Aug 07, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2018-19 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2018-19 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    CTI 141 - Cloud & Storage Concepts


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

    This course introduces cloud computing and storage concepts. Emphasis is placed on cloud terminology, virtualization, storage networking and access control. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to installation, configuration and management of cloud storage systems.

    Prerequisites:  CTI 140 . Corequisites:  None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    CTS 115 - Info Sys Business Concept


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

    This course introduces the role of IT in managing business processes and the need for business process and IT alignment. Emphasis is placed on industry need for understanding business challenges and developing/managing information systems to contribute to the decision making process based on these challenges. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the ‘hybrid business manager’ and the potential offered by new technology and systems.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    CTS 120 - Hardware/Software Support


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

    This course covers the basic hardware of a personal computer, including installation, operations and interactions with software. Topics include component identification, memory-system, peripheral installation and configuration, preventive maintenance, hardware diagnostics/repair, installation and optimization of system software, commercial programs, system configuration, and device-drivers. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate computer equipment and software, upgrade/maintain existing equipment and software, and troubleshoot/repair non-functioning personal computers.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: CIS 110  or CIS 111 .
    When Offered: (F, on demand)
  
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    CTS 125 - Presentation Graphics


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

    This course provides hands-on experience with a graphics presentation package.  Topics include terminology, effective chart usage, design and layout, integrating hardware components, and enhancing presentations with text, graphics, audio and video.  Upon completion, students should be able to design and demonstrate an effective presentation.

    Prerequisites:  None. Corequisites:  None.
    When Offered: (F,S)
  
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    CTS 130 - Spreadsheet


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

    This course introduces basic spreadsheet design and development.  Topics include writing formulas, using functions, enhancing spreadsheets, creating charts, and printing.  Upon completion, students
    should be able to design and print basic spreadsheets and charts.

    Prerequisites: CIS 110  or CIS 111  or OST 137 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F,S,SU)
  
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    CTS 285 - Systems Analysis & Design


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

    This course introduces established and evolving methodologies for the analysis, design, and development of an information system. Emphasis is placed on system characteristics, managing projects, prototyping, CASE/OOM tools, and systems development life cycle phases. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze a problem and design an appropriate solution using a combination of tools and techniques.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    CTS 289 - System Support Project


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

    This course provides an opportunity to complete a significant support project with minimal instructor assistance. Emphasis is placed on written and oral communication skills, project definition, documentation, installation, testing, presentation, and user training. Upon completion, students should be able to complete a project from the definition phase through implementation.


    Prerequisites: CTI 110 CTI 120 CTS 115 , and CTS 285 .  Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DAN 110 - Dance Appreciation


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

    This course for non-dance majors surveys diverse dance forms and the religious and cultural values that shape them. Topics include dances from Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the diverse forms and values that dance embraces.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DBA 110 - Database Concepts


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

    This course introduces database design and creation using a DBMS product. Emphasis is placed on data dictionaries, normalization, data integrity, data modeling, and creation of simple tables, queries, reports, and forms. Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement normalized database structures by creating simple database tables , queries, reports, and forms.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DBA 115 - Database Applications


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

    This course applies concepts learned in DBA 110  to a specific DBMS. Topics include manipulating multiple tables, advanced queries, screens and reports, linking, and command files. Upon completion, students should be able to create multiple table systems that demonstrate updates, screens, and reports representative of industry requirements.

    Prerequisites: DBA 110 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DBA 120 - Database Programming I


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

    This course is designed to develop SQL programming proficiency. Emphasis is placed on data definition, data manipulation, and data control statements as well as on report generation. Upon completion, students should be able to write programs which create, update, and produce reports.

    Prerequisites: DBA 115 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DBA 220 - Oracle DB Programming II


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

    This course is designed to enhance programming skills developed in DBA 120 . Topics include application development with GUI front-ends and embedded programming. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an Oracle DBMS application which includes a GUI front-end and report generation.

    Prerequisites: DBA 120 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DEN 110 - Orofacial Anatomy


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

    This course introduces the structures of the head, neck, and oral cavity. Topics include tooth morphology, head and neck anatomy, histology, and embryology. Upon completion, students should be able to relate the identification of normal structures and development to the practice of dental assisting and dental hygiene.

    Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Dental Hygiene program. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DEN 111 - Infection/Hazard Control


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

    This course introduces the infection and hazard control procedures necessary for the safe practice of dentistry. Topics include microbiology, practical infection control, sterilization and monitoring, chemical disinfectants, aseptic technique, infectious diseases, OSHA standards, and applicable North Carolina laws. Upon completion, students should be able to understand infectious diseases, disease transmission, infection control procedures, biohazard management, OSHA standards, and applicable North Carolina laws.

    Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Dental Hygiene program. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DEN 112 - Dental Radiography


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

    This course provides a comprehensive view of the principles and procedures of radiology as they apply to dentistry. Topics include techniques in exposing, processing, and evaluating radiographs, as well as radiation safety, quality assurance, and legal issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the production of diagnostically acceptable radiographs using appropriate safety precautions.

    Prerequisites: DEN 110 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DEN 120 - Dental Hyg Preclinic Lec


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

    This course introduces preoperative and clinical dental hygiene concepts. Emphasis is placed on the assessment phase of patient care as well as the theory of basic dental hygiene instrumentation. Upon completion, students should be able to collect and evaluate patient data at a basic level and demonstrate knowledge of dental hygiene instrumentation.

    Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Dental Hygiene program. Corequisites: DEN 121 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DEN 121 - Dental Hygiene Precl Lab


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

    This course provides the opportunity to perform clinical dental hygiene procedures discussed in DEN 120 . Emphasis is placed on clinical skills in patient assessment and instrumentation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to perform specific preclinical procedures.

    Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Dental Hygiene program. Corequisites: DEN 120 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DEN 123 - Nutrition/Dental Health


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

    This course introduces basic principles of nutrition with emphasis on nutritional requirements and their application to individual patient needs. Topics include the study of Federal Nutritional Guidelines, nutrient functions, Recommended Daily Allowances, Adequate Intake, Tolerable Upper Intake Level, Estimated Average Requirement, and related psychological principles. Upon completion, students should be able to recommend and counsel individuals on their food intake as related to their dental health.

    Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Dental Hygiene program. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (SU)
  
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    DEN 124 - Periodontology


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

    This course provides an in-depth study of the periodontium, periodontal pathology, periodontal monitoring, and the principles of periodontal therapy. Topics include periodontal anatomy and a study of the etiology, classification, and treatment modalities of periodontal diseases. Upon completion, students should be able to describe, compare, and contrast techniques involved in periodontal/maintenance therapy, as well as patient care management.

    Prerequisites: DEN 110 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DEN 130 - Dental Hygiene Theory I


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

    This course is a continuation of the didactic dental hygiene concepts necessary for providing an oral prophylaxis. Topics include deposits/removal, instrument sharpening, patient education, fluorides, planning for dental hygiene treatment, charting, and clinical records and procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge needed to complete a thorough oral prophylaxis.

    Prerequisites: DEN 120 . Corequisites: DEN 131 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DEN 131 - Dental Hygiene Clinic I


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

    This course continues skill development in providing an oral prophylaxis. Emphasis is placed on treatment of the recall patients with gingivitis or light deposits. Upon completion, students should be able to assess these patients’ needs and complete the necessary dental hygiene treatment.

    Prerequisites: DEN 121 . Corequisites: DEN 130 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DEN 140 - Dental Hygiene Theory II


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

    This course introduces principles in treatment modification. Topics include modification of treatment for pain management and advanced radiographic interpretation. Upon completion, students should be able to differentiate necessary treatment modifications and radiographic abnormalities.

    Prerequisites: DEN 130 . Corequisites: DEN 141 .
    When Offered: (SU)
  
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    DEN 141 - Dental Hygiene Clinic II


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

    This course continues skill development in providing an oral prophylaxis. Emphasis is placed on treatment of patients with early periodontal disease and subgingival deposits. Upon completion, students should be able to assess these patients’ needs and complete the necessary dental hygiene treatment.

    Prerequisites: DEN 131 . Corequisites: DEN 140 .
    When Offered: (SU)
  
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    DEN 220 - Dental Hygiene Theory III


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

    This course introduces advanced principles of patient care. Topics include advanced periodontal debridement, subgingival irrigation, air polishing, special needs and case presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of methods of treatment and management of periodontally compromised and special needs patients.

    Prerequisites: DEN 140 . Corequisites: DEN 221 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DEN 221 - Dental Hygiene Clinic III


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

    This course continues skill development in providing an oral prophylaxis. Emphasis is placed on treatment of patients with moderate to advanced periodontal involvement and moderate deposits. Upon completion, students should be able to assess these patients’ needs and complete the necessary dental hygiene treatment.

    Prerequisites: DEN 141 . Corequisites: DEN 220 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DEN 222 - General & Oral Pathology


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

    This course provides a general knowledge of oral pathological manifestations associated with selected systemic and oral diseases. Topics include developmental and degenerative diseases, selected microbial diseases, specific and nonspecific immune and inflammatory responses with emphasis on recognizing abnormalities. Upon completion, students should be able to differentiate between normal and abnormal tissues and refer unusual findings to the dentist for diagnosis.

    Prerequisites: BIO 163  or BIO 168 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DEN 223 - Dental Pharmacology


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

    This course provides basic drug terminology, general principles of drug actions, dosages, routes of administration, adverse reactions, and basic principles of anesthesiology. Emphasis is placed on knowledge of drugs in overall understanding of patient histories and health status. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize that each patient’s general health or drug usage may require modification of the treatment procedures.

    Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Dental Hygiene program. Corequisites: BIO 163  or BIO 168 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DEN 224 - Materials and Procedures


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

    This course introduces the physical properties of materials and related procedures used in dentistry. Topics include restorative and preventive materials, fabrication of casts and appliances, and chairside functions of the dental hygienist. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the laboratory and/or clinical application of routinely used dental materials and chairside functions.

    Prerequisites: DEN 111 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DEN 230 - Dental Hygiene Theory IV


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

    This course provides an opportunity to increase knowledge of the profession. Emphasis is placed on dental specialties, technological advances, and completion of a case study presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of various disciplines of dentistry, technological advances and principles of case presentations.

    Prerequisites: DEN 220 . Corequisites: DEN 231 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DEN 231 - Dental Hygiene Clinic IV


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

    This course continues skill development in providing an oral prophylaxis. Emphasis is placed on periodontal maintenance and on treating patients with moderate to advanced/refractory periodontal disease. Upon completion, students should be able to assess these patients’ needs and complete the necessary dental hygiene treatment.

    Prerequisites: DEN 221 . Corequisites: DEN 230 .
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DEN 232 - Community Dental Health


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

    This course provides a study of the principles and methods used in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating community dental health programs. Topics include epidemiology, research methodology, biostatistics, preventive dental care, dental health education, program planning, and financing and utilization of dental services. Upon completion, students should be able to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate a community dental health program

    Prerequisites:  None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DEN 233 - Professional Development


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

    This course includes professional development, ethics, and jurisprudence with applications to practice management. Topics include conflict management, state laws, resumes, interviews, and legal liabilities as health care professionals. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to practice dental hygiene within established ethical standards and state laws.

    Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Dental Hygiene program. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DFT 117 - Technical Drafting


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

    This course introduces basic drafting practices for non-drafting majors. Emphasis is placed on instrument use and care, shape and size description, sketching, and pictorials. Upon completion, students should be able to produce drawings of assigned parts.

    Prerequisites: DFT 151  with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DFT 151 - CAD I


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

    This course introduces CAD software as a drawing tool. Topics include drawing, editing, file management, and plotting. Upon completion, students should be able to produce and plot a CAD drawing.

    Prerequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, on demand)
  
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    DFT 153 - CAD III


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

    This course introduces advanced CAD applications. Emphasis is placed upon advanced applications of CAD skills. Upon completion, students should be able to use advanced CAD applications to generate and manage data.

    Prerequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score; and DFT 170 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DFT 170 - Engineering Graphics


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

    This course introduces basic engineering graphics skills and applications. Topics include sketching, selection and use of current methods and tools, and the use of engineering graphics applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic engineering graphics principles and practices.

    Prerequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DMA 010 - Operations With Integers


    Class Hours: 0.75
    Lab Hours: 0.5
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1

    This course provides a conceptual study of integers and integer operations. Topics include integers, absolute value, exponents, square roots, perimeter and area of basic geometric figures, Pythagorean theorem, and use of the correct order of operations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of pertinent concepts and principles and apply this knowledge in the evaluation of expressions.

    Prerequisites: DRE 096  or appropriate placement test score. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
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    DMA 020 - Fractions and Decimals


    Class Hours: 0.75
    Lab Hours: 0.5
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1

    This course provides a conceptual study of the relationship between fractions and decimals and covers related problems. Topics include application of operations and solving contextual application problems, including determining the circumference and area of circles with the concept of pi. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the connections between fractions and decimals.

    Prerequisites: DMA 010  and DRE 096 , or by placement testing. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
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    DMA 030 - Propor/Ratio/Rate/Percent


    Class Hours: 0.75
    Lab Hours: 0.5
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1

    This course provides a conceptual study of the problems that are represented by rates, ratios, percent, and proportions. Topics include rates, ratios, percent, proportion, conversion of English and metric units, and applications of the geometry of similar triangles. Upon completion, students should be able to use their understanding to solve conceptual application problems.

    Prerequisites: DMA 010 , DMA 020 , and DRE 096 , or by placement testing. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU).
  
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    DMA 040 - Express/Lin Equat/Inequal


    Class Hours: 0.75
    Lab Hours: 0.5
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1

    This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities. Emphasis is placed on solving contextual application problems. Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between simplifying expressions and solving equations and apply this knowledge to problems involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities.

    Prerequisites: DMA 010 , DMA 020 , DMA 030 , and DRE 097 , or by placement testing. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
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    DMA 050 - Graphs/Equations of Lines


    Class Hours: 0.75
    Lab Hours: 0.5
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1

    This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving graphic and algebraic representations of lines. Topics include slope, equations of lines, interpretation of basic graphs, and linear modeling. Upon completion, students should be able to solve contextual application problems and represent realworld situations as linear equations in two variables.

    Prerequisites: DMA 010 , DMA 020 , DMA 030 , DMA 040 , and DRE 097 , or by placement testing. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
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    DMA 060 - Polynomial/Quadratic Appl


    Class Hours: 0.75
    Lab Hours: 0.5
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1

    This course provides a study of problems involving algebraic representations of quadratic equations. Topics include basic polynomial operations, factoring polynomials, and solving polynomial equations by means of factoring. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with quadratic applications.

    Prerequisites: DMA 010 , DMA 020 , DMA 030 , DMA 040 , DMA 050 , and DRE 097 , or by placement testing. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU).
  
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    DMA 065 - Algebra for Precalculus


    Class Hours: 1.5
    Lab Hours: 1
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2

    This course provides a study of problems involving algebraic representations of quadratic, rational, and radical equations. Topics include simplifying polynomial, rational, and radical expressions and solving quadratic, rational, and radical equations. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with quadratic and rational applications.

    Prerequisites: DMA 010 , DMA 020 , DMA 030 , DMA 040 , DMA 050 , and DRE 097 , or by placement testing. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU).
  
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    DRA 111 - Theatre Appreciation


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

    This course provides a study of the art, craft, and business of the theatre. Emphasis is placed on the audience’s appreciation of the work of the playwright, director, actor, designer, producer, and critic. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a vocabulary of theatre terms and to recognize the contributions of various theatre artists.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
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    DRA 112 - Literature of the Theatre


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

    This course provides a survey of dramatic works from the classical Greek through the present. Emphasis is placed on the language of drama, critical theory, and background as well as on play reading and analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to articulate, orally and in writing, their appreciation and understanding of dramatic works.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DRA 115 - Theatre Criticism


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

    This course is designed to develop a critical appreciation of the theatre from the viewpoint of the audience/consumer. Emphasis is placed on viewing, discussing, and evaluating selected theatre performance, either live or on film/video. Upon completion, students should be able to express their critical judgments both orally and in writing.

    Prerequisites: DRA 111 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DRA 120 - Voice for Performance


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

    This course provides guided practice in the proper production of speech for the theatre. Emphasis is placed on improving speech, including breathing, articulation, pronunciation, and other vocal variables. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate effective theatrical speech.

    Prerequisites: None Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DRA 122 - Oral Interpretation


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

    This course introduces the dramatistic study of literature through performance. Emphasis is placed on analysis and performance of poetry, drama, and prose fiction. Upon completion, students should be able to embody and discuss critically the speakers inherent in literature.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DRA 124 - Readers Theatre


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

    This course provides a theoretical and applied introduction to the medium of readers theatre. Emphasis is placed on the group performance considerations posed by various genres of literature. Upon completion, students should be able to adapt and present a literary script following the conventions of readers theatre.

    Prerequisites:None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DRA 126 - Storytelling


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

    This course introduces the art of storytelling and the oral traditions of folk literature. Topics include the history of storytelling, its value and purpose, techniques of the storyteller, and methods of collecting verbal art. Upon completion, students should be able to present and discuss critically stories from the world’s repertory of traditional lore.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DRA 128 - Children’s Theatre


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

    This course introduces the philosophy and practice involved in producing plays for young audiences. Topics include the selection of age-appropriate scripts and the special demands placed on directors, actors, designers, and educators in meeting the needs of young audiences. Upon completion, students should be able to present and critically discuss productions for children.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DRA 130 - Acting I


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an applied study of the actor’s craft. Topics include role analysis, training the voice, and body concentration, discipline, and self-evaluation. Upon completion, students should be able to explore their creativity in an acting ensemble.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DRA 131 - Acting II


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides additional hands-on practice in the actor’s craft. Emphasis is placed on further analysis, characterization, growth, and training for acting competence. Upon completion, students should be able to explore their creativity in an acting ensemble.

    Prerequisites: DRA 130 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DRA 132 - Stage Movement


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

    This course provides an applied study of selected principles of stage movement for actors. Topics include improvisation, mime, stage combat, clowning, choreography, and masks. Upon completion, students should be able to focus properly on stage, to create characters, and to improvise scenes, perform mimes, fight, clown, juggle, and waltz.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: DRA 111 .
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DRA 135 - Acting for the Camera I


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an applied study of the camera actor’s craft. Topics include commercial, dramatic, and print performance styles. Upon completion, students should be able to explore their creativity in on-camera performance.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DRA 136 - Acting for the Camera II


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides additional hands-on study of the camera actor’s craft. Emphasis is placed on more advanced camera acting theories, auditioning techniques, daytime drama, feature film, and print advertisement performance styles. Upon completion, students should be able to explore their creativity in on-camera performance.

    Prerequisites: DRA 135 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DRA 140 - Stagecraft I


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces the theory and basic construction of stage scenery and properties. Topics include stage carpentry, scene painting, stage electrics, properties, and backstage organization. Upon completion, students should be able to pursue vocational and avocational roles in technical theatre.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DRA 141 - Stagecraft II


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides additional hands-on practice in the elements of stagecraft. Emphasis is placed on the design and implementation of the arts and crafts of technical theatre. Upon completion, students should be able to pursue vocational or avocational roles in technical theatre.

    Prerequisites: DRA 140 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DRA 142 - Costuming


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

    This course covers the techniques of costume construction and crafts processes. Emphasis is placed on learning costuming techniques, using equipment and materials, and finishing production-appropriate costumes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of pattern drafting, construction techniques, and costume fitting procedures.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DRA 145 - Stage Make-up


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

    This course covers the research, design, selection of materials, and application of stage make-up, prosthetics, wigs, and hairpieces. Emphasis is placed on the development of techniques, style, and presentation of the finished make-up. Upon completion, students should be able to create and apply make-up, prosthetics, and hairpieces.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DRA 170 - Play Production I


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 9
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of various periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an assigned position with a college theatre production.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    DRA 171 - Play Production II


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 9
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of various periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an assigned position with a college theatre production.

    Prerequisites: DRA 170 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    DRA 211 - Theatre History I


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

    This course covers the development of theatre from its origin to the closing of the British theatre in 1642. Topics include the history, aesthetics, and representative dramatic literature of the period. Upon completion, students should be able to trace the evolution of theatre and recognize the styles and types of world drama.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DRA 212 - Theatre History II


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

    This course covers the development of theatre from 1660 through the diverse influences which shaped the theatre of the twentieth century. Topics include the history, aesthetics, and representative dramatic literature of the period. Upon completion, students should be able to trace the evolution of theatre and recognize the styles and types of world drama.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    DRA 240 - Lighting for the Theatre


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

    This course is an applied study of theatre lighting and is designed to train theatre technicians. Emphasis is placed on lighting technology including the mechanics of lighting and light control equipment by practical work with lighting equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence with lighting equipment.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    DRA 260 - Directing


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an analysis and application of the techniques of theatrical directing. Topics include script selection, analysis, casting, rehearsal planning, blocking, stage business, tempo, and technical considerations. Upon completion, students should be able to plan, execute, and critically discuss a student-directed production.

    Prerequisites: DRA 130 . Corequisites: DRA 140 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    DRA 270 - Play Production III


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 9
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of various periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an assigned position with a college theatre production.

    Prerequisites: DRA 171 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    DRA 271 - Play Production IV


    (Coll/Tran)
    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 9
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of various periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an assigned position with a college theatre production.

    Prerequisites: DRA 270 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    DRE 096 - Integrated Reading and Writing


    Class Hours: 2.5
    Lab Hours: 1
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to develop proficiency in specific integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; these topics are primarily taught at the introductory level using texts primarily in a Lexile® range of 960 to 1115. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of academic and career-related texts and composing effective paragraphs.

    Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test score or successful completion of English Foundations . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
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    DRE 097 - Integrated Reading Writing II


    Class Hours: 2.5
    Lab Hours: 1
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to develop proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; except where noted, these topics are taught at a reinforcement level using texts primarily in a Lexile® range of 1070 to 1220. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply those skills toward understanding a variety of complex academic and career texts and composing essays incorporating relevant, valid evidence.

    Prerequisites: DRE 096 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
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    DRE 098 - Integrated Reading Writing III


    Class Hours: 2.5
    Lab Hours: 1
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to develop proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; these topics are taught using texts primarily in the Lexile® range of 1185 to 1385. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of texts at the career and college ready level and toward composing a documented essay.

    Prerequisites: DRE 097 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
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    DRE 099 - Integrated Reading Writing III


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

    This course is designed to develop proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies by complementing, supporting and reinforcing material covered in ENG 111 . Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; except where noted, these topics are taught using texts primarily in the Lexile® range of 1185 to 1385. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of texts at the career and college ready level and toward composing a documented essay.

    Prerequisites: DRE 097 . Corequisites: ENG 111 .
    When Offered: (F, S, SU)
  
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    ECO 251 - Prin of Microeconomics


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

    This course introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry in the market economy. Topics include the price mechanism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market failure, and government intervention. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and evaluate consumer and business alternatives in order to efficiently achieve economic objectives.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    ECO 252 - Prin of Macroeconomics


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

    This course introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques; and international trade. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate national economic components, conditions, and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (On demand)
  
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    EDT 110 - Neuroscience/Pathol Cond


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

    This course covers the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system as well as those disease processes which affect nervous system components. Topics include anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the neuron, brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and the special senses. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the structure and function of the nervous system and how this structure/function is affected by specific diseases.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EDT 111 - Laboratory Management


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

    This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage and/or function as a team player in an electroneurodiagnostics department. Topics include the role of an effective manager, the role of a team player, techniques for scheduling, record keeping/storage, and creation/implementation of department policies. Upon completion, students should be able to understand those skills necessary to manage an electroneurodiagnostics department, both independently and as a team worker.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EDT 111A - EDT Laboratory Basics


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

    This course is designed to be offered as a supplemental lab for the EDT 111  course. Emphasis is placed on interview skills, system of electrode placement, and the role of effective communication in the EDT department. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic competencies in preparation for performing electroneurodiagnostic testing.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: EDT 111 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EDT 112 - Instrument/Record Methods


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

    This course covers theories of electrode placement, various instrumentation components used in neurological testing, and optimal recording techniques based on patient status. Topics include the International 10-20 System of electrode placement, electrode types/applications, electronics applicable to neurological testing, instrument controls, montages, and polarity/localization. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the theories underlying optimal utilization of electrodes and instrumentation for neurological testing.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EDT 113 - Clinical Correlates


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

    This course covers normal and abnormal neurological test findings associated with the anatomy/physiology/pathology covered in EDT 110  . Topics include normal and abnormal neurological test results, artifacts, and activation procedures utilizing teaching records from affiliated laboratories. Upon completion, students should be able to identify patterns and artifacts on neurological tests in order that optimal recording strategies may be utilized.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EDT 114 - Special Procedures


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

    This course provides a basic understanding of special testing procedures used in neurological diagnosis. Topics include foundations of evoked potentials, nerve conduction studies, operating room monitoring, ambulatory EEGs, long-term video monitoring, polysomnography, and various radiological procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of various special procedures used in neurological diagnosis.

    Prerequisites: EDT 112 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EDT 115 - EDT Laboratory Practice


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

    This course provides a practical application of theories covered in previous EDT courses. Emphasis is placed on practical skill development in neurological testing, appropriate patient rapport, infection control, and electrical safety guidelines, using mock situations. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct optimal neurological testing in mock situations.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EDT 116 - EDT Clinical Experience


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Exp. Hours: 36
    Credit Hours: 12

    This course provides clinical experience in a hospital, outpatient clinic or physician’s office setting, under the supervision of a qualified technologist or qualified physician. Emphasis is placed on qualified interaction between patients/family and hospital personnel and optimal skill level development in electroneurodiagnostic procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct themselves professionally in a clinical setting and conduct optimal electroneurodiagnostic procedures as ordered by physicians.

    Prerequisites: EDT 118 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EDT 118 - EDT Laboratory Practice II


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

    This course is a continuation of EDT 115 . Emphasis is placed on practical skills developed in neurological testing, to include the basic EEG along with special testing procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct neurological testing in mock situations.

    Prerequisites: EDT 115 . Corequisites: EDT 114 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EDU 119 - Intro to Early Child Educ


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

    This course introduces the foundations of early childhood education, the diverse educational settings for young children, professionalism and planning intentional developmentally appropriate experiences for each child. Topics include theoretical foundations, national early learning standards, NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development, state regulations, program types, career options, professionalism, ethical conduct, quality inclusive environments, and curriculum responsive to the needs of each child/family. Upon completion, students should be able to design a career/professional development plan, appropriate environments, schedules, and activity plans.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (F, S)
  
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    EDU 131 - Child, Family, and Community


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

    This course covers the development of partnerships between culturally, linguistically and ability diverse families, children, schools and communities through the use of evidence-based strategies. Emphasis is placed on developing skills and identifying benefits for establishing, supporting, and maintaining respectful, collaborative relationships between diverse families, programs/schools, and community agencies/resources reflective of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Upon completion, students should be able to identify appropriate relationship building strategies between diverse families, children, schools, and communities and demonstrate a variety of communication skills including appropriate use of technology to support every child.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EDU 144 - Child Development I


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

    This course includes the theories of child development, observation and assessment, milestones, and factors that influence development, from conception through approximately 36 months. Emphasis is placed on knowledge, observation and assessment of developmental sequences in approaches to play/learning, emotional/social, health/physical, language/communication and cognitive domains. Upon completion, students should be able to compare/contrast typical/atypical developmental characteristics, explain biological and environmental factors that impact development, and identify evidence-based strategies for enhancing development for children that are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EDU 145 - Child Development II


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

    This course includes the theories of child development, observation and assessment, milestones, and factors that influence development, from preschool through middle childhood. Emphasis is placed on knowledge, observation and assessment of developmental sequences in approaches to play/learning, emotional/social, health/physical, language/communication and cognitive domains. Upon completion, students should be able to compare/contrast typical/atypical developmental characteristics, explain biological and environmental factors that impact development, and identify evidence-based strategies for enhancing development for children that are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EDU 146 - Child Guidance


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

    This course introduces evidence-based strategies to build nurturing relationships with each child by applying principles and practical techniques to facilitate developmentally appropriate guidance. Topics include designing responsive/supportive learning environments, cultural, linguistic and socio-economic influences on behavior, appropriate expectations, the importance of communication with children/families including using technology and the use of formative assessments in establishing intentional strategies for children with unique needs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate direct/indirect strategies to encourage social skills, self-regulation, emotional expression and positive behaviors while recognizing the relationship between children’s social, emotional and cognitive development.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EDU 151 - Creative Activities


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

    This course introduces developmentally supportive creative learning environments with attention to divergent thinking, creative problem-solving, evidence-based teaching practices, and open-ended learning materials while applying NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development. Emphasis is placed on observation of process driven learning experiences in art, music, creative movement, dance, and dramatics for every young child age birth through eight, integrated through all domains and academic content. Upon completion, students should be able to examine, create, and adapt developmentally creative learning materials, experiences, and environments for children that are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EDU 153 - Health, Safety and Nutrition


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

    This course covers promoting and maintaining the health and well-being of every child. Topics include health and nutritional guidelines, common childhood illnesses, maintaining safe and healthy learning environments, health benefits of active play, recognition and reporting of abuse/neglect, and state regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to apply knowledge of NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development for health, safety, nutritional needs and safe learning environments.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: DRE 097  or appropriate placement test score.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EDU 216 - Foundations of Education


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

    This course introduces the examination of the American educational systems and the teaching profession. Topics include the historical and philosophical influences on education, various perspectives on educational issues, and experiences in birth through grade 12 classrooms. Upon completion, students should be able to reflect on classroom observations, analyze the different educational approaches, including classical/traditional and progressive, and have knowledge of the various roles of educational systems at the federal, state and local level.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EDU 221 - Children with Exceptionalities


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

    This course covers atypical patterns of child development, inclusive/diverse settings, evidenced-based educational/family plans, differentiated instruction, adaptive materials, and assistive technology. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics of exceptionalities and delays, early intervention/special education, transitions, observation, developmental screening, formative assessment of children, and collaborating with families and community partners. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize diverse abilities, describe the referral process, identify community resources, explain the importance of collaboration with families/professionals, and develop appropriate strategies/adaptations to support children in all environments with best practices as defined by laws, policies and the NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development.

    Prerequisites: EDU 144  and EDU 145 , or PSY 244  and PSY 245 . Corequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EDU 234 - Infants, Toddlers, and Twos


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

    This course covers the development of high-quality, individualized, responsive/engaging relationships and experiences for infants, toddlers, and twos. Emphasis is placed on typical and atypical child development, positive early learning experiences, supporting and engaging diverse families, providing safe, warm and nurturing interactions, and the application of the NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate responsive planning, respectful relationships and exposure to a variety of developmentally appropriate experiences/materials that support a foundation for healthy development and growth of culturally, linguistically and ability diverse children birth to 36 months.

    Prerequisites: EDU 119 . Corequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score.
    When Offered: (F)
  
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    EDU 250 - Teacher Licensure Preparation


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

    This course provides information and strategies necessary for transfer to a teacher licensure program at a senior institution. Topics include entry level teacher licensure exam preparation, performance based assessment systems, requirements for entry into teacher education programs, the process to become a licensed teacher in North Carolina, and professionalism including expectations within the field of education. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize educational terminology and demonstrate knowledge of teacher licensure processes including exam preparation, technology based portfolio assessment, and secondary admissions processes to the school of education at a senior institution.

    Prerequisites:  ENG 111 ; and MAT 143 , or MAT 152 , or MAT 171 . Corequisites:  None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
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    EDU 251 - Exploration Activities


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

    This course covers fundamental concepts in the content areas of science, technology, engineering, math and social studies through investigative experiences. Emphasis is placed on exploring fundamental concepts, developmentally appropriate scope and sequence, and teaching strategies to engage each child in the discovery approach. Upon completion, students should be able to understand major concepts in each content area and implement appropriate experiences for young children.

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

    EDU 259 - Curriculum Planning


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

    This course is designed to focus on using content knowledge to build developmentally effective approaches for culturally/linguistically/ability diverse young children. Topics include components of curriculum, a variety of curriculum models, authentic observation and assessment, and planning developmentally appropriate experiences aligned with the NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development. Upon completion, students should be able to understand, evaluate, and use curriculum to plan for individual/group needs

    Prerequisites: EDU 119 . Corequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score.
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    EDU 261 - Early Childhood Admin I


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

    This course introduces principles and practices essential to preparing and supporting child care administrators. Topics include program philosophy, policies and procedures, NC Child Care Law and Rules, business planning, personnel and fiscal management, and NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct Supplement for Early Childhood Program Administration. Upon completion, students should be able to articulate a developmentally appropriate program philosophy, locate current state licensing regulations, analyze a business plan and examine comprehensive program policies and procedures.

    Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score and EDU 119 .
    When Offered: (F)
  
  •  

    EDU 262 - Early Childhood Admin II


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

    This course focuses on advocacy/leadership, public relations/community outreach and program quality/evaluation for diverse early childhood programs. Topics include program evaluation/accreditation, involvement in early childhood professional organizations, leadership/mentoring, family, volunteer and community involvement and early childhood advocacy. Upon completion, students should be able to define and evaluate all components of early childhood programs, develop strategies for advocacy and integrate community into programs.

    Prerequisites: DRE 098  or appropriate placement test score, EDU 119 , and EDU 261 . Corequisites: None.
    When Offered: (S)
  
  •  

    EDU 271 - Educational Technology


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

    This course introduces the ethical use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in all educational settings. Emphasis is placed on technology concepts, ethical issues, digital citizenship, instructional strategies, assistive technology, and the use of technology for professional development and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss technology concepts, ethically use a variety of technology resources, demonstrate appropriate technology skills in educational environments, and identify assistive technology.

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

    EDU 275 - Effective Teach Train


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

    This course provides specialized training using an experienced-based approach to learning. Topics include instructional preparation and presentation, student interaction, time management, learning expectations, evaluation, and curriculum principles and planning. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and present a six-step lesson plan and demonstrate ways to improve students’ time-on-task.

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

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