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Academics
   
2016-2017 College Catalog
Three Rivers Community College
   
 
  Nov 19, 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.

 

Mathematics

  
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    MAT* K272 - Linear Algebra °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K256  with a “C” grade or better.
    A first course in linear algebra for students in mathematics, science and engineering. Topics include: systems of linear equa­tions, matrices, determinants, vectors and vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. The course is an introduction to the techniques of linear algebra with elementary applications.
  
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    MAT* K285 - Differential Equations °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K256  with a “C” grade or better.
    A continuation of calculus with an intro­duction to standard techniques of solving differential equations. The following top­ics will be introduced: first-order differen­tial equations, linear equations of higher order, power series methods, Laplace transform methods, linear systems of dif­ferential equations, numerical methods, and modeling by differential equations in a variety of applications in physics, chem­istry, engineering, biology, social sciences and finances.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  
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    MEC* K114 - Statics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K172  and PHY* K114 .
    Corequisite: MAT* K186 .
    This course helps students develop the ability to analyze problems using the basic principles of static systems in order to provide a foundation for stress analysis. The forces on structures in equilibrium and concepts of centroids, center of grav­ity, and moment of inertia are studied. The concept of stress and strain in axial torsional and bending loading is also introduced.
  
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    MEC* K150 - Solid Modeling I


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Corequisite: MEC* K151 .
    This course and accompanying lab is designed to expand and enhance the student’s ability to combine and apply mechanical design principles with com­puter design techniques and capabilities. This course teaches the basic concepts of orthographic projection, isometric, and oblique drawings and basic draft­ing terminology. A component of this course will focus on descriptive geometry which will nurture the visualization skills of students by identifying points, planes, and perpendiculars in various perspec­tives. Introducing the mechanical design software SolidWorks, this course begins to examine the basic functionality of drawing automation. One hour lecture/discus­sion and four hours of lab per week.
  
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    MEC* K151 - Solid Modeling I Lab


    2 CREDIT HOUR
    Corequisite: MEC* K150 .
    This lab in conjunction with the corre­sponding lecture is designed to expand and enhance the student’s ability to combine and apply mechanical de­sign principles with computer design techniques and capabilities. This course teaches the basic concepts of ortho­graphic projection, isometric, and oblique drawings and basic drafting terminology. A component of this course will focus on descriptive geometry which will nurture the visualization skills of students by identifying points, planes, and perpendiculars in various perspectives. Introducing the mechanical design software SolidWorks, this course begins to examine the basic functionality of drawing automation. One hour lecture/discussion and four hours of lab per week.
  
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    MEC* K152 - Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: MAT* K095  OR MAT* K095I  or higher.
    Corequisite: MEC* K153 .
    This course teaches the basic concepts of orthographic projection, isometric, and oblique drawings and basic drafting terminology. Emphasis will also be placed on free hand sketching using the above concepts and terminology. Basic principles of simplified board drafting practices will be covered. A major component of this course will focus on descriptive geometry which will nurture the visualization skills of students by identifying points, planes, and perpendiculars in various perspec­tives. Some of the techniques will be accompanied with CAD as a comparison.
  
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    MEC* K153 - Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics Lab °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K095  OR MAT* K095I  or higher.
    Corequisite: MEC* K152 .
    This lab and accompanying lecture is designed to introduce students to the concept of applying mechanical design principles with computer designed techniques and capabilities. This course teaches the basic concepts of ortho­graphic projection, isometric, and oblique drawings and basic drafting terminology. A component of this course will focus on descriptive geometry which will nurture the visualization skills of students by iden­tifying points, planes and perpendiculars in various perspectives. Introducing the mechanical design software SolidWorks, this course begins to examine the basic functionally of drawing automation. One hour lecture/discussion and four hours of lab per week.
  
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    MEC* K154 - Solid Modeling II °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: MEC* K150  and MEC* K151 .
    Corequisite: MEC* K155 .
    This course in conjunction with the cor­responding lab is designed to further enhance the students ability to combine and apply mechanical design principles with Solidworks. This course continues to examine the basic functionality of draw­ing automation. In addition, this course will introduce the concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing by present­ing an overview of a positional tolerance system, its relationship to coordinate tolerance systems, and other aspects of industry standard drafting practices. One hour lecture.
  
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    MEC* K155 - Solid Modeling II Lab °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MEC* K150  and MEC* K151 .
    Corequisite: MEC* K154 .
    This lab in conjunction with the corresponding lecture is designed to further enhance student’s ability to combine and apply mechanical design principles using Solidworks. This course continues to examine the basic functionality of draw­ing automation. In addition, this course will introduce the concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing by present­ing an overview of a positional tolerance system, its relationship to coordinate tolerance systems, and other aspects of industry standard drafting practices. Four hour lab.
  
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    MEC* K231 - Computer-Aided Engineering °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: CSA* K105 .
    Corequisite: MEC* K232 .
    This course is a continuation of Computer Application I with a primary emphasis upon the personal computer as a prob­lem solving tool for mechanical students. Upon completion of this course, students will have an awareness of (1) existing mechanical software on the market, (2) an application media for concepts learned in Computer Applications I, and (3) computer solution methods for complex mechanical problems.
  
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    MEC* K232 - Computer-Aided Engineering Lab °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: CSA* K105 .
    Corequisite: MEC* K231 .
    This course teaches students to performs laboratory exercises to fulfill the goals of MEC* K231 . The purpose of the lab is to provide relevant projects for computer applications as applied to the mechanical discipline.
  
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    MEC* K241 - Thermodynamics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: PHY* K115  and MAT* K186 .
    This course studies the thermodynamic principles of heat, work, non-flow and steady flow processes, and cycles. The use of thermodynamics data tables and charts will be stressed.
  
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    MEC* K250 - Strength of Materials °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MEC* K114 .
    This course instills knowledge of moments of inertia, torsion, bending, and columns, and how it applies to stress and the structural properties of materials. The relationship of these properties to common engineering problems is reviewed.
  
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    MEC* K252 - Strength of Materials Lab °


    1 CREDIT
    Prerequisites: MEC* K114 .
    Corequisites: MEC* K250 .
    This laboratory is intended to reinforce the principles of Strength of Materials and Statics by a combination of different physical experiments whereby deflection of materials can be measured, as well as calculating appropriate reactions and determining the strength of materials utilizing a series of equipment as part of this laboratory exercise.
  
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    MEC* K262 - Materials Science °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MFG* K102 
    Corequisite: MEC* K263 .
    This course studies the structure and properties of engineering materials, and incorporates the presentation of materials selection, processing, and heat treatment. The changes in structure and properties during forming, machining, and heat treating operations are discussed.
  
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    MEC* K263 - Materials Science Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: MFG* K102 ; TCN* K105 .
    Corequisite: MEC* K262 .
    In this lab, students will be exposed to selected experiments demonstrating the effects of processing, including heat treatment, on the properties of engineering materials. Standard materials tests are also performed.
  
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    MEC* K270 - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K186 .
    Corequisite: MEC* K275 .
    This course introduces the mechanics of fluids. Basic characteristics of fluids, hydrostatics, pressure, centers of pres­sure, and pressure measuring devices are discussed. The application of the general energy equation to fluids in motion is also shown, along with the modifications necessary to introduce the effects of viscosity and friction on fluid flow, pressure heads, and pump calculations.
  
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    MEC* K272 - Fluid Mechanics/Thermodynamics °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: PHY* K115 .
    This course investigates the behavior of fluids from a fluid mechanics and ther­modynamics point of view, including the concepts of enthalpy, entropy, and energy balances.
  
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    MEC* K274 - Heat Transfer °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K254 ; MEC* K272 ; PHY* K115 .
    Corequisite: MEC* K275 .
    This course will include one and two dimension flow, and principles of convection, conduction, and radiation. Steady state conditions will be investigated.
  
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    MEC* K275 - Thermal Sciences Lab


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Corequisites: MAT* K254 ; MEC* K241  or MEC* K270  or MEC* K272 .
    This course studies selected labs from the fields of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer.
  
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    MEC* K281 - Machine Design °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MEC* K250 .
    Corequisite: MEC* K282 .
    This course utilizes skills from previous courses and gives students the opportunity to investigate the design of machine elements. Actual design conditions are studied along with classical engineering design practice utilizing the concepts of stress, materials, unimatics, economy, safety, strength, and appearance.
  
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    MEC* K282 - Machine Design Lab °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MEC* K250 .
    Corequisite: MEC* K281 .
    This course allows students to create actual designs in the laboratory, including the students’ senior design project.
  
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    MEC* K286 - Welding Engineering Applications °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MFG* K102 ; MEC* K262 /MEC* K263 .
    Corequisite: MEC* K287 .
    This course introduces basic welding techniques as applied to various welding materials. It includes ARC welding, filler materials, steel welding, non-ferrous metal welding, and problems in welding with solutions.
  
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    MEC* K287 - Welding Engineering Applications Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: MFG* K102 ; MEC* K262 /MEC* K263 .
    Corequisite: MEC* K286 .
    This course applies the basic weld to various welding materials. It includes lectures, film strips, and various welding projects.
  
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    MEC* K295 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Co-Op °


    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.
    This course gives students the opportunity to 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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    MEC* K297 - Mechanical Engineering Technology CO-OP II°


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MEC* 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.

     


Medical

  
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    MED* K125 - Medical Terminology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is intended for students interested in obtaining a knowledge and understanding of basic medical terminology as the language of the health care professional. The student learns basic medical word roots and combining forms, suffices, prefixes, and abbreviations. Correct spelling, forming singulars and plurals, understanding definitions, and using terms correctly are important components of the course. This course is especially useful for individuals working in the healthcare or pursuing a degree in an allied health area.

Meteorology

  
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    MET* K198 - Special Topics: Intro to Meteorology°


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    The concepts of atmospheric temperature, pressure, humidity, wind, and how these factors are measured.  Investigation of the physical processes of the atmosphere in such areas as heat transfer, condensation, and precipitation.  In treatment of these ecosystems the course will apply hypothesis-testing approaches, and will rely heavily on the previous lecture portion for examples used in class.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

  
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    MFG* K102 - Manufacturing Processes and Lab


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: TCN* K105  
    This course studies manufacturing: making goods and wares by industrial processes. The course will provide theoretical experience in the scientific, engineering, and economic principles on which the various manufacturing processes are based.This laboratory portion provides emphasis on common metal cutting tools and lathe operations, as well as on associated precision measuring tools and instruments. The labs will also involve set-ups and procedures for various manufacturing processes including plasma cutting, sheet metal, molding and additive manufacturing.
  
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    MFG* K105 - Manufacturing Math II


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    A study of arithmetic and algebraic operations applied to manufacturing circumstances. Fractions, decimals, tolerances, percentages, signed numbers, powers and roots, the metric system, as well as ratios and proportions are studied in depth. Introduction to algebraic, geometric and trigonometric functions necessary for sheet metal layout and fabrication.
  
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    MFG* K116 - Workplace Skills


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Most metal fabrication programs require students to learn communication skills for the workplace, stressing the importance of instruction, teamwork and safety in the metal shop environment. Classes focus on listening and speaking, including giving and following instructions. Attendance, attire, personal hygene, teamwork skills, communication skills safety and adherence to rules and paperwork requirements are topics to be covered. Participants also learn about human relationships, cooperation and may practice group problem-solving exercises.
  
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    MFG* K117 - Quality Control/Metrology


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    In this course students will learn how to choose, use, and read the appropriate method of metrology. They will understand tolerance and the capability of metrology equipment. Inspection reports and corrective actions will also be covered. Topics include Inspection, Following Work Order Instructions in order to achieve quality requirements, Inspection Processes, Root Cause Analysis, Corrective Actions, Lean and Efficiency.
  
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    MFG* K118 - Computer Controlled Laser Materials Processing °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites:TCN* K105 ; PHO* K101  or MEC* K262  or permission of instructor.
    Corequisite: MFG* K119 .
    A study of the mechanics, components, characteristics and control of lasers used in the processing of engineering materials. The differences between laser material processing and conventional methods will be examined. The interactions between laser beams and materials on atomic and macro scales will be discussed. Specific processes such as a thermal processing, surface hardening, and cladding, joining, cutting, marking and welding will be introduced. Students will be exposed to computer numerical control (CNC) concepts and programming.
  
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    MFG* K119 - Computer Controlled Laser Materials Processing Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: TCN* K105 ; PHO* K101  or MEC* K262 ; or permission of instructor.
    Corequisite: MFG* K118 .
    The lab will provide hands-on experiences reinforcing and supplementing the course content. Labs will be conducted at a regional site.
  
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    MFG* K121 - Sheet Metal Blueprint Reading


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Two important aspects of metalwork are reading and interrupting dimensions, tolerances, bend lines, and welding symbols in order to fabricate parts to the specifications on the blueprint. Metal fabricators must be skilled at visualizing a 3-dimensional structure from 2-dimensional figures and creating drawings, including hand sketches and orthographic projections. In this course, students complete classroom study and lab work, practicing identification of structural shapes, surface features, forming details weld positions, and weld symbols on actual blueprints. Lessons explore the relationship and coordination between blueprint draftsmen and metal fabricators.
  
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    MFG* K129 - Introduction to Sheet Metal Fabrication


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    In this course, students gain a comprehensive overview of metal fabrication techniques. Through lab projects, students develop skills learned in previous classes, such as using blueprints and taking accurate measurements. Labs allow for experimentation with fabrication tools, especially automated devices, such as shears, plasma cutter, punch press, and press brakes, as well as those that use computer numerical control (CNC). Includes Metallurgy of sheet metal. Students will learn basic regular maintenance and trouble shooting of the equipment. Embedded in the course will be lessons on quality control and application of lean principals, and following work place standard operating procedures, such as work order instruction and employment standards.
  
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    MFG* K130 - Manufacturing Processes and Tool Use


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Shop Safety practices will be emphasized. The use of shop hand tools and power tools will be utilized. Band saws, drill presses, grinding, tapping, countersinking, rolling and other hand operations will be covered.
  
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    MFG* K131 - Advanced Sheet Metal Fabrication


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    In this continuation of the fundamentals course, students gain further skills in metal fabrication techniques. Advanced cutting and bending are covered. Through lab projects, they develop skills learned in previous classes, such as using blueprints and taking accurate measurements. Labs allow for experimentation with fabrication tools, especially automated devices, such as shears, lasers and press brakes, as well as those that use computer numerical control (CNC). Embedded in the course will be additional lessons on metallurgy, quality control, application of lean principals, and following work place standard operating procedures, such as work order instruction and employment standards.
  
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    MFG* K134 - Sheet Metal Layout


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    A basic course in the fundamentals, principles, practices and tools used in semi-precision and precision layout and in various tools used in the methods and procedures for common sheet metal shop bench work. Topics include measurement systems, layout principals, hand tools, and power tools, as work order instruction and employment standards.
  
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    MFG* K157 - Welding I


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Introduction to theory and lab activities in welding areas of Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding processes. Safety issues, equipment knowledge and demonstration of various welding processes/techniques will be explored.
  
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    MFG* K171 - Introduction to Lean Manufacturing


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    The purpose of this course is to pro­vide the student with the fundamental knowledge of current continuous process improvement methodologies in use today within competitive manufacturing environments. This introductory course will expose the student to the basic concepts of Lean Manufacturing theory and the various tools and techniques involved with a lean implementation. This course will be presented following the lean six sigma process methodology of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) to ensure that at the completion of the course, the student will be competent to participate effectively as a team member in lean implementation projects.
  
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    MFG* K172 - Introduction to Lean Supply Chain Management


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is an introduction to the basic principles and methodologies of Supply Chain Management. The course reviews the lean manufacturing principles needed to understand and maintain the supply chain. Key concepts are covered such as Value Stream Mapping, customer/sup­plier roles, supplier types, metrics, quality systems, quality audits, communication, and information flow. Class activities, group assignments, and case studies are emphasized for real- world learning experiences.
  
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    MFG* K221 - Mechatronics


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prequisites: EET* K264 
    This interdisciplinary course with lab exposes students to the design, instrumentation, and control of high- precision, computer-controlled automation equipment, using concrete examples drawn from the photonics, biotech, manufacturing and semiconductor industries. Topics covered include design strategy, high-precision mechanical components, sensors and measurement, servo control, design for controllability, control software development, controller hardware, as well as automated error detection and recovery. Students will work individually and in teams on hands-on experiences reinforcing and supplementing the course content. This course is equivalent to EET* K266 .
  
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    MFG* K230 - Statistical Process Control


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: MAT* K167 .
    This course presents the application of fundamental statistical concepts to manufacturing production control, tolerance analysis and acceptance sampling. Emphasis is placed on the application of statistics through control chart development, sampling size determination and frequency evaluation. The course incorporates computer hardware and software, particularly spread sheets and database programs in SPC applications to manual, automated and flexible manufacturing systems in a computer integrated environment. This course is equivalent to BMG* K218 .
  
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    MFG* K236 - Non-Destructive Testing I


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: MFG* K237 .
    This course is an introduction to the non-destructive testing techniques most commonly used in industry. These include liquid penetrate, magnetic particle, eddy current, ultrasonic’s, radiography, and others. Requirements for personnel certification are also addressed.
  
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    MFG* K237 - Non-Destructive Testing I Lab


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Corequisite: MFG* K236 .
    This lab is an introduction to the practical application of non-destructive testing equipment and techniques. Liquid penetrate, magnetic particle, eddy current, ultrasonic’s, and radiographic inspection will be performed, evaluated, and documented.
  
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    MFG* 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 CAD* K239 .
  
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    MFG* K271 - Advanced Lean Manufacturing °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MFG* K171 .
    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge to implement lean improvements within the production environment using a systematic approach. This course will follow an improvement project (from the student’s current employer or case study) through the five stages of the DMAIC problem solving methodology. At the completion of the course, the student will be competent to effectively lead a lean implementation project within a company.
  
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    MFG* K272 - Implementing Lean Supply Chain Management °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MFG* K172 .
    This course covers the benefits and elements needed for implementing supply chain management. Team building and communication skills are shown as crucial factors in supply chain management. Topics emphasized in the course are measuring the velocity of the supply chain, developing partnerships, logistics, software tools, hardware, and continuous improvement. Class activities, group assignments and case studies are emphasized for real world learning experiences.
  
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    MFG* K294 - Manufacturing Engineering Technology CO-OP II°


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MFG* 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.                                                                                           

     

  
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    MFG* K295 - Manufacturing Engineering Technology Co-Op °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
    Corequisites: Students must have completed all freshman level technology courses and have a GPA of 2.50 or better.
    In this course, 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.

Music

  
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    MUS* K101 - Music History & Appreciation I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the elements of music: melody, rhythm, harmony, tone, color, and form. A repertory of music literature is surveyed to trace both the development of Western music and the heritage of contemporary popular music.
  
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    MUS* K104 - World Music °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    A comparative survey of musical concepts, style, and performance practices of various world cultures. Course content will emphasize the context of musical expression within the different cultures examined. This course is equivalent to ANT* K136 . Course fulfills International/ Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    MUS* K209 - Anthropology of Music °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: Completion of ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; and any anthropology, music, or sociology course; or permission of the instructor.
    This course is an introduction to the core concepts of ethnomusicology, an inter-disciplinary study that combines cultural anthropology and musicology to better understand how people give meaning to music as cultural expression. A significant amount of writing and a major research paper will be required. This course is equivalent to ANT* K206 .

Nuclear Engineering Technology

  
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    NUC* K100 - Introduction to Nuclear Systems


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is an introduction to the major systems of a commercial nuclear power plant. Designed for the student with no prior knowledge of engineering principles, it adheres to a systematic approach to operations and explains the underlying theoretical principles. The course focuses on Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) plant design. The course also presents an overview of the Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR), Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR), and High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR).
  
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    NUC* K110 - Radiation Health Safety °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K186  and CHE* K121 .
    Corequisites: NUC* K111  and NUC* K117 .
    This course is an introduction to basic concepts associated with nuclear physics and nuclear radiation, health, and safety. Topics include nuclear structure, radioactivity, and interaction of radiation with matter, shielding, radiation measurement, exposure, and biological effects.
  
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    NUC* K111 - Radiation Health Safety Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: MAT* K186  and CHE* K121 .
    Corequisites: NUC* K110  and NUC* K117 .
    This course is designed to give the student hands-on experience working with a variety of radiation monitoring devices. The students will also gain experience in the processing and analysis of counting data.
  
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    NUC* K112 - Introduction to Radiological Science


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course will provide students with an understanding of the nature, sources, uses, and biological effects of natural and man-made radiations. Radiation topics will include ionizing radiation typically produced by radon in homes and radionuclide releases from nuclear power plants, as well as non-ionizing radiation such as ultraviolet and microwave sources. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the risks and benefits of radiation in the modern world. This course is expected to satisfy the natural science elective as outlined in the general education requirements of any degree program and will be approved by the General Education Committee.
  
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    NUC* K117 - Atomic and Reactor Physics °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K186 ; NUC* K100 ; PHY* K114 .
    Corequisites: MAT* K254 ; PHY* K115 ; NUC* K110 /NUC* K111 .
    This course is an introduction to modern physics concepts of the structure of the atom, the properties of atomic particles, the nature of light, relativity theory and elementary quantum mechanics. An understanding of fission energy concepts and transmutations will be provided.
  
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    NUC* K118 - Nuclear Chemistry °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: CHE* K121 ; MAT* K186 ; NUC* K100 .
    Corequisite: NUC* K117 .
    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of nuclear reactor chemistry. Topics covered include oxidation-reduction reactions, principles of corrosion, corrosion control practices, and important nuclear chemical reactions.
  
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    NUC* K210 - Nuclear Instruments and Control °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K144 /EET* K145 ; NUC* K100 ; NUC* K110 /NUC* K111 ; NUC* K117 ; NUC* K250 .
    Corequisites: NUC* K211 ; NUC* K220 /NUC* K221 .
    The study of the underlying electrical, mechanical, physical, and chemical principles by which the instrumentation and modern PWR (pressurized water reactor) and BWR (boiling water reactor) systems control the safe generation of nuclear-based power. Emphasis is placed on the full understanding of the nuclear fission process and the interactions of the numerous subsystems required monitoring and controlling this important energy technology.
  
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    NUC* K211 - Nuclear Instruments and Control Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: EET* K144 /EET* K145 ; NUC* K100 ; NUC* K110 /NUC* K111 ; NUC* K117 ; NUC* K250 .
    Corequisites: NUC* K210 ; NUC* K220 /NUC* K221 .
    These laboratory exercises transfer acquired electrical, mechanical, physical, and chemical technology gained in earlier courses in hands-on applications to 15 selected nuclear instrument controlled subsystems. Emphasis is placed on the full understanding of the detection capabilities and subsequent safe nuclear system control.
  
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    NUC* K220 - Nuclear Simulator °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: NUC* K100 ; NUC* K110 /NUC* K111 ; NUC* K117 ; NUC* K118 ; NUC* K250 ; NUC* K260 /NUC* K261 .
    Corequisites: NUC* K210 /NUC* K211 ; NUC* K221 .
    A study of the primary and secondary systems of a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR), with emphasis on control and protective subsystems, plant start-up, normal plant operation, and critical shut-down procedures. Reactor “accident” analyses are stressed for total reactor system comprehension. This is the capstone event for the nuclear degree program.
  
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    NUC* K221 - Nuclear Simulator Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: NUC* K100 ; NUC* K110 /NUC* K111 ; NUC* K117 ; NUC* K118 ; NUC* K250 ; NUC* K260 /NUC* K261 .
    Corequisites: NUC* K210 /NUC* K211 ; NUC* K220 .
    A study of reactor plant primary and secondary systems, control and protective systems, plant start- up, normal plan oper­ation, and critical shut-down procedures is covered through the extensive “hands-on” utilization of a modern nuclear reactor simulator. This is the capstone event for the nuclear degree program.
  
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    NUC* K230 - Nuclear Topics °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: NUC* K100 ; NUC* K110 /NUC* K111 ; NUC* K117 ; NUC* K118 ; NUC* K250 ; NUC* K260 /NUC* K261 .
    This course is a state-of-the-art survey course studying factors impacting modern nuclear power generation, including environmental impacts, fuel management, preventive maintenance, equipment operation, failure and analysis, safety engineering, human factors engineering, and emergency planning procedures. Additionally, an overview of other regional nuclear related business activities will be presented.
  
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    NUC* K240 - Advanced Nuclear Chemistry °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CHE* K121 ; MAT* K254 ; NUC* K100 ; NUC* K110 /NUC* K111 ; NUC* K117 ; NUC* K250 .
    This course is a specific nuclear elective to comprehensively study concepts associated with nuclear reactor chemistry. The sophisticated analysis of chemistry principles on the safe and economical operation of commercial nuclear reactors will be the emphasis of this elective course.
  
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    NUC* K250 - Reactor Theory °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K254 ; NUC* K110 /NUC* K111 ; NUC* K117 ; NUC* K118 ; PHY* K114 ; PHY* K115 .
    Corequisites: MAT* K256 ; NUC* K260 /NUC* K261 .
    This course studies nuclear energy with emphasis on fission, reactor types, moderation of neutrons, activation and decay schemes, transmutations, neutron diffusion theory, and theoretical reactor operation including heat transfer, power transients, instrumentation and resultant radiation.
  
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    NUC* K260 - Nuclear Materials Science °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K254 ; NUC* K100 ; NUC* K110 /NUC* K111 ; NUC* K117 ; NUC* K118 .
    Corequisites: MAT* K256 ; NUC* K250 ; NUC* K261 .
    This course will acquaint the student with constitution, properties and characteristics of engineering materials and provide a foundation for stress analysis on structures in equilibrium with emphasis on applications to nuclear power, including effects of material irradiation.
  
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    NUC* K261 - Nuclear Materials Science Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: MAT* K254 ; NUC* K100 ; NUC* K110 /NUC* K111 ; NUC* K117 ; NUC* K118 .
    MAT* K256 ; NUC* K250 ; NUC* K260 .
    This lab will focus on performing experi­ments in metallographic examination, mechanical testing, and heat treatment of a variety of ferrous and nonferrous metals. Experiments to determine properties of materials such as strain, fatigue, corrosion, compression and tensions will also be conducted. Brittle fracture and thermal stress will be performed as well as effects of irradiating materials.
  
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    NUC* K270 - Nuclear Health Physics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K186 ; NUC* K110 /NUC* K111 .
    This course is offered to provide the nuclear/environmental technology student as well as the general student with a working knowledge of radiation and its interaction with matter. Topics will include types of biological effects of radiation, radiation standards, and regulations, instrumentation, shielding, dosimeter, and practices and principles of radiation protection.
  
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    NUC* K295 - Nuclear Co-Op °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
    Corequisite: Students must have completed all freshman level technology courses and have a GPA of 2.50 or better.
    In this course, 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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    NUC* K296 - Nuclear Co-Op II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: Consent of Program Coordinator. Students must have completed all freshman level technology courses, a summer internship and NUC* K295 .
    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 12-week summer internship, as well as from initial nuclear 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.

Nursing

  
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    NUR* K101 - Introduction to Nursing Practice °


    8 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: BIO* K211 ; BIO* K212 ; ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    Corequisites: BIO* K235  and PSY* K111 .
    The student will focus on concepts basic to nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on application of the nursing process, communication skills, and nursing prac­tice procedure acquisition. Clinical and laboratory experiences offer opportunities to integrate theoretical principles and demonstrate caring and competence in beginning professional role development. Theory: 60 hours Clinical: 180 hours.
  
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    NUR* K102 - Family Health Nursing °


    8 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: NUR* K101 ; BIO* K235 ; ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; PSY* K111 .
    Corequisites: NUR* K103 ; PSY* K201 ; SOC* K101 .
    The student will focus on issues affecting the family, including childbearing, childrearing, geriatric care and intermediate health care needs of limited duration. The medical surgical health problems include care for the client in the perioperative period and the client experiencing orthopedic and simple genito-urinary conditions. The course addresses several psychiatric disorders: anxiety and cognitive disorders, common child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. The student will have clinical rotations that provide experience caring for the childbearing family as well as caring for medical-surgical clients across the lifespan. Theory: 60 hours Clinical: 180 hours.
  
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    NUR* K103 - Pharmacology for Families across the Lifespan °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: NUR* K101 ; BIO* K235 ; PSY* K111 .
    Corequisites: NUR* K102 ; PSY* K201 ; SOC* K101 .
    The student will focus on the safe use, pharmacological principles, indications and nursing implications related to drug therapy when caring for individuals and families. Emphasis will be placed on medications used with perinatal, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric and peri-operative clients. The course will stress the general characteristics of selected medications and will include indications, pharma­cokinetics, side effects, adverse effects, contraindications, administration, nursing implications across the lifespan, client education and relationship to prior learning. Theory: 15 hours.
  
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    NUR* K108 - Perspectives of Nursing °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞ or completion of ESL* K063  with a “C#” grade or higher.
    This course will enable students to assess their potential to complete the nursing curriculum as well as give students an introduction to nursing roles, skills and responsibilities. Emphasis will be on defining the role of the nurse and exploring baseline skills such as problem solving, interpersonal relations, mathematical calculations and basic medical terminology. Site visits will be included in the course to observe various health care settings and the role of the nurse within those settings. Perspectives courses are most appropriate for degree students enrolled in any of the career programs, including Liberal Arts or General Studies students. This course is not open to students who have completed any nursing course. This course satisfies the College’s First-Year Experience requirement.
  
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    NUR* K130 - LPN to RN Transition I °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: Charter Oak State College NUR 190: LPN to RN Articulation Bridge Course.
    This course is the final component of the CT League of Nursing LPN to RN Articula­tion plan for the CT Community Colleges Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) which prepares LPNs to enter into the CT-CCNP in the second year of study. Students enrolling in this course have been accepted for admission into the CT-CCNP and have chosen the option to enter the third semester. This course builds upon the content of Charter Oak State College NUR 190: LPN to RN Articulation Bridge Course by providing and integrating content that is specific to the CT-CCNP curriculum. Upon successful completion of Charter Oak State College Nursing 190, this course and the CT-CCNP prerequisites and concurrent general education courses up to the second year of study, articulation credits are awarded per the escrow model and the LPN advances to NUR* K201  and NUR* K202 . Clinical: 45 hours (Clinical and laboratory distribution is at the discretion of the college attended).
  
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    NUR* K131 - LPN to RN Transition II °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: Charter Oak State College NUR 190; NUR* K130 ; BIO* K235 ; PSY* K111 ; PSY* K201 ; SOC* K101 .
    This course represents a mechanism to award credit equivalent to the first year of CT-CCNP to the LPN who has successfully completed the CT League for Nursing Articulation Plan for LPN to RN.
  
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    NUR* K201 - Nursing Care Of Individuals And Families I °


    9 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: NUR* K102 ; NUR* K103 ; (or for LPN Articulation NUR* K131 ); PSY* K201 ; SOC* K101 ; BIO* K211 ; BIO* K212 ; ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    Corequisites: NUR* K202  and ENG* K102 .
    The student will focus on holistic care of individuals and families across the lifespan with a variety of health care needs. The needs of clients experiencing endocrine, respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular conditions and selected mental health disorders are examined. Bioterrorism as a health care issue will be addressed. Clinical laboratory experience provides the student an opportunity to administer care to a diverse population of clients in a variety of acute care and com­munity health care settings. The student will utilize critical thinking, caring, profes­sionalism and communication skills in the care of the client. Emphasis is placed on provision of safe and competent care and development of the professional role as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team. Over the semester, the student is in­creasingly challenged with more complex client assignments in the clinical area. Theory: 60 hours Clinical: 225 hours.
  
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    NUR* K202 - Pharmacology for Individuals and Families with Intermediate Health Care Needs °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: NUR* K102 ; NUR* K103  (or for LPN Articulation NUR* K131 ; PSY* K201 ; SOC* K101 ; BIO* K211 ; BIO* K212 ; ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    Corequisites: NUR* K201  and ENG* K102 .
    The student will focus on pharmacologic principles related to the care of individuals and families across the lifespan with intermediate health care needs. Emphasis will be placed on medications used for clients who have endocrine, gastrointestinal, respiratory, cardiovascular, autoimmune, and psychiatric conditions and clients who are survivors of bioterrorism. Theory: 15 hours.
  
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    NUR* K203 - Nursing Care of Individuals And Families II °


    8 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: NUR* K201 ; NUR* K202 ; ENG* K102 .
    Corequisites: NUR* K204 ; NUR* K205 ; a Humanities or Fine Arts elective.
    The student will focus on the holistic care of individuals, families, and groups with complex health care needs. The student will incorporate critical thinking, caring behaviors, professionalism, and communication skills when providing nursing care in a variety of acute, long-term and/ or community settings. The student will have an opportunity to manage a multi-client assignment with an emphasis on safe and competent practice. An observational experience with a visiting nurse agency, a dialysis unit and/or a cancer center will be provided. Theory: 45 hours Clinical: 225 hours.
  
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    NUR* K204 - Pharmacology for Individuals, Families and Groups with Complex Health Care Needs °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: NUR* K201 ; NUR* K202 ; ENG* K102 .
    Corequisites: NUR* K203 ; NUR* K205 ; a Humanities or Fine Arts elective.
    The student will focus on safe use, pharmacologic principles, indications and nursing implications related to drug therapy in the care of individuals, families, and groups with complex health care needs. Emphasis will be placed on medications used for clients who have acute and chronic renal failure, oncology and neurological conditions, and multi-system dysfunction and clients who choose an alternative therapy. Theory: 15 hours.
  
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    NUR* K205 - Nursing Management and Trends °


    2 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: NUR* K201 ; NUR* K202 ; ENG* K102 .
    Corequisites: NUR* K203 ; NUR* K204 ; a Humanities or Fine Arts elective.
    The student will explore the basic principles of management, leadership and collaborative relationships as they relate to providing safe and competent care. The focus is on the utilization of critical thinking skills to make decisions, priority setting, delegation, legal parameters of nursing practice and ethical issues. The student will expand the concept of caring to the profession of nursing through collegial and interdisciplinary communication. The course facilitates the transition of the student into the profession and his/her role in contemporary nursing practice. Theory: 30 hours.

Physical Science

  
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    OCE* K101 - Oceanography


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K096  or higher. Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in OCE* K101, a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    This course covers the following topics: properties of sea water, marine ecology, waves, tides, currents, meteorology, ocean circulation, origin of the Long Island Sound, chemical oceanographic processes, life in the sea, and environmental modification and control.

Philosophy

  
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    PHL* K101 - Introduction to Philosophy °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course is an introduction to the content and process of epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics is presented. The course will portray philosophizing as an active and dynamic life experience aimed at the creation of a world view. The course is designed to represent philosophy as an integrated experience of mind, body, feeling, and intuition.
  
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    PHL* K111 - Ethics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course will cover the fundamentals of ethics, including an introduction to the origins and nature of moral right and responsibility. Students will analyze and formulate positions on contemporary ethical issues.
  
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    PHL* K112 - Medical Ethics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    Medical, biological, and genetic technologies are advancing at an astounding rate. At the same time, the web of relationships that connect individuals, medical providers, and medical resources has grown more complex and increasingly embedded in wider social, political and global issues. Specific areas to be examined include, but are not limited to, the doctor-patient relationship, medical research on humans and animals, medical technology (genetic engineering; cloning; stem cells), reproductive rights, and access to medical resources.
  
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    PHL* K131 - Logic °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; ∞ or MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S  with a “C” grade or better.
    Logic is the study of rules for sound reasoning. This course focuses on developing skill in evaluating argumentation in various forms. Topics covered in the course include argument recognition, fallacy identification, deductive and inductive reasoning, and basic symbolic logic.
  
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    PHL* K151 - World Religions °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course will begin by providing students with a philosophical framework that will be used to understand the world’s major religious traditions. What is religion? How do each of the traditions considered illustrate the workings of myth, practice, experience, and community and how do all of these elements come together in the construction of a worldview particular to each? We will focus on Indigenous religious traditions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucian­ism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We may also examine other religious expressions including emerging visions. Many topics will be interwoven into our studies including theistic, non-theistic, mystical, and devotional approaches, theological problems such as theodicy, as well as many social and ethical issues of current concern, particularly the role of women in traditional and emerging expressions. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    PHL* K225 - Science, Religion, and the Human Experience °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: Completion of ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  with “C” or better; any 100-level humanities or social science course.
    Historically, the cultural forces of scientific inquiry and religious tradition have been at odds over explanations of the world and how humans interact with it. This has become increasingly evident in the 21st century as interactions between social, political and religious agendas have become more strained. This course will examine the complex dynamic between the scientific worldview and religious alternatives. Can they be reconciled? Should they be? Specific areas to be studied include, but are not limited to, the nature of scientific and religious dialogue, the role of religion and spirituality, empirical studies of religious practices and the development of secular ethics.

Photonics

  
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    PHO* K101 - Intro to Light and Lasers


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Optics is the science underlying technologies such as laser manufacturing, 3-D holograms, arthroscopic surgery, CD and DVD technology, fiber optic telecommunications and high efficiency LED lighting.In this course we will explore the nature, production and behavior of light while learning about light sources and applications in technology and nature. Hands-on activities, problem based learning projects and demonstrations are used to illustrate concepts. (The online courses use “home labs” for this purpose.) Algebra and some trigonometry will be used. This course is equivalent to PHY* K103 . One 3 hour lecture; one 2 hour lab.
  
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    PHO* K102 - Applied Optics °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: PHO* K101 .
    Building on the foundation of PHO* K101 , this course will introduce more sophisticated optical systems and mathematical analysis. Topics will include thick lenses, matrix methods of optics, aberrations, stops and pupils, interferometry, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction and polarization. Emphasis will be on applications of optics in modern technology. All laboratory section will reinforce concepts through hands-on experiments and team projects.
  
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    PHO* K140 - Optoelectronics °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105  and PHO* K101 .
    This course introduces semiconductor technology and devices, with an emphasis on optoelectronic devices, including LEDs, laser diodes, and photodiodes. Analysis and design of circuits containing these devices will be covered, as will current applications. The course includes a lab component.
  
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    PHO* K230 - Laser Electronics °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K134  or PHO* K140 ; TCN* K105 ; or permission of instructor.
    This course will focus on the design and analysis of electronic circuits and devices of particular interest to the field of photonics, including LEDs, LDs, and their driver circuitry; optical receivers, laser and flash lamp power supplies; displays; opt-isolators; optical sensors; solar cells; direct and external modulators. The lab portion of the course includes experiments and simulations to parallel the lecture.
  
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    PHO* K241 - Introduction to Laser Technology


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: MAT* K137 .
    This course provides an introduction to the physics of lasers, laser output characteristics, and types of lasers. Application of lasers will be also be explored. Topics include solid state, gas, and semiconductor lasers. Laser pumps, resonators, mode structures and power supplies are covered. Use of lasers in materials processing, communication systems, sensors and scientific analysis will be included.
  
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    PHO* K242 - Introduction to Laser Technology Lab


    1 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisites: MAT* K137  
    This lab course will reinforce classroom physics and technology concepts and give students the opportunity to become familiar with common laser instrumentation. Lab projects will allow students to more deeply explore topics of interest. Lab exercises will include practice with Diode, HeNe, Argon, Fiber and CO2 lasers.
  
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    PHO* K251 - Fiber Optic Systems and Devices


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisites: MAT* K137 .
    This course will introduce parameters describing optical fibers, waveguide transmission, fiber optic components, and fiber system applications. Fiber coupling, splicing, and testing and test equipment will also be covered. Topics include total internal reflection, propogation modes, fiber types, fiber and integrated optical devices. Sources and detectors for fiber optics systems will also be included. Applications will also be covered and include communication systems as well as sensor and lighting applications.
  
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    PHO* K252 - Fiber Optic Systems and Devices Lab


    1 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: MAT* K137  
    This laboratory course provides practical experience applying and testing fiber optic connectors and splices, fusion splicing, and using instrumentation such as optical loss test sets. Students will measure fiber optic parameters and work active and passive devices commonly found in fiber optic systems. The course may also include an individual project assignment in addition to laboratory exercises.
  
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    PHO* K295 - Photonics Co-Op °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Permission of the program coordinator.
    In this course, 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 each co-op student during the semester internship.
  
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    PHO* K296 - Photonics CO-OP II°


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: PHO* 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.
 

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