Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Accounting (ACC)

Career and Technical Education Division

ACC 105: Taxation For Individuals

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers income, expenses, exclusions, deductions, and credits. Emphasizes the preparation of individual income tax.

ACC 135: Bookkeeping I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the basic principles of bookkeeping and applied accounting for a business enterprise with special emphasis on accounting for sole proprietorships, service and merchandising companies. Includes debits and credits, the accounting cycle, journals, ledgers, bank reconciliations, payroll, and the preparation of simple financial statements. May include a computerized component. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ACC 180: Payroll & Employee Benefit Accounting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 135, ACC 201 or equivalent work experience

Introduces payroll and employee benefit reporting to federal, state, and local government agencies. Includes an overview of federal and state labor laws and specialized reporting requirements including both manual and computerized payroll accounting systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ACC 198: Special Topics in Accounting

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Applies to a variety of topics including short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects in accounting. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ACC 201: Financial Accounting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: ACC 135

Introduces the basic principles of financial accounting for business enterprises with special emphasis on accounting for corporations. Includes theory of debit and credit, accounting cycle, special journals, receivables, depreciation, inventory, long-term debt, corporate capital, and preparation of basic financial statements.

ACC 202: Managerial Accounting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 201; Recommended: or equivalent

Introduces the basic principles of management accounting including manufacturing and cost accounting, budgeting, accounting for management decision-making, and financial statement analysis.

ACC 203: Intermediate Accounting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 201

Emphasizes accounting theory, concepts and analysis of problems that arise in applying these concepts. Course covers in depth the traditional topics as well as recent developments in accounting valuation, accounting for cash, receivables, prepaid and accrued items, plant and equipment. This course, in combination with ACC 220, is accepted in lieu of ACC 401 at UNR. Validation of content and knowledge by approved College of Business examination, or satisfactory performance ("C" or better) in ACC 402 is required during the first year of eligibility to enroll in the appropriate upper division business course at UNR.

ACC 204: Intermediate Accounting II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 203

Emphasizes accounting theory and concepts in corporate accounting. Areas of focus will include stockholder's equity, investments in securities and funds, financial reporting, and analysis of financial statements.

ACC 220: Microcomputer Accounting Systems

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 201

Integrates the principles of accounting and the concepts of data processing. Students will become familiar with computerized accounting systems which are realistic examples of systems used in business today. This course in combination with ACC 203 is accepted in lieu of ACC 401 at UNR. Validation of content and knowledge by approved College of Business examination, or satisfactory performance ("C" or better) in ACC 402 is required during the first year of eligibility to enroll in the appropriate upper division business course at UNR.

ACC 223: Introduction to QuickBooks

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 135 or consent of instructor

Introduces students to QuickBooks accounting program and computerized accounting. Student's will receive hands-on training in the use of QuickBooks using fictitious case studies. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ACC 261: Governmental Accounting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 201

Introduces accounting and reporting for government and non-profit entities. Includes study of fund and budget accounts of local governmental units, revenues, appropriations, disbursements and assessments.

ACC 290: Certified Bookkeeper Course

Units (Credits): 6; Prerequisites: ACC 201 with a grade of C or better, or by demonstrating a thorough knowledge of double-entry accounting.

Offers skills for working professionals and students who wish to advance their career in the bookkeeping profession. Upon successful completion, students will be able to sit for a national exam administered by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). Upon passing this exam and completing two years of bookkeeping experience, individuals earn the right to call themselves "Certified Bookkeepers." Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ACC 295: Work Experience I

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Provides on-the-job supervised and educationally directed work experience. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ACC 299: Advanced Special Topics in Accounting

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: ACC 201 or ACC 202 or consent of instructor

Applies to a variety of advanced topics including short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects in accounting.

Air Conditioning (AC)

Career and Technical Education Division

AC 198: Special Topics in HVAC

Units (Credits): 0.5–6; Prerequisites: none

Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. Offered from one-half to six units depending on the course content and number of hours required. May be repeated up to six units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

American Sign Language (AM)

Career and Technical Education Division

AM 140: American Sign Language I / II

Units (Credits): 6; Prerequisites: none

Introduces ASL and focuses on the development of basic conversational skills, emphasizing receptive abilities.

AM 141: American Sign Language III / IV

Units (Credits): 6; Prerequisites: AM 140 or AM145/AM146

Promotes the shift from comprehension to production of ASL to bring the students current ASL fluency to a point of self-generated ASL. American Sign Language IV encourages students to expand his or her command of discourse in ASL on various everyday topics.

AM 145: American Sign Language I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces ASL and focuses on the development of basic conversational skills, emphasizing receptive abilities.

AM 146: American Sign Language II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 145

Continues to stress the development of basic conversational skills with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and expressive skills.

AM 147: American Sign Language III

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 146

Promotes the shifting from comprehension to production of ASL to bring one's current ASL fluency to a point of self generated ASL.

AM 148: American Sign Language IV

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 147

Encourages the student to expand his or her command of discourse in ASL on various everyday topics.

AM 149: American Sign Language V

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 148

Emphasizes conversational fluency and identification of discourse styles in ASL, which will lead to the ability to initial, maintain and conclude conversational interactions with various deaf language styles and/or preference.

AM 150: American Sign Language VI

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 149

Final course in the American Sign Language series, covering a culmination of all signs, pragmatics, grammar and fingerspelling skills acquired throughout the series. Emphasis is on utilizing all ASL skills simultaneously and fluently.

AM 151: Fingerspelling I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Develops basic skills in receptive and expressive fingerspelling.

AM 152: Fingerspelling II

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: AM 151 or current enrollment in AM 151

Improves receptive and expressive fingerspelling skills to intermediate/advanced levels.

AM 153: Deaf Culture

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 145

Offers a study of people who are deafened. Includes clinical and audiological descriptions of deafness and its course.

AM 154: Deaf History

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Examines segments of the history of deaf people and the deaf community, as well as the deaf experience from a historical perspective.

AM 199: Special Topics in Sign Language

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Includes short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to six units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AM 201: Interpreting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 146

Exposes students to the profession of sign language interpretation, providing them with an opportunity to determine their interest in the field.

AM 202: Interpreting II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 201

Develops receptive and expressive skills in interpreting. Includes a series of activities leading from consecutive interpretation to simultaneous interpretation skills.

AM 203: Interpreting III

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 202

Develops receptive and expressive skills in interpreting for deaf individuals. Follows a sequenced series of consecutive interpretation to simultaneous interpretation skills.

AM 204: Practicum in Sign Language Interpreting

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: AM 203

Offers advanced interpreting exposure and practical experience in sign language interpreting.

AM 215: Conversational ASL

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 147

Focuses on the natural use of American Sign Language. Appropriate use of ASL grammar and vocabulary in conversational situations is stressed. Students master appropriate pragmatics, use of facial expressions, space, fingerspelling and classifiers, simultaneously for conversational fluency. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AM 216: Receptive ASL

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 147

Provides opportunities for students to develop receptive skills with a wide variety of signers. Receptive language of children, teens, adults with various socio-economic levels, and senior signers will be developed. Acquisition and comprehension of regional signs, "slang" signs, and generational signs will also be emphasized.

Anthropology (ANTH)

Liberal Arts Division

ANTH 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces human culture and society. Provides an understanding of human diversity through a comparative study of politics, religion, economics and social organization.

ANTH 102: Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Units (Credits): 3; Corequisites: recommend ANTH 110L

Explores the biological and evolutionary origins of humans through the examination of the fossil record, the study of primates, and the study of human biology.

ANTH 110L: Physical Anthropology Lab

Units (Credits): 1; Corequisites: ANTH 102

Provides practical experience in aspects of physical anthropology: the mechanisms of inheritance, osteology and forensic science, comparative anatomy and human evolution, and aspects of modern human variability.

ANTH 201: Peoples & Cultures of the World

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a comparative survey of selected societies from throughout the world. Emphasis is on the impact of global developments on traditional societies.

ANTH 202: Introduction to Archeology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys archaeology in the Old and New Worlds. Examines methods used by archaeologists to describe and explain prehistoric cultures.

ANTH 210: Indians of Nevada Today

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys the Native American populations of Nevada and adjacent areas with emphasis on contemporary reservation conditions.

ANTH 212: Indians of North America

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys traditional life and modern conditions of American Indians with emphasis on the western United States.

ANTH 213: Introduction to the Indians of the Great Basin

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the Indians of the Great Basin summarizing ethnographic and contemporary issues of Native Americans of the Great Basin and the indigenous groups that are geographically adjacent and have influenced Basin cultures. Also examines the archaeological documentation of pre-contact conditions.

ANTH 214: Introduction to Mesoamerican Prehistory and Archaeology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to the archaeology and prehistory of Mesoamerica. Includes the development of complex societies in Mexico and Central America.

ANTH 215: Introduction to Faith, Witchcraft and Magic

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to the anthropological study of religion as a human institution. Examines the history, methods, and current status of the field.

ANTH 443: Environmental Archaeology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Topics selected from paleoecology, taphonomy, geoarchaeology, and dating methods. Lectures, readings, and field trips cover advanced principles, method and theory, and practical applications.

Applied Industrial Technology (AIT)

Career and Technical Education Division

AIT 101: Fundamentals of Applied Industrial Technology

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Explains the fundamental concepts of electricity used in many applications, especially control systems. Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws will be applied both in theory and through lab experiments. Mechanical concepts of basic levers and forces, friction and pulleys and gears are introduced, as well as their effects on a system. Covers fundamental operation of electric relay controls and explains basic logic circuits which are used to provide automated control of many types of machines. Simulated tools and test equipment are utilized.Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AIT 102: Measurement Tools and Methods

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

Explains the fundamental concepts of dimensional measurement. Accuracy and tolerance will be described and applied in theory and through lab experiments. U.S. Customary Units and S.I. Metric Units are utilized both in measurement and conversion. Covers fundamental operation of dial and digital calipers. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AIT 103: Introduction to Machine Tool Technologies

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the fundamental concepts of using a drill press and band saw, including their parts and controls. These tools will be utilized in the manufacturing process to cut materials and countersink, counterbore, ream and tap holes. Lab experiments will be accomplished through simulated tools and test equipment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AIT 121: Electrical Control Systems

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: AIT 101

Covers the function and operation of logic control circuits used in industrial, commercial and residential applications. Relays, limit switches and time-delays are introduced for a variety of uses. Automation with electrical control is common in many settings, using components wired together in specific configurations that form the logic needed to determine the sequesnce of machine operations. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AIT 155: Applied Industrial Technology Hands On Lab

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Allows students of Applied Industrial Technology to use hands-on trainers and equipment for the study of various topics. Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AIT 201: Pneumatic Power Technologies

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the concepts of how to connect and operate basic pneumatic components and systems, read circuit diagrams, monitor system operation, and design circuits. Different types of actuators and values will be explained, and skills working with pneumatic schematics will be strengthened by using simulated tools and test equipment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

Arabic (ARA)

Liberal Arts Division

ARA 101: Conversational Arabic I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Emphasizes Arabic spoken communication, listening, reading and writing skills. A vocabulary of Arabic-English words will be developed to suit student needs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

ARA 102: Conversational Arabic II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ARA 101

Emphasizes Arabic spoken communication. Listening, reading and writing skills will be explored. A vocabulary of Arabic-English words can be developed to suit student needs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

Art (ART)

Liberal Arts Division

ART 100: Visual Foundations

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores visual forms and contemporary concepts through a variety of media, presentations and discussions.

ART 101: Drawing I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Develops drawing skills through practice with a broad variety of drawing tools and techniques. One hour lecture/four hours studio per week.

ART 102: Drawing II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 101

Continues ART 101 with increased emphasis on the refinement of drawing skills. One hour lecture/ four hours studio per week.

ART 105: Color Theory

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces color interactions, optical phenomena and creative application.

ART 108: Design Fundamentals II (2-D)

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores the fundamentals of design utilizing various media while focusing on three-dimensional design and sculptural practices. One hour lecture/four hours studio per week.

ART 111: Beginning Ceramics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces basic ceramic techniques and concepts including both hand-built and wheel thrown vessels as well as both utilitarian and non-utilitarian ceramic forms.

ART 115: Beginning Clay Sculpture

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to clay as a medium for sculptural design. Focus is on human head, small animal sculpture and mold-making.

ART 124: Beginning Printmaking

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces printmaking processes emphasizing relief, intaglio, lithographic, and screen processes.

ART 127: Watercolor I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a beginning course in watercolor painting with emphasis on materials and techniques which contribute to the production of quality works of art.

ART 131: Introduction to Painting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the basics of various traditional and contemporary painting media.

ART 135: Photography I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces black and white photography and the 35mm camera. The course is designed as a beginning or refresher class in understanding photo taking and darkroom procedures. Student must provide a 35mm camera.

ART 141: Introduction to Digital Photography I

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces photographic techniques. Topics include exposure, camera controls, digital printing, file management. Explores creative possibilities and thematic modes of photography; working in series.

ART 142: Introduction to Digital Photography II

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: ART 141 or consent of instructor

Continued exploration of photography utilizing digital based equipment with an emphasis on cameras (both traditional and digital) and scanning, including the creation and manipulation of original images.

ART 160: Art Appreciation

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies art, artists and art media of various historical periods to develop the student's capacity to evaluate and appreciate them.

ART 201: Life Drawing I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 101

Practices drawing the human figure from nude models. Emphasizes the expressive potentialities of human figure, and the production of quality drawings. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 208: Fiber Arts

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces fiber based techniques and concepts including contemporary uses of quilting and fabric dyes, among other techniques, as a fine art form.

ART 209: Introduction to Gallery Practices

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers the practices and ethics of operating an art gallery. May be repeated for up to six units.

ART 211: Ceramics I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a beginning studio course in ceramic construction and decoration. Lecture and laboratory methods are used to give special attention to the development of individual students skills. Uses potter's wheels. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 212: Ceramics II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 211

Continues ART 211 with increased attention given to further refinement of skills. One hour lecture/four hours studio per week.

ART 216: Sculpture I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers fundamentals of sculpture using plaster, wood and other materials.

ART 217: Sculpture II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 216 or consent of instructor

Offers studio classes in techniques and skills of subtractive and additive sculpture. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 218: Alternative Sculpture

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores non-traditional sculpting techniques.

ART 221: Beginning Printmaking: Intaglio

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 124

Introduce etching, drypint, aquatint, and other techniques related to metal plate printmaking. Emphasis on the creative use of materials and techniques.

ART 222: Beginning Printmaking: Lithography

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART 124

Examines materials and techniques for lithography. Explores black and white printing as well as color and photo generated images.

ART 223: Beginning Printmaking: Serigraphy

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART 124

Introduces the basic techniques of silk-screen printing with emphasis on its creative potential.

ART 224: Beginning Printmaking: Relief

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART 124

Lecture/studio instruction in printing, woodcuts, linocuts and assembled relief surfaces.

ART 225: Intermediate Printmaking

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 124

Continues Art 124 with emphasis on contemporary techniques and processes for traditional intaglio, lithography, and digital imaging techniques for intaglio and lithographic processes.

ART 227: Watercolor II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 127

Continues exploration of watercolor techniques and concepts including gouache and related media.

ART 231: Painting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a beginning course in oil and/or acrylic painting. Introduces concepts and develops skills for the production of quality paintings. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 232: Painting II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 231

Continues ART 231, with increased emphasis on refinement of basic painting skills. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 235: Photography II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 135

Broadens students' understanding of photographic imagery and continues to develop greater technical knowledge and skill. Student must provide a camera.

ART 236: Photography III

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 235

Deals with studio and on-location commercial photography. Provides the basics about studio lighting and procedures. Students must provide a camera.

ART 237: Photography II Color

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 141

Covers continued explorations of numerous photographic techniques, compositional styles, concepts and critical analysis of photography as a Fine Art.

ART 245: Digital Media I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: At least one art studio course, such as Visual Foundations, Beginning Photography, Drawing, etc.

Introduces concepts and practices of computer art and related media with an emphasis on contemporary experimental applications.

ART 260: Survey Art History I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys art of the western world from prehistoric times through the Gothic Period.

ART 261: Survey of Art History II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys art of the western world from the Renaissance to the present.

ART 296: Independent Study

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Focuses on independent exploration of studio techniques and concepts as discussed with the instructor during one-on-one critiques and instruction. May be repeated for up to six units.

ART 297: Field Study

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a study of art in its cultural and historical setting with potential visits to museums, galleries, and art studios.

ART 298: Portfolio Emphasis

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers input for artist portfolios by means of critique and resolving a conceptual body of work in a professional portfolio presentation.

ART 299: Special Topics in Studio Art

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Applies to assorted short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to six units.

Astronomy (AST)

Liberal Arts Division

AST 100: Special Topics: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Covers an assortment of exotic and fascinating stellar and astronomical objects that are at the center of modern astronomy. Studies the life cycles of both large and small mass stars as well as new developments and discoveries from a wide range of topics in astrophysics.

AST 105: Introductory Astronomy Laboratory

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: AST 109, AST 110 or consent of instructor

Presents laboratory exercises in astronomy in the tradition of the amateur astronomer. Includes observation of celestial objects as well as laboratory exercises to investigate the physical nature of astronomical objects. Instructs on the use of telescopes and the process of the scientific method. Recommended for non-science majors.

AST 109: Planetary Astronomy

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120, MATH 126 or higher or consent of instructor

Offers a descriptive introduction to current concepts of the solar system, modern observational techniques, and their results. Utilizes telescopes and observatory facilities. Includes four laboratory experiences.

AST 110: Stellar Astronomy

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120, MATH 126 or higher or consent of instructor

Offers a descriptive introduction to stellar and galactic systems, the life cycle of stars, theories of the universe and its formation. Utilizes telescopes and observatory facilities. Includes four laboratory experiences.

AST 115: Birth of Astrophysics

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Covers the accidental discovery of the solar spectral lines at the beginning of the 19th century and explores the threads of observation and interpretation through the subsequent 100 years. Explains how this process created modern astronomy, atomic physics, and chemistry. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AST 118: Astronomical Instrumentation

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the basic operation of reflecting and refracting telescopes, fundamentals of spectrograph and methods for obtaining stellar spectra, and multiple uses of the CCD camera for astronomical imaging. Emphasis will be on working with the instruments (hands-on) and taking real time data when applicable. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AST 120: Introduction to Astrobiology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the geology, planetary science, atmospheric science, oceanography, and other sciences. Explore's the scientific reasons behind why the Solar System harbors a living planet. Covers the factors that allow the Earth to support life and the potential for life on other planets within the universe.

AST 190: Projects in Observational Astronomy

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AST 105 or consent of instructor

Develops skills in observational astronomy with a project-oriented course. Uses high quality equipment such as cameras, photometers, telescopes and heliostats. Laboratory course recommended for non-science majors.

AST 198: Special Topics in Astronomy

Units (Credits): 0.5–6; Prerequisites: none

Includes short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to six units. Note: Non-transferable for a NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AST 290: Internship in Astronomy

Units (Credits): 1–8; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Allows students to apply knowledge to real, on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and faculty advisor to maximize learning experiences. Students may earn up to eight units on the basis of 45 hours of internship per unit. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AST 299: Directed Study

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Covers selected topics and directed student research of interest to students in astronomy. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

Atmospheric Sciences (ATMS)

Liberal Arts Division

ATMS 117: Meteorology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers the elements that make up meteorology, potential climate change, severe weather, and weather forecasting.

Automotive Auto Body (AUTB)

Career and Technical Education Division

AUTB 120: Automotive Collision I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides fundamental instruction of hands-on skill and knowledge in auto body construction, tools, and safety. Students will also work with metal, plastics, fiberglass and trim. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTB 121: Auto Collision I Practice

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTB 120. The emphasis will be geared to a more practical, hands-on experience through the use of grinders, orbital sanders and all collision repair equipment. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTB 125: Automotive Collision II

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: AUTB 120

Continues AUTB 120 with more advanced hands-on skill and knowledge in auto body construction, tools, safety and work with metal, plastic, fiberglass and trim. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTB 126: Automotive Collision II Practice

Units (Credits): 1–9; Prerequisites: AUTB 125

Continues to develop student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTB 125. The emphasis will be geared to a more practical, hands-on experience through the use of frame machines, laser measuring devices, and various shop equipment and hand tools. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTB 200: Automotive Refinishing I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides fundamental instruction of hands-on skill and knowledge in the painting and refinishing, including metal preparation, sanding techniques, masking and priming. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTB 201: Automotive Refinishing Practice

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Further develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTB 200. The emphasis will be geared to a more practical, hands-on experience through use of the various spray guns and finish techniques. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTB 205: Auto Refinishing II

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: AUTB 200

Continues AUTB 200 with more advanced hands-on skill and knowledge in the painting and refinishing of auto bodies. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTB 206: Automotive Refinishing Practice II

Units (Credits): 1–9; Prerequisites: AUTB 205

Further develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTB 205. Emphasizes a more practical, hands-on experience through use of different style guns and spray equipment, paint materials, color matching, etc. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTB 210: Plastic Composite and Adhesives

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: AUTB 120 or consent of instructor

Offers an in-depth study of the new plastics, composite panels and the adhesion process. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTB 211: Plastic, Composites & Adhesives Practice

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: AUTB 120, AUTB 200

Further develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTB 210. The emphasis will be geared to a more practical, hands-on experience through an in-depth study of the new plastics, composite panels and the adhesion process for them. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTB 220: Auto Collision & Refinishing Estimating

Units (Credits): 3–6; Prerequisites: basic computer skills

Familiarizes students with the estimating portion of the auto collision and refinishing program. The course involves analyzing damage in-depth, creating a damage report and using computer software for the process. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

Automotive Mechanics (AUTO)

Career and Technical Education Division

AUTO 101: Introduction to General Mechanics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobiles. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of various systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 111: Automotive Electricity

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles and theory of automotive electricity and the maintenance of automobile electrical systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments. Introduces a variety of different electrical systems and accessories. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 112: Automotive Electricity II

Units (Credits): 3–6; Prerequisites: AUTO 111 or consent of instructor

Further develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTO 111. Provides practical, hands-on experience through the use of Multi meters, VAT 40, manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand held test instruments. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 115: Auto Electricity & Electronics I

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AUTO 101 or consent of instructor

Covers mastery of DC electricity, use of digital multimeters, troubleshooting electrical problems in starting, charging and accessory systems. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 117: Advanced Auto Electronics

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AUTO 115

Teaches advanced AC and DC automotive electronic circuits, troubleshooting of electronically controlled components including supplemental restraint systems and convenience accessories. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 130: Engine Reconditioning

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 101

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobile engines. Includes overhaul of various systems in the engine (valve, train, oiling system, etc.) safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools. Introduces a variety of systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 140: Automotive Brake Systems

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automotive brake systems including antilock systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, power tools and hand-held test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 141: Automotive Brake Systems Practice

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 140 or consent of instructor

Further develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTO 140. Provides practical, hands-on experience through the use of the brake lathe and bleeder, scanners, troubleshooting guides and brake hand tools. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 145: Automotive Brakes

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AUTO 101 or consent of instructor

Focuses on theory, diagnosis, and service of drum, disc, and anti-lock braking systems, brake component machining, hydraulic component reconditioning, friction and hardware replacement. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 150: Steering & Suspension Systems

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automotive steering and suspension system. Includes safety, use of manuals, and selection and use of hand tools, power tools and test equipment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 151: Steering Suspension System Practice

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 150 or consent of instructor

Develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTO 150. The emphasis will be geared to a more practical, hands-on experience through the use of the computer 4-wheel alignment, scanners, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools and hand-held test instruments. Expands on maintenance of a variety of systems and accessories. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 155: Steering & Suspension

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AUTO 101 or consent of instructor

Teaches diagnosis/service of suspension components including shocks, springs, ball joints, manual and power steering system and four wheel alignment are some areas covered. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 160: Auto Air Conditioning

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles design, construction and maintenance of automotive air conditioning systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments, evacuating systems, charging/recovery systems and other specialized air conditioning tools. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different air conditioning systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 190: Beginning Automotive Upholstery

Units (Credits): 3–6; Prerequisites: none

Covers the basics of cutting, fitting and stitching for all types of seats in cars, vans, motorcycles and boats. The student will learn how to operate the sewing machine, layout patterns and repair seat frames. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 195: Advanced Automotive Upholstery

Units (Credits): 3–6; Prerequisites: AUTO 190

Continues AUTO 190. Students work with custom upholstery designs such as tuck and roll, button and pleat, etc. Includes work with convertible tops, vinyl tops and headliners. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 196: Automotive Projects

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Permits students to pursue special projects and/or explore areas of specific interest under the direction of a college instructor. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 200: Standard Transmissions

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automotive standard transmission. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, power tools and test equipment. Studies transmission principles and systems. Includes disassembly and overhaul of various standard automobile transmissions. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 205: Manual Drive Trains and Axles

Units (Credits): 3–7; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobile ignition systems. Includes safety, use of manuals selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of various systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 210: Automatic Transmission & Transaxles I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automatic transmissions used in today's automobiles. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and appropriate transmission test instruments. Introduces maintenance of a variety of different automatic transmissions. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 211: Automatic Transmission & Transaxles II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 210

Concentrates on knowledge, skills, principles, design, construction and maintenance of automatic transmissions used in today's automobiles. Amplifies competencies learned in AUTO 210. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and appropriate transmission test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different automatic transmissions. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 220: Automotive Engine Performance Mechanics I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobile ignition systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 221: Automotive Engine Performance II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 220

Guides students through the basic theory of automotive emissions, description of emission control, operation of the controls system, trouble shooting and repair. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools and hand-held test instruments and engine analyzers. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 222: Automotive Computer Systems

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 230 or consent of instructor

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobile ignition systems and fuel systems. Studies General Motors, Ford EEC, Chrysler and foreign computer systems. Covers principles of operation, fuel managements, air management and all sensors including solenoids. Reviews basic electricity, electronic spark timing and high energy ignition systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, hand-held test instruments and engine analyzers. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 225: Engine Performance I/Fuel & Ignition

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AUTO 101 or consent of instructor

Studies engine related subsystems which include ignition, fuel, cooling, starting, and charging systems. Covers theory and testing of computerized engine management systems. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 227: Engine Performance II/Emission Control

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AUTO 225

Automotive emission control systems. Preparation on current gas analyzers for the purpose of diagnosis and repair of specific emission devices. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 229: Advanced Automotive Electricity

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 111

Continues study of material presented in AUTO 111. Reviews and amplifies principles and theory of automotive electricity and the maintenance of automobile electrical systems. Focuses on electronic applications. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools and hand-held test instruments. Introduces testing and servicing automotive electronic components. Expands on maintenance of a variety of systems and accessories. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 230: Advanced Engine Performance

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 220 or consent of instructor

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobile ignition systems and fuel systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, hand-held test instruments and engine analyzers. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 235: Engine Performance III/Diagnostics

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AUTO 227

Studies computerized engine and fuel management control, operational theory of automotive computers and the use of hand held diagnostic interfaces. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

AUTO 293: Work Experience I

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Provides the student with on-the-job supervised and educationally directed work experience. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.



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