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ACC 101 - Financial Accounting
This course presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements, primarily for users external to a business enterprise organized as a corporation. Students study the forms of business organization and the common transactions entered into by businesses. The emphasis is on understanding and applying basic accounting principles and other concepts that guide the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a corporation. The procedures of how to analyze and interpret historical financial statements, as well, and the limitations of using these in making forward-looking business decisions is included. The primary content emphasis will be accounting for current assets and liabilities, long-term assets and liabilities, corporations, cash flow statements, and financial statement analyses. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): BUS 903 Lecture/Lab Hours 4 lec/week
ACC 102 - Managerial Accounting
This course presents accounting as a system of producing information for use in internally managing a business. The course emphasizes the identification, accumulation, and interpretation of information for planning, controlling, and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Included is the identification and measurement of the costs of producing goods or services and how to analyze and control these costs. Decision models commonly used in making specific short-term and long-term business decisions also are included. Prerequisite: ACC 101 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): BUS 904 Lecture/Lab Hours 4 lec/week
ACC 201 - Intermediate Accounting I
This course provides an in-depth analysis of the theory, concepts, and procedures underlying the preparation of external financial accounting statements and reports for corporate organizations. Accounting principles and concepts are analyzed and developed from a theoretical, conceptual, and historical environment and are then applied to specific business, transaction, and decision situations. Topical coverage includes: review of the financial accounting process; statements of income, retained earnings, cash flows, and balance sheet; time value of money concepts; cash and receivables; valuation of inventories; acquisition and disposition of property, plant, and equipment: depreciation and depletion; and intangible assets. Prerequisite: ACC 102 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours 4 lec/week
ACC 202 - Intermediate Accounting II
This course (a continuation of Intermediate Accounting I) provides an in-depth analysis of the theory, concepts, and procedures underlying the preparation of external financial statements and reports for corporate organizations. Accounting principles and concepts are analyzed, developed, and then applied to specific business decision situations. A thorough examination of long-term liabilities, stockholders equity, accounting changes, financial analysis and financial reporting through both manual and automated accounting systems is developed. Prerequisite: ACC 201 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours 4 lec/week
ACC 203 - Cost Accounting
A study of managerial and cost accounting concepts in planning, control and decision-making. Topics include product costing, cost drivers, cost-volume-profit analysis, activity based costing, budgets, standard costs, just-in-time applications and capital budgeting issues. Prerequisite: ACC 102 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec/week
ACC 204 - Tax Accounting
This course provides an introductory study of the current federal revenue acts as they relate primarily to individual income tax theory and practice. Topical coverage includes the individual income tax return, gross income inclusions and exclusions, business expenses and retirement plans, self-employed and employee expenses, itemized and other deductions, credits and special taxes, accounting periods, accounting methods, depreciation, capital gains and losses, and payroll taxes. In addition to individual income tax theory and practice, an overview of partnership and taxation, corporate taxation, and tax administration and planning is provided. Prerequisite: ACC 101 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec/week
ACC 205 - Accounting Information Systems
Accounting Information Systems examines the relationships and distinctions between accounting information systems (AIS) and the total management information system (MIS) environment, with major emphasis on computerized AIS. The AIS course will explore, in detail, several typical AIS application sub-systems, such as: (a) order entry/sales, (b) billing/receivables/cash receipts, (c) inventory, (d) purchasing/payables/cash disbursements, (e) payroll, and (f) materials planning/production. Major themes throughout the AIS course will focus upon: (a) oral and written communication, (b) objectives and procedures of internal control, 8 typical business documents and reports, (d) proper systems documentation through charting devices, and (e) systems analysis and design methodologies. Additional specific AIS themes to be explored include: (a) The impact of emerging information technologies on the AIS and related systems; (b) The implications of business process re-engineering initiatives on AIS design, implementation, and management; and (c) Preparing to be, as an accountant, an effective user, evaluator , and developer of accounting information systems. Prerequisite: ACC 102 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec/week.
ACC 207 - Acct/Gov & Not-For-Profit Org
This course covers the basic accounting concepts and issues associated with non-profit and governmental organizations. The primary focus is on municipal accounting applications, funds, governmental activities, and business-type activities. Prerequisite: ACC 102 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec/week
AGR 102 - Intro to Agricultural Econ
An introduction to the principles of economics including production principles; production costs, supply and revenue; profit maximization; consumption and demand; price elasticity; market price determination; and competitive versus noncompetitive market models. These principles are applied to agriculture and the role of agriculture in the United States and world economies. Other topics include a survey of the world food situation; natural, human and capital resources; commodity product marketing; and agricultural problems and policies. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG 901 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
AGR 109 - Soil Science
An introduction to the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soils; the origin, classification, and distribution of soils and their influence on people and food production; the management and conservation of soils; and the environmental impact of soil use. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG904 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec, /2 lab hours/week
AGR 116 - Animal Science
The application of the sciences of genetics, physiology and nutrition to the improvement of the animal industries and an introduction to management and production practices. Includes animal breeds, breeding and selection, products and marketing; production technology and economics; animal behavior; and current issues in animal science. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG902 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec,/2 lab hours/week
AGR 130 - Intro to Agr Mechanics
An introduction to agricultural power (engines, hydraulics, calibrations, and agricultural equipment), agricultural electrification and applications (circuits, motors, and controls), agricultural structures (plans, loads, construction materials and layout and design), metal fabrication and soil and water conservation (surveying, mapping, drainage and conservation structures). Prerequisite: None Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG906 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/2 lab/week
AGR 142 - Prin of Ornamental Horticultur
This course is an introduction to the principles and practices in the development, production and use of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, greenhouse, turf, nursery, floral and landscape). Includes the classification, structure, growth and development, and environmental influences on horticultural plants; horticultural technology; and an introduction to the horticultural industries. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec/week
AGR 150 - Intro to Ag Bus Management
Organization and structure of agricultural businesses; resource evaluation, policy development and implementation, functions of management, and laws and taxes that affect business. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
AGR 155 - Intro to AG Marketing & Stds
Survey of approaches to marketing agricultural products; implications for the producer, consumer, processor, and government; use of grain grading and standardization equipment. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
AGR 160 - Agricultural Salesmanship
The course provides an introduction to the basic principles underlying the sales process in agricultural farm supply and practical application and development of sales techniques. Basic to the course is an understanding of the salesperson's obligation to self, his or her company, and his or her customer. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
AGR 199 - Ag Issues & Perceptions
This course is designed to increase the understanding, awareness, and critical analysis of today's top agricultural issues and their impact upon the social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of society. Agricultural issues include, but are not limited to: environment, animal welfare, crop production, biotechnology, trade and policy, water quality and a changing consumer attitude towards agriculture and food production. Students will be able to discuss and inform on topics both in a written and oral format after competition of course. Course is designed to include weekly on-line readings, weekly discussion board postings, and viewing of topic videos and/or expert testimony videos. Prerequisite: None 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
AGR 201 - Plant Science
This introductory course covers the basic principles of plant growth including human and environmental influences and the theoretical and practical application of agronomic principles to crop production. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG903 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec,/2 lab hours/week
ART 100 - Media Arts
This course is designed to provide students with the necessary computer and design skills to begin a career in graphic design. Various personal and corporate projects on the computer will deal with the generation and manipulation of images as they relate to design layout and production. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 101 - 2-D Design Foundations
An introduction to two-dimensional design through the analysis of visual principles as they apply to design problems. Design problem solving in the studio and on the computer will be accompanied by lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. This is a foundation course for commercial, architectural, and fine arts students. An introduction to color theory is included. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 102 - 3-D Design Foundations
The study of form and structure in three dimensions covering the relationships of masses, lines, texture, and color will be accompanied by lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. Prerequisite: ART 101 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 103 - Digital Photography
An overview of the basic concepts of camera control, lighting and composition for digital photography will be presented as well as shooting techniques for both still and video photography. File management, compression, image manipulation, and printing, of digital images will be included. Prerequisites: None 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 105 - Motion Graphics
Motion graphics seamlessly combines various forms of media to create original and compelling visual art. In this course, students will gain a thorough understanding of input/output techniques, special effects, image compositing, and motion graphics. Students will also learn about the production timeline and graphical requirements of a multimedia project by demonstrating the manipulation of digital images in a studio environment. Students will also use 2D and 3D special effects to produce a television commercial. Prerequisites: ART 100 or ART 230 with a grade of "C" or better 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 106 - Introduction to Computer Arts
This course is designed to provide students with the necessary computer skills to enhance their repertoire of available artistic media. Various projects ranging in content from design oriented to fine arts oriented will deal with the generation and manipulation of computer-generated imagery, using the Photoshop program. Projects will build on design skills learned in ART 101 while emphasizing Photoshop as an artistic tool. Students will finish the course with proficiency of both skill and knowledge of the Photoshop software program. Prerequisite: ART 101 and ART 113 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 107 - Digital Drawing
Students will learn how to see a three-dimensional space and translate it to a two-dimensional surface through traditional drawing techniques. Instead of traditional drawing media, however, students will use pressure sensitive pens, tablets and software to input what they see into a computer. Prerequisites: None 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 113 - Basic Drawing I
An introduction to drawing through the use of various black and white media, with an emphasis on observational representation through descriptive and expressive means. Topics to be covered include gesture, line, value, perspective, texture, and composition. Class sessions will be accompanied by lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 114 - Basic Drawing II
An investigation of drawing through the use of color, with an emphasis on observational representation and thematic development through descriptive and expressive means. Topics to be covered include gesture, line, value, perspective, texture, composition, color theory and conceptual exploration. Class sessions will be accompanied by lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. Prerequisite: ART 113 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 118 - Survey of Non-Western Art
A survey of the visual arts (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, applied arts and architecture) in Non-Western societies including Africa, Islamic Middle East, South Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Oceania, North, Central and South America. Examines works of art as expressions of the ideas and beliefs of people within their cultural and social contexts. Designed as a humanities elective or requirement for the non-art major. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): F2 903N Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ART 119 - Survey of Western Art
A survey of the history of art forms and aesthetic intentions of various cultures, designed as a humanities elective or requirement for the non-art major. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): F2 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ART 120 - Prehistoric thru Medieval Art
This course is intended to fulfill the art history requirements for the art major, but is open to the public. Slide lectures stressing the major periods and styles in paintings, sculptures and architecture of prehistoric and ancient civilized cultures. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): F2 901 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec/week
ART 121 - Renaissance thru Romantic Art
This course is intended to fulfill the art history requirements for the art major, but also meets humanities requirements as well. Slide lectures examine the major artistic trends that begin with the artistic Renaissance of the 15th century and continue through the Enlightenment of the 18th century. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): F2 902 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec/week
ART 122 - Modern Art
This course is intended to fulfill the art history requirements for the art major, but is open to the public. Slide lectures covering the major movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Europe and the United States and the impact of the new technology on painting, sculpture and architecture. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): F2 902 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec/week
ART 202 - Watercolor Painting I
An introduction to watercolor painting with an emphasis on observational representation and thematic development through descriptive and expressive means. Topics will include the nature of the watercolor media, brush selection, support preparation, color theory, and techniques of application. Prerequisite: For art majors, ART 101, ART 113 and ART 114 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 203 - Oil Painting I
An investigation of oil painting with emphasis on observational representation and thematic development through descriptive and expressive means. Topics to be covered include composition, color theory and conceptual exploration. Class sessions will be accompanied by lectures, demonstrations and critiques. Prerequisite: For art majors, ART 101, ART 113 and ART 114 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 204 - Oil Painting II
A further investigation of oil painting with emphasis on observational representation and thematic development through descriptive and expressive means. Topics to be covered include preparation of painting surfaces, creation and use of various painting mediums, composition, color theory and conceptual exploration. Class sessions will be accompanied by lectures, demonstrations and critiques. Prerequisite: ART 203 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 213 - Life Drawing I
An introduction to drawing the human figure through the use of various black and white media. Topics to be covered include basic drawing concepts, structural anatomy, proportions, movement and pictorial form. Prerequisite: ART 101 and ART 113 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 214 - Life Drawing II
An exploration of figure drawing through the use of various color media. Topics to be covered include: basic drawing concepts, structural anatomy, proportions, movement and pictorial form. Prerequisite: ART 101, ART 113 and ART 213 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 225 - Photography I
To provide an overview of the basic concepts of black and white photography and to provide an introduction to photographic equipment selection and use. To introduce basic photographic techniques and image processing (wet and/or digital), film development, print enlargements, finishing and mounting techniques. Students will gain an understanding in how to solve Visual Problems through their photographic experiences, making photographs as a tool for learning and possible consideration for employment in the photographic field and to develop an appreciation of photography as an art form. A brief overview of the history of photography will be covered. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 230 - Graphic Design
This course is designed to provide the students with the necessary computer and design skills to begin a career in graphic design. Various personal and corporate projects on the computer will deal with the generation and manipulation of design images as they relate to layout and production. Prerequisite: ART 101 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 231 - Graphic Design II
Fundamentals of advertising and design. Students continue with advanced studies of design principles, research and formats and layout, and create advertising and editorial designs for magazines and books. Computer graphics software will be used. Prerequisite: ART 230 or ART 100 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 236 - Film and Video
The course will cover both the production of video and sound and how to use the medium as a communication tool. Students taking this course will be introduced to what is required for a career in video and audio media communications and methods to create video programming at a professional level. Prerequisite: ART 100 or ART 230 with a grade of "C" or better 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 237 - Image & Sound Recording
Production techniques for digital photography, videography, and sound recording will be presented. Advanced principles of lighting and camera control for still and video image acquisition will be examined as well as sound recording for video. Emphasis will be on composition, camera skills, sound recording and mixing that make the product more flattering, more marketable, and more creative. Prerequisite: ART 103 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 238 - Interactive Media Design
Students will learn how sound, images, text and animation work together dynamically to entertain and educate. Students will continue with advanced studies of design principles and apply them to design of web sites. CD and DVD ROMs, kiosks, and mobile media to advertising and product marketing. Prerequisite: ART 100 or ART 230 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 250 - Sculpture I
An introduction to the basic tools, techniques, materials and thought processes that go into the creation of sculpture. Participants will have the opportunity to create works using techniques such as assemblage, carving, construction, clay modeling, plaster casting, and soldering. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 251 - Sculpture II
Three-dimensional form as a means of expression will be explored through a variety of materials. Concepts of volume and mass, positive and negative space, surface texture and line will be emphasized in producing a unified work of art. Prerequisite: ART 250 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ART 271 - Portfolio & Prof Art Practices
Instruction in and preparation of a digital visual portfolio with accompanying written documentation for application to four-year universities, professional art shows and job applications within the art field. Preparation of personal work and written documentation for exhibition purposes culminating in a student prepared group exhibition in the college gallery. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. This course is for Art Majors. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week
ART 299 - Topics/Issues in Graphic Desig
A study of a special topic or current issue relating to graphic design. Topics will vary from semester to semester and will be listed in the course schedule. The course may be repeated when topics vary. This course may be taken three times for a maximum of 12 credits. (Topic to be listed on student’s permanent academic record). Prerequisite: None 1 to 4 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be taken three times for a maximum of 12 credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-4 lec/week
BIO 103 - Introductory Biology
An introduction to fundamental principles of biology including: nature of science, basic chemistry, the organization, structure and function of organisms, cell division, reproduction, genetics, evolution and ecology. The course is designed for the student with minimal science background. This course will satisfy science requirements for A.A., A.S. transfer, and A.A.S. degree students. (For non-science majors.) Credit will not be awarded for both BIO 103 and BIO 104. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): L1 900L Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec, 2 lab/week
BIO 104 - Introductory Biology
An introduction to fundamental principles of biology including: nature of science, basic chemistry, the organization, structure and function of organisms, cell division, reproduction, genetics, evolution and ecology. The course is designed for the student with minimal science background. This course will satisfy science requirements for A.A., A.S. transfer, and A.A.S. degree students. (For non-science majors.) Credit will not be awarded for both BIO 104 and BIO 103. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): L1 900 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec/week
BIO 105 - Principles of Biology
A survey of the basic principles of biology including nature of science, cells, structure and function of organisms, genetics, evolution and ecology. This course is designed to satisfy the biology requirement for general education and vocation-occupational curriculum majors. It provides a basis for understanding principles common to all major fields of biology for the science or professional major. This course along with BIO 123 (Introduction to Botany) and BIO 131 (General Zoology) is part of the three-semester sequence that satisfies the IAI 910 Biology requirement. Students who have completed BIO 105 with a grade of "C" or better will not receive credit for BIO 103 or BIO 104. 5 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): L1 910L, BIO 910 Lecture/Lab Hours 4 lec, 2 lab/week
BIO 108 - Intro to Human Anatomy/Physiol
A study of introductory chemistry, cells, tissues, and structure and function of organ systems including: digestive, respiratory, reproductive, urogenital, cardiovascular-lymphatic, musculoskeletal, nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec, 2 lab/week
BIO 109 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I
A study of introductory chemistry, cells, metabolic processes, the organization of tissues, the skeletal system, joints and articulation, the integumentary system, micro and macro organization of the nervous system, and somatic and special senses. Prerequisites: BIO 105 or BIO 108 with a grade of C or higher OR two years of high school biology with a C or higher within the last five years AND CHE 102 or CHE 103 or CHE 105 with a grade of C or higher OR one year of high school chemistry with a grade of C or higher within the last five years. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week
BIO 110 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
A continuation of BIO 109. BIO 110 is the study of the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, immune, lymphatic, and reproductive systems. Additionally, electrolyte, pH, and water balance and human development will be discussed. Prerequisite: BIO 109 with a grade of C 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week
BIO 111 - Introductory Microbiology
A study of the chemistry, structure, metabolism, growth, genetics, ecology, and disease causing abilities of microorganisms. Intensive laboratory exercises will stress aseptic technique, culturing, isolation and microorganism identification using a wide variety of diagnostic procedures. Prerequisite: BIO 105 with a grade of C or higher or BIO 108 with a grade of C, or higher or BIO 109 with a grade of C, or permission of instructor. Semester hour(s): 4 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 3 lab/week
BIO 120 - Environmental Health
An examination of the environmental effects on human physiological systems, resulting in diverse problems such as heart disease, cancer, and other health related concerns. This course is designed to assist the student in making informed, responsible decisions affecting personal and environmental wellness. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BIO 123 - Introduction to Botany
Activities, structure, methods of reproduction, relationships and uses of major types of plant life, with emphasis on flowering plants. This course is designed for the transfer student in agriculture, liberal arts, general education and science majors. This course along with BIO 105 (Principles of Biology) and BIO 131 (General Zoology) is part of the three-semester sequence that satisfies the IAI 910 Biology requirement. Prerequisite: BIO 105 5 Semester hour)s Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): L1 910 L, BIO 910 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec, 2 lab/week
BIO 131 - General Zoology
An introduction to the principles of classification of animals, followed by a systematic study of invertebrate and vertebrate animals including their morphology, physiology and natural history. Concepts of evolution, paleontology and ecology are discussed. This course along with BIO 105 (Principles of Biology and BIO 123 (Introduction to Botany) is part of the three semester sequence that satisfies the IAI 910 Biology requirement. Prerequisite: BIO 105 is required and MAT 115 or higher is recommended. 5 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): L1 910L, BIO 910 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec, 2 lab/week
BIO 140 - Environmental Biology
This course concentrates on critical thinking needed to evaluate contemporary environmental issues with the goal of helping students make informed decisions. Basic biology, chemistry, geology and ecological concepts including biogeochemical cycles, population growth, biodiversity and evolution will be tied to environmental topics such as human overpopulation, climate change, pollution, natural resource use and alternate energy sources. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): L1 905 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BIO 270 - Topics/Issues in Biology
A study of a special topic or current issue relating to biology. Topics will vary from semester to semester and will be listed in the course schedule. The course may be repeated when topics vary. This course may be taken three times for a maximum of 9 credits (Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record). This course is repeatable two times for a maximum of nine credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1, 2, or 3 lecture hours per 1, 2, 3 credits.
BUS 103 - Intro to Business
Introduction to Business provides a foundation of knowledge in business including an understanding of the basic processes of marketing, finance, production, accounting, information technology, human resource management and the relationships of business to our society and government and the global economy. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 105 - Fundamentals Personal Selling
An introduction to personal selling for those students whose main interest is in the field of marketing. This course will also provide the necessary skills of personal selling to potential salespeople so they may develop their growing responsibilities more efficiently and effectively to manage the entire value chain within their own organizations, with their suppliers, and with their customers. Potential salespeople will learn the sound skills of partnering and communication in order to develop and maintain strategic alliances within the regional, national, and international business communities. Integration of materials from other business and non-business disciplines will illustrate the application of theories in the practice of selling to deliver total quality. Potential salespeople will examine various methods in which salespeople employ technology to learn about, to connect with, and to build relationships with customers. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 106 - Business Mathematics I
This course develops an approach to the study of the fundamentals of computational skills used in business. These computational skills may be employed in business/commercial decision-making and in general quantitative business situations. Quantitative topics include reinforcement of fundamental arithmetic and mathematical processes, equations and word problems, percentages, decimals and fractions, product pricing and markup policies, bank reconciliations, notes and interest, payroll records, business inventory turnover, and insurance principles. Further topics include the study of business depreciation, business financial statements, business and personal insurance, corporate stocks and bonds, international business, compound interest applications, and business statistics. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 112 - Human Relations
Stresses development of the individual and inter-personal relationships applied to business and industry with emphasis upon values, communications, problem solving, motivation and leadership. In addition, human relations skills and organizational behavior concepts are developed within modern organization environments to understand behavior, performance, learning, perception, values, and diversity. Communications skills, conflict resolutions, power, politics, ethics, and team dynamics are presented and analyzed within modern organizations. Organizational development principles such as organizational change, global diversity, productivity, participative management, and time as well as career management skills are presented and applied. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 205 - Principles of Management
Principles of Management analyzes the organizing, planning and controlling of business activities and the directing of people to achieve the objectives of business by studying the current management theories. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 210 - Marketing
An examination of the fundamental principles and functions of marketing, with emphasis on the tools and techniques by which goods are transferred from producer to consumer, not-for-profit marketing, consumer behavior, organizational buying behavior and the relation of marketing to the economic and business structure. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 211 - Intro to Internatl Business
This course provides a survey of the world of international business. Topics of study include business operations in different cultures, the impact of geography upon business operations, an understanding of why products are the same or different in countries, varying business practices, as well as the impact of the Internet upon international business. Problems and practices in international business management activities will be analyzed. The issues include American management techniques in foreign settings, comparative management among different countries and the complexity introduced by the management of international companies. The course focuses on international organizational functioning to help the student gain a diversity of views. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 213 - Retailing
Retailing provides an analysis of current situations, trends and problems in the marketing of consumer goods on the retail level. Emphasis is placed on retail store policies and procedures, store operations and customer satisfaction. The continuing evolution of retailing is presented as a global, high-technology business which employs sophisticated communications and information systems to manage operations. Retailing is the set of business activities that adds value to the products and services sold to consumers for their personal and family use. Retailing strategies are presented along with merchandise management techniques and store management concepts and principles. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 214 - Business Statistics
This course is an introduction to business statistics in which methods of collection, presentation and interpretation of quantitative data is studied. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of data with such topics as averages, dispersion, probability, sampling, tests of significance and simple linear correlation being studied. Prerequisite: MAT 220 or MAT 221. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): BUS 901 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 216 - Advertising
The basic principles of advertising, planning and management as it relates to marketing, sequence, including a survey of the major groups of advertising media (printed, broadcast, positive and point-of purchase media) and their application. Emphasis will be placed on the campaign approach to advertising program. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 218 - Supervision Techniques
The Supervision Techniques course analyzes the processes and structures to prepare students to become supervisors in modern organizations. Topics of study include modern supervision challenges, functions of the supervisor, skills of the supervisor, and the supervisor's interaction with the organizations human resources function. Additional emphasis is placed upon the acquisition and development of modern supervisory skills in the workplace to include such skills as ethics, teamwork, diversity, goals, change, conflict, communication, motivation, leadership, organization, problem solving, and decision-making. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 222 - The Legal Environment of Bus
The legal environment law course is an introductory course to law and the judicial system. Topics covered in the course include federal law, securities, employment, labor relations, social environment laws, product liability and consumer protection. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 231 - Occupational Seminar I
A seminar designed to complement the student's initial placement in an approved working situation. Instructor approval required for enrollment. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 hours in major field courses. Concurrent enrollment in BUS 235. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week
BUS 232 - Occupational Seminar II
A seminar designed to prepare occupational students for permanent job placement. Instructor approval required for enrollment. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 hours in major field courses. Concurrent enrollment in BUS 236. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week
BUS 235 - Occupational Internship I
An occupational experience utilizing on-the-job training. All students are required to spend a minimum of 15 hours each week on the job. Instructor approval required for enrollment. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in BUS 231. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 15 hours internship/week
BUS 236 - Occupational Internship II
An occupational experience utilizing on-the-job training. All students are required to spend a minimum of 15 hours each week on the job. Instructor approval required for enrollment. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in BUS 232. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 15 hours internship/week
BUS 237 - Business & Managerial Ethics
This course will examine the basis of the ethical principles of utilitarianism, universalism, distributive justice and personal liberty. These principles will form the basis of ethical analysis of business and managerial cases and dilemmas in the business areas of accountancy, finance, information systems, marketing, management and international business. Professional codes of ethics related to these areas will also be examined. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 260 - Entrepreneurship Principles
Entrepreneurship Principles examines the various skills, habits and mindset essential for a successful entrepreneurial venture. Real world case studies will provide opportunities to analyze why certain businesses fail while others succeed. Students will also encounter exposure to a variety of entrepreneurship ventures through lectures, group discussions, and research that support growth in problem recognition, solution development, and the exploration of career options. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
BUS 270 - Topics/Issues in Business
A study of a special topic or current issue relating to business. Topics will vary from semester to semester and will be listed in the course schedule. The course may be repeated when topics vary. This course may be taken three times for a maximum of 12 credits. (Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.) 1, 2, 3, or 4 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be taken 3 times for a maximum of 12 credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-4 lec/week
CHE 102 - Introduction to Chemistry
A one semester general survey covering basic chemistry principles including topics in organic chemistry. In particular, emphasizing electronic structure and periodic law, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, chemical reactions and calculations, acids, bases, salts, and organic compounds. Depth of coverage is designed to meet the needs for the general education requirement and of students in areas such as nursing, home economics, and allied health. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 102(3 credits) and CHE 103(4 credits). 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P1 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CHE 103 - Introduction to Chemistry
A one semester general survey covering basic chemistry principles including topics in organic chemistry. In particular, emphasizing electronic structure and periodic law, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, chemical reactions and calculations, acids, bases, salts, and organic compounds. Depth of coverage is designed to meet the needs for the general education requirement and of students in areas such as nursing, home economics, and allied health. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 102(3 credits) and CHE 103(4 credits). 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P1 902L Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week
CHE 105 - General Chemistry I
This course involves the study of matter, measurements, the periodic table of the elements, atomic structure, basic concepts of quantum theory, bonding, stoichiometry of compounds and reactions, solution chemistry, introduction to acids and bases, thermochemistry, the gaseous state, and basic concepts of the liquid and solid states. This class is for chemistry, engineering, premedical, and science majors. Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry or CHE 103 or CHE 102. 5 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P1 902L, CHM 911 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 3 lab/week
CHE 106 - General Chemistry II
This course is a continuation of CHE 105. This course involves the study of solutions, acids and bases, equilibria, acid-base equilibria, solubility equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, coordination compounds, and nuclear chemistry. This class is for chemistry, engineering, premedical, and science majors. Prerequisite: CHE 105 5 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): CHM 912 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 3 lab/week
CHE 201 - Organic Chemistry I
This course covers the following topics: bonding; molecular structure and properties; reactivity and nomenclature of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols and ethers; stereochemistry; nucleophilic substitution and elimination reaction; infrared spectroscopy. Laboratory is required. Prerequisite: CHE 106 - General Chemistry II. Students should complete both CHE 201 and CHE 202 before transferring to another institution. Prerequisite: CHE 106 5 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): CHM 913 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 4 lab/week
CHE 202 - Organic Chemistry II
This course covers the following topics: Nomenclature, reactions, and synthesis of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, aromatic compounds; conjugated dienes, dicarbonyl compounds, amines, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, phenols, NMR spectroscopy and MS spectrometry. Laboratory is required. Prerequisite: CHE 201 5 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): CHM 914 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 4 lab/week
CIS 101 - Fund of Computer Info Systems
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of computer information systems through a comprehensive study of the development, history, growth, and application of the computer as a tool of information systems. The student will gain a functional understanding of computer hardware, systems software, storage devices, telecommunications, database theory and applications, operating systems, programming languages, software development, systems analysis and design, and management information systems. Issues of computer security, Internet, and ethics will be stressed throughout the course. The student will be provided with a balance of real-world applications and technical information of information systems. The student will participate in introductory computer laboratory exercises emphasizing word processing and electronic spreadsheet. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CIS 104 - Word Processing Software
This course will familiarize the user with advanced features of word processing. Course emphasis will include: document creation, document deleting and document printing, editing, formatting with fonts, margins, columns, citations, creating and formatting tables, graphics, themes and building blocks, merging, multipage, styles and templates, references, footnotes, integration with Excel and Access, building forms, collaborating and tracking documents customizing Word, Watermarks CIS 109 or consent of instructor 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/2 lab
CIS 106 - Spreadsheet Software
This introductory course is designed to acquaint the student with the process of using personal computers to solve spreadsheet problems. In addition to providing the student with a working knowledge of the basic and advanced capabilities of spreadsheet software, the student will be exposed to the use of problem-solving techniques for situations in which spreadsheet solutions are appropriate. Prerequisite: CIS 109 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
CIS 108 - Database Software
This introductory course is designed to acquaint the student with the use of Windows-based database management system to solve problems. In addition to providing the student with a working knowledge of the basic and advanced capabilities of a Windows database management system, the student will be exposed to the use of problem-solving techniques for situations in which database management solutions are appropriate. Prerequisite: CIS 109 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
CIS 109 - Introduction to Computers
This introductory course consists of the study of computer hardware, software, operating systems and communications, networking, Internet, systems and program development life cycles and their role in business decision making. The use of Internet, multimedia, security, and ethics will be emphasized throughout the course. In addition, laboratory experience will be gained with a survey of Microsoft Windows and business computer software applications programs in word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, presentation graphics, and Internet. Prerequisite: None. Students having no experience with computers are encouraged to first take OAS 103-Keyboarding. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): BUS 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
CIS 120 - Intro-Web Authoring Languages
This course is designed for persons interested in learning to design and author web pages, using HTML and CSS. None (CIS 109 recommended) 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CIS 123 - JavaScript Basics
This course is designed to enable the student to write simple JavaScript programs for use in web pages. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CIS 130 - Information Systems Management
This course is designed for students and managers who desire an overview of contemporary information systems technology management. Computer, telecommunications, and office systems management topics explain the relevant issues of effective management of information systems activities and highlight the areas of greatest potential application of the technology within corporate environments. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or 109 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CIS 132 - Cloud Productivity
This introductory course is designed to acquaint the student with the use of cloud-based office productivity applications for collaboration, file sharing, project management, note-taking, communication, and organization. Laboratory experience will be gained with a survey of tools including: Google Apps, Microsoft Office 365, Evernote, cloud-based drives, and web conferencing tools. Both desktop and mobile tools will be utilized when applicable. Best practices for the business office and security will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 109 (concurrent enrollment accepted), or consent of instructor. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/2 lab/week
CIS 136 - Intro Photo Editing Software
This course is designed to introduce the student to basic photo editing skills, using a popular photo editing software package. Topics will include layers, selection methods, retouching of photos, and preparing photos for use on the web. Prerequisite: CIS 109 or consent of instructor. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec, 2 lab/week
CIS 143 - Desktop Publishing Software
An introduction to desktop publishing in which students will learn to manipulate, edit, store and plot both text and graphic information. Students will also learn how to develop and use artistic graphics necessary to produce business forms, charts, reports, newsletters, brochures and magazines utilizing the microcomputer. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/4 lab
CIS 148 - Business Presentation Graphics
This course focuses on creating effective and attractive presentation media for business presentations. The student will learn the basics of a software package specifically designed for presentation graphics. In addition to providing the student with a working knowledge of the graphics capabilities of various software packages, the student will be exposed to the use of problem-solving techniques for situations in which graphic solutions are appropriate. Prerequisite: CIS 109 or consent of instructor. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: .5 lec, 1 lab/week
CIS 150 - Fund Bus Computer Programming
This course introduces students to programming logic, presenting the techniques of problem analysis and program design. Several business-oriented algorithms will be designed by the student using flowcharts, pseudocode and other programming logic tools. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CIS 151 - Network Certification
This course offers a hands-on approach to computer networking. Students will be introduced to a variety of networking hardware and software. Students will examine the application of networking hardware and software, and install, configure, and troubleshoot end to end networks. The course will introduce the most popular and recent technologies. This course is designed to prepare the successful student for the CompTIA N+ network certification. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec/2 lab
CIS 152 - Introduction to Networks (ITN)
This is the first of three courses designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will empower them to enter employment and/or further education and training in the computer networking field. Instruction includes, but is not limited to LANs, OSI model, cabling, cabling tools, switching, routing, IP addressing, and network standards. Particular emphasis is given to the use of decision-making and problem solving techniques to solve networking problems. Prerequisite: CIS 151 or approval of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec/2 lab
CIS 154 - Switching/Routing/Wireless Ess
This is the second of three courses designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will empower them to enter employment and/or further education and training in the computer networking field. Instruction includes, but is not limited to Switching Concepts, VLANs, STP, DHCP, LAN and WLAN Concepts, Routing and Troubleshooting Networks. Particular emphasis is given to the use of decision-making and problem solving techniques to solve networking problems. Prerequisite: CIS 152 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec/2 lab/week
CIS 156 - Enterprise Netw/Sec/Automation
This is the third of three courses designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will empower them to enter employment and/or further education and training in the computer networking field. Instruction includes, but is not limited to Single-Area OSPFv2 Concepts and Configuration, ACL Concepts, NAT, WAN Concepts, VPN, IPSec, Network Design, Network Troubleshooting, Network Virtualization, and Network Automation. Particular emphasis is given to the use of decision-making and problem solving techniques to solve networking problems. Prerequisite: CIS 154 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec/2 lab/week for 3 credits
CIS 167 - A+ Certification
This course offers a hands-on approach to microcomputer maintenance. This course will introduce a history of personal computer evolution as well as the most popular and recent technologies. Students will examine the personal computer; laptops and portable devices; current operating systems; printing & scanning techniques; basic networking; safety; and professionalism. This course is designed to prepare the successful student for the CompTIA A+ Essentials and A+ Technician exams. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
CIS 186 - Intro to Virtualization
This introduction to Virtualization course will prepare students with the skills required to evaluate and implement standard virtualization technologies. Students will explore creating a virtual machine, its benefits, and be able to describe types of virtualization used for data centers. Additionally, students will be able to describe virtualization, virtual machines, hypervisors, and various standard virtualization platform components and describe the concepts of server, network, storage, and desktop virtualization. Students will understand how individuals and businesses benefit from virtualization. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 109 or consent of instructor Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab hours: 2 lec/2 lab/week
CIS 187 - Intro to Cloud Computing
This introduction to Cloud Computing course will prepare students with the skills required to evaluate and implement standard cloud technologies. Students will implement, maintain, and deliver cloud technologies including network, storage, and virtualization technologies to create cloud solutions. This course will also teach students to manage workload migrations, manage cloud vendors to control costs, use automation and orchestration to bring business value from cloud solutions, and ensure security of cloud implementations using cybersecurity best practices. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 109 or consent of instructor Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab hours: 2 lec/2 lab/week
CIS 194 - Managing Modern Windows Device
This course is designed to teach you the foundation knowledge to accomplish the following technical tasks: deploy Windows; manage devices and data; configure connectivity; and maintain Windows. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 167 or instructor consent 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
CIS 197 - Security + Certification
This course offers a hands-on approach to network security principles. An in-depth overview of recognizing and protecting against risks and threats to an organization's electronic data will be addressed. The course will be delivered with a variety of videos, labs, text, lecture, and demonstrations. This course prepares students for the current CompTIA's Security+ Certification Exam. Prerequisite: CIS 151 or CIS 152 or CIS 167 (may be taken as co-requisite) or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) 2 lec/2 lab/week
CIS 207 - C++ Programming
This course teaches structured computer programming in the C++ language. It emphasizes structured design, and procedural and data abstraction. It covers the fundamental control structures and data types in C++. Prerequisite: An algebra prerequisite (either MAT 081 with a grade of C or higher or two years of high school algebra with grades of C or higher or appropriate placement score) and CIS 150 or previous programming experience. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): CS 911 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week Course delivery mode: face-to-face
CIS 208 - C++ Programming II
This course builds on the material in CIS 207 in teaching structured programming using the C++ programming language. It emphasizes abstract data types in addition to exploring sorting, searching, and recursion. Prerequisite: CIS 207 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): CS 912 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week. Course delivery mode: face-to-face
CIS 210 - Systems Analysis & Design
This course focuses on the analysis, design, implementation and documentation of complete business systems. Emphasis on project management and general management of business information systems will be presented. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 109 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CIS 214 - Computer Operating Systems
This course provides a theoretical approach to computer operating systems. New and old operating systems will be examined with emphasis on changes made in recent years. An exhaustive survey of operating systems in use in business today and how technicians maintain and support them will be completed. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 109 or consent of instructor. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CIS 220 - Computer Accounting
This course covers small business accounting using computer software. Topics include creating a chart of accounts, recording customer and vendor transactions, processing payroll, and printing reports. In addition, setting up a new company is covered as well as advanced topics such as exporting to spreadsheet software and using the computer software audit trail. Prerequisite: None. Recommend OAS 103 or CIS 109 and ACC 101. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec, 2 lab/week
CIS 229 - Database Management Systems
This course provides a theoretical approach to database management systems. Topics included are data security, web-enabled systems design and programming for systems, large-scale databases and data warehouses, system requirements, database performance, and SQL for database queries. Physical and logical database design and models will also be examined. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 109 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CIS 231 - Occupational Seminar I
A seminar designed to complement the student's initial placement in an approved working situation. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 hours in major field courses. Concurrent enrollment in CIS 235. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week
CIS 232 - Occupational Seminar II
A seminar designed to prepare occupational students for permanent job placement. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 hours in major field courses. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week
CIS 235 - Occupational Internship I
An occupational experience utilizing on-the-job training. All students are required to spend a minimum of 15 hours each week on the job. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CIS 231. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 15 lab/week
CIS 236 - Occupational Internship II
An occupational experience utilizing on-the-job training. All students are required to spend a minimum of 15 hours each week on the job. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CIS 232. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 15 lab/week
CIS 250 - Beginning Linux
This course is designed to enable students to install the Linux operating system. Students will become familiar with general Linux commands and directory structures. This course will include an introduction to Linux editors and programming. Prerequisite: CIS 151 or CIS 152 or CIS 167, (may be taken as co-requisites), or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CIS 257 - Cyber Security Analysis
This course provides the knowledge and skill required to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization, with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems within an organization. This course is aligned with the CompTIA CySA+ certification and prepares the student for the CompTIA CySA+ exam. Prerequisite: CIS 151 and CIS 197 (CIS 197 can be taken concurrently) Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab hours:2 lec/2 lab/week
CIS 290 - Introduction to Servers
This course offers a hands-on approach to servers. Topics will include server architecture, server administration, storage, security, networking, disaster recovery, and troubleshooting server hardware and software. This accelerated, hybrid course will combine lectures, labs, videos, simulations, and group and individual assignments. Prerequisite: CIS 194 or CIS 214, or approval from instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec/2 lab/week
CIS 291 - Intro to Windows Server Admin
This course is intended to provide an introduction to the Microsoft Server operating system. Topics will include how to install, configure, monitor and maintain Microsoft Servers. Additional topics will focus on how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory–related issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course teaches students how to deploy other Active Directory server roles, such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS). This accelerated, hybrid course will combine lectures, labs, videos, simulations, and group and individual assignments. Prerequisite: CIS 290 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec/2 lab/week
CIS 299 - Topics/Issues in Computer Info
A study of a special topic or current issue relating to computer information systems. Topics will vary from semester to semester and will be listed in the course schedule. The course may be repeated when topics vary. This course may be taken three times for a maximum of 12 credits (topic to be listed on student’s permanent academic record). Pre-requisite: CIS 101, 109, or consent of instructor. 1, 2, 3, or 4 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be taken three times for a maximum of 12 credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3-4 lec/week
CJS 101 - Intro to Criminal Justice
The course examines the history, development and philosophy of the American criminal justice system. It includes discussions of the types of agencies involved in the administration of criminal justice and policies and procedures followed by those agencies, using a general career-oriented approach. Specific lectures include those topics such as criminal law, criminal offenses and offenders, and agencies responsible for the prevention and control of crime. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): CRJ 901 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CJS 120 - Introduction to Corrections
The course is an introduction and analysis of punishment, custody and rehabilitation as administered by law enforcement, courts and corrections. Emphasis is placed on sociological study of the rehabilitation process. Includes visitations by practitioners and clients, as well as field trips to various types of institutions. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): CRJ 911 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CJS 130 - Criminal Investigation
The guidelines and requisites for criminal investigators are defined and developed through a general orientation examining both preliminary and supplementary criminal investigations. Specific types of crime are examined in terms of statutory elements, modus operandi , evidence development and collection, sources of information, interview and interrogation, suspect identification, reporting and courtroom presentation and procedure. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CJS 135 - Criminal Law
The factors relevant to resolution and decision in the bringing forth of criminal charges are developed within the adversary system. The basic principles of criminal liability are reviewed, laying the foundation for considering specific offenses against property, habitation and persons. Special consideration is given to the criminal law within Illinois. CJS 101 is recommended. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CJS 200 - Ethics in Criminal Justice
Ethics is the study of right and wrong, good and evil. It involves all aspects of who we are-our minds, hearts, relationships with each other, and the intentions and motives for our actions. During this course students will become more aware and open to moral and ethical issues in criminal justice and students learn to develop critical thinking and analytical skills causing them to be more personally responsible. The educational process of ethics is recognizing how criminal justice is engaged in a process of authority, coercive power and selective discretionary authority. This course will develop whole sight in creation of a vision of ethical and moral standards within the criminal justice environment. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CJS 208 - Juvenile Delinquency
The course is an analysis of the social and psychological factors of delinquent behavior. The practical application of theories of causation, prevention and rehabilitation is considered with regard to programs. The role of the juvenile police, corrections and probation officers is considered, as well as a look at the Illinois Juvenile Court Act. Prerequisite: None (CJS 101 is recommended.) 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): CRJ 914 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CJS 231 - Criminal Evidence & Procedure
Criminal evidence for police, types of evidence, criminal procedures in various courts, arrest, search and seizure, collection of evidence, discretion and related topics. Prerequisite: None. CJS 135 is recommended. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CJS 232 - Police and Patrol Operations
This course is a study of the responsibility, techniques and methods of police patrol. This includes the areas of patrol distribution, selective enforcement, pull-over and approach methods, emergency pursuit driving, search of suspects and buildings, field interrogations, and procedures in handling police-called-for services. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CJS 233 - Community Policing
This course examines proactive community-oriented policing and problem solving (COPPS) in the context of changes in law enforcement agencies and communities. Students will be provided with relevant information to understand the COPPS philosophy and its applications for law enforcement and society. Also, students will gain experience in understanding policy and program development from beginning to end and the process of analyzing problems and setting goals and objectives as well as how to design programs and policies and conduct action planning; and experience the process of implementing, monitoring, and evaluating outcomes through reassessing/reviewing. Pre-requisite: CJS 101 or permission of instructor Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CJS 238 - Criminology
The course is an analysis of theories of criminology. Crime in relation to physical and psychological factors, to cultural areas, to the family and to other social institutions will be examined. Consideration is given to professional crime and white collar crime. Prerequisites: SOC 111 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): CRJ 912 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CJS 250 - Criminal Justice Practicum
A supervised field experience designed to utilize and develop the students training and educational skills in a specific correctional, law enforcement, or social justice placement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and approval of internship supervisor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 5-15 lab/week
CJS 299 - Topic/Issues- Criminal Justice
A study of a special topic or current issue relating to history. Topics will vary from semester to semester and will be listed in the course schedule. The course may be repeated when topics vary. This course may be taken three times for a maximum of 9 credits (Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.) 1, 2 or 3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be taken three times for a maximum of nine credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3 lec/week
CLS 203 - Phlebotomy
The study of techniques for obtaining blood samples by venipuncture. Medical and laboratory terminology, anatomy of the circulatory system, interpersonal communication, laboratory safety and laboratory clerical procedures are studied. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.5 lec, 9.5 lab/week
COM 131 - Intro to Oral Communication
This course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. This course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking, and speaking. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C2900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
COM 151 - Interprsnl Communication
An introduction to the basic theories and concepts relevant to interpersonal interaction. Emphasis is placed on the role of communication in the creation, maintenance, and termination of social, romantic, familial, and professional relationships. Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) MC 901 Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
COM 161 - Small Group Communication
An introduction to the theory and practice of small group communication. Emphasis is placed on social norms, the nature and types of groups, and leadership development. Students are expected to demonstrate both practical and theoretical understanding of problem-solving, information-providing, decision-making, and conflict management. Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) MC 902 Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
COM 181 - Intro to Mass Communication
Provides an overview of the nature, functions, and responsibilities of the mass communication industries in a global environment with an emphasis on the media's role in American society Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) MC 911 Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
COM 231 - Public Speaking
An analysis of the principles of organization, support, and presentation of public speeches. Instruction and practice in audience analysis, motivational devices, selection of supportive material and platform behavior in public address. Pre-requisite: COM 131 or consent of instructor. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
CSS 100 - Student Success Skills
This course is designed to help students develop and refine successful learning strategies for their college experience. The course will provide in-depth review of how students learn and interface with the faculty and the institution as a whole. Key elements of the course will include educational goal development, effective use of college textbooks, note taking, and test preparation skills. This course may be repeated two times for students requiring additional development of learning strategies. Semester hour(s): 1 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week
CSS 110 - Career Decision Making
Introduction to careers and career exploration. Includes career information sources, career life styles, and career decision making. May be designed for specific career fields. Semester hour(s): 1 Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week
ECE 109 - Found of Infant & Toddler Care
This course provides students with an overview of the development of children birth through age three. Students will explore physical, social, emotional, cognitive and linguistic growth, as well as factors that affect learning and development. Emphasis will be placed on the role of family and community partnership in effective care-giving programs. Student will also design developmentally-appropriate curriculum, including observation and formal and informal assessment techniques. Students will demonstrate understanding of the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) by performing an evaluation in an infant/toddler classroom setting. Students will participate in a minimum of 50 hours of required field experience. Semester hour(s): 4 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
ECE 114 - Child Care and Development
This course provides an overview of the theory and principles of human growth and development from conception through adolescence. Content includes an in-depth study of the inter-relatedness of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional aspects of development. Development is studied in the context of family, gender, culture, language, ability, socioeconomics, diversity, and society. Special emphasis will be on the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, and Gardner. Field observations are required. Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) ECE 912 Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ECE 115 - Prin Early Child Educ
This survey course provides an overview of early childhood care and education including historical and cultural perspectives, organization, structure, programming, and evidence-based practices. Professional and evidence-based practices of highly qualified early childhood educators are outlined with an emphasis on their ability to enhance development and learning of each and every child between the ages of birth and eight. Considerations for diversity of culture, language, race, socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, and ability will be included. Students will spend a minimum of 15 hours of observation in diverse early childhood settings. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ECE 118 - Parent-Teachr-Child-Comm Relat
This course focuses on the child in the context of family, school and community. An analysis of the contemporary American family will be discussed, with emphasis on the individual family interactions within the larger societal context. The course will examine the interplay of diverse cultures, lifestyles, language and communication with the role of school and other community institutions. Students will gain an understanding of their professional role in supporting practices that strengthen respectful family/child relationships through effective use of community and family resources. Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) ECE 915 Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ECE 202 - Lang Develop in Young Children
Students will be introduced to the perspective, concepts, and methods of language development in young children. The relationship between the structure and function of language and the growth process will be emphasized. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ECE 207 - Math for the Young Child
This course is an exploration of early mathematical content and concepts that are relevant to young children ages 0-6. Students will learn what mathematics looks like during the early years and learn strategies to recognize and promote mathematical understanding in young children. Particular emphasis will be on the following concepts: numbers, measurement, shapes, patterns, spatial relations, analysis of data. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ECE 228 - Child Health-Nutrition-Safety
This course provides an overview of the health, safety and nutritional needs of young children and early childhood practices to ensure the health and well-being of each child in a group setting. Content includes roles and responsibilities of adults in meeting children's diverse needs, the promotion of healthy life style practices, understanding common childhood illnesses and injuries, meeting health, nutrition and safety standards, and planning nutritious meals that are appropriate for each child. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ECE 240 - Observ & Assess Young Children
This course focuses on authentic, alternative, classroom-based assessment in young children and how to appropriately use standardized test information. The course will further provide the student with the knowledge and skills to interpret and use information gained to plan curriculum that is responsive to and supportive of children's learning and development. Students will have the opportunity to engage in assessment processes through means of classroom observations, providing each student with a stronger understanding of child development skills. Students learn about and explore a variety of age, individually, linguistically and culturally appropriate formal and informal assessments to gather and share information on each child's skills, abilities, interests and needs, birth through age 8. This class requires a 20-hour observation clinical component. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ECE 250 - Early Childhood Practicum I
A supervised field experience designed to utilize and develop the student's learned training and educational skills in a chosen field. All students are required to spend six hours per week at an early childhood site as agreed upon with advisor. Prerequisite: Students may register for practicum only with the consent of the SVCC practicum coordinator or the student's assigned academic counselor. Completion of first and second semester courses in the ECE suggested program. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week
ECE 275 - Curric Dev Early Child Classrm
The principles involved in planning, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate, evidence-based curriculum for young children are studied. The course focuses on relationships among developmental theory, philosophy, practice and development of curriculum based on the needs and interests of young children including those who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse. The analysis of a wide range of early childhood curriculum models is emphasized. Field experiences are required. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ECO 211 - Principles of Macroeconomics
A survey of macro-economic theory with emphasis on resource allocation in a mixed-enterprise economy. Concentration is on the operation of the market mechanism. The role of government and labor, national income determination and accounting, monetary and fiscal policy and the neoclassical synthesis. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S3 901 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3/lec week
ECO 212 - Principles of Microeconomics
A continuation of ECO 211 with emphasis on micro-economic theory. Concentration is on supply and demand, the theory of the firm, monopoly and imperfect competition, international trade and finance, economic problems of underdeveloped nations and contemporary problems of economic growth and stability in a mixed enterprise economy. ECO 211 is recommended. Prerequisite: ECO 211 recommended. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S3 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
EDU 102 - Computer Education for Teacher
This course is designed to meet the needs of education majors. This course will introduce students to the fundamentals and skills necessary to effectively integrate computers into teaching. This course is designed for the student with minimal computer experience. 3 Semester hour(s) 3 lec/week
EDU 105 - Preparing for Careers in Educa
The course introduces the student to licensure standards and the course sequence required for education majors. In addition, students are introduced to cognitive skills needed for teaching, classroom motivation and management skills, and strategies securing entry-level employment in the teaching profession. Students will be required to complete 15 hours of observation hours in varying grade levels/ classrooms with the purpose of aiding in choosing the correct licensure path. 1 Semester hour Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week
EDU 210 - Diversity in Education
This course is designed to introduce preservice teachers to the basic principles and foundations of educating for diversity. The course will explore schooling in and for a global society. Emphasis will be on material evaluation and selection, curricular design, and the relationship between diversity, classroom procedure, and educational policy. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
EDU 220 - Students/Disabilities School
An introductory overview of the field of special education in which students will be introduced to the various disability categories that occur in the population including an overview of characteristics of individuals with disabilities and the diversity of the population of people with disabilities. Services and methodologies will be examined, including federal and state requirements for eligibility. Students will be encouraged to develop critical thinking skills in regards to current controversies in the field. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): ECE 913 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
EDU 221 - Children's Literature
Students in this course will examine and evaluate reading materials published for children between preschool and junior high. Students will also explore the role that literature plays in children's growth and development and the ways in which literature can be incorporated into various settings. Prerequisite: ACT standard score in English of 20 or above; suitable scores on the current English placement test, or grade of ""C"" or higher in ENG 099. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
EDU 222 - Teen and Adolescent Literature
This course is an examination of the role of teen and adolescent literature in school curriculum. Students in the course will evaluate literature created for the junior high school and high school student. The course will focus on understanding the literary development of the literature, the impact of the literature in the classroom, and incorporating the literature in content-area subjects. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
EDU 224 - Educ as an Agent for Change
Education as an Agent for Change is designed to introduce students to the social forces influencing American education. Students will examine the social and philosophical foundations of American education, how educational traditions reflect American culture, and how schools can create social and cultural change. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
EDU 225 - Topics/Issues in Education
A study of a special topic or current issue relating to education. Topics will vary from semester to semester and will be listed in the course schedule. The course may be repeated when topics vary. This course may be taken three times for a maximum of 9 credits (Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.) 1, 2 or 3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: The course may be repeated for a maximum of nine hours when the topics vary. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3 lec/week
EDU 275 - Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology is an exploration of psychological concepts as applied to educational practice. This course emphasizes behavioral and cognitive theories, motivation, classroom management, development, intellectual functioning, achievement, assessment, learner differences, and cultural influences on teaching and learning. Prerequisite: PSY 103 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
EDU 276 - Clinical Experience Elem Ed
This 20-clock- hour experience is offered to help meet the practicum requirement for elementary education in Illinois. Interns will observe students in a public elementary school under the guidance of a cooperating teacher. Emphasis will be on teaching techniques, classroom dynamics and the effects of student developmental status on behavior and learning. A journal noting these factors will be kept by each intern. 1 Semester hour Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.5 lab/week Notes: This class contains an observation component and requires an Illinois State Police and FBI background check in order to complete requirements for course credit.
EDU 277 - Clinical Experience in Sec Edu
This 20-clock-hour experience is offered to help meet the practicum requirement for secondary education in Illinois. Interns will observe students in a public middle or high school under the guidance of a cooperating teacher. Emphasis will be on teaching techniques, classroom dynamics and the effects of student developmental status on behavior and learning. A journal noting these factors will be kept by each intern. 1 Semester hour Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.5 lab/week Notes: This class contains an observation component and requires an Illinois State Police and FBI background check in order to complete requirements for course credit.
EDU 278 - Clinical Experience in Spec Ed
This 20-clock-hour experience is offered to help meet the practicum requirement for special education in Illinois. Interns will observe students in a public school special education classroom under the guidance of a cooperating teacher. Emphasis will be on teaching techniques, classroom dynamics and the effects of student developmental status on behavior and learning. A journal noting these factors will be kept by each intern 1 Semester hour Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.5 lab/week Notes: This class contains an observation component and requires an Illinois State Police and FBI background check in order to complete requirements for course credit.
EET 107 - Intro to DC and AC Circuits
A beginning course in electronics that provides the student with the fundamentals needed in advanced electronics courses. Instruction is provided in the basic laws of direct and alternating current circuit theory and the operation of electronic devices and circuitry. Emphasis is placed upon the operation of electronic test equipment which is utilized in practical laboratory application. Prerequisite: MAT 075 with a minimum grade of "C"; or higher level course; or appropriate placement score. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week
EET 110 - Intro to Digital Control
A basic course in digital logic and control. This course will introduce the student or experienced technician to digital logic control. Basic logic elements such as AND, OR, NAND, and NOR will be introduced and characterized. Combinational logic circuits will be designed and analyzed in the lab. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week
EET 207 - Advanced Circuits
An advanced course in circuit analysis and troubleshooting. This course will build on the fundamentals from EET 107. Circuit analysis, semiconductor circuits, industrial control circuits, motors, and the use of schematics and test equipment will be examined from a technician’s point of view. Pre-requiste: EET 107 with a grade of ""C"" or higher. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
EET 245 - Programmable Controllers
This course will cover both PLC programming and using the PLC as a troubleshooting device. Relay-type instructions, timer and counter operations, math and data compare instructions, sequencers, shift registers and program control instructions will be discussed. The course will also cover forcing commands. Programming will use Rockwell Studio 5000 and the primary PLCs used in this class will be the Allen Bradley ControlLogix series. Course content will be applicable to any PLC using the Ladder Diagram language. Prerequisite: EET 110 with a grade of ""C" or higher. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
EET 256 - Technical Problems
This course is intended to fuse or gel many of the concepts, skills and knowledge that the student has learned during previous courses taken in the curriculum. Many of the assignments in this class will require knowledge that the student has acquired from previous courses. Prerequisite: EET 245 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
EET 261 - Adv Programmable Controllers
This is an advanced course in programmable controllers. The course will be applicable to all modern industrial controllers. The course will cover PLC programming, including advanced programming instructions, networking instructions and applications. Products and processes used to collect information to document and analyze productivity through the use of accurate, versatile, and reliable electronic equipment that range from simple recorders to computer systems will be introduced. SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems and interfacing techniques using Remote Terminal Units (RTU) or other commercial modules will be covered. The use of robotics will be introduced. Prerequisite: EET 245 with a grade of ""C"" or higher. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
EET 299 - Spec Topics in Electronics
Application of electronics principles to specific problems through case studies, simulation, special projects or problem-solving procedures. No topic/issue can be offered more than twice in three years. This course is repeatable two times for a maximum of 9 credits. (Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.) 1 to 3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course is repeatable two times for a maximum of 9 credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1, 2 or 3 lec/2, 4, or 6 lab/week
EGR 103 - Engineering Graphics
This course is an introduction to engineering design and graphics, including design problems, sketching, dimensioning, tolerancing, multi-view orthographic representations, auxiliary views, section views, and working drawings. Students are required to use CAD in this course. Sketching and CAD techniques are integrated into the design process. This course is taught as a design studio class, which means that most of the time you will be working with other students in the classroom rather than listening to lectures. This course is also a project-based course with several case studies and one large, project. Students will work in design teams to analyze case studies and to design, prototype, and document a product. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): EGR 941 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
EGR 250 - Internship in Engineering
Participation in a work experience in an area of engineering under supervision of both the College and the employer. Internship objectives will be identified for each student enrolled. Students may enroll in one semester hour at a time for a total of four semester hours credit. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. 1 Semester hour Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 5 hours internship/week
EGR 270 - Topics/Issues in Engineering
A study of a special topic or current issue relating to engineering. Topics will vary from semester to semester and will be listed in the course schedule. The course may be repeated when topics vary. This course may be taken three times for a maximum of 9 credits (Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.) 1, 2, or 3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course is repeatable two times for a maximum of 9 credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-3 lec/week
ELA 090 - English Language Arts
This lecture course provides supplemental, individualized, direct instructional support for writing projects undertaken in English 101. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment with English 101 is required in the following circumstances: Required score on the current English placement test, enrolling in ENG 101 after successful completion of ELA 099, or re-enrolling in ENG 101 (as the result of a D or F grade). This course may also be taken once as an elective. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week
ELA 095 - Developmental Language Arts
This course focuses on developing reading and writing skills required to advance toward readiness for college-level coursework and to meet the needs of most entry-level workplace settings. The course covers fundamental comprehension skills and vocabulary building, as well as sentence-level fluency in composition and instruction in grammar and mechanics within the context of written assignments Prerequisite: ACT standard score in English of 15 or below or required scores on the current English placement test. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
ELA 099 - Prep Lang Arts for Coll Stud
This course centers on developing the necessary reading and writing skills required for success in college-level courses. Students will be asked to demonstrate paragraph and essay development, emphasizing purpose, organization, and support, as well as sentence-level grammar skills. In addition, students will achieve college-level reading skills, including basic comprehension, analytical reading, and vocabulary strategies. Application of combined skills will be demonstrated in classroom activities. Prerequisite: ACT standard score in English of 16-18, required scores on the current English placement test, or a grade of "C" or higher in ELA 095. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
ELT 101 - Electrical Wiring
Students will be introduced to basic electrical wiring as it applies to residential occupancies, placing special emphasis on National Electric Code requirements. Students will develop an understanding of Ohms Law and be taught to wire series and parallel circuits; install single-pole, three-way and four-way switches, duplex receptacles and service panels; and troubleshoot circuits. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
ELT 120 - Fund of Elec w/ Applied Math
This course provides basic electricity fundamentals, basic control strategies and electrical symbols. The class will provide the student with an understanding of basic electrical theory, schematic and wiring diagram symbols, motor theory, wiring and electrical troubleshooting. Conventional current will be used to define current flow. Applied mathematical concepts are incorporated into the course as required for successful understanding of objectives. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
ELT 259 - Industrial & Agric Wiring
This course is a study of industrial and agricultural electrical systems. Emphasis will be placed on installation and troubleshooting of motor and electrical distributions. Prerequisite: ELT 120 or EET 107 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
ELT 261 - National Electric Code
A study of National Electric Code specifications with emphasis placed on proper installation of all circuits. Prerequisite: ELT 101 or ELT 120 OR EET 107 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ELT 262 - Electrical Controls
Provides the student with sufficient knowledge so that the person is proficient in the installation, servicing and maintenance of the controls used in industry and home. Prerequisite: ELT 101 or ELT 120 or EET 107 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
ELT 265 - Power Distribution
This course provides an introduction to the operation, design and protection of power distribution systems. Topics will include generators, motors, principles of operation and applied design of medium voltage power distribution systems and substations and the distribution aspect of the interconnected power system. Prerequisite: EET 107 or ELT 160 or ELT 120 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab hours/week
EMS 101 - Emergency Medical Training **
Students will be introduced to the roles of the EMT-B in providing emergency care under the direct supervision of a physician. Topics will include the medical/legal issues of emergency care, assessment techniques and procedures to assist with airway management, medical emergencies, traumas and protocols for communication about the transportation of emergency patients. The course includes clinical experience in the Emergency Room. This course has been approved by the National Highway Safety Bureau, US Department of Transportation. Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take the Illinois EMT-B exam. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED equivalent. 7 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 5 lec, 4 lab/week NOTES: ** THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED
EMS 106 - Paramedic I **
Students will be introduced to the roles and responsibilities of the EMT-Paramedic in addition to the medical/legal and ethical aspects of the Emergency Medical Services System. Pathophysiology, pharmacology, medication administration and communication skills will also be studied as well as skill development. Specific clinical experiences will be required correlating with course content. Advanced airway management and skills will also be included. This course has been approved by the National Highway Safety Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation. Prerequisites: Students must possess a current Illinois EMT-B license and submit documentation that an EMS System vehicle will be available to accommodate field experience. 7.5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 5 lec, 5 lab/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED
EMS 111 - Paramedic II **
Students will be introduced to patient assessment including history taking, assessment skills, clinical decision making, and communication/ documentation. Care of the trauma patient will be included covering the effects of trauma on all body systems. Specific clinical experiences will be required correlating to course content. This course has been approved by the National Highway Safety Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation. Prerequisites: Completion of EMS 106 with a grade of C or better. 8.5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec, 9 lab/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED.
EMS 116 - Paramedic III **
Students will be introduced to the pathophysiology, assessment findings, and treatment plans for the patient experiencing cardiovascular disease, neurological problems, endocrine problems, allergy/anaphylactic conditions, gastroenterology, urology, and toxicological problems as well as effect of environmental conditions. Prerequisite: Completion of EMS 111 Paramedic II with a grade of C or better or licensed RN. 10 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 5 lec, 2 lab, 8 practicum hours/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED.
EMS 121 - Paramedic IV **
Students will be introduced to the pathophysiology, assessment findings, and treatment plans for the patient experiencing infectious/communicable diseases, behavioral emergencies, gynecological emergencies, normal or abnormal labor, neonatal conditions, pediatric illness, geriatric situations, abuse or assault. They will also be able to adapt assessment and treatment for those experiencing various challenges as well as the chronic care patient. Common complaints will also be evaluated as well as learning to deal with the multiple aspects of the emergency scene. Prerequisite: Completion of EMS 116 with a grade of ""C"" or better. 12 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 18 lab/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED.
ENE 130 - Photovoltaics
The course will cover the basic principles of photovoltaics and how to effectively incorporate PV systems into stand-alone or interconnected electrical systems. The course will cover site evaluations, operation, design and sizing, installation and advantages and disadvantages of different systems. Prerequisite: ELT 120 or EET 107 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
ENE 135 - Renewable Energy **
This course covers the different forms of renewable energy and how they are used. The class will cover the basics of solar energy, solar photovoltaics, bioenergy, hydroelectricity, tidal power, wind energy, wave energy, and geothermal processes. Prerequisite: EET 107 or ELT 120 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED.
ENE 140 - Solar Thermal Energy **
This course will cover the basic theory of heat transfer and the principles of solar energy devices available and how they evolved. the course will touch upon residential, commercial and industrial applications. ELT 120 or concurrent enrollment in ELT 120 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED.
ENG 101 - Composition I
A basic course in essay writing with emphasis on exposition, ENG 101 stresses knowledge and application of the rhetorical modes. ENG 101 presupposes competence in grammar, usage, and mechanics. Prerequisite: ACT standard score in English of 22 or above; required scores on the current English placement test, or grade of C or higher in ELA 099. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C1 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 103 - Composition II
An advanced course in essay writing with emphasis on formal research, ENG 103 serves to develop a proficiency in the collection and selection of data as applied to the completion of a formal research paper. In addition, students receive instruction in logic and reasoning, including the fundamentals of argumentative and persuasive writing. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in ENG 101 or its equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C1 901R Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 111 - Bus/Technical Communication
Provides information on principles of written and oral communication specifically applied to business and technical fields. Assignments are designed to develop skill and practice in the use of these principles and include the writing of memoranda, business letters, instructions, informal reports and formal reports. Students are encouraged to tailor assignments to the specific careers they are pursuing. (Not applicable for humanities requirement.) Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or higher. Because of emphasis on graphics and computer formatting, students are advised to complete CIS 109 or IND 105 or to have equivalent word processing skills. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 153 - Basic News Writing
Basic News Writing is a course designed to teach students the basic components of news reporting. In order to pass, students will demonstrate the ability to: write clear, concise, accurate, complete, balanced and readable news stories, define what constitutes news and how news stories differ from features and opinion pieces, effectively apply research skills for writing news stories, write effective leads, write a variety of types of news stories, gather and write news in an ethical manner and apply the laws governing journalists, demonstrate knowledge of AP Stylebook rules, and write under deadline pressure. Students will write information for mass audiences in print and electronic formats. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of ""C"" or equivalent. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): MC 919 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 154 - Basic News Editing
Basic News Editing is an introduction to the principles and techniques of electronic editing, information management, and publication design emphasizing the editing of body copy and display type for maximum clarity and impact. On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to effectively edit stories, rewrite stories without distorting them, write effective headlines and cutlines, demonstrate basic knowledge of typography, demonstrate the basics of publication design and the logic of packaging, and apply AP Stylebook rules. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of ""C"" or equivalent or ENG 153 (Basic News Writing) with a grade of ""C"" or equivalent. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): MC 920 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 155 - Newspaper Production I
A one-hour course devoted to helping students learn about news writing through work as a reporter for the SVCC student newspaper and independent research. This course will be taught by the advisor of the SVCC student newspaper and will be offered every semester for 1 credit. Pre-requisite: ELA 099 or equivalent Semester hour(s): 1 Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lecture/week
ENG 156 - Newspaper Production II
A one-hour course devoted to helping students learn about newspaper editing and layout through work as an editor for the SVCC student newspaper. This course will be taught by the advisor of the SVCC student newspaper and will be offered every semester for 1 credit. Prerequisite: ELA 099 or equivalent. 1 Semester hour Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec.week
ENG 160 - Introduction to Literature
An examination of the elements of form, methods of analysis, historic periods, and theories of criticism of fiction, poetry, and drama. Prerequisite: ACT standard score in English of 20 or above; suitable scores on the current English placement test or grade of ""C"" or higher in ENG 099. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) H3 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 201 - Fiction
An examination of the elements of form, methods of analysis and theories of criticism of the short story, the novella and the novel. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in ENG 101 or its equivalent, or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): H3 901 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 203 - Poetry
By reading, discussing, and writing about poetry, students will encounter a wide range of poetic forms; learn the terminology that identifies elements of poetry (meter, rhyme, imagery, etc.); recognize their own roles as readers in experiencing the meaning of poems; research how poets' lives and diverse cultural surroundings influence and are revealed in their poetry; and explore various approaches to literary criticism. Prerequisite: ACT standard score in English of 20 or above; suitable scores on the current English placement test or grade of ""C"" or higher in ENG 099. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): H3 903 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 206 - Topics/Issues in Literature
An intensive study of literature based on a specific theme or subject or written by a selected group of authors. The topics of the colloquia will vary from semester to semester and will be announced in each semester's schedule. (Topic to be listed on the student's permanent academic record.) Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or higher or its equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course is repeatable twice for a maximum of nine credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 212 - Women and Literature
In this course, the students will read, discuss and respond to the works of women writers. Students will study the works of women writers from different countries and different time periods as they trace the contributions that women have made to the field of literature. The course will provide an opportunity to explore the place of women in the development of the genres of fiction, poetry and drama. In discussing specific works from a woman's perspective, students will examine the roles women have played in literature. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or higher or its equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): H3 911D Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 225 - American Literature to 1860
By participating in class discussions and reading original works, students will be exposed to and engaged in a broad and intensive study of American literature from the beginning up to 1860. Students will analyze and discuss specific themes, styles, and world views presented in the works. Students will be expected to read and analyze critical commentaries concerning the works. Furthermore, they will become acquainted with the relationships between the works and world in which the authors lived. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or higher or its equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): H3 914 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 226 - American Literature From 1860
By participating in class discussion and reading original works, students will be exposed to and engaged in a broad and intensive study of American literature from 1860 to the present. Students will analyze and discuss specific themes, styles, and world views presented in the works. Students will be expected to read and analyze critical commentaries concerning the works. Furthermore, they will become acquainted with the relationships between the works and world in which the authors have lived. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or higher or its equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): H3 915 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 227 - British Literature I
By listening to lectures and reading original works, students will be exposed to and engaged in a broad and intensive study of British literature from the beginning up to the Romantics. Students will analyze and discuss specific themes, styles, narrative structures and world views presented in the different works. Students will be expected to read and analyze secondary sources concerning the works. Furthermore, they will become acquainted with the relationships between the works and the world in which the authors lived. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or higher or its equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): H3 912 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 228 - British Literature II
By listening to lectures and reading original works, students will engage in a broad and intensive study of British literature from the Romantics through the moderns. Students will analyze and discuss specific themes, styles, narrative structures and world views presented in the different works. Students will be expected to read and analyze secondary sources concerning the works. Furthermore, they will become acquainted with the relationships between the works and the world in which the authors lived. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or higher or its equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): H3 913 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 230 - Minority American Literature
Students will read, discuss, and respond to selected works of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American writers. As they study these writers and their works, they will trace the contributions these various ethnic groups have made to the field of American literature. The course will be organized around the genres of autobiography, fiction, poetry, and drama. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or higher or its equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): H3 910D Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 270 - Creative Writing
An introduction to the principles, problems and processes involved in writing poetry and fiction. The course includes lectures, readings, and examinations and criticism of students work. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
ENG 271 - Creative Writing II
This course focuses on creating a community of writers. Students will engage in producing, presenting and publishing original works of poetry and fiction. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
FYE 101 - First Year Experience
The focus of this course is how to be successful in college. Study skills, goal setting, academic planning, time and money management, and information research skills are among the core topics included in this course. Within a supportive environment, students will share their college experiences and develop connections with fellow students and SVCC staff. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week
GEO 122 - World Regional Geography
A systems approach to the study of the cultural and economic organizations of human activity throughout the world. Emphasis is placed upon perception and utilization of environment with special attention given to types of production, circulation patterns and settlement patterns throughout the world. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S4 900N Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
GSC 105 - Astronomy
This course presents an overview of the history and development of the grand themes in astronomy. It is designed for students who either need to fulfill a general education laboratory science course or who desire to explore the nature of the universe that they inhabit. The course covers early views of the universe, the development of scientific models and principles, the technological and analytical tools used by astronomers, the nature of the planets and Sun in our solar system, the birth, life, and death of stars and galaxies, the origin and evolution of the universe, and the search for extraterrestrial life in the universe. Credit will not be awarded for both GSC 105 and GSC 106. Prerequisite: MAT 078 or MAT 081 or transfer level Math course with a minimum grade of "C" or higher; High School Algebra 2 or Math 3 with a grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement using approved, valid measures. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI):P1 906L Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/2 lab week
GSC 106 - Astronomy
An introductory survey of the universe which includes the following topics: peoples changing ideas about the cosmos; the motion of the stars, moon, planets, and sun in the sky; the physical characteristics of the moon and planets; the formation of the solar system; the properties, structure, origin, and evolution of our sun, the stars, and galaxies. Credit will not be awarded for both GSC 105 and GSC 106. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P1 906 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
GSC 115 - Environmental Geology
This course deals with geology as it relates to human activities. It will emphasize how geologic processes and hazards influence human activities and how human activities influence our soils, water, atmosphere, the need for energy, waste disposal and environmental laws. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P1 908 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
GSC 270 - Topics/Issues in the Sciences
A study of a special topic or current issue relating to biological or physical sciences. Topics will vary from semester to semester and will be listed in the course schedule. The course may be repeated when topics vary. This course may be taken three times for a maximum of 9 credits. (Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record. 1-3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course is repeatable twice for a maximum of nine credits Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-3 lec/week
GSP 031 - ABE Beginning Literacy
The purpose of this course is to improve basic skills in language arts, reading, communication, computational skills (math) and writing of beginning level ABE students in order to help them develop their adult roles as productive worker, effective family member, responsible community member and lifelong learner through taking responsibility for their own learning. The goals of the course are to increase students' level of functioning in basic academic, employment and life skills. There is also a Citizenship/Government Component for this class. The purpose of this component is to help students become more productive members of the community by understanding the way government works. 1,2,or 3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated three times for a maximum of twelve credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3 lec/week NOTES: This course may not be counted toward degrees or career certificates.
GSP 033 - ABE Intermediate Low
The purpose of this course is to improve intermediate skills in language arts, reading, communication, computational skills (math) and writing while incorporating career explorations content. this course will provide guidance to ABE students in order to help them develop their adult roles as productive worker, effective family member, responsible community member and lifelong learner through taking responsibility for their own learning. The goals of the course are to increase students' level of functioning in basic academic skills necessary for life and employment. Prerequisite: Completion of ABE Beginning or TABE Score of 461-517 grade level equivalency 4 to 5.9. 1,2, or 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3 lec/week NOTES: This course may not be counted toward degrees or career certificates.
GSP 035 - ABE Intermediate High
The purpose of this course is to improve skills in language arts, reading, communication, computational skills (math) and writing. Development in these areas will support the adult learner in the areas of productive worker, effective family member, responsible community member and lifelong learner. The focus of this course is to provide learning experiences which support the learner taking responsibility for his or her own learning. Prerequisite: Completion of ABE Intermediate or TABE Score of 518-566/6-8.9 grade equivalency. 1, 2 or 3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated three times for a maximum of twelve credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3 lec/week NOTES: This course may not be counted toward degrees or career certificates.
GSP 041 - Adult Sec Ed (ASE) Low
The purpose of this course is to build college and career readiness skills. Development of these skills will support the adult learner becoming self-sufficient and promote lifelong learning. The focus of this course is to provide learning experiences that build critical thinking, reflective thinking, and problem-solving abilities. Prerequisite: Completion of ABE High Intermediate or TABE Score of: reading- 567-595, Math- 566-594/ 9-10.9 grade equivalency. 1, 2, or 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3 lec/week NOTES: This course may not be counted toward degrees or career certificates.
GSP 062 - ESL: Beginning Literacy
This course is designed for ESL students who have little or no literacy skills in English or their native language. The purpose of this class is to introduce English language literacy skills such as recognizing and writing the letters of the alphabet, identifying sound and letter correspondences, recognizing and writing numbers, responding to basic commands, and answering and asking questions about familiar topics. Prerequisite: BEST Literacy Score of 0-20; CASAS Score of 0-180. 1, 2, 3, or 4 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course is repeatable three times for a maximum of twelve credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3-4 lec/week NOTES: This course may not be counted toward degrees or career certificates.
GSP 066 - ESL: Low Intermediate
Students will develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to meet the needs of independent daily living. Prerequisite: BEST Literacy Score of 64-67; CASAS Score of 201-210. 1, 2, 3, or 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3-4 lec/week NOTES: This course may not be counted toward degrees or career certificates.
GSP 068 - ESL: High Intermediate ESL
Students will develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to meet the needs of independent daily living and enable them to enter the work place. Prerequisite: BEST Literacy Score 68-75; CASAS score of 211-220. 1, 2, 3, or 4 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course is repeatable three times for a maximum of twelve credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3-4 lec/week NOTES: This course may not be counted toward degrees or career certificates.
GSP 070 - ESL: Advanced
This course is designed for ESL students who function independently in the use of English in routine and work-related situations. The purpose of this class is to increase students' fluency in language skills using complex structures. Students focus on academic reading and writing skills within a variety of topics. Prerequisite: BEST Literacy Score of 76-78; CASAS Score of 221-235. 1, 2, 3, or 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1, 2, 3, or 4 lec/week NOTES: This course may not be counted toward degrees or career certificates.
GSP 075 - Health Careers Bridge Course
The Health Careers Bridge Course provides adult education learners with contextualized occupation-specific basic skills instruction needed to transition successfully to post-secondary education and employment into the healthcare industry. The Health Careers Bridge Course is designed to fulfill the following objectives: 1. Contextualized instruction to integrate the basic reading, math, and language skills along with health science industry and occupation knowledge. 2. Workforce preparation and career development to include instruction in workplace language, career readiness and exploration, career planning within health careers, and an understanding of the world of work. 3. Transition services that provide students with the information and assistance needed to navigate the process of moving from adult education to credit or occupational programs. Prerequisite: To participate students must be 17 years of age or older, tested at a 6th grade reading level or higher, and currently enrolled in the adult education program. 1.5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week for 8 weeks
GSP 076 - College/Career Success Course
This course is intended for students enrolled in the Adult Education program. The College and Career Success Course will include the activities designed to increase successful student transition from adult education to post-secondary education and to the workforce. Semester hour(s): 1 Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.5 lec for 10 weeks
GSP 080 - ASE High
A class designed to help prepare adults for the following sections of the GED (General Educational Development) test; correctness and effectiveness of expression, interpretation of reading materials in social studies and natural sciences and interpretation of literary material, mathematics and the Illinois and U.S. Constitution. Prerequisite: Completion of ASE Low or TABE Score of: Reading-596+, Math-595+/11-12 grade equivalency. 1, 2 or 3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3 lec/week NOTES: This course may not be counted toward degrees or career certificates.
GSP 081 - CNA ICAPS Support Course
This course is intended for students enrolled in the Adult Education program who are pursuing the certified nursing assistant (CNA) credential. The CNA ICAPS Support Course provides students enrolled in the Certified Nursing Assistant courses (NRS 101 & 103) and the Medical Terminology course (NRS 116) with contextualized supplemental instruction and academic support. Prerequisite: To participate, students meet the following requirements: • Be 17 years of age or older • Have completed a minimum of eight years of grade school • Tested at a 7th grade reading level (or higher) using the Test of Adult Basic Education • Currently enrolled in adult education classes • Completed at least two of the four high school equivalency exams (if completing the GED high school equivalency) • Be accepted into the CNA ICAPS program • Completed the CNA program orientation as well as all required screenings and qualifications before starting the CNA course Semester hour(s): 1.0 lecture hours per week for 15 weeks for 1.0 credit
GSV 100 - Commercial Drivers License
The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA) has placed more stringent requirements on licensing of all commercial truck drivers. This three-credit hour course is designed to deliver all of the needed information to take and pass the Commercial Drivers License General Knowledge Written Exams in the states of Illinois and Iowa. Along with the Commercial Drivers License requirements, units on log books and first aid training will be covered. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
GSV 102 - Commercial Vehicle Operation
Professional Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators not only need the necessary information to be successful, but they must be able to operate the tractor-trailer combination in a proficient and safe manner. Students will gain the knowledge necessary to become a commercial vehicle operator and develop the skills and techniques essential to the safe and professional operation of a commercial vehicle. Prerequisite: GSV 100. 7 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 14 lab/week
HIS 131 - Western Civ to 1648
Origins and development of western civilization beginning with the classical civilization of the ancient world and dealing with the contributions of each major historical group until the emergence of modern Europe in the commercial revolution of the 16th century. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S2 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
HIS 132 - Western Civ Since 1648
A continuation of the subject material offered in HIS 131. The history of the social, economic, political and intellectual life of modern times; the French Revolution; the Napoleonic era, nationalism and imperialism, world wars; the problems of world cooperation; and evaluation of present world problems are studied. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S2 903 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
HIS 155 - African American History
This course focuses on African American experiences and contributions to US history and their broader, cross-cultural influences. Development of relevant African cultures, forced migrations, slavery, emancipation, the struggle for rights, and contemporary issues will be featured prominently. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S2923D Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
HIS 221 - American History to 1865
Students will examine the first interactions of Native American cultures, European conquerors, and enslaved Africans. They will compare the Spanish, French, and English experiences in North America, and explore the events in the English colonies that led to revolution and independence. They will examine the constitution issues, political clashes, and social changes of the Federalist, Jefferson and Jacksonian periods. Students will explore westward expansion, immigration in the north, and the southern slave economy. They will consider the events of the decade of crisis that led to civil war, and look closely at the war and its major consequences. (Students cannot earn credit for both the HIS 223 and 224 sequence and the HIS 221 and 222 sequence.) 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): IAI: S2 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
HIS 222 - American History Since 1865
Students will examine American history from the Reconstruction Era to the present. They will gain an understanding of historical periods and events such as the Industrial Revolution, the Gilded Age, the Great Depression, the two World Wars, the Cold War, The Age of Affluence, and the Struggle for Racial and Gender Equality. (Students cannot earn credit for both the HIS 223 and 224 sequence and the HIS 221 and 222 sequence.) 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): IAI: S2 901 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
HIS 231 - Topics/Issues in History
A study of a special topic or current issue relating to history. Topics will vary from semester to semester and will be listed in the course schedule. The course may be repeated when topics vary. This course may be taken three times for a maximum of 9 credits (Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.) 1, 2, or 3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated twice for a maximum of 9 credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3 lec/week
HRS 100 - EPA Certification
The course will contain all the information needed for a technician to successfully complete EPA certification. This is required to work in the HVAC field. .5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab HoursL .5 lec/week
HRS 114 - Sheet Metal Fabrication
The students will obtain a working knowledge of layout and fabrication of common fittings used today. The student will learn how to use the tooling in a sheet metal shop safely and efficiently. This is a basic class and does not go into advanced layout procedures. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec, 3 lab/week
HRS 120 - Basic Refrigeration
This course will allow the student to become proficient in the use of tools and proficient in the correct materials to use for a given task. The tools will be specific to air conditioning operations for proper operations of components an system performance. Prerequisite: ELT 120 (may be taken concurrently) or EET 107 (can be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
HRS 130 - Basic Heating
This class covers the basic residential forced air heating system. The class will address basic concepts involved in the combustion process for safe operation of a home forced air heating system. Furnace components and parts will be studied and how to properly hook components together for safe and efficient operation. The class will explore different furnace efficiencies and how they differ. Prerequisite: ELT 120 or EET 107 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
HUM 112 - Film Appreciation
An introduction to film as an art form, emphasizing a study of the aesthetic and production elements of the medium, including narrative genres, directorial style, cinematography, acting and editing. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): F2 908 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
HUM 150 - Amer Ethnic Cultural Expressio
The interdisciplinary study of art, architecture, music, literature, history and philosophy, which reflects the cultural identity of American racial and ethnic minorities. Placement into ENG 101 (Composition I) or completion of ELA 099 (Preparatory Language Arts for the College Student). 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): HF 906D Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
HUM 210 - Intro to the Humanities I
Introduction to the Humanities is the study of humanity and its involvement with the arts in society. It is a study of visual arts, music, literature, and philosophy beginning with the Greeks to the 20th century. With lectures, slides, performances, demonstrations, and videos, the student learns how the artist helps us to see that the "arts are a reflection of our world." Prerequisite: ACT standard score in English of 20 or above; suitable scores on the current English placement test or grade of "C" or higher in ENG 099 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): HF 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
HUM 213 - Topics/Issues in Humanities
This course will be designed to meet the special needs and interests of the student population on an occasional basis. Topics to be addressed may be drawn from the areas of art, composition, language, literature, music, philosophy, speech communication or theatre. 1, 2 or 3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated twice for a maximum of nine credits. (Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3 lec/week
IDS 298 - Independent Study
A course designed for students desiring in-depth studies to augment existing courses. Independent study opportunities are available on an individual or collective basis. Individual projects are planned jointly by the student and an appropriate instructor, may generate from one to four credit hours (with no more than four semester credit hours or the equivalent in independent study to be completed for an associate degree program, and no independent study courses approved for the certificate level programs), are subject to instructor and department approval, and may be subject to prerequisites deemed appropriate in particular instances. Collective projects are planned and offered by an instructor as a special topics class within his/her discipline, subject to departmental approval. These projects may generate from one to four credit hours (with no more than four semester credit hours or the equivalent in independent study to be completed for an associate degree program and no independent study courses approved for the certificate level programs). 1-4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-4 lec/week
IND 108 - Introduction to CAD
An introduction to engineering design and graphics using the latest version of AutoCAD. Basic AutoCAD commands will be introduced and emphasized throughout this course. Development of technical drawing skills including: design problems, sketching, dimensioning, tolerancing, orthographic projection, sectional views, and other viewing conventions. The course will proceed from the basics of design and sketching to applications used in preparing detail and assembly drawings. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/2 lab
IND 118 - Mechanical Systems
The course will contain all information needed for a maintenance technician to successfully perform at a high level in their job. The course material will cover mechanical systems focusing on analysis of mechanical components, their relationships to each other, and failure prediction. General rigging will also be covered. Prerequisite: EET 107 (may be taken concurrently) or ELT 120 (may be taken concurrently). 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
IND 125 - Machining & Manufacturing Proc
This course is an examination of the use and capabilities of the major machine tool groups, including foundry, their use in industry and the problems and properties of metal fabrication associated with each type. This is a manufacturing technique and basic machining course. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
IND 131 - OSHA Standards
Provides students with information regarding basic safety principles in industry. A brief overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be discussed. The primary focus will be on OSHA regulations and standards that pertain to the construction and maintenance of industrial electro-mechanical systems. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec. week
IND 203 - Adv Machining & Manufac Proc
An examination of the use and capabilities of the machine tool groups. An advanced course for students wishing to have a comprehensive knowledge of machine shop operations in terms of set-up, machine feeds, tool and cutter sharpening, and electrical discharge machining. Prerequisite: IND 125 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
IND 207 - Computer Numerical Cont Prog I
This Computer Numerical Control Programming I course is designed to introduce to students the various processes involved in programming a CNC machine. Setting data points, programming different milling events, set-up functions, and repeat functions will be examined. This course will use CNC Mills, CNC Lathes, CNC plasma cutter, and 3D printing. This course is designed to prepare students who are looking for a position in the metalworking industry. Prerequisites: IND 203, or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
IND 208 - Comp Numerical Control Prog II
This course will build on the CNC programming knowledge and skills learned in IND 207 - Computer Numerical Control Programming I. Students will be expected to program more advanced CNC machining processes, as well as identify the various types of CNC machines and programming functions used outside of the classroom. Industry tours will be a part of the course to give students a basic understanding of the diversity of types and uses of CNC machines. Prerequisite: IND 207. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
IND 218 - Fluid Power
This course will combine the operating fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic controls and operations. Students will read and interpret prints using proper symbols and documentation. Students will be able to design and assemble a complete fluid power system using the correct calculations for proper sizing of equipment. Prerequisite: ELT 120 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
IND 219 - Industrial Troubleshooting
Students will learn to systematically troubleshoot equipment and control systems used in industry. This course will start with analyzing troubleshooting theory and flowcharts and evolve into actual hands-on troubleshooting of simulated industrial machinery. Prerequisites: ELT 120 or EET 107; ELT 262, and EET 245 with a grade of "C" or higher or competency test with a grade of 80% or above. Semester hour(s) 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
IND 239 - Industrial Communications
This course will introduce the fundamentals of industrial networks. Topics covered will include WANs, LANs, PANs, topologies, communication protocols, cabling, wired and wireless communications, and SCADA. Additional topics may be introduced to keep content current in this rapidly changing area. Lab activities will be included to provide ""hands-on"" experience with equipment. Prerequisite: EET 110 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
IND 250 - Industrial Internship
Participation in a work experience in an area of technology under supervision of both the college and an employer. Internship objectives will be identified for each student enrolled Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours in major field and consent of instructor. 1-2-3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course is repeatable three times for a maximum of twelve credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 5-10-15 hours internship/week
LAN 101 - Beginning French I **
A study of functional French with emphasis on speaking the language. Practice in reading and writing simple French. This course assumes that the student has no previous exposure to French language or culture. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week NOTES: ** This course is not currently offered.
LAN 102 - Beginning French II **
A continuation of the study of functional French with emphasis on speaking the language. Practice in reading and writing simple French. Prerequisite: LAN 101 or 1 year of high school French. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week NOTES: ** This course is not currently offered.
LAN 151 - Beginning German I **
A study of functional German with emphasis on speaking the language. Practice in reading and writing simple German. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/2 lab/week NOTES: ** This course is not currently offered.
LAN 152 - Beginning German II **
A study of functional German with emphasis on speaking the language. Practice in reading and writing simple German. Prerequisite: LAN 151 or 1 year of high school German. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week NOTES: ** This course is not currently offered.
LAN 161 - Beginning Spanish I
A study of functional Spanish with emphasis on speaking the language. Practice in reading and writing simple Spanish. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
LAN 162 - Beginning Spanish II
A study of functional Spanish with emphasis on speaking the language. Practice in reading and writing simple Spanish. Prerequisite: LAN 161 or 1 year of high school Spanish. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
LAN 163 - Survival Spanish I
The focus of this course will be on necessary vocabulary, terms and idioms used in 21st century United States work places. The Spanish studied will involve a minimum of grammar and a maximum of oral repetition and memorization of short essential phrases. Dialogues will be practiced and mastered involving everyday situations in law enforcement, social work, counseling and businesses where clients are frequently Spanish speaking. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
LAN 164 - Survival Spanish II
The course will extend drill and practice necessary to a worker in jobs requiring bilingual skills. The Spanish studied will go beyond elementary vocabularies in work-related situations. Some new attention will focus on past tense, commands, telephone communication and correspondence. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
LAN 201 - Intermediate French I **
A continuation of the study of functional French with emphasis on speaking the language. Practice in reading and writing simple French. Prerequisite: LAN 102 or two years of high school French. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week NOTES: ** This course is not currently offered.
LAN 202 - Intermediate French II **
Continued emphasis on expression in the language. Class discussion will be based on cultural readings, recordings, and film. Intensive grammar review with added cultural context. Prerequisite: LAN 201 or three years of high school French. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week NOTES: ** This course is not currently offered
LAN 251 - Intermediate German I **
Continued emphasis on speaking the language. Class discussion based on the reading of selected short stories, plays, poetry and essays. General grammar review and composition. Prerequisite: LAN 151 or 2 years of high school German. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week NOTES: ** This course is not currently offered.
LAN 252 - Intermediate German II **
Continued emphasis on speaking the language. Class discussion based on the reading of selected short stories, plays, poetry and essays. General grammar review and composition. Prerequisite: LAN 251. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week NOTES: ** This course is not currently offered.
LAN 261 - Intermediate Spanish I
Continued emphasis on speaking the language. Class discussion based on readings in grammar review text and culture presentations for Spain and South America. Selected Spanish prose readings. Prerequisite: LAN 162 or 3 years of high school Spanish. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
LAN 262 - Intermediate Spanish II
Continued emphasis on speaking the language. Class discussion based on readings in grammar review text and culture presentations for Spain and South America. Selected Spanish prose readings. Prerequisite: LAN 261. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): H1 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
LAN 263 - Survival Spanish III
The course offers extensive practice in comprehension and speaking of Spanish. Mastery of intermediate level text materials and tapes provide cultural and idiomatic awareness and sound language review. Advanced repetition and conversation practice in the target language. Prerequisite: LAN 164. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
LAN 264 - Survival Spanish IV
The course offers extensive practice in comprehension and speaking of Spanish. Mastery of intermediate level text materials and tapes provide cultural and idiomatic awareness and sound language review. Advanced repetition and conversation practice in the target language. Prerequisite: LAN 263 or permission of instructor. Special condition: LAN 264 does not transfer to universities as part of a foreign language prerequisite 3 Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
LAN 299 - Topics/Issues in Foreign Lang
Seminar on a special topic or current issue in foreign language. The topics covered will vary from situation to situation depending on the needs of the student population being served and the nature of the subject being studied. The specific topic covered will be listed on the student's permanent academic record. The course outline must be approved by the academic department each time a different topic or issue is to be offered under this variable topic course label 1 to 4 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course is repeatable three times for a maximum of 12 credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-4 lec/week
MAT 070 - Fundamentals of Mathematics
This is a course in basic mathematical skills and concepts. Emphasis is on the development and review of computational and operational skills with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, ratio and proportion, measurement systems, geometric shapes, and an introduction to working with variables and solving one-step algebraic equations. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score. 3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
MAT 075 - Beginning Algebra
This is an introductory course in algebra. Topics include Integers and operations, the real number system, expressions and exponents, linear equations and inequalities, graphs of equations, polynomials and factoring, slope and equations of lines, systems of linear equations, and quadratic equations. Credit earned does not count toward any degree, nor does it transfer. A scientific calculator will be used in this course. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or completion of MAT 070 or MAT 072 with a grade of ""C"" or better. 4 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
MAT 076 - Geometry
A study of points, lines, planes, angles, and other geometric figures. Properties of size and shape are investigated through observation and deduction. Topics include proof and logic, parallels and polygons, congruence and similarity, inequalities, right triangles, circles, area and volume. Compass/straightedge constructions and locus problems are also included. This course is designed for students that have not taken high school geometry or for those who need to relearn the basic concepts of geometry. Prerequisite: MAT 074 or MAT 075 or higher level math course with a grade of C or higher or appropriate placement score, or one year of high school algebra with grades of C or higher or one year of Math 1 with grades of C or higher. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
MAT 078 - Prep. Math for Non-STEM Majors
This course is to prepare students for college-level liberal arts math, technical math, or general statistics courses through content that is relevant for non-STEM majors. Topics in this course incorporate real-life applications while teaching prealgebra, numerical, algebraic, geometric, and measurement concepts; along with an introduction to probability and statistics. Rationale for Course: This course is an alternative pathway for students starting with MAT.070, and who are preparing to take MAT 106 Applied Mathematics or MAT 115 Principles of Modern Math or MAT 240 Statistics. Students that want to take MAT 121 College Algebra will need to take MAT 081 Intermediate Algebra after earning a C or better in this course; or take MAT 075 followed by MAT 081. This course is also a good review of numerical, algebra, measurement, and data concepts for the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Mathematics Test. Pre-requisite: MAT 070 with grade of "C" or higher; or appropriate placement score Semester hour(s): 4 Lecture/Lab hours: 4 lecture
MAT 081 - Intermediate Algebra
This is an intermediate level algebra course; the following topics will be extended to an intermediate level of competency; real numbers and expressions, equations and inequalities, graphing methods, polynomials and factoring, quadratic equations, and systems of equations. New topics include: functions and their graphs, radicals and complex numbers, rational expressions, quadratic equations, quadratic and rational inequalities, graphs of second degree equations, and variation. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or completion of MAT 074 or MAT 075 with a grade of "C" or higher. This course may be repeated 3 times for a maximum of 16 credits. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
MAT 106 - Applied Mathematics
Applied mathematics is a fundamental course for students in technical and career programs. The course includes fundamental mathematics, algebra, geometry, right triangle trigonometry, business mathematics, and statistical concepts which are applied to the solution of practical problems. Scientific notation, metrics and use of the calculator are also covered. Prerequisite: MAT 075 with a grade of C or higher or appropriate placement score, or one year of high school algebra with grade of C or higher, or High School Math 1 with grade of C or higher. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
MAT 110 - Math for Elementary Teachers I
The emphasis of this course is placed on mathematical reasoning and problem-solving as it pertains to modern elementary/middle school mathematics. Topics include: basic problem solving, whole numbers and elementary number theory, fractions, ratios and percents, rational numbers, and real numbers. Prerequisite: MAT 076 with a grade of C or higher or one year of high school geometry with a grade of C or higher and MAT 081 with a grade of C or higher, or two years of high school algebra with grades of C or higher or appropriate placement score. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
MAT 111 - Math for Elementary Teacher II
This course is a continuation of MAT 110 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I. Topics include: real numbers, introductory probability and statistics, geometry measurement, coordinate geometry and transformations. Prerequisite: MAT 110 with a grade of C or higher. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): M1 903 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
MAT 115 - Principles of Modern Math
An investigation of the key ideas in contemporary mathematics. Three or four topics will be studied in-depth, with at least three chosen from the following list: geometry, combinatorics and probability, graph theory, logic and set theory, mathematics of finance, and statistics. These topics are taught with an emphasis on problem-solving. This course serves as a general mathematics elective for liberal arts majors. Prerequisite: MAT 081 with a grade of C or higher or two years of high school algebra with grades of C or higher, Math 3 with a C or higher, or appropriate placement score. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): M1 904 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
MAT 121 - College Algebra
This course assumes proficiency with material in MAT 081. Topics extended to the college level include: real numbers, exponents and radicals, polynomials and factoring, fractional expressions, equations and inequalities, functions and their graphs, conic sections, and systems of equations and inequalities. New topics include: zeros of polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, sequences, and the Binomial Theorem. This course requires a graphing calculator. Prerequisite: Either High School Math 3 with grades of C or higher, or both a geometry prerequisite (either MAT 076 with grade of C or higher or one year of high school geometry with grades of C or higher) and an algebra prerequisite (either MAT 081 with a grade of C or higher or two years of high school algebra with grades of C or higher or appropriate placement score). 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
MAT 122 - Trigonometry
This course consists of an elementary survey of trigonometry and its applications. Topics include a review of prerequisite topics, radian measure and the unit circle, trigonometric functions and their graphs, and inverse trigonometric functions. Also included are trigonometric identities and equations, the solution of right and oblique triangles, vectors, and a review of exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications. Prerequisite: MAT 121 with a grade of a "C" or higher OR four years of college preparatory high school mathematics with grades of a "C" or higher OR Math 3 with a grade of "C" or higher OR appropriate placement score. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
MAT 150 - Computer Prog Math & Engineer
The syntax of a high-level programming language is studied and applied to problems in mathematics, science and engineering. An emphasis is placed on the structured development of algorithms to solve these problems. The programming language features that lend themselves to problems in these areas such as special variable types, library and user defined functions, and subprograms are dealt with in more detail. Applications involving methods of finding roots of functions, numerical techniques of integration and differentiation, vector and matrix operations included. Prerequisite: MAT 203 with a grade of C or better. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
MAT 203 - Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
The elementary concepts of differential and integral calculus are introduced and applications are discussed. These include: limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, the indefinite and definite integral. Trigonometric functions are dealt with. Some applications are: related rates, graphing, extreme value problems and Newton's method for finding roots of equations. Prerequisite: MAT 122 - Trigonometry with a grade of C or higher (or appropriate placement score) OR four years of college preparatory high school mathematics with grades of C or higher and either the appropriate placement score or an ACT Math score at least 26 OR Math 3 with a grade of C or higher and either appropriate placement score or an ACT Math score of at least 26 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): M1 900-1, MTH 901 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
MAT 204 - Calc & Analytic Geometry II
The methods of differentiation and integration are extended and power series are introduced. The new methods deal with: logarithms, exponential, hyperbolic and inverse trigonometric functions. Some applications are: area between two curves, volumes of revolution, arc length, and work. The techniques of integration by parts, partial fractions, trigonometric substitution and numerical integration are covered. Power series and the Taylor series function representation are introduced. Prerequisite: MAT 203 with a grade of C or higher. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): M1 900-2, MTH 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
MAT 205 - Calc & Analytic Geometry III
The elementary ideas concerning conic sections, polar curves, and vector-valued and multivariate functions are covered. These topics include: area, arc length and tangents for polar curves. In addition, vectors, vector derivatives, curvature and motion in two and three space are studied. The multivariate concepts of differentiability, partial differentiation, gradient vectors, LaGrange multipliers, finding relative extreme values, and multiple integration are studied. This course also includes material on vector fields, line integrals, independence of path, Green's Theorem, surface integrals, the Divergence Theorem, and Stokes Theorem. Prerequisite: MAT 204 with a grade of C or higher. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): M1 900-3, MTH 903 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
MAT 211 - Differential Equations
This course is an introduction to methods of solving differential equations as well as applications of differential equations to physical problems. The methods for solving first-order differential equations include: numerical techniques, separation of variables, substitution methods, exact equation techniques, and identification of integrating factors. Also, some types of higher order equations will be explored, including application problems. Linear independence and the Wronskian of higher order equations will be covered. Methods for solving second-order homogeneous and non-homogeneous equations include the methods of undetermined coefficients, reduction of order, and variation of parameters. At least two of the following topics will be covered in depth: LaPlace transforms, power series methods, partial differential equations and Fourier series, systems of linear differential equations, further numerical methods and non-cursory treatment of other advanced topics. Prerequisite: MAT 204 with a grade of C or higher. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): MTH 912 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
MAT 220 - Finite Mathematics
A study of some major topics in finite mathematics: interest, annuities, matrix theory, matrix operations, solutions of systems of inequalities, linear programming by graphing and Simplex methods, principles of counting and probability. Applications of these topics in the fields of business management, economics, and social science, as well as natural science are included. Prerequisite: MAT 121 with a grade of "C" or higher (or appropriate placement score), OR four years of college preparatory high school mathematics with grades of "C" or higher OR Math 3 with a grade of "C" or higher. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): M1 906 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
MAT 221 - Calc for Bus & Soc Science
A brief course in elementary differential and integral calculus. Primarily for students of business, economics and social science, with emphasis on applications. Prerequisite: MAT 121 with a grade of C or higher or appropriate placement score, or four years of college preparatory high school mathematics with grades of C or higher OR Math 3 with a grade of "C" or higher. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): M1 900-B Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
MAT 230 - Discrete Mathematics
An introduction to analysis of finite collections and mathematical foundations of sequential machines, computer system design, data structures and algorithms. Includes: sets and logic, counting, recursion, graph theory, trees, nets, Boolean algebra, automata, and formal grammars and languages. Prerequisite: MAT 121 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): M1 905, CS 915 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
MAT 231 - Linear Algebra
This course is an introduction to the mathematical theory and application of matrices, vectors, vector spaces, and linear transformations. Topics include the algebra of matrices for solving systems of linear equations, the theory of finite-dimensional vector spaces, and theorems and applications associated with eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Students will construct proofs of propositions involving the following; matrices, determinants, vector spaces and inner product spaces. Applications of linear algebra will be examined. Prerequisite: MAT 204 with a grade of C or higher. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): MTH 911 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
MAT 240 - Elementary Statistics
An introduction to basic concepts in statistical methods including measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, probability, theoretical and empirical distribution, estimation, tests of hypotheses, linear regression and correlation. Prerequisite: MAT 081 with a grade of "C" or higher or two years of high school algebra with grades of C or higher, Math 3 with a C or higher, or appropriate placement scores. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): M1 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
MUS 101 - Fundamentals of Music
Fundamentals of music for those with little or no musical background. Includes study of notational symbols, scales, keys, intervals and rhythm. This course is highly recommended as preparation for MUS 111-Theory of Music, and for students with minimal background in music theory. This course is highly recommended as preparation for MUS 111 (Theory of Music I) and for students with minimal background in music theory. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec/week
MUS 106 - Concert Choir
Practical experience in choral singing of accompanied and unaccompanied music of the various periods and styles. 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lab/week
MUS 143 - Jazz Ensemble **
Preparation and performance of varied types and styles of instrumental music in the Jazz genre. Students may enroll for one semester hour at a time for a maximum of four hours. This course provides the needed group practice to complement individual music instruction and the music theory courses. Students enrolled for credit are expected to present at least one public performance per semester. This course may be repeated three times for a maximum of four credits. 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated three times for a maximum of four credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab NOTES: **THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED.
MUS 155 - Concert Band
Preparation and performance of a variety of instrumental concert band music. Students may enroll for one semester hour at a time for a total of two hours for each section. This course provides the needed group practice to complement individual music instruction and the music theory courses. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week
MUS 201 - Music Appreciation
A course where the novice can learn, without going into music history, the basic mechanics of all types of music ranging from classical to rock. The course emphasizes what to listen for and to identify factors that influence music (politics, religion, technology, philosophy, etc.). Examples of various arts are used to clarify fundamental concepts for those who have no experience in the field of music. (Open to all students) Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 (Composition I) or completion of ELA 099 (Preparatory Language Arts for the College Student).. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): F1 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
NRS 051 - Integration to Nursing Prac
This elective course provides student rns with opportunity to work with departmental mentoring RNs, facilitating the student's ability to experience real-world patient care. Student RNs will gain skills in patient assessment, prioritization, team collaboration, and provisions of care within their scope. Prerequisite: NRS 142 Medical Surgical Nursing I with a grade of "C" or better and/or application approval after interview with instructor. 1 Semester hour 12 lab/week
NRS 101 - Basic Nursing Assistant
An introduction of theory and practice necessary to meet the patient's needs within the scope of the beginning nursing assistant. Topics will include basic information about body structure and function and related terminology, growth and development with emphasis on aging and the role and responsibilities of the nursing assistant to help the client with personal hygiene and mobility within a safe environment. The course includes clinical experience in a subacute health care setting. The student will provide care to individuals who need assistance with the activities of daily living. Prerequisite: Meet admission criteria of at least 15 years of age and ability to meet health and immunization requirements that are detailed at the orientation session. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week
NRS 103 - Basic Nursing Assistant II
This course will focus on advanced nursing assistant skills. Topics will include the role and responsibilities of the nursing assistant in relation to measuring vital signs, assisting the patient with nutrition, fluid balance and elimination; special procedures, such as the application of heat and cold therapies, admission, discharge and postmortem care. Students will care for patients with common medical surgical conditions, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This course includes clinical experience in a subacute health care setting. Prerequisite: NRS 101 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week
NRS 108 - Practical Nursing Fundamentals
This course is designed to introduce the beginning practical nursing student to the profession of nursing with particular focus in the long term care setting. Safe and effective care principles will be applied. The students will be expected to manage hygiene related needs, basic safety, and nutritional provision of oral fluids and foods. Concepts related to assessment, culture, values and ethics, legal aspects, and therapeutic interpersonal communication skills will be presented. The principles and practices of medication administration will be introduced. Alterations in bowel and urinary elimination, oxygenation, rest and sleep will be discussed. The concepts of pain, teaching and learning, death and dying, and spirituality will be addressed. The nursing process will be introduced and integrated throughout the course. Knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to perform competent nursing care will be applied to the care of the geriatric/adult patients. Clinical experience will focus on the basic care of the geriatric/adult resident in the long term care setting. Prerequisite: Admission to the LPN program. 13 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 8 lec/10 lab
NRS 109 - Fd. Mod Bed Nurs/Repro Hlth II
This course includes the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of nursing care related to the following: maternity patient, normal newborn and newborn with complications, pediatric patient, care of patients with sexually transmitted diseases, and pathology and care related to the urinary and reproductive systems (male and female). The clinical/laboratory component will help reinforce knowledge and skills needed with the birthing family, hospitalized child, well child care, and adult patients with selected medical and surgical conditions with a patient-centered focus. Prerequisite: NRS 108 with a grade of C or better. 7 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/6 lab
NRS 110 - Foundations Med Surg Nursing I
Topics will include the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nursing care related to gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, diabetes, respiratory, and cardiovascular and hematologic and lymphatic system disorders. The clinical and laboratory component provides experience in the care of the patient throughout the adult lifespan (ages 18 years through old age) with medical and surgical conditions with integration of the nursing process. Prerequisites: NRS 108 and BIO 108 with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor. 7 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/6 lab
NRS 111 - Foundation Med Surg Nursing II
Topics will include the systems and concepts of nursing care related to actual mental health diagnoses or issues and disease states in the systems of endocrine, immune, nervous and integumetary. Evidence based knowledge, skills, and attitudes of practical nursing regarding education, teamwork, and employment opportunities; preparation for licensure; career evaluation; legal responsibilities, and the concept and management of patient centered care are incorporated. The clinical component will provide experience in the adult long term and skilled care nursing settings. Prerequisites: NRS 109 and NRS 110 with a grade of C or better. 6 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/4 lab/week
NRS 113 - Drug Dosage Calculations
A course designed to promote competency in calculating commonly encountered drug dosage problems. Conversions between metric and household systems will be covered. Concepts regarding safety in medication administration and interpreting health care provider orders will be included. Students will learn how to calculate oral, parenteral, IV flow rates, critical care and pediatric drug dosage calculations using their calculation method of choice. Prerequisite: BIO 108 or concurrent enrollment in BIO 108; AND NRS 108 or concurrent enrollment in NRS 108; OR permission of instructor 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec/week
NRS 115 - LPN Intravenous Therapy
The purpose of the Intravenous Therapy Course is to provide the appropriate knowledge, skill, and attitudes to perform selected tasks identified in the Illinois Nurse Practice Act related to intravenous therapy on stabilized patients under the supervision of a registered nurse, physician, dentist or podiatrist. Prerequisite: NRS 108 with a grade of "C" or better or current Illinois practical nurse license and/or a sponsoring agency willing to provide a registered nurse preceptor and consent of instructor or concurrent enrollment in NRS 108. 2 Semester hours 1.5 lec,/1 lab/week
NRS 116 - Med Terminology for Hea Career
NRS 116 is an internet-based medical terminology course designed for students pursuing health careers. Students will develop knowledge of the foundation of word parts, combining forms, anatomical terminology, and medical terms organized by body systems. The course includes the study of definition and use of medical terms common to many health related disciplines. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
NRS 121 - CNA Recertification
This course is designed for students interested in working in nursing homes or hospital settings, and who must validate 21 performance skills due to a consecutive 24 month lapse in CNA employment. Through this eight hour program, students will be reevaluated in a clinical setting providing care to individuals who need assistance with activities of daily living. Prerequisite: Must be on the Illinois Healthcare Worker Registry in good standing. 0.5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lab
NRS 140 - Fund. of Nursing Practice
This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to the profession of nursing in the long term care and acute care settings. Safe and effective care will be emphasized. Students will be expected to manage hygiene related needs, safety, and nutritional provision of oral fluids and foods. Concepts related to assessment, culture, values, ethics, legal aspects, and therapeutic interpersonal communication skills will be presented. The principles and practices of medication administration and safe maintenance of an IV infusion will be introduced. Alterations in bowel and urinary elimination, oxygenation, rest and sleep will be discussed. The concepts necessary to support a patient's psychosocial integrity including pain, teaching and learning, death and dying, and spirituality will be addressed. Knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to perform basic nursing skills competently will be applied to the care of the aged and adult patients with medical/surgical conditions in the classroom, lab and clinical setting. The nursing process will be introduced and integrated throughout the course. Admission to ADN program. BIO 109 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment. 10 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 5.5 lec/9 lab
NRS 141 - Pharmacology for Nursing
This course is designed to provide nursing students an introduction to the principles of pharmacology with emphasis on drug classes, rationale for use, dosage, therapeutic, adverse and side effects, integration of legal, ethical, other social factors and nursing implications. Admission to the ADN program. BIO 108 or 109 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec.
NRS 142 - Medical Surgical Nursing I
The fundamental principles previously learned are applied to the management of the perioperative patient, management of patients with problems of the endocrine, nervous, skin, and immune systems. Other concepts include intravenous therapy, fluid & electrolytes, shock, community health nursing, emergency are, bioterrorism, and the concepts of management for safe and effective care. The lab and clinical component provides experience in meeting the needs of the aged patient and adult patient with medical and surgical problems. NRS 140 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice, NRS 141 Pharmacology for Nursing with a grade of "C" or better, BIO 110 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment. 9 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 5 lec/8 lab
NRS 201 - Bridging Nursing Concepts
This course is designed to provide review of basic nursing concepts for the LPN to transition to the professional nurse role. The nursing process and key concept related to nursing care in the acute care environment will be covered. Lab activities will prepare the student for the skills required for NRS 243-Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing. Licensed Practical Nurse or eligible for licensure. Lab section is a review of required skills. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/2 lab
NRS 243 - Adv Medical Surgical Nursing
Requires students to apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes for or towards the care of adult patients in a simulated laboratory and acute care environments. Complex multisystem disruptions and the subsequent nursing needs for patient care will be experienced. Focus will be on patients with related cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, hematologic, renal, shock and acid/base imbalances. Students will apply the nursing process and utilize information literacy skills to achieve deliberative and competent decision-making that is grounded in evidence based practice to achieve best practice outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on prioritization of care through collaboration with other members of the health care team, patients and their families. NRS 142 Medical Surgical Nursing I. BIO 110 with a grade of "C" or better. 9 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 5 lec./8 lab
NRS 244 - Pediatric Nursing
This course explores the physiological alterations of clients with acute and chronic health care needs. Building on the foundations of previous nursing courses and the nursing process, students will examine the impact of and plan nursing care for pediatric clients experiencing acute and/or chronic alterations. Utilizing the nursing process and nursing management, psychosocial and physiological adaptations will be examined in the context of social justice, cultural competence, and equity of health care. Enrollment in the Nursing Program and NRS 140-Fundamentals of Nursing Practice and NRS 142-Medical Surgical Nursing I with a grade of "C" or better. 2.5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec/1 lab
NRS 245 - Reproductive Health
This course introduces and examines past, present and future trends involving male and female reproductive health (from puberty through menopause). Nursing discussions will emphasize and expand student knowledge regarding pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum and newborn (antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and newborn care) for normal and complicated care situations. Lifestyle choices and the effects on an individual's health will be discussed as well as family dynamics, abuse, and reproductive illnesses (diseases/issues). The clinical component will help reinforce knowledge and skills needed in maternal and infant areas concerning assessments, planning, decision making abilities, and critical thinking. PSY 103, NRS 142 and BIO 110 all with a "C" or better. 3.5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec/3 lab
NRS 246 - Psych/Mental Health Nursing
The course focuses on the concepts related to nurse management of patients with mental illness. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes, such as therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, which are essential to the care of persons with mental health problems. The lab and clinical component provides experience in utilizing the nursing process to meet the needs of patients with varying degrees of illness behavior in the acute, chronic and outpatient settings. NRS 243-Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing and PSY 103 both with a grade of "C" or better. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.5 lec/3 lab
NRS 247 - Trans into Practice Capstone
A clinical-based learning experience that enables the student to apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to implement advanced nursing theory, skills, and research in the delivery of nursing care to the complex patient. Data sets of health care systems will be analyzed for comparison with current national, state and local trends and standards. An evidence based project to enhance patient care will be created. The project will incorporate the principles of communication, teamwork, patient centered care, quality improvement and informatics to advocate for the highest standard of nursing practice. Review of previous systems and concepts will be done for NCLEX preparation. Pre-requisite: NRS 243-Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing with a grade of "C" or better. 6 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/6 lab
OAS 103 - Basic Keyboarding & Doc Proc
Instruction in keyboard and machine control techniques with the objective of developing a mastery of the keyboard and skill in producing basic and academic reports. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lab/week
PED 100 - Spec Topics: Sports Activity
Seasonal sport activity offering; sport topic varies. Instruction, demonstration and practice, fundamental skills, knowledge of rules and strategies of play will be covered. Interclass competition. This course may be repeated three times for a maximum four credits. Pre-requisite: None 1 Semester hour Repeatable: This course may be repeated three times for a maximum of four credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week
PED 104 - Cross Country Running
Instruction in cross country running. Skill development in areas of form, pace and finish. Strategies of base, speed work (intervals), and tapering will be taught along with knowledge of current race protocols. Active running experience. This course may be repeated one time for a maximum of two credits. Pre-requisite: None 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated one time for a maximum of two credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week
PED 105 - Baseball
Instruction and play in the game of baseball. Skill development in areas of hitting, fielding, base running, pitching, and defensive positioning. Collegiate level offensive and defensive strategies will be taught along with knowledge of current rules and team strategies. Active game scenarios and interclass competitions. This course may be repeated one time for a maximum of two credits. Pre-requisite: None 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated one time for a maximum of two credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week
PED 107 - Track and FIeld
Instruction in Track and Field. Skill development in areas of running and/or field events. Areas may include sprinting, hurdling, middle distance, distance or relay running, as well as throwing and jumping events. Active participation experience. This course may be repeated one time for a maximum of two credits. 1 Semester hour Lecture/lab hours: 2 lab/week This course may be repeated one time for a maximum of two credits
PED 114 - Softball
Instruction and play in the game of softball. Skill development in areas of hitting, fielding, base running, pitching, and defensive positioning. Collegiate level offensive and defensive strategies will be taught along with knowledge of current rules and team strategies. Active game scenarios and interclass competitions. This course may be repeated one time for a maximum of two credits. Pre-requisite: None 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated one time for a maximum of two credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week
PED 115 - Nutrition and Diet Therapy
This course is designed to provide knowledge about the basic principles of nutrition, nutrition in health promotion and nutrition in health care. The topics of this course include essential nutrients, their sources, absorption, metabolisms and functions, nutrition across the life span and an introduction to clinical nutrition. Credit will not be awarded for both PED 115 and NRS 132. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week NOTES: All courses may be selected as an elective course in all programs. All one credit activity courses may be repeated for a total of two credits.
PED 121 - Basketball
Instruction and play in the game of basketball. Skill development in areas of passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, and defensive movement. Collegiate level offensive and defensive systems will be taught along with knowledge of current rules and team strategies. Active game scenarios and scrimmages. This course may be repeated one time for a maximum of two credits. Prerequisite: None 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week NOTES: All courses may be selected as an elective course in all programs. All one credit activity courses may be repeated for a total of two credits.
PED 123 - Conditioning
Instruction is designed to create high intensity, individualized and structured workout routines with emphasis in challenging the participant. Will also include testing and measuring of physical abilities and sports skills. Included are suggestions for relaxation, the effects of exercise and diet on the body, warm-up exercises and self-testing stunts. This course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week NOTES: All courses may be selected as an elective course in all programs. All one credit activity courses may be repeated for a total of two credits.
PED 126 - Tennis
Instruction and play in the game of tennis. Skill development in areas of serve, strokes, footwork, and net play. Collegiate level offensive and defensive strategies will be taught along with knowledge of current rules and doubles play. Active game scenarios and interclass match competitions. This course may be repeated one time for a maximum of two credits. 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week Notes: All courses may be selected as an elective course in all programs. All one credit activity courses may be repeated for a total of two credits.
PED 127 - Volleyball
Instruction and play in the game of volleyball. Skill development in areas of serving, passing, setting, spiking, digging, and blocking. Collegiate level offensive and defensive systems will be taught along with knowledge of current rules and team strategies. Active games scenarios and interclass competitions. This course may be repeated one time for a maximum of two credits. 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week NOTES: All courses may be selected as an elective course in all programs. All one credit activity courses may be repeated for a total of two credits.
PED 134 - Beginning Golf
Instruction and play in beginning golf. Skill development in areas of full swing, fairway iron and wood play, pitching and chipping, and putting. Collegiate level course management will be taught along with knowledge of current rules and strategies of play. Active golfing experience. This course may be repeated one time for a maximum of two credits. Prerequisite: None 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week NOTES: All courses may be selected as an elective course in all programs. All one credit activity courses may be repeated for a total of two credits.
PED 150 - Super Circuit Fitness I
Introduction to and participation in a multi-station aerobic super-circuit through the use of sub-maximal weights with multiple repetitions. After initial cardiovascular and other physiological training, students develop their strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance and reduce body fat by rotating through a circuit of 12 exercise machines, changing machines once every 30 seconds. This course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week NOTES: All courses may be selected as an elective course in all programs. All one credit activity courses may be repeated for a total of two credits.
PED 151 - Super Circuit Fitness II
A continuation of PED 150 - Super-Circuit Fitness I. The course is for those students desiring to continue benefiting from the Super-Circuit Fitness Center. 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week NOTES: All courses may be selected as an elective course in all programs. All one credit activity courses may be repeated for a total of two credits.
PED 152 - Super Circuit Fitness III
A continuation of PED 151 - Super-Circuit Fitness II. The course is for those students desiring to continue benefiting from the Super-Circuit Fitness Center. 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week NOTES: All courses may be selected as an elective course in all programs. All one credit activity courses may be repeated for a total of two credits.
PED 153 - Super Circuit Fitness IV
A continuation of PED 152 - Super-Circuit Fitness III. The course is for those students desiring to continue benefiting from the Super-Circuit Fitness Center. 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week NOTES: All courses may be selected as an elective course in all programs. All one credit activity courses may be repeated for a total of two credits.
PED 208 - Techniques/Theory of Coaching
This is an introduction to the theories and principles of coaching. Emphasis will be placed on administrative duties, practice design and implementation, contest preparation, and motivation of participants. The course will also focus on the creation and understanding of the development of a coaching philosophy. It will examine philosophies of notable coaches. The content is applicable to all levels of competition. It will also include professional certifications and development. Students will be eligible for certification via American Sport Education Program. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PED 213 - First Aid
This course will explore the necessary actions to be taken in case of an accident, sudden illness in the home, school, and within the community based on the most current scientific evidence. Topics discussed include but are not limited to: initial scene surveying, checking the victim, basic first aid CPR & AED skills, identifying medical emergencies, and recognizing various injuries. Students successfully completing the course objectives will receive a two-year Certificate of Completion by the American Red Cross (ARC) in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED proficiency. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec/week NOTES: All courses may be selected as an elective course in all programs. All one credit activity courses may be repeated for a total of two credits.
PED 214 - Intro to Physical Education
Course covers the historical development, philosophies, aims and objectives of Physical Education. Students will be oriented to the scope and opportunities in the various fields of Physical Education. This course will give the students a basic understanding and knowledge of the major sub-discipline areas within Physical Education. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week NOTES: All courses may be selected as an elective course in all programs. All one credit activity courses may be repeated for a total of two credits.
PED 220 - Rhythms & Games for Children
Methods of administering, supervising and teaching the major areas of rhythms, games, testing and apparatus in the elementary school grades. The course is designed to fit the needs of the classroom teacher in approaching the area of learning. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lecture NOTES: All courses may be selected as an elective course in all programs. All one credit activity courses may be repeated for a total of two credits.
PHL 101 - Intro to Logic/Formal Reason
A study of the principles of correct reasoning. Attention will be given to such topics as the logical use of language, types of definition, mathematical logic and methods of science. Emphasis is placed on understanding logical theory and on using techniques of valid reasoning. Although modern symbolic logic may be included in the content, the course will focus on a humanistic approach to logic rather than a mathematical one. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): H4 906 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PHL 102 - Introduction to Philosophy
By listening to lectures and studying the text, students will be exposed to and engaged in a broad and intensive study of philosophy. Although the emphasis will be on western thought, they will be exposed to alternative views and the basics of non-western philosophy. Students will become familiar with and come to understand the essential features of philosophic thought. They will learn to define philosophy and to understand metaphysics, epistemology, and questions of God. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): H4 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PHL 103 - Ethics and Social Policy
An examination of moral aspects of human conduct and a study of ethical principles for moral evaluation. Surveys ethical theory from antiquity to the present. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): H4 904 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PHL 104 - World Religions
A comparative survey of some of the leading ideas of the worlds major religions, including Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Attention will be given also to the primitive roots of civilized religion and to the cultural context in which the various conceptions developed. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): H5 904N Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PHL 204 - Contemporary Moral Issues
This course presents each side of several controversial social issues such as abortion and affirmative action. The main thrust of the course is to see the ethical basis of these issues in light of some traditional and liberal philosophical thought. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PHY 175 - Introduction to Physics
Basic concepts of physics including units in mechanics, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism and Bohr theory; to build an organized body of knowledge relating to physical phenomena encountered in the student's life. Designed to meet the laboratory requirements for non-science majors and students in elementary education. Prerequisite: ELT 120; or MAT 078, MAT 081, MAT 106, or higher; or 2 years of high school algebra with a grade of “C” or higher; or appropriate mathematics placement score. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P1 900L Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week
PHY 201 - General Physics I
This course is a survey of the general principles of mechanics, sound and heat. It is designed for: (1) those students whose curriculum requires a one-year course in physics (pre-medical, pre-dental, architecture, agriculture, radio communication); (2) engineering students who have not had high school physics; (3) students who have an interest in the field of physics and select it to satisfy the science requirement of their curriculum. The main objective of the course is to acquaint the student with the experimental method, to develop laboratory skills and to present the student with an organized body of knowledge related to physical phenomena encountered in the student's life. Prerequisite: MAT 121 or higher 5 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P1 900L Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec, 2 lab/week
PHY 202 - General Physics II
This course is a survey of the general principles of electricity, magnetism, light and optics, and modern physics. It provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts and mathematics associated with physics as an organized body of knowledge based on the scientific method. Prerequisite: PHY 201. Semester hour(s): 5 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec, 2 lab/week
PHY 211 - Engineering Physics I
An examination of the basic principles of mechanics with special emphasis on conceptual and mathematical problem-solving. Topics include linear kinematics, Newton's Laws, rotational motion, gravitation, and equilibrium. Prerequisites: High school physics or PHY 201 and MAT 203. 5 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P2 900L and PHY 911 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec, 2 lab/week
PHY 212 - Engineering Physics II
An examination of the basic principles of electricity and magnetism with selected topics in electric and magnetic fields, potentials, network theory, dielectric and magnetic properties of matter, capacitance, inductance, dc and ac circuits, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic waves. Prerequisite: PHY 211 and MAT 204 or concurrent enrollment in MAT 204. 5 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): PHY 912 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec, 2 lab/week
PHY 213 - Engineering Physics III
An introduction to heat and thermodynamics, oscillations and waves, geometrical and physical optics, the properties of light, relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, elementary particles, and solid state physics.. Prerequisite: PHY 212 and MAT 204. 5 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): PHY 913 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec, 2 lab/week
PHY 221 - Mechanics I (Statics)
A vector algebra approach to understanding the principles of and problem-solving techniques of both particle and rigid body systems and three dimensions. Topics include rigid body equilibrium and equivalent systems of force, centroids, analysis of structures, and friction. Prerequisite: PHY 211 and MAT 204 or concurrent enrollment in MAT 204. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): EGR 942 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PHY 222 - Mechanics II (Dynamics)
A course which begins with a study of particle motion and extends into rigid body motion. The kinematics of motion is explored and dynamic, kinetic, and impulse/momentum concepts are used to solve the equations of motion. Prerequisites: PHY 221 and MAT 205 or concurrent enrollment in MAT 205. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): EGR 943 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PHY 246 - Intro to Circuit Analysis
This course is an introduction to methods for analyzing electric circuits using the following elements and methods of analysis: Kirchoff's laws, node and mesh equations, equivalent circuits, operational amplifiers, resistor-capacitor-inductor circuits, sinusoidal steady-state analysis, three-phase circuits, Laplace transforms, transfer functions and frequency response. Prerequisite: PHY 212 and MAT 211 or consent of instructor. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): EGR 931 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
PHY 247 - Circuit Analysis Laboratory
This course presents students with a series of experimental projects that analyze different network configurations. It utilizes circuit analysis methods, such as Kirchoff's laws, nodal and mesh equations, resistor combination laws, the superposition theorem, Thevenin's and Norton's theorems, and phasor analysis to characterize both DC and AC circuits. Prerequisite: PHY 212 and MAT 211 or consent of instructor; Co-requisite: PHY 246. 1 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): EGR 931L Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week
PHY 270 - Topics and Issues in Physics
A study of a special topic or current issue relating to physics. Topics will vary from semester to semester and will be listed in the course schedule. The course may be repeated when topics vary. This course may be taken three times for a maximum of 9 credits (Topic to be listed on student's permanent academic record.) Prerequisites: Determined by topics presented. 1 to 3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course is repeatable twice for a maximum of nine credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-3 lec/week
PSC 163 - Am Government & Politics
Students will examine American constitutional foundations and democratic values, explore the role of public opinion and the character of the political process, and understand the role of the media and interest groups in policy-making. Students will gain an understanding of how the major branches of the federal government work, and improve skills in evaluating and analyzing current public policy issues. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S5 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PSC 164 - State & Local Politics & Gov
This course is a survey of the institutions, politics and public policies of government in American states and communities. Special emphasis will be given to the State of Illinois and the communities of the Sauk Valley area. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S5 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PSC 232 - Intro to Comparative Gov
Students will examine political systems in several regions of the world. They will gain an understanding of both the diversities and commonalities of political culture, tradition, and practice in selected nations of Europe, Asia, and Latin America. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S5 905 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PSC 233 - Politics of the Develop World
Comparative examination of the political systems of selected non-western countries, including institutions, electoral systems, principles of governance, causes of political instability and revolution, and techniques of political analysis. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S5 906N Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PSC 251 - Middle East Politics
Religious, political, economic, and social dimensions of life in the modern Middle East. The role of Islam, encounters with Western modernity, Arab-Israeli conflict, and political economy of the region. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S5 906N Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PSC 261 - International Relations
This course is an introduction to international relations and world politics. It includes studies of international conflict, a history of war, a survey of East-West relations, North-South relations and the problems posed by a more integrated global economy. Case studies of current areas of crises will be emphasized. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S5 904 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PSY 103 - Introduction to Psychology
This course is designed to introduce the student to major concepts, theories, principles, and research in the field of psychology. This course will survey the scientific study of human and animal characteristics and behavior. Major topics from biological, behavioral, cognitive, personality, developmental, abnormal, and social psychology theory and research will be emphasized. Universal characteristics and individual differences will be explored 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S6 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PSY 200 - Human Growth & Development
A study of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of the human across the lifespan. Normative and non-normative patterns of development will be examined. Several major theories of human development will be be explored. Practical application of research findings will be emphasized. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or equivalent. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S6 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PSY 214 - Child Developmental Psychology
Child Developmental Psychology is an exploration of human growth and development from immediately before conception through adolescence. Content and application of theory and research related to physical, cognitive, and psychosocial domains of child development will be reviewed. Prerequisite: PSY 103. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S6 903 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PSY 215 - Social Psychology
Social Psychology is a systematic introduction to theory and research on the ways social factors influence individual and group behavior. Examines attitudes, social perception, establishment of norms, conformity, leadership, group dynamics and research methods. (IAI GECC Code S8 900). Prerequisite: PSY 103. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S8900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PSY 217 - Abnormal Psychology
Abnormal psychology seeks to examine abnormal behavior from a number of contemporary theoretical and therapeutic viewpoints, with reference to relevant research findings. Major diagnostic categories are explored. The diagnosis of disorders, their symptoms, etiologies, courses, treatment, outcomes, and related research methods and findings are core to the course. Applications to daily life, allied health, criminal justice, human development, and various other clinical settings will be common. Prerequisite: PSY 103 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): PSY 905 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
PSY 270 - Substance Abuse
This course is designed to improve knowledge about substance abuse. It will help the student understand the general phenomena of substance abuse, etiology, psychological and biological effects, impact on individual functioning, legal, social, and treatment issues. Students will acquire a broad overview of the field. PSY 103 or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
RAD 100 - Radiologic Technology Intro
This course is designed to outline expectations of the Radiologic Technology program, a career in radiologic technology, and options for advancement. Clinical observation in a medical imaging department and simulation testing is a required component of the course. .50 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: .50 lec/week
RAD 101 - Rad Tech Clinical Experience I
Students are oriented to the functions of a hospital radiology department. Students are competency tested in a simulated setting before assignment to a hospital and again in the x-ray department under direct supervision of a registered radiographer in all procedures introduced in RAD 120. Image critique sessions are a regularly scheduled inclusion. Pre-requisite: Admission to Radiologic Technology Program; concurrent enrollment in RAD 120. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
RAD 102 - Rad Tech Clinical Exp II
The students' information base is expanded with introduction of more complex radiographic examinations in RAD 121 classroom content. The student is again competency tested in the lab before assignment to a hospital and the student remains under direct supervision of a registered radiographer in the radiography department. Students gain additional experience through performance of procedures competently completed in the first semester. Image critique sessions are a regularly scheduled inclusion. Pre-requisite: RAD 101 with a grade of "C" or higher; concurrent enrollment in RAD 121. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
RAD 103 - Rad Tech Clinical Exp III
The student will gain experience through performance of procedures competently completed in first two semesters and complete final first-year competency evaluations. The student will perform portable procedures, surgical and emergency room procedures, and other complex problems involving radiographic examinations in these areas. Pre-requisite: RAD 102 and concurrent enrollment in RAD 122. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec/week
RAD 110 - Technical Nursing I
This course provides students initial skills and background knowledge to perform basic nursing techniques necessary to function in their specific area of health care. This course includes an introduction to legal and ethical responsibilities, communication techniques, interpersonal relationships, medical and surgical asepsis, vital sign measurement, positioning and transfer techniques, and emergency care. Pre-requisite: Admission to the Radiologic Technology Program 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/2 lab for 5 weeks
RAD 111 - Technical Nursing II
This course builds on the beginning skills and background knowledge presented in the Technical Nursing I course. This course provides students with more advanced skills and procedures necessary for functioning in their specific area of health care. A review of vital signs assessment, an introduction to oxygen administration along with content for the care of patients with special problems and alternative medical treatments, patients during imaging examinations of the gastrointestinal system, and patients during special procedures. Introduction to pharmacology is included. Pre-requisite: RAD 110 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week.
RAD 120 - Rad Tech Anat/Positioning I
This course covers an introduction to the medical field and beginning level x-ray examination procedures. Topics include: professional ethics, radiation safety, medical terminology, the radiographic anatomy and positioning of the chest, abdomen and extremities. Introductory information and laboratory practice is provided with relation to radiographic equipment, accessories and exposure factors. Pre-requisite: RAD 100 with a grade of "C" or higher 5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec, 2 lab/week
RAD 121 - Rad Tech Anat/Positioning II
The intermediate level students give attention to specific ethical issues and radiation protection practices. Study of radiographic anatomy and positioning is expanded with attention to skull, spine and contrast studies of the abdominal and thoracic viscera and spine. There is continuing investigation of the theoretical and mechanical factors affecting exposure values. Laboratory practice is provided to give student experience in processing techniques and continued experience in exposure techniques. Pre-requisite: RAD 120 with a "C" or higher. 5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec, 2 lab/week
RAD 122 - Radiologic Physics
An introduction to the basic concepts of radiologic physics, circuitry of radiographic equipment and fundamentals of diagnostic imaging. The theory of x-ray production is related to the structures of the equipment. Theory of x-ray interaction at the atomic level is included. Pre-requisite: MAT 106 or MAT 121 with a grade of "C" or better. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 hrs/week in classroom with online component
RAD 200 - Venipuncture
The various techniques for obtaining blood samples are taught, emphasis is on quality samples and safety. Injection techniques are emphasized. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in Radiologic Technology Program. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week
RAD 201 - Rad Tech Clinical Exp IV
The student now functions more independently in the radiologic department to master previous skills. Emphasis is placed on examination of trauma patients, surgical radiography and pediatric procedures during day, evening, and weekend shifts with indirect supervision of a registered radiographer. The student becomes involved in special procedure radiography, including assignment for observation in special modalities. Image critique continues and final competency testing is performed by students in areas previously tested. Pre-requisite: RAD 102; concurrent enrollment in RAD 220. 5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 24 hours internship/week
RAD 202 - Rad Tech Clinical Exp V
The student continues to function more independently and performs emergency radiographic procedures during day, evening, and weekend shifts with indirect supervision of a registered radiographer. Image critique continues and final competency testing is performed by students in areas previously tested. Pre-requisite: RAD 201 with a grade of "C" or better; concurrent enrollment in RAD 223. 5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 24 internship hours/week
RAD 220 - Image Production in Radiogr
Emphasis is placed on image production among radiographic accessories including Computed Radiography and Digital Radiography. Evaluation of image artifacts and proper quality control is summarized. Advanced imaging in Fluoroscopy is also associated with image production. Pre-requisite: RAD 122 with grade of "C" or higher. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
RAD 221 - Path/Adv Imag Modal-Diag Imag
The topics covered include computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and sonography. Pathology and diagnosis through imaging as they relate to advanced modalities is introduced. In addition, a review and summary of all radiographic anatomy is provided. Pre-requisite: RAD 122 with a grade of "C" or higher. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week
RAD 222 - Ionizing Radiation in Medicine
This course covers the characteristics of the various applicable ionizing radiations used in diagnostic imaging. Topics include: interactions of radiation and matter, emission spectra, fundamentals of radiobiology, and systemic effects of irradiation to the human body. Radiation safety implications are stressed. Pre-requisite: RAD 221 with a grade of "C" or higher. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 8-week hybrid with 4 hrs/week lecture and online requirements
RAD 223 - Cross Sectional Anatomy
Anatomy of the human body will be studied in cross section. Anatomy of the brain, neck, thorax, abdomen/pelvis and the musculoskeletal system will be presented in the axial (transverse), sagittal, coronal, and orthogonal (oblique) imaging planes using multiple diagnostic imaging modalities. Anatomical structure, location, and function will be identified using illustrations and radiographic images comparing computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Angiography, pharmacology and contrast will also be investigated. Pre-requisite: RAD 220 or instructor consent with proof of ARRT certification. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
RAD 224 - Registry Review
The course is a review of previous course materials and preparation for the Registry Examination in Radiography given by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Mock Registry exams included in the content of the course. Pre-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in RAD 222 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec/week
RAD 250 - Rad Tech Clinical Electives
Student may do an elective rotation in a hospital or clinic setting in a specialty area of their interest. Possible modalities include: CT, MRI, Cardiac Catheterization, Sonography, Nuclear Medicine. Pre-requisite: RAD 201 with a "C" or above. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 24 hours/week for 6 weeks.
RCT 101 - Computed Tomogr Phys & Equip
The course is intended to provide the technologist with comprehensive knowledge of instrumentation and physics of a computerized tomography unit. Fundamentals of data acquisition with a digital system, concepts of image reconstruction principles in conventional, helical and multislice helical installations are included. Other principles of the technology include: image manipulation and visualization, radiation dose, scan parameters, and quality control. Advanced imaging utilizing 3D imaging, CT angiography, PET, and virtual reality imaging are introduced. Prerequisite: Admission to the CT Certificate Program. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
RCT 102 - Computed Tomography Procedures
The course is intended to provide the technologist with comprehensive knowledge of computed tomography procedures. An emphasis is placed on radiation safety, patient care and assessment. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of contrast agents and injection techniques, CT protocols and procedures. Pathology and its appearance on the CT image, PET fusion imaging, and interventional CT procedures are introduced. Prerequisite: Admission to the CT Certificate program 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
RCT 103 - CT Clinical Applications
Students function in the CT department under the direct supervision of a technologist to complete CT procedures. Students will use theory and techniques learned in the didactic courses of the program and apply these in the clinical setting. Arrangement for clinical education will be selected according to student geographic area. Students will demonstrate progression in clinical competency through the course. Prerequisite: Admission to the CT Certificate Program. 7 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 24 lab/week
REC 230 - Leadership in Leisure Studies
A study of the theory, principles, and processes of leadership in the delivery of leisure services. Field experience required. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
REC 276 - Perspectives in Outdoor Recrea
This course examines the outdoor recreation movement in America and its impact on natural resources; reviews relationships between changing public demand and the many agencies involved in supplying outdoor recreation. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
RMS 112 - Medical Sonography Clin Exp II
Students are placed in a health care institution to reinforce and broaden knowledge gained in Clinical Education I. Technical and professional aspects of patient scanning in: obstetrics, pelvic, abdominal, and superficial structures. Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 24 lab/week
RMS 113 - Med Sonography Clin Exp III
Continuation of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography clinical experience in a health care institution. Reinforcement and broadening of knowledge gained in RMS 112. Technical and professional aspects of patient scanning in: obstetrics, pelvic, abdominal, and superficial structures. Prerequisite: RMS 112 and consent of program coordinator. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 24 lab/week
RMS 114 - Medical Sonography Clin Exp IV
Continuation of Diagnostic Medical Imaging Sonography clinical experience in a health care institution. Reinforcement and broadening of knowledge gained in RMS 113. Correlation and application of skills learned in concurrent DMIS 1142. Technical and professional aspects of patient scanning in: obstetrics, pelvic, abdominal superficial structures. Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment criteria, RMS 113 and consent of program coordinator. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 24 lab/week
RMS 212 - Med Sonography Vascular Exp I
Students will continue vascular sonography clinical experience in a health care institution. Students will continue applying concepts and skills learned in DMIS vascular courses at the health care institution. Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment criteria and admission to program. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 24 lab/week
RMS 213 - Med Sonog Vascular Clin Exp II
Supervised clinical training in vascular imaging skills. Students will observe, assist, and perform various patient imaging procedures. The focus of this course is clinical skills, professionalism, and correct performance of hospital procedures and policies. This course builds upon those skills learned in the classroom and RMS 212. Prerequisite: Pre-enrollment criteria and completion of RMS 212. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 24 lab/week
SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology
Students will be introduced to the perspective, concepts and methods of sociology. Emphasis will be given to how the groups that make up our society function. The forces that hold groups together or cause them to change will be explored while the students examine how they learn to play roles within the family, school, religion, peer groups and in other social settings. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S7 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
SOC 112 - Social Problems
A study of the nature of social problems including strategies for achieving social change. Students will participate in the selection and presentation to the class of the specific problems to be considered. Investigation of local communities will constitute an important aspect of the course. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S7 901 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
SOC 115 - Intro to Anthropology
This course is a study of the biological and cultural origins and variations of human beings. Humans' adaptation to different natural environments and resulting modes of social-cultural systems and behaviors are emphasized via selected case studies of extinct and extant human groups. Principles of ethnography, archaeology, and linguistics shall be addressed throughout the course. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S1 900N Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
SOC 116 - General Cultural Anthropology
An analysis of the origin and basis of culture- its major components, cultural variation, cultural evolution and cultural adaptation. Analysis of selected cultures as case studies. Prerequisite: SOC 115 is recommended. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S1 901N Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
SOC 200 - Introduction to Social Work
Students will be introduced to the profession of social work with an emphasis on the generalist approach. The course will encourage the student to develop reasoning capacities while examining some of the controversial, contemporary issues in social welfare. Current social services available and gaps in services will be explored by the student. The student will examine the knowledge, skills and values needed for effective social work practice. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
SOC 231 - Topics/Issues in Soc Science
This course will be designed to meet the special needs and interests of students on an occasional basis. Topics to be addressed may be from the areas of history, geography, economics, anthropology, sociology, psychology and political science. 1, 2 or 3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated twice for a maximum of nine credits. (Topic to be listed on student’s permanent academic record.) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1-2-3 lec/week
SOC 251 - Human Sexuality and Marriage
This course assesses psychological, sociological and biological perspectives on human sexuality, courtship and marriage in the contemporary United States. Emphasis is placed on sex-role acquisition as part of the general development of personality; the psychosocial aspects of dating, courtship, family planning, parenthood, marital dissolution and remarriage; family functions and problems; alternatives to the traditional family; and the changing nature of family life. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S7 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
THE 141 - Introduction to Theatre
The study of the constituent elements of the theatre arts, examining these elements from the perspective of the audience as well as from that of the theatre practitioners. Consideration will be given to the dramatic text, the actor, technical elements of theatre and the place of theatre in our society and a view of the history of the theatre arts will also be provided. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): F1 907 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
THE 145 - Basic Acting
This course trains the student in concentration, imagination, observation and the effective use of voice and body, all of which are fundamental to the actor's craft. Basic experiences in scene study will also be provided, so that students will learn to adapt performance elements to the demands of dramatic texts. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): TA 914 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
THE 147 - Theatre Practicum
Students receive credit for practical theatre experiences onstage in performance and backstage on work crews related to theatrical productions in the theatre program. This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Admission into this course must be approved by the Instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. 1 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lab/week
THE 245 - Intermediate Acting
This course hones skills such as character and script analysis, impulse, observation, action, and listening. Through an exploration of movement techniques and exercises, students will develop an awareness of physical and vocal expressions and character. Students will focus on playing objectives and action as they pertain to specific character relationships. Instruction and practice will be given in scene analysis and the application of that analysis to the rehearsal process and to performance situations. Prerequisite: THE 145 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
UAS 101 - Intro to Unmanned Aircraft Sys
An introduction to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) and preparation for the FAA's Part 107 (Remote Pilot) exam. This course does not require previous experience with remote-controlled aircraft. Safety, control, and basic maneuvers are key elements. Quadcopters are the focus with particular attention to their use in agricultural business. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec. 2 lab/week
UAS 110 - Adv Unmanned Aircraft Systems
This course introduces students to fixed-wing and helicopter (single rotor) UAS. Discussion and labs will include technologies for crop monitoring, aerial photography, surveying, and inspections. Safety, control, and basic maneuvers are important elements of this course. This class requires previous experience flying remote controlled-aircraft. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec. 2 lab/week
UAS 120 - UAS Design & Repair
Airframe, avionics, motors of unmanned aircraft systems, will be introduced with attention to system integration, providing students with the skills to build and repair UAS. Students will design and build or significantly modify an UAS. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec. 2 lab/week
UAS 130 - UAS Operations
An introduction to fleet operations for UAS. Types and categories of UAS will be discussed. Mission planning, crew briefing, FAA requirements, payloads, and ground reporting procedures are the focus of this course . 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week
VOC 121 - CNA Competency-Nursing Admiss
This course is designed for students who have a current professional license (MA, EMT, etc.) to show proficiency in basic nursing skills and care to individuals who need assistance with activities of daily living. This course will meet nursing program application requirements. Prerequisite: Student must have a current professional health care license (MA, EMT, etc.) and be in good standing on the Health Care Worker Registry. 0.5 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lab/week
VOC 176 - Pharmacology Non-Licensed Pers
The student will acquire an understanding of basic pharmacology and the effects of several drugs on clients. Instruction will include the uses, sources, forms, and delivery routes of drugs. Knowledge will be gained in the areas of drug classifications, actions, and adverse reactions, along with legal implementation regarding controlled substances and other medications. Current technology will be utilized to master course objectives. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lecture/week
WLD 101 - Industrial MIG Welding
This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of arc welding fundamentals including: welding safety, MIG welding, blueprint reading, welding symbols, AWS 14.3 welding standard, oxyacetylene cutting, air carbon arc, reclaim welding and cutting. Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality MIG welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, and groove, overlap welds in flat and horizontal position. Oxyacetylene welding and cutting equipment setup and safety will also be emphasized. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec, 2 lab/week
WLD 102 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding
This course introduces the fundamental theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Qualification tests in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
WLD 103 - MIG Welding
This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Metal Inert gas (MIG) arc welding fundamentals, also referred to as gas metal arc welding (GMAW), including the following topics: welding safety, power sources and wire feeders, machine setup, adjustment and maintenance, identification of welding defects and quality welds, metal transfer methods, wire selection, shielding gas selection, and testing procedures, Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality MIG welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, groove, and overlap welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
WLD 104 - TIG Welding
This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) arc welding fundamentals, also referred to as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), including the following topics: welding safety, power sources, machine setup, adjustment and maintenance, identification of welding defects and quality welds, filler wire selection, shielding gas selection, testing procedures, other TIG processes including stainless steel and aluminum. Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality TIG welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, groove, and overlap welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week
WLD 106 - Welding Fundamentals
This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the basics of Metal Inert Gas (MIG) arc welding fundamentals, also referred to as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and stick welding, also referred to as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) including the following topics: welding safety, power sources, and wire feeders, machine set up, adjustment and maintenance, identification of welding defects and quality welds, and welding techniques. Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality MIG and SMAW welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, groove, overlap welds in a flat position. Oxyacetylene cutting equipment setup and safety will also be emphasized. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec, 2 lab/week
WLD 140 - Robotic Welding
This course is designed to give students hands-on understanding of robotic are welding. Topics to be covered include safely jogging the robot, setting up welding equipment, robotic welding teach pendent, robotic welding parameters, motion types, programming examples, saving and backing up robot programs and controller files. Students will develop robotic welding programs using robot controllers application software and hardware. Pre-requisite: WLD 103 - MIG Welding or WLD 106 Fundamentals of Welding Co-requisite: WLD 103 or WLD 106 can be taken concurrently with WLD 140 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week