Jan 20, 2022  
Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Catalog 2021-2022

Courses


The courses listed in this Catalog are all the courses that CCV has approved for the 2021-2022 academic year. Though approved, some of these courses may not be offered during the 2021-2022 academic year. Several months before the start of each semester, CCV publishes a Schedule that indicates what courses are available in particular locations and the exact times and dates for that semester.

NOTE ON PREREQUISITES: Because basic academic skills (reading, writing, math) are prerequisites for CCV college-level courses, they are not always listed in each course’s description.

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Accounting

  
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    ACC 1010 - Computerized Accounting

    Credits: 3
    The use of the microcomputer as an accounting tool. Students apply knowledge of accounting principles and computers to operate integrated accounting software for various aspects of accounting: general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, depreciation.

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    ACC 2210 - Cost Accounting

    Credits: 4
    Fundamental theories and procedures of cost accounting, emphasizing the planning and control of materials, labor and overhead. Topics also include job order and process control system, standard costs, activity and responsibility accounting, and variance analysis.

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    ACC 2230 - Federal Taxes

    Credits: 3
    A study of federal tax laws and regulations as contained in the Internal Revenue Code, with the emphasis on individuals and sole proprietorships. Topics include income inclusions and exclusions, deductions, capital gains and losses, sales and exchanges, basis calculations, depreciable property, tax research, tax planning, and the preparation of the various tax forms and schedules applicable to an individual or a small business.

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    ACC 2121 - Financial Accounting

    Credits: 4
    This course introduces students to problems of external reporting as they relate to service providers, merchandisers, and corporations. Students examine the various accounts found in financial statements and learn how to put these accounts together to render meaningful statements that communicate pertinent information to those who read them. Basic math skills are required.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ACC 1050 - Fundamentals of Quickbooks

    Credits: 1
    This course is an introduction to QuickBooks Pro accounting software including setting up a new company and chart of accounts; recording transactions with customers, vendors and employees; managing lists; running and customizing reports; changing forms; and generating letters. Recommended prior learning: Financial Accounting, Office Accounting, or equivalent skills.


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    ACC 2201 - Intermediate Accounting I

    Credits: 4
    An in-depth study of current theory and practices regarding cash, investments, receivables, valuation of inventories, current liabilities, acquisition and disposal of property, plant and equipment depreciation and depletion, and intangible assets.

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    ACC 2202 - Intermediate Accounting II

    Credits: 4
    A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I. Topics include long-term investments; long-term debt; stockholders’ equity; treasury stock; earnings per share; accounting for income taxes, pensions, and leases; accounting changes and errors; statement of changes in financial position; analysis of financial statements, and accounting for inflation. The course emphasizes methods and procedures, and recent changes and developments.

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    ACC 2122 - Managerial Accounting

    Credits: 4
    The course explores internal accounting systems and the uses of internally generated data in management. Topics include: the use of financial accounting data, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgets and responsibility accounting, and cost allocations.

    Prerequisites: Financial Accounting  


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    ACC 1001 - Office Accounting I

    Credits: 3
    A focus on the formulation and enhancement of basic job-entry skills needed as a bookkeeper. Topics covered include journals, ledgers, worksheets, financial statements, and payrolls with an emphasis on the ‘how’ of recording and posting transactions. Designed for those desiring immediate skills for entry or advancement in the job market.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ACC 1030 - Payroll Accounting

    Credits: 1
    This course provides practice in all payroll operations: preparation of payroll registers, recording of accounting entries, and preparation of payroll tax returns required of businesses. Students are introduced to the Fair Labor Standards Act and other laws affecting payroll operations and employment practices. 

    Prerequisites: Financial Accounting  


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Allied Health Science

  
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    AHS 2200 - Administrative Medical Assisting

    Credits: 3
    This course is designed to prepare medical assisting students with administrative knowledge and skills related to duties performed in a medical office. Topics include computer applications, telephone etiquette, patient reception, medical records, coding and filling out insurance forms, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services, and handling correspondence, billing and bookkeeping.   

    Prerequisites:  ,   , and a criminal background check.


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    AHS 1810 - Administrative Medical Assisting Internship

    Credits: 3
    This internship course provides students with the opportunity to practice administrative duties performed by a medical assistant in a medical office. Students will demonstrate competencies including professional communication and behavior, data entry, computer applications, records management, scheduling patients, and financial procedures. This course should be completed early in the Medical Assisting program. Students must complete at least 80 hours in the medical office.

    Prerequisites:    and Medical Coding I   


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    AHS 2070 - Clinical Medical Assisting

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to the clinical skills required by the medical assistant. Instruction includes theory, principles, and practical skills related to infection control, patient care, documentation, patient education, and the operation and maintenance of clinical equipment. This course includes a lab.

    Prerequisites:  ,   , and a criminal background check.


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    AHS 2820 - Clinical Medical Assisting Internship

    Credits: 3
    This internship course provides students with the opportunity to practice clinical duties performed by a medical assistant in a medical office. Students will demonstrate competencies including infection control, patient interviews, equipment operation, patient preparation and assisting the physician, diagnostic testing, and collecting and processing specimens. Students must complete at least 80 hours in the medical office. Students who have not completed Clinical Medical Assisting in the previous four semesters must receive permission to enroll.

    Prerequisites:  ,  ,  , and CPR/First Aid.


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    AHS 2145 - Community Health Worker

    Credits: 3
    This course addresses the core competencies of the Community Health Worker (CHW), including the CHW role within systems of healthcare and social services. Students demonstrate techniques used to build effective relationships through interpersonal skills, linguistic and cultural competence, and strategies for capacity building. Students explore how community health workers serve to improve health outcomes for individuals and communities by providing outreach, education, support, and advocacy. Additional topics include the work settings, legal and ethical expectations, and career options for community health workers. 

    Prerequisites: Intercultural Communication , Introduction to Case Management , Principles of Public Health , and one of the following courses: Introduction to Health Care  or Introduction to Human Services  


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    AHS 2470 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology

    Credits: 3
    This course provides an overview of pharmacology language, abbreviations, systems of measurement and conversions as they relate to medication administration. Students will learn the measurement of medication, dosage calculations, routes of administration, and commonly prescribed drugs in the medical office. Topics include legal implementations regarding controlled substances and other medications, forms of medications, patient care applications, drug classifications / interactions, and safety in medication administration and patient care. This course includes a lab.

    Prerequisites: Foundations of Algebra ,  ,  


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    AHS 2165 - Health Insurance Reimbursement and Billing

    Credits: 3
    This course examines the methods and processes for healthcare reimbursement in the United States, including the role of insurance, managed care, HMOs, PPOs, and Medicaid and Medicare in the finance and delivery of healthcare services. Students explore the healthcare revenue cycle for reimbursement and payment of medical claims.  

    Prerequisites: Medical Terminology  and Introduction to Health Information Systems    


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    AHS 1045 - Introduction to Health Care

    Credits: 3
    This course provides students with an introduction to the professional health care workplace. Students explore current trends in healthcare as well as the legal and ethical responsibilities of healthcare professionals. Students gain knowledge and practical skills in communication, workplace safety, physical assessment, and caregiving. Basic concepts in medical math, medical terminology, human biology, and human development are introduced.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    AHS 1015 - Introduction to Health Information Systems

    Credits: 3
    This course introduces students to data management in the healthcare setting, including the role of health information professionals, technologies used to support health information processes within the revenue cycle, and the importance of accuracy, patience rights, HIPAA and data security. Students explore healthcare delivery systems, including the role of accrediting and regulatory agencies, facility and staff organization, and health record content and management.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    AHS 1520 - Introduction to Pharmacy

    Credits: 3
    This course provides an overview of the history of pharmacy, the laws that regulate pharmacy practice, and the different roles and career paths within the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmacy terminology will be covered, along with an introduction to organ systems, drug classifications and mathematical principles needed in the pharmacy setting. Students will learn the process of verifying, filling, and administering different types of prescriptions.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    AHS 1410 - Introduction to Phlebotomy

    Credits: 3
    This course covers the proper collection of blood specimens, choice of proper phlebotomy equipment, venipuncture techniques, patient care, safety, tests, and quality assurance. The course is designed to provide a minimum of 20 hours of practical instruction and skills development in phlebotomy.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    AHS 2121 - Medical Coding I

    Credits: 3
    This course introduces students to the proper use of standard coding tools and techniques. Students learn the basic principles of International Classification of Diseases Coding (ICD curriculum), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes used for billing professional medical services to insurance companies. Topics include an introduction to third party reimbursement as it relates to coding practice.

    Prerequisites:   and Introduction to Health Information Systems  


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    AHS 2122 - Medical Coding II

    Credits: 3
    This course builds on skills learned in AHS 2121 Medical Coding I. Students gain experience with more complex coding challenges, including the use of modifiers and application across a broad range of services and procedures.

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    AHS 1205 - Medical Terminology

    Credits: 3
    This course encompasses the development and use of medical vocabulary, definitions, and medical abbreviations. Students will build medical terms through the use of prefixes, word roots, combining forms and suffixes.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    AHS 2015 - Principles of Public Health


    This course provides students with an overview of public health in the United States and globally. Students will be introduced to the five core areas of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, social behavioral health, and health policy and administration. Additional topics include the historical development of the discipline, understanding determinants of health, identifying population health issues and interventions, and an exploration of public health careers.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    AHS 2120 - Wellness for Life

    Credits: 3
    This course examines the multiple dimensions of health and wellness. Students will learn about the various factors affecting each dimension (including physical, nutritional, emotional, social, occupational /financial) and understand how dimensions are interrelated. An emphasis is placed on the individual behaviors that influence health, physical fitness, and wellness. Students will participate in completing research and self-assessments that provide information about their health and wellness behavior. In addition, students will learn goal-setting and decision strategies that improve lifetime health and wellness. Student participation in classroom-based experiences using light to moderate levels of physical activity are required. 

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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Anthropology

  
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    ANT 2010 - Archaeology: Tracing the Human Past

    Credits: 3
    Examines how a society can be understood by looking at its material remains. Topics include: historical development of archaeology; its purposes, methods, theories and interpretation; archaeological sites as an endangered cultural resource; and a sampling of cultural evidence from around the world.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ANT 1010 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    Credits: 3
    This course is a survey of basic issues, concepts, theories, and methods of cultural anthropology. Students think critically about the nature of culture and society from the perspective of the past and present. Topics include social and political organization, gender, myth and religion, language, adaptation, and cultural change.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ANT 2020 - Language, Culture & Communication

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to the study of linguistics and communication in cultures and societies worldwide. Topics include language origins, change, and acquisition; language structure and speech behavior; sociolinguistics; the relationship between language and thought; and analysis of conversation and meaning.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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Architectural

  
  
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    ARC 1011 - Introduction to Drafting & Blueprint Reading

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to the basic concepts and practices of drafting and print reading. The course will address the interpretation of blueprints and schematic diagrams as well as free-hand sketching and the use of basic drafting tools and techniques. Students will also be introduced to geometric dimensioning practices, projection techniques, drafting conventions and tolerancing systems. An exposure to computer-aided drafting is also provided.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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Art

  
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    ART 2241 - Acrylic Painting I

    Credits: 3
    Students will explore materials and skills in the medium of acrylic paints. A variety of painting methods and styles will be practiced using different painting surfaces. Includes investigation of color, light, shade, perspective, form, and composition.

    Prerequisites:   or  


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    ART 1050 - Art Appreciation

    Credits: 3
    An exploration of the visual arts in our world: how art forms developed historically, how art may be understood in the context of our culture, how the vision of the artist has shaped our world. Students learn to identify themes, periods, and styles in art.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 1231 - Ceramics I

    Credits: 3
    Students explore the design and aesthetics of clay and practice fundamental production techniques including hand-building, wheel-throwing, glazing, and firing.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 2232 - Ceramics II

    Credits: 3
    Students apply and expand their knowledge of ceramic design and production techniques, with particular attention to the development of individual style. Techniques will include hand-building, wheel-throwing, glazing, and firing.

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    ART 2020 - Color Theory

    Credits: 3
    Students will explore color theory as related to painting, printing, design, film, and other visual media. The interactions of color and their effect on visual perception will be discussed. Using pure colors in juxtaposition, students will investigate color action and color relatedness.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 1420 - Digital Animation

    Credits: 3
    This course is a hands-on introduction to creating simple animations.  Students gain proficiency with illustration and animation concepts and import images and sounds.  Students also learn the correct usage of frame actions.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 2440 - Digital Animation II

    Credits: 3
    This course builds on the skills acquired in ART 1420 Digital Animation to create more complex animations. Students gain increased proficiency with software skills including character and environment creation, textures, modeling, layering, and compositing. In addition, students will be introduced to concepts of game design and interactive aspects of animation. By the end of the course students will create a 3-5 minute animation project supported by research and critical writings.  

    Prerequisites: Digital Animation   


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    ART 1310 - Digital Photography I

    Credits: 3
    Students will explore the mechanical and electronic aspects of digital photography as well as the basic tools of image manipulation. The course also includes the study of design, composition, and aesthetics of digital images.  Access to a digital camera and some previous photography experience are required.

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    ART 2315 - Digital Photography II

    Credits: 3
    Further exploration of aesthetics, composition, design and image modification using digital photography techniques. Students will study advanced techniques for both camera work and software applications designed for digital manipulation. Access to a digital camera is essential.

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    ART 1011 - Drawing I

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to the use of pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and other drawing media. Focuses on technical skills in drawing as well as the nature of drawing as a way of seeing and of organizing ideas and perceptions.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 2012 - Drawing II

    Credits: 3
    Students explore various techniques in drawing to further develop skills and concepts. Emphasizes use of different mediums to complete various assignments.

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    ART 1170 - Foundations of Sculpture

    Credits: 3
    Students will explore the methods, tools, and skills of creating three-dimensional visual art in a variety of media. Students will also investigate the history of sculpture from prehistory to present.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 1111 - Graphic Design I

    Credits: 3
    This course introduces the fundamental principles of graphic design, including composition, color, typography and related concepts, within a technical environment. Students develop visual problem-solving skills as they relate to specific examples and projects. The history and development of the graphic design profession will also be discussed.

    Prerequisites:   or equivalent experience


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    ART 1112 - Graphic Design II

    Credits: 3
    Students further explore graphic design fundamentals and related color theory concepts. Students develop illustration skills, using both traditional studio art techniques and current industry computer software, and practice visual problem-solving skills as they relate to specific examples and projects. Design concepts, logo creation, package design, pre-press and printing processes will also be explored.

    Prerequisites:  


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    ART 1210 - Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud

    Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to the industry-standard software package for professional graphic designers for use in digital image manipulation, digital illustration, and page layout.  Students will learn basic navigating skills within the Adobe Creative Cloud software including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students will learn how to select, modify, adjust, combine, and manipulate pre-existing digital images, as well as the basic method for creating new vector images from scratch.  Students will then investigate how these images can be integrated with type to create a page layout. 

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 1250 - Introduction to Book Arts

    Credits: 3
    Students explore a variety of manual bookbinding techniques to create one-of-a-kind books, including Japanese bindings, accordions and Coptic bindings. The use of adhesives is discussed and practiced. Students also investigate bookbinding as a craft and fine art and will discuss books as both functional and artistic objects.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 1330 - Introduction to Fiber Arts

    Credits: 3


    Students will explore a variety of natural and synthetic fibers employed in both traditional and contemporary textile art. Students will create two-dimensional surface designs as well as three-dimensional forms employing techniques which may include weaving, knitting, felting, embroidering, quilting, and dyeing. Students will also investigate the creative, technical, conceptual, and multi-dimensional aspects of fibers and textiles related to their historic significance and their role in gender issues and cultural heritage.

     

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 1070 - Introduction to Jewelry

    Credits: 3
    Students will explore the fundamentals of jewelry making including sawing, piercing, filing, sanding, and surface enrichment while creating chains, pendants, earrings, necklaces, pins, bracelets and rings. Using metals, paper, beads, stones, found objects, fibers and recycled materials, students will design and construct pieces of wearable art. Students will also investigate jewelry as a craft and fine art and will discuss the cultural and historical significance of jewelry as adornment.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 1020 - Introduction to Studio Art

    Credits: 3
    Students explore a variety of art materials that may include but are not limited to pencil, charcoal, watercolor, tempera, clay, papier-mâché, pastels, and ink. Covers techniques for handling various media. Elements of design and color theory will be explored and used in making two- and three-dimensional works of art.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 2080 - Jewelry II: Design and Fabrication

    Credits: 3
    In this course students develop advanced skills and techniques used in jewelry making. Students complete projects that refine existing competencies and introduce new techniques for constructing jewelry and functional objects.

    Prerequisites: ART 1070  


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    ART 1160 - Landscape in Art

    Credits: 3
    Students will explore elements of design in nature, utilize efficient outdoor sketching techniques, and then translate and expand their sketches into media such as pastels, watercolor, painting, drawing, and collage.

    Prerequisites:   or  


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    ART 2031 - Life Drawing I

    Credits: 3
    Students will use a variety of drawing media and will explore, with a live model, techniques of composition, value, and perspective. Students will also discuss basic human anatomy and the history of figure drawing.

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    ART 2211 - Painting I

    Credits: 3
    In this course, students explore beginning strategies for painting in oils or acrylic. Emphasis is on process and investigation of various spatial structures in both representational and nonrepresentational modes. Material and historical concerns are integral parts of this directed investigation. Goals are the development of a formal vocabulary, visual sensitivity and manipulative skills. Recommended prior learning: Drawing I or Introduction to Studio Art.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 2212 - Painting II

    Credits: 3
    This course provides students with continued exploration in the theory and practice of painting. Studio experience, critiques and historical reference provide a visual and conceptual basis for further investigation in painting. Students may take a second semester for credit.

    Prerequisites: Painting I    or similar experience.


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    ART 2301 - Photography I

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to camera and darkroom techniques. Concepts of design and composition in photography are studied, together with technical aspects of cameras, films, and exposure. Students learn black and white developing, contact printing, and enlarging. Use of an adjustable 35mm camera is required.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 2302 - Photography II

    Credits: 3
    Further exploration of aesthetics, composition, exposure control and print manipulation in photography. Students will study more advanced techniques, develop a personal style, and explore the history of photography. Use of an adjustable 35mm camera is required.

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    ART 2170 - Portfolio & Project Development

    Credits: 3


    This course serves as a capstone for the Visual Arts, Graphic Design, and Multimedia Communications programs. Students explore career opportunities and collaborate with each other and employers on real-world projects. Students orally present their body of work, which will be displayed in traditional or digital formats. They develop a digital portfolio of their best work to be used for a variety of purposes such as professional job applications, scholarship opportunities, and transfer to four-year programs.

     

     

    Prerequisites: Minimum of 30 college-level credits or advisor permission


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    ART 2311 - Printmaking I

    Credits: 3
    Students explore materials, design considerations, and techniques in non-press print processes such as block printing, collography, monoprint, and silkscreen. Students will also investigate the history and technology of printmaking.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 2312 - Printmaking II

    Credits: 3
    Further study of printmaking processes, such as silkscreen and presswork, including drypoint, etching, collograph and monoprint. Emphasis is on editioning prints as well as experimentation.

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    ART 2320 - Stained Glass I

    Credits: 3
    Students explore principles and practical applications of the skills needed to properly handle stained glass. The course will concentrate on the basics of the craft and color interaction. Students will learn the copper foil technique and will be introduced to the lead came technique.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 1060 - Two-Dimensional Design

    Credits: 3
    This course explores the principles of successful two-dimensional design as required for creative art, advertising and preparation of other printed materials. Emphasis will be on the dynamics of design and the solution of problems in composition, line, shape, texture and value through experiments using various media and materials.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ART 1350 - Typography

    Credits: 3
    Students will learn the practical and critical thinking skills necessary for working with type and will learn why typographical skills are fundamental to design projects. The history of basic typefaces will be explored as well as their expressive potential to communicate. Assignments in both traditional studio work and digital technology will teach basic skills through the use and manipulation of typefaces in practical applications such as posters, logos, and advertisements.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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Art History

  
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    ARH 2020 - Art History: Visual Cultures of the Non-Western World

    Credits: 3
    This course examines visual arts produced in non-Western cultures from prehistory to the present. Students will follow the development of fine and popular art in select countries and geographical areas around the world, learning how to distinguish styles and movements. Social, political, religious, mythological, and economic factors will be discussed, as well as instances of contact, influence, and cross-fertilization.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ARH 2011 - Survey of Western Art I

    Credits: 3
    A survey of the history of Western art from prehistoric times to the early Renaissance, with reference to works from other cultures. Emphasis will be on developing the student’s visual awareness and ability to analyze a work of art. Examines selected works in terms of their historic and cultural elements and the phenomenon of stylistic change over the centuries.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ARH 2012 - Survey of Western Art II

    Credits: 3
    A survey of the history of Western art from the Renaissance to the present, with reference to works from other cultures. Emphasis will be on developing the student’s visual awareness and ability to analyze a work of art. Examines selected works in terms of their historic and cultural elements and the phenomenon of stylistic change over the centuries.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    ARH 2050 - Women & Art

    Credits: 3
    Explores women working in the arts and looks at selected women artists through time and around the globe. Students will focus on ways women affect culture, both as creators and as subjects of art.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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Biology

  
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    BIO 1220 - Botany

    Credits: 4
    This course provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of plant growth and development. Higher plant structure, metabolism, growth regulators, and mineral nutrition are emphasized. Students will also become acquainted with the diversity of plants and plant-like organisms through study of bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, mosses, and lower vascular plants.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BIO 2120 - Elements of Microbiology

    Credits: 4
    This course offers the student an opportunity to examine organisms that are too small to see with the naked eye and is a comprehensive study of the basic principles of microbiology. A brief survey of the history of the science is given. Emphasis is placed on understanding the variety and differences of microbes and their relationship to humans. Prior successful completion of BIO 2012 Human Anatomy and Physiology II is recommended.

    Prerequisites: Foundations of Algebra  


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    BIO 1240 - Forest Ecology

    Credits: 3
    Examination of the structure and dynamics of forest communities. Consideration will be given to geographic and ecologic factors shaping forest communities, to biological and chemical interactions among forest species, and to the human impact on forest stability. All forest types will be discussed with an emphasis on temperate deciduous and northern coniferous forests. Field trips required.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BIO 2250 - Freshwater Ecology

    Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to the study of aquatic ecosystems including streams, wetlands, and lakes. Topics include watershed processes, biological communities, physical habitats, nutrient cycling, energy flow, and management issues. The course culminates with individual research projects focused on local watersheds. Field trips are required.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BIO 2011 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I

    Credits: 4
    This is the first semester of a two-semester course which examines the structure and functions of the human body. Topics will include fundamental principles of cell and tissue structure, gross anatomical and physiological organization, electrochemical communication systems and muscle physiology. This is a laboratory course that involves hands-on or simulated laboratory experiences. Prior learning in basic algebra, and chemistry or biology are recommended.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BIO 2012 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II

    Credits: 4
    This is the second semester of a two-semester course that examines the structure and functions of the human body emphasizing and building upon the concepts learned in Human Anatomy & Physiology I. Topics will include special senses, endocrine system, blood, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system and reproductive system. The course includes a lab.

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    BIO 1140 - Human Biology

    Credits: 3
    A survey of human anatomy and physiology. Topics will include the organization and structure of the major body systems, including muscular, skeletal, nervous, circulatory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, and reproductive. Emphasis placed on the integration of bodily processes and the impact of technology on human biology.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BIO 1210 - Introduction to Biology

    Credits: 4
    An introduction to biological principles and concepts. Topics include cell biology, genetics, physiology, evolution, and ecology. These topics will be studied in a diversity of organisms, including microbes, protists, fungi, plants, and representative animal groups. Includes a lab.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BIO 1030 - Introduction to Nutrition

    Credits: 3
    This course introduces students to the physiological basis of nutrition and evaluates dietary requirements. Emphasis is placed on metabolism, digestion, and nutrients used in the human body and the nutrition involved in health, disease, and aging.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BIO 1212 - Introductory Biology: Cells & Genetic Basis of Life

    Credits: 4
    In this introductory biology course, students will explore the “process of science” with hands-on field and laboratory experiments. Topics in this course include the chemistry of life, cell structure and function, cell reproduction, classical and molecular bases of inheritance, and DNA technology. (Students needing a full year of introductory biology should also complete BIO-1211.)

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BIO 1211 - Introductory Biology: Ecology & Evolution

    Credits: 4
    In this introductory biology course, students explore the “process of science” with hands-on field and laboratory experiments. Concepts in the evolutionary history of biological diversity, ecology and the biosphere, and conservation biology are covered in this course. (Students needing a full year of introductory biology should also complete BIO-1212.)

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BIO 2330 - Principles of Animal Behavior

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to the intelligence, instincts, and action patterns of animals, with attention to both general theories of animal behavior and specific case studies selected by students. Field trips are recommended. Prior learning in biology is strongly recommended.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BIO 2260 - Principles of Conservation Biology

    Credits: 3
    This course examines patterns of biodiversity across levels of scale ranging from local to global. Students apply principles of population biology, community dynamics, ecosystem resilience, and landscape ecology in classroom discussions and field investigations. The course also explores social and economic issues related to biodiversity loss. Prior study in biology or environmental science is recommended. 

    Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra  or equivalent


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    BIO 1250 - Wildlife Ecology

    Credits: 3
    This course is the study of the ecology and life histories of common animal species and their habitats. The underlying scientific and technical principles will be examined as they relate to wildlife conservation efforts by federal, state, and private agencies. This course places special emphasis on Vermont’s wildlife.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BUS 1230 - Advertising

    Credits: 3
    This course examines a variety of advertising media: newspapers, television, direct mail, magazines, radio, and others. Includes terminology, advertising plans and budgets, sample ads, and strategies for assessing the effectiveness of advertising. Explores the relationship between advertising and its social and cultural climate.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BUS 2010 - Concepts of Project Management

    Credits: 3
    This course provides a comprehensive overview of project management focusing on developing skills needed for working within a project team. Students will examine the stages of a project in chronological order and learn how they interrelate. Topics include roles of the manager and management team, project organization and planning process, and communications and negotiations. Students will apply concepts of project management by identifying requirements, addressing the needs, concerns and expectations of the stakeholders, and balancing project constraints such as scope, schedule, budget, resources, and risk. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to manage a project and should enroll in this course near the end of their degree programs.

    Prerequisites: 45 credits of college level learning or advisor permission


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    BUS 2330 - Conflict Management

    Credits: 1
    Students assess their style of conflict management and learn skills needed for the creative management of interpersonal conflict. Covers business and personal applications.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BUS 1370 - Customer Service

    Credits: 3
    In this course students explore strategies for achieving customer retention and performance improvement for organizations across a wide variety of industries. Students analyze factors that ensure customer loyalty and consistent revenue growth retention while developing the individual skills necessary to implement an effective customer service strategy. Students will be prepared to earn the Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCEP) certification from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA).


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    BUS 2340 - Effective Hiring & Performance Management

    Credits: 1
    Examination of hiring, performance review, and dismissal of employees. Surveys interviewing techniques, evaluation criteria, local and state work-related laws, due process, and legal and ethical issues.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BUS 2435 - Employment Compensation and Benefits

    Credits: 3
    This course examines the design of strategic compensation and benefits structures that meet organizational goals and increase efficacy through employee recruitment, engagement, and retention. Students will explore the relationship between positions and compensation, including consideration of requisite knowledge, skills, and task analysis. Additional topics include demographic and industry changes impacting the workforce, the role of performance measures and incentives, and non-monetary compensation. Recommended prior learning: Human Resource Management.


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    BUS 2445 - Employment Law

    Credits: 3
    This course examines employment law and prevention of discriminatory practices in all areas of employment. Students will gain familiarity with both federal and state laws governing employment and will develop a personal approach for maintaining current knowledge within their field. Legal procedures for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, promoting, and dismissing employees will be emphasized. The development of organizational policies which ensure organizational adherence to employment laws will also be discussed.

    Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Human Resource Management.


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    BUS 2715 - Entrepreneurship: Business Planning for Startups

    Credits: 3
    This course provides a practical, hands-on introduction and survey of entrepreneurial concepts and elements required for successful small business start-up. Students are exposed to entrepreneurship as an alternative business career track and learn about new venture start-up. Students learn how to develop an effective feasibility and business plan from a founder’s perspective that includes research, financing, marketing, and an assessment of competitive advantage. 

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BUS 1119 - Finance for Entrepreneurs

    Credits: 1
    This course provides an overview of the financial strategies, concepts, and tools used by entrepreneurs. Students will explore common challenges faced by entrepreneurs and examine the elements used in financial forecasting, planning, and analysis for effective decision making. The course will address various approaches to valuing the small business venture and examine sources of financing.


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    BUS 1130 - Fundamentals of Selling

    Credits: 1
    Exposes students to the various aspects of sales and product promotion. Topics include relationship selling, product promotion, customer service, the sales cycle and strategies for closing the sale.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BUS 1190 - Health & Safety in the Work Environment

    Credits: 3
    This course introduces students to equipment, practices, and procedures that promote a healthy, safe, and secure work environment. Components of this course include safety culture, environmental regulations and enforcement, corporate responsibility, risk analysis and communication, facility and transportation management, hazardous waste management, and emergency planning and response.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BUS 2410 - Human Resource Management

    Credits: 3
    This course examines the critical issues and the strategic questions that must be considered when managing diverse groups of people in today’s workplace. Topics include: selecting, training, and evaluating personnel; compensation; health and safety; bargaining units; motivation; morale; and human relations.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BUS 1115 - Initiating and Managing Entrepreneurial Growth

    Credits: 1
    This course focuses on the decisions and actions entrepreneurs take in recognizing, evaluating, and choosing growth opportunities including acquiring and managing resources. The course examines entrepreneurial management challenges that are typical of business start-ups and those in early stages of growth.


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    BUS 1010 - Introduction to Business

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to the characteristics, organization, and operation of business, including organization and management, production planning and control, marketing, finance, day-to-day operations in the areas of accounting, personnel, research and development, and management information systems.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other course prerequisites required.


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    BUS 2440 - Introduction to Business Law

    Credits: 3
    This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices of law as it applies to business operations and the legel and constitutional environment of business. The course focuses on contract law, the Uniform Commercial Code, negotiable instruments, commercial transactions, debtor and creditor rights, bankruptcy, and agency relationships.


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    BUS 1135 - Introduction to Digital Marketing

    Credits: 3
    This course provides an overview of the business value of digital marketing and ways it can be used to attract, convert, and retain customers. Students will be introduced to the broad array of digital interactive marketing programs used to achieve business goals, including search engine optimization, online display advertising, email marketing, site optimization, social media, mobile marketing, and online analytics. Students will learn the key differences between digital and non-digital marketing and the advantages and disadvantages of both. Topics include the critical metrics used to assess and improve marketing campaigns, including methodologies for tracking the impact of online channels such as e-mail, paid search (pay-per-click), organic search (SEO), and display/banner ads.

    Prerequisites: Students must meet basic skills policy requirements. No other prerequisites required. 


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