Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Chemistry (CHEM)

Liberal Arts Division

CHEM 100: Molecules and Life in the Modern World

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120 or higher

Introduces chemistry with emphasis on impacts on human society, environmental issues, energy sources and life processes. Includes four laboratory experiments.

CHEM 121: General Chemistry I

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 126 with a grade of C or higher or appropriate score on the WNC placement exam or MATH 96 and prerequisite or corequsite of MATH 120

Provides fundamentals of chemistry including reaction stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, states of matter and thermochemistry. Three hours lecture/three hours laboratory.

CHEM 122: General Chemistry II

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CHEM 121 & MATH 126 & MATH 127, MATH 128

Provides fundamentals of chemistry including solutions, kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemisty, nuclear chemistry and properties of inorganic and organic compounds. Three hours lecture/three hours laboratory.

CHEM 220: Introductory Organic Chemistry

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CHEM 121; Recommended: CHEM 122

Surveys the principles of carbon chemistry. Credit allowed in only one of CHEM 220 or 241. Three hours lecture/three hours laboratory.

CHEM 241: Organic Chemistry I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CHEM 122

Introduces the chemistry of carbon compounds; functional groups; relationships among molecular structure, properties and reactivity and biological relevance. For life and environmental sciences majors. Credit allowed in only one of CHEM 220 or 241. Three hours lecture.

CHEM 241L: Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Laboratory I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: CHEM 122 ; Corequisites: CHEM 241

Introduces the chemistry of carbon compounds; functional groups; relationships among molecular structure, properties and reactivity and biological relevance. For life and environmental sciences majors. Three hours laboratory.

CHEM 242: Organic Chemistry II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CHEM 241

Provides an emphasis on functional groups, fundamental reaction mechanisms, and biomolecules. For life science and sciences majors. Continues CHEM 241. Three hours lecture.

CHEM 242L: Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Laboratory II

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: CHEM 241 & CHEM 241L ; Corequisites: CHEM 242

Provides an emphasis on functional groups, fundamental reaction mechanisms, and biomolecules. For life science and sciences majors. Three hours laboratory.

Chinese (CHI)

Liberal Arts Division

CHI 101: Chinese, Conversational I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Emphasizes oral communication skills, reading and writing. Chinese-English vocabulary is developed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CHI 102: Chinese, Conversational II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CHI 101

Continues skills learned in CHI 101. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CISCO Technology (CSCO)

Career and Technical Education Division

CSCO 120: CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. Principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced.

CSCO 121: CCNA Routing Protocols and Concepts

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 120 or consent of instructor

Covers the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF.

CSCO 130: Fundamentals of Wireless LANs

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Introduces wireless LAN concepts and focuses on the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of wireless networks. Covers a comprehensive overview of technologies, security and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands-on skills. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CSCO 220: CCNA LAN Switching and Wireless Fundamentals

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 120

Covers an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the LAN environment for small and large networks. Beginning with a foundational overview of Ethernet, provides detailed explanations of LAN switch operation, VLAN implementation, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing, and wireless network operations. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, VTP, and wireless networks. Campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts are introduced.

CSCO 221: CCNA WAN Fundamentals

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 121 & CSCO 220

Explains the principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs) and provides an overview of the services and protocols at the data link layer for wide-area access. Students learn how to implement and configure Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), DSL, and Frame Relay. WAN security concepts, tunneling, and VPN basics are also introduced.

CSCO 230: Fundamentals of Network Security

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 121

Prepares students for certification in Cisco and CompTIA security. Teaches how to design and implement security solutions to reduce the risk of revenue loss and vulnerability. Combines hands-on experience, instructor-led lectures, and a Web based curriculum for students. Provides an introduction to network security and overall security processes. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CSCO 280: CCNP Advanced Routing

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 221 or CCNA Certification

Prepares students with the knowledge and skills to necessary to use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalability for Cisco ISR routers connected to LANs and WANs. Covers topics on Advanced IP Addressing, Routing Principles, Multicast Routing, IPv6, Manipulating Routing Updates, and configuring basic BGP, Configuring EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS. Recommended preparation for the Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks exam; required to become a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

CSCO 281: CCNP Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 221 or CCNA Certification

Prepares students with the knowledge and skills to secure and expand the reach of an enterprise network to teleworkers and remote sites with focus on securing remote access and VPN client configuration. Covers topics on the Cisco hierarchical network model as it pertains to the WAN, teleworker configuration and access, frame mode MPLS, site-to-site IPSEC VPN, Cisco EZVPN, strategies used to mitigate network attacks, Cisco device hardening and IOS firewall features. Recommended preparation for the Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks exam; required to become a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

CSCO 282: CCNP Multilayer Switching

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 221 Or CCNA Certification

Covers knowledge and skills necessary to implement scalable multilayer switched networks. Includes topics on Campus Networks, describing and implementing advanced Spanning Tree concepts, VLANs and Inter-VLAN routing, High Availability, Wireless Client Access, Access Layer Voice concepts, and minimizing service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network. Recommended preparation for the Multi-layer Switching exam; required to become a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

CSCO 283: CCNP Optimizing Converged Internetworks

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 221 or CCNA Certification

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary in optimizing and providing effective QOS techniques for converged networks. Topics include implementing a VOIP network, implementing QoS on converged networks, specific IP QoS mechanisms for implementing the DiffServ QoS model, AutoQoS, wireless security and basic wireless management. Recommended preparation for the Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks exam; required to become a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

Civil Engineering (CEE)

Career and Technical Education Division

CEE 140: Introduction to Civil Engineering

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to the nature and theory of Civil Engineering and the means and methods used to design and develop Civil Engineering projects such as highways, bridges and subdivisions. Students will demonstrate competencies by completing assigned projects.

CEE 411: Environmental Law

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

Examines current federal laws, rules and regulations concerning the environment. Emphasis on court decisions and interpretations of the law.

CEE 462: Construction Cost Estimating

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 121, MATH 126 or higher, admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Develops students full comprehension of cost estimation in all aspects of construction. Covers quantity take-off, labor cost, equipment costs, subcontracts, overhead costs, profit, and bidding. Special emphasis will be placed on commercial construction.

CEE 463: Project Scheduling

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 281, MATH 127 or higher, admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Covers project planning, order of project completion, scheduling basics, types of schedules, schedule outputs and reports, project progress, special topics.

CEE 464: Construction Law

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Covers bids and bid mistakes, contracts and contract documents, performance, liens, bonds, and arbitration vs. litigation, including case studies.

CEE 465: Construction Cost Accounting

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: ACC 201 and admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Explores direct material costs, direct labor costs, other direct costs, indirect costs, progress billings, profitability and economic survival.

CEE 466: Construction Management

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: CEM 456 admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor; Corequisites: CEM 456

Covers material to help students develop an understanding in the practices of construction management, taking into account construction manuals developed by the industry. Focuses on heavy civil projects and encourages participants to develop a complete bid package of such projects.

CEE 495: Special Topics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 108, CONS 114, CEM 456 admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor.

Allows for study and/or experimentation in areas of special current and modern fields that concerns construction managers will be covered. The course will train students to research different possibilities and their implications on the modern construction industry.

Communication (COM)

Liberal Arts Division

COM 101: Oral Communications

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the principles and practices of public speaking.

COM 102: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the field, principles and concepts of interpersonal communication.

COM 103: Conversation for English Language Learners

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: Basic English skills in speaking, reading, and writing, or consent of instructor.

Studies conversation and pronunciation for intermediate to advanced English language learners. Covers a variety of discussion topics, emphasizing fluency and accuracy of spoken English. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

COM 113: Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies theories and principles of speech, public speaking, discussion, interpersonal communication and oral interpretation.

COM 213: Public Speaking

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Practices the delivery and theory in the composition of public speeches, including message development, organization and style.

COM 299: Special Topics in Communication

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

Investigates a special topic or technique of speech communication.

COM 412: Intercultural Communication

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

Factors important to meaningful communication across cultures with emphasis on intercultural differences in North America.

Community Health Sciences (CHS)

Nursing and Allied Health Division

CHS 102: Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers lifelong tools that will help enhance wellness. Health values, attitudes and behaviors of self and others will be explored. Students will be active in design and execution of personal fitness and wellness plans.

Computer Aided Drafting (CADD)

Career and Technical Education Division

CADD 100: Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: IS 101, MATH 110 or higher; Recommended: DFT 100, COT 204 or equivalent experience

Uses AutoCAD software to produce working drawings. Emphasizes constructing and editing two-dimensional geometry and placing drawing annotation.

CADD 105: Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 100 or consent of instructor

Provides instruction and training in advanced two-dimension AutoCAD commands. Covers the use of symbols and symbol libraries. Introduces three-dimensional drawing.

CADD 120: Architectural Drafting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 100 or equivalent experience

Stresses blueprint reading skills. Introduces residential working drawing concepts leading to a full set of professional level working drawings. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CADD 140: Technical Drafting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: DFT 100, CADD 100 or consent of instructor

Extends the knowledge gained in DFT 100 to manufacturing industry-type situations. Applies industry standards to advanced drafting problems using Computer Aided Drafting techniques.

CADD 141: Technical Drafting II

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

Introduces shop processes, detail working drawings, precision dimensioning, limits and tolerances, design layouts, shop notes, parts lists, assembly drawings, developments and intersections, and pictorial drawings. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CADD 198: Special Topics in CADD

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

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

CADD 200: Advanced Computer Aided Drafting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 105 or equivalent experience

Provides training and instruction on the advanced features of AutoCAD. Develops new skills in use of external references, 3-D drafting and solid modeling. Introduces potential within AutoCAD.

CADD 210: CADD Project

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 105 and consent of instructor

Offers practical experience in completing a major project in a desired CADD study discipline. Offered on a contractual basis only. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CADD 220: Architectural Drafting II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 105, CADD 120 or consent of instructor

Stresses commercial applications of architectural drafting principles. Introduces building codes and design principles. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CADD 225: Architectural Computer Aided Drafting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 105, CADD 120 or consent of instructor

Provides instruction in using the AutoCAD software to produce architectural drawings. Areas covered will include residential floor plans, sections, details and elevation drawings. Some exposure to commercial architecture may also be included. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CADD 230: Civil Drafting I

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

Teaches the use of AutoDesk Civil 3D software for producing Civil Engineering working drawings. Focuses on the development of "existing conditions" drawings from surveyed data that will be suitable for designing civil engineering improvements and will move into the development of a civil engineering plan layout. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CADD 231: Civil Drafting II

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

Teaches the use of AutoDesk Civil 3D software for producing Civil Engineering working drawings. Focuses on the development of "design" drawings based on surveyed data. Starting with an existing conditions electronic drawing complete with topography and existing improvements, the student will complete the process of developing a finished set of drawings, including the elements of linear and localized civil projects. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CADD 242: Advanced Technical Drafting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 141, MATH 096

Teaches geometric tolerancing and dimensioning, and descriptive geometry. Offers project design/layout within a team environment. Includes supervision/organization of team effort and tooling required for design problem.

CADD 245: Solid Modeling and Parametric Design

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

Provides training and instruction in using parametric solid modeling software to create solid model parts, assemblies and working drawings.

CADD 260: Introduction to CAD/CAM

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 242, MATH 127

Offers instruction in design techniques for manufacturing processes using CAD/CAM technology. Introduces conversion from CAD drafting database to NC machine code. Includes NC machining introduction. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CADD 290: Internship in CADD

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

Offers 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.

CADD 295: Independent Study

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

Offers a course for students with a particular interest in a specific drafting area. Offered on a contractual basis only. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

Computer Applications (CA)

Career and Technical Education Division

CA 100: Introduction to Personal Computing

Units (Credits): 0.5–1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces computer equipment terminology, and how a computer and computer progress work. Taught mostly through lecture and visual aids with a generous portion of "hands-on" computing exercises. Perfect for those who are new to the world of personal computers, and excellent for those considering purchasing a computer. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 101: Introduction to MS Windows

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CA 100 or equivalent experience

Introduces information and computing exercises that provide the skills to successfully "navigate" through multiple programs and control on-screen environment. The process of "Cut" and "Paste" is thoroughly explored. Format is mostly lecture and "hands-on" computing exercises. Perfect for those who are new to using personal computers. Offers an excellent foundation for using all Microsoft Windows-based computer programs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 102: Introduction to Word Processing

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: CA 101 or equivalent experience

Presents information and computing exercises to provide students with the skills necessary to successfully create, edit, and print professional-looking documents. Format is mostly "hands-on" computing exercises and lecture. Perfect for those who are new to word processing programs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 103: Introduction to Spreadsheet

Units (Credits): 0.5–1; Prerequisites: CA 101 or equivalent experience

Provides the information and computing exercises to perform the skills necessary to successfully create formulas, edit, and print professional-looking spreadsheets. Introduces "hands-on" computing exercises and lecture. Perfect for those who are new to spreadsheet programs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 104: Introduction to Data Base Management

Units (Credits): 0.5–1; Prerequisites: CA 102 or equivalent experience; Recommended: CA 103 or equivalent experience

Provides students with the information and computing exercises to perform the skills necessary to successfully create and edit database tables, forms, queries, and reports. Format is mostly "hands-on" computing exercises and lecture. Perfect for those who are new to database management programs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 107: Introduction to PowerPoint

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: CA 102 or equivalent experience

Presents information and computing exercises to provide students with the skills necessary to successfully create, edit, and present professional-looking "slide shows". Format is mostly "hands-on" computing exercises and lecture. Perfect for those who are new to presentation programs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 109: Introduction to Publisher

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: none

Introduces Microsoft Publisher, and covers the basics of designing a variety of publications. Key features include designing publications that capture readers' attention using text, graphics, images, lines, and shapes. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 110: MS Windows: Intermediate

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Windows

Teaches more about Windows elements and their function: Program Manager; create group windows and program icons; File Manager; view, create directories, move, copy, delete groups; the Control Panel; add/remove fonts, add printers, set icon space and font. Students learn Notepad, Write, Paintbrush, and the fundamentals of OLE links. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 116: Microsoft Office: Intermediate

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Windows

Explores the many facets of this very comprehensive, integrated software package. Useful for the business and professional computer user. Word, E-mail, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 117: Microsoft Word: Intermediate

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: CA 102 or equivalent experience

Presents information and computing exercises to introduce special features of MS Word that help create more professional looking documents, as well as discover time saving techniques. Format is mostly "hands-on" computing exercises and lecture. Perfect for those who already have basic word processing skills. Provides a much deeper understanding of the MS Word program. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 118: Microsoft Access: Intermediate

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: CA 104 or equivalent experience

Presents information and computing exercises with emphasis on creating table relationships, specialized Field Properties, and customizing forms. Format is mostly "hands-on" computing exercises and lecture. Perfect for those who already have basic database management skills. Provides a much deeper understanding of the MS Access program. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 119: Microsoft Excel: Intermediate

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: CA 103 or equivalent experience

Presents information and computing exercises to review basic formulas and functions. Introduces students to linking sheet, charts and database management features, as well as time saving techniques. Format is mostly "hands-on" computing exercises with some lecture. Perfect for those who already have basic spreadsheet program skills. Provides a much deeper understanding of the MS Excel program. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 127: Microsoft Word: Advanced

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: CA 117 or equivalent experience

Presents information and computing exercises to introduce students to more special features of MS Word that help create more complex documents as well as discover time saving techniques to some of the basic and intermediate MS Word features. Format is mostly "hands-on" computing exercises and lecture. Assists persons who already have intermediate word processing skills. Provides students with a much higher level of confidence with the MS Word program. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 128: Microsoft Access: Advanced

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: CA 118 or equivalent experience

Offers special insight on more involved aspects of the program such as Switchboards and simple Macros. Information and computing exercises will introduce students to more complex features of MS Access designed to create a database file intended for an "end-user" application. Format is mostly "hands-on" computing exercises and lecture. Perfect for those who already have intermediate database management skills. Provides a much higher level of confidence with the MS Access program. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 129: Microsoft Excel: Advanced

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: CA 119 or equivalent experience

Presents information and computing exercises to introduce students to features of MS Excel that help create more complex spreadsheets, as well as discover time saving techniques of some of the basic and intermediate MS Excel features. Offers mostly "hands-on" computing exercises and lecture. Perfect for those with intermediate spreadsheet skills. Emphasis on function syntax and more involved functions provides students with a much higher level of confidence with the MS Excel program. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 130: Introduction to Digital Photography

Units (Credits): 0.5–1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the vocabulary, operation, and presentation of digital photography. Topics include how to buy a digital camera, the difference between digital and film photography, operation of digital cameras, downloading and manipulation of graphics, archive and storage, printing, and get creating the best images from a digital camera. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 136: MS Outlook: Beginning

Units (Credits): 0.5–1; Prerequisites: none

Teaches basic skills of Outlook, a basic desktop information management program, including organizing a schedule, keeping track of contacts, and communicating with others. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 140: Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: CA 107 or equivalent experience

Presents information and computing exercises that focus on custom animations, managing multiple object types, and linking to other presentations. Format is mostly "hands-on" computing exercises and lecture. Perfect for persons who already have basic presentation program skills. Provides students with a much deeper understanding of the MS PowerPoint program. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 141: Microsoft PowerPoint: Advanced

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Windows and working knowledge of PowerPoint for Windows.

Teaches more about importing outlines created in other applications. Covers how to create slides with special backgrounds, and quick and easy ways to scale objects, re-size objects, and send objects to the bottom of the stack. Covers how to create a creative closing slide for presentations. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 142: Quicken: Introduction

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Windows

Teaches how to setup accounts, data files, and classes. Explores Intuit's online services and the Quicken Financial Network. Covers how to setup and use the register, how Quicken memorizes transactions, how to use the Quicken Financial Calendar, how to write and print checks, and on-line services. Teaches methods to balance checkbooks, track credit card and cash transactions, create and print reports and graphs, and how to prepare income taxes. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 144: Basic Internet

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the fundamental terminology or jargon about cruising the Net, checking out web sites, and surfing cyberspace. Students develop an understanding as to what the Internet offers, online research, multimedia information, archives, and databases on a vast range of topics. Teaches about e-mail and how to exchange messages with users connected to the Net. Covers the fundamentals of: telnet, TCP/IP, e-mail user-name, Host-name, USENET, CLIENT/SERVER services, and accessing the WWW with search engines. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 146: Microsoft Outlook: Intermediate

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: basic knowledge of Windows

Introduces the student to Outlook, an integrated system of software tools that perform a variety of distinct functions. It is a personal organizer, appointment book, address book, activity log, and task manager, all in one. Learn to create/manage: inbox, calendar, contacts, tasks, journal, and notes. Learn how to use the same piece of information, such as an address, many times in many different ways without having to re-enter it each time. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 153: QuickBooks I

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to the first of a three-part workshop series. In the introductory session, students will be introduced to the QuickBooks program, setting up a company, working with lists, setting up an inventory, selling products, and invoicing services. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 154: QuickBooks II

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: none

Offers students the second class in a three-part series. Students will investigate payment processing, working with bank accounts, entering/paying bills, and creating reports. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 155: QuickBooks III

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: none

Provides the final workshop in the three part series. Students will learn how to track and pay sales tax, do payroll, track time/estimate and cost jobs, and customize forms. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CA 160: How to Install Software

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: none

Teaches how to add and remove software from a computer running Windows 9x, XP. Studies desktop settings and start menu programs to develop efficient computer users. Students learn how to use the control panel and take charge of a computer system. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

Computer Engineering (CPE)

Liberal Arts Division

CPE 201: Digital Design

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CS 135

Offers fundamentals of digital design. Topics include number bases, binary arithmetic, Boolean logic, minimizations, combinational and sequential circuits, registers, counters, memory, programmable logic devices, and register transfer.

Computer Information Technology (CIT)

Career and Technical Education Division

CIT 110: A+ Hardware

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the fundamentals of computer system repair. Students learn the hardware and software elements that define an operating computing system. Troubleshooting methods and the use of diagnostic tools are taught with reinforcement provided, using hands-on exercises. Successful completion of this course will place a student in good standing to take the nationally recognized A+ certification exam created by the computing industry.

CIT 111: A+ Software

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Prepares student with lectures and tests to take and pass the A+ DOS/Windows module test. Students must also take and pass the A+ Hardware test to be A+ certified.

CIT 112: Network +

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the fundamentals of computer networking. Students are instructed in hardware and software skills necessary to seek employment in networking computer systems. Topics include the OSI model, network topologies, networking standards, networking devices and networking media. Successful completion of this course provides the background to take the nationally recognized N+ certification exam created by the computing industry. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 114: IT Essentials

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Provides a comprehensive overview of the primary operating systems and the support of hardware devices. Demonstrates the integration between hardware and software. Emphasis is on installing, configuring, troubleshooting and upgrading a PC and working with computer users as an IT technician. Non-transferable for a NSHE baccalaureate degree Non-applicable towards an AA or AS degree

CIT 128: Introduction to Software Development

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 095 or appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination

Offers an introduction in programming and software development, assuming that students have no prior programming experience. Teaches the basic syntax of a programming language and stresses the principles of good software engineering. Covers HTML (the language of the Web), web scripting (dynamic Web content), and SQL (structured query language, which is used to access relational databases). Non-transferable for a NSHE baccalaureate degree Non-applicable towards an AA or AS degree

CIT 129: Introduction to Programming

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: IS 101 or consent of instructor

Offers a language-independent, introductory course on computer program design and development. Emphasizes identification and solution of business problems through various design tools.

CIT 130: Beginning Java

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 129 or previous programming experience with consent of instructor

Teaches Java, an object-oriented programming language used in general-purpose computing, web development, client-server computing, n-tier e-commerce applications, and web-based applets. Object-oriented programing techniques and hands-on learning will be emphasized. Students will complete several computer programming projects.

CIT 132: Beginning Visual Basic

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 129 or consent of instructor

Provides an introduction to the Visual Basic.NET computer programming language. Emphasis placed on the creation of object-oriented, event-driven programs that utilize graphic user interfaces. Use of a modern integrated development environment, modeling tools, and techniques will be stressed. Object-oriented programming techniques and hands-on learning will be emphasized. Students will complete several computer programming projects.

CIT 133: Beginning C++

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 129 or consent of instructor

Teaches the "C++" programming language. Object-oriented programming techniques and hands-on learning will be emphasized. Students will complete several computer programming projects.

CIT 150: Introduction to Internet

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

Offers a basic introduction to the Internet and World Wide Web. Covers evaluating e-mail alternatives, introduction to Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer, using search engines, finding and using information on the web, and obtaining software tools.

CIT 151: Beginning Web Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: IS 101 or consent of instructor

Introduces students to XHTML and web page construction. Topics cover construction and management of websites and creation of web pages utilizing standards-based technologies such as Cascading Style Sheets. Emphasizes developing interoperable websites that work with standards compliant web browsers. Interoperability with non standards-compliant web browsers is covered. As a technology driven course, graphic design is not emphasized. May be taught using basic text editing or a web-development tool such as Dreamweaver.

CIT 152: Web Script Language Programming

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 151

Teaches client-side scripting of web pages with an emphasis on JavaScript and standards-compliant, browser independent, DHTML. Emphasis on form validation, user interaction, and dynamic scripting of Cascading Style Sheets. Builds on techniques presented in CIT 151. An understanding of website structure, HTML/XHTML or equivalent, Cascading Style Sheets, and standards compliance is required.

CIT 157: Graphics For the Web

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: IS 101 or consent of instructor

Introduces students to the specific requirements of web graphics, including, but not limited to, file properties and formats, file management, cross-platform issues, and accessibility issues. Students will participate in hands-on creation and modification of graphics as well as integration of graphics into web pages. All lessons include relevant information regarding accessibility and project management. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 161: Essentials of Information Security

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to fundamental concepts of information security. Provides a basic understanding of best practices and current standards and will explore topics of increasing importance in the industry as a whole. Provides practical knowledge and skills using monitoring and detection tools in a hands-on lab environment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 165: Introduction to Convergence

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to convergence concepts and principles. Topics include perspectives on new and emerging technologies and their impacts on society, both positive and negative. "Inescapable Data" is the phrase carried through the course as students balance concerns of privacy and potential misuse against fascinating possibilities in medical care, retail, manufacturing and other industries. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 171: Introduction to the Unix Operating System

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Teaches the fundamentals of UNIX and how to use the UNIX operating system and introduces graphical user interfaces for Unix. For new users of the Unix environment. Students will learn fundamental command-line features of the Unix environment including file system navigation, file permissions, the vi text editor, command shells and basic network use. Basic Unix administration will be emphasized.

CIT 173: Linux Installation and Configuration

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills.

Provides an introduction to the Linux Operating System. Topics include Linux origins, file system, user commands and utilities, graphical user interfaces, editors, manual pages and shells.

CIT 174: Linux System Administration

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 173 or knowledge of Linux fundamentals.

Covers a variety of topics including installing and configuring a Linux Server, managing users and groups, and securing the system.

CIT 180: Database Concepts and SQL

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 129 or equivalent programming experience or consent of instructor

Teaches basic principles of data modeling and relational database design. Class is targeted for people with little or no SQL knowledge. Provides a comprehensive overview of query writing, focusing on practical techniques for the IT professional new to relational databases. Course accents hands-on leaning in a Structured Query Language (SQL) and SQL procedures.

CIT 198: Special Topics in Computer Information

Units (Credits): 1–5; Prerequisites: none

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

CIT 201: Word Certification Preparation

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: IS 101 or equivalent experience

Offers comprehensive coverage of basic and advanced features of Microsoft Word including, but not limited to, the skills on the Microsoft Office User Special (MOUS) Word exams. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 211: Microsoft Networking I

Units (Credits): 3–5; Prerequisites: none

Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook study, and hands-on lab exercises, teaches the basic skills and knowledge necessary to deploy, administer and maintain the current Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System.

CIT 212: Microsoft Networking II

Units (Credits): 3–5; Prerequisites: CIT 211 or consent of instructor

Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook study and hands-on lab exercises, teaches the basic skills and knowledge necessary to implement, administer and maintain the current Microsoft Windows Server Operation System.

CIT 213: Microsoft Networking III

Units (Credits): 3–5; Prerequisites: CIT 212 or consent of instructor

Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook study, and hands-on lab exercises, teaches the basic skills and knowledge necessary to configure and maintain Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure services and resources.

CIT 214: Microsoft Networking IV

Units (Credits): 3–5; Prerequisites: CIT 213 or consent of instructor

Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook study, and hands-on lab exercises, teaches the basic skills and knowledge necessary to implement, administer and maintain a Microsoft Directory Services environment.

CIT 215: Microsoft Networking V

Units (Credits): 3–5; Prerequisites: CIT 212

Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook study, and hands-on lab exercises, teaches a special topic in Microsoft Client/Server Architecture.

CIT 220: E-commerce on the Web

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CIT 151, IS 101

Introduces electronic commerce and the opportunities presented by the e-commerce revolution. Topics include e-commerce levels and options, real costs vs. perceived costs of an electronic storefront, security issues, customer service concerns and support options. Students will build an online store with shopping cart features and implement a secure electronic payment system. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 230: Advanced Java

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 130

Builds upon the foundation constructed in Beginning Java. Java works behind the scenes to power Internet applications, therefore this class will focus more heavily upon application development with an emphasis on client-side and server-side techniques. Topics include, but are not limited to, Swing, Collections, Multimedia, networking, JDCB, Servlets and JSP, JavaBeans and XML. Object-oriented programming techniques and hands-on learning will be emphasized. Students will complete several non-trivial computer programming projects.

CIT 232: Advanced Visual Basic

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 132 or consent of instructor

Provides in-depth study of advanced BASIC programming language concepts as used for writing business-oriented programs, as well as use of computers to enter, debug and execute programs.

CIT 233: Advanced C++

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 133

Provides an in-depth study of the C++ computer programming language. Emphasizes advanced data structures such as stacks, queues, trees, and hash tables. Students will create advanced C++ applications using techniques such as: file I/O, graphical user interfaces, searching, sorting, and the Standard Template Library (SLT). Object-oriented programming techniques and hands-on learning will be emphasized. Students will complete several non-trivial computer programming projects.

CIT 238: Introduction to Smartphone Application Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 129

Teaches students to design and construct programs and applications for mobile devices. Provides hand-on activities using a software development kit, along with instructions and guidelines for application development. Non-transferable for a NSHE baccalaureate degree Non-applicable towards an AA or AS degree

CIT 244: Designing CISCO Networks

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Focuses on the skills needed to design world-class small to medium-sized networks (fewer than 500 nodes). Follows all the steps to design and internet work that meets a customer's needs for functionality, performance, scalability and security. Intended to prepare students to become a CISCO Certified Design Associate. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 251: Advanced Web Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 152 or consent of instructor

Prepares students to use server-side web technologies. Covers the concepts, design and basic coding of advanced web applications. Topics may include, but are not limited to: .ASP, .JSP, .NET, Perl, CGI and other server side technologies, creating and revising a multimedia web; integrating basic database functions; and publishing to multiple servers. XML, XSLT, XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets may be utilized.

CIT 252: Web Database Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 180 or consent of instructor; Recommended: CIT 251

Builds on the skills acquired in CIT 180. Students will use web-based databases and server-side technologies which may include, but are not limited to: JSP, ASP, NET, and PHP. Students are expected to have an understanding of these technologies.

CIT 253: Advanced Web Database Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 252 or equivalent programming experience or consent of instructor

Teaches about and uses salient features of advanced script development, debugging, advanced database access, retrieval, reporting and security.

CIT 255: Web Server Administration I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 260 or consent of instructor

Prepares students to deal with web server administration tasks including web server installation, security, performance, access and connectivity. Covers the key issues involved in web server administration and effective strategies for dealing with those issues. Activities include basic installations of various operating systems, web servers (including SSL capability), secure shell, and network management tools such as SNMP. Students will also install database software such as MySQL and PostgreSQL. IIS, Apache, and Tomcat web servers will also be covered.

CIT 256: Web Server Administration II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 255 or consent of instructor

Continues course focus on advanced source installations and configuration of web software applications, particularly the security aspects of web server administration.

CIT 260: Systems Analysis and Design I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: students must have successfully completed one semester of programming language.

Explains the theory of data processing systems and their advanced elements, including system flow charts, I/O specifications, program coding, systems testing and other facets of a system analyst's responsibilities.

CIT 263: Introduction to IT Project Management

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to the concepts of project management as used within the information technology fields of study. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 264: Operating System Security

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Discusses various aspects of security applied to an organizational model. Topics will include physical security, social engineering, organizational policy and procedures, and disaster recovery. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 265: Infrastructure Security

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Teaches the proper way to design and build secure computer network infrastructures. Topics include network devices and their roles in the network, media and storage devices, security zones and topologies of the network and the use of firewalls. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 266: Operational/Organizational Security

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores the concepts and practices associated with management functions of technology security. Students will come to understand their role as it relates to the other manpower components and training of operational staff, policies and procedures of manpower at all levels of the organization, and common procedures associated with disaster avoidance and recovery will be covered. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 267: Communication Security

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores the various methods for securing information in transit. Students will learn methods and protocols for remote access to networks, virtual private networks and their security aspects and the use of IPSec (internet protocol security). Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 268: Cryptography

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces different types of cryptography. Discussions will include current cryptographic algorithms, cryptography applied to digital security, certificate authorities and key management. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 269: Advanced Convergence

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 165 or consent of instructor

Continues the study of concepts related to convergence industry standards and protocols, infrastructure, signaling, basic telephony, voice-over IP, topology convergence, and the skills required to perform jobs related to these technologies. Provides advanced topics on data networking and telephony as related to convergence technology. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 290: Internship in Computer Information Technology

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: available to students who have completed most core and emphasis requirements and have a 2.5 GPA

Offers students the opportunity to work and study in participating and approved business organizations. Department approval required before acceptance into course. Review of student's activities and development on the job required. May be repeated for up to six units.

CIT 295: Specialty Related Capstone Project

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: completion of a minimum of 21 required units and six specialty required units and/or consent of instructor.

Showcases students skills. Allows students to develop projects suitable for presentation during an employment interview. Class may be taught in a seminar format with the project requirements determined by the instructor and the student. The final project may be evaluated by a committee of instructors, students and professionals. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CIT 299: Independent Study in Computer Information Technology

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: available to students who have completed most core and emphasis requirements and have a 2.5 or better GPA. Written consent of a full-time instructor is required

Offers students special projects involving subjects or skills related to the CIT curriculum. Projects will be designed with a faculty advisor. Variable credit of one to six, depending on the course content and number of contact hours required. Course may be repeated. It may be substituted for another course with special permission of the division.

Computer Office Technology (COT)

Career and Technical Education Division

COT 100: Basic Keyboarding

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

Develops basic skills for touch keyboarding/typing proficiency on computers. Develops basic speed and accuracy. Introduces basic computer operations for using keyboarding software. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

COT 101: Computer Keyboarding I

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

Reviews basic skills and techniques for improving keyboarding/typing skills. Elementary word processing functions are introduced. Develops skills for typing basic business letters, memos, reports, tables and personal business letters. Diagnostic prescriptive speed and accuracy are integral.

COT 102: Computer Keyboarding II

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT 101 or equivalent; Recommended: 30 WPM minimum keyboarding/typing speed

Reviews skills and techniques for improving typing skills on computers. Word processing functions are introduced. Advanced production work includes a variety of business documents, such as letters, tables, forms, manuscripts and memos. Diagnostic prescriptive speed and accuracy are integral.

COT 103: Keyboarding Review & Speed

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT 101 or equivalent

Increases typing speed and accuracy to employable levels of 50+ WPM. Lessons contain timings. Student is encouraged to meet speed and accuracy goals at each level. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

COT 105: Computer Literacy

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces persons who have no background in computers to operations and uses of computers, their applications, capabilities and limitations. Looks at the impact of the computer on society. Includes extensive hands-on computer use.

COT 110: Business Machines

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT 101 or consent of instructor

Develops skills using electronic printing calculators. Skills are applied to business math problems including touch addition with whole numbers, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, percentages, markdown and markup, interest, payrolls and installment buying. Additional applications will be assigned from microcomputer business problems, data entry software, transcribing machines, filing and records management, and other office applications. (Depending on the campus, not all choices may be available.)

COT 111: Transcribing Machines

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT 102 or equivalent

Develops listening skills in transcribing tapes to mailable typewritten form. Students study vocabulary and type documents used in typing speed and word processing skills.

COT 112: Computer Survival

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

Provides a series of beginning computer classes. Each section will deal with a different aspect of computers: basic word processing, Internet, digital photography, computer graphics, etc. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

COT 114: General Medical Office Billing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: HIT 117

Provides business students and medical office staff with the fundamental office procedures for the medical front office. The course includes a comprehensive overview of medical front office skills including office communication, filing, scheduling, health insurance and basic accounting techniques. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

COT 115: Computerized Medical Office Billing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: HIT 117 & AMP;COT101 or equivalent

Provides instruction in completing and submitting medical insurance forms. Designed for the prospective medical assistant anticipating employment in a private physician's office, clinic or hospital, or for those currently employed in medical offices who wish to improve their skills. Course is set up as a practice approach to learning insurance form completion. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

COT 116: Medical Office Filing

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

Covers topics in medical filing, numeric filing, alphabetic filing, cross-referencing, color coding, records control, and computer assisted filing. Filing rules are compatible with Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) guidelines. Hands-on applications of filing rules provide students with practical experience. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

COT 117: General Office Filing

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

Introduces a systems approach to managing information -- paper and electronic records. Includes practical guidelines for appropriately using records management systems in handling paper and electronic media. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

COT 122: Medical Typing & Transcription

Units (Credits): 1–4; Prerequisites: HIT 117 and 40 wpm or permission of instructor

Reviews medical terminology and develops the skill of listening to verbally recorded medical case histories and records and transcribing the material directly into an accurate format.

COT 123: Legal Typing & Transcription

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT 102 & AMP;COT150; Recommended: 40 wpm strongly recommended

Reviews legal terminology and develops the skill of listening to verbally recorded legal documents and transcribing the material directly into an accurate format.

COT 140: Adobe Acrobat

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: IS 101 or equivalent experience

Presents the essential tool for universal document exchange, Adobe Acrobat. Students will learn to publish virtually any document in Portable Document Format (PDF). They will learn the fundamental concepts and features of the program plus advanced features such as creating forms and managing color in PDF files. It also reviews the design of documents for online viewing. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

COT 141: Proof-a-matics/Proofreading

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Teaches proofreading skills in two ways: physically, by developing visual accuracy and reducing fatigue; and cognitively, by providing practice in language skills. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

COT 151: Introduction to Microsoft Word

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: 40 wpm typing speed

Introduces Microsoft Word for Windows, a powerful word processing package that produces documents and handles a large number of routine tasks with ease. Beginning course is designed for people who are at a basic level and want to learn a general overview of the program as well as be productive with simple tasks. Document creation, editing, saving and retrieving files, printing, spell checking, formatting, search and replace, thesaurus and special effects will be covered.

COT 198: Special Topics

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: Varies based on topic

Applies to assorted short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects. Class units will vary depending on the content and number of hours required. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

COT 200: Beginning Word Processing

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT 102 or equivalent; Recommended: 40 wpm typing speed

Presents word processing concepts and applications to produce memos, letters, tables and reports on computer. Includes creating, editing and printing documents, merging, storage and retrieval, search and replace, and spell check.

COT 204: Using Windows

Units (Credits): 3–9; Prerequisites: none

Covers how the Windows Graphic User Interface is used, how to customize Windows and how to use the various accessories and parts of the Windows program.

COT 216: Intermediate Word Processing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: COT150 or equivalent; Recommended: 40 WPM typing speed

Assists students who have completed a beginning word processing class. Applies advanced features of merge and sort, macros, tables, math, document assembly and font and graphic enhancements.

COT 222: Desktop Publishing With Word Processing

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT150 or consent of instructor

Presents an overview of desktop publishing concepts and applications using desktop software. Students will learn to import word processed files and graphics, and use menus/commands and printers to produce newsletters, brochures, fliers and reports.

COT 223: Advanced Desktop Publishing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: COT 222, IS 101 or consent of instructor

Teaches a page layout desktop publishing program such as PageMaker, InDesign or QuarkXPress. Students create computer graphics, select and set type, design and assemble pages, and import text and graphics files to produce effective printed materials such as newsletters, forms, brochures, manuals and presentations using laser printer technology.

COT 239: Advanced Legal Transcription

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: COT 123 or equivalent

Teaches students to operate the transcribing machine and to format legal correspondence and documents directly from dictation into mailable form. Legal correspondence and documents will be transcribed for legal cases, each relating to a different area of law. Cases have been gathered from actual law office files. Students will work on cases from onset through conclusion. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

COT 262: Intermediate Spreadsheets Concepts

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: IS 101 or consent of instructor

Studies the concepts and capabilities of computer spreadsheet systems. Teaches command and macro generation. Students gain experience generating spreadsheet templates, graphs and macros as business problem-solving tools. When offered for variable credit, content will be divided as follows: A) Concepts and capabilities of the computer spreadsheet with spreadsheet generation; B) Experience with the user-level menu access of the software, including graphing; C) More advanced capabilities of database and macro generation.

COT 266: Intermediate Database Concepts

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

Covers concepts and capabilities of microcomputer database systems management. Teaches the command and programming language of a typical system, together with specific experience in creating and using databases in typical applications. Includes both lecture and lab assignments. When offered in variable credit format, content will be divided as follows: A) Concepts and capabilities of database systems management with exploration of initial levels of database software; B) User level access to many of the standard capabilities and menus of the software; C) More difficult capabilities with programming of the database software.

COT 299: Independent Study in Computer & Office Technology

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor. Available to students who have completed most core and major requirements and have a 2.5, or better, grade point average. Contact instructor for application, screening and required skills evaluation.

Applies knowledge and skills to real, on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and a faculty advisor to maximize learning experiences. Up to six semester hour units may be earned on the basis of 75 hours of internship for one unit. May be repeated for up to six units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

Computer Science (CS)

Liberal Arts Division

CS 135: Computer Science I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 128 or higher or satisfactory score on a placement exam

Introduces modern problem solving and programming methods. Emphasis is placed on algorithm development, data abstraction, procedural and object-oriented design, implementation, testing, and documentation of computer programs. Students will write several computer programs.

CS 202: Computer Science II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CS 135

Emphasizes problem solving and program development techniques. Typical numerical and non-numerical problems are examined. Emphasis is placed on data abstraction, object-oriented design, implementation, testing, and documentation of elementary data structures such as lists, stacks, queues and trees. Students will write and test several non-trivial computer programs.

Construction (CONS)

Career and Technical Education Division

CONS 108: Construction Materials and Methods

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 110 or higher

Studies the various types of buildings and structures utilized in industrial, commercial and residential construction. Examines peculiarities and potential problem areas for each type of construction. Construction sequencing, inspection sequencing and required testing will be outlined as well as observable "red flags" that can be indicative of potential problems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 114: Soils, Sitework, Concrete and Testing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers soil classifications as related to bearing and compaction. The student also learns to interpret the elements of a site plan including contours, existing grades, finish grades, finish elevations, benchmarks, and on-site utilities. Also includes instruction in reading and verifying grade and horizontal control stakes. Course will cover underground utilities, foundations, flatwork, drains, swales and all associated testing. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 116: Plumbing Principles and Methods

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: CONS 120

Studies the theory and application of various plumbing and HVAC systems. Plumbing components will include fixtures, pumps, pressure-reducing valves, recirculation systems, sizing, piping and venting. HVAC components will include gas heating, oil heating, heat pumps, boilers, air conditioning and solar. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 118: Construction Contract Documents

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: BUS 107, ENG 100 or higher with C average

Explores various bid documents including architectural and engineering blueprints, shop drawings and proposals. Common construction contracts and their implications will be explained as well as accepted procedures for resolution of contract disputes. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 120: Blueprint Reading and Specification

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Equips students with technical and practical interpretation of blueprints. Assignments are made in relation to complete sets of working drawings. Students study construction relationships between architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical drawings, bidding along with inspection procedure technique. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 121: Principles of Construction Estimating

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 216, CONS 120

Presents basic criteria and procedure for estimating labor and material in residential and commercial applications. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 205: Construction Site Safety

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

Includes ten hours of authorized training addressing the OSHA construction standards. Additional topics include the identification of asbestos, lead and radon in potential construction projects. Upon completion, students will be issued a course completion wallet card by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 216: Structural Layout Assembly

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: CONS 205, CONS 108, MATH 110 or higher

Studies correct layout procedures for flooring systems, walls and roof systems as well as the integration of all structural components utilized in these systems. (wood frame emphasis) A portion of the course is practical and the student will lay out a floor system, roof system and construct a bearing wall to industry standards. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 220: Advanced Sitework Estimating

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 120, CONS 121, MATH 110 or higher or consent of instructor

Presents sitework estimating in the context of commercial and public works projects. Communication with design professionals is emphasized including shop drawings, submittals, alternates and approvals. Value engineering is explored as related to work force and materials. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 230: Electrical Distribution System

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: CONS 120 or consent of instructor

Explains electrical theory, distribution systems and wiring techniques utilized in the construction industry. Topics will include high voltage distribution, grounding, GFCI's, transformers, load centers and circuits. Actual wiring techniques will be practiced in conjunction with electrical troubleshooting. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 260: Certified Inspectors of Structures-Residential

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides prescribed course of instruction for Certified Inspector of Structures as per the state of Nevada. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 261: Under-Floor Inspections-Certified Inspector

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: CONS 260

Provides instruction on all of the under-floor components that the Certified Inspector of Structures must inspect to complete a certified inspection per 645D of the Nevada Administrative Code. Students will complete two supervised under-floor inspections and prepare extensive narrative inspection reports for evaluation. They will be required to sign "hold harmless" waivers when conducting inspections off state property. Students are strongly encouraged to have medical insurance that provides coverage in the event of a job-site injury. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 262: Above-Floor Inspections for Certified Inspector

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: CONS 260

Provides instruction on all of the above-floor components typical of residential construction. Seismic and structural hardware will be discussed as will load-bearing, load-transferring and non-load-bearing assemblies. Extensive mechanical and electrical systems analyses will be conducted. Students will prepare extensive narrative inspection reports for evaluation, and sign "hold harmless" waivers when conducting inspections off state property. Students are strongly encouraged to have medical insurance that provides coverage in the event of a job-site injury. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 263: Supervised Residential Inspections for Certification

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CONS 260

Provides instruction on conducting residential inspections as per 645D of the Nevada Administrative Code. Students will explore methodologies for conducting inspections and develop an inspection format that they will utilize while completing ten supervised inspections. Students must complete ten inspection reports to be evaluated by the instructor and sign "hold harmless" waivers when conducting inspections off state property. Students are strongly encouraged to have medical insurance that provides coverage in the event of a job site injury. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 265: Manufactured/Mobile Home General Serviceperson - Theory

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides classroom instruction to insure an understanding of NRS Chapter 489, NAC Chapters 461A and 489 and the competencies required for a Professional Mobile/Manufactured Home General Serviceperson as referenced in the Federal Manufactured Home Standards and the Nevada Manufactured/Mobile Home and Commercial Coach Installation Standards. First of a two-course sequence that leads to State of Nevada certification as a Professional Mobile/Manufactured Home General Serviceperson. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 266: Manufactured/Mobile Home General Serviceperson - Field Observation

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: CONS 265

Provides instruction via site observation, technique demonstrations and discussion with industry professionals to insure a student's ability to provide a building that is structurally, electrically and mechanically compliant with NRS Chapter 289, NAC Chapters 461A, 489 and the Federal Manufacturers Home Standards and the Nevada Manufactured/Mobile Home and commercial Coach Installation Standards. Second of a two-course sequence that leads to State of Nevada certification as professional Mobile/Manufactured Home General Serviceperson. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 280: Project Supervision

Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: none

Provides the basics for on-site execution of a construction project. Topics include skills and techniques recognized by industry as essential for the contemporary field superintendent. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 281: Construction Planning Scheduling And Control

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 216

Explores project implementation including logistics, scheduling, delegation of responsibility and quality control. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 282: Construction Law

Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: none

Studies the legal implications of verbal and written communications among building officials, contractors, sub-contractors and clients. Investigates various construction contracts, information requirements, proper record-keeping, notification, bonds, liens, lien release instruments, and resolution of contract disputes. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 290: Internship in Construction

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 216

Studies project management techniques on-site under the supervision of a project manager or superintendent. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CONS 351: Advanced Project Supervision

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 121, CONS 281 Admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Provides the management skills for on-site execution of a construction project. Topics include skills and techniques recognized by industry as essential for the contemporary field superintendent.

CONS 451: Advanced Internship in Construction

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 281 admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Studies project management techniques on-site under the supervision of a project manager or superintendent.

Construction Management (CEM)

Career and Technical Education Division

CEM 330: Soils and Foundations for Construction

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 114 Acceptance into the BTech program, or consent of advisor.

Introduction to basic concepts of soils and foundations including compaction, compressibility, settlement, shear strength and site investigations.

CEM 456: Construction Management Capstone

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CEE 462, CEE 463 acceptance to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Provides an integration of all elements of the construction management undergraduate education, from inception to contract award, and applies them to selected construction projects. Introduces contemporary construction industry issues into student projects.

Core Humanities (CH)

Liberal Arts Division

CH 201: Ancient and Medieval Cultures

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Provides an introduction to Greek, Roman and Judeo-Christian culture through the Middle Ages.

CH 202: The Modern World

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Explores the intellectual, literary and political history of Europe from the Renaissance to the present.

CH 203: American Experience & Constitutional Change

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Emphasizes the origins of the U.S. and Nevada constitutions and issues such as equality and civil rights, individualism and civil liberties, federalism, environmentalism, urbanization and industrialization, as well as religious and cultural diversity.

Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP)

Career and Technical Education Division

CEP 121: Introduction to the College Experience

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Covers study skills, time management, major selection, and other factors associated with success in college.

Counseling and Personal Development (CPD)

Career and Technical Education Division

CPD 102: Career Exploration

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Acquaints students in choosing a career suitable to them. Involves a systematic approach to making a career choice, covering self-assessment, decision making techniques, and current occupational information. Appropriate for those undecided as to a career direction or who wish more career information prior to focusing their academic studies. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CPD 116: Substance Abuse-Fundamental Facts

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers topics related to substance abuse in society: identification of substance, reasons for abuse of alcohol and of drugs, signs and symptoms of substance abuse, and approaches and techniques recognized as effective in substance abuse counseling.

CPD 117: Introduction to Counseling

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: PSY 101

Presents an overview of basic communication and counseling skills and the foundations of the helping relationship. Includes experimental situations such as role playing and group exercises.

CPD 129: Assertiveness Techniques I

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

Teaches skills to help students become more assertive and improve their ability to communicate effectively. These skills can be used in relationships, on the job, or in any situation communicating with others. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CPD 130: Stress Management Techniques I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Surveys personal lifestyles to identify areas of stress and present ways of coping. Sample alternative methods for stress reduction and develop an individual plan for relief. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CPD 131: Anger Management Techniques

Units (Credits): 0.5–1; Prerequisites: none

Acquaints students with techniques and strategies to manage anger in constructive and non-threatening ways. Includes skills in communication and dealing with people in a variety of situations. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

Crafts (CR)

Liberal Arts Division

CR 110: Beginning Calligraphy

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

Helps students develop two types of writing techniques -- Italic and Calligraphic -- one for special occasions and one for rapid writing. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CR 124: Furniture Refinishing

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

Offers techniques for restoring used and antique furniture, removing finishes, applying furniture, and applying finishing materials. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CR 136: Creative Crafts I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to crafts, stressing design principles and expressive qualities utilizing a variety of craft materials. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CR 137: Creative Crafts II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to crafts, stressing design principles and expressive qualities utilizing a variety of craft materials. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CR 141: Beginning Tole Painting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to this peasant folk art form. Tole painting has traditionally been used to decorate useful objects and love gifts both inside and outside the home. Students will learn about brushes and paints as well as the strokes used in this style of painting. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CR 143: Advanced Tole Painting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to this peasant folk art form. Tole painting has traditionally been used to decorate useful objects and love gifts both inside and outside the home. Students will learn about brushes and paints as well as the strokes used in this style of painting.Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CR 299: Special Topics in Crafts

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

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

Criminal Justice (CRJ)

Career and Technical Education Division

CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys the history, philosophy and functions of criminal justice system, law enforcement, criminal law and constitutional rights as they affect system functioning.

CRJ 102: Introduction to Criminal Justice II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys the adjudicatory process, adult and juvenile corrections functions within the criminal justice system.

CRJ 103: Communication Within the Criminal Justice Field

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Prepares the student to be able to communicate within the criminal justice field by introducing him/her to the five basic communication skills: report writing, non-verbal communication, basic public speaking, interviewing and interrogation skills, and courtroom testimony. * This class must be taken before attending the Western Nevada State Peace Officer Academy

CRJ 106: Introduction to Corrections

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Studies the history and development of correctional agencies, particularly prisons. Examines ideas influencing contemporary correctional institutions. Explores the relationship of the Department of Corrections to other criminal justice system components.

CRJ 109: Self-Defense

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

Provides a course designed with the civilian in mind. Will allow all who complete it and follow its techniques to feel safe in most environments. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CRJ 120: Community Relations

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Analyzes the reasons and techniques for developing communication and understanding between the criminal justice system and various segments of the community.

CRJ 140: Elements of Supervision

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 101

Addresses current trends in contemporary supervision within the criminal justice field. Covers the rights, obligations, and duties of line supervisors. Assesses the first line supervisor's role within the law enforcement agency.

CRJ 155: Juvenile Justice System

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Introduces the field of police work with juveniles. Focuses on juvenile crime problems and their causes, detention and processing of the juvenile offender, practices of the juvenile court, and case disposition.

CRJ 164: Principles of Investigation

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 101

Examines the fundamentals of investigation: crime scene search and recording of information, collection and presentation of physical evidence, sources of information, scientific aids, case preparation, and interviews and interrogation procedures.

CRJ 205: L.E./P.O.S.T. Instructor Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers the fundamental skills needed for effective instruction in the law enforcement field. Learning methods, establishing training needs and objectives, overcoming stage-fright, non-verbal communication and methods of instruction will be presented. This course is primarily offered to police instructors, managers of law enforcement training and other personnel involved with any aspect of the training effort. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CRJ 211: Police in America

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Explores the historical development, roles, socialization, and problems of police work.

CRJ 214: Principles of Police Patrol Techniques

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Identifies community problems which require prevention, suppression or control using the basic methods of police patrol. A history of police patrol and survey of modern patrol tactics will be surveyed.

CRJ 215: Probation & Parole I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101, CRJ 106

Surveys the probation and parole system of the U.S. through its evolution to the present. Shows different systems within the U.S. and focuses on executive clemency, parole, rights of prisoners, probationers and parolees, and strategies for treatment.

CRJ 220: Criminal Procedures

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 101

Examines the origin, development, and rationale of the structure and procedures of the American criminal justice system. Emphasizes arrest, search and seizure, confessions, and other related legal issues.

CRJ 222: Criminal Law and Procedure

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 101 or consent of instructor

Provides an integrated overview of the elements of substantive criminal law and the fundamental concepts of due process and fairness underlying American criminal procedures.

CRJ 225: Criminal Evidence

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101, LAW 101

Examines the origin, development, philosophy, and constitutional basis of evidence. Covers constitutional and procedural considerations which affect arrest, search, and seizure.

CRJ 226: Prevention & Control of Delinquency

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 155; Recommended: CRJ 101

Surveys and evaluates police programs designed to prevent juvenile delinquency. Covers techniques of enforcement related to control of delinquency, investigation procedures in individual delinquency cases, and methods of referral to related agencies.

CRJ 230: Criminal Law

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 101, LAW 101; Recommended: CRJ 220

Examines substantive criminal law with particular attention to crime, intent, attempts, search and seizure, and the laws of arrest. Relates criminal law to the working police officer. Covers rights and duties of citizen and officer under criminal law.

CRJ 260: 911 Dispatch Emergency Telecommunicator Academy

Units (Credits): 12; Prerequisites: 4 hour sit-in in Dispatch Center (prior to class start date)

Focuses on the skills needed to become a dispatcher with law enforcement agencies, fire centers, trucking firms, taxicab companies, etc. During the 12-unit semester-long course, students will be required to spend 44 hours job shadowing dispatchers, fire fighters and law enforcement officers. They will attend law classes, build their communication and typing skills, and participate in practical scenarios. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CRJ 265: Introduction to Physical Evidence

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101, CRJ 164

Surveys the forensic sciences to show their role in the use of physical evidence in matters of criminal and/or civil law. Focuses on the value of modern scientific investigations.

CRJ 266: Western Nevada State Peace Officer Academy

Units (Credits): 27; Prerequisites: CRJ 103 with a grade of B or better. Current certification in basic life support or EMS 100.

Offers an academy which meets all Nevada requirements and is POST certified. Cadets who successfully complete the 30-week program will enhance their employability in attaining positions that require Category I certification (police, sheriffs, etc.); Category II certification (bailiffs, fire investigators, juvenile probation, etc.); and Category III certification (corrections, jailers, etc.). The 800-hour program includes classroom, practical application and physical training. The cadets will attend numerous law related classes, participate in defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations course, DUI investigations, accident investigations and fingerprinting. In addition, cadets will learn basic searching techniques, handcuffing methods, baton and firearms. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

CRJ 267: Medicolegal Death Investigation

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 164, CRJ 265 or consent of instructor

Explores the intricacies of investigating suspected homicidal, suicidal or accidental death, sudden unexpected natural deaths, deaths of concern of public health, and other matters coming under the jurisdiction of the coroner. Students may be required to witness and/or participate in a forensic autopsy.

CRJ 270: Introduction to Criminology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Examines how society interacts with crime and delinquency through the use of the criminal justice system. Studies effective interaction and communication between the general public and members of the criminal justice system. Emphasizes the understanding of criminal behavior from a sociological and psychological perspective.

CRJ 295: Work Experience - Corrections

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: CRJ 101 or consent of instructor

Provides the student with on-the job, supervised and educationally directed work experience.

CRJ 296: Work Experience - Juvenile Justice

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: CRJ 101 or consent of instructor

Provides the student with on-the job, supervised and educationally directed work experience.

CRJ 297: Work Experience - Law Enforcement

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: CRJ 101 or consent of instructor

Provides the student with on-the-job, supervised and educationally directed work experience.

CRJ 298: Work Experience - Probation and Parole

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: CRJ 101 or consent of instructor

Provides the student with on-the-job, supervised and educationally directed work experience.



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