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Child Development -

ECE1020__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Guidance Alternatives for Young Children

The main focus of this course is to identify positive developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) discipline and redirection of children birth through age eight years. Guidance skills; observation tools; and techniques of redirecting behavior will be explored. Children’s traumas, fears, and negative environmental issues will be identified and assessed. The prosocial environment will be identified through the utilization of observation in a Developmentally Appropriate (DAP) environment. Five (5) hours of required observations is assigned throughout the semester. NOTE: Assigned artifacts reflecting the core competencies will be collected for the capstone course.

 ECE1040__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Early Childhood Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Focus on young children’s (age birth through five (5) years) healthy environment. The child’s environment includes all aspects that effect the child’s health, safety and nutrition. National Health Standards are used to plan the child’s healthy environment. Learning concepts are based on the response to the standards in an effort to provide an optimal learning environment for the young child. The healthy learning environment and record keeping techniques required for state licensing will be identified through the utilization of observation in a Developmentally Appropriate (DAP) environment. Five (5) hours of required observations are assigned throughout the semester. NOTE: Assigned artifacts reflecting the core competencies will be collected for the capstone course.

 ECE1060__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Child Development Associate Credential Prep

Focuses on final preparation for the nationally accredited Child Development Associate credential. Students that have completed three courses: ECE1040 Health Safety and Nutrition, ECE1020 Guiding Alternatives for Young Children, and ECE1000 Introduction to Early Childhood Education, and met all CDA competency standards including a resource collection of required artifacts in all three courses, will begin to build the professional resource collection that exemplifies CDA standards. Coursework also includes writing competency standards required in the CDA 2.0. The student will complete the CDA 2.0 application to the Council for Professional Development. The Professional Development specialist will conduct final observations and evaluations of the student in the student’s child care setting. In addition, the student will provide feedback opportunities for parents in the program. The last step to credentialing is the written test. It will be taken on campus through online testing PearsonVue.

ECE2120__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs

Focuses on the learning differences in the children birth to age five (5). Special need programs and resources will be identified to assist teachers, parents, and children in order to assist in the understanding and resources available for future success of the child. The methods and materials used for early identification, intervention and inclusion of infants, toddlers and preschoolers will be explored. Cultural diversity will also be emphasized in order to gain understanding of different family values and expectations. Family and professional collaboration will be explored to address the impact of the special needs child on the family. Modifications of environments will be identified through the utilization of observation in a Developmentally Appropriate (DAP) environment. Two hours of required observations is assigned throughout the semester. NOTE: Assigned artifacts reflecting the core competencies will be collected for the capstone course.

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Electrical/Electronics Technology -

EEE1500__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Basic Electronics

A study of basic electronic theory. OHM’s Law as applied to D. C. and A. C, series and parallel resistance, inductance and capacitance circuits.

 EEE1550__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Electrical Systems

An introductory study of basic alternating current theory, emphasizing voltage, reactance, resonance, single and three phase power, and network analysis.

 EEE1580__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Practical Electronics I

Prerequisite: EEE1500 or instructor consent.

A combination lecture/laboratory course covering basic electrical/electronic fundamentals and the proper use of electronic test equipment. Includes a study of inductance, capacitance, resonant circuits, motors and generators with hands-on laboratory experience.

 EEE1600__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Practical Electronics II

Prerequisite: EEE1580 or instructor consent.

A continuation of EEE1580, this course covers more complex circuits and applications of solid state devices including transistors. Integrated circuit, OP-AMP’s, SCR’s multivibrators, timing circuits and logic circuits.

 EEE1710__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

National Electric Code

Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

Designed to update electrical workers and electricians with the ever changing National Electrical Code.

 EEE1970__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Programmable Logic Controllers

Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

Offers a learning opportunity that covers a wide range of the applications of electronics in the fields of automation and fluid power control. Programmable logic controllers are the brains controlling the majority of current automation.

EEE2020__________________ (2-2) 2 cr. hrs.

Basic Soldering Techniques

Students will receive instruction and training in electronic soldering and wire wrapping techniques and in applying these skills in the repair of printed circuits, hard wired circuits.

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Health -

HLT2350__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Medical Terminology I and Introduction to Pathology

Prerequisite: ACT reading score of 13 or Compass reading score of 60.

A study of work analysis of medical terms. The general structure and function of body systems and some common pathological conditions will be covered.

HLT2360__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Medical Terminology II

Prerequisite: HLT2350.

Continuation of HLT2350. Consists of individualized instruction to increase the working knowledge of medical terminology.

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Horticulture -  

HRT1010__________________ (5-0) 5 cr. hrs.

Introduction to Horticulture (Fall)

Designed to explore the basic principles of horticulture and methods of practical application of these principles. Subjects such as plant propagation, taxonomy, and growth and development are presented in a comprehensive yet understandable manner. Includes land and greenhouse applications.

HRT1070__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Plant Propagation (Spring)

An introduction to common methods of commercial plant reproduction including seeds, cuttings, layering, grafting, and division. Makes use of the greenhouse propagation facilities.

HRT2092__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Landscape Design

A detailed study of the functional uses of ornamental plans.  Landscape design is explored with concern for design development, site analysis, plant graphics lettering and computer aided design. The principles and elements of design are stressed to create pleasing functional designs.

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Management –

MGT1550_________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Marketing

A study of the decision areas involved in providing consumers with goods and services. Topics include product decisions, branding, packaging, consumer motivation, consumer characteristics, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Students develop a hands-on understanding of marketing and current industry trends through real world projects and assignments.

MGT1800_________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Business Mathematics

Prerequisite: A minimum ACT score of 15, a minimum Compass Algebra score of 23, or a “C” or better in MAT0900.

The application of basic mathematics to business transactions. Problems in buying, selling, interest, installment payments, insurance, commissions, taxes, depreciation and payroll are emphasized.

MGT2030_________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Advertising and Sales Promotion

A study of the marketing activities that stimulate consumer and organizational purchasing. Students will develop and present effective advertising layouts and sales campaigns using various strategies and media.

MGT2660_________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Supervision: Middle Management

A practical course in supervision giving the students an opportunity to upgrade skills in understanding people, planning, personnel supervision, giving and taking orders, problem solving and work organization.

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Office Systems Technology -

OST1080__________________ (1-0) 1 cr. hrs.

10-Key Numeric Skill

Fundamentals of operating the ten-key number pad on a calculator using touch techniques, with emphasis on speed and accuracy development.

 OST1100__________________ (2-0) 2 cr. hrs.

Filing Systems/Records Management

Prerequisite: OST100 or the equivalent.

A comprehensive study of basic filing rules, procedures, equipment, and management of records. Manual filing procedures and rules as well as computer applications will be studied.

 OST1300__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Office Procedures I

Prerequisite: OST1000 or the equivalent.

Designed to prepare the student to carry out the normal duties in a business office involving keyboarding, duplicating, using the telephone, processing mail, letter composition, and the administrative assistant as office hostess.

OST1500__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Applied Accounting I

Introductory course designed to meet the needs of those students who will be pursuing the first course in accounting. Covers the accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship (service business), careers in accounting, accounting for cash, depreciation methods, and payroll.

OST1520__________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Applied Accounting II

Prerequisite:  OST 1500 with a grade of "C" or above. 

Continuation of OST 1500 and includes the following topics:  accounting for sales and cash receipts, accounting for purchases and cash payments, accounting for merchandise inventory, the accounting cycle for merchandising inventory, the accounting cycle for merchandising business, accounting of bad debts, notes receivable and notes payable, long-term assets, and partnerships. 

 

Personal Awareness -

PAW1060_______________ (1.0) 1 cr. hr.

Preparation for Employment

Designed to teach students skills essential to the development of a sound job seeking strategy.  Requires students to prepare a resume, cover letter, follow-up letter, and application blank, as well as practice interviewing techniques and tips to improve their chances of being successfully employed. 

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Technology –

TEC1780_____________ (Arranged) 3 cr. hrs.

Blueprint Reading

An introductory course for all Technology students. Interpret mechanical, civil, structural, plumbing, architectural and electrical/electronic schematic drawings. The ability to take off dimensions and part quantities will be stressed.

TEC 1900______________(3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Prerequisite:  ACT Math score of at least 17 or Compass Alebra score of 23.  A grade of "C" or better in MAT 0900 or Learning Center Modules MAT 0020, MAT 0030, MAT 0040.  College mathematics for students majoring in technology.  Includes calculator applications, algebra, geometry, graphical methods and trigonometry.

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Engineering Technology -

Project Lead the Way -

EEE 2040________________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Digital Electronics (DE)

Prerequisite:  EEE 1500 or instructor consent.  An introduction to microcomputers and microprocessors; programming in 8080 microprocessor and tracing and building electronic microprocessor circuits. 

TEC 1630 _______________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Principles of Engineering (POE)

Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems.  They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, documenting their work and communicating solutions to peers and members of the professional community.

TEC 1680 ____________ (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)

Civil Engineering and Architecture is the study of the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects.  The course includes and introduction to many of the varied factors involved in building design and systems, structural design, storm waer management, site design, utilities and services, cost estimation, energy efficiency, and careers in the desgin and construction industry.

TEC 2050 __________  (3-0) 3 cr. hrs.

Engineering Design and Development  (EDD)

Prerequisites:  CIS 1750 and TEC 1300.  Introduces students to design and development of a product needed to solve a problem.  Students, working in design teams, will be required to use critical thinking to design a component from perception through to a working prototype in order to prove out the solution.  Students are asked to work from a set design specifications to develop a design approach, building a working prototype, test o the design parameters, write a report, and give a presentation to a review board,  The report must include enough detail to produce the solution.