Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
    
2021-2022 General Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Mathematics

  
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    MAT 127 - College Algebra and Trigonometry


    5 credits
    This course is designed to prepare those students who are planning on taking all or part of the calculus sequence. Topics covered include algebraic, logarithmic, and exponential functions, inverse functions, sequences and series, conic sections, and the fundamentals of trigonometry. This course will also help students gain mathematical literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. In addition, this course will help with any career that involves mathematics, decision making, or problem-solving. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Math/Science area. 

    Prerequisites
    MAT 102  with C grade or better or the necessary score on the mandatory assessment and placement chart found in the course catalog.

    Fees
    ebook/Access Code: $90.00





  
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    MAT 130 - Trigonometry


    3 credits
    This course contains an orderly development of the trigonometric functions and their inverses. Topics included in the course are identities, trigonometric equations, graphs, and solutions of triangles. This course will also help students gain mathematical literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. In addition, this course will help with any career that involves mathematics, decision making, or problem-solving. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Math/Science area. 

    Prerequisites
    MAT 102  with C grade or better or the necessary score on the mandatory assessment and placement chart found in the course catalog.

    Fees
    ebook/Access Code: $90.00





  
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    MAT 140 - Finite Math


    3 credits
    This course is a study of the topics of finite mathematics which have applications in nonphysical science areas such as business, economics, psychology, social science, and natural science. Topics included are systems of linear equations and inequalities, linear programming, probability and decision theory. This course will also help students gain mathematical literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. In addition, this course will help with any career that involves mathematics, decision making, or problem-solving. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Math/Science area.

    Prerequisites
    MAT 035   with C grade or better or the necessary score on the mandatory assessment and placement chart found in the course cataglog.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 156 - Statistics


    3 credits
    This is the first course in basic probability and statistics which includes the study of frequency distributions, measurers of central tendency and dispersion, elements of statistical inference, regression and correlation. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Math/Science area.

    Prerequisites
    MAT 035   with C grade or better or the necessary score on the mandatory assessment and placement chart found in the course catalog.

  
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    MAT 157 - Statistics


    4 credits
    This is a course in basic probability and statistics which includes the study of frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, elements of statistical inference, regression, and correlation. This course will also help students gain mathematical literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. In addition, this course will help with any career that involves mathematics, decision making, or problem-solving. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Math/Science area.

    Prerequisites
    MAT 035   with C grade or better or the necessary score on the mandatory assessment and placement chart found in the course catalog.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 158 - Statistics II


    3 credits
    This is the second course in the statistics sequence. It includes the study of additional topics in correlation, regression, and statistical inference. The course also includes the topics of chi-square procedures, analysis of variance, non-parametric methods, and statistical quality control. This course will also help students gain mathematical literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. In addition, this course will help with any career that involves mathematics, decision making, or problem-solving. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Math/Science area.

    Prerequisites
    MAT 156 - Statistics  or MAT 157 - Statistics  or equivalent.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 159 - Statistics Laboratory


    1 credits
    This course is designed to provide students with hands-on opportunities to enhance their statistical understandings. Extensive use of technology will be employed to assist in student application of materials to real-world examples. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Math/Science area. 

    Prerequisites
    MAT 156   or MAT 157   or concurrent enrollment

     

  
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    MAT 165 - Business Calculus


    3 credits
    This course is a study of the concepts and skills of calculus which have important applications in business, economics, psychology, social science, and natural science. Topics included are functions, limits, differentiation and its applications, and integration and its applications. This course will also help students gain mathematical literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. In addition, this course will help with any career that involves mathematics, decision making, or problem-solving.

    Prerequisites
    MAT 102  with C grade or better or the necessary score on the mandatory assessment and placement chart found in the course catalog.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 180 - Engineering Problems


    2 credits
    This course incorporates the use of log scales, electronic calculators, and digital computers with emphasis on stored and library programs. It is appropriate for students entering science, mathematics, or engineering fields. This course will also help students gain mathematical literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. In addition, this course will help with any career that involves mathematics, decision making, or problem-solving.

    Prerequisites
    MAT 127  or equivalent with C grade or better, concurrent enrollment in MAT 127 , or obtain a letter of recommendation from the MAT 127  or equivalent course instructor indicating that the student may be advanced.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 210 - Calculus I


    4 credits
    This is a first course in integrated calculus and analytic geometry. The concepts of analytic geometry are studied as they apply to calculus. The calculus concepts covered include the rate of change of a function, limits, derivatives of algebraic, logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, applications of the derivative, and an introduction to integration. This course will also help students gain mathematical literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. In addition, this course will help with any career that involves mathematics, decision making, or problem-solving.

    Prerequisites
    MAT 127  or equivalent with C grade or the necessary score on the mandatory assessment and placement chart found in the course catalog.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 216 - Calculus II


    4 credits
    This is the second course of the calculus sequence. It includes the study of techniques and applications of integration, infinite series, polar equations and graphs, and vectors in two- and three-dimensions and vector-valued functions. This course will also help students gain mathematical literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. In addition, this course will help with any career that involves mathematics, decision making, or problem-solving.

    Prerequisites
    MAT 210  or equivalent with C grade or better.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 219 - Calculus III


    4 credits
    This is the third course of the calculus sequence. It contains the study of vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis. This course will also help students gain mathematical literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. In addition, this course will help with any career that involves mathematics, decision making, or problem-solving.

    Prerequisites
    MAT 216  or equivalent with C grade or better.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 226 - Differential Equations With Laplace


    3 credits
    This course is the study of the elementary theory,solutions, and applications of ordinary differential equations.

    Prerequisites
    MAT 216  or equivalent with C grade or better or obtain a letter of recommendation from the instructor indicating that the student may be advanced.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 267 - Elementary Differential Equations with Laplace Transforms


    4 credits
    This course is the study of the elementary theory, solutions, and applications of ordinary differential equations, Laplace transforms, and series solutions to ordinary differential equations. This course will also help students gain mathematical literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. In addition, this course will help with any career that involves mathematics, decision making, or problem-solving.

    Prerequisites/Corequisites
    MAT 216  or equivalent with "C" grade or better or obtain a letter of recommendation from the instructor indicating that the student may be advanced.  



    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 743 - Technical Math


    3 credits
    This is the first course of the Technical Mathematics sequence. The course will cover basic mathematics as used in technical careers. Topics will include number sets and operations, fractions, ratios, proportions, percent's, and measurement. Students will develop the skills and reasoning to solve common problems involving mathematics in the workplace. This knowledge gained can also be applied to a variety of situations in everyday life involving mathematical literacy and reasoning.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 748 - Technical Math II


    3 credits
    Students will have instruction and practice in algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric operations essential for technical careers.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 749 - Technical Math III


    4 credits
    This is the third and final course of the Technical Mathematics sequence. Topics will include vector fundamentals, linear systems, limits, functions, and applied differential and integral calculus. Students will develop the skills and reasoning to solve problems in the workplace involving rates of change, optimization, and total value. The knowledge gained can also be applied to a variety of situations in everyday life where the student must evaluate data for validity.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 927 - Honors Study


    1-4 credits
    In this course, the student designs and completes a project of personal interest. The student will work closely with a faculty member who will act as a mentor and provide expertise throughout the semester. Upon project's completion, results will be shared with community of peers and faculty.

    Prerequisites/Corequisites
    SDV 230 - Introduction to Honors  



    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 948 - Special Projects


    1-4 credits
    This course is open to students showing satisfactory preparation in a particular area of interest. Involves individual topic, conferences and preparation of reports. Designed to meet the needs of students wishing to study a selected topic in depth. Permission of the instructor with whom the student wishes to work is required.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MAT 949 - Special Topics


    1-4 credits
    This course, offered usually on a one-time basis only, provides an in-depth study on a topic of general interest pertaining to this department. This course will help students refine their critical thinking skills as they evaluate various topics and concepts while searching for underlying connections between the concepts, which is a skill that should be beneficial in any/all types of careers. This course will also help students gain scientific literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. 

    Fees
    None






Manufacturing

  
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    MFG 238 - Machine Processes I


    2 credits
    This course will provide hands on activities using the drill press, surface grinders, band saws, files, hacksaws and other tools and equipment used in the machine shop.

  
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    MFG 256 - Introduction to Lathe Operations


    2 credits
    This course will introduce the student to the function and application of the engine lathe. Students will learn to use the engine lathe in turning, drilling, reaming, and thread cutting applications.

    Fees
    Course Materials: $75.00





  
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    MFG 257 - Advanced Lathe


    2 credits
    This course covers advanced lathe operations. Students will learn to use the engine lathe in turning, drilling, reaming, boring, internal thread cutting applications, knurling and taper turning.

  
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    MFG 266 - Introduction to Mill Operations


    2 credits
    This course will introduce the student to the safe use and operation of the vertical milling machine. Students will learn machine set up, machining of square parts, parallel machining and milling of holes.

    Fees
    Course Materials: $75.00





  
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    MFG 305 - Computerized Numerical Control Operation


    2 credits
    This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of computerized numerical control (CNC). Students will learn CNC programming, safety, tooling, set ups, and machine operations.

  
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    MFG 312 - Advanced Computerized Numerical Control


    2 credits
    Students will learn advanced computerized numerical control programming using a computerized numerical controlled mill. The student will learn to use curve programming, subroutines, canned cycles, CNC threading, and tool difference compensation.

  
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    MFG 320 - Computer Assisted MacHining


    3 credits
    This course will introduce the student to the process of computer aided machining (CAM). Students will use post-processors to convert computer drawings into machine tool operations.

  
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    MFG 326 - Computer Aided Machining II


    3 credits
    A continuation of Computer Aided Machining 1. Includes instruction in writing and editing CNC programs, machine setup and operation, and use of Computer Aided Machining (CAM) equipment and software to program and operate CNC machines.

  
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    MFG 400 - Introduction to Die Making


    3 credits
    This course will introduce the student to fundamentals and design of tool and die, with an orientation of metallurgy related to the fabrication of die components.

  
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    MFG 422 - Jig and Fixtures Design


    3 credits
    Students will learn specialized skills associated with the design and fabrication of work holding devices including jigs, fixtures, and other tools.

  
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    MFG 453 - Introduction to Mold Making


    2 credits
    This course will introduce the student to the design and operation of molds for thermoplastics. Topic areas will include cavities, cores, ejectors, pullers and shrinkage application.

  
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    MFG 505 - Lean Manufacturing


    1 credits
    This course will give students the basic concepts of a lean system. Students will learn the emphasis of waste prevention. The lean systems unique tools, techniques, and methods will be applied by students as it would happen in an industrial environment.

  
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    MFG 506 - Quality Assurance


    1 credits
    This course is designed to gain knowledge about quality control and applications of quality tools used in industry. The student will learn applications or statistical process control and its applications. Also covered Dr. Edward Deming and his 14 points

  
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    MFG 932 - Internship


    4 credits
    The student will be able to apply classroom knowledge in a real world industrial environment.

  
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    MFG 949 - Spec Top: Fabrication Processes


    1 credits
    This course, usually offered on a limited basis only, provides an in-depth study on a topic of general interest pertaining to this department.


Management

  
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    MGT 101 - Principles of Management


    3 credits
    This course provides students with an engaging and informative introduction to the functions of business management: Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling. Key perspectives range from management theories, human perspectives of management, authority and responsibility, competitive perspectives of management, entrepreneurship, and international perspectives of management. The course enables students to become aware of the complexity of issues that shape contemporary business and management practices and to consider future directions.

    Fees
    ebook: $110.00





  
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    MGT 260 - Introduction to Business Logistics


    3 credits
    The course introduces students to the overall history of supply chain management and the value-added role supply chain management plays in todays business sectors, service industries, and world economies. The course distinguishes the various supply chain management functional areas, supply chain management applications, and supply chain management networks with their impact on market applications, profit, return-on-assets, market differentiation, efficiency and effectiveness in the business environment.

  
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    MGT 261 - Principles of Transportation Management


    3 credits
    Course introduces students to the overall transportation industry including history and operational characteristics of the five primary modes of transportation comprising todays transportation sector, regulations, policies, documentation, transportation strategies and transportation pricing. The course will discuss FMCSA, FMCSR, CSA, Performance Measures and Planning, Equipment overview, and terminal management from a motor carrier perspective. Course allows students to understand the key role transportation plays in domestic & world economies and establishing supply chain efficiency and effectiveness.

  
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    MGT 262 - Principles of Purchasing and Logistics


    3 credits
    The course introduces students to the purchasing and supply chain management including the evolution of purchasing and role in supply chain management; the purchasing process and procedure; sourcing strategies and negotiation concepts; inventory management; commodity procurement and study; contract management; and ethical responsibility in the purchasing sector.

  
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    MGT 263 - Principles Distribution/Warehouse Mgt


    3 credits
    The course discusses Distribution and Warehouse Management processes and procedures while improving efficiency, effectiveness, and minimize costs in the modern warehouse. The role of the warehouse and warehouse manager, warehouse processes, warehouse management systems, warehouse layout, design, and mathematical calculations in todays warehouse, warehouse wms applications and equipment, performance measures, health/safety, and the future role of warehouses in supply chain management.

  
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    MGT 264 - Demand Planning and Inventory Management


    3 credits
    The course introduces a student to the key aspects of demand planning and inventory management including such Supply Chain Management/Performance, Distribution Networks, Forecasting, Inventory Management, Material Requirement Planning, Distribution Resource Planning, Aggregate Planning, and the application of Information Technology to demand planning.

  
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    MGT 265 - International Transport and Logistics


    3 credits
    Discuss the organized movement of goods and services across national borders and World countries. The course discusses differences in cultural and business standards, global infrastructure and transportation systems, and government roles in international transportation, various modes of transportation, international documentation, terminology, and the role of logistics in the international supply chain.

  
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    MGT 270 - Operations Production Management


    3 credits
    Introductory Operations Production Management course, the science and art of ensuring goods and services are created and delivered to the customer at the most efficient and effective cost, incorporating valued added activities, total-cost analysis, customer service, quality, profitability and multiple other factors into practices and procedures. Course provides the understanding of people, processes, technology and creation of value into todays supply chains goods and services.

  
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    MGT 280 - Capstone


    3 credits
    This course will give students the opportunity to apply the knowledge that they have gained in their program in a comprehensive way to business logistics and transportation management case studies. This course is recommended to be the last course taken. At least five courses with the MGT prefix are required prior to enrolling in the capstone course.


Marketing

  
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    MKT 110 - Principles of Marketing


    3 credits
    This course helps students understand marketing, the process through which organizations analyze, plan, implement, and control programs to develop and maintain beneficial exchanges with target buyers. Effective marketing is critical for the long-term success of any business organization because this function ensures that the firm attracts, retains, and grows customers by creating, delivering, and communicating superior customer value.

    Fees
    ebook: $75.00





  
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    MKT 131 - Social Media Marketing


    3 credits
    Social media has become a central component of business. Collaborative, social technology is now an essential part of many organizations including marketing, HR, legal, product management and the supply chain. In this course, we examine the organizational use of social media technologies such as photo and website editing, blogs, web analytics, and social networks, as well as the use of social media analytics to drive business strategy.

  
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    MKT 136 - Intro to Selling


    3 credits
    Selling is a fundamental part of business and everyday life. We are called upon to sell all the time, whether it is an idea, product, service, or point of view. This course is designed to teach you about selling and how to sell effectively. While the focus will be on selling in a business environment, the concepts discussed in class will be of great relevance to your ability to function effectively in the general work environment.

  
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    MKT 145 - Sales Management


    3 credits
    This course is designed to teach you and examine sales perspective, sales environment, sales technique, sales management, and sales control will all be examine in this course. While the focus will be on strategic selling and partnering, ethical issues in selling, management of sales channels, social media selling, and lead generation.

  
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    MKT 153 - Advertising and Promotion


    3 credits
    This course provides the student with an understanding of the advertising strategy principles and training for entry-level job positions in the fields of advertising and sales promotion. Advertising learning experience must keep up with changes in the field being exposed to new media and new ways of advertising, this course takes the new ways and applies them to fundamentals such as advertising and sales promotion appeals, selection of media, use of advertising and sales promotion as a marketing tool, and means of testing effectiveness.


Medical Lab Tech

  
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    MLT 111 - Fundamentals of Lab Science


    4 credits
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with the field of laboratory medicine and laboratory testing. The organization and role of the clinical laboratory are explored. Included are medical ethics and conduct, employment opportunities, and professional organizations. Laboratory mathematics are presented. Emphasis is placed on use and maintenance of laboratory equipment, quality control, and safety techniques. This course will help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions. This course will help students develop the hands-on and critical thinking skills needed to function as an entry-level medical laboratory technician and satisfies curriculum requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

    Prerequisites/Corequisites
    BIO 168 , HSC 113  



    Fees
    Course Materials: $35.00





  
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    MLT 120 - Urinalysis


    3 credits
    This course is the study of the properties and constituents of urine and other body fluids. Emphasis is placed on theory and methodology of qualitative and quantitative analysis of urine. Constituent values are related to the physiology of the urinary system in health and disease. This course will help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions. This course will help students develop the hands-on and critical thinking skills needed to function as an entry-level medical laboratory technician and satisfies curriculum requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. This course will also help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions.

    Prerequisites/Corequisites
    MLT 111  



    Fees
    Course Materials: $35.00





  
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    MLT 133 - Erythrocyte Hematology


    3 credits
    An introduction to clinical hematology is presented. This course focuses on red cell metabolism, hematopoiesis, evaluation of red cell morphology, and the pathogenesis of anemia. This course will help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions. This course will help students develop the hands-on and critical thinking skills needed to function as an entry-level medical laboratory technician and satisfies curriculum requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

    Prerequisites
    MLT 111  

    Prerequisites/Corequisites
    BIO 173  



    Fees
    Course Materials: $35.00





  
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    MLT 171 - Immunology & Serology


    3 credits
    This course will discuss the basic concepts of the immune system, and its application to diagnostic testing. Human diseases and the laboratory immunology testing for those diseases will be discussed. The principles and procedures of routine techniques for serological testing are presented. This course will help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions. This course will help students develop the critical thinking skills needed to function as an entry-level medical laboratory technician and satisfies curriculum requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

    Prerequisites/Corequisites
    BIO 173 , MLT 111  



    Fees
    Course Materials: $35.00





  
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    MLT 234 - Leukocyte Hematology/Coagulation


    4 credits
    This course presents the disease processes leading to abnormal white and red cell morphology, and white blood cell disorders, including both benign and malignant states. An overview of hemostasis, thrombosis and anticoagulant therapy, including procedures routinely performed in the clinical hematology and hemostasis laboratory. This course will help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions. The course is designed to help students develop the hands-on and critical thinking skills needed to function as an entry-level medical laboratory technician and satisfies curriculum requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

    Prerequisites/Corequisites
    MLT 111  



    Fees
    Course Materials: $35.00; Simulation Center Access: $25.00





  
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    MLT 241 - Clinical Chemistry I


    4.5 credits
    Analytical techniques are studied for precise measurement of chemical constituents of the blood and body fluids including electrolytes, protein, lipids, and enzymes. Clinical correlation of test results with states of health and disease will be covered. This course will help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions. The course is designed to help students develop the hands-on and critical thinking skills needed to function as an entry-level medical laboratory technician and satisfies curriculum requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

    Prerequisites
    CHM 110  and CHM 111 , or CHM 112  , MLT 111 , BIO 173  

    Fees
    Course Materials: $35.00





  
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    MLT 243 - Clinical Chemistry II


    2 credits
    This is a study of the endocrine system, tumor markers, therapeutic drugs, toxicology and vitamins, and correlating test results with states of health and disease. This course will help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions. The course is designed to help students develop the hands-on and critical thinking skills needed to function as an entry-level medical laboratory technician and satisfies curriculum requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

    Prerequisites
    CHM 110  and CHM 111 , or CHM 112  , MLT 241  

    Fees
    None





  
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    MLT 250 - Clinical Microbiology


    4 credits
    Microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria causing disease in man is studied. Theory and principles of identification, biochemical reactions, growth requirements, and susceptibility testing will be discussed. This course also includes new technologies in the laboratory diagnosis of infectious disease. This course will help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions. The course is designed to help students develop the hands-on and critical thinking skills needed to function as an entry-level medical laboratory technician and satisfies curriculum requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

    Prerequisites
    BIO 186 , MLT 111  

    Fees
    Course Materials: $50.00





  
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    MLT 253 - Parasitology & Mycology


    2 credits
    Common human parasites, their morphology, life cycles, symptomology, and techniques of identification are covered. Competencies in mycology include studying the changing etiologic role of fungi, knowledge of proper specimen collection, processing, and culture methods. This course will help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions. The course is designed to help students develop the hands-on and critical thinking skills needed to function as an entry-level medical laboratory technician and satisfies curriculum requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

    Prerequisites
    BIO 186 , MLT 250  

    Fees
    None





  
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    MLT 260 - Immunohematology


    4 credits
    Blood transfusion science is presented including the inheritance of blood groups, donor procedures, quality control, antibody testing, and crossmatching of blood. Transfusion safety and federal regulations are also included. This course will help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions. This course will help students develop the hands-on and critical thinking skills needed to function as an entry-level medical laboratory technician and satisfies curriculum requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

    Prerequisites
    BIO 173 , MLT 171  

    Fees
    Course Materials: $35.00





  
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    MLT 280 - Clinical Practicum I


    8 credits
    Students rotate through the laboratory departments of hematology, chemistry, microbiology, blood bank, and urinalysis. Application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom are applied in the clinical practicum. This course will help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions. This course will help students develop the hands-on and critical thinking skills needed to function as an entry-level medical laboratory technician and satisfies curriculum requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

    Prerequisites
    MLT 250 , MLT 120 , MLT 133 , MLT 171 , MLT 234 , MLT 241 , MLT 260 , ENG 105 , PSY 111  BIO 168 , BIO 173 , BIO 186  

    Prerequisites/Corequisites
    MLT 253 , MLT 243  



    Fees
    None





  
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    MLT 281 - Clinical Practicum II


    4.5 credits
    Students rotate through the laboratory departments of hematology, chemistry, microbiology, blood bank, and urinalysis. Application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom are applied in the clinical practicum. This course will help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions. This course will help students develop the hands-on and critical thinking skills needed to function as an entry-level medical laboratory technician and satisfies curriculum requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

    Corequisites
    MLT 290  

    Prerequisites
    MLT 243 , MLT 253 , MLT 280  

    Fees
    None





  
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    MLT 290 - Clinical Seminar & Review


    2 credits
    Students share their experience in the clinical area through discussion of topics of interest. Case studies are presented. Medical laboratory subjects are reviewed in preparation for registry examination. This course will help students gain scientific literacy vital to making important life decisions. This course will help students develop the critical thinking skills needed to function as an entry-level medical laboratory technician and satisfies curriculum requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

    Corequisites
    MLT 281  

    Prerequisites
    MLT 280  

    Fees
    None






Mass Media Studies

  
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    MMS 101 - Mass Media


    3 credits
    This is an introductory course on the role and functions of mass media. It includes a survey of newspapers, magazines, books, radio/television, cable TV, public relations, advertising, and government regulations. Professional opportunities will be explored. This course helps students build confidence in their communication and writing skills while also enabling them to think critically, consider the viewpoints of others, and effectively express themselves, all of which will benefit them in the classroom, in life, and in the workforce.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 120 - Media Practices I


    3 credits
    Media Practices 1 is an introductory course that looks at the inner workings of the broadcast industry. It is also a hands-on course that gives students a chance to work on audio and video projects, such as an air shift on the student-run, campus radio station, KICB, and live sports and news broadcasts on the Iowa Central YouTube channel, Triton Nation. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 121 - Media Practices II


    3 credits
    Media Practices II deals with the management and operations of broadcast stations and the duties of those who work in the industry. It is also a hands-on course the gives students a chance to work on audio and video projects, such as an air shift on the student-run campus radio station KICB and live sports and news broadcasts on our YouTube channel. It will also provide a training ground for student managers of the radio and TV stations. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. 

    Prerequisites
    MMS 120 - Media Practices I   

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 137 - Media Announcing


    2 credits
    Students of this course learn effective communication skills vital to all careers in media and in daily life, by using practical concepts of microphone and camera presence. Skills in voice and articulation, acting, persuasion, and pronunciation are studied along with techniques of relaxation and vocal dynamics. Students will also study interview skills and techniques that are critical for a long-lasting career in the media industry.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 145 - Broadcast Writing


    3 credits
    This course is designed for students to gain the knowledge, fundamentals, principles, and challenges of writing for video and radio. Emphasis is on the duties of the account executives, copywriters, news directors, sports directors, and promotions directors, as they relate to programming, broadcast sales, profit, broadcast engineering, and federal regulations. This class will allow students to obtain a job in the media industry as a copywriter, and to read rundowns and production orders. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. 

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 149 - Sports Reporting


    3 credits
    Students learn the structure, strategies, and techniques of sports broadcasting, which serves the dual role as journalism and entertainment. The course considers different content and styles of radio and television sports casting. Sports Reporting will prepare students to tell a great sports story through analysis, thoughtful research, careful writing, strong audio and visual elements, and performance. In addition, students will learn to work as both a leader and member of a production team in a studio and remote environment. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 154 - TV and Radio Announcing


    3 credits
    Students learn to communicate effectively by using their voice and body language as a means of communicating the message. Skills in voice and articulation, acting, persuasion, and pronunciation are studied along with techniques of relaxation and vocal dynamics. Many exercises are also taught to help prepare speech and vocal skills essential to broadcasting. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. 

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 171 - Audio Production


    2 credits
    This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge necessary to operate broadcast and recording audio equipment and software. It will also teach the student to understand the properties of sound and its impact on media. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of planning and producing for on-air, on location, and production studio productions. This course also examines various brands of software-based DAWS (Digital Audio Workstations) that are used in both staff and freelance work. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. This course is a prerequisite to MMS 173 Advanced Audio Productions .

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 172 - Video Production


    2 credits
    In this course the student will learn the basic fundamentals of creating video for broadcast or the internet with hands-on use of broadcast video equipment for sports, news, and entertainment. It will explore practical uses as well as theory for all digital platforms. Students will learn to operate professional grade cameras, lenses, and new technologies used by video professionals around the world. After completion of this course students will understand framing, lighting, and shot design to capture and tell more compelling stories from behind the lens. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. This course is a prerequisite to MMS 174 Advanced Video Production .

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 173 - Advanced Audio Productions


    2 credits
    This course takes participants on the journey of planning and producing audio for radio, video, and podcasting to tell compelling stories with audio. Students will produce live and prerecorded projects using equipment and techniques vital for building a career as a radio professional, podcaster, audio technician, camera operator, filmmaker, or Foley artist. Emphasis is on creative strategy, mixing multiple audio sources, and using digital audio editing software to perform more advanced audio and audio for video productions. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions

    Prerequisites
    MMS 171 - Audio Production   

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 174 - Advanced Video Production


    2 credits
    In this course the student will learn the advanced theories, strategies, and practical uses of video production to produce quality content crucial to obtain a career as a video editor, freelance videographer, and media producer for broadcast. The student will learn the proper use of graphics, advanced editing techniques, lighting, and camera work. An emphasis is placed on producing content for a variety of live and prerecorded projects. The student will also gather more knowledge on the equipment and software that is used in a professional career in video production. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions.

    Prerequisites
    MMS 172 - Video Production   

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 181 - Media Practices and Operations


    2 credits
    Media Practices is an introductory course that gives students the knowledge and skills of the inner workings of the broadcast industry. Topics cover rules and regulations of broadcast, studio expectations, and formatics. This course will prep students to operate the campus radio station, KICB, and prepares them for a rewarding career in broadcast. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. This course is a prerequisite for MMS 341 Radio Practicum II  and MMS 342 Radio Practicum III .

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 190 - Broadcast Promotions


    3 credits
    In this course, students will explore the marketing strategies program directors and general managers use to draw listeners to their stations. Topics to be discussed include target audience, research, format, image, promotions, sales, and contest strategies. Students will also apply what they learn to the campus radio station, during sports webcasts, and web TV newscasts. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. 

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 191 - TV and Radio Production 1


    4 credits
    TV and Radio Production 1 offers a specialization in technical and non-technical skills for radio and or television. Students will work on air at the college radio station and or the TV station or YouTube channel. The goal of the course is to give students the hands-on experience needed to impact the broadcast industry directly after graduation. Students in the class will produce thirty second to 30-minute projects, taking each project from pre-production to post-production and broadcast. They will also have the opportunity to work on longer videos and ALL students will be involved in an "Awareness Project" or any other grant projects that come up during the semester. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. 

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 192 - TV and Radio Production 2


    4 credits
    TV and Radio Production 2 offers a specialization in technical and non-technical skills for radio and or television. Students will work in communal environments and share ideas to facilitate a creative atmosphere. Students will gain analytical, technical, and practical skills through academic coursework and hands-on studio application. Students in the class will produce thirty seconds to 60-minute projects, taking each project from pre-production to post-production and editing. They will also have the opportunity to work on longer videos and ALL students will be involved in an "Awareness Project" or any other grant projects that come up during the semester. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. 

     

    Prerequisites
    MMS 191 - TV and Radio Production 1   

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 193 - Media Sales and Promotions


    2 credits
    Media Sales and Promotions is a course that will explore the marketing strategies freelance producers, program directors, and general managers use to draw a target audience to their content. Topics to be discussed include target audience, research, format, image, promotions, and contest strategies. Students will develop sales plans, find non-traditional revenue sources, and create engaging contests and events for the promotion of KICB and other Iowa Central media outlets. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 194 - Television Production


    1 credits
    TV Production offers a specialization in technical and non-technical skills for television live and studio production. Students will work in communal environments and share ideas to facilitate a creative environment. Students will gain analytical, technical, and practical skills through hands-on studio application and production of news and commercial creation. The goal of the course is to give students the hands-on experience needed to impact the vast media industry directly after graduation. Students in the class will produce original creative content, and take each project from pre-production, to editing, to post-production. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 201 - Media Practices 3


    3 credits
    Media Practices 3 is a course that allows students to apply the skills learned in the management and operations of a broadcast facility. Media Practices 3 also applies an emphasis on the importance of public relations in media. It is a hands-on course that allows students a chance to manage and operate the student-run campus radio station, live sports events, and news broadcasts on KICB and the Triton Nation YouTube channel. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions.

    Prerequisites
    MMS 121 - Media Practices II   

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 203 - Media Practices IV


    3 credits
    This course is designed to help students make the transition from college to professional TV or radio. Students will continue to perform weekly air shifts and programming duties for KICB-FM or for KICB TV. Emphasis is on finding an internship, preparing resumes, assembling a portfolio, air check tapes, interviewing techniques, and job search strategies. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. 

    Prerequisites
    MMS 201 - Media Practices 3   

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 204 - New Media Production


    3 credits
    New Media Production introduces students to the new media hardware, and software applications associated with computers and industry software used to produce content for the web. Students will work with video clips, photos, music, audio, text, and special effects to create features to be viewed on computers, mobile phones, or other personal devices. This course will prepare students for a career as a freelance videographer, vlogger, sports on the web, or YouTuber. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. 

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 241 - Public Relations and Marketing


    3 credits
    The course will provide a comprehensive understanding of public relations' role in organizations and society; how public relations has been developed as a discipline; and the contemporary roles of public relations in organizations and society. Basic public relations principles and theories will be examined in addition to applied perspectives. Students will discuss public relations issues and trends as well as international and ethical considerations involved in the practice of public relations. Students will be encouraged to think more broadly considering the globalized communication function of public relations and having their own ideas about public relations through the discussion of misunderstandings and misperceptions about the field of public relations as well as ongoing discussions about case studies. This course helps students build confidence in their communication skills while also enabling them to think critically, consider the viewpoints of others, and effectively express themselves, all of which will benefit them in the classroom, in life, and in the workforce.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 265 - Mass Communications Law


    3 credits
    Students will receive an in-depth study of legal rights, privileges and regulations of the broadcast industry. Course includes an overview of the Federal Communications Commission, Supreme Court, and self-regulatory agencies. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 296 - Video Practicum I


    1 credits
    Video Practicum I is designed to allow students hands-on practical experience in applying skills learned in video production to projects for the web and for broadcast. Students will be able to use their writing, team working, and production skills to assist in producing media programs that will be aired on social media or made available to individual programs within the college. An emphasis will be placed on the use of software and hardware-based production switchers. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 341 - Radio Practicum II


    1 credits
    This course is designed for students to apply on-air techniques and other station procedures to practical use on the college-owned radio station KICB. The station is run like a professional radio station giving students in the program an advantage in the job market after graduation. Students will perform a weekly air shift and will be critiqued weekly on performance abilities. Students are required to attend various station activities and meet station expectations as an on-air staff member. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. 

    Recommended(s)
    MMS 181 - Media Practices and Operations  

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 342 - Radio Practicum III


    1 credits
    Radio Practicum III is designed to allow students to gain experience in running a radio station and gaining confidence in working in a team. All managerial possessions of a professional station (Operations Manager, Music Director, Promotions Director, News Director, Program Director, Social Media Director, Website Director, and etc.)  are filled by students in this course at the college-owned radio station. Students will also continue training on-air, applying techniques and principles on KICB. Students are expected to develop an effective on-air personality through the understanding of a target audience. Students will be critiqued weekly on organizational and performance abilities. Students will be required to attend and direct various station activities and meetings. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. 

    Prerequisites
    MMS 341 - Radio Practicum II  

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 343 - Radio Practicum IV


    1 credits
    In this course, students will apply concepts from previous practicum courses to produce a personal marketable on-air sound and develop content for a professional demo reel or aircheck tape. Students will also incorporate promotional content, show prep, and formatics into weekly air shifts to produce professional, quality on-air performances. Participants in the course will learn to train first-year students in the daily work of KICB and will be evaluated for their ability to organize activities and station meetings. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. 

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 401 - Multimedia Projects I


    2 credits
    Students will work in teams, design, and create engaging multimedia projects that incorporate various media elements such as audio, video, graphics, and animation to webcasts, podcasts on new media platforms such as social media and app-based content delivery systems. This course will be essential for students looking to work in the field of post or live productions. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 901 - Portfolio Preparation


    1 credits
    The course is intended to advance student knowledge in portfolio and resume construction and job search strategies. Every student will participate in a mock interview with broadcast and media industry professionals to provide real-world feedback on tips for starting your career. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions. 

    Prerequisites/Corequisites
    JOU 941 - Practicum   



    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 920 - Media Studies Internship


    3 credits
    Media Studies Internship provides media students with industry experience in a variety of media professions. Students will seek and secure employment or internship with industry partners and apply learned skills to benefit the work site. Students work under the direct supervision of their instructor and the supervisors and staff at the work site. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 927 - Honors Study


    1-3 credits
    In this course, the student designs and completes a project of personal interest. The student will work closely with a faculty member who will act as a mentor and provide expertise throughout the semester. Upon project's completion, results will be shared with community of peers and faculty.

    Prerequisites/Corequisites
    SDV 230 - Introduction to Honors  



    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 934 - Media Studies Internship


    1-5 credits
    Media Studies Internship provides media students with industry experience in a variety of media professions. Students will seek and secure employment or internship with industry partners and apply learned skills to benefit the worksite. Students work under the direct supervision of their instructor and the supervisors and staff at the worksite. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MMS 938 - On the Job Training


    4 credits
    This course allows students to participate in a 240-hour professional internship at a professional broadcast station, digital media outlet, or sports organization. The internship will provide students with job seeking and interview skills, as well as exposure to professional promotions, production, on-air announcing, sports, news, sales, and other areas of interest in the broadcast media industry. This course will also help students gain confidence in skills and ability which will be of key significance when making important life decisions.

    Prerequisites
    MMS 203 - Media Practices IV   

    Fees
    None






Medical Transcription

  
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    MTR 120 - Medical Transcription I


    3 credits
    This course covers skill development in medical transcription that includes authentic physician dictation by medical specialty, coordinated readings and exercises by medical specialty and supplementary information vital to every medical transcription profession. Students must complete a 5-minute timed writing at a minimum speed of 45 wpm with 5 or fewer errors without the use of the backspace key before enrolling into course.

  
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    MTR 941 - Practicum


    2 credits
    This course provides an opportunity to gain practical experience through on-site training in an approved medical office setting. The actual training on the job site will be under the supervision of a designated person within the employer. A total of 2 credit hours must be earned to fulfill the Practicum requirement. A letter grade of C or higher must be earned in this course to satisfy the program graduation requirements.


Applied Music

  
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    MUA 101 - Applied Voice


    1 credits
    This course offers one half-hour lesson of private instruction per week, with a minimum of 30 minutes of practice per day. The goal is the development of both fundamental and advanced vocal techniques. This course helps students build confidence in public presentation and enhance their personal responsibility to achieve a higher level of personal performance, consider the amount of individual practice time required to reach their highest level of performance, and effectively express themselves, all of which will benefit them in the classroom, in life, and in the workforce. The presentation of the standard repertoire for the specific voice is required. Music majors may earn a maximum credit of eight (8) semester hours.

    Fees
    Lesson Fee: $130.00





  
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    MUA 102 - Applied Voice II


    1 credits
    This course is a continuation of MUA 101  and offers one half-hour lesson of private instruction per week, with a minimum of 30 minutes of practice required per day. The goal is the development of both fundamental and advanced vocal techniques. This course helps students build confidence in public presentation and enhance their personal responsibility to achieve a higher level of personal performance, consider the amount of individual practice time required to reach their highest level of performance, and effectively express themselves, all of which will benefit them in the classroom, in life, and in the workforce. The presentation of the standard repertoire for voice is required along with participation in two (2) recitals throughout the semester. Music majors may earn a maximum credit of eight (8) semester hours.

    Fees
    Lesson Fee: $130.00





  
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    MUA 119 - Class Piano


    1 credits
    This course is an introduction to piano and the fundamental principles of traditional music, including melody, rhythm, harmony basic skills and vocabulary. Emphasis is on music reading, application, notation, key/time signatures, and aural training. This course helps students build critical thinking and problem-solving skills through careful diagnosis and analysis, as well as build confidence in public presentation and enhance their personal responsibility to achieve a higher level of personal performance, consider the amount of individual practice time required to reach their highest level of performance, and effectively express themselves, all of which will benefit them in the classroom, in life, and in the workforce. This course is for majors and non-majors with limited background in music fundamentals or as preparation for music major theory courses.

    Fees
    None





  
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    MUA 120 - Applied Piano


    1 credits
    This course offers one half-hour lesson of private instruction on piano per week. The goal is the development of both fundamental and advanced piano techniques. Standard repertoire will be studied. This course helps students build confidence in public presentation and enhance their personal responsibility to achieve a higher level of personal performance, consider the amount of individual practice time required to reach their highest level of performance, and effectively express themselves, all of which will benefit them in the classroom, in life, and in the workforce.  Music majors may earn a maximum credit of eight (8) semester hours.

    Fees
    Lesson Fee: $130.00





 

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