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Course Descriptions


The numbers in parentheses listed following the course description, Semester Hours:  (3 - 3 - 0), are explained below:

  • The first digit is the number of semester credit hours for the course.
  • The second digit is the number of lecture hours per week in a regular 16 week semester.
  • The third digit is the number of laboratory/clinical/internship/practicum hours per week in a regular 16 week semester.

Hours met per week are based on semester-length classes; courses of shorter semesters during such as flex classes, will meet for more hours per week for equivalency.

 
  
  •  

    PHYS 2425 - University Physics I


    Prerequisites: MATH 2413  or equivalent with a C or better

    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    Fundamental principles of physics, using calculus, for science, computer science, and engineering majors; the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion, physical systems and thermodynamics; and emphasis on problem solving; basic laboratory experiments supporting the theoretical principles presented as well as experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports.

     

    This course fulfills the Life and Physical Sciences foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Empirical Quantitative Skills, and Teamwork.

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 3)

    CIP: 40.0801.54 03




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    PHYS 2426 - University Physics II


    Prerequisites: PHYS 2425  and MATH 2414  or equivalents with a C or better

    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    This course follows PHYS 2425 . Topics include the basic principles and applications of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optical phenomena, and selected topics in modern physics. Emphasis is on problem solving and integrating concepts from mechanics and calculus. Computer applications relevant to course content may be utilized.

     

    This course fulfills the Life and Physical Sciences foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Empirical Quantitative Skills, and Teamwork.

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 3)

    CIP: 40.0801.54 03




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    POFI 1301 - Computer Applications I


    Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or 25 words per minute keyboarding skill

    Overview of computer office applications including current terminology and technology. Introduction to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 52.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    POFI 1341 - Computer Applications II


    Prerequisites: POFI 1301  

    Continued study of current computer terminology and technology. Advanced skill development in computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 52.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    POFI 1349 - Spreadsheets


    Skill development in concepts, procedures, and application of spreadsheets. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 52.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    POFI 2301 - Word Processing


    Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or POFT 1329  or 25 words per minute keyboarding skill

    Word processing software focusing on business applications.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 52.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    POFI 2331 - Desktop Publishing


    Prerequisites: Proficiency in word processing software

    In-depth coverage of desktop publishing terminology, text editing, and use of design principles. Emphasis on layout techniques, graphics, multiple page displays, and business applications. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 3)

    CIP: 52.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    POFI 2340 - Advanced Word Processing


    Prerequisites: POFI 2301  or ITSW 1301  or MOS certification

    Advanced word processing techniques in merging, macros, graphics, and desktop publishing. Includes extensive formatting for technical documents. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 52.0407


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    POFL 1305 - Legal Terminology


    Overview of the areas of law and legal professions, including spelling, pronunciation, and definition of legal terms.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 22.0301


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: No
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    POFM 1300 - Basic Medical Coding


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0320  
    Presentation and application of basic coding rules, principles, guidelines, and conventions utilizing various coding systems.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 51.0716


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    POFM 1327 - Medical Insurance


    Survey of medical insurance including the life cycle of various claim forms, terminology, patient relations, and legal and ethical issues.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 51.0716


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    POFT 1120 - Job Search Skills


    Skills to seek and obtain employment in business and industry.

    Semester Hours: (1 -1- 1)

    CIP: 52.0401


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    POFT 1232 - Workplace Diversity


    Examines gender, cultural background, age, and other factors affecting coworker/client relationships. Includes behavioral expectations and standards in the business environment.

    Semester Hours: (2 -2- 0)

    CIP: 52.0204


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: No
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
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    POFT 1301 - Business English


    Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 52.0501


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    POFT 1307 - Proofreading and Editing


    Prerequisites: POFT 1301  or department approval

    Instruction in proofreading and editing skills necessary to assure accuracy in business documents.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 52.0501


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: No
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    POFT 1309 - Administrative Office Procedures I


    Prerequisites: Basic keyboarding skills

    Study of current office procedures, duties, and responsibilities applicable to an office environment.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 52.0401


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    POFT 1313 - Professional Workforce Preparation


    Preparation for the work force including ethics, interpersonal relations, professional attire, and career advancement.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 52.0401


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    POFT 1319 - Records and Information Management I


    Introduction to basic records information management filing systems including manual and electronic filing.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 52.0401


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    POFT 1321 - Business Math


    Fundamentals of business mathematics including analytical and critical thinking skills.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 52.0408


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    POFT 1325 - Business Math Using Technology


    Skill development in business math problem-solving skills using electronic technology.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 52.0408


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    POFT 1329 - Beginning Keyboarding


    Skill development keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 52.0408


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    POFT 2301 - Intermediate Keyboarding


    Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or POFT 1329  or 25 words per minute keyboarding skill

    A continuation of keyboarding skills emphasizing speed, accuracy levels and formatting documents.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 52.0408


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    POFT 2303 - Speed and Accuracy Building


    Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or POFT 1329  or 25 words per minute keyboarding skill

    Review, correct, and improve keyboarding techniques for the purpose of increasing speed and improving accuracy.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 52.0408


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    POFT 2312 - Business Correspondence and Communication


    Prerequisites: POFT 1301  or ENGL 1301  or department approval

    Development of writing and presentation skills to produce effective business communications.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 52.0501


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    POFT 2380 - Cooperative Education - Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General


    Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and approval of workstation by instructor/coordinator

    Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component.

    Semester Hours: (3 -1- 20)

    CIP: 52.0401


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: No
  
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    PSYC 1300 - Learning Framework


    Cross-Listed With: EDUC 1300  

    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: Ready for INRW 0420

    A study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation, 2) factors that impact learning, and 3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 42.2701.51 25


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    PSYC 2301 - General Psychology


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Survey of major topics in psychology. Introduces the study of behavior and the factors that determine and affect behavior and mental processes.

    This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Empirical Quantitative Skills, and Social Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 42.0101.51 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    PSYC 2306 - Human Sexuality


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Study of the psychological, sociological, and physiological aspects of human sexuality.

    This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Empirical Quantitative Skills, and Social Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 42.0101.53 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    PSYC 2307 - Adolescent Psychology I


    This course examines the relationship of the physical, emotional, social, and mental factors of growth and development in early adolescence with particular emphasis on behavior, self-image, interpersonal relationships, and motivation.

    This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Empirical Quantitative Skills, and Social Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 42.0701.51 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PSYC 2308 - Child Psychology


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    Study of the relationship of the physical, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, perceptual, and social factors of growth and development during childhood.

    This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Empirical Quantitative Skills, and Social Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 42.2703.51 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
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    PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth and Development


    Prerequisites: PSYC 2301 

    Study of the relationship of the physical, emotional, social and mental factors of growth and development of the individual throughout the lifespan.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 42.0701.51 25


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
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    PSYC 2316 - Psychology of Personality


    Prerequisites: PSYC 2301 

    Study of various approaches to determinants, development, and assessment of personality.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 42.0101.57 25


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    PSYC 2319 - Social Psychology


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Study of individual behavior within the social environment. May include topics such as the socio-psychological process, attitude formation and change, interpersonal relations, and group processes.

    This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Empirical Quantitative Skills, and Social Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 42.1601.51 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    PTAC 1302 - Introduction to Process Technology


    Special Program Tuition: $300
    An introduction overview of the various processing industries.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 41.0301


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTAC 1310 - Process Technology I - Equipment


    Prerequisites: PTAC 1302 

    Introduction to the use of common processing equipment.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 3)

    CIP: 41.0301


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTAC 1332 - Process Instrumentation I


    Prerequisites: PTAC 1302 

    Study of the instruments and control systems used in the process industry including terminology, process variables, symbology, control loops, and basic troubleshooting.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 41.0301


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTAC 1350 - Industrial Economics


    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0410
    Examination of the profitability factors of plant operations including personnel and business strategies.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 41.0301


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTAC 1454 - Industrial Processes


    Prerequisites: PTAC 1302 

    The study of the common types of industrial processes.

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 4)

    CIP: 41.0301


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTAC 2314 - Principles of Quality


    Prerequisites: PTAC 1302 

    Study of the background and application of quality concepts. Topics include team skills, quality tools, statistics, economics and continuous improvement.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 41.0301


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    PTAC 2336 - Process Instrumentation II


    Prerequisites: PTAC 1332  or INCR 1302  

    Continued study of the instruments and control systems used in the process industries including terminology, process variables, symbology, control loops, and troubleshooting.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 41.0301


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTAC 2346 - Process Troubleshooting


    Prerequisites: PTAC 2420 

    Instruction in the different types of troubleshooting techniques, procedures, and methods used to solve process problems.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 41.0301


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    PTAC 2420 - Process Technology II - Systems


    Prerequisites: PTAC 1310  and PTAC 1332 

    A study of the various process systems, including related scientific principles.

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 3)

    CIP: 41.0301


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTAC 2438 - Process Technology III - Operations


    Prerequisites: PTAC 2420 , or concurrent enrollment

    This course emphasizes activities associated with the hands-on operation of process equipment.

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 3)

    CIP: 41.0301


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTRT 1301 - Introduction to Petroleum Industry


    Special Program Tuition: $300
    An introduction to the various aspects of petroleum industry including equipment, systems, instrumentation, operations, and the various scientific principles. Addresses a variety of petroleum technologies: exploration, drilling, production, transportation, marketing, and chemical processing industries.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 15.0903


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTRT 1307 - Recovery and Production Methods


    Describe natural reservoir drive mechanisms, and artificial lift methods; identify the components of lift surface systems; identify factors used to select; and describe basic life and recovery methods.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 15.0903


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
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    PTRT 1309 - Corrosion Basics


    Principles of corrosion as it applies to oil and gas industries. Addresses the deterioration of materials, devices, and pieces of oil field (or other) machinery/equipment. Emphasis on terminology associated with metallic and nonmetallic corrosion.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 15.0903


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTRT 1321 - Oil Field Hydraulics


    Study of well control practices applicable to drilling, completion, and production. Includes calculating and evaluating the characteristics of the flowing and static fluids in various tubular and annular systems.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 15.0903


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTRT 1324 - Petroleum Instrumentation


    Study of instruments, instrument systems, terminology, process variables, and control loops as used in a petroleum environment.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 15.0903


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTRT 2323 - Natural Gas Production


    Prerequisites: PTRT 1301 

    An overview of the aspects of natural gas and oil production including various aspects of hydrocarbon production, processing equipment, and gas compression/transportation systems.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 15.0903


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTRT 2331 - Well Completions


    Drilling and wellbore analysis data to develop a well completion plan.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 15.0903


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTRT 2332 - Artificial Lift


    Practical aspects of artificial lift in production systems.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 3)

    CIP: 15.0903


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTRT 2335 - Basic Pipeline Operations


    An overview of pipeline design, maintenance, and operations, including safety and regulatory compliance.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 15.0903


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTRT 2359 - Petroleum Computer Applications


    Computer applications used in the petroleum industry. Includes the automation of open and closed loop systems.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 15.0903


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    PTRT 2380 - Cooperative Education - Petroleum Technology/Technician


    Prerequisites: Departmental approval

    Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component.

    Semester Hours: (3 -1- 15)

    CIP: 15.0903


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    QCTC 1243 - Quality Assurance


    Principles and applications designed to introduce quality assurance.

    Semester Hours: (2 -2- 1)

    CIP: 15.0702


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    RBTC 1305 - Robotic Fundamentals


    An introduction to flexible automation. Topics include installation, repair, maintenance, and development of flexible robotic manufacturing systems.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 15.0405


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    RSTO 2301 - Principles of Food and Beverage Controls


    A study of financial principles and controls of food service operation including review of operation policies and procedures. Topics include financial budgeting and cost analysis emphasizing food and beverage labor costs, operational analysis, and international and regulatory reporting procedures. Recommended Basic Skills prerequisites: Ready for INRW 0420

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 12.0504


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SDEV 0171 - Strategies for Success


    This course is designed for the academically at-risk student needing to improve skills for academic success. Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to: time/priority management, study techniques, motivation, goal setting and decision making, critical thinking skills, learning styles, stress management, career planning, and interpersonal skills. Required of students placed on Academic Dismissal, Permanent Academic Dismissal and/or Financial Aid Suspension. Recommended for students on Continued Academic Probation. Student must receive a grade of C or better to successfully complete this course.

    Semester Hours: (1 -1- 0)

    CIP: 32.0101.52 12


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SDEV 0370 - Foundations for College Learning


    This is a first-year seminar course designed to support the transition of students into their college experience. Students acquire a clearer understanding of college requirements, campus culture and resources. They will explore career paths, examine personal motivation and develop study skills common to successful college students. SDEV 0370 will meet the requirement for SDEV 0170 . Required of students having fewer than 15 college level credit hours (not to include dual credit), and needing course work in developmental areas based on entrance test scores. Student must receive a grade of C or better to successfully complete this course.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0101.52 12


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SOCI 1301 - Introductory Sociology


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420

    Introduction to the concepts and principles used in the study of group life, social institutions, and social processes.

    This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Empirical Quantitative Skills, and Social Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 45.1101.51 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SOCI 1306 - Social Problems


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    Application of sociological principles to the major problems of contemporary society, such as inequality, crime and violence, substance abuse, deviance, or family problems.

    This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Sciences foundational component area of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Empirical Quantitative Skills, and Social Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 45.1101.52 25




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SOCI 2301 - Marriage and the Family


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    Sociological examination of marriage and family life. Problems of courtship, mate selection, and marriage adjustment in modern American society.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 45.1101.54 25


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SOCI 2340 - Drug Use and Abuse


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420  

    Study of the use and abuse of drugs in today’s society. Emphasizes the physiological, sociological, and psychological factors.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 45.1101.55 25


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SOCW 2361 - Introduction to Social Work


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Development of the history, philosophy, and practice of social work in the United States, survey of the fields and techniques of social work.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 44.0701.51 24


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SOCW 2362 - Social Welfare as a Social Institution


    Prerequisites: SOCW 2361 

    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0410
    The study of modern social work, the underlying philosophy and ethics of social work, and the major divisions and types of social work together with their methods and objectives.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 44.0701.52 24


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SPAN 1411 - Elementary Spanish I


    Introduction to the fundamentals of the Spanish language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

    Semester Hours: (4 -4- 1)

    CIP: 16.0905.51 13


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SPAN 1412 - Elementary Spanish II


    Prerequisites: SPAN 1411 , Placement exam, or departmental approval.

    Introduction to the fundamentals of the Spanish language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This course is a continuation of SPAN 1411 .

    Semester Hours: (4 -4- 1)

    CIP: 16.0905.51 13


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SPAN 2311 - Intermediate Spanish I


    Prerequisites: SPAN 1412 , placement exam, or departmental approval

    This course is a continuation of SPAN 1412 . It provides additional development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Short literary selections are introduced in a context of Hispanic culture and civilization.

    This course fulfills the Language, Philosophy, and Culture foundational component area of the core, and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Social Responsibility, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 16.0905.52 13




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SPAN 2312 - Intermediate Spanish II


    Prerequisites: SPAN 2311 , placement exam, or departmental approval

    This course is a continuation of SPAN 2311 . It provides additional development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Short literary selections are introduced in a context of Hispanic culture and civilization.

    This course fulfills the Language, Philosophy, and Culture foundational component area of the core, and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Social Responsibility, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 16.0905.52 13




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SPCH 1311 - Introduction to Speech Communication


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: Ready for INRW 0420

    This course focuses on theories and practice of communication in interpersonal, small group and public speech. Students learn about communication theory, improve skills in communication with others, and make formal oral presentations.

    This course fulfills the additional Communication component area option of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 23.1001.51 12




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: Ready for INRW 0420

    This course focuses on research, composition, organization, delivery, and analysis of speeches for various purposes and occasions. This course is designed for students who want to improve skills in public speaking. Emphasis is on critical thinking and refining techniques of speaking.

    This course fulfills the additional Communication component area option of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 23.1001.53 12




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SPCH 1318 - Interpersonal Communication


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: Ready for INRW 0420

    This course focuses on the theories and exercises in verbal and nonverbal communication with focus on interpersonal relationships. Students improve their interpersonal skills by examining issues involving: language, nonverbal communication, culture, listening, conflict resolution, and self-concept. (Excellent for students entering the fields of health care, education or any occupation with a high level of interpersonal exchange.)

    This course fulfills the additional Communication component area option of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 23.1001.54 12




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SPCH 1321 - Business and Professional Communication


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: Ready for INRW 0420

    This course focuses on the application of theories and practice of speech communication as applied to business and professional situations. Students learn the fundamental techniques of business and professional presentations, including organizational and other types of communication used in business settings. Emphasis is on critical thinking, nonverbal communication, listening skills, interviewing, group processes and formal presentations in an organizational environment.

    This course fulfills the additional Communication component area option of the core and addresses the following required objectives: Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 23.1001.52 12




    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SPCH 1342 - Voice and Diction


    Cross-Listed With: DRAM 2336 

    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: Ready for INRW 0420

    Physiology and mechanics of effective voice production with practice in articulation, pronunciation, and enunciation.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 23.1001.58 12


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SPCH 2333 - Discussion and Small Group Communication


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    This course focuses on discussion and small group theories and techniques as they relate to group process and interaction. Students will examine and participate in the group process to achieve a better understanding of group dynamics in different environments.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 23.1001.56 12


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SPCH 2335 - Argumentation and Debate


    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420 

    The course covers the principles of argumentation and debate, analysis and discussion of current public questions, briefing, inductive and deductive reasoning, strategy, refutation, and rebuttal in debates.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 23.1001.59 12


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    SPCH 2341 - Oral Interpretation


    Cross-Listed With: DRAM 2370 

    This course focuses on theories and techniques in analyzing and interpreting literature. Students will participate in the analysis and oral presentation of various literary forms.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 23.1001.57 12


    Offered at:
    NLC: Yes
    NVC: Yes
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: Yes
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    TECM 1303 - Technical Calculations


    Specific mathematical calculations required by business and industry. Includes whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, percents, ratios, and proportions.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 27.0301


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: Yes
  
  •  

    VTHT 1109 - Veterinary Nutrition


    Prerequisites: BIOL 1308 , ENGL 1301  

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0320  
    Fundamentals of energy and non-energy producing nutrients, their sources and functions. Integration of concepts including digestion, absorption, and metabolism with application to normal and therapeutic nutritional needs.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 2)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 1125 - Pharmacological Calculations


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 , BIOL 1308  

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0320  
    Skill development in calculating drug dosages.

    Semester Hours: (1 -1- 0)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 1203 - Canine and Feline Care and Husbandry


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 BIOL 1308  

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0320  
    Survey of feeding, common management practices, and care of canines and felines in a clinical setting. Introduction to common diseases of canines and felines encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine.

    Semester Hours: (2 -2- 1)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 1205 - Veterinary Medical Terminology


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 , BIOL 1308  

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0320  
    Introduction to word parts, directional terminology, and analysis of veterinary terms.

    Semester Hours: (2 -2- 0)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 1217 - Veterinary Office Management


    Prerequisites: VTHT 1341 , VTHT 2217 , VTHT 2205 , VTHT 2331  

    Practical experience in management of the veterinary practice. Emphasis on client relations, record keeping, inventory, employment skills, and computer skills in the veterinary environment.

    Semester Hours: (2 -1- 4)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 1249 - Veterinary Pharmacology


    Prerequisites: VTHT 2301 , VTHT 2213 , VTHT 2321 , VTHT 2323  

    Fundamentals of pharmacology including recognition, calculation, labeling, packaging, and administration of veterinary drugs, biologics, and therapeutic agents. Discussion of normal and abnormal responses to these agents.

    Semester Hours: (2 -1- 3)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 1301 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 , BIOL 1308  

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0320  
    Survey of the profession of veterinary technology with emphasis on basic techniques, handling and care of animals, and ethical and professional requirements.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 1313 - Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology


    Special Program Tuition: $150
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 , BIOL 1308  

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0320  
    Gross anatomy of domestic animals including physiological explanations of how each organ system functions.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 1341 - Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance


    Special Program Tuition: $150
    Prerequisites: VTHT 1249  and VTHT 2366  

    In-depth application of surgical, obstetrical, and anesthesia techniques including identification and use of instruments and equipment. Professional Liability Required.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 1345 - Veterinary Radiology


    Prerequisites: VTHT 1341 , VTHT 2217 , VTHT 2205  , VTHT 2331  

    Presentation of theory and principles and practical application of radiology within the field of veterinary medicine. Professional Liability Required.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 2205 - Equine Clinical Management


    Prerequisites: VTHT 1249 , VTHT 2366  

    Survey of feeding, common management practices, and care of equines in a clinical setting. Review of common diseases of equines encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine.

    Semester Hours: (2 -1- 4)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 2209 - Food Animal Clinical Management


    Prerequisites: VTHT 1341 , VTHT 2217 , VTHT 2205 , VTHT 2331  

    Survey of feeding, common management practices, and care of food producing animals in clinical setting. Review of common diseases of food producing animals. Professional Liability Required.

    Semester Hours: (2 -1- 4)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 2213 - Lab Animal Clinical Management


    Prerequisites: VTHT 1203 , VTHT 1205 , VTHT 1109 , VTHT 1301 , VTHT 1313  

    Survey of feeding, management practices, and care of laboratory animals in a clinical setting. Review of common diseases of laboratory animals encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine.

    Semester Hours: (2 -1- 4)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 2217 - Exotic Animal Clinical Management


    Prerequisites: VTHT 1249  and VTHT 2366  

    Survey of feeding, common management practices, and care of exotic animals in a clinical or zoological setting. Review of common diseases of exotic animals encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine. Professional Liability Required.

    Semester Hours: (2 -1- 3)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 2301 - Canine and Feline Clinical Management


    Prerequisites: VTHT 1109 , VTHT 1203 , VTHT 1205 VTHT 1301 , VTHT 1313  

    Survey of feeding, common management practices, and care of canines and felines in a clinical setting. Review of common diseases of canines and felines encountered in the practice of veterinary medicine. Professional Liability Required.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 2321 - Veterinary Parasitology


    Prerequisites: VTHT 1109 , VTHT 1203 , VTHT 1205 , VTHT 1301 , VTHT 1313  

    Study of parasites common to domestic animals including zoonotic diseases.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 2323 - Veterinary Clinical Pathology I


    Prerequisites: VTHT 1109 , VTHT 1203 , VTHT 1205 , VTHT 1301 , VTHT 1313  

    In-depth study of hematology and blood chemistries with emphasis on lab procedures.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 2331 - Veterinary Clinical Pathology II


    Prerequisites: VTHT 1249  and VTHT 2366  

    In-depth study of urinalysis and cytology. Survey of microbiological techniques. Emphasis on laboratory procedures.

    Semester Hours: (3 -2- 4)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
  
  •  

    VTHT 2366 - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Veterinarian Assistant/Animal Health Technician


    Prerequisites: VTHT 2301, VTHT 2213, VTHT 2321, and VTHT 2323

    Integrated Reading & Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: INRW 0420

    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0410
    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Professional Liability Required.

    Semester Hours: (3 -0- 21)

    CIP: 51.0808


    Offered at:
    NLC: No
    NVC: No
    PAC: Yes
    SAC: No
    SPC: No
 

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