May 25, 2022  
2017-2018 Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Applied Music: Voice

  
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    MVV 1311B - Applied Voice IB


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVV 1311  or equivalent.

    This course includes the development of intermediate level reading and technical skills and study of standard intermediate classical repertoire. Range, tone, articulation and speed are developed through study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. Memorization is required as appropriate. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVV 2321 - Applied Voice II


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    This course includes the continued development of reading, technique and repertoire to the advanced level and continued study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVV 2321B - Applied Voice IIB


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 2321  or equivalent.

    This course includes the continued development of reading, technique and repertoire to the advanced level and continued study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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Applied Music: Woodwinds

  
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    MVW 1011A - Applied Preparatory Music I - Flute


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    One-on-one instruction designed to develop fundamentals of reading music, technical skills and performance of elementary level classical music. Includes study of scales, chords and arpeggios. Final examination consists of prepared program of technique and literature performed for the instructor. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1011B - Applied Preparatory Music II - Flute


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 1011A  with a grade of “B” or higher or permission of instructor.

    One-on-one instruction designed to develop fundamentals of reading skills, technique and repertoire at the upper elementary/ early intermediate level. Final examination is performed before a panel of applied music instructors when application for further study at the next higher level (Applied I) is made. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1012A - Applied Preparatory Music I - Oboe


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    One-on-one instruction designed to develop fundamentals of reading music, technical skills and performance of elementary level classical music. Includes study of scales, chords and arpeggios. Final examination consists of prepared program of technique and literature performed for the instructor. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1012B - Applied Preparatory Music II - Oboe


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 1012A  with a grade of “B” or higher or permission of instructor.

    One-on-one instruction designed to develop fundamentals of reading skills, technique and repertoire at the upper elementary/ early intermediate level. Final examination is performed before a panel of applied music instructors when application for further study at the next higher level (Applied I) is made. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1013A - Applied Preparatory Music I - Clarinet


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    One-on-one instruction designed to develop fundamentals of reading music, technical skills and performance of elementary level classical music. Includes study of scales, chords and arpeggios. Final examination consists of prepared program of technique and literature performed for the instructor. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1013B - Applied Preparatory Music II - Clarinet


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 1013A  with a grade of “B” or higher or permission of instructor.

    One-on-one instruction designed to develop fundamentals of reading skills, technique and repertoire at the upper elementary/ early intermediate level. Final examination is performed before a panel of applied music instructors when application for further study at the next higher level (Applied I) is made. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1014A - Applied Preparatory Music I - Bassoon


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    One-on-one instruction designed to develop fundamentals of reading music, technical skills and performance of elementary level classical music. Includes study of scales, chords and arpeggios. Final examination consists of prepared program of technique and literature performed for the instructor. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1014B - Applied Preparatory Music II - Bassoon


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 1014A  with a grade of “B” or higher or permission of instructor.

    One-on-one instruction designed to develop fundamentals of reading skills, technique and repertoire at the upper elementary/ early intermediate level. Final examination is performed before a panel of applied music instructors when application for further study at the next higher level (Applied I) is made. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1015A - Applied Preparatory Music I - Saxophone


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    One-on-one instruction designed to develop fundamentals of reading music, technical skills and performance of elementary level classical music. Includes study of scales, chords and arpeggios. Final examination consists of prepared program of technique and literature performed for the instructor. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1015B - Applied Preparatory Music II – Saxophone


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 1015A  with a grade of “B” or higher or permission of instructor.

    One-on-one instruction designed to develop fundamentals of reading skills, technique and repertoire at the upper elementary/ early intermediate level. Final examination is performed before a panel of applied music instructors when application for further study at the next higher level (Applied I) is made. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1311 - Applied Music Flute I


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    This course includes the development of intermediate level reading and technical skills and study of standard intermediate classical repertoire. Range, tone, articulation and speed are developed through study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. Memorization is required as appropriate. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1311B - Applied Music Flute IB


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 1311  or equivalent.

    This course includes the development of intermediate level reading and technical skills and study of standard intermediate classical repertoire. Range, tone, articulation and speed are developed through study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. Memorization is required as appropriate. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1312 - Applied Music Oboe I


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    This course includes the development of intermediate level reading and technical skills and study of standard intermediate classical repertoire. Range, tone, articulation and speed are developed through study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. Memorization is required as appropriate. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1312B - Applied Music Oboe IB


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 1312  or equivalent.

    This course includes the development of intermediate level reading and technical skills and study of standard intermediate classical repertoire. Range, tone, articulation and speed are developed through study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. Memorization is required as appropriate. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1313 - Applied Clarinet I


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    This course includes the development of intermediate level reading and technical skills and study of standard intermediate classical repertoire. Range, tone, articulation and speed are developed through study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. Memorization is required as appropriate. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1313B - Applied Clarinet IB


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 1313  or equivalent.

    This course includes the development of intermediate level reading and technical skills and study of standard intermediate classical repertoire. Range, tone, articulation and speed are developed through study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. Memorization is required as appropriate. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1314 - Applied Bassoon I


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    This course includes the development of intermediate level reading and technical skills and study of standard intermediate classical repertoire. Range, tone, articulation and speed are developed through study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. Memorization is required as appropriate. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1314B - Applied Bassoon IB


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 1314  or equivalent.

    This course includes the development of intermediate level reading and technical skills and study of standard intermediate classical repertoire. Range, tone, articulation and speed are developed through study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. Memorization is required as appropriate. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1315 - Applied Saxophone I


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    This course includes the development of intermediate level reading and technical skills and study of standard intermediate classical repertoire. Range, tone, articulation and speed are developed through study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. Memorization is required as appropriate. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 1315B - Applied Saxophone IB


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 1315  or equivalent.

    This course includes the development of intermediate level reading and technical skills and study of standard intermediate classical repertoire. Range, tone, articulation and speed are developed through study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. Memorization is required as appropriate. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 2321 - Applied Flute II


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    This course includes the continued development of reading, technique and repertoire to the advanced level and continued study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 2321B - Applied Flute IIB


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 2321  or equivalent.

    This course includes the continued development of reading, technique and repertoire to the advanced level and continued study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 2322 - Applied Oboe II


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    This course includes the continued development of reading, technique and repertoire to the advanced level and continued study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 2322B - Applied Oboe IIB


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 2322  or equivalent.

    This course includes the continued development of reading, technique and repertoire to the advanced level and continued study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 2323 - Applied Clarinet II


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    This course includes the continued development of reading, technique and repertoire to the advanced level and continued study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 2323B - Applied Clarinet IIB


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 2323  or equivalent.

    This course includes the continued development of reading, technique and repertoire to the advanced level and continued study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 2324 - Applied Bassoon II


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    This course includes the continued development of reading, technique and repertoire to the advanced level and continued study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 2324B - Applied Bassoon IIB


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 2324  or equivalent.

    This course includes the continued development of reading, technique and repertoire to the advanced level and continued study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 2325 - Applied Saxophone II


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week.

    This course includes the continued development of reading, technique and repertoire to the advanced level and continued study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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    MVW 2325B - Applied Saxophone IIB


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    One hour per week. Prerequisites: MVW 2325  or equivalent.

    This course includes the continued development of reading, technique and repertoire to the advanced level and continued study of scales, chords, arpeggios and other technical exercises. All students perform in one student recital and exhibit their development through jury examination at the end of the term. Degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of two (2) times; however, no more than a total of eight (8) combined credits from applied music may count toward elective credits. Students are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for applied music courses. Additional special fees are required.


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Nursing: Special

  
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    NSP 1050 - Basic Nursing Skills


    (1 Credit Hour)
    (A.S.)


    This course provides instruction and practice in the basic skills needed to the health student who has interrupted the program of study to progress successfully through the associate degree in nursing program. Emphasis is placed on concepts and skills needed to provide safe patient care, specific learning skills will be addressed for each individual student.


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    NSP 3276 - Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation


    (1 Credit Hour)
    (B.S.)


    Prerequisites: By permission ONLY from the nursing department.

    The content of this course is to provide additional knowledge and skill in the care of a client requiring cardiac monitoring in an acute care setting. This course builds on knowledge students obtained previously in covering the cardiovascular body system. Basic arrhythmia interpretation and nursing implications associated with cardiac rhythm changes assist students with an additional assessment skill that further develops their critical thinking ability in the health care setting.


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    NSP 3295C - Perioperative Nursing


    (11 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    Prerequisites: Proof of RN licensure or license eligible; current CPR. By permission from the nursing department only.

    This BSN elective course prepares the registered nurse for the role of the perioperative nurse in establishing and sustaining system equilibrium during the peroperative period. A minimum of two years work experience as a RN is recommended. This course teaches perioperative nurse practice in surgery and related departments. The course is a supervised clinical preceptorship of patient care during the preop, intraop, and postop care of the surgical patient. Additional special fees are required.


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    NSP 4275C - Adult Critical Care-Nursing


    (8 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    Prerequisites/corequisites: completion of NSP 3276 , by permission ONLY from the nursing department. The content of this course is to provide advanced knowledge and skills in critical care nursing for registered nurses enrolled in the RN to B.S.N. program and intending to work in or have interest in learning about critical care nursing. The course is an introduction to critical care nursing. Content areas are developed around the body systems: cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, hematological and multisystem. The course work includes classroom, eLearning and simulation. Additional special fees are required.


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Nursing

  
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    NUR 1013 - Math for Nurses


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Two hours class per week. Prerequisites: Course admission is by nursing department permission only.

    This course includes the study of Relative Value; using various operation on common and decimal fractions; solving equations to determine value of x, ratio and proportions; working with equivalents in decimals, fractions, ratios and percents; using the metric, apothecary and household systems of measures; reading medication labels; dosage calculations; calculating IV flow rates and critical care flow rates; rounding, converting Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures; and calculating body mass index.(Elective) Note(s): For nursing majors only.


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    NUR 1023C - Nursing Practice I


    (10 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course provides six hours of lecture, three hours of lab and nine hours of clinical experience per week.

    Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in NUR 1023L . This course is designed to introduce the concepts within the three domains of the individual, nursing and healthcare. Concepts related to the individual include: acid base balance, cognition, comfort, culture, diversity, elimination, family, fluid and electrolytes, grief and loss, health, wellness, and illness, infection, mobility, oxygenation, perfusion inflammation, tissue integrity, self, sensory/perception, spiritual, stress/coping, and thermoregulation. Concepts related to nursing include: assessment, caring interventions, clinical decision, collaboration, communication, managing care, teaching and learning. Concepts related to healthcare include accountability, advocacy, ethics, evidence-based practice, health care systems, health policy, informatics, legal issue, quality improvement, and safety. Additional special fee is required. Note(s): For nursing majors only.


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    NUR 1023L - Nursing Practice I Laboratory


    (0 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course provides three hours of learning lab and nine hours of clinical experience per week.

    Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in NUR 1023C .  

      Note(s): For nursing majors only.


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    NUR 1730C - Nursing Practice II


    (10 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course provides six hours of lecture, three hours of learning lab and nine hours of clinical experience per week. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NUR 1023C  and NUR 1023L .

    Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in NUR 1730L . This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the Individual, nursing and healthcare. Concepts related to the individual include: acid base balance, cognition, comfort, culture, diversity, elimination, family, fluid & electrolytes, grief & loss, health, wellness and illness, infection, mobility, oxygenation, perfusion, inflammation, tissue integrity, self, sensory/perception, spiritual, stress/coping, and thermoregulation. Concepts related to nursing include assessment, caring intervention, clinical decision, collaboration, communication, managing care, teaching and learning. Concepts related to healthcare include: accountability, advocacy, ethics, evidence-based practice, health care systems, health policy, informatics, legal issues, quality improvement, and safety. Additional special fee is required. Note(s): For nursing majors only.


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    NUR 1730L - Nursing Practice II Laboratory


    (0 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course provides three hours of learning lab and nine hours of clinical experience per week. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NUR 1023C  and NUR 1023L .

    Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in NUR 1730C . Note(s): For nursing majors only.


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    NUR 2703C - Nursing Transition


    (10 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course provides six hours of lecture, three hour of learning lab and nine hours of clinical experience per week. Prerequisites: Completion of an LPN Program, currently holds an unencumbered, unrestricted license as an LPN in the State of Florida, and meeting the minimum scores required on the nurse entrance exam. 

    Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in NUR 2703L . This course is designed for the licensed practical nurse (LPN) who wishes to advance into the registered nurse (RN) role.  The LPN’s knowledge and previously learned skills are assessed and validated during the first two to three weeks of the beginning of the course.  Content areas and skills covered in NUR 1023C  and NUR 1730C  are supplemental within the course, learning lab and clinical experiences.  Emphasis is placed on the transition from the LPN to the RN role. Upon successful completion of NUR 2703C and the ASN Program, advanced placement credit will be awarded in lieu of NUR 1023C  , NUR 1023L   , NUR 1730C  and NUR 1730L  Additional special fee is required.

    This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, nursing and healthcare.  Concepts related to the individual include: acid base balance, cognition, comfort, culture, diversity, elimination, family,  fluid & electrolytes, grief & loss, health, wellness and illness, infection, mobility, oxygenation, perfusion, inflammation, tissue integrity, self, sensory/perception, spiritual, stress/coping, and thermoregulation.  Concepts related to nursing include assessment, caring intervention, clinical decision, collaboration, communication, managing care, teaching and learning.  Concepts related to healthcare include: accountability, advocacy, ethics, evidence-based practice, health care systems, health policy, informatics, legal issues, quality improvement, and safety. Additional special fee is required. Note(s): For nursing majors only.


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    NUR 2703L - Nursing Transition Laboratory


    (0 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course provides three hours of learning lab and nine hours of clinical experience per week. Prerequisites: Completion of an LPN Program, currently holds an unencumbered, unrestricted license as an LPN in the State of Florida, and meeting the minimum scores required on the nurse entrance exam. 

    Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in NUR 2703C . Note(s): For nursing majors only.


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    NUR 2731C - Nursing Practice III


    (10 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course provides six hours of lecture and twelve hours of clinical experience per week. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NUR 1023C , NUR 1023L , NUR 1730C , NUR 1730L  or NUR 2703C  and NUR 2703L .

    Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in NUR 2731L . This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, nursing and healthcare. Concepts related to the Individual include behavior, development, family, health-wellness-illness, oxygenation, perfusion, sensory perception, sexuality, spirituality, stress/coping, thermoregulation, and tissue integrity. Concepts related to nursing include assessment, caring intervention, clinical decision making, collaboration, communication, managing care, teaching and learning advocacy, collaboration, and safety. Concepts related to health care include legal issues, policy, healthcare systems, ethics, accountability and evidence-based practice. Additional special fee is required. Note(s): For nursing majors only.


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    NUR 2731L - Nursing Practice III Laboratory


    (0 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course provides twelve hours of clinical experience per week. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NUR 1023C , NUR 1023L , NUR 1730C , NUR 1730L  or NUR 2703C  and NUR 2703L .

    Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in NUR 2731C . Note(s): For nursing majors only.


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    NUR 2732C - Nursing Practice IV


    (10 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course provides six hours of lecture and twelve hours of clinical experience per week. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NUR 1023C , NUR 1023L , NUR 1730C , NUR 1730L , NUR 2703C  or NUR 2703L , NUR 2731C , and NUR 2731L .

    Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in NUR 2732L  and/or successful completion of NUR 2813 . This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of the Individual, Nursing and Healthcare. Concepts related to the Individual include fluid/electrolytes, metabolism, perfusion, mobility, stress/coping, violence, and health-wellness-illness. Concepts related to Nursing include assessment, professional behaviors, and caring interventions. Concepts related to healthcare include managing care, healthcare systems, and quality improvement. Additional special fee is required. Note(s): For nursing majors only.


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    NUR 2813 - Nursing Seminar


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    The content of this course focuses on the nurse as a professional. The content includes topics which impact the profession, such as: the health care delivery system, legal aspects of nursing practice, principles of patient care management; and the role of local and national organizations. The course involves discussion of current nursing issues and trends. Note(s): For nursing majors only.


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    NUR 2930 - Special Topics in Nursing


    (1 to 9 variable Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course is designed to meet the special needs of individuals and groups for whom regular, described courses may not be available. Note(s): For nursing majors only.


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    NUR 3066C - Health Assessment and Physical Appraisal


    (4 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    Thirty hours of laboratory experience. Prerequisites: NUR 3805 .

    This course focuses on the techniques of physical assessment and examination of infants, children and adults. It also focuses on client assessment, health risks and formation of nursing diagnoses and health teaching. Emphasis is on the process of client interaction and use of appraisal skills in the collection of bio-psychosocial data across the life span.


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    NUR 3076 - Communication in Health Care


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    This course examines various communication patterns basic to individual and group relationships. Course emphasizes the development of interactive skills paramount to effective communication with individuals and groups involved with health care issues. It provides an opportunity for the validation of oral communication skills and experiences especially related to health care. Techniques of effective, therapeutic, and professional communication skills are emphasized. This course also focuses on providing students interprofessional and intraprofessional collaborative simulated clinical opportunities to work deliberatively for the common goal of building a safer and healthier patient-centered work environment.


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    NUR 3125 - Pathophysiology


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    Prerequisites: NUR 3805 .

    This course focuses on cellular alterations in organ systems as they relate to selected disease states that impact the health of people as holistic beings. Special emphasis is placed on critical thinking and clinical decision making related to these alterations in homeodynamic balance, their presentation and implications for nursing practice.


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    NUR 3145 - Pharmacology


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    Prerequisites: NUR 3805 .

    The purpose of this course is to examine pharmacotherapeutic agents with an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics.    Focus on natural medicines, such as herbs and supplements, will be addressed. Emphasis is on concepts of safe medication administration strategies to improve patient safety and quality outcomes with using legal-ethical principles and the evidence-based best practices. 


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    NUR 3289 - Gerontology-Nursing


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    This course examines the aging process and its impact on individuals, families and the community. End of life issues, such as care options and settings, and the impact of the elderly on society are explored. The focus is on the application of current gerontological theory to the care of diverse populations of aging clients.


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    NUR 3805 - Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    This course focuses on the transition of nursing students from an associate degree program to the role of the B.S.N. nursing graduate. Development of a variety of learning strategies and approaches to enhance academic success will be emphasized. The history and evolution of the nursing profession, ethical imperatives, and current trends and issues impacting professional practice in an evolving healthcare delivery environment are foundations for the development of the professional nurse. The role of the B.S.N. prepared graduate focuses on utilization of evidenced-based nursing practices and advanced leadership and management skills in a variety of settings within a global community.


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    NUR 3826 - Ethics and Legal Issues in Healthcare


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    Prerequisites: NUR 3805 .

    This course is an assessment of ethical and legal issues confronting nurses and other health care providers in a variety of settings. The course focuses on identification and analysis of legal and ethical concepts and principles underlying the critical thinking process in nursing and health care.


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    NUR 3870 - Informatics in Healthcare


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    Prerequisites: NUR 3805 .

    This course examines philosophical perspectives, significant issues and applications of technology that are influential in the practice of contemporary clinical practice grounded in caring. The effects of emerging technologies on clinical practice are explored.


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    NUR 3895 - Teaching and Learning for Health Care Professional


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    This course focuses on methods for educating health care professionals and clients at the institutional, programmatic and individual level. Emphasis is placed on a working relationship with health care service organizations to develop educational programs related to health, wellness, disease, disease prevention and quality of life. The importance of effective and appropriate communication skills in the delivery and evaluation of educational components also is emphasized. Challenges and barriers to learning including the concept of cultural diversity will be included.


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    NUR 4169 - Evidence Based Practice: Nursing Research


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    Prerequisites: NUR 3805 .

    This course teaches the importance of research in evidence based practice and provides the student with a structure to identify the research process. Emphasis is on identification of researchable nursing problems and evaluations of the quality of research that is applicable to nursing practice.


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    NUR 4636 - Community/Public Health: Population Based


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    This course is an in-depth examination of the holistic nursing role in community health nursing, public health, epidemiology, culture, and promoting an environment essential to health promotion/disease prevention and teaching of groups in community settings.


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    NUR 4636L - Community/Public Health: Practicum


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    Forty-five practicum hours. Prerequisites: NUR 4636  

    This course offers opportunities to practice the principles and theory of community health nursing in a variety of settings. Included are the identification of health care needs of the community as a client, and the nurse’s role as a facilitator, teacher, and evaluator in promoting and maintaining health and wellness among diverse populations across the lifespan. Additional special fee is required.


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    NUR 4827 - Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    Prerequisites: NUR 3805  and permission of department chair.

    Principles of nursing leadership and management with an emphasis on decision making, priority setting, delegating and managing nursing care. Focus will be on preparation of the professional nurse to work collaboratively in the interdisciplinary health care environment.


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    NUR 4837 - Health Care Policy and Economics


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.S.)


    This course teaches the present realities of the health care industry, the stages of public policy development and how economics influences health care. Focus is on paradigm shifts and trends impacting health care today. The application of policy development and introduction to political activism is included.


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    NUR 4925 - Colloquiums/Symposiums/Workshops


    (1 Credit Hour)
    (B.S.)


    Prerequisites: NUR 3805 .

    The focus of this course is designed to enhance specific professional skills gained during the program centering around a specific topic or event. Topics may vary. Topics are selected on the basis of what is currently relevant in the field of healthcare.


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Biological Oceanography

  
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    OCB 1000C - Introduction to Marine Biology


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This course meets area V of the A.A./A.S. general education requirements. This course is intended for non-science majors and is an introduction to the scientific study of marine organisms and their ecological environment. The general objective of this course is to give a detailed introduction to the study of marine organisms, their environment and their ecological interactions. Additional special fees are required.


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General Oceanography

  
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    OCE 1001 - Introduction to Oceanography


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Three hours per week, with no laboratory component.

    The course meets Area V of the A.A./A.S. general education requirements. There are no prerequisites but a basic science background is helpful. This course introduces the student to the scientific study of the oceans by exploring basic principles from subdisciplines such as chemical, physical, geological and biological oceanography.


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Office Systems Technology

  
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    OST 1100 - Elementary Keyboarding


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This course includes the techniques and basic skills in typewriting, mastery of keyboard and preparation of business letters, manuscripts and tabulated applications using a word processing program.


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    OST 1110 - Intermediate Keyboarding


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Prerequisites: OST 1100  or equivalent.

    This course is a continuation of the skills of typing including the application to more advanced styles of correspondence, statistical typing and tabulations using word processing software.  Students use computer keyboarding software to increase speed and accuracy.


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    OST 2120 - Advanced Keyboarding


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Prerequisites: OST 1110  or equivalent.

    This course stresses speed and accuracy skill building on straight copy and production work.  Emphasis is placed on application of skills to advanced office problems including business letters, forms and reports. 


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Occupational Therapy Assistant

  
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    OTH 1001C - Introduction to Occupational Therapy


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, satisfactory completion of BSC 2085C , mathematics (from Area II, A.S.) and PSY 2012 .

    This course introduces the student to the field of occupational therapy concentrating on the history, philosophy and underlying concepts of practice, theories and frames of reference utilized in occupational therapy. It provides a basic introduction to medical terminology, infection control techniques, body mechanics, vital signs, wheelchair safety and patient care skills related to communication, handling, positioning and mobility. Oral and written reporting skills are practiced in various class activities. The use of skilled observations of identified performance areas within the therapy environment are discussed in relation to the process of occupational therapy, along with ethical and professional responsibilities and the need for evidenced based practice. Additional special fees are required.


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    OTH 1001L - Introduction to Occupational Therapy Laboratory


    (0 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This is a mandatory laboratory that accompanies OTH 1001C .


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    OTH 1014C - Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology


    (5 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of BSC 2085C , mathematics (from Area II, A.S.) and PSY 2012 .

    This course is designed to explore the analysis of human movement and its impact on function through the integration of biomechanics, kinesiology and applied anatomy. Principles of exercise, therapeutic use of occupation and activities are introduced. Manual muscle testing and goniometric measurement are examined and practiced. Principles are reinforced through a problem-solving approach to increase the understanding of movement of the body and the relationship to occupational therapy intervention including the interaction of areas of occupation, performance patterns, activity demands, context(s) and environments and client factors. Additional special fees are required.


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    OTH 1014L - Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology Laboratory


    (0 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This is a mandatory laboratory that accompanies OTH 1014C .


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    OTH 1114C - Occupational Therapy Skills and Techniques I


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of BSC 2086C , DEP 2004 , OTH 1001C  and OTH 1014C .

    Corequisites: OTH 1520C . This course is designed to prepare the student to articulate and apply the therapeutic use of occupations with individuals or groups during the growth years (ages 0 – 21 years) to address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts and environments to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being and quality of life. Lecture and laboratory activities utilize problem solving and critical thinking, communication skills and group/individual settings to focus on: activity analysis, facilitation/inhibition techniques; activities of daily living; gross and fine motor activities; behavioral control techniques; orthotics; adaptive/assistive equipment; and competency in selecting, implementing and instructing interventions/activities with children of varying functional level throughout the growth years. Laboratory practice provides the opportunity apply theoretical concepts to practice situations. Additional special fees are required.


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    OTH 1114L - Occupational Therapy Skills and Techniques I Laboratory


    (0 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This is a mandatory laboratory that accompanies OTH 1114C .


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    OTH 1410 - Introduction to Human Disease


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Three hours per week. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of BSC 2086C , DEP 2004 , OTH 1001C  and OTH 1014C .

    This course is an introduction to basic pathophysiology including etiology, signs and symptoms and rehabilitative treatment principles of various medical, surgical, orthopedic and neurological conditions common to individuals across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on proper use of medical terminology associated with these conditions.


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    OTH 1520C - Occupational Therapy During Growth Years


    (5 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Three hours lecture, six hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of  BSC 2086C , DEP 2004 , OTH 1001C  and OTH 1014C .

    Corequisites: OTH 1114C . This course is designed to enable the student to investigate prevalent disabilities occurring during the growth years (approximately birth through 20) and to begin, plan and implement appropriate occupational therapy treatment for each type of disability. In addition, the student will study occupational therapy concepts and techniques to be able to effectively implement occupational therapy treatment techniques in a variety of pediatric settings. Additional special fees are required.


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    OTH 1520L - Occupational Therapy During Growth Years Laboratory


    (0 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This is a mandatory laboratory that accompanies OTH 1520C .


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    OTH 2261C - Occupational Therapy Skills and Techniques II


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of OTH 1114C , OTH 1520C  and OTH 1410 .

    Corequisites: ENC 1102 , the Humanities elective,  OTH 2420C , OTH 2300C  and OTH 2802L . This course is designed to provide an understanding of how occupational therapy contributes to promoting the health and participation of people, organizations and populations through engagement in occupation. Opportunities are provided to apply the therapeutic use of occupations and client-centered approach utilized in the process of the delivery of occupational therapy services for physical and psychosocial dysfunction. Lecture and laboratory activities provide the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to practice situations, promote problem solving and critical thinking skills, develop skills in activity analysis and foster communication skills with clients and professional staff. Additional special fees are required.


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    OTH 2261L - Occupational Therapy Skills and Tech II Laboratory


    (0 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This is a mandatory laboratory that accompanies OTH 2261C .


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    OTH 2300C - Occupational Therapy in Mental Health


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of OTH 1114C , OTH 1520C , OTH 1410 , ENC 1102  and the Humanities elective.

    Corequisites: OTH 2261L , OTH 2420C  and OTH 2802L . This course is designed to enable the student to become knowledgeable of the basic concepts of mental health and mental illness and the related role of occupational therapy process in psychosocial practice. Focus is on evaluations, treatment planning, occupational therapy practice models, the role of the COTA in various mental health settings and the therapeutic use of self. The student is introduced to appropriate methods of responding to symptoms and behaviors, safety techniques, DSM V and documentation. Laboratory activities promote the use of case-based learning to focus on skills needed in the mental health setting, treatment planning and implementation, therapeutic use of occupational with individuals and groups for the purpose of participation in roles and situations in home, school, workplace, community and other settings, as well as the importance of evidence-based practice in the mental health setting. Additional special fees are required.


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    OTH 2300L - Occupational Therapy Mental Health Laboratory


    (0 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This is a mandatory laboratory that accompanies OTH 2300C .


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    OTH 2420C - Occupational Therapy for the Physically Disabled


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of OTH 1114C , OTH 1520C , OTH 1410 , ENC 1102 , and the Humanities elective.

    Corequisites: OTH 2261C , OTH 2300C  and OTH 2802L . This course is designed to enable the student to understand common physical disabilities in the adult population. It provides the student with an understanding of occupational therapy practice models, the role of the COTA, evaluations, treatment planning, intervention strategies and documentation used in physical disabilities with the adult population. The student is able to apply occupational therapy interventions to address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts and environments to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being and quality of life. Additional special fees are required.


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    OTH 2420L - Occupational Therapy for Physically Disabled Laboratory


    (0 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This is a mandatory laboratory that accompanies OTH 2420C .


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    OTH 2802L - Occupational Therapy Practicum


    (4 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Twelve hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: OTH 1114C , OTH 1520C , OTH 1410 , ENC 1102  and a Humanities elective.

    Corequisites: OTH 2420C , OTH 2300C  and OTH 2261C . This course provides opportunities for students to observe and participate in occupational therapy treatment with adult clients in a physical disabilities and mental health fieldwork environment within the community. The student will work under the supervision of an occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant and/or other fieldwork supervisors. A variety of fieldwork settings are used to expose the students to individuals and groups with physical and psychosocial dysfunction. This course also includes a fieldwork seminar hour which is designed to facilitate the development of clinical skills by developing clinical reasoning/problem solving skills, develop an understanding of health literacy and the ability to educate and train the client, enhance the understanding of quality of life, well-being and occupation to promote physical and mental health, considering the context and environment and to enhance the need for and understanding of inter-professional collaboration within the health care environment. Additional special fees are required.


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    OTH 2840L - Supervised Clinical Practice I


    (5 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Forty days per term/our and a half days per week for eight weeks. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of OTH 2261C , OTH 2420C , OTH 2300C  and OTH 2802L .

    Corequisites: OTH 2933C . Supervised Clinical Practice I is a full-time supervised fieldwork experience designed to bridge the student from classroom to fieldwork in preparation for entry-level practice as an occupational therapy assistant. The student participates in an in-depth experience in delivering occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on the application of purposeful and meaningful occupation. The fieldwork experience is scheduled to be in one practice area of occupational therapy (physical disabilities, psychosocial dysfunction or pediatrics) and is designed to promote problem-solving abilities and clinical reasoning appropriate to the occupational therapy assistant role, to transmit the values and beliefs that enable ethical practice, and to develop professionalism and competence in career responsibilities. Additional special fees are required.


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    OTH 2841L - Supervised Clinical Practice II


    (5 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Forty days per term. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of OTH 2840L .

    Corequisites: OTH 2933C . This course is a full-time supervised fieldwork experience designed to bridge the student from classroom to clinic in preparation for entry level practice as an occupational therapy assistant. The student participates in an in-depth experience in delivering occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on the application of purposeful and meaningful occupation. The fieldwork experience is scheduled to be in one practice area of occupational therapy (physical disabilities, psychosocial dysfunction or pediatrics) in a setting that is different from the site assigned for Clinical Practice I and is designed to promote problem-solving abilities and clinical reasoning appropriate to the occupational therapy assistant role, to transmit the values and beliefs that enable ethical practice, and to develop professionalism and competence in career responsibilities.


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    OTH 2933C - Seminar for Clinical Practice


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    One hour class, three hours laboratory. Prerequisites: OTH 2261C , OTH 2420C , OTH 2300C  and OTH 2802L .

    Corequisites: OTH 2840L  and OTH 2841L . This course presents issues related to the transition from student to practitioner including: basic principles of organization, administration and supervision, the role of the OTA in relation to other health care professionals, ethics, medical errors, job search skills, licensing requirements and preparation for the national Certification Exam. A fieldwork seminar hour is incorporated into the class which is designed to enhance the development of clinical skills, critical thinking and problem solving abilities through an open discussion of experiences in the fieldwork setting.

     


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    OTH 2933L - Seminar for Clinical Practice Laboratory


    (0 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This is a mandatory laboratory that accompanies OTH 2933C .


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Public Administration

  
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    PAD 3311 - Program Planning and Evaluation


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course examines planning and evaluation in a changing workplace and workforce from a systematic perspective. The student will learn how to improve individual, team, and organizational effectiveness by understanding how to develop a strategic plan and design successful evaluation tools. This course also instructs students on how to evaluate programs and interventions and develop learning experiences that can impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes to learners in the workplace.


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    PAD 3332 - Strategic Planning


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course is an examination of strategic planning in public and nonprofit organizations.  The course also includes instruction in the roles, development and principles of public administration. The student will learn how strategic planning can guide and strengthen the effectiveness of an organization’s performance.  The ten step strategy change cycle is introduced as an effective planning approach to accomplish strategic and operational planning in organizations.

     


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    PAD 3820 - Foundations of Public Safety Administration


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course must be taken in the students’ first semester in the Public Safety Administration B.A.S. Program. This course is an overview of the primary aspects of public safety administration. Major administrative, managerial and leadership components of public safety organizations are examined. Also addressed are administrative concerns for special issues and challenges, such as coordinated public safety approaches, post-9/11 administrative worldviews, ethical foundations, critical thinking and analysis, and innovative solutions for pragmatic public safety problems. The course also provides the student with a framework for individual progress. This includes an initial supervisor/leadership/management skills assessment; the beginning development of an individualized development plan toward educational and career goals, with a personal portfolio; and preliminary planning to link continuous learning with the capstone course at the end of the program.


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    PAD 3821 - Contemporary Issues in Public Safety/Homeland Security


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course focuses on current issues and trends in the field of public safety administration and homeland security. The course is structured to introduce management and administrative topics in public safety, examine the implications to the field, and formulate recommendations. This course begins developing skills in project design and presentation, and the enhancement of critical thinking skills.


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    PAD 3874 - Community Relations Theory and Practice


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course exposes the student to community relations theory and practice within a broad range of public safety organizations. Students understand why positive community perception of public safety is critical to funding and operational effectiveness. Students gain the insight and skills necessary to be effective in the community relations function of public safety administration.


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    PAD 4046 - Values, Ethics and Conflict Resolution


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course studies the role of ethics and ethical decision making in the workplace with an emphasis on the responsibilities of managers and leaders in emergency management. The student learns the personal and public consequences of unethical decision making and abuses of power. The course also covers the basics principles of mediation and conflict resolution in the workplace.


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    PAD 4204 - Public Finance


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course is designed to provide an introduction to fiscal management in the public sector. It will prepare individuals to serve in the executive arm of local, state and federal government. It includes a study of the roles, development and principles of public administration, as well as the ethical issues, research and decision-making framework required of a financial manager who is charged with maximizing shareholders wealth.


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    PAD 4414 - Human Resource Management Skills


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course examines the challenges faced by human resource managers in the public sector. Topics include recruiting, hiring, legal and compliance issues, training and development, performance, compensation and benefits as they relate to the public sector.


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    PAD 4603 - Administrative Law


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course covers the law from the perspective of the administrator including constitutions, statutes, executive orders and procedures that control administrative authorities in United States government.


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    PAD 4878 - Public Safety Administration/Homeland Security Capstone


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    Prerequisites: DSC 3013 , FES 4014 , PAD 3820 , and PAD 3821 .

    This course affords the student an opportunity to observe and use analytical knowledge and research skills to define and confront a problem encountered by today’s public safety administrators and homeland security supervisory personnel. This course fosters implementation strategies concluding in a process of promoting efficient and effective management in a public safety agency or the student’s chosen field of study. This course examines the outcome of each student’s individualized leadership plan toward educational and career goals with a personal portfolio developed in the Foundations of Public Safety Administration/Homeland Security course to ensure attainment of program goals.


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