Apr 06, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Art

  
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    ART 251 - Design III: Three Dimensional Design

    Hours: 3


    A studio course th serves as an introduction to three-dimensional work, exploring the spatial qualities of mass, shape, volume.

     

    MOTR PERF 105GA

    Prerequisite: ART 125   ART 126 , minimum grade C

  
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    ART 254 - Advanced Sculpture

    Hours: 3


    A studio learning experience for students. Emphasis is on continued individual research and production methods. Course of study will include an introduction to installation, discussions and projects focusing on the importance of scale, and exploration of contemporary mediums. Development of technical, expressive, and conceptual abilities are stressed.

     

    MOTR PERF 105S

    Prerequisite: ART 152 , ART 251  minimum grade C

  
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    ART 255 - Design IV: Advanced Problems

    Hours: 3


    A studio course that addresses advanced problems in various aspects of art and design, focusing on conceptual development. Students will also create a personal portfolio, artist statement and professional resume in preparation for future portfolio reviews and/or presentation to a gallery.

     

    MOTR PERF 105GA

    Prerequisite: ART 125 , ART 126 ART 190  and ART 251   or instructor consent

  
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    ART 260 - Gallery Applications

    Hours: 2
    This is a required course for all art majors with a focus on the business of art. Students will establish a future schedule for the ECC Gallery and implement the schedule of the current year. Focus will be on receipt and installation of artist’s work, preparing an opening reception, publications, dismantling and return shipping of the exhibition. Students will also create a personal portfolio, artist statement and professional resume in preparation for future portfolio reviews and/or presentation to a gallery.

    Gen Ed Skill Type: HFA
    Prerequisite: None
  
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    ART 261 - Package Design

    Hours: 3


    This is a studio course. Package Design course will explore how “graphics” impact the success or failure of packaging appeal. The psychology of color, typography and imagery will be explored in ways that affects the consumer in their purchasing of products. Students will study ways paper cartons are folded to create basic shapes as well as exotic ones. Plastics, metals and glass will also be studied for their use in packaging various items. Students will take their sketches and develop them into 3D prototypes. They will explore innovative forms of packaging for various products as well. The target market, place of sale and price will be discussed and evaluated. The history and technologies of packaging thru the ages will also be reviewed.

     

    MOTR PERF 105GA

    Prerequisite: ART 121  ART 251  

  
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    ART 262 - Page Design & Layout

    Hours: 3


    This is a studio course. This course covers the basic concepts and tools of desktop publishing and page design. Assignments encourage continuity of design and creative solutions to complex two-dimensional communication problems. Projects include booklets, catalogs, visuals for multipart advertising campaigns and corporate identity design. This course also presents the steps in preparation for print production.

     

    MOTR PERF 105GA

    Prerequisite: ART 121  

  
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    ART 265 - Digital Video Techician II

    Hours: 3


    This is a studio course. This course will emphasize content and production quality as well as optimization for delivery over the Internet. Integration and animation of 2D graphics, photographs and 3D objects will also be explored. Students will be using Adobe AfterEffects to accomplish high quality digital video and motion graphics projects.

     

    MOTR PERF 105M

    Prerequisite: ART 121  ART 165  

  
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    ART 266 - Web Design II

    Hours: 3


    This is a studio course. This class is a continuation of Web Design I. The class will learn more about HTML5 and CSS3, how to develop a site for both mobile and desktop, and creating a site with a content management system, the use of Google analytics and SEO. E-commerce may be covered if time permits. The final class project will be a portfolio site featuring the students work.

     

    MOTR PERF 105GA

    Prerequisite: ART 176  ART 121  

     

  
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    ART 268 - Mulitmedia Productions

    Hours: 3


    This is a studio course. This course creates for students a “real life” production work situation. Students will be dealing with real “clients”, working in a group situation, and fulfilling responsibiites as account executive, production manager, graphic artists, multimedia author as well as other essential job titles. They will deal with issues like budgets, deadlines, hardware/software troubleshooting, time management, prioritization, and marketing.

     

    MOTR PERF 105M

    Prerequisite: ART 125 ART 126 , ART 221 ART 121  

  
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    ART 269 - 3-D Modeling

    Hours: 3


    This is a studio course. Students enrolled in 3-D Modeling will be learning the fundamental aspects of working in a 3-D work space. This includes learning to navigate a 3-D working space, understanding what the basic building blocks of a 3-D object are, and how they can be used to create more complex objects. Students will learn about how a 3-D objects is textured and rendered into a photo in addition to using virtual lights to light the modeled objects.

     

    MOTR PERF 105M

    Prerequisite: ART 121  

  
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    ART 270 - I.S.-Art

    Hours: 1 - 5
    A specialized program of study directly related to the department’s area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
  
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    ART 280 - Special Topics-Art

    Hours: 1 - 5
    Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.

    Prerequisite: None

Auto Technology

  
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    AUT 101 - Introduction Auto Technology *

    Hours: 1
    The first course in the degree plan sequence of courses for Auto Technology majors. Topics include the safe use of chemicals, hand tools, power tools, protective clothing and equipment, fore and shop safety including EPA and OSHA regulations. Also covered in this unit are shop operations, customer relations, repair orders, shop manuals, work habits, career opportunities and duties of a technician. Intro to Auto Technology is a prerequisite to all other units. It is taught at the beginning of the fall semester only.

  
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    AUT 102 - ASE Brakes *

    Hours: 4
    Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of drum, disc, hydraulics, power and ABS brake systems are taught in this unit.

    Prerequisite: AUT 101  
  
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    AUT 111 - Collision Repair I *

    Hours: 3
    Topics include body shop safety and efficiency, introduction to collision repair and careers, vehicle construction and technology, service information, specifications and measurements, hand tool technology, power tool technology, compressed air systems and usage, and body shop materials and fasteners.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    AUT 112 - Collision Repair II *

    Hours: 3
    Topics include welding equipment and use, estimating and damage appraisal, sheet metal straightening and repair, application and usage of body fillers, plastic repair methods, small components and trim service, large components and glass service, and passenger compartment and interior repair.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    AUT 141 - ASE Suspension/Steering

    Hours: 3
    Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of steering systems, front suspension, rear suspension, tires and wheel alignment and balance are taught in this unit.

    Prerequisite: AUT 101  
  
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    AUT 142 - ASE Manual Drive *

    Hours: 3
    Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of clutches, manual transmissions/transaxles, drive shafts, CV joints, differentials, and four wheel drive are taught in this unit.

    Prerequisite: AUT 101  
  
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    AUT 151 - Auto Transmission/Transaxle *

    Hours: 2
    Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of automatic transmissions, automatic transaxles and trans/transaxle service are taught in this unit.

    Prerequisite: AUT 101 , minimum grade C
  
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    AUT 152 - ASE Engine Repair *

    Hours: 4
    This unit includes instruction in basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of the complete automotive engine including rebuilding, engine lubrication, and cooling systems.

    Prerequisite: AUT 101  
  
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    AUT 211 - Collision Repair III *

    Hours: 3
    Topics include body and frame measurement, unibody and frame realignment, welding panel replacement, restoring corrosion protection, chassis service and wheel alignment, electrical and electronic systems service and repair, restraint systems and service, and refinish equipment and technology.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    AUT 212 - Collision Repair IV *

    Hours: 3
    Topics include vehicle surface preparation and masking, refinish procedures, color matching and custom painting, paint problems and final detailing, and job success and ASE certification.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    AUT 221 - ASE Electrical Systems *

    Hours: 8
    Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of basic electrical circuits, batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, gauges, and accessories are taught in this unit.

    Prerequisite: AUT 101  
  
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    AUT 222 - ASE Engine Performance *

    Hours: 7
    Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of basic and electronic computerized ignition systems, basic and injected fuel systems, exhaust systems, emission systems, tune-up, and engine performance are taught in this unit.

    Prerequisite: AUT 101  
  
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    AUT 223 - Heating & Air Conditioning *

    Hours: 1
    Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of the auto heating and air conditioning systems including Freon recovery are taught in this unit.

    Prerequisite: AUT 101  
  
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    AUT 270 - I.S.-Auto Technology *

    Hours: 1 - 5
    A study of specific nature independently carried out by the student directly related to a particular department’s area of expertise. Typically this will cover new material not currently available at ECC. For each semester hour enrolled, the student will be required to spend a minimum of two hours per week.

  
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    AUT 280 - Special Topics-Auto Technology *

    Hours: 1 - 5
    Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.

    Prerequisite: None

Biology

  
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    BIO 101 - Introduction to Life Science

    Hours: 3


    A study of fundamental biological concepts, with emphasis on human biology. Topics include: the cell, the chemistry of life, the structure and function of human organ systems, genetics, ecology, and evolution.

     

    MOTR BIOL 100



    Gen Ed Skill Type: LIFE SCIENCE, CCT-CLO
    Prerequisite: None

  
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    BIO 110 - General Ecology

    Hours: 4


    This general education course is designed to introduce the concepts, questions, facts and methods of ecology, the scientific study of how organisms interact with their nonliving environment and with other organisms. The course will emphasize organismal biology and its relations within biological sciences. The couse is designed as a lecture and lab course. The lab portion will reinforce concepts learned in lecture and provide opportunities to observce ecology at work in local environments.

    MOTR BIOL 100LEC



    Lecture/Laboratory: The class will consist of 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab per week.
    Gen Ed Skill Type: CCT-CLO, SCIENCE LAB, LIFE SCIENCE
    Prerequisite: ENG 080 ; minimum grade C or appropriate reading placement score.

  
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    BIO 111 - General Biology Lecture & Lab

    Hours: 5


    An introductory course involving fundamental biological principles of both plant and animal life. This course is designed to be used as a general education course and is not open to students with credit in botany or zoology or students planning to take an additional course in the biological sciences. The laboratory portion of this course will reinforce topics covered in the General Biology lecture. In lab, the emphasis is placed on scientific method, data collection and reporting, problem solving and critical thinking.

     

    MOTR BIOL 100L



    Lecture/Laboratory: Three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week.
    Gen Ed Skill Type: CCT-CLO, SCIENCE LAB, LIFE SCIENCE
    Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or coursework to enter ENG 101  or ENG 114  

  
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    BIO 121 - Principles of Biology I Lecture & Lab

    Hours: 5


    This course is the first of the two-course sequence for Biology majors that introduces the principles and concepts of biology. In lecture, the emphasis is placed on the scientific method, taxomony, basic chemistry, chemistry of organic molecules, cytology, membrane transport, metabolism and thermodynamics, enzyme kinetics, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cell division, Mendelian genetics and molecular genetics. The laboratory portion of this course will reinforce topics covered in the Principles of Biology I lecture. In lab, the emphasis is placed on scientific method, data collection and reporting, problem solving and critical thinking.

     

    MORT BIOL 150L



    Lecture/Laboratory: Three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week.
    Gen Ed Skill Type: CCT-CLO, SCIENCE LAB, LIFE SCIENCE
    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in CHM 105  or minimum grade of “C” in four semesters of high school Chemistry.

  
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    BIO 122 - Principles of Biology II Lecture & Lab

    Hours: 5
    This course is the second course in a two-course sequence intended for biology majors and that continues the study of biological concepts and principles. In lecture, the focus is on classification, anatomy and physiology, evolution, and ecology of mainly eukaryotes including protists, fungi, plants and animals. The laboratory portion of this course will reinforce topics covered in the Principles of Biology II lecture and the emphasis is on scientific method, data collection and reporting, problem solving and critical thinking.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Three hours of lecture and minimum of four hours of lab per week.
    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in BIO 121  
  
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    BIO 151 - Introduction Human Anatomy & Physiology Lecture & Lab

    Hours: 4


    A survey of the structure and function of the human body. The micro and macroscopic structure and the function of each system will be reviewed. The course is intended for students enrolled in an allied health program. The integument, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive system will be studied. The laboratory session will support the lecture activity.

     

    MOTR LIFS 100LAP



    Lecture/Laboratory: Two hours of lecture and minimum of four hours lab per week.
    Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or coursework to enter ENG 101  or ENG 114  

  
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    BIO 205 - Microbiology for Allied Health

    Hours: 4
    An introduction to microorganisms and their importance in disease. Course topics includ microbial morphology, cell anatomy and physiology, energy transformation reactions, genetics, and classification. Diseases of specific body systems and the human innate and adaptive immune response will be discussed. Laboratory topics will support the lecture, with the addition of culturing and staining techniques, disinfection, microbial identification, and diagnostic microbiology tests commonly performed in allied health fields.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Three hours of lecture and minimum of three hours laboratory per week.
    Prerequisite: Minimum of “C” in BIO 111  or a minimum average grade of “B” in two years of lab-based biology courses. Either of the previous options must have been within the last 5 years. High school biology can be a combination of high school Biology I & II or high school Biology I and Anatomy and Physiology. Both high school courses in a given option must be yearlong courses with labs. If a student does not meet these requirements they must take BIO 111 .
  
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    BIO 206 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lecture & Lab

    Hours: 4


    This course is part of a two-semester sequence of courses where gross micro- and macro- scopic anatomy and the function of the respective structures are studied. Major topics covered include biological chemistry, cell biology, histology, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system. Laboratory work includes dissection, microscopy, models, and experimental demonstration of concepts covered in class. Dissection of preserved animal specimens is required. This course is primarily for students majoring in allied health fields.

     

    MOTR LFS 150L



    Lecture/Laboratory: Two hours of lecture with a minimum of four hours of laboratory per week.
    Prerequisite: (1) Minimum grade of “C” in BIO 111  or a minimum average grade of “C” in two years of lab-based high school biology courses. Either of the previous options must have been taken within the last five years. High school biology can be a combination of high school Biology I and II or high school Biology I and Anatomy and Physiology. Both high school courses in a given option must be yearlong courses with labs. If a student does not meet these requirements they must take BIO 111 . (2) Minimum grade of “C” or better in CHM 105  or CHM 106 or one year of high school Chemistry with lab; (3) Appropriate placement score to enter ENG 101.

  
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    BIO 207 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lecture & Lab

    Hours: 5
    This is part two of a two-semester sequence of courses where gross micro- and macro- scopic anatomy and the function of the respective structures are studied. Major topics covered include special senses, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, urinary system, digestive system and reproductive system. Laboratory work includes dissection, microscopy, models, and experimental demonstration of concepts covered in class. Dissection of preserved animal specimens is required. This course is designed primarily for students in allied health fields.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Two and one-half hours of lecture and minimum of four hours of laboratory per week.
    Prerequisite: BIO 206  and CHM 105  minimum grade C
  
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    BIO 208 - General Microbiology Lecture & Lab

    Hours: 4
    An introduction to microorganisms, their morphology, physiology, classification, and importance. Course topics include prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell anatomy and physiology; energetic reactions including respiration and fermentation; microbial genetics; microbiology culturing techniques; innate and adaptive immumne reponses; and an introduction to medically relevant microbial pathogens. Laboratory exercises include learning aseptic transfer and culturing techniques, simple, Gram, and Acid-Fast staining; and isolation and identification of organisms using selective and differential media.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Three hours of lecture and minimum three hours laboratory per week.
    Prerequisite: BIO 121  and CHM 111 , minimum grade C
  
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    BIO 270 - I.S.-Biology

    Hours: 1 - 5
    A specialized program of study directly related to the department’s area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
  
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    BIO 280 - Special Topics-Biology

    Hours: 1 - 5
    Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    BIO 281 - Practicum in Biology

    Hours: 2
    Biology practicum provides two types of learning experiences: (1) assisting students in laboratory sessions of life science courses, or (2) participating in a weekly biology topics seminar. May be repeated.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of course in which student will assist or consent of instructor.

Biotechnology

  
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    BIT 101 - Intro to Biotechnology Lec and Lab

    Hours: 3
    An introductory course that prepares students for Biotechnology I and II course work. The topics of focus will be learning laboratory safety, steril techniques, laboratory math, collection of data and metrology, docuementation, quality systems, filtration techniques, solution and media preparation, and other appropriate laboratory methods, through labs designed for critical exploration. This course emphasizes basic laboratory skills essential for beginning level employment in clinical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology laboratories.  Two one-hour lecture sessions and one two-hour laboratory session per week.
     

    Lecture/Laboratory: 2 one-hour lecture/1 two-hour laboratory
    Prerequisite: MTH 080 , minimum grade C or higher or appropriate placement score for entry
    into MTH 110 .  Appropriate placement score or coursework to enter ENG 101 .
  
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    BIT 201 - Biotechnology I Lecture

    Hours: 2
    This course introduces basic skills in preparation for Biotechnology II. Topics and techniques may include but are not limited to: safety, Good Laboratory and Manufacturing Practices, agarose gel electrophoresis, plasmid mapping, plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mini-preparations, Southern and Western blotting, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays, sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel exlectrophoresis of proteins, polymerase chain reaction, DNA sequencing, DNA and protein chromatography, plant cell culture, and/or other appropriate molecular techniques used in biotechnology laboratory settings.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Two one-hour lecture sessions and two three-hour laboratory sessions per week.
    Prerequisite: BIT 101  
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: BIO 121  
    Corequisite: BIT 202  
  
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    BIT 202 - Biotechnology I Lab

    Hours: 3
    This course introduces basic skills in preparation for Biotechnology II, Topics and techniques may include but are not limited to: safety, Good Laboratory and Manufacturing Practices, agarose gel electrophoresis, plasmid mapping, plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mini-preparations, Southern and Western blotting, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays, sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of proteins, polymerase chain reaction, DNA sequencing, DNA and protein chromatography, plant cell culture, and/or other appropriate molecular techniques used in biotechnology laboratory settings.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Two one-hour lecture sessions and two three-hour laboratory sessions per week.
    Prerequisite: BIT 101  
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: BIO 121 
    Corequisite: BIT 201  
  
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    BIT 203 - Biotechnology II Lecture

    Hours: 2
    A project-oriented course applying the fundamental DNA and protein manipulation techniques used in biotechnology/ bioengineering research laboratories in academia and industry.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Two one-hour lectures and two three-hour laboratory sessions per week.
    Prerequisite: BIT 201 /BIT 202 ; BIO 208  
    Corequisite: BIT 204  
  
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    BIT 204 - Biotechnology II Lab

    Hours: 3
    A project-oriented course applying the fundamental DNA and protein manipulation techniques used in biotechnology/ bioengineering research laboratories in academia and industry.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Two one-hour lectures and two three-hour laboratory sessions per week.
    Prerequisite: BIT 201 /BIT 202 ; BIO 208  
    Corequisite: BIT 203  
  
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    BIT 275 - Biotechnology Externship

    Hours: 3
    This externship will provide supervised work experience in biotechnology laboratory setting. Student must work a minimum of 150 hours during the term to receive credit. Supervision on the job will be led by laboratory personnel. Times will be arranged.

    Prerequisite: BIT 201 /BIT 202  
  
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    BIT 280 - Special Topices-Biotechnology

    Hours: 1 - 5
    A specialized program of study directly related to the department’s area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, insterests and background of the student.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
  
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    BIT 281 - S.T. Biotechnology Lecture

    Hours: 2
    This lecture course will consist of current techniques employed in biotechnology. Topics can include, but are not limited to, specialized techniques from biomedical, environmental, agricultural, pharmaceutical, microbiological, bioinformatics, and/or bioethical aspects of biotechnology. Guest faculty from biotechnology industry and research may be employed as co-teachers. laboratory sessions per week.

    Prerequisite: BIT 201 /BIT 202  and BIT 203 /BIT 204  
    Corequisite: BIT 282  
  
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    BIT 282 - S.T.-Biotechnology Lab

    Hours: 3
    This laboratory course will consist of current techniques employed in biotechnology. Topics can include, but are not limited to, specialized techniques from biomedical, environmental, agricultural, pharmaceutical, microbiological, bioinformatics, and/or bioethical aspects of biotechnology. Guest faculty from biotechnology industry and research may be employed as co-teachers.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Two one-hour lectures and two three-hour laboratory sessions per week.
    Prerequisite: BIT 201 /BIT 202  and BIT 203 /BIT 204  
    Corequisite: BIT 281  
  
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    BIT 290 - Program Capstone-Biotechnology

    Hours: 1
    The Biotechnology Capstone course is designed to assess programmatic skill acquisition, review laboratory externship experience and provide students with the skills for seeking employment (to manage their careers effectively)and require an oral and written synthesis of the internship experience. Course will further develop student’s ability to conduct a professional job search. The course can only be taken the last semester prior to graduation.

    Prerequisite: BIT 203 /BIT 204  
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: BIT 275  

Building Construction

  
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    BDC 110 - Building Construction I *

    Hours: 9
    A course in the exploration of the construction trades, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry and concrete. Basic theory and application includes blueprint reading, material estimations and construction layout practices. Emphasizing safety, measuring and construction materials. A house project is included.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    BDC 120 - Building Construction II *

    Hours: 9
    A continuation of Building Construction I, with advanced studies and work in the plumbing, electrical, masonry and carpentry trades. Emphasis is in residential applications. The house project is continued.

    Prerequisite: BDC 110  
  
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    BDC 130 - Building Construction III *

    Hours: 9
    A study of basic theory and application of residential carpentry and concrete fundamentals. Processes include floor, wall and roof assembly as well as material estimations, basic concrete form design and cement mixtures and estimating is also included. A house project is included.

    Prerequisite/Corequisite: BDC 110  
  
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    BDC 140 - Building Construction IV *

    Hours: 9
    A continuation of Building Construction III with advanced building construction fundamentals in finish carpentry, concrete, drywall and cabinet installation is included. Emphasizing residential application. Also included is the study of basic theory in commercial carpentry and construction welding with some application. The house project is continued.

    Prerequisite: BDC 130  or instructor’s consent.
  
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    BDC 270 - I.S.-Building Construction *

    Hours: 1 - 5
    A specialized program of study directly related to the department’s area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  
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    BDC 280 - Special Topics-Building Construction *

    Hours: 1 - 5
    Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.

    Prerequisite: None

Business

  
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    BUS 110 - Introduction to Business

    Hours: 3
    A survey course designed to give the student a general knowledge of the modern business world and a better basis for choosing concentrated business offerings.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    BUS 111 - Principles of Marketing

    Hours: 3
    This course offers an overview of how marketing has changed due to the rise of social media and how businesses have adapted. The emphasis of this course is to address the fundamental principles in relation to the broader concepts of business strategy and its relationship to social media marketing, and how to track their effectiveness. Students will explore today’s business-to-business and business-to-consumer interactions, which challenge the traditional methods of implementing the universal principles of marketing.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    BUS 141 - Principles of Finance

    Hours: 3
    A broad introduction to the operations, mechanics, and structure of the financial system within the United States. Special emphasis is given to financial instruments, markets and institutions, the Federal Reserve System and monetary policy. The course stresses the impact of monetary policy on the economy and on the operation of financial institutions. The course is intended to be the first course in finance.

    Prerequisite: ACC 101 , minimum grade C
  
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    BUS 151 - Fundamentals of Management

    Hours: 3
    A study in the evaluation and comparison of private and public personnel practices and the techniques of recruiting, selecting, transferring, promoting, classifying, and training workers.

    Prerequisite/Corequisite: BUS 110  
  
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    BUS 165 - Business/Industrial Management Internship

    Hours: 3
    Actual work experience in a business or industry with periodic discussions of the problems involved in applying classroom principles to the job.

    Prerequisite: Must have at least 24 semester hours, 12 hours of which must be in Business, Accounting or Economics. Twelve business hours must include BUS 110  (Intro to Business) and BUS 111  (Principles of Marketing). The minimum GPA for the required 12 hours is 2.5. Consent of instructor is required.
  
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    BUS 171 - Human Resource Management

    Hours: 3
    This course will examine the functions of a human resources department as well as the challenges and opportunities facing human resource managers. This course will explore the attitudes and necessary skill of managers and supervisors in solving human problems and developing a skilled and motivated workforce.

    Prerequisite: BUS 151  
  
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    BUS 180 - Survey Calculus

    Hours: 3
    A study of the techniques of differential and integral calculus. The focus of the course is on functions and the applications of the calculus to the life, social, and managerial sciences, with particular emphasis on the latter. Trigonometry is not used.

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in MTH 160 , score into a math course with a course number higher than MTh 1500, or consent of instructor.
  
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    BUS 181 - Business Communications

    Hours: 3
    This course presents principles of communication that apply to the needs of today’s business professionals. The study of strategies and skills for effective writing and speaking in business organizations to include interpersonal skill development and conflict resolution while addressing the many business technical modes of communication delivery.

    Prerequisite: ENG 101  or ENG 114 , minimum grade C
  
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    BUS 210 - Basic Business Statistics

    Hours: 3
    An introductory course dealing with the methods of collecting, organizing, presenting, and analyzing data related to business. The course deals with measures of central tendency and dispersion, elementary probability and probability distributions, statistical estimation and hypothesis testing, and linear correlation.

    Prerequisite: MTH 160 , minimum grade C or appropriate placement score into MTH 170  or consent of instructor.
  
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    BUS 222 - Small Business Management

    Hours: 3
    This course is designed for those who may want to start and operate their own business, as well as those who are already business owners, but with to strengthen their entrepreneurial and management skills through development of a small business plan. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to evaluate the opportunities and risks involved in the small business; apply the techniques involved in starting a new venture including the legal aspects and development of a business plan; and explain the techniques and principles of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the operating venture.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    BUS 234 - Legal Environment of Business

    Hours: 3
    A study of those areas of the law which affect most businesses. Topics include: emphasis on the perspective and systematic approach of the law to issues such as legal history, reasoning, court system and procedure, regulatory law, environmental responsibility, consumer rights; law of torts, contracts and law sales, international dimensions of legal environment, anti-trust and employment implications.

    Prerequisite: Completion of 15 credit hours with college level course numbers.
  
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    BUS 237 - E-Marketing

    Hours: 3
    This course is an overview in the methods businesses and organizations use e-commerce to present, network, sell, conduct consumer research, and interact with customers to increase results. Enhancements in product, price, place, and promotion will provide a framework for students to develop a project, or further study in an area of their choice.

    Prerequisite: BUS 111  
  
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    BUS 241 - Customer Relationship Management

    Hours: 3
    This course examines the concept of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), its evolution, and implementation.  It will introduce critical concepts and methods such as customer value, identifying profitable customers, understanding their needs and wants, and building a bond with them by developing customer-centric products and services directed toward providing customer value. Students will be instructed on how to implement the CRM techniques using industry-standard software.

    Prerequisite: BUS 111  
  
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    BUS 265 - Business/Industy Management Internship

    Hours: 3
    Actual work experience in a business or industry with periodic discussions of the problems involved in applying classroom principles to the job.

    Prerequisite: BUS 165  and enrollment in Business Management Program and consent of instructor.
  
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    BUS 270 - I.S.-Business

    Hours: 1 - 5
    A specialized program of study directly related to the department’s area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
  
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    BUS 280 - Special Topics-Business

    Hours: 1 - 5
    Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    BUS 290 - Program Capstone-Business

    Hours: 3
    The business capstone course will assess the student’s success in the study of the body of course work in the program. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of and application of the program’s goals and competencies. In the course students will focus on business strategies, ethics, and problem solving. Students will be required to produce a portfolio and participate in required exit testing. Career management guidance will be included.

    Prerequisite: BUS 151 , BUS 111 , ACC 101 , and ECO 101  or ECO 102  
  
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    BUS 291 - Business & Industry Capstone

    Hours: 1
    This course is designed to prepare students to make the transition from school to work and to provide students with the basic skills to manage their careers effectively.  The course focuses on how personality traits effect relationships with coworkers and manager, as well as overall career advancement. Topics covered include self-assessment, analysis of the job market, analyzing companies, the job hunting process, including resume presentation, techniques and job interviewing skills, the basics of networking, professional dress codes, and codes of ethics.  Students must be in their graduation semester.


Business Management Technology

  
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    BMT 201 - Introduction to ERP

    Hours: 3
    The course provides an overview of Enterprise Resource Planning software systems and their role within an organization. It introduces key concepts integrated information systems and explains why such systems are valuable to businesses. In addition to lecture, students will be guided through several hands-on activities of various business processes in SAP R/3 software product. The course will also provide a discussion on various business cases in which ERP concepts can be applied.

    Prerequisite: CIS 101 , CIS 110 ,or CIS 121  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    BMT 203 - Supply Chain Management

    Hours: 3
    This course explores the key issues associated with the design and management of industrial Supply Chains. Supply Chains are concerned with the efficient integration of suppliers, factories, warehouses and stores so that products are distributed to customers in the right quantity and the right time. One of the primary objectives of SC management is to minimize the total supply chain cost subject to various service requirements. The course studies the need for supply chain integration and the challenges of managing complex interfaces. This course focuses on the system approach to the planning, anaylsis, design, development, and evaluation of supply chain. The course discusses activities that lead to integration of information and material flows across multiple organizations.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    BMT 205 - Systems Analysis

    Hours: 3
    To introduce the processes by which business information systems are analyzed, designed and presented to the business environment. Topics include investigation of existing systems, requirements analysis, logical and physical design, database design, forms design, and report analysis. The emphasis of this course is on methodologies commonly used in business today, and the application of those methodologies to real world cases using the team approach utilized in system development projects.

    Prerequisite: CIS 121 , minimum grade C
  
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    BMT 207 - BMT Project Management

    Hours: 3
    Intensvie coverage of management in a wide range of project applications from concept through operations. Planning, scheduling, controlling, economic analysis, quality control and customer satisfaction are stressed in this course.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    BMT 209 - Process Improvement

    Hours: 3
    This course introduces students Six Sigma frameworks along with some key concepts. Such as Kaizen, root cause problem solving, tools needed for lean scheduling, and mixed-model production.

    Prerequisite: None

Communications & Theater

  
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    COM 101 - Oral Communications

    Hours: 3


    A fundamentals of speech course designed to develop student improvement in the critical understanding of ideas about communication as well as the critical issues of our time, and subsequently to improve individual communication skills. Intended to meet the DESE communications requirement for education majors.

     

    MOTR COMM 100



    Prerequisite: None

  
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    COM 110 - Public Speaking

    Hours: 3


    An introduction to the basic elements of public speaking. Assignments include the presentation of speeches, preparation of outlines, and the discussion of evaluation techniques.

     

    MOTR COMM 110



    Prerequisite: None

  
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    COM 270 - IS-Communication

    Hours: 1 - 5
    A specialized program of study directly related to the department’s area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
  
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    COM 280 - Special Topics-Commununication

    Hours: 1 - 5
    Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    MCM 101 - Intro to Mass Media Communication

    Hours: 3
    This course will examine the past, present and future of mass media as well as its role in our lives and society. Topics include theoretical foundations, history, literacy, culture, ethics, trends and more. Students will analyze a variety of media including print, radio, television, film advertising and public relations the Internet and other news media.

    Gen Ed Skill Type: ESR-CLO, EV-CLO
    Prerequisite: None
  
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    MCM 104 - Introduction to Film Studies

    Hours: 3


    This course provides an introduction to film as a medium and art form. Students study film from the late 19th century to the present by examining the technical, artistic, sociological, historic and economic influences on the filmmaker and the film. Students will also learn theory and criticism techniques used in the field through an examination of production values including imagery, sound editing and other technical elements as well as theme, story, pacing and direction. In-class screenings provide a framework for analysis as well as give the students the opportunity to view the work in context as a communal art form. Class format includes lecture, discussion, writing, and in-class screenings.

    MOTR FILM 100

    Gen Ed Skill Type: ESR-CLO, GC-CLO
    Prerequisite: None

  
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    THE 100 - Theatrical Shop Safety

    Hours: 0
    This course is designed to instruct students on the basic handling of theatrical materials in a safe manner.

  
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    THE 101 - Theatre Appreciation

    Hours: 3


    An appreciation course designed to give an introduction to contemporary theatre literature and design. This class will expose the student to the theatre experience through the reading and discussion of various scripts, viewing of productions and the design and creation of theatrical projects. This is not a performance based class. Literature selection is at the discretion of the instructor.

     

    MOTR THEA 100A



    Gen Ed Skill Type: ESR-CLO, EV-CLO
    Prerequisite: None

  
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    THE 121 - Acting I

    Hours: 3


    This course is designed to introduce the students to different aspects of performance, including scene study, script analysis, audition technique, monologue performance and the Stanislavski system of acting. The class will culminate in a public performance of the work done by the students throughout the semester.

    MOTR PERF 100

    Prerequisite: Instructor consent

  
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    THE 122 - Acting II

    Hours: 3
    An intensified study of characterization centering around the study of characters in production and the adaptation of acting techniques to various characters in production and the adaptation of acting techniques to various styles.

    Prerequisite: THE 121  or consent of instructor
  
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    THE 131 - Directing I

    Hours: 3
    Through lecture, discussion and practical hands on experience, students will learn the art and craft of stage directing. Topics will include scheduling and use of rehearsal time, directing and stage management techniques and investigation of notable directors and their contributions to the world stage. The class will end with a student directed and acted ten minute play showcase.

    Prerequisite: THE 121  
  
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    THE 132 - Directing II

    Hours: 3
    Students will continue their study of the art and craft of directing through more advanced scene work and directing work. Topics will include the increased development of a working vocabulary of technical terminology, application of a variety of different directing theories, script selection based on various factors, creation of a prompt book and continued investigation of notable directors and their contributions to the world stage. The class will end with a student directed and acted ten minute play showcase.

    Prerequisite: THE 131  
  
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    the 270 - Independent Study - Theatre

    Hours: 1-5
    A specialized program of study directly related to the department’s area of expertise.  The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into
    consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.
     

    Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
  
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    THE 281 - Theatre Practicum-Musical Production

    Hours: 1 - 3
    This course teaches construction and scene painting in a multiple unit set that is characteristic of musicals. The student will be taught techniques of scene painting through hands on class work that will culminate in a show.

    Prerequisite: None
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: THE 100  
  
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    THE 282 - Advanced Theatre Practicum-Musical Production

    Hours: 1 - 3
    This class is an individual, hands on experience. Students are challenged with advanced class work as plotting, hanging, focusing, and cueing light cues and/or setting up microphones (hand level, lav, wireless) and cueing their operation in a musical. In construction, the advanced student will be assigned projects that teach how to realize the design of the scene designer.

    Prerequisite: THE 281 
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: THE 100  
  
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    THE 285 - Theatre Practicum-Drama Production

    Hours: 1 - 5
    The student will learn the use of power and hand tools and apply skills to construction of a dramatic box set and/or a touring set. Basics include learning how to construct such functioning set pieces as stairs, flats, and doorways.

    Prerequisite: None
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: THE 100  
  
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    THE 286 - Advanced Theatre Practicum-Drama Production

    Hours: 1 - 3
    The student will enhance skills in scene construction through problemsolving, hands-on experience. Set construction for this student will center upon applying fundamental construction and scenery techniques required of both hard and soft scenery. Each student will have the opportunity to advance to an area of their choice based upon instructor approval.

    Prerequisite: THE 285 
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: THE 100  

Chemistry

  
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    CHM 100 - Introduction to Forensic Chemistry

    Hours: 3


    A non-laboratory course utilizing the inherently fascinating topics of crime and criminal investigations as a context for teaching the fundamental chemical concepts most often covered in an introductory non-majors course. All the standard topics are covered while bringing together the theme of forensic science and the fundamentals of chemistry in ways that are effective and accessible for students. Topics include Introduction to Forensic Chemistry, Evidence Collection and Preservation, Atomic Structure, Periodic Chemical Properties, Chemistry of Bonding, Properties of Solutions, Intermolecular Forces, Drug Chemistry, Arson Investigation, Chemistry of Explosions, Estimating Time of Death, Nuclear Chemistry, Poisons, and Biological Chemistry.

    MOTR CHEM 100



    Prerequisite: MTH 110 , minimum grade C or appropriate placement score to enter MTH 140

  
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    CHM 103 - Chemistry of Food

    Hours: 3
    A general education course utilizing the inherently attrative topics of food chemistry as a context for teaching the fundamental chemical concepts most often covered in an introductory non-majors course. Topics include Scientific method, Atomic Structure, Periodic Chemical Properties, Chemistry of Bonding, Properties of Solutions, Intermolecular Forces, heat, calorie, rate and equilibrium of reactions, acid and base, and biochemistry. This course also covers special topics in proteins, fats, sugars, food microbes, and fermentations process.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of B in MTH 102  or MTH 080 , or a minimum grade of C in MTH 110 , or appropriate placement score into MTH 160 ; and Minimum grade of C in ENG 080  or appropriate reading placement score.
  
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    CHM 104 - Chemistry of Food Lab

    Hours: 1


    This science lab course in food chemistry, combined with CH*1073, The Chemistry of Food, will satisfy General Education requirement at East Central College. Using experiments and hands on critical exploration, this course is designed to reinforce food chemistry topics taught in lecture.  Topics of study include, but not limited to, a series of experiments studying the chemistry of eggs, meat, fish, sugars, and fats.
    The course meets 2 hours a week.
     

    Lecture/Laboratory: Laboratory
    Prerequisite: MTH 080  or MTH 102 , minimum grade B or MTH 110 , minimum grade C, or appropriate placement into MTH 160 ;

    ENG 080 , minimum grade C or appropriate reading placement score.
    Corequisite: CHM 103  

  
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    CHM 105 - Introductory Chemistry Lecture & Lab

    Hours: 5


    An introduction to the basic principles of chemistry, including inorganic, analytical, physical, and organic chemistry. The lab is an introduction to the basic laboratory techniques of chemistry, including an investigation in physical and chemical properties, nomenclature of inorganic and organic compounds, principles of acid-base theory, stoichiometry of chemical equations, and behavior of substances in different phases and as mixtures.

    MOTR CHEM 100L



    Lecture/Laboratory: Three hours of lecture and four hours laboratory per week. This course is designed for the student with no background in chemistry.
    Gen Ed Skill Type: CCT-CLO
    Prerequisite: MTH 080  or MTH 094   , minimum grade C or appropriate placement score to enter MTH 140  .

 

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