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    MAT 250 - Discrete Mathematics


    Sets, functions, mathematical induction, relations, partially ordered sets, combinatorics including permutations, the pigeonhole principle, binomial and multinominal coefficients, recurrence relations, generating functions, the principle of inclusion-exclusion.  Graph theory, including paths and connectedness, minimum length paths, Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs, graph isomorphisms, trees, planar and nonplanar graphs.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 182 Calculus II

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Use deduction and techniques of problem solving.
    2.  Use Mathematical Induction.
    3.  Use sets, relations and Cartesian product of sets.
    4.  Use binary relations, equivalence relations and partial orders.
    5.  Use functions, injections, surjections, bijections.
    6.  Use the Pigeonhole principle.
    7.  Use the fundamental counting principle.
    8.  Use permutations and combinations.
    9.  Use probability.
    10.  Use permutations and combinations with unlimited repetition.
    11.  Use the Binomial theorem.
    12.  Use the Multinomial theorem.
    13.  Use the Principle of inclusion-exclusion.
    14.  Use graph models.
    15.  Use Isomorphic, complete and bipartite graphs.
    16.  Use the degree of a vertex and related theorems.
    17.  Use walks, paths, trails, circuits of a graph.
    18.  Use Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs.
    19.  Use planar and nonplanar graphs.
    20.  Use trees, spanning trees.
    21.  Use minimum length paths, minimum weight trees.
    22.  Use optimal binary trees.
    23.  Use generating functions.
    24.  Use recurrence relations and find their solutions.

    In the context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
    2.  Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
    3.  Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
    4.  Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
    5.  Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.

  
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    MAT 260 - Applied Probability and Statistics


    Descriptive statistics, probability and random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, joint distributions, sampling distributions, confidence interval estimates, hypothesis tests on means, categorical populations, and the form of distributions, linear regression analysis on bivariate and multivariate data, single factor ANOVA, randomized block experiments, all with a strong emphasis on engineering applications and the use of statistical software to simulate, model, and analyze data.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 181 Calculus I

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Use statistical software to construct data plots and displays, interpret these.
    2.  Compute probabilities using the basic rules of probability.
    3.  Compute probabilities, means and variances of discrete and continuous random variables, and interpret these.
    4.  Compute probabilities, means and variances of sampling distributions, and interpret these.
    5.  Compute probabilities, means and covariances of joint distributions, and interpret these.
    6.  Perform computer simulations to investigate characteristics of probability distributions.
    7.  Use statistical software to check whether data meet underlying assumptions of a probability model.
    8.  Compute confidence interval estimates and interpret these.
    9.  Perform computer simulations to illustrate confidence interval estimates.
    10.  Perform hypothesis tests about means and interpret the results.
    11.  Perform hypothesis tests about categorical populations and interpret the results.
    12.  Perform hypothesis tests about the form of distributions and interpret the results.
    13.  Use statistical software to perform Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) for the Single Factor and Randomized Block experiments, and interpret the results.
    14.  Use statistical software to perform linear regression analysis for bivariate and multivariate data, and interpret the results.
    15.  Use statistical software to perform residual analysis for linear regression models, and interpret the results.

    In the context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
    2.  Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
    3.  Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
    4.  Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
    5.  Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.

  
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    MAT 264 - Linear Algebra


    Linear equations and matrices, vector spaces, inner product spaces, linear independence, linear transformations.  Determinants and Cramer's rule, systems of homogeneous equations, Gram-Schmidt process and diagonalization. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors and applications.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 182 Calculus II w/Analytic Geometry

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Solve systems of equations using Gauss-Jordan elimination.
    2.  Find non-trivial solutions to homogeneous systems of equations.
    3.  Find the inverse of a matrix by elementary row operations.
    4.  Compute determinants and solve equations using Cramer's rule.
    5.  Define a vector space.
    6.  Determine if a set of vectors form a vector space.
    7.  Determine if a set of vectors are independent.
    8.  Determine if a set of vectors span a given vector space.
    9.  Find the dimension of a vector space and determine if a set of vectors form a basis for the space.
    10.  Find the dimension of the row space and column space of a matrix.
    11.  Find the rank of a matrix.
    12.  Define an inner product space.
    13.  Use the Gram-Schmidt process to generate an orthogonal and orthonormal basis for a vector space.
    14.  Diagonalize a matrix using eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
    15.  Define a linear transformation and show a given transformation is linear.
    16.  Represent a linear transformation by a matrix.
    17.  Find the range and kernel of a linear transformation.
    18.  Use the techniques and concepts of linear algebra in a variety of real-life applications.

    In the context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
    2.  Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
    3.  Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
    4.  Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
    5.  Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.

  
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    MAT 266 - Introduction to Real Analysis


    This course provides a rigorous introduction to the concepts of axiomatics, sets, measures, functions, sequences, series, integration/differentiation and metric spaces.  Emphasis will be placed on writing mathematics clearly, especially regarding proofs.  Recommended for Mathematics majors or Computer Science and Engineering Science students as advised.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 281 Calculus III or permission of the instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Prove one set is a subset of another.
    2.  Prove two sets are equal.
    3.  Verify that a function is one-to-one and/or onto.
    4.  Prove theorems about the functions and inverse functions.
    5.  Use the principle of mathematical induction.
    6.  Define continuity of a function at a point.
    7.  Define a bound on a set.
    8.  Find infima and suprema of a set.
    9.  Identify sets as countable or uncountable.
    10.  Calculate the measure of a set.
    11.  Define the Cantor Set.
    12.  Define a sequence and be able to identify the following:
           a.  monotonicity
           b.  convergence
           c.  isolated points
           d.  accumulation points
           e.  boundedness
           f.  the Cauchy property
    13.  Define pointwise and uniform convergence for sequences of functions.

    In the context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
    2.  Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
    3.  Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
    4.  Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
    5.  Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.


     

  
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    MAT 281 - Calculus III


    Triple integrals with cylindrical and spherical coordinates.  Vector geometry and vector calculus in two and three dimensions.  Calculus of multivariable functions: gradient, extrema and optimization (with and without constraints).  Line and surface integrals. Green's theorem and Stokes' theorem.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 182 Calculus II

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Graph surfaces in three space.
    2.  Find the domain and determine continuity of a function of two or more variables.
    3.  Compute limits of functions of two variables.
    4.  Compute partial derivatives.
    5.  Find directional derivatives and gradients.
    6.  Find maxima and minima of functions of several variables.
    7.  Find derivatives using the multivariable chain rule.
    8.  Compute iterated integrals.
    9.  Find volume by using double integrals.
    10.  Find area and volume by using iterated integrals.
    11.  Compute triple integrals using rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates.
    12.  Use triple integrals to solve application problems.
    13.  Compute line and surface integrals.
    14.  Use Green's Theorem and Stokes' Theorem.
    15.  Use LaGrange Multipliers.
    16.  Use graphing calculators to aid in problem solving.
    17.  Find scalar and vector products.
    18.  Use vector-valued functions.
    19.  Find unit tangents and normal vectors.
    20.  Find equations of lines and planes in three spaces.
    21.  Evaluate curvature.
    22.  Describe the motion of a projectile using vectors.

    In the context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
    2.  Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
    3.  Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
    4.  Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
    5.  Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.

  
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    MAT 282 - Differential Equations w/Linear Algebra


    First and second order differential equations.  Matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and systems of linear equations.  Linear independence, the Wronskian, and differential operators.  Homogeneous and nonhomogeneous linear differential equations with constant coefficients.  Methods of undetermined coefficients, and variation of parameters.  Systems of linear differential equations, Laplace transforms, and power series solutions.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 182 Calculus II or equivalent

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Recognize and solve first and second order differential equations.
    2.  Extend the methods for first and second order differential equations to nth order differential equations, where applicable.
    3.  Solve a system of linear equations using elementary row operations and, when it exists, the inverse matrix for the system.
    4.  Understand the concept of a vector space and subspace.
    5.  Determine if a set of vectors is linearly independent.
    6.  Calculate and use the Wronskian.
    7.  Calculate eigenvalues and find the associated eigenvectors.
    8.  Use eigenvalues and matrix methods to solve a system of linear differential equations.
    9.  Use Laplace transforms to solve nth order linear initial-value problems and systems of linear differential equations.
    10.  Use power series to solve differential equations.

    In the context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
    2.  Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
    3.  Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
    4.  Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
    5.  Recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical methods.

  
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    MAT 299 - Independent Study


    The student undertakes an independent project in his/her specialty under the guidance of a faculty member.  Only one independent study course allowed per semester.  Consideration may be given a project involving work assignment.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Department Chairperson Permission

    Credits: (1-4)
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate the ability to work independently to achieve a goal.
    2.  Demonstrate proficiency in the specific area of study.

  
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    MDA 102 - Medical Assisting Science


    Introduction to the profession of medical assisting with an emphasis on the definition of the role, education, and scope of practice of the Medical Assistant.  Topics include: qualifications and duties, professional affiliation, history of medicine, ethics and professionalism, medical-legal aspects of patient care, and the role of the medical assistant in the physician's office.  Physical and psychosocial changes throughout the lifespan are discussed.  Orientation to effective interpersonal skills and professional patient/staff interactions.  The development of self-awareness and professional identity is emphasized.  The course is designated as a service learning course.  This component requires completion of a service learning project to benefit the campus/community and a reflection paper, designed to promote the development of leadership, communication, team collaboration skills and professional identity.

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    2 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  State and explain the role of the medical assistant in the ambulatory care center, including scope of practice, the importance of professional conduct within the healthcare setting, and requirements to obtain the medical assisting degree and certification as a Certified Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
    2.  Name and explain medical-legal aspects of patient care, including HIPAA rules and regulations.
    3.  State and explain various cultural differences and the skills needed to provide culturally sensitive and competent care.
    4.  Explain the physical and psychosocial changes which occur throughout the life-span and the skills required to assist patients to adapt to these changes.
    5.  Expain basic concepts of communication, including verbal and nonverbal communication, barriers to effective communication and the methods to overcome these barriers in order to establish effective therapeutic relationships.
    6.  Demonstrate self-awareness and recognition of the influence of their own style of communication, values, emotions, behaviors and coping mechanisms within interpersonal relationships and the impact these have upon their personal and professional development.
    7.  Demonstrate ability to effectively work, communicate, and collaborate with others and ability to reflect upon personal and professional growth and development of a professional identity as a Medical Assistant through completion of a service learning project and written reflection.
    8.  Prepare written papers which adhere to APA style, the professional writing style of a career in the healthcare field.

  
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    MDA 104 - Keyboarding and Medical Word Processing


    Introduction to and development of basic keyboarding skills on computer keyboards and beginning word processing.  Students will have the opportunity to learn keyboarding and word processing functions and apply that knowledge to build typing speed and accuracy.  Emphasis will be on application to medical correspondence, reports, and developing presentations.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prior or Concurrent:  BIO 131 Human Biology, HIT 106 Medical Terminology

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Produce an error-free document while striving to key at least 30 words per minute.
    2.  Understand the uses of and produce a PowerPoint presentation, and a Microsoft Word document.
    3.  Understand and produce error-free, correctly formatted medical correspondence.
    4.  Identify and define terms and concepts related to the basic operation of computers, Internet, and demonstrate how to send, receive, and reply to e-mail.

  
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    MDA 114L - First Aid


    This course focuses on the provision of basic first aid and CPR to respond to emergency situations.  Emphasis is on the recognition and response to medical emergencies within the community or healthcare setting and ability of the student to successfully perform first aid/CPR skills.  Course will include American Heart Association Professional Level Basic Life Support and American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid certifications, which are valid for 2 years.

    This course requires additional fees for the CPR and First Aid Certification Cards.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. State an understanding of an emergency responder's role, scope of practice, and skills included in basic first aid and professional level CPR.
    2. Apply the principles of standard precautions to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens.
    3. Define the ethical and legal issues facing emergency medical issues, including, but not limited to:  advanced directives, Good Samaritan Laws, and HIPAA compliance.
    4. Demonstrate proper technique for 1 and 2 rescuer CPR for infants, children, and adults, including use of an AED, following American Heart Association guidelines.
    5. Perform a head to toe emergency patient assessment and vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, and respirations).
    6. Perform first aid for a variety of basic medical emergencies following American Heart Association guidelines.


  
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    MDA 115 - Medical Assisting Procedures I


    Basic clinical procedures of medical assisting in the physician's office.  Use and management of diagnostic instruments and equipment.  Related patient care, professional ethics, medical terminology, nomenclature. 

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  HIT 106 Medical Terminology, BIO 131 Human Biology I

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Note
    For Medical Assisting students

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify and apply the elements of the source-oriented and problem-oriented medical records in their laboratory experience.
    2.  Explain the purpose and practice using the various types of information needed for each element or section of the patient history.
    3.  Discuss the legal implications of the patient history and interviewing process.
    4.  State the purpose for and obtain correct measurements of vital signs.
    5.  Describe and simulate the preparation of the examination room and patient for a general examination.
    6.  Recognize, define, and demonstrate steps related to disinfection, sterilization, and asepsis.
    7.  Recognize and name the different types of instruments by category and describe how to care for them properly.
    8.  Differentiate between medical asepsis (clean technique) and surgical asepsis (sterile technique).
    9.  Explain and demonstrate the rules for the aseptic handling of instruments and supplies.
    10.  List the materials and human substances that are considered hazardous medical wastes.
    11.  Compare the various wound types and classifications of healing.

  
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    MDA 201 - Medical Assisting Procedures II


    Introduction to basic microbiology, hematology and urinalysis.  Collection, preparation, and testing of blood, urine and body fluids.  Significance of laboratory analysis.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MDA 115 Medical Assisting Procedures I

    Prior or Concurrent:  BIO 132 Human Biology II

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 4 Laboratory Hours
    Note
    For Medical Assisting students

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify and understand terms related to Urinalysis, Hematology, Basic Chemistry and Immunology, and Microbiology.
    2.  Demonstrate procedures consisting of collection, preparation, and testing of blood, urine, and other specimens.
    3.  Understand medical/laboratory terms and the safety rules of a laboratory.
    4.  Discuss and define quality control and quality assurance issues related to the medical laboratory.
    5.  View laboratory reports and recognize potential life threatening results.

  
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    MDA 206 - Medical Office Management


    Medical office administrative procedures, such as bookkeeping principles and practices, patient health records, insurance forms, banking and postal services, payroll records, patient accounts, office machines, mechanics of applicable medical correspondence, appointment scheduling, supplies and inventory.  Emphasis on practical application of administrative techniques.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  MAT 090 Foundations for College Mathematics or equivalent, MDA 102 Medical Assisting Science, MDA 104 Keyboarding and Medical Word Processing

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Note
    For Medical Assisting students only

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe the desirable characteristics of the physical layout of the medical office.
    2.  Demonstrate the collaboration and creation of required medical information in role-play between the patient and the medical assistant student in: (1) registration forms, (2) creating the patient chart, (3) completion of a history and physical form, and (4) appointment scheduling.
    3.  Demonstrate appropriate interactions with typical, angry, scared, or problem patients, both in person and in telephone communications.
    4.  Discuss and practice outpatient/inpatient/other medical office referrals and paperwork.
    5.  Create a filing system for their laboratory results and information.
    6.  Discuss and use a physician fee schedule.
    7.  Analyze and implement correct CMS 1500 filing requirements for various insurance plans including (1) commercial, (2) managed care, (3) Blue Cross/Blue Shield, (4) Tricare, (5) Champus, and (6) Worker's Compensation.
    8.  Describe and demonstrate insurance claim submission guidelines and appeals.
    9.  Explain the legal implications associated with creating and filing insurance claims.

  
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    MDA 207 - Advanced Medical Office Management


    Manual and electronic accounting, payroll and bookkeeping procedures for Medical Office.  Includes banking, spreadsheets and reconciliations of bank statements.  Preparation of Internal Revenue deposits, records, and year-end reports.  Simulated office processes reinforce the accounting objectives.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prior or Concurrent:  MDA 102 Medical Assisting Science

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 2 laboratory Hours
    Note
    For Medical Assisting students only

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the students will be able to:

    1.  Perform banking transactions for the medical office, including check writing, transfer of funds, NSF checks and bank reconciliation.
    2.  Process payroll.
    3.  Perform billing and collections procedures.
    4.  List and describe the basic principles of accounting.
    5.  Differentiate between a debit balance and a credit balance.
    6.  State the basic accounting equation.
    7.  Perform basic accounting entries for a medical office, including debits, credits, adjustments, accounts receivable, accounts payable and owner equity accounts.
    8.  Use a physician's fee schedule when posting procedures.
    9.  Perform billing and collections procedures.
    10.  Prepare and record petty cash vouchers.

  
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    MDA 208 W - Medical Ethics, Law and Economics


    Review of the medical ethics which set the standard of conduct for physicians and other healthcare professionals.  Requirements to practice medicine, legal liabilities of the profession, and the importance of medicolegal consent forms.  Legal arrangements of private medical practices, medical care financing, and systems of health care delivery.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Note
    This course is designated as a writing emphasis course.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define medical etiquette, ethics, and medicolegal principles and describe the difference between them.
    2.  Describe managed care and other medical practice policies and management procedures.
    3.  Identify the ethical principles as they pertain to the student's healthcare specialty.
    4.  Define and discuss the importance of maintaining HIPAA regulations as it pertains to the healthcare setting.
    5.  Describe basis for the scope of practice of various health care professionals, including the education, training, credentialing, and personal capabilities of practitioners in each discipline.
    6.  Describe the differences and similarities between civil and criminal law.
    7.  Recognize and describe regulations and professional liability for the health care professional.
    8.  Define the public duties regarding statutory and regulatory requirements.
    9.  Describe the different types of consent and the consent process.
    10.  Define and describe allocation of medical resources.
    11.  Recognize and discuss the ethical implications of various situations such as abortion, death and dying, and genetic engineering.

  
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    MDA 211 - Medical Assisting Procedures III


    Study of body systems and disease, cell and tissue damage, inflammation and healing, immune response, and infectious disease in relation to patient care and the human response.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  BIO 132 Human Biology, MDA 115 Medical Assisting Procedures I, MDA 201 Medical Assisting Procedures II, MDA 206 Medical Office Management, for Medical Assistants and BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I or BIO 101 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, for Medical Administrative Skills Certificate, Medical Transcription, or Health Studies Students

    Co-requisite:  MDA 211L Medical Assisting Procedures III Laboratory (for Medical Assisting Degree majors only or consent of chairperson)

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify and understand terms related to the disease and disabilities studied in this course, cell and tissue damage, inflammation and healing, immune response, and infectious diseases.
    2.  Explain the causes and classification of diseases and disability.
    3.  Describe the pathophysiology processes involved in the systems studied in this course, including immune, musculoskeletal, blood and blood forming organs, cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, urinary, endocrine, nervous, eye and ear, reproductive, integumentary, genetic and developmental, and mental health disorders.

  
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    MDA 211 L - Medical Assisting Procedures III Laboratory


    Practical application of advanced technical procedures in medical assisting specifically oriented to the various medical specialties.  Practice of the techniques of orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, obsetrics and gynecology, andrology, opthalmology, otolaryngology, and diagnostic imaging.  The medical assistant's role in preparation for screening, and assisting with emergencies and providing patient education is emphasized.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  BIO 132 Human Biology II, MDA 115 Medical Assisting Procedures I, MDA 201 Medical Assisting Procedures II, MDA 206 Medical Office Management

    Corequisites:  MDA 211 Medical Assisting Procedures III

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. List and discuss common diseases and diagnostic tests for body systems discussed.
    2. Perform and assist with advanced technical procedures within a variety of specialties, while staying within scope of practice of a Medical Assistant.
    3. State the fundamental principles of evacuating a healthcare setting and demonstrate ability to devise and implement emergency preparedness plans, while staying within scope of practice of a Medical Assistant.
    4. Educate patients effectively about a variety of diseases, diagnostic tests, and procedures through verbal and written communication.
    5. Demonstrate proficiency with development of patient educational materials which demonstrate clear and accurate patient instruction for diseases processes, procedures, self-exams, and follow-up care.
    6. Demonstrate ability to complete accurate documentation of patient care.


  
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    MDA 245 W - Directed Practice Seminar


    Integration of theoretical knowledge and practical experience as an extern in physician's offices, medical centers, school health departments, rehabilitation clinics, and other health care facilities. 

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Corequisites:  MDA 246 Clinical Practicum I, MDA 247 Clinical Practicum II

     

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Note
    For Senior Medical Assisting students

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Explain the essentials of an externship and list the responsibilities of the student during externship.
    2.  Identify and demonstrate essential skills in seeking employment in the medical assisting field.
    3.  Describe the roles of temperament and communication style in interpersonal and professional relationships.
    4.  Define professionalism, give examples of professional behavior, and demonstrate appropriate professional behavior.
    5.  Define the professional role, certification, and "scope of practice" of a practicing medical assistant.
    6.  Explain the essentials of the certification process.
    7.  Identify strategies for becoming involved in the medical assisting professional community.

  
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    MDA 246 - Clinical Practicum I


    Supervised practical experience for development of fundamental skills in medical assisting through an externship placement in a variety of healthcare facilities, such as general practice physician offices, medical centers, school health departments, rehabilitation clinics, and specialty medical practices.  Students will complete 2 rotations throughout the 15 week semester.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  HST 210 Pharmacology, MDA 201 Medical Assisting Procedures II, MDA 206 Medical Office Management, MDA 207 Advanced Medical Office Management

    Corequisites:  MDA 211 Medical Assisting Procedures III and MDA 211L Medical Assisting Procedures III Laboratory

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    8 Clinical Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate ability to effectively and correctly perform clinical and administrative tasks within the healthcare setting, while staying within scope of practice of a Medical Assistant.
    2. Demonstrate ability to respond to emergency situations and ethical dilemmas, while staying within scope of practice of a Medical Assistant.
    3. Comply with legal rules and regulations, such as those by OSHA, HIPAA, and standards, as set by the CDC.
    4. Document patient care accurately within the medical record.
    5. Demonstrate effective communication skills through verbal and written communication.
    6. Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients and other members of the healthcare team, while maintaining professional boundaries.
    7. Work as an effective member of the healthcare team by completing tasks as assigned, both independently, and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
    8. Demonstrate professional behavior expected of the medical assistant during externship, including ability to follow policies and procedures of the healthcare facility, course, department, and college.


  
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    MDA 247 - Clinical Practicum II


    Supervised practical experience for development of fundamental skills in medical assisting through an externship placement in a variety of healthcare facilities, such as general practice physician offices, medical centers, school health departments, rehabilitation clinics, and specialty medical practices.  Students will complete 2 rotations throughout the 15 week semester.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  HST 210 Pharmacology, MDA 201 Medical Assisting Procedures II, MDA 206 Medical Office Management, MDA 207 Advanced Medical Office Management

    Corequisite:  MDA 211 Medical Assisting Procedures III and MDA 211L Medical Assisting Procedures III Laboratory

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    8 Clinical Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate ability to effectively and correctly perform clinical and administrative tasks within the healthcare setting, while staying within scope of practice of a Medical Assistant.
    2. Demonstrate ability to respond to emergency situations and ethical dilemmas, while staying within scope of practice of a Medical Assistant.
    3. Comply with legal rules and regulations, such as those by OSHE, HIPAA, and standards, as set by the CDC.
    4. Document patient care accurately within the medical record.
    5. Demonstrate effective communication skills through verbal and written communication.
    6. Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients and other members of the healthcare team, while maintaining professional boundaries.
    7. Work as an effective member of the healthcare team by completing tasks as assigned, both independently, and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
    8. Demonstrate professional behavior expected of the medical assistant during externship, including ability to follow policies and procedures of the healthcare facility, course, department, and college.


  
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    MET 112 - Metrology


    The study of the science of measurement systems and measurement.  Accuracy, precision and reliability compared. Standards, including surface finish.  Students learn to use the steel rule, calipers, micrometers, fixed gauges, feeler gauges, radius gauges, gauge blocks and surface plates, height and planer gauges, V-blocks, toolmaker's flat, mechanical indicating equipment, visual guage, air gauges, toolmaker's microscope, optical flats and angle measuring equipment.  Calibration of instruments and appropriate record keeping.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand the principles of dimensional measurement.
    2.  Know the methods and skills necessary to perform practical measurements in industry.

  
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    MET 113 - Engineering Drawing I w/CAD


    An introductory course in the fundamentals of engineering drawing and the basics of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).  Manual drafting techniques are integrated with extensive use of AutoCAD.  Topics include use of the drawing instruments, geometric construction, freehand sketching, orthographic projection, sectional and auxiliary views and proper dimensioning techniques.  CAD topics include file management; command structure; creating, editing and manipulating drawing elements; dimensioning.  Students will gain an understanding of engineering drawing concepts by applying them in both manual drafting and AutoCAD assignments.

    Credits: 2
    Cross-listed
    CIV 113
    Hours
    1 Class Hour, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Know the importance of engineering drawing and the requirements of this graphic language.
    2.  Demonstrate the ability to construct an acceptable freehand sketch.
    3.  Be competent in the use of manual drafting tools and techniques.
    4.  Develop technically correct orthographic projections using proper projection techniques and the latest ASME Y14.5M standards.
    5.  Demonstrate the ability to dimension a moderately complex part using proper dimensioning techniques.
    6.  Generate different types of sectional views and choose which type of section is most appropriate for a given part.
    7.  Understand the reasons and concepts of auxiliary views.
    8.  Demonstrate the ability to create part drawings using AutoCAD in a timely fashion.

  
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    MET 116 - Engineering Drawing II w/CAD


    A second course in engineering drawing emphasizing the principles of descriptive geometry, working drawings, tolerancing methods, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, with an introduction to solid work or other CAD software.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 113 Engineering Drawing I w/CAD

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    1 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand solid work's basic parametric modeling process by demonstrating the ability to create quality solid models.
    2.  Apply technical sketching skills of part and assembly concepts.
    3.  Generate detailed orthographic and axonometric drawings in a standard industrial format using the latest ASME standards.
    4.  Understand and apply the principles of descriptive geometry.
    5.  Develop a complete set of working drawings including identification numbers, bill of materials and engineering change documentation.
    6.  Have a thorough understanding of fits and tolerances.
    7.  Define typical thread notes and fastening techniques.
    8.  Apply geometric dimensioning and tolerance symbols and interpret their meaning on an engineering drawing.

  
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    MET 121 - Manufacturing Processes I


    A basic study of manufacturing materials and processes, such as:  cutting-tool materials and cutting fluids, electrical discharge machining, properties of materials, drilling and related hole making processes, joining processes and equipment, producing and processing ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  Laboratory exercises provide an opportunity for actual practice in the operation of selected manufacturing equipment.

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    1 Class Hour, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Calculate speed, feed, and depth of cut for material removal operations using the "Machinery's Handbook."
    2.  Apply standard safety procedures for a manufacturing environment.
    3.  Indentify and perform the basic material removal processes:  facing, turning, drilling, boring, honing and milling.
    4.  Improve your skills for working effectively in a team environment.
    5.  Communicate the steps required to manufacture a product using industry standard terms.
    6.  Accurately use basic measurement tools such as calipers, micrometers, gage blocks, and attribute gages to achieve the desired sizes of parts and/or part features.
    7.  Understand the fundamental methods of fusion and solid state welding.
    8.  Have a better understanding of how raw materials are turned into useful products.

  
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    MET 122 - Manufacturing Processes II


    A continuation of the basic study of manufacturing processes.  The nature of metals and alloys, heat treatment, various casting processes and the processing of metals by hot and cold working techniques.  Special topics include screw thread systems and their measurement, indexing, gear terminology and manufacturing methods, tapers and computer numerical controlled machining.  Laboratory exercises parallel classroom topics and will provide the students with an opportunity to practice some of these manufacturing methods.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 121 Manufacturing Processes I

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Improve their skills for working effectively in a team environment.
    2.  Be familiar with the control unit on a typical CNC machine tool to store, load and edit programs.
    3.  Demonstrate proficiency in CNC programming basic parts and be able to de-bug the CNC program if there is a problem.
    4.  Understand when and how to use looping (subprograms) in CNC programming.
    5.  Be knowledgeable with gear terminology, types of gears and understand how to calculate simple speed ratios.
    6.  Understand the fundamental types of heat treatment processes used on steel.
    7.  Understand the difference between expendable-mold casting processes and multiple-use mold casting processes.
    8.  Understand what indexing is and where it is used in the manufacture of parts.
    9.  Understand the difference between Hot and Cold working processes.

  
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    MET 134 - Statics


    Instruction will be directed to the study of static force systems in equilibrium as applied to engineering technology.  Topics of study will include:  force distribution, moments, system equilibrium, free-body diagrams, friction, centroids, graphic statics, and moment of inertia. 

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 130 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or departmental approval

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    CIV 124
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand the nature of rigid bodies, and the fact that they represent an idealization of real bodies.
    2.  Understand the nature of forces and moments, and will be capable of recognizing forces and moments acting on bodies.
    3.  Apply the principles of static equilibrium to the analysis of structures and machines.
    4.  Experimentally verify the laws of friction, and be capable of applying them to a variety of cases.
    5.  Locate centroids and centers of gravity, and compute moments of inertia.

  
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    MET 164 - Quality Systems


    The total quality concepts including organizational, planning, monitoring and continuous improvement of the quality function in a business environment.  Students will become familiar with the planning process including defining the process, customers' needs, process measurement, analyzing data and quality improvement methods and philosophies.  Topics also covered in this course include an introduction to statistical quality control and engineering ethics.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    1 Class Hour, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand the concept of quality in products and services, and customer satisfaction.
    2.  Understand total quality management and its principles and practices in continuous process improvement.
    3.  Use the mathematics of collection, organization and interpretation of data to produce graphical displays.
    4.  Apply the basic concepts of statistics to manufacturing processes in order to conduct, analyze and interpret quantitative data.
    5.  Produce control charts as a method of analysis and presentation of a particular variation in a process.
    6.  Use Minitab statistical software package for its wide range of data analysis and graphics capabilities.

  
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    MET 200 - Senior Seminar


    Guest speakers, industry tours, videos, and special projects intended to make the student aware of the latest developments in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology.  Topics will include Operations Management, Ethics in Engineering, Survival Skills for Graduates, etc.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ENG 110 College Writing I and Program Chairperson approval

    Credits: 0
    Hours
    2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Have experience developing concepts within teams.
    2.  Have the integration of knowledge from various academic courses.
    3.  Have insight into the practice of mechanical engineering technology.
    4.  Have a sense of the joy of technical work.

  
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    MET 211 - Mechanical CAD


    Introduction to Mechanical CAD.  CAD command structure, screen controls, and use of menus to create, edit, and manipulate geometry for 2D and 3D models.  Use of special features for the production of fully detailed layout drawings from 2D and 3D models.  File management.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 116 Engineering Drawing II w/CAD or Department Chairperson approval

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    1 Class Hour, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Apply technical sketching skills of parts and assembly concepts.
    2.  Understand Mechanical CAD as a 3D feature based associative, parametric solid modeling system for part and assembly design.
    3.  Have a through understanding of and apply the constructive solid geometry concepts and Boolean operations used in 3D modeling.
    4.  Demonstrate the ability to utilize CAD to create quality solid models in a timely fashion.
    5.  Perform basic design changes and modifications.
    6.  Generate detailed working drawings in a standard industrial format using the latest ASME standards.
    7.  Demonstrate the ability to create a model using the college's 3D modeler and its software package.

  
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    MET 220 - Programming CNC Machine Tools


    An introductory course in the fundamentals and some of the advanced principles of CNC Milling/Turning.  Topics to include: Introduction to NC/CNC Machinery (history, input media and tooling), New Part Production Set-up, Typical Controller Operations (store, load and edit programs) and Manual Part Programming of CNC machine tools using the industry standard "G" and "M" Codes.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 122 Manufacturing Processes II

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Set up a CNC machine (load and touch off tools, load programs).
    2.  Be familiar with the controls of a typical CNC machine.
    3.  Program basic linear and circular part geometry.
    4.  Know when and how to use subprograms, cutter compensation and canned cycles.
    5.  Make necessary corrections to programs and machine set-up to run quality parts.

  
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    MET 223 - Computer Integrated Machining


    A continuation of Programming CNC Machine Tools.  The emphasis of this course is on "Computer Assisted Part Programming."  The course is designed to include students who have had no exposure to computer operations, but have knowledge of machine shop operations including CNC machine tools.  MasterCAM and CadKey software are introduced.  CAD software will be used to construct geometry database files of various parts.  CAM software will be used to choose the machining process, assign tool parameters, define the tool path, give path verification, develop the post processor, and to transfer the CNC code to the CNC machine tool.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 220 Programming CNC Machine Tools

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Create basic 2D and 3D geometry using MaterCAM X.
    2.  Assign toolpaths to cut parts using MasterCAM X.
    3.  Create programs using the MasterCAM X-Fanuc post.
    4.  Transfer programs to a CNC machine.
    5.  Operate a CNC machine.

  
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    MET 234 - Dynamics


    Motion and Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration, Kinematics of Linear and Curvilinear Motion, Dynamics of Linear and Curvilinear Motion, Energy, Impulse and Momentum, Kinematics of Mechanisms.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 134 Statics, CIV 124 Mechanics (Statics)

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    1 Class Hour; 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Use mathematical and graphical techniques to analyze the motion of bodies and simple mechanisms.
    2.  Apply the principles of equilibrium to the analysis of the forces acting on accelerating bodies.
    3.  Determine the magnitudes of work, Kinetic energy, and potential energy interchanges.
    4.  Possess an elementary understanding of impulse and mementum, and be capable to analyzing their interchanges.

  
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    MET 235 - Strength of Materials


    Normal, shear, bearing, thermal, and torsional stresses and strains.  Stress-strain curves. Shearing forces, bending moments, shearing stresses and deflection of beams.  Columns and pressure vessels.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 134 Statics, CIV 124 Mechanics (Statics)

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Calculate direct normal, shear, and bearing stresses.
    2.  Understand stress vs. strain graph and be able to determine yield strength, ultimate strength, and modulus of elasticity.
    3.  Understand design factor and be able to design a member under direct stress.
    4.  Design circular members under torsion and apply stress concentration factors.
    5.  Develp shear force and bending moment diagrams for simple and cantilever beams.
    6.  Apply bending stress and shear stress equations relative to beam design.
    7.  Operate industry standard mechanical testing machines.
    8.  Produce clear, concise, and accurate lab reports.

  
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    MET 238 - Mechanical Design


    Application of the principles of strength of materials to the design of machine elements.  Design and analysis of shafts, gears, bearings, weldments, and mechanical assemblies.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  MET 235 Strength of Materials and MAT 160 Applied Calculus I

    Corequisites:  MET 280 L Capstone Project

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand the nature of combined stress, and be capable of recognizing combined stress in elements of structures and machines.
    2.  Design a range of machine elements (shafts, gears, bearings, etc.) based upon strength and functional requirements.
    3.  Consider machining, assembly, and other manufacturing requirements in the design process.
    4.  Have experience in the design of mechanical assemblies.
    5.  Integrate fluid mechanical, and thermodynamic principles into the analysis and design of machines.

  
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    MET 243 - Fluid Mechanics


    The study of fluid statics and dynamics.  Topics include fluid forces, flow measurement, the steady flow energy equation, viscosity, laminar and turbulent flow, frictional losses, pipeline systems, introduction to turbomachinery, drag and lift.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 134 Statics, CIV 124 Mechanics (Statics)

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Apply the principles of equilibrium to fluid systems.
    2.  Design series piping systems for conditions of steady flow.
    3.  Select an appropriate pump for fluid-handling systems.
    4.  Have had experience testing pumps, fans, and piping systems as part of a team.
    5.  Prepare laboratory reports to the level of standard professional conventions.

  
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    MET 244 - Thermodynamics


    A study of the property and energy relationships in non-flow and steady flow applications.  Topics include ideal gas relationships, real working substances, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic cycles, and available energy.  The cycle concept is applied to steam power, internal combustion engines, gas turbines, refrigeration, and heat pumps.  Consideration is also given to combustion analysis and heat transfer.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  PHY 161 Physics I and MAT 160 Applied Calculus

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand the behavior of single and two-phase substances, and be capable of determining their response to thermal and mechanical energy transfers.
    2.  Give an elementary explanation of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, and will understand the implications of these laws for technology, society, and the environment.
    3.  Apply the Laws of Thermodynamics to the analysis and design of heat engines and thermal devices.
    4.  Have had experience testing heat engines and thermal devices as part of a team.
    5.  Prepare laboratory reports to the level of standard professional conventions.

  
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    MET 252 W - Engineering Materials


    Atomic bonding, crystalline and non-crystalline materials including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites.  Phase equilibria, microstructures, and strengthening and toughening mechanisms.  Writing Emphasis Course.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  MET 235 Strength of Materials or Department Chairperson's Approval

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand the composition-structure-processing-properties relationship of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites.
    2.  Know the structural make-up of individual atoms and be able to predict the predominant bond type.
    3.  Define the atomic arrangement of crystalline material and understand the importance of crystal imperfections.
    4.  Have a thorough understanding of the strengthening process of strain hardening, solid solution strengthening, and dispersion of strengthening.
    5.  Describe the heat treating processes associated with slow cooling and quench & temper for such materials as brass, aluminum, and steel.
    6.  Interpret isomorphous, eutectic, and eutectoid phase diagrams.
    7.  Understand the statistical nature of brittle failure in ceramics.
    8.  Describe the structural response of polymers and FRP's to applied stresses.
    9.  Conduct metallographic preparation and microscopic examination of various metals.
    10.  Have produced clear, concise, and accurate lab reports.
    11.  Have completed a research paper on a materials topic and have delivered an oral report.

  
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    MET 254W - Materials Science for Technologists


    Course includes overview of engineering materials with emphasis on non-metallic materials.  Atomic bonding, crystalline and non-crystalline materials, including ceramics, polymers, and composites.  Phase equilibrium, microstructures, strengthening and toughening mechanisms.  Course reviews current mechanical engineering applications of these materials.

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    1 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Objectives of the Course:

    To provide an understanding of "the generic phenomena and behavioral characteristics of materials" by studying the relationship between the internal structure, and the properties and performance of engineering materials.

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand the composition-structure-processing-properties relationship of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites.
    2.  Know the structural make-up of individual atoms and be able to predict the predominant bond type.
    3.  Define the atomic arrangement of crystalline material and understand the importance of crystal imperfections.
    4.  Have the ability to interpret isomorphous, eutectic, and eutectoid phase diagrams.
    5.  Understand the statistical nature of brittle failure in ceramics.
    6.  Describe the structural response of polymers and FRP's to applied stresses.
    7.  Have produced clear, concise, and accurate lab reports.
    8.  Have completed a research paper on a materials topic and have delivered an oral report.

  
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    MET 280L - Capstone Project


    Provides students with the opportunity to work on projects that they will likely encounter in the mechanical enigneering industry.  The emphasis will be on working in teams to design and build a component, product or system.  Project phases may include conceptual design, detail design, and prototype.  The deliverables will include standard documentation to describe the product using industry code, specifications and standards.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  MAT 160 Applied Calculus I and MET 235 Strength of Materials

    Corequisites:  MET 238 Mechanical Design

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Work effectively in a design team.
    2. Perform an analysis of a problem.
    3. Determine the product/system operating parameters.
    4. Produce a conceptual design for the product/system.
    5. Complete a detailed design of hte product/system including required engineering calculations and industry standard documentation.
    6. Build a prototype of a component/system.
    7. Complete acceptance testing of the component/system.


  
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    MET 298 - Cooperative Work Experience


    On-the-job experience directly related to the Mechanical Engineering Technology field.  Students will have the opportunity to work in one of the following areas:  Computer Aided Drawing, Computer Numerical Control Machining, Equipment Maintenance, Materials Testing, Production Control, Technical Sales, Tooling Technology, or other MET related areas.  To be eligible, students must maintain at least a 2.2 GPA through their first three semesters (minimum 38 credits in the MET Program).  On-the-job experience approximately 10-20 hours per week.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Placement by Department Chairperson

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    10-20 hours per week
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Have an understanding of their field of engineering technology.
    2.  Have experience directly related to their field of study.
    3.  Have on-the-job experience and have earned some money.

  
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    MET 299 - Independent Study


    The student undertakes an independent project in his specialty under the guidance of a faculty member. Only one independent study course allowed per semester. Consideration may be given to a project involving a work assignment.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Approval of Department Chairperson

    Credits: (2-4)
    Hours
    Class Hours (TBD), Lab Hours (TBD)
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate the ability to work independently.
    2. Demonstrate proficiency in the specific area of study.


  
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    MFG 250 - Principles of Continuous Improvement


    Course includes various methods and techniques to provide for continuous improvement in manufacturing.  The initial course emphasis will be establishing a baseline for improvement.  Mapping existing processes, measuring quality, and determining the costs of manufacturing activities is included.  The course will then provide insight to the various contemporary practices to guide continuous improvement in the manufacturing industry.  Customer feedback, statistical quality control and industry trends including just-in-time production, lean manufacturing, TOYOTA practices, ERP, and MRP will be evaluated.  The course will also review actual case studies of successful and unsuccessful continuous improvement initiatives.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ENG 110 College Writing I

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Perform professionally - exhibiting integrity, accepting responsibility, taking initiative, and provide leadership necessary to ensure project success.
    2.  Prepare a process flow diagram and process description of a manufacturing, procurement, or product development cycle.
    3.  Divide a manufacturing process into a series of activities/steps, and determine the activity based cost for each activity or process step.
    4.  Complete a statistical analysis of manufacturing production to determine quality problem areas and/or areas that have the potential for significant improvement.
    5.  Request and evaluate customer feedback on product quality and design for use in the continuous improvement process.
    6.  Research and evaluate case studies of successful and unsuccessful implementation of continuous improvement projects.
    7.  Apply common industry continuous improvement techniques for a specific manufacturing product line.
    8.  Apply advanced manufacturing techniques including robotics to further enhance manufacturing competitiveness and quality.
    9.  Continually evaluate manufacturing quality and cost to gain further improvements in the manufacturing cycle.

  
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    MFG 280 - Capstone Project


    Provides students with the opportunity to work on projects that they will likely encounter in the manufacturing industry.  The emphasis will be on improving the quality, cost, and productivity of manufacturing operations.  Topics include improving productivity by use of automated manufacturing processes, reducing manufacturing errors, increasing product reliability through enhanced inspection techniques.  Organizational and cost issues will also be considered.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Senior Standing or Faculty Approval

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Perform professionally - exhibiting integrity, accepting responsibility, taking initiative, and providing leadership necessary to ensure project success.
    2.  Produce quality design products.
    3.  Produce design products that meet important performance requirements while satisfying relevant societal and professional constraints.
    4.  Establish relationships for quality performance.
    5.  Establish relationships and implement practices with team members, advisors, and clients that support high performance and continuous improvement.
    6.  Manage project schedule and resources.
    7.  Plan, monitor, and manage project schedule, resources, and work assignments to ensure timely and within-budget completion.
    8.  Make decisions based on product design requirements, product life-cycle considerations, resource availability, and associated risks.
    9.  Demonstrate effective use of contemporary tools for engineering and business analysis, fabrication, testing, and design communication.
    10.  Communicate for project success; use formal and informal communications with team, advisor, and clients to document and facilitate progress and to enhance impact of design products.

  
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    MUS 101 - Introduction to Music


    A survey course examining the music of the great composers representing each major period of Music History.  How to listen to different forms of music such as symphonies, concertos, opera and jazz will be included in the topics covered.  Emphasis on developing listening skills to bring the student to an informed awareness and understanding of great music.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcome of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe the properties of sound
    2.  Identify the three kinds of musical texture
    3.  Explain the techniques that create musical form
    4.  List the instrumentation of a standard orchestra and also describe how the orchestra developed through time
    5.  Trace the development of music from Gregorian chant of the Middle ages to the breakdown of tonality into the Twentieth century
    6.  Give specifics characteristics of music from each period of study
    7.  Describe the roots, characteristics and different styles of jazz
    8.  Identify composers from each period and list pertinent characteristics
    9.  Identify musical examples from each period and give the composer for each musical example

  
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    MUS 104 - Fundamentals of Music


    This course is for those students having little or no prior knowledge of music theory but desiring to learn and explore the basic tools of music:  clefs, note names, scales, rhythm, intervals, key signatures, form and familiarity with the piano keyboard.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Objectives of the Course:

    1.  To introduce students the fundamental elements needed to write and perform music.
    2.  To develop a sensitivity and appreciation for the creation and analysis of music and how its tenets are grounded in form and structure.
    3.  To develop in students an understanding of how the algorithmic and affective dimensions of music are balanced when composers create meaningful works of art.

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Aurally distinguish the differences among various scales, keys and chords.
    2.  Aurally distinguish the differences between simple and compound meter.
    3.  Correctly identify the key names of the piano keyboard.
    4.  Identify and construct major and minor key signatures.
    5.  Correctly identify pitches in all of the commonly used clefs.
    6.  Construct and identify the basic intervals used in musical composition and performance.

  
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    MUS 105 - Music Theory I


    A beginning course in music theory, including the rudiments of music, harmonic analysis including inversions through the dominant seventh chord, passing tones and part writing in root position of all diatonic triads excluding the diminished chord.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Objectives to the course:

    1.  To develop upon music fundamentals learned in MUS 104 or through previous music study.
    2.  To introduce students to the process of composing and analyzing music.
    3.  To foster and build a love and appreciation of all musical genres.

     

    Learning Outcomes of the course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Visually and aurally distinguish between seven types of scales, Major and minor keys, and Major, minor, Augmented, and diminished triads.
    2.  Identify and build the seven different church modes.
    3.  Correctly build the Major and relative minor key signatures in the Circle of Fifths/Fourths.
    4.  Successfully identify the harmonic chords in both Major and minor keys.
    5.  Write a musical composition using and following all part-writing rules.

  
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    MUS 106 - Music Theory II


    Continuation of Music Theory I including part writing of all diatonic chords in first and second inversion, harmonic analysis of all non harmonic tones including inversions of the dominant seventh chord and transposition and scoring for brass instruments.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 105 Music Theory I

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Objectives to the course:

    1.  To develop upon topics learned in MUS 105 (Music Theory I).
    2.  To introduce students to the process of analyzing music for chord and non-chord tones, as well as cadences, and small form.
    3.  To foster and build a love and appreciation of all musical genres.

     

    Learning Outcomes of the course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Visually and aurally distinguish between all cadences and non-chord tones.
    2.  Construct and discuss the differences between small form types.
    3.  Correctly build seventh chords in both Major and minor keys.
    4.  Successfully analyze and compose counterpoint examples in First and Second species.
    5.  Write a musical composition using and following all part-writing rules while including non-chord tones, cadences, and seventh chords.

  
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    MUS 107 - Music Theory III


    Continuation of Music Theory II including writing and analysis of the dominant seventh chord, the diminished seventh chord, applied dominants, chromatic third relationships, modulation to related and foreign keys, mode mixture, Neopolitan 6th chord, Augmented Sixth chords, analysis of form including Sonata Form, Rondo, Theme and Variations and an introduction to Species Counterpoint.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 106 Music Theory II

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Objectives to the course:

    1.  To develop upon topics learned in MUS 106 (Music Theory II).
    2.  To introduce students to the process of analyzing and composing music with borrowed chords, mode mixture, and Neapolitan and Augmented Sixth chords.
    3.  To foster and build a love and appreciation of all musical genres.

     

    Learning Outcomes of the course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Visually and aurally distinguish between Neapolitan and all three types of Augmented Sixth chords.
    2.  Construct and discuss the differences between Italian, French, and German Augmented Sixth chords.
    3.  Correctly build secondary dominant and secondary leading time chords in both Major and minor keys.
    4.  Successfully analyze a piano sonata that includes mode mixture and borrowed chords.
    5.  Write a large musical composition using and following all part-writing rules while including non-chord tones, cadences, seventh chords, borrowed chords, Augmented Sixth and Neapolitan chords.

  
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    MUS 108 - History of Music: Renaissance to 1800


    Students will develop an understanding of music from the Middle Ages through 1800 A.D.  Active listening and discussion of the important historical and cultural influences and the development of music during the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Periods will be examined.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify essential elements of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Period styles.
    2.  Describe the transitions from each of those styles to the next.
    3.  Identify important composers and specific compositions representing all important genres.
    4.  Demonstrate the ability to apply that knowledge to any composition heard for the first time.

  
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    MUS 109 - Ragtime to rock: American Popular Music


    A survey of American popular music including folk songs, musical theater, jazz, country, rock, and bluegrass.  This course will familiarize the student with popular music which helped shape the American culture and reflect important social, historical and political events.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate a vocabulary for hearing, analyzing, and discussing any style of popular music.
    2.  Identify the origins and explain development of all major genres of popular music.
    3.  Recognize and describe cross-influences among those styles.
    4.  Explain the role of technology in the evolution of musical style and in the dissemination of music to the public.

  
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    MUS 111 - 19th Century Music


    Important musicians and musical styles of the Romantic Period.  Emphasis on developments in piano literature, the symphony orchestra and opera.  Listening to selected recordings and attendance at local concerts.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe the many aspects of Romanticism and their effect on compositional choice and style.
    2.  Identify the important movements and individual composers of the century and the contributions of each to stylistic progress.
    3.  Identify representative compositions and develop the ability to hear similar characteristics in any music from the period.

  
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    MUS 112 - 20th Century Music


    Important musicians and musical styles of the 20th century.  Emphasis on the trends and development of music in America.  Leading European composers.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 101 Introduction to Music or consent of instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe the transition out of a Romanticism-based aesthetic into a wider range of styles and motivations.
    2.  Identify important composers, and the aesthetic point of view they illustrate.
    3.  Identify representative compositions and the stylistic movements they exemplify.

  
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    MUS 113 - Spirituals to Hip Hop: American Music of the African Diaspora


    This course is an introduction to the history of the musics of the African diaspora.  It is designed to introduce students to tools for critical listening and concepts for study, applied to the rich and multifaceted musical cultures of black Americans.  We will examine the contributions of musicians of African descent to western art music as interpreters and creators, as well as to the genres of ragtime, blues, jazz, gospel, soul, R&B, disco, hip-hop and rap.  We will focus on the musical forms, content, and styles of these repertoires, and locate them in their historical, political, and cultural contexts.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the significant time periods in African-American music history, from its earliest days to present.
    2. Identify and describe the various genres, performers, and creators of African-American music.
    3. Define the musical structures and forms of popular musical styles pioneered by black musicians and composers.
    4. Distinguish the characteristics of the black music across genres.
    5. Communicate about, reflect upon, and reason about the contributions to national and international culture made by diverse Americans.


  
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    MUS 114 - History of Opera


    A survey of the various styles of opera from the 17th through the 20th centuries.  Emphasis on the works of master composers - Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi and Wagner; impact of opera on music history; social and cultural contents of opera.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 101 or permission of instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Recall and be knowledgeable of great operas and arias from repertoir of Opera Seria of Baroque Period, Opera Buffa and Singspiel of the Classical Period, the golden age of opera in the Romantic Period, as well as masterworks and current operas of the 20th Century.
    2.  Demonstrate knowledge of the operas of Caccini, Monteverdi, Purcell, Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Bizet, Gounod, Wagner, Strauss, as well as current composers.

  
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    MUS 115 - Ear Training I


    Aural training in melodic dictation and sight singing in two clefs.  Also, discrimination of intervals needed to sight read music.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Sing simple major and minor songs using standard solfegge techniques.
    2.  Sing major and minor triads, major and minor intervals of Major 2-aPerfect 5th, as well as major scales, and minor scales including natural, harmonic, and melodic minor.
    3.  Write four measure, two-part examples of melodic dictation, and simple 4 measure examples of rhythmic dictation.

  
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    MUS 116 - Ear Training II


    A continuation of MUS 115 Ear Training I.  Emphasizes dictation in two parts in various clefs and further develops interval and rhythmic discrimination.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 115 Ear Training I

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Sing medium level major and minor songs using standard solfegge techniques.
    2.  Sing and master singing in alto and other clefs.
    3.  Sing and identify intervals of major 6ths, 7ths, and tri-tones, and be able to sight sing using kodaly hand signals.
    4.  Sing various levels of chord progressions and be able to write Soprano/Alto/Bass examples of melodic dictation.
    5.  Master four measure examples of rhythmic dictation.

  
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    MUS 117 - Ear Training III


    A continuation of MUS 116 Ear Training II.  Will stress the development of dictation in three parts, modulation, and sightsinging.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 116 Ear Training II

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Sing and identify all intervals.
    2.  Sing more advanced musical examples employing modulation.
    3.  Sing advanced chord progressions, as well as chords in root, first, and second inversions.
    4.  Write four measure soprano/alto/tenor/bass examples, as well as four measure rhythmic dictation employing syncopation.

  
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    MUS 120 - Piano Class I


    Group piano lessons are given which will allow students the opportunity to develop basic piano skills and develop proper technique on the instrument.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Studio Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Play an elementary to a late elementary piano solo.
    2.  Play Beginning scales, chords, arpeggio's.
    3.  Sight read at an elementary level.
    4.  Play from a beginning lead sheet.

  
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    MUS 121 - Piano Class II


    This course is a continuation of Piano Class I and further develops the necessary piano skills required to perform elementary to intermediate piano literature.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 120 Piano Class I

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Studio Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Play an intermediate to a late intermediate piano solo.
    2.  Play 12 major scales, chords and arpeggio's.
    3.  Sight read at an intermediate level.
    4.  Harmonize melodies with I, IV, V, I.
    5.  Transpose short excerpts at the elementary level.
    6.  Play from a lead sheet.

  
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    MUS 160 - Sound Engineering I


    An introduction to the basic principles of acoustics, mixer formats, patch bays, decibels, equalization, reverberation, tape recorders, mixing consoles, microphones, and tape editing.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Studio Hours, 2 Lecture Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Recognize different types of mics and understand their application in a recording studio.
    2.  Mic up individual instruments, including an acousic drum set.
    3.  Demonstrate aspects of digital audio, such as sampling rate, bit depth, and dither.
    4.  Use Pro Tools software to setup sessions, assign inputs and outputs, create tracks, set tempos and record audio.
    5.  Prepare and edit tracks for mixing.
    6.  Illustrate the basics of signal processing.

  
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    MUS 161 - Sound Engineering II


    An introduction to MIDI systems and applications.  Students will develop an understanding of the history and evolution of MIDI, as well as the hardware requirements involving channels and modes.  Implementation of MIDI applications in the studio environment using the KORG Triton keyboard is explored.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 160 Sound Engineering I

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Studio Hours, 2 Lecture Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Use MIDI in a recording session.
    2.  Use MIDI for production with Reason 8 and Pro Tools.
    3.  Edit multi-track recordings in preparation for mixing.
    4.  Mix multi-track sessions.
    5.  Apply signal processing and time-based effects to mixes.

  
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    MUS 170 - Music and Computers


    A hands-on introduction to how computers assist in music notation, music sequencing, and MIDI data entry.  Topics include: audio synthesis, midi and audio editing, audio recording, creating a publisher ready score and Finale note entry and sequencing.  A strong understanding of music notation is required.  Music Theory I is recommended but not necessary.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Discuss different ways musicians use computers as a music production tool including the preparations required by the musician and specific minimum configurations required from a computer before it can be used for various purposes.
    2.  Complete a paper comparing different software programs and explain which one would meet their musical needs and how they would guide others.
    3.  Use a computer to create complex sheet music involving time signature changes, changes in modality, use of various notation alternatives such as rhythmic notation and accurately making use of articulations, expressions, lyrics and interpretive features used in the professional publishing of sheet music and scores. (This is a writing component using notation software, FINALE-2012).
    4.  Use ProTools to create a basic audio project using audio interface, a MIDI interface and basic signal routing within the ProTools environment.
    5.  Discuss various resources professional musicians currently use to share and continue to expand their skill with music software to continue their self-learning.

  
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    MUS 180 - Jazz Improvisation


    Basic concepts of soloing in the jazz idiom for instrumentalists.  Teach students to interpret chord symbols and understand the sounds that they represent in a meaningful way to create a jazz solo with their instrument.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 105 Music Theory I or permission of instructor; May be repeated for credit once

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Studio Hours
    Note
    Attendance at jazz concerts required.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Construct a solo in the jazz style.
    2.  Employ digital playing over chord changes.
    3.  Utilize modes in soloing.
    4.  Demonstrate chord extensions and altered chords in their soloing.
    5.  Perform five jazz "standards" from memory.
    6.  Integrate the blues form and style into soloing.
    7.  Demonstrate "turn arounds" in their playing.
    8.  Plan the creation of a solo as it relates to range and rhythmic intensity.

  
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    MUS 183 - Lead and Blues Guitar Playing


    Guitarists are presented with techniques for soloing within the "blues" style.  Various scales, modes, arpeggios, and chording techniques are applied to the basic "blues" chord progression as soloing concepts are developed.  Guitarists should be intermediate players and have a fundamental knowledge of music theory.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours; 2 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Perform the "blues scale" in all keys.
    2.  Construct a solo based on the "pentatonic scales."
    3.  Demonstrate "blues licks."
    4.  Perform "blues chords" in any key.
    5.  Perform chord substitutions.
    6.  Demonstrate the diminished scale and whole tone scales.
    7.  Play a solo using the seven ancient church modes.

  
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    MUS 184 - Songwriting


    An introduction to the process of creating and marketing an original song that is suitable for recording and publication.  Topics include: chord progressions, hooks, style, form, melody, introductions and endings, demos, copyright, marketing and music publishing.  Music Theory I is highly recommended for this course but not necessary if a student has a basic understanding of music fundamentals.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Write a song suitable for recording.
    2.  Negotiate the selling and promotion of copyrighted music.
    3.  Record a rough demo of their music.

  
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    MUS 185 - Beginning Guitar


    Emphasis on Music Fundamentals, scales, chords, reading rhythms and learning to accompany singers.  Students must own their own instruments.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Play at least fifteen different chords.
    2.  Read basic musical rhythms in treble clef.
    3.  Demonstrate correct picking and fingering techniques.
    4.  Discuss and demonstrate chord and scale theory.

  
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    MUS 186 - Guitar Ensemble


    Provide students the opportunity to perform music for the guitar in a group setting.  Emphasis will be on group and individual playing.  The music played will be chosen with respect to the historical literature available.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    3 Studio Hours
    Note
    May be repeated for credit 3 times.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Have participated in a concert that demonstrates their abilities to rehearse, analyze and perform music indigenous to the guitar ensemble repetoire.

  
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    MUS 187 - The Guitar: Its History and Music


    The development of the physical and musical history of the instrument is presented through live performances and recordings.  The history of the guitar and its importance relative to composers and performers throughout music history will be identified.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify the development of stylistic guitar techniques beginning with the sixteenth century.
    2.  Demonstrate and discuss various tunings and stringings.
    3.  Identify recognized contemporary performers in varying styles.
    4.  Correctly place the guitar's musical literature within the defined epochs of music history.

  
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    MUS 188 - Practical Music Theory for the Performing Musician


    Designed to help the novice performer of music understand key signatures, scales, rhythms, chords, form intervals, transposition, notation and sight reading.  Emphasis on fundamentals of music and practical application of what is learned.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Construct and identify the various fundamental elements of music listed in the course description.
    2.  Demonstrate the application of the course material through the critical analysis of musical compositions and popular songs.

  
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    MUS 189 - Flute Ensemble


    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Studio Hours
    Note
    May be repeated 3 times for credit.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Participate in a concert that demonstrates their abilities to rehearse, analyze and perform music indigenous to the flute repetoire.

  
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    MUS 190 - The College Choir


    Students who sing in the College Choir receive one credit per semester.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    3 Studio Hours
    Note
    (May be repeated 3 times for credit)

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate correct breath support.
    2.  Demonstrate enhanced sight-reading skills.
    3.  Demonstrate the identification of music from various historical eras.
    4.  Demonstrate correct performance practice of various styles of vocal masterpieces spanning the Rennaissance through the Twentieth Century.

  
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    MUS 191 - Music Performance


    Students develop basic performance and musicianship skills by participating in recitals, concerts or approved music classes associated with SUNY Broome Community College's Music Performance groups and music program.

    Credits: 1
    Note
    May be repeated 3 times for credit.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Have been involved in an approved community-based musical ensemble that will have further developed their performance abilities in either vocal or instrumental music.

  
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    MUS 192 - Woodwind Ensemble


    Credits: 1
    Note
    May be repeated 3 times.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Have participated in a concert that demonstrates their abilities to rehearse, analyze and perform music indigenous to the woodwind repetoire.

  
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    MUS 193 - Brass Ensemble


    Credits: 1
    Note
    May be repeated 3 times.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Have participated in a concert that demonstrates their abilities to rehearse, analyze and perform music indiginous to the brass repetoire.

  
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    MUS 194 - Voice Class I


    Provides any student the opportunity to learn correct vocal production, breath control, diction, articulation and musical interpretation of art songs.  Emphasis is on tonal production and group and individual singing.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Sing simple class songs, as well as a more advanced solo song/aria employing standard techniques for good vocal production.
    2.  Sing with proper breath support, and will demonstrate frontal and pharyngeal resonance, proper diction, and vowel equalization.
    3.  Sing songs or arias with an understanding of proper vocal pedagogy.

  
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    MUS 195 - Jazz Ensemble


    By audition only.

    Credits: 1
    Note
    May be repeated 3 times.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Have participated in a concert that demonstrates their abilities to rehearse, analyze and perform music indiginous to the big band jazz repetoire.

  
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    MUS 196 - String Ensemble


    (Not for guitarist)

    Credits: 1
    Note
    May be repeated 3 times.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Have participated in a concert that demonstrates their abilities to rehearse, analyze and perform music indiginous to the string repetoire.

  
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    MUS 197 - Applied Music I


    For students in their first semester.  To enable instrumental and vocal students to study privately with a teacher and develop their musical performance abilities.  Not a course for beginners.  A minimum of 12 lessons required per semester.  Cost of lessons is included in SUNY Broome tuition if student qualify for financial aid.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate freshman level performance skills and techniques in their respective applied area (voice or instrumental) that meet, or exceed the requirements established at transfer institutions.

  
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    MUS 198 - Applied Music II


    Continuation of MUS 197 Applied Music I, for second semester students.  A minimum of 12 lessons required per semester and continued musical growth and maturity in solo and ensemble performance is expected.  Cost of lessons is included in SUNY Broome tuition if the student qualifies for financial aid.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 197 Applied Music I

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate freshman level (second semester) vocal or instrumental performance skills and techniques in their respective applied areas that meet, or exceed the requirements established at various transfer institutions.

  
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    MUS 199 - Intermediate Guitar


    Continuation of beginning guitar.  Emphasis on picking techniques, fingerings, chords, music readings and performance.  There will also be a greater emphasis on technique.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 185 Beginning Guitar

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Play movable chord shapes along the neck.
    2.  Read and perform treble clef melodies along the neck.
    3.  Read complex musical rhythms in treble clef.
    4.  Demonstrate advanced flatpicking and fingerstyle techniques.
    5.  Discuss and demonstrate chord and scale theory in relation to rock, blues, jazz, and classical styles.

  
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    MUS 201 - College Band


    College band is required of all woodwind, brass and percussion majors and open to the campus community.  The band performs two major concerts during the year as well as providing music for various college functions.  Membership is by audition.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    3 Studio Hours
    Note
    May be repeated three times.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Have participated in a concert that demonstrates their abilities to rehearse, analyze and perform music indigenous to the concert band repetoire.

  
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    MUS 260 - Sound Engineering III


    This course is part three of the four-semester sequence in Sound Engineering.  Introduction to the techniques of engineering and supervising a recording session using the Pro Tools sound recording system is presented.  The course focuses on how to:  organize a recording session, record midi data, produce a song and/or sound track, organize a session and integrate proper effects into recording projects.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  MUS 160 Sound Engineering I and MUS 161 Sound Engineering II

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Track and edit full band sessions.
    2.  Implement advanced mixing techniques.
    3.  Mastering audio tracks and prepare them for replication.
    4.  Demonstrate different roles in the recording studio, such as an engineer and a producer.
    5.  Incorporate advanced Pro Tools techniques in the studio and during mixing.
    6.  Integrate reason 8 using rewire in Pro Tools.

  
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    MUS 261 - Sound Engineering IV


    This course is part four of the four-semester sequence in Sound Engineering.  Students are instructed in the techniques of engineering and supervising recording sessions involving large and small music ensembles of varying musical genres.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 260 Sound Engineering III

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate how to record small and large musical ensembles.
    2.  Recognize the different requirements needed to record various styles of music such as classical, rock, jazz and folk.
    3.  Use advanced production, editing and recording techniques with the Pro Tools system.
    4.  Arrange, produce and mix an independently recorded project.

  
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    MUS 290 - Chamber Singers


    Chamber Singers is a select vocal ensemble of twelve to twenty-four singers performing choral masterpieces from all periods of music, including madrigals, spirituals, jazz arrangements, twentieth-century choral music, and contemporary choral music.  Utilizing small ensemble techniques, the group performs a cappella and accompanied music in concerts at high schools, nursing homes, churches, and service organizations in and around the local area.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Corequisite:  MUS 190 The College Choir

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Sight read simple and complex music using the solfege sight-reading system.
    2.  Have mastered the rules of correct diction while singing in several languages, including Latin, French, Italian, German, and English.
    3.  Identify stylistic differences among works from all musical periods, including Renaissance madrigals, traditional folk music, American spirituals, twentieth-century choral music, and contemporary choral music.
    4.  Incorporate correct small ensemble techniques into their singing of a cappella and accompanied music.
    5.  Practice proper breath support and correct vocal techniques in choral singing.

  
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    MUS 294 - Voice Class II


    Continuation of Voice Class I and for students who have performed in high school musicals, chorus and/ or those who have studied privately.  This is a group situation in which vocal literature appropriate to individual and group singing will be sung.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 194 Voice Class I or permission of instructor

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Continue to sing moderately complex class songs as well as a more advanced solo song/aria employing standard techniques for good vocal production.
    2.  Demonstrate singing with proper breath support, and will demonstrate frontal and pharyngeal resonance, proper diction, and vowel equalization.
    3.  Continue to sing more advanced songs or arias with an understanding of proper vocal pedagogy.

  
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    MUS 295 - Special Topics in Music


    No previous musical training or experience in improvisation is necessary for this class in improvisation.  All you need to bring to class is the willingness to sing or play, and to listen and comment respectfully.

    Students will learn to improvise through experience:  playing, singing, and actively listening.  There will be a minimum of discussion.  The goal is to learn natural self expression and creativity using spontaneous music making in solo, small ensemble and whole group settings.

    We hope by class's end you will solo boldly, support sensitivity, make constructive contributions through silence, and develop a repertoire of contrasting sounds and styles.

    Credits: 1-3
    Hours
    1-3 Class Hours; 1-3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Collaborate in group improvisations.
    2.  Demonstrate the ability to give useful an constructive feedback to peers.
    3.  Demonstrate skills in solo improvisation.
    4.  Individually design and develop a final improvisation project.

  
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    MUS 296 - Internship


    An internship for individual students with local arts, educational, or business organizations.  The students will gain professional work experience in preparation for careers related to music.  Students will work under the supervision of a faculty member and keep a journal of tasks completed at their internship site.

    Credits: 1-3 Variable
    Hours
    3-9
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Integrate their experience with the workings of arts/business/educational organizations into developing a larger perspective of their chosen area of music.
    2.  Apply the knowledge gained within a particular field related to their career path.
    3.  Learn to budget time in relation to required tasks.
    4.  Establish a network of contacts in their chosen area.
    5.  Develop a list of references for future employment.

  
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    MUS 297 - Applied Music III


    Continuation of MUS 198 Applied Music II, for third semester students.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 198 Applied Music II

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate sophomore level (first semester) vocal or instrumental performance skills and techniques in their respective applied areas that meet or exceed the requirements established at various transfer institutions.

  
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    MUS 298 - Applied Music IV


    Continuation of MUS 197 Applied Music III, for fourth semester students.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 297 Applied Music III

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate sophomore level (second semester) vocal or instrumental performance skills and techniques in their respective applied areas that meet or exceed the requirements established at various transfer institutions.

  
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    MUS 299 - Independent Study: Music


    An individual student project concerned with advanced work in a specific area of music.  Conducted under the direction of a faculty member, independent study is concerned with material beyond the scope and depth of the ordinary course.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  3 semester hours of college level work in music

    Credits: (1-3)
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Dependent on the specific approved activity.

  
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    PED 100 - Archery


    Fundamentals of shooting - seven-step approach.  Proper target shooting technique and form stressed.

    Credits: (1/2)
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 11 Laboratory Hours per semester
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify and execute with proficiency the seven steps of shooting the bow and arrow.  This includes the following steps: stance, draw, anchor, aim, release, follow through and after-hold.
    2.  Recognize and name the parts of the bow, arrow and target.
    3.  Recognize and apply the basic safety procedures when shooting the bow.
    4.  Demonstrate minimal levels of accuracy when shooting the bow at 11, 13, 15, and 18 yard distances.

  
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    PED 103 - Backpacking (CV)


    A series of laboratories and lectures culminating in a four-day mandatory backpacking trip.  Students learn to select, care for, and properly use the essential equipment, as well as some low-cost alternatives to expensive items.  The stress is on safety and low ecological impact camping.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    15 Class Hours, 15 Laboratory Hours per half semester
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    After successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Have knowledge of the fundamental skills and techniques of basic outdoor skills, to be able to safely navigate back country conditions.
    2. Have proficiency in execution of the skills covered.
    3. Have a positive change in the personal fitness as it relates to components such as cardiovascular and muscular endurance.
    4. Have an understanding of the history, etiquette, strategies, current research and safety associated with backpacking.
    5. Evaluate the conditions necessary for safe wilderness preparedness, choose appropriate equipment, and plan a hiking trip and take it.
    6. Minimize the impact on natural environment while hiking and understand and articulate the concepts of sustainability.


  
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    PED 106 - Badminton (CV)


    Instruction and practice in the various strokes.  Rules, terminology and equipment.  Strategy for singles and doubles.

    Credits: (1/2)
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 11 Laboratory Hours per half semester
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Recognize and identify the five basic shots in the game of badminton.
    2. Demonstrate the five basic shots in the game of badminton.
    3. Have an understanding of the rules and scoring of a badminton game.
    4. Identity and execute the two basic service strokes/Drop and High clear.
    5. Have an appreciation of badminton as a game that allows for a wide range of expertise and conditioning, from leisurely played in back yard game to a highly competitive athletic event.


  
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    PED 107 - Ballet I (CV)


    Beginning Ballet will introduce students to the basic elements of classical ballet in ballet technique classes.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours, 22 Laboratory Hours
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Increase body awareness through skills in ballet technique.
    2. Recognize and utilize beginning ballet vocabulary and terminology.
    3. Understand the relationship between the personal dance experience and dance as a performing art form.


  
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    PED 108 - Ballet II (CV)


    This intermediate course is designed to enhance students' proficiency in classical ballet technique through the execution of dance and choreographic skills.  Students with previous formal ballet training should enroll directly into PED 108 Ballet II.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Previous dance experience with some knowledge of ballet techniques

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours, 22 Laboratory Hours
    Note
    CV = Cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Recognize, demonstrate, and discuss the fundamentals of intermediate ballet technique.
    2.  Identify the tools necessary to plan a beginning ballet class.
    3.  Demonstrate coordination skills gained through the execution and repetition of exercises.
    4.  Show a heightened body awareness developed during their final project.

  
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    PED 110 - Basic Ice Skating (CV)


    A course in basic ice skating technique that moves from less difficult to more difficult performance skating sequences.  Students will undergo an assessment of skills at the beginning of the course and will be given instructions and practice time for improvement of skills.  Speed of performance as well as execution will be stressed.  Will fulfill the C-V requirement.  Students will need to bring skates or rent them from the BCC Rink where the course is taught.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours, 22 Job Hours, 1 Credit
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify the wellness benefits of this life-time recreational activity.
    2. Execute basic ice skating skills.
    3. Develop proper body alignment and posture.
    4. Recognize ice skating terminology.
    5. Identify safety concerns regarding ice skating.
    6. Demonstrate basic care and use of equipment.


  
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    PED 113 - Lifeguard Training


    Provides the necessary minimum skills to become certified as a lifeguard by the American Red Cross.  Introduction to lifeguard procedures, supervision, rescue techniques, swimming skills, facilities, and spinal injury management.  Provides practice of water skills, rescue techniques, swimming speed and conditioning.  For lifeguard certification by the American Red Cross, students must meet skill and time requirements and pass a written final exam.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Ability to swim 500 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:  200 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing propellant kick, 100 yards of breaststroke; 200 yards of front crawl or breaststroke using rhythmic breathing (may be a mixture of front crawl and breaststroke); ability to swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of seven to ten feet, retrieve a 10 lb. object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards to the starting point with the object.

    Note:  Adult CPR and standard first-aid are additional requirements for certification by the American Red Cross and are not included in this course.  These courses must be completed before the end of the term, for Red Cross lifeguard training certification to be completed.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Become a certified Lifeguard with the American Red Cross.
    2.  Hold current certification in Adult CPR and standard First-Aid.
    3.  Successfully pass water and written final exam in Lifeguard training.

  
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    PED 118 - Solutions in Fitness and Wellness


    Students participate in an individualized fitness program.  Each student will be tested for fitness levels in cardio-respiratory, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.  Results of the profile will help determine a workout routine for classroom activity.  Discussions on chapter topics (including Wellness topics) and tests will assist students in making healthy lifestyle choices.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours, 22 Studio Hours
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Know and understand the 5 components of fitness.
    2.  Develop the skills and knowledge to pass a selective physical fitness test.
    3.  Demonstrate improvement in at least one weakness as defined in the pre-assessment profile.
    4.  Recognize and apply the fitness principles as it relates to the improvement or maintenance of one's overall health and wellbeing.

     

  
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    PED 119 - Solutions in Fitness and Wellness


    Students participate in an individualized fitness program.  Each student will be tested for fitness levels in cardio-respiratory, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.  Results of the profile will help determine a workout routine for classroom activity.  Discussions on chapter topics (including Wellness components) and tests will assist students in making healthy lifestyle choices.  PED 119 has one more hour of activity than PED 118, and more emphasis on taking command by making healthy decisions about workouts.  There is usually an improvement grade built in for motivational purposes.

    Credits: 1.50
    Hours
    12 Class Hours, 33 Studio Hours
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Know and understand the 5 components of fitness.
    2.  Develop the skills and knowledge to pass a selective physical fitness test.
    3.  Demonstrate improvement in at least one weakness as defined in the pre-assessment profile.
    4.  Recognize and apply the fitness principles as it relates to the improvement or maintenance of one's overall health and wellbeing.

     

  
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    PED 120 - Foundations of Exercise


    A Lab/Lecture course designed for students interested in a career in exercise supervision and instruction.  The many components of Fitness will be thoroughly discussed in relationship to health, wellness, and athletic attributes.  Students will learn the principles of exercise (Overload Principle) and apply them in a safe and healthy manner.  Each student will lead the rest of the class in a activity that will lead to improvement in some aspect of fitness, with evaluation of the exercise a main focus.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify and describe the components that comprise physical fitness.
    2.  Demonstrate and apply the overload principle to each of the fitness elements.
    3.  Lead a group through an exercise session - Warm-up; Cool down.
    4.  Analyze a fitness program, device, or individual exercise to determine its worthiness of its intended purpose.

 

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