Jan 27, 2022  
2017-18 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-18 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Biology

  
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    BIO-102L - Lab: Principles of Biology 2

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 102  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-103 CCO

    BIO-103 - Natural Science for Early Childhood Education

    4 credits
    This course is designed to provide a basic background in zoology, botany, ecology, and environmental science. The course is designed to provide potential pre-school teachers the science foundation necessary to develop programs for their students. The class meets for four hours of lecture per week.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-100
  
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    BIO-104 CCO

    BIO-104 - Human Biology 1

    3 credits
    This biology course, which is required by some health related programs, but is open to other students, provides a basic knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. It integrates the study of anatomy and physiology with basic chemistry and microbiology and diseases relating to malfunctioning of these systems. Units studied include: chemistry, cells, tissues, microbiology, and skeletal, muscle, and nervous systems. All units are accompanied by appropriate laboratory studies and procedures.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 104L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-104
  
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    BIO-104L - Lab: Human Biology 1

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 104  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-105 CCO

    BIO-105 - Human Biology 2

    3 credits
    As a continuation of Human Biology 1, this course includes the study of special sense organs, and endocrine, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. Laboratory procedures are stressed in hematology, the cardiovascular system, and the urinary system, accompanied by dissection of appropriate animal specimens and microscopic studies.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 104  ; ( minimum grade D- )

    Corequisite(s): BIO 105L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-204
  
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    BIO-105L - Lab: Human Biology 2

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 105  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-107 CCO

    BIO-107 - World Food Habits and Sustainability

    3 credits
    This course reviews the evolution of world food habits from their earliest beginnings to the present. It will present the biological and environmental perspectives to global food systems. World dietary patterns will be examined with respect to human evolution and the influence of socialization and acculturation. The course will discuss the world revolutions that shaped current landscapes in food production and food science. Understanding the environmental sustainability of agricultural production and processing will be a vital component of this course. Special emphasis will be made on current trends in food biotechnology, fermented foods, functional foods and the effect of climate change on food production and world food habits. By the end of the course students should also have a better understanding of their own food choices.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 107L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-107Lab CCO

    BIO-107L - Lab: World Food Habits and Sustainability

    1 credits
    This lab provides an introduction to changes in human food habits in relation to human evolution. Students will explore human diet from around the world with special focus on nutrition which includes the study of carbohydrates, fats, proteinsand other nutrients. Students will also gain a workable knowledge of digestion, absorption, metabolism, nutrition guidlines, food preserversation, fermentation and sustainability of food systems. The lab will be supplemented by several field trips to institutions and farms to study applications of food biotechnology and effects of climate change on food sustainability.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 107  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-109

    BIO-109 - Forensic Biology

    3 credits
    This course will introduce students to the principles and techniques of Forensic Biology with a strong emphasis on the basic underlying biology.   Material will include crime scene investigation and the recognition, collection, preservation and analysis of biological evidence. Given their importance in contemporary forensic biology, particular emphasis will be placed on the principles of DNA analysis and immunology.  The goal of this course will be to introduce students to important biological concepts such as cell biology, molecular biology and immunology while also using these concepts to explore the science of Forensic Biology.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 109L .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-109L

    BIO-109L - Lab: Forensic Biology

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO-109.  This course will provide students with the laboratory experiences that will introduce them to the principles and techniques of Forensic Biology with a strong emphasis on the basic
    underlying biology. Exercises will reinforce material from the associated lecture while also developing skills in critical data analysis.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 109 .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-113 CCO

    BIO-113 - General Botany

    3 credits
    Examines basic botanical concepts with the emphasis on vascular plant anatomy, physiology, reproduction and ecology. Fungi, non-vascular and seedless vascular plants will also be examined. Three lecture and three lab hours. Required for the Landscape Design and Management Technology program, but open to all students.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 113L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-108
  
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    BIO-113L - Lab: General Botany

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 113  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-114 CCO

    BIO-114 - Biochemistry

    3 credits
    An introduction to biochemical principles. Emphasis is on the major metabolic pathways, the mechanisms of enzyme action, bioenergetics and the role of hormones and other regulatory substances.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-140
  
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    BIO-115 CCO

    BIO-115 - Nutrition

    3 credits
    Application of nutrition principles in the planning, selection and preparation of foods to meet one’s physical, social and economic needs. Discussion of current issues such as vegetarianism, health foods, fad diets, weight control, food additives/preservatives, nutrition labeling, stretching the food dollar, and safe food handling will be presented.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-142
  
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    BIO-117 CCO

    BIO-117 - Research Methods in Biology

    3 credits
    In this course students will be introduced to quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting meaningful scientific inquiry and research while developing an understanding of the scope and purpose of biological research and building written and oral communication skills. Under supervision of a faculty mentor, students will select a research project, write a literature based research proposal, conduct experiments, and prepare and communicate a research report in either written or poster form. Research methods and experimental design will be emphasized, along with accessing articles from the professional literature and the effective communication of research results.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 101  or BIO 102  

    Corequisite(s): BIO 117L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-117L CCO

    BIO-117L - Lab: Research Methods in Biology

    1 credits
    In this course students will demonstrate the ability to conduct basic biological data collection related to an open-ended research question they have developed themselves. The lab portion of the course will focus on two key aspects of the scientific enterprise: 1. The development by students of the appropriate basic skills to effectively use the research methods and equipment necessary to gather their data and 2. The development of the skills necessary to gather, record, and analyze scientific data. In addition students will learn to appropriately document all aspects of the design and execution of their research.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 101L  or BIO 102L  

    Corequisite(s): BIO 117  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-119 CCO

    BIO-119 - Essentials of Human Biology 1

    2 credits
    This course will present an overview of human anatomy and physiology with an introduction to microbiology. Interaction of all body systems is discussed with emphasis on those topics relating to Cosmetology. Specific topics included are cell structure, tissue, and the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. High school Biology and/or Chemistry is a prerequisite of this course. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Cosmetology program.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 119L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-146
  
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    BIO-119L - Lab: Essentials of Human Biology 1

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 119  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-120 CCO

    BIO-120 - Basics of Anatomy and Physiology

    3 credits
    This one-semester course combines a series of lectures and laboratory work designed to provide a student with a basic understanding of the structure and function of the human body. It is designed to meet the needs of students with no background in chemistry or biology but who wish to gain a general knowledge in this area. Basic chemistry, cell and tissue structure, and all body systems will be studied with appropriate laboratory work.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 120L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-148
  
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    BIO-120L - Lab: Basics of Anatomy and Physiology

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

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-131H - Afflictions and Maladies

    3 credits


    This course will use the process associated with human pathology to give the student an understanding of major concepts that govern the world of biology. Topics may include diseases such as cancer which will highlight the process of cell division while the development of a myocardial infarction may be the avenue to discuss aerobic vs. anaerobic respiration. The lecture component of this course will rely on peer review articles, case studies, and will require technical writing skill. The laboratory portion of this course will use physiology equipment, wet labs, and model organisms to demonstrate how changes to the normal can result in a disease state.

    This course is available to all programs and majors on campus through the STCC Honors program or with permission of instructor.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 131LH  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-131LH - Lab: Afflictions and Maladies

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO-131H

    Corequisite(s): BIO 131H  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-141 CCO

    BIO-141 - Fundamentals of Environmental Biology

    3 credits
    This lab course is designed to meet the needs of the non-science major. The first half of the course introduces basic ecologic principles such as energy flow through ecosystems, food webs, nutrient cycling, population growth and natural selection. The second half of the course addresses many of the environmental problems currently facing humans. Topics discussed include human population dynamics, natural resource consumption, loss of biological diversity, deforestation, habitat loss, endangered species and environmental laws.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 141L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-113
  
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    BIO-141L - Lab: Fundamentals of Environmental Biology

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 141  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-142 CCO

    BIO-142 - Conservation Biology

    3 credits
    Conservation Biology is a 3-credit laboratory course designed for students requiring a laboratory science course (the BIO-142L lab is a required co-requisite). Conservation biology is the science of protecting species from declines and extinction by emphasizing habitat and ecosystem preservation. Topics discussed in lecture and laboratory include biological diversity and its distribution; threats to biological diversity; habitat degradation, fragmentation and loss; impacts of invasive species; overexploitation of species; environmental laws and policy; conservation priorities and reserve design; and the importance of a biologically diverse planet to humanity. The course meets for three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 142L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-213
  
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    BIO-142L - Lab: Conservation Biology

    1 credits
    The 1 credit laboratory portion of BIO-142 supports and reinforces the topics covered in lecture.  Laboratory work will include field investigations, ecological simulations, off-campus tours, and group discussions.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 142  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-164 - Introduction to Biotechnology

    3 credits
    This course provides a general introduction to the field of biotechnology. Research trends and methodologies currently exploited within the field are discussed along with the impact these endeavors may have on the quality of life. The concepts discussed include the history and development of the field of biotechnology and current trends in the biotechnology industry such as recombinant DNA technology, genetic testing, transgenics, gene therapy and biofuels. Laboratory experiments are designed to complement and demonstrate the major concepts presented in lecture and offer hands-on experience with contemporary biotechnology laboratory skills including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP); Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), documentation; lab calculations and solution prep; aseptic technique; cell culture and analysis of DNA and proteins. Three lecture and 3 lab hours.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 164L  

    Course previously known as: BIOL-150
  
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    BIO-164L - Lab: Introduction to Biotechnology

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 164  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-201 CCO

    BIO-201 - Biology 1

    3 credits
    Geared to the prospective science major, the first semester of this course provides an introduction to the methods of science followed by a discussion of the molecular basis of biology and the architecture of cells and tissues. Consideration is then given to the central energy pathways-cellular respiration and photosynthesis. An in-depth coverage of cellular reproduction, classical and molecular genetics follows.

    Prerequisite(s): DWT 099  (minimum grade of C-) or placement at college-level English; MAT-097  (minimum grade of C-) or placement at college-level math.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 201L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-106
  
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    BIO-201L - Lab: Biology 1

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 201  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-202 CCO

    BIO-202 - Biology 2

    3 credits
    A continuation of General Biology 1, in which the general morphology and physiology of representatives from all the major kingdoms are discussed. Considerable attention is given to the study of the vascular plant body and vertebrate systems.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO-201 ; ( minimum grade D- ) 

    Corequisite(s): BIO 202L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-206
  
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    BIO-202L - Lab: Biology 2

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 202  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-231 CCO

    BIO-231 - Anatomy & Physiology 1

    3 credits


    A comprehensive study of the structure and function of the human body, to serve as a background for the application of scientific principles in both everyday life and the work of various health disciplines. Laboratory practice includes the study of tissues by using microscopic examinations and the dissection of animal specimens, along with physiological experimentation. Units covered are concerned with general introductory material, the skeleton, muscles and the nervous system.

    Prerequisite(s): DRG 092  or DWT 099  or placement at college-level English or Reading. BIO 101  or BIO 201  (minimum grade of C+) or MAT 097  (minimum grade of C-). 


     

    Corequisite(s): BIO 231L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-132

  
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    BIO-231L - Lab: Anatomy & Physiology 1

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 231  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-232 CCO

    BIO-232 - Anatomy & Physiology 2

    3 credits
    A continuation of Anatomy & Physiology 1 concentrating on circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Laboratory sessions are included. Emphasis is placed on association, correlation, critical thinking and overview of the body as a whole.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO-231  (minimum grade C-);

    Corequisite(s): BIO 232L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-232
  
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    BIO-232L - Lab: Anatomy & Physiology 2

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 232  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-235 CCO

    BIO-235 - Microbiology

    3 credits
    A basic study of microorganisms, their structure, growth processes, and control. The concepts of infection, immunity and hypersensitivity precede the survey of the microbiology of major infectious diseases. The course meets for three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

    Prerequisite(s): DRG 092  or DWT 099  or placement at college-level English or Reading. BIO 101  or BIO 201  (minimum grade of C+) or MAT 097  (minimum grade of C-);  BIO 231  completion recommended.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 235L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-121
  
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    BIO-235L - Lab: Microbiology

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 235  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-240 - Sectional Anatomy

    2 credits
    An examination of human topical and sectional anatomy to enable the student to identify the structure seen in each plane and to relate any portion of the anatomy to the body as a whole. Emphasis will be placed on anatomy correlation to medical imaging.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO-231 , BIO-232  or BIO-120 ; ( minimum grade D- )

    Corequisite(s): BIO 240L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-340
  
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    BIO-240L - Lab: Sectional Anatomy

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 240  .

    Corequisite(s): BIO 240  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-263 CCO

    BIO-263 - Genetics

    3 credits
    An introduction to the principles of classical, molecular, population and evolutionary genetics. The history and development of the field of genetics, Mendel’s contributions, the molecular and chromosomal basis of inheritance, meiosis and probability theory are highlighted along with gene mapping, variation in inheritance patterns, DNA mutation and repair, and the genetics of cancer and human disease. Laboratory experiments are designed to complement and demonstrate the major concepts presented in lecture.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO-201  and CHM 111 ; ( minimum grade C- )

    Corequisite(s): BIO 263L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-360
  
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    BIO-263L - Lab: Genetics

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 263  .

    Corequisite(s): BIO 263  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    BIO-265 - Cell Biology

    3 credits
    This course provides an exploration into the structure, functions, and specializations of the cell. The lectures delve into how the cellular components provide for the diverse functions of cells. The concepts discussed include regulation of membranes permeability, enzyme function, second messenger systems, protein synthesis and modifications, specialized cells such as neurons, and cancer cells. The laboratory portion exposes students to current research techniques including histology, ion-exchange chromatography, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, cell culture, and immunocytochemistry.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO-201 , CHM-111 ; ( minimum grade C- )

    Corequisite(s): BIO 265L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOL-351
  
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    BIO-265L - Lab: Cell Biology

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BIO 265  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.


Biomedical Engineering Technology

  
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    BMT-101 CCO

    BMT-101 - Introduction to Biomedical Devices and Industry

    3 credits
    This course introduces students to the conceptual clinical engineering department in a hospital.  Students learn the organization of the hospital and the operation of the clinical engineering department.  Students are introduced to the professional requirements of performing their tasks in the administrative and patient care environments of a hospital or related health care facility.  An introductory set of instrument technologies and test and maintenance equipment are explored as well as the underlying sensor and transducer technologies.

  
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    BMT-210 CCO

    BMT-210 - Biomedical Systems

    3 credits
    Building upon BMT-101 this course extends the exposure to and study in detail of the most common biomedical instruments.  Investigation is focused on the individual instrument classes, instrument use in practice, and instrument service technique.  General practice topics and instrument specific topics are studied.  Some biomedical instruments may involve off-campus locations.

    Prerequisite(s): BMT-101  

  
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    BMT-210L - Lab: Biomedical Systems

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BMT-210  

    Corequisite(s): BMT-210  

  
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    BMT-220 CCO

    BMT-220 - Sensors for Bio-Medical Systems

    3 credits
    This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of sensor systems typically used in biomedical equipment found in a clinical and/or home health care setting. Starting with an introduction to the non-invasive sensors used to obtain classic vital signs (i.e. temperature, blood pressure, and respitory rate) and pulse oximeters for blood-oxygen level, the course precedes to answer the question of how these sensors are electronically interfaced to recording and display equipment. Next, sensors used to to monitor the electrical activity of the heart, brain, and skeletal muscle systems are examined (i.e. EKG, EEG, and EMG) with emphasis again given to the interface of the physical sensors to the electronics of recording equipment. Newly emerging, acceleration, pressure, magnetic, and touch sensors are studied in the context of medical sensing for a variety of functions including home health care. Again, the interface technologies (i.e. I2 C and serial peripheral interface, SPI, bus) used for this new class of sensors is studied. Invasive imaging devices used for endoscopy are examined next with attention given to the fiber-optics and CMOS active-pixel sensor technology employed.  An overview of the theory and operation of standard imaging devices (i.e. X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI, CT, PET, and PET-CTor PET-MRI) is given with particular attention paid to the networking of these devices.  Students are introduced to basic test and measurement equipment used in this field and the fundamentals of sensor system operation evaluation.

    Prerequisite(s): ELE-240  

  
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    BMT-220L - Lab: Sensors for Bio-Medical Systems

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BMT-220  

    Corequisite(s): BMT-220  

  
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    BMT-228 CCO

    BMT-228 - Quality Concepts for the Medical Industry

    2 credits


    Exceptional performance at every level is a requirement for all medical device manufacturers. The teams and processes that develop these devices must perform consistently and without error in order for medical devices to perform their healing work. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge of current quality applications in use today for competitive manufacturing environments.This course introduces the student to concepts and standards used in modern quality assurance systems.  Topics include basic quality terms, concepts, and principles, Team structure, and Continuous Improvement tools and techniques.  Six Sigma techniques will be studied. Six Sigma underlying tools and philosophies are grounded in total quality and continuous improvement.  Computer applications in statistical methods and cost of quality concepts will be addressed. Lab exercises, using Microsoft Excel software, are designed to demonstrate key principles discussed in lecture.

     

     

    Prerequisite(s): MET-227  

    Corequisite(s): BMT-228L  

  
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    BMT-228L - Lab: Quality Concepts for the Medical Industry

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BMT-228  

    Corequisite(s): BMT-228  

  
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    BMT-230 CCO

    BMT-230 - Bio-Medical Wireless Networks

    2 credits
    This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of wireless networks and transmission systems typically used in a clinical and/or home health care setting. Starting with an introduction to the concept of a wireless electronic communications system and its technical language, the student is quickly introduced to the ideas of RF signals, frequency bands used for communications, and digital modulation techniques. The function of system hardware (i.e. transmitter, receiver, transmission lines, and antennas) and the basics of electromagnetic (EM) propogation are presented and related to the particular communication system application and frequency band of operation. Basic networking concepts are reviewed and related to today’s wireless standards. Present day wireless cellular technology (i.e. 4G and soon to be implemented 5G) are introduced first and then the IEEE wireless networking standards (including IEEE 802.11.X) are covered. Emphasis is placed on the personal area networking standard (IEEE 802.15.X) and applications involving wireless body area networks (WBANs) in individual health care applications. Students are introduced to basic test and measurement equipment used in this field and the fundamentals of wireless system operation evaluation.

    Prerequisite(s): CSO-105  

    Corequisite(s): BMT-230L  

  
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    BMT-230L - Lab: Bio-Medical Wireless Networks

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

    Corequisite(s): BMT-230  

  
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    BMT-250 CCO

    BMT-250 - Biomedical Systems 2

    3 credits
    This course introduces various types of medical instrumentation in preparation for the BMT-260 Biomedical Internship. The controls, operation, electrical safety testing, performance testing and general design of equipment used in the Operating Room, Clinical Lab, Obstetrics, Hemodialysis and Radiology will be studied. In studying the various medical devices, the basic anatomy structures and physiology functions will be reviewed as they apply to that medical device or measurement. In addition, the student will be introduced to the certification process for technicians.

    Prerequisite(s): BMT-101 , BMT-210  and BMT-210L  

    Corequisite(s): BMT-250L  

  
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    BMT-250L - Lab: Biomedical Systems 2

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BMT-250  

    Corequisite(s): BMT-250  

  
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    BMT-270 CCO

    BMT-270 - Senior Project Capstone

    3 credits
    This course ties together the concepts of medical device Design and Manufacturing principles, and provides the student with practical applications of his/her acquired skills at STCC.  Other skills that will be stressed will be communication, project and time management, and customer-focused process management.  Each team of students will be given a challenging project to work on throughout the semester with the expectation that the project must be completed by the end of the semester.  Students will present their projects to the Mechanical Engineering Technology advisory board. 

    Corequisite(s): BMT-270L  

  
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    BMT-270L - Lab: Senior Project Capstone

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of BMT-270  

    Corequisite(s): BMT-270  

  
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    BMT-280 - Biomedical Internship

    3 credits

Biotechnology

  
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    BTC-264 CCO

    BIO-264 - Biotechnology

    3 credits
    An in-depth exploration of the field of biotechnology, designed to familiarize students with research and production techniques commonplace within the biotechnology industry. The concepts discussed in the lecture component of the course (BIO-264) include the history of biotechnology, structure and properties of DNA, control of gene expression, recombinant DNA techniques, large scale production of recombinant proteins, and transgenics. In the laboratory component of the course (BIO-264L) experiments are designed to complement and demonstrate the major concepts presented in lecture and offer hands-on experience with contemporary biotechnology laboratory skills including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP); Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), documentation; lab calculations and solution prep; aseptic technique; cell culture, analysis and purification of DNA and proteins, and pharmaceutical production.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO-201 , CHM 111 ;  ( minimum grade C- ) or permission of instructor.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 264L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BIOT-251, BTC-264
  
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    BIO-264L - Lab: Biotechnology

    1 credits
    Experiments are designed to complement and demonstrate the major concepts presented in lecture (BIO 264  ) and offer hands-on experience with contemporary biotechnology laboratory skills including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP); Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), documentation; lab calculations and solution prep; aseptic technique; cell culture, analysis and purification of DNA and proteins, and pharmaceutical production.

    Corequisite(s): BIO 264  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: BTC-264L
  
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    BTC-281 - Biotechnology 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.


Business Administration

  
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    ABT-280 - Architecture and Bldg Tech Internship

    3 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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    BUS-101 CCO

    BUS-101 - Office Accounting 1

    3 credits
    An introductory course covering the basic structure, concepts and principles of accounting. Emphasis is placed upon the daily record keeping, classification and summarization of the financial information which flows within a service and merchandising sole proprietorship. The accounting cycle including statement presentation is examined along with such areas as cash, receivables, payables, payroll and taxes. Both manual and computerized systems will be explored. This course is restricted to Office Information Technology students; transfer students should take ACC-101 .

    Course previously known as: BUSN-101
  
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    BUS-105 CCO

    BUS-105 - Introduction to Personal Finance

    3 credits
    Foundations of financial planning are presented to prepare students to make informed choices in a consumer decision-making framework that leads to long-term financial security. Students learn to identify and evaluate choices and understand the consequences of their decisions. Topics include an overview of financial goal setting, budgeting, consumer buying, savings, credit cards, debt, student loans, loans, investments, real estate, insurance and retirement planning.

    Course previously known as: FINC-105
  
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    BUS-280 - Business Internship1

    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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    BUS-281 - Business 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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    BUS-282 - Business 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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    BUS-283 - Business 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.

  
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    BUS-284 - Business Co-Op 4

    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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    BUS-285 - Business Internship 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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    BUS-286 - Business Internship 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.

  
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    MGT-265 CCO

    MGT-265 - Managing Lean and Agile Operations

    3 credits
    This course starts from the discussion of the evolution of production systems up to today’s state of the art lean operations. Lean and agile operations refer to modern advances in production technology and methodologies that have led to reduced costs, quicker response time and improved customer service.

    Prerequisite(s): MGT 101  


Business Law

  
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    LAW-214 CCO

    LAW-214 - Business Law Essentials

    3 credits
    The primary purpose of this course is to help the student develop an understanding of the legal environment as it affects businesses and business transactions and to help provide the student with the critical thinking skills needed to make sound business decisions. The course will deal with such areas as our legal system, contracts and sales, business forms and formation, torts, property rights and the employment relationship.

    Prerequisite(s): ENG-101  

    Course previously known as: BLAW-314

Chemistry

  
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    CHM-101 CCO

    CHM-101 - Survey of Chemistry 1

    3 credits
    This course can satisfy the science requirement for non-science majors. A survey of topics in inorganic chemistry including: problem solving strategies with emphasis in the use of dimensional analysis (conversion factors); atomic and molecular structure; periodic properties; stoichiometry; gas laws; acid-base behavior; solutions; nomenclature; chemical bonding; Lewis structures. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab per week.

    Prerequisite(s): MAT-083 , MAT 089  or MAT-087  (minimum grade of C-), or place at MAT-097  or higher.

    Corequisite(s): CHM 101L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: CHEM-101
  
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    CHM-101L - Lab: Survey of Chemistry 1

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of CHM 101  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    CHM-102 CCO

    CHM-102 - Survey of Chemistry 2

    3 credits
    An overview of essential concepts in general, organic and biochemistry intended primarily for nursing students. One three-hour laboratory per week.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 101 ; ( minimum grade C- ) 

    Corequisite(s): CHM 102L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: CHEM-102
  
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    CHM-102L - Lab: Survey of Chemistry 2

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of CHM 102  

    Corequisite(s): CHM 102  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirement.

  
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    CHM-111 CCO

    CHM-111 - General Chemistry 1

    3 credits
    This course is for science majors, engineers, and students transferring to pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dental or pharmacy programs. Critical thinking is stimulated through the solution of multi-step problems. Topics include: dimensional analysis; atomic, molecular and electronic structure; stoichiometry solubility; precipitation and redox reactions; gases; periodic table and periodic trends; thermochemistry. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab per week.

    Prerequisite(s): 1 year of HS chemistry or physics, and MAT-097  or placement at college-level math ( minimum grade C- ).

    Corequisite(s): CHM 111L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: CHEM-103
  
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    CHM-111L - Lab: General Chemistry 1

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of CHM 111  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    CHM-112 CCO

    CHM-112 - General Chemistry 2

    3 credits
    A continuation of CHM-111 . Critical thinking is stimulated through the solution of multi-step problems. Topics include: chemical bonding; molecular geometry and hybridization; intermolecular forces; solutions; kinetics; chemical equilibrium; acids and bases; thermodynamic functions; electrochemistry. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab per week.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM-111 ; ( minimum grade D )

    Corequisite(s): CHM 112L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: CHEM-203
  
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    CHM-112L - Lab: General Chemistry 2

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of CHM 112  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    CHM-201 CCO

    CHM-201 - Organic Chemistry 1

    3 credits
    This course is designed for transfer students with majors in chemistry, biology, pre-med or predental. Reaction, synthesis and mechanism of organic reactions will be studied. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab per week.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM-112 ; (minimum grade D- )

    Corequisite(s): CHM 201L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: CHEM-320
  
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    CHM-201L - Lab: Organic Chemistry 1

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of CHM 201  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

  
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    CHM-202 CCO

    CHM-202 - Organic Chemistry 2

    3 credits
    A continuation of CHM-201 . Emphasis is on basic reactions and their mechanisms, nomenclature and spectral identification through NMR and IR spectroscopy. Laboratory work involves organic synthesis by microscale and macroscale techniques. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab per week.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM-201 ; ( minimum grade D- )

    Corequisite(s): CHM 202L  

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.

    Course previously known as: CHEM-420
  
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    CHM-202L - Lab: Organic Chemistry 2

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of CHM 202  .

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Natural or Physical Science requirements.


Chinese

  
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    CHN-101 CCO

    CHN-101 - Elementary Chinese 1

    3 credits
    This is an introductory course for students with little or no previous background in Mandarin. Correct pronunciation, tones, and grammar within the context of modern spoken Mandarin, the national language of China and Taiwan, will be stressed through lecture format. Recognizing and writing Chinese characters will be emphasized. English grammar will be used as a basis for learning Chinese grammar. Various aspects of Chinese history and culture, as they influence use of the modern language, will also be introduced.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement at  , or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

    Course previously known as: CHIN-125
  
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    CHN-102 CCO

    CHN-102 - Elementary Chinese 2

    3 credits
    This course is a continuation of Elementary Chinese 1. Pronunciation, tones, reading and grammar will be stressed along with continued development of basic oral and written communication in Mandarin. Chinese history and culture are further explored.

    Prerequisite(s):   

    Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

    Course previously known as: CHIN-225

CISCO Networking

  
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    CSO-105 CCO

    CSO-105 - Cisco Introduction to Networks

    3 credits
    This course is the first course in the Cisco Academy CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. CSO-105 introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, IPV4 and IPV6, configuring Cisco networking equipment using IOS, and network troubleshooting. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for Cisco routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

    Corequisite(s): CSO 105L  

    Course previously known as: CSCO-105
  
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    CSO-105L - Lab: Cisco Introduction to Networks

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of CSO 105  .

  
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    CSO-155 CCO

    CSO-155 - Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials

    3 credits
    Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and IPV4 and IPV6 networks. Students will program Cisco routers and switches, use the Cisco IOS to configure the devices, and evaluate the security and performance of the network.  

    Prerequisite(s): CSO-105  or permission of instructor.

    Corequisite(s): CSO 155L  

    Course previously known as: CSCO-155
  
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    CSO-155L - Lab: Cisco Routing Switching Essentials

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of CSO 155  .

  
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    CSO-175 CCO

    CSO-175 - Cisco CCNA Security

    3 credits


    This is the security course offered through Cisco CCNA curriculum. Students will be expected to have completed and passed CSO-105/105L and CS0-155/155L or have an active CCENT certification. Topics include, but are not limited to, common network threats, configuring and securing cisco devices, local and server based AAA, zone-based policy firewalls (ZBF), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), layer 2 attacks and prevention, cryptographic services, virtual private networks (VPN), Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA) and the Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM). By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot Integrated Service Routers (ISR), Intrusion Prevention Systems, firewalls and Cisco ASA’s using both The CLI and the ASDM. This class aligns with the CCNA Security certification using the Cisco Netacademy courseware.**

    **Note: Certification is not guaranteed after the completion of this course, students will need to purchase additional test prep material and invest additional time for test preparation.**

    Corequisite(s): CSO-175L  

  
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    CSO-175L CCO

    CSO-175L - Lab: Cisco CCNA Security

    1 credits
    This is the laboratory componenet of CSO-175  

    Corequisite(s): CSO-175  


Civil Engineering

  
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    CET-101 CCO

    CET-101 - Architectural Design

    2 credits
    An introduction to architectural design and technical drawing techniques used to develop working drawings and 3D models for architectural projects. This course is the Cornerstone course for all future architectural and civil engineering course work. Emphasis is on residential design/construction and will include site planning, foundations, floor plans, elevations, sections, isometric renderings, lighting/electrical plans, and kitchen plans. Students will have the opportunity to design their own “vacation” homes, learn the fundamentals of blueprint reading, and use the blueprint process to generate their own documents. Structural components, building specifications, commercial construction, and applicable Building Codes will be introduced. Students will develop a portfolio of drawings that will be used as part of the portfolio requirement for future architectural course work and professional placement. Two lecture hours and six laboratory hours

    Corequisite(s): CET 101L  

    Course previously known as: CIVL-120
  
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    CET-101L - Lab:Architectural Dsgn Specifications 1

    2 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of CET 101  .

    Corequisite(s): CET 101  

  
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    CET-115 CCO

    CET-115 - Construction Materials and Methods

    3 credits
    A survey of common materials and methods used in building construction is presented. Materials covered include wood, glue laminated timber, steel, non-ferrous metals, concrete, plastics and insulation. Emphasis is placed on their physical properties, use in construction and construction techniques for completing the project.

    Course previously known as: CIVL-115
  
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    CET-120 CCO

    CET-120 - Construction Estimating

    2 credits
    This course is an introduction to the detailed and challenging profession of construction estimating. Students will learn how the wide range of construction materials, construction methods and business practices impact the overall cost of a construction project. Students will use plans and specifications from a recently built construction project to produce a detailed construction estimate for that project and better understand the wide range of direct, indirect and general overhead expenses that impact the cost of a project. Students will be introduced to a variety of cost data resources used in professional practice and will work on an independent bid proposal for a commercial construction project culminating in a bid opening. Students will build on the technical drawing skills mastered in ABT-150  .

    Corequisite(s): CET-120L  

    Course previously known as: CIVL-220
  
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    CET-120L - Lab: Construction Estimating

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

    Corequisite(s): CET 120  

  
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    CET-125 CCO

    CET-125 - CAD for Construction

    2 credits
    This course is an introduction to the dynamic world of Computer Aided Design (CAD) using AutoCAD. Students will learn the terminology, capabilities, and operation of this powerful design tool. Students will develop a portfolio of architectural drawings, including floor plans, elevations, sections and details for a light commercial building. Drafting fundamentals and the use of orthographic projection will be reviewed. Students will also be introduced to PowerPoint and learn to use this software to create professional quality presentations.

    Corequisite(s): CET 125L  

    Course previously known as: CIVL-125
  
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    CET-125L - Lab: Cad for Construction

    1 credits
    This course is the laboratory component of CET 125  .

    Corequisite(s): CET 125  

 

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