Jan 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions


At North Arkansas College all courses carry identifying department prefixes and numbers that designate the level of the course, whether it is a part of a sequence or a one-semester course.

The numbering system aids students in planning programs. The digits in a course number also indicate the level of the course and whether it will carry college credit. Explanation of that system is as follows:

Digits from Level/Credit Explanation
0001-0999 College Preparatory classes that do not count toward associate degree requirements nor are they intended for transfer.
1000-1999 Freshmen level courses designed for the associate degree at North Arkansas College or for transfer to other institutions of higher education.
2000-2899 Advanced or sophomore level courses required in the associate degree program at North Arkansas College or for transfer to institutions of higher education.
2900-2999 Special project courses, which may carry 1-5 hours credit which may or may not transfer to other institutions.

The college reserves the right to cancel courses each semester for which adequate enrollment cannot be maintained.

The last digit of each four-digit number indicates the number of credit hours for the course.

Courses are alphabetized according to their prefix, not department.

In order for pre-requisite courses to be considered complete, a “C” or better must be obtained.

 

English

  
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    ENGL 2303 - Creative Writing I


    Credits: 3
    This course directs students toward the production of material that may be marketable in contemporary publications. This first semester of the Creative Writing sequence introduces the basics of poetry and short story writing. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1013  with a grade of “C” or higher. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - ENGL 2013 Introduction to Creative Writing)
  
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    ENGL 2313 - Creative Writing II


    Credits: 3
    This course directs students toward the production of material that may be marketable in contemporary publications. The second semester of the Creative Writing sequence encourages students to polish their work for publication. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 2303  with a grade of “C” or higher or permission of the instructor.

Electronics Technology

  
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    ET 1003 - Introduction to Electronics


    Credits: 3
    This is an introductory-level course in electronics. The course topics include Ohm’s law, circuit configuration, typical test equipment, electrical and electronic components, and some troubleshooting. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 3 hours per week. Pre/Co-requisites ET 1013 or permission of the instructor.
  
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    ET 1014 - Principles of Electronics


    Credits: 4
    This is the first electronics course for AAS programs in Industrial Electronics and Biomedical Electronics. Course topics include Ohm’s Law, resistive, capacitive and inductive circuits, transformers, and passive filters. Also covered are Kirchhoff’s laws, network theorems, troubleshooting, and test equipment use. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Pre/Co-requisites TECH 1013 Technical Math  or MAT 1013 Mathematics for Career and Technology  or higher
  
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    ET 1024 - Semiconductor Devices


    Credits: 4
    This course teaches theory and application of semiconductor devices including diodes, bipolar and field effect transistors, metal oxide devices, thyristors, and the biasing, gain, and impedance characteristics of basic amplifiers. Students also study basic op-amps comparators summing amps, and active filters. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ET 1014  
  
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    ET 1043 - Human Systems for Biomedical Technicians


    Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to the basic structure and functioning of the human body. It provides a survey of anatomy and physiology for students in the non-medical fields focusing on the terminology and structures as related to modern electronic monitoring systems and devices specifically for BMET. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    ET 1053 - Introduction to Robotics and Industrial Processes


    Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to industrial processes and equipment. Students will receive exposure to industrial practices through project-based curriculum. Projects will be developed and driven based on local industry demand. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 3 hours per week.
  
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    ET 2000 - Industrial Electronics Internship


    Credits: 3
    This course provides an opportunity for students to earn credit toward the Associate of Applied Science, Automation and Systems Integration degree. Generally credit will be granted based on 30-40 hours of supervised work experience for each credit hour. Arrangements with employers offering internship opportunities will be documented using a North Arkansas College Cooperative Internship form. This is a variable credit course which can be taken for 1-3 credit hours and may be repeated for credit up to three times for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Internship opportunities may be in either industrial or medical settings to allow for Biomedical experience in addition to Industrial experience. Three credit hours will be granted after 120 clock hours of supervised work experience. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.
  
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    ET 2014 - Digital Electronics Systems


    Credits: 4
    Topics for this course include digital logic gates and their circuits, number systems and codes, arithmetic circuits, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, multiplexers and de-multiplexers, flip-flops, clocks, registers, counters, memories, D-A and A-D conversions, and frequency counters. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ET 1003  or higher
  
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    ET 2023 - Introduction to Embedded Systems


    Credits: 3
    The course covers the basics of embedded systems programming utilizing C programming language. The emphasis will be on using C language to program an embedded microcontroller unit (MCU) to control various hardware peripherals. The details of an MCU will be discussed detailing the basic components that compose an MCU such as the processor core, memory, and peripherals. Common programming techniques will be used to introduce the student to program flow, operators, functions and data types. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 3 hours per week. Pre/Co-requisites ET 2014  
  
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    ET 2042 - Service Lab


    Credits: 2
    This course provides hands-on experience in the servicing of electronic equipment. Students will use repair shop procedures to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair basic equipment. Students perform shop maintenance paperwork, acquisition of parts, customer relations, and proper use of technical resource materials. Laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ET 1024  or permission from the instructor
  
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    ET 2114 - Sensors and Signal Processing


    Credits: 4
    This course surveys many types of sensors and instrumentation used in biomedical and industrial applications.  Students will learn advanced electronic troubleshooting techniques and gain experience with test equipment. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ET 1003 or higher 
  
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    ET 2323 - Biomedical Instrumentation


    Credits: 3
    This course matches measurable physiological events of the human body with appropriate transducers and instrumentation. Theory and operation of the principle classes of biomedical instrumentation and monitoring equipment are examined. Laboratory exercises will focus on principles of medical instrumentation and will be closely integrated with clinical experience. Lecture 3 hours per week. Corequisite(s): ET 1043 or permission from the instructor.
  
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    ET 2333 - Biomedical Systems


    Credits: 3

    This course is a continuation of ET 2323  Biomedical Instrumentation emphasizing the integration of instrumentation into complete systems for medical monitoring and analysis. The use of network technology to allow hospital-wide integration of systems and remote monitoring is studied. Prerequisite(s): ET 2323  or permission of the instructor
  
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    ET 2414 - Industrial Electricity/Motors


    Credits: 4
    This course is a study of the fundamentals of motors and motor control. The subject matter includes switches, relays, transformers, three-phase power systems, DC motors, single-phase motors, overload protection, and motor controllers. The National Electrical Code Standards for all circuits are emphasized. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ET 1003  or higher.
  
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    ET 2444 - Industrial Automation and Robotics


    Credits: 4
    This course is an applied programming course for robotic applications. Study includes servo systems, machine vision systems, computer hierarchical control, programming, robotic principles, sensors, interfacing, and automation. Emphasis is on the FANUC Industrial robots and the simulation software for them. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ET 1003 or permission of instructor
  
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    ET 2454 - Industrial Control Systems


    Credits: 4
    This course is a study of the architecture, application, programming, and interfacing of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). It includes programming in Relay Ladder Logic with a strong foundation in Allen-Bradley RSLogic 500. Students will design and write programs to control industrial equipment in the lab. The course concludes with an introduction to the RSLogic 5000 and demonstration of its advanced capabilities. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Pre/Co-requisites ET 1003 Introduction to Electronics  or higher
  
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    ET 2463 - Power Transmission Systems


    Credits: 3
    This course covers the principles of power transmission and its application in industry. Some of the topics covered in this course include hydraulic pumps, control valves, cylinder seals, air compressors, filters, pressure regulators, pressure control valves, and flow controls. It also covers content on rotary and linear motion mechanisms, gears trains, belts, linkages, bearings, mechanical troubleshooting, and drive elements. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 3 hours per week.
  
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    ET 2500 - Biomedical Clinical Internship


    Credits: 3-6
    This course provides an opportunity for students to earn credit toward the Advanced Certificate in Biomedical Electronics Technology. Generally credit will be granted based on 30-40 hours of supervised work experience for each credit hour. Arrangements with employers offering internship opportunities will be documented using a North Arkansas College Cooperative Internship form. This is a variable credit course which can be taken for 1-3 credit hours and may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Internship opportunities will be in a medical setting to allow for Biomedical experience. Three to six credit hours will be granted after 120-240 clock hours of supervised work experience. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

Fine Arts

  
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    FA 1203 - Film Classics I


    Credits: 3
    Film Classics I introduces the critical study of film as an art form, exploring basic theoretical concerns and techniques of film form and structure while presenting a survey of important film genres. Students will learn to evaluate films in discussion and written critiques from lecture, reading, and watching films. Film Classics I is not a prerequisite of Film Classics II thus, these courses may be taken in any order. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    FA 1213 - Film Classics II


    Credits: 3
    Film Classics II focuses on the study of film as an art form using lecture and films. Students will study the history and development of motion pictures and will view, evaluate, and critique landmarks in the art of movie making. Film Classics I is not a prerequisite of Film Classics II thus, these courses may be taken in any order. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Foreign Language

  
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    FL 1303 - Beginning Spanish I


    Credits: 3
    Both FL 1303 Beginning Spanish I and FL 1313 Beginning Spanish II  courses are designed for students beginning their study of the language. Each stresses, by means of classroom participation and laboratory recordings, the basic vocabulary and grammatical structures that will enable the student to speak, read, and write Spanish. In addition, students will learn something about the culture of which the Spanish language is an integral part. Lecture 3 hours per week. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - SPAN 1013 Spanish I and SPAN 1023 Spanish II).
  
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    FL 1313 - Beginning Spanish II


    Credits: 3
    Both FL 1303 Beginning Spanish I  and FL 1313 Beginning Spanish II courses are designed for students beginning their study of the language. Each stresses, by means of classroom participation and laboratory recordings, the basic vocabulary and grammatical structures that will enable the student to speak, read, and write Spanish. In addition, students will learn something about the culture of which the Spanish language is an integral part. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): The prerequisites for FL 1313 is a C or higher in FL 1303  OR a C or higher in each of 2 years of high school Spanish OR permission of instructor. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - SPAN 1013 Spanish I, SPAN 1023 Spanish II).
  
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    FL 2303 - Intermediate Spanish I


    Credits: 3
    This course is designed for students with basic competence in beginning skills who wish to continue their study of the language. The course stresses, by means of classroom participation and laboratory recordings, the vocabulary and grammatical structures that will enable the student to listen and comprehend, speak, read, and write Spanish on an intermediate level. In addition, students will continue study of the cultures of which the Spanish language is an integral part. Spanish will be used extensively as the language of instruction in this course. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FL 1313  Beginning Spanish II with a “C” or higher or permission of instructor. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - SPAN 2013 Spanish III)
  
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    FL 2313 - Intermediate Spanish II


    Credits: 3
    This course is designed for students with a mastery of beginning skills who wish to continue their study of the language. The course continues to build upon, by means of classroom participation and laboratory recordings, the basic vocabulary and grammatical structures that will enable the student to listen with comprehension, speak, read, and write Spanish on an intermediate level. In addition, students will continue study of the cultures of which the Spanish language is an integral part. The course will be conducted principally in Spanish. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): FL 2303  Intermediate Spanish I with a “C” or higher or permission of instructor. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - SPAN 2023 Spanish IV)

Geology

  
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    GEOL 1014 - Physical Geology


    Credits: 4
    This class is the study of the earth and the modification of its surface by internal and external processes. Includes examination of the Earth’s interior, magnetism, minerals, rocks, landforms, structure, plate tectonics, geological processes, and resources. Lecture 3 hours and 2 laboratory hours per week.

      ACTS Department/Number/Title - GEOL 1114 Physical Geology

     


History

  
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    HIST 1113 - World Civilizations I


    Credits: 3
    World Civilizations I is designed to trace the evolution of the major world civilizations from the ancient to the mid-17th century. Focus is centered on the cultural, scientific, religious, economic and political contributions of the great world civilizations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - HIST 1113 World Civilizations I)
  
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    HIST 1123 - World Civilizations II


    Credits: 3
    World Civilizations II is designed to trace the evolution of the major world civilizations from the mid-17th century to the present. Focus is centered on the cultural, scientific, religious, economic and political contributions of the great world civilizations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - HIST 1123 World Civilizations II)
  
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    HIST 2003 - United States History I


    Credits: 3
    This course surveys the significant phases of the history of the United States from its beginnings to the Civil War and Reconstruction. It stresses the political development of the republic and the military aspects of its rise to its present eminence as well as cultural, social and economic history. An honors section is available. Lecture 3 hours per week. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - HIST 2113 Unites States History I)
  
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    HIST 2013 - United States History II


    Credits: 3
    This course studies the origins and development of the problems confronting a great industrialized world power. Both World Wars and the issues arising from them are topics of special emphasis. Lecture 3 hours per week. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - HIST 2123 United States History II)
  
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    HIST 2233 - History of Arkansas


    Credits: 3
    This course studies the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Arkansas from Native American culture up to the present time. Special emphasis is placed on the contributions of Arkansas to its region and nation. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

  
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    HPER 1001 - Physical Conditioning Activities I


    Credits: 1
    This course studies the fundamentals and techniques involved in circuit training through lectures and activities. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory per week.
  
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    HPER 1003 - Personal Health and Safety


    Credits: 3
    This course motivates the student toward a positive health behavior. It includes a study of individual and group health problems and safety procedures at home, at school, and on the highway. Lecture 3 hours per week. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - HEAL 1003 Personal Health)
  
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    HPER 1012 - Theory and Practice of Baseball I


    Credits: 2
    This course emphasizes the fundamentals, techniques, team play, and strategy of baseball and stresses rules, coaching principles, and organizational methods. Lecture 1 hour and 2 laboratory per week.
  
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    HPER 1013 - First Aid


    Credits: 3
    This course prepares the student to administer emergency aid to victims of accidents or injury. Upon successful completion of this course, students receive College and University certification in Community CPR and standard first aid. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    HPER 1022 - Theory and Practice of Basketball I


    Credits: 2
    This course emphasizes the fundamentals, techniques, team play and strategy of basketball and stresses rules, coaching principles, and organizational methods. Lecture 1 hour and 2 laboratory per week.
  
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    HPER 1032 - Theory and Practice of Softball I


    Credits: 2
    This course emphasizes the fundamentals, techniques, team play, and strategies of softball and stresses rules, coaching principles, and organizational methods. Lecture 1 hour and 2 laboratory per week.
  
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    HPER 2001 - Physical Conditioning Activities II


    Credits: 1
    This course studies fundamentals and techniques involved in circuit training through lectures and activities. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory per week.
  
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    HPER 2003 - Foundations of Physical Education


    Credits: 3
    This course includes the history, philosophy, aims, objectives, fundamental principles, and professional opportunities in physical education. It emphasizes current trends, innovations, and problems in physical education. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    HPER 2012 - Theory and Practice of Baseball II


    Credits: 2
    This course emphasizes the fundamentals, techniques, team play, and strategy of baseball and stresses rules, coaching principles, organizational methods, scouting, statistics, and teaching techniques. Lecture 1 hour and 2 laboratory per week. Prerequisite(s): HPER 1012  
  
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    HPER 2022 - Theory and Practice of Basketball II


    Credits: 2
    This course involves the study of the fundamentals, techniques, team play, and strategy of basketball and stresses rules, coaching principles, organizational methods, scouting, statistics, and teaching techniques. Lecture 1 hour and 2 laboratory per week. Prerequisite(s): HPER 1022  
  
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    HPER 2032 - Theory and Practice of Softball II


    Credits: 2
    This course emphasizes the fundamentals, techniques, team play, and strategies of softball and stresses rules, coaching principles, organizational methods, scouting, statistics, and teaching techniques. Lecture 1 hour and 2 laboratory per week.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

  
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    HVAC 1001 - HVAC Internship


    Credits: 1
    Students will have the opportunity to acquire additional field training by skilled HVAC/R technicians. Students are required to participate in a minimum of 40 hours of articulated field training. Pre/Co-requisites HVAC 1106  or HVAC 1216  
  
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    HVAC 1106 - Heating Fundamentals I


    Credits: 6
    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of gas heating. Topics covered in lecture/lab include installation, maintenance, and servicing of residential and light commercial gas heating systems. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 9 hours per week. Pre/Co-requisites HVAC 1122  
  
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    HVAC 1112 - HVAC Control Wiring and Components


    Credits: 2
    This course offers in-depth study of the control wiring and components that are commonly found in the HVAC field. Topics covered in lecture/lab include basic electricity, electric power and circuits, series and parallel wiring, thermostatic control systems, low and high voltage controls, wiring schematics and diagrams, motors, and electronic controls. Lecture 1 hour and laboratory 2 hours per week.
  
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    HVAC 1122 - Introduction to HVAC/R


    Credits: 2
    This course covers HVAC/R history, heat transfer and thermodynamics, pressure and temperature theory, basic refrigeration cycle and components, safety practices, and tool identification/usage. Lecture 1 hour and laboratory 2 hours per week. Pre/Co-requisites TECH 1013 Technical Math  or higher and TECH 1021 Industrial Safety .
  
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    HVAC 1216 - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Fundamentals I


    Credits: 6
    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Topics covered in lecture/lab include installation, maintenance, and servicing of residential and light commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 9 hours per week.  
  
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    HVAC 1222 - Refrigerant Management and EPA Certification


    Credits: 2
    This course will prepare the student to take the Environmental Protection Agency’s Section 608 Refrigerant Certification Exam. Topics covered in lecture/lab include the Montreal Protocol, the Clean Air Act, ozone depletion, global warming, basic refrigeration theory and application. Also, included: refrigerants, recovering, recycling, and reclamation, recovery cylinders, leak detection, and dehydration processes pertaining to small appliances, high pressure systems, and low pressure systems. Lecture 2 hours per week.
  
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    HVAC 1304 - Heating Fundamentals II


    Credits: 4
    This course continues the study of heating fundamentals in residential and light commercial applications.  Fundamental and advanced topics covered in lecture/lab include installation, maintenance, and service of oil furnaces, electric heating systems, air source heat pumps, hydronic systems, and preventive maintenance. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): HVAC 1106  
  
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    HVAC 1404 - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Fundamentals II


    Credits: 4
    This course continues the study of air conditioning and refrigeration fundamentals in residential and light commercial applications. Fundamental and advanced topics include refrigerant piping, refrigerant retrofitting and water source heat pumps. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): HVAC 1216  
  
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    HVAC 2202 - Residential Load Calculation


    Credits: 2
    This course offers in-depth study of the Manual J residential load calculations. Topics covered include calculating and completing Manual J forms and utilizing Manual J software to automate this process. Lecture 1 hour and laboratory 2 hours per week.
  
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    HVAC 2222 - Residential Air Distribution and Fabrication


    Credits: 2
    This course offers in-depth study of residential air distribution and air flow balancing. Topics covered in lecture/lab include Manuals D, S, and T for duct design, static pressures, sizing practices and applications. Ductwork fabrication and installation practices will also be covered. Lecture 1 hour and laboratory 2 hours per week.
  
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    HVAC 2402 - Arkansas Mechanical Code


    Credits: 2
    This course provides an in depth study of the International Mechanical Codes. Topics covered in lecture include terminology, general regulations pertaining to ventilation, exhaust systems, duct systems, combustion air, chimneys and vents, specific appliances, piping, refrigeration, solar systems, etc. Lecture 2 hours per week.
  
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    HVAC 2504 - Commercial Refrigeration Fundamentals


    Credits: 4
    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of commercial refrigeration. Topics covered include components of commercial refrigeration, trouble shooting and operating conditions, commercial ice machines, walk-in coolers, high pressure and low pressure systems, and cooling towers. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): HVAC 1216  with a grade of “C” or better

Honors

  
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    HNRS 2003 - Honors Seminar


    Credits: 3
    This is an interdisciplinary, seminar course intended to promote excellence in thinking, develop critical thinking skills and apply those skills to pressing, contemporary social issues. Upon conclusion of the course, students should demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication, and critical inquiry and analysis. Lecture 3 hours.

Mathematics

  
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    MAT 1013 - Mathematics for Career and Technology


    Credits: 3
    This course provides a comprehensive review of basic mathematical concepts in the context of technical areas and builds on those skills through applications. Using a modular, mastery-based, and technology-assisted approach, students will complete the core modules and additional modules required for their degree plan. (This course is designed to be used in certain Certificate and AAS degree programs.) Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MAT 1123 - Applied Algebra for Careers & Technology


    Credits: 3
    The mathematics is in the context of technical areas and builds on those skills through applications. Using a modular, mastery-based, and technology-assisted approach, students will complete the core modules and additional modules required for their degree plan. (This course is designed to be used in certain AAS degree programs.) Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MAT 1013 or TECH 1013 with C or higher.
  
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    MAT 1213 - Quantitative Literacy


    Credits: 3
    Quantitative Literacy is designed to provide students with mathematical understanding and skills to be productive workers, discerning consumers, and informed citizens. Content strands include personal, state, and national finance; statistics and probability; mathematical modeling; quantities and measurement. Students will solve problems using mathematical reasoning involving logic, proportions, algebra, and relations. This course may serve as an alternative to College Algebra for the non-STEM major. Lecture 3 hours per week. ACTS Department/Number/Title-MATH 1113 Quantitative Literacy/Mathematical Reasoning
  
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    MAT 1223 - College Algebra


    Credits: 3
    This is a course for all students who show by their score on the mathematics placement examination that they are ready for college level mathematics. Usually students who enroll in this course will have had the equivalent of two years of high school algebra. Study of functions including, but not limited to, absolute value, quadratic, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential; systems of equations; and matrices. Lecture 3 hours per week. ACTS Department/Number/Title-MATH 1103 College Algebra
  
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    MAT 1233 - Trigonometry


    Credits: 3
    Trigonometry is the study of trigonometry equations, identities, solutions of right and oblique triangles, and inverse functions. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MAT 1223 or MAT 1305 with a “C” or better (ACTS Department/Number/Title - MATH 1203 Plane Trigonometry)
  
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    MAT 1305 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics


    Credits: 5
    Pre-Calculus is an integrated, unified course of algebra and trigonometry, with a strong emphasis on graphing and functions. This course is designed for students who will take MAT 2404 Calculus I. Prerequisite(s): CP 0933 with a “C” or better OR MAT 1223 with a “C” or better OR MAT 1123 with a “C” or better.
  
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    MAT 2003 - Number Systems for Elementary Teachers I


    Credits: 3
    This course includes sets and numbers, systems of numeration, the system of natural numbers, the system of whole numbers, elementary number theory, and solution sets of open sentences. It is offered on demand. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MAT 1223  with a grade of “C” or better.
  
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    MAT 2013 - Number Systems for Elementary Teachers II


    Credits: 3
    This course continues MAT 2003 , Number Systems for Elementary Teachers I. Included is the study of mathematical systems, elementary algebra, probability and statistics, and an introduction to geometry. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MAT 2003  with a “C” or better
  
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    MAT 2113 - Finite Math


    Credits: 3
    A survey course in probability and statistics, algebraic matrices, and graphic analysis of linear programming for business and economics students who plan to transfer to the University of Arkansas. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MAT 1223  with a grade of “C” or better.
  
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    MAT 2123 - Survey of Calculus


    Credits: 3
    This is a survey course in calculus for business and economics students that cover algebra review, differentiation, exponential and logarithmic functions, and integration. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MAT 1223 or MAT 1305 with a grade of “C” or better. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - MATH 2203 Survey of Calculus)
  
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    MAT 2133 - Introduction to Statistics


    Credits: 3
    (Same as BA 2133 ) This course provides an introduction to probability and statistics and is open to students in all areas. It involves the presentation and interpretation of data, probability, sampling, basic inference, correlation and regression, probability distributions of random and continuous variables, and analysis of variance. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MAT 1213 or higher with a grade of “C” or better. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - MATH 2103 Introduction to Statistics)
  
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    MAT 2204 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I


    Credits: 4
    The first course in calculus, including topics of functions (including exponential, trigonometric, and logarithmic), limits, continuity, differentiation, antiderivatives, inverse functions, and introduction to integration. Lecture 4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MAT 1305 with a C or better OR MAT 1223 and MAT 1233 with “C’s” or better in each. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - MATH 2405 Calculus I)
  
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    MAT 2304 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II


    Credits: 4
    This course is a continuation of MAT 2204 and includes integration and applications, integration by parts, sequences and series, parametric equations, polar coordinates and conic sections. Lecture 4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MAT 2204 with a grade of “C” or better. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - MATH 2505 Calculus II)
  
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    MAT 2404 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus III


    Credits: 4
    This course is a continuation of MAT 2304. It covers indeterminate and improper forms, solid analytic geometry, and vectors in three dimensions, differential calculus functions of several variables, multiple integration, and infinite series. Lecture 4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MAT 2304 with a grade of “C” or better. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - MATH 2603 Calculus III)

Medical Assisting

  
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    MA 1002 - Clinical Medical Assistant Lab


    Credits: 2
    The Clinical Medical Assistant Lab course provides practice and application of skills and information learned in the corresponding course, MA 1005. Assignments help students to demonstrate clinical skills required in the office and/or hospital setting. Along with lab experience, students will be assigned to a preceptor in an actual health care setting to apply the same skills in a real-world setting. Laboratory 4 hours per week. Corequisite(s): MA 1005  
  
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    MA 1005 - Clinical Medical Assistant


    Credits: 5
    The Clinical Medical Assistant Course prepares the student to perform the skills as an aid to the physician and licensed staff in outpatient medical settings and hospitals. The course provides the foundation for care of the client including taking a medical history, performing and documenting vital signs, assisting with examinations and minor surgeries or procedures, explaining treatments and test, administering medications under supervision, obtaining laboratory specimens and blood specimens by phlebotomy, performing electrocardiograms, sterilizing equipment and maintaining stocked and clean examination rooms. Other skills are considered based on employer demand. Lecture 5 hours per week. Corequisite(s): MA 1002   Pre/Co-requisites HP 1042  or HP 1043 ; BIOL 1434 , or BIOL 2214 & BIOL 2224 ; MLT 1003 
  
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    MA 1012 - Administrative Medical Assistant Lab


    Credits: 2
    The administrative Medical Assistant Lab course provides practice and application of skills and information learned in the corresponding course, MA 1015. Assignments help students to demonstrate the office administration skills including office and patient scheduling, medical records functions, simple billing and coding, and communication with the patient for medical history, test and procedure scheduling and follow-up planning. Along with lab experience, the student is assigned to a preceptor in an actual health care setting to apply the same skills in a real-world setting. Laboratory 4 hours per week. Corequisite(s): MA 1015  
  
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    MA 1015 - Administrative Medical Assistant


    Credits: 5
    The Administrative Medical Assistant course prepares the student to perform the skills as an aid to the physician and licensed staff in outpatient medical settings and hospitals. The course prepares a student to work as a valuable aid in the non-medical aspects of the physician practice by completing patient-related paperwork, appointment scheduling, filing records, handling insurance, performing billing, coding and bookkeeping responsibilities. Instruction includes communication with patients, medical law and ethics, and computerized medical records management. Lecture 5 hours per week. Corequisite(s): MA 1012  Pre/Co-requisites HP 1042  or HP 1043, and MAT 1013, TECH 1102 and CIS 1103.

Medical Laboratory Technology

  
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    MLT 1003 - Orientation to Clinical Laboratory Science


    Credits: 3
    This course introduces students to the concepts utilized throughout all disciplines which make up Clinical Laboratory Science. The content of the course includes clinical laboratory policies, medical terminology, laboratory safety, laboratory mathematics, medical law and ethics, and statistics and quality control utilized in the clinical laboratory. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MLT 1203 - Clinical Microscopy


    Credits: 3
    This course includes theory and application to include principles, testing, and pathological states in urinalysis and body fluid analysis and proper care, operation, and use of a microscope and equipment utilized in the testing of urine and body fluids. Class meets for five weeks; Lecture 6 hours and Laboratory 6 hours per week.
  
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    MLT 1212 - Clinical Practicum I


    Credits: 2
    This course provides supervised experience in the clinical laboratory designed to develop additional skills and technical abilities in phlebotomy and urinalysis. Clinical hours 40 per week for 2 weeks. Prerequisite(s): MLT 1203  and HP 1014  with a grade of “C” or better.
  
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    MLT 2012 - Review in Medical Laboratory Technology


    Credits: 2
    This course provides a cumulative review of the medical laboratory technology theory and professional development skills. The course will cover resume writing, interview skills, and opportunities for continuing education and comprehensive review for preparation for the certification examination. Case studies will also be included with correlation to laboratory results. Students will take a mock registry examination. Lecture 2 hours per week.
  
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    MLT 2212 - Basic Immunology


    Credits: 2
    This course includes a survey of basic immunology principles to provide the student with a general background in immunology. Emphasis will be placed on certain concepts and major aspects of the immune response (and more detailed discussions will be held later in immunohematology). The specific and nonspecific immune responses as well as humoral and cellular immunity will be covered. An overview of autoimmunity, immunodeficiency and other immune diseases will be covered. Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the role immunology plays in the treatment of patients. Lecture 2.5 hours for 10 weeks. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the MLT Program or approval of instructor.
  
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    MLT 2214 - Clinical Hematology


    Credits: 4
    This course includes principles, testing, and pathological states in hematology. Emphasis is placed on the most common procedures utilized in a hematology department and a basic understanding of hematopoiesis. Upon completion of the course, the student will understand the clinical role hematology plays in the treatment of patients. Class meets for five weeks; Lecture 9 hours and Laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Grade of “C” or better in all previous MLT courses or approval of instructor.
  
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    MLT 2223 - Clinical Practicum II


    Credits: 3
    This course provides supervised experience in a clinical laboratory designed to develop entry- level skills and technical abilities in hematology and coagulation. Clinical hours 40 per week for 3 weeks. Prerequisite(s): MLT 2214  with a grade of “C” or better.
  
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    MLT 2234 - Clinical Chemistry


    Credits: 4
    This course includes principles, testing, and pathological states in chemistry and toxicology. It emphasizes the most common procedures utilized in a chemistry department and a basic understanding of how increases and decreases of various chemicals interact within the body. Upon completion of the course, the student will understand the clinical role chemistry plays in the treatment of patients. Class meets for five weeks; Lecture 9 hours and Laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Grade of “C” or better in all previous MLT courses or instructor’s approval.
  
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    MLT 2243 - Clinical Practicum III


    Credits: 3
    This course provides supervised experience in a clinical laboratory designed to develop entry-level skills and technical abilities in clinical chemistry. Clinical hours 40 per week for 3 weeks. Prerequisite(s): MLT 2234  with a grade of “C” or better.
  
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    MLT 2254 - Serology & Immunohematology


    Credits: 4
    This course includes principles, testing, and pathological states in immuno-hematology. This course focuses on ABO and Rh systems, cross matching, antibody detection and identification, and drawing and processing of blood components. Meets for five weeks; Lecture 9 hours and Laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Grade of “C” or better in all previous MLT courses or instructor’s approval.
  
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    MLT 2263 - Clinical Practicum IV


    Credits: 3
    This course provides supervised experience in a clinical laboratory designed to develop entry-level skills and technical abilities in serology and immunohematology. Clinical hours 40 per week for 3 weeks. Prerequisite(s): MLT 2254  with a grade of “C” or better.
  
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    MLT 2274 - Clinical Microbiology


    Credits: 4
    This course includes principles, procedures, and pathological states in clinical microbiology. Emphasis is placed on culturing techniques, staining techniques, specimen collection, isolation and identification of common pathogens encountered in clinical settings, identification of normal flora found in various parts of the body, and antibiotic sensitivities. This course also covers an overview of the proper collection, basic identification, and differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from other acid fast bacilli. Meets for five weeks; Lecture 9 hours and Laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Grade of “C” or better in all previous MLT courses or instructor’s approval.
  
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    MLT 2283 - Clinical Practicum V


    Credits: 3
    This course provides supervised experience in a clinical laboratory designed to develop entry-level skills and technical abilities in clinical microbiology. Clinical hours 40 per week for 3 weeks.  Prerequisite(s): MLT 2274  with a grade of “C” or better.

Mid-Management

  
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    MM 1003 - Principles of Marketing


    Credits: 3
    This course includes the topics of fundamental functions performed in marketing, including various methods, agencies, and factors responsible for the execution of these functions. It also covers marketing methods, policies, and problems of manufacturers, jobbers, wholesalers and retailers, channels of distribution, price policies, competition, marketing analysis, and sales promotion. Lecture 3 hours per week. ACTS/Department/Title/Number MKTG 2003, Principles of Marketing
  
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    MM 1203 - Principles of Management


    Credits: 3
    Principles of Management focuses on managing human capital as well as organizations.  The course focuses on organizational behavior, legal, economics and technical issues.  The course also focuses on acquiring, motivating and retaining employees.  The emphasis of the course deals with implementing and assessing policies and processes consistent with the legal, social and human and environmental dynamics. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MM 1303 - Human Relations


    Credits: 3
    This course provides a basic understanding of the relationships between people and provides business and social skills necessary for personal attributes, ethical conduct, supervision, and leadership.  Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MM 2003 - Supply Chain Management


    Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to basic concepts of supply chain management such as inbound logistics and outbound logistics, demand forecasting, inventory management, warehousing, materials handling and transportation. The basics of supply chain modeling for the optimization and monitoring of a supply chain will be covered using mathematical programming models. Supply chain management provides training in the areas of efficient administration and control of logistical components: transportation, inventory, packaging, warehousing, and materials handling as well as customer service and their eventual integration. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MM 2113 - Professional Selling and Advertising


    Credits: 3
    This course is specifically designed to teach the tools of professional selling and advertising methods to students. Students will learn successful sales techniques for retail and non-retail customers. Students will also learn to develop an advertising program for products and services and the appropriate medium to use. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MM 1203  and MM 1303  
  
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    MM 2123 - Inventory Management


    Credits: 3
    This course explores the industrial purchasing cycle for materials acquisition and management. Students will study inventory control concepts, models for dependent and independent demand inventory systems, material requirements planning systems, distribution requirements, planning techniques, and classical reorder point inventory models. Recent developments in supplier qualifications, appraisals, source selection, buying practices, value analysis, policies, and international purchasing will also be discussed. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): BA 1213  with a grade of “C” or better.
  
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    MM 2413 - Hospitality Management


    Credits: 3
    This course provides a study of hospitality with career opportunities in food service, hotels, clubs and related businesses such as hospitals, schools and the military. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MM 2503 - Transportation Management


    Credits: 3
    This course provides a study of career opportunities in transportation management in the different transit systems. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    MM 2543 - Introduction to Project Management


    Credits: 3
    This course examines project management in theory and practice and the roles and responsibilities of the project manager. The course offers a practical approach to managing projects, focusing on organizing, planning, and controlling the efforts of the project for first-time project managers. Case studies, active participation in team exercises, practical information, and capstone exercises reinforce learning. The course also provides training in the use of software tools including database, email, presentation, project management, spreadsheet, and word processing. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): CIS 1103  or approval of instructor

Manufacturing Technology

  
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    MT 1004 - Computer Numerical Control


    Credits: 4
    Instruction includes manual G and M code programming of CNC machinery, managing a career as a machinist, applying mathematical operations, and performing process adjustments and improvements. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Corequisite(s): TECH 1013 or higher.
  
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    MT 1012 - Introduction to Coordinate Metrology and CMM Technologies


    Credits: 2
    The course will introduce students to basic metrology concepts and use of a coordinate measuring machine (CMM).  Completion of this course will provide a foundation of metrology concepts and their applications to CMMs.  Students will learn industry use of coordinate measurement machines, along with an introduction to concepts such as alignments and proper measuring practices.  Lecture 1 hour and laboratory 3 hours per week.
  
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    MT 1102 - Quality Control


    Credits: 2
    Instruction includes performing quality control and inspection, the use of precision measuring tools and applying measurements. Lecture 1 hour and laboratory 3 hours per week.
  
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    MT 1203 - Manufacturing Processes IA


    Credits: 3
    This is the first semester of a two semester course covering the basic concepts of computer assisted manufacturing. Instruction includes basic design in SolidWorks computer aided design software, G and M code output using Gibbs Cam computer assisted machining software, safety, CNC lathe and mill setup and operation, and the use of measuring tools. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 4 hours per week. Pre/Co-requisites TECH 1021  
  
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    MT 1213 - Manufacturing Processes IB


    Credits: 3
    This is the second semester of a two semester course covering the basic concepts of computer assisted manufacturing. Instruction includes G and M code writing, blue print reading, geometric tolerance, Haas control functions, and CNC lathe and mill operation. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MT 1203   Pre/Co-requisites TECH 1021  
 

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