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Academics
   
2016-2017 College Catalog
Three Rivers Community College
   
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

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* Indicates common course numbering across Connecticut Community Colleges.

∞ Appropriate placement through multiple-measures assessment process.

 

Computer-Aided Drafting

  
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    CAD* K106 - Computer-Aided Drafting


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Corequisite: CAD* K107 .
    This course exposes the student to the current means of generating graphic images with computers. Topics cov­ered include CAD* overview, computer terminology, hardware descriptions and requirements, file manipulation and man­agement, 2D and 3D geometric construc­tion, symbol library creation, dimension­ing, scaling, sectioning, plotting, detail, and assembly drawings.
  
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    CAD* K107 - Computer-Aided Drafting Lab


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: CAD* K106 .
    This laboratory utilizes software in an IBM-PC environment. Topics given in the lecture will be learned through solving application problems on the computer.
  
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    CAD* K111 - Cad Latest Version Update °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: CAD* K106 /CAD* K107 .
    This course is designed to update Auto­CAD skills and is for those who are familiar with the basic AutoCAD program. Topics addressed will be the new commands within the latest release. A series of draw­ing assignments designed to explore the new concepts will be completed. General topics will include the graphic screen layout including any new features and how they are used.
  
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    CAD* K124 - Computer-Aided Drafting - Electrical


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Corequisite: CAD* K125 .
    The student will learn the techniques of printed circuit board layout and design. Topics will include conductor spacing, conductor thickness and width, device architecture, and electrical noise con­siderations. A discussion of the features of popular PC board programs will be included.
  
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    CAD* K125 - Computer-Aided Drafting - Electrical Lab


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: CAD* K124 .
    Students will learn how to use CAD software to develop electronic symbol libraries and create schematic diagrams Other computer programs will be used to generate lists, lay out components, and perform routing.
  
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    CAD* K130 - Computer-Aided Drafting - Industrial °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: CAD* K106 /CAD* K107  and the latest CAD release working knowledge.
    Corequisite: CAD* K131 .
    This course allows students to continue to learn and practice industrial drafting concepts using a CAD system. Typical industrial topics such as threads, gears, cams, piping systems, structural, welding, jigs, fixtures, and assembly are given as problems for the student to solve.
  
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    CAD* K131 - Computer-Aided Drafting - Industrial Lab °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CAD* K106 /CAD* K107  and the latest CAD release working knowledge.
    Corequisite: CAD* K130 .
    There is a CAD station for each student to use to solve the application problems given. Typical problems will be preparing drawings utilizing the topics in lecture.
  
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    CAD* K202 - Cad - Advanced Topics °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: CAD* K106 /CAD* K107  and latest CAD release working knowledge.
    Corequisite: CAD* K203 .
    This course is designed to expose the student to advanced CAD techniques.Typical topics will include three dimensional drawing, solid modeling, rendering, and customizing AutoCAD.
  
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    CAD* K203 - Cad - Advanced Topics Lab °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CAD* K106 /CAD* K107  and latest CAD release working knowledge.
    Corequisite: CAD* K202 .
    This course covers drawing assignments that will include topics involved with applications revolving around three dimensional solids modeling.
  
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    CAD* K214 - Cad - Construction °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: CAD* K106 /CAD* K107  and latest CAD release working knowledge.
    Corequisite: CAD* K215 .
    Students continue to learn and practice construction drafting concepts using a CAD system. Students will solve graphic problems typical to construction topics such as plan and elevation views, structuraland concrete detailing, construction section-details, topography and site plan­ning, and schedules including structural members, finish, doors and windows. Creating and using symbol libraries will be introduced.
  
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    CAD* K215 - Cad - Construction Lab °


    2 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: CAD* K106 /CAD* K107  and latest CAD release working knowledge.
    Corequisite: CAD* K214 .
    Students will be assigned graphic prob­lems typical to construction topics based on the lecture.
  
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    CAD* K239 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CAD* K106 /CAD* K107  and latest CAD release working knowledge.
    This course will introduce the concepts of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance with respect to design and inspection considerations. The entire content will be based upon the ASME Y14.5M- 1994 standards. The concepts of proper dimen­sioning and tolerance methods with clear distinct outcomes will be defined. The use of computer aided drafting will aid in the delivery of the GDT concepts. This course is equivalent to MFG* K239 .
  
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    CAD* K250 - Cad 3-D Parametric Modeling °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: CAD* K106 /CAD* K107  and latest CAD release working knowledge.
    Corequisite: CAD* K251 .
    This course will introduce the student to the concepts of a 3-D parametric model­ing program. Lecture topics will include 3-D concepts, designer fundamentals, constraints, display parameters and the formulation of 3-D assembly drawings.
  
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    CAD* K251 - Cad 3-D Parametric Modeling Lab °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CAD* K106 /CAD* K107  and latest CAD release working knowledge.
    Corequisite: CAD* K250 .
    Students will learn the techniques of developing a drawing in 3-D from the beginning facets of geometry development. The drawing assignments will include practical real world applications. Students will be developing visual skills necessary to design complex structures. The major emphasis of lab assignments will be 3-D assemblies.

Chemistry

  
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    CHE* K101 - Introduction to Chemistry °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course surveys the important chemical theories and applications. The topics covered will include metric units and measurements of matter, the atomic structure of matter, chemical bonding and energy changes, chemical formulas and the naming ionic compounds, chemical equations and stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions and very basic organic and biochemistry concepts. This course does not meet the chemistry prerequisite required for BIO* K211  or BIO* K235 . The course is not open to students who have passed CHE* K111  or higher with a “C” grade or better.
  
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    CHE* K111 - Concepts of Chemistry °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S  with a “C” grade or better (or permission of the instructor on math requirement).
    This course offers a brief and compre­hensive survey of important chemical theories and some of the applications of chemistry. Topics covered will include measurements in chemistry, atomic struc­tures and chemical bonding, chemical reactions, states of matter, stoichiometry, theories of solution, and basic organic and biochemical concepts. Course Design: CHE* K111 is meant for students with little or no background in chemistry who need the course in preparation for General Chemistry, or for students who need to meet a pre-admission requirement for nursing or other allied health programs, or those who need a lab science course.
  
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    CHE* K121 - General Chemistry I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; MAT* K172  and high school chemistry or CHE* K111  all passed with a “C” grade or better; or permission of the instructor or department chairperson.
    Corequisite: MAT* K186 .
    In this course, students will study the fundamental principles, theories, and laws of chemistry. Topics include atomictheory and the structure of the atom, the aggregated states of matter, kinetic molecular theory, chemical bonding, stoichiometry and periodicity, solutions, and colloids. Three- hour lecture; one three-hour laboratory period.
  
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    CHE* K122 - General Chemistry II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CHE* K121  with a “C” or better; MAT* K186  with “C” grade or better.
    This course includes further study of the principles, theories, and laws of chemistry. Topics include thermo-chemistry, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, oxidation reduc­tion and electro-chemistry, introduction to organic and nuclear chemistry, and the chemistry of the elements and their compounds. Three-hour lecture; one three-hour laboratory period. CHE* K121 - General Chemistry I °  and II are ordinarily both taken for transfer credit.
  
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    CHE* K210 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S  or higher; CHE* K111  or CHE* K121  & CHE* K122 , all courses passed with a “C” grade or better.
    This course is a one semester introduc­tion to organic chemistry designed for students that need a general knowledge of organic compounds in science and technology fields. Both theoretical and practical applications of carbon compounds will be studied. Topics include nomenclature; functional group of reaction mechanisms; the major groups of hydrocarbons and their derivatives; car­bohydrates; lipids; proteins; nucleic acids; and modern laboratory techniques. (This course is not recommended for science and technology programs requiring two semesters of Organic Chemistry.)
  
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    CHE* K211 - Organic Chem I


    4.5 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CHE* K121  and CHE* K122 , courses passed with a “C” grade or better.
    This course is a comprehensive study of organic compounds. Topics covered will include bonding, formulation and molecular shapes of organic molecules, reaction mechanisms, and nomenclature. Reactions of alkanes, cyclolkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and aromatic hydrocarbons will be presented. The laboratory exercises will be integrated with the theory through preparations and reactions. Three-hour lecture; one three-hour lab period each week.
  
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    CHE* K212 - Organic Chemistry II


    4.5 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CHE* K211  with a “C” grade or better.
    A continuation of CHE* K211  that covers organic compounds having key functional groups such as alcohols, organic halides, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, carboxylic acid derivatives, and amines. The classifications of compounds, classic named reactions and stereochemistry will be presented. Laboratory exercises will include preparation and reactions of alcohols, alky halides, ethers, esters, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and amines. Three-hour lecture; one three-hour lab each week.

Chinese

  
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    CHI* K111 - Chinese I


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Chinese I is the first of a two course sequence. It is designed to acquaint students with grammatical structures and vocabulary appropriate for beginning learners. Instruction focuses on development of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and cultural knowledge. This course will help students develop language skills in Chinese and will help them understand Chinese culture and society.
  
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    CHI* K112 - Chinese II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CHI* K111 .
    Chinese II is the second of a two course sequence. It is designed to provide students with the grammatical structures and vocabulary appropriate for the inter­mediate learners. Instruction continues to focus on the development of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and cultural knowledge. This course continues to help students develop language skills in Chinese and will help them under­stand Chinese culture and society.

Civil Engineering Technology

  
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    CIV* K101 - Introduction to Civil Engineering and Materials


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: MAT* K172  or permission of the program coordinator.
    This course will familiarize students to the field of civil engineering and engineering materials. The discussion of engineering materials past and present as well as the function of the civil engineer and how their role influenced history. Engineering materials such as aggregates, concrete, asphalt, steel, wood and other traditional as well as newer materials will be studied. Students will examine the physical prop­erties, the composition, and the many uses of engineering materials in our daily lives. Students will be introduced to the “greening” of civil engineering techniques and methodologies. Sustainable infra­structures as well as our landscapes will be explored. Students will learn about the important role that civil engineers play in our everyday lives and how civil engineers developed our infrastructure from the beginning of time to the present and beyond to meet the challenges of the future. Students will visit several sites throughout the semester and have guest speakers from agencies, private firms and industry.
  
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    CIV* K146 - Introduction to GIS


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Students will learn the basic principles of Geographic Information Systems and explore and evaluate the various data models and structures used in the input management, analysis and output of geographic data. Students will develop hands-on experience through use of a microcomputer based vector system (Ar­cView GIS), and examine how the nature and character of spatial data can be used in studies of natural and socio-economic environments.
  
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    CIV* K150 - Surveying I


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Corequisites: CIV* K151  and MAT* K172 .
    This course introduces the student to the proper use and care of surveying equipment used in making linear and angular measurements, including tapes, transits, theodolites, levels and total stations. This leads to the development of the basic principles of traversing as it relates to boundary surveying.
  
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    CIV* K151 - Surveying I Lab


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisites: CIV* K150  and MAT* K172 .
    This laboratory will familiarize the student with the proper use and care of the common instruments used by the surveying profession. The use of the equipment is then applied to a boundary traverse.
  
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    CIV* K200 - Soils °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: MAT* K186 .
    Corequisite: CIV* K201 .
    The principles of soil mechanics are identified as a basis for discussing and implementing the fundamentals and applications of geotechnical sub-surface exploration, analysis, and design. These include recognizing soil composition, texture, and classification; understanding permeability and seepage, consolidation, settlement, and shear strength; and applying concepts in lateral earth pressures, fundamentals of retaining structures, shallow and deep foundations, and slope stability.
  
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    CIV* K201 - Soils Lab °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K186 .
    Corequisite: CIV* K200 .
    Lab projects are conducted in order to study the physical, mechanical, and hydraulic properties of soils as a means to predict soil behavior and to apply practical solutions in the design of geotechnical structures. Students will perform tests and operations similar to industry testing techniques to determine grain size distribution, specific gravity, Atterberg limits, permeability, compaction, consolidation, direct shear and triaxial tests.
  
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    CIV* K203 - Hydraulics


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: MAT* K186 .
    This course will familiarize the student with the basic principles of hydraulics as related to the field of civil engineering. The understanding of basic fluid proper­ties and water movement is given. Detail work in hydrostatics, Bernoulli’s equation, pressure pipe systems, and uniform open channel flow is given.
  
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    CIV* K222 - Structural Design °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MEC* K114  
    The names and functions of various statically-determined structural steel and concrete members and systems are discussed and analyzed including footings, columns, beams, slabs, trusses, and connections. Students will practice solving designs for shear, bending moment and deflection through analytic methods according to current specifications using appropriate design techniques, manuals, and theory, and practice graphical detailing of designs according to current practice.
  
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    CIV* K229 - Construction Estimating °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Recommended some knowledge of the construction industry.
    This course examines the roles and responsibilities of a construction estima­tor. Using both traditional and industry standard digital methods, the course will cover the cost of labor, material, and equipment by unit and by square foot; the fundamentals and effects of sched­uling, including critical path, bar and gant charts; and the effect of the global economy on overall construction costs. This course is equivalent to CTC* K229 .
  
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    CIV* K236 - Hydrology and Stormwater Drainage


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Corequisite: CIV* K237 .
    Students will understand and analysis the hydrologic cycle as it pertains to civil engineering and site design and planning while engaging in the design of stormwater mitigation and management systems that implement computational methods and the use of best-practices and application software for rainfall and runoff.  Course outcomes are demonstrated through the design of a simulation project.
  
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    CIV* K237 - Hydrology and Stormwater Drainage Lab


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: CIV* K236 .
    Pending course description update.
  
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    CIV* K250 - Surveying II °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: CIV* K150  and CIV* K151 .
    Corequisite: CIV* K251 .
    Advancing the topics of Surveying I, students will expand their skills and mastery of surveying methods and equipment. Operations practiced include boundary surveying, project sequencing, construction layout, horizontal and vertical curve layout, computational geometrics, and GPS topics.
  
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    CIV* K251 - Surveying II Lab °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CIV* K150  and CIV* K151  
    Corequisite: CIV* K250 .
    In the Lab component to Surveying II, students advance their application skills using surveying instrumentation and equipment by conducting exercises that practice and reinforce the learning initiatives covered in lecture. Lab projects include map creation, boundary determination and project stakeout, land use analysis and using GIS resources, researching deeds and records, road plan and profiling, and geodesy calculations.
  
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    CIV* K295 - CO-OP Work Experience - Civil Engineering °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
    Corequisite: Student must have completed all freshman level technology courses and have a GPA of 2.50 or better.
    Students will work in industry gaining hands-on experience while applying academic knowledge acquired during their first year of classroom/laboratory college education. A specific project will be agreed upon by the co-op student, industry supervisor, and faculty advisor. A minimum of 225 documented industry contact hours must be devoted by the co-op student during the semester internship.
  
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    CIV* K296 - CO-OP Education Work Experience II - Civil Engineering


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CIV* K295  and permission of program coordinator.
    In this course, students will work in industry gaining enhanced hands-on experience while applying academic knowledge acquired during their first year of classroom/laboratory college education along with hands-on experience gained in their initial co-op experience. A specific project will be agreed upon by the co-op student, industry supervisor, and faculty advisor. A minimum of 225 documented industry contact hours must be devoted by the co-op student during the semester.

Criminal Justice

  
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    CJS* K100 - Perspectives of Criminal Justice °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K096  placement or completion of ESL* K063  with a C# grade or higher.
    Students will explore learning styles, develop college success strategies, en­gage in the practice of academic writing, reading and critical thinking within the context of the criminal justice system. This course satisfies the College’s First-Year Experience requirement.
  
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    CJS* K101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prequisite: ENG* K101  and ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course provides an overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. Students will be exposed to the system’s components: law enforcement, courts, and corrections from historical, theoretical, and philosophical perspec­tives. Students will have the opportunity to interact with criminal justice professionals and be challenged in both reading and writing
  
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    CJS* K103 - Introduction to Security


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course presents an introduction to the basic principles of security and loss prevention including, but not necessarily limited too, planning preparations and implementation. These principles are explained and discussed to ensure appreciation for and understanding each as well as correct appropriate application where and when indicated.
  
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    CJS* K172 - Introduction to Terrorism and Homeland Security °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prequisite: ENG* K101  and ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is a survey of domestic and international terrorism. Students will examine the history of terrorist organizations and the underlying social, political, religious and nationalistic conditions that gave rise to these organizations. The governmental responses in different countries to these organizations activities will also be reviewed.
  
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    CJS* K201 - Criminology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CJS* K101  or SOC* K101 .
    Corequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    This course investigates the relationship between crime and society. Emphasis is placed on understanding theoretical explanations of deviant behaviors from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Students will have the opportunity to use current technologies and practices in assessing crime and crime patterns. They will engage in quantitative reasoning and social science methodologies. Students will explore public policy development and implementation as it relates to crime prevention, control and quality of life issues.
  
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    CJS* K202 - Juvenile Delinquency °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CJS* K101  
    Corequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S . SOC* K101  recommended.
    This course presents an introduction to both the structure and process of juvenile justice and delinquency in the United States. The course will examine the changing philosophy and theoretical perspectives of juvenile justice and delinquency by presenting an overview of the social, psychological, and biological explanations of juvenile deviance.
  
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    CJS* K211 - Criminal Law I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CJS* K101 .
    Corequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    This course involves comprehensive study of sources, distinctions, and limitations relating to criminal law; the development of criminal law in the United States; the principles of criminal liability; various crimes and their elements; and the criteria considered in determining capacity and defenses. Connecticut Penal Code is used to relate Model Penal Code and Common Law materials specifically to Connecticut. Case studies and briefs are used to emphasize the acts, the mental state, and the attendant circumstances that are necessary ingredients in proving crimes.
  
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    CJS* K213 - Evidence & Criminal Procedure °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CJS* K101 .
    Corequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    This course explores the historical background, kinds of evidence, and the development of the rules of evidence. Considered are the hearsay rule and its major exceptions, burden of proof, judicial notice, and presumptions. Students will examine the roles of the judge, jury, and prosecuting attorney. Other areas of study will include the grand jury, prosecution by indictment as well as other court procedures.
  
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    CJS* K220 - Criminal Investigation °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CJS* K101 .
    Corequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    This course is designed to make the student aware of the fundamentals of criminal investigation. The student will learn correct procedures and conduct at the crime scene, how to preserve evidence, and chain of custody. Emphasis is on the responsibility of the first responder. Additionally, students will review documentation, preparation, and testimony in court.
  
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    CJS* K225 - Forensic Science °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CJS* K101 .
    Corequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    This course involves the examination of physical evidence including collecting, identifying, preserving: and transportation it. They will be exposed to the crime laboratory and its capabilities and limita­tions. Additionally, they will participate in field testing and learn the various purposes of kits and their function and design. Laboratory procedures will be demonstrated depending on existing and available facilities.
  
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    CJS* K230 - Security Management °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CJS* K103 .
    This course presents an introduction to the administration of a security depart­ment and a security program with specific emphasis on three areas: the administrative process (including the management and supervisory elements); security operations; and staffing. Innovative ap­proaches to solving the unique problems encountered in the security field are discussed, as are administrative responsibilities such as training, policy development, planning and budgeting.
  
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    CJS* K231 - Security Procedures °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CJS* K103 .
    Designed as an introduction to various procedures often encountered in the security field. Security Procedures offers a forum for understanding the rationale, intent and purpose of such procedures as lock and key control, access control, searches, bomb threats, and emergency response. Several typical procedures are presented, explained and discussed to ensure appreciation for and understanding of each, as well as correct implementation where and when indicated. Particular emphasis is placed on the background and current status of private security in order to understand the basis and need for appropriate procedures. Liability for acts and the safe handling of weapons are also covered.
  
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    CJS* K250 - Police Organization & Administration °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CJS* K101 ; ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    This course exposes the student to the complexities inherent in the administration of modern law enforcement organizations by presenting and analyzing a variety of management styles and administrative techniques used in such organizations. Students will examine many of the internal and external factors that impact contemporary law enforcement organizations (e.g., federal regulations, political structures, com­munity needs, press, etc.). Students will be exposed to theoretical perspectives, practical applications and designs in an environment that encourages discussion, writing, and networking with local and state agencies.
  
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    CJS* K253 - Interpersonal Dynamics for Criminal Justice Professional °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CJS* K101 .
    Corequisite: Any 200-level CJS course or POL* K212 .
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the major theories about interpersonal processes and their relevance to the problems within the criminal justice system. The course content flows from understanding the theories to techniques of interpersonal communication. Emphasis is placed on facilitating effective communication, sensitivity, decision-making and action planning in a multicultural society.
  
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    CJS* K291 - Criminal Justice Practicum °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
    This practicum is a college-approved and supervised position related to the student’s criminal justice program with public or private law enforcement or security occupations in which basic law enforcement, criminal investigation, probation, or corrections form a principal part of the work of the agency in which field work experience is undertaken. Students are evaluated by members of the college faculty and the staff of the cooperating agency. This is a capstone course.
  
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    CJS* K294 - Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor or Criminal Justice program coordinator.
    This capstone course is designed for students with a solid foundation of knowledge and exposure to practices in the field of Criminal Justice. The course provides students with opportunities to examine current issues in law enforcement, the judicial system and corrections through discussions with experts in the field. The focus and content of the course will change each year to reflect the changes in political and social thought and their impact on public policy.
  
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    CJS* K298 - Special Topics: Introduction to Victimology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: None required; CJS* K101  recommended.
    Corequisite: ENG* K096  or higher. Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in CJS* K298 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    Victimology is a field which studies the circumstance of the occurrence of crimes along with the characteristics of the victims of crime. The course also studies the effects of crime upon victims and the responses of society, government institutions and the criminal justice system with regard to the needs and goals of victims of crime.

Communication/Speech

  
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    COM* K101 - Introduction to Mass Communications °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; any 100-level Humanities or Social Sciences course.
    This course is a survey of the American mass media and communication. Lectures and discussions will focus on the various print and electronic mass media industries, and the impact of mass communication on our society. The course is designed as an introductory course for those students who plans to major in graphic design and communication and for those who want to be informed about the development of the influence of modern mass media.
  
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    COM* K109 - Speech Practice °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    Students will learn to give a five-minute, organized, extemporaneously delivered oral presentation. Emphasis will be placed on overcoming speech anxiety, acquiring confidence, planning a brief presenta­tion, and practicing speech delivery. This course is an option for completing the oral communication requirement in the General Studies and Liberal Arts and Science degree. It does not substitute for COM* K173 - Public Speaking ° .
  
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    COM* K121 - Journalism °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: None required; ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  recommended.
    This course is designed to give students an introduction to news writing. Students receive practice in writing hard news, feature stories, and editorials, as well as editorial decision-making. Word processing instruction is included. No previous experience necessary. COM* K121   meets the computer literacy requirement.
  
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    COM* K154 - Film Study and Appreciation °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    An aesthetic and critical approach to film study, this course helps students develop a cinematic vocabulary and apply analytic skills. Classroom screenings provide texts for discussion and analysis; they are supplemented by lectures, readings and writing assignments. Representative international films from the early years of the industry to the present will be taught. This course is equivalent to ART* K186 .
  
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    COM* K166 - Video Filmmaking °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  and any 100-level Humanities or Social Sciences course.
    A creative workshop in which students will work with digital media to make their own movies. Students work with video camcorders and editing software. Students will learn scripting, shooting, editing and audio production techniques. Students will also research and write on various topics related to digital video and filmmaking. This course is equivalent to ART* K185 .
  
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    COM* K173 - Public Speaking °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prequisite: ENG* K101  and ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    Public Speaking introduces students to the principles and basic skills of effective speech communication. Students will research, compose and deliver speeches of increasing complexity and sophistication. The course familiarizes students with the strategies and techniques of successful informative and persuasive public speaking so students gain an understanding of how communication happens and how people participate in public discourses. The course also exposes students to the rhetorical dimensions of many types of public speech and teaches them to be morencritical listeners who can respond rhetorically to complex issues and ideas.
  
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    COM* K198 - Special Topics: Democracy and Discourse °


    3 CREDITS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    This course will explore the connections between oral, written, and visual discourse within the context of social and political movements in American history. Emphasis will be placed on the history of civil discourse in America and Theoretical underpinnings of rhetoric, argument and persuasion. Finally, this course will track and analyze contemporary debates and campaigns related to major political elections and social movements.
  
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    COM* K202 - Intercultural Communication °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prequisite: ENG* K101  or its equivalent.
    An introduction to the field of intercultural communication. This course is designed to increase awareness of the cultural self and to help develop greater competence in communicating across cultural lines. Topics covered include an introduction to the profound impact of culture on learning styles, language and non-verbal communication, cognitive styles, communication styles, and values. Cultural privilege and power will be explored, as well as processes for mediating intercultural conflict. Finally, the course will examine models of how people establish cultural identity and develop intercultural empathy. Throughout the course, examples will be drawn from cultures of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas to help the student gain a global understanding of the issues involved in intercultural communication.
  
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    COM* K291 - Publications Practice I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: COM* K121  or GRA* K140  or GRA* K155  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is designed to train students to produce The Current, the student magazine. This involves researching, interviewing, writing, editing, photog­raphy, and proofreading. It also includes all the pre-press work (including digital imaging), which is done on computers, primarily using the Adobe Graphic Studio. Advertising (sales and design) is also part of this course.
  
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    COM* K292 - Publications Practice II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: COM* K291 .
    l write the more advanced stories for the magazine, as well as edit the newer students’ work. ENG* K251 students will assume more responsibility for page layout and digital imaging, primarily using the Adobe Graphic Studio in this second course.

Counseling

  
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    COU K101 - Life/Work Planning


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    This 5 week course is for all students making career choices. It is helpful for new students and returning “mature” students who are starting a first career, changing careers, or deciding on a college major. Topics covered will include personal interests and values, skills and abilities, decision making, career exploration, and goal setting.
  
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    COU K122 - Portfolio Development °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  and ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is designed for adults who have achieved college-level learning through direct life/work experience. Students will have the opportunity to explore past learning experiences and to plan future education goals. Through exercises in learning styles, problem-solving, goal clarification, career-planning, and life experience analysis, each student will develop a Portfolio of Prior Learning. The Portfolio will then be presented to an assessment committee which awards college credit for the learning demonstrated. (Students interested in registering for this course must attend an information session prior to registering. See threerivers.edu/apl for more information and contact details.)
  
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    COU K130 - Career Choices: Work-Life Planning and Decision Making °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement
    This course is designed to help students maximize their college experience and promote self- development, career aware­ness, and occupational decision making. Content includes educational success strategies; college resources, planning, and problem solving; career development theory; self-assessment, personality, and career assessment inventories; and educa­tion and career planning techniques, resources, and decision making. The course format will be highly interactive and includes lectures, guest speakers, and individual projects.

Computer Applications

  
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    CSA* K105 - Introduction to Software Applications °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prequisite: ENG* K101  and ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course introduces some popular software packages currently being used in industry, business, and government such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. A small amount of time will be devoted to the Windows operat­ing system environment. Recent versions of the software packages will be used. Strong reading, good writing, and basic math skills are required. Prior computer usage experience (e.g. keyboard and mouse actions, file and folder management, Internet browsing) is assumed. Digital learning technologies will be used throughout the course.
  
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    CSA* K205 - Advanced Applications °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSA* K105  or BBG* K115  or permission of instructor.
    This course covers some popular software packages currently being used in industry, businesses, and government such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point. Each package will be covered in greater depth than CSA* K105 - Introduction to Software Applications ° , and will include more advanced features such as using VBA to write macros.

Computer Science

  
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    CSC* K108 - Introduction to Programming °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: Familiarity with Microsoft Windows operating system and basic word processing; MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course presents a broad introduction to computer science including computer design, programming, information processing and algorithmic problem solving. It is intended as a foundation for beginning computer science students and others seeking to use computers as a tool in business, engineering, science and other disciplines. In addition, this course provides an introduction to high level computer programming language. The student will learn to design, develop and implement programs to solve various data processing problems. Topics covered include control structures, functions and parameter passing, file I/O, and an intro­duction to arrays and structures. In the lab, the student will use the computer to create and run programs to solveproblems discussed in the lecture portion. Three lecture hours, one two-hour lab.
  
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    CSC* K207 - Introduction to Visual Basic °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSC* K108 .
    This course is designed to provide the student with rapid application development technology using Microsoft Visual Basic software. Topics include GUI controls, event handling, graphics, exception handling, file I/O, data base access, and an introduction to ASP.NET applications and XML web services. Three lecture hours, one two-hour lab.
  
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    CSC* K208 - Advanced Visual Basic °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSC* K207 .
    This course is designed to provide the student with object oriented programming using Visual Basic.NET to create Windows applications, console applications, web applications, and web services. Topics include inheritance, polymorphism, graphics, exception handling, multithreading, file I/O, database access, ASP.NET, web forms, web controls, and networking. Three lecture hours, one two-hour lab.
  
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    CSC* K215 - Object-oriented Programming with C++ °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSC* K108 .
    This course completes the introduction to programming in the C++ language. Object Oriented Programming concepts include objects and classes, instantiation, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, overloading, pointers and class libraries. Additional topics include structures, recursion, namespaces, multi-file programming, and random access files. proficiency in structured programming at the level of CSC* K108 .
  
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    CSC* K216 - Intermediate C++ Programming °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSC* K108 .
    This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of object oriented programming using the language of C∞∞. Topics include inheritance, polymorphism, operator overloading, pointers, class templates, function templates, and exception handling. Some of these topics will be applied to Windows GUI programming with the NET library. Three lecture hours, one two-hour lab
  
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    CSC* K218 - C# Programming °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSC* K108 .
    This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the .NET platform and object- oriented program­ming using the language of C#. Topics include console applications, windows applications, ASP.NET web applications, web services, inheritance, polymorphism, event handling, graphics, delegates, multi-threading, exception handling, file I/O, and networking. Three lecture hours, one two-hour lab
  
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    CSC* K223 - Java Programming I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSC* K108 .
    This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of object oriented programming using the language of JAVA. Topics include applets, applications, inheritance, polymorphism, GUI components, event handling, graph­ics, multi-threading, exception handling, multi-media, file I/O, and networking. Three lecture hours, one two-hour lab.
  
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    CSC* K224 - Java Programming II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSC* K223 .
    This course covers more advanced Java programming concepts, focusing on data structures and algorithms, with specific topics including lists, stacks, queues, priority queues, sets, maps (hash tables), and binary search trees, time complexity, space complexity, and recursion.  The course also discusses building these data structures from scratch as well as leveraging the Java API. 
  
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    CSC* K233 - Database Development I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSC* K108 .
    The main objective of this course is to teach students the fundamental concepts underlying the current database technology. The course will cover the concepts behind the latest database technology - the relational database model. The course will attempt to solidify the concepts by exposing the student to a specific DATABASE Management System (DBMS) that employs the relational model, and by introducing the student to one or more query database languages. Three lecture hours, one two-hour lab.
  
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    CSC* K234 - Database Development II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSC* K233 .
    In this course students will extend their knowledge of relational database programming by developing programming objects directly in the database (stored procedures, functions, data types and triggers) using the traditional SQL language as well as .NET languages. Students will also explore the use of the XML data type for the storage of XML documents and validation of these documents using XML schemas. OLAP (On-Line Analytical Processing) and Data Mining will also be explored. Three lecture hours, one two-hour lab. The lab is the hands-on component to Database II and will feature database programming object develop­ment using the SQL Server database management system.
  
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    CSC* K241 - Data Structures & Algorithms °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSC* K216 .
    Students will acquire the facility to both design and implement computer programs using a procedure oriented language. The course will emphasize advanced programming techniques utilizing DATA STRUCTURES (stacks, linked, list, binary trees, etc.) and recursive algorithms. Three lecture hours, one two-hour lab.
  
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    CSC* K257 - Web Development with PHP °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSC* K108  
    This course will introduce students to web development using PHP. Students will learn how to design web sites according to the MVC (Model View Controller) model. Object-oriented PHP will serve as the means by which the model component of the MVC-based web application is implemented. Session management will be used to deliver customized content. Students will also use the MySQL database in conjunction with PHP to create dynamic web applications.
  
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    CSC* K295 - CO-OP Ed/Work Experience °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
    Corequisites: Student must have completed all freshman level technology courses and have a GPA of 2.50 or better.
    Students will work in industry gaining hands-on experience while applying academic knowledge acquired during their first year of classroom/laboratory college education. A specific project will be agreed upon by the co-op student, industry supervisor, and faculty advisor. A minimum of 225 documented industry contact hours must be devoted by the co-op student during the semester internship.
  
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    CSC* K296 - CO-OP Ed/Work Experience II


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CSC* K295  and permission of program coordinator.
    In this course, students will work in industry gaining enhanced hands-on experience while applying academic knowledge acquired during their first year of classroom/laboratory college education along with hands-on experience gained in their initial co-op experience. A specific project will be agreed upon by the co-op student, industry supervisor, and faculty advisor. A minimum of 225 documented industry contact hours must be devoted by the co-op student during the semester.

Computer Technology

  
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    CST* K145 - Digital Circuits and Logic °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSC* K108  
    A study of the elements of digital logic design, digital circuits, and the fundamentals of a modern digital system. The course begins with a history of computing, an explanation of binary number systems, and data representation, progresses through logical design and into PC systems. Logic design exercises and simulations are used to provide practical experience.
  
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    CST* K153 - Web Development And Design I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: None required. Recommended BBG* K115  or CSA* K105  or equivalent.
    This course offers a preliminary treatment of Web Design and Development concepts, with programs that yield visible and audible results in Web pages and Web-based applications. The course includes an introduction to Microsoft Internet Explorer and the World Wide Web, effective Web page design practices, XML, HTML, XHTML, web graphics, authoring software, and client- and server-side scripting. The course includes detailed discussion of graphics formats, the appropriate use of graphics and text, font selection, use of meta-tags, navigation techniques, and methods of optimizing websites.
  
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    CST* K175 - Network Administration and Support °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: None required. Recommended BBG* K115  or CSA* K105  or equivalent.
    The student will acquire detailed knowledge of networking technology, including basic network structure; the characteristics of star, bus, mesh, and ring topologies, and their advantages and disadvantages; the characteristics of segments and backbones; identification of the following: the major network operating systems, including Microsoft Windows NT, Novell NetWare, and Unix; the clients that best serve specifics network operating systems and their resources; the directory services of the major network operating systems; and general networking and communications security. It is recommended but not required that this course be taken first.
  
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    CST* K176 - Internet Technologies °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: None required. Recommended BBG* K115  or CSA* K105  or equivalent.
    This course surveys the various technolo­gies that form and make the Internet work. It will prepare students to under­stand current technologies and make intelligent business decisions concerning the Internet. The student will acquire detailed knowledge of a wide range of internet basics, the knowledge and skills required to use and update client soft­ware, and to assist in the administration of internet/intranet sites. Additionally, the student will acquire detailed knowledge of programming related terms and the differences between popular client and server programming language.
  
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    CST* K177 - Server Technologies °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: None required. Recommended BBG* K115  or CSA* K105  or equivalent.
    Students will acquire advanced-level technical knowledge of server issues and technology, including installation, configuration, upgrading, maintenance, and troubleshooting and disaster recovery. Additionally, students will acquire advanced knowledge of networking hardware, detailed knowledge of programming related terms and the differences between popular client and server programming language.
  
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    CST* K232 - Communications & Networking °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: None required. Recommended BBG* K115  or CSA* K105  or equivalent.
    Students will become knowledgeable about basic internetworking concepts, including the use of internetworking software applications. Topics include routing/switching hardware, security, distributed client/server applications and architecture, intranets and intranet servers and browsers, networks and network servers, LANs/WANs, internetworking technologies, the OSI reference model for networking protocols, addressing and routing algorithms, TCP/IP implementation, the Internet, and the World Wide Web with emphasis on TCP/IP and the Internet. Basic concepts of network socket programming for client/server communications will be covered.
  
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    CST* K252 - Web Development and Design II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CST* K153  or permission of the instructor.
    The course will focus on the use of DHTML in conjunction with style sheets, both CSS and XSLT, to enhance Web page content. Client-side scripting to support DHTML and server-side scripting will be covered, introducing the basic concepts of computer programming techniques. Server database access and XML for web transactions will be introduced. The course will also introduce the process of requirements gathering, documentation, design and implementation of a web site, while introducing the concepts of the infrastructure used to support web based applications. The course will require each student to build a website, using the skills and tools taught in the course.
  
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    CST* K253 - Web E-Commerce °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CST* K153  or permission of the instructor.
    This course examines the essentials of electronic commerce including the business-to-consumer (B2C) and the business-to-business (B2B) categories as well as the transactions and processes that support selling and purchasing activities. B2C topics include the addition of server side programming (e.g. shopping cart software) to traditional web site design for the support of order entry process­ing, and database technology to support both product catalogs and transactions for order fulfillment. B2B topics include electronic purchase order and invoicing processes needed to implement electronic data interchange. The role of XML in these activities, electronic commerce security, electronic payment systems, and international, legal and ethical issues are examined. A case-study approach is used which analyzes business examples to provide real-world experience.
  
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    CST* K275 - Information Security °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: None required. Recommended BBG* K115  or CSA* K105  or equivalent.
    Students will become knowledgeable of basic network security. Topics include general security concepts, including authentication methods along with common network attacks and how to safeguard against them; communication security, including remote access, e-mail, the Web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data; infrastructure security, including various network devices and media, and the proper use of perimeter topologies such as DMZs, extranets, and intranets to establish network security; cryptography basics, including the differ­ences between asymmetric and symmet­ric algorithms, and the different types of PKI certificates and their usage; operation­al/organizational security, including its relationship to physical security, disaster recovery, and business continuity; and computer forensics.

Construction Technology

  
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    CTC* K120 - Fundamentals of Construction Management


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Introduces the fundamental aspects of construction management to students in a broad format, covering topics that include understanding the design vision, establishing team expectation, proj­ect planning, scheduling, estimating, organizational forms, contracts and risk management.
  
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    CTC* K229 - Construction Estimating °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Recommended some knowl­edge of the construction industry.
    The course examines the roles and responsibilities of a construction estima­tor. Using both traditional and industry standard digital methods, the course will cover the cost of labor, material, and equipment by unit and by square foot; the fundamentals and effects of sched­uling, including critical path, bar and gant charts; and the effect of the global economy on overall construction costs. This course is equivalent to CIV* K229 .
  
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    CTC* K296 - CO-OP Education Work Experience


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
    Co-requisite: Student must have completed all freshman level technology courses and have a GPA of 2.50 or better.
    Students will work in industry gaining hands on experience while applying academic knowledge acquired during their first year of classroom/laboratory college education. A specific project will be agreed upon by the co-op student, industry supervisor, and faculty advisor. A minimum of 75 documented industry hours must be completed by the co-op student during the semester internship.

Dental Hygiene

  
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    DNT* K105 - Introduction to Dental Hygiene I °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞.
    Corequisite: None required. ENG* K096  and CSA* K105  recommended. Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in DNT* K105 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    This course provides students with a survey of contemporary issues encountered by health care professionals. Emphasis is placed upon personal oral self care, dental specialties, ethical and legal aspects of dentistry, an introduction to oral pathology disease transmission and infection control, principles and techniques of disinfection and sterilization, and an introduction to the dental hygiene treatment appointment.
  
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    DNT* K106 - Introduction to Dental Hygiene II °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: DNT* K105 .
    This course is a continuation of Dental Hygiene I and provides students with a survey of contemporary issues encou­tered by health care workers. Emphasis is placed on professional standards, health promotion, disease prevention, and ethical issues that are encountered by dental hygienists.

Earth Science

  
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    EAS* K110 - The Earth Sciences


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K096 . Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in EAS* K110 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    In this course, scientific studies of earth systems will be discussed. The topics to be covered will include astronomy, meteorology, geology, and oceanography. The fundamental principles of all four disciplines will be explored. This course is designed for students majoring in education or business, or any student desiring to meet the lab science requirement for the LAS degree. Some fieldwork is involved. Three hours lecture, three hours lab each week.

Early Childhood Education

  
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    ECE* K101 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞ or per­mission of the program coordinator based on ECE work experience.
    This course introduces students to a study of the historical, anthropological, psycho­logical, philosophical, and social perspectives of early care and education for children ages 0-8. The course acquaints students with trends in educational set­tings including the organization, history, and governance of American schools. The course includes the study of child development, learning models, and the multiple roles in the early childhood edu­cation profession. Observations of early childhood programs will be required.
 

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