Jul 13, 2020  
2012-2013 Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 2301 - Principles of Accounting I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    A study of accounting concepts and their application in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation and asset and equity accounting in proprietorships and corporations. Emphasis on accounting cycle for service and merchandising enterprises.

  
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    ACCT 2302 - Principles of Accounting II


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

    A study of the fundamentals of managerial accounting. Emphasis on accounting for a manufacturing concern, budgeting, planning, management decision making, and analysis of financial reports.

  
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    ACNT 1313 - Computerized Accounting Applications


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    A study of utilizing the computer to develop and maintain accounting record keeping systems, make management decisions, and process common business applications with emphasis on utilizing a spreadsheet and/or database package/program.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ACNT 1380 - Cooperative Education I – Accounting


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour of lecture and twenty hours of external learning experience each week.
    Prerequisite: Enrollment in Accounting A.A.S. degree program. Completion of 15 credits in degree plan, and approval of accounting faculty.

    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 paid work experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.

  
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    ACNT 2380 - Cooperative Education II – Accounting


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour lecture and twenty hours of external learning experience each week.
    Prerequisite: Enrollment in Accounting A.A.S. degree program. Completion of 22 credits in degree plan, ACNT 1380  and approval of accounting faculty.

    Will expand work completed in ACNT 1380  . 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 paid work experience.


Agriculture

  
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    AGAH 1371 - Grass-Fed Livestock Production


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and three hours of lab each week
    Small-scale, pasture-based production of animals for niche and specialty markets. Species and breed selection, facilities, housing, and nutritional requirements for livestock including cattle, sheep, goats, hogs, rabbits, and poultry. Students will learn how to identify appropriate species and breeds for specific farm needs and will demonstrate an understanding of small-scale sustainable livestock production utilizing grass as the primary feed source. (Fall)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGAH 1447 - Animal Reproduction


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Study of organs, functions, endocrinology, and common management practices related to reproduction. (Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGAH 1453 - Beef Cattle Production


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and two hours lab each week.
    An overview of the beef cattle industry. Topics include the organization and operation of beef cattle enterprises, selection breeding, reproduction, health, nutrition, management, and marketing. (Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGAH 2413 - Principles of Feeds and Feeding


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Study of the role and application of feed nutrients and additives. Topics include comparative aspects of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients, emphasis on identification of nutrient requirements and formulation of dietary feeding regimens. (Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGCR 1371 - Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Introduction to history, principles, and practices of sustainable agriculture as applied to local and global agriculture. An evaluation of sustainability of conventional agricultural practices will also be made from the environmental, economic, and social perspectives (“planet, profit, people”). Case studies and other tools will be used to relate principles of sustainable agriculture to basic farming practices. (Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGCR 1393 - Special Topics in Plant Protection - Integrated Pest Management


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Major agricultural disease and pest agents will be studied, focusing on the biology of the pests to include life cycle, structure, and typical hosts. Management and control utilizing least toxic methods will be emphasized, the foundation of which is healthy soils. (Fall)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGCR 2418 - Soil Science


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils. Topics include the relationship between crops and soils, conservation of soil and water resources, and the economic use of fertilizer. This course constitutes a capstone course. (Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGEQ 1411 - Equine Science I


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    An introduction to the horse industry. Includes history, organization and operation of equine enterprises, selection, breeds, breeding, reproduction, health, nutrition, management, and marketing. (Fall)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGMG 2286 - Internship - Agricultural Business and Management, General


    2 credit hours
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Six hours of lab each week.
    A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (Fall, spring, summer)
     

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGMG 2371 - Small Farm Business Planning


    3 credit hours
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Course provides students with a working knowledge of small farm business development. Students will develop a written business plan which will become a vehicle through which management, marketing, accounting and cash flow, staffing, and legal issues will be considered and discussed. Resource needs will be identified, and possible sources of funding, including grants and loans, will also be considered. (Fall)
     

  
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    AGMG 2380 - Cooperative Education Agricultural Business and Management, General


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour lecture and twenty hours of on-the-job work experience each week.
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and approval of the agriculture faculty.

    Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (Fall, spring, summer)

  
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    AGMG 2381 - Cooperative Education Agricultural Business and Management, General


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour lecture and twenty hours of on-the-job work experience each week.
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and approval of the agriculture faculty.

    Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (Fall, spring, summer)

  
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    AGRI 1231 - Agricultural Industry


    2 credit hours
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of class each week
    An overview of world agriculture, nature of the industry, resource conservation, and the American agriculture system, including production, distribution, and marketing. (Fall)

  
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    AGRI 1325 - Marketing of Agricultural Products


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Operations in the movement of agriculture commodities from producer to consumer, including the essential marketing functions of buying, selling, transporting, storing, financing, standardizing, pricing, and risk bearing. (Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGRI 1329 - Principles of Food Science


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Biological and scientific aspects of modern industrial food supply systems. Food classification, modern processing, and quality control. (Spring)

  
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    AGRI 1407 - Agronomy


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Principles and practices in the development, production, and management of field crops including plant breeding, plant diseases, soils, and insect control and weed control. (Fall)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGRI 1415 - Horticulture


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Structure, growth, and development of horticulture plants from a practical and scientific approach. Environmental effects, basic principles of propagation, greenhouse and outdoor production, nutrition, pruning, chemical control of growth, pest control, and landscaping. (Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGRI 1419 - Introductory Animal Science


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Scientific animal agriculture. Importance of livestock and meat industries. Selection, reproduction, nutrition, management, and marketing of beef cattle, swine, sheep, goats and horses. (Fall)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGRI 2317 - Introduction to Agricultural Economics


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Fundamental economic principles and their application to the problems of the industry of agriculture. (Spring)

  
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    AGRI 2321 - Livestock Evaluation I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Selection, evaluation, and classification of livestock and livestock products. (Fall)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGRI 2330 - Wildlife Conservation and Management


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Principles and practices used in the production and improvement of wildlife resources. Aesthetic, ecological, and recreational uses of public and private lands. (Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AGRI 2403 - Agricultural Construction


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour lecture and five hours of lab each week.
    Selection, use, and maintenance of hand and power tools; arc and oxy-acetylene welding; and construction materials and principles. (Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    FDST 1371 - Processing Small Farm Agricultural Products


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week
    Introduction to the basic principles of preserving, processing, and modifying agricultural outputs with an emphasis on dairy and horticultural commodities. Includes small-scale cheese and yogurt production, winemaking, water bath and pressure canning, bread-making, dehydration and freezing, lactic acid fermentation, and other techniques. (Fall)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    HALT 1371 - Organic Gardening and Food Production


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week
    This course includes a study of fall organic crop production practices, including vegetables and culinary and medicinal herbs. Topics include philosophical background and history of the organic farming movement, variety selection for northeast Texas, production methods appropriate to the region, and record keeping procedures for organic certification. (Fall)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    HALT 2321 - Small Farming


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Instruction in small farming techniques with emphasis on horticulture science including comprehensive and profitable guidelines. Topics include herbs, fruits, nut, and vegetable crops. (Spring)

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 2351 - Cultural Anthropology


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This course utilizes the comparative method to examine the concepts of culture and society. The social and cultural beliefs and practices of people of diverse ethnic backgrounds are investigated and compared.


Art

  
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    ARTS 1301 - Introduction to Art Appreciation


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    A general course in art appreciation open to all college students. Emphasis is placed on the development of aesthetic judgment: learning how to look at art and evaluate it thoughtfully.

  
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    ARTS 1303 - Survey of Western Art to 1400


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    A critical and analytical study of the great historical works of art in architecture, painting, sculpture, and other art forms from prehistoric times through the middle ages.

  
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    ARTS 1304 - Survey of Western Art after 1400


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    A continuation of ARTS 1303  from the Renaissance period to modern times.

  
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    ARTS 1311 - Design I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    A basic course focusing on the elements and principles of art with emphasis on two-dimensional concepts. This course is a foundation for all other art courses.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 1312 - Design II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: ARTS 1311  is suggested

    A studio course focusing on the fundamentals of art with emphasis upon three-dimensional concepts through the medium of sculpture. Some outside work is required.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 1316 - Drawing I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    A studio course focusing on the fundamentals of art with an emphasis on drawing inanimate objects with consideration for line, space, form, and perspective

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 1317 - Drawing II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: ARTS 1316  is suggested .

    A studio course which further extends basic techniques of drawing into the study of three dimensional forms. A variety of drawing mediums will be explored.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2311 - Design III


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    An examination of the elements and principles of art using two- and three dimensional concepts. Color theory and design principles will be emphasized.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2313 - Design Communications I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Four hours of class each week.
    An introductory course in the development of computer design and technical skills. Emphasis will be placed upon type design, desktop publishing, computer illustration, digital manipulation and web page design.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2314 - Design Communications II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Four hours of class each week.
    An extension in the development of computer design skills including Illustration, digital imaging and web page design. Emphasis will be placed upon completion of portfolio pieces.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2316 - Painting I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: ARTS 1311  ARTS 1316 .

    An introductory course exploring a variety of painting mediums, concepts, and methods. Emphasis will be placed on design and color theory.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2317 - Painting II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    An intermediate to advanced painting course stressing further exploration of painting mediums and techniques with an emphasis on individual expression.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2323 - Life Drawing I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: ARTS 1317 .

    An advanced course which emphasizes the structure and action of the human figure with emphasis upon individual expression.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2326 - Sculpture I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: ARTS 1312 .

    Introduction to the basic principles and techniques of sculpture with emphasis on modeling and carving. A variety of media will be introduced.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2327 - Sculpture II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: ARTS 2326  ARTS 1312 .

    Further exploration of sculpture materials, techniques and design with an emphasis on individual expressions.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2341 - Jewelry and Art Metals I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    A studio course exploring design, construction, and form utilizing basic techniques in metal and jewelry construction.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2342 - Jewelry and Art Metals II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    This course is a continuation of ARTS 2341 . More advanced techniques in the design and construction of art metals and jewelry are explored in this studio course.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2346 - Ceramics I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    An introduction to coil, slab, and potter’s wheel techniques utilized in the construction of clay objects. The student is introduced to basic glazing and firing processes. Some outside work is required.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2347 - Ceramics II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: ARTS 2346  is suggested

    An extension of ARTS 2346  which utilizes the basic clay processes in the construction of clay objects. Some outside work is required.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2348 - Digital Art I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Four hours of class each week.
    Introductory course that explores the potential of computer hardware and software medium for visual, conceptual, and practical uses in the visual arts.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2349 - Digital Art II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Four hours of class each week.
    Intermediate to advanced course that continues the exploration of the use of computer hardware and software for visual, conceptual, and practical uses in the visual arts.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2356 - Photography I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Four hours of class each week.
    An introduction to the basics of digital photography. Includes camera operation, techniques and presentation skills. Emphasis on design, history, and contemporary trends as a means of developing an understanding of photographic aesthetics. Manual digital camera required.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2357 - Photography II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Four hours of class each week.
    Further exploration of the basics of digital photography. Includes camera operation, techniques and presentation skills. Emphasis on design, history, and contemporary trends as a means of developing an understanding of photographic aesthetics. Manual digital camera required.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2366 - Watercolor I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    An introductory painting course which utilizes the watercolor medium as a means of artistic expression in the interpretation of still life, landscape and figure subjects. Some outside work is required.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ARTS 2367 - Watercolor II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Five hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: ARTS 2366 .

    An advanced painting course which utilizes the medium of transparent and opaque watercolor as a medium of creative expression. Evaluation and critique of student’s work is an important aspect of this course.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

Auto Body Repair

  
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    ABDR 1315 - Vehicle Trim and Hardware


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    An introduction to tools and assembly procedures required in the repair of collision damage, with emphasis on safety. Students may lease a set of hand tools from the College for $40.00.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ABDR 1331 - Basic Refinishing (Refinishing 1)


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    An introduction to current refinishing products, shop safety, and equipment used in the automotive refinishing industry. Emphasis on surface preparation, masking techniques and use and care of paint guns. Students may lease a set of hand tools from the College for $40.00.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ABDR 1353 - Fiberglass Repair


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    A comprehensive course in automotive and marine fiberglass repair including the use of various adhesives, fiberglass matt, resins and fillers used for proper repair procedures. This class will also include plastic repair. Students may lease a set of hand tools from the College for $40.00.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ABDR 1419 - Basic Metal Repair (Metal Repair 1)


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and five hours of lab each week.
    An introduction to basic metal straightening procedures, utilizing hand and air tools with appropriate plastic filler application techniques. Personal and environmental safety practices will be taught. Students may lease a set of hand tools from the College for $40.00.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ABDR 1458 - Intermediate Refinishing (Refinishing 2)


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: ABDR 1331 .

    Expanded training in mixing and spraying of automotive topcoats. Emphasis on proper prepping and spraying techniques. Introduction to partial panel refinishing techniques, buffing and paint removal techniques. Students may lease a set of hand tools from the College for $40.00.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ABDR 2353 - Color Analysis and Paint Matching (Refinishing 3)


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: ABDR 1458 .

    Advanced course in color theory, color analysis, tinting, and advanced blending techniques for acceptable paint matching. Extended use of gun techniques and final detailing procedures. Students may lease a set of hand tools from the College for $40.00.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ABDR 2355 - Collision Repair Estimating


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    A comprehensive look at estimate writing procedures and techniques. This will include customer relations, use of estimating guides, damage diagnosis and code identification.

  
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    ABDR 2357 - Collision Repair Shop Management


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Identify the critical elements necessary for operation of a successful collision repair facility. Course will cover budget and goal setting, self-appraisal, selling skills, supplies and tool requirements, job flow, job costing, and bookkeeping requirements.

  
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    ABDR 2388 - Internship – Auto body/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour of lecture and eight hours of lab each week.
    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

  
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    ABDR 2389 - Internship – Auto body/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour of lecture and eight hours of lab each week.
    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

  
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    ABDR 2431 - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (Metal repair 2)


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and four hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: ABDR 1419 .

    Advanced concepts in the application of theories in auto body repair and replacement of major body units. Will include frame repair and welded parts replacement. Students may lease a set of hand tools from the College for $40.00.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ABDR 2441 - Major Collision Repair and Panel Replacement (Metal Repair 3)


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and five hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: ABDR 2431 .

    Instruction in preparation of vehicles for major repair processes. This course covers interpreting information from damage reports, planning repair sequences, selecting proper tools and organizing removed parts for repair and reinstallation.  Students may lease a set of hand tools from the College for $40.00.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

Automotive Technology

  
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    AUMT 1257 - Automotive Brake Systems Theory


    2 credit hours
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: AUMT 1301 

    Theory and principles related to the design, operation, and servicing of automotive braking systems. Includes disc and drum-type brakes, hydraulic systems, power assist components, anti-lock brake systems, and diagnosis and reconditioning procedures.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 1301 - Introduction and Theory of Automotive Technology


    3 credit hours
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    An introductory overview of the automotive service industry including history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, professional responsibilities, and automobile maintenance. Course material may be taught using manufacture-specific information. Students enrolled in this course must lease a set of hand tools from the college for $40 per semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 1306 - Automotive Engine Removal and Installation


    3 credit hours
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: AUMT 1301 

    Fundamentals of engine inspection, removal and installation procedures. May be taught manufacturer specific. Course material may be taught using manufacturer-specific information. Students enrolled in this course must have a set of hand tools that they may lease from the  college for $40 per semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 1310 - Automotive Brake Systems


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: AUMT 1301 

    Operation and repair of drum/disc type brake systems. Topics include brake theory, diagnosis, and repair of power, manual, anti-lock brake systems and parking brake. Course material may be taught using manufacture-specific information. Students enrolled in his course must have a set of hand tools that they may lease from the college for $40 per semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 1316 - Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour of lecture and six hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: AUMT 1301 

    Diagnosis and repair of automotive suspension and steering systems including electronically-controlled systems. Includes component repair, alignment procedures, and tire and wheel service. Course material may be taught using manufacture-specific information. Students enrolled in this course must lease a set of hand tools from the college for $40 per semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 1319 - Automotive Engine Repair


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: AUMT 1301 

    Fundamentals of engine operation, diagnosis and repair. Emphasis on identification, inspection, measurements, disassembly, repair, and reassembly of the engine. May be taught with manufacturer-specific instructions. Course material may be taught using manufacture-specific information. Students enrolled in this course must lease a set of hand tools from the college for $40 per semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 1345 - Automotive Climate Control Systems


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    Diagnosis and repair of manual/electronic climate control systems; includes the refrigeration cycle and EPA guidelines for refrigerant handling. Course material may be taught using manufacturer-specific information. Students enrolled in this course must lease a set of hand tools from the college for $40 per semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 1349 - Automotive Electronics Theory


    3 credit hours
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: AUMT 1301 

    A course in automotive technology including electrical principles, semiconductor and integrated circuits, digital fundamentals, microcomputer systems, and electrical test equipment.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 1407 - Automotive Electrical Systems


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: AUMT 1301 

    An overview of automotive electrical systems including topics in operational theory, testing, diagnosis, and repair of, charging and starting systems, and electrical accessories. Emphasis on electrical principles, schematic diagrams, and service manuals. Course material may be taught using manufacturer-specific information. Students enrolled in this course must lease a set of hand tools from the college for $40 per semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 1419 - Automotive Engine Repair II


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

    A study of the procedure in building horse power in an engine. Topics include realistic power goals; cylinder block displacement; block preparation; blue printing; lubrication and oiling. Also included are cylinder design; air flow basics; cylinder head rebuilding and assembly; basic proting techniques; and flow bench testing. In addition, camshaft design; selecting a camshaft; and valve train components. Hands-on training is conducted on real performance vehicles during specific lab time. May be taught manufacture specific. undamentals of engine operation, diagnosis and repair including lubrication systems and cooling systems. Students enrolled in his course must have a set of hand tools that they may lease from the college for $40 per semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 2215 - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis Theory I


    2 credit hours
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: AUMT 1301 

    Operation and diagnosis of basic engine dynamics including the study of the ignition system, fuel delivery systems, and the use of engine performance diagnostic equipment.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 2231 - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis Theory II


    2 credit hours
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: AUMT 1301 

    A study of emission systems, computerized engine performance, and advanced ignition and fuel systems, including advanced engine performance diagnostic equipment.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 2317 - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: AUMT 1301 

    Theory, operation, diagnosis of drivability concerns, and repair ignition and fuel delivery systems. Use of current engine performance diagnostic equipment. Course material may be taught using manufacturer-specific information. Students enrolled in this course must have a set of hand tools that they may lease from the college for $40 per semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 2334 - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II


    3 credit hours
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: AUMT 1301 

    Diagnosis and repair of emission systems, computerized engine performance systems, and advanced ignition and fuel systems. Includes use of advanced engine performance diagnostic equipment. May be taught manufacturer specific.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 2343 - Advanced Emission Systems Diagnosis


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: AUMT 1301 

    Diagnosis and repair of emission control systems with emphasis on the application of advanced diagnostic information, tools, and techniques. Course will include state and federal laws required for preparation for licensing. Course material may be taught using manufacturer-specific information. Students enrolled in this course must lease a set of hand tools from the college for $40 per semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) requred.
  
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    AUMT 2413 - Automotive Drive Train and Axles I


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    A study of automotive clutches, clutch operation devices, manual transmissions/transaxles, and differentials with emphasis on diagnosis and repair. Course material may be taught using manufacturer-specific information. Students enrolled in this course must lease a set of hand tools from the college for $40 per semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 2421 - Automotive Electrical Diagnosis & Repair


    4 credit hours
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: AUMT 1301 

    Repair of automotive electrical subsystems, lighting, instrumentation, and accessories. Emphasis on accurate diagnosis and proper repair methods using various troubleshooting skills and techniques. May be taught manufacturer specific.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    AUMT 2425 - Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and six hours of lab each week.
    A study of the operation, hydraulic circuits and electronic controls of modern automatic transmissions/transaxles. Diagnosis, disassembly, and assembly procedures with emphasis on the use of special tools and repair techniques. Course material may be taught using manufacturer specific information. Students enrolled in this course must lease a set of hand tools from the College for $40 per semester.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

Biology

  
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    BIOL 1322 - Nutrition


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This course focuses on principles of normal nutrition throughout the life cycle. Emphasis is placed on the basic nutrients and how they are used by the body. The economic, cultural, and psychosocial implications of food and eating are also studied.

  
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    BIOL 1406 - General Biology I


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    A study of the biological sciences for students who plan to major or minor in biology or pre-professional studies or to fulfill the laboratory science requirement of other majors. This course utilizes an integrated approach and emphasizes the molecular basis of life, cell biology, and bioenergetics. Other topics for discussion include Mendelian and molecular genetics.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    BIOL 1407 - General Biology II


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: BIOL 1406 .

    This course is an introduction to the biological sciences for students who plan to major or minor in biology or pre-professional studies or to fulfill the laboratory science requirement of other majors.  This course emphasizes the unity and diversity of life through the study of evolutionary phenomena, the origin of life, biodiversity, plant and animal evolution, the dynamics of ecosystems and the biosphere. Animal dissection is a required component of laboratory activity.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    BIOL 1408 - Introduction to Biology I (Non-Majors)


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    A survey course designed to meet the needs of the non-science major. This course is an introduction to the science of biology including scientific method, physical and chemical properties of life, cell biology, genetics, and evolution. Offered in an online format only.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    BIOL 1409 - Introduction to Biology II (Non-Majors)


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    A continuation of BIOL 1408  designed to meet the needs of the non-science major. This course is an introduction to the science of biology including diversity with an emphasis on human structure and function and the human impact in the environment. Offered in an online format only.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    BIOL 2401 - Anatomy & Physiology I


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    A study of the structure and function of human organ systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous. Animal dissection is a required component of laboratory activity.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    BIOL 2402 - Anatomy & Physiology II


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 .

    A study of the structure and function of human organ systems including circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive. (Continuation of BIOL 2401 ). Animal dissection is a required component of laboratory activity.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    BIOL 2421 - Microbiology


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: BIOL 2401  or BIOL 1407 . High school chemistry or CHEM 1406  strongly recommended prior to enrollment.

    A study of microbiology emphasizing prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, microbial metabolism, growth and control of microbes, survey of microorganisms and viruses. Other topics for discussion include microbial genetics and immunology.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

Business Administration/Management

  
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    BMGT 1305 - Business Communications


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Skills necessary for the management of an organization’s workforce.

  
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    BMGT 2309 - Leadership


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Concepts of leadership and its relationship to management. Prepares the student with leadership and communication skills needed to motivate and identify.

  
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    BMGT 2341 - Strategic Management


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    Strategic management process involving analysis of how organizations develop and implement a strategy for achieving organizational objectives in a changing environment.

  
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    BMGT 2382 - Cooperative Education I-Business Administration & Management


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour lecture and fourteen hours of external learning experience each week.
    Prerequisite: Approval of co-op coordinator.

    Cooperative education offers the student an opportunity for practical work experience related to career goals. Each student is assigned a coordinator to work with, an employer to set up work-related experiences, and student objectives for personal development and career growth. The co-op coordinator will visit the work site to assist the student in reaching the objectives of the of the co-op course. Students will attend a total of 16 hours of seminar during the semester.

  
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    BMGT 2383 - Cooperative Education II - Business Admininistration and Management


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour of lecture and fourteen hours of external learning experience each week.
    Prerequisite: Approval of co-op coordinator.

    Cooperative education offers the student an opportunity for practical work experience related to career goals. Each student is assigned a coordinator to work with, an employer to set up work-related experiences, and student objectives for personal development and career growth. The co-op coordinator will visit the work site to assist the student in reaching the objectives of the of the co-op course. Students will attend a total of 16 hours of seminar during the semester.

  
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    BUSI 1301 - Introduction to Business


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Introduction to the role of business in modern society. Includes overview of business operations, analysis of the specialized fields within the business organization, and development of a business vocabulary.

 

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