Jan 25, 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.

 

Surgical Technology

  
  
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    SUR 1121 - Lab Practicum II


    Credits: 1
    This course emphasizes the application of advanced principles and patient care, case preparation, and procedures in a non-patient contact environment. Laboratory 2 hours per week for 16 weeks.
  
  
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    SUR 1133 - Surgical Procedures II


    Credits: 3
    This course explores the areas of orthopedic surgery, genitourinary surgery, ophthalmic surgery, and ear, nose, and throat surgery. It emphasizes patient care, surgical anatomy, supplies and equipment needed, sequence of procedures, pathophysiology, diagnostic tests, preoperative and postoperative care, and complications of surgical procedures. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SUR 1012 , SUR 1101 , SUR 1102 , SUR 1103 , SUR 1112 , SUR 1123 , and SUR 1213 .
  
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    SUR 1143 - Advanced Surgical Procedures


    Credits: 3
    This course emphasizes the specialty areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, thoracic, peripheral and cardiovascular surgery and neurosurgery. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): SUR 1133  and SUR 1213  
  
  
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    SUR 1214 - Clinical Practicum II


    Credits: 4
    This course is a continuation of SUR 1213  with a focus on moderately complex surgical cases. An increased level of proficiency is achieved in all areas of the operating room. Clinical hours 24 per week for 8 weeks.  Prerequisite(s): SUR 1012 , SUR 1101 , SUR 1102 , SUR 1103 , SUR 1112 , SUR 1123 , and SUR 1213  
  
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    SUR 1224 - Clinical Practicum III


    Credits: 4
    This course is a continuation of clinical coursework in all subspecialty areas of the operating room at an advanced level. Clinical hours 24 per week for 8 weeks.  Prerequisite(s): SUR 1133  and SUR 1214  
  
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    SUR 2103 - Surgical Nursing


    Credits: 3
    This course provides fundamental principles and skills for nurses desiring to work in the surgical environment. It includes surgical asepsis, basic surgical nursing skills, surgical supplies, equipment and instrumentation, safety, and patient care responsibilities. Lecture 2 hours per week, Laboratory 2 hours per week.  Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of an accredited registered nursing program.

Technical Studies

  
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    TECH 1003 - Introduction to Craft Skills


    Credits: 3
    This course, in conjunction with related technical training, is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in construction and other industry related fields. Course content includes the following: Safety, Mathematics, Introduction to Hand and Power Tools, Blueprints and symbols, Basic Communication and Employability Skills and Material Handling.  Practical application techniques are demonstrated throughout the course in the form of Performance Tasks as required by NCCER. Students will complete the NCCER Core Curriculum and be issued an NCCER Credential and Wallet Card upon successful completion of this course. Lecture 3 hours per week.
  
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    TECH 1013 - Technical Math


    Credits: 3
    This course provides a comprehensive review of basic mathematics that students will apply in their Certificate or AAS programs. The course content is individualized for each student and will include fractions, decimals, percentages, measurement, metric system, formula manipulation, computer familiarization, and calculator use. Lecture 3 hours per week. (Formerly MAT 1001)
  
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    TECH 1021 - Industrial Safety


    Credits: 1
    This course provides students with the basic safety knowledge required in today’s industrial workplace. Topics covered include accident reduction, safety training, safety involvement, safety inspections, accident investigations, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, machine safeguarding, tool safety, materials-handling safety, electrical and fire safety, hazard communication and OSHA regulations related to these topics. Successful students will receive their 10-hour OSHA General Industry or OSHA 10-hour Construction Industry certification as appropriate for their program of study. Lecture 1 hour per week.
  
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    TECH 1022 - Small Engine and Turf Equipment


    Credits: 2
    This course provides an introduction to Principles of operation, adjustments, maintenance, and troubleshooting of small air-cooled power units, including various engine systems, service and maintenance of turf equipment and machinery. Lecture 1 hour and lab 2 hours per week.
  
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    TECH 1102 - Technical Communications


    Credits: 2
    This course is designed to assist students in preparing to meet the expectations of the workplace. It introduces concepts in the areas of self-management, professional development, teamwork, problem solving, resume writing and interviewing techniques. Topics include how to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking. In addition, students will engage in practice of soft skills necessary to be successful in the employment setting. This course is offered for technical programs and is not designed to be a transfer course. Lecture 2 hours per week.

Truck Driving

  
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    TTD 1002 - CDL Training


    Credits: 2
    This course prepares students for successful completion of all requirements for an Arkansas Class A Commercial Driving License (CDL), including the written test, pre-trip inspection, and off-road skills test. The course also includes training in all non-driving activities required by the trucking industry. This is a 5-week course. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 1 hour per week.
  
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    TTD 1103 - CDL Refresher Course


    Credits: 3
    TTD 1103 provides a refresher course for experienced Truck Drivers who need to obtain or renew a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): Must be an experienced semi-tractor trailer driver with at least one-year experience. Students must have a temporary CDL permit as well as a current Department of Transportation physical.
  
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    TTD 1104 - Tractor Trailer Driving


    Credits: 4
    This course covers orientation of the tractor-trailer and operation of the trucking industry. It emphasizes safety, basic operation, advanced operation procedures, vehicle maintenance, and nonvehicle activities. Field exercises and road trips provide practical application. This is a 5-week course; lecture 3 hours and laboratory 3 hours per week.
  
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    TTD 2010 - Truck Driving Internship


    Credits: 10
    This course provides students the opportunity to drive with a professional truck driver in order to gain experience in a supervised setting, make trucking industry contracts, and document driving experience as an aid to finding employment. Arrangements with employers will be documented using a Northark Cooperative Internship form. Ten credit hours will be granted after 400 clock hours of supervised driving experience. Corequisite(s): TTD 1104  

Welding

  
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    WLD 1104 - Welding I


    Credits: 4
    This course in electric arc welding provides students with knowledge of equipment, safety precautions, and shop practice. Students will make basic types of welds in most positions, and study welding nomenclature, design of joints, and electric classifications. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week.
  
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    WLD 1184 - Welding Application and Procedures


    Credits: 4
    This course is designed for individuals enrolled in technical programs requiring a general knowledge of welding and cutting processes. This course is not designed to teach welding as a means of artistic expression. It will cover the fundamentals, safety precautions, and shop practices related to Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux-Core Welding and Cutting Processes. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 3 hours per week.
  
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    WLD 1204 - Welding II


    Credits: 4
    This course is an advanced Shielded Metal (electric) Arc Welding course. Students will perform advanced arc welding techniques using mild steel electrodes in the flat, horizontal, vertical, up, and overhead positions on structural plate. The course emphasizes identifying and analyzing defects in welding joints. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WLD 1104  
  
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    WLD 1304 - TIG Welding


    Credits: 4
    This course includes in-depth study and practice of the gas tungsten arc welding process. The student’s experience begins with the development of manipulative skills though Shielded Metal Arc Welding, then progresses to similar application with TIG Welds in the standard positions. The student will master joint designs on carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week.  Prerequisite(s): WLD 1104  
  
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    WLD 1403 - Collision Repair Welding


    Credits: 3
    This course covers the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), also known as Metal Inert Gas (MIG), process of repairing and joining high strength steel and other steels using manufacturers’ specifications/procedures. Additionally, the Gas Metal Arc Welding process of repairing and joining aluminum materials is covered. Lecture 1 hour and laboratory 5 hours per week.
  
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    WLD 1404 - MIG Welding


    Credits: 4
    This course includes in-depth study and practice of the gas metal arc welding process. The student will learn the principles of constant voltage power source and the mechanics and maintenance of the wire feeding system. Upon successful completion of the course, the student knows about and is able to practice the following: short circulating transfer on stainless and mild steel, globular transfer with flux cored wire on mild steel, and spray transfer mode used on aluminum. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. 
  
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    WLD 1453 - Welding Layout and Fabrication


    Credits: 3
    This course covers the theory and practice of layout and fitting of pipe and structural steel. Basic welding skills with arc, MIG and oxyacetylene are prerequisites. The student learns the process of fabricating structure from pipe and steel through a series of competency-based exercises. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WLD 1104  
  
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    WLD 2505 - Certification Welding


    Credits: 5
    This course teaches advanced techniques using low hydrogen electrodes to prepare students to pass the American Welding Society and American Society for Mechanical Engineers Structural Welding Test. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WLD 1104  and WLD 1204  
  
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    WLD 2605 - Pipe Welding


    Credits: 5
    This course develops skills used in the welding of both transmission pipeline and piping systems. It emphasizes the skills needed to meet the standards of the American Welding Society. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WLD 1204  
  
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    WLD 2705 - Advanced TIG Certification


    Credits: 5
    This course is a detailed study and practice of Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding procedures used in industry. The student will learn advanced techniques that are applicable to the pipeline and tube welding job market. This course will develop skills necessary to pass the American Welding Society (AWS) test for structural pipe welding. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): WLD 1304  
  
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    WLD 2805 - Flux Core Certification


    Credits: 5
    This course provides an in-depth study of advanced techniques in the (3G and 4G) uphill and overhead position. The training will prepare the student to pass the D1.1 American Welding Society (AWS) code. Lecture 3 hours and laboratory 6 hours per week. Pre/Co-requisites WLD 1404  
 

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