Aug 11, 2022  
2017-18 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-18 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Mathematics

  
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    MAT-126 CCO

    MAT-126 - Mathematical Reasoning

    3 credits
    The goal of this course is to give students the content base and problem solving skills necessary to teach elementary school mathematics as defined by the Massachusetts State Frameworks and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Explorations of mathematics reasoning and problem solving. Topics will cover two of the strands from the Massachusetts State Frameworks. 1) Number Systems 2) Patterns, Functions and Algebra.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 086  MAT-093  or MAT-097  (C- or better) or placement at college-level on math placement test.

    Course previously known as: MATH-126
  
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    MAT-127 - Calculus for Bus, Life and Social Sciences 1

    3 credits
    Introduction to calculus with applications to business, life, and social sciences. Functions and graphs, limits, the derivative, techniques of differentiation, curve sketching, maximum/minimum problems, exponential and logarithmic functions, exponential growth and decay.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-093  or MAT-097  (C- or better) or placement at college-level on math placement test.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirements.

    Course previously known as: MATH-157
  
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    MAT-128 - Calculus for Bus, Life and Social Sciences 2

    3 credits
    Continuation of MAT-127 . Elementary techniques of integration, introduction to differential equations applications to several mathematical models in business, life, and social sciences, and partial derivatives.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirements.

    Course previously known as: MATH-257
  
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    MAT-130 - Precalculus Mathematics

    4 credits
    An intensive one-semester integrated review of the algebraic and trigonometric concepts necessary for calculus using a functional approach. Algebraic topics include linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, and inverse functions. Transcendental topics include trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Graphing is emphasized as an aid to visualization of the various functions. Conic sections are introduced.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-124 ; ( minimum grade C- )

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirements.

    Course previously known as: MATH-145
  
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    MAT-131 CCO

    MAT-131 - Calculus 1

    4 credits
    Topics include straight line, conic sections, inequalities, functions and graphs, including trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; limits and continuity; differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions; maxima/minima theory; related rates; differentials. Computer based labs are an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-125  or MAT-130   (Minimum grade C-)

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirements.

    Course previously known as: MATH-155
  
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    MAT-132 CCO

    MAT-132 - Calculus 2

    4 credits
    Topics include antiderivatives, indefinite and definite integration, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, integration techniques, differential equations, infinite series and Taylor Polynomials. Computer based labs are an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-131 ; ( minimum grade D- )

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirements.

    Course previously known as: MATH-255
  
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    MAT-170 - Programming in Mathematica

    1 credits


    A one-credit lab course in programming with the Mathematica software package.  This course will offer hands-on experience in approaches to creating Mathematica routines capable of solving significant problems and performing related applications.

     

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 131  with a C- or higher.

    Course previously known as: MATH-170

  
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    MAT-220 CCO

    MAT-220 - Discrete Structures

    4 credits
    This course is a study of the discrete structures of Mathematics. They include propositional calculus, quantification, sets, functions, sequences and series, number theoretic functions, proofs-direct and indirect, induction, combinatorics, discrete probability, recurrence relations, equivalence relations, partial orderings, graphs, paths and finite state machines.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-132 ; ( minimum grade D- )

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirements.

    Course previously known as: MATH-376
  
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    MAT-233 CCO

    MAT-233 - Calculus 3

    4 credits
    Topics include polar coordinates, multivariable calculus: 3-dimensional coordinate systems and surfaces from Rn to Rm; limits and continuity; partial differentiation; chain rule; the gradient: directional derivatives; maxima and minima; multiple integration and applications; vector calculus: line integrals surface integrals; Green’s Theorem; Divergence Theorem; Stroke’s Theorem. Computer labs illustrating basic concepts are an essential part of the course.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-132 ; ( minimum grade D- )

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirements.

    Course previously known as: MATH-355
  
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    MAT-240 CCO

    MAT-240 - Linear Algebra

    3 credits
    Geometric vectors; vector spaces, systems of linear equations; inner product spaces; linear transformation and matrices; determinants; eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-132 ; ( minimum grade D- )

    Corequisite(s): MAT 240L .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirements.

    Course previously known as: MATH-439
  
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    MAT-240L - Lab: Linear Algebra

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MAT 240 . It is a one-semester-hour computer laboratory illustrating applications of linear algebra and using a computer algebra system.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-132 ;

    Corequisite(s): MAT-240.

  
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    MAT-255 CCO

    MAT-255 - Differential Equations

    4 credits
    Classical methods of solution of first order and linear higher order ordinary differential equation LaPlace Transform and Power Series solutions of linear ordinary differential equations. Matrix solutions to linear systems of ordinary differential equations. Numerical methods of solution of first order ordinary differential equations using the digital computer. Computer labs illustrating basic concepts are an essential part of the course

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-233  or permission of instructor.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirements.

    Course previously known as: MATH-455

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  
  
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    MET-100 CCO

    MET-100 - Essentials for Manufacturing Technicians

    3 credits
    This course will provide the student with the foundational concepts and skills required for a successful career in a manufacturing environment. The major topics to be discussed will be Blue print interpretation, shop math, measuring techniques, and computer skills. The student will also begin to create a resume and learn interviewing skills to be used in pursuit of internships and/or employment after graduation.

  
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    MET-101 CCO

    MET-101 - Introduction to Engineering Technology

    3 credits
    This course is an introduction to the concepts of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The major topics to be discussed will be the role that an engineering technologist plays in developing and manufacturing a world-class product. Some of the critical skills required of the technologist are problem solving, teamwork, business communication and effective writing. The student will be introduced to these skills and will learn to apply then to the basic concepts of product design and quality concepts associated with a manufacturing environment. Use of computer application software to solve problems in Engineering Technology will be emphasized. The focus will be on continuous improvement methods brought about by the computer. The student will become familiar with using spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software, and other software for various industrial and manufacturing problems related to industrial environments. Team projects in conjunction with lab assignments are designed to reinforce key engineering principles.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 078  , MAT 073  or MAT 079  (C- or better) or placement at Algebra I on the math placement test.

    Corequisite(s): MET 101L  

    Course previously known as: MECH-115
  
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    MET-120 CCO

    MET-120 - Metrology & Geometrics

    2 credits
    This course introduces the student to three key concepts within the quality function: the metrology system, measuring and gauging, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). Topics to be discussed include managing the metrology system, calibration procedures and standards, types of measuring equipment, instrument classification, analysis and presentation of measurement data, measuring and gauging geometric tolerances. Emphasis is placed on GD&T theory and discussions, based on ANSI Y 14.5M-1994, including measurement of flatness, straightness, roundness, cylindricity, parallelism, perpendicularity, concentricity, position and runout. Lab experiences demonstrate key principles discussed in lecture.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 078   (minimum grade of C) or placement at higher level on the math placement test.

    Corequisite(s): MET 120L  

    Course previously known as: MECH-226
  
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    MET-120L - Lab: Metrology & Geometrics

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET 120  .

  
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    MET-121 CCO

    MET-121 - Fundamentals of CMM

    2 credits
    This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). This course discusses how CMMs integrate into precision manufacturing environments and where they fit in automated production processes. Coverage includes a CMM overview, basic terminology, machine operation using existing programs, and fundamental programming concepts. Students will be instructed in best practices for probe calibration and part fixturing, focusing on accurate and repeatable measurement. Students will develop an understanding of blueprint tolerances and use that knowledge to identify nonconforming parts and their assignable causes. Throughout the course, students will be required to perform calculations to identify upper and lower tolerances based on provided blueprints. Students will develop a solid understanding of how the Cartesian Coordinate System and vectors are used to program CMMs.

    Prerequisite(s): MET 120 ;and MAT 078  or placement at higher level on the math placement test.

    Corequisite(s): MET 121L  

  
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    MET-121L - Lab: Fundamentals of CMM

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET 121  

    Corequisite(s): MET 121  

  
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    MET-130 CCO

    MET-130 - CAM 1

    3 credits
    CAM I explores machining by utilizing a graphical software package to generate part programs for a CNC mill and CNC lathe. The emphasis of the course is placed on learning to use the CAM software to select tools, manipulate part geometry, and convert screen graphics into a CNC program. Students learn the integration of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) with CAM in order to understand how to proceed from the design process through the manufacturing process. Both 2D CAD files and 3D CAD files (solid models) are imported into the CAM software for manufacturing.

    Prerequisite(s): MET-150  or MET 152  

    Corequisite(s): MET 130L  

    Course previously known as: MECH-338
  
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    MET-130L - Lab: CAM 1

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory Component of MET-130

    Prerequisite(s): MET 152L   or MET 152L  

    Corequisite(s): MET 130  

  
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    MET-131 CCO

    MET-131 - Lab: CAM 1

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory companion of MET-130 . In this laboratory setting, student teams collaborate on part program graphics and create CNC code. Then, the CNC file is downloaded to the machine tool and the part is manufactured. After part creation, students perform inspection, followed by documentation of the event. Students learn the integration of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) with CAM in order to understand how to proceed from the design process through the manufacturing process. Both 2D CAD files and 3D CAD files (solid models) are imported into the CAM software for manufacturing.

    Corequisite(s): MET-130  

    Course previously known as: MECH-339
  
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    MET-132 - CAM Applications 1

    3 credits
    This course does not involve operation of CNC machinery. It is intended for students that already have hands-on CNC machining experience, so CNC simulators are used. The emphasis of CAM Applications 1 is placed on learning to use CAM software to select tools, manipulate part geometry, and convert screen toolpaths into a CNC program. Students learn the CAM graphical interface to apply proper manufacturing techniques to produce CNC code. 3D Solid CAD models are used throughout the course. The CNC file is downloaded to a virtual version of the machine tool and the part is manufactured using computer simulation. After part creation, students document the event and discuss strategies for cycle improvement or corrective action.

    Prerequisite(s): MET 150  or MET 152  

    Corequisite(s): MET 132L  

  
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    MET-132L - Lab: CAM Applications 1

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET-132

    Prerequisite(s): MET 150L  or MET 152L  

    Corequisite(s): MET 132  

  
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    MET-140 CCO

    MET-140 - Materials and Manufacturing Processes

    3 credits
    This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of engineering materials and manufacturing processes. The course begins with a study of materials, including structural properties, and heat treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Also investigate will be non-metal materials such as plastics and composites. Material selection criteria are emphasized. Students will develop an understanding of why various manufacturing processes are used, and the advantages of the different processes.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-087  (minimum grade C) or placement at college-level math.

    Course previously known as: MECH-390
  
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    MET-141 CCO

    MET-141 - Materials Science

    3 credits
    The Materials Science course will provide the student with knowledge of engineering materials including Metals and Metal Alloys, Polymers, Ceramics and Composites. The course begins with a study of the categories and properties of engineering materials used in current design and manufacturing. Mechanical and physical properties are explored in detail including property enhancement techniques. Introductory concepts of metallurgy are explored so that students gain understanding of the relationship between metal microstructures and mechanical behavior. Students are taught the basics of material selection from the vast choices of available engineering materials including use of material databases. The course includes optional field trips to local materials testing laboratories.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 087  (minimum grade C) or placement at higher level on the math placement test.

  
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    MET-142 - Manufacturing Processes

    3 credits
    The Manufacturing Processes course will provide the student with knowledge of methods currently used to fabricate many types of parts and assemblies from prototype to low and high volume production for industries. The course begins by studying various parts casting processes and methods and ends covering thermoplastic, thermoset and elastomer part molding processes. Other manufacturing processes include: hot working metals, cold working metals, non-traditional processes, joining processes, Metrology, CNC and non-CNC metal machining and non-metal forming processes. i.e., plastics. Aside from the course’s text, there will be supplemental handouts, in class instructional videos for the student. The course includes optional ½ day field trip(s) for the student to travel to local manufacturing companies which the field trips will supplement the course material that is presented in the classroom.

  
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    MET-150 CCO

    MET-150 - Fundamentals of CNC

    2 credits
    This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of Computer Numerical Control (CNC). The importance of numerical control to manufacturing and productivity is discussed with respect to different types of CNC systems. Coverage includes writing simple programs to perform contouring and hole operations for typical milling machining centers. Programs will also be written for lathe operations including turning, facing and threading. The student will be instructed in the set-up and operation of both a CNC mill and lathe. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of typical G and M codes used in modern CNC machinery. Throughout the course, students will be required to perform calculations for speeds and feeds for various tooling. In addition, students will calculate the necessary coordinate data as it relates to the Cartesian coordinate system.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 078  , MAT 073  or MAT 079  (C- or better) or placement at Algebra I on the math placement test.

    Corequisite(s): MET 150L  

    Course previously known as: MECH-150
  
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    MET-150L - Lab: Fundamentals of CNC

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET 150  .

  
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    MET-151 CCO

    MET-151 - CNC Applications

    2 credits
    This course is a continuation of the fundamental concepts of Computer Numerical Control (CNC). The course begins with a review of the programming structure for a CNC mill and lathe. Students will analyze prints and write CNC programs of increased complexity. An emphasis will be placed on part processing, writing code, and manufacturing parts. The 4th axis rotary table will be introduced with programs being written and parts being manufactured using this milling attachment. Tool holders, insert geometry and their various applications will also be reviewed for both the mill and the lathe. Work holding and work handling devises will be discussed with the goal of saving time and money by using different configurations.

    Prerequisite(s): MET-150  (C or better).

    Corequisite(s): MET 151L  

    Course previously known as: MECH-251
  
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    MET-151L - Lab: CNC Applications

    2 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET 151  .

  
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    MET-152 CCO

    MET-152 - Introduction to CNC Machining

    1 credits
    This course is designed to prepare students for an entry level position as a CNC operator or setup technician. Its covers fundamental concepts of CNC including CNC operation, setup, and basic program editing. All topics will be introduced in lecture and reinforced with practical application during lab. Students will manufacture all parts of a simple assembly using industry standard CNC machinery. This course focuses on three axis CNC milling and two axis CNC turning. Emphasis is placed on setting work and tool offsets, verifying CNC program, first article inspection, and adjusting offsets to bring part dimensions into blueprint specification. Students will learn standard G and M coding and create basic CNC programs to understand how the Cartesian Coordinate system applies to CNC mills and lathes. Standard milling tools will be discussed. Students will design processes to manufacture parts based on a given blueprint specification. They will determine stock size, tool selection, and calculate optimum cutting speeds and feeds.

    Corequisite(s): MET-152L  

  
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    MET-152L - Lab: Introduction to CNC Machining

    2 credits
    This is the laboratory component of MET-152  

    Corequisite(s): MET-152  

  
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    MET-159 CCO

    MET-159 - Solid Works for Sheet Metal Applications

    2 credits
    This course begins by instructing the student in the feature-based, parametric solid modeling system called Solid Works. The course begins with an overview of the Solid Works sketching environment where students learn to create 2D objects such as lines and arcs. Definition is then added to the sketch including numerical dimensions and geometric relationships. Special emphasis will be placed on sheet metal design and fabrication including flat pattern development in preparation for laser sheet metal cutting.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 078  

    Corequisite(s): MET 159L  

  
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    MET-159L - Lab: Solid Works for Sheet Metal Applications

    1 credits
    This is the laboratory component of MET 159  

    Corequisite(s): MET 159  

  
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    MET-160 CCO

    MET-160 - Engineering Graphics With Solid Works

    2 credits
    The purpose of this course is to instruct the student in the feature-based, parametric solid modeling system called Solid Works. The course begins with an overview of Solid Work’s sketching environment where students learn to create 2D objects such as lines and arcs. Definition is then added to the sketch including numerical dimensions and geometric relationships. Solid features are created including extrusions and features of revolution. Students are instructed in the creation of workplanes and placed features so that complicated solid models can be designed. Solids are then arranged into assemblies. Engineering drawing documentation is introduced in accordance with the ASME Y14.5 standards. The course ends with a review and discussion of the SolidWorks Certification Exam (CSWA).

    Prerequisite(s): MAT 078  , MAT 073  or MAT 079  (minimum grade C-) or placement at Algebra I on the math placement test.

    Corequisite(s): MET 160L  

    Course previously known as: MECH-160
  
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    MET-160L - Lab: Engineering Graphics W/ Solid Works

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET 160  .

  
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    MET-161 CCO

    MET-161 - Solid Modeling for Mechanical Design 1

    3 credits
    This course is a continuation of Engineering Graphics with SolidWorks. The beginning of the course includes orthographic projection, sectioning, and assembly drawings emphasizing the ASME Y14.3 standard. The course continues with learning the fundamentals of ASME Y14.5 including dimensioning, tolerancing of mating parts using standard ANSI fits, and geometric tolerances. Projects are assigned to present the concepts of mechanical design principles using the CAD system. Both inch and metric applications are used. Students are required to analyze design concepts and comment on their feasibility.

    Prerequisite(s): MET-160  (C or better; must have completed within last two years or with permission of instructor).

    Corequisite(s): MET 161L  

    Course previously known as: MECH-280
  
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    MET-161L - Lab: Solid Modeling for Mech Design 1

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET 161  .

  
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    MET-170 CCO

    MET-170 - Fundamentals of AutoCAD

    2 credits
    The purpose of this course is to instruct the student with the terminology, capabilities, and operation of computer aided drafting software using a typical CAD system. The student will be given graphic laboratory problems to create work files consisting of elementary drawings utilizing typical CAD commands such as line, rectangle, circle, arc, and blocks. Editing of CAD drawings is emphasized including scaling, rotating, and copying. In addition, dimensioning using dimension styles is presented to enhance the student’s ability to produce professional quality drawings.

    Corequisite(s): MET 170L  

    Course previously known as: MECH-170
  
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    MET-170L - Lab: Fundamentals of AutoCAD

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET 170  .

  
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    MET-180 CCO

    MET-180 - Mechanical CAD: 2D Fundamentals

    4 credits
    The purpose of this course is to instruct the student with the terminology, capabilities, and operation of computer-aided drafting software using a typical CAD system. The student will be given graphic laboratory problems to create two-dimensional work files. Coverage includes topics such as geometric creation, editing geometry drawing formats utilizing paper space and model space, and the requirements for creating orthographic views for item description. Emphasis is placed on the multiview system or a drawing including orthographic views, auxiliary views, sectional views, and detail views. In addition dimensioning, and line and lettering practices are covered to enable the student to produce professional quality drawings. Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Experience with Windows operating system

    Corequisite(s): MET-180L

    Course previously known as: MECH-185
  
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    MET-224 - Statics and Strength of Materials

    4 credits
    This course begins by studying the fundamentals of static equilibrium. Topics included are resultants of force systems, tension and compression, moments, and shear and bending moment diagrams. The course then proceeds to the study of stress and strain as produced by the application of forces on beams, cross-sections are emphasized. The influence of material selection on shear, bearing, bending, and torsional stresses is emphasized. Also included is the analysis of beam and torsional deflections including thermal deformation.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-124  MET 141  

    Course previously known as: MECH-324
  
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    MET-227 CCO

    MET-227 - Quality Concept

    2 credits
    This course covers the evolution, current trends, and future direction of the quality initiatives that support a world class manufacturing organization. Topics to be discussed include Quality terms, concepts, and principles; Quality benefits, philosophies, and modes; and Continuous Improvement Concepts and tools. Discussion will include Key theories of Shewhart, Deming, Juaran, Crosby, Feigenbaum, and Ishikawa with respect to their philosophies and implementation strategies. Different models of implementation such as ISO 9000,QS 9000, and the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award will be studied. Continuous Improvement techniques relating to Human Resources and Motivational Theory, Inspection and Testing, NCM cycle, Calibration, Auditing, and methods and techniques utilized in statistical process control (SPC) will be discussed. Lab exercises utilizing Microsoft Excel are designed to demonstrate key principles discussed in lecture.

    Prerequisite(s): MET-101  or MET-100  o(C or better).

    Corequisite(s): MET 227L  

    Course previously known as: MECH-327
  
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    MET-227L - Lab: Quality Concept

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET 227  .

  
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    MET-230 CCO

    MET-230 - CAM 2

    3 credits
    CAM II continues the technology learned in CAM I. After a review of CAM I, students learn how to create parts which require special fixtures and multiple operations. 3D Solid models are used exclusively throughout the semester to parallel state-of-the-art manufacturing environments. Standard machine holding devices such as vises and chucks are included with the fixtures as students graphically create the operation setups for a CNC mill and lathe. In addition, fourth-axis mill programming is included in the semester.

    Prerequisite(s): MET 130  (C or better; must have completed within last two years or with permission of instructor).

    Corequisite(s): MET 230L  

    Course previously known as: MECH-438
  
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    MET-230L - Lab: CAM 2

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET-230

    Prerequisite(s): MET 130L  (C or better; must have completed within last two years or with permission of instructor).

    Corequisite(s): MET 230  

  
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    MET-232 - CAM Applications 2

    3 credits
    This course does not involve operation of CNC machinery. It is intended for students that already have hands-on CNC machining experience, so CNC simulators are used. CAM II continues the technology learned in CAM I. After a review of CAM I, students learn how to create parts which require special fixtures and multiple operations. 3D Solid models are used exclusively throughout the semester to parallel state-of-the-art manufacturing environments. Standard machine holding devices such as vises and chucks are included with the fixtures as students graphically create the operation setups for a CNC mill and lathe. In addition, fourth-axis mill programming is included in the semester.

    Prerequisite(s): MET 130  OR MET-132

    Corequisite(s): MET 232L  

  
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    MET-232L - Lab: CAM Applications 2

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET-232

    Corequisite(s): MET 232  

  
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    MET-240 CCO

    MET-240 - Manufacturing: Planning and Control

    3 credits
    Manufacturing environments are controlled by a number of systems. This course is intended to describe the various systems that could be in use in modern manufacturing. We will investigate production and inventory management techniques as prescribed by APICS. The course includes a study of the elements that contribute to a successful production control program. Production forecasting product development, control of materials, master scheduling, capacity planning, routing, dispatching, and follow-up are studied in terms of their significance and their relationship to effective manufacturing control. The philosophy of MRP2 will be discussed to show the interrelationship with JIT, quality improvements activities, and SPC.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-087  

    Course previously known as: MECH-442
  
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    MET-261 CCO

    MET-261 - Solid Modeling for Mechanical Design

    2 credits
    This course is a continuation of solid modeling for Mechanical Design I. Advanced features of the parametric solid modeling CAD system are covered including configurations, design tables, and exploded assemblies. Projects are assigned that emphasize mechanical design principles including design analysis, tolerancing of mating parts, and design improvement. Proper engineering documentation is emphasized including the implementation of engineering change orders. An introduction to engineering analysis is also included.

    Prerequisite(s): MET-161  (C or better; must have completed within last two years or with permission of instructor).

    Corequisite(s): MET 261L  

    Course previously known as: MECH-370
  
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    MET-261L - Lab: Solid Modeling/Mechanical Design 2

    2 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET 261  .

  
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    MET-267 CCO

    MET-267 - Advanced Engineering Applications

    2 credits
    This course is intended to help the student develop analysis and problem solving skills. Advanced problems in both CAD and CAM will be presented with the intention of student teams proposing various solutions to these problems.
    Students will be required to work together with limited guidance from the instructor in an effort to advance their knowledge of CAD and CAM. In order to recognize the need for and engage in lifelong learning, students are required to research a topic in CAD or CAM not previously taught in the program and present a teaching demonstration to their classmates.

    Prerequisite(s): MET-261  and  MET-230  (C or better; must have completed within last two years or with permission of instructor).

    Corequisite(s): MET 267L  

    Course previously known as: MECH-467
  
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    MET-267L - Lab: Advanced Engineering Applications

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET 267  .

  
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    MET-269 CCO

    MET-269 - Mech. Engineering Senior Project

    3 credits
    The goal of this course is to tie together the different concepts of design and manufacturing that have been studied throughout the Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum. The class will be divided into cross-functional teams. Each team will be given a problem statement and design requirements. The team will plan, design and manufacture the engineering problem. Each team will prepare a proposal, schedule of tasks, finalized design finalized manufacturing process, and final report and presentation. Team designs will be judged, and the best student design will then be manufactured. Projects vary from semester to semester.

    Prerequisite(s): MET 261   and MET 230  (C or better).

    Corequisite(s): MET 269L  

    Course previously known as: MECH-481
  
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    MET-269L - Lab: Mech. Engineering Senior Project

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MET 269  .

  
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    MET-281 - Mechanical Engineering Tech Co-Op 1

    3-9 credits
    This Cooperative Education course allows students to receive academic credit for off-campus educational work experience related directly to their major field of study.  Students who have completed 15 or more credits and who have achieved a 2.5 cum. QPA or higher are eligible to participate in Cooperative Education experiences. Approval for participation must be obtained from the applicable faculty coordinator and the Director of Cooperative Education.

  
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    MET-282 - Mechanical Engineering Tech Co-Op 2

    3-9 credits
    This Cooperative Education course allows students to receive academic credit for off-campus educational work experience related directly to their major field of study.  Students who have completed 15 or more credits and who have achieved a 2.5 cum. QPA or higher are eligible to participate in Cooperative Education experiences. Approval for participation must be obtained from the applicable faculty coordinator and the Director of Cooperative Education.

  
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    MET-283 - Mechanical Engineering Tech Co-Op 3

    3-9 credits
    This Cooperative Education course allows students to receive academic credit for off-campus educational work experience related directly to their major field of study.  Students who have completed 15 or more credits and who have achieved a 2.5 cum. QPA or higher are eligible to participate in Cooperative Education experiences. Approval for participation must be obtained from the applicable faculty coordinator and the Director of Cooperative Education.


Medical Assistant

  
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    MED-100 CCO

    MED-100 - Medical Terminology 1

    3 credits
    This course will provide students with a foundation to recognize medical terms using the four word part approach (prefix, word root, suffix, combining vowel). This will prepare the student to better understand and master the terminology related to health care delivery. Emphasis will be placed on improving written and oral communication skills pertaining to medical terminology. The student will experience real life applications of medical terminology through the use of pathology, and history and physical forms from actual hospital records as well as television medical dramas and movies. A working knowledge of medical terminology is desirable for anyone entering one of the health science fields.

    Course previously known as: MAST-101
  
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    MED-101 CCO

    MED-101 - Introduction to Medical Assisting

    3 credits
    This course is an introduction to the profession of Medical Assisting. An exploration of the personal attributes and professional skills required in the medical environment will be presented. A broad discussion related to interacting and communicating effectively with patients and establishing relationships to meet patient needs will be an integral part of this course. The student will have an opportunity to evaluate their own attitudes, values, and cultural beliefs as they relate to their role in health care delivery. Students will also explore credentialing, professional organizations and the role of the medical assistant in the health care team.

    Corequisite(s): MED-106  

    Course previously known as: MAST-122
  
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    MED-102 CCO

    MED-102 - Human Body in Health and Disease

    3 credits
    This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of basic anatomy, physiology and pathology for the major body systems. Students will be introduced to each of the major body systems; structure, function and disease of each system will be presented. Discussion about disease prevention, diagnostic procedures and treatment modalities will also be included.

    Course previously known as: MAST-330
  
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    MED-103 CCO

    MED-103 - Introduction to Pharmacology

    1 credits
    This introductory course covers pharmaceutical references and sources, legislation relating to drugs, classifications and actions, trade and generic names of drugs. The course reflects current and commonly used practices, procedures, medications, and drug preparations. Effects of drugs and their side effects on body systems will be explored.

    Corequisite(s): MED-104  

    Course previously known as: MAST-321
  
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    MED-104 CCO

    MED-104 - Pharmacology/Dosage & Calculations

    1 credits
    This course will introduce the student to pharmaceutical calculations and provide basic information on the apothecary and metric systems, and conversions from one system to another, based on practical drug problems encountered in clinical practice, since it is the responsibility of those administering drugs to precisely and efficiently carry out medical orders. A review of fractions, decimals, percent’s, ratios, and roman numerals will be included, emphasizing examples used in the most common medication orders. Learning will be reinforced by computer-assisted problem solving and review questions that directly relate to concepts taught in   . This is a seven-week course.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-078 ; Minimum grade C-, Placement at MAT-081 .

    Corequisite(s): MED-103  

    Course previously known as: MAST-319
  
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    MED-105 CCO

    MED-105 - Medical Office Administration 1

    3 credits
    This course is designed specifically to introduce the Medical Assistant to a wide variety of medical office administrative procedures, such as scheduling appointments, creating and maintaining medical records, performing office inventory, mailing and shipping, and routine maintenance of office equipment. Students will be introduced to office computer hardware and software; they will learn basic word processing and formatting techniques in order to create professional business communications. Students will also become proficient in the use of electronic healthcare records.

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: Demonstrated proficiency in keyboarding; completion of OIT-100 - Basic Keyboarding Skills  or score of OFFS-110 on the keyboard placement exam.

    Course previously known as: MAST-162
  
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    MED-106 CCO

    MED-106 - Medical Assistant Techniques 1

    3 credits
    Presents theory and planned student activity in assisting with medical asepsis, vital signs, patient history, physical exam, position and draping, and sterilization and disinfection. Emphasis will be on the performance of these basic skills used by the medical assistant.

    Corequisite(s): MED 106L  

    Course previously known as: MAST-160
  
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    MED-106L - Lab: Medical Assistant Techniques 1

    1 credits


    This course is the laboratory component of MED 106  .

     

    Corequisite(s): MED 106  .

  
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    MED-107 CCO

    MED-107 - Medical Assistant Techniques 2

    3 credits
    This course is a continuation of advanced theory and skills in medical assisting techniques. Selected laboratory procedures will include minor surgery, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, emergencies, electrocardiography, injections and the modalities used in physical therapy.

    Corequisite(s): MED 107L  

    Course previously known as: MAST-260
  
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    MED-107L - Lab: Medical Assistant Techniques 2

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MED 107  .

  
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    MED-108 - Medical Office Administration 2

    1 credits
    This course is a continuation of the Medical Manager software program used in the medical office setting, and will enhance the administrative skills needed by the Medical Assistant.

    Corequisite(s): MED-107  

    Course previously known as: MAST-261
  
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    MED-109 CCO

    MED-109 - Administrative Skills for the Medical Assistant

    3 credits
    This course is designed to prepare the Medical Assisting student with theory and skills necessary to perform administrative procedures in a medical office. Students will explore in depth types of insurance, managed care, third party reimbursement guidelines and HCFA claim form instructions. They will be introduced to ICD-9-CM, CPT and HCPCS coding systems. Students will perform procedural and diagnostic coding using the appropriate tools such as coding manuals and electronic search engines. Students will also be introduced to accounting procedures for the medial office including accounts payable and receivable, billing and collection procedures, daysheets, bank deposits, petty cash, preparing checks, posting adjustments and processing refunds.

    Course previously known as: MAST-220
  
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    MED-110 CCO

    MED-110 - Venipuncture/Phlebotomy for Medical Assistant

    1 credits
    This course is designed to prepare the Medical Assistant student in the performance of venipuncture/phlebotomy procedures for the preparation and collection of diagnostic blood specimens. Included in the course will be an understanding of intravenous equipment from manikins. Emphasis will be placed on the general rules for safety following Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and guidelines in the collection of high quality specimens.

    Corequisite(s): MED-110L

    Course previously known as: MAST-216
  
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    MED-110L - Venipuncture/Phlebotomy for Medical Asst

    0 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MED 110  .

  
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    MED-111 CCO

    MED-111 - Applied Legal Concepts (Med Assistant)

    1 credits
    This course will introduce the basics of medical law that pertain to the practice of medicine within the health care systel1l: Legal responsibilities and the rights of the patient arid health care providers will be discussed. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to understand the principles cif law as they relate to the practice of health care professionals.

    Course previously known as: MAST-119
  
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    MED-112 CCO

    MED-112 - Medical Assisting Advanced Career Seminar

    2 credits
    This course will allow the Medical Assistant Associate Degree student the opportunity to explore various topics related to educational or career advancement. Topics will include advanced credentialing, baccalaureate opportunities, multidisciplinary approach to healthcare and simulated patient scenarios. These and other topics will be presented in a seminar format to encourage active learning and critical thinking. Teaching methodologies will include lectures, guest speakers, case studies and patient simulation using SIMS Medical Center.

    Course previously known as: MAST-480
  
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    MED-115 CCO

    MED-115 - Pharmacology

    3 credits
    This introductory course covers pharmaceutical references and sources, legislation relating to drugs, classifications and actions, trade and generic names of drugs. The course reflects current and commonly used practices, procedures, medications, and drug preparations. Effects of drugs and their side effects on body systems will be explored.

    Course previously known as: MAST-320
  
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    MED-120 CCO

    MED-120 - Medical Assistant Techniques 3

    3 credits
    The affiliation period of 36 hours per week offers each student the opportunity to practice the skills learned in the college laboratory in supervised clinical experiences. Various sites in hospital clinics, outpatient laboratories, EKG departments, physician offices, and health maintenance organizations will give the students the best possible background to make career decisions. In addition, the students attend a review course in preparation for the certification exam.

    Prerequisite(s): MED-107  or MED-108 ;

    Corequisite(s): MED-120L

    Course previously known as: MAST-450
  
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    MED-121 CCO

    MED-121 - Medical Assisting Techniques IV, Management

    1 credits
    This course is designed for the Medical Assistant Associate Degree student. In this course, the externship provides the student with 180 additional hours of supervised, unpaid clinical and administrative experiences. The additional affiliation time affords the students the opportunity to further expand and develop their entry-level competencies and apply theoretical knowledge. Students will be introduced to the responsibilities and duties of an office manager in the ambulatory setting. In addition, the student will be given the opportunity to explore ambulatory health care specialties such as pediatrics, gastroenterology, and obstetrics and gynecology. This will assist students to formulate career preferences. Students will also attend 15 hours of lecture in which emphasis will be placed on management skills.

    Prerequisite(s): MED-120  

    Corequisite(s): MED 121L  

    Course previously known as: MAST-470
  
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    MED-121L - Lab: Medical Assisting Tech 4, Mgmt

    2 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MED 121  . This course is designed for the Medical Assistant Associate Degree student. In this course, the externship provides the student with 180 additional hours of supervised, unpaid
    clinical and administrative experiences. The additional affiliation time affords the students the opportunity to further expand and develop their entry-level competencies and apply theoretical knowledge. Students will be
    introduced to the responsibilities and duties of an office manager in the ambulatory setting. In addition, the student will be given the opportunity to explore ambulatory health care specialties such as
    pediatrics, gastroenterology, and obstetrics and gynecology. This will assist students to formulate career preferences. Students will also attend 15 hours of lecture in which emphasis will be placed on management skills.

    Corequisite(s): MED 121  

  
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    MED-130 CCO

    MED-130 - Venipuncture/Phlebotomy

    1 credits
    This course is designed to prepare the Respiratory Care ,Radiography, and Radiation Therapy students in the venipuncture/phlebotomy procedure for collection of diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, and/ or other drugs necessary for diagnostic procedures Incorporated into the course will be lectures supplemented with on-campus laboratory sessions.

    Corequisite(s): MED-130L

    Course previously known as: MAST-206
  
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    MED-131 CCO

    MED-131 - Venipuncture/Phlebotomy With Affiliation

    1 credits
    This course is formulated to assist and prepare the Nuclear Medicine student with the understanding and specific skills necessary in the performance of venipuncture/phlebotomy procedures to with draw a specimen of blood for diagnostic testing, as well as instilling a medication, contrast medium or diagnostic radiopharmaceutical. Lectures and on-campus laboratory sessions will be supplemented with hospital laboratory experience aimed at high quality collection of diagnostic blood specimens.

    Corequisite(s): MED-131L

    Course previously known as: MAST-207
  
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    MED-131L - Venipuncture/Phlebotomy With Affiliation

    0 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MED 131  .

  
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    MED-133 CCO

    MED-133 - Health Science 2

    2 credits
    Presents combined classroom theory and planned student activity in a laboratory setting to prepare the allied health student to perform the following: medical asepsis including isolation techniques, vital signs, body mechanics, and care of the patient during emergency situations including CPR.

    Corequisite(s): MED 133L  

    Course previously known as: MAST-210
  
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    MED-133L - Lab: Health Science 2

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MED 133  .

  
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    MED-134 CCO

    MED-134 - Health Science 3

    1 credits
    Presents theory and practice in classroom and laboratory settings to prepare allied health students for basic clinical skills and life support measures, including CPR.

    Corequisite(s): MED-134L

    Course previously known as: MAST-211

Medical Laboratory Technician (previously Clinical Lab Science)

  
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    MLT-110 CCO

    MLT-110 - Intro to Clinical Lab

    3 credits
    An overview and introduction to laboratory safety and basic skills as used in specimen processing and laboratory information systems, urinalysis, hematology, chemistry, immunology, immunohematology, and microbiology and phlebotomy. Universal precautions and proper procedures in regard to specimen processing will be taught to the student. Laboratory mathematics, quality control, and the proper use of instrumentation will be presented as used in the clinical laboratory, physician’s office laboratory, and laboratory science areas. Three lecture and three lab hours.

    Corequisite(s): MLT 110L  

    Course previously known as: CLLS-101
  
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    MLT-110L - Lab: Intro to Clinical Lab

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MLT 110  .

  
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    MLT-112 CCO

    MLT-112 - Medical Laboratory Safety (5 Weeks)

    1 credits
    This course introduces allied health students to medical safety rules and OSHA guidelines. Strict observances of these rules and practices is essential in the medical field. An understanding and implementation of these rules are necessary before beginning work in the clinical laboratory, phlebotomy, and related work areas. This course will make the student aware of the hazards he or she will encounter, how to successfully prepare for an inspection. Recommended for all allied health students, and required for Clinical Laboratory Science students.

    Corequisite(s): MLT-110  

    Course previously known as: CLLS-103
  
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    MLT-113 CCO

    MLT-113 - Clinical Experience 1

    1 credits
    A supervised clinical experience is obtained in a hospital clinical laboratory to enhance student learning and to apply classroom theory to the laboratory practice in a clinical setting. Experience will include medical laboratory safety, basic skills of routine specimen processing, labeling and transportation and the use of laboratory information systems.

    Prerequisite(s): MLT-112  

    Corequisite(s): MLT-110  

    Course previously known as: CLLS-150
  
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    MLT-118 CCO

    MLT-118 - Phlebotomy and Specimen Handling

    1 credits
    An overview and introduction of basic skills as used in specimen handling and phlebotomy. This course is designed to prepare an individual to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture in order to obtain blood specimens for diagnostic procedures. The course will include anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, safety considerations, confidentiality, communication, quality control, collection, transport and processing of all specimens types received in the clinical laboratory. Two lecture hours for 7 weeks, 1 credits.

    Prerequisite(s): MLT 112  

    Corequisite(s): MLT 118L  

  
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    MLT-118L - Lab: Phlebotomy and Specimen Handling

    1 credits
    This is the laboratory component of MLT 118  

    Corequisite(s): MLT 118  

  
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    MLT-120 CCO

    MLT-120 - Urinalysis and Body Fluids

    1 credits
    This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to basic theories, principle and techniques as applied to the medical laboratory area of urinalysis and body. Major topics covered include: renal physiology and disease, physical examination of urine and body fluids, chemical examination of urine and body fluids, microscopic examination of urine and body fluids, collection of urine and body fluids, fecal examination, basic correlation of laboratory result with disease states and quality control.

    Prerequisite(s): MLT-112  and MLT 110 /MLT 110L .

    Corequisite(s): MLT 120L .

    Course previously known as: CLLS-202
  
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    MLT-120L - Lab: Urinalysis and Body Fluids

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MLT 120  .

  
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    MLT-121 CCO

    MLT-121 - Clinical Experience 2

    1 credits
    A supervised clinical experience is obtained in a hospital clinical laboratory to enhance student learning and to apply classroom theory to the laboratory practice in a clinical setting. Experience will include medical laboratory safety and infection control, routine specimen collection, basic skills of phlebotomy and the use of laboratory information systems. Continuation of MLT-113 .

    Prerequisite(s): MLT-113 ;

    Course previously known as: CLLS-153
  
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    MLT-122 CCO

    MLT-122 - Principles of Laboratory Analysis

    1 credits
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with the principles of analysis in today’s clinical laboratory. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of theory, equipment, technology, instrumentation and quality control employed in clinical laboratory analysis. Course of study includes laboratory mathematics, quality control principles, calculations and interpretation, principles of analytic techniques and operation of basic laboratory equipment. Tours of area clinical laboratories will provide students will exposure to current instrumentation used in the field. Two lecture and three lab hours.

    Prerequisite(s): MLT-110 , MLT-112  

    Corequisite(s): MLT 122L  

    Course previously known as: CLLS-203
  
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    MLT-122L - Lab: Principles of Laboratory Analysis

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MLT 122  .

  
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    MLT-123 CCO

    MLT-123 - Clinical Laboratory Assistant Skills 2

    4 credits
    This course is a continuation of Clinical Laboratory Assistant Skills 1, and includes specimen processing with data entry, coding and reporting, quality assurance and quality control. The correct use of small instruments for ancillary testing in urinalysis, hematology, and chemistry is covered as well as microbiology specimen processing and testing. All of these topics and skills are at the CLA level. Restricted to AL.

    Prerequisite(s): MLT-110 , CLLS-101L and MLT-112 .

    Corequisite(s): MLT-123L

    Course previously known as: CLLS-141
  
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    MLT-124 CCO

    MLT-124 - Medical Microbiology 1

    3 credits
    Medical Microbiology 1 is an introduction to clinical microbiology laboratory and the routine medically significant organisms. The course will include the principal characteristics and procedures used in clinical microbiology to identify normal flora and medically significant bacteria. The laboratory identification of the organism is based on morphological, cultural, and biochemical characteristics. Additional topics will include safety in the microbiology lab, quality control, and antimicrobial sensitivity testing.

    Corequisite(s): MLT 124L  

    Course previously known as: CLLS-213
  
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    MLT-124L - Lab: Medical Microbiology 1

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of MLT 124  .

  
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    MLT-125 CCO

    MLT-125 - Clinical Experience 3

    2 credits
    A continuation in practice of skills learned in MLT-113  and MLT-121 . A supervised clinical experience is obtained in a hospital clinical laboratory to enhance student learning and to apply classroom theory to the laboratory practice in a clinical setting. Experience will include medical laboratory safety and infection control, advanced specimen processing skills, advanced phlebotomy skills, instruction and performance of CLIA waived tests in all laboratory departments and use of laboratory information systems.

    Corequisite(s): MLT-123  

    Course previously known as: CLLS-155
 

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