2021-2022 HCC Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    May 20, 2024  
2021-2022 HCC Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Radiologic Technology

  
  • RADR 2217 - Radiographic Pathology


    Credits: 2

    Disease processes and their appearance on radiographic images.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): RADR 2331 ; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math
  
  • RADR 2260 - Clinical-Radiologic Technology / Science-Radiographer


    Credits: 2

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 8
    Prerequisite(s): RADR 2309 , RADR 2401 , RADR 1266 ; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math
  
  • RADR 2309 - Radiographic Imaging Equipment


    Credits: 3

    A study of the equipment and physics of x-ray production, basic x-ray circuits and relationship of equipment components to the imaging process.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): RADR 2305, RADR 2331 ; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math
  
  • RADR 2331 - Advanced Radiographic Procedures


    Credits: 3

    Continuation of positioning; alignment of the anatomical structure and equipment, evaluation of images for proper demonstration of anatomy and related pathology.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): RADR 1313 , RADR 2401 ; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math
  
  • RADR 2333 - Advanced Medical Imaging


    Credits: 3

    Specialized imaging modalities. Includes concepts and theories of equipment operations and their integration for medical diagnosis.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): RADR 1313 , RADR 2401 ; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math
  
  • RADR 2335 - Radiologic Technology Seminar


    Credits: 3

    A capstone course focusing on the synthesis of professional knowledge, skills and attitudes in preparation for professional employment and lifelong learning.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1
    Prerequisite(s): All RADR courses or by Department Approval; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math
  
  • RADR 2340 - Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging


    Credits: 3

    Anatomic relationships that are present under various sectional orientations as depicted by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): RADR 2333 ; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math
  
  • RADR 2366 - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology / Science-Radiographer


    Credits: 3

    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 24
    Prerequisite(s): RADR 1267, RADR 2233; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math
  
  • RADR 2367 - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology / Science-Radiographer


    Credits: 3

    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 24
    Prerequisite(s): RADR 2333 , RADR 2366 ; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math
  
  • RADR 2401 - Intermediate Radiographic Procedures


    Credits: 4

    A continuation of the study of the proper manipulation of radiographic equipment, positioning and alignment of the anatomical structure and equipment, and evaluation of images for proper demonstration of anatomy.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): RADR 1303 , RADR 1411 ; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math

Real Estate

  
  • RELE 1191 - Special Topics in Real Estate


    Credits: 1

    This course contains instruction on good study habits and an overview to better prepare the student to take their State Examination to obtain a Texas Real Estate License. Topic covered include principles of real estate, real estate law, landlord tenant relationships, ownership and transfer of real property, legal descriptions, taxes, closing disclosures and procedures, fair housing, real estate appraisal, financing, and general overview of both State and Federal laws regarding the real estate industry. Students will be given a review of both the Texas Real Estate License Act and The Rules and Regulations of the Texas Real Estate Commission.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1200 - Contract Forms and Addenda


    Credits: 2

    Promulgated Contract Forms, which shall include but is not limited to unauthorized practice of law, broker-lawyer committee, current promulgated forms, commission rules governing use forms and case studies involving use of forms.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1201 - Principles of Real Estate I


    Credits: 2

    A beginning overview of licensing as a real estate broker or salesperson. Includes ethics of practice as a license holder, titles to and conveyance of real estate, legal descriptions, deeds, encumbrances and liens, distinctions between personal and real property, appraisal, finance and regulations, closing procedures, and real estate mathematics. Covers at least three hours of classroom instruction on federal, state, and local laws relating to housing discrimination, housing Credit discrimination, and community reinvestment. Fulfills at least 30 of 60 hours of required instruction for salesperson license.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1211 - Law of Contracts


    Credits: 2

    Elements of a contract, offer and acceptance, statute of frauds, specific performance and remedies for breach, unauthorized practice of law, commission rules relating to use of adopted forms, and owner disclosure requirements.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1219 - Real Estate Finance


    Credits: 2

    Monetary systems, primary and secondary money markets, sources of mortgage loans, federal government programs, loan applications, processes and procedures, closing costs, alternative financial instruments, equal Credit opportunity laws affecting mortgage lending, Community Reinvestment Act, and the state housing agency.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1238 - Principles of Real Estate II


    Credits: 2

    Overview of licensing as a broker or salesperson. Includes ethics of practice as a license holder, titles to and conveyance of real estate, legal descriptions, deeds, encumbrances and liens, distinctions between personal and real property, appraisal, finance and regulations, closing procedures, and real estate mathematics. Covers at least three hours of classroom instruction on federal, state, and local laws relating to housing, discrimination, housing Credit discrimination, and community reinvestment. Fulfills at least 30 of 60 hours of required instruction for salesperson license.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1291 - Special Topics in Real Estate


    Credits: 3

    Commercial Real Estate is an overview of the commercial real estate industry which includes: commercial real estate culture, real estate professionalism and ethics, types of properties, investors, end users, leasing, developing, marketing psychology, advertising, time management, negotiating and closing, financing and characteristics of a successful salesperson.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1303 - Real Estate Appraisal


    Credits: 3

    A study of the central purposes and functions of an appraisal, social and economic determinants of value, appraisal case studies, cost, market data and income approaches to value estimates, final correlations, and reporting. Ac Credited: Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. (Formerly REAL 2301)

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1307 - Real Estate Investments


    Credits: 3

    Characteristics of real estate investments. Includes techniques of investment analysis, time-valued money, discounted and non-discounted investment criteria, leverage, tax shelters, depreciation, and applications to property tax.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1309 - Real Estate Law


    Credits: 3

    Provides a study of legal concepts of real estate, land description, real property rights, estates in land, contracts, conveyances, encumbrances, foreclosures, recording procedures, and evidence of title.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1315 - Property Management


    Credits: 3

    A study of the role of the property manager, landlord policies, operating guidelines, leases, lease negotiations, tenant relations, maintenance, reports, habitability laws, and the Fair Housing Act.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1321 - Real Estate Marketing


    Credits: 3

    A study of real estate professionalism and ethics; characteristics of successful salespersons; time management; psychology of marketing; listing procedures; advertising; negotiating and closing financing; and the Deceptive Trade Practice Act.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1323 - Real Estate Computer Applications


    Credits: 3

    A study of the availability of technology, current software, and its ability to help a real estate agent become more productive. Includes database, mapping, mortgage interest, contact management, presentation and real estate related software application packages.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1324 - Loan Origination and Quality Control


    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the mortgage loan application process. Topics include regulatory compliance and documentation; real estate contracts; the mortgage application process, interview techniques; Credit, income and property qualification, quality controls and procedures.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1325 - Real Estate Mathematics


    Credits: 3

    Basic arithmetic skills. Includes mathematical logic, percentages, interest, time value of money, depreciation, amortization, proration, and estimation of closing statements.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1329 - Fundamentals of Environmental Issues


    Credits: 3

    A study of environmental issues affecting the real estate industry including hazardous substances, underground storage tanks, wetlands, radon, asbestos, lead, endangered species protection, sick building syndrome and electromagnetic fields.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1335 - Real Estate Construction


    Credits: 3

    A study of the basic principles of design and construction of real estate properties. This course meets part of the educational requirements, as determined by The Texas Real Estate Commission, to become a licensed inspector.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 1371 - Loan Processing


    Credits: 3

    A study of the theoretical and practical framework necessary to understand the complex field of mortgage lending with emphasis on loan application, qualifications, and processing. Also includes the role of lenders, residential loan appraisals, closing, and funding the loan. This course emphasizes workforce training in the areas of loan processing and originating procedures as determined by the needs of industry. Ac Credited: Texas Savings and Loan Department.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Department Approval
  
  • RELE 1381 - Cooperative Education-Real Estate


    Credits: 3

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

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 0
    External: 20
    Prerequisite(s): Department Approval and RELE 2201  
  
  • RELE 1391 - Special Topics in Real Estate


    Credits: 3

    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 2201 - Law of Agency


    Credits: 2

    A study of Law of agency including principal-agent and master-servant relationships, the authority of an agent, the termination of an agent’s authority, the fiduciary and other duties of an agent, employment law, deceptive trade practices, listing or buying representation procedures, and the disclosure of an agency.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 2307 - Real Estate Title and Settlement


    Credits: 3

    Examines the procedural aspects required to research land titles, establish and administer title closings, escrow, determination of settlement requirements, and filing. In addition, the lender’s closing instructions, document review, funding procedures, post-closing audit and file set up will be presented. This course emphasizes workforce training in the area of closing and funding procedures as determined by the needs of industry. Ac Credited: Texas Savings and Loan Department.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 2311 - Fundamentals of Mortgage Lending


    Credits: 3

    A study of the theoretical and practical framework necessary to understand the complex field of mortgage lending with emphasis on loan application, qualifications, and underwriting. Also includes the role of lenders, security instruments, residential loan appraisals, and closing and funding the loan. This course emphasizes workforce training in the areas of loan processing and underwriting procedures as determined by the needs of industry.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 2331 - Real Estate Brokerage


    Credits: 3

    A study of law of agency, planning and organization, operational policies and procedures, recruiting, selection and training of personnel, records and control, and real estate firm analysis and expansion criteria.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RELE 2381 - Cooperative Education-Real Estate


    Credits: 3

    Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines, classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. The student is required to work a minimum of 20 hours a week and attend a weekly seminar. An approved project and final report are required.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 20
    Prerequisite(s): Department Approval and RELE 1381  
    Repeatable: This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.

Respiratory Therapy Technician

  
  • RSPT 1201 - Introduction to Respiratory Care


    Credits: 2

    An introduction to the field of respiratory care. Topics include the History, Civilization, of respiratory care, hospital organization, medical malpractice, ethics, vital signs, body mechanics, basic cardiopulmonary assessment, infection control, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math
  
  • RSPT 1213 - Basic Respiratory Care Pharmacology


    Credits: 2

    A study of basic pharmacological principles/practices of respiratory care drugs. Emphasis on classification, routes of administration, dosages/calculations, and physiological interaction.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 2258  
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 1225  
  
  • RSPT 1225 - Respiratory Care Sciences


    Credits: 2

    Physics, mathematics, and chemistry as related to respiratory care.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 1
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 1240  
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 1213  
  
  • RSPT 1240 - Advanced Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology


    Credits: 2

    Provides an advanced presentation of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2301  ,BIOL 2101 , BIOL 2302 , BIOL 2102 
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 2258  
  
  • RSPT 1262 - Clinical-Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist


    Credits: 2

    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 8
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 1361 , RSPT 1311  ; 
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 2314  
  
  • RSPT 1310 - Respiratory Care Procedures I


    Credits: 3

    Essential knowledge of the equipment and techniques used in the treatment of cardiopulmonary disease. Content areas include: oxygen therapy, humidity and aerosol therapy, lung expansion therapy, bronchial hygiene therapy, pulse oximetry, arterial blood gas sampling and interpretation.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 3
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 1201 
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 1360  
  
  • RSPT 1311 - Respiratory Care Procedures II


    Credits: 3

    Provides essential knowledge of airway care and mechanical ventilation. Airway care includes indications, techniques, equipment, and hazards and complications. Mechanical ventilation includes indications, initiation, modes, clinical application, management, complications, and weaning.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 3
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 1360  , RSPT 1310 ;
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 1361  
  
  • RSPT 1360 - Clinical-Respiratory Care Therapy / Therapist


    Credits: 3

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 16
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 1201 ; BIOL 2301  , BIOL 2101  , BIOL 2302  , BIOL 2102  
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 1310  
  
  • RSPT 1361 - Clinical-Respiratory Care Therapy / Therapist


    Credits: 3

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 16
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 1310  , RSPT 1360  
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 1311  
  
  • RSPT 2210 - Cardiopulmonary Disease


    Credits: 2

    A discussion of pathogenesis, pathology, diagnosis, History, Civilization, prognosis, manifestation, treatment, and detection of cardiopulmonary diseases.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 1262  ; RSPT 2314  ; 
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 2255  
  
  • RSPT 2230 - Respiratory Care Examination Preparation


    Credits: 2

    Theory and History, Civilization, of clinical simulation examinations. Includes construction types, scoring, and mechanics of taking the computerized simulation examination respiratory care.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 2325 ; RSPT 2353  
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 2262  
  
  • RSPT 2239 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support


    Credits: 2

    Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) with an emphasis on airway management. Designed to develop skills for resuscitation of the adult. Includes strategies for managing and stabilizing the cardiopulmonary arrested patient. May include certification.

    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 2325   ; RSPT 2353   
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 2230  
  
  • RSPT 2255 - Critical Care Monitoring


    Credits: 2

    Advanced monitoring techniques used to assess a patient in the critical care setting.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s):   RSPT 2314  
    Pre/Corequisite(s): RSPT 2361  
  
  • RSPT 2258 - Respiratory Care Patient Assessment


    Credits: 2

    Integration of patient examination techniques, including patient History, Civilization, and physical exam, lab studies, x-ray, pulmonary function, arterial blood gases, and invasive and noninvasive hemodynamics.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 1201  ; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math 
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 1240  
  
  • RSPT 2262 - Clinical-Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist


    Credits: 2

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 8
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 2362  
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 2230  , RSPT 2239  
  
  • RSPT 2314 - Mechanical Ventilation


    Credits: 3

    The study of mechanical ventilation with emphasis on ventilator classification, methods, principles, and operational characteristics. Includes indications, complications, and physiologic effects/principles of mechanical ventilation. Emphasizes initiation, management, and weaning of ventilatory support.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 1213 
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 1262 
  
  • RSPT 2325 - Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics


    Credits: 3

    A study of physical, radiological, hemodynamic, laboratory, nutritional, and cardiopulmonary diagnostic assessment of the pulmonary patient.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 2255   ; 
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 2353  
  
  • RSPT 2353 - Neonatal/Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Care


    Credits: 3

    A study of acute care, monitoring, and management as applied to the neonatal and pediatric patient.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 2210  
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 2362  
  
  • RSPT 2361 - Clinical-Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist


    Credits: 3

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 16
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 1262 
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 2255 
  
  • RSPT 2362 - Clinical-Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist


    Credits: 3

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 16
    Prerequisite(s): RSPT 2361 ; must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math
    Corequisite(s): RSPT 2353 

Restaurant Management

  
  • RSTO 1301 - Beverage Management


    Credits: 3

    A study of the beverage service of the hospitality industry including spirits, wines, beers, and non-alcoholic beverages. Topics include purchasing, resource control, legislation, marketing, physical plant requirements, staffing, service, and the selection of wines to enhance foods.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RSTO 1325 - Purchasing for Hospitality Operations


    Credits: 3

    Study of purchasing and inventory management of foods and other supplies to include development of purchase specifications, determination of order quantities, formal and informal price comparisons, proper receiving procedures, storage management, and issue procedures. Emphasis on product cost analysis, yields, pricing formulas, controls and record keeping at each stage of the purchasing cycle.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • RSTO 2301 - Principles of Food and Beverage Controls


    Credits: 3

    A study of financial principle and controls of food service operation including review of operation policies and procedures. Topics include financial budgeting and cost analysis emphasizing food and beverage labor costs, operational analysis, and internal and regulatory reporting procedures.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0

Robotics Technology/Technician

  
  • RBTC 1301 - Programmable Logic Controllers


    Credits: 3

    A study in programmable logic controllers (PLC). Topics include processor units, numbering systems, memory organization, relay type devices, timers, counters, data manipulators, and programming. Emphasis will be placed on converting ladder diagrams into programs; explaining digital/analog devices used with programmable logic controllers; and executing and evaluating control system operation.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): CETT 1425  or INTC 1441  or Department Approval, must be placed into college-level reading, writing and math

Sign Language

  
  • SGNL 1401 - Beginning American Sign Language I


    Credits: 4

    Introduction to American Sign Language covering finger spelling, vocabulary, and basic sentence structure in preparing individuals to interpret oral speech for the hearing impaired. Student must complete the course with a B or better.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): SLNG 1307; SLNG 1311,SLNG 1401
  
  • SGNL 1402 - Beginning American Sign Language II


    Credits: 4

    Introduction to American Sign Language covering finger spelling, vocabulary, and basic sentence structure in preparing individuals to interpret oral speech for the hearing impaired. Student must complete the course with a B or better.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): SLNG 1307, SLNG 1311, SGNL 1401 ; Must be placed into INRW 0410 in reading, INRW 0420 or ESOL0360 or 0370 in writing and MATH 0106 in math
  
  • SGNL 2301 - Intermediate American Sign Language I


    Credits: 3

    Review and application of conversational skills in American Sign Language; interpreting from signing to voice as well as from voice to signing. Introduction to American Sign Language literature and folklore. Student must complete the course with a B or better.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): SLNG 1311, SGNL 1401 , SGNL 1402 ; must be placed into college-level reading, college-level writing and MATH 0314   in math
  
  • SGNL 2302 - Intermediate American Sign Language II (4th semester ASL)


    Credits: 3

    Review and application of conversational skills in American Sign Language; interpreting from signing to voice as well as from voice to signing. Introduction to American Sign Language literature and folklore.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): SGNL 1401 , SGNL 1402 , SGNL 2301 , SLNG 1311; must be placed into college-level reading, college-level writing and  MATH 0314   (P)  in math
  
  • SLNG 1166 - Practicum (or Field Experience)-Sign Language Interpretation and Translation


    Credits: 1

    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry; and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
    External: 10
  
  • SLNG 1207 - Intra-lingual Skills Development for Interpreters


    Credits: 2

    Development of intralingual (English to English) skills necessary for future development of inter-lingual (English to American Sign Language [ASL]/ASL to English) skills. Focus on linguistic and cognitive skills development in areas of paraphrasing, summarizing, main idea identification, comprehension, memory, delayed repetition, multitasking, vocabulary, and cultural literacy.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 1
  
  • SLNG 1211 - Fingerspelling & Numbers


    Credits: 2

    Development of expressive and receptive skills in fingerspelling and numbers. Receptive skills focus on whole word phrase recognition and fingerspelling/number comprehension in context. Expressive skills focus on the development of speed, clarity, and fluency.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 1
    Prerequisite(s): SGNL 1401  or equivalent; Must be placed into college-level reading, college-level writing and MATH 0314    (P) in math
  
  • SLNG 1248 - Vocabulary Development for Interpreters


    Credits: 2

    A course in vocabulary building in English and American Sign Language for interpreters.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 1
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading, college-level writing and MATH 0314   (P)  in math
  
  • SLNG 1317 - Introduction to the Deaf Community


    Credits: 3

    An overview of the physical, educational, social, and cultural implications within the context of a deaf or hard-of-hearing individual’s personal life, family, and community in today’s multicultural world. Emphasis on current educational and vocational programs, legislation, technology, oppression, and other issues.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading, college-level writing and MATH 0314   (P)  in math
  
  • SLNG 1321 - Introduction to the Interpreting Profession


    Credits: 3

    An overview of the field of American Sign Language (ASL)/English interpretation. Provides a historical framework for the current principles, ethics, roles, responsibilities, and standard practices of the interpreting profession.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading, college-level writing and MATH 0314   (P) 

    in math

  
  • SLNG 1350 - Sign-To-Voice


    Credits: 3

    Skill development in interpreting and transliterating from American Sign Language and other modes of communication to English and analysis of increasingly complex tasks utilizing simulated interpreting experiences including skills analysis and peer evaluation.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
  
  • SLNG 2266 - Practicum (or Field Experience)-Sign Language Interpretation and Translation


    Credits: 2

    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry; and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
    External: 15
  
  • SLNG 2301 - Interpreting I


    Credits: 3

    An overview of the interpreting process and models of interpretation. Introduces the skills necessary to achieve dynamic message equivalence in interpreting American Sign Language (ASL) to English and English to ASL.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): SGNL 1401 , SGNL 1402 , SGNL 2301 , SGNL 2302 , SLNG 1307, SLNG 1311, Department Approval; must be placed into college-level reading, college-level writing and MATH 0314   (P)  in math
  
  • SLNG 2302 - Interpreting II


    Credits: 3

    Continued development of discourse analysis and interpreting skills for increasingly complex tasks. Utilization of consecutive and simultaneous interpreting scenarios including monologues and dialogues. Emphasizes skill development, self-analysis, and peer evaluation.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): SGNL 1401 , SGNL 1402 , SGNL 2301 , SGNL 2302 , SLNG 1307, SLNG 1311, SLNG 1321 , SLNG 2401; Department Approval Must be placed into college-level reading, college-level writing and MATH 0314    (P) in math
  
  • SLNG 2303 - Transliterating


    Credits: 3

    A practice oriented course designed to develop skills necessary for rendering spoken English to a signed English format and signed English to spoken English.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
  • SLNG 2311 - Interpreting in Specialized Setting


    Credits: 3

    Overview of interpreting/transliterating in special settings (e. g., religious, artistic, medical, legal, mental health). Reinforcing interpreting theories and techniques in relation to special settings.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
  
  • SLNG 2315 - Interpreting in Educational Settings


    Credits: 3

    Overview of education programs (K-12 and post-secondary), focusing on the roles and skills of the interpreter as a member of the educational team. Includes current practices, communication methods, legislation, trends, and ethical issues. Introduces resources for content-specific vocabulary

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): Must be placed into college-level reading, college-level writing and MATH 0314   (P)  in math
  
  • SLNG 2331 - Interpreting III


    Credits: 3

    A practice-oriented course to strengthen skills in the integration and application of interpreting using complex source materials. Continued exposure to simulated interpreting/transliterating experiences.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 4
    Prerequisite(s): SGNL 1401 , SGNL 1402 , SGNL 2301 , SGNL 2302 , SLNG 1307, 1311, SLNG 1321 , SLNG 2401, SLNG 2402; Department Approval; must be placed into college-level reading, college-level writing and MATH 0314    (P) in math
  
  • SLNG 2371 - Specialized Signs


    Credits: 3

    This course focuses on specialized sign language interpreting settings from source language into a target language of American Sign Language and vice versa, presenting linguistic, cultural, and subject-related issues affecting meaning transfer from one language to another.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): SGNL 1401 , SGNL 1402 , SGNL 2301 , SGNL 2302 , SLNG 2301  Must be placed into college-level reading, college-level writing and MATH 0314   (P)  in math

Sociology

  
  • SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology


    Credits: 3

    A survey course which focuses on the nature of human groups in American and world societies, their social and cultural adaptations, and the impact which various social processes may have on their social organization and social change. 

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Note: Core Curriculum Course
  
  • SOCI 1306 - Social Problems


    Credits: 3

    An inquiry into selected current social problems with specific reference to their original development, and suggested solutions. 

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Note: Core Curriculum Course
  
  • SOCI 2301 - Marriage & the Family


    Credits: 3

    This course is a sociological analysis of marriage and family relations based on fundamental principles in the discipline. Both theory and current research findings are covered. Areas explored include family dynamics, interpersonal relations, demographic trends, and conflict management. Current and classical research is reviewed and applied.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Note: Core Curriculum Course.
  
  • SOCI 2319 - Minority Studies


    Credits: 3

    An in depth theoretical and practical Sociological analysis that examines historical and contemporary minority issues, including race and ethnicity, using historical and modern demographic data such as life span, birth rates, marriage patterns, business ownership, educational attainment, migration data, and assimilation/pluralism patterns as well as the impact of economic and social globalization on minorities in the United States and the world.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • SOCI 2336 - Criminology


    Credits: 3

    An analysis of the social dimensions of crime as a form of deviant behavior; the nature and extent of crime; classic and modern theories; the role of the police and the courts, group and community oriented programs, with an evaluation of prevention, control, and treatment programs. 

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Note: Core Curriculum Course

Spanish

  
  • SPAN 1411 - Beginning Spanish I


    Credits: 4

    Introduction to the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Development of basic skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural awareness. Course includes vocabulary building, conversation and grammar. Transfers as foreign language Credit.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
    Note: Core Curriculum Course.
  
  • SPAN 1412 - Beginning Spanish II


    Credits: 4

    Continuation of SPAN 1411 . Further development of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and cultural awareness. More advanced grammar. Transfers as foreign language Credit.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 2
    Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1411  or satisfactory score on an advanced placement examination or at least 2 years of high school Spanish within the last two years;
    Note: Core Curriculum Course.
  
  • SPAN 2311 - Intermediate Spanish I


    Credits: 3

    Further development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and cultural awareness acquired in Beginning Spanish. Presentation of more complex language structures. Oral and written practice based on selected readings. Class conducted mainly in Spanish.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1412  or equivalent; 
  
  • SPAN 2312 - Intermediate Spanish II


    Credits: 3

    Continuation of SPAN 2311 . Special emphasis on written communication. Readings, discussions and compositions. Class conducted mainly in Spanish.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2311  or equivalent;
  
  • SPAN 2313 - Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers I


    Credits: 3

    Designed for Hispanic-American and other students from a Spanish speaking background. Emphasis on basic skills in reading, spelling, and composition. Credit will not be given for both this course and SPAN 2311 .

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): test placement; 
  
  • SPAN 2315 - Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers II


    Credits: 3

    Continuation of SPAN 2313 . Continued development of reading and writing skills and control of universal Spanish style.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2313 

Spanish Language & Literature

  
  • SPNL 1291 - Special Topics in Spanish Language and Literature


    Credits: 2

    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.

    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
    Repeatable: This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

Speech

  
  • SPCH 1311 - Introduction to Speech Communication


    Credits: 3

    A survey course in the basic principles of oral communication. Includes the study of the use of the body and voice, the speaker-listener relationship, and preparation and delivery of platform speeches. Open to all students. Required for speech majors.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Note: Core Curriculum Course.
  
  • SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking


    Credits: 3

    Designed to develop proficiency in public speaking situations; emphasis on content, organization, and delivery of speeches for various occasions. Open to all students. Required for speech majors.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Prerequisite(s): SPCH 1311  or ENGL 1301  or Department Approval
    Note: Core Curriculum Course.
  
  • SPCH 1318 - Interpersonal Communication


    Credits: 3

    A course designed to improve the student’s effectiveness in small-group and one-to-one communication. Open to all students. Required for speech majors.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Note: Core Curriculum Course.
  
  • SPCH 1321 - Business and Professional Communication


    Credits: 3

    Applies the techniques of oral communication to situations most common to business and professional people. Covers discussion methods, conference techniques, committee reports, instructions, lectures, and public speeches. Open to all students. Required for speech majors.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Note: Core Curriculum Course.
  
  • SPCH 1342 - Voice and Diction


    Credits: 3

    Training in the effective use of the voice and body. Includes study of the vocal mechanism and the phonetic alphabet; improvement of enunciation, pronunciation, and articulation. Recommended for non-native speakers. Open to all students. Required for speech majors.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • SPCH 2333 - Discussion and Small Group Communication


    Credits: 3

    Examines the dynamics of small group communication and discussion situations, including body language. Open to all students, required of majors.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • SPCH 2335 - Argumentation and Debate


    Credits: 3

    Study of principles of argumentation and debate. Practice in preparing written and spoken arguments. Open to all students.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
  
  • SPCH 2341 - Oral Interpretation


    Credits: 3

    Cultivation of the art of oral presentation of literary forms, analysis of thought, development of imagination, communication of emotional values, and individual projects in interpretive reading. Open to all students. Required for speech majors.

    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0

Surgical Technology

  
  • SRGT 1260 - Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist


    Credits: 2

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
    External: 8
  
  • SRGT 1261 - Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist


    Credits: 2

    A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
    External: 10
 

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