2019 -20 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 17, 2021  
2019 -20 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Criminal Justice Studies

  
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    CRMJ 1373 Introduction to Homeland Security

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will introduce students to the vocabulary and important components of Homeland Security. We will discuss the importance of the agencies associated with Homeland Security and their interrelated duties and relationships. We will examine historical events that impact Homeland Security. We will explore state, national, and international laws impacting Homeland Security. We will examine the most critical threats confronting Homeland Security.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CRMJ 1374 Transportation and Border Security

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an overview of modern border and transportation security challenges, as well as different methods employed to address these challenges. The course covers a time period from post 9/11 to the present. The course explores topics associated with border security and security for transportation infrastructure, to include: seaports, ships, aircraft, airports, trains, train stations, trucks, highways, bridges,rail lines, pipelines, and buses. The course will include an exploration of technological solutions employed to enhance security of borders and transportation systems. Students will be required to discuss the legal, economic, political, and cultural concerns and impacts associated with transportation and border security. The course provides students with a knowledge level understanding of the variety of challenges inherent in transportation and border security.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CRMJ 2010 Introduction to Law Enforcement

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    An overview of the American Police, including the philosophy and historical and historical evolution behind the police force. Emphasis is on policing procedures; crime prevention and control; functions of law enforcement; problems and needs facing the police; and contemporary issues.

  
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    CRMJ 2020 Introduction to Corrections

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    An overview of corrections, including the philosophy and historical evolution behind the development of corrections. Emphasis is on corrections procedures, current prison conditions and operations, problems and needs facing corrections, and related contemporary issues.

  
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    CRMJ 2311 Juvenile Justice

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an overview of the extent, causes, nature, and control of juvenile delinquency from a sociological perspective. Various theories of delinquency causation, the role of social institutions, the major components of the juvenile justice system and traditional juvenile corrections will be presented.

  
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    CRMJ 2312 Criminology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a systematic study of crime, criminals and the criminal justice system. It explores the fundamental elements of criminology through a study of the causation and criminal behavior theories and examines the relevant activities of the criminal justice system.

    Prerequisite(s): CRMJ 1010
  
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    CRMJ 2332 Drug Identification and Effects

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A study of the fundamentals needed for identifying both the appearance and effects of controlled substances. Students receive guides to controlled substances; their color, trade names and drug codes. Topics include a critical examination of the physiological, sociological and legal aspects of drug abuse and the many complexities which have developed as a direct or indirect result of drug abuse in society.

  
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    CRMJ 2335 Victimology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides a combination of victimization theories with applied responses to victimization. It explores victim-offender relationships, provides data, and investigates situational factors and responses to victims. The student learns to identify some precursors of violence as stalking and harassment. The effects of violence are studied.

  
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    CRMJ 2340 Investigative Report Writing

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on preparing analytical investigative reports and explores techniques of organizing structuring, and investigating the report to comply with proper guidelines.

  
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    CRMJ 2345 Domestic Violence

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A study of violence, focusing on physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in the family society.

  
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    CRMJ 2359 Correctional Administration

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides context of corrections history to goals and philosophies of correctional management. The course uses contemporary theory, research and practice. It examines offender classifications, programs and services, the institutional environment, and the functions and management of correctional staff.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810   and READ 0810  or equivalent.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CRMJ 2365 Constitutional Rights of Prisoners

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an analysis of prisoners’ rights in light of new Supreme Court decisions. An explanation of proper procedures recently developed to comply with these decisions for the protection of the agency and the individual correctional officers is discussed.
     

  
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    CRMJ 2367 Mental Health Aspects of Criminal Behavior

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of deviant behavior with emphasis on dealing with the mentally disturbed, sexual deviates, and drug addicts. It examines the role of the psychologist in criminal justice cases.

  
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    CRMJ 2371 Intelligence Analysis and Security Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course examines intelligence analysis and its indispensable relationship to the security management of terrorist attacks, man-made disasters and natural disasters. It also explores vulnerabilities of our national defense and private sectors, as well as the threats posed to these institutions by terrorists, man-made disasters, and natural disasters. Students will discuss substantive issues regarding intelligence support of the homeland security measures implemented by the United States and explore how the intelligence community operates.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CRMJ 2381 Special Topics in Criminal Justice

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an in-depth study of significant, relevant, and timely trends and issues in the field of Criminial Justice.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CRMJ 2390 Probation and Parole

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of the supervision of offenders in the community, including history, philosophy, legal foundations, strategies, professional roles and contemporary models, programs and services.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CRMJ 2394 White Collar Crime

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to white-collar crime and examines the various tupes of white-collar crimes that exist in society with and emphasis on causes, frequency, control, and social impact.

  
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    CRMJ 2395 Corporate Security and Loss Prevention

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on issues related to corporate, private and industrial security functions, including strategic and operational management, risk management, contract security services, theft, fraud, waste and abuse investigations; management of emergencies, corporate espionage, and loss prevention.

  
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    CRMJ 2396 Criminal Justice Internship I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Directed internship designed to offer students the opportunity to pursue work experience with a criminal justice agency; to develop practical work related skills and intergrate classroom knowledge and theories. The goal of this course it to provide students with an intensive field experience in a functional criminal justice agency. The selection of the placement agency determined by student’s background, academic status, and interest. This course is a 1-3 credit hour elective that may be applied toward graduation. 45 contact hours, per 1 credit hour are required. Students enrolled in 3 credit hours must complete a total of 135 contact hours.

    Prerequisite(s): All students require permission of Director/Chair of Criminal Justice.
  
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    CRMJ 2397 Criminal Justice Internship II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Directed internship designed to offer students the opportunity to pursue work experience with a criminal justice agency; to develop practical work related skills and intergrate classroom knowledge and theories. The goal of this course is to provide students with an intensive field experience in a functional criminal justice agency. The selection of the placement agency determined by the student’s background, academic status, and interest. This course is a 1-3 hour elective that may be applied toward graduation. 45 contact hours, per 1 credit hour are required. Students enrolled in 3 credit hours must complete a total of 135 contact hours.

    Prerequisite(s): All students require permission of Director/Chair of Criminal Justice.

Culinary Arts

  
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    CULA 1200 Sanitation and Safety

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This primer course is designed to educate all students to the sacted trust between food production facilities and the general public. It should prepare each student to successfully complete the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe or any similar certificate.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CULA 1305 Nutrition for Culinary Arts

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    An introduction of basic nutritional principles and guidelines practiced in the culinary industry. Topics include insight to nutrient absorption and use of fats, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, minerals and vitamins in the human digestive system. Students plan meals and menus based on the above principles using nutritional guidelines as the primary basis.

    Corequisite(s): CULA 1200
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CULA 1310 Fundamentals of Baking

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Fundamentals of baking is an introduction to the basic principles of baking including formula procedures, properties of baking ingredients, and functions and proper use of bakery equipment. Students will present yeast breads and rolls, pies, cakes, icings, basic pastry dough, and cookies using proper mixing methods and ingredients.

    Prerequisite(s): CULA 1200, CULA 1305, CULA 1320, CULA 1325
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CULA 1320 Culinary Fundamentals I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This is the introductory food production class for culinary students. Topics include the theories and methods of cooking, vocabulary, and the development of safe and sanitary kitchen practices. Production items will include vegetables and starch preparation, stocks, sauces and soups, poultry and egg cookery.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CULA 1325 Culinary II Fabrication

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will introduce the principles of identifying, receiving, fabricating, and storing vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts, grains, dry goods, prepared goods, dairy products, and spices. Students will then explore the subject of meats, poultry, seafood and their application in foodservice operations.

    Prerequisite(s): CULA 1200, CULA 1305, CULA 1320
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CULA 1330 Introduction to Garde Manger

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides students with skills and knowledge of the organization, equipment and responsibilities of the “cold kitchen”. Students are introduced to and prepare cold hors d’oeuvres, sandwiches, salads, as well as basic charcuterie items while focusing on the total utilization of product. Students will also be introduced to the production of reception foods and buffet arrangements.

    Prerequisite(s): CULA 1200, CULA 1305, CULA 1320, CULA 1325
  
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    CULA 2180 Culinary Internship I

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    This couse is a supervised work experience in the culinary field requiring a minimum number of work hours. Work activities can range from entry-level to professional cooking. Individual conferences with the intern coordinator are arranged instead of class attendance.

    Prerequisite(s): CULA 1200  , CULA 1305  , CULA 1320  , CULA 1325  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CULA 2280 Culinary Internship II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a supervised work experience in the culinary field requiring a minimum number of work hours. Work activities can range from entry-level to professional cooking. Individual conferences with the intern coordinator are arranged instead of class attendance.
     

    Prerequisite(s): CULA 1200, CULA 1305, CULA 1320  , CULA 1325.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CULA 2310 Food and Beverage Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers restaurant and food service operations, including facilities capabilities, personnel management, and daily operations, sanitation, and facilities readiness.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CULA 2353 Professional Catering

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course examines the requirements to start and operate a catering company. Topics of discussion include kitchen equipment, regulations, operations and business planning.

    Prerequisite(s): CULA 1200, CULA 1305, CULA 1320  , CULA 1325
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CULA 2355 Introduction to Ice

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this laboratory course, students will learn the hands on basic ice carving principles and skills necessary to create beautiful artworks of ice.
     

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CULA 2390 Culinary Capstone Final Production

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A capstone course required for all culinary majors. Topics include recipe development, menu construction, and pricing. Demonstration of proficiency in proper cooking method selection and construction of salads, entrees with appropriate side items, and desserts is required for successful completion of CULA 2390.

    Prerequisite(s): CULA 1200, CULA 1305, CULA 1310, CULA 1320, CULA 1325, CULA 1330, CULA 2350, CULA 2475.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    CULA 2475 Purchasing and Cost Control

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is intended to provide the student with the methodologies and tools to control food, beverage, labor and other costs withing a hospitality business. Hospitality purchasing principles are also explored. This course regularly uses basic mathematics.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits

Dietetics/Nutrition

  
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    DIET 1110 Techniques of Food Preparation

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces students to the basic fundamental principles of food preparation and exposes them to emerging trends in food choices and technology. Students learn and practice cooking skills and participate in group activities related to food preparation. The course curriculum also includes principles of meal planning and budgeting, and the cost of recipe ingredients.

  
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    DIET 1310 Principles of Nutrition

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to nutrition, including nutritive value of foods, factors influencing body food requirements, their importance in promoting health and preventing disease and the body processes, and their relation to total nutrition. Nutritional requirements throughout the human life cycle, with attention to various food cultures and application of nutrition requirements to the basic food groups, are discussed.

  
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    DIET 1330 Medical Nutrition Therapy

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of nutrition related diseases that affect the human body. The student learns medical nutrition therapies that manage the following conditions: diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular disease, renal disease and disorders that call for enteral/parenteral nutrition. The student learns about the nutrition care process, including assessment, intervention and monitoring strategies appropriate for the dietetic technician level of practice.

    Prerequisite(s): DIET 1310 
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    DIET 2000 Special Topics in Nutrition

    1-3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course consists of a series of topics prepared for study as students needs and/or interests arise. Topics may include an expansion of subject matter covered in current dietetic courses, as well as similar subject matter covered in current dietetic courses, should students have need of course material during a semester when it is not offered.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.

Early Childhood Education

  
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    ECED 1310 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Introduction to Early Childhood Education is an introduction to the early childhood profession, including an emphasis on professionalism and developmentally appropriate practice, as well as an additional emphasis on early brain development and social/emotional development. The course also includes an overview of history of early educations; theoretical program models; different types of early childhood programs, community resources; professional organizations, and contemporary trends and issues in programs for children ages birth through eight. Field experience is required.
     

    Prerequisite(s): READ 0810 and ENGL 0810 or equivalent
  
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    ECED 2050 Psychomotor Development

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course discusses the major theories of psychomotor development and the application to the development of the young child ages birth to eight years. Particular emphasis is placed on the positive development of motor skills. Field experience required.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 2020  or department approval
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2095 School-Age Curriculum

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A study of developmentally appropriate practices and the teacher’s role in supporting development of children, ages five-14. An emphasis on planning curriculum that is based on the needs of school-age children, setting goals, planning the environment, selecting materials and roles of staff and parents. Field experience is required.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2150 ECED Clinical Practicum III

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course consists of supervised clinical experience with a minimum of 15 clock hours in seminar and 90 clock hours in a clinical site approved by the department (accredited agency, 3-star or department approved site). Up to 45 hours may be completed in the student’s employment site with department approval. The focus of the course is on the student’s demonstration of competencies that produce positive developmental outcomes for young children ages birth through eight. This should be one of the last courses taken in the program.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 2130 
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2300 The Mentoring Teacher

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A study of the philosophy, principles and methods of mentoring adults who have varying levels of training. Emphasis will be on the role of mentors as facilitators of adult learning while simultaneously addressing the needs of children, parents, and other staff.

    Prerequisite(s): Department Approval
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2310 Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of the basic principles and practices of safety, health and nutrition as they relate to the early childhood setting, home, and community for children ages birth to eight. Also included is a study of principles of creating appropriate learning environments for young children. Field experience required.

  
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    ECED 2312 Administration of Early Childhood Programs

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A study of organization and administration practices applicable to the child care center. Topics of special consideration will include leadership, enrollment and public relations, staff management, financial management, facilities, regulations, parent relations, and program development. Field experience is required.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2315 Early Childhood Curriculum

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A study of developmentally appropriate practices and teacher’s role in supporting development of young children ages birth to eight. An emphasis on curriculum planning, including goals, environment, roles of teachers and parents, materials and settings. Field experiences required.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 1310 and ECED 2310 or deparment approval
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2320 Infant, Toddler, Child Development

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    The course provides a study of the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional aspects of young children, and their application to the care, guidance, and development of the child ages birth to eight years. Laboratory observation and interaction.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 1310ENGL 0820  , and READ 0820   or equivalent.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2330 Infant and Toddler Care

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A course on the care and education of infants and toddlers, birth to age three in group settings (i.e. child care centers, family child care homes, Early Head Start). Includes rationales and strategies for supporting the whole child including cognitive, language, social-emotional, and physical development in a safe, responsive environment. Emphasis is on relationship-based care and education, with special attention to the unique environmental aspects of programs for the child under three.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2335 Initial Practicum

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course consists of a supervised practicum with a minimum of 30 clock hours in seminar and 45 clock hours in early childhood practical experiences. The course includes a study of the physical and human qualities that combine to create an environment that is safe and healthy, and promotes optimum learning for young children ages birth through eight.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2340 Family Dynamics & Community Involvement

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    The role of the family and community in the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of the child in a diverse society is explored. This course includes benefits of and strategies for developing positive, reciprocal relationships with families in an early childhood setting from birth to age eight.

  
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    ECED 2360 Development of Exceptional Children

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course explores practices that early childhood professionals can apply to develop a more inclusive and accessible environment for all children ages birth to eight. It provides students with skills to include children of all abilities through appropriate arrangement of the community agencies. Field experience is required.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 2340 and EDUC 2010 or ECED 2320
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2365 Final Practicum

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a supervised clinical experience with a minimum of 15 clock hours in seminar and 90 clock hours in a clinical site approved by the department (accredited agency, 3-Star or department approved site). Up to 45 hours may be completed in the student’s employment site with department approval. This course focuses on the student’s demonstration of competencies that produce positive developmental outcomes for young children ages birth through eight. This should be one of the last courses taken in the ECE program.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 2315, ECED 2320,ECED 2335, ECED 2340, ECED 2360, ECED 2380
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2370 Developmental Assessment

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will cover assessment for children from birth to eight years of age. Both formal and informal instruments will be discussed with the emphasis on tools that can be used by teachers of young children. Considerations in choosing, administering, and reporting results of assessments will also be addressed. Field experience is required.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 2320 or Department Approval.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2380 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on research based principles and practices providing young children ages birth to eight years a strong foundation in language and literacy with a developmentally appropriate approach and a focus on emerging literacy in young children.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 2320, READ 0820, ENGL 0820 or equivalent
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2385 Math and Science in Early Childhood

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A course on standards, principles, and practices in teaching mathematics and science to young children ages birth to eight. An emphasis will be placed on developing an integrated math and science curriculum that includes appropriate content, processes, environment and materials, and child-centered choices. Field experience is required.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 1310 and ECED 2320
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2386 Special Topics in Early Childhood Education

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to address specific topics of interest to early childhood educators.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2390 Creative Development

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides strategies for promoting creative development of the child ages birth to eight. Students will gain an understanding of the concept of creativity; what it is, why it is important and how the development of creativity in relation to art, music, language, movement, and dramatic arts. Field experience is required.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2800 Infant/Toddler Care Practicum

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Approximately 100 hours of supervised experience in a child care setting with infants and toddlers and in seminar are required.

    Corequisite(s): ECED 2030  and department approval
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2810 Early Childhood Education Practicum

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course offers 60 hours of practical experience relating to content in other required early childhood courses.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 1010 , and ECED 1240 or ECED 1370
    Corequisite(s): ECED 2900 
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECED 2900 Early Childhood Education Seminar

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Current theories, methodologies or other special topics in early childhood education are covered personally.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.

Earth Sciences

  
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    ESCI 1010 Weather and Climate

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    ESCI 1010 and ESCI 1020 are non-sequential science courses for general education. Students are introduced to basic concepts and fundamental principles of weather and climate.

    Prerequisite(s): READ 0810 ENGL 0810 and MATH 0100 or MATH 0410 or MATH 0530 or MATH 0630 or equivalent.
  
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    ESCI 1020 Landforms

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    ESCI 1010 and ESCI 1020 are non-sequential science courses for general education. Students are introduced to basic concepts and fundamentals of the Earth and processes of surface change.

    Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 0810 , READ 0810 and MATH 0100 or MATH 0410 or MATH 0530 or MATH 0630 or equivalent.

Economics

  
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    ECON 1931 Co-Op Education I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Work experience that introduces the student to the employer/ employee relationship in a financial institution environment. Under close supervision, the student engages in industry-related work and activities, and gains an awareness of the importance of work in our society.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of one semester of coursework
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECON 1932 Co-Op Education I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Work experience that introduces the student to the employer/ employee relationship in a financial institution environment. Under close supervision, the student engages in industry-related work and activities, and gains an awareness of the importance of work in our society.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of one semester of coursework
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECON 1933 Co-Op Education I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Work experience that introduces the student to the employer/ employee relationship in a financial institution environment. Under close supervision, the student engages in industry-related work and activities, and gains an awareness of the importance of work in our society.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of one semester of coursework
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ECON 2030 Survey of Economics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a survey of economics. It has been designed as a beginning economics class. It covers how modern economics evolved, supply and demand, national income accounting, money and banking, market structures and contemporary economic issues. It presents both a macro and micro approach to economic issues. This course may not be used as a substitute for ECON 2100  or ECON 2200 .

  
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    ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    The study of economics necessitates an understanding of the principles, which govern the operation of the economic system. This course focuses attention on the aggregate (macro) relationships and gives attention to the central problems of economic organization, the functioning of the price system, the economic role of government, the determination of national income and a brief glance at economic policy.

    Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 0810  , READ 0810  and MATH 0810  or equivalent.
  
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    ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this course, attention is focused on the micro concept of economic analysis and primary attention is given to the theory of the firm and partial equilibrium problems arising within any enterprise economy. Attention is also given to government regulation of business, the theory of income distribution as it pertains to the determination of wages, rent and profits, and international trade.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810  , READ 0810   and MATH 0810   or equivalent.
  
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    ECON 2900 Electronic Payment Systems

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a comprehensive survey of the major electronic payments systems currently available for the electronic business. Students will learn the characteristics of Secure Electronic Transactions (SET), Digital Cash Systems, and the role of Digital Certificates. This course provides the background needed to understand how different types of payment systems work, as well as how to select an appropriate payment system and financial software to best suit a specific company’s needs.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010 , ISDS 2605 , ITEC 1001 , or permission of an advisor
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.

Education

  
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    EDU 201 Foundations of Education

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this course attention is given to the historical, philosophical and sociological foundations underlying the development of American educational institutions.  The role of schools, the aims of education, and the role of state, local and federal agencies will be emphasized.  Some field experience will be required.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    EDU 1120 Introduction to Teaching

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to teaching and to applications of technology which will assist in effective learning within the school environment.  Experience will be gained in the development and use of instructional applications including computers and educational software. Some field experience required.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    EDUC 1010 Introduction to Education

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course offers a survey of the profession of education, its history in the United States and influence as a social institution, philosophical schools of thought, and an examination of current issues, including educational reform and an introduction to instructional technology principles and practices. Students apply computer and other technological resources including video clipping to enhance learning and professional growth.  This course may include a field experience, service learning component, observation or practicum, with a mandatory orientation or training. Students may be required to pass a criminal background check.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810, READ 0810  or equivalent.
  
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    EDUC 1310 Introduction to Exceptional Learning

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This survey course emphasizes the identification, classification, and educational implications of exceptional learners. Students are exposed to the development of IEPs. This course may include a field experience, service learning component, observation or practicum, with a mandatory orientation or training. Studens may be required to pass a criminal background check.

  
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    EDUC 1700 Parenting Skills

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    Application of state-of-the-art educational technology to the field of parenting education is presented. Emphasis is on family likenesses, common parenting skills and concepts in a democratic society, and modification for particular populations of parents to improve communication at home and in a network for prevention through a synergistic learning experience.

  
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    EDUC 1990 Education Seminar

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of current theories, methodologies, or other topics in education.

  
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    EDUC 2010 Child Psychology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an exploration of child development from conception through puberty. Emphasis is on theories, concepts, practices and research applications integrating psychological, sociological, and medical areas as related to cognitive, physical, moral, social, and emotional growth. Insights into behaviors, self-awareness, and education of the developing child are presented. This course includes observation and practicum.

  
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    EDUC 2020 Child Development and Learning for Teachers

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an exploration of the principles and processes of child and adolescent development applied to education. Emphasis is on philosophy, theory, research, and pedagogy relating to the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and cultural development of children from conception to puberty. Insight into motivating and facilitating the teaching and learning process and classroom practices in elementary, middle and high school educational settings are presented. This course may include a field experience, service learning component, observation or practicum, with a mandatory orientation or training. Students may be required to pass a criminal background check.

  
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    EDUC 2050 Schooling in Multi-Cultural Setting

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces the student to roles and responsibilities of teachers in multicultural settings, the class evolution of educational policies and practices with attention to the organization and structure of schools and multicultural issues, and the study of schools as cultural systems.

  
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    EDUC 2210 Educational Psychology

    3 Credit Hour(s)

    The topics studied in this course include:

    • principles of human development
    • learning
    • effective instructional strategies
    • motivation
    • evaluation techniques and challenges facing teachers in the increasingly diverse classrooms in today’s schools


    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.

Electrical Engineering Technology

  
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    EETC 1313 DC Circuits

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of direct current (DC) circuits. Emphasis is placed on the solution of circuit problems using series and parallel circuit definitions, OHM’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws, and equivalent circuits. The course concludes with network analysis techniques including loop analysis, Thevenin’s theorem, and superposition.

    Prerequisite(s): ENTC 1114  and ENTC 1124 , OR completion of Learning Support Math OR permission of the program coordinator.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    EETC 1314 AC Circuits

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of AC circuits and polyphase circuits. Students study sinewave voltages, phase shifts, and phasors. Students analyze steady state AC circuits and apply circuit analysis techniques to impedance networks. Students then study the frequency dependence of impedance and the design of resonant circuits. The course covers the basics of three-phase circuits.

    Prerequisite(s): ELET 1110  and MATH 1740  or permission of the coordinator.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    EETC 1321 Electronics I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces students to the principles of solid state devices and electronic circuits. These are designed and tested using diodes, transistors, and intergrated circuits for applications in op-amps, photosensitive devices, intergrators, differentiators, etc. Both digital and analog situations are examined along with applications for all electronic areas. Devices selected for investigation are used in later courses where they are presented in greater depth.

    Prerequisite(s): ENTC 1114  and ENTC 1124  OR completion of Learning Support Math OR permission of the program coordinator.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    EETC 1331 Digital Fundamentals

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This introductory course in digital logic systems presents procedures for analyzing and designing digital circuits. Topics included are number systems, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh mapping, combinational logic, arithmetic circuits, flip-flops, counters, and sequential circuits. In the laboratory, students verify digital principles by constructing and testing various digital circuits.

    Prerequisite(s): ENTC 1124  and ENTC 1114 , OR completion of Learning Support Math OR permission of program coordinator.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    EETC 2311 Power Technology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this introductory course in industrial power systems, students study the theory of operation of electromechanical devices. The course includes DC shunt, series, and compound generators and motors, the basics of three-phase circuits, three-phrase rectification, SCR and TRIAC motor controls, transformers, AC alternators, the theory of rotating magnetic fields, induction motors, synchronous motors, and various small AC motors. Students conduct laboratory exercises on the major types of motors, generators, and transformer connections.

    Prerequisite(s): EETC 1314  or PHYS 2020  or permisson of program coordinator.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    EETC 2330 Digital Industrial Control Systems

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on the design and implementation of digital logic control systems for use in industrial applications. Students will also learn several techniques for interfacing digital systems to a variety of industrial input an output devices.

    Prerequisite(s): EETC 1331  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    EETC 2331 PLC I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this introductory course in programmable logic controllers, students study the hardware configuration, I/O modules, memory organization, and instruction set of an industry standard programmable controller. Students study ladder logic and apply it to several industrial panels and display. The course includes an introduction to communications and industrial networks. Laboratory exercises include programming the programmable controllers with industry standard programming software.

    Prerequisite(s): EETC 1331  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    EETC 2332 PLC II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers advanced topics in PLC programming. Students will learn about various industrial bus communication protocols, advanced external device interfacing, internal memory organization and access, remote data acquisition, and PLC integration into manufacturing operations.

    Prerequisite(s): EETC 2331  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    EETC 2350 Robotics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of robotic technology integration into an automated manufacturing system. This course covers the essential topics of robotics, such as articulation, integration into industrial automation systems, and robot programming.

    Prerequisite(s): EETC 1331  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    EETC 2371 Microprocessor-Based Control Systems


    This course covers the principles of microprocessor/microcontroller programming and low-level programming languages. Interfacing techniques will involve several industrial devices including dc motors, servo motors, stepper motors, and analog and digital input/output devices and systems.

    Prerequisite(s): EETC 1331  
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ELET 1901 Technical Co-Op I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Students work part time at their sponsoring companies training in areas related to their majors. Supervisors at the companies plan the work schedules to coincide with class schedules when possible.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the dean and department chair; may take as many as eight courses.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ELET 1902 Technical Co-Op II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Students work part time at their sponsoring companies training in areas related to their majors. Supervisors at the companies plan the work schedules to coincide with class schedules when possible.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the dean and department chair; may take as many as eight courses.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ELET 1903 Technical Co-Op III

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Students work part time at their sponsoring companies training in areas related to their majors. Supervisors at the companies plan the work schedules to coincide with class schedules when possible.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the dean and department chair; may take as many as eight courses.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ELET 1904 Technical Co-Op IV

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Students work part time at their sponsoring companies training in areas related to their majors. Supervisors at the companies plan the work schedules to coincide with class schedules when possible.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the dean and department chair; may take as many as eight courses.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ELET 1905 Technical Co-Op V

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Students work part time at their sponsoring companies training in areas related to their majors. Supervisors at the companies plan the work schedules to coincide with class schedules when possible.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the dean and department chair; may take as many as eight courses.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ELET 1906 Technical Co-Op VI

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Students work part time at their sponsoring companies training in areas related to their majors. Supervisors at the companies plan the work schedules to coincide with class schedules when possible.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the dean and department chair; may take as many as eight courses.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ELET 1907 Technical Co-Op VII

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Students work part time at their sponsoring companies training in areas related to their majors. Supervisors at the companies plan the work schedules to coincide with class schedules when possible.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the dean and department chair; may take as many as eight courses.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ELET 1908 Technical Co-Op VIII

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Students work part time at their sponsoring companies training in areas related to their majors. Supervisors at the companies plan the work schedules to coincide with class schedules when possible.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the dean and department chair; may take as many as eight courses.
    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ELET 1931 Co-Op Education I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    From this experience the student participates in the employer/ employee relationship. By being an integral part of the work atmosphere, the student encounters the true meaning of work, the physical and security needs it provides, plus the impact it has on today’s society.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ELET 1931 Co-Op Education II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    From this experience the student participates in the employer/ employee relationship. By being an integral part of the work atmosphere, the student encounters the true meaning of work, the physical and security needs it provides, plus the impact it has on today’s society.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ELET 1931 Co-Op Education III

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    From this experience the student participates in the employer/ employee relationship. By being an integral part of the work atmosphere, the student encounters the true meaning of work, the physical and security needs it provides, plus the impact it has on today’s society.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
  
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    ELET 1941 Co-Op Education IA

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    From this experience the student participates in the employer/ employee relationship. By being an integral part of the work atmosphere, the student encounters the true meaning of work, the physical and security needs it provides, plus the impact it has on today’s society.

    This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.
 

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