May 29, 2020  
2012-2013 Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Nursing (ADN)

  
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    RNSG 2213 - Mental Health Nursing


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and one hour of lab each week
    Prerequisite: RNSG 1343 

    Principles and concepts of mental health, psychopathology, and treatment modalities related to the nursing care of clients and their families. The ongoing application of the curricular threads of nutrition, culture, safety, evidenced based practice, problem solving process, communication; pathophysiology, mental health promotion, and pharmacology are included.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    RNSG 2221 - Management


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and one hour of lab each week
    Prerequisite: RNSG 2231  Co-requisites: RNSG 2163 

    Exploration of leadership and management principles applicable to the role of the nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Includes application of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    RNSG 2231 - Advanced Needs of Adult Health


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and one hour of lab each week
    Prerequisite: RNSG 1343 

    Application of advanced concepts and skills for the development of the professional nurse’s roles in complex nursing situations with adult clients/families with complex health needs involving intermediate and care settings. Emphasis is on knowledge, judgment, skills, professional values and analysis of the curricular threads of nutrition, culture, safety, evidenced based practice, problem solving process, communication, health promotion and pharmacology within a legal/ethical framework.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    RNSG 2332 - Enhanced Concepts of Adult Health


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and one hour of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: RNSG 2231  Co-requisites: RNSG 2162 

    Enhanced concepts and skills for developing professional competencies in complicated nursing care situations involving adult clients/families with multiple body system problems. Emphasizes critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and determining legal/ethical values for optimization of client care in intermediate, acute care, and critical settings.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

Office Technology

  
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    MRMT 1307 - Medical Transcription I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: POFT 1329  or concurrent enrollment

    Fundamentals of medical terminology and transcription including basic reports such as history and physical, discharge summaries, consultations, operative, and other medical reports. Students will be able to transcribe physician dictation; develop proofreading and editing skills; and increase speed and productivity.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    MRMT 2333 - Medical Transcription II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: POFT 1329  or concurrent enrollment

    A continuation of Medical Transcription I to further develop transcribing skills in the production of medical reports including history and physical, discharge summaries, consultations, operative, and other medical reports. Students will be able to transcribe physician dictation; develop proofreading and editing skills; and increase speed and productivity.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    POFL 1303 - Legal Office Procedures


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: POFT 1329  and POFL 1305 

    Study of the administrative duties of support personnel in a law office including issues involved in understanding and using social, organization, and technological systems.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    POFL 1305 - Legal Terminology


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: POFT 1329  or concurrent enrollment 

    An introduction to legal terminology including spelling, pronunciation, and definition of legal terms and an overview of the law and the professions. Students will also develop skills for transcribing effectively.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    POFL 1359 - Legal Transcription


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: POFT 1329  or concurrent enrollment 

    An introduction to legal terminology including spelling, pronunciation, and definition of legal terms and an overview of the law and the professions. Students will also develop skills for transcribing effectively.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    POFL 2364 - Law Office Practicum


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One-hour seminar and twenty hours of work experience each week
    Prerequisite: Enrollment in A.A.S. degree program, sophomore standing, Office Technology faculty approval

    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. The plan relates the workplace training and experience to the student’s general technical course of study. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.

  
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    POFM 1309 - Medical Office Procedures


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: POFT 1329  or concurrent enrollment

    Introduction to basic medical office skills including telephone techniques, filing and indexing, mail handling, appointment scheduling, travel arrangements, correspondence, and business transactions. Emphasis on human relations and customer service skills.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required:
  
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    POFM 1327 - Medical Insurance


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: POFT 1329  or concurrent enrollment

    Survey of medical insurance including the life cycle of various claim forms, terminology, litigation, patient relations, and ethical issues. Students will also present and apply basic medical coding rules, principles, guidelines, and conventions utilizing various coding systems.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    POFM 2364 - Medical Office Practicum


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One-hour seminar and twenty hours of work experience each week
    Prerequisite: Enrollment in A.A.S. degree program, sophomore standing, Office Technology faculty approval

    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. The plan relates the workplace training and experience to the student’s general technical course of study. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.

  
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    POFT 1301 - Business English


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: POFT 1329  or concurrent enrollment

    Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    POFT 1309 - Administrative Office Procedures I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: POFT 1329 

    Study of current office procedures, duties, and responsibilities applicable to an office environment. Individual attributes, including ethics and dependability, are developed through simulated office activities.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    POFT 1319 - Records and Information Management I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: POFT 1329  or concurrent enrollment and either ITSC 1309  or BCIS 1305 , or concurrent enrollment

    Introduction to basic records and information management. Includes the life cycle of a record, manual and electronic records management, and basic filing procedures and rules. The student will identify the stages in the life cycle of a record; input, index, code, and cross reference records; use tickler file, requisition, and charge-out procedures, and differentiate between manual and electronic filing.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    POFT 1325 - Business Math and Machine Applications


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Skill development in the use of electronic calculators and business mathematical functions. Emphasis on business problem-solving skills using spreadsheet software. A module on the metric system is included. Touch drills are utilized extensively to improve speed and accuracy on the calculator.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    POFT 1329 - Beginning Keyboarding


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Skill development in the operation of the keyboard by touch applying proper keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents using word processing software.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    POFT 2312 - Business Correspondence and Communication


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: POFT 1301  and POFT 1329  for majors

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    POFT 2331 - Administrative Systems


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Experience in project management and office procedures utilizing integration of previously learned skills. Course content covers a study of office operation, wage payment plans, selection and training of office workers, decision-making techniques, and duties and responsibilities of the office manager. Managing employees (delegating authority, motivating staff and promoting/ transferring/terminating personnel) is discussed thoroughly.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    POFT 2380 - Cooperative Education Administrative Assistant


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One-hour seminar and twenty hours of work experience each week
    Prerequisite: Enrollment in the A.A.S. degree program, sophomore standing, Office Technology faculty approval

    Career-related activities encountered in the student‘s area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the College, employer, and student. Under supervision of the College and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the work experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.


Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 1301 - Introduction to Philosophy


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    This is a general introduction to critical and reflective thinking as applied to the basic problems of existence and the meaning of human life and institutions; study of methods and types of evidence utilized by authority, intuition, revelation, reason and scientific methods, and a study of the nature of philosophy, including its relationship to religion, science, and art.

  
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    PHIL 1304 - World Religions


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    A study of religious consciousness and the major religions of the world including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

  
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    PHIL 2306 - Ethics and Values


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    A course designed to expose students to the history and the application of ethics and values, especially, but not exclusively as these relate to life in the contemporary world. The course is the study of right conduct and right thought experienced through the writing of classical and modern philosophers and through various ethical questions appearing in stories in the media.


Physical Education

  
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    PHED 1102 - Aikido


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    This is an introduction to a traditional Japanese martial art based on blending with and redirecting an attacker’s energy, utilizing wrist locking, throwing, and immobilization techniques. Falling, rolling, stretching, and relaxation exercises, as well as history and philosophy are included. Students will gain self-defense skills, mental focus, and self-confidence.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1103 - Intermediate Aikido


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Prerequisite: PHED 1102 

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1104 - Advanced Aikido


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Prerequisite: PHED 1103 

    Previously acquired Aikido skills are further honed and advanced techniques introduced in this course. As student’s progress in Aikido, increasing emphasis is placed on refinement of their own mental and physical proficiency, as well as assisting newer students.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1105 - Beginning Tennis


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Instruction in the basic skills of tennis is provided, including the techniques of singles and doubles play. Please bring your own tennis racquet.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1106 - Intermediate Tennis


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Continuation of PHED 1105 . Instruction in the intermediate skills of tennis is provided, including the techniques of singles and doubles play. Please bring your own tennis racquet.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1107 - Advanced Tennis


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Prerequisite: PHED 1106 

    Advanced tennis is designed for those individuals who have successfully completed intermediate tennis or for those players who have competed on the high school level. The class will include practice and training in both the physical skills and psychological aspects of the game. In addition, a competitive tournament ladder will be included so that students can benefit from match play situations under the supervision of the instructor.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1108 - Sand Volleyball


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Introduces basic skills and techniques of volleyball. Students learn serving, setting up, and spiking the ball, strategy of play in front and backcourts and at nets, and rules and scoring. Develops beginning levels of movement and skill in volleyball. Students gain knowledge and experience to prepare them for competitive programs.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1110 - Aerobic Exercise


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    This is a beginning course in aerobic exercise. Although the primary method employed for aerobic benefit will be dance, the class will explore other methods of aerobic activity. Routines will be designed for the beginner and will progress through the semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1111 - Advanced Aerobic Exercise I


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    This class is for persons who have been on a regular exercise program and are capable of sustaining an elevated heart rate for at least 30 continuous minutes. The class will be primarily aerobic dance with advanced routines.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1112 - Weight Training and Aerobic Activity


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    This class is a combination of Nautilus weight machine training and aerobic exercise. The aerobic phase will be a combination of walking, jogging, exercise bicycle and various other aerobic activities.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1114 - Weight Training


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    This course teaches the basics of muscular conditioning with the use of specially designed weight machines. Students will be assessed as to current condition and an individualized program will be developed to meet the desires and needs of each one.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1115 - Intermediate Weight Training


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Prerequisite: PHED 1114 

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1116 - Advanced Weight Training


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Prerequisite: PHED 1115 

    This course is designed to provide the student with advanced skills and techniques of resistance training and Nautilus exercise routines. Contemporary physiological and psychological approaches to the development of muscular strength, endurance and flexibility will be discussed.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1117 - Body Conditioning


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Students will participate in a variety of different physical fitness protocols. Each student will perform a circuit training program on Nautilus equipment. Each student will be required to design his/her own future maintenance fitness program based on all of the activities learned during the semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1119 - Intermediate Aerobic Exercise


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    This is an intermediate course in aerobic exercise. It is designed for the student who has had some experience with aerobic exercise but who has not developed the capability of sustaining an elevated hear rate for at least 30 continuous minutes. The class will be feature a variety of aerobic routines.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1120 - Karate


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    This course will provide each student with flexibility, strength, and endurance training utilizing every muscle of the human body. In addition, the mental aspect will include self-defense skills and stress management techniques enabling students to be more confident and relaxed in their daily lives.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1121 - Intermediate Karate


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Prerequisite: PHED 1120 

    Continue to develop basic punches, kicks, strikes and blocks as well as learning new flexibility and muscular endurance techniques. Students will learn an individualized approach to mental training and improve self-defense strategies for street situations. In addition, they will have the opportunity to observe as well as to compete in local karate tournament events.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1122 - Advanced Karate


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Prerequisite: PHED 1121 

    Advanced karate is a class designed for students who have successfully completed PHED 1121  or for those who have had previous karate experience. Students will be required to perform all of the basic punches, kicks, strikes, blocks, forms, and sparring. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the psychological aspects of karate training.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1124 - Soccer


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Introduces basic skills and techniques of soccer. Students learn rules, defensive and offensive tactics. Students focus on current concepts, materials, and skills development and gain practical experience in fundamental skills.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1125 - Beginning Rodeo


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Instruction in the basic skills of rodeo, including NIRA rules, is provided in this course. Instructor permission and NIRA membership required prior to enrolling for this course.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1126 - Intermediate Rodeo


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Continuation of PHED 1125 . Instructor permission and NIRA membership required prior to enrolling for this course.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1127 - Advanced Rodeo


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Continuation of PHED 1126 . Instructor permission and NIRA membership required prior to enrolling for this course.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1128 - Pre-Professional Rodeo


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Continuation of PHED 1127 . Instructor permission and NIRA membership required prior to enrolling for this course.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1129 - Advanced Aerobic Exercise II


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Prerequisite: PHED 1111 

    This course is a continuation of PHED 1111 . Students will continue with established exercise routines.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1130 - Baseball I


    1 credit hour.
    A physical education activity course for those students selected to participate in men’s varsity baseball.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1131 - Baseball II


    1 credit hour.
    A physical education activity course for those students selected to participate in men’s varsity baseball.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1132 - Baseball III


    1 credit hour.
    A physical education activity course for those students selected to participate in men’s varsity baseball.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1133 - Baseball IV


    1 credit hour.
    A physical education activity course for those students selected to participate in men’s varsity baseball.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1134 - Walking/Jogging


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    The objective of this course is to design an individualized training program for each student so that walking/jogging may become a lifetime activity. Goals of the course include increasing cardiovascular endurance and maintaining a desirable body weight.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1136 - Spinning


    1 credit hour.
    This course will incorporate indoor cycling for both the novice and the experienced cyclist. This class will encompass the fundamentals of proper biomechanics and cycling techniques as well as safety associated with indoor cycling classes. This course incorporates the Principles of Physical Fitness lecture component which includes various topics of fitness and wellness.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1137 - Intermediate Spinning


    1 credit hour.
    Continuation of PHED 1136 . This course will incorporate intermediate skills for indoor cycling for both the novice and the experienced cyclist. This class will encompass the fundamentals of proper biomechanics and cycling techniques as well as safety associated with indoor cycling classes. This course incorporates the Principles of Physical Fitness lecture component which includes various topics of fitness and wellness.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1138 - Advanced Spinning


    1 credit hour.
    Advanced Group Indoor Cycling is designed for those individuals who have successfully completed intermediate Group Indoor Cycling. This course will incorporate advanced skills for indoor cycling for the experienced cyclist. This class will encompass the fundamentals of proper biomechanics and cycling techniques as well as safety associated with indoor cycling classes. This course incorporates the Principles of Physical Fitness lecture component which includes various topics of fitness and wellness.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1142 - Softball I


    1 credit hour.
    Softball I is a physical education activity course for those students selected to participate in women’s varsity softball.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1143 - Softball II


    1 credit hour.
    Softball II is a physical education activity course for those students selected to participate in women’s varsity softball.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1144 - Softball III


    1 credit hour.
    Softball III is a physical education activity course for those students selected to participate in women’s varsity softball.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1145 - Softball IV


    1 credit hour.
    Softball IV is a physical education activity course for those students selected to participate in women’s varsity softball.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1146 - Fitness Boxing


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Fitness boxing is one of the hottest trends in the fitness industry and has all the components needed to improve total fitness. Enlivened by punches, stances, and footwork, students will learn body positions, drill movements, and combinations that are used in boxing workouts. Appropriate for beginners and advanced students.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1147 - Basketball


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Presents basic skills and rules in basketball: ball handling, passing, shooting, pivoting, and dribbling. Students practice basic elements of offensive and defensive play. Analyzes the theories and methods of basketball. Advanced topics include philosophy, program organization, training and conditioning, care and treatment of injuries, fundamentals, offensive and defensive play, game strategy, and psychology.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1148 - Recreational Softball


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of activity each week
    Introduces teaching, coaching, and playing techniques for softball. Students focus on current concepts, materials, and skills development.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHED 1238 - Fitness for Life


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class and activity each week
    Prerequisite: Physician approval may be necessary

    This course is designed to prepare the student for cardiovascular fitness. It includes the meaning and use of selected physiological parameters of fitness, individual testing and consultation, and the introduction to suitable fitness programs.

  
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    PHED 1304 - Health Education


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    A basic course concerned with the physical, mental and social health of the individual in our society. The course is designed to help the student develop a philosophy of health education for the public school and a consideration of school health problems.

  
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    PHED 1321 - Coaching I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    The fundamental skills and teaching techniques involved in coaching various sports; including history, theories, philosophies, rules, terminology, and organizational administration of competitive sports programs are covered in this course.

  
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    PHED 1322 - Coaching II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    The fundamental skills and teaching techniques involved in coaching baseball; including history, theories, philosophies, rules, terminology, and organizational administration of a competitive baseball program are covered in this course.


Physical Therapist Assistant

  
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    PTHA 1166 - Practicum I


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hundred sixty clinical hours
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of PTHA courses in curriculum up to this point with a minimum grade of “C”

    An intermediate type of health professions work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience in the discipline, enhance skills, and integrate knowledge. The emphasis is on practical work experience for which the student has already acquired the necessary theoretical knowledge and basic skills. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional, generally a clinical preceptor. This is a full-time clinical Practicum for the first-year student to exhibit safe, efficacious practice of all clinical/academic skills learned up to this point including: body mechanics, transfers, gait training, vital signs, massage, bandaging, medical asepsis, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise (beginning), wheelchair assessment, postural exercises and goniometry.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PTHA 1301 - The Profession of Physical Therapy


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week
    Prerequisite: Admission to the program

    Introduction to the profession of physical therapy including the historical and current scope of physical therapy.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PTHA 1305 - Basic Patient Care Skills


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week
    Prerequisite: Admission to the program

    Introduction to the theory and application of basic patient handling, functional skills, and data collection techniques.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PTHA 1321 - Pathophysiology for the PTA


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture per week
    Prerequisite: Admission to the program

    Study of the pathogenesis, prognosis, and therapeutic management of diseases/ conditions commonly encountered in physical therapy.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PTHA 1513 - Functional Anatomy


    5 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and six hours of lab each week
    Prerequisite: Admission to the program

    Study of human anatomy and its application to the motion of the musculoskeletal system as it relates to normal activities and dysfunctions. Integration of skills related to the kinesiological assessment of the human body.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PTHA 1531 - Physical Agents


    5 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and six hours of lab each week
    Prerequisite: Admission to the program; Anatomy & Physiology I; Functional Anatomy; Anatomy & Physiology II

    Study of the biophysical principles and application of therapeutic physical agents with specific emphasis on indications, contraindications, medical efficacy, and physiological effects.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PTHA 2205 - Clinical Neurology


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture each week
    Prerequisite: Admission to the program

    Study of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as it relates to commonly encountered neurological conditions.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PTHA 2239 - Professional Issues


    2 credit hours.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of all PTHA courses up to this point in the curriculum

    A capstone course which engages the student in the discussion of professional issues and behaviors related to clinical practice and which prepares the student for transition into the workforce. The schedule for this course will be arranged with the instructor.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PTHA 2266 - Practicum II


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hundred twenty-four clinical hours
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of PTHA courses in curriculum

    An advanced type of health professions work-based training that helps students gain practical experience in the discipline, enhance skills, and integrate knowledge. The emphasis is on practical work experience for which the student has acquired the necessary theoretical knowledge and basic skills. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional, generally a clinical preceptor. This is a full-time clinical practicum for the second-year student to exhibit safe, efficacious practice of all clinical/academic skills learned up to this point including: body mechanics, transfers, gait training, vital signs, massage, bandaging and medical asepsis, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, wheelchair assessment, postural exercises, goniometry, manual muscle testing and management of orthopedic conditions or general medical/surgical conditions.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PTHA 2267 - Practicum III Advanced


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hundred twenty-four clinical hours.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of PTHA courses in curriculum.

    An advanced type of health professions work-based training that helps students gain practical experience in the discipline, enhance skills, and integrate knowledge. The emphasis is on practical work experience for which the student has acquired the necessary theoretical knowledge and basic skills. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional, generally a clinical preceptor. This is a full-time clinical practicum for the second-year student in their final rotation, to exhibit safe, efficacious practice of all clinical/academic skills learned up to this point including: body mechanics, transfers, gait training, vital signs, massage, bandaging and medical asepsis, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, wheelchair assessment, postural exercises, goniometry, manual muscle testing and management of an orthopedic patient or the neurologically impaired patient.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PTHA 2301 - Essentials of Data Collection


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the program; Anatomy and Physiology I; Functional Anatomy; Anatomy and Physiology II.

    Data collection techniques used to prepare the Physical Therapist Assistant to assist physical therapy management.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PTHA 2431 - Management of Neurological Disorders


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and four hours of lab.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the program; Successful completion of all PTHA courses up to this point in the curriculum.

    Advanced course integrating previously learned and new skills/techniques into comprehensive rehabilitation of selected neurological disorders.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PTHA 2435 - Rehabilitation Techniques


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the program; Successful completion of all PTHA courses up to this point in the curriculum.

    Advanced course integrating previously learned and new skills/techniques into the comprehensive rehabilitation of selected long-term pathologies. Specific techniques employed by physical therapist assistants in the rehabilitation of persons with long term disabilities such as amputations, diabetes, cardiac disease, arthritis, respiratory disease, and such specialty groups such as pediatrics, and geriatrics. etc. are discussed. Laboratory emphasizes exercise programs for specific disabilities.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PTHA 2509 - Therapeutic Exercise


    5 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and six hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the program; Anatomy and Physiology I, Functional Anatomy; Anatomy & Physiology II.

    Critical examination of concepts and application of techniques related to therapeutic exercise and functional training.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

Physics

  
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    PHYS 1401 - General Physics I


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: MATH 2412  or its equivalent, or an appropriate placement score. 

    This course is for pre-dental, biology, pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, and pre-architecture majors and other students who need a two-semester technical course in physics. The course includes mechanics, heat, and sound.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHYS 1402 - General Physics II


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: PHYS 1401 

     

    This course is for pre-dental, biology, pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, pre-architecture majors, and other students who need a two-semester technical course in physics.  Topics include electricity, magnetism, and modern physics.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

  
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    PHYS 1403 - Stars and Galaxies


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours lab each week.
    This course focuses on the history, development, and modern use of astronomy. It covers solar, galactic, and universal aspects of astronomy including stellar evolution, black holes, and current cosmological concepts. The associated lab incorporates hands-on experiments which include outdoor telescopic observations. Offered in an online format only.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHYS 1404 - Solar System


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    This course includes the study of the sun and other bodies in our solar system, including the origin of our solar system. Offered in an online format only.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHYS 1415 - Introduction to Physical Science I


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: MATH 0305  or its equivalent, or an appropriate placement score. 

    This course emphasizes scientific principles that are taught at a non-science major level. Basic concepts are presented in physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and meteorology. The major emphasis of the first course will revolve around physics and astronomy. Each topic is discussed in the context of everyday life.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHYS 2425 - Advanced Physics I


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: MATH 2413  (completed or concurrent).

    This is a calculus-based physics course intended for students majoring in science, computer science or engineering. Topics include mechanics, fluids, heat, and thermodynamics.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    PHYS 2426 - Advanced Physics II


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: PHYS 2425  and MATH 2414  (completed or concurrent).

    This is a calculus-based physics course intended for students majoring in science, computer science, or engineering. Topics include electricity, magnetism, optics, waves, and optics.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

Psychology

  
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    PSYC 1300 - Learning Framework


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    A study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation, 2) factors that impact learning, and 3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college- level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned. This is the same course as EDUC 1300.

  
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    PSYC 2301 - Introduction to Psychology


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of behavior. Special emphasis is placed on schools of psychology, environmental influences, individual differences, and personality dynamics. PSYC 2301 is reading and writing intensive.

  
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    PSYC 2306 - Human Sexuality


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week. This is the same course as SOCI 2306.
    This course provides a broad, interdisciplinary perspective on the biological, psychological, behavioral, clinical, and socio-cultural aspects of human sexuality. Students are exposed to the research and scholarship that constitutes the underpinnings of knowledge in the field and are encouraged to reflect on what they learn, knowing that to learn about human sexuality in all of its forms is to learn about people and the complexities of human nature.

  
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    PSYC 2308 - Child and Adolescent Development


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 .

    This course presents chronological development of infancy through adolescence. How learning occurs in infants to adolescents will be explained. The emotional, physical, social, and mental development will also provide a core of information for students, parents, teachers, and family members. Current issues will also be discussed.

  
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    PSYC 2314 - Human Growth and Development


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 .

    This is a study of human growth, development and behavior, with consideration of the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of growth from conception to maturity.

  
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    PSYC 2315 - Personal and Social Adjustment


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This course is the study of the application of psychological principles that are fundamental for successful human adjustment. Consideration is given to the problems of forming and maintaining human relationships, adjustment of self-identity, and social behavior. Personal growth and meaning are emphasized. Skills for success in college are also stressed.

  
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    PSYC 2319 - Social Psychology


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2301  or SOCI 1301 .

    Theories, methods, and applications of social psychology are presented. Topics include group behavior, interpersonal attraction, pro-social behavior, aggression and conflict, communication, and research methodology.  This is the same course as SOCI 2326.

  
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    PSYC 2389 - Academic Cooperative: Service Learning Applied to College Courses


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    This class meets approximately 32 hours during the semester and 30 hours at a work site during the semester. It is designed to enhance the college classroom experiences with service learning experiences. Students will be expected to establish learning goals/objectives for a specific course requiring service learning experiences and tie the two courses together to meet the goals/objectives. Work sites will include only non-profit agencies and students volunteer for 30 hours of work during the semester.


Reading

  
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    READ 0301 - Reading Improvement I


    No college credit.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Reading Improvement I is designed to improve students’ reading skills that will be useful in their college-level courses and in life. Content includes building vocabulary, using aids to reading, understanding main ideas, identifying supporting details, determining the writer’s purpose, finding information and interpreting what is read. No college credit.

  
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    READ 0302 - Reading Improvement II


    No college credit.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: READ 0301  or its equivalent.

    Reading Improvement II is designed to help students be more successful in their college level courses as well as in life. Content includes summarization, vocabulary, main idea, supporting details, the writer’s purpose, organizational patterns and relationships, critical reasoning skills and study skills.


Social Work

  
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    SOCW 2361 - Introduction to Social Work


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    This course examines the historical development and current characteristics of the social welfare institution, the nature of professional social work practice, the educational preparation for generalist social work practice, and clarifies the individual student’s interest in the potential for social work practice.

  
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    SOCW 2364 - Foundations of Social Work Practice


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Provides an overview of the generalist social work approach to practice. Students develop relationship-building, problem-identification and data-gathering skills to be used with all levels of client systems. Interviewing and written documentation skills are developed through videotaped interviews, role plays and written assignments. Special attention is given to ethical practice and issues of diversity.

 

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