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

Course Descriptions


 

Dental Hygiene

  
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    DHYG 1227 - Preventive Dental Hygiene Care


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour lecture and three hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.

    Preventive Dental Hygiene Care is the study of the dental hygienist in the dental health care system and the basic concepts of disease prevention and health promotion. Communication and behavior modification skills are emphasized to facilitate the role of the dental hygienist as an educator.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 1235 - Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture each week.
    A study of the classes of drugs and their uses, actions, interactions, side effects, contraindications, and oral manifestations with emphasis on dental applications.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 1261 - Clinical 1 Dental Hygiene


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Twelve hours of clinic each week.
    Prerequisite: DHYG 1304  and DHYG 1331 . Co-requisites: DHYG 2201 .

    Health professions work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional in a clinical setting.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 1301 - Or facial Anatomy, Histology & Embryology


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.

    A study of histology and embryology of oral tissues, gross anatomy of the head and neck, tooth morphology, and individual tooth identification.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 1304 - Dental Radiology


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

    Radiology is the study of radiation physics, hygiene, and safety theories. Emphasis on the fundamentals of oral radiographic techniques and interpretation of radiographs. Includes exposure of intra-oral radiographs, quality assurance, radiographic interpretation, patient selection criteria, and other ancillary radiographic techniques.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 1311 - Periodontology


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture each week.
    Periodontology is the study of normal and diseased periodontium to include the structural, functional, and environmental factors. Emphasis on etiology, pathology, treatment modalities, and therapeutic and preventive periodontics in a contemporary private practice setting.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 1315 - Community Dentistry Planning


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and three hours lab each week.
    Study of the principles and concepts of community public health and dental health education with an emphasis on community assessment, educational planning, implementation, and evaluation.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 1319 - Dental Materials


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    Study of dental materials including the physical and chemical properties and application of the various materials used in dentistry. Student experiences include manipulation of dental materials in the lab setting.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 1331 - Preclinical Dental Hygiene


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour of lecture and seven hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.

    Preclinical Dental Hygiene provides the foundational knowledge for performing clinical skills on patients. Emphasis on principles, procedures, and professionalism for performing comprehensive oral prophylaxis.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 1339 - General and Oral Pathology


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture each week.
    General and Oral Pathology is the general study of disturbances in human body development, diseases of the body, and disease prevention measures. There is an emphasis on the oral cavity and associated structures.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 2160 - Dental Hygiene Clinical


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and four hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: DHYG 1315 .

    An external learning experience where students gain practical experience in a discipline, enhance skills and integrate knowledge. Practicum emphasizes methods and materials used in teaching dental health education in various community settings.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 2201 - Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care 1


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: One hour lecture and three hours lab each week.
    Co-requisites: DHYG 1261 .

    Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care 1 is an introduction to dental hygiene care for the medically or dentally compromised patient. Emphasizes supplemental instrumentation techniques.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 2231 - Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care 2


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and one hour lab each week.
    Co-requisites: DHYG 2262 .

    A continuation of dental hygiene care for the medically or dentally compromised patient. Emphasizes advanced instrumentation techniques.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 2262 - Clinical 2 Dental Hygiene


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Twelve hours of clinical lab each week.
    Prerequisite: DHYG 1261 . Co-requisites: DHYG 2231 .

    Intermediate health professions work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional in a clinical setting.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.

  
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    DHYG 2463 - Clinical 3 Dental Hygiene


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Sixteen clinical hours each week.
    Prerequisite: DHYG 2262 . Co-requisites: DHYG 1123 .

    An advanced type of health professions work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge, or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional in a clinical setting.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

    All courses with the DHYG prefix are for students admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program only. The degree plan shows prerequisite courses and sequence for Dental Hygiene curriculum. Changes in the sequencing will be by permission of the course director and program director.


Economics

  
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    ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This course is an introduction to the study of general economic principles. Such topics as economic systems, demand and supply, business organizations, gross national product, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, monetary policy, interest rates, and business cycles are discussed. Macroeconomics and current economic topics are emphasized.

  
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    ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This course is a study of microeconomics including using demand and supply, the laws of production and cost, the economics of the firm, international economics, domestic economic problems of business and government, monopolies, labor unions, social welfare, agriculture, and urban crises.


Education

  
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    EDUC 1300 - Learning Framework


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This course is the 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 PSYC 1300.

  
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    EDUC 1301 - Introduction to Teaching Profession


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week with 16 hours field experience in addition.
    This course is designed to introduce the student to teaching as a career choice. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a field experience in the public school setting in any level K-12. Different aspects of the teaching/learning process will be explored. Cultural differences and special needs will be discussed along with the psychological approaches to teaching. Observation experiences in the classroom will be provided.

  
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    EDUC 2301 - Introduction to Special Populations


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week with 16 additional hours field experience in P-12 with special populations.
    This course will introduce the student to special education including characteristics, causes, and needs of the exceptional learner. Emphasis will be on cognitive and developmental differences in the exceptional learner in the educational process. Off campus field experiences are planned to enhance learning. Policies and regulations applicable to special education programs in general will be presented.


Electrical Occupations

  
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    ELPT 1315 - Electrical Calculations I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Introduction to mathematical applications utilized to solve problems in the electrical field. Topics include fractions, decimals, percentages, simple equations, ratio and proportion, unit conversions, and applied geometry.

  
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    ELPT 1319 - Fundamentals of Electricity I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    An introduction to basic direct current (DC) theory including electron theory and direct current applications.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ELPT 1320 - Fundamentals of Electricity II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and four hours lab each week.
    Introduces alternating current (AC).† Includes AC voltage, frequency, mechanical and electrical degrees, waveforms, resistors, capacitors, and inductors.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ELPT 1325 - National Electrical Code


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and four hours lab each week.
    An introductory study of the National Electrical Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the Code. Emphasis on wiring, design, protection methods, and materials, equipment for general use, and basic calculations.

  
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    ELPT 1329 - Residential Wiring


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and four hours lab each week.
    Wiring methods for single family and multifamily dwellings.† Includes load calculations, service entrance sizing, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ELPT 1341 - Motor Control


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Operating principles of solid-state and conventional controls along with their practical applications. Includes braking, jogging, plugging, safety interlocks, wiring, and schematic diagram interpretations.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ELPT 1345 - Commercial Wiring


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and four hours lab each week.
    Commercial wiring methods. Includes overcurrent protection, raceway panel board installation, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

Emergency Medical Services

  
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    EMSP 1160 - EMT Basic Clinical


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Ninety-six hours of clinical in an emergency department, labor and delivery, and mobile intensive care unit.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Department of Health.

    Instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation, and placement is the responsibility of the College faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. Course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    EMSP 1161 - Paramedic Clinical I


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Eighty hours of clinical shall be completed in the emergency department, labor and delivery, surgery, intensive care unit, lab, and mobile intensive care unit.
    Instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation, and placement is the responsibility of the College faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    EMSP 1162 - Paramedic Clinical II


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Ninety-six hours of clinical shall be completed in the emergency department labor and delivery, surgery, intensive care unit, lab, and mobile intensive care unit.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Department of Health.

    Instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation, and placement is the responsibility of the College faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    EMSP 1355 - Trauma Management


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: EMSP 1356 

    A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injuries.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    EMSP 1356 - Patient Assessment and Airway Management


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and three hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: EMSP 1438 .

    A detailed study of the knowledge and skills required to reach competence in performing patient assessment and airway management.

  
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    EMSP 1438 - Introduction to Advanced Practice


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and two hours lab each week..
    Prerequisite: Suggested: EMSP 1501 

    An exploration of the foundations necessary for mastery of the advanced topics of clinical practice out of the hospital.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    EMSP 1501 - EMT Basic


    5 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Four hours lecture and four hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer or equivalent course completion. Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Department of Health

    Introduction to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic. Includes all the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized services.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    EMSP 2143 - Assessment Based Management


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Four hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: EMSP 1355  EMSP 1356  EMSP 2330  EMSP 2434 .

    The capstone course of the EMSP program. Designed to provide for teaching and evaluating comprehensive, assessment-based patient care management.

  
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    EMSP 2160 - Paramedic Clinical III


    1 credit hour.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Ninety-six hours of clinical shall be completed in the emergency department labor and delivery, surgery, intensive care unit, lab, and mobile intensive care unit.
    Instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience, and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation, and placement is the responsibility of the College faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    EMSP 2266 - EMS Practicum


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hundred forty hours shall be completed on the mobile intensive care unit.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Department of Health

    Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The College, in conjunction with the employer, develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences shall be unpaid.

  
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    EMSP 2330 - Special Populations


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and three hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: EMSP 1355  EMSP 2434  EMSP 2444 

    A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of ill or injured patients in nontraditional populations.

  
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    EMSP 2338 - EMS Operations


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: EMSP 1356 

    A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence to safely manage the scene of an emergency.

  
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    EMSP 2348 - Emergency Pharmacology


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.
    A comprehensive course covering all aspects of the utilization of medications in treating emergency situations. Course is designed to complement Cardiology, Special Populations, and Medical Emergency courses.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    EMSP 2434 - Medical Emergencies


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and four hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: EMSP 1356 , EMSP 2444 

    A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies.

  
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    EMSP 2444 - Cardiology


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours lecture and three hours lab each week.
    Prerequisite: Suggested: EMSP 1356 .

    A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with cardiac emergencies.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

Engineering

  
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    ENGR 1201 - Introduction to Engineering


    2 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture each week.
    Introduction to engineering as a discipline and a profession. Includes instruction in the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems for the benefit of society.

  
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    ENGR 2303 - Statics and Dynamics


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    Prerequisite: PHYS 2425 

    Combined, single-semester study of statics and dynamics.  Calculus-based study of dynamics of rigid bodies, force-mass-acceleration, work-energy, and impulse-momentum computation.


English

  
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    ENGL 0301 - Basic Writing I


    No college credit.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This course is designed to provide basic writing skills necessary for success in college-level academic work. Emphasis is placed on grammar and punctuation usage, sentence structure and well-developed paragraphs.

  
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    ENGL 0302 - Basic Writing II


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

    This course is designed as a continuation of ENGL 0301  for students who need more development of their writing skills before enrolling in ENGL 0301 . Emphasis is placed on composing a variety of essays incorporating acceptable grammar and punctuation.

  
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    ENGL 1301 - English Composition I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This course is designed to improve academic writing skills. Students will read and write expository prose with an emphasis on the writing process and mastery of good writing skills. Course assignments may incorporate summary, analysis, and criticism of texts; exercises in effective argument and analysis; and the study and application of rhetorical approaches. Students will write essays throughout the semester and may also keep a journal or participate in group writing projects.

  
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    ENGL 1302 - English Composition II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 .

    In this course students refine the writing, research, and reading skills introduced in ENGL 1301 . A related goal is the development of critical thinking skills. Writing assignments emphasize argumentation and persuasion. Students will study research methods and write a formal research paper.

  
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    ENGL 2307 - Creative Writing


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    A detailed study of the techniques of fiction and/or poetry, reading and analysis of contemporary models, practice writing in the above forms. This course includes informal, seminar-style discussion of students’ own works in progress.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ENGL 2308 - Creative Writing II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2307 .

    Practical experience in the techniques of imaginative writing. May include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or drama.

  
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    ENGL 2311 - Technical and Business Writing


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Principles, techniques and skills needed for college level scientific, technical, or business writing.

  
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    ENGL 2322 - British Literature I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1302 .

    A study of the major figures and movements of British literature from the beginnings to the 18th century. Literature as a reflection of the people and attitudes of different periods will be an important part of the course.

  
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    ENGL 2323 - British Literature II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1302 .

    A study of literature from the Romantics to contemporary writers, stressing the specific movements and major figures in the literature of England.

  
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    ENGL 2327 - American Literature I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1302 .

    This course presents a survey of American Literature from the colonial period to the late nineteenth century. Specific movements and major writers will be stressed.

  
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    ENGL 2328 - American Literature II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1302 .

    This course is a study of major writers and literary movements of American literature in the twentieth and twenty first centuries. The historical and cultural influence of the literature of this period will be analyzed.

  
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    ENGL 2332 - World Literature I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1302 .

    Representative works (in translation) of major authors to A.D. 1500, including Homer, Biblical writers, Greek dramatists, Virgil, and  Dante.

  
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    ENGL 2333 - World Literature II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1302 .

    Representative works (in translation) of major authors from A.D. 1500 to present, including Cervantes, Moliere, Voltaire, Goethe, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky.

  
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    ENGL 2342 - Forms of Literature I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    The study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, and film. This course allows the focus on more specific studies of a genre or genres not normally allowed in more generic courses. Special topics within literature may be addressed.

  
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    ENGL 2343 - Forms of Literature II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This course is a continuation of ENGL 2342 , in that it is the study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, and film. The same topic of ENGL 2342  may be continued, or other topics and genres within literature that connect with the previous course may be the focus.


English as a Second Language

  
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    ESOL 0301 - ESL Conversation I


    No college credit.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Conversation I will develop skills necessary for everyday conversations relating to American culture, employment, and day-to-day life. Vocabulary, pronunciation, and simple sentence patterns will be emphasized. This course is designed as an entry level or beginning level course. The overall goal of Conversation I is to equip students with enough vocabulary and oral fluency to converse in everyday situations.

  
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    ESOL 0302 - ESL Conversation II


    No college credit.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Conversation II is a continuation of Conversation I. It will develop skills necessary for everyday conversations relating to American culture, employment, and day-to-day life. Vocabulary, pronunciation, and simple sentence patterns will be emphasized. This course is designed as an entry level or beginning level course. The overall goal of Conversation II is to equip students with enough vocabulary and oral fluency to converse in everyday situations.

  
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    ESOL 0303 - ESL Conversation III


    No college credit.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Conversation III is a continuation of Conversation II. It will develop skills necessary for everyday conversations relating to American culture, employment, and day-to-day life. Vocabulary, pronunciation, and simple sentence patterns will be emphasized. This course is designed as an entry level or beginning level course. The overall goal of Conversation III is to equip students with enough vocabulary and oral fluency to converse in everyday situations.


Environmental Science

  
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    ENVR 1401 - Environmental Science I


    4 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
    An introduction to the scientific study of the environment, with a special emphasis on the interaction of humans with their environment. Topics will include the scientific method, population, community and ecosystem dynamics, biodiversity and evolution, climate, biomes and their sustainable management.


Geography

  
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    GEOG 1301 - Physical Geography


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    An introductory survey course emphasizing the function of geophysical systems, and ways in which the physical environment integrates with global human activity, both directly and indirectly. These influences act through climate, landforms, soils, and vegetation.

  
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    GEOG 1303 - World Regional Geography


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This is a systematic study of the physical and cultural environment. Emphasis is placed upon climates, landforms, and vegetation, and their inevitable impact upon human culture, economics, and political systems.


Government

  
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    GOVT 2305 - American National Government


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This is a survey of the United States constitutional systems: executive, judicial, and legislative. Emphasis is on foreign and military policies, economic and financial developments, political parties and ideologies, bureaucracies, and the impact of public opinion, pressure groups, and mass media on elections. World affairs are stressed with respect to their impact on the United States.

  
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    GOVT 2306 - State and Local Government


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This is a survey of the Texas constitution and government emphasizing legislative functions, administrative organization, and the judicial system. It is also a study of local government, police powers, regulatory policies and agencies, and the relationship between state and national government. Close attention is given to voting characteristics, economics, ideologies, and political events of state and local importance. This course fulfills legal requirements for teacher certification in Texas.


History

  
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    HIST 1301 - History of the United States to 1877


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    This is a survey course focusing on the development of American characteristics and institutions. Topics include the forging of a new society from European, African, and Native American cultures; the colonial experience and revolution; the rise of a democratic spirit and way of life; the frontier experience; conflict with Mexico; sectionalism; and Civil War and Reconstruction.

  
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    HIST 1302 - History of the United States since 1877


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    This is a survey course and continuation of HIST 1301 . Topics include the closing of the frontier; industrialization; the challenge to traditional values and institutions in an urban industrial environment; the United States as a world power; World War I; economic depression and the rise of the welfare state; World War II; and post-war America from Korea through Vietnam, from civil rights to the end of the Cold War.

  
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    HIST 2301 - Survey of Texas History


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week. This class may substitute for either HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 for NTCC graduation requirements.
    This course presents a history of the unique development of Texas and Texans from pre-Columbian times to the present. Topics include Native American cultures, European exploration, status as a Mexican province, independence and the Texas Republic, early statehood and the frontier experience, Civil War and Reconstruction, the cattle kingdom, the petroleum industry, the rise of an urban-industrial lifestyle, civil rights, immigration patterns, as well as traditional and changing ideologies.

  
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    HIST 2321 - World Civilizations I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week
    A survey of the social, political, economical, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of the world from the emergence of human cultures through the 15th century. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include the emergence of early societies, the rise of civilizations, the development of political and legal systems, religion and philosophy, economic systems and trans-regional networks of exchange. The course emphasizes the development, interaction and impact of global exchange.

  
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    HIST 2322 - World Civilizations II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week
    A survey of the social, political, economical, cultural, religious and intellectual history of the world from the 15th century to the present. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include maritime exploration and transoceanic empires, nation/state formation and industrialization, imperialism, global conflicts and resolutions, and global economic integration. The course emphasizes the development, interaction and impact of global exchange.

  
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    HIST 2389 - Academic Cooperative


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in history. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human social behavior and/or social institutions.


Humanities

  
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    HUMA 1301 - Appreciation of the Humanities: Pre-Classical through Renaissance


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    A survey of Western European-American culture from pre-Classical through Renaissance, focusing on representative works of art, literature, music, and philosophy. Exploration of the relationship between individual values and those of various societies, past and present, in their historical context. Participation in selected cultural events in art, music, and theatre. HUMA 1301 and HUMA 1302  need not be taken in sequence, either course meets the Humanities three hour degree requirement.

  
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    HUMA 1302 - Appreciation of the Humanities in Modern Times


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    A survey of Western European-American culture from the 17th through the 20th centuries, focusing on representative works of art, literature, music, and philosophy. Exploration of the relationship between individual values and those of various societies, past and present, in their historical context. Participation in selected cultural events in art, music, and theatre. HUMA 1301  and 1302 need not be taken in sequence, either courses meets the Humanities three-hour degree requirement.


Industrial Technology

  
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    CBFM 2317 - Mechanical Maintenance


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    General principles of mechanical and electrical systems as related to inspection, repair, and preventative maintenance of facility equipment.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    ELPT 1351 - Electrical Machines


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: ELPT 1319 

    This course teaches the operation of electric machines commonly found in industrial, commercial, and residential applications: single-phase AC motors, three-phase AC electric motors and DC electric motors. Students learn industry-relevant skills including how to operate, install, analyze performance, and select electric machines for various applications.

  
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    ELPT 1357 - Industrial Wiring


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: ELPT 1319 

    This course teaches industry-relevant skills related to writing methods used for industrial installations. It includes the installation of electrical power distribution systems from the bus bar to the control panel, including bending, sizing, layout, and selection of 3 types of conduit; bus plug installation, wire and circuit protection sizing, and disconnect.

  
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    ELPT 2319 - Programmable Logic Controllers I


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: ELPT 1319 

    This course teaches fundamental concepts of programmable logic controllers.  It applies principles of operation and numbering systems to electrical controls.

  
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    ELPT 2355 - Programmable Logic Controllers II


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: ELPT 2319 

    This course teaches advanced concepts in programmable logic controllers and their applications and interfacing to industrial controls.  It teaches how to program, operate, and interface programmable controllers in a variety of industrial applications.

  
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    HYDR 1345 - Hydraulics and Pneumatics


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Fundamentals of hydraulics and types of hydraulic pumps, cylinders, valves, motors, and related systems including operations, maintenance, and system analysis.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    HYDR 2330 - Fluid Power System Design


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: HYDR 1345 

    This course teaches industry-relevant skills related hydraulics and pneumatics including operation, installation, performance analysis, and design.

  
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    INMT 1305 - Introduction to Industrial Maintenance


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Basic mechanical skills and repair techniques common to most fields of industrial maintenance.  Topics include precision measuring instruments and general safety rules common in industry, including lock-out/tag-out.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    INMT 1345 - Computer Numerical Controls


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    A study of numerical controlled machine operations in a CAM/CIM environment.  Emphasis on standard and computer numerical controlled (CNC) procedures for planning, preparing, and operating a computer-assisted machine.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    INMT 1391 - Workplace Skills


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    This course will describe the basic components of safety and health requirements in an industrial environment setting according to OSHA  regulations. It will also provide basic communication skills and mathematical skills necessary to successfully work as a member of a manufacturing technology team.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    INMT 2301 - Machinery Installation


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: INMT 1305 

    This course teaches the use of heavy-duty mechanical transmission components and systems with an emphasis on the various methods of shaft alignment including laser alignment. Students will learn industry-related skills including how to operate, install, analyze performance, maintain, troubleshoot, and design heavy-duty mechanical transmission systems.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.
  
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    INMT 2388 - Internship - Manufacturing Technology/Technician


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Nine hours of work experience each week.
    Prerequisite: INMT 2301 

    This course is a work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts.  As outlined in the learning plan, the student applies the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws and interactions associated with the occupation and the business/industry.

  
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    INTC 1357 - AC/DC Motor Control


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
    Prerequisite: ELPT 1341 

    This course teaches industry-relevant skills related to motor controls including motor braking systems, starting electric motors under reduced voltage, variable frequency AC solid-state control of 3-phase electric motors, non-touch electronic sensing in relay and programmable controller applications, electrical event counting, and the use of Silicon Controlled Rectifier based circuits.

    Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

Integrated Reading and Writing

  
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    INRW 0311 - Integrated Reading and Writing


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week.
    This is an individualized lecture/lab-based course designed to develop students’ critical reading and academic writing skills. The focus of the course will be on applying critical reding skills for organizing, analyzing, and retaining material and developing written work appropriate to the audience, purpose, situation, and length of the assignment. The course ingetrates fundamental reading skills with foundational skills in writing a variety of academic essays. This course fulfills TSI requirements for reading and writing.


Mathematics

  
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    MATH 0301 - Pre-Algebra


    No college credit.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    This course is designed to develop or review mathematical skills necessary for success in subsequent math courses. Topics covered include operations and applications on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, plane geometry and ratio and proportion.

  
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    MATH 0303 - Beginning Algebra


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

    This course is designed for those students who have had no previous algebra in high school or for those in need of a review of basic algebra. Content includes linear equations in one or two variables, graphing linear equations, factoring, rational expressions and equations, laws of exponents, literal equations, and practical word problem applications. CAI and tutorial support will be available.

  
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    MATH 0305 - Intermediate Algebra


    No college credit.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: MATH 0303  or its equivalent

    This course develops the properties and operations of the real number system, operations with polynomials and exponents, special products and factor patterns, rational and radical expressions, solutions of linear, rational, radical, and quadratic equations, systems of equations and inequalities, coordinate systems, functions, and graphing.

  
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    MATH 1314 - College Algebra


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

    This course covers the development of the complex number system, solutions of quadratic equations and systems involving quadratics, relations, functions, inverses, ratio, proportion, and variation, theory of equations, progressions, matrices, exponential and logarithmic functions, permutations, combinations, and probability as time permits. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

  
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    MATH 1316 - College Trigonometry


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class lecture week
    Prerequisite: MATH 1314  or its equivalent or an appropriate placement score

    This is a complete course in the study of trigonometric functions of a right triangle, circular functions, applications, graphs, solutions of triangles, identities, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, laws of sines and cosines, and trigonometric form for complex number. (Fall)

  
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    MATH 1324 - Finite Mathematics


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: MATH 0305  or its equivalent, or an appropriate placement score

    This is a course in finite mathematics for business majors with emphasis on applications to modern business practices. Topics include sets, linear equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, linear programming, matrices, simplex method, counting principles, and introductory probability. Class projects may be assigned. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

  
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    MATH 1325 - Business Calculus


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week
    Prerequisite: MATH 1314 , or its equivalent, MATH 1324 

    This course is designed to extend the mathematical experience of the business major. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, methods of finding derivatives, applications of derivatives, anti-derivatives, the integral, methods of integration, and applications of integration as time permits. Applications to modern business practices are emphasized. Class projects may be assigned. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

  
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    MATH 1342 - Introductory Statistics


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week
    Prerequisite: MATH 0305  or its equivalent, or an appropriate placement score

    This course is designed as a first course in statistics for any student desiring the knowledge of the fundamental procedures for descriptive and inferential statistics.  Topics include frequency distributions, probability, random sampling, central tendency, dispersion, normal distribution binomial distribution, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypthesis testing, Chi square, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and linear regression analysis. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

  
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    MATH 1350 - Fundamentals of Mathematics I


    3 credit hours.
    Prerequisite: MATH 1314  or its equivalent

    Concepts of sets, functions, numeration systems, number theory, and properties of the natural numbers, integers, rational, and real number systems with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

  
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    MATH 1351 - Fundamentals of Mathematics II


    3 credit hours.
    Prerequisite: MATH 1350 , MATH 1314  or its equivalent

    Concepts of geometry, probability, and statistics, as well as applications of the algebraic properties of real numbers to concepts of measurement with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. This course is designed specifically for students who seek middle grade (4 through 8) teacher certification. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

  
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    MATH 2312 - Pre-Calculus


    3 credit hours.
    Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of class each week.
    Prerequisite: MATH 1316  or its equivalent

    This is a standard first course in functional analysis with algebra, geometry and geometric interpretations. Topics include the straight line, conics, translations, rotations, parametric equations, vectors, polar coordinates, and some curve sketching. (Spring)

 

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