All course descriptions searchable in our catalog

ACCT 1410Financial Accounting Principles 1

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles which are used in the business environment to analyze and record transactions incorporating the accrual method of accounting. The focus will be on the analysis of the fundamental accounting equation using a systematic process to record, classify, measure, and report economic data.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 33+, Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Jeri Brysch, Lori Yecoshenko

 

ACCT 1500Personal Finance

This course is designed to help the student plan for a successful financial future. Individuals are encouraged to plan their financial futures by organizing and managing their personal financial resources. Protection of financial resources is also stressed. The importance of effective investment and the growth of financial resources is emphasized.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): None

Faculty Liaison(s): Jeri Brysch, Lori Yecoshenko

 

ALTH 1400Introduction to Allied Health

This course will provide students with a foundation of knowledge and skills required for a variety of allied health occupations. Course content will include, but not be limited to, concepts such as: information on roles and responsibilities of members of the health care team, basic communication skills, legal and ethical guidelines, safety and infection precautions, and changes associated with patient life stages. In addition, students will learn about fundamental health care skills to include: vital signs, handwashing, body mechanics, patient transfer techniques, and computer information skills.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): None

Faculty Liaison(s): Duffy Dyer

 

ALTH 1410Medical Terminology

Utilizing an independent study method of workbook/text reading and assignments, weekly quizzes/tests, and computer assisted learning, this course provides the student with a working knowledge of common medical word parts, terms, and abbreviations/acronyms.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Duffy Dyer

 

ART 1138Ceramics I

Working with ceramic techniques emphasizing slab, pinch, coil, and wheel methods of clay construction.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): None

Faculty Liaison(s): Dorian Beaulieu

 

BIOL 1005Intro to Cell Biology

An introduction to the field of cell biology with a focus on the basic unit of life, the cell – its function, chemistry, metabolism, and structure.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Brian Bich, Glenn Merrick

 

BIOL 1009Introduction to Forensic Biology

Hands-on instruction in chemical and biological forensic lab techniques which are also used in environmental, medical, and molecular biology. Primarily a lab-based course designed to teach introductory cell and molecular biology employing the scientific method to solve cases. Labs, assignments, readings, and instructions will be chosen from the following topics: lab safety, microscope use (hair and fiber analysis), DNA extraction, fingerprinting and replication, chemistry of life, protein separation and analysis (electrophoresis, Western blot), bacterial culture and transformation, chromatography, genetically-modified organisms (GMO), cell replication forensic entymology.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Terrance Wilcox

 

BIOL 1120General Biology

An introduction to the field of biology focusing on unifying biological concepts and principles. Includes the scientific method, life’s chemical basis, cell theory, cell structures and function, cellular metabolism and homeostasis, cellular reproduction, genetics and inheritance, evolution, and ecosystem ecology. This course is appropriate for all students.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Brian Bich

 

BIOL 1140Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

A study of tissues and organ systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, and integrated control mechanisms of physiology. For all students in health related fields. Helps to fulfill general education lab-science requirements.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Biol 1000 with a grade of C or better, or Biol 1005 with a grade of C or better, or Biol 1120, or equivalent

Faculty Liaison(s): Brian Bich

 

CADE 1407AutoCAD I

This course covers basic engineering Computer Aided Design graphic image production through the use of computer hardware, software, and peripheral devices.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+, Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 71+

Faculty Liaison(s): Rich Kresky

 

CADE 1440Inventor

This course covers the basic areas of Computer Aided Design using Inventor three dimensional software. The student will sketch various models and then edit the features and apply appropriate dimensions and annotations. The creation of final drawings with necessary views will also be learned.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): CADE 1407

Faculty Liaison(s): Rich Kresky

 

CARP 1418-Cabinetmaking I

This course covers the design, construction, and preparation for finishing of wooden cabinets. The student will become familiar with fundamental cabinetmaking techniques. The student will design and develop preliminary casework using appropriate construction procedures.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): CARP1404 and CARP1406, or concurrent enrollment; Elementary Algebra 33+, and Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): John Calcaterra

 

CARP 1518Cabinetmaking II

This course covers the construction and finishing of wooden cabinets. The student will build skills in custom cabinetmaking techniques. The student will be completing the cabinet started in Cabinetmaking I.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): CARP1404, CARP1406, and CARP 1418 or concurrent enrollment; Elementary Algebra 33+, and Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): John Calcaterra

 

CHEM 1110Aspects of Chemistry I

An introduction to the study of chemistry and its applications requiring a minimum of mathematics. The topics of this course include an introduction to stoichiometry, nomenclature, bonding, gas laws, and acids and bases. This course is intended primarily for those with no or a limited or outdated background in chemistry.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 71+

Faculty Liaison(s): Renee DeWitte

 

CHEM 1210General Chemistry

CHEM 1210 is the first semester of a two semester course sequence. It will provide preparation for students considering pre-professional and applied science careers as well as satisfying requirements for transfer curriculum. The basic fundamentals of chemistry will be covered, including modern atomic theory, the periodic table, stoichemetry, nomenclature, solutions, bonding, solution chemistry, the energy of reactions, properties of gases, and properties of solids and liquids.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): High school chemistry or CHEM1110 and high school algebra; or MATH0460, or equivalent, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 71+

Faculty Liaison(s): Renee DeWitte

 

COMM 1100Intro to Communications

This course introduces students to the concepts, models, and theories of human communication and their application to interpersonal, small group, and public speaking situations.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Natalie Bothwell

 

COMM 1110Methods of Public Speaking

This course provides opportunities for students to become familiar with a variety of techniques to develop skills in research, organization, and presentation of informative and persuasive speeches. Students should expect to reduce speech apprehension and develop self-confidence in their ability to communicate in public.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Natalie Bothwell, Kelly Florence

 

ENGL 1100Creative Writing

This course is designed to stimulate creativity in thought and perception and to enhance each student’s abilities to express his or her personal vision in written form. Students will be introduced to the basic language, concepts, and structures of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Kirsi Halonen, Joscelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing

 

ENGL 1106Composition I

First semester college-level composition course focusing on writing expository prose using word processing as a tool for composing. Emphasis is on writing as a process, critical reading, developing a voice, and grammar review. Presupposes competency in Standard English.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Kirsi Halonen, Joscelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing

 

ENGL 1109-Composition II

Second semester college-level composition course focusing on academic writing using primary and secondary sources, including basic research using print and electronic sources. Emphasis is on writing as a process, critical analysis, summarizing, research, logical argumentation, and documentation. Presupposes competency in standard English.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): ENGL 1106 with a grade of C or better

Faculty Liaison(s): Joscelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing

 

ENGL 1120Introduction to Literature: The Novel

Analysis of selected novels with reference to elements of plot, character, setting, theme, point of view, and symbolism, with a focus on critical analysis.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Joscelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing

 

ENGL 2101British Literature: 12th-17th Century

This course includes the study of major authors and works of British literature from the twelfth through the seventeenth centuries.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): ENGL 1106 or concurrent enrollment

Faculty Liaison(s): Joscelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing

 

ENGL 2102British Literature: 18th Century to Present

This course includes the study of major authors and works of British literature from the eighteenth century to present time.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): ENGL 1106 or concurrent enrollment

Faculty Liaison(s): Joscelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing

 

ENGL 2105American Literature: Pre-Colonial to Civil War

This course includes the study of major authors and movements of the Colonial, Revolutionary, Romantic, and Civil War periods of American Literature.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): ENGL 1106 or concurrent enrollment

Faculty Liaison(s): Joscelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing

 

ENGL 2106American Literature: Civil War-Present

This course includes the study of major American authors and movements from the turn of the century (1890-1910), including American literature written between World War I and World War II to the present.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): ENGL 1106 or concurrent enrollment

Faculty Liaison(s): Joscelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing

 

ENGL 2160Environmental Literature

This course explores environmentally-focused non-fiction, fiction, Poetry, and the relationship of people and policy with nature both in conflict and in harmony. Emphasis is on United States writers but will also include current worldwide environmental issues and events. Students will be encouraged to explore their own relationship to environment and nature throughout the course.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): ENGL 1106 or concurrent enrollment

Faculty Liaison(s): Joscelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing

 

ENSC 1202Environmental Field Studies

An opportunity for students to study and pursue areas of special interest by performing field research projects under the supervision of a faculty member. This course may include extended field trips to selected regions.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Deanne Roquet

 

HIST 1110European History: Ancient to 1815

This course is a survey history of Europe/Western Civilization from the ancient Mediterranean and Near East to Medieval Europe, the Renaissance, Reformation, the rise of monarchical states, the global expansion of European powers, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the decline of absolutism, and the French Revolution.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Paul Richgruber

 

HIST 1120European History: 1815 to Present

This course is a survey history of Europe/Western Civilization from the Industrial Revolution and the rise of liberalism and nationalism through European imperialism and competition, World War I, the rise of totalitarianism, World War II, the decline of colonialism, the Cold War in Europe, and the emergence of the European Union in the post-war era.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Paul Richgruber

 

HIST 1230Contemporary World History, 1945 to Present

Considers historical issues and events that have shaped the world since the end of the Second World War. Students will examine: the ideological, East-West divide during the Cold War and related conflicts; decolonization, revolution, and independence movements; economic and cultural globalization technological developments of the information age; international human rights, global warming, global poverty and disease. The course will have a non-western focus with an emphasis on Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Paul Richgruber

 

HIST 2125The World Wars 1914-1945

This course explores the contexts, course, and consequences of the First and Second World Wars. The early twentieth century world wars catalyzed the transformation of the world system from a centuries-long pattern of growing European power to one in which Europe was eclipse by US and Soviet superpower while formerly-colonized peoples regained autonomy. As such, these conflicts played a central role in shaping the global present. The course will trace diplomatic and military developments in the crucial contexts of underlying political, social, cultural, and economic changes in a modernizing world system.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Erik Riker-Coleman

 

HPER 1234Environmental Outdoor Education

This course will connect students, physically and mentally, with the natural world through experiential learning, outdoor activities, and experiences, focusing on all the senses, and exploring how humans are a part of the natural world.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): None

Faculty Liaison(s): Jodi Roberts

 

INMG 1422Design Application Concepts 2

This course covers the design of a more complex assembly and is produced using manual and CNC machines. GD&T will be incorporated into the design and inspection of the part. A team approach will be used to manufacture jigs and fixtures and the assembly itself. Industrial and Engineering standards will be utilized in the design process

Course Pre-Requisite(s): None

Faculty Liaison(s): Max Udovich

 

MATH 1100College Algebra

The study of functions, theory of equations, inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and selected topics from advanced algebra.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 76+ and Accuplacer College Level Math 50

Faculty Liaison(s): Sarah Bustrom, Wendy Graves, Kyle Roskoski, Zbigniew Wdowiak

 

MATH 1130Trigonometry

*Description:

Course Pre-Requisite(s): MATH 1100 with a C or better, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 76+ and Accuplacer College Level Math 50

Faculty Liaison(s): Sarah Bustrom, Wendy Graves, Kyle Roskoski, Zbigniew Wdowiak

 

MATH 1150Pre-Calculus

This course covers algebraic operations, functions, theory of equations, inequalities, absolute value graphing, logarithmic, exponentials, and analytic trigonometry. It is intended to be taken as a review course covering topics of both College Algebra and Trigonometry and will move quickly through the topics.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 76+ and Accuplacer College Level Math 50+

Faculty Liaison(s): Sarah Bustrom, Wendy Graves, Kyle Roskoski, Zbigniew Wdowiak

 

MATH 2204Calculus I

The first course in single variable calculus. Topics include limits, continuity, fundamentals of differentiation, differentiation of trigonometric functions, application of derivatives, indefinite and definite integrals, calculus of exponential and logarithmic functions, calculus of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, and hyperbolic functions.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): MATH1130 and MATH 1100 with a C or better, or MATH 1150 with a C or better, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 76+ and Accuplacer College Level Math 100+.

Faculty Liaison(s): Sarah Bustrom, Wendy Graves, Kyle Roskoski, Zbigniew Wdowiak

 

MATH 2210General Statistics

An introductory course in descriptive and inferential statistics for business and pre-professional majors. The following topics will be covered: organizing data, averages and variations around the mean, probability and probability statistics, binomial, normal and sampling distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing, testing variance, regression and correlation, and chi-square analysis.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 76+ and Accuplacer College Level Math 50+

Faculty Liaison(s): Sarah Bustrom, Wendy Graves, Kyle Roskoski, Zbigniew Wdowiak

 

NUNA 1400Nursing Assistant

This course introduces concepts of basic human needs, health/illness continuum and basic nursing skills. It is designed to prepare the student for entry level as a Nursing Assistant and serves as an introduction to the nursing sequence for students who choose to advance in the nursing profession.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): None

Marilyn Slattengren

 

NUNA 1420Nursing Assistant/ Home Health Aide

This course introduces concepts of basic human needs, health/illness continuum, and basic nursing skills. It is designed to prepare the student for entry level as a Nursing Assistant. In addition, the Home Health Aide component is designed to instruct students to apply basic nursing principles in caring for the client at home. This includes a mandatory 24 hour clinical component to be completed at a Long-Term Care facility. Upon successful completion of this course, the student is entitled to take the State Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Test Out.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Student must be able to successfully pass the Health Occupations Physical and State Background Study

Faculty Liaison(s): Marilyn Slattengren

 

PHYS 1001Fundamental Concepts of Physics

This is a laboratory oriented course covering the basic concepts of Physics. Conceptual understanding will be stressed. Some simple Algebra may also be used. Designed for middle grade education, liberal arts, radiological technology or other health, technical fields, or as satisfying AA requirements as a natural science course.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Perveen Jawaid

 

PHYS 1201Introduction to Physics I

This course is the first in a sequence course in introductory physics. The course will focus on the study of the mechanics of particles and rigid bodies including temperature and thermal energy, kinetic theory of gases, laws of thermodynamics, kinematics, dynamics, conservation laws, linear, angular momentum, work and energy, fluids, and sound. This course will provide preparation for students considering pre-professional and applied science careers as well as satisfying requirements for transfer curriculum. Not intended for engineering majors.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+, Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 71+, and College Level Math 50+

Faculty Liaison(s): Perveen Jawaid

 

PSYC 1120General Psychology

A general education course which will familiarize the student with the basic principles of psychology, present a practical application of these principles, show how psychologists employ the scientific method, and equip the beginning student of psychology with a working vocabulary of psychological terminology and critical thinking skills. Areas to be covered include research, theoretical perspectives, the nervous system, learning, personality, memory, psychological disorders, and therapy.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Susan Brashaw, Betsy Ingram-Diver

 

PSYC 1135Lifespan Developmental Psychology

A scientific, theoretical, and personal examination of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development across the life span.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Susan Brashaw, Betsy Ingram-Diver

 

SOC 1111Introduction to Sociology

This course involves both an explanation of and active practice in using the sociological perspective to examine the world around us. It introduces Sociology as a discipline and sociological ways of understanding human social interaction and processes such as socialization, deviance, culture/society, and social change. This class teaches the use of Sociology in class via small-group exercises and the use of computers to explore questions about the social world.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Theresa Leopold

 

SOC 2120Social Problems

This course uses the topic of social problems to teach sociological concepts and processes coupled with civic responsibility. It examines a range of social problems and the diverse views of the common good that affect our perceptions of these problems. It encourages students to understand their own and others’ positions and to define social justice in light of those positions.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Theresa Leopold

 

SPAN 1010Beginning Spanish 1

Beginning Spanish is a grammatical approach to introductory vocabulary and verb tenses with emphasis on vocabulary building, listening comprehension, verbal response, and writing skills.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Michele Keane

 

SPAN 1020Beginning Spanish II

A continuation of SPAN1010, a first course grammatical approach.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): SPAN 1010 or instructor consent

Faculty Liaison(s): Michele Keane

 

SPAN 2010-Intermediate Spanish I

A grammatical approach to intermediate level reading, writing, listening and speaking. Readings deal with social and cultural topics of Spanish speaking countries with emphasis on vocabulary building.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Michele Keane

 

SPAN 2020Intermediate Spanish II

Intensified study of the Spanish language through listening, speaking, and composition.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): Accuplacer Reading 78+

Faculty Liaison(s): Michele Keane

 

WLDG 1560Gas Metal Arc Welding I

This course introduces students to the gas metal arc welding process including equipment, terms, and safety procedures. Students will learn how to setup, adjust, and shut down gas metal arc welding equipment. Students will be able to deposit surface welds in the flat position. Square groove and fillet butt, lap, and T-joints welds in the flat and horizontal position will also be covered. Students will be introduced to welding variables as it affects the quality of welds.

Course Pre-Requisite(s): None

Faculty Liaison(s): Jay Vittone