2017-2018 Catalog Vol. 78 
    
    Feb 25, 2024  
2017-2018 Catalog Vol. 78 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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Prerequisite: a course you must successfully complete prior to enrolling in the course for which it is listed as a prerequisite. You must receive a grade of C (2.0) or better in order for the course to satisfy a prerequisite requirement, unless otherwise specified in the course description.

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Contact hour disclaimer: Weekly lecture/lab/external contact hours denoted in all course descriptions reference a standard sixteen (16) week fall or spring semester. For non-standard semesters/sessions (e.g. summer semesters, winter/spring mini-mesters, 12-week sessions, etc.), the lecture/lab/external material will be covered over a shorter period of time, resulting in more hours each week. Total contact hours will remain the same for each course regardless of the semester/session type or the teaching modality (e.g. internet, blended, face-to-face, etc.). Detailed weekly hour combinations are available in the specific course syllabus.

Courses included in the Core Curriculum are noted as a Core Curriculum Course after the course title.

Note: The second digit of a course rubric identifies the number of credit hours a student will earn upon completing the course. For example: ENGL 1301 is a 3 credit hour course, as denoted by the 2nd digit.

 

Speech

  
  • SPCH 1144 Forensics Activities I

    CIP Code: 231304

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Contact Hour Total: 32

    Laboratory experience for students who particpate in forensic activities. Students are encouraged to particpate in speech and debate tournaments. Individual practice time may be required.
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course
  
  • SPCH 1145 Forensics Activities II

    CIP Code: 231304

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Contact Hour Total: 32

    Laboratory experience for students who participate in forensic activities. Students are encouraged to participate in speech and debate tournaments. Individual practice time may be required. Prerequisite(s): SPCH 1144 Forensics Activities I 
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course
  
  • SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication

    CIP Code: 231304

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 48

    Introduces basic human communication principles and theories embedded in a variety of contexts including interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course
  
  • SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

    CIP Code: 231304

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 48

    Application of communication theory and practice to the public speaking context, with emphasis on audience analysis, speaker delivery, ethics of communication, cultural diversity, and speech organizational techniques to develop students’ speaking abilities, as well as ability to effectively evaluate oral presentations.
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course
  
  • SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication

    CIP Code: 231304

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 48

    Application of communication theory to interpersonal relationship development, maintenance, and termination in relationship contexts including friendships, romantic partners, families, and relationships with co-workers and supervisors.
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course
  
  • SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Speaking

    CIP Code: 231304

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 48

    Study and application of communication within the business and professional context. Special emphasis will be given to communication competencies in presentations, dyads, teams and technologically mediated formats.
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course
  
  • SPCH 1342 Voice and Diction

    CIP Code: 231304

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 48

    Focuses on the physiology and mechanics of effective voice production with practice in articulation, pronunciation, and enunciation. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in SPCH 2341  is recommended. Corequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in SPCH 2341  is recommended.
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course
  
  • SPCH 2144 Forensics Activities III

    CIP Code: 231304

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Contact Hour Total: 32

    Laboratory experience for students who participate in forensic activities. Students are encouraged to participate in speech and debate tournaments. Individual practice time may be required. Prerequisite(s): SPCH 1144 Forensics Activities I , SPCH 1145 Forensics Activities II 
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course
  
  • SPCH 2145 Forensics Activities IV

    CIP Code: 231304

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Contact Hour Total: 32

    Laboratory experience for students who participate in forensic activities. Students are encouraged to participate in speech and debate tournaments. Individual practice time may be required. Prerequisite(s): SPCH 1144 Forensics Activities I , SPCH 1145 Forensics Activities II , SPCH 2144 Forensics Activities III 
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course
  
  • SPCH 2316 Interviewing

    CIP Code: 90101

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 48

    This course is designed to offer the students the tools to understand the processes involved in an interview setting and how to better prepare for the roles of interviewer, interviewee, or facilitator. Furthermore, understanding and applying the principles of interviewing will provide the students with skills and techniques that will positively impact their carriers.
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course
  
  • SPCH 2333 Discussion and Small Group Comm

    CIP Code: 231304

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 48

    Focuses on discussion and small group theories and techniques as they relate to group process and interaction.
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course
  
  • SPCH 2335 Argumentation And Debate

    CIP Code: 231304

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 48

    Focuses on the theories and practice of argumentation and debate including analysis, reasoning, organization, evidence, and refutation. Aims to engage students in discussions and debates of contemporary issues of socio-political and cultural significance, which are the building blocks of a democratic society.
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course
  
  • SPCH 2341 Oral Interpretation

    CIP Code: 231304

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 48

    Theories and techniques in analyzing and interpreting literature. Preparation and presentation of various literary forms.
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course

Study Skills

  
  • STDY 101 Study Strategies

    CIP Code: 320101

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 1
    Contact Hour Total: 32

    Study Strategies is designed to help students develop and improve skills necessary to succeed in a rigorous college academic environment. Topics include time management, memory enhancement, critical reading, effective listening and note taking, test preparation, and critical thinking and writing. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate score on TSIA. Notes: Not counted toward a degree or certificate.
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course
  
  • STDY 311 Strategies For College Success

    CIP Code: 320101

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 48

    Strategies for College Success is designed for development and improvement of study systems. Emphasis is placed on college-level study skills, the improvement of time management, effective listening and note-taking, marking texts, learning through media, concentration, retention of information and skills needed for taking examinations. Students who are TSI liable in reading and/or writing are strongly encouraged to take STDY 0311 to support their academic success. Students whose TSI scores make them “college ready” in English and Reading should take EDUC 1300  if they want to learn more about effective learning strategies and learning theories. Corequisite(s): Students who test into READ 304  must also register for STDY 0311 or take STDY 0311 before enrolling in READ 304 . Notes: Not counted toward a degree or certificate.
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) course

Surgical Technology/Technologist

  
  • SRGT 1260 Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist

    CIP Code: 510909

    Credit Hours: 2
    External Hours: 8

    Contact Hour Total: 128

    A health-related work-based learning experiences that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills,and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisite(s): SRGT 1405  and SRGT 1409 . Co-enrolled: SRGT 1441 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • SRGT 1361 Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist

    CIP Code: 510909

    Credit Hours: 3
    External Hours: 15

    Contact Hour Total: 240

    A health-related work-based learning experiences that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisite(s): SRGT 1260  and SRGT 1441 . Co-enrolled: SRGT 1442 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • SRGT 1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology

    CIP Code: 510909

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 4
    Contact Hour Total: 64

    Orientation to surgical technology theory, surgical pharmacology and aesthesia, technological sciences, and patient care concepts. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the Surgical Technology Program. Co-enrolled: SRGT 1409 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • SRGT 1409 Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques

    CIP Code: 510909

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Contact Hour Total: 128

    In-depth coverage of perioperative concepts such as aseptic principles and practices, infectious processes, wound healing, and creation and maintenance of the sterile field. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the Surgical Technology Program. Co-enrolled: SRGT 1405 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • SRGT 1441 Surgical Procedures I

    CIP Code: 510909

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 1
    Contact Hour Total: 80

    Introduction to surgical pathology and its relationship to surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to the general, OB/GYN, genitourinary, otorhinolaryngology, and orthopedic surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for safe patient care. Prerequisite(s): SRGT 1405  and SRGT 1409 . Co-enrolled: SRGT 1260 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • SRGT 1442 Surgical Procedures II

    CIP Code: 510909

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 1
    Contact Hour Total: 80

    Introduction to surgical pathology and its relationship to surgical procedures. Emphasis on surgical procedures related to the cardiothoracic, peripheral vascular, plastic/reconstructive, ophthalmology, oral/maxillofacial, and neurological surgical specialties incorporating instruments, equipment, and supplies required for safe patient care. Prerequisite(s): SRGT 1260  and SRGT 1441 . Co-enrolled: SRGT 1361 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • SRGT 2130 Professional Readiness

    CIP Code: 510909

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Contact Hour Total: 16

    Overview of professional readiness for employment, attaining certification, and maintaining certification status. Prerequisite(s): SRGT 2460 . Co-enrolled: SRGT 2461 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • SRGT 2460 Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist

    CIP Code: 510909

    Credit Hours: 4
    External Hours: 24

    Contact Hour Total: 384

    A health-related work-based learning experiences that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisite(s): SRGT 1361  and SRGT 1442 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • SRGT 2461 Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist

    CIP Code: 510909

    Credit Hours: 4
    External Hours: 24

    Contact Hour Total: 384

    A health-related work-based learning experiences that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisite(s): SRGT 2460 . Co-enrolled: SRGT 2130 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course

Veterinary Technology

  
  • VTHT 1105 Veterinary Medical Terminology

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 1
    Contact Hour Total: 32

    Introduction to word parts, directional terminology, and analysis of veterinary terms. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the Veterinary Technology Program, or Director approval. Co-enrolled: VTHT 1109  and VTHT 1301 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • VTHT 1109 Veterinary Nutrition

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 1
    Contact Hour Total: 32

    Fundamentals of energy and non-energy producing nutrients, their sources and functions. Integration of concepts including digestion, absorption, and metabolism with application to normal and therapeutic nutritional needs. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the Veterinary Technology Program. Co-enrolled: VTHT 1105  and VTHT 1301 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • VTHT 1125 Pharmacological Calculations

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 1
    Contact Hour Total: 32

    Skill development in calculating drug dosages. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1105 , VTHT 1109 , and VTHT 1301 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 1413  and VTHT 2217 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • VTHT 1140 Veterinary Jurisprudence and Ethics

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Contact Hour Total: 16

    Survey of laws, regulations, and ethical standards governing the veterinary profession. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1249 , VTHT 2201 , VTHT 2205 , VTHT 2209 , and VTHT 2223 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 1245 , VTHT 1441 , VTHT 2260 , and VTHT 2331 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • VTHT 1245 Veterinary Radiology

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 64

    Presentation of theory and principles and practical applicaiton of radiology within the field of veterinary medicine. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1249 , VTHT 2201 , VTHT 2205 , VTHT 2209 , and VTHT 2223 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 1140 , VTHT 1441 , VTHT 2260 , and VTHT 2331 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • VTHT 1249 Veterinary Pharmacology

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 1
    Contact Hour Total: 48

    Fundamentals of pharmacology including recognition, calculation, labeling, packaging, and administration of veterinary drugs, biologics, and therapeutic agents. Discussion of normal and abnormal responses to these agents. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1260  and VTHT 2421 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 2201 , VTHT 2205 , VTHT 2209 , and VTHT 2223 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • VTHT 1260 Clinical - Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 2
    External Hours: 10

    Contact Hour Total: 160

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1125 , VTHT 1413 , and VTHT 2217 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 2421 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • VTHT 1301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Contact Hour Total: 96

    Survey of the profession of veterinary technology with emphasis on basic techniques, handling and care of animals, and ethical and professional requirements. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the Veterinary Technology Program. Co-enrolled: VTHT 1105  and VTHT 1109 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • VTHT 1413 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 96

    Gross anatomy of domestic animals including physiological explanations of how each organ system functions. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1105 , VTHT 1109 , and VTHT 1301 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 1125  and VTHT 2217 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • VTHT 1441 Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Contact Hour Total: 128

    In-depth application of surgical, obstetrical, and anesthesia techniques including identification and use of instruments and equipment. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1249 , VTHT 2201 , VTHT 2205 , VTHT 2209 , and VTHT 2223 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 1140 , VTHT 1245 , VTHT 2260 , and VTHT 2331 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • VTHT 2201 Canine and Feline Clinical Management

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 64

    Survey of feeding, common management practices, and care of canines and felines in a clinical setting. Review of common diseases of canines and felines encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1260  and VTHT 2421 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 1249 , VTHT 2205 , VTHT 2209 , and VTHT 2223 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • VTHT 2205 Equine Clinical Management

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 64

    Survey of feeding, common management practices, and care of equines in a clinical setting. Review of common diseases of equines encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1260  and VTHT 2421 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 1249 , VTHT 2201 , VTHT 2209 , and VTHT 2223 .
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  • VTHT 2209 Food Animal Clinical Management

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 64

    Survey of feeding, management practices, and care of food producing animals in a clinical setting. Review of common diseases of food producing animals. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1260  and VTHT 2421 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 1249 , VTHT 2201 , VTHT 2205 , and VTHT 2223 .
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  • VTHT 2217 Exotic Animal Clinical Management

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 64

    Survey of feeding, common management practices, and care of exotic animals in a clinical or zoological setting. Review of common diseases of exotic animals encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1105 , VTHT 1109 , and VTHT 1301 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 1125  and VTHT 1413 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • VTHT 2223 Veterinary Clinical Pathology I

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 4
    Contact Hour Total: 80

    In-depth study of hematology and blood chemistries with emphasis on lab procedures. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1260  and VTHT 2421 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 1249 , VTHT 2201 , VTHT 2205 , and VTHT 2209 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
  
  • VTHT 2260 Clinical - Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 2
    External Hours: 10

    Contact Hour Total: 160

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1249 , VTHT 2201 , VTHT 2205 , VTHT 2209 , and VTHT 2223 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 1140 , VTHT 1245 , VTHT 1441 , and VTHT 2331 .
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  • VTHT 2331 Veterinary Clinical Pathology II

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Contact Hour Total: 96

    In-depth study of urinalysis and cytology. Survey of microbiological techniques. Emphasis on laboratory procedures. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1249 , VTHT 2201 , VTHT 2205 , VTHT 2209 , and VTHT 2223 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 1140 , VTHT 1245 , VTHT 1441 , and VTHT 2260 .
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  • VTHT 2421 Veterinary Parasitology

    CIP Code: 510808

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 96

    Study of parasites common to domestic animals including zoonotic diseases. Prerequisite(s): VTHT 1125 , VTHT 1413 , and VTHT 2217 . Co-enrolled: VTHT 1260 .
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course

Vocational Nursing

  
  • VNSG 1119 Leadership and Professional Development

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Contact Hour Total: 16

    Study of the importance of professional growth. Topics include the role of the licensed vocational nurse in the multi-disciplinary health care team, professional organizations, and continuing education. Prerequisite(s): VNSG 1230 , VNSG 1231 , VNSG 1234 , VNSG 1329 , and VNSG 1661 . Co-enrolled: VNSG 1262  and VNSG 1332 .
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  • VNSG 1122 Vocational Nursing Concepts

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Contact Hour Total: 16

    Introduction to the nursing profession and its responsibilities. Includes legal and ethical issues in nursing practice. Concepts related to the physical, emotional, and psychosocial self-care of the learner/professional. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the Vocational Nursing Program. Co-enrolled: VNSG 1133 , VNSG 1201 , VNSG 1226 , VNSG 1227 , VNSG 1323 , VNSG 1360 , and VNSG 1405 .
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  • VNSG 1133 Growth and Development

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Contact Hour Total: 16

    Study of the basic aspects of growth and development throughout the life span. Focus on growth and development of the individual’s body, mind, and personality as influenced by the environment. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the Vocational Nursing Program. Co-enrolled: VNSG 1122 , VNSG 1201 , VNSG 1226 , VNSG 1227 , VNSG 1323 , VNSG 1360 , and VNSG 1405 .
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  • VNSG 1201 Mental Health and Mental Illness

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Contact Hour Total: 32

    Personality development, human needs, common mental mechanisms, and factors influencing mental health and mental illness. Includes common mental disorders and related therapy. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the Vocational Nursing Program. Co-enrolled: VNSG 1122 , VNSG 1133 , VNSG 1226 , VNSG 1227 , VNSG 1323 , VNSG 1360 , and VNSG 1405 .
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  • VNSG 1226 Gerontology

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Contact Hour Total: 32

    Overview of the physical, psychosocial, and cultural aspects of the aging process. Addresses disease processes of aging. Exploration of perceptions toward care of the older adult. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the Vocational Nursing Program. Co-enrolled: VNSG 1122 , VNSG 1133 , VNSG 1201 , VNSG 1227 , VNSG 1323 , VNSG 1360 , and VNSG 1405 .
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  • VNSG 1227 Essentials of Medication Administration

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 64

    General principles of medication administration including determination of dosage, preparation, safe administration, and documentation of multiple forms of drugs. Instruction includes various systems of measurement. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the Vocational Nursing Program. Co-enrolled: VNSG 1122 , VNSG 1133 , VNSG 1201 , VNSG 1226 , VNSG 1323 , VNSG 1360 , and VNSG 1405 .
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  • VNSG 1230 Maternal-Neonatal Nursing

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Contact Hour Total: 32

    A study of the biological, psychological, and sociological concepts applicable to basic needs of the family including childbearing and neonatal care. Utilization of the nursing process in the assessment and management of the childbearing family. Topics include physiological changes related to pregnancy, fetal development, and nursing care of the family during labor and delivery and the puerperium. Prerequisite(s): VNSG 1122 , VNSG 1133 , VNSG 1201 , VNSG 1226 , VNSG 1227 , VNSG 1323 , VNSG 1360 , and VNSG 1405 . Co-enrolled: VNSG 1231 , VNSG 1234 , VNSG 1329 , and VNSG 1661 .
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  • VNSG 1262 Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 2
    External Hours: 6

    Contact Hour Total: 96

    A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience. Prerequisite(s): VNSG 1230 , VNSG 1231 , VNSG 1234 , VNSG 1329 , and VNSG 1661 . Co-enrolled: VNSG 1119  and VNSG 1332 .
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  • VNSG 1323 Basic Nursing Skills

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 7
    Contact Hour Total: 128

    Mastery of basic nursing skills and competencies for a variety of health care settings using the nursing process as the foundation for all nursing interventions. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the Vocational Nursing Program. Co-enrolled: VNSG 1122 , VNSG 1133 , VNSG 1201 , VNSG 1226 , VNSG 1227 , VNSG 1360 , and VNSG 1405 .
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  • VNSG 1329 Medical-Surgical Nursing I

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 48

    Application of the nursing process to the care of the adult patient experiencing medical-surgical conditions along the health-illness continuum in a variety of health care settings. Prerequisite(s): VNSG 1122 , VNSG 1133 , VNSG 1201 , VNSG 1226 , VNSG 1227 , VNSG 1323 , VNSG 1360 , and VNSG 1405 . Co-enrolled: VNSG 1230 , VNSG 1231 , VNSG 1234 , and VNSG 1661 .
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  • VNSG 1332 Medical-Surgical Nursing II

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 48

    Continuation of Medical-Surgical Nursing I with application of the nursing process to the care of the adult patient experiencing medical-surgical conditions along the health-illness continuum in a variety of health care settings. Prerequisite(s): VNSG 1230 , VNSG 1231 , VNSG 1234 , VNSG 1329 , and VNSG 1661 . Co-enrolled: VNSG 1119  and VNSG 1262 .
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  • VNSG 1360 Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 3
    External Hours: 15

    Contact Hour Total: 240

    A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the Vocational Nursing Program. Co-enrolled: VNSG 1122 , VNSG 1133 , VNSG 1201 , VNSG 1226 , VNSG 1227 , VNSG 1323 , and VNSG 1405 .
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  • VNSG 1405 Health Science

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Contact Hour Total: 96

    An introduction to the general principles of anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and microbiology necessary for understanding body processes and basic principles underlying health promotion and therapeutic interventions. Prerequisite(s): Admissions into the Vocational Nursing Program. Co-enrolled: VNSG 1122 , VNSG 1133 , VNSG 1201 , VNSG 1226 , VNSG 1227 , VNSG 1323 , and VNSG 1360 .
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  • VNSG 1661 Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

    CIP Code: 513901

    Credit Hours: 6
    External Hours: 30

    Contact Hour Total: 480

    A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Clinical education is an unpaid learning experience. Prerequisite(s): VNSG 1122 , VNSG 1133 , VNSG 1201 , VNSG 1226 , VNSG 1227 , VNSG 1323 , VNSG 1360 , and VNSG 1405 . Co-enrolled: VNSG 1230 , VNSG 1231 , VNSG 1234 , and VNSG 1329 .
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Welding Technology/Welder

  
  • WLDG 1313 Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Welders

    CIP Code: 480508

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Contact Hour Total: 64

    A study of industrial blueprints. Emphasis placed on terminology, symbols, graphic description, and welding processes. Includes systems of measurement and industry standards. Also includes interpretation of plans and drawings used by industry to facilitate field application and production.
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  • WLDG 1425 Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting

    CIP Code: 480508

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Contact Hour Total: 128

    An introduction to oxy-fuel welding and cutting, safety, setup and maintenance of oxy-fuel welding, and cutting equipment and supplies.
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  • WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

    CIP Code: 480508

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Contact Hour Total: 128

    An introduction to the shielded metal arc welding process. Emphasis placed on power sources, electrode selection, and various joint designs.
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  • WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

    CIP Code: 480508

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Contact Hour Total: 128

    Principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment, and safe use of tools/equipment. Instruction in various joint designs.
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  • WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Welding

    CIP Code: 480508

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Contact Hour Total: 128

    Principles of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), including setup, GTAW equipment. Instruction in various positions and joint designs.
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  • WLDG 1435 Introduction to Pipe Welding

    CIP Code: 480508

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Contact Hour Total: 128

    An introduction to welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding process (SMAW), including electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on various welding positions and electrodes. Prerequisite(s): WLDG 1428 , WLDG 1430 , and WLDG 1457 .
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  • WLDG 1457 Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

    CIP Code: 480508

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Contact Hour Total: 128

    A study of the production of various fillets and groove welds. Preparation of specimens for testing in various positions. Prerequisite(s): WLDG 1428 .
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  • WLDG 2288 Internship - Welding Technology/Welder

    CIP Code: 480508

    Credit Hours: 2
    External Hours: 12

    Contact Hour Total: 192

    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(s): WLDG 1425 , WLDG 1428 , WLDG 1430 , and WLDG 1457 . Corequisite(s): WLDG 1435 .
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  • WLDG 2447 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

    CIP Code: 480508

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Contact Hour Total: 128

    Advanced topics in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Includes welding in various positions.
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  • WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

    CIP Code: 480508

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Contact Hour Total: 128

    Advanced topics in GTAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions.
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  • WLDG 2453 Advanced Pipe Welding

    CIP Code: 480508

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Contact Hour Total: 128

    Advanced topics involving welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Topics include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 5G and 6G using various electrodes.
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