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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    PED 142 - Lifetime Sports


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

    This course is designed to give an overview of a variety of sports activities. Emphasis is placed on the skills and rules necessary to participate in a variety of lifetime sports. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an awareness of the importance of participating in lifetime sports activities.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 143 - Volleyball-Beginning


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

    This course covers the fundamentals of volleyball. Emphasis is placed on the basics of serving, passing, setting, spiking, blocking, and the rules and etiquette of volleyball. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational volleyball.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 144 - Volleyball-Intermediate


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

    This course covers more advanced volleyball techniques. Emphasis is placed on refining skills and developing more advanced strategies and techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in competitive volleyball.

    Prerequisites: PED 143 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 145 - Basketball-Beginning


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

    This course covers the fundamentals of basketball. Emphasis is placed on skill development, knowledge of the rules, and basic game strategy. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational basketball.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 146 - Basketball-Intermediate


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

    This course covers more advanced basketball techniques. Emphasis is placed on refining skills and developing more advanced strategies and techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to play basketball at a competitive level.

    Prerequisites: PED 145 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 147 - Soccer


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

    This course introduces the basics of soccer. Emphasis is placed on rules, strategies, and fundamental skills. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational soccer.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 148 - Softball


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

    This course introduces the fundamental skills and rules of softball. Emphasis is placed on proper techniques and strategies for playing softball. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational softball.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 150 - Baseball – Beginning


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

    This course covers the fundamentals of baseball. Emphasis is placed on skill development, knowledge of the rules, and basic game strategy. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational baseball.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 152 - Swimming-Beginning


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

    This course is designed for non-swimmers and beginners. Emphasis is placed on developing confidence in the water, learning water safety, acquiring skills in floating, and learning elementary strokes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate safety skills and be able to tread water, back float, and use the crawl stroke for 20 yards.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 153 - Swimming-Intermediate


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

    This course is designed for those who have mastered basic swimming skills. Emphasis is placed on refining basic skills and learning new swim strokes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the four basic strokes, the scissors kick, the underwater swim, and other related skills.

    Prerequisites: PED 152  or proficiency in swimming. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 154 - Swimming for Fitness


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

    This course introduces lap swimming, aquacises, water activities, and games. Emphasis is placed on increasing cardiovascular efficiency through aquatic exercise. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an individualized aquatic fitness program.

    Prerequisites: PED 152 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 160 - Canoeing-Basic


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

    This course provides basic instruction for the beginning canoeist. Emphasis is placed on safe and correct handling of the canoe and rescue skills. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic canoeing, safe-handling, and self-rescue skills.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 161 - Canoeing-Rivers


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

    This course provides practice in the basic skills of river and whitewater canoeing. Emphasis is placed on river running, safety, and care of equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate navigation in a moving current, canoe safety, and self-rescue skills.

    Prerequisites: PED 160 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 163 - Kayaking-Basic


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

    This course is designed to teach the basic skills of kayaking. Topics include forward and reverse strokes, sweeps, Eskimo roll, and self-rescue skills. Upon completion, students should be able to maneuver and demonstrate safe kayaking practices.

    Prerequisites: PED 152 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 171 - Nature Hiking


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

    This course provides instruction on how to equip and care for oneself on the trail. Topics include clothing, hygiene, trail ethics, and necessary equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully participate in nature trail hikes. Much of this course involves travel to and participation on nearby mountain trails.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 181 - Snow Skiing-Beginning


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

    This course introduces the fundamentals of snow skiing. Topics include basic techniques, safety, and equipment involved in snow skiing. Upon completion, students should be able to ski a down slope, enter and exit a ski lift, and perform basic maneuvers on skis.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S, On demand)
  
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    PED 212 - Snowboarding-Beginning


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

    This course is designed to develop the basic knowledge and skills of snowboarding. Topics include equipment, conditioning exercises, terminology, safety, rules, fundamental skills, and the use of lifts. Upon completion, students should be able to snowboard downhill, enter and exit a ski lift, and perform basic maneuvers on a snowboard.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 217 - Pilates I


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

    This course provides an introduction to the pilates method of body conditioning exercise. Topics include instruction in beginning and intermediate pilates exercises using a mat or equipment, history of pilates method, and relevant anatomy and physiology. Upon completion, students should be able to perform beginning and intermediate exercises, and possess an understanding of the benefits of conditioning the body’s core muscles.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 218 - Pilates II


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

    This course provides continued instruction to the pilates method of body conditioning exercise. Topics include instruction in intermediate and advanced pilates exercises using a mat or equipment, relevant anatomy and physiology, and further discussion of related concepts. Upon completion, students should be able to perform intermediate and advanced exercises, and possess the autonomy to maintain their own personal pilates practice.

    Prerequisites: PED 217 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 220 - Exer for Phys Challenged


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

    This course is designed to improve physical strength, endurance, and range of motion while focusing on individual needs. Emphasis is placed on exercises which are designed and adapted to serve those with special needs. Upon completion, students should be able to show improved physical fitness, body awareness, and an appreciation for their physical well-being.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 252 - Officiating/Bsball/Sfball


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

    This course introduces the rules and techniques for sports officiating in baseball and softball. Emphasis is placed on officiating fundamentals and responsibilities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proper mechanics and knowledge of officiating procedures in baseball and softball.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 254 - Coaching Basketball


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

    This course introduces the theory and methods of coaching basketball. Emphasis is placed on rules, game strategies, and selected techniques of coaching basketball. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competent coaching skills in basketball.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 256 - Coaching Baseball


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

    This course introduces the theory and methods of coaching baseball. Emphasis is placed on rules, game strategies, and selected techniques of coaching baseball. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competent coaching skills in baseball.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PED 259 - Prev & Care Ath Injuries


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

    This course provides information on the prevention and care of athletic injuries. Topics include safety devices, taping, therapeutic techniques, and conditioning exercises. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proper preventive measures and skills in caring for athletic injuries.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PHI 210 - History of Philosophy


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

    This course introduces fundamental philosophical issues through an historical perspective. Emphasis is placed on such figures as Plato, Aristotle, Lao-Tzu, Confucius, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Nietzsche, and Sartre. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and distinguish among the key positions of the philosophers studied. Primary sources are examined to understand the key philosophical ideas that have shaped the way we think.

    Prerequisites: ENG 111 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PHI 215 - Philosophical Issues


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

    This course introduces fundamental issues in philosophy considering the views of classical and contemporary philosophers. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and belief, appearance and reality, determinism and free will, faith and reason, and justice and inequality. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, analyze, and critically evaluate the philosophical components of an issue.

    Prerequisite: ENG 111 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PHI 240 - Introduction to Ethics


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

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

    Prerequisites: ENG 111 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PHO 110 - Fund of Photography


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

    This course covers the basic technical aspects of photography, including camera controls, light and optics, flash, exposure, and processing. Emphasis is placed on principles of camera design and the relationship between subject and photographic image, with hands-on experience. Upon completion, students should be able to consistently produce technically excellent images.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    PHO 113 - History of Photography


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

    This course introduces the history of photography from its inception through contemporary times. Emphasis is placed on technical and aesthetical developments in artistic and commercial photography. Upon completion, students should be able to identify significant photographers and procedures, trace the development of the medium, and discuss current trends in photography.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    PHO 115 - Basic Studio Lighting


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

    This course covers the basic principles of studio lighting. Topics include basic lighting techniques and application of lighting ratios to product illustration/ portraiture using tungsten/electronic strobe sources, with emphasis on equipment maintenance and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to select and set up the best lights and lighting applications for a wide variety of photographic subjects.

    Prerequisites: PHO 110 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    PHO 120 - Intermediate Photography


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

    This course expands the coverage of photographic materials and provides an opportunity to experiment. Emphasis is placed on additional techniques and processes, including solarization, multiple-imaging, infrared toning, and other non-traditional uses of photography. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate how the choice of technique enhances the photographic subject and influences content.

    Prerequisites: PHO 110 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    PHO 131 - View Camera


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

    This course is a comprehensive hands-on study of the large-format camera, including capabilities, movements, and applications in studio and architectural photography. Topics include camera systems, camera controls, perspective correction, plane of sharp focus, depth-of-field, image shape modification, and sheet film handling and processing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in using the view camera and its various controls.

    Prerequisites : PHO 110  and PHO 115 . Corequisites: None.
  
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    PHO 139 - Intro to Digital Imaging


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

    This course introduces digital images by exploring the effect hardware and software have on the reproduction process. Topics include basic imaging tools and vocabulary, calibration, density, contrast, and color. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the digital imaging process and be able to capture and output images.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    PHO 150 - Portfolio Development I


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

    This course provides an opportunity to develop a thematically related portfolio of photographic images that are consistent in print quality. Emphasis is placed on subject/content development, choice of materials, and archival processing controls; organizing and sequencing images; editing; print finishing; and portfolio presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to edit and exhibit a consistent body of photographic prints in a portfolio presentation.

    Prerequisites: PHO 120 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    PHO 180 - Creative Problem Solving


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course encourages the development of innovative photographic solutions to instructor-assigned tasks. Emphasis is placed on identifying components necessary to complete the task and applying creative solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems in a variety of photographic areas, combining media where needed to achieve the desired results.

    Prerequisites: PHO 110  and permission of instructor. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PHO 216 - Documentary Photography


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

    This course introduces the practical, historical, and contemporary applications of documentary photography. Emphasis is placed on understanding the various approaches to creating a photographic documentary and how a documentary project can affect society. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a documentary project on a topic of interest to them.

    Prerequisites: PHO 110 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    PHO 217 - Photojournalism I


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course covers logistics and techniques used in current professional newspaper photography. Topics include detailed study of spot and general news, sports, and feature photography along with basic newspaper layout, advanced photographic techniques, and legal issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic aspects of news, sports, and feature photography.

    Prerequisites: PHO 110 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    PHO 219 - Digital Applications


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

    This course provides additional experience in digital photography including input/output and computer manipulation of images. Topics include legal and ethical issues and commonly used hardware and software packages, including their basic controls and imaging tools. Upon completion, students should be able to input/output images and manipulate images.

    Prerequisites: PHO 139 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    PHO 220 - Business of Photography


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

    This course covers the business practices of photography with emphasis on freelance photography. Topics include copyright, payment fees, client relations, licenses, insurance, assignments, stock sales, and usage rates. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the photographic business, including billing, clients, copyright protection, and obtaining assignments.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    PHO 224 - Multimedia Production


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

    This course covers various aspects of computer based multimedia production. Topics include sound recording and editing techniques and software, multimedia software, control of image and continuity and pacing, script writing, copyright laws and ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to use computer hardware and software for multimedia production.

    Prerequisites: PHO 110 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    PHO 226 - Portraiture


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

    This course covers the techniques of contemporary studio and location portraiture. Topics include lighting techniques, lighting ratios, available light to multiple light setups, posing techniques, and styles of glamour, fashion, corporate, and public relations portraiture. Upon completion, students should be able to choose the appropriate lighting, accessories, and posing style to produce a successful portrait. Formal and candid wedding photography will also be a part of the course of study.

    Prerequisites: PHO 115 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    PHO 235 - Commercial Photography


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

    This course covers the techniques of advertising photography used in the print media. Emphasis is placed on the conception, lighting, and creation of photographic illustration used for food, fashion, and product photography. Upon completion, students should be able to produce advertising photographs for professional photographic illustration.

    Prerequisites: PHO 115 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    PHO 250 - Portfolio Development II


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

    This course provides an opportunity to develop a diversified professional portfolio of photographs. Emphasis is placed on the development of a portfolio exhibiting technical excellence, consistency of vision, and professional presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to present a diversified portfolio of professional quality photographs to potential employers.

    Prerequisites: PHO 217 , PHO 226 , PHO 235 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    PHO 275 - Travel/Outdoor Photo


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course explores the growing market for travel and outdoor photography. Emphasis is placed on photography in foreign environments, including travel arrangements and restrictions; protection of cameras, accessories, and filters; and identification of markets for travel photography. Upon completion, students should be able to photograph people in cross-cultural situations, photograph outdoor environments, and market travel photography.

    Prerequisites: PHO 110 . Corequisites: None.
  
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    PHS 130 - Earth Science


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course is a survey of the forces that impact the earth. Topics include geology, oceanography, and meteorology. Upon completion, students should be able to explain and identify the forces within, on, and around the earth as they influence the earth’s dynamics.

    Prerequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PHY 110 - Conceptual Physics


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

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

    Prerequisites: DMA 010 , DMA 020 , DMA 030 , DMA 040 , DMA 050 ; DRE 098  or appropriate placement test scores. Corequisites: PHY 110A .
    When Offered: (F, S, On demand)
  
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    PHY 110A - Conceptual Physics Lab


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

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

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: PHY 110 .
    When Offered: (F, S, On demand)
  
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    PHY 121 - Applied Physics I


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

    This algebra-based course introduces fundamental physical concepts as applied to industrial and service technology fields. Topics include systems of units, problem-solving methods, graphical analyses, vectors, motion, forces, Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy, power, momentum, and properties of matter. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles studied as applied in industrial and service fields.

    Prerequisites: DMA 010 , DMA 020 , DMA 030 , DMA 040 , DMA 050 ; DRE 098  or appropriate placement test scores. Corequisites: ENG 111 .
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PHY 131 - Physics-Mechanics


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

    This algebra/trigonometry-based course introduces fundamental physical concepts as applied to engineering technology fields. Topics include systems of units, problem-solving methods, graphical analysis, vectors, motion, forces, Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy, power, momentum, and properties of matter. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles studied to applications in engineering technology fields. MAT 122  or MAT 172  is recommended prior to or concurrently with this course.

    Prerequisites:MAT 121  or MAT 171  or MAT 271  must pass with a grade of C or higher; DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, On demand)
  
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    PHY 151 - College Physics I


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

    This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. MAT 172  is recommended prior to or concurrently with this course.

    Prerequisites: MAT 171  or MAT 271  must pass with a grade of C or higher; DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, On demand)
  
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    PHY 152 - College Physics II


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

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

    Prerequisites: PHY 151  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    PHY 251 - General Physics I


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

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

    Prerequisites: MAT 271  must pass with a grade of C or higher; DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: MAT 272 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    PHY 252 - General Physics II


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 4

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

    Prerequisites: MAT 272 , PHY 251  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    POL 110 - Intro Political Science


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

    This course introduces basic political concepts used by governments and addresses a wide range of political issues. Topics include political theory, ideologies, legitimacy, and sovereignty in democratic and non-democratic systems. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss a variety of issues inherent in all political systems and draw logical conclusions in evaluating these systems.

    Prerequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    POL 120 - American Government


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

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

    Prerequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    POL 130 - State & Local Government


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

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

    Prerequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    PRN 155 - Screen Printing I


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

    This course covers screen printing techniques and materials. Topics include methods, materials, design, and image and stencil preparation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to produce single- or multi-color projects.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    PRN 156 - Screen Printing II


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

    This course is a continuation of PRN 155 . Emphasis is placed on advanced techniques and current industry practices. Upon completion, students should be able to produce multi-color projects utilizing various photographic stencil methods and substrates.

    Prerequisites: PRN 155 . Corequisites: None
  
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    PSG 110 - Intro to Polysomnography


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

    This course introduces the polysomnography profession. Topics include the history of the profession and role of the polysomnographic technologist, communication, time management, infection control, basic patient assessment, and medical gas therapy. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts through written and laboratory evaluations.

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

    PSG 111 - Neuro/Cardiopulmonary A&P


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

    This course provides a concentrated study of anatomy and physiology essential to the practice of polysomnography. Emphasis is placed on the physiology of the nervous, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems and basic pharmacological principles. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts through written evaluation.

    Prerequisites: BIO 163 ; or BIO 168  and BIO 169 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    PSG 112 - PSG Fundamentals


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

    This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to manage/ function in a polysomnographic laboratory. Topics include recordkeeping, scheduling techniques, creation/implementation of departmental policies, reimbursement, the technologist’s role as sleep advocate, and case management/ patient education. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts through written evaluation.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    PSG 189 - Polysomnog Transition


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

    This course introduces the basic fundamentals for polysomnography. Emphasis is placed on cardiopulmonary assessment and monitoring, medical gas therapy, principles of case management, wellness promotion, recordkeeping, reimbursement, and exposure to the clinical setting. Upon completion, students should be prepared to apply the above concepts to the field of polysomnography.

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

    PSG 210 - Polysomnography I


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 9
    Credit Hours: 7

    This course provides entry-level didactic, laboratory, and clinical training in polysomnography. Emphasis is placed on medical terminology, instrumentation setup and calibration, recording and monitoring techniques, and patient technologist interactions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written, laboratory and clinical evaluations.

    Prerequisites: PSG 111  or PSG 189 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    PSG 211 - Polysomnography II


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 9
    Credit Hours: 7

    This course provides advanced-level didactic, laboratory, and clinical training in polysomnography. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain and evaluate high quality sleep recordings. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written, laboratory and clinical evaluations

    Prerequisites: PSG 210 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    PSG 212 - Infant/Pediatric PSG


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

    This course provides the knowledge and skills to perform and score polysomnographic procedures on infants and pediatric patients. Emphasis is placed on infant/pediatric assessment, monitoring, and sleep disorders. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts through written and laboratory evaluations.

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

    PSG 213 - Case Study/Exam Review


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

    This course provides an opportunity to review clinical cases and prepare for the polysomnography credentialing exam. Emphasis is placed on case management and review for the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist Exam. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully complete practice exams.

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

    PSG 214 - PSG Clinical Apps I


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

    This course provides practical application of theories covered in previous PSG courses. Emphasis is placed on polysomnography testing and procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence through laboratory evaluation.

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

    PSY 110 - Life Span Development


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

    This course provides an introduction to the study of human growth and development. Emphasis is placed on the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development from conception to death. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of development across the life span and apply this knowledge to their specific field of study.

    Prerequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
  •  

    PSY 150 - General Psychology


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

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

    Prerequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
  •  

    PSY 211 - Psychology of Adjustment


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

    This course introduces the study of the adjustment process focusing on contemporary challenges individuals must deal with in everyday life. Topics include theories of behavior, career choices, self-understanding, coping mechanisms, human relationships, intimacy, sociocultural factors influencing healthy personal adjustment, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an awareness of the processes of adjustment.

    Prerequisites: PSY 150  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
  •  

    PSY 231 - Forensic Psychology


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

    This course introduces students to concepts which unite psychology and the legal system. Topics include defining competency, insanity, involuntary commitment as well as introducing forensic assessment techniques, such as interviewing process, specialized assessments, and collecting collateral information. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge in areas of forensic psychology: risk assessment, criminal competencies, insanity, psychopathology, and mentally disordered offenders.

    Prerequisites: PSY 150  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
  •  

    PSY 237 - Social Psychology


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

    This course introduces the study of individual behavior within social contexts. Topics include affiliation, attitude formation and change, conformity, altruism, aggression, attribution, interpersonal attraction, and group behavior. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of social influences on behavior.

    Prerequisites: PSY 150  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
  •  

    PSY 239 - Psychology of Personality


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

    This course covers major personality theories and personality research methods. Topics include psychoanalytic, behavioristic, social learning, cognitive, humanistic, and trait theories including supporting research. Upon completion, students should be able to compare and contrast traditional and contemporary approaches to the understanding of individual differences in human behavior.

    Prerequisites: PSY 150  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
  •  

    PSY 241 - Developmental Psych


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

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

    Prerequisites: PSY 150  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, On demand)
  
  •  

    PSY 243 - Child Psychology


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

    This course provides an overview of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development from conception through adolescence. Topics include theories and research, interaction of biological and environmental factors, language development, learning and cognitive processes, social relations, and moral development. Upon completion, students should be able to identify typical and atypical childhood behavior patterns as well as appropriate strategies for interacting with children.

    Prerequisites: PSY 150  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
  •  

    PSY 244 - Child Development I


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

    This course provides an introduction to the study of child development and examines the growth and development of children from conception through early childhood. Topics include historical and theoretical perspectives, terminology, research and observation techniques as well as physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth and change. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the early stages of child development.

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

    PSY 245 - Child Development II


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

    This course examines the growth and development of children during early and middle childhood. Emphasis is placed on factors influencing physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth and change. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of early and middle child development.

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

    PSY 246 - Adolescent Psychology


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

    This course provides an overview of the behavior patterns, life changes, and social issues that accompany the developmental stage of adolescence. Topics include developmental theories; physical, cognitive and psychosocial growth; transitions to young adulthood; and sociocultural factors that influence adolescent roles in home, school and community. Upon completion, students should be able to identify typical and atypical adolescent behavior patterns as well as appropriate strategies for interacting with adolescents.

    Prerequisites: PSY 150  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
  •  

    PSY 263 - Educational Psychology


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

    This course examines the application of psychological theories and principles to the educational process and setting. Topics include learning and cognitive theories, achievement motivation, teaching and learning styles, teacher and learner roles, assessment, and developmental issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the application of psychological theory to educational practice.

    Prerequisites: PSY 150  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
  •  

    PSY 275 - Health Psychology


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

    This course covers the biopsychosocial dynamics of stress and the maintenance of good health. Topics include enhancing health and well-being, stress management, lifestyle choices and attitudes, the mind-body relationship, nutrition, exercise, and fitness. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the psychological factors related to health and well-being.

    Prerequisite: PSY 150  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
  •  

    PSY 281 - Abnormal Psychology


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

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

    Prerequisites: PSY 150  must pass with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
  •  

    RAD 110 - Rad Intro & Patient Care


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

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

    Prerequisites: Admission to Radiography program. Corequisites: RAD 111 , RAD 151 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    RAD 111 - RAD Procedures I


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

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

    Prerequisites: Admission to Radiography program. Corequisites: RAD 110 , RAD 151 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    RAD 112 - RAD Procedures II


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

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

    Prerequisites: RAD 110 , RAD 111 , RAD 151 . Corequisites: RAD 121  and RAD 161 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    RAD 121 - Radiographic Imaging I


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

    This course provides the principles of conventional film-screen radiography. Emphasis is placed on the factors that impact density, contrast, recorded detail, and distortion. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of conventional film-screen radiographic imaging.

    Prerequisites: RAD 110 , RAD 111 , RAD 151 . Corequisites: RAD 112  and RAD 161 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    RAD 122 - Radiographic Imaging II


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

    This course provides advanced principles of imaging including digital radiography. Emphasis is placed on the factors that impact brightness, contrast, recorded detail, and distortion. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of advanced principles of imaging.

    Prerequisites: RAD 112 , RAD 121 , RAD 161 . Corequisites: RAD 131 , RAD 171 .
    When Offered: (SU)
  
  •  

    RAD 131 - Radiographic Physics I


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

    This course introduces the principles of radiation characteristics and production. Emphasis is placed on imaging equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of radiation characteristics and production.

    Prerequisites:  Admission to the Radiography Program and RAD 121  . Corequisites: RAD 122  and RAD 171 .
    When Offered: (SU)
  
  •  

    RAD 151 - RAD Clinical Ed I


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

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

    Prerequisites: Admission to Radiography program. Corequisites: RAD 110 , RAD 111 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    RAD 161 - RAD Clinical Ed II


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 15
    Credit Hours: 5

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

    Prerequisites: RAD 110 , RAD 111 , RAD 151 . Corequisites: RAD 112 , RAD 121 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    RAD 171 - RAD Clinical Ed III


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

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

    Prerequisites: RAD 112 , RAD 121 , RAD 161 . Corequisites: RAD 122 , RAD 131 .
    When Offered: (SU)
  
  •  

    RAD 211 - RAD Procedures III


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

    This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform standard and specialty radiographic procedures. Emphasis is placed on radiographic specialty procedures, sectional anatomy, and advanced imaging. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

    Prerequisites: RAD 122 , RAD 131 , RAD 171 . Corequisites: RAD 231 , RAD 241 , RAD 251 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    RAD 231 - Radiographic Physics II


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

    This course provides advanced principles of radiation characteristics and production including digital imaging and Computed Tomography (CT). Emphasis is placed on imaging equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of radiation characteristics and production.

    Prerequisites: RAD 131  or RAD 171 . Corequisites: RAD 211 , RAD 241 , and RAD 251 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    RAD 241 - Radiobiology/Protection


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

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

    Prerequisites: RAD 122 , RAD 131 , RAD 171 . Corequisites: RAD 211 , RAD 231 , RAD 251 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    RAD 245 - Image Analysis


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

    This course provides an overview of image analysis and introduces methods of quality management. Topics include image evaluation, pathology, quality control, and quality assurance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of image analysis and quality management.

    Prerequisites: RAD 211 , RAD 231 , RAD 241 , RAD 251 . Corequisites: RAD 261  and RAD 271 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    RAD 251 - RAD Clinical Ed IV


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 21
    Credit Hours: 7

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

    Prerequisites: RAD 122 , RAD 131 , RAD 171 . Corequisites: RAD 211 , RAD 231 , RAD 241 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    RAD 261 - RAD Clinical Ed V


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 21
    Credit Hours: 7

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

    Prerequisites: RAD 251 . Corequisites: RAD 245  and RAD 271 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    RAD 271 - Radiography Capstone


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

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

    Prerequisites: RAD 211 , RAD 231 , RAD 241 , RAD 251 . Corequisites: RAD 245 , RAD 261 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    RCP 110 - Intro to Respiratory Care


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

    This course introduces the respiratory care profession. Topics include the role of the respiratory care practitioner, medical gas administration, basic patient assessment, infection control, and medical terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations. Competencies in the following procedures will prepare the students for clinical practice: aerosol/humidity, bronchial hygiene, hyperinflation, and airway management.

    Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Respiratory Therapy program. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    RCP 111 - Therapeutics/Diagnostics


    Class Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 5

    This course is a continuation of RCP 110 . Emphasis is placed on entry level therapeutic and diagnostic procedures used in respiratory care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations. Competencies in the following procedures will prepare the students for clinical practice: electro cardiography, pulmonary function testing, blood gases, bedside monitoring, and introduction to mechanical ventilation.

    Prerequisites: RCP 110 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    RCP 113 - RCP Pharmacology


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

    This course covers the drugs used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. Emphasis is placed on the uses, actions, indications, administration, and hazards of pharmacological agents. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence through written evaluations. This course includes in-depth study of the following drug classifications: bronchodilators, surface active agents, corticosteroids, antibiotics, CNS agents, cardiovascular drugs, and neonatal/pediatric drugs.

    Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Respiratory Therapy program. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
 

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