Jul 11, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Music

  
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    MUE 103 - Choral Association III

    Hours: 1


    A performance course open to all students and community members who have had previous choral or music experience. The purpose of the ECC Choral Association is to prepare the large choral work for performance along with the ECC College Choir and an area symphony during the Spring Semester of each academic year. The goal of the choir is to promote singing in the college and the community through the performance of quality choral repertoire and proper vocal technique.

     

    MOTR PERF 102C

  
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    MUE 105 - College Choir I

    Hours: 1


    A performance course open to all students and community members who have had previous musical experience. No audition required.

     

    MOTR PERF 102C



    Gen Ed Skill Type: MTHFA , PERF
    Prerequisite: None

  
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    MUE 106 - College Choir II

    Hours: 1


    A performance course open to all students and community members who have had previous musical experience. No audition required.

     

    MOTR PERF 102C

    Prerequisite: MUE 105  

  
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    MUE 107 - College Choir III

    Hours: 1


    A performance course open to all students and community members who have had previous musical experience. No audition required.

     

    MOTR PERF 102C

    Prerequisite: MUE 106  

  
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    MUE 111 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble I

    Hours: 1
    An audition only performance ensemble focusing on vocal jazz and popular styles. Auditions will be held one week prior to the first week of class.

    Prerequisite: None
    Corequisite: Student must be enrolled in College Choir, unless given special permission. Prerequisite: Audition
  
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    MUE 112 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble II

    Hours: 1
    An audition only performance ensemble focusing on vocal jazz and popular styles. Auditions will be held one week prior to the first week of class.

    Prerequisite: MUE 111  
    Corequisite: Student must be enrolled in College Choir, unless given special permission.
  
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    MUE 113 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble III

    Hours: 1
    An audition only performance ensemble focusing on vocal jazz and popular styles. Auditions will be held one week prior to the first week of class.

    Prerequisite: MUE 112  
    Corequisite: Student must be enrolled in College Choir, unless given special permission.
  
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    MUE 115 - College Band I

    Hours: 1


    Open to any college level student who wishes to continue band performances which explores a wide range of original and transcribed work.

     

    MOTR PERF 102B



    Gen Ed Skill Type: MTHFA, PERF
    Prerequisite: None

  
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    MUE 116 - College Band II

    Hours: 1


    Open to any college level student who wishes to continue band performances which explores a wide range of original and transcribed work.

     

    MOTR PERF 102B

    Prerequisite: MUE 115  

  
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    MUE 117 - College Band III

    Hours: 1


    Open to any college level student who wishes to continue band performances which explores a wide range of original and transcribed work.

     

    MOTR PERF 102B

    Prerequisite: MUE 116  

  
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    MUE 121 - Jazz Band I

    Hours: 1


    Jazz Band is a student audition only performing ensemble that prepares and presents concerts specifically of the Big Band style. This is a student only ensemble that performs regularly for every concert as well as two off campus concerts per semester.

     

    MOTR PERF 102B

     

    Gen Ed Skill Type: MTHFA , PERF
    Prerequisite: None

  
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    MUE 122 - Jazz Band II

    Hours: 1


    Jazz Band is a student audition only performing ensemble that prepares and presents concerts specifically of the Big Band style. This is a student only ensemble that performs regularly for every concert as well as two off campus concerts per semester.

     

    MOTR PERF 102B

    Prerequisite: MUE 121  

  
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    MUE 123 - Jazz Band III

    Hours: 1


    Jazz Band is a student audition only performing ensemble that prepares and presents concerts specifically of the Big Band style. This is a student only ensemble that performs regularly for every concert as well as two off campus concerts per semester.

     

    MOTR PERF 102B

    Prerequisite: MUE 122  

  
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    MUE 125 - Jazz Combo I

    Hours: 1
    Small jazz ensemble that is open to all students as well as community members and will focus more on Jazz Soloists. The Jazz Combo is a studio band which prepares and presents concerts, while dealing primarily with music of the jazz idiom. Open by the consent of the director.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    MUE 126 - Jazz Combo II

    Hours: 1
    Small jazz ensemble that is open to all students as well as community members and will focus more on Jazz Soloists. The Jazz Combo is a studio band which prepares and presents concerts, while dealing primarily with music of the jazz idiom. Open by the consent of the director.

    Prerequisite: MUE 125  
  
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    MUE 127 - Jazz Combo III

    Hours: 1
    Small jazz ensemble that is open to all students as well as community members and will focus more on Jazz Soloists. The Jazz Combo is a studio band which prepares and presents concerts, while dealing primarily with music of the jazz idiom. Open by the consent of the director.

    Prerequisite: MUE 126  
  
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    MUE 131 - Piano Ensemble I

    Hours: 1
    Piano Ensemble is designed to acquaint piano majors with various aspects of collaborative piano work. This course includes work in the piano duets, duos and piano chamber repertoire. It may also include playing accompaniments for solo singers or instrumentalists, or for school ensembles. During the semester students are expected to play for lessons or classes, in private sessions, and on student recitals and juries.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
  
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    MUE 132 - Piano Ensemble II

    Hours: 1
    Piano Ensemble is designed to acquaint piano majors with various aspects of collaborative piano work. This course includes work in the piano duets, duos, and piano chamber repertoire. It may also include playing accompaniments for solo singers or instrumentalists, or for school ensembles. During the semester students are expected to play for lessons or classes, in private sessions, and on student recitals and juries.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
  
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    MUE 133 - Piano Ensemble III

    Hours: 1
    Piano Ensemble is designed to acquaint piano majors with various aspects of collaborative piano work. This course includes work in the piano duets, duos and piano chamber repertoire. It may also include playing accompaniments for solo singers and instrumentalists, or for school ensembles. During the semester students are expected to play for lessons or classes, in private sessions, and on student recitals and juries.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
  
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    MUE 135 - String Ensemble I

    Hours: 1
    String Ensemble is a course introducing the string chamber music repertoire performance and practice techniques through rehearsal, coaching, and performance in a small group setting.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    MUE 136 - String Ensemble II

    Hours: 1
    String Ensemble is a course introducing the string chamber music repertoire performance and practice techniques through rehearsal, coaching, and performance in a small group setting.

    Prerequisite: MUE 135  
  
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    MUE 137 - String Ensemble III

    Hours: 1
    String Ensemble is a course introducing the string chamber music repertoire performance and practice techniques through rehearsal, coaching, and performance in a small group setting.

    Prerequisite: MUE 136  
  
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    MUE 141 - Guitar Ensemble I

    Hours: 1
    Music will be provided at the beginning of the semester, and will be assigned to students at the appropriate level of development. Students will be divided into groups, including quartets, trios, duets, and even solos…depending on enrollment. Ensemble repertoire will be drawn from the major periods of classical music, and perhaps some jazz as well. The goal of this course is to prepare, collectively, 45 min. to an hour of music for at least two performances during the semester. Performance dates and locations will be announced at the beginning of the semester, or as soon as possible.

    Prerequisite: One semester of Applied Guitar is recommended. Student must have basic sight-reading skills and technique.
  
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    MUE 142 - Guitar Ensemble II

    Hours: 1
    Music will be provided at the beginning of the semester, and will be assigned to students at the appropriate level of development. Students will be divided into groups, including quartets, trios, duets, and even solos…depending on enrollment. Ensemble repertoire will be drawn from the major periods of classical music, and perhaps some jazz as well. The goal of this course is to prepare, collectively, 45 min. to an hour of music for at least two performances during the semester. Performance dates and locations will be announced at the beginning of the semester, or as soon as possible.

    Prerequisite: MUE 141 . One semester of Applied Guitar is recommended. Student must have basic sight-reading skills and technique.
  
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    MUE 143 - Guitar Ensemble III

    Hours: 1
    Music will be provided at the beginning of the semester, and will be assigned to students at the appropriate level of development. Students will be divided into groups, including quartets, trios, duets, and even solos…depending on enrollment. Ensemble repertoire will be drawn from the major periods of classical music, and perhaps some jazz as well. The goal of this course is to prepare, collectively, 45 min. to an hour of music for at least two performances during the semester. Performance dates and locations will be announced at the beginning of the semester, or as soon as possible.

    Prerequisite: MUE 142 . One semester of Applied Guitar is recommended. Student must have basic sight-reading skills and technique.
  
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    MUE 145 - Percussion Ensemble I

    Hours: 1
    Percussion Ensemble is designed to acquaint percussion majors with various aspects of collaborative percussion work. The course will include work on percussion chamber repertoire as well as improvisatory pieces. Students will explore traditional, concert literature as well as world percussion ensemble playing. Semester performances will include the following: playing for classes, student recitals, juries and concerts.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
  
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    MUE 146 - Percussion Ensemble II

    Hours: 1
    Percussion Ensemble is designed to acquaint percussion majors with various aspects of collaborative percussion work. The course will include work on percussion chamber repertoire as well as improvisatory pieces. Students will explore traditional, concert literature as well as world percussion ensemble playing. Semester performances will include some of the following: playing for classes, student recitals, juries and concerts.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
  
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    MUE 147 - Percussion Ensemble III

    Hours: 1
    Percussion Ensemble is designed to acquaint percussion majors with various aspects of collaborative percussion work. The course will include work on percussion chamber repertoire as well as improvisatory pieces. Students will explore traditional, concert literature as well as world percussion ensemble playing. Semester performances will include some of the following: playing for classes, student recitals, juries and concerts.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
  
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    MUE 201 - Choral Association IV

    Hours: 1
    A performance course open to all students and community members who have had previous choral or music experience. The purpose of the ECC Choral Association is to prepare the large choral work for performance along with the ECC College Choir and an area symphony during the Spring Semester of each academic year. The goal of the choir is to promote singing in the college and the community through the performance of quality choral repertoire and proper vocal technique.

  
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    MUE 202 - Choral Association Advanced Skills

    Hours: 1
    A performance course open to all students and community members who have had previous choral or music experience. The purpose of the ECC Choral Association is to prepare the large choral work for performance along with the ECC College Choir and an area symphony during the Spring Semester of each academic year. The goal of the choir is to promote singing in the college and the community through the performance of quality choral repertoire and proper vocal technique. Repeatable.

  
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    MUE 205 - College Choir IV

    Hours: 1
    A performance course open to all students and community members who have had previous musical experience. No audition required.

    Prerequisite: MUE 107  
  
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    MUE 206 - College Choir Advanced Skills

    Hours: 1
    A performance course open to all students and community members who have had previous musical experience. No audition required.

    Prerequisite: MUE 205  
  
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    MUE 211 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble IV

    Hours: 1
    An audition only performance ensemble focusing on vocal jazz and popular styles. Auditions will be held one week prior to the first week of class.

    Prerequisite: MUE 113  
    Corequisite: Student must be enrolled in College Choir, unless given special permission.
  
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    MUE 212 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble Advanced Skills

    Hours: 1
    An audition only performance ensemble focusing on vocal jazz and popular styles. Auditions will be held one week prior to the first week of class. Repeatable.

    Prerequisite: MUE 211  
    Corequisite: Student must be enrolled in College Choir, unless given special permission.
  
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    MUE 215 - College Band IV

    Hours: 1
    Open to any college level student who wishes to continue band performances which explores a wide range of original and transcribed work.

    Prerequisite: MUE 117  
  
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    MUE 216 - College Band Advanced Skills

    Hours: 1
    Open to any college level student who wishes to continue band performances which explores a wide range of original and transcribed work. Repeatable.

    Prerequisite: MUE 215  
  
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    MUE 221 - Jazz Band IV

    Hours: 1


    Jazz Band is a student audition only performing ensemble that prepares and presents concerts specifically of the Big Band style. This is a student only ensemble that performs regularly for every concert as well as two off campus concerts per semester.

     

    MOTR PERF 102B

    Prerequisite: MUE 123  

  
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    MUE 222 - Jazz Band Advanced Skills

    Hours: 1
    Jazz Band is a student audition only performing ensemble that prepares and presents concerts specifically of the Big Band style. This is a student only ensemble that performs regularly for every concert as well as two off campus concerts per semester. Repeatable.

    Prerequisite: MUE 221  
  
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    MUE 225 - Jazz Combo IV

    Hours: 1
    Small jazz ensemble that is open to all students as well as community members and will focus more on Jazz Soloists. The Jazz Combo is a studio band which prepares and presents concerts, while dealing primarily with music of the jazz idiom. Open by the consent of the director.

    Prerequisite: MUE 127  
  
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    MUE 226 - Jazz Combo Advanced Skills

    Hours: 1
    Small jazz ensemble that is open to all students as well as community members and focus more on Jazz Soloists. The Jazz Combo is a studio band which prepares and presents concerts, while dealing primarily with music of the jazz idiom. Open by the consent of the director. Repeatable

    Prerequisite: MUE 225  
  
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    MUE 231 - Piano Ensemble IV

    Hours: 1
    Piano Ensemble is designed to acquaint piano majors with various aspects of collaborative piano work. This course includes work in the piano duets, duos, and piano chamber repertoire. It may also include playing accompaniments for solo singers or instrumentalists, or for school ensembles. During the semester students are expected to play for lessons or classes, in private sessions, and on student recitals and juries.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
  
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    MUE 235 - String Ensemble IV

    Hours: 1
    String Ensemble is a course introducing the string chamber music repertoire performance and practice techniques through rehearsal, coaching, and performance in a small group setting.

    Prerequisite: MUE 137  
  
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    MUE 236 - String Ensemble Advanced Skills

    Hours: 1
    String Ensemble is a course introducing the string chamber music repertoire performance and practice techniques through rehearsal, coaching, and performance in a small group setting. Repeatable.

    Prerequisite: MUE 235  
  
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    MUE 241 - Guitar Ensemble IV

    Hours: 1
    Music will be provided at the beginning of the semester, and will be assigned to students at the appropriate level of development. Students will be divided into groups, including quartets, trios, duets, and even solos…depending on enrollment. Ensemble repertoire will be drawn from the major periods of classical music, and perhaps some jazz as well. The goal of this course is to prepare, collectively, 45 min. to an hour of music for at least two performances during the semester. Performance dates and locations will be announced at the beginning of the semester, or as soon as possible.

    Prerequisite: MUE 143 . One semester of Applied Guitar is recommended. Student must have basic sight-reading skills and technique.
  
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    MUE 242 - Guitar Ensemble Advanced Skills

    Hours: 1
    Music will be provided at the beginning of the semester, and will be assigned to students at the appropriate level of development. Students will be divided into groups, including quartets, trios, duets, and even solos depending on enrollment. Ensemble repertoire will be drawn from the major periods of classical music, and perhaps some jazz as well. The goal of this course is to prepare, collectively, 45 min. to an hour of music for at least two performances during the semester. Performance dates and locations will be announced at the beginning of the semester, or as soon as possible. Repeatable.

    Prerequisite: MUE 241 . One semester of Applied Guitar is recommended. Student must have basic sight-reading skills and technique.
  
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    MUE 245 - Percussion Ensemble IV

    Hours: 1
    Percussion Ensemble is designed to acquaint percussion majors with various aspects of collaborative percussion work. The course will include work on percussion chamber repertoire as well as improvisatory pieces. Students will explore traditional, concert literature as well as world percussion ensemble playing. Semester performances will include some of the following: playing for classes, student recitals, juries and concerts.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
  
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    MUE 246 - Percussion Ensemble Advanced Skills

    Hours: 1
    Percussion Ensemble is designed to acquaint percussion majors with various aspects of collaborative percussion work. The course will include work on percussion chamber repertoire as well as improvisatory pieces. Students will explore traditional, concert literature as well as world ensemble playing. Semester performances will include some of the following: playing for classes, student recitals, juries and concerts. Repeatable.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
  
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    MUS 100 - Fundamentals of Music

    Hours: 3


    An introductory course, Fundamentals of Music, teaches the student basic sets of musical skills and elements necessary for all music. This includes areas of study in music theory, intervals, triads in music, sight-singing, aural recognition of diatonic intervals, melodic phrases, and rhythms.

     

    MOTR MUSC 101



    Gen Ed Skill Type: CCT-CLO, MTHFA
    Prerequisite: None.

  
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    MUS 101 - Music Appreciation

    Hours: 3


    A historical survey of the development of music, intended to provide a background for the understanding and application of music.

     

    MOTR MUSC 100



    Recommended: Recommended for non-music majors.

    Gen Ed Skill Type: MTHFA
    Prerequisite: None

  
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    MUS 151 - World Music

    Hours: 3


    An introduction to the music of the world’s cultures, emphasizing their diversity and the uniqueness of each.

     

    MOTR MUSC 102



    Recommended: Recommended for non-music majors.

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

  
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    MUS 154 - Music Appreciation: Age of Rock & Roll

    Hours: 3


    The course is designed as a historical survey of the development of Rock and Roll style music over the past 75 years. The purpose of this course is to broaden the style of music being studied at our college and to give the students a more concentrated look at the style of music that has shaped the last several generations.

     

    MOTR MUSC 100RP



    Gen Ed Skill Type: CM-CLO, MTHFA
    Prerequisite: None

  
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    MUS 155 - Jazz Appreciation

    Hours: 3


    The course is designed as a historical survey of the development of Jazz style music over the past 125 years. The purpose of this course is to broaden the style of music being studied at our college and to give the students a more concentrated look at the style of music that had shaped our culture.

     

    MOTR MUSC 100J



    Gen Ed Skill Type: CM-CLO, MTHFA
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENG 101  or ENG 114  

  
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    MUS 171 - Music History From 1800

    Hours: 3


    A survey of the history of western music of the Romantic era through the twentieth century.

     

    MOTR MUSC 104



    Open only to: For music majors and minors only.
    Gen Ed Skill Type: CM-CLO, MTHFA
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MUC 102  or instructor consent.

  
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    MUS 172 - Music History to 1800

    Hours: 3


    A study of art music, its styles and forms with emphasis on representative works from the standard repertoire including the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classic eras.

     

    MOTR MUSC 103



    Gen Ed Skill Type: CM-CLO, MTHFA
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MUC 102 ;minimum grade C or instructor consent

  
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    MUS 270 - I.S.-Music

    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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    MUS 280 - Special Topics-Music

    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

Nursing

  
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    NUR 101 - Fundamentals of Nursing Lecture

    Hours: 6.5
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the role of the nurse, the nursing process, legal and ethical aspects of healthcare and the basic needs of the individual and family. Abdellah’s 21 Nursing Problems will be utilized to show the individual as a whole as well as variations to health and wellness. The primary focus is to develop a firm foundation of basic nursing care and basic nursing skills. Concepts of therapeutic communication; basic skills and assessment; nutrition; principles of medication administration and safe patient handling are introduced.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Six and one-half hours lecture per week.
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing program. Minimum grade of “C” in, ENG 101  or ENG 114 PSY 101 BIO 111  or two years of High School Biology (lab included) with a “B” or higher, CHM 105 COL 101 MTH 110  
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: BIO 206 , minimum grade C
    Corequisite: NUR 102  
  
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    NUR 102 - Fundamentals of Nursing Lab

    Hours: 2.5


    This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to safely apply nursing skills and theoretical knowledge acquired in NUR 101 . The nursing laboratory and clinicical experience in community healthcare facilities are utilized. Emphasis is placed on professional behavior, therapeutic communication, basic skills and safe patient handling.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Eight hours practicum per week.
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing program.

    Prerequisite or Co-curriculum requirements: Minimum grade of “C” in ENG 101  or ENG 114 , PSY 101 , CHM 105 COL 101,  and MTH 110  

    BIO 111  or 2 years of high school Biology (lab included) with a “B” or higher

     
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: BIO 206 , minimum grade C
    Corequisite: NUR 101 . Fall semester, first year.

  
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    NUR 103 - Successful Transitions in Nursing

    Hours: 4
    This course designed to transition the LPN into the role of the registered nurse.  Emphasis is placed on refining nursing skills, reviewing basic medical-surgical concepts and medication calculation, and to develop critical thinking skills to apply to the nursing process.  Successful completion of this course is a prerequisite for the LPN to RN Bridge program. See the nursing application for course time limits.

    Prerequisite: MTH 110 ; Student must have an undisciplined Missouri Licensed Practical Nursing license or be eligible to sit for the N-CLEX PN examination.
  
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    NUR 131 - Nursing of Adults & Children I Lecture

    Hours: 5
    This course is designed for the student to apply previously learned scientific knowledge and nursing skills while caring for adults and children across the life span with common behavioral health and medical-surgical disease processes. Students develop comprehensive psychosocial and physical assessment skills integrating pathophsysiology, basic pharmacology concepts and teaching-learning principles. The application of the nursing process is broadened to meet the total needs of the patient and family for a more comprehensive plan of nursing care.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Five hours lecture per week.
    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in NUR 101 , NUR 102 . Pre/Cocurriculum requirements: Minimum grade of “C” in BIO 207 ENG 102  or ENG 115 .
    Corequisite: NUR 132 . Spring semester, first year.
  
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    NUR 132 - Nursing of Adults & Children I Lab

    Hours: 5
    This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to safely apply previously learned nursing skills and theoretical knowledge acquired in NUR 101 NUR 102 , and NUR 131 . The nursing laboratory and clinical experiences in community healthcare facilities are utilized. Emphasis is placed on physical assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology and patient/family teaching.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Sixteen hour practicum per week.
    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in NUR 101 , NUR 102 . Pre/Cocurriculum requirements: Minimum grade of “C” in BIO 207 ENG 102  or ENG 115 .
    Corequisite: NUR 131 .
  
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    NUR 201 - Nursing of Adults & Children II Lecture

    Hours: 4.5
    This course is designed to provide the students with knowledge and skills to apply the nursing process to the care of the family throughout the reproductive cycle and women’s health care, along with strengthening the student’s ability to identify the pathophysiological process as they affect the adult/child/newborn’s ability to maintain his regulatory, immune and mobility needs. Complex medicalsurgical nursing concepts are introduced. The student will utilize the nursing process in providing patient/familycentered care throughout the lifespan with emphasis on setting short- and long-term goals. The course is planned to help the student recognize the adult/child/newborn’s physical, psychosocial, and developmental needs. Nursing care will focus upon health promotion, assessment, and identification of normal and high-risk situations and management of care for selected content within the clinical setting along with utilization of community resources.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in NUR 131  NUR 132  
    Corequisite: NUR 202   Pre/Co-curriculum requirements: Minimum grade of “C” in BIO 205  and one of the following:  HST 101 , HST 102 , HST 103 , PSC 101 , PSC 102 . Fall semester, fourth semester.
  
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    NUR 201 - Nursing of Adults/Children II Lecture

    Hours: 5.5
    This course is designed for the student to apply previously learned scientific knowledge and nursing skills while caring for adults and children across the life span with complex behavioral health and medical-surgical disease processes. Complex skills and concepts are introduced as well as the integration of maternal-newborn nursing. The application of the nursing process is broadened to meet the complex needs of the patient and family. Emphasis is placed on reduction of risk potential, physiological adaptations, and health promotion and maintenance.

    Prerequisite: NUR 131  & NUR 132 , minimum grade C
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: BIO 205 , minimum grade C and one of the following: HST 101 HST 102 HST 103 PSC 101 PSC 102  
    Corequisite: NUR 202  
  
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    NUR 202 - Nursing of Adults & Children II Lab

    Hours: 4.5
    This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to safely apply previously learned complex nursing skills and theoretical knowledge acquired in NUR 101 NUR 102 NUR 131 NUR 132 NUR 231 . The nursing laboratory and clinical experiences in community healthcare facilities will be utilized. Emphasis is placed on complex concepts of patholophysiology, pharmacology, diagnostics and patient/family teaching.

    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in NUR 131  & NUR 132 .
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Minimum grade of C in BIO 205  and one of the following: HST 101 HST 102 HST 103 PSC 101 PSC 102 .
    Corequisite: NUR 201  
  
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    NUR 231 - Nursing Adults & Children III Lecture

    Hours: 5
    This course is designed for the student to apply previously learned advanced scientific knowledge and nursing skills in caring for adults and children across the life span with complex behavioral health and medical-surgical disease processes. Leadership skills, prioritization, delegation, management of care and complex concepts are further developed. Emphasis is placed on the role of the registered nurse as the provider of care, manager of care, and member of the nursing profession.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Five hours lecture per week.
    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in NUR 201 /NUR 202 .
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: SOC 101  
    Corequisite: NUR 232 , NUR 291 .
  
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    NUR 232 - Nursing of Adults & Children III Lab

    Hours: 5
    This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to safely apply previously learned complex nursing skills and theoretical knowledge acquired throughout the curriculum. The nursing laboratory and clinical experiences in community healthcare facilities are utilized. Emphasis will be placed on organization, prioritization, delegation and delivery of safe and effective care to multiple patients.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Sixteen hours practicum per week.
    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in NUR 201  & NUR 202  
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: SOC 101  
    Corequisite: NUR 231  & NUR 291  
  
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    NUR 270 - I.S.-Nursing

    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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    NUR 280 - Special Topics-Nursing

    Hours: 1
    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: Consent of instructor.
  
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    NUR 291 - Nursing Trends

    Hours: 1
    This course is designed to provide to provide to students with a comprehensive understanding of the development of nursing practice and education; current issues and trends related to ethical and legal nursing practice; and to provide students with the basic skills necessary to conduct a selfdirected job search.

    Lecture/Laboratory: Two hour discussion per week for eight weeks.
    Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in NUR 201 /NUR 202 . Pre/Co-curriculum: NUR 231 , NUR 232 , SOC 101 . Spring semester, second year.

Occupational Therapist Assistant

  
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    OTA 200 - Foundations of Occupational Therapy

    Hours: 4
    This course presents an introduction to occupational therapy; including history, philosophical base, values, ethics, practice framework and clinical reasoning. Students will learn selected theories and frames of reference as they pertain to interventions in mental health, physical disabilities, pediatrics, and community practice areas. An overview of the occupational therapy process, including assessment, treatment planning, treatment implementation and discontinuation of intervention will be presented. Role delineation and collaboration of the occupational therapy assistant with other occupational therapy and health care personnel are discussed.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHPC OTA Program through ECC
    Corequisite: OTA 205 , OTA 210 , OTA 215 , OTA 220  
  
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    OTA 205 - Medical Conditions Occupational Therapy

    Hours: 3
    This course will provide a framework for students to learn about common medical conditions seen by occupational therapy practitioners and to facilitate learning of these conditions from an occupational therapy perspective.  It is not intended to emphasize treatment of a diagnosis, however students will learn about specific factors unique to given conditions that may impact an individual’s occupational roles and functions.  These factors must be understood and analyzed regarding the relative impact on the individual’s occupational performance.  The knowledge gained from this course is necessary pre-requisite to Physical Disabilities Practice.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHPC OTA Program through ECC
    Corequisite: OTA 200 , OTA 210 , OTA 215  OTA 220  
  
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    OTA 210 - Analysis of Occupations

    Hours: 2
    This course is designed to foster a beginning exposure to individuals experiencing a variety of physical or mental disabilities, including caregivers of individuals with disabilities, through community experiences.  Through theses experieiences, students will develop skills in observation, analysis, interview assessment and data collection, and relational skills.  Students will complete writing assignments with an emphasis on their observations, analysis and performance of human occupation across the lifespan, with an emphasis on contextual factors impacting occupational performance.  Through the written assignments, students will learn the systle of professional writing required for OTAs. Professional and therapeutic relationships will be emphasized throughout the course.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHPC OTA Program through ECC
    Corequisite: OTA 200 , OTA 205 , OTA 215 , OTA 220  
  
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    OTA 215 - Mental Health & Psychosocial Practice

    Hours: 4
    This course presents the role of the Occupational Therapy Assistant in the psychosocial area of Occupational Therapy practice. Students will learn selected frames of reference, and explore the effects of psychosocial dysfunction on areas of occupation. Students will learn skills necessary to assess, implement and document intervention in a variety of mental health settings. Client factors, including culture and diversity, therapeutic interactions and methods are studied. Students will develop skills in administering invidual and group interventions, professional communication, conflict negotiation, and advocacy. Course activities, site visits and Level I fieldwork opportunities will enable students to participate in and apply psychosocial principles to practice.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHPC OTA Program through ECC
    Corequisite: OTA 220 , OTA 205 , OTA 210 , OTA 220  
  
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    OTA 220 - Pediatric & Adolescent Practice

    Hours: 4
    Treatment of pediatric and adolescent conditions. Normal and delayed development of the infant, child and adolescent are explored. The lab component incorporates theoretical principles and provides opportunities for students to develop assessment, intervention planning an implementation, and documentation skills to address a range of childhood sensory-motor, cognitiv, and psychosocial performance deficits. Students will learn to adapt the environment, tools, materials, and occupations to meet the self-care, work/play, and leisure needs of the pediatric and adolescent population. Lab activities, site visits and Level I fieldwork opportunities will enable students to participate in and apply pediatric and adolescent treatment principles to practice.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHPC OTA Program through ECC
    Corequisite: OTA 200 , OTA 205 , OTA 210 , OTA 215  
  
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    OTA 250 - Functional Kinesiology

    Hours: 2
    In this course, students use and apply their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to study muscle groups and their function relative to performing various activities. Analysis of functional movement patterns required to work, self-care, play, and leisure activities is emphasized. Priniciples and techniques of manual muscle testing and range of motion are practiced, specifically as they relate to the impact on daily activities.  Principles of energy conservation, joint protection and work simplication are presented.  Prevention, health maintenance and safety procedures relevant to functional activities are reviewed.

    Prerequisite: OTA 200 , OTA 205 , OTA 210 , OTA 215 , OTA 220 . A grade of C or better and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all OTA pre-requisite courses.
    Corequisite: OTA 255 , OTA 260 , OTA 265 , OTA 259  
  
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    OTA 255 - Physical Disabilities Practice

    Hours: 4


    The course provides in-depth opportunities for students to develop assessment, intervention planning, intervention, and documentation skills to address a wide range of adult and geriatric physical disabilities and conditions typically treated by occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistants. Topics include but are not limited to stroke, spinal cord inury, fractures and joint replacements, head injury, and cardiopulmonary disorders. The use of splinting, orthotics, modalities, and assistive technology in treatment will also be  presented. Students will learn to adapt the environment, tools, materials, and occupations to meet the self-care, work/play, and leisure needs of the adult and geriatric population. Lab activities, site visits and Level I fieldwork opportunities will enable students to participate in and apply physical disabilities treatment principles to practice.

     

    Prerequisite: OTA 200 , OTA 205 , OTA 210 , OTA 215 , OTA 220 . A grade of C or better and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all OTA prerequisite courses.
    Corequisite: OTA 250 , OTA 260 , OTA 265 , OTA 259  

  
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    OTA 259 - Professional Skills

    Hours: 3
    This course is designed to foster practical professional skills in critical thinking, using literature to make evidence based practice decisions and recommendations, and using theory to guide practice, all through the completion of a professional portfolio.

    Prerequisite: OTA 250 , OTA 255 , OTA 260 , OTA 265 . A grade of C or better and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all OTA prerequisite courses.
    Corequisite: OTA 250 , OTA 255 , OTA 260 , OTA 265  
  
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    OTA 260 - Community Practice

    Hours: 3
    Site visits and Level I fieldwork opportunities will enable students to participate in and apply occupational therapy assessment and intervention principles to a wide range of community settings including vocational, vocational rehabilitation, home health, and emerging community practice areas. Emphasis will be on comunity settings in the students’ state and geographic region. The course also provides a broad exposure to the social, political,legislative, economic and cultural factors that influence service delivery.

    Prerequisite: OTA 200 , OTA 205 , OTA 210 , OTA 215 , OTA 220 . A grade of C or better and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all OTA prerequisite courses.
    Corequisite: OTA 250 , OTA 255 OTA 265 , OTA 259  
  
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    OTA 265 - Ethics, Management & Leadership

    Hours: 3


    This course focuses on the OTA role in managing and directing occupational therapy services. It covers ethical provision of services, departmental operations, program development, supervisory requirements, personnel development and supervision, professional team building, quality assurance, compliance with regulations, reimbursement, and national and state credentialing requirements. Techniques for developing a resume and job interview skills are practiced. The importance and responsibility for on-going OTA professional development, ethical practice, contributing to research and evidence based practice, attention to emerging practice issues and areas, and international perspectives are explored.

     

    Prerequisite: OTA 200 , OTA 205 , OTA 210 , OTA 215 , OTA 220 . A grade of C or better and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all OTA prerequisite courses.
    Corequisite: OTA 250 , OTA 255 , OTA 260 , OTA 259  

  
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    OTA 270 - I.S.-OTA

    Hours: 0
  
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    OTA 290 - Level II Fieldwork A

    Hours: 8


    Full-time clinical fieldwork experience in mental health, physical disabilities, geriatric, pediatric and/or community based practice working under the supervision of an OTR and/or COTA. Focus is on achieving entry-level competence in planning and implementing interventions.

     

    Prerequisite: OTA 250 , OTA 255 , OTA 260 , OTA 259 , OTA 265 . A grade of C or better and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all OTA courses.
    Corequisite: OTA 295  

  
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    OTA 295 - Level II Fieldwork B

    Hours: 8


    Full-time clinical fieldwork experience in mental health, physical disabilities, geriatric, pediatric and/or community based practice working under the supervision of an OTR and/or COTA. Focus is on achieving entry-level competence in planning and implementing interventions. Requires 40 hours per week for 8 weeks in an area of clinical practice that is different from Level II A Fieldwork. Level II Fieldwork B must be completed within 18 months following completion of academic coursework. All academic and fieldwork courses must be completed prior to graduation.

    Full-time clinical fieldwork experience in mental health, physical disabilities, geriatric, pediatric and/or community based practice working under the supervision of an OTR and/or COTA. Focus on achieving entry-level competence in planning and implementing interventions.

    Prerequisite: OTA 250 , OTA 255 , OTA 260 , OTA 259 , OTA 265 . A grade of C or better and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all OTA courses.
    Corequisite: OTA 290  


Precision Machining

  
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    PRS 103 - Print Reading and Design

    Hours: 3
    A course designed for a beginning course in the fundamentals of industrial print reading. This course provides the basics of print reading with an emphasis on working with industrial prints. Throughout the course, Solid Works is introduced to acquaint the student with the basic fundamentals of how drawings and designs are made and the different types of drawings and designs used in industry. The student will construct multi-view drawings to solve problems related to points, lines, planes, intersections, and auxiliary surfaces of three dimensional objects. Freehand sketches will be done on paper and drawings will be done using Solid Works cad software on a computer. In the lab portion of the course students will be able to practice and demonstrate acquired skills using the same equipment and tools found in the industry.

    Prerequisite: None
  
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    PRS 111 - Intro CNC Mill & Lathe Lecture

    Hours: 1
    An introductory course in Computer Numerical Control Machining. Task of setting up, operating and programming and turning centers are demonstrated. Computer assisted programming of CNC machines is covered. The integration of CNC machines in a Flexible Manufacturing System is emphasized.

    Corequisite: PRS 112  
  
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    PRS 112 - Intro CNC Mill & Lathe Lab

    Hours: 2
    A career technical laboratory course in Computer Numerical Control Machining. Task of setting up, operating and programming and turning centers are demonstrated. Computer assisted programming of CNC machines is covered. The integration of CNC machines in a Flexible Manufacturing System is emphasized.

    Corequisite: PRS 111  
  
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    PRS 121 - Machine Tool 1 Lecture

    Hours: 2
    An introduction to the fundamental skills required in the machining industry. Skill topics include: safety, bench work, measuring devices, basic machinery and their functions including: drill presses, horizontal mills, engine lathes, and common cutting tools. The overarching goal of this course is to afford the student the opportunity to earn NIMS credentials, (The National Institute for Metal Working Skills) as they demonstrate their competency with the tools and procedures used in the industry. NIMS credentials certify to employers that the holder is qualified to work in the industry. In this course students can earn two NIMS credentials. The first is Measurement, Materials, and Safety Job. The second is Planning, Bench Work, and Layout. Students may earn a NIMS credential in this course; both a practical and theory test must be mastered to receive the credential.

    Prerequisite: None
    Corequisite: PRS 122  
  
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    PRS 122 - Machine Tool I Lab

    Hours: 2
    A career technical laboratory course of the Machine Tool 1 Lec (see description) allows students to practice and demonstrate acquired skills using the same equipment and tools found in the industry.

    Prerequisite: None.
    Corequisite: PRS 121  
  
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    PRS 123 - Machine Tool 2 Lecture

    Hours: 1
    A course that studies the fundamental skills required in the machining industry as a continuation of Machine Tool 1. Skill topics include: safety, bench work, measuring devices, basic machinery and their functions including: drill presses, horizontal mills, engine lathes, and common cutting tools. The overarching goal of this course is to afford the student the opportunity to earn NIMS credentials (The National Institute of Metal Working Skills) as they demonstrate their competency with the tools and procedures used in the industry. In this course students can earn two NIMS credentials. They are Manual Drill Press Operations and Manual Turning Between Centers. This course is the next step up in the NIMS Level 1 credentials. This course is an introduction to the manual drill press, work holding, tool holding devices for the drill press and matching operations. The Manual Lathe, work holding, tool holding devices for the lathe and machining operations on the lathe.

    Prerequisite:  PRS 121 , PRS 122 , PRS 103 .
    Corequisite: PRS 124  
  
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    PRS 124 - Machine Tool 2 Lab

    Hours: 3
    A career technical laboratory course of the Machine Tool 2 Lec (see description) allows students to practice and demonstrate acquired skills using the same equipment and tools found in the industry.

    Prerequisite: PRS 121 , PRS 122 , PRS 103  
    Corequisite: PRS 123  
  
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    PRS 131 - Computer Aided Manufacturing Lecture

    Hours: 1
    Instruction in the use of CAM software like MASTER CAM and FEATURE CAM as it applies to the machining process.

    Prerequisite: PRS 121  and PRS 122  
    Corequisite: PRS 132  
  
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    PRS 132 - Computer Aided Manufacturing Lab

    Hours: 2
    A career technical laboratory course for instruction in the use of CAM software like MASTER CAM and FEATURE CAM as it applies to the machining process.

    Prerequisite: PRS 121  and PRS 122  
    Corequisite: PRS 131  
  
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    PRS 141 - CNC Lathe Lecture

    Hours: 1
    An introduction to the fundamental skills required in the machining industry. Skill topics include: types of CNC turning machines, work-holding, CNC turning programming, types of motion for turning, machine control panel, machine and work coordinate systems, work offset settings, cutting tools for turning, program entry for turning and turning operations. The overarching goal of this course is to afford the student the opportunity to earn NIMS credentials, (The National Institute for Metal Working Skills) as they demonstrate their competency with the tools and procedures used in the industry. NIMS credentials certify to employers that the holder is qualified to work in the industry. In this course students can earn two NIMS credentials. They are CNC Turning: Programming Set-up and Operations and CNC Turning: Operator. This course serves as a component to NIMS Level 1 credentials. This course is an introduction to the CNC Lathe and the machining operations on the CNC Lathe.

    Prerequisite:  PRS 111 , PRS 112 , PRS 121 , PRS 122 , PRS 103  
    Corequisite: PRS 142  
  
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    PRS 142 - CNC Lathe Lab

    Hours: 2
    A career technical laboratory course of the CNC Lathe 1 Lec (see description) allows students to practice and demonstrate acquired skills using the same equipment and tools found in the industry.

    Prerequisite:  PRS 111 , PRS 112 , PRS 121 , PRS 122 , PRS 103  
    Corequisite: PRS 141  
  
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    PRS 201 - Machine Tool 3 Lecture

    Hours: 1
    A course that studies the fundamental skills required in the machining industry. Skill topics include: safety, bench work, measuring devices, basic machinery and their functions including: drill presses, vertical milling machines, horizontal mills, engine lathes, and common cutting tools. The overarching goal of this course is to afford the student the opportunity to earn NIMS credentials, (The National Institute for Metal Working Skills) as they demonstrate their competency with the tools and procedures used in the industry. NIMS credentials certify to employers that the holder is qualified to work in the industry. In this course students can earn two NIMS credential. They are Manual Turning with Chucking and Manual Milling. This course is the next step up in the NIMS Level 1 credentials. This course is an introduction to the manual turning with chucking, work holding, tool holding devices for the manual lathe and manual vertical and horizontal mill, work holding, tool holding devices for the mills and machining operations on the mills. Students may earn a NIMS credential in this course; both a practical and theory test must be mastered to receive the credential.

    Prerequisite: PRS 123  and PRS 124  
    Corequisite: PRS 202  
  
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    PRS 202 - Machine Tool 3 Lab

    Hours: 3
    A career technical laboratory course of the Machine Tool 3 Lec (see description) allows students to practice and demonstrate acquired skills using the same equipment and tools found in the industry.

    Prerequisite: MA 1211 and PRS 124  
    Corequisite: PRS 201  
  
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    PRS 211 - CNC 2 Mill Lecture

    Hours: 2
    An introduction to the fundamental skills required in the machining industry. Skill topics include: types of CNC milling machines, work-holding, CNC milling programming, types of motion for milling, machine control panel, machine and work coordinate systems, work offset settings, cutting tools for milling, program entry for milling and milling operations. The overarching goal of this course is to afford the student the opportunity to earn NIMS credentials, (The National Institute for Metal Working Skills) as they demonstrate their competency with the tools and procedures used in the industry. NIMS credentials certify to employers that the holder is qualified to work in the industry. In this course students can earn two NIMS credentials. They are CNC Milling: Programming Set-up and Operations and CNC Milling: Operator. This course serves as a component to NIMS Level 1 credentials. This course is an introduction to the CNC MILL and the machining operations on the CNC Milling machine center

    Prerequisite: PRS 111 , PRS 112 , PRS 123 , PRS 124 , PRS 131 , PRS 132  
    Corequisite: PRS 212  
  
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    PRS 212 - CNC 2 Mill Lab

    Hours: 2
    A career technical laboratory course of the CNC 2 Mill Lec course (see description) allows students to practice and demonstrate acquired skills using the same equipment and tools found in the industry.

    Prerequisite: PRS 111 , PRS 112 , PRS 123 , PRS 124 , PRS 131 , PRS 132  
    Corequisite: PRS 211  
  
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    PRS 215 - Geometric Dim Tolerance & SPC Lecture

    Hours: 1
    Course Description: An introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance provides the student with the complete fundamentals of geometric dimensioning and tolerance (GD&T) concepts as adopted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for engineering and related documentation practices. The geometric dimensioning and tolerance concepts are introduced in a methodical manner to help ensure that the student has a full understanding of every basic concept as they build knowledge toward more advanced applications. The concepts are covered in an easy-to-learn sequence, allowing the student to become comfortable with the concepts as an understanding is built.

    Prerequisite: PRS 141 , PRS 142 , PRS 123 , PRS 124 , PRS 131 , and PRS 132  
    Corequisite: PRS 216  
  
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    PRS 216 - Geometric Dim Tolerance & SPC Lab

    Hours: 2
    A career technical laboratory course of the Geometric Dim Tolerance and SPC Lec course (see description) allows students to practice and demonstrate acquired skills using the same equipment and tools found in the industry.

    Prerequisite: PRS 141 , PRS 142 , PRS 123 , PRS 124 , PRS 131 , and PRS 132  
    Corequisite: PRS 215  
  
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    PRS 218 - Solidworks

    Hours: 3
    A course designed to acquaint the student with the basic operating principles of feature based parametric solid modeling program. The student will learn the basic commands to create solid models, assemblies, and detail drawings by hands-on training.

    Prerequisite: PRS 103  
 

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