Feb 29, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Fire Technology

  
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    FST 174 - Fire Fghtg Strategies&tactics

    Hours: 3
    This course will prepare the firefighter in the development of strategies and tactics that are used to function at emergency calls. The student will recognize the need for strategies and tactics to take control of an emergency incident. Students will also be required to participate in tabletop exercises designed to demonstrate taking control of various emergency scenarios.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    FST 203 - Hazardous Mtrls

    Hours: 3
    Content will provide students with basic information concerning the properties of hazardous materials and the methods that are most appropriate for handling the various kinds of accidents that can occur with these substances.

    Recommended: Recommend previous FT 1003. Offered evenings only.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    FST 204 - Inspection & Fire Prevention

    Hours: 3
    This course is designed to introduce students to various inspection practices which include surveying and mapping procedures associated with the organization and functions of fire prevention. Also includes areas of legal responsibilities and fire hazard characteristics. Opportunity is provided to make at least one complete inspection and report on an operation industry. Written documentation included as applicable.

    Recommended: Recommend previous FST 163 . Offered evenings only.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    FST 211 - Fire Service Instruction I

    Hours: 2
    A study of the knowledge and skills necessary to be a fire service instructor. Instructional techniques will be discussed and developed. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to take the state certification exam for Fire Service Instructor I.

    Prerequisite: FST 112 , minimum grade C
  
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    FST 212 - Fire Service Instruction II

    Hours: 2
    A study of the knowledge and skills necessary to be a fire service instructor. The student will learn how to develop a lesson plan and evaluate students through examinations. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to take the state certification exam for Fire Service Instructor II.

    Prerequisite: FST 211 , minimum grade C
  
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    FST 213 - Fire Investigation

    Hours: 4
    This course is designed to introduce students to methods of determining point of origin, path of fire travel, and fire causes. Topics include motives and methods of fire setting, recognizing and preserving evidence, arson laws, types of arson fires, court testimony, reports, and records.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    FST 214 - Rescue Techniques

    Hours: 3
    A course designed to provide technical knowledge and practical skills necessary to perform emergency rescue procedures. Content will include: auto extrication, water and ice rescue, rope rescue, cave rescue, trenching incidents, search and rescue, electrical emergencies, and proper use and care of equipment.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    FST 221 - Fire Officer I

    Hours: 4
    Fire Officer I studies the requirements, responsibilities, and skills required to become an effective company officer. The course is subdivided into five sections consisting of: fitting into the organization, handling interpersonal relationships, managing individual performance, managing pre-incident and fire ground procedures, and administration safety, health and legal guidelines. State certification exam will be given at the completion of this course.

    Prerequisite: FST 211 , minimum grade C
  
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    FST 222 - Fire Officer II

    Hours: 4
    Fire Officer II is a continuance in the development of the company fire officer. This course will give the student an advanced look at the duties and responsibilities of a company officer. This class will assist the firefighter in becoming a company officer while it will develop and sharpen the skills of the current company officer. This class is for state certification. The state exam will be given at the conclusion of the course.

    Prerequisite: FST 221 , FST 211 , minimum grade C (may be obtained within one year of course completion to receive State certification).
  
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    FST 270 - I.S.-Fire Technology

    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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    FST 280 - Special Topics-Fire 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
  
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    FST 290 - Employment Skills

    Hours: 1
    A course designed to assist fire technology students in obtaining training and jobs suitable to their interests. To be taken the last semester of study.

    Prerequisite: None

Freshman Studies

  
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    COL 100 - Campus Orientation

    Hours: 0
    Campus Orientation serves as a foundation for college success. The experience is designed to assist students, parents, and other family members in making the transition to college life. Orientation provides the student an opportunity to explore the learning environment for a college career. Campus Orientation is a required component of the Foundation Seminar course.

    Prerequisite/Corequisite: COL 101  
  
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    COL 101 - Foundation Seminar

    Hours: 1
    Foundation Seminar is a one credit hour, transferable course required of all degree seeking students, taken at entry into college. As part of the seminar course, students will attend a Campus Orientation(FS 1000) prior to the start of classes in the first semester of enrollment. The seminar style course will require a core set of assignments and class activities completed throughout the semester; the seminar curriculum will include material and activities to assist students in the transition to college and serve as an introduction to the resources available at East Central College. Additional course content will focus on the student’s intended major or career interest, and will be developed by the academic or program area. This requirement is waived for students with 12 or more college credits from another college or university with a 2.0 GPA.

    Gen Ed Skill Type: FS-CLO
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: COL 100  
  
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    COL 102 - Foundation Seminar-Success Skills

    Hours: 2
    This is a two credit hour, transferable course required of any student who has tested into two of the following courses: Intro to Writing, a reading skills course, Pre-Algebra, Intro to Algebra, or Intermediate Algebra. This course taken at entry into college is a degree requirement. As part of the seminar course, students will attend a Campus Orientation (COL 100 ) prior to the start of classes in the first semester of enrollment. The seminar style course will require a core set of assignments and class activities completed throughout the semester; the seminar curriculum will include material and activities to assist students in the transition to college and serve as an introduction to the resources available at East Central College. Additional course content will focus on the student’s academic skill level and the acquisition of various college success skills and strategies. In addition, the seminar based course will explore good work habits, efficient time management strategies, building solid relationships with fellow classmates, faculty and employers, and an organized system of getting work done at a high standard. Content related to the student’s intended major or career interest will also be included.

    Prerequisite/Corequisite: COL 100  
  
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    COL 103 - Foundations Seminar-Culinary Arts

    Hours: 1
    This course is designed help culinary students transition into coursework at East Central College and to prepare themselves for the culinary program. The course will include basic computer skills, core competencies for college success, career exploration and academic preparation. Computer skills will include file management, word processing, spreadsheet management, online course management and online college resources. Culinary and hospitality skills will include survey of the hospitality industry, CPR certification and first aid certification. The foundation seminar portion will include material and activities to assist students in the transition to college and serve as an introduction to the resources available at East Central College. The course will also aid students in math and English skills to prepare them for success in future courses.

    Prerequisite: Completion of the admissions packet and acceptance into the Culinary Arts program.

Geography

  
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    GRY 101 - World Geography

    Hours: 3


    An introductory study of the basic geographic and cultural regions of the world, including North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia with emphasis on the natural resources, political conditions, economy, population, religions, and cultural patterns of each area. A special unit on Missouri geography is included.

     

    MOTR GEOG 101



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

  
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    GRY 270 - I.S.-Geography

    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

Geology

  
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    GEO 101 - Intro Phys Geo Lec

    Hours: 3


    An introductory course in physical geology that covers the historical aspects of the geological sciences, plate tectonics as a unifying theory of geology, igneous and metamorphic processes, structural geology and geomorphology; weathering and sedimentary processes. Field trip required.

     

    MOTR GEOL 100



    Gen Ed Skill Type: LIFE, CCT-CLO
    Prerequisite: None
    Corequisite: May take with lab GEO 102  

  
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    GEO 102 - Intro Phys Geo Lab

    Hours: 2


    A hands-on introductory course in physical geology with laboratory exercises and problem sets which includes: rock and mineral identification, topographic map analysis, structural geology analysis and interpretation, geologic map, and cross section interpretation, and geologic dating techniques. Field trip required.

     

    MOTR GEOL 100L (GEO 101/102)



    Gen Ed Skill Type: LIFE, LAB, CCT-CLO
    Corequisite: GEO 101  

  
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    GEO 270 - I.S.-Geology

    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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    GEO 280 - Special Topics-Geology

    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

Graphic Design

  
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    ART 221 - Digital Illustrator II-Advanced Illustration

    Hours: 3


    This is a studio course. A continuation of Digital Illustration I-Illustrator - Students will be taking their skills in Adobe Illustrator to the intermediate/advance levels. An emphasis on layout, design, color schemes, page composition and typography will be applied. Students will explore creative combinations of vector and raster based images. The class will wrap up with “How to build a breath-taking digital portfolio.”

     

    MOTR PERF 105GA

    Prerequisite: ART 121  

  
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    ART 270 - I.S.-Graphic Design

    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 281 - Multimedia Design Internship

    Hours: 3
    This course includes a supervised work experience in the multimedia design field. A minimum of 150 clock hours is required. The work experience and criteria will be coordinated between the college instructor, student and cooperating employer.

    Prerequisite: This course should be taken in the student’s second year in the degree program.
  
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    ART 282 - Graphic Design Internship

    Hours: 3
    This course includes a supervised work experience in the graphic design field. A minimum of 150 clock hours is required. The work experience and criteria will be coordinated between the college instructor, student and cooperating employer.

    Prerequisite: This course should be taken in the student’s second year in the degree program.

Health Information Management

  
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    HIM 100 - Prof Practice Experience(PPE) Prep

    Hours: 0
    HIM students will complete all portions of the Professional Practice Experience packet including a passing background check (as specified in packet information), a negative result drug screen (as specified in the packet information), proof of 2 current negative Tuberculosis tests or 1 chest x-ray, proof of immunity to measles and rubella (2 immunization dates or 1 titres), chicken pox (date of disease or 2 immunization dates or 1 titre), proof of a Hepatitis “B” series (may be in progress) and an influenza vaccination prior to registering for any HIM Professional Practice Experience course. This packet is valid for 12 months and will be applied to all HIM PPE’s completed within that time frame.

    Prerequisite: None DEADLINE FOR COMPLETTION - NO EXCEPTIONS: To register for a fall semester PPE course, HIM 1000 must be completed by - May 1st. To register for a spring semester PPE course, HIM 1000 must be completed by - October 1. To register for a summer session PPE course, HIM 1000 must be completed by - March 1.
  
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    HIM 101 - Intro to Health Information Management

    Hours: 3
    This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the health information
    profession; purpose of the medical record; the systems and processes for collecting, maintaining and disseminating health information; numbering, retention and storage of medical information; forms control and design; indexes and registers; documentation requirements; regulatory requirements of healthcare organization, accrediting and licensing agencies, and computerized information management systems utilized by health information management departments.
     

    Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101  
  
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    HIM 102 - Healthcare Delivery Systems

    Hours: 3
    A course that provides the student an introduction to alternative healthcare facilities to include record requirements, coding regulations, accreditation agencies, primary and specialty care physician practices, role of nonphysician providers and reimbursement for these facilities. These facilities will include long term care, rehabilitation, hospice, home health, respite, psychiatric, skilled nursing, cancer data registry, specialty hospital(cancer, pediatric) and rural health clinics.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    HIM 103 - Legal Aspect of Health Information

    Hours: 3
    A course that covers laws, regulations and standards affecting the management of healthcare; management of the content of the health record; data accuracy, security, privacy and confidentiality issues. The course includes an indepth study of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    HIM 104 - Intro to Pharmacology

    Hours: 1
    An introductory course that discusses basic concepts of drug therapy and will concentrate on major drug classifications, as they relate to specific body systems.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    HIM 105 - Basic Principles of Disease

    Hours: 3
    This career and technical course is an overview of the pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the life span. Topics include etiology, symptoms, and physical and psychological reactions to diseases and injuries.

    Prerequisite: BIO 151  or BIO 206 ; minimum grade C
  
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    HIM 201 - Computers in Healthcare

    Hours: 3
    A course designed to give the student a working knowledge of computerized information management systems utilized by health information management departments. The content includes security, system selection, system implementation, the electronic health record, and other healthcare information topics.

    Prerequisite: HIM 101  and CIS 101  or CIS 110 ; minimum grade C
  
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    HIM 202 - CPT Coding

    Hours: 3
    A course that prepares students for positions in a physician’s office or other medical facility. The focus of this class is learning the coding rules for the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Level I (HCPCS) coding systems and then applying the rules to code patient services. Students will need CPT and HCPCS Level II manuals for the course.

    Prerequisite: HIM 101  and HIM 105 ; minimum grade C
  
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    HIM 203 - ICD Coding

    Hours: 3
    A course that provides the student the purpose and use of the ICD-10-CM/PCS classification
    system. Topics include coding conventions, coding principles, and CMS official coding guidelines (inpatient). Students will be required to assign ICD-10-CM/PCS codes to diagnosis/procedure statements, case abstracts, and patient records.

    Prerequisite: HIM 101 , HIM 105 , HSC 113  and BIO 151  or BIO 206 ; minimum grade C
  
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    HIM 204 - Insurance Billing & Reimbursement

    Hours: 3
    A course that provides theory and hands-on/skill application of the principles and practice of insurance and reimbursement processing. It includes the assignment and reporting of codes for diagnoses and procedures/services; completion of CMS-1450 and CMS-1500 claims for inpatient, outpatient, emergency department, and physician office encounters; and the review of inpatient and outpatient cases to identify issues of fraud and abuse. Inpatient and outpatient reimbursement will be determined and source documents interpreted (e.g. explanation of benefits, Medicare Summary Notices, and so on).

    Prerequisite: HIM 203  
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: HIM 202  
  
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    HIM 205 - Health Information Current Practice

    Hours: 3
    A course that consists of review and discussion of current trends, regulations and best practices affecting health information in today’s healthcare environment. Topics will change as areas of interest develop.

    Prerequisite: This is a final semester course in the Health Information Management Program. Students must have completed all other HIM program courses or be currently enrolled in remaining final semester courses before this course is taken (or have permission of instructor).
  
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    HIM 206 - Health Info Management Statistics

    Hours: 3
    A course on basic hospital and healthcare statistics including the sources, definitions and calculations of common rates and percentages. Computerized and manual methods of collection, computation, and presentation of statistical data. Review of regulatory, accreditation, and vital statistics reporting.

    Prerequisite: HIM 101  and MTH 080  or MTH 102  with a minimum grade of “C” or appropriate placement score into MTH 110 .
  
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    HIM 211 - Healthcare Quality Management

    Hours: 3
    A course that studies contemporary management methodologies. The main topics studied include: different management philosophies, evolution of Total Quality Management, management functions, management’s environment, the strategic planning process, organizational structures, and application of problem solving tools. The study will inform manager or worker what the individual can do to better assist organizations to compete in the global marketplace.

    Prerequisite: HIM 101  
  
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    HIM 212 - Healthcare Management Supervision

    Hours: 3
    A course that studies the different behaviors in organizations. The course will assist the student in becoming more sensitive to human behavior, anticipate problems before they occur, and resolve problems if they have already occurred. This study will assist the student as a manager or worker in getting along with others, both inside and outside of the organization.

    Prerequisite: HIM 101  
  
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    HIM 213 - HIM Profess Practice Experience (PPE)

    Hours: 2
    This is a 90 clock hour, hands-on supervised learning experience (PPE) with affiliated facilities designed to give students a clinical experience in assembly, analysis, filing of health records, master patient index, introduction to coding, data entry and abstracting, record storage and retrieval, birth certification, tracking systems, cancer registry, ambulatory, long term care, mental health records, medical staff/hospital committee functions, legal aspects, quality and risk management, utilization review, management and supervision, ICD-10-CM coding and DRG assignment, healthcare statistics, electronic health records, billing and insurance. During this PPE students may have the opportunity to observe supervisory skills applied in a health care setting. Students must provide proof of paid enrollment into or have completed HIM 1000 paid the required fee (for the PPE packet), to the HIM Program Director to receive a PPE Packet.
    This packet must be complete prior to instructor permission to enroll in this course.  The completed PPE packet must show proof of a satisfactory background check, TB test, drug
    screen, and proof of required immunizations. This packet is valid for 12 months from the date
    of completion.  
     

    Prerequisite: HIM 100  and HIM 101 ; minimum grade C
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: HIM 203 ; minimum grade C
  
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    HIM 214 - HIM Capstone

    Hours: 3
    A course designed to provide students with the skills for seeking employment (to manage their careers effectively). Topics covered include conducting a job search, interviewing techniques, employment, correspondence, acquiring web based skills along with resume and portfolio development for job search, and career advancement. Students will also demonstrate technology and academic proficiencies. Students must pass a comprehensive HIM program exit examination. This course also includes a comprehensive review of program competencies and preparation for the official RHIT exam. This should be taken the last semester prior to graduation. Student must earn at least a grade of “B” as a requirement for graduation. Capstone requires registration with Program Director.

    Prerequisite: This is a final semester course in the Health Information Management Program. Students must have completed HIM 203  and HIM 213  with a minimum grade of C and be currently enrolled in remaining final semester coruses before this one is taken, or have instructor consent.
  
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    HIM 270 - I.S.-HIM

    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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    HIM 280 - Special Topics-HIM

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

    Prerequisite: None

Health Science

  
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    HSC 103 - Nutrition

    Hours: 3
    A study of the essential nutrients and their value in various food groups, their functions in the body, and how to determine the food needs of the individual.

    Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score to enter ENG 101  or ENG 114  
  
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    HSC 113 - Medical Terminology

    Hours: 3
    An introduction to medical terminology focusing on the building and understanding of anatomical and pathological terms through identification and interpretation of roots, prefixes and suffixes. Students will pronounce, spell, define and interpret text on basic terms used in reporting on body systems, medical specialties, disease and procedural activities. The course will address basic medical terminology and abbreviations.

    Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score to enter ENG 101  or ENG 114  
  
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    HSC 270 - Special Topics-Health Science

    Hours: 1 - 5

History

  
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    HST 100 - U.S. & State Constitution Competency

    Hours: 1
    An examination of the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Missouri in accordance with the provisions of MO.Rs 170.011 requiring the study of the federal and state constitutions. This course is intended for transfer students who have not otherwise met this state requirement.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    HST 101 - U.S. History to 1877

    Hours: 3


    A survey of the cultural, economic, political, and social forces and events that have shaped the United States from the arrival of the first native peoples through the end of the Civil War. U.S.History 101 complies with the provisions of Section 170.011 RsMo. requiring the study of federal and state constitutions.

     

    MOTR HIST 101



    Gen Ed Skill Type: WRT, HOT, CON, SBS, CCT-CLO
    Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or coursework to enter ENG 101  or ENG 114  

  
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    HST 102 - US History Since 1877

    Hours: 3


    A survey of the cultural, economic, political, and social forces and events that have shaped the history of the United States from Reconstruction through the end of World War II. U.S. History 102 complies with the provisions of Section 170.011 RsMo. requiring the study of the federal and state constitutions.

     

    MOTR HIST 102



    Gen Ed Skill Type:  CON, CCT-CLO
    Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or coursework to enter ENG 101  or ENG 114  

  
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    HST 103 - U.S. History 1945-Present

    Hours: 3
    A survey of the cultural, economic, political, and social forces and events that have shaped the history of the United States from the end of World War II to the present era. HI 1303 U.S. History 1945-Present complies with the provisions of Section 170.011 RsMo. requiring the study of the federal and state constitutions.

    Gen Ed Skill Type: CON, CCT-CLO
    Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or coursework to enter ENG 101  or ENG 114  
  
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    HST 280 - Special Topics-History

    Hours: 1 - 5
    A focused study of a specific historical topic not usually part of the regular History course offering curriculum. Special topics courses are typically offered to accommodate the special interest of students and/or faculty.

    Prerequisite: None

Industrial Engineering Technology

  
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    IND 103 - Introduction to Manufacturing Processes

    Hours: 3
    This course is a study of basic industrial systems which will cover hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical (bearings, gearing, belt drives, chain and sprockets coupling, clutches and brakes); electrical controls (relay, logic, PLC’s and variable frequency drive). The course will also cover measuring equipment, blue print reading, material flow, and equipment up keep.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    IND 111 - Industrial Power Systems Lec

    Hours: 2
    A study of hydraulic, and pneumatic industrial power systems. The course will cover all areas of hydraulic and pneumatic systems, parts, troubleshooting and interpreting schematics.

    Corequisite: IND 112  
  
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    IND 112 - Industrial Power Systems Lab

    Hours: 1
    A career technical laboratory course on the study of hydraulic, and pneumatic industrial power systems. The course will cover all areas of hydraulic and pneumatic systems, parts, troubleshooting and interpreting schematics.

    Corequisite: IND 111 .
  
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    IND 133 - Industrial Robotics

    Hours: 3
    Robotics and programmable automation are an increasing part of industrial production. This course covers the fundamentals of robotics and includes programming using a teach pendant, direct programming, sensing and machine vision. Students will complete three projects of progressing difficulty using Mitsubishi robots.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    IND 151 - Industrial Electricity Lecture

    Hours: 2
    This is an introductory course in basic industrial electricity. This course introduces and develops the concept necessary for understanding the use of electrical components and circuitry.

    Prerequisite: None
    Corequisite: IND 152  
  
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    IND 152 - Industrial Electricity Lab

    Hours: 1
    A career technical laboratory on the study of basic industrial electricity. The course introduces and develops the concept necessary for understanding the use of electrical components and circuitry.

    Prerequisite: None
    Corequisite: IND 151  
  
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    IND 163 - Indus & Control Sys Wiring

    Hours: 3
    In this course, students work with industrial wiring procedures, standards and regulations. The course introduces the NEC code, JIC standards and manufacture specifications covering industrial wiring. Students will perform panel layout, high and low voltage installation, AC wiring, DC wiring and sensor installation. Conduit, cable tray and wireway installations are also covered in the course.

    Prerequisite: IND 152 , IND 151  
  
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    IND 172 - Process & Control Systems Lecture

    Hours: 2
    The course teaches the elements of electrical machine control and ladder logic. Students work with machine control components, such as control relays, pilot lights, push buttons, selector switches, timers, counters and sensors. The course ends with an introduction to PLC’s.

    Prerequisite: IND 151 , IND 152  
    Corequisite: IND 173  
  
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    IND 173 - Process & Control Systems Lab

    Hours: 1
    The course teaches the elements of electrical machine control and ladder logic. Students work with machine control components, such as control relays, pilot lights, push buttons, selector switches, timers, counters and sensors. The course ends with an introduction to PLC’s.

    Prerequisite: IND 152 , IND 151 ; min grade C
    Corequisite: IND 172  
  
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    IND 212 - Materials and Metallurgy

    Hours: 3
    Materials and Metallurgy will introduce students to the fundamentals of materials science with a focus on metals and their properties. Alloys, heat treatment and workability of steel, aluminum, magnesium and titanium will be covered. Labs associated with the course will investigate material’s ductility and yield as well as showing the effect of heat treatment and surface hardening techniques on metal’s properties.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    IND 213 - Maintenance Practices

    Hours: 3
    A study of basic industrial maintenance and repair techniques with emphasis in the mechanical area covering bearing, gearing, gear reducers, belt drives, chain and sprockets, coupling, clutches and brakes, lubrication and variable speed drives. We will also cover areas of preventive maintenance and methods used such as vibration analysis, balancing and infrared testing.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    IND 215 - Motor Controls

    Hours: 3
    Controlling AC and DC motors is important in nearly all industries. The Motor Controls course teaches manual motor starters, magnetic contractors, reversing circuits, reduce-voltage starting, accelerating and decelerating methods and troubleshooting. Advanced motor drives are used to expose students to variable speed and torque control.

    Prerequisite: IND 173  & IND 172 ; minimum grade C
  
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    IND 217 - Industrial Systems Troubleshooting

    Hours: 3
    Integrated system troubleshooting procedures are demonstrated. Methods to determine root cause of system malfunction with the use of modern diagnostic equipment are covered. The integrated industrial system is defined as one incorporating mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems and monitored by a microprocessor-based controller.

    Prerequisite: IND 111 , IND 112 , IND 213  IND 221  
  
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    IND 221 - PLC-Programmable Logic Controllers

    Hours: 3
    Principles of PLC’s work and practical information and skills in installing, programming, and troubleshooting. Items covered are memory structure, input/output modules, ladder logic diagrams, and the development of programming skills.

    Prerequisite: IND 173  & IND 172 ; minimum grade C
  
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    IND 231 - Advanced PLC

    Hours: 3
    Advanced programming, installation and troubleshooting techniques on PLC’s. Items covered are: networking, sequencer, shift registers, math instructions, data manipulation, program control, counters, timers and latching circuits. HMI programming, installation and troubleshooting is also covered.

    Prerequisite: IND 221  
  
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    IND 265 - IE Technology Internship

    Hours: 3
    This course is supervised work experience in the industrial engineering technology field. Students will utilize skills and knowledge obtained from IET courses. A weekly journal entry of the student’s learning will be required. The student must complete at least 115 hours of work experience at the internship site over 15 weeks. The student will also be required to complete a journal entry each week. Students desiring to take this course must make their own internship arrangements with a company approved by the IET program (list available) or request that the company of their choosing be approved by the IET program Coordinator. Signing up for this course does not guarantee an internship. Students are responsible for applying for internships at desired companies. PLEASE NOTE: While at the internship site, the student is treated as if actually working for the company. It is imperative to be on time and to follow the rules and policies of the work site. Failure to comply with the rules and policies may be grounds for discontinuing the internship.

    Prerequisite: 6 IET courses, minimum grade C and an IET major.
  
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    IND 270 - I.S.-Industrial Engineering

    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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    IND 280 - Special Topics-Industrial Engineering

    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

Journalism

  
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    MCM 111 - Applied Journalism I

    Hours: 1
    This course provides an in-depth study and practical application of interviewing, newswriting, editing, photography and design skills. Students in Applied Journalism courses are responsible for producing the CORNERSTONE, the student newspaper and website.

    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 101  
  
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    MCM 112 - Applied Journalism II

    Hours: 1
    This course provides an in-depth study and practical application of interviewing, newswriting, editing, photography and design skills. Students in Applied Journalism courses are responsible for producing the CORNERSTONE, the student newspaper and website.

    Prerequisite: MCM 111  
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 101  
  
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    MCM 206 - Diversity in the Media

    Hours: 3
    Diversity in Media provides journalistic tools for the coverage of diverse ethnic, gender, ability and ideological groups inside and outside the United States. Students will recognize the importance of diverse voices in the media and how to better cover diversity.

    Gen Ed Skill Type: ESR-CLO, GC-CLO
    Prerequisite: ENG 101  or ENG 114  
  
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    MCM 211 - Applied Journalism III

    Hours: 1
    This course provides an in-depth study and practical application of interviewing, newswriting, editing, photography and design skills. Students in Applied Journalism courses are responsible for producing the CORNERSTONE, the student newspaper and website.

    Prerequisite: MCM 112  
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 101  
  
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    MCM 212 - Applied Journalism IV

    Hours: 1
    This course provides an in-depth study and practical application of interviewing, newswriting, editing, photography and design skills. Students in Applied Journalism courses are responsible for producing the CORNERSTONE, the student newspaper and website.

    Prerequisite: MCM 211  
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 101  
  
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    MCM 225 - News Writing

    Hours: 3
    This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of journalistic writing, including hard news and feature writing. Emphasis will be placed on developing the reporting, interviewing, editing, observing and critical skills necessary in journalism, including practice of Associated Press style, grammar and ethics.

    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 102  or ENG 115  
  
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    MCM 270 - I.S.-Journalism

    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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    MCM 280 - Special Topics-Journalism

    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

Mathematics

  
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    MTH 030 - Mathematics Pre-Algebra Bridge

    Hours: 0
    A weeklong course intended for students who placed into MTH 070 . The Pre-Algebra Bridge is designed to assist in improving placement scores by focusing on test taking skills and targeted remediation in mathematics.  Topics include whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and proportions.  MTH 030 utilizes a departmental workbook and a computer learning management system.  At the end of weeklong bridge, students will retake the mathematics portion of the placement exam.

  
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    MTH 040 - Mathematics Introductory Algebra

    Hours: 0
    A weeklong course intended for students who placed into MTH 080 . The Introductory Algebra Bridge is designed to assist in improving placement scores by focusing on test taking
    skills and targeted remediation in mathematics. Topics include solving linear and absolute value equations and inequalities, graphing on the Cartesian Coordinate system, slope and equations of lines, graphing linear inequalities, solving systems of equations with graphing, rules of exponents, and multiplication/division of polynomials.  MTH*040 utilizes a departmental woorkbook and a computer learning management system.  At the end of weeklong bridge, students will retake the mathematics portion of the placement exam.

  
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    MTH 070 - Pre-Algebra

    Hours: 3
    Pre-Algebra is an entry level course for students in preparation for further studies in mathematics. Students will gain a background in arithmetic and algebraic topics by means of various presentation styles. Topics to be covered include: whole number and integer operations, fractions, decimals, percents, solving linear equations, various applicaitons in problem solving and an introduction to algebraic expressions and concepts.This is a developmental mathematics course. Placement in Pre-Algebra is determined by a student’s score on the math placement test and/or his/her mathematical background.

    Gen Ed Skill Type: DEV
    Prerequisite: None
  
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    MTH 080 - Introductory Algebra

    Hours: 4
    Introductory Algebra is the first course in a two course algebra sequence designed to prepare students for coursework in college level mathematics. Students will be introduced to basic algebra topics and the application of technology to those topics. The course will begin with a review of pertinent pre-algebra topics including fractions, decimals, and signed numbers. Other topics to be covered at the introductory algebra level include: arithmetic skills, solving equations and inequalities, exponents, linear equations and expressions, and the coordinate plane. Many of these topics will be developed more in subsequent courses. Successful completion with a grade of “C” or higher will satisfy the prerequisite for Intermediate Algebra.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in MTH 070  or appropriate math placement score.
  
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    MTH 094 - Fundamental Concepts in Mathematics

    Hours: 4
    A developmental mathematics course designed to prepare students for coursework in college level mathematics alternate to algebra based courses. Students will gain a background in geometry, analysis, and reasoning.  Topics to be covered include introductions to statistics, geometry, functions, unit analysis, consumer mathematics, and reasoning  mathematically.  Application based problems and learning will be infused throughout the course.  Successful completion with a grade of “C” or higher will satisfy the prerequisite for Math for Art and Design or any other non-algebraic intensive college level mathematics course at a similar level. Not intended for transfer.

    Gen Ed Skill Type: Developmental
    Prerequisite: MTH 070  or appropriate math placement; minimum grade C
  
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    MTH 095 - Statistics Expansion

    Hours: 1
    Statistics Expansion is a developmental mathematics laboratory course for students who are co-enrolled in Statistics (MTH 150) and need to improve comprehension and mastery of  specific arithmetic and algebraic topics. Topics to be covered include numbers and the number line, operations on numbers, sets, equations and inequalities, graphing lines in two  dimensions, reading tables and graphs, and approximating areas. Additional support will also be provided to assist students’ success in Statistics. Prerequisite: Appropriate Math  Placement score.

    Prerequisite: Appropriate math placement score.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Must be enrolled in MTH 150  or BUS 210  
  
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    MTH 102 - Business Mathematics

    Hours: 3
    A course in business and financial applications of mathematics such as discounts, markups, interest, installment buying and credit cards, payroll, depreciation, taxes, etc. Intended for students in several AAS degree programs.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MTH 070  or appropriate math placement score to enter MTH 080 .
  
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    MTH 104 - Concepts in Mathematics for Business

    Hours: 4
    Concepts in Mathematics for Business is designed for students in certain AAS disciplines. Students will gain a background in geometry, analysis, and reasoning. Topics to be covered include introductions to statistics, geometry, functions, unit analysis, consumer mathematics, and reasoning mathematically.  Application based problems and learning will be infused throughout the course.

    Prerequisite: MTH 070 , minimum grade C or appropriate math placement score
  
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    MTH 108 - Applied Algebra & Trigonometry

    Hours: 3
    Applied algebra and trigonometry is a study of applied topics in algebra such as equations: linear and quadratic, graphs and equation solving combined with a study of topics in geometry and trigonometry such as angles, triangles, and vectors.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade or “C” in  MTH 080  or  MTH 094  or appropriate math placement score to enter MTH 110 .
  
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    MTH 110 - Intermediate Algebra

    Hours: 3
    Intermediate Algebra is the second course in a two-course sequence designed to prepare students for additional coursework in mathematics. Topics covered include: polynomial operations, factoring (including sum and difference of cubes and solving quadratics using factoring), rational expressions and equations, and radical expressions. When successfully completed (grade C or better), the course satisfies the college’s prerequisite for College Mathematics and/or College Algebra or any other college level mathematics course at a similar level.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in  MTH 080  or appropriate math placement score to enter MTH 110.
  
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    MTH 121 - Medication Calculations

    Hours: 1
    This course is primarily designed to provide the student enrolled in an Allied Health program with a review of basic mathematics as well as methods of medication dosage calculations using metric, apothecary, and household measures for adult and pediatric medication administration. Intravenous (IV) calculations for simple and complex administration to adult and pediatric patients is introduced. Not intended for transfer.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MTH 110  or higher.
  
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    MTH 131 - Metric & Nonmetric Geometry

    Hours: 3
    Metric and Non-Metric Geometry is designed to familiarize potential elementary school teachers with the various mathematical topics taught in an elementary school environment. Topics covered will include measurements, plane and solid geometry, statistics and probability.

    Gen Ed Skill Type: CCT-CLO
    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MTH 110  or appropriate math placement score.
  
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    MTH 134 - Math for Art and Design

    Hours: 3
    This course is designed for Art and Graphic Design majors The goal of the course is to study connections between mathematics and art and design. Students will see how mathematics is not just about formulas and logic, but about patterns, symmetry, structure, shape and beauty. Students will study topics like tilings, polyhedra and perspective.

    Gen Ed Skill Type: CCT-CLO
    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MTH 110  or MTH 094 , appropriate math placement score.
  
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    MTH 140 - Contemporary Mathematics

    Hours: 3


    Contemporary Mathematics is designed to meet the needs of the student wishing to satisfy the general education math requirement. The purpose of Contemporary Math is to  provide a comprehensive overview of the mathematical and/or quantitative skills required to navigate the mathematical demands of modern life and prepare students for a deeper  understanding of information presented in mathematical terms. Emphasis is placed on improving students’ ability to draw conclusions, make decisions, and communicate effectively in quantitative-based situations that depend upon multiple factors. Please note that this is intended as a terminal course; completion of this course would not qualify students for higher level mathematics. Standards covered in MTH 140 include: Problem solving, modeling, mathematical reasoning, connecting with other disciplines, communication using the language of mathematics, using technology, and developing mathematical power.

    MOTR MATH 120



    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in MTH 094  or MTH 080  or appropriate placement test score.

  
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    MTH 150 - Statistics

    Hours: 3


    Statistics is an introductory course which studies the proper methods of collecting data, organizing, describing, and presenting data, and drawing conclusions from data.

     

    MOTR MATH 110



    Gen Ed Skill Type: MTH, CCT-CLO
    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MTH-080 , MTH-094   or appropriate math placement score.

  
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    MTH 170 - College Algebra

    Hours: 3


    College Algebra (Precalculus A) is the first of two courses intended to prepare students for fields of study that would require a high level of algebraic reasoning or Calculus. Topics include the foundational principles of functions, the analysis of functions, and algebraic reasoning. This is a STEM path course.

     

    MOTR MATH 130



    Gen Ed Skill Type: MTH
    Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in MTH 110  or appropriate placement score.

  
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    MTH 171 - Trigonometry

    Hours: 2
    Trigonometry is the second of two courses intended to prepare students for fields that require a high level of algebraic reasoning or Calculus. This course includes the trigonometry component of a precalculus course. Topics include geometric reasoning and trigonometry.
     

    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Minimum grade of C in MTH 170 or taken concurrently with MTH 170.
  
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    MTH 180 - Survey Calculus

    Hours: 3
    Survey Calculus is an introductory study of the techniques of differential and integral calculus. The focus of the course will be on functions and the applications of the calculus to the life, social, and managerial sciences, with particular emphasis on business applications. Trigonometry is not used.

    Gen Ed Skill Type: HOT, MTH, MAI, CCT-CLO
    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of ‘C’ in MTH 160  or MTH 170  or appropriate math placement score.
  
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    MTH 190 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus I

    Hours: 5
    A first course in a sequence of courses including analytic geometry, differential calculus, and integral calculus. This series is recommended for majors in engineering, the physical sciences, and mathematics. Topics include: properties of real numbers, introduction to analytic geometry, functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, differentiation of functions, applications of the derivative, antiderivatives, and the definite integral.

    Gen Ed Skill Type: MTH, CCT-CLO
    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MTH 170   and MTH 171   or appropriate math placement score.
  
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    MTH 210 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus II

    Hours: 5
    A continuation of MT 1605 including the following topics: applications of the definite integral, logarithmic and exponential functions, hyperbolic and trigonometric functions, techniques of integration, approximate integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, polar coordinates, conic sections, vectors, parametric equations, sequences, and series.

    Gen Ed Skill Type: MTH, CCT-CLO
    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in MTH 190 . Students earning Calculus I credit through transfer or AP exam are required a satisfactory score on the Trigonometry placement exam.
  
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    MTH 220 - Analytic Geometry & Calculus III

    Hours: 5
    A continuation of MTH 210  including the following topics: vectors and surfaces in three-dimensional space, solid analytic geometry, differential calculus of functions of several variables, and multiple integration.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of ‘C’ in MTH 210 .
  
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    MTH 241 - Linear Algebra

    Hours: 3
    Topics studied in this course will include systems of linear equations, matrices, vector and vector spaces, inner products, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of ‘C’ in MTH 210  or may be taking MTH 210  concurrently.
 

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