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Discipline CRN Credits Course Name Course Description Old CRN Note Status
Accounting ACC*100 3 credits Basic Accounting An introduction to basic accounting concepts and principles, with an emphasis on their practical application to recording, classifying, and summarizing financial information that flows within a business enterprise. The accounting cycle is examined; along with such areas as sales, purchases, cash, receivables, and payroll. This course is recommended for all students who wish to pursue a degree in accounting and have not taken accounting courses at the high school or college level. Students who have had prior accounting courses and/or have worked in accounting positions should take ACC*113- Principles of Financial Accounting. (Elective Type: G)
ACC*113 3 credits Principles of Financial Accounting Basic concepts and practice of accounting and its role in the economic decision-making process. Topics include the financial statement preparation process for balance sheets; income statements; accounting for cash; receivables; inventories; plant and intangible assets, liabilities and stockholders’ equity. Prerequisites: placement into Elementary Algebra Foundations (MAT*095) or appropriate placement test score, AND C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing I (ENG*065) or placement into Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or appropriate placement test score, OR C- or better in Basic Accounting (ACC*100) OR permission of Department Chair. (Elective Type: G) (ACC-105)
Accounting ACC*117 3 credits Principles of Managerial Accounting The use of accounting data by managers for planning and controlling business activities is covered. Topics include cost accounting systems; cost behavior relationships; capital expenditure decision-making; budgeting; and variance analysis. Prerequisite: C- or better in Principles of Financial Accounting (ACC*113). (Elective Type: G) (ACC-205) (27-205)
Accounting ACC*123 3 credits Accounting Software Applications Examination of general accounting applications as they apply to computerized financial records for each step of the accounting cycle to the completion of financial statements, as well as management accounting applications. Prerequisite: C- or better in Basic Accounting (ACC*100) or Principles of Financial Accounting (ACC*113) or permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CONX) (ACC-111) (27-110)
Accounting ACC*241 3 credits Federal Taxes I The federal tax structure is examined as it applies to reportable income and allowable deductions in the preparation of the individual income tax return. (Elective Type: G) (ACC-161) (27-161) FALL ONLY
Accounting ACC*271 3 credits Intermediate Accounting I Introduction to financial statement analysis. Intensive study of classification and evaluation of current assets. Prerequisite: C- or better in Principles of Financial Accounting (ACC*113). (Elective Type: G) (ACC-201) (27-201) FALL ONLY
Accounting ACC*272 3 credits Intermediate Accounting II Study of non-current assets, analysis of total equity classification, and application of funds-flow reporting are examined. Prerequisite: C- or better in Intermediate Accounting I (ACC*271). (Elective Type: G) (ACC-202) (27-202) SPRING ONLY
Accounting ACC*292 3 credits Accounting Practicum Provides students the opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge and skills gained in the program through an individualized capstone experience, which includes an internship or project component and a classroom component. Internship involves employment or volunteer engagement in a company, public agency, or non-profit organization. Alternatively, students may complete the internship component of the Practicum through directed independent project(s) involving advanced analysis, research, and writing. Both the internship experience and the directed projects are designed to assess the students’ mastery of the program learning objectives, and to further develop their professional skills. Students planning to enroll in the Practicum should meet with the Program Coordinator to learn of existing Internship opportunities, or to define the elements of a meaningful internship experience either at their current employer or a new internship position. Students are responsible for attaining their own internship. With permission of the Program Coordinator, the internship work hours may occur prior to the students registering for the Practicum. The classroom component involves several seminars or workshops, meeting in the classroom and/or online during the semester to discuss the students’ internship experience, as well as their academic, professional, and career development. In addition, student mastery of general education abilities and program learning outcomes will be assessed. The assessment of these outcomes may include completing a directed project and/or developing an ePortfolio. Prerequisites: Permission of the Program Coordinator or Business Practicum Instructor. Prior to taking the Business Practicum, students must have completed twelve business core or program option credits with a grade of C- or better, AND have completed at least 40 credits towards their associate degree or 15 credits towards their BA Certificate. (Elective Type: G)
Anthropology ANT*101 3 credits Introduction to Anthropology Exploration of the diversity of the human community including the search for human origins. Focus is on the cultural evolution of man, lost civilizations, archaeology, and the societies and cultures of nonwestern peoples. How the traditional ways of life of hunter-gatherers, pastoral nomads and tribal cultivators are being challenged by present-day technological advancements is also explored. The student’s awareness of cross-cultural diversity in a global context, and understanding of how human societies came to be formed, will be broadened. Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing I (ENG *065); OR placement into Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading and Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G/HU/LAS/SS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SOCX) (ANTH-101) (57-121)
Anthropology ANT*121 3 credits Introduction to Archeology An introduction to the methods, goals, and theoretical concepts of archeology The objective is to familiarize students with the strategies that are employed in the investigation of archaeological remains and how these strategies further the aims of an anthropological archaeology. Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading and Writing (ENG*093) OR Introduction to College English (ENG*096) OR Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101) (Elective Type: G/HU/LAS/SS) (Competencies Fulfilled: Social Phenomena and Understanding & Embedded Ethical Dimensions)
Anthropology ANT*142 3 credits The Navajo Indians Surveys the past and present experiences of the Navajo Indians, featuring filmed interviews with tribal members on a variety of topics that are integral to their lives. There will be a multi-disciplinary examination of their religion and religious ceremonies, history, psychology, life styles, linguistic patterns, social structure, art forms, and health care. (Elective Type: G/HU/LAS/SS) (Competencies Fulfilled: Social Phenomena and Understanding & Embedded Ethical Dimensions)
Anthropology ANT*143 3 credits The Mojave Indians An introduction to the past and present experiences of our Native American population through a many-faceted study of the Mojave Indians and their relations with neighboring tribes in the southwestern United States. Religion, myths, history, psychology, linguistic style, kinship patterns, art forms, and health care will be examined. Interviews with Mojave elders and other tribal members will be featured. (Elective Type: G/HU/LAS/SS) (Competencies Fulfilled: Social Phenomena and Understanding & Embedded Ethical Dimensions) (IDS-110)
Anthropology ANT*145 3 credits The Pueblo Indians Deals with the experiences of the twenty Pueblo tribes, both currently and in the past. Against this backdrop, the course will focus on five of the tribes which are located in Arizona and western and central New Mexico: the Hopi, Zuni, Acoma, Laguna, and the Taos. Through filmed interviews and selected readings, the course will offer a multi-faceted study of Pueblo religion and religious ceremonies, psychology, history, language, and literature, daily life, health care, and artistic expression. (Elective Type: G/HU/LAS/SS) (Competencies Fulfilled: Social Phenomena and Understanding & Embedded Ethical Dimensions)
Anthropology ANT*205 3 credits Cultural Anthropology An introduction to the cross-cultural study of human behavior and society. Focus will be on enculturation, marriage and family, kinship and descent, gender, community organization, economic institutions, political organization, religion, art, globalization, and change. Prerequisites: C- or better in either Introduction to Anthropology (ANT*101) OR Principles of Sociology (SOC*101), OR permission of Department Chair. (Elective Type: G/HU/LAS/SS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SOCX)
Architecture ARC*240 3 credits 2 lecture/2 lab Environmental Systems Imparts knowledge of the interior environment of structures large and small. The interrelationship of energy, climate, site, and architectural design are studied. Conservation of nonrenewable energy sources is an intrinsic theme. A study of the design factors in heating, cooling, plumbing, fire protection and electrical systems is included. Prerequisites: Placement into Composition (ENG*101) AND placement into Introductory Algebra (MAT*094) or permission of the Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) FALL ONLY
Art/Photography ART*100 3 credits Art Appreciation Focus on cultural influence and evolutionary changes in art media as they affect painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts. This course does not fulfill degree requirements for Graphic Design or Visual Fine Arts. (Note: Field trips may be required by the instructor.) (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-100) (70-101)
Art/Photography ART*101 3 credits Art History I Study of the major historical periods in Western Civilization. Prehistoric; Ancient; Classical; Early Christian; and Byzantine painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts are examined and analyzed according to art principles and the societies from which they emanate. Museum trips are required. (Elective Type: AH/FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-103) (70-103)
Art/Photography ART*102 3 credits Art History II An extensive study of art through the major periods in Western Civilization. Medieval; Renaissance; Mannerist; Baroque; Rococo; and Modern painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts are examined and analyzed according to art principles and the societies from which they emanate. Museum trips are required. (Elective Type: AH/FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-104) (70-104)
Art/Photography ART*103 3 credits Art History III An in-depth look at one of the most dynamic periods in the history of art as they trace the radical changes that occurred in the visual arts from the late 19th century through the post-World War II era. Emphasis will be placed upon the major artists, works, and theories of this period. (Elective Type: AH/FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-227)
Art/Photography ART*109 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Color Theory Exploration and study of color relationships as they apply to diverse media. Investigation of the color wheel and other various applied color schemes. Study of the visual, psychological, and emotional effect color has in our world. Color is examined through fine art, interior design, graphic presentations, industrial applications, and commercial use. (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-120) (75-121)
Art/Photography ART*111 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Drawing I Students develop an understanding of perception through observational techniques as well as drawing from imagination. Emphasis is on the consideration of line, shape, form, texture, movement, and space. (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-109) (74-111)
Art/Photography ART*112 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Drawing II An advanced-level drawing course, Drawing II emphasizes composition, materials, personal expression, and an understanding of drawing history in relation to contemporary issues of drawing. Projects are designed to enhance the quality of handling materials within a given format. Creative problem-solving techniques are discussed and applied. Prerequisite: C- or better in Drawing I (ART*111). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-110) (74-112)
Art/Photography ART*113 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Figure Drawing Introduction to human figure drawing concepts and techniques with emphasis on anatomy and personal style. Using the live model as a point of reference, students will explore anatomy, proportion, skeletal structure, musculature, and foreshortening. The figure will be used as a vehicle to express a multitude of ideas concerning interpretive drawing. Mark making, material control, expressive techniques, visual interest, and image styling are major components of this course. Prerequisite: C- or better in Drawing II (ART*112) or consent of Program Coordinator, or Department Chair. (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-150) (75-171) FALL ONLY
Art/Photography ART*122 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Three-Dimensional Design Introduces the student through studio work to the fundamentals of visual design. Assigned problems include explorations of three-dimensional application of line, texture, surface, tone, space, composition, and optics. (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-102) (74-122)
Art/Photography ART*131 3 credits 1 lecture/3 studio Sculpture I An introduction to the basic concepts of sculptural forms. A project based curriculum focused on diverse materials, spatial concerns, methodologies, symbolism, craft and subject. Students will explore the use of various tools and construction techniques including fabrication and assemblage. Established sculptural artists will be examined in terms of perception and style. Prerequisite: C- or better in Three-Dimensional Design (ART*122). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) FALL ONLY
Art/Photography ART*132 3 credits 1 lecture/3 studio Sculpture II A continuation of Sculpture I, advancing technical skills, sculptural theories, material investigation, and conceptual thinking within the three-dimensional framework. Personal style and creative problem solving with three-dimensional forms both contemporary and/or traditional methods will be the primary direction. The class will have serial content as its basis. Material selection will be chosen with the concepts of the pieces and the target presentation site in mind. Prerequisite: C- or better in Sculpture I (ART*131). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) FALL ONLY
Art/Photography ART*139 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Digital Photography for Non-Photo Majors An introduction to the digital photography environment for non-photo majors. This course will include basic instruction in camera functions such as shutter speed and aperture as they relate to photographic image making. In addition to basic photographic skill building, the course will cover digital specific topics including image editing software and workflow. Strategies for image processing will be taught with an emphasis on utilizing a streamlined workflow from image capture to output. (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX)
Art/Photography ART*141 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Photography I Introduction to the fundamentals of photography. Students will learn manual camera functions and image editing through lecture, demonstration and assignment. Photographic genres, composition and the technical and aesthetic dimensions of photography are discussed and put into practice. Emphasis will be placed on proper camera use and image processing. (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) Note: A DSLR or other approved camera is required for this course. (PHTG-110) (77-101)
Art/Photography ART*142 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Photography II Introduction to analog photography and processes using black & white film and a variety of camera formats. Darkroom techniques are explored through lecture, demonstration, and assignments. Students will photograph, process negatives, and print enlargements of their own work. Emphasis will be placed on proper camera and darkroom techniques. Prerequisite: C- or better in Photography I (ART*141). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (PHTG-112) (77-103) SPRING ONLY
Art/Photography ART*151 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Painting I (Acrylics/Oils) Introduction to studio painting techniques, applications, materials and theory. Observational painting from direct sources is the primary focus. Assignments cover progressive skill levels from basic to refined interpretations of subject matter. Painting history is incorporated into discussions and class evaluations. Prerequisite: C- or better in Drawing II (ART*112) AND Design Principles (GRA*101), OR permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-211) (75-143)
Art/Photography ART*152 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Painting II (Acrylics/Oils) A continuation of Painting I with a strong emphasis on serial images, expressive paint handling, compositional structure and content. Personal development of ideas is encouraged through class assignments and critiques. Prerequisite: C- or better in Painting I (ART*151). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-212) (75-144)
Art/Photography ART*155 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Watercolor I An introduction to watercolor, this course involves the study of equipment, painting surfaces, and painting techniques. Prerequisite: C- or better in Drawing I (ART*111). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-215)
Art/Photography ART*156 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Watercolor II This course is a continuation of Watercolor I involving further studio exploration of painting surfaces and techniques with emphasis upon color mixes, values, arrangements, and schemes. Prerequisites: C- or better in Drawing I (ART*111) and C- or better in Watercolor I (ART*155). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX)
Art/Photography ART*201 3 credits Contemporary Art in the USA Study of the development of the diversity of styles in contemporary art and their reflections of the society in which they were created. Reviews modern trends, emphasizing 1940 to the present. (Elective Type: AH/FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX)
Art/Photography ART*205 3 credits History of Photography Surveys the history of photography from its inception in 1839 to the present. Photography’s relationship to its historical, social and cultural context is considered. Students will examine major photographic artists, movements in photography and technical developments in the medium. (Elective Type: AH/FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (PHTG-100) FALL ONLY
Art/Photography ART*211 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Drawing III An extension of Drawing II, this course moves into evolved image-making with numerous materials, including pastels, watercolors, and collage. The subjective information will address narrative, serial, and large- and small- scale issues. Various drawing formats will be discussed and applied within the student’s personal stylistic direction. Prerequisite: C- or better in Drawing II (ART*112). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-210) SPRING ONLY
Art/Photography ART*212 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Drawing IV A culminating drawing course in the visual fine art program emphasizing refinement and technical skill. Upon completion of Drawing III the student will explore technical refinement and study aspects of interpretive drawing that relate to the development of an individual’s process. Building on the Drawing III, content the individual will continue to pursue a self-chosen style of drawing that becomes the focus for subjective and ideological concerns. Prerequisite: C- or better in Drawing III (ART*211) OR permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-223)
Art/Photography ART*215 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Illustration Problems in illustration are presented to introduce the student to the many facets of the illustration field. Print illustration, book illustration, catalog illustration, and web illustration are a few of the topics covered in this class. Digital and 3-D computer illustration will be presented as alternatives to traditional illustration techniques. Processes involved during the course are as followed but not limited to: Scratchboard, watercolor, ink, fine acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, and pastel. Prerequisite: C- or better in Drawing II (ART*112). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (ART-200) (75-211) SPRING ONLY
Art/Photography ART*220 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Electronic Painting and Drawing Designed for either Fine Art or Graphic Design majors focused on creative interpretation of art forms with the program Painter on the computer. Projects cover a broad range of subject matter from the representational to creative abstraction. Emphasis is on compositional arrangement, color, form, and creative use of Painter’s tools and palettes. Completed projects are printed on high-end ink jet printers. Prerequisite: C- or better in Drawing I (ART*111). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (74-220)
Art/Photography ART*221 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Electronic Painting and Drawing II An advanced course in computer art imaging that increases the students’ abilities in producing computer images that demonstrate greater technical skills, advanced form construction, narrative image making, personal style, and content. Professional artists are discussed through their respective works and analyzed for their specific content and technique. Projects are oriented towards large scale with thematic structures, and a framework of consistent ideas. Electronic collage is a featured aspect of this course. Prerequisite: C- or better in Electronic Painting and Drawing (ART*220). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (74-220)
Art/Photography ART*240 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Nature Photography An advanced photography course focusing on nature, the elements of nature and the various approaches to nature from a photographic standpoint. Landscape imagery, close range subjects, atmospheric conditions, and natural and artificial lighting techniques will be presented and applied. All shooting will occur in natural settings and in various locations. Both black and white and color photography will be employed. (It is recommended that Studio Photography I (ART*243) be taken prior to this course, but it is not required. Prerequisite: C- or better in Photography I (ART*141). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (PHTG-215)
Art/Photography ART*242 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Photography III Students can expand into more advanced, experimental and individual work in analog and digital photography. Exploring the creative potential of the medium, students will explore various processes and techniques including advanced printing and image alterations. Demonstartions will take place throughout the course but ultimately the student’s choice of focus is self-directed. Prerequisite: C- or better in Photography II (ART*142). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX)
Art/Photography ART*243 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Studio Photography I An introduction to lighting techniques and the vast possibilities of working within the photographic studio environment. Through demonstrations, lectures and hands-on assignments, students will learn how to control lighting through the use of strobes and continuous light sources. Standard studio practice and creative problem solving are both emphasized throughout this course. Prerequisite: C- or better in Photography I (ART*141). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (PHTG-213) FALL ONLY
Art/Photography ART*245 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Photographic Computer Manipulation This computer-based course focuses on the use of the computer to alter and manipulate photographic images. Slide scanning, flatbed scanning, and image conversion will be addressed. A thorough examination is made of basic digital electronic techniques, output means, and the possibility of image alterations. Styles and opportunities in the field will be discussed. Prerequisites: C- or better in Photography I (ART*141), AND C- or better in Introduction to Computer Graphics (GRA*110) OR Electronic Painting and Drawing (ART*220); OR permission of the Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (PHTG-214)
Art/Photography ART*250 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Digital Photography A course completely devoted to the photographic digital environment. The digital camera will be used as the primary tool to photograph all subject matter. Digital output, scanning, and file management are concerns that are addressed and detailed within the course content. Students will learn to control the digital camera and peripherals to attain the best results with the digital photograph. All normal circumstances of photography (lighting, etc.) are applied to the digital environment. Prerequisite: C- or better in Photography I (ART*141) OR permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (PHTG-230)
Art/Photography ART*257 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Commercial Photography An advanced photographic lighting course focusing on lighting techniques used by professional photographers in th studio and on location. Emphasis on controlled lighting conditions and visual styling techniques. Technical understanding and personal style are primary concerns in creating visual images in the photographic medium. Prerequisites: C- or better in Photography I (ART*141) and C- or better in Studio Photography I (ART*243). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) FALL ONLY
Art/Photography ART*284 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Pastels A course devoted exclusively to the medium of chalk pastel. Exploration of drawing, blending, and shaping of forms in color with soft pastels on various pastel papers using diverse techniques. Subject matter will be extracted from observation, nature, the human figure, imagination, abstraction, semi-abstraction, and the photographic image. Prerequisites: C- or better in Drawing II (ART*112) or consent of Department Chair. (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX)
Art/Photography ART*289 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio Portfolio Preparation The final course in the Photography Degree is an opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during their time in the program towards a meaningful project which will culminate in a portfolio of images presented in a professional format. Critiques will take place throughout the course but ultimately the student’s choice of focus is self-directed. At the conclusion of this course students will present their work in a gallery exhibition. Prerequisites: C- or better in Photography II (ART*142) and C- or better in Studio Photography I (ART*243). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) SPRING ONLY
Astronomy AST*111 4 credits 3 lecture/2 lab Introduction to Astronomy Descriptive overview of the origin and evolution of the universe; historical evolution of our earth and moon and other planets and satellites in our solar system. Understanding our sun and basic concepts of nuclear processes fueling the sun and other stars in the Milky Way as well as distant galaxies; and study of cosmology. Descriptive and historical principles are emphasized. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: C- or better in Pre-Algebra & Elementary Algebra (MAT*085) or Introductory Algebra (MAT*094) or Elementary Algebra Foundations (MAT*095) or placement into any credit-level mathematics course. (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SCKX/SCRX) (Competency Fulfilled: ScientificReasoning) (SCI-178) (52-131)
Biology BIO*111 3 credits Introduction to Nutrition Investigates the principles of nutrition with respect to basic body needs, the scope of nutrients and foods satisfying those needs, and the results that can be expected in terms of human health when nutrient intake is adequate, deficient, or excessive. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075 or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162); or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Competency fulfilled: Scientific Reasoning)
Biology BIO*115 4 credits 3 lecture/2 lab Human Biology Emphasizes basic human physiology and provides students with an understanding of the human body in health and disease. Aids students in coping with particular health concerns. Attention is drawn to such environmental problems as the relationship between sunlight and skin cancer and the ecological effects of biotechnology. No dissection is required. This one semester course cannot be used to fulfill prerequisites for advanced biology courses. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162); or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SCKX/SCRX) (Competency Fulfilled: ScientificReasoning) (BIO-117) (57-173)
Biology BIO*121 4 credits 3 lecture/3 lab General Biology I Study of the physical and chemical nature of the cell, including biochemistry, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration. Additional focus on topics of cell division, genetics, and understanding of DNA and RNA processes. It is recommended that the student take Concepts of Chemistry prior to or concurrently with this course. Prerequisites: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101 (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SCKX/SCRX) (Competency Fulfilled: ScientificReasoning) (BIO-121) (57-141)
Biology BIO*122 4 credits 3 lecture/3 lab General Biology II A comparative study of systems, covering specific organisms in the five major Kingdoms: Monera, Fungi, Protists, Plants, and Animals. Emphasis on taxonomy, diversity of life, and the evolution of systems as manifested by the influences of genetics and the environment. Dissection is required. Prerequisites: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SCKX/SCRX) (Competency Fulfilled: ScientificReasoning) (BIO-122) (57-142) SPRING ONLY
Biology BIO*155 4 credits 3 lecture/3 lab General Botany Introduces basic principles of plant structure, function, and reproduction including the diversity of plants and environmental influences on plant growth and survival. Applied topics include human uses of plants in agriculture, commerce, medicine and ecology. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Competency Fulfilled: ScientificReasoning) (BIO-222) (63-121) FALL ONLY
Biology BIO*200 3 credits Pestilence, Plagues, and Peoples Surveys select diseases and their impacts and influences on societies and cultures, with an emphasis on the Western world. Students who satisfactorily complete BIO*200 may not take HIS*200.Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading and Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading and Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G/LAS/S)
Biology BIO*205 3 credits Nutrition for Health Professionals

Provides health care professionals with information on the current concepts in nutrition.  The course includes biochemistry and metabolism of nutrients as well as nutrition throughout the life cycle.  Nutritional counseling is an integral part of the course.  Students who satisfactorily complete BIO*205 may not take DHY*205.  Prerequisite: C- or better in Concepts of Chemistry (CHE*111), General

Biology I (BIO*121) or Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO*211).  (Elective type: G)

Biology BIO*211 4 credits 3 lecture/3 lab Anatomy and Physiology I The structure and function of the human body will be discussed in depth for each of the organ systems. Physiology will be presented from a biochemical and organ point of view. Prerequisites: C- or better in General Biology I (BIO*121) AND C- or better in Concepts of Chemistry (CHE*111) or General Chemistry I (CHE*121). (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SCKX/SCRX) (Competency Fulfilled: ScientificReasoning) (BIO-225) (61-111)
Biology BIO*212 4 credits 3 lecture/3 lab Anatomy and Physiology II Continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I. Lecture and Laboratory. Dissection is required. Prerequisite: C- or better in Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO*211). (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SCKX/SCRX) (Competency Fulfilled: ScientificReasoning) (BIO-226) (61-112)
Biology BIO*235 4 credits 3 lecture/3 lab Microbiology Introduction to microorganisms: bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, microscopic algae, and some multicellular parasites. Bacteria and their role in health and disease are emphasized. Skills of observing, gathering, and reporting data, drawing conclusions, identifying problems, and procedure evaluation emphasized. Prerequisites: C- or better in General Biology I (BIO*121) AND C- or better in Concepts of Chemistry (CHE*111) OR General Chemistry I (CHE*121). (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SCKX/SCRX) (Competency Fulfilled: ScientificReasoning) (BIO-250) (57-261)
Business-General BBG*101 3 credits Introduction to Business Introduces the principles and practices of business management. Topics include: Informational and legal foundations for business management; economic, regulatory, and societal environment of business; entrepreneurship, finance, and marketing; planning, organizing, leading and controlling a business organization. (Elective Type: G)
Business-General BBG*115 3 credits Business Software Applications This hands-on course is designed for Business Administration/Marketing majors to utilize the microcomputer as a tool as they relate to the business environment. These software packages include an emphasis on Excel to build flexible spreadsheets used in business decision-making, supplemented with Word to produce professional-looking documents, Access to select and analyze data to produce valid results, and Powerpoint to effectively present and communicate. Social networking sites and their impact upon business will be explored. Individual and group projects will require students to utilize the MS Suite to prepare business documents, produce in-house publications and create business presentations using themes, tables and graphs. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing I (ENG*065) or placement into Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) OR Introduction to College English (ENG*096) OR Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), OR Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CONX)
Business-General BBG*214 3 credits e-Business This course covers the basics of how to start and manage an e-business enterprise and examines the impact of the internet on business and how it has expanded a firm’s ability to customize its product and service offerings. Emphasis is on new venture finance, the economics of e-commerce, as well as the special finance and business management problems associated with e-commerce such as on-line payments, security, customer service, and inventory control. (Elective Type: G)
Business-General BBG*215 3 credits Global Business An examination of international trade and multinational business and the expanding global economic integration. Topics discussed include the economic, political, legal, social, and cultural environment for global business, international trade theory and praxis, international financial markets and system, international economic and financial institutions, and an analysis of global business management issues such as global marketing, distribution, production, financial control, and managing a multicultural workforce, as well as questions of ethics and social responsibility. Prerequisites: C- or better in Principles of Macroeconomics (ECN*101). (Elective Type: G)
Business-General BBG*231 3 credits Business Law I A study of business law as defined by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Specific topics include contracts involving the sale of goods, warranties and product liability, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, property law, and creditors’ rights and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G/HU) (BUS-102) (29-141)
Business-General BBG*232 3 credits Business Law II Examines the history and evolution of law in the United States. Specific topics include: Constitutional Law, the Bill of Rights, courts and procedures, tort law, criminal law, contract law, and business organizations. Prerequisite: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G/HU) (BUS-202) (29-142)
Business-General BBG*237 3 credits e-Commerce Law & Ethics The legal environment and ethical issues of e-commerce are examined. The scope of the global legal context is applied to internet-based businesses that, through necessity, operate across borders and legal systems. This course establishes a foundation for students to understand the legal and ethical implications of this new business environment. (Elective Type: G/HU)
Business-General BBG*240 3 credits Business Ethics A critical examination (both practical and theoretical) of contemporary moral problems in business, such as employee rights and responsibilities, pay equity and comparable worth, whistle-blowing, trade secrets and confidentiality, conflict of interest, discrimination and sexual harassment, pollution, consumer protection, professional ethics, truth-telling in business dealings, social responsibility of business, and fiduciary responsibility to stockholders and stakeholders. It is recommended that students take at least six (6) credits in Business, Economics, or Philosophy, or English prior to taking this course. Prerequisite: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101) or permission of Department Chair. (Elective Type: G) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX) (BUS-204) (25-127)
Business-General BBG*290 1 credits Business Programs Capstone For students who are in their final semester of study in the Business Administration Degree and Option programs, but will not be taking a Practicum course, the Business Programs Capstone is designed to help students demonstrate competency in General Education Abilities and Program Learning Outcomes. Throughout their program at Tunxis, students will have been compiling a portfolio of best work that demonstrates mastery of General Education Abilities, as well as Program Learning Outcomes. In this course, students will complete the development of their portfolio and, depending on the program, possibly sit for an exit exam or project. Students will also reflect on their learning experience at Tunxis and in their program. Prerequisites: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101), and 12 credits in Business courses. Note: Students should be enrolled in their final semester of classes. (Elective Type: G)
Business-Entrepreneurship BBG*292 3 credits Business Practicum Provides students the opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge and skills gained in the program through an individualized capstone experience, which includes an internship or project component and a classroom component. Internship involves employment or volunteer engagement in a company, public agency, or non-profit organization. Alternatively, students may complete the internship component of the Practicum through directed independent project(s) involving advanced analysis, research, and writing. Both the internship experience and the directed projects are designed to assess the students’ mastery of the program learning objectives, and to further develop their professional skills. Students planning to enroll in the Practicum should meet with the Program Coordinator or Practicum Instructor to learn of existing Internship opportunities, or to define the elements of a meaningful internship experience either at their current employer or a new internship position. Students are responsible for attaining their own internship. With permission of the Program Coordinator or Practicum instructor, the internship work hours may occur prior to the students registering for the Practicum. The classroom component involves several seminars or workshops, meeting in the classroom and/or online during the semester to discuss the students’ internship experience, as well as their academic, professional, and career development. In addition, student mastery of general education abilities and program learning outcomes will be assessed. The assessment of these outcomes may include completing a directed project and/or developing an ePortfolio. Prerequisites: Permission of the Program Coordinator or Business Practicum Instructor. Prior to taking the Business Practicum, students must have completed twelve business core or program option credits with a grade of C- or better, AND have completed at least 40 credits towards their associate degree or 15 credits towards their BA Certificate. (Elective Type: G)
Business-Finance BES*218 3 credits Entrepreneurship Introduces students to the art of entrepreneurship and the skills needed for starting and managing small businesses. It begins with a self-assessment of entrepreneurial skills and continues through a survey of all the major issues in new and small business management. Students are expected to develop a complete business plan. The teaching methodology relies heavily on experimental exercises, student team projects and case studies. Prerequisites: C- or better in Principles of Marketing (BMK*201), Principles of Financial Accounting (ACC*113) AND Composition (ENG*101), OR permission of Department Chair. (Elective Type: G) (BUS-225)
Business-Finance BFN*110 3 credits Personal Finance Provides an overview of the financial planning and investing process. It examines personal incomes and budgets, home and consumer financing, insurance of personal assets, personal investing and retirement planning. Topics covered will include the time value of money, investments, loans and credit, cash management, taxes, life and health insurance, and estate planning. (Elective Type: G)
Business-Finance BFN*201 3 credits Principles of Finance An introduction to the principles of financial management and the impact of the financial markets and institutions on that managerial function. Major topics include the environment of financial management, evaluation of a firm’s financial performance, financial forecasting, working capital management, corporate securities and financing the short- and long-term requirements of the firm, time value of money, capital and cash budgeting, the relationship of risk to return, cost of capital, leverage, and evaluation of alternative methods of financing. An analytical emphasis will be placed on the tools and techniques of the investment, financing, and dividend decision. Prerequisites: C- or better in Principles of Financial Accounting (ACC*113), C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading and Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101), OR permission of Department Chair. Prerequisite or co-requisite: Intermediate Algebra (MAT*137) or Elementary & Intermediate Algebra Combined (MAT*139), or placement into higher mathematics, OR permission of Department Chair. (Elective Type: G) (BUS-209)
Business-Finance BFN*203 3 credits Investment Principles An introduction to the principles and concepts of investment analysis and the valuation of various financial instruments. Topics include the functioning of financial markets; valuation of various investment vehicles, such as common stocks, preferred securities, bonds, mutual funds, warrants, options, and other derivatives; and modern portfolio theory. Students will participate in an investment simulation to provide realistic experience in portfolio management. Prerequisite: C- or better in Principles of Finance (BFN*201). (Elective Type: G) (BUS-207) (23-111)
Business-Finance BFN*292 3 credits Finance Practicum Provides students the opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge and skills gained in the program through an individualized capstone experience, which includes an internship or project component and a classroom component. Internship involves employment or volunteer engagement in a company, public agency, or non-profit organization. Alternatively, students may complete the internship component of the Practicum through directed independent project(s) involving advanced analysis, research, and writing. Both the internship experience and the directed projects are designed to assess the students’ mastery of the program learning objectives, and to further develop their professional skills. Students planning to enroll in the Practicum should meet with the Program Coordinator or Practicum Instructor to learn of existing Internship opportunities, or to define the elements of a meaningful internship experience either at their current employer or a new internship position. Students are responsible for attaining their own internship. With permission of the Program Coordinator or Practicum instructor, the internship work hours may occur prior to the students registering for the Practicum. The classroom component involves several seminars or workshops, meeting in the classroom and/or online during the semester to discuss the students’ internship experience, as well as their academic, professional, and career development. In addition, student mastery of general education abilities and program learning outcomes will be assessed. The assessment of these outcomes may include completing a directed project and/or developing an ePortfolio. Prerequisites: Permission of the Program Coordinator or Business Practicum Instructor. Prior to taking the Business Practicum, students must have completed twelve business core or program option credits with a grade of C- or better, AND have completed at least 40 credits towards their associate degree or 15 credits towards their BA Certificate. (Elective Type: G)
Business-Management BMG*202 3 credits Principles of Management Integrates the study of management principles with the development of leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. Topics include the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions of management; as well as group dynamics, team building, leadership, conflict and change, diversity, and organizational culture. Through experiential and group exercises and case studies, students will gain experience in teamwork, leadership, problem solving, and decision-making. Prerequisite: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (BUS-101) (28-111)
Business-Management BMG*210 3 credits Organizational Behavior Study of individual and group processes and behavior in organizational context, organizational structure and design, organizational culture and the management of organizational change. Topics include motivation, learning, group dynamics, communication, decision making, leadership, conflict, power, political behavior, and organizational culture. Prerequisite: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (BUS-201) (28-112) FALL ONLY
Business-Management BMG*220 3 credits Human Resources Management Introduction to the functions of Human Resource Management in today’s dynamic business environment. Topics include but are not limited to personnel, planning, recruitment, testing, training, compensation, motivation, appraisals, discipline, and career management. In addition, the welfare and safety of employees, harmonious working relations, equal employment, and international and diversity issues will be discussed. Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (BUS-203) (28-261) SPRING ONLY
Business-Management BMG*280 3 credits Management of the Virtual Organization The science and application of management principles are constantly changing as organizations change to be more flexible and cost effective. The virtual organization, team based organizations, and networked organizations are just a few of the new configurations that are encountered in today’s business world. This course exposes students to these new organizations, to help them apply management principles to these structures and equip them to work in the present-day global workplace. Prerequisite: C- or better in eBusiness (BBG*214) OR permission of Department Chair. (Elective Type: G)
Business-Marketing BMK*103 3 credits Principles of Retailing Introduction to the technical and theoretical aspects of retailing. Areas of emphasis include merchandise management, buying, pricing, site selection, operations, and human resources management. Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075), OR C- or better in Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (MKT-103) (25-101)
Business-Marketing BMK*201 3 credits Principles of Marketing Introduction to the fundamental concepts of marketing. Examination of effective practices of product development, distribution, price structure, and promotion throughout the marketing process, including research, execution and evaluation. Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075), or C- or better in Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101); Co-requisite: Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (MKT-101) (25-111)
Business-Marketing BMK*207 3 credits Consumer Behavior A study of consumer behavior with an emphasis on the complexity of consumer decision-making and how consumers influence current marketing practices. Topics include consumer decision-making, advertising, consumer-trend analysis, marketing strategy, and consumer buying behavior. Prerequisite: C- or better in Principles of Marketing (BMK*201). (Elective Type: G) (MKT-201) (25-121)
Business-Marketing BMK*214 3 credits International Marketing An analysis of the techniques, procedures, and strategies used by multinational firms. Emphasis on the economic, cultural, political/legal and technological factors that influence the marketing of consumer and business goods. Methods and sources of data for determining products to sell and countries in which to sell them are studied. Prerequisites: C- or better in Principles of Marketing (BMK*201). (Elective Type: G)
Business-Marketing BMK*216 3 credits Internet Marketing This course examines how the Internet has brought new capabilities to the marketing function. Students revisit the basic tenets of marketing and assess the impact of the Internet on these basic principles, addressing benefits as well as the limitations of Internet Marketing. Emphasis is on the practical application of electronic commerce technology solutions to the elements of the marketing mix and the implementation of marketing plans. Prerequisite: C- or better in Principles of Marketing (BMK*201). (Elective Type: G)
Business-Marketing BMK*245 3 credits Integrated Marketing Communications The planning, design, integration, and management of contemporary marketing communications. The course focuses on the unification of advertising, direct marketing, Internet and interactive marketing, sales promotion, publicity and public relations, and personal selling with an emphasis on the competitive and strategic value of communications in the marketplace. Prerequisite: C- or better in Principles of Marketing (BMK*201). (Elective Type: G)
Business-Marketing BMK*283 3 credits Marketing Management The management application of marketing to the decision-making process in profit and nonprofit enterprises. Primary emphasis is on the development, implementation, management and evaluation of total marketing programs through case-study analysis. Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Marketing Communications (BMK*245) OR Consumer Behavior (BMK*207), AND C- or better in Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G)
Business-Marketing BMK*292 3 credits Practicum in Marketing Provides students the opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge and skills gained in the program through an individualized capstone experience, which includes an internship or project component and a classroom component. Internship involves employment or volunteer engagement in a company, public agency, or non-profit organization. Alternatively, students may complete the internship component of the Practicum through directed independent project(s) involving advanced analysis, research, and writing. Both the internship experience and the directed projects are designed to assess the students’ mastery of the program learning objectives, and to further develop their professional skills. Students planning to enroll in the Practicum should meet with the Program Coordinator or Practicum Instructor to learn of existing Internship opportunities, or to define the elements of a meaningful internship experience either at their current employer or a new internship position. Students are responsible for attaining their own internship. With permission of the Program Coordinator or Practicum instructor, the internship work hours may occur prior to the students registering for the Practicum. The classroom component involves several seminars or workshops, meeting in the classroom and/or online during the semester to discuss the students’ internship experience, as well as their academic, professional, and career development. In addition, student mastery of general education abilities and program learning outcomes will be assessed. The assessment of these outcomes may include completing a directed project and/or developing an ePortfolio. Prerequisites: Permission of the Program Coordinator or Business Practicum Instructor. Prior to taking the Business Practicum, students must have completed twelve business core or program option credits with a grade of C- or better, AND have completed at least 40 credits towards their associate degree or 15 credits towards their BA Certificate. (Elective Type: G) (MKT-250)
Business-Marketing BMK*294 3 credits Retail Business Management Practicum Provides students the opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge and skills gained in the program through an individualized capstone experience, which includes an internship or project component and a classroom component. Internship involves employment or volunteer engagement in a company, public agency, or non-profit organization. Alternatively, students may complete the internship component of the Practicum through directed independent project(s) involving advanced analysis, research, and writing. Both the internship experience and the directed projects are designed to assess the students’ mastery of the program learning objectives, and to further develop their professional skills. Students planning to enroll in the Practicum should meet with the Program Coordinator or Practicum Instructor to learn of existing Internship opportunities, or to define the elements of a meaningful internship experience either at their current employer or a new internship position. Students are responsible for attaining their own internship. With permission of the Program Coordinator or Practicum instructor, the internship work hours may occur prior to the students registering for the Practicum. The classroom component involves several seminars or workshops, meeting in the classroom and/or online during the semester to discuss the students’ internship experience, as well as their academic, professional, and career development. In addition, student mastery of general education abilities and program learning outcomes will be assessed. The assessment of these outcomes may include completing a directed project and/or developing an ePortfolio. Prerequisites: Permission of the Program Coordinator or Business Practicum Instructor. Prior to taking the Business Practicum, students must have completed twelve business core or program option credits with a grade of C- or better, AND have completed at least 40 credits towards their associate degree or 15 credits towards their BA Certificate. (Elective Type: G) (MKT-204) (27-431)
Business Office Technology BOT*111 3 credits Keyboarding for Information Processing I An introduction to the keyboard. The student will learn to keyboard by the touch method covering the entire letter, figure, and symbol reaches. The course will also provide students with applications of keyboarding skill. This will be in the form of both accuracy and speed development and in the following basic word processing skills: create, format, save, print and open a document. Other basic formatting applications such as centering copy horizontally and vertically, proper word division and personal and business correspondence will also be emphasized. All course work is to be completed on an IBM compatible pc. This is a touch-typing course at the beginning level of skill designed to familiarize the student with the keyboard and correct keyboarding techniques. (Elective Type: G) (BOT-101) (22-101)
Business Office Technology BOT*137 3 credits Word Processing Applications An intermediate course with tabulation problems, special forms, various models of business letters, reports, and rough drafts with special attention paid to good judgment and problem-solving activities. There will also be the continuation of speed and accuracy building. All course work is to be completed on a window-based computer using Microsoft Word 2010. The student must be able to follow oral and written instructions with minimum supervision. Prerequisite: C- or better in Keyboarding for Information Processing I (BOT*111) OR permission of Program Coordinator OR waiver. (Elective Type: G) (BOT-102) (22-102)
Business Office Technology BOT*180 3 credits Medical Terminology A basic study of medical vocabulary. It introduces word construction, pronunciation, prefixes, suffixes, and root words. This course is designed to provide application of complex medical terminology to areas of medical science, hospital service and health-related professions. Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101), or permission of Program Coordinator. Co-requisite: Keyboarding for Information Processing I (BOT*111) or permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) (BOT-113)
Business Office Technology BOT*181 3 credits Medical Coding I The study of basic ICD-10-CM and CPT coding. Diagnoses, procedures, signs and symptoms will be studied and coded using the necessary textbooks and professional publications. Prerequisite: C- or better in Medical Terminology (BOT*180) OR permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) (BOT-214) FALL ONLY
Business Office Technology BOT*182 3 credits Medical Coding II A continuation of concepts introduced in Medical Coding I. Students will utilize medical records and case histories to code the diagnoses and procedures according to the level of care received in the appropriate medical facilities. Prerequisites: C- or better in Medical Coding I (BOT*181) OR permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) SPRING ONLY
Business Office Technology BOT*210 3 credits Computerized Office Applications Provides students with hands-on experience in spreadsheet applications and presentation graphics. Students will utilize an integrated software package to complete business projects. Prerequisite: C- or better in Word Processing Applications II (BOT*215) OR permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) (BOT-216) FALL ONLY
Business Office Technology BOT*215 3 credits Word Processing Applications II Equips students with the problem-solving and decision-making skills necessary to operate a word processing system. The course covers more complex operations performed on a word processor as well as continued speed and accuracy development. Concepts will be stressed. Familiarity with the technical and functional operations of the word processor and several specialized types of operations such as merge, graphics, and pagination, will be utilized. Proofreading and communications as they relate to the efficient operation of a word-processing system will be essential. Individualized self-instructional programs will be used for hands-on learning. Prerequisite: C- or better in Word Processing Applications (BOT*137) OR permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) (BOT-201) (22-107) FALL ONLY
Business Office Technology BOT*219 3 credits Integrated Office Provides students with hands-on experience in database management. Topics include the role of administrative support services, use of various computer software skills, electronic communication, and the internet. Students will utilize an integrated software package (word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics) to complete business projects. Prerequisite: C- or better in Computerized Office Applications (BOT*210) OR permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) (BOT-204) (22-239) SPRING ONLY
Business Office Technology BOT*251 3 credits Administrative Procedures Introduces students to up-to-date methods of information management in the office. Topics include records management, setting priorities, and machine transcription. Students are introduced to effective self-marketing techniques and business research methods. Pre- or co-requisite: C- or better in Word Processing Applications (BOT*137) OR permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) (BOT-203) (22-238)
Business Office Technology BOT*287 3 credits Foundations/Management Medical Insurance This course is designed to develop the abilities and skills that will enable students to define and explain the role of the health insurance specialist, major types of health insurance policies, contracts, guidelines, laws, and the reimbursement cycle. Comparisons of private insurances, State, and Federal programs are covered as well as analysis and completion of appropriate insurance forms and application information. Emphasis will be placed on pertinent legal and ethical issues as well as protected health information and confidentiality. Prerequisite: C- or better in Medical Terminology (BOT*180). Co-rerequisite: Medical Coding I (BOT*181). (Elective Type: G) SPRING ONLY
Business Office Technology BOT*288 3 credits Medical Practice Management Software Applications This hands-on computer applications course prepares medical administrative professionals to efficiently use practice management software in managing the operational, patient, and financial data in medical offices and hospital environments. Software skills covered will include appointment scheduling, patient registration, procedure posting, primary and secondary insurance billing, electronic payment posting, patient billing and collections, report generation and file maintenance. Prerequisite: C- or better in both Word Processing Applications (BOT*137), and Medical Coding I (BOT*181); and placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) FALL ONLY
Business Office Technology BOT*291 3 credits Electronic Health Records Introduces the health information technology (HIT) utilized in electronic health records (EHR) systems and fiscal management. Students will obtain hands-on experience through integrated practice management software to obtain a comprehensive picture with an emphasis on quality assurance, legal, and ethical practices of documenting the clinical and administrative tasks that take place for a total patient encounter. Prerequisite: C- or better in Medical Practice Management Software Applications (BOT*288). (Elective Type: G) SPRING ONLY
Business Office Technology BOT*295 3 credits Administrative Practicum Provides an integration of knowledge gained in previous program courses through review and practical application with special emphasis on decision-making responsibilities. On-the-job experience in a business or professional office previously approved by the Program Coordinator will be required. Parameters of the work experience will be established under the direction of the faculty member. Students will participate in the work experience under the supervision of personnel in the assigned position who will coordinate and evaluate a student’s performance with the college instructor. Hours will be arranged by mutual consent of the student and employer. Prerequisites: Program Enrollment, completion of 12 credits in the BOT discipline, and permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) (BOT-207)(22-227) SPRING ONLY
Chemistry CHE*111 4 credits 3 lecture/2 lab Concepts of Chemistry Fundamental principles and methods of chemistry are studied, including atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, and thermodynamics. Provides an introduction to physical, nuclear, organic, and biological chemistry. Suitable for students needing a brief survey course or science elective; not intended for science or engineering majors. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: C- or better in Pre-Algebra & Elementary Algebra (MAT*085), or Introductory Algebra (MAT*094), or Elementary Algebra Foundations (MAT*095), or placement into any credit-level mathematics course. (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SCKX/SCRX)(Competency Fulfilled: Scientific Reasoning) (CHE-110) (54-128)
Chemistry CHE*121 4 credits 3 lecture/3 lab General Chemistry I The fundamental principles, theories, and laws of chemistry are studied. Topics include: atomic theory and the structure of the atom, the aggregated states of matter, kinetic molecular theory, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, periodicity, solutions and colloids.Prerequisite: C- or better in Intermediate Algebra (MAT*137) or Elementary and Intermediate Algebra Combined (MAT*139). Intermediate Algebra for Liberal Arts (MAT*137L) is NOT sufficient for entry into this course.(Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SCKX/SCRX) (Competency Fulfilled: ScientificReasoning) (CHE-121) (54-131)
Chemistry CHE*122 4 credits 3 lecture/3 lab General Chemistry II Further study of the principles, theories and laws of chemistry. Topics include: thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibria, oxidation and reduction reactions, descriptive chemistry of the elements and their compounds and an introduction to organic and nuclear chemistry. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: C- or better in General Chemistry I (CHE*121). (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Competency Fulfilled: ScientificReasoning) (CHE-122) (54-132)
Chemistry CHE*210 4 credits 3 lecture/4 lab Introduction to Organic Chemistry A one-semester survey of organic chemistry. Includes nomenclature, aliphatic, aromatic and heterocyclic compounds, functional groups, reaction mechanisms, biochemistry, organic syntheses and modern techniques of instrumental analyses. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: C- or better in General Chemistry I (CHE*121) or permission of Department Chair. (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Competency Fulfilled: ScientificReasoning)
Chemistry CHE*211 4 credits 3 lecture/4 lab Organic Chemistry I A general introduction to organic chemistry, the study of carbon compounds. Topics include: molecular structure and properties, including molecular orbitals and bonding; conjugation and resonance; reaction; thermodynamics, including energy of activation and transition state; stereochemistry; stereoselective and stereospecific reactions; chemistry of aliphatic compounds: alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes and their derivatives; free-radical and electrophilic reactions; and cyclic aliphatic compounds. Laboratory sessions will illustrate fundamental techniques of organic chemistry using semi-micro and micro scale apparatus as well as instrumental methods of analysis, including gas chromatography and infra-red spectroscopy. This course is the first of a two-semester sequence. Prerequisite: C- or better in General Chemistry II (CHE*122) or permission of Department Chair or 1 year general college Chemistry. (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SCKX/SCRX) (Competency Fulfilled: ScientificReasoning) (CHE-211)
Chemistry CHE*212 4 credits 3 lecture/4 lab Organic Chemistry II Continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics include aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, phenols, and aryl halides. Reaction mechanism studies include carbanions, electrophilic substitutions and nucleophilic additions and nucleophilic substitutions. Laboratory sessions continue principles initiated in the precursor course. Prerequisite: C- or better in Organic Chemistry I (CHE*211). (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Competency Fulfilled: ScientificReasoning) (CHE-212)
Chemistry CHE*213 3 credits Principles of Organic Chemistry I – Lecture only A general introduction to organic chemistry, the study of carbon compounds. Topics include: molecular structure and properties, including molecular orbitals and bonding; conjugation and resonance; reaction; thermodynamics, including energy of activation and transition state; stereochemistry; stereoselective and stereospecific reactions; chemistry of aliphatic compounds: alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes and their derivatives; free-radical and electrophilic reactions; and cyclic aliphatic compounds. Intended for students who have successfully completed Organic Chemistry Laboratory sessions but who wish to review their lecture component without repeating the laboratory requirement. This course is not intended for those students who believe they only need the lecture or do not have time for the laboratory requirements, as the laboratory sessions will not be available later alone. This course is the first of a two-semester sequence. Prerequisites: C- or better in General Chemistry II (CHE*122) or 1 year general college Chemistry; and permission of department chair. (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Comptency fulfilled: Scientific KNowledge & Understanding)
Chemistry CHE*214 3 credits Principles of Organic Chemistry II – Lecture only Continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics include: aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, phenols and aryl halides. Reaction mechanism studies include carbanions, electrophilic substitutions and nucleophilic additions and nucleophilic substitutions. This course is intended for students who have successfully completed Organic Chemistry Laboratory sessions but who wish to review their lecture component without repeating the laboratory requirement. This course is not intended for those students who believe they only need the lecture or do not have time for the laboratory requirements, as the laboratory sessions will not be available later alone. This course is the second of a two-semester sequence. Prerequisites: C- or better in Organic Chemistry I (CHE*211) or Principles of Organic Chemistry I (CHE*213), and permission of department chair. (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Competency fulfilled: Scientific Knowledge & Understanding)
Chinese CHI*111 4 credits Elementary Chinese I Presents the essentials of Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese. Course includes essential grammar in Chinese using simple phrases and common expressions and highlights the diverse cultures of Chinese-Speaking peoples. Context for learning is self, family, school and community. Note: Not appropriate for native speakers of Chinese. (Elective Type: FL/G/HU/LAS)
Chinese CHI*112 4 credits Elementary Chinese II Builds and expands skills from Elementary Chinese I with further study of Chinese grammar, sentence patterns, vocabulary and the diverse cultures of Chinese-speaking peoples. Students begin to negotiate simple transactions and address the challenges of daily life in the Chinese culture. Context for learning is based on activities from daily life. Note: Course is not appropriate for Native Speakers of Chinese. Prerequisite: C- or better in Elementary Chinese I (CHI*101 or CHI*111) or permission of Department Chair. (Elective Type: FL/G/HU/LAS)
Civic Engagement CEI*292 3 credits Civic Engagement Practicum The Civic Engagement Practicum is a three-credit course designed to give those interested in the civic engagement certificate a hands on experience with civic activity either on campus or in their community. It also requires a reflection of that experience and a way to tie together the courses required for the program. The student will be required to perform a minimum of 80 hours of field work or the equivalent in projects, assignments, research work, and campus civic engagement activities in a manner that is individually tailored to meet appropriate academic and career goals. Prerequisite: Completion of at least three courses required for the Civic Engagement Certificate.
College Preparation CSS-013 3 credits College Study Skills Provides students with the academic skills necessary for success in college and begins to prepare them for the rigors of college level work. Students learn and practice specific study skills and strategies through reading, writing, class discussions, lectures, group presentations and workshops. Students discover their own learning styles and develop learning and study plans based on their educational goals and current lifestyles. This three-credit course is strongly recommended for all students who have placed in Integrated Reading and Writing I (ENG*065). This course does not satisfy an elective in any degree program; neither do its credits count toward graduation.
College Preparation CSS-099 1 credit Portfolio Workshop for Introduction to College English Provides support for students who have submitted complete portfolios for Introduction to College English (ENG*096) that have not quite met the course abilities. This is a workshop for students who need additional time and practice to demonstrate the course abilities. Provides instruction in a lab setting to address Introduction to College English skill areas. Prerequisite: Recommendation of Introduction to College English (ENG*096) faculty. (Elective Type: G)
College Preparation CSS-100 3 credits Student Development Seminar Student Development Seminar is a course for first-year students that addresses issues relating to the transition to college. Students learn strategies for academic success through the use of learning styles research, goal setting/academic planning, and learning and practicing study skills. Students reflect on and analyze learning experiences, learn about campus resources, and explore career options. This three-credit course can be used as a general elective. (Elective Type: G) (01-102)
College Preparation CSS-101 3 credits First Year Experience First Year Experience prepares students to develop their own plan for academic, personal and professional success through self-evaluation, application of specific strategies, discussions, guided journaling and classroom exercises. These activities help students acquire effective study strategies, stimulate critical thinking, practice oral and written expression, establish goals, identify and participate in the co-curricular life of the college, encourage meaningful relationships with professors and classmates, and choose behaviors leading to a more successful academic experience. This three credit college-level course is strongly recommended for all students who are new to college. (Elective Type: G)
Communication COM*100 3 credits Introduction to Communication Introduces students to fundamental theories of effective communication in intrapersonal, interpersonal, and small group settings. In a workshop environment, students will practice effective oral communication strategies and offer a narrative and a group presentation. (Elective Type: G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SOCX)
Communication COM*101 3 credits Introduction to Mass Communication Surveys mass communication and media literacy in today’s society by investigating forms of media (print, radio, music, movies, television, and the Internet), the messages of media (news, public relations, advertising, and entertainment), and the ethical, legal, and cultural issues surrounding media. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX)
Communication COM*121 3 credits Journalism I Students receive an introduction to news-writing, reporting, and information-gathering through completion of writing assignments and study of work done by journalists in print, television, Internet, and radio news. Attention is given to the tasks and responsibilities of persons who write for today’s varied media. Students also explore ethical questions that confront news media and those who work in news media. May be used as an English elective. Prerequisite: C or better in Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: E/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CONX) (ENG-107) (80-141) FALL ONLY
Communication COM*154 3 credits Film Study & Appreciation In this introduction to American film, students learn its history, individual styles of directors, the language of the art of the moving image and film genres. Selected films will be viewed and analyzed. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: AESX) (COMM-100) (71-142)
Communication COM*167 3 credits (1 lecture/3 studio) Film & Video Techniques Introduces the basic principles of video production by providing practical experience in how to conceive, shoot, and edit short fiction and non-fiction videos. In a collaborative environment, students will learn how to create audio/visual messages to effectively communicate a narrative. Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) OR Introduction to College English (ENG*096) OR Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) .
Communication COM*172 3 credits Interpersonal Communication Introduces the fundamental theories, principles and practices of interpersonal communication. Topics include self-concept, perception, emotions, language, non-verbal communication, listening, relational dynamics, conflict management and the impact of media and other technologies in a dynamic workshop environment. Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) OR Introduction to College English (ENG*096) OR Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SOCX) (SPE-101)
Communication COM*173 3 credits Public Speaking Introduces students to the principles of oral communication with an emphasis on the public speaking skills needed for academic and professional presentations. Students will apply their knowledge of the theories of effective oral communication and present a variety of speeches that appropriately use audio visual aids and outside research. In a workshop environment, students will enhance their skills in critical thinking and listening by assessing their own public speaking and providing feedback on the public speaking of others. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: (SPE-103)
Communication COM*201 3 credits Introduction to Public Relations Examines public relations as a management function in corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations. Focus is given to research, development, implementation, and evaluation of a planned communication program for internal and external publics, including promotion, media relations and special events. Using both theoretical foundations and case studies, students explore the past, present, and future roles of public relations in an organization’s branding, ethics and social responsibility, and crisis management strategies. Prerequisite: C- or better in Composition. (Elective Type: G/HU/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX)
Communication COM*211 3 credits Screenwriting An introduction to the standard practices of screenwriting. Students will analyze cinematic techniques along with character and plot development in films and screenplays. Students will practice writing in an accepted screenwriting format and share their work in a workshop environment. Students will write treatments, “pitch” project proposals, and analyze storyboards that visually communicate ideas to others. This course will serve as an English elective. Prerequisite: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: E/G/HU/LAS)
Computers-Aided Drafting CAD*110 3 credits Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting An introduction to the techniques of generating graphic images with computers, using AutoCAD. Topics include: overview of CAD technology, computer technology, hardware descriptions and requirements, file manipulation and management, two- dimensional geometric construction, symbol library creation, dimensioning, scaling, sectioning, plotting, detail and assembly drawing including tolerance studies. (Elective Type: G)
Computers-Aided Drafting CAD*133 3 lecture/1 lab CAD Mechanical AutoCAD Introduces students to the technical drawing field. Students will use Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) for geometric construction; 3D modeling; orthographic projection; sectional views and auxiliary views; and dimensioning and tolerancing. Traditional equipment is used to reinforce pictorial sketching and drawing techniques. Prerequisite: C- or better in Pre-Algebra & Elementary Algebra (MAT*085) or Introductory Algebra (MAT*094) or Elementary Algebra Foundations (MAT*095) or placement into Intermediate Algebra (MAT*137). (Elective Type: G) (21-121) (CAD-121)
Computers-Aided Drafting CAD*204 3 credits 3 lecture/1 lab CAD 3D Architectural AutoCAD Applies engineering and technological principles to the design of residential and light commercial structures. Students will create architectural drawings and three-dimensional models using AutoCAD software. This course is offered concurrently with CAD*218 at the same time in the same classroom. It is not possible to take both courses at the same time. Prerequisite: C- or better in CAD Mechanical AutoCAD (CAD*133). (Elective Type: G) (CAD-160)
Computers-Aided Drafting CAD*218 3 credits 3 lecture/1 lab CAD 3D Mechanical AutoCAD Applies engineering and technological principles to the design of everyday items, machine elements, and mechanical systems. Students will create 3D wireframe and solid machines from which engineering and production drawings will be derived using AutoCAD/CADKEY software. This course is offered concurrently with CAD*204 at the same time in the same classroom. It is not possible to take both courses at the same time. Prerequisite: C- or better in CAD Mechanical AUTOCAD (CAD*133). (Elective Type: G) (CAD-150)
Computers-Aided Drafting CAD*252 3 lecture/1 lab Architectural Design & Modeling Enables students to develop advanced skills and understanding of the conceptual design process. Students will design mass models, building shells and cores, rendered images, landscapes, and architectural drawings. Modeling techniques are explored primarily using AutoCAD’s Architectural Desktop. Prerequisite: C- or better in CAD 3D Architectural (CAD*204). (Elective Type: G) (CAD-161)
Computers-Aided Drafting CAD*268 3 lecture/1 lab Mechanical Design & Modeling Enables students to develop advanced skills and understanding of the conceptual design process. Solid and parametric modeling techniques are explored primarily using AutoCAD’s Mechanical Desktop and CADKEY’s parametrics. Topics include assembly modeling, rapid prototyping, parametric and constraint-based modeling, mass property analysis, designing for manufacturing/assembly, and data exchange standards. Prerequisite: C- or better in CAD 3D Mechanical AutoCAD (CAD*218). (Elective Type: G) (CAD-151)
Computers-Applications CSA*105 3 credits Introduction to Software Applications This hands-on introductory course is intended for students interested in learning to use the computer as a productivity tool. Course content includes the fundamentals of Windows XP, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and the Internet. (Elective Type: G) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CONX) NOTE: Any three-credit computer information systems course satisfies the requirements of a business elective.
Computers-Applications CSA*135 3 credits Spreadsheet Applications Introduces students to the features and functionality of Microsoft Excel. This course is ideal for beginner students and takes students to an advanced level of proficiency. Students begin by creating basic worksheets and using built in functions and formulas. Students will learn to create a chart and use advanced charting options, work with lists and tables and learn to use web queries. Students will be introduced to analytical features of Excel, macros and VBA. (Elective Type: G) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: QUAX)
Computers-Applications CSA*140 3 credits Database Applications Covers the basic functions and features of Access and takes users to an advanced level of proficiency. Initially students will learn how to design and create databases; work with tables, understand data structure, create basic queries, reports and forms. Students build on the skills to develop advanced complex queries, reporting and creating subforms. Students will create charts, use pivot tables and pivot charts. (Elective Type: G)
Computers-Applications CSA*157 3 credits Programming for New Media Introduces students to programming technologies, with focus on Web-based interactions, database technologies, and emergent coding environments. This course emphasizes problem solving, project building, and new media literacy. The subject for this course changes by semester. Prerequisites: C- or better in Programming Logic and Design with Visual Basic (CSC*126) and Intermediate Algebra (MAT*137) or Elementary & Intermediate Algebra Combined (MAT*139). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LA) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX)
Computers-Applications CSA*260 3 credits SQL Server Administration Introduces students to Microsoft SQL Server. Students will gain practical experience performing database administration tasks using SQL Server. Topics such as installation, maintenance and administration, object security, query analyzer, backup and recovery will be covered. Prerequisite: C- or better in Database Design I (CSC*231). (Elective Type: G) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX) FALL ONLY
Computers-Computer Science CSC*101 3 credits Introduction to Computers Provides the necessary background for and provides hands-on practice using popular microcomputer office applications including word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation management. The course also covers computer concepts including hardware, software, multimedia, privacy and security, and current computing trends. Students spend approximately three hours per week on hands-on computer assignments mastering Microsoft Office. Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CONX) (CIS-101) (65-101)
Computers-Computer Science CSC*124 3 credits  2 lecture/1 lab Programming Logic & Design with Python NEW EFFECTIVE FALL 2021: This course provides an introduction to the Python programming language.  It’s the fastest-growing programming language out there and is becoming an integral part of many professions, from finance insurance, technology, Web development and cyber security. Students are introduced to fundamentals of Python programming with concepts of data structures, Variables, conditional loops, subroutines and functions. Students will be introduced to use powerful available libraries.  (Elective Type: G) FALL ONLY
Computers-Computer Science CSC*126 3 credits 1.5 lecture/1.5 lab Programming Logic and Design with Visual Basic Acquaints students with the design, development, testing and documentation of Visual BASIC programs. Visual BASIC’s object oriented event driven interface is used to program sequential, conditional, and repetition structures. Students will develop multiple forms with menu and sub menu. Multiple objects and control arrays are used to gather input. Sequential data files are created and accessed in Visual BASIC programs. (Elective Type: G/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX)
Computers-Computer Science CSC*208 4 credits 2 lecture/2 lab Advanced Visual Basic Examines how to utilize advanced features of VB.NET and the .NET Framework in order to build sophisticated, scalable, high-performing applications. Students will apply inheritance, interfaces and polymorphism in designing Visual Basic project. Students will create well-designed ASP.NET web and windows user interface. Students will learn integrating SQL, ACCESS or other database into Visual Basic with LINQ. Students also explore how to create and consume WCF services to build distributed systems. Finally, students will learn how to deploy windows and ASP.NET applications. Prerequisite: C- or better in Programming Logic and Design with Visual Basic (CSC*126). (Elective Type: G/LAS) SPRING ONLY
Computers-Computer Science CSC*213 3 credits 1.5 lecture/1.5 lab Object-Oriented Programming Using C++ Introduces students to object oriented programming in Microsoft’s .net environment. Topics covered include basic principles of programming using C++, algorithmic and procedural problem solving, program design and development, basic data types, control structures, functions, arrays, pointers, and introduction to classes for programmer-defined data types. Prerequisites: C- or better in Programming Logic and Design with Visual Basic (CSC*126), or permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX)
Computers-Computer Science CSC*214 3 credits 1.5 lecture/1.5 lab Advanced C++ Programming Introduction to object-oriented programming in C++, focusing on advanced programming and data structures. C++ syntax and style are taught in the context of using object-oriented methods to achieve reusability, adaptability and reliability. Importance is placed on the features of C++ that support abstract data types, inheritance, and polymorphism. Students will learn to apply the process of data abstraction and class design. Also covered are aggregate data types, advanced pointer usage, linked lists, stacks, and queues. Prerequisite: C- or better in Object-Oriented Programming Using C++ (CSC*213). (Elective Type: G/LAS) (CIS-210) (65-290)
Computers-Computer Science CSC*220 3 credits 1.5 lecture/1.5 lab Object-Oriented Programming Using JAVA The design of high-quality, object-oriented software. Problem-solving, utilizing applets and applications will be emphasized. Software engineering principles involving class hierarchy, arrays of objects, collections, encapsulation, and packages will be explored. The impact and significance of the Internet and World Wide Web with respect for JAVA will be demonstrated. Prerequisite: C- or better in Programming Logic and Design with Visual Basic (CSC*126), or permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX) (CIS-214)
Computers-Computer Science CSC*221 3 credits Advanced JAVA Programming I Introduces advanced features of JAVA. Topics include collection classes, searching and sorting, multithreading, parallel processing and database programming. Also delves deeper into data structure and file input and output. Students will learn a powerful language for cross-platform, object oriented programming. Prerequisite: C- or better in Object Oriented Programming using JAVA (CSC*220) or Object-Oriented Programming in JAVA (CSC*226). (Elective Type: G/LAS) (CIS-215)
Computers-Computer Science CSC*231 3 credits Database Design I Introduces students to the design, implementation, and management of database systems. A variety of database models will be presented including relational, entity-relationship and object-oriented. Topics such as normalization, Structured Query Language (SQL), distributed databases, client server systems and data warehouses will be covered. Students will have the opportunity to design and implement a small database system. Prerequisite: C- or better in Introduction to Computers (CSC*101) OR Database Applications (CSA*140). (Elective Type: G/LAS) (CIS-252)
Computers-Computer Science CSC*250 3 credits Systems Analysis and Design The principles of systems analysis and design, and a basic framework for an analytical method, are presented. The student is given practical business problems and is guided in the analysis and design of automated solutions. Prerequisite: C- or better in Programming Logic and Design with Visual Basic (CSC*126); Co-requisite: Database Design I (CSC*231). (Elective Type: G/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX) (CIS-221) (65-351) FALL ONLY
Computers-Computer Science CSC*292 3 credits Practicum in Computer Science Students will complete an 8-10 hour per week industry work experience in a computer-related position. Students will be supervised by assigned personnel at the field site and by the college instructor. Hours are arranged by mutual consent of the student and employer. Students also participate in on-campus seminars that focus on timely employment-related topics, maintain a weekly log of on-the-job activities, and critique the practicum experience in a final project. Students will complete both an assessment ePortfolio and a showcase ePortfolio as a major component of the course. Prerequisites: C- or better in Database Design I (CSC*231), Systems Analysis & Design (CSC*250), Operating Systems (CST*210), Network Essentials I (CST*130), and permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CONX) SPRING ONLY
Computers-Computer Science CSC*298 1-6 credits Special Topics in Computer Science Topics of current interest in the field of computer science are covered. It is recommended that this course be taken during the latter portion of the student’s matriculation and may be repeated (under different topics) for no more than six semester hours. Prerequisites: C- or better in Programming Logic and Design with Visual Basic (CSC*126), OR permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) (CIS-260) (CIS-199) (65-560)
Computers-Technology CST*130 3 credits Network Essentials I Introduces students to the underlying concepts of data communications, telecommunications, and networking. Provides a general overview of computer networks, and focuses on terminology and current networking environment technologies. Topics to be covered include network topologies, protocols, architectures, components, and operating systems. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX) (CIS-225)
Computers-Technology CST*145 4 credits 3 lecture/2 lab Digital Circuits and Logic A study of the elements of digital logic design, digital circuits, and the fundamentals of a modern digital system. Topics include binary number systems and data representation. Boolean algebra, analysis and design of combinational and sequential logic circuits, basic computer components, processor instruction set and assembly language. Logic design exercises and simulations are used to provide practical experience. Prerequisites: C- or better in Intermediate Algebra (MAT*137) or higher, AND Introduction to Computers (CSC*101) or permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G)
Computers-Technology CST*150 3 credits Web Design and Development I Designed primarily for the CIS student, this course will introduce the student to the rudimentary concepts and applications of the HTML, XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, XML and JavaScript to produce and publish both static and interactive Web sites. Students will produce a Web site that will integrate these techniques in both client- and server-side applications. Prerequisite: C- or better in Programming Logic and Design with Visual Basic (CSC*126). (Elective Type: G) (CIS-105)
Computers-Technology CST*156 3 credits Computer Forensics & Investigations This course introduces students to the field of computer forensics. Topics to be covered include data acquisition, analyzing evidence, and investigations. Students will complete hands-on computer-based exercises and lab simulations. Students will learn how to work with different operating systems so that forensic extraction is relevant for legal review or to be used as testimonial evidence. (Elective Type: G) (Ability Assessed: 2) FALL ONLY
Computers-Technology CST*163 3 credits Windows Server Administration Introduces the student to Microsoft Windows Server. Students will learn the basics of installing, administrating and maintaining a Windows Server implementation. Administration of user and group accounts, Active Directory, network protocols and services such as virtual private networking, Routing and Remote Access Service, DHCP, DNS, backup, recovery and disaster planning will be covered. Prerequisites: C- or better in Network Essentials I (CST*130) and Operating Systems (CST*210). (Elective Type: G) (CIS-235) SPRING ONLY
Computers-Technology CST*193 3 credits Introduction to TCP/IP Students learn the underlying applications, components, and protocols of TCP/IP and its necessary link to the Internet, and how to identify TCP/IP layers, components, and functions. Navigation tools, TCP/IP services, and troubleshooting methodologies are also discussed. Prerequisite: C- or better in Network Essentials I (CST*130). (Elective Type: G) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX) (CIS-245) FALL ONLY
Computers-Technology CST*201 3 credits Introduction to Management Information Systems Provides the background necessary for understanding the role of information systems in organizations and for using computer tools and technology in solving business problems. Topics include organizational and technical foundations of information systems, theory of information systems design, fundamental database principles, network systems, e-commerce and supply chain systems, information network security management, and meeting global challenges. Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Project are used to demonstrate selected topical concepts. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading/Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CONX)
Computers-Technology CST*210 3 credits Operating Systems Provides a theoretical and practical study of today’s operating systems. This course will analyze what operating systems are, what they do, how they do it, and how they compare with each other. Topics such as memory management, process management, device management, and user interfaces will be explored. Prerequisite: C- or better in Programming Logic and Design with Visual Basic (CSC*126). (Elective Type: G) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX) (CIS-231) (65-451) SPRING ONLY
Computers-Technology CST*214 3 credits Virtualization and Cloud Security NEW EFFECTIVE FALL 2021: This course covers the techniques to implement security controls and threat protection, managing identity and access, and protecting data, applications, and networks in cloud and hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure. Topics include maintaining the security posture, identifying, and remediating vulnerabilities by using a variety of cloud security tools, implementing cloud threat protection, and responding to cloud security incident escalations in both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud environments.  Prerequisite: C- or better in Network Essentials I (CST*130).  (Elective Type: G) SPRING ONLY
Computers-Technology CST*230 3 credits Network Essentials II This course builds on the knowledge gained in Network Essentials I. Topics covered will include network security, wireless and optical networking, voice over IP, and designing and maintaining campus and industrial networks. Hands-on network simulation software will be used throughout the course. Prerequisite: C- or better in Network Essentials I (CST*130). (Elective Type: G) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX)
Computers-Technology CST*247 3 credits Information Assurance & Risk Management Introduces students to information assurance and the management of information related risks. Topics include information assurance vs. information security, compliance requirements, legal and regulatory issues, security policies, business continuity, asset identification, and classification, threats and vulnerabilities, applying risk management, and security controls. Students will also learn how to conduct a security gap analysis, create a risk management plan, and select an appropriate risk control. This course is Part 1 of 3 courses for the preparation for the CISSP exam.  Prerequisites: C- or better in Introduction to MIS (CST*201).  (Elective Type: G)
Computers-Technology CST*264 3 credits Unix/Linux System Administration Introduces the Unix/Linux environment and its history. Students will learn the basics of installing, administrating, and maintaining a Linux implementation. Topics such as the shell, fault tolerance, managing system resources, backup and recovery will be presented. Prerequisite: C- or better in Network Essentials I (CST*130). (Elective Type: G) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX) (CIS-240) FALL ONLY
Computers-Technology CST*267 3 credits Ethical Hacking and Network Defense Introduces students to ethical hacking and penetration testing using the latest open source software, techniques, and methodologies used by hackers and security professionals to lawfully hack an organization. Ethical hackers are employed by corporations for the purpose of testing their networks for weaknesses. Topics include stages of ethical hacking, footprinting and reconnaissance, scanning networks, enumeration, and vulnerability analysis. Emphasis will be given to the legal and ethical issues related to hacking. This course is Part 1 of 2 preparation courses for the CEH exam.  Prerequisite: C- or better in Network Security Fundamentals (CST*270).  (Elective Type: G)
Computers-Technology CST*270 3 credits Network Security Fundamentals Introduces students to the subject of network security. Topics include security models, authentication, attacks, infrastructure devices, intrusion detection, and the basics of cryptography along with physical security and disaster recovery. This course emphasizes preparing the student for the CompTIA Security+ certification. Prerequisite: C- or better in Windows Server Administration (CST*163) or permission of Program Coordinator.. (Elective Type: G) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: CRIX) ) SPRING ONLY
Computers-Technology CST*288 3 credits Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing NEW EFFECTIVE FALL 2021: This course covers advanced ethical hacking and penetration testing techniques using the latest software, techniques, and methodologies used by hackers and security professionals to lawfully hack an organization. Topics include session hijacking, hacking of web applications and servers, as well as social engineering and denial of services hacking techniques. This course is Part 2 of 2 courses for the preparation for the CEH exam.  Prerequisite: C- or better in Ethical Hacking & Network Defense (CST*267).  (Elective Type: G) SPRING ONLY
Computers-Technology CST*298 3 credits Special Topics in Computer Technology Topics of current interest in the field of computer technology are covered. It is recommended that this course be taken during the latter portion of the student’s matriculation and may be repeated (under different topics) for no more than six semester hours. Prerequisites: C- or better in Programming Logic and Design with Visual Basic (CSC*126); OR permissions of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G)
Construction Technology CTC*106 3 credits 1.5 lecture/1.5 lab Blueprint Reading Provides the fundamentals of blueprint reading for estimating and construction. Topics include construction methods, construction math, lines and symbols, abbreviations, notations, using architectural and engineering scales, dimensioning, basic sketching and various types of plans – site, architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, and shop drawings and specifications. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ESL*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162) or placement into Composition (ENG*101); AND C- or better in Prealgebra & Elementary Algebra (MAT*085) or Introductory Algebra (MAT*094) or Elementary Algebra Foundations (MAT*095) OR placement into credit-level mathematics or appropriate placement test score or permission of the Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) FALL ONLY
Criminal Justice CJS*101 3 credits Introduction to Criminal Justice A survey of the evolution, principles, concepts, and practices of law enforcement. The structure and organization of our courts is examined with regard to the administration of criminal justice. Topics include the American model of criminal justice, police and the community, police and the Constitution, and the American legal system. (Elective Type: G) (CJ-101) (35-121)
Criminal Justice CJS*102 3 credits Introduction to Corrections Study of the history, philosophy and evolution of corrections. An examination is included of the processes used by our courts, which result in sentencing of offenders: probation, parole, treatment programs and rehabilitation models. A study of punishment is undertaken and the functions that our jails and prisons provide are reviewed. Topics include plea bargaining, speedy trial, sentencing, prisoners’ rights, victimization, and juvenile justice. (Elective Type: G) (CJ-102) (35-101)
Criminal Justice CJS*105 3 credits Introduction to Law Enforcement A comprehensive examination of the public safety and law-enforcement functions of government in a modern society. Considered are the evolution, history and philosophy of the law-enforcement function; the role of the police in a democratic and pluralistic society; police accountability, corruption and deviance; police operational principles and practices; and current problems confronting the police in their relationship to the community they serve. (Elective Type: G) (CJ-100) (35-111)
Criminal Justice CJS*106 3 credits Introduction to Homeland Security Introduces students to the vocabulary and important components of Homeland Security. The importance of the agencies associated with Homeland Security and their interrelated duties and relationships will be discussed. Historical events that impact Homeland Security will be explored as well as state, national and international laws impacting Homeland Security. The most critical threats confronting Homeland Security will be examined. (Elective Type: G)
Criminal Justice CJS*120 3 credits Police and the Community An investigation of the numerous and complex factors involved in human relations in policing and police management. Students will also examine police practices that have resulted in disputed public responses. Prerequisite: C- or better in Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJS*101). (Elective Type: G) (CJ-140) (35-253) SPRING ONLY
Criminal Justice CJS*155 3 credits Probation Practices and Policies A comprehensive examination of probation services, current practices, and policies for both juvenile and adult offenders. This course will consider local, state, and federal models for the delivery of probation services, as well as innovative and experimental approaches. Students will explore the functions and duties of probation officers, including pre-sentence investigations, risk assessments, strategies for supervision and counseling, community resource development, supervision of sexual offenders, addiction services, and Alternative to Incarceration Programs. Prerequisite: C- or better in Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJS*101). (Elective Type: G) ) (CJ-138) SPRING ONLY
Criminal Justice CJS*158 3 credits Intelligence Analysis and Security Management Examines intelligence analysis and its indispensable relationship to the security management of terrorist attacks, man-made disasters and natural disasters. It also explores vulnerabilities of our national defense and private sectors, as well as the threats posed to these institutions by terrorists, man-made disasters, and natural disasters. Students will discuss substantive issues regarding intelligence support of homeland security measures implemented by the United States and explore how the intelligence community operates. (Elective Type: G)
Criminal Justice CJS*211 3 credits Criminal Law I Introduction to the theory, history, and purpose of criminal law. Included is a study of offenses such as those against the person, against habitation and occupancy, and against property. The Connecticut Penal Code is discussed. Prerequisite: C- or better in Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJS*101) AND C- or better in US History I (HIS*201) or American Government (POL*111). (Elective Type: G) (CJ-231) (35-231)
Criminal Justice CJS*213 3 credits Evidence and Criminal Procedure A study of criminal procedure as applied to arrest, force, search, and seizure, this course considers the evaluation of evidence and proof with regard to kind, degree, admissibility, competence, and weight. Prerequisites: C- or better in Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJS*101) AND C- or better in US History I (HIS*201) OR American Government (POL*111. (Elective Type: G) (CJ-221) (35-232)
Criminal Justice CJS*220 3 credits Criminal Investigation A study of the theory and application of criminal investigation beyond the crime scene. The development of information sources, identification by witnesses, interviews and interrogation, admissions, and case preparation are considered. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101), AND C- or better in Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJS*101) OR permission of Program Coordinator.) (Elective Type: G) (CJ-122) (35-234) FALL ONLY
Criminal Justice CJS*223 3 credits Fraud Investigation Introduction to techniques and methods used in fraud investigation. Includes a review of general laws pertaining to specific types of credit card fraud, corporate fraud, trick and device, theft by false pretenses, and evidence required for prosecution. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101), AND C- or better in Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJS*101) or permission of the Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G/LAS) (CJ-130) (35-235)
Criminal Justice CJS*243 3 credits Institutional Treatment of the Offender The management of the offender in an institutional environment is examined. From admission to release, the offender is processed through a system that addresses and balances the security and treatment needs of each individual. These needs and the system are studied in terms of current correctional approaches. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101), and C- or better in Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJS*101) or Introduction to Corrections (CJS*102).) (Elective Type: G) (CJ-151) (35-130) FALL ONLY
Criminal Justice CJS*244 3 credits Community Based Corrections The relationship between institutional confinement and community-based supervision is examined. Probation and parole programs are examined in terms of organization and administration. Includes a study of programs and activities that are rehabilitative and community reintegration. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101), and C- or better in Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJS*101) or Introduction to Corrections (CJS*102).) (Elective Type: G) (CJ-152) (35-251) SPRING ONLY
Criminal Justice CJS*255 3 credits Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Provides students with an understanding of the necessity of high standards of ethical and moral behavior in our justice process. Areas of focus include ethical and moral issues in personal, social, and criminal justice contexts. Comprehensive coverage is achieved through focus on law enforcement, legal practice, sentencing, corrections, research, crime control policy and philosophical issues. Prerequisite: C or better in Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJS*101) AND Introduction to Corrections (CJS*102), and C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading and Writing (ENG* 093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (CJ-298) (35-271) SPRING ONLY
Criminal Justice CJS*281 3 credits Transportation & Border Security Provides an overview of modern border and transportation security challenges, as well as different methods employed to address these challenges. The course covers a time period from post September 11, 2001 to the present. The course explores topics associated with border security and security for transportation infrastructure, to include: seaports, ships, aircraft, airports, trains, train stations, trucks, highways, bridges, rail lines, pipelines, and buses. The course will include an exploration of technological solutions employed to enhance security of borders and transportation systems. Students will be required to discuss the legal, economic, political, and cultural concerns and impacts associated with transportation and border security. The course provides students with a knowledge level understanding of the variety of challenges inherent in transportation and border security. Prerequisite: C- or better in Intelligence Analysis and Security Management (CJS*158). (Elective Type: G)
Criminal Justice CJS*290 3 credits Practicum in Criminal Justice Supervised placement with a public, private or non-profit organization that provides services related to the criminal justice system. Students will be required to complete 80 hours of field work and submit multiple monthly written assignments or complete a research project with permission of the coordinator. Open to students in Criminal Justice Programs. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Criminal Justice Program and permission of the Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) (CJ-251) (99-105)
Criminal Justice CJS*294 3 credits Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice The effects of contemporary trends upon the police, the courts, and the correctional processes are studied. Emphasis is on research and methodology as useful tools in criminal justice planning. Topics include secrecy and the police, court plea bargaining, and prisoners’ rights. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101), and C- or better in Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJS*101) or Introduction to Corrections (CJS*102). (Elective Type: G) (CJ-211) (35-221)
Data Science DTS*201 3 credits Data Science in R  EFFECTIVE SPRING 2022: NEW COURSE TITLE: Programming in Data Science Introduction to the field of data science and the programming language of R. Explores the data science lifecycle, including question formulation, data collection and cleaning, exploratory data analysis and visualization, statistical inference and prediction, and decision-making. Focuses on the quantitative critical thinking and key principles and techniques needed to carry out this cycle. No prior programming experience required. Prerequisite: C- or better in Principles of Statistics (MAT*167). (Elective Type: G/M)
Data Science DTS*220 3 credits Intro to Machine Learning This course focuses on machine learning as an integral tool for data science, including how to use data to automatically understand the world, make complex decisions, and even predict the future. R programming language will be used. Prerequisite: C- or better in Data Science in R (DTS*201). (Elective Type: G/M)
Data Science DTS*299 3 credits Capstone Research NEW EFFECTIVE FALL 2021: PIC Math (Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematics) is a program sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of this capstone project is to provide students with experience in researching and solving industrial problems. Students work in groups and research problems given by local businesses, industry, and government (BIG). This course mimics an internship – students learn to interact in a business setting, manage deadlines, produce technical documents, and think critically to find solutions. By the end of the course, each group produces a solution to their problem and completes a written, oral (video), and poster/PowerPoint summary of their work.  Prerequisite: Permission of Program Coordinator/ Dept. Chair.  (Elective Type: M)
Dental Assisting DAS*130 3 credits 2 lecture/3 lab Dental Materials for the Dental Assistant Provides the knowledge and skills required of the dental assistant in the preparation and application of dental materials. Laboratory exercises will complement the didactic theory through manipulation of dental materials. Prerequisite: Dental Assisting Research Seminar (DAS*142) Co-requisite: Matriculation in the Dental Assisting Certificate Program; Other Requirements: Current certification in CPR/First Aid. (Elective Type: G) A minimum grade of C in Dental courses is required for progression in the program. Courses are open to admitted dental assisting students only.
Dental Assisting DAS*140 4 credits 3 lecture/4 lab Essential Chairside Functions for the Dental Assistant Provides basic knowledge and skill application for general chairside dental assisting procedures including professionalism, infection control, recording of patient medical and dental history, and data collection in all aspects of dentistry. Student didactic and clinical activities are coordinated to become proficient and efficient in general dentistry chairside performance and be familiar with the different dental specialties. Prerequisite: Dental Assisting Research Seminar (DAS*142) Co-requisite: Matriculation in the Dental Assisting Certificate Program; Other Requirements: Current certification in CPR/First Aid.(Elective Type: G)
Dental Assisting DAS*142 2 credit Dental Assisting Research Seminar Dental Assisting Research Seminar (DAS*142) provides students with the tools necessary for success in the dental assisting program and college environment. The review of program requirements, policies, and procedures leads to the study of the history of dentistry and the dental health care team. Introduction to the dental assisting profession and professional association(s) provides initiation to co-curricular life of the college and community involvement. Prepares students to develop their own plan for academic, personal and professional success through self-evaluation, application of specific strategies, discussions, guided journaling and classroom exercises. These activities help students acquire strategies to help them cope with the academic and personal demands unique to the dental assisting program. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162) or placement into Composition (ENG*101); Co-requisite: Matriculation in the Dental Assisting Certificate Program. (Elective Type: G)
Dental Assisting DAS*144 3 credits Preventive Dentistry An introduction to the prevention and management of oral diseases including nutrition and pharmacology as they relate to dental assisting procedures. Prerequisite: Dental Assisting Research Seminar (DAS*142) Co-requisite: Matriculation in the Dental Assisting Certificate Program; Other Requirements: Current certification in CPR/First Aid. (Elective Type: G) (
Dental Assisting DAS*146 3 credits 2 lecture/2 lab Oral Anatomy for the Dental Assistant Provides an in-depth investigation of the development of the orofacial complex through the study of oral histology and em-bryology. The exploration of facial/cranial osteological structures and landmarks gives a foundation to the study of the gross anatomy of the hard and soft structures of the head and neck region including muscular, circulatory, nervous, lymphatic, glandular systems, and tooth morphology. Prerequisite: Dental Assisting Research Seminar (DAS*142) Co-requisite: Matriculation in the Dental Assisting Certificate Program; Other Requirements: Current certification in CPR/First Aid. (Elective Type: G)
Dental Assisting DAS*148 3 credits Principles of Radiation for the Dental Assistant Focuses on the foundations of radiography, radiographic equipment and safety. Legal issues, quality assurance and infection prevention is also emphasized. Prerequisite: Dental Assisting Research Seminar (DAS*142) Co-requisite: Matriculation in the Dental Assisting Certificate Program; Other Requirements: Current certification in CPR/First Aid. (Elective Type: G)
Dental Assisting DAS*164 3 credits 2 lecture/3 lab Radiography Theory & Practice for the Dental Assistant Provides and in-depth study of principles of the X-ray production and radiation physics, biology, and safety. The learned concepts in quality assurance; radiographic image identification and mounting; and patient management are applied in the study of intraoral and extraoral techniques. Prerequisites: C or better in Principles of Radiation for the Dental Assistant (DAS *148), Oral Anatomy for the Dental Assistant (DAS*146), Dental Materials for the Dental Assistant (DAS*130), and Essential Chairside Functions for the DA (DAS*140). (Elective Type: G)
Dental Assisting DAS*170 2 credits Practice Management, Law and Ethics for the Dental Assistant Examination of current biomedical issues related to ethical decision making, employee rights and responsibilities, and standards related to dental practice management. The Connecticut State Dental Practice Act is compared with other practice acts in various states. Prerequisite: Matriculation in the Dental Assisting Program. (Elective Type: G)
Dental Assisting DAS*172 7 credits 1 lecture/2 seminar/1 clinic/1 other Dental Assisting Clinical Externship Experience Students gain clinical experience assisting a dentist as an integral part of the educational program designed to perfect students’ competence in performing chairside assisting functions. Students must have a minimum of 300 hours of clinical experience. A daily record of professional activities will be kept by the student and provided to the course instructor for review. Lecture and seminars will be conducted weekly with a focus and discussion on the clinical experience and preparation for Dental Assisting National Board General Chairside Exam. Prerequisite: C or better in all previous coursework in the Dental Assisting program; Co-requisite: Practice, Management, Law and Ethics (DAS*170); Other Requirements: Current certification DANB RHS & CPR/First Aid. (Elective Type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*112 2 credits 1 lecture/1 clinic Basic Medical Support NEW EFFECTIVE FALL 2021: Provides professionals (police, fire, coaches, athletic trainers, lifeguards, educators, public safety, medical and dental personnel, etc.) with knowledge and skills in providing basic emergency medical care until further assistance arrives.  Focus on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (2 person CPR) training for the professional.  Certification will be granted upon successful completion.  (Elective type: G) SUMMER ONLY
Dental Hygiene DHY*205 3 credits Nutrition for  Health Professionals NEW EFFECTIVE FALL 2021: Provides health care professionals with information on the current concepts in nutrition.  The course includes biochemistry and metabolism of nutrients as well as nutrition throughout the life cycle.  Nutritional counseling is an integral part of the course.  Students who satisfactorily complete DHY*205 may not take BIO*205.  Prerequisite: C- or better in Concepts of Chemistry (CHE*111), General Biology I (BIO*121) or Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO*211).  (Elective type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*207 2 credits Standards, Ethics and Jurisprudence for the DH Examination of current biomedical issues related to ethical decision making, employee rights and responsibilities, and standards related to dental hygiene practice management. The Connecticut State Dental Practice Act is compared with other practice acts in various states. Prerequisite: Matriculation into the Dental Hygiene Program. (Elective Type: G) (DE-107/DED*107/DHY*107)(61-042) These courses are open to admitted dental hygiene students only. A minimum grade of C or better (75 or above) is required in all courses for progression in the program.
Dental Hygiene DHY*208 2 credits Dental Hygiene Professionalism, Ethics and Jurisprudence NEW Effective Spring 2021: Examination of dental hygiene professionalism, interprofessional collaboration, current biomedical issues related to ethical decision making, employee rights and responsibilities, and regulations related to the practice of dental hygiene.
Dental Hygiene DHY*209 3 credits 3 lecture hours/1 seminar hour Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Theory Presents a comprehensive theoretical introduction to dental hygiene and is designed to familiarize the student with the concept of total client/patient care. Prerequisite: Matriculation in the Dental Hygiene program. (Elective Type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*210 2 credit 6 clinic hours Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Clinic Presents a comprehensive clinical introduction to dental hygiene care designed to familiarize students with the concept of total patient care via practical application and self assessment. Prerequisite: Matriculation in the Dental Hygiene program. Co-requisites: Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Theory (DHY*209), Diagnostic Radiography for the Dental Hygienist (DHY*212), Dental Materials for the Dental Hygienist (DHY*225), AND Histology and Oral Anatomy for the Dental Hygienist (DHY*228). (Elective Type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*212 4 credits 2 lecture hours/3 lab hours Diagnostic Radiography for the Dental Hygienist Concentrates on production, evaluation and interpretation of intraoral and panoramic radiographs, radiation safety and biology. Radiographic competency must be met in the production and evaluation of diagnostic full mouth series in the laboratory setting . Prerequisite: Matriculation into the Dental Hygiene Program. (Elective Type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*225 2 credits 1 lecture/2 lab Dental Materials for the Dental Hygienist Provides a comprehensive study of dental materials, including the properties and manipulation, biomechanical function, physical and chemical properties, and biocompatibility of dental materials. An emphasis will be placed on those materials and skills utilized by the dental hygiene practitioner for dental hygiene diagnosis and treatment planning. Critical analysis of current evidence based literature will be an integral part of this course. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Matriculation in the Dental Hygiene program. (Elective Type: G) (DH-/DHY*106)
Dental Hygiene DHY*228 4 credits 3 lecture/2 seminar Histology & Oral Anatomy for the Dental Hygienist Provides a comprehensive study of microscopic morphology of the head, neck and oral tissues, anatomy of the head and neck, including embryology and structures and functions of the human dentition. This study is specific and relevant to the practice of dental hygiene for utilization in skill development, radiographic interpretation, and client education. Prerequisite: Matriculation in the Dental Hygiene program. (Elective Type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*233 2 credits 2 lecture Oral Medicine and Pathology Introduces the student to the results of local, as well as systemic conditions that have oral manifestations. The student will become familiar with the disease processes that impact patient care. Prerequisites: C or better in Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Theory (DHY*209), Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Clinic (DHY*210), AND Histology and Oral Anatomy for the Dental Hygienist (DHY*228). (Elective Type: G) (DH-/DHY*113) (61-022)
Dental Hygiene DHY*239 3 credits 2 lecture/1 seminar Dental Hygiene II Theory Presents the principles and assessment of oral health, dental hygiene care planning, treatment methods, and the preventive measures employed against dental disease. The course establishes the scientific principles of disease prevention and focus is on instrumentation techniques. An overview of dental specialties is also included. Prerequisites: C or better in Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Theory (DHY*209), Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Clinic (DHY*210), Diagnostic Radiography for the Dental Hygienist (DHY*212), AND Histology and Oral Anatomy for the Dental Hygienist (DHY*228). (Note: This course must be taken concurrently with Dental Hygiene II Clinic (DHY*240).) (Elective Type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*240 3 credits/12 clinic Dental Hygiene II Clinic Clinical application of principles and assessment of oral health, dental hygiene care planning, treatment methods, and preventive measures employed against dental disease. Student self-assessment of clinical skills is required. Prerequisites: C or better in Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Theory (DHY*209), Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Clinic (DHY*210), Diagnostic Radiography for the Dental Hygienist (DHY*212), and Histology and Oral Anatomy for the Dental Hygienist (DHY*228). (Note: This course must be taken concurrently with Dental Hygiene II Theory (DHY*239).) (Elective Type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*259 3 credits 2 lecture/1 seminar Dental Hygiene III Theory A comprehensive approach to client assessment, education, care planning and evaluation of delivery of care is provided. The focus is on dental health science with an emphasis on the care of clients who are medically compromised. Utilizing case studies, the student will be required to undertake an evidenced-based decision-making process regarding delivery of care. Prerequisites: C or better in both Dental Hygiene II Theory (DHY*239) AND Dental Hygiene II Clinic (DHY*240). (Note: This course must be taken concurrently with Dental Hygiene III Clinic (DHY*260).) (Elective Type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*260 4 credits/14 clinic Dental Hygiene III Clinic A comprehensive approach to client care including assessment, education, care planning, treatment methods and evaluation of delivery of care is provided. Client care is provided in numerous clinical settings in Connecticut. Prerequisites: C or better in both Dental Hygiene II Theory (DHY*239) AND Dental Hygiene II Clinic (DHY*240). (Note: This course must be taken concurrently with Dental Hygiene III Theory (DHY*259).) (Elective Type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*262 2 credits 2 lecture Periodontics It is the intent of this course to present information on basic and clinical aspects of the periodontium and the major diseases affecting it and the principles and techniques currently used in the management of inflammatory periodontal disease. This information will provide the basis for the prevention and clinical management of these diseases. Prerequisites: C or better in Histology and Oral Anatomy for the Dental Hygienist (DHY*228), Dental Hygiene II Theory (DHY*239), AND Dental Hygiene II Clinic (DHY*240). (Elective Type: G) (DH-/DHY*202) (61-023)
Dental Hygiene DHY*264 3 credits 3 lecture Pharmacology Acquaints dental hygiene students with medications used in modern dental practice. Focus is on various drugs, their modes of action, and their principle uses. Prerequisites: C in Dental Hygiene II Theory (DHY*239) and C in Dental Hygiene II Clinic (DHY*240). (Elective Type: G) (DH-/DHY*204) (61-032)
Dental Hygiene DHY*267 3 credits 2 lecture/4 community hours Community Oral Health I Provides an introduction to the basic concepts, methods, materials, technology, principles and practices in oral public health promotion and disease prevention. This course provides students with a broad understanding of the health care system and the social, political, cultural, behavioral and economic forces influencing that system. Students will be introduced to their role as a community health promoter through a variety of didactic and service-learning experiences. Prerequisites: C or better in both Dental Hygiene II Theory (DHY*239) AND Dental Hygiene II Clinic (DHY*240). (Elective Type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*275 3 credits 2 lecture/1 clinic Pain Control and Local Anesthesia For the DH This course presents the basic science and dental science foundations of clinical local anesthesia in preparation for Connecticut State Certification for administration of local anesthesia by dental hygienists. Students will learn to perform safe, effective and proper techniques of intraoral pain control utilizing local anesthetic administration on a student–client partner. Emphasis is placed on client evaluation for predicting and preventing complications. Prerequisites: Matriculating second year dental hygiene student. Current certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer/Health Care Provider and AED from the Red Cross or American Heart Association, proof of Hepatitis B vaccination, TB antigen test within one year (PPD). NOTE: Each student MUST serve as a client for another student. Student must be proficient with online format for the didactic component of the curriculum. Attendance at all clinical sessions is mandatory. Faculty recommendation to register is required. Students must complete online and pass with 80% in order to continue into clinical sessions. (Elective Type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*279 2 credits/2 lecture Dental Hygiene IV Theory Presents a complete, comprehensive integration of the student’s basic science and dental science education as it relates to the theory of assessment, education, treatment planning, delivery of care, and evaluation in the contemporary practice of dental hygiene. Prerequisites: C or better in both Dental Hygiene III Theory (DHY*259) and Dental Hygiene III Clinic (DHY*260). (Note: This course must be taken concurrently with Dental Hygiene IV Clinic (DHY*280).) (Elective Type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*280 4 credits/14 clinic Dental Hygiene IV Clinic Presents a complete, comprehensive integration of the student’s basic science and dental science education as it relates to the clinical application of assessment, education, treatment planning, delivery of care, and evaluation in the contemporary practice of dental hygiene. Student self-assessment of clinical performance is required. Prerequisites: C or better in Dental Hygiene III Theory (DHY*259), Dental Hygiene III Clinic (DHY*260), Periodontics (DHY*262), Pharmacology (DHY*264), Dental Hygiene Research Seminar I (DHY*269). Note: This course must be taken concurrently with Dental Hygiene IV Theory (DHY*279). (Elective Type: G)
Dental Hygiene DHY*287 3 credits 2 lecture/4 community hours Community Oral Health II Provides a continuation of Community Oral Health I. Principles of public health practice will be emphasized using a community based process for health promotion and disease prevention activities and the application of research methodology. Prerequisites: C or better in Dental Hygiene III Theory (DHY*259), Dental Hygiene III Clinic (DHY*260), Dental Hygiene Research Seminar I (DHY*269), and Community Oral Health I (DHY*267). (Elective Type: G)
Digital Arts DGA*160 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio 3-D Digital Animation I An introductory course in three-dimensional computer animation. The student will learn key framing, motion paths, creating a preview animation, camera functions, lighting techniques, modifiers and deformers. A basic short animation will be executed from the ground up using a constructed scene based on a storyboard working with variable elements within a scene and creating a workflow. Prerequisites: C- or better in 3-D Computer Modeling (GRA*275) AND Drawing II (ART*112). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Ability Assessed: 1) (Competencies fulfilled: Aesthetic Dimensions AND General Education I – Creativity) (74-220)
Digital Arts DGA*161 3 credits 2 lecture/2 studio 3-D Computer Animation II Takes the student to a higher level of professional animation by introducing character animation, audio bytes, UV mapping, scripting, lighting and atmospheric effects, more detailed motion paths, and parenting set-ups. The students will produce a finished animated sequence that uses titles and credits along with a storyboard and script. Detailed texture mapping and rendering will be part of the course. There will be one collaborative project during the semester. Prerequisites: C- or better in 3-D Digital Animation I (DGA*160). (Elective Type: FA/G/HU/LAS) (Ability Assessed: 1) (Competencies fulfilled: Aesthetic Dimensions AND General Education I – Creativity) (74-220)
Early Childhood Education ECE*101 3 credits Introduction to Early Childhood Education Designed to acquaint students with the field of early care and education. Foundations of early childhood education, an overview of curriculum content, and significant aspects of child growth and development will be presented. Twenty hours of observation and participation at the Early Childhood Center of Tunxis Community College, or another approved site, is a requirement. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing I (ENG*065); or placement into Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162) or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (ED-104)
Early Childhood Education ECE*103 3 credits Creative Experiences/Children Exploration of a wide variety of creative media suitable for use with young children. Students will experiment with and utilize techniques and methods appropriate for working with young children. Emphasis is given to creative experiences as they impact on the development of young children. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing I (ENG*065); or placement into Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162) or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (ED-102)
Early Childhood Education ECE*106 3 credits Music and Movement for Children Introduction to a variety of musical activities for young children, including rhythmic play, basic rhythmic instruments, songs, and circle games. Methods to encourage child participation in activities will be stressed. Music and movement as an important aspect in the development of the whole child—physically, socially, emotionally and mentally—will be explored. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing I (ENG*065); or placement into Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162) or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (ED-105) SPRING ONLY
Early Childhood Education ECE*109 3 credits Science & Math for Children The focus is on mathematics and science for young children. Students will acquire knowledge of materials and methods for integrating math and science concept development into the curriculum. Emphasis will be on understanding these areas from a child-development perspective. Active participation working with children will be required. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing I (ENG*065); or placement into Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162) or placement into Composition (ENG*101) AND C- or better in Prealgebra & Elementary Algebra (MAT*085) or Introductory Algebra (MAT*094) or Elementary Algebra Foundations (MAT*095) OR placement into any credit-level mathematics course. (Elective Type: G) (ED-109) FALL ONLY
Early Childhood Education ECE*141 3 credits Infant/Toddler Growth and Development Growth and development of infants and toddlers are explored. Students learn developmentally-appropriate care-giving practices, based on the emotional, social, physical, cognitive, language, and creative areas of development. Topics include curriculum for infants and toddlers; health and safety issues; creating environments; and parents as partners in the care and nurturing of young children. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing I (ENG*065); or placement into Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162) or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (ED-106) FALL ONLY
Early Childhood Education ECE*176 3 credits Health, Safety and Nutrition Helps students realize the importance of the relationship between adequate health, safety, and nutrition practices, and the young child’s well-being. Development of age-appropriate curriculum and activities to foster lifelong favorable habits and attitudes will be addressed. Students will participate in creating healthy snacks and meal menus following USDA Guidelines for Meeting Nutrition Standards. Developmentally-appropriate nutrition experiences for young children will also be created by students. Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing I (ENG*065); or placement into Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162) or placement into Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (ED-108)
Early Childhood Education ECE*180 3 credits Child Development Associate Credential Preparation Course Designed for child-care providers who are preparing for their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, through the Council of Early Childhood Professional Recognition, under its present requirements. This course will focus on the CDA competency skills and the CDA functional areas,. The course will assist students in the preparation of their CDA resource file and the final assessment process. Prerequisites: C- or better in both Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE*101) AND Health, Safety, and Nutrition (ECE*176) or permission of the Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) (ED-180)
Early Childhood Education ECE*206 3 credits Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs Designed to examine the multi-dimensional role of the early childhood program director/administrator. Emphasis will be on the areas of effective leadership, selection, supervision, and evaluation of staff members, program development and appropriate practices, the budgeting process and fiscal management, food and health services, laws and regulations concerning state childcare licensing, and parent involvement. (Elective Type: G) (ED-206)
Early Childhood Education ECE*210 3 credits Observation, Participation and Seminar Increases objectivity in observing and interpreting of children’s behavior, and increase the awareness of normal patterns of behavior. Students will visit, observe, and participate in an early childhood setting, approved by the instructor, for two hours per week. Weekly seminar sessions with the instructor will be held to discuss and plan for the children’s learning needs. Prerequisites: Permission of the Program Coordinator AND C- or better in Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE*101), Child Development (PSY*203), and Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (ED-248)
Early Childhood Education ECE*215 3 credits The Exceptional Learner Exposes students who will work in an educational setting to laws, guidelines, and procedures related to instruction for special education students; assists educators in understanding the needs of students with exceptionalities; and helps enable the identification of characteristics, issues, and instructional considerations for students with disabilities. In addition to classwork, there is a field observation/experience requirement. This course fulfills requirements toward a certificate from the State of Connecticut for the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Prerequisites: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101) AND General Psychology I (PSY*111), OR equivalent as determined by department chairperson. (Elective Type: G) (ED-217) SPRING ONLY
Early Childhood Education ECE*231 3 credits Early Language and Literacy Development An introduction to language and literacy development in the young child. Students will explore the early childhood language arts curriculum including speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills. The teacher’s role and methods of creating a literacy-rich environment that engages children in creative, developmentally-appropriate language arts experiences will be examined. Students will create plans and materials for use with children. Prerequisite: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101). (Elective Type: G) (ED-231) FALL ONLY
Early Childhood Education ECE*241 3 credits Methods and Techniques for Infant/Toddler Care Introduces students to the concept of infant/toddler education. Presents theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to create an infant/toddler curriculum in an inclusive environment. Reviews the development of the child from birth to 36 months in areas of attachment, perception, motor skills, cognition, language, emotions, and social skills. Several curriculum models will be explored. Students will learn ways to interact with children under three through studies of learning games, language activities, music, movement, and dramatic play. Developmentally appropriate toys and books will be reviewed. In addition to classwork, there is a field observation/experience requirement. Prerequisite: C- or better in Infant/Toddler Growth and Development (ECE*141) OR permission of Program Coordinator. (Elective Type: G) SPRING ONLY
Early Childhood Education ECE*275 3 credits Child, Family, and School Relations An in-depth look at the child, the family, and the relationship between the school and the family. An understanding of and the guidance of child behavior will be examined, as well as how to communicate with families. Students will identify today’s families, and how schools can develop working relationships with the family. Prerequisites: C- or better in Child Development (PSY*203) OR Principles of Sociology (SOC*101). (Elective Type: G) (ED-175) SPRING ONLY
Early Childhood Education ECE*295 6 credits Student Teaching Practicum Provides 220 hours of supervised student teaching in the Tunxis Early Childhood Center, on campus, or in an approved NAEYC-accredited cooperating early childhood program in the community. Student teachers will apply child development theory to a learning environment and work with children under close supervision. Student teachers will plan, organize, implement, and evaluate classroom learning experiences and attend a weekly seminar for discussions of issues in Early Childhood Education and their student teaching experience. Special projects are included. Prerequisites: Program enrollment, permission of the Program Coordinator, and a grade of C- or better in all of the listed courses – Introduction to Early Childhood Education (ECE*101), Creative Experiences/Children (ECE*103), Health, Safety, Nutrition (ECE*176), Observation, Participation & Seminar (ECE*210), Exceptional Learner (ECE*215), and Early Language & Literacy Development (ECE*231). (Elective Type: G) (ED-210)
Earth Science EAS*102 3 credits Earth Science An introductory overview of our planet, earth, including important aspects of physical and historical geology: rock types, minerals, plate tectonics and estimates of the age of the earth, land forms, ground water, and erosion; physical oceanography: oceans, currents and water masses; meteorology: weather systems, wind-ocean interactions and climatology; astronomy: planets and moons in our solar system and the sun. This course qualifies as a science elective for non-science majors. Field trips may be required. (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SCKX) (SCI-113) (55-105)
Earth Science EAS*106 3 credits Natural Disasters This course provides an introduction to the causes, occurrence and consequences of natural disasters. Students will analyze the physical causes as well as the distribution and frequency of disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, floods, mass wasting, severe weather, tsunamis, wildfires, and extraterrestrial impacts. Case studies will include local and regional examples of historical and recent disasters. The course will focus on naturally occurring disasters, but will also consider the role of human activities in both contributing to and mitigating natural disasters. (Elective Type: G/LAS/S) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SCKX) SPRING ONLY
Economics ECN*101 3 credits Principles of Macroeconomics Introduction to aggregate economic phenomena and processes, and fundamental economic concepts of supply and demand, exchange and specialization, and international trade. Topics include national income accounting, the circular flow of money, income and spending, the monetary system of the economy, unemployment and inflation, determination of national income and employment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth and development. Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101); and C- or better in Pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra (MAT*085) or Introductory Algebra (MAT*094) or Elementary Algebra Foundations (MAT*095) OR placement into credit level mathematics. (Elective Type: G/LAS/SS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SOCX) (ECO-101) (33-101)
Economics ECN*102 3 credits Principles of Microeconomics Markets and determination of price and output in product, resource, and financial markets are studied. Topics include consumer and producer theory, demand and supply elasticities, international finance, competition and monopoly, functional and individual income distribution, poverty, and government intervention in markets. Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Reading & Writing II (ENG*075) or Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093) or Introduction to College English (ENG*096) or Reading & Writing VI (ESL*162), or placement into Composition (ENG*101); and C- or better in Pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra (MAT*085) or Introductory Algebra (MAT*094) or Elementary Algebra Foundations (MAT*095) OR placement into credit level mathematics. (Elective Type: G/LAS/SS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SOCX) (ECO-102) (33-102)
Electrical Engineering Technology EET*103 4 credits Fundamentals of Electricity Basic electricity is surveyed including DC and AC circuits, Ohm’s Law, analysis of series, parallel circuits and series-parallel circuits, theory and operations of transformers, capacitors, and inductors and their analysis and inclusion in electrical circuits. Three hour lecture, three hour lab. Prerequisite: C- or better in Intermediate Algebra (MAT*137) or Elementary & Intermediate Algebra Combined (MAT*139). (Elective Type: G)
Electrical Engineering Technology EET*132 4 credits Electronics Surveys solid state devices and analog circuits, including diodes, transistors, amplifiers, filters, rectifiers, regulated power supplies, and control devices. Three-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Prerequisite: C- or better in Fundamentals of Electricity (EET*103). (Elective Type: G) (TC-213)
Electrical Engineering Technology EET*142 3 credits Electric & Power System Fundamentals Forms of energy and the conversion processes employed by industry to increase its value and usefulness are surveyed. Laboratory experiences include experimentation with various energy converters. Open to all students. (Elective Type: G) (21-114)(TC-114)
Electrical Engineering Technology EET*252 4 credits 3 lecture/3 lab Digital Electronics Combinational and sequential logic circuits are covered. Topics include: number systems, Boolean algebra, logic families, MSI and LSI circuits, AC /DC converters, and other related topics. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to construct, verify, and troubleshoot digital circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment. The course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisites: C- or better in Programming for Engineers (EGR*115), and C- or better in College Algebra (MAT*172) or Precalculus (MAT*186). (Elective Type: G)
Energy NRG*101 3 credits Introduction to Energy and Systems Explore current surrounding the energy industry including climate change and sustainability. Understand the basic energy consuming components of buildings and opportunities in clean energy and resource conservation as building blocks to a sustainable future. Students are introduced to career opportunities in energy managment, renewable energy and sustainability. (Elective Type: G)
Energy NRG*122 3 credits 1.5 lecture/1.5 lab Commercial HVAC Systems & Analysis Familiarity with and the analysis of building HVAC systems is a basic necessity for commercial energy auditors.  Students will gain an understanding of the operation, control, and application of various types of commercial HVAC Systems by touring mechanical rooms around campus to identify different parts of the commercial HVAC system (boilers, chillers, air handlers).  Hands-on lab enables students to analyze the operation, efficiency, and programming of these systems.  Data logging may be included for calculations and analysis.Prerequisite: C- or better in General Physics I (PHY*121) AND Energy Efficiency Methods (NRG*123) (Elective Type: G)
Energy NRG*123 3 credits Energy Efficiency Methods A systems approach is used to analyze the input, output, and efficiency of commonplace energy conversion devices. Included are motors, fans, pumps, heat engines, domestic hot water heaters, furnaces, boilers, refrigeration devices, and heat pumps. In so doing students (1) become fluent in the use of the many different units used to denote and measure energy/power (2) learn what quantities need to be measured to determine energy/power in different systems (3) determine the energy/cost savings associated with different efficiency improvement strategies.  Prerequisite: C- or better in Introduction to Energy and Systems (NRG*101).  (Elective Type: G)
Energy NRG*130 3 credits 1.5 lecture/1.5 lab Applied Renewable Energy Systems Focuses on the practical application of renewable energy technologies.  Topics include energy and resource conservation and project siting, economics, financing, renewable energy and tax credits, technical and engineering aspects, regulatory issues, energy storage, monitoring and verification.  Students study the advantages, limitations and potential of various energy sources. Wind, solar, small-scale hydro, ground-source heat pumps, combined heat and power, biofuels, fuel cells, and other technologies are examined.  Students will learn the strategies and cost/benefit analyses employed by energy analysts to meet demand with clean energy production.  Students will also complete their own study and proposal for a renewable energy project. Prerequisites: C- or better in General Physics I (PHY*121) AND Energy Efficiency Methods (NRG*123). (Elective Type: G) *THIS COURSE WAS FORMERLY TITLED: APPLIED RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR BUSINESSES & RESIDENCES*
Energy NRG*132 3 credits 1.5 lecture/1.5 lab Industrial Energy Systems Energy Managers are called upon to assess ways to save money by saving energy in industrial processes.  Saving energy can typically lead to other direct benefits such as a more efficient process, better tolerances on parts, and less wear and tear on manufacturing equipment.   Understanding these unique systems, accurately projecting energy savings, dealing with a business’ core operations and convincing reluctant managers that saving energy equals greater profit are valuable skills in today’s energy market.  Topics include Compressed Air Systems and Controls, Lighting, Steam Systems, Ventilation, Dust Collection and Energy Auditing.  Prerequisites: C- or better in Energy Efficiency Methods (NRG*123). (Elective Type: G)
Energy NRG*133 3 credits 1.5 lecture/1.5 lab Lighting Fundamentals and Applications Competence with lighting systems analysis is a basic necessity for commercial energy auditors. Topics include assessment of quantity and quality of light, light sources, luminaries, lighting controls, manufacturer lamp and ballast specifications, lighting power density, lighting-HVAC interactions, retrofit opportunities, cost savings analysis, and lighting codes/regulations. Students create a directly supervised lighting audit project.  (Elective Type: G)
Energy NRG*241 4 credits 1 lecture/3 lab Commercial Energy Use Analysis and Simulations Provides students with exposure to the entire energy analysis process work flow with a “hands-on” implementation of an actual building energy study and an energy modeling using Building Information Modeling and AutoDesk Revit, eQuest software and other specialized modeling tools.  Prerequisites: C- or better in Commercial HVAC Systems & Analysis (NRG*122), AND Energy Efficiency Methods (NRG*123). (Elective Type: G)
Energy NRG*242 3 credits 1.5 lecture/1.5 lab Energy Accounting A comprehensive approach to energy cost reduction for commercial buildings.  We will study advanced utility consumption analysis (trends, adjusted baselines, weather normalization, load factors, load shapes, baseload), the value of operation and maintenance improvements, energy saving capital improvement measures (energy conservation measures), measurement and verification of the operating conditions of energy-using equipment, and monitoring systems to maintain cost reduction, and methods of implementing energy conservation measure projects and explore different utility incentive programs.  Prerequisite: C- or better in Energy Efficiency Methods (NRG*123).  (Elective Type: G)
Engineering Science EGR*105 4 credits 3 lecture/3 lab Robotics – Construction & Design Explore the multidisciplinary world of robotics, and its relevance to current humanitarian, social, and environmental concerns. Modeling fields of science and engineering, this class will be based on teamwork and cooperative problem solving in a supportive, hands on, laboratory environment. Solutions to a series of challenges will be designed, constructed, tested, and revised by students working together in groups. A standard, modular, mobile robotics system will be used to design and construct robots capable of carrying out a single task or multiple tasks related to a variety of applications. The role of science, engineering and technology in modern society will also be explored. (Elective Type: G/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: SCRX)
Engineering Science EGR*111 3 credits Introduction to Engineering Introduces students to engineering and the engineering profession through the application of physical conservation principles in analysis and design. Topics include dimensions and units, conservation of mass, momentum, energy and electric charge, static force balances, material properties and selection, measurement errors, mean and standard deviation, elementary engineering economics, and design projects. Prerequisite: C- or better in Intermediate Algebra (MAT*137) or Elementary & Intermediate Algebra Combined (MAT*139). (Elective Type: G/LAS) (Transfer Ticket Competency in Degree Works: QUAX) (14-150)(TC-150)
Engineering Science EGR*115 3 credits Programming For Engineers Introduces engineering students to structured and object-oriented programming methods. Students will examine and solve a variety of engineering probl