Jun 04, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


To find and select courses, it is important to understand IVCCD’s Course Numbering System. All courses are numbered in the same format with a three-letter prefix and a three-digit suffix. The prefix indicates the discipline; the suffix indicates the particular course. 

Career and Technical Credit Type – Career and technical education prepares students for a wide range of careers that require varying levels of education—from one-year diplomas to two-year AAS and AS college degrees. Up to 16 of these credits can be applied to an AA degree as electives.

Developmental Credit Type – Developmental credit classes do not apply towards any degree and are not calculated into the GPA.

Nursing Credit Type - Nursing classes have a requirement of ‘C’ or higher for successful completion of the course.

Standard Credit Type – These courses are transfer level courses. See advisors for how they will work for the student’s program.

 

History

  
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    HIS 142 - Middle Eastern Studies


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course will cover the historical foundations of ideologies, conflicts, and cultures in the Middle East. Though the histories of Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Iraq, and Iran will be the focus, other histories and cultures will be touched upon in the course. The course will explore the role of imperialism in shaping the modern Middle East, the impact of religion and politics on contemporary conflicts over space and resources, and examine how popular culture can influence political and social events. A Middle Eastern perspective will be used to teach the content and the course will include many contrasting Middle Eastern voices, to give students a wider sense of the variety of issues, ideas, and historical conclusions concerning this dynamic and influential region.



  
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    HIS 145 - Modern East Asian Cultures


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Modern East Asia Cultures is focused on Asian cultures beginning in the 1600 to the present. While the main focus of the course are China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam other East Asian Culture’s commonalities and differences are emphasized.



  
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    HIS 151 - U.S. History to 1877


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course examines events, factors, and personalities which shaped the social, economic, and political development of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the end of Reconstruction, such as the colonial period and sectional disunity. The course may include an introduction to the methods of historical inquiry.



  
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    HIS 152 - U.S. History since 1877


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course examines events, factors, and personalities which shaped the social, economic, and political development of the United States from the end of Reconstruction to the present, such as the Progressive era and two world wars. The course may include an introduction to the methods of historical inquiry.



  
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    HIS 214 - Russian History and Culture


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course covers the history and culture of Russia from its origins to the present. Topics include Ancient Russ, the rise of Kievan Rus, the Mongol invasions, and the expansion of Moscow, the Romanov Dynasty, the Russian Revolution, the Soviet Union, the cold war, and contemporary Russia. Additionally, this course will cover economics, demographics, and political conditions and factors.



  
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    HIS 254 - American Indian History


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Overview of the history and cultures of American Indians in the U.S. from pre-Columbian (pre-contact with Europeans) times until the present with a major focus on white/American Indian relations.



  
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    HIS 257 - African American History


    Prerequisites:
    Grade of A- or better in ENG 060 , or grade of C+ or better in ENG 061 , or equivalent ACCUPLACER score
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Explore American history from the early Colonial period to the present, with special emphasis on the contributions of African Americans. Study the background of African Americans in political, economic, and social development of the United States to gain a better understanding of the African American in contemporary American society.



  
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    HIS 917 - Experimental Course


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New courses as student interests demand.



  
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    HIS 927 - Honors Study


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    This course is designated as an honors course in history as a special project.



  
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    HIS 929 - Individual Projects


    Prerequisites:
    Instructor’s approval
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    Special topics as arranged with instructor.




Health Sciences

  
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    HSC 110 - Introduction to Health Occupations


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course covers issues and practices in the health care industry. Topics include an in-depth exploration of health careers and employment expectations to assist in career development decisions; basic medical communication; and common health care safety practices.



  
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    HSC 113 - Medical Terminology


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    2 credit(s)

    Medical terms related to medical science (describing human body and functions). Emphasis on building a medical vocabulary through understanding root words, prefixes and suffixes, accurate spelling, and pronunciation.



  
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    HSC 129 - Anatomy & Phys for Health Sciences


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    5 credit(s)

    For health occupations students. Human anatomy and physiology form simple structures to the more complex and the interrelationships between them. Basic concepts of medical terminology will be incorporated.



  
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    HSC 134 - First Aid/CPR


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Knowledge and skills for the emergency care of the injured and prevention of accidents. Certification in CPR, victim assessment, basic life support procedures and techniques for adults and children, foreign body airway obstruction in adults and children.



  
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    HSC 162 - Health Support Professional


    Institutional
    3.5 credit(s)

    Provides an introduction to key skills needed to be a direct care worker. Includes core, personal activities of daily living, and health monitoring and maintenance. Requires passage of CORE by 70 percent or better to proceed into the HMM (Health Monitoring & Maintenance) and PADL (Personal Activities of Daily Living) modules.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion, student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate the ability to perform a variety of skills that are essential for providing care and/or encouraging independence to clients in home health, hospice, assisted living, public health, or the hospital setting.

    2.  Discuss OSHA and list ways to protect both themselves and their residents.

    3.  Discuss HIPAA and list ways to protect residents’ privacy.

    4.  Describe common diseases and disorders of each body system.

    5.  Describe the process and causes of dementia and how they relate to caring for clients in home health, hospice, assisted living, public health, or the hospital setting.

  
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    HSC 166 - Health Occupations Preparation


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. The course also prepares students to identify and report suspected child abuse and dependent adult abuse and it is a required course for mandatory reporters.



  
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    HSC 172 - Nurse Aide


    Prerequisites:
    CPR Card
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    In this 75 hour course students will learn and obtain the basic level of knowledge and the demonstration and proficiency in skills to provide safe, effective resident care in a nursing facility that provides care for the elderly or chronically ill person. This course requires passing the background check, a minimum of 30 hours classroom, 15 hours lab and 30 hours clinical experience. Students will incur additional costs for obtaining up to date immunizations, two step TB tests, Mandatory Reporter Training of Dependent Adult Abuse, background check, clinical uniform, shoes, watch with a second hand, book, workbook, transportation to lab/clinical and state competency exams for the Nurse Aide Registry. Lab and clinical will take place outside of the regular class schedule and will occur on days, evenings, weekends, holidays, and in a variety of locations. At the conclusion of class students will be eligible to complete the Iowa State Nurse Aide Skills and Computer Competency Exams.



  
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    HSC 175 - Nurse Aide Phase II


    Prerequisites:
    HSC 166  and CPR Card
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3.5 credit(s)

    This course is for the person with a nurse aide certificate who wants to increase knowledge regarding basic nursing care for individuals receiving health care services. Upon successful completion the student is qualified to work as a nurse aide in an acute care setting. The course consists of classroom and clinical experiences.



  
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    HSC 917 - Experimental Course


    Prerequisites:
    Instructor’s approval
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New courses as student interests demand.



  
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    HSC 929 - Individual Projects


    Prerequisites:
    Instructor’s approval
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    Special topics as arranged with instructor.




Humanities

  
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    HUM 118 - Humanities: Experience & Expression


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    An exploration of interdisciplinary humanities topics as they relate to the development of human understanding and creation of the arts.



  
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    HUM 287 - Leadership Development Studies


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills. Integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership.



  
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    HUM 917 - Experimental Course


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New courses as student interests demand.



  
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    HUM 927 - Honors Study


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    This course is designated as an honors course in humanities as a special project.




Industrial Technology

  
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    IND 105 - Introduction to Mechatronics


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Hands-on class of industrial systems and maintenance techniques. Areas covered include mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatics, motor controls, automated manufacturing, simple robotics, equipment lubrication and equipment moving. Students will work in groups to learn about and disassemble gearboxes, pumps, cylinders and automated machinery to uncover the inner workings and understand how the unit works.



  
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    IND 110 - CPR, First Aid and Safety


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Demonstration of fire extinguishers. Knowledge and skills needed for emergency care of the injured and prevention of accidents. General safety rules of the shop.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Students will be able to remember general shop safety principles.

    2. Students will be able to remember general CPR/First Aid principles applied to shop safety.

  
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    IND 112 - OSHA 10 Hour Utility Industry


    Prerequisites:
    IND 113 
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    This course will give the students an understanding of the history of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and how to identify safety and health hazards associated with the following areas: walking and working surfaces, exit routes, emergency action plans, fire protection, fire prevention, electrical safety, personal protective equipment, hazardous chemicals, material handling (Industrial trucks), machine guarding, fall protections, LOTO, and confined space.



  
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    IND 113 - Utility Industry Orientation


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    This course is structured to give the student an overview of gas and power line utility work. The gas technology students will hand dig and power line students will perform basic pole climbing. The course will give the student the opportunity to decide if they want to continue in their chosen major.



  
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    IND 125 - Introduction to Process Control


    Prerequisites:
    IND 112 , IND 133 , IND 171  and IND 172 
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    A study of control terminology and theory, control systems and controller circuit design, controller operation, maintenance, alignment, calibration, and tuning are covered. Application and operation of relays in the control circuit is covered.



  
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    IND 131 - Interpret UT Maps and Drawings


    Prerequisites:
    IND 113 
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course will instruct the student in interpreting maps and applying the knowledge in new construction, switching, repairing, and maintaining utility systems.



  
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    IND 132 - Mechanical Instruments


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    A study of pneumatic instrumentation measurement and control equipment. Topics include calibration, calibration standards, documentation, maintenance and repair of manometers, pressure regulators, pressure gauges, recorders, D/P cell transmitters, pressure transmitters, level displacement instruments, valve positioners, and control valves.



  
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    IND 133 - Occupational Safety


    Prerequisites:
    IND 113 
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    The course gives an overview on work site safety. Emphasis will be on obtaining locates, proper personal protective equipment, and OSHA work place regulations.



  
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    IND 153 - Industrial Mechanics


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Teaches the knowledge and skills required to do the following: install and maintain mechanical power transmissions systems, install and align coupling and shafts, perform proper lubrication on these systems, perform maintenance on these systems will be demonstrated as part of the course.



  
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    IND 160 - Seals, Bearings and Lubrication


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Self-paced course/interactive video. Basic information about seals and bearings used in industrial applications; selection and application of lubrication to machinery.



  
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    IND 169 - Basic Plumbing and Pipework


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    2 credit(s)

    Study of typical in plant applications of piping and fittings in an industrial plant. Emphasis will be placed on basic skills of installing metal and plastic pipe. Course includes cutting, bonding, and joining pipe.



  
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    IND 171 - General Utility Technical Skills


    Prerequisites:
    IND 113 
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    This course introduces students to basic utility regulations, tools, and materials. Federal and state regulations will also be explained.



  
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    IND 172 - Adv. Gas Theory & Principles


    Prerequisites:
    IND 113 
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course defines the skills within utility technician gas theory including codes, programs, mathematics, tools and operations.



  
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    IND 173 - Adv. Gas Technical Skills


    Prerequisites:
    IND 112 , IND 133 , IND 171  and IND 172  
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    5 credit(s)

    This course implements the skills within utility technician gas theory including codes, communications, programs, mathematics, tools and operations.



  
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    IND 177 - Adv. Mechanical Theory & Principles


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Defines the principles within utility technician mechanical drives theory including communications, programs, mathematics, tools and operations.



  
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    IND 178 - Adv. Mechanical Technical Skills


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    5 credit(s)

    Implements the skills within utility technician mechanical drives theory including communications, programs, mathematics, tools and operations.



  
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    IND 189 - Introduction to Mechatronics


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    5 credit(s)

    Is designed to give the student an understanding of the operation, adjustment, and troubleshooting of an automated manufacturing system components including the programmable logic controller.



  
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    IND 193 - Introduction to Pumps


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    This course introduces the student to the different types of pumps, their construction, and operation. It gives the students the ability to troubleshoot and then the hands on experience in disassembling, replacing parts, and reassembling various types of pumps found in industry.



  
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    IND 250 - Fundamentals/Maintenance Management


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Methods of planning, organizing, and supervising maintenance technicians.



  
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    IND 270 - Valve Maintenance DVC Mounting


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Basics of control valve body and actuator maintenance in conjunction with the latest in digital instrumentation. Basic hardware (valve body, bonnet, and actuator) of the control valve assembly. Topics include valve and actuator setup, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting. State of the art control valve instrumentation; i.e., the Fisher DVC (Digital Valve Controller) family (DVC2000, DVC5000, and DVC6000). DVC mounting, configuration, calibration, diagnostics, and troubleshooting are key subjects. The 275/375 handheld communicator and AMS ValveLink software are used as configurators. This course teaches only those instruments that are based on the HART protocol.



  
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    IND 271 - Valve Technician I


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Broad overview to control valve operation and maintenance from the technician’s perspective. How control valves, actuators, and related instruments function and how they are installed and calibrated. It emphasizes installation, troubleshooting, parts replacement, and calibration. A broad range of instrumentation is covered - from legacy pneumatic devices through modern digital valve controllers (DVC’s). Students spend 50% of their time in hands-on workshops.



  
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    IND 361 - Gas Utility Field Training 1


    Prerequisites:
    IND 171 , IND 125  and IND 173  
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    8 credit(s)

    Students continue the study of skills within utility technician gas theory including codes, programs, mathematics, tools and operations. Students use equipment utilized to complete projects in the field. (Fusion tools, leak detection, Trencher, Backhoe, and skid loader.)



  
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    IND 362 - Gas Utility Field Training 2


    Prerequisites:
    IND 171 , IND 125  and IND 173  
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    8 credit(s)

    Students continue to refine their skills within utility technician gas field. With an emphasis on regulator, meter and relief calculations and theories. Students use equipment utilized to complete projects in the field. (Fusion tools, leak detection, Trencher, Backhoe, and skid loader.) Students will do hands on corrosion experiments in the field.



  
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    IND 363 - Gas Utility Field Training 3


    Prerequisites:
    IND 171 , IND 361  and IND 362  
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    8 credit(s)

    Students continue lab experiences in metering, pressure regulation and protection. Work with regulator stations, valves and gauges, tapping/stoppering equipment. lab experiences in odorization, cathodic protection, mechanical fittings, pigging, pressure testing, purging and leak surveying. Students will use equipment in the gas field to complete projects including. (Fusion tools, leak detection equipment, Trencher, Backhoe, and skid loader.)



  
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    IND 911 - On-the-job Training


    Prerequisites:
    Instructor’s approval
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    Will provide an opportunity for students to have experience in the process industry.



  
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    IND 917 - Experimental Course


    Prerequisites:
    Instructor’s approval
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New courses as student interests demand.




Journalism

  
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    JOU 110 - Introduction to Mass Media


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Discussion of the mass communication process, the characteristics and responsibilities of the mass media, and the relationship of the mass media to society. Understand the history of the mass media and how it has evolved into the modern interactive mass media of today.



  
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    JOU 146 - Publications Staff


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Supervised writing, design and photography work on the college and community publications. May be repeated four times.



  
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    JOU 917 - Experimental Course


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New courses as student interests demand.



  
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    JOU 929 - Individual Projects


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    Specialized assignment designed by student/instructor.




Literature

  
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    LIT 101 - Introduction to Literature


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Critical analysis of various types of fiction, poetry, and drama.



  
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    LIT 110 - American Literature to Mid-1800’s


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    A survey of American literature from its beginning through the Civil War and Whitman.



  
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    LIT 111 - American Literature Since Mid-1800’s


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    A survey of American literature from the post-Civil War era (Mark Twain) to the present.



  
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    LIT 120 - American Novel


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    A survey of the American Novel with emphasis on 20th and 21st century works.



  
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    LIT 133 - Minority Voices in U.S. Literature


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    A survey of literature of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native Americans and Asian-Americans. Special attention is also given to women authors.



  
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    LIT 150 - World Literature I


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Analysis of major literary works from origins to the Renaissance.



  
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    LIT 151 - World Literature II


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Analysis of major literary works from the Neoclassical period to the present. Continuation of material in LIT 150 ; however, that course is not a prerequisite.



  
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    LIT 164 - Modern Short Novel


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Survey of short novels of the Modern period (1914-1965).



  
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    LIT 180 - Mythology


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course emphasizes the historical development and the craft of mythology through the study of major, representative works from ancient to modern day. Students will explore how mythology contributes to an understanding of the world and universe, and critically examine its pertinence to contemporary society.



  
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    LIT 188 - Detective Fiction


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Survey of detective fiction in novels, stories, and film from its origins in the 19th century to the present, including classic, hard-boiled, police procedural, spy, and thriller fiction.



  
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    LIT 199 - Literature of the Fantastic


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Examines recurring themes and motifs in fantastic and popular literature, including science fiction, fantasy, and horror.



  
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    LIT 917 - Experimental Course


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New courses as student interests demand.



  
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    LIT 927 - Honors Study


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    This course is designated as an honors course in literature as a special project.



  
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    LIT 929 - Individual Projects


    Prerequisites:
    Instructor’s approval
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    Specialized assignment designed by student/instructor.




Medical Assistant

  
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    MAP 111 - Medical Office Management I


    Prerequisites:
    Students must be accepted into the E/MVMED or E/MVMDP program to take MAP courses.
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Covers administrative competencies in the medical office including telephone procedures, scheduling, medical records management, supply inventory, equipment maintenance, concepts of effective communication, and legal and ethical responsibilities.



  
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    MAP 118 - Medical Office Management II


    Prerequisites:
    MAP 111  
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    Students will utilize an electronic health record system and practice management software to perform front office, coding, and billing tasks.



  
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    MAP 141 - Medical Insurance


    Prerequisites:
    E/MVMED: HSC 129  or BIO 168  and BIO 173 ; E/MVMDP: HSC 129  or BIO 168  and HSC 113  
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Provides a practical approach to medical insurance billing. Emphasis will be placed on current procedures (CPT-4) and international classification of disease codes (ICD-10-CM) used to facilitate proper coding in submitting claims. Pertinent billing tips will be offered for each type of insurance.



  
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    MAP 225 - Medical Lab Procedures I


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    Introduction to medical lab procedures, ethics, laboratory personnel and OSHA regulations. Includes use of equipment and application of basic microbiological principles. Routine urinalysis: physical, chemical and micro examination. Quality control is emphasized.



  
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    MAP 229 - Medical Lab Procedures II


    Prerequisites:
    MAP 225 
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    6 credit(s)

    Techniques of assisting with examinations, diagnostic and testing procedures including EKG. Clinical skills include vital signs, sterile procedures and medical asepsis, pulmonary function.



  
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    MAP 510 - Medical Office Pharmacology


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    This course provides a basic background in the classification of drugs, their sources, uses and legal implications. Discuss characteristics of topical drugs, side effects, precautions, interactions and patient education.



  
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    MAP 512 - Medical Assisting Pharmacology


    Prerequisites:
    HSC 129  or BIO 168  and BIO 173 
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    2 credit(s)

    Provides a basic background in the classification of drugs, their sources, uses and legal implications. Discusses characteristics of topical drugs, side effects, precautions, interactions and patient education.



  
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    MAP 602 - Clinical Experience Seminar


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Provides an opportunity for the student to discuss situations that arise in the clinical experience.



  
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    MAP 616 - Medical Assistant Externship


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    6 credit(s)

    Provides an opportunity for the student to discuss situations that arise in the clinical experience.



  
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    MAP 917 - Experimental Course


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New courses as student interests demand.




Mathematics

  
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    MAT 005 - Math Refresher


    DEVELOPMENTAL CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    A refresher course for vocational-technical and nursing students that covers additions, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and ratio/proportion/percents. Can also be individualized to cover different math concepts to meet student needs.



  
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    MAT 017 - Experimental Development Math


    DEVELOPMENTAL CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    Experimental Developmental Math course.



  
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    MAT 019 - Preparatory Mathematics


    Developmental Credit Type
    1 credit(s)

    Number systems, solutions of equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, exponents, radicals and coordinate geometry, and other foundational mathematics topics. A course to prepare for either Math for Liberal Arts or Statistics. Not a transfer course.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Break down numbers and their properties:

    a.  Whole numbers

    b.  Fractions and mixed numbers

    c.  Decimals

    d.  Ratios, rates, proportions, and percentages

    e.  Real numbers

    2. Analyze visual tools for Mathematics:

    a.  Measurements,

    b.  Geometry

    c.  Graphs

    3. Solve Mathematical expressions and equations:

    a.  Equations

    b.  Inequalities

    c.  Systems of equations

    d.  Systems of inequalities

    4. Calculate solutions to complex Mathematical expressions:

    1. Statistics
    2. Exponents
    3. Polynomials and factoring

  
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    MAT 040 - Basic Mathematics


    Prerequisites:
    COMPASS pre-algebra score of less than 40, any NextGen ACCUPLACER arithmetic score or ACT math score of less than 12
    DEVELOPMENTAL CREDIT TYPE
    2 credit(s)

    A review of the mathematical operations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, proportions and percents in a manner that will prepare the student to continue to another developmental math class.



  
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    MAT 046 - Mathematical Reasoning


    Prerequisites:
    Any NextGen ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score
    DEVELOPMENTAL
    3 credit(s)

    This is a course intended to get students comfortable with thinking about how values in the context of a problem actually have meaning. This course is about getting students to think about the context that numbers represent, about relationships, about meaning. Intended for students who plan to take MAT 110 , MAT 117 , or MAT 156 .



  
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    MAT 052 - Pre-Algebra


    Prerequisites:
    COMPASS pre-algebra score of 40 or better, NextGen ACCUPLACER arithmetic score of 220 or more, ACT math score of 12 or better, or MAT 040  
    DEVELOPMENTAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Designed for students with no background in algebra or for students who need a review before proceeding further. Covers topics basic to learning higher mathematics and basic problem-solving techniques using algebraic concepts. Not a transfer course.



  
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    MAT 062 - Elementary Algebra


    Prerequisites:
    COMPASS algebra score of 41 or better, NextGen ACCUPLACER arithmetic score of 250 or more, ACT math score of 15 or better, COMPASS college algebra score of 24 or below, or MAT 052 
    DEVELOPMENTAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Number systems, solutions of equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, exponents, radicals and complex numbers. Not a transfer course.



  
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    MAT 074 - College Preparatory Math 1


    Prerequisites:
    COMPASS pre-algebra score of 40 or better, COMPASS algebra score less than 55, any NextGen ACCUPLACER arithmetic score, ACT math score less than 20, COMPASS college algebra score of 24 or below, or grade of Cor better in MAT040
    DEVELOPMENTAL CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    Provides students with the knowledge necessary for success in college-level mathematics courses. Students will work at their own pace through a sequence of modules. Using a computer-based delivery system, students will master objectives over whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, proportions, percents, real numbers and solutions to algebra based application problems. Completion of Module 1 - 4 is required to receive 3 hours of credit.



  
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    MAT 075 - Statistics Support


    Prerequisites:
    Primary placement method used for any student whose high school transcript can be interpreted for use with the calculation spreadsheet:  High School GPA + High School Math composite calculation >= 3.5

    or

    The College Ready test may be used for both placement and remediation on an experimental basis.

    or

    Students who have completed pre-requisite developmental math courses with:

                   a C- in MAT074 College Prep Math 1

    or, for students where we can not use the composite high school calculation:

    1.5 years of high school algebra and meet the minimum placement

                   or a Compass Algebra score of at least 50

                   or an ACT Math score of at least 15

                   or an ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of at least 250
    Corequisites:
    MAT 156:  For students who qualify for this course, but do not qualify for MAT156 Statistics, they should take this course MAT075 Statistics Support at the same time as MAT156 Statistics.

    DEVELOPMENTAL CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    Taken at the same time as Statistics, this course supports students in five ways: 1) Reviewing fundamental math concepts needed for Statistics material. 2) Introduce Statistical concepts. 3) Learning about effective note taking. 4) Critical thinking and problem solving techniques. 5) Statistics problem solving guidance.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    Demonstrate ability to understand statistical notation.

    Demonstrate ability to interpret and execute statistics formulas.

    Demonstrate effective note taking skills.

    Demonstrate ability to interpret statistics word problems, assign appropriate variables, and identify appropriate formulas from an introductory statistics course.

    Demonstrate ability to interpret the results of a statistical test from an introductory statistics course.

  
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    MAT 077 - College Preparatory Math 2


    Prerequisites:
    COMPASS algebra test score of 30 or more, NextGen ACCUPLACER arithmetic score of 250 or more, ACT math score of 15 or more or grade of C- or better in MAT 074 
    DEVELOPMENTAL CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    This course is a continuation of MAT 074 . It provides students with the knowledge necessary for success in college-level mathematics courses. Students will work at their own pace through a sequence of modules. Using a computer-based delivery system, students will master objectives over polynomials, factoring, linear and absolute value equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations and inequalities, complex numbers and quadratic equations. It is designed for students who did not complete Modules 1 - 8 when taking MAT 074 . Completion of Modules 5 - 8 is required for 3 hours of credit.



  
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    MAT 078 - College Prep Math/Liberal Arts


    Prerequisites:
    Primary placement method used for any student whose high school transcript can be interpreted for use with the calculation spreadsheet:  High School GPA + High School Math composite calculation >= 3.5

    or

    The College Ready test may be used for both placement and remediation on an experimental basis.

    or

    Students who have completed pre-requisite developmental math courses with:

                   a C- in MAT074 College Prep Math 1

    or, for students where we can not use the composite high school calculation:

    1.5 years of high school algebra and meet the minimum placement

                   or a Compass Algebra score of at least 50

                   or an ACT Math score of at least 15

                   or an ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of at least 250

    or Instructor approval
    Corequisites:
    MAT 110: For students who qualify for this course, but do not qualify for MAT110 Statistics, they should take this course MAT078 Statistics Support at the same time as MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts.

    DEVELOPMENTAL CREDIT TYPE
    Variable credit(s)

    This course acts as a replacement of College Prep Math 2 and as a supplement to Math for Liberal Arts. Students enrolled in this class should also be enrolled in Math for Liberal Arts (MAT 110 ). Students in this class will be supported in Math for Liberal Arts by extra lectures and practice problems on current math content and will also be guided in study habits leading up to exams.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    Reviewing fundamental concepts needed for Math for Liberal Arts material;
    Learning about effective note taking for Math for Liberal Arts;
    Critical thinking and problem solving techniques applied to Math for Liberal Arts;
    Math for Liberal Arts homework guidance.

  
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    MAT 098 - College Preparatory Math 3


    Prerequisites:
    Grade of C- or better in MAT 077 
    DEVELOPMENTAL CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    This course is a continuation of MAT 074  and MAT 077 . Students will work at their own pace through modules 9 and 10. Using a computer-based delivery system, students will master objectives over the topics of radical and rational expressions and equations. It is designed for students who have completed Modules 1 - 8 and need to prepare for Calculus level classes. Completion of Modules 9 and 10 is required for 2 hours of credit.



  
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    MAT 110 - Math for Liberal Arts


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    Primary placement method used for any student whose high school transcript can be interpreted for use with the calculation spreadsheet:  High School GPA + High School Math composite calculation >= 4.5

    or

    Students who have completed pre-requisite developmental math courses:

                   Successful completion of MAT019 Preparatory Mathematics

                   or a B- in MAT074 College Prep Math 1

                   or a C- inMAT077 College Prep Math 2 or MAT062 Elementary Algebra

    or, for students where we can not use the composite high school calculation:

    1.5 years of high school algebra and meet the minimum placement

                   or a Compass Algebra score of at least 55

                   or an ACT Math score of at least 20

                   or an ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of at least 265
    Corequisites:
    MAT078 College Prep Math for Liberal Arts

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    An exploration of critical thinking, problem solving and decision making based on the study of various fields of mathematics. The emphasis is on understanding the usefulness of mathematics in everyday situations.



    Course Learning Outcomes
     

    1 Utilize mathematics to solve problems.
    2 Utilize mathematics to make decisions.
    3 Analyze mathematics’ impact on society.
    4 Develop critical thinking skills.

  
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    MAT 117 - Math for Elementary Teachers


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    Primary placement method used for any student whose high school transcript can be interpreted for use with the calculation spreadsheet:  High School GPA + High School Math composite calculation >= 4.5

    or

    Students who have completed pre-requisite developmental math courses with:

           a B- in MAT074 College Prep Math 1

           or a C- in MAT077 College Prep Math 2 or MAT062 Elementary Algebra

           or a C- in MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

    or, for students where we cannot use the composite high school calculation:

    1.5 years of high school algebra and meet the minimum placement

                   or a Compass Algebra score of at least 55

                   or an ACT Math score of at least 20

                   or an ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of at least 265
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Mathematics as problem solving, communication, connections, and reasoning with regard to tasks involving numeration, relationships, estimations. Also, number sense of whole and rational numbers, measurement, probability, statistics, geometry, and spatial sense. Activities and models appropriate to teaching elementary school mathematics are used to represent the topics.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    1.  Explain elementary math concepts in a manner that demonstrates understanding.
    2.  Present elementary math concepts in a manner that promotes understanding, as opposed to merely promoting memorization of procedures.
    3.  Employ multiple methods for demonstrating math concepts.
    4.  Read and interpret published mathematics education materials.
    5.  Demonstrate the use of basic math concepts in Problem Solving.
    6.  Evaluate incorrect student work to determine what conceptual error was made.
    7.  Use and interpret graphical, geometric and statistical representations of data.

  
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    MAT 121 - College Algebra


    Prerequisites:
    COMPASS algebra score of 55 or better, COMPASS college algebra score of 25 or better, ACT math score of 20 or better, grade of C- or better in MAT 062 , midterm grade of A- or better in MAT 074 *, grade of C- or better in MAT 077 , or grade of C- or better in MAT 110 
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    Coordinate geometry, complex numbers, quadratic and polynomial equations, functions, graphing, systems of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions determinants.



  
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    MAT 129 - Precalculus


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    COMPASS college algebra score of 51 or better, ACT math score of 25 or better, grade of C- or better in MAT 098 , MAT 121 , or MAT 132 
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    5 credit(s)

    Topics in algebra, trigonometry and analytical geometry: exponents, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, polynomial and rational functions, sequences and series, trigonometric functions, identities, complex numbers, lines in the plane, conic sections, polar coordinates, parametric equations.



  
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    MAT 132 - Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry


    Prerequisites:
    COMPASS algebra score of 55 or better, ACT math score of 20 or better, grade of C- or better in MAT062, midterm grade of A- or better in MAT 074 *, grade of C- or better in MAT 077 , or MAT 790  and MAT786
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    A problem solving approach to algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Topics include polynomial and rational functions, coordinate systems and graphing, systems of equations, angles, perimeter and area, trigonometric functions, inverses and identities, vectors, exponents, logarithms.



  
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    MAT 140 - Finite Math


    Prerequisites:
    COMPASS algebra score of 55 or better, COMPASS college algebra score of 25 or better, ACT math score of 20 or better, or midterm grade of A- or better in MAT 074 *, or grade of C- or better in MAT 062 , MAT 077 , or MAT 156 
    Cross Listed With: Cross listed with BUS 230 

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Linear programming. Critical path method and PERT techniques for project management. Computer programming to solve linear programming problems. Transportation and inventory techniques. Time value of money, curve fitting, and forecasting.



  
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    MAT 156 - Statistics


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    Primary placement method used for any student whose high school transcript can be interpreted for use with the calculation spreadsheet:  High School GPA + High School Math composite calculation >= 4.5

    or

    Students who have completed pre-requisite developmental math courses:

                  MAT019 Preparatory Mathematics successfully completed

                   or a B- in MAT074 College Prep Math 1

                   or a C- inMAT077 College Prep Math 2 or MAT062 Elementary Algebra

    or, for students where we cannot use the composite high school calculation:

    1.5 years of high school algebra and meet the minimum placement

                   or a Compass Algebra score of at least 55

                   or an ACT Math score of at least 20

                   or an ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of at least 265
    Corequisites:
    MAT075 Statistics Support

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course provides a foundation of statistical concepts and procedures that can aid the student as both a consumer and producer of statistical information. The course emphasizes descriptive and inferential statistical methods, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing and linear regression. Students are introduced to technology as it applies to introductory statistical methods.



    Course Learning Outcomes
     

    1. Analyze data using descriptive statistics.
    2. Analyze data using inferential statistics.
    3. Apply correlation and regression to a data set.
    4. Calculate the probability of events.
    5. Use software and/or other technologies to analyze data sets.

  
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    MAT 158 - Statistics II


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    Grade C- or better in MAT 156  
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course builds on the foundations of the first statistics course, by covering: Inferences from one or two samples; correlation, linear and nonlinear regression, prediction intervals, multiple regression; analysis of variance (one-way and two-way); test independence and goodness-of-fit; intro to nonparametric statistics. Use computers to visualize and analyze data.



  
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    MAT 165 - Business Calculus


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    MAT121 College Algebra, MAT129 Pre-Calculus or BUS230 Quantitative Methods for Business grade of C-

    or

    Primary placement method used for any student whose high school transcript can be interpreted for use with the calculation spreadsheet:  High School GPA + High School Math composite calculation >= 6.75

    or, for students where we cannot use the composite high school calculation:

    1.5 years of high school algebra and meet the minimum placement

         or a Compass College Algebra score of at least 60 and Trigonometry score of 51

         or an ACT Math score of at least 28

         or an ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning score of at least 285
    Cross Listed With: Cross listed with BUS 235  

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course uses calculus techniques with an emphasis on applications to business, the social sciences, the life sciences. Topics include derivatives and their uses, and integrals and their applications.  Types of functions include polynomial, rational and root, exponential and logarithmic.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    1.  Find derivatives using the derivative definition and use derivative formulas for problems with powers, products, quotients, trig functions, logs and exponentials.

    2.  Apply derivative solution methods to solve a variety of types of problems, with special emphasis on min-max.

    3.  Integrate polynomial, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic problems, including the difference of functions and integration by parts, and demonstrate the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

    4. Calculus applications to business, social and life science.

  
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    MAT 210 - Calculus I


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    MAT121 College Algebra with a B-, or MAT129 Pre-Calculus or BUS230 Quantitative Methods for Business grade of C-

    or

    Primary placement method used for any student whose high school transcript can be interpreted for use with the calculation spreadsheet:  High School GPA + High School Math composite calculation >= 6.75

    or, for students where we cannot use the composite high school calculation:

    1.5 years of high school algebra and meet the minimum placement

         or a Compass College Algebra score of at least 60 and Trinonometry score of 51

         or an ACT Math score of at least 28

         or an ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning score of at least 285
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    This course is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge of calculus. Topics covered include the concepts of a limit, continuity, the derivative, and the integral as well as practical applications of these concepts. Topics will be approached from numerical, graphical, and analytical standpoints.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    1.  Demonstrate the concepts of limits and continuity; find the limit (if it exists) of functions by using symbolic, graphical and numeric methods.

    2.  Find derivatives using the derivative definition and use derivative formulas for problems with powers, products, quotients, trig functions, logs and exponentials.

    3.  Apply derivative solution methods to solve a variety of types of problems.

    4.  Integrate polynomial, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic problems, including the difference of functions and integration by parts, and demonstrate the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

 

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