Catalog 2018-19 
    
    Jan 17, 2020  
Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Crop Soil Science

  
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    CSS 280 - Coop Wk Exp: Crop/Soil Science

    2.00 credits
    On-the-job, paid or volunteer, experiences which allow for the application and development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned through the on-campus program so that the student can learn all aspects of the industry. Cooperative work experience is offered for variable credit based on the student’s objectives. Instructor permission is required and the student must locate a job site for the course. Prerequisite: TEX 280.
  
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    CSS 299 - Special Studies: Crop/Soil Science

    3.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of CSS not usually covered in depth in other CSS courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in CSS.

Culinary Arts

  
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    CUA 101 - Intro to the Foodservice Industry

    2.00 credits
    This course provides an overview of hospitality/culinary industry. Introduces the historical and cultural forces that affect today’s professional standards. Emphasis on career tracks and professional expectations on front- and back-of-house operations, key terms, equipment, and kitchen basics.
  
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    CUA 102 - Safety & Sanitation

    2.00 credits
    Discusses principles and procedures of proper sanitation and safety relating to the operation of a food service establishment. Topics are general kitchen safety, pest management, crisis management, and sanitation. Students will gain an understanding of approved building materials, equipment, and state and federal guidelines. The causes, investigation, and control of illness are identified illustrating hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP).
  
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    CUA 103 - Kitchen Production Skills I

    2.00 credits
    Initial culinary training for chefs includes concepts about safe, sanitary, and efficient food production procedures, orientation and training on equipment, hand tools, and foods, and applications of nutritional concepts to recipe writing. Food inventory management skills will be practiced using both traditional and computer-aided costing. Adopting professional standards regarding uniforms, dependability, teamwork, and quality performance will be emphasized. Field trips may be required. Corequisite: CUA 103L.
  
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    CUA 103L - Kitchen Production Skills I Lab

    2.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CUA 103. Corequisite: CUA 103.
  
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    CUA 104 - Essentials of Dining Room Service

    2.00 credits
    The focus of this course is how to hire, train, motivate, schedule, and assign jobs to wait staff. Cost control, labor, and supplies. Quality assurance and productivity standards are addressed.
  
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    CUA 110 - Fundamentals of Baking

    4.00 credits
    Topics include doughs, quick breads, pies, cakes, cookies, tarts and muffins that use flours, fillings, and various ingredients and toppings. Course topic includes baking terminology, tool and equipment use, formula conversions, functions of ingredients, and the use of proper flours. Topics include bread fermentation and production.
  
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    CUA 111 - Purchasing & Cost Controls

    3.00 credits
    Emphasis is placed on the methods of controlling costs, purchasing at the correct price for the correct product. This includes discussion on specification writing, purchasing, ordering, receiving, storing, issuing, controlling, and inventory management at each stage of the cost-control cycle. Students also receive practical experience in the receiving and issuing of food products.
  
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    CUA 120 - Kitchen Production Skills II

    2.00 credits
    This course continues Kitchen Production Skills I with proper preparation of stocks, cuts, of meat, fish, poultry, games, sauces, soups, and making of the mother sauces, and continuation of moist and dry heat cookery. Prerequisite: Completion of CUA 103 and CUA 103L with a C or better. Corequisite: CUA 120L.
  
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    CUA 120L - Kitchen Production Skills II Lab

    2.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CUA 120. Corequisite: CUA 120.
  
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    CUA 125 - Restaurant Accounting

    3.00 credits
    This course provides the student with an understanding of financial data with an emphasis on concepts rather than procedures. Students will receive information on the components of a profit-and-loss statement and a balance sheet. Information based on Uniform System of Accounts. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTH 020 or higher, or placement into MTH 070 or higher.
  
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    CUA 130 - Kitchen Production Skills III

    2.00 credits
    Production Skills III continues the practice of dry and moist heat cookery, preparation of grains, legumes, and vegetables. Techniques in identification and fabrication methods for subprimal and foodservice cuts along with proper tying ad trussing methods. Timing and sequencing of kitchen tasks to meet service demands are the foundation of this study. Prerequisite: Completion of CUA 103, 103L, 120, and 120L with a C or better. Corequisite: CUA 130L.
  
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    CUA 130L - Kitchen Production Skills III Lab

    2.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CUA 130. Corequisite: CUA 130.
  
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    CUA 131 - Pantry & Salads

    2.00 credits
    Introduction to modern and traditional techniques in the preparation of cold entrees, pates, terrines, hors d’oeuvres, homemade sausage, and cold appetizers. Students plan, organize, and set up buffets. This course also concentrates on the practical techniques of platter design and plate presentations. Students will prepare entrée salads. Corequisite: CUA 131L.
  
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    CUA 131L - Pantry & Salads Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CUA 131. Corequisite: CUA 131.
  
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    CUA 140 - Culinary Management I

    3.00 credits
    This course provides the foundational overview of culinary supervision. Students will be introduced to laws that regulate supervision, decision making, delegation, and motivation of station staff. Emphasis will be placed on executing the daily functions of a supervisor focusing on opening, running, and closing the establishment.
  
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    CUA 141 - Culinary Management II

    3.00 credits
    This course provides students with applied culinary ownership knowledge, emphasizing structures, branding, financing, and culinary audit measures. Prerequisite: Completion of CUA 140 with a C or better.
  
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    CUA 201 - Contemporary Desserts & Baking Essentials

    4.00 credits
    Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Therefore this course will stress the science of desserts. Emphasis will be placed on measurement, palate, design, and creativity.
  
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    CUA 202 - World Hors d’oeuvers & Specialty Breads

    4.00 credits
    This course provides students with the challenge of creating masterpieces in miniature. Emphasis will be placed on world design, grand buffet design, and specialties. Hors d’oeuvers are the beginning of this course, breaking the fundamentals of bread baking which is what brings us together in the end. Prerequisite: Completion of CUA 131 and CUA 131L with a C or better.
  
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    CUA 210 - Advanced Culinary Applications

    4.00 credits
    This course provides instruction in contemporary entrees for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Attention will be paid to egg cookery, assorted sandwiches, griddle specialties, and chef’s dinner specials. Special attention will be paid to designer breads with a regional pairing. Prerequisite: Completion of CUA 103, 103L, 120, 120L, 130, and 130L with a C or better.
  
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    CUA 211A - Beverage Arts

    1.00 credits
    Students can formulate a variety of socially oriented beverages. They have mastered mixing and blending techniques. Students are familiar with the past, present, and projected future business performance of the beverage industry and are acquainted with state and national laws governing the beverage industry.
  
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    CUA 211B - Beverage Arts

    1.00 credits
    Students are familiar with the major grapes and wines of the United States and the world. Students will learn about grape cultivation, wine production, marketing and sales. They have knowledge of the basic elements of food-wine pairings plus the basic history of wine making. Prerequisite: Completion of CUA 211A with a C or better.
  
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    CUA 211C - Beverage Arts

    1.00 credits
    This course continues mastery of beverage service. Students will continue to pair beers and nonalcoholic drinks such as coffee, tea, ciders, and milkshakes. Prerequisite: Completion of CUA 211A and CUA 211B with a C or better.
  
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    CUA 220 - Culinary Arts Mastery

    2.00 credits
    This course provides instruction first in contemporary desserts and world pastry. Then the mastery is tested with a full-course pairing pulling all facets of knowledge together with a week-long event of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Prerequisite: Completion of CUA 103, 103L, 120, 120L, 130, 130L, 210, and 210L with a C or better.
  
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    CUA 230 - Comprehensive Culinary Entrepreneur

    4.00 credits
    This course provides the student with the knowledge to implement a comprehensive culinary business plan. Students will be introduced to feasibility and market analysis as well as the critical factors that lead to a successful business start-up. Emphasis will be placed on local distribution systems, value-added products, market niche, and financial feasibility.
  
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    CUA 240 - Sustainable Dining

    5.00 credits
    The course provides applied execution and fundamental strategic decisions culminating with individual students implementing local distribution to dining experiences.
  
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    CUA 280 - Culinary Management Practicum

    3.00 credits
    This course compliments all first- and second-year studies. It will require workplace experience or internship under a culinary professional.
  
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    CUA 281 - Chef Practicum

    3.00 credits
    This course compliments all first- and second-year studies. It will require workplace experience or internship under a culinary professional.

Diesel Technology

  
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    DST 101 - Diesel Industry Skills Training

    4.00 credits
    Diesel Industry Skills Training is in direct response of industry needs for students to possess the basic skills indicative of certified heavy-duty diesel technicians. The course design encourages students in developing life skills necessary to locate gainful employment in the diesel service industry. Instructional focus includes: seeking and applying for employment, preparing resumes, filling out applications, interviewing techniques, personal appearance and communication skills. Furthermore, emphasis is placed upon the skills required to retain industry employment including: punctuality, regular attendance, following directions, general shop practices, productivity, hourly and flat-rate compensation, time-clock management, problem solving, employee loyalty and responsibility, employee professionalism and good customer service skills. The class will provide theory and related hands-on experience on live vehicles as the foundation for advanced heavy-duty diesel courses.
  
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    DST 110 - Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems

    8.00 credits
    This course provides instruction in basic electricity and electronic systems. This course provides the theory and operating characteristics of heavy-duty diesel electrical and electronic systems required for successful completion of ASE area T6 Med/Hvy Truck: Electrical/Electronic Systems. Instructional focus includes: electrical principles, basic circuit configuration, Ohm’s law, electrical components, wiring and wiring repairs, common tools and testing equipment, basic testing and problem isolation. The student will work with multi meters and other electrical test equipment in developing troubleshooting techniques required for successful diagnosis of heavy-duty diesel starting and charging systems, advanced electronic systems, heavy-duty diesel processing units, multiplexing, electrical accessories and body/chassis electronic control systems. Corequisite: Verifiable registration/attempted testing of ASE area T6: Med/Hvy Truck: Electrical/Electronic Systems.
  
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    DST 111 - Basic Electricity

    2.00 credits
    Provides basic instruction in the principles of electricity in industrial applications. The course will discuss safety, AC/DC voltages, and emphasize practical applications.
  
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    DST 115 - Diesel HVAC Systems

    4.00 credits
    This course provides the basic theory and operating characteristics of heavy-duty diesel refrigeration systems required for successful completion of ASE area T7 Med/Hvy Truck: Heating and Air Conditioning and the 609 Federal Refrigeration Test. Instructional focus includes: safety precautions, environmental concerns, tooling, system identification, principles of refrigeration, states of matter, effects of pressure on gases and vapors, pressure-temperature relationships, basic refrigeration cycle, refrigerant types, refrigeration system components and cooling system components. Laboratory work includes proper handling of refrigerants, troubleshooting and basic servicing of these systems utilizing strategy-based diagnostics required for contemporary service of heavy-duty diesel HVAC systems. Corequisite: Verifiable registration/attempted testing of ASE area T7 Med/Hvy Truck: Heating and Air Conditioning. Corequisite: Successful completion of Federal Refrigeration Test is mandatory.
  
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    DST 135 - Engine Theory & Service - Diesel

    6.00 credits
    Basic theory and operating characteristics of heavy-duty truck diesel engines and related systems required for successful completion of ASE areas T2 Medium/Heavy Truck: Diesel Engine Repair. Lubrication and cooling systems, sealing materials, high performance theory, and diesel engine systems diagnosis.
  
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    DST 141 - Heavy Duty Engine Performance

    5.00 credits
    Heavy-duty gasoline/diesel engine theory, component operation and system(s) repair required for successful completion of ASE area T1 Med/Hvy Truck: Gasoline Engine Repair and T2 Medium/Heavy Truck: Diesel Engine Repair. Emphasis on air induction, turbo and supercharging, and exhaust systems. Prerequisite: DST 135, DST 143, DST 145 or instructor approval based on prior experience.
  
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    DST 142 - Preventative Maintenance

    5.00 credits
    Instruction in the care and servicing of heavy-duty diesel equipment for the purpose of maintaining equipment in satisfactory operating condition by providing for systematic inspection, detection, and correction of incipient failures either before they occur or before they develop into major defects.
  
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    DST 143 - Fuel Delivery Systems I

    5.00 credits
    Heavy-duty gasoline/diesel engine theory, component operation and system(s) repair practices required for successful completion of ASE area T1 and T2 Med/Hvy Truck: Diesel and Gas Engine Repair. Fuel performance, air-fuel mixtures, fuel system diagnosis/service, fuel delivery system components, mechanical fuel injection systems, diagnosis, and function testing. Students develop troubleshooting/repair techniques utilizing diagnostic stratagems.
  
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    DST 145 - Fuel Delivery Systems II

    5.00 credits
    Heavy-duty gasoline/diesel engine theory, component operation and system(s) repair practices required for successful completion of ASE areas T1 and T2 Medium/Heavy Truck: Diesel and Gas Engine Repair. Fuel injection theory from basic to advanced. Corequisite: Verifiable registration/attempted testing of ASE area T1 Med/Hvy Truck: Gasoline Engine Repair. Verifiable registration/attempted testing of ASE area T2 Med/Hvy Truck: Diesel Engine Repair.
  
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    DST 240 - Diesel Hydraulic Systems

    5.00 credits
    Skills required to diagnose and service heavy-duty hydraulic systems. Meets industry needs of heavy equipment, agricultural equipment, and powered lift truck technology. Key elements of heavy equipment hydraulic systems: hydraulic theory, hydraulic system components, basic hydraulic schematics and effective hydraulic system diagnosis, and contemporary repair practices.
  
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    DST 241 - Basic Hydraulics and Pneumatics

    2.00 credits
    This course provides basic instruction in the principles and applications of fluid power in industrial applications. The course will discuss safety, installation, troubleshooting, basic components, theory and practices of industrial hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  
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    DST 250 - Heavy Duty Drive Trains

    5.00 credits
    Required for successful completion of ASE area T3 Medium/Heavy Truck: Drive Train. Operation, diagnosis, and service of the manual transmission, clutch, RWD differentials, and U-joints. Basic gear and synchronizer theory, transmission design, shift mechanisms, power flow, gear ratios, system electrical, and fluid service. Corequisite: Verifiable registration/attempted testing of ASE area T3 Med/Hvy Truck: Drive Train.
  
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    DST 270 - Heavy Duty Steering & Suspension

    5.00 credits
    Required for successful completion of ASE area T5 Medium/Heavy Truck: Suspension and Steering. Instructional focus includes the theory, service, and diagnosis of power/manual steering and front/rear suspension systems, alignment geometry theory, wheel alignment equipment, and front-wheel inspection and alignment procedures. Corequisite: Verifiable registration/attempted testing of ASE area T5 Med/Hvy Truck: Suspension and Steering.
  
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    DST 275 - Heavy Duty Brake Systems

    5.00 credits
    This course provides the basic theory required for successful completion of ASE area T4 Medium/Heavy Truck: Brakes. Instructional focus includes principles and theory of hydraulic and air brake systems inspection, service, diagnosis and repair, antilock brake theory, components, and electrical/electronics. Corequisite: Verifiable registration/attempted testing of ASE area T4 Med/Hvy Truck: Brakes.
  
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    DST 282 - Light Vehicle Diesel Engine Repair & Service

    2.00 credits
    This course builds upon learned heavy-duty gasoline/diesel engine theory; component operation and system(s) repair practices required for successful completion of ASE areas of A1-A9 Light Vehicle Diesel Engines: Diesel Engine Repair. Instructional focus includes: air induction systems, turbo charging theory, supercharging theory, exhaust system components, exhaust system service, performance modifications and application along with fuel injection operation and diagnosis, pollutant causes, EGR system operation. Students develop troubleshooting/repair techniques by utilizing structured diagnostic stratagems.
  
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    DST 285 - Diesel Practicum Seminar

    1.00 credits
    This course compliments all first- and second-year heavy-duty diesel technology courses. This course requires current workplace experience or internship under the supervision of an ASE-certified technician in industry settings. Instructional focus includes advanced theories and general shop practices. Prerequisite: Enrollment/credit/completion in all ASE 200-level courses and a valid driver’s license; may require valid CDL–see instructor.
  
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    DST 286 - Diesel Applications

    6.00 credits
    Course focuses on workplace experience or internship under the supervision of an ASE-certified technician. Students diagnose and repair live, heavy-duty diesel concerns. Requires verifiable employment and/or completion of assigned NATEF task requirements for credit. DST 286 coincides with student enrollment in heavy-duty diesel service technology 200-level courses. This course, in addition to field service work, allows student to satisfy ASE work experience requirements needed to receive any certification(s) achieved during the concurrent or previous terms. Prerequisite: Enrollment/credit/completion in all DST 200-level courses and a valid driver’s license; may require valid CDL–see instructor. Corequisite: Completion of all instructor-assigned NATEF tasks.
  
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    DST 290 - Commercial Driver’s Training

    10.00 credits
    Commercial Truck Driving provides training to help students gain the qualifications to obtain a CDL and a job in the industry. The course covers all of the aspects needed to safely operate a vehicle and to complete a CDL drive test.
  
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    DST 291 - Commercial Driver’s Training for Technicians

    5.00 credits
    This course provides training to help a diesel technician gain the qualifications to obtain a CDL. NOTE: Pending course number approval from Dean White-Hurst.
  
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    DST 299 - Special Studies: Diesel Technology

    3.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of DST not usually covered in depth in other DST courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in DST.

Digital Media Design

  
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    CIS 111 - Digital Game Development I

    3.00 credits
    Learn how to make high quality 2D and 3D video games using Unity. Students will learn game development design principles and practices. Learn how to create, acquire, modify and integrate assets such as sounds, music and 3D models all while learning how to build interactive 3D worlds. Corequisite: CIS 111L.
  
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    CIS 111L - Digital Game Development I Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 111. Corequisite: CIS 111.
  
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    CIS 135 - Mobile Web App Development

    3.00 credits
    Covers building mobile applications using MIT’s App Inventor with beginning programming concepts. Includes developing simple applications that could run on mobile devices. Covers mobile devices application development phases, terminologies, application design, and coding. Builds programming skills in application development. No Android device required for this course. Corequisite: CIS 135L.
  
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    CIS 135L - Mobile Web App Development Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 135. Corequisite: CIS 135.
  
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    CIS 181J - CMS Website Creation

    3.00 credits
    Introduces the creation of sophisticated, dynamic, interactive and fully functional websites using a content management system (CMS). Includes setting up a website in both a local and remote server environment, working with templates, creating efficient site navigation using menus, organizing a site using components and modules, enhancing a site with plugins and extensions, and creating user functionality with user logins. Prerequisite: CAS 133. Corequisite: CIS 181JL.
  
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    CIS 181JL - CMS Website Creation Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities related to CIS 181J. Corequisite: CIS 181J.
  
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    CIS 195 - Intro to Web Page Design

    3.00 credits
    Basic course in web page design and creation. Explores design principles, site planning and navigation, typography, and basic graphics. Includes introduction to HTML, JavaScript, cascading style sheets, and other advanced Internet technologies. Student ownership of PC with Internet access, browser, and web authoring software is helpful but not required. NOTE: If a student is co-enrolled in CIS 235 this term, only one course fee will apply. Industry certification is also available for an additional fee. Prerequisite: CAS 133 or instructor permission. Corequisite: CIS 195L.
  
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    CIS 195L - Intro to Web Page Design Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 195. Correquisite: CIS 195.
  
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    CIS 196 - Interm/Adv Web Development - HTML5

    3.00 credits
    This course builds upon basic manual coding skills from CIS 195 and teaches how to develop web documents using new elements, attributes and selectors introduced in HTML5 (Hypertext Markup Language version 5) and CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets version 3). Students learn to create web pages using the HTML5 structure elements, embed video and audio, and develop cross-browser user-input forms. Use CSS3 to position and format content, and to create effects such as transformations, transitions and animation. Students also learn basic JavaScript coding, and use HTML5 APIs (application programming interfaces) to extend the functionality of web pages with modern features such as geolocation, drag-and-drop, canvas and offline web applications. Corequisite: CIS 196L.
  
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    CIS 196L - Interm/Adv Web Dev - HTML5 Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 196. Corequisite: CIS 196.
  
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    CIS 197 - Interm Web Dev - Adobe Dreamweaver

    3.00 credits
    Introduces intermediate and advanced practices for creating professional, interactive websites with Adobe Dreamweaver. Focuses on website features designed for user interactivity, including functional forms, style sheets for mobile devices, pull-down menus, and audio and video elements, e-commerce, and JavaScript functions. Includes use of existing JavaScript functions and binding XML files to web pages. Introduces the use of JavaScript and server-side scripts for non-programmers. Includes techniques for optimizing website performance. Prerequisite: CIS 195. Corequisite: CIS 197L.
  
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    CIS 197L - Int Web Dev - Adobe Dreamweaver Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 197. Corequisite: CIS 197.
  
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    CIS 198 - Ind Study: Computer Information Systems

    3.00 credits
    Offers individualized study at an advanced level in areas of CIS not considered in other courses to meet special interests or program requirements. Students must complete a term project and readings approved by the instructor. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Prerequisite: Prior study in CIS.
  
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    CIS 199 - Special Studies: Computer Information Systems

    3.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of CIS not usually covered in depth in other CIS courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in CIS.
  
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    CIS 211 - Digital Game Development II

    3.00 credits
    Advanced digital game development using 3D video games and Unity. Students will learn game development, design principles and practices. Students will utilize Unity game development tools to create powerful games and interactive augmented reality projects. Corequisite: CIS 211L.
  
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    CIS 211L - Digital Game Development II Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 211. Corequisite: CIS 211.
  
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    CIS 235 - Mobile Web App Dev - Advanced

    3.00 credits
    In this class students will learn the use of the Android SDK, Android Studio, and Java programming techniques used in developing mobile applications for Android devices. Students will also learn about screen configurations, the Activity class and its lifecycle, implementing intents and permissions, running multiple activities in the Fragment class, and creating user interfaces. Corequisite: CIS 235L.
  
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    CIS 235L - Mobile Web App Dev - Advanced Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 235. Corequisite: CIS 235.
  
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    CIS 243 - E-Commerce

    4.00 credits
    Foundation course in electronic commerce. Topics cover online selling and marketing, business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) activities, applying social networks, legal and tax issues, web servers, security, and third-party payment systems. Prerequisites: BUS 223 and CIS 296.
  
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    CIS 245 - Multimedia Project Management

    3.00 credits
    Study practical approaches for managing, planning, organizing and implementing interactive multimedia and web production projects. Complete hands-on projects requiring management of project resources, scope, timeline, cost, scheduling, human and other resources. Students use Microsoft Project and other project monitoring tools. Corequisite: CIS 245L.
  
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    CIS 245L - Multimedia Project Management Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 245. Corequisite: CIS 245.
  
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    CIS 252 - Digital Interface/Usability Design

    3.00 credits
    Focuses on design concepts and skills used in the production of digital content with an emphasis on personal computing and mobile devices. Topics include usability design (UX), usability interface (UI), text, graphics and color, conceptualizing and planning for user-centered design, acquiring graphic design software skills and understanding standards for the web and mobile devices. This class gives students hands-on experience with usability evaluation and interface design. Students learn how to design user-based interfaces based on the needs of specific device applications. This is a class for those who wish to know more about usability, human-computer interaction, the psychological aspects of interactive design, and best practices across multiple digital devices. Corequisite: CIS 252L.
  
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    CIS 252L - Digital Interface/Usability Design Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 252. Corequisite: CIS 252.
  
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    CIS 297 - Capstone

    3.00 credits
    Requires students to apply responsive design and create a portfolio website project while using industry standard software and technical tools. Includes planning, production, project review, and peer critiques. Includes completion of an online portfolio that show cases coursework artifacts from all completed courses. Requires the development of a self-marketing statement emphasizing the student’s career focus. Prerequisite: Department approval required.

Early Childhood Education

  
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    ECE 101 - Child, Family, Community

    3.00 credits
    The study of influences on children and families which impact child and family behaviors, values, attitudes, beliefs, and morals. Topics include parenting patterns, cultural, religious and socioeconomic influences, peer, school, media impacts, community ecology, and public policy.
  
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    ECE 102 - Guidance of Young Children

    3.00 credits
    Focuses on age-appropriate guidance techniques for individual and groups of children six weeks to eight years. Topics include: how values and belief systems impact guidance decisions, promoting a prosocial environment, and understanding children’s behavior. PSY 235 is strongly recommended.
  
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    ECE 103 - Assessment & Evaluation

    3.00 credits
    Students will develop knowledge and skills in observing and assessing growth and behavior of children and the adult roles in supporting children’s development. The student will examine the importance of developmentally appropriate practices, DAP, assessment and documentation. Students will learn and apply observation techniques. Students are required to spend additional time outside of class observing children in individual and group settings. Prerequisite: PSY 235.
  
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    ECE 122 - Environments and Curriculum in Early Care & Education

    4.00 credits
    An introduction to an overview of creating physical and social environments and curriculum for children six weeks to six years in home or center-based programs. Course covers theories and relationships between physical and social space, activities, experiences, and materials. Students are introduced to the use of developmentally and culturally appropriate practices in planning, selecting, and evaluating environments and curriculum for young children.
  
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    ECE 135 - Mathematics and the Young Child

    3.00 credits
    This course is designed to teach students effective strategies to recognize and promote mathematical development and learning in all young children. Students will explore what mathematics looks like for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and learn specific ways to facilitate young children’s mathematical development.
  
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    ECE 160 - Early Childhood Practicum: Seminar

    1.00 credits
    Provides supervised teaching of students in a school or community setting, applying what has been learned through coursework and other educational experiences. Departmental permission required. Prerequisite: All students must successfully pass a criminal background check and vaccination verification. Prior study in ECE. Corequisite: ECE 162.
  
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    ECE 162 - Early Childhood Practicum

    2.00 credits
    Provides supervised teaching of students in a school or community setting, applying what has been learned through coursework and other educational experiences. Departmental permission required. Prerequisite: All students must successfully pass a criminal background check and vaccination verification. Prior study in ECE. Corequisite: ECE 160.
  
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    ECE 198 - Independent Study: Early Childhood Education

    3.00 credits
    Offers individualized study at an advanced level in areas of ECE not considered in other courses to meet special interests or program requirements. Students must complete a term project and readings approved by the instructor. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in ECE.
  
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    ECE 199 - Special Studies: Early Childhood Education

    1.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of ECE not usually covered in depth in other ECE courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in ECE.
  
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    ECE 200 - The Professional in Early Childhood Education

    3.00 credits
    History, current programs and practices, and future issues of early-childhood education. Includes professionalism, historic and current issues, types of programs for young children, parent interaction, job opportunities, ethical/legal issues and community resources. Develops a professional philosophy.
  
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    ECE 201 - Nutrition in Early Childhood Education

    3.00 credits
    Foods and nutrients, and their relationship to health, growth, and development. Covers planning and serving food to young children, and nutrition education for young children and their parents.
  
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    ECE 249 - Inclusion of Children w/Special Needs

    3.00 credits
    Examine effective strategies to encourage, invite, and engage young children to explore, learn, and grow.
  
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    ECE 275 - Anti-Bias Curriculum

    3.00 credits
    Explore the role of the adult in helping children accept and appreciate diversity and uphold values of equity, inclusion, and social justice.
  
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    ECE 280 - Coop Wk Exp: Early Childhood Education

    2.00 credits
    On-the-job, paid or volunteer, experiences which allow for the application and development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned through the on-campus program so that the student can learn all aspects of the industry. Cooperative work experience is offered for variable credit based on the student’s objectives. Instructor permission is required and the student must locate a job site for the course. All students must successfully pass a criminal background check. Prerequisite: TEX 280 is on a case-by-case basis.
  
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    ECE 298 - Independent Study: Early Childhood Education

    3.00 credits
    Offers individualized study at an advanced level in areas of ECE not considered in other courses to meet special interests or program requirements. Students must complete a term project and readings approved by the instructor. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in ECE. Prerequisite: WRI 121.
  
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    ECE 299 - Special Studies: Early Childhood Education

    3.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of ECE not usually covered in depth in other ECE courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in ECE. Prerequisite: WRI 121.

Economics

  
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    ECO 201 - Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

    3.00 credits
    This course covers principles of rational choice, price determination, market resource allocation, competition, production, market systems, and the role of government in the economy. It also covers individual units in the economy. Recommended: Successful completion of MTH 070 or above and WRI 121 placement.
  
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    ECO 202 - Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

    3.00 credits
    This course covers principles of national income, aggregate supply and demand, employment, monetary policy, recession, inflation, and macroeconomic stabilization. Basic principles of international trade and finance are also developed. Recommended: Successful completion of MTH 070 or above and WRI 121 placement.

Education

  
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    EDU 112 - Intro to Children’s Literature

    3.00 credits
    Provides an introduction to children’s books, authors, and illustrators. Covers current and classic works, authors and illustrators, book awards, selection and evaluation, artistic and literary components, audio-visual and electronic formats.
  
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    EDU 113 - Instructional Strategies in Language Arts & Reading

    3.00 credits
    Covers various instructional methodologies, practice in theme unit planning, integration of content areas, focus on authors in children’s literature, practice and instruction in cooperative groups.
  
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    EDU 133 - Computers in Education

    4.00 credits
    Designed to train students on the preparation and use of instructional media and materials commonly found in the public schools. Includes an introduction to computers and other new learning technologies. Helps students develop an understanding of the place and importance of these instructional tools in the learning process and how to design lessons using these materials.
  
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    EDU 198 - Independent Study: Education

    1.00 credits
    Offers individualized study at an advanced level in areas of EDU not considered in other courses to meet special interests or program requirements. Students must complete a term project and readings approved by the instructor. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in EDU.
  
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    EDU 199 - Special Studies: Education

    3.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of EDU not usually covered in depth in other EDU courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in EDU.
  
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    EDU 200 - Intro to Education

    3.00 credits
    Examines daily experiences in the schools. Includes discussing personal responses to school situations, students, personnel, the roles of public schools in American society and financial, legal, and administrative implications on instruction.
  
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    EDU 207 - Adaptive Sign for Special Population: Seminar

    3.00 credits
    Survival sign language and alternative communication modes. Includes techniques to teach these signs. Focuses on shaping, and adapting signs and breaking signs down into component parts.
  
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    EDU 209 - Practicum

    2.00 credits
    Provides supervised teaching of students in a school or community setting applying what has been learned through coursework and other educational experiences. Departmental permission required. Prerequisite: All students must successfully pass a criminal background check and vaccination verification. Prior study in EDU. Corequisite: EDU 216.
  
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    EDU 216 - Practicum: Seminar

    3.00 credits
    Provides supervised teaching of students in a school or community setting applying what has been learned through coursework and other educational experiences. Departmental permission required. Prerequisite: All students must successfully pass a criminal background check and vaccination verification. Prior study in EDU. Corequisite: EDU 209.
 

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