CITS Current Course Offerings, Descriptions, and Pre-requisites
CourseCourse TitleDescription: All course descriptions searchable in our catalogCourse Pre-Requisite(s)Faculty Liason(s)
ACCT 1410Financial Accounting Principles 1This 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.Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 33+, Accuplacer Reading 78+Jeri Brysch, Lori Yecoshenko
ACCT 1500Personal FinanceThis 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.NoneJeri Brysch, Lori Yecoshenko
ALTH 1400Introduction to Allied HealthThis 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.

NoneDuffy Dyer
ALTH 1410Medical TerminologyUtilizing 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.Accuplacer Reading 78+Duffy Dyer
ART 1138Ceramics IWorking with ceramic techniques emphasizing slab, pinch, coil, and wheel methods of clay construction.NoneDorian Beaulieu, Cody Olander
BIOL 1005Intro to Cell BiologyAn introduction to the field of cell biology with a focus on the basic unit of life, the cell – its function, chemistry, metabolism, and structure.Accuplacer Reading 78+Brian Bich
BIOL 1009Introduction to Forensic BiologyHands-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.ÿAccuplacer Reading 78+Terrence Wilcox
BIOL 1120General BiologyAn 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.Accuplacer Reading 78+Brian Bich
BIOL 1140Human Anatomy and Physiology 1A 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.Biol 1000 with a grade of C or better, or Biol 1005 with a grade of C or better, or Biol 1120, or equivalentBrian Bich
CADE 1407AutoCAD IThis course covers basic engineering Computer Aided Design graphic image production through the use of computer hardware, software, and peripheral devices.Accuplacer Reading 78+, Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 71+Rich Kresky
CADE 1440InventorThis 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.CADE 1407Rich Kresky
CARP 1418Cabinetmaking IThis 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.CARP1404 and CARP1406, or concurrent enrollment; Elementary Algebra 33+, and Accuplacer Reading 78+John Calcaterra
CARP 1518Cabinetmaking IIThis 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.CARP1404, CARP1406, and CARP 1418 or concurrent enrollment; Elementary Algebra 33+, and Accuplacer Reading 78+John Calcaterra
CHEM 1110Aspects of Chemistry IAn 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.ÿAccuplacer Elementary Algebra 71+Renee DeWitte
CHEM 1210General ChemistryCHEM 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.High school chemistry or CHEM1110 and high school algebra; or MATH0460, or equivalent, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 71+Renee DeWitte
COMM 1100Intro to CommunicationsThis course introduces students to the concepts, models, and theories of human communication and their application to interpersonal, small group, and public speaking situations.Accuplacer Reading 78+Natalie Bothwell
COMM 1110Methods of Public SpeakingThis 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.Accuplacer Reading 78+Natalie Bothwell, Kelly Florence
ENGL 1100Creative WritingThis 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.Accuplacer Reading 78+Kelli Hallsten-Erickson, Jocelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing
ENGL 1106Composition IFirst 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.Accuplacer Reading 78+Kelli Hallsten-Erickson, Jocelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing
ENGL 1109Composition IISecond 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.ENGL 1106 with a grade of “C” or betterJocelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing
ENGL 1120Introduction to Literature: The NovelAnalysis of selected novels with reference to elements of plot, character, setting, theme, point of view, and symbolism, with a focus on critical analysis.Accuplacer Reading 78+Jocelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing
ENGL 2101British Literature: 12th-17th CenturyThis course includes the study of major authors and works of British literature from the twelfth through the seventeenth centuries.ENGL 1106 or concurrent enrollmentJocelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing
ENGL 2102British Literature: 18th Century to PresentThis course includes the study of major authors and works of British literature from the eighteenth century to present time.ENGL 1106 or concurrent enrollment
ENGL 2105American Literature: Pre-Colonial to Civil WarThis course includes the study of major authors and movements of the Colonial, Revolutionary, Romantic, and Civil War periods of American Literature.ENGL 1106 or concurrent enrollmentJocelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing
ENGL 2106American Literature: Civil War-PresentThis 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.ENGL 1106 or concurrent enrollmentJocelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing
ENGL 2160Environmental LiteratureThis 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.ENGL 1106 or concurrent enrollmentJocelyn Pihlaja, Amy Jo Swing
ENSC 1202Environmental Field StudiesAn 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.Accuplacer Reading 78+Deanne Roquet
HIST 1110European History: Ancient to 1815This 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.ÿAccuplacer Reading 78+Paul Richgruber
HIST 1120European History: 1815 to PresentThis 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.Accuplacer Reading 78+Paul Richgruber
HIST 1230Contemporary World History, 1945 to PresentConsiders 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.ÿAccuplacer Reading 78+Paul Richgruber
HIST 2125The World Wars 1914-1945This 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.Accuplacer Reading 78+Erik Riker-Coleman
HPER 1234Environmental Outdoor EducationThis 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.NoneJodi Roberts
INMG 1422Design Application Concepts 2This 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 processNoneMax Udovich
MATH 1100College AlgebraThe study of functions, theory of equations, inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and selected topics from advanced algebra.ÿAccuplacer Elementary Algebra 76+ and Accuplacer College Level Math 50Sarah Bustrom, Kyle Roskoski, Zbigniew Wdowiak, Randi Zimmerman
MATH 1130TrigonometryMATH 1100 with a C or better, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 76+ and Accuplacer College Level Math 50Sarah Bustrom, Kyle Roskoski, Zbigniew Wdowiak, Randi Zimmerman
MATH 1150Pre-CalculusThis 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.Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 76+ and Accuplacer College Level Math 50+Sarah Bustrom, Kyle Roskoski, Zbigniew Wdowiak, Randi Zimmerman
MATH 2204Calculus IThe 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.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+.Sarah Bustrom, Kyle Roskoski, Zbigniew Wdowiak, Randi Zimmerman
MATH 2210General StatisticsAn 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.ÿAccuplacer Elementary Algebra 76+ and Accuplacer College Level Math 50+Sarah Bustrom, Kyle Roskoski, Zbigniew Wdowiak, Randi Zimmerman
NUNA 1400Nursing AssistantThis 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.ÿNoneMarilyn Slattengren
NUNA 1420Nursing Assistant/ Home Health AideThis 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.Student must be able to successfully pass the Health Occupations Physical and State Background StudyMarilyn Slattengren
PHYS 1001Fundamental Concepts of PhysicsThis 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.Accuplacer Reading 78+
PHYS 1201Introduction to Physics IThis 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.ÿAccuplacer Reading 78+, Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 71+, and College Level Math 50+
PSYC 1120General PsychologyA 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.Accuplacer Reading 78+Susan Brashaw, Betsy Ingram-Diver
PSYC 1135Lifespan Developmental PsychologyA scientific, theoretical, and personal examination of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development across the life span.Accuplacer Reading 78+Susan Brashaw, Betsy Ingram-Diver
SOC 1111Introduction to SociologyThis 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.ÿAccuplacer Reading 78+Theresa Leopold
SOC 2120Social ProblemsThis 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.Accuplacer Reading 78+Theresa Leopold
SPAN 1010Beginning Spanish 1Beginning Spanish is a grammatical approach to introductory vocabulary and verb tenses with emphasis on vocabulary building, listening comprehension, verbal response, and writing skills.Accuplacer Reading 78+Michele Keane
SPAN 1020Beginning Spanish IIA continuation of SPAN1010, a first course grammatical approach.SPAN 1010 or instructor consentMichele Keane
SPAN 2010Intermediate Spanish IA 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.Accuplacer Reading 78+Michele Keane
SPAN 2020Intermediate Spanish IIIntensified study of the Spanish language through listening, speaking, and composition.Accuplacer Reading 78+Michele Keane
WLDG 1560Gas Metal Arc Welding IThis 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.NoneJay Vittone