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Academics
   
2016-2017 College Catalog
Three Rivers Community College
   
 
  Dec 14, 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.

 

Early Childhood Education

  
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    ECE* K103 - Creative Experiences/Children °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    This course is designed to study the concept of creativity and the artistic process as it applies to art and play and for young children. Theories and research on aspects of play and the Arts will be applied. The course will highlight teaching methods and curriculum development in visual arts, spontaneous play, theater, and dramatic play.
  
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    ECE* K106 - Music and Movement for Children °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    This course is designed for students to acquire skills to plan and implement creative music and movement experiences for children from infancy to age eight. Areas of exploration will include singing, listening to music, rhythmic activities, multicultural music, dance, movement, and the daily integration of music and movement in classrooms. All students will build a repertoire of music and movement education experience.
  
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    ECE* K109 - Science & Math for Children °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    In this course, students will acquire an understanding of the materials and methods of working with young children. The focus will be on math and science and their integration into the early childhood curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on understanding these areas from a child development perspective. Active participation working with children will be required.
  
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    ECE* K141 - Infant/Toddler Growth & Development °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    In this course, students will examine the growth and development of the child from birth to 3 years. Topics explored will include the development of the brain, attachment, emotions, cognition, social interactions, language, and motor skills. Observations of infant and toddlers in social settings will be required for this course.
  
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    ECE* K176 - Health, Safety & Nutrition °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K096  placement∞; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    The relationship between health, safety and nutrition and child development will be examined. Emphasis will be on the strategies needed to implement a safe, healthy and nutritionally sound program. Community agencies and resources that benefit the children through these domains will be explored through community service experiences.
  
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    ECE* K180 - Credential Preparation °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: None required; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    This course is designed for childcare providers who are preparing for their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential through the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C. Students must be working or volunteering in a child care program and have completed at least 250 hours of work in this setting. The course will assist students an under­standing of the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) and provide the foundation for acquiring the skills required for a CDA. This course will focus on the six CDA Competency Goals and thirteen Functional Areas and will assist students in the preparation of the required CDA resource file, parent opinion questionnaires, and CDA assessment observation instrument.
  
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    ECE* K182 - Child Development °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better or permission of the program coordinator based on ECE work experience.
    This course presents the basic principles, current research, and traditional theories of child development, from the prenatal period to the onset of adolescence, with an emphasis on the earlier years of childhood. Students will be guided in the development of a scientific and objective attitude toward the interpretation of child behavior and will study various methods of conducting research in child development. They will observe children and analyze their behavior in each of the following areas: physical abilities and motor skills, cognitive abilities, as well as social and emotional development.
  
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    ECE* K190 - ECE Behavior Management °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 ; or permission of the instructor.
    This course is designed for early childhood education teachers, child care providers and directors. It will review the many behavior management and discipline strategies that are available to be used with young children. Discipline approaches that go beyond rules and punishment will be examined. Students will study and create an environment that leads to respect and self-discipline. Participants learn to analyze teaching/ management styles so as to be able to incorporate the best techniques to help lead children to self-control.
  
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    ECE* K206 - Administration & Supervision of Early Childhood Programs °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; ECE* K101  and ECE* K182  recommended.
    This course will focus on administering an Early Childhood Program. It will explain and discuss the leadership role in administration and supervision of private, public, and federally funded schools. It will look at establishing the program’s frame­work, the program’s operational systems, and the overall implementation of quality early childhood personnel standards. This survey course is designed to meet the Connecticut Directors Credential.
  
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    ECE* K210 - Observation Participation & Seminar °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 ; or permission of the instructor.
    The course emphasizes techniques and strategies for recording children’s (ages 0-8) behavior accurately and objectively through portfolio assessment. The course reviews CT Statewide Department of Education benchmarks and performance standards, and identifies the methodologies best used for assessment. The importance of child development from birth to eight years is emphasized and used in observation of children in a childcare setting, preschool programs, and K-3 classes. Observations of early childhood programs will be required.
  
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    ECE* K215 - The Exceptional Learner °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 .
    This course provides an overview of the study of the exceptional child with an emphasis on the history, laws, concepts, practices, and terminology used by professionals in the field within inclusive settings. Causes, characteristics, needs, and implications of the intellectual, motor and sensory handicaps will be discussed. Additional topics will be addressed including diversification, multiculturalism, and parenting. Observations of early childhood programs will be required.
  
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    ECE* K222 - Methods and Techniques in Early Childhood Education °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 ; or permission of the instructor.
    The course is designed for those students who have an understanding and knowledge of child development and children. The course will review the philosophical, sociological and pedagogical foundations of education and their applications in early childhood education settings. Students will apply actual principles of learning to the analysis of instructional approaches and curriculum development. This course will expose students to the fundamentals of classroom strategies, effective teaching tools and techniques for children ages 0-8. Observations of early childhood programs will be required.
  
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    ECE* K231 - Early Language & Literacy Development °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 ; or permission of the instructor.
    The course introduces students to language and literacy development in the young child from birth to eight years old. Students will explore the early childhood language arts curriculum including speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills. An emphasis will be on the influence of child development milestones on an emerging literacy development. This course will also include experience in the creation of a literacy-rich environment that engages children in developmentally- appropriate language areas. Observations of early childhood programs will be required.
  
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    ECE* K241 - Methods and Techniques for Infants/Toddlers Care °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 ; or permission of the instructor. ECE* K141  recommended.
    In this course, students will be introduced to the concept of curriculum for infants and toddlers. Several curriculum models will be explored. Students will learn ways to interact and stimulate children under two. Learning games, language activities, music, movement, and dramatic play are some of the areas that will be studied. De­velopmentally appropriate practices will be reviewed. Topics explored will include curriculum benchmarks, development of the brain and attachment. Observations of early childhood programs will be required.
  
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    ECE* K252 - Children on the Autism Spectrum °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S ; ECE* K101 ; ECE* K182 ; or permission of the instructor. ECE* K215  or PSY* K245  recom­mended.
    This course introduces students to the application of a variety of autism teaching strategies and philosophies which may be applied within the context of a school, home or child care setting. Specific Diagnostic categories of ASD (Asperger’s Dis­order, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Autism…) will be identified and aligned with both traditional and nontraditional strategies for engagement, learning and relationships. The identification process of ASD, general causes and symptoms and incidences of this disorder will be outlined before discussing classroom strategies. Samples of these strategies will include ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) DIR Model (Developmental, Individual-Differences, Relationship Based and Floor Time.
  
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    ECE* K295 - Student Teaching Practicum °


    6 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: Completion of seven ECE courses or permission of ECE advisor; letters of recommendation; GPA of 3.0 recommended.
    Guided observation, participation and supervised student teaching in NAEYC ac­credited centers or public schools grades K-3. The purpose of student teaching is to enable the student to apply child development theory and methodologies in a learning environment with children. Students will manage a classroom independently, plan, organize, implement and evaluate classroom activities. Students will complete a minimum of 200 hours of student teaching. Weekly seminars devoted to issues in early childhood education, curriculum prep and the experience of the student teacher will extend the individuals learning experience. This course also requires 3 hours of class time each week. Please note the following: Students must fulfill specific health requirements mandated by CT State Licensing or SDE, including annual physical and TB requirements. Additionally, students are required to complete a criminal record check prior to the semester. These expenses must be assumed by the student.

Economics

  
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    ECN* K101 - Principles of Macroeconomics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course introduces students to the basic concepts of the economic system. The first semester is primarily macroeconomics, with the emphasis on the economic thought process. Discussion of money and banking, national income, fiscal measures, and stabilizing the economy are all included.
  
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    ECN* K102 - Principles of Microeconomics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    This course introduces students to micro­economics theory, with a focus on under­standing how business, social, and policy decisions are made. The basic theories of distribution of income, international eco­nomics, labor, and comparative economic systems are studied.
  
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    ECN* K250 - Money and Banking °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; ECN* K101 .
    This course examines the role that money, interest rates and financial intermediaries (in particular, the banking system) play in the operation of the U.S. economy. The aim of this course is to give students an overview of the U.S. financial system and an understanding of the theory and practice of monetary policy in the United States.
  
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    ECN* K296 - Teaching Assistantship in Economics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: At least two prior courses in eco­nomics and/or permission of the instructor.
    In this assistantship, students will assist a faculty member in conducting an academic course offered in the field of economics. Students may lead discussion groups, work with individual students, organize field trips, make presentations, and/or do other work (to be arranged by faculty member).

Education

  
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    EDU* K110 - Teaching In the 21st Century °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  or permission of the instructor or program coordinator.
    This course is designed for students considering education as a major and teaching as a profession. Students will have an opportunity to experience primary, middle and secondary education through site visits, guest speakers and varied media. Students will obtain a systematic body of knowledge from which they can develop a repertoire of teaching practices to meet the learning needs of students with diverse learning styles, developmental needs, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Electrical Engineering Technology

  
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    EET* K105 - Electric Circuits & Systems °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I .
    Corequisites: MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of DC and AC electric circuits. Voltage, current, resistance, energy, and power relationships are introduced. Circuit analysis of basic series and parallel circuits is covered. Instruments and techniques of electrical measurement for both DC and AC circuits are also discussed. Other topics include semiconductor devices, transformers and power supplies, microcontrollers, motors and drive circuits, and electrical power generation/distribution. The lab portion of this course will supplement the course Electric Circuits & Systems. Students will apply the concepts learned in the classroom and gain practical hands-on experience making electrical measure­ments using a variety of test instruments.
  
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    EET* K115 - Electrical Graphics Lab


    1.5 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisites: EET* K105 .
    Students will learn basic electronic drafting techniques used to produce schematic diagrams, block and logic diagrams, printed circuit drawings, and chassis drawings. Construction of the student-designed printed circuit assembly is included.
  
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    EET* K116 - Electric Network Analysis °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I .
    Corequisites: EET* K117 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    The emphasis of this course will be on circuit analysis techniques such as Thevenin’s Theorem, Norton’s Theorem, Superposition Theorem, Loop, Mesh, and Nodal Analysis.
  
  
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    EET* K119 - Advanced Circuits and Systems °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    This course develops the concepts of DC and AC electric circuits introduced in Elec­tric Circuits and Systems. More advanced configurations and applications of DC and AC principles are covered, including: transient behavior of capacitive and inductive circuits; power considerations in industrial AC system; network theorems, such as superposition and Thevenin’s theorem applied to DC, AC, and mixed circuits; transformers, three phases circuits, and filters. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. The lab portion of this course will supplement the course Electric Circuits and Systems. Students will apply the concepts learned in the classroom and develop their skills in making electrical measurements using a variety of test instruments.
  
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    EET* K124 - Micro Computer System Analysis


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: EET* K125 .
    This course is designed for military personnel who have the equivalent of 4 semester hours of digital electronics. This course, in conjunction with military credits, will give the student credit for EET* K254  and EET* K258 . The emphasis of this course will be on using a microprocessor in a micro-computer system.
  
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    EET* K125 - Micro Computer System Analysis Lab


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Corequisite: EET* K124 .
    Students will be assigned laboratory exercises to achieve the goals of EET* K124 .
  
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    EET* K134 - Electronics I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    This course is an introduction to the internal physical behavior of semiconductor electronic devices. Topics include semiconductor physics, P-N junction operation, transistors and applications, amplifiers, op amps timers and specialty devices. Models, equivalent circuits, and applications are emphasized. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. The lab portion of this course supports Electronics I by providing the student with practical experience in the handling and measurement of semi-conductor devices. Computer simulation and bench measurement experiments will be performed in studying the operational characteristics of basic semiconductor devices.
  
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    EET* K140 - Energy Conversion Systems °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 
    Corequisite: EET* K141 .
    This course covers topics in the use of electrical machinery to convert energy from mechanical to electrical form and the converse. Included are DC machines, AC machines, stepper motors, and basics of starters and controllers.
  
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    EET* K141 - Energy Conversion Systems Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 
    Corequisite: EET* K140 .
    Students will be assigned laboratory experiments that provide hands-on experience, with lab versions of the machinery discussed in the lecture part of the course.
  
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    EET* K144 - Fundamentals Electrical Circuits and Machines °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K186 .
    Corequisite: EET* K145 .
    This course covers the basics of DC and AC electricity in its first half and provides the foundation for the basics of power generation, distribution and conversion. Replaces Electricity and AC/DC Machinery.
  
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    EET* K145 - Fundamentals Electrical Circuits and Machines Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: MAT* K186 .
    Corequisite: EET* K144 .
    Students will conduct laboratory experiments in electrical power, from basic principles through operation of AC and DC machinery; it is for students in Nuclear Engineering Technology and other non-electrical programs. Replaces Electricity and AC/DC Machinery Lab.
  
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    EET* K162 - Electronic Applications °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I .
    Corequisites: MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S  and EET* K163 .
    This course is a degree level study of Basic Electronics. It is designed for students who are NOT in the Electrical Engineering Technology degree program or for students who need to upgrade their skills before enrolling in the EET program. Recommended for Computer Science Technology students.
  
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    EET* K163 - Electronic Applications Lab °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I .
    Corequisites: MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S  and EET* K162 .
    This course is the lab component to Electronic Applications. It is designed for students who are NOT in the Electrical Engineering Technology degree program or for students who need to upgrade their skills before enrolling in the EET program. Recommended for Computer Science Technology students.
  
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    EET* K234 - Electronics II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K134 
    Corequisite: EET* K235 .
    In this course, the design, analysis and synthesis of semiconductor circuits for various applications are presented. Bipolar and field effect transistors as well as in­tegrated circuits are considered. High and low frequency effects are investigated. Various circuits and circuit functions will be addressed, including multistage and feedback amplifiers, operational amplifiers, power amplifiers, regulated power supplies, silicon controlled rectifiers, and oscillators.
  
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    EET* K235 - Electronics II Lab °


    1.5 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K134 
    Corequisite: EET* K234 .
    This course supports Electronics II by providing the student with practical experience in designing, building, and evaluating the operation of a variety of electronic circuits. Both computer simulation and bench experimentation are employed in gaining familiarization with circuit design, function, and operation.
  
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    EET* K254 - Digital Electronics I °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Students will engage in a comprehensive study of binary logic gates. The circuits for certain various gates are analyzed. The course also includes the study of codes, encoding, decoding, number systems, and various sequential logic circuits such as flip-flops, counters, and shift registers. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. In the laboratory portion of the course, students will engage in a comprehensive study of logic circuitry. Circuits containing various logic gates are built and tested. Applications of logic circuitry in practical applications are also build and evaluated.
  
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    EET* K258 - Microprocessors & Controls °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Students will be introduced to the concepts involved in single board microcomputers. Emphasis is placed upon using a microprocessor as a control device, and also in a microcomputer system. Various microcomputer and related integrated circuits are studied. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. In the laboratory portion of this course, students will build and evaluate microcomputer based systems. Students will also develop assembly and high level code, program the systems, carry out performance tests and develop laboratory reports.
  
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    EET* K264 - Data Acquisition and Controls °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    This course provides an introduction to data acquisition circuits and systems as well as basic feedback control systems. Topics include measurements techniques, computerized data acquisitions, introduction to LabVIEW, Interfacing to microcontrollers and instrumentation, signal processing and communications, and feedback control techniques, mechanical systems and mechanical power transmission. Students will learn the basics of measurements and data acquisition using LabVIEW based exercises. This lab portion of this course provides students with hands-on experience with analog and digital closed loop automatic control components, circuits, and systems. It familiarizes students with analog and digital simulation techniques. LabVIEW and microcontrollers are used extensively with various sensors and actuators.
  
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    EET* K266 - Advanced Controls and Robotics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K264 
    This course builds on topics from EET* K264  with the sensors, microcontrollers, actuators and programmable logic controllers, that make up modern day robots. Automatic control system techniques are used to implement robot analysis and design. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. This lab provides students with hands-on experience with the components and systems used in robotics. Students build or refurbish robot arms, rovers, quadrotor or other robotic systems. A microcomputer controlled system design project is included. This course is equivalent to MFG* K221 .
  
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    EET* K274 - Electronic Communication Systems °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* K105 ; MAT* K137  or MAT* K137S .
    Students will study communications from an informational and circuit/systems point of view. Modulation theory and techniques will be covered. Noise considerations, bandwidth requirements, and the transmission, propagation, reception and detection of RF signals will be considered. Analog and digital considerations will be addressed.  Modern digital communication systems including WiFi, Bluetooth and ZigBee will be evaluated. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory, course meets five hours per week. The Laboratory portion of this course supports provides students with hands-on experience in the design, check-out, and evaluation of the various circuits and subsystems that comprise a communications system. Students will use single board microcomputers and microcontrollers with Wifi, Bluetooth and other wireless formats to implement data acquisition, data logging and controls.
  
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    EET* K293 - Electrical CO-OP II°


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EET* 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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    EET* K295 - Electrical CO-OP °


    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 each co-op student during the semester internship.

Engineering

  
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    EGR* K111 - Introduction to Engineering °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K137 .
    Students will be introduced to the fields of engineering through design and graphics and comprehensive engineering projects. Topics include: sketching, charts, graphs, forces, energy, electrical circuits, mechanisms, robotics, manufacturing technologies, and fundamentals of engineering economics.
  
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    EGR* K211 - Engineering Statics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K254 .
    Corequisite: MAT* K254 .
    Students will be introduced to engineering mechanics via vector approach to static forces and their resolution. Topics include: properties of force systems, free-body analysis, first and second moments of areas and mass and static friction. Applications to trusses, frames, beams and cables are included.
  
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    EGR* K212 - Engineering Dynamics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: EGR* K211  and MAT* K256 .
    Engineering applications of Newtonian mechanics to dynamic forces, translational motion, work, impulse and momentum will be taught. Topics include: kinematics, kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, vibrations, energy and momentum conservation.

English

  
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    ENG* K096 - Introduction to College English °


    6 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ESL* K063  with a “C#” grade or better; or appropriate placement∞ through multiple measures assessment process.
    This course prepares students for the reading and writing demands in Composition and other college level courses by integrating reading, writing and critical thinking. Student writing will focus on understand reporting on, reacting to and analyzing the ideas of others. Texts will serve as models and sources for students to refine their skills in exposition, interpre­tation, and argumentation. Students learn and practice specific college-level skills through critical reading and writing, class discussions, lectures, group presentations or workshops. This course does not satisfy an English requirement or an elective in any degree program, nor do its credits count toward graduation.
  
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    ENG* K101 - Composition °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101 or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    College Composition engages students in critical observation, reading, and writ­ing. The course prepares the student for the exposition, analysis, and argument required in college writing, and for meeting the conventions of college English. Writing assignments require that students develop their own points of view and demonstrate understanding of complex ideas and issues. Methods for research, including use of the library, appropriate documentation, and incorporation of sources in original papers will be taught through assigned writings.
  
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    ENG* K101S - Composition Embedded Support °


    6 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101S placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better.
    ENG* K101S is a Composition course with embedded support for students in need of additional reading and writing practice. It engages students in critical observation, reading, and writing. The course prepares the student for the exposition, analysis, and argument required in college writing, and for meeting the conventions of college English. Writing assignments require that students develop their own points of view and demonstrate understanding of complex ideas and issues. Methods for research, including use of the library, appropriate documentation, and incorporation of sources in original papers will be taught through assigned writings. Recommended placement∞ in ENG* K101S may be based on multiple criteria including standardized test scores, entrance essays, high school transcripts or instructor/advisor suggestion. Students may also self-place into ENG* K101S. A grade of “C” or higher must be achieved to successfully complete ENG* K101S.
  
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    ENG* K102 - Literature & Composition °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  or permission of the instructor.
    Students learn how to read serious literature, how to develop an interpretation, and how to explain and support their ideas in writing. Through the study of selected works of fiction, poetry, and drama, students learn the elements of textual analysis and become familiar with the ways in which other critical approaches affect interpretation. In addition to continued instruction in composition, students are required to read and write frequently.
  
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    ENG* K200 - Advanced Composition °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  with a “C” grade or better; or permission of the instructor.
    This course is designed to further develop and refine expository writing skills for both academic and popular audiences. Assignments will stress interpretation, argumentation and critical thinking, with an emphasis on clarity, style and organization.
  
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    ENG* K202 - Technical Writing °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S .
    This course is designed for students who want to develop writing skills needed in the workplace. After targeting an audience, students will complete an array of assignments: memos, instructions, proposals, formal analytical reports, etc. Topics for these assignments will relate to the student’s major. Students will learn how to format pages, incorporate visuals into their writing, and give brief oral reports based on their written assignments. Students should have familiarity with word processing before enrolling in the course.
  
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    ENG* K210 - Fiction °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course surveys the elements, structure, technique and evolution of the novel in the Western literary tradition. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis including the incorporation of various critical approaches.
  
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    ENG* K211 - Short Story °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course explores the unique elements of the short story form, its historical and artistic development, and the stories of outstanding writers. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis including the incorporation of various critical approaches.
  
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    ENG* K213 - Poetry °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course explores the elements of poetry from traditional forms to contemporary ones. Readings will be selected from the ancients to the moderns, from different cultures, and from different historical and literary periods. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis including the incorporation of various critical approaches.
  
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    ENG* K222 - American Literature II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is a survey of American writers beginning from approximately 1865 to the present. Students will read the fiction, poetry, and drama of selected writers, and examine the dominant themes and literary movements that have shaped American literature. The multicultural dimensions of American literature will be explored, and a variety of relevant critical strategies will be used. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis including the incorporation of various critical approaches.
  
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    ENG* K232 - British Literature II °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is a chronological survey of British Literature from 1790 through the twentieth century. Through reading selected works of the Romantic, Victorian, Modern and post-Modern periods, emphasis will be placed upon the unfolding British literary tradition and its intellectual background. Themes include British patriarchy, women’s rights and the emergence of feminism, imperialism and nationalism, and the crisis of traditional belief systems, including religious, social, and political institutions. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis, including the incorporation of various critical approaches.
  
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    ENG* K240 - Studies in World Literature °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is intended to further develop the critical skills and knowledge students acquired in ENG* K102  by exploring recurring themes and various cultural perspectives. The emphasis is on works not covered in American and British literature courses, and particular topic selections will examine the impact of culture and history on the literary imagination. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis including the incorporation of various critical approaches. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    ENG* K250 - Studies in Ethnic Literature °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course explores social issues such as cultural identity and assimilation as they are presented in literature written by authors from different ethnic groups. Particular attention will be paid to international influences in the production of “ethnic” literature. A study of critical strategies necessary for recognizing the unique elements of ethnic literature will also be provided. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis, including the incorporation of various critical approaches. Course fulfills International intercultural Requirement.
  
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    ENG* K261 - Women Writers Across Cultures °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is intended to broaden students’ knowledge of literary traditions and themes from a non-western and multicultural approach through the lens of women’s writing. Students will read numerous works by women and will explore the use of critical strategies in relation to those works. Writing assignments will stress critical analysis, including the incorporation of various critical strategies. Emphasis will be on the influence of geography, history, and social environments in shaping women’s writing. Course fulfills International/Intercultural Requirement.
  
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    ENG* K281 - Creative Writing °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K102 .
    Creative Writing is an advanced writing course. Students will read, study, and analyze the literary techniques and craft of great prose and poetry writers. In structured exercises, they will practice strategies for creating character, plot, dialogue, symbolic and figurative imagery, as well as other key narrative and poetic elements. Students will also create their own prose and poetry projects.
  
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    ENG* K284 - Advanced Creative Writing °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K281  or permission of the instructor.
    Advanced Creative writing is for students who have a well established understanding of literary form and the fundamental elements of writing prose and poetry. This course is designed to help students develop and expand their writing portfolios. Students are required to write in both prose and poetry, and they will participate in cooperative writing workshops.
  
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    ENG* K296 - Work Experience in English


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course allows students to apply their knowledge of English in a practical setting, such as tutoring or publications. The number of credits, course requirements, and means of evaluation are specified in a contract between the instructor and the student.

Environmental Engineering Technology

  
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    ENV* K101 - Environmental Studies


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K096  or higher. Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in ENV* K101 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    This is a course that describes the study of the biological and physical aspects of the environment and environment-related issues, including procedures for lessening or controlling environmental pollution and related damage. Some field work will be included. Course fulfills International/Intercultural requirement.
  
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    ENV* K110 - Environmental Regulations °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENV* K101 .
    This course provides a broad view of federal, state, and municipal environmental regulations as they apply to industry, commercial establishments, local governmental facilities, and the individual citizen. It provides a practical approach to regulatory understanding to enable one to plan an effective and economically sound compliance program. Course topics include the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), SARA Title III (Community Right-to-Know), and federal, state, and local regulations, covering such topics as hazardous material transportation, in-ground tank storage, and specific hazardous materials such as asbestos and PCBs.
  
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    ENV* K130 - Occupational Safety & Health


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is an introduction to Occupational Safety & Health in the workplace. It will introduce students to the safety and health field and address the application of engineering, management principles, and techniques to safety, health, and loss control. The topics include general safety, health, and risk assessment concepts and terms. Discussions will include historical developments, program management, problem identification, engineering as­sessment, hazard recognition, evaluation, and control. The course work will also introduce the student to measurement and evaluation systems, legal and regulatory requirements, environmental health and safety, industrial hygiene, safety engineering, product safety and public health, risk assessment analysis and management, accident investigation, ergonomics, and ethics and professionalism. A visit to an industrial site will be included.
  
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    ENV* 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. This course is equivalent to GIS* K146 .
  
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    ENV* K172 - Environmental Research Project I °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
    This course introduces and develops skills in microscopy techniques, field research, literature searches, monitoring equipment usage, and teamwork, and provides hands-on experience in the field and laboratory.
  
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    ENV* K207 - Sustainable Landscape Ecology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: BIO* K180  or ENV* K101 .
    This course will cover the basic concepts, principles, and methods of landscape ecology, as well as its important applications in nature conservation, resource management, and landscape planning and design. Through reading and discussion students will explore the ecological relationships of biotic communities in heterogeneous environments and the importance of the landscape scale to ecosystem diversity and function in wetlands, forests and rangelands. Students will learn about the relationships of landscape ecology to plant ecology, animal ecology, popula­tion ecology, aquatic ecology, landscape architecture and geography. Students will specifically address sustainability, BMPs and conservation issues at the landscape scale. Students will perform field work and site visits. Students will examine the aspects of soil ecology relevant to environmental studies, especially focusing on sustainability and conservation of soils, soils as functional components of agricultural ecosystems and on the role of soils in the global biochemical cycling of organic carbon. The student will be introduced to fundamental concepts of soil science, soil organisms and ecosystem ecology of soils, and will apply their understanding of soil ecology to current environmental problems including coil stewardship and sustainability.
  
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    ENV* K208 - Long Island Sound Ecology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENV* K101  or permission of the instructor.
    This course is an ecological study of Long Island Sound marine environments. Emphasis is placed on the factors limiting the distribution of marine organisms and on the visual recognition of invertebrates, fish, and seaweeds. Extensive travel to off campus field study locations is featured. Pollution run-off to the Long Island Sound and urban areas will be discussed.
  
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    ENV* K220 - Hazardous Materials °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: None required; CHE* K111  or CHE* K121  recommended.
    This course is a study of accident preven­tion, safety, industrial hygiene and proper procedures for handling hazardous materials. Properties of many industrial reagents and solvents are examined so they can be handled and stored prop­erly. The following specific topics will be covered: Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), labeling, personnel training and records, emergency response program, toxicity routes of entry, storage, ventilation, personal protective equipment, barriers, and spills containment Requirements of OSHA, SPCC, RCRA, and TSCA will be reviewed to provide students with a working knowledge of the regulations. This course meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120.
  
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    ENV* K230 - Environmental Control Processes °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CHE* K111  or CHE* K121 ; ENV* K101 ; MAT* K172  or higher.
    This course gives an introduction to the concepts and quantitative techniques of environmental engineering. The topics are presented as the basis for the operations and processes used to control air and water pollution, to treat supplied water, to remediate contaminated sites, and to dispose of or otherwise handle solid wastes. Course contents include mass balance, chemical equilibria, exponential growth and decay, surface and ground­water flow and transport, unit operations, and chemical and biological treatment processes, as well as discussions of risk assessment and application of environmental policies.
  
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    ENV* K238 - Air Quality °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K172 ; CHE* K111  or CHE* K121 .
    This course gives a comprehensive over­view of outdoor and indoor air pollution problems as well as noise pollution. Topics include types and sources of pollutants and their effects on the atmosphere, human health, and vegetation. Regulation, surveillance, and control methods will be discussed.
  
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    ENV* K242 - Hydrology °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K172  or higher.
    This course features an emphasis on ground water. Topics include weather as it affects water resources, precipitation, stream flow, stream flow hydro graphics, rainfall run-off relationships, the impact of natural and man-made phenomena on water resources, and ground water hydrology.
  
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    ENV* K245 - Water Resources Engineering


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENV* K245L .
    This course studies the methodology used in determining storm water runoff for small urban areas. The theory and logic of both the Rationale Method and the Soil Conservation Services TR-55 are studied in detail. The quantity computations are covered, as well as the understanding of gutter analysis. As part of the lab, the student will design a storm drain system, including a cost estimate for the project.
  
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    ENV* K245L - Water Resources Engineering Lab


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Corequisite: ENV* K245 .
    This course gives the methodology used in determining storm water runoff for small urban areas. This lab is used as a practical exercise to develop the methods of Water Resources Engineering, includ­ing actual design of a storm water system with a cost estimate.
  
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    ENV* K254 - Nuclear Environmental Impact °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CHE* K111  or CHE* K121 ; MAT* K186 , ENV* K101 , PHY* K115 .
    This course introduces the effects of ionizing radiation on humans and ways to measure radiation in the environment. Topics include sources and properties of radiation environmental pathways, nuclear fuel cycle, high and low radioactive wastes, and nuclear power plants. Emphasis will be on the impact of waste on the environment.
  
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    ENV* K265 - Fundamental Measurements and Applications Lab


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisites: MAT* K172 . Recommended High School Chemistry or CHE* K111 .
    This course will familiarize students with environmental analysis, instrumentation, and sampling methods. Students will have hands-on training and experience with various sampling analysis equip­ment and techniques. Upon completion the participants will understand the basic concepts necessary to choose and conduct environmental measurements in streams, lakes, and wetlands and for stormwater runoff, wastewater, gasses and soils. The student will also be able to utilize computer applications to perform data analysis for all laboratory and field work methods completed.
  
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    ENV* K275 - Environmental Control Project °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: CHE* K111  or CHE* K121 ; MAT* K172 , ENV* K101 , ENV* K230 .
    Corequisite: CHE* K111  or CHE* K121 .
    This course is designed to provide stu­dents with experience in designing an industrial environmental management system. Knowledge and application of regulations, sampling methods, waste minimization, hazardous materials, waste­water treatment, and pollution control techniques are required for successful completion of the project.
  
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    ENV* K277 - Environmental Research Project II °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: ENV* K172 .
    This course further enhances the skills learned in ENV* K172 . The course will include field work and flexible hours.
  
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    ENV* K278 - Environmental Research Project III °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: ENV* K277 .
    This course further enhances the skills learned in ENV* K277 . The course will include field work and flexible hours. Advanced students will mentor less advanced students in this course.
  
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    ENV* K279 - Environmental Research Project IV °


    1 CREDIT HOUR
    Prerequisite: ENV* K278 .
    This course further enhances the skills learned in ENV* K278 . The course will include field work and flexible hours. Advanced students will mentor less advanced students in this course.
  
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    ENV* K280 - Environmental Surveying °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: MAT* K172 .
    Environmental Surveying introduces students to the concepts, technologies and techniques that allow us to collect, manage, analyze and represent spatial information for a wide variety of applications. The course will cover basic concepts, definitions, and functions associat­ed with Land Surveying. We will examine how surveying can be applied in different fields including urban planning, wetland delineation, environmental and natural resource management, site remediation, and land-use. We will also consider larger societal issues in this course, including how the increasing use of surveying, global positioning systems (GPS), and geographical information systems (GIS) technologies in public agencies, business and non-profit organizations has enabled business, government and the public to make more informed land-use decisions.
  
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    ENV* K291 - Environmental Engineering Technology 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.
    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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    ENV* K295 - Environmental Issues Seminar


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: Recommended ENV* K101  or BIO* K180  or by permission of instructor.
    This seminar consists of assigned readings and guest lecturers on various environmental topics that are important to the development of Environmental and Civil Engineering Technology students, but also valuable for anyone who wants to learn, understand, and write effectively about the environment. Some common seminar topics may include federal and state regulations, solid and municipal waste management, best management practices (BMPs), environmental restoration and remediation, alternative and renewable energy, sustainable landscape management, sustainable agriculture, stewardship, land use, water quality, stormwater management and global and local environmental quality trends. Students are required to discuss, think about, and write about the topics, carrying out their own library research, to support positions that they will develop.
  
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    ENV* K296 - Environmental Engineering Technology CO-OP II°


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENV* K291  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.

     


English as a Second Language

  
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    ESL* K060 - Writing With Oral Practice and Grammer I


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    In this intensive course, students will work extensively on the sentence level of beginner/high beginner grammatical structure through speaking, listening, and writing exercises and language learning games. They will also generate personal writing through narration, description and opinion. Students will be introduces to the writing process and oral reading strategies.
  
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    ESL* K061 - Writing With Oral Practice and Grammer II


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ESL* K060  with a “C#” grade or better.
    In this course, a continuation of ESL* K060 , students will practice sentence level and paragraph skills of low-intermediate intermediate grammatical structures through speaking, listening, and writing exercises and language learning games. They will develop compostition skills by learning to organize information in a variety of different ways including by order of importance and compare and contrast. Students will also study vocabulary online and keep a vocabulary journal. Oral reading strategies will be emphasized.
  
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    ESL* K062 - Sentence Structure


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    This course is a basic writing course, intended for the ESOL population, which will cover the mechanics of writing a well-structured sentence. Subject/verb agreement, subject/verb/object format, adjectival and prepositional phrases and vocabulary building will be the major skills covered in this course. A portion of the class time will be geared toward the A∞ Learning computer software program.
  
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    ESL* K063 - Writing With Oral Practice and Grammer III °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ESL* K061  with a “C#” or better.
    In the final course of this series, students will complete their study of intermediate grammatical structures. Writing assign­ments will shift from one paragraph to the essay as students learn to incorporate facts, examples, reason, and more into their paragraphs. Students will study vocabulary on-line and keep a vocabulary journal. Reading strategies such as annotating, summarizing, and paraphrasing will also be introduced.

French

  
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    FRE* K111 - Elementary French I °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a grade of “C#” or better.
    This course introduces the basic principles of the French language and provides a cultural understanding of the Franco phonic world. The emphasis of the course is on developing and applying the basic skills of language learning: listening, speaking, writing, and reading through classroom activities. Language laboratory is available.
  
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    FRE* K112 - Elementary French II °


    4 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: FRE* K111 .
    This course is a continuation of Elementary French I. More advanced grammatical structures are introduced to help students continue to develop the skills of language learning, and to prepare them to begin expressing more complex thoughts in French. Cultural notes and literary readings will be included to offer a wide range of historical, social, political and artistic information to increase the knowledge and understanding of the French speaking world. Language laboratory is available.

Fire Technology and Administration

  
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    FTA* K112 - Introduction to Fire Technology


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Corequisite: ENG* K096  or permission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience. Please note: if completing ENG* K096  prior to enrolling in FTA* K112 , a grade of “C#” or better is required for registration into this course.
    This course covers the nature and extent of the fire problems in the United States with a focus on the organizational structure that addresses the fire control and prevention problems; the basic characteristics and behavior of fires; hazardous properties of materials; extinguishing agents; fire protection equipment, and fire test methods.
  
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    FTA* K116 - Building Construction °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: FTA* K112  or permission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience.
    This course covers the major types of building construction and their related problems under fire conditions. Fire resistance and flame spread ratings, fire walls and partitions, protection of openings, and fire test methods are major instructional subjects.
  
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    FTA* K118 - Fire Prevention and Inspection °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: FTA* K112  or permission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience.
    This course identifies the history and philosophy of fire prevention. Organizing for fire prevention and inspection, training inspectors, methods of inspection, reports and record keeping, fire prevention education, public relations in inspection work coordination with government agencies, and code administration are key instructional subjects.
  
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    FTA* K125 - Chemistry for Emergency Responders °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; FTA* K112 ; or permission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience. MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I  or high school algebra recommended.
    This course is designed to prepare the responder to function safely at the scene of a hazardous materials incident by understanding the potential hazards. This is accomplished by gaining recognition of chemical nomenclature and basic principles of chemistry in order to assess risks to responders and the public. The course seeks to convey to first responders or prevention personnel a sound understanding of the basic chemistry of hazardous ma­terials to permit them to correctly assess the threat posed by hazardous materials incidents that may occur accidentally or intentionally. Problem-solving sessions and interactive discussion cover topics such as salts and inorganic nonsalts, hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon derivatives, and hydrocarbon radicals. Applying the science of chemistry to thermodynamics, volatility, and combustion provides real world opportunities.
  
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    FTA* K210 - Water Supply and Hydraulics °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisites: MAT* K172 ; PHY* K114 ; or per­mission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience.
    This course covers the basic properties of incompressible fluids, static and velocity pressures, and flow through orifices. Bernoulli’s Theorem, Venturi principle, flow of water in pipes, Reynolds number, Hazen- Williams formula, head calculations, water distribution systems, and pumping problems constitute key subject areas.
  
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    FTA* K213 - Codes and Standards


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Topics covered in this course covered are fire and building codes as a means for providing reasonable public safety; the code development and adoption process; code administration; major code producing organizations; national standards with particular concentration on the Life Safety Code of the NFPA and its referenced standards. Three class hours weekly.
  
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    FTA* K216 - Municipal Fire Administration °


    3 CREDIT HOURS
    Prerequisite: FTA* K112  or permission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience.
    This course focuses on the organization of municipal fire prevention and control services, needs analysis, master planning, organizational structuring, distribution of company’s personnel requirements, hiring practices, training, record keeping, work scheduling, staff development, labor problems, physical equipment and facilities, and budget preparations.
 

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