Feb 26, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions are listed on the following pages, alphabetically and by course prefix. The four letter prefix identifies subject area and the three numbers that follow identify the particular course. The  numbers in parenthesis indicate the number of lecture and lab hours per week, assuming a typical 15-week semester.

The description of each course indicates its credit value which determines the tuition charge and the number of credits available toward the requirements for a degree.
 

 

 
  
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    ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting

    (4,0) 4 Credits

    This course explores the basic structure and concepts of accounting. Accounting processes for both service and merchandising enterprise, including the entire accounting cycle, are studied in depth. Emphasis is placed on journal entries, adjusting and closing entries and financial statements. Additional topics covered in detail are evaluation of inventories, deferrals and accruals, methods of depreciation, bank reconciliations, shareholder equity, bonds and payroll accounting.


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    ACCT 104 - Managerial Accounting

    (4,0) 4 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting 
    The topics covered in this course will enable students to analyze and interpret both historical and estimated data used by management to conduct daily operations, plan future operations, and develop overall business strategies. Statement of Cash Flows, Job Orders, Process Costing, Budgeting, Standard Costs, Differential Analysis, and Product Pricing are some of the topics covered.


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    ACCT 203 - Intermediate Accounting I

    (4,0) 4 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 104 - Managerial Accounting .
    This course further develops accounting principles as they apply to classification and presentation of financial statements. Topics covered are income statements, balance sheets, capital statements, cash flow statements, time value of money, receivables, current liabilities, inventory (including estimating techniques), plant, property and equipment, and intangible assets.


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    ACCT 204 - Intermediate Accounting II

    (4,0) 4 Credits


    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 203 - Intermediate Accounting I .
    This course further develops accounting principles as they apply to classification and presentation of financial statements.  Topics covered include contributed corporate capital, stockholder’s equity, leases, current liabilities and contingencies, bonds and long-term notes, deferred income taxes, pension funds, and investments.

     


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    ACCT 211 - Cost Accounting

    (3,0) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): / Corequisite: ACCT 104 - Managerial Accounting .
    This course covers accounting for manufacturing enterprises. It provides a detailed explanation of the cost components of manufacturing operations: direct materials, direct labor and indirect manufacturing expenses (Factory overhead). The full cycle of the manufacturing entity is illustrated for both job order and process cost systems. The various techniques used for the application of factory overhead are studied. Process costing includes both the weighted average and FIFO methods and differences in direct material input. Standard costs and variance analysis are also covered.


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    ACCT 221 - Tax Accounting I

    (3,0) 3 Credits

    Corequisite(s): ACCT 101 Financial Accounting  .
    This course is a study of current federal income tax law as it applies to the individual taxpayer.  Familiarization with tax forms and their preparation is emphasized.


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    ACCT 222 - Auditing

    (3,0) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 104 - Managerial Accounting .
    This course provides an introduction to the concepts and methods of auditing. Topics covered include the responsibilities and standards of the auditor, the procedures and techniques for examining internal control, assets, liabilities, equity, income and expenses, auditor’s work papers and reports.


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    ACCT 223 - Tax Accounting II

    (3,0) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 221 - Tax Accounting I .
    This course continues the study of Tax Accounting I with the primary emphasis on Federal Income Tax Laws and Regulations relating to Corporations, S Corporations and Partnerships. In addition, the course will cover various federal tax issues concerning Trusts, Estates, Gifts, Generation- Skipping Transfer Tax and Retirement Planning. The course will specifically focus on tax research, planning and familiarization with tax forms and their preparation.


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    ACCT 224 - Government & Not-For-Profit Accounting

    (3,0) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 104 - Managerial Accounting .
    Study of the theory and practice of accounting for local and state government entities and nonprofit agencies.  Topics include analysis and application of pronouncements from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB); fund accounting, operational and cash budgeting, and operational control issues; transactional analysis, financial statement preparation, and external reporting issues.


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    ACCT 225 - Accounting Systems and Software

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting .
    In this hands-on course, students will learn to use computerized software to record the transactions of a small to medium-sized business. Topics covered include customer- and vendor-related transactions, end-of-period transactions, payroll, and converting a manual accounting system to a computerized system.


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    ACCT 226 - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

    (1,4) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 221 Tax Accounting I  .
    The VITA program provides low to moderate income taxpayers assistance in the preparation of their tax returns.  Students receive Internal Revenue Service (IRS) training to help prepare tax returns in the local community.  Once training is completed, students must pass the IRS’s written examination to become VITA certified and complete the required staffing hours during tax filing season.  Emphasis is on the application of current tax law, communication skills, and community service.  This course is offered in the spring semester only.


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    ACCT 229 - Payroll Accounting

    (3,0) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): or Corequisite:  ACCT 101 Financial Accounting  .
    This course covers federal and state laws pertaining to wages, payroll taxes, payroll tax forms, and journal and general ledger transactions.  Emphasis is placed on understanding and interpreting the laws as well as computing wages, calculating social security, income, and unemployment taxes; preparing appropriate payroll tax forms; and journalizing/posting transactions.  Upon completion, students should be able to analyze data, make appropriate computations, complete forms, and prepare accounting entries.  Additionally, the course will prepare the students to take the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam offered through the American Payroll Association (APA).


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    ACCT 250 - Advanced Bookkeeping Practice

    (3,0) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting  .
    ACCT 101 Financial Accounting. This course emphasizes the complexities of bookkeeping, building on the accounting/bookkeeping principles covered in ACCT 101 Financial Accounting. Materials used in the course are those that are used to prepare for the Certified Bookkeeper Exam. The certified bookkeeper exam is administered by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). The AIPB certification is a high professional standard and the only national standard for bookkeepers. Becoming a Certified Bookkeeper (CB) can increase earning potential, enhance professional status, and offer a decisive edge in any job market. A student can schedule the exam as they work through the semester, so at the end of the semester they will have completed the national exam. To ultimately become certified, 2 years of full-time accounting/bookkeeping experience or 3,000 hours of part-time experience is required before or after taking the exam. Candidates will have 3 years from the date that they passed the last exam to fulfill this requirement.


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    ACCT 290 - Accounting Coop Education I

    (135 Work Site Hours) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 101 Financial Accounting , and approval of coordinator.
    Cooperative Education Approval Form Required. See Department Co-op Coordinator.
    This course serves as an introductory work program in a component of accounting that provides an experiential learning opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in accounting occupations. Students will be exposed to the roles of various accounting practitioners at public accounting firms and private industry/government entities. students will be encouraged to observe and critically analyze the day-to-day operations of accounting and apply theoretical concepts learned in the classroom to the work environment.


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    ACCT 291 - Accounting Coop Education II

    (135 Work Site Hours) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 101 Financial Accounting , ACCT 290 Accounting Coop Education I , and approval of coordinator.
    Cooperative Education Approval Form Required. See Department Co-op Coordinator.
    This course serves as an introductory work program in a component of accounting that provides an experiential learning opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in accounting occupations. Students will be exposed to the roles of various accounting practitioners at public accounting firms and private industry/government entities. Students will be encouraged to observe and critically analyze the day-to-day operations of accounting and apply theoretical concepts learned in the classroom to the work environment.


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    ANTH 101 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    (3,0) 3 Credits


    General Education Course: Social Science, Global and Cultural Awareness
    Prerequisite(s):  Placement into   with   , or higher.
    The course examines cultures around the world so as to provide a better understanding of their similarities and differences. Different world cultures are examined in detail so as to gain a contextual analysis of their world views and adaptations. Emphasis is also placed on the different ways in which anthropologists work to gain their information and interpret the data. There may be an optional field trip to a local museum.

     

     


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    ANTH 102 - Human Origins

    (3,0) 3 Credits


    General Education Course: Social Science
    Prerequisite(s): Placement into ENGL 111 English Composition I  with ENGL 070 English Composition I Workshop  , or higher.
    Using the concepts of evolutionary biology we trace the emergence of humans and their near relatives, the non-human primates.  Through both the various theories and methodologies of physical anthropology and related disciplines, students examine the fossil and archeological record to understand the evolution of humans as a bio-social animal. Emphasis is also placed on the different ways in which anthropologists work to gain their information and interpret their data. There may be an optional field trip to a local museum.

     

     


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    ANTH 110 - Introduction to Native North Americans

    (3,0) 3 Credits

    General Education Course: Social Science, Global and Cultural Awareness
    Prerequsite/ Corerequisite:  Placement into ENGL 111 English Composition I  with ENGL 070 English Composition I Workshop  , or higher.
    The course examines the origins and social evolution of Native American societies.  Special emphasis is placed upon the consequences of contact with Euro-American societies and the social, economic and political conditions of contemporary Native Americans.  Past and current ethical aspects of Euro-American contact with Native Americans are also explored.  Also covered are the contributions of Native Americans to cultures around the world.


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    ANTH 120 - Introduction to Archaeology

    (2,3) 3 Credits

    The course introduces the basic principles, theories and methodologies used by archaeologists to reconstruct cultures, largely prehistoric, through the analysis of material culture. Special emphasis placed upon using archeology as a means to test hypotheses about prehistoric cultures and their development. Students will need to be available on at least two Saturdays or Sundays a month so that trips can be made to visit nearby archeological excavations.


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    ANTH 202 - Global Patterns of Racism

    (3,0) 3 Credits


    General Education Course: Global and Cultural Awareness
    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 - English Composition I .
    This team-taught course draws on texts in the social sciences, in history, and literature to survey the causes and manifestations of racism in diverse cultures, as well as proactive responses to it. The course will focus on racism in western and nonwestern cultures. Case studies will include – but not be limited to – European colonialism, slavery, social Darwinism and eugenics, apartheid and segregation, anti-Semitism, and contemporary conflicts like Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. This course satisfies general education requirements in humanities, literature, or social sciences. It cannot be used as the sole social science course in a degree program that has only one social science course.

     

     


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    ARTH 101 - Art Appreciation

    (3,0) 3 Credits


    General Education Course: Humanities-Appreciation of the Arts
    Art appreciation is a survey of art throughout history, which focuses on the analysis of art forms, technical procedures, subject matter, composition and cultural and social influences. Two and three-dimensional arts will be discussed. Museum visits will be arranged during the semester.

     

     


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    ARTH 110 - Art from Prehistory to the Gothic Period

    (3,0) 3 Credits


    General Education Course: Humanities-Appreciation of the Arts
    A survey of western art history (including early Islamic art) with strong emphasis on its relationship to civilization and its cultural context from Prehistory through the Gothic period. Students will acquire a visual vocabulary of historical art styles. Museum visits will be arranged during the semester. Students will also learn to analyze artworks which identify stylistic characteristics.

     

     


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    ARTH 110H - Art from Prehistory to the Gothic Period-Honors

    (3,0) 3 Credits


    General Education Course: Humanities-Appreciation of the Arts
    Prerequisite(s): A minimum GPA of 3.5 or permission of the instructor.
    A survey of western art history (including early Islamic art) with strong emphasis on its relationship to civilization and its cultural context from Prehistory through the Gothic period. Students will acquire a visual vocabulary of historical art styles. The students will be asked to do additional readings besides the course textbook. These would be in the form of scholarly articles or short videos on related subjects. The students will be given in-class and take home written assignments that will require them to integrate their readings with the museum visits or films shown in class. At least two required museum visits will be arranged during the semester. The museum visits, readings and assignments are planned specifically to teach the students how to analyze artworks and relate the artworks to their specific context and cultural period.

     


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    ARTH 111 - Art from the Renaissance to the Modern Era

    (3,0) 3 Credits


    General Education Course: Humanities-Appreciation of the Arts
    Prerequisite(s): ARTH 110 - Art from Prehistory to the Gothic Period .
    A survey of western art history with emphasis on its relationship to civilization and its cultural context from Renaissance to the mid- 20th century in Europe and America. Students will acquire a visual vocabulary of historical art styles. Museum visits will be arranged during the semester. Students will also learn to analyze artworks which identify stylistic characteristics.

     

     


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    ARTH 112 - The History of Visual Design

    (3,0) 3 Credits


    This course will focus on the development of design and image as a pictorial method of interpersonal and cultural communication.  It will begin with the earliest forms of visual communication (cave paintings, pictorial language) through the discipline’s technological advancements and artistic movements.  It will also extensively discuss type and its development in visual communication.

     


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    ARTH 203 - Modern & Contemporary Art

    (3,0) 3 Credits

    This course is a survey of modern art from the late 19th century to the present. Major artists in painting, sculpture, architecture and new media will be studied in the context of developments in Western art. Parallels will be drawn to nonwestern art. Students will learn about the major artistic and historical developments of this time period through lectures, readings, class discussions and museum and gallery visits. Offered every other year in the spring semester.


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    ARTH 205 - American Art

    (3,0) 3 Credits

    A survey of American painting, sculpture and architecture from colonial times to the present. Major artists and styles will be studied in the context of American culture and will be examined against the background of European sources and parallels. Students will learn about the major artistic and historical developments of this time period through lectures, readings, class discussions and museum and gallery visits. Offered every other year in even numbered years.


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    ARTH 206 - Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

    (3,0) 3 Credits

    The study of paintings and sculpture by major European and American artists of the late 19th and early 20th century with an emphasis on the development of Impressionism and Post- Impressionism as artistic movements. Students will learn about the major artistic and historical developments of this time period through lectures, readings, class discussions and museum and gallery visits. Offered every other year in odd numbered years.


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    ARTH 208 - Art Beyond the Western World

    (3,0) 3 Credits


    General Education Course: Humanities-Appreciation of the Arts, Global and Cultural Awareness
    A survey of non-Western art, to include painting, sculpture and architecture, from the establishment of the various societies to be covered up to the 20th century. The art of China, Japan, Korea, India, Africa, Islam, Oceania and Mesoamerica will be studied in context of each culture. Parallels will be drawn to to Western art. Students will learn about the major artistic & historical developments of the different cultures through lectures, class discussions and museum visits.  Offered in the fall semester.

     

     


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    ARTH 210 - Introduction to Contemporary Art

    (3,0) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTH 110 Art from Prehistory to the Gothic Period  .
    This course presents an introduction to contemporary art and media.  Students will critically examine images and our relationship to their truthfulness through contemporary media images and related works by modern and contemporary artists. Art is about looking, and then about thinking critically about what we see. Readings, film viewings, artworks, research and discussion on the nature of reality and truth in images will give students specific skills in making and viewing art, and will also make them more discriminating participants and consumers concerning journalism, media and culture. Students will read and discuss widely-read articles on images and culture from 20th century critical theorists.
     


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    ARTH 223 - History of Photography

    (3,0) 3 Credits


    General Education Course: Humanities-Appreciation of the Arts
    This course will survey the history of photography and how it is used as an art form and how it has impacted media and science. Students will explore the aesthetic qualities of the photographic image along with its value as a historical document and scientific tool.

     

     


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    ARTS 105 - Two-Dimensional Design

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    This course is an introduction to the various aspects of art and design. Using a combination of traditional and digital media, students explore the basic elements used in art-making and the design principles that guide visual form. Topics will focus on the relationship of visual form to meaning and interpretation. Students will purchase some art supplies.


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    ARTS 106 - Foundations of Game Engines

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    This course will introduce students to the art and programming aspects of developing for commercial game engines.  The focus will be on the processes and techniques necessary to add creative and advertising components into functional computer game models. Students will work with game development programmers in industry standard software (Unity, Construct) on a series of modular assignments.


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    ARTS 108 - Three-Dimensional Design

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    This course emphasizes basic design vocabulary as well as the concepts and history specific to three-dimensional design. Coursework includes classroom exercises, readings, discussions and critiques. Students will work in a variety of materials and employ a variety of processes. Some art supplies will need to be purchased.


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    ARTS 110 - Basic Drawing I

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    This course is an introduction to visual expression through the exploration of various black and white media. Still life, landscape, portrait, and other subjects will be drawn. Formal concepts such as line, texture, value, perspective will be explored through representational and abstract means. Students will be required to purchase art supplies.


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    ARTS 110H - Basic Drawing I-Honors

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): G.P.A. of 3.5 or permission of instructor. Instructor’s approval of a portfolio comprised of ten black and white drawings in a variety of subject matter and media (a sketchbook is optional) or has passed the AP for drawing/studio arts.  
    Like Basic Drawing I, this course applies visual expression through the exploration of various black and white media. Still life, landscape, portrait and human figure, and other subjects will be drawn. Unlike the regular course, however, this Honors section will require more complex drawing assignments that involve a higher level of content development, as well as formal drawing skills beyond the rudimentary level. Representational and abstract drawing will be encouraged. There will also be required reading assignments, two guided field trips to New York City galleries and museums, and a class with a visiting artist. Students will be required to purchase art supplies.


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    ARTS 111 - Basic Drawing II

    (2,2) 3 Credits


    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 110 - Basic Drawing I .
    This course further develops the student’s concepts acquired in Drawing I by applying creative assignments using color media, such as: chalk pastel, color pencil, oil pastel, gouache, crayon and mix-media with more intense focus on personal context, and the introduction of color theory. Some subjects will be still-life, portrait, landscape, and drawing from a live model. Both realism and abstraction are encouraged. Students must purchase art supplies as needed.

     


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    ARTS 112 - Introduction to Digital Photography

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Intro to Digital Photography will explore electronic imaging through the use of digital cameras and scanning. This course will cover basic technical information relating to the appropriate hardware and software used in electronic imaging, basic photographic concepts and terminology. This course will also explore creative uses of digital photography as an art form. Students must have a digital camera with aperture, shutter and manual exposure controls.  Students must purchase some art supplies.


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    ARTS 113 - Audio Production

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of multitrack audio production. Students will explore recording techniques, including the choice of microphones and their placement, as well as mixing multi- rack audio utilizing equalization, compression, reverb, and panning. With an emphasis on acoustics and the physics of sound, class projects will focus on producing audio for music distribution, radio, computer gaming, and film.


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    ARTS 121 - Watercolor I

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 110 - Basic Drawing I .
    This course is an introduction to the techniques and aesthetics of watercolor. Gouache will be introduced as a minor element. Self-expression will be encouraged through creative problems. Color theory and methods of applying paint will be explored. Students will work from both indoors and outdoors from still life, nature, the figure model, self-portraits, and from their imaginations. Students will purchase their own art supplies. Offered in the fall semester.


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    ARTS 131 - Watercolor II

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 121 - Watercolor I .
    Continuation of Watercolor I. Through emphasis on creative problem solving and self-expression the student will further sharpen traditional watercolor skills as well as investigate large scale and watercolor with mixed media. Students will often work thematically on projects with encouraged self-direction. Further investigation into traditional subject matter such as the figure model, still life and landscape will be used. Students will purchase their own art supplies.  Offered in the fall semester.


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    ARTS 132 - Color Theory

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    This course is an introduction to the characteristics of color and its interaction. Major color theorists will be presented such as Itten and Albers. Assignments will include the creative application of color theory in various media including computers. Students will purchase their own art supplies.


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    ARTS 205 - Drawing III

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 111 - Basic Drawing II .
    The course will concentrate on both black and white and color drawing with an emphasis on creative problem solving on an advanced level. Traditional and nontraditional use of the media will be encouraged with the objective of focusing on drawing as a personal expressive medium. Contemporary concepts in drawing will be explored. The figure model will be a drawing subject for a couple of sessions. Students will purchase their own art supplies.  Offered in the spring semester.


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    ARTS 209 - Two Dimensional Game Design Studio

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 106 Foundations of Game Engines  .
    Corequisite(s): ARTS 246 Visual Design I  .
    Two Dimensional Game Studio takes students through the process of creating an industry competitive two dimensional video game.  Students will learn not only to refine and combine programming and art asset development, they will also work on a deadline schedule to emulate the commercial design environment.  They will also create a holistic concept, brand, packaging, and a finished deployable game using industry standard software.


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    ARTS 210 - Acrylic & Oil Painting I

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 110 - Basic Drawing I .
    This course is an introduction to the techniques of acrylic and oil painting. Aesthetics, color theory and methods of applying paint will be explored through creative problems. Self-expression will be encouraged. Assignments will cover various subject matter, including still life, figure model, landscape, and abstraction. Students may choose to focus on oil or acrylic as their dominant medium for assignments. Students will purchase most of their own art supplies.


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    ARTS 211 - Acrylic & Oil Painting II

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 210 - Acrylic & Oil Painting I .
    This course is a continuation of Acrylic and Oil Painting I with emphasis upon individual creative expression. Traditional techniques such as glazing and impasto will be further investigated as well as more experimental approaches to painting such as mix-media, multi- panel, and painting installations. Traditional subject matter such as the landscape and the figure model will be painted, as well as subjects chosen by the student. Students may choose to focus on oil or acrylic as their dominant medium for assignments. Students will purchase most of their own art supplies.


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    ARTS 212 - Still Photography I

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    This course is an introduction to black and white photography and covers basic camera operation, film processing and darkroom printing. Students will also be exposed to aesthetic and critical issues related to the medium of photography. Purchase of additional supplies required.  Students may have their own 35 mm manually operational camera or borrow one from the Visual & Performing Arts Department on a first come, first served basis.


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    ARTS 215 - Ceramics I

    (2,2) 3 Credits


    Ceramics I introduces students to the basic theory and practice involved in the forming and processing of clay from its raw state to the finished art object.  Handbuilding processes will be emphasized as well as basic glaze application, glaze making and ceramic firing techniques.  Students will learn the handbuilding techniques of pinch, coil and slab.  Vessels and clay sculpture will be explored.  Clay and a tool kit will be supplied by the college.  Students will purchase some additional art supplies.

     


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    ARTS 216 - Ceramics II

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 215 - Ceramics I .
    Ceramics II introduces students to the basic theory and practice involved in making forms on the potter’s wheel. Students will learn basic wheel thrown forms that can be used in functional pottery and ceramic sculpture. Students will also learn glaze and firing techniques using glazes for the gas kiln. Students will purchase vouchers for clay through the Finance Department, and will be responsible for purchasing other supplies, such as a ceramics tool kit and glaze brushes, on their own.


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    ARTS 218 - Sculpture I

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 108 - Three-Dimensional Design  .
    Sculpture I is an investigation of sculptural concepts, techniques, media, tools and vocabulary in order to further develop students’ sculptural skills and visual perception. The course involves exposure to contemporary sculptural concepts as well as traditional materials, technical information and personal expression. Students must purchase some art supplies.


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    ARTS 219 - Sculpture II

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 218 - Sculpture I .
    This course offers an advanced sculpture student the opportunity to further investigate material processes and modes of presentation that reflect their specialized personal interests. An emphasis is placed on the development of personal language and concept. Students must purchase some art supplies.


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    ARTS 220 - Advanced Photography

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 112 - Introduction to Digital Photography  and ARTS 212 - Still Photography I  .
    Advanced Photography will explore advanced digital camera as well as traditional film and darkroom techniques. In-depth technical and software information will be covered relating to Zone System and Camera RAW exposure and image manipulation. This course will also explore critical issues in photography and focus on developing a personal body of work. Students must have their own SLR style digital camera capable of exposing in RAW format.  Students must purchase some art supplies.
     


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    ARTS 222 - Ceramics III

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 216 - Ceramics II .
    Ceramics III is an advanced wheel throwing course with emphasis on making large forms. Students will also explore altered forms and combination wheel thrown and handbuilding forms. The successful student will be able to demonstrate an ability to throw large cylinder forms.  They will also demonstrate an ability to enhance ceramic form by means of adding hand built parts.  An advanced knowledge of glazing will also be demonstrated.  Students will purchase vouchers for clay through the Finance Department..


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    ARTS 223 - Advanced Glazing for the Studio Potter

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 222 - Ceramics III .
    This course instructs the student in the theory and practice of glaze chemistry and glaze formulation. Students will learn how to formulate original glazes from glaze materials. Instruction will cover stoneware and porcelain glazes as well as low-fire and Raku glazes. Special glaze effects such as lusters, ceramic decals, underglazes and overglazes will also be discussed and used. Students will purchase vouchers for clay through the Finance Department, and will be responsible for purchasing ceramic tools, glaze brushes and glaze containers on their own.


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    ARTS 225 - Raku

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 216 - Ceramics II .
    An indepth study and practice of the ceramic process of Raku, a 16th century ceramic process originating in Japan. Students will learn the historical origins and meanings of Japanese Raku and its adaptation by Western potters. Students will learn the process of making Raku clay and glaze. They will also learn how to fire a Raku kiln. Students will work on individual and group projects. Students will purchase vouchers for clay through the Finance Department, and will be responsible for purchasing ceramic tools and fire resistant gloves on their own.


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    ARTS 227 - Alternative Photographic Processes

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s):   ARTS 212 - Still Photography I  or ARTS 112 - Introduction to Digital Photography 
    This course will explore techniques that go beyond the traditional photographic darkroom practices. Some of the techniques covered in this course may include non-silver processes such as cyanotype and gum printing, hand-coloring, image lifts and transfers, handmade pin hole cameras and other experimental manipulation of images. This course will also look at the historical significance of these techniques to the development of photography as an art form. Students will purchase additional art supplies. Offered in the spring semester.


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    ARTS 228 - Contemporary Landscape Painting

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 210 - Acrylic & Oil Painting I  or ARTS 121 - Watercolor I  or ARTS 111 - Basic Drawing II .
    The landscape will be explored as a means of expressing our contemporary world via realism, metaphor and abstraction. Students will work outdoors at various sites on and off campus, including the rural landscape, cityscape, industrial sites and other outdoor locations. They will also develop ideas using source material such as sketches, props, and memory. Students will work in the color medium/media with which he/she has prior experience, including oil, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor. Collage and experimental use of media will be encouraged. Contemporary, post-modern and historical concepts about landscape painting will be discussed. Students will purchase their own art supplies. Offered every other Summer II.


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    ARTS 229 - Printmaking: Monoprint and Relief

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 105 - Two-Dimensional Design  or ARTS 110 - Basic Drawing I  or permission of the instructor.
    This course will explore one of the oldest techniques in printmaking: the relief print, in which the surface of a wood block or linoleum is cut away and the surface inked to form the image. A much more modern method of surface printing will also be explored: the monoprint, is a very direct, painterly method of making prints that results in a unique image. This studio experience is supplemented with slide lectures, reading assignments, and videotapes to put the process/prints in a formal design context and an art historical perspective. Students must purchase some art supplies. Offered in the fall semester.


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    ARTS 230 - Mold Making, Casting and Replication

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 218 - Sculpture I  .
    Mold Making, Casting and Replication is an investigation of the materials and duplication processes that three-dimensional artists have employed throughout history.  Students will utilize three-dimensional design software and three-dimensional printing to create artistic forms that will be used for mold making techniques that range from simple to complex.  Castings from the molds will be produced in a variety of materials such as plaster, clay, wax, urethane, and metal. Students must purchase some art supplies.


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    ARTS 234 - Ceramics IV

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 222 - Ceramics III  and  ARTS 223 - Advanced Glazing for the Studio Potter 
    This course offers the advanced ceramics student an opportunity to work on specialized projects in a classroom studio setting. Students will do advanced group and individual projects in wheelthrowing and/or handbuilding. Emphasis is on refinement of individual student skills and creative abilities. Students will purchase clay and supplies through RVCC. Offered in the spring semester.


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    ARTS 235 - Acrylic & Oil Painting III

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 211 - Acrylic & Oil Painting II .
    This course is a continuation of Acrylic and Oil Painting II. The development of individual style, originality of expression, and portfolio preparation will be the focus, along with intermediate to advanced application of painting techniques and contemporary movements in painting. The figure model will be a painting subject for several sessions. Students may choose oil or acrylic as their dominant medium. Students will purchase most of their own art supplies.


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    ARTS 236 - Acrylic & Oil Painting IV

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 235 - Acrylic & Oil Painting III .
    This course is a continuation of Acrylic and Oil Painting III using advanced concepts and techniques in painting with emphasis on the development of a strong individual style and originality of expression, independent projects, portfolio preparation, museum/gallery visits, and contemporary movements in painting. The figure model will be a painting subject for several sessions. Students may choose to paint with oil or acrylic as their dominant medium. Students will purchase most of their own art supplies.


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    ARTS 242 - Figure Drawing I

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 110 - Basic Drawing I .
    This course will cover pictorial concepts motivated by the study of anatomy and the human figure. A live model will be drawn weekly. Students will primarily use black and white media, such as charcoal, graphite and ink. Students will purchase their own art supplies.


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    ARTS 243 - Figure Drawing II

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 242 - Figure Drawing I .
    This course covers pictorial concepts motivated by the study of anatomy and the human figure. A live model will be drawn weekly. Students will use color media such as pastels, oil bar, and waterbase paint. A personal drawing style will be emphasized. Students will purchase their own art supplies.


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    ARTS 246 - Visual Design I

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 105 - Two-Dimensional Design .
    This course is an introduction to the concepts and processes of graphic and media design. Students learn about the field of design and work with computers in bitmap, vector, multimedia software as well as with traditional art and design media.  
    The designer`s creative process and problem-solving skills are emphasized throughout the course to generate the beginnings of a design portfolio. Students will purchase some art supplies.


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    ARTS 247 - Visual Design II

    (2,2) 3 Credits


    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 246 - Visual Design I .
    This course covers advanced concepts and processes of design and portfolio preparation. Students will continue to explore the creative process by combining bitmap, vector graphic, as well as traditional art and design media, toward original design solutions.  Emphasis is placed on developing individual creative and critical thinking skills as they relate to professional work practices. Students will purchase some art supplies.

     


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    ARTS 248 - Designing Motion Graphics

    (2,2) 3 Credits


    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 246 - Visual Design I .
    This course covers the concepts and techniques of creating motion graphics. Students will create original animations in traditional media, via timeline based programs, and through using character motion simulation tools.   Students will purchase some art supplies.

     


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    ARTS 249 - Digital Artmaking

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 105 - Two-Dimensional Design  & ARTS 110 - Basic Drawing I .
    Students will explore creative expression in art beyond the traditional media of painting, drawing, photography and sculpture by using digital technology. Students will combine traditional artmaking with the use of digital imaging software applications and printing techniques. Emphasis is on creative thinking and problem-solving. Students will also explore theory, history and ethics involved with the computer as an art tool. Students must purchase some art supplies. Offered every other year in even numbered years.


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    ARTS 250 - Printmaking: Silkscreen

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 105 - Two-Dimensional Design  or ARTS 110 - Basic Drawing I  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is an introduction to the printmaking process of silkscreen. The techniques covered in the course will include photo processes and drawing. Students will create with single and multiple color images using water base inks. They will be able to incorporate other techniques such as collage and painting. Students must purchase some art supplies. Offered in the fall semester.


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    ARTS 252 - Portfolio Development

    (1,2) 2 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 108 - Three-Dimensional Design , ARTS 111 - Basic Drawing II  and ARTS 132 - Color Theory .
    This course is designed to help prepare students majoring in Visual Arts, Studio Art or Graphic Design to successfully transfer to a B.F.A. or B.A. in Art program. The course will cover topics such as critical thinking in art, writing artist’s statement, career options, resume and portfolio preparation for transfer and exhibitions, and identification of appropriate transfer colleges. Students will purchase some art supplies.


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    ARTS 253 - Introduction to Contemporary Printmaking

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 105 - Two-Dimensional Design  or ARTS 110 - Basic Drawing I  .
    This course is an introduction to recent developments in non toxic/less toxic techniques and materials for printmaking such as polyester plates for lithography and Image On film for intaglio. Students will also explore new ways to synthesize digital processes with traditional printmaking techniques to facilitate the process of printmaking. Students must purchase some art supplies.


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    ARTS 254 - Art of the Book

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 105 - Two-Dimensional Design  or ARTS 110 - Basic Drawing I  or permission of the instructor.
    This course will introduce students to the design and construction of traditional and non-traditional paper based book formats. Conceptual thought will be applied to the book form by studying the narrative, alternative and sculptural quality of the book as a universal medium for the visual artist. Alternative media will be encouraged. Students will be required to purchase some art materials. Offered in the spring semester.


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    ARTS 266 - Introduction to Video Production-Aesthetics

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of digital video production. Students will learn how to produce short videos, including story-boarding, directing, lighting and shooting, and will finish productions using current video- and sound-editing software. The course examines the application of video in contemporary art, documentation, and television production.


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    ARTS 271 - Illustration

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 246 - Visual Design I .
    This course introduces students to various illustration techniques and professional applications. Projects involve both traditional and digital media. Accuracy of rendering is emphasized. Students will purchase some art supplies. Offered in the fall semester.


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    ARTS 274 - Visual Design for the Web

    (2,2) 3 Credits


    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 246 - Visual Design I .
    This course covers the concepts and techniques of art making for the world wide web and other interactive media environments. Students will create original web sites with attention to design fundamentals such as color, typography, imagery and composition. Students will also be introduced to content management systems, streaming media, sound and video for the web and designing for social platforms. Students will purchase some art supplies.

     


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    ARTS 276 - Typography

    (2,2) 3 Credits


    Prerequisite(s): ARTS 246 - Visual Design I .
    This course facilitates an understanding of the effects produced by fonts and typographic techniques used in contemporary visual design. Using a combination of traditional and digital media, students will learn a historical overview of typography and explore the formal qualities of characters and typefaces through a range of theoretical and applied projects. The creative problem-solving process is used to develop skills in typesetting, typographic layout, the expressive use of type and conceptual thinking. Students will purchase some art supplies.

     


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    ARTS 277 - Game Audio and Video

    (2,2) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): CISY 106 - Fundamentals of Game Design .
    This course will cover the theory, as well as practical applications, of audio and computer video techniques as used in the game industry. Emphasis will be placed on methods of sound integration and video effects and how they impact character development and enhance the game-playing experience. Additional audio topics covered include: sound perception, waveform editing, sound effects and an introduction to MIDI, music composition and voiceovers. Computer video topics include: image composition, virtual cameras, motion capture and video compression. Offered every other year in even numbered years.


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    ARTS 288 - Studio Art Cooperative Education I

    (3,0) 3 Credits

    Cooperative Education Approval Form Required. See Department Co-op Coordinator.
    Cooperative Education is the integration of classroom study with specific planned periods of learning through employment to gain practical experience. The course utilizes a seminar approach with performance based activities and individual student objectives which are job related and employer evaluated.


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    ARTS 296H - Visual Arts Capstone Research Honors

    (9 Hours Out of Class Student Work Per Week) 3 Credits

    Prerequisite(s): Student must be enrolled in his or her last Honors College academic year before graduation.
    This course is intended to guide sophomore Honors College students from all disciplines through the stages of conducting a semester-long research project, and/or developing an artistic pursuit. Topics include planning, research and documentation, prose style and editing, document design, ethics, abstracts, and oral presentations. Because the course will enroll from different disciplines, students will also become acquainted with research topics, ways of framing arguments, and making points outside their fields of study, which will help them develop a more interdisciplinary perspective. Class will include research training, developing a timeline, as well as independent study and research. Students may need to purchase some art supplies as needed.


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    ASL 101 - Introduction to American Sign Language I

    (3,1) 3 Credits

    General Education Course: Humanities-Foreign Language, Global and Cultural Awareness
    Designed exclusively for students with no previous exposure to American Sign Language, this course develops basic signing skills and provides an introduction to Deaf culture and communities. The course is conducted in voice and American Sign Language. Native users of ASL and students with successful completion of two or more years of American Sign Language  (within the past 5 years) cannot receive credit for this course. The laboratory component provides self-paced skill development with individualized support by the instructor.


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    ASL 102 - Introduction to American Sign Language II

    (3,1) 3 Credits

    General Education Course: Humanities-Foreign Language, Global and Cultural Awareness
    Prerequisite(s): ASL 101 - Introduction to American Sign Language I   .
    Designed for students with one semester of American Sign Language, this course builds upon ASL 101 skills and some knowledge of the Deaf culture and community. The laboratory component provides self-paced skill development with individualized support by the instructor.


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    AUTC 101 - Automotive Introduction, Fundamentals, and Safety

    (3,3) 4 Credits


    Prerequisite(s):  Placement into MATH 020 Elementary Algebra  and ENGL 060 Introduction to College Reading and Composition II  .
    A grade of C or better in AUTC 101 is required to continue in the Automotive program. This course will provide an overview of basic theory and functions of all automotive systems.  This course will also introduce students to automotive industry standard practices including shop safety, use of chemicals, documenting repair estimates and work orders, identifying careers in the auto industry, and learning employability skills. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the tools, service procedures, and safety customary to the automotive field. This course will prepare students for OSHA 10 hour certifications in general industry safety.

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy using different types of lifting equipment, perform basic maintenance of the shop, and learn how to use a variety of hand tools, power tools, and precision measurement tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.

     


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    AUTC 102 - Automotive Brake Systems

    (3,3) 4 Credits


    Corequisite(s): A grade of C or better in AUTC 101 Automotive Introduction, Fundamentals, and Safety  .
    This course provides an overview of the brake system. Training will cover the brake system fundamentals, principles, and complete brake servicing to the mechanical and hydraulic braking system. Inspection diagnosis, adjustment, and repair of drum, disc, hydraulics, and anti-lock brake systems will be performed.

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy to perform basic maintenance of braking systems and learn how to use a variety of hand tools and diagnostic tools and processes. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.


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    AUTC 104 - Automotive Electrical Systems I

    (3,3) 4 Credits


    Corequisite(s): A grade of C or better in AUTC 101 Automotive Introduction, Fundamentals, and Safety  .
    Principles of electricity, circuitry and service are included in this course.  It will cover batteries, starting and charging systems, lighting and accessory systems as well as laws relating to power and consumption of electricity including Kirchhoff’s Law, Ohm’s Law, and Watt’s Law.  Skills in trouble-shooting the automotive electrical system will be developed with the use of modern testing and service equipment.

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy to perform basic maintenance of engines and learn how to use a variety of hand tools and precision measurement tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.


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    AUTC 106 - Clutches & Manual Transmissions

    (1,3) 2 Credits


    Corequisite(s): A grade of C or better in AUTC 101 Automotive Introduction, Fundamentals, and Safety  .
    Fundamental principles and types of clutches and manual transmissions and their component parts are covered.  Students will experience the installation and adjustment of clutches, manual transmissions, universal parts and other components such as drive shafts.  Diagnosis and service of standard transmissions are included.

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy to perform basic maintenance of manual transmissions, clutches, and drive train and learn how to use a variety of hand tools and precision measurement tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.

     


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    AUTC 201 - Engine Systems & Emission Control I

    (3,3) 4 Credits


    Corequisite(s): A grade of C or better in AUTC 101 Automotive Introduction, Fundamentals, and Safety  .
    This course will include a study of various automotive engine systems with respect to theory and operation of the internal combustible engine, the OTTO cycle, lubricating system, and coolant system.  Training is provided in diagnosing, repairing, and theory of the following subsystems: cylinder block, cylinder heads, and intake and exhaust systems with emphasis on emission control systems.

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy to perform basic maintenance of engines and learn how to use a variety of hand tools and precision measurement tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.

     


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    AUTC 202 - Engine Performance and Diagnosis I

    (1,3) 2 Credits


    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in  AUTC 201 Engine Systems & Emission Control I  and AUTC 104 Automotive Electrical Systems I  .
    This course will include a study of theories and practice of various automotive engine control systems. The course will build diagnostic skills related to troubleshooting engine computer systems. The use of up-to-date testing equipment, including the scan tool and lab scope are used in checking the electrical, ignition, emissions system, and general engine conditions.

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy to perform basic maintenance of engines and learn how to use a variety of hand tools and precision measurement tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.

     


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    AUTC 203 - Steering & Suspension Systems I

    (3,3) 4 Credits


    Corequisite(s): A grade of C or better in AUTC 101 Automotive Introduction, Fundamentals, and Safety  .
    This course will cover the theory involved in front and rear suspension, steering geometric angles, weight distribution, wheel balancing and alignment. Practice is provided in diagnosing and servicing these systems of an automobile.

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy to perform basic maintenance of steering and suspension systems and learn how to use a variety of hand tools and precision measurement tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.

     

     


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    AUTC 204 - Automotive Electrical Systems II

    (2,3) 3 Credits


    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in AUTC 104 Automotive Electrical Systems I  .
    Advanced theory of electrical circuitry, magnetism, induction, and computer control circuits and functionality are included in this course.  The course will cover advanced starting and charging strategies controlled by the engine control module, advanced lighting and accessory systems as well as improving skills in laws relating to power and consumption of electricity.  Skills in trouble-shooting the automotive electrical system will be further developed with the use of advanced testing equipment.

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy to perform advanced diagnostic strategies and learn how to use a variety of diagnostic tools and electronic equipment. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.

     


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    AUTC 205 - Automotive Cooling & Climate Control Systems

    (3,3) 4 Credits


    Corequisite(s): A grade of C or better in AUTC 101 Automotive Introduction, Fundamentals, and Safety  .
    This course includes a study of cooling, heating, defrosting and air conditioning systems. Maintenance, diagnosis and repair of the systems are covered using lecture and lab experiences. Electrical and/or vacuum circuits and controls are emphasized.

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy to perform basic maintenance of engines and learn how to use a variety of diagnostic and appropriate tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.


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    AUTC 206 - Automatic Transmission & Drive Trains

    (1,3) 2 Credits


    Corequisite(s): A grade of C or better in AUTC 101 Automotive Introduction, Fundamentals, and Safety  .
    This course will cover the theoretical understanding of principles, maintenance and adjustments required to today’s automatic transmissions, transaxles, drive shafts, final drives and all-wheel drive units.

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy to perform basic maintenance of engines and learn how to use a variety of hand tools and precision measurement tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.


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    AUTC 208 - Engine Performance and Diagnosis II

    (2,3) 3 Credits


    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in AUTC 202 Engine Performance and Diagnosis I  .
    This course includes a study of theories and practice of various automotive engine control systems. The course will improve previously acquired diagnostic skills related to troubleshooting engine computer data and networking systems. The use of up-to-date testing equipment, including the scan tool and lab scope are used in checking the electrical, ignition, emissions system, and CAN Bus network.

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy to perform basic maintenance of engines and learn how to use a variety of hand tools and diagnostic tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.


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    AUTC 209 - Advanced Brake Systems

    (2,3) 3 Credits


    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in courses AUTC 102 Automotive Brake Systems  and AUTC 203 Steering & Suspension Systems I  .
    This course will cover the theory involved in advanced suspension and steering diagnosis and Anti-Lock Brake systems. These two systems work in conjunction with each other for advanced safety systems including traction control and anti-roll stability controls. Practice is provided in diagnosing and servicing these systems of an automobile.

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy to perform advanced diagnostic strategies of steering, suspension, and anti-lock brakes systems and learn how to use a variety of diagnostic tools, hand tools, and precision measurement tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.


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    AUTC 213 - Steering & Suspension Systems II

    (2,3) 3 Credits


    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in AUTC 203 Steering & Suspension Systems I  .
    This course will cover the theory involved in advanced Steering and Suspension Systems including diagnosing alignment, tire wear, and Stability Control System problems. The alignment angles and procedures will prepare students to diagnose tire wear and road tracking issues to complete necessary alignment adjustments to vehicles. Practice is provided in diagnosing and servicing these systems as well as performing the alignment adjustments to correct the tire wear and pull of an automobile.

    In the lab, students will perform diagnostic strategies of steering angles and alignments and learn how to use a variety of diagnostic tools, hand tools, and precision measurement tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.


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    AUTC 221 - Engine Systems & Emission Control II

    (2,3) 3 Credits


    Prerequisite(s): A grde of C or better in AUTC 201 Engine Systems & Emission Control I  .
    This course will build on the theory and practice of advanced operation of the internal combustible engine, the OTTO cycle, lubricating systems, and coolant systems.  Training is provided in diagnosing, repairing, and theory of the following subsystems: cylinder block, cylinder heads, and intake and exhaust systems with emphasis on emission control systems. 

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy to perform basic maintenance of engines and learn how to use a variety of hand tools and precision measurement tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.

     

     


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    AUTO 101 - Automotive Introduction, Fundamentals, and Safety

    150 hours (non-credit)


    MATH 020 - Elementary Algebra   or appropriate score on placement test.
    This course will provide an overview of basic theory and functions of all automotive systems.  This course will also introduce students to automotive industry standard practices including shop safety, use of chemicals, documenting repair estimates and work orders, identifying careers in the auto industry, and learning employability skills. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the tools, service procedures, and safety customary to the automotive field. This course will prepare students for OSHA 10 hour certifications in general industry safety.

    In the lab, students will learn a hands-on strategy using different types of lifting equipment, perform basic maintenance of the shop, and learn how to use a variety of hand tools, power tools, and precision measurement tools. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.

     


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    AUTO 120 - Automatic Transmission & Drive Trains

    75 hours (non-credit)

    Corequisite(s): AUTO 101 - Automotive Introduction, Fundamentals, and Safety  
    This course will cover the theoretical understanding of principles, maintenance and adjustments required to today’s automatic transmissions, transaxles, drive shafts, final drives and all-wheel drive units. Students will be required to wear clothing appropriate for auto shop safety at all classes.  Safety glasses will also be required at all classes.


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