Jun 21, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog SVC 
    
2018-2019 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 
  
  • ACCT 142 - Payroll Procedures

    (3)
    Computation of employee earnings, completion of payroll register, completion of individual earnings records, and preparation of various tax forms and reports. None
  
  • ACCT 145 - Small Business Accounting I

    (5)
    Learn to analyze and record the business transactions of sole-proprietorship, service businesses in journals and ledgers using double-entry accounting. Complete worksheets, record adjusting and closing entries, and create financial statements as required for a complete accounting cycle. Additional topics include cash control, basic payroll preparation, and partnerships. Not intended for transfer. None
  
  • ACCT 146 - Small Business Accounting II

    (5)
    Learn to analyze and record the business transactions of sole-proprietorship, merchandise businesses in general and special journals using double-entry accounting. Complete worksheets, record adjusting and closing entries, and create financial statements as required for a complete accounting cycle. Additional topics include notes payable and notes receivable, bad debt, inventory, and fixed assets. Not intended for transfer. Prerequisite: ACCT 145.
  
  • ACCT 242 - QuickBooks

    (3)
    Introduction to the completion of the accounting cycle using QuickBooks Pro accounting software. Includes accounting for customers and vendors, inventory, budgets, and financial reports. Prerequisite: ACCT 145 or ACCT& 201 or equivalent.
  
  • ACCT 244 - Sage 50

    (3)
    Introduction to the completion of the accounting cycle using Sage (formerly Peachtree) accounting software. Includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, and financial reports. Prerequisite: ACCT 145 or ACCT& 201 or equivalent.
  
  • ACCT& 201 - Prin of Accounting I

    (5)
    Introduction to financial accounting as an essential part of business decision making. The concepts of asset/liability valuation and reporting, income measurement, inventory systems and the interpretation of financial statements are presented. Required for business majors transferring to 4 year business programs. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 099 or instructor permission.
  
  • ACCT& 202 - Prin of Accounting II

    (5)
    Continuation of ACCT& 201. Business organizations, financing, cash flow analysis and financial statement analysis are presented. Required for business majors transferring to 4 year business programs. Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher and ACCT& 201, or instructor permission.
  
  • ACCT& 203 - Prin of Accounting III

    (5)
    Introduction to the use of accounting information in the planning, controlling and decision-making processes of business managers. Job and process costing, cost-volume-profit analysis and budgeting are discussed in detail. Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; ACCT& 202, or concurrent enrollment in ACCT& 202, or instructor permission.
  
  • AESL 050 - Beginning Academic ESL: Reading & Writing

    (9)
    Non-native English speaking students who can communicate basic needs and concepts in Academic English begin to expand academic skills and develop habits of successful learners. None
  
  • AESL 055 - Beginning Academic ESL: Speaking & Listening

    (9)
    Non-native English speaking academic students with basic communication skills begin to expand speaking and listening skills in English and develop habits of successful learners. None
  
  • AESL 060 - Intermediate Academic ESL: Reading & Writing

    (9)
    Continued refinement by non-native speakers of English of Academic English through the performance of routine tasks as well as the extension and application of their academic skills. None
  
  • AESL 065 - Intermediate Academic ESL: Speaking & Listening

    (9)
    Continued acquisition and refinement of English by non-native speakers through the performance of routine tasks as well as the extension and application of their academic skills. None
  
  • AESL 070 - High Intermediate Academic ESL: Reading & Writing

    (9)
    Non-native speakers develop language-learning strategies and habits to successfully demonstrate academic English abilities in settings approaching those to be encountered in a college setting. None
  
  • AESL 075 - High Intermediate Academic ESL: Speaking & Listening

    (9)
    Non-native speakers will develop language-learning strategies and habits to successfully demonstrate English speaking and listening skills in settings approaching those to be encountered in a college setting. None
  
  • AESL 086 - Improving College Writing

    (1-3)
    A support writing course for continuous development of English writing skills; recommended for nonnative speaking students enrolled in any college-level course with a writing component. None
  
  • AESL 087 - Integrated Skills

    (1-5)
    An EAP component linked to a regularly offered college-level course; recommended for nonnative speaking students enrolled in any college-level course. None
  
  • AESL 097 - Grammar/Composition I

    (5)
    For matriculated students whose first language is not English, this course focuses on sentence structure and the composing process at the advanced ESL level, and includes the study of basic research, analysis, and critical thinking techniques. Prerequisite: appropriate placement test score or equivalent, or C+ or higher average in AESL 70/75.
  
  • AESL 098 - Grammar/Composition II

    (5)
    A course for non-native speaking, matriculated students with an emphasis on advanced ESL composition skills. Designed to teach students to write, analyze, and revise sentences and to develop coherent essays. Replaces ENGL 97 requirement for ESL students. Prerequisite: appropriate placement test score or equivalent, or C or higher in AESL 97.
  
  • AESL 103 - Reading

    (5)
    Focus on college-level reading, discussion, and test taking skills in a linked format. Vocabulary building, critical thinking, summarizing, paraphrasing, and response writing based on readings. None
  
  • AESL 105 - Communication Skills

    (5)
    This course is designed to enhance speech intelligibility, fluency, and listening comprehension by focusing on common problems of advanced ESL learners. None
  
  • AHE 101 - Healthcare Interactions: D

    (3)
    Self-awareness training. Receiving, organizing, prioritizing and transmitting effective and therapeutic communications with patients who have a variety of diagnoses. Development of team member and leadership skills. Discussion of death, dying and the grieving process of a variety of different cultures. See Allied Health department to apply and for permission code. Concurrent enrollment required in CSS 103.
  
  • AHE 102 - Basic Medical Terminology

    (5)
    Learning word parts of medical terms; word building and definitions; medical terms as related to each system of the human body. Correct spelling of medical terms and medical conditions is emphasized. Influence of different cultures on medical terms. None.
  
  • AHE 103 - Law, Ethics, and Professionalism in Healthcare

    (5)
    Legal and working relationships between medical personnel and patients; professional liability; intentional and unintentional torts; contracts; law of agency; informed consent; professional practice requirements; medical ethics; public duties and responsibilities; licenses and accreditation; workplace legalities; influence of cultural mores. Professionalism and image, goal setting, time management, and relationships between healthcare teams. Prerequisite: AHE 101, or concurrent enrollment, or department chair permission.
  
  • AHE 105 - Electronic Medical Documents and Administrative Procedures

    (6)
    Learn about Electronic Medical Records (EMR), bookkeeping and basic accounting in todays medical office. Covers appointment scheduling, telephone practices, processing mail, downloading/uploading electronic medical records information, inventory, office insurance, ordering and maintenance of office equipment and supplies; banking, payroll, credit and collection; organizing a procedure manual, time-management techniques, and cultural differences concerning perception of time and expectation. Prerequisite: AHE 101, or concurrent enrollment; 30 wpm typing speed strongly recommended.
  
  • AHE 106 - Anatomy & Physiology

    (6)
    Study of the structure and function of the multiple systems of the human body. Study how the body systems are interdependent in maintaining homeostasis. Develop an understanding of how cultural influences may alter the external appearances and internal functioning of different populations. Significant virtual laboratory component required. Prerequisite: AHE 102 (or AHE 160 and 161) or equivalent with minimum C grade or department chair permission.
  
  • AHE 107 - Clinical Non-Sterile Procedures

    (6)
    Definition and theory of medical asepsis; information on non-sterile procedures/tests, i.e. temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, electrocardiograms, audiograms, visual acuity, colorblindness, spirometry, height and weight, physical examinations, charting and documentation. Awareness of universal precautions to protect the patient and the healthcare professional. Discussion of cultural beliefs and expectations concerning health care interactions. Includes lab practice of selected non-sterile procedures. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AHE 108 and department chair permission.
  
  • AHE 108 - Clinical Sterile Procedures

    (6)
    Theory of surgical asepsis and proper disposal of biohazardous and contaminated materials. Discussion of body mechanics and rehabilitative medicine. Principles of nutrition and diet therapy. Awareness of culture, ethnicity, and economics regarding patient compliance. Accurate charting and documentation principles. Includes lab practice of selected sterile procedures. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AHE 107 and department chair permission.
  
  • AHE 109 - Medical Disease & Pathology

    (4)
    Overview of the many diseases and conditions affecting the human body. Includes discussions of how cultural perceptions and influences affect medical disease and pathology. Disease prevention and lifestyle for health. Prerequisite: AHE 106 or equivalent with minimum C grade and department chair permission.
  
  • AHE 110 - Introduction to Medical Coding and Insurance

    (5)
    Use of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) manuals to properly code and process government and private insurance forms. Other procedure/diagnosis coding systems include: Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS); and managed care referrals and pre-certifications. Prerequisite: AHE 102 (or AHE 160 and 161) and OFTEC 162 with minimum C grade, or department chair permission.
  
  • AHE 112 - Basic Pharmacology

    (5)
    Introduction to drugs: sources, schedules, forms, uses and actions, side effects, adverse effects and classifications. Contributions of different cultures to drug therapy. Information regarding medication orders and prescriptions. Prerequisite: AHE 101, or concurrent enrollment, or dept. chair permission.
  
  • AHE 113 - Introduction to Phlebotomy

    (3)
    Review government regulations concerning blood products. Perform venipunctures and capillary punctures. Perform selected blood tests. Discussion of cultural/religious beliefs concerning blood products. Prerequisite: AHE 108 with a grade of C or higher; and concurrent enrollment in AHE 114. Must provide documentation of first two injections of Hepatitis B vaccination series prior to registering for class.
  
  • AHE 114 - Microbiology/Medical Lab Procedures

    (5)
    Methods of collecting, processing, preparing, and preserving lab specimens. Discussion of government regulations and cultural beliefs concerning specimens. Urinalysis, pertinent hematology, immunology and microbiology tests and procedures are presented. Prerequisite: AHE 108 with a grade of C or higher; and concurrent enrollment in AHE 115. Must provide documentation of first two injections of Hepatitis B vaccination series prior to registering for class.
  
  • AHE 115 - Injection Therapy

    (4)
    Procedures of oral administration of drugs. Familiarization with equipment and supplies for parenteral administration of medications. Theory and practice of reading the medication order, drawing up of medications and parenteral administration of medications, and theory of IV therapy. Cultural aspects of medication administration are discussed. Upon successful completion of AHE 115, each student must meet all requirements for practicum placement. Prerequisite: AHE 108 and AHE 118 with grade C or higher; and concurrent enrollment in AHE 114. Must provide documentation of first two injections of Hepatitis B vaccination series prior to registering for class.
  
  • AHE 116 - Medical Assistant Clinical Practicum

    (6)
    Supervised practicum in an approved medical facility for medical assistant students. Application of knowledge learned in previous courses; experience to increase understanding and appreciation of other cultures. Interact with other health care professionals and patients to enhance the development of a professional demeanor. Prerequisite: Complete each course in the AHE certificate with a minimum C grade; have current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) card; have current First Aid card; have completed immunization requirements; present evidence of a current negative TB test; and submitted evidence of attending the required 7-hour AIDS prevention seminar. Must have permission/endorsement of the department chair to enroll. Concurrent enrollment in AHE 117 required.
  
  • AHE 117 - Medical Assistant Clinical Practicum Seminar

    (1)
    Discussion and critical analysis of student experiences in their various practicum placements. Topics include legal concepts, professionalism, and aspects of culture and application of front office and clinical skills. Includes a community service project and sitting for the CMA (AAMA) exam. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AHE 116.
  
  • AHE 118 - Drug Dosage Calculations

    (5)
    Application of arithmetic skills and metric system to the calculating of ratios and percentages related to drug dosages. Prerequisite: MATH 96 (or college level math) with a C grade or better.
  
  • AHE 122 - Ambulatory Care Coding Procedures

    (6)
    Application of professional skills in abstracting medical records and assigning appropriate ICD-10-CM, CPT-4 and HCPCS codes for data retrieval and claims processing in ambulatory healthcare settings. Prerequisite: AHE 106 and 110 with minimum C grade or department chair permission.
  
  • AHE 123 - Hospital Care Coding Procedures

    (5)
    Application of professional skills in evaluating medical records for accuracy and completeness in the hospital health care setting. Covers assignment of correct code numbers to diagnoses and procedures for data retrieval and UB-04 claim form submission. Prerequisite: AHE 122 with minimum C grade or department chair permission.
  
  • AHE 128 - Introduction to Dental Clinic

    (2)
    Introduction to a variety of clinical responsibilities designed to enhance competence in performing dental assisting functions. Duties include assisting a RDH with operatory set up and post-op disinfection as well as gathering information through an observation format. Gain hands-on clinical experience in front office, clinical coordination, radiographic techniques, bitewing x-ray exposure, patient management, sterilization and disinfection procedures and maintaining equipment and operatory. Emphasis on professionalism and image, attitude and demeanor, appropriate communication skills, and functioning as a team member. None
  
  • AHE 130 - Orientation to Pharmacy Practice

    (4)
    Introduction and orientation to the influence that medication laws, standards and regulations have on pharmacy practice and the concept of quality assurance and its procedures. Focuses on the patient care continuum and the pharmacy technician’s role in its delivery with emphasis on the different roles of pharmacists and technicians. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AHE 131 and 118; completion of AHE 102 (or AHE 160 and 161), AHE 112 and OBT 162 or higher with minimum C grade.
  
  • AHE 131 - Pharmacy Technician Terminology

    (3)
    Emphasis on specific medical terminology and mathematics related to pharmacy. Focuses on how to interpret prescription or medication orders, including how to interpret medical abbreviations, terminology, pharmaceutical equations and solutions. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AHE 130.
  
  • AHE 132 - Applied Pharmacology

    (5)
    Use and side effects of prescription medications and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases affecting the various systems of the human body including psychiatric disorders. Prerequisite: AHE 130 and 131 with a minimum C grade; concurrent enrollment in AHE 133.
  
  • AHE 133 - Pharmacy Records Management

    (4)
    Purchasing pharmaceuticals, devices and supplies, including acquisition in emergency situations. Controlling inventory of medications, equipment, and devices according to an established plan. Introduction to the concept of troubleshooting, maintenance and repairing pharmacy equipment, devices and facilities. Use of various forms of technology for storing, accessing and recording pharmacy data. Includes specialized terminology, filing rules and systems, paper-based and electronic files management, records security, ethical concerns with emphasis on pharmaceutical practical records and applications; regulations regarding tracking and tracing drug shipments. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AHE 132.
  
  • AHE 134 - Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs

    (2)
    Covers medications available to patients without prescription, including herbal medications and supplements, cold/flu preparations, gastrointestinal preparations, topical products, etc. and conversion of legend drugs to OTC status. Prerequisite: AHE 132 and 133 with minimum C grade; concurrent enrollment in AHE 135.
  
  • AHE 135 - Community & Hospital Drug Dispensing/Management

    (4)
    Introduction to the role of pharmacy technicians in the community and hospital pharmacy setting. Filling orders under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Use of hospital based equipment for the processing of sterile and non-sterile dosage forms. Discussion and demonstration of sensitivity when working with a multicultural population. Prerequisite: AHE 132 and 133 with a minimum C grade; concurrent enrollment in AHE 134.
  
  • AHE 136 - Community Clinical Experience/Pharmacy Technician

    (3)
    Practical experience in the role of a pharmacy technician in a community setting to integrate knowledge and enhance skills. Prerequisite: AHE 134 and 135 with minimum C grade; concurrent enrollment in AHE 137 and 138.
  
  • AHE 137 - Hospital Clinical Experience/Pharmacy Technician

    (3)
    Practical experience in the role of a pharmacy technician in a hospital setting to integrate knowledge and enhance skills. Prerequisite: AHE 134 and 135 with minimum C grade, department chair or instructor approval, and concurrent enrollment in AHE 136 and 138.
  
  • AHE 138 - Pharmacy Technician Clinical Experience Seminar

    (1)
    Discussion and critical analysis of student experiences in their various clinical experience placements. Topics include legal concepts, professionalism, and aspects of culture and application of various pharmacy skills. Job search readiness including finding jobs, completing applications, developing effective resumes and interviewing skills. Prerequisite: Completion of AHE 134, 135, and 200 all with a minimum C grade.
  
  • AHE 160 - Medical Dialogue I

    (3)
    Learning word parts of medical terms; word building and definitions; medical terms as related to each system of the human body. Correct spelling of medical terms and medical conditions is emphasized. Influence of different cultures on medical terms. (AHE 160 is equivalent to the first half of AHE 102) Prerequisite: AHE 101, or concurrent enrollment, or department chair permission.
  
  • AHE 161 - Medical Dialogue II

    (3)
    Continuation of AHE 160 and the study of medical terminology word-building, pronunciation, and spelling. Includes discussions on how cultures may affect medical terms. (AHE 161 is equivalent to the last half of AHE 102). Prerequisite: completion of AHE 160 with a minimum C grade or department chair permission.
  
  • AHE 199 - Cooperative Education Experience

    (1-5)
    Supervised cooperative education relative to program course in Allied Health Education. Prerequisite: Department chair permission required.
  
  • AHE 200 - First Aid and Emergency Procedures

    (3)
    Prepares students to recognize, respond, and manage First Aid, and CPR emergencies. Covers disaster preparedness training. First Aid, AHA Basic Life Support (BLS), and 7 hour HIV/AIDS prevention certificates are awarded after successful completion of this course. Prerequisite: AHE 101, or concurrent enrollment, or department chair permission.
  
  • ANTH 270 - Field Course in Archaeology

    (1-10)
    Field work at an archaeological site. Practical application of techniques of excavation, artifact identification, and preservation. None
  
  • ANTH 299 - Learning into Action

    (1-15)
    Student develops and completes curriculum-related independent project which demonstrates skills and abilities and explores career options. May include, but is not limited to, service learning, original research, and travel abroad. Faculty sponsor approval required. Students with 45 transferable college credits are eligible to begin Learning into Action. None
  
  • ANTH& 204 - Archaeology

    (5)
    Social Sciences
    A comprehensive survey of archaeology introducing the student to methods, principles, ethics, and reconstruction of artifacts and sites used by archaeologists to reconstruct past cultures in the old and new world. Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ANTH& 205 - Biological Anthropology

    (5)
    Social Sciences
    The study of human and non-human primates from a biological perspective, including the evolution of the human species over time and the biological processes involved in human adaptation. The focus is on biological principles involved in evolutionary processes, hereditary differences in human populations, the geological time scale, various forms of primates (from earliest to contemporary), the sequence of development of various fossil forms culminating in modern humans, the significance of humankind’s animal heritage, and the strategic aspects in the consideration of what is distinctly human about human nature. Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ANTH& 206 - Cultural Anthropology: D

    (5)
    Social Sciences
    A study of the origin and development of various forms of culture found among tribal and early agricultural peoples. This will include the development of language, the meeting of basic needs such as food and shelter, the family, magic and religion, and leisure activities (including artistic, musical, literary, and other forms of expression). Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ANTH& 234 - Religion & Culture: D

    (5)
    Social Sciences
    Survey of concepts, models and theories that emphasize the anthropological study of religion and religious-like enterprises. Examines the universal basis of religion and various ways religions are constructed and relate to the society they are found within. Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ART 101 - Drawing Fundamentals

    (5)
    Humanities
    A foundation studio course in which beginning students develop observational skills to create expressive drawings using line, shape, value, space and texture. None
  
  • ART 102 - Drawing Composition and Techniques

    (5)
    An intermediate studio course in which students develop drawing skills with an emphasis on composition and technique. Prerequisite: ART 101 or permission of the instructor
  
  • ART 107 - Life Drawing

    (4)
    A studio course in which students are introduced to observing and drawing the human form. Using discussion and analysis students will be directed in both traditional and nontraditional use of the figure in drawing. Prerequisite: Grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 097, or AESL 098, or appropriate test score.
  
  • ART 111 - Two Dimensional Color and Design

    (5)
    Humanities
    An introduction to the fundamental principles and elements of two dimensional design. This course will emphasize visual communication through studio work, discussion and analysis. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 099.
  
  • ART 112 - Three Dimensional Design

    (5)
    An intermediate studio course continuing the study of the fundamental elements of visual communication in three dimensional space. Emphasis will be placed on form, plane, shape, mass and texture through both additive and subtractive processes. None
  
  • ART 142 - Survey of Art History: Prehistory to 1300 AD: D

    (5)
    Humanities
    An introduction and exploration of the relationship between historic world events and the visual arts from the ancient period to 1300 CE. Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ART 143 - Survey of Art History: 1300-1850: D

    (5)
    Humanities
    An introduction and exploration of the relationship between historic world events and the visual arts from the 1300 - 1850 CE. Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ART 144 - Modern Art History: D

    (5)
    Humanities
    An introduction and exploration of the relationship between historic world events and the visual arts from 1850 to the present. Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • ART 150 - Health and Safety in the Visual Arts

    (1)
    Humanities
    This course is an overview of health and safety concerns in the visual arts pertaining to processes and materials used in studio courses. Information will cover hazardous materials, precautions, ventilation and disposal procedures. Prerequisite: Grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 097, or AESL 098, or appropriate test score.
  
  • ART 160 - Portfolio

    (1)
    This studio course is required for the AVA degree but open to all students and professionals. Students will learn documentation and presentation of a professional portfolio. Prerequisite: Three studio courses plus 5 additional arts credits or permission of the instructor.
  
  • ART 161 - Exhibition

    (1)
    A seminar class required spring quarter of the second year of the AVA degree. Students will plan and install a graduating exhibition in the SVC Art Gallery. This course will cover professional practices in exhibition, planning, production, and publicity. Required for AVA degree. Prerequisite: Art 160 plus 25 credits in art
  
  • ART 181 - Photography I

    (4)
    Humanities
    A studio course introducing theory, practice, and history of photography as a medium of visual communication and creative expression. Field and laboratory work on guided self-directed projects in digital and black and white processing/printing. Students supply materials and digital camera. No text purchase. Fully manual film cameras are available in the lab. Lab fee. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 099.
  
  • ART 182 - Photography II

    (1-4)
    An intermediate or advanced studio course continuing the practice and refinement of vision and technique in digital and black and white photography with emphasis on content and meaning, visual structure, and presentation. Students supply materials and digital camera. No text purchase. Fully manual film cameras are available in the lab. May be retaken for up to 8 credits. Lab fee. Prerequisite: ART 180 or 181 Prerequisite: ART 180 or 181
  
  • ART 201 - Painting I

    (4)
    Humanities
    A studio course in either oil, watercolor or acrylic medium. More than one medium may be offered per quarter and will be outlined in the quarterly schedule. This course will cover preparation, techniques, composition and analysis. Prerequisite: Grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 097, or AESL 098, or appropriate test score. For pending AVA majors, ART 101, 102 or 107, or instructor’s permission.
  
  • ART 202 - Painting II

    (4)
    An intermediate or advanced studio course in either oil, watercolor or acrylic medium. This course will continue the study of formal composition and analysis with an emphasis on development of subject matter, themes and individual style. Course content will focus on research and independent projects. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. Prerequisite: Art 201 or permission of the instructor.
  
  • ART 241 - Ceramics I

    (1-4)
    Humanities
    An introductory studio course that focuses on fundamental hand building and glazing techniques. Emphasis will be placed on discussion and analysis. Prerequisite: Grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 097, or AESL 098, or appropriate test score.
  
  • ART 242 - Ceramics II

    (1-4)
    An intermediate or advanced studio course which focuses on throwing and advanced hand-building techniques. Emphasis is on discussion and analysis. May be retaken for up to 8 credits. Prerequisite: Art 241 or permission of the instructor
  
  • ART 261 - Printmaking I

    (1-4)
    An introductory studio course in which students learn basic printmaking processes including but not limited to relief, etching and/or monotype. Emphasis will be placed on discussion and analysis. Prerequisite: None (for pending AVA majors, ART 101 or 111 highly recommended)
  
  • ART 262 - Printmaking II

    (4)
    An intermediate or advanced studio course focusing on continued development with printmaking processes and techniques. Course content will focus on research and independent projects. Prerequisite: Art 261 or permission of the instructor
  
  • ART 299 - Learning into Action

    (1-15)
    Student develops and completes curriculum-related independent project which demonstrates skills and abilities and explores career options. May include, but is not limited to, service learning, original research, and travel abroad. Faculty sponsor approval required. Students with 45 transferable college credits are eligible to begin Learning into Action. None
  
  • ART& 100 - Art Appreciation: D

    (5)
    Humanities
    An introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of the visual arts as a form of communication that links culture and artistic development. Previously listed as ART 141 Introduction to Art. Prerequisite: ENGL 099 with a “C” or better (or placement into ENGL& 101).
  
  • ASL& 121 - Am Sign Language I

    (5)
    Humanities
    An introduction to conversationally relevant signs, finger spelling, grammatical principles of American Sign Language (ASL), cultural background and information relating to the deaf community and American Sign Language. Prerequisite: Grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 097, or AESL 098, or appropriate test score.
  
  • ASL& 122 - Am Sign Language II

    (5)
    Humanities
    Further expansion of pre-existing vocabulary to include creative conversation incorporating the rules of communication in an accurate and fluent manner. Prerequisite: ASL& 121 with a grade of C or better or instructor’s permission.
  
  • ASL& 123 - Am Sign Language III

    (5)
    Humanities
    Practice and development of ASL in social and professional settings. Further incorporation of rules, vocabulary, and style will be included. Prerequisite: ASL& 122 with a grade of C or better or instructor’s permission.
  
  • ASTR& 100 - Survey of Astronomy

    (5)
    Natural Sciences
    Astronomy for non-scientists with topics including birth and death of stars, workings of the solar system, Big Bang, quasars, pulsars, black holes, and the search for extraterrestrial life. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 099 and MATH 98.
  
  • ASTR& 101 - Intro to Astronomy

    (5)
    Natural Sciences
    A survey of astronomy including the solar system, stellar evolution, galactic structure, and cosmology. Emphasis on recent discoveries, historical and cultural impact of astronomy, application of physical science to astronomical observations, and stargazing. Lab included. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 099 and MATH 98.
  
  • AT 100 - Automotive Fundamentals

    (3)
    Introduction to automotive vehicle systems, maintenance, tool usage, and safety practices. Exploration of career opportunities and industry certifications included. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment required in CSS 103.
  
  • AT 104 - Automotive Service Writer

    (2)
    Customer relations and marketing techniques for those currently employed as service advisors/writers or for those who want to become service advisors/writers. Topics include repair orders, phone and communications skills, and handling customer complaints. Warranties and the lemon law will be discussed. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107.
  
  • AT 107 - Light Maintenance I

    (8)
    Introduction to basic automotive maintenance on engines, batteries, charging systems, electrical systems, tires, lube/oil change and general service. Includes terminology, safety in the workplace, tools, repair information and customer service. None
  
  • AT 121 - Automotive Electrical I

    (7)
    Fundamentals of electricity: Series, parallel and series-parallel circuit theory; measurement of voltage, amperage, and resistance; diagnosis and repair of automotive charging, battery and starting systems. Introduction to scan tool operation. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107, AT 133, CSS 103 and ENGL 99 with a grade of C or better, or test into college level English.
  
  • AT 122 - Computer Basics

    (1)
    Introduction to computer basics including input, process, and output. Includes system and component operation, component service, and Scan Tool operation. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107; AT 121, 124, CSS 103 and ENGL 99 with a C or better, or test into college level English.
  
  • AT 124 - Brake Systems

    (8)
    Disc and drum brake operation, diagnosis and repair. Covers hydraulic system theory and service and anti-lock brake operation and computer controls. Students perform diagnosis and repair on a number of brake systems and a variety of vehicles. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107, AT 121, 131 and ENGL& 101.
  
  • AT 131 - Suspension, Steering and Alignment

    (7)
    Operation, diagnosis and repair of suspension and steering systems including wheel balance and alignment. Scope of course will cover a variety of front and rear suspension types. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107, AT 121, 124, and ENGL& 101.
  
  • AT 133 - Chassis Electrical II

    (8)
    Operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive electrical systems including lighting, power controlled systems, sensors, actuators, modules, and vehicle networking. Use of scan tools, lab scopes, power probes and other electrical diagnostic equipment. Navigation of wiring diagrams and troubleshooting techniques will be discussed. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107, AT 121, CSS 103 and ENGL 99 with a grade of C or better, or test into college-level English.
  
  • AT 141 - Transmissions & Drivetrains

    (12)
    Automatic transmission/transaxle operation, diagnosis and service. Includes principles of planetary gear power flow, valve body, torque converter, and computer controls. Manual transmission/transaxle operation, diagnosis and service. Diagnosis, service and repair of clutch systems and differentials. Students perform a number of tasks and diagnostic tests on a variety of vehicle makes. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107; AT 133, WT 133 and WMATH 100.
  
  • AT 181 - Small Gas Engines

    (3)
    Basic engine theory, maintenance, overhaul, and tune-up of small gas engines. None
  
  • AT 199 - Cooperative Education Experience

    (1-15)
    Supervised work experience in the field. Includes a weekly seminar. Prerequisite: Must complete 3 quarters of automotive core. Instructor permission required.
  
  • AT 201 - Automotive Parts & Service Specialist

    (3)
    Training in skills necessary to gain employment in the automotive parts & sales industry, and as a service writer in all types of repair facilities. Learn a variety of techniques and software applications. Emphasis on oral and written communication, organizational skills, vehicle knowledge, parts cataloging, customer service, and other necessary skills for employment. Prerequisite: AT 100 or 107 or concurrent enrollment & OBT 099 or completion of a Keyboarding Proficiency Test.
  
  • AT 205 - Engines

    (8)
    Introduction to automotive engines, discussion of internal components, diagnosis of engine related problems and repair procedures. Engine rebuilding techniques and performance modifications will be discussed. Shop safety, use, and care of precision tools and equipment included. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107; AT 133, 207 and WT 231.
  
  • AT 206 - Automotive Air Conditioning

    (4)
    Operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive air condition systems, including climate control and related electrical circuits. Includes factory repair, retrofitting, and safe handling of refrigerants and related chemicals. MACS Section 609 Certification included. Designed for industry professionals and non-degree seeking students. Instructor permission required.
  
  • AT 207 - Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

    (7)
    Operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive air conditioning and heating systems including climate control systems and related electrical circuits. Includes proper service and maintenance of heating, cooling and refrigeration systems, and use of specialty equipment. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107; AT 133, and 205 and WT 231.
  
  • AT 210 - Drivability I

    (7)
    Diagnosis and repair of automotive fuel delivery systems including throttle body, port, and direct injection. Emission control systems, computer controls, and operation of diagnostic equipment included. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107; AT 133, 205, and 212.
 

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