May 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

French

  
  • FREN 1010 Elementary French I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Elementary French I introduces students to the basic elements of the French language, including practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students learn to carry on simple conversations in the present, past, and simple future tenses.

    Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 0820 and READ 0820 or equivalent
  
  • FREN 1020 Elementary French II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course continues the basic study of French, including practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students read and write basic everyday French and carry on conversations on everyday subjects.

    Prerequisite(s): FREN 1010 
  
  • FREN 2010 Intermediate French I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This sophomore-level language course includes practicing oral skills, building vocabulary, and reading French literature with relative ease.

    Prerequisite(s): FREN 1020 
  
  • FREN 2020 Intermediate French II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a continuation of Intermediate French I. It focuses on developing more in-depth language use.

    Prerequisite(s): FREN 2010 

Funeral Service Education

  
  • FSED 1010 History and Sociology of Funeral Service

    3 Credit Hour(s)

    This course surveys funeral and burial customs associated with the beliefs and practices in various cultures from the early Egyptians to present day. In addition, the general principles related to customs, religions, human relations, social behavior, and their influences on funeral practices will be examined.

    Successful completion of this course is required for subsequent enrollment in all FSED courses in the AAS/FSED program.

    Prerequisite(s):

    Admission to AAS/FSE Program, READ 0810  or Equivalent and ENGL 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.

  
  • FSED 1020 Dynamics of Grief Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces the primary duties and responsibilities of the funeral director. Special emphasis is placed on the funeral director’s role in working with the family of the decedent, as they select options for funeral rites, ceremonies, and committal services. Legal and ethical obligations, as well as the value of effective communication skills, are also examined.

    Prerequisite(s):

    Admission to AAS/FSE Program, PSYC 1030   and FSED 1010  
    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.

  
  • FSED 1030 Funeral Directing

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces the primary duties and responsibilities of the funeral director. Special emphasis is placed on the funeral director’s role in working with the family of the decedent, as they select options for funeral rites, ceremonies, and committal services. Legal and ethical obligations, as well as the value of effective communication skills, are also examined.

    Prerequisite(s):

    Admission to AAS/FSE Program and FSED 1010 .
    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.

  
  • FSED 1040 Funeral Directing Practicum

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    Funeral Directing Practicum I is a course that introduces the practical aspects of funeral home operations, which includes local, state, and federal laws as they pertain to funeral service. In addition, students will participate in funeral arranging, funeral directing, and committal service procedures. All funeral directing functions will be performed under the direct supervision of a licensed funeral director and the Southwest Tennessee Community College Funeral Service Education faculty. Additional hours required.

    Prerequisite(s):

    Admission to AAS/FSE Program and FSED 1010  .
    Corequisite(s): FSED 1030  
    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.

  
  • FSED 1060 Mortuary Law and Ethics

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces legal and ethical issues in the funeral service profession. This includes the sources of business law, mortuary law, rights and duties regarding disposition of dead bodies, state and federal regulation of funeral homes, funeral directors and cemeteries, probate law, and funeral professional ethics.

    Prerequisite(s):

    Admission to AAS/FSE Program and FSED 1010  
    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.

  
  • FSED 1070 Funeral Service Merchandising

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces the practical aspects of product knowledge and merchandising for caskets, outer burial containers, and other related funeral service merchandise.

    Prerequisite(s):

    Admission to AAS/FSE Program and FSED 1010  
    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.

  
  • FSED 1080 Chemistry of Funeral Service

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides a survey of the basic principles of chemistry as they relate to Funeral Service. The focus is on the chemical principles and interactions involved in sanitation, disinfection, public health, and embalming practice.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1010  
    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.
  
  • FSED 2010 Funeral Home Management

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    Funeral Home Management is a course that introduces management principles for funeral home operations.  This includes human resources, financial, marketing, facilities, and office management as well as their application to the small business environment.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to AAS/FSE Program and FSED 1010  
    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.
  
  • FSED 2020 Embalming I

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will provide discussion of the theoretical aspects of embalming, as well as examining the purpose and need for embalming, types of death, signs of death, tests for death, postmortem changes, ethics of embalming, chemical and physical changes,  formulating chemical solutions, and selection and raising of vessels.

    Prerequisite(s):

    Admission to AAS/FSE Program, BIOL BIOL 2010  and FSED 1010  .
    Corequisite(s): FSED 2030  
    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.

  
  • FSED 2030 Embalming Practicum I

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course applies the theoretical aspects of an embalming operation. All embalming operations are performed under the direct supervision and instruction of a licensed embalmer and the Southwest Tennessee Community College Funeral Service Education faculty. Additional hours required.

    Prerequisite(s):

     Admission to AAS/FSE Program, BIOL 2010  and FSED 1010  
    Corequisite(s): FSED 2020  
    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.

  
  • FSED 2040 Embalming II

    2 Credit Hour(s)

    This course illustrates the advanced theoretical aspects of embalming and is a continuation of FSED 2020 – Embalming I.  Special emphasis is placed on the principles and techniques of embalming, which includes case analysis, methods of injection and drainage, cavity embalming, and special problem cases.

     

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to AAS/FSED Program, FSED 2020  and FSED 2030  
    Corequisite(s): FSED 2050   and FSED 2060  
    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.

  
  • FSED 2050 Embalming Practicum II

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course illustrates the advanced theoretical aspects of embalming and is a continuation of FSED 2020 – Embalming I. Special emphasis is placed on the principles and techniques of embalming, which includes case analysis, methods of injection and drainage, cavity embalming, and special problem cases.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to AAS/FSE Program; FSED 2020  and  FSED 2030  
    Corequisite(s): FSED 2040   and FSED 2060  
    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.
  
  • FSED 2060 Restorative Art

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course prepares the student to recognize and apply the various restorative and cosmetology techniques used in the restoration of the deceased.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to AAS/FSE Program, FSED 2020  and FSED 2030  
    Corequisite(s):

     FSED 2040  and FSED 2050  
    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.

  
  • FSED 2070 Microbiology and Pathology for Funeral Service

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces the principles of microbiology and pathology, especially as they can be applied to the embalming and restorative art processes. Special emphasis will be placed on tissue pathology and major causative agents of death.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the AAS/FSED Program and BIOL 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.
  
  • FSED 2080 Funeral Service Seminar

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    Comprehensive preparation for and completion of the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Board, Inc. National Board Examination (NBE).

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to AAS/FSED Program
    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.
  
  • FSED 2100 Anatomy for Funeral Service

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides a study of the human body with particular emphasis on those systems providing the foundation for embalming, pathology, public health and restorative arts.

    Prerequisite(s): FSED 1010  
    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.

Gen Ed Electives Groups

  
  • Communications Courses Gen Ed Elective

    3 Credit Hour(s)


    Courses that satisfy this requirement include:

         ENGL 1010  

         ENGL 1020  

         COMM 2025  

  
  • History Course Gen Ed Elective

    3 Credit Hour(s)


    Courses that satisfy this requirement include:

         HIST 2310  

         HIST 2320  

         HIST 2010  

         HIST 2020  

  
  • Humanities Course Gen Ed Elective

    3 Credit Hour(s)


    Courses that satisfy the Humanities and/or Fine Arts requirement include:

         ENGL 2110                             ART 1035  

         ENGL 2120                             MUS 1030  

         ENGL 2130                             THEA 1030  

         ENGL 2210                             ENGL 2860  

         ENGL 2220                             PHIL 1030  

         ENGL 2310                             PHIL 1040  

         ENGL 2330                             PHIL 2030  

         ENGL 2320  

         ENGL 2055  

        

  
  • Mathematics Course Gen Ed Elective

    3 - 4 Credit Hour(s)


     

     Mathematics courses that satisfy this requirement include:

              MATH 1010  

              MATH 1410 *

              MATH 1530  

              MATH 1630  

              MATH 1710  

              MATH 1830  

              MATH 1910  

    *Number Concepts for Teachers fulfills the general education requirement only for students in programs that also require Geometry Concepts for Teachers. These programs are A.S - Teaching, UPAA - Education and UPAS - Early Childhood Education.

  
  
  

Geography

  
  • GEOG 1030 Cultural Geography

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course surveys the interrelationships of spatial location and the major cultures of both developing and industrialized nations of the world.

  
  • GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course surveys the interrelationships of spatial location and the major cultures of both developing and industrialized nations of the world. The course examines the geographical characteristics, economics, religions, and philosophies of diverse populations unique to the major geographic regions of the world.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 , READ 0810 ,  or equivalent

Geography: TN eCampus

  
  • GEOG 1012 Cultural Geography

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Studies human and environmental interaction within a given area and its cultural characteristics such as language, religion, politics, urbanization, and economics.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810  and READ 0810  or equivalent test scores
  
  • GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    World Regional Geography (GEOG 105) is a survey of the developed and developing regions of the world. Regional cohesion and differentiation will result from the concepts of space/location, place, human environment interaction, movement/diffusion, and regions.


Geology: TN eCampus

  
  • GEOL 1030 Survey of Geology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of the composition of rocks, minerals, landscape development, earthquakes, the earth’s interior and exterior weather and climate, the nature of mountains and their development, and the drift of the continental and ocean crusted plates.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 READ 0810 , Math Learning Support or equivalent test scores

Graphic Arts Technology

  
  • GART 1000 Introduction to Graphic Arts

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This class will focus on basic navigation in the Macintosh: the desktop, mouse, keyboard, windows, menus, a detailed examination of memory, storage, networking, aliases and file operations. The Macintosh OS, file management and formats will also be covered, as well as techniques for solving common software and hardware problems. The class will also include business issues relevant to the graphic arts industry, including copyright law and other legal issues, ethics, pricing and marketing artwork, trade customs and professional business practices. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    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.
  
  • GART 1002 Typography

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This class will focus on the fundamentals of visual design, layout and mechanical reproduction of printed communications. Topics will include a historical overview of typography and printing, basic principles of composition, a study of type and its architecture, non-digital mechanical preparation, mounting and presentation techniques, and graphic arts terminology, as well as a brief introduction to electronic prepress production. Emphasis will be placed on using graphics and typography to effectively communicate a clear message through class projects, discussion and critique.

    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.
  
  • GART 1004 Two-Dimensional Layout and Design

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to visual design principles using line, value, texture, form, space, and composition. Students will develop basic hand skills, visual perception, and visual problem solving skills using a variety of tools, materials and techniques, and through class discussion and critique.

    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.
  
  • GART 1005 Creativity and Idea Development

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This class will focus on the fundamentals of creative brainstorming and application of creativity in the graphic design process. Topics will include brainstorming techniques along with a variety of assignments to form a truly inspired design. Emphasis will be placed on using graphics and typography to effectively communicate a clear message through class projects, discussion and critique.

    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.
  
  • GART 1040 Pixel Imaging I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Introduction to photographic image editing and manipulation using Adobe Photoshop. Emphasis is placed on desktop scanning basics, color correction and electronic photo retouching, image manipulation, painting using channels and layers. Topics include image and output resolution, working with clipping paths and using channels and layers. Mastering selection, painting, and editing tools is a basic for this course. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1000  and ART 1045  
    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.
  
  • GART 1060 Graphic Arts Terminology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers terminology and production methodology used in the Graphic Arts. Students will be exposed to various topics including history, printing, type, paper, ink, resolutions, halftone screening, and preparing files for production output. This course will focus on prepress, but will also include multimedia terminology.

    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.
  
  • GART 1070 Vector Illustration I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course introduces computer illustration using vector-based editing software. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of object-oriented graphics, line art, and technical illustration by mastering the pen tool, using tracing templates, creating and editing display type and type outlines, working with 4-color process and custom spot color, and working with layers and masks. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1000  and ART 1045  
    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.
  
  • GART 1080 Media Integration I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will cover electronic prepress production of page layouts and documents. Emphasis is placed on mastering the basics of page layout including setting up master pages, importing and formatting text, using tabs and paragraph formats, and working with imported photos and art while learning to create forms, tables and multi-column, multi-page documents. Professional typography and typesetting techniques, file management and publishing excellence will be stressed. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1000  and ART 1045  
    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.
  
  • GART 1200 Digital Photography

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is photography for graphic artists and others who wish to produce digital photographs suitable for publishing or photo illustration work. This course will instruct students in the use of basic digital photographic equipment, including camera, lenses, lighting, meters, filters, and flashes. Instruction will include choosing a subject, composition, and lighting.

    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.
  
  • GART 1901 Technical Scholarship I

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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.
  
  • GART 1902 Technical Scholarship II

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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.
  
  • GART 1903 Technical Scholarship III

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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.
  
  • GART 1904 Technical Scholarship IV

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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.
  
  • GART 1905 Technical Scholarship V

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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.
  
  • GART 1906 Technical Scholarship VI

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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.
  
  • GART 1907 Technical Scholarship VII

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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.
  
  • GART 1908 Technical Scholarship VIII

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    The printing process traditional and electronic will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to various types of printing and printing prepress production techniques including trapping, stripping, halftones and 4-color process, line screens and resolution.

    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.
  
  • GART 1931 Co-Op Education I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In 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.

    Prerequisite(s): Co-op advisor’s 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.
  
  • GART 1932 Co-Op Education II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In 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.

    Prerequisite(s): Co-op advisor’s 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.
  
  • GART 1933 Co-Op Education III

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In 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.

    Prerequisite(s): Co-op advisor’s 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.
  
  • GART 1941 Co-Op Education IA

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    In 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.

    Prerequisite(s): Co-op advisor’s 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.
  
  • GART 1942 Co-Op Education IIA

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    In 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.

    Prerequisite(s): Co-op advisor’s 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.
  
  • GART 1943 Co-Op Education IIIA

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    In 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.

    Prerequisite(s): Co-op advisor’s 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.
  
  • GART 2040 Pixel Imaging II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an introduction to color theory and perception and the use of color in producing electronic images. Students compose original images as they learn advanced features of Adobe Photoshop. Emphasis is placed on using Photoshop techniques, creating corrected images, and mastering color control. Color theory and how we perceive color is explored in order to develop control over color correction. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1040  
    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.
  
  • GART 2070 Vector Illustration II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course builds on skills learned in GART 1070. Students will learn advanced features of vector imaging software and will also learn to create illustrations using a variety of programs. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1040 , GART 1070  
    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.
  
  • GART 2080 Media Integration II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Advanced methods in electronic prepress production of page layouts and documents are covered in this course. This is a project-based course that utilizes skills acquired in GART 1080 to create complex multi-page documents. Students will work with style sheets and master pages, learn to monitor font and picture usage, work with custom color specifications, and prepare documents for output to film. Emphasis will be placed on proofing, file troubleshooting, file management and production quality. Topics will include trapping, calibration, quality control, troubleshooting complex files and checking a customer’s file. Students will prepare files to go to film and color separations. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1040 , GART 1070 , GART 1080  
    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.
  
  • GART 2500 Introduction to Interactive Multimedia

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Introduction to interactive multimedia, theory and practice. Emphasis will be placed on conceptualizing and planning interactive multimedia projects, navigation, storyboard preparation and user interface design. Students will learn to produce and prepare graphics and animation, edit sound and script in an interactive program using Macromedia Director in combination with other programs. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1070  and GART 1040  
    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.
  
  • GART 2512 Web Media I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This class will cover production and placement of graphic images into electronic documents for display over the Internet. Students will be introduced to the World Wide Web (WWW) and basics of human interface design including creation and placement of icons, preparation of graphic files for use on the WWW including GIF, animated GIF, JPEG, and animated web graphic formats, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) tags for establishing links, and creating client-side image maps, tables and frames. Students will create and load a personal website for display over the Internet. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1000  
    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.
  
  • GART 2516 Video Editing I

    3 Credit Hour(s)


    This is an introduction to desktop post production for small and full screen viewing. Topics include storyboarding, preparation of video and graphic images for transfer to videotape and for use in multimedia presentations. Other topics are video editing, transitions, special effects, animation, and moving typography. Student will use video and still images to create QuickTime movies suitable for use in interactive multimedia production. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for the course.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

    • Edit Video
    • Edit and Mix Sound
    • Understand the use of Transitions
    • Create moving text
    • Create motion using still images
    • Use other special effects, create concept movie clips


    Prerequisite(s): GART 1040 , GART 1070  
    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.

  
  • GART 2520 3D Modeling

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a course in the creation and manipulation of 3D graphics. Topics covered include the accurate visualization and representation of 3D models, positioning objects in 3-space, light & shadow, positioning of lights and cameras, rendering, creation and application of textures, designing environments, planning and executing in 3D.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1040 , GART 1070 
    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.
  
  • GART 2522 Web Media II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a course in the production of animated graphics for display over the web. Topics covered include working with vector-based drawing tools, symbols, libraries, shape and motion tweening, frame-by-frame animation, buttons, movie clips, masks, working with multiple scenes, adding sound, adding actions to buttons and frames, links and embedding movies into a web page.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1070 , GART 2512  
    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.
  
  • GART 2526 Video Editing II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will address planning projects and using tools to create storyboards. Students learn to choose a proper workstation, camera, videotape, and light source that will produce the best video production. This course prepares students to do non-linear video editing and make audio adjustments in sound editing. Also, it will address different types of microphones. Students will learn how to create titles and use chroma and luminance keying to create a more professional product.

    Prerequisite(s): GART 1040 , GART 1070  and GART 2516 
    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.
  
  • GART 2530 GART Portfolio Practicum

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    In this course students develop and produce projects as they relate to the degree that they are graduating with. This will be achieved by displaying skills acquired in previous course work. All students will be required to produce both group and individual projects (either in digital or multimedia format). The development of a resume, personal business card and portfolio required of both disciplines for course completion. All work done in prior classes should, at this time, be refined and made portfolio ready. A final presentation of work must be presented to get credit for this course. One Macintosh computer per student is assigned for this course.

    Prerequisite(s): See prerequisites listed by concentration.

    • Graphic Arts Production Concentration:

    GART 1060 , GART 1080 , GART 2040 , GART 2070   

    • Interactive Multimedia Production Concentration:

    GART 1070 , GART 2040 , GART 2500 , GART 2516 , GART 2520 , GART 2522   
    Corequisite(s): See corequisites listed by concentration.

    • Graphic Arts Production Concentration:
    GART 1200  and GART 2080  
    • Interactive Multimedia Production Concentration:

    GART 1200  and GART 2526  
    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.

  
  • GART 2950 Graphic Arts Internship

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to give the student supervised work experience in a graphic arts production environment. There will be no fewer than 225 contact hours for the semester.

    Prerequisite(s): 12 credit hours in GART, 2.5 GPA, and department chair 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.

Health

  
  • HLTH 1050 Personal Health

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of personal health including mental health, hygiene, communicable disease, degenerative disease, nutrition, drug use/abuse, and other health related problems. It explores the principles and habits of wholesome living.

    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
  
  • HLTH 1100 Children’s Health

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is a study of children’s health as it relates to optimum growth and development individually and in group settings. Emphasis is on safe environments in the home, family, day care centers, and schools. It includes survey of prevention and control of childhood diseases, nutrition, parent and community education, state health regulations, and available health social 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
  
  • HLTH 2210 Health, First Aid and Safety

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course explores basic first aid and safety principles and focuses on providing emergency care and accident prevention training in personal, school, home, and family environments. CPR included.


Health and Fitness

  
  • HPER 1570 Wellness Perspectives

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course promotes individual responsibility for optimal well being, encompassing local and national health concerns, personal health risk factors, life-style behaviors and preventive health measures.

  
  • HPER 2480 Fundamentals of Baseball

    2 Credit Hour(s)
    This course explores the complexities of baseball. Emphasis is on discussions of fundamentals, teaching situations, history, and styles of plays.

    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

Health Information Technology: TN eCampus

  
  • HIMT 1300 Medical Terminology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A study of the language of medicine with emphasis on body systems, prefixes, suffixes, root terms, pronunciation and spelling.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 READ 0810 , and Math Learning Support or equivalent test scores
    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.
  
  • HIMT 1301 Introduction to Health Information Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of health information technology.  The development, content and management of the medical record will be explored as well as a basic overview of the healthcare delivery system.  Emphasis is placed on hospital and medical staff organization; patient record content; procedures in filing, numbering, and retention of patient records; quantitative analysis; release of patient information; forms control and design; indexes and registers; regulatory and accrediting agencies; and the transition to an electronic health record. 

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 READ 0810 , Math Learning Support, or equivalent test scores
    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.
  
  • HIMT 1302 Legal Aspects of Health Information Technology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an understanding of the legal principles that govern health information and the health record as a legal document. Emphasis is placed on key concepts including: the court system, medical staff, nursing staff, governing board and their functions and responsibilities. Confidentiality, release of information, informed consent, patient rights, record retention, and an in-depth review of HIPAA will be studied and practiced. Course focus includes current trends in health legislation such as healthcare fraud, federal and state required reporting.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 READ 0810 , and Math Learning Support or equivalent test scores
    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.
  
  • HIMT 1401 Fundamentals of Disease Processes

    4 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is an introduction to disease processes in the human body with emphasis on the etiology, signs, symptoms, diagnostic aids and findings, and treatment, including medications.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 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.
  
  • HIT 1010 Medical Terminology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A study of the language of medicine with emphasis on body systems, prefixes, suffixes, root terms, pronunciation and spelling. 

    Prerequisite(s): READ 0820 and MATH 0820 or equivalent.
  
  • HIT 1011 Introduction to Health Information Technology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of health information technology. The development, content and management of the medical record will be explored as well as a basic overview of the healthcare delivery system. Emphasis is placed on hospital and medical staff organization; patient record content; procedures in filing, numbering, and retention of patient records; quantitative analysis; release of patient information; forms control and design; indexes and registers; regulatory and accrediting agencies; and the transition to an electronic health record.

  
  • HIT 1110 Legal Aspects of Health Information

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an understanding of the legal principles that govern health information and the health record as a legal document. Emphasis is placed on key concepts including: the court system, medical staff, nursing staff, governing board, and their functions and responsibilities. Confidentiality, release of information, informed consent, patient rights, record retention, and an in-depth review of HIPAA will be studied and practiced. Course focus includes current trends in health legislation such as healthcare fraud, federal and state required reporting.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to HIT program or permission of program director.
  
  • HIT 1120 Fundamentals of Disease Processes

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    An introduction to disease processes in the human body with emphasis on the etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic aids and findings, and treatment, including medications.

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 1010 
  
  • HIT 1140 Computer Applications in Health Information

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course instructs students on health data structure, content and standards; information and communication technologies including uses of hardware, software, spreadsheets, databases, networks, electronic health records, personal health records, data storage and retrieval, data security; selection and implementation of healthcare information systems. The student will utilize several different software applications related to health records including spreadsheets, database applications, electronic health records, chart deficiencies, master patient index, chart locator, abstracting, and release of information software.

    Prerequisite(s): All developmental courses, computer literacy Class, HIT 1010 , HIT 1010 , BIOL 2010  , and BIOL 2011
  
  • HIT 2110 Management and Supervision in Health Information

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A study of supervisory and management functions with focus on planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling in healthcare organizations. Special emphasis will study managerial techniques to supervise, motivate, counsel, lead, train, and communicate with staff in health information services.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to HIT program or permission of program director.
  
  • HIT 2120 Healthcare Statistics and Reporting

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course instructs students in health data collection, commonly used healthcare statistical computations and interpretation, presentation and reporting of data, indices, databases and registries along with statistics computed for daily operations of the health information management department. This course also includes basic research principles along with purpose of Institutional Review Board and its role in research.

  
  • HIT 2130 CPT Coding

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course covers the basic principles of coding with Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system including structure and rules. Instruction will also be given in use of HCPCS Level II coding including structure and rules. The use of these coding systems will be studied as they are used in reporting of reimbursable medical services and procedures performed by physicians.

    Prerequisite(s): All developmental study courses (if required); High level computer class; HIT 1130.
  
  • HIT 2140 Professional Practice Experience I

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Emphasis is placed on providing opportunities for students to relate classroom theory to actual functions of health information, such as assembly and record analysis; medicolegal procedures; information retention; filing and retrieval; and the use of technology. Students will meet objectives through assignment to a health care facility or through the use of virtual simulation projects.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to HIT Program; HIT 1110  and 1130.
  
  • HIT 2210 Healthcare Quality Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
  
  • HIT 2220 Healthcare Reimbursement Methodologies

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on advanced topics in healthcare reimbursement. One module is an introduction to claims filing and processing, third party payers, physician office management. The second module focuses on principles of healthcare reimbursement including health insurance plans, government-sponsored healthcare programs, managed care plans, fee schedules, resource based relative value system for physician payment and prospective payment for various inpatient settings.

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 2220
  
  • HIT 2230 Advanced Coding and Classification Systems

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course focuses on advanced topics in diagnosis and procedural coding including ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS. The course will concentrate on official coding guidelines, sequencing skills and use of ICD-9-CM in healthcare reimbursement as well as prospective payment system theory and methodology. The course will include practice in coding and optimization techniques using both case studies and actual health records and computerized coding and grouping software.

    Prerequisite(s): All developmental study courses; HIT 1010  and HIT 1011 ; BIOL 2010  and 2011
  
  • HIT 2240 Professional Practice Experience II

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    The professional practice experience provides students the chance to enhance professional skills, experience the structure and dynamics of health information services, and to establish a network for future employment opportunities. Simulated and/or onsite experiences afford the student the opportunity to apply knowledge in the Health Information Management practice in acute care settings.

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 2130 ; HIT 2140 
    Prerequisite or Corequisite: HIT 2210 ; HIT 2220 ; HIT 2230 .

  
  • HIT 2250 Seminar in Health Information Technology

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    A capstone course of research and testing based on all domains and knowledge clusters of the HIT curriculum to prepare the student for national certification.

    Prerequisite(s): HIT 2140 

History

  
  • HIST 2010 Early United States History

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Students study the history of the United States from discovery to the end of political reconstruction.

    Prerequisite(s):   and   or equivalent
  
  • HIST 2020 Modern United States History

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Students study the history of the United States from 1877 to the present.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
  • HIST 2060 African-American History

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course surveys the African-American experience from the African background to the present.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 , or equivalent
  
  • HIST 2310 Early World History

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    The course traces forms of civilizations from beginnings to 1500.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent
  
  • HIST 2320 Modern World History

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    The course traces forms of civilizations from 1500 to the present.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 0810 and READ 0810 or equivalent

History: TN eCampus

  
  • HIST 220 African American History

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course will examine this history of Africans and their descendants in the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present, investigating topics from emancipation to the ongoing struggle for Civil Rights. Connections between this history and the issues and concerns facing all Americans in the present will be explored. This course may be used as a Social Science elective. Students will be asked to acquire factual information, but the mere memorization of facts is less important than the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of those historical facts.

    Prerequisite(s):   and   or acceptable placement score
  
  • HIST 2030 Tennessee History

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    Survey of the state’s history from its beginnings to the present; consideration of its social development, population, economy, political life, and geography.


Honors

  
  • HONR 1110 Honors Inquiry

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This is a seminar course for honors and specially admitted students and uses modes of inquiry from the various disciplines. Students will explore with a professor, the community, and visiting guest lecturers a selected theme. The process of reflecting, researching, analyzing, evaluating, and presenting is as important as the content. Each student will complete a thematic inquiry project and publicly present it to the college community during Honors Week.

    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

Hospitality Management

  
  • HMGT 1020 Fundamentals of Guest Service in the Hospitality Industry

    1 Credit Hour(s)
    Students will learn the importance of outstanding guest service in successful hospitality operations. We will examine topics such as the importance of knowledge of the local area to make recommendations to guests, guest service recovery, and the importance of the individual interacting with guests in creating memorable experiences.

    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.
  
  • HMGT 1030 Introduction to Hospitality Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course provides an orientation to the hospitality industry. This includes an introduction to the structure of lodging food service, and tourism organizations, the role of lodging departments, the future of the industry and career opportunities. Course structure includes lecture, projects, discussion, and guest speakers to learn about opportunities, trends and organizations in the hospitality field. This course has a writing emphasis and will require numerous small written assignments and a minimum of one project or a term paper for understanding and further study of the industry.

    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
  
  • HMGT 1040 Hotel, Lodging and Housekeeping Management

    3 Credit Hour(s)
    This course examines both the operation of a rooms department of a typical full service or selective service facility and the theoretical applications of all revenue center operations including yield management and other vital hotel functions, with emphasis on the control function of management.

    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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