Feb 07, 2023  
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

 

Surgical Technology

  
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    SUR - 211 Adv Theoretical Concepts

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course covers theoretical knowledge required for extension of the surgical technologist role. Emphasis is placed on advanced practice in complex surgical specialties, educational methodologies, and managerial skills. Upon completion, students should be able to assume leadership roles in a chosen specialty area.


Transportation Technology

  
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    TRN - 110 Intro to Transport Technology

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course covers workplace safety, hazardous materials, environmental regulations, hand tools, service information, basic concepts, vehicle systems, and common transportation industry terminology. Topics include familiarization with major vehicle systems, proper use of various hand and power tools, material safety data sheets, and personal protective equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate appropriate safety procedures, identify and use basic shop tools, and describe government regulations regarding transportation repair facilities.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2013FA
  
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    TRN - 120 Basic Transport Electricity

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course covers basic electrical theory, wiring diagrams, test equipment, and diagnosis, repair, and replacement of batteries, starters, and alternators. Topics include Ohm’s Law, circuit construction, wiring diagrams, circuit testing, and basic troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to properly use wiring diagrams, diagnose, test, and repair basic wiring, battery, starting, charging, and electrical concerns.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2013FA
  
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    TRN - 130 Intro to Sustainable Transport

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides an overview of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Topics include composition and use of alternative fuels including compressed natural gas, biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen, and synthetic fuels, hybrid/electric, and vehicles using alternative fuels. Upon completion, students should be able to identify alternative fuel vehicles, explain how each alternative fuel delivery system operates, and perform minor repairs.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2013FA
  
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    TRN - 170 PC Skills for Transportation

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course introduces students to personal computer literacy and Internet literacy with an emphasis on the transportation service industry. Topics include service information systems, management systems, computer-based systems, and PC-based diagnostic equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to access information pertaining to transportation technology and perform word processing.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2013FA
  
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    TRN - 180 Basic Welding for Transportation

    Class: 1 Lab: 4 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course covers the terms and procedures for welding various metals used in the transportation industry with an emphasis on personal safety and environmental health. Topics include safety and precautionary measures, setup/operation of MIG equipment, metal identification methods, types of welds/joints, techniques, inspection methods, cutting processes and other related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of welding operations and safety procedures according to industry standard.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2013FA

Trucking Operations Management

  
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    TOM - 130 Fleet Maintenance

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides an overview of the fleet maintenance management operations in the trucking industry. Topics include trucking regulations, managing a maintenance shop, key performance indicators (KPI), maintenance management systems, and truck/trailer specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to define the requirements of fleet maintenance management skills in a trucking based company.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2016SP
  
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    TOM - 250 Operations of Trucking I

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides an overview of operating a trucking business. Topics include the business, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, freight brokerage and entrepreneurship aspects of operating a trucking business. Upon completion, students should be able to define the skills and personnel needed to operate a successful trucking business.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2016SP

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  
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    UAS - 110 Intro to UAS Operations

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides an introduction to the history, various technologies, and capabilities of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Topics include UAS history, operational design and capabilities, popular applications, and the science of flight. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and explain common aspects of unmanned aircraft systems including their historical development, commonly utilized technologies, applications, and unit flight capabilities.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2015FA
  
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    UAS - 111 Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course provides students with the various products and technologies commonly associated with unmanned aircraft systems utilized by hobbyists, government, industry, and the military. Topics include data acquisition, operations and the various technologies associated with unmanned flight. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of flight control operations including programming telemetry and data acquisition.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2015FA
  
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    UAS - 115 Small UAS Certification

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course prepares learners for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight certification to promote compliance with the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). Topics include FAA Title 14 CFR Part 107 study guide and NCDOT UAS flight standards to provide guidance in the areas of remote pilot certification, aircraft registration and marking, aircraft airworthiness, basic piloting skills, and the operation of small UAS. Upon completion, students should be able to meet requirements for small UAS certification through the NCDOT and perform basic small UAS piloting in accordance with FAA Title 14 CFR Part 107 regulations.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2018SU
  
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    UAS - 230 UAS Aerial Photo Surveys

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course introduces students to some of the popular unmanned aerial photographic applications commonly utilized in commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations involving aerial surveys and photography. Topics include aerial photography and equipment, aerial vehicles, examples of successful UAS survey and photographic business models, and Federal Aviation Regulations governing airspace applications. Upon completion, students should be able to plan, implement and conduct a successful photo aerial survey mission.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2015FA

Web Technologies

  
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    WEB - 115 Web Markup and Scripting

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

    Prerequisite: CTI 110  

    This course introduces Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) Internet programming using JavaScript. Topics include basic syntax, object-oriented programming, functions, variables, events, arrays, validation, accessibility, and web standards. Upon completion, students should be able to write, debug, and maintain well-formed and well-documented interactive web content using JavaScript code.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2022SP

Welding

  
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    WLD - 110 Cutting Processes

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course introduces oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting systems. Topics include safety, proper equipment setup, and operation of oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting equipment with emphasis on a straight line, curve, and bevel cutting. Upon completion, students should be able to oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cut metals of varying thickness.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2013FA
  
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    WLD - 112 Basic Welding Processes

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course introduces basic welding and cutting. Emphasis is placed on beads applied with gases, mild steel fillers, and electrodes and the capillary action of solder. Upon completion, students should be able to set up welding and oxy-fuel equipment and perform welding, brazing, and soldering processes.

    Course Version Effective Term: 1997SU
  
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    WLD - 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate

    Class: 2 Lab: 9 Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2013FA
  
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    WLD - 116 SMAW (Stick) Plate/Pipe

    Class: 1 Lab: 9 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    Prerequisite: WLD 115  

    This course is designed to enhance skills with the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on advancing manipulative skills with SMAW electrodes on varying joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform groove welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions.

    Course Version Effective Term: 1997SU
  
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    WLD - 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate

    Class: 2 Lab: 6 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2013FA
  
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    WLD - 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate

    Class: 2 Lab: 6 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course introduces the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include correct selection of tungsten, polarity, gas, and proper filler rod with emphasis placed on safety, equipment setup, and welding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW fillet and groove welds with various electrodes and filler materials.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2013FA
  
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    WLD - 132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe

    Class: 1 Lab: 6 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: WLD 131 

    This course is designed to enhance skills with the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include setup, joint preparation, and electrode selection with emphasis on manipulative skills in all welding positions on plate and pipe. Upon completion, students should be able to perform GTAW welds with prescribed electrodes and filler materials on various joint geometry.

    Course Version Effective Term: 1997SU
  
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    WLD - 141 Symbols & Specifications

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course introduces the basic symbols and specifications used in welding. Emphasis is placed on interpretation of lines, notes, welding symbols, and specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret symbols and specifications commonly used in welding.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2013FA
  
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    WLD - 151 Fabrication I

    Class: 2 Lab: 6 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course introduces the basic principles of fabrication. Emphasis is placed on safety, measurement, layout techniques, cutting, joining techniques, and the use of fabrication tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to perform layout activities and operate various fabrication and material handling equipment.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2009FA
  
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    WLD - 215 SMAW (Stick) Pipe

    Class: 1 Lab: 9 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

    Prerequisite: WLD 115  or WLD 116 

    This course covers the knowledge and skills that apply to welding pipe. Topics include pipe positions, joint geometry, and preparation with emphasis placed on bead application, profile, and discontinuities. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW welds to applicable codes on carbon steel pipe with prescribed electrodes in various positions.

    Course Version Effective Term: 1997SU
  
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    WLD - 251 Fabrication II

    Class: 1 Lab: 6 Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

    Prerequisite: WLD 151 

    This course covers advanced fabrication skills. Topics include advanced layout and assembly methods with emphasis on the safe and correct use of fabrication tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to fabricate projects from working drawings.


    Course Version Effective Term: 1997SU
  
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    WLD - 261 Certification Practices

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

    Prerequisites: WLD 115 , WLD 121 , and WLD 131 

    This course covers certification requirements for industrial welding processes. Topics include techniques and certification requirements for prequalified joint geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to perform welds on carbon steel plate and/or pipe according to applicable codes.

    Course Version Effective Term: 1997SU
  
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    WLD - 262 Inspection & Testing

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

    No Pre/Co Requisites

    This course introduces destructive and non-destructive testing methods. Emphasis is placed on safety, types and methods of testing, and the use of testing equipment and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and/or perform a variety of destructive and non-destructive testing processes.


    Course Version Effective Term: 1997SU

Work-Based Learning

  
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    WBL - 111 Work Based Learning I

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 10 Credit: 1

    Corequisite: WBL 115 

    This course provides work experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student’s program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2014FA
  
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    WBL - 112 Work Based Learning I

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 20 Credit: 2

    Corequisite: WBL 115 

    This course provides work experience with a college approved employer in an area related to the student’s program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2014FA
  
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    WBL - 115 Work Experience Seminar I

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

    Corequisite: WBL 111 , WBL 112 , WBL-113, or WBL-114

    Some topics covered will be: resume writing, job seeking skills, oral communication skills, and debriefing of experiences in corequisite course (WBL 111  or WBL 112 ).

    Course Version Effective Term: 2014FA
  
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    WBL - 121 Work Based Learning II

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 10 Credit: 1


    Prerequisite: WBL 111  or WBL 112 

    Corequisite: WBL 125   

    This course provides work experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student’s program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2014FA

  
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    WBL - 122 Work Based Learning II

    Class: 0 Lab: 0 Clinical: 20 Credit: 2


    Prerequisite: WBL 111  or WBL 112 

    Corequisite: WBL 125  

    This course provides work experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student’s program of study. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.

    Course Version Effective Term: 2014FA

  
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    WBL - 125 Work Experience Seminar II

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

    Corequisite: WBL 121 , WBL 122 , WBL-123, or WBL-124

    Some topics covered will be: conflict resolution, planning / goal setting, group dynamics, and debriefing of experiences in corequisite course (WBL 121  or WBL 122 ).

    Course Version Effective Term: 2014FA
 

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