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

Course Descriptions


 

Welding

  
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    WLD 199 - Special Studies: Welding

    3.00 credits
    Covers special topics, activities, or projects in the area of welding not usually covered in depth in other WLD courses. Offered for variable credit based on the student’s activities. Instructor approval is required. Previous study in WLD is recommended.
  
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    WLD 201 - Welding Metallurgy

    3.00 credits
    Covers basic concepts of metallurgy as related to welding. Includes properties of metals, materials testing, constitution of alloys, the iron carbon diagram, heat treatments of steels, carbon and alloy steels, and the weldability of metals.
  
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    WLD 202 - Welding Inspection & Quality Control

    4.00 credits
    Develops an understanding of the functions of a quality assurance program, and requirements to prepare for the American Welding Society CWI (Certified Welding Inspector) examination. Prerequisite: WLD 201 and WLD 102.
  
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    WLD 221 - Gas Tungsten Arc Weld: Stainless Steel/Alum

    3.00 credits
    Develops knowledge and manipulative skills while welding common joints in all positions on stainless steel and aluminum with the G.T.A.W. process. Prerequisite: WLD 101. Corequisite: WLD 221L.
  
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    WLD 253 - SMAW Cert Practice 3/8 or 1 Inch Mild Steel

    3.00 credits
    Practice for the American Welding Society Mild Steel Welding Certification tests using SMAW mild steel electrodes in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Prerequisite: WLD 114.
  
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    WLD 254 - GMAW/FCAW Certification Practice

    2.00 credits
    Practice for the American Welding Society Structural Qualification tests using GMAW/FCAW mild steel electrodes in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Prerequisites: WLD 114 and WLD 131.
  
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    WLD 255 - GTAW Certification Practice

    2.00 credits
    Practice for American Welding Society Qualification tests using the gas tungsten arc welding process on aluminum and stainless steel in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Prerequisites: WLD 101 and WLD 221.
  
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    WLD 261 - Basic Fabrication

    3.00 credits
    Develops fabrication knowledge and skills in selection and use of layout tools and equipment to assemble a fabrication project from given specifications. Prerequisite: WLD 102 and WLD 114.
  
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    WLD 280 - Coop Wk Exp: Welding

    1.00 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. Cooperative work experience is offered for variable credit based on the student’s objectives. Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required.
  
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    WLD 298 - Independent Study: Welding

    3.00 credits
    Advanced individualized study in the area of WLD not considered in other courses. Includes a term project and readings approved by the instructor.
  
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    WLD 299 - Special Studies: Welding

    3.00 credits
    Covers special topics, activities, or projects in the area of WLD not usually covered in depth in other welding courses. Offered for variable credit based on the student’s activities. Instructor approval is required. Previous study in WLD is recommended.

Wildland Fire Science

  
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    WFS 101 - Wildland Firefighter 2

    3.00 credits
    This course is designed as both classroom and field training for the entry-level firefighter. The course addresses: ICS organization; basic ICS terminology and ICS common responsibilities; human factors on the fireline; safety orientation, firefighter preparedness, tools and equipment, firing devices, use of water, suppression, securing the control line, use of maps, scouting, hazardous materials and standards for survival. Provides instruction in the primary environmental factors that affect the start and spread of wildfire and the recognition of potentially hazardous situations.
  
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    WFS 103 - Wildland Fire Operations (GroundAir)

    3.00 credits
    This course provides students with information necessary to understand ground and air operations associated with wildland firefighting operations. Emphasis will be placed on Incident Command System use, strategy, tactics, hazards, resource typing, management, and safety procedures during a wildland fire incident.
  
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    WFS 104 - Wildfire Investigation, Prevention, Evidence and Public Information

    3.00 credits
    The primary emphasis of this course is to teach sound wildland fire observations and origin scene protection practices that enable first responders to a wildland fire scene to perform proper origin scene protection procedures.
  
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    WFS 131 - Wildland Firefighter 1

    1.00 credits
    Firefighter II is designed to meet the training needs of the Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1). This course is designed to be interactive in nature. It contains several tactical decision games designed to facilitate learning the objectives and class discussion.
  
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    WFS 211 - Fire Apparatus and Pumps

    3.00 credits
    This course provides the student with information on fire apparatus design, specifications and performance capabilities, and effective use of apparatus in fire emergencies. In addition, it reviews appropriate pump construction and theory of pump operations. Driving, troubleshooting, producing effective fire streams are emphasized. Topics include: methods for performing basic hydraulics and techniques on basic inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting fire pumps.
  
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    WFS 215 - Wildland Urban Interface

    3.00 credits
    This course is designed to assist structure and wildland firefighters who will be making tactical decisions when confronting wildland fire that threatens life, property, and improvements, in the wildland/urban interface. Instructional units include interface awareness, size-up, initial strategy and incident action plan, structure triage, structure protection tactics, incident action plan assessment and update, follow-up and public relations, and firefighter safety in the interface.
  
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    WFS 290 - Fire Behavior and Combustion

    3.00 credits
    This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled. Instruction in fire behavior and control, matter and energy, units of measurement, flammable liquids, toxic gases, chemicals, radioactive hazards, and firefighting techniques.

Work Experience

  
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    TEX 280 - Coop Wk Exp: Seminar

    1.00 credits
    Introduces students to the selection processes and procedures necessary to gain successful employment. Topics covered include: Job search techniques, networking, resumes, cover letters, thank-you letters, and interview techniques. Prerequisite: Final term certificate program or sophomore standing. Recommended: To be taken near completion of degree or certificate. Prerequisite: CAS 133 and WRI 121.

Writing

  
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    WRI 090 - Writing Fundamentals

    3.00 credits
    Develops proficiency in introductory writing skills at sentence, paragraph, and short composition level. Reinforces grammar and sentence-level editing skills in the context of paragraphs and short essays. Covers critical reading, information literacy, and research skills, including APA documentation style. Corequisite: WRI 090L.
  
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    WRI 090L - Writing Fundamentals Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to WRI 090. Corequisite: WRI 090.
  
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    WRI 095 - Intro to Expository Writing

    4.00 credits
    Introduces college-level skills in writing paragraphs, essays, and reading critically. Students learn to revise for clarity, structural integrity, and correct grammar. Prerequisites: Writing and reading placement test scores or WRI 090 with a grade “C” or better.
  
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    WRI 114 - Intro to Electronic Research

    1.00 credits
    Introduction to college-level electronic research, developing search strategies, selecting and evaluating appropriate sources, documentation and citation, and a thorough understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding electronic information retrieval. Recommended: WRI 095. NOTE: Previously CGS 114
  
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    WRI 117 - Intro to Technical Communication

    4.00 credits
    Focuses on the specific writing needs of career and technical programs: instructions procedures, proposals, letters, memoranda, e-mail, work reports, and other work-related documents. Prerequisite: WRI 095 or placement into WRI 121.
  
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    WRI 121 - English Composition I

    4.00 credits
    Develops skills in expository writing with appropriate documentation, analytical reading, and critical thinking. Students compose several essays using a variety of strategies to present evidence in support of a thesis. Prerequisite: Writing and Reading placement test scores, or WRI 095 with a grade “C” or better.
  
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    WRI 121M - English Composition I

    5.00 credits
    Develop skills in academic writing with appropriate documentation, analytical reading, and critical thinking. Students compose several essays using a variety of strategies to present evidence in support of a thesis. Prerequisite: Successful completion of WRI 095 with a “C” or better, or appropriate Compass placement test score.
  
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    WRI 122 - English Composition II

    4.00 credits
    Focuses on argument as a means of inquiry, clear and appropriate writing style, and critical reading. Explores ideas and issues through discussion and writing. Students compose analytical and argumentative essays with appropriate documentation. Prerequisite: WRI 121 with a grade “C” or better.
  
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    WRI 122M - English Composition II

    5.00 credits
    Focuses on argument as a means of inquiry, clear and appropriate writing style, and critical reading. Explores ideas and issues through discussion and writing. Students compose analytical and argumentative essays with appropriate documentation.
  
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    WRI 123 - English Composition III

    3.00 credits
    Covers research, advanced rhetorical modes and stylistic concerns, including vocabulary, syntax, paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, and documenting source material using style appropriate to discipline researched. Prerequisite: WRI 122 with a grade “C” or better.
  
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    WRI 198 - Independent Study: Writing

    3.00 credits
    Offers individualized study at an advanced level in areas of WRI 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 WRI.
  
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    WRI 199 - Special Studies: Writing

    3.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of WRI not usually covered in depth in other WRI courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in WRI.
  
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    WRI 227 - Technical Communication

    4.00 credits
    Introduces technical and professional communications. Emphasizes precise use of language and graphics to communicate complex technical and procedural information safely, legally, and ethically. Prerequisite: WRI 122 with a grade “C” or better.
  
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    WRI 241 - Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop

    3.00 credits
    Introduces students to the craft of writing short fiction. Students submit drafts for discussion, analysis and feedback in round-table workshops. In addition, students will analyze techniques and structures of works by established writers. Recommended: 100-level reading and writing skills
  
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    WRI 242 - Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop

    3.00 credits
    Introduces students to the craft of writing poetry. Students submit approximately one completed poem per week for discussion, analysis and feedback in round-table workshops. In addition, students will analyze techniques and structures of works by established poets. Recommended: 100-level reading and writing skills.
  
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    WRI 244 - Creative Writing: Advanced Fiction

    3.00 credits
    In this advanced course, students continue to apply the techniques and structures of fiction writing introduced in WRI 241. Students submit drafts for discussion, analysis and feedback in round table workshops. In addition, students will analyze the works of established writers. Prerequisites: WRI 241 or instructor permission. Recommended: Prior study in WRI. Recommended prior study in WRI 241 or WRI 242.
  
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    WRI 245 - Creative Writing: Advanced Poetry Workshop

    3.00 credits
    In this advanced course, students continue to apply the techniques and structures of poetry introduced in WRI 242. Students submit drafts (approximately two complete poems per week) for discussion, analysis and feedback in round table workshops. In addition, students will analyze works of established poets. Prerequisites: WRI 242 or instructor permission. Recommended: WRI 121, ENG 106
  
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    WRI 246 - Creative Writing - Advanced Editing & Publishing

    3.00 credits
    Emphasizes development of craft in students’ writing while introducing basics of editing others’ manuscripts and preparing them for publication in a variety of forms, including an annual student literary magazine. Students are required to have instructor permission in addition to or in place of the listed course prerequisites. Prerequisites: WRI 241 or WRI 242 and WRI 244 or WRI 245.
  
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    WRI 298 - Independent Study: Writing

    3.00 credits
    Offers individualized study at an advanced level in areas of WRI 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 WRI.
  
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    WRI 299 - Special Studies: Writing

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

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