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CHM-105 General Organic and Biochemistry

Credits: 4
This course is a study of fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, common substances and reactions, introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry. 3.0-3.0-4.0

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


CHM-110 College Chemistry I

Credits: 4
This is the first course in a sequence which includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions and equilibria. 3.0-3.0-4.0

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


CHM-111 College Chemistry II

Credits: 4
This is a continuation of the study of atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions, and state of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria. Other topics included are kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CHM-110


CHM-115 Applied Chemistry for the Nuclear Industry I

Credits: 4
This is a survey course in applied chemistry related to the nuclear industry. Topics include nomenclature, structure, and reaction of basic nuclear chemistry. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-102 with a grade "C" or higher, or acceptable placement score


CHM-116 Applied Chemistry for the Nuclear Industry II

Credits: 4
This is a survey course in the fundamentals of chemical technology with an emphasis on chemical industrial safety specifically within the nuclear industry. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CHM-115


CHM-211 Organic Chemistry I

Credits: 4
This is the first in a sequence of courses that includes nomenclature, structure and properties, and reaction mechanisms of basic organic chemistry. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CHM-111


CHT-224 Current Topics in Industrial Chemistry

Credits: 4
This course covers topics of current interest to industrial chemists. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-102 with a grade of "C" or higher, or acceptable placement score


CIM-131 Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Credits: 3
This course is a comprehensive review of the total manufacturing operation. This is the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) specialty course Computer Integrated Manufacturing. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... EET-140 or EGR-130 or EGT-152 and MAT-102 or MAT-155


COL-103 College Skills

Credits: 3
This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success. It is designed to help students gain confidence in their ability to learn and succeed in college. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


CPT-101 Introduction to Computers

Credits: 3
This course covers basic computer history, theory and applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, data bases, and the operating system. Applications covered include MS Word, MS Access, MS Excel, email and the Windows operating system. 3-0-3

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


CPT-162 Introduction to Web Page Publishing

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the fundamentals of web page design and implementation. This course teaches the foundation concepts of the HTML language. The use of styles for formatting web page appearance, both within the HTML page and in Cascading Style Sheets, are covered in depth. 2.0-3.0-3.0

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


CPT-208 Special Topics in Computer Technology

Credits: 3
This course focuses on changes in computer technology.

Prerequisite(s)........... CPT-162 and CPT-212


CPT-209 Computer Systems Management

Credits: 3
This course examines the methods and procedures used in maintaining microcomputer systems. Topics include hardware and software installation, configuration, operations, and troubleshooting. This course is applicable to the Associate in Applied Science: Major in Computer Technology and the Associate in Applied Science: Major in Telecommunications Systems Management degree: it is equivalent to A+ Certification. 2.0-3.0-3.0

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


CPT-212 Visual Basic Programming

Credits: 3
This course focuses on Windows programming using Visual Basic to create graphical user interfaces. The course examines forms, controls, graphical controls, loops, control arrays, database and traditional file processing and application class scheduling. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CPT-232


CPT-232 C++ Programming I

Credits: 3
This introductory course in C++ Programming I emphasizes the designing, coding, testing, and debugging of C++ programs involving input/output operations, data types, storage classes, decision structures, looping, functions, arrays, simple pointers, and strings. The focus of instruction is the use of C++ for advanced game programming. 2.0-3.0-3.0

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


CPT-233 C++ Programming II

Credits: 3
This course introduces object-oriented design techniques using C++. Topics include classes, friends, overloading operators, inheritance, and virtual functions. The focus of instruction is the use of C++ for advanced game programming. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CPT-232


CPT-238 Internet Scripting

Credits: 3
This course is a study of Internet programming including the syntax of scripting languages and Internet programming concepts and examines topics related to client-side scripting language programming as well as introducing topics related to server-side scripting. This course focuses on JavaScript, including the jQuery library. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CPT-232, CPT-162, and CPT-212 or CPT-239


CPT-239 Active Server Pages

Credits: 3
This course is a study of Active Server Pages (ASP) programming to build, implement, and execute ASP scripts. Examines topics related to the syntax of server-side ASP scripting as well as the use of ASP with databases.ASP is covered. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CPT-162 and CPT-212


CPT-240 Internet Programming With Databases

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the implementation of dynamic web pages focusing on the development of web sites that interact with databases utilizing current server-side technologies along with the databases to deliver dynamic content to the client browser. This course continues the study of web programming using PHP and MySQL. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CPT-239 and CPT-242


CPT-242 Database

Credits: 3
This course introduces data base models and the fundamentals of data base design. Topics include data base structure, database processing, and application programs which access a data base. SQL is covered in detail using MySQL as the database management system. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CPT-232 or CPT-168


CPT-257 Operating Systems

Credits: 3
This course examines the theory of operating systems and how the operation system theory is implemented in current operating systems. 2.0-3.0-3.0

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


CPT-265 Advanced Systems and Procedures

Credits: 3
This course uses a complete case study to show the design, development, and implementation business system. The case study will be developed using a team approach to problem solving and systems development. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CPT-212, CPT-233, CPT-239, and CPT-242


CPT-269 3D Digital Animation

Credits: 3
This course is a study of 3D computer graphics and animation. Topics include philosophy of 3D space, 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, materials, particles, dynamics, animation, cameras, and rendering. Software used is Maya. 2.0-3.0-3.0

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


CPT-288 Computer Game Development I

Credits: 3
This course introduces computer game design and development using Windows API model. Topics include creating 3D models using matrices, transformation, rotation, texture mapping, 3D lighting, meshes, sprites, particles, special effects, and the application of game math and physics techniques. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CPT-233


CPT-295 Desktop Publishing Applications

Credits: 3
This course is a study of application software used to design, edit and produce a variety of documents for marketing purposes. Software used is Adobe InDesign. 2.0-3.0-3.0

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


CRJ-101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

Credits: 3
This course includes an overview of the functions and responsibilities of agencies involved in the administration of justice to include police organizations, court systems, correctional systems, and juvenile justice agencies. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


CRJ-110 Police Patrol

Credits: 3
This course provides an understanding of the duties, extent of authority, and responsibilities of the uniformed patrolman. Special emphasis is placed on patrol function-line activities, including traffic control and investigation, community relations, vice control, tactical units, civil disturbances, and preventive control. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


CRJ-115 Criminal Law I

Credits: 3
This course covers the development of criminal law in America. The basic elements of specific criminal offenses, criminal defenses, and various legal principles upon which criminal law is established are reviewed. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


CRJ-120 Constitutional Law

Credits: 3
This course covers the analysis of the historical development of the U.S. Constitution and the relationship of rights contained therein to the State and the individual. The application of the Bill of Rights to federal and state systems is examined. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


CRJ-125 Criminology

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the various theories of criminal causation and control, the identification of criminal typologies, and the reaction of society to crime and criminals. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


CRJ-130 Police Administration

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the organization, administration, and management of law enforcement agencies.3.0-0.0-3.0

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


CRJ-140 Criminal Justice Report Writing

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the proper preparation and retention of criminal justice records and reports, including observational skills, formatting and the value of accurate, complete and selective written articulation of information and observations. 2.0-3.0-3.0

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


CRJ-202 Criminalistics

Credits: 3
This course covers and introduction to investigative techniques which stress the examination of questioned documents, fingerprint techniques, polygraph examinations, firearms identifications, pathology, toxicology, ballistics and clandestine operations. 2.0-3.0-3.0

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


CRJ-217 Crime Scene Investigations

Credits: 3
This course introduces students to securing, documenting and processing a large geographical crime scene. Topics include implementation of an effective incident command system, obtaining necessary resources and overcoming unexpected obstacles associated with investigating a large geographical event. In addition, police tactical operations and approaching and resolving dangerous situations will be studied. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CRJ-120


CRJ-218 Crisis Intervention

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the situational procedures and techniques necessary in defusing situations identified as crises. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CRJ-101


CRJ-224 Police Community Relations

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the importance of two-way communication between the criminal justice system and the community to foster a working relationship to control crime. A variety of topics are studied, including citizen involvement in crime prevention and police officer interpersonal relations. Furthermore, different ethical systems that police officers may encounter and how behaviors are judged will be discussed. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CRJ-115 or CRJ-120


CRJ-230 Criminal Investigation I

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the fundamentals of interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects. Different methods of conducting crime scene searches and methods used in investigating various crimes are studied in this course. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CRJ-202


CRJ-235 Practical Crime Scene Investigations

Credits: 3
This course is a study of practical, hand-on instruction in methodology and policies for the identification, interpretation, collection, packaging, preservation and chain of custody of crime scenes and evidence taken form the crime scenes. In addition, the science of fingerprints and the fingerprinting process at the jail will be studied. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CRJ-230


CRJ-236 Criminal Evidence

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the established rules of evidence from arrest to release in the administration of criminal justice. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


CRJ-237 Defensive Tactics of Law Enforcement

Credits: 3
This course is the study of the methodologies and tactics for solving critical incidents that law enforcement must face, such as the arrest process, handcuffing, and felony car stops. In addition, levels of force will be studied. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CRJ-120


CRJ-239 Terrorism & Homeland Security

Credits: 3
This course provides an overview of the problem of terrorism and homeland security efforts by drawing on several disciplines. An emphasis is placed on problems and countermeasures within an "all-hazards" approach to protecting people and assets. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CRJ-115 or CRJ-120


CRJ-242 Correctional Systems

Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to aspects of correctional function in criminal justice, including organization, process, procedure, and clients incarcerated and on conditional release. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CRJ-115 or CRJ-120


CRJ-246 Special Problems in Criminal Justice Special Problems in Criminal J

Credits: 3
In this course issues are examined within the criminal justice community/profession which are of special concern to students and practitioners because of such elements as timeless, local concern, legalistics, and or other dynamic factors of such issues. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CRJ-115 or CRJ-120, CRJ-218 and CRJ-230


CRJ-247 Law Enforcement and Latino Community

Credits: 3
This course is designed to assist criminal justice personnel in Spanish language and culture to facilitate their interaction with the Hispanic population. 2.0-3.0-3.0

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


CRJ-250 Criminal Justice Internship I

Credits: 3
This course includes practical experience in a criminal justice or private security setting. 0.0-9.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CJR-115 or CRJ-120 and current certification in CPR and Basic First Aid (eight hour course). This course requires a clear background check, and approval of the Department Chair.


CRJ-251 Criminal Justice Internship II

Credits: 3
This course includes additional practical experience in a criminal justice or private security setting. 0.0-9.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CRJ-246 or CRJ-250


CRJ-260 Seminar in Criminal Justice

Credits: 3
This course includes a study of new trends in criminal justice. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


CRJ-275 Criminal Investigation, P.S. & Traffic

Credits: 3
This course covers the comprehensive duties of patrol officers and the ability to use a variety of police tools. Areas of study include public service and presentation, radio and electronic communications, constitutional law, report writing, traffic and criminal investigations and enforcement. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CRJ-202, CRJ-230, CRJ-235 and approval of Department Chair.


CWE-101 Cooperative Work Experience Prep

Credits: 1
CWE opportunities are available in a variety of college programs. The student should have completed approximately half of his/her course work, have a good academic average, and be accepted by the applicable business or industry. See your academic advisor for details.

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


CWE-112 Cooperative Work Experience I

Credits: 2
This course includes cooperative work experience in an approved setting.

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


CWE-113 Cooperative Work Experience I

Credits: 3
This course includes cooperative work experience in an approved setting.

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


CWE-114 Cooperative Work Experience I

Credits: 4
This course includes cooperative work experience in an approved setting.

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


CWE-122 Cooperative Work Experience II

Credits: 2
This course includes cooperative work experience in an approved setting.

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


CWE-123 Cooperative Work Experience II

Credits: 3
This course includes cooperative work experience in an approved setting.

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


CWE-124 Cooperative Work Experience II

Credits: 4
This course includes cooperative work experience in an approved setting.

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


CWE-132 Cooperative Work Experience III

Credits: 2
This course includes cooperative work experience in an approved setting.

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


CWE-133 Cooperative Work Experience III

Credits: 3
This course includes cooperative work experience in an approved setting.

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


CWE-134 Cooperative Work Experience III

Credits: 4
This course includes cooperative work experience in an approved setting.

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



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