Automotive Technology Collision and Repair (ABDY)

Career & Technical Education Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Air Conditioning (AC)

Career & Technical Education Division

AC-198: Special Topics in Hvac

Units (Credits): 0.50 - 6.00
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. Offered from one-half to six credits depending on the course content and number of hours required. May be repeated up to six credits.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Accounting (ACC)

Career & Technical Education Division

ACC-105: Taxation for Individuals

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Covers income, expenses, exclusions, deductions, and credits. Emphasizes the preparation of individual income tax.

ACC-135: Bookkeeping I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the basic principles of bookkeeping and applied accounting for a business enterprise with special emphasis on accounting for sole proprietorships, service and merchandising companies. Includes debits and credits, the accounting cycle, journals, ledgers, bank reconciliations, payroll, and the preparation of simple financial statements. May include a computerized component.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

ACC-180: Payroll & Employee Benefit Accounting

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ACC135,ACC201 or equivalent work experience Introduces payroll and employee benefit reporting to federal state, and local government agencies. Includes an overview of federal and state labor laws and specialized reporting requirements including both manual and computerized payroll accounting systems.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

ACC-198: Special Topics in Accounting

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Applies to a variety of topics including short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects in accounting.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

ACC-201: Financial Accounting

Units (Credits): 3.00
Recommended prerequisite: ACC 135 Introduces the basic principles of financial accounting for business enterprises with special emphasis on accounting for corporations. Includes theory of debit and credit, accounting cycle, special journals, receivables, depreciation, inventory, long-term debt, corporate capital, and preparation of basic financial statements.

ACC-202: Managerial Accounting

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ACC 201 Introduces the basic principles of management accounting including manufacturing and cost accounting, budgeting, accounting for management decision-making, and financial statement analysis.

ACC-203: Intermediate Accounting I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ACC 201 Emphasizes accounting theory, concepts and analysis of problems that arise in applying these concepts. Course covers in depth the traditional topics as well as recent developments in accounting valuation, accounting for cash, receivables, prepaid and accrued items, plant and equipment.

ACC-204: Intermediate Accounting II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ACC203 Emphasizes accounting theory and concepts in corporate accounting. Areas of focus will include stockholder's equity, investments in securities and funds, financial reporting, and analysis of financial statements.

ACC-220: Microcomputer Accounting Systems

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ACC201 Integrates the principles of accounting and the concepts of data processing. Students will become familiar with computerized accounting systems which are realistic examples of systems used in business today.

ACC-223: Introduction to Quickbooks

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ACC135 or consent of instructor Introduces students to QuickBooks accounting program and computerized accounting. The student will receive hands-on training in the use of QuickBooks using fictitious case studies.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

ACC-261: Governmental Accounting

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ACC201 Introduces accounting and reporting for government and non-profit entities. Includes study of fund and budget accounts of local governmental units, revenues, appropriations, disbursements and assessments.

ACC-290: Certified Bookkeeper Course

Units (Credits): 6.00
Prerequisites: ACC201 with a grade of C or better, or by demonstrating a thorough knowledge of double-entry accounting Offers skills for working professionals and students who wish to advance their career in the bookkeeping profession. Upon successful completion, students will be able to sit for a national exam administered by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). Upon passing this exam and completing two years of bookkeeping experience, individuals earn the right to call themselves "Certified Bookkeepers."
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

ACC-295: Work Experience I

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: consent of instructor Provides on-the-job supervised and educationally directed work experience.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

ACC-299: Advanced Special Topics in Accounting

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisites: ACC 201 or ACC 202 or consent of instructor Applies to a variety of advanced topics including short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects in accounting.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Agricultural Science (AGSC)

Career & Technical Education Division

AGSC-102: Agriculture Communication & Organization

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: None Designed for students interested in pursuing an agricultural career. Provides students with an in depth investigation into personal and interpersonal leadership. Teaches students to strengthen their leadership influence through a personal application of leadership skills, attitudes and dispositions.

AGSC-122: Intercollegiate Rodeo

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisite: None Designed for men and women interested in rodeo as a knowledgeable spectator, producer, or participant. Covers rodeo history, current rules, equipment use, and physical and mental conditioning.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AGSC-163: Horsemanship

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisite: None Demonstrates Western horseback riding techniques and equitation. Provides the foundation for good, basic, and effective horsemanship that can later be developed into more specialized. riding. Includes safety, handling, grooming, saddling, staling, feeding, health, exercise, and riding. All levels of ability are welcome as lab assignments are tailored to the skill levels of both student and horse.

AGSC-198: Special Topics in Agriculture

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisite: None Selected agricultural topics offered for general interest in the agricultural community. Repeatable to a maximum of six units.

AGSC-206: Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: AGSC 100 or 105 Provides an overview of animal nutrition as the basis for livestock feeding and nutrition. Discusses the fundamentals of digestion and absorption in both ruminants and non-ruminants. Emphasizes the nutritive value of feeds as they relate to the formulation of livestock rations, including by-product feeding.


Applied Industrial Technology (AIT)

Career & Technical Education Division

AIT-101: Fundamentals Of Applied Industrial Technology

Units (Credits): 4.00
Explains the fundamental concepts of electricity used in many applications, especially control systems. Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws will be applied both in theory and through lab experiments. Mechanical concepts of basic levers and forces, friction and pulleys and gears are introduced, as well as their effects on a system. Covers fundamental operation of electric relay controls and explains basic logic circuits which are used to provide automated control of many types of machines. Simulated tools and test equipment are utilized.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-102: Measurement Tools and Methods

Units (Credits): 1.00
Explains the fundamental concepts of dimensional measurement. Accuracy and tolerance will be described and applied in theory and through lab experiments. U.S. Customary Units and S.I. Metric Units are utilized both in measurement and conversion. Covers fundamental operation of dial and digital calipers.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-103: Intro to Machine Tool Technologies

Units (Credits): 1.00
Introduction to the fundamental concepts of using a drill press and band saw, including their parts and controls. These tools will be utilized in the manufacturing process to cut materials and countersink, counterbore, ream and tap holes. Lab experiments will be accomplished through simulated tools and test equipment.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-121: Electrical Control Systems

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: AIT 101 Covers the function and operation of logic control circuits used in industrial, commercial and residential applications. Relays, limit switches and time-delays are introduced for a variety of uses. Automation with electrical control is common in many settings, using components wired together in specific configurations that form the logic needed to determine the sequences of machine operations.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-125: Industrial Robotics in the Manufacturing Industry

Units (Credits): 0.50 - 6.00
Prerequisites: AIT 101 Covers the fundamentals of industrial robotics found in modern manufacturing, logistics and distribution environments. Covers servo robot system components, prepares students to perform robotic movement using articular and/or Cartesian coordinates, ensures exposure to the design of programs for point-to-point and task activities, includes analysis of industrial robotic integration to standardize production line systems, and integrates basic troubleshooting techniques into robot theory and operation.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-155: Applied Industrial Technology Hands On Lab

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Allows students of Applied Industrial Technology to use hands-on trainers and equipment as they become available for the study of various topics.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-198: Special Topics in Applied Industrial Technology

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Explores various topics of current interest/demand in Applied Industrial Technology areas of study. Applies to a variety of current topics in the field of industrial technology, covering subjects such as new approaches and techniques, equipment configuration, upgrades, preventive maintenance, etc.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-200: Applied Industrial Technology Projects

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: None Explores various project-based topics in the Applied Industrial Technology field. Applies to a range of subjects including short courses and workshops covering a variety of themes relevant to industry.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-201: Pneumatic Power Technologies

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Introduces the concepts of how to connect and operate basic pneumatic components and systems, read circuit diagrams, monitor system operation, and design circuits. Different types of actuators and values will be explained, and skills working with pneumatic schematics will be strengthened by using simulated tools and test equipment.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-250: Mechatronics: Electrical Components

Units (Credits): 3.00
3 units Prerequisite or Corequisite: AIT 101 Covers the basics of electrical components in a complex mechatronic system. Students will learn the basic functions and physical properties of electrical components, and the roles they play within the system. Technical documentation such as data sheets, schematics, and timing diagrams will be covered while exploring troubleshooting strategies and preventive maintenance.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-251: Mechatronics: Mechanical Components

Units (Credits): 3.00
3 units Prerequisite or Corequisite: AIT 250 Covers the basics of pneumatic, electropneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a complex mechatronic system. Teaches the functions and properties of control elements based upon physical principles, and the roles they play within the system. Covers technical documentation such as data sheets, circuit diagrams, displacement step diagrams and function charts while exploring troubleshooting strategies and preventive maintenance. Covers the basics of mechanical components in a complex mechatronic system. Students will learn the basic functions and physical properties of mechanical components, and the roles they play within the system. Technical documentation such as data sheets, schematics, and timing diagrams will be covered while exploring troubleshooting strategies and preventive maintenance.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-252: Mechatronics: Pneumatic & Hydraulic

Units (Credits): 3.00
3 units Prerequisite or Corequisite: AIT 251 Covers the basics of pneumatic, electropneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a complex mechatronic system. Students will learn the functions and properties of control elements based upon physical principles, and the roles they play within the system. Technical documentation such as data sheets, circuit diagrams, displacement step diagrams and function charts will be covered while exploring troubleshooting strategies and preventive maintenance.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-253: Mechatronics: Programmable Logic Controllers

Units (Credits): 3.00
3 units Prerequisite or Corequisite: AIT 252 Covers the fundamentals of digital logic and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronic system. Students will learn the role PLCs play within a mechatronic system or subsystem; students will explore basic elements of PLC functions by writing and testing programs to control them. Course teaches students how to identify malfunctioning PLCs, as well as to apply troubleshooting strategies to identify and localize problems caused by PLC hardware.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-270: Mechatronics 2: Process Control Technologies

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: AIT 253 Covers content specifically outlined by the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP) exam objectives and is part of a six-course series to prepare students for the SMSCP Level 2 industry credential exam. Topics include closed loop and other technologies used in process control in the context of a complex mechatronic system are included. Students will understand and establish operating parameters as PID controllers are introduced and explored, along with strategies for optimizing them. Troubleshooting strategies for a variety of industry controllers and their applications are embedded throughout the course.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-271: Mechatronics 2: Intro to Totally Integrated Automation

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: AIT 253 Covers content specifically outlined by the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP) exam objectives and is part of a six-course series to prepare students for the SMSCP Level 2 industry credential exam. Introduces the Siemens concept of Totally Integrated Automation by looking at field level analogue sensors and actuators and up to the control level with programming and networking Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Hands-on lab work includes connecting devices and controls, evaluating and writing a PLC program with analogue values and STEP 7 software functions like comparison, memory, arithmetic, conversion, and jump. Including the basics of MPI-Bus and PROFIBUS system, and wire modules to a PLC. Maintenance and troubleshooting of these PLC programs and bus systems are essential components of the course.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-272: Mechatronics 2: Automation Systems

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: AIT 253 Covers content specifically outlined by the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP) exam objectives and is part of a six-course series to prepare students for the SMSCP Level 2 industry credential exam. Course is divided into two main sections: Manufacturing Technologies, including CNC, CAD and CAM, and Microcontrollers and Programming, which constitute essential tools in modern manufacturing, particularly in mechatronic systems. Introduces through the microcontroller section the theory behind microcontroller and microprocessor architecture, and its ways of interaction with other electronic elements to explore applications. This theory is complemented with practical exercises that reflect the importance of microcontrollers in a mechatronic system. Covers an exploration of manufacturing automation and the concepts of Metal Cutting, Modal analysis, CNC, CAM and CAD. Provides students with part of the skill set necessary to maintain and improve mechatronic systems.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-273: Mechatronics 2: Motor Control

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: AIT 253 Covers general machine operation, different types of braking and loads on a motor, and motor efficiency and power. Different control techniques are introduced, including different methods of starting a motor, controlling voltage and frequency, and the role of different sensors in relation to motor operation. Troubleshooting techniques and an examination of the various causes of motor failure are explored; preventive measures to protect motors are also introduced.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-274: Mechatronics 2: Mechanics and Machine Elements

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: AIT 253 Covers content specifically outlined by the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP) exam objectives and is part of a six-course series to prepare students for the SMSCP Level 2 industry credential exam. Focuses on the study of the mechanical components that are included in a complex mechatronic system. Includes overview of statics and kinetics, which include; force system analysis, study of equilibrium, frames and machines, friction and effects of forces on the motion of objects among other basic topics. Covers machine elements, fundamentals of a variety of components expanding the material into calculations involving force, stress and wear analysis and investigation of the appropriate component required in given a system. Included are the deployment of these techniques for supporting mechatronic systems and to ensure its proper function, correct possible defects that may interrupt the process, and to plan preventive maintenance operations on them while observing and incorporating safety standards.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-275: Mechatronics 2: Manufacturing Processes

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: AIT 253 Covers content specifically outlined by the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP) exam objectives and is part of a six-course series to prepare students for the SMSCP Level 2 industry credential exam. Course is divided into two main sections: process management, and function and importance of a hands-on design project. Lessons and labs explore engineering technology in ways that ensure students have an awareness of what it is like to work with customers, timelines, budgetary restrictions, and in general to include some basic business sense in the spirit of their work. The simulations and exercises in this course emphasize business-related factors that further develop well-rounded mechatronics technicians.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-285: AIT Certification/Examination Prep

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Reviews industrial technology theory and practice including devices and circuits, wiring techniques, controls, operation of test instruments, measurement methods, and troubleshooting of industrial systems. Manufacturing, distribution, and logistics practices and tasks will be covered as applicable. Prepares students for current industrial certification and employment tests through practice questions, example scenarios, and review.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AIT-290: Applied Industrial Technology Internship

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Allows students to apply knowledge to real on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and faculty advisor to maximize learning experiences.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


American Sign Language (AM)

Career & Technical Education Division

AM-140: American Sign Language I & II

Units (Credits): 6.00
Introduces ASL and focuses on the development of basic conversational skills, emphasizing receptive abilities.

AM-141: American Sign Language III & IV

Units (Credits): 6.00
Prerequisites: AM 140 or AM 145 / AM 146 American Sign Language III promotes the shift from comprehension to production of ASL to bring the students current ASL fluency to a point of self-generated ASL. American Sign Language IV encourages the student to expand his or her command of discourse in ASL on various everyday topics.

AM-145: American Sign Language I

Units (Credits): 4.00
Introduces ASL and focuses on the development of basic conversational skills, emphasizing receptive abilities.

AM-146: American Sign Language II

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: AM145 Continues to stress the development of basic conversational skills with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and expressive skills.

AM-147: American Sign Language III

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: AM146 Promotes the shifting from comprehension to production of ASL to bring one's current ASL fluency to a point of self generated ASL.

AM-148: American Sign Language IV

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: AM147 Encourages the student to expand his or her command of discourse in ASL on various everyday topics.

AM-149: American Sign Language V

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: AM148 Emphasizes conversational fluency in American Sign Language. Identification of discourse styles in ASL, which will lead to the ability to initial, maintain and conclude conversational interactions with various deaf language styles and/or preference.

AM-150: American Sign Language VI

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: AM149 Final course in the American Sign Language series, covering a culmination of all signs, pragmatics, grammar and fingerspelling skills acquired throughout the series. Emphasis is on utilizing all ASL skills simultaneously and fluently.

AM-151: Fingerspelling I

Units (Credits): 1.00
Develops basic skills in receptive and expressive fingerspelling.

AM-152: Fingerspelling II

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: AM151 or current enrollment in AM 151 Improves receptive and expressive fingerspelling skills to intermediate/advanced levels.

AM-201: Interpreting I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: AM146 Exposes students to the profession of sign language interpretation, providing them with an opportunity to determine their interest in the field.

AM-202: Interpreting II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: AM201 Develops the student's receptive and expressive skills in interpreting. Includes a series of activities leading from consecutive interpretation to simultaneous interpretation skills.

AM-203: Interpreting Sign Language III

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: AM202 Develops the student's receptive and expressive skills in interpreting for deaf individuals. Follows a sequenced series of consecutive interpretation to simultaneous interpretation skills.

AM-215: Conversational ASL

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: AM147 Focuses on the natural use of American Sign Language. Appropriate use of ASL grammar and vocabulary in conversational situations is stressed. Students master appropriate pragmatics, use of facial expressions, space, fingerspelling and classifiers, simultaneously for conversational fluency.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AM-216: Receptive ASL

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: AM147 Provides opportunities for students to develop receptive skills with a wide variety of signers. Receptive language of children, teens, adults with various socio-economic levels, and senior signers will be developed. Acquisition and comprehension of regional signs, "slang" signs, and generational signs will also be emphasized.

AM-217: Language and Literacy for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children

Units (Credits): 3.00
Teaches the process of language acquisition and literacy development for children who are deaf or have a hearing loss. Includes comparison to the natural acquisition of language for all children and adults. Includes clinical, cultural, historical and audiological descriptions of deafness; the unique linguistic aspects of language and literacy acquisition and most importantly, practical application and activities that can be utilized with deaf/hard of hearing children. Geared to all persons wishing to learn about language and literacy acquisition, but especially geared to parents, educational interpreters, speech and language pathologists, audiologist, and teacher of dear and hard of hearing children.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AM-253: Deaf Culture

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: AM145 Offers a study of people who are deafened. Includes clinical and audiological descriptions of deafness and its course.

AM-254: Deaf History

Units (Credits): 3.00
Examines segments of the history of deaf people and the deaf community, as well as the deaf experience from a historical perspective.

AM-299: Special Topics in Sign Language

Units (Credits): 0.50 - 3.00
Includes short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to six credits.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Anthropology (ANTH)

Liberal Arts Division

ANTH-101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces human culture and society. Provides an understanding of human diversity through a comparative study of politics, religion, economics and social organization.

ANTH-102: Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 5.00
Recommended corequisite: ANTH 110L Explores the biological and evolutionary origins of humans through the examination of the fossil record, the study of primates, and the study of human biology.

ANTH-110L: Physical Anthropology Lab

Units (Credits): 1.00
Corequisites: ANTH102 Provides practical experience in aspects of physical anthropology: the mechanisms of inheritance, osteology and forensic science, comparative anatomy and human evolution, and aspects of modern human variability.

ANTH-198: Special Topics: Anthropology

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00

ANTH-201: Peoples & Cultures of the World

Units (Credits): 3.00
Offers a comparative survey of selected societies from throughout the world. Emphasis is on the impact of global developments on traditional societies.

ANTH-202: Archaeology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Surveys archaeology in the Old and New Worlds. Examines methods used by archaeologists to describe and explain prehistoric cultures.

ANTH-213: Intro to the Indians of the Great Basin

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the Indians of the Great Basin summarizing ethnographic and contemporary issues of Native Americans of the Great Basin and the indigenous groups that are geographically adjacent and have influenced Basin cultures. Also examines the archaeological documentation of pre-contact conditions.

ANTH-214: Introduction to Mesoamerican Prehistory and Archaeology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces students to the archaeology and prehistory of Mesoamerica. Includes the development of complex societies in Mexico and Central America.

ANTH-215: Introduction to Faith Witchcraft & Magic

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces students to the anthropological study of religion as a human institution. Examines the history, methods, and current status of the field.

ANTH-443: Environmental Archaeology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Topics selected from paleoecology, taphonomy, geoarchaeology, and dating methods. Lectures, readings, and field trips cover advanced principles, method and theory, and practical applications.


Arabic (ARA)

Liberal Arts Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Art (ART)

Liberal Arts Division

ART-100: Visual Foundations

Units (Credits): 3.00
Explores visual forms and contemporary concepts through a variety of media, presentations and discussions.

ART-101: Drawing I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Develops drawing skills through practice with a broad variety of drawing tools and techniques. 1 hour lecture/4 hours studio per week.

ART-102: Drawing II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ART101 Continues ART 101 with increased emphasis on the refinement of drawing skills. One hour lecture/ four hours studio per week.

ART-111: Beginning Ceramics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces basic ceramic techniques and concepts including both hand-built and wheel thrown vessels as well as both utilitarian and non-utilitarian ceramic forms.

ART-124: Beginning Printmaking

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces printmaking processes emphasizing relief, intaglio, lithographic, and screen processes.

ART-127: Watercolor I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Offers a beginning course in watercolor painting with emphasis on materials and techniques which contribute to the production of quality works of art.

ART-131: Introduction to Painting

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the basics of various traditional and contemporary painting media.

ART-135: Photography I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces black and white photography and the 35mm camera. The course is designed as a beginning or refresher class in understanding photo taking and darkroom procedures. Student must provide a 35mm camera.

ART-141: Introduction to Digital Photography I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces photographic techniques. Topics include exposure, camera controls, digital printing, file management. Explores creative possibilities and thematic modes of photography; working in series.

ART-160: Art Appreciation

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies art, artists and art media of various historical periods to develop the student's capacity to evaluate and appreciate them.

ART-201: Life Drawing I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ART101 Practices drawing the human figure from nude models. Emphasizes the expressive potentialities of human figure, and the production of quality drawings. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART-211: Ceramics I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Offers a beginning studio course in ceramic construction and decoration. Lecture and laboratory methods are used to give special attention to the development of individual student's skills. Uses potter's wheels. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART-212: Ceramics II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ART211 Continues ART 211 but with increased attention given to further refinement of skills. One hour lecture/four hours studio per week.

ART-225: Intermediate Printmaking

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ART124 Continues Art 124 with emphasis on contemporary techniques and processes for traditional intaglio, lithography, and digital imaging techniques for intaglio and lithographic processes.

ART-227: Watercolor II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ART127 Continues exploration of watercolor techniques and concepts including gouache and related media.

ART-231: Painting I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Offers a beginning course in oil and/or acrylic painting. Introduces concepts and develops skills for the production of quality paintings. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART-232: Painting II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ART231 Continues ART 231, with increased emphasis on refinement of basic painting skills. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART-235: Photography II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ART135 or 141 Covers artificial lighting techniques and theory; strobe equipment, hotlights and electronic flashes. Students produce a portfolio of work demonstrating knowledge of these techniques.

ART-237: Photography II Color

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: ART 141 Covers continued explorations of numerous photographic techniques, compositional styles, concepts and critical analysis of photography as a Fine Art.

ART-260: Survey Art History I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Surveys art of the western world from prehistoric times through the Gothic Period.

ART-261: Survey of Art History II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Surveys art of the western world from the Renaissance to the present.

ART-299: Special Topics in Studio Art

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Applies to assorted short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to six credits.


Astronomy (AST)

Liberal Arts Division

AST-109: Planetary Astronomy

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH120,MATH126 or higher or consent of instructor Offers a descriptive introduction to current concepts of the solar system, modern observational techniques, and their results. Utilizes telescopes and observatory facilities. Includes four laboratory experiences.

AST-110: Stellar Astronomy

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH120,MATH126 or higher or consent of instructor Offers a descriptive introduction to stellar and galactic systems, the life cycle of stars, theories of the universe and its formation. Utilizes telescopes and observatory facilities. Includes four laboratory experiences.

AST-120: Introduction to Astrobiology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Study of the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the geology, planetary science, atmospheric science, oceanography, and other sciences. Will explore the scientific reasons behind why the Solar System harbors a living planet. Covers the factors that allow the Earth to support life and the potential for life on other planets within the universe.


Atmospheric Science (ATMS)

Liberal Arts Division

ATMS-117: Meteorology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Covers the elements that make up meteorology, potential climate change, severe weather, and weather forecasting.


Automotive Autobody (AUTB)

Career & Technical Education Division

AUTB-120: Automotive Collision I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides fundamental instruction of hands-on skill and knowledge in auto body construction, tools, and safety. Students will also work with metal, plastics, fiberglass and trim.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTB-125: Automotive Collision II

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: AUTB120 Continues AUTB 120 with more advanced hands-on skill and knowledge in auto body construction, tools, safety and work with metal, plastic, fiberglass and trim.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTB-200: Automotive Refinishing I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides fundamental instruction of hands-on skill and knowledge in the painting and refinishing, including metal preparation, sanding techniques, masking and priming.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTB-205: Auto Refinishing II

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: AUTB200 Continues AUTB 200 with more advanced hands-on skill and knowledge in the painting and refinishing of auto bodies.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Automotive Mechanics (AUTO)

Career & Technical Education Division

AUTO-101: Introduction to General Mechanics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobiles. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of various systems.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTO-115: Auto Electricity & Electronics I

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 7.00
Prerequisites: AUTO 101B or consent of instructor Topics include mastery of DC electricity, use of digital multimeters, troubleshooting electrical problems in starting, charging and accessory systems. Prepares students for ASE certification.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTO-117: Advanced Auto Electronics

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: AUTO115B Advanced AC and DC automotive electronic circuits. Troubleshooting electronically controlled components including supplemental restraint systems and convenience accessories. Prepares students for ASE certification.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTO-130: Engine Reconditioning

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: AUTO101B Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobile engines. Includes overhaul of various systems in the engine (valve, train, oiling system, etc.) safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools. Introduces a variety of systems.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTO-140: Automotive Brake Systems

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automotive brake systems including antilock systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, power tools and hand-held test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different systems.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTO-145: Automotive Brakes

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 7.00
Prerequisites: AUTO101 or consent of instructor Focus is on theory, diagnosis, and service of drum, disc, and anti-lock braking systems, brake component machining, hydraulic component reconditioning, friction and hardware replacement. Prepares students for ASE certification.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTO-155: Steering & Suspension

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 7.00
Prerequisites: AUTO101 or consent of instructor Diagnosis/service of suspension components including shocks, springs, ball joints, manual and power steering system and four wheel alignment are some areas covered. Prepares students for ASE certification.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTO-160: Auto Air Conditioning and Heating

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Introduces principles design, construction and maintenance of automotive air conditioning systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments, evacuating systems, charging/recovery systems and other specialized air conditioning tools. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different air conditioning systems.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTO-198: Special Topics in Automotive Mechanics

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 6.00

Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTO-210: Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automatic transmissions used in today's automobiles. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and appropriate transmission test instruments. Introduces maintenance of a variety of different automatic transmissions.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTO-225: Engine Performance I/Fuel & Ignition

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 7.00
Prerequisites: AUTO101 or consent of instructor A study of engine related subsystems which include ignition, fuel, cooling, starting, and charging systems. Theory and testing of computerized engine management systems. Prepares students for ASE certification.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTO-227: Engine Performance II/Emission Control

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: AUTO225 Automotive emission control systems. Preparation on current gas analyzers for the purpose of diagnosis and repair of specific emission devices. Prepares students for ASE certification.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

AUTO-235: Engine Performance III/Diagnostics

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: AUTO227B Computerized engine and fuel management control. Operational theory of automotive computers. Use of hand held diagnostic interfaces. Prepares students for ASE certification.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Building Inspection (BI)

Career & Technical Education Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Biology (BIOL)

Liberal Arts Division

BIOL-100: General Biology for Non-Science Majors

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 4.00
Prerequisites: None. Recommended: MATH120, MATH126 or higher Covers fundamental concepts and theories of life science. Major topics include cellular/molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, evolutions and ecology. Includes four laboratory experiences.

BIOL-113: Life in the Oceans

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the plants, animals and microorganisms of the oceans with an emphasis on important marine ecosystems such as intertidal zones, estuaries and coral reefs.

BIOL-190: Intro to Cell & Molecular Biology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Covers the structure and function of cells. Included will be the major molecules of life, composition and physiology of cellular organelles, cellular metabolism, reproduction, motility, gene function and related topics. Note: BIOL 190/190L plus BIOL 191/191L transfer to UNR as fulfilling BIOL 190, 191 and 192 requirements.

BIOL-190L: Intro to Cell & Molecular Biology Lab

Units (Credits): 1.00
Covers the structure and function of cells. Included will be the major molecules of life, composition and physiology of cellular organelles, cellular metabolism, reproduction, motility, gene function and related topics. Note: BIOL 190/190L plus BIOL 191/191L transfer to UNR as fulfilling BIOL 190, 191 and 192 requirements.

BIOL-191: Introduction to Organismal Biology

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 4.00
Combines the principles of botany and zoology into one course emphasizing levels of organization and life processes common to all organisms. Topics range from nutrient processing and homeostasis to reproduction. Note: BIOL 190/190L plus BIOL 191/191L transfer to UNR as fulfilling BIOL 190, 191 and 192 requirements.

BIOL-191L: Introduction to Organismal Biology Lab

Units (Credits): 1.00
Combines the principles of botany and zoology into one course emphasizing levels of organization and life processes common to all organisms. Topics range from nutrient processing and homeostasis to reproduction. Note: BIOL 190/190L plus BIOL 191/191L transfer to UNR as fulfilling BIOL 190, 191 and 192 requirements.

BIOL-200: Elements of Human Anatomy & Physiology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides students with an intense descriptive overview of anatomy and physiology with related, illustrative pathology and microbiology.

BIOL-204: Elements of Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab

Units (Credits): 1.00
Corequisites: BIOL200 Provides students with intense laboratory exercises about anatomy and physiology with related, illustrative pathology and microbiology.

BIOL-208: Introduction to Human Genetics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: BIOL190 and 190L Offers a basic science (Mendelian genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics) and detailed clinical case study and correlation-oriented (pedigree analysis, gene cloning, inborn errors of metabolism) course that demonstrates the principles of genetics/heredity in human health and disease. Strongly recommended for those pursuing per-medical studies. Three hours lecture.

BIOL-212: Introduction to Human Genetics Lab

Units (Credits): 1.00
Corequisites: BIOL 208 Provides an opportunity to learn how to extract and amplify genomic DNA using the polymerase chain reaction; apply concepts of chemistry and evolutionary biology to study an organism they choose; identify a question involving their chosen organism and answer it using DNA technology; research and identify protocols and materials such as M-SAT primers specific to the organism they choose; subject data to statistical analysis and relate their findings to concepts of evolution. Three hours laboratory.

BIOL-223: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Units (Credits): 4.00 - 5.00
Offers detailed study of cellular functions and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Primary for physical education, pre-nursing and other pre-health majors. Three hours lecture/three hours laboratory. NOTE: For programs that require BIOL 223 and 224, both courses must be completed at the same institution if taken outside Nevada.

BIOL-224: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Units (Credits): 4.00 - 5.00
Prerequisites: BIOL223 with a grade of C or better. May be repeated a maximum of two times within the last five years. Offers a detailed study of the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems. Primarily for physical education, pre-nursing and other pre-health majors. Three hours lecture/three hours laboratory. NOTE: For programs that require BIOL 223 and 224, both courses must be completed at the same institution if taken outside Nevada.

BIOL-251: General Microbiology

Units (Credits): 4.00 - 5.00
Emphasizes the distribution, form, structure and physiology of microorganisms in laboratory. Develops the student's skills in aseptic procedures, isolation and identification. Three hours lecture/three hours laboratory per week.

BIOL-273: Research Experience

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: BIOL 190 & 190L or CHEM 121 with a grade of C or better and instructor consent. Research intensive course designed to foster competency in experimental design, laboratory techniques, problem-solving information through open-ended investigation.

BIOL-299: Special Topics in Biology

Units (Credits): 1.00


Build Trades Carpentry (BTC)

Career & Technical Education Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Building Trades Electrical (BTE)

Career & Technical Education Division

BTE-101: Building Trades Electrical Level I

Units (Credits): 5.00

Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

BTE-102: Building Trades Electrical Level II

Units (Credits): 5.00

Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees. Financial Aid will not pay for this course..

BTE-104: Building Trades Electrical Level IV

Units (Credits): 5.00

Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees. Financial Aid will not pay for this course..

BTE-105: Building Trades Electrical Level V

Units (Credits): 5.00

Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees. Financial Aid will not pay for this course..

BTE-106: Building Trades Electrical Level Vi

Units (Credits): 5.00

Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees. Financial Aid will not pay for this course..

BTE-107: Building Trades Electrical Level VII

Units (Credits): 5.00

Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees. Financial Aid will not pay for this course..

BTE-108: Building Trades Electrical Level VIII

Units (Credits): 5.00

Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees. Financial Aid will not pay for this course..


Building Trades Plumbing (BTP)

Career & Technical Education Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Business Admin And Management (BUS)

Career & Technical Education Division

BUS-101: Introduction to Business

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides the student a broad background about the modern business world. An important course for students who are considering choosing a business major.

BUS-107: Business Speech Communications

Units (Credits): 3.00
Focuses on speech communication skills. Includes effective listening and feedback methods, voice improvement, group and team interaction, developing messages for positive and negative audiences, preparation and presentation of an oral report.

BUS-108: Business Letters and Reports

Units (Credits): 3.00
Develops letter and report writing skills including proper word choice, letter tone, and structure. Demonstrates how these skills are best used in business letters, memoranda, reports and other business documents.

BUS-109: Business Mathematics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Reviews fundamental mathematical processes for the vendor and the consumer. Discounts, commissions, depreciation, overhead and interest rates are included.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

BUS-110: Human Relations for Employment

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Provides students/prospective employees with knowledge and understanding of self and others for effective interactions in the workplace. Emphasizes employability skills such as communication, work habits and attitudes, ethics, conflict management, motivation and problem solving.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

BUS-198: Special Topics

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00

Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

BUS-271: Introduction to Employment Law

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: BUS 101. Recommend MGT 283 Provides a framework to develop productive and effective employers and employees in the workplace. Topics include federal and state labor and employment laws and how they impact employers, employees and the workforce environment.

BUS-273: Business Law I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Teaches the nature and sources of law. Studies the court systems and law as related to contracts, negotiable instruments, sales, insurance, and agencies.

BUS-295: Work Experience I

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00

Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

BUS-299: Business Capstone

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 45 units of requirements for an AAS degree in business or consent of instructor. Concludes various business concepts introduced throughout the business program by merging acquired skills and concepts through the business plan with additional emphasis on job preparation and business ethics.


Computer Aided Drafting Design (CADD)

Career & Technical Education Division

CADD-100: Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: IS 101 and MATH 110 or higher 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): 3.00
Prerequisites: CADD100 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): 3.00
Prerequisites: CADD100 or equivalent experience Stresses blueprint reading skills. Introduces residential working drawing concepts leading to a full set of professional level working drawings.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CADD-245: Solid Modeling and Parametric Design

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides training and instruction in using parametric solid modeling software to create solid model parts, assemblies and working drawings.


Civil Engineering Emphasis (CEE)

Career & Technical Education Division

CEE-495: Special Topics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Additional prerequisites or corequisites: CONS 108 and CONS 114 and CEM 456 Study and/or experimentation in areas of special current and modern fields that concerns construction managers. Teaches students to research different possibilities and their implications on the modern construction industry. Repeatable up to six units.


Construction Management (CEM)

Career & Technical Education Division

CEM-100: Fundamentals of Construction Management

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides an overview of the construction industry roles, responsibilities, and risks from perspectives of owners, constructors, designers, financial institutions, and government agencies. Study of construction process techniques and applications.

CEM-330: Soils and Foundations for Construction

Units (Credits): 3.00
Additional prerequisite: CONS 114. Introduction to basic concepts of soils and foundations including compaction, compressibility, settlement, shear strength and site investigations.

CEM-350: Facility Systems Design and Construction I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Additional prerequisites: CONS 109 and MATH 126 Introduces mechanical systems for facilities including HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical, communications and other systems used int he process of utility services. Provides detailed instruction on how to analyze needs, determine the related scope of work, design and construction of these systems.

CEM-432: Temporary Construction Structures

Units (Credits): 3.00
Additional prerequisites: CONS 109 and MATH 126. Introduces the analysis, design, and construction of temporary structures including formwork, false work, shoring, rigging, and access units. Addresses cost analysis, load and pressure calculations and safety considerations and requirements.

CEM-451: Construction Estimating

Units (Credits): 3.00
Additional prerequisites: CONS 109 and MATH 126 Covers principles and procedures used in estimating construction costs. Includes application of quality determination, estimate pricing, specifications, subcontractor and supplier solicitation, risk assessment and risk analysis, and final bidding preparation. Computer based estimating software used for semester project.

CEM-452: Construction Cost Control

Units (Credits): 3.00
Additional prerequisites: ACC 201 and MATH 126 Covers construction cost management including productivity and cost reporting/analysis concepts. Includes financial/cost issues/cash flow for the construction firm including reporting methods and percentage of completion techniques. Covers performance/profitability enhancement, earned value management, construction bonding and insurance issues, and firm and job-site analysis.

CEM-453: Construction Scheduling

Units (Credits): 3.00
Additional Prerequisites: CONS 109, 281, and MATH 126 Provides an overview of scheduling and resource optimization. Includes short-interval scheduling, Gantt charts, linear, and matrix scheduling formats. Covers network techniques including CPM and PERT concepts and calculations and computer applications using Microsoft Project.

CEM-454: Heavy Construction Methods and Equipment

Units (Credits): 3.00
Additional prerequisites: CEM 330 and MATH 126 Covers characteristics, capabilities, limitations, uses, and selection techniques for heavy construction methods and equipment process planning, simulation, fleet operations, and maintenance programs

CEM-455: Construction Management Practice

Units (Credits): 3.00
Additional prerequisites CEM 451, CEM 452, and CEM 453: Includes direction and operation of construction organizations with examination of general contracting, design-build, and construction management methods. Covers synthesis of project management concepts, applications, and limitations through case studies and semester projects.

CEM-456: Construction Management Capstone

Units (Credits): 3.00
Additional prerequisites or corequisites: CEE 462 and CEE 463 Provides an integration of all elements of the construction management undergraduate education, from inception to contract award, and applying them to selected construction projects. Introduces contemporary construction industry issues into student projects.

CEM-485: Construction Law and Contracts

Units (Credits): 3.00
Additional prerequisites: CONS 118 Provides information on legal problems in the construction process. Covers stipulated sum, unit price, cost-plus contracts, construction lien rights and bond rights, scope of work issues, builders risk issues, risk-shifting, and case studies.


Counseling Educ Psychology (CEP)

Career & Technical Education Division

CEP-121: Introduction to the College Experience

Units (Credits): 1.00
Covers study skills, time management, major selection, and other factors associated with success in college.


Core Humanities (CH)

Liberal Arts Division

CH-201: Ancient and Medieval Cultures

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ENG102 Provides an introduction to Greek, Roman and Judeo-Christian culture through the Middle Ages.

CH-202: The Modern World

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ENG102 Explores the intellectual, literary and political history of Europe from the Renaissance to the present.

CH-203: American Experience & Constitutional Change

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ENG102 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. Satisfies the United States and Nevada Constitutions requirements.


Chemistry (CHEM)

Liberal Arts Division

CHEM-100: Molecules and Life in the Modern World

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 4.00
Prerequisites: MATH120 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): 4.00
Recommended Prerequisite for students who intend to enroll in CHEM 122: MATH 126 &127 or MATH 128 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): 4.00
Prerequisites: CHEM121 & MATH126 & MATH127, MATH128 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): 4.00
Prerequisites: CHEM121 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): 3.00
Prerequisites: CHEM122 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): 1.00
Prerequisites: CHEM122 ; Corequisites: CHEM241 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): 3.00
Prerequisites: CHEM241 Provides an emphasis on functional groups, fundamental reaction mechanisms, and biomoleculaes. For life science and sciences majors. Continues CHEM 241. Three hours lecture.

CHEM-242L: Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Laboratory II

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: CHEM241 & CHEM241L; Corequisite: CHEM242 Provides an emphasis on functional groups, fundamental reaction mechanisms, and biomoleculaes. For life science and sciences majors. Three hours laboratory.


Chinese (CHI)

Liberal Arts Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Community Health Sciences (CHS)

Career & Technical Education Division

CHS-102: Foundations Personal Health & Wellness

Units (Credits): 3.00
Covers the components and wellness and of lifelong tools that will help enhance wellness. health values, attitudes and behaviors of self and others. Students will be active in design and execution of personal fitness and wellness plans.


Computer Information Technology (CIT)

Career & Technical Education Division

CIT-110: A+ Hardware

Units (Credits): 3.00
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-114: IT Essentials

Units (Credits): 4.00
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/non-applicable towards an AA or AS degree
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CIT-128: Introduction to Software Development

Units (Credits): 4.00
Recommended prerequisite: MATH 95 or appropriate score on the WNC placement exam. Offers a first course in programming and software development, and assumes no prior programming experience. Introduces the basic syntax of a programming language and stresses the principles of good software engineering. Introduces HTML (the language of the Web), Webscripting (dynamic Web content), and SQL (Structured Query Language), which is used to access relational databases.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CIT-129: Introduction to Programming

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: IS101 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): 3.00
Prerequisites: CIT129 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-133: Beginning C++

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: CIT129 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-151: Beginning Web Development

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: IS101 or consent of instructor Introduces students to XHTML and Web page construction. Topics cover construction and management of Web sites and creation of Web pages utilizing standards-based technologies such as Cascading Style Sheets. Emphasis on developing interoperable web sites 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-173: Linux Installation & Configuration

Units (Credits): 3.00
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-180: Database Concepts and Sql

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: CIT129 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 learning in a Structured Query Language (SQL) and SQL procedures.

CIT-198: Special Topics: Comp Info Tch

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 5.00
Applies to assorted short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CIT-211: Microsoft Networking I

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 5.00
Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook exercises and classroom labs, teaches the basic skills and knowledge necessary to help prepare for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam on the topic of a current Microsoft Workstation operating system.

CIT-212: Microsoft Networking II

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 5.00
Prerequisites: CIT211 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): 3.00 - 5.00
Prerequisites: CIT212 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): 3.00 - 5.00
Prerequisites: CIT213 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-217: Security +

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: Instructor Consent Introduces fundamental concepts of information security. Provides a basic understanding of best practices and current standards and explores topics of increasing importance in the industry as a whole. Provides practical knowledge and skills using monitoring and detection tools in a lab environment.

CIT-263: Introduction to IT Project Management

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces students to the concepts of project management as used within the information technology fields of study.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CIT-273: Network Defense

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: Instructor Consent Details network security information domains regarding planning to protect a network, as well as detecting and responding to network attacks.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CIT-274: Ethical Hacking

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: Instructor Consent Explains basic IT security concepts and models. Introduces concepts of penetration testing to validate security measures and identify vulnerabilities; formulate a basic security policy; demonstrate basic penetration attacks; assess risks and countermeasures; explain legal and ethical concerns as they apply to penetration testing; explores methods to gain access to computer resources and methods to prevent/reduce vulnerabilities.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CIT-275: Hacking Forensics Investigation

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: Instructor Consent Provides key baseline knowledge and practices in the digital forensic domains including file systems, operating systems, network and database systems, websites and email.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CIT-299: Independent Study Comp Info Technology

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
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. This project will be designed with a faculty advisor. Class will have 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.


Communication (COM)

Liberal Arts Division

COM-101: Oral Communications

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduction to the principles and practices of public speaking.

COM-102: Intro to Interpersonal Communication

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduction to the field, principles and concepts of interpersonal communication.

COM-299: Special Topics in Communication

Units (Credits): 3.00
Investigates a special topic or technique of speech communication.

COM-412: Intercultural Communication

Units (Credits): 3.00
Factors important to meaningful communication across cultures with emphasis on intercultural differences in North America.


Construction (CONS)

Career & Technical Education Division

CONS-108: Construction Materials and Methods I

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisite: 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: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-109: Construction Materials and Methods II

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisite: CONS 108 Teaches students about the typical materials used in the construction of bridges, roads, pathways, and small commercial buildings. Includes testing procedures, material properties, design, specification, and installation methods using certification standards and guidelines.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-111: Commercial Building Codes

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the international residential building code. Covers aspects of any code and how to search, interrupt, understand, and implement the code.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-118: Construction Contract Documents

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisite: BUS 107 and ENG 100 or 101 with a grade of C or better 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: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-120: Blueprint Reading and Specification

Units (Credits): 3.00
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: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-121: Principles Of Construction Estimating

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: CONS 120 and CONS 216 Presents basic criteria and procedure for estimating labor and material in residential and commercial applications.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-198: Special Topics in Construction

Units (Credits): 0.50 - 6.00
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. Course will be variable credit of one-half to six credits depending on the course content and number of hours required. May be repeated for up to six credits.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-205: Construction Site Safety

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Includes 30 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: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-230: Electrical Distribution System

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisites: CONS 120 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: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-260: Certified Inspectors of Structures-Residential

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides prescribed course of instruction for Certified Inspector of Structures as per the state of Nevada.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-261: Under-Floor Inspections-Certified Inspector

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: CONS260B 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: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-262: Above-Floor Inspections for Certified Inspector

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisites: CONS260 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: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-263: Supervised Residential Inspections for Certification

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisites: CONS260 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: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-270: Construction Management

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: CONS 260 or Consent of Instructor Provides the necessary lecture and laboratory experience to satisfy the state regulations concerning the General Level Inspection Regulation NAC 645D.120. Course number or instructor approval needed.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-275: Master Inspector Requirements

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: CONS 270 and consent of Instructor Provides the necessary lecture and laboratory experience to satisfy the state regulations concerning the Master Level Inspection Regulation NAC 645D.130.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-281: Construction Planning Scheduling and Control

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: CONS 216 Explores project implementation including logistics, scheduling, delegation of responsibility and quality control.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-290: Internship in Construction

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 8.00
Prerequisites: CONS 216 and consent of instructor Studies project management techniques on-site under the supervision of a project manager or superintendent and WNC instructor. In consultation with the student, based on the specific internship, instructor determines additional learning objectives in addition to standard course learning objectives. Includes interaction with the instructor on a weekly basis. Assignments are required.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-295: Work Experience I

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: consent of instructor Studies project management techniques on-site under the supervision of a project manager or superintendent.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CONS-451: Advanced Internship in Construction

Units (Credits): 3.00
Additional prerequisites: CONS 281 and consent of instructor. Studies advanced project management techniques on-site under the supervision of a project manager or superintendent and instructor. In consultation with the student, based on the specific internship, instructor determines additional learning objectives in addition to standard course learning objectives. Includes interaction with the instructor on a weekly basis. Assignments are required.


Computer & Office Technology (COT)

Career & Technical Education Division

COT-204: Using Windows

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 9.00
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-262: Intermediate Spreadsheets Concepts

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: IS101 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.


Counseling & Personal Develop (CPD)

Career & Technical Education Division

CPD-102: Career Exploration

Units (Credits): 0.50 - 3.00
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: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CPD-116: Substance Abuse-Fundamental Facts and Insights

Units (Credits): 3.00
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): 3.00
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-123: Career Choices and Changes

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Offers career development and job seeking strategies. Acquaints students in choosing a suitable career and the necessary work readiness skills to gain and maintain successful employment. Includes Career assessment activities and employability skills training, such as job application, resume, and job interview skills. Covers disability rights and accommodations in the workplace.

CPD-129: Communication Techniques

Units (Credits): 1.00
Teaches skills to help students become more assertive and improve their ability to communicate effectively. Covers communication techniques that can be used in the workplace and a variety of situations.


Computer Engineering (CPE)

Liberal Arts Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Crafts (CR)

Liberal Arts Division

CR-137: Creative Crafts II

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Introduces students to crafts, stressing design principles and expressive qualities utilizing a variety of craft materials.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Criminal Justice (CRJ)

Career & Technical Education Division

CRJ-101: Introduction to Criminal Justice I

Units (Credits): 3.00
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): 3.00
Surveys the adjudicatory process, adult and juvenile corrections functions within the criminal justice system.

CRJ-103: Communication Within the Criminal Justice Field

Units (Credits): 3.00
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): 3.00
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-155: Juvenile Justice System

Units (Credits): 3.00
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): 3.00
Prerequisites: CRJ101 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-211: Police in America

Units (Credits): 3.00
Explores the historical development, roles, socialization, and problems of police work.

CRJ-215: Probation & Parole I

Units (Credits): 3.00
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): 3.00
Prerequisites: CRJ101 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): 3.00
Prerequisites: CRJ101 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): 3.00
Examines the origin, development, philosophy, and constitutional basis of evidence. Covers constitutional and procedural considerations which affect arrest, search, and seizure.

CRJ-230: Criminal Law

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: CRJ101,LAW101 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-234: Introduction to the Courts and American Legal System

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: CRJ 101 and 102 or 104 Introduces the judicial branch of government, its history, roles, structure and hierarchy of the courts, the central actors and processes. Compares and contrasts the roles of the other branches of government; its organization and interrelationship of the courts within our system of federal, state, and local governments.

CRJ-260: 911 Dispatch Emergency Telecommunicator Academy

Units (Credits): 12.00
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-credit 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: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CRJ-265: Introduction to Physical Evidence

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 4.00
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): 27.00
Prerequisites: CRJ103 with a grade of B or better 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: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CRJ-270: Introduction to Criminology

Units (Credits): 3.00
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): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: CRJ101 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): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: CRJ101 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): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: CRJ101 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): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: CRJ101 or consent of instructor Provides the student with on-the-job, supervised and educationally directed work experience.


Computer Science (CS)

Liberal Arts Division

CS-135: Computer Science I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH128 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): 3.00
Prerequisites: CS135 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.


Cisco Technologies (CSCO)

Career & Technical Education Division

CSCO-120: Ccna Internetworking Fund

Units (Credits): 4.00
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

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: CSCO120 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): 4.00
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: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CSCO-220: Ccna Lan Switch Wireless

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: CSCO120 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): 4.00
Prerequisites: CSCO121 & CSCO220 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): 4.00
Prerequisites: CSCO121 Designed to prepare students for certification in this field (Cisco and CompTIA security exams). 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: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

CSCO-280: Ccnp Advanced Routing

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: CSCO221 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 Secure Convg Wide Nt

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: CSCO221 or CCNA Certification Prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary 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).


Craft Training (CT)

Career & Technical Education Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Dance (DAN)

Liberal Arts Division

DAN-108: Pilates I

Units (Credits): 1.00
Introduces the basic theory and techniques of Pilates and the Alexander and the Feldenkrais technique. Covers history of Pilates theory and technique as well as mat work and the basic use of the three pieces of Pilates equipment: the reformer, the trapeze table, and the chair. Emphasizes the application of this theory and technique to dance.

DAN-110: Dance for Flexibility and Tone

Units (Credits): 1.00
Introduction to basic techniques for dance flexibility. Students will learn some simple basic Jazz technique, terminology and choreography that includes kicks and leaps, strengthening the core muscles.

DAN-132: Jazz Dance (Beginning)

Units (Credits): 1.00
Introduces beginning techniques of jazz dance. May be repeated for up to four credits.

DAN-135: Beginning Ballet

Units (Credits): 1.00
Introduces beginning techniques of ballet. May be repeated for up to four credits.

DAN-144: Beginning Tap Dancing

Units (Credits): 1.00
Introduces beginning techniques of tap dance. May be repeated for up to four credits.

DAN-160: Hip-Hop Dance

Units (Credits): 1.00
Teaches beginning techniques of hip-hop dance. May be repeated for up to 4 credits.

DAN-232: Jazz Dance (Intermediate)

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: DAN132 Emphasizes intermediate techniques of jazz dance. May be repeated for up to 4 credits.

DAN-244: Tap Dance (Intermediate)

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: DAN144 or consent of instructor Emphasizes intermediate techniques of tap dance. May be repeated for up to 4 credits.

DAN-260: Intermediate Hip-Hop Dance

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: DAN160B Teaches intermediate techniques of hip-hop dance. May be repeated for up to 4 credits.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Drafting (DFT)

Career & Technical Education Division

DFT-100: Basic Drafting Principles

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces basic concepts of technical drawing. Covers perception theories, lettering, sketching techniques, use of drafting instruments, orthographic projection, basic dimensioning, and pictorial drawings. Designed as introductory course for CADD 100.

DFT-110: Blueprint Reading for Industry

Units (Credits): 3.00
Teaches those concepts required by machine shops or engineering, electrical and welding industries. Student will begin with simple prints and proceed to more advanced prints.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Diesel Mechanics (DM)

Career & Technical Education Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Career & Technical Education Division

ECE-121: Parent Care Relations

Units (Credits): 1.00
Helps students acquire various communication skills to enhance parent/caregiver relationships. Covers interpersonal communication, listening skills and cooperative problem solving.

ECE-122: Observation Skills

Units (Credits): 1.00
Provides parents and teachers various formal and informal methods to enhance their observation and assessment skills. Discussion includes methods for use with developmentally delayed children.

ECE-123: Health & Nutrition for the Young Child

Units (Credits): 1.00
Examines the health and nutritional needs of young children. Develops skills in menu planning, selecting safe equipment and toys, routines to ensure good health and policies on illness.

ECE-129: Environment for Infant/Toddler

Units (Credits): 1.00
Helps students choose equipment and materials to create a physical environment which is responsive to the infant/toddler total development. Staff considerations and time schedules will be explored.

ECE-154: Literature for Preschool Children

Units (Credits): 1.00
Surveys books for use with preschool children. Includes techniques of storytelling and reading to children.

ECE-155: Literacy and the Young Child

Units (Credits): 1.00
Emphasizes activities and materials for developing auditory and visual perception and other reading readiness skills in the preschool.

ECE-156: Music in the Preschool Curriculum

Units (Credits): 1.00
Outlines activities and materials for teaching music in the preschool, including songs, dances and rhythm activities.

ECE-157: Art in the Preschool Curriculum

Units (Credits): 1.00
Describes activities and materials for teaching art in the preschool, including creative development and enjoyment of art through various materials and activities.

ECE-168: Infectious Diseases and First Aid

Units (Credits): 1.00
Provides information about infectious diseases and first aid measures in the child care setting. Course content will include recognizing communicable and acute illnesses, management of accidents and injuries, preventive measures, health education, current research, and community resources.

ECE-200: The Exceptional Child

Units (Credits): 3.00
Surveys the characteristics and specific needs of special children. Emphasizes teaching and behavioral management as well as available support services.

ECE-204: Principles of Child Guidance

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies effective communication with children in guiding behavior. Emphasis will be placed on techniques which help children build positive self-concepts and individual strengths within the context of appropriate limits and discipline. The study includes uses of direct and indirect guidance techniques as well as introduction to guidance systems.

ECE-231: Preschool Practicum: Early Childhood Lab

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: ECE251 or consent of instructor Allows students to work directly with young children under supervision of a master teacher for three hours per week per credit. Students will contract with the instructor and supervisor for completion of projects. Projects will be related to such areas as routines in the preschool, advanced curriculum planning and implementation, or communication techniques with parents. Lesson plans will be completed and carried out with children.

ECE-240: Administration of Preschool

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ECE250 Studies principles and practices in supervision and management of preschool and child care centers, including program planning, organization, budgeting, personnel records, relationships with community resources, regulatory agencies and working with parents.

ECE-250: Intro to Early Childhood Education

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces students to early childhood education. This course includes the history of child care, regulations, types of programs, legal issues, professional opportunities and current trends and issues. Emphasis is placed on the role of the preschool teacher in enhancing the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of preschool-aged children.

ECE-251: Curriculum in Early Childhood Education

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ECE 250 Considers methods of planning and teaching curriculum for children 3-5 years old. Included will be curriculum development, children's play, lesson planning, and daily scheduling. Emphasis will be on curriculum development for children 3-5 years old in areas such as art, science, literature, music, language arts, block, dramatic play, etc.


Economics (ECON)

Career & Technical Education Division

ECON-100: Introduction to Economics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Recommended prerequisite: MATH 95 or higher Offers an introductory overview to supply and demand, the four types of product markets (perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly), operations of markets, consumer and enterprise behavior, price determination. Also covers the measurement of the levels of national income, employment and general prices, and basic causes for fluctuation for these levels.

ECON-102: Principles of Microeconomics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Recommended prerequisite: MATH 95 or higher. Covers supply and demand, the four types of markets (perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly), operations of markets, consumer and enterprise behavior, and price determination.

ECON-103: Principles of Macroeconomics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ECON102 or consent of instructor. Recommend MATH 95 or higher. Introduces the study of the determination of levels of national income, employment and prices, and basic causes for fluctuation for these levels.

ECON-261: Principles of Statistics I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH126 or equivalent Offers probability and major probability distributions, sampling theory, descriptive statistics, measure of central tendency and dispersion, index figures, and time series.

ECON-262: Principles of Statistics II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ECON261 Offers statistical inference; estimation hypothesis testing, simple linear regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.


Education (EDU)

Career & Technical Education Division

EDU-201: Introduction to Elementary Education

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the foundations of elementary education, current trends and issues in curriculum and instruction, the roles of teachers and issues of diversity. Includes field experience. A background check may be required for field experience.

EDU-202: Introduction to Secondary Education

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the prospective middle/secondary school teacher to the role of thinker/reflective practitioner. Creates awareness of the historical, social, political and economic forces influencing schooling in the United States.

EDU-203: Introduction to Special Education

Units (Credits): 3.00
Surveys the various types of exceptionalities. Emphasizes etiology, physical and educational characteristics.

EDU-204: Information Technology in Teaching

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies the use of microcomputers in operations and word processing applicable to classroom for teachers to operate and utilize microcomputers in education. Special instruction fees.

EDU-206: Classroom Learning Environments

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: EDU201 Presents the function and analysis of elementary school classrooms, daily activities, and methods of behavior management. Includes field experience. A background check may be required for field experience.

EDU-207: Exploration of Children's Literature

Units (Credits): 3.00
Surveys children's literature: issues, genre, censorship, historical background, book evaluation and selection.

EDU-208: Student Diverse Abilities & Backgrnds

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: EDU 203 ; Corequisites: EDU 209 Focuses on students with learning disabilities, mental retardation, behavior disorders and language disorders, and their accommodation in general education environments.

EDU-210: Nevada School Law

Units (Credits): 3.00
Identifies legal issues in education and illustrates the implications of laws/mandates in the schools. Guidelines for teachers will provide information on avoiding situations that may lead to litigations. Concepts covered include teacher liability, teacher/student right to free speech and privacy, and accommodations for religious practices and students with disabilities.

EDU-214: Preparing Teachers to Use Technology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: EDU204 or consent of instructor Addresses designing and constructing a variety of common core educational artifacts for tomorrow's classrooms by way of hands-on advanced information technology applications. Students create a selection of high quality common core educational artifacts that are appropriate and/or applicable for the digital classroom and a Teacher's E-Portfolio.


Electrical Engineering (EE)

Liberal Arts Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Electrical Theory (ELM)

Career & Technical Education Division

ELM-143: Wiring Techniques

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisites(s): AIT 101 Introduces the concepts of industrial electrical. The course will deescribge the function of electrical prints, panels, the wiring between panels, and wire color coding. Students will be introduced to concepts in control system wiring fundamentals, wiring between and outside panels, panel wiring, wire bundling and experience a projetct in how to wire an elctrical machine.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Nursing and Allied Health Division

EMS-100: Healthcare Provider CPR

Units (Credits): 0.50
Provides instruction of Basic Cardiac Life Support/ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Healthcare Provider which includes: one and two person rescuer for CPR and management of foreign body obstruction of the airway in adults, children and infants. Instruction also provides for recognition of signs and symptoms requiring AED intervention, safe administration of AED, and common actions that can be utilized for survival, and prevention of risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Certification according to the standards of the American Heart Association (AHA) is issued upon successful completion of course which requires passing of a written examination and practical demonstration. The course satisfies the CPR requirement for students admitted to the nursing and surgical technology programs, nursing assistant and EMS courses. May be repeated for up to one credit.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

EMS-108: Emergency Medical Technician Training

Units (Credits): 6.00 - 8.00
Prerequisite: must be 18 years or older. Current CPR certification and required immunizations and tests, and health insurance. See Nursing and Allied Health web site for further information. Prepares individuals to provide basic emergency medical care, according to US Department of Transportation guidelines, to individuals experiencing sudden illness or injury. Course content includes appraisal of scene safety and scene management, assessment and treatment of common emergency patient conditions, including fractures, wounds and airway obstruction. Instruction includes use of emergency medications and automatic external defibrillation (AED) devices as well as components of continuing care during emergency ambulance transportation to the emergency department (ED). Clinical experience includes Emergency department hospital and ambulance rotations to meet a required minimum of 10 patient contacts. Upon successful conclusion of the course the student is eligible to sit for the National Registry Examination for EMT Basic.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

EMS-115: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Units (Credits): 7.00 - 7.50
Prerequisite: Certified as a Nationally Registered EMT within the last two years. CPR Certificate. Must be at least 18 year of age at the time of enrollment. Prepares students to incorporate knowledge of basic and advanced emergency medical care for critically ill and emergent patients to reduce the morbidity and mortally associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. The A-EMT is educated to safely provide more advanced airway maintenance skills and the ability to recognize basic electrocardiography (ECG) arrhythmia's and utilize pharmacological interventions within the scope of practices. Other competencies include interventions such as suctioning, initiation of IV therapy, control of breathing and shock, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The A-EMT provides care based on site assessment data and works alongside other EMS and health care professionals as an integral part of the emergency care team.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


English (ENG)

Liberal Arts Division

ENG-100: Composition - Enhanced

Units (Credits): 5.00
Intensive reading and writing course focusing on writing the expository and argumentative essay. Emphasis on revising and editing essays for development, coherence, style, and correctness as well as on investigative, reasoning, and organizational skills necessary to create successful research papers. Provides extra assistance in English writing skills, grammar, sentence structure, usage, and punctuation.

ENG-101: Composition I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies expository writing with special attention to the modes, arrangement and style. Students learn to write essays which are unified, thorough, clear and convincing. Students read essays to augment critical reading skills. They learn the research, reasoning and organizational skills necessary for effective academic and research writing.

ENG-102: Composition II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ENG100 or ENG101. Continues the study of expository writing. Students read and analyze writing and discursive techniques of interpretation, argument, and research.

ENG-107: Technical Communications I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: English 99 with a grade of C- or higher or appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination. Introduction to expository methods with concentration on specific vocational writing forms including memorandums, formal reports, manuals and proposals. Students will learn how adapt correct paragraph construction to suit the expectations of an occupational audience, in order to communicate clearly and effectively.

ENG-199: Independent Study

Units (Credits): 3.00

ENG-200: Novels Into Film

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ENG102 or consent of instructor Studies film and novels to examine the transformation in genre when novels are made into films. Students read novels and view films based on those novels to examine the impact of each form upon the audience as well as to understand the differences between literary and film genre. Emphasizes critical reasoning and writing skills.

ENG-205: Introduction to Creative Writing

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ENG102 or consent of instructor Offers a beginning writers' workshop in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

ENG-221: Writing Fiction

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ENG102 or consent of instructor Teaches fiction writing in a workshop setting. Includes lectures and discussion of plot, character, style, and elements of fiction. Students are required to produce several works of short fiction.

ENG-223: Themes of Literature

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor Offers readings of short stories, poems, plays and novels on a theme selected by the instructor. Course could examine such a topic as the American myth of the frontier or study perceived differences between various multicultural perceptions and attitudes in Europe and the United States.

ENG-226: Memoir and Autobiography

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ENG102 or consent of instructor Offers a writing-intensive class which explores various approaches to writing memoirs, autobiography, family history, autobiography-based fiction, or other "life stories," incorporating the classic elements of the personal essay.

ENG-266: Popular Literature

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ENG102 or consent of instructor Studies various forms of popular writing, e.g., best-sellers, the western, science fiction, fantasy, the detective story.

ENG-271: Introduction to Shakespeare

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: ENG102 or consent of instructor Examines Shakespeare's principal plays read for their social interest and their literary excellence.

ENG-282: Intro to Language & Literary Expression

Units (Credits): 3.00
Explores the forms and function of language with special application to literary study.

ENG-295: Directed Study in English

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisites: ENG102 Allows students to pursue individual writing or research projects under the close supervision and guidance of the instructor.

ENG-299: Special Topics in English

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Includes short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to three credits.

ENG-90: Basic Writing I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides instruction in basic English skills including grammar, parts of speech, agreement, syntax, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure. Focuses on a variety of sentence patterns and types. Provides extensive practice in grammar and usage. Grading: pass/fail.
Note: Financial Aid will not pay for this course..

ENG-95: Basic Writing II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides instruction in basic writing skills including sentence patterns and basic paragraph development. Provides review of grammar, mechanics, punctuation, spelling, and word usage. Some sections of the course may be offered through computer-assisted instruction. Grading: Pass/Fail.

ENG-98: Basic Writing III

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination Helps students improve their writing for school or on the job. Offers practice in sentence, paragraph and short essay writing with attention to grammar, sentence structure and punctuation. The student will learn how to combine sentences and paragraphs to communicate clearly and effectively. Grading: pass/fail.

ENG-99: Basic Writing Strategies

Units (Credits): 4.00
Provides instruction in basic English skills including sentence patterns and basic paragraph development. Provides review of grammar, mechanics, punctuation, spelling, and work usage. Offers practice in sentence, paragraph, and short essay writing with attention to grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation.


Engineering (ENGR)

Liberal Arts Division

ENGR-100: Introduction to Engineering Design

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides overview of engineering practice and exposure to the environment which engineers generally work in. Students will have the opportunity to begin developing information retrieval, technical and interpersonal skills that can be used throughout their educational programs and subsequent careers.


Energy (ENRG)

Career & Technical Education Division

ENRG-110: Introduction to Alternative Energy

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces alternative and sustainable energy sources and systems, including renewable approaches such as solar and wind.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Entrepreneurship (ENT)

Career & Technical Education Division

ENT-200: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Units (Credits): 3.00
Explores the basics of entrepreneurship, introducing students to the various aspects and activities involved. Looks at the characteristics of entrepreneurs, the cycle of entrepreneurship, idea generation and validation of an idea's ability to be successful, how to present a business idea to potential investors and how to take the plunge.


Environmental Science (ENV)

Liberal Arts Division

ENV-100: Humans and Environment

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH120 or consent of instructor Provides an interdisciplinary introductory survey of the ecology of natural systems with emphasis on the relationship of humans to the environment. Includes four laboratory experiences.

ENV-101: Introduction to Environmental Science

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: Math 120 or consent of instructor. Surveys basic ecological principles and examines selected environmental issues including overpopulation, pollution, and energy alternatives.


Ed Professional Development (EPD)

Career & Technical Education Division

EPD-276: Management Methods for Substitutes

Units (Credits): 0.50 - 3.00
Offers practical methods and ready-to-use ideas for K-12 substitutes, including models of discipline, attentions signals, active participation, instant ideas, transition activities, methods for dealing with problem behavior, and inclusion strategies.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

EPD-295: Special Topics in Educational Professional Development

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Covers selected topics in education and critical and current issues in education. Repeatable as topics vary.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Educational Psychology (EPY)

Career & Technical Education Division

EPY-150: Strategies for Academic Success

Units (Credits): 3.00
Helps students to develop effective and efficient study skills. Students will learn how to learn.


Electronics Technology (ET)

Career & Technical Education Division

ET-104: Fabrication and Soldering Techniques

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces electronic fabrication skills, tool operations applied to fabrication techniques of simple circuit boards, reading of schematic diagrams, soldering, drafting and wire wrapping.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

ET-117: Computer forensics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduction to the concept of using computer forensics to conduct a successful computer investigation. Covers acquiring digital evidence and reporting its findings. Covers fundamentals of setting up a forensics lab, acquiring the proper and necessary tools, and how to conduct an investigation and subsequent digital analysis.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

ET-131: Dc for Electronics

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 6.00
Familiarizes students with fundamentals of electronics including how to read resistor color codes, decipher capacitor values, and use electronic schematics to build simple electronic devices. Students conduct laboratory experiments to apply theoretical concepts and will use standard or simulated laboratory instruments such as multimeters. Covers Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws of voltage and current, and simple series and parallel circuits.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

ET-132: Ac for Electronics

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: ET131 or consent of instructor Familiarizes students with important electronic components, their schematic symbols and how to wire circuits on a solderless circuit board using diagrams. Introduces semiconductors, diodes, and basic theory of transistors and transistor amplifier configurations. Students conduct laboratory experiments and build electronic circuits utilizing these components. Soldering is introduced.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

ET-155: Home Technology Convergence

Units (Credits): 4.00
Introduction to the components and technologies that make up the "Smart Home". The convergence of home entertainment audio/visual equipment, surveillance and security systems, computer networks, and telecommunications will be taught in both theory and application. Students will build, configure and install cables, wallplates, jacks, control modules and equipment to bring alive the multiple technologies commonly used in a home or small office environment.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

ET-198: Spec Topics: Electronics

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Explores various topics of current interest/demand in Electronics Technology.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

ET-200: Electronics Projects

Units (Credits): 0.50 - 6.00
Prerequisites: ET131 or consent of instructor Studies special projects in Electronics Technology.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Finance (FIN)

Career & Technical Education Division

FIN-101: Personal Finance

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces personal financial planning. Emphasizes budgeting, obtaining credit, buying decisions for a home, auto or other large purchases, investment decisions, and retirement planning.

FIN-115: Introduction to Investments

Units (Credits): 3.00
Helps students understand the theoretical concepts and analytical foundations necessary for further study in the field. It will provide an overall picture of securities markets, institutions, processes and mechanisms on how stocks and bonds are bought and sold.


French (FREN)

Liberal Arts Division

FREN-101: Conversational French I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Emphasizes spoken communication. Listening, reading and writing skills will be explored. A vocabulary of French-English words can be developed to suit student needs.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

FREN-102: French, Conversational II

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisites: FREN101 or consent of instructor Offers a second semester of Conversational French designed to continue and improve the skills learned in the first semester.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

FREN-111: First Year French I

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 4.00
Develops language skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing and structural analysis. Includes an introduction to French culture.

FREN-112: First Year French II

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 4.00
Prerequisites: FREN111 or equivalent or consent of instructor Continues with the second semester of the course to build on speaking, writing and reading skills in the French language.

FREN-212: Second Year French II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: FREN211 or equivalent or consent of instructor Continues structural review, conversation and writing and reading in modern literature.


Geography (GEOG)

Liberal Arts Division

GEOG-103: Physical Geography

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH120,MATH126 or higher or consent of instructor Teaches the physical elements of geography, nature and distribution of climate, land forms, natural vegetation, and soils. Includes at least four lab experiences.

GEOG-104: Physical Geography Laboratory

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: GEOG103 & MATH120,MATH126 or higher or consent of instructor Offers experimental and in-depth investigations designed to illustrate fundamental principles of geosciences.

GEOG-106: Introduction to Cultural Geography

Units (Credits): 3.00
Analyzes the culture regions of the world including physical settings, peoples, settlements, economic activities, historical and political factions with primary emphasis on the Old World.

GEOG-121: Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts

Units (Credits): 4.00
Reviews the past, present and likely future climate changes, together with its associated impacts on the landscape, with emphasis on water resources, species distributions, and wildfire regime. Scientific evidence relevant to Nevada will be presented.

GEOG-200: World Regional Geography

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the world's regions with concentration on parts of the world with which we may be less familiar - many of which are experiencing great changes and have a major impact on our lives in the United States. Specific areas that will be covered include Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

GEOG-205: GIS Applications

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces a variety of common GIS applications. Through content, lectures and hands-on, students will use ArcInfo to complete a variety of tasks pertaining to the applications that are used in everyday GIS.

GEOG-210: Introduction to Geotechnology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces geotechnology, the technological advances used to describe, assimilate, or analyze spatial information. Emphasis is on GIS with discussions on GPS, remotely sensed imagery, Google Earth and other applications. The importation and joining of various datasets is described highlighting how a variety of data sources may be used for analysis of spatial features. Laboratory assignments will demonstrate real world applications derived from the lectures using ArcGIS desktop.

GEOG-211: Introduction to Maps and Compass

Units (Credits): 2.00
Introduces the basics of map interpretation. Covers the characteristics of the map, emphasizing its blending of scientific and artistic aspects. Students will delve into map making, interpretation, aerial photography and the use of a GPS to construct maps.


Geology (GEOL)

Liberal Arts Division

GEOL-100: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Natural Disasters

Units (Credits): 3.00
Investigates geology of the dynamic earth: natural hazards and catastrophes, and geology of natural resources. Includes four laboratory experiences.

GEOL-101: Exploring Planet Earth

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: MATH120,MATH126 or higher or consent of instructor 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab. Lecture covers fundamental principles of geology: tectonics; minerals; igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary processes; and geologic time. Lab covers reading of topographic maps, study and identification of common rocks and minerals, and the study of geologic phenomena.

GEOL-102: Earth and Life Through Time

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: GEOL101 & GEOL103 Studies the history of the earth and the origins of its landforms from the far past to the present time, age dating, evolution of organisms, times of extinction, mountain building episodes, and periods of glaciation.

GEOL-103: Physical Geology Laboratory

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: GEOL101 & MATH120,MATH126 or higher, or consent of instructor (GEOL 101 may be taken concurrently) Offers experimental and in-depth investigations designed to illustrate fundamental principles of geology.

GEOL-105: Introduction to Geology of National Parks

Units (Credits): 3.00
Study of geologic processes through the lens of the national park system. Concepts of geologic time, plate tectonics, and the rock cycle will be explored by studying selected national parks and monuments that highlight some of the best geologic examples of the material presented.

GEOL-111: Geology of Death Valley National Park

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Provides a general field experience in geology for students with little or no earth science background. Teaches the basics of rock identification, landform analysis and identification, and interpretation of modern and ancient geologic events through field study of Death Valley National Park.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

GEOL-112: Geology of Eastern Sierra Nevada

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Provides a general field experience in geology for students with little or no earth science background. Teaches the basics of rock identification, landform analysis and identification, and interpretation of modern and ancient geologic events through field study of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Field study will include Mono Lake, Long Valley caldera, White Mountains, faults, and past glaciation in the area.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

GEOL-113: Geology of Lassen Volcanic National Park

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Provides a two-and-a-half day field experience in geology for students with little or no earth science background. Teaches the basics of volcanic rock identification, history of the Cascade Range, and interpretation of modern and ancient geologic events through field study of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

GEOL-114: Geology of Lava Beds National Monument

Units (Credits): 1.00
Provides a general field experience in geology for students with little or no earth science background. Teaches the basics of rock identification, landform analysis and identification, and interpretation of modern and ancient geologic events through field study of Lava Beds National Monument.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

GEOL-201: Geology of Nevada

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: GEOL101 or consent of instructor Covers important geological developments in Nevada that have occurred throughout geologic time. At least one field trip will be required.

GEOL-299: Special Topics: Geology

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 5.00
Provides a study of selected topics in geology for students with little or no earth science background. Can include field experiences.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


German (GER)

Liberal Arts Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Liberal Arts Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Graphic Communications (GRC)

Career & Technical Education Division

GRC-103: Introduction to Computer Graphics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces processes involved in the creation and reproduction of graphic design for print and digital media. Covers graphic communications history, design theory, software applications, production processes, printing processes, and job opportunities. Presents a hands-on overview of a variety of graphic design software.

GRC-109: Color and Design

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites:None. Recommended: GRC 103 Teaches color theories, color technologies and the application of color in art and design. Intermediate two-dimensional design problems focusing on the compositional, optical and psychological aspects of visual communications.

GRC-116: Introduction to Digital Art and Design

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills Introduces students to the Adobe Creative Cloud Software (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat). Students will explore design ideation, process, and effective design thinking and analysis as it relates to Graphic Design. Presents projects and design exercises that will increase student's technical fluency in industry-standards for Graphic Design software applications.

GRC-144: Electronic Layout and Typography

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite:basic computer skills and GRC 103 or consent of instructor. Introduces electronic page layout software with an emphasis on typographic layout and design.

GRC-156: Design With Illustrator

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: basic computer skills. Recommended: GRC 103. An introductory/intermediate class in the creation and execution of designs and illustrations in the electronic environment. Focuses in Adobe Illustrator Vector-Draw software, including the tools and techniques required to produce professional-level artwork. Knowledge of the following basic computer skills required: saving, opening, and printing documents, opening and closing applications, creating and managing folders and subfolders, viewing the contents of disk drives and external storage devices, managing desktop items.

GRC-175: Web Design I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills. Recommended: GRC 103 and GRC 183.. Introduction to authoring for the World Wide Web using industry standard software applications. Topics covered include planning, designing and building a Web site, aesthetics, creating and optimizing computer graphics for Web, information architecture, navigation and interactivity, Web publishing, Web hosting and site management. Knowledge of the following basic computer skills required: saving, opening, and printing documents, opening and closing applications, creating and managing folders and subfolders, viewing the contents of disk drives and external storage devices, managing desktop items.

GRC-179: Multimedia Design and Production

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: GRC 103 Overview of multimedia design and development. Emphasis on how to design real-world interactive projects that combine text, graphics, animation, audio, video, and more. Hands-on projects using popular multimedia authoring software for publishing online.

GRC-183: Design With Photoshop

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites:basic computer skills. Recommended: ART100 & GRC103. Teaches an intermediate class in the application of computer graphics software to create and edit digital images and designs with raster/paint software (Adobe Photoshop). Students entering this class should already have an understanding of graphic communications processes and have graphics software skills. Knowledge of the following basic computer skills required: saving, opening, and printing documents, opening and closing applications, creating and managing folders and subfolders, viewing the contents of disk drives and external storage devices, managing desktop items.

GRC-188: Web Animation I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and GRC103 or consent of instructor. Continues advanced web site design. The second in a sequential set of courses that focus on advanced design theories in relation to the Internet and applications for animating web sites. Exercises will focus on advanced visual design and the creation of animation, as well as related concepts and practices. Knowledge of the following basic computer skills required: saving, opening, and printing documents, opening and closing applications, creating and managing folders and subfolders, viewing the contents of disk drives and external storage devices, managing desktop items.

GRC-200: Design Thinking and Methodologies

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: GRC 116 Builds upon the skills and processes learned in GRC 116. Further investigation and advanced techniques of Adobe Creative Cloud Software (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat). Course broadens techniques for design ideation, process, and effective design thinking and analysis. Class will present projects and design exercises that will increase student's technical fluency in industry-standards for Graphic Design software applications. Designed to increase conceptual thinking and improve technical skillsets.

GRC-210: Typography I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: GRC 116 Introduces students to designing with type for graphic design. Offers readings that outline the historical context of letter forms, while studio-based projects focus on practical analysis, visual and conceptual interaction of type and image, and the creative exploration of type as a formal element.

GRC-220: Graphic Design I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: GRC 116, GRC 200, GRC 210 Emphasizes principles and language of graphic design. Provides further development of an understanding of visual communications theories, processes and methods using current industry technologies. Focuses on advancing student's ability, using research and thumbnails, to devise and produce wide varieties of solutions to visual problems through assigned graphic design projects.

GRC-275: Web Design II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: GRC175. Recommend GRC188. Offers advanced web page design using industry-standard applications. Topics include CCS layout, advanced site building features, site management, interactivity, and customization.

GRC-282: Motion Graphics for Video

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: None Offers principles of visual design and color, animation and sound design applied to motion graphic design. Emphasis on designing projects that combine text, graphics, animation, audio and video. Hands-on projects using multimedia authoring software.

GRC-283: Electronic Imaging

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: GRC183. Studies advanced applications of graphics software to build design projects. Covers layout and typography as well as pixel and vector-based software.

GRC-290: Internship in Graphic Communications

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units of GRC classes and consent of instructor. Provides supervised work experience within a selected graphic communications business, dependent upon student's selected major emphasis. Designed to apply knowledge to real on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and a faculty advisor. Available to students entering their last semester of instruction for the Graphic Communications associate degree. Contact department advisor for application, screening and required skills evaluation.

GRC-294: Professional Portfolio

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: minimum of 21 credits of GRC design/production classes or consent of instructor Focuses on the development of a portfolio for employment in the graphics communications field. Professional and legal requirements will be explored.


Human Dev And Family Studies (HDFS)

Career & Technical Education Division

HDFS-201: Life Span Human Development

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies human growth over the life span covering the biological influences on development and the processes of intellectual and social development. Reviews the family system and explores major challenges and developmental issues facing families today.

HDFS-202: Introduction to Families

Units (Credits): 3.00
Explores the dynamics of development, interaction, and intimacy of primary relationships in contextual and theoretical frameworks, societal issues and choices facing diverse family systems. This course is taught from a bio-psycho-social approach within the family ecological system context. It incorporates issues relevant to international families and diverse family arrangements within North America. Traditional issues of families are reframed, reconstructed, and questioned. Application of ideas to those working with families in a variety of settings including: physical health, mental health, economic and educational arenas.

HDFS-232: Diversity and the Young Child - a Multicultural Perspective

Units (Credits): 3.00
Considers the development of young children from the prenatal period through age 8, focusing on diversity among children. Diversity will be explored in cultural, ethnic and linguistic variations as well as differences in ability and typical/atypical development. Students will seek to understand development and its cultural variations so that teaching young children will be more effective, empathic and aware. This course will explore the many ways of growing up and the worldwide diversity of that process.


Holocaust, Genocide & Peace Studies (HGPS)

Liberal Arts Division

HGPS-201: Concepts in Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: None Analyzes the origins of prejudice, hatred, and dehumanizing policies; examines major social conflicts, mass destructions and genocides; explores conflict resolutions and peaceful social relationships.


History (HIST)

Liberal Arts Division

HIST-101: U.S. History to 1877

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Offers a survey of American history and civilization from the time of the first European settlement to about 1877. Satisfies the United States constitution requirement.

HIST-102: U.S. History Since 1877

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Covers American history and civilization since the end of the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.

HIST-105: European Civilization to 1648

Units (Credits): 3.00
Covers the development of Western civilization and history from its beginnings in the valleys of the Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates rivers to the mid-17th century rise of strong nation-states.

HIST-106: European Civilization Since 1648

Units (Credits): 3.00
Covers Western civilization and history from the mid-17th century to the present.

HIST-111: Survey of U.S. Constitutional History

Units (Credits): 3.00
Teaches the origin, development, history of the Nevada and United States constitutions. Examines the American judicial system through a number of significant decisions and will analyze the individuals who made those decisions.Satisfies the U.S. and Nevada Constitution requirements.

HIST-207: Discover Nevada

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Explores the many historic sites and scenic areas of Nevada, utilizing lecture discussions, slide presentations, readings and videos.

HIST-208: World History I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll ENG 101 A survey of the societies and cultures of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania to 1600.

HIST-209: World History II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll ENG 101 A review of the principal developments in world history since 1600, including scientific and technological revolutions, social revolutions, nationalism, immigration, colonialism, world wars, decolonization, modernization, democracy, and dictatorships.

HIST-217: Nevada History

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies Nevada's history from prehistoric times to the present. Examines the early mining and cattle frontiers, the development of towns and the advent of industrialization as well as the 20th century problems of water, energy, and growth. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.

HIST-225: Introduction to the Vietnam War

Units (Credits): 3.00
Survey of U.S. involvement in Vietnam from 1954 to U.S. withdraws in 1975. Provides an overview of the land, history, and culture of Vietnam and the region. In-depth study of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Concludes with an overview of post U.S. involvement issues and the present day Vietnam.

HIST-247: Introduction to the History of Mexico

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces pre-Columbian Mexico, Colonial New Spain and Mexican national history to the present.

HIST-285: History of Witchcraft

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: None. Recommended: ENG 101 Addresses the changing definitions of magic, science, religion and law as they pertain to the supernatural from the beginnings of ancient civilizations through the modern era. Topics will include pagan religions, heresy, possession and exorcism, demons, artistic representations, and gender.

HIST-290: The Roaring 20s

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Study of American society and culture in the 1920s through the interrelated topics of consumerism, youth culture, the role of the U.S. in the world, post-war retrenchment, the Harlem Renaissance/Jazz Age, and shifting definitions of race and gender.


Health Information Technology (HIT)

Nursing and Allied Health Division

HIT-117: Medical Terminology I

Units (Credits): 1.00
Studies word derivations and formation with emphasis upon understanding common usage in the field of health care.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

HIT-118: Language of Medicine

Units (Credits): 3.00
Applies medical language by body system and appropriate use within the accepted nomenclature and classification systems. This course is designed to meet professional program requirements.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

HIT-170: Computers in Health Care

Units (Credits): 3.00
Teaches hardware and software components of computers for health information applications. Methods of controlling the accuracy and security of data. Record linkage and data sharing concepts.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Humanities/Humanistic Studies (HUM)

Liberal Arts Division

HUM-101: Introduction to Humanities

Units (Credits): 3.00
Offers an interdisciplinary approach to the humanities. Students study major works in art, music, literature, and philosophy with historical framework.


Informatics (INF)

Career & Technical Education Division

INF-100: Introduction to Informatics I - Basic Concepts

Units (Credits): 3.00
Deals with the nature of Informatics withing the information technology space. Addresses the core concept of integration of people, technology and information. Emphasizes the practical dimension of Informatics, real problems, and the socio-economic situations in which they arise. Presents a variety of Informatics tools from a variety of domains, and their implications for science, engineering, art, the humanities and society.


Information Systems (IS)

Career & Technical Education Division

IS-101: Introduction to Information Systems

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the student to the role of computers in today's technology-driven environment, allowing for hands on lab experience. Students will be introduced to the Internet, distance education, and the World Wide Web for research, along with operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, database and basic multi-media. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate basic computer survival skills, understand computer terminology, and create data using a variety of software.

IS-201: Computer Applications

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: IS101 or experience in office software. Develops the student's knowledge in integrated office productivity software. Topics will cover word processing, database, spreadsheets and working with macro programming. Coursework or experience using office software is essential for successful completion and gives students the foundation to pass expert level certification tests.


Industrial Plant Mechanics (IT)

Career & Technical Education Division

IT-208: Fluid Power

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisites: None Reviews fluid power mechanics with an emphasis on schematic symbols, circuit operation and design, pneumatic and hydraulic component theory and operation, and industry terminology.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Italian Language (ITAL)

Liberal Arts Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Journalism (JOUR)

Liberal Arts Division

JOUR-101: Critical Analysis of Mass Media

Units (Credits): 3.00
Surveys the role of newspapers, radio, television, advertising and public relations organizations. Offers interpretation of the day's news and analysis of media performance.

JOUR-120: Media in Modern Life

Units (Credits): 3.00
Explores the profound transition from life with mass media to life in networked media. Researches the meaning of media through anthropological, political and historical perspectives.

JOUR-201: Media Writing

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: JOUR101 Teaches writing in journalistic and persuasive styles for mass media. Emphasis on analysis and organization of information, and clarity of expression.

JOUR-221: News Gathering & Writing

Units (Credits): 3.00


Japanese (JPN)

Liberal Arts Division

JPN-111: First Year Japanese I

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: None Introduces the language through structural analysis and the writing system. Includes some conversation and an introduction to Japanese culture.

JPN-112: First Year Japanese II

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: JPN 111 Continues study of the language through structural analysis and the writing system. Includes some conversation and an introduction to Japanese culture.


Latin (LAT)

Liberal Arts Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Laboratory Technician (LTE)

Nursing and Allied Health Division

LTE-101: Fundamental Phlebotomy

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: Vaccinations and major medical insurance required (see requirements for LTE under the Nursing and Allied Health division) Provides knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic collection, identification, and preservation of blood samples as applied to venipuncture techniques. Incorporates finger stick procedures and patient contact methodologies carried out within the ethical, legal and professional boundaries of the roles. Successful completion of LTE 102 is required to sit for national certification examinations offered through a variety of certifying organizations, including the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

LTE-102: Applied Phlebotomy

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 3.50
Prerequisites: LTE 101 with C or better. Vaccinations and major medical insurance. See Nursing and Allied Health Division student requirements for LTE. Provides 100 hours of clinical phlebotomy experience (of clinical phlebotomy to apply knowledge and skills learned in LTE 101. Under the guidance of a laboratory technician preceptor, students will perform a minimum of 100 successful, documented blood draws with patients across the lifespan (except infants and toddlers). Upon successful completion with a grade of C or better, students are eligible to sit for a national certification examination offered through a variety of certifying organizations, including the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).


Mathematics (MATH)

Liberal Arts Division

MATH-100: Math for Allied Health Programs

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Reviews basic mathematics with emphasis on those skills that apply to calculating drug dosages. Includes fractions, decimals, proportions, percents, English, apothecary and metric systems of measurements.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MATH-110: Mathematics for Industry

Units (Credits): 3.00
Covers fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions, measurement, geometry, and briefly, the fundamentals of algebra and right triangle trigonometry.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MATH-120: Fundamentals of College Mathematics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Note: Appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test may also meet the prerequisite. Studies probability, statistics, business, finance and consumer mathematics. Course is broad in scope and emphasizes applications.

MATH-122: Number Concepts for Elementary School Teachers

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH120 or consent of instructor Introduces elementary problem solving with emphasis on the nature of numbers and the structure of the real number system. Designed for students seeking a teaching certificate in elementary education.

MATH-123: Statistical & Geometrical Concepts for Elementary School Teachers

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH120 or consent of instructor Presents elementary problem solving with emphasis on patterns and geometric relationships. Designed for students seeking a teaching certificate in elementary education.

MATH-126: Precalculus I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides a third course in algebra. Topics include: polynomial, rational and radical equations; absolute value and quadratic inequalities; relations and functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial exponential and logarithmic functions, their graphs and applications; and systems of equations.

MATH-127: Precalculus II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH126 or three units of high school mathematics at the level of algebra and above, or consent of instructor Studies circular functions, trigonometric identities and equations, conic sections, complex numbers, and discrete algebra.

MATH-128: Precalculus and Trigonometry

Units (Credits): 5.00
Studies relations, functions and their graphs; polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithm and trigonometric functions; analytic trigonometry; systems of equations and inequalities; conics; mathematical induction; sequences and series.

MATH-176: Introductory Calculus for Business & Social Sciences

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH128,MATH126 or equivalent or consent of instructor Instructs students in fundamental ideas of analytical geometry and calculus. Includes plane coordinates, graphs, functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus. Includes applications to rates, extremalization, and interpretation of integrals.

MATH-181: Calculus I

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: MATH128,MATH126 & MATH127 or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent exam Offers fundamental concepts of analytical geometry and calculus, functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, and integrals.

MATH-182: Calculus II

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: MATH181 or equivalent or consent of instructor Teaches transcendental functions, methods of integration, conics, vectors.

MATH-251: Discrete Mathematics I

Units (Credits): 3.00

MATH-283: Calculus III

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: MATH182 or equivalent or consent of instructor Covers infinite series, vectors, differential and integral calculus of functions of several variables, and introduction to vector analysis.

MATH-285: Differential Equations

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH283 Presents methods of solving ordinary differential equations with application to physical systems. Includes systems of equations, series solution, numerical solution, and Laplace transforms.

MATH-299: Directed Study

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Provides individual study conducted under the direction of a faculty member.

MATH-330: Linear Algebra

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: Math 283 Vector analysis continued; abstract vector spaces; bases, inner products; projections; orthogonal complements, least squares; linear maps, structure theorems; elementary spectral theory; applications.

MATH-90: Elementary Arithmetic

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Provides individualized instruction in basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Intended for students who need a review of whole numbers before studying fractions. Instruction is tailored specifically to each student's needs.
Note: Financial Aid will not pay for this course..

MATH-91: Basic Mathematics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides the fundamental operation of whole numbers, fractions and mixed numbers, decimals, percentage, measurement and geometry. The course is intended to provide a thorough review of basics needed in future mathematics courses and in applied fields.
Note: Financial Aid will not pay for this course..

MATH-92: Algebra Review

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisite: Previous success in Intermediate Algebra or Algebra II or higher algebra course. Provides a review of algebra that will refresh previously taught concepts. Designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra II or Intermediate Algebra or similar course sometime in the past. Provides a condensed review of topics from Intermediate Algebra intended to help students place into the appropriate course via Accuplacer Exam.

MATH-93: Pre Algebra

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH91 or equivalent or consent of instructor Prepares students for MATH 95. Helps students who have experienced difficulties with math to get an introduction to the language and concepts of algebra. Provides a transition from self-paced, basic math to the quick pace required in MATH 95.
Note: Financial Aid will not pay for this course..

MATH-95: Elementary Algebra

Units (Credits): 3.00
Offers a first course in algebra. Topics include operations with signed numbers; algebraic symbols; evaluating formulas; operations with polynominal, radical and rational expressions; solving equations and application problems using algebra; and elementary graphing. Provides a foundation for the math used in business, science, engineering and related fields.

MATH-96: Intermediate Algebra

Units (Credits): 3.00
Offers a second course in algebra. Studies polynomial, rational and radical expressions; linear, quadratic and polynomial equations; linear and absolute value inequalities; relations, functions and their graphs; systems of linear equations; and applications.

MATH-96D: Algebra Review for Math 126

Units (Credits): 2.00
Corequisite: Math 126 Offers a second course in algebra. Includes multiplying, dividing, and factoring polynomial expressions, solving polynomial and rational equations, algebraic techniques involving exponents and radicals, and systems of linear equations.

MATH-98: Developmental Mathematics

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 5.00
Prerequisite: None Prepares students for college-level mathematics. Self-paced, computer aided course designed to provide students with the concepts and skills of pre, elementary and intermediate algebra.


Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Liberal Arts Division

ME-198: Cooperative Training Report

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: enrollment in engineering program Guides students in preparation of written reports based on cooperative program assignments.

ME-241: Mechanical Engineering: Statics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies static force systems. Topics include resolution and composition of forces, equilibrium of force systems, friction and various constraints, moments of inertia, cables, beams, fluid static, and work.

ME-242: Dynamics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; relative motion; work and energy; impulse and momentum.


Metallurgical Engineering (METE)

Liberal Arts Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Management Science (MGT)

Career & Technical Education Division

MGT-103: Small Business Management

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: BUS 101 or consent of instructor. Develops an understanding of the small business enterprise with emphasis on how such businesses are started and managed successfully, including planning, finance, marketing, administrative control, and other type of activities.

MGT-201: Principles of Management

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: BUS 101 or consent of instructor. Studies fundamentals and principles of management; administrative policies, objectives and procedures, and problems of organization control and leadership. MGT 201 is accepted in lieu of MGRS 301 (UNR) or MGT 401 (UNLV) upon validation of content and knowledge by approved College of Business examination, or satisfactory performance ("C" or better) in MGRS 352 (UNR) or MGT 452 (UNLV) during the first year of eligibility to enroll in the appropriate upper division business course at the University of Nevada, Reno or the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

MGT-212: Leadership & Human Relations

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: BUS 101 and MGT 201 or consent of instructor. Schools students on understanding and managing human behavior in organizations. Central to the course is developing a better understanding of one's self as a leader and exploring some of the more effective ways of leading others.

MGT-235: Organizational Behavior

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites:BUS 101 and MGT 201 or consent of instructor. Studies concepts, theories and case studies concerning the behavior of people in modern business organizations. Analyzes the internal organization structure, and managerial roles and functions, in the business and other goal-oriented institutions. Studies theory and design of organizational structure, impact of work flow, leadership styles, and control systems on human behavior.

MGT-283: Introduction to Human Resources Management

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: BUS 101 and MGT 201 or consent of instructor. Develops an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of personnel at the mid-management level.

MGT-323: Orgnztional Bhvr & Interpersonal Bhvr

Units (Credits): 3.00
Examines behavioral influences which affect productivity, organizational effectiveness, and efficiency including: perception, motivation, decision making, communication, leadership, organizational design, group behavior and coping with stress.

MGT-367: Human Resource Management

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MGT 323 Considers theoretical concepts and practical approaches relevant to management systems and processes; recruitment, training, appraisal, compensation and labor relations. Emphasis on legal constraints and international management.

MGT-462: Changing Environments

Units (Credits): 3.00
Focuses on managing ethically in the changing cultural, economic, political, technological and global environments of business.

MGT-469: Managing Cultural Diversity

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides an understanding of cultural diversity by studying the U.S. workforce. Emphasizes cultural differences in the workplace, valuing diversity, managing diversity in the workplace, and giving competitive advantages.


Marketing (MKT)

Career & Technical Education Division

MKT-127: Introduction to Retailing

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies an overview of retail merchandising, including buying, pricing, selling, advertising, sales promotion and display principles.

MKT-210: Marketing Principles

Units (Credits): 3.00
Covers the problems of manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in the marketing of goods and services. Students will develop a plan applying the marketing principles.

MKT-250: Introduction to International Marketing

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: BUS 101 and MKT210 or consent of instructor Introduces the various functions of marketing as they are performed in the international environment. Focuses on the problems and decisions facing management in international marketing. Considers the impact of difference in language, aesthetics, religion and business customs on marketing strategies.

MKT-261: Introduction to Public Relations

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: BUS 101 and MKT 210 or consent of instructor Introduces the techniques of public relations for those holding supervisory or higher positions in management and marketing. Identifies the principles of creating and maintaining good public relations, including employee-employer relations. Customer-employee relations receive emphasis. Focuses on the programming of the total public relations effort and selecting of appropriate strategy, media and persuasive devices to accomplish objectives.

MKT-262: Introduction to Advertising

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: BUS 101 and MKT 210 or consent of instructor Presents methods and techniques in modern advertising, giving information to do the entire advertising job.

MKT-295: Work Experience I

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 4.00

Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Mechanical Technology (MT)

Career & Technical Education Division

MT-115: Applied Programmable Logic Controllers I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: AIT 101 Introduces the concepts of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and computerized control operations. Covers basic PLC programming by describing numbering systems, PLC memory organization, PLC programming software and PLC program logic elements.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MT-160: Hydraulic Power

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: AIT 101 Introduces the concepts of how to connect and operate basic hydraulic components and systems, read circuit diagrams and monitor system operation. Exposes students to key topics in hydraulic power and safety, principles of hydraulic pressure and flow, and hydraulic speed control circuits in a wide array of applications.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Machine Tool Technology (MTT)

Career & Technical Education Division

MTT-105: Machine Shop I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces basic machine shop skills which include lathe operation, lathe speeds and feeds, precision measuring techniques, layout methods, band saw and drill press operations, and exposure to the science of heat-treating of metals. Shop safety and etiquette will be stressed. To develop entry level skills, MTT 110B is recommended.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MTT-106: Machine Shop Practice I

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Corequisite: MTT 105. Expands the student's manual skills by putting into practice the theories, and user skills introduced in MTT 105. The emphasis will be geared to a more practical, hands-on experience through the use of lathes, layout techniques, vertical and horizontal band saws, measuring instruments and some vertical mill work. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MTT-110: Machine Shop II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Expands skills introduced in MTT 105B to an intermediate level and introduces further skills which include vertical mill, drill sharpening, speed feeds and some production methods.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MTT-111: Machine Shop Practice II

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Corequisites: MTT110 Further develops student's manual skills by putting into practice the theories and user skills introduced MTT 110. The emphasis will be a more practical, hands-on experience through the use of vertical mill work, layout techniques, vertical and horizontal band saws, measuring instruments and some lathes. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MTT-230: Computer Numerical Control I

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisite: MTT 105 and MTT 110 and COT 105 or COT 204 or consent of instructor. Offers an introductory class to provide a basic understanding of computer numerical control. The student is introduced to the axis systems, absolute and incremental programming, tool offsets, controller operation, and fixture offsets. To better understand CNC programming process, CNC II is recommended as a follow-up. Includes 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab per week.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MTT-232: Computer Numerical Control II

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisite: MTT 230 or consent of instructor. Provides a continuation of MTT 230. Offers the student additional practical experience for development of skills with additional information and exposure to more complex applications of programming, mirror imaging, polar coordinates, tool compensation, threading and computer integrated manufacturing. Includes 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab per week.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MTT-250: Machine Shop III

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MTT110 & DFT110 or consent of instructor Expands skills introduced in MTT 105 and MTT 110 to a more advanced level by developing projects that emphasize tolerances, plan of procedure and blueprint reading. Introduces further skills for surface grinding and tool and cutter grinding.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MTT-251: Machine Shop Practice III

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Corequisites: MTT250 Further develops student's manual skills by putting into practice the theories and user skills introduced in MTT 250. The emphasis will be a more practical, hands-on experience through the use of vertical mill work, layout techniques, vertical and horizontal band saws, measuring instruments and lathes. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MTT-260: Machine Shop IV

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MTT 250 or consent of instructor Concentrates on areas of interest leading to design of an advanced project emphasizing skills learned in MTT 105, MTT 110 and MTT 250.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MTT-261: Machine Projects

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: consent of instructor Permits students to work on special projects of their own choosing and/or explore areas of special interest under the direction of a college instructor.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MTT-262: Machine Shop Practice IV

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Corequisites: MTT260 Allows students additional time to concentrate on areas of interest leading to completion of an advanced project emphasizing skills introduced in MTT 260.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MTT-291: Cnc Practice

Units (Credits): 2.00 - 3.00
Develops computer aided manufacturing skills with hands on instruction on how to design and prepare manufacture parts using state of the art CAD/CAM software. Safety and clean up are stressed.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

MTT-295: Work Experience

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: consent of instructor Provides students with on the job, supervised and educationally directed work experience.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Music (MUS)

Liberal Arts Division

MUS-103: Voice Class I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Teaches fundamentals of tone production, breath control and practical techniques involved in reading and interpreting songs.

MUS-104: Voice Class II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MUS103 Continues the skills learned in MUS 103.

MUS-107: Guitar Class I

Units (Credits): 2.00 - 3.00
Studies basic guitar technique, bluegrass, classical and rock styles. No previous musical training required.

MUS-108: Guitar Class II

Units (Credits): 2.00 - 3.00
Prerequisites: MUS107 or consent of instructor Continues development of skills learned in MUS 107.

MUS-111: Piano Class I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the piano, including instruction in note reading, technique, theory and easy repertoire. Students work in a laboratory setting, each using their own electronic piano.

MUS-112: Piano Class II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MUS111 or consent of instructor Provides a continuation of MUS 111, a class in basic piano technique and theory.

MUS-121: Music Appreciation

Units (Credits): 2.00 - 3.00
Analyzes styles and forms of music from the Middle Ages through the 20th century, and discusses musical instruments and major composers.

MUS-124: History of the American Musical Theater

Units (Credits): 3.00
Offers a cultural, musical and theatrical survey of musical theatre in the United States, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

MUS-125: History of Rock Music

Units (Credits): 3.00
Explains how cultural, social, political and economic conditions have shaped rock music's evolution. Familiarizes the student with the history of rock music from its origins in Blues through contemporary rock styles. Prominent players and groups of each era will be covered, as well as sociological, economic and cultural factors that shaped the many styles of rock music. Extensive classroom listening will enhance the student's learning experience.

MUS-134: Jazz Appreciation

Units (Credits): 3.00
Covers how Jazz music's evolution as an art form unique to the United States has both shaped and reflected the construction of our national identity. Teaches how social and cultural events led to the development of jazz music from 1890 through the 1960's. Prominent players and groups of each era will be covered, as well as sociological, economic and cultural factors that shaped the many styles of American Jazz as evolved.

MUS-176: Musical Theatre Practicum

Units (Credits): 2.00 - 3.00
Performance ensemble, centered on public performance of musical theatre literature. Repeatable up to 9 units.

MUS-215: Technique of Songwriting

Units (Credits): 3.00
Offers a practical course in composing pop music. Analysis of hit songs and discussion of songs written by the class. Each student will compose melodies and lyrics, helping the poet with music and the musician with poetry.

MUS-224: Special Studies in Music Literature

Units (Credits): 2.00 - 3.00
Prerequisites: pianists should be of intermediate level proficiency Focuses in depth on a special topic in music literature. Topics might include Baroque, classical, romantic, or 20th century keyboard literature. Students will explore musical topics through both lecture and their own performance of representative works. Class may be repeated for up to six credits.

MUS-233: Recording Techniques and Midi I

Units (Credits): 2.00
Covers topics such as the job market, mics, consoles, tape recorders, and special effects. Teaches concepts including signal flow, multi-tracking, EQ, signal processing, MIDI, mixing and mastering. Students will learn to turn a Mac or PC into a multi-track studio.

MUS-253: Jazz Improvisation I

Units (Credits): 2.00
Introduces the techniques of jazz improvisation in a laboratory setting.

MUS-276: Musical Theatre Practicum

Units (Credits): 2.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: Six units of MUS 176. Continues skills learned in MUS 176. Repeatable up to 9 units.

MUS-299: Special Topics in Music

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00


Music Applied (MUSA)

Liberal Arts Division

MUSA-101: Bass-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Provides a personal introduction to the study and performance of music for bass. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-103: Basson-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Introduces students to the study and performance of music for bassoon. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-105: Cello-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Provides a personal introduction to the study and performance of music for cello. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-107: Clarinet-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Introduces students to the study and performance of music for clarinet. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-109: Drum Set

Units (Credits): 1.00
Provides individual instruction in the technique and repertoire of drum set. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-111: Euphonium - Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Provides a personal introduction to the study and performance of music for euphonium. No previous musical training required. Class may be repeated for a total of 4 credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-113: Flute-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Introduces students to the study and performance of music for flute. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-115: Guitar

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 4.00
Provides individual instruction in the technique and repertoire of the guitar. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-121: Horn - Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Provides personal introduction to the study and performance of music for horn. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-123: Oboe - Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00
Provides personal introduction to the study and performance of music for horn. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-125: Organ-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00
Provides individual instruction in the technique and repertoire of the organ.

MUSA-127: Percussion-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Offers private instruction in the study and performance of percussion instruments. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-129: Piano-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Considers performance and analysis of keyboard literature from various musical eras, instruction of keyboard technique and application of basic music theory to piano literature. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-131: Saxophone-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Introduces students to the study and performance of music for saxophone. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-135: Trombone-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Provides personal introduction to the study and performance of music for trombone. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-137: Trumpet-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Provides personal introduction to the study and performance of music for trumpet. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-139: Tuba-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Provides personal introduction to the study and performance of music for tuba. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-141: Viola-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Provides personal introduction to the study and performance of music for viola. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-143: Violin-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Provides personal introduction to the study and performance of music for violin. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-145: Voice-Lower Division

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Introduces the correct and pleasing use of the singing voice through a well balanced and coordinated study of vocal literature and exercises. Class may be repeated for a total of nine credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

MUSA-146: Voice II

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Continues development of correct and pleasing use of the voice for singers through study of vocal literature and exercises.


Music Ensemble (MUSE)

Liberal Arts Division

MUSE-101: Concert Choir

Units (Credits): 1.00
Teaches representative choral music of all periods. Choir is featured in concerts throughout the WNC service area. May be repeated for a total of four credits.

MUSE-131: Jazz Ensemble

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: intermediate proficiency on a band instrument Introduces study and performance of jazz ensemble literature. May be repeated for up to 4 credits.

MUSE-135: Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: instrumentalists should be of intermediate level proficiency. No prerequisites for vocalists Explores a variety of musical styles, including pop, rock and jazz. Class may be repeated for a total of eight credits.


Natural Resources (NRES)

Liberal Arts Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Nursing (NURS)

Nursing and Allied Health Division

NURS-129: Level I Basic Nursing Skills

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prepares students to provide holistic basic nursing care to residents in a long-term care facility. Students provide total patient care and comfort measures at the level of a nursing assistant while incorporating basic principles of safety and infection control for self and others.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

NURS-130: Nursing Assistant

Units (Credits): 6.00
Prerequisites: basic Life Support/Healthcare Provider CPR certification. See Nursing and Allied Health website for additional information. Prepares students to function as nursing assistant trainees (NAT) who assist licensed nurses to provide direct care to health care consumers across the lifespan in a variety of heath care settings. The 150-hour competency based course is designed to prepare students to achieve certification as a nurse assistant in the State of Nevada. The course is approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing and is in accordance with the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) and Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) regulations.

NURS-136: Foundations of Nursing Theory

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS137 & NURS141 Introduces students to the role of the associate degree nurse in contemporary practice. Students are guided to utilize knowledge from the sciences, humanities and nursing to understand man as a bio/psycho being. Students are introduced to the nursing program organizing concepts and outcomes which include professional behaviors, communication, collaboration, nursing process, clinical decision making, management of care and teaching learning.

NURS-137: Foundations of Nursing Laboratory

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS136 & NURS141 Provides students with knowledge and practical application of basic nursing skills while incorporating concepts learned in NURS 136. Students learn and practice basic nursing bedside nursing skills in personal care, sterile technique, patient safety, and medication administration. Emphasizes the critical elements of nursing procedures and the scientific rationale for performing the procedures correctly.

NURS-141: Foundations of Nursing Clinical

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS136 & NURS137 Provides opportunities for students to utilize knowledge, concepts and skills learned in first semester nursing courses to meet the bio/psycho/social needs of patients in a long term acute care facility. Students use the nursing process and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs at a beginning level to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care.

NURS-147: Health Assessment Theory

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS148 Provides opportunities for students to gain knowledge necessary to holistically assess adult and elder patients. Students utilize concepts of previously learned content from pre-requisite and co-requisite nursing courses including the nursing process and methods of prioritizing to perform nursing assessment and nursing diagnosis. Students learn the difference among a comprehensive assessment, an ongoing/partial assessment, a focused, problem-oriented assessment and an emergency assessment of a patient.

NURS-148: Health Assessment Laboratory

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program. Incorporates knowledge from NURS 147 to provide students with learning opportunities to collect, organize, analyze and synthesize health assessment data for adult and elder patients in a laboratory setting using simulated and peer assessment models.

NURS-149: Mental Health and Illness Theory

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS150 & NURS151 Assists students to gain knowledge of nursing care for the patient experiencing primary threats to psychosocial integrity. Examines the principles and practice of psychiatric nursing through a variety of theoretical frameworks and legal and ethical values that guide its practice. Emphasis is placed on the use of culturally relevant therapeutic communication skills, development of therapeutic nurse/patient relationships, and interventions that are grounded in evidence based practice to achieve best practice outcomes.

NURS-151: Mental Health and Illness Clinical

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS149 & NURS150 Requires students to utilize the nursing process to apply knowledge of the principles and practice of psychiatric nursing to the care of patients experiencing disruptions in psycho/social functioning. Collaborative experiences involving students, members of the psychiatric health care team, patients and their families occur at acute care and outpatient settings. Relevant legal and ethical issues are explored within the context of care of patients with disruptions in psychosocial integrity.

NURS-152: Foundations of Pharmacology in Nursing I

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program. Provides students with an overview of pharmacology with an emphasis on clinical applications within the context of the nursing process and prioritization of needs; with special consideration given to the physiological and psycho/social needs of patients. Explores indications, modes of action, effects, contraindications and interactions for selected drugs. Specific nursing responsibilities related to drug administration are emphasized.

NURS-153: Foundations of Pharmacology Nursing II

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the first semester of the nursing program. Provides a continuation of study of pharmacological principles and practices to achieve safe administration of medications. Selected drug classifications are presented, with an emphasis on understanding intended and unintended effects of drugs on body systems. Provides an overview of pharmacology with an emphasis on clinical applications within the context of the nursing process and prioritization of needs.

NURS-156: Foundations of Pharmacology In Nursing III

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisite: admission to the nursing program and NURS 153 Provides a continuation of study of pharmacological principles and practices through in-depth application of principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Designed to expand the nursing student's knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics, which includes the cellular response level, for the clinical application within the context of the nursing process and prioritization of needs for patients across the lifespan. Selected drug classifications of pharmacological agents are examined and applied through case study application and analysis providing opportunity for development of the nursing competencies of clinical judgement, professional identity, use of evidence-based practice, and the facilitation of a spirit of inquiry.

NURS-165: Medical Surgical Nursing I Theory

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: successful completion of the first semester of the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS166 & NURS167 Assists students to integrate knowledge derived from the bio/psycho/social sciences, humanities, nursing and current literature to achieve safe, competent care of adult patients experiencing common alterations in body systems. Organized by the nursing process to achieve best practice outcomes in an acute care medical/surgical setting. Particular emphasis is placed on the concepts of holistic care, patient education, and discharge planning.

NURS-166: Medical Surgical Nursing I Laboratory

Units (Credits): 1.00
Successful completion of the first semester of the nursing program. Corequisites: NURS165 & NURS167 Prepares students to safely perform intermediate nursing skills (therapeutic procedures) that are encountered in the care of hospitalized adult patients with common alterations in body systems. Emphasizes the critical elements of nursing procedures and the scientific rationale for performing the procedures safely.

NURS-167: Medical Surgical Nursing I Clinical

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisites: successful completion of the first semester of the nursing program. Corequisites: NURS165 & NURS166 Provides opportunities for students to utilize knowledge from the bio/psycho/social sciences, humanities, nursing and current literature to provide safe, competent care of adult patients experiencing common alterations in body systems. Organized by the nursing process to achieve best practice outcomes in a medical/surgical setting. Particular emphasis is placed on concepts of holistic care, holistic care, patient education.

NURS-261: Nursing Care of The Family From Conception Through Adolescence (Theory)

Units (Credits): 2.00 - 4.00
Prerequisite: successful completion of the first year of the nursing program. Corequsitie: NURS 262 Focuses on basic concepts of nursing associated with care of the family experiencing pregnancy, birth, and the care of children. Incorporates knowledge of normal patterns of growth and development, health promotion, and disease prevention strategies. Students analyze care of patients with common health disruptions while continuing to develop the competencies of nursing judgement, use of evidenced-based practice, application of principles associated with professional identify, and the nurturing of a spirit of inquiry within the organizing framework of the nursing process.

NURS-262: Nursing Care of Family from Conception Through Adolescence (Lab/Clinical)

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Prerequisite: successful completion of the first year of the nursing program. Corequisite: NURS 261 Focuses on the application of concepts addressed NURS 261. Students provide basic care to families experiencing pregnancy, birth, and the care of children from the neonatal stage through adolescence. Provides active, hands-on learning in the laboratory and clinical setting, under the direct supervision of nursing faculty and competent clinical preceptors,to students caring for maternal, newborn, and pediatric patients. The nursing process, QSEN Safety Standards, and the principles of human flourishing, nursing judgement, professional identity, and the spirit of inquiry, will provide the framework for student activities.

NURS-270: Advanced Clinical Nursing I Theory

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: successful completion of the first year of the nursing program. ; Corequisites: NURS271 Offers clinical theory organized around the nursing process and its application to patient needs. Requires students to apply the principles of providing a safe care environment, while addressing health promotion and health maintenance needs for persons experiencing complex/acute alterations in health. Students will also apply concepts of community care, case management, health teaching and discharge planning.

NURS-271: Advanced Clinical Nursing I Clinical

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisites: successful completion of the first year of the nursing program. Corequisites: NURS270 Requires students to use the nursing process to identify and prioritize health care needs in the provision of care for patients experiencing complex/acute alterations in health. Expands upon previous clinical learning to include the teaching/learning process and administration of intravenous fluids and medications in the acute care setting.

NURS-276: Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing II Theory

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: successful completion of the third semester of the nursing program. ; Corequisites: NURS277 Assists students to gain knowledge of nursing care for the patient experiencing primary threats to physiological integrity due to complex multisystem disruption in cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, integumentary, elimination, and digestive systems. Students apply the nursing process to address needs in the psycho/social/cultural and spiritual domains which emerge when there are primary threats to physiological integrity. Related legal, ethical, teaching/learning and communication/documentation issues are also explored.

NURS-277: Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical

Units (Credits): 2.50
Prerequisites: successful completion of the third semester of the nursing program. ; Corequisites: NURS276 Requires students to apply knowledge and skills to the care of adult patients in a simulated laboratory and acute care environments experiencing needs resulting from complex multisystem disruptions. Students apply the nursing process and utilize information literacy skills to achieve deliberative and competent decision-making that is grounded in evidence based practice to achieve best practice outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on prioritization of care through collaboration with other members of the health care team, patients and their families.

NURS-284: Role of the Adn Manager of Care

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisites: successful completion of the third semester of the nursing program. Utilizes a capstone laboratory/clinical to facilitate the role transition from student to graduate nurse. Students integrate knowledge derived from the bio/psycho/social sciences, humanities and nursing to achieve best practice outcomes for multiple patients and their significant others in the acute care setting. Students apply advanced concepts of leadership and management while functioning in the legal, ethical and regulatory structures of the profession of nursing. In the clinical setting students will establish a therapeutic environment to meet the needs of multiple patients and their significant others by demonstrating the ability to meet the nursing program educational outcomes.

NURS-285: Special Topics: Nursing

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00


Nutrition (NUTR)

Liberal Arts Division

NUTR-121: Human Nutrition

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: None. Recommend: MATH120, MATH126 or higher Offers a beginning course in the principles of human nutrition including a study of each of the major nutrients and how they relate to good health and a well balanced diet. Includes four laboratory experiences.

NUTR-205: Sports Nutrition: Exercise and Performance

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: NUTR 121 Introduces the basic elements of sports nutrition. Presents the scientific basis of the roles played by carbohydrate, fat, protein, water, and key vitamins and minerals as they relate to physical exercise. Presents information on diets during training, timing and composition of pre- and post-competition meals, the use of supplement ergogenic aids. Provides practical evidence based information for the athlete and individuals of all ages wishing to emphasize the role of diet and exercise in promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.

NUTR-223: Principles of Nutrition

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: BIOL 190 and 190L with a grade of C or better or CHEM 121 with a grade of C or better Studies nutrient functions and basis for nutrient requirements at the cellular level. Three hours lecture.


Occupational Safety/Health (OSH)

Career & Technical Education Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Power Equipment Technician (PET)

Career & Technical Education Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Recreation & Physical Ed (PEX)

Career & Technical Education Division

PEX-105: Scuba

Units (Credits): 1.00
Features PADI Open Water Dive and teaches foundational knowledge and skills needed to dive with a buddy, independent of supervision. Open Water Divers are qualified to obtain air fills, equipment, and services, and may plan, conduct, and log no stop dives in conditions with which they have training and experience.

PEX-107: Swimming

Units (Credits): 1.00
Covers water safety, floating, the backstroke, Austrian crawl and other strokes. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

PEX-112: Baseball

Units (Credits): 1.00
Focuses on advanced baseball skill development, competition techniques and strategy for highly skilled, first year participants in competitive baseball. May be repeated for up to six credits

PEX-117: Golf

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Cover fundamentals of golf.

PEX-122: Raquetball

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Covers the fundamentals of racquetball.

PEX-125: Softball

Units (Credits): 1.00
Focuses on advanced softball skill development, competition techniques and strategy for highly skilled participants in competitive softball. May be repeated for up to six credits.

PEX-127: Tennis

Units (Credits): 2.00
Introduces the basic rules, techniques, fundamentals, and strategies concerned with the game of tennis. Intermediate and advanced levels perfect and build upon the skills taught in the beginning level. May be offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.

PEX-130: Backpacking

Units (Credits): 1.00
Covers the fundamentals of backpacking. Safety skills will also be discussed.

PEX-136: Snow Boarding

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: intermediate snowboarding ability Teaches skidded turn with good speed and control on green and blue terrain. Consists of a combination of on-the-snow classes at an established ski area and classroom instruction at the college. Students will be assigned to small groups based on their present snowboarding ability. Any additional on-snow instruction will be by certified instructors employed by the ski area.

PEX-139: Wilderness Skills

Units (Credits): 1.00
Provides basic survival information. May include field trips to allow students hands-on experience in the field.

PEX-142: Judo

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Provides students with the basic elements of the martial arts of Jujitsu and Judo, to enable them to gain greater control of their bodies and their emotions. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

PEX-143: Karate

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Covers the basic history, philosophy and origins of Karate systems. Students are provided with demonstrations of the basic moves and are allowed to practice the moves with feedback. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

PEX-148: Tai Chi

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Familiarizes students with the forms, sequence and movements of Tai Chi. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

PEX-151: Bicycling

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Covers the fundamentals of bicycling.

PEX-154: Dance

Units (Credits): 1.00
Explores dance positions, leading and following, and proper usage of rhythm. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level. May be repeated for up to four credits.

PEX-159: Horsemanship

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Helps students understand the principles of dressage and show jumping and to improve their skills in both sports. may be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

PEX-169: Yoga

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Covers asana postures with emphasis on alignment and working with modifications for students who have injuries and need to adjust their postures. Breathing, meditation, and chanting incorporated. Presents the benefits, history and different styles and types of yoga.

PEX-170: Aerobics

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 4.00
Engages students in cardiovascular activity for sustained time periods through a low impact, high intensity format. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

PEX-172: Body Contouring & Conditioning

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Seeks to enhance physical activity to improve overall health and quality of life. Students will learn knowledge of muscle groups, target heart rate, and the potential benefits of regular exercise which includes improved cardiovascular endurance, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and improved body contour. Students will participate in aerobic activities, calisthenics, and sculpting-isometric exercise, sports, conditioning, and flexibility training.

PEX-176: General Physical Fitness

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Covers general physical fitness.

PEX-180: Strength Training

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Introduces resistance training and proper lifting techniques to strength (weight)training students. Safety rules, proper use of equipment and concepts of lifting will be emphasized.

PEX-183: Weight Training

Units (Credits): 0.50 - 3.00
Introduces students to weight training principles.

PEX-184: Conditioning, Intercollegiate Athletics

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: consent of instructor Teaches the fundamentals of general and sports specific conditioning. All aspects of physical and psychological development are incorporated in this class. Strength, power, speed, acceleration, muscular hypertrophy and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, motor skills and agility drills are taught and practiced. The class will include general physical preparation sport fitness, plyometrics, agility drills and sports specific conditioning. The students will learn about the principle of year-round conditioning, including conditioning appropriate to the off-season, preparatory period, pre-competition period and competition period.

PEX-193: Intercollegiate Soccer

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisites: must be a member of the WNC soccer team Participation on the intercollegiate soccer team. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

PEX-199: Special Topics

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Offers special topics which vary across semesters. A maximum of six credits may be applied towards a WNC degree.


Philosophy (PHIL)

Liberal Arts Division

PHIL-101: Introduction to Philosophy

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies basic problems in different areas of philosophy such as ethics, political theory, metaphysics, and epistemology.

PHIL-102: Critical Thinking & Reasoning

Units (Credits): 3.00
Covers nonsymbolic introduction to logical thinking in everyday life, law, politics, science, advertising; common fallacies; and the uses of language, including techniques of persuasion.

PHIL-114: Introduction to Logic

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces symbolic logic. Studies the principles of correct reasoning, using the symbolic techniques of propositional calculus and basic quantifier calculus.

PHIL-135: Introduction to Ethics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides an introduction to representative classical ethical theories.

PHIL-145: Religion in American Life

Units (Credits): 3.00

PHIL-200: Judeo-Christian Tradition

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies the major religious philosophic beliefs found in the Old and New Testaments along with the way these concepts were modified in post-biblical cosmology.

PHIL-203: Introduction to Existentialism

Units (Credits): 3.00
Reviews readings from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Sarte, Heidegger. An examination of the existentialist concepts: "being" and "nonbeing," "estrangement," "dread," "anxiety" and "freedom."

PHIL-204: Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy

Units (Credits): 3.00
Reviews the late 19th century movements as basis for the study of 20th century developments in thought from Nietzsche through existentialism, neopositivism, and American naturalism.

PHIL-207: Introduction to Political Philosophy

Units (Credits): 3.00
Provides readings and discussion of theories concerning the nature of society and political structure from classical and contemporary philosophers.

PHIL-210: World Religions

Units (Credits): 3.00
Examines the main moral and religious views of world religions.

PHIL-224: Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies philosophical problems and implications of historical and contemporary scientific inquiry, e.g. the nature of laws, theories, explanations, scientific revolutions, values, relations of science and society.

PHIL-299: Special Topics: Philosophy

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00

Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Physics (PHYS)

Liberal Arts Division

PHYS-100: Introductory Physics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH120,MATH126 or higher Introduces students to a broad range of concepts in physics from basic classical mechanics to modern physics. Students will conduct at least four experiments with many demonstrations performed throughout the course.

PHYS-151: General Physics I

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: MATH126 & MATH127,MATH128 or equivalent Provides a course in physics for students in arts and science, medicine and dentistry, and agriculture. Emphasis is on mechanics, heat, and sound.

PHYS-152: General Physics II

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: PHYS151 Emphasizes light, electricity, magnetism and nuclear physics.

PHYS-180: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Corequisite: PHYS 180L Explores vectors, rectilinear motion, particle dynamics, work and energy, momentum, rotational mechanics, oscillations, gravitation, fluids, wave properties and sound. Students must co-enroll in both lecture and lab to receive credit.

PHYS-180L: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: MATH181 ; Corequisites: PHYS180 Explores vectors, rectilinear motion, particle dynamics, work and energy, momentum, rotational mechanics, oscillations, gravitation, fluids, wave properties and sound. Students must co-enroll in both lecture and lab to receive credit.

PHYS-181: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Corequisite: PHYS 181L Explores electric fields, potential, current, dielectrics, circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetic oscillations, thermodynamics and kinetic theory of gases. Students must co-enroll in both lecture and lab to receive credit.

PHYS-181L: Physics for Science and Engineers Lab II

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: MATH182 & PHYS180 ; Corequisites: PHYS181 Explores electric fields, potential, current, dielectrics, circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetic oscillations, thermodynamics and kinetic theory of gases. Students must co-enroll in both lecture and lab to receive credit.

PHYS-182: Physics for Scientists and Engineers III

Units (Credits): 3.00
Corequisite: PHYS 182L Explores light, optical systems, relativity, wave aspects of particles, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, semiconductors, radioactivity, nuclear physics and particles. Students must co-enroll in both lecture and lab to receive credit.

PHYS-182L: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab III

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisites: MATH182 & PHYS181; Corequisites: PHYS182 Explores light, optical systems, relativity, wave aspects of particles, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, semiconductors, radioactivity, nuclear physics and particles. Students must co-enroll in both lecture and lab to receive credit.

PHYS-293: Directed Study

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisites: PHYS151 or PHYS180 Provides individual study conducted under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for up to six credits.


Political Science (PSC)

Liberal Arts Division

PSC-100: Nevada Constitution

Units (Credits): 1.00
Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Introduces the political history of Nevada through an examination of the Nevada Constitution. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.

PSC-101: Introduction to American Politics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Studies American government and the discipline of political science; surveys participation, pursuit and use of power, constitution formation and contemporary political issues. Satisfies United States and Nevada Constitution requirements.

PSC-103: Principles of American Constitutional Government

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies constitutions of U.S. and Nevada with specific attention to various principles and current problems of government. Satisfies United States and Nevada Constitution requirements.

PSC-208: Survey of State & Local Government

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Surveys the the organization, working principles and functional processes of state and local governments in the United States, including Nevada. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.

PSC-210: American Public Policy

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: None. Recommended prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101, or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Explores an analysis of the interplay of forces involved in policy-making at all levels of American government. Studies the impact of policy on individuals and institutions.

PSC-211: Introduction to Comparative Politics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or ability to enroll in ENG 101. Provides an analysis of similarities and differences in the governing processes of different societies.

PSC-231: Introduction to International Relations

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101. Explores policy making institutions, foreign policies and politics of various nations.


Psychology (PSY)

Liberal Arts Division

PSY-101: General Psychology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the field of psychology. Covers major principles and their application to the study of human behavior.

PSY-102: Psychology of Personal/Social Adjustment

Units (Credits): 2.00 - 3.00
Focuses on understanding and applying psychological principles and theories to personal development and human relationships.

PSY-120: The Psychology of Human Performance

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: PSY101 or consent of instructor Surveys the psychology of human performance. Explores the psychological, emotional, and strategic dimensions of human performance. Emphasis will be to provide students with a comprehensive background that they can apply to their own performance areas.

PSY-130: Human Sexuality

Units (Credits): 3.00
Covers major topics in human sexuality such as gender, sexual anatomy, sexually-transmitted diseases, sexual response and disorders, sexual orientation, sexual coercion, and commercial sex.

PSY-210: Introduction to Statistical Methods

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 4.00
Prerequisites: PSY101,SOC101 & MATH096 or consent of instructor Develops an understanding of statistical methods and training in the useful presentation and interpretation of behavioral science data, including elementary computer use. Same as SOC 210.

PSY-220: Principles of Educational Psychology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: PSY101 or consent of instructor Introduces the application of psychology principles of learning and cognitive development.

PSY-230: Intro to Personality Psychology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces students to personality testing and the major approaches to the study of personality, including the influence of heredity, learning, the unconscious, etc.

PSY-233: Child Psychology

Units (Credits): 2.00 - 3.00
Prerequisites: PSY101 or consent of instructor Explains the growth and development of children from conception through early adolescence.

PSY-234: Psychology of Adolescence

Units (Credits): 2.00 - 3.00
Prerequisites: PSY101 or consent of instructor Examines psychological development during adolescence with emphasis on special problems in American society: drug abuse, pregnancy, and familial problems.

PSY-240: Introduction to Research Methods

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: PSY101 or consent of instructor Introduces how hypotheses are objectively tested in the social sciences, including research design, data collection, and interpretation of results.

PSY-241: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: PSY101 or consent of instructor Covers causes, symptoms, and treatments of major psychological disorders, including anxiety, dissociative, mood, somatoform, eating, schizophrenia and substance-related disorders.

PSY-261: Introduction to Social Psychology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: PSY101,SOC101 or consent of instructor Examines how the presence of others influences thoughts and behavior, including research on close relationships, persuasion, stereotyping, aggression, and group dynamics.

PSY-275: Undergraduate Research

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: PSY101 & PSY210&PSY240 Requires independent or collaborative research.

PSY-299: Special Topics

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Explores special topics which vary across semesters. A maximum of three credits may be applied towards a WNC degree.


Real Estate (RE)

Career & Technical Education Division

RE-101: Real Estate Principles I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prepares students for careers in the real estate profession. Includes law of agency, listing agreements, encumbrances, legal descriptions, taxes, contracts and escrow. This course, along with RE 103, satisfies requirements of the Real Estate Division and Commission for taking the salesperson exam.

RE-103: Real Estate Principles II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: RE101 Provides in-depth study of the real estate profession including Nevada real estate laws. Covers rules and regulations pertaining to NRS 645 and NRS 119, along with listing procedures, contracts, closing statements and office procedures.


Reading (READ)

Liberal Arts Division

READ-135: College Reading Strategies

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: READ093 with a C or better, reading placement exam, or consent of instructor Helps the average reader improve reading efficiency through practice with advanced comprehension skills. Reading rate is thereby improved indirectly. Students with heavy academic or on-the-job reading will benefit. Attention is also given to expanding reading vocabularies.

READ-95: Reading and Improvement

Units (Credits): 3.00
Improves fundamental reading skills, including word-attack skills, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, fluency, and interpretation.


Russian (RUS)

Liberal Arts Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Senior Computing (SENR)

Career & Technical Education Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Sociology (SOC)

Liberal Arts Division

SOC-101: Principles of Sociology

Units (Credits): 3.00
Explains sociological principles underlying the development, structure, and function of culture, society, human groups, personality formation and social change.

SOC-102: Contemporary Social Issues

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: SOC101 or consent of instructor Acquaints students with selected social problems, their causes and possible solutions.


Spanish (SPAN)

Liberal Arts Division

SPAN-101: Spanish, Conversational I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Emphasizes spoken communication. Listening skills, reading and writing skills will be explored. A vocabulary of Spanish-English words can be developed to suit student needs. As students progress through this four-semester sequence they will build increasing fluency in the speaking, reading and writing of Spanish.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

SPAN-102: Conversational Spanish II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: SPAN101B or consent of instructor Offers a second semester of Conversational Spanish designed to continue and improve the skills learned in the first semester.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

SPAN-103: Conversational Spanish III

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: SPAN102B or consent of instructor Further develops skills learned in previous semesters.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

SPAN-111: First Year Spanish I

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 4.00
Develops language skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing and structural analysis. Includes an introduction to Spanish culture.

SPAN-112: First Year Spanish II

Units (Credits): 3.00 - 4.00
Prerequisites: SPAN111 or equivalent or consent of instructor Develops language skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing; and structural analysis.

SPAN-211: Second Year Spanish I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: SPAN112 or equivalent Considers structural review, conversation and writing, and readings in modern literature.

SPAN-212: Second Year Spanish II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: SPAN211 Continues structural review, conversation and writing, and readings in modern literature.

SPAN-226: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: None; students should have some bilingual communications skills. Designed for native Spanish speaking students who want to improve their literacy in the language. Students will study and practice basic Spanish grammar for improving and developing written and oral communications and reading skills while exploring some of the most interesting and important aspects of their own history and culture.

SPAN-227: Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: SPAN 226 or instructor consent; students should have some bilingual communications skills; Continuation of SPAN 226, designed for native Spanish speaking students who want to improve their literacy in the language. Students will study and practice Spanish grammar for improving and developing written and oral communication and reading skills while exploring some of the most interesting and important aspects of their own history and culture.


Surgical Technology (SRGT)

Nursing and Allied Health Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.


Statistics (STAT)

Liberal Arts Division

STAT-152: Introduction to Statistics

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: MATH126,MATH128 or consent of instructor Introduces statistics, probability models, statistical estimation and hypothesis testing, linear regression analysis, and special topics.


Surveying (SUR)

Career & Technical Education Division

SUR-119: Construction Surveying

Units (Credits): 2.00 - 4.00
Prerequisites: CONS108 or consent of instructor Presents care and use of surveying equipment. Profile elevation and closed traverse projects will provide hands-on experience. Construction staking will be explained in detail.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

SUR-161: Elementary Surveying

Units (Credits): 4.00
Prerequisites: MATH127 or higher Offers a beginning course designed to introduce students to modern techniques in land surveying.


Social Work (SW)

Liberal Arts Division

SW-101: Introduction to Social Work

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the profession of social work within a historical context. Emphasis on values, human diversity, analysis of social problem solving and fields of practice.

SW-230: Crisis Intervention

Units (Credits): 3.00
Analyzes types of crisis theory, effects of crisis on the individual, family and community. Looks at methods and resources for crisis intervention.

SW-250: Social Welfare History and Policy

Units (Credits): 3.00
Explores the historical development of the social work profession and current policies governing the social service delivery system within the United States. Presents social policy as a social construction influenced by a range of ideologies and interests. Special attention is paid to social welfare policy and programs relevant to the practice of social work, including poverty, child and family well-being, mental and physical disability, health, and racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities. Includes a focus on the role of policy in creating, maintaining or eradicating social inequities.

SW-310: HBSE I Structural Factors and Macro Systems

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: SW 101 and SW 250 First course in a two course sequence that promotes a multidimensional understanding of human functioning and behavior across systems and the life course. Specifically examines human behavior manifested in larger systems as well as the reciprocal relationship between individual functioning and social institutions. Orients students to social work perspectives that view human behavior as being influenced and impinged upon by environmental forces. Advances student's ability to critically examine the role of power, privilege and oppression in shaping life experiences.

SW-311: HBSE II: Micro and Mezzo Systems

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: SW 310 Second course in two-course sequence that promotes a multidimensional understanding of human functioning and behavior across systems and the life course. Specifically examines human behavior and functioning among individuals and families. Emphasizes an evidence-informed approach to assessing human functioning. Advances student ability to critically apply a range of theories and research to better understand and assess human behavior and development.

SW-321: Basics of Professional Communication

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisite: SW 101 and 250. Focuses on the development of basis communication and observational skills needed for subsequent social work methods courses. Addresses communications topics including: active listening, questioning, empathetic responding, paraphrasing, summarizing, persuasive writing, and nov-verbal communication. Emphasizes developing observation and communication skills that capture events in ways that are descriptive, accurate, and unbiased. Stresses the importance of nonjudgmental and unbiased communication and rapport. Examines the roles of power differentials, gender, culture, class, context, and ethnicity/race on professional communication.


Theater Arts (THTR)

Liberal Arts Division

THTR-100: Introduction to Theater

Units (Credits): 3.00
Studies plays of the classic and modern periods, of genres such as tragedy, comedy, farce, and melodrama, and of the art and craft of theatre.

THTR-105: Introduction to Acting I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Examines fundamentals of stage acting with special emphasis on improvisation. Introduces the principles that govern the performing environment. Speech and vocal skills as well as theatrical movement will be stressed. Emphasis is on the preparation aspect of acting rather than on performance.

THTR-116: Musical Theatre Dance

Units (Credits): 1.00
Introduces beginning techniques of tap dance.

THTR-121: Make-Up for the Actor

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Acquaints the student with the beginning principles of makeup and progresses to character makeup.

THTR-176: Musical Theatre Workshop I

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 8.00
Features performance of musical theatre productions. May be repeated to a maximum of eight credits. Same as MUS 176.

THTR-180: Cinema as Art & Communication

Units (Credits): 3.00
Surveys cinema in its diverse forms. Course uses films to show historical and stylistic influences on the aesthetic values and social implications of cinema.

THTR-198: Special Topics in Theater

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Focuses in depth on a special topic in theater.

THTR-204: Theatre Technology I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the backstage world of the theatre by the study of lighting and sound systems and of technical stage riggings. Students will gain practical experience by serving as the crew for a college theatrical production.

THTR-205: Introduction to Acting II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Continues acting principles presented in Introduction to Acting I with an emphasis on the classics.

THTR-209: Theatre Practicum

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Offers practical experience in stage productions.

THTR-219: Projects in Technical Theater

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 3.00
Offers an in-depth study of some technical aspect of theater. Through practical application students can explore lighting, set art, set construction, sound, set design or rigging.

THTR-240: Acting for the Camera

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces the concept and practice of performing on camera and working with directors. Performance and discussion of scenes from television, film, and commercials. Discussion of the business of the entertainment industry.

THTR-247: Beginning Improvisation

Units (Credits): 3.00
Explores basic theatrical improvisation for general students. Focuses on spontaneity, flexibility, and structure. Variety of theatrical styles and improvisational techniques explored.

THTR-258: Theatre Experience and Travel

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 2.00
Field study class in which students travel to an arranged destination for the purpose of play viewing, play study and possible workshop attendance.

THTR-276: Musical Theatre Workshop II

Units (Credits): 2.00 - 3.00
Prerequisites: MUS176,THTR176 Continues skills learned in THTR 176 or MUS 176. Offers a workshop in the techniques of musical theatre. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits. Same as MUS 176.


Welding (WELD)

Career & Technical Education Division

WELD-211: Welding I

Units (Credits): 3.00
Introduces welding which includes welding safety, environmental awareness, oxy-acetylene welding, cutting, and brazing as well as shielded metal-arc.

WELD-212: Welding I Practice

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisites: WELD211 Develops the student's manual skills necessary to produce high quality gas welds and flame cuts. The student learns to set up the equipment for all phases of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting. The shielded metal-arc welding section develops entry level skills for welders. This course specifically develops basic shielded metal arc welding skills such as striking the arc, maintaining proper arc length, adjusting equipment and manipulating the electrode.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

WELD-221: Welding II

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: WELD211 or consent of instructor Continues MTL 212 with emphasis on developing welding skills for SMAW, GMAW, GTAW production in overhead, flat, horizontal, and vertical positions.

WELD-222: Welding II Practice

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisites: WELD221 Continues MTL 212 with emphasis on developing welding skills for SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW production in overhead, flat, horizontal, and vertical positions.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

WELD-224: Welding Projects

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 6.00
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor Offers welding student additional supervised lab hours. Students will perfect their skills through an approved project or work toward an A.W.S. Code preparation. May be repeated to a maximum of six units.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

WELD-231: Welding III

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: WELD221 Includes theory and practice in gas metal-arc welding and gas tungsten-arc welding.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

WELD-232: Welding III Practice

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisites: WELD222B Focuses on GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW which will train the student to perform production and certification performance welding on ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

WELD-241: Welding IV

Units (Credits): 3.00
Prerequisites: WELD231B Covers shielded metal-arc welding of pipe, flux core arc welding of pipe and introduction to A.P.I., A.S.M.E., and A.W.S. code certification. Welding of pipe provides training to develop welding skills necessary to produce high quality multipass welds on 6-inch schedule, 80 mild steel pipe in the 6 G positions, using advanced welding processes.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

WELD-242: Welding IV Practice

Units (Credits): 2.00
Prerequisites: WELD241B & WELD232B Introduces fundamental pipe welding techniques and develops basic skills for the service and transmission fields in the shielded metal-arc section. Trains welders for work in either the pressure pipe industry or transmission pipeline work using the micro-wire weld.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

WELD-250: Welding Certification Preparation

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 12.00
Prerequisites: consent of instructor Introduces the student to the many certifications available by meeting the standards of the American Welding Society codes. Also, it includes instruction on code certification required by the American Petroleum Institute and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. May be repeated for up to 12 units.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.

WELD-290: Internship in Welding

Units (Credits): 1.00 - 8.00
Prerequisites: consent of instructor Provides the student with on-the-job, supervised and educationally directed work experience.
Note: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree. Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees.


Woodworking General (WOOD)

Career & Technical Education Division

There are no active courses offered for this discipline.