Feb 02, 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.

 

Coaching Officiating

  
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    PEC 130 - Care and Prevention. Of Ath. Injuries


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1.5 credit(s)

    Knowledge and understanding of the prevention and care of athletic injuries and medical and safety problems relation to physical activity.



  
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    PEC 151 - Theory of Coaching Soccer


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    2 credit(s)

    Provides students with a background of the entire game of soccer. Students will also be equipped with the knowledge to be able to coach youth soccer and set up successful practices. Areas of instruction will include Laws of the Game, principles of play, Care & Prevention, team management, methods of soccer, designing practice sessions, and the abilities to analyze the game. The completion of this class there will be a final test to see if the individual will receive a National or State United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “D” license.



  
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    PEC 180 - Sports Off:Ftball,Wrstlng,Voll


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    2 credit(s)

    Principles and practice in officiating games and contests.



  
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    PEC 182 - Sports Off:Bsktbll,Sftbll,Bsbl


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    2 credit(s)

    Principles and practices in officiating games and contests.



  
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    PEC 917 - Experimental Course


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New courses as student interests demand.




General Physical Education & Health

  
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    PEH 102 - Health


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Study of several of the dimensions of personal health with emphasis on the physical and emotional dimensions. Principles of a healthy lifestyle and how these principles apply to their own behavior.



  
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    PEH 110 - Personal Wellness


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    2 credit(s)

    Principles of physical fitness, good nutrition, stress management. Applications and practice of these principles in everyday life. Includes some physical activity.



  
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    PEH 142 - First Aid


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Basic treatment: All types of injuries, accidents, wounds, sudden illnesses, and medical emergencies. Includes eight hours of CPR.



  
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    PEH 150 - Basic Cardiac Life Support


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Provides information about prudent living, prevention of unnecessary heart disease, and early warning of heart attack. Includes extensive training in pulmonary resuscitation techniques. Certification in Basic Life Support.



  
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    PEH 161 - Introduction to Physical Education


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    2 credit(s)

    Designed to orient prospective physical education majors and minors in the field of physical education. Includes history, philosophy, trends, and developments of physical education. Observations of physical education programs and classes in the surrounding community, with opportunity for discussion and evaluation included.



  
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    PEH 175 - Sports Psychology


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    2 credit(s)

    Study of the personality of the athlete, anxiety and arousal in sport, arousal adjustment strategies, cognitive-behavioral intervention in sport, motivation, and self-confidence in sport.



  
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    PEH 210 - Elementary Physical Education


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Study of theory, practice, and methods for teaching physical education in the elementary school. Basic wellness, games and sports, rhythms, and student evaluation will be presented. Child health and safety, school policies and curriculum, and contemporary issues related to total child wellness as well as preparing unit plans, lesson plans, and self-testing activities for kindergarten through sixth grades.



  
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    PEH 220 - Lifestyle Management


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Developing a healthy lifestyle through exercise and diet. Includes assessment of status, planning, and participating in a program based on individual needs.



  
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    PEH 250 - Swimming Pool Management


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Designed to meet state health requirements for Certified Pool Operators. Topics include risk management, sanitation, and equipment purchase and operation.



  
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    PEH 255 - Principles of Sports Management


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Introduction to the academic and professional field of sports management. An overview of sports management rather than detailed instructions about how to manage sport enterprises.



  
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    PEH 256 - Current Issues in Sports Management


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Studies current issues, problems, and trends in sports management. Ethical, technological, and social issues will be discussed.



  
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    PEH 260 - Recreational Leadership


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Provides students with a working proficiency in the area of recreation. Emphasis on coordinating practical lab experiences in which the student will have an opportunity to perform a wide variety of recreational skills, and classroom discussion of the principles of recreation leadership.



  
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    PEH 917 - Experimental Course


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New course as student interests demand.



  
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    PEH 929 - Individual Projects


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    Specialized assignment designed by student/instructor.



  
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    PEH 932 - Internship


    Prerequisites:
    PEH 255 , or PEH 256 , or instructor’s approval
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Experience applied in a professional setting in a sports management, fitness, or similar agency.




Physical Education Training

  
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    PET 105 - Basic Athletic Training


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Provides students with knowledge of the profession of the certified athletic trainer, factors associated with injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, emergency care of athletic injuries, protective equipment, basic organization, and administrative and legal concepts in the athletic training setting. Allows the student athletic trainers to gain a working knowledge of the basic skills required to become a certified athletic trainer.



  
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    PET 115 - Introduction to Taping


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    2 credit(s)

    This is an entry level class that will introduce you to the taping aspects of the Athletic Training profession. The time spent in class will cover the most common taping and wrapping techniques needed to become a successful Athletic Training Student (ATS). Students will be tested during class and lab time.



  
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    PET 140 - Athletic Training Practicum I


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Athletic training skills instruction for the beginning student athletic trainer. Practical examinations cover material taught during scheduled meeting times and observation hours. Observation of athletic training skills and techniques used concurrent with athletic events. The purpose of this class is to provide students with clinical rotations during their freshman year. The rotation will be at multiple sites and sports with supervision from the Certified Athletic Trainer. Students will be expected to attend practices and games as assigned. At this time they will practice and demonstrate skills taught in the classroom. They will be in charge of a daily journal of activities and hours.



  
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    PET 150 - Athletic Training Practicum II


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Athletic training skills instruction for the beginning student athletic trainer. Practical examinations cover material taught during scheduled meeting times and observation hours. Observation of athletic training skills and techniques used concurrent with athletic events. The purpose of this class is to provide students with clinical rotations during their freshman year. The rotation will be at multiple sites and sports with supervision from the Certified Athletic Trainer. Students will be expected to attend practices and games as assigned. At this time they will practice and demonstrate skills taught in the classroom. They will be in charge of a daily journal of activities and hours.



  
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    PET 170 - Athletic Training Practicum III


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    The purpose of this class is to provide students with clinical rotation during their sophomore year. Students will be expected to attend practices and events for their assigned sport. In addition, they will be involved in making treatment plans and maintaining good record keeping. During this time, each student will provide, demonstrate and refine the skills taught in the classroom. The student will be responsible for the professional duties of communication between the athlete, coach and the Certified Athletic Trainer. The sophomore students will have more responsibilities and duties than previously, to prepare them for a smooth transfer to a four-year college.



  
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    PET 180 - Athletic Training Practicum IV


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    The purpose of this class is to provide students with clinical rotation during their sophomore year. Students will be expected to attend practices and events for their assigned sport. In addition, they will be involved in making treatment plans and maintaining good record keeping. During this time, each student will provide, demonstrate and refine the skills taught in the classroom. The student will be responsible for the professional duties of communication between the athlete, coach and the Certified Athletic Trainer. The sophomore students will have more responsibilities and duties than previously, to prepare them for a smooth transfer to a four-year college.



  
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    PET 189 - Advanced Athletic Training


    Prerequisites:
    PET 105 
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Allow sophomore students to continue learning the basics of athletic training by focusing more about anatomy and physiology of the human body. Students will also be learning how to accomplish an injury evaluation, assessment, and also treatment plans. Therefore, each student should feel confident to cover practices/games as an athletic training student, with supervision of the Certified Athletic Trainer.



  
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    PET 191 - Advanced Athletic Training II


    Prerequisites:
    PET 105   and PET 189 
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This class will allow sophomore students to continue learning the basics of athletic training by focusing more about anatomy and physiology of the human body. Students will also be learning how to accomplish an injury evaluation, assessment, and also treatment plans. Therefore, each student should feel confident to cover practices/games as an athletic training students, with supervision of the Certified Athletic Trainer.



  
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    PET 917 - Experimental Course


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New course as student interests demand.




Intercollegiate Physical Education

  
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    PEV 115 - Varsity Baseball


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Participation at an intercollegiate level with emphasis on perfecting skills during practice, learning strategies, and competing successfully during games.



  
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    PEV 120 - Varsity Basketball


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Participation at an intercollegiate level with emphasis on perfecting skills during practice, learning strategies, and competing successfully during games.



  
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    PEV 130 - Varsity Cross Country


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Participation at an intercollegiate level with emphasis on perfecting skills during practice, learning strategies, and competing successfully during games.



  
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    PEV 135 - Varsity Football


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Participation at an intercollegiate level with emphasis on perfecting skills during practice, learning strategies, and competing successfully during games.



  
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    PEV 140 - Varsity Golf


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Participation at an intercollegiate level with emphasis on perfecting skills during practice, learning strategies, and competing successfully during games.



  
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    PEV 150 - Varsity Soccer


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Participation at an intercollegiate level with emphasis on perfecting skills during practice, learning strategies, and competing successfully during games.



  
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    PEV 156 - Drill Team


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Participation at an intercollegiate level with emphasis on perfecting skills during practice, learning strategies, and competing successfully during games.



  
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    PEV 160 - Varsity Softball


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Participation at an intercollegiate level with emphasis on perfecting skills during practice, learning strategies, and competing successfully during games.



  
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    PEV 170 - Varsity Volleyball


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Participation at an intercollegiate level with emphasis on perfecting skills during practice, learning strategies, and competing successfully during games.



  
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    PEV 180 - Varsity Wrestling


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Participation at an intercollegiate level with emphasis on perfecting skills during practice, learning strategies, and competing successfully during games.



  
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    PEV 190 - Varsity Spirit Squad


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Participation at an intercollegiate level with emphasis on perfecting skills during practice, learning strategies, and competing successfully during games.




Philosophy

  
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    PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course explores the reasons for existence. It addresses problems of science and religion, social and political life, methods of study, and approaches to search for truth.



  
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    PHI 105 - Introduction to Ethics


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course explores the concepts of right and wrong and offers a historical development of ethical systems from Greek civilization to the present.



  
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    PHI 917 - Experimental Course


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New courses as student interests demand.



  
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    PHI 927 - Honors Study


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

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




Physical Science

  
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    PHS 120 - Exploring Physical Science


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    1 year high school algebra or college equivalent
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    Laboratory course designed to introduce the physical sciences to students with limited science background. Topics in chemistry, physics, and at least one of the following: geology, astronomy, or meteorology.



  
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    PHS 142 - Principles of Astronomy


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    High school algebra or equivalent
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Basic information for better understanding the nature of the universe, including the earth as a celestial body, the sun, the moon, our solar system, and the galaxies. Field experience in naked eye and telescopic observation techniques. Various types and construction of telescopes.



  
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    PHS 917 - Experimental Course


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

    New courses as student interests demand.



  
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    PHS 929 - Individual Projects


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

    Specialized assignment designed by instructor.




Commercial Photography

  
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    PHT 929 - Individual Projects


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    Specialized assignment designed by student/instructor.




Physics

  
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    PHY 106 - Survey of Physics


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    An introduction to the basic concepts of physics. Includes elementary topics from mechanics, properties of matter, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light. Emphasizes a conceptual understanding of basic principles in the everyday experience.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    Identify and measure properties of matter.

    Predict a system’s behavior qualitatively by recognizing and applying principles of physics.

    Predict physical phenomena quantitatively by applying physics principles.

    Perform experiments using the scientific method.   

  
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    PHY 121 - Elements of Physics


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    COMPASS algebra score of 55 or better, ACT score of 20 or better, grade of A- or better in MAT 052 , grade of C- or better inMAT 062 , MAT 121 , MAT 132 , BUS 230 , MAT 129 , or MAT 210 .
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    A quantitative course on the principles and applications of physics. Selected topics include mechanics, properties of matter, fluids, gases and thermodynamics.



  
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    PHY 162 - College Physics I


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    COMPASS college algebra score of 55 or better, ACT math score of 26 or better, or PHY 121 
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    General physics for science majors; not intended for engineering majors. Algebra-based, topics include Netonian mechanics, properties of matter, and waves.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    Manipulate quantities between their units of measurement.

    Build mathematical models for given problems by employing physics principles.

    Solve problems using algebra, trigonometry, and vector operations.

    Test physical principles using the scientific method.

  
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    PHY 172 - College Physics II


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    PHY 162  or PHY 212 
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    Continuation of PHY 162 . Topics include thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and optics.



  
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    PHY 212 - Classical Physics I


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    MAT 210 
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    5 credit(s)

    Physics for engineers and science majors. Calculus based, topics include Newtonian mechanics, properties of matter, and waves.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    Manipulate quantities between their units of measurement.

    Build mathematical models for given problems by employing physics principles.

    Solve problems using algebra, trigonometry, vector operations, and calculus.

    Test physical principles using the scientific method.

  
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    PHY 222 - Classical Physics II


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    MAT 216  and PHY 212 
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    5 credit(s)

    Continuation of PHY 212 . Topics include thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and optics.



  
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    PHY 917 - Experimental Course


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New courses as student interests demand.



  
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    PHY 929 - Individual Projects


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    Special topics as arranged with instructor.




Practical Nursing

  
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    PNN 110 - Fundamentals of Nursing I


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Orients the student to nursing and the nursing process. Develops technical skills used within the scope of practical nursing in Iowa and enhances knowledge and professionalism in the use of interpersonal communication and professional and medical ethics.



  
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    PNN 111 - Fundamentals of Nursing II


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 

     
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    3.5 credit(s)

    Orients the student to nursing and the nursing process. Develops technical skills used within the scope of practical nursing in Iowa and enhances knowledge and professionalism in the use of interpersonal communication and professional and medical ethics.



  
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    PNN 113 - Fundamentals of Nursing


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 

     
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    6.5 credit(s)

    Orients the student to nursing and the nursing process. Develops technical skills used within the scope of practical nursing in Iowa and enhances knowledge and professionalism in the use of interpersonal communication and professional and medical ethics.



  
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    PNN 231 - Pharmacology


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Introduction to the study of drugs which affect various body systems. Various pharmacological classifications, dose ranges, actions, side effects, and methods of administration of commonly-prescribed medications. Foundation for legal guidelines for safe and effective drug preparation and administration.



  
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    PNN 403 - Mental Health Concepts


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    2 credit(s)

    This course introduces the practical nursing student to basic concepts that deal with mental health and mental illness. It includes community resources, interpersonal communication and a beginning look at psychotropic medications.



  
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    PNN 404 - Introduction into Behavioral Health


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151, BIO 168, BIO 173, BIO 186, and EDU 160
    Corequisites:
    PNN 113, PNN 231

    Institutional
    3 credit(s)

     

    This course introduces the practical nursing student to basic concepts that deal with behavioral health and mental illness. It includes community resources, interpersonal communication, and a beginning look at psychotropic medications.





    Course Learning Outcomes

    1.  Identify the foundations and principles of Mental Health Concepts.

    2.  Utilize the steps of the nursing process, including assessment, establishing goals, planning interventions, and evaluating interventions of patients with mental health disparities.

    3.  Identify the legal aspects affecting the care and treatment of clients with mental health disparities.

    4.  Educate the family and patient regarding available resources for the care and management of clients with mental health disparities.

    5.  Apply knowledge of pharmacological classifications, actions, side effects, and safe methods for administration of commonly prescribed mental health medications.

  
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    PNN 412 - Introduction to Pediatrics


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    2.5 credit(s)

    This course includes health teaching related to the study of family centered nursing care. Pediatric focus: Emphasizes the application of principles of human growth and development to provide nursing care to families with infants, children, or adolescents. The study of nursing care for the prevention and treatment of common pediatric disorders is highlighted. The clinical component is in acute care obstetrical and a variety of pediatric settings.



  
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    PNN 424 - Introduction to Obstetrics


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    2 credit(s)

    This course includes health teaching related to the study of family centered nursing care. Maternity focus: The study of preconception; pregnancy and major complications; the birth process; postpartum nursing care; and newborn care. Students learn about contraception; infertility; common neonatal birth defects; and differentiate principles of newborn care for preterm infants, term infants, and post term infants.



  
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    PNN 426 - Introduction to Obstetrics and Pediatrics


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    4.5 credit(s)

    This course includes health teaching related to the study of family centered nursing care in obstetrics and pediatrics. The obstetrical portion includes the study of preconception; pregnancy and major complications; the birth process; postpartum nursing care; and newborn care. The pediatric portion includes the application of principles of human growth and development in the provision of nursing care to families with infants, children, or adolescents. The study of nursing care for the prevention and treatment of common pediatric disorders is highlighted. The clinical component for obstetrics and pediatrics will include the incorporation of lab simulation.



  
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    PNN 427 - Introduction to Maternal Child Nursing Care


    Prerequisites:
    BIO151, BIO168, BIO173, BIO186, EDU160, PNN113, PNN231, PNN404
    Corequisites:
    PNN537

    2 credit(s)

    This course includes health teaching related to the study of family centered nursing care in obstetrics and pediatrics. The obstetrical portion includes the study of preconception; pregnancy and major complications; the birth process; postpartum nursing care; and newborn care. The pediatric portion includes the application of principles of human growth and development in the provision of nursing care to families with infants, children, or adolescents. The study of nursing care for the prevention and treatment of common pediatric disorders is highlighted. The clinical component for obstetrics and pediatrics will include the incorporation of lab simulation



    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Utilize the steps of the nursing process, including assessment, establishing goals, planning interventions, and evaluating said interventions for pregnant women before, during and after delivery.

    2. Collaborate with the inter-professional team to provide input in the management of care for pregnant clients before, during and after delivery.

    3. Educate the family and patient regarding available resources for the care and management of mother and child before, during and after labor and delivery.

    4. Implement nursing interventions to help patients and families cope with the psychosocial impact brought on by parenthood.

  
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    PNN 500 - Leadership & Professional Nsg


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    This course is designed to assist students to assume their role as a member of the health care team. Concepts relating to leadership and management skills are included to facilitate the transition to professional nursing.



  
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    PNN 520 - Nursing Care of the Adult Client I


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    Applies a systematic approach for the comprehensive coverage of the nursing care of adults with disorders requiring medical and surgical management. Each unit covers a body system and begins with assessment, age-related changes, diagnostic tests and procedures, and common therapeutic measures that are related to the body system discussed. Specific disorders and nursing care are then discussed. Students continue to develop skills using NANDA terminology and the nursing process. There is an associated clinical component in an acute care setting.



  
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    PNN 525 - Nursing Care of the Adult II


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    4 credit(s)

    Continues the systematic approach for the comprehensive coverage of the nursing care of adults with disorders requiring medical and surgical management covered in Nursing Care of the Adult Client I. There is and associated clinical component in the acute care setting.



  
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    PNN 526 - Nursing Care of the Adult Client 1


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    8 credit(s)

    PNN526 Nursing Care of the Adult Client 1 applies a systematic approach for the comprehensive coverage by the licensed practical nurse (LPN) of the care of adults with disorders requiring medical and surgical management. Each unit covers a body system and begins with assessment, age-related changes, diagnostic tests and procedures, and common therapeutic measures that are related to the body system discussed. Specific disorders and nursing care are then discussed. Students continue to develop skills using NANDA terminology and the nursing process. There is and associated clinical component required with this course.



  
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    PNN 530 - Nursing Care of the Adult III


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    3.5 credit(s)

    Applies a systematic approach for the comprehensive coverage of the nursing care of adults with disorders requiring medical and surgical management. Each unit covers a body system and begins with assessment, age-related changes, diagnostic tests and procedures, and common therapeutic measures that are related to the body system discusses. Specific disorders and nursing care are then discusses. Students continue to develop skills using NANDA terminology and the nursing process. There is an associated preceptorship component to this course in which a student completes a 45-hour, one to one situation with an LPN or RN in a health care setting.



  
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    PNN 537 - Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing of the Adult


    Prerequisites:
    BIO151, BIO168, BIO173, BIO186, EDU160, PNN113, PNN231, PNN404
    Institutional
    11 credit(s)

    Nursing Care of the Adult Client applies a systematic approach for the comprehensive coverage by the licensed practical nurse (LPN) of the care of adults with disorders requring medical and surgical management. Each unit covers a body system and begins with asssesment, age-related changes, diagnostic tests and procedures and common therapeutic measures that are related to the body system discussed. Specific disorders and nursing care are then discussed. Students continue to develop skills using NANDA terminology and the nursing process.  There are associated clinical components required with this course.



    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Utilize the steps of the nursing process including assessment, establishing goals, planning interventions and evaluating interventions in the role of the LPN to assist the RN with patients diagnosed with medical-surgical disorders.

     2. Collaborate with the health care team to provide culturally sensitive care for the patient with musculoskeletal, cardiac, hematological, respiratory, fluid and electrolyte, neurological, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, urinary, integumentary, emergency care and bioterroism disorders.

    3. Assist the health care team by demonstrating effective communication in educating the patient and family in the care and management of musculoskeletal, cardiac, hematological, respiratory, fluid and electrolyte, neurological, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, urinary, integumentary, emergency care and bioterroism disorders.

    4. Assist the health care team by using critical thinking skills in implementing nursing interventions to help patients and families cope with the psychosocial impact of musculoskeletal, cardiac, hematological, respiratory, fluid and electrolyte, neurological, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, urinary, integumentary, emergency care and bioterroism disorders.

    5. Assist in creating an evidence based plan of care for patients with musculoskeletal, cardiac, hematological, respiratory, fluid and electrolyte, neurological, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, urinary, integumentary, emergency care and bioterroism disorders.

    6. Develop competence with current technology to facilitate confidential clinical documentation

  
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    PNN 540 - Leadership Clinical Experience


    Prerequisites:
    BIO 151 , BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186 , and EDU 160 
    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Leadership clinical experience in a long term care facility.



  
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    PNN 544 - Transitions to Practical Nursing Practice


    Prerequisites:
    Succcessful completion of:

    BIO 151, BIO 168, BIO 173, BIO 186, and EDU 160
    PNN427, & PNN537
    Institutional
    4 credit(s)

    Students will learn to assume their role as a member of the health care team. Additionally, they will learn concepts relating to leadership and management skills are included to facilitate the transition to professional nursing. The student will have a leadership clinical component associated with the completion of this course. 



    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Utilize the steps of the nursing process, including assessment, establishing goals, planning interventions, and evaluating said interventions with patients diagnosed with basic health disparities. 

    2. Collaborate with the inter professional team to provide nursing care of clients with basic fluid and electrolyte imbalances, basic gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory diagnosis and wound care.

    3. Educate the family and patient regarding available resources for the nursing care of clients with basic fluid and electrolyte imbalances, basic gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory diagnoses and wound care. 

    4. Implement nursing interventions to help patients and families cope with the psychosocial impact of nursing care of clients with basic fluid and electrolyte imbalances, basic gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory diagnosis and wound care.    

    5. Create an evidence-based plan of care for clients with basic fluid and electrolyte imbalances, basic gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory diagnoses and wound care, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, surgical procedures, and problems with immunity.

  
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    PNN 917 - Experimental Course


    NURSING CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New courses as student interests demand.




Political Science

  
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    POL 111 - American National Government


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Survey of the philosophy, structure, and powers of American national government and how citizens are linked to government through such things as political parties and elections.



  
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    POL 907 - Co-op Field Experience


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

    Individually designed job experience and related assignment for students planning a career in government or a related area.



  
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    POL 917 - Experimental Course


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

    New courses as student interests demand.



  
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    POL 927 - Honors Study


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

    Honors topic arranged with instructor.



  
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    POL 929 - Individual Projects


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

    Special topics as arranged with instructor.




Paralegal

  
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    PRL 101 - Paralegal Studies Orientation


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Provides an overview of the American legal system and the practice of law. Introduces students to legal processes; court systems; courses of law; basic legal research methods; and to the nature, ethics and regulation of legal professions. Introduces the substantive law and skill areas students will encounter in subsequent courses. Examines the relationship between different kinds of legal systems and between social science and law.



  
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    PRL 109 - Introduction to Legal Research


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    1 credit(s)

    Provides instruction in law library and computer technology resources needed for law applicable to solving legal problems, including research strategies, analysis and application of law.



  
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    PRL 114 - Advanced Legal Research and Writing


    Prerequisites:
    PRL 101  and PRL 109 
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Provides instruction in using computer based legal research methods to address complex legal research problems and in utilizing research results in briefs and other advocacy legal documents. Introduction to and utilization of office practice software.



  
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    PRL 131 - Torts and Litigation I


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    A study of the basic law relating to personal and property damage. Topics include intentional tort, negligence, nuisance, strict liability and automobile law. Principles of trial practice including drafting basic pleadings and organization of materials for trial.



  
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    PRL 132 - Torts and Litigation II


    Prerequisites:
    PRL 131 
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    A continuation of PRL 131 . Areas of concentration will be premise liability, family torts, defamation, governmental immunity, malpractice and wrongful death. Advanced trial practice including drafting of pleadings and discovery documents.



  
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    PRL 151 - Real Estate Law


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    A study of the law of real property and a survey of the more common types of real estate transactions. Emphasis is on the preparation of the instruments necessary to complete various real estate transactions.



  
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    PRL 161 - Family Law


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    The legal aspects of the family relationship. The rights and duties of the parties in marriage, annulment, divorce, child custody and adoption. The course will emphasize the use of domestic law forms.



  
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    PRL 165 - Estate Planning and Probate Law


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Provides a working knowledge of lifetime and testamentary estate planning enabling the student to draft trusts and wills, and to compute tax consequences. Provides understanding of the process of settling estates both within and outside probate court.



  
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    PRL 172 - Administrative and Bankruptcy Law


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Provides a working knowledge of administrative law and procedure, and the practical skills necessary for advocacy before an administrative agency. Teaches the Bankruptcy Act, applicable rules and selected case law and their application to the preparation of a bankruptcy filing.



  
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    PRL 183 - Employment Law


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Surveys selected legal aspects of the employer-employee relationship, such as federal labor laws, civil rights laws, Americans with Disabilities Act, privacy and harassment laws, and human resource management issues.



  
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    PRL 184 - Alternative Dispute Resolution


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Classroom study of arbitration, mediation, negotiation, and client contact in an ADR case. Students will study the purpose of ADR using “objective” criteria.



  
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    PRL 283 - Legal Ethics/Office Management


    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    An in-depth study of how a law office functions. The class will focus on the structure of firms/corporate legal departments, use of technology in administering a law office and various administrative and support roles performed by lawyers and non-lawyers in a law office setting. Additionally, the student will study the canons of professional ethics and disciplinary rules applicable to lawyers and legal assistants, together with applicable disciplinary proceedings and court decisions.



  
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    PRL 917 - Experimental Course


    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    New courses as student interests demand.



  
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    PRL 934 - Legal Practicum


    Prerequisites:
    PRL 101  or instructor’s approval
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
    Varied credit(s)

    The practicum assists students in obtaining work experiences prior to graduation. Under the supervision of a person in the student’s field of study, the student becomes involved through observation and exploratory experience in various areas of the law, such as clerical duties, client interviews, legal research, brief preparation, trial preparation, and post-trial documentation, depending on his/her selected intern site. The student will have an opportunity to be introduced to office practice and the skills involved in his/her chosen career. The student will receive one credit hour for every 60 hours of work completed.




Psychology

  
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    PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology


    AA Approved

    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    A survey of the psychological concepts, methods and principles of behavior and mental processes.



  
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    PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology


    Prerequisites:
    There is not a prerequisite for this course.
    Corequisites:
    none

    Cross Listed With: n/a

    3 hours
    3 credit(s)

    Students are introduced to biological, cognitive, social, and emotional development from conception through death. The course provides an introduction to both the historical and contemporary theories in developmental psychology.



    Course Learning Outcomes
     

    1. Explain the major theoretical perspectives of developmental psychology
    2. Describe biological, cognitive, and socioemotional changes across the lifespan
    3. Interpret current research in the field of developmental psychology
    4. Explain cultural differences in the understanding of developmental psychology
  
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    PSY 171 - Health Psychology


    Prerequisites:
    Grade of D or better in PSY 111  
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Learn about the psychological aspects of illness, hospitalization, and lifestyle choices as they effect health. Specific attention given to the effects of stress on illness, how health services are used and misused, and the patient-practitioner’s relationship.



  
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    PSY 224 - Adolescent Psychology


    Prerequisites:
    Grade of D or better in PSY 111 
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    Learn about the biological, social, emotional, and cultural forces that impact maturation and development from puberty to young adulthood. Historical and contemporary theoretical perspectives will be explored as they relate to this period of rapid change.



  
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    PSY 241 - Abnormal Psychology


    AA Approved

    Prerequisites:
    Grade of D or better in PSY 111 
    STANDARD CREDIT TYPE
    3 credit(s)

    This course examines historical and current theoretical perspectives of abnormality. Students will evaluate diagnostic criteria, research, and ethical issues in abnormal psychology using a biopsychosocial approach.



 

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