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College Catalog: Course Listings

Courses required in PDCCC’s academic programs, and those which may be offered as electives, are listed below in alphabetical order by academic discipline. In determining which courses will be offered each semester, PDCCC tries to anticipate the program needs of current and prospective students. Some courses are offered only once per academic year, and some electives less frequently. Students are encouraged to see their program advisor for assistance in planning their program of study. PDCCC may add courses from the VCCS Master Course File to meet student needs. The VCCS Master Course File may be searched here: http://courses.vccs.edu/courses


Accounting

ACC 110 – Introduction to Computerized Accounting
Introduces the computer in solving accounting problems. Focuses on the operation of computers. Presents the accounting cycle and financial statement preparation in a computerized system and other applications for financial and managerial accounting.
(1-2 Cr.) Lecture 1-2 hours. Total 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
1 credit at PDCCC

ACC 211 – Principles of Accounting I
Introduces accounting principles with respect to financial reporting. Demonstrates how decision makers use accounting information for reporting purposes. Focuses on the preparation of accounting information and its use in the operation of organizations, as well as methods of analysis and interpretation of accounting information.
Credits 3 – 4. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. Total 3 – 4 hours per week.
A laboratory co-requisite (ACC 213) may be required as identified by the college
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ACC 212 – Principles of Accounting II
Introduces accounting principles with respect to cost and managerial accounting. Focuses on the application of accounting information with respect to product costing, as well as its use within the organization to provide direction and to judge performance.
Credits – 3-4.Lecture 3-4 hours per week. Total Contact Hours – 3-4 per week.
Pre-requisite: ACC 211; A laboratory co-requisite (ACC 214) may be required as identified by the college
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC


Administration of Justice

ADJ 100 – Survey of Criminal Justice
Presents an overview of the United States criminal justice system; introduces the major system components–law enforcement, judiciary, and corrections.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 107 – Survey of Criminology
Surveys the volume and scope of crime; considers a variety of theories developed to explain the causation of crime and criminality.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 110 – Introduction to Law Enforcement
Studies the philosophy and history of law enforcement, presenting an overview of the crime problem and policy response issues. Surveys the jurisdictions and organizations of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Examines the qualification requirements and career opportunities in the law enforcement profession.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 111 – Law Enforcement Organization & Administration I
Teaches the principles of organization and administration of law enforcement agencies. Studies the management of line operations, staff and auxiliary services, investigative and juvenile units. Introduces the concept of data processing; examines policies, procedures, rules, and regulations pertaining to crime prevention. Surveys concepts of protection of life and property, detection of offenses, and apprehension of offenders. Prerequisite for ADJ 112, divisional approval or ADJ 111. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 112 – Law Enforcement Organization & Administration II
Teaches the principles of organization and administration of law enforcement agencies. Studies the management of line operations, staff and auxiliary services, investigative and juvenile units. Introduces the concept of data processing; examines policies, procedures, rules, and regulations pertaining to crime prevention. Surveys concepts of protection of life and property, detection of offenses, and apprehension of offenders. Prerequisite for ADJ 112, divisional approval or ADJ 111. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 116 – Special Enforcement Topics
Considers contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in modern law enforcement.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 133 – Ethics and the Criminal Justice Professional
Examines ethical dilemmas pertaining to the criminal justice system, including those in policing, courts and corrections. Focuses on some of the specific ethical choices that must be made by the criminal justice professional.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 140 – Introduction to Corrections
Focuses on societal responses to the offender. Traces the evolution of practices based on philosophies of retribution, deterrence, and rehabilitation. Reviews contemporary correctional activities and their relationships to other aspects of the criminal justice system.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 145 – Corrections and the Community
Studies and evaluates the relationships and interactions between correctional organizations and free society. Focuses on the shared responsibility of the community and corrections agencies to develop effective programs for management and treatment of criminal offenders.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 171 – Forensic Science I
Introduces student to crime scene technology, procedures for sketching, diagramming and using casting materials. Surveys the concepts of forensic chemistry, fingerprint classification/identification and latent techniques, drug identification, hair and fiber evidence, death investigation techniques, thin-layer chromatographic methods, and arson materials examination. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ADJ 215 – Report Writing
Introduces the basic mechanics and procedures of report writing; emphasizes clear, concise and accurate writing of communications as they relate to law enforcement records, investigations, and research.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 227 – Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel
Surveys the basic guarantees of liberty described in the U. S. Constitution and the historical development of these restrictions on government power, primarily through U. S. Supreme Court decisions. Reviews rights of free speech, press, assembly, as well as criminal procedure guarantees (to counsel, jury trial, habeas corpus, etc.) as they apply to the activities of those in the criminal justice system.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 231 – Community Policing
Examines the history of police-community relations and the role of both the community and the police in establishing a crime fighting partnership for success. Emphasizes building relationships between police officers and the community they serve. Includes case studies from various cities that have undertaken the philosophy of community policing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 234 – Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
Surveys the historical and current practices of terrorism that are national, transnational, or domestic in origin. Includes biological, chemical, nuclear, and cyber-terrorism. Teaches the identification and classification of terrorist organizations, violent political groups and issue-oriented militant movements. Examines investigative methods and procedures utilized in counter terrorist efforts domestically and internationally.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 245 – Management of Correctional Facilities
Describes management options and operational implications for staffing, security, safety, and treatment. Considers impact of changes in public policy on corrections.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 247 – Criminal Behavior
Introduces and evaluates the concepts of normal and abnormal behavior. Focuses on the psychological and sociological aspects of criminal and other deviant behavior patterns.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 248 – Probation, Parole, and Treatment
Surveys the philosophy, history, organization, personnel and functioning of traditional and innovative probation and parole programs; considers major treatment models for clients.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ADJ 250 – Global Security Concepts for Law Enforcement and National Security
Identifies and examines the interrelationship of significant global issues and events that affect local and national crime and security interests of the United States. Emphasizes the economic dimensions of international events and the transnational ripple effect they have on the security and well-being of others residing in distant localities or lands. Explores issues of cooperation and coordination of investigative and prosecutive activities in a global environment.
3 credits Lecture Hours:3 Laboratory Hours: 0 Total Contact Hours: 3
3 credits

ADJ 295 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

ADJ 298 – Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
4 credits at PDCCC


Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

AIR 111 – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Controls I
Presents electron theory, magnetism, Ohm’s Law, resistance, current flow, instruments for electrical measurement, A.C. motors, power distribution controls and their application. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

AIR 121 – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I
Studies refrigeration theory, characteristics of refrigerants, temperature, and pressure, tools and equipment, soldering, brazing, refrigeration systems, system components, compressors, evaporators, metering devices. Presents charging and evaluation of systems and leak detection. Explores servicing the basic system. Explains use and care of oils and additives and Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

AIR 122 – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II
Studies refrigeration theory, characteristics of refrigerants, temperature, and pressure, tools and equipment, soldering, brazing, refrigeration systems, system components, compressors, evaporators, metering devices. Presents charging and evaluation of systems and leak detection. Explores servicing the basic system. Explains use and care of oils and additives and troubleshooting of small commercial systems. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

AIR 134 – Circuits and Controls I
Presents circuit diagrams for air conditioning units, reading and drawing of circuit diagrams, types of electrical controls. Includes analysis of air conditioning circuits, components, analysis and characteristics of circuits and controls, testing and servicing. Introduces electricity for air conditioning which includes circuit elements, direct current circuits and motors, single and three-phase circuits and motors, power distribution systems, and protective devices. Studies the electron and its behavior in passive and active circuits and components. Demonstrates electronic components and circuits as applied to air conditioning system. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-9 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

AIR 154 – Heating Systems I
Introduces types of fuels and their characteristics of combustion; types, components and characteristics of burners, and burner efficiency analyzers. Studies forced air heating systems including troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and servicing. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

AIR 235 – Heat Pumps
Studies theory and operation of reverse cycle refrigeration including supplementary heat as applied to heat pump systems, including service, installation and maintenance.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

AIR 238 – Advanced Troubleshooting and Service
Presents advanced service techniques on wide variety of equipment used in refrigeration, air conditioning, and phases of heating and ventilation and controls.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

AIR 293 – Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course’s viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits

AIR 298 – Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits


American Sign Language

ASL 101 – American Sign Language I
Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Deaf Community, including basic vocabulary, syntax, fingerspelling, and grammatical non-manual signals. Focuses on communicative competence. Develops gestural skills as a foundation for ASL enhancement. Introduces cultural knowledge and increases understanding of the Deaf Community. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ASL 125 – History & Culture of the Deaf Community I
Presents an overview of various aspects of Deaf Culture, including educational and legal issues.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ASL 220 – Comparative Linguistics: ASL & English
Describes spoken English and ASL (American Sign Language) on five levels: phonological, morphological, lexical, syntactic, and discourse. Compares and contrasts the two languages on all five levels using real-world examples. Documents similarities between signed languages and spoken languages in general. Describes the major linguistic components and processes of English and ASL. Introduces basic theories regarding ASL structure. Emphasizes ASL’s status as a natural language by comparing and contrasting similarities and unique differences between the two languages. Prerequisite: ASL 201.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Architectural Drafting

ARC 121 – Architectural Drafting I
Introduces techniques of architectural drafting, including lettering, dimensioning, and symbols. Requires production of plans, sections, and elevations of a simple building. Studies use of common reference material and the organization of architectural working drawings. Requires development of a limited set of working drawings, including a site plan, related details, and pictorial drawings. Part I of II.Credit will not awarded for both ARC 121 and ARC 123.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits


Art

ART 101 – History and Appreciation of Art I
Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture, and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ART 105 – Art in World Culture
Approaches the visual arts conceptually rather than historically. Develops a non-technical understanding of spatial arts such as architecture and industrial design. Includes painting, sculpture, and graphics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ART 121 – Drawing I
Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash and color media. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ART 122 – Drawing II
Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as composition as applied to still life, landscape and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash and color media. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. Part II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits


Administrative Support Technology

AST 101 – Keyboarding I
Teaches the alpha/numeric keyboard with emphasis on correct techniques, speed, and accuracy. Teaches formatting of basic personal and business correspondence, reports and tabulation. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 103) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

AST 102 – Keyboarding II
Develops keyboarding and document production skills with emphasis on preparation of specialized business documents. Continues skill-building for speed and accuracy. Prerequisite AST 101. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 104) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

AST 113 – Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy
Focuses on improving keyboarding speed and accuracy through assigned exercises that diagnose problem areas. Emphasizes increased productivity through improved speed and accuracy. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-2 hours per week.
1 credits

AST 141 – Word Processing (Specify Software)
Teaches creating and editing documents, including line and page layouts, columns, fonts, search/replace, cut/paste, spell/thesaurus, and advanced editing and formatting features of word processing software. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 144) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

AST 147 – Introduction to Presentation Software (Spcify Software)
Introduces presentation options including slides, transparencies, and other forms of presentations.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
1 credit at PDCCC

AST 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

AST 205 – Business Communications
Teaches techniques of oral and written communications. Emphasizes writing and presenting business-related materials.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

AST 234 – Records and Database Management
Teaches filing and records management procedures using microcomputer database software. Incorporates both manual and electronic methods for managing information. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 235) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

AST 236 – Specialized Software Applications (Specify Software)
Teaches specialized integrated software application on the microcomputer. Emphasizes document production to meet business and industry standards. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 237) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

AST 243 – Office Administration I
Develops an understanding of the administrative support role and the skills necessary to provide organizational and technical support in a contemporary office setting. Emphasizes the development of critical-thinking, problem-solving, and job performance skills in a business office environment. Prerequisite AST 101.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

AST 244 – Office Administration II
Enhances skills necessary to provide organizational and technical support in a contemporary office setting. Emphasizes administrative and supervisory role of the office professional. Includes travel and meeting planning, office budgeting and financial procedures, international issues, and career development. Prerequisite AST 243 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

AST 247 – Legal Machine Transcription
Develops machine transcription skills, integrating operation of transcribing equipment with understanding of legal terminology. Emphasizes dictation techniques and accurate transcription of legal documents in prescribed formats. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 248) may be required. Prerequisite AST 102 or equivalent.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

AST 253 – Advanced Desktop Publishing I (Specify Software)
Introduces specific desktop publishing software. Teaches document layout and design, fonts, type styles, style sheets, and graphics. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent and experience in using a word processing package. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 255) may be required.
Lecture 2-4 hours per week.
2-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

AST 271 – Medical Office Procedures I
Covers medical office procedures, records management, preparation of medical reports, and other medical documents. Co-requisite AST 102 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Biology

BIO 100 – Basic Human Biology
Presents basic principles of human anatomy and physiology. Discusses cells, tissues, and selected human systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BIO 101 – General Biology I
Focuses on foundations in cellular structure, metabolism, and genetics in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part I of a two-course sequence.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits
Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 plus completion of developmental math unit 3 required or placement in unit 4 or above
4 credits

BIO 102 – General Biology II
Focuses on diversity of life, anatomy and physiology of organisms, and ecosystem organization and processes in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part II of a two-course sequence.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits
Prerequisite is BIO 101
4 credits

BIO 141 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
4 credits

BIO 142 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
4 credits

BIO 149 – Microbiology for Allied Health
Studies the characteristics of microorganisms that are especially important to programs in the Allied Health fields. This course also emphasizes these characteristics in regard to individual and community health. Prerequisites: ENG 03, ENG 05, MTH 04, and NAS 05.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

BIO 150 – Introductory Microbiology
Studies the general characteristics of microorganisms. Emphasizes their relationships to individual and community health.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

BIO 205 – General Microbiology
Examines morphology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and control of microorganisms. Emphasizes application of microbiological techniques to selected fields. Prerequisites one year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or divisional approval.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

BIO 256 – General Genetics
Explores the principles of genetics ranging from classical Mendelian inheritance to the most recent advances in the biochemical nature and function of the gene. Includes experimental design and statistical analysis. Prerequisite BIO 101-102 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

BIO 270 – General Ecology
Studies interrelationships between organisms and their natural and cultural environments with emphasis on populations, communities, and ecosystems. Prerequisite BIO 101-102 or divisional approval.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-9 hours per week.
3-4 credits


Basic Skills

BSK 1 – Whole Numbers
Covers whole number principles and computations. Credits not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 0-4 hours. Total 1-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits

BSK 41 – Language Arts, Level 1
Introduces basic reading and writing skills in preparation for subsequent courses by focusing on vocabulary development (simple phonics, dictionary skills), conventions of Standard English (basic grammar, punctuation, sentence structure), reading comprehension (reading process, topics), study skills (time management, textbook format), and critical thinking skills (fact and opinion).
Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 0-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits


Building

BLD 111 – Blueprint Reading and the Building Code
Introduces reading and interpreting various kinds of blueprints and working drawings with reference to local, state, and national building codes.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

BLD 140 – Principles of Plumbing Trade I
Studies the plumbing trade, the structure of the plumbing trade, apprenticeship standards, job safety, tools of the trade, the approved installation of plumbing materials, types of sanitary drainage pipe and piping layout of sanitary piping.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BLD 149 – Carpentry I
Presents an introduction to carpentry, with an emphasis on residential/light construction. Introduces basic carpentry terminology. Covers identification and proper sue of hand and power tools common to the industry, construction materials, construction techniques, safety precautions, working drawings and the team approach to construction.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Business

BUS 100 – Introduction to Business
Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Develops business vocabulary.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 108 – Business Etiquette
Presents basic etiquette for individuals desiring to succeed in a business environment. Topics include manners, business attire, networking, socializing, and meeting protocol. Includes tips on how to handle basic issues associated with diversity, plurality, and cultural and family values. Discusses how contemporary displays of personal expressions may impact business relationships.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

BUS 110 – Business Protocol
Presents basic business etiquette, customs and protocol for individuals desiring to succeed in the global business environment. Presents information on new manners relating to diversity, plurality, family values, sexual freedom, substance abuse, hiring and firing practices. Discusses dress, language, communication traditions, socializing, traveling and meeting protocol.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 111 – Principles of Supervision I
Teaches the fundamentals of supervision, including the primary responsibilities of the supervisor. Introduces factors relating to the work of supervisor and subordinates. Covers aspects of leadership, job management, work improvement, training and orientation, performance evaluation, and effective employee/ supervisor relationships.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

BUS 116 – Entrepreneurship
Presents the various steps considered necessary when going into business. Includes areas such as product-service analysis, market research evaluation, setting up books, ways to finance startup, operations of the business, development of business plans, buyouts versus starting from scratch, and franchising. Uses problems and cases to demonstrate implementation of these techniques.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 117 – Leadership Development
Covers interpersonal relations in hierarchical structures. Examines the dynamics of teamwork, motivation, handling change and conflict and how to achieve positive results through others.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 125 – Applied Business Mathematics
Applies mathematical operations to business process and problems such as wages and payroll, sales and property taxes, checkbook records and bank reconciliation, depreciation, overhead, distribution of profit and loss in partnerships, distribution of corporate dividends, commercial discounts, markup, markdown, simple interest, present values, bank discount notes, multiple payment plans, compound interest annuities, sinking funds, and amortization.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 149 – Workplace Ethics
Provides a broad overview of ethics in the modern day business world including workforce skill building and self awareness through group discussions. Discusses workplace topics such as diversity, substance abuse, hiring and firing and workplace practices, appropriate dress, communication, business ethics, and interviewing.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

BUS 165 – Small Business Management
Identifies management concerns unique to small businesses. Introduces the requirements necessary to initiate a small business, and identifies the elements comprising a business plan. Presents information establishing financial and administrative controls, developing a marketing strategy, managing business operations, and the legal and government relationships specific to small businesses.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 193 – Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course’s viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits

BUS 200 – Principles of Management
Teaches management and the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Focuses on application of management principles to realistic situations managers encounter as they attempt to achieve organizational objectives.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 201 – Organizational Behavior
Presents a behaviorally oriented course combining the functions of management with the psychology of leading and managing people. Focuses on the effective use of human resources through understanding human motivation and behavior patterns, conflict management and resolution, group functioning and process, the psychology of decision-making, and the importance of recognizing and managing change.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 205 – Human Resource Management
Introduces employment, selection, and placement of personnel, forecasting, job analysis, job descriptions, training methods and programs, employee evaluation systems, compensation, benefits, and labor relations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 221 – Business Statistics I
Focuses on statistical methodology in the collection, organization, presentation, and analysis of data; concentrates on measures of central tendency, dispersion, probability concepts and distribution, sampling, statistical estimation, normal and T distribution and hypotheses for means and proportions. Prerequisite MTH 163 or division approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 223 – Distribution and Transportation
Examines the background and history of transportation, emphasizing the fundamental role and importance the industry plays in companies, society, and the environment in which transportation service is provided. Provides an overview of carrier operations, management, technology, and strategies including transportation regulations and public policy.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 234 – Supply Chain Management
Examines the process of planning, organizing, and controlling the flow of materials and services from supplier to end users/ customers. Focuses on coordinating supply management, operations and integrated logistics into a seamless pipeline to maintain a continual flow of products and services.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 236 – Communication in Management
Introduces the functions of communication in management with emphasis on gathering, organizing, and transmitting facts and ideas. Teaches the basic techniques of effective oral and written communication.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 241 – Business Law I
Develops a basic understanding of the US business legal environment. Introduces property and contract law, agency and partnership liability, and government regulatory law. Students will be able to apply these legal principles to landlord/tenant disputes, consumer rights issues, employment relationships, and other business transactions.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 255 – Inventory and Warehouse Management
Emphasizes the relationships of inventory and warehouse management to customer service and profitability of the wholesale distributor. Focuses on the role of computerized systems and resulting information for effective management of inventory and the warehouse under various conditions.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 265 – Ethical Issues in Management
Examines the legal, ethical, and social responsibilities of management. May use cases to develop the ability to think and act responsibly.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 280 – Introduction to International Business
Studies the problems, challenges, and opportunities which arise when business operations or organizations transcend national boundaries. Examines the functions of international business in the economy, international and transnational marketing, production, and financial operations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 285 – Current Issues in Management
Designed as a capstone course for management majors, the course is designed to provide an integrated perspective of the current issues and trends in business management. Contemporary issues will be explored in a highly participatory class environment.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

BUS 293 – Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course’s viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits


Computer Aided Drafting and Design

CAD 201 – Computer Aided Drafting and Design I
Teaches computer-aided drafting concepts and equipment designed to develop a general understanding of components of a typical CAD system and its operation. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 201 and DRF 201.)
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits


Childhood Development

CHD 118 – Language Arts for Young Children
Emphasizes the early development of children’s language and literacy skills. Presents techniques and methods for supporting all aspects of early literacy. Surveys children’s literature, and examines elements of promoting oral literacy, print awareness, phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, quality storytelling and story reading. Addresses strategies for intervention and support for exceptional children and English Language Learners.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

CHD 119 – Introduction to Reading Methods
Focuses on promoting language and literacy skills as the foundation for emergent reading. Emphasizes phonetic awareness and alphabetic principles, print awareness and concepts, comprehension and early reading and writing. Addresses strategies for intervention and support for exceptional children and English Language Learners.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

CHD 120 – Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Introduces early childhood development through activities and experiences in early childhood, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary programs. Investigates classroom organization and procedures, and use of classroom time and materials, approaches to education for young children, professionalism, and curricular procedures.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

CHD 145 – Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children
Focuses on children’s exploration, play, and creative expression in the areas of art, music, and movement. Emphasis will be on developing strategies for using various open-ended media representing a range of approaches in creative thinking. Addresses strategies for intervention and support for exceptional children and English Language Learners.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

CHD 146 – Math, Science, and Social Studies for Children
Provides experiences in content, methods, and materials for the development of math, science, and social studies skills in children. Emphasis will be on developing strategies for using various resources to facilitate children’s construction of knowledge. Addresses strategies for intervention and support for children with special needs and English Language Learners.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

CHD 164 – Working with Infants and Toddlers in Inclusive Settings
Examines developmental and behavioral principles and practices and how these provide the most developmentally suitable curriculum and learning environment for very young children. Includes working with very young children with typical development, as well as those who are gifted, or have developmental delays or disabilities.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

CHD 165 – Observation & Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings
Focuses on observation as the primary method for gathering information about children in early childhood settings. Emphasizes development of skills in the implementation of a range of observation techniques. Includes 40 hours of field placement in early learning setting. Two hours seminar. 2 hours field placement. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

CHD 166 – Infant and Toddler Programs
Examines child growth and development from birth to 36 months. Focuses on development in the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and language domains. Emphasizes the importance of the environment and relationships for healthy brain development during the child’s first three years of life. Investigates regulatory standards for infant/toddler care giving.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 Contact Hours.
3 credits

CHD 205 – Guiding the Behavior of Children
Explores the role of the early childhood educator in supporting emotional and social development of children, and in fostering a sense of community. Presents practical strategies for encouraging prosocial behavior, conflict resolution and problem solving. Emphasizes basic skills and techniques in child guidance.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

CHD 210 – Introduction to Exceptional Children
Reviews the history of and legal requirements for providing intervention and educational services for young children with special needs. Studies the characteristics of children with a diverse array of needs and developmental abilities. Explores concepts of early intervention, inclusion, guiding behavior and adapting environments to meet children’s needs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

CHD 215 – Models of Early Childhood Education Programs
Studies and discusses the various models and theories of early childhood education programs including current trends and issues. Presents state licensing and staff requirements.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

CHD 216 – Early Childhood Programs, School, and Social Change
Explores methods of developing positive, effective relations with families to enhance their developmental goals for children. Considers culture and other diverse needs, perspectives, and abilities of families and educators. Emphasizes advocacy and public policy awareness as an important role of early childhood educators. Describes risk factors and identifies community resources.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

CHD 265 – Advanced Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings
Focuses on implementation of activity planning and observation of children through participation in early childhood settings. Emphasizes responsive teaching practices and assessment of children’s development. Reviews legal and ethical implications of working with children. Supports the student in creating a professional educational portfolio. Includes 40 hours of field placement in early learning setting. Two hours seminar. 2 hours field placement. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

CHD 270 – Administration of Childcare Programs
Examines the skills needed for establishing and managing early childhood programs. Emphasizes professionalism and interpersonal skills, program planning, staff selection and development, creating policies, budgeting, and developing forms for recordkeeping.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

CHD 298 – Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits


Chinese

CHI 101 – Beginning Chinese I
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills; emphasizes basic Chinese sentence structure. Prerequisite: CHI 101 for CHI 102. Part I of II.
Lecture 5 hours per week.
5 credits

CHI 102 – Beginning Chinese II
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills; emphasizes basic Chinese sentence structure. Prerequisite: CHI 101 for CHI 102. Part II of II.
Lecture 5 hours per week.
5 credits

CHI 201 – Conversational Chinese (Mandarin) I
Offers intensive practice in comprehending and speaking Chinese, with emphasis on developing structure and fluency. Prerequisite CHI 102. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits

CHI 202 – Conversational Chinese (Mandarin) II
Offers intensive practice in comprehending and speaking Chinese, with emphasis on developing structure and fluency. Prerequisite CHI 102. Part II of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits


Chemistry

CHM 1 – Chemistry
Presents basic inorganic and organic principles to students with little or no chemistry background. Can be taken in subsequent semesters as necessary until course objectives are completed.
Lecture 1-4 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 1-7 hours per week.
1-5 credits

CHM 101 – Introductory Chemistry I
Emphasizes experimental and theoretical aspects of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. Discusses general chemistry concepts as they apply to issues within our society and environment. Designed for the non-science major. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

CHM 102 – Introductory Chemistry II
Emphasizes experimental and theoretical aspects of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. Discusses general chemistry concepts as they apply to issues within our society and environment. Designed for the non-science major. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

CHM 111 – General Chemistry I
Explores the fundamental laws, theories, and mathematical concepts of chemistry. Designed primarily for science and engineering majors. Requires a strong background in mathematics. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits.

CHM 112 – General Chemistry II
Explores the fundamental laws, theories, and mathematical concepts of chemistry. Designed primarily for science and engineering majors. Requires a strong background in mathematics. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits.


Computer Aided Drafting

CAD 151 – Engineering Drawing Fundamentals I
Introduces technical drafting from the fundamentals through advanced drafting practices. Includes lettering, geometric construction, technical sketching, orthographic projection, sections, intersections, development, fasteners. Teaches theory and application of dimensioning and tolerances, pictorial drawing, and preparation of drawings. Part I of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 151 and DRF 151.)
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4-6 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
3 credits

CAD 241 – Parametric Solid Modeling I
Focuses on teaching students the design of parts by parametric solid modeling. Topics covered will include, but not limited to, sketch profiles; geometric and dimensional constraints; 3-D features; model generation by extrusion, revolution and sweep; and the creation of 2-D drawing views that include sections, details and auxiliary. Part I of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 241 and DRF 241.)
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC


Computer Science

CSC 198 – Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

CSC 200 – Introduction to Computer Science
Provides broad introduction to computer science. Discusses architecture and function of computer hardware, including networks and operating systems, data and instruction representation and data organization. Covers software, algorithms, programming languages and software engineering. Discusses artificial intelligence and theory of computation. Includes a hand-on component.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

CSC 201 – Computer Science I
Introduces algorithm and problem solving methods. Emphasizes structured programming concepts, elementary data structures and the study and use of a high level programming language. Corequisite MTH 173 or equivalent or divisional approval.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits

CSC 202 – Computer Science II
Examines data structures and algorithm analysis. Covers data structures (including sets, strings, stacks, queues, arrays, records, files, linked lists, and trees), abstract data types, algorithm analysis (including searching and sorting methods), and file structures. Prerequisite CSC 201. Corequisite MTH 174.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits

CSC 205 – Computer Organization
Examines the hierarchical structure of computer architecture. Focuses on multi-level machine organization. Uses a simple assembler language to complete programming projects. Includes processors, instruction, execution, addressing techniques, data representation and digital logic.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

CSC 208 – Introduction to Discrete Structures
Covers Boolean algebra, combinatorial and sequential circuits, algorithms and algorithm analysis, recursion, recurrence relations, graphs, and trees.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): CSC 201
3 credits


Communication Studies and Theatre

CST 100 – Principles of Public Speaking
Applies theory and principles of public address with emphasis on preparation and delivery.
Lecture 3 hour per week.
3 credits

CST 110 – Introduction to Communication
Examines the elements affecting speech communication at the individual, small group, and public communication levels with emphasis on practice of communication at each level.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

CST 151 – Film Appreciation I
Provides students with a critical understanding of film through the discussion and viewing of motion pictures with emphasis upon the study of film history and the forms and functions of film. Students will develop skills to analyze the shared social, cultural and historical influences of films and their contexts. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Dietetics

DIT 121 – Nutrition I
Studies food composition, dietary guidelines, and nutrients essential to healthy human life. Analyzes nutrient function and metabolism.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Drafting

DRF 120 – Introduction to Graphic Representation
Teaches use of instruments, lettering, sketching, and drawing conventions. Emphasizes legible drawings and the value of presentation.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits

DRF 151 – Engineering Drawing Fundamentals I
Introduces technical drafting from the fundamentals through advanced drafting practices. Includes lettering, geometric construction, technical sketching, orthographic projection, sections, intersections, development, fasteners. Teaches theory and application of dimensioning and tolerances, pictorial drawing, and preparation of drawings. Part I of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4-6 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
3 credits

DRF 175 – Schematics and Mechanical Diagrams
Covers interpretation of basic shop drawings, conventional symbols, common electrical and electronics symbols, wiring diagrams, hydraulic and pneumatic symbols, schematic drawings, and piping diagrams.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits


Economics

ECO 115 – Understanding Our Environment: An Economic Introduction
Explores basic economic theory as it relates to the issues of environmental problems and natural resource use. Examines the approaches to local, state, and national environmental policy. Investigates issues of sustainability with a global perspective.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ECO 120 – Survey of Economics
Presents a broad overview of economic theory, history, development, and application. Introduces terms, definitions, policies, and philosophies of market economies. Provides some comparison with other economic systems. Includes some degree of exposure to microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts.
Lecture 2-3 hours.
2-3 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ECO 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduces macroeconomics including the study of Keynesian, classical, monetarist principles and theories, the study of national economic growth, inflation, recession, unemployment, financial markets, money and banking, the role of government spending and taxation, along with international trade and investments.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ECO 202 – Principles of Microeconomics
Introduces the basic concepts of microeconomics. Explores the free market concepts with coverage of economic models and graphs, scarcity and choices, supply and demand, elasticities, marginal benefits and costs, profits, and production and distribution.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Education

EDU 100 – Introduction to Education
Provides an overview of teaching as a career with orientation to theories, practices, responsibilities, guidelines, current trends and issues in education.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

EDU 190 – Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

EDU 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

EDU 198 – Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

EDU 199 – Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

EDU 200 – Introduction to Teaching As a Profession
Provides an orientation to the teaching profession in Virginia, including historical perspectives, current issues, and future trends in education on the national and state levels. Emphasizes information about teacher licensure examinations, steps to certification, teacher preparation and induction programs, and attention to critical shortage areas in Virginia. Includes supervised field placement (recommended: 40 clock hours) in a K-12 school. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 24 credits of transfer courses or departmental approval for students accepted into Virginia’s Teachers for Tomorrow program.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

EDU 235 – Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education
Focuses on the health and developmental needs of children and the methods by which these needs are met. Emphasizes positive health, hygiene, nutrition and feeding routines, childhood diseases, and safety issues. Emphasizes supporting the mental and physical well being of children, as well as procedures for reporting child abuse.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level.
3 credits

EDU 280 – Technology Standards for Teachers
Provides K-12 classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel. Certification is dependent on the supervisor’s or employer’s approval. Pre-requisite of ITE 115 or instructor approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

EDU 285 – Teaching Online Program (TOP)
Instructs educators in the method and practice for delivery of online course content. Includes instructional technology and instructional design theory and practice, with skills and strategies that educators will use to engage students and create a collaborative online environment.
Prerequisite: Proficient working knowledge of the current VCCS online course delivery system. Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

EDU 287 – Instructional Design for Online Learning
Prepares educators to design online courses that encourage active learning and student participation. Focuses on instructional design practices including the development of content tied to learning objectives and a peer-based approach to evaluating courses.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

EDU 295 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits


Electrical Technology

ELE 116 – Electrical Construction Estimating
Studies methods and techniques used to develop an estimate for electrical construction wiring and equipment installation. Ore or Co-requisite: ELE 127 or equivalent.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

ELE 121 – Electrical Circuits I
Studies passive and active components with applications. Includes DC and AC analysis of networks and circuits as applied to fundamental electrical and electronic circuits and systems. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 122 – Electrical Circuits II
Studies passive and active components with applications. Includes DC and AC analysis of networks and circuits as applied to fundamental electrical and electronic circuits and systems. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 133 – Practical Electricity I
Teaches the fundamentals of electricity, terminology, symbols, and diagrams. Includes the principles essential to the understanding of general practices, safety and the practical aspects of residential and non-residential wiring and electrical installation, including fundamentals of motors and controls.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 134 – Practical Electricity II
Teaches the fundamentals of electricity, terminology, symbols, and diagrams. Includes the principles essential to the understanding of general practices, safety and the practical aspects of residential and non-residential wiring and electrical installation, including fundamentals of motors and controls. Pre/Corequisite MTH 02 or equivalent. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 135 – National Electrical Code – Residential
Studies purposes and interpretations of the national electrical code that deals with single and multi-family dwellings, including state and local regulations.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ELE 150 – A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals
Provides an intensive study of the fundamentals of direct and alternating current, resistance, magnetism, inductance and capacitance, with emphasis on practical applications. Focuses on electrical/machines applications.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ELE 160 – Power Controls
Introduces basic electrical and other controls used in home and industry. Includes application of panels, fuse boxes, breakers, and transformers, experiments to develop testing and troubleshooting techniques.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
Prerequisite – ELE 150 or ETR 113

ELE 177 – Photovoltaic Energy Systems
Teaches techniques for conduct site surveys, installing system components, installing inverters and performing system sizing and system maintenance. Introduces different battery configurations, and charge controllers. Introduces safety, system design and layout, National Electric Code, Component Selection, wiring and installation techniques.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

ELE 193 – Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course’s viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits

ELE 216 – Industrial Electricity
Studies rotating devices, single phase and polyphase distribution, magnetic devices, circuits and systems for industrial applications.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ELE 239 – Programmable Controllers
Examines installation, programming, interfacing, and concepts of troubleshooting programmable controllers.
Lecture 1 – 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 – 4 hours per week. 2 – 3 Credits
2-3 credits
Prerequisite – ELE 150 or ETR 113 or ELE 160

ELE 293 – Studies in
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to access the course’s viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits


Emergency Medical Services

EMS 111 – Emergency Medical Technician
Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and National Registry EMT. Focuses on all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician. Prerequisite: EM 100 or EMT 109/equivalent Co-requisite: EMS 120.
5 lecture hours; 4 lab hours; 9 hours per week
7 credits

EMS 112 – Emergency Medical Technician-Basic I
Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and/or National Registry EMT-Basic. Focuses on all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician Basic.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits

EMS 113 – Emergency Medical Technician-Basic II
Continues preparation of student for certification as a Virginia and/or National Registry EMT-Basic. Includes all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician Basic.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

EMS 120 – Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Clinical
Observes in a program approved clinical/field setting. Includes topics for both EMS 111 and EMS 113, dependent upon the program in which the student is participating and is a co-requisite to both EMS 111 and EMS 113.
Lab 2 hours; 2 hours per week
1 credits

EMS 151 – Introduction to Advanced Life Support
Prepares the student for Virginia Enhanced certification eligibility and begins the sequence for National Registry Intermediate and/or Paramedic certification. Includes the theory and application of the following: foundations, human systems, pharmacology, overview of shock, venous access, airway management, patient assessment, respiratory emergencies, allergic reaction, and assessment based management. Conforms at a minimum to the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum. Co-requisite: EMS 170.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits

EMS 152 – Advanced EMT Completion
Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Advanced, Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of multiple complaints. Includes, but are not limited to conditions relating to diabetic, neurological, abdominal pain, environmental, behavioral, gynecology, and toxicological disease conditions. Also includes Advanced EMT level cardiac, trauma and special population topics.
Credits 2. Lecture 1 hour. Lab 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite – Current EMT Certification and EMS 151. Co-requisite – EMS 151
2 credits

EMS 153 – Basic ECG Recognition
Focuses on the interpretation of basic electrocardiograms (ECG) and their significance. Includes an overview of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system including structure, function and electrical conduction in the heart. Covers advanced concepts that build on the knowledge and skills of basic dysrhythmia determination and introduction to 12 lead ECG.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits

EMS 154 – ALS Cardiac Care
Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes Advanced Life Support (ALS) airway management, electrical therapy, pharmacology, drug and fluid administration with emphasis on patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of cardiovascular emergencies. It will incorporate the current American Heart Association (AHA) – ACLS guidelines and curriculum including stroke management.
Credits 2. Lecture 1 hour. Lab 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Pre/Co-requisites: EMS 153.
2 credits

EMS 157 – ALS – Trauma Care
Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Utilizes techniques which will allow the student to utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient. Prerequisites: Current EMT-B certification and EMS 151.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

EMS 159 – ALS – Special Populations
Continues the Virginia office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Focuses on the assessment and management of specialty patients including obstetrical, pediatric, and neonates.
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours; 4 Hours per week
Pre reqs. EMS 151 and EMS 153; Pre or Co-reqs EMS 155
3 credits

EMS 170 – ALS Internship I
Begins the first in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma centers and various advanced life support units.
Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
1 credit at PDCCC

EMS 172 – ALS Clinical Internship II
Continues with the second in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room and Trauma Centers. Co-requisite: EMS 151.
Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
1 credit at PDCCC

EMS 173 – ALS Field Internship II
Continues with the second in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits


Emergency Medical Technology

EMT 109 – CPR for Healthcare Providers
Provides training in all phases of adult, pediatric, and infant resuscitation procedures. Includes introduction to cardiac pathophysiology and preventive measures. Prepares students for certification by the American Heart Association at the Healthcare Provider Level.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits


Energy Technology

ENE 104 – Energy Industry Fundamentals
Provides a broad understanding of the electric and natural gas utility industry and the energy generation, transmission, and distribution infrastructure. Covers business models, regulations, types of energy and their conversion to useable energy such as electric power, how generated power is transmitted and distributed to the point of use, emerging technologies, and the connection to careers in the energy industry.
Lecture 4-5 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
4-5 credits
4 credits at PDCCC


English Fundamentals

ENF 1 – Preparing for College English I
Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require extensive preparation to succeed in college-level English courses.Students will place into this course based on placement test score. Upon successful completion and faculty recommendation, students will move into Preparing for College English III (if they require additional preparation) or into college-level English (if they require no additional preparation). Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Lecture 8 hours per week.
Credits 8, Lecture 8, Contact Hours 8
Qualifying placement test score.
8 credits

ENF 2 – Preparing for College English II
Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require intermediate preparation to succeed in college-level English courses. Students will place into this course based on placement test score. Upon successful completion and faculty recommendation, students will move into Preparing for College Level III (if they require additional preparation) or into college-level English (if they require no additional preparation). Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
4 Credits, 4 Lecture, 4 Contact Hours
Qualifying placement test score.
4 credits

ENF 3 – Preparing for College English III
Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require minimal preparation for college-level English but still need some preparation to succeed. Students in this course will be co-enrolled in college-level English. Students will place into this course based on placement test score. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Credits 2, Lecture 2, Contact Hours 2
Qualifying placement score. Co-Enrollment in a college-level English course.
2 credits


English

ENG 111 – College Composition I
Introduces students to critical thinking and the fundamentals of academic writing. Through the writing process, students refine topics: develop and support ideas; investigate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate resources; edit for effective style and usage; and determine appropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes. Writing activities will include exposition and argumentation with at least one researched essay.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 112 – College Composition II
Continues to develop college writing with increased emphasis on critical essays, argumentation, and research, developing these competencies through the examination of a range of texts about the human experience. Requires students to locate, evaluate, integrate, and document sources and effectively edit for style and usage. Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete ENG 111 or its equivalent, and must be able to use word processing software.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 125 – Introduction to Literature
Introduces students to a range of literary genres that may include poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, and other cultural texts, as it continues to develop college writing. Prerequisite: ENG 111.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 131 – Technical Report Writing I
Offers a review of organizational skills including paragraph writing and basic forms of technical communications, various forms of business correspondence, and basic procedures for research writing. Includes instruction and practice in oral communication skills.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 211 – Creative Writing I
Introduces the student to the fundamentals of writing imaginatively. Students write in forms to be selected from poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 212 – Creative Writing II
Introduces the student to the fundamentals of writing imaginatively. Students write in forms to be selected from poetry, fiction, drama, and essays. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 236 – Introduction to the Short Story
Examines selected short stories emphasizing the history of the genre. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval.
Lecture 3 hours.
3 credits

ENG 241 – Survey of American Literature I
Examines American literary works from colonial times to the present, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of our national literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 242 – Survey of American Literature II
Examines American literary works from colonial times to the present, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of our national literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 250 – Children’s Literature
Surveys the history, development and genres of children’s literature, focusing on analysis of texts for literary qualities and in terms of audience.
Credit Hours: 3: Lecture Hours: 3: Lab Hours: 0: Total Contact Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or 125 (or divisional approval).
3 credits

ENG 253 – Survey of African-American Literature I
Examines selected works by Black American writers from the colonial period to the present. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 267 – The Modern Novel
Studies the modern novel. Emphasizes appreciation and interpretation of selected novels. Requires critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 271 – The Works of Shakespeare I
Examines selected works of Shakespeare. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Environmental Science

ENV 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits


Electronics Technology

ETR 113 – D.C. and A.C. Fundamentals I
Studies D.C. and A.C. circuits, basic electrical components, instruments, network theorems, and techniques used to predict, analyze and measure electrical quantities. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

ETR 114 – D.C. and A.C. Fundamentals II
Studies D.C. and A.C. circuits, basic electrical components, instruments, network theorems, and techniques used to predict, analyze and measure electrical quantities. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

ETR 193 – Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course’s viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits

ETR 203 – Electronic Devices I
Studies active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors, amplifiers and others. Prerequisite: Knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

ETR 204 – Electronic Devices II
Studies active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors, amplifiers and others. Prerequisite: Knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

ETR 221 – Electronic Controls I
Discusses characteristics and performance of linear control systems with one or more feedback loops. Includes functions and properties of various components encountered in control systems including servo-amplifiers and error detectors, machine synchronization for automatic operations. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

ETR 222 – Electronic Controls II
Discusses characteristics and performance of linear control systems with one or more feedback loops. Includes functions and properties of various components encountered in control systems including servo-amplifiers and error detectors, machine synchronization for automatic operations. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

ETR 273 – Computer Electronics I
Teaches principles of digital electronics and microprocessors to familiarize the student with typical circuits and methods used to interface computer and/or controllers with various I/O devices. Includes exposure to high level programming as well as assembly language routines. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ETR 286 – Principles and Applications of Robotics
Provides an overview of terminology, principles, practices, and applications of robotics. Studies development, programming; hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic controls; sensors, and system troubleshooting.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
3 credits at PDCCC
Prerequisite – MEC 140

ETR 293 – Mini-Computers
Provides fundamentals of mini-computers and a study of mini- computer circuits, troubleshooting and repair.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits


Financial Services

FIN 107 – Personal Finance
Presents a framework of personal money management concepts, including establishing values and goals, determining sources of income, managing income, preparing a budget, developing consumer buying ability, using credit, understanding savings and insurance, providing for adequate retirement, and estate planning.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


French

FRE 101 – Beginning French I
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic French sentence structure. Part I of II.
Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
4-5 credits

FRE 102 – Beginning French II
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic French sentence structure. Part II of II.
Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
4-5 credits

FRE 201 – Intermediate French I
Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. French is used in the classroom. Prerequisite French 102 or equivalent. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
3-4 credits

FRE 202 – Intermediate French II
Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. French is used in the classroom. Prerequisite French 102 or equivalent. Part II of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
3-4 credits


Geography

GEO 210 – People and the Land: Intro to Cultural Geography
Focuses on the relationship between culture and geography. Presents a survey of modern demographics, landscape modification, material and non-material culture, language, race and ethnicity, religion, politics, and economic activities. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

GEO 220 – World Regional Geography
Studies physical and cultural characteristics of selected geographical regions of the world. Focuses upon significant problems within each of the regions, and examines the geographical background of those problems. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


German

GER 101 – Beginning German I
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic German sentence structures. Part I of II.
Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour oral practice per week.
4-5 credits

GER 102 – Beginning German II
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic German sentence structures. Part II of II.
Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour oral practice per week.
4-5 credits


Geographic Information Systems

GIS 101 – Introduction to Geospatial Technology I
Provides an introduction to the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems, (GPS) and remote sensing components of Geospatial Technology. Teaches the introductory concepts of geographic location and problem solving by using GIS and GPS units in demonstrating solutions to cross-curricular applications of the technology. Part I of II. Prerequisite: Basic Computer Literacy.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

GIS 102 – Introduction to Geospatial Technology II
Continues with the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and remote sensing components of Geospatial Technology. Covers additional concepts of geographic location and problem solving by using GIS and GPS units in demonstrating solutions to cross-curricular applications of the technology. Part II of II. Prerequisite: Basic Computer Literacy.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

GIS 200 – Geographical Information Systems I
Provides hands-on introduction to a dynamic desktop GIS (Geographic Information System). Introduces the components of a desktop GIS and their functionality. Emphasizes manipulation of data for the purpose of analysis, presentation, and decision-making. Prerequisite: ITE 115 or ITE 119 or equivalent.
Lecture 2 – 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 – 5 hours per week. 3 – 4 Credits.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC


Geology

GOL 110 – Earth Science
Examines the dynamics of the earth and its relation to the solar system. Applies the principles of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy in a multi- disciplinary science environment. Stresses the effects of geologic processes on the environment.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

GOL 111 – Oceanography I
Examines the dynamics of the oceans and ocean basins. Applies the principles of physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

GOL 112 – Oceanography II
Examines the dynamics of the oceans and ocean basins. Applies the principles of physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits


Health Care Technology

HCT 101 – Health Care Technician I
Teaches basic care skills with emphasis on physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients. Covers procedures, communications and interpersonal relations; observation, charting and reporting; care planning, safety and infection control; anatomy and physiology, nutrition and patient feeding; ethics, death and dying. Prepares mutli-skilled health care workers to care for patients of various ages with special emphasis on geriatric nursing, home health, long and short term care facilities.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

HCT 102 – Health Care Technician II
Applies theory through laboratory experience for health care technicians to work in home health, long and short term facilities. Prerequisite: HCT 101.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 3-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

HCT 115 – Medication Administration Training
Prepares students to safely administer, or to assist in client self-administration of medications in specific settings. Includes practice. Meets curriculum requirements of the State Board of Nursing.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week.
2-3 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

HCT 190 – Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
1 credit at PDCCC


Health Information Management

HIM 106 – International Classification of Diseases I
Introduces International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification Coding I (ICD-9-CM) coding classification system and provides actual coding exercises. NOT INTENDED FOR HIT MAJORS. Prerequisite: HLT 143.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits

HIM 107 – International Classification of Diseases II
Stresses advanced International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification Coding II (ICD-9-CM) coding skills through practical exercises. NOT INTENDED FOR HIT MAJORS. Prerequisite: HIT 106 or HIM 106.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

HIM 110 – Introduction to Human Pathology
Introduces the basic concepts, terminology, etiology, and characteristics of pathological processes.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIM 141 – Fundamentals of Health Information Systems I
Focuses on health data collection, storage, retrieval and reporting systems, with emphasis on the role of the computer in accomplishing these functions. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIM 142 – Fundamentals of Health Information System II
Continues focus of health data collection, storage, retrieval and reporting systems, with emphasis on the role of the computer in accomplishing these functions. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIM 151 – Reimbursement Issues in Medical Practice Management
Introduces major reimbursement systems in the United States. Focuses on prospective payment systems, managed care, and documentation necessary for appropriate reimbursement. Emphasizes management of practice to avoid fraud.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits

HIM 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits

HIM 254 – Advanced Coding and Reimbursement
Focuses on the applications and evaluation of advanced coding skills through practical exercises using actual healthcare data; while examining the components of DRGs, APCs and APGs and other prospective payment in the healthcare environment. Utilizes current coding standards in identifying payment methodologies, revenue cycle management and reimbursement.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC


History

HIS 101 – History of Western Civilization I
Examines the development of western civilization from ancient times to the present. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIS 102 – History of Western Civilization II
Examines the development of western civilization from ancient times to the present. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIS 111 – History of World Civilization I
Surveys Asian, African, Latin American, and European civilizations from the ancient period to the present. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIS 112 – History of World Civilization II
Surveys Asian, African, Latin American, and European civilizations from the ancient period to the present. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIS 121 – United States History I
Surveys United States history from its beginning to the present. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIS 122 – United States History II
Surveys United States history from its beginning to the present. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIS 125 – History of the American Indian
Examines the history and culture of the native peoples of the Americas.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIS 127 – Women in American History
Studies the role of women and attitudes toward women in American society from colonial times to the present.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIS 135 – History of the Contemporary World
Analyzes world developments since World War II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIS 181 – History and Theory of Historic Preservation
Provides a foundation and introduction to historic preservation practices and issues in Virginia and the United States. Emphasizes legislation, policies, and methodologies that form our present national, state, and local preservation systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIS 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

HIS 262 – United States History in Film
Examines selected topics in the United States history which shaped the American experience, presented in film.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIS 281 – History of Virginia I
Examines the cultural, political, and economic history of the Commonwealth from its beginning to the present. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HIS 282 – History of Virginia II
Examines the cultural, political, and economic history of the Commonwealth from its beginning to the present. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Health

HLT 105 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, life-threatening emergencies, and sudden illness. Equivalent to EMS 100.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

HLT 109 – CPR Recertification
Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, life-threatening emergencies, and sudden illness.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

HLT 110 – Concepts of Personal and Community Health
Studies the concepts related to the maintenance of health, safety, and the prevention of illness at the personal and community level.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits

HLT 116 – Introduction to Personal Wellness Concepts
Introduces students to the dimensions of wellness including the physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual, occupational, and social components.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits

HLT 122 – Introduction to Alcohol Abuse and Control
Explores the physiological, psychological, sociological effects of alcohol. Studies why people drink, disease concepts, alcohol tolerance curves, and alcohol’s effect on the operation of a motor vehicle.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

HLT 130 – Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Studies nutrients, sources, functions, and requirements with an introduction to diet therapy.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits

HLT 135 – Child Health and Nutrition
Focuses on the physical needs of the preschool child and the methods by which these are met. Emphasizes health routines, hygiene, nutrition, feeding and clothing habits, childhood diseases, and safety as related to health growth and development.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HLT 140 – Orientation to Health Related Professions
Explores the interrelated roles and functions of various members of the health team.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
2 credits at PDCCC

HLT 141 – Introduction to Medical Terminology
Focuses on medical terminology for students preparing for careers in the health professions.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

HLT 143 – Medical Terminology I
Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HLT 144 – Medical Terminology II
Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HLT 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

HLT 250 – General Pharmacology
Emphasizes general pharmacology for the health related professions covering general principles of drug actions/reactions, major drug classes, specific agent within each class, and routine mathematical calculations needed to determine desired dosages.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

HLT 261 – Basic Pharmacy I
Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HLT 262 – Basic Pharmacy II
Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HLT 263 – Basic Pharmacy I Lab
Provides practical experience to supplement instruction in HLT 261-262. Should be taken concurrently with HLT 261-262, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college. Part I of II.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits

HLT 264 – Basic Pharmacy II Lab
Provides practical experience to supplement instruction in HLT 261-262. Should be taken concurrently with HLT 261-262, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college. Part II of II.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits

HLT 290 – Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

HLT 295 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits


Humanities

HUM 201 – Survey of Western Culture I
Studies thought, values, and arts of Western culture, integrating major developments in art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy. Covers the following periods: Ancient and Classical, Early Christian and Byzantine, Medieval, and Early Renaissance.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HUM 202 – Survey of Western Culture II
Studies thought, values, and arts of Western culture, integrating major developments in art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy. Covers the following periods: Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, Romantic, and Modern.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HUM 211 – Survey of American Culture I
Examines elements of our national culture as they evolved from the first European explorations through colonization and independence to the present day. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HUM 212 – Survey of American Culture II
Examines elements of our national culture as they evolved from the first European explorations through colonization and independence to the present day. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HUM 220 – Introduction to African American Studies
Presents an interdisciplinary approach to the study of African-American life, history, and culture. Examines specific events, ideologies, and individuals that have shaped the contours of African-American life. Studies the history, sociology, economics, religion, politics, psychology, creative productions, and culture of African- Americans.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

HUM 246 – Creative Thinking
Examines and analyzes creative and effective thinking processes with applications in individual and group projects to solve business, scientific, environmental, and other practical problems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Industrial Engineering Technology

IND 113 – Materials and Processes in Manufacturing I
Studies materials and processes for the manufacture of products. Investigates the nature of various materials. Examines the manufacturing processes of industry and their effects on materials. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

IND 137 – Team Concepts & Problem Solving
Studies team concepts and problem solving techniques to assist project teams in improving quality and productivity. Provides knowledge of how to work as a team, plan and conduct good meetings, manage logistics and details, gather useful data, communicate the results and implement changes.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

IND 165 – Principles of Industrial Technology I
Introduces principle concepts of technology involving mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal power as they relate to force, work, and rate.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.`
4 credits

IND 166 – Principles of Industrial Technology II
Introduces principle concepts of technology involving mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal power as they relate to resistance, energy, power, and force transformers. Places an emphasis on mechanical and advantage systems. Prerequisite: IND 165.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits

IND 193 – Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course’s viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits

IND 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

IND 265 – Principles of Industrial Technology III
Introduces principle concepts of technology involving momentary waves and vibrations, energy converters, and transducers. Includes the study of unique energy transference. Prerequisite: IND 166.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hors. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits

IND 266 – Principles of Industrial Technology IV
Introduces principle concepts of technology involving transducers, radiation light and optical systems, and time constants. Includes the study of laser technology and usage. Prerequisite: IND 265.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits


Instrumentation

INS 110 – Principles of Instrumentation
Introduces various types of instruments and gauges used in the manufacturing processes. Examines basic principles of pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic and mechanically operated devices. Requires a report as an out-of-class activity.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits


Information Technology Design and Database

ITD 110 – Web Page Design I
Stresses a working knowledge of web site designs, construction, and management using HTML or XHTML. Includes headings, lists, links, images, image maps, tables, forms, and frames.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ITD 132 – Structured Query Language
Incorporates a working introduction to commands, functions and operators used in SQL for extracting data from standard databases.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ITD 210 – Web Page Design II
Incorporates advanced techniques in web site planning, design, usability, accessibility, advanced site management, and maintenance utilizing web editor software(s).
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits


Information Technology Essentials

ITE 55 – Certification Preparation
Serves as a review of objectives for a specific Certification. Uses certification test preparation software, when available, in conjunction with a faculty resource person. May be repeated for credit.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

ITE 101 – Introduction to Microcomputers
Examines concepts and terminology related to microcomputers and introduces specific uses of microcomputers.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits

ITE 115 – Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
Covers computer concepts and internet skills, and uses a software suite which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to demonstrate skills. Recommended prerequisite keyboarding skills.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITE 119 – Information Literacy
Presents the information literacy core competencies focusing on the use of information technology skills. Skills and knowledge will be developed in database searching, computer applications, information security and privacy, and intellectual property issues.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ITE 130 – Introduction to Internet Services
Provides students with a working knowledge of Internet terminology and services including e-mail, WWW browsing, search engines, ftp, file compression, and other services using a variety of software packages. Provides instruction for basic web page construction.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITE 140 – Spreadsheet Software
Covers the use of spreadsheet software to create spreadsheets with formatted cells and cell ranges, control pages, multiple sheets, charts, and macros. Topics include type and edit text in a cell, enter data on multiple worksheets, work with formulas and functions, create charts, pivot tables, and styles, insert headers and footers, and filter data.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITE 150 – Desktop Database Software
Incorporates instruction in planning, defining, and using a database; performing queries;
producing reports; working with multiple files; and concepts of database programming. Includes database concepts, principles of table design and table relationships, entering data, creating and using forms, using data from different sources, filtering, creating mailing labels.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITE 160 – Introduction to E-Commerce
Studies the culture and demographics of the Internet, on-line business strategies and the hardware and software tools necessary for Internet commerce. Includes the identification of appropriate target segments, the development of product opportunities, pricing structures, distribution channels over the Internet, and the execution of marketing strategy in computer- mediated environments. Presents case histories of successful Web applications.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITE 170 – Multimedia Software
Explores technical fundamentals of creating multimedia projects with related hardware and software. Students will learn to manage resources required for multimedia production and evaluation and techniques for selection of graphics and multimedia software.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ITE 180 – Help Desk Support Skills
Emphasizes instruction in customer support techniques required for analyzing and coordinating software and hardware solutions for end-user needs. includes evaluation and communication techniques required to provide help desk support necessary to transfer knowledge and enable implementation of a solution.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ITE 182 – User Support/Help Desk Principles
Introduces a variety of tools and techniques that are used to provide user support in help desk operations. Includes help desk concepts, customer service skills, troubleshooting problems, writing for end users, help desk operations, and software, needs analysis, facilities management, and other related topics related to end user support.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ITE 200 – Technology for Teachers (TSIP)
Provides K-12 classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel. Students will finish the course with a solid understanding of educational technology, including how to use computers, now to access information on the World Wide Web, and how to integrate computers and educational technology into classroom curriculum. Students will learn how to base technology integration decisions on contemporary learning theories.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ITE 215 – Advanced Computer Applications and Integration
Incorporates advanced computer concepts including the integration of a software suite.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITE 293 – Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course’s viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits


Information Technology Networking

ITN 101 – Introduction to Network Concepts
Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Includes selected topics in network implementation, support and LAN/WAN connectivity.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITN 102 – Introduction to Networked Client Operating Systems (LAN)
Consists of instruction in the installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of networked client operating systems in a data communications environment. This course can utilize any mixture of available networked client operating systems.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ITN 106 – Microcomputer Operating Systems
Teaches use of operating system utilities and multiple-level directory structures, creation of batch files, and configuration of microcomputer environments. May include a study of graphical user interfaces.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITN 107 – Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting
Includes specially designed instruction to give a student a basic knowledge of hardware and software configurations. Includes the installation of various peripheral devices as well as basic system hardware components.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITN 109 – Internet and Network Foundation
Provides a basic comprehension of Internet and network technologies including IT job roles, connection methods, TCP/IP functionality and DNS. Explores web server technologies with security and project management concepts. Introduces network creation, physical and logical topologies including media properties, server types, IP addressing and network security.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ITN 110 – Client Operating System (Specify Version)
Covers installation, configuration, administration, management, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the desktop client operating system in a networked environment.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ITN 112 – Network Infrastructure (Specify Version)
Covers planning, installation, configuration, administration, management, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting of network infrastructure components.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ITN 115 – Windows 2003 Server (SER)
Consists of instruction that teaches students how to manage and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITN 150 – Networking Fundamentals and Introductory Routing-Cisco
Contains an introduction to the functions of layer of the OSI reference model, data link and network addresses, data encapsulation, different classes of IP addresses and subletting, and the functions of the TCP/IP network-layer protocols. Includes features of the Cisco IOS software, including login, content-sensitive help, command history and editing, loading software, configuring and verifying IP addresses, preparing the initial configuration of a router, and adding routing protocols to the router configuration.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITN 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

ITN 260 – Network Security Basics
Provides instruction in the basics of network security in depth. Includes security objectives, security architecture, security models and security layers; risk management, network security policy, and security training. Includes the five security keys, confidentiality integrity, availability, accountability and auditability.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITN 261 – Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking
Encompasses in-depth exploration of various methods for attacking and defending a network. Explores network security concepts from the viewpoint hackers and their attack methodologies. Includes topics about hackers, attacks, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) malicious code, computer crime and industrial espionage.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITN 262 – Network Communication, Security and Authentication
Covers an in-depth exploration of various communication protocols with a concentration on TCP/IP. Explores communication protocols from the point of view of the hacker in order to highlight protocol weaknesses. Includes Internet architecture, routing, addressing, topology, fragmentation and protocol analysis, and the use of various utilities to explore TCP/IP.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITN 266 – Network Security Layers
Provides an in-depth exploration of various security layers needed to protect the network. Explores Network Security from the viewpoint of the environment in which the network operates and the necessity to secure that environment to lower the security risk to the network. Includes physical security, personnel security, operating system security, software security and database security.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ITN 267 – Legal Topics in Network Security
Conveys an in-depth exploration of the civil and common law issues that apply to network security. Explores statutes, jurisdictional, and constitutional issues related to computer crimes and privacy. Includes rules of evidence, seizure and evidence handling, court presentation and computer privacy in the digital age.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC


Information Technology Programming

ITP 100 – Software Design
Introduces principles and practices of software development. Includes instruction in critical thinking, problem solving skills, and essential programming logic in structured and object-oriented design using contemporary tools.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ITP 165 – Gaming and Simulation
Introduces students to the concepts and applications of gaming and simulation through the use of gaming and simulation tools, as well as through basic programming skills.
3-4 credits

ITP 170 – Project Management
Introduces the concepts of project management as defined by the Project Management Institute, the accreditation body for project management.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits

ITP 297 – Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college’s cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits


Japanese

JPN 101 – Beginning Japanese I
Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese, and emphasizes the structure of the language. Part I of II.
Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
4-5 credits

JPN 102 – Beginning Japanese II
Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese, and emphasizes the structure of the language. Part II of II.
Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
4-5 credits

JPN 201 – Intermediate Japanese I
Continues the development of the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese. Classes conducted in Japanese. Prerequisite JPN 102. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
3-4 credits


Medical Assisting

MDA 207 – Medical Law and Ethics
Instructs the student in the legal relationship of the physician, patient, and medical assistant; professional liabilities, Medical Practice Acts, professional attitudes and behavior and the types of medical practice. Also includes a basic history of medicine.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits

MDA 208 – Medical Office Coding
Introduces the students to ICD-9and CPT-4 classification coding systems used in physician offices, hospitals and ambulatory care settings.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

MDA 209 – Medical Office Insurance
Focuses on various medical insurance policies with in-depth study of health insurance and managed care including capitation versus few for service in the HMO area. Discusses managed care companies in this area and their requirements.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

MDA 210 – Medical Office Software Applications
Instructs the students in the use of software in the medical office including billing, scheduling appointment and patient records.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits

MDA 296 – On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
1 credit at PDCCC

MDA 297 – Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college’s cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits


Medical Laboratory

MDL 101 – Introduction to Medical Laboratory Techniques
Introduces the basic techniques including design of the health care system, ethics, terminology, calculations, venipuncture and routine urinalysis.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

MDL 105 – Phlebotomy
Introduces basic medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, components of health care delivery and clinical laboratory structure. Teaches techniques of specimen collection, specimen handling, and patient interactions.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

MDL 106 – Clinical Phlebotomy
Focuses on obtaining blood specimens, processing specimens, managing assignments, assisting with and/or performing specified tests, performing clerical duties and maintaining professional communication. Provides supervised learning in college laboratory/and or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits


Mechanical Engineering Technology

MEC 126 – Computer Programming for Technologists
Introduces computer software and programming. Covers programming for the microcomputer using high level languages. Teaches computer solutions of mathematical problems in applications such as circuit analysis and static equilibrium.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

MEC 140 – Introduction to Mechatronics
Presents foundational concepts in mechatronics including analog and digital electronics, sensors, actuators, microprocessors, and microprocessor interfacing to electromechanical systems. Surveys components and measurement equipment used in the design, installation, and repair of mechatronic equipment and circuits. Prerequisite: divisional approval.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

MEC 161 – Basic Fluid Mechanics – Hydraulics/Pneumatics
Introduces theory, operation and maintenance of hydraulic/ pneumatics devices and systems. Emphasizes the properties of fluids, fluid flow, fluid statics, and the application of Bernoulli’s equation.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

MEC 230 – Mechatronic Process Control
Studies systems integrating mechanical components with electrical components and logic devices used to control manufacturing operations. Surveys electromechanical actuators, sensors, digital to analog conversion, and methods of computer control as related to the managing and monitoring of manufacturing processes. Prerequisite: MEC 140 or divisional approval.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

MEC 266 – Applications of Fluid Mechanics
Teaches theory of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits including motors, controls, actuators, valves, plumbing, accumulators, reservoirs, pumps, compressors, and filters.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits


Marketing

MKT 100 – Principles of Marketing
Presents principles, methods, and problems involved in marketing to consumers and organizational buyers. Discusses problems and policies connected with distribution and sale of products, pricing, promotion, and buyer motivation. Examines variations of marketing research, legal, social, ethical, e-commerce, and international considerations in marketing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MKT 170 – Customer Service
Introduces students to the concepts of marketing as they relate to customer service. Teaches development of customer service training and implementation of strategies to improve customer relations and service. Includes lecture, role-playing, and case studies.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

MKT 215 – Sales and Marketing Management
Emphasizes the relationship of professional sales skills and marketing management techniques. Demonstrates the use of the Internet to enhance marketing. Studies legal and ethical considerations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MKT 216 – Retail Organization and Management
Examines the organization of the retail establishment to accomplish its goals in an effective and efficient manner. Includes study of site location, internal layout, store operations, and security. Examines the retailing mix, the buying or procurement process, pricing, and selling. Studies retail advertising, promotion, and publicity as a coordinated effort to increase store traffic.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MKT 220 – Principles of Advertising
Emphasizes the role of advertising in the marketing of goods, services, and ideas. Discusses the different uses of advertising; types of media; how advertising is created; agency functions; and legal, social, and economic aspects of the industry. Introduces advertising display, copy and art work preparation, printing and selection of media.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MKT 260 – Customer Service Management
Examines the role of customer service in achieving a firm’s long-term goals; discuses the basic principles of effective customer service; explores the tasks and responsibilities of a customer service manager. Includes such topics as purpose of customer service; establishment of customer service goals and policies; recruitment, selection and training of customer service employees motivation techniques; empowering employees for better decision making; and evaluation of customer service employees and program.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MKT 271 – Consumer Behavior
Examines the various influences affecting consumer buying behavior before, during, and after product purchases. Describes personal, societal, cultural, environmental, group, and economic determinants on consumer buying.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MKT 276 – International Marketing Management
Presents the process of marketing and management and applies it to the marketing of products within the global marketplace. Introduces the student to activities involving the gathering and analyzing of information in the development and implementation of an international marketing plan.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MKT 282 – Principles of E-Commerce
Studies on-line business strategies, and the hardware and software tools necessary for Internet commerce. Includes the identification of appropriate target segments, the development of product opportunities, pricing structures, distribution channels and execution of marketing strategies.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MKT 285 – Current Issues in Marketing
Serves as a capstone course for marketing majors. Provides an integrated perspective of current issues and practices in marketing. Explores contemporary issues and practices in a highly participatory classroom environment.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Mathematics

NOTE: Effective Fall 2017, new math courses, as well as “old” courses with new numbers, were be implemented. The table below lists the NEW courses/numbers and, where applicable, the equivalent “old” course. Please refer to the crosswalk and descriptions below for MTE and MTH courses.

OLD NUMBER NEW NUMBER COURSE NAME COURSE INFORMATION
MTH 163 MTH 161 PreCalculus I (3 cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: MTE 1-9
Corequisite: MCR 6
MTH 164 MTH 162 PreCalculus II (3 cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better
MTH 166 MTH 167 PreCalculus with Trigonometry (5 cr.) Lecture 5 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
Prerequisite: MTE 1-9
Corequisite: MCR 7
MTH 240 MTH 245 Statistics I (3 cr.) Lecture 3 hour. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: MTH 154 or MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better
MTH 242 MTH 246 Statistics II (3 cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 245 or equivalent with a grade of C or better
MTH 271 MTH 261 Applied Calculus I (3 cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better
MTH 272 MTH 262 Applied Calculus II (3 cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: MTH 261 or equivalent with a grade of C or better
MTH 273 MTH 263 Calculus I (4 cr.) Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 167 or MTH 161/162 or equivalent with a grade of C or better
Corequisite: MCR 263 (College option)
MTH 274 MTH 264 Calculus II (4 cr.) Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: MTH 263 or equivalent with a grade of C or better
N/A MTH 265 Calculus III (4 cr.) Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

Prerequisite: MTH 264 or equivalent with a grade of C or better

MTH 285 MTH 266 Linear Algebra (3 cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: MTH 263 or equivalent with a grade of B or better or MTH 264 or equivalent with a grade of C or better
MTH 291 MTH 267 Differential Equations (3 cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: MTH 264 or equivalent with a grade of C or better

MTH 151 & 152 were not redesigned, they are being replaced with MTH 154 (Quantitative Reasoning) and MTH 155 (Statistical Reasoning). MTH 121 has not be redesigned and will remain in the master course file until further notice.


Math Essentials

MTE 1 – Operations with Positive Fractions
Includes operations and problem solving with proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers without the use of a calculator. Emphasizes applications and includes U. S. customary units of measure. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week. 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Qualifying placement score
1 credits

MTE 2 – Operations with Positive Decimals and Percents
Includes operations and problem solving with positive decimals and percents. Emphasizes applications and includes U. S. customary and metric units of measure. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisite(s): MTE 1 or qualifying placement score.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
Prerequisite: MTE 1 or qualifying placement score
1 credits

MTE 3 – Algebra Basics
Includes basic operations with algebraic expressions and solving simple algebraic equations using signed numbers with emphasis on applications. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week. 1 credit
Prerequisite: MTE 2 or qualifying placement score
1 credits

MTE 4 – First Degree Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
Includes solving first degree equations and inequalities containing one variable, and using them to solve application problems. Emphasizes applications and problem solving. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week. 1 credit.
Prerequisite(s): MTE 3 or qualifying placement score.
1 credits

MTE 5 – Linear Equations, Inequalities and Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Includes finding the equation of a line, graphing linear equations and inequalities in two variables and solving systems of two linear equations. Emphasizes writing and graphing equations using the slope of the line and points on the line, and applications. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week. 1 credit.
Prerequisite(s): MTE 4 or qualifying placement score.
1 credits

MTE 6 – Exponents, Factoring and Polynomial Equations
The student will learn to perform operations on exponential expressions and polynomials. Students will also learn techniques to factor polynomials and use these techniques to solve polynomial equations. Emphasis should be on learning all the different factoring methods, and solving application problems using polynomial equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week. 1 credit.
Prerequisite(s): MTE 5 or qualifying placement score.
1 credits

MTE 7 – Rational Expressions and Equations
Includes simplifying rational algebraic expressions, solving rational algebraic equations and solving applications that use rational algebraic equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week. 1 credit.
Prerequisite(s): MTE 6 or qualifying placement score.
1 credits

MTE 8 – Rational Exponents and Radicals
Includes simplifying radical expressions, using rational exponents, solving radical equations and solving applications using radical equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week. 1 credit.
Prerequisite(s): MTE 7 or qualifying placement score.
1 credits

MTE 9 – Functions, Quadratic Equations and Parabolas
Includes an introduction to functions in ordered pair, graph, and equation form. Also introduces quadratic functions, their properties and their graphs. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 1 hour per week. 1 Credit.
Prerequisite(s): MTE 8 or qualifying placement score.
1 credits


Mathematics

MTH 121 – Fundamentals of Mathematics I
Covers concepts of numbers, fundamental operations with numbers, formulas and equations, graphical analysis, binary numbers, Boolean and matrix algebra, linear programming, and elementary concepts of statistics.
Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 Credits
Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent (Intended for occupational/technical programs.) Part I of II.
3 credits

MTH 126 – Mathematics for Allied Health
Presents scientific notation, precision and accuracy, decimals and percents, ratio and proportion, variation, simple equations, techniques of graphing, use of charts and tables, logarithms, and the metric system.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week. 2-3 credits
Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.
2-3 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

MTH 133 – Mathematics for Health Professions
Presents in context the arithmetic of fractions and decimals, the metric system and dimensional analysis, percents, ratio and proportion, linear equations, topics in statistics, topics in geometry, logarithms, topics in health professions including dosages, dilutions and IV flow rates. This course is intended for programs in the Health Professions.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Corequisite: MCR 9
3 credits

MTH 151 – Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I
Presents topics in sets, logic, numeration systems, geometric systems, and elementary computer concepts.
Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits
Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.
3 credits

MTH 152 – Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II
Presents topics in functions, combinatorics, probability, statistics and algebraic systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits
Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.
3 credits

MTH 154 – Quantitative Reasoning
Presents topics in proportional reasoning, modeling, financial literacy and validity studies (logic and set theory). Focuses on the process of taking a real-world situation, identifying the mathematical foundation needed to address the problem, solving the problem and applying what is learned to the original situation.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Corequisite: MCR 4: Learning Support for Quantitative Reasoning
3 credits

MTH 155 – Statistical Reasoning
Presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including visual data presentation, descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and linear regression. Emphasis is placed on the development of statistical thinking, simulation, and the use of statistical software.
Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Competency in MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Co-requisite: MCR 5Learning Support for Statistical Reasoning.
3 credits

MTH 156 – Elementary Geometry
Presents the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and introduces non-Euclidean geometries and current topics.
Lecture 3 hours per week
Prerequisite(s): MTH 1-9 or placement
3 credits

MTH 161 – PreCalculus I
Presents topics in power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations and inequalities. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 161: Precalculus I and MTH 167: Precalculus with Trigonometry or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Corequisite: MCR 6: Learning Support for Precalculus I
3 credits

MTH 162 – PreCalculus II
Presents trigonometry, trigonometric applications including Law of Sines and Cosines and an introduction to conics. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 162: Precalculus II and MTH 167: Precalculus with Trigonometry or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Placement or completion of MTH 161: Precalculus I or equivalent with a grade of C or better
3 credits

MTH 163 – Precalculus I
Presents college algebra, matrices, and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 Credits
Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 163 and MTH 166.)
3 credits

MTH 164 – Precalculus II
Presents trigonometry, analytic geometry, and sequences and series. Prerequisite: MTH 163 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 164 and MTH 168.)
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MTH 165 – Finite Math
Presents topics in systems of equations, matrices, linear programming, mathematics of finance, counting theory, probability, and Markov Chains. Emphasis is placed on the development of mathematical skills that are then applied to business applications and models.
Lecture 3 hours per week
Prerequisite(s): MTH 1-9 or placement
3 credits

MTH 173 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Presents analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including the study of limits, derivatives, differentials, and introduction to integration along with their applications. Designed for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 173 and four units of high school mathematics including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and Trigonometry or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 173, MTH 175, or MTH 273.)
Lecture 4-5 hours per week.
4-5 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

MTH 175 – Calculus of One Variable I
Presents differential calculus of one variable including the theory of limits, derivatives, differentials, antiderivatives and applications to algebraic and transcendental functions. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 175 and four units of high school mathematics including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and Trigonometry or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 173, MTH 175 or MTH 273.)
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MTH 176 – Calculus of One Variable II
Continues the study of integral calculus of one variable including indefinite integral, definite integral and methods of integration with applications to algebraic and transcendental functions. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 175 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 174, MTH 176 or MTH 274.)
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MTH 240 – Statistics
Presents an overview of statistics, including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and correlation and regression. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 240 and successful completion of MTH 158, MTH 163, MTH 166, or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MTH 245 – Statistics I
Presents an overview of statistics, including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155: Statistical Reasoning and MTH 245: Statistics I or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 154 or MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
3 credits

MTH 246 – Statistics II
Completion of MTH 245: Statistics I or equivalent with a grade of C or better
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 245 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
3 credits

MTH 261 – Applied Calculus I
Introduces limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions, and techniques of integration with an emphasis on applications in business, social sciences and life sciences.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
3 credits

MTH 270 – Applied Calculus
Introduces limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, techniques of integration, and partial differentiation. Prerequisite: MTH 163 or MTH 166 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 270 and MTH 271.)
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MTH 271 – Applied Calculus I
Presents limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions with applications, and an introduction to integration. Prerequisite: MTH 163 or MTH 166 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 270 and MTH 271.)
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MTH 272 – Applied Calculus II
Covers techniques of integration, multivariable calculus, and an introduction to differential equations. Prerequisite: MTH 271 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MTH 273 – Calculus I
Presents topics in differential calculus of one variable including the theory of limits, derivatives, differentials, definite and indefinite integrals and applications to algebraic and transcendental functions. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 273 and four units of high school mathematics including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and Trigonometry or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 173, MTH 175 or MTH 273.)
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits

MTH 274 – Calculus II
Covers vectors in three dimensions, definite integrals, methods of integration, indeterminate forms, partial differentiation, and multiple integrals. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 273 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 174, MTH 176 or MTH 274.)
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits

MTH 285 – Linear Algebra
Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, basis and dimension, Eigen values, and Eigen vectors. Designed for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MTH 286 – Discrete Mathematics
Presents topics in discrete mathematical structures which are basic tools used in computer science. Covers sets, Boolean algebra, counting methods, generating functions and recurrence relations, graph theory, trees, and an introduction to finite state automata. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits


Developmental Mathematics

MTT 1 – Developmental Mathematics (Technology-Based) I
Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of one developmental math unit prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Credits not applicable toward graduation.
Credit Hours: 1
Placement scores requiring the student to complete one developmental math unit.
1 credits


Mathematics Co-Requisites

MCR 4 – Learning Support for Quant Reasoning
Provides instruction for students who require minimum preparation for college- level Quantitative Reasoning. Students in this course will be co-enrolled in MTH 154. Credits are not applicable toward graduation and do not replace MTE courses waived. Successful completion of Quantitative Reasoning results in the prerequisite MTE modules being satisfied.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Total 1-2 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of any three of the MTE modules 1-5 and Corequisite: MTH 154: Quantitative Reasoning
1-2 credits

MCR 6 – Learning Support for PreCalculus I
Provides instruction for students who require minimum preparation for college-level Precalculus. Students in this course will be co-enrolled in MTH 161. Credits not applicable toward graduation and do not replace MTE courses waived. Successful completion of Precalculus I results in the prerequisite MTE modules being satisfied.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Total 1-2 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of any seven of the MTE modules 1-9 and Corequisite: MTH 161: Precalculus I.
1-2 credits


Music

MUS 121 – Music Appreciation I
Increases the variety and depth of the student’s interest, knowledge, and involvement in music and related cultural activities. Acquaints the student with traditional and twentieth century music literature, emphasizing the relationship music has as an art form with man and society. Increases the student’s awareness of the composers and performers of all eras through listening and concert experiences. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

MUS 225 – The History of Jazz
Studies the underlying elements of jazz, concentrating on its cultural and historical development from earliest stages to the present. No previous knowledge of music is required.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Natural Science

NAS 125 – Meteorology
Presents a non-technical survey of fundamentals meteorology. Focuses on the effects of weather and climate on humans and their activities. Serves for endorsement or recertification of earth science teachers.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits

NAS 130 – Elements of Astronomy
Covers history of astronomy and its recent developments. Stresses the use of astronomical instruments and measuring techniques and includes the study and observation of the solar system, stars, and galaxies.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits


Nursing (NSG) for State-Wide Concept-Based Curriculum that Begins in Fall 2018

NSG 100 – Introduction to Nursing Concepts
Introduces concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning. Focuses on basic nursing concepts with an emphasis on safe nursing practice and the development of the nursing process. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 141 or BIO 231 or NAS 161
4 credits

NSG 106 – Competencies for Nursing Practice
Focuses on the application of concepts through clinical skill development. Emphasizes the use of clinical judgment in skill acquisition. Includes principles of safety, evidence-based practice, informatics and math computational skills. Prepares students to demonstrate competency in specific skills and drug dosage calculation including the integration of skills in the care of clients in simulated settings. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments.
Lecture 0-1 hour. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): MTE 1-5 and BIO 141 (or BIO 231 or NAS 161)
2 credits

NSG 115 – Healthcare Concepts for Transition
Focuses on role transition from Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered professional nurse. Incorporates concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning to promote health and wellness across the lifespan. Uses the nursing process to explore care delivery for selected diverse populations with common and predictable illness. Emphasizes the use of clinical judgement in skill acquisition.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
Prerequisites: BIO 141 & BIO 142: Anatomy and Physiology I & II, ENG 111, PSY 230, SDV 100; Acceptance to the Transition Program; Co-requisites: NSG 200 Health Promotion and Assessment; BIO 150, Microbiology
4-5 credits

NSG 130 – Professional Nursing Concepts
Introduces the role of the professional nurse and fundamental concepts in professional development. Focuses on professional identity, legal/ethical issues and contemporary trends in professional nursing.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 141 or BIO 231 or NAS 161
1 credits

NSG 152 – Health Care Participant
Focuses on the health and wellness of diverse individuals, families, and the community throughout the lifespan. Covers concepts that focus on client attributes and preferences regarding healthcare. Emphasizes population-focused care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or cooperating agencies, and/or simulated environments.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 142 (or BIO 232 or NAS 162), NSG 100, NSG 106, NSG 130 and NSG 200 Corequisite(s): BIO 150 or BIO 205
3 credits

NSG 170 – Health/Illness Concepts
Focuses on the nursing care of individuals and/or families throughout the lifespan with an emphasis on health and illness concepts. Includes concepts of nursing care for the antepartum client and clients with common and predictable illnesses. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments.
Lecture 4 hours, Laboratory 6 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 142 (or BIO 232 or NAS 162), NSG 100, NSG 106, NSG 130 and NSG 200 Corequisite(s): BIO 150 or BIO 205
6 credits

NSG 200 – Health Promotion and Assessment
Introduces assessment and health promotion for the individual and family. Includes assessment of infants, children, adults, geriatric clients and pregnant females. Emphasizes health history and the acquisition of physical assessment skills with underlying concepts of development, communication, and health promotion. Prepares students to demonstrate competency in the assessment of clients across the lifespan. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 141 (or BIO 231 or NAS 161)
3 credits

NSG 210 – Health Care Concepts I
Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to physiological health alterations and reproduction. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 6 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 150 (or BIO 205), NSG 152 and NSG 170
5 credits

NSG 211 – Health Care Concepts II
Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to psychological and physiological health alterations. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 150 (or BIO 205), NSG 152 and NSG 170
5 credits

NSG 230 – Advanced Professional Nursing Concepts
Develops the role of the professional nurse in the healthcare environment in preparation for practice as a registered nurse. Introduces leadership and management concepts and focuses on the integration of professional behaviors in a variety of healthcare settings.
Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): NSG 210 and NSG 211
2 credits

NSG 252 – Complex Health Care Concepts
Focuses on nursing care of diverse individuals and families integrating complex health concepts. Emphasizes clinical judgment, patient-centered care and collaboration.
Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): NSG 210 and NSG 211
4 credits

NSG 270 – Nursing Capstone
Provides students with the opportunity to comprehensively apply and integrate learned concepts from previous nursing courses into a capstone experience. Emphasizes the mastery of patient- centered care, safety, nursing judgment, professional behaviors, informatics, quality improvement, and collaboration in the achievement of optimal outcomes of care. Provides supervised learning experiences in faculty and/or preceptor-guided college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments.
Laboratory 12 hours. Total 12 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): NSG 210 and NSG 211
4 credits


Nursing (NUR)

NUR 111 – Nursing I
Introduces nursing principles including concepts of health and wellness and the nursing process. Develops nursing skills to meet the biopsychosocial needs of individuals across the lifespan. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, communication skills, introduction to nursing, health, the health care system, legal aspects of nursing care, diagnostic testing, assessment, teaching and learning, asepsis, body mechanics and safety, personal care, activity/rest, wound care, nutrition, elimination, oxygenation, fluid and electrolytes, pain control, medication administration, aging populations and pre/post operative care. Provides supervised learning experiences
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 2-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week.
7-8 credits
8 credits at PDCCC

NUR 115 – LPN Transition
Introduces the role of the registered nurse through concepts and skill development in the discipline of professional nursing. This course serves as a bridge course for licensed practical nurses and is based upon individualized articulation agreements, mobility exams, or other assessment criteria as they relate to local programs and service areas. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. (THIS COURSE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE VICE CHANCELLOR AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE VARIABLE CREDIT POLICY.)
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 1-18 hours. Total 2-19 hours per week.
2-7 credits
7 credits at PDCCC

NUR 135 – Drug Dosage Calculations
Focuses on apothecary, metric, household conversion in medication dosage calculation for adult and pediatric clients. Provides a practical approach to learning to calculate and prepare medications and solutions. Includes calculating intravenous flow rates.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

NUR 136 – Principles of Pharmacology I
Focuses on principles of medication administration which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action on specific body systems, and basic computer applications.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

NUR 137 – Principles of Pharmacology II
Continues discussion on principles of medication administration which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action on specific body systems, and basic computer applications.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
1 credit at PDCCC

NUR 170 – Essentials of Medical/Surgical Nursing
Focuses on the care of individuals/families requiring medical or surgical treatment. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes mathematical computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Prerequisites determined by local college.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4-6 hours. Total 6-8 hours per week.
4 credits

NUR 180 – Essentials of Maternal/Newborn Nursing
Utilizes the concepts of the nursing process in caring for families in the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Prerequisites determined by local college.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 2-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

NUR 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

NUR 197 – Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college’s cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

NUR 201 – Psychiatric Nursing
Focuses on the care of individuals/families requiring clinical treatment. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, alterations in behavior, eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, chemical dependency and dementias. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 2-9 hours. Total 5-10 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

NUR 202 – Medical/Surgical Nursing I
Focuses on the care of individuals/families requiring complex or surgical treatment. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; cardiac, neurological, renal, burn disorders and clients experiencing shock. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 2-9 hours. Total 5-10 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

NUR 203 – Introduction to Mental Health Nursing
Utilizes the concepts of the nursing process in caring for individuals, families, and/or groups with mental health needs across the life span. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Prerequisite: (1st year nursing course work). Co-requisite: NUR 208.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

NUR 211 – Second Level Nursing I
Emphasizes complex nursing care of individuals, families and/or groups in various stages of development who are experiencing alterations related to their biopsychosocial needs. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; gastrointestinal, hepatic, cardiac/cardiovascular, oncological, and endocrine disorders. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 3-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week.
7-8 credits

NUR 212 – Second Level Nursing II
Emphasizes complex nursing care of individuals, families, and/or groups in various stages of development who are experiencing alterations related to their biopsychosocial needs. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; neurological cardiovascular; respiratory; eye, ear, nose and throat disorders. May also include: emergency, renal and digestive disorders. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 3-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week.
7-8 credits
8 credits at PDCCC
NUR 246 – Parent/Child Nursing
Develops nursing skills in caring for both well and ill children in a variety of settings. Emphasizes theories of growth and development and the family as a unit.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 1-9 hours. Total 3-9 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

NUR 254 – Dimensions of Professional Nursing
Explores the role of the professional nurse. Emphasizes nursing organizations, legal and ethical implications, and addresses trends in management and organizational skills. Explores group dynamics, relationships, conflicts, and leadership styles.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

NUR 295 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits


Physical Education and Recreation

PED 103 – Aerobic Fitness I
Develops cardiovascular fitness though activities designed to elevate and sustain heart rates appropriate to age and physical condition. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits

PED 109 – Yoga
Focuses on the forms of yoga training emphasizing flexibility.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits

PED 111 – Weight Training I
Focuses on muscular strength and endurance training through individualized workout programs. Teaches appropriate use of weight training equipment. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits

PED 112 – Weight Training II
Focuses on muscular strength and endurance training through individualized workout programs. Teaches appropriate use of weight training equipment. Part II of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits

PED 120 – Yoga II
Focuses on the forms of yoga training emphasizing flexibility. Prerequisite: PED 109.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2-3 hours per week.
1-2 credits

PED 189 – Saltwater Fishing
Teaches saltwater fishing techniques including casting and trolling, rig making, live bait catching, and use of artificial and live bait. Presents selection and care of equipment, fish habits, conservation, and safety.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits


Philosophy

PHI 220 – Ethics
Provides a systematic study of representative ethical systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

PHI 226 – Social Ethics
Provides a critical examination of moral problems and studies the application of ethical concepts and principles to decision-making. Topics may include abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia, man and the state, sexuality, war and peace, and selected issues of personal concern.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

PHI 227 – Bio-Medical Ethics
Examines the ethical implications of specific biomedical issues in the context of major ethical systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Photography

PHT 100 – Introduction to Photography
Introduces principles of photography with outside shooting assignments related to lecture topics.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

PHT 101 – Photography I
Teaches principles of photography and fundamental camera techniques. Requires outside shooting and lab work. Part I of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

PHT 110 – History of Photography
Surveys important photographers, processes, and historical influences of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

PHT 231 – Photojournalism I
Introduces equipment, techniques, skills, and concepts of photojournalism. Teaches photography for features, spot news, and photo essays. Emphasizes editing, captioning, and layout May require individual projects. Prerequisite PHT 102 or equivalent. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits


Physics

PHY 101 – Introduction to Physics I
Surveys general principles of physics. Includes topics such as force and motion, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

PHY 102 – Introduction to Physics II
Surveys general principles of physics. Includes topics such as force and motion, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

PHY 201 – General College Physics I
Teaches fundamental principles of physics. Covers mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, and selected topics in modern physics. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
MTH 163 or MTH 115
4 credits

PHY 202 – General College Physics II
Teaches fundamental principles of physics. Covers mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: MTH 163. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

PHY 231 – General University Physics I-II
Teaches principles of classical physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, and optics, with extended coverage of selected topics. Includes recitation as part of the lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 173 (for PHY 231) and MTH 174 and PHY 231 (for PHY 232). Part I of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 credits

PHY 232 – General University Physics I-II
Teaches principles of classical physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, and optics, with extended coverage of selected topics. Includes recitation as part of the lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 173 (for PHY 231) and MTH 174 and PHY 231 (for PHY 232). Part II of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 credits


Political Science

PLS 130 – Basics of American Politics
Teaches basics of the operations of Congress, the presidency, and the federal court system. Includes civil liberties, citizenship, elections, political parties, and interest groups.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

PLS 211 – U.S. Government I
Teaches structure, operation, and process of national, state, and local governments. Includes in-depth study of the three branches of the government and of public policy. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

PLS 212 – U.S. Government II
Teaches structure, operation, and process of national, state, and local governments. Includes in-depth study of the three branches of the government and of public policy. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Practical Nursing

PNE 116 – Normal Nutrition
Introduces the basic principles of good nutrition. Studies nutrients, their sources and functions, basic requirements for individuals. Includes a brief introduction to diet therapy.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

PNE 135 – Maternal and Child Health Nursing
Examines pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care from a family centered approach. Covers complications related to childbearing. Emphasizes growth and development and exploration of common childhood disorders at various stages.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
5 credits

PNE 145 – Trends in Practical Nursing
Studies the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse. Covers legal aspects, organizations, and opportunities in practical nursing. Assists students in preparation for employment.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

PNE 146 – Fundamentals of Practical Nursing
Introduces students to practical nursing history, legal and ethical aspects, and current trends. Teaches nursing knowledge and skills with emphasis on meeting basic patient needs. Utilizes nursing process. Provides learning experiences through classroom instruction, laboratory practices, and supervised clinical experience.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 12 hours. Total 14 hours per week.
6 credits

PNE 151 – Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Studies etiology, symptoms, prescribed treatment, and experiences in the nursing care of patients with selected disorders. Selects learning experiences to correlate related patient care with classroom instruction whenever possible. Provides observational experiences when available.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

PNE 152 – Medical-Surgical Nursing II
Studies etiology, symptoms, prescribed treatment, and experience in the nursing care of patients with selected disorders.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
4-5 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

PNE 158 – Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
Recognizes emotional needs of patients. Provides knowledge of the role that emotions play. Enables students to understand their own behavior as well as patient behavior.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

PNE 173 – Pharmacology for Practical Nurses
Studies history, classification, sources, effects, uses and legalities of drugs. Teaches problem solving skills used in medication administrations. Emphasizes major drug classes and specific agents within each class.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

PNE 174 – Applied Pharmacology for Practical Nurses
Applies problem solving skills in preparing and administering medications.
Lecture 0-1 hour. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC


Psychology

PSY 201 – Introduction to Psychology I
Examines human and animal behavior, relating experimental studies to practical problems. Includes topics such as sensation/perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, stress, development, intelligence, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

PSY 202 – Introduction to Psychology II
Examines human and animal behavior, relating experimental studies to practical problems. Includes topics such as sensation/perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, stress, development, intelligence, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

PSY 215 – Abnormal Psychology
Explores historical views and current perspectives of abnormal behavior. Emphasizes major diagnostic categories and criteria, individual and social factors of maladaptive behavior, and types of therapy. Includes methods of clinical assessment and research strategies. Prerequisite PSY 200, 201, or 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

PSY 216 – Social Psychology
Examines individuals in social contexts, their social roles, group processes and intergroup relations. Includes topics such as small group behavior, social behavior, social cognition, conformity, attitudes, and motivation. Prerequisite PSY 200, 201, or 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

PSY 219 – Cross-Cultural Psychology
Investigates psychological principles from a cross-cultural perspective. Examines cultural basics for views of reality. Describes topics such as time, space, values, sex-roles, and human development in relation to culture. Prerequisites: PSY 200, 201 or 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

PSY 230 – Developmental Psychology
Studies the development of the individual from conception to death. Follows a life-span perspective on the development of the person’s physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

PSY 235 – Child Psychology
Studies development of the child from conception to adolescence. Investigates physical, intellectual, social and emotional factors involved in the child’s growth.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

PSY 236 – Adolescent Psychology
Studies development of the adolescent. Investigates physical, intellectual, social, and emotional factors of the individual from late childhood to early adulthood.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

PSY 240 – Health Psychology
Studies the psychology of healthy behavior. Applies psychological principles to preventative health care. Covers topics such as exercise, nutrition, stress, life- styles, and habits.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: PSY 200, 201 or divisional approval.
3 credits

PSY 245 – Educational Psychology
Explores human behavior and learning in the educational context. Investigates the nature of various mental characteristics such as intelligence, interest, and knowledge. Examines their measurement and appraisal and their significance for educational goals. Prerequisite PSY 135, 200, 201 or 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PSY 270 – Psychology of Human Sexuality
Focuses on scientific investigation of human sexuality and psychological and social implications of such research. Considers socio-cultural influences, the physiology and psychology of sexual response patterns, sexual dysfunctions, and development of relationships. Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 201 or PSY 202.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Real Estate

REA 100 – Principles of Real Estate
Examines practical applications of real estate principles. Includes a study of titles, estates, land descriptions, contracts, legal instruments and concepts, real estate mathematics, financing, agency, appraisal, fair housing, and management of real estate.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits


Religion

REL 100 – Introduction to the Study of Religion
Explores various religious perspectives and ways of thinking about religious themes and religious experience.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

REL 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

REL 200 – Survey of the Old Testament
Surveys books of the Old Testament, with emphasis on prophetic historical books. Examines the historical and geographical setting and place of the Israelites in the ancient Middle East as background to the writings.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

REL 210 – Survey of the New Testament
Surveys books of the New Testament, with special attention upon placing the writings within their historical and geographical setting.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

REL 216 – Life and Teachings of Jesus
Studies the major themes in the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded in the Gospels, and examines the events of his life in light of modern biblical and historical scholarship.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

REL 225 – Selected Topics in Biblical Studies
Examines a selected body of literature, a specific book of the Bible, or a pervasive theme.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

REL 230 – Religions of the World
Introduces the religions of the world with attention to origin, history, and doctrine.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

REL 231 – Religions of the World I
Studies religions of the world with attention to origin, history, and doctrine. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

REL 232 – Religions of the World II
Studies religions of the world with attention to origin, history, and doctrine. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

REL 233 – Introduction to Islam
Studies Islam in its historical, religious, and political dimensions and assists in the understanding of its contemporary vitality and attraction as a faith, a culture and a way of life.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

REL 246 – Christianity
Examines the origins and historical development of Christianity, its basic metaphysical and theological assumptions, its essential doctrines, and the present state of the church in the modern world.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits


Russian

RUS 101 – Beginning Russian I
Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Russian, and emphasizes the structure of the language. May include oral drill and practice. Part I of II.
Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
4-5 credits

RUS 102 – Beginning Russian II
Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Russian, and emphasizes the structure of the language. May include oral drill and practice. Part II of II.
Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
4-5 credits


Safety

SAF 126 – Principles of Industrial Safety
Teaches principles and practices of accident prevention, analysis of accident causes, mechanical safeguards, fire prevention, housekeeping, occupational diseases, first aid, safety organization, protection equipment and general safety principles and promotion.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

SAF 130 – Industrial Safety – OSHA 10
Presents an introduction to occupational health and safety and its application in the workplace. Emphasizes safety standards and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), its rules and regulations (OSHA 10).
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits


Student Development

SDV 100 – College Success Skills
Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. May include English and Math placement testing. Strongly recommended for beginning students. Required for graduation.
Lecture 1-3 hours per week.
1-3 credits
1 credit at PDCCC

SDV 101 – Orientation To (Specify the Discipline)
Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals, to services offered at the college and to the discipline in which they are enrolled. Covers topics such as services at the college including the learning resources center; counseling, and advising; listening, test taking, and study skills; and topical areas which are applicable to their particular discipline.
Lecture 1-3 hours per week.
1-3 credits

SDV 106 – Preparation for Employment
Provides experience in resume writing, preparation of applications, letters of application, and successfully preparing for and completing the job interview. Assists students in identifying their marketable skills and aptitudes. Develops strategies for successful employment search. Assists students in understanding effective human relations techniques and communication skills in job search.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits

SDV 107 – Career Education
Surveys career options available to students. Stresses career development and assists in the understanding of self in the world of work. Assists students in applying decision-making to career choice.
Lecture 1-3 hours per week.
1-3 credits

SDV 108 – College Survival Skills
Provides an orientation to the college. Introduces study skills, career and life planning. Offers an opportunity to engage in activities aimed at self-discovery. Emphasizes development of “coping skills” such as listening, interpersonal relations, competence, and improved self-concept. Recommended for students enrolled in developmental courses.
Lecture 1-3 hours per week.
1-3 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

SDV 110 – Orientation to Teaching As a Profession
Introduces students to a career in teaching and education by allowing students to experience the components of the learner, the school environment and the classroom teaching environment. Utilizes the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow/Teacher Cadet curriculum. Students participate in a 15-hour student teaching internship in a classroom at one of the levels between Kindergarten and grade 9.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

SDV 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits


Sociology

SOC 201 – Introduction to Sociology I
Introduces basic concepts and methods of sociology. Presents significant research and theory in areas such as socialization, group dynamics, gender roles, minority group relations, stratification, deviance, culture, community studies. Includes population, social change, and social institutions (family, education, religion, political system, economic system). Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

SOC 202 – Introduction to Sociology II
Introduces basic concepts and methods of sociology. Presents significant research and theory in areas such as socialization, group dynamics, gender roles, minority group relations, stratification, deviance, culture, community studies. Includes population, social change, and social institutions (family, education, religion, political system, economic system). Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

SOC 211 – Principles of Anthropology I
Inquires into the origins, development, and diversification of human biology and human cultures. Includes fossil records, physical origins of human development, human population genetics, linguistics, cultures’ origins and variation, and historical and contemporary analysis of human societies. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits

SOC 215 – Sociology of the Family
Studies topics such as marriage and family in social and cultural context. Addresses the single scene, dating and marriage styles, child-rearing, husband and wife interaction, single parent families, alternative lifestyles.
Lecture 3 hours


Spanish

SPA 101 – Beginning Spanish I
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week. Part I of II.
Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
4-5 credits

SPA 102 – Beginning Spanish II
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week. Part II of II.
Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
4-5 credits

SPA 201 – Intermediate Spanish
Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite SPA 102 or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
3-4 credits

SPA 202 – Intermediate Spanish
Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite SPA 102 or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice. Part II of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.
3-4 credits


Welding

WEL 99 – Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

WEL 117 – Oxyfuel Welding and Cutting
Introduces history of oxyacetylene welding, principles of welding and cutting, nomenclature of the equipment, development of the puddle, running flat beads, and butt welding in different positions. Explains silver brazing, silver and soft soldering, and safety procedures in the use of tools and equipment.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

WEL 123 – Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic)
Teaches operation of AC and DC power sources, welding polarities, heats and electrodes for use in joining various metal alloys by the arc welding process. Deals with running beads, butt, and fillet welds in all positions. Emphasizes safety procedures.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

WEL 124 – Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Advanced)
Continues instruction on operation of AC and DC power sources, welding polarities, heats and electrodes for use in joining various metal alloys by the arc welding process. Deals with running beads, butt, and fillet welds in all positions. Emphasizes safety procedures.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

WEL 126 – Pipe Welding I
Teaches metal arc welding processes including the welding of pressure piping in the horizontal, vertical, and horizontal-fixed positions in accordance with section IX of the ASME code.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

WEL 127 – Pipe Welding II
Provides practice in the welding of pressure piping in the horizontal, vertical, and fixed positions.
Laboratory 9 hours per week.
3 credits

WEL 135 – Inert Gas Welding
Introduces practical operations in use of inert gas shielded arc welding. Studies equipment operation, setup, safety and practice of GMAW (MIG) and GTAW (TIG).
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 136 – Welding III (Inert Gas)
Studies Tungsten and metallic inert gas procedures and practices including principles of operation, shielding gasses, filler rods, process variations and applications, manual and automatic welding, equipment and safety.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

WEL 141 – Welder Qualification Tests I
Studies techniques and practices of testing welded joints through destructive and non-destructive testing. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

WEL 146 – Welding Quality Control
Teaches techniques and practices of inspection, and interpretation of tests and measurements. Includes radiographic tests of joints of unlimited thickness welded in 3G and 4G positions.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits