2016-2017 Summer Publication 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2016-2017 Summer Publication [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Engineering Technology

  
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    EECT 1307 - Convergence Technologies


    3 Credits (1 hr. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) A study of telecommunications convergent technologies including telephone, LAN, WAN, wireless, voice, video, and internet protocol. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing, ITSC 1301  
  
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    EECT 1371 - Voice Over Internet Protocol


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) This course addresses the knowledge and skills necessary to install, maintain and repair Voice Over Internet Protocol communications. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing, ITSC 1301  and ITSC 1325  
  
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    EECT 1391 - Special Topics Electronic/Comm Engr


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing
  
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    EECT 1403 - Introduction to Telecommunications


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab.) An overview of the telecommunications industry. Topics include the history of the telecommunications industry, terminology, rules and regulations, and industry standards and protocols. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing
  
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    EECT 1440 - Telecommunications Transmission Media


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab.) Fundamentals of telecommunications media, including installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Topics address media characteristics and connectorization. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing, Departmental approval
  
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    EECT 2380 - Cooperative Education - Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician


    3 Credits (1 hr. lec., 20 hrs. ext.) Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing, Near program completion or departmental approval.
  
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    EECT 2430 - Telecommunications Switching


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab.) The operation of telecommunications switching equipment and related software. Topics include installation, testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing, ITCC 1375   
  
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    EECT 2439 - Communications Circuits


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) A study of communications systems with emphasis on amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, phase modulation, and digital pulse modulation. Discussion of several types of modulators, demodulators, receivers, transmitters, and transceivers. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing, CETT 1457  
  
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    ENTC 1323 - Strength of Materials


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) Study of the relationship between externally applied forces and internally induced stresses and the resulting deformations in structural members. Prerequisite: ENTC 1343 
  
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    ENTC 1343 - Statics


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) Explanation of forces acting on structures to create equilibrium. Includes the concepts of friction, moments, couples, centroids, and moment of inertia. Prerequisite: MATH 1316 
  
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    ENTC 2380 - Cooperative Education - Engineering Technology/Technician, Gen.


    3 Credits (1 hr. lec., 20 hrs. ext.) Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Prerequisite:  College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; Completion of all engineering design graphics technology associate degree technical course requirements and department approval.
  
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    INTC 1341 - Principles of Automatic Control


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Basic measurements, automatic control systems and design, closed loop systems, controllers, feedback, control modes and control configurations. Prerequisite: RBTC 1401  

English

  
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    ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Intensive study and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. (2313015112) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

     

     

  
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    ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. (2313015112) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301  
  
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    ENGL 2307 - Fundamentals of Creative Writing


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) A brief study of creative genres such as poetry, essay, and short fiction. Practice in original composition. Designed as a humanities elective course for students interested in imaginative writing. Both ENGL 2307 and ENGL 2308  may apply toward graduation. (2313025112) Prerequisite: Six credits of English credit or departmental approval
  
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    ENGL 2311 - Technical Communications


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) The writing of technical papers, reports, proposals, progress reports and descriptions. The course also briefly covers oral reporting. (2313035112) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301  
  
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    ENGL 2322 - Survey of British Literature - Anglo-Saxon through the 18th Century


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) A survey of the development of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 18th Century. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical, linguistic, and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. (2314045112) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  
  
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    ENGL 2323 - Survey of British Literature - Romantic through the Present


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) A survey of the development of British literature from the Romantic period to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. (2314045112) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  
  
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    ENGL 2327 - Survey of American Literature - Exploration through the Civil War


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) A survey of American literature from the period of exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. (2314025112) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  

     

  
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    ENGL 2328 - Survey of American Literature - Civil War through the Present


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from among a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. (2314025112) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  
  
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    ENGL 2332 - Survey of World Literature - Ancient World through the 16th Century


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) A survey of world literature from the ancient world through the 16th century. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. (1601045213) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  
  
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    ENGL 2333 - Survey of World Literature- 17th Century through the Present


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) A survey of world literature from the 17th century to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions. (1601045213) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  
  
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    ENGL 2341 - Forms of Literature


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) The study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, drama, and film. Other forms might include mythic and religious writing, autobiographies and memoirs, and polemics. Readings vary. Instructors are free to choose their own emphasis. Only 6 credit hours can be taken from ENGL 2341, ENGL 2342 , and ENGL 2343 . (1601045113) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  
  
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    ENGL 2342 - Forms of Literature I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) One semester of a two-semester course on literary forms. This course examines a genre, or a combination of genres, in greater depth than does the one semester course, ENGL 2341 . Instructors are free to choose their own emphasis. The literary genre or genres taught in this course emphasize the multicultural competencies. (1601045113) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  
  
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    ENGL 2343 - Forms of Literature II


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) One semester of a two-semester course on literary forms. This course may expand treatment of a genre or genres studied in ENGL 2342  and/or may include a genre or genres not studied in ENGL 2342 . Instructors are free to choose their own emphasis. The literary genre or genres taught in this course emphasize the multicultural competencies. (1601045113) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  
  
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    ENGL 2351 - Mexican-American Literature


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) A survey of Mexican-American literature from its origins to the present covering the major literary genres - the essay, epic poetry, lyric poetry, the short story, novel, drama, and folk literature. (0502035525) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  
  
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    ENGL 2389 - Academic Cooperative in Composition


    3 Credits (1 hr. lec., 4 hrs. ext.) Training program and internship for peer writing tutors who work with student writers in the writing center in the college learning center. (2401035212) Prerequisite: ENGL 1301  

Environmental Science

  
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    ENVR 1401 - Environmental Science I


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Interdisciplinary study of both natural (biology, chemistry, geology) and social (economics, politics, ethics) sciences as they apply to the environment. Focus is on the role of science in addressing global environmental concerns. Concepts include ethics, policy, matter, energy, species biodiversity, ecology, human populations, food and agriculture. Practical laboratory experience emphasizes the application of fundamental principles of biology and chemistry as well as critical thinking and analysis. Lab required. (0301035201) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing, MATH 0308  
  
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    ENVR 1402 - Environmental Science II


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Continued interdisciplinary study of both natural (biology, chemistry, geology) and social (economics, politics, ethics) sciences as they apply to the environment. Focus on energy issues, global warming, ozone loss, land use, conservation and management of resources, deforestation, biodiversity, waste, and sustainable practices. Lab required. (0301035201) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing, MATH 0308  

ESOL

  
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    ESOL 0308 - Language Skills Workshop


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) This course refines the use of communication skills necessary for personal, academic, and business communication. It incorporates negotiated student/instructor-generated content and accommodates individual goals in a workshop format. Open lab available. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and may not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085312) Prerequisite: Placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0310 - Integrated Reading and Writing for ESOL


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. The course fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085912) Prerequisite: ESOL 0364 and ESOL 0374  or instructor approval or placement by exam.
  
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    ESOL 0361 - ESOL Reading I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) In this course beginning English-language students develop basic reading and vocabulary skills. Materials are vocabulary-controlled and based on concrete topics. Students practice reading and comprehending simple short stories and articles, writing related sentences, and developing basic library skills. Focus is on literal comprehension and developing a personally relevant vocabulary base. Students who enroll in this course should have basic literacy skills in their native language and be familiar with Roman script. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and may not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085612) Prerequisite: Placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0362 - ESOL Reading II


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hrs. lab.) In this course English-language students continue to develop the reading and vocabulary skills necessary for personal, academic, and professional purposes using materials based on high interest topics. The course includes practice in reading and comprehending multi-paragraph descriptive and narrative articles, stories, reports, and dictionary entries. Focus is on literal comprehension, word analysis, vocabulary expansion, dictionary skills, and the use of library resources. Writing is required to complement varied reading activities. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and may not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085612) Prerequisite: ESOL 0361  or placement by exam.
  
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    ESOL 0363 - ESOL Reading III


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) This course continues to develop English-language students’ reading and vocabulary skills for personal, academic and professional purposes using a wide variety of text types and topics. The course includes extensive practice in reading and comprehending multi-page articles, narratives, reports, editorials, opinion essays, and reference materials, and writing related responses. Focus is on interpretation of factual material, drawing inferences and conclusions, and paraphrasing and summarizing selected passages. Writing is required to complement reading activities. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and may not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085212) Prerequisite:  ESOL 0362  or placement by testing
  
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    ESOL 0364 - ESOL Reading IV


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hrs. lab.) Development of reading and higher order thinking skills necessary for college readiness. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085212) Prerequisite: ESOL 0363  or placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0365 - ESOL Reading V


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) Develops English reading proficiency and vocabulary for academic, career, or personal purposes in speakers of languages other than English and prepares them to function in a multicultural, multilingual society. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085612) Prerequisite: ESOL 0364  or placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0371 - ESOL Writing I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) In this course beginning English-language students develop, practice and apply the basic structures of English to perform simple writing tasks. Students who enroll in this course should have basic literacy skills in their native language and be familiar with Roman script. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and may not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085412) Prerequisite: Placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0372 - ESOL Writing II


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) In this course English-language students increase proficiency in the writing skills necessary for basic personal, academic, and professional communication. Students use process writing techniques to write simple paragraphs and gain mastery in the use of the basic structures of the language. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and may not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085412) Prerequisite: ESOL 0371  or placement by testing
  
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    ESOL 0373 - ESOL Writing III


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) This course continues to develop English-language students’ writing skills for personal, academic and professional purposes. Students use more sophisticated grammar structures in writing well-developed paragraphs and/or essays using process writing techniques. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and may not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085312) Prerequisite: ESOL 0372 or placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0374 - ESOL Writing IV


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) Development of college-level writing focusing on idea generation, drafting, organization, revision, and utilization of standard English. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085312) Prerequisite: ESOL 0373  or placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0375 - ESOL Writing V


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) Focuses on strategies and techniques of writing and composition. Open only to non-native speakers. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085412) Prerequisite: ESOL 0374  or placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0381 - ESOL Oral Communication I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) In this course beginning English-language students learn the key vocabulary and structures necessary for adequate basic oral communication. Students refine listening and speaking skills and increase control of the English sound system to minimize miscommunication due to pronunciation. Students who enroll in this course should have basic literacy skills in their native language and be familiar with Roman script. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and may not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085512) Prerequisite: Placement by testing
  
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    ESOL 0382 - ESOL Oral Communication II


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) In this course English-language students increase proficiency in the spoken language necessary for basic personal, academic, and professional communication. Students communicate with a growing degree of fluency, using newly acquired vocabulary with some degree of accuracy, and master basic language functions. Students acquire and practice strategies for comprehending statements and short spoken passages. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and may not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085512) Prerequisite: ESOL 0381  or placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0383 - ESOL Oral Communication III


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) This course continues to provide dynamic communicative practice for English-language students. Students increase their degree of fluency, accuracy, and comprehension in listening and speaking skills necessary for personal, academic, and professional communication. They develop skills at using functional language in a variety of relevant contexts. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and may not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085212) Prerequisite: ESOL 0382  or placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0384 - ESOL Oral Communication IV


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) Develops listening and speaking skills in speakers of languages other than English and prepares them to function in educational, vocational and/or personal English-speaking contexts. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085512) Prerequisite: ESOL 0383  or placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0391 - ESOL Grammar I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hrs. lab.) This course is designed to help students with very little English proficiency to understand and use basic English grammar correctly in both written and spoken communication. Students develop control of fundamental structures including basic tenses, parts of speech and simple sentences. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements. Placement by exam. (3201085712) Prerequisite: Placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0392 - ESOL Grammar II


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hrs. lab.) This course continues to develop English grammar skills by providing extensive and varied practice that encourages growth in all areas of language use. Emphasis is placed on the use of verb tenses, modal verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements. Placement by exam. (3201085712) Prerequisite: ESOL 0391  or Placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0393 - ESOL Grammar III


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hrs. lab.) This course continues to develop the existing knowledge of grammatical structures and helps students to acquire new ones. Emphasis is placed on the complex verb tenses, passive voice, and compound sentences. This course will help students apply grammatical accuracy to their writing and speaking. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085912) Prerequisite: ESOL 0392  or Placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0394 - ESOL Grammar IV


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hrs. lab.) Students continue the study of grammatical structures required for quality oral and written academic communication. They develop skills in understanding form, meaning and usage of complex grammatical structures including gerunds and infinitives, conditionals and complex sentences with noun, adjective and adverb clauses. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085912) Prerequisite: ESOL 0393  or Placement by testing.
  
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    ESOL 0395 - ESOL Grammar V


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 1 hrs. lab.) Focuses on Standard English grammar usage for academic purposes. Open only to non-native speakers. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements. (3201085712) Prerequisite: ESOL 0394  or Placement by testing.

Fire Science Technology

  
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    FIRS 1301 - Firefighter Certification I


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. Prerequisite: Admission to the program.

     

     

     

  
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    FIRS 1313 - Firefighter Certification III


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, II, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. Prerequisite: None.

     

  
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    FIRS 1319 - Firefighter Certification IV


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, II, III, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. Prerequisite: None.
  
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    FIRS 1329 - Firefighter Certification VI


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, II, III, IV, V, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. Prerequisite: None.
  
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    FIRS 1407 - Firefighter Certification II


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, III, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. Prerequisite: None.

     

     

  
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    FIRS 1423 - Firefighter Certification V


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, II, III, IV, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. Prerequisite: None.
  
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    FIRS 1433 - Firefighter Certification VII


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, II, III, IV, V, and VI to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. Prerequisite: None.
  
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    FIRS 2344 - Driver/Operator-Pumper


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Meets curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Driver/Operator-Pumper. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.

     

  
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    FIRT 1171 - Firefighter Agility and Fitness Preparation


    1 Credits (3 hrs. lab.) This course includes the study of physical agility testing methods and rigorously trains individuals in skills and techniques needed in typical entry level testing. This course includes circuit training, sports conditioning, body toning, interval training, and the study of physical agility testing methods. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: FIRS 1301 FIRS 1313 , FIRS 1319 , and FIRS 1407 .
  
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    FIRT 1291 - St Fire Protection Safety Technology (Fire Arson Investigation III)


    2 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 1 hr. lab.) Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Continuation of Fire and Arson Investigation II . Topics include determination of the origin and cause of a fire. Prerequisite: FIRT 1303  and FIRT 2333  
  
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    FIRT 1302 - Plans Examiner I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) One in a series of three courses required for Fire Inspector certification. Meets the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Plan Examiner I. The Plans Examiner analyzes building construction, hazardous processes and architectural drawings or plans to ensure compliance with building and fire codes. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.

     

     

  
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    FIRT 1303 - Fire Arson Investigation I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) In-depth study of basic fire and arson investigation practices. Emphasis on fire behavior principles related to fire cause and origin determination. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.
  
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    FIRT 1305 - Public Education Programs


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Preparation of firefighters and fire officers to develop public fire safety awareness. Emphasis on implementation of fire and public safety programs in an effort to reduce the loss of life. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.
  
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    FIRT 1307 - Fire Codes and Inspections


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Local building and fire prevention codes. Fire prevention inspections, practices, and procedures. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.
  
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    FIRT 1315 - Hazardous Materials I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Study of the chemical characteristics and behavior of various materials. Topics include storage, transportation, handling hazardous emergency situations, and the most effective methods of hazard mitigation. Student will be able to do the following after this course: recognize the presence of the hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD), protect themselves, call for trained personnel and secure the scene. Meets curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for Hazardous Materials Awareness Level. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; completion of TCFP Basic Firefighter Certificate.
  
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    FIRT 1319 - Fire Fighter Health and Safety


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Firefighter occupational safety and health in emergency and non-emergency situations. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.
  
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    FIRT 1327 - Building Construction in the Fire Service


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Components of building construction that relate to fire and life safety. Focuses on firefighter safety. Includes relationship of elements of construction and design of structures to inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.
  
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    FIRT 1338 - Fire Protection Systems


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishers. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.
  
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    FIRT 1342 - Fire Officer I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Meets the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Officer I certification. Prerequisite: FIRT 2305  
  
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    FIRT 1343 - Fire Officer II


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Meets the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Officer II certification. Prerequisite: ENGL 0305  and FIRT 1342  
  
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    FIRT 1345 - Hazardous Materials II


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) In-depth study of mitigation practices and techniques to effectively control hazardous material spills and leaks. Study and prepare those who respond to hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents for the purpose of implementing or supporting actions to protect nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release. Response options for operations level responders are generally limited to nonintervention or defensive actions. Meets curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for Hazardous Materials Operations Level. Prerequisite: Completion of TCFP Basic Firefighter certificate.  
  
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    FIRT 1391 - Special Topics: Basic Wildland Firefighting


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Terminology and techniques used in wild-land firefighting. Includes wildfire suppression, fire behaviors, mop-up techniques and benefits, safety, and incident management systems. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.
  
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    FIRT 1408 - Fire Inspector I


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) One in a series of three courses required for Fire Inspector certification. Meets the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Inspector I. The Fire Inspector I conducts basic fire inspections and applies codes and standards. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.
  
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    FIRT 1440 - Fire Inspector II


    4 Credits (4 hrs. lec.) One in a series of three courses required for Fire Inspector certification. Meets the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Inspector II. The Fire Inspector II conducts most types of inspections and interprets applicable codes and standards. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.
  
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    FIRT 2171 - Firefighter Agility & Fitness II


    1 Credits (3 hrs. lab.) Firefighter Agility and Fitness Preparation II is a continuation of Firefighter Agility and Fitness Preparation I and includes circuit training, sports conditioning, body toning, interval training, and the study of physical agility testing methods. It rigorously trains individuals in skills and techniques needed in typical entry level testing. Prerequisite: FIRT 1171 .
  
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    FIRT 2305 - Fire Instructor I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Preparation of fire and emergency services personnel to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan. Includes the use of instructional aids and evaluation instruments to meet the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Instructor I certification. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.
  
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    FIRT 2307 - Fire Instructor II


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Development of individual lesson plans for a specific topic including learning objectives, instructional aids, and evaluation instruments. Includes techniques for supervision and coordination of activities of other instructors to meet the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Instructor II certification. Prerequisite: FIRT 2305  
  
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    FIRT 2309 - Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Analysis of the nature of fire problems and selection of initial strategies and tactics including an in-depth study of efficient and effective use of staffing and equipment to mitigate the emergency. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.
  
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    FIRT 2333 - Fire Arson Investigation II


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Continuation of Fire and Arson Investigation I. Topics include reports, court room demeanor, and expert witnesses. Prerequisite: FIRT 1303  
  
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    FIRT 2345 - Hazardous Materials III


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery to hazardous materials incidents. Hazardous Materials Technician Level Personnel are those who respond to hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents and use a risk based response process to analyze a problem involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD), select and implement applicable decontamination procedures, control a release, use specialized protective clothing, and use specialized control equipment. Meets curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for Hazardous Materials Technician Level. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; FIRT 1345 , Completion of TCFP Basic Firefighter Certificate.

     

  
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    FIRT 2359 - Fire Instructor III


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab.) Meets the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Instructor III certification. This course may be offered only by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Prerequisite: FIRT 2307  
  
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    FIRT 2380 - Cooperative Education


    3 Credits (1 hr. lec., 20 hrs. ext.) Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing.

French

  
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    FREN 1300 - French Conversation I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) This is a conversational French course for beginners. It includes extensive comprehension, oral practice, and use of multimedia materials. It is intended to develop basic communication skills for the student to apply these skills to everyday life and work situations. It is an alternate track for the student who needs immediate communicative experience in French. (1609015413) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing
  
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    FREN 1411 - Beginning French I


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab.) Beginner’s pronunciation, oral practice and dictation, conversation, use of recordings for ear training, basic principles of grammar, simple exercises in composition, easy reading which includes cultural material. (1609015113) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing
  
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    FREN 1412 - Beginning French II


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab.) A continuation of FREN 1411  with increased emphasis on comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Intensive drills to increase vocabulary and knowledge of structure. (1609015113) Prerequisite: FREN 1411  OR placement by exam; College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing
  
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    FREN 2311 - Intermediate French I


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) French readings, grammar, and composition based partly on the formal text and partly on selected readings. Stress will be placed on oral work. (1609015213) Prerequisite: FREN 1412 ; College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing
  
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    FREN 2312 - Intermediate French II


    3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Continuation of FREN 2311   (1609015213) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing, FREN 2311  

Game Design and Simulation

  
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    GAME 1303 - Intro to Game Design and Development


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Introduction to electronic game development and game development careers. Includes examination of history and philosophy of games, the game production process, employee factors for success in the field, and current issues and practices in the game development industry. Prerequisite: None.
  
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    GAME 1304 - Level Design


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) Introduction to the tools and concepts used to create levels for games and simulations. Incorporates level design, architecture theory, concepts of critical path and flow, balancing, play testing, and storytelling. Includes utilization of toolsets from industry titles. Prerequisite: Department approval; student must have successfully completed 9 hours in specialization.
  
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    GAME 1334 - Video Game Art I


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Explores the role of the artist in the gaming industry. Introduces tools and techniques used in the creation of assets for a game engine. Covers art pipeline, team integration and communication. Prerequisite: ARTV 1345 , ARTC 1302 , ARTC 1317  
  
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    GAME 1343 - Game and Simulation Programming I


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Game and simulation programming. Includes advanced pointer manipulation techniques and pointer applications, points and vectors, sound, and graphics. Prerequisite: COSC 1309 .
  
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    GAME 1359 - Game and Simulation Programming II


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Design and development of game and simulation programs including user interface design, mathematical elements, image and file structure, and software development techniques. Prerequisite: GAME 1343 
  
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    GAME 2303 - Artificial Intelligence Programming I


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Basic techniques in artificial intelligence related to game and simulation programming. Includes knowledge representation and interference techniques, expert systems, path-finding algorithms, and search techniques for problem solving. Prerequisite: GAME 1343  
  
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    GAME 2332 - Project Development I


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) Skill development in an original modification based on a current game engine. Includes management of version control; development of project timelines; integration of sound, models, and animation; production of demos; and creation of original levels, characters, and content for a real-time multiplayer game. Prerequisite: Department approval; student must have successfully completed 12 hours in specialization.
  
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    GAME 2334 - Project Development II


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) Continuation of an original modification based on a current game engine with an emphasis on new content and significant changes in game play over the base game experience. Includes creation of original levels, characters, and content for a real-time multiplayer game applying skills learned in previous classes. Prerequisite: Departmental approval; student must have successfully completed 18 hours in specialization.

     

  
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    GAME 2338 - Game Testing


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Testing and debugging gaming and simulation applications in the alpha and beta stages of production. Includes critiques of the product and written documentation of the testing and debugging processes. Prerequisite: GAME 1304  
  
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    GAME 2341 - Game Scripting


    3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Scripting languages with emphasis on game concepts and simulations. Prerequisite: MATH 1314 ; ITSE 1307  or COSC 1320 .
  
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    GAME 2386 - Internship


    3 Credits (15 hrs. ext.) A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. Prerequisite: Department approval.

Geographic Information Systems

  
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    GISC 1401 - Cartography and Geography in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS)


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Introduction to the principles of cartography and geography. Emphasis on global reference systems, and the use of satellites for navigation and measurements. Students learn basic concepts of GIS including mapping the Earth in spatial terms, and populating the GIS to access data. Exercises include: create and access data in the GIS using Arc View, a standard PC platform software package; capture positional and attribute information with correct and accurate geographic referencing including GPS systems; and develop and print maps and reports. Emphasis on geographic coordinate systems, acquiring information from databases, existing maps, GPS and the Internet. All aspects of the course will be integrated into individual final projects. Prerequisite: GISC 1411  or departmental approval.
  
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    GISC 1411 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


    4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Introduction to basic concepts of vector GIS using several industry specific software programs including nomenclature of cartography and geography. Emphasis on the principles of cartography, standard global reference systems and new technologies, using satellites for measurements and navigation, and map construction. Exercises include basic concepts of acquisition, accuracy, precision, and scale in GPS - Global Positioning Systems, and the operating environment for GIS/GPS; creation of spatial data with real time GPS fieldwork; importing of GPS data into GIS; and evaluation of data for scale and accuracy. Students will measure and relate “real world” distance and area on maps. Final projects will include applications of these topics. This is the initial course for the GIS certificate and degree programs. Prerequisite: None
 

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