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

Course Descriptions


 

Adult Education (Non-Credit)

  
  • AE 010-0. Adult Education Math.


    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

    This course will assist the student in use of basic arithmetic with fractions, decimals, and percents as well as understanding the concepts of place value of whole numbers and basic algebra. The course will allow the student to develop study habits and gain confidence leading to success in math.



  
  • AE 020-0. Adult Education Language Arts


    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

    This course will assist the student in developing reading, vocabulary, and writing skills. The student will learn to write organized, supported paragraphs. The student will apply skills learned across multiple curricular areas.



  
  • AE 030-0. Jumpstart


    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

    This class will provide the introductory skills needed to be successful in the classroom and workplace including technology, critical thinking processes, and real world application of reading, writing, and math.



  
  • AE 040-0. Adult Education Bridge to Success


    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument. For the blended class, students must have basic technology skills and internet availability.

    This course will assist the student in developing reading, writing, math, technology, and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in the classroom and in the workplace.



  
  • AE 050-0. Healthcare Pathways Skillbuilding


    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

    This course will enable the student to gain academic skills necessary to enter a healthcare pathway. Emphasis will be placed on the application of skills in a healthcare context. The student will also explore careers in healthcare.



  
  • AE 060-0. Engineering Pathways Skillbuilding


    Credits: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite:  A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument. 

    This course will enable the student to gain academic skills necessary to enter an engineering pathway. Emphasis will be placed on the application of skills in an engineering context. The student will also explore careers in engineering.




Agriculture

  
  • AG 102. Principles of Animal Science


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to understand basic principles in the areas of animal agriculture to include types, purposes, and products of livestock, breeding, nutrition, growth, lactation, reproduction, selection, management and marketing.



  
  • AG 107. Microcomputers in Agriculture


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to learn the various uses of microcomputers in agriculture and ag-related areas. The student will study the application of microcomputer technology to agriculture business planning, record keeping, problem solving, and general management decisions using basic computer functions.



  
  • AG 108. Feeder Livestock Production Management


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to study, explore, and implement the principles related to effectively managing feeder livestock.



  
  • AG 109. Breeding Livestock Production Management


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to develop production techniques related to breeding livestock. The student will study reproduction, nutrition, selection, handling, housing, and husbandry practices of livestock.



  
  • AG 111. Agriculture in our Society


    Credits: 2
    This course will enable the student to gain a broad understanding of the history, trends, and current issues in agriculture. The student will learn about careers in agriculture and how different occupations serve the agricultural community.



  
  • AG 120. Agricultural Economics


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to apply economic principles to the field of agriculture. The student will study the impact of supply and demand, markets, production, macroeconomic variable, and government regulations on the farm industry.



  
  • AG 133. Livestock Selection 1


    Credits: 3
    The course will enable the student to study the evaluation of livestock. The student will learn about visual appraisal, grading, classification, market types, breeding, and selection of livestock.



  
  • AG 134. Livestock Selection 2


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AG 133  with a C or better.

    The course will enable the student to gain increased knowledge of the evaluation of livestock including visual appraisal, grading, classification, market types, breeding and selection of livestock. The student will gain additional knowledge in the areas of performance record keeping, EPDs and livestock mating decisions.



  
  • AG 136. Livestock Judging Lab 1


    Credits: 2
    This course will enable the student to perform basic livestock appraisal, including the presentation and evaluation of oral reasons. The student will spend time evaluating and placing live classes of livestock in the field. The student will participate in collegiate competition. The student may take this class in conjunction with the Livestock Selection I course to gain a more in-depth experience in livestock judging.



  
  • AG 137. Livestock Judging Lab 2


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): AG 136  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to gain intermediate-level experience in livestock judging, including the presentation and evaluation of oral reasons. The student will spend time evaluating and placing live classes of livestock in the field. The student will participate in collegiate competition.



  
  • AG 142. Crop and Soil Management


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to apply the basic principles of crop and soil management to crop production, including planting to harvest management, soil fertility, plant pest control, soil conservation, and economic decision making. The student will explore career opportunities in crop and soil management.



  
  • AG 211. Fundamentals of Livestock Nutrition


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to apply the principles of animal nutrition in livestock feeding. The student will learn about nutritive value of feeds, metabolic processes, and basic ration formulation, as well as the industry’s latest technology.



  
  • AG 212. Meat Science Fundamentals


    Credits: 2
    This course will enable the student to learn about the meat industry from the basic concepts of how tissue structures develop into a carcass through the final marketing channels of retail meat cuts. The student will also study the influence society can place on this cycle.



  
  • AG 213. Introduction to Food Science


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to apply biological, chemical and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into food products suitable for human consumption. The student will recognize the nutritional and chemical properties and reactions of food components, identify pathogens and microorganisms related to food spoilage, and describe the principles that make food safe for human consumption.



  
  • AG 215. Farm Management and Finance


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AG 107  and either BA 126  or BA 130 , all with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to apply financial management principles and practices to the field of agriculture. The student will study the use of credit, leasing, contracting, and sustainable resources. The student will learn about preparing and analyzing financial data for an agricultural business.



  
  • AG 216. Livestock Health and Disease


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to apply basic principles of livestock health and disease to farm and ranch livestock enterprises, focusing on anatomy and physiology, immunity, and equipment used for treatment and prevention. The student will also learn about career opportunities in the animal health field.



  
  • AG 217. Marketing Agricultural Products


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to apply the basic principles of marketing agricultural products to farm and ranch management. The student will be introduced to the technology, pricing, and supply and demand of agricultural marketing. The student will analyze marketing opportunities and marketing procedures based on enterprise needs of the individual producer.



  
  • AG 218. Principles of Futures Markets


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to apply basic principles of futures markets to farm and ranch management. The student will learn principles of futures markets, types of market transactions, terminology, and market analysis. The student will simulate real transactions in the market to gain practical experience.



  
  • AG 220. Crop Science


    Credits: 4
    This course will enable the student to understand the basic principles of crop production including plant structure, properties, pests, and diseases, soil properties and management practices of common field crops. The student will also recognize career opportunities in crop science.



  
  • AG 221. Beef Management


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable student to apply principles of breeding and reproduction, raising, feeding nutrition, finishing and merchandising desirable beef cattle for market consumption. The student will explore career opportunities in beef production and related agri-business, cattle management including nutrition, breeding, reproduction and merchandising.



  
  • AG 230. Range Management


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to manage pastures and rangeland on farms and ranches. The student will learn ecological principles of conservation and utilization of grasslands, grazing capacity, survey methods, range plant identification, and other management practices. The student will explore career opportunities in range management and natural resources conservation services.



  
  • AG 236. Livestock Judging Lab 3


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): AG 137  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to gain advanced level experience in livestock judging, including the presentation and evaluation of oral reasons. The student will spend time evaluating and placing live classes of livestock in the field. The student will participate in collegiate competition.



  
  • AG 237. Livestock Judging Lab 4


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): AG 236  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to gain more in-depth experience in livestock judging, including the presentation and evaluation of oral reasons. The student will spend time evaluating and placing live classes of livestock in the field. The student will participate in collegiate competition.



  
  • AG 240. Livestock Rations


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to apply the principles of livestock rations to feeding livestock. The student will use technology in the formulation and calculation of livestock rations based on the requirements of the different livestock species and feeding livestock.



  
  • AG 275. Livestock Concepts and Practices


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to apply basic principles of livestock concepts and practices to farm and ranch management focusing on advanced livestock management practices in handling, reproduction, breeding, nutrition, herd health and the collection of accurate records.




Allied Health

  
  • AH 111. Therapeutic Nutrition


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to apply fundamentals of nutrition to the promotion and maintenance of health and dietary support in the treatment of clients with common health disorders. The student will examine the six classes of nutrients, digestion, metabolism, weight management, nutrition throughout the lifecycle, and the interaction between diet, health, and disease.



  
  • AH 117. Home Health Aide


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): AH 122  with a C or better, or active Kansas Certified Nurse Aide.

    This course will enable the student to augment the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to give basic nursing care in the home, under the supervision of a registered nurse. The student will prepare to take the State of Kansas Certified Home Health Aide State test.



  
  • AH 120. Certified Medication Aide


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): AH 122  with a C or better and a score at a predetermined level on a placement instrument and an active Kansas Certified Nurse Aide. Student must be 18 years or older by the last day of class to enroll in this course.

     

    This course will enable the student to administer specific medications in a safe and accurate manner in an adult care home. The student will prepare to take the Kansas Medication Aide State test.



  
  • AH 122. Nurse Aide


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a predetermined level on a placement instrument.

    This course will enable the student to learn basic nursing skills and concepts of aging through classroom and clinical experience. The student will follow Health Occupations Credentialing (HOC) guidelines in order to prepare to take the Kansas Certified nurse aide test.



  
  • AH 123. Medication Aide Update


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): Current Certified Medication Aide in Kansas.

    This course will enable the student to update the Certified Medication Aide certificate through Health Occupation Credentialing (HOC).



  
  • AH 124. Restorative Aide


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): Certified Nurse Aide in Kansas.

    This course will enable the student to perform rehabilitative and restorative procedures in adult care homes under the supervision of a registered physical therapist.



  
  • AH 125. Nurse Aide II-Acute Care Environment


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): AH 122  with a C or better and active in the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Nurse Aide Registry.

    This course will enable the student to build upon basic nursing skills to provide competent care to the acutely ill. The student will learn to communicate effectively, apply legal and ethical principles while providing care in the hospital environment.



  
  • AH 126. Nurse Assistant Success Skills


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): AH 122  with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in AH 122  or current Kansas Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

    This course will enable the student to develop skills for success as a collaborative member of the health care team in a variety of settings. The student will study a practice of customer service, teamwork, time management, and problem solving skills related to the certified nurse assistant scope of practice. The student will develop a professional resume and portfolio appropriate for CNA interview process.



  
  • AH 130. Basic Life Support for Health Care Professionals


    Credits: 0.5
    This course will enable the student to recognize the need and to perform basic cardiac life support to persons in respiratory or cardiac arrest, according to the guidelines of the American Heart Association. (HSC1040)



  
  • AH 150. CNA Refresher: Topics on Aging for Long Term Care


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): Previously certified nurse aide (CNA) in Kansas.

    This course will enable the student to renew the CNA certificate through Kansas Department of Aging and Disabilities Services (KDADS) by demonstrating critical elements of selected nursing skills and passing a mastery exam over safe and respectful care in a long-term facility.



  
  • AH 201. Health Professions Medical Terminology 1


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

    This course will enable the student involved with the health care professions to construct, deconstruct, define, spell and pronounce medical terms from prefixes, suffixes, word roots and combining forms utilizing various methods of research. The student will acquire tools needed for building a medical vocabulary within the context of the structure and function of the body systems. (HSC1030)



  
  • AH 202. Health Professions Medical Terminology 2


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): AH 201  with a C or better or instructor approval.

    This course will enable the student involved with health care professions to continue to construct, deconstruct, define, spell, and pronounce medical terms from prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms utilizing various methods of research. The student will acquire tools needed for building a medical vocabulary within the context of the structure and function of the body systems. (HSC1030)



  
  • AH 225. Operator Training for Assisted Living.


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Kansas requires validation of: Option A: Official transcript of a Baccalaureate degree in any area of study, Option B: Official transcript of an Associate’s degree in a relevant field as determined by Health Occupations Credentialing, or Option C: Official transcript of a high school diploma or equivalent, with one year relevant experience required by Health Occupations Credentialing or department approval.

    This course will enable the student to analyze and apply acquired knowledge and concepts of assisted living principles to a practical setting. The student will develop knowledge and an appreciation of interpersonal skills. The student will learn to solve problems and work as a part of the health care team. The student will prepare to take the Operator state examination approved by Health Occupations Credentialing (HOC). The state requires the student to be at least 21 years of age to take the Operator state examination administered on the last day of class.




Art

  
  • AR 100. Art Appreciation


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to become acquainted with the many aspects of the visual arts. The student will develop a personal set of standards for judging art and understanding the various aspects of art in individual lives; the language of art; exploration of the various technical and formal aspects of art media (e.g. painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture, etc.); and the history of art from ancient times to the present. (ART1010)



  
  • AR 121. Two-Dimensional Design


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to apply the elements, principles and vocabulary of design to two-dimensional studio arts and graphic design. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques of the graphic designer.



  
  • AR 122. Fundamentals of 3-D Design


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AR 121  or instructor approval.

    This course will enable the student to use vocabulary, basic concepts, materials and techniques, and the elements and principles of design as applied to three-dimensional 3-D art. The student will examine these concepts through 3-D art forms such as sculpture, architecture, metalwork, glass design, ceramics, fiber work, and/or product design.



  
  • AR 141. Drawing and Composition 1


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to acquire the basic tools and techniques associated with the discipline of drawing. The student will draw from direct observation and learn and apply the visual elements of art and principles of design to drawings. The student will develop critical and creative thinking skills through a variety of drawing assignments. (Students pursuing a major in art should enroll in AR141 their first semester.) (ART1040)



  
  • AR 142. Drawing and Composition 2


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AR 141  with a C or better. Drawing and Composition is an advanced course in drawing.

    This course will enable the student to explore the various tools and techniques associated with the drawing medium. The student will continue the Drawing I experience with particular attention given to the following areas: intuitive processes (creative thinking and response); composition and pictorial space; layering and mixing media; shape relationships; color; content; and critical analysis (critiques and writing about art). (ART1040)



  
  • AR 161. Ceramics 1


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to learn basic processes and construction techniques relating to ceramics. The student will explore various tools and design processes and apply them to the appropriate ceramic forms.



  
  • AR 185. Digital Practices in Art


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AR 121  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to explore the potential of the computer hardware and software medium for visual, conceptual and practical uses in visual arts applications. The student will apply the Visual Elements of Art and the Principles of Design to assigned projects while exploring the ever-changing field of digital media.



  
  • AR 241. Life Drawing


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AR 141  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to apply concepts of figure drawing to advanced art studies and other fields that use depictions of the human form. The student will complete detailed studies of the skeletal and muscular structures of the human body using a variety of drawing tools, media and techniques.



  
  • AR 251. Painting 1


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AR 141  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to explore the various tools and techniques associated with the medium of oil painting. The student will be introduced to the history of painting and color theory through learning activities.



  
  • AR 252. Painting 2


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AR 251  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to continue the Painting I experience with more rigorous demands. The student will explore the various tools and techniques associated with the medium of oil paint at a more advanced level. The student will further explore the history of paining and color theory through learning activities.



  
  • AR 262. Ceramics 2


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AR 161  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to learn advanced processes and construction techniques relating to ceramics. The student will explore various tools and design processes and apply them to the appropriate ceramic forms.



  
  • AR 270. Art Projects 1


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval.

    The purpose of each course is to acquaint the student with different areas of art. The principle objective of each course is for independent study for the student who has had the available courses in a studio area. Example: A student who has finished Ceramics I and II but wants to attain more information and skill may do so in an independent lab experience.



  
  • AR 271. Art Projects 2


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval.

    The purpose of each course is to acquaint the student with different areas of art. The principle objective of each course is for independent study for the student who has had the available courses in a studio area. Example: A student who has finished Ceramics I and II but wants to attain more information and skill may do so in an independent lab experience.



  
  • AR 272. Art Projects 3


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval.

    The purpose of each course is to acquaint the student with different areas of art. The principle objective of each course is for independent study for the student who has had the available courses in a studio area. Example: A student who has finished Ceramics I and II but wants to attain more information and skill may do so in an independent lab experience.



  
  • AR 273. Art Projects 4


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval.

    The purpose of each course is to acquaint the student with different areas of art. The principle objective of each course is for independent study for the student who has had the available courses in a studio area. Example: A student who has finished Ceramics I and II but wants to attain more information and skill may do so in an independent lab experience.




Auto Collision Repair

  
  • AB 104. Paint & Refinishing 1


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AB 137  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to identify safety and personal health hazards according to OSHA guidelines and the “Right to Know” law; determine the different types of substrates and sanding material relevant to auto body surface preparation; identify the process to clean and prepare a substrate for paint; distinguish between the properties, uses and manufactures specifications of metal treatments and primers; distinguish among the various types of spray guns and equipment; explore various paint codes and specifications for use; identify the various paint systems; explore the types of paint defects; distinguish between damage and non-damage related corrosion; and identify final detail procedures.



  
  • AB 105. Paint & Refinishing 2


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AB 137  and AB 104  both with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to select proper personal protective equipment; perform proper lab operations according to OSHA guidelines; remove paint coatings; apply corrosion resistant coatings; demonstrate proper spray gun operation and cleaning procedures; select proper painting and substrate material for projects; analyze paint defects; causes and cures; repair paint defects; measure paint mil thickness; and determine final detail procedures for given purpose.



  
  • AB 137. Non-Structural A & D Repair 1


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level in reading, writing, and math on a placement exam.

    This course will enable the student to explore the components of safety pertaining to auto collision and repair; explore the parts and construction of vehicles; explore opportunities in the auto collision industry; identify metal straightening techniques; identify application and use of body fillers; demonstrate proper use, set-up and storage of welding equipment; distinguish between weldable and non-weldable materials; demonstrate fundamental industry standard recommended welds; identify plastics and adhesives used in automotive industry; explain the general purpose of damage, estimation and repair orders; explore the processes required for outer body panel repairs, replacements and adjustments; and demonstrate fundamental cutting procedure.



  
  • AB 138. Non-Structural A & D Repair 2


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): AB 137  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to identify trim and hardware to be protected; examine what to consider when working with movable glass; perform outer body panel repairs; perform outer body replacements and adjustments; perform metal straightening techniques; perform body filler techniques; perform metal finishing techniques; use welding procedures in non-structural damage repair; distinguish between mechanical and electrical and electrical components; apply safety standards for the collision repair industry; use cutting procedures in non-structural damage repair; and determine processes necessary for working with plastics and adhesives.



  
  • AB 139. Structural A & D Repair 1


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): AB 137  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to identify measuring procedures, analyze the basic structural damage condition; identify the safety requirements pertaining to structural damage repair; analyze frame repair methods; analyze unibody inspection and measurement and identify procedures of welding for structural repair.



  
  • AB 140. Structural A & D Repair 2


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): AB 139  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to: apply safety requirements pertaining to structural damage repair; analyze frame inspection and repair procedures, determine direct and indirect damage for structural repair; analyze unibody inspection; measurements and repair procedures; perform welding techniques for structural repair; and identify cutting procedures for structural repairs.



  
  • AB 204. Paint and Refinishing 3


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AB 137 , AB 104 , and AB 105  all with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to identify the personal health hazards according to OSHA guidelines and the “Right To Know” law; determine the different types of substrates and sanding materials relevant to auto body surface preparation; identify the process to clean and prepare a substrate for paint; distinguish between the properties, uses and manufacture specifications of metal treatments and primers; distinguish among the different types of spray guns and equipment; explore various paint codes and specifications for use; identify the various types of paint systems; explore the types of paint defects; distinguish between damage and non-damage related corrosion; and identify the final detail procedures.



  
  • AB 205. Paint and Refinishing 4


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): AB 204  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to apply exemplary safety procedures in all areas of auto body painting and refinishing; perform proper cleaning procedures for a refinish; prepare adjacent panels for blending, prepare plastic panels for refinish; protect all non-finished areas of vehicle; operate high and low volume/pressure spray gun operations for painting and refinishing; perform all paint applications on an automobile; apply appropriate paint color matching and mixing procedures; tint color using formula to achieve a bendable match, explore the causes, effects and correction of buffing related imperfections; explore the causes, effects and corrections of pigment flotation; measure mil thickness; apply decals, transfers, tapes, wood training, pinstripes to an automobile; apply buffing and polish techniques to remove defects; apply cleaning techniques to automotive interior, exterior, glass and body openings; and remove overspray.



  
  • AB 237. Non-Structural A & D Repair 3


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): AB 138  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to: remove and install trim and hardware; determine processes necessary for movable repair; repair outer body panel; replace and adjust outer body panels; remove and install mechanical and electrical components; demonstrate safety protocol appropriate for the auto repair setting; perform immediate welding skills on non-structural damage repairs; and perform plastic and adhesive repairs.



  
  • AB 238. Non-Structural A & D Repair 4


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): AB 237  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to: remove trim and hardware; install trim and hardware; repair movable glass; protect adjacent body panels; repair outer body panels; replace outer body panels; replace electrical and mechanical components; demonstrate safety protocol appropriate for the auto repair setting, perform welding skills on non-structural damage repairs; and plastic and adhesive repairs.



  
  • AB 239. Structural A & D Repair 3


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AB 140  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to: apply safety requirements pertaining to structural damage repair; perform welding and cutting techniques for structural repair; diagnose unibody direct and indirect damage, apply unibody inspection and measurement procedures, apply unibody repair procedures; apply frame inspection and measurement procedures; apply frame repair procedures; and remove fixed glass.



  
  • AB 240. Structural A & D Repair 4


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AB 239  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to: apply safety requirements pertaining to structural damage repair; apply advance welding; and cutting techniques for structural repairs; perform inspection and measurement of unibody and structural repair; repair unibody direct and indirect damage; perform frame inspection and measurement procedures; repair frame to industry standards; and remove and install fixed glass.



  
  • AB 241. Mechanical & Electrical


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AB 137  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to determine how to diagnose steering and suspension; diagnose electrical concerns; complete headlamp and fog/ driving lamp assemblies and repairs; demonstrate self-grounding procedures for handling electronic components; determine diagnosis, inspection, and service needed for brake system hydraulic components; examine components of heating and cooling system components; distinguish between the under car components and systems; and determine the diagnosis, inspection and service requirements of active and passive restraint systems.



  
  • AB 243. Auto Estimating


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AB 137  with C or better.

    This course will enable the student to prepare manually-written and computer-generated auto repair estimates. The student will perform a visual inspection and estimate repair time, labor, parts, and materials needed by analyzing and evaluating damage.




Auto Technology

  
  • AT 115. Electrical 1


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level in reading, writing and math on a placement instrument.

    This course will enable the student to explore the principles of electricity and electrical circuit characteristics. The student will identify basic wiring diagram symbols, components, legend information and perform basic electrical circuit measurements utilizing a Digital Volt Ohm Meter (DVOM).



  
  • AT 116. Electrical 2


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): AT 115  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to diagnose and service battery related complaints. The student will also conduct diagnosis and repair of charging and starting systems.



  
  • AT 117. Brakes 1


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AT 116  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to examine, inspect and repair brakes, bearings and hub assemblies.



  
  • AT 118. Brakes 2


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): AT 117  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to apply previously learned skills and newly acquired knowledge to the repair and diagnosis of advanced braking systems that employ Anti-Lock systems technology.



  
  • AT 119. Engine Repair


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): AT 118  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to recognize the need for a sound engine mechanical platform before taking the engine performance courses. The student will assess the mechanical integrity of the engine prior to undertaking any engine performance tuning procedures.



  
  • AT 120. Engine Performance 1


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AT 119  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to identify and correct system integrity problems within the fuel, ignition and exhaust systems.



  
  • AT 207. Manual Drive Trains and Axles


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): AT 218  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to diagnose and repair clutches, drivelines, axles and transmissions within a variety of vehicle platforms.



  
  • AT 210. Automotive HVAC


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): AT 116  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to diagnose and repair automotive heating and air conditioning systems. The student will become familiar with the federal guidelines concerning the hazards of dealing with and disposing of refrigerants.



  
  • AT 216. Electrical 3


    Credits: 5
    Prerequisite(s): AT 207  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to apply Ohms Law within the diagnostic and repair process for lighting, driver information systems, gauges, audio systems and warning devices.



  
  • AT 217. Suspension and Steering 1


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): AT 120  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to document fundamental suspension and steering system concerns and perform fundamental suspension and steering system repairs. The student will also perform tire and wheel diagnostics and repairs.



  
  • AT 218. Suspension and Steering 2


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): AT 217 with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to diagnose and repair complex steering and suspension systems, correct 4-wheel alignment issues, and perform wheel tracking diagnosis and repair.



  
  • AT 220. Engine Performance 2


    Credits: 7
    Prerequisite(s): AT 120  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to advance diagnostic skills in relation to fuel, induction, ignition, exhaust and emission control systems.




Aviation

  
  • AV 101. Introduction to Aviation


    Credits: 3
    The course will enable the student to develop the knowledge and skills required to safely exercise the privileges and responsibilities of a Private Pilot.  The student will study aerodynamics, aircraft systems, FAA regulations, the U.S. Airspace System, weight and balance, aircraft performance, aviation weather, flight publications, radio navigation, cross-country planning and navigation, basic flight physiology, and flight safety.



  
  • AV 102. Private Pilot License with Lab


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): AV 101 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in AV 101. 

    This course will enable the student to develop the knowledge and skills required to safely exercise the privileges and responsibilities of a Private Pilot. The student will study aerodynamics, aircraft systems, FAA regulations, the U.S. Airspace System, weight and balance, aircraft performance, aviation weather, flight publications, radio navigation, cross-country planning and navigation, basic flight physiology, and flight safety.




Behavioral Sciences

  
  • BS 103. Human Sexuality


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to trace the physiological, psychological and social impact of human sexuality. The student will be able to discuss topics that include gender information, sex roles, biochemistry of sex, birth and birth control, sexual diversity, consequences of sexual activity, and communication.



  
  • BS 105. Sociology


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to understand the development, structure, and functioning of human groups and how these groups shape development and way of life. Students will be able to apply the knowledge they gain about topics that include culture, socialization, collective behavior, institutions, stratification, inequalities of gender and age, deviance, and social change. (SOC1010)



  
  • BS 106. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to understand the use of scientific observation in examining human behavior and defining the concept of culture. The student will explore the diversity of human culture and the different anthropological perspectives on cultural change and continuity. (ANT1010)



  
  • BS 107. Women and Gender Studies


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to understand how gender affects women’s lives. The student will be able to discuss topics such as patriarchy, social construction of gender, and media influence, as well as women’s experience with health, education, family, work, crime, and violence. (GCS1010)



  
  • BS 110. Contemporary Social Problems


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to examine major problems of contemporary society through differing sociological perspectives. The student will consider the social causes of these problems and the public policy consequences of solutions. The student will engage in research and field observation related to the problems of inequality, crime and violence, substance abuse, deviance, and family problems. (SOC2010)



  
  • BS 115. Substance Abuse Awareness


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to increase personal knowledge and to provide information to others regarding substance use, abuse, dependence and their effects on individuals, families and society.



  
  • BS 160. General Psychology


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to apply the knowledge they gain about topics including the biological basis of behavior, sensation, learning, cognition, intelligence, motivation, development, personality, psychological disorders, and social psychology to their lives. The student will be able to use knowledge of the discipline and the critical thinking skills gained from this course to enhance the quality of life as the student interacts with others. (PSY1010)



  
  • BS 210. Marriage and Family


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to recognize the place of marriage and family within our society. The student will explore and discuss the inequalities and challenges found in intimate relationships. The student will examine dating, courtship and love, gender issues, sexuality, parenting, divorce, blended families, and effective communication techniques.



  
  • BS 212. Abnormal Psychology


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BS 160  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to explore the characteristics, causes, theories, and treatments of the major categories of psychological disorders.



  
  • BS 222. Diversity and Inequality in the United States


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to evaluate diversity and inequality in the United States. The student will evaluate how diversity and inequality effect the basic institutions of society which include family, religion, education, government, and medicine. The student will examine identity construction, prejudice, immigration, discrimination, and ethnic and cultural differences while developing strategies for improving relationships.



  
  • BS 260. Developmental Psychology


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BS 160  with a C or better or departmental approval.

    This course will enable the student to engage in more meaningful interactions with others through evaluation of human development from conception through death. The student will examine the continuity of human development throughout the life span and also examine genetic and environmental influences upon the individual. (PSY2020)



  
  • BS 270. Child Psychology


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): BS 160  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to understand child behavior and development from the prenatal period through adolescence. Special emphasis given to topics of intellectual, emotional, social and physical development. (PSY2030)




Biological Science

  
  • BI 050. Chemistry Review


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to gain a proficiency in chemical concepts which are relevant to study in biological field. Students are encouraged to enroll in this course before the start of the semester when taking BI 240  and BI 250 .



 

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