Catalog 2018-19 
    
    Apr 18, 2021  
Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Career Technical Education

  
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    CTE 101 - Career Technical Education Orientation

    1.00 credits
    This course introduces students to The Industrial and Engineering Systems Career Learning Area. Students will visit and see demonstrations pertaining to technologies used to design, develop, install, operate, and maintain industrial and engineering systems.

Computer Applications

  
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    CAS 060 - Computer Application Fundamentals

    1.00 credits
    This course is for the student who needs basic foundational instruction in using computers and applications. It includes an introduction to using Microsoft Windows, the Internet, and applications software. Essential computer concepts will be introduced that are required for success in additional computer courses. Recommended: Students needing this course should take it as early in their program as possible.
  
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    CAS 121 - Beginning Keyboarding

    2.00 credits
    Students will learn to key alphabetic portion of the computer keyboard by touch, develop or refine basic keyboarding techniques, and increase speed and accuracy.
  
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    CAS 122 - Keyboarding for Speed & Accuracy

    3.00 credits
    Students will refine keyboarding technique, increase speed, and improve accuracy through corrective practice. Prerequisite: Completion of CAS 121 and/or ability to touch type (defined as using the correct key reaches and not looking at keys while typing) at a minimum rate of 20 wpm.
  
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    CAS 133 - Intro to Computing Skills

    3.00 credits
    Provides hands-on experience with Microsoft Office software fundamentals, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. Includes concepts of computer operations and literacy as well as insight into the broad impact of computers on today’s society. Students should have a basic working knowledge of general computer use prior to enrollment. Recommended: WRI 095 and keyboarding by touch. Corequisite: CAS 133L.
  
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    CAS 133L - Intro to Computing Skills Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CAS 133. Corequisite: CAS 133.
  
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    CAS 140 - Beginning Database - Access

    3.00 credits
    Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010. Students will learn to navigate the Access work area, create tables, enter and modify data, and save changes. Applied skills include query techniques, maintaining a database, sharing data between applications, creating forms and reports, and working with multi-table forms. Structured Query Language (SQL) is introduced. Prerequisites: CAS 133 or instructor permission. Corequisite: CAS 140L.
  
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    CAS 140L - Beginning Database - Access Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CAS 140. Corequisite: CAS 140.
  
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    CAS 170 - Spreadsheets

    3.00 credits
    This in-depth, hands-on course will present beginning and intermediate spreadsheet concepts. Students will use Excel efficiently to design and create accurate professional worksheets for use in business. Recommended: Successful completion of MTH 020 or higher. Prerequisite: CAS 133.
  
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    CAS 199 - Special Studies: Computer Application Systems

    3.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of CAS not usually covered in depth in other CAS courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in CAS.
  
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    CAS 216 - Word Processing

    3.00 credits
    Students will acquire knowledge and skills while preparing and editing word-processed documents. Recommended: Successful completion of CAS 133, and 25 wpm keyboarding proficiency.
  
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    CAS 245 - Office Systems & Procedures

    3.00 credits
    This course introduces students to a wide variety of office procedures and skills needed to be efficient in today’s office environment. Students will draw upon related learning in previous courses as they participate in team and individual office skills projects with a focus on application software. Recommended: Successful completion of CAS 170 and CAS 216. Corequisite: CAS 245L.
  
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    CAS 245L - Office Systems & Procedures Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CAS 245. Corequisite: CAS 245.
  
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    CAS 247 - Advanced Business Applications

    3.00 credits
    This course emphasizes the practical application of office software to create professional business documents and presentations. Focus is on establishing a professional tone in the office environment through skilled use of communication with customers and professional clients. Techniques for dealing with office conflict and handling multiple priorities are also reinforced. Recommended: Successful completion of CAS 170 and CAS 216. Prerequisite: CAS 245. Corequisite: CAS 247L.
  
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    CAS 247L - Advanced Business Applications Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CAS 247. Corequisite: CAS 247.

College General Studies

  
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    CGS 010 - Study Skills for Success in Mathematics

    2.00 credits
    This course enhances student knowledge with respect to the appropriate study skills to be a successful collegiate mathematics student. Topics include fear of mathematics, test anxiety, finding resources for help, and habits and characteristics of successful collegiate mathematics students. Corequisite: MTH 010.
  
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    CGS 100 - College Survival & Success

    3.00 credits
    The purpose of this course is to help the student become a more effective learner. This course will cover college terms and information, class choice, degree requirements, etc. Helps new or returning students make personal and social adjustments for college success.
  
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    CGS 110 - Study Skills for College Learning

    1.00 credits
    This course provides students with information, techniques, strategies, and skills helpful in becoming more efficient in time management, studying, listening, note taking, and taking exams. Addresses basic principles of the psychology of learning and memory as they relate to college students.
  
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    CGS 111 - Life Balancing Skills

    1.00 credits
    This course will help students recognize their personal stressors and develop skills that will enable them to effectively deal with stress.
  
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    CGS 112 - Career Exploration & Planning

    1.00 credits
    This course will help students explore career options utilizing employment and community resources plus online job search resources. Interviewing skills will be stressed with mock interviews.
  
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    CGS 113 - Workforce Skills

    1.00 credits
    Skills and strategies for individuals transitioning from being a student to being a valued and professional employee.
  
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    CGS 124 - Leadership Skills in Action

    1.00 credits
    This course introduces new and experienced students to leadership concepts in relation to becoming and functioning as a leader. Students will have opportunities to explore and reflect upon personal leadership styles and strengths, and enhance their leadership abilities through the examination of theory and application of practical information and skills. The course combines experiential components with classroom discussion, reading, and applied learning activities.

Chemistry

  
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    CHE 104 - General Chemistry I

    4.00 credits
    Includes general principles of chemistry, including atomic structure, mole concept, chemical reactions stoichiometry, and gas laws. Prerequisite: MTH 095 and WRI 121. Corequisite: CHE 104L.
  
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    CHE 104L - Gen Chem I Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CHE 104. Corequisite: CHE 104.
  
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    CHE 105 - General Chemistry II

    4.00 credits
    Includes stoichiometry, gases, oxidation reduction, acid/base concepts, equilibrium, and physical and chemical properties of solutions. Prerequisite: CHE 104. Corequisite: CHE 105L.
  
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    CHE 105L - Gen Chem II Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CHE 105. Corequisite: CHE 105.
  
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    CHE 106 - General Chemistry III

    4.00 credits
    Includes fundamental principles of organic chemistry, biochemical processes, and nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: CHE 105. Corequisite: CHE 106L.
  
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    CHE 106L - Gen Chem III Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CHE 106. Corequisite: CHE 106.
  
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    CHE 110 - Chemistry and Physics for Firefighters I

    3.00 credits
    First part of a laboratory science course providing a contextualized format for firefighters. Includes introduction to science and the fundamentals of chemistry and physics involved in firefighting. Prerequisites: MTH 070 and WRI 095. Corequisite: CHE 110L.
  
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    CHE 110L - Chemistry and Physics for Firefighters I Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CHE 110. Corequisite: CHE 110.
  
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    CHE 111 - Chemistry and Physics for Firefighters II

    3.00 credits
    Second part of a laboratory science course providing a contextualized format for firefighters. Includes introduction to science and the fundamentals of chemistry and physics involved in firefighting. Corequisite: CHE 111L.
  
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    CHE 111L - Chemistry and Physics for Firefighters II Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CHE 111. Corequisite: CHE 111.
  
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    CHE 198 - Independent Study: Chemistry

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

    3.00 credits
    Special topics, activities, or projects in an area of CHE not usually covered in depth in other CHE courses. Offered for variable credit, based on the student’s accomplishments. Instructor permission is required prior to registration. Recommended: Prior study in CHE.
  
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    CHE 221 - General Chemistry I (Preprofessional)

    4.00 credits
    Includes fundamentals of chemistry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, nomenclature, physical states of matter, properties of gases, and chemical equations. Recommended for chemistry and other laboratory science majors, preprofessional major in engineering, medicine, and dentistry. Prerequisite: High school chemistry and MTH 095 or their equivalent required. Corequisite: CHE 221L.
  
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    CHE 221L - Gen Chem I Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CHE 221. Corequisite: CHE 221.
  
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    CHE 222 - General Chemistry II (Preprofessional)

    4.00 credits
    Includes chemical stoichiometry, acid and base solutions, oxidation reduction, chemical kinetics, and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: CHE 221. Corequisite: CHE 222L.
  
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    CHE 222L - Gen Chem II Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CHE 222. Corequisite: CHE 222.
  
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    CHE 223 - General Chemistry III (Prefrofessional)

    4.00 credits
    Includes chemical kinetics, ionic equilibria, nuclear chemistry thermodynamics, and descriptive chemistry. Prerequisite: CHE 222. Corequisite: CHE 223L.
  
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    CHE 223L - Gen Chem III Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CHE 223. Corequisite: CHE 223.
  
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    CHE 240 - Forensic Chemistry

    4.00 credits
    Application of chemistry in forensics. Emphasis is placed on chemical principles needed to analyze samples and development of necessary lab skills to use instruments such as GC/MS, UV-VIS, AA spectroscopy, and thin-layer chromatography (TLC). Prerequisites: MTH 070 and WRI 121. Recommended: Successful completion of a one-year chemistry course within the last three years.
  
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    CHE 241 - Organic Chemistry I

    4.00 credits
    First term of a three-term series. Course focuses on organic chemistry nomenclature, physical properties of functional groups, mechanism, synthesis, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Recommended for chemical engineering majors, laboratory science majors, and preprofessional students in all medical fields. Prerequisites: One year of college-level general chemistry with lab is required–either the CHE 104-106 series, CHE 221-223 series, or successful completion of a one-year general chemistry course within the last three years. Corequisite: CHE 241L.
  
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    CHE 241L - Org Chem I Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CHE 241. Corequisite: CHE 241.
  
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    CHE 242 - Organic Chemistry II

    4.00 credits
    Second term of a three-term series. Course focuses on alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, and sulfides and IR, MS, NMR, and UV-VIS spectroscopy. Recommended for chemical engineering, laboratory science majors, and preprofessional students in all medical fields. Prerequisite: CHE 241. Corequisite: CHE 242L.
  
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    CHE 242L - Org Chem II Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CHE 242. Corequisite: CHE 242.
  
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    CHE 243 - Organic Chemistry III

    4.00 credits
    Third term of a three-term series. Course focuses on aromatic compounds, ketones, aldehydes, amines, carboxylic acids, and derivatives. Recommended for chemical engineering majors, laboratory science majors, and preprofessional students in all medical fields. Prerequisite: CHE 242. Corequisite: CHE 243L.
  
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    CHE 243L - Org Chem III Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CHE 243. Corequisite: CHE 243.

Computer Information Systems

  
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    CIS 116 - C++ Programming I

    3.00 credits
    Computer concepts and problem solving methods using C++ programming language. Topics include: algorithms, simple data types, conditional and iterative structures, function definition, structured programming and documentation. Prerequisite: MTH 095 or instructor approval. Corequisite: CIS 116L. NOTE: Contact instructor for optional self-study preparation course.
  
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    CIS 116L - C++ Programming I Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 116. Corequisite: CIS 116.
  
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    CIS 120 - Embedded C

    3.00 credits
    C programming concepts for embedded platforms such as cross-compilation, storage classes, dynamic memory allocation, bitwise operations and masking. Embedded systems topics such as I/O ports, interrupts, timers, and hardware interfacing will also be explored. Prerequisite: CIS 116 with a “C” or better. Corequisite: CIS 120L.
  
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    CIS 120L - Embedded C Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 120. Corequisite: CIS 120.
  
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    CIS 122 - Software Design

    3.00 credits
    Introduces the program development cycle. Includes problem definition, problem solving methods, and structured programming concepts. Develop several computer programs using structured design methodology. Prerequisite: CAS 133, WRI 095 or equivalent, and MTH 070 or instructor permission. Corequisite: CIS 122L.
  
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    CIS 122L - Software Design Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 122. Corequisite: CIS 122.
  
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    CIS 126 - C++ Programming II

    3.00 credits
    Solving complex problems using advanced features of the C++ language. Topics include function usage, pointer data type, dynamic memory allocation, string manipulation, and structure and union data types. Emphasis is on structured program design techniques. Prerequisite: CST 116 with a grade “C” or better. Corequisite: CIS 126L. NOTE: Contact instructor for optional self-study preparation course.
  
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    CIS 126L - C++ Programming II Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 126. Corequisite: CIS 126.
  
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    CIS 130 - Computer Organization

    3.00 credits
    Introduces computer elements, organization, and instruction sets, computer arithmetic, ALU, registers, datapath, memory and control unit functions. Prerequisite: CIS 162 with grade “C” or better. NOTE: Can be concurrent with CIS 126.
  
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    CIS 131 - Computer Architecture

    3.00 credits
    A continuation of CIS 130. Topics include main memory, cache, virtual memory, memory management, secondary storage, networks, operating system function, and pipelining. Prerequisite: CIS 130 with grade “C” or better.
  
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    CIS 145 - Hardware Installation Support

    3.00 credits
    The course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware. Workplace safety and hardware handling procedures will be covered. Students will learn to identify, test, and install motherboards, memory components, power supplies, and peripheral devices. Corequisite: CIS 145L.
  
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    CIS 145L - Hardware Installation Support Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 145. Corequisite: CIS 145.
  
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    CIS 146 - Software Installation Support

    3.00 credits
    This course covers the fundamentals of computer software. Topics covered include operating systems, virtualization, disk and file management, software security, and mobile device and printer software. Students will learn to procedures to install, configure, and backup software. Corequisite: CIS 146.
  
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    CIS 146L - Software Installation Support Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 146. Corequisite: CIS 146.
  
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    CIS 151 - Network I

    3.00 credits
    This course introduces the basic concepts and characteristics of network systems. Students will learn the common network protocols and standards, the fundamentals of IP addressing, how to connect network hardware, and the role of network software. Coursework will include designing and building a small office/home office (SOHO) system. Corequisite: CIS 151L.
  
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    CIS 151L - Network I Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 151. Corequisite: CIS 151.
  
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    CIS 152 - Network II

    3.00 credits
    This course covers network communication over the Internet and wireless technology. Students will learn how to configure a wireless network, to use remote access technology, to configure network security, and to make routine system checks and upgrades. Cloud computing and wide area networks (WAN) will be covered. Coursework will include designing and building a small scale local area network (LAN). Corequisite: CIS 152L.
  
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    CIS 152L - Network II Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 152. Corequisite: CIS 152.
  
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    CIS 162 - Digital Logic Design

    3.00 credits
    Introduction to combinational logic. Includes introduction to number systems, Boolean algebra, logic gates, muxes, decoders, adders, subtracters, and logic design using hardware description language. Laboratory integral to the class. Prerequisite: MTH 095 or concurrent enrollment. Corequisite: CIS 162L.
  
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    CIS 162L - Digital Logic Design Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 162. Corequisite: CIS 162.
  
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    CIS 206 - Intro to Information Technology

    3.00 credits
    This course introduces the key components found in modern business information systems, including both the major hardware components of today’s network and primary categories of software applications used to support knowledge workers. Data resource management concepts are developed to provide the student with a high level picture of how the elements of an information system work together to solve problems and support business opportunities. Business ethics relating to the use of information systems is explored for local and global firms. Prerequisite: CAS 133. Corequisite: CIS 206L.
  
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    CIS 206L - Intro to Information Technology Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 206. Corequisite: CIS 206.
  
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    CIS 225 - End User Support

    3.00 credits
    The course covers professional skills required by support technicians in the workplace. Students will learn troubleshooting procedures for networks, hardware, and software. The course will cover help desk operation and documentation, ethics and legalities, and end-user communication. Corequisite: CIS 225L.
  
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    CIS 225L - End User Support Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 225. Corequisite: CIS 225.
  
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    CIS 275 - Database I

    3.00 credits
    Reviews Structured Query Language (SQL). Focuses on relational database design, transaction management, distributed database systems, and data warehousing. Typical databases used in e-commerce and database administration are also presented. Recommended: Successful completion of CAS 140. Corequisite: CIS 275L.
  
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    CIS 275L - Database I Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CIS 275. Corequisite: CIS 275.
  
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    CIS 280 - Coop Wk Exp: Computer Technology Engineer

    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: CIS 146 and CIS 152 with a “C” or better, or instructor approval.

Criminal Justice

  
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    CJA 101 - Intro to Criminal Justice & Human Services Careers

    3.00 credits
    This course is designed to help students become aware of career and education options in human services and criminal justice. Students attending this course will become familiar with the educational requirements, lifestyle considerations, application processes, training, certification requirements, and career opportunities in the fields of criminal justice and human services. Students will solidify their academic plan and prepare a personal career plan based on their goals. There are no prerequisites for this course. Students are strongly encouraged to take this course concurrently or immediately after CGS 100.
  
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    CJA 111 - Intro to Criminal Justice System - Police

    3.00 credits
    Examines the American criminal justice system and its origins with particular attention to the police. Provides an overview of the entire criminal justice process and reviews contemporary practices such as community policing.
  
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    CJA 112 - Intro to Criminal Justice Systems - Courts

    3.00 credits
    Explores: the court system and its procedures; laws as they affect the court system; types and degrees of evidence; rules governing admissibility of evidence; and the structure and function of local, state and federal court systems of the United States.
  
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    CJA 113 - Intro to Criminal Justice Systems - Corrections

    3.00 credits
    Overview of the theories and current practices in corrections, crime prevention, offender services, treatment methods, and career opportunities.
  
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    CJA 120 - American Criminal Justice System

    3.00 credits
    An overview of the American criminal justice system, examining structure, functions, processes, as well as theoretical perspectives in criminology, including biological, psychological, and sociological explanations. Focuses on law enforcement, criminal courts, corrections, community-based sanctions, and the constitutional frameworks in which they operate.
  
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    CJA 210 - Arrest, Search & Seizure

    3.00 credits
    Presents constitutional and Oregon statutory requirements in the areas of arrest, search, and seizure. Includes document preparation, service, and courtroom presentation. Prerequisite: WRI 121.
  
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    CJA 211 - Civil Liability & Ethics in Criminal Justice

    3.00 credits
    Explores conduct that gives rise to issues of civil liberty. This course will examine both state and federal law and the role of the courts at the state and federal level. Prerequisite: WRI 121.
  
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    CJA 212 - Criminal Law

    3.00 credits
    Covers the origin, structure and definitions of common law and statutory crimes, the Criminal Code of Oregon, and criminal court procedures. Students will participate in a mock trial. Prerequisite: WRI 121 or instructor permission.
  
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    CJA 213 - Evidence

    3.00 credits
    Explores the nature and types of criminal evidence and rules governing admissibility, competency, and relevancy. Introduces presentation and suppression of evidence, hearsay rules, and exceptions. Prerequisite: WRI 121.
  
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    CJA 214 - Criminal Investigation

    3.00 credits
    Introduces modern investigative methods, including the collection and preservation of physical evidence, scientific aids, sources of information, interviews, follow-up, and case presentation. Includes interviewing and interrogation techniques, and the use of the polygraph. Prerequisite: WRI 121.
  
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    CJA 217 - Interviewing & Interrogation

    3.00 credits
    Provides in-depth coverage of the theories and practices relevant to criminal justice interviewing and interrogation. Prerequisite: WRI 121.
  
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    CJA 218 - C J Perspectives of Violence & Aggression

    3.00 credits
    Explores and analyzes violence and aggression from biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. Examines issues related to prediction, intervention, and treatment. Presents the tools and techniques of crisis intervention through discussion, demonstrations, simulation, and role-playing. Prerequisite: WRI 121.
  
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    CJA 226 - Dynamics of Juvenile Behavior

    3.00 credits
    Covers the problems of juvenile delinquency and deviant behavior. Reviews the major theories of juvenile delinquency and treatment strategies. Includes discussion of juvenile justice system history, and analyzes current trends and developments. Prerequisite: WRI 121.
  
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    CJA 228 - Public Safety Writing

    3.00 credits
    Emphasizes writing skills and techniques appropriate to narrative structures necessary for operational police reports. Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in WRI 121.
  
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    CJA 233 - Criminology

    3.00 credits
    An in-depth analysis of major theories of crime and deviancy from various sociological, psychological, and political perspectives. Focuses on types of crimes and criminals as well as incidence rates of crimes; examines socioeconomic, cultural, ideological, and psychological factors related to the causes, treatment, and/or prevention of criminal behavior.
  
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    CJA 243 - Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs

    3.00 credits
    Provides an overview of the individual and social problems related to drug abuse and addiction. Topics covered include identification and treatment of drug abuse and addiction, the effects of various drugs of abuse, and an examination of the roles played by the criminal justice system with regard to drugs. Prerequisite: WRI 121.
  
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    CJA 280 - Coop Wk Exp: Criminal Justice

    3.00 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. Instructor permission is required and the student must locate a job site for the course. Prerequisite: CJA 101 and previous coursework in CJA.
  
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    CJA 298 - Independent Study: Criminal Justice

    3.00 credits
    Offers individualized study at an advanced level in areas of CJA 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 CJA.
  
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    CJA 299 - Special Studies: Criminal Justice

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

Crop Soil Science

  
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    CSS 150 - Intro to Horticulture

    2.00 credits
    This class will provide an introduction to the structure, function, and horticultural physiology of flowering plants. Factors affecting horticultural plant growth and reproduction are studied in addition to a survey of plant propagation techniques. Corequisite: CSS 150L.
  
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    CSS 150L - Intro to Horticulture Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CSS 150. Corequisite: CSS 150.
  
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    CSS 200 - Intro to Crop Science

    3.00 credits
    Principles, practices, and issues relating to production, marketing, and improvement of horticultural and agronomic crops. Comparison of crop production systems, geography of crop production, and cropping calendars. Prerequisite: Year of general biology or equivalent. Corequisite: CSS 200L.
  
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    CSS 200L - Intro to Crop Science Lab

    1.00 credits
    Laboratory activities relating to CSS 200. Corequisite: CSS 200.
  
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    CSS 205 - Soil Ecology

    4.00 credits
    This course will focus on developing an understanding of how soils can be managed and used for our benefit. Soils will be addressed from the standpoint of traditional, sustainable, and organic agriculture. The role of soils in the management of forests, rangelands, wetlands, and other wildlands will be considered. Weekly hands-on laboratory activities highlighting topics in the course serve to ground the principles of soil science in active learning. Recommended: CHE 104. Prerequisite: MTH 111.
  
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    CSS 210 - Forage Production

    4.00 credits
    Current production practices for forage crops including establishment, fertilization, pest control, irrigation, renovation, and grazing management.
  
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    CSS 235 - Water Resource Science

    3.00 credits
    An introduction to water science and water uses, including the components of the hydrologic cycle, water as a biological habitat, different uses of water, and water quality for beneficial uses. The course includes hands-on lab activities.
 

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