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SAC-101 Best Practices in School-Age and Youth

Credits: 3
This course introduces basic best practices of school-age and youth care skills for practitioners in out-of-school environments. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology

Credits: 3
This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles of sociology, including culture, socialization, interaction, social groups and stratification, effects of population growth, and technology in society and social institutions. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


SOC-102 Marriage and the Family

Credits: 3
This course introduces the institutions of marriage and the family from a sociological perspective. Significant forms and structures of family groups are studied in relation to current trends and social change. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


SOC-205 Social Problems

Credits: 3
This course is a survey of current social problems in America, stressing the importance of social change and conflicts as they influence perceptions, definitions, etiology, and possible solutions. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


SOC-210 Juvenile Delinquency

Credits: 3
This course presents the nature, extent, and causes of juvenile delinquency behavior, including strategies used in the prevention, intervention, and control of deviant behavior. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


SOC-220 Sociology of the Family

Credits: 3
This course includes an application of theory and research related to family behaviors, roles, and values with emphasis on understanding family problems. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


SOC-235 Thanatology

Credits: 3
This course is a study of dying, death, bereavement, and widow/widowerhood from a cross-cultural perspective with emphasis on the many legal and ethical issues in this field. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... SOC-101


SPA-101 Elementary Spanish I

Credits: 4
This course is a study of the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including an introduction to the Hispanic cultures. 4.0-0.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-101 with a grade of "C" or higher, or permission of the instructor


SPA-102 Elementary Spanish II

Credits: 4
This course continues development of the basic language skills and the study of the Hispanic cultures. 4.0-0.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... SPA-101 with a grade of "C" or higher


SPA-201 Intermediate Spanish I

Credits: 3
This course is a review of Spanish grammar with attention given to more complex grammatical structures and reading difficult prose. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... SPA-102 with a grade of "C" or higher


SPA-202 Intermediate Spanish II

Credits: 3
This course continues a review of Spanish grammar with attention given to more complex grammatical structures and reading more difficult prose. 3.0-0.0.-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... SPA-201 with a grade of "C" or higher


SPC-205 Public Speaking

Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking with application of speaking skills. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-101 or ENG-160 or ENG-102


SPC-209 Interpersonal Communications

Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to the principles of interpersonal communication with emphasis on interpersonal theory as applied to personal and professional relationships. Students will learn to observe and analyze how these principles operate in daily interaction with others. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-101 or ENG-160


SUR-101 Introduction to Surgical Technology

Credits: 5
This course includes a study of the surgical environment, team concepts, aseptic technique, hospital organization, basic instrumentation and supplies, sterilization, principles of infection control, and wound healing. 3.0-6.0-5.0

Prerequisite(s)........... AHS-102, BIO-225, and BIO-112 or BIO-210 and BIO-211 with a minimum grade of C, and admission to the Surgical Technology Program


SUR-102 Applied Surgical Technology

Credits: 5
This course covers the principles and application of aseptic techniques, the perioperative role, and medical/legal aspects. Students must be accepted into the Surgical Technology program before starting SUR 102. 3.0-6.0-5.0

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


SUR-103 Surgical Procedures I

Credits: 4
This course is a study of a system to system approach to surgical procedures and relates regional anatomy, pathology, specialty equipment, and team responsibility. Patient safety, medical/ legal aspects, and drugs used in surgery are emphasized. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... SUR-101, SUR-102, and SUR-116.


SUR-106 Advanced Surgical Procedures

Credits: 2
This course is a study of advanced surgical procedures. 2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... SUR-101, SUR-102, and SUR-116.


SUR-110 Introduction to Surgical Practicum

Credits: 5
this course is an introduction to the application of surgical technique by assisting in the perioperative roles in various clinical affiliations. 0.0-15.0-5.0

Prerequisite(s)........... SUR-101, SUR-102, and SUR-116.


SUR-113 Advanced Surgical Practicum

Credits: 6
This course includes a supervised progression of surgical team responsibilities and duties of the perioperative role in various clinical affiliations. 0.0-18.0-6.0

Prerequisite(s)........... SUR-110.


SUR-116 Basic Surgical Procedures

Credits: 3
This course is a study of basic surgical procedure. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


SUR-120 Surgical Seminar

Credits: 2
This course includes the comprehensive correlation of theory and practice in the perioperative role. 2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... SUR-110


TEL-106 Civil & Ground for Wireless Telecom

Credits: 3
This course will present and explain the need for, principles and tasks associated with non-elevated work at a WSP(wireless service provider)site. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... Basic Tower and Wireless Installation Certificate or Instructor Approval


TEL-107 Wireless Carrier Cellular Technician

Credits: 4
This course is a study in the duties, responsibilities and tasks necessary to a wireless carrier cellular field technician. 4.0-0.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... Basic Tower and Wireless Installation Certificate or Instructor Approval


TEL-108 Elements of a Telecom Job

Credits: 1
This course is an introduction to the business and organizational practices and strategies to complete a telecom job from the bidding process to the turnkey end result. 1.0-0.0-1.0

Prerequisite(s)........... Basic Tower and Wireless Installation Certificate or Instructor Approval


THE-101 Introduction to Theatre

Credits: 3
This course includes the appreciation and analysis of theatrical literature, history, and production. 3.0-0.0-3.0

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


WLD-108 Gas Metal ARC Welding I

Credits: 4
This course covers equipment setup and the fundamental techniques for welding ferrous and nonferrous metals with GMAW on fillet weld. 2.0-6.0-4.0

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


WLD-111 ARC Welding I

Credits: 4
This course covers the safety, equipment, and skills used in the shielded metal ARC welding process. Fillet welds are made to visual criteria in several positions. 2.0-6.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... WLD-130


WLD-112 Stainless Steel Piping Welding

Credits: 4
This course focuses on the improvement of pipe welding skills and techniques on stainless steel piping according to nuclear weld test standards. 2.0 6.0 4.0

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


WLD-113 ARC Welding II

Credits: 4
This course is a study of arc welding of ferrous and/or nonferrous metals. 2.0-6.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... WLD-111 and WLD-130 or WLD-101 and WLD-102


WLD-115 ARC Welding III

Credits: 4
This course covers the techniques used in preparation for structural plate testing according to appropriate standards. 2.0-6.0-4.0

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


WLD-117 Specialized Arc Welding

Credits: 4
This course covers ARC welding processes for industrial purposes. It will include testing on welding in unusual positions. 2.0-6.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... WLD-108 and WLD-132


WLD-130 Welding Fundamentals

Credits: 3
This course introduces students to the principles of cutting and welding, the identification of welding tools and equipment, and the process for setting up and repairing welding equipment. Safety procedures will be emphasized. 2.0-3.0-3.0

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


WLD-132 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Ferrous

Credits: 4
This course covers set up and adjustment of equipment and fundamental techniques for welding ferrous metals. 2.0-6.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... WLD-130 or WLD-101 and WLD-102


WLD-141 Weld Quality

Credits: 2
This is an introductory course in weld quality assurance. 2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... WLD-113 and EGT-123


WLD-154 Pipefitting and Welding I

Credits: 4
This is a basic course in fitting and welding pipe joints, either ferrous or non-ferrous, using standard processes. 2.0-6.0-4.0

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


WLD-170 Qualification Welding

Credits: 4
This course covers the procedures and practices used in taking welder qualifications tests. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... WLD-113 and EGT-123


WLD-201 Welding Metallurgy

Credits: 2
This course covers the weldability of metals, weld failure, and the affects of heat on chemical, physical, and mechanical properties. 2.0-0.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... WLD-113 and EGT-117


WLD-206 Orbital Welding

Credits: 2
This course is the study of safety, basic theory, and practice for ferrous and nonferrous metals for orbital welding. 1.0-3.0-2.0

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


WLD-207 Orbital Special Lab

Credits: 1
This course addresses safety, basic theory and provides hands on practice for welding ferrous and nonferrous metal with an Orbital Welder. 0.0 1.0 0.0

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


WLD-208 Advanced Pipe Welding

Credits: 3
This course is a study of advanced pipe welding. It also covers the processes to fit and weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals. 1.0-6.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... WLD-111, WLD-113, WLD-132, and WLD-225


WLD-209 Nuclear Repair Welding

Credits: 4
This course employs real work scenarios found within a nuclear facilities piping and infrastructure complex. 2.0 6.0 4.0

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


WLD-215 Exotic Metals Welding

Credits: 4
This course covers techniques to identify and describe exotic metals in use at nuclear facilities for critical fluid flow applications. Students will demonstrate proficient welding skills in tubing and pipe on exotic metals. 2.0-6.0-4.0

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


WLD-225 Arc Welding Pipe 1

Credits: 4
This course covers the techniques used in Shielded Metal Arc Welding of groove welds on pipe. 2.0-6.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... WLD-130, WLD-111, and WLD-113

Corequisite(s)........... WLD-132


WLD-228 Inert Gas Welding Pipe I

Credits: 4
This course covers the techniques used in gas tungesten arc welding of groove welds on ferrous pipe. 2.0-6.0-4.0

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


WLD-231 Gas Metal Arc/Flux Cored Arc Welding Pipe I

Credits: 4
This course covers the techniques used in gas metal arc and/or flux cored arc welding of groove welds on pipe. 2.0-6.0-4.0

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



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