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    Apr 06, 2020  
2016-17 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2016-17 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Course Descriptions


To determine which of these courses are transferable, please review the Transfer Course List found on the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement webpage at http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/academic-programs/college-transferarticulation-agreements/comprehensive-articulation-agreement-caa.  Check at the college to which you plan to transfer for information and guidance on the transfer of credits.

Key to Course Descriptions

 

Education

  
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    EDU 259 Curriculum Planning (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take EDU 119  
    Corequisites: Take DRE 098  
    This course is designed to focus on curriculum planning for three to five year olds. Topics include philosophy, curriculum models, indoor and outdoor environments, scheduling, authentic assessment, and planning developmentally appropriate experiences. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate children's development, critique curriculum, plan for individual and group needs, and assess and create quality environments.
  
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    EDU 261 Early Childhood Admin I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: Take EDU 119  and DRE 098  
    This course introduces principles of basic programming and staffing, budgeting/financial management and marketing, and rules and regulations of diverse early childhood programs. Topics include program structure and philosophy, standards of NC child care programs, finance, funding resources, and staff and organizational management. Upon completion, students should be able to develop components of program/personnel handbooks, a program budget, and demonstrate knowledge of fundamental marketing strategies and NC standards.
  
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    EDU 262 Early Childhood Admin II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take EDU 261  
    Corequisites: Take EDU 119  and DRE 098  
    This course focuses on advocacy/leadership, public relations/community outreach and program quality/evaluation for diverse early childhood programs. Topics include program evaluation/accreditation, involvement in early childhood professional organizations, leadership/mentoring, family, volunteer and community involvement and early childhood advocacy. Upon completion, students should be able to define and evaluate all components of early childhood programs, develop strategies for advocacy and integrate community into programs.
  
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    EDU 263 School Age Program Administration (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: Take DRE 098  
    This course introduces the methods and procedures for development and administration of school-age programs in the public or proprietary setting. Emphasis is placed on the construction and organization of the physical environment. Upon completion students should be able to plan, develop and administer a quality school-age program.
  
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    EDU 271 Educational Technology (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take EDU 119  
    Corequisites: Take DRE 098  
    This course introduces the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in all educational settings. Topics include technology concepts, instructional strategies, materials and adaptive technology for children with exceptionalities, facilitation of assessment/evaluation, and ethical issues surrounding the use of technology. Upon completion, students should be able to apply technology enhanced instructional strategies, use a variety of technology resources and demonstrate appropriate technology skills in educational environments.
  
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    EDU 280 Language & Literacy Exp (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take EDU 119  
    Corequisites: Take DRE 098  
    This course is designed to expand students' understanding of children's language and literacy development and provides strategies for enhancing language/literacy experiences in an enriched environment. Topics include selection of diverse literature and interactive media, the integration of literacy concepts throughout the curriculum, appropriate observations/assessments and inclusive practices. Upon completion, students should be able to select, plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate and diverse language/literacy experiences.
  
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    EDU 282 Early Childhood Lit (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take EDU 119  
    Corequisites: Take DRE 098  
    This course covers the history, selection, and integration of literature and language in the early childhood curriculum. Topics include the history and selection of developmentally appropriate children's literature and the use of books and other media to enhance language and literacy in the classroom. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate books for storytelling, reading aloud, puppetry, flannel board use, and other techniques.
  
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    EDU 284 Early Child Capstone Prac (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 9
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One Set: Set 1: EDU 119 EDU 144 EDU 145 EDU 146 , and EDU 151  Set 2: EDU 119 , PSY 244 PSY 245 , EDU 146 , and EDU 151  Set 3: EDU 119 , PSY 245 , EDU 144 EDU 146 , and EDU 151  Set 4: EDU 119 PSY 244 , EDU 145 EDU 146 , and EDU 151  
    Corequisites: Take DRE 098  
    This course is designed to allow students to apply skills in a three star (minimum) or NAEYC accredited or equivalent, quality early childhood environment. Emphasis is placed on designing, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate activities and environments for all children; supporting/involving families and modeling reflective and professional practices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate developmentally appropriate plans/assessments, appropriate guidance techniques, and ethical/professional behaviors as indicated by assignments and onsite faculty visits.
  
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    EDU 288 Adv Issues/Early Child Ed (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take EDU 119  
    Corequisites: Take DRE 098  
    This course covers advanced topics and issues in early childhood. Emphasis is placed on current advocacy issues, emerging technology, professional growth experiences, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to list, discuss, and explain advanced current topics and issues in early childhood education.

Electrical Technology

  
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    ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity (5 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of and computations related to DC/AC electricity. Emphasis is placed on DC/AC circuits, components, operation of test equipment; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, verify, and analyze simple DC/AC circuits.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials, and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate use of test equipment, evaluate circuit performance and apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to electrical circuits.
    3. Construct and analyze series, parallel and combinations circuits using appropriate components.
    4. Use appropriate laws and formulas to perform circuit calculations.
    5. Interpret electrical schematics.
    6. Describe the characteristics of various power sources.

  
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    ELC 113 Residential Wiring (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the care/usage of tools and materials used in residential electrical installations and the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include NEC, electrical safety, and electrical print reading; planning, layout; and installation of electrical distribution equipment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with residential electrical installations.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify and demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate use of test equipment, evaluate circuit performance and apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to residential electrical circuits.
    3. Draw, plan and interpret electrical plans and symbols used in residential applications
    4. Identify, size, and install wiring and electrical distribution equipment and devices associated with residential electrical installations in accordance with the National Electrical Code.
    5. Recognize and demonstrate appropriate use of tools and materials that are used in residential wiring.

  
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    ELC 115 Industrial Wiring (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers layout, planning, and installation of wiring systems in industrial facilities. Emphasis is placed on industrial wiring methods and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to install industrial systems and equipment.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify and demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate use of test equipment, evaluate circuit performance and apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to industrial electrical circuits.
    3. Draw, plan, and interpret electrical plans and symbols used in industrial applications.
    4. Identify, size, and install wiring and electrical distribution equipment and devices associated with industrial electrical installations in accordance with the National Electrical Code.
    5. Recognize and demonstrate appropriate use of tools and materials that are used in industrial wiring.

  
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    ELC 117 Motors and Controls (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate use of test equipment, evaluate circuit performance and apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to control circuits.
    3. Interpret and use ladder and wiring diagrams, symbols, and schematics.
    4. Demonstrate and describe the use of relays, contactors, motor starters and pilot devices in electrical control circuits.
    5. Describe principles and operations related to electrical control circuits.
    6. Describe the concepts of rotating electrical machinery.

  
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    ELC 118 National Electrical Code (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the use of the current National Electrical Code. Topics include the NEC history, wiring methods, overcurrent protection, materials, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use the NEC.
  
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    ELC 119 NEC Calculations (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers branch circuit, feeder, and service calculations. Emphasis is placed on sections of the National Electrical Code related to calculations. Upon completion, students should be able to use appropriate code sections to size wire, conduit, and overcurrent devices for branch circuits, feeders, and service.
  
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    ELC 126 Electrical Computations (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the fundamental applications of mathematics which are used by an electrical/electronics technician. Topics include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, simple electrical formulas, and usage of a scientific calculator. Upon completion, students should be able to solve simple electrical mathematical problems.
  
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    ELC 128 Intro to PLC (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the programmable logic controller (PLC) and its associated applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input/output modules, power supplies, surge protection, selection/installation of controllers, and interfacing of controllers with equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to understand basic PLC systems and create simple programs.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify and demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
    2. List and describe the hardware components used in PLC systems.
    3. Utilize numbering systems as applied to PLCs.
    4. Demonstrate and describe the use of various PLC instruction sets.
    5. Create various simple PLC programs using the appropriate instruction set.
    6. Apply appropriate troubleshooting methods to PLCs.

  
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    ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: Take MAT 121  or MAT 171  
    This course introduces DC and AC electricity with an emphasis on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics include DC and AC principles, circuit analysis laws and theorems, components, test equipment operation, circuit simulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret circuit schematics; design, construct, verify, and analyze DC/AC circuits; and properly use test equipment.

    Competencies
    ·Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify and describe the operation of components used in DC/AC circuits.
    2. Apply math formulas and circuit theorems in the analyses of DC/AC Circuits.
    3. Locate and select DC/AC devices using component specifications based on circuit requirements.
    4. Construct series, parallel and combination circuits.
    5. Select and demonstrate the use of appropriate test equipment to analyze circuit operation.
    6. Using appropriate troubleshooting techniques evaluate circuit performance applying suitable repair methods.
    7. Identify and demonstrate safe workplace practices.

  
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    ELC 133 Circuit Analysis II (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ELC 131  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers additional concepts of DC/AC electricity, the use of test equipment, and measurement techniques. Topics include the application of network theorems such as delta/wye transformations, Superposition Theorem, and other advanced circuit analysis principles. Upon completion, students should be able to construct and analyze DC/AC circuits used advanced circuit analysis theorems, circuit simulators, and test equipment.
  
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    ELC 135 Electrical Machines (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ELC 112  or ELC 131  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers magnetic circuits, transformers, DC/AC machines, and the three-phase circuit fundamentals including power factor. Topics include magnetic terms and calculations, transformer calculations based on primary or secondary equivalent circuits, and regulation and efficiency calculations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform regulation and efficiency calculations for DC/AC machine circuits.
  
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    ELC 213 Instrumentation (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ELC 131   
    Corequisites: None
    The course covers the fundamentals of instrumentation used in industry. Emphasis is placed on electric, electronic, and other instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to install, maintain, and calibrate instrumentation.
  
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    ELC 220 Photovoltaic Sys Tech (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ELC 112  or ELC 131  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the concepts, tools, techniques, and materials needed to understand systems that convert solar energy into electricity with photovoltaic (pv) technologies. Topics include site analysis for system integration, building codes, and advances in photovoltaic technology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of photovoltaic technology and current applications.
  
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    ELC 221 Adv PV Sys Designs (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ELC 220  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces specific elements in photovoltaic (pv) systems technologies including efficiency, modules, inverters, charge controllers, batteries, and system installation. Topics include National Electrical Code (NEC), electrical specifications, photovoltaic system components, array design and power integration requirements that combine to form a unified structure. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of various photovoltaic designs and proper installation of NEC compliant solar electric power systems.
  
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    ELC 231 Electric Power Systems (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ELC 112  or ELC 131  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the basic principles of electric power systems, including transmission lines, generator and transformer characteristics, and fault detection and correction. Emphasis is placed on line diagrams and per unit calculations for circuit performance analysis in regards to voltage regulation, power factor, and protection devices. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze simple distribution subsystems, calculate fault current, and compare different types and sizes of circuit protection devices. Oral and written communications skills will be emphasized.
     

Electronics Technology

  
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    ELN 131 Analog Electronics I (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ELC 131  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the characteristics and applications of semiconductor devices and circuits. Emphasis is placed on analysis, selection, biasing, and applications. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot analog circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify and describe operation of semiconductor devices.
    2. Analyze where and how analog components are used.
    3. Locate and select analog devices using component specifications based on circuit requirements.
    4. Construct operational circuits using analog devices.
    5. Select and demonstrate the use of appropriate test equipment to analyze circuit operation.
    6. Using appropriate troubleshooting techniques evaluate circuit performance applying suitable repair methods.
    7. Identify and demonstrate safe workplace practices.

  
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    ELN 132 Analog Electronics II (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ELN 131  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers additional applications of analog electronic circuits with an emphasis on analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (IC). Topics include amplification, filtering, oscillation, voltage regulation, and other analog circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot analog electronic circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.
  
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    ELN 133 Digital Electronics (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take DMA 040  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers combinational and sequential logic circuits. Topics include number systems, Boolean algebra, logic families, medium scale integration (MSI) and large scale integration (LSI) circuits, analog to digital (AD) and digital to analog (DA) conversion, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot digital circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify and describe the operation of digital electronic devices and circuits.
    2. Analyze where and how digital electronics circuits are used.
    3. Locate and select digital electronic devices using component specifications based on circuit requirements.
    4. Construct operational circuits using digital devices.
    5. Select and demonstrate the use of appropriate test equipment to analyze circuit operation.
    6. Using appropriate troubleshooting techniques evaluate circuit performance applying suitable repair methods.
    7. Identify and demonstrate safe workplace practices.

  
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    ELN 150 CAD for Electronics (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces computer-aided drafting (CAD) with an emphasis on applications in the electronics field. Topics include electronics industry standards (symbols, schematic diagrams, and layouts); drawing electronic circuit diagrams; and specialized electronic drafting practices and components such as resistors, capacitors, and ICs. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare electronic drawings with CAD software.
  
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    ELN 229 Industrial Electronics (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ELC 112  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers semiconductor devices used in industrial applications. Topics include the basic theory, application, and operating characteristics of semiconductor devices. Upon completion, students should be able to install and/or troubleshoot these devices for proper operation in an industrial electronic circuit. Oral and written communications skills will be emphasized.
  
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    ELN 231 Industrial Controls (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of control of rotating machinery and associated peripheral devices. Topics include rotating machine theory, ladder logic, electromechanical and solid state relays, motor controls, pilot devices, three-phase power systems, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret schematics and demonstrate an understanding of electromechanical and electronic control of rotating machinery.
  
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    ELN 232 Intro to Microprocessors (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ELN 133  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces microprocessor architecture and microcomputer systems including memory and input/output interfacing. Topics include low-level language programming, bus architecture, I/O systems, memory systems, interrupts, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot fundamental microprocessor circuits and programs using appropriate techniques and test equipment. Oral and written communications skills will be emphasized.
     
  
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    ELN 237 Local Area Networks (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take CET 111  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the fundamentals of local area networks and their operation. Topics include the characteristics of network topologies, system hardware, system configuration, installation and operation of the LAN. Upon completion, students should be able to install and maintain a local area network.
  
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    ELN 260 Prog Logic Controllers (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides a detailed study of PLC applications, with a focus on design of industrial controls using the PLC. Topics include PLC components, memory organization, math instructions, documentation, input/output devices, and applying PLCs in industrial control systems. Upon completion, students should be able to select and program a PLC system to perform a wide variety of industrial control functions.

Emergency Medical Science

  
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    EMS 110 EMT (8 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 6
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces basic emergency medical care. Topics include preparatory, airway, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children, and operations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve North Carolina State or National Registry EMT certification.
  
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    EMS 115 Defense Tactics for EMS (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course is designed to provide tactics that can be used for self-protection in dangerous and violent situations. Emphasis is placed on prediction, recognition, and response to dangerous and violent situations. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize potentially hostile situations and protect themselves during a confrontation.
  
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    EMS 120 Advanced EMT (6 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take EMS 110  
    Corequisites: Take EMS 121  
    This course is designed to provide the essential information on interventions/treatments appropriate to the Advanced EMT and is required for Advanced EMT certification. Topics include airway management, automatic external defibrillation, cardiac electrophysiology, vascular access, acid-base balance, pharmacology, medical emergencies, traumatic injuries, and fluids and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to properly obtain vascular access, manage medical and trauma patients, utilize simple and advanced airways, and correctly interpret arterial blood gases.
  
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    EMS 121 AEMT Clinical Practicum (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 6
    Prerequisites: Take EMS 110  
    Corequisites: Take EMS 120  
    This course provides the hospital and field internship/clinical experiences required in preparation for the Advanced EMT certification. Emphasis is placed on performing patient assessments, treatments, and interactions appropriate at the Advanced EMT level of care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence at the Advanced EMT skill level.
  
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    EMS 122 EMS Clinical Practicum I (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: Take EMS 110  
    Corequisites: Take EMS 130  
    This course provides the introductory hospital clinical experience for the paramedic student. Emphasis is placed on mastering fundamental paramedic skills. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence with fundamental paramedic level skills.
  
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    EMS 125 EMS Instructor Methodology (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the information need to develop and instruct EMS courses. Topics include instructional methods, lesson plan development, time management skills, and theories of adult learning. Upon completion, students should be able to teach EMS courses and meet the North Carolina EMS requirements for instructor methodology.
  
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    EMS 130 Pharmacology (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take EMS 110  
    Corequisites: Take EMS 122  
    This course introduces the fundamental principles of pharmacology and medication administration and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include medical terminology, pharmacological concepts, weights, measures, drug calculations, vascular access for fluids and medication administration and legislation. Upon completion, students should be able to accurately calculate drug dosages, properly administer medications, and demonstrate general knowledge of pharmacology.
  
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    EMS 131 Advanced Airway Management (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take EMS 110  
    Corequisites: None
    This course is designed to provide advanced airway management techniques and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include respiratory anatomy and physiology, airway/ventilation, adjuncts, surgical intervention, and rapid sequence intubation. Upon completion, students should be able to properly utilize all airway adjuncts and pharmacology associated with airway control and maintenance.
  
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    EMS 140 Rescue Scene Management (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces rescue scene management. Topics include response to hazardous material conditions, incident command, and extrication of patients from a variety of situations. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and manage rescue operations based upon initial and follow-up scene assessment.
  
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    EMS 150 Emergency Vehicles & EMS Comm (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the principles governing emergency vehicles, maintenance of emergency vehicles, and EMS communication equipment. Topics include applicable motor vehicle laws affecting emergency vehicle operation, defensive driving, collision avoidance techniques, communication systems, and information management systems. Upon completion, students should have a basic knowledge of emergency vehicles, maintenance, and communication needs.
  
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    EMS 160 Cardiology I (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take EMS 110  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the study of cardiovascular emergencies and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, electrophysiology, and basic rhythm interpretation in the monitoring leads. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and interpret basic rhythms.
  
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    EMS 220 Cardiology II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take All: EMS 122 EMS 130 , and EMS 160  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides an in-depth study of cardiovascular emergencies and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include assessment and treatment of cardiac emergencies, application and interpretation of advanced electrocardiography utilizing the twelve-lead ECG, cardiac pharmacology, and patient care. Upon completion, students should be able to assess and treat patients utilizing American Heart Association guidelines.
  
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    EMS 221 EMS Clinical Practicum II (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 6
    Prerequisites: Take All: EMS 122  and EMS 130  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides clinical experiences in the hospital and/or field. Emphasis is placed on increasing the proficiency of students' skills and abilities in patient assessments and the delivery of care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate continued progress in advanced-level patient care.
  
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    EMS 231 EMS Clinical Pract III (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 9
    Prerequisites: Take All: EMS 130  and EMS 221  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides clinical experiences in the hospital and/or field. Emphasis is placed on enhancing the students' skills and abilities in providing advanced-level care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate continued progress in advanced-level patient care.
  
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    EMS 235 EMS Management (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course stresses the principles of managing a modern emergency medical service system. Topics include structure and function of municipal governments, EMS grantsmanship, finance, regulatory agencies, system management, legal issues, and other topics relevant to the EMS manager. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the principles of managing emergency medical service delivery systems.
  
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    EMS 240 Patients W/ Special Challenges (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take All: EMS 122  and EMS 130  
    Corequisites: None
    This course includes concepts of crisis intervention and techniques of interacting with patients with special challenges and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include appropriate intervention and interaction for neglected, abused, terminally ill, chronically ill, technology assisted, bariatric, physically challenged, mentally challenged, or assaulted patients as well as behavioral emergencies. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and manage the care of patients with special challenges.
  
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    EMS 241 EMS Clinical Practicum IV (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 12
    Prerequisites: Take All: EMS 130  and EMS 231  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides clinical experiences in the hospital and/or field. Emphasis is placed on mastering the skills/competencies required of the paramedic providing advanced-level care. Upon completion, students should be able to provide advanced-level patient care as an entry-level paramedic.
  
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    EMS 250 Medical Emergencies (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take All: EMS 122  and EMS 130  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides an in-depth study of medical conditions frequently encountered in the prehospital setting and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include appropriate interventions/treatments for disorders/diseases/injuries affecting the following systems: respiratory, neurological, abdominal/gastrointestinal, endocrine, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, and immunological as well as toxicology, infectious diseases and diseases of the eyes, ears, nose and throat. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize, assess and manage the care of frequently encountered medical conditions based upon initial patient assessment.
  
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    EMS 260 Trauma Emergencies (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take All: EMS 122  and EMS 130  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides in-depth study of trauma including pharmacological interventions for conditions frequently encountered in the prehospital setting and is required for paramedic certification. Topics include an overview of thoracic, abdominal, genitourinary, orthopedic, neurological, and multi-system trauma, soft tissue trauma of the head, neck, and face as well as environmental emergencies. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and manage trauma situations based upon patient assessment and should adhere to standards of care.
  
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    EMS 270 Life Span Emergencies (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take All: EMS 122  and EMS 130  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers medical/ethical/legal issues and the spectrum of age-specific emergencies from conception through death required for paramedic certification. Topics include gynecological, obstetrical, neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric emergencies and pharmacological therapeutics. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and treat age-specific emergencies.
  
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    EMS 280 EMS Bridging Course (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course is designed to bridge the knowledge gained in a continuing education paramedic program with the knowledge gained in an EMS curriculum program. Emphasis is placed on patient assessment, advanced electrocardiography utilizing the twelve-lead ECG, advanced pharmacology, the appropriate intervention and treatment of multi-system injuries/disorders, ethics, and NC laws and rules. Upon completion, students should be able to perform advanced patient assessment and practice skills.
  
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    EMS 285 EMS Capstone (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take All: EMS 220 , EMS 250  and EMS 260  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides an opportunity to demonstrate problem-solving skills as a team leader in simulated patient scenarios and is required for paramedic certification. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, integration of didactic and psychomotor skills, and effective performance in simulated emergency situations. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and appropriately respond to a variety of EMS-related events.

Emergency Management

  
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    EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course is designed to overview sociological disaster research, disaster systems, and alternative research approaches. Topics include human and organizational behaviors, long term disaster impact on communities, disaster warning, and evacuation considerations. Upon completion, students should be able to assess and predict the impact of disaster-related human behavior.
  
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    EPT 124 EM Services Law & Ethics (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers federal and state laws that affect emergency service personnel in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist incident. Topics include initial response and long-term management strategies, with an emphasis on legal and ethical considerations and coordination between local, state, and federal agencies. Upon completion, students should have an understanding of the role of private industry, government agencies, public policies, and federal/state declarations of disasters in emergency situations.
  
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    EPT 130 Mitigation & Preparedness (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the mitigation and preparation techniques and methods necessary to minimize the impact of natural, technological, and man-made disasters. Topics include hazard identification and mapping, design and construction applications, financial incentives, insurance, structural controls, preparation, planning, assessment, implementation, and exercises. Upon completion students should be able to develop a mitigation and preparedness plan.
  
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    EPT 140 Emergency Management (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Topics include organizing for emergency management, coordinating for community resources, public sector liability, and the roles of government agencies at all levels. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of comprehensive emergency management and the integrated emergency management system.
  
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    EPT 150 Incident Management (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Topics include integrating command and control systems, maintaining communication within command and control systems, and using NIMS procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of key concepts necessary for operating within the National Incident Management System.
  
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    EPT 210 Response & Recovery (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the basic concepts, operational procedures, and authorities involved in response and recovery efforts to major disasters. Topics include federal, state, and local roles and responsibilities in major disaster response and recovery work, with an emphasis on governmental coordination. Upon completion, students should be able to implement a disaster response plan and assess the needs of those involved in a major disaster.
  
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    EPT 220 Terrorism and Emer. Mgt. (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers preparing for, responding to, and safely mitigating terrorism incidents. Topics include the history of terrorism, scene hazards, evidence preservation, risk assessment, roles and responsibilities, explosive recognition, and terrorism planning. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize the threat of terrorism and operate within the emergency management framework at a terrorism incident.
  
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    EPT 275 Emergency OPS Center Mgt (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and operate an EOC during crisis situations. Topics include properly locating and designing an EOC, staffing, training and briefing EOC personnel, and how to operate an EOC. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate how to set up and operate an effective emergency operations center.

Engineering

  
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    EGR 111 Engineer Comp and Careers (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces principles, fields of study, computational tools and techniques used in engineering and engineering technology. Topics include use of word processors, spreadsheets, databases, math editors, graphics and CAD packages, simulators, symbolic and numerical math solvers, and other related application software. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize computer applications in an engineering career.
  
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    EGR 115 Intro to Technology (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the basic skills and career fields for technicians. Topics include career options, technical vocabulary, dimensional analysis, measurement systems, engineering graphics, calculator applications, professional ethics, safety practices, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic technologies, prepare drawings and sketches, and perform computations using a scientific calculator.
  
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    EGR 150 Intro to Engineering (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course is an overview of the engineering profession. Topics include goal setting and career assessment, ethics, public safety, the engineering method and design process, written and oral communication, interpersonal skills and team building, and computer applications. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the engineering process, the engineering profession, and utilize college resources to meet their educational goals.
  
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    EGR 220 Engineering Statics (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take PHY 251  
    Corequisites: Take MAT 272  
    This course introduces the concepts of engineering based on forces in equilibrium. Topics include concentrated forces, distributed forces, forces due to friction, and inertia as they apply to machines, structures, and systems. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems which require the ability to analyze systems of forces in static equilibrium.
  
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    EGR 250 Statics/Strength of Materials (5 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take MAT 121  or MAT 171 ; Take PHY 131  or PHY 151  
    Corequisites: None
    This course includes vector analysis, equilibrium of force systems, friction, sectional properties, stress/strain, and deformation. Topics include resultants and components of forces, moments and couples, free-body diagrams, shear and moment diagrams, trusses, frames, beams, columns, connections, and combined stresses. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze simple structures.
  
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    EGR 285 Design Project (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides the opportunity to design an instructor-approved project using previously acquired skills. Emphasis is placed on selection, proposal, design, testing, and documentation of the approved project. Upon completion, students should be able to present and demonstrate projects. Oral and written communications skills will be emphasized.
     

English

  
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    ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One Set: Set 1: ENG 090  and RED 090 * Set 2: ENG-095* Set 3: DRE 098  
    *These are archived courses which are no longer available for enrollment. They will be removed in Summer 2015.
    Corequisites: None
    This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate writing as a recursive process.
    2. Demonstrate writing and inquiry in context using different rhetorical strategies to reflect, analyze, explain, and persuade in a variety of genres and formats.
    3. Students will reflect upon and explain their writing strategies.
    4. Demonstrate the critical use and examination of printed, digital, and visual materials.
    5. Locate, evaluate, and incorporate relevant sources with proper documentation.
    6. Compose texts incorporating rhetorically effective and conventional use of language.
    7. Collaborate actively in a writing community.
    This course has been identified as a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course under the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

  
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    ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ENG 111  
    Corequisites: None
    This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and writing strategies. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate and synthesize information from primary and secondary sources using documentation appropriate to various disciplines.
    This course has been identified as a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course under the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.
  
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    ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ENG 111  
    Corequisites: None
    This course, the second in a series of two, is designed to teach professional communication skills. Emphasis is placed on research, listening, critical reading and thinking, analysis, interpretation, and design used in oral and written presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to work individually and collaboratively to produce well-designed business and professional written and oral presentations.
  
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    ENG 231 American Literature I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One: ENG 112 , ENG 113  or ENG 114  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers selected works in American literature from its beginnings to 1865. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate features of literary texts in several genres, applying appropriate literary and cultural terms.
    2. Critically analyze and interpret American literature from its beginnings to 1865 within historical and cultural contexts.
    3. Write critical essays about American literature that integrate primary and secondary sources using MLA documentation and standard academic written conventions.
    This course has been identified as a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course under the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

  
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    ENG 232 American Literature II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One: ENG 112 , ENG 113  or ENG 114  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers selected works in American literature from 1865 to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

    Competencies
    1. Describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate features of literary texts in several genres, applying appropriate literary and cultural terms.
    2. Critically analyze and interpret American literature from 1865 to the present within historical and cultural contexts.
    3. Write critical essays about American literature that integrate primary and secondary sources using MLA documentation and standard academic written conventions.

    This course has been identified as a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course under the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

  
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    ENG 241 British Literature I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ENG 112 , ENG 113  or ENG 114  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers selected works in British literature from its beginnings to the Romantic Period. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.
  
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    ENG 242 British Literature II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One: ENG 112 , ENG 113  or ENG 114  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers selected works in British literature from the Romantic Period to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Fire Protection Technology

  
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    FIP 120 Intro to Fire Protection (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides an overview of the development, methods, systems and regulations that apply to the fire protection field. Topics include history, evolution, statistics, suppression, organizations, careers, curriculum, and related subjects. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the fire protection field.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Illustrate and explain the history and culture of the fire service.
    2. Discuss and describe the scope, purpose, and organizational structure of fire and emergency services.
    3. Identify protection and emergency-service careers in both the public and private sector.
    4. Describe the importance of wellness and fitness as it relates to emergency services.
    5. Identify the primary responsibilities of fire prevention personnel including: code enforcement, public information, and public and private fire protection systems.

  
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    FIP 124 Fire Prevention & Public Ed (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces fire prevention concepts as they relate to community and industrial operations referenced in NFPA standard 101. Topics include the development and maintenance of fire prevention programs, educational programs, and inspection programs. Upon completion, students should be able to research, develop, and present a fire safety program to a citizens or industrial group.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the relationship of fire prevention as it relates to the community.
    2. Demonstrate an educational program for delivery to a defined audience.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to gather research about fire deaths in the United States and knowledge of how fire prevention impacts this data.
    4. Describe inspection practices and procedures.
    5. Define the laws, rules, regulations, and codes and identify those relevant to fire prevention of the authority having jurisdictions.

  
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    FIP 128 Detection & Investigation (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers procedures for determining the origin and cause of accidental and incendiary fires referenced in NFPA standard 921. Topics include collection and preservation of evidence, detection and determination of accelerants, courtroom procedure and testimony, and documentation of the fire scene. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct a competent fire investigation and present those findings to appropriate officials or equivalent.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify key case law decisions that have affected fire investigations.
    2. Describe proper evidence collection.
    3. Describe proper courtroom procedures
    4. Explain the basic elements of fire dynamics and how they affect cause determination.
    5. Present evidence and findings from an arson scene to a defined audience.

  
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    FIP 132 Building Construction (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the principles and practices reference in NFPA standard 220 related to various types of building construction,including residential and commercial, as impacted by fire conditions. Topics include types of construction and related elements, fire resistive aspects of construction materials, building codes, collapse, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and recognize various types of construction and their positive or negative aspects as related to fire conditions.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe building construction as it relates to fire fighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, code enforcement, firefighting strategy and tactics.
    2. Analyze the hazards and tactical considerations associated with given types of building construction.
    3. Explain the correlation of loads and stresses that are placed on buildings during fires and fire suppression activities.
    4. Identify the indicators of potential structural failure as they relate to firefighter safety.
    5. Classify major types of building construction according to materials and methods used.

  
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    FIP 136 Inspections & Codes (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the fundamentals of fire and building codes and procedures to conduct an inspection referenced in NFPA standard 1730. Topics include review of fire and building codes, writing inspection reports, identifying hazards, plan reviews, site sketches, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct a fire code compliance inspection and produce a written report.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the relationship of fire and building codes as they relate to a community.
    2. Define the elements of a fire inspection program including application and the interpretation of codes, standards, and recommended practices.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the code adoption process and the basis for each jurisdiction to enact such codes and regulations.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to conduct a fire code compliance inspection and produce a written report.
    5. Review a building drawing and identify fire systems.

  
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    FIP 140 Industrial Fire Protection (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers fire protection systems in industrial facilities referenced in NFPA standard 1. Topics include applicable health and safety standards, insurance carrier regulations, other regulatory agencies, hazards of local industries, fire brigade operation, and loss prevention programs. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and evaluation an industrial facility's fire protection program.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe applicable health and safety standards as they relate to industrial fire protection.
    2. Develop a loss prevention program.
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of regulations and agencies that impact fire protection in industrial facilities.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to develop and evaluate a plan for an industrial building.
    5. Demonstrate knowledge of an organization and use of a fire brigade.

  
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    FIP 146 Fire Protection Systems (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces various types of automatic sprinklers, standpipes, fire alarm systems, and fixed and portable extinguishing systems referenced in NFPA standard 25, including their operation, installation, and maintenance. Topics include wet and dry systems, testing and maintenance, water supply requirements, fire detection and alarm systems, including application, testing, and maintenance of Halon, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, and special extinguishing agents utilized in fixed and portable systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of sprinkler and alarm systems, both fixed and portable, including appropriate application, operation, inspection, and maintenance requirements.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify the various types of automatic extinguishing systems.
    2. Describe the proper procedure to maintain an extinguishing system.
    3. Determine the design requirements for sprinklers and standpipes in a designated building.
    4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of various sprinklers and alarm systems.
    5. Define the proper application and maintenance of various sprinklers and alarm systems.

  
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    FIP 152 Fire Protection Law (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers fire protection law as referenced in NFPA standard 1. Topics include legal terms, contracts, liability, review of case histories, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss laws, codes, and ordinances as they relate to fire protection.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Define and describe the different types of laws within various levels of government.
    2. Explain the purpose of national codes and standards.
    3. Define and describe liability and negligence as it applies to fire and emergency services.
    4. Discuss applicable court decisions influencing emergency services.
    5. Explain current and emerging legal issues affecting emergency service delivery.

  
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    FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides preparation for command of initial incident operations involving emergencies within both the public and private sector referenced in NFPA standards 1561, 1710, and 1720. Topics include incident management, fire-ground tactics and strategies, incident safety, and command/control of emergency operations. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the initial incident system as it relates to operations involving various emergencies in fire and non-fire situations.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify and define the main functions within the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and how they interrelate during an incident.
    2. Explain how pre-incident plan information is gathered using pre-formatted forms and methods for storing and retrieving pre-plan information.
    3. Compare construction methods in terms of structural stability, fire extension, and fuel contribution
    4. Describe the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and apply them to fire department operations.
    5. Describe and compare offensive, defensive, and transitional fire attack methods for appropriate conditions and scenarios.

  
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    FIP 221 Adv Fire Fighting Strat (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take FIP 220  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers command-level operations for multi-company/agency operations involving fire and non-fire emergencies. Topics include advanced use of the Incident Command System(ICS), advanced incident analysis, command-level fire operations, and control of both man made and natural major disasters. Upon completion, students should be able to describe proper and accepted systems for the mitigation of emergencies at the level of overall scene command.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the relationship between the fire department, local/state government, and the federal government in large scale and extended duration incidents requiring state and federal assistance or involvement.
    2. Explain strategic goals and tactical objectives for multi-family, commercial, and industrial/manufacturing fire incidents involving multiple agencies.
    3. Discuss operational considerations for special situations and occupancies including hotels, high rise structures, health care facilities, and public assembly/school buildings.
    4. Identify operational considerations for hazardous materials and terrorism incidents, and identify roles and responsibilities of responders from various agencies.

  
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    FIP 224 Fire Instructor I & II (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to train others in fire service operations. Topics include planning, presenting, and evaluating lesson plans, learning styles, use of media, communication, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to meet the requirements of the Fire Instructor I and II objectives from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the skills and abilities needed to train others in the fire service.
    2. Develop a lesson plan for a selected topic.
    3. Demonstrate an educational program for delivery to a defined audience.
    4. Identify safety considerations in various fire safety training scenarios and make appropriate provisions for a safe learning environment.
    5. Demonstrate utilization of different types of media in an educational environment.

  
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    FIP 226 Fire Officer I & II (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the knowledge, skills, and requirements referenced in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1021 for Fire Officer I and II training. Topics include officer roles and responsibilities, budgets, fire cause determination, inspections, education, leadership, management, public relations, and other requirements included in the NFPA standard. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of relevant NFPA standards as required for state Fire Officer I and II certification.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the roles and responsibilities of an officer in the fire service.
    2. Develop a budget.
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of supervisory and management skills within the fire service.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to apply organizational guidelines and policies for given incident and non-incident situations.
    5. Explain the importance of leading and motivating individuals and others as a company or unit.

  
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    FIP 228 Local Govt Finance (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces local governmental financial principles and practices. Topics include budget preparation and justification, revenue policies, statutory requirements, audits, and the economic climate. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend the importance of finance as it applies to the operations of a department.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Define the types of budgets and typical usage for each type.
    2. Define and describe the different types of revenue fire departments receive including the advantages and disadvantages of each.
    3. Develop and present a budget for a capital outlay.
    4. Prepare a budget and written justification for the budget for presentation.
    5. Define basic finance and budgeting principles in relation to governmental agencies.

  
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    FIP 230 Chem of Hazardous Mat I (5 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 5
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the evaluation of hazardous materials referenced in NFPA standard 1072. Topics include use of the periodic table, hydrocarbon derivatives, placards and labels, parameters of combustion, and spill and leak mitigation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the chemical behavior of hazardous materials.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the relationship between the elements listed in the periodical table and fire.
    2. Develop a response plan for a hazardous materials incident.
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of the chemical behavior of hazardous materials.
    4. Describe how NFPA standard 1072 affects operations at an incident.

  
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    FIP 232 Hydraulics & Water Dist (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the flow of fluids through fire hoses, nozzles, appliances, pumps, standpipes, water mains, and other devices reference in NFPA standard 25. Emphasis is placed on supply and delivery systems, fire flow testing, hydraulic calculations, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to perform hydraulic calculations, conduct water availability tests, and demonstrate knowledge of water distribution systems.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe flow of water through various appliances.
    2. Describe pumping system.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to perform hydraulic calculations.
    4. Demonstrate knowledge of a water distribution system.

  
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    FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers supervisory skills and practices in the fire protection field. Topics include the supervisor's job, supervision skills, the changing work environment, managing change, organizing for results, discipline and grievances, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of effective fire service supervision, meeting elements of NFPA 1021.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the importance and necessity of supervisory skills and practices within the fire protection and emergency services.
    2. Develop disciplinary action plan.
    3. Demonstrate the process for dealing with a grievance.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of effective fire service supervision.
    5. Administer an employee performance evaluation.

  
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    FIP 252 Apparatus Spec & Purch (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers specification and purchase of fire apparatus referenced in NFPA standard 1901. Emphasis is placed on NFPA's standards for apparatus, recommended types of fire apparatus, purchase, and bidding procedures, and the importance of specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to make internal decisions, write specifications, and make recommendations for the purchase of major capital equipment.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Develop an apparatus specification sheet.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of bidding processes for capital expenditures.
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of the budgeting process as it relates to capital outlays.
    4. Discuss why safety must be a primary consideration in the design of the apparatus and equipment.
    5. Develop a proposal to stakeholders for approval of apparatus purchase.

  
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    FIP 256 Munic Public Relations (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course is a general survey of municipal public relations and their effect on the governmental process referenced in NFPA standard 1035. Topics include principles of public relations, press releases, press conferences, public information officers, image surveys, and the effects of perceived service on fire protection delivery. Upon completion, students should be able to manage public relations functions of organizations which meet elements of NFPA 1021 for Fire Officer I and II.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the relationship between the media and the fire service.
    2. Develop a press release for a specified incident.
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of the public information officer's responsibilities.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to manage a press conference.
    5. Discuss the use and management of social media in fire and emergency service organizations.

  
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    FIP 276 Managing Fire Services (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides an overview of fire department operative services referenced in NFPA standard 1021. Topics include finance, staffing, equipment, code enforcement,management information, specialized services, legal issues, planning, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to understand concepts and apply fire department management and operations principles.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Define the standards of efficiency and optimization.
    2. Define the framework of management and planning in the fire service.
    3. Develop management policies and plans for fire prevention and investigation practices.
    4. Explain the concepts of human resource management of public organizations.
    5. Explain how modern fire services function as all-hazards organizations.


French

  
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    FRE 111 Elementary French I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the fundamental elements of the French language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written French and demonstrate cultural awareness.
  
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    FRE 112 Elementary French II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take FRE 111  
    Corequisites: None
    This course is a continuation of FRE 111 focusing on the fundamental elements of the French language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written French and demonstrate further cultural awareness.
  
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    FRE 211 Intermediate French I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take FRE 112  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides a review and expansion of the essential skills of the French language. Emphasis is placed on the study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the past, present, and future.

Geology

  
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    GEL 111 Geology (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces basic landforms and geological processes. Topics include rocks, minerals, volcanoes, fluvial processes, geological history, plate tectonics, glaciers, and coastal dynamics. Upon completion, students should be able to describe basic geological processes that shape the earth.

    Competencies
    1. Explain fundamental geologic concepts including earth structure, plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, rock cycle, crustal deformation, surficial processes, earth resources and geohazards.
    2. Apply the basic methods of scientific inquiry in the context of geology.
    3. Recognize and quantify the operation of Earth system processes over geologic and human timescales and over local, regional and global spatial scales.
    4. Manipulate, interpret and construct visualizations of geologic data using maps, graphs, and contemporary technology.
    5. Demonstrate an appreciation for the societal relevance of geology and the impact of humans on the earth system.
    This course has been identified as a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course under the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.


Health

  
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    HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides an introduction to basic personal health and wellness. Emphasis is placed on current health issues such as nutrition, mental health, and fitness. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the factors necessary to the maintenance of health and wellness.
 

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