Jan 18, 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.

 

Manufacturing Technology

  
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    MT 1214 - Manufacturing Processes I


    Credits: 4
    Instruction includes CNC milling and turning setup and operation. Students will also learn and apply decision making and problem solving skills. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Pre/Co-requisites TECH 1021  
  
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    MT 2004 - Computer Assisted Machining


    Credits: 4
    Instruction includes the use and application of SolidWorks 3-D parametric design software, and GibbsCAM computer assisted machining software. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Pre/Co-requisites MT 1004, TECH 1013 or higher.
  
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    MT 2614 - Manufacturing Processes II


    Credits: 4
    This is an advanced course intended to go beyond the basic concepts of computer assisted manufacturing and provide the skills needed to obtain an entry level position in a modern manufacturing facility. Instruction includes planning and managing machining jobs, performing machining jobs, applying metalworking theory and applying properties of materials. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Pre/Co-requisites MT 1214 and TECH 1013 or higher.

Military Science

  
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    MSCI 1001 - Introduction to the Army


    Credits: 1
    MSCI 1001 focuses on introduction to the Army and critical thinking. It introduces Candidates to the Army and the Profession of Arms. Students will examine the Army Profession and what it means to be a professional in the U.S. Army. The overall focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of the Army Leadership Requirements Model while gaining a complete understanding of the Officer Candidate School (OCS) program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student. Candidates also learn how resiliency and fitness supports their development as an Army leader. Includes a weekly 2 hour lab facilitated and supervised by Cadre.  (This course equivalent to OCS G.O.L.D. MSL 101)
  
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    MSCI 1101 - Foundations of Agile and Adaptive Leadership


    Credits: 1
    MSCI 1101 introduces Candidates to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Candidates learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, time management, goal setting, and communication. Candidates learn the basics of the communications process and the importance for leaders to develop the essential skills to effectively communicate in the Army.  Candidates will begin learning the basics of squad level tactics that will be reinforced during a weekly 2 hour lab facilitated and supervised by Cadre.  (This course equivalent to OCS G.O.L.D. MSL 102)
  
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    MSCI 2002 - Leadership and Decision Making


    Credits: 2
    MSCI 2002 focuses on leadership and decision making. The course adds depth to the Candidates understanding of the Adaptability Army Learning Area. The outcomes are demonstrated through Critical and Creative Thinking and the ability to apply Troop Leading Procedures (TLP) to apply Innovative Solutions to Problems. The Army Profession is also stressed through leadership forums and a leadership self-assessment. Includes a weekly 2 hour lab facilitated and supervised by Cadre.  (This course equivalent to OCS G.O.L.D. MSL 201)
  
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    MSCI 2102 - Army Doctine and Decision Making


    Credits: 2
    MSCI 2102 focuses on Army doctrine, problem solving, and decision making. The course begins the journey to understand and demonstrate competencies as they relate to Army doctrine. Army Values, Teamwork, and Warrior Ethos and their relationship to the Law of Land Warfare and philosophy of military service are also stressed.  The ability to lead and follow is also covered through problem solving and decision making exercises at personal and squad level. Includes a weekly lab designed to provide practical experience for the topics covered in class. Physical Training will also be conducted outside of class hours. (This course equivalent to OCS G.O.L.D. MSL 202)

Music

  
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    MUS 1003 - Music Appreciation


    Credits: 3
    This course surveys music history literature, with emphasis on listening to and evaluating all types of music. It includes the works and influence of the major composers, the media through which music is produced, instruments of the orchestra and voice, solo and ensemble; and elements, form, and terminology. It also stresses current events and encourages attendance at live concerts and selective radio and television listening. Lecture 3 hours per week. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - MUSC 1003 Music Appreciation)

Nursing-Assistant

  
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    NA 1003 - Community Nursing Assistant I


    Credits: 3
    This course provides students with basic information, observation, and experience in a wide variety of health-related careers and related topics. It provides the beginning skill levels necessary for Nursing Assistant course completion. Lecture two hours and laboratory 3 hours per week. 
  
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    NA 1006 - Community Nursing Assistant


    Credits: 6
    The Nursing Assistant Program introduces basic concepts and principles in assisting with nursing care. Emphasis is placed upon the development of fundamental nurse assistant skills, techniques, and knowledge. The program serves as a starting point for a variety of health careers. Clinical experience is in area health care facilities, providing the student an opportunity to develop nursing skills by giving direct patient care. Student has option to complete CPR. Students who complete the course are eligible to take the state certification exam to be a Nursing Assistant in Arkansas. Three week course includes Lecture 20 hours per week, Laboratory 10 hours per week. Sixteen-week format available.
  
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    NA 1013 - Community Nursing Assistant II


    Credits: 3
    This course is for students continuing in the Nursing Assistant Program. Emphasis is placed upon the development and fundamental nurse assistant skills, techniques, and knowledge. The program serves as a starting point for a variety of health careers. Clinical experience in health care facilities provides the student an opportunity in an area to develop nursing skills by giving direct patient care. Students who complete this course and NURS 1003 are eligible to take the state certification exam to be a Nursing Assistant in Arkansas. Lecture two hours and laboratory 3 hours per week. 

Nursing-RN Bridge

  
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    NURS 105A - Fundamentals of Nursing Process


    Credits: 6
    After successful completion of the first semester of the RN Bridge program, each student is awarded 6 hours credit for his/her Practical Nursing or Paramedic Education. Hours credited upon completion of NURS 2158 Nursing Process I .
  
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    NURS 2158 - Nursing Process I


    Credits: 8
    Nursing Process I introduces the LPN or paramedic to basic concepts, attitudes, knowledge, and skills of the registered nurse, thereby facilitating the role transition to registered nurse. The philosophy, conceptual framework, and objectives of the Northark’s Nursing Department are introduced, utilizing an integrated approach and building upon the foundation of fundamental nursing knowledge. The concepts of human flourishing, nursing judgment, spirit of inquiry and professional identity are used to guide learning outcomes for the course. Clinical laboratory experience is in the nursing laboratory, the Health Education Simulation Center and in health agencies, providing the student opportunities to develop nursing skills by giving direct patient care. Lecture is 4 hours per week, Clinical 12 hours per week.
  
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    NURS 2166 - Nursing Process II


    Credits: 6
    Nursing Process II is a 10 week course and is a continuation of Nursing Process I for the RN Bridge student. The Student Learning Outcomes are expanded upon in this course with continued focus on patient-centered care, cultural diversity, communication, teamwork, and clinical reasoning. Safety concepts are emphasized to reduce preventable errors and promote positive patient outcomes. Course outcomes include continuing the transition to RN, expanding the student’s knowledge base and skills and developing professional behaviors appropriate to the ADN role. Theory and clinical experiences are related to the course content. Lecture 3 hours per week, Clinical 15 hours per week.  Prerequisite(s): NURS 2158 , NURS 1011 .
  
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    NURS 2178 - Nursing Process III


    Credits: 8
    Nursing Process III is a 16-week course and is a continuation of Nursing Process II for the RN Bridge student. The Student Learning Outcomes are expanded upon in this course with core competencies focusing on managing care in emergent and acute care patients, clinical decision making, collaboration, teaching/learning, professional behavior, and legal/ethical aspects of care. The course outcome demonstrates the transition from LPN or Paramedic to RN, at the entry level. Theory and clinical experiences are related to the course content. Lecture 4 hours per week, Clinical 12 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): NURS 2166  , NURS 2021  
  
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    NURS 2182 - Nursing Perspective


    Credits: 2
    Nursing Perspective is a course in which students examine, research, discuss, and debate current health care issues and emerging trends. This course incorporates the Student Learning Outcomes with a focus on the core competencies related to the legal and ethical issues of managing and delegating care, cultural competency, safety, and informatics. Lecture 2 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): NURS 1124 or NURS 2158.

Nursing - Registered

  
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    NURS 1011 - Pharmacology I


    Credits: 1
    Pharmacology I is a 16 week course which focuses on giving the nursing student a thorough and practical understanding of pharmacology. Emphasis is placed on generic names, therapeutic actions, indications/uses, side effects, adverse reactions, and nursing implications of medication administration. Safety, clinical reasoning, and patient teaching concepts are stressed to reduce preventable errors and promote positive patient outcomes. Lecture 1 hour per week. Corequisite(s): NURS 1114  or NURS 2158 .
  
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    NURS 1107 - Fundamentals of Nursing


    Credits: 7
    Fundamentals of Nursing is a 16 week course designed to introduce the Traditional RN student to the Student Learning Outcomes of Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgment, Professional Identity, and Spirit of Inquiry. Course outcomes include introduction to the core competencies. The course combines theory and clinical experiences to introduce the student to patient safety, the nursing process, communication, cultural diversity, legal and ethical concepts of nursing, and patient centered care. Lecture 4 hours per week, Clinical 9 hours per week.  Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into RN program (RN Degree Code).
  
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    NURS 1114 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I


    Credits: 4
    (8 week course) Medical-Surgical Nursing I is an 8 week course designed to introduce the Traditional RN student to the study of adult-medical surgical patients. Student Learning Outcomes are expanded upon which include the importance of providing patient-centered care, therapeutic communication, supporting teamwork, and providing for patient safety. The significance of evidence-based practice, quality improvement and informatics is integrated to promote positive patient outcomes. Theory and clinical experiences are related to the course content. Lecture 4 hours per week, Clinical 12 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): NURS 1107  
  
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    NURS 1124 - Maternal-Neonatal Nursing


    Credits: 4
    (8-week course) Maternal Neonatal Nursing is an 8 week course focusing on nursing care of the child-bearing family. The Student Learning Outcomes serve as the basis for course outcomes and are incorporated into experiences in theory and clinical. Emphasis is placed on the role and practice of the nurse in assisting the patient and family during the antepartal, intrapartal, postpartal, and neonatal periods. Lecture 4 hours per week, Clinical 12 hours per week.  Prerequisite(s): NURS 1114  
  
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    NURS 2021 - Pharmacology II


    Credits: 1
    Pharmacology II is a continuation of NURS 1011 , Pharmacology I. Emphasis is placed on generic names, therapeutic actions, indications/uses, side effects, adverse reactions, and nursing implications of medication administration. Safety, clinical reasoning, and patient teaching concepts are stressed to reduce preventable errors and promote positive patient outcomes. Lecture 1 hour per week. Corequisite(s): NURS 2104  or NURS 2166  
  
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    NURS 2031 - Pharmacology III


    Credits: 1
    Pharmacology III is a 16 week course that is a continuation of NURS 2021 , Pharmacology II. Emphasis is placed on generic names, therapeutic actions, indications/uses, side effects, adverse reactions, and nursing implications of medication administration. Safety, clinical reasoning, and patient teaching concepts are stressed to reduce preventable errors and promote positive patient outcomes. Lecture 1 hour per week. Corequisite(s): NURS 2128  or NURS 2178  
  
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    NURS 2104 - Medical-Surgical Nursing II


    Credits: 4
    (8-week course) Medical-Surgical Nursing II is an 8 week course that continues the study of adult medical-surgical patients. The Student Learning Outcomes are expanded upon with an emphasis on patient centered care, cultural diversity, communication, teamwork, and clinical reasoning. Safety concepts are emphasized to reduce preventable errors and promote positive patient outcomes. Theory and clinical experiences are related to the course content. Lecture 4 hours per week, Clinical 12 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): NURS 1124  
  
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    NURS 2113 - Gerontological Nursing


    Credits: 3
    Gerontological Nursing provides evidence-based theory and practice concepts in the care of the older client. This course is intended to familiarize the RN student with health care issues for the client who is 65 years or older. Core concepts include critical thinking, therapeutic communication, ethical/legal issues, cultural concepts, community resources, assessment techniques, nutritional needs, delegation, prioritization, and collaboration while caring for the older client. Lecture 2 hours per week, Clinical 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): NURS 1107  or current LPN or RN license.
  
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    NURS 2114 - Pediatric Nursing


    Credits: 4
    (8 week course) Pediatric Nursing is an 8 week course that focuses on nursing care of the pediatric patient. Emphasis is placed on the core competencies continued from Medical-Surgical Nursing I and II with the focus of care in the pediatric patient and family in schools, primary, and acute care. The Student Learning Outcomes serve as the basis for course outcomes and are incorporated in theory and clinical experiences. Lecture 4 hours per week, Clinical 12 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): NURS 2104  and PSYC 2103  
  
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    NURS 2128 - Medical-Surgical Nursing III


    Credits: 8
    Medical-Surgical Nursing III is a 16 week course that is a continuation of Medical-Surgical Nursing II. Student Learning Outcomes are expanded upon in this course with emphasis on core competencies of managing care in emergent and acute care patients, clinical decision making, informatics, collaboration, teaching/learning, professional behavior, and legal/ethical aspects of care. Theory and clinical experiences are related to the course content. Lecture 4 hours per week, Clinical 12 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): NURS 2114  and NURS 2021  

Orientation

  
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    ORT 1002 - Northark First Year Experience


    Credits: 2
    This course is designed to transition students into college life, providing skills that are necessary for success in college-level study.  Students are introduced to campus resources as well as given the tools to develop academic skills, such as critical reading, note-taking, studying, test-taking, and writing for success in college.  In addition, students are encouraged to develop life skills, such as financial literacy, self-responsibility, and personal empowerment, gaining knowledge that will help them thrive in the current job culture and in a diverse society. Lecture 2 hours per week.

Physical Education

  
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    PE 1031 - Disc Golf


    Credits: 1
    This physical education course provides an introduction to the sport of Disc Golf, including rules, skills, and strategies. This course will give the student a chance to develop disc golf skills that may be incorporated into lifetime health/wellness activities. Lecture 1 hours1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 1111 - Varsity Baseball


    Credits: 1
    These courses provide the actual practice of varsity baseball. Lecture 1 hours1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 1121 - Varsity Basketball


    Credits: 1
    These courses provide the actual practice of varsity basketball. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 1191 - Weight Training I


    Credits: 1
    This course covers the development of increased physical capacity, including greater muscle endurance, greater strength, greater power, and increased speed of movement. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 1211 - Varsity Baseball


    Credits: 1
    These courses provide the actual practice of varsity baseball. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 1221 - Varsity Basketball


    Credits: 1
    These courses provide the actual practice of varsity basketball. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 1291 - Weight Training II


    Credits: 1
    This course is a continuation of PE 1191 . Improvement of weight training techniques beyond the beginning level is developed. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week. Prerequisite(s): PE 1191  or permission of instructor.
  
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    PE 1301 - Beginning Walking/Jogging


    Credits: 1
    This is a basic fitness program that stresses exercise through walking and jogging. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 1311 - Varsity Softball I


    Credits: 1
    These courses provide credit for the actual practice of varsity softball. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 1321 - Yoga for Fitness


    Credits: 1
    Yoga for Fitness provides a balanced approach to fitness through movement, breath exercise, relaxation techniques and meditation. Topics include stretching and strengthening, posture, balance, focus, concentration and stress reduction. This course is designed for the beginner student but will be useful for those with experience in yoga. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 1331 - Racquet Sports


    Credits: 1
    This course is an introduction to racquet sports including racquetball, tennis, badminton, and table tennis. In addition to skill development, the course will cover rules, strategies, and benefits of lifetime sports. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 1411 - Varsity Softball II


    Credits: 1
    These courses provide credit for the actual practice of varsity softball. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 2051 - Aerobics


    Credits: 1
    The strenuous activities included in this course provide a workout for the cardiorespiratory system and physical activity. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 2111 - Varsity Baseball


    Credits: 1
    These courses provide the actual practice of varsity baseball. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 2121 - Varsity Basketball


    Credits: 1
    These courses provide the actual practice of varsity basketball. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 2211 - Varsity Baseball


    Credits: 1
    These courses provide the actual practice of varsity baseball. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 2221 - Varsity Basketball


    Credits: 1
    These courses provide the actual practice of varsity basketball. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 2301 - Intermediate Walking and Jogging


    Credits: 1
    This course is a continuation of PE 1301  and is designed for students who want to advance in their fitness and walking/jogging abilities. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 2311 - Varsity Softball I


    Credits: 1
    These courses provide credit for the actual practice of varsity softball. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.
  
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    PE 2411 - Varsity Softball II


    Credits: 1
    These courses provide credit for the actual practice of varsity softball. Lecture 1 hour and 1 laboratory hour per week.

Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 1003 - Introduction to Philosophy


    Credits: 3
    This course represents philosophical problems, and proposed answers in knowledge, metaphysics, politics, religion, and values will be critically assessed in probing the nature of man and his world. Lecture 3 hours per week. ACTS/Department/Title/Number PHIL 1103 Philosophy
  
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    PHIL 1103 - Critical Thought


    Credits: 3
    Critical Thought introduces the student to the terminology and skills of critical thinking. The course pairs learning of terms with practical application of thinking skills across the curriculum. Lecture 3 hours per week. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - PHIL 1003 Introduction to Critical Thinking)
  
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    PHIL 2203 - World Religions


    Credits: 3
    This is the historical survey of the great world religions with special treatment of their concepts of God, creation, man, scripture, ethics, and salvation. This rational analysis concentrates on Animism, Shintoism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Physical Science

  
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    PHSC 1004 - Fundamentals of Physical Science


    Credits: 4
    This one-semester course is designed for non-science majors. It is a general survey course of the physical sciences designed for general education.  This is an algebra - based course and includes topics in physics and chemistry, and may also include other physical science topics. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 2 hours per week. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - PHSC 1004 Physical Science)
  
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    PHSC 1044 - Introduction to Astronomy


    Credits: 4
    This is an introductory course that surveys the whole field of descriptive astronomy. It highlights discoveries in planetary science, stellar evolution, and galactic astronomy. Basic study of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and the rest of the universe.  Lab required. Laboratory includes outdoor telescopic observations. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 2 hours per week. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - PHSC 1204 Introduction to Astronomy)
  
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    PHSC 1104 - Earth Science


    Credits: 4
    Introduction to the basic concepts of Earth sciences. This course is a study of the Earth’s physical systems including the Earth System’s four major subsystems: atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. These major categories will provide the student with an overview of topics in geology, physical geography, oceanography, and meteorology. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 2 hours per week.

Physics

  
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    PHYS 2014 - College Physics I


    Credits: 4
    Algebra and trigonometry-based physics course. Not recommended for physics and engineering majors.  Topics include mechanics in one and two dimensions, fluids, thermodynamics, and mechanical waves and sound. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s):  MAT 1305 with a C or better OR MAT 1223 and MAT 1233 with a grade of “C” or better or permission of instructor. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - PHYS 2014 Algebra/Trigonometry-Based Physics I)
  
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    PHYS 2024 - College Physics II


    Credits: 4
    This second semester of the College Physics sequence provides non-calculus treatment of the principles of electricity, magnetism, and light and a brief introduction to modern physics. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2014  with a grade of “C” or better. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - PHYS 2024 Algebra /Trigonometry-Based Physics II)
  
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    PHYS 2144 - University Physics I


    Credits: 4
    Calculus-based physics course. This course introduces the principles of mechanics in one and two dimensions, fluids, wave motion, temperature and heat, with calculus. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MAT 2204 with a C or better.

Political Science

  
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    PLSC 2003 - American National Government


    Credits: 3
    This course devotes full attention to the theory, organization, politics, functions, and problems of the federal system. It traces the patterns of growth of self-government to the adoption of the federal form; and it deals initially with general aspects of American government and then turns to national institutions, their powers, functions, and related activities. Lecture 3 hours per week. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - PLSC 2003 American National Government)

Nursing-Practical

  
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    PN 1005 - Pharmacology


    Credits: 5
    This course prepares the Practical Nursing student for medication administration. The first section provides a basic math review, conversions between the apothecary, household and metric system, as well as dosage calculations, including pediatric and I.V. calculations. The relationship of the nursing process, critical thinking, communication, growth and development, safety, cultural aspects, and legal and ethical aspects to medication administration are covered in the second section. The third section continues with integration of the above concepts with the classification of medications and medications used for disorders according to body systems. The classifications of medications are also integrated throughout the curriculum in Nursing of Adults, Mother and Infant, Children and Mental Health. Lecture 10 hours per week over 8 weeks. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224 . Corequisite(s): PN 1006 , PN 1105 , PN 1012 .
  
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    PN 1006 - Clinical I


    Credits: 6
    This accomplishes the clinical experience in the nursing home setting and the hospital. The student will apply basic nursing concepts while caring for geriatric and adult patients. The student will complete assignments to demonstrate application of concepts learned in the classroom. Clinical 16 hours per week over 16 weeks. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224 . Corequisite(s): PN 1105 PN 1005  and PN 1012 .
  
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    PN 1012 - Nursing of the Geriatric Patient


    Credits: 2
    This course explains the role of the nurse in meeting the physiologic, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the elderly. Course content includes the normal aging process, effects of aging on the body, physiologic, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the elderly, effects of medications in the elderly, and leadership and management skills of the nurse. The concepts from Basic Nursing will be integrated in this course. Lecture 4 hours per week over 8 weeks. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224 . Corequisite(s): PN 1006 , PN 1005  and PN 1105 .
  
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    PN 1105 - Basic Nursing Principles and Skills


    Credits: 5
    This course lays the foundation for the development of a competent, caring, and professional Practical Nurse. The first part of the course contributes to the personal and professional development of the student. Content includes study skills, nursing history, education, and organizations; role of the Practical Nurse; healthcare delivery systems and economics. The second part of the course provides the basic concepts and skills necessary to meet the physiologic, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patient. The concepts of the nursing process, critical thinking, caring, communication, culture, and principles of growth and development, legal and ethical concerns, and safety are covered to provide a foundation for patient care. The course continues with the concepts mentioned above interwoven into the knowledge and skills related to physiologic, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patient. Special needs and procedures are then covered including care of the surgical patient, medication administration, and intravenous therapy. Lecture 8 hours per week / Lab 2 hours per week over 8 weeks. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224 . Corequisite(s): PN 1006 PN 1005 , and PN 1012  
  
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    PN 2001 - Mental Health and Nursing Care of the Mentally Ill


    Credits: 1
    This course introduces basic concepts of personality development, common psychiatric disturbances, and emotional responses to specific situations. Concepts from Basic Nursing, Pharmacology, and Nutrition are integrated into the course as related to the care of the mentally ill. Lecture 2 hours per week over 8 weeks. Prerequisite(s): PN 1005 , PN 1006 , PN 1012 , PN 1105 , PN 2002 , PN 2003 , PN 2004 , PN 2014 , PN 2112 PN 2013 , BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224   Corequisite(s): PN 2014 , PN 2111  
  
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    PN 2002 - Nursing of Mother and Infant


    Credits: 2
    This course introduces the principles of caring for the child-bearing family. Content includes prenatal, labor, delivery, and postnatal care of the mother and infant. Concepts from Basic Nursing, Nutrition, and Pharmacology are integrated into the course as related to the nursing care of the mother and infant. Lecture 4 hours per week over 8 weeks. Prerequisite(s): PN 1005 , PN 1006 , PN 1012 , PN 1105 BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224   Corequisite(s): PN 2003 , PN 2004  
  
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    PN 2003 - Clinical II


    Credits: 3
    This clinical experience is accomplished mainly in the hospital setting and specialty areas.The student will continue to apply concepts and perform basic nursing skills while caring for patients in a variety of areas. The students will also observe in other health care settings including home health, physician offices, health department, mental health and a management rotation in a long-term care facility.  The student will complete assignments to demonstrate application of concepts learned in the classroom. Clinical 16 hours per week over 8 weeks. Prerequisite(s): PN 1005 , PN 1006 , PN 1012 , PN 1105 , BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224   Corequisite(s): PN 2002 , PN 2004  
  
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    PN 2004 - Nursing of Adults I


    Credits: 4
    This course provides the student with the knowledge of caring for the adult patient. The definition, physical assessment, etiology, diagnostic test, signs and symptoms, medical and surgical treatment and nursing process are covered according to the endocrine, cardiovascular, hematopoietic and lymphatic and respiratory systems. The concepts and skills from Basic Nursing, Geriatrics and Pharmacology are integrated into the course as related to the nursing care of the adult. Lecture 8 hours per week over 8 weeks. Prerequisite(s): PN 1005 , PN 1006 , PN 1012 , PN 1105 , BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224   Corequisite(s): PN 2002 , PN 2003  
  
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    PN 2013 - Clinical III


    Credits: 3
    This clinical experience is a continuation of Clinical II.  The majority of this clinical rotation will take place in the hospital.  During this rotation, the students will continue to apply concepts and perform basic nursing skills while caring for patients in a variety of areas including medical surgical nursing, maternity nursing, pediatric nursing, and specialty areas. The students will also observe in other health care settings including home health, physician offices, health department, mental health, and a management rotation in a long-term care facility.  The student will complete assignments to demonstrate application of concepts learned in the classroom. Clinical 16 hours per week over 8 weeks. Prerequisite(s): PN 1005 , PN 1006 , PN 1012 , PN 1105 , PN 2002 , PN 2003 , PN 2004 , BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224   Corequisite(s): PN 2014 , PN 2112  
  
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    PN 2014 - Nursing of Adults II


    Credits: 4
    This course provides the student with the knowledge of caring for the adult patient. The definition, physical assessment, etiology, diagnostic test, signs and symptoms, medical and surgical treatment and nursing process are covered according to the musculoskeletal, neurological, urinary, reproductive, gastrointestinal, biliary, sensory, integumentary and immune system. The concepts and skills from Basic Nursing, Geriatrics, and Pharmacology are integrated into the course as related to the nursing care of the adult. Lecture 8 hours per week over 8 weeks. Prerequisite(s): PN 1005 , PN 1006 , PN 1012 , PN 1105 , PN 2002 , PN 2003 , PN 2004 , BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224   Corequisite(s): PN 2013 , PN 2112  
  
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    PN 2104 - Clinical IV


    Credits: 4
    This clinical experience is a continuation of Clinical III.  The student will also complete a management and leadership rotation with a charge nurse at the nursing homes or the hospital.  The student will complete assignments to demonstrate application of concepts learned in the classroom. This course requires the student meet 24 hours a week in the clinical setting over 8 weeks. Prerequisite(s): PN 1005 , PN 1006 , PN 1012 , PN 1105 , PN 2002 , PN 2003 , PN 2004 , PN 2014 , PN 2112 , PN 2013 , BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224   Corequisite(s): PN 2001 , PN 2111  
  
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    PN 2111 - Leadership and Management


    Credits: 1
    This course prepares the Practical Nursing student for entry into practice as well as the management and leadership role as a charge nurse in the long-term care facility. Content includes NCLEX-PN, job application and resume, leadership styles, conflict resolution, team building, therapeutic communication skills, delegation, time management, motivating employees and evaluating performance. Lecture 2 hours per week over 8 weeks. Prerequisite(s): PN 1005 , PN 1006 , PN 1012 , PN 1105 , PN 2002 , PN 2003 , PN 2004 , PN 2112 , PN 2013 , PN 2014 , BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224   Corequisite(s): PN 2001 , PN 2104  
  
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    PN 2112 - Nursing of Children


    Credits: 2
    This course introduces the principles of caring for the child from infancy through adolescence. The definition, methods of determining diagnosis, signs and symptoms, medical and surgical treatment, and nursing care are covered according to pediatric-related illnesses. The concepts in Basic Nursing, Pharmacology, and Nutrition are integrated as related to the nursing care of children. Lecture 4 hours per week over 8 weeks. Prerequisite(s): PN 1005 , PN 1006 , PN 1012 , PN 1105 , PN 2002 , PN 2003 , PN 2004 , BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224   Corequisite(s): PN 2013 , PN 2014  

Psychology

  
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    PSYC 2003 - General Psychology


    Credits: 3
    This course investigates basic principles and theories of behavior in the areas of learning, memory, perception, development, biological basics of behavior, motivation and emotion, personality, stress, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social and interpersonal relationships. An honors section is available. Lecture 3 hours per week. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - PSYC 1103 General Psychology)
  
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    PSYC 2103 - Developmental Psychology


    Credits: 3
    This course studies the principles of physical, emotional and social growth of the infant, the young child, the adolescent, and the adult in the family. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 2003 with a grade of “C” or higher or permission of instructor. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - PSYC 2103 Developmental Psychology)

Radiologic Technology

  
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    RADT 1103 - Introduction to Radiologic Technology


    Credits: 3
    This course introduces the field of Radiologic Technology, department and hospital organization, professional ethics, medico-legal considerations, patient care, basic radiation protection, radiographic equipment and procedures. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Program Admission.
  
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    RADT 1122 - Patient Care


    Credits: 2
    This course introduces the principles of routine and emergency patient care as related to the field of Radiologic Technology. Lecture 2 hours per week. Corequisite(s): RADT 1103 , RADT 1144 , and RADT 1162 .
  
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    RADT 1144 - Radiographic Procedures I


    Credits: 4
    Radiographic Procedures I presents the principles of radiographic anatomy, positioning, and terminology to include the chest and thorax, extremities, and vertebral column. Lecture 3 hours per week, Laboratory 2 hours per week.  Corequisite(s): RADT 1103 , RADT 1122 , and RADT 1162  
  
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    RADT 1162 - Clinical Practice I


    Credits: 2
    This course introduces the clinical setting to include office procedures, image processing, patient transportation and basic radiographic procedures with direct supervision of a Registered Technologist. Clinical 16 hours per week. Corequisite(s): RADT 1103 , RADT 1122 , and RADT 1144 .
  
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    RADT 1184 - Radiographic Imaging


    Credits: 4
    This course provides an in-depth study of exposure factors, technique, devices for improving image quality, methods of minimizing exposure, factors affecting radiographic image quality, and procedures used for radiographic quality control. Lecture 3 hours per week, Laboratory 2 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): RADT 1103  
  
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    RADT 1203 - Radiographic Physics


    Credits: 3
    This course includes production of x-rays, their interaction with matter, basic x-ray circuits, methods of rectification and the construction of x-ray tubes. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): MAT 1013 and MAT 1012 or MAT 1123 or higher. Corequisite(s): RADT 1184 , RADT 1232 , and RADT 1242  
  
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    RADT 1232 - Radiographic Procedures II


    Credits: 2
    This course is a continuation of RADT 1144 - Radiographic Procedures I . It also presents the principles of anatomy, positioning, and terminology to include the skull, gastrointestinal tract, and genitourinary system. Lecture 2 hours per week. Corequisite(s): RADT 1184 , RADT 1203 , and RADT 1242 .
  
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    RADT 1242 - Clinical Practice II


    Credits: 2
    This course is a continuation of RADT 1162 - Clinical Practice I . The student will continue to perform routine radiographic procedures with direct supervision of a Registered Technologist. Clinical 16 hours per week. Corequisite(s): RADT 1184 , RADT 1203 , and RADT 1232 .
  
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    RADT 1262 - Clinical Practice III


    Credits: 2
    This course is a continuation of RADT 1242 - Clinical Practice II . The student will continue to perform routine radiographic procedures with direct supervision of a Registered Technologist. Clinical 32 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): RADT 1242  
  
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    RADT 2112 - Clinical Practice IV


    Credits: 2
    The student will continue to perform routine radiographic procedures with direct supervision of a Registered Technologist. Clinical 32 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): RADT 1262  
  
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    RADT 2123 - Radiation Protection


    Credits: 3
    This course studies the effects of human exposure to radiation with emphasis on diagnostic x-ray. It includes patient and technologist exposure, the concepts of maximum permissible dose, shielding, and methods of x-ray detection and measurement. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): RADT 1184  
  
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    RADT 2143 - Special Procedures


    Credits: 3
    This course presents specialized radiographic equipment, procedures and the use of contrast media that includes fluoroscopy, tomography, mobile radiography, angiography, and mammography. Lecture 3 hours per week. Corequisite(s): RADT 2123 , RADT 2173 , and RADT 2193  
  
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    RADT 2173 - Radiographic Pathology


    Credits: 3
    This course studies basic disease processes as they relate to radiographic procedures. Lecture 3 hours per week. Corequisite(s): RADT 2123 , RADT 2143 , and RADT 2193  
  
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    RADT 2193 - Clinical Practice V


    Credits: 3
    Clinical Practice V is a continuation of RADT 2112 - Clinical Practice IV . Students will increase their proficiency in routine radiographic procedures and include mobile radiography, special procedures, and trauma with direct supervision of a Registered Technologist. Clinical 24 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): RADT 2123 , RADT 2143 , and RADT 2173  
  
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    RADT 2203 - Advanced Imaging Modalities


    Credits: 3
    This course studies highly specialized imaging modalities including CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and oncology along with cross-sectional anatomy. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): RADT 2143  
  
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    RADT 2222 - Radiologic Evaluation


    Credits: 2
    This course consists of analyses of radiographic images and quality that include positioning, technique, and patient shielding. Lecture 2 hours per week. Corequisite(s): RADT 2203 , RADT 2253 , and RADT 2262  
  
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    RADT 2253 - Clinical Practice VI


    Credits: 3
    This is a continuation of RADT 2193 - Clinical Practice V . Students finalize clinical proficiency and include CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and oncology with direct supervision of a Registered Technologist. Clinical 24 hours per week. Corequisite(s): RADT 2203 , RADT 2222 , and RADT 2262  
  
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    RADT 2262 - Seminar in Radiologic Technology


    Credits: 2
    This course provides additional study in the field of Radiologic Technology to enhance the employability of the student and registry exam success. Lecture 2 hours per week. Corequisite(s): RADT 2203 , RADT 2222 , and RADT 2253 .

Sociology

  
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    SOC 2013 - Introduction to Sociology


    Credits: 3
    This course studies the major physical, cultural, and psychological factors in the origin, growth, structure, and functioning of group life. Broad subdivisions to be emphasized include the scientific approach to society, culture, human nature and socialization, human organization, collective behavior, and social institutions. An honors section is available. Lecture 3 hours per week. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - SOCI 1013 Introduction to Sociology)
  
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    SOC 2203 - Social Problems


    Credits: 3
    This course is a sociological analysis of current social problems in the United States, including family and community disorganization, delinquency and crime, mental illness, and intergroup relations. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SOC 2013  with a grade of “C” or higher or permission of instructor. (ACTS Department/Number/Title - SOCI 2013 Social Problems)

Special Topic

  
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    SPTC 2791 - Special Topic


    Credits: 1
    This course will provide for the study of topics of current interest in areas of specific discipline. Lecture 1 hour per week.
  
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    SPTC 2792 - Special Topic


    Credits: 2
    This course will provide for the study of topics of current interest in areas of specific discipline. Lecture 2 hours per week.
  
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    SPTC 2793 - Special Topic


    Credits: 3
    This course will provide for the study of topics of current interest in areas of specific discipline. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Speech

  
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    SPCH 2303 - Public Speaking


    Credits: 3
    Public Speaking assists students through an integrated study of theory and practice to be more competent in oral communications situations. Students study and practice skills in a variety of oral communications styles, including interpersonal, small group, and individual speech presentations. Lecture 3 hours per week. ACTS/Department/Title Number SPCH 1003 Introduction to Oral Communication

Surgical Technology

  
  
  
  
 

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