Apr 10, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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    BUSG 2300 - Business Leadership Application


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Application of leadership skills that address social, political, economic, environmental, and legal issues.


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    BUSG 2305 - Business Law/Contracts


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Principles of law which form the legal framework for business activity including applicable statutes, contracts, and agency.


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    BUSG 2309 - Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Starting, operating, and growing a small business. Includes essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, accounting, financial needs, staffing, marketing strategies, and legal issues.


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    BUSI 1301 - Business Principles +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    This course provides a survey of economic systems, forms of business ownership, and considerations for running a business. Students will learn various aspects of business, management, and leadership functions; organizational considerations; and decision-making processes. Financial topics are introduced, including accounting, money and banking, and securities markets. Also included are discussions of business challenges in the legal and regulatory environment, business ethics, social responsibility, and international business. Emphasized is the dynamic role of business in everyday life.


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    BUSI 1307 - Personal Finance +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Personal and family accounts, budgets and budgetary control, bank accounts, charge accounts, borrowing, investing, insurance, standards of living, renting or home ownership, and wills and trust plans. NOTE: This course is not part of the business field of study and may not transfer toward a degree in business.


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    BUSI 2301 - Business Law +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    The course provides the student with foundational information about the U.S. legal system and dispute resolution, and their impact on business. The major content areas will include general principles of law, the relationship of business and the U.S. Constitution, state and federal legal systems, the relationship between law and ethics, contracts, sales, torts, agency law, intellectual property, and business law in the global context.
    Required Prerequisite(s): High school coursework in U.S. history and government, or equivalent.


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    BUSI 2305 - Business Statistics


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 1
    Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques for business and economic decision making. Topics include the collection, description, analysis, and summarization of data; probability; discrete and continuous random variables; the binomial and normal distributions; sampling distributions; tests of hypotheses; estimation and confidence intervals; linear regression; and correlation analysis. Statistical software is used to analyze data throughout the course. (BUSI 2305 is included in the Business Field of Study.) 
    Required Prerequisite(s): MATH 1324  or MATH 1314  and BCIS 1305  


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    CDEC 1317 - Child Development Associate Training I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Based on the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). Topics include CDA overview, observation skills, and child growth and development. The four functional areas of study are creative, cognitive, physical and communication.


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    CDEC 1321 - The Infant and Toddler


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A study of appropriate infant and toddler programs (birth to age three), including an overview of development, quality routines, learning environments, materials and activities, and teaching and guidance techniques.


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    CDEC 1323 - Observation and Assessment


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A study of observation skills, assessment techniques, and documentation of children’s development.


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    CDEC 1356 - Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching language and literacy through a play-based integrated curriculum to children from birth through age eight.


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    CDEC 1358 - Creative Arts for Early Childhood


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching music, movement, visual arts, and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences to support divergent thinking for children birth through age eight.


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    CDEC 1359 - Children with Special Needs


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A survey of information regarding children with special needs including possible causes and characteristics of exceptionalities, intervention strategies, available resources, referral processes, the advocacy role, and legislative issues.


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    CDEC 1413 - Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 4
    A study of the fundamentals of developmentally appropriate curriculum design and implementation in early care and education programs for children birth through age eight.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CDEC 1419  


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    CDEC 1419 - Child Guidance


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2
    An exploration of guidance strategies for promoting prosocial behaviors with individual and groups of children. Emphasis on positive guidance principles and techniques, family involvement, and cultural influences. Practical application through direct participation with children in a laboratory setting.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): TECA 1311  or TECA 1354  


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    CDEC 2307 - Math and Science for Early Childhood


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children math and science concepts and process skills through discovery and play.


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    CDEC 2322 - Child Development Associate Training II


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The six functional areas of study include safe, healthy, learning environment, self, social and guidance.


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    CDEC 2324 - Child Development Associate Training III


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Continuation of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The three functional areas of study include family, program management and professionalism.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CDEC 1317  and CDEC 2322  


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    CDEC 2326 - Administration of Programs for Children I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Application of management procedures for early care and education programs. Includes planning, operating, supervising, and evaluating programs. Topics cover philosophy, types of programs, policies, fiscal management, regulations, staffing, evaluation, and communication.


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    CDEC 2328 - Administration of Programs for Children II


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    An in-depth study of the skills and techniques in managing early care and education programs, including legal and ethical issues, personnel management, team building, leadership, conflict resolution, stress management, advocacy, professionalism, fiscal analysis, technical applications in programs and planning parent education/partnerships.


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    CDEC 2341 - The School Age Child


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A study of programs for the school age child, including an overview of development, learning environments, materials, activities and guidance techniques.


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    CDEC 2386 - Internship – Child Care Provider/Assistant


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 9
    A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the College and the employer. Includes application of early childhood principles, methods, materials, and appropriate guidance techniques for teaching young children in a framework which utilizes active learning. Supervised direct application in a laboratory setting. This course serves as the Capstone experience for child development majors.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CDEC 1419  and CDEC 1413  


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    CETT 1409 - DC-AC Circuits


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Fundamentals of DC circuits and AC circuits operation including Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws, networks, transformers, resonance, phasors, capacitive and inductive and circuit analysis techniques. Emphasis on circuit simulation using PSpice. Course includes soldering techniques, hand tools, circuit fabrication techniques, troubleshooting techniques and circuit analysis using Mathcad. For majors in Electronics and Telecommunications Technology, Computer Hardware Technology, and Robotics and Automation Technology.
    Required Prerequisite(s): MATH 0362  with a minimum grade of C or appropriate TSI Math placement score.


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    CETT 1441 - Solid State Circuits


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    A study of various semiconductor devices incorporated in circuits and their applications. Emphasis on circuit construction, measurements, and analysis.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CETT 1409  and MATH 0362  with a minimum grade of C or appropriate TSI Math placement score.


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    CETT 1445 - Microprocessor


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    An introductory course in microprocessor software and hardware: architecture, timing sequence, operation, and programming. Discussion of appropriate software diagnostic language and tools.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): CETT 1449  


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    CETT 1449 - Digital Systems


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    A course in electronics covering digital systems. Emphasis on application and troubleshooting digital systems using counters, registers, code converters, multiplexers, analog-to-digital-to-analog circuits, and large-scale integrated circuits.
    Required Prerequisite(s): MATH 0362  with a minimum grade of C or appropriate TSI Math placement score.


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    CETT 2435 - Advanced Microprocessors


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    An advanced course utilizing the microprocessor in control systems and interfacing. Emphasis on microprocessor hardware and implementation of peripheral interfacing.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): CETT 1445  


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    CHEF 1205 - Sanitation and Safety


    Semester Hours: 2 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A study of personal cleanliness; sanitary practices in food preparation; causes, investigation, and control of illnesses caused by food contamination (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points); and workplace safety standards.


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    CHEF 1264 - Practicum in Culinary Arts and Chef Training


    Semester Hours: 2 Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 14
    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry; and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.
    Required Prerequisite(s): Enrollment into class with approved petition. Class to be taken within last 12 hours of degree program.


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    CHEF 1301 - Basic Food Preparation


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    A study of the fundamental principles of food preparation and cookery to include Brigade System, cooking techniques, material handling, heat transfer, sanitation, safety, nutrition, and professionalism.
    Recommended Prerequisite/Corequisite(s): CHEF 1205  


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    CHEF 1302 - Principles of Healthy Cuisine


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Introduction to the principles of planning, preparation, and presentation of nutritionally balanced meals. Adaptation of basic cooking techniques to lower the fat and caloric content. Alternative methods and ingredients will be used to achieve a healthier cooking style. Modify recipes and substitute ingredients to reduce calories, sugar, fat, and sodium; create recipes using healthy techniques; identify common food allergies and special dietary needs; relate nutritional guidelines to diets and recipe production.
    Licensure/Certification Agency: American Culinary Federation Educational Institute.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CHEF 1301 , CHEF 1305 , and CHEF 2301  with a “C” or better. 


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    CHEF 1305 - Sanitation and Safety


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A study of personal cleanliness; sanitary practices in food preparation; causes, investigation, control of illness caused by food contamination (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points); and work place safety standards.


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    CHEF 1310 - Garde Manger


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    A study of specialty foods and garnishes. Emphasis on design, techniques, and display of fine foods. Identify tools and equipment common to the Garde Manger Station; develop fundamental skills in preparation of forcemeats; demonstrate basic skills in charcuterie and aspic development; and demonstrate cold food techniques for presentation. Licensing/Certification Agency: American Culinary Federation Educational Institute
    Required Prerequisite(s): CHEF 1301  CHEF 1305  and CHEF 2301  with a “C” or better


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    CHEF 1341 - American Regional Cuisine


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    A study of the development of regional cuisine’s in the United States with emphasis on the similarities in production and service systems. Applications of skills to develop, organize, and acquire knowledge of recipe strategies and production systems. Compare the unique similarities and differences in American cuisine; explain the importance of the immigration phenomena in the shaping of American cuisine; produce regional cuisine dishes which employ standard principles, concepts, and quality factors. Licensure/Certification Agency: American Culinary Federation Educational Institute.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CHEF 1301  CHEF 1305  and CHEF 2301  with a “C” or better


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    CHEF 1345 - International Cuisine


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    The study of classical cooking skills associated with the preparation and service of international and ethnic cuisines. Topics include similarities between food production systems used in the United States and other regions of the world. Explain the impact of global cuisines in the development of classical cooking principles and food preparation; interpret basic and advanced cooking principles in the preparation of classical food dishes; identify the origin of menu items. Licensing/Certification Agency: American Culinary Federation Educational Institute.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CHEF 1301  CHEF 1305  and CHEF 2301  with a “C” or better. 


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    CHEF 2301 - Intermediate Food Preparation


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 4
    Continuation of previous food preparation course. Topics include the concept of pre-cooked food items, as well as scratch preparation. Covers full range of food preparation techniques. Master the identification of spices, herbs, oils, and vinegar’s; discuss and prepare various proteins; discuss and prepare various fruits, vegetables, and starches; discuss and prepare sandwiches and salads. Licensure/Certification Agency: American Culinary Federation Educational Institute.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CHEF 1301  and CHEF 1305  with a “C” or better. Student must have current Serv-Safe Manager Certification. Enrollment into class with approved petition.


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    CHEM 1405 - Introductory Chemistry I (Lecture + Lab) +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Survey course introducing chemistry. Topics may include inorganic, organic, biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry, and environmental/consumer chemistry. Designed for non-science and allied health students.
    Required Prerequisite(s): MATH 0361  with a minimum grade of C or appropriate TSI Math placement score.


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    CHEM 1406 - Introductory Chemistry I (Lecture + Lab, Allied Health Emphasis) +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Survey course introducing chemistry. Topics include inorganic, organic, biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry, and environmental/consumer chemistry. Emphasis on importance of chemical concepts to living organisms -including humans. Designed for non-science and allied health students.
    Required Prerequisite(s): MATH 0361  with a minimum grade of C or appropriate TSI Math placement score.


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    CHEM 1407 - Introductory Chemistry II (Lecture + Lab) +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Continuation of CHEM 1405 . Survey course introducing chemistry. Topics include inorganic, organic, biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry, and environmental/consumer chemistry. Designed for non-science and allied health students.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1406  CHEM 1405  or CHEM 1411  


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    CHEM 1409 - General Chemistry for Engineering Majors (Lecture + Lab) +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Fundamental principles of chemistry for engineering majors; topics include measurements, fundamental properties of matter, states of matter, chemical reactions, acid-base concepts, chemical stoichiometry, periodicity of elemental properties, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, properties of gases, phase-diagrams, introduction to chemical equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and an introduction to descriptive inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.  Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in lecture; introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, chemical instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports.
    Required Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314  and high school Chemistry or equivalent preparation  

     


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    CHEM 1411 - General Chemistry I (Lecture + Lab) +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Fundamental principles of chemistry for majors in the sciences, health sciences, and engineering; topics include measurements, fundamental properties of matter, states of matter, chemical reactions, chemical stoichiometry, periodicity of elemental properties, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, properties of gases, and an introduction to thermodynamics and descriptive chemistry. Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles in lecture; introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports.
    Required Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314  or equivalent academic preparation
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): High School Chemistry


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    CHEM 1412 - General Chemistry II (Lecture + Lab) +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Chemical equilibrium; phase diagrams and spectrometry; acid-base concepts; thermodynamics; kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; an introduction to organic chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in lecture; introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, chemical instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1411 


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    CHEM 2289 - Academic Cooperative +


    Semester Hours: 2 Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 4
    An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in the physical sciences. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual students will set specific goals and objectives in the scientific study of inanimate objects, processes of matter and energy, and associated phenomena.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1411 , CHEM 1405 , OR CHEM 1406  and instructor permission.


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    CHEM 2389 - Academic Cooperative +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 5
    An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in the physical sciences. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual students will set specific goals and objectives in the scientific study of inanimate objects, processes of matter and energy, and associated phenomena. Students will conduct undergraduate research under the direction of a faculty member in chemistry.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1411 , CHEM 1405 , or CHEM 1406  and instructor permission.


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    CHEM 2423 - Organic Chemistry I (Lecture + Lab) +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 4
    Fundamental principles of organic chemistry will be studied, including the structure, bonding, properties, and reactivity of organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups, and synthesis of simple molecules. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of organic chemistry, including the structure, bonding, properties, and reactivity of organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Methods for the purification and identification of organic compounds will be examined.This course is intended for students in science or pre­-professional programs.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1412  


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    CHEM 2425 - Organic Chemistry II (Lecture + Lab) +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 4
    Continuation of CHEM-2423. Advanced principles of organic chemistry will be studied, including the structure, properties, and reactivity of aliphatic and aromatic organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups, and synthesis of simple molecules. This course is intended for students in science or pre-professional programs. Laboratory activities reinforce advanced principles of organic chemistry, including the structure, properties, and reactivity of aliphatic and aromatic organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2423  


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    CHIN 1411 - Beginning Chinese I +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2
    Fundamental skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and culture through contextualized presentations, interactive activities, and extensive laboratory practice.


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    CHIN 1412 - Beginning Chinese II +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2
    Fundamental skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and culture. Laboratory practice.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): CHIN 1411  


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    CHIN 2311 - Intermediate Chinese I +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Continuation of CHIN 1412 . Review and application of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasizes conversation, vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and culture.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): CHIN 1412  


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    CHIN 2312 - Intermediate Chinese II +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Continuation of CHIN 2311 . Review and application of skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasizes conversation, vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and culture. Laboratory practice.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): CHIN 2311  


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    CJLE 1111 - Basic Firearms


    Semester Hours: 1 Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Firearm safety, cleaning and care techniques, proper shooting principles, and firearm proficiency. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times if content varies.
    Required Corequisite(s): CJLE 1506 CJLE 1512 CJLE 1518 , and CJLE 2247  


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    CJLE 1345 - Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Topics include objectives, preparations, procedures, and methods of crime scene search; value of crime scene sketches and their relationship to crime scene photographs; fingerprints as physical evidence, fingerprint identification and classification, types of impressions and techniques for locating and developing impressions. Satisfies Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) Course #2106.


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    CJLE 1374 - Organized Crime


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    This course will discuss, define, and analyze the history of organized crime in the United States as well the development of Organized Crime both nationally and internationally.


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    CJLE 1394 - Special Topics in Law Enforcement and Police Science


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.


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    CJLE 1506 - Basic Peace Officer I


    Semester Hours: 5 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 8
    Basic preparation for a new peace officer. Should be taken in conjunction with Basic Peace Officer II and III to satisfy the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) approved Basic Peace Officer Training Academy. ***THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED ONLY BY INSTITUTIONS LICENSED AS A POLICE ACADEMY BY Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.***
    Required Corequisite(s): CJLE 1111  CJLE 1512  CJLE 1518  and CJLE 2247  


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    CJLE 1512 - Basic Peace Officer II


    Semester Hours: 5 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 8
    Basic preparation for a new peace officer. Should be taken in conjunction with Basic Peace Officer I and III to satisfy the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) approved Basic Peace Officer Academy. ***THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED ONLY BY INSTITUTIONS LICENSED AS A POLICE ACADEMY BY Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.***
    Required Corequisite(s): CJLE 1111  CJLE 1506  CJLE 1518  and CJLE 2247  


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    CJLE 1518 - Basic Peace Officer III


    Semester Hours: 5 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 8
    Basic preparation for a new peace officer. Should be taken in conjunction with Basic Peace Officer I and II to satisfy the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLEOSE) approved Basic Peace Officer Academy. This course may only be offered by institutions licensed as a police academy by TCLEOSE.
    Required Corequisite(s): CJLE 1111 , CJLE 1506 , CJLE 1512 , and CJLE 2247  


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    CJLE 2247 - Tactical Skills for Police


    Semester Hours: 2 Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 4
    Development of proficiency with a range of impact weapons and/or chemical agents and defensive techniques necessary to control a violent person. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times if content varies.
    Required Corequisite(s): CJLE 1506 , CJLE 1512 , CJLE 1518 , and CJLE 1111  


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    CJSA 1347 - Police Organization and Administration


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Study of the principles of or organizational structure and administration. Topics include theories of management, motivation, and leadership. Focus on a quality approach toward police community interaction.


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    CJSA 1348 - Ethics in Criminal Justice


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Ethical philosophies and issues pertaining to the various professions in the criminal justice system. Includes ethical issues emanating from constitutional conflict with public protection and individual rights, civil liberties and correctional policies.


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    CJSA 1393 - Special Topics in Criminal Justice Studies


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. The content of this course may vary and may address the capstone experience through a technical writing curriculum. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.


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    CJSA 2331 - Child Abuse: Prevention and Investigation


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Forms of child abuse and neglect and the traits of typical abusers. Includes strategies to investigate abuse, interview victims and witnesses, document evidence in accordance with state law, and conduct case studies.


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    CJSA 2334 - Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A series of lectures and class participation exercises presenting selected topics currently confronting criminal justice personnel and the public they serve. (Capstone Course - Must be taken during the last semester of the program.)


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    CJSA 2388 - Internship in Criminal Justice and Safety Studies


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 9
    A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the College and the employer.


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    CNBT 1110 - Basic Construction Safety


    Semester Hours: 1 Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Basic job site construction safety in residential, commercial, and industrial construction.


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    CNBT 1300 - Residential and Light Commercial Blueprint Reading


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Introductory blueprint reading for residential and light commercial construction.


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    CNBT 1302 - Mechanical/Plumbing/Electrical Systems in Construction


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A presentation of the basic mechanical, plumbing, and electrical components in construction and their relationship to residential and light commercial buildings.


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    CNBT 1311 - Construction Methods and Material I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Introduction to construction materials and methods and their applications.


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    CNBT 1316 - Construction Technology I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Introduction to site preparation foundations, form work, safety, tools, and equipment.


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    CNBT 1342 - Building Codes and Inspections


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Building codes and standards applicable to building construction and inspection processes.


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    CNBT 1344 - Construction Materials Testing


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Laboratory testing and field inspection procedures associated with construction materials.


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    CNBT 1346 - Construction Estimating I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Fundamentals of estimating materials and labor costs in construction.
    Required Corequisite(s): CNBT 1300  


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    CNBT 1350 - Construction Technology II


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Framing in residential and light commercial construction. Includes safety, tools, and equipment used in floor, wall, ceiling, and roof framing methods and systems.


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    CNBT 2266 - Practicum in Construction Engineering Technology/Technician


    Semester Hours: 2 Lecture Hours: 0 Laboratory Hours: 14
    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by employer, College, and student. This is a Capstone Course.
    Required Prerequisite(s): Approval of Department Chair


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    CNBT 2335 - Computer-Aided Construction Scheduling


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Advanced construction scheduling utilizing computer scheduling software to perform various scheduling procedures.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CNBT 1346 


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    CNBT 2337 - Construction Estimating II


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Advanced estimating concepts using computer software for construction and crafts.
    Required Prerequisite(s): CNBT 1346 


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    CNBT 2342 - Construction Management I


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Management skills on the job site. Topics include written and oral communications, leadership and motivation, problem solving, and decision making. This course also deals with the concepts and principles in estimating, planning, scheduling, controlling and construction ethics.


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    COMM 1307 - Introduction to Mass Communication +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Survey of basic content and structural elements of mass media and their functions and influences on society.


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    COMM 1316 - News Photography I +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 4
    Problems and practices of photography for newspapers. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, and printing media.


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    COMM 1335 - Introduction to Electronic Media +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    An overview of the development, regulation, economics, social impact, and industry practices in electronic media.


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    COMM 2305 - Editing and Layout +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Editing and layout processes, with emphasis on accuracy and fairness, including the principles and techniques of design. Laboratory provides practical experience editing and designing for the student newspaper.
    Required Prerequisite(s): COMM 2311  


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    COMM 2311 - Media Writing +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Fundamentals of writing for the mass media. Includes instruction in professional methods and techniques for gathering, processing, and delivering content.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): Average keyboarding skills


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    COMM 2315 - News Reporting +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    This course focuses on advanced news-gathering and writing skills. It concentrates on the three-part process of producing news stories: discovering the news, reporting the news, and writing the news in different formats.
    Required Prerequisite(s): COMM 2311  
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): Average keyboarding skills


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    COMM 2332 - Radio and Television News +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Preparation and analysis of news styles for the electronic media.


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    COMM 2339 - Writing for Radio, Television and Film +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Introduction to basic script formats, terminology, and writing techniques, including the writing of commercials, public service announcements, promotions, news, documentary, and fictional materials.


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    COMM 2366 - Introduction to Cinema +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    Survey and analyze cinema including history, film techniques, production procedures, selected motion pictures, and cinema’s impact on and reflection of society. Students may not earn credit for both COMM-2366 and DRAM 2366 .


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    COSC 1301 - Introduction to Computing +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 1
    Overview of computer systems-hardware, operating systems, the Internet, and application software including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and databases. Current topics such as the effect of computers on society, and the history and use of computers in business, educational, and other interdisciplinary settings are also studied. This course is not intended to count toward a student’s major field of study in business or computer science.


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    COSC 1420 - “C” Programming +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2
    Introduces the fundamental concepts of structured programming in the C language. Topics include data types; control structures; functions, structures, arrays, pointers, pointer arithmetic, unions, and files; the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging programs; introduction to programming; and introduction to the historical and social context of computing.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): COSC 1436  


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    COSC 1436 - Programming Fundamentals I +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2
    Introduces the fundamental concepts of structured programming and provides a comprehensive introduction to programming for computer science and technology majors. Topics include software development methodology, data types, control structures, functions, arrays, and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging. This course assumes computer literacy. This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): COSC 1301  


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    COSC 1437 - Programming Fundamentals II +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2
    This course focuses on the object-oriented programming paradigm, emphasizing the definition and use of classes along with fundamentals of object-oriented design. The course includes basic analysis of algorithms, searching and sorting techniques, and an introduction to software engineering processes. Students will apply techniques for testing and debugging software. (This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.)
    Required Prerequisite(s): COSC 1436  


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    COSC 2425 - Computer Organization +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2
    The organization of computer systems is introduced using assembly language. Topics include basic concepts of computer architecture and organization, memory hierarchy, data types, computer arithmetic, control structures, interrupt handling, instruction sets, performance metrics, and the mechanics of testing and debugging computer systems. Embedded systems and device interfacing are introduced.
    Required Prerequisite(s): COSC 1436  


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    COSC 2436 - Programming Fundamentals III +


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2
    Further applications of programming techniques, introducing the fundamental concepts of data structures and algorithms. Topics include data structures (including stacks, queues, linked lists, hash tables, trees, and graphs), searching, sorting, recursion, and algorithm analysis. Programs will be implemented in an appropriate object oriented language. (This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.)
    Required Prerequisite(s): COSC 1437  


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    CPMT 1351 - IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 3
    An introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) professionals. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of PC technology, networking, and security, and also provides an introduction to advanced concepts addressed by CISCO CCENT, CCNA, and COMPTIA certifications. Hands-on labs and Virtual Laptop and Virtual Desktop learning tools help students develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. Cisco Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities promote the exploration of network and networking security concepts and allow students to experiment with network behavior.


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    CPMT 2433 - Computer Integration


    Semester Hours: 4 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3
    Integration of hardware, software, and applications. Customization of computer systems for specific applications such as engineering, multimedia, or data acquisition.


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    CRIJ 1301 - Introduction to Criminal Justice +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    This course provides a historical and philosophical overview of the American criminal justice system, including the nature, extent, and impact of crime; criminal law; and justice agencies and processes.


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    CRIJ 1306 - Court Systems and Practices +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    This course is a study of the court system as it applies to the structures, procedures, practices and sources of law in American courts, using federal and Texas statutes and case law.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): CRIJ 1310  


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    CRIJ 1307 - Crime in America +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    American crime problems in historical perspective, social and public policy factors affecting crime, impact and crime trends, social characteristics of specific crimes, and crime prevention.
    Recommended Prerequisite(s): SOCI 1301  


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    CRIJ 1310 - Fundamentals of Criminal Law +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    This course is the study of criminal law including application of definitions, statutory elements, defenses and penalties using Texas statutes, the Model Penal Code, and case law. The course also analyzes the philosophical and historical development of criminal law and criminal culpability.


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    CRIJ 1313 - Juvenile Justice System +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    A study of the juvenile justice process to include specialized juvenile law, role of the juvenile law, role of the juvenile courts, role of police agencies, role of correctional agencies, and theories concerning delinquency.


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    CRIJ 2313 - Correctional Systems and Practices +


    Semester Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0
    This course is a survey of institutional and non-institutional corrections. Emphasis will be placed on the organization and operation of correctional systems; treatment and rehabilitation; populations served; Constitutional issues; and current and future issues.


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