Jul 19, 2024  
Butler Community College 2019-20 Catalog 
    
Butler Community College 2019-20 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Biological Science

  
  • BI 101. Biological Vocabulary


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to gain knowledge of common biological terminology by pronouncing, spelling and defining approximately 300 general biology words.



  
  • BI 110. General Biology


    Credits: 5
    This course will enable the student to apply basic biological principles to relevant situations in his/her daily life. The student will apply the scientific process to problem solving and deductive reasoning to analyze and interpret observations. This course is not intended for biology majors. (BIO1010)



  
  • BI 215. Majors Biology 1 (Cell)


    Credits: 5
    This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of basic biological chemistry; cell structure and function; cell metabolism, including cellular respiration and photosynthesis; classical genetics, including cell reproduction and inheritance processes; molecular genetics, including nucleic acid and protein processes and regulation; and the evolutionary processes of cells. (BIO1020)



  
  • BI 218. Spring Wildflower and Weed Identification


    Credits: 2
    This course will enable the student to recognize and identify by common and scientific name many local species of native plants that mostly bloom during the Spring season. The student will be introduced to some of the ecological and ethno-botanical roles played by various Spring wildflowers and weeds.



  
  • BI 220. Majors Biology 2 (Organisms)


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): BI 215  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to develop knowledge of the biology of plants and animals, the evolutionary processes of organisms, and the principles of ecological interactions among organisms and their environments. (BIO1030)



  
  • BI 226. Anatomy and Physiology 1


    Credits: 4
    This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of the principles in structure and function of the human body systems. The student will study basic chemistry, cells, tissues, and the following body systems: skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine. The student will participate in three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. This is one semester of a two-semester course. This course must be taken in addition to BI 227  to be equivalent to BI 240 . This course is an intermediate study designed primarily for pre-professional students in health-related fields. The department highly recommends AH 201  with C or better. (BIO2030)



  
  • BI 227. Anatomy and Physiology 2


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): BI 226   with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of the principles in structure and function of the human body systems. The student will study basic chemistry, cells, tissues, and these body systems: integumentary, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive. The student will participate in three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. This is one semester of a two-semester course. This course must be taken in addition to BI 226  to be equivalent to BI 240. Anatomy and Physiology . This course is an intermediate study designed primarily for pre-professional students in health-related fields. The department highly recommended AH 201  with a C or better. (BIO2030)



  
  • BI 228. Summer Wildflower & Weed Identification


    Credits: 2
    This course will enable the student to recognize and identify by common and scientific name many local species of “wildflowers and weeds” that only bloom during the summer season. The student will accomplish this by sensorial observation of each plant’s unique physical appearance, habitat, and range, and using appropriate field guides and dichotomous identification keys. The student will also learn the ecological role various summer wildflowers and weeds play in their local biome and how native and pioneer Americans used these summer wildflowers and weeds as sources of food, medicines, fabrics, building materials, etc.



  
  • BI 231. Pathophysiology


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): BI 240 , or BI 226  and BI 227  all with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of the concepts of pathophysiology including inflammation and healing, immune responses, fluid/electrolyte imbalances, pain, neoplasms and genetics. The student will apply these underlying concepts to explore the pathophysiology, etiology, clinical manifestations and treatments of common disorders in major body systems.



  
  • BI 232. Human Anatomy


    Credits: 4
    This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of the principles and structures of the human body systems. The student will study cells, tissues, and the following body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive. The student will participate in six hours of lecture/laboratory per week. This course is an intermediate study designed primarily for pre-professional students such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy. The learning outcomes and competencies detailed in this course outline meet or exceed the learning outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Groups project for this course as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents (Transfers as BIO2030).



  
  • BI 238. Fall Wildflower and Weed Identification


    Credits: 2
    This course will enable the student to recognize and identify by common and scientific name many local species of “wildflower and weeds” that only bloom during the fall season. The student will accomplish this by sensorial observation of each plant’s unique physical appearance, habitat, and range, and using appropriate field guides and dichotomous identification keys. The student will also learn the ecological role various fall wildflowers and weeds play in their local biome and how native and pioneer Americans used these fall wildflowers and weeds as sources of food, medicines, fabrics, building materials, etc.



  
  • BI 240. Anatomy and Physiology


    Credits: 5
    This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of the principles in structure and function of the human body systems. The student will study basic chemistry, cells, tissues, and these body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive. The student will participate in three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. This course is an intermediate study designed primarily for pre-professional students in health-related fields. The department highly recommends BI 050  and AH 201  with a C or better (BIO2020)



  
  • BI 245. Cadaver Dissection


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): BI 240  or equivalent with a grade of B or better.

     

    This course will enable the student to dissect a human cadaver and to identify the major visceral organs and structures.



  
  • BI 250. Microbiology


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): BI 240  (or BI 226  and BI 227 ) or BI 110  or BI 215  or BI 220  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to identify disease-causing microorganisms or agents and their role in the disease process, including principles of microbial cell structure, genetics, metabolism, immunity, and control. The student will also be able to demonstrate proficiency in standard laboratory techniques used in inoculation, isolation, incubation, inspection, and identification of bacteria which include the examination of fungi, protists, and parasitic worms. The student will demonstrate mechanisms in the prevention and treatment of infectious disease. The student will participate in three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week.



  
  • BI 262. Human Physiology


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): BI 232  and CH 110  with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in CH 110.

    This course will enable the student to develop an understanding of the principles and functions of the human body systems. The student will study functions of basic chemistry, cells, tissues, and the following body systems: muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive. The student will participate in six hours of lecture/laboratory per week. This course is an intermediate study designed primarily for pre-professional students such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy. The learning outcomes and competencies detailed in this course outline meet or exceed the learning outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Groups project for this course as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents (Transfers as BIO2030).




Biotechnology

  
  • BY 210. Laboratory Operations


    Credits: 4
    This course will enable the student to develop technical writing skills suited for the workplace and competent math skills to work with ratios, statistics and scientific notation. The student will record data properly in a lab notebook and to recognize compliance regulations for a biotechnology lab.



  
  • BY 225. Laboratory Safety


    Credits: 2
    Corequisite(s): BY 225. Laboratory Safety. 2. Concurrent enrollment in BY 210  and BY 226  or equivalent course offered by Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC).

    This course will enable the student gain knowledge of safety in the laboratory, including the secure use and handling of biological and chemical materials. The student will recognize safety procedures in Biosafety Level 2 and 3 labs, safety with infectious disease, safe handling of hazardous biological and chemical materials, safe handling of radiological materials, and safe practices with small animals in laboratory settings.



  
  • BY 226. Laboratory Safety Lab


    Credits: 1
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in BY 210  and BY 225  or equivalent course offered by Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC).

    This course will enable the student to operate safely in the laboratory, including the secure use and handling of biological and chemical materials. The student will perform safety procedures in Biosafety Level 2 and 3 labs, safely work with infectious organisms, safely handle hazardous biological and chemical materials, safely handle radiological materials, and safely handle small animals in laboratory settings.



  
  • BY 250. Biotechnology Techniques


    Credits: 2
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in BY 210 , BY 225 , BY 226 , and BY 251  or equivalent courses offered by Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC).

    This course will enable the student to develop safe practices, prepare solution and cultures, and operate and maintain lab equipment following standard operating procedures.



  
  • BY 251. Biotechnology Techniques Lab


    Credits: 2
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in BY 210 , BY 225 , BY 226 , and BY 250  or equivalent courses offered by Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC).

    This course will enable the student to develop safe practices, prepare solution and cultures, and operate and maintain lab equipment following standard operating procedures.



  
  • BY 260. Molecular Techniques


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): BY 210 , BY 250 , and BY 251  all with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): BY 261  or equivalent course offered by Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC).

    This course will enable the student to learn the background and theory behind the general strategies used to work with nucleic acids in a biotechnology lab. The student will learn the biology of nucleic acids and the proteins and basis for various techniques used to isolate, separate, insert and assay mixtures of nucleic acids and proteins.



  
  • BY 261. Molecular Techniques Lab


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BY 210 , BY 250 , and BY 251  all with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): BY 260  or equivalent course offered by Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC).

    This course will enable the student to use general strategies to work with nucleic acids in a biotechnology lab. The student will learn to insert plasmids to transform bacterial cells, to isolate and amplify DNA with polymerase chain reaction and to identify segments of DNA by Southern blot and microarrays.



  
  • BY 270. Cell Culture Techniques


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): BY 210 , BY 250 , and BY 251  all with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): BY 271  or equivalent course offered by Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC).

    This course will enable the student to develop the basic techniques used in culturing cells. The student will learn the theory and practice behind the biotechnology involved in cell culture practices.



  
  • BY 271. Cell Culture Techniques Lab


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BY 210 , BY 250 , and BY 251  all with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): BY 270  or equivalent course offered by Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC).

    This course will enable the student to develop the basic techniques used in culturing cells. The student will learn sterile and aseptic techniques, media preparation, cell counting and how to keep cell cultures viable by sub-culturing and cryopreservation.



  
  • BY 280. Biomanufacturing Techniques


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): BY 270  and BY 271  with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): BY 281  or equivalent course offered by Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC).

    This course will enable students to learn the theoretical background of working with small-scale laboratory processes utilizing prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells in procedures used with a bioreactor to produce a biomass. The student will explore protein purification methods, enzyme handling and assay methods, protein assay methods, and western blot/enzyme and antibody probe techniques. The student will examine the process of setting up a bioreactor; growing prokaryotic cells, and isolating and characterizing a specific protein from the cell mass.



  
  • BY 281. Biomanufacturing Techniques Lab


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BY 260 , BY 261 , BY 270 , and BY 271  all with a C or better.

    Corequisite(s): BY 280  or equivalent course offered by Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC).

    This course will enable student to work with a small-scale laboratory processes utilizing prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells in procedures used with a bioreactor to produce a biomass. The student will prepare and operate a bioreactor. The student will develop skills in protein purification methods, enzyme handling and assay methods, protein assay methods, and western blot/enzyme and antibody probe techniques. The student will be able to set up a bioreactor; grow prokaryotic cells, and isolate and characterize a specific protein from the cell mass.



  
  • BY 290. Biotechnology Internship


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): BY 280  and BY 281  both with a C or better or equivalent course offered at Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC).

    This course will enable the student to gain real job experience in the biotechnology industry before completion of the certificate. The student will work in an industry involved in one of the program’s focus areas.




Business Administration Accounting, Marketing, and Management

  
  • BA 103. Principles of Advertising


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to analyze and explore the role of advertising in the world today and its relationship to the field of marketing. The student will analyze various types of media, consider current trends in advertising techniques and discover the importance of research planning. In addition, the student will focus on the significance of behavioral sciences and how they relate to the effectiveness of advertising.



  
  • BA 104. Information Processing Systems


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): The student must have a typing speed of at least 20 words per minute (a pretest will be given).

    This course will enable the student to use the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics. The student will practice essential computer concepts. (CSC1010)



  
  • BA 108. YE Entrepreneurship


    Credits: 4
    This course is open only to students in the Butler Early College Business and Entrepreneurship Academy. This course will enable the student to understand the issues and strategies involved in starting and managing a small business. The student will analyze the steps required to develop a business including planning, marketing, organizing, financing, controlling, and managing risk.



  
  • BA 109. Entrepreneurship


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to gain an understanding of the issues and strategies involved in starting and managing a small business. The student will go through the steps required to develop a business plan including marketing, organizing, financing, controlling, and managing risk.



  
  • BA 110. Introduction to Business


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to learn about the foundational areas of a business, including entrepreneurship, small business management, marketing, accounting, and finance, and their importance to a successful business. The student will also learn about the roles of ethics, social responsibility, and information technology in a business. (BUS1020)



  
  • BA 112. Personal Finance


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to understand the principles and practices of money management, consumer credit, savings, investments, taxation, and consumer protection. (BUS1010)



  
  • BA 115. Business Law 1


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to explore the evolution of law, the judicial system, and contract law. The student will use analysis principles to analyze business law case studies.



  
  • BA 116. Business Law 2


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BA 115  with a C or better.

    This course will enable student to explore the application of law in the following areas: warranties, real and personal property, debtor-creditor risk management, employment, and business organization. The student will critically analyze business law case studies.



  
  • BA 117. Income Tax Fundamentals


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to understand and prepare the individual income tax return in depth, as well as give the student an introduction to the business tax return. The student will utilize tax preparation software.



  
  • BA 126. Accounting 1


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to perform basic bookkeeping functions upon completion. The student will complete and understand the entire accounting cycle through learning the theory and practice of modern accounting including journal entries, ledgers, and financial statements. The student will also learn about Notes Receivable, Notes Payable, Inventory systems, and depreciation methods. (ACC1010)



  
  • BA 127. Accounting 2


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BA 126  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to perform basic bookkeeping functions for partnerships, limited liability companies (LLC’s), and corporations. The student will journalize business transactions, prepare and analyze financial statements, and study basic concepts of managerial and cost accounting. (ACC1010)



  
  • BA 129. Writing a Business Plan


    Credits: 2
    This course will enable the student to develop an idea for a business. The student will develop a business plan for the purposes of securing funding and guiding the creation of a new business through the use of research, written exercises, and presentations.



  
  • BA 130. Financial Accounting


    Credits: 4
    This course will enable the student to analyze and journalize business transactions, prepare and analyze financial statements, and evaluate the quality of business decisions in an ethical context. The student will learn the concepts and principles underlying the measurement of profit and financial position.



  
  • BA 140. Introduction to Marketing


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to gain an understanding of the issues and strategies involved in marketing for organizations. Through the use of discussion, exercises, and case studies, the student will gain an understanding of the planning and execution of conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of goods, ideas, and services.



  
  • BA 178. Payroll Accounting


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BA 126  or BA 130  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to perform many of the payroll functions required in the business world. The student will calculate and record payroll accounting information and learn to prepare federal payroll tax forms. The student will prepare for the American Payroll Association’s Fundamental Payroll Certification FPC designation exam.



  
  • BA 184. Human Resource Management


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to understand the basic functions of human resource managers and their role in establishing high performance work teams. The student will learn how to apply employment law and various pay for performance systems.



  
  • BA 203. Retail Management


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to gain an understanding of the strategies employed by retailers to gain and retain customers, employees and vendors. The student will gain an understanding of procedures and methods of buying merchandise, display and promotion, inventory control, budgeting, and methods of figuring price through the use of terminology, exercises and case studies.



  
  • BA 204. Managerial Accounting


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BA 127  or BA 130   with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to perform basic managerial accounting functions, including revenue expectations, cost controls, and budgeting. The student will study the theory and concepts of managerial accounting. The student will use financial data for determining product costs, planning, and decision-making. (ACC2010)



  
  • BA 210. Principles of Management


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable students to develop short and long-range plans to effectively accomplish organizational goals. Through the use of terminology, exercises and case studies, students will be able to give a critical appraisal of real life situations involving organizing, staffing and motivating others. The student will also learn tools to aid in problem solving, valuing diversity, and coping with change.



  
  • BA 211. Computerized Accounting


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BA 126  or BA 130   with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to use commercial accounting software to apply principles and procedures of accrual accounting. The student will complete the accounting cycle, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventories on commercial accounting software.



  
  • BA 215. Personal Selling


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to communicate with prospective customers to understand their needs, match those needs with the appropriate product or service and present an effective presentation. Through the use of terminology, practice in role-plays and an understanding of the appropriate approaches and strategies, the student will gain an understanding of the opportunities in the field of personal selling and what it takes to be successful.



  
  • BA 219. Internet Marketing


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to explore the transition from traditional marketing methodologies to digitally based techniques. The student will be able to give a critical appraisal of the strategies necessary to conduct e-commerce within the emergence of a global marketplace through the use of discussion, exercises, and case studies.



  
  • BA 220. Business Ethics


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to gain an understanding of what is meant by the concept of “business ethics” and why its study is important for all types of organizations. The student will gain an understanding of fundamental issues such as morality, legality, responsibility, utilitarianism, rights and justice.



  
  • BA 225. Computer Advertising Design


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to design and produce creative advertisements for print, radio, and television using a personal computer. The student will use basic layout elements of design to compose effective verbal/visual messages designed for publication and broadcast.



  
  • BA 245. Advanced Computer Applications


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BE 165 , BE 170 , and BE 180  or BA 104  all with a C or better or consent of instructor.

    This course will enable the student to use advanced features of word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.




Business Systems Technology

  
  • BE 100. Keyboarding


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to key by touch-without looking at fingers or keyboard-smoothly and fluently at a minimum rate of 14 wpm on two-minute timings with five or fewer errors.



  
  • BE 101. Beginning Document Processing


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to develop keyboarding speed and accuracy and properly format letters, memorandums, short manuscripts, tables and employment documents.



  
  • BE 102. Intermediate Document Processing


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A keyboarding speed of at least 40 wpm.

    This course will enable the student to develop a higher keyboarding speed with a greater degree of accuracy. The student will develop skills that are essential for creating all types of typical office correspondence and tables, desktop publishing, mail merges, and forms.



  
  • BE 103. Keyboard Skillbuilding


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to improve speed and accuracy by using systemic practice on a computer keyboard. The student will use diagnostic software to determine a starting point and areas needing improvement. The student will gain an increase in words per minute (wpm) and a decrease in error ratio. Requirement: The student must be able to type-by-touch at a rate of at least 20 wpm before taking this course.



  
  • BE 108. Records Management


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BE 180  or BA 104  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to understand the initiation and maintenance of a cost-effective information records management program, including creation, retrieval, retention, transfer, and disposition of records. The student will study filling systems and procedures, records storage and control, and equipment usage. The student will also learn how to manage records on the microcomputer.



  
  • BE 109. Human Relations


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to recognize the important role personal qualities play in the work environment and to develop the success attitudes, interpersonal skills, and values that are demanded by employers. The student will build personality traits, work habits, thinking and self-management skills through a focused self-improvement program.



  
  • BE 112. Digital Office Technology


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to utilize various digital technologies used in the business office. The student will use digital technology to produce professional office communications.



  
  • BE 115. Microsoft Outlook Level 1


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to compose and send email, schedule appointments and meetings, manage contact information, schedule tasks, and create notes using Outlook.



  
  • BE 116. Microsoft Outlook Level 2


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): BE 115  with a C or better or concurrent enrollment.

    This course will enable the student to explore the advanced features provided with the Outlook interface, such as advanced message, calendar, and contacts management.



  
  • BE 120. Business English


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to master language principles for the information age. The student will develop language skills while gaining computer experience. The student will gain expertise in basic rules of English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, number style, spelling, and vocabulary.



  
  • BE 121. Business Math/10-Key


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Placement score or MA 050  (or MA 051 , MA 052 , and MA 053 ) with a C or better or diagnostic credit.

    This course will enable the student to combine business math and the 10-key using the computer. The student will use a laboratory course to concentrate on areas such as fractions, percentages, pricing merchandise, payroll, interest, banking, and credit. The student will develop a higher speed and a greater degree of accuracy using the 10-key touch method.



  
  • BE 122. Introduction to Health Information


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to work with knowledge of health care as it applies to the physician’s office.



  
  • BE 123. Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BE 122  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to understand how the U.S. legal system, laws and ethical issues relate to health care.



  
  • BE 124. Reimbursement Methodologies


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BE 122  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to understand health insurance reimbursement as it applies to the medical office. The student will apply health insurance policies and procedures through the billing and claims process.



  
  • BE 125. Beginning Medical Coding


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AH 201  and BE 122  both with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to accurately assign ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, CPT procedure codes and modifiers, and HCPCS codes for the medical office. The student will prepare for national coding certification testing.



  
  • BE 126. Computerized Medical Office Management


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AH 201  with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in AH 201 .

    This course will enable the student to use a computerized account and medical management recordkeeping software program. Requirement: Before enrolling in the course, the student should be competent in basic computer operation.



  
  • BE 127. Advanced Medical Coding


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BE 125  and BI 240  (or BI 226  and BI 227 ) all with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to accurately assign ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, CPT procedure codes and modifiers, and HCPCS codes for the medical office at an advanced level. The student will prepare for national coding certification testing.



  
  • BE 128. Coding Certification Test Preparation.


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): BE 127  with a C or better or concurrent enrollment.

    This course will enable the student to meet the requirements to take a national coding certification test. The student will extensively review the proper assignment of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases (ICD), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes.



  
  • BE 130. Business Communications


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a predetermined level in reading and writing on a placement instrument or EG 060  or BE 120  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to develop communication skills that will be effective in job placement, performance, career advancement, and organizational success. The student will develop effective writing, listening, speaking, and nonverbal communication skills through the process of practice, application, and meaningful feedback. The student will learn essential communication skills necessary for success in today’s technology-driven business environment.



  
  • BE 160. Computer Concepts


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to function in a computer environment. The student will be introduced to computer concepts such as hardware, software, inputs, outputs, auxiliary storage, communications, operating systems, and environments. The student will also learn about computer security, ethics, trends, and issues in the information age. The student will complete hands-on projects using Windows and Microsoft Office applications. (CSC 1010)



  
  • BE 165. Introduction to Word Processing


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to use a current word processing application software. The student will learn to operate the application’s functions and commands, and develop skills needed to use the software productively in the workplace.



  
  • BE 166. Introduction to Windows


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to configure Windows operating system software and perform the following tasks: installing and upgrading client systems; managing applications; manipulating files, folders, and devices; and conducting operating system maintenance.



  
  • BE 170. Introduction to Spreadsheets


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to use a current spreadsheet application software. The student will learn to operate the application’s functions and commands, and develop skills needed to use the software productively in the workplace.



  
  • BE 175. Presentation Graphics


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to create effective presentations that follow the presentation development cycle using the enhancement capabilities of presentation graphic software. The student will be engaged in topics such as design templates, slide layouts, clip art usage, web presentations, visual elements, workgroup collaboration, presentation delivery, and online features. Requirement: The student should be competent in basic computer operation.



  
  • BE 176. Introduction to Internet


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to navigate the internet using search engines, download external files, and communicate using e-mail.



  
  • BE 180. Introduction to Database


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): Basic computer skills.

    This course will enable the student to use a current database application software. The student will learn to operate the application’s functions and commands, and develop skills needed to use the software productively in the workplace.



  
  • BE 202. Business Procedures


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BE 102  and BA 104  or BE 165 , BE 170 , and BE 180  all with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to experience a “real life” business environment as the class will be run as much like an actual business as possible. The student will take on the role of “employee” and the instructor will take on the role of “supervisor”. The student will explore such topics as managing a business, solving office problems, developing written and oral communication skills, and training staff. This course is designed for the student majoring in any business field or any student pursuing entrepreneurial ventures.



  
  • BE 204. Legal Terminology


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level in reading and writing or EG 060  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to spell, pronounce, and define words and terms essential for legal secretaries, paralegals, or others in legal fields.



  
  • BE 275. Desktop Publishing


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BE 165 , BE 170 , and BE 180  all with a C or better; or BA 104  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to utilize computer-based applications to combine text and graphics producing professional documents such as brochures, advertisements, newsletters, certificates, and business forms. The student will learn principles of layout and design.




Chemistry

  
  • CH 050. Math Review for the Sciences.


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to apply mathematical concepts in the sciences. The student should realize, however that this course is only a representative sample of the mathematics needed. This course is designed to support Basic and Applied Physics, Geology, Astronomy, Physical Science, Basic Chemistry, Chemistry I and General Physics mathematics.



  
  • CH 106. Introductory Chemistry: General, Organic, and Biochemistry


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): Placement score or MA 060  (or MA 064 , MA 065 , and MA 066 ) with a C or better or diagnostic credit.

    This course will enable the student to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the principles of inorganic, organic, and biochemistry. This course fulfills the general education lab science requirements and is primarily for the liberal arts, allied health, and non-science majors. This course is recommended for the student who plans to take only one course in chemistry. (CHM1030)



  
  • CH 110. College Chemistry 1


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): High school chemistry or CH 106  or equivalent and two units of high school algebra or MA 125  (or MA 127 , MA 128 , or MA 129 ) with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to examine the fundamental principles and concepts of chemistry, including atomic theory, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, energy, phases of matter, and solutions. The student will perform experiments of a qualitative and/or quantitative nature that incorporate these topics. This course consists of three hours of lecture/recitation and four hours of laboratory per week. (CHM1010)



  
  • CH 115. College Chemistry 2


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): CH 110  and MA 135  (or MA 132 , MA 133 , and MA 134 ) all with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to continue learning the chemistry of metallic elements and their compounds as well as the elementary principles of analytical chemistry. The student will also learn to solve problems dealing with solution concentrations, chemical equilibrium, solubility products, buffers, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. An introduction to nuclear and/or organic chemistry may be included. Laboratory experiments incorporate analysis, synthesis, and acquisition of quantitative and qualitative data. Three hours of lecture/recitation and four hours of laboratory per week. (CHM1020)



  
  • CH 240. Organic Chemistry 1


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): CH 115 .

    Three single lecture/discussion periods and four hours of laboratory periods per week. A study of beginning organic chemistry with emphasis on aliphatic and aromatic compounds.



  
  • CH 245. Organic Chemistry 2


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): CH 240  

    Three single lecture/discussion periods and four hours of laboratory periods per week. A continuation of CH 240  with emphasis upon the structures, synthesis, and reactions of principle functional groups and compounds of biological interest, with some advanced topics such as dyes, polymers, and heterocyclic chemistry.



  
  • CH 275. Biochemistry


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): CH 240  with a C or better.

     

    This course will enable the student to develop knowledge of concepts and techniques in the field of biochemistry. The student will study the major classes of biological molecules, such as proteins, lipids and nucleic acids. The student will study the major metabolic pathway and developments related to molecular biology. This course is designed for students in pre-pharmacy.




Communication Center

  
  • CC 203. Dispatch Specialties: EMD


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): CC 100 with a C or better.

    This course will enable the communications student to recognize the effective protocols utilized in emergency medical calls. The student will be introduced to the need of pre-arrival instructions and interventions prior to the arrival of responders.



  
  • CC 204. Dispatch Specialties: Fire, Police, and Tactical Dispatching


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): CC 100 with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to recognize the need for fire or police responses to 9-1-1 calls. The student will be able to explain and demonstrate the protocol selection and assignments for the level of call determined. The student will also become familiar with the roles and responsibilities of dispatchers in a tactical setting.



  
  • CC 208. Consolidated PSAP Operations


    Credits: 6
    Prerequisite(s): CC 100, CC 203 , and CC 204  all with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to categorize the need for agency-specific response, as well as familiarize the student with Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) programs used. The student will focus on putting all skills together in a simulated Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) center. The student will log hours using radio equipment and software that is industry specific. The student will also learn the skills and methods to serve as a certified Communications Training Officer (CTO) for newly hired staff.




Computer Information Technology

  
  • IN 105. Information Technology (IT) Concepts


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to explain the core concepts of information technology tools and services. The student will demonstrate competence in evaluating Web resources, using application and system software, assessing hardware, describing networking between devices, protecting digital data, and managing a digital lifestyle. The student will explore concepts related to software programming, managing databases, and establishing secure networks. The student will also discuss the history of information technology and evaluate ethical issues related to information technology.



  
  • IN 106. CompTIA A+ Essentials


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to gain the knowledge required to assemble components based on customer requirements, install, configure and maintain devices for end users. This course also covers the basics of networking and security/forensics, proper and safe diagnosis, resolve and document common hardware issues while applying troubleshooting skills.



  
  • IN 108. Introduction to Visual Basic.NET


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to use structured programming techniques to develop applications using MS Visual Basic as their application development language. The student will practice program development within a GUI Graphical User Interface environment. Before enrolling in Introduction to Visual Basic.NET, the student should be competent in basic computer operation.



  
  • IN 112. HTML and CSS


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to create web sites using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML). The student will troubleshoot faulty web pages and provide corrective HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) coding. The student will learn about the origins of markup languages, how standards are established and changed, and the role of browser software companies in expanding web page capabilities. The student will hand-code HTML and CSS using simple text editors.



  
  • IN 116. XML


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): IN 112  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to create and use structured XML vocabularies to store data, exchange information, and develop web applications. The student will learn both client and server-side techniques, as well as how to work with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), XSLT, and be introduced to AJAX scripting.



  
  • IN 117. Video and Audio Editing


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to use industry-standard software to capture, transfer, edit, and compress audio and video. The student will focus on the post-production process for non-linear editing of digital video for use in multimedia applications. The student will generate meaningful digital soundtracks for multimedia. The student will analyze editing effects demonstrated in clips from ads, music videos, and feature films.



  
  • IN 118. PHP and Databases


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): IN 112  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to create and maintain PHP driven websites. The student will learn how to implement PHP into current HTML based websites and how to connect it to a dynamic database.



  
  • IN 122. Digital Photography 1


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): IN 162  or IN 166  or IN 171  or IN 174  or IN 183  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to use digital cameras, studio lighting, and other photographic equipment as tools for visual communication and expression. The student will gain a working knowledge of how digital cameras capture and process images; studio lighting and flash use; the principles of photographic composition; how to manage digital assets; and how to publish digital images for print, online, and digital exhibition.



  
  • IN 124. Introduction to Digital Design


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Basic computer operation skills and a score at a predetermined level on a placement test.

    This course will enable the student to articulate and apply the basic principles and processes used in traditional and digital graphic and multimedia design. The student will consider typography, color, images, animation, sound and video as elements of digital design and production. The student will use essential tools to create both traditional and digital media by following a methodical design process.



 

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