Dec 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Course Notation & Descriptions


Course Notations

Curriculum courses are designated by a three-letter prefix denoting the subject area, such as BIO (Biology), EDU (Education), or WLD (Welding). A three-digit course number follows the prefix. A one or two-letter identifier may also be included as a suffix to signify a lab or a split class, respectively. Course numbers that begin with zero denote supplemental courses.

A series of numbers following the title of the class specifies contact hours and credit hours. Contact hours consist of a combination of lecture, lab, clinical, and work experience. Credit hours are those awarded for successful completion of the course. Some course descriptions list requisites. A student must take a prerequisite course before another class. A student must take a corequisite course either before or at the same time as another course.

Some classes have an italicized statement following the course description indicating that the course is designed to meet the requirements for transfer to a four-year institution under an articulation agreement.


Course Descriptions

 

Nursing

  
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    NUR - 221 LPN to ADN Concepts I

    Class: 6 Lab: 0 Clinical: 9 Credit: 9

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course is designed for the LPN to ADN student to explore the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of safety, perfusion, inflammation, oxygenation, mood/affect, behavior, development, family, health-wellness-illness, sensory perception, stress/coping, cognition, self, violence, and professional behaviors. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

  
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    NUR - 223 LPN to ADN Concepts II

    Class: 6 Lab: 0 Clinical: 9 Credit: 9

    Prerequisite: NUR 221  

    This course is designed for the LPN to ADN student to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid/electrolytes, metabolism, thermoregulation, oxygenation, tissue integrity, infection, perfusion, mobility, reproduction, sexuality, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, accountability, advocacy, and collaboration. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide quality, individualized, entry-level nursing care.


Office Systems Technology

  
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    OST - 131 Keyboarding

    Class: 1 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course covers basic keyboarding skills. Emphasis is placed on the touch system, correct techniques, and development of speed and accuracy. Upon completion, students should be able to key at an acceptable speed and accuracy level using the touch system. Basic word processing functions and document formatting are introduced.

  
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    OST - 134 Text Entry & Formatting

    Class: 2 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: OST 131 

    This course is designed to provide skills needed to increase speed, improve accuracy, and format documents. Topics include letters, memos, tables, and business reports. Upon completion, students should be able to produce documents and key timed writings at speeds commensurate with employability.

  
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    OST - 136 Word Processing

    Class: 2 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: OST 131 

    This course is designed to introduce word processing concepts and applications. Topics include preparation of a variety of documents and mastery of specialized software functions. Upon completion, students should be able to work effectively in a computerized word processing environment.

  
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    OST - 145 Social Media for Office Professionals

    Class: 2 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: CIS 110 ,  , or

    This course is designed to introduce the office professional to the concepts of social media. Topics include goal setting and strategies, identifying target audiences, rules of engagement, blogs, podcasts and webinars, sharing videos, pictures, and images, social networks, mobile computing, and social media monitoring. Upon completion, students should be able to create and utilize social media tools in the workplace setting.

  
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    OST - 148 Med Coding Billing & Ins

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course introduces fundamentals of medical coding, billing, and insurance. Emphasis is placed on the medical billing cycle to include third party payers, coding concepts, and form preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the life cycle of and accurately complete a medical insurance claim.

  
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    OST - 149 Medical Legal Issues

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and ethical issues involved in providing healthcare services. Emphasis is placed on the legal requirements of medical practices; the relationship of physician, patient, and office personnel; professional liabilities; and medical practice liability. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of current medical law and accepted ethical behavior.

  
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    OST - 164 Office Editing

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3


    Prerequisite: OST 131  

     

    This course provides a comprehensive study of editing skills needed in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, proofreading, and editing. Upon completion, students should be able to use reference materials to compose and edit text.

  
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    OST - 181 Intro to Office Systems

    Class: 2 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Co Requisites 

    This course introduces the skills and abilities needed in today’s office. Topics include effectively interacting with co-workers and the public, processing simple financial and informational documents, and performing functions typical of today’s offices. Upon completion, students should be able to display skills and decision-making abilities essential for functioning in the total office context.

  
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    OST - 184 Records Management

    Class: 2 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course includes the creation, maintenance, protection, security, and disposition of records stored in a variety of media forms. Topics include alphabetic, geographic, subject, and numeric filing methods. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and maintain a records management system.

  
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    OST - 233 Office Publications Design

    Class: 2 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Take OST-136

    This course provides entry-level skills in using software with desktop publishing capabilities. Topics include principles of page layout, desktop publishing terminology and applications, and legal and ethical considerations of software use. Upon completion, students should be able to design and produce professional business documents and publications.

  
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    OST - 236 Adv Word/Info Processing

    Class: 2 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: OST 136 

    This course develops proficiency in the utilization of advanced word/information processing functions. Emphasis is placed on advanced word processing features. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a variety of complex business documents.

  
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    OST - 243 Medical Office Simulation

    Class: 2 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: OST 148  

    This course introduces medical systems used to process information in the automated office. Topics include traditional and electronic information resources, storing and retrieving information, and the billing cycle. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer accurately to schedule, bill, update, and make corrections.

  
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    OST - 247 Procedure Coding

    Class: 2 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: MED 121  or OST-141

    This course provides in-depth coverage of procedural coding. Emphasis is placed on CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code procedures and services performed in a medical facility.

  
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    OST - 248 Diagnostic Coding

    Class: 2 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: MED 121  or OST-141

    This course provides an in-depth study of diagnostic coding. Emphasis is placed on ICD coding system. Upon completion, students should be able to properly code diagnoses in a medical facility.

  
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    OST - 249 Med Coding Certification Prep

    Class: 2 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: OST 247  and OST 248  

    This course provides instruction that will prepare students to sit for a national coding certification exam. Topics include diagnostic and procedural coding. Upon completion, students should be able to sit for various medical coding certification exams.

  
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    OST - 284 Emerging Technologies

    Class: 1 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides opportunities to explore emerging technologies. Emphasis is placed on identifying, researching, and presenting current technological topics for class consideration and discussion. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the importance of keeping abreast of technological changes that affect the office professional.

  
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    OST - 286 Professional Development

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course covers the personal competencies and qualities needed to project a professional image in the office. Topics include interpersonal skills, health lifestyles, appearance, attitude, personal and professional growth, multicultural awareness, and professional etiquette. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate these attributes in the classroom, office, and society.

  
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    OST - 289 Admin Office Management

    Class: 2 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: OST 134  or OST 136 ; and OST 164 

    This course is designed to be a capstone course for the office professional and provides a working knowledge of modern office procedures. Emphasis is placed on scheduling, telephone procedures, travel arrangements, event planning, office design, and ergonomics. Upon completion, students should be able to adapt in an office environment.


Opticianry

  
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    OPH - 113 Intro to Diseases of the Eye

    Class: 2 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: OPH 150  and OPH 151  

    This course introduces common external and internal diseases of the eye and orbital region. Topics include common patient complaints, ocular emergencies, triage procedures, and common ocular conditions and disorders. Upon completion, the student should be able to identify the most common ocular diseases and determine appropriate emergency management of acute ocular problems.

  
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    OPH - 114 Basic Ophthalmic Pharmacology

    Class: 2 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: OPH 150  and OPH 151  

    This course introduces and compares drug delivery systems. Topics include the use of diagnostic agents and various classes of drugs commonly used in ophthalmic practices. Upon completion, the students should administer and record topical and oral medications at the physician’s direction.

  
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    OPH - 115 Ophthalmic Clinical Procedures I

    Class: 1 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: OPH 150   and OPH 151  

    This course introduces basic clinical procedures for the ophthalmic practice. Topics include telephone triage and basic procedures commonly used in the preliminary examination of patients. Topics include basic procedures commonly used in the preliminary examination of patients. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform basic administrative tasks and perform basic procedures commonly used in patient examinations.

  
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    OPH - 116 Ophthalmic Medical Assist Practicum I

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 18 Credit: 6

    Prerequisites: OPH 150   and OPH 151  

    This course introduces ophthalmic patient care procedures. Topics include interpersonal skills with patients, work and legal ethics, confidentiality, clinical appearance and performance. Upon completion, the student will be able to demonstrate competence and efficiency in basic clinical skills.

  
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    OPH - 117 Ophthalmic Clinical Procedures II

    Class: 1 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    Prerequisite: OPH 115 

    This course introduces more intermediate clinical procedures for the ophthalmic practice. Topics include coding and testing associated with the treatment of glaucoma, cataracts and refractive errors. Upon completion, the student should understand coding for ophthalmic procedures and perform more intermediate clinical procedures.

  
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    OPH - 118 Ophthalmic Patient Care

    Class: 2 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: OPH 150  and OPH 151  

    This course is an overview of the care of the ophthalmic patient. Topics include systemic diseases in the eye, review of first aid, emergency equipment and supplies, infection control, identification and sterilization of minor surgical equipment, and aseptic technique. Upon completion, the students should be able to apply these principles in their interactions with patients.

  
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    OPH - 119 Ophthalmic Optics & Basic Refractory

    Class: 2 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    Prerequisites: OPH 150  and OPH 151  

    This course introduces basic theoretical and clinical optics. Topics include the interaction of light and lenses, refractive states of the eye, and principles of retinoscopy and refractometry. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate physical and geometric optics, and basic refractometry techniques.

  
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    OPH - 120 Ophthalmic Medical Assist Practicum II

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 18 Credit: 6

    Prerequisite: OPH 116  

    This course provides additional clinical experience in ophthalmic patient care procedures. Topics include interpersonal skills with patients, work and legal ethics, confidentiality, appearance, and performance. Upon completion, the student will be able to perform basic and intermediate clinical skills, working towards competence and efficiency.

  
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    OPH - 150 Introduction to Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

    Class: 2 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    Corequisite: OPH 151  

    This course introduces the role, scope, and duties of the ophthalmic assistant. Topics include medical ethics, duties of assistant, medical history, basic medical terminology, and an overview of human anatomy and physiology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of medical history taking and show an understanding of the role of ophthalmic medical personnel in patient care.

  
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    OPH - 151 Ocular Anatomy & Physiology

    Class: 2 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    Corequisite: OPH 150  

    This course studies the normal anatomy and physiology of eye and orbit. Topics include structures of the eye, functioning process of the eye and correct medical terminology of the structures and functions of the eye. Upon completion, the student should demonstrate a basic understanding and fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology of the eye.


Philosophy

  
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    PHI - 240 Introduction to Ethics

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: ENG 111 

    This course introduces theories about the nature and foundations of moral judgments and applications to contemporary moral issues. Emphasis is placed on utilitarianism, rule-based ethics, existentialism, relativism versus objectivism, and egoism. Upon completion, students should be able to apply various ethical theories to individual moral issues such as euthanasia, abortion, crime and punishment, and justice.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts.


Physical Education

  
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    PED - 110 Fit and Well for Life

    Class: 1 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course is designed to investigate and apply the basic concepts and principles of lifetime physical fitness and other health-related factors. Emphasis is placed on wellness through the study of nutrition, weight control, stress management, and consumer facts on exercise and fitness. Upon completion, students should be able to plan a personal, lifelong fitness program based on individual needs, abilities, and interests. This course requires active, physical participation both inside and outdoors.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

  
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    PED - 117 Weight Training I

    Class: 0 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 1

    This course introduces the basics of weight training. Emphasis is placed on developing muscular strength, muscular endurance, and muscle tone. Upon completion, students should be able to establish and implement a personal weight training program.


Physics

  
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    PHY - 110 Conceptual Physics

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course provides a conceptually-based exposure to the fundamental principles and processes of the physical world. Topics include basic concepts of motion, forces, energy, heat, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter and the universe. Upon completion, students should be able to describe examples and applications of the principles studied.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

  
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    PHY - 110A Conceptual Physics Lab

    Class: 0 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 1

    Corequisite: PHY 110 

    This course is a laboratory for PHY 110 . Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences that enhance materials presented in PHY 110 . Upon completion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in PHY 110 .

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

  
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    PHY - 151 College Physics I

    Class: 3 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    Prerequisite: MAT 171 , MAT-171, or MAT 172 

    This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

  
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    PHY - 152 College Physics II

    Class: 3 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    Prerequisite: PHY 151 

    This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric fields, electric potentials, direct-current circuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating-current circuits, and light. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

  
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    PHY - 251 General Physics I

    Class: 3 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    Prerequisite: MAT 271 Corequisite: MAT 272 

    This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vector operations, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, rotational mechanics, periodic motion, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

  
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    PHY - 252 General Physics II

    Class: 3 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    Prerequisites: MAT 272  and PHY 251 

    This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric fields, electric potentials, direct-current circuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating-current circuits, and light. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Natural Science.


Plumbing

  
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    PLU - 130 Plumbing Systems

    Class: 3 Lab: 9 Clinical: 0 Credit: 6

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course covers the maintenance and repair of plumbing lines and fixtures. Emphasis is placed on identifying and diagnosing problems related to water, drain and vent lines, water heaters, and plumbing fixtures. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and diagnose needed repairs to the plumbing system.


Political Science

  
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    POL - 120 American Government

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course is a study of the origins, development, structure, and functions of American national government. Topics include the constitutional framework, federalism, the three branches of government including the bureaucracy, civil rights and liberties, political participation and behavior, and policy formation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts and participatory processes of the American political system.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Social/Behavioral Sciences.

  
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    POL - 130 State & Local Government

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course includes state and local political institutions and practices in the context of American federalism. Emphasis is placed on procedural and policy differences as well as political issues in state, regional, and local governments of North Carolina. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and discuss various problems associated with intergovernmental politics and their effect on the community and the individual.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.


Psychology

  
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    PSY - 118 Interpersonal Psychology

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course introduces the basic principles of psychology as they relate to personal and professional development. Emphasis is placed on personality traits, communication/leadership styles, effective problem solving, and cultural diversity as they apply to personal and work environments. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these principles of psychology as they apply to personal and professional development.

  
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    PSY - 150 General Psychology

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: Take One Set: Set 1: ENG-090 and RED-090 Set 2: ENG-095 Set 3: DRE 098  Set 4: DRE 099  Set 5: ENG 002   Set 6: ENG 111 

    This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Social/Behavioral Sciences.

  
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    PSY - 241 Developmental Psychology

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 150 

    This course is a study of human growth and development. Emphasis is placed on major theories and perspectives as they relate to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development from conception to death. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of development across the life span.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Social/Behavioral Sciences.

  
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    PSY - 281 Abnormal Psychology

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: ENG 111  and PSY 150 

    This course provides an examination of the various psychological disorders, as well as theoretical, clinical, and experimental perspectives of the study of psychopathology. Emphasis is placed on terminology, classification, etiology, assessment, and treatment of the major disorders. Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between normal and abnormal behavior patterns as well as demonstrate knowledge of etiology, symptoms, and therapeutic techniques.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Social/Behavioral Sciences.


Radiography

  
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    RAD - 110 Radiography Introduction & Patient Care

    Class: 2 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides an overview of the radiography profession and student responsibilities. Emphasis is placed on basic principles of patient care, radiation protection, technical factors, and medical terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic skills in these areas.

    Course Version Effective Term:

    2022SU

  
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    RAD - 111 Radiography Procedures I

    Class: 3 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiography of the chest, abdomen, extremities, bony thorax, and pelvis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

    This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiography of the chest, abdomen, extremities, spine, and pelvis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

  
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    RAD - 112 Radiography Procedures II

    Class: 3 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiography of the skull, spine, gastrointestinal, biliary, and urinary systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

  
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    RAD - 113 RAD Lab Elective

    Class: 0 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 1

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides additional laboratory opportunities in radiologic technology. Emphasis is placed on radiographic procedures and manipulation of equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in radiographic procedures through laboratory evaluations.

  
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    RAD - 121 Image Production I

    Class: 2 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides the basic principles of radiographic image production. Emphasis is placed on image production, x-ray equipment, receptor exposure, and basic imaging quality factors. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of radiographic image production.

  
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    RAD - 122 Image Production II

    Class: 1 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course is designed to continue to develop the concepts and principles in the field of radiologic technology. Emphasis is placed on advanced digital principles and production. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of advanced principles of digital imaging production.

  
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    RAD - 141 Radiation Safety

    Class: 2 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course covers the principles of radiation protection and radiobiology. Topics include the effects of ionizing radiation on body tissues, protective measures for limiting exposure to the patient and personnel, and radiation monitoring devices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the effects and uses of radiation in diagnostic radiology.

  
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    RAD - 151 Radiography Clinical Ed I

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 6 Credit: 2

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course introduces patient management and basic radiographic procedures in the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on mastering the positioning of the chest and extremities, manipulating equipment, and applying principles of ALARA. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2022SU
  
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    RAD - 161 Radiography Clinical Ed II

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 15 Credit: 5

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides additional experience in patient management and in more complex radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on mastering positioning of the spine, pelvis, head and neck, and thorax and adapting procedures to meet patient variations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

  
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    RAD - 171 Radiography Clinical Ed III

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 9 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides experience in patient management specific to advanced radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on applying appropriate technical factors to all studies and transitioning to mastering the positioning of advanced studies. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

  
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    RAD - 211 Radiography Procedures III

    Class: 2 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard and specialty radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiographic specialty procedures, advanced imaging, radiographic pathology, and image analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these areas.

  
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    RAD - 231 Image Production III

    Class: 1 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course is designed to continue to develop the concepts and principles in the field of radiologic technology. Emphasis is placed on complex imaging production and principles, quality control, and quality assurance in the imaging sciences. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of advanced radiographic equipment and quality control programs.

  
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    RAD - 251 Radiography Clinical Ed IV

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 21 Credit: 7

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides the opportunity to continue mastering all basic radiographic procedures and to attain experience in advanced areas. Emphasis is placed on equipment operation, pathological recognition, pediatric and geriatric variations, and further awareness of radiation protection requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

  
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    RAD - 261 Radiography Clinical Ed V

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 21 Credit: 7

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course is designed to enhance expertise in all radiographic procedures, patient management, radiation protection, and image production and evaluation. Emphasis is placed on developing an autonomous approach to the diversity of clinical situations and successfully adapting to those procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate successful completion of clinical objectives.

  
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    RAD - 271 Radiography Capstone

    Class: 2 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides an opportunity to exhibit the problem-solving skills required for certification. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and the integration of didactic and clinical components. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge required of an entry-level radiographer.


Religion

  
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    REL - 110 World Religions

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: Take One Set: Set 1: ENG-090 and RED-090 Set 2: ENG-095 Set 3: DRE 098  Set 4: DRE 099 

    This course introduces the world’s major religious traditions. Topics include Primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the origins, history, beliefs, and practices of the religions studied.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts.

  
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    REL - 211 Intro to Old Testament

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: Take One Set: Set 1: ENG-090 and RED-090 Set 2: ENG-095 Set 3: DRE 098  Set 4: DRE 099 

    This course is a survey of the literature of the Hebrews with readings from the law, prophets, and other writings. Emphasis is placed on the use of literary, historical, archeological, and cultural analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to use the tools of critical analysis to read and understand Old Testament literature.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts.

  
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    REL - 212 Intro to New Testament

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: ENG 111 

    This course is a survey of the literature of first-century Christianity with readings from the gospels, Acts, and the Pauline and pastoral letters. Topics include the literary structure, audience, and religious perspective of the writings, as well as the historical and cultural context of the early Christian community. Upon completion, students should be able to use the tools of critical analysis to read and understand New Testament literature.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts.

  
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    REL - 221 Religion in America

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: Take One Set: Set 1: ENG-090 and RED-090 Set 2: ENG-095 Set 3: DRE 098  Set 4: DRE 099 

    This course is an examination of religious beliefs and practice in the United States. Emphasis is placed on mainstream religious traditions and non-traditional religious movements from the Colonial period to the present. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and appreciate the diversity of religious traditions in America.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts.


Respiratory Care

  
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    RCP - 110 Intro to Respiratory Care

    Class: 3 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    Corequisites: RCP 113  and RCP 132 

    This course introduces the respiratory care profession. Topics include the role of the respiratory care practitioner, medical gas administration, basic patient assessment, infection control, and medical terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations.

  
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    RCP - 111 Therapeutics/Diagnostics

    Class: 4 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

    Prerequisite: RCP 110 Corequisites: RCP 114  and RCP 145 

    This course is a continuation of RCP 110 . Emphasis is placed on entry-level therapeutic and diagnostic procedures used in respiratory care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations.

  
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    RCP - 112 Patient Management

    Class: 3 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    Prerequisite: RCP 111 Corequisites: RCP 115  and RCP 153 

    This course provides entry-level skills in adult/pediatric mechanical ventilation and respiratory care procedures in traditional and alternative settings. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic modalities and physiological effects of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, home care, mechanical ventilation, and monitoring. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations.

  
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    RCP - 113 Respiratory Pharmacology

    Class: 2 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    Corequisites: RCP 113  and RCP 132 

    This course covers the drugs used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. Emphasis is placed on the uses, actions, indications, administration, and hazards of pharmacological agents. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence though written evaluations.

    This course covers the drugs used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. Emphasis is placed on the uses, actions, indications, administration, and hazards of pharmacological agents. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence though written evaluations.

  
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    RCP - 114 Cardio Anatomy & Physiology

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: BIO-165 or BIO 168 Corequisites: RCP 111  and RCP 145 

    This course provides a concentrated study of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of respiratory care. Emphasis is placed on cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology, acid/base balance, and blood gas interpretation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these concepts through written evaluation.

  
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    RCP - 115 Cardio Pathophysiology

    Class: 2 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    Prerequisite: RCP 111 Corequisites: RCP 112  and RCP 153 

    This course introduces the etiology, pathogenesis, and physiology of cardiopulmonary diseases and disorders. Emphasis is placed on clinical signs and symptoms along with diagnoses, complications, prognoses, and management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these concepts through written evaluations.

  
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    RCP - 132 Respiratory Clinical Practice I

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 6 Credit: 2

    Corequisite: RCP 110  and RCP 113 

    This course provides entry-level clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.

  
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    RCP - 145 Respiratory Clinical Practice II

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 15 Credit: 5

    Prerequisite: RCP 110 Corequisites: RCP 111  and RCP 114 

    This course provides entry-level clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.

  
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    RCP - 153 Respiratory Clinical Practice III

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 9 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: RCP -11Corequisites: RCP 112  and RCP 115 

    This course provides entry-level clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.

  
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    RCP - 210 Critical Care Concepts

    Class: 3 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    Prerequisite: RCP 112 Corequisites: RCP 213  and RCP 235 

    This course provides further refinement of acute patient care and underlying pathophysiology. Topics include a continuation in the study of mechanical ventilation, underlying pathophysiology, and introduction of critical care monitoring. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations.

  
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    RCP - 211 Adv Monitoring/Procedures

    Class: 3 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    Prerequisite: RCP 210 Corequisites: RCP 215  and RCP 246 

    This course includes advanced information gathering and decision making for the respiratory care professional. Topics include advanced cardiac monitoring and special procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate, design, and recommend appropriate care plans through written and laboratory evaluations.

  
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    RCP - 213 Neonatal/Peds Concepts

    Class: 2 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

    Prerequisite: RCP 112 Corequisites: RCP 210  and RCP 235 

    This course provides in-depth coverage of the concepts of neonatal and pediatric respiratory care. Emphasis is placed on neonatal and pediatric pathophysiology and on the special therapeutic needs of neonates and children. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these concepts through written evaluations.

  
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    RCP - 215 Career Prep - Adv Level

    Class: 0 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 1

    Prerequisite: RCP 210 Corequisites: RCP 211  and RCP 246 

    This course provides preparation for employment and the advanced-level practitioner credentialing exam. Emphasis is placed on review of the NBRC Advanced-Level Practitioner Exam and supervision and management. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully complete the appropriate self-assessment examinations and meet the requirements for employment.

  
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    RCP - 235 Respiratory Clin Practice IV

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 15 Credit: 5

    Prerequisite: RCP 112 Corequisites: RCP 210  and RCP 213 

    This course provides advanced practitioner clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.

  
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    RCP - 246 Respiratory Clin Practice V

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 18 Credit: 6

    Prerequisite: RCP 210 Corequisites: RCP 211  and RCP 215 

    This course provides advanced practitioner clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required performance evaluations.


Social Work

  
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    SWK - 110 Introduction to Social Work

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course examines the historical development, values, orientation, and professional standards of social work and focuses on the terminology and broader systems of social welfare. Emphasis is placed on the various fields of practice including those agencies whose primary function is financial assistance, corrections, mental health, and protective services. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge, values, and skills of the social work professional. .

    Course Version Effective Term: 1997SU
  
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    SWK - 113 Working with Diversity

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course examines and promotes understanding, sensitivity, awareness, and knowledge of human diversity. Emphasis is placed on professional responsibilities, duties, and skills critical to multicultural human services practice. Upon completion, students should be able to integrate and expand knowledge, skills, and cultural awareness relevant to diverse populations.

    Course Version Effective Term: 1997SU

Sociology

  
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    SOC - 210 Introduction to Sociology

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: Take One Set: Set 1: ENG-090 and RED-090 Set 2: ENG-095 Set 3: DRE 098  Set 4: DRE 099 

    This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions. Topics include socialization, research methods, diversity and inequality, cooperation and conflict, social change, social institutions, and organizations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of sociological concepts as they apply to the interplay among individuals, groups, and societies.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Social/Behavioral Sciences.

  
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    SOC - 213 Sociology of the Family

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: Take One Set: Set 1: ENG-090 and RED-090 Set 2: ENG-095 Set 3: DRE 098  Set 4: DRE 099 

    This course covers the institution of the family and other intimate relationships. Emphasis is placed on mate selection, gender roles, sexuality, communication, power and conflict, parenthood, diverse lifestyles, divorce and remarriage, and economic issues. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze the family as a social institution and the social forces which influence its development and change.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Social/Behavioral Sciences.

  
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    SOC - 220 Social Problems

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: ENG 111  and SOC 210 

    This course provides an in-depth study of current social problems. Emphasis is placed on causes, consequences, and possible solutions to problems associated with families, schools, workplaces, communities, and the environment. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize, define, analyze, and propose solutions to these problems.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Social/Behavioral Sciences.

  
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    SOC - 225 Social Diversity

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisites: Take One Set: Set 1: ENG-090 and RED-090 Set 2: ENG-095 Set 3: DRE 098  Set 4: DRE 099 

    This course provides a comparison of diverse roles, interests, opportunities, contributions, and experiences in social life. Topics include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, and religion. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze how cultural and ethnic differences evolve and how they affect personality development, values, and tolerance.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Social/ Behavioral Sciences.

  
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    SOC - 240 Social Psychology

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course examines the influence of culture and social groups on individual behavior and personality. Emphasis is placed on the process of socialization, communication, conformity, deviance, interpersonal attraction, intimacy, race and ethnicity, small group experiences, and social movements. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze cultural and social forces that influence the individual in a society.


Spanish

  
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    SPA - 111 Elementary Spanish I

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate cultural awareness.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Humanities/ Fine Arts.

  
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    SPA - 112 Elementary Spanish II

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: SPA 111 

    This course is a continuation of SPA 111  focusing on the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate further cultural awareness.

    This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA & ICAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts.


Substance Abuse

  
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    SAB - 110 Substance Abuse Overview

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course provides an overview of the core concepts in substance abuse and dependence. Topics include the history of drug use/abuse, effects on societal members, treatment of addiction, and preventive measures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the etiology of drug abuse, addiction, prevention, and treatment.

  
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    SAB - 130 Addictive Behavior

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course surveys and investigates addiction patterns and various methods of treatment. Emphasis is placed on sociocultural, psychological, and physiological theories of substance abuse and treatment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of theories of substance abuse and treatment.

  
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    SAB - 210 Substance Abuse Counseling

    Class: 2 Lab: 2 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Corequisites

    This course provides theory and skills acquisition by utilizing intervention strategies designed to obtain therapeutic information, support recovery, and prevent relapse. Topics include counseling individuals and dysfunctional families, screening instruments, counseling techniques and approaches, recovery and relapse, and special populations. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss issues critical to recovery, identify intervention models, and initiate a procedure culminating in cognitive/behavioral change.


Surgical Technology

  
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    SUR - 110 Intro to Surgical Technology

    Class: 3 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    State Corequisite: SUR 111  

    This course provides a comprehensive study of the operative environment, professional roles, moral/legal/ethical responsibilities, and medical communications used in surgical technology. Topics include: professional behaviors, medical terminology, interdepartmental/peer/relationships, operating room environment/safety, pharmacology, anesthesia, incision sites, physiology of wound healing, and biomedical sciences. Upon completion, students should be able to apply theoretical knowledge of the course topics to the operative environment.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2012SP
  
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    SUR - 111 Perioperative Patient Care

    Class: 5 Lab: 6 Clinical: 0 Credit: 7

    Corequisite: SUR-110  

    This course provides theoretical knowledge for the application of essential operative skills during the perioperative phase. Topics include surgical asepsis, sterilization/disinfection, and perioperative patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles and practices of aseptic technique, sterile attire, basic case preparation, and other relevant skills.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2012SP
  
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    SUR - 122 Surgical Procedures I

    Class: 5 Lab: 3 Clinical: 0 Credit: 6


    State Prerequisites - Take All: SUR 110  and SUR 111  

    State Corequisite - Take SUR 123 

    This course provides an introduction to selected basic and intermediate surgical specialties that students are exposed to the first clinical rotation. Emphasis is placed on related surgical anatomy, pathology, and procedures that enhance theoretical knowledge of patient care, instrumentation, supplies, and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to correlate, integrate, and apply theoretical knowledge of the course topics to the clinical operative environment.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2016SP

  
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    SUR - 123 Surgical Clinical Practice I

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 21 Credit: 7

    Prerequisites: SUR 110  and SUR 111 Corequisite: SUR 122 

    This course provides clinical experience with a variety of perioperative assignments to build upon skills learned in SUR 111. Emphasis is placed on the scrub and circulating roles of the surgical technologist including aseptic technique and basic case preparation for selected surgical procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare, assist with, and dismantle basic surgical cases in both the scrub and circulating roles.

  
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    SUR - 134 Surgical Procedures II

    Class: 5 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

    Prerequisite: STP-101 or SUR 123 

    This course provides a comprehensive study of intermediate and advanced surgical specialties that students are exposed to in the second clinical rotation. Emphasis is placed on related surgical anatomy, pathology, and procedures that enhance theoretical knowledge of patient care, instrumentation, supplies, and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to correlate, integrate, and apply theoretical knowledge of the course topics to the clinical operative environment.

  
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    SUR - 135 Surgical Clinical Practice II

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 12 Credit: 4

    Prerequisite: SUR 123 Corequisite: SUR 134 

    This course provides clinical experience with a variety of perioperative assignments to build skills required for complex perioperative patient care. Emphasis is placed on greater technical skills, critical thinking, speed, efficiency, and autonomy in the operative setting. Upon completion, students should be able to function in the role of an entry-level surgical technologist.

  
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    SUR - 137 Professional Success Preparation

    Class: 1 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 1

    Prerequisite: SUR 123 Corequisites: SUR 134  and SUR 135 

    This course provides job-seeking skills and an overview of theoretical knowledge in preparation for certification. Topics include test-taking strategies, résumé preparation, and interviewing techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a résumé, demonstrate appropriate interview techniques, and identify strengths and weaknesses in preparation for certification.

  
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    SUR - 210 Adv SUR Clinical Practice

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 6 Credit: 2

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course is designed to provide individualized experience in advanced practice, education, circulating, and managerial skills. Emphasis is placed on developing and demonstrating proficiency in skills necessary for advanced practice. Upon completion, students should be able to assume leadership roles in a chosen specialty area.

 

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