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ACC-100 Basic Accounting

Credits: 3
This course introduces basic accounting principles, including the accounting cycle, bookkeeping, the debit-credit procedure, journals, ledgers and trial balances. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-032 and RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


ACC-101 Accounting Principles I

Credits: 3
This course introduces basic accounting procedures for analyzing, recording, and summarizing financial transactions, adjusting and closing the financial records at the end of the accounting cycle, and preparing financial statements. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ACC-100 or MAT-101 and RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores

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ACC-102 Accounting Principles II

Credits: 3
This course emphasizes managerial accounting theory and practice in basic accounting and procedures for cost accounting, budgeting, cost-volume analysis, and financial statement analysis. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ACC-101


ACC-120 Federal Income Tax

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the income tax structure from the standpoint of the individual, partnership, and corporation. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CPT-101 and ACC-101


ACC-150 Payroll Accounting

Credits: 3
This course introduces the major tasks of payroll accounting, employment practices, federal, state and local governmental laws and regulations, internal controls, and various forms and records. Computer simulation included. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ACC-101, CPT-101


ACC-201 Intermediate Accounting I

Credits: 3
This course explores the fundamental processes of accounting theory, including the preparation of financial statements. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ACC-102

Corequisite(s)........... ACC-102


ACC-202 Intermediate Accounting II

Credits: 3
This course covers the application of accounting principles and concepts in account evaluation and income determination, including special problems peculiar to corporations and the analysis of financial reports. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ACC-201


ACC-230 Cost Accounting I

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the accounting principles involved in job order cost systems. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ACC-102


ACC-231 Cost Accounting II

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the accounting principles involving processing and standard cost systems. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ACC-230


ACC-240 Computerized Accounting

Credits: 3
This course is a study of using the computer to design and implement various accounting functions, including financial transactions, records, statements, reports and documents. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ACC-101 and CPT-101


ACC-265 Not-For-Profit Accounting

Credits: 3
This course introduces the special accounting needs of municipalities, counties, states, the federal government and governmental agencies, and other not-for- profit organizations. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ACC-201 or ACC-230


ACR-101 Fundamentals of Refrigeration

Credits: 5
This course covers the refrigeration cycle, refrigerants, pressure/temperature relationship, and system components. 3.0-6.0-5.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-032 and RWR-032; or acceptable placement scores.


ACR-102 Tools and Service Techniques

Credits: 3
This course is a basic study of the uses of tools and service equipment used in the installation and repair of HVAC equipment. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ACR-101


ACR-107 Wiring Diagrams

Credits: 2
This course covers the basic requirements for interpretation of wiring diagrams used in air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. 2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-032, RWR-032, ACR-110, and ACR-120 or acceptable placement scores.

Corequisite(s)........... ACR-210


ACR-110 Heating Fundamentals

Credits: 4
This course covers the basic concepts of oil, gas, and electric heat, their components and operations. 2.0-6.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


ACR-120 Basic Air Conditioning

Credits: 4
This course is a study of various types of air conditioning equipment including electrical components, schematics. 2.0-6.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ACR-101


ACR-131 Commercial Refrigeration

Credits: 4
This course is a study of maintenance and repair of commercial refrigeration systems. 2.0-6.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ACR-101


ACR-140 Automatic Controls

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the adjustment, repair, and maintenance of a variety of pressure and temperature-sensitive automatic controls. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


ACR-210 Heats Pumps

Credits: 4
This course is a study of theory and operational principles of the heat pump. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


ACR-221 Residential Load Calculations

Credits: 2
This course is a study of heat losses/gains in residential structures. 2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-101, ACR-101, and EGT-123


ACR-242 Electronic Controls

Credits: 2
This course covers the basic fundamentals for the adjustment, repair, and maintenance of electronic controls used in air conditioning systems. 1.0-3.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ACR-101, ACR-140, and EEM-145


AHS-102 Medical Terminology

Credits: 3
This course covers medical terms including roots, prefixes, and suffixes with emphasis on spelling, definition, and pronunciation. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


AHS-105 Medical Law and Ethics

Credits: 2
This course provides a study of ethical conduct amd legal responsibility related to health care.

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-117 AHS-163 AHS-143;


AHS-113 Head and Neck Anatomy and Physiology

Credits: 1
This course provides a detailed study of the structure of the head and neck with emphasis on structure as it pertains to the study of dental science. 0.0-3.0-1.0

Prerequisite(s)........... BIO-112 or BIO 210 and BIO-211 and admissions to the EDA program.


AHS-117 The Care of Patients

Credits: 4
This course includes major study of concepts required in nurse assisting. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


AHS-118 Medical Coding and Insurance

Credits: 5
This course includes a study of coding procedures and their relationship to insurance. 5.0-0.0-5.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


AHS-120 Responding to Emergencies

Credits: 2
This course is a study of emergency care procedures utilizing first aid and CPR. 2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


AHS-126 Health Calculations

Credits: 1
This course is a study of the mathematical concepts needed in health science studies. 0.0-3.0-1.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-032


AHS-131 Computers in Healthcare

Credits: 3
This course is the study of hardware used in various healthcare settings including information systems, computerized medical interfaces, telemedicine, networking, as well as other basic computer applications. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-117 AHS-163 AHS-143;


AHS-143 Phlebotomy Skills

Credits: 6
This course is a study of phlebotomy equipment, procedures, techniques, and practical experience. 4.0-6.0-6.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-117 and AHS-163


AHS-144 Phlebotomy Practicum

Credits: 5
This course provides a detailed study and practice of phlebotomy procedures utilized in hospital settings, clinical facilities, and physician's offices. 1.0-12.0-5.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


AHS-155 Special Topics in Health Care

Credits: 3
This course emphasizes specialized job-related education in health care. 1.0-6.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


AHS-163 Long Term Care

Credits: 5
This course emphasizes the basic skills needed to care for residents in the long-term care setting. Students will apply practical use of these skills through clinical experiences in a long-term care facility. 3.0-6.0-5.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-117


AHS-171 Introduction to Medical Coding

Credits: 4
This course is an introduction to the concepts of health care billing and reimbursement using guidelines of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) nomenclature and ICD9 (International Classification of Disease).

Prerequisite(s)........... None


AHS-172 Med Coding and Classification Systems

Credits: 5
This course is an advanced study and application of CPT and ICD9 principles as related to the procedures used by private and governmental health insurance programs. Ethical concerns related to reimbursement principles will be emphasized. 5.0- 0.0-5.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


AHS-174 Medical Coding Practicum

Credits: 3
This course is a practicum with the focus on application of coding skills and interface with billing methodologies. 0.0-9.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-172


AHS-176 Patient Care Clerical Principles

Credits: 4
This course provides a study of the practical applications related to receptionist and patient care clerical duties such as data entry, transferring physician orders, and coordinating unit communications in a variety of health care settings. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-117 AHS-163 AHS-143;


AHS-177 Cardiac Monitoring Application

Credits: 4
This course is a study of cardiac monitoring techniques including basic cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, electrophysiology, rhythms and dysrhythmia recognition and equipment maintenance. 2.0-6.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


AHS-179 Cardiac Monitoring Practicum

Credits: 4
This course provides a comprehensive cardiac monitoring experience in a clinical setting. This is a practicum experience designed to enhance student performance as a health unit coordinator. Students will also observe monitored patients for any type of cardiac involvement. 2.0-6.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-117 and AHS-163


AHS-222 Introduction to Dialysis Technician

Credits: 2
This course covers the basics of renal failure and renal replacement therapies, including hemodialysis. 2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-105 AHS-131 AHS-176;


AHS-223 Dialysis Technician Practicum

Credits: 4
This course covers the basics of renal failure and renal replacement therapies, including hemodiaylsis. Topics include the role of dialysis technicians in the everyday care of the dialysis patient, phlebotomy, and the operation of dialysis machines. 2.0-6.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-105 AHS-131 AHS-176;


ANT-202 Cultural Anthropology

Credits: 3
This course includes an exploration and comparison of selected contemporary cultures, including their languages. The course also includes an introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of sociocultural anthropology and anthropological linguistics. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


ART-101 Art History and Appreciation

Credits: 3
This is an introductory course to the history and appreciation of art, including the elements and principles of the visual arts. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


ART-105 Film As Art

Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to the appreciation of film and covers the elements and principles of cinema with historical and contemporary examples. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


ART-108 History of Western Art

Credits: 3
This course is a visual and historical survey of western art forms from the Renaissance through modern times. The techniques, forms, and expressive content of painting, sculpture, and architecture will be studied within the context of the cultural environment which produced them. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


ART-111 Basic Drawing I

Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to the materials and basic techniques of drawing. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


ART-112 Basic Drawing II

Credits: 3
This course covers a study of the materials and the basic techniques of drawing building on the techniques covered in Art 111. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ART-111


ART-289 Digital Photography

Credits: 3
This course is an exploration of the opportunities and possibilities of the digital photography revolution. The class will include instruction and assignments in the theory, practice, and use of digital cameras, scanners, and printers. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


ARV-121 Design

Credits: 3
This course covers basic theories, vocabulary, principles, techniques, media and problem solving in basic design. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


ARV-212 Digital Photography

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the principles, terminology, techniques, tools, and materials of basic digital photography. Images produced in this course will address the needs of the visual communication industry. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores



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