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Durham Technical 
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Catalog and 
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY 

Durham Technical Community College is an 
Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, ADA, 
Section 504 Institution and does not discriminate on 
the basic of race, sex, color, age, religion, national 
origin, or disability. 

PUBLICATION INFORMATION 

This catalog and handbook supersedes all previous 
catalogs. Information about programs, fees, and reg- 
ulations contained in earlier issues is now out of 
date. The provisions of this publication are not to be 
regarded as an irrevocable contract between the stu- 
dent and Durham Technical Community College. 
The college reserves the right to make changes in the 
regulations, courses, fees, and other matters of poli- 
cy and procedures as and when deemed necessary. 
Every effort will be made to minimize the inconve- 
nience such changes might create for students. 

June 1998 

All information contained in this catalog and hand- 
book is current as of the publication date listed 
above. This information, however, is subject to 
change. Should there be a discrepancy between 
required courses shown on a program's plan of study 
and those listed in this publication, the plan of study 
is considered the official document. 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY 

I. Definition of Sexual Harassment 

The federal regulation derived from Title VII of the 
Civil Rights Act states that: "Unwelcome sexual 
advance, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal 
or physical conduct of a sexual nature shall consti- 
tute sexual harassment when: 

A. Submission to such conduct is made either 
explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an 
individual's academic performance or employ- 
ment; or 

B. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an 
individual is used as a basis for academic deci- 
sions or employment decisions affecting such 
individual; or 

C. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unrea- 
sonable interference with an individual's academ- 
ic performance or work performance, or creating 
an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic 
environment." 



The creation of an intimidating, hostile, or offensive 
academic or work environment may include such 
actions as persistent comments about a student's or 
employee's sexual preferences or the display of 
obscene or sexually-oriented photographs or drawings. 

II. Policy Statement 

It is the policy of the college that sexual harassment 
in any form will not be tolerated at the institution. 
All students found in violation of this policy shall be 
subject to disciplinary action up to and including 
suspension or expulsion from the college. All col- 
lege employees found in violation of this policy shall 
be subject to disciplinary action up to and including 
termination in accordance with the procedures set 
forth in the Durham Technical Community College 
Due Process Policy. 

In an effort to prevent sexual harassment from 
occurring at the institution, it is the policy of the col- 
lege to encourage the reporting of any incidents of 
sexual harassment and to provide a just procedure 
for the presentation, consideration, and disposition 
of sexual harassment grievances. 

The college further prohibits internal interference, 
coercion, restraint, or reprisal against any student or 
employee who files a grievance concerning an 
occurrence of alleged sexual harassment. 

III. Reporting Procedures 

Any individual who feels that he or she has been 
subjected to acts of sexual harassment should imme- 
diately report the incident. A student can report 
harassment or an allegation of harassment to the 
dean of Student Services, the affirmative action offi- 
cer, or the appropriate program director/academic 
dean. An employee can report harassment or an alle- 
gation of harassment to the director of Human 
Resources, the affirmative action officer, or his/her 
immediate supervisor. All complaints of sexual 
harassment will be promptly investigated. 

The administrator receiving the complaint will com- 
plete an Incident Report Form. The administrator 
receiving the complaint will also determine whether 
the complainant wishes to initiate a formal sexual 
harassment complaint. If the student or employee 
elects not to file a formal complaint, a Waiver of 
Formal Complaint Form should be completed and 
attached to the Incident Report Form. Both forms 
should be forwarded to the affirmative action officer. 

The affirmative action officer will maintain all 
Waiver of Formal Complaint Forms in a confidential 
file. All formal sexual harassment complaints will 
be investigated by the affirmative action officer 
according to the college's formal complaint proce- 
dures. Additional information regarding these pro- 
cedures is available from the office of the affirmative 
action officer. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Academic Calendar 4 

Message from the President 5 

General Information 6 

College Mission and Purpose 7 

College Goals 8 

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program 8 

Admission, Fees, and Financial 

Aid for Curriculum Programs 9 

General Information 9 

Admission Procedures 9 

Admissions Requirements 10 

Academic Advising and Registration 13 

Tuition, Fees, and Parking Requirements 15 

Financial Aid 18 

Veterans Information 19 

Academic Information 20 

Classification of Programs of Study 20 

Classification of Students 20 

Plan of Study 20 

Transfer Credit 21 

Grading System 22 

Standards of Progress 23 

Academic Recognition 23 

Student-Instructor Responsibilities 23 

Attendance 24 

Tardiness and Early Departure 24 

Academic Honesty 24 

Student Grievance Procedures 26 

Transfer to Senior Colleges and Universities ... 26 

Counseling Services 26 

Student Development 26 

Career Services 26 

Disability Services 27 

Academic and Personal Counseling 27 

International Students 27 

Educational Resources 27 

Student Life 28 

Governance and Safety 29 

Safety and Security 30 

Adult and Basic Skills Education 30 

Adult Education Programs 30 

Human Resource Development 31 

Workplace Literacy 31 

Corporate and Continuing Education Programs. 31 

Small Business Center 32 

General Policies and Procedures 32 



Programs of Study 33 

Accounting 34 

Architectural Technology 35 

Associate Degree Nursing 36 

Automotive Systems Technology 37 

Basic Law Enforcement Training 38 

Business Administration 39 

Business Administration-Operations 

Management Technology 40 

Clinical Trials Research Associate 41 

Criminal Justice Technology 42 

Dental Laboratory Technology 43 

Early Childhood Associate 44 

Electrical/Electronics Technology 45 

Electronics Engineering Technology 47 

Environment, Health, and Safety Technology . . 48 

Fire Protection Technology 49 

General Education 50 

Health Information Technology 51 

Information Systems 52 

Information Systems-Network Administration 

and Support 53 

Information Systems-Programming 54 

Machining Technology 55 

Occupational Therapy Assistant 56 

Office Systems Technology 57 

Office Systems Technology-Medical 58 

Optical Laboratory Mechanics 59 

Opticianry 59 

Paralegal Technology 60 

Pharmacy Technology 61 

Phlebotomy 62 

Practical Nursing 63 

Real Estate 64 

Real Estate Appraisal 64 

Respiratory Care 65 

Surgical Technology 66 

Teacher Associate 67 

University Transfer 68 

Course Descriptions 69 

Trustees and College Personnel 119 

Adjunct Faculty 123 

Index 124 

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TABLE OF 
CONTENTS 



ACADEMIC CALENDAR 



ACADEMIC 
CALENDAR 



SUMMER SEMESTER, 1998 (10 Weeks) 

Thursday, May 21 Classes begin 

Monday, May 25 Memorial Day holiday 

Friday, July 3 Independence Day holiday 

Thursday, July 30 Monday classes meet 

Friday, July 31 Classes end 

FALL SEMESTER, 1998 

Friday, August 21 Weekend College classes begin 

Monday, August 24 Regular classes begin 

Monday, September 7 Labor Day holiday - College closed 

Tuesday, October 20 Faculty work day 

Wednesday, October 21 Faculty work day 

Thursday-Friday, November 26-27 Thanksgiving holiday - College closed 

Saturday, December 12 Weekend College classes end 

Friday, December 18 Regular classes end 

Tuesday-Friday, December 22-January 1 Winter holiday - College closed 

SPRING SEMESTER, 1999 

Monday, January 11 Regular classes begin 

Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday - College closed 

Friday, January 22 Weekend College classes begin 

Tuesday, March 9 Faculty work day 

Wednesday, March 10 Inclement weather make-up day 

Thursday, March 11 Inclement weather make-up day 

Friday, March 12 Inclement weather make-up day 

Friday-Tuesday, April 2-6 Spring holiday - College closed 

Saturday, May 8 Weekend College classes end 

Wednesday, May 12 Regular classes end (Friday classes meet) 

SUMMER SEMESTER, 1999 

Thursday, May 20 Classes begin 

Monday, May 31 Memorial Day holiday 

Monday, July 5 Independence Day holiday 

Tuesday, July 27 Monday classes meet 

Wednesday, July 28 t . Classes end 



MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 



Durham Technical Community College was 
founded as an "open door" institution, one that 
provides area residents with a wide range of opportu- 
nities to pursue educational and career goals. 
Durham Tech continues to open new doors so that 
area residents and businesses can activate the contin- 
uum of lifelong learning and pursue educational 
goals in new, innovative ways. 

We are also literally opening new doors. The col- 
lege's $5.8 million Durham Tech/GlaxoWellcome 
Technology Center opened to students in June 1998 
thanks to North Carolina voters approving a commu- 
nity college bond referendum. The center houses 
teaching laboratories to support health technology 
and computer courses, a distance learning classroom, 
an 85-seat interactive teaching center, and a multime- 
dia resource development center. To serve area resi- 
dents in need of increasing basic skills, the college 
opened a new Basic Skills Center in January 1997. In 
this center, Durham Tech combines classroom 
instruction with technology to help students succeed 
in learning for living and for earning a living. In 
1993, the college's Northern Durham Center on Snowhill Road opened for classes. Since then, this full-ser- 
vice campus has expanded its facilities to give students in northern Durham and Orange counties easier 
access to day and evening classes. 

Besides the doors to these new instructional facilities, Durham Tech is opening figurative doors that may 
prove to be even more important for the future of the college and the people we serve. Durham Tech com- 
pleted a two-year self- study process that led to reaffirmation of the college's accreditation by the 
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December 1996. Durham 
Tech was one of 22 institutions in the southern region chosen to participate in a pilot program testing a new 
model for this self-study process. 

In this strategic self-study model, we focused our energies on developing a comprehensive information and 
communications technology plan for the entire college. We are now in the process of implementing this five- 
year plan — a plan that will put in place the "cutting-edge" equipment and training we need to make sure 
our students are prepared to take their places in the work force of the 21st century. The plan encompasses, 
among other things, distance learning, technology-based instruction and multimedia, academic computing, 
campus networking, access to databases, and library automation. 

I invite you to take advantage of Durham Tech's open doors, whether you are seeking basic education, entry- 
level skills, advanced technical training, university-level courses to transfer to a four-year institution, or sim- 
ply personal enrichment. Your community college truly offers something for everyone. 




MESSAGE FROM 
THE PRESIDENT 



Phail Wynn, Jr., Ed.D., M.B.A. 

President, Durham Technical Community College 



GENERAL INFORMATION 



GENERAL 
INFORMATION 



North Carolina Community College System 

The community college system was created by 
legislation passed by the 1963 General 
Assembly of North Carolina. The legislation provid- 
ed that the system of community colleges and tech- 
nical institutes would be administered by a 
Department of Community Colleges under the State 
Board of Education. In January 1981, supervision of 
the community college system became the responsi- 
bility of the State Board of Community Colleges. 

The community college system in North Carolina 
provides educational experiences for those people 
who are 18 years or older, whether or not they are 
high school graduates. The educational opportunities 
range from instruction in basic literacy skills to col- 
lege-level courses, including general education and 
occupational, technical, and university transfer pro- 
grams. These opportunities, are available to all adults 
who wish to learn and who can profit from instruction 
provided. 




In 1964, Dr. Dallas Herring, former chair of the State 
Board of Education, developed a statement of phi- 
losophy for North Carolina community colleges, 
which is published in the Department of Community 
Colleges Policy Manual. Dr. Herring stated: 

"The only valid philosophy for North Carolina is the 
philosophy of total education: a belief in the incom- 
parable worth of all human beings, whose claims 
upon the state are equal before the law and equal 
before the bar of public opinion, whose talents (how- 
ever great or however limited or however different 
from the traditional) the state needs and must devel- 
op to the fullest possible degree. 

That is why the doors to the institutions in North 
Carolina's system of community colleges must never 
be closed to anyone of suitable age who can learn 
what they teach. 

We must take the people where they are and carry 
them as far as they can go within the assigned func- 
tion of the system. 

If they cannot read, then we will simply teach them 
to read and make them proud of their achievement. 

If they did not finish high school, but have a mind to 
do it, then we will offer them a high school education 
at a time and in a place convenient to them and at a 
price within their reach. 

If their talent is technical or vocational, then we sim- 
ply offer them instruction, whatever the field, how- 
ever complex or however simple, that will provide 
them with the knowledge and the skill they can sell 
in the marketplace of our state, and thereby con- 
tribute to its scientific and industrial growth. 

If their needs are in the great tradition of liberal 
education, then we will simply provide them the 
instruction extending through two years of standard 
college work which will enable them to go on to the 
university or to the senior college, and on into life, 
in numbers unheard of in North Carolina. 

If their needs are for cultural advancement, intellec- 
tual growth, or civic understanding, then we will sim- 
ply make available to them the wisdom of the ages 
and the enlightenment of our times and help them on 
to maturity. " 

Durham Technical Community College 

Durham Technical Community College is a charter 
member of the North Carolina Community 
College System. When the North Carolina General 
Assembly authorized a small appropriation to establish 
a limited number of area schools to be known as indus- 
trial education centers in 1957, Durham already had a 
vigorous program in adult education through the 
Vocational and Adult Education Department of the 
Durham City Schools. A Practical Nursing program 
had been established in 1948; other programs included 
training in mechanical drafting, architectural drafting, 
and electronics technology. In addition, literacy skills 
training was offered for adults. Courses to upgrade the 



GENERAL INFORMATION 



skills of workers were also offered in a variety of 
trades. 

As a result of the General Assembly's appropriation, a 
challenge went out from the State Board of Education 
to the various school administrative units in North 
Carolina to establish separate education facilities 
which would provide for the educational needs of the 
area's adult population. A comprehensive curriculum 
was devised for people needing the education and 
technical skills required to advance satisfactorily in 
their careers. 

Through action by the Durham City Board of 
Education, Durham was among the first of six counties 
in North Carolina to meet the State Board of Education's 
challenge. In a successful referendum in June 1958, 
Durham County residents made $500,000 available to 
purchase a site and erect the initial building. The 
Durham Industrial Education Center officially opened 
its doors on September 5, 1961. The institution contin- 
ued to operate as an Industrial Education Center until 
February 4, 1965, when the State Board of Education 
officially designated that henceforth it be properly iden- 
tified as a technical institute. On March 30, 1965, the 
Board of Trustees authorized changing the name of the 
institution to Durham Technical Institute. On July 15, 
1986, the North Carolina General Assembly approved 
Durham Tech's request to add a university transfer pro- 
gram to its curriculum offerings. During a meeting on 
July 22, 1986, the Board of Trustees authorized the insti- 
tution to change its name to Durham Technical 
Community College. 

Mission and Purpose 

The Board of Trustees of Durham Technical 
Community College adopted the following state- 
ment of mission and purpose in April 1996: 

Within the scope and meaning of the North Carolina 
General Statute 115D, which creates and supports the 
college, and the guidelines established by the North 
Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, Durham 
Technical Community College conceives its purpose to 
be the development of an individual's maximum poten- 
tial. Established to provide educational opportunities 
distinct from those offered through traditional academ- 
ic education, the college also seeks to inspire an active 
desire for continuing personal development. 
Financially and geographically, Durham Tech provides 
an educational opportunity not otherwise available to 
area adults. 

As a community-based institution, Durham Technical 
Community College provides educational opportunities 
for area citizens and uses local resources for students' 
learning activities. Community service is a continuing 
focus for the college's programs and employees. 

Striving for maximum flexibility in course offerings, 
Durham Technical Community College employs an 
"open door with guided placement" policy to provide 
as many educational opportunities as possible for spe- 
cialized training. Specifically, Durham Tech attempts to 



accept individuals where they are educationally and 
strives to provide them with opportunities to pursue 
educational programs leading to their career goals. 

Goals 

The Executive Council of Durham Technical 
Community College adopted the following 
goals for the 1996-98 biennium on April 9, 1996. 
These goals were adopted by the college's Board of 
Trustees on April 23, 1996: 

1 . Ensure that all graduates demonstrate mastery of 
critical competencies as stated for each program; 

2. Promote learning through the full range of 
instructional methods; 

3. Foster the development of a well-prepared and 
professional faculty and staff; 



The primary mission and purpose of Durham 
Technical Community College is to provide 
postsecondary technical and vocational educa- 
tion supported by the liberal arts, science, and 
basic skills courses to meet workforce training 
needs of the residents, businesses, and industries 
in Durham and Orange counties. The college 
also seeks to inspire an active desire for lifelong 
learning. More specifically, the college fulfills a 
comprehensive mission through pursuit of the 
following objectives: 

• To offer adults in the community the full range of 
educational programs and services that provide 
for basic skills improvement, high school com- 
pletion, workplace entry and advancement, aca- 
demic opportunities, and personal growth; 

• To offer postsecondary technical education that 
develops the entry-level skills and knowledge 
required for students' successful employment as 
qualified technicians and skilled craftspersons; 

• To offer educational and training opportunities 
that enhance and upgrade workers ' skills neces- 
sary to meet the challenges of a changing work- 
place; 

• To offer a two-year course of study in the liber- 
al arts and sciences that may be used as the first 
and second years of a baccalaureate degree; 

• To offer training that addresses the needs of new, 
expanding, and existing industry in Durham and 
Orange counties; 

• To offer instruction that is of the highest quality 
and provides accessible, student-centered edu- 
cational services within a supportive learning 
environment; and 

• To provide appropriate community service pro- 
grams that promote cultural enrichment and fos- 
ter a sense of civic responsibility. 



GENERAL INFORMATION 



4. Serve residents of Durham and Orange counties 
with educational programs that meet their needs 
and are consistent with the college's mission and 
purpose; 

5. Instill in students a commitment to lifelong 
learning; 

6. Participate as an active partner in the educational 
community; 

7. Engage in continuous improvement to promote a 
flexible, responsive, and dynamic institution 
focused on teaching and learning; 

8. Implement and utilize appropriate technology 
that enhances efficiency and effectiveness of 
instruction and support services; 

9. Assist in workforce development by actively 
seeking training partnerships that respond to 
employer needs and meet service area demands; 
and 

10. Encourage students and employees to assume 
active roles in the college and in the community. 

Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) 
Program 

The Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) Program 
is a special feature of the college's community ser- 
vice effort. Officially sponsored by Durham Tech, 
RSVP provides retirees 55 years of age and older excit- 
ing opportunities for personal development and satis- 
faction through various volunteer activities. Each year, 
more than 350 retired and senior volunteers contribute 
over 40,000 hours of service to area non-profit and 
public agencies through RSVP. 

Accreditation 

Durham Technical Community College is 
accredited by the Commission on Colleges of 
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 




(1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033- 
4097; telephone number, 404-679-4501) to award 
associate's degrees. The college is a member of the 
American Association of Community Colleges, and 
the following programs are accredited by national 
associations: the Dental Laboratory Technology 
program is accredited by the Commission on Dental 
Accreditation of the American Dental Association; 
the Occupational Therapy Assistant program is 
accredited by the Accreditation Committee for 
Occupational Therapy Education; the Opticianry 
program is accredited by the Commission on 
Opticianry Accreditation; and the Respiratory Care 
program is accredited by the Committee on 
Accreditation for Respiratory Care. In addition, the 
Pharmacy Technology program is accredited by the 
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 

Approbation 

Durham Technical Community College is 
approved by and a member of the North 
Carolina System of Community Colleges. The fol- 
lowing programs are approved by state agencies: 
the Opticianry program is approved by the North 
Carolina State Board of Opticians; the Practical 
Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing programs 
are approved by the North Carolina Board of 
Nursing; the Phlebotomy program is approved by 
the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical 
Laboratory Sciences; real estate courses are 
approved by the North Carolina Real Estate 
Commission; insurance pre-licensing courses are 
approved by the North Carolina Department of 
Insurance; and the Basic Law Enforcement Training 
program is approved by the North Carolina 
Department of Justice. 

Governance 

The statutes of the State of North Carolina pro- 
vide for the organization and administration of 
a community college system under the direction of 
the State Board of Community Colleges. The 20- 
member board has full authority to adopt all poli- 
cies, regulations, and standards it deems necessary 
for the operation of the system. Members of the 
State Board are appointed by the Governor and the 
General Assembly. The State Board has three major 
functions: equitable distribution of funds and fiscal 
accountability; establishing and maintaining state 
priorities; and educational program approval and 
accountability. 

Durham Technical Community College is governed 
by a 12-member Board of Trustees. Four members 
of the Board are appointed by the Governor, four 
are appointed by the Durham County Board of 
Commissioners, and four are appointed by the 
Durham Public Schools Board of Education. 
Trustees serve a four-year term and set local policy 
for the college. 



ADMISSION. FEES, & FINANCIAL AID FOR CURRICULUM PROGRAMS 



GENERAL INFORMATION 

Durham Technical Community College operates 
under an "open door with guided placement" 
policy. Admission to the college's curriculum pro- 
grams is open to all students with a high school 
diploma or its equivalent. 

Durham Tech offers programs of study leading to a 
degree, diploma, or certificate in areas of business, 
health, general education, industrial and engineering 
technologies, and public service. In addition, the col- 
lege offers the Associate in Arts and Associate in 
Science degrees through the University Transfer pro- 
gram and the Associate in General Education. High 
school graduation or high school equivalency is 
required for admission to all curriculum programs. 

The admission process requires the initial applica- 
tion, transcripts of secondary and postsecondary 
work, and placement tests. (A counseling confer- 
ence is optional.) Health examinations, reference 
forms, and other documents may also be required to 
participate in clinical or practical training courses in 
certain programs. All admission documents become 
the property of the college and are not to be copied 
for release to students or third parties. 

In many programs, students not seeking a certifi- 
cate, diploma, or degree may enroll as a special stu- 
dent in courses without applying for admission. 

Placement in certain programs is limited, and the 
college emphasizes career guidance. Through coun- 
seling conferences held before admission, appli- 
cants may obtain assistance in setting realistic 
goals. Counselors use applicants' educational 
achievements and placement test results to assess 
their potential for success in specific instructional 
programs. Admission to some programs may 
require developmental, preparatory, or prerequisite 
courses. 

Durham Tech reserves the right to refuse admission 
to an applicant if it appears that this action is in the 
best interest of the college and/or the applicant. 

Although potential students may apply any time, 
applicants are encouraged to complete the admis- 
sion process as early as possible. High school stu- 
dents should apply early in their senior year. 

Write or phone the Admissions office to obtain 
application forms and detailed information about 
instructional programs or to set up an appointment 
to talk with a counselor. Call or write: 

Admissions Office 

Durham Technical Community College 

1637 Lawson Street 

Durham, North Carolina 27703-5023 

(919) 686-3333 



The Admissions office is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Mondays through Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 
p.m. Fridays. Counselors may be seen at other times 
by appointment. An advisor is also available to 
assist international students (see page 27). 

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES 

Application 

Applicants should submit a completed applica- 
tion to the Admissions office for the semester 
in which they wish to enroll. All admission require- 
ments should be completed no later than 10 work- 
ing days before the registration date. Early applica- 
tion is recommended to allow adequate processing 
time and to increase the likelihood of entry into pro- 
grams with limited enrollment. 

Late Applicants 

Students applying for a program too late to secure 
all the required supporting documents before the 
admission deadline may take courses, on a limited 
basis, in business, university transfer, general edu- 
cation, industrial and engineering, and public ser- 
vice programs as special students (see page 12 for 
more information about special students). 

Transcripts 

Admission requires a transcript from a high 
school, an adult high school diploma program, 
or a general education equivalency certificate pro- 
gram. This must be an official, final transcript 
showing the date of graduation or program comple- 
tion. Students who have completed an associate's or 
bachelor's degree may substitute their official col- 
lege transcript, showing the graduation date, in 
place of their high school transcript. Students desir- 
ing transfer credit must request official transcripts 
from postsecondary institutions they have attended. 
In addition, students applying for veterans benefits 
must have all transcripts on file in order to be certi- 
fied for benefits. 

All transcripts required for admission become the 
property of Durham Technical Community College 
and are not to be released to students. 

Applicants who have earned the high school equiv- 
alency diploma in North Carolina should ask to 
have a transcript certifying high school equivalency 
sent to the Admissions office. Write: 

State GED Administrator 
Department of Community Colleges 
200 W. Jones Street 
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-1337 



ADMISSION, 
FEES, & 
FINANCIAL 
AID FOR 
CURRICULUM 
PROGRAMS 



ADMISSION, FEES, & FINANCIAL AID FOR CURRICULUM PROGRAMS 



Academic Assessment/Course Placement ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS 

Applicants for most programs may be 
required to take a series of placement examina- 
tions. Test results are used in helping students assess 
their aptitudes and achievements in relation to then- 
interests and desires. This information provides a basis 
for placing students in appropriate courses. 

Applicants will be scheduled for testing when they 
submit their applications. Applicants who need indi- 
vidualized testing should discuss their situation 
with an admissions counselor before they schedule 
an appointment for testing. 




Counseling Conference 

After applicants complete initial admission 
requirements and placement tests, they may 
request a counseling conference. This conference 
offers an opportunity for applicants to discuss and 
analyze their proposed curriculum choice in relation 
to educational preparation, test scores, health factors, 
work experience, interests, and career objectives. 

Developmental Studies 

The Developmental Studies program provides an 
"open door" for admission to Durham Tech for 
students who find themselves underprepared for 
college-level work. Developmental Studies, a 
preparatory program in academic skills, helps stu- 
dents enter their chosen curriculum with a good 
probability of success. 

Students who apply for two-year arts, science, or 
technical degrees; one-year diploma programs; and 
some certificate programs are required to take 
placement tests in reading, mathematics, and writ- 
ing. Any applicant whose placement test scores fall 
below the required minimum established by the col- 
lege must take the indicated Developmental Studies 
course work. These courses must be taken before, or 
in some cases concurrently with, designated cur- 
riculum courses. 

Developmental Studies courses are open to all stu- 
dents with a high school diploma or its equivalent 
who wish to upgrade their basic skills. These cours- 
es provide opportunities for improvement in the 
areas of English grammar and composition, mathe- 
matics, and reading as well as enrichment in study 
skills and personal and career development. These 
courses are designed to provide Durham Tech stu- 
dents with the ability to build a firm academic foun- 
dation for success in college and beyond. 



The basic requirement for admission to any cur- 
riculum program is a high school diploma or its 
equivalent. 

Some curriculum programs have limited capacity, 
and prospective students are encouraged to apply 
early. Some of these limited-enrollment programs 
may have waiting lists for courses in the curricu- 
lum. Students on the waiting list may take the gen- 
eral education courses required in the program, sub- 
ject to an advisor's approval. 

Due to their specialized nature, the following pro- 
grams have additional requirements: 

Allied Health: Associate Degree Nursing, Clinical 
Trials Research Associate, Occupational Therapy 
Assistant, Opticianry, Pharmacy Technology, 
Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing, Respiratory Care, 
Surgical Technology 

Preparatory or Developmental Studies courses may 
be required before admission to one of these pro- 
grams is granted. 

Applicants for the Associate Degree Nursing, 
Clinical Trials Research Associate, Occupational 
Therapy Assistant, and Respiratory Care programs 
must document successful completion of general 
biology and general chemistry courses at the high 
school or college level. These courses must have 
been completed within the past five years. 

Applicants for the Associate Degree Nursing, 
Clinical Trials Research Associate, Occupational 
Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, 
Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing, Respiratory Care, 
and Surgical Technology programs must complete 
physical examinations and must submit a required 
medical form to enroll in clinical courses. 

Applicants for allied health programs must submit 
documentation of the immunizations required by their 
specific program, and they must comply with Durham 
Tech's hepatitis B protocol as it applies to the pro- 
gram. Applicants must also sign a clinical form signi- 
fying that they understand and agree with the rules 
and regulations of hospital training facilities. 

Dental Laboratory Technology 
Because the Dental Laboratory Technology pro- 
gram requires eye-hand coordination and manual 
dexterity, all applicants must take a wax-carving 
test. 

Criminal Justice Technology, Early Childhood 
Associate, and Fire Protection Technology 
Applicants for these programs will be asked to read 
and sign a form acknowledging they understand the 
requirements of these career fields. Applicants for 
the Early Childhood program must complete physi- 
cal examinations and must submit a required medi- 
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Early Childhood, Occupational Therapy Assistant, 
Pharmacy Technology, Respiratory Care, and 
Surgical Technology 

Applicants for these programs are required to sub- 
mit a criminal records check form before participat- 
ing in clinical or practical training courses. 

Acceptance 

Applicants are notified in writing of their accep- 
tance into a program of study. This acceptance 
is valid for one academic year which begins with 
the fall semester and ends with the summer 
semester. If accepted students do not enroll for the 
semester in which they are accepted or if they do 
not enroll for three consecutive semesters, they 
must contact the Admissions office to determine if 
readmission is necessary. Readmission may be 
required if the student discontinues enrollment in 
the sequential courses of allied health programs. In 
this case, the student must consult the program 
director to prepare a plan for re-entering the course 
sequence. 

Transfer Credit 

Transfer students applying for admission to 
Durham Technical Community College must 
meet all admissions requirements for their chosen 
program. However, some programs may waive 
placement testing if the applicant has previously 
completed math or English courses. Students should 
consult an admissions counselor about transfer 
admission and transfer credit before taking place- 
ment tests or enrolling in courses. 

For accepted students, Durham Tech evaluates 
transfer credit for equivalent courses with the grade 
of C or better from member institutions of the North 
Carolina Community College System and other 
postsecondary institutions accredited by a regional 
accrediting association. Transfer credit may also be 
granted for certain general education courses not 
offered by Durham Tech. 

Applicants who have been enrolled in any postsec- 
ondary institution are required to submit official 
transcripts of previous academic work to Durham 
Tech's Admissions office if they desire an evalua- 
tion of transfer credit. When granting transfer cred- 
it is in question, the student may be asked for sup- 
porting documentation such as a course description 
or course syllabus. 

To be eligible for graduation, a student transferring 
from another institution must complete at least one- 
fourth of the total credit hours required and at least 
nine of the last 18 hours completed while enrolled 
at Durham Technical Community College. Credit 
transferred from another institution is not used in 
calculating the student's grade point average for 
academic progress and graduation. 

When a student changes from one program of study to 
another within Durham Tech, all academic require- 



ments, including the grading policies of the new pro- 
gram, must be met for graduation. Upon acceptance 
into the new program, all courses which are com- 
monly required by more than one program may be 
transferred with the same grade the student originally 
received. Students admitted to a new program of 
study may choose to transfer or repeat these courses. 

Professional or Occupational Certification 

In certain cases, Durham Tech will award credit to 
students enrolled in curriculum programs who 
have demonstrated competencies in appropriate 
areas through the completion of military training 
programs or professional or occupational certifica- 
tion programs. The amount of credit awarded in 
such cases is established by the faculty in the sub- 
ject area in which the credit will be awarded. Such 
credit is awarded only in areas which coincide with 
the college's regular curriculum offerings and are 
appropriate to the student's educational goals. 

The decision concerning whether credit will be 
awarded is based on documentation which demon- 
strates academic comparability to credit earned by 
traditional means. The Admissions office maintains 
a listing of professional certification activities 
which have been approved for credit, the courses 
for which credit may be awarded, and the amount of 
credit to be awarded. The college uses publications 
from the American Council on Education as guides 
for evaluating military credit. 

To receive credit for certification of professional, 
occupational, or military training programs, the stu- 
dent must submit documentation showing comple- 
tion of such programs to the Admissions office. The 
maximum credit awarded must not exceed 25 per- 
cent of the total amount of credit required for grad- 
uation from the program in which the student is 
enrolled. Such credit may not be transferable to 
another program within the college or transferable 
from Durham Tech to other colleges or universities. 

Changing Curriculum Programs 

Students who want to change their program of 
study must apply to the Admissions office and 
meet all admission requirements of the new pro- 
gram. Students should discuss program changes 
with the career counseling staff to make sure their 
program choice will meet their needs. 

Readmission 

Acceptance into a Durham Tech curriculum pro- 
gram is valid for one academic year which 
begins with the fall semester and ends with the sum- 
mer semester. Students who had been admitted to 
Durham Tech but did not enroll for the accepted 
semester, or who withdraw for one or more 
semesters, should always consult the Admissions 
office before reenrolling to find out if official read- 
mission is necessary. 



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Eligibility for readmission depends on individual 
circumstances and the requirements of the specific 
curriculum program. In general, a student is eligible 
to return when an appropriate course schedule can 
be arranged. Readmission in limited-enrollment 
programs is offered on a space-available basis. 
Certain programs may also require students to com- 
plete individual readmission plans. Readmitted stu- 
dents must complete the admission requirements 
and the program's graduation requirements in effect 
at the time of readmission. 

Special Students 

Students interested in taking only a limited num- 
ber of courses may, in many curriculum pro- 
grams, enroll as a special student; they do not need 
to apply for admission. During registration, advi- 
sors are available to help students complete paper- 
work for registration. 

Special students are not eligible for course substitu- 
tion, credit by examination, financial aid, or veter- 
ans benefits, and they do not qualify for academic 
recognition (President's List or Dean's List). Docu- 
mentation of prior course work or testing is required 
to enroll in courses with prerequisites. 

Special students who intend to complete a program of 
study at Durham Tech should apply for admission as 
early as possible. Special students applying for admis- 
sion must meet current admission requirements and 
will be accepted under the plan of study in effect for 
the program at the time of acceptance. 

Visiting Students 

Students currently enrolled in another college 
may take university transferable courses at 
Durham Tech to transfer to their home college. 
They may do so by providing specific written per- 
mission from the academic dean of their home col- 
lege and the appropriate academic dean or program 
director at Durham Tech. Visiting students who take 
courses at Durham Tech are otherwise treated as 
special students (see above). 

Tech Prep Associate Degree 

Durham Tech is supportive of the Tech Prep 
Associate Degree initiative. The college has 
entered into Tech Prep agreements with the public 
school systems in Durham and Orange counties. 
These agreements encourage interested high school 
students who have progressed beyond the normal 
high school curriculum to take college-level course 
work at Durham Tech. Tuition costs may be waived. 



High school students taking part in such dual enroll- 
ment course work should be at least 16 years old and 
must have written permission from their high school 
principal before enrolling. These students must be 
taking at least three high school courses and must be 
making appropriate progress toward graduation. The 
high school and Durham Tech will work together to 
determine which courses are best suited to the stu- 
dent's needs. High school students may attend cours- 
es in the college's facilities, or, under special circum- 
stances, courses may be offered at the high school. 

Concurrent Enrollment for High School 
Students 

High school students at least 16 years of age may 
enroll in courses if official written permission 
is obtained from their school systems. The principal 
must certify that the student is taking at least three 
high school courses and is making appropriate 
progress toward graduation. In the case of courses 
taken in the summer, the principal must certify that 
the student took at least three high school courses 
during the preceding year and made appropriate 
progress toward graduation. The high school will 
determine available hours and courses to be taken 
by the student. 

International Students 

According to P. L. 87-195, Durham Technical 
Community College is authorized under feder- 
al law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. 
Students enrolling under this classification are treat- 
ed as nonresidents with respect to tuition and fees, 
and they cannot be classified as residents. 

Permanent resident aliens are subject to the same 
considerations as citizens and may establish North 
Carolina residency in the same manner as other 
nonresidents. These students are required to present 
documentation of their status to the international 
student advisor before being admitted to a curricu- 
lum program. 

All international student applicants must come to 
the campus for personal interviews and placement 
testing before they can be accepted and before the 
international student advisor can issue the 
Certificate of Eligibility (1-20). Tests cannot be 
mailed outside the United States to prospective 
international students. International students are 
also required to submit official translations of doc- 
uments demonstrating previous education equiva- 
lent to high school graduation and to college-level 
course work for evaluation of transfer credit. 

All international applicants must also submit evi- 
dence of financial resources adequate to support 
themselves throughout their educational program, 
including funds for international student insurance 
coverage. Durham Technical Community College 
has no financial assistance available to satisfy 
tuition costs for international students. 



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ACADEMIC ADVISING 

AND REGISTRATION 

Students accepted into a program of study have 
the opportunity to meet with academic advisors 
both in their program of study and in scheduled 
advising sessions during the registration period. 
Advisors provide information related to program 
content, course content and prerequisite require- 
ments, graduation requirements, and general infor- 
mation. Advisors assist in course planning and 
scheduling and also make referrals for personal coun- 
seling, financial aid counseling, or academic tutoring. 

All students are required to meet with an academic 
advisor prior to registration or during the registra- 
tion period. The purpose of this meeting is to ensure 
that course selection is appropriate for the student's 
educational goals and skill levels. 

Registration 

Semester class schedules are available in the 
Registration office and the Advising Center. Each 
semester, returning students admitted to a program 
may register early. To register for courses, all stu- 
dents must receive approval from an academic advi- 
sor, have their course selections recorded by the 
Registration office, and pay their tuition and fees to 
the Business office. Students receiving veterans 
educational benefits must also receive approval 
from the Veterans Affairs office before they pay 
tuition and fees. 

Changes of Schedule 

To change their class schedules, students may 
obtain drop/add forms from the Registration 
office, Advising Center, or their advisor. Students 
may not add classes to their class schedules or 
change sections after the last day of drop/add. All 
class schedule changes must be approved by an 
advisor. 

Grade Reports 

Grade reports are mailed at the end of each semester. 
The report includes the semester hour credits 
earned and the grade point average for the semester. 

Students who do not want their social security num- 
ber used as a student identification number in the 
posting of grades should contact the director of 
Admissions and Registration upon enrolling or reg- 
istering to request an assigned number. 

Requirements for Graduation 

To be eligible for graduation, students must com- 
plete all the courses and credit hours required in 
the plan of study under which they were admitted 
with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C). In 
addition, specified programs may require a grade of 



no less than C in some courses as designated in the 
appropriate program handbook. 

Every academic year, each curriculum program 
publicizes a plan of study for students admitted in 
that specific year. A student who applies for read- 
mission is accepted under the plan of study in effect 
at the time of readmission, not under the plan of 
study in effect at the time of the original admission. 
Students who change their curriculum program are 
also admitted to the new program under the current 
year's plan of study. 

Students should apply for their degree, diploma, or 
certificate one semester before their anticipated date 
of graduation. For example, students should apply 
for graduation when they register for fall semester if 
they plan to graduate at the end of spring semester. 
Students must apply for graduation in order to have 
completion information recorded on their tran- 
scripts. 

Candidates applying for graduation currently pay a 
$7.50 graduation fee to cover the cost of the diplo- 
ma and cover. No refunds are possible after the 
diplomas have been ordered. Students who wish to 
participate in the annual commencement exercises 
may purchase caps and gowns through the Student 
Services office. 




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Transcripts 

The Student Records office issues Durham Tech 
transcripts. Students may come to the office and 
complete a transcript release form; or they may write 
a letter stating the name or names under which they 
attended the college, their Social Security number, 
the years they attended, and where the transcript 
should be sent. Telephone requests are not accepted. 

Students must pay a charge of $ 1 for each official 
transcript, but there is no charge for an "issued to 
student" copy. Adult High School graduates may 
request official transcripts at no charge. All students 
must provide a picture identification to pick up a 
transcript. 

Transcripts from other schools and other documents 
or forms that Durham Tech has on file are not 
released, copied, or returned to the student. 

Students are not eligible to receive a transcript if 
they have any outstanding debts to the college or if 
they have failed to make any required payment. 

Student Records 

The college follows the guidelines for retention 
and disposal of records as published by the 
North Carolina Community College System. Back- 
up copies of the permanent records are stored on 
computer tape, and other student records (high 
school and college transcripts, acceptance, and 
graduation information) are microfilmed. These 
records are available in the Student Records office 
to requesters with appropriate identification. 

The permanent record includes all information on 
the student's transcript: name, address, social secu- 
rity number, sex, date of birth, major, dates enrolled, 
grades, credit hours earned, grade point average, 
and graduation information. 

Student Withdrawals, Faculty Drops, and 
Class Absences 

Students withdrawing from the college must offi- 
cially withdraw through the Admissions and 
Registration Department. Students may officially 
withdraw from one or all courses during the desig- 
nated withdrawal days of each semester without the 
enrollment being shown on the transcript. After the 
close of the drop/add period and prior to the 60 per- 
cent date in the semester, students may officially 
withdraw from one or all courses with a grade of W. 
Students may be dropped at the discretion of the 
instructor for lack of attendance and receive a grade 
of W or F depending upon the instructor's policy. 
Failure on the part of the student to withdraw offi- 
cially from a course could result in a grade of F. 
Therefore, all students should refer to the instruc- 
tor's attendance policy included on the course syl- 
labus, and students with questions or concerns 
should consult with their instructor. 



To initiate an official withdrawal, a student should 
obtain a drop form from the Registration office, 
take it to the instructor for signature, and then sub- 
mit the drop form to the Registration office. 
Students making registration changes may be eligi- 
ble for a refund. The college refund policy is 
described on page 16. 

For an official withdrawal after the 60 percent day, 
a grade of W may be assigned only if the student 
presents documentation of extenuating circum- 
stances to the instructor. If the student is unable to 
appear in person to withdraw, a written notice that 
includes the reason for a drop along with the docu- 
mentation must be sent to the student's instructor. 

The last date for students to withdraw with a refund 
and the last date to initiate a withdrawal with a 
grade of W will be published in the class schedule. 
During the traditional 16-week fall and spring 
semesters, the 60 percent date will ordinarily be 
near the end of the tenth week of class; for a 10- 
week semester, near the end of the sixth week; and 
for an 8-week term, near the end of the fifth week. 
For irregular length courses, the last day students 
may withdraw with a grade of W will be publicized 
by the instructor. 

Absences are calculated from the first class meeting 
with no excused absences. When class absences 
total 15 percent of the instructional hours of the 
course (or 10 percent for developmental courses), 
the instructor at his or her own discretion may drop 
the student with a grade of W. However, for veter- 
ans and Pell Grant recipients who are no longer in 
attendance, federal regulations require that non- 
attendance be reported by the faculty throughout the 
entire term and that non-attendance for first time 
Durham Tech students who are Pell Grant recipients 
will be reported by the faculty through 60 percent of 
the instructional hours. 

In certain Health Technologies programs, if the stu- 
dent exceeds the 15 percent absence limit after the 
60 percent date, penalty points may be imposed 
when the student is required to fulfill licensure cer- 
tification or program accreditation requirements. 

As stated above, absences are calculated from the 
first class meeting, not from the student's first atten- 
dance date. Hence, students registering late may 
have already accumulated part of the absence limit 
which varies according to the contact hours of class. 

A student who has withdrawn or is dropped may 
request reinstatement subject to the approval of and 
conditions set by the instructor. To be reinstated, the 
student must have been in good academic standing 
and must provide the instructor with evidence that the 
extenuating circumstances which necessitated the 
withdrawal or drop will no longer be a problem. 



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Registration Changes (Drop/Add) 

Any changes in registration must be approved by 
an academic advisor. Course changes approved 
by an advisor must be shown on a Registration 
Change Notice form with the advisor's signature. 
Students may obtain this form from the Registration 
office or from their advisor. 

Courses may be added, changed, or dropped only 
during the designated drop/add days of each 
semester. Students may drop courses during the 
drop/add days of each semester with the enrollment 
not being shown on the transcript. 

Students making registration changes may be eligi- 
ble for a refund. Durham Tech's refund policy is 
described on page 16. 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights 
and Privacy Act of 1974 as Amended, Durham 
Technical Community College may release "directory 
information" from student educational records with- 
out the student's written consent. Directory informa- 
tion at Durham Tech includes the student's name; pro- 
gram of study; dates of enrollment; credit hours 
earned; degrees, diplomas, or certificates awarded; 
release of academic recognition to newspapers; and 
participation in officially recognized activities. 
Students' addresses, phone numbers, and class sched- 
ules are not released to non-college officials. 

Directory information may be published or made 
available without the student's consent. However, any 
student who prefers that such information not be 
released may request this by writing to the director of 
Admissions and Registration. This written request 
must be made during the first two weeks of the stu- 
dent's initial enrollment and is valid for one year. 

Students may ask to see their education records at 
the Student Records office. In accordance with the 
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, they 
may challenge the contents of the records by mak- 
ing a written request to the director of Admissions 
and Registration for a hearing. 

Consumer Information on Graduation 
Rates and Crime Statistics 

Consumer information about graduation rates and 
on-campus crime statistics is available in the 
Admissions office, the library, and the Security office. 



TUITION, FEES, AND PARKING 
REQUIREMENTS 

Tuition and Fees for Curriculum Students 

All tuition and fees are due and payable at the 
Business office on the official days of registra- 
tion. Students may pay by cash, check, money 
order, or credit card (VISA or MasterCard). Partial 
payments or credits are not accepted. No payment 
or tuition deposit is required before the official reg- 
istration period. 

No portion of a check made payable to Durham 
Tech will be given to a student except at the written 
request of the person making the remittance, and the 
written request must be mailed directly to the col- 
lege's business manager. 

Tuition for Dual Enrollment 

If a student desires to enroll at Durham Tech and 
another college in the North Carolina Community 
College System for the same semester, the total 
amount of tuition and fees may be paid to the stu- 
dent's home college. Home college is defined as the 
college at which the student initially registers for 
classes. The home college assumes responsibility 
for arranging with the other college for enrolling the 
student in appropriate courses without further 
charge. This arrangement shall be made by an 
exchange of letters between the colleges involved. 

Tuition Fee Basis 

North Carolina law (General Statute 115D) 
establishes the Community College System's 
tuition and fees. Tuition charges are for credit hours 
enrolled. Credit hours are calculated as follows: one 
lecture hour equals one credit hour; two laboratory 
hours equal one credit hour; three shop hours equal 
one credit hour. The tuition rate per credit hour 
applies to all regularly enrolled students. 

Tuition for Legal Residents of North 
Carolina 

The current tuition for legal residents of North 
Carolina is $20 per semester credit hour, or a 
maximum of $280 for students enrolled for 14 or 
more semester credit hours. 

Tuition for Out-of-State Students 

Any student whose legal residence is outside 
North Carolina is currently charged the nonres- 
ident tuition of $163 per semester credit hour, or a 
maximum of $2,282 for students enrolled for 14 or 
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North Carolina Residency Status 

North Carolina law (General Statute 116-143.1) 
requires that to qualify for in-state tuition, a 
legal resident must have maintained his/her domi- 
cile in North Carolina for at least the 12 months 
immediately before this classification as a resident 
for tuition purposes. The following definition shall 
be controlled with the interpretation and application 
of General Statute 116.143.1 as it pertains to the 
term domicile. Domicile is one's permanent 
dwelling place of indefinite duration, as distin- 
guished from a temporary place of abode; it is syn- 
onymous with legal residence. 

1 . Domicile may be established as follows: 

a. By birth until there is a legally effective 
change in that domicile; 

b. By operation of law, as in the case of a minor 
whose domicile, in most cases, is presumed 
conclusively to be that of his or her parents; or 




c. By choice (after legal age is attained), a per- 
son may establish his or her domicile in a 
jurisdiction of his or her choice. 

2. One always has a domicile. 

3. One retains a given domicile until it is aban- 
doned and another is established. 

4. One never has more than one domicile at a 
given time. 

5. Establishing a domicile by choice requires the 
overt act of establishing physical residential 
presence in North Carolina while concurrently 
maintaining the intent to make it one's perma- 
nent home of indefinite duration. 

6. Any international student (nonimmigrant or 
with permanent resident status) must submit 
immigration documents for review by the 
international student advisor. 

7. The requisite domiciliary intent is tested by 
evaluating relevant, objectively verifiable 
conduct which is held to constitute a mani- 
festation of the state of mind of the actor. 

8. Questions about North Carolina residency 
should be addressed to the Admissions office. 

Tuition for Senior Citizens 

North Carolina residents 65 and older are 
exempted from paying tuition, except for 
courses that are conducted on a self-supporting 
basis. However, senior citizens are responsible for 
paying any additional fees and expenses. 

Student Fees 

All curriculum students are charged $12 for each 
fall and spring semester and $4 for the summer 
semester as a student administrative fee. These 
funds support student clubs and social activities, 
maintenance of the . parking lots, senior college 
days, job fairs, and other activities. The amount of 
this fee is subject to change. 

A laboratory fee is also charged to students enrolling 
in computer courses and science lab courses. The lab- 
oratory fee is $10 per student per semester. 

Adult education students pay a $6 activity fee each 
semester. This fee is also subject to change. 

Graduation Fee 

A $7.50 fee is payable at the time a student 
applies for graduation. The fee covers the cost 
of the award (degree, diploma, or certificate) and 
the award cover. This fee is subject to change. 

Cap and Gown Fee 

Graduating students pay a $15 fee for their caps, 
tassels, and gowns. This fee is subject to change. 



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Refund Policy 

Tuition refunds for curriculum classes are subject 
to the following requirements: 

1. A 100 percent refund may be made upon request 
of the student if the student officially withdraws 
from the college prior to the first day of classes 
of the academic semester noted in the academic 
calendar. If a course is cancelled by Durham 
Tech, that portion of tuition which paid for the 
cancelled course will be refunded in full. 

2. A 75 percent refund may be made upon request 
of the student if the student officially withdraws 
from the class(es) prior to or on the official 20 
percent point of the semester. Requests for 
refunds will not be considered after the 20 per- 
cent point of the semester. 

3. Student fees, including administrative, laborato- 
ry, and graduation fees, cannot be refunded. 

This policy is subject to change by action of the 
North Carolina General Assembly. 

Books and Supplies 

Students may purchase most textbooks, supplies, 
instruments, and materials from the bookstore 
on campus. The cost of books and supplies varies 
with each program. However, most full-time stu- 
dents should anticipate spending $350 each 
semester. Students should attend each class at least 
once before purchasing texts and materials. 

Accident Insurance 

Students may purchase insurance covering expens- 
es incurred as a result of accidents that occur 
while they are participating in college activities. This 
group coverage begins in September and ends in 
August each year. This insurance is optional. It may 
be purchased during registration in any semester, but 
coverage ends in August of each year no matter when 
it was purchased. The insurance charge is not refund- 
able. Students interested in this coverage should con- 
tact the Durham Tech Business office. 

Students are encouraged to take advantage of this 
coverage, especially if they are enrolled in pro- 
grams such as Automotive Systems Technology, 
Carpentry, Dental Laboratory Technology, 
Electronics Engineering Technology, Electrical/ 
Electronics Technology, or Respiratory Care. 
Students in chemistry and physics laboratory class- 
es, those working in the machine shop, and those 
participating in intramural sports or the federal 
work-study program are also encouraged to obtain 
this coverage. 

Neither the college nor the state of North Carolina 
carries insurance coverage for students' accidents 
and other needs. 



Malpractice and Health Insurance 

Students enrolling in nursing and other health 
programs that require clinical or patient care 
instruction must provide their own malpractice and 
health insurance. For more information, contact the 
Durham Tech Business office or the appropriate 
program director. 

Additional Expenses 

Students in certain programs have additional 
expenses. Required purchases include instruc- 
tional kits and gold in Dental Laboratory 
Technology, tools in Automotive Systems 
Technology and Electrical/Electronics Technology, 
drafting kits in Architectural Technology, instruc- 
tional kits in Opticianry, scrub suits in Surgical 
Technology, and uniforms and stethoscopes in 
Respiratory Care and nursing programs. Some pro- 
grams also require lab coats and other miscella- 
neous supplies. Certain health programs require 
professional liability insurance. Students enrolled in 
word processing courses and most computer cours- 
es pay a laboratory fee of $10 each semester. 
Contact the Admissions office for more information 
about additional expenses. 

Transcript Fee 

A$l fee is charged for each official copy of a stu- 
dent's transcript. There is no charge for an 
"issued to student" copy. Adult High School gradu- 
ates may request official transcripts at no charge. 

Parking 

Every vehicle parked on campus must display a 
valid parking decal, either in the lower corner of 
the left rear window or (for convertibles) in the 
lower corner of the right front windshield. Free 
parking decals are available in the Security office, 
located at the back of the White Building. Vehicles 
parked on campus without a current decal will be 
ticketed and may be towed. (Visitors may obtain 
temporary parking permits from the 
Receptionist/Switchboard office, Room 31 in the 
White Building.) 

Students should address questions about parking 
tickets to the Security office (686-3382) and pay 
parking fines in the Business office, Room 1 in the 
White Building (686-3570). 

Students may have difficulty finding parking spaces 
at peak class times (between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 
between 5:30 and 8 p.m.). Daytime overflow park- 
ing is available one block south at the Newton 
Center on Cooper Street and across Lawson Street 
at the Basic Skills Center. Evening overflow park- 
ing is located at Exchange Club Industries just east 
of the main campus. Maps of the campus are avail- 
able in the Admissions and Security offices as well 
as published in the college Schedule. 



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Cars parked in the following locations may be tick- 
eted or towed: 

• In the parking lots of businesses across the street 
from the main campus; 

• Along the street in front of the campus; 

• In spaces marked "handicapped parking" without 
a proper permit; 

• In spaces marked "loading zone" or in fire lanes; 
or 

• In the open field across from the main campus, 
which is not Durham Tech property. 

FINANCIAL AID 

The Financial Aid office at Durham Tech helps 
students with grant and scholarship applica- 
tions. All students receiving financial aid must 
maintain satisfactory progress in their programs. 
Refer to the "Academic Information" section of this 
catalog for a complete definition. 

The Financial Aid Handbook which contains 
detailed information is available from the Financial 
Aid office. Additional financial aid information is 
available on reserve in the Durham Tech library. 

Federal Pell Grant 

To be eligible for a grant, students must: 

1. Be enrolled in an eligible curriculum program; 

2. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen; 

3. Show financial need according to the Federal 
Pell Grant formula; and 

4. Not have a bachelor's degree. 

To apply, students must complete a Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid. The applica- 
tion form is available in the Admissions and 
Financial Aid offices at Durham Tech and from high 
school guidance counselors. 

Grants currently range from $400-$3,000 per year. 
Before receiving any Federal Pell Grant funds, stu- 
dents must give the Financial Aid office acceptable 
verification of all taxable and nontaxable income. 
Students who have all paperwork cleared by the 
beginning of the semester may be eligible to charge 
tuition and fees. 

Federal Supplemental Educational 
Opportunities Grant 

The SEOG provides grants to students with excep- 
tional need, giving priority to Federal Pell Grant 
recipients. 

North Carolina Student Incentive Grant 

Grants are available to residents of North Carolina 
who have not received a bachelor's degree and who 
are enrolled full time in an eligible program. Grants 



range from $200-$ 1,500 per year. To apply, stu- 
dents must complete and mail the Free Application 
for Federal Student Aid by March 15. 

Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Grant 

These grants assist single parents and displaced 
homemakers. According to the federal government, 
a single parent is defined as a person who is raising 
a child or children without the help of a partner. A 
displaced homemaker is a person who has worked 
primarily without pay to care for the home and fam- 
ily and, because of this, has diminished marketable 
job skills. 

Students who have been admitted to the college in a 
curriculum program may be eligible to receive this 
grant to help with the costs of tuition, books and 
supplies, child care, and transportation. Candidates 
must meet the eligibility criteria required for the 
Federal Pell Grant. 

Every student who is eligible to be considered for 
grant awards must complete an application each 
semester. Applications are available in the Financial 
Aid office, Room 23 in the White Building. 

N.C. Student Loan for Health, Science, 
and Mathematics 

This program makes loans to North Carolina resi- 
dents enrolled full time in an eligible two-year 
undergraduate program. Students may borrow a 
maximum of $2,625 a year. Loan repayment may be 
cancelled on the basis of one year of professional 
practice in North Carolina under specified condi- 
tions. To apply, students should call the N.C. 
Student Loan Program for Health, Science, and 
Mathematics (919-571-4178) after January 15 to 
request an application. 

Federal Work-Study 

A limited number of work-study opportunities are 
available for students with financial need who are 
enrolled at least part time. The program offers part- 
time employment on or off campus in offices, labs, 
the library, or community service agencies. To 
apply, students should complete a Free Application 
for Federal Student Aid and notify the Financial Aid 
office of their interest in the program. 

Scholarships 

Students enrolled at least half time with a 2.0 or 
higher grade point average are eligible for scholar- 
ships. Applications are available each semester in 
the Financial Aid office. 

The criteria for eligibility and the amount of the 
award are different for each scholarship. More com- 
plete information about scholarships and application 
procedures is available from the Financial Aid office. 

Other Sources of Aid 

A number of agencies provide financial assistance 
for postsecondary education. For more information 



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on these programs, students may consult with staff 
in Durham Tech's Financial Aid office. 

Educational benefits may also be available to cer- 
tain veterans of military service and dependents 
who meet specific criteria. See the following sec- 
tion for more information. The Veterans Affairs 
office is located in the Admissions and Registration 
Department, Room 30 in the White Building. 

Satisfactory Progress for Financial Aid 

Students receiving financial aid must maintain sat- 
isfactory academic progress as defined by the 
Department of Education in the Student Financial 
Aid Handbook. This handbook is available from the 
Financial Aid office. 

Students falling below acceptable criteria may con- 
tinue to be enrolled, but they are generally not eli- 
gible for financial aid until they achieve and main- 
tain satisfactory progress for one semester. 

VETERANS INFORMATION 

Veterans Educational Benefits 

The Veterans Affairs office assists students who 
are eligible for veterans educational benefits, 
including veterans, active-duty personnel, and 
members of selected reserves and the National 
Guard. The VA office certifies enrollment for eligi- 
ble students in programs that lead to a degree, diplo- 
ma, or certificate and also for eligible students in 
the Adult High School Diploma or High School 
Equivalency (GED) programs. 

To be eligible for educational benefits, students 
must be admitted to a curriculum program and have 
high school and all college transcripts on file at 
Durham Tech. 

Before paying tuition and fees each semester, stu- 
dents must first have their class schedules approved 
by their academic advisors and then by the VA 
office. Students should request two copies of the 
registration receipt from the Business office and take 
the pink copy to the VA office for certification use. 

Students who are "visiting" from their home college 
and who may be eligible for VA benefits must con- 
tact the Durham Tech Veterans Affairs office to pro- 
vide appropriate documentation. 

The Veterans Handbook, available in the VA office, 
provides detailed information on school procedures 
and educational benefits. 

Standards of Academic Progress, 
Attendance, and Conduct for Students 
Receiving Veterans Educational Benefits 

Public Law 95-908 (the G.I. Bill) requires that 
each educational institution approved for veter- 
ans to receive educational benefits must establish 
written policies that clearly state what is expected of 
a veteran in the areas of academic progress, class 
attendance, and conduct. 



Veterans whose benefits are terminated for unsatis- 
factory progress, lack of attendance, or misconduct 
must receive counseling before they can be recerti- 
fied for educational benefits. The required counsel- 
ing sessions may delay reinstatement of benefits 
from two to four months. 

Standards of Academic Progress for 
Veterans 

The following standards of academic progress are 
reviewed each semester for all students receiv- 
ing veterans educational benefits: 

1. Warning/Unsatisfactory Progress — Received a 
grade point average of below 2.0 (C) for one 
semester. Students are referred to Counseling 
Services for academic counseling. 

2. Probation/Unsatisfactory Progress — Received a 
grade point average of below 2.0 (C) for two 
consecutive semesters. Students must report 
immediately to the VA office for counseling 
referral to be eligible for veterans benefits. 

3. Suspension/Unsatisfactory Progress — Received 
a grade point average of below 2.0 (C) for three 
consecutive semesters. Veterans are not eligible 
for benefits for the next enrolled semester, 
although they may continue in college at their 
own expense. 

4. Reinstatement — After not receiving veterans 
benefits for one semester, students may reenter 
on Step 2 at their own expense if the problem 
causing academic difficulty has been resolved. 
However, students must earn a C or better in one 
or more courses before being eligible to begin 
receiving veterans educational benefits. 

Attendance Requirements for Veterans 

All students are expected to pursue good faith 
attendance by limiting absences to 15 percent or 
less of the total contact hours required in the class for 
the semester. If a student receiving veterans educa- 
tional benefits must drop a class, the student must 
notify Durham Tech's Veterans Affairs office imme- 
diately. College officials are required to report the 
student's last day of attendance, and this information 
is forwarded to the regional Veterans Administration 
office. Certification ceases to be in effect as of the 
last day of attendance for dropped courses. 

Procedures for Determining Conduct for 
Veterans 

Conduct requirements are the same for veteran 
and nonveteran students (see page 29). 

Course Substitutions for Veterans 

Students receiving veterans educational benefits 
will ordinarily be limited to two course substitu- 
tions in their program of study, not including sub- 
stitutions resulting from changes in course numbers. 



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ACADEMIC INFORMATION 



ACADEMIC 
INFORMATION 



The focus of the Instructional Services Division 
is effective student learning for career and per- 
sonal growth. To this end, the faculty and staff are 
available to work closely with students from the 
point of application for admission through the pro- 
gression of courses to placement following comple- 
tion of studies at Durham Tech. 

This section covers academic policies effective at the 
time of this catalog's publication. These policies 
apply to all students enrolled at the institution and 
supersede all previously published academic docu- 
ments issued by the college. Under special conditions, 
these policies may be modified according to proce- 
dures approved by the chief instructional officer. 

The policies do not attempt to cover standards or 
requirements prescribed by the Veterans Admin- 
istration or other institutions, groups, or agencies 
providing financial aid to Durham Tech students. 

Nursing students have special academic policies 
designed to meet standards and requirements 
defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. 
Nursing students should refer to the nursing hand- 
books for specific policies affecting their enroll- 
ment at Durham Tech. 

Classification of Programs of Study 

The college is authorized by the State Board of 
Community Colleges to award the Associate in 
Arts degree, Associate in Science degree, Associate 
in Applied Science degree, and Associate in General 
Education degree as well as diplomas and certifi- 
cates. Requirements for these awards follow: 

Associate in Arts (A. A.) — Completion of all require- 
ments for the Associate in Arts degree totaling 64 
semester hour credits. 

Associate in Science (A.S.) — Completion of all 
requirements for the Associate in Science degree 
totaling 64 semester hour credits. 

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) — Completion 
of all required courses as listed on the specific pro- 
gram plan of study totaling no fewer than 64 
semester hour credits. 

Associate in General Education (A.G.E.) — 
Completion of all requirements for the Associate in 
General Education degree totaling 64 semester 
hour credits. 

Diploma — Completion of all required courses iden- 
tified on the program plan of study totaling no fewer 
than 36 semester hour credits. 

Certificate — Completion of all required courses 
identified on the program plan of study totaling 1 8 
semester hour credits. 

Most programs of study require total credit hours in 
excess of the minimum credit hour requirements 
indicated here. 



Classification of Students 

Persons attending the college are classified as 
either curriculum or special students and as full- 
time or part-time students according to the follow- 
ing definitions: 

Curriculum Students — Persons who have been fully 
admitted to a program of study leading to an associ- 
ate's degree, diploma, or certificate. Curriculum 
students are served by academic advisors in their 
programs of study. They are also eligible to be con- 
sidered for course substitutions or credit by exami- 
nation and qualify for academic recognition. They 
may also benefit from other academic options 
offered by the college, unless restricted from doing 
so by the program in which they are enrolled. 

Special Students — Persons who have not been 
admitted to a program of study offered by the col- 
lege and, therefore, are not officially pursuing a 
degree, diploma, or certificate. Special students 
may consult with an academic advisor upon request 
but are not assigned a specific advisor. They are not 
eligible to be considered for course substitutions or 
credit by examination and do not qualify for aca- 
demic recognition. 

It is strongly recommended that special students 
intending to complete a program of study at 
Durham Tech not proceed beyond one semester 
of full-time study, or 12 credits, as special stu- 
dents before applying for admission. Delay in 
applying may result in loss of credits and other 
penalties or disadvantages. 

Full-Time Students — Persons who have registered 
for a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester. 

Part-Time Students — Persons who have registered 
for fewer than 12 credit hours for the semester. 

Plan of Study 

A student admitted to a degree, diploma, or cer- 
tificate program must meet the requirements 
listed on the curriculum's plan of study for the aca- 
demic year during which the student was accepted. 

The sequence of courses outlined in a program's 
plan of study (available in the Admissions office or 
from the program director) is based on fall semester 
admittance unless otherwise indicated. Students 
enrolling in other semesters should work closely 
with their advisor to plan their course sequence. In 
general, the student should follow the sequence of 
courses listed on the plan of study to meet all course 
prerequisites and to complete the program in the 
allotted time frame. Otherwise, it may be necessary 
for the student to extend the period of enrollment to 
satisfy all requirements for graduation. Effective 
Fall 1997, the college converted all programs to 
semester-based plans. Graduation is based on the 
plan of study in effect on the date the student is 
admitted to the program. Students not enrolled for 



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three consecutive semesters, and who return in a 
new academic year, must be readmitted to the pro- 
gram and must follow the plan of study in effect at 
the time of readmission. 

Course loads for full-time students are established 
by the list of courses on the student's plan of study. 

Only courses listed on the student's plan of study 
and any officially approved substitute courses count 
toward graduation. 

A student must receive a passing grade in each 
course required by the plan of study. Courses not 
completed satisfactorily must be repeated for the 
student to be eligible for graduation. 

A student may not be admitted to and/or enrolled in 
more than one degree, diploma, or certificate pro- 
gram at a time without approval of the chief instruc- 
tional officer. 

When changing from one curriculum to another, a 
student must apply for admission to the new pro- 
gram through the Admissions office. 

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites 
Some courses have prerequisites and corequisites 
which are listed in the course descriptions at the back 
of this catalog. Before these courses may be taken, 
any prerequisite course must be completed with a 
grade of C or better (completing with a grade of B or 
better is required in some Developmental Studies 
courses). Corequisites must have been taken during a 
previous semester or during the same semester. 

During registration, advisors will work with stu- 
dents to determine that prerequisites have been met. 
Students who have not met the prerequisites are 
referred to the program director or department dean 
for determination of course placement. 

Course Repeat 

A student may not enroll in the same course more 
than three times without departmental approval. 
Some Health Technologies programs have a limit of 
two enrollments. 



Credit Hour Calculation 

Durham Technical Community College operates on 
a three- semester academic calendar. The fall and 
spring semesters are each 16 weeks long; the sum- 
mer semester is 10 weeks long. 

A credit hour at Durham Tech, as required by the 
North Carolina Administrative Code, is calculated 
according to the following formula as based on a 
16-week semester: one hour of classroom instruc- 
tion per week equals one credit hour; two hours of 
supervised laboratory instruction per week equal 
one credit hour; three hours of supervised manipu- 
lative laboratory, shop, or clinical practice per week 
equal one credit hour; and 10 hours of work experi- 
ence, practicum, or internship per week equal one 
credit hour. 



Course Substitutions 

In special circumstances, the chief instructional 
officer may approve an appropriate course for sub- 
stitution of a course listed on the plan of study. 
However, the substituted course must academically 
parallel or enhance the program objectives, and the 
total credit hours in each category on the plan of 
study must be satisfied. The substitution will be 
made on an individual basis and may not apply to 
all students in a given program. Approval for course 
substitutions must be received before registration. 

Transfer Credit 

Transfer students applying for admission to 
Durham Technical Community College must 
meet all admissions requirements for their chosen 
programs. However, some programs may waive 
placement testing if the applicant has previously 
completed math or English courses. Students should 
consult an admissions counselor about transfer 
credit before taking placement tests or enrolling in 
courses. 

For accepted students, Durham Tech evaluates 
transfer credit for equivalent courses with a grade of 
C or better from member institutions of the North 
Carolina Community College System and other 
postsecondary institutions accredited by a regional 
accrediting association. Transfer credit may also be 
granted for certain general education courses not 
offered by Durham Tech. 

Applicants who have been enrolled in any postsec- 
ondary institution are required to submit official 
transcripts of previous academic work to Durham 
Tech's Admissions office if they desire an evalua- 
tion of transfer credit. When granting transfer cred- 
it is in question, the student may be asked for sup- 
porting documentation such as a course description 
or course syllabus. 

To be eligible for graduation, a student transferring 
from another institution must complete at least one- 
fourth of the total credit hours required and at least 
nine of the last 1 8 hours completed while enrolled 
at Durham Technical Community College. Credit 
transferred from another institution is not used in 
calculating the student's grade point average for 
academic progress and graduation. 

When a student changes from one program of study 
to another within Durham Tech, all academic 
requirements, including the grading policies of the 
new program, must be met for graduation. Upon 
acceptance into the new program, all courses which 
are commonly required by more than one program 
may be transferred with the same grade the student 
originally received. Students admitted to a new pro- 
gram of study may choose to transfer or repeat these 
courses. 




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After a student has been admitted to a program of 
study, approved courses may be taken at another 
accredited institution for transfer to Durham Tech 
with prior permission from the department dean. 
Such courses will satisfy the appropriate course 
requirements in the student's program of study. 

Grading System 

Durham Technical Community College employs 
a letter grading system to evaluate the student's 
performance in meeting the stated objectives of the 
classroom, laboratory, shop, clinical setting, or 
work experience. 

The following letter grades and grade points are used: 







Grade Points 


Grade 


Significance 


Per Semester Hour 


A 


Superior Work 


4 


B 


Very Good Work 


3 


C 


Average Work 


2 


D 


Below Average Work 


1 


F 


Unsatisfactory Work — 
Must Repeat Course 




I 


Incomplete — Makeup 
Work Required 




IP 


In Progress — Must Repeat 
Developmental Course 




W 


Withdrawal or 
Dropped by Instructor 




AU 


Audit 




CE 


Credit by Examination 





Explanation of Special Grades 

The following special grades are assigned at 

Durham Tech when a grade of A, B, C, D, or F is not 

achieved: 

/: Incomplete — Makeup Work Required 
The special grade of I is assigned when the student 
has performed at a satisfactory level and has made 
significant progress toward the completion of 
course objectives but is unable to complete all pre- 
scribed work by the end of the semester due to 
extenuating circumstances such as accident, illness, 
or comparable unavoidable developments. Under 
normal circumstances, the grade of I will not be 
assigned to a student who fails to appear for the 
final examination. 

To receive the grade of I, the student must confer 
with the instructor and request the I grade on or 
before the last class day of the semester. The student 
must provide the instructor with documentation of 
particular circumstances necessitating the I grade. If 
such circumstances are considered legitimate, the 



instructor will provide the student with written 
instructions specifying the work to be completed 
and the completion deadline. 

If the student completes the work according to the 
instructor's requirements, a grade for that work is 
assigned and computed in the final course grade. If 
the course work is not completed during the subse- 
quent semester, the I grade is changed to an F grade. 

In no case may the work be completed later than the 
conclusion of the following semester. If the incom- 
plete course is an essential prerequisite for a subse- 
quent course, the student may be required to remove 
the I grade within a significantly shorter period of 
time. Otherwise, the subsequent course must be 
dropped. 

An I grade received during the semester before the 
semester of graduation must be removed by the 
midterm of the semester in which the student 
intends to graduate. 

IP: In Progress — Must Repeat Developmental Course 
The special grade of IP is assigned only to some 
Developmental Studies courses (most courses with 
a number of 99 or lower) when the student has not 
mastered all course competencies. The student must 
re-register for the course before progressing to the 
next level of course work. 

W: Withdrawal from Course 
The special grade of W is assigned when a student 
officially withdraws or is dropped from a course by 
the instructor during the first 60 percent of the class 
meeting hours. After the 60 percent date, a letter 
grade other than W will be assigned for the course 
indicating the student's academic average (which 
will include any missed assignments). 

AU: Course Audit 

The special grade of AU is assigned when a student 
enrolls in and regularly attends a course on a non- 
credit basis. Enrollment is subject to space avail- 
ability and the program director's prior approval. 
The audit student, like the credit student, is subject 
to Durham Tech's attendance policy. The student 
may not change from credit-to-audit or audit-to- 
credit status after the first 10 calendar days of the 
semester. 

CE: Credit by Examination 
The special grade of CE is awarded when a student 
has applied for and successfully completed the 
requirements for credit by examination. Qualified 
curriculum students with relevant prior training or 
experience may earn academic credit for certain 
courses by examination. A student interested in 
receiving such credit should contact the appropriate 
program director for information on the procedures 
for application. To receive credit by examination, 
the student must be enrolled in a curriculum and be 
registered for the course for which application is 
made. The application must be approved within the 
first seven calendar days of the semester, and the 



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jxamination must be completed within the first 14 
calendar days of the semester. 

lb receive credit by examination, the student must 
icore at least 85 percent on the examination. In cer- 
ain courses, the required passing score may be 
ugher. The examination may be taken only once, 
ind a student failing the examination must complete 
he course for credit. No more than 10 percent of the 
otal credit hours required by the student's plan of 
study may be earned by examination unless the 
chief instructional officer gives special approval to 
exceed this limit. 

Change of Grade 

\\\ change of grade requests are to be submitted on 
change of grade forms for approval by the chief 
nstructional officer. All change of grade requests 
)ther than those converting an I grade to a letter 
grade require written explanations of the reasons for 
he changes and must be requested within one cal- 
endar year after the original grade was assigned. 

Irade Point Average 

\cademic progress at Durham Technical 
Community College is based on a 4.0, or letter 
grade of A, cumulative grade point average system. 
\ final grade point average of 2.0, or a C, is 
•equired for graduation from all programs of study. 

Hie student accumulates grade points based on 
grades earned per semester. The grade point average 
s determined by dividing grade points earned in 
courses by the number of semester credit hours 
attempted, as shown in the following example: 



Zourse 


Grade Credit Hours 


Grade Points 




Total 


BUS 110 


C 


3 


x 


2 


= 


6 


FIP230 


B 


5 


X 


3 


= 


15 


BHS211 


A 


5 


X 


4 


= 


20 


ENG 111 


F 


3 
16 


X 








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41 •*■ 16 = 2.56 Grade Point Average 

Dnly those courses taken in residence and prescribed 
3y the student's plan of study or officially approved 
substitute courses are included in calculating the 
grade point average required for graduation. 

\. student who earns a grade of D or below on a 
equired course may repeat the same course. In such 
in instance, only the higher grade will be used in 
calculating the grade point average for graduation. 
\. student may take a different elective course 
nstead of repeating the elective course in which a 
grade of D or below was earned; however, the cred- 
t hours and grade points for both courses will be 
ncluded in calculating the grade point average for 
graduation. 



No grade points are earned when a special grade of 
I, IP, W, AU, or CE is received or when credits are 
transferred to the college. 

All grades remain on the student's transcript. 

Standards of Progress 

Since a minimum grade point average of 2.0 is 
required for graduation, students are urged to 
maintain at least 2.0 each semester. Students with 
either a cumulative or semester grade point average 
of less than 2.0 are not considered to be making sat- 
isfactory progress. See "Standards for Academic 
Progress for Students Receiving Veterans 
Educational Benefits." 

Durham Tech supports a system of academic inter- 
vention rather than academic dismissal. Students 
whose cumulative grade point average has fallen 
below 2.0 will receive a letter from the Student 
Records office encouraging them to consult with 
their faculty advisor, consider a reduced course 
load, and seek academic assistance from the 
Campus Learning Center or the Counseling 
Services Department. 

Academic Recognition 

Full-time curriculum students who earn a grade 
point average between 3.25 and 3.74 for the 
semester are named to the Dean's List for that 
semester. Full-time curriculum students with a 
grade point average of 3.75 or above are named to 
the President's List for the semester. 

Full-time or part-time students completing their 
plan of study with a grade point average between 
3.25 and 3.74 are graduated with honors, while stu- 
dents maintaining a grade point average of 3.75 or 
above throughout their studies are graduated with 
high honors. Students who have earned a grade 
point average of 4.0 and who participate in com- 
mencement exercises are recognized individually at 
the ceremony. 

In addition, academic achievement of students 
attending Durham Technical Community College is 
recognized through the Gamma Beta Phi Society, an 
honor and service organization for students in two- 
year and four-year colleges and universities in the 
United States. Gamma Beta Phi Society was char- 
tered at Durham Tech in 1990. Students nominated 
for membership must be enrolled full time or part 
time for at least 12 credit hours toward a degree, 
certificate, or diploma and have a grade point aver- 
age ranking within the top 20 percent of the class. 

Student-Instructor Responsibilities 

At Durham Technical Community College, the 
student and the instructor are obliged to meet a 
number of reciprocal responsibilities within the stu- 
dent-teacher relationship. 




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The student is responsible for arriving at all classes 
on time and preparing to participate in assigned 
work or activities; obtaining assignments from the 
instructor before an absence, whenever possible, so 
that work may be submitted upon returning; 
requesting to make up assignments missed due to 
legitimate absences (make-up assignments will fol- 
low procedures stipulated by the instructor at the 
outset of the course); and seeking instructor assis- 
tance when clarification or additional help is need- 
ed to complete an assignment. 

The college does not permit a student to attend class 
with a child or leave a child unattended on campus 
while attending class. 

The instructor is responsible for being prepared for 
each class, starting the class on time, and providing 
a full period of effective instruction throughout the 
semester; providing students with complete infor- 
mation on the objectives and requirements of the 
course, including the resources available to students 
outside the classroom or laboratory; maintaining an 
accurate record of attendance on all students and 
consulting promptly with students on any atten- 
dance problems; and being available to students 
outside of class in the event additional help is need- 
ed in meeting course requirements. 

Attendance 

Regular attendance is required for the student to 
complete all course requirements and receive 
the optimum benefit of instruction. In the event of 
absence, it is the student's responsibility to make up 
all missed work in the most timely manner possible. 
Failure to make up missed work will adversely 
affect the student's course grade. For more informa- 
tion, see also Student Withdrawals, Faculty Drops, 
and Absences on page 14. 

Tardiness and Early Departure 

The student should be on time for each class ses- 
sion and should be prepared to remain for the 
full duration of the class. Tardiness or early depar- 
ture from class that results in the student missing at 
least 20 percent of the instructional session may be 
considered an absence. Chronic tardiness and/or 
leaving class early may adversely affect the stu- 
dent's course grade and may cause the student to be 
dropped from the course. 

Academic Honesty 

Durham Technical Community College demands 
complete academic integrity from each student. 
Academic dishonesty is the participation or collab- 
oration in specific prohibited forms of conduct. 
Participation or collaboration may be active (such 
as submitting a term paper which includes plagia- 
rized work) or passive (such as receiving a copy of 
a test before class). 



Academic dishonesty includes the following: 

1. Unauthorized copying, collaboration, or use of 
notes, books, or other materials on examinations 
or other academic exercises; or 

2. Plagiarism, which is defined as the intentional 
representation of another person's work, words, 
thoughts, or ideas as one's own; or 

3. Unauthorized possession of any academic mate- 
rial, such as tests, research papers, assignments, 
or similar materials; or 

4. Furnishing false information with the intent to 
deceive members of the college faculty or 
administration who are acting in the exercise of 
their official duties. 

Violation Procedure 

Any student who commits any of the acts described 
above as well as any other act which constitutes a 
clear offense against the academic integrity of the col- 
lege, shall be disciplined in the following manner: 

1. In the case of a first offense of academic dishon- 
esty, a grade of zero shall be given on that particu- 
lar academic exercise in which the act of dishon- 
esty occurred. The instructor must notify the 
student of the assigned grade of zero within seven 
working days. The instructor must also provide 
written notice of the violation to the chief instruc- 
tional officer via the program director and depart- 
ment dean. The chief instructional officer will noti- 
fy the instructor of any prior final findings of 
academic dishonesty against the student. If the 
offense is a second or third violation, the student 
will be assigned a grade of F for the course; and the 
paragraphs below will apply. 

a. If the student wishes to appeal the instructor's 
decision, he/she may appeal to the program 
director. This appeal must be in writing and 
must be presented to the program director 
within seven working days of receiving the 
grade of zero. The appeal must clearly explain 
why the instructor's decision is incorrect or 
improper. The instructor may respond to the 
student's appeal in writing. Any response 
must be promptly furnished to the student by 
the program director. The program director 
will schedule a meeting with the student, 
investigate the appeal, and present the student 
with a written decision within seven working 
days of receiving the appeal or meeting with 
the student, whichever is later. 

b. There is no right to appeal a first offense of 
academic dishonesty beyond the instructor's 
immediate supervisor. Upon a final finding 
that the student has violated this academic 
honesty policy, written notice, together with 
all supporting material evidence, shall be for- 
warded to the chief instructional officer. 
Written notice of such a final finding shall 



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also be provided to the Counseling Services 
office. Once a final finding of academic dis- 
honesty has been made, the student may not 
return to class until he/she has contacted the 
Counseling Services office. 

c. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event 
that the instructor is the program director or 
department dean and the academic dishonesty 
occurs in a class under his/her jurisdiction, the 
appeal shall be to the instructor's immediate 
supervisor. 

d. A determination of academic dishonesty will 
be deemed a "final finding" when the student 
fails to appeal an adverse decision in accor- 
dance with this policy or when the instructor's 
initial decision is sustained and cannot be fur- 
ther appealed. 

In the case of a second offense of academic dis- 
honesty, the instructor shall expel the student from 
the class with a grade of F for the course. The 
instructor must notify the student of assignment of 
the F grade within seven working days. The 
instructor must also provide written notice of the 
violation to the chief instructional officer via the 
program director and department dean. If the stu- 
dent wishes to appeal, the procedures outlined 
below shall be followed. 

a. If the student is not satisfied with the program 
director's decision, he/she may appeal to the 
department dean. This appeal must be in writ- 
ing and must be presented to the department 
dean within seven working days of receiving 
the program director's decision. The appeal 
must clearly explain why previous decisions 
are incorrect or improper. The department 
dean will schedule a meeting with the student, 
investigate the matter, and present the student 
with a written decision within seven working 
days of receiving the appeal or meeting, 
whichever is later. 

b. If the student is not satisfied with the depart- 
ment dean's decision, he/she may appeal to the 
chief instructional officer. The chief instruction- 
al officer may investigate the appeal by assign- 
ing the appeal to a committee or personally 
consulting with the parties. In either case, the 
student will be provided an opportunity to 
appear before the committee or chief instruc- 
tional officer and present relevant evidence as 
determined by the trier of fact. A recommenda- 
tion by the committee shall be made to the chief 
instructional officer within seven days of the 
hearing. There is no right to appeal a second 
offense of academic dishonesty beyond the 
chief instructional officer level. 



c. Rules of procedure for committee hearings 
convened in accordance with this policy shall 
be determined by the committee, approved by 
the chief instructional officer, and published 
and made available to the student prior to the 
hearing. 

3. In the case of a third offense of academic dishon- 
esty, the instructor shall expel the student from the 
class and assign a grade of F for the course. The 
instructor must also provide written notice of the 
violation to the chief instructional officer via the 
program director and the department dean. If the 
student wishes to appeal, the applicable proce- 
dures outlined above shall be followed. Upon a 
final finding of a third offense of academic dis- 
honesty and upon receiving a written recommen- 
dation by the chief instructional officer, the presi- 
dent of the college may suspend the student for a 
minimum of one year. Suspension because of 
academic dishonesty will be recorded on the stu- 
dent's transcript. 

4. In addition to the procedures described above, 
any student in a clinical, practicum, or work 
placement setting (such as clinicals in the Health 
Technologies programs), who commits any seri- 
ous error or offense or dishonesty which, in the 
opinion of the instructor, compromises the 
health, safety, or well-being of any child, patient, 
fellow student, or any other person may be 
immediately expelled from the class and 
removed from the premises by the instructor or 
by other appropriate personnel. The instructor 
must promptly provide the student with written 
notice of the expulsion. Written notice of the 
expulsion, together with all supporting material 
evidence, shall be provided to the chief instruc- 
tional officer within three working days of the 
imposition of the expulsion. This additional pro- 
vision is imposed in recognition of the fact that 
in special settings, dishonesty and serious errors 
of judgment may have consequences that are far 
more significant and far-reaching than those 
occurring in the usual academic setting. The stu- 
dent may appeal an expulsion from a clinical, 
practicum, or work placement course in accor- 
dance with the provisions of this policy and any 
practicum, clinical, or work setting agreements, 
policies, or procedures that may apply. 

5. The right to appeal decisions concerning issues 
addressed by this policy is limited to the proce- 
dures outline above. 




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Student Grievance Procedures 

From time to time, conflicts and disagreements 
may arise between students and their instructors 
or between students and staff. The college wishes to 
resolve those conflicts through grievance procedures 
that are both equitable and expeditious. If a student 
has an academic conflict with an instructor, the stu- 
dent should follow the academic grievance proce- 
dure. If the student has a conflict that is non-academ- 
ic, the student should follow the non-academic 
grievance procedure. Copies of these procedures are 
both available in the Counseling Services office. In 
addition, the academic grievance procedure is also 
available in the Instructional Services office. 

TRANSFER TO SENIOR COLLEGE 
AND UNIVERSITIES 

The following information concerning transfer 
credit to senior institutions is subject to change 
without notice. Transferring students should contact 
admissions offices at four-year institutions concern- 
ing admission requirements and transfer credits for 
specific programs of study. 

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science 

Either the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree or the 
Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is awarded 
for the University Transfer program. For students 
who began their program Fall Semester 1997 or 
later and who complete the University Transfer pro- 
gram (for courses with a grade of C or above), after 
being accepted at a four-year university, will trans- 
fer as a junior to all University of North Carolina 
(UNC) System institutions. Students, after being 
accepted at the four-year university, who complete 
the general education core (for courses with a grade 
of C or above) will meet general education require- 
ments for all UNC system institutions. Faculty in 
the University Transfer Department can assist stu- 
dents with most basic transfer information for pub- 
lic and private institutions in North Carolina. 

Associate in Applied Science 

The Associate in Applied Science (A. A.S.) 
degree is awarded for two-year technical pro- 
grams which focus on preparing the student for the 
job market. There are senior institutions which 
accept some of these degrees as the first two years 
of a four-year program. Other senior institutions 
will evaluate the Associate in Applied Science 
degree on a course-by-course basis. 

Counseling Services staff assist students with trans- 
fer to other educational institutions. Information 
about the colleges and universities that offer trans- 
fer credit for courses in the Associate in Applied 
Science degree programs completed at Durham 
Tech is available in the Counseling Services office. 



Associate in General Education 

The Associate in General Education (A.G.E.) is a 
highly-flexible degree program which a student 
may structure to meet individual needs. Courses for 
the A.G.E. degree may be selected from either the 
University Transfer program or from technical pro- 
grams, provided that a minimum of 18 credits in a 
general education core is included. Transferability 
of courses is dependent on which specific courses 
are selected for the degree. Additional information 
is available from the Admissions office or the 
A.G.E. program director. 

COUNSELING SERVICES 



The experience of being a student can be both 
exciting and challenging. The Counseling 
Services Department is aware of the diverse experi- 
ences of Durham Tech students and provides many 
services which foster their academic success and 
personal growth. From admission to graduation, 
students have found these services to be an impor- 
tant part of their success. 

Student Development 

The experience of college goes far beyond the 
classroom. Successful students acquire skills to 
manage education, career, and their personal lives. 
To foster the full development of students, 
Counseling staff members are involved in all aspects 
of college life. Counseling staff answer questions 
and provide information about college activities, 
provide support to curriculum programs, and create 1 
support services which address the needs of the col- 
lege's diverse student population. Counselors often 
facilitate relationship skills though effective student 
and instructor communication. 

Counseling staff, in conjunction with the Campus 
Learning Center staff, also provide Student Success 
Workshops to address many important issues. Study 
skills, time management, test anxiety, health and 
wellness, career choices, and job hunting tools are 
only a few of the many topics addressed. Students are 
encouraged to take advantage of these workshops 
each semester. For information about available work 
shops and times, look for the current semester sched- 
ule of Student Success Workshops in Counseling 
Services or in the Campus Learning Center. 

Career Services 

Our diverse, rapidly-growing economy offers 
tremendous opportunity for students searching 
for a job. However, identifying the career and spe- 
cific job that suits one's skills, abilities, and person- 
ality can be a frustrating task. Career Services offers 
resource materials, interest inventories, workshops 
and individual counseling to help students develop 
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Career Services staff act as a liaison between stu- 
dents seeking jobs and prospective employers. 
Counselors maintain information on full-time and 
; part-time job opportunities, conduct job fairs, and 
! coordinate placement interviews. Career Services 
| staff also assist students with resume writing, inter- 
viewing techniques, and job-seeking skills. 

i Durham Tech is a key partner in the Durham 
iJobLink Career Center located a few short blocks 
[from the main campus. This partnership enables 
I our students and the residents of Durham to access 
i countless job opportunities throughout the state. In 
! addition, a part-time Employment Security 
| Commission counselor is available in Counseling 
! Services. Students interested in taking advantage of 
j Career Services should visit the Counseling 
Services office located in the White Building, Room 
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Disability Services 

Students with physical, psychological, or learning 
disabilities may utilize services designed to create 
equal access to the many aspects of education. At 
Durham Tech, Disability Services provides accom- 
modations which reflect the college's commitment to 
accessible quality education. 

Students achieve educational access through the 
effective use of accommodations such as individu- 
alized educational planning; support staff, including 
note-takers and interpreters; assistive technology; 
alternative testing arrangements; and priority assis- 
tance during registration. By using a process of 
individual planning, students are encouraged to use 
their diverse abilities to succeed. Students with dis- 
abilities are encouraged to learn more about avail- 
able services by calling the coordinator at (919) 
686-3606 (V/TTY). 

Academic and Personal Counseling 

In keeping with Counseling Services' commitment 
to student success, counselors also realize that a 
student's academic performance is affected by pres- 
sures of many types and degrees. For that reason, 
counseling staff members are available to meet with 
students individually to discuss a wide range of per- 
sonal concerns. Counselors provide encouragement 
and support, intervene in times of crisis, make refer- 
rals when necessary, and help students identify and 
resolve personal issues. All discussions and consul- 
tations are confidential. 

Hours of Operation 

"'he Counseling Services office is open 8 a.m. to 
. 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. Fridays. Students may also make an 
appointment to meet with a staff member at other 
times by calling (919) 686-3652 or by coming to 
Room 23 of the White Building. 



INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

An advisor for international students is available 
in the Admissions office to help with registra- 
tion, academic and personal counseling, and place- 
ment testing. The international student advisor also 
issues immigration forms and helps with immigra- 
tion matters. For information about admission 
requirements for international students, see page 12. 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES 

Durham Tech's Educational Resources Center 
houses the library and the Campus Learning 
Center, with its wide range of resources to help stu- 
dents meet their academic goals. 

Mission and Purpose 

The Educational Resources Department supports 
the Durham Technical Community College mis- 
sion to assist the full institutional community 
toward its goals. In addition, the Educational 
Resources Department strives to promote lifelong 
learning, academic learning experiences, and new 
ideas and resources; participate in the college's 
teaching and learning process; and provide varied 
materials, services, and equipment for students, fac- 
ulty, and staff in a flexible and caring environment. 

Library 

The library's collection includes more than 
30,000 books, magazines, newspapers, films, 
tapes, and a variety of other audiovisual materials. 
Computerized databases guide students to informa- 
tion on topics of interest. 

Most materials may be checked out for three weeks. 
Reference and reserve materials may be used only in 
the library. Members of the staff are always available 
to help students locate and use the library's resources. 
To borrow materials, a user must obtain a library card 
by presenting a valid Durham Tech identification 
card at the main desk in the library. Users are respon- 
sible for the cost of replacing lost cards. 

Library facilities include individual and group study 
areas as well as an area where students may read 
newspapers, popular magazines, professional jour- 
nals, and paperback books. 

The library is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays 
through Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 9 
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The library is closed 
Saturdays during the summer semester. 

Campus Learning Center 

The Campus Learning Center (CLC) offers stu- 
dents a number of alternatives to the traditional 
classroom setting for education. Except for self- 
paced or televised credit courses, all of the follow- 
ing CLC services are free: . 




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1. Five skills centers offer students individualized, 
cost-free tutoring. The Math Center provides 
personalized tutoring in all levels of mathemat- 
ics, including developmental math, math for sci- 
ences, and university transfer math. Videotapes 
offer additional assistance in algebra, trigonome- 
try, and calculus. The Writing Center can help 
students at all levels improve their skills in gram- 
mar and writing. Handbooks, handouts, and 
other materials are also available in the Writing 
Center. The Reading/Science Center provides 
assistance to students who are preparing for the 
Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) or the place- 
ment test and to students enrolled in reading and 
science courses. Materials are offered to assist 
with vocabulary and pronunciation as well. The 
Spanish Center offers students enrolled in 
Spanish courses the opportunity to practice their 
pronunciation and to consult a tutor about gram- 
mar questions. 

In the Computer Center, students may use IBM 
and Macintosh computers for word processing, 
spreadsheets, or other software that is available 
on the machines. A tutor is available to assist stu- 
dents who are not familiar with computers or 
who need help with software. 

Depending on tutor availability, the CLC may 
also offer assistance with other subjects. Look 
for CLC flyers each semester or call 686-3554 
for more information about current offerings. 

2. The CLC co-sponsors a series of Student 
Success Workshops on academic topics, such as 
study skills, note-taking, learning styles, and test 
anxiety; life skills topics, such as stress manage- 
ment; and career skills workshops, including job 
hunting tools and career choices. Additional 
workshops are offered in the CLC for students in 
need of grammar skills-building. Watch for fly- 
ers and brochures for dates, times, and locations 
of these workshops. 

3. The CLC offers a number of special courses in 
mathematics. Students use self-instructional 
materials, supplemented by assistance from CLC 
instructors, to earn course credit. Students may 
adjust their study schedule to suit their conve- 
nience, but all course requirements must be com- 
pleted by the last day of the semester. 

Course content and requirements for CLC's spe- 
cial courses are identical to those for classroom 
segments of the same course, and the same 
tuition is charged. Attendance policies are strict- 
ly enforced from the first day of the semester. 
For example, students enrolled in a three- 
semester credit-hour course must attend the 
course in the CLC for three hours every week. 

Students may register for CLC special courses 
during regular registration but must obtain an 
authorization form in the CLC and sign up for an 
orientation time before registering for the class. 



4. Telecourses are videotaped college-level courses 
televised for adult learners. These are complete 
learning systems designed for home or off-cam- 
pus use, with content identical to comparable on- 
campus courses. However, the televised lessons 
allow instructors to provide demonstrations and 
other learning experiences which are unavailable 
in the traditional classroom setting. Students com- 
pleting a telecourse earn full curriculum credit. 

Students register for telecourses in the same way 
as for classroom sections of credit courses and 
pay the same tuition. Besides viewing the 
lessons (on television at home or on videotape in 
the CLC), students are expected to attend an ori- 
entation session as well as three to five work- 
shops and testing sessions on campus. Students 
must also purchase textbooks and study guides 
and prepare written assignments. Instructors are 
available to meet with telecourse students at the 
workshop sessions, during their scheduled office 
hours, and by telephone. 

STUDENT LIFE 

The college encourages student participation in 
organizations and activities. Student activities 
are designed to provide a variety of meaningful edu- 
cational, cultural, and social experiences. 

All organizations must be chartered and approved 
by the Student Senate and must have a faculty or 
staff advisor. Student organizations may not restrict 
membership on the basis of race, sex, color, age, 
religion, national origin, or disability. 

Student Ambassador Program 

Student Ambassadors participate in the college's 
recruitment efforts on campus and in the com- 
munity. They also serve as hosts for school func- 
tions, conduct campus tours, and assist with the reg- 
istration information table and other registration 
and orientation activities. Ambassadors are awarded 
tuition at the in-state rate and a book and supply 
stipend for their service. 

Student Organizations 

Durham Tech acknowledges the importance of 
student life outside the classroom and supports 
a variety of social, cultural, and professional oppor- 
tunities to enhance a student's in-class educational 
experiences. The following organizations are 
among those currently available to students at 
Durham Tech: Amigos Unidos (Spanish Club); 
B'hai; Book of the Month Club, Durham Tech 
Association for Education of Young Children; 
Electronics Engineering Technology Club; Gamma 
Beta Phi (academic honor society); Gay, Lesbian, 
and Bisexual Society; Literary Club; Phi Beta 
Lambda (business society); Practical Nursing 
Students' Club; Scholastic Opticians Association; 
Science Club; Single Parent Association; Spanish 



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Honor Society; Student Committee for Social 
Justice; Student Nurses' Organization; Student 
Occupational Therapy Association; Tau Eta Sigma 
(dental); and Thespian Society (drama club). 

Activities and special events on campus include the 
following: Black History Month/Cultural Heritage 
Week; Campus Festivals, Fall and Spring; Career 
Days; concerts, plays, and other cultural events; 
Cultural Exchange Day; Dr. Martin Luther King, 
Jr., Day Celebration; Native American Celebration; 
and Senior College Day. 

Student Publications 

Recognizing the importance of a public forum 
for the written expression of ideas as well as the 
development of effective communication skills, 
Durham Tech supports student involvement in cam- 
pus publications. Students produce Tech Tribune, a 
student newspaper, and Final Draft, a student liter- 
ary magazine. 

While the views expressed in these publications do 
not necessarily reflect those of the college, faculty 
and staff advisors assist students in developing pub- 
lications in a manner consistent with responsible 
journalism, acceptable English composition, and 
the stated purposes of the college. 

Student Senate 

The Student Senate provides input to the college's 
administration on decisions affecting students, 
makes decisions regarding the allocation of student 
event funds, and plans student activities and events. 
The Senate also approves and provides support for 
student organizations. Student senators represent aca- 
demic departments and student organizations. 

Student interest and leadership are necessary for the 
Student Senate to function effectively; students are 
encouraged to become actively involved. Additional 
information about the Student Senate is available 
from the Counseling Services office. 

GOVERNANCE AND SAFETY 

Student Conduct 

All Durham Technical Community College stu- 
dents are expected to conduct themselves as 
responsible adults. Participation in any activity 
which, in the opinion of the administration, disrupts 
the educational process or functioning of the col- 
lege may result in disciplinary action, whether it 
occurs on campus or at any college-sponsored 
activity. Specific violations of the student code of 
conduct include the following: 

1. Academic dishonesty (cheating/plagiarizing); 

2. Vandalism, damage, destruction, or theft of insti- 
tutional or private property; 

. Violation of regulations concerning drug and 
alcohol use, as outlined in the college Drug and 
Alcohol Policy (see next column); 



4. Possession or use of weapons except for legally 
authorized use either on campus or at any col- 
lege-sponsored event; 

5. Harassment and/or assault — verbally or physical- 
ly — of a college employee, student, or visitor; 

6. Violation of college regulations or policies; and 

7. Breach of any federal, state, or local law. 

Violations may result in probation, suspension, or 
expulsion from the college by the president, upon 
recommendation by the dean of Student Services 
and the chief instructional officer. 

Drug and Alcohol Policy 

Problems with substance abuse are extremely 
complex. Substance abuse on campus can affect 
the safety and well-being of faculty, staff, and stu- 
dents. Therefore, it is the policy of Durham 
Technical Community College that the unlawful 
manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, 
or use of alcohol or a controlled substance is pro- 
hibited on Durham Tech premises or as part of any 
college-sponsored activities. Any student violating 
this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up 
to and including suspension, expulsion, and referral 
for prosecution. The specifics of this policy are dis- 
tributed to students annually. Copies of the policy 
are available in Counseling Services, Human 
Resources, and the Business office. 

Student Grievance and Appeals 

Students have the right to appeal decisions which 
affect their status at Durham Technical 
Community College. Students are encouraged to 
first try to resolve grievances through open commu- 
nication with involved parties. When this is not pos- 
sible, or the problem remains unresolved, students 
may utilize the grievance and appeals procedures 
detailed in the Student Handbook. Copies of the 
official student grievance procedures are available 
in the library and in the Counseling Services office, 
Room 23 in the White Building. 

Student Participation in College Decision 
Making 

Durham Tech encourages and provides for stu- 
dent involvement in institutional governance 
and decision making through various means. These 
include the following: 

1 . The Student Senate consists of student represen- 
tatives who provide input and recommendations 
to the college's administration. 

2. A student serves as a non- voting member of the 
college's Board of Trustees. 

3. Student involvement also occurs through mem- 
bership on advisory committees, task forces, and 
other campus committees. 




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4. Students participate in college decision making 
through involvement in the evaluation of cours- 
es and services. 

5. Student involvement is promoted through on- 
going interaction with faculty and staff and 
through participation in student organizations 
and activities. 

Safety and Security 

Campus Security provides 24-hour-a-day patrol 
protection for college buildings, grounds, and 
parking lots. It responds to crime reports, fires, 
medical emergencies, traffic accidents, and other 
incidents requiring police assistance. 

Students, faculty, and staff can report emergencies 
to Security by dialing extension 3555 from any on- 
campus phone, or calling the police by dialing 9- 
911. To report security or safety hazards or other 
non-emergency situations, call the Security 
Department at 686-3382. 

Anyone who must walk alone on campus at night is 
encouraged to take advantage of a Security 
Department escort by dialing extension 3555 or 
3382 from a campus phone. A member of the 
Security staff will accompany the caller to any cam- 
pus building or parking lot. 

Identification Card 

During registration, a student must obtain an identi- 
fication card from the Security office. 

Campus Safety Tips 

• Park in well-lighted areas and lock your car, 
even in the daytime. Keep packages and person- 
al belongings out of sight. 

• Do not walk or jog alone, especially after dark. 
Call Security for an escort. 

• Be aware of people and activities around you, 
and report suspicious behavior to Security. 

First Aid 

Security personnel can provide first aid for minor 
injuries. They are also trained as first responders in 
medical emergencies. For medical assistance, call 
extension 3555 or 9-911. 

Lost and Found 

Items should be turned in to the Security office, 

located at the back annex of the White Building. 

ADULT EDUCATION AND BASIC 
SKILLS PROGRAMS 

Durham Technical Community College offers 
several programs of study for adults who want 
to improve their basic literacy skills or complete 
their high school education. Many graduates of 
these programs continue their education at Durham 
Tech or pursue job training opportunities. 



Admission to these programs is open to adults 18 
years of age and older. The admissions process 
begins with a placement test to determine where 
students should start in the program. Most courses 
are free, although students in some programs must 
buy their books and pay a small student fee. 

Adult Basic Education (ABE) 

The ABE program serves adults who read below 
the ninth-grade level. Students take courses in 
basic reading, writing, and math, which prepare 
them to enter the Adult High School Diploma or 
GED programs. 

Adult High School Diploma (AHSD) 

This program offers courses that lead to a high 
school diploma. Students must complete the 
number of courses required by the State of North 
Carolina and must pass the state competency tests. 
Students who meet these requirements receive an 
Adult High School diploma. They may then contin- 
ue their education at Durham Tech, another college, 
or pursue other postsecondary opportunities. 
Durham Tech offers the AHSD program in cooper- 
ation with the public school systems of Durham and 
Orange counties. 

General Educational Development (GED) 

As an official GED testing center, Durham Tech 
offers instruction for adults who have not com- 
pleted high school but who have learned from their 
life and work experiences. GED courses prepare 
students to take tests in English, social studies, sci- 
ence, reading, and math. Students who pass all parts 
of the GED examination receive a high school 
equivalency certificate awarded by the North 
Carolina State Board of Community Colleges. GED 
graduates may enroll at Durham Tech for further 
education, or they may gain job skills in other ways. 

English as a Second Language (ESL) 

ESL courses are open to adults whose native lan- 
guage is not English. Courses range from begin- 
ning to advanced levels of instruction. Advanced stu- 
dents may take conversation courses and other 
specialized subjects. All ESL courses help students 
cope with real-life situations requiring the use of 
English. Fees may be required for higher-level courses. 

Compensatory Education (CED) 

The CED program serves the needs of mentally 
retarded adults. It offers instruction in language, 
math, social science, health, consumer education, 
and community living. The program gives students 
opportunities to become more independent, to ben- 
efit from pre- vocational training, and to acquire the 
skills they need to manage work, community, 
social, and personal responsibilities. 



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Human Resource Development (HRD) 

Designed for unemployed and underemployed 
adults, the HRD program provides structured 
pre-employment training, counseling, and assis- 
tance leading to permanent employment or further 
job-related training. The program is designed to 
reduce reliance on public assistance and unemploy- 
ment benefits by preparing participants to enter the 
labor market and become economically self-suffi- 
cient. No student fee is charged. 

Workplace Literacy 

For local industries and businesses, the college 
can provide on-site instruction for employees 
who need to upgrade skills in reading, math, com- 
munication, and other work-related abilities. This 
customized training may include Adult Basic 
Education, GED, English as a Second Language, 
and other basic job performance skills, depending 
on the organization's specific needs. 

CORPORATE AND CONTINUING 
EDUCATION PROGRAMS 

Durham Technical Community College offers 
several non-credit education and training pro- 
grams, courses, and activities to meet the lifelong 
learning needs of citizens in its service area of 
Durham and Orange counties. 

Corporate Education Department 

The purpose of the Corporate Education 
Department is to identify the training and edu- 
cation needs of businesses and industries in the col- 
lege service area and to provide programs and ser- 
vices which meet or exceed those needs. To 
accomplish this purpose, the Corporate Education 
Department engages in extensive and ongoing inter- 
action with human resource and training profession- 
als from businesses and industries in the service 
area to identify education and training needs, iden- 
tify resources both inside and outside the institution 
necessary to meet those needs, and coordinate the 
delivery of resources to meet those needs. 
Programs within the Corporate Education 
Department include Occupational Extension, New 
and Expanding Industry Training, Focused 
Industrial Training, the Small Business Center, the 
Personal Computer Training Center, and 
Community Service programs. 

Occupational Instruction 

One of the most important purposes of the 
Corporate Education Department is to provide 
opportunities for people wanting to improve their 
job-related skills or to prepare for entering or reen- 
tering the work force. Occupation-related, non- 
credit courses and programs are conducted through- 
out the year in a wide variety of disciplines. These 
include computer applications, health and safety 
procedures, certification renewal and licensure 



preparation, health and safety procedures, and pro- 
fessional continuing education for specialists in var- 
ious career fields. 

Personal Computer Training 
The personal computer training facility housed in 
the Corporate Education Center has state-of-the-art 
computer hardware technology installed in a net- 
worked environment. Students learn the most recent 
versions of computer application software. 
Instructors use "hands-on" methods to teach how 
personal computers and software are employed in 
business and industry settings. Computer courses 
are also conducted at the Northern Durham Center 
and, on a more limited basis, at the college's satel- 
lite locations in Orange County. 

Customized Training 

Training tailored to meet the specific needs of the 
organization and its employees is available in such 
areas as supervision, quality improvement, manage- 
ment and leadership development, team building 
and communications, and various technical applica- 
tions. The training may be conducted at the compa- 
ny site or on campus, and may be scheduled at the 
employer's convenience. 

New and Expanding Industry 
This customized program is specifically intended 
for new companies moving into the college's ser- 
vice region or for existing companies that are 
expanding their operations. The training is coordi- 
nated with the North Carolina Department of 
Community Colleges and the Employment Security 
Commission. 

Focused Industrial Training 
Tailored to meet an existing company's specific 
needs, this training is directed primarily towards 
workers in construction, maintenance, and manu- 
facturing occupations who need to upgrade their 
skills and expand their technical knowledge. 
Focused training can be conducted for as few as one 
or two individuals. This program offers highly spe- 
cialized instruction that otherwise might not be eco- 
nomically feasible. 

Zenger-Miller Human Resource Development 
Durham Tech is a licensed provider of Zenger- 
Miller human resource development programs. 
Courses available for business and industry training 
include the following copyrighted selections: 
Frontline Leadership, Working, Team Leadership, 
Team Effectiveness, and Facilitating Successful 
Meetings. These courses are led by certified 
Zenger-Miller facilitators. 

Cosponsored Job Training 

Durham Tech regularly joins with other human 
resource agencies and programs, such as the North 
Carolina Department of Labor and area chambers of 
commerce, to offer specialized training for specific 
target audiences. These ventures are often directed 
to the needs of underrepresented populations in par- 
ticular industries. 




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CORPORATE & CONTINUING EDUCATION /GENERAL POLICIES & PROCEDURES 




Small Business Center 

Located in downtown Durham, the Small 
Business Center serves both existing and start- 
up companies of 100 or fewer employees. The cen- 
ter provides small business owners and managers 
with information needed to be successful, including 
advice on marketing, sales, bookkeeping, and man- 
agement. Services include confidential counseling; 
technical assistance; seminars, courses and other 
training; referrals to other agencies; and access to a 
small business resource library. 

Public Service Training 

The college also offers non-credit education 
opportunities for public service agencies and 
professionals through the Public Services 
Technologies Department. A wide range of public 
service training is available for volunteers and other 
public service personnel to maintain readiness in 
such areas as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, First 
Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, arson 
detection, hazardous materials management, defen- 
sive driving, and firearms handling. 

Heath Care Training 

The college provides non-credit training for 
health care agencies, institutions, and profes- 
sionals. Nursing Assistant I, a 12-week program 
that prepares students to perform basic nursing 
skills under professionals' supervision, is a health 
extension program offered by the college. This 
training emphasizes the mental, social, physical, 
and environmental needs of the patient, safety and 
restorative services, personal and special care pro- 
cedures and activities, observations and measure- 
ments, communication and documentation, and the 
role of the nursing assistant as a member of the 
health care team. 

Community Service Programs 

This lifelong learning program offers courses, 
seminars, and other learning activities that con- 
tribute to the community's overall cultural, civic, 
and intellectual growth. The program offers adults 
the opportunity to develop new or increased compe- 
tence in the avocational, academic, or practical skill 
areas. Courses are offered in foreign languages, arts 
and crafts, home improvements and repairs, and a 
wide variety of personal development subjects. 



GENERAL POLICIES 
PROCEDURES 



AND 



Admission, Registration, and Fees 

Admission to all publicly offered Adult, 
Corporate Education, and Continuing 
Education programs is open to adults 18 years and 
older, on a first-come, space-available basis unless 
special admission requirements must be met. 
Payment of registration fees and any special fees 
must also be made prior to attending class. The cur- 
rent state-regulated registration fee for Continuing 
Education courses is $35 per course. 

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) 

Durham Technical Community College is autho- 
rized to award continuing education units (CEU) 
for the successful completion of non-credit 
Occupational Extension/Continuing Education cours- 
es. One CEU is defined as "10 contact hours of par- 
ticipation in an organized continuing education pro- 
gram under responsible sponsorship, capable 
direction, and qualified instruction." The number of 
CEUs awarded for a course is recorded on the 
Continuing Education transcript and on the certificate 
of completion awarded for courses of 10 or more 
hours of instruction. The CEU is widely accepted as a 
recognized standard of professional development. 

Course Refunds 

If a Continuing Education course is cancelled, a 
complete refund is made automatically. Refunds are 
otherwise subject to the current policy and procedures 
in effect at the time of registration, consistent with 
state law. A copy of the Continuing Education refund 
policy is available at all registration sites and is pub- 
lished in the course schedule. 

Course Repeats 

Anyone registering for the same Occupational 
Extension course more than twice in a five- 
year period will be required to pay $35 or more to 
register unless the course is required for certifica- 
tion or licensure renewal, in which case the regular 
registration fee would apply. 

Senior Citizens 

Durham Tech waives the registration fee for per- 
sons 65 years or older, unless a course is con- 
ducted on a self-support basis. Senior citizens are 
responsible for paying any additional fees or expens- 
es required for a course, such as the computer-use fee. 

Self-Support Courses 

Some courses are offered by the college on a self- 
support basis, which means they are not con- 
ducted with state funding. The fees for these cours- 
es vary. Exemptions for senior citizens do not apply 
to self-support courses. 



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PROGRAMS OF STUDY 




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Accounting is often considered "the language of busi- 
ness" because of the need to record, classify, summa- 
rize, and interpret results of business operations in quantita- 
tive or financial terms. Its three major fields are public 
accounting, private or industrial accounting, and govern- 
mental and non-profit accounting. 

In their work, accountants must often bring difficult problems 
to a satisfactory conclusion by gathering and analyzing relevant 
information; and accountants must meet and talk with employ- 
ees throughout the organization. Therefore, accountants must 
communicate clearly and effectively and must understand all 
facets of the organization. 

The Accounting program is designed to build a solid founda- 
tion in accounting principles, theories, and practices. This is 
achieved by combining accounting courses with courses in the 
related fields of business and computing and by supplementing 
this instruction with general education subject matter such as 
English, public speaking, and critical thinking. 



The curriculum prepares the graduate for an entry-level 
accounting position, such as junior accountant, bookkeeper, 
accounting clerk, cost clerk, and payroll clerk and for relat- 
ed occupations in data processing. With experience and 
sometimes additional education, an individual will be able to 
advance. 

Students planning to sit for the Certified Public 
Accountants' Examination may take accounting courses 
toward fulfillment of that exam's accounting education 
requirement. 

Students may take day or evening classes. Day students 
may complete the program in five semesters. Evening stu- 
dents may complete the program in eight semesters. The 
Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded upon suc- 
cessful completion of the program. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order in 
which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Day Program © 5 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



CLASS 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



ACC 120 Principles of Accounting I 

CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 

2 - Spring 



3 - Summer 



BUS 115 Business Law I 

COM 231 Public Speaking 

HUM 115 Critical Thinking 

PSY 150 General Psychology 

4 - Fall 



2 4 

2 3 

3 

2 3 



ACC 121 Principles of Accounting II 3 2 4 

ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1 2 2 

BUS 110 Intro, to Business 3 3 

CIS 120 Spreadsheet I 2 2 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 



ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2 2 3 

ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I 3 2 4 

ACC 225 Cost Accounting 3 3 

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 3 
Major Elective 

5 - Spring 

ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting II 3 2 4 

ACC 227 Practices in Accounting 3 3 

ACC 269 Auditing 3 3 

Major Elective 

Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 63 

Major Elective Credit Hours 9 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 72 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



Evening Program O 8 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



CLASS 



ACC 120 Principles of Accounting I 
CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 
MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 

2 ^Spring 



ACC 121 
CIS 120 
ENG 111 

3 - Summer 



ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 

ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I 

BUS 115 Business Law I 

5 - Spring 



HUM 115 



7 - Fall 



Critical Thinking 
Major Elective 



ACC 
ACC 



227 
269 



Practices in Accounting 

Auditing 

Major Elective 



8 - Spring 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



2 4 
2 3 
2 3 



Principles of Accounting II 3 2 4 

Spreadsheet I 2 2 3 

Expository Writing* 3 3 



BUS 110 Intro, to Business 3 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

PSY 150 General Psychology 3 3 

4 -Fall 



ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 

COM 231 Public Speaking 3 

Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



2 2 
2 4 
3 



ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2 2 3 

ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting II 3 2 4 

ACC 225 Cost Accounting 3 3 

6 - Summer 



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The Architectural Technology curriculum provides indi- 
viduals with knowledge and skills that will lead to 
employment and advancement in the field of architectural 
technology. Technical courses are included which will 
enable the graduate to advance into related areas of work as 
job experience is obtained or to continue toward an advanced 
degree in an associate field of technology. 

Architectural technicians translate the architect's design 
sketches into complete, accurate plans and drawings for con- 
struction purposes. The technician is involved in work 
requiring knowledge of drafting, computer graphics, con- 



PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



struction materials, mechanical and structural systems, esti- 
mating, building codes, and specifications. 

Initial employment opportunities exist with architectural 
and engineering firms, private utilities, contractors, and 
municipal governments. The Architectural Technology cur- 
riculum is a two-year program which awards the Associate of 
Applied Science degree. The Architectural Technology pro- 
gram is offered during the day and may be completed in five 
semesters. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order in 
which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



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Intro, to Architectural Tech. 1 6 3 

Construction Materials and Methods 3 2 4 

Residential Architectural Tech. 1 6 3 

Expository Writing* 3 3 

Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 



ARC 


111 


ARC 


112 


ARC 


113 


ENG 


111 


CIS 


110 



2 - Spring 



ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 2 

ARC 131 Building Codes 2 2 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I* 2 2 3 

3 - Summer 



ARC 119 Structural Drafting 

ARC 211 Light Construction Tech. 

ARC 240 Site Planning 

PSY 150 General Psychology 

4 - Fall 



ARC 132 

ARC 230 

ARC 236 

ARC 263 

PHY 121 

5 - Spring 



Specifications and Contracts 2 2 

Environmental Systems 3 3 4 

Architectural Mech/Elec Tech. 4 2 

Intro, to ADA Title III 1 2 2 

Applied Physics I 3 2 4 



ARC 212 Commercial Construction Tech. 1 6 3 

ARC 213 Design Project 2 6 4 

ARC 220 Advanced Architectural CAD 1 3 2 

ARC 235 Architectural Portfolio 2 3 3 
Humanities Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 65 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 68 




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The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum is designed to 
prepare the graduate to assess, analyze, plan, implement, 
and evaluate nursing care. The graduate is eligible to apply 
to take the National Council Licensure Examination 
(NCLEX-RN), which is required to practice as a registered 
nurse. 

Individuals desiring a career in registered nursing should 
take biology, algebra, and chemistry courses before entering 
the program. 

The registered nurse may be employed in a wide variety of 
health care settings, such as hospitals, long-term care facili- 
ties, clinics, physicians' offices, industry, and community 
health agencies. 

The five-semester Associate Degree Nursing program pro- 
vides the knowledge and skills needed to function effective- 
ly in all areas of the profession. Clinical and classroom expe- 
riences represent an integrated approach, with the student 
moving from simple to complex nursing concepts and skills. 
The classroom portion of the program is taught during the 
day. Clinical experiences are more flexible, with day and 
limited evening rotations available at health care facilities 
throughout the Triangle area. 

A new student may enroll in the fall semester. Advanced- 
standing students may enroll on a space-available basis. 
Program graduates are awarded the Associate in Applied 
Science degree. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order in 
which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Day Program @ 5 Semesters 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CUNIC CREDIT 



1 - Fall 



BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4 

CIS 113 Computer Basics 2 1 

NUR 110 Nursing I 5 3 6 8 

PSY 1 50 General Psychology 3 3 

2 - Spring 



BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

NUR 120A Nursing II 

NUR 120B Nursing II 

3 - Summer 



3 3 4 

3 3 

2.5 3 3.5 

2.5 3 3 4.5 



NUR 130 Nursing III 

SOC 210 Intro, to Sociology 

4 - Fall 



BIO 275 Microbiology 

NUR 210A Nursing IV 

NUR 210B Nursing IV 

5 - Spring 



3 3 4 
2.5 1.5 4.5 4.5 
2.5 1.5 7.5 5.5 



ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 
NUR 220 Nursing V 

Humanities Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 



Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 71 



3 








3 


4 


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68 
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*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 




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PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



One out of every seven people in the United States is 
employed by a business involved in the automotive 
industry. Automotive repair and service technicians are a 
large part of this group. The need for and importance of 
automotive technicians can be seen in the fact that more than 
200 million cars, trucks, and buses are on the roads today — 
all requiring maintenance, inspection, and repair. 

Work as an automotive technician varies in different 
shops. Some shops provide service and repair on all types of 
vehicles, while others specialize in one or two makes of 
vehicle or types of repair. Areas of specialization include 
engine repair, automatic transmissions, manual transmis- 
sions and drive trains, suspension and steering, brakes, elec- 
trical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and 
engine performance. 

Technicians inspect and test to determine the causes of 
faulty operation and perform maintenance services. They 
repair or replace defective parts to return the vehicle to its 



proper performance and economy using the technical infor- 
mation systems, knowledge, and skills learned in the 
Automotive Systems Technology program. 

This program helps a student develop technical and man- 
ual skills through class assignments, discussions, and practi- 
cal lab experiences in the clean and well-equipped automo- 
tive shop at Durham Tech. Day classes are offered in the 
Automotive Systems Technology program; and students may 
take evening classes to complete certificate options in 
Chassis Servicing and Engine Performance. 

An Associate Degree in Applied Science is awarded for 
successful completion of all requirements in the five- 
semester Automotive Systems Technology program, and a 
diploma is awarded for completing the three-semester pro- 
gram. A student who successful completes an evening cer- 
tificate option is awarded a certificate. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order in 
which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



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Day Program © 5 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CREDIT 

1 - Fall 

AUT 110 Intro, to Automotive Tech. 2 2 3 

AUT 151 Brake Systems 2 2 3 

AUT 152 Brake Systems Lab 2 1 

AUT 171 Heating and Air Conditioning 2 3 3 

CIS 110 Intro, to Microcomputers 2 2 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 

2 - Spring 

AUT 115 Engine Fundamentals 2 3 3 

AUT 116 Engine Repair 1 3 2 

AUT 141 Suspension and Steering 2 4 4 

AUT 161 Electrical Systems 2 6 4 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 3 

3 - Summer 



COE 112 Co-op Work Experience I 
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AUT 164 

AUT 181 

AUT 182 

AUT 231 

AUT 232 

BUS 110 

PHY 121 

5 - Spring 



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Automotive Electronics 2 2 3 

Engine Performance-Electrical 2 3 3 

Engine Performance-Electrical Lab 3 1 

Manual Drive Trains/Axles 2 3 3 

Manual Drive Trains/Axles Lab 3 1 

Intro, to Business 3 3 

Applied Physics I 3 2 4 



AUT 183 Engine Performance-Fuels 2 3 

AUT 184 Engine Performance-Fuels Lab 3 

AUT 221 Automatic Transmissions 2 6 

AUT 281 Advanced Engine Performance 2 2 
Social Science Elective 



Required Course Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 
060, MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be 
required based on placement test results. 



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Automotive Systems Technology (Diploma) 

Day Program © 3 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CRED 



Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 

Chassis Servicing - Certificate 

Evening Program O 3 Semesters 

AUT 110 Intro, to Automotive Tech. 

AUT 151 Brake Systems 

AUT 1 52 Brake Systems Lab 

AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Systems 

AUT 231 Manual Drive Trains/Axles 

AUT 232 Manual Drive Trains/Axles Lab 

Engine Performance - Certificate 

Evening Program © 3 Semesters 

AUT 110 Intro, to Automotive Tech. 

AUT 161 Electrical Systems 

AUT 181 Engine Performance-Electrical 

AUT 182 Engine Performance-Electrical Lab' 

AUT 183 Engine Performance-Fuels 

AUT 184 Engine Performance-Fuels Lab 



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AUT 110 
AUT 151 
AUT 152 
CIS 110 
ENG 111 
MAT 115 


Intro, to Automotive Tech. 
Brake Systems 
Brake Systems Lab 
Intro, to Microcomputers 
Expository Writing* 
Mathematical Models* 


2 
2 

2 
3 
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AUT 115 
AUT 116 
AUT 141 
AUT 161 
ENG 112 
PHY 121 


Engine Fundamentals 
Engine Repair 
Suspension and Steering 
Electrical Systems 
Argument-Basic Research 
Applied Physics 


2 
1 
2 
2 
3 
3 


3 
3 
4 
6 

2 


3 
2 
4 
4 
3 
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AUT 181 
AUT 183 
AUT 231 
AUT 232 


Engine Performance-Electrical 
Engine Performance-Fuels 
Manual Drive Trains/Axles 
Manual Drive Trains/Axles Lab 


2 
2 
2 



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3 
3 
3 


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The Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) certificate 
program prepares individuals to take the Basic Training 
Law Enforcement Officers Certification Examination (man- 
dated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and 
Training Standards Commission) and the Justice Officers 
Basic Training Certification Examination (mandated by the 
North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards 
Commission). 

To complete this program successfully, the student must 
satisfy the minimum requirements for certification by one or 
both of these commissions. On completing the program, the 
successful student should possess the general attributes, 
knowledge, and skills needed to function as a law enforce- 
ment officer. 

Basic Law Enforcement Training is offered only as a unit; 
it must be completed in its entirety and cannot be taken in 
sections. State law requires mandatory attendance of all 
classes. The program director can authorize absences for 
emergencies. If absences for any reason exceed 10 percent 



of all classes, the student is automatically excluded from fur- 
ther attendance and must complete another offering of BLET 
in its entirety. 

North Carolina's state, county, and municipal govern- 
ments offer job opportunities in law enforcement. In addi- 
tion, the knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in this 
course of study qualify graduates for positions with private 
enterprise in areas such as industrial, retail, and private secu- 
rity. 

The training includes a program of physical activity. To 
be admitted to the BLET program, a student must undergo a 
physical examination which must be completed before start- 
ing the program. Persons with felony convictions at any time 
or with class "B" misdemeanor convictions within the last 
five years are not eligible to enroll in the program. Students 
completing this one-semester, day program earn a certificate. 

The required course in this program is shown on this page. 
Please contact the Admissions Office or the program director for 
more information. 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CREDIT 



1 - Fall 



CJC 100 Basic Law Enforcement Training 
Total Credit Hours Required for a Certificate 



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The Business Administration curriculum is designed to 
introduce students to the various aspects of the free enter- 
prise system. Students are provided with a fundamental 
knowledge of business functions and processes as well as an 
understanding of business organizations in today's global 
economy. 

Course work includes study of business concepts such as 
accounting, business law, economics, management, and mar- 
keting. Skills related to applying these concepts are devel- 
oped through the study of computer applications, communi- 
cation, team building, and decision making. 

Through developing these skills, students have a sound 
education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared 
for employment opportunities in government agencies, finan- 
cial institutions, and large to small business or industry. 

Students may complete this program during the day or 
evening. Day students may complete the program in five 
semesters. Evening students may complete the program in 
eight semesters. The Associate in Applied Science degree is 
awarded upon successful completion of the program. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Day Program © 5 Semesters 



class 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



1 - Fall 



ACC 
BUS 
ECO 
ENG 
MAT 



120 
110 
251 
111 
115 



Principles of Accounting I 3 2 4 

Intro, to Business 3 3 

Principles of Microeconomics 3 3 

Expository Writing* 3 3 

Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 



2 - Spring 



ACC 121 Principles of Accounting II 3 2 4 

BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 3 

CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 



3 - Summer 



BUS 115 Business Law I 
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 
PSY 150 General Psychology 
Major Elective 

4 -Fall 



BUS 225 
BUS 255 
CIS 120 
MKT 120 

5 - Spring 



Business Finance 2 2 3 

Organizational Behavior in Business 3 3 

Spreadsheet I 2 2 3 

Principles of Marketing 3 3 

Major Elective 



BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3 3 

BUS 239 Business Applications Seminar 1 2 2 

COM 231 Public Speaking — 3 3 

Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 61 

Major Elective Credit Hours 9 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 70 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 





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MAT 115 

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Expository Writing* 
Mathematical Models* 


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CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 

3 - Summer 


2 
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3 


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3 
3 
3 




BUS 115 
HUM 115 
PSY 150 

4 - Fall 


Business Law I 
Critical Thinking 
General Psychology 


3 
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3 







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3 
3 


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ACC 120 
BUS 137 
ECO 252 

5 - Spring 


Principles of Accounting I 
Principles of Management 
Principles of Macroeconomics 


3 
3 
3 


2 




4 
3 
3 


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ACC 121 Principles of Accounting II 
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 
Major Elective 

6 - Summer 


3 
3 


2 



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3 


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CIS 120 
COM 231 

7 - Fall 


Spreadsheet I 
Public Speaking 


2 
3 


2 



3 
3 




BUS 153 
BUS 255 

8 - Spring 


Human Resource Management 
Organizational Behavior in Business 
Major Elective 


3 
3 






3 

3 




BUS 225 
BUS 239 


Business Finance 

Business Applications Seminar 

Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 


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2 
2 


3 
2 

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Operations Management is a concentration of study in the 
Business Administration curriculum. This concentration is 
designed to educate individuals in the technical and managerial 
aspects of operations for manufacturing and service industries. 

Analytical reasoning, problem solving, and continuous 
improvement concepts required in today's dynamic business 
and industry environments are emphasized. Concepts 
include quality; productivity; organizational effectiveness; 
financial analysis; and the management of human, physical, 
and information resources. 

Graduates should qualify for leadership positions by 
enhancing their professional skills in supervision, team lead- 
ership, operations planning, quality assurance, manufacturing 
and service management, logistics/distribution, health and 
safety, human resources management, and inventory/materi- 
als management. 

Students may complete this program in the evening. Both 
Associate in Applied Science degree and diploma programs 
are offered for the Operations Management concentration in 
Business Administration. The associate degree program may 
be completed in eight semesters, and the diploma program 
may be completed in five semesters. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 

Business Administration/Operations 

Management (Diploma) 

Evening Program © 5 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CREDIT 

1 - Fall 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

ISC 121 Environmental Health and Safety 3 3 
MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 

2 - Spring 



BUS 115 
ECO 251 
ISC 210 

3 - Summer 



Business Law I 3 3 

Principles of Microeconomics 3 3 

Operations and Production Planning 3 3 



ACC 
CIS 



120 
110 



Principles of Accounting I 
Intro, to Computers 



4 -Fall 



BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 3 

BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in Business 3 3 

ISC 131 Quality Management 3 3 

5 - Spring 

MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3 3 

OMT 112 Materials Management 3 3 

OMT 260 Issues in Operations Management 3 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 43 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



Business Administration/Operations 
Management (Degree) 

Evening Program O 8 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CREDIT 

1 - Fall 

BUS 110 Intro, to Business 3 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 

2 - Spring 

ACC 120 Principles of Accounting I 3 2 4 

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

3 - Summer 



HUM 
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Critical Thinking 
General Psychology 



4 - Fall 



BUS 115 
ISC 210 
MKT 120 

6 - Summer 



CIS 
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Spreadsheet I 
Public Speaking 



7 - Fall 



BUS 153 Human Resources Management 3 
OMT 112 Materials Management 3 

OMT 260 Issues in Operations Management 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 3 

CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

ISC 121 Environmental Health and Safety 3 3 

5 - Spring , 



Business Law I 3 3 

Operations and Production Planning 3 3 
Principles of Marketing 3 3 



BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in Business 3 3 

ISC 131 Quality Management 3 3 

ISC 153 Motion and Time Study 2 3 3 

8 - Spring 



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The Clinical Trials Research Associate curriculum pre- 
pares individuals to assist physicians and clinical 
researchers in the initiation, administration, coordination, 
and management of clinical research studies for the develop- 
ment of new drugs, clinical products, and treatment regi- 
mens. 

Course work includes in-depth study of drug develop- 
ment, federal regulations, good clinical practice, and clinical 
research processes. Supervised field work provides skill 
application in subject recruitment, regulatory compliance, 
accountability for drugs and devices, and documentation of 
subject involvement in clinical research studies. 



Evening Program © 7 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CLINIC CREDIT 



BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4 

CTR 110 Intro, to Clinical Research 3 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

2 - Spring 

BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4 
CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

CTR 112 Clinical Research Terminology 2 2 

3 - Summer 

CTR 115 Clinical Research Regulations 3 3 
MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 

PHM 120 Pharmacology I 3 3 

4 -Fall 

CTR 120 Research Protocol Design 3 3 

CTR 130 Clinical Research Mgmt. 4 4 

PHM 125 Pharmacology II 3 3 

5 - Spring 

CTR 150 Research Fieldwork I 15 5 

CTR 210 Research Data and Reports 2 2 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

6 - Summer 

CTR 220 Research Site Management 3 3 

HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 3 

SOC 215 Group Processes 3 3 

7 -Fall 



CTR 250 Research Fieldwork II 

CTR 281 Trends in Clinical Research 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



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*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



Students completing the seven-semester evening program 
may earn the Associate in Applied Science degree. 

Students may also complete Level I and Level II pro- 
grams. Students completing the five-semester Level I 
evening program or the four-semester Level II evening pro- 
gram earn a certificate. 

Graduates may be eligible to sit for national certification 
examinations. Research employment opportunities include 
medical centers, hospitals, pharmaceutical industries, clinics, 
research facilities, biotechnology or device companies, and 
physicians' offices. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 

Clinical Research - Level I Certificate 

Evening Program © 5 Semesters 

CTR 110 Intro, to Clinical Research 

CTR 112 Clinical Research Terminology 

CTR 115 Clinical Research Regulations 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models 

CTR 120 Research Protocol Design 

CTR 210 Research Data and Reports 

Clinical Research - Level II Certificate 
Evening Program © 4 Semesters 

CTR 130 Clinical Research Management 

HUM 115 Critical Thinking 

SOC 215 Group Processes 

CTR 220 Research Site Management 

CTR 281 Trends in Clinical Research 



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The Criminal Justice Technology program prepares stu- 
dents for a career in the multifaceted criminal justice sys- 
tem. The curriculum is structured around a core of courses 
allowing students to acquire the basic knowledge and skills 
needed to work in law enforcement, private security, and 
other related areas of criminal justice. 

The curriculum, which covers a variety of topics in crimi- 
nal justice, focuses on developing the ability to understand 
and apply legal concepts, investigative techniques, interview- 
ing and interrogation methods, evidence collection and pre- 
sentation, report writing, patrol operations, and traffic man- 
agement. 

The program also stresses practical skills needed to deal 
with the complex social, psychological, political, and organi- 
zational factors that affect the discretionary decisions of law 
enforcement personnel. This blend of specific skills and 
informed perspectives prepares the Criminal Justice 
Technology graduate to make the difficult decisions often 
required when serving the needs of the community. 

Graduates find job opportunities in federal, state, county, 
and municipal governments. The knowledge and skills 
acquired in this program also qualify graduates for positions 
with private enterprise in areas such as industrial, retail, and 
private security. 

Graduates in Criminal Justice Technology earn an 
Associate in Applied Science degree. This degree program, 
which is offered during the day and evening, may be com- 
pleted in five semesters. Classrooms, lab facilities, and fac- 
ulty offices are located at the college's Northern Durham 
Center. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 




Day © and Evening Program O 5 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CBEDJI 

1 - Fall 

CJC 111 Intro, to Criminal Justice" 3 3 

CJC 112 Criminology 3 3 

CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations" 3 3 
ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

Major Elective 

2 - Spring 

CJC 132 Court Procedure and Evidence 3 3 
CJC 222 Criminalistics 3 3 

CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

PSY 150 General Psychology 3 3 

3 - Summer 

CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

Humanities Elective 
Social Sciences Elective 

4 - Fall 



CJC 
CJC 
CJC 
CJC 
CJC 


114 
122 
141 
212 
215 


Investigative Photography 

Community Policing 

Corrections 

Ethics and Community Relations 

Organization and Administration 


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CJC 131 Criminal Law" 

CJC 213 Substance Abuse 

CJC 221 Investigative Principles* 

MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 



Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 
Social Sciences Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



3 
3 
3 
4 
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3 
3 
3 

69 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 

"Requirements for this course may be met through completion 
of CJC 100 Basic Law Enforcement Training. 



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PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



The Dental Laboratory Technology program teaches the 
techniques and skills that enable graduates to fabricate 
artificial dental restorations, as prescribed by a licensed prac- 
ticing dentist, and to function effectively in the dental labo- 
ratory. 

With specialized hand instruments and equipment, the 
dental laboratory technician uses materials such as gypsum, 
waxes, acrylics, ceramics, and metals to fabricate complete 
and partial dentures, crowns, bridges, and orthodontic appli- 
ances. Many dental laboratory technicians specialize in 
crowns and bridges, dentures, or dental ceramics. They may 
be employed by dentists, commercial dental laboratories, 
schools of dentistry, or Veterans Administration hospitals. 
Companies manufacturing dental materials and equipment 
also employ technicians as sales representatives. 

This curriculum includes courses in complete and partial 
denture techniques, crown and bridge techniques, ceramics, 
and orthodontic techniques. Students gain practical experi- 



ence during their fifth semester of study when they are intro- 
duced to actual laboratory work through rotations to off- 
campus laboratory sites. 

Graduates of the five-semester day program receive an 
Associate in Applied Science degree. Certificate options are 
available in Cast Partial Denture Techniques, Complete 
Denture Techniques, Crown and Bridge Techniques, and 
Dental Ceramic Techniques. 

The Dental Laboratory Technology program is accredited 
by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The 
Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by 
the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary 
Accreditation and by the United States Department of 
Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be 
contacted at (312) 440-2719 or at 21 1 East Chicago Avenue, 
Chicago, IL 60611. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



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HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



1 - Fall 



DLT 111 

DLT 114 

DLT 116 

PHS 121 

ENG 111 

2 - Spring 



Dental Anatomy/Physiology 3 6 5 

Dental Materials 1 6 3 

Complete Dentures 19 4 

Applied Physical Science I 3 2 4 

Expository Writing* 3 3 



DLT 211 
DLT 123 
MAT 115 

3 - Summer 



Advanced Complete Dentures 2 12 6 

Crown and Bridge 2 12 6 

Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 
Social Science Elective 



DLT 119 
DLT 126 

4 - Fall 



Wrought-Ortho Appliances 1 9 4 

Advanced Crown and Bridge 1 9 4 

Humanities Elective 



DLT 118 

DLT 217 

DLT 219 

ENG 112 

CIS 113 

5 - Spring 



Cast Partial Dentures 3 9 6 

Ceramic Techniques 2 9 5 

Jurisprudence and Ethics 1 1 

Argument-Based Research 3 3 

Computer basics 2 1 



DLT 222 Advanced Ceramic Techniques 2 
DLT 215 Advanced Partial Dentures 1 

DLT 224 Dental Lab Practice 



Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Sciences Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



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6 3 

20 2 

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*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



Cast Partial Denture Techniques - Certificate 

Day Program © 2 Semesters 

DLT 114 Dental Materials 
DLT 118 Cast Partial Dentures 
DLT 215 Advanced Partial Dentures 

Complete Denture Techniques - Certificate 
Day Program © 2 Semesters 

DLT 114 Dental Materials 

DLT 116 Complete Dentures 

DLT 211 Advanced Complete Dentures 

Crown and Bridge Techniques - Certificate 

Day Program © 3 Semesters 

DLT 111 Dental Anatomy/Physiology 

DLT 114 Dental Materials 

DLT 123 Crown and Bridge 

DLT 126 Advanced Crown and Bridge 

Dental Ceramic Techniques - Certificate 
Day Program @ 2 Semesters 

DLT 217 Ceramic Techniques 
PHS 121 Applied Physical Science I 
DLT 222 Advanced Ceramic Techniques 



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The Early Childhood Associate program is designed for 
individuals interested in working with infants and young 
children. With the increasing number of preschool children 
requiring early care and education and with increasing 
awareness of the role early experiences play in shaping a 
child's future behavior, attitudes, and abilities, the need for 
trained child care specialists has risen dramatically. 

The specialist strives to meet the developmental needs of 
the individual child. A source of warmth and security, the 
specialist organizes the child's environment and facilitates 
learning. This program integrates classroom learning and 
fieldwork in child growth and development, the physical and 
nutritional needs of children, their care and guidance, and 
communication with children and their parents, thus provid- 
ing students with the training needed to function effectively 
as a child care specialist. 

The Early Childhood Associate program offers courses to 
those who are beginning careers in child care, who work with 
young children and would like to increase their professional 
skills, or who would like to start their own child care centers 
or homes. This program also offers the North Carolina Early 
Childhood Credential courses (EDU 111 and 112) which the 
North Carolina Division of Child Development requires for 
lead teachers in child care and the Early Childhood 
Administration Credential courses (EDU 261 and 262) 
required for directors and administrators in child care. 
Students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions can 
also benefit from the curriculum. 

Job opportunities are available in many settings, including 
child care centers, nursery schools, kindergartens, child 
development centers, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, muse- 
ums, camps, and recreational centers. Classes are taught dur- 
ing the afternoon and in the evening to accommodate 
employees of schools and child care centers. 

Graduates of the program may receive an Associate in 
Applied Science degree; certificate options are available in 
Child Care Administration and Management as well as Child 
Development. Students successfully completing the certifi- 
cate option receive a certificate of completion. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Afternoon © and Evening Program © 5 Semesters 

HOURS 
CLASS LAB CREDIT 

1 - Fall 



EDU 111 

EDU 144 

ENG 111 

MAT 115 



2 - Spring 



Early Childhood Credential I 2 2 

Child Development I 3 3 

Expository Writing* 3 3 

Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 

Humanities Elective 3 3 

Social Science Elective 3 3 



ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

EDU 112 Early Childhood Credential II 2 2 

EDU 131 Child, Family, and Community 3 3 

EDU 145 Child Development II 3 3 

EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 3 

EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 3 3 

EDU 282 Early Childhood Literature 3 3 
Major Elective 

3 - Summer 



CIS 

EDU 

EDU 

EDU 

SOC 



113 
161 
221 
261 
220 



Computer Basics 2 1 

Intro, to Exceptional Child 3 3 4 

Children with Special Needs 3 3 

Early Childhood Administration I 2 2 

Social Problems 3 3 



4 - Fall 



EDU 152 Music, Movement and Language 3 3 

EDU 153 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3 3 

EDU 153A Health, Safety, and Nutrition Lab 2 1 

EDU 251 Exploration Activities 3 3 

EDU 251 A Exploration Activities Lab 2 1 

EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration II 3 3 

5 - Spring 

COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 10 1 

EDU 1 54 Social and Emotional Development 3 3 
EDU 162 Early Exp./Prosp. Teachers 1 2 2 

Required Course Credit Hours 64 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Major Elective Credit Hours 2 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 72 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



Child Care Administration and 
Management - Certificate 

Afternoon © and Evening Program © 2 Semesters 

Intro, to Business 
Intro, to Exceptional Child 
Early Childhood Administration I 
Small Business Administration 
Early Childhood Administration II 



BUS 110 

EDU 161 

EDU 261 

EDU 230 

EDU 262 

SOC 220 



Social Problems 



Child Development - Certificate 

Afternoon © and Evening Program © 2 Semesters 

EDU 111 Early Childhood Credential I 

EDU 153 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 

EDU 153A Health, Safety, and Nutrition Lab 

EDU 234 Infant, Toddlers and Twos 

EDU 112 Early Childhood Credential II 

EDU 131 Child, Family, and Community 

EDU 161 Intro, to Exceptional Child 



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PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



The Electrical/Electronics Technology program provides 
training in the fundamentals of electrical trades. 
Classroom and laboratory experiences enable the student to 
become proficient in installation and maintenance of electri- 
cal wiring; transformers; AC and DC motors; motor control 
circuits; lighting circuits; instrumentation; and pro- 
grammable logic controllers as used in residential, commer- 
cial, and industrial applications. 

Classroom instruction includes the fundamentals of alter- 
nating and direct current; residential, commercial, and indus- 
trial installation and maintenance; the National Electrical 
Code; AC and DC motors; transformers; electrical control 
circuit diagrams; programmable logic controllers; and pro- 
cess control instrumentation. Additional classes include 
architectural drafting, English, math, and health. 

Students completing the Electrical/Electronics Technol- 
ogy program earn a diploma and may complete this day pro- 
gram in three semesters. Certificate options are available for 
training in specific work needs. Students may complete cer- 
tificates in Construction Electrician, Control Electrician, and 
Maintenance Electrician. The certificate options may be 
completed in the evening. A student who wishes to earn a 
diploma through evening classes must complete the required 
non-core as well as the core courses. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 




Day Program O 3 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB. CREDIT 



DFT 115 

ELC 112 

ELC 118 

ENG 111 

HEA 112 

MAT 121 

2 - Spring 



Architectural Drafting 
DC/AC Electricity 
National Electrical Code 
Expository Writing* 
First Aid & CPR 
Algebra/Trigonometry I* 



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ELC 117 

ELC 135 

ELC 213 

3 - Summer 



Basic Wiring I 
Motors & Controls 
Electrical Machines I 
Instrumentation 



ELC 115 Industrial Wiring 2 6 4 

ELC 128 Introduction to PLC 2 3 3 

ELC 215 Electrical Maintenance 2 3 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 42 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 

Construction Electrician - Certificate 
Evening Program © 

ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 

ELC 113 Basic Wiring I 

ELC 115 Industrial Wiring 

ELC 118 National Electrical Code 

Control Electrician - Certificate 
Evening Program © 

ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 

ELC 117 Motors and Controls 

ELC 128 Intro, to PLC 

ELC 213 Instrumentation 

Maintenance Electrician - Certificate 
Evening Program © 

ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 

ELC 117 Motors and Controls 

ELC 135 Electrical Machines I 

ELC 215 Electrical Maintenance 



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We live in a world of electronics. From electronic garage 
door openers and videotape recorders in the home to 
satellites relaying radio and television programs from conti- 
nent to continent, the field of electronics has a profound 
influence on the way we live and work. The electronic com- 
puter is affecting the world of business and industry. Medical 
electronics is a new frontier with a growing number of 
devices used for diagnostic purposes. The space program 
depends on electronics. Electronics is a diverse and chal- 
lenging field which continues to grow. Because of rapid 
expansion and growth, opportunities for careers in the elec- 
tronics field are excellent. 

The Electronics Engineering Technology program pro- 
vides a theoretical and practical base for electronics techni- 
cians who may work as assistants to engineers or as liaisons 
between engineers and skilled craftspersons. Electronics 
technicians apply their technological skills to problems relat- 
ed to research, design, development, installation, operation, 
maintenance, sales, and repair of electronic and computer 
equipment and systems. 

Special features of this program include additional course 
offerings in digital and linear integrated circuits, electronic 
communication systems, fiber optics, computer upgrade/ 
repair, local area networks, robotics, microprocessor technol- 
ogy, and "C++" computer programming. Curriculum cours- 
es are offered during the day and in the evening. Students 
may complete the Associate degree in six semesters. 

Students completing the Electronics Engineering 
Technology program receive the Associate in Applied 
Science degree. Graduates are prepared for employment in 
the electronics field. Those desiring additional education 
may transfer the credits earned at Durham Technical 
Community College to a number of universities for applying 
toward a Bachelor of Technology degree. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 




Day © and Evening Program O 6 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CREDIT 

1 - Fall 

CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

EGR 131 Intro, to Electronics Technology 1 2 2 
ELC 131 DC/AC Circuit Analysis 4 3 5 

MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry 1* 2 2 3 

2 - Spring 

CSC 120 Computing Fundamentals I 3 2 4 

ELN 131 Electronic Devices 3 3 4 

ELN 150 CAD for Electronics 1 3 2 

MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II 2 2 3 

3 - Summer 



ELN 132 Linear IC Applications 
ENG 111 Expository Writing* 
MAT 145 Analytical Math 

Humanities Elective 

4 -Fall 



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ELN 133 

ELN 234 

PHY 131 

ENG 112 

5 - Spring 



Digital Electronics 3 3 4 

Communication Systems 3 3 4 

Physics-Mechanics 3 2 4 

Argument-Based Research 3 3 



CET 111 

ELN 232 

ELN 236 

PSY 150 

6 - Summer 



Computer Upgrade and Repair I 2 3 3 

Intro, to Microprocessors 3 3 4 

Fiber Optics and Lasers 3 2 4 

General Psychology 3 3 



ATR 211 Robot Programming 
ELN 237 Local Area Networks 
ELN 275 Troubleshooting 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 



3 
3 
2 

73 
3 

76 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



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The Environment, Health, and Safety Technology program 
prepares individuals for employment in the fields of 
industrial hygiene, occupational safety, and environmental 
technology. The program is designed to provide students 
with a strong education in the relevant regulations to enable 
them to work as effective compliance officers and initial 
emergency response technicians. The program offers a con- 
centrated core of courses that examine Environmental 
Protection Agency; Occupational, Safety, and Health Act; 
and Department of Transportation regulations which govern 
safety issues in work environments. These courses are com- 
plemented by lab and lecture courses addressing such sub- 
jects as occupational safety, environmental management, 
industrial hygiene, environmental justice, and first aid. 
Graduating students will be prepared for environmental safe- 
ty or occupational safety technician positions in industrial, 
research, health care, and institutional facilities. The 
Associate in Applied Science degree may be completed in 
five semesters. Certificate programs, which may be com- 
pleted evenings, are available in Environmental Management 
as well as in Occupational Health and Safety. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 




Evening Program © 5 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CREDrr 



Intro, to Human Biology 3 3 

Intro, to Chemistry 3 3 

Occupational Safety and Engineering 5 5 

Environmental Science 3 3 

Expository Writing* 3 3 



BIO 


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CHM 


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EHS 


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EHS 


115 


ENG 


111 



2 - Spring 



EHS 114 OSHA Regulations 3 3 

EHS 211 Environmental Regulations 5 5 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 3 

3 - Summer 



CIS 110 



4 - Fall 



Intro, to Computers 
Humanities Elective 
Social Science Elective 



EHS 112 
EHS 116 
FIP 230 

5 - Spring 



Industrial Hygiene 5 5 

Environmental Management 4 4 

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials I 5 5 
Major Elective 



EHS 212 Industrial Hygiene Sampling 3 

EHS 215 Incident Management 3 

HEA 112 First Aid and CPR 1 
Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



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70 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



Environmental Management - Certificate 
Evening Program © 3 Semesters 

EHS 116 Environmental Management 

FIP 230 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials I 

EHS 211 Environmental Regulations 

EHS 215 Incident Management 

Occupational Health and Safety - Certificate 

Evening Program © 2 Semesters 

EHS 111 Occupational Safety and Engineering 

EHS 112 Industrial Hygiene 

EHS 212 Industrial Hygiene Sampling 

EHS 114 OSHA Regulations 



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The Fire Protection Technology program provides learn- 
ing experiences which enable the student to understand 
municipal fire protection problems and to apply this knowl- 
edge effectively. The program also enables the graduate to 
develop the management and supervisory skills needed in 
fire service. 

Classroom and laboratory exercises introduce the student 
to various fire hazards, fire prevention problems, and fire 
service administrative issues. The student learns technical 
skills such as calculating pump hydraulics, investigating 
arson scenes, applying firefighting strategies, and treating 
and disposing of hazardous materials. The program also 
emphasizes the management practices used in modern fire 
protection agencies. 



Evening Program © 5 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



CLASS 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



ENG 

FIP 

FIP 

FIP 

POL 



111 
120 
128 
132 
120 



Expository Writing* 3 3 

Intro, to Fire Protection 2 2 

Detection and Investigation 3 3 

Building Construction 3 3 

American Government 3 3 



2 - Spring 



ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public Education 3 3 

FIP 136 Inspections and Codes 3 3 

FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 3 

MAT 1 1 5 Mathematics Models* 2 2 3 



3 - Summer 



CIS 110 



4 -Fall 



Intro, to Computers 
Humanities Elective 
Social Science Elective 



FIP 228 

FIP 230 

FIP 232 

FIP 244 

FIP 256 

FIP 276 

5 -Spring 



Local Government Finance 2 2 

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials I 5 5 

Hydraulics and Water Distribution 2 2 3 

Fire Protection Project 3 3 

Municipal Public Relations 2 2 

Managing Fire Services 3 3 



FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 2 2 

FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 2 2 

FIP 248 Fire Service Personnel Administration 3 3 

FIP 260 Fire Protection Planning 3 3 
Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 60 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 3 

Major Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 69 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



Graduates of the program may be employed by local and 
state government agencies, industrial firms, and insurance 
companies. 

Graduates of the Fire Protection Technology program 
receive an Associate in Applied Science degree. Fire 
Protection Technology classes are taught in the evening for 
the associate degree. A Wildland Fire Suppression certificate 
option is also available and may be completed during the day 
in two semesters. Classrooms, lab facilities, and faculty 
offices are located at the Northern Durham Center. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Arson Investigation - Certificate 

Day Program © 2 Semesters 

FIP 128 Detection and Investigation 

FIP 160 Fire Protection/Electrical 

FIP 160A Fire Protection/Electrical Lab 

CHM 131 Intro, to Chemistry 

FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 

FIP 264 Flame Propagation and Materials Rating 

Wildland Fire Suppression - Certificate 

Day Program © 2 Semesters 

FIP 180 Wildland Fire Behavior 

FIP 188 Intro, to Wildland Fires 

FIP 268 Wildland Fire Management 

FIP 272 Wildland Fire Strategy 



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The General Education program offers maximum flexibil- 
ity for students who want to individualize a plan of study. 
It is ideal for students who want a broad education or for 
those who have not selected a major area of study. 

A total of 64 credit hours is required for the Associate in 
General Education degree; and each student must complete a 
minimum 18-hour core of courses in English, social sci- 
ences, humanities, and mathematics/science. The remaining 
hours may be selected from any of the college's courses 
numbered 1 10 and above which are not designated for diplo- 
ma or certificate programs. 

Students who already have a college degree may transfer 
up to 36 hours of course work into the General Education 
program for elective hours. Courses that are equivalent to 
the 1 8-hour group of courses will also be accepted for trans- 
fer. Students seeking a first degree may transfer more than 
36 elective hours into the program, provided that at least 16 
hours are completed at Durham Tech, including eight of the 
final 16 hours. 

Students may enroll in this individualized program any 
semester and can complete requirements through day or 
evening classes. 




Associate in General Education 

The Associate in General Education degree is awarded upon 
successful completion of 64 quarter credit hours, including 
the minimum in each of the areas below. All courses must be 
numbered 1 10 or above and not designated as diploma or cer- 
tificate courses. 



English — 6 credit hours: 

ENG 111 and either ENG 112 or 113 



Humanities — 6 credit hours selected from: 

ART, ENG [excluding ENG 111, 112, 
113, or 114], HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, 

Mathematics or Science — 3 credit hours 
selected from: 

BIO, CHM, MAT, PHY 

Social Sciences — 3 credit hours selected from: 

ANT, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, SOC 

Electives — sufficient for program total of 64 credit hours 

selected from: 

ACA, ANT, ART, BIO, CHM, COM, CSC, 
ECO, ENG, courses numbered 110 and 
above not used to satisfy above 
requirements (not including ENG 111, 
ENG 112, ENG 113, or ENG 114) FRE, 
GEO, GER, HEA, HIS, MAT, MUS, PED, 
PHI, PHY, POL, PSY, SOC, SPA, or any 
technical courses not designated in the 
common course library as diploma or 
certificate courses. 



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PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



The Health Information Technology curriculum prepares 
individuals with the knowledge and skills to process, 
maintain, compile, and report health care information. 

A health information technician or coder analyzes health 
information, assigns codes, and indexes diagnoses and proce- 
dures to support clinical care; to assist medical research in 
hospitals, physicians' offices, and other health care facilities; 
and to provide information for reimbursement purposes. 

Graduates may find employment in hospitals, rehabilita- 
tion facilities, long-term care facilities, health insurance orga- 
nizations, out-patient clinics, mental health facilities, and 
home health organizations. 

A graduate of the diploma program may be eligible to 
write the national examination for certification as a Certified 
Coding Specialist (CCS). 

Courses in computer science, biology, and health occupa- 
tions are helpful to students preparing for the Health 
Information Technology field. Day and evening classes are 
available in this program. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 




Day Program © 3 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CUNIC CREDIT 



BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 5 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

HIT 112 Health Law and Ethics 3 3 

MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 3 



2 - Spring 



ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 

HIT 114 Record Systems/Standards 

HIT 212 Coding/Classification I 

HIT 226 Principles of Disease 

MED 122 Medical Terminology II 

3 - Summer 



3 3 

2 3 3 

3 3 4 
3 3 
3 3 



CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

HIT 124 Directed Practice II 10 3 2 

HIT 214 Coding/Classification II 3 3 4 

HIT 222 Directed Practice III 6 2 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 41 



Evening Program © 4 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CUNIC CREDIT 



BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 5 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 3 

2 - Spring 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

HIT 212 Coding/Classification I 3 3 4 

HIT 226 Principles of Disease 3 3 

MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 3 



3 - Summer 










CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 
HIT 214 Coding/Classification II 

4 - Fall 


2 
3 


2 
3 






3 
4 



HIT 112 Health Law and Ethics 3 3 

HIT 114 Record Systems/Standards 2 3 3 

HIT 124 Directed Practice II 10 3 2 

HIT 222 Directed Practice III 6 2 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 41 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



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The Information Systems curriculum prepares graduates 
for employment with organizations that use computers to 
process, manage, and communicate information. This flexi- 
ble program is designed to meet community information sys- 
tems needs. 

Course work includes computer systems terminology, 
logic, operating systems, database, spreadsheet, data com- 
munications/networking, and related business topics. 
Studies provide experience for students to implement, sup- 
port, and customize industry-standard information systems. 

Graduates should qualify for a variety of computer-relat- 
ed, entry-level positions that provide opportunities for 



Day Program © 5 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



CLASS. 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

CIS 115 Intro, to Programming and Logic 2 2 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* * 3 3 

MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics* 3 3 

MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 2 1 

NET 110 Data Communication/Networking 2 2 3 

2 - Spring 

CIS 120 Spreadsheet I 2 2 3 

CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems 2 3 3 

CIS 152 Database Concepts and Applications 2 2 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

OST 136 Word Processing 1 2 2 
Social Science Elective 



3 - Summer 



ACC 120 Principles of Accounting I 3 2 4 

CIS 145 Operating System - Single User 2 2 3 
CIS 165 Desktop Publishing I 2 2 3 

4 - Fall 



CIS 153 

CIS 169 

CIS 172 

CIS 215 



5 - Spring 



Database Applications 2 2 3 

Business Presentations 12 2 

Intro, to the Internet 2 3 3 

Hardware Installation/Maintenance 2 3 3 
Humanities Elective 
Major Elective 



CIS 162 Multi-Media Presentation Software 2 2 3 

CIS 216 Software Installation/Maintenance 1 2 2 

CIS 225 Integrated Software 1 2 2 

COM 231 Public Speaking 3 3 

Major Elective 

Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 61 

Major Elective Credit Hours 7 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 74 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



advancement with increasing experience and ongoing train- 
ing. Duties may include systems maintenance and trou- 
bleshooting, support and training, and business applications 
design and implementation. 

Students completing the Information Systems program 
receive an Associate in Applied Science degree. Students 
may complete the program during the day in five semesters 
and during the evening in eight semesters. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Evening Program O 8 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



CLASS 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

CIS 115 Intro, to Programming and Logic 2 2 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* * 3 3 

MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics* 3 3 

MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 2 1 

2^_3piing 

CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems 2 3 3 

CIS 152 Database Concepts and Applications 2 2 3 
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

NET 110 Data Communication/Networking 2 2 3 

3 - Summer 



ACC 
CIS 



120 
145 



Principles of Accounting I 3 2 4 

Operating System - Single User 2 2 3 



4 - Fall 



CIS 120 Spreadsheet I 

CIS 165 Desktop Publishing I 

OST 136 Word Processing 

Social Science Elective 

5 - Spring 



CIS 225 Integrated Software 1 

COM 231 Public Speaking 3 

Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



CIS 153 Database Applications 2 2 3 

CIS 172 Intro, to the Internet 2 3 3 

CIS 215 Hardware Installation/Maintenance 2 3 3 
Humanities Elective 



6 - Summer 






CIS 216 Software Installation/Maintenance 1 
Major Elective 

7 - Fall 


2 


2 


CIS 162 Multi-Media Presentation Software 2 
CIS 169 Business Presentations 1 
Major Elective 

8 - Spring 


2 
2 


3 
2 



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7 
3 
3 

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A Network Administration and Support concentration of 
study is also available in the Information Systems pro- 
gram. This program concentration prepares students to 
install and support networks. Strong analytical skills and 
extensive computer knowledge are also developed. 

Course work includes extensive hands-on experience 
with networks. Classes cover media types, topologies, and 
protocols with installation and support of hardware and soft- 
ware, troubleshooting network and computer problems, and 
administrative responsibilities. Elective choices provide 
opportunity for specialization. 

Graduates should qualify for positions such as LAN/PC 
administrator, microcomputer support specialist, network 



Day Program © 5 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



CLASS 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



CIS 

CIS 

ENG 

MAT 

MAT 

NET 



110 Intro, to Computers 

115 Intro, to Programming and Logic 

111 Expository Writing* 
140 Survey of Mathematics* 
140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 

110 Data Communication/Networking 



2 - Spring 



CIS 

CIS 

CIS 

BUS 

ENG 



130 Survey of Operating Systems 2 3 3 

173 Network Theory 2 2 3 

174 Network System Manager I 2 2 3 
110 Intro, to Business 3 3 
112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

Social Science Elective 



3 - Summer 



CIS 215 Hardware Installation/Maintenance 2 3 3 

CIS 274 Network System Manager II 2 2 3 

COM 231 Public Speaking 3 3 
Major Elective 

4 -Fall 



CIS 152 

CIS 172 

CIS 175 

CIS 282 



5 - Spring 



Database Concepts and Applications 2 2 3 

Intro, to the Internet 2 3 3 

Network Management I 2 2 3 

Network Technology 3 3 
Humanities Elective 
Major Elective 



CIS 275 

CIS 287 

COE 110 

COE 111 



Network Management II 
Network Support 
World of Work 
Co-op Work Experience I 
Major Elective 



2 3 

2 3 

1 

10 1 



Required Course Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



60 
8 
3 
3 

74 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



control operator, communications technician/analyst, net- 
work/computer consultant, and information systems special- 
ist. Graduates are also prepared to sit for certification exams 
which can result in industry-recognized credentials. 

Students may complete the five-semester day offerings or 
eight-semester evening offerings in the Information 
Systems-Network Administration and Support concentra- 
tion program and receive an Associate in Applied Science 
degree. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Evening Program O 8 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



CLASS 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

CIS 115 Intro, to Programming and Logic 2 2 3 

MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics* 3 3 

MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 2 1 

NET 110 Data Communication/Networking 2 2 3 

2 - Spring 

CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems 2 3 3 

CIS 173 Network Theory 2 2 3 

CIS 215 Hardware Installation/Maintenance 2 3 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 



3 - Summer 








CIS 174 Network System Manager I 
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 

4 -Fall 


2 
3 


2 



3 
3 



CIS 152 Database Concepts and Applications 2 2 3 

CIS 172 Intro, to the Internet 2 3 3 

CIS 274 Network System Manager II 2 2 3 

BUS 110 Intro, to Business 3 3 

5 - Spring 



CIS 175 Network Management I 
CIS 282 Network Technology 

Humanities Elective 

Major Elective 

6 - Summer 



CIS 275 



7 - Fall 



Network Management II 
Social Science Elective 



CIS 287 Network Support 
COM 231 Public Speaking 
Major Elective 

8 - Spring 



COE 110 World of Work 
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 
Major Elective 



Required Course Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



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3 



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A Programming concentration of study is also available in 
the Information Systems program. This program con- 
centration prepares individuals for employment as computer 
programmers and related positions through study and appli- 
cations in computer concepts, logic, programming proce- 
dures, languages, operating systems, data management, and 
business operations. 

Students solve business computer problems through pro- 
gramming techniques and procedures, using appropriate lan- 
guages and software. The primary emphasis of the 
Programming concentration is hands-on training in program- 
ming and related computer areas that prepares students to 
adapt as systems evolve. 



Day Program © 5 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



CLASS LAB 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

CIS 115 Intro, to Programming and Logic 2 2 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* * 3 3 
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics* .303 

MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 2 1 

NET 110 Data Communication/Networking 2 2 3 

2 - Spring 

CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems 2 3 3 

CIS 152 Database Concepts and Applications 2 2 3 

CSC 135 COBOL Programming 2 3 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

Humanities Elective 

Social Science Elective 



3 - Summer 



CIS 172 Intro, to the Internet 

CIS 246 Operating System - Unix 

COM 231 Public Speaking 

CSC 134 C++ Programming 

4 - Fall 



ACC 120 

CIS 286 

CSC 143 

CSC 235 

5 - Spring 



Principles of Accounting I 3 2 4 

Systems Analysis and Design 3 3 

Object Oriented Programming 2 3 3 

Advanced COBOL ~ 2 3 3 
Major Elective 



CIS 157 Database Programming I 2 2 3 

COE 110 World of Work 1 1 

COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 10 1 

CSC 234 Advanced C++ 2 3 3 
Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 61 

Major Elective Credit Hours 7 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 74 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



Graduates should qualify for employment in business, 
industry, and government organizations as programmers, 
programmer trainees, programmer/analysts, software devel- 
opers, systems technicians, database specialists, computer 
specialists, software specialists, or information systems man- 
agers. 

Students may complete the five-semester day offerings or 
seven-semester evening offerings in the Information 
Systems-Programming concentration program and receive 
an Associate in Applied Science degree. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Evening Program © 7 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



CLASS 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

CIS 115 Intro, to Programming and Logic 2 2 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* * 3 3 

MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics* 3 3 

MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 2 1 

2 -Spring 



CIS 130 

CSC 135 

ENG 112 

NET 110 

3 - Summer 



Survey of Operating Systems 2 3 3 

COBOL Programming 2 3 3 

Argument-Based Research 3 3 

Data Communication/Networking 2 2 3 



ACC 
CIS 



120 
152 



Principles of Accounting I 3 2 4 

Database Concepts and Applications 2 2 3 



4 - Fall 



CIS 172 Intro, to the Internet 

COM 231 Public Speaking 

CSC 134 C++ Programming 

CSC 235 Advanced COBOL 

5 - Spring 



CSC 234 Advanced C++ 

Humanities Elective 

7 - Fall 



CIS 246 Operating System - UNIX 2 3 3 

CIS 286 Systems Analysis and Design 3 3 

CSC 143 Object Oriented Programming 2 3 3 
Major Elective 

6 - Summer 



CIS 157 Database Programming I 2 2 3 

COE 110 World of Work 1 1 

COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 10 1 

Major Elective 

Social Science Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 61 

Major Elective Credit Hours 7 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 74 



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A machinist is a skilled craftsperson who shapes metal 
using machine and hand tools. To make precision parts 
irom metal, a machinist selects the proper tools and materi- 
Us to cut and shape the metal according to size specifications 
itated on a blueprint or in written requirements. 

The Machining Technology program provides individuals 
he opportunity to acquire the basic skills and related techni- 
cal information needed to become a machinist. The student 
earns to set up and operate the various machine tools found 
n a modern shop, to read blueprints, and to make the calcu- 
ations required to produce precision parts. The program 
ilso offers training in using such state-of-the-art equipment 
is computer numerically controlled machine tools. In addi- 
ion to using machine tools, student machinists learn the 
characteristics of various metals and how to use instruments 
;o measure the accuracy of work. 



Day Program © 3 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CREDIT 



DFT 117 
MAC 111 
MAC 121 
MAT 101 

2 - Spring 



Technical Drafting 
Machining Technology I 
Intro, to CNC 
Applied Mathematics I* 



1 2 

2 12 
2 
2 2 



BPR 111 
ENG 111 
MAC 112 
MAC 124 
MAC 151 
MAC 248 

3 - Summer 



Blueprint Reading 
Expository Writing* 
Machining Technology II 
CNC Milling 
Machining Calculations 
Production Procedures 



2 

12 
3 
2 
2 



BPR 
MAC 
MAC 
MAC 
PHY 



121 Blueprint Reading: Mechanical 

113 Machining Technology III 

224 Advanced CNC Milling 

241 Jigs and Fixtures I 

121 Applied Physics I 



1 2 

2 12 

1 3 

2 6 

3 2 



Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 



2 
6 
2 

4 
4 

48 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 




PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



Machinist skills can open the door to a career with job 
security and good earning potential. New and expanding 
industries in the Triangle and surrounding areas need skilled 
machinists; thus, the demand is expected to continue to 
grow. Precision is the key to the work of a machinist, and the 
challenge of creating precision metal parts can provide a 
rewarding career. 

Machining Technology classes are offered during the day 
and evening. Students may complete this diploma program 
in three semesters taking day classes or six semesters taking 
evening classes. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Evening Program O 6 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



CLASS 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



MAC 111 Machining Technology I 

2 - Spring 



2 12 



MAC 112 Machining Technology II 
3 - Summer 



2 12 



DFT 117 Technical Drafting 

MAC 121 Intro, to CNC 

MAC 241 Jigs and Fixtures I 

MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I* 

4 -Fall 



1 2 

2 
2 6 
2 2 



BPR 111 Blueprint Reading 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

MAC 124 CNC Milling 

MAC 151 Machining Calculations 

5 - Spring 



1 2 

3 

1 3 

1 2 



MAC 113 Machining Technology III 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 



12 



BPR 121 Blueprint Reading: Mechanical 1 2 2 

MAC 224 Advanced CNC Milling 1 3 2 

MAC 248 Production Procedures 1 2 2 

PHY 121 Applied Physics I 3 2 4 

6 - Summer 



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Durham Technical Community College offers a two-year 
associate degree program to train occupational therapy 
assistants in the Triangle area. The curriculum prepares grad- 
uates to work under the guidance and supervision of a regis- 
tered occupational therapist (OTR/L). Certified Occupational 
Therapy Assistants (COTAs) help registered therapists in all 
aspects of occupational therapy from screening and assess- 
ment to treatment and documentation. 

OT is a rehabilitation profession that focuses on doing and 
action. OT professionals work with people to improve their 
ability to participate in work, leisure, and self-care activities. 
They work with all age groups in a wide variety of settings. 
Children are assisted with school and play skills. Adolescents 
are assisted with prevocational and social skills. Adults are 
assisted in recovering from injuries or helping them cope with 
long-term illnesses or disabilities. Older adults are assisted in 
regaining skills or making changes in their homes for safer or 
more independent living situations. OT personnel work in 
hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, nursing homes, com- 
munity settings, home health agencies, psychiatric and mental 
health centers, hand therapy sites, and other health care set- 
tings. Treatment may be conducted in individual or group ses- 
sions. Activities that are personally meaningful are also used 
to assist clients in meeting their goals. OT personnel must be 
flexible, empathetic, organized, and creative to provide clients 
with the best opportunities to progress and achieve what is 
important to them. 

Acceptance for admission is conducted on a first-come, 
first-served basis. Admissions requirements for the 
Occupational Therapy Assistant program are available in the 
college's Admissions Office. All requirements must be com- 
pleted prior to a student's placement on the waiting list. 
Courses are offered in a sequential order, starting once each 
year. A limited number of students are able to take OTA pre- 
fix courses at any time. All eligible students may take non- 
OTA prefix courses as soon as they complete college admis- 
sion requirements for curriculum students. Full-time clinical 
internships are a critical part of the OTA training program and 
must be completed within 18 months of other classwork to 
successfully complete the program. Clinical sites are spread 
throughout the region, and reliable transportation is essential. 

After completing the curriculum plan of study, the student 
is awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in 
Occupational Therapy Assistant. The program is accredited 
by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy 
Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy 
Association (AOTA). AOTA can be contacted for further 
information about OTA programs at 4720 Montgomery Lane, 
Bethesda, MD 20824-3425 or by calling 301-653-AOTA. 

Graduates from the program are eligible to sit for the 
national certification examination for occupational therapy 
assistants. This exam is administered by the National Board 
of Certification in Occupational Therapy (receive information 
by calling 301-990-7979). The state of North Carolina 
requires licensure based on completion of an accredited pro- 
gram and passage of the NBCOT examination in order to 
practice under OTR supervision. These processes are separate 
from the college's program and graduation requirements. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Day Program © 6 Semesters 



1 - Summer 



HOURS 
CUSS LAB CUNICCREDll 1 



BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 

OTA 110 Fundamentals of OT 2 3 

PSY 150 General Psychology 3 

2^_Eall 



BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 

CIS 113 Computer Basics 2 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 

OTA 120 OT Media I 1 3 

OTA 140 Professional Skills I 3 

PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3 

3 - Spring 



OTA 130 

OTA 161 

OTA 162 

OTA 170 

OTA 180 

PHY 125 

4 - Summer 



Assessment Skills 2 3 

Fieldwork I - Placement 1 3 

Fieldwork I - Placement 2 3 

Physical Dysfunction 2 3 

Psychosocial Dysfunction 2 3 

Health Sciences Physics 3 2 



to 



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OTA 150 Life Span Skills I 2 3 

OTA 163 Fieldwork I - Placement 3 3 

OTA 240 Professional Skills II 3 

PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3 

5 - Fall 



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HUM 115 

OTA 164 

OTA 220 

OTA 245 

OTA 250 

6 - Spring 



Critical Thinking 3 

Fieldwork I - Placement 4 3 

OT Media II 1 6 

Professional Skills III 3 

Life Span Skills II 2 3 



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OTA 260 Fieldwork II- Placement 1" 18 i 
OTA 261 Fieldwork II - Placement 2" 18 i 
OTA 280 Professional Transition 2 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 7 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



"OTA 260 and OTA 261 must be completed within 18 months offE 
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PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



V ell-qualified office personnel are in growing demand 
in business, industry, government, and the professions, 
lis curriculum prepares the student to perform secretarial 
d administrative support duties in a variety of offices, 
eluding those with computerized, automated functions. 

Students will complete courses designed to develop pro- 
:iency in the use of integrated software, oral and written 
mmunication, analysis and coordination of office duties 
d systems, and other support topics. Emphasis is on non- 
;hnical as well as technical skills. 

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of 
sitions in business, government, and industry. Job classi- 



ly Program © 5 Semesters 



Fall 



CLASS LAB 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



110 
111 
115 
131 
181 
184 



Intro, to Business 

Expository Writing* 

Mathematical Models* 

Keyboarding 

Intro, to Office Systems 

Records Management 



• Spring 



Summer 



111 
223 
286 
289 



Spring 



110 World of Work 1 

112 Co-op Work Experience I 20 

224 Machine Transcription II 1 2 

233 Office Publications Design 2 2 

236 Adv. Word/Information Processing 2 2 

284 Emerging Technologies 2 



Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

tal Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 

ord Processing - Certificate 

iy © and Evening Program © 2 Semesters 



120 Principles of Accounting I 3 2 4 

110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

132 Keyboard Skill Building 1 2 2 

1 34 Text Entry and Formatting 3 2 4 



3 120 Spreadsheet I 2 2 3 

>T 135 Advanced Text Entry and Format 3 2 4 

>T 1 36 Word Processing 1 2 2 

ST 164 Text Editing Applications 3 3 

■Fall 



Voice and Diction I 3 3 

Machine Transcription I 12 2 

Professional Development 2 2 

Office Systems Management 2 2 3 
Social Science Elective 
Humanities Elective 



1 
2 
2 
3 
3 
2 

67 
3 
3 

73 



3 


110 


Intro, to Computers 


2 


2 


3 


5T 


131 


Keyboarding 


1 


2 


2 


5T 


136 


Word Processing 


1 


2 


2 


>T 


233 


Office Publications Design 


2 


2 


3 


rr 


236 


Adv. Word/Information Processing 


2 


2 


3 


5T 


284 


Emerging Technologies 


2 





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fications range from entry level to middle management. 
Office Systems Technology classes are offered during the 
day and in the evening. Students may complete the 
Associate in Applied Science degree in five semesters taking 
day classes or seven semesters taking evening classes. 

The Word Processing certificate prepares students for 
positions requiring knowledge of word processing applica- 
tions. This certificate will be beneficial for personal or pro- 
fessional use. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Evening Program © 7 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



CLASS 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



BUS 110 Intro, to Business 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

MAT 1 1 5 Mathematical Models* 

OST 131 Keyboarding 

2 - Spring 



ACC 120 Principles of Accounting I 3 2 4 

CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 1 2 2 

3 - Summer 



COM 111 Voice and Diction I 
OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 
OST 181 Intro, to Office Systems 

4 -Fall 



3 

2 4 

3 



OST 135 Advanced Text Entry & Format 3 2 4 

OST 136 Word Processing 1 2 2 

OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3 3 

OST 184 Records Management 1 2 2 

5 - Spring 

OST 223 Machine Transcription I 12 2 

OST 233 Office Publications Design 2 2 3 

OST 236 Adv. Word/Information Processing 2 2 3 
OST 284 Emerging Technologies 2 2 

6 - Summer 



OST 224 Machine Transcription II 
OST 286 Professional Development 
Humanities Elective 

7 - Fall 



CIS 120 Spreadsheet I 2 2 3 

COE 110 World of Work 1 1 

COE 112 Co-op Work Experience 20 2 

OST 289 Office Systems Management 2 2 3 
Social Science Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



67 
3 
3 

73 



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For the student seeking diversity, challenge, and a role in 
the rapidly changing world of modern medicine, Durham 
Tech's Office Systems Technology-Medical Concentration 
program offers the opportunity to acquire skills and knowl- 
edge as a medical office professional. 

The student will develop office skills in such basic areas 
as keyboarding, word processing, and communication. 
These skills are complemented by courses in medical legal 
issues, medical terminology, billing and coding, and medical 
transcription. 



Day Program © 5 Semesters 



CLASS 



HOURS 
LAB CREDrr 



1 - Fall 



BUS 
ENG 
MAT 
OST 
OST 
OST 



110 
111 
115 
131 
149 
184 



Intro, to Business 
Expository Writing* 
Mathematical Models* 
Keyboarding 
Medical Legal Issues 
Records Management 



2 - Spring 



ACC 


120 


CIS 


110 


ENG 


112 


OST 


132 


OST 


134 



3 - Summer 



MED 
OST 
OST 
OST 



121 
136 
148 
164 



4 - Fall 



COM 111 

MED 122 

OST 241 

OST 243 

OST 286 

OST 289 

5 - Spring 



Principles of Accounting I 3 2 4 

Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

Argument-Based Research 3 3 

Keyboard Skill Building 1 2 2 

Text Entry and Formatting 3 2 4 



Medical Terminology I 3 3 

Word Processing 12 2 

Medical Coding, Billing, and Insurance 3 3 

Text Editing Applications 3 3 
Social Science Elective 



Voice and Diction I 3 3 

Medical Terminology II 3 3 

Medical Office Transcription I 12 2 

Medical Office Simulation 2 2 3 

Professional Development 2 2 

Office Systems Management 2 2 3 



COE 110 World of Work 1 1 

COE 112 Co-op Work Experience I 20 2 

OST 236 Adv. Word/Information Processing 2 2 3 
OST 242 Medical Office Transcription II 12 2 

OST 284 Emerging Technologies 2 2 
Humanities Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 68 

Humanities Elective 3 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 74 



Employment opportunities include the offices of allied 
health facilities, HMOs, insurance claim processors, labora- 
tories, and manufacturers and suppliers of medical and hos- 
pital equipment. 

Classes in Office Systems Technology-Medical 
Concentration are offered during the day and in the evening. 
Students may complete the Associate in Applied Science 
degree in five semesters taking classes during the day or 
seven semesters taking evening classes. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Evening Program O 7 Semesters 



CLAS S 



HOURS 
LAB CREDfT 



1 - Fall 



BUS 110 Intro, to Business 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

MAT 1 1 5 Mathematical Models* 

OST 131 Keyboarding 

2^Spiing 



COM 111 Voice and Diction I 

OST 134 Text Entry and Formatting 

OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 

4 - Fall 



MED 121 Medical Terminology I 

OST 136 Word Processing 

OST 164 Text Editing Applications 

OST 184 Records Management 

5 - Spring 



OST 241 Medical Office Transcription 
OST 286 Professional Development 
Humanities Elective 

7^fall 



COE 110 World of Work 1 

COE 112 Co-op Work Experience I 20 

OST 242 Medical Office Transcription II 1 2 

OST 243 Medical Office Simulation 2 2 

OST 289 Office Systems Management 2 2 
Social Science Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



ACC 120 Principles of Accounting 1 3 2 4 

CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 2 2 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 1 2 2 

3 - Summer 



MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 3 

OST 148 Medical Coding, Billing, and Insurance 3 3 

OST 236 Adv. Word/Information Processing 2 2 3 

OST 284 Emerging Technologies 2 2 

6 - Summer 



68 
3 
3 

74 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



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The Opticianry program is a two-year program of study 
which teaches the student to become an optician. 
Opticians receive lens prescriptions from eye doctors, deter- 
mine the size and style of eyeglasses desired by the customer, 
make lenses and cut them to fit into an eyeglass frame, and 
adjust finished glasses to fit the customer. The graduate 
acquires competencies in all phases of opticianry, including 
surfacing which consists of blocking, fining, polishing, and 
inspecting both plastic and glass single-vision/multifocal 
lenses; benchwork, which includes edging, hand beveling, 
safety beveling, heat treating, chemical tempering, tinting, 
and mounting lenses; and dispensing, which includes mea- 
suring, adapting, and fitting eyeglasses and contact lenses to 
the patient. 

The curriculum also includes courses in communication 
skills, social sciences, microcomputer fundamentals, and 
business. These courses augment the student's technical 
instruction and provide a well-rounded educational back- 
ground. 

An important facet of the Opticianry curriculum is the stu- 
dent practicum, which allows the individual student to prac- 
tice competencies and skills learned in the classroom. 
Practicum activities include adjusting and repairing eyeglass- 
;s at medical centers, retail optical shops, senior citizen cen- 
ters, and convalescent centers in the greater Durham area. 

Upon completion of the five-semester day sequence of 
courses in the Opticianry program, the Associate in Applied 
Science degree in Opticianry is conferred and satisfies the 
"ormal educational requirements necessary to qualify for the 
icensing examination given by the North Carolina State 
Board of Opticians. An Opticianry Apprentice Certificate 
option is also available. The six-course certificate program 
nay be completed in the evening or on the internet. 

The Opticianry* program is accredited by the 
commission on Opticianry Accreditation and approved by 
lie North Carolina State Board of Opticians. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
n which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 





PROGRAMS 


OF 


STUDY 


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Day Program O 5 Semesters 

CLASS 
1 - Fall 


HOURS 
JAB CREDIT 


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ENG 111 
OPH 111 
OPH 121 
OPH 131 
OPH 140 
OPH 141 

2 - Spring 


Expository Writing* 
Ophthalmic Laboratory I 
Anatomy and Physiology - Eye 
Optical Dispensing I 
Math for Opticians* 
Optical Theory I 


3 
2 
2 
2 
5 
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BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in Business 
CHM 131 Intro, to Chemistry 
OPH 112 Ophthalmic Laboratory II 
OPH 132 Optical Dispensing II 
OPH 142 Optical Theory II 

Humanities Elective 

3 - Summer 


3 
3 
2 
1 
3 




3 
3 



3 
3 
3 
2 
3 




CIS 113 
ENG 112 
OPH 113 
PSY 150 

4 - Fall 


Computer Basics 
Argument-Based Research 
Ophthalmic Laboratory III 
General Psychology 



3 

3 


2 


6 



1 
3 
2 
3 




OPH 214 
OPH 233 
OPH 251 
OPH 261 
OPH 282 
PHY 145 

5 - Spring 


Ophthalmic Laboratory IV 
Advanced Optical Procedures 
Optical Internship I 
Contact Lenses I 
Optical Externship I 
Geometrical Optics 



2 

3 

3 


6 
2 
3 
3 
6 
2 


2 
3 
1 
4 
2 
4 




OPH 215 
OPH 222 
OPH 243 
OPH 252 
OPH 286 


Laboratory Proficiency 
Optical Business Management 
Technical Proficiency 
Optical Internship II 
Optical Externship II 
Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 

Major Elective 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 



2 
3 




6 


3 
6 


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2 

3 

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Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 

Basic Opticianry - Certificate 
Evening Program O or Internet 



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OPH 


111 


Ophthalmic Laboratory I 


OPH 


121 


Anatomy and Physiology - Eye 


OPH 


131 


Optical Dispensing I 


OPH 


140 


Math for Opticians 


OPH 


141 


Optical Theory I 


OPH 


193 


Special Topics in Opticianry 



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The Paralegal Technology program prepares the student to 
work under the general direction of lawyers, at times 
assisting them in complicated and difficult tasks. Paralegals, 
also called legal assistants, are trained to perform indepen- 
dent legal work under the supervision of an attorney, super- 
vise legal office personnel, and perform many legal functions 
which do not require a law license. The program covers gen- 
eral subjects like English, accounting, and psychology as 
well as specialized legal courses that include real property, 
torts, contracts, criminal law and procedure, corporations and 
partnerships, legal research, family law, and real estate trans- 
actions. Courses such as title abstracting are taught at the 
Durham and Orange County Courthouses. 

Paralegal Technology graduates may perform a wide 
range of legal services under the supervision of an attorney. 
Graduates are trained to search real estate titles, prepare 
pleadings for trial, probate estates, handle real estate clos- 
ings, perform legal research, and manage law offices. 
Employment opportunities are excellent for paralegal gradu- 
ates in law firms, government agencies, and corporations. 

Graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science 
degree. Students may enroll in day .or evening classes and 
complete the program in five semesters. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 




Day @ and Evening Program O 5 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LA£ CREDIT 
1 - Fall 



CIS 110 


Intro, to Computers 


2 


2 


3 


ENG 111 


Expository Writing* 


3 





3 


LEX 110 


Intro, to Paralegal Study 


2 





2 


LEX 130 


Civil Injuries 


2 





2 


LEX 140 


Civil Litigation I 


3 





3 


LEX 160 


Criminal Law and Procedure 


2 


2 


3 


LEX 210 


Real Property I 


2 





2 


2 - Spring 










ENG 112 


Argument-Based Research 


3 





3 


LEX 150 


Commercial Law 


2 


2 


3 


LEX 211 


Real Property II 


1 


4 


3 


LEX 220 


Corporate Law 


2 





2 


LEX 240 


Family Law 


2 





2 


MAT 115 


Mathematical Models* 


2 


2 


3 



3 - Summer 



LEX 141 Civil Litigation II 2 2 3 

LEX 214 Investigation and Trial Preparation 1 4 3 
LEX 270 Law Office Management/Technology 1 2 2 

4 -Fall 



ACC 


120 


Principles of Accounting I 


3 


2 


4 


COM 


231 


Public Speaking 


3 





3 


LEX 


120 


Legal Research/Writing I 


2 


2 


3 


LEX 


250 


Wills, Estates, and Trusts 


2 


2 


3 


LEX 


285 


Workers' Compensation Law 


2 





2 


PHI 


240 


Intro, to Ethics 


3 





3 


5 - Sorina 










CIS 


120 


Spreadsheet I 


2 


2 


3 


LEX 


121 


Legal Research/Writing II 


2 


2 


3 


LEX 


180 


Case Analysis and Reasoning 


1 


2 


2 


LEX 


260 


Bankruptcy and Collections 


2 





2 


LEX 


280 


Ethics and Professionalism 


2 





2 


POL 


130 


State and Local Government 


3 





3 



Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



75 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



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PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



The Pharmacy Technology program prepares the student 
to become a pharmacy technician. These allied health 
professionals are employed in a variety of pharmacy practice 
settings. Supervised by a registered pharmacist, they per- 
form a variety of technical duties related to preparing and 
dispensing drugs in accordance with standard procedures and 
laws. 

Pharmacy technicians are trained to interpret physicians' 
medication orders, fill orders to be checked by pharmacists, 
and deliver the orders. They prepare admixtures of intra- 
venous solutions, replenish drugs, maintain patient profile 
records, prepare bulk formulations, assist with over-the- 
ounter drugs and health aids, and perform clerical duties, 
including processing insurance forms required by third-party 
payers. Pharmacy technicians are vital assets to pharmacists 
because their training allows them to perform technical phar- 
maceutical procedures, thus enabling pharmacists to devote 
additional time to their professional tasks. 

At Durham Technical Community College, the Pharmacy 
Technology student receives training in medication dispens- 
ing procedures. Additional study includes pharmacology, 
pharmaceutical math, microcomputers, and pathophysiology. 
The student practices procedural skills in a simulated phar- 
macy technology laboratory. Clinical practice takes place at 
Duke University Medical Center, Durham Regional Hospital, 
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of North 
Carolina Hospitals, Rex Hospital, Person County Memorial 
Hospital, Lincoln Community Health Center, and Hillcrest 
Convalescent Center. 

Many area hospitals are rapidly expanding their pharma- 
y services to meet the increasing need for higher quality 
patient care and to conform to governmental regulations. 
Such expansion has created a greater need for technical sup- 
port personnel to carry out routine functions in dispensing 
drugs. Pharmacy Technology graduates are prepared to meet 
this need, and job opportunities for these graduates remain 
excellent. In addition to employment in hospitals, graduates 
may also be employed by nursing homes, retail drug stores, 
drug manufacturers, research laboratories, wholesale drug 
ompanies, and home health care agencies. 

While a student may enroll in this program any semester, 
the three-semester day sequence of courses shown in the plan 
of study is based on a full-time student enrolling in the sum- 
mer semester. Graduates receive a diploma. 

Durham Technical Community College is accredited for 
pharmacy technician training by the American Society of 
Health-System Pharmacists. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Day Program O 3 Semesters 






HOURS 




> 

30 






CLASS 


LAB CUNIC CREDIT 


2 


1 - Summer 












BIO 163 
PHM 110 
PHM 111 

2 - Fall 


Basic Anatomy and Physiology 
Intro, to Pharmacy 
Pharmacy Practice I 


4 
3 
3 


2 

3 







5 
3 

4 


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CIS 113 
ENG 111 
PHM 112 
PHM 118 


Computer Basics 
Expository Writing* 
Pharmacy Practice II 
Sterile Products 





3 
3 
3 


2 

3 
3 








1 
3 
4 
4 


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m 

O 


PHM 120 


Pharmacology I 




3 








3 




3 - Spring 














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PHM 125 
PHM 138 
PHM 140 
PSY 118 


Pharmacology II 
Pharmacy Clinical 
Trends in Pharmacy 
Interpersonal Psychology 




3 


2 
3 










24 






3 
8 
2 
3 


Total Semester Hours Required for a Dipl 


oma 






46 


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ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 09( 


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MAT 


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based on placement test results. 




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Durham Technical Community College and Wake 
Technical Community College have joined together to 
offer a one-semester program for training phlebotomy tech- 
nicians in the Triangle area. The Phlebotomy curriculum pre- 
pares the graduate to draw blood specimens from patients for 
testing and analysis. A phlebotomy technician's duties are 
related to preparing and maintaining equipment used in 
obtaining blood specimens; using appropriate communica- 
tion skills when working with patients; selecting venipunc- 
ture sites; caring for blood specimens; entering the testing 
process into the computer; and performing associated clerical 
and record-keeping duties. 

The program is offered during the day at Durham Tech 
every fall semester and at Wake Tech every spring semester. 
Clinical training takes place at University of North Carolina 
Hospitals, WakeMED, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 
Raleigh Community Hospital, and Wake County Human 
Services. 

General admission requirements for Phlebotomy appli- 
cants are the same as for any curriculum student applying at 
the college where the program is offered. The program is 
approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical 
Laboratory Science. Graduates receive a certificate. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Day Program © 1 Semester 



1 - Fall 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CLINIC CREDIT 



PBT 100 Phlebotomy Technology* 5 2 6 

PBT 101 Phlebotomy Practicum 9 3 

PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology 3 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Certificate 12 

*ENG 070, ENG 080.RED 070, RED 080, MAT 050 and/or MAT 
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PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



rhe Practical Nursing program prepares the student to care 
for patients with a variety of common medical-surgical 
troblems in various stages of illness. The licensed practical 
mrse is dedicated to helping assess the patient's physical and 
nental health, including the patient's reaction to illnesses and 
reatment regimens; recording and reporting the results of the 
lursing assessment; participating in implementing the health 
are plan developed for the patient by other authorized health 
are professionals; reinforcing the teaching and counseling of 
i registered nurse, licensed physician, or dentist; and record- 
ng and reporting the nursing care rendered and the patient's 
esponse to that care. 

Approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, this 
>ne-year program involves both classroom and clinical activ- 
ties. The program focuses on theory and practice in a broad 
ange of nursing activities. These activities encompass direct 
>atient care in relatively stable nursing situations. In addition 
o instruction in nursing care, the student completes related 
;eneral education courses and is also introduced to micro- 
:omputers. Formal classroom study takes place at Durham 
rechnical Community College. Practical experience is 
;ained through clinical courses planned to follow theory and 
:onducted under the instructor's supervision. Clinical expe- 
iences take place at Duke University Medical Center, 
Durham Regional Hospital, Lincoln Community Health 
Center, and other area health care facilities. 

Program graduates are awarded diplomas in Practical 
Cursing. They are eligible to take the National Council 
Jcensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), which is required for 
wactice as a practical nurse. Licensed practical nurses are 
mployed in hospitals, nursing homes, extended-care facili- 
ies, clinics, physicians' and dentists' offices, and other health 
:are agencies. 

Classes are offered during the day. The program may be 
:ompleted in one year. A new student may enroll in the fall 
md spring semesters. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
n which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



The Licensed Practical Nurse Refresher curriculum pro- 
vides a refresher course for individuals previously 
icensed as practical nurses and who are ineligible for reentry 
nto nursing practice due to a lapse in licensure for five or 
nore years. Individuals entering this program must have 
)een previously licensed as a practical nurse. Graduates 
vill be able to apply for reinstatement of licensure by the 
^orth Carolina Board of Nursing. 

.icensed Practical Nurse Refresher 



Practical Nursing (Diploma) 

Day Program © 3 Semesters 

1 - Fall or Spring 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CLINIC CREDIT 



BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 
NUR 101 Practical Nursing I 7 

PSY 110 Life Span Development 3 



2 





5 


6 


6 


11 








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2 - Spring or Summer 



ENG 111 Expository Writing* 
NUR 102 Practical Nursing II 

3 - Summer or Fall 



3 3 
8 12 12 



NUR 103 Practical Nursing III 6 12 10 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 44 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 



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'Certificate) 

)ay Program © 1 Semester 
I - Fall or Spring 


HOURS 
CLASS LAB CUNIC CREDIT 


JUR 105 Integrated LPN Refresher 8 6 6 12 
otal Semester Hours Required for a Certificate 12 







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PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



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The Real Estate curriculum provides the prelicensing edu- 
cation required by the North Carolina Real Estate 
Commission, prepares individuals to enter the profession, 
and offers additional education to meet professional develop- 
ment needs. 

Course work includes the practices and principles of real 
estate, with emphasis on financial and legal applications, 
property development, and property values. 

Graduates should qualify for North Carolina Real Estate 
Sales and Broker examinations. In addition, they should be 
able to enter apprenticeship training and provide real estate 
services to consumers in a competent manner. 

Courses in the Real Estate program are offered primarily 
in the evening. Upon successful completion of this five- 
course program, graduates receive a certificate. 

Required courses suggesting the order in which they may 
be taken are shown on this page. 



CLASS 



The Real Estate Appraisal curriculum is designed to pre- 
pare individuals to enter the appraisal profession as a reg- 
istered trainee and advance to licensed or certified appraiser 
levels. 

Course work includes appraisal theory and concepts with 
applications, the North Carolina Appraisers Act, North 
Carolina Appraisal Board rules, and the Uniform Standards 
of Professional Appraisal Practice. The student will find that 
a strong math background is helpful, especially for program 
course work in advanced income capitalization procedures. 

Graduates should be prepared to complete the North 
Carolina Registered Trainee Examination and advanced to 
licensure levels as requirements are met. 

Courses in the Real Estate Appraisal program are offered 
primarily in the evening. Upon successful completion of this 
six-course program, graduates receive a certificate. 

Required courses suggesting the order in which they may 
be taken are shown on this page. 



RLS 112 Real Estate Fundamentals 

RLS 113 Real Estate Mathematics 

RLS 114 Real Estate Brokerage 

RLS 115 Real Estate Finance 

RLS 116 Real Estate Law 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Certificate 





HOURS 


IS 


LAB CREDIT 


4 


4 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 



12 








CLASS 


LAB CREDn 


REA 


101 


Intro, to Real Estate 
Appraisal R-1 


2 





2 


REA 


102 


Valuation Principles and Practices 
R-2 


2 





2 


REA 


103 


Applied Residential Property 
Valuation R-3 


2 





2 


REA 


201 


Intro, to Income Property 
Appraisal G-1 


2 





2 


REA 


202 


Advanced Income Capitalization 
Procedures G-2 


2 





2 


REA 


203 


Applied Income Property Valuation 


2 





2 



G-3 



Total Semester Hours Required for a Certificate 



12 



64 



PROGRAMS OF STUDY 



The respiratory care practitioner is an allied health spe- 
cialist who treats, manages, controls, and cares for 
patients with deficiencies and abnormalities related to 
wreathing and associated organs. Because their training 
enables them to perform specific testing techniques used in 
nonitoring, evaluating, and treating their patients, respirato- 
•y care practitioners are frequently required to exercise con- 
siderable independent clinical judgment in the respiratory 
;are of patients under the direct or indirect supervision of a 
)hysician. 

In addition to managing patients, the respiratory care 
practitioner supervises technicians and junior respiratory 
;are practitioners. Furthermore, the respiratory care practi- 
ioner is capable of serving as a technical resource to physi- 
cians and to the hospital staff for information on safe and 
sffective methods for administering respiratory care. 

The Respiratory Care program includes classroom 
nstruction, clinical laboratory, and in-hospital clinical prac- 
ice. The clinical laboratory provides training and evaluation 
'or skills learned and demonstrated during lecture sessions. 



Respiratory Care (Degree) 

)ay Program O 5 Semesters 

1 - Fall 



CLASS 



HOURS 
LAB CLINIC CREDIT 



310 

ENG 

AfiJ 

*CP 

*CP 



168 Anatomy and Physiology I 

111 Expository Writing* 

121 Algebra/Trigonometry I* 

110 Intro, to Respiratory Care 

132 RCP Clinical Practice I 



! - Spring 



3IO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4 

'SY 150 General Psychology 3 3 

*CP 111 Therapeutics/Diagnostics 4 3 5 

*CP 145 RCP Clinical Practice II 15 5 

I - Summer 



*CP 112 Patient Management 
*CP 115 C-P Pathophysiology 
*CP 155 RCP Clinical Practice 

I -Fall 



3 4 
2 
15 5 



ilO 275 

JIS 113 

S HI 240 

*CP 210 

*CP 235 

> - Spring 



Microbiology 3 3 4 

Computer Basics 2 1 

Intro, to Ethics 3 3 

Critical Care Concepts 3 3 4 

RCP Clinical Practice IV 15 5 



ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

^CP 211 Advanced Monitoring Procedures 3 3 4 

=ICP 215 Career Prep-Advanced Level 3 1 

1CP 245 RCP Clinical Practice V 15 5 



fotal Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



74 



ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
rfAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required 
)ased on placement test results. 



The program's clinical phase, conducted at local hospitals, 
applies a competency-based educational approach to allow 
mastery of each skill. 

The Respiratory Care program has academic classes con- 
ducted during the day and clinical rotations scheduled during 
the day and in the evening. The graduate of the five- 
semester program is awarded an Associate in Applied 
Science degree, which satisfies the educational requirements 
of the National Board for Respiratory Care and allows the 
graduate to sit for the National Registry Examinations lead- 
ing to the credential of Registered Respiratory Therapist 
(RRT). The graduate of the three-semester day program is 
awarded a diploma and is eligible to sit for the certification 
examination leading to the credential of Certified 
Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT). 

The Respiratory Care program is accredited by the 
Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Respiratory Care (Diploma) 

Day Program © 3 Semesters 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CUNIC CREDIT 



1 - Fall 



BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I* 2 2 3 

RCP 110 Intro, to Respiratory Care 3 3 4 

RCP 132 RCP Clinical Practice I 6 2 

2 - Spring 



BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 

PSY 150 General Psychology 

RCP 111 Therapeutics/Diagnostics 

RCP 145 RCP Clinical Practice II 

3 - Summer 



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15 5 



RCP 112 Patient Management 3 3 4 

RCP 115 C-P Pathophysiology 2 2 

RCP 155 RCP Clinical Practice III 15 5 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 44 




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The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals 
to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating 
room and to function as a member of the surgical team. 

Students apply theoretical knowledge to the care of 
patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to 
prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain asep- 
tic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist sur- 
geons during operations. 

Graduates of the three- semester day program receive a 
diploma and are eligible to apply to take the Liaison 
Council's Certification Examination for Surgical 
Technologists. Employment opportunities include labor, 
delivery, and emergency departments; inpatient and outpa- 
tient surgery centers; dialysis units and facilities; physicians' 
offices; and central supply processing units. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



Day Program © 3 Semesters 



1 - Fa ll 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CLINIC CREDIT 



BIO 163 
ENG 111 
PSY 118 
SUR 110 
SUR 111 
2 - Spring 



Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 5 

Expository Writing 3 3 

Interpersonal Psychology 3 3 

Intro, to Surgical Technology** 3 3 

Periop Patient Care 5 6 7 



BIO 175 
SUR 122 
SUR 123 

3 - Summer 



General Microbiology 2 2 3 

Surgical Procedures I 5 3 6 

Surgical Clinical Practice I 21 7 



SUR 134 Surgical Procedures II" 5 5 

SUR 135 Surgical Clinical Practice II 12 4 

SUR 137 Professional Success Preparation 10 1 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 47 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
RED 070, RED 080, OR RED 090 may be required based on 
placement test results. 




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The Teacher Associate program* prepares individuals to 
work with children from infancy through middle child- 
hood in diverse learning environments. Students learn how 
to work with classroom teachers and administrators and con- 
tribute to the effective operation of their places of employ- 
ment. Students will combine learning theories with practice 
in actual settings with young children under the supervision 
of qualified teachers. 

Course work includes childhood growth and develop- 
ment; physical and nutritional needs of children; care and 
guidance of children; and communication skills with parents 
and children. Additionally, students are provided with 
instruction concerning appropriate methodologies to teach 
children the fundamental skills in reading, writing, and math- 
ematics. Students also learn how to promote cognitive and 
language, physical and motor, social and emotional, and cre- 
ative development of young children. 

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement develop- 
mentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings in 
a safe and orderly manner. They are also prepared to interact 
in a professional manner with parents and student support 
services. Employment opportunities include child care pro- 
grams, preschools, public and private schools, recreational 
centers, Head Start programs, and school age programs. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggesting the order 
in which courses should be taken are shown on this page. 



* The Teacher Associate program is pending State Board approval in 
July 1998. A course description addendum for this program will be 
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EDU 171 


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EDU 221 


Children with Special Needs 


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Math Methods and Materials 


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The Durham Tech's University Transfer program allows 
the student to complete up to two years of course work 
for a baccalaureate degree. The wide variety of freshman- 
level and sophomore-level courses satisfies general educa- 
tion requirements at senior institutions across the United 
States and enables the student to transfer as a junior to 
University of North Carolina System institutions after accep- 
tance at the four-year university. 

Areas of study include social sciences, natural sciences, 
foreign languages, the humanities, mathematics, and physical 
education. Students who complete the University Transfer 
program are prepared to pursue advanced course work for 
fields such as education, engineering, humanities, social sci- 
ences, nursing, chemistry, business, and mathematics. 

The strength of the University Transfer program lies in 
the quality of its people — both faculty and students. Classes 
are small, and close interaction between instructors and stu- 
dents is a vital component of the University Transfer experi- 
ence at Durham Tech. While academic standards parallel 
those of nearby universities, a growing number of students 
have transferred to senior institutions across the country. 
Data show that Durham Tech students consistently perform 
above the state average following transfer. 

The Associate in Arts or the Associate in Science degree 
is awarded for completion of the 64-hour plan of study. 
Complete plans of study are offered during the day and in the 
evening. 

Students are encouraged to contact senior institutions for 
information about specific requirements in different majors 
and professional programs. 

Requirements for 44-Hour Core" 

If you successfully complete the 44-hour core, following your 
acceptance at one of North Carolina's 16 public universities, the 44 
hours will transfer as a block and will satisfy the institution-wide, 
lower-division general education requirements of that university. 

1. English Composition (6 hours) - ENG 111, 113 

2. Humanities/Fire Arts ( 1 2 hours) - Select four courses from at 
least three of the following discipline areas: music, art, drama, 
dance, foreign languages, interdisciplinary humanities, litera- 
ture, philosophy, and religion. At least one course must be a 
literature course. 

3. Social/Behavioral Sciences (12 hours) - Select four courses 
from at least three of the following discipline areas: anthropol- 
ogy, economics, geography, history, political science, psycholo- 
gy, and sociology. At least one course must be a history 
course. 

4. Natural Sciences/Mathematics (14 hours) 

A. Natural Sciences (8 hours) - Select two courses, 
including accompanying laboratory work from among 
the biological and physical science disciplines. 

B. Mathematics (6 hours) - Select at least one course in 
introductory mathematics (college algebra, trigonometry, 
calculus, etc.); the other unit may be selected from among 
other quantitative subjects, such as computer science and 
statistics. 

**Students must meet the receiving university's foreign language 
and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, 
prior to or after transfer. 



Associate in Arts* 



English - (6 hours) ENG 111,113 

Humanities and Fine Arts - (12 hours) Select four courses from at least three 
disciplines. Must include one literature and foreign language 111 and 112 or 
equivalent with accompanying labs. ART 111, 114, 115; ENG 231, 232, 233, 
241, 242, 243, 251, 252, 261, 262; FRE 111, 112, 211; GER 111, 112,211; 
HUM 110, 121, 160; MUS 110, 213; PHI 215, 240; REL 110; SPA 111, 112, 
211,212. 

Social/Behavioral Sciences - (12 hours) Select four from at least three disci- 
plines. Must include one history. ANT 210, 220; ECO 251, 252; GEO 111; 
HIS 115, 121, 122, 131, 132; POL 120; PSY 150, 237, 241, 281; SOC 210, 213, 
220, 225. 

Mathematics - (6 hours) Must include accompanying labs. 

Select from CIS 115; MAT 140, 155, 171, 172, 263 or 271, 272, 273. 

Natural Science- (8 hours) Select from BIO 111, 120, 130; CHM 151, 152; 
PHY 151, 152 or 251, 252. 

Physical Education - (2 hours) Select from PED 111, 113, 114, 121, 128, 130, 
139, 143, 145, 148, 162, 172, 183. 

Computer Skills - (3 hours) CIS 1 10 

Electives - (15 hours) Select from courses above, excluding PED, or from 
ACC 120, 121; ART 121, 131, 132; BIO 168, 169, 275; BUS 110, 115; CHM 
131, 251, 252; CJC 111, 121, 141; COM 231; CSC 120, 130, 134; DFT 170; 
DRA 170; ENG 272, 273, 274; HEA 110, 112; HIS 236; MAT 167, 285; POL 
130; PSY 263; SPA 141, 221. Foreign languages and math labs must be 
included in elective hours. Students may not receive credit for both CHM 131 
and 151. 



Associate in Science* 



English - (6 hours) ENG 111, 113 

Humanities and Fine Arts - (12 hours) Select four courses from at least three 
disciplines. Must include one literature and foreign language 111 and 112 or 
equivalent with accompanying labs. ART 111, 114, 115; ENG 231, 232, 233, 
241, 242, 243, 251, 252, 261, 262; FRE 111, 112, 211; GER 111, 112,211; 
HUM 110, 121, 160; MUS 110, 213; PHI 215, 240; REL 110; SPA 111, 112, 
211,212. 

Social/Behavioral Sciences - (12 hours) Select four from at least three disci- 
plines. Must include one history. ANT 210, 220; ECO 251, 252; GEO 111; HIS 
115, 121, 122, 131, 132; POL 120; PSY 150, 237, 241, 281; SOC 210, 213, 220, 
225. 

Mathematics - (6 hours) Must include accompanying labs. Select from MAT 
155, 171, 172, 263 or 271, 272, 273. 

Natural Science - (8 hours) Select from BIO 111, 120, 130; CHM 151, 152; 
PHY 151, 152 or 251, 252. 

Other Natural Science/Mathematics - (14 hours) Select from science and 
mathematics courses above and BIO 168, 169, 275; CHM 131, 251, 252, 261; 
CSC 120, 130, 134; MAT 167, 285. Students may not receive credit for both 
CHM 131 and 151. 

Physical Education- (2 hours) Select from PED 111, 113, 114, 121, 128, 130, 
139, 143, 145, 148, 162, 172, 183. 

Electives - (4 hours) Select from courses above, excluding PED, or from ACC 
120, 121; ART 121, 131, 132; BUS 110, 115; CIS 110, 115; CJC 111, 121, 141; 
COM 231; DFT 170; DRA 170; ENG 272, 273, 274; HEA 110, 112; HIS 236; 
MAT 140; POL 130; PSY 263; SPA 141, 221. Foreign languages and math labs 
must be included in elective hours. Students may not receive credit for both 
CHM 131 and 151. 

♦These plans of study are subject to final approval by the North 
Carolina Community College System. 



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Academic Related 



ACA090 Study Skills 

This course is intended for those who place into credit-level course work 
but who are not maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward 
meeting program goals. Topics include study skills, note taking, learning 
styles and strategies, test taking, goal setting, and self-assessment skills. 
Upon completion, students should be able to manage their learning 
experiences to successfully meet educational goals. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

ACA 1 1 1 College Student 

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social envi- 
ronment and promotes the personal development essential for success. 
Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and 
programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self- 
esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon 
completion, students should be able to function effectively within the col- 
lege environment to meet their educational objectives. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit; 1 . Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

ACA 118 College Study Skills 

This course covers skills and strategies designed to improve study 
behaviors. Topics include time management, note taking, test taking, 
memory techniques, active reading strategies, critical thinking, commu- 
nication skills, learning styles, and other strategies for effective learning. 
Upon completion, students should be able to apply appropriate study 
strategies and techniques to the development of an effective study plan. 
Emphasis is on providing job-specific information to assist students in 
identifying their career goals through applying critical thinking skills to val- 
ues clarification. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



Accounting 



ACC 120 Principles of Accounting I 

This course introduces the basic principles and procedures of account- 
ing. Emphasis is on collecting, summarizing, analyzing, and reporting 
financial information. Upon completion, students should be able to ana- 
lyze data and prepare journal entries and reports as they relate to the 
accounting cycle. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 121 Principles of Accounting II 

This course is a continuation of ACC 1 20. Emphasis is on corporate and 
managerial accounting for both external and internal reporting and deci- 
sion making. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and 
record corporate transactions, prepare financial statements and reports, 
and interpret them for management. To fulfill these objectives, the course 
will cover special asset and liability topics, the statement of cash flows, 
and partnership accounting. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ACC 120. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes r 

This course introduces the relevant laws governing individual income 
taxation. Emphasis is on filing status, exemptions for dependents, gross 
income, adjustments, deductions, and computation of tax. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to complete various tax forms pertaining 
to the topics covered in the course. As part of the course, students may 
also prepare tax returns using computer software. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



ACC 130 Business Income Taxes 

This course introduces the relevant laws governing business and fidu- 
ciary income taxes. Topics include tax depreciation, accounting periods 
and methods, corporations, partnerships, S corporations, estates and 
trusts, and gifts. Upon completion, students should be able to complete 
various tax forms pertaining to the topics covered in the course. As part 
of the course, students may also prepare tax returns using computer soft- 
ware. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ACC 129. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 

This course covers federal and state laws pertaining to wages, payroll 
taxes, payroll tax forms, and journal and general ledger transactions. 
Emphasis is on computing wages; calculating social security, income, 
and unemployment taxes; preparing appropriate payroll tax forms; and 
journalizing/posting transactions. Upon completion, students should be 
able to analyze data, make appropriate computations, complete forms, 
and prepare accounting entries. A comprehensive payroll computer 
problem will complete the course. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: ACC 120 and CIS 110. 
Corequisite: None. 

ACC 1 50 Computerized General Ledger 

This course introduces microcomputer applications related to the major 
accounting systems. Topics include general ledger; accounts receivable; 
accounts payable; inventory; payroll; and correcting, adjusting, and clos- 
ing entries. Upon completion, students should be able to use a comput- 
er accounting package to solve accounting problems. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: ACC 
120 and CIS 110. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I 

This course is a continuation of the study of accounting principles with in- 
depth coverage of theoretical concepts and financial statements. Topics 
include generally accepted accounting principles, statements, and exten- 
sive analyses of balance sheet components. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate competence in the conceptual framework 
underlying financial accounting, including the application of financial 
standards. Accounting computer problems involving preparation and 
completion of spreadsheets are integrated throughout the course. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: ACC 121 and CIS 120. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting II 

This course is a continuation of ACC 220. Emphasis is on special prob- 
lems which may include leases, bonds, investments, ratio analyses, pre- 
sent value applications, accounting changes, and corrections. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of 
the principles involved and display an analytical problem-solving ability 
for the topics covered. Accounting computer problems involving prepara- 
tion and completion of spreadsheets are integrated throughout the 
course. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ACC 220. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 225 Cost Accounting 

This course introduces the nature and purposes of cost accounting as an 
information system for planning and control. Topics include direct mate- 
rials, direct labor, factory overhead, process, job order, and standard cost 
systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of the principles involved and display an analytical prob- 
lem-solving ability for the topics covered. Accounting computer problems 
involving preparation and completion of spreadsheets are integrated 
throughout the course. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ACC 121 and CIS 120. 
Corequisite: None. 



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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



ACC 226 Managerial Accounting 

This course is designed to develop an appreciation for the uses of cost 
information in the administration and control of business organizations. 
Emphasis is on how accounting data can be interpreted and used by 
management in planning and controlling business activities. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to analyze and interpret cost information 
and present this information in a form that is usable by management. 
Accounting computer problems involving preparation and completion of 
spreadsheets are integrated throughout the course. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ACC 
121 and ACC 225. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 227 Practices in Accounting 

This course provides an advanced in-depth study of selected topics in 
accounting using case studies and individual and group problem solving. 
Topics include cash flow, financial statement analysis, individual and 
group problem solving, practical approaches to dealing with clients, 
ethics, and critical thinking. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate competent analytical skills and effective communication of 
their analysis in written and/or oral presentations. As part of this course, 
students may be required to prepare a sample joint income tax return for 
a married couple, establish and use an accounting system, and use a 
microcomputer to record accounting information. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ACC 
129, ACC 220, and CIS 120. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 240 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting 
This course introduces principles and procedures applicable to govern- 
mental and not-for-profit organizations. Emphasis is on various bud- 
getary accounting procedures and fund accounting. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the princi- 
ples involved and display an analytical problem-solving ability for the top- 
ics covered. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ACC 121. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 269 Auditing 

This course covers the overall framework of the process of conducting 
audits and investigations. Emphasis is on collecting data from working 
papers, arranging and systematizing the audit, and writing the audit 
report. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate com- 
petence in applying the generally accepted auditing standards and the 
procedures for conducting an audit. As part of the course, students pre- 
pare and complete audit procedure working papers using computer soft- 
ware. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ACC 220. Corequisite: None. 



Anthropology 



ANT 210 General Anthropology 

This course introduces the physical, archaeological, linguistic, and eth- 
nological fields of anthropology. Topics include human origins, genetic 
variations, archaeology, linguistics, primatology, and contemporary cul- 
tures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of the four major fields of anthropology. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: ENG 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 



ANT 220 Cultural Anthropology 

This course introduces the nature of human culture. Emphasis is on cul- 
tural theory, methods of fieldwork, and cross-cultural comparisons in the 
area of ethnology, language, and the cultural past. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic cultural 
processes and how cultural data are collected and analyzed. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behav- 
ioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: RED 090 or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. Corequisite: ENG 090 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. 

Architecture 

ARC 111 I ntroduction to Architectural Technology 
This course introduces basic architectural drafting techniques, lettering, 
use of architectural and engineer scales, and sketching. Topics include 
orthographic, isometric, and oblique drawing techniques using architec- 
tural plans, elevations, sections, and details; reprographic techniques; 
and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
prepare and print scaled drawings within minimum architectural stan- 
dards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 6; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 112 Construction Materials and Methods 
This course introduces construction materials and their methodologies. 
Topics include construction terminology, materials and their properties, 
manufacturing processes, construction techniques, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to detail construction 
assemblies and identify construction materials and properties. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 1 1 3 Residential Architectural Technology 
This course covers intermediate residential working drawings. Topics 
include residential plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules, and 
other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to pre- 
pare a set of residential working drawings that are within accepted archi- 
tectural standards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 6; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ARC 111. Corequisite: ARC 112. 

ARC 114 Architectural CAD 

This course introduces basic architectural CAD techniques. Topics 
include basic commands and system hardware and software. Upon 
completion, students should be able to prepare and plot architectural 
drawings to scale within accepted architectural standards. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 119 Structural Drafting 

This course introduces basic concepts associated with sizing and detail- 
ing structural assemblies. Topics include vocabulary, span-to-depth 
ratios, code requirements, shop drawings, and other related topics. 
Upon completion, students should be able to perform simple calculations 
and prepare shop drawings and preliminary structural plans. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ARC 113 and MAT 121. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 131 Building Codes 

This course covers the methods of researching building codes for spe- 
cific projects. Topics include residential and commercial building codes. 
Upon completion, students should be able to determine the code con- 
straints governing residential and commercial projects. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
ARC 112. Corequisite: None. 



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ARC 132 Specifications and Contracts 

This course covers the development of written specifications and the 
implications of different contractual arrangements. Topics include speci- 
fication development, contracts, bidding material research, and agency 
responsibilities. Upon completion, students should be able to write a 
specification section and demonstrate the ability to interpret contractual 
responsibilities. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: ARC 112. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 211 Light Construction Technology 
This course covers working drawings for light construction. Topics 
include plans, elevations, sections, and details; schedules; and other 
related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a 
set of working drawings that are within accepted architectural standards. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: ARC 111. Corequisite: ARC 112. 

ARC 212 Commercial Construction Technology 
This course introduces regional construction techniques for commercial 
plans, elevations, sections, and details. Topics include production of a 
set of commercial contract documents and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to prepare a set of working drawings 
in accordance with building codes. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; 
Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ARC 111. Corequisite: 
ARC 112. 

ARC 213 Design Project 

This course provides the opportunity to design and prepare a set of con- 
tract documents within an architectural setting. Topics include schemat- 
ic design, design development, construction documents, and other relat- 
ed topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a set of 
commercial contract documents. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: ARC 111, ARC 112, 
and ARC 114. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 220 Advanced Architectural CAD 

This course provides file management, productivity, and CAD cus- 
tomization skills. Emphasis is on developing advanced proficiency tech- 
niques. Upon completion, students should be able to create prototype 
drawings and symbol libraries, compose sheets with multiple details, and 
use advanced drawing and editing commands. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: ARC 114. 
Corequisite: None. 

ARC 230 Environmental Systems 

This course introduces plumbing, mechanical (HVAC), and electrical sys- 
tems for the architectural environment. Topics include basic plumbing, 
mechanical, and electrical systems for residential and/or commercial 
buildings with an introduction to selected code requirements. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to develop schematic drawings for 
plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems and perform related calcu- 
lations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisites: ARC 111 and MAT 121. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 235 Architectural Portfolio 

This course covers the methodology for creating an architectural portfo- 
lio. Topics include preparation of marketing materials and a presentation 
strategy using conventional and/or digital design media. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to produce an architectural portfolio of 
selected projects. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



ARC 236 Architectural Mechanics/Electronics Technology 
This course covers the production of working drawings for plumbing, 
mechanical, and electrical (PME) systems for buildings. Topics include 
PME working drawing development. Upon completion, students should 
be able to produce PME working drawings and schedules. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 4; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: ARC 230. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 240 Site Planning 

This course introduces the principles of site planning, grading plans, and 
earthwork calculations. Topics include site analysis, site work, site utili- 
ties, cut and fill, soil erosion control, and other related topics. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to prepare site development plans and 
details as well as perform cut and fill calculations. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ARC 
111. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 263 Introduction to ADA Title III 

This course introduces the American Disabilities Act Title III require- 
ments. Emphasis is on Title III requirements as they apply to building 
construction. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret and 
apply Title III requirements to buildings. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: ARC 211. 
Corequisite: None 



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Art 



ART 1 1 1 Art Appreciation 

This course introduces the origins and historical development of art. 
Emphasis is on the relationship of design principles to various art forms 
including but not limited to sculpture, painting, and architecture. Upon 
completion, students should be able to identify and analyze a variety of 
artistic styles, periods, and media. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general edu- 
cation core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 
080 and RED 080, or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: 
ENG 090 and RED 090, or satisfactory score on placement test. 

ART 114 Art History Survey I 

This course covers the development of art forms from ancient times to 
the Renaissance. Emphasis is on content, terminology, design, and 
style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an his- 
torical understanding of art as a product reflective of human social devel- 
opment. This course includes but is not limited to the art of Ancient 
Egypt, Greece and Rome, the Byzantine era, and the "Gothic" time peri- 
od. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in 
humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080, or sat- 
isfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, 
or satisfactory score on placement test. 

ART 115 Art History Survey II 

This course covers the development of art forms from the Renaissance 
to the present. Emphasis is on content, terminology, design, and style. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical 
understanding of art as a product reflective of human social develop- 
ment. This course includes but is not limited to the art of the 
Renaissance and Baroque periods, Romanticism, Impressionism, and 
various movements of the 20th century. This course has been approved 
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general edu- 
cation core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 
080 and RED 080, or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: 
ENG 090 and RED 090, or satisfactory score on placement test. 



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ART 121 Design I 

This course introduces the elements and principles of design as applied 
to two-dimensional art. Emphasis is on the structural elements, the prin- 
ciples of visual organization, and the theories of color mixing and inter- 
action. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and use 
critical and analytical approaches as they apply to two-dimensional visu- 
al art. Students will be working with a variety of media and tools in a stu- 
dio setting. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 4; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080, or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

ART 131 Drawing I 

This course introduces the language of drawing and the use of various 
drawing materials. Emphasis is on drawing techniques, media, and 
graphic principles. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate competence in the use of graphic form and various drawing pro- 
cesses. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080, or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

ART 132 Drawing II 

This course continues instruction in the language of drawing and the use 
of various materials. Emphasis is on experimentation in the use of draw- 
ing techniques, media, and graphic materials. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to demonstrate increased competence in the 
expressive use of graphic form and techniques. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 
080 and RED 080, or satisfactory score on placement test; and ART 131. 
Corequisite: None. 



Automation Training 



ATR211 Robot Programming 

This course provides the operational characteristics of industrial robots 
and programming in their respective languages. Topics include robot 
programming utilizing teach pendants, PLCs, and personal computers as 
well as the interaction of external sensors, machine vision, network sys- 
tems, and other related devices. Upon completion, students should be 
able to program and demonstrate the operation of various robots. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: CIS 110 and CIS 120. Corequisite: None. 



Automotive 



AUT 1 1 Introduction to Automotive Technology 
This course covers the basic concepts and terms of automotive technol- 
ogy, workplace safety, North Carolina state inspection, safety and envi- 
ronmental regulations, and use of service information resources. Topics 
include familiarization with components along with identification and 
proper use of various automotive hand and power tools. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to describe terms associated with automo- 
biles, identify and use basic tools and shop equipment, and conduct 
North Carolina safety/emissions inspections. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

AUT 115 Engine Fundamentals 

This course covers the theory, construction, inspection, diagnosis, and 
repair of internal combustion engines and related systems. Topics 
include fundamental operating principles of engines and diagnosis, 
inspection, adjustment, and repair of automotive engines using appropri- 
ate service information. Upon completion, students should be able to 
perform basic diagnosis and repair of automotive engines using appro- 
priate tools, equipment, procedures, and service information. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AUT 116. 



AUT 116 Engine Repair 

This course covers service, repair, and rebuilding of block, head, and 
internal engine components. Topics include engine repair and recondi- 
tioning using service specifications. Upon completion, students should 
be able to rebuild and recondition an automobile engine to service spec- 
ifications. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AUT 115. 

AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Systems 
This course covers principles of operation, types, and diagnosis and 
repair of suspension and steering systems to include steering geometry. 
Topics include manual and power steering systems as well as standard 
and electronically controlled suspension and steering systems. Upon 
completion, students should be able to service and repair various steer- 
ing and suspension components, check and adjust various alignment 
angles, and balance wheels. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 4; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

AUT 151 Brake Systems 

This course covers principles of operation and types, diagnosis, service, 
and repair of brake systems. Topics include drum and disc brakes involv- 
ing hydraulic, vacuum boost, hydra-boost, electrically powered boost, 
and anti-lock and parking brake systems. Upon completion, students 
should be able to diagnose, service, and repair various automotive brak- 
ing systems. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AUT 152. 

AUT 152 Brake Systems Lab 

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance brake system skills. 
Emphasis is on practical experiences that enhance the topics presented 
in AUT 151 . Upon completion, students should be able to apply the lab- 
oratory experiences to the concepts presented in AUT 1 51 . Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AUT 151. 

AUT 161 Electrical Systems 

This course covers basic electrical theory and wiring diagrams; test 
equipment; and diagnosis, repair, and replacement of batteries, starters, 
alternators, and basic electrical accessories. Topics include diagnosis 
and repair of battery, starting, charging, lighting, and basic accessory 
systems problems. Upon completion, students should be able to diag- 
nose, test, and repair the basic electrical components of an automobile. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

AUT 164 Automotive Electronics 

This course covers fundamentals of electrical/electronic circuitry, semi- 
conductors, and microprocessors. Topics include Ohm's law, circuits, 
AC/DC current, solid state components, digital applications, and the use 
of digital multimeters. Upon completion, students should be able to apply 
Ohm's law to diagnose and repair electrical and electronic circuits using 
digital multimeters and appropriate service information. The skills 
learned in this course will be applied to computerized engine controls and 
automotive electronic accessories. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: AUT 161. Corequisite: 
None. 

AUT 1 71 Heating and Air Conditioning 

This course covers the theory of refrigeration and heating; electrical, 
electronic, and pneumatic controls; and diagnosis and repair of climate 
control systems. Topics include diagnosis and repair of climate control 
components and systems; recovery and recycling of refrigerant; and 
safety and environmental regulations. Upon completion, students should 
be able to describe the operation, diagnose, and safely service climate 
control systems using appropriate tools, equipment, and service infor- 
mation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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AUT 181 Engine Performance-Electrical 

This course covers the principles, systems, and procedures required for 
diagnosing and restoring engine performance using electrical and elec- 
tronics test equipment. Topics include procedures for diagnosis and 
repair of ignition, emission control, and related electronic systems. Upon 
completion, students should be able to describe the operation as well as 
diagnose and repair ignition and emission control systems using appro- 
priate test equipment and service information. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: AUT 161. 
Corequisite:AUT182. 

AUT 182 Engine Performance-Electrical Lab 
This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance the skills for diag- 
nosing and restoring engine performance using electrical and electronic 
test equipment. Emphasis is on practical experiences that enhance the 
topics presented in AUT 181 . Upon completion, students should be able 
to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in AUT 
181. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 
1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AUT 181. 

AUT 183 Engine Performance-Fuels 

This course covers the principles of fuel delivery and management, 
exhaust and emission systems, and procedures for diagnosing and 
restoring engine performance using appropriate test equipment. Topics 
include procedures for diagnosis and repair of fuel delivery and man- 
agement as well as exhaust and emission systems using appropriate 
service information. Upon completion, students should be able to 
describe, diagnose, and repair engine fuel delivery and management 
and emission control systems using appropriate service information and 
diagnostic equipment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: AUT 181. Corequisite: AUT 
184. 

AUT 184 Engine Performance-Fuels Lab 
This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance the skills for diag- 
nosing and repairing fuel delivery/management and emission systems. 
Emphasis is on practical experiences that enhance the topics presented 
in AUT 183. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the lab- 
oratory experiences to the concepts presented in AUT 183. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AUT 183. 

AUT 221 Automatic Transmissions 

This course covers operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automat- 
ic transmissions and transaxles. Topics include hydraulic, pneumatic, 
mechanical, and electrical and electronic operation of automatic drive 
trains and the use of appropriate service tools and equipment. Upon 
completion, students should be able to explain operational theory and 
diagnose and repair automatic drive trains. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: AUT 231 . 
Corequisite: None. 

AUT 231 Manual Drive Trains/Axles 

This course covers the operation, diagnosis, and repair of manual trans- 
missions and transaxles, clutches, driveshafts, axles, and final drives. 
Topics include theory of torque, power flow, and manual drive train ser- 
vice and repair using appropriate service information, tools, and equip- 
ment. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operational 
theory and diagnose and repair manual drive trains. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: AUT 232. 

AUT 232 Manual Drive Trains/Axles Lab 
This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance the skills for diag- 
nosing and repairing manual transmissions and transaxles, clutches, 
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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



that enhance the topics presented in AUT 231 . Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts 
presented in AUT 231 . Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AUT 231 . 

AUT 281 Advanced Engine Performance 
This course utilizes service information and specialized test equipment to 
diagnose and repair power train control systems. Topics include com- 
puterized ignition, fuel and emission systems, related diagnostic tools 
and equipment, data communication networks, and service information. 
Upon completion, students should be able to perform advanced engine 
performance diagnosis and repair. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: AUT 164, AUT 181, 
and AUT 183. Corequisite: None. 



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Biology 



Initial student placement in developmental courses is based on individu- 
al college placement testing policies and procedures. Students should 
begin developmental course work at the appropriate level indicated by 
the college's placement test. 

BIO 092 Basics of Cell Biology 

This course covers basic cell biology. Emphasis is on biological chem- 
istry, cell structure and function, cellular metabolism, genetics, and other 
related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
preparedness for college-level biology courses. Laboratory exercises 
focus on basic biological principles and microscope techniques. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: MAT 060 and RED 080, or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. Corequisite: RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. 

BIO 111 General Biology I 

This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis 
is on basic biological chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism 
and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, classification, and other 
related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels. Laboratory 
exercises reinforce lecture topics and include microscope techniques. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in 
natural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 
3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: ENG 090, MAT 060, and 
RED 090, or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

BIO 120 Introductory Botany 

This course provides an introduction to the classification, relationships, 
structure, and function of plants. Topics include reproduction and devel- 
opment of seed and non-seed plants, levels of organization, form and 
function of systems, and a survey of major taxa. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to demonstrate comprehension of plant form and 
function, including selected taxa of both seed and non-seed plants. The 
laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics and may include 
field exercises. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: BIO 111. 
Corequisite: None. 



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BIO 130 Introductory Zoology 

This course provides an introduction to the classification, relationships, 
structure, and function of major animal phyla. Emphasis is on levels of 
organization, reproduction and development, comparative systems, and 
a survey of selected phyla. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate comprehension of animal form and function, including com- 
parative systems of selected groups. Laboratory exercises include 
microscope observations and dissections to reinforce topics discussed in 
lecture. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in nat- 
ural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: BIO 111. Corequisite: None. 

BIO 161 Introduction to Human Biology 

This course provides a basic survey of human biology. Emphasis is on 
the basic structure and function of body systems and the medical termi- 
nology used to describe normal and pathological states. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of normal 
anatomy and physiology and the appropriate use of medical terminology. 
This course covers a general study of each organ system and an 
overview of common abnormal physiological conditions associated with 
each system. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: RED 090 or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. Corequisite: None. 

BIO 1 63 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the 
human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well 
as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base bal- 
ance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of 
anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships. Laboratory exer- 
cises include specific organ dissections and observations of physiology. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 5. 
Prerequisite: RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: None. 

BIO 1 68 Anatomy and Physiology I 

This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physi- 
ology of the human body. Topics include body organization; homeosta- 
sis; cytology; histology; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, ner- 
vous, special senses, and endocrine systems. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of 
principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships. 
Laboratory work includes dissection of preserved specimens, micro- 
scopic study, physiologic experiments, computer simulations, and multi- 
media presentations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test, BIO 092 or high school biology, and CHM 094 or high 
school chemistry. Corequisite: None. 

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BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 

This course provides a continuation of the comprehensive study of the 
anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the cardio- 
vascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive sys- 
tems as well as metabolism, nutrition, acid-base balance, and fluid and 
electrolyte balance. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and 
physiology and their interrelationships. Laboratory work includes dissec- 
tion of preserved specimens, microscopic study, physiologic experi- 
ments, computer simulations, and multimedia presentations. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: BIO 168. Corequisite: None. 



BIO 275 Microbiology 

This course covers principles of microbiology and the impact these 
organisms have on man and the environment. Topics include the vari- 
ous groups of microorganisms, their structure, physiology, genetics, 
microbial pathogenicity, infectious diseases, immunology, and selected 
practical applications. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate knowledge and skills, including microscopy, aseptic tech- 
nique, staining, culture methods, and identification of microorganisms. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: BIO 111 or BIO 168. Corequisite: None. 



Blueprint Reading 



BPR 111 Blueprint Reading 

This course introduces the basic principles of blueprint reading. Topics 
include line types, orthographic projections, dimensioning methods, and 
notes. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret basic 
blueprints and visualize the features of a part Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

BPR 121 Blueprint Reading: Mechanical 
This course covers the interpretation of intermediate blueprints. Topics 
include tolerancing, auxiliary views, sectional views, and assembly draw- 
ings. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret a 
mechanical working drawing. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 
2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: BPR 111. Corequisite: 
None. 

BPR 130 Blueprint Reading: Construction 
This course covers the interpretation of blueprints and specifications that 
are associated with the construction trades. Emphasis is on interpreta- 
tion of details for foundations, floor plans, elevations, and schedules. 
Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret a set of 
construction blueprints. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



Business 



BUS 110 Introduction to Business 

This course provides a survey of the business world. Topics include the 
basic principles and practices of contemporary business. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of busi- 
ness concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 115 Business Law I 

This course introduces the ethics and legal framework of business. 
Emphasis is on contracts, negotiable instruments, Uniform Commercial 
Code, and the working of the court systems. Upon completion, students 
should be able to apply ethical issues and laws covered to selected busi- 
ness decision making situations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

BUS 116 Business Law II 

This course continues the study of ethics and business law. Emphasis 
is on bailments, sales, risk-bearing, forms of business ownership, and 
copyrights. Upon completion, students should be able to apply ethical 
issues and laws covered to selected business decision making situa- 
tions. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: BUS 115. Corequisite: None. 



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BUS 137 Principles of Management 

This course is designed to be an overview of the major functions of man- 
agement. Emphasis is on planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and 
communicating. Upon completion, students should be able to work as 
contributing members of a team utilizing these functions of management. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 151 People Skills 

This course introduces the basic concepts of identity and communication 
in the business setting. Topics include self-concept; values; communi- 
cation styles; feelings and emotions; roles versus relationships; and 
basic assertiveness, listening, and conflict resolution. Upon completion, 
students should be able to distinguish between unhealthy, self-destruc- 
tive communication patterns and healthy, non-destructive, positive com- 
munication patterns. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 1 53 Human Resource Management 
This course introduces the functions of personnel/human resource man- 
agement within an organization. Topics include equal opportunity and 
the legal environment, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, 
employee development, compensation planning, and employee rela- 
tions. Upon completion, students should be able to anticipate and 
resolve human resource concerns. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

BUS 21 Investment Analysis 

This course examines the concepts related to financial investment and 
the fundamentals of managing investments. Emphasis is on the securi- 
ties markets, stocks, bond, and mutual funds as well as tax implications 
of investment alternatives. Upon completion, students should be able to 
analyze and interpret investment alternatives and report findings to users 
of financial information. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ACC 120. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 225 Business Finance 

This course provides an overview of business financial management. 
Emphasis is on financial statement analysis, time value of money, man- 
agement of cash flow, risk and return, and sources of financing. Upon 
completion, students should be able to interpret and apply the principles 
of financial management. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ACC 120. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 228 Business Statistics 

This course introduces the use of statistical methods and tools in evalu- 
ating research data for business applications. Emphasis is on basic 
probability, measures of spread and dispersion, central tendency, sam- 
pling, regression analysis, and inductive inference. Upon completion, 
students should be able to apply statistical problem solving to business. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: MAT 161. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 230 Small Business Management 

This course introduces the challenges of entrepreneurship, including the 
startup and operation of a small business. Topics include market 
research techniques, feasibility studies, site analysis, financing alterna- 
tives, and managerial decision making. Upon completion, students 
should be able to develop a small business plan. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ACC 
120. Corequisite: None. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



BUS 239 Business Applications Seminar 

This course is designed as a capstone course for Business 
Administration majors. Emphasis is on decision making in the areas of 
management, marketing, production, purchasing, and finance. Upon 
completion, students should be able to apply the techniques, processes, 
and vital professional skills needed in the work place. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: ACC 
120, BUS 115, BUS 137, MKT 120, and either ECO 251 or ECO 252. 
Corequisite: None. 

BUS 240 Business Ethics 

This course introduces contemporary and controversial ethical issues 
that face the business community. Topics include moral reasoning, moral 
dilemmas, law and morality, equity, justice and fairness, ethical stan- 
dards, and moral development. Upon completion, students should be 
able to demonstrate an understanding of their moral responsibilities and 
obligations as members of the workforce and society. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in Business 
This course covers the impact of different management practices and 
leadership styles on worker satisfaction and morale, organizational effec- 
tiveness, productivity, and profitability. Topics include a discussion of for- 
mal and informal organizations, group dynamics, motivation, and man- 
aging conflict and change. Upon completion, students should be able to 
analyze different types of interpersonal situations and determine an 
appropriate course of action. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 261 Diversity in Management 

This course is designed to help managers recognize the need to incor- 
porate diversity into all phases of organizational management. Topics 
include self-evaluation, management, sexual harassment, workforce 
diversity, dual careers, role conflict, and communication issues. Upon 
completion, students should be able to implement solutions minimizing 
policies, attitudes, and stereotypical behaviors that block effective team 
building. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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Carpentry 



CAR 111 A Carpentry I 

This course introduces the theory and construction methods associated 
with the building industry, including framing, materials, tools, and equip- 
ment. Topics include safety, hand and power tool use, site preparation, 
measurement and layout, footings and foundations, construction fram- 
ing, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able 
to safely lay out and perform basic framing skills with supervision. This 
course concentrates on safety, tool usage, materials, and equipment. 
This is a diploma-level course. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
9; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

CAR 111 B Carpentry I 

This course introduces the theory and construction methods associated 
with the building industry, including framing, materials, tools, and equip- 
ment. Topics include safety, hand/power tool use, site preparation, mea- 
surement and layout, footings and foundations, construction framing, and 
other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safe- 
ly lay out and perform basic framing skills with supervision. This course 
concentrates on site preparation, footings and foundations, and floor 
framing. This is a diploma-level course. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: CAR 111 A. 
Corequisite: None. 



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CAR 112A Carpentry II 

This course covers the advanced theory and construction methods asso- 
ciated with the building industry, including framing and exterior finishes. 
Topics include safety, hand and power tool use, measurement and lay- 
out, construction framing, exterior trim and finishes, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely frame and 
apply exterior finishes to a residential building with supervision. This 
course concentrates on wall and roof framing. This is a diploma-level 
course. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 9; Semester Hours 
Credit, 5. Prerequisite: CAR 111 A and CAR 111 B. Corequisite: None. 

CAR112B Carpentry II 

This course covers the advanced theory and construction methods asso- 
ciated with the building industry, including framing and exterior finishes. 
Topics include safety, hand and power tool use, measurement and lay- 
out, construction framing, exterior trim and finishes, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely frame and 
apply exterior finishes to a residential building with supervision. This 
course concentrates on exterior trim and finishes. This is a diploma-level 
course. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: CAR 111 A, CAR 111 B, and CAR 112A. 
Corequisite: None. 

CAR 113 Carpentry III 

This course covers interior trim and finishes. Topics include safety, hand 
and power tool use, measurement and layout, specialty framing, interior 
trim and finishes, cabinetry, and other related topics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to safely install various interior trim and finishes 
in a residential building with supervision. This is a diploma-level course. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 9; Semester Hours Credit, 6. 
Prerequisite: CAR 111. Corequisite: None. 

CAR 115 Residential Planning/Estimating 
This course covers project planning, management, and estimating for 
residential or light commercial buildings. Topics include planning and 
scheduling, interpretation of working drawings and specifications, esti- 
mating practices, and other related topics. Upon completion, students 
should be able to perform quantity take off and cost estimates. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: BPR 130. Corequisite: None. 

Computer Engineering Technology 

CET 111 Computer Upgrade/Repair I 

This course is the first of two courses covering repairing, servicing, and 
upgrading computers and peripherals in preparation for industry certifi- 
cation. Topics include safety practices, CPU/memory/bus identification, 
disk subsystem, hardware and software installation and configuration, 
common device drivers, data recovery, system maintenance, and other 
related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely repair 
and/or upgrade computer systems to perform within specifications. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: CIS 110. Corequisite: None. 



Chemistry 



Initial student placement in developmental courses is based on individu- 
al college placement testing policies and procedures. Students should 
begin developmental course work at the appropriate level indicated by 
the college's placement test. 

CHM 094 Basic Biological Chemistry 

This course introduces the chemistry important to biological processes. 

Emphasis is on the aspects of general, organic, and biological chemistry 



that apply to biological systems and processes. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic bio- 
logical chemistry necessary for success in college-level biology courses. 
Laboratory work reinforces the principles discussed in lecture. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: MAT 060 and RED 080, or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. Corequisites: MAT 070 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. 

CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry 

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry. 
Topics include measurement, matter and energy, atomic and molecular 
structure, nuclear chemistry, stoichiometry, chemical formulas and reac- 
tions, chemical bonding, gas laws, solutions, and acids and bases. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understand- 
ing of chemistry as it applies to other fields. A brief introduction to organ- 
ic chemistry, biochemistry, plastics, polymers, and combustibles is includ- 
ed. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in nat- 
ural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: MAT 070 and RED 090, or sat- 
isfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

CHM 151 General Chemistry I 

This course covers fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics 
include measurement, atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, chem- 
ical reactions, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas 
laws, and solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical laws and con- 
cepts as needed in CHM 152. Laboratory experiments and computer- 
based exercises augment and reinforce the basic principles discussed in 
lecture as well as provide practical examples. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: RED 090 and MAT 080, or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test; and CHM 094 or CHM 131 or high school chemistry within the 
last 5 years. Corequisite: MAT 171. 

CHM 152 General Chemistry II 

This course continues the study of the fundamental principles and laws 
of chemistry. Topics include kinetics, equilibrium, ionic and redox equa- 
tions, acid-base theory, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, introduction 
to nuclear and organic chemistry, and complex ions. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of chemical 
concepts as needed to pursue further study in chemistry and related pro- 
fessional fields. Laboratory experiments and computer-based exercises 
augment and reinforce the basic principles discussed in lecture as well 
as provide practical examples. This course has been approved to satis- 
fy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education 
core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: CHM 
151. Corequisite: None. 

CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I 

This course provides a systematic study of the theories, principles, and 
techniques of organic chemistry. Topics include nomenclature, structure, 
properties, reactions, and mechanisms of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, 
alcohols, and ethers; further topics include isomerization, stereochem- 
istry, and spectroscopy. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of covered 
organic topics as needed in CHM 252. Laboratory experiments, includ- 
ing spectroscopy and chromotography, and computer-based exercises 
augment and reinforce the basic principles discussed in lecture as well 
as provide practical examples. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 
3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: CHM 152. Corequisite: 
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CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II 

This course continues the systematic study of the theories, principles, 
and techniques of organic chemistry. Topics include nomenclature, 
structure, properties, reactions, and mechanisms of aromatics, aldehy- 
des, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, amines and heterocyclics. 
Multi-step synthesis is emphasized. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate an understanding of organic concepts as need- 
ed to pursue further study in chemistry and related professional fields. 
Laboratory experiments, including spectroscopy and chromotography, 
and computer-based exercises augment and reinforce the basic princi- 
ples discussed in lecture as well as provide practical examples. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: CHM 251 . Corequisite: None. 

CHM 261 Quantitative Analysis 

This course introduces classical methods of chemical analysis with an 
emphasis on laboratory techniques. Topics include statistical data treat- 
ment; stoichiometric and equilibrium calculations; and titrimetric, gravi- 
metric, acid-base, oxidation-reduction, and compleximetric methods. 
Upon completion, students should be able to perform classical quantita- 
tive analytical procedures. Laboratory exercises in the various classical 
techniques enhance and reinforce lecture material. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: CHM 
152. Corequisite: None. 



Information Systems 



CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 

This course provides an introduction to computers and computing. 
Topics include the impact of computers on society, ethical issues, and 
hardware/software applications, including spreadsheets, databases, 
word processors, graphics, the Internet, and operating systems. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of 
the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve prob- 
lems. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 113 Computer Basics 

This course introduces basic computer usage for non-computer majors. 
Emphasis is on developing basic personal computer skills. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in basic 
computer applications sufficient to use computer-assisted instructional 
software. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 115 Introduction to Programming and Logic 

This course introduces computer programming and problem solving in a 
programming environment, including an introduction to operating sys- 
tems, text editor, and a language translator. Topics include language 
syntax, data types, program organization, problem-solving methods, 
algorithm design, and logic control structures. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to manage files with operating system commands, 
use top-down algorithm design, and implement algorithmic solutions in a 
programming language. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 070. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 120 Spreadsheet! 

This course introduces basic spreadsheet design and development. 
Topics include writing formulas, using functions, enhancing spread- 
sheets, creating charts, and printing. Upon completion, students should 
be able to design and print basic spreadsheets and charts. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: CIS 110. Corequisite: None. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems 

The course covers operating system concepts which are necessary for 
maintaining and using computer systems. Topics include disk, file, and 
directory structures; installation and setup; resource allocation, optimiza- 
tion, and configuration; system security; and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to install and configure operating 
systems and optimize performance. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 110. Corequisite: 
None. 

CIS 145 Operating System - Single-User 
This course introduces operating systems concepts for single-user sys- 
tems. Topics include hardware management, file and memory manage- 
ment, system configuration/optimization, and utilities. Upon completion, 
students should be able to perform operating system functions at the 
support level in a single-user environment. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 110. 
Corequisite: CIS 130. 

CIS 148 Operating System - Windows* NT 

This course introduces operating systems concepts for the Windows* NT 
operating system. Topics include hardware management, file and mem- 
ory management, system configuration/optimization, networking options, 
and utilities. Upon completion, students should be able to perform oper- 
ating system functions at the single- and multi-user support level in a 
Windows* NT environment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 110 and NET 110. 
Corequisite: CIS 130. 

CIS 1 52 Database Concepts and Applications 

This course introduces database design and creation using a DBMS 
product. Topics include database terminology; usage in industry; design 
theory; types of DBMS models; and creation of simple tables, queries, 
reports, and forms. Upon completion, students should be able to create 
simple database tables, queries, reports, and forms which follow accept- 
able design practices. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 110 or CIS 115. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 153 Database Applications 

This course covers advanced database functions continued from CIS 
152. Topics include manipulating multiple tables, advanced queries, 
screens and reports, linking, and command files. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to create multiple table systems that demonstrate 
updates, screens, and reports which are representative of industry 
requirements. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 152. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 157 Database Programming I 

This course is designed to develop programming proficiency in a select- 
ed DBMS. Emphasis is on the Data Definition Language (DDL) and Data 
Manipulation Language (DML) of the DBMS as well as on report gener- 
ation. Upon completion, students should be able to write programs that 
create, update, and produce reports which are representative of industry 
requirements. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: CIS 130 and CIS 152. Corequisite: 
None. 

CIS 162 Multimedia Presentation Software 

This course is designed to integrate visual and audio resources using 
presentation software in a simple interactive multimedia project. 
Emphasis is on design and audience considerations, general prototyp- 
ing, and handling of media resources. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate an original interactive multimedia presentation 
implementing all of these resources in a professional manner. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: CIS 110. Corequisite: None. 



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CIS 163 Programming Interfaces Internet 

This course creates interactive multimedia applications and applets for 
the Internet using web-specific languages. Emphasis is on audio, video, 
graphic, and network resources and on various file formats. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to create an interactive multimedia appli- 
cation or applet for the Internet. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 110 and CIS 152. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 165 Desktop Publishing I 

This course provides an introduction to desktop publishing software 
capabilities. Emphasis is on efficient use of a page layout software pack- 
age to create, design, and print publications; hardware/software compat- 
ibility; and integration of specialized peripherals. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to prepare publications given design specifications. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: CIS 110. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 1 69 Business Presentations 

This course provides hands-on experience with a graphics presentation 
package. Topics include terminology, effective chart usage, design and 
layout, integrating hardware components, and enhancing presentations 
with text and graphics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
design and demonstrate an effective presentation. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: CIS 
110. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 172 Introduction to the Internet 

This course introduces the various navigational tools and services of the 
Internet. Topics include using Internet protocols, search engines, file 
compression/decompression, FTP, e-mail, list servers, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to use Internet 
resources; retrieve and decompress files; and use e-mail, FTP, and other 
Internet tools. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 110. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 173 Network Theory 

This course examines Token Ring, Ethernet, and Arcnet networks. 
Topics include LAN topologies and design; cable characteristics; cable, 
interface cards, server, and client installation; basic management tech- 
niques; linking networks; and troubleshooting LAN problems. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to install both hardware and software for 
a small client/server LAN and to troubleshoot common network prob- 
lems. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: NET 110. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 174 Network System Manager I 

This course covers effective network management. Topics include net- 
work file system design and security, login scripts and user menus, print- 
ing services, e-mail, and backup. Upon completion, students should be 
able to administer an office network system. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: NET 110. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 1 75 Network Management I 

This course covers fundamental network administration and system 
management. Topics include accessing and configuring basic network 
services, managing directory services, and using network management 
software. Upon completion, students should be able to apply system 
administrator skills in developing a network management strategy. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: NET 110. Corequisite: None. 



CIS 182 Printing on the Network 

This course focuses on effective management of printing on a network. 
Topics include installation, configuration, and management of print 
servers and print queues, remote printer setup, and customizing print 
jobs. Upon completion, students should be able to implement and trou- 
bleshoot network printing. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 174 or CIS 175. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 184 TCP/IP and NFS 

This course focuses on installation and configuration of TCP/IP on a net- 
work. Topics include an overview of TCP/IP, SNMP, application of pro- 
gramming interfaces, Network File System (NFS), IP addresses, and 
routing and tunneling. Upon completion, students should be able to 
install, monitor, manage, diagnose, and troubleshoot common problems 
in IP networks and internetworks. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 175. Corequisite: 
None. 

CIS 215 Hardware Installation/Maintenance 

This course covers the basic hardware of a personal computer, including 
operations and interactions with software. Topics include component 
identification, the memory system, peripheral installation and configura- 
tion, preventive maintenance, and diagnostics and repair. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to select appropriate computer equip- 
ment, upgrade and maintain existing equipment, and troubleshoot and 
repair non-functioning personal computers. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 110 and 
NET 110. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 216 Software Installation/Maintenance 

This course introduces the installation and troubleshooting aspects of 
personal computer software. Emphasis is on initial installation and opti- 
mization of system software, commercial programs, system configuration 
files, and device drivers. Upon completion, students should be able to 
install, upgrade, uninstall, optimize, and troubleshoot personal computer 
software. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisite: CIS 130. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 220 Spreadsheets II 

This course covers advanced spreadsheet design and development. 
Topics include advanced functions, charting, macros, databases, and 
linking. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate com- 
petence in designing complex spreadsheets. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: CIS 120. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 225 Integrated Software 

This course provides strategies to perform data transfer among software 
programs. Emphasis is on data interchange among word processors, 
spreadsheets, presentation graphics, databases, and communications 
products. Upon completion, students should be able to integrate data to 
produce documents using multiple technologies. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: CIS 
120, CIS 152, and OST 136. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 226 Trends in Technology 

This course introduces emerging information systems technologies. 
Emphasis is on evolving technologies and trends in business and indus- 
try. Upon completion, students should be able to articulate an under- 
standing of the current trends and issues in emerging technologies for 
information systems. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: CIS 130. Corequisite: None. 



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CIS 246 Operating System - UNIX 

This course includes operating systems concepts for UNIX operating 
systems. Topics include hardware management, file and memory man- 
agement, system configuration/optimization, utilities, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to use the UNIX oper- 
ating system and its utilities effectively. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 130. Corequisite: 
None. 

CIS 274 Network System Manager II 

This course is a continuation of CIS 174 focusing on advanced network 
management, configuration, and installation. Emphasis is on server con- 
figuration files, startup procedures, server protocol support, memory and 
performance concepts, and management and maintenance. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to install and upgrade networks and 
servers for optimal performance. This course is a unique concentration 
requirement of the Network Administration and Support concentration in 
the Information Systems program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 174. Corequisite: 
None. 

CIS 275 Network Management II 

This course is a continuation of CIS 175 focusing on advanced enterprise 
networks. Topics include directory service tree planning, management 
distribution and protection, improving network security, auditing the net- 
work, printing, networking, and system administration of an Internet 
node. Upon completion, students should be able to manage client ser- 
vices and network features and to optimize network performance. This 
course is a unique concentration requirement of the Network 
Administration and Support concentration in the Information Systems 
program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 175. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 277 Network Design and Implementation 

This course focuses on the design, analysis, and integration of a network 
operating system. Topics include determination of a directory tree struc- 
ture and object placement, creation of time synchronization strategy, 
security, and routing services. Upon completion, students should be able 
to implement a network design strategy, develop a migration strategy, 
and create a network implementation schedule. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 
275. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 279 UNIX System Administration 

This course provides an advanced study of the UNIX operating system 
for maintaining UNIX systems. Topics include administering user 
accounts, using back-up utilities, installing and maintaining UNIX file sys- 
tems, configuring devices, controlling processes, using advanced scripts, 
and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
set up, configure, maintain, and administer a UNIX system. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: CIS 246. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 282 Network Technology 

This course examines concepts of network architecture. Topics include 
various network types, topologies, transmission methods, media and 
access control, the OSI model, and the protocols which operate at each 
level of the model. Upon completion, students should be able to design 
a network based on the requirements of a company. This course is a 
unique concentration requirement of the Network Administration and 
Support concentration in the Information Systems program. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: CIS 173 and CIS 174 or CIS 175. Corequisite: None. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



CIS 286 Systems Analysis and Design 

This course examines established and evolving methodologies for the 
analysis, design, and development of a business information system. 
Emphasis is on business systems characteristics, managing information 
systems projects, prototyping, CASE tools, and systems development 
life cycle phases. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze 
a problem and design an appropriate solution using a combination of 
tools and techniques. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 115 and CSC 134. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 287 Network Support 

This course provides experience using CD ROM and on-line research 
tools as well as hands-on experience for advanced hardware support 
and troubleshooting. Emphasis is on troubleshooting network adapter 
cards and cabling, network storage devices, the DOS workstation, and 
network printing. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, 
diagnose, research, and repair network hardware problems. This course 
is a unique concentration requirement of the Network Administration and 
Support concentration in the Information Systems program. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: CIS 274 or CIS 275. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 288 Systems Project 

This course provides an opportunity to complete a significant systems 
project from the design phase through implementation with minimal 
instructor support. Emphasis is on project definition, documentation, 
installation, testing, presentation, and training. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to complete a project from the definition phase 
through implementation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 4; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 286. Corequisite: None. 



Criminal Justice 



CJC 1 00 Basic Law Enforcement Training 
This course covers the skills and knowledge needed for entry-level 
employment as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina. Emphasis 
is on topics and areas as defined by the North Carolina Administrative 
Code. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate com- 
petence in the topics and areas required for the state comprehensive 
examination. This is a certificate-level course. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 9; Lab, 27; Semester Hours Credit, 18. Prerequisite: Acceptance 
in the BLET program. Corequisite: None. 

CJC 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 

This course introduces the components and processes of the criminal 
justice system. Topics include history, structure, functions, and philoso- 
phy of the criminal justice system and their relationship to life in our soci- 
ety. Upon completion, students should be able to define and describe the 
major system components and their interrelationships as well as evalu- 
ate career options. Special emphasis is on the courts of North Carolina 
and on the constitutional issues arising under the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth 
Amendments. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

CJC 112 Criminology 

This course introduces deviant behavior as it relates to criminal activity. 
Topics include theories of crime causation; statistical analysis of criminal 
behavior; past, present, and future social control initiatives; and other 
related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain and 
discuss various theories of crime causation and societal response. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 

This course covers the juvenile justice system and related juvenile 
issues. Topics include an overview of the juvenile justice system, treat- 
ment and prevention programs, special areas and laws unique to juve- 
niles, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be 
able to identify and discuss juvenile court structure and procedures, func- 
tion and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies, processing and detention of 
juveniles, and case disposition. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 
0; Semester Hours Credit 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

CJC 114 Investigative Photography 

This course covers the operation of various photographic equipment and 
its application to criminal justice. Topics include using various cameras, 
proper exposure of film, developing film and prints, and preparing photo- 
graphic evidence. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate and explain the role of photography and proper film exposure as 
well as development techniques. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: CJC 222. Corequisite: 
None. 

CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 

This course introduces fundamental law enforcement operations. Topics 
include the contemporary evolution of law enforcement operations and 
related issues. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the- 
ories, practices, and issues related to law enforcement operations. 
Through an application setting, students utilize current methods and 
practices of local agencies in order to acquire a more comprehensive 
understanding of operational needs and logistics. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

CJC 122 Community Policing 

This course covers the historical, philosophical, and practical dimensions 
of community policing. Emphasis is on the empowerment of police and 
the community to find solutions to problems by forming partnerships. 
Upon completion, students should be able to define community policing, 
describe how community policing strategies solve problems, and com- 
pare community policing to traditional policing. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CJC 111. 
Corequisite: None. 

CJC 131 Criminal Law 

This course covers the history, evolution, principles, and contemporary 
applications of criminal law. Topics include sources of substantive law, 
classification of crimes, parties to crime, elements of crimes, matters of 
criminal responsibility, and other related topics. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to discuss the sources of law and identify, interpret, 
and apply the appropriate statutes and elements. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

CJC 132 Court Procedure and Evidence 
This course covers judicial structure, process, and procedure from inci- 
dent to disposition; kinds and degrees of evidence; and the rules gov- 
erning admissibility of evidence in court. Topics include consideration of 
state and federal courts, arrest, search and seizure laws, exclusionary 
and statutory rules of evidence, and other related issues. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to identify and discuss procedures neces- 
sary to establish a lawful arrest and search, proper judicial procedures, 
and the admissibility of evidence. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 



CJC 141 Corrections 

This course covers the history, major philosophies, components, and cur- 
rent practices and problems of the field of corrections. Topics include his- 
torical evolution, functions of the various components, alternatives to 
incarceration, treatment programs, inmate control, and other related top- 
ics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the various 
components, processes, and functions of the correctional system. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

CJC 211 Counseling 

This course introduces the basic elements of counseling and specific 
techniques applicable to the criminal justice setting. Topics include 
observation, listening, recording, interviewing, and problem exploration 
necessary to form effective helping relationships. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to discuss and demonstrate the basic techniques of 
counseling. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

CJC 212 Ethics and Community Relations 
This course covers ethical considerations and accepted standards appli- 
cable to criminal justice organizations and professionals. Topics include 
ethical systems; social change, values, and norms; cultural diversity; cit- 
izen involvement in criminal justice issues; and other related topics. 
Upon completion, students should be able to apply ethical considerations 
to the decision making process in identifiable criminal justice situations. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: CJC 111. Corequisite: None. 

CJC 213 Substance Abuse 

This course is a study of substance abuse in our society. Topics include 
the history and classifications of drug abuse and the social, physical, and 
psychological impact of drug abuse. Upon completion, students should 
be able to identify various types of drugs, their effects on human behav- 
ior and society, and treatment modalities. Current area drug trends and 
North Carolina statutes regarding controlled substances are reviewed. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

CJC 214 Victimology 

This course introduces the study of victims. Emphasis is on roles and 
characteristics of victims, victim interaction with the criminal justice sys- 
tem and society, current victim assistance programs, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss and identi- 
fy victims, the uniqueness of victims' roles, and current victim assistance 
programs, in addition, this course will assess critical competencies with- 
in the Criminal Justice program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: CJC 111, CJC 122, CJC 
132, CJC 215, and CJC 221. Corequisites: CJC 121 and CJC 131. 

CJC 215 Organization and Administration 
This course introduces the components and functions of organization 
and administration as it applies to the agencies of the criminal justice sys- 
tem. Topics include operations and functions of organizations; recruiting, 
training, and retention of personnel; funding and budgeting; communica- 
tions; span of control and discretion; and other related topics. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to identify and discuss the basic com- 
ponents and functions of a criminal justice organization and its 
administrative operations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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CJC 221 Investigative Principles 

This course introduces the theories and fundamentals of the investigative 
process. Topics include crime scene and incident processing, informa- 
tion gathering techniques, collection and preservation of evidence, 
preparation of appropriate reports, court presentations, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, explain, and 
demonstrate the techniques of the investigative process, report prepara- 
tion, and courtroom presentation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: CJC 111 , CJC 122, CJC 
132, and CJC 215. Corequisite: None. 

CJC 222 Criminalistics 

This course covers the functions of the forensic laboratory and its rela- 
tionship to successful criminal investigations and prosecutions. Topics 
include advanced crime scene processing, investigative techniques, cur- 
rent forensic technologies, and other related topics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to identify and collect relevant evidence at sim- 
ulated crime scenes and request appropriate laboratory analysis of sub- 
mitted evidence. Practical applications of course materials are utilized at 
the instructor's discretion. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CJC 221. Corequisite: None. 
CJC 225 Crisis Intervention 

This course introduces critical incident intervention and management 
techniques as they apply to operational criminal justice practitioners. 
Emphasis is on the victim/offender situation as well as on job-related high 
stress and dangerous or problem-solving citizen contacts. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to provide insightful analysis of emo- 
tional, violent, drug-induced, and other critical and/or stressful incidents 
that require field analysis and/or resolution. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

CJC 231 Constitutional Law 

The course covers the impact of the Constitution of the United States and 
its amendments on the criminal justice system. Topics include the struc- 
ture of the Constitution and its amendments, court decisions pertinent to 
contemporary criminal justice issues, and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to identify and discuss the basic 
structure of the United States Constitution as well as the rights and pro- 
cedures as interpreted by the courts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

CJC 232 Civil Liability 

This course covers liability issues for the criminal justice professional. 
Topics include civil rights violations, tort liability, employment issues, and 
other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
explain civil trial procedures and discuss contemporary liability issues. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

CJC 241 Community-Based Corrections 
This course covers programs for convicted offenders that are used both 
as alternatives to incarceration and in post-incarceration situations. 
Topics include offenders, diversion, house arrest, restitution, community 
service, probation and parole, including both public and private partici- 
pation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be 
able to identify and discuss the various programs from the perspective of 
the criminal justice professional, the offender, and the community. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



Cooperative Education 



COE110 World of Work 

This course covers basic knowledge necessary for gaining and main- 
taining employment. Topics include job search skills, work ethic, meet- 
ing employer expectations, workplace safety, and human relations. 
Upon completion, students should be able to make a successful transi- 
tion from school to work. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 0; 
Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: Permission of pro- 
gram director. Corequisite: None. 

COE 111 Co-Op Work Experience I 

This course provides work experience with a college-approved employ- 
er in an area related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is on 
integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demon- 
strate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related compe- 
tencies. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 10; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: Permission of program director. 
Corequisite: None. 

COE 112 Co-Op Work Experience I 

This course provides work experience with a college-approved employ- 
er in an area related to the student's program of study. Emphasis is on 
integrating classroom learning with related work experience. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to evaluate career selection, demon- 
strate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related compe- 
tencies. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 20; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: Permission of program director. 
Corequisite: None. 



Communication 



For Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs, 3 semester 
hours credit (SHC) in speech/communication may be substituted for 3 
SHC in humanities/fine arts. Speech/communication may not substitute 
for the literature requirement. 

COM 111 Voice and Diction I 

This course provides guided practice in the proper production of speech. 
Emphasis is on improving speech, including breathing, articulation, pro- 
nunciation, and other vocal variables. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate effective natural speech in various contexts. 
Students should also demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: 
articulation, expressiveness, fluency, standard English grammar, and 
pronunciation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

COM 231 Public Speaking 

This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and deliv- 
ery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis 
is on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, per- 
suasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches 
and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support. 
Students should also demonstrate the speaking, listening, and interper- 
sonal skills necessary to be effective communicators in academic set- 
tings, in the workplace, and in the community. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in speech/communication. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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CSC 120 Computing Fundamentals I 

This course provides the essential foundation for the discipline of com- 
puting and a program of study in computer science, including the role of 
the professional. Topics include algorithm design, data abstraction, 
searching and sorting algorithms, and procedural programming tech- 
niques. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, 
develop algorithms, specify data types, perform sorts and searches, and 
use an operating system. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: MAT 080 or MAT 090. 
Corequisite: None. 

CSC 130 Computing Fundamentals II 

This course provides in-depth coverage of the discipline of computing 
and the role of the professional. Topics include software design method- 
ologies, analysis of algorithm and data structures, searching and sorting 
algorithms, and file organization methods. Upon completion, students 
should be able to use software design methodologies and choice of data 
structures as well as understand the social and ethical responsibilities of 
the computing professional. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3. Lab 2, 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: CSC 120. Corequisite: None. 

CSC 134 C++ Programming 

This course introduces object-oriented, computer programming using the 
C++ programming language. Topics include input/output operations, iter- 
ation, arithmetic operations, arrays, pointers, filters, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, 
and debug C++ language programs. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 115. Corequisite: 
None. 

CSC 135 COBOL Programming 

This course introduces computer programming using the COBOL pro- 
gramming language. Topics include input/output operations, sequence, 
selection, iteration, arithmetic operations, arrays and tables, and other 
related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to design, 
code, test, and debug COBOL language programs. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 
115. Corequisite: None. 

CSC 1 39 Visual Basic Programming 

This course introduces event-driven computer programming using the 
Visual Basic programming language. Topics include input/output opera- 
tions, sequence, selection, iteration, arithmetic operations, arrays, forms, 
sequential files, and other related topics. Upon completion, students 
should be able to design, code, test, and debug Visual Basic language 
programs. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 115. Corequisite: None. 

CSC 143 Object-Oriented Programming 

This course introduces the concepts of object-oriented programming. 
Emphasis is on event-driven programming methods, including creating 
and manipulating objects and classes as well as using object-oriented 
tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be 
able to design, test, debug, and implement objects at the application level 
using the appropriate environment. This course is a unique concentration 
requirement of the Programming concentration in the Information 
Systems program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CSC 134. Corequisite: None. 

CSC 152 SAS 

This course introduces the fundamentals of SAS programming. 
Emphasis is on learning basic SAS commands and statements for solv- 
ing a variety of data processing applications. Upon completion, students 
should be able to use SAS data and procedure steps to create SAS data 
sets, do statistical analysis, and create general customized reports. 



Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: CIS 130. Corequisite: None. 

CSC 193 Selected Topics in Programming 
This course provides an opportunity to explore areas of current interest 
in programming. Emphasis is on subject matter appropriate to the pro- 
gram or discipline. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate an understanding of the specific area of study. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CSC 
134 or CSC 139. Corequisite: None. 

CSC 234 Advanced C++ 

This course is a continuation of CSC 134 using C++ with structured pro- 
gramming principles. Emphasis is on advanced arrays and tables, file 
management and processing techniques, data structures, sub-programs, 
interactive processing, sort and merge routines, and libraries. Upon 
completion, students should be able to design, code, test, debug, and 
document programming solutions. This course is a unique concentration 
requirement of the Programming concentration in the Information 
Systems program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: CSC 134 and CSC 143. Corequisite: 
None. 

CSC 235 Advanced COBOL 

This course is a continuation of CSC 135 using COBOL with structured 
programming principles. Emphasis is on advanced arrays and tables, file 
management and processing techniques, data structures, sub-programs, 
interactive processing, sort and merge routines, and libraries. Upon 
completion, students should be able to design, code, test, debug, and 
document programming solutions. This course is a unique concentration 
requirement of the Programming concentration in the Information 
Systems program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CSC 135. Corequisite: None. 

CSC 239 Advanced Visual Basic 

This course is a continuation of CSC 139 using Visual Basic with struc- 
tured programming principles. Emphasis is on advanced arrays and 
tables, file management and processing techniques, data structures, 
sub-programs, interactive processing, sort and merge routines, and 
libraries. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, 
debug, and document programming solutions. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CSC 139. 
Corequisite: None. 

CSC 248 Advanced Internet Programming 
This course covers advanced programming skills required to design 
Internet applications. Emphasis is on programming techniques required 
to support network applications. Upon completion, students should be 
able to design, code, debug, and document network-based programming 
solutions to various real-world problems using an appropriate program- 
ming language. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CSC 134 or CSC 140 or CSC 141. 
Corequisite: None. 

Clinical Trials Research 

CTR 110 Introduction to Clinical Research 
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the clinical 
research process and its history and evolution. Topics include phase of 
clinical trials, protection of human subjects, roles of the clinical research 
teams, and responsibilities of clinical research organizations. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to prepare an organizational chart 
depicting a typical research team, defining the roles or responsibilities of 
each member. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Clinical Trials Research 
Associate program. Corequisite: None. 



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CTR 112 Clinical Research Terminology 
This course is designed to enhance and augment the student's knowl- 
edge of basic medical terminology. Emphasis is on acronyms, abbrevi- 
ations, and initials commonly used in clinical research and the terminol- 
ogy associated with pharmaceutical and pharmacological research. 
Upon completion, students will be able to utilize and apply standard 
i research terminology in effective written and verbal communication. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Clinical Trials Research Associate pro- 
gram. Corequisite: None. 

CTR 115 Clinical Research Regulations 

This course covers the range of national and international regulations 
governing the development of drugs, diagnostics, medical devices, and 
biologies. Topics include a review of the regulatory agencies, guidelines 
for regulatory application, required documentation, and preparation for 
compliance audits. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate a basic understanding of regulatory processes associated with 
clinical research and describe effective means of compliance. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: CTR 110 and CTR 112. Corequisite: None. 
CTR 120 Research Protocol Design 

This course introduces the student to the scientific development of 
research protocols and their key elements. Topics include the differenti- 
ation between research design types, rules for writing protocols, ethical 
considerations relative to research protocols, and the correct preparation 
of data collection forms. Upon completion, the student will be able to 
identify the primary components of protocols and effectively develop a 
protocol draft. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CTR 115. Corequisite: CTR 130. 

CTR 130 Clinical Research Management 
This course introduces the student to the elements involved in imple- 
menting and managing a clinical study. Topics include overall project 
planning, development of study goals, preparation of budget and con- 
tracts, implementation of monitoring visits, and effective management of 
research sites. Upon completion, students should be able to design and 
prepare a plan for the implementation and management of a sample clin- 
ical research project. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: CTR 115. Corequisite: CTR 
120. 

CTR 150 Research Fieldwork I 

This course provides supervised work experience and observation in a 
clinical research setting. Emphasis is on the enhancement of profes- 
sional skills and the practical application of curriculum concepts research 
setting. Upon completion, students should be able to apply research the- 
ory effectively to clinical research practices. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 15; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisites: CTR 120 
and CTR 130. Corequisite: None. 

CTR 210 Research Data and Reports 

This course covers the organization and management of study data and 
the effective presentation of data in reports. Topics include database 
structures, data management systems, quality assurance, data confi- 
dentially and security, key elements of effective reports, and preparation 
of case report forms. Upon completion, students will be able to organize, 
enter, and review effectively the data used in presentations required 
reports. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisites: CTR 120 and MAT 115. Corequisite: None. 

CTR 220 Research Site Management 

This course covers the guidelines and methodology of research site 
management and the recruitment of research sites, investigators, and 
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investigators, on-site budget management, and the coordination of sub- 
ject participation. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate the principles and practices of effective research site management. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: CTR 210. Corequisite: None. 

CTR 250 Research Fieldwork II 

This course provides more advanced work experience in a clinical 
research setting. Emphasis is on the refinement of professional skills 
and the practice of curriculum concepts in diverse clinical research areas. 
Upon completion, students will be able to apply research theory to clini- 
cal practices. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 24; Semester 
Hours Credit, 8. Prerequisite: CTR 220. Corequisite: CTR 291 . 



Drafting 



DFT 115 Architectural Drafting 

This course introduces basic drafting practices used in residential and 
light commercial design. Topics include floor plans, foundations, details, 
electrical components, elevations, and dimensioning practice. Upon 
completion, students should be able to complete a set of working draw- 
ings for a simple structure. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

DFT 117 Technical Drafting 

This course introduces basic drafting practices for non-drafting majors. 

Emphasis is on instrument use and care, shape and size description, 

sketching, and pictorials. Upon completion, students should be able to 

produce drawings of assigned parts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; 

Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 

None. 

DFT 170 Engineering Graphics 

This course introduces basic engineering graphics skills, equipment, and 
applications (manual and computer-aided). Topics include sketching, 
measurements, lettering, dimensioning, geometric construction, ortho- 
graphic projections and pictorial drawings, and sectional and auxiliary 
views. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of basic engineering graphics principles and practices. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



Dental 



DLT111 Dental Anatomy/Physiology 

This course introduces the anatomy of the individual tooth and the basic 
anatomy/physiology of the head, oral cavity, and supporting structures. 
Topics include anatomy, contour, occlusion, malocclusion, the tempor- 
mandibular joint, and the anatomical structures of the head and oral cav- 
ity. Upon completion, students should be able to carve teeth with proper 
occlusion, anatomy, and contour and understand the anatomy of the 
head and oral cavity. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 6; Clinical, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental 
Laboratory Technology program. Corequisite: None. 

DLT 114 Dental Materials 

This course provides a study of the composition, properties, and uses of 
non-metal materials as well as the physical and mechanical properties of 
metal alloys. Topics include gypsums, waxes, acrylics, metals, and poli- 
cies related to health, safety, and infection control. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to identify gypsums, waxes, acrylics, and metal 
materials and know the proper procedures for health, safety, and infec- 
tion control. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental 
Laboratory Technology program. Corequisite: None. 



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DLT116 Complete Dentures 

This course introduces basic and intermediate techniques in complete 
denture construction and also covers mandibular movement, occlusion, 
and infection control. Topics include baseplates, occlusion rims, articu- 
lator mountings, custom trays, setting of teeth, waxing denture bases, 
investing, processing, selective grinding, finishing, and polishing of com- 
plete dentures. Upon completion, students should be able to construct 
complete denture prostheses utilizing proper laboratory technique. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 9; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Laboratory Technology 
program. Corequisite: None. 

DLT 118 Cast Partial Dentures 

This course covers techniques used in fabricating cast removable partial 
denture frameworks utilizing a chrome-cobalt alloy. Topics include sur- 
veying, designing, block-out procedures, pouring refractory casts, wax- 
ing, casting, finishing, polishing frameworks, tooth selection, setup, pro- 
cessing, and finishing of acrylic. Upon completion, students should be 
able to fabricate cast removable partial dentures following the dental pre- 
scription. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 9; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisites: DLT 111 and DLT 114. 
Corequisite: None. 

DLT 1 1 9 Wrought-Orthodontic Appliances 
This course introduces techniques for fabricating removable wrought and 
orthodontic/pedodontic appliances. Topics include wrought clasps, arch- 
wires, orthodontic clasps, orthodontic acrylic, soldering, fabrication, and 
repair of orthodontic restorations. Upon completion, students should be 
able to fabricate removable wrought-orthodontic appliances following the 
dental prescription. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 9; Clinical, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

DLT 123 Crown and Bridge 

This course introduces techniques for fabricating cast gold restorations. 
Topics include infection control, pouring impressions with removable 
dies, trimming margins, articulating, waxing of single and multiple units, 
soldering, and principles of occlusion. Upon completion, students should 
be able to fabricate single and multiple unit cast gold fixed restorations. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 12; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 6. Prerequisites: DLT 111 and DLT 114. Corequisite: None. 

DLT 126 Advanced Crown and Bridge 

This course introduces techniques for fabricating advanced fixed restora- 
tions. Topics include resin veneers, temporary crowns, post-core 
crowns, overdenture copings, non-parallel bridges, and semi-precision 
attachments. Upon completion, students should be able to fabricate 
advanced fixed restorations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 9; 
Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: DLT 123. 
Corequisite: None. 

DLT 211 Advanced Complete Dentures 

This course includes instruction in advanced complete denture construc- 
tion. Topics include overdentures, immediate dentures, cast metal 
bases, relines, rebases, repairs, and various occlusal relationships. 
Upon completion, students should be able to construct advanced com- 
plete denture prostheses following the dental prescription. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 12; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 6. 
Prerequisite: DLT 116. Corequisite: None. 

DLT 215 Advanced Partial Dentures 

This course examines the biomechanics of removable partial denture 
design as well as fabrication and concepts, including gnathalogical prin- 
ciples as applied in the construction of restorations. Emphasis is on fab- 
ricating advanced cast metal restorations, including bite raisers, flat back 
facings, tube teeth, and concepts relating to precision partial construc- 
tion, such as implants. Upon completion, students should be able to 



demonstrate an understanding of gnathalogical concepts and the fabri- 
cation of special types of removable restorations. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 1; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: DLT 118. Corequisite: None. 

DLT 217 Ceramic Techniques 

This course includes the physical properties of metals and ceramics as 
well as the fabrication of porcelain fused to metal crowns, including 
porcelain shoulder margins. Emphasis is on infection control, model and 
die fabrication, metal substructure fabrication, build up, firing, and finish- 
ing of ceramic crowns. Upon completion, students should be able to 
complete single unit ceramic crowns. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
2; Lab, 9; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: DLT 126. 
Corequisite: None. 

DLT 21 9 Jurisprudence and Ethics 

This course covers the history as well as the legal and ethical aspects of 
the laboratory profession and in-depth studies of the certification pro- 
gram. Topics include dental laboratory history, dentist-laboratory rela- 
tionships, certification preparation, and legal and ethical requirements of 
dental laboratories and technicians. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical require- 
ments of the dental laboratory profession and dental history. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Laboratory Technology program. 
Corequisite: None. 

DLT 222 Advanced Ceramic Techniques 

This course covers the fabrication of metal-ceramic bridges; all-ceramic 
crowns; and shading, staining, and personalizing ceramic restorations. 
Emphasis is on bonding dental porcelain on base metal alloys, margina- 
tion, contouring, shading, and soldering. Upon completion, students 
should be able to fabricate ceramic-to-metal bridgework. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 9; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. 
Prerequisite: DLT 217. Corequisite: None. 

DLT 224 Dental Lab Practice 

This course provides practical experience in the commercial laboratory 
setting. Emphasis is on all laboratory techniques pertaining to the spe- 
cialty area. Upon completion, students should be able to function effec- 
tively in the commercial dental laboratory environment. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 20; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisites: DLT 211, DLT 215, and DLT 222. Corequisite: None. 

Drama 

DRA 170 Play Production I 

This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes 
involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental prac- 
tices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of var- 
ious periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to 
participate in an assigned position with a college theater production. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 9; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

Economics 



ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 

This course introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and 
industry choices in the market economy. Topics include the price mech- 
anism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and 
revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market 
failure, and government intervention. Upon completion, students should 
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order to achieve economic objectives efficiently. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: MAT 070 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. 

ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 

This course introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, 
income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; 
aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and 
growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques; and international 
trade. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate national 
economic components, conditions, and alternatives for achieving socioe- 
conomic goals. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 070 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 
090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

Education 

EDU 111 Early Childhood Credential I 

This course introduces early childhood education and the role of the 
teacher in environments that encourage exploration and learning. Topics 
include professionalism, child growth and development, individuality, 
family, and culture. Upon completion, students should be able to identi- 
fy and demonstrate knowledge of professional roles, major areas of child 
growth and development, and diverse families. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

EDU 112 Early Childhood Credential II 

This course introduces developmentally appropriate practices; positive 
guidance; and standards of health, safety, and nutrition. Topics include 
the learning environment; planning developmentally appropriate activi- 
ties; positive guidance techniques; and health, safety, and nutrition stan- 
dards. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate devel- 
opmentally appropriate activities and positive guidance techniques as 
well as describe health, sanitation, and nutrition practices that promote 
healthy environments for children. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: EDU 111. Corequisite: 
None. 

EDU 113 Family/Early Childhood Credential 
This course covers business and professional practices for family early 
childhood providers, developmentally appropriate practices, positive 
guidance, and methods of providing a safe and healthy environment. 
Topics include developmentally appropriate practices; health, safety, and 
nutrition; and business and professionalism. Upon completion, students 
should be able to develop a handbook of policies, procedures, and prac- 
tices for a family child care home. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: EDU 111. Corequisite: 
None. 

EDU 131 Child, Family, and Community 

This course covers the relationships between the families, programs for 
children and schools, and the community. Emphasis is on establishing 
and maintaining positive collaborative relationships with families and 
community resources. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate strategies for effectively working with diverse families and 
for identifying and utilizing community resources. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



EDU 144 Child Development I 

This course covers the theories of child development and the develop- 
mental sequences of children from conception through the pre-school 
years for early childhood educators. Emphasis is on sequences in phys- 
ical/motor, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development as 
well as appropriate experiences for the young child. Upon completion, 
students should be able to identify developmental milestones, plan expe- 
riences to enhance development, and describe appropriate interaction 
techniques and environments for typical and atypical development. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 145 Child Development II 

This course covers theories of child development and developmental 
sequences of children from pre-school through middle childhood for early 
childhood educators. Emphasis is on characteristics of physical/motor, 
social, emotional, and cognitive/language development and appropriate 
experiences for children. Upon completion, students should be able to 
identify developmental characteristics, plan experiences to enhance 
development, and describe appropriate interaction techniques and envi- 
ronments. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: EDU 144. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 146 Child Guidance 

This course introduces practical principles and techniques for develop- 
mentally appropriate guidance. Emphasis is on encouraging self-esteem 
and cultural awareness, effective communication skills, and direct and 
indirect guidance techniques and strategies. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate strategies which encourage positive 
social interactions; promote conflict resolution; and develop self-control, 
self-motivation, and self-esteem in children. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

EDU 1 52 Music, Movement, and Language 
This course introduces historical perspectives of music and movement 
and integrates the whole language concept with emphasis on diversity. 
Emphasis is on designing an environment that focuses on language 
development through developmentally and culturally appropriate music 
and movement. Upon completion, students should be able to design an 
environment that develops language through a music and movement 
curriculum that emphasizes diversity. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

EDU 153 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 

This course focuses on promoting and maintaining the health and well- 
being of children. Topics include health and nutritional needs, safe and 
healthy environments, as well as recognizing and reporting child abuse 
and neglect. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and 
monitor safe indoor and outdoor environments and to implement a nutri- 
tion education program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: EDU153A. 

EDU 153A Health, Safety, and Nutrition Lab 

This course provides a laboratory component to complement EDU 1 53. 
Emphasis is on practical experiences that enhance concepts introduced 
in the classroom. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate a practical understanding of the development and implementation 
of safe indoor and outdoor environments and nutrition education pro- 
grams. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: EDU 153. 



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EDU 1 54 Social and Emotional Development 
This course covers the social and emotional development of young chil- 
dren. Topics include interpreting theory, assessing children, and planning 
and implementing developmentally appropriate practices. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to plan, implement, and evaluate learning 
experiences in a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 161 Introduction to Exceptional Child 
This course covers exceptional children as learners within the context of 
the community, school, and family. Emphasis is on the legal, social, 
physical, political, and cultural issues relating to the analysis and teach- 
ing of exceptional children. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate knowledge of identification processes, mainstreaming tech- 
niques, and professional practices and attitudes. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

EDU 1 62 Early Exposure/Prospective Teachers 
This course provides an opportunity to observe teachers and pupils in a 
natural classroom environment. Emphasis is on observation methods, 
planning, teaching, evaluation, personal goal assessment, and curricu- 
lum. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of their own personal teaching goals, teaching methods, 
planning methods, and student performance evaluation. This course 
serves as a capstone course for the Early Childhood Associate in Applied 
Science program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: EDU 112, EDU 131, EDU 146, EDU 153, 
EDU 153A, EDU 157, EDU 161, EDU 221, EDU 234, EDU 251, EDU 
262. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 1 72 Education Tools 

This course covers practical applications of technology in educational 
settings. Topics include software selection for classroom usage, record 
keeping, and adaptive technology for children with special needs. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate appropriate com- 
puter skills for the educational environment. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

EDU 221 Children with Special Needs 

This course introduces working with children with special needs. 
Emphasis is on the characteristics and assessment of children as well as 
on strategies for adapting the home and classroom environment. Upon 
completion, students should be able to recognize atypical development; 
make appropriate referrals; and work collaboratively to plan, implement, 
and evaluate inclusion strategies. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: EDU 144 and EDU 
145. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 

This course covers the skills needed to implement effectively the group 
care of infants, toddlers, and two-year olds. Emphasis is on child devel- 
opment and developmentally appropriate practices. Upon completion, 
students should be able to identify, plan, select materials and equipment, 
and implement and evaluate a developmentally appropriate curriculum. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 241 Adult-Child Relations 

This course covers self-concept and effective, active listening skills in 
positive one-to-one interactions with individuals and groups of children. 
Emphasis is on self-concept development and effective communication 
techniques used with children. Upon completion, students should be 



able to identify principles underlying self-concept and demonstrate effec- 
tive listening and communication skills adults use with children. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 251 Exploration Activities 

This course covers discovery experiences in science, math, and social 
studies. Emphasis is on developing concepts for each area and encour- 
aging young children to explore, discover, and construct concepts. Upon 
completion, students should be able to discuss the discovery approach 
to teaching, explain major concepts in each area, and plan appropriate 
experiences for children. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: EDU 251 A. 

EDU 251 A Exploration Activities Lab 

This course covers discovery experiences in science, math, and social 
studies. Emphasis is on developing concepts for each area and encour- 
aging young children to explore, discover, and construct concepts. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate a practical under- 
standing of the development and implementation of appropriate science, 
math, and social studies activities for children. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: EDU 251 . 

EDU 261 Early Childhood Administration I 
This course covers the policies, procedures, and responsibilities for man- 
aging early childhood education programs. Topics include implementa- 
tion of goals, principles of supervision, budgeting and financial manage- 
ment, and meeting the standards for a NC Child Day Care license. Upon 
completion, students should be able to develop program goals, explain 
licensing standards, determine budgeting needs, and describe effective 
methods of personnel supervision. Students should also be able to 
develop a plan for center site location and start-up. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration II 
This course provides a foundation for budgetary, financial, and personnel 
management of the child care center. Topics include budgeting, financial 
management, marketing, hiring, supervision, and professional develop- 
ment of a child care center. Upon completion, students should be able 
to formulate marketing, financial management, and fund development 
plans as well as develop personnel policies, including supervision and 
staff development plans. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: EDU 261. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 282 Early Childhood Literature 

This course covers the history, selection, and integration of literature and 
language in the early childhood curriculum. Topics include the history 
and selection of developmentally appropriate children's literature as well 
as the use of books and other media to enhance language and literacy 
in the classroom. Upon completion, students should be able to select 
appropriate books for storytelling, reading aloud, puppetry, flannel board 
use, and other techniques. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 288 Advanced Issues/Early Childhood Education 
This course covers advanced topics and issues in early childhood. 
Emphasis is on current advocacy issues, emerging technology, profes- 
sional growth experiences, and other related topics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to list, discuss, and explain advanced current 
topics and issues in early childhood education. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 



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Engineering 



EGR 131 Introduction to Electronics Technology 
This course introduces the basic skills required for electrical/electronics 
technicians. Topics include soldering/desoldering, safety practices, test 
equipment, scientific calculators, AWG wire table, the resistor color code, 
electronic devices, problem solving, and use of hand tools. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to solder/desolder, operate test equip- 
ment, apply problem-solving techniques, and use a scientific calculator. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

Environment, Health, and Safety 

EHS 111 Occupational Safety/Engineering 
This course introduces the role of the safety practitioner and safety engi- 
neer in business, industrial, and institutional settings. Topics include 
Workers Compensation, record keeping and training, and correct han- 
dling procedures for hazardous materials. Upon completion, students 
should be able to perform preliminary hazards analysis, fault tree analy- 
sis, and other safety monitoring and compliance practices. Additional 
topics include safety inspections, accident investigation, personal pro- 
tective equipment, ergonomics, machine safeguarding, lockout/tagout, 
confined space entry, fire protection, electrical safety, and laboratory 
safety. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 5. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 112 Industrial Hygiene 

This course provides a clear understanding of the history and develop- 
ment of the industrial hygiene movement, with emphasis on recognizing 
specific health hazards. Topics include an introduction to harmful agents, 
routes of entry, skin diseases, types of airborne contaminants, and a 
review of federal agencies. Upon completion, students should be able to 
identify the role and function of the industrial hygienist relative to the 
industrial environment. Additional topics include evaluation of occupa- 
tional health hazards by area and personal sampling as well as control of 
these hazards by means of engineering controls and personal protective 
equipment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 5. Prerequisite: CHM131. Corequisite: None. 

IEHS 1 1 3 OSH A Electrical Safety 

This course covers OSHA electrical safety regulations that apply to gen- 
eral industry. Emphasis is on controlled electrical hazards in the work- 
place, understanding ground paths, recognizing electrical hazards, and 
interpreting electrical standards. Upon completion, students should be 
able to demonstrate an understanding of OSHA safety regulations with- 
in general industry. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 1 1 4 OSHA Regulations 

This course covers OSHA regulations that govern workplace safety. 
Emphasis is on problems and case studies in which applicable OSHA 
regulations are identified and interpreted. Upon completion, students 
should be able to identify incidents of non-compliance and recommend 
compliance strategies. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 115 Environmental Science 

This course covers human interaction with the environment. Emphasis 
is on how ecosystems function in terms of nutrient cycles, energy flows, 
population dynamics, and human development. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the conse- 
quences of human activity on the environment. Environmental health 
and toxicology are also emphasized. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



EHS 116 Environmental Management 

This course covers management of environmental processes in general 
industry. Emphasis is on environmental chemistry, air quality compli- 
ance, environmental toxicology, waste disposal techniques, and air emis- 
sion technology. Upon completion, students should be able to provide 
leadership in the environmental management area and demonstrate 
knowledge of applicable environmental management techniques. The 
course emphasizes management of hazardous materials and hazardous 
waste in the industrial and laboratory settings. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 4; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

EHS 118 EnvironmentalJustice 

This course introduces the major ethical issues that are encountered in 
dealing with pollution, hazardous waste, and industrial site management 
in modem society. Topics include waste storage, waste management, 
industrial site planning, and related issues. Upon completion, students 
should be able to discuss environmental justice issues in an informed 
and rational manner with concern for all affected persons and communi- 
ties. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 
3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 121 DOT Regulations 

This course introduces US Department of Transportation regulations and 
selected Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Environmental Protection 
Agency regulations regarding hazardous materials transportation. 
Emphasis is on problems and case studies in which students identify and 
interpret applicable DOT regulations. Upon completion, students should 
be able to identify incidents of non-compliance and recommend compli- 
ance strategies. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 211 Environmental Regulations 

This course introduces general industry environmental regulations. 
Emphasis is on problems and case studies in which applicable EPA reg- 
ulations are identified and interpreted. Upon completion, students should 
be able to identify incidents of non-compliance and recommend compli- 
ance strategies. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 212 Industrial Hygiene Sampling 

This course covers industrial hygiene and sampling. Topics include the 
calibration and operation of sampling equipment and instruments. Upon 
completion, students should be able to perform basic industrial hygiene 
sampling procedures and interpret the results. In addition, the course 
covers applications and use of personal protective equipment. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: CHM 131 and EHS 112. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 213 Environmental Liability 

This course covers major federal and state laws concerning environ- 
mental liability. Topics include a review of SARA; the Resource 
Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976; and the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980. 
Upon completion, students should be able to discuss and explain major 
principles of environmental legal liability. In addition, this course covers 
the fundamentals of toxicology as applied to hazardous materials man- 
agement and industrial hygiene. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: None. Corequisite: 
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EHS 214 Industrial Processes 

This course covers common general manufacturing processes that 
involve hazardous materials and wastes. Emphasis is on waste mini- 
mization strategies, common functions within facilities, and selected unit 
operations in industry. Upon completion, students should be able to pro- 
vide a comprehensive account of the industrial processes in selected 
businesses, industries, and institutions. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

EHS 215 Incident Management 

This course introduces management of hazardous materials and inci- 
dents. Topics include analysis and application of the Incident Command 
System from the discovery of a hazardous substance release to decon- 
tamination and termination procedures. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the roles and respon- 
sibilities of hazardous materials team members. This course serves as 
a capstone course which integrates occupational and environmental 
health skills developed in other Environmental Health and Safety cours- 
es. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 
4. Prerequisites: None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 217 Biomedical Waste Management 
This course covers issues and problems that confront waste manage- 
ment professionals in the health services, biological processing, and 
research industries. Emphasis is on programmatic waste collection and 
processing sterile environments. Upon completion, students should be 
able to develop and implement a plan for disposal of biological and med- 
ical wastes. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 218 Industrial Ergonomics 

This course covers ergonomic issues, including cumulative trauma dis- 
orders and carpal tunnel syndrome. Emphasis is on biomechanics, 
hand-wrist injuries, repetitive-motion disorders, and appropriate record 
keeping requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to pro- 
vide ergonomic assistance throughout the facility, conduct ergonomic 
audits, and recognize ergonomic problems in the work place. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



Electricity 



ELC112 DC/AC Electricity 

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of and computations 
related to DC/AC electricity. Emphasis is on DC/AC circuits, compo- 
nents, operation of test equipment, and other related topics. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to construct, verify, and analyze simple 
DC/AC circuits. Subject areas include Ohm's Law; capacitance; induc- 
tance and reactance; true, reactive, and total power; and series, parallel, 
and combination circuits. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 6; 
Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: MAT 121. 

ELC113 Basic Wiring I 

This course introduces the care and use of tools and materials used in 
electrical installations as well as the requirements of the National 
Electrical Code. Topics include electrical safety and electrical blueprint 
reading; planning, layout, and installation of electrical distribution equip- 
ment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and 
conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install 
conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with 
basic electrical installations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



ELC115 Industrial Wiring 

This course covers layout, planning, and installation of wiring systems in 
industrial facilities. Emphasis is on industrial wiring methods and mate- 
rials. Upon completion, students should be able to install industrial sys- 
tems and equipment Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELC 113. Corequisite: None. 

ELC 1 1 7 Motors and Controls 

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor 
controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor 
starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students 
should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and 
control circuits. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELC 111, ELC 112, or ELC 131. 
Corequisite: None. 

ELC 118 National Electrical Code 

This course covers the use of the current National Electrical Code. 
Topics include the NEC history, wiring methods, overcurrent protection, 
materials, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be 
able to effectively use the NEC. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 
2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ELC 1 28 Introduction to PLC 

This course introduces the programmable logic controller (PLC) and its 
associated applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input/out- 
put modules, power supplies, surge protection, selection and installation 
of controllers, and interfacing of controllers with equipment. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to install PLCs and create simple pro- 
grams. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ELC 117. Corequisite: None. 

ELC 131 DC/AC Circuit Analysis 

This course introduces DC and AC electricity with emphasis on circuit 
analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics 
include DC and AC principles, circuit analysis laws and theorems, com- 
ponents, test equipment operation, circuit simulation software, and other 
related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret cir- 
cuit schematics; design, construct, verify, and analyze DC/AC circuits; 
and properly use test equipment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; 
Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
MAT 121 

ELC 135 Electrical Machines I 

This course covers magnetic circuits, transformers, DC/AC generators, 
and a review of the three-phase circuit fundamentals, including power 
factor. Topics include magnetic terms and calculations, transformer cal- 
culations based on primary or secondary equivalent circuits, and gener- 
ator regulation and efficiency calculations. Upon completion, students 
should be able to perform regulation and efficiency calculations for 
DC/AC single- and three-phase transformer and generator circuits. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: ELC 112, ELC 131, or ELC 140. Corequisite: None. 

ELC 136 Electrical Machines II 

This course covers DC/AC motor fundamentals, including applications 
and control. Topics include control devices, synchronous and induction 
single and polyphase AC motors, DC motors, stepper, and special pur- 
pose motors. Upon completion, students should be able to perform reg- 
ulation and efficiency calculations and apply motor theory to practical 
control applications. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELC 135. Corequisite: None. 



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ELC 140 Fundamentals of DC/AC Circuit 
This course covers the principles of DC/AC circuit analysis as applied to 
electronics. Topics include atomic theory, circuit analysis, components, 
test equipment, troubleshooting techniques, schematics, diagrams, and 
other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to inter- 
pret, construct, verify, analyze, and troubleshoot DC/AC circuits in a safe 
manner. Electrical safety is emphasized along with fundamentals. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 7. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ELC 213 Instrumentation 

This course covers the fundamentals of instrumentation used in industry. 
Emphasis is on electric, electronic, and pneumatic instruments. Upon 
completion, students should be able to design, install, maintain, and cal- 
ibrate instrumentation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELC 112 or ELC 131. 
Corequisite: None. 

ELC 215 Electrical Maintenance 

This course introduces the theory of maintenance and the skills neces- 
sary to maintain electrical equipment used in industrial and commercial 
facilities. Topics include maintenance theory, predictive and preventive 
maintenance, electrical equipment operation and maintenance, and 
maintenance documentation. Upon completion, students should be able 
to perform maintenance on electrical equipment in industrial and com- 
mercial facilities. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ELC 117. Corequisite: None. 

ELC 228 PLC Applications 

This course continues the study of the programming and applications of 
programmable logic controllers. Emphasis is on advanced program- 
ming, networking, advanced I/O modules, reading and interpreting error 
codes, and troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able 
to program and troubleshoot programmable logic controllers. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: ELC 128. Corequisite: None. 

Electronics 

ELN 131 Electronic Devices 

This course includes semiconductor-based devices such as diodes, 
bipolar transistors, FETs, thermistors, and related components. 
Emphasis is on analysis, selection, biasing, and applications in power 
supplies; small signal amplifiers; and switching and control circuits. Upon 
completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and 
troubleshoot discrete component circuits using appropriate techniques 
and test equipment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELC 131. Corequisite: MAT 
122. 

I ELN 132 Linear IC Applications 

'This course introduces the characteristics and applications of linear inte- 
grated circuits. Topics include op-amp circuits, differential amplifiers, 
instrumentation amplifiers, waveform generators, active filters, PLLs, and 
IC voltage regulators. Upon completion, students should be able to con- 
struct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot linear integrated circuits using 
appropriate techniques and test equipment. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELN 131. 
Corequisite: None. 

ELN 133 Digital Electronics 

This course covers combinational and sequential logic circuits. Topics 
include number systems, Boolean algebra, logic families, MSI and LSI 
circuits, AC/DC converters, and other related topics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot 
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Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: ELC 111, ELC 112, ELC 131, or ELC 140; and ELN 150 
and MAT 145. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 140 Semiconductor Devices 

This course covers semiconductor devices and circuits as they apply to 
the area of electronic servicing. Topics include semiconductor theory, 
diodes, transistors, linear integrated circuits, biasing, amplifiers, power 
supplies, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be 
able to construct, verify, analyze, and troubleshoot semiconductor cir- 
cuits. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 
6. Prerequisite: ELC 131 or ELC 140. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 141 Digital Fundamentals 

This course covers combinational and sequential logic circuits. Topics 
include number systems, logic elements, Boolean algebra, Demorgan's 
theorem, logic families, flip flops, registers, counters, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, verify, and 
troubleshoot digital circuits. This course also introduces basic computer 
circuitry such as memory and bus systems and three-state logic. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 6. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 143 Television Servicing 

This course provides a detailed study of the operation and repair of tele- 
vision receiver systems. Topics include operation, alignment, and repair 
of television receiver systems. Upon completion, students should be 
able to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair television receiver systems. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 6. 
Prerequisite: ELN 140. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 144 Video Recording Systems 

This course provides a detailed study of the operation and repair of video 
recording systems. Topics include operation, alignment, and repair of 
video recording systems. Upon completion, students should be able to 
troubleshoot, maintain, and repair video recording systems. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: ELN 140. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 1 50 CAD for Electronics 

This course introduces computer-aided drafting (CAD) with an emphasis 
on applications in the electronics field. Topics include electronics indus- 
try standards such as symbols, schematic diagrams, and layouts; draw- 
ing electronic circuit diagrams; and specialized electronic drafting prac- 
tices and components, such as resistors, capacitors, and ICs. Upon 
completion, students should be able to prepare electronic drawings with 
CAD software. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: CIS 110 and EGR 131. Corequisite: 
None. 

ELN 210 Introduction to Microelectronics 

This course introduces the field of microelectronics and semiconductor 
processing. Topics include an overview of the industry, job requirements 
and opportunities, vocabulary, and types of microelectronics devices 
manufactured. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate an understanding of the basics of semiconductor materials, prop- 
erties, and fabrication procedures. This course is a unique concentration 
requirement in the Microelectronics concentration of the Electronics 
Engineering Technology program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 



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ELN 21 5 Semiconductor Physics 

This course introduces solid state physics and emphasizes semiconduc- 
tors. Topics include quantum physics, the atom, solid state devices, and 
semiconductor and integrated circuit fabrication techniques. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to apply these principles of physics to 
basic semiconductor fabrication. This course is a unique concentration 
requirement in the Microelectronics concentration of the Electronics 
Engineering Technology program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ELN 131 or ELN 210. 
Corequisite: None. 

ELN 220 Semiconductor Analysis 

This course covers the field of microelectronics and semiconductor pro- 
cessing. Topics include circuit layout, mask making, photolithography dif- 
fusion, and thin-film processes for wafer fabrication. Upon completion, 
students should be able to identify different types of measuring, testing, 
and inspection equipment used for microelectronics circuits and under- 
stand failure analysis. This course is a unique concentration requirement 
in the Microelectronics concentration of the Electronics Engineering 
Technology program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 4; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELN 210. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 225 Microprocessing Design 

This course provides an in-depth study of the field of microelectronics 
and microchip processing technology. Topics include oxidation, diffusion, 
photolithography, and metallization. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate an understanding of bipolar and unipolar IC pro- 
cesses developed by a study of design rules and other process parame- 
ters. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the 
Microelectronics concentration of the Electronics Engineering 
Technology program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELN 215. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 229 Industrial Electronics 

This course covers semiconductor devices used in industrial applica- 
tions. Topics include basic theory, application, and operating character- 
istics of semiconductor devices such as filters, rectifiers, FET, SCR, Diac, 
Triac, and op-amps. Upon completion, students should be able to install 
and troubleshoot these devices for proper operation in an industrial elec- 
tronic circuit. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 4; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELC 112, ELC 131, or ELC 140. Corequisite: 
None. 

ELN 232 Introduction to Microprocessors 

This course introduces microprocessor architecture and microcomputer 
systems, including memory and input/output interfacing. Topics include 
assembly language programming, bus architecture, bus cycle types, I/O 
systems, memory systems, interrupts, and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, verify, and trou- 
bleshoot fundamental microprocessor circuits and programs using 
appropriate techniques and test equipment. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELN 133. 
Corequisite: None. 

ELN 234 Communication Systems 

This course introduces the fundamentals of electronic communication 
systems. Topics include the frequency spectrum, electrical noise, mod- 
ulation techniques, characteristics of transmitters and receivers, and dig- 
ital communications. Upon completion, students should be able to inter- 
pret analog and digital communication circuit diagrams, analyze 
transmitter and receiver circuits, and use appropriate communication test 
equipment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELN 132 or ELN 140 and MAT 122. Corequisite: 
None. 



ELN 236 Fiber Optics and Lasers 

This course introduces the fundamentals of fiber optics and lasers. 
Topics include the transmission of light, characteristics of fiber optic and 
lasers and their systems, fiber optic production, types of lasers, and laser 
safety. Upon completion, students should be able to understand fiber 
optic communications and basic laser fundamentals. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELN 
234. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 237 Local Area Networks 

This course introduces the fundamentals of local area networks and their 
operation in business and computer environments. Topics include the 
characteristics of network topologies; system hardware, including 
repeaters, bridges, routers, gateways; system configuration, and instal- 
lation and administration of the LAN. Upon completion, students should 
be able to install, maintain, and manage a local area network. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: CIS 110 and CET 111. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 240 Microprocessor Fundamentals 

This course introduces microprocessor architecture and microcomputer 
systems. Topics include use of technical documentation, bus architec- 
ture, I/O and memory systems, and other related topics. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to analyze and troubleshoot basic micro- 
processor circuits. This course also includes a comparison of 
microprocessors, including Intel, AMD, and Cyrix. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELN 
141. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 242 Audio Servicing 

This course covers the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and 
repair of consumer audio equipment. Topics include the theory, opera- 
tion, and maintenance of audio equipment. Upon completion, students 
should be able to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair consumer audio 
equipment. This course is troubleshooting intensive. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ELC 
140. Corequisite: ELN 140. 

ELN 243 Communication Electronics 

This course covers the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and 
repair of electronic communications equipment. Topics include the theo- 
ry, operation, and maintenance of electronic communications equipment. 
Upon completion, students should be able to maintain, troubleshoot, and 
repair electronic communications equipment. This course is trou- 
bleshooting intensive. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ELC 140. Corequisite: ELN 
140. 

ELN 244 Computer Repair 

This course covers the assembly, upgrading, and repair of microcomput- 
ers. Topics include logic test equipment, computer motherboards, stor- 
age devices, I/O devices, power supplies, and other peripherals. Upon 
completion, students should be able to assemble, upgrade, maintain, 
troubleshoot, and repair microcomputers. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: ELN 133 or 
ELN 141. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 246 Certified Electronic Technician Preparation 
This course covers electronic principles, theories, and concepts. 
Emphasis is on those items covered in the Certified Electronic Technician 
examination. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
competence in electronics and be prepared for the Certified Electronic 
Technician examination. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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ELN 275 Troubleshooting 

This course covers techniques for analyzing and repairing failures in 
electronic equipment. Topics include safety, signal tracing, use of service 
manuals, and specific troubleshooting methods for analog, digital, and 
other electronics-based circuits and systems. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to diagnose and isolate faults logically and perform 
necessary repairs to meet manufacturers' specifications. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: 
ELN 232 and ELN 234. Corequisite: ELN 133 or ELN 141 and ELN 232. 

Emergency Medical Science 

EMS 110 EMT-Basic 

This course introduces basic emergency medical care. Topics include 
preparatory, airway, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, 
infants and children, and operations. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to achieve North Carolina 
State or National Registry EMT-Basic certification. Class, 5; Lab, 3; 
Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 



English 



Initial student placement in developmental courses is based on individu- 
al college placement testing policies and procedures. Students should 
begin developmental course work at the appropriate level indicated by 
the college's placement test. 

ENG 070 Basic Language Skills 

This course introduces the fundamentals of standard written English. 
Emphasis is on effective word choice, recognition of sentences and sen- 
tence parts, and basic usage. Upon completion, students should be able 
to generate a variety of sentence types that clearly express ideas. 
Students compose sentences in standard written English using all verb 
tenses and correct punctuation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 075 Reading and Language Essentials 
This course introduces the fundamentals of standard written English. 
Emphasis is on effective word choice, recognition of sentences and sen- 
tence parts, and basic usage. Upon completion, student should be able 
to understand and create grammatically and syntactically correct sen- 
tences. Students should also be able to demonstrate comprehension 
and critical thinking about written text. This course integrates ENG 070 
and RED 070. This course does not satisfy the developmental reading 
and writing prerequisite for ENG 111. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
5; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
ENG 075A. 

ENG 075A Reading and Language Essentials Lab 
This laboratory provides the opportunity to practice the skills introduced 
in ENG 075. Emphasis is on practical skills for increasing vocabulary, 
developing comprehension skills, and improving grammar. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to apply those skills in the production of 
grammatically and syntactically correct sentences. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: ENG 075. 

ENG 080 Writing Foundations 

This course introduces the writing process and stresses effective sen- 
tences. Emphasis is on applying the conventions of written English as 
well as reflecting standard usage and mechanics in structuring a variety 
of sentences. Upon completion, students should be able to write correct 
sentences and a unified, coherent paragraph. Students are introduced 
to the standard essay form. This course does not satisfy the develop- 
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Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ENG 
070 or ENG 075. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 085 Reading and Writing Foundations 
This course uses whole language to develop proficiency in reading and 
writing for college. Emphasis is on applying analytical and critical read- 
ing skills to a variety of texts and on introducing the writing process. 
Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and use various 
patterns of text organization and compose effective paragraphs. 
Students are introduced to the standard essay form. This course inte- 
grates ENG 080 and RED 080. This course does not satisfy the devel- 
opmental reading and writing prerequisites for ENG 111 . Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisites: 
ENG 070 and RED 070, or ENG 075. Corequisite: ENG 085A. 

ENG 085A Reading and Writing Foundations Lab 
This laboratory provides the opportunity to practice the skills introduced 
in ENG 085. Emphasis is on practical skills for applying analytical and 
critical reading skills to a variety of texts and on the writing process. 
Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills in the pro- 
duction of effective paragraphs. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 
2; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisites: ENG 070 and RED 070, or 
ENG 075. Corequisite: ENG 085. 

ENG 090 Composition Strategies 

This course provides practice in the writing process and stresses effec- 
tive paragraphs. Emphasis is on learning and applying the conventions 
of standard written English in developing paragraphs within the essay. 
Upon completion, students should be able to compose a variety of para- 
graphs and a unified, coherent essay. Students write essays responding 
to assigned readings and using different rhetorical modes. This course 
satisfies the developmental reading and writing prerequisite for ENG 111. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: ENG 080 or ENG 085. Corequisite: ENG 090A. 

ENG 090A Composition Strategies Lab 

This writing lab is designed for practicing the skills introduced in ENG 
090. Emphasis is on learning and applying the conventions of standard 
written English in developing paragraphs within the essay. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to compose a variety of paragraphs and 
a unified, coherent essay. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: ENG 080 or ENG 085. 
Corequisite: ENG 090. 

ENG 095 Reading and Composition Strategies 
This course uses whole language to strengthen proficiency in reading 
and writing for college. Emphasis is on applying critical reading skills to 
narrative and expository texts and on using the writing process. Upon 
completion, students should be able to comprehend, analyze, and eval- 
uate college texts and to compose essays in preparation for college writ- 
ing. Some sections may be discipline specific. This course integrates 
ENG 090 and RED 090. This course satisfies the developmental read- 
ing and writing prerequisites for ENG 111. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 5; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and 
RED 080, or ENG 085. Corequisite: ENG 095A. 

ENG 095A Reading and Composition Strategies Lab 
This laboratory provides the opportunity to practice the skills introduced 
in ENG 095. Emphasis is on applying critical reading skills to narrative 
and expository texts and on the writing process. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to apply those skills in producing effective essays 
as preparation for college writing. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 
080, or ENG 085. Corequisite: ENG 095. 



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ENG 111 Expository Writing 

This is the required first course in a series of two designed for develop- 
ing the ability to produce clear expository prose. Emphasis is on the writ- 
ing process, including audience analysis, topic selection, thesis support 
and development, editing, and revision. Upon completion, students 
should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays 
using standard written English. Students should also be able to respond 
critically to readings and demonstrate an understanding of the funda- 
mentals of research and documentation. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in English composition. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 

This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research tech- 
niques, documentation styles, and argumentative strategies. Emphasis 
is on analyzing data and incorporating research findings into document- 
ed argumentative essays and research projects. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to summarize, paraphrase, interpret, and synthe- 
size information from primary and secondary sources using standard 
research format and style. Students should also be able to present mate- 
rial orally in a clear and logical format. This course has been approved 
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general edu- 
cation core requirement in English composition. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 
111. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 113 Literature-Based Research 

This course, the second in a series of two, expands the concepts devel- 
oped in ENG 111 by focusing on writing that involves literature-based 
research and documentation. Emphasis is on critical reading and think- 
ing as well as the analysis and interpretation of prose, poetry, and drama, 
including plot, characterization, theme, and cultural context. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to construct mechanically-sound, docu- 
mented essays and research papers that analyze and respond to literary 
works. Students should also be able to present material orally in a clear 
and logical format. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in English composition. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 111. Corequisite: 
None. 

ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 
This course, the second in a series of two, is designed to teach profes- 
sional communications skills. Emphasis is on research, listening, critical 
reading and thinking, analysis, interpretation, and design used in oral and 
written presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to work 
individually and collaboratively to produce well-designed business and 
professional written and oral presentations. Students should also be 
introduced to various communication media, including electronic modes, 
computer graphics, and other emerging technologies. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
the general education core requirement in English composition. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: ENG 111. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 135 Introduction to Short Fiction 

This course provides intensive study of short fiction as a literary form 
based on close reading of representative texts. Emphasis is on the 
development and analysis of short fiction. Upon completion, students 
should be able to interpret, analyze, and discuss the distinguishing fea- 
tures of short fiction. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 111. Corequisite: ENG 
112 or ENG 113. 



ENG 231 American Literature I 

This course covers selected works in American literature from its begin- 
nings to 1865. Emphasis is on historical background, cultural context, 
and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to lit- 
erary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 232 American Literature II 

This course covers selected works in American literature from 1865 to 
the present. Emphasis is on historical background, cultural context, and 
literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, 
students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary 
works in their historical and cultural contexts. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 233 Major American Writers 

This course provides an intensive study of the works of several major 
American authors. Emphasis is on American history, culture, and the lit- 
erary merits. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, ana- 
lyze, and evaluate the works studied. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general edu- 
cation core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 
112 or ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 241 British Literature I 

This course covers selected works in British literature from its beginnings 
to the Romantic Period. Emphasis is on historical background, cultural 
context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon 
completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to 
literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 242 British Literature II 

This course covers selected works in British literature from the Romantic 
Period to the present. Emphasis is on historical background, cultural 
context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon 
completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to 
literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 243 Major British Writers 

This course provides an intensive study of the works of several major 
British authors. Emphasis is on British history, culture, and the literary 
merits. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, 
and evaluate the works studied. This course has been approved to sat- 
isfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education 
core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or 
ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 



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ENG 251 Western World Literature I 

This course provides a survey of selected European works from the 
Classical period through the Renaissance. Emphasis is on historical 
background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, 
poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to inter- 
pret, analyze, and respond to selected works. 7irws course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 252 Western World Literature II 

This course provides a survey of selected European works from the 
Neoclassical period to the present. Emphasis is on historical back- 
j ground, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, 
and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, ana- 
lyze, and respond to selected works. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general edu- 
cation core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 
112 or ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 261 World Literature I 

This course introduces selected works from the Pacific, Asia, Africa, 
Europe, and the Americas from their literary beginnings through the sev- 
enteenth century. Emphasis is on historical background, cultural context, 
and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to 
selected works. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. 
Corequisite: None. 

ENG 262 World Literature II 

This course introduces selected works from the Pacific, Asia, Africa, 
Europe, and the Americas from the eighteenth century to the present. 
Emphasis is on historical background, cultural context, and literary anal- 
ysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students 
should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected works. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine 
arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 
3. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 272 Southern Literature 

This course provides an analytical study of the works of several Southern 
authors. Emphasis is on the historical and cultural contexts, themes, 
aesthetic features of individual works, and biographical backgrounds of 
the authors. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, ana- 
lyze, and discuss selected works. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. 
Corequisite: None. 

ENG 273 African-American Literature 

This course provides a survey of the development of African-American lit- 
erature from its beginnings to the present. Emphasis is on historical and 
cultural context, themes, literary traditions, and backgrounds of the 
authors. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, 
and respond to selected texts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. 
Corequisite: None. 

ENG 274 Literature by Women 

This course provides an analytical study of the works of several women 
authors. Emphasis is on the historical and cultural contexts, themes and 
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the authors. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, ana- 
lyze, and discuss selected works. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. 
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Fire Protection 



FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 

This course provides an overview of the history, development, methods, 
systems, and regulations as they apply to the fire protection field. Topics 
include history, evolution, statistics, suppression, organizations, careers, 
curriculum, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the fire protection field. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public Education 

This course introduces fire prevention concepts as they relate to com- 
munity and industrial operations. Topics include the development and 
maintenance of fire prevention programs, educational programs, and 
inspection programs. Upon completion, students should be able to 
research, develop, and present a fire safety program to a citizens or 
industrial group. This course is designed to meet the requirements set 
forth in NFPA 1031, Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and 
other selected NFPA Standards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

FIP 128 Detection and Investigation 

This course covers procedures for determining the origin and cause of 
accidental and incendiary fires. Topics include collection and preserva- 
tion of evidence, detection and determination of accelerants, courtroom 
procedure and testimony, and documentation of the fire scene. Upon 
completion, students should be able to conduct a competent fire investi- 
gation and present those findings to appropriate officials or equivalent. 
This course is designed to meet the requirements set forth in NFPA 1033, 
Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications; Guidelines for Fire 
Investigator Certification; and NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosive 
Investigation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 132 Building Construction 

This course covers the principles and practices related to various types 
of building construction, including residential and commercial, as impact- 
ed by fire conditions. Topics include types of construction and related 
elements, fire-resistive aspects of construction materials, building codes, 
collapse, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be 
able to understand and recognize various types of construction and their 
positive or negative aspects as related to fire conditions. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 136 Inspections and Codes 

This course covers the fundamentals of fire and building codes as well 
as procedures to conduct an inspection. Emphasis is on reviewing fire 
and building codes, writing inspection reports, identifying hazards, devel- 
oping plan reviews and site sketches, and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to conduct a fire code compliance 
inspection and produce a written report. In addition, students study 
inspection codes as they relate to selected NFPA standards. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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FIP 1 44 Sprinklers and Automatic Alarms 

This course introduces various types of automatic sprinklers, standpipes, 
and fire alarm systems. Emphasis is on wet or dry systems, testing and 
maintenance, water supply requirements, fire detection and alarm sys- 
tems, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be 
able to demonstrate a working knowledge of various sprinkler and alarm 
systems as well as required inspection and maintenance. In addition, 
students study sprinkler systems and automatic alarms as they relate to 
selected NFPA standards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 

This course covers fire protection law. Emphasis is on torts, legal terms, 
contracts, liability, review of case histories, and other related topics. 
Upon completion, students should be able to discuss laws, codes, and 
ordinances as they relate to fire protection. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

FIP 160 Fire Protection/Electrical 

This course covers the methods and means of electrical installations and 
their uses as related to fire. Topics include basic electrical theories, 
wiring methods, electrical components and circuitry, and an introduction 
to the National Electrical Code. Upon completion, students should be 
able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of electricity, including its uses, 
characteristics, and hazards. This course also assists students in under- 
standing how electrical fires may develop and in conducting electrical fire 
examinations in the context of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion 
Investigations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: MAT 115. Corequisite: FIP160A. 

FIP160A Fire Protection/Electrical Lab 

This course provides practical applications to support FIP 160. 
Emphasis is on switching devices, basic circuits, electrical distribution, 
and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate knowledge of basic electrical equipment and hazards as 
related to fire protection. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: FIP 160. 

FIP 180 Wildland Fire Behavior 

This course covers the principles of wildland fire behavior and meteorol- 
ogy. Emphasis is on fire calculations, fuels, and related weather effects. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply fire 
behavior theories through written and performance evaluations. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: CIS 110 and MAT 115. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 1 88 Introduction to Wildland Fires 

This course introduces basic wildland fire suppression functions. 
Emphasis is on the operation of tools, equipment, aircraft, and basic fire 
suppression methods. Upon completion, students should be able to 
understand basic theories in wildland fire suppression and demonstrate 
them through written and performance evaluations. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 

This course provides preparation for command of initial incident opera- 
tions involving emergencies within both the public and private sector. 
Topics include incident management, fire-ground tactics and strategies, 
incident safety, and command/control of emergency operations. Upon 
completion, students should be able to describe the initial incident sys- 
tem as it relates to operations involving various emergencies in fire and 
non-fire situations. In addition, students study fire strategies as they 
relate to selected NFPA standards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 



FIP 221 Advanced Fire Fighting Strategies 

This course covers command-level operations for multi-company/agen- 
cy operations involving fire and non-fire emergencies. Topics include 
advanced ICS, advanced incident analysis, command-level fire opera- 
tions, and control of both manmade and natural major disasters. Upon 
completion, students should be able to describe proper and accepted 
systems for mitigating emergencies at the level of overall scene com- 
mand. In addition, students study advanced fire strategies as they relate 
to selected NFPA standards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: FIP 220. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 224 Instructional Methodology 

This course covers the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to train 
others in fire service operations. Topics include planning, presenting, 
and evaluating lesson plans; learning styles; use of media; communica- 
tion; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able 
to meet all requirements of NFPA 1041, Fire Service Instructor Level 
Two. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 
4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 228 Local Government Finance 

This course introduces local governmental financial principles and prac- 
tices. Topics include budget preparation and justification, revenue poli- 
cies, statutory requirements, taxation, audits, and the economic climate. 
Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend the impor- 
tance of finance as it applies to the operation of a department. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 230 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials I 

This course covers the evaluation of hazardous materials. Topics include 
use of the periodic table, hydrocarbon derivatives, placards and labels, 
parameters of combustion, and spill and leak mitigation. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the chemical 
behavior of hazardous materials. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: MAT 115. Corequisite: 
None. 

FIP 232 Hydraulics and Water Distribution 

This course covers the flow of fluids through fire hoses, nozzles, appli- 
ances, pumps, standpipes, water mains, and other devices. Emphasis 
is on supply and delivery systems, fire flow testing, hydraulic calculations, 
and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
perform hydraulic calculations, conduct water availability tests, and 
demonstrate knowledge of water distribution systems. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 
115. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 236 Emergency Management 

This course covers the four phases of emergency management: mitiga- 
tion, preparedness, response, and recovery. Topics include organizing 
for emergency management, coordinating for community resources, 
public sector liability, and the roles of government agencies at all levels. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an under- 
standing of comprehensive emergency management and the integrated 
emergency management system. In addition, students study areas of 
emergency management as they relate to selected NFPA standards. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 

This course covers supervisory skills and practices in the fire protection 
field. Topics include the supervisor's job, supervision skills, the changing 
work environment, managing change, organizing for results, discipline 
and grievances, and loss control. Upon completion, students should be 
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the effective fire service supervisor. Class Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

FIP 244 Fire Protection Project 

This course provides an opportunity to apply knowledge covered in pre- 
vious courses to employment situations that the fire protection profes- 
sional will encounter. Emphasis is on the development of comprehensive 
i and professional practices. Upon completion, students should be able to 
| demonstrate knowledge of the fire protection service through written and 
performance evaluations. In addition, this course assesses critical com- 
petencies within the Fire Protection program. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: FIP 120, FIP 
124, FIP 128, FIP 136, FIP 152, FIP 230, and FIP 276. Corequisite: 
None. 

FIP 248 Fire Service Personnel Administration 

This course covers the basics of setting up and administering the per- 
sonnel functions of fire protection organizations. Emphasis is on human 
resource planning, classification and job analysis, equal opportunity 
employment, affirmative action, recruitment, retention, development, per- 
formance evaluation, and assessment centers. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the personnel func- 
tion as it relates to managing fire protection. In addition, students study 
areas of personnel administration as they relate to selected NFPA stan- 
dards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 256 Municipal Public Relations 

This course is a general survey of municipal public relations and their 
effect on the governmental process. Topics include principles of public 
relations, press releases, press conferences, public information officers, 
image surveys, and the effects of perceived service on fire protection 
delivery. Upon completion, students should be able to manage the pub- 
lic relations functions of a fire service organization. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

FIP 260 Fire Protection Planning 

This course covers the need for a comprehensive approach to fire pro- 
tection planning. Topics include the planning process, using an advisory 
committee, establishing goals and objectives, and techniques used to 
approve and implement a plan. Upon completion, students should be 
able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and principles 
of planning as they relate to fire protection. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

FIP 264 Flame Propagation and Materials Rating 

This course covers the role of interior finishes in fires, smoke obscuration 
and density, flame spread, pyrolysis, and other related topics. Emphasis 
is on testing equipment which includes Rack Impingement, Bench 
Furnace, and the two-foot tunnel. Upon completion, students should be 
able to understand the operation of the testing equipment and compile a 
reference notebook. In addition, students study areas as they relate to 
selected NFPA standards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 4; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 268 Wildland Fire Management 

This course introduces wildland fire organization and management. 
Emphasis is on the Incident Command System and the National 
Interagency Management System. Upon completion, students should be 
able to understand and apply the Incident Command System and the 
National Interagency Management System through written evaluations. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



FIP 272 Wildland Fire Strategy 

This course covers wildland fire strategy and the determination of appro- 
priate wildland fire tactics. Emphasis is on the use of ground forces, air- 
craft, and extinguishing agents. Upon completion, students should be 
able to develop strategy and tactics for responding to a wildland fire 
through written and performance evaluations. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: CIS 110. 
Corequisite: None. 

FIP 276 Managing Fire Services 

This course provides an overview of fire department operative services. 
Emphasis is on finance, staffing, equipment, code enforcement, man- 
agement information, specialized services, legal issues, and planning. 
Upon completion, students should be able to understand concepts and 
apply fire department management and operations principles. In addi- 
tion, students study fire service management as it relates to selected 
NFPA standards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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FRE 111 Elementary French I 

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the French lan- 
guage within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic 
listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical 
accuracy to spoken and written French as well as demonstrate cultural 
awareness. This course must be taken with the accompanying lab. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine 
arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 
3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080, or satisfactory score on place-, 
ment test. Corequisites: FRE 181 and ENG 090, or satisfactory score 
on placement test. 

FRE 112 Elementary French II 

This course, a continuation of FRE 111 , focuses on the fundamental ele- 
ments of the French language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on 
the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing 
skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and 
respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written French and 
demonstrate further cultural awareness. This course must be taken with 
the accompanying lab. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 
080, or satisfactory score on placement test; and FRE 11 1 . Corequisites: 
FRE 182 and ENG 090, or satisfactory score on placement test. 

FRE 181 French Lab 1 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the funda- 
mental elements of the French language. Emphasis is on the progres- 
sive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills 
through the use of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon 
completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with 
grammatical accuracy to spoken and written French as well as demon- 
strate cultural awareness. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: FRE 111. 



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FRE182 French Lab 2 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the funda- 
mental elements of the French language. Emphasis is on the progres- 
sive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills 
through the use of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon 
completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with 
increasing proficiency to spoken and written French as well as demon- 
strate cultural awareness. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: FRE 181. Corequisite: FRE 
112. 

FRE 211 Intermediate French I 

This course provides a review and expansion of the essential skills of the 
French language. Emphasis is on the study of authentic and represen- 
tative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be 
able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the 
past, present, and future. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 
080, or satisfactory score on placement test; and FRE 112. Corequisite: 
ENG 090 or RED 090, or satisfactory score in placement test. 



Geography 



GEO 111 World Regional Geography 

This course introduces the regional concept which emphasizes the spa- 
tial association of people and their environment. Emphasis is on the 
physical, cultural, and economic systems that interact to produce the dis- 
tinct regions of the earth. Upon completion, students should be able to 
describe variations in physical and cultural features of a region and 
demonstrate an understanding of their functional relationships. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behav- 
ioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 
090, or satisfactory score on placement test. 



German 



GER 111 Elementary German I 

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the German lan- 
guage within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic 
listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical 
accuracy to spoken and written German and demonstrate cultural aware- 
ness. This course must be taken with the accompanying lab. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine 
arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 
3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080, or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. Corequisites: GER 181 and ENG 090, or satisfactory score 
on placement test. 

GER 112 Elementary German II 

This course, a continuation of GER 111 , focuses on the fundamental ele- 
ments of the German language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on 
the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing 
skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and 
respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written German as 
well as demonstrate further cultural awareness. This course must be 
taken with the accompanying lab. This course has been approved to sat- 
isfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education 
core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and 



RED 080, or satisfactory score on placement test; and GER 111. 
Corequisites: GER 182 and ENG 090, or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. 

GER 181 German Lab 1 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the funda- 
mental elements of the German language. Emphasis is on the progres- 
sive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills 
through the use of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon 
completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with 
grammatical accuracy to spoken and written German as well as demon- 
strate cultural awareness. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: GER 111. 

GER 182 German Lab 2 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the funda- 
mental elements of the German language. Emphasis is on the progres- 
sive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills 
through the use of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon 
completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with 
increasing proficiency to spoken and written German as well as demon- 
strate cultural awareness. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: GER 181. Corequisite: GER 
112. 

GER 211 Intermediate German I 

This course provides a review and expansion of the essential skills of the 
German language. Emphasis is on the study of authentic and represen- 
tative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be 
able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the 
past, present, and future. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core require- 
ment in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: GER 112, ENG 080, and RED 
080 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: ENG 090 and 
RED 090. 

Health 

HEA 1 1 Personal Health/Wellness 

This course provides an introduction to basic personal health and well- 
ness. Emphasis is on current health issues such as nutrition, mental 
health, and fitness. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate an understanding of the factors necessary to maintain health and 
wellness. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080, or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

HEA 112 First Aid and CPR 

This course introduces the basics of emergency first ad treatment 
Topics include rescue breathing, CPR, first aid for choking and bleeding, 
and other first aid procedures. Upon completion, students should be able 
to demonstrate skills in providing emergency care for the sick and injured 
until medical help can be obtained. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: 
ENG 080 and RED 080, or satisfactory score on placement test. 



History 



HIS 115 Introduction to Global History 

This course introduces the study of global history. Emphasis is on topics 
such as colonialism, industrialism, and nationalism. Upon completion, 
students should be able to analyze significant global historical issues. 
This course is designed for students with little or no world history back- 
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This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in 
social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 080 and RED 080, or sat- 
isfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 
090, or satisfactory score on placement test. 

HIS 121 Western Civilization I 

This course introduces western civilization from pre-history to the early 
modem era. Topics include ancient Greece, Rome, and Christian insti- 
tutions of the Middle Ages and the emergence of national monarchies in 
western Europe. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze 
significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in early 
western civilization. This course is designed for students who may take 
other upper-level history courses. This course has been approved to sat- 
isfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education 
core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: RED 
090 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: ENG 090 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. 

HIS 122 Western Civilization II 

This course introduces western civilization from the early modem era to 
the present. Topics include the religious wars, the Industrial Revolution, 
World Wars I and II, and the Cold War. Upon completion, students 
should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cul- 
tural developments in modem western civilization. This course is 
designed for students who may take other upper-level history courses. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in 
social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: ENG 090 or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. 

HIS 131 American History I 

This course is a survey of American history from pre-history through the 
Civil War era. Topics include the migrations to the Americas, the colonial 
and revolutionary periods, the development of the Republic, and the Civil 
War. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant 
political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in early American 
history. Native Americans, minorities, women, and representative biogra- 
phies are also examined. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 080 and 
RED 080, or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: ENG 
090 and RED 090, or satisfactory score on placement test. 

HIS 132 American History II 

This course is a survey of American history from the Civil War era to the 
present. Topics include industrialization, immigration, the Great 
Depression, the major American wars, the Cold War, and social conflict. 
Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, 
socioeconomic, and cultural developments in American history since the 
Civil War. Native Americans, minorities, women, and representative 
biographies are also examined. This course has been approved to sat- 
isfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education 
core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 
080 and RED 080, or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: 
ENG 090 and RED 090, or satisfactory score on placement test. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



HIS 236 North Carolina History 

This course is a study of geographical, political, economic, and social 
conditions existing in North Carolina from America's discovery to the pre- 
sent. Topics include native and immigrant backgrounds; colonial, ante- 
bellum, and Reconstruction periods; party politics; race relations; and the 
transition from an agrarian to an industrial economy. Upon completion, 
students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, 
and cultural developments in North Carolina. Regional and national 
comparisons are examined, and the lives of representative North 
Carolinians are discussed. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: RED 090 or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. 

Health Information Technology 

HIT 110 Health Information Orientation 

This course introduces health information management and its role in 
health care delivery systems. Emphasis is on the role and responsibili- 
ties of health information professionals in a variety of settings. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of 
health information management and health care organizations, profes- 
sions, and trends. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Clinical, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Health 
Information Technology program. Corequisite: None. 

HIT 1 1 2 Health Law and Ethics 

This course covers the impact of legal issues on health information man- 
agement and provides an overview of the judicial system and legislative 
process. Topics include confidentiality, release of information, record 
retention, authentication, informed consent, subpoenaed information, 
security of computerized health information, liability, and legislative 
trends. Upon completion, students should be able to respond appropri- 
ately to requests for health information. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment 
in the Health Information Technology program. Corequisite: None. 

HIT 114 Record Systems/Standards 

This course covers basic concepts and techniques for managing and 
maintaining health record systems. Topics include health record content, 
qualitative analysis, format, record control, storage, retention, forms 
design/control, indices and registers, and numbering and filing systems. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an under- 
standing of health record systems, including their maintenance and con- 
trol. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Health Information 
Technology program. Corequisite: None. 

HIT 124 Directed Practice II 

This course provides supervised clinical experience in health care set- 
tings. Emphasis is on practical application of curriculum concepts to the 
health care setting. Upon completion, students should be able to apply 
health information theory to health care facility practices. The majority of 
clinical sites are offered during the day. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
1; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: 
Enrollment in the Health Information Technology program and permis- 
sion of the program director. Corequisite: None. 



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HIT 21 Health Care Statistics 

This course covers maintenance, compilation, analysis, and presentation 
of health care statistics. Topics include basic statistical principles, mor- 
bidity and mortality, commonly computed hospital rates, uniform report- 
ing requirements, and selection and construction of data displays. Upon 
completion, students should be able to calculate morbidity, mortality, and 
commonly computed hospital rates; comply with inform reporting require- 
ments; and analyze/present statistical data. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 2; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: 
MAT 110 or MAT 140. Corequisite: None. 

HIT 212 Coding/Classification I 

This course is the first of a two-course sequence which provides a foun- 
dation in coding and classification systems in a variety of health care set- 
tings. Emphasis is on ICD-9-CM coding conventions, rates, methodolo- 
gy and sequencing, data sets, documentation requirements, information 
indexing and retrieval, quality control, and coding resources. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to apply coding principles to correctly 
assign ICD-9-CM. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Health 
Information Technology program. Corequisite: None. 

HIT 214 Coding/Classification II 

This course is the second in a two-course sequence which continues the 
study of coding and classification systems in a variety of health care set- 
tings. Topics include classification and coding systems emphasizing 
ICD-9-CM, HCPCS/CPT-4, reimbursement and billing systems, 
encoders and groupers, case mix management, and the relationship 
between coding and managed care. Upon completion, students should 
be able to apply coding principles to correctly assign ICD-9-CM and 
HCPCS/CPT-4 codes and apply systems to optimize reimbursement. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: HIT 212. Corequisite: None. 

HIT 21 6 Quality Management 

This course introduces principles of quality improvement, utilization man- 
agement, and risk management in health care. Topics include the con- 
tinuous quality improvement philosophy, including tools, data analysis 
and application, and related committee functions; utilization management 
and risk management; and credentialing, accreditation, and regulation. 
Upon completion, students should be able to apply performance 
improvement techniques, analyze and display data, apply level of care 
criteria, and participate in risk management activities. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Health Information Technology program. 
Corequisite: None. 

HIT 222 Directed Practice III 

This course provides supervised clinical experience in health care set- 
tings. Emphasis is on practical application of curriculum concepts to the 
health care setting. Upon completion, students should be able to apply 
health information theory to health care facility practices. The majority of 
clinical sites are offered during the day. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: 
Enrollment in the Health Information Technology program and permis- 
sion of the program director. Corequisite: None. 

HIT 226 Principles of Disease 

This course covers disease etiology and organ system involvement, 
including physical signs and symptoms, prognoses, and common com- 
plications and their management. Topics include basic microbiology, 
basic pharmacology, and principles of disease. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to relate disease processes to etiology, physical 
signs and symptoms, prognosis, and common complications and their 
management. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: BIO 1 69. Corequisite: None. 



HIT 280 Professional Issues 

This course provides a comprehensive discussion of topics common to 
the health information profession. Emphasis is on application of profes- 
sional competencies, job search tools, and preparation for the certifica- 
tion examination. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate competence in entry-level domains, tasks, and subtasks for health 
information technologies. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; 
Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: HIT 212. 
Corequisite: HIT 214. 



Humanities 



HUM 1 1 Technology and Society 

This course considers technological change from historical, artistic, and 
philosophical perspectives and its effect on human needs and concerns. 
Emphasis is on the causes and consequences of technological change. 
Upon completion, students should be able to critically evaluate the impli- 
cations of technology. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core require- 
ment in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080, or sat- 
isfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

HUM 115 Critical Thinking 

This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of 
human conflict. Emphasis is on evaluating information, problem solving, 
approaching cross-cultural perspectives, and resolving controversies 
and dilemmas. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate orally and in writing the use of critical thinking skills in the analysis 
of appropriate texts. Students will be able to engage in rational discus- 
sions using reasons, arguments, exploration of consequences and 
motives, and crucial tests to explore the complexities of human relations. 
This course may meet the SACS humanities requirement for AAS degree 
programs. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 111. Corequisite: None. 

HUM 121 The Nature of America 

This course provides an interdisciplinary survey of the American cultural, 
social, and political experience. Emphasis is on the multicultural charac- 
ter of American society, distinctive qualities of various regions, and the 
American political system. Upon completion, students should be able to 
analyze significant cultural, social, and political aspects of American life. 
Students should also be able to identify the frames of reference that 
shape the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of various cultural, social, and 
political groups. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 
080, or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: ENG 090 
and RED 090, or satisfactory score on placement test. 

HUM 160 Introduction to Film 

This course introduces the fundamental elements of film artistry and pro- 
duction. Topics include film styles, history, and production techniques, as 
well as the social values reflected in film art. Upon completion, students 
should be able to analyze critically the elements covered in relation to 
selected films. Students should also be able to analyze films effectively 
within their respective thematic and historical contexts. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 111 and permission by instructor. Corequisite: 
None. 



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Industrial Science 



ISC 121 Environmental Health and Safety 

This course covers workplace environmental, health, and safety issues. 
Emphasis is on managing the implementation and enforcement of envi- 
ronmental health and safety regulations as well as on preventing acci- 
dents, injuries, and illnesses. Upon completion, students should be able 
to demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts of environmental, 
health, and safety issues. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ISC 131 Quality Management 

This course provides a study and analysis of the aspects and implica- 
tions of quality management that lead to customer satisfaction through 
continuous quality improvement. Topics include Total Quality 
Management, ISO 9000, organizing for quality, supplier/vendor relation- 
ships, and the role of leadership in quality management. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of quali- 
ty management concepts and techniques. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

ISC 153 Motion and Time Study 

This course covers the principles of motion and time study, including 
practice in time study using a stop watch. Emphasis is on the principles 
of motion economy, performance rating, allowances, and development of 
standards. Upon completion, students should be able to perform motion 
and time study, MTM analysis, and work-sampling studies. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ISC 210 Operations and Production Planning 

This course includes the fundamentals of operations and production 
planning, forecasting, and scheduling. Topics include demand manage- 
ment, production planning and control, scheduling, and budgeting. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of 
the concepts and techniques involved in operations and production plan- 
ning. This course is a unique concentration requirement of the 
Operations Management concentration in the Business Administration 
program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Completion of curriculum mathematics require- 
ment. Corequisite: None. 



Legal Education 



LEX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Study 

This course introduces the paralegal profession and the legal system. 
Topics include regulations and concepts, ethics, case analysis, legal rea- 
soning, career opportunities, certification, professional organizations, 
and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
explain the role of the paralegal and identify the skills, knowledge, and 
ethics required of legal assistants. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

LEX 120 Legal Research/Writing I 

This course introduces the techniques of legal research and writing. 
Emphasis is on locating, analyzing, applying, and updating sources of 
law; effective legal writing, including proper citation; and the use of elec- 
tronic research methods. Upon completion, students should be able to 
perform legal research and writing assignments using techniques cov- 
ered in the course. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



LEX 121 Legal ResearchAVriting II 

This course covers advanced topics in legal research and writing. Topics 
include more complex legal issues and assignments involving prepara- 
tion of legal memos, briefs, and other documents as well as the 
advanced use of electronic research methods. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to perform legal research and writing assignments 
using techniques covered in the course. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: LEX 120. 
Corequisite: None. 

LEX 130 Civil Injuries 

This course covers traditional tort concepts and the evolving body of indi- 
vidual rights created by statute. Topics include intentional and non-inten- 
tional torts with emphasis on negligence, strict liability, civil rights, work- 
place and environmental liability, remedies, and damages. Upon 
completion, students should be able to recognize, explain, and evaluate 
elements of civil injuries and related defenses. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 

This course introduces the structure of the legal system and the rules 
governing civil litigation. Emphasis is on jurisdiction and the state and 
federal rules of civil procedure and rules of evidence. Upon completion, 
students should be able to assist an attorney in the preparation of a civil 
case. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 141 Civil Litigation II 

This course covers the paralegal's role in the civil litigation process. 
Topics include investigation, interviewing, pleadings, motions, discovery, 
and trial and appellate procedures. Upon completion, students should be 
able to assist an attorney in preparing, directing, and organizing docu- 
ments for civil litigation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: LEX 1 40. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 1 50 Commercial Law 

This course covers legally enforceable agreements, forms of organiza- 
tion, and selected portions of the Uniform Commercial Code. Topics 
include drafting and enforcement of contracts, leases, and related docu- 
ments as well as selection and implementation of business organization 
forms, sales, and commercial papers. Upon completion, students should 
be able to apply the elements of a contract, prepare various business 
documents, and understand the role of commercial paper. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 160 Criminal Law and Procedure 

This course introduces substantive criminal law and procedural rights of 
the accused. Topics include elements of state/federal crimes, defenses, 
constitutional issues, pre-trial and trial process, and other related topics. 
Upon completion, students should be able to explain elements of specif- 
ic crimes and assist an attorney in preparing a criminal case. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 1 80 Case Analysis and Reasoning 

This course covers the techniques of reading and applying legal opinions 
and the skills of case analysis. Emphasis is on the components of opin- 
ions and on types of legal writing. Upon completion, students should be 
able to read, analyze, and brief opinions as well as prepare legal memo- 
randa, briefs, and other legal documents. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: LEX 120. 



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LEX 210 Real Property I 

This course introduces the study of real property law. Topics include the 
distinction between real and personal property, various estates, mechan- 
ics of conveyance and encumbrance, recordation, special proceedings, 
and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
identify estates, forms of deeds, requirements for recording, and proce- 
dures to enforce rights to real property. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

LEX 211 Real Property II 

This course continues the study of real property law relating to title exam- 
ination and preparation of closing documents. Topics include use of 
courthouse and other public records in title examination and preparation 
of documents required in real estate transactions and closings. Upon 
completion, students should be able to plot/draft a description; perform 
complete title examination; draft closing documents, including title insur- 
ance forms; and prepare disbursement reconciliation. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 4; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: LEX 
210. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 214 Investigation and Trial Preparation 
This course introduces the fundamentals of investigation. Topics include 
compiling and assembling data for cases; investigative planning and 
information gathering techniques; locating and interviewing witnesses; 
collection, preserving, and evaluating sufficiency and admissibility of evi- 
dence; preparation of reports; and evidence presentation at depositions 
and court proceeding. Upon completion, students should be able to plan 
and use investigative checklists, understand and demonstrate investiga- 
tive techniques, prepare reports, and enhance verbal and interpersonal 
communications skills and interviewing techniques. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 4; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: LEX 
210. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 220 Corporate Law 

This course covers the legal aspects of forming, operating, and main- 
taining a business. Emphasis is on the business corporation with addi- 
tional coverage of sole proprietorships and partnerships. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to draft basic partnership and corporate 
documents and file these documents as required. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

LEX 240 Family Law 

This course covers laws governing domestic relations. Topics include 
marriage, separation, divorce, child custody, support, property division, 
adoption, domestic violence, and other related topics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to interview clients, gather information, and draft 
documents related to family law. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 
LEX 250 Wills, Estates, and Trusts 

This course covers various types of wills, trusts, probate, estate admin- 
istration, and intestacy. Topics include types of wills and execution 
requirements, caveats and dissents, intestate succession, inventories 
and accountings, distribution and settlement, and other related topics. 
Upon completion, students should be able to draft simple wills; prepare 
estate forms; understand administration of estates, including taxation; 
and explain terms regarding trusts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

LEX 260 Bankruptcy and Collections 

This course provides an overview of the laws of bankruptcy and the rights 
of creditors and debtors. Topics include bankruptcy procedures and 
estate management, attachment, claim and delivery, repossession, fore- 
closure, collection, garnishment, and post-judgment collection proce- 
dure. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and file 



bankruptcy forms, collection letters, statutory liens, and collection of judg- 
ments. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 270 Law Office Management/Technology 
This course provides an overview of law office management and organi- 
zation. Topics include office forms, filing systems, billing/time keeping, 
computer systems, calendar systems, library administration, case man- 
agement, office and personnel procedures, ethics, and technology. 
Upon completion, students should be able to set up and maintain vari- 
ous law office systems, monitor case progress, and supervise non- 
lawyer personnel. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 280 Ethics and Professionalism 

This course reinforces legal ethics and the role of the paralegal in a pro- 
fessional work environment. Topics include a review of ethics, employ- 
ment opportunities, and search techniques; paralegal certification; and 
other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to under- 
stand the role of a professional paralegal and identify authority that can 
property be delegated by an attorney. This course is designed as a cap- 
stone course during which the student reviews the various skills acquired 
during the past three semesters in preparation for graduation and certifi- 
cation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisites: LEX 110, LEX 120, LEX 130, LEX 131, LEX 
140, LEX 141, LEX 150, LEX 210, LEX 220, LEX 240, LEX 250, LEX 
285. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 285 Workers' Compensation Law 

This course covers the process of initiating and handling workers' com- 
pensation claims. Emphasis is on reviewing and drafting relevant 
Industrial Commission forms. Upon completion, students should be able 
to interview clients, gather information, and draft documents related to 
workers' compensation claims. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



Machining 



MAC 111 Machining Technology I 

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metal- 
working industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, 
lathes, drilling machines, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and 
layout instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely 
perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turn- 
ing, and milling. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 12; Semester 
Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

MAC 112 Machining Technology II 

This course provides additional instruction and practice in the use of pre- 
cision measuring tools, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. 
Emphasis is on setup and operation of machine tools, including the 
selection and use of work-holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools, 
and coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to perform 
basic procedures on precision grinders and advanced operations of 
measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 12; Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisite: 
MAC 111. Corequisite: None. 

MAC 113 Machining Technology 1 1 1 

This course provides an introduction to advanced and special machining 
operations. Emphasis is on working to specified tolerances with special 
and advanced setups. Upon completion, students should be able to pro- 
duce a part to specifications. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
12; Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisite: MAC 112. Corequisite: 
None. 



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MAC 1 21 Introduction to CNC 

This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of computer numer- 
ical control machine tools. Topics include setup, operation, and basic 
applications. Upon completion, students should be able to explain oper- 
ator safety, machine protection, data input, program preparation, and 
program storage. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: MAC 112. Corequisite: None. 

MAC 124 CNC Milling 

This course introduces the manual programming, setup, and operation of 
CNC machining centers. Topics include programming formats, control 
functions, program editing, part production, and inspection. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to manufacture simple parts using CNC 
machining centers. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: MAC 121. Corequisite: None. 

MAC 151 Machining Calculations 

This course introduces basic calculations as they relate to machining 
occupations. Emphasis is on basic calculations and their applications in 
the machine shop. Upon completion, students should be able to perform 
basic shop calculations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: MAT 101. Corequisite: None. 

MAC 224 Advanced CNC Milling 

This course covers advanced methods in setup and operation of CNC 
machining centers. Emphasis is placed on programming and production 
of complex parts. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate skills in programming, operations, and setup of CNC machining 
centers. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisite: MAC 124. Corequisite: None. 

MAC 241 Jigs and Fixtures I 

This course introduces the application and use of jigs and fixtures. 
Emphasis is on design and manufacture of simple jigs and fixtures. 
Upon completion, students should be able to design and build single jigs 
and fixtures. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: MAC 112. Corequisite: None. 

MAC 248 Production Procedures 

This course covers product planning and control as well as scheduling 
and routing of operations. Topics include cost-effective production meth- 
ods, dimensional and statistical quality control, and the tooling and 
machines required for production. Upon completion, students should be 
able to plan, set up, and produce cost-effective quality machined parts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: MAC 111. Corequisite: None. 

Mathematics 

Initial student placement in developmental courses is based on individu- 
al college placement testing policies and procedures. Students should 
begin developmental course work at the appropriate level indicated by 
the college's placement test. 

MAT 050 Basic Math Skills 

This course is designed to strengthen basic math skills. Topics include 
properties, rounding, estimating, comparing, converting, and computing 
whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Upon completion, students 
should be able to perform basic computations and solve relevant mathe- 
matical problems. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 060 Essential Mathematics 

This course is a comprehensive study of mathematical skills which 

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Topics include principles and applications of decimals, fractions, per- 
cents, ratio and proportion, order of operations, geometry, measurement, 
and elements of algebra and statistics. Upon completion, students 
should be able to perform basic computations and solve relevant, multi- 
step mathematical problems using technology where appropriate. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: MAT 050 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: None. 

MAT 070 Introductory Algebra 

This course establishes a foundation in algebraic concepts and problem 
solving. Topics include signed numbers, exponents, order of operations, 
simplifying expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities, graph- 
ing, formulas, polynomials, factoring, and elements of geometry. Upon 
completion, students should be able to apply the concepts learned in 
problem solving using appropriate technology. Solving quadratic equa- 
tions by factoring is also included. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: MAT 060 or satisfacto- 
ry score on placement test. Corequisite: RED 080 or ENG 085. 

MAT 080 Intermediate Algebra 

This course continues the study of algebraic concepts with emphasis on 
applications. Topics include factoring; rational expressions; rational 
exponents; rational, radical, and quadratic equations; systems of equa- 
tions; inequalities; graphing; functions; variations; complex numbers; and 
elements of geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to 
apply the concepts learned in problem solving using appropriate tech- 
nology. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: MAT 070 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: RED 080 or ENG 085. 

MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I 

This course is a comprehensive review of arithmetic with basic algebra 
designed to meet the needs of certificate and diploma programs. Topics 
include arithmetic and geometric skills used in measurement, ratio and 
proportion, exponents and roots, applications of percent, linear equa- 
tions, formulas, and statistics. Upon completion, students should be able 
to solve practical problems in their specific areas of study. Also includ- 
ed are definitions and properties of angles, polygons, and circles; area; 
and right triangle trigonometry. This course is intended for certificate and 
diploma programs. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 060 or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement 

This course provides an activity-based approach to utilizing, interpreting, 
and communicating data in a variety of measurement systems. Topics 
include accuracy, precision, conversion, and estimation within metric, 
apothecary, and avoirdupois systems; ratio and proportion; measures of 
central tendency and dispersion; and charting of data. Upon completion, 
students should be able to apply proper techniques to gathering, record- 
ing, manipulating, analyzing, and communicating data. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
MAT 070 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models 

This course develops the ability to utilize mathematical skills and tech- 
nology to solve problems at a level found in non-mathematics-intensive 
programs. Topics include applications to percent, ratio and proportion, 
formulas, statistics, functional notation, linear functions and their graphs, 
probability, sampling techniques, scatter plots, and modeling. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to solve practical problems; reason and 
communicate with mathematics; and work confidently, collaboratively, 
and independently. Applications may be drawn from, but are not limited 
to, the fields of business, environmental science, health, public services, 
and various technologies. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 070 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: None. 



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MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 

This course provides an integrated approach to technology and the skills 
required to manipulate, display, and interpret mathematical functions and 
formulas used in problem solving. Topics include simplification, evalua- 
tion, and solving of algebraic, radical, exponential, and logarithmic func- 
tions; descriptive statistics; right triangle trigonometry; and the use of 
technology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
an understanding of the use of mathematics and technology to solve 
problems and analyze and communicate results. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 
070 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II 

This course extends the concepts covered in MAT 121 to include addi- 
tional topics in algebra, function analysis, trigonometry, and systems of 
equations. Topics include translation and scaling of functions, Sine Law, 
Cosine Law, complex numbers, vectors, statistics, and systems of equa- 
tions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of the use of technology to solve problems and to analyze 
and communicate results. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 121 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 

This course provides an introduction in a non-technical setting to select- 
ed topics in mathematics. Topics include, but are not limited to, sets, 
logic, probability, statistics, matrices, mathematical systems, geometry, 
topology, mathematics of finance, and modeling. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to understand a variety of mathematical applica- 
tions, think logically, and be able to work collaboratively and indepen- 
dently. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in nat- 
ural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 070 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: MAT 140A. 

MAT140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 

This course is a laboratory for MAT 1 40. Emphasis is on experiences 
that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in 
teams, and communicate effectively. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: MAT 070 or satisfacto- 
ry score on placement test. Corequisite: MAT 140. 

MAT 145 Analytical Math 

This course is designed to develop problem solving and reasoning skills 
by the study of selected areas of mathematics. Topics include elemen- 
tary and Boolean algebra, sets, logic, number theory, numeration sys- 
tems, probability, statistics, and linear programming. Upon completion, 
students should be able to apply logic and other mathematical concepts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT 1 22. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 1 55 Statistical Analysis 

This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. 
Topics include sampling, distributions, plotting data, central tendency, 
dispersion, Central Limits Theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis 
testing, correlations, regressions, and multinomial experiments. Upon 
completion, students should be able to describe data and test inferences 
about populations using sample data. This course has been approved 
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general edu- 
cation core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
MAT 080 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 



MAT 167 Discrete Mathematics 

This course is the study of discrete mathematics with emphasis on appli- 
cations. Topics include number systems, combinations, and permuta- 
tions; mathematical logic and proofs; sets and counting; Boolean alge- 
bra; mathematical induction; trees and graphs; and algorithms. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the 
topics covered. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3. Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 121 or MAT 171. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 1 71 Precalculus Algebra 

This is the first of two courses designed to emphasize topics which are 
fundamental to the study of calculus. Emphasis is on equations and 
inequalities; functions, including linear, polynomial, and rational func- 
tions; systems of equations and inequalities; and parametric equations. 
Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems 
and use appropriate models for analysis and predictions. Additional top- 
ics include, but are not limited to, exponential and logarithmic functions 
and their applications. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 080 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: MAT 1 71 A. 

MAT 1 71 A Precalculus Algebra Lab 

This course is a laboratory for MAT 171. Emphasis is on experiences 
that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in 
teams, and communicate effectively. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: MAT 080 or satisfacto- 
ry score on placement test. Corequisite: MAT 171. 

MAT 1 72 Precalculus Trigonometry 

This is the second of two courses designed to emphasize topics which 
are fundamental to the study of calculus. Emphasis is on properties and 
applications of transcendental functions and their graphs, right and 
oblique triangle trigonometry, conic sections, and vectors. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to solve practical problems and use 
appropriate models for analysis and prediction. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: MAT 171 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: None. 

MAT 263 Brief Calculus 

This course introduces concepts of differentiation and integration as well 
as their applications to solving problems. The course is designed for stu- 
dents needing one semester of calculus. Topics include functions, 
graphing, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on applications 
drawn from business, economics, and biological and behavioral sci- 
ences. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of the use of basic calculus and technology to solve prob- 
lems and to analyze and communicate results. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. 
Course Hours Per Week: CJass, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: MAT 171 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: MAT263A. 

MAT 263A Brief Calculus Lab 

This course is a laboratory for MAT 263. Emphasis is on experiences 
that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in 
teams, and communicate effectively. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: MAT 1 71 or satisfacto- 
ry score on placement test. Corequisite: MAT 263. 



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MAT 271 Calculus I 

This course covers in depth the differential calculus portion of a three- 
course calculus sequence. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, 
and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable, 
with applications. Upon completion, students should be able to apply dif- 
ferentiation and integration techniques to algebraic and transcendental 
functions. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in nat- 
ural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: MAT 172 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 272 Calculus II 

This course provides a rigorous treatment of integration and is the sec- 
ond calculus course in a three-course sequence. Topics include appli- 
cations of definite integrals, techniques of integration, indeterminate 
forms, improper integrals, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equa- 
tions, polar coordinates, and differential equations. Upon completion, 
students should be able to use integration and approximation techniques 
to solve application problems. 77j/s course has been approved to satis- 
fy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education 
core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: MAT 
271. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 273 Calculus III 

This course covers the calculus of several variables and is the third cal- 
culus course in a three-course sequence. Topics include functions of 
several variables, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, solid analytical 
geometry, vector-valued functions, and line and surface integrals. Upon 
completion, students should be able to solve problems involving vectors 
and functions of several variables. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general edu- 
cation core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: 
MAT 272. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 285 Differential Equations 

This course provides an introduction to ordinary differential equations 
with an emphasis on applications. Topics include first-order, linear high- 
er-order, and systems of differential equations; numerical methods; 
series solutions; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; Laplace transforms; and 
Fourier series. Upon completion, students should be able to use differ- 
ential equations to model physical phenomena, solve the equations, and 
use the solutions to analyze the phenomena. Course Hours per Week: 
Class, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 272. 
Corequisite: None. 



Medical Assisting 



MED 121 Medical Terminology I 

This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the lan- 
guage of medicine. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that 
relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment 
of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pro- 
nounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body sys- 
tems and their pathological disorders. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

MED 122 Medical Terminology II 

This course is the second in a series of medical terminology courses. 
Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anato- 
my, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected sys- 
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define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their 
pathological disorders. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MED 121. 
Corequisite: None. 

Marketing and Retailing 

MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 

This course introduces principles and problems of marketing goods and 
services. Topics include promotion, placement, and pricing strategies for 
products. Upon completion, students should be able to apply marketing 
principles in organizational decision making. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

MKT 121 Retailing 

This course examines the role of retailing in the economy. Topics include 
the development of present retail structure, functions performed, effective 
operations, and managerial problems resulting from current economic 
and social trends. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate an understanding of the basic principles of retailing. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

MKT 1 23 Fundamentals of Selling 

This course is designed to emphasize the necessity of selling skills in a 
modem business environment. Emphasis is on sales techniques 
involved in various types of selling situations. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the techniques cov- 
ered. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 
3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

MKT 220 Advertising and Sales Promotion 
This course covers the elements of advertising and sales promotion in 
the business environment. Topics include advertising and sales promo- 
tion appeals, selection of media, use of advertising and sales promotion 
as a marketing tool, and means of testing effectiveness. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the 
concepts covered through application. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

MKT 221 Consumer Behavior 

This course is designed to describe consumer behavior as applied to the 
exchange processes involved in acquiring, consuming, and disposing of 
goods and services. Topics include an analysis of basic and environ- 
mental determinants of consumer behavior with emphasis on the deci- 
sion-making process. Upon completion, students should be able to ana- 
lyze concepts related to the study of the individual consumer. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



Music 



MUS 1 1 Music Appreciation 

This course is a basic survey of the music of the Western world. 
Emphasis is on the elements of music, terminology, composers, form, 
and style within a historical perspective. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding 
of the art of music. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 
080 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: ENG 090 and 
RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 



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MUS 113 American Music 

This course introduces various musical styles, influences, and com- 
posers of the United States from pre-Colonial times to the present. 
Emphasis is on the broad variety of music particular to American culture. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic 
listening and understanding of American music. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. 

MUS 213 Opera and Musical Theatre 

This course covers the origins and development of opera and musical 
theatre from the works of Claudio Monteverdi to the present. Emphasis 
is on how the structure and components of opera and musicals affect 
dramaturgy through listening examples and analysis. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate analytical and listening skills in 
understanding both opera and the musical. The listening emphasis in this 
course is on the musical. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 
080 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: ENG 090 and 
RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test 



Networking Technology 



NET 1 1 Data Communications/Networking 
This course introduces data communication and networking. Topics 
include telecommunication standards, protocols, equipment, network 
topologies, communication software, LANs, WANs, the Internet, and net- 
work operating systems. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of telecommunication 
and networking. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



Nursing 



NUR101 Practical Nursing I 

This course introduces concepts as related to the practical nurse's care- 
giver and discipline-specific roles. Emphasis is on the nursing process; 
legal, ethical, and professional issues; wellness and illness patterns; and 
basic nursing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate beginning understanding of nursing process to promote, 
maintain, and restore optimum health for diverse clients throughout the 
life span. Experiences in the nursing laboratory and in health care agen- 
cies provide students the opportunity to develop nursing skills by provid- 
ing direct client care. This is a diploma-level course. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 7; Lab, 6; Clinical, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 11. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Practical Nursing program. Corequisite: 
None. 

NUR102 Practical Nursing II 

This course includes more advanced concepts as related to the practical 
nurse's caregiver and discipline-specific roles. Emphasis is on the nurs- 
ing process; delegation; cost effectiveness; legal, ethical, and profes- 
sional issues; and wellness and illness patterns. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to begin participating in the nursing process to 
promote, maintain, and restore optimum health for diverse clients 
throughout the life span. Correlation of theory to clinical applications is 
provided on medical, surgical, mother-baby units, extended care, and 
rehabilitation health facilities. This is a diploma-level course. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 8; Lab, 0; Clinical, 12; Semester Hours Credit, 
12. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: NUR 101. 



NUR 103 Practical Nursing III 

This course focuses on use of nursing and related concepts by practical 
nurses as providers of care as well as members of the nursing discipline 
in collaboration with health team members. Emphasis is on the nursing 
process, wellness and illness patterns, entry-level issues, accountability, 
advocacy, professional development, evolving technology, and changing 
health care delivery systems. Upon completion, students should be able 
to use the nursing process to promote, maintain, and restore optimum 
health for diverse clients throughout the life span. The clinical experience 
provides opportunities for beginning transition from student to practition- 
er on medical/surgical units and in pediatric facilities. This is a diploma- 
level course. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 6; Lab, 0; Clinical, 12; 
Semester Hours Credit, 10. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: NUR 102. 

NUR 105 Integrated LPN Refresher 

This refresher course is designed to provide a review for the previously 
licensed practical nurse whose license has lapsed. Emphasis is on com- 
mon medical-surgical conditions and nursing approaches to their man- 
agement, including mental health principles, pharmacological concepts, 
and safe clinical practice. Upon completion, students will be eligible to 
apply for reinstatement of licensure. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 8; 
Lab, 6; Clinical, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 12. Prerequisite: Previous 
licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Corequisite: None. 

NUR 110 Nursing I 

This course introduces concepts which are basic to beginning nursing 
practice. Emphasis is on introducing the nurse's role as provider of care, 
manager of care, and member of the nursing discipline. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate beginning competence in 
caring for individuals with common alterations in health. Theoretical 
emphasis is on the nursing process and the concepts of basic human 
needs, communication, as well as teaching and learning principles. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 3; Clinical, 6; Semester Hours 
Credit, 8. Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing pro- 
gram. Corequisites: BIO 168, CIS 113, and PSY 150. 

NUR 120A Nursing II 

This course provides an expanded knowledge base for delivering nurs- 
ing care to individuals of various ages. Emphasis is on developing the 
nurse's role as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the 
nursing discipline. Upon completion, students should be able to partici- 
pate in the delivery of nursing care for individuals with common alter- 
ations in health. Theoretical concentration involves utilizing the nursing 
process to provide therapeutic communication and nursing care for 
clients with mental health disorders. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
2.5; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3.5. Prerequisite: NUR 
110. Corequisites: BIO 169 and ENG 111. 

NUR 120B Nursing II 

This course provides an expanded knowledge base for delivering nurs- 
ing care to individuals of various ages. Emphasis is on developing the 
nurse's role as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the dis- 
cipline of nursing. Upon completion, students should be able to partici- 
pate in the delivery of nursing care for individuals with common alter- 
ations in health. Theoretical concentration involves utilizing the nursing 
process to provide therapeutic communication and nursing care for 
clients with selected medical/surgical disorders. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2.5; Lab, 3; Clinical, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4.5. 
Prerequisite: NUR 110. Corequisites: BIO 169 and ENG 111. 

NUR 130 Nursing III 

This course provides an expanded knowledge base for delivering nurs- 
ing care to individuals of various ages. Emphasis is on expanding the 
nurse's role as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the 
nursing discipline. Upon completion, students should be able to deliver 
nursing care to Individuals with common alterations In health. Theoretical 



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foci emphasize utilizing the nursing process to provide nursing care for 
clients with alterations in oxygenation, fluid, and electrolytes. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 3; Clinical, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 7. 
Prerequisites: NUR 120Aand NUR 120B. Corequisite: SOC 110. 

NUR 189 Nursing Transition 

This course is designed to assist the licensed practical nurse in transition 
to the role of the associate degree nurse. Topics include the role of the 
registered nurse, nursing process, homeostasis, and validation of select- 
ed nursing skills and physical assessment. Upon completion, students 
should be able to articulate into the Associate Degree Nursing program 
at the level of the generic student. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; 
Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: BIO 168, 
CIS 113, and PSY 150. Corequisite: None. 

NUR210A Nursing IV 

This course provides an expanded knowledge base for delivering nurs- 
ing care to individuals of various ages. Emphasis is on using collabora- 
tion as a provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline 
of nursing. Upon completion, students should be able to modify nursing 
care for individuals with common alterations in health. Theoretical foci 
emphasize the nursing process to provide nursing care for childbearing 
families. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2.5; Lab, 1 .5; Clinical, 4.5; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4.5. Prerequisite: NUR 130. Corequisite: BIO 
275. 

NUR 21 OB Nursing IV 

This course provides an expanded knowledge base for delivering nurs- 
ing care to individuals of various ages. Emphasis is on using collabora- 
tion as a provider of care, manager of care, and member of the nursing 
discipline. Upon completion, students should be able to modify nursing 
care for individuals with common alterations in health. Theoretical foci 
emphasize the nursing process to provide nursing care for clients with 
alterations in movement, cognition, and sensation. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2.5; Lab, 1.5; Clinical, 7.5; Semester Hours Credit, 5.5. 
Prerequisite: NUR 130. Corequisite: BIO 275. 
NUR 220 Nursing V 

This course provides an expanded knowledge base for delivering nurs- 
ing care to individuals of various ages. Emphasis is on the nurse's role 
as an independent provider and manager of care for a group of individu- 
als and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to provide comprehensive nursing care to a group 
of individuals with common complex health alterations. Theoretical con- 
centration includes principles of leadership, management, and delega- 
tion while developing skills necessary for transition into professional prac- 
tice. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 3; Clinical, 15; Semester 
Hours Credit, 10. Prerequisites: NUR 21 0A and NUR 21 0B. 
Corequisites: ENG 112 and humanities elective. 

Operations Management 

OMT 112 Materials Management 

This course covers the basic principles of materials management. 
Emphasis is on the planning, procurement, movement, and storage of 
materials. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of the concepts and techniques related to materials man- 
agement. This course is a unique concentration requirement of the 
Operations Management concentration in the Business Administration 
program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

OMT 260 Issues in Operations Management 
This course presents a variety of topics that highlight contemporary prob- 
lems and issues related to operations management. Emphasis is on pro- 
duction and operations planning, environmental health and safety, mate- 
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should be able to demonstrate the ability to make decisions and resolve 
problems in an operations management environment. This course is a 
unique concentration requirement of the Operations Management con- 
centration in the Business Administration program. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ISC 
121, ISC 131, ISC 210, and OMT 112. Corequisite: None. 



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Opticianry 



OPH 1 01 Math for Opticians 

This course covers the arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry 
necessary to evaluate optical formulas. Topics include signed arithmetic, 
evaluation and solution of equations, use of the calculator, and basic 
trigonometric functions. Upon completion, students should be able to 
evaluate formulas as used in opticianry courses. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Optical Apprentice or Optical Laboratory 
Mechanics program. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 102 Ophthalmic Lab Concepts 

This course introduces the operations of the ophthalmic laboratory. 
Emphasis is on surfacing and finishing formulas; materials, procedures, 
and equipment used to fabricate glasses; and ANSI, EPA, and OSHA 
requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to perform lab- 
oratory-related calculations, describe safety and environmental regula- 
tions, and identify materials and procedures used in ophthalmic labora- 
tories. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Optical Apprentice pro- 
gram and OPH 1 01 . Corequisite: None. 

OPH 111 Ophthalmic Lab I 

This course introduces optical laboratory practices and procedures. 
Emphasis is on safety, OSHA and EPA requirements, equipment and 
instrumentation, and lens fabrication to ANSI standards. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to duplicate lenses, use basic formulas, and 
identify materials and procedures used to safely fabricate prescription 
lenses to specifications. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; 
Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the 
Opticianry or Optical Laboratory Mechanics program. Corequisite: 
None. 

OPH 112 Ophthalmic Lab II 

This course continues the study of optical laboratory procedures intro- 
duced in OPH 111 . Emphasis is on prescription interpretation, focimetry, 
and finishing techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to 
duplicate lenses, use intermediate formulas, and identify materials and 
procedures used to safely fabricate prescription eyewear to specifica- 
tions. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: OPH 111. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 113 Ophthalmic Lab III 

This course continues the development of laboratory skills from OPH 
112. Emphasis is on speed and accuracy in eyeglass fabrication, spe- 
cial fabrication techniques, and repairs. Upon completion, students 
should be able to use laboratory formulas and safely fabricate eyewear 
to specifications. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: OPH 112. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 121 Anatomy and Physiology - Eye 

This course covers the anatomical and physiological functions of the eye 
and its associated structures. Emphasis is on normal vision and com- 
mon disorders of the visual system. Upon completion, students should 
be able to describe the visual process as well as label and describe the 
function of each part of the eye. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the 
Opticianry, Optical Apprentice, or Optical Laboratory Mechanics pro- 
gram. Corequisite: None. 



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OPH 131 Optical Dispensing I 

This course introduces the historical and modem dispensing practices 
and the laws governing opticianry. Topics include basic eyeglass choic- 
es, measurements, dispensing, adjustments, and record keeping. Upon 
completion, students should be able to evaluate patient needs and wear- 
ing success. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Opticianry or 
Optical Apprentice programs. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 132 Optical Dispensing II 

This course continues the study of optical dispensing begun in OPH 131 . 
Emphasis is on advanced dispensing skills. Upon completion, students 
should be able to design and dispense appropriate eyewear for a variety 
of patients. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: OPH 131. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 1 40 Math for Opticians 

This course covers the arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry 
necessary to evaluate optical formulas. Topics include signed arithmetic, 
evaluation and solution of equations, use of the calculator, and basic 
trigonometric functions. Upon completion, students should be able to 
evaluate formulas as used in opticianry courses. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Opticianry program. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 141 Optical Theory I 

This course introduces the principles of optics and ophthalmic lens 
design. Topics include basic theory and basic optical formulas. Upon 
completion, students should be able to use the metric system, define 
basic optical terms, and perform basic optical calculations. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Opticianry, Optical Apprentice, or Optical 
Laboratory Mechanics programs. Corequisite: OPH 140 or OPH 101. 

OPH 142 Optical Theory II 

This course continues the study of optical theory begun in OPH 141. 
Topics include intermediate and advanced theory and formulas. Upon 
completion, students should be able to perform intermediate and 
advanced optical calculations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 
0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: OPH 141. 
Corequisite: None. 

OPH 1 93 Selected Topics in Opticianry 

This course provides an opportunity to explore areas of current interest 
in opticianry. Emphasis is on rigid and soft contact lens design and fit- 
ting. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the com- 
petencies required to pass a written mock state board in contact lens. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Opticianry program. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 214 Ophthalmic Lab IV 

This course is designed to develop competent performance in the oph- 
thalmic laboratory. Emphasis is on safety, speed, and accuracy in 
focimetry and all aspects of laboratory procedures. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate competence in the stated class 
objectives. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: OPH 113. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 215 Laboratory Proficiency 

This course provides preparation for the NC State Board of Opticians 
Examination. Emphasis is on speed and accuracy in all items on the 
competence list. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and 
accurately demonstrate proficiency in all items on the laboratory compe- 
tence list. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: OPH 214. Corequisite: None. 



OPH 222 Optical Business Management 
This course covers basic optical business management and current eye- 
care trends and practices. Topics include professional ethics, inventory, 
accounting, personnel, insurance, advertising, litigation, equipment arid 
future trends. Upon completion, students should be able to apply basic 
principles of management to the optical business setting. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Opticianry or Optical Laboratory 
Mechanics program. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 233 Advanced Optical Procedures 
This course introduces special optical procedures. Topics include 
advanced optical assessments and calculations. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to describe appropriate patient care. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: OPH 131 and OPH 141. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 243 Technical Proficiency 

The course provides preparation for the NC State Board of Opticians 
Examination. Emphasis is on topics relevant to written portions of this 
examination. Upon completion, students should be able to pass each 
part of a capstone examination with a grade of 70 or better. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first four semesters of the 
Opticianry program. Corequisites: OPH 215 and OPH 262. 

OPH 251 Optical Internship I 

This course provides practical experience under the direct supervision of 
an opticianry instructor. Emphasis is on communication and dispensing 
skills. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate com- 
petence in all course objectives. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 
0; Clinical, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisites: OPH 132 and 
OPH 141. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 252 Optical Internship II 

This course provides continued practical experience under the direct 
supervision of an Opticianry instructor. Emphasis is on communication 
and dispensing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate competence in all course objectives. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: OPH 251. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 261 Contact Lenses I 

This course introduces contact lens fitting. Emphasis is on clinical appli- 
cations, patient selection, design parameters, instrumentation, and 
corneal physiology. Upon completion, students should be able to 
describe basic patient evaluation and fitting procedures for rigid and soft 
lenses, recognize problems, and determine effective and appropriate 
solutions. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: OPH 121. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 262 Contact Lenses II 

This course continues the study of contact lens fitting. Emphasis is on 
advanced fitting design and techniques. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate the competence required for the National 
Contact Lens Examination and the NC State Board of Opticians 
Examination. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: OPH 261. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 281 Optical Externship I 

This course provides practical experience in assigned businesses, with 
emphasis on observation and practical application. Emphasis is on 
working conditions in different production settings and on time demands. 
Upon completion, students should be able to complete eyewear in a safe 
and timely manner according to proper specifications and in collaboration 
with other employees. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; 



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Clinical, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: Successful 
completion of all courses in the first year of the Opticianry program or 
completion of appropriate Optical Laboratory Mechanics certificate pro- 
gram courses. Corequisite: OPH 21 4. 

OPH 282 Optical Externship I 

This course provides practical experience in assigned businesses, with 
emphasis on observation and practical application. Emphasis is on 
working conditions in different production settings and on time demands. 
Upon completion, students should be able to complete eyewear in a safe 
and timely manner to proper specifications and in collaboration with other 
employees. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 6; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all 
courses in the first year of the Opticianry program or completion of appro- 
priate Optical Laboratory Mechanics certificate program courses. 
Corequisite: OPH 214. 

OPH 286 Optical Externship II 

This course continues the practical experience provided in OPH 281 or 
OPH 282. Emphasis is on customer relation skills as well as on fitting 
and dispensing skills for glasses and contact lenses. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate competence in all aspects of 
glasses and contact lens dispensing. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
0;Lab, 0; Clinical, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: OPH 261 
and OPH 281 or OPH 282. Corequisite: OPH 262. 

Office Systems Technology 

OST 131 Keyboarding 

This course covers basic keyboarding skills. Emphasis is on the touch 

system, correct techniques, and development of speed and accuracy. 

Upon completion, students should be able to key at acceptable speed 

and accuracy using the touch system. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 

1 ; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 

None. 

OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 

This course provides accuracy-building and speed-building drills. 
Emphasis is on diagnostic tests to identify accuracy and speed deficien- 
cies followed by corrective drills. Upon completion, students should be 
able to keyboard rhythmically with greater accuracy and speed. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: OST 131. Corequisite: None. 

OST 1 34 Text Entry and Formatting 

This course is designed to provide the skills needed to increase speed, 
improve accuracy, and format documents. Topics include letters, 
memos, tables, and business reports. Upon completion, students should 
be able to produce mailable documents. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: OST 131. 
Corequisite: None. 

OST 135 Advanced Text Entry and Format 
This course is designed to incorporate computer application skills in the 
generation of office documents. Emphasis is on the production of letters, 
manuscripts, business forms, tabulation, legal documents, and newslet- 
ters. Upon completion, students should be able to make independent 
decisions regarding planning, style, and method of presentation. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: OST 134. Corequisite: None. 

OST 136 Word Processing 

This course introduces word processing concepts and applications. 
Topics include preparation of a variety of documents and mastery of spe- 
cialized software functions. Upon completion, students should be able to 
work effectively in a computerized word processing environment. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
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OST 148 Medical Coding Billing and Insurance 
This course introduces CPT and ICD coding as they apply to medical 
insurance and billing. Emphasis is on accuracy in coding, forms prepa- 
ration, and posting. Upon completion, students should be able to 
describe the steps of the total billing cycle and explain the importance of 
accuracy. This course is a unique concentration requirement of the 
Medical Office Systems Technology concentration in the Office Systems 
Technology program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 

This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and ethical issues 
involved in providing health care services. Emphasis is on the legal 
requirements of medical practices; the relationship of physician, patient, 
and office personnel; professional liabilities; and medical practice liability. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working 
knowledge of current medical law and accepted ethical behavior. This 
course is a unique concentration requirement of the Medical Office 
Systems Technology concentration in the Office Systems Technology 
program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

OST 164 Text Editing Applications 

This course provides a comprehensive study of editing skills needed in 
the workplace. Emphasis is on grammar, punctuation, sentence struc- 
ture, proofreading, and editing. Upon completion, students should be 
able to use reference materials to compose and edit text. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: 
ENG 111, OST 134, and OST 136. Corequisite: None. 

OST 181 Introduction to Office Systems 

This course introduces the skills and abilities needed in today's office. 
Topics include effectively interacting with co-workers and the public, pro- 
cessing simple financial and informational documents, and performing 
functions typical in today's offices. Upon completion, students should be 
able to display skills and decision-making abilities essential for function- 
ing in the total office context. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: OCT 131. Corequisite: None. 

OST 1 84 Records Management 

This course includes the creation, maintenance, protection, security, and 
disposition of records stored in a variety of media forms. Topics include 
alphabetic, geographic, subject, and numeric filing methods. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to set up and maintain a records man- 
agement system. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

OST 223 Machine Transcription I 

This course covers the use of transcribing machines to produce mailable 
documents. Emphasis is on appropriate formatting, advanced text edit- 
ing skills, and transcription techniques. Upon completion, students 
should be able to transcribe documents into mailable copy. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisites: OST 134 or OST 136 or OST 164. Corequisite: None. 

OST 224 Machine Transcription II 

This course provides advanced transcription skills. Emphasis is on spe- 
cialized transcription features. Upon completion, students should be able 
to transcribe complex business documents into mailable copy with mini- 
mal assistance. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: OST 223. Corequisite: None. 



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OST 233 Office Publications Design 

This course provides entry-level skills in using software with desktop pub- 
lishing capabilities. Topics include principles of page layout, desktop 
publishing terminology and applications, and legal and ethical consider- 
ations of software use. Upon completion, students should be able to 
design and produce professional business documents and publications. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: OST 136. Corequisite: None. 

OST 236 Advanced Word/Information Processing 
This course develops proficiency in the utilization of advanced word/infor- 
mation processing functions. Topics include tables, graphics, macros, 
sorting, document assembly, merging, and newspaper and brochure 
columns. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a vari- 
ety of complex business documents. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: OST 136. 
Corequisite: None. 

OST 241 Medical Office Transcription I 

This course introduces machine transcription techniques as applied to 
medical documents. Emphasis is on accurate transcription, proofread- 
ing, and use of reference materials as well as vocabulary building. Upon 
completion, students should be able to prepare accurate and usable tran- 
scripts of voice recordings in the covered specialties. This course is a 
unique concentration requirement of the Medical Office Systems 
Technology concentration in the Office Systems Technology program. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: MED 121. Corequisite: None. 

OST 242 Medical Office Transcription II 

This course continues building machine transcription techniques as 
applied to medical documents. Emphasis is on accurate transcription, 
proofreading, and use of reference materials as well as continued proof- 
reading/editing skills and vocabulary building. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to perform competently in preparing accurate and 
usable transcripts of voice recordings in the covered specialties. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: OST 241. Corequisite: None. 
OST 243 Medical Office Simulation 

This course introduces medical systems used to process information in 
the automated office. Topics include traditional and electronic informa- 
tion resources, information storage and retrieval, and the billing cycle. 
Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer accu- 
rately to schedule, bill, update, and make corrections. This course is a 
unique concentration requirement of the Medical Office Systems 
Technology concentration in the Office Systems Technology program. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: OST 131 or OST 148. Corequisite: None. 

OST 284 Emerging Technologies 

This course provides opportunities to explore emerging technologies. 
Emphasis is on identifying, researching, and presenting current techno- 
logical topics for class consideration and discussion. Upon completion, 
students should be able to understand the importance of keeping abreast 
of technological changes that affect the office professional. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

OST 286 Professional Development 

This course covers the personal competencies and qualities needed to 
project a professional image in the office. Topics include interpersonal 
skills, health lifestyles, appearance, attitude, personal and professional 
growth, multicultural awareness, and professional etiquette. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to demonstrate these attributes in the 
classroom, office, and society. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



OST 289 Office Systems Management 

This course provides a capstone course for the office professional. 
Topics include administrative office procedures, imaging, communication 
techniques, ergonomics, and equipment utilization. Upon completion, 
students should be able to function proficiently in a changing office envi- 
ronment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: OST 134 or OST 136 or OST 164. Corequisite: 
None. 

Occupational Therapy Assistant 

OTA 1 1 Fundamentals of OT 

This course introduces occupational therapy theory, practice, philosophy, 
and principles. Emphasis is on providing a basic understanding of the 
profession as well as beginning to develop interaction and observation 
skills. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic 
understanding of occupational therapy practice options, uniform termi- 
nology, activity analysis, principles, process, philosophies, and frames of 
reference. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Occupational 
Therapy Assistant program. Corequisite: BIO 168. 

OTA 120 OT Media I 

This course provides training in recognizing the therapeutic value of and 
in using a wide variety of leisure, self-care, and work activities. Topics 
include crafts, games, personal care and work activities as well as teach- 
ing and learning methods and styles. Upon completion, students should 
be able to design, select, and complete/perform leisure, self-care, and 
work activities that would be therapeutic for designated client popula- 
tions. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Occupational Therapy 
Assistant program. Corequisite: OTA 110. 

OTA 1 30 Assessment Skills 

This course provides training in appropriate and accurate assessment 
and intervention skills related to sensory, movement, perceptual/cogni- 
tive, affective systems, and ADL skills. Topics include kinesiology, body 
mechanics, sensory, ROM, MMT, cognitive/perceptual, psychosocial, 
self-care, and work-related assessments; treatment approaches; and 
basics of group structure and dynamics. Upon completion, students 
should be able to administer various assessment tools and appropriate 
treatment approaches regarding sensation, movement, perception/cog- 
nition, affect, self-care, and work-related skills. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
Enrollment in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Corequisite: 
OTA 110. 

OTA 140 Professional Skills I 

This course introduces the roles and responsibilities of Certified 
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapists 
Registered in occupational therapy practice and facilitates development 
of observation, documentation, and therapeutic use of self skills. Topics 
include Code of Ethics, roles and responsibilities, credentialing and 
licensing, documentation, therapeutic use of self and professional identi- 
ty/behavior, supervisory relationships, time management, and observa- 
tion skills. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
ethical behavior; discriminate between role and responsibilities of 
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapists 
Registered; and participate in acceptable supervision, documentation, 
and scheduling. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Occupational 
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OTA 150 Life Span Skills I 

This course is designed to use knowledge gained from PSY 241 as it 
applies to occupational therapy practice from birth to adolescence. 
Topics include review of normal growth and development, identification 
and discussion of common disabilities and delays, assessment, treat- 
ment planning, and intervention approaches used with these popula- 
tions. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and use 
assessments, screenings, and interventions for infants through adoles- 
cents for selected disabilities and developmental delays in various set- 
tings. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Occupational Therapy 
Assistant program. Corequisites: PSY 241 and OTA 1 70. 

OTA 161 Fieldwork l-Placement 1 

This course provides introductory-level clinical training opportunities. 
Emphasis is on observational and basic interactional skills in a setting 
with a culturally diverse client population. Upon completion, students 
should be able to use observational and interactional skills to relate effec- 
tively with clients under the guidance and direction of fieldwork supervi- 
sors. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisites: OTA 120 and OTA 140. Corequisite: 
OTA 130. 

OTA 162 Fieldwork l-Placement 2 

This course provides introductory-level clinical training opportunities. 
Emphasis is on observational and basic interactional skills in a setting 
with a culturally diverse client population. Upon completion, students 
should be able to use observational and interactional skills to relate effec- 
tively with clients under the guidance and direction of fieldwork supervi- 
sors. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisites: OTA 120 and OTA 140. Corequisite: 
OTA 130. 

OTA 1 63 Fieldwork l-Placement 3 

This course provides introductory-level clinical training opportunities. 
Emphasis is on observational and basic interactional skills in a setting 
with a culturally diverse client population. Upon completion, students 
should be able to use observational and interactional skills to relate effec- 
tively with clients under the guidance and direction of fieldwork supervi- 
sors. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisites: OTA 120 and OTA 140. Corequisite: 
OTA 130. 

OTA 1 64 Fieldwork l-Placement 4 

This course provides introductory-level clinical training opportunities. 
Emphasis is on observational and basic interactional skills in a setting 
with a culturally diverse client population. Upon completion, students 
should be able to use observational and interactional skills to relate effec- 
tively with clients under the guidance and direction of fieldwork supervi- 
sors. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisites: OTA 120 and OTA 140. Corequisite: 
OTA 130. 

OTA 170 Physical Dysfunction 

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for 
working with individuals experiencing varied medical and physical condi- 
tions within their socioeconomic and cultural environments. Topics 
include medical terminology, common diagnoses, structures, and func- 
tions that change with disease processes, assessment and treatment pri- 
orities for specific problems and conditions, treatment planning, and 
intervention. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize 
common symptoms, prioritize problems, and provide for patient safety 
and infection control when planning and implementing treatment. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: BIO 168. Corequisite: OTA 130. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



OTA 1 80 Psychosocial Dysfunction 

This course uses theories and principles related to psychological/psychi- 
atric health and illnesses as well as provides training in assessing and 
treating symptoms of dysfunction and therapeutic use of self and groups. 
Topics include psychiatric illnesses, symptoms of dysfunction, assess- 
ment and treatment of individuals, planning and facilitating therapeutic 
groups, client safety, and psychosocial aspects of practice. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to plan effectively and conduct individu- 
al and group treatment for client conditions related to psychosocial dys- 
function recognizing temporal, socioeconomic, and cultural contexts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: PSY 281. Corequisite: OTA 130. 

OTA 220 OT Media II 

This course provides training in appropriate and accurate assessment 
and intervention skills related to orthotics, prosthetics, assistive devices, 
environmental controls, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 
issues. Topics include ergonomics and hand function, splint 
selection/fabrication, changes that improve access for persons with dis- 
abilities, use of modalities in treatment, and computers in occupational 
therapy intervention. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate proficiency in fabricating and monitoring orthotic devices, 
constructing and modifying assistive devices, using ADA guidelines, and 
using computers for therapeutic purposes. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1 ; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: 
OTA 120 and OTA 130. Corequisite: None. 

OTA 240 Professional Skills II 

This course builds upon and expands skills developed in OTA 1 40 with 
emphasis on documentation, supervisory relationships, involvement in 
the profession, and clinical management skills. Topics include clarifica- 
tion of roles and responsibilities, detailed examination of the supervisory 
process, professional participation in organizations, and the mechanics 
of assisting in clinic operations. Upon completion, students should be 
able to work effectively with a supervisor, plan and implement a profes- 
sional activity, and perform routine clinic management tasks. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: OTA 140. Corequisite: None. 

OTA 245 Professional Skills III 

This course provides preparation for Fieldwork II experiences using skills 
and knowledge gained in OTA 1 40 and OTA 240 to promote integration 
into the professional community. Topics include interview skills, resume 
production, conflict resolution, professional presentations, participation in 
research activities, and completion of all forms required for Fieldwork II. 
Upon completion, students should be able to complete independently 
employment-seeking activities and provide in-service training. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: OTA 240. Corequisite: None. 

OTA 250 Life Span Skills II 

This course uses knowledge gained from PSY 241 as it applies to occu- 
pational therapy practice from young adulthood through old age. 
Emphasis is on identification and discussion of common disabilities and 
chronic diseases, assessments, planning and interventions used with 
these populations, and activity programming. Upon completion, students 
should be able to identify and use assessments, interventions, and activ- 
ities for adults with selected disabilities and losses in various settings. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Occupational Therapy 
Assistant program. Corequisites: PSY 241 , OTA 1 70, and OTA 1 80. 



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OTA 260 Fieldwork ll-Placement 1 

This course provides clinical experience under the direct supervision of 
experienced Occupational Therapist Registered or Certified 
Occupational Therapy Assistant personnel working in various practice 
settings. Emphasis is on final clinical preparation for entry-level practice 
in the profession. Upon completion, students should be able to meet all 
critical competencies established by the curriculum and the American 
Occupational Therapy Association guidelines for entry-level practice. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 18; Semester Hours 
Credit, 6. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all required OTA cur- 
riculum courses except OTA 261 and OTA 280. Corequisite: This course 
must be completed within 1 8 months of the completion of all other OTA 
course work. 

OTA 26 1 Fieldwork I l-Placement 2 

This course provides clinical experience under the direct supervision of 
experienced Occupational Therapist Registered or Certified 
Occupational Therapy Assistant personnel working in various practice 
settings. Emphasis is on final clinical preparation for entry-level practice 
in the profession. Upon completion, students should be able to meet all 
critical competencies established by the curriculum and the American 
Occupational Therapy Association guidelines for entry-level practice. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 18; Semester Hours 
Credit, 6. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all required OTA cur- 
riculum courses except OTA 260 and OTA 280. Corequisite: This course 
must be completed within 18 months of the completion of all other OTA 
course work. 

OTA 280 Professional Transitions 

This course provides closure to the educational program following 
Fieldwork II placements. Emphasis is on portfolio development and pre- 
sentation, program evaluation, Fieldwork II experience analysis and syn- 
thesis, and final preparation for the certification examination. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to enter the occupational therapy work 
force with supportive documentation demonstrating progress toward 
meeting critical competencies set forth by the curriculum. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: OTA 260 or OTA 261. Corequisite: Enrollment in either 
OTA 260 or OTA 261. 



Physical Education 



Phlebotomy 



PBT 1 00 Phlebotomy Technology 

This course provides instruction in the skills needed for the proper col- 
lection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. 
Emphasis is on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and univer- 
sal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy 
and physiology, and specimen collection. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate competence in the theoretical compre- 
hension of phlebotomy techniques. This is a certificate-level course. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 2; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 6. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Phlebotomy Technology pro- 
gram. Corequisites: PBT 101 and PSY 118. 

PBT 101 Phlebotomy Practicum 

This course provides supervised experience in the performance of 
venipuncture and microcollection techniques in a clinical facility. 
Emphasis is on patient interaction and application of universal precau- 
tions, proper collection techniques, special procedures, specimen han- 
dling, and data management. Upon completion, students should be able 
to perform safely the procedures necessary for specimen collections on 
patients in various health care settings. This is a certificate-level course. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 9; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Phlebotomy Technology pro- 
gram. Corequisites: PBT 100 and PSY 118. 



PED 111 Physical Fitness I 

This course provides an individualized approach to physical fitness uti- 
lizing the five major components. Emphasis is on the scientific basis for 
setting up and engaging in personalized physical fitness programs. 
Upon completion, students should be able to set up and implement an 
individualized physical fitness program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
0; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

PED 113 Aerobics I 

This course introduces a program of cardiovascular fitness involving con- 
tinuous, rhythmic exercise. Emphasis is on developing cardiovascular 
efficiency, strength, and flexibility as well as learning safety precautions. 
Upon completion, students should be able to select and implement a 
rhythmic aerobic exercise program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; 
Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

PED 114 Aerobics II 

This course provides a continuation of a program of cardiovascular fit- 
ness involving rhythmic exercise. Emphasis is on a wide variety of aer- 
obic activities which include cardiovascular efficiency, strength, and flex- 
ibility. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in and 
design a rhythmic aerobic exercise routine. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: PED 113. 
Corequisite: None. 

PED 121 Walk, Jog, Run 

This course covers the basic concepts involved in safely and effectively 
improving cardiovascular fitness. Emphasis is on walking, jogging, or 
running as a means of achieving fitness. Upon completion, students 
should be able to understand and appreciate the benefits derived from 
these activities. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 
PED 128 Golf-Beginning 

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of golf. Topics include the 
proper grips, stance, alignment, and swings for the short and long game; 
putting; and the rules and etiquette of golf. Upon completion, students 
should be able to perform the basic golf shots and demonstrate a knowl- 
edge of the rules and the etiquette of golf. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

PED 130 Tennis-Beginning 

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of tennis. Topics include 
basic strokes, rules, etiquette, and court play. Upon completion, students 
should be able to play recreational tennis. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

PED 139 Bowling-Beginning 

This course introduces the fundamentals of bowling. Emphasis is on ball 
selection, grips, stance, and delivery along with rules and etiquette. 
Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational 
bowling. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 143 Volleyball-Beginning 

This course covers the fundamentals of volleyball. Emphasis is on the 
basics of serving, passing, setting, spiking, blocking, and the rules and 
etiquette of volleyball. Upon completion, students should be able to par- 
ticipate in recreational volleyball. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 



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PED 145 Basketball-Beginning 

This course covers the fundamentals of basketball. Emphasis is on skills 
development, knowledge of the rules, and basic game strategy. Upon 
completion, students should be able to participate in recreational basket- 
ball. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 
1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 148 Softball 

This course introduces the fundamental skills and rules of Softball. 
Emphasis is on proper techniques and strategies for playing softball. 
Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational 
softball. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 162 Angling 

This course introduces the sport of angling. Emphasis is on fishing with 
the use of artificial lures. Upon completion, students should be able to 
cast and retrieve using baitcaster and spinning reels as well as identify 
the various types of artificial lures. Students also use fly rods and fish 
with live bait. A North Carolina fishing license is required. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 172 Outdoor Living 

This course is designed to acquaint the beginning camper with outdoor 
skills. Topics include camping techniques such as cooking and preserv- 
ing food, safety, and setting up camp. Upon completion, students should 
be able to set up camp sites in field experiences using proper proce- 
dures. Students also learn backpacking techniques and how to prepare 
for overnight backpacking trips. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1 ; Lab, 
2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 
PED 183 Folk Dancing 

This course teaches the fundamental folk dance movements along with 
cultural traditions from various countries. Emphasis is on the history and 
traditions of the folk dance as well as the movements and the dances 
themselves. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
folk dances as well as knowledge of their origins and cultural traditions. 
Course Hours Per Week: Lab, 2. Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



Pharmacy 



Philosophy 



PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 

This course introduces fundamental issues in philosophy considering the 
views of classical and contemporary philosophers. Emphasis is on 
knowledge and belief, appearance and reality, determinism and free will, 
faith and reason, and justice and inequality. Upon completion, students 
should be able to identify, analyze, and critique the philosophical compo- 
nents of an issue. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG111. Corequisite: 
None. 

PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 

This course introduces theories about the nature and foundations of 
moral judgments as well as applications to contemporary moral issues. 
Emphasis is on utilitarianism, rule-based ethics, existentialism, relativism 
versus objectivism, and egoism. Upon completion, students should be 
able to apply various ethical theories to individual moral issues such as 
euthanasia, abortion, crime and punishment, and justice. This course 
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 
for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: ENG111. Corequisite: None. 



PHM 110 Introduction to Pharmacy 

This course introduces pharmacy practice and the technician's role in a 
variety of pharmacy settings. Topics include medical terminology and 
abbreviations, drug delivery systems, law and ethics, prescription and 
medication orders, and the health care system. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to explain the role of pharmacy technicians, read 
and interpret drug orders, describe quality assurance, and utilize phar- 
macy references. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Pharmacy 
Technology program. Corequisites: PHM 111 and PHM 115. 

PHM 1 1 1 Pharmacy Practice I 

This course provides instruction in the technical procedures for preparing 
and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision 
of a registered pharmacist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, 
out-patient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, controlled sub- 
stance procedures, inventory control, and non-sterile compounding. 
Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic supervised 
dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Pharmacy Technology program. 
Corequisites: PHM 110 and PHM 115. 

PHM 112 Pharmacy Practice II 

This course provides continued instruction in the technical procedures for 
preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital setting under a pharma- 
cist's supervision. Topics include more detailed coverage of unit-dose 
dispensing, ward stock systems, materials management, automated dis- 
pensing, and quality assurance. Upon completion, students should be 
able to perform all technical aspects of hospital drug delivery systems. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisites: PHM 110, PHM 111, and PHM 115. 
Corequisite: None. 

PHM 1 1 5 Pharmacy Calculations 

This course provides an introduction to the metric, avoirdupois, and 
apothecary systems of measurement and the calculations used in phar- 
macy practice. Topics include ratio and proportion, dosage determina- 
tions, percentage preparations, reducing and enlarging formulas, dilution 
and concentration, aliquots, specific gravity and density, and flow rates. 
Upon completion, students should be able to perform correctly the cal- 
culations required to prepare a medication order properly. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Pharmacy Technology program. 
Corequisites: PHM 110 and PHM 111 or permission of the program 
director. 

PHM 118 Sterile Products 

This course provides an introduction to intravenous admixture prepara- 
tion and other sterile products, including total parenteral nutrition and 
chemotherapy. Topics include aseptic techniques; facilities, equipment, 
and supplies utilized in admixture preparation; incompatibility and stabil- 
ity; laminar flow hoods; immunizations and irrigation solutions; and qual- 
ity assurance. Upon completion, students should be able to describe and 
demonstrate the steps involved in preparing intermittent and continuous 
infusions, total parenteral nutrition, and chemotherapy. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: PHM 110, PHM 111, and PHM 115. Corequisite: None. 



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PHM 120 Pharmacology I 

This course introduces the study of the properties, effects, and thera- 
peutic value of the primary agents in the major drug categories. Topics 
include nutritional products, blood modifiers, hormones, diuretics, cardio- 
vascular agents, respiratory drugs, and gastrointestinal agents. Upon 
completion, students should be able to place major drugs into correct 
therapeutic categories and identify indications, side effects, and trade 
and generic names. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Pharmacy 
Technology program or permission of the program director. Corequisite: 
None. 

PHM 125 Pharmacology II 

This course provides a continuation of the study of the properties, effects, 
and therapeutic value of the primary agents in the major drug categories. 
Topics include autonomic and central nervous system agents, anti- 
inflammatory agents, and anti-infective drugs. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to place major drugs into correct therapeutic cate- 
gories and identify indications, side effects, and trade and generic 
names. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: PHM 120 or permission of the program 
director. Corequisite: None. 

PHM 138 Pharmacy Clinical 

This course provides an opportunity to work in pharmacy settings under 
a pharmacist's supervision. Emphasis is on communicating effectively 
with personnel, developing proper employee attitude, and dispensing 
medications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
an understanding of pharmacy operations, utilize references, dispense 
medications, prepare patient charges, and operate computers efficiently. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 24; Semester Hours 
Credit, 8. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Pharmacy Technology pro- 
gram, PHM 112, PHM 118, and PHM 120. Corequisite: Reference pro- 
gram plan of study. 

PHM 140 Trends in Pharmacy 

This course covers the major issues, trends, and concepts in contempo- 
rary pharmacy practice. Topics include professional ethics, continuing 
education, job placement, and the latest developments in pharmacy 
technician practice. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate a basic knowledge of the topics discussed. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisites: PHM 112, PHM 118, and PHM 120. Corequisite: 
Pharmacy Clinical as per program plan of study (PHM 138). 



Physical Science 



PHS 121 Applied Physical Science I 

This course introduces the general principles of physics and chemistry. 
Topics include measurement, motion, Newton's laws of motion, momen- 
tum, energy, work, power, heat, thermodynamics, waves, sound, light, 
electricity, magnetism, and chemical principles. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the physical 
environment and be able to apply the scientific principles to observations 
experienced. This course includes concepts of chemistry and physics 
that apply to dental materials; laboratory work reinforces the principles 
discussed in lecture. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: MAT 060 and RED 080 or sat- 
isfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 



Physics 



Initial student placement in developmental courses is based on individu- 
al college placement testing policies and procedures. Students should 
begin developmental course work at the appropriate level indicated by 
that college's placement test. 



PHY 121 Applied Physics I 

This algebra-based course introduces fundamental physical concepts as 
applied to industrial and service technology fields. Topics include sys- 
tems of units, problem-solving methods, graphical analyses, vectors, 
motion, forces, Newton's laws of motion, work, energy, power, momen- 
tum, and properties of matter. Upon completion, students should be able 
to demonstrate an understanding of the principles studied as applied in 
industrial and service fields. Laboratory experiments and computer- 
based exercises enhance and consolidate the basic principles of physics 
as used in the industrial and service fields. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: MAT 060 and 
RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

PHY 125 Health Sciences Physics 

This course introduces fundamental physical principles as they apply to 
health technologies. Topics include motion, force, work, power, simple 
machines, and other topics as required by students' area of study. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of 
the fundamental principles covered as they relate to practical applica- 
tions in the health sciences. Laboratory experiments and computer- 
based tutorials consolidate the basic principles of physics as applied to 
health-related sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: MAT 070 and RED 090 or sat- 
isfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics 

This algebra/trigonometry-based course introduces fundamental physi- 
cal concepts as applied to engineering technology fields. Topics include 
systems of units, problem-solving methods, graphical analysis, vectors, 
motion, forces, Newton's laws of motion, work, energy, power, momen- 
tum, and properties of matter. Upon completion, students should be able 
to apply the principles studied to applications in engineering technology 
fields. Laboratory experiments and computer-based tutorials consolidate 
the basic principles of physics that are used in the engineering field. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test and MAT 
121. Corequisite: None. 

PHY 145 Geometrical Optics 

This course introduces waves, energy, thermal properties of materials, 
and geometrical optics. Topics include thermal expansion, calorimetry, 
electromagnetic waves, geometrical optics, and other appropriate areas. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an under- 
standing of the concepts studied and relate them to practical applica- 
tions. Laboratory experiments and computer-based tutorials consolidate 
the basic principles of geometrical optics as applied to opticianry physics. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: MAT 070 and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement 
test and OPH 142. Corequisite: None. 

PHY 151 College Physics I 

This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models 
to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. 
Topics include units and measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and 
dynamics, energy, power, momentum, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of 
the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for 
the topics covered. Laboratory experiments, along with some comput- 
er-based labs and tutorials, consolidate the basic principles discussed in 
lectures. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in nat- 
ural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test and MAT 1 72. Corequisite: None. 



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PHY 152 College Physics II 

This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models 
to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. 
Topics include electrostatic forces, electric fields, electric potentials, 
direct-current circuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields, electromag- 
netic induction, alternating-current circuits, and light Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the princi- 
ples involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics 
covered. Laboratory experiments, along with some computer-based labs 
and tutorials, consolidate the basic principles discussed in lectures. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement In natural sci- 
ences/mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: PHY 151. Corequisite: None. 

PHY 251 General Physics I 

This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the 
fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include 
units and measurement, vector operations, linear kinematics and dynam- 
ics, energy, power, momentum, rotational mechanics, periodic motion, 
fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display 
analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. Laboratory 
experiments, some of which are computer-based, and computer-based 
tutorials enhance and consolidate the basic principles discussed in the 
theoretical section of the course. This course has been approved to sat- 
isfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education 
core requirement in natural sciences-mathematics. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: RED 
090 or satisfactory score on placement test and MAT 271. Corequisite: 
MAT 272. 

PHY 252 General Physics II 

This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the 
fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include 
electrostatic forces, electric fields, electric potentials, direct-current cir- 
cuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, 
alternating-current circuits, and light. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and 
display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. 
Laboratory experiments, some of which are computer-based, and com- 
puter-based tutorials enhance and consolidate the basic principles dis- 
cussed in the theoretical section of the course. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in natural sciences-mathematics. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: MAT 272 and PHY 251 . Corequisite: None. 

Political Science 

POL 120 American Government 

This course is a study of the origins, development, structure, and func- 
tions of American national government. Topics include the constitutional 
framework; federalism; the three branches of government, including the 
bureaucracy; civil rights and liberties; political participation and behavior; 
and policy formation. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts and participatory 
processes of the American political system. Basic concepts of state and 
local government and their relationships with the federal government are 
also examined. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and 
RED 080 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: ENG 
090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



POL 130 State and Local Government 

This course includes state and local political institutions and practices in 
the context of American federalism. Emphasis is on procedural and pol- 
icy differences as well as on political issues in state, regional, and local 
governments of North Carolina. Upon completion, students should be 
able to identify and discuss various problems associated with intergov- 
ernmental politics and their effect on the community and the individual. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfac- 
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PSY 110 Life Span Development 

This course provides an introduction to the study of human growth and 
development. Emphasis is on the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial 
aspects of development from conception to death. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of development 
across the life span and apply this knowledge to their specific field of 
study. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score on 
placement test. Corequisite: None. 

PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology 

This course introduces the principles of psychology as they relate to per- 
sonal and professional development. Emphasis is on personality traits, 
communication and leadership styles, effective problem solving, and cul- 
tural diversity as they apply to personal and work environments. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of 
these principles of psychology as they apply to personal and profession- 
al development. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory 
score on placement test Corequisite: None. 
PSY 135 Group Processes 

This course provides an examination of group dynamics and structure. 
Topics include team-building, interpersonal communication, leadership, 
decision making, and problem solving. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for 
effective group participation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090, 090A, and RED 090 
or satisfactory score on placement test Corequisite: None. 

PSY 150 General Psychology 

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behav- 
ior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, per- 
ception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality 
theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the sci- 
ence of psychology. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test Corequisite: ENG 090 or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. 

PSY 237 Social Psychology 

This course introduces the study of individual behavior within social con- 
texts. Topics include affiliation, attitude formation and change, conformi- 
ty, altruism, aggression, attribution, interpersonal attraction, and group 
behavior. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of the basic principles of social influences on behavior. 
Emphasis is on the application of principles as they relate to contempo- 
rary social issues. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit 3. Prerequisite: PSY 150 or 
SOC210. Corequisite: None. 



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PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 

This course is a study of human growth and development Emphasis is 
on major theories and perspectives as they relate to the physical, cogni- 
tive, and psychosocial aspects of development from conception to death. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of 
development across the life span. Course work includes projects which 
emphasize research. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: PSY 150. 
Corequisite: None. 

PSY 263 Educational Psychology 

This course examines the application of psychological theories and prin- 
ciples to the educational process and setting. Topics include learning 
and cognitive theories, achievement motivation, teaching and learning 
styles, teacher and learner roles, assessment, and developmental 
issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of the application of psychological theory to educational 
practice. Course work includes projects. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: PSY 150. 
Corequisite: None. 

PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 

This course provides an examination of the various psychological disor- 
ders as well as theoretical, clinical, and experimental perspectives of the 
study of psychopathology. Emphasis is on terminology, classification, eti- 
ology, assessment, and treatment of the major disorders. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to distinguish between normal and abnor- 
mal behavior patterns as well as demonstrate knowledge of etiology, 
symptoms, and therapeutic techniques. Course work includes projects. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in 
social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: PSY 150. Corequisite: None. 



Respiratory Care 



RCP 110 Introduction to Respiratory Care 
This course introduces the respiratory care profession. Topics include 
the role of the respiratory care practitioner, medical gas administration, 
basic patient assessment, infection control, and medical terminology. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence 
in concepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations. 
Introductory concepts in respiratory anatomy and physiology are cov- 
ered. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Respiratory Care pro- 
gram. Corequisite: RCP 1 32. 

RCP 111 Therapeutics/Diagnostics 

This course is a continuation of RCP 110. Emphasis is on entry-level 
therapeutic and diagnostic procedures used in respiratory care. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in con- 
cepts and procedures through written and laboratory evaluations. 
Concepts in respiratory pharmacology are covered. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 4; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. 
Prerequisite: RCP 110. Corequisite: RCP 145. 

RCP 1 1 2 Patient Management 

This course provides entry-level skills in adult and pediatric mechanical 
ventilation as well as respiratory care procedures in traditional and alter- 
native settings. Emphasis is on therapeutic modalities and physiological 
effects of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, home care, mechanical ventila- 
tion, and monitoring. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written 
and laboratory evaluations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; 
Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: RCP 111. 
Corequisite: RCP 155. 



RCP 1 1 5 C-P Pathophysiology 

This course introduces the etiology, pathogenesis, and physiology of car- 
diopulmonary diseases and disorders. Emphasis is on clinical signs and 
symptoms along with diagnoses, complications, prognoses, and man- 
agement. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
competence in these concepts through written evaluations. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: BIO 168. Corequisite: None. 

RCP 132 RCP Clinical Practice I 

This course provides entry-level clinical experience. Emphasis is on 
therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required perfor- 
mance evaluations. Topics include basic Cardiac Life Support, Universal 
Precautions, patient assessment techniques, oxygen, humidity, and 
aerosol delivery devices. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; 
Clinical, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the 
Respiratory Care program. Corequisite: RCP 110. 

RCP 145 RCP Clinical Practice II 

This course provides entry-level clinical experience. Emphasis is on 
therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required perfor- 
mance evaluations. Medicated aerosol administration, pulmonary clear- 
ance mechanisms, and artificial airway maintenance are emphasized. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 15; Semester Hours 
Credit, 5. Prerequisite: RCP 110. Corequisite: RCP 111. 

RCP 155 RCP Clinical Practice III 

This course provides entry-level clinical experience. Emphasis is on 
therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in required perfor- 
mance evaluations. Equipment and techniques for intermittent, non- 
invasive, and invasive mechanical ventilation are introduced. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 15; Semester Hours Credit, 
5. Prerequisite: RCP 111. Corequisite: RCP 112. 

RCP 21 Critical Care Concepts 

This course provides further refinement of acute patient care and under- 
lying pathophysiology. Topics include a continuation in the study of 
mechanical ventilation, underlying pathophysiology, and introduction of 
critical care monitoring. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures through written 
and laboratory evaluations. This course also covers knowledge and 
skills the student must have to provide respiratory care for neonatal and 
pediatric patients. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: Successful completion of three 
semesters of the Respiratory Care program. Corequisite: RCP 235. 

RCP 211 Advanced Monitoring/Procedures 
This course includes advanced information gathering and decision mak- 
ing for the respiratory care professional. Topics include advanced car- 
diac monitoring and special procedures. Upon completion, students 
should be able to evaluate, design, and recommend appropriate care 
plans through written and laboratory evaluations. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: RCP 210. Corequisite: RCP 245. 

RCP 215 Career Prep-Advanced Level 

This course provides preparation for employment and for the advanced- 
level practitioner credentialing exam. Emphasis is on review of the 
NBRC Advanced-Level Practitioner Exam as well as on supervision and 
management. Upon completion, students should be able to complete 
successfully the appropriate self-assessment examinations and meet the 
requirements for employment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 
3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: Enrollment in the 
Respiratory Care program. Corequisite: None. 



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RCP 235 RCP Clinical Practice IV 

This course provides advanced practitioner clinical experience. 
Emphasis is on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in 
required performance evaluations. Advanced concepts in adult mechan- 
ical ventilation as well as equipment and techniques for pediatric and 
neonatal mechanical ventilation are introduced. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 15; Semester Hours Credit, 5. 
Prerequisites: RCP 111 and RCP 112. Corequisite: RCP 210. 

RCP 245 RCP Clinical Practice V 

This course provides advanced practitioner clinical experience. 
Emphasis is on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate clinical competence in 
required performance evaluations. Adult, pediatric, and neonatal critical 
care experiences are continued; and invasive and noninvasive monitor- 
ing devices are discussed. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; 
Clinical, 15; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: RCP 210. 
Corequisite: RCP 211. 



Real Estate Appraisal 



REA 101 Introduction Real Estate Appraisal R-1 
This course introduces the entire valuation process, with specific cover- 
age of residential neighborhood and property analysis. Topics include 
basic real property law, concepts of value and operation of real estate 
markets, mathematical and statistical concepts, finance, and residential 
construction/design. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate adequate preparation for REA 102. This course is required 
for the Real Estate Appraisal certificate. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

REA 102 Valuation Principles and Practice R-2 
This course introduces procedures used to develop an estimate of value 
and introduces how the various principles of value relate to the applica- 
tion of such procedures. Topics include the sales comparison approach, 
site valuation, sales comparison, the cost approach, the income 
approach, and reconciliation. Upon completion, students should be able 
to complete the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR). This 
course is required for the Real Estate Appraisal certificate. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
REA 101. Corequisite: None. 

REA 103 Applied Residential Property Valuation R-3 
This course covers the laws and standards practiced by appraisers in the 
appraisal of residential 1-4 unit properties and small farms. Topics 
include Financial Institutions Reform and Recovery Enforcement Act 
(FIRREA), Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 
(USPAP), and North Carolina statutes and rules. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to demonstrate eligibility to sit for the NC Appraisal 
Board license trainee examination and to enroll in REA 201 . This course 
is required for the Real Estate Appraisal certificate. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: REA 
102. Corequisite: None. 

REA 201 Introduction Income Property Appraisal G-1 
This course introduces concepts and techniques used to appraise real 
estate income properties. Topics include real estate market analysis, 
property analysis and site valuation, how to use financial calculators, pre- 
sent value, NOI, and before-tax cash flow. Upon completion, students 
should be able to estimate income property values using direct capital- 
ization and to sit for the NC Certified Residential Appraiser examination. 
This course is required for the Real Estate Appraisal certificate. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: REA 103. Corequisite: None. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



REA 202 Advanced Income Capital Procedures G-2 
This course expands direct capitalization techniques and introduces yield 
capitalization. Topics include yield rates, discounted cash flow, financial 
leverage, and traditional yield capitalization formulas. Upon completion, 
students should be able to estimate the value of income-producing prop- 
erty by using yield capitalization techniques. This course is required for 
the Real Estate Appraisal certificate. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: REA 201 . Corequisite: 
A financial calculator is required for this course. 

REA 203 Applied Income Property Valuation G-3 
This course covers the laws, rules, and standards pertaining to the prin- 
ciples and practices applicable to the appraisal of income properties. 
Topics include FIRREA, USPAP, Uniform Commercial and Industrial 
Appraisal Report (UCIAR) form, North Carolina statutes and rules, and 
case studies. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a 
narrative report that conforms to the USPAP and sit for the NC Certified 
General Appraisal examination. This course is required for the Real 
Estate Appraisal certificate. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: REA 202. Corequisite: None. 



Reading 



Initial student placement in developmental courses is based on individu- 
al college placement testing policies and procedures. Students should 
begin developmental course work at the appropriate level indicated by 
that college's placement test. 

RED 070 Essential Reading Skills 

This course is designed for those with limited reading skills. Emphasis is 
on basic word attack skills, vocabulary, transitional words, paragraph 
organization, basic comprehension skills, and learning strategies. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the 
skills required for RED 080. Emphasis is also on demonstrating suc- 
cessful academic skills and using current materials such as a newspa- 
per. This course does not satisfy the developmental reading prerequisite 
for ENG 111 or ENG 111 A. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

RED 080 Introduction to College Reading 

This course introduces effective reading and inferential thinking skills in 
preparation for RED 090. Emphasis is on vocabulary, comprehension, 
and reading strategies. Upon completion, students should be able to 
determine main ideas and supporting details, recognize basic patterns of 
organization, draw conclusions, and understand vocabulary in context. 
Emphasis is also on demonstrating successful academic behaviors and 
using diverse materials such as periodicals. This course does not satis- 
fy the developmental reading prerequisite for ENG 111 or ENG 111 A. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: ENG 075 or RED 070. Corequisite: None. 

RED 090 Improved College Reading 

This course is designed to improve reading and critical thinking skills. 
Topics include vocabulary enhancement; extracting implied meaning; 
analyzing author's purpose, tone, and style; and drawing conclusions 
and responding to written material. Upon completion, students should be 
able to comprehend and analyze college-level reading material. Some 
sections may specialize in discipline-specific reading and academic suc- 
cess skills This course satisfies the developmental reading prerequisite 
for ENG 111 or ENG 111 A. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: RED 080 or ENG 085. 
Corequisite: None. 



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RED 1 1 1 Critical Reading for College 

This course is designed to enhance critical reading skills. Topics include 
vocabulary enrichment; reading flexibility; metacognitjve strategies; and 
advanced comprehension skills, including analysis and evaluation. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension and 
analysis as well as respond effectively to material across disciplines. 
Some sections may be paired with other courses. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: RED 
090. Corequisite: None. 



Religion 



REL 110 World Religions 

This course introduces the world's major religious traditions. Topics 
include Primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and 
Christianity. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the ori- 
gins, history, beliefs, and practices of the religions studied. Major topics 
include the role of women in the various religions, the relationship 
between religion and science, and the involvement of religion in world 
peace and in preservation of the environment. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. Corequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score on 
placement test. 



Real Estate 



RLS 112 Real Estate Fundamentals 

This course provides basic instruction in real estate principles and prac- 
tices. Topics include law, finance, brokerage, closing, valuation, man- 
agement, taxation, mathematics, construction, land use, property insur- 
ance, and NC License Law and Commission Rules. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate basic knowledge and skills nec- 
essary for real estate sales. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 
RLS 113 Real Estate Mathematics 

This course provides basic instruction in business mathematics applica- 
ble to real estate situations. Topics include area computations, percent- 
age of profit/loss, bookkeeping and accounting methods, appreciation 
and depreciation, financial calculations and interest yields, property val- 
uation, insurance, taxes, and commissions. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate proficiency in applied real estate mathe- 
matics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

RLS 114 Real Estate Brokerage 

This course provides basic instruction in the various real estate broker- 
age operations, including trust account records and procedures. Topics 
include establishing a brokerage firm, management concepts and prac- 
tices, personnel and training, property management, advertising and 
publicity, records and bookkeeping systems, and financial operations. 
Upon completion, students should be able to establish, operate, and 
manage a realty brokerage practice in a manner which protects and 
serves the public interest. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: RLS 112 or current Real Estate 
license. Corequisite: None. 

RLS 115 Real Estate Finance 

This course provides advanced instruction in financing real estate trans- 
actions and real property valuation. Topics include sources of mortgage 
funds, financing instruments, mortgage types, loan underwriting, essen- 
tial mathematics, and property valuation. Upon completion, students 



should be able to demonstrate knowledge of real estate finance neces- 
sary to serve as real estate brokers. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: RLS 112 or current Real 
Estate license. Corequisite: None. 

RLS 116 Real Estate Law 

This course provides advanced instruction in legal aspects of real estate 
brokerage. Topics include property ownership and interests, brokerage 
relationships, agency law, contracts, settlement statements, and NC 
License Law and Commission Rules. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate knowledge of laws relating to real estate broker- 
age necessary to serve as real estate brokers. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: RLS 112 or 
current Real Estate license. Corequisite: None. 



Sociology 



SOC 21 Introduction to Sociology 

This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and 
social interactions. Topics include socialization, research methods, diver- 
sity and inequality, cooperation and conflict, social change, social institu- 
tions, and organizations. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate knowledge of sociological concepts as they apply to the 
interplay among individuals, groups, and societies. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. 

SOC 21 3 Sociology of the Family 

This course covers the institution of the family and other intimate rela- 
tionships. Emphasis is on mate selection, gender roles, sexuality, com- 
munication, power and conflict, parenthood, diverse lifestyles, divorce 
and remarriage, and economic issues. Upon completion, students 
should be able to analyze the family as a social institution and the social 
forces which influence its development and change. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
the general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. 

SOC 215 Group Processes 

This course introduces group processes and dynamics. Emphasis is on 
small group experiences, roles and relationships within groups, commu- 
nication, cooperation and conflict resolution, and managing diversity 
within and among groups. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential to analyze group inter- 
action and to work effectively in a group context. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and 
RED 080 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

SOC 220 Social Problems 

This course provides an in-depth study of current social problems. 
Emphasis is on causes, consequences, and possible solutions to prob- 
lems associated with families, schools, workplaces, communities, and 
the environment. Upon completion, students should be able to recog- 
nize, define, analyze, and propose solutions to these problems. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement in social/behav- 
ioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory 
score on placement test. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or sat- 
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SOC 225 Social Diversity 

This course provides a comparison of diverse roles, interests, opportuni- 
ties, contributions, and experiences in social life. Topics include race, 
ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, and religion. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to analyze how cultural and ethnic differ- 
ences evolve and how they affect personality development, values, and 
tolerance. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in 
social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or sat- 
isfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 
or satisfactory score on placement test. 



Spanish 



SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish lan- 
guage within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic 
listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical 
accuracy to spoken and written Spanish as well as demonstrate cultural 
awareness. This course must be taken with the accompanying lab. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine 
arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 
3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. Corequisites: SPA 181 and ENG 090 or satisfactory score on 
placement test. 

SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 

This course is a continuation of SPA 111 and focuses on the fundamen- 
tal elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis 
is on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and 
writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend 
and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish 
and should be able to demonstrate further cultural awareness. This 
course must be taken with the accompanying lab. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test and SPA 111. Corequisites: SPA 182 and ENG 090 or satis- 
factory score on placement test. 

SPA 1 20 Spanish for the Workplace 

This course offers applied Spanish for the workplace to facilitate basic 
communication with people whose native language is Spanish. 
Emphasis is on oral communication and career-specific vocabulary that 
targets health, business, and/or public service professions. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to communicate at a functional level with 
native speakers and demonstrate cultural sensitivity. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 
080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: 
ENG 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

SPA 141 Culture and Civilization 

This course provides an opportunity to explore issues related to the 
Hispanic world. Topics include historical and current events, geography, 
and customs. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and 
discuss selected topics and cultural differences related to the Hispanic 
world. This course is taught in English. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 
080 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: ENG 090 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. 



COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 



SPA 181 Spanish Lab 1 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the funda- 
mental elements of the Spanish language. Emphasis is on the progres- 
sive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills 
through the use of various supplementary learning media and materials. 
Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond 
with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish as well as 
demonstrate cultural awareness. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
SPA 111. 

SPA 182 Spanish Lab 2 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the funda- 
mental elements of the Spanish language. Emphasis is on the progres- 
sive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills 
through the use of various supplementary learning media and materials. 
Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond 
with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish as well as 
demonstrate cultural awareness. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: SPA 181. Corequisite: 
SPA 112. 

SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I 

This course provides a review and expansion of the essential skills of the 
Spanish language. Emphasis is on the study of authentic and represen- 
tative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be 
able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the 
past, present, and future. Listening comprehension is reinforced with 
audiotapes outside the classroom. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general edu- 
cation core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and 
RED 080 or satisfactory score on placement test and SPA 112. 
Corequisite: ENG 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

SPA 21 2 Intermediate Spanish II 

This course provides a continuation of SPA 21 1 . Emphasis is on the con- 
tinuing study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. 
Upon completion, students should be able to communicate sponta- 
neously and accurately with increasing complexity and sophistication. 
Listening comprehension is reinforced with audiotapes outside of class. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in 
humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or sat- 
isfactory score on placement test and SPA 211 . Corequisite: ENG 090 
or satisfactory score on placement test. 

SPA 221 Spanish Conversation 

This course provides an opportunity for intensive communication in spo- 
ken Spanish. Emphasis is on vocabulary acquisition and interactive 
communication through the discussion of media materials and authentic 
texts. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss selected top- 
ics, express ideas and opinions clearly, and engage in formal and infor- 
mal conversations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory 
score on placement test and SPA 212 or permission of program director. 
Corequisite: ENG 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 



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SUR 110 Introduction to Surgical Technology 
This course provides a comprehensive study of the operative environ- 
ment; professional roles; moral, legal, and ethical responsibilities; and 
medical communications used in surgical technology. Topics include his- 
torical development; professional behaviors; medical terminology; inter- 
departmental, peer, and patient relationships; operating room environ- 
ment and safety; pharmacology; anesthesia; incision sites; and 
physiology of wound healing. Upon completion, students should be able 
to apply theoretical knowledge of the course topics to the operative envi- 
ronment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Surgical 
Technology program. Corequisite: SUR 111. 

SUR 111 Perioperative Patient Care 

This course provides theoretical knowledge for the application of essen- 
tial operative skills during the perioperative phase. Topics include surgi- 
cal asepsis, sterilization and disinfection, and perioperative patient care. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles 
and practices of aseptic technique, sterile attire, basic care preparation, 
and other relevant skills. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 6; 
Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 7. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the 
Surgical Technology program. Corequisite: SUR 110. 

SUR 122 Surgical Procedures I 

This course introduces a comprehensive study of surgical procedures in 
the following specialities: general, gastrointestinal, obstetrical/gyneco- 
logical, urological, otorhinolaryngological, and plastics/reconstructive 
surgery. Emphasis is on related surgical anatomy, pathology, and pro- 
cedures thereby enhancing theoretical knowledge of patient care, instru- 
mentation, supplies, and equipment. Upon completion, students should 
be able to correlate, integrate, and apply theoretical knowledge of the 
course topics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisites: SUR 110 and SUR 111. 
Corequisite: SUR 123. 



SUR 123 Surgical Clinical Practice I 

This course provides clinical experience with a variety of perioperative 
assignments to build upon skills learned in SUR 111 . Emphasis is on the 
scrub and circulating roles of the surgical technologist, including aseptic 
technique and basic case preparation for selected surgical procedures. 
Upon completion, students should be able to prepare, assist with, and 
dismantle basic surgical cases in both the scrub and circulating roles. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 21 ; Semester Hours 
Credit, 7. Prerequisites: SUR 110 and SUR 111. Corequisite: SUR 122. 

SUR 134 Surgical Procedures II 

This course introduces orthopedic, neurosurgical, peripheral vascular, 
thoracic, cardiovascular, and ophthalmology surgical specialties. 
Emphasis is on related surgical anatomy, pathology, and procedures 
thereby enhancing theoretical knowledge of patient care, instrumenta- 
tion, supplies, and equipment. Upon completion, students should be 
able to correlate, integrate, and apply theoretical knowledge of the 
course topics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: SUR 123. Corequisite: None. 

SUR 135 Surgical Clinical Practice II 

This course provides clinical experience with a variety of perioperative 
assignments to build skills required for complex perioperative patient 
care. Emphasis is on greater technical skills, critical thinking, speed, effi- 
ciency, and autonomy in the operative setting. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to function in the role of an entry-level surgical tech- 
nologist. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 12; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: SUR 123. Corequisite: None. 

SUR 137 Professional Success Preparation 
This course provides job-seeking skills and an overview of theoretical 
knowledge in preparation for certification. Topics include test-taking 
strategies, resume preparation, and interviewing techniques. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to prepare a resume, demonstrate 
appropriate interview techniques, and identify strengths and weakness- 
es in preparation for certification. Class, 1 ; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: SUR 123. Corequisites: SUR 134 and 
SUR 135. 



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BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Appointed by the Governor 

Mr. C^Ddfrell DeLoatche 
Mr. Byjoprtv Hawkins 
Mrs.jgarfJara S. Moore 
Dr. Qrtarles A. Sanders 

Appointed by the County 
Commissioners 

Mr^Jgsse B. Anglin, Chair 
Mr. William T. Coman 
Mrst/tbuise W. McCutcheon 
Mr. therfias J. White 

Appointed by the Durham Public 
Schools Board 

Mr.jjarhes I. Bolden 
MrCWanda J. Garrett, Esq. 
MrtBennis B. Nicholson, AIA 
Djf^MaryAnn Peter, Vice Chair 

Student Trustee 

Vacant at the time of publication 
due to student's graduation 



ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 

Phail Wynn, Jr., B.A., M.Ed., MBA., Ed.D. 
President 

Barbara A. Baker, A.A., B.A., M.S.LS. 
Interim Vice President, Administrative & 
Support Services 

Juani M. Beaver, A. AS. 
Executive Secretary/Administrative 
Assistant 

Dorothy Brower Brokaw, B.A. 
Assistant to the President/Resource 
Development Officer 

Patricia A. Hemingway, B.A., M.A. 
Director, Human Resources 

William G. Ingram, B.A., M.S., Ed.D. 
Vice President/Executive Dean 

Lou R. Russell, B.S. 
Executive Assistant to the President/ 
Director, Resource Development 

Wanda S. Winslow, B.A., B.A., M.A. 
Special Assistant to the President/ 

Director, Marketing & Communications 



INSTRUCTIONAL 
SERVICES DEPARTMENT 
HEADS & PROGRAM 
DIRECTORS 

Walter C. Bartlett, B.S. 
Program Director, Electronics Engineering 
Technology 

Raymond J. Bernard, B.A., M.Ed. 
Program Director, English as a Second 
Language 

William M. Bilbrey, A.A., B.S., M.Ed. 
Program Director, Architectural Technology 

Rhonda K. Bradshaw, B.S., M.A., J.D. 
Program Director, Accounting 

llene L Britt, B.A., M.A. 
Program Director, Early Childhood 
Associate 

John R. Bubar, A.A.S., B.A., M.B.A. 
Program Director, Surgical Technology 

Joan S. Carter, B.A., M.S. 

Program Director, Mathematics - Sciences 

Patrick Coin, B.S., Ph.D. 
Program Director; Environment, Health, & 
Safety Technology 

Michael M. Conley, B.S. 

Interim Department Head, Adult Education 

& Basic Skills; Coordinator, Workplace 

Literacy 

Carol A. Connell, R.N. 
Program Director, Clinical Trials Research 
Associate 

Gordon F. Copeland, A.A.S., B.S., M.Ed. 
Assistant Dean, Corporate Education; 

Program Director, New Industry & 

Focused Industrial Training 

Mary Marsha Cupitt, B.A., M.A. 
Program Director, Associate in Science 

Charlene B. Daye, B.S., M.S. 
Associate Dean & Department Head, 

Business Technologies; Program 

Director, Office Systems 

Gloria C. Drew, B.A., M.A. 
Program Director, Community Service & 
Corporate Education 

Wayne E. Durkee, B.A., M.A. 
Program Director, Law Enforcement 
Extension 



Randall J. Egsegian, B.S. 
Program Director, Fire Protection 
Technology 

Thomas W. Fore, B.S. 
Program Director, Electrical/Electronics 
Technology 

Maria Fraser-Molina, B.A., M.A.T., Ph.D. 
Assistant Dean & Department Head, 
University Transfer 

Wayne C. George 

Program Director, Machining Technology 

Louise J. Gooche, B.S.N., M.A., Ed.D., R.N. 
Program Director, Practical Nursing 

Mary Anne F. Grabarek, B.A., M.A.T. 
Associate Dean & Department Head, 
General Education 

William H. Gulley, B.S. 

Program Director, Small Business Center 

Clifford P. Harbour, B.A., M.A., J.D. 
Associate Dean & Department Head, 
Public Service Technologies 

John K. Hill, B.A., J.D. 

Program Director, Paralegal Technology 

Sue E. Jackson, B.A., M.A. 

Program Director, Corporate Education 

Donald R. Kritsch, B.A., M.A., C.L.T., 

S.M.-A.S.C.P 
Associate Dean & Department Head, 

Health Technologies; Program Director, 

Pharmacy Technology 

Ruth L. Lewis, B.A., M.S.W. 
Special Assistant for Workforce 

Development; Program Director, 

Compensatory Education 

Terry C. Lowrance, B.S., M.A. 
Program Director, Business 

Administration/Operations Management 

Technology/Real Estate 

Amanda S. McBride, B.A., M.Ed. 
Program Director, English; General 
Education 

Richard D. Miller, A.A., B.S., Ph.D. 
Program Director, Respiratory Care 

Beatrice A. Muhammad, B.S. 
Program Director, Adult High School & 
General Educational Development 

Michael T. Patrick, A.A., A.A.S., C.D.T. 
Program Director, Dental Laboratory 
Technology 



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Russell O. Pratt, B.A., MA. 
Associate Dean & Department Head, 
Industrial & Engineering Technologies 

Douglas A. Scott, A.A.S., B.A. 
Program Director, Criminal Justice 
Technology 

Margaret L. Skulnik, B.S., M.S., R.N. 
Program Director, Associate Degree 
Nursing 

Gene M. Sharpe, B.S. 
Program Director, Carpentry 

Teepa L. Snow, B.S., M.S., O.T.R. 
Program Director, Occupational Therapy 
Assistant 

James S. Steinberg, B.A., J.D. 
Program Director, Basic Law Enforcement 
Training 

Ellen D. Stoner B.A., M.A. 
Program Director, Opticianry 

David H. Ronco, B.A. 
Program Director, Automotive Systems 
Technology 

Bonnie V. Stone, B.A., M.A. 

Assistant Dean, Educational Resources 

Katherine J. Valone, B.S. 
Program Director, Fire & Emergency 
Services Extension 

Charlene C. West, A.A., B.S., M.Ed. 
Interim Program Director, Information 
Systems Technology 

Marianne Williams, B.S., M.Ed. 
Program Director, Developmental Studies 

FACULTY AND STAFF 

Penelope W. Augustine, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. 
Advising Coordinator, Educational 
Resources 

J. Ellen Austin, B.A., M.A., Ed.D. 
Admissions Coordinator, Admissions & 
Registration 

Helen C. Ayres, B.S.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., R.N. 
Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing 

Robbi W. Badgett, A.A.S. 
Accounting Systems Technician, 
Accounting & Payroll Services 

Dora P. Bailey, A.A.S., A.A.S. 
Instructor, Office Systems Technology 



Angela C. Baker, A.A.S. 
Secretary/Receptionist, Human Resources 

Sumana G. Banerjee, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 
Instructor, Biology; University Transfer 

Gwen L Barclay-Toy, B.A, M.A., M.Ed. 
Instructor, Developmental English; General 
Education 

David E. Barringer, A.A., B.S. 
Instructor, Architectural Technology 

Angeline M. Battle, B.S.N, R.N. 
Instructor, Practical Nursing 

Betsy H. Batts 

Department Secretary, Public Service 
Technologies 

Sharon M. Becker, A.A.S., B.S. 
Coordinator, Health Extension 

Emilie A. Beglane, A AS., B.S., C.Ph.T. 
Instructor, Pharmacy Technology 

William D. Boesche 
Heating & Air Conditioning Technician, 
Environmental & Contractual Services 

Jean W. Boyd, B.A. 

Instructor, Early Childhood Associate 

Catherine A. Brawley, B.A., M.Ed. 
Student Development Specialist, Adult 
Education & Basic Skills 

Vernon L Bridges II, B.S., M.S. 
Instructor, Developmental Mathematics; 
General Education 

A. Gail Britt, AAS 
Instructor, Opticianry 

Martha Brockwell 

Data Entry Clerk, Auxiliary Services 

Carolyn G. Brown, B.S.N., R.N. 
Instructor, Practical Nursing 

Rita M. Buhr, B.S., M.A. 

Instructor, English; General Education 

Harry T. Bulbrook, B.S. 
Instructor, Information Systems 

Kay B. Burruss, B.S., M.Ed. 
Coordinator, Financial Aid; Admissions & 
Registration 

Larry J. Byrd 

Operations Manager, Environmental & 
Contractual Services 



Samuel A Calderone, B.S., AAR.T., R.R.T. 
Clinical Coordinator & Instructor, 
Respiratory Care 

Claudio Alberto Camacho, AAS. 
Instructor, Dental Laboratory Technology 

Susan L. Cheng, B.S., M.S. 

Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant 

Michael Cheatham 
Network Administrator 

Crystal W. Clark 

Program Assistant, Advising 

Brenda Cleary, Diploma 

Department Secretary, University Transfer 

Diane R. Clinton, B.S.N., M.S.N. 
Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing 

Horace B. Collins, A.G.E. 
Instructor, Opticianry 

Gail M. Cook, B.S.N., M.Ed. 
Clinical Coordinator & Instructor, Associate 
Degree Nursing 

Victoria H. Crill, B.S.N., M.S.N., R.N. 
Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing 

Perry C. Cumbie, B.A., M.Div., M.A. 
Instructor, English; General Education 

Marcia H. Daniell, B.A., M.A. 
Instructor, English; University Transfer 

A. Barry Dark, AAS. 
Instructor, Opticianry 

Michaela Davidai, AAS, BA. 
Department Secretary, Health Technologies 

Nanette M. Demar, S.A, MA. 
Counselor, Counseling Services 

CiGi B. Dillberger, B.A., M.A, M.LS. 
Librarian, Library Services 

Leland A. Dixon 
Security Coordinator 

Jean W. Draper 

Accounts Payable Technician, General 
Accounting 

DuaneA. Dreyer, B.S., Ph.D. 
Instructor, Biology; Mathematics - 
Sciences 

Felix M. Drye, B.A. 
Evening Security Supervisor 






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Roylee V. Duvall 

Computer Software Instructor/Technician, 
Corporate Education 

Lucille E. Eaton, B.S. 

Instructor, Science; Adult Education 

Bette L. Edgerton, L.P.N., B.S.N., R.N. 
Instructor, Practical Nursing 

Kevin L. Egypt, B.A., B.S. 
Instructor/Systems Administrator, 
Information Systems 

Lynn R. Eisenberg, B.M., MM, MAT., Ph.D. 
Instructor, Mathematics & Music; 
University Transfer 

Dorothea D. Eley, A.A. 
Secretary/Receptionist, Small Business 
Center 

Zenobia Ellis 

Testing & Records Maintenance 

Technician, Admissions & Registration 

Ann C. Faircloth 
Director, Auxiliary Services 

Helen T. Featherson, B.S. 
Director, Retired & Senior Volunteer 
Program; Marketing & Communications 

Lillie A. Forbes, B.S. 

Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing 

Michael K. Fire, A.D.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., 

M.P.H., M.A., Ph.D., R.N. 
Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing 

Diana C. Garrett, A. AS. 
Science Lab Coordinator, Mathematics - 
Sciences 

Janice B. Gentry, A AS. 
Director, Environmental & Contractual 
Services 

Ricky A. Glasgow, A AS. 

Instructor, Dental Laboratory Technology 

Linda M. Green, B.A. 
Instructor, Information Systems 

Richard L. Godfrey, B.S., M.L.S. 

Media Services Specialist, Media Services 

Thomas E. Gould, B.A., M.A. 
Instructor, English; University Transfer 

Philip B. Gowins, B.S. 

Instructor, Mathematics; Adult Education 

Joe Anne Griffith, B.S., R.Ph. 
Clinical Coordinator & Instructor, 
Pharmacy Technology 



Carolyn G. Guy, A AS., A AS. 
Department Secretary, Environmental & 
Contractual Services 



TRUSTEES & COLLEGE PERSONNEL 



Jo Ann Judkins-Mason, A AS., B.S. 
Admissions Officer, Admissions & 
Registration 



Hyacinth E. Harding, B.A. 
Accounts Receivable Technician, General 
Accounting 

Levonne Hardy, Sr., A AS. 
Housekeeper, Environmental & 
Contractual Services 

Yasmeen R. Haque, A.A.S., B.S. 
Instructor, Campus Learning Center 

Cherry D. Hudson 
Department Secretary, Industrial & 
Engineering Technologies 

E. Charles Hunt, e.S.C. 
General Accounting Director 

Sylvia A. Hunt, AAS. 
Admissions Assistant, Admissions & 
Registration 

John A. Hurlburt, B.S. 
Instructor, Information Systems 

Mongy M. Ibrahim, B.S., M.S., C.PA. 
Instructor, Accounting 

Hussein Islami, B.S., M.A. 
Instructor, Developmental Mathematics; 
General Education 

Michele E. Jacobsen, B.S. 
Instructor, Office Systems Technology 

Tommy A. Janney 

Maintenance Technician & Electrician, 
Environmental & Contractual Services 

D. Thomas Jaynes, B.A., M.S.Ed. 
Interim Director, Counseling Services 

Ollie C. Jeffers, AAS. 
Secretary/Receptionist, Northern Durham 
Center 

Christopher A. Johnson, B.S. 
Recruitment/Community Outreach 

Specialist, Marketing & 

Communications 

Polly R. Johnson 

Central Supply Clerk/Communications 
Technician, Auxiliary Services 

Patricia C. Jones, B.S., M.A. 
Director, Admissions & Registration 

Claudia E. Joyner, AAS. 
Executive Secretary/Office Manager, 
Instructional Services 



Agnetta K. Kamugisha, B.S., A.A.S. 
Systems Administrator/Operator, 
Information Technology Services 

Christine A. Kelly, B.S., M.A.T. 
Coordinator & Instructor, Campus Learning 
Center 

Lijen "Jane" Ko, M.S., Ph.D. 
Instructor, Information Systems 

Megan H. Lascallette, AAS. 
PC Technician Trainee, Information 
Technology Services 

Irene H. Laube, 0.A, M.S.L.S. 
Coordinator, Library Services 

Melissa J. Lennon 
Department Secretary, Business 
Technologies 

Solomon L. Levine, B.S., Ph.D. 
Instructor, Chemistry; University Transfer 

Brenda J. Lewis, Secretarial Diploma 
Receptionist, Admissions & Registration 

Sarah L. Lightfoot, B.A. 
Assessment & Retention Specialist, Adult 
Education & Basic Skills 

Betty A. Lyons, B.S. 

Interim Coordinator, Adult Basic Education, 
Adult Education & Basic Skills 

Alan D. Magid, B.S, M.S., Ph.D. 
Instructor, Anatomy & Physiology; 
Mathematics - Sciences 

Deborah H. Maloney, AAS. 
Financial Aid Assistant, Admissions & 
Registration 

Carol L. Marcus, B.S., M.S. 
Clinical Coordinator & Instructor, 
Occupational Therapy Assistant 

John R. Martin, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 
Instructor, History; University Transfer 

Anna R. Mason, Secretarial Diploma 
Assistant to Auxiliary Services Director; 
Auxiliary Services 

Rosallene J. Massey, AAS. 
Programmer/Analyst, Information 
Technology Services 



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Ralph D. Matthews, A.A.S., B.A., M.A. 
Maintenance Manager, Environmental & 
Contractual Services 

Ruth W. Matthews, A.A.S. 

Director, Accounting & Payroll Services 

Beverly S. McComb, A.A.S., A.A.S., B.S. 
Director, Information Technology Services 

Jerry S. McDaniel, B.A., B.D., M.Ed. 
Admissions Counselor, Admissions & 
Registration 

Karen E. McPhaul, B.S., M.Ed. 
Coordinator, Instructional Computing; 
Educational Resources 

Edward E. Moore, B.S., M.B.A. 
Instructor, Accounting 

Dollie L. Moser, A.A.S. 
Student Records Assistant, Admissions & 
Registration 

L. Cameron Murray, B.S. 
Financial Aid Officer, Admissions & 
Registration 

Paul D. Nagy, B.S., M.P.A. 

Director, Evaluation & Research Services 

Catherine P. Nelson, AD.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., 

R.N. 
Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing 

Margaret G. Newhouse, B.A. 
Admissions Officer & International Student 
Advisor, Admissions & Registration 

Vickie A. Newsome, B.A., M.A. 
Instructor, Social Sciences; General 
Education 

Clara B. Nichols, A.A.S. 
Records Assistant, Admissions & 
Registration 

A.R. "Susie" Page 
Special Assistant for Administrative 
Services, Business Office 

Ida R. Page, B.A., M.A. 

Instructor, English; General Education 

James L. Painter, A.A.S., B.S., M.Ed. 
Instructor, Electronics Engineering 
Technology 

Mary Jo Parker 

Department Secretary/Office Manager, 
Adult Education & Basic Skills 



Roy E. Patillo, B.S. 

Instructor, Operations Management 

Barbara W. Patterson, Secretarial Diploma 
Program Secretary/Records Specialist, 
Instructional Services 

Marie G. Phelps 

Publications Assistant, Marketing & 
Communications 

Catherine S. Portaro, B.S., M.A.Ed, C.P.A. 
Instructor, Accounting 

Robert L Potter, A.A.S., A.A., B.S., J.D. 
Instructor, Business Administration & 
Paralegal Technology 

John D. Ragland 

Midnight Operations Supervisor, 

Environmental & Contractual Services 

Dorothy J. Rascoe, AAS, AAS, AAS, BA 
Veterans Affairs Officer, Admissions & 
Registration 

Robert N. Reaves, A.A.S., B.S.Ed. 
Instructor, Electronics Engineering 
Technology 

Jewelite Reid, A.A.S. 
Testing & Student Records Assistant, 
Admissions & Registration 

Jean W. Boyd, B.A. 

Instructor, Early Childhood Associate 

Jimmy C. Roberts, A.A.S. 
Photographer & Production Assistant, 
Marketing & Communications 

Lettie R. Robinson, B.S. 
Accounting Technician/Cashier, General 
Accounting 

Jimmy E. Rogers 
Maintenance Technician/Plumber, 
Environmental & Contractual Services 

Joe L. Rogers 

Groundskeeper, Environmental & 
Contractual Services 

Robert M. Rogers 
Shipping & Receiving Clerk, 

Environmental & Contractual Services 

Judith A. Ruggiero, AAS., B.S. 
Instructor, Respiratory Care 

Thomas F. Russo, B.A., M.Ed. 
Coordinator, Career Services; Counseling 
Services 



James R. Scanlan, B.S., M.S. 
Instructor, Mathematics; Mathematics - 
Sciences 

Billie V. Sessoms, B.A., C.N.I. 
Instructor, Information Systems 

William J. Sewell, A.A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 
Coordinator, Northern Durham Center 

Charles A. Slappy, B.A., M.A. 
Instructor, Sociology; University Transfer 

Marilyn B. Slaughter, B.S. 
Secretary, Administrative & Support 
Services 

Christopher R. Snow 

Mail Service Technician/Courier, 

Environmental & Contractual Services 

Lee Ann Spahr, B.S., M.Ed. 
Instructor, Mathematics; Interim 

Mathematics Coordinator; Mathematics 

- Sciences 

Dale S. Smith, A.D.N., B.S.N. 
Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing 

Phyllis J. Spray, B.S., M.S. 

Instructor, Developmental English; General 

Education; Coordinator, General 

Education Extension 

Alma S. Squires, Secretarial Diploma 
Program Secretary/Records Specialist, 
Instructional Services 

Shirley D. Strum 
Transcript Clerk, Admissions & 
Registration 

Janice R. Stuart, B.A., M.Ed. 
Instructor, English; Adult Education 

June G. Sullivan 

Secretary/Receptionist, Counseling 
Services 

Zelphia S. Sullivan, B.A., M.Ed. 
Recruitment & Admissions Specialist, Adult 
Education 

Anant G. Tambe, B.S., M.A. 
Instructor, Physics; Mathematics - 
Sciences & University Transfer 

Ward Taylor III, Automotive Diploma 
Instructor, Automotive Systems Technology 

Kathryn G. Tate, B.A., J.D. 
Instructor, Paralegal Technology 



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TRUSTEES & COLLEGE PERSONNEL 



Julia A. Teasley, B.S. 
Coordinator, Data Management; 
Instructional Services 

Carolyn D. Thomas 
Department Secretary; Instructional 
Services 

Helen D. Thompson, B.A., M.Ed. 
Assistant Dean, Curriculum Development 

Jeannete E. Thompson, A.A. 
Secretary, Human Resources/Retired and 
Senior Volunteer Program 

Lee D. Toomer, A.A.S., A.G.E. 
Security Supervisor, Northern Durham 
Center 

Jesse L. Uzzell, B.S., M.A. 

Director, Evening & Weekend College 

Maria F. Vallecillo, B.A., M.A. 
Instructor, Spanish; University Transfer 

Richard I. Vaughan, Jr., B.S., M.B.A. 
Instructor, Business Administration 

Gina K. Wagner, A.A.S. 
Payroll Accounting Technician, Accounting 
& Payroll Services 

Jane E. Walter, A.A.S., A.B., M.A., R.R.T. 
Instructor, Respiratory Care 

Gregory C. Walton, A.A.S., B.A. 
Instructor, Dental Laboratory Technology 

Denise K. Ward, B.S., M.A. 

Instructor, Biology; Mathematics - Sciences 

Chester G.T. Waters, B.A., M.A. 
Instructor, Economics; General Education 

James T Watkins, A.A.S., B.A. 
Programmer/Analyst & Administrative 

Systems Team Leader, Information 

Technology Services 

Annette N. Wells, B.S., M.Ed. 
Instructor, Biology; University Transfer 

Adrienne F. Williams, A.A.S., A.G.E. 
Registration Assistant, Admissions & 
Registration 

Dorothy M. Williams, B.S., M.A.T. 
Instructor, Mathematics; General 
Education 

Levem Williams, Jr., B.S., M.A. 
Instructor, Mathematics; Mathematics - 
Sciences 



Matthew Williams, B.A. 
Special Assistant for Fiscal Services, 
Business Office 

Pauline B. Williams 
Department Secretary, Corporate 
Education 

Melinda B. Wills 

Program Assistant, Nursing Programs 

A. Dillon Wilson, B.S., M.A. 
Instructor, English & Speech; General 
Education 

Sherry B. Wilson, B.S.N., M.S.N. 
Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing 

Mary A. Winbome 
Administrative Assistant, Human 
Resources 

Tseng - Yuan 'Tim" Woo, B.S.E., M.S.E., 

DIP. 
Instructor, Electronics Engineering 

Technology 

Candice E. Woods, A.A.S., A.G.E. 
Registration Assistant, Admissions & 
Registration 

Shereyll C. Woods 

Data Entry Clerk, Evaluation & Research 
Services 

Peter W. Wooldridge, A.A., B.S., M.A., 

Ph.D. 
Instructor, Psychology; University Transfer 

Joseph S. Wooten, Jr. 
Evening Operations Supervisor, 

Environmental & Contractual Services 

KathyA.Zarilla,e.S., Ph.D. 

Instructor, Biology; Mathematics - Sciences 

Joanna L. Ziolkowski 

Library Technician, Technical Services 



ADJUNCT FACULTY 

Pharmacy Technology 

Sandra Covington, C.Ph.T., Durham 

Regional Hospital 
Christine Guarrera, R.Ph., Durham 

Regional Hospital 
James Hall, R.Ph., Rex Hospital 
William L. Harris, R.Ph., Duke University 

Medical Center 
Linda Hollowell, R.Ph., Duke University 

Medical Center 
Hortense Jones, C.Ph.T., Lincoln 

Community Health Center 
Michael Martz, R.Ph., Ph.D., Veterans 

Administration Medical Center 
Carolyn D. Robbins, R.Ph., Lincoln 

Community Health Center 
John Stancil, R.Ph., Hillcrest Convalescent 

Center 
David Stines, R.Ph., UNC Hospitals 
Clara Thompson, C.Ph.T., UNC Hospitals 
Lynn Whitlow, C.Ph.T, Person County 

Memorial Hospital 

Phlebotomy 

Janice Bean, Raleigh Community Hospital 

Shirley Brown, WakeMED 

Janet Chamblee, Wake County Human 

Services 
Kim Harris, UNC Hospitals 
Mariann Littman, Veterans Administration 

Medical Center 

Respiratory Care 

Charles Alford, R.R.T, Durham Regional 

Hospital 
Karen Battles, R.R.T, Alamance Regional 

Hospital 
Gary D. Coates, R.R.T, Person County 

Memorial Hospital 
Tracy Dranttell, R.R.T, Duke Center for 

Living 
Linda Gore,Wake Medical Center 
Timothy Safley, R.R. T, Ambulatory Care 

Services 
Gary Stevens, R.R.T, UNC Hospitals 
Kathy Waters, R.R.T, UNC Hospitals 
James R. Yankaskas, M.D., UNC School 

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v> Academic Assessment and Course 

Placement 10 

Academic Calendar 4 

Academic Department Heads ... 119-120 

Academic Honesty 24-25 

Academic Information 20-26 

Academic Recognition 23 

Accounting 34 

Adjunct Faculty 123 

Administrative Staff of the College . . 119 
Admission 

Corporate and Continuing Education 

Programs 31-32 

Late 9 

Placement Testing 9-10 

Policy 9 

Procedures 9 

Requirements 10-11 

Adult and Basic Skills Education . . 30-3 1 

Adult Basic Education 30 

Adult Education Programs 30 

Adult High School Diploma Program . 30 

Architectural Technology 35 

Associate Degree Nursing 10, 36 

Associate Degrees 20, 26 

Attendance Requirements 19, 24 

Automotive Systems Technology 37 

Basic Law Enforcement Training 38 

Board of Trustees 119 

Books 17 

Business Administration 39 

Business Administration-Operations 

Management 40 

Campus Learning Center 27-28 

Career Services 26 

Certificates 20 

Classifications of Programs of Study . . 20 

Classification of Students 20 

Clinical Trials Research Associate . 10, 41 

College Work-Study 18 

Compensatory Education 30 

Community Service Programs 32 

Concurrent Enrollment for High 

School Students 12 

Continuing Education Fees and 

Registration 32 

Continuing Education Units (CEU) ... 32 

Corequisite Courses 21 

Corporate Education 31 

Counseling, Academic and Personal . . 27 

Counseling Services 26-27 

Course Audit 22 

Course Descriptions 69- 118 

Credit by Examination 22-23 

Criminal Justice Technology ... 10-11, 42 
Customized Training for Business 

and Industry 31 

Dental Laboratory Technology. ... 10, 43 
Developmental Studies 10 



Diplomas 20 

Disability Services 27 

Drug and Alcohol Policy 29 

Durham Technical Community College 

Accreditation and Approbation 8 

Goals 7-8 

Governance 8 

History 6-7 

Mission and Purpose 7 

Early Childhood Associate .... 10-11, 44 

Educational Resources 27-28 

Electrical/Electronics Technology .... 45 
Electronics Engineering Technology . . 47 

English as a Second Language 30 

Environment, Health, and Safety 

Technology 48 

Faculty and Staff of the College . 119-123 
Family Educational Rights and 

Privacy Act 15 

Fees 15-17, 32 

Financial Aid 18-19 

Fire Protection Technology .... 10-11, 49 

Full-Time Students 20 

General Educational Development 

(GED) 30 

General Education 50 

General Information 6 

Grade 

Change 23 

Incomplete 22 

Reports 13 

Special 23 

Grade Point Average 23 

Grading System 22-23 

Graduation 

Fee 16 

Requirements 13 

Grants 18-19 

Health Care Training 32 

Health Information Technology 51 

High School Equivalency Program 

(GED) 30 

Human Resource Development 31 

Information Systems 52 

Information Systems-Network 

Administration & Support 53 

Information Systems-Programming ... 54 

Insurance 17 

International Students 12, 27 

Library 27 

Machining Technology 55 

Occupational Instruction 31 

Occupational Therapy Assistant 10-11, 56 

Office Systems Technology 57 

Office Systems Technology-Medical . . 58 

Opticianry 59 

Paralegal Technology 60 

Parking Requirements 17-18 

Part-Time Students 20 

Personal Counseling 27 



Pharmacy Technology 10-11, 61 

Phlebotomy 10, 62 

Placement Testing 9 

Plan of Study 20 

Practical Nursing 10, 63 

Prerequisite Courses 21 

Program Directors 119-120 

Public Service Training 32 

Readmission 11-12 

Real Estate 64 

Real Estate Appraisal 64 

Refund Policy 17 

Registration 13-15, 32 

Release of Information 14 

Residency Status 16 

Respiratory Care 10-11, 65 

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program 

(RSVP) 8 

Scholarships 18 

Safety and Security 30 

Sexual Harassment Policy 2 

Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker 

Grant 18 

Small Business Center 32 

Special Students 12 

Standards of Progress 23 

Student Ambassador Program 28 

Student 

Conduct 29 

Development 26 

Disciplinary Procedures 24-26 

Grievance Procedures 26, 29 

Life 28-29 

Organizations 28-29 

Publications 29 

Student-Instructor Responsibilities . 23-24 

Student Senate 29 

Supplies 16-17 

Surgical Technology 10-11, 66 

Teacher Associate 67 

Transfer 

To Another Program 11, 21-22 

To Senior Institutions 21-22 

Transfer Credit 11, 21-22 

Transcripts 14, 17 

Tuition 

Exemption for Senior Citizens . 16, 32 

North Carolina Residents 15-16 

Out-of-State Students 15 

Refund Policy 17, 32 

Tutorial Services 27-28 

University Transfer Programs. . . 9, 20, 68 
Veterans 

Education Benefits 19 

Standards of Progress and Conduct . 19 

Visiting Students 12 

Withdrawal 

From a Course 22 

Regulations 14 

Workplace Literacy 31 



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- Durham/Technical 

Comm co"ie5eZ^ Application for Admission 

To the Applicant: Type or print in ink. Answer all questions completely. Mail or submit to: Admissions Office, Durham Technical 

Use legal name (no nicknames). Foreign students should use their Community College/1 637 Lawson St./Durham, NC 27703 

family name (surname) as their last name. (91 9) 686-3333 

The information you provide below will be placed in our master file. If any of this data changes, you must notify the Registration Office immediately. 
Information on race and sex is requested for data-gathering purposes only. Please answer all questions completely and accurately. 

Student Background Information 

[1] Social Security Number ; : 

Name: [3J [4] [5] 

Last First Maiden or Middle 

Address: [6] [7J [8] [10] 



Street, Route, P.O. Box, Apartment Number City State Zip Code + 4 
[11] Home Telephone: ( ) [12] Work Telephone: ( ) 

[13] Sex: □ Male □ Female [14] Date of Birth (month/date/year): 



[17] Ethnic Origin: 1 . □ White 2. □ Black 3. □ American Indian 4. □ Hispanic 5. □ Asian 6. □ Other 

Educational Background 

[19] Circle years of education completed: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 

High Vocational Associate Bachelor's Graduate 

School Diploma Degree Degree School 

OR Circle if you completed: GED[ ] or Adult High School [13] Date Place where earned 

[21] Employment Status: □Unemployed □Part-time □Full-time 



[23] Residency Status 

To qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, a person must have established legal residence in North Carolina and maintained that legal residence for 
at least 12 months immediately prior to his or her classification as a resident for tuition purposes." For additional information about this law or to apply 
for in-state tuition status, contact the Admissions Office in Room 30, White Building, Durham Technical Community College. Students should prompt- 
ly notify the Admissions Office if they feel a change in their circumstances warrants a change in their residency status. 

Have you lived outside of North Carolina in the last 1 2 months? □ yes □ no 

If yes, previous state of residence: 



If no, North Carolina county of residence: 

Citizenship: □ U.S. citizen □ non-immigrant alien □ permanent residence alien Foreign country of origin 

Date "green card" issued 

What date did you move to North Carolina? 

Have you maintained your permanent legal residence in North Carolina for the preceeding 12 months? □ yes □ no 



A pplicant Information 

[30] Applicant Status: □ First time enrolled in any college or technical school 

□ Transfer student (have previously attended another college) □ X Visiting student from another college 

□ Returning student Last date enrolled at Durham Tech: Last date applied to Durham Tech: 

Other name(s) under which records may be listed: 

[31] You plan to attend Oday □ evening □weekend 

[35] Plan to attend: □ Full-time (1 2 or more credit hours) □ Part-time (fewer than 1 2 credit hours) 

[37] Plan to enter Durham Tech in 1 9 □ fall term □ spring term □ summer term 

[37] Please print clearly your choice of program as listed on Durham Tech's "Programs of Study" sheet. 

You may list only one program. Program Name: 



Check One: □ Degree □ Diploma □ Certificate 



Schools Attended 

Name of last high school attended: 

(GED or Adult High School graduates should list the last high school attended prior to beginning the GED or Adult High School program) 

High School Name: 

County: State: 



Dates Attended: 

If you received GED or Adult High School Diploma Date . 



Graduation Date: 
Place 



Colleges and/or Technical Institutes Attended: 


State From (dates) Until (dates) Degrees 





















































Official copies of high school and college transcripts, GED, or Adult High School Diploma must be submitted to the Admissions Office. 
All transcripts become the property of Durham Technical Community College and cannot be returned to the student or reproduced. 



Are you eligible for veterans' benefits? 1. C\ yes 2. G no 
In case of emergency, person to contact: 



Name 



Telephone 



Important Deadline Information for applicants and for students changing programs 

To ensure that necessary information is received and processed on time, students should observe the deadlines listed for these semesters: 

Fall Semester 1998: August 10, 1998 

Spring Semester 1 999: December 11,1 998 

Summer Semester 1999: May 10, 1999 

All admissions requirements (testing, transcripts, forms, etc.) must be submitted by these dates. 

If admissions requirements are submitted after these deadlines, they will be processed for acceptance the following semester. 

If the student enrolls, it will be under Special Student status (not eligible for VA benefits or Financial Aid.) 

If an accepted student does not enroll for the semester in which he/she was accepted, or if the student does not enroll for three 
consecutive semesters, he/she must contact the Admissions Office to determine if readmission is necessary. 



This is only an application for admission, not a guarantee of admission. 

Students requesting assistance with admissions, registration, classroom, or testing situations due to any physical, psychological, or learning disability 
should contact the Disabled Student Services coordinator upon completing an application. The coordinator can be reached by calling (91 9) 686-3606 
(WTTY) or by visiting Counseling Services in Room 23 of the White Building on the Main Campus. 

/ certify that the above responses are true to the best of my knowledge, pursuant to reasonable inquiry where needed, and I am aware that knowing 
falsification hereon may result in discretionary action, including denial of admission or dismissal after admission. 



Signature 



Date 

Consumer information regarding graduation rates is available upon request in the Admissions Office and the Durham Tech Library. 

Durham Technical Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, ADA, Section 504 Institution 

and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, or disability. 



REQUEST FOR HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT 



(PLEASE SUBMIT AN ADMISSION APPLICATION TO DURHAM TECH BEFORE REQUESTING TRANSCRIPT.) 

INSTRUCTION TO APPLICANT: Type or print legibly with ballpoint pen and forward this form to your high school counselor or to the college 
registrar. 



Social Security Number 



Date of Birth 



I LAST NAME 



FIRST 



M.I. 



MAIDEN NAME 



ADDRESS 

School (or GED center) . 



Dates enrolled in school: From 



To 



Date of Graduation 



Proposed program of study at Durham Technical Community College 

MAIL TRANSCRIPT TO : Admissions Office 

Durham Technical Community College 
1637 Lawson Street 
Durham, North Carolina 27703 



School Official: 

Please return this form with transcript. 



Signature of Student Date 
•Female applicants should give both married and maiden name, if applicable. 
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REQUEST FOR HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT 

(PLEASE SUBMIT AN ADMISSION APPLICATION TO DURHAM TECH BEFORE REQUESTING TRANSCRIPT.) 

INSTRUCTION TO APPLICANT: Type or print legibly with ballpoint pen and forward this form to your high school counselor or to the college 
registrar. 



Social Security Number . 



Date of Birth 



LAST NAME 



FIRST 



M.I 



MAIDEN NAME 



ADDRESS 

School (or GED center) 



Dates enrolled in school: From 



To 



Date of Graduation 



Proposed program of study at Durham Technical Community College 

MAIL TRANSCRIPT TO : Admissions Office 

Durham Technical Community College 
1637 Lawson Street 
Durham, North Carolina 27703 



School Official: 

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