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    Feb 19, 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2016-17 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE.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

 

Academic Related

  
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    ACA 111 College Student Success (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the college’s physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.
  
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    ACA 118 College Study Skills (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers skills and strategies designed to improve study behaviors. Topics include time management, note taking, test taking, memory techniques, active reading strategies, critical thinking, communication skills, learning styles, and other strategies for effective learning. Upon completion, students should be able to apply appropriate study strategies and techniques to the development of an effective study plan.
  
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    ACA 121 Managing a Team (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course focuses on the process of the individual with an awareness of the reality in the collective teamwork approach for the workplace emphasizing process-orientation. Topics include how teams work, team effectiveness, team-building techniques, positive thinking, and leadership principles. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how teamwork strengthens ownership, involvement, and responsibility in the workplace.
  
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    ACA 122 College Transfer Success (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions.

    Competencies
    1. Develop a strategic plan for completing community college academic goals, including certificates, diplomas, and/or associate degrees.
    2. Develop a strategic plan for transferring to a university and preparing for a new career.
    3. Identify the rights and responsibilities of transfer students under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), including Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) designated courses, the Transfer Assured Admissions Policy (TAAP), the CAA appeals process, and university tuition surcharge.
    4. Evaluate learning strategies, including note-taking, test-taking, information processing, time management, and memorization techniques, and identify strategies for improvement.
    5. Identify essential college resources, including financial aid, advising, registration, tutoring, library services, computer labs, and counseling services and recognize the importance of these resources on student success.
    6. Identify essential college policies and procedures, including academic integrity such as avoiding plagiarism; calculating a GPA, and maintaining satisfactory academic progress for financial aid eligibility and/or good academic standing.
    This course has been identified as a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course under the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.


Accounting

  
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    ACC 120 Prin of Financial Acct (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces business decision-making using accounting information systems. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial information. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare financial statements, understand the role of financial information in decision-making and address ethical considerations.
  
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    ACC 121 Prin of Managerial Acct (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ACC 120  
    Corequisites: None
    This course includes a greater emphasis on managerial and cost accounting skills. Emphasis is placed on managerial accounting concepts for external and internal analysis, reporting and decision-making. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret transactions relating to managerial concepts including product-costing systems.
  
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    ACC 122 Principles of Financial Accounting II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ACC 120  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides additional instruction in the financial accounting concepts and procedures introduced in ACC 120. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of specific balance sheet accounts, with in-depth instruction of the accounting principles applied to these accounts. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze data, prepare journal entries, and prepare reports in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  
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    ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ACC 120  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the relevant laws governing individual income taxation. Topics include tax law, electronic research and methodologies, and the use of technology for preparation of individual tax returns. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, research applicable tax law, and complete various individual tax forms.
  
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    ACC 130 Business Income Taxes (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ACC 129  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the relevant laws governing business and fiduciary income taxes. Topics include tax law relating to business organizations, electronic research and methodologies, and the use of technology for the preparation of business tax returns. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, research applicable tax law, and complete various business tax forms.
  
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    ACC 140 Payroll Accounting (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One: ACC 115 or ACC 120  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers federal and state laws pertaining to wages, payroll taxes, payroll tax forms, and journal and general ledger transactions. Emphasis is placed on computing wages; calculating social security, income, and unemployment taxes; preparing appropriate payroll tax forms; and journalizing/posting transactions. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze data, make appropriate computations, complete forms, and prepare accounting entries using appropriate technology.
  
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    ACC 149 Intro to Acct. Spreadsheets (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One: ACC 115 or ACC 120  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides a working knowledge of computer spreadsheets and their use in accounting. Topics include pre-programmed problems, model-building problems, beginning-level macros, graphics, and what-if analysis enhancements of template problems. Upon completion, students should be able to use a computer spreadsheet to complete many of the tasks required in accounting.
  
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    ACC 150 Accounting Software Appl (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One: ACC 115 or ACC 120  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces microcomputer applications related to accounting systems. Topics include general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, payroll, and correcting, adjusting, and closing entries. Upon completion, students should be able to use a computer accounting package to solve accounting problems.
  
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    ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ACC 120 ; Take ACC 122  
    Corequisites: None
    This course is a continuation of the study of accounting principles with in-depth coverage of theoretical concepts and financial statements. Topics include generally accepted accounting principles and extensive analyses of financial statements. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting, including the application of financial standards.
  
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    ACC 221 Intermediate Acct II (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ACC 220  
    Corequisites: None
    This course is a continuation of ACC 220. Emphasis is placed on special problems which may include leases, bonds, investments, ratio analyses, present value applications, accounting changes, and corrections. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display an analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.
  
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    ACC 225 Cost Accounting (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ACC 121  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the nature and purposes of cost accounting as an information system for planning and control. Topics include direct materials, direct labor, factory overhead, process, job order, and standard cost systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display an analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.
  
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    ACC 269 Audit & Assurance Services (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ACC 220  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces selected topics pertaining to the objectives, theory and practices in engagements providing auditing and other assurance services. Topics include planning, conducting and reporting, with emphasis on the related professional ethics and standards. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the types of professional services, the related professional standards, and engagement methodology.

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology

  
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    AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration (5 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the basic refrigeration process used in mechanical refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Topics include terminology, safety, and identification and function of components; refrigeration cycle; and tools and instrumentation used in mechanical refrigeration systems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify refrigeration systems and components, explain the refrigeration process, and use the tools and instrumentation of the trade.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials, and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
    2. Identify and explain the theory, operating principle, and components of the refrigeration cycle.
    3. Identify tools, materials, and equipment used in the refrigeration industry.
    4. Evacuate, charge, recover, and safely operate a basic refrigeration /cooling system in accordance with EPA regulations.
    5. Demonstrate refrigeration piping and soldering techniques.

  
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    AHR 111 HVACR Electricity (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces electricity as it applies to HVACR equipment. Emphasis is placed on power sources, interaction of electrical components, wiring of simple circuits, and the use of electrical test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate good wiring practices and the ability to read simple wiring diagrams.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials, and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
    2. Be able to use electrical test instruments.
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of electricity as applied to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration machines.
    4. Identify the various electrical components used in HVAC equipment and explain their operation.
    5. Use Ohm's Law to calculate the current, voltage, and resistance in a circuit.
    6. Draw and interpret wiring schematics for installation and troubleshooting.
    7. Follow systematic troubleshooting procedure to diagnose electrical problems and control circuit problems.

  
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    AHR 112 Heating Technology (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the fundamentals of heating including oil, gas, and electric heating systems. Topics include safety, tools and instrumentation, system operating characteristics, installation techniques, efficiency testing, electrical power, and control systems. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the basic oil, gas, and electrical heating systems and describe the major components of a heating system.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials, and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
    2. Use industry terminology to describe principles for oil, gas, and electric warm air heating systems.
    3. Identify the major components of oil, gas, and electric heating systems.
    4. Install and start-up warm air heating systems.
    5. Identify various types of energy sources used in heating and describe the individual characteristics of each.
    6. Describe service procedures for heating systems.
    7. Use tools and instruments necessary to troubleshoot and test system efficiency.

  
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    AHR 113 Comfort Cooling (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the installation procedures, system operations, and maintenance of residential and light commercial comfort cooling systems. Topics include terminology, component operation, and testing and repair of equipment used to control and produce assured comfort levels. Upon completion, students should be able to use psychrometrics, manufacturer specifications, and test instruments to determine proper system operation.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials, and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
    2. Evaluate system operation using psychometrics, manufacturer specifications, and test instruments.
    3. Demonstrate methods of installing, testing, maintaining, and repairing comfort cooling systems.
    4. Demonstrate use of test equipment and interpretation of test equipment results.
    5. Identify refrigerants used in residential and light commercial comfort cooling systems and demonstrate the proper procedures for handling these refrigerants.

  
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    AHR 114 Heat Pump Technology (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One: AHR 110  or AHR 113  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the principles of air source and water source heat pumps. Emphasis is placed on safety, modes of operation, defrost systems, refrigerant charging, and system performance. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and analyze system performance and perform routine service procedures.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials, and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
    2. Diagram refrigerant flow through a heat pump in both the heating and cooling mode identifying refrigerant conditions and pressures.
    3. Explain the defrost cycle for air-to-air heat pumps.
    4. Identify and troubleshoot electrical control system components for heat pumps.
    5. Identify and troubleshoot refrigeration system components for heat pumps.
    6. Identify and describe the different types of heat pumps in relation to their source of heat.

  
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    AHR 130 HVAC Controls (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One: AHR 111, ELC 111 , or ELC 112  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the types of controls found in residential and commercial comfort systems. Topics include electrical and electronic controls, control schematics and diagrams, test instruments, and analysis and troubleshooting of electrical systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair common residential and commercial comfort system controls.
  
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    AHR 133 HVAC Servicing (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: Take One: AHR 112  or AHR 113  
    The course covers the maintenance and servicing of HVAC equipment. Topics include testing, adjusting, maintaining, and troubleshooting HVAC equipment and record keeping. Upon completion, students should be able to adjust, maintain, and service HVAC equipment.
  
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    AHR 151 HVAC Duct Systems I (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the techniques used to lay out and fabricate duct work commonly found in HVAC systems. Emphasis is places on the skills required to fabricate duct work. Upon completion, students should be able to lay out and fabricate simple duct work.
  
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    AHR 160 Refrigerant Certification (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the requirements for the EPA certification examinations. Topics include small appliances, high pressure systems, and low pressure systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and be prepared for the EPA certification examinations.
  
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    AHR 210 Residential Building Code (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the residential building codes that are applicable to the design and installation of HVAC systems. Topics include current residential codes as applied to HVAC design, service, and installation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the correct usage of residential building codes that apply to specific areas of the HVAC trade.
  
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    AHR 211 Residential System Design (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the principles and concepts of conventional residential heating and cooling system design. Topics include heating and cooling load estimating, basic psychrometrics, equipment selection, duct system selection, and system design. Upon completion, students should be able to design a basic residential heating and cooling system.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Design and draw a duct system in accordance with the ACCA Manual D.
    2. Apply appropriate HVACR codes to the design of residential HVACR systems.
    3. Calculate heating and cooling loads for residential structures in accordance with ACCA Manual J.


Architecture

  
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    ARC 111 Intro to Arch Technology (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces basic architectural drafting techniques, lettering, use of architectural and engineer scales, and sketching. Topics include orthographic, axonometric, and oblique drawing techniques using architectural plans, elevations, sections, and details; reprographic techniques; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and print scaled drawings within minimum architectural standards.
  
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    ARC 112 Constr Matls & Methods (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces construction materials and methodologies. Topics include construction terminology, traditional and alternative materials and their properties, manufacturing processes, construction techniques, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to detail construction assemblies and identify construction materials and properties.

    Competencies
    Student Learning Outcomes
    1.Identify construction methods.
    2.Identify traditional and sustainable construction materials and their properties.
    3.Describe basic construction sequences for residential and commercial applications.
    4.Demonstrate an understanding of construction related terminology.

  
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    ARC 113 Residential Arch Tech (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ARC 111  
    Corequisites: Take ARC 112  
    This course covers intermediate residential working drawings. Topics include residential plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a set of residential working drawings that are within accepted architectural standards.
  
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    ARC 114 Architectural CAD (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces basic architectural CAD techniques. Topics include basic commands and system hardware and software. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and plot architectural drawings to scale within accepted architectural standards.
  
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    ARC 119 Structural Drafting (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take All: ARC 113  and MAT 121 ; Take ARC 114  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces basic concepts associated with sizing and detailing structural assemblies. Topics include vocabulary, span-to-depth ratios, code requirements, shop drawings, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to perform simple calculations and prepare shop drawings and preliminary structural plans.
  
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    ARC 132 Specifications & Contracts (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ARC 112  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the development of written specification and the implications of different contractual arrangements. Topics include specification development, contracts, bidding material research, and agency responsibilities. Upon completion, students should be able to write a specification section and demonstrate the ability to interpret contractual responsibilities.
  
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    ARC 213 Design Project (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take All: ARC 111 , ARC 112 , and ARC 114  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides the opportunity to design and prepare a set of contract documents within an architectural setting. Topics include schematic design, design development, construction documents, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a set of commercial contract documents.
  
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    ARC 220 Adv Architect CAD (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ARC 114  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides file management, productivity, and CAD customization skills. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced proficiency techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to create prototype drawings and symbol libraries, compose sheets with multiple details, and use advanced drawing and editing commands.
  
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    ARC 221 Architectural 3-D CAD (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ARC 114  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces architectural three dimensional CAD applications. Topics include three-dimensional drawing, coordinate systems, viewing, rendering, modeling, and output options. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare architectural three-dimensional drawings and renderings.
  
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    ARC 230 Environmental Systems (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One Set: Set 1: ARC 111   and MAT 121  Set 2: ARC 111   and MAT 171   
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces plumbing, mechanical (HVAC), and electrical systems for the architectural environment. Topics include basic plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems for residential and/or commercial buildings with an introduction to selected code requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to develop schematic drawings for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems and perform related calculations.

Art

  
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    ART 111 Art Appreciation (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the origins and historical development of art. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of design principles to various art forms including but not limited to sculpture, painting, and architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze a variety of artistic styles, periods, and media. Art majors will not receive credit for taking this class.
    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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    ART 113 Art Methods and Materials (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides an overview of media and techniques. Emphasis is placed on exploration and manipulation of materials. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate familiarity with a variety of methods, materials, and processes.
  
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    ART 114 Art History Survey I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the development of art forms from ancient times to the Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on content, terminology, design, and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding of art as a product reflective of human social development.
    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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    ART 115 Art History Survey II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the development of art forms from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is placed on content, terminology, design, and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding of art as a product reflective of human social development.
    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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    ART 116 Survey of American Art (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the development of American art forms from colonial times to the present. Emphasis is placed on architecture, painting, sculpture, graphics, and the decorative arts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of the history of the American creative experience.
  
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    ART 121 Two Dimensional Design (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the elements and principles of design as applied to two-dimensional art. Emphasis is placed on the structural elements, the principles of visual organization, and the theories of color mixing and interaction. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and use critical and analytical approaches as they apply to two-dimensional visual art.
  
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    ART 122 Three Dimensional Design (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces basic studio problems in three-dimensional visual design. Emphasis is placed on the structural elements and organizational principles as applied to mass and space. Upon completion, students should be able to apply three dimensional design concepts.
  
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    ART 131 Drawing I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the language of drawing and the use of various drawing materials. Emphasis is placed on drawing techniques, media, and graphic principles. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the use of graphic form and various drawing processes.
  
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    ART 132 Drawing II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 131 ; Take ART 121  
    Corequisites: None
    This course continues instruction in the language of drawing and the use of various materials. Emphasis is placed on experimentation in the use of drawing techniques, media, and graphic materials. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate increased competence in the expressive use of graphic form and techniques.
  
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    ART 140 Basic Painting (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the mechanics of painting. Emphasis is placed on the exploration of painting media through fundamental techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding and application of painting.
  
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    ART 171 Computer Art I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 121  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the use of the computer as a tool for solving visual problems. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals of computer literacy and design through bit-mapped image manipulation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of paint programs, printers, and scanners to capture, manipulate, and output images.
  
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    ART 212 Gallery Assistantship I (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the practical application of display techniques. Emphasis is placed on preparation of artwork for installation, hardware systems, and exhibition graphics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic gallery exhibition skills.
  
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    ART 213 Gallery Assistantship II (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 212  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides additional experience in display techniques. Emphasis is placed on preparation of artwork for exhibition, alternative methods of installation, hardware systems, and exhibition graphics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate independent decision-making and exhibition expertise.
  
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    ART 214 Portfolio and Resume (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers resume writing, interview skills, and the preparation and presentation of an art portfolio. Emphasis is placed on the preparation of a portfolio of original artwork, the preparation of a photographic portfolio, approaches to resume writing, and interview techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to mount original art for portfolio presentation, photograph and display a professional slide portfolio, and write an effective resume.
  
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    ART 231 Printmaking I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 121  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces printmaking: its history, development techniques, and processes. Emphasis is placed on basic applications with investigation into image source and development. Upon completion, students should be able to produce printed images utilizing a variety of methods.
  
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    ART 232 Printmaking II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 231 ; Take ART 121  
    Corequisites: None
    This course includes additional methods and printmaking processes. Emphasis is placed on the printed image as related to method, source, and concept. Upon completion, students should be able to produce expressive images utilizing both traditional and innovative methods.
  
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    ART 240 Painting I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 121  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the language of painting and the use of various painting materials. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and use of various painting techniques, media, and color principles. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the use of creative processes directed toward the development of expressive form.
  
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    ART 241 Painting II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 240 ; Take ART 121  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides a continuing investigation of the materials, processes, and techniques of painting. Emphasis is placed on the exploration of expressive content using a variety of creative processes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the expanded use of form and variety.
  
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    ART 244 Watercolor (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 121  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces basic methods and techniques used in watercolor. Emphasis is placed on application, materials, content, and individual expression. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a variety of traditional and nontraditional concepts used in watercolor media.
  
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    ART 264 Digital Photography I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 121  
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces digital photographic equipment, theory and processes. Emphasis is placed on camera operation, composition, computer photo manipulation and creative expression. Upon completion, students should be able to successfully expose, digitally manipulate, and print a well-conceived composition.
  
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    ART 265 Digital Photography II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 4
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 264 ; Take ART 121  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides exploration of the concepts and processes of photo manipulation through complex composite images, special effects, color balancing and image/text integration. Emphasis is placed on creating a personal vision and style. Upon completion, students should be able to produce well-executed images using a variety of photographic and photo manipulative approaches.
  
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    ART 271 Computer Art II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 171 ; Take ART 121  
    Corequisites: None
    This course includes advanced computer imaging techniques. Emphasis is placed on creative applications of digital technology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate command of computer systems and applications to express their personal vision.
  
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    ART 275 Introduction to Graphic Design (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces students to the field of graphic design. Emphasis is placed on the basic concepts of visual communication, the design process and the ability to evaluate and discuss design issues in a critical manner. Upon completion, students should be able to use contemporary design software and visual language techniques as they apply to creative visual problem-solving involving typography, image manipulation, symbolic representation and page management while being responsive to the relationship between client, designer and audience.
  
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    ART 281 Sculpture I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 122  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides an exploration of the creative and technical methods of sculpture with focus on the traditional processes. Emphasis is placed on developing basic skills as they pertain to three dimensional expression in various media. Upon completion, students should be able to show competence in variety of sculptural approaches.
  
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    ART 282 Sculpture II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 281 ; Take ART 122  
    Corequisites: None
    This course builds on the visual and technical skills learned in ART 281. Emphasis is placed on developing original solutions to sculptural problems in a variety of media. Upon completion, students should be able to express individual ideas using the techniques and materials of sculpture.
  
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    ART 283 Ceramics I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 122  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides an introduction to three dimensional design principles using the medium of clay. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals of forming, surface design, glaze application, and firing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in slab and coil construction, simple wheel forms, glaze technique, and creative expression.
  
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    ART 284 Ceramics II (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 283 ; Take ART 122  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers advanced hand building and wheel techniques. Emphasis is placed on creative expression, surface design, sculptural quality, and glaze effect. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a high level of technical competence in forming and glazing with a development of three-dimensional awareness.
  
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    ART 285 Ceramics III (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 284  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides the opportunity for advanced self-determined work in sculptural and functional ceramics. Emphasis is placed on developing the technical awareness of clay bodies, slips, engobes, and firing procedures necessary to fulfill the student's artistic goals. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of materials and techniques necessary to successfully create original projects in the clay medium.
  
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    ART 286 Ceramics IV (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 285  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides the opportunity for self¬ determined work in sculptural and functional ceramics. Emphasis is placed on developing the technical awareness of glaze materials, glaze formulation, and firing techniques necessary to fulfill the student's artistic goals. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of materials and techniques necessary to successfully create original projects in the clay medium.
  
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    ART 288 Studio (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ART 121  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides the opportunity for advanced self-determined work beyond the limits of regular studio course sequences. Emphasis is placed on creative self-expression and in-depth exploration of techniques and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to create original projects specific to media, materials, and techniques.

Astronomy

  
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    AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take MAT 070  MAT 080  MAT 151  DMA 060  or MAT 161 ; Take RED 090  or ENG 111 
    Corequisites: Take AST 111A 
    This course introduces an overall view of modern astronomy. Topics include an overview of the solar system, the sun, stars, galaxies, and the larger universe. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the universe around them.
  
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    AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: Take AST 111  
    The course is a laboratory to accompany AST 111. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences which enhance the materials presented in AST 111 and which provide practical experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the universe around them.

Automotive Technology

  
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    AUT 113 Automotive Servicing I (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course is a lab used as an alternative to co-op placement. Emphasis is placed on shop operations, troubleshooting, testing, adjusting, repairing, and replacing components using appropriate test equipment and service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform a variety of automotive repairs using proper service procedures and to operate appropriate equipment.
  
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    AUT 116 Engine Repair (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: Take AUT 116A  
    This course covers the theory, construction, inspection, diagnosis, and repair of internal combustion engines and related systems. Topics include fundamental operating principles of engines and diagnosis, inspection, adjustment, and repair of automotive engines using appropriate service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic diagnosis, measurement and repair of automotive engines using appropriate tools, equipment, procedures, and service information.
  
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    AUT 116A Engine Repair Lab (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: Take AUT 116  
    This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include diagnosis, inspection, adjustment, and repair of automotive engines using appropriate service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic diagnosis, measurement and repair of automotive engines using appropriate tools, equipment, procedures, and service information.
  
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    AUT 123 Powertrain Diagn & Serv (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take DRE 097  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the diagnosis, repair and service of the vehicle powertrain and related systems. Topics include fundamental operating principles of engines and transmissions and use of proper service procedures for diagnosis, service and removal and replacement of major components. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic service and diagnosis of the powertrain and related systems, and to perform in vehicle repairs and remove and replace components.
  
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    AUT 141 Suspension & Steering System (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: Take AUT 141A  
    This course covers principles of operation, types, and diagnosis/repair of suspension and steering systems to include steering geometry. Topics include manual and power steering systems and standard and electronically controlled suspension and steering systems. Upon completion, students should be able to service and repair steering and suspension components, check and adjust various alignment angles, repair tires, and balance wheels.
  
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    AUT 141A Suspension & Steering Lab (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: Take AUT 141  
    This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include manual and power steering systems and standard and electronically controlled suspension and steering systems. Upon completion, students should be able to service and repair steering and suspension components, check and adjust alignment angles, repair tires, and balance wheels.
  
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    AUT 151 Brake Systems (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: Take AUT 151A  
    This course covers principles of operation and types, diagnosis, service, and repair of brake systems. Topics include drum and disc brakes involving hydraulic, vacuum boost, hydra-boost, electrically powered boost, and anti-lock and parking brake systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, service, and repair various automotive braking systems.
  
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    AUT 151A Brakes Systems Lab (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: Take AUT 151  
    This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include drum and disc brakes involving hydraulic, vacuum-boost, hydraboost, electrically powered boost, and anti-lock, parking brake systems and emerging brake systems technologies. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, service, and repair various automotive braking systems.
  
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    AUT 181 Engine Performance I (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: Take AUT 181A  
    This course covers the principles, systems, and procedures required for diagnosing and restoring engine performance using electrical/electronics test equipment. Topics include procedures for diagnosis and repair of ignition, emission control, and related electronic systems. Upon completion, students should be able to describe operation of and diagnose/repair ignition/emission control systems using appropriate test equipment and service information.
  
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    AUT 181A Engine Performance I Lab (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: Take AUT 181  
    This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include overviews of engine operation, ignition components and systems, fuel delivery, injection components and systems and emission control devices and emerging engine performance technologies. Upon completion, students should be able to describe operation and diagnose/repair basic ignition, fuel and emission related drivability problems using appropriate test equipment/service information.
  
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    AUT 183 Engine Performance 2 (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take AUT 181 ; Take DRE 097  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers study of the electronic engine control systems, the diagnostic process used to locate engine performance concerns, and procedures used to restore normal operation. Topics will include currently used fuels and fuel systems, exhaust gas analysis, emission control components and systems, OBD II (on-board diagnostics) and interrelated electrical/electronic systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair complex engine performance concerns using appropriate test equipment and service information.
  
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    AUT 213 Automotive Servicing 2 (2 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take DRE 097  
    Corequisites: None
    This course is a lab used as an alternative to co-op placement. Emphasis is placed on shop operations, troubleshooting, testing, adjusting, repairing, and replacing components using appropriate test equipment and service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform a variety of automotive repairs using proper service procedures and to operate appropriate equipment.
  
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    AUT 221 Auto Transm/Transaxles (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take DRE 097  
    Corequisites: Take AUT 221A  
    This course covers operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automatic transmissions/transaxles. Topics include hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical/electronic operation of automatic drive trains and the use of appropriate service tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operational theory and diagnose and repair automatic drive trains.
  
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    AUT 221A Auto Transm/Transax Lab (1 Credit Hour)


    Class Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take DRE 097  
    Corequisites: Take AUT 221  
    This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical/electronic operation of automatic drive trains and the use of appropriate service tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair automatic drive trains.
  
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    AUT 231 Man Trans/Axles/Drtrains (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take DRE 097  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the operation, diagnosis, and repair of manual transmissions/transaxles, clutches, drive shafts, axles, and final drives. Topics include theory of torque, power flow, and manual drive train service and repair using appropriate service information, tools, and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operational theory and diagnose and repair manual drive trains.
  
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    AUT 281 Adv Engine Performance (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take DRE 097  AUT 181  
    Corequisites: None
    This course utilizes service information and specialized test equipment to diagnose and repair power train control systems. Topics include computerized ignition, fuel and emission systems, related diagnostic tools and equipment, data communication networks, and service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform diagnosis and repair.

Automation Training

  
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    ATR 112 Intro to Automation (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the basic principles of automated systems and describes the tasks that technicians perform on the job. Topics include the history, development, and current applications of robots and automated systems including their configuration, operation, components, and controls. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the basic concepts of automation and robotic systems.  Additional topics include automated assembly systems and production economics.
  
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    ATR 211 Robot Programming (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take ATR 112  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides the operational characteristics of robots and programming in their respective languages. Topics include robot programming, teach pendants, PLC integration, operator interfaces, the interaction of external sensors, machine vision, network systems, and other related devices. Upon completion, students should be able to program and demonstrate the operation of various robots.

Biology

  
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    BIO 110 Principles of Biology (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides a survey of fundamental biological principles for non-science majors. Emphasis is placed on basic chemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, evolution, ecology, diversity, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate increased knowledge and better understanding of biology as it applies to everyday life.
    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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    BIO 111 General Biology I (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is placed on basic biological chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels.
    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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    BIO 112 General Biology II (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take BIO 111  
    Corequisites: None
    This course is a continuation of BIO 111. Emphasis is placed on organisms, evolution, biodiversity, plant and animal systems, ecology, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of life at the organismal and ecological levels.
    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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    BIO 155 Nutrition (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers the biochemistry of foods and nutrients with consideration of the physiological effects of specialized diets for specific biological needs. Topics include cultural, religious, and economic factors that influence a person's acceptance of food as well as nutrient requirements of the various life stages. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the functions and sources of nutrients, the mechanisms of digestion, and the nutritional requirements of all age groups.
  
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    BIO 161 Intro to Human Biology (3 Credits)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides a basic survey of human biology. Emphasis is placed on the basic structure and function of body systems and the medical terminology used to describe normal and pathological states. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of normal anatomy and physiology and the appropriate use of medical terminology.
  
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    BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and special senses. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.
  
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    BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take BIO 168  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides a continuation of the comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems as well as metabolism, nutrition, acid-base balance, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.
  
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    BIO 180 Biological Chemistry (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: None
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides an introduction to basic biochemical processes in living systems. Topics include properties of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, vitamins, and buffers, with emphasis on biosynthesis, degradation, function, and equilibrium. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental biochemical concepts.
  
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    BIO 250 Genetics (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take BIO 112  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers principles of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell genetics. Emphasis is placed on the molecular basis of heredity, chromosome structure, patterns of Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, evolution, and biotechnological applications. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and describe genetic phenomena and demonstrate knowledge of important genetic principles.
  
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    BIO 265 Cell Biology (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One: BIO 111 BIO 275 , or BIO 280  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides an in-depth study of cellular organization and communication, biochemical cell processes, and cellular growth, replication and death. Topics include organelle structure and function, nucleic acid and protein synthesis, gene organization and regulation, cell signaling mechanisms, bioenergetics, cell motility and apoptosis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of cell structure and function and lab skills including microscopy, cell culture, and molecular biology techniques.
  
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    BIO 271 Pathophysiology (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One: BIO 163 BIO 166 , or BIO 169  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides an in-depth study of human pathological processes and their effects on homeostasis. Emphasis is placed on interrelationships among organ systems in deviations from homeostasis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of pathophysiology.
  
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    BIO 275 Microbiology (4 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One: BIO 110 , BIO 111 , BIO 163 , BIO 165 , or BIO 168  
    Corequisites: None
    This course covers principles of microbiology and the impact these organisms have on man and the environment. Topics include the various groups of microorganisms, their structure, physiology, genetics, microbial pathogenicity, infectious diseases, immunology, and selected practical applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills including microscopy, aseptic technique, staining, culture methods, and identification of microorganisms.
  
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    BIO 280 Biotechnology (3 Credit Hours)


    Class Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
    Prerequisites: Take One: BIO 111 , CHM 131 , or CHM 151  
    Corequisites: None
    This course provides experience in selected laboratory procedures. Topics include proper laboratory techniques in biology and chemistry. Upon completion, students should be able to identify laboratory techniques and instrumentation in basic biotechnology.
 

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