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2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

 

 

Radiologic Technology

  
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    RAD 708 - Radiographic Exposure


    2.5 Credit(s)
    The operation of various types of radiographic equipment including grids, automatic exposure control, fluoroscopy, beam restriction, and filtration are outlined. Additionally, scatter production, technique charts, radiographic exposure technique (kVp and mAs) and recorded detail and distortion are presented. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 0

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in RAD 186 , RAD 270  
    Corequisite(s): RAD 521  
  
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    RAD 712 - Radiographic Advanced Exposure


    2 Credit(s)
    Computed and Digital Radiography, basic digital applications in radiology and PACS (Picture Archiving Communication Systems) will be outlined in this course.  Quality assurance (QA) and Quality control (QC) of digital imaging and general radiography will be presented. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 0

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in RAD 420 , RAD 521 , RAD 708  
    Corequisite(s): RAD 561  
  
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    RAD 738 - Radiologic Pathology


    2 Credit(s)
    Common pathological disorders of the different systems of the human body will be emphasized.  Radiographs exemplifying pathological disorders will be supplemented. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 0

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in RAD 420 , RAD 521 , RAD 708  
    Corequisite(s): RAD 561  
  
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    RAD 810 - Radiologic Technologist Professional


    1.5 Credit(s)
    Develops marketable career readiness strategies that can be used to obtain employment as an entry level radiologic technologist.  Strategies to prepare students for professional practice will be emphasized.  Ethical and legal responsibilities, and quality improvement will also be covered. Lecture Hours: 24

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in RAD 521  
  
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    RAD 860 - Radiobiology and Radiation Protection


    2.5 Credit(s)
    Covers the effects of ionizing radiation to the human body and methods of radiation protection for the general population and radiation workers along with federal and government standards. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 0

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in RAD 420 , RAD 521 , RAD 708  
    Corequisite(s): RAD 561  
  
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    RAD 868 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging Internship I


    6 Credit(s)
    A clinical course designed to teach MRI procedures beginning with patient care procedures specific to MRI and ending with the required ARRT competencies required for the ARRT MR board exam. Co-op Hours: 384

    Prerequisite(s): An AAS degree or higher in radiologic technology and concurrent enrollment in the University of Iowa’s MRI online program
  
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    RAD 869 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging Internship II


    6 Credit(s)
    A clinical course designed to teach MRI procedures beginning with patient care procedures specific to MRI and ending with the required ARRT competencies required for the ARRT MR board exam. Co-op Hours: 384

    Prerequisite(s): RAD 868  and concurrent enrollment in the University of Iowa’s MRI online program
  
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    RAD 881 - Diagnostic Medical Sonography Internship I


    10 Credit(s)
    Introduces sonography patient care, equipment and basic abdominal and vascular procedures. Normal anatomy is scanned and basic Sonography competencies completed. Prepares for advancement on to RAD 882  where students will continue with required ARDMS competencies. Observation and participation in Ultrasound (US) procedures beginning with patient care procedures specific to US and ending with required ARDMS competencies required for the ARDMS Abdomen and Vascular components. Co-op Hours: 640

    Prerequisite(s): Unv of Iowa courses: Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Sciences and Foundations of Sonography; an AAS degree or higher in radiologic technology; and concurrent enrollment in the University of Iowa’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography online program
  
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    RAD 882 - Diagnostic Medical Sonography Internship II


    10 Credit(s)
    Introduces obstetrical and gynecological sonography procedures. Continued application of abdominal and vascular sonography knowledge. Skills are advanced by applying information about pathology to these procedures. Normal anatomy is scanned as well as cases with pathologic conditions and students will continue to obtain required ARDMS competencies. Prepares for advancement on to RAD 893 . Co-op Hours: 640

    Prerequisite(s): RAD 881 ; and concurrent enrollment in the University of Iowa’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography online program
  
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    RAD 893 - Diagnostic Medical Sonography Internship III


    6.25 Credit(s)
    Introduces breast imaging sonography as well as invasive procedures such as biopsies. Continued application of abdominal, vascular and OB/gyn sonography knowledge. Normal anatomy is scanned as well as cases with pathologic conditions. Students perform quality assurance tests on equipment. Continues preparation towards the national ARDMS board exams. Co-op Hours: 400

    Prerequisite(s): RAD 882 ; concurrent enrollment in the University of Iowa’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography online program
  
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    RAD 901 - Registry Review


    2 Credit(s)
    A comprehensive review of all aspects of radiologic technology will be presented in preparation of the national registry examination. Lecture Hours: 32

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in HUM 108 MAT 110 PSY 111 RAD 712 RAD 738 RAD 810 RAD 860 SPC 112  
    Corequisite(s): RAD 592  

Reading

  
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    RDG 034 - College Reading I


    1.5 Credit(s)
    An introductory course designed to assist the student whose present reading level is not sufficiently developed to meet the recommended college-level assignments. Emphasis will be on improving comprehensive reading skills as well as reading speed and vocabulary Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 16

    Note: Foundation-building (developmental) courses; not considered transferable.





  
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    RDG 041 - College Reading II


    1.5 Credit(s)
    Implement strategies to develop pre-reading, active reading, comprehension, vocabulary and critical reading skills which will improve students’ reading and assist them in all their NICC courses. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 16

    Prerequisite(s): RDG 034  or qualifying placement score
    Note: Foundation-building (developmental) courses; not considered transferable.






Religion

  
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    REL 105 - Introduction to Religion


    3 Credit(s)
    Topical introduction to The study of religion, exploring the human search for the Sacred, Holy or Ultimate. Through descriptions and analysis of the dimensions of religious expression common to all religious traditions, students develop an understanding of the phenomena of religion using examples from different religious traditions as well as from literature and philosophy. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.






Respiratory Therapy

  
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    RCP 271 - Respiratory Therapy Techniques I


    6 Credit(s)
    This course combines theory, laboratory practice, and clinical experience in medical gas therapy, basic pharmacology, aerosol and humidity therapy, bronchial hygiene, and general patient assessment skills. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 64 | Clinical Hours: 96

  
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    RCP 320 - Respiratory Therapy Science I


    3.5 Credit(s)
    To provide a basic knowledge of chemistry, physics, microbiology, mathematics and anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system as applied to Respiratory Therapy. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    RCP 352 - Pulmonary Pathology


    7 Credit(s)
    Provides an overview of acute and chronic diseases affecting the pulmonary system and outlines, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 32 | Clinical Hours: 192

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in BIO 173 RCP 460 RCP 540  
  
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    RCP 460 - Respiratory Science II


    3.5 Credit(s)
    Basic knowledge of respiratory and circulatory physiology, including evaluation of acid-base status and pulmonary function testing. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 48

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in RCP 271 , RCP 320  
  
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    RCP 490 - Respiratory Therapy Science III


    6 Credit(s)
    Theory and experience in EKG interpretation and treatment of abnormal rhythms. Provides an overview of the fundamentals of alternate site care. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32 | Clinical Hours: 192

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in BIO 173 , RCP 460 , RCP 540  
  
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    RCP 540 - Respiratory Therapy Techniques II


    8 Credit(s)
    This course combines theory, laboratory practice, and clinical experience in hyperinflation therapy, airway care, manual resuscitation, ventilator management, and non-invasive positive pressure ventilation. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 64 | Clinical Hours: 192

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in RCP 271 , RCP 320  
  
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    RCP 600 - Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Therapy


    3 Credit(s)
    This course provides in-depth knowledge into the complex problems associated with the neonatal and pediatric population.  Neonatal and pediatric assessment, monitoring, and respiratory intervention will be a major focus.  Abnormal conditions that occur during the transition from fetal development, to the perinatal period, to the pediatric stages of life will also be discussed.  Simulation will be used to demonstrate the ability to identify and treat common abnormalities found in this population. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 32

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in RCP 352  
  
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    RCP 810 - Respiratory Care Professional


    2 Credit(s)
    Develops marketable career readiness strategies that can be used to obtain employment as an entry level respiratory therapist.  Strategies to prepare students for professional practice will be emphasized.  Ethical and legal responsibilities, quality improvement, and managed care topics will also be covered. Lecture Hours: 32

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in RCP 600  and RCP 820  
  
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    RCP 820 - Respiratory Therapy Techniques IV


    7.5 Credit(s)
    This course combines theory, laboratory practice, and clinical experience in evaluation and treatment of pathological conditions affecting the respiratory system, pharmacological principles, hemodynamic monitoring, and an overview of cardiovascular surgical procedures and equipment. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 16 | Clinical Hours: 240

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in RCP 352  
  
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    RCP 831 - Respiratory Therapy Techniques V


    10 Credit(s)
    Combines theory and clinical experience in evaluation and treatment of pathological conditions affecting the respiratory system, application of pharmacologic agents and monitoring and neurological assessment. Covers pulmonary rehabilitation, nutritional assessment and cardiopulmonary stress testing principles. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0 | Clinical Hours: 336

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in RCP 600 , RCP 820  
  
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    RCP 840 - Innovations in Respiratory Care


    5.5 Credit(s)
    Information on new and innovative techniques in the field of respiratory therapy for the adult, neonatal and pediatric patient. Lecture Hours: 88

    Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in RCP 600 , RCP 820  

Sociology

  
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    SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology


    3 Credit(s)
    The basic sociological principles and basic processes of group behavior. Includes the study of social interaction, family and group life, social institutions, status and role, culture, population, structure and change and community structures (both urban and rural). Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    SOC 115 - Social Problems


    3 Credit(s)
    Students will be introduced to social problems as they relate to the individual, family, community, and culture.  The student will learn to identify these problems, define causative factors, and explore solutions.  General areas to be studied include the foundations of social problems, problems of deviance, problems of inequality, problems of social institutions, and global social problems. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    SOC 120 - Marriage and Family


    3 Credit(s)
    This course approaches marriage and the family, or alternatives, from a multi-disciplined perspective to search for our humanness, our relationships, and our potentials.  The significance and complexities of relationships encourage personal knowledge, reflection, and intellectual insight.    Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.





  
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    SOC 160 - Introduction to Social Work


    3 Credit(s)
    This course provides basic understanding of how the American system of social services and the social work profession combine in order to meet the personal and social needs of persons considered “at-risk” in a variety of settings.  The course is designed to introduce students to the entry-level, generalist social work practitioner profession and how to empower the function of social work in modern American society. Lecture Hours: 48

  
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    SOC 208 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


    3 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to be a holistic overview of the cultural anthropological perspective which will describe in the broadest possible sense what it means to be human.  The emphasis will be on culture, that is, sets of learned behavior and ideas that human beings acquire as members of a society and use to adopt to and to transform the world in which we live.  Topics to be covered at the introductory level will include:  the anthropological perspective; culture and the human condition; ethnographic fieldwork; history, anthropology, and the explanation of cultural diversity; language; cognition; play, art, myth and ritual; worldview; kinship; marriage and the family; relationships beyond kinship; social organization and power; subsistence or making a living; the world system; and anthropology in everyday life. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.






Speech

  
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    SPC 112 - Public Speaking


    3 Credit(s)
    An introductory course designed to help students develop skills as speakers and critical listeners, increase understanding of the concepts and principles of verbal communication, and become more effective communicators in formal and informal speaking situations. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

    Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.






Student Development

  
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    SDV 130 - Career Exploration


    1 Credit(s)
    Provides help in choosing a career and in acclimating students to the College. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    SDV 135 - Job Seeking Skills


    1 Credit(s)
    Develops skills and materials necessary to obtain employment. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    SDV 136 - Time and Stress Management


    1 Credit(s)
    Techniques to effectively manage time and to recognize and reduce stress. Emphasizes skills that can be applied to the workplace. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    SDV 153 - Pre-Employment Strategies


    2 Credit(s)
    Introduces skills necessary for entry-level employment and provides information about career options. Addresses interests, values, and skills, and how these impact the career decision-making process. Stresses the importance of aligning career goals with education plans. Networking with local employers and learning about local employment opportunities is a key course component. Lecture Hours: 32 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    SDV 169 - Credit for Life Experience Portfolio Development


    1 Credit(s)
    Assists students applying for credit for life experience in completing a systematic approach to developing and submitting a portfolio for review for credit for life experience. Lecture Hours: 0 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    SDV 174 - Critical and Creative Thinking


    3 Credit(s)
    Training in thinking, decision making, problem analysis, and problem solving to provide understanding of the importance of making the right decisions and the process of problem resolution individually and in teams. Develops practical skills on how to be effective decision makers and problem solvers, and builds critical thinking concepts and effective communication and negotiation skills. Work consists mostly of discussing principles and applying them to hypothetical and real-life case studies. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    SDV 179 - The College Experience


    3 Credit(s)
    College is a new and different experience for many students. This course will convey expectations of the college culture to first- time college students. The course will provide an examination of the student’s learning styles, familiarization with college resources and support services, review of important study and test taking skills, development of goal setting and decision making skills, and enhancement of personal skills that relate directly to success in college, and beyond. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    SDV 200 - Introduction to Computers


    1.5 Credit(s)
    Introduces the basic concepts of computer technology with related “hands-on” experience. Lecture Hours: 8 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    SDV 212 - Coop Career Seminar


    1 Credit(s)
    During Coop Career Experience, students will encounter potentially challenging workplace issues. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to discuss and problem-solve these issues and build appropriate workplace competencies that will significantly impact workplace success. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 0

    Corequisite(s): SDV 222 , SDV 223 , SDV 224 , SDV 225 , SDV 226  
  
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    SDV 219 - Professionalism


    4 Credit(s)
    Designed for student awareness of personal strengths and identifying areas for improvement. Concentrates on developing marketable personal and professional skills. Presents strategies to assist in maintaining employment and in demonstrating a professional image and work behavior. Lecture Hours: 64 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    SDV 222 - Coop Career Experience I


    1 Credit(s)
    Supervised work experience with employers that enables students to apply their skills and knowledge. Work experiences will relate to the students’ academic programs of study. Co-op Hours: 64

    Corequisite(s): Recommended SDV 212 
  
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    SDV 223 - Coop Career Experience II


    2 Credit(s)
    Supervised work experience with employers that enables students to apply their skills and knowledge. Work experiences will relate to the students’ academic programs of study. Co-op Hours: 128

    Corequisite(s): Recommended SDV 212 
  
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    SDV 224 - Coop Career Experience III


    3 Credit(s)
    Supervised work experience with employers that enables students to apply their skills and knowledge. Work experiences will relate to the students’ academic programs of study. Co-op Hours: 192

    Corequisite(s): Recommended SDV 212 
  
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    SDV 225 - Coop Career Experience IV


    4 Credit(s)
    Supervised work experience with employers that enables students to apply their skills and knowledge. Work experiences will relate to the students’ academic programs of study. Co-op Hours: 256

    Corequisite(s): Recommended SDV 212 
  
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    SDV 226 - Coop Career Experience V


    5 Credit(s)
    Supervised work experience with employers that enables students to apply their skills and knowledge. Work experiences will relate to the students’ academic programs of study. Co-op Hours: 320

    Corequisite(s): Recommended SDV 212 
  
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    SDV 949 - Special Topics


    1-3 Credit(s)
    Explores special topics of interest that augment existing courses.


Sustainable Energy Resources

  
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    SER 115 - Solar Energy Fundamentals


    3 Credit(s)
    Introduces all aspects of the solar energy field, through solar basics, site survey, PV system components and electrical system design. Electrical knowledge is put to work in sizing scenarios, equating for temperature differences using temp coefficients for string sizing and understanding how the sun relates to PV output. Hands-on experience is gained with roof layout, shading analysis with Solar Pathfinder, calculating energy production for specific sites, and calculating load estimations. Course is designed meet the needs of NABCEP entry-level training. After course completion, students will be eligible to sit for NABCEP entry-level exam. Upon passing the entry-level exam and course completion, students will receive 34 advanced credit hours. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    SER 119 - NEC for Photovoltaics


    1.5 Credit(s)
    Covers the 2011/2014 NEC requirements for photovoltaic systems. This is an advanced course and an electrical background is needed. It is a continuation education class worth 24 advanced hours, meant to prepare students for the NABCEP installers test. Lecture Hours: 24 | Lab Hours: 0

    Prerequisite(s): SER 115  
  
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    SER 120 - Introduction to Renewable Energy


    3 Credit(s)
    Covers the different forms of renewable energy, how they are used, and the basics of solar energy, solar photovoltaic’s, bioenergy, hydroelectricity, tidal power, wind energy, wave energy, and geothermal processes. Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 0

  
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    SER 170 - Advanced Solar Energy: Thermal


    3 Credit(s)
    The basic theory of heat transfer, the principles of solar energy devices available, and how they evolved. Touches upon residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 16


Travel and Tourism

  
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    TRV 113 - Introduction to Tourism


    3 Credit(s)
    Introduces the structure and supply of domestic and international tourism, including accommodations, transportation and other supply elements. Includes study of the economic impact and the future of tourism. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    TRV 114 - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry


    3 Credit(s)
    Introduces management and the hospitality industry and serves as a foundation for more specialized courses. The first part surveys the industry, nationally and locally. The second part provides an overview of the work hospitality managers perform. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0


Utilities

  
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    UTL 100 - Gas Utility Field Training I


    4 Credit(s)
    An introductory laboratory course that prepares students for basic field utility work, including safety procedures and equipment operation. Focuses on hands-on application and is intended to help students become confident in safely-operating basic gas utility equipment. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 96

  
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    UTL 200 - Gas Utility Field Training II


    5 Credit(s)
    Practice in applied gas utilities tasks with a focus on installation. Job sheets are used to guide learning activities and to provide orderly and productive learning experiences. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 128

  
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    UTL 204 - Electronic Controls


    3 Credit(s)
    Basic knowledge on the installation and maintenance for Electronic Flow Computers, including SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and Telemetry systems. Covers the installing and maintaining of the different types of electronic control systems. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    UTL 210 - Pipeline Integrity


    3 Credit(s)
    The basic knowledge of pipeline integrity management principles along with regulation code requirements. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 64

  
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    UTL 220 - Regulation and Measurement


    3 Credit(s)
    A laboratory course introducing the importance of regulation and measurement in the natural gas industry. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 64

  
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    UTL 230 - Gas Appliances


    3 Credit(s)
    The basic knowledge of gas appliances. Covers electrical components and safety standards. Introduces necessary codes of the industry as well as operation sequencing. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 64

  
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    UTL 240 - OQ Modules (Operator Qualification)


    3 Credit(s)
    Instruction on the required OQ Modules pertaining to each job classification in the natural gas industry, AOCs (Abnormal Operating Conditions) and personnel safety. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 64

  
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    UTL 250 - Gas Utilities Internship


    5 Credit(s)
    A broad overview of practical experiences to be encountered upon entrance to the workforce. Students may choose to specialize an area they have been trained on or they could intern in several or all areas available to them. Before placement with an employer, students will go through a resume/interview process. Co-op Hours: 320

  
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    UTL 300 - Gas Utility Field Training III


    5 Credit(s)
    Practice in applied gas utilities tasks focusing on steel gas piping and customer service. Job sheets are used to guide learning activities and to provide orderly and productive learning experiences. Lecture Hours: 28 | Lab Hours: 104

  
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    UTL 400 - Gas Utility Field Training IV


    4 Credit(s)
    Practice in more advanced gas utilities applications with a focus on gas appliances. Job sheets are used to guide learning activities and to provide orderly and productive learning experiences. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 96


Welding

  
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    WEL 110 - Welding Blueprint Reading


    2 Credit(s)
    Introduces students to the concept and practice of blueprint interpretation as needed by welders in an industrial setting.  Emphasis is on the basics of interpretation and application in specific situations. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    WEL 119 - Maintenance Welding


    1 Credit(s)
    Basic welding techniques, brazing, soldering and types of welds needed in the industrial maintenance field, including the use of oxyacetylene and electric welding equipment. Lecture Hours: 0 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    WEL 148 - Arc Welding Intermediate (SMAW)


    3 Credit(s)
    Building on skills from Basic SMAW the student will utilize AC transformer and DC motor generating arc welding machines.  Studies are made of welding heats, polarities, and electrodes for use in joining various metal alloys by the arc welding process.  The student will create 2G, 3G, 2F, and 3F groove and fillet welds to D1.1 AWS code.  Safety procedures are emphasized throughout the course in the use of tools and equipment. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 64

    Prerequisite(s): WEL 427  
  
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    WEL 192 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding


    4 Credit(s)
    Introduces GTAW (TIG) and other related processes.  Topics such as process variation, welding in various positions, principle of operation, shielding gases, and filler rods will be studied.  Safety and practical application of these welding processes will be stressed. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 96

    Pre-/Corequisite(s): WEL 110  

  
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    WEL 200 - Metallurgy Fundamentals


    2 Credit(s)
    Studies the physical and mechanical properties of engineering materials and their use in mechanical application. Metallurgical laboratory work is performed to acquaint students with stress, strain, hardness, shear, compression and microstructure. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    WEL 227 - Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)


    3 Credit(s)
    Building on skills from Basic GMAW this class will build advanced skill in GMAW and other related processes.  Topics such as spray arc, FCAW, short-circuit, and pulse welding, process variation, out of position welding, principle of operation, shielding gases, filler metals, and base metals.  Safety and practical application of these welding processes will be stressed. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 64

    Prerequisite(s): WEL 433  
  
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    WEL 228 - Introduction to Welding, Safety, and Health of Welders: SENSE 1


    1 Credit(s)
    Orientation to the welding profession covering basics of safety and health in the welding profession. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1, Module 1 and Module 2: Key Indicators 1-6. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 0

  
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    WEL 303 - Pipe Welding/SMAW


    3 Credit(s)
    Practice in welding pressure pipe in horizontal, vertical and horizontal-fixed positions using shielded metal arc welding processes, MIG and oxyacetylene welding. Discusses testing to ASME code. Students will become proficient in specific applications of pipe welding to the gas utilities industry. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 64

  
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    WEL 329 - Shop Welding


    1 Credit(s)
    Electric arc and oxyacetylene welding used in the repair of farm equipment. Horizontal lap, butt and “t” welds are made using both electric arc and oxyacetylene welders. Practices use of the cutting torch and brazing. Lecture Hours: 8 | Lab Hours: 16

  
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    WEL 330 - Welding Fundamentals


    1 Credit(s)
    Use of oxyacetylene and electric arc welding equipment to make different types of welds required to repair or fabricate items. Experience in various techniques of welding, brazing and soldering. Lecture Hours: 0 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    WEL 427 - Basic Arc Welding (SMAW)


    3 Credit(s)
    The operation of AC transformer and DC motor generation arc welding machines are covered.  Studies are made of welding heats, polarities, and electrodes for use in joining various metal alloys by the arc welding process.  After the student is capable of running beads, the student will create 1G, and 1F groove and fillet welds to D1.1 AWS code.  Safety procedures are emphasized throughout the course in the use of tools and equipment. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 64

    Pre-/Corequisite(s): WEL 110  

  
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    WEL 429 - Advanced Arc Welding (SMAW)


    3.5 Credit(s)
    Designed to build skills through practice in simulated industrial processes and techniques, sketching and laying out size and shape descriptions and listing the procedural steps necessary to build the product. Emphasis is placed on maintenance, repairing worn or broken parts by special welding applications, field welding and destructive and non-destructive tests and inspection. The student will create 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G groove welds to D1.1 AWS code. Safety procedures are emphasized throughout the course in the use of tools and equipment. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 80

    Pre-/Corequisite(s): WEL 148  

  
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    WEL 433 - Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)


    3.5 Credit(s)
    An introductory class studying Short Circuit Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and other related processes.  Topics such as process variation, welding in various positions, and principle of operation, shielding gases, and wires will be studied.  Safety and practical application of these welding processes will be stressed. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 80

    Pre-/Corequisite(s): WEL 110  

  
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    WEL 434 - Flame/Plasma Cutting Fundamentals


    1.5 Credit(s)
    A study will be made of the history and principles of material cutting and the nomenclature of the equipment.  Students will practice procedures such as cutting, beveling plates, and scarfing plates. Lecture Hours: 8 | Lab Hours: 32

  
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    WEL 435 - Pipe Welding


    3.5 Credit(s)
    Designed to provide practice in the welding of pressure pipe in the flat, horizontal, vertical and fixed positions using the GMAW, SMAW and GTAW processes.  Welding and testing to ASME and API code is discussed and practiced. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 80

    Prerequisite(s): WEL 427 , WEL 433  

Wind Energy and Turbine Technology

  
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    WTT 103 - Introduction to Wind Energy


    3 Credit(s)
    Provides exposure to the many facets of the wind industry. Covers the history and development of the wind industry, terminology used in the industry, types and applications of various wind turbines, environmental and economic issues, the future of the wind industry and other appropriate topics. Lecture Hours: 40 | Lab Hours: 16

    Corequisite(s): OSHA Certification

Work Based Learning

  
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    WBL 100 - Exploring Careers


    1-3 Credit(s)
    This course will provide guidance in choosing a career goal and preparing for employment. Emphasis will be placed on identifying interests, abilities, values, and exploring options for careers. Students will learn how to access labor market information and employment trends. Additionally, students will develop the skills and aptitudes necessary to obtain employment, emphasizing the development of characteristics associated with job success.  Lecture Hours: 16-48

  
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    WBL 101 - Exploring Careers: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources


    1-3 Credit(s)
    This course will provide guidance in choosing a career goal and preparing for employment. Emphasis will be placed on identifying interests, abilities, values, and exploring options for careers. Students will learn how to access labor market information and employment trends. Additionally, students will develop the skills and aptitudes necessary to obtain employment, emphasizing the development of characteristics associated with job success.  Lecture Hours: 16-48

  
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    WBL 102 - Exploring Careers: Applied Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing


    1-3 Credit(s)
    This course will provide guidance in choosing a career goal and preparing for employment. Emphasis will be placed on identifying interests, abilities, values, and exploring options for careers. Students will learn how to access labor market information and employment trends. Additionally, students will develop the skills and aptitudes necessary to obtain employment, emphasizing the development of characteristics associated with job success.  Lecture Hours: 16-48

  
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    WBL 103 - Exploring Careers: Human Services


    1-3 Credit(s)
    This course will provide guidance in choosing a career goal and preparing for employment. Emphasis will be placed on identifying interests, abilities, values, and exploring options for careers. Students will learn how to access labor market information and employment trends. Additionally, students will develop the skills and aptitudes necessary to obtain employment, emphasizing the development of characteristics associated with job success.  Lecture Hours: 16-48

  
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    WBL 104 - Exploring Careers: Health Sciences


    1-3 Credit(s)
    This course will provide guidance in choosing a career goal and preparing for employment. Emphasis will be placed on identifying interests, abilities, values, and exploring options for careers. Students will learn how to access labor market information and employment trends. Additionally, students will develop the skills and aptitudes necessary to obtain employment, emphasizing the development of characteristics associated with job success.  Lecture Hours: 16-48

  
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    WBL 105 - Exploring Careers: Business, Finance, Marketing and Management


    1-3 Credit(s)
    This course will provide guidance in choosing a career goal and preparing for employment. Emphasis will be placed on identifying interests, abilities, values, and exploring options for careers. Students will learn how to access labor market information and employment trends. Additionally, students will develop the skills and aptitudes necessary to obtain employment, emphasizing the development of characteristics associated with job success.  Lecture Hours: 16-48

  
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    WBL 106 - Exploring Careers: Information Solutions


    1-3 Credit(s)
    This course will provide guidance in choosing a career goal and preparing for employment. Emphasis will be placed on identifying interests, abilities, values, and exploring options for careers. Students will learn how to access labor market information and employment trends. Additionally, students will develop the skills and aptitudes necessary to obtain employment, emphasizing the development of characteristics associated with job success.  Lecture Hours: 16-48

  
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    WBL 110 - Employability Skills


    1-3 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to assist students in illustrating the skills necessary to obtain employment by aligning career goals with education plans and practice the skills and attitudes required for job success. Students will complete an inventory, practice resume writing, interviewing techniques, and work-place problem solving strategies. Networking with local employers and learning about local employment opportunities will be a key course component. Lecture Hours: 16-48

  
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    WBL 140 - Workplace Project Based Learning


    2-3 Credit(s)
    Students will learn the concept of project based learning in the workplace while practicing project development and management skills in cooperation with local businesses, community organizations, and/or non-profit agencies. Projects are developed and managed under the supervision of a college faculty member. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32-64

  
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    WBL 141 - Workplace Project Based Learning: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources


    2-3 Credit(s)
    Students will learn the concept of project based learning in the workplace while practicing project development and management skills in cooperation with local businesses, community organizations, and/or non-profit agencies. Projects are developed and managed under the supervision of a college faculty member. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32-64

  
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    WBL 142 - Workplace Project Based Learning: Applied Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing


    2-3 Credit(s)
    Students will learn the concept of project based learning in the workplace while practicing project development and management skills in cooperation with local businesses, community organizations, and/or non-profit agencies. Projects are developed and managed under the supervision of a college faculty member. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32-64

  
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    WBL 143 - Workplace Project Based Learning: Human Services


    2-3 Credit(s)
    Students will learn the concept of project based learning in the workplace while practicing project development and management skills in cooperation with local businesses, community organizations, and/or non-profit agencies. Projects are developed and managed under the supervision of a college faculty member. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32-64

  
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    WBL 144 - Workplace Project Based Learning: Health Sciences


    2-3 Credit(s)
    Students will learn the concept of project based learning in the workplace while practicing project development and management skills in cooperation with local businesses, community organizations, and/or non-profit agencies. Projects are developed and managed under the supervision of a college faculty member. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32-64

  
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    WBL 145 - Workplace Project Based Learning: Business, Finance, Marketing and Management


    2-3 Credit(s)
    Students will learn the concept of project based learning in the workplace while practicing project development and management skills in cooperation with local businesses, community organizations, and/or non-profit agencies. Projects are developed and managed under the supervision of a college faculty member. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32-64

  
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    WBL 146 - Workplace Project Based Learning: Information Solutions


    2-3 Credit(s)
    Students will learn the concept of project based learning in the workplace while practicing project development and management skills in cooperation with local businesses, community organizations, and/or non-profit agencies. Projects are developed and managed under the supervision of a college faculty member. Lecture Hours: 16 | Lab Hours: 32-64

  
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    WBL 150 - Job Shadowing


    1-2 Credit(s)
    Students in this course will explore a field of interest while developing research skills, professionalism, and building occupational knowledge. Students will visit workplaces of interest to learn about specific jobs and professional requirements, and to develop a basic knowledge of the organization’s structure and values. Lecture Hours: 12-24 | Co-op Hours: 16-32

    Prerequisite(s): WBL 110  recommended
  
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    WBL 151 - Job Shadowing: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources


    1-2 Credit(s)
    Students in this course will explore a field of interest while developing research skills, professionalism, and building occupational knowledge. Students will visit workplaces of interest to learn about specific jobs and professional requirements, and to develop a basic knowledge of the organization’s structure and values. Lecture Hours: 12-24 | Co-op Hours: 16-32

    Prerequisite(s): WBL 110  recommended
  
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    WBL 152 - Job Shadowing: Applied Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing


    1-2 Credit(s)
    Students in this course will explore a field of interest while developing research skills, professionalism, and building occupational knowledge. Students will visit workplaces of interest to learn about specific jobs and professional requirements, and to develop a basic knowledge of the organization’s structure and values. Lecture Hours: 12-24 | Co-op Hours: 16-32

    Prerequisite(s): WBL 110  recommended
  
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    WBL 153 - Job Shadowing: Human Services


    1-2 Credit(s)
    Students in this course will explore a field of interest while developing research skills, professionalism, and building occupational knowledge. Students will visit workplaces of interest to learn about specific jobs and professional requirements, and to develop a basic knowledge of the organization’s structure and values. Lecture Hours: 12-24 | Co-op Hours: 16-32

    Prerequisite(s): WBL 110  recommended
  
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    WBL 154 - Job Shadowing: Health Sciences


    1-2 Credit(s)
    Students in this course will explore a field of interest while developing research skills, professionalism, and building occupational knowledge. Students will visit workplaces of interest to learn about specific jobs and professional requirements, and to develop a basic knowledge of the organization’s structure and values. Lecture Hours: 12-24 | Co-op Hours: 16-32

    Prerequisite(s): WBL 110  recommended
  
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    WBL 155 - Job Shadowing: Business, Finance, Marketing and Management


    1-2 Credit(s)
    Students in this course will explore a field of interest while developing research skills, professionalism, and building occupational knowledge. Students will visit workplaces of interest to learn about specific jobs and professional requirements, and to develop a basic knowledge of the organization’s structure and values. Lecture Hours: 12-24 | Co-op Hours: 16-32

    Prerequisite(s): WBL 110  recommended
 

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