hrs)
This is a basic course in CNC programming using the HAAS, Cincinnati 850, O’Kuma L518 and the General Numeric (Fanur) GN6 control. Instruction will cover basic CNC programming of a lathe and milling machine. Prerequisite: MTT3562 Machining II or instructor approval.

MTT3572 - CAD/CAM I (4 hrs)
This is a basic introductory course in computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). Instruction will cover graphic construction and basic parts program for the CNC milling machine. Prerequisites: MTT3567 Machining IV and  MTT3571 CNC Operations.

MTT3573 - CAD/CAM II (4 hrs)
An advanced class using CAD/CAM and an introduction to the machinery as used in the metalworking industry of today. Includes job planning, assembly and tooling for production. Skill in the operation of such machines as CNC lathes, and CNC mills. Prerequisite: MTT3572 CAD/CAM I.

MTT3574 - CAD/CAM III (4 hrs)
An advanced class using CAD/CAM and an introduction to the machinery as used in the metalworking industry of today. Includes job planning, assembly and tooling for production. Skill in the operation of such machines as CNC lathes and CNC mills. Prerequisite: MTT3573 CAD/CAM II. Back to Index

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES MECHATRONICS

MEC3480 – COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING (3 hrs)
The student will set up a batch processing line controlled by computers. This course incorporates programming, interfacing, and troubleshooting of automated systems. The student will also design and produce a product using rapid prototyping.

MEC3481 – DIGITAL ELECTRONICS (3 hrs)
The student will analyze, construct, test, and interface fundamental digital circuits including logic gates, combinational logic circuits, flip-flops, counters, encoders and decoders, shift registers, arithmetic circuits, digital to analog conversions, and analog to digital conversions. The student will also demonstrate knowledge of numbering systems and integrated circuit specifications.

MEC3482 – ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES (3 hrs)
The student will demonstrate maintenance and troubleshooting procedures on various types of electrical motors and electromechanical systems.

MEC3483 – FLUID POWER (3 hrs)
This course is an introduction to pressurized hydraulic components in power delivery and positioning systems. Students will use hydraulic pumps and motors and make hydraulic connections, measurements, and calculations to determine appropriate system components.

MEC3484 – INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY (3 hrs)
The student will learn and apply the fundamentals of industrial electricity such as motor phasing, conductor sizing, single and three-phase power, conduit bending, and the use of ladder diagrams and test equipment to meet acceptable codes and industry standards.

MEC3485 – INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS (3 hrs)
The student will demonstrate knowledge of basic industrial electronic principles and devices by solving problems and constructing lab experiments in subjects such as resistive circuits, Ohm's law and power, series and parallel circuits, DC and AC circuits, solid state circuits and devices, and operational amplifiers. Electronics test equipment will be used in the laboratory experiments to explore different electronic circuits and devices.

MEC3486 – INDUSTRIAL SAFETY & LEAN MANUFACTURING (3 hrs)
The student will learn to recognize an industrial environment that could be injurious to personnel, systems, and processes. Areas to be included are industrial accidents, accident investigations, safety inspection, hazardous materials, preventive measures, and associated costs. The student will also demonstrate familiarity with federal, state, and local health and safety regulations by discussing impact on industry. A large portion of the class will include Lean Manufacturing concepts and how to implement the principles into a manufacturing environment.

MEC3487 – INSTRUMENTATION & CONTROL (3 hrs)
The student will learn terminology and demonstrate system operations by proper measurement and control techniques of flow, pressure, temperature, and automation control.

MEC3488 – MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS (3 hrs)
The students will obtain knowledge of structures, characteristics, production, and fields of application of metallic, organic, and inorganic non-metallic materials. Economic efficiency and environmental compatibility in manufacturing setting will be stressed.

MEC3489 – MECHANICAL SYSTEMS (3 hrs)
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of mechanical physical properties relating to mechanical systems. Students will explore these concepts as they relate to mechanical, electrical, fluid (hydraulic and pneumatic), and communications systems, as well as to the operation of commonly used tools and equipment.

MEC3490 – MICROPROCESSOR INSTRUMENTATION (3 hrs)
The student will demonstrate knowledge of microprocessor based microcontroller applications including input/output interfacing techniques, digital to analog conversions, analog to digital conversions, and basic sensor signal conditioning as used in industry.

MEC3491 – PNEUMATICS (3 hrs)
This course is an introduction to pressurized hydraulic components in power delivery and positioning systems. Students will use pneumatic compressors and motors and make air connections, measurements, and calculations to determine appropriate system components.

MEC3492 – PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS (3 hrs)
The student will program a PLC interfacing it with three or more components in a system. Students will troubleshoot an automated system locating faults in programming and programming errors.

MEC3493 – QUALITY CONTROL & COST MANAGEMENT (3 hrs)
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge regarding fundamentals of quality control and cost management with emphasis on understanding what is meant by quality, how quality is achieved through continuous improvements and several statistical quality tools. Quality, as a direct function of cost management is also covered in this course.

MEC3494 – ROBOTICS (3 hrs)
The student will develop programs to control servo and non-servo robots as well as continuous path servo robots, to interface robots into an automated system, and to maintain the operation of multi-task robotic systems within operating parameters. Back to Index

MASS COMMUNICATIONS

MCM2411 - MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY (3 hrs)
This course is intended for both mass communication majors and students who are taking the class as an elective. The class studies various media for communicating information, entertainment, and persuasion. Overviews are provided for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, Internet, movies, books, sound recording, advertising, and public relations.

MCM2412 - NEWS REPORTING (3 hrs)
This course emphasizes the fundamental principles of gathering and writing news. Special emphasis is placed on accuracy and style. As part of the course requirements, class members may gather and prepare copy for the college’s student newspaper, The Cowley Press, in addition to regular class requirements.

MCM2413 - VIOLENCE IN THE MEDIA (3 hrs)
This multidisciplinary course is designed for students who wish to develop academic and practical abilities to effectively function in a trauma or disaster. This course is designed primarily for those deciding whether or not to enter the field of journalism (broadcast, Web or print) where they may come in contact with a traumatic situation. Students from other disciplines (Allied Health, communications, and theater) will enroll in a similar class that addresses their roles. A capstone simulated disaster for all students (journalism, communications, theater and EMS) will be conducted followed by a debriefing session.

MCM2430 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3 hrs)
This multidisciplinary course is designed for students who wish to develop artistic, media career, or hobby-level skills in photography. Through lecture, hands-on experience, readings, and research students will learn the science and art of modern photography.

MCM2450-2453 – MASS COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP I-IV (1 hr)
This course is designed to give the student practical training in areas that cannot be provided by working on the college publication/broadcasting staffs. Although the instructor will assist in making initial contact with media, the student is responsible for obtaining and maintaining employment for 45 clock hours during the semester. A maximum of four credit hours may be presented toward graduation. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

MCM2460-2463 - NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION (2 hrs)
Class members serve on the college’s student newspaper, The Cowley Press. The course is based on individual student needs in journalism. Class includes sessions on newspaper writing, editing, design video, and photography.

MCM2480 - TRAVEL FOR EXPERIENCE (2 hrs)
Traveling to other countries or within the United States will give students the opportunity to explore the world around them, and to learn about other cultures and ideas and expand their understanding of the job of the media in the larger markets and international setting. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

MCM2726 - INTRODUCTION TO BROADCASTING (3 hrs)
The goal of this course is to help students understand the history and the advancements in the field of broadcasting, and to also help students understand what the field of broadcasting has to offer them (education, jobs, etc.). Through the application of the text and practical, hands-on approaches, students will not only learn about different methods and techniques in broadcasting, but will have the opportunity to produce their own projects.

MCM2727 - INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC RELATIONS (3 hrs)
This course is designed to give students better knowledge of what the field of public relations entails. Students will examine the various career opportunities in public relations as they study the principles and ethics that are involved. Through practical application, students will write press releases, conduct and promote press conferences, as well as explore the vital role they play with the mass media. This course would be a great asset for anyone interested in communications, journalism, and business.

MCM2728, 2729, 2731, 2732 - COMMUNICATIONS PRACTICUM (1 hr)
This course is designed to give students practical experience in broadcasting. Students will use sound and video editing software and equipment to produce their own shows with the possibility of airing it on local stations. This practical experience will provide a well-rounded background for anyone interested in the field of communication. It also would make a valuable elective for a mass communications major.

MCM2733 - AUDIO AND VIDEO PRODUCTION (3 hrs)
The goal of this course is to help students learn the basics of production from an audio and video perspective. The student will learn how to adapt scripts to broadcast formats, run video cameras, soundboards, and do editing. This class will consist of some text-based learning, while featuring a large hands-on component to producing video and audio programs.

MCM6780 - GROUP DYNAMICS (3 hrs)
Society derives its strength from the effective functioning of its component groups. This course was designed to provide knowledge of and demonstrated skill in the functions of small groups. This course is most helpful to any student in programs related to behavior. Back to Index

MATHEMATICS

MTH4409 - INTRODUCTION TO TI-83/84 GRAPHING CALCULATOR (1 hr)
This course gives students an introduction to solving various mathematical problems using the TI-83/84 calculator. This will include the interpretation of various graphs.

MTH4410 - INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA (3 hrs)
Simplifying algebraic expressions. Solving equations and word problems involving linear and quadratic polynomials, rational expressions, rational exponents, and radicals. Graphing linear and quadratic functions. This course requires that the students furnish their own TI-83 or TI-83 PLUS graphing calculator. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in EBM4404 Elementary Algebra with Review, EBM4405 Elementary Algebra, or satisfactory course placement assessment scores. This course does not fulfill AS, AA, or AAS math degree requirement.

MTH4411 - INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA WITH REVIEW (5 hrs)
An alternative course to the traditional Intermediate Algebra class which covers the same Intermediate Algebra material over a five hour span per week instead of three. The extra class time will be spent in review of Elementary Algebra skills necessary to be successful in Intermediate Algebra. This course requires that the student furnish their TI-83 or TI-83 PLUS graphing calculator. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in EBM4404 Elementary Algebra with Review, EBM4405 Elementary Algebra, or satisfactory course placement assessment scores. This course does not fulfill AS, AA, or AAS math degree requirement.

MTH4412 - MATH TOPICS (1 hr)
An introduction to mathematical concepts and when and how to use this concept in future classes or professions.

MTH4420 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA (3 hrs)
This course is an introduction of algebraic functions and some transcendental functions with application in business and life, natural, and social sciences. Topics include solving equations, zeros, rational functions, matrices, exponentials, logarithms, and systems. Additional topics are included as time permits. This course requires that the students furnish their TI-83 or TI-84 series-graphing calculator. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in MTH4410 Intermediate Algebra, satisfactory course placement assessment, or 21 ACT Math score.

MTH4421 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA WITH REVIEW (5 hrs)
An alternative course to the traditional College Algebra class which covers the same College Algebra material over a five hour span per week instead of three. The extra class time will be spent in review of Intermediate Algebra skills necessary to be successful in College Algebra. This course will transfer as the equivalent of MTH4420 College Algebra. This course requires that the student furnish their TI-83 or TI83 PLUS graphing calculator. Prerequisite: A minimum grade in MTH4410 Intermediate Algebra, satisfactory course placement assessment, or 21 ACT math score.

MTH4423 - ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (3 hrs)
An introduction to frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, sampling distribution, t-test and chi-square test, hypothesis testing, and correlation coefficients. This course requires that the student furnish his or her TI-83 or TI-84 series-graphing calculator. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in MTH4420 College Algebra.

MTH4424 - ELEMENTARY STATISTICS LAB USING EXCEL (1 hr)
Using Excel to construct frequency tables and histograms, compute and explore Measures of Tendency, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypotheses testing. This course requires that the student have Microsoft Excel 97 or newer. Prerequisite: To be taken concurrent with MTH4423 Elementary Statistics or a minimum grade of C in MTH4423 Elementary Statistics.

MTH4425 - TRIGONOMETRY (3 hrs)
Trigonometric functions using the unit circle and right angle trigonometry, graphing applications, analytic trigonometry, vectors, trigonometric complex number applications, parametric and polar equations. This course requires that the students furnish their TI-83 or TI-84PLUS graphing calculator. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in MTH4420 College Algebra, satisfactory course placement assessment scores, or 23 ACT math score.

MTH4432 - CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS (3 hrs)
An introduction to differentiation and integration with applications to analytic geometry, business, and economics. This course requires that the students furnish their TI-83 or TI-84 series graphing calculator. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in MTH4420 College Algebra, satisfactory course placement assessment scores, or 23 ACT math score.

MTH4435 - CALCULUS I (5 hrs)
This course includes differentiation and integration of the algebraic, logarithmic, and exponential functions, applications to physical, social, life, and business sciences. This course requires that the student furnish their TI-83 or TI-84 Series-graphing calculator. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C or better in MTH4425 Trigonometry, or minimum grade of C or better in MTH4420 College Algebra or MTH4432 Calculus for Business and Economics with recent trigonometry in high school, or satisfactory course placement assessment of 25 ACT math score with recent trigonometry in high school.

MTH4440 - CALCULUS II (5 hrs)
This course is an extension of MTH4435 Calculus I with topics to include advanced integration techniques, sequences and series, length, area, and volume. Application will include business and life, natural, and social sciences. This course requires that the students furnish their TI-83 or TI-84 series-graphing calculator. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in MTH4435 Calculus I.

MTH4455 - CALCULUS III (5 hrs)
This course includes two- and three-space vectors, indeterminate forms, improper/integrals, multivariable calculus, analytic geometry, and some theorem proofs. Applications are mostly in the physical sciences. This course requires that the students furnish their TI-83 or TI-84 series-graphing calculator. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in MTH4440 Calculus II.

MTH4460 - LINEAR ALGEBRA. (3 hrs)
This course includes systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vectors and vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. This course requires that the student furnish their TI-83 or TI-83 PLUS graphing calculator. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in MTH4435 Calculus I.

MTH4465 - DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (3 hrs)
Techniques for solving ordinary first and second order differential equations, Laplace transforms, Eigen values, and approximation techniques. This course requires that the students furnish their TI-89 or TI-92 graphing calculator. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in MTH4455 Calculus III. Back to Index

MATHEMATICS- ESSENTIAL BASIC SKILLS

EBM4400 - HEALTH CARE MATHEMATICS REVIEW (2 hrs)
A course focusing on the basic math skills required to prepare health care students for entrance exams or other courses requiring calculations.

EBM4401 - PRE-ALGEBRA MATHEMATICS (3 hrs)
This course will include arithmetic with fractions, decimals, percents, introduction to the metric system, and applications to measurement and consumer math. This course does not fulfill AS, AA, AAS, or AGS math degree requirement.

EBM4404 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA WITH REVIEW (5 hrs)
This course is designed to provide a thorough study in the arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions with elementary applications in consumer math and measurement and introduce students to the basic concepts of algebra. Students correctly enrolled in this course and completing the course with an A, B, or C should plan to take MTH4410 Intermediate Algebra before taking MTH4420 College Algebra. This course does not fulfill AS, AA, AAS, or AGS math degree requirement.

EBM4405 - ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA (3 hrs)
The student will learn variables, properties of real numbers, polynomials, solving linear and quadratic equations, and graphing linear equations. Prerequisite: Demonstrate competency in arithmetic of rational numbers (common fractions, decimals and percent) by: 1) Minimum grade of C in EBM4401 Pre Algebra Mathematics or 2) A qualifying score on the ACT Math Asset Test and the ability to read at the eighth grade level. This course does not fulfill AS, AA, AAS, or AGS math degree requirement. Back to Index

MINORITY STUDIES

NOTE: Students needing to fill a gender or minority requirement can also consider courses listed under Literature.

MIN6440 - WOMEN AND HEALTH ISSUES (H) (3 hrs)
A course designed to give women an overview of women’s issues regarding health-related topics, germane to political, cultural, sexual, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual arenas, as they relate to women.

MIN6442 - CULTURAL MINORITIES IN THE AMERICA (H) (3 hrs)
This course will investigate the contributions of American cultural minorities throughout the nation’s history. It will examine the humanistic perspective of cultures as dominated groups. Tensions, biases, and prejudices also will be examined between dominant and minority groups.Back to Index

MUSIC

PROFICIENCY EXAMINATIONS
Those students interested in pursuing a degree in music from a four-year institution must declare a chief performing medium and demonstrate their performance ability with that instrument or voice. After their initial registration, students have their proficiency judged by their major instructor. Thereafter, they may perform for a faculty jury each semester to determine their proficiency level and progress.

APPLIED MUSIC
Instruction is given in applied media to develop musicianship, performance skills, and reading knowledge of music literature. The individual applied areas set specific requirements for each level.
For one semester of credit music majors studying applied instrument or voice must enroll in Applied Music Seminar, which will meet for one hour once a week. This will allow the student to perform and demonstrate the skills and techniques that they are working on in their individual lessons.

Applied lessons are available for all instrumental and voice classifications.

MUS2600-2603 - DRUM LINE I-IV (1 hr)
The Drum Line is a percussion ensemble modeled after the percussion section in a traditional marching band. The course is designed to enhance the skills and further the experience that drummers have had in the high school marching band. This group may perform at home basketball games as well as other events throughout the year. Enrollment is contingent upon audition.

MUS2604-2607 - GUITAR ENSEMBLE I-IV (1 hr)
The Guitar Ensemble is a performing group for guitar players interested in studying both jazz and classical styles of music. The course is designed to acquaint students with a wide variety of repertoire. The ensemble will perform several times throughout the year. This course may be repeated up to four times for credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment is open by audition to all students who play the guitar at a level deemed proficient by the instructor.

MUS2608, 2609, 2610, 2612 - PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE I-IV (1 hr)
The Percussion Ensemble is an ensemble designed to accommodate percussion students based on audition. The course is designed to enhance the skills and further the experience that percussionists require for all types of ensemble playing. This group will perform throughout the year. Enrollment is open to all students interested in playing percussion instruments.

MUS2611 - MUSIC APPRECIATION (H) (3 hrs)
Music is an essential part of our social and cultural fabric. Music appreciation is designed to broaden the understanding of the various aspects of music and its relationship to history and the world around us. No musical background is necessary.

MUS2619 – WORLD MUSIC (H) (3 hrs)
Music is an essential part of the social and cultural fabric of different ethnic groups in the world. World Music is designed to broaden the understanding of the various aspects of music and its relationship to the cultural systems, norms, and practices of the various ethnic groups. No musical background is necessary.

MUS2620 - MUSIC THEORY I (3 hrs)
A course designed to study key signatures, scales, intervals, triads and their inversions, rhythm, and cadences. This includes two- and four-part writing, harmonization of melodies, realization of figured bass, and the use of primary and secondary chords. Prerequisite: Music Theory I is a requirement of all music majors and taken concurrently with MUS2625 Aural Skills I.

MUS2621 - MUSIC THEORY II (3 hrs)
This course includes a study of the principles of voice leading; three- and four-voice writing of triads in root position and first and second inversions. Harmonic progression, musical form, cadences, phrases, periods, and non-chord tones are studied in depth. Music Theory II is a requirement of all music majors and should be taken concurrently with MUS2626 Aural Skills II. Prerequisite: MUS2620 Music Theory I.

MUS2625 - AURAL SKILLS I (2 hrs)
A course designed to develop aural skills through melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation and singing melodic material at sight. This course is required of music majors and taken concurrently with MUS2620 Music Theory I.

MUS2626 - AURAL SKILLS II (2 hrs)
A course designed to develop aural skills through melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation and singing melodic material at sight. This course is required of music majors and taken concurrently with MUS2621 Music Theory II. Prerequisite MUS2625 Aural Skills I.

MUS2640 - CLASS PIANO I (2 hrs)
This course studies the elemental techniques in pianoforte performance to attain proficiency and understanding toward adequate musical performance. No previous study is required.

MUS2641 - CLASS PIANO II (2 hrs)
This course is the continued study of elemental techniques in pianoforte performance to attain proficiency and understanding for personal musical development in preparation for further studies in music. Prerequisite: MUS2640 Class Piano I or previous piano study required. Music majors only or instructor approval.

MUS2642-2645 - COWLEY COLLEGE SINGERS I-IV (1 hr)
The Cowley College Singers are a highly visible and very entertaining performance ensemble. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall semester and students must be a member of the concert choir. This group incorporates dance movement into its show and performs many times throughout the year. Prerequisites: Audition and member of Concert Choir.

MUS2650 - MUSIC THEORY III (3 hrs)
This course includes a study of modulation to closely related keys, binary and ternary forms, altered and borrowed chords, leading tone chords, and diminished seventh chords. Analysis of representative classical compositions will be included. Music Theory III is required of all music majors and taken concurrently with MUS2652 Aural Skills III. Prerequisite: MUS2621 Music Theory II.

MUS2651 - MUSIC THEORY IV (3 hrs)
This course includes a study of altered chords, borrowed chords, modulation to unrelated keys, and a study of 20th century compositional techniques. Analysis of representative classical and contemporary compositions will be included. Music Theory IV is required of all music majors and taken concurrently with MUS2653 Aural Skills IV. Prerequisite: MUS2650 Music Theory III.

MUS2652 - AURAL SKILLS III (2 hrs)
A course designed to develop aural skills through melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation and singing melodic material at sight. This course is required of music majors and taken concurrently with MUS2650 Music Theory III. Prerequisite: MUS2626 Aural Skills II.

MUS2653 - AURAL SKILLS IV (2 hrs)
A course designed to develop aural skills through melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation and singing melodic material at sight. This course is required of music majors and taken concurrently with MUS2651 Music Theory IV. Prerequisite: MUS2652 Aural Skills III.

MUS2656-2659 - CONCERT CHOIR I-IV (1 hr)
The Concert Choir is an outstanding performance organization for students interested in vocal music. A wide range of vocal literature is learned and concerts are held on campus each semester. Students must audition with the director before enrolling.

MUS2660-2663 - APPLIED VOICE LESSONS I-IV (1 hr)
A course for individual instruction to improve singing and performing ability. May be repeated for credit. Requires instructor approval.

MUS2664-2667 - PEP BAND I-IV (1 hr)
The Pep Band is a high-energy ensemble with instrumentation based upon the traditional stage band model. The ensemble performs well-known rock, funk, and pop charts at all men's and women's basketball games in order to provide an atmosphere of school spirit, fun, and support for the teams. Prerequisite: Audition with the instructor.

MUS2668-2671 - CONCERT BAND I-IV (1 hr)
The Concert Band is an outstanding performing organization for students interested in instrumental music. The course is designed to acquaint students to a wide variety of music. The band presents several public performances. Enrollment is open to all students who play a wind or percussion instrument.

MUS2672-2675 - JAZZ BAND I-IV (1 hr)
The Jazz Band is a performing organization for students interested in jazz. Techniques of improvisation are included in the performance of a wide variety of jazz literature. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

MUS2681 – PIANO FOR PLEASURE (1 hr)
Designed as the study of elemental techniques in pianoforte performance to attain skills and understanding for personal musical development for leisure and self-satisfaction. No previous study is required.

MUS2682-2685 - APPLIED INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS I-IV (1 hr)
Private instrumental lessons with an instructor at the college. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
MUS2686-2689 - APPLIED INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS I-IV (2 hrs)
Private instrumental lessons with an instructor at the college. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

MUS2692-2695 - JAZZ IMPROVISATION I-IV (1 hr)
Improvising in the jazz tradition requires a thorough understanding of theoretical concepts and a dedication to skill development. Jazz Improvisation is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge and skills necessary for improvisation in a variety of jazz styles, to expose the learner to a variety of standard songs and jazz classics, and to assist the learner in developing confidence in public performance. Prerequisites: Prior knowledge and experience playing a musical instrument.

MUS2696-2699 - COWLEY COLLEGE SINGERS/DANCE I-IV (1 hr)
This class is only for the members of the Cowley College Singers, which are selected through an audition. Students will work on dance movement that has been specifically choreographed for the performances and concerts of the Cowley College Singers throughout the year. Prerequisites: Audition and member of Concert Choir.

MUS2700-2703 - APPLIED LESSON SEMINAR I-IV (1 hr)
This class is mandatory for all music majors that are enrolled in Applied Lessons. This class will allow the student who is studying voice or an instrument privately to perform and demonstrate the skills and techniques that they are working on in their individual lessons. Back to Index

NATURAL SCIENCE

NAS4913 - SUPERVISED LABORATORY EXPERIENCE (1 hr)
Provides the student an opportunity to learn the operations of a laboratory facility through job experience or by assisting an instructor in a student laboratory situation. Work experiences to be developed by the student with individual instructors on a contractual basis. This course may not be acceptable for transfer to some institutions of higher education. A maximum of two credit hours in this course may be presented for graduation. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

NAS4126 – INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS (1 hr)
This course is designed to provide students majoring in natural sciences and related fields with a hands-on introduction to research, including the fundamental process and theoretical need. Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

NAS4127 – UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (N) (1 hr)
This course is designed to provide students majoring in natural sciences and related fields an opportunity to actively participate in the discovery or application of new knowledge and evaluate its significance to related disciplines. Prerequisites: NAS4126 Introduction to Research Methods and instructor approval.Back to Index

NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING

NDT3451- INTRODUCTION TO NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING (3 hrs)
This course is designed to acquaint students with the six major nondestructive evaluation disciplines: radiographics, ultrasonics, eddy current, magnetic particle, liquid penetrants, and visual inspection and provide students with an overview of less common nondestructive testing methods.

NDT3452 - VISUAL INSPECTION (3 hrs)
This course is devised to introduce the student to forms of discontinuities in the manufacturing and service life of a part. Provide students with an understanding of how and why a specific nondestructive testing method is chosen. To acquaint students with visual inspection techniques and their correct use. This course is designed to meet certain Nondestructive Testing Level II certification requirements.

NDT3453 - CODES AND PRACTICES (3 hrs)
This course is designed to acquaint the student with federal and state codes and standards associated with six disciplines involved with nondestructive evaluation: radiographic, ultrasonics, eddy current, magnetic particle, liquid penetrants, and visual inspection typically used in the manufacturing industry. Students will develop a procedure and acceptance requirements for a given inspection.

NDT3455 - MAGNETIC PARTICLE AND LIQUID PENETRANT TESTING (3 hrs)
This course is designed to give the student a complete introduction through hands-on experience in the magnetic particle and liquid penetrant methods within the field of nondestructive testing. This course is designed to meet certain Nondestructive Testing Level II requirements in accordance with A.S.N.T. SNT-TC-1A and NAS-410. Prerequisite: NDT3451 Introduction to Nondestructive Testing or instructor approval.

NDT3456 - RADIATION SAFETY (3 hrs)
This course is designed to give the student complete instruction in working safely with gamma and x-radiography. The course meets requirements set forth by the NRC and the State of Kansas. Prerequisite: NDT3451 Introduction to Nondestructive Testing or instructor approval.

NDT3461 – ULTRASONIC TESTING I (3 hrs)
This course is devised to give the student a complete introduction through hands-on-experience in the ultrasonic method within the field of nondestructive testing. The course is designed to meet certain Nondestructive Level I requirements in accordance with A.S.N.T. SNT-TC-1A and NAS-410. Prerequisite: INR3716 Technical Mathematics or instructor approval.

NDT3462 – ULTRASONIC TESTING II (3 hrs)
This course is a continuation of Ultrasonic Testing I with emphasis on advanced theory and practical skills required in the application of ultrasonic evaluation methods. The course is designed to meet certain Nondestructive Testing Level II requirements in accordance with A.S.N.T. SNT-TC-1A and NAS-410. Prerequisite: NDT3461 Ultrasonic Testing I or instructor approval.

NDT3463 - ULTRASONIC TESTING III (3 hrs)
This course is devised to give the student advanced hands-on experience, with practical application in the ultrasonic method. The course is designed to meet certain nondestructive testing requirements to prepare the student for a position in the field of ultrasonic inspection. Prerequisite: NDT3462 Ultrasonic Testing II.

NDT3464 – RADIOGRAPHIC TESTING I (3 hrs)
This course is devised to give an introductory study of the processes of radiography. It provides the in-depth study and hands-on experience needed to prepare the student for a position in the field of radiography. The course is designed to meet certain Nondestructive Testing Level II requirements in accordance with A.S.N.T. SNT-TC-1A and NAS-410. Prerequisites: INR3716 Technical Mathematics, NDT3451 Introduction to Nondestructive Testing, or instructor approval.

NDT3465 – RADIOGRAPHIC TESTING II (3 hrs)
This course is devised to give a detailed study of the processes of radiography. It provides the in-depth study and hands-on experience needed to prepare the student for a position in the field of radiography. The course is designed to meet certain Nondestructive Testing Level II requirements in accordance with A.S.N.T. SNT-TC-1A and NAS-410. Prerequisite: NDT3464 Radiographic Testing I or instructor approval.

NDT3466 - RADIOGRAPHIC TESTING III (3 hrs)
This course is devised to provide an in-depth study of the processes of radiography. It provides hands-on experience to prepare the student for a position in the field of radiography. Prerequisite: NDT3465 Radiographic Testing II or instructor approval.

NDT3467 - EDDY CURRENT TESTING I (3 hrs)
This course is devised to give the student a complete introduction through hands-on-experience in the eddy current method within the field of nondestructive testing. The course is designed to meet certain Nondestructive Testing Level I requirements in accordance with A.S.N.T. SNT-TC-1A and NAS-410. Prerequisite: INR3716 Technical Mathematics or instructor approval.

NDT3468 - EDDY CURRENT TESTING II (3 hrs)
This course is a continuation of NDT3467 Eddy Current Testing I, with emphasis on advanced theory and practical skills required in the application of eddy current evaluation methods. The course is designed to meet certain Nondestructive Testing Level II requirements in accordance with A.S.N.T. SNT-TC-1A and NAS-410. Prerequisite: NDT3467 Eddy Current Testing I or instructor approval.

NDT3469 – ADVANCED NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING METHODS (3 hrs)
This course is designed to give the student an introduction to nondestructive methods used in manufacturing and service industries along with the basic methods previously studied. Prerequisite: NDT3451 Introduction to Nondestructive Testing. Back to Index

NUMERICAL CONTROL PROGRAMMING

MTT3544 – COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING (3 hrs)
This is a basic introductory course in computer aided manufacturing (CAM). Instruction will cover graphic construction and basic parts program for the CNC milling machine.

MTT3547 - ADVANCED COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING (3 hrs)
This is an advanced course in computer aided manufacturing. Instruction will cover in greater detail the CNC milling machine, the CNC lathe, and a complex 3-D profile program for machining. Prerequisite: MTT3544 Computer Aided Manufacturing or instructor approval.

MTT3551—MASTERCAM TOOLPATHS (3 hrs)
This is an advanced course designed to build on the knowledge of 2D and 3D geometry and learn to manipulate these drawings to achieve a desired toolpath/numerical control program. Prerequisite: MTT3544 Computer Aided Manufacturing, MTT3547 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing, or instructor approval.

MTT3552—SOLIDS (3 hrs)
This is an advanced design class used to take the students from the wireframe construction to a solid model. The student will learn to take wireframe drawings and turn them into a solid model, and to create toolpaths from solid models. Prerequisite: MTT3544 Computer Aided Manufacturing, MTT3547 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing, or instructor approval.

MTT3553—3D WIREFRAME DRAWING AND SURFACES (3 hrs)
This is an advanced course designed to give the student an understanding on surface creation. It will build on information from the beginning classes. Prerequisite: MTT3547 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing or instructor approval.

MTT3554—SURFACE TOOLPATHS (3 hrs)
This is an advanced course designed to give the student an understanding on surface machining. It will build on information from the beginning classes and on wireframe/surface creation. Prerequisite: MTT3544 Computer Aided Manufacturing, MTT3547 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing, MTT3553 3D Wireframe Drawing and Surfaces, or instructor approval.

MTT3555—MASTERCAM LATHE (3 hrs)
This is an introductory course designed to give the student understanding lathe geometry and machining. It will build on information from the beginning classes. Prerequisite: MTT3544 Computer Aided Manufacturing, MTT3547 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing, or instructor approval.

MTT3556—MULTI-AXIS MILLING (3 hrs)
This is an advanced course designed to give the student an understanding of multi axis machining. This class deals with complex machining methods and will require knowledge from all previous machine programming courses. Prerequisite: MTT3544 Computer Aided Manufacturing, MTT3547 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing, or instructor approval.

MTT3557—INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD (3 hrs)
This is an introductory course designed to give the student an understanding on how AutoCAD is used to create simple 2D drawings, different types of lines, and the dimensioning of industrial drawings. Prerequisite: MTT3544 Computer Aided Manufacturing, MTT3547 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing, or instructor approval.

MTT3558—INTRODUCTION TO SOLID WORKS (3 hrs)
This is an introductory course designed to give the student an understanding on how solid works is used to create simple 2D drawings, different types of lines, and the dimensioning of industrial drawings. Prerequisite: MTT3547 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing or instructor approval. Back to Index

NUTRITION

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

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