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LAW 299  Independent Study: Paralegal An individual student project in paralegal studies which is beyond the scope or requirements of the courses offered by the program. Conducted under the direction of a faculty member or attorney, and approved by the program coordinator.
Prerequisite Corequisite Prerequisite: LAW 110 Survey of Paralegalism, plus at least 3 credits LAW 200 level or higher
Credits: (13) Course Profile Learning Outcomes for this Course:
 The learning outcomes for this course will vary, depending on the material being covered
 In each case the student will be able to demonstrate successful completion of the learning activities specified in the Independent Study Contract.























































LTR 092  Academic Literacy A content literacy course providing instruction and practice in reading and writing comprehension strategies, with an emphasis on critical thinking.
Credits: 4 Hours 4 Class Hours Course Profile Course Objectives:
 To provide students with reading and writing comprehension strategies using a wide variety of content rich material.
 To broaden students’ understanding of the mutual/ beneficial relationships between reading comprehension and appropriate written response.
 To engage students in the evaluation of multiple literacies, thereby enhancing critical thinking capabilities.
 To heighten students’ metacognitive awareness, promote selfregulation and enhance comprehension strategies.



















MAT 119  Mathematics for Elementary Education I An exploration of order of operations, indepth work with fractions  visually, computationally, conceptually; graphing lines, visual display of data using graphs; measures of central tendency, geometry of polygons and circles, perimeter, area, volume, and surface area of solids. Students are expected to explain the material as though to a target audience. Course uses collaborative learning extensively, along with individual projects. Intended only for Elementary education majors. This course requires MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent background knowledge.
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:
 Add, subtract, multiply, divide rational numbers, and explain why the basic arithmetic operations of fractions work.
 Evaluate arithmetic expressions according to the algebraic hierarchy.
 Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials.
 Solve equations of a single variable.
 Define and graph a linear function of a single variable.
 Identify, interpret, and discuss line charts, bar charts, line graphs, and pie charts.
 Construct line charts, line graphs, and bar charts.
 Relate a shape to its place in the geometric hierarchy.
 Identify various quadrilaterals and triangles.
 Use formulas to calculate the perimeter and area of various polygons.
 Use formulas to calculate the circumference and area of a circle.
 Use the Pythagorean Theorem.
 Calculate the perimeter of simple and compound planar regions.
 Use formulas to calculate the surface area and volume of a cone, a cylinder, a prism and a sphere.
 Calculate the volume and surface area of simple and compound solids.
 Solve application problems involving area, perimeter, surface area and volume.
 Calculate the mean, weighted mean, median, and mode and recognize the appropriate use of same to help describe a data set.
 Complete and present projects.
 Participate in cooperative learning activities.
This course prepares students to meet the Mathematics General Education requirement.
In context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
 Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
 Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically or verbally as appropriate.
 Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.



MAT 120  Mathematics for Elementary Education II Simple probability, odds, geometric transformations including understanding symmetry and tilings; patterns and sequences; function transformations (including quadratic, exponential, sine); right triangle trigonometry. Students are expected to explain the material as though to a target audience. Course uses collaborative learning extensively, along with individual projects. Intended only for Elementary education majors. (Writing Emphasis Course)
Prerequisite Corequisite Prerequisite: MAT 119 Mathematics for Elementary Education I and 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 should be able to:
 Calculate simple theoretical and experimental probabilities.
 Calculate compound theoretical and experimental probabilities using trees and multiplication principle.
 Determine odds.
 Calculate expected value.
 Write recursion formulas and explicit formulas for various sequences.
 Recognize and write recursive and explicit formulas for arithmetic, geometric, Fibonacci and, optionally, polygonal umber sequences.
 Tile a plane using various combinations of regular polygons.
 Identify various types of plane tilings.
 Identify symmetry in a pattern.
 Build designs with pattern blocks.
 Evaluate functions of one or several variables.
 Review solving equations of a single variable.
 Recognize and appropriately use degree and radian measure.
 Solve applications using right triangle trigonometry.
 Recognize the graphs of the sine, logarithmic, exponential, and quadratic curves.
 Calculate angles using inverse trigonometric functions.
 Algebraically solve equations in a single variable, including sine and exponential curves.
 Recognize applications of sine, logarithmic, exponential, and quadratic curves.
 Complete writing assignments.
 Conduct research using professional journals and the Internet.
 Complete and present projects.
 Participate in cooperative learning activities.
This course prepares students to meet the Mathematics General Education requirement.
In context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
 Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
 Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
 Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.









MAT 133  College Algebra for Business This course provides the Business, or other nonSTEM student, with basic algebraic concepts necessary to continue in nonSTEM related mathematics courses. Topics include algebraic operations on expressions involving polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; graphing linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions by hand; using technology for transformations of above functions; using technology for linear, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic regression; theory and applications of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; solving polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic equations. The use of graphing calculators is an integral part of the course; their use throughout the course will facilitate understanding of salient concepts.
This course may not be used as a substitute for MAT 136 or any major requiring MAT 136 as a prerequisite. This course requires MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry, or equivalent background knowledge.
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:
 Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
 Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate.
 Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.

































































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



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





MET 254W  Materials Science for Technologists Course includes overview of engineering materials with emphasis on nonmetallic materials. Atomic bonding, crystalline and noncrystalline 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:
 Understand the compositionstructureprocessingproperties relationship of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites.
 Know the structural makeup of individual atoms and be able to predict the predominant bond type.
 Define the atomic arrangement of crystalline material and understand the importance of crystal imperfections.
 Have the ability to interpret isomorphous, eutectic, and eutectoid phase diagrams.
 Understand the statistical nature of brittle failure in ceramics.
 Describe the structural response of polymers and FRP’s to applied stresses.
 Have produced clear, concise, and accurate lab reports.
 Have completed a research paper on a materials topic and have delivered an oral report.





MET 298  Cooperative Work Experience Onthejob 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). Onthejob experience approximately 1020 hours per week.
Prerequisite Corequisite Prerequisite: Placement by Department Chairperson
Credits: 1 Hours 1020 hours per week Course Profile Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
 Have an understanding of their field of engineering technology.
 Have experience directly related to their field of study.
 Have onthejob experience and have earned some money.














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