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General Education Courses:

BIOL 225 Microbiology w/Lab - 5 Credits
 

This class is an in depth study of the microbial organisms that affect human health. Lecture will cover the cellular and molecular biology of microbes, as well as give an historical perspective on microbiology. Finally, the students will learn the practical applications of microscopy and microbial identification. To illustrate the concepts discussed in the lecture portion of the class, lectures will be supplemented with laboratory and clinical application exercises and critical thinking case studies. There is a $100 lab fee in addition to tuition and fees for this course. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BIOL 121 or BIOL 230. Students are not permitted to enroll in Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology within the same term. - Course Syllabus

BIOL 230 Anatomy and Physiology w/Lab - 5 Credits
 

This class is an in depth study of human anatomy and physiology. Anatomy is the study of the structure of living organisms from cell structure to organ systems. Physiology is the study of the mechanical and biochemical functions of the body. To illustrate the concepts discussed in the lecture portion of the class, lectures will be supplemented with laboratory exercises including microscopy and dissection. There is a $100 lab fee in addition to tuition and fees for this course. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BIOL 121 or CHEM 100, or qualifying examination score. - Course Syllabus

BMGT 108 Business Management/Entrepreneurship - 3 Credits
 

In this class students study the different forms of business entities, how to begin a business, and operate a business as an entrepreneur or manager. Important areas covered in the setting up and operation of a small business includes: planning, organizing, controlling, strengths and weaknesses, site location, financing, human resources, and promotion. An emphasis will be placed on creating, planning and presenting a business plan for a business that the students may someday begin.

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CIS 108 Advanced Computer Applications - 3 Credits
 

This course is an in-depth introduction to Microsoft Office. The student will learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Students will be exposed to practical examples of using the computer as a useful tool. Integration of data between the four software programs will be used to show the usefulness of data from one application to the other.


Access to Office 2010 software is required. A proctor will also be required for chapter tests.
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COM 103 English Composition I - 3 Credits

English Composition I will examine rhetorical strategies and application of these strategies through writing, emphasizing grammatical correctness, acceptable usage, effective organization and expression of ideas. Critical thinking, argumentation, research and analysis of selected readings are part of the course. Assigned readings, expository writings and a research paper are required. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in COM099, appropriate ACT/ASSET/Compass scores or permission by the Dean of Instructional Services.

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COM 105 Fundamentals of Oral Communications (Speech) - 3 Credits
 

An elementary course in the study and practice of the basic principles of speech and interpersonal communication. We examine a variety of speaking situations including workplace speaking, persuasive speaking and special occasion speaking with emphasis on critical thinking, creative and intelligent selection of material, organization and oral presentations.

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COM 210 Medical Terminology - 3 Credits
 

This course introduces students to the terms used in the medical field. The course includes words, anatomical terms, and body systems. It also includes conversion tables and written terminology.

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HE 230 Principles of Nutrition - 3 Credits
 

This course is an in depth study of the essential nutrients for healthy lifestyles, body processes, and fallacies with emphasis on the scientific basis of nutrition.

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MA 110 Intermediate Algebra - 3 Credits
 

The concepts of fundamental operations with real and imaginary numbers, symbolism used in Algebra, solving and graphing equations, and applications of these concepts to word problems will be developed. This course is designed for students who have only one year of high school algebra, are inadequately prepared for College Algebra, or score in the prescribed range on the ASSET/Compass exams. Topics covered include number systems, linear equations and equalities, polynomials, exponents, rational expressions, and quadratic equations. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Basic Algebra, appropriate ACT/ASSET/Compass scores or permission by the Dean of Instructional Services.

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MA 111 College Algebra - 3 Credits
 

The course reviews the fundamental concepts of real and imaginary numbers along with symbolism used in Algebra. Concepts to be developed include solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and matrices. Students will apply these concepts to real world situations through word problems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Intermediate Algebra, appropriate ACT/ASSET/Compass scores, or permission by the Dean of Instructional Services.

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MA 200 Elementary Statistics - 3 Credits
 

This course covers topics related to distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, sampling methods, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. A good working knowledge of "basic" algebra is necessary for the successful student of introductory statistics.  Students will apply these concepts to real world situations through word problems. Prerequisite: Grade of D or better in College Algebra.

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SOC 135 Sociology - 3 Credits
 

This course introduces the student to the study of the structure and function of human groups, particularly those which occur in contemporary industrialized cultures. The relationships between the individual and society, culture and society, and the social dynamics of institutions are discussed. Applications of sociology principles will be made to current social problems.

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SS 100 General Psychology - 3 Credits
 

This course is a survey of the introduction to the social science of psychology. It introduces basic concepts, theories, founders of psychology, research methods, and contributions to the understanding of human behavior. Chapters studied throughout the course include the nervous system, perception, motivation, learning and memory, social behavior, personality, developmental, and clinical psychology.

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SS 105 Human Growth & Development - 3 Credits

This course explores the biological, physical, cognitive, and social development of individuals from conception to death. The course will provide a general knowledge of the overall process of human development and the changes that occur during the human life span from the pre-natal stage through death and dying.

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Technical Courses:

GIS 100 Intro to GIS Architecture - 3 Credits
 

This introductory course will give the student introduction to hardware and software components, applications and introduction to data structures and basic functions. The student will explore issues in operational and management issues. Hands on experience will be gained using a commercial GIS software package.

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HE 109 Introduction to the Oilfield - 3 Credits - Course Information
WL 100 Introduction to Blueprint Reading - 1 Credit
  Introduction to Reading Welding Blueprints will orient the student to basic working drawings, mathematics used to interpret them and weld symbols that instruct the welder how to fabricate and weld a part.  Students will cover the information then complete practice worksheets.  At the conclusion of each unit when the student feels comfortable with the information, a unit test will be given.

Commercial Driver's License Courses:

CDL 100A CDL Class A - 1 Credit
  This course in conjunction with the AAMVA 2005 Commercial Driver License Manual will provide the student with the information necessary to successfully pass the written CDL test administered by the individual's state licensing authority for any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds and towing a trailer with a GVWR of more than 10,000 pounds if the gross combination weight rating (GCWR) is 26,001 pounds or more, including (but not limited to) tow trucks, tractor trailers and buses.  The areas of study may include:  Passenger Endorsement, Doubles and Triples, Tank Vehicle, Hazardous Materials, Air Brake, Combination Vehicle, Vehicle Inspection, as well as General Knowledge.
  Course Schedule - Open Enrollment (Course must be completed within 45 days of enrollment)
CDL 100B CDL Class B - 1 Credit
  This course in conjunction with the AAMVA 2005 Commercial Driver License Manual will provide the student with the information necessary to successfully pass the written CDL test administered by the individual's state licensing authority for a vehicle with a gross weight of 26,001 lb or over including (but not limited to) trucks, passenger buses, and school buses.  The areas of study include:  Passenger Endorsement, Tank Vehicle, Hazardous Materials, Air Brake, Vehicle Inspection, as well as General Knowledge.
  Course Schedule - Open Enrollment (Course must be completed within 45 days of enrollment)

Health Support Specialist Courses:

AH 012

CPR/First Aid/AED - 1 Credit

 

This course is designed to prepare individuals to respond to injuries and sudden illnesses that may arise in everyday life. It is designed to give individuals the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illness until medical personnel arrive and take over. - Course Syllabus

HS 100 Rehabilitative Aide - 2 Credits
This course makes the learner aware of the importance of preservation of function of the body. The rehabilitative aide performs restorative duties under the supervision of a registered nurse. The rehabilitative aide helps to improve the residents tasks with daily living and help to provide comfort, safety and well-being to the long term care resident.- Course Syllabus
HS 101 Medical Terminology I - 1 Credits
This course introduces students to the terms used in the medical field. The course includes words, anatomical terms, and body systems. It also includes conversion tables and written terminology. - Course Syllabus
HS 102 Person Centered Care - 1 Credit
This course will examine activities in a person-centered nursing home environment. It will focus on the importance of meaningful, individualized activity for residents as well as the roles of all staff members in providing activity. The course will teach participants how to learn about residents, plan, facilitate and evaluate activities. Regulations related to activity and the survey process will be explored. - Course Syllabus
HS 103 Environmental Services - 1 Credit and OSHA 10 Hour Certificate
Participants will learn to maintain a clean environment by completing housekeeping, laundering, and simple maintenance tasks within the guidelines of facility policies and procedures in addition to the knowledge of State and Federal regulations through a ten hour online OSHA approved training course.- Course Syllabus
HS 104 Dining Services - 1 Credit
This course utilized the ServSafe standardized curriculum. Upon completion of this course the learner is eligible for certification in ServSafe. The course covers five key areas; basic food safety; personal hygiene; Cross-contamination and allergens; time and temperature; and cleaning and sanitation. These are important concepts that affect the quality of food service in an elder care facility. - Course Syllabus
HS 105 Dementia Care - 1 Credit
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to provide care for the confused resident by: recognizing characteristics of a confused resident, identifying common behavior problems, stating common interventions for positive behavioral outcomes, listing the three stages of Alzheimer’s disease, describe how to interact with a confused resident and identifying at least three ways to care for the confused resident. - Course Syllabus
HS 106 Critical Thinking - 1 Credit
  Upon completion of this course the learner should be able to grasp the concept of critical thinking and its key components. The relationship between the nursing process, critical thinking and nursing knowledge will be explained. In addition, applying critical thinking in the workplace will be covered. -  Course Syllabus
 
Pharmacy Technician Courses:

          *Courses may be used as Continuing Education

*PHRM 101 Orientation to Pharmacy Practice - 3 Credits
This course orients students to the work of the pharmacy technicians and the context in which technicians' work is performed.  Students are introduced to medication laws, standards, regulations, quality assurance and its procedures.  Safety issues will be covered such as First Aid and CPR.  Learning activities will include fieldtrips to pharmacies (community and hospital based).- Course Syllabus
*PHRM 102 Pharmaceutical Calculations - 3 Credits
Students will gain the skills to perform pharmaceutical calculations required for the usual dosage determinations and solution preparation.  Emphasis will be placed on basic computations, use of measuring tools, dosage computations, compounding calculations and solution preparation.- Course Syllabus
PHRM 111 Pharmacy Operations & Management - 3 Credits
Students focus on the practice of management and includes basic management principles, financial management, personnel management, and pharmacy practice management.  The course integrates the role of operational management and the development of a business plan utilizing financial management and analysis.  Role-playing will be used.  Prerequisite:  Successful completion of PHRM 102 - Course Syllabus
PHRM 125 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians I - 3 Credits
  This course will provide an introduction to basic concepts of pharmacology as it relates to all the body systems. Students will have a review of each body system. Common disorders and diseases of the human body will be introduced. Common drug reactions and interactions will be covered. Medical terms commonly used will be introduced. The student will have a beginning working knowledge of drug therapy and its relationship with individuals across the lifespan upon the completion of this course.  - Course Syllabus
PHRM 225 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians II - 3 Credits
 

This course builds upon PHRM 125. Students will learn about medication affecting the body systems. Students will learn the use and side effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases affecting the body systems for individuals across the lifespan. Therapeutic effects will be covered. Adverse effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases affecting the body systems for individuals across the lifespan will be covered. In addition, students learn abbreviations for terms associated with use of medication therapy for common diseases affecting the body systems. - Course Syllabus

Prerequisite: Successful completion of PHRM 125