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PHI-101 Introduction to Philosophy

Credits: 3
This course includes a topical survey of the three main branches of philosophy - epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics - and the contemporary questions related to these fields. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


PHI-105 Introduction to Logic

Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to the structure of argument, including symbolization, proofs, formal fallacies, deductions, and inductions. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


PHI-106 Logic II Inductive Reasoning

Credits: 3
This elementary logic course is an introduction to inductive reasoning. Patterns of inductive reasoning including analogical reasoning, inductive generalizations, scientific reasoning, and casual reasoning will be examined. Probability theory, decision analysis, and the criteria for the acceptability of inductive arguments will be covered also. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


PHI-110 Ethics

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the moral principles of conduct emphasizing ethical problems and modes of ethical reasoning. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


PHI-115 Contemporary Moral Issues

Credits: 3
This course examines moral issues in contemporary society, including basic principles and applications of ethics. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


PHM-101 Introduction to Pharmacy

Credits: 3
This course provides a study of the and introduction to pharmacy and the role of the pharmacy in providing patient care services. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-160, AHS-102, and MAT-101


PHM-102 Computer Applications for Pharmacy

Credits: 2
This course provides a study of computer applications for pharmacy practice, including out-patient and in-patient medication dispensing, procurement record keeping, third-party billing and drug distribution systems. 0.0-6.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-160 MAT-101 AHS-102;


PHM-110 Pharmacy Practice

Credits: 4
This course provides a study of theory and practice in procuring, manipulating and preparing drugs for dispensing. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-160, MAT-101, and AHS-102

Corequisite(s)........... PHM-101


PHM-112 Pharmacy Math

Credits: 2
This course provides a study of mathematical manipulation and measurement systems as allied to pharmacy. 2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-160 MAT-101 AHS-102;


PHM-113 Pharmacy Technician Math

Credits: 3
This course includes a review of basic mathematics focusing on its application to common pharmaceutical calculations. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-160, MAT-101, AHS-102 or acceptable placement scores

Corequisite(s)........... PHM-101


PHM-114 Therapeutic Agents I

Credits: 3
This course provides an introductory study of therapeutic drug categories. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-160, MAT-101, and AHS-102

Corequisite(s)........... PHM-113


PHM-118 Community Pharmacy Seminar

Credits: 1
This course is a study of the pharmacy issues related to the community pharmacy practice. 1.0-0.0-1.0

Prerequisite(s)........... PHM-101


PHM-124 Therapeutic Agents II

Credits: 3
This course includes a study of therapeutic drug categories. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-160, MAT-101, and AHS-102

Corequisite(s)........... PHM-110


PHM-152 Pharmacy Technician Practicum I

Credits: 2
This course provides a practical introduction to the pharmacy environment. 0.0-6.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... PHM-114


PHM-164 Pharmacy Technician Practicum II

Credits: 4
This course provides practical application of pharmacy skills in pharmacy environments. 0.0-12.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... PHM-124


PHM-201 Pharmacy Management

Credits: 2
This course will provide a study of managing personnel, materials and work flow in a pharmacy.
2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-160, MAT-101, and AHS-102 or acceptable placement scores


PHM-250 Special Topics in Pharmacy

Credits: 3
This course provides opportunities for specialized studies of unique topics in pharmacy, such as pediatric pharmacology, advanced chemotherapy and IV preparation, and advanced medication order entry and interpretation. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


PHS-101 Physical Science I

Credits: 4
This is the first of a sequence of courses in physical science and includes an introduction to science with emphasis on science terminology and investigations of the physical world. Topics are selected from astronomy, chemistry, geology, and physics. 3.0-3.0-4.0

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


PHS-102 Physical Science II

Credits: 4
This is a continuation of the introduction to science with emphasis on science terminology and investigations of the physical world. Topics are selected from astronomy, chemistry, geology, and physics. 3.0-3.0-4.0

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


PHS-111 Conceptual Physics I

Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to the mechanical concepts of distance, time, mass, force, energy, and power. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


PHY-181 Integrated Physics I

Credits: 3
This problem-based course covers electrical theory and concepts that support engineering technology principles. The course includes concepts such as thermal, fluids, and optics. Mathematics, communications, and technology are integrated throughout the course. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-102


PHY-182 Integrated Physics II

Credits: 3
This problem-based course covers mechanical theory and concepts that support engineering technology principles. The course includes concepts such as thermal, fluids, and optics. Mathematics, communications, and technology are integrated throughout the course. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-102


PHY-201 Physics I

Credits: 4
This is the first in a sequence of physics courses. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, sound, heat, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. Laboratory exercises are used to emphasize these topics. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-110 and MAT-111


PHY-202 Physics II

Credits: 4
This course covers physics topics, including mechanics, wave motion, sound, heat, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. Laboratory exercises are used to emphasize these topics. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-110, MAT-111 and PHY-201


PHY-221 University Physics I

Credits: 4
This is the first of a sequence of courses. The course includes a calculus based treatment of the following topics: vectors, laws of motion, rotation, vibratory and wave motion. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-140


PHY-222 University Physics II

Credits: 4
This course is a continuation of calculus based treatment of the following topics: thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, electricity and magnetism, including electrostatics, dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, and induction phenomena. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... PHY-221 and MAT-140


PNR-110 Fundamentals of Nursing

Credits: 5
This course provides an introduction to basic principles and beginning skills necessary to the nursing process. Concepts are intergraded relating to the physiological and psychosocial needs of the individual. Legal and ethical roles of the Practical Nurse are emphasized. 3.0-6.0-5.0

Prerequisite(s)........... BIO-210, BIO-211, ENG-101, MAT-110 and PSY-201

Corequisite(s)........... PNR-122, PNR-181 and PNR-182


PNR-122 Pharmacology

Credits: 3
This is an introductory course to the concepts of pharmacology and medication administration. Emphasis is on calculation of dosages, administration of medications, and correct use of abbreviations. Effects of specific drugs are presented. Nursing implications are stressed for utilization within the framework of the nursing process. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... BIO-210, BIO-211, ENG-101, MAT-110 and PSY-201

Corequisite(s)........... PNR-110 and PNR-181, PNR-182


PNR-128 Medical/Surgical Nursing I

Credits: 7
This course is a beginning study utilizing the nursing process. Concepts include the physiological, psychosocial, and health and safety needs of the adult. Pharmacology and nutrition are integrated. Clinical experiences address selected commonly occurring health problems having predictable outcomes. 5.0-6.0-7.0

Prerequisite(s)........... PNR-110, PNR-181, PNR-182 and PNR-122


PNR-138 Medical/Surgical Nursing II

Credits: 7
This course is a continuation of the study of the nursing process. Concepts include the physiological, psychosocial, and health and safety needs of the adult. Pharmacology and nutrition are integrated. Clinical experiences address selected commonly occurring health problems having predictable outcomes. 5.0-6.0-7.0

Prerequisite(s)........... PNR-128

Corequisite(s)........... PNR-154


PNR-154 Maternal Infant & Child Nursing

Credits: 5
This course is a study utilizing the nursing process, integrating pediatrics to meet the needs of the childbearing family. Clinical experiences address the care of the mother, newborn, and the care of the child with commonly occurring illnesses. 4.0-3.0-5.0

Prerequisite(s)........... PNR-128

Corequisite(s)........... PNR-138


PNR-181 Special Topics in Practical Nursing

Credits: 1
This course covers special topics in practical nursing. 1.0-0.0-1.0

Prerequisite(s)........... BIO-210, BIO-211, ENG-101 and MAT-110, PSY-201,

Corequisite(s)........... PNR-110, PNR-122 and PNR-182


PNR-182 Special Topics in Practical Nursing

Credits: 2
This course covers special topics in practical nursing.2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... BIO-210, BIO-211 ENG-101 and MAT-110, PSY-201.

Corequisite(s)........... PNR-110, PNR-122 and PNR-181


PSC-201 American Government

Credits: 3
This course is a study of national governmental institutions with emphasis on the constitution, the functions of the executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil liberties and the role of the electorate. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


PSC-215 State and Local Government

Credits: 3
This course is a study of state, county, and municipal government systems, including inter- relationships among these systems and within the federal government. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


PSY-105 Personal/Interpersonal Psychology

Credits: 3
This course emphasizes the principles of psychology in the study of self awareness and interpersonal adjustment and behavior in contemporary society. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


PSY-201 General Psychology

Credits: 3
This course includes the following topics and concepts in the science of behavior: scientific method, biological bases for behavior, perception, motivation, learning, memory, development, personality, abnormal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and social psychology. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


PSY-203 Human Growth and Development

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the physical, cognitive, and social factors affecting human growth, development, and potential. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... PSY-201 or PSY-105


PSY-206 Health Psychology

Credits: 3
This course is a science-based study of the psychological and behavioral influences on health. Topics may include the mind-body connection, the professional and academic field, systems of the body, prevention, stress coping, health care, and managing illness. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... PSY-201


PSY-208 Human Sexuality

Credits: 3
This course is a study of biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives of human sexuality. Historical, cross-cultural, and ethical issues are considered in the course. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... PSY-201


PSY-212 Abnormal Psychology

Credits: 3
This course is the study of the nature and development of behavioral disorders, including the investigation of contemporary treatment procedures. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... PSY-201


PSY-218 Behavior Modification

Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to the terminology, methods, and procedures used in behavior modification, including the application of these procedures and techniques in specific areas of human services. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... PSY-201


QAT-202 Metrology & Calibration

Credits: 3
This course covers the measuring instruments used in a typical industrial metrology laboratory. Techniques of making measurements, accuracy and precision, and calibration control systems are stressed. 2.0-3.0-3.0

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



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