2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 02, 2022  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Art Studio

  
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    ARTP 1020 Drawing II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a studio course for beginners with emphasis on developing the student’s confidence in representing and expressing physical as well as mental images. Experience in line, shape, gesture, contour, proportion, perspective, and design will be offered. The instructors will give demonstrations of the various methods of drawing.

  
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    ARTP 1040 Design I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Exploration of design elements and principles as applied to two-dimensional problems (line, shape color and texture) using a variety of materials and methods

  
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    ARTP 1050 Design II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Exploration of design elements and principles as applied to development of three-dimensional objects, focusing on creative use of materials and methods in constructing free standing forms.

  
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    ARTP 1150 Basic Photography

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to the optics, physics, and chemistry of photography. Basic lessons in the theory and practice of photographing, developing, copying, and enlarging are presented.

  
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    ARTP 1170 Creative Photography

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of Basic Photography with further exploration of black and white photography as vehicle for personal expressive statement. Students should have their own 35mm camera.

    Prerequisite(s): ART 1150 Basic Photography or permission of instructor.
  
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    ARTP 1910 Painting I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a studio course for beginners with emphasis on using materials, learning painting techniques and color mixing fundamentals, and preparing painting surface.

  
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    ARTP 1920 Painting II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a continuation of Painting I. It involves more extensive exploration of form, color and subject relationships. Personal creativity stressed.

    Prerequisite(s): ART 1910 Painting I or permission of instructor.
  
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    ARTP 2830 Individual Problems in Art

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is for art majors with advanced standing high competence. It is designed to offer investigation in areas of a specialized nature, which are not offered in the curriculum. Course content will be decided between instructor and student.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

Astronomy: RODP

  
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    ASTR 1030 Introduction to Astronomy

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    As an introduction to astronomy, this course explores what we know about the solar system and how we know what we know. Topics covered include the history of astronomy, methods of astronomy, formation of the solar system, and the physical characteristics of the sun, planets, moons, and minor members of the solar system (asteroids, meteoroids, and comets). Through the use of text, laboratory, astronomy web sites and actual observation, the student can expect to learn to identify, locate and specify location of the visible planets, some constellations and any other “visitors” that happen to show themselves in our solar system during the course.


Automotive Service Technology

  
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    AUTO 1010 Automotive Engines I and Lab

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The operational theory and servicing of an internal combustion engine are explored. Emphasis is placed upon the proper use of hand tools, specialized tools, measuring instruments and test equipment. It is required that AUTO 1110 Electrical I be taken at the same time or prior to registering for Engines I.

    Corequisite(s): AUTO 1110 .
    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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    AUTO 1020 Automotive Engines II and Lab

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers the cooling and lubrication systems of the automotive engine. Included are water pumps, hoses, thermostats, radiators, friction oils, filters, and types of lubricating systems. Electronic and conventional ignition systems are covered. Utilization of standard test equipment is covered.

    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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    AUTO 1103 Organization Auto Service Dept and Lab

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces shop operations, customer relations, service manuals, general servicing, flat rate manuals and safety and fire prevention. Automotive fasteners, measuring instruments and general shop tools are covered. Light duty service, minor repairs, tire and battery and wheel service are covered.

    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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    AUTO 1110 Electrical and Electronic Systems I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course explores basic electrical theory, Ohms Law, and the function and utilization of electrical and electronic devices in automotive systems. Included are batteries, charging, cranking systems, wiring, schematic reading and basic test equipment.

    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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    AUTO 1120 Electrical II/Lab

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers the automotive electrical and computer systems including on board processors, PCM, BCM, communication systems, solid state devices, advanced diagnostics, and scan tools.

    Prerequisite(s): AUTO 1110 
    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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    AUTO 1144 Brake Systems

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers the various types of automotive hydraulic brake systems and the recommended service and repair procedures, including bleeding, flushing, and leak testing. Anti-lock brake systems (ABS) diagnosis and repair and general tire and wheel servicing are covered.

    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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    AUTO 1244 Heat and Air Conditioning System

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers the fundamental operations of air conditioning and heating systems. Troubleshooting, servicing, evacuation and charging are covered. Emphasis is given to the troubleshooting and repair of electronic climate control systems. Refrigerant recovery, recycling, and handling are covered.

    Prerequisite(s): AUTO 1110 
    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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    AUTO 1621 Commercial Driver’s License Basics

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on the general knowledge topics pertinent to the safe operation of a commercial vehicle based on the requirements set forth by the state of Tennessee. These topics include Commercial Driver’s License laws, qualifications, driving and cargo safety, air brake operations and components, vehicle operation and inspection, tests and hazardous materials. Students develop an understanding of the items covered in the CDL General Knowledge Test, the Air Brakes Test, the Combinations Vehicle Test and the Hazardous Materials Test.

    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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    AUTO 1901 Technical Co-Op

    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. May take as many as eight courses. These credits are normally added to the student’s cumulative record and included in his/her GPA calculation.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Dean and Department Chair.
    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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    AUTO 1902 Technical Co-Op

    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. May take as many as eight courses. These credits are normally added to the student’s cumulative record and included in his/her GPA calculation.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Dean and Department Chair.
    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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    AUTO 1903 Technical Co-Op

    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. May take as many as eight courses. These credits are normally added to the student’s cumulative record and included in his/her GPA calculation.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Dean and Department Chair.
    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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    AUTO 1904 Technical Co-Op

    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. May take as many as eight courses. These credits are normally added to the student’s cumulative record and included in his/her GPA calculation.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Dean and Department Chair.
    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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    AUTO 1905 Technical Co-Op

    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. May take as many as eight courses. These credits are normally added to the student’s cumulative record and included in his/her GPA calculation.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Dean and Department Chair.
    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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    AUTO 1906 Technical Co-Op

    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. May take as many as eight courses. These credits are normally added to the student’s cumulative record and included in his/her GPA calculation.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Dean and Department Chair.
    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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    AUTO 1907 Technical Co-Op

    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. May take as many as eight courses. These credits are normally added to the student’s cumulative record and included in his/her GPA calculation.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Dean and Department Chair.
    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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    AUTO 1908 Technical Co-Op

    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. May take as many as eight courses. These credits are normally added to the student’s cumulative record and included in his/her GPA calculation.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Dean and Department Chair.
    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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    AUTO 1941 Co-Op Education

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The student participates in a directed work experience that supplements and reinforces the subjects covered in the semester. The specific competencies to be gained during the work experience are identified through coordination of the student’s college program chairperson and the employing company. These competencies are related to the student’s most recent instruction.

    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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    AUTO 1942 Co-Op Education

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The student participates in a directed work experience that supplements and reinforces the subjects covered in the semester. The specific competencies to be gained during the work experience are identified through coordination of the student’s college program chairperson and the employing company. These competencies are related to the student’s most recent instruction.

    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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    AUTO 1943 Co-Op Education

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The student participates in a directed work experience that supplements and reinforces the subjects covered in the semester. The specific competencies to be gained during the work experience are identified through coordination of the student’s college program chairperson and the employing company. These competencies are related to the student’s most recent instruction.

    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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    AUTO 1944 Co-Op Education

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The student participates in a directed work experience that supplements and reinforces the subjects covered in the semester. The specific competencies to be gained during the work experience are identified through coordination of the student’s college program chairperson and the employing company. These competencies are related to the student’s most recent instruction.

    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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    AUTO 1945 Co-Op Education

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The student participates in a directed work experience that supplements and reinforces the subjects covered in the semester. The specific competencies to be gained during the work experience are identified through coordination of the student’s college program chairperson and the employing company. These competencies are related to the student’s most recent instruction.

    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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    AUTO 2010 Automotive Engines III and Lab

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers the purpose and function of the various fuel systems, the exhaust system, and the diverse emission control systems used on the automobile. Carburetors and fuel injection systems are discussed; emission control systems are studied in depth. The use of tools and equipment for proper diagnosis and repair is stressed.

    Prerequisite(s): AUTO 1020 
    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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    AUTO 2020 Automotive Engines IV and Lab

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers the engine, sensors, and computer as an integrated machine. Troubleshooting utilizing state-of-the-art test equipment is stressed.

    Prerequisite(s): AUTO 1110 , AUTO 2010 
    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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    AUTO 2144 Manual Transmissions and Drive Trains

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of torque and gearing as applied to manual transmissions, manual transaxles, differentials, drive axles, clutches, and four-wheel drive components. Also covered are the diagnosis and repair of these units.

    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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    AUTO 2164 Suspension and Steering Systems

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers the various types of suspension and steering systems, both manual and power-assist units. The recommended diagnosis and repair procedures for each system are covered. The principles and procedures of four-wheel alignment are also covered, along with advanced wheel and tire service and repair.

    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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    AUTO 2203 Auxiliary Electronic Systems and Lab

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers the myriad specialized electronics utilized for comfort heating and cooling, suspension leveling, light dimming and control, fiber optics, trip computer, and other auxiliary systems.

    Prerequisite(s): AUTO 1110 
    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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    AUTO 2214 Automotive Microcomputers and Lab

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers the operation of a typical automotive computer system and the techniques used to isolate and repair circuit malfunctions. Measurement principles applicable to sensor inputs are covered. Troubleshooting of input levels and schematic tracing is also covered.

    Prerequisite(s): AUTO 1110 
    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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    AUTO 2243 Automobile Technician Training

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an extensive review designed to prepare the graduate to take the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Certification Tests.

    Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
    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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    AUTO 2245 Automatic Transmissions and Lab

    5 Credit Hour(s)
    The theory, operation, and diagnosis of automatic transmissions and transaxles are covered. Diagnosis, maintenance, adjustment, and repair of automatics are studied.

    Prerequisite(s):  
    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.

Biology

  
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    BIOL 1000 Special Topics in Biology

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    A series of topics designed to attract students from all academic areas. Special topics titles are published in the class schedules as the topics are offered. Emphasis on appreciation of the biological sciences and their application to humanity.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
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    BIOL 1010 Introduction to Biology I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This is the first of a two-semester science course sequence for non-science majors. An overview of the following is covered: chemistry of life, cell structure and function, cell division, protein synthesis, metabolism, photosynthesis, and tissues. In addition, several human organ systems are examined.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
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    BIOL 1020 Introduction to Biology II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This is the second of a two-semester science course sequence for non-science majors. Students will study human organ systems, structure and function of organisms, diversity of life, ecology, and evolution.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1010 
  
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    BIOL 1110 General Biology I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This is the first of a two-semester course sequence for science majors. The following concepts are included: chemistry of life, cell structure and function, metabolism, cell reproduction, genetics, evolution, the chemical basis of heredity and protein synthesis. Through lecture, demonstration, and laboratory activities, the course will foster an understanding and appreciation of the fundamentals of biology and the scientific process.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent.
  
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    BIOL 1120 General Biology II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of General Biology I and provides information and laboratory techniques to help students understand the origin and diversity of life, and the structure, function, and ecology of organisms.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1110 
  
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    BIOL 1230 Microbiology

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides a study of microorganisms with emphasis on their relationship to pathogenesis, disease prevention and principles of immunology. Included are basic laboratory techniques and procedures.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1010  or BIOL 1110  or BIOL 2010 
  
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    BIOL 1300 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This introductory course is designed to provide the basic foundation for successful comprehension of the human anatomy and physiology sequence of courses required for Health Sciences majors. Emphasis is placed upon the vocabulary, morphology, and functions of the systems of the human body. This course is recommended for all students lacking high school biology. This course is not credited toward majors in sciences or Allied Health.

    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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    BIOL 1301 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of BIOL 1300 . Emphasis is placed upon the vocabulary, anatomy and physiology of the following human body systems: endocrine, reproductive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, and urinary systems. Concepts also included are fluid electrolyte balance and acid-base homeostasis. This course is recommended for all students lacking high school biology. This course is not credited toward majors in the sciences of Allied Health.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1330 or BIOL 2010  or permission of the instructor.
    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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    BIOL 2010 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This is the first of a two-semester course sequence for students meeting Nursing and Allied Health curriculum requirements. Students will receive an overview of cell biology. Organization of the human body, tissues, the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous systems and special senses will be covered. Students with a weak biological sciences background are encouraged to take BIOL 1300 , or BIOL 1010 .

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 , READ 0810 and MATH 0530 or equivalent.
  
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    BIOL 2020 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a continuation of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I. Students will study the structure and function of the endocrine, reproductive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, and urinary systems. Fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis are also included.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010 
  
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    BIOL 2230 General Microbiology

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a general microbiology course designed to familarize students with the biology of microorganisms and the laboratory techniques necessary for identifying well-described microbes. The course includes advances in microbiology research and microbial diversity.  It stresses microbial roles in biogeochemical cycling of elements in nature and the global importance of microorganisms. It deals with interactions among viruses, bacteria and macro organisms and promotes a balanced view of benefical versus harmful effects of microorganisms on environmental and human health and society. Laboratory sessions are run independently using hands-on experience and contemporary techniques in growing and observing microorganisms.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1110  and CHEM 1110  

Biotechnology

  
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    BIOT 1010 Introduction to Biotechnology

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    Includes career exploration, history, and applications of DNA/ RNA technology, molecular biology, bioethics, radiation safety, and laboratory practices. Laboratory exercises, field trips, and demonstrations illustrate the basic techniques of biotechnology, including fundamental concepts like the metric system, equipment safety, chemical nomenclature, states of matter, and solution concentrations.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1110  or permission of instructor.
    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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    BIOT 1050 Critical Thinking

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course examines strategies to develop critical thinking skills. Topics covered include recognizing and analyzing arguments, claims and conclusions, assumptions, looking at evidence, and problem solving. All of these areas will be applied to scientific scenarios. This class is required for both concentrations (Biotechnology and Forensic Science) of the Biotechnology Technician Program, and recommended for all students in science or health science fields.

    This course does not fulfill any Natural Science General Education requirements, and 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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    BIOT 1610 Introduction to Forensic Science Technology

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course examines the basic principles and techniques of forensic sciences. Topics include the roles and responsibility of collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes. The steps involved in the legal and laboratory investigation of injury and death, beginning at the crime scene and extending through judicial proceedings. This course is designed for biotechnology technicians, forensic science technicians, law enforcement and others with interests in forensic sciences.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOT 1010 , BIOL 1110 , MATH 1530  and admission to the Biotechnology Program, or permission of instructor.
    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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    BIOT 2410 Biotechnology Techniques I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    An introduction to the theory and practice of basic laboratory techniques in molecular biology with an emphasis on basic laboratory functions and techniques. Proteins, gene expression, and regulation, immunochemistry, and cell culture will also be covered. This is a two-semester project-oriented course applying the fundamental DNA and protein manipulation techniques used in biotechnology/molecular biology research-oriented laboratories in academia and industry.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOT 1010 , BIOL 1230  (prerequisite or co requisite), admission to Biotechnology Technician Program, or permission of instructor.
    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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    BIOT 2420 Biotechnology Techniques II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The second semester of a two-semester project-oriented course applying the fundamental DNA and protein manipulation techniques used in biotechnology/molecular biology research oriented laboratories in academia and industry. This course concentrates on DNA structure and function and the techniques of DNA analysis, including cloning, restriction digests, and polymerase chain reactions.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOT 2410  or permission of instructor.
    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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    BIOT 2430 Biotechnology Techniques III

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The third semester of techniques classes focuses on the fundamentals of the biochemistry laboratory. This course concentrates on the use of biochemical methods for analyzing solutions with spectrophotometry, centrifugation, chromatography, and electrophoresis.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOT 2420  or permission of instructor.
    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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    BIOT 2450 Biotechnology Internship

    5 Credit Hour(s)
    An experience external to the college for a student in a specialized field, involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business, industry or research facility. Mentored by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOT 2410  and BIOT 2420 , or permission of the instructor.
    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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    BIOT 2460 Advanced Topics in Biotechnology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers information about regulatory agencies, good lab, clinical and manufacturing practices (GxP), institutional committees, quality control, management styles, lab hygiene, safety and identifying hazards related to working in a laboratory setting. This course is required for students in the traditional Biotechnology track, and is recommended for all students who will work in a laboratory.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Biotechnology Technician program or permission of the Biotechnology Technician program coordinator.
  
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    BIOT 2610 Forensic Science Techniques I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course examines the complex principles and techniques of forensic sciences. Topics include the roles and responsibility of collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes, calculating bullet trajectories, and computerized fingerprint and DNA analyses. The course includes evaluation of toxins, residues, organic and inorganic crime scene samples with advanced laboratory instrumentation (HPLC, GC, and Mass Spectrometry). This course is designed for biotechnology technicians, forensic science technicians, law enforcement and others with interests in forensic sciences.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOT 1610  or the permission of instructor.
    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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    BIOT 2620 Forensic Science Techniques II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course examines the complex principles and techniques of forensic sciences. Topics include the roles and responsibility of collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes. The course specifically deals with evidence collection from the crime scene victim and introduces the criminal investigative methods required for Taphonomy. The course will review the basic applications of the biological, physical, chemical, medical and behavioral sciences to questions of evidence and law. In doing so, students should gain a basic understanding of the capabilities and limitations of the forensic sciences as they are presently practiced. This course is designed for biotechnology technicians, forensic science technicians, law enforcement and others with interests in forensic sciences.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOT 2610  or permission of instructor.
    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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    BIOT 2650 Forensic Science Internship

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    An experience external to the college, for a student in a specialized field, involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business, industry or research facility. Mentored by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOT 1610  and BIOT 2610 , or permission of instructor.
    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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    BIOT 2990 Special Topics in Biotechnology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an in-depth study of selected biotechnology topics designed to reinforce basic knowledge and build skills applicable to the field.


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    BUSN 1300 Personal Finance

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course helps student to define an reach personal financial goals. Topics may include: planning, budgeting, taxes, credit, housing, insurance, investing, and retirement planning.

  
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    BUSN 1304 Principles of Banking

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This introductory course presents commercial banking as an industry and an occupation. Bank functions, services, and job opportunities are presented in a broad and descriptive perspective.

    Prerequisite(s): LPM 0700, LPW 0700, LPR 0700
    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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    BUSN 1305 Introduction to Business

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to the business environment. Topics may include business ownership and organization, management, business ethics, accounting, economics, finance, and business careers.

  
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    BUSN 1306 Money and Banking

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    What is money? From where does money come? How and why do we use money? These questions and the role of commercial banks, other financial intermediaries, and the Federal Reserve System are all addressed.

    Prerequisite(s): LPM 0700, LPW 0700, LPR 0700
    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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    BUSN 1307 Introduction to Quality

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers major approced to quality assurance and productivity management including the Deming, the Juan, the Ishikawa, and the Crosby approaches. Readings and discussions on these philosophies are an integral part of the course. Introduction to the tools and methods of quality improvement is provided.

    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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    BUSN 1308 Bank Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    New trends that have emerged in the philosophy and practice of bank management are presented. Additionally, the study and application of banking principles provide new and experienced bankers with a working knowledge of contemporary bank management. Case studies are used to supplement the textbook.

    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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    BUSN 1315 Leadership

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this course, different frameworks of leadership are examined. Students will identify common elements among different frameworks such as vision statements, team building, goal-setting, decision-making, and empowering others. Students will also identify processes for ethical reasoning and establish the foundation of a personal leadership philosophy.

  
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    BUSN 1320 Business Calculations

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of the application of mathematics to solve problems related to routine business operations. Topics may include taxes and insurances, consumer credit, retail applications, investments, financial statement ratios, payroll and introductory statistics. It covers a wide spectrum of basic business mathematic applications, placing every concept in the context of a relevant business example.

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 1305 or equivalent and MATH 0820 or equivalent
  
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    BUSN 1330 Entrepreneurship

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course explores the strategies necessary to start and operate a business. Topics may include development of a business plan and strategies in marketing, management, finance, accounting, customer service, and operations.

  
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    BUSN 1340 Small Business Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of the techniques of organizing and operating a small business. which may include development of the business plan, finance options, ,management of human resources, the firm’s assets & risk, global opprotunities, and exit strategies.

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 1305 or MGMT 1000
  
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    BUSN 1360 Software Applications for Business

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of computer applications emphasizing business problem solving and communication designed to support the achievement of basic computer skill proficiency through case-based reasoning and the use of common technology tools found in the business environment. Students will use critical thinking skills to review relevant business cases, attempt to solve modern problems, and propose solutions.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1010  and BUSN 2330  
  
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    BUSN 1931 Business Co-Op I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This work experience affords the student participation in the employer/employee relationship and on-the-job experience with public and private businesses or governmental agencies. Being an intergral part of the work environment, the student encounters the true meaning of work, experiences the physical and psychological security work provides, and should gain an appreciation of the impact work 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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    BUSN 1932 Business Co-Op II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This work experience affords the student participation in the employer/employee relationship and on-the-job experience with public and private businesses or governmental agencies. Being an integral part of the work environment, the student encounters the true meaning of work, experiences the physical and psychological security work provides, and should gain an appreciation of the impact work 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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    BUSN 1933 Business Co-Op III

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This work experience affords the student participation in the employer/employee relationship and on-the-job experience with public and private businesses or governmental agencies. Being an integral part of the work environment, the student encounters the true meaning of work, experiences the physical and psychological security work provides, and should gain an appreciation of the impact work 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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    BUSN 2300 Business Ethics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces basic ethical theories and value systems and applies these perspectives to moral issues, problems, and situations which arise within business environment.

  
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    BUSN 2310 Business Statistics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course examines basic statistical theories, concepts, and techniques and their applications in business.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 0820
  
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    BUSN 2312 Using Internet for Business

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course explores how the Internet is being utilized by today’s organizations, both private and public, in the performance of business activities. Students cover basic Internet terminology and concepts, and then, through directed activities and independent projects, learn valuable skills to make business decisions. Topics covered include Intranets, ‘Net and E-Commerce.

  
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    BUSN 2318 Intro to MIS

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to teach students how MIS concepts are applied in a business environment. An introductory framework that stresses the most current and common business applications of technology is developed through case studies and projects. Topics covered include: hardware and software, business data communications, strategic uses of information systems, and how information systems can solve day-to- day business problems.

    Prerequisite(s): MIS 2749
  
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    BUSN 2319 Supply Chain Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    The objective of this course is for each student to know the elements of Supply Chain Management, including, but not limited to the following areas: supply chain management and logistics strategy, supply chain management and logistics in a competitive context, customer service, functional excellence, supply chain techniques to achieve excellence, and future supply chain trends and issues.

    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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    BUSN 2320 Business Finance

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course examines financial principles, which may include financial statement analysis, risk and return relationships, time value od money, valuatiion of assets, capital budgeting, and working capital management.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1010 OR ACCT 1210
    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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    BUSN 2321 Principles of Risk and Insurance

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Nature and handling of risk in personal and business situations are covered in this course. Emphasis is placed on life and health exposures to loss.

    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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    BUSN 2324 Investments

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    An introduction to the various investments instruments available: equities (stock), debt (bonds, mortgage-backed), investment companies (mutual funds), and derivatives (futures, options, indexes). Includes an examination of the mechanics of the marketplace and the various sources and types of financial information. There will be a discussion of fundamental and technical analysis. Also, the student will be introduced to the basics of international investing and portfolio management theory.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 0530, ENGL 0810, and READ 0810 or equivalent, BUSN 1305
    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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    BUSN 2330 Principles of Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of management through analysis of the functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling.

  
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    BUSN 2332 Managing for Quality

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers process analysis and control systems, problem solving techniques, and the body of knowledge for the Certification for Quality Manager Exam (CQM). A methodolgy for implementing Total Quality is also discussed.

    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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    BUSN 2334 Warehouse Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course offers theories of warehousing systems, documentation, layout, inventory management, materials handling, hazardous materials storage and shipping and receiving fundamentals.

    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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    BUSN 2336 Strategic Planning

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to strategic planning with an emphasis on the integration of quality as an integral part of that plan. Included is a study of how Cost of Quality systems can point the way to problem areas. Emphasis is placed on the link between strategic planning and leadership and customer and market focus.

    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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    BUSN 2338 Project Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to increase project success for both new and experienced Project Managers. It presents a proven, customizable, best practices approach and provides a practical set of management tools, templates and techniques for planning, scheduling and controlling project activities to meet project performance, cost, and time activities.

    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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    BUSN 2340 Human Resource Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of principles of human resource management, which may include equal employment law and the recruitment, selection, and development of the human resources.

  
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    BUSN 2350 Organizational Behavior

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course examines the importance of understanding human relations in the workplace and developing the skills necessary to foster more effective communication and motivation.

  
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    BUSN 2352 Labor Management Relations

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    The history of the American labor movement, wage policy, productivity, collective bargaining, labor mobility, and government regulations of management and unions are explored.

    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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    BUSN 2354 Compensation Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers the four basic policies that every employer must consider in managing compensation: 1) internal consistency; 2) external competitiveness; 3) employee contributions; and 4) administration of the pay system. The integrating of these four factors plus compliance, the government’s role in compensation, pay discrimination, managing the system, and the role unions play in salary administration are discussed.

    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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    BUSN 2360 International Business

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a survey of the major issues associated with conducting international business. It provides students and understanding of the growing global marketplace.

    Prerequisite(s): READ 0810  or equivalent, ENGL 0810 or equivalent, BUSN 1305
    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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    BUSN 2361 Introduction to Importing and Customhouse Brokerage

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces and examines the concepts and mechanics involved in importing merchandise into the United States. This course focus will be on the preparation of the necessary documentation in Customs Brokerage process. Course content will also address aspects relating to the legal and commercial entities involved in the process. Topics include U.S. Customs, importers, brokers, modes of transportation, automation, documents, cargo release, and entry issues.

    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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    BUSN 2362 Principles of Classification

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Principles of Classification provides a detailed study of each chapter of the Harmonized Tariff Schedules used to enter imported mechandise into the U.S. and determine duty rates. Students will learn about the laws and regulations concerning the use of the HTSUS as well as receive proactical exercises on each of the 99 chapters Chapters, General, Chapter, Section and Explanatory Notes.

    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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    BUSN 2364 Introduction to Customs Valuation

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed for the accurate appraisement of merchandise for Customs purposes. The emphasis is on a detailed study of 19 CFR 152, which contains the rules for imported goods for U.S. Customs under the Department of the Treasury.

    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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    BUSN 2366 Customs Modernization Act

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to use the Modernization Act by the U.S. Customs Service in a comprehensive effort to streamlne and automate commercial operations. It presents the methods for importers and brokerage management to improve compliace with Customs laws and regulations.

    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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    BUSN 2368 U.S. Customs Regulations

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides a detailed review of the key regulations probided in Title 19 of the Code of the Federal Regulations (19 CFR). Title 19 of the CFR contains the rules that are enforced by Customs and by which importers and customhouse brokers must operate their business.

    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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    BUSN 2370 Legal Environment of Business

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a study of the principles of the American legal system as they relate to the conduct of business in our society.

  
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    BUSN 2380 Principles of Marketing

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of basic marketing principles and practices, including the selection of target markets and the development of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place of distribution).

    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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