Aug 07, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    EDU 284 - Early Child Capstone Prac


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 9
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course is designed to allow students to demonstrate acquired skills in a three star (minimum) or NAEYC accredited or equivalent, quality early childhood environment. Emphasis is placed on designing, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate activities and environments for all children; supporting/engaging families; and modeling reflective and professional practices based on national and state guidelines. Upon completion, students should be able to apply NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development to demonstrate developmentally appropriate plans/assessments, appropriate guidance techniques and ethical/professional behaviors, including the use of appropriate technology, as indicated by assignments and onsite faculty assessments.

    Prerequisites: EDU 119 , EDU 144 , EDU 145 , EDU 146 , EDU 151 . Corequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EGR 110 - Intro to Engineering Tech


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course introduces general topics relevant to engineering technology. Topics include career assessment, professional ethics, critical thinking and problem solving, usage of college resources for study and research, and using tools for engineering computations. Upon completion, students should be able to choose a career option in engineering technology and utilize college resources to meet their educational goals.

    Prerequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EGR 150 - Intro to Engineering


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course is an overview of the engineering profession. Topics include goal setting and career assessment, ethics, public safety, the engineering method and design process, written and oral communication, interpersonal skills and team building, and computer applications. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the engineering process, the engineering profession, and utilize college resources to meet their educational goals.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    EGR 210 - Intro to Elec/Com Eng Lab


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course provides an overview of electrical and computer engineering, through a lecture and laboratory setting. Topics include fundamental concepts, electronic circuits, digital circuits, communication systems, and signal processing. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the wide range of fields available to the electrical or computer engineer.

    Prerequisites: MAT 271 , PHY 251 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    EGR 212 - Logic System Design I


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an introduction to digital circuits and analysis. Topics include Boolean Algebra; mixed logic; design of combinational circuits; introduction to sequential systems; and MSI building blocks. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and design digital circuits and systems.

    Prerequisites: MAT 271  and PHY 251 . Corequisites: None.
  
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    EGR 215 - Network Theory I


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an introduction to Kirchoff’s laws and terminal equations, circuit analysis techniques and network theorems, transient and natural response, and state variable analysis. Topics include Kirchoff’s laws, Ohm’s law, circuit analysis techniques, Network theorems, singularity functions, transient and natural responses, power, and state variable analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze electric circuits involving capacitors, inductors, and resistors to determine required parameters.

    Prerequisites: MAT 272  and PHY 251 . Corequisites: PHY 252  and MAT 273 .
  
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    EGR 216 - Logic and Network Lab


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1

    This course provides laboratory experiments in network measurements and logic design and laboratory equipment and techniques. Topics include network measurement and applications, experimental logic design and introduction to laboratory equipment and techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to complete network measurement logic design and be able to use laboratory equipment with proper techniques.

    Prerequisites : MAT 272  and PHY 251 . Corequisites: EGR 212  and EGR 215 .
  
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    EGR 220 - Engineering Statics


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces the concepts of engineering based on forces in equilibrium. Topics include concentrated forces, distributed forces, forces due to friction, and inertia as they apply to machines, structures, and systems. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems which require the ability to analyze systems of forces in static equilibrium.

    Prerequisites: PHY 251 . Corequisites: MAT 272 .
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    EGR 225 - Engineering Dynamics


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces the concepts of engineering based on the analysis of motion in Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the two and three dimensional motion of particles and rigid bodies, the forces associated with that motion, and relative motion between two coordinate systems. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems which require the ability to analyze the motion and forces involved in a dynamic system.

    Prerequisites : EGR 220 . Corequisites: MAT 273 .
  
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    EGR 228 - Intro to Solid Mechanics


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an introduction to engineering theory of deformable solids and applications. Topics include stress and deformation resulting from axial, torsion, and bending loads; shear and moment diagrams; Mohr’s circle of stress; and strain and buckling of columns. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze solids subject to various forces and design systems using a variety of materials.

    Prerequisites: EGR 220 . Corequisites: None.
  
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    EGR 251 - Statics


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the concepts and principles of statics. Topics include systems of forces and moments on structures in two- and three-dimensions in equilibrium. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze forces and moments on structures.

    Prerequisites: MAT 121  or MAT 171 , must pass with grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EGR 252 - Strength of Materials


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the principles and concepts of stress analysis. Topics include centroids, moments of inertia, shear/moment diagrams, and stress and strain. Upon completion, students should be able to perform a stress and strain analysis on structural components.

    Prerequisites : EGR 251 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EGR 285 - Design Project


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course provides the opportunity to design an instructor-approved project using previously acquired skills.  Emphasis is placed on selection, proposal, design, testing, and documentation of the approved project.  Upon completion, students should be able to present and demonstrate projects.

    Prerequisites:  None. Corequisites:  None.
    When Offered: (F,S)
  
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    ELC 111 - Intro to Electricity


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electricity and test equipment to non-electrical/electronics majors. Topics include basic DC and AC principles (voltage, resistance, current, impedance); components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors); power; and operation of test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to construct and analyze simple DC and AC circuits using electrical test equipment.

    Prerequisites: DMA 030  or appropriate placement test score; DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    ELC 112 - DC/AC Electricity


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 5

    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of and computations related to DC/AC electricity. Emphasis is placed on DC/AC circuits, components, operation of test equipment; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, verify, and analyze simple DC/AC circuits.

    Prerequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: DMA 010 , DMA 020 , DMA 030  or appropriate placement test score.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    ELC 113 - Residential Wiring


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course introduces the care/usage of tools and materials used in residential electrical installations and the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include NEC, electrical safety, and electrical print reading; planning, layout; and installation of electrical distribution equipment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with residential electrical installations.

    Prerequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    ELC 115 - Industrial Wiring


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course covers layout, planning, and installation of wiring systems in industrial facilities. Emphasis is placed on industrial wiring methods and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to install industrial systems and equipment.

    Prerequisites: ELC 113  must pass with a grade of C or higher; DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    ELC 117 - Motors and Controls


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contractors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits.

    Prerequisites: ELC 112 , BPR 111 , must pass with a grade of C or higher; DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F,S)
  
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    ELC 118 - National Electrical Code


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course covers the use of the current National Electrical Code. Topics include the NEC history, wiring methods, overcurrent protection, materials, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use the NEC.

    Prerequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    ELC 119 - NEC Calculations


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course covers branch circuit, feeder, and service calculations. Emphasis is placed on sections of the National Electrical Code related to calculations. Upon completion, students should be able to use appropriate code sections to size wire, conduit, and overcurrent devices for branch circuits, feeders, and service.

    Prerequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: ELC 118 .
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    ELC 128 - Intro to PLC


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces the programmable logic controller (PLC) and its associated applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input/output modules, power supplies, surge protection, selection/installation of controllers, and interfacing of controllers with equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to install PLCs and create simple programs.

    Prerequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: ELC 117  or ELC 130 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    ELC 130 - Advanced Motors/Controls


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers motors concepts, construction and characteristics and provides a foundation in motor controls.  Topics include motor control ladder logic, starters, timers, overload protection, braking, reduced voltage starting, SCR control, AC/DC drives, system and component level troubleshooting.  Upon completion, students should be able to specify, connect, control, troubleshoot, and maintain motors and motor control systems.

    Prerequisites:  ATR 112 BPR 111 , ELC 135 ; and  ELC 111 , ELC 112 , or ELC 131 . Corequisites:  None.
    When Offered: (F,S)
  
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    ELC 131 - Circuit Analysis I


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course introduces DC and AC electricity with an emphasis on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics include DC and AC principles, circuit analysis laws and theorems, components, test equipment operation, circuit simulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret circuit schematics; design, construct, verify, and analyze DC/AC circuits; and properly use test equipment.

    Prerequisites: DMA 060 , DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    ELC 133 - Circuit Analysis II


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 3
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course covers additional concepts of DC/AC electricity, the use of test equipment, and measurement techniques for electrical/electronics majors. Topics include the application of network theorems such as delta/wye transformations, Superposition Theorem, and other advanced circuit analysis principles. Upon completion, students should be able to construct and analyze DC/AC circuits used advanced circuit analysis theorems, circuit simulators, and test equipment.

    Prerequisites: ELC 131 , and MAT 121  or MAT 171 , must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: MAT 122  or MAT 172 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    ELC 135 - Electrical Machines I


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers magnetic circuits, transformers, DC/AC machines, and the three-phase circuit fundamentals including power factor. Topics include magnetic terms and calculations, transformer calculations based on primary or secondary equivalent circuits, and regulation and efficiency calculations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform regulation and efficiency calculations for DC/AC machine circuits.

    Prerequisites: ELC 112  or ELC 131 , MAT 121  or MAT 171 , must pass with a grade of C or higher; DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    ELC 213 - Instrumentation


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course covers the fundamentals of instrumentation used in industry. Emphasis is placed on electric, electronic, and other instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to install, maintain, and calibrate instrumentation.

    Prerequisites: ELC 112  or ELC 131 , ELN 229 , must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    ELC 229 - Applications Project


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course provides an individual and/or integrated team approach to a practical project as approved by the instructor. Topics include project selection and planning, implementation and testing, and a final presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and implement an applications-oriented project.

    Prerequisites: ELN 132 , ELN 133 , must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    ELN 131 - Analog Electronics I


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course introduces the characteristics and applications of semiconductor devices and circuits. Emphasis is placed on analysis, selection, biasing, and applications. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot analog circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

    Prerequisites: ELC 131  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    ELN 132 - Analog Electronics II


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course covers additional applications of analog electronic circuits with an emphasis on analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (IC). Topics include amplification, filtering, oscillation, voltage regulation, and other analog circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot analog electronic circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

    Prerequisites: ELN 131  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    ELN 133 - Digital Electronics


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course covers combinational and sequential logic circuits. Topics include number systems, Boolean algebra, logic families, medium scale integration (MSI) and large scale integration (LSI) circuits, analog to digital (A/D), and digital to analog (D/A) conversion, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot digital circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

    Prerequisites: ELN 131  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    ELN 229 - Industrial Electronics


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course covers semiconductor devices used in industrial applications. Topics include the basic theory, application, and operating characteristics of semiconductor devices. Upon completion, students should be able to construct and/or troubleshoot these devices for proper operation in an industrial electronic circuit.

    Prerequisites: ELC 112  or ELC 131  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    ELN 232 - Intro to Microprocessors


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course introduces microprocessor architecture and microcomputer systems including memory and input/output interfacing. Topics include low-level language programming, bus architecture, I/O systems, memory systems, interrupts, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot fundamental microprocessor circuits and programs using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

    Prerequisites: ELN 133 , CSC 134  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    ELN 234 - Communication Systems


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course introduces the fundamentals of electronic communication systems. Topics include the frequency spectrum, electrical noise, modulation techniques, characteristics of transmitters and receivers, and digital communications. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret analog and digital communication circuit diagrams, analyze transmitter and receiver circuits, and use appropriate communication test equipment.

    Prerequisites: ELN 132  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    ELN 260 - Prog Logic Controllers


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course provides a detailed study of PLC applications, with a focus on design of industrial controls using the PLC. Topics include PLC components, memory organization, math instructions, documentation, input/output devices, and applying PLCs in industrial control systems. Upon completion, students should be able to select and program a PLC system to perform a wide variety of industrial control functions.

    Prerequisites: ELN 133  or ELC 128 , must pass with a grade of C or higher . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EMS 110 - EMT


    Class Hours: 6
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 8

    This course introduces basic emergency medical care. Topics include preparatory, airway, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children, and operations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve North Carolina State or National Registry EMT certification.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EMS 120 - Advanced EMT


    Class Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 6

    This course is designed to provide the essential information on interventions/ treatments appropriate to the Advanced EMT and is required for Advanced EMT certification. Topics include airway management, automatic external defibrillation, cardiac electrophysiology, vascular access, acid-base balance, pharmacology, medical emergencies, traumatic injuries, and fluids and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to properly obtain vascular access, manage medical and trauma patients, utilize simple and advanced airways, and correctly interpret arterial blood gases.

    Prerequisites: EMS 110 . Corequisites: EMS 121 .
  
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    EMS 121 - AEMT Clinical Practicum


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 6
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course provides the hospital and field internship/clinical experiences required in preparation for the Advanced EMT certification. Emphasis is placed on performing patient assessments, treatments, and interactions appropriate at the Advanced EMT level of care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence at the Advanced EMT skill level.

    Prerequisites: EMS 110 . Corequisites: EMS 120 
  
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    EMS 122 - EMS Clinical Practicum I


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 3
    Credit Hours: 1

    This course provides the introductory hospital clinical experience for the paramedic student. Emphasis is placed on mastering fundamental paramedic skills. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence with fundamental paramedic level skills.

    Prerequisites: EMS 110 . Corequisites: EMS 130 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EMS 130 - Pharmacology


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course introduces the fundamental principles of pharmacology and medication administration and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include medical terminology, pharmacological concepts, weights, measures, drug calculations, vascular access for fluids and medication administration and legislation. Upon completion, students should be able to accurately calculate drug dosages, properly administer medications, and demonstrate general knowledge of pharmacology.

    Prerequisites: EMS 110 ; DMA 010 , DMA 020 , DMA 030 , DMA 040  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: EMS 122 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EMS 131 - Advanced Airway Management


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course is designed to provide advanced airway management techniques and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include respiratory anatomy and physiology, airway/ventilation, adjuncts, surgical intervention, and rapid sequence intubation. Upon completion, students should be able to properly utilize all airway adjuncts and pharmacology associated with airway control and maintenance.

    Prerequisites: EMS 110 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EMS 140 - Rescue Scene Management


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course introduces rescue scene management. Topics include response to hazardous material conditions, incident command, and extrication of patients from a variety of situations. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and manage rescue operations based upon initial and follow-up scene assessment. Students are expected to participate in hands-on training and simulated incidents.

    Prerequisites: Enrollment in EMS program. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (SU)
  
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    EMS 160 - Cardiology I


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course introduces the study of cardiovascular emergencies and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, electrophysiology, and basic rhythm interpretation in the monitoring leads. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and interpret basic rhythms.

    Prerequisites: EMS 110 , and Enrollment in EMS program. Corequisites:None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EMS 220 - Cardiology II


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an in-depth study of cardiovascular emergencies and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include assessment and treatment of cardiac emergencies, application and interpretation of advanced electrocardiography utilizing the twelve-lead ECG, cardiac pharmacology, and patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to assess and treat patients utilizing American Heart Association guidelines.

    Prerequisites: EMS 122 , EMS 130 , EMS 160 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (SU)
  
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    EMS 221 - EMS Clinical Practicum II


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 6
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course provides clinical experiences in the hospital and/or field. Emphasis is placed on increasing the proficiency of students’ skills and abilities in patient assessments and the delivery of care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate continued progress in advanced-level patient care.

    Prerequisites: EMS 122 , EMS 130 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (SU)
  
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    EMS 231 - EMS Clinical Pract III


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 9
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides clinical experiences in the hospital and/or field. Emphasis is placed on enhancing the students’ skills and abilities in providing advancedlevel care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate continued progress in advanced-level patient care.

    Prerequisites: EMS 130 , EMS 221 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EMS 235 - EMS Management


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course stresses the principles of managing a modern emergency medical service system. Topics include structure and function of municipal governments, EMS grantsmanship, finance, regulatory agencies, system management, legal issues, and other topics relevant to the EMS manager. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the principles of managing emergency medical service delivery systems.

    Prerequisites: Enrollment in EMS program. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EMS 240 - Patients W/Special Challenges


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course includes concepts of crisis intervention and techniques of interacting with patients with special challenges and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include appropriate intervention and interaction for neglected, abused, terminally ill, chronically ill, technology assisted, bariatric, physically challenged, mentally challenged, or assaulted patients as well as behavioral emergencies. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and manage the care of patients with special challenges.

    Prerequisites: EMS 122 , EMS 130 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (SU)
  
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    EMS 241 - EMS Clinical Practicum IV


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 12
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course provides clinical experiences in the hospital and/or field. Emphasis is placed on mastering the skills/competencies required of the paramedic providing advanced-level care. Upon completion, students should be able to provide advanced-level patient care as an entry-level paramedic.

    Prerequisites: EMS 130 , EMS 231 . Corequisites: EMS 285 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EMS 250 - Medical Emergencies


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course provides an in-depth study of medical conditions frequently encountered in the prehospital setting and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include appropriate interventions/treatments for disorders/ diseases/injuries affecting the following systems: respiratory, neurological, abdominal/gastrointestinal, endocrine, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, and immunological as well as toxicology, infectious diseases and diseases of the eyes, ears, nose and throat. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize, assess and manage the care of frequently encountered medical conditions based upon initial patient assessment.

    Prerequisites: EMS 122 , EMS 130 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EMS 260 - Trauma Emergencies


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course provides in-depth study of trauma including pharmacological interventions for conditions frequently encountered in the prehospital setting and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include an overview of thoracic, abdominal, genitourinary, orthopedic, neurological, and multi-system trauma, soft tissue trauma of the head, neck, and face as well as environmental emergencies. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and manage trauma situations based upon patient assessment and should adhere to standards of care.

    Prerequisites: EMS 122 , EMS 130 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (SU)
  
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    EMS 270 - Life Span Emergencies


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers medical/ethical/legal issues and the spectrum of agespecific emergencies from conception through death required for paramedic certification. Topics include gynecological, obstetrical, neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric emergencies and pharmacological therapeutics. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and treat age-specific emergencies.

    Prerequisites: BIO 169 , EMS 122 , EMS 130 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EMS 285 - EMS Capstone


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course provides an opportunity to demonstrate problem-solving skills as a team leader in simulated patient scenarios and is required for paramedic certification. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, integration of didactic and psychomotor skills, and effective performance in simulated emergency situations. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and appropriately respond to a variety of EMS-related events. Students will be challenged to perform under adverse conditions which may include but are not limited to inclement weather, faulty equipment, non-cooperative patients and insufficient help.

    Prerequisites: EMS 220 , EMS 250 , EMS 260 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    ENG 111 - Writing and Inquiry


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

    Prerequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: DRE 099  may be required. Consult the Advising Center for more information.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
  •  

    ENG 112 - Writing/Research in the Disciplines


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and writing strategies. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate and synthesize information from primary and secondary sources using documentation appropriate to various disciplines.

    Prerequisites : ENG 111  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
  •  

    ENG 113 - Literature-Based Research


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course, the second in a series of two, expands the concepts developed in ENG 111  by focusing on writing that involves literature-based research and documentation. Emphasis is placed on critical reading and thinking and the analysis and interpretation of prose, poetry, and drama: plot, characterization, theme, cultural context, etc. Upon completion, students should be able to construct mechanically-sound, documented essays and research papers that analyze and respond to literary works.

    Prerequisites: ENG 111  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
  •  

    ENG 114 - Prof Research & Reporting


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course, the second in a series of two, is designed to teach professional communication skills. Emphasis is placed on research, listening, critical reading and thinking, analysis, interpretation, and design used in oral and written presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to work individually and collaboratively to produce well-designed business and professional written and oral presentations.

    Prerequisites: ENG 111  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
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    ENG 125 - Creative Writing I


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to practice the art of creative writing. Emphasis is placed on writing, fiction, poetry, and sketches. Upon completion, students should be able to craft and critique their own writing and critique the writing of others.

    Prerequisites: ENG 111  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    ENG 126 - Creative Writing II


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed as a workshop approach for advancing imaginative and literary skills. Emphasis is placed on the discussion of style, techniques, and challenges for first publications. Upon completion, students should be able to submit a piece of their writing for publication.

    Prerequisites: ENG 125  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
  •  

    ENG 131 - Introduction to Literature


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces the principal genres of literature. Emphasis is placed on literary terminology, devices, structure, and interpretation. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and respond to literature.

    Prerequisites: ENG 111 . Corequisites : ENG 112  or ENG 113  or ENG 114 .
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    ENG 231 - American Literature I


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers selected works in American literature from its beginnings to 1865. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

    Prerequisites: ENG 112  or ENG 113  or ENG 114  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
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    ENG 232 - American Literature II


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers selected works in American literature from 1865 to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

    Prerequisites: ENG 112  or ENG 113  or ENG 114  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
  •  

    ENG 235 - Survey of Film as Lit


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides a study of the medium of film with a focus on the historical impact and the various literary genres of movies. Emphasis is placed on an appreciation of film as a form of literature which demonstrates various elements of fiction (character, setting, theme, etc.). Upon completion, students should be able to analyze film critically in various literary contexts.

    Prerequisites: ENG 113  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    ENG 241 - British Literature I


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers selected works in British literature from its beginnings to the Romantic Period. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

    Prerequisites: ENG 112  or ENG 113  or ENG 114  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
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    ENG 242 - British Literature II


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers selected works in British literature from the Romantic Period to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

    Prerequisites: ENG 112  or ENG 113  or ENG 114  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
  •  

    ENG 251 - Western World Literature I


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides a survey of selected European works from the Classical period through the Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected works.

    Prerequisites: ENG 112  or ENG 113  or ENG 114  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    ENG 252 - Western World Literature II


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides a survey of selected European works from the Neoclassical period to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected works.

    Prerequisites: ENG 112  or ENG 113  or ENG 114  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    ENG 273 - African-American Literature


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides a survey of the development of African-American literature from its beginnings to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical and cultural context, themes, literary traditions, and backgrounds of the authors. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected texts.

    Prerequisites: ENG 112  or ENG 113  or ENG 114  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    ENG 275 - Science Fiction


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the relationships between science and literature through analysis of short stories and novels. Emphasis is placed on scientific discoveries that shaped Western culture and our changing view of the universe as reflected in science fiction literature. Upon completion, students should be able to trace major themes and ideas and illustrate relationships between science, worldview, and science fiction literature.

    Prerequisites: ENG 112  or ENG 113  or ENG 114  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    EPT 120 - Sociology of Disaster


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to overview sociological disaster research, disaster systems, and alternative research approaches. Topics include human and organizational behaviors, long disaster impact on communities, disaster warning, and evacuation considerations. Upon completion, students should be able to assess and predict the impact of disaster-related human behavior.

    Prerequisites:  None. Corequisites:  None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    EPT 124 - EM Services Law & Ethics


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers federal and state laws that affect emergency service personnel in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist incident. Topics include initial response and long-term management strategies, with an emphasis on legal and ethical considerations and coordination between local, state, and federal agencies. Upon completion, students should have an understanding of the role of private industry, government agencies, public policies, and federal/state declarations of disasters in emergency situations.

    Prerequisites:  None. Corequisites:  None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    EPT 130 - Mitigation & Preparedness


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces the mitigation and preparation techniques and methods necessary to minimize the impact of natural, technological, and man-made disasters. Topics include hazard identification and mapping, design and construction applications, financial incentives, insurance, structural controls, preparation, planning, assessment, implementation, and exercises. Upon completion students should be able to develop a mitigation and preparedness plan.

    Prerequisites:  None. Corequisites:  None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    EPT 140 - Emergency Management


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Topics include organizing for emergency management, coordinating for community resources, public sector liability, and the roles of government agencies at all levels. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of comprehensive emergency management and the integrated emergency management system.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    EPT 150 - Incident Management


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Topics include integrating command and control systems, maintaining communication within command and control systems, and using NIMS procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of key concepts necessary for operating within the National Incident Management System.

    Prerequisite:  None. Corequisite:  None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    EPT 210 - Disaster Response Ops Mgt


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the basic concepts and operational procedures and authorities involved in responding to major disasters. Topics include federal, state, and local roles and responsibilities in major disaster recovery work with an emphasis on governmental coordination. Upon completion, students should be able to implement a disaster plan and assess the needs of those involved in a major disaster.

    Prerequisite:  None. Corequisite:  None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    EPT 220 - Terrorism and Emer. Mgt.


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers preparing for, responding to, and safely mitigating terrorism incidents. Topics include the history of terrorism, scene hazards, evidence preservation, risk assessment, roles and responsibilities, explosive recognition, and terrorism planning. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize the threat of terrorism and operate within the emergency management framework at a terrorism incident.

    Prerequisite:  None. Corequisite:  None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    EPT 225 - Haz Analysis/Risk Assess


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the probability and frequency of hazards, level of hazard exposure, and the effect or cost, both direct and indirect, of this exposure. Topics include identifying and characterizing hazards, evaluating hazard severity and frequency, estimating risks, and determining potential societal and economic effects. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the potential hazards and risks within a community.

    Prerequisite:  None. Corequisite:  None.
    When Offered: (On Demand)
  
  •  

    EPT 230 - Emergency Planning


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the rationale for and methods related to a comprehensive approach to emergency planning. Topics include the emergency planning process, command arrangement, coordination, budgetary issues, environmental contamination issues, and public policy concerns. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an emergency plan for a community.

    Prerequisite:  None. Corequisite:  None.
    When Offered: (On Demand)
  
  •  

    EPT 260 - Business Continuity


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers emergency preparedness techniques necessary to maintain business continuity. Topics include critical processes, planning, risk assessment, impact analysis, mitigation strategies, response, recovery and resumption activities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the partnership between business and emergency response.

    Prerequisite:  None. Corequisites:  None.
    When Offered: (On Demand)
  
  •  

    EPT 275 - Emergency Ops Center Mgt


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and operate an emergency operations center (EOC) during crisis situations.Topics include properly locating and designing an EOC, staffing, training and briefing EOC personnel, and how to operate an EOC. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate how to set up and operate an effective emergency operations center.

    Prerequisite:  None. Corequisite:  None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    EPT 280 - Building Resilient Comm


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers concepts needed to design and implement strategies in protecting communities from disasters, including decreasing community vulnerability and increasing community resiliency. Topics include disclosure of hazards, lifeline systems, evacuation planning, infrastructure location, analysis of building codes, public policy, natural environmental proactive systems, and educational programs. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a basic disaster-resilient community plan.

    Prerequisite:  None. Corequisite:  None.
    When Offered: (On Demand)
  
  •  

    ETR 215 - Law for Entrepreneurs


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces students to basic legal concepts specifically relevant to a business start-up venture. Topics include bailments and documents of title, nature and form of sales, risk and property rights, obligations and performance, business organizations, and agency and employment. Upon completion, students should be able to assess the legal responsibilities of a business start-up.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    ETR 220 - Innovation and Creativity


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides a study of developing and enhancing individual and organizational creativity and innovation. Topics include that innovation needs to be applied to products, services, and processes to increase competitive advantages and add value to businesses. Upon completion, students should be able to apply innovation and creativity principles in the work place.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    ETR 230 - Entrepreneur Marketing


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the techniques to correctly research and define the target market to increase sales for start-up businesses or to expand current businesses. Topics include how to target market and meet customers’ needs with a limited budget in the early stages of the life of a start-up business. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to correctly target market for a start-up business with limited resources.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    ETR 240 - Funding for Entrepreneurs


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides a focus on the financial issues and needs confronting entrepreneurs attempting to grow their businesses by attracting start-up and growth capital. Topics include sources of funding including: angel investors, venture capital, IPO’s, private placement, banks, suppliers, buyers, partners, and the government. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to effectively finance a business venture.

    Prerequisites: ACC 120 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    ETR 270 - Entrepreneurship Issues


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces current and emerging entrepreneurship issues and opportunities. Topics include franchising, import/export, small business taxes, legal structures, negotiations, contract management, and time management. Upon completion, students should be able to apply a variety of analytical and decision-making requirements to start a new business.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    FIP 120 - Intro to Fire Protection


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an overview of the history, development, methods, systems, and regulations that apply to the fire protection field. Topics include history, evolution, statistics, suppression, organizations, careers, curriculum, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the fire protection field.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    FIP 124 - Fire Prevention & Public Ed


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces fire prevention concepts as they relate to community and industrial operations referenced in NFPA standard 101. Topics include the development and maintenance of fire prevention programs, educational programs, and inspection programs. Upon completion, students should be able to research, develop, and present a fire safety program to a citizens or industrial group.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    FIP 128 - Detection & Investigation


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers procedures for determining the origin and cause of accidental and incendiary fires referenced in NFPA standard. Topics include collection and preservation of evidence, detection and determination of accelerants, courtroom procedure and testimony, and documentation of the fire scene. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct a competent fire investigation and present those findings to appropriate officials or equivalent.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
  •  

    FIP 132 - Building Construction


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the principles and practices referenced in NFPA standard 220 related to various types of building construction, including residential and commercial, as impacted by fire conditions. Topics include types of construction and related elements, fire resistive aspects of construction materials, building codes, collapse, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and recognize various types of construction as related to fire conditions.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    FIP 136 - Inspections & Codes


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the fundamentals of fire and building codes and procedures to conduct an inspection referenced in NFPA standard 1730. Topics include review of fire and building codes, writing inspection reports, identifying hazards, plan reviews, site sketches, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct a fire code compliance inspection and produce a written report.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    FIP 140 - Industrial Fire Protection


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers fire protection systems in industrial facilities referenced in NFPA standard 1. Topics include applicable health and safety standards, insurance carrier regulations, other regulatory agencies, hazards of local industries, fire brigade operation, and loss prevention programs. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and evaluate an industrial facility’s fire protection program.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
  •  

    FIP 146 - Fire Protection Systems


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course introduces various types of automatic sprinklers, standpipes, fire alarm systems, and fixed and portable extinguishing systems referenced in NFPA standard 25, including their operation, installation, and maintenance. Topics include wet and dry systems, testing and maintenance, water supply requirements, fire detection and alarm systems, including application, testing, and maintenance of Halon, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, and special extinguishing agents utilized in fixed and portable systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of sprinkler and alarm systems, both fixed and portable, including appropriate application, operation, inspection, and maintenance requirements.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    FIP 152 - Fire Protection Law


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers fire protection law as referenced in NFPA standard 1. Topics include torts, legal terms, contracts, liability, review of case histories, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss laws, codes, and ordinances as they relate to fire protection.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    FIP 164 - OSHA Standards


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers public and private sector OSHA work site requirements referenced in NFPA standard 1250. Emphasis is placed on accident prevention and reporting, personal safety, machine operations, and hazardous material handling. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret specific OSHA regulations and write workplace policies designed to achieve compliance.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    FIP 220 - Fire Fighting Strategies


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides preparation for command of initial incident operations involving emergencies within both the public and private sector referenced in NFPA standards 1561, 1710, and 1720. Topics include incident management, fire-ground tactics and strategies, incident safety, and command/control of emergency operations. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the initial incident system related to operations involving various emergencies in fire/non-fire situations.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    FIP 221 - Adv Fire Fighting Strat


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers command-level operations for multi-company/agency operations involving fire and non-fire emergencies. Topics include advanced use of the Incident Command System (ICS), advanced incident analysis, command-level fire operations, and control of both man-made and natural major disasters. Upon completion, students should be able to describe proper and accepted systems for the mitigation of emergencies at the level of overall scene command.

    Prerequisites : FIP 220 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
  •  

    FIP 224 - Fire Instructor I & II


    Class Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course covers the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to train others in fire service operations. Topics include planning, presenting, and evaluating lesson plans, learning styles, use of media, communication, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to meet all requirements of the Fire Instructor I and II objectives from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
  •  

    FIP 226 - Fire Officer I & II


    Class Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course covers the knowledge, skills, and requirements referenced in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1021 for Fire Officer I and II training. Topics include officer roles and responsibilities, budgets, fire cause determination, inspections, education, leadership, management, public relations, and other requirements included in the NFPA standard. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of relevant NFPA standards as required for state Fire Officer I and II certification.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
  •  

    FIP 228 - Local Govt Finance


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces local governmental financial principles and practices. Topics include budget preparation and justification, revenue policies, statutory requirements, taxation, audits, and the economic climate. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend the importance of finance as it applies to the operation of a department.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    FIP 229 - Fire Dynamics and Combust


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start and spread, and how they are safely controlled referenced in NFPA standard 1001. Topics include components of fire, fire sources, fire behavior, properties of combustible solids, classification of hazards, and the use of fire extinguishing agents. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the properties of matter and dynamics of fire, identify fuel sources, and compare suppressants and extinguishment techniques.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
 

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