Feb 21, 2020  
Catalog 2014-2015 
    
Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


The courses listed in this Catalog are all the courses that CCV has approved for the 2014-15 academic year. Though approved, some of these courses may not be offered during the ‘14-‘15 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 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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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.   

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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 criminal background check


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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.

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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:  ,  ,  , CPR/First Aid, and criminal background check


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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.

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    AHS 1015 - Introduction to Health Information Systems

    Credits: 3
    Introduces students to fundamental theories of data management in the healthcare setting. Historical and current recordkeeping practices will be explored as well as a basic overview of health care delivery systems. Topics include the role of accrediting and regulatory agencies, facility and staff organization, health record content, record management, and the transition to an electronic patient record.

    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 Billing & Coding I

    Credits: 3
    This course examines the medical insurance industry, history of medical insurance, and emergence of managed care, HMOs, and PPOs. Students will apply medical insurance vocabulary as it relates to common health care programs and use Physician’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), ICD-10-CM and HCPCS, to correctly bill and code visits and procedures for reimbursement.

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    AHS 2122 - Medical Billing & Coding II

    Credits: 3
    This course is a continuation of Medical Billing & Coding I. The primary focus is on reviewing and assigning the correct codes for physician services, procedures and diagnoses for medical claims. Students will learn to assign codes and to apply billing reimbursement guidelines through the application of CPT, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for billing professional medical services to insurance companies. This course prepares students to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

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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 2120 - Wellness for Life

    Credits: 3
    This course investigates the components involved in developing a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on the physical nature of wellness. Attention is principally devoted to the components of fitness to include cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. In addition, an overview of dietary practices and nutrition, protecting oneself from disease including coronary heart disease, cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS and making responsible decisions regarding controlled substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs will be covered.

    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 1020 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology

    Credits: 3
    A survey of the basic issues, concepts, theories and methods of physical anthropology. Through the processes of scientific inquiry, students will learn to think critically about human origins and diversity. Students will gain an appreciation for the relationships between primatology, paleoanthropology, and the study of human biological variation and adaptation.

    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 2010 - 3D Applications

    Credits: 3
    This course introduces the student to the concepts of three-dimensional drafting. Object creation, coordinate systems, and viewing commands are applied to the generation of working drawings.

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    ARC 1111 - Architectural Drafting I

    Credits: 3
    Basic instruction in architectural graphics and use of drafting equipment. Includes basic concepts of functional plan layout and materials specification.

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


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    ARC 1212 - CAD II

    Credits: 3
    A continuation of Computer-Aided Drafting I with emphasis on three-dimensional aspects and basic CAD programming. The student is required to modify drawings with the use of commands designed to rotate, scale, and transform; to edit drawings; and to use different pens and layers in drawings.

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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 2242 - Acrylic Painting II

    Credits: 3
    Further study of acrylic painting methods using a variety of painting surfaces. Students will develop greater technical proficiency and further explore the possibilities of the medium.

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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 2121 - Calligraphy

    Credits: 3
    Introduces fine calligraphic hands and surveys the history of handwriting as an art. Concentrates on the italic style but introduces other alphabets. Includes use of color, design, and layout principles, and integration of calligraphy into other art forms.

    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 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
    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. Introductory computer skills required.

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


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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.

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    ART 1250 - Introduction to Book Arts

    Credits: 3
    Students will explore a variety of manual bookbinding techniques to create one-of-a-kind books, including oriental bindings, accordions and Coptic bindings. The use of adhesives will be discussed and practiced. Students will 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 1220 - Introduction to Fine Crafts

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to traditional and contemporary crafts. Students will use materials such as paper, fiber, glass, metals, reed, and mixed media to create craft objects. Emphasis will be on design, technique, and critiques of original work.

    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 1260 - Introduction to Paper Arts

    Credits: 3
    Students in this course will explore a variety of paper arts techniques, such as paper making, paste paper painting, weaving, simple bookbinding, papersculpting, papier-mache, collage, simple printing processes, and origami. Students will also investigate the historical and socioeconomic significance of paper.

    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 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 2032 - Life Drawing II

    Credits: 3
    Students who are familiar with the fundamentals of life drawing will apply a more detailed knowledge of anatomy to expand and refine techniques of drawing the human figure, working from live models.

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    ART 2226 - Multimedia & Graphic Design Project Management

    Credits: 3


    This course explores various roles and functions of professionals involved in the development and management of graphic design and multimedia communications projects and their interaction with clients, designers, and other employers. Students create comprehensive projects that showcase their skills in all aspects of multimedia communications and graphic design to be displayed in traditional and digital portfolio formats. This course should be taken within the last two semesters of a student’s program.

     

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    ART 1131 - Oil Painting I

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

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    ART 1132 - Oil Painting II

    Credits: 3
    Further study of oil painting methods using a variety of painting surfaces. Students will develop greater technical proficiency and further explore the possibilities of the medium.

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    ART 1102 - Pastels II

    Credits: 3
    Further study of the skills and techniques of painting and drawing with pastels. Students will explore and apply pastel techniques to continue to develop skills. Covers a variety of subject matter, including detailed studies of examples.

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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 Development

    Credits: 3


    In this course, students will develop and refine a portfolio of visual art work to be used for a variety of purposes such as gallery and exhibition submissions, scholarship opportunities, professional job applications in visual art fields, and transfer to four-year art programs. Students will explore career opportunities in the visual arts, think critically about their own and fellow students’ work, and write artist statements. Students will be required to present their work in traditional and digital portfolio formats. Access to a computer and general computer familiarity are required.


     

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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
    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 1121 - Watercolor Painting I

    Credits: 3
    Covers material, skills, and techniques in the watercolor medium including preparation steps, color choice, composition, and texture. Explores aesthetics, technical problems, and possibilities of the medium.

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    ART 1122 - Watercolor Painting II

    Credits: 3
    Further study of the materials, skills, and techniques of the watercolor medium. Building on a working knowledge of the medium, students continue to develop their skills.

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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 1410 - Critical Appreciation of Photography

    Credits: 3
    Exploration of photography as an art form: its historical development, technical and aesthetic elements and the work of acknowledged masters. Students will study design, composition and technical aspects of photographs to enhance their critical skills in photographing and viewing their own works and those of others.

    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 2250 - Aquatic 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 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 1260 - Dinosaurs

    Credits: 3
    In this course students will be introduced to the study of dinosaurs during the Mesozoic era. Some questions to be explored are: What are dinosaurs? How were dinosaurs discovered? When, where and how did they live? What was their Mesozoic world like? What was their anatomy? How are they related to birds? Why did dinosaurs go extinct?

    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 provides a comprehensive study of the basic principles of microbiology. A brief survey of the history of science is given. Emphasis is placed on understanding the variety and differences of microbes and their relationship to humans. Laboratory study accompanies the course and the successful completion of lab exercises is a partial requirement for the course. Prior learning in Basic Chemistry Workshop or biology equivalent is strongly recommended.

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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 2360 - Fossils, Evolution, Environments: Four Billion Years of Life on Earth

    Credits: 3
    Examines the history of life on earth. Topics to be covered include the nature and origin of life, evolution, ecosystems, the characteristics and evolution of living organisms, the succession of living communities and their environments, and the environmental impacts of pollution, resource depletion, and humans. Prior learning in biology strongly recommended.

    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 Chemistry Workshop or biology equivalent is strongly recommended.

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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 1020 - Introduction to Environmental Biology

    Credits: 4
    This course is intended to introduce students to the fundamentals of environmental biology. It is an introduction to the structure and biota of several aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and students investigate why species occupy specific habitats. The course includes an introduction to Vermont’s aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, spatial and temporal changes in ecosystems and species, critical observation and interpretation of landscapes. The course will stress communication skills, as well as critical thinking and teamwork.

    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 2350 - Introduction to Ornithology

    Credits: 3
    The evolution of birds, their general anatomy and physiology, the dynamics of flight, and the ecological and geographical aspects of bird life will be studied. Field trips are recommended.

    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 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 2250 - Business Ethics

    Credits: 3
    This course examines ethical dilemmas in the context of both the small business and the larger corporation, while developing written and oral skills of ethical argument. Case studies will be used.

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    BUS 1801 - Business Internship I

    Credits: 3
    This course connects classroom learning to experience in a workplace setting. Students will design a field study that meets their personal and professional goals. The classroom component may include critical analysis and reflection on an occupation, service to the community, exploration of the roles and responsibilities of citizens, and making connections between learning and the field study. The course consists of at least 15 hours of class time and 80 hours in the field.

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    BUS 2802 - Business Internship II

    Credits: 3
    Through this capstone course, students will discover how methods and techniques of applied and theoretical business practices are used to address business challenges in order to remain profitable. Students will partner with a local non-profit organization or business and design a project to address a current business need such as competing in a global economy, understanding and meeting customer needs, recruiting and retaining qualified employees, mastering ever-changing technology, or improving operational efficiency. Students will present their results in a final project. This course must be taken after all core courses are successfully completed.

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    BUS 2450 - Business Law

    Credits: 4
    Fundamentals, principles, and practices of law as they apply to business operations: state and federal regulations, consumer law, contracts, business forms (partnerships and corporations), sales and warranties, commercial transactions, tort liability, tax considerations, and bankruptcy.

    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 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 2350 - Effective Leadership

    Credits: 1
    This course explores the nature and elements of effective leadership. Topics covered will include leadership styles, strategic application of leadership approaches, situational leadership, and behavior in organizations.

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


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    BUS 2715 - Entrepreneurship: New Topics in Business Venturing

    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 will be exposed to entrepreneurship as an alternative business career track and will learn about new venture start-up, personal traits which enhance success, the concept of risk, and the need for planning, research, financing, competitive advantage and effective feasibility evaluation from a founder’s perspective.

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


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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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