Oct 22, 2019  
2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


The following pages contain descriptions of all the courses offered at Lee College. The four letter rubric for a course identifies the subject area, for example HIST is History. The courses are listed in alphabetical order based on this rubric. Important information is contained within each course description: Semester Credit Hours (SCH), title, prerequisites and corequisites, lecture/laboratory/practicum/other hourly breakdown, and other course specific requirements or information.

Course Numbering System

Lee College participates in the Texas Common Course Numbering System which designates equivalent course content among many public and some private colleges and universities in the state of Texas. Its purpose is to assist students in making a smooth transfer from one postsecondary institution to another. However, the fact that a course is not part of the numbering system does not necessarily mean that it will not transfer or meet degree requirements.

Each course has an individual alphanumeric code (such as ENGL 1302 ). The alphabetic part of the code indicates the subject area.

The first number (of the four digit numbers) generally indicates the rank of the course:

1 – Freshman level or Beginning.
2 – Sophomore level or Advanced.
The second number indicates the number of SCH.
The third and fourth numbers are assigned to each course with some designating a required sequence of completion. See prerequisites for required order.

Prerequisite and Corequisite

A prerequisite is a course that students are required to master before entering the described course. Students are expected to pass prerequisite courses with a C or better in order to enroll in the course. Some prerequisite courses (developmental courses) have placement score equivalences that allow students to demonstrate competency at the level expected by the prerequisite course. Prerequisites are an important feature of student preparation for success.

A corequisite course is taken simultaneously. The condition of corequisite enrollment requires completion of both courses. If for any reason a student is unable to complete the corequisite, the student will be withdrawn from the course as well. For this reason, it is best to enroll and complete corequisites in advance when possible, unless a program specifically calls for co-enrollment.

Developmental Courses

Students often require preparatory courses before enrolling in college level courses. At Lee College developmental courses are offered in English, Reading, and Mathematics.

All three subject areas have several levels of curriculum designed to provide students progression from current abilities to college readiness. Developmental courses do not transfer nor are they part of degree or certificate plans. Developmental course numbers begin with a zero and are displayed as a rubric followed by a three digit number (e.g., MATH 0310  is listed as MATH 310 ).

Notes:

Ω Indicates courses taught with optional honors contracts.
Σ Indicates honors courses (see Enrollment Into Special Programs  for more information on the honors program).

 

Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 1301Ω - Introduction to Philosophy


    Credits: 3
    An introduction to the basic issues in philosophy, including: reality, justice, morality, freedom and responsibility, and the good life. We approach these issues through the original writings of selected classical, modern, and contemporary philosophers.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent
  
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    PHIL 1304Ω - Introduction to World Religions


    Credits: 3
    An introduction to selected world religions, including but not limited to: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Judaism, and Christianity.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent
  
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    PHIL 2306 - Introduction to Ethics


    Credits: 3
    An intermediate level philosophy course which covers moral theory (what’s right) and ethical theory (what’s good). The course also covers specific issues such as: religion, spirituality, and moral purpose, environmental ethics, feminist ethics, and the use of science and technology.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent

Physics

  
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    PHYS 1401Ω - College Physics I: Mechanics and Heat


    Credits: 4
    Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of classical mechanics and thermodynamics, including harmonic motion, physical systems, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and gravitation; with emphasis on problem solving. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of classical mechanics and thermodynamics, including harmonic motion, physical systems, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and gravitation; emphasis will be on problem solving.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent
    Pre/Corequisite: MATH 1314  or equivalent
  
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    PHYS 1402Ω - College Physics II: Sound, Electricity, Magnetism, Light, and Modern Physics


    Credits: 4
    Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electrostatics, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics; with emphasis on problem solving. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electrostatics, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics; with emphasis on problem solving.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: PHYS 1401  and ENRD 402  or equivalent
  
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    PHYS 1403Ω - Stars and Galaxies


    Credits: 4
    An introductory course will concentrate on the origin, life, and fate of the stars and universe, the various objects in the universe, the exploration of the universe by astronomer, and the understanding of the principles that lie behind the functioning of the universe. Discussion of atomic spectra, nuclear energy, and astronomical tools (such as optical, radio, and other telescopes and image enhancers) as they provide knowledge about distant objects will be included. Recent discoveries about quasars, black holes, and cosmology will be emphasized.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent and MATH 330  or equivalent
  
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    PHYS 1404Ω - The Solar System


    Credits: 4
    An introductory course will concentrate on the origin, life, and fate of the solar system, the various bodies in the solar system (planets, satellites, meteors, comet, and asteroids), and the solar system mechanic. Theories about the structure and origin of the solar system, with emphasis on recent discoveries will be included.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent, and MATH 330  or equivalent
  
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    PHYS 1405Ω - Conceptual Physics I


    Credits: 4
    An elementary course in fundamental concepts of mechanics, heat, gravitation, and sound with emphasis on the scientific approach to solving problems. For elementary education, liberal arts, and other non-science majors and students.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent (READ 302 and ENGL 302 or equivalent may replace ENRD 402 )
    Pre/Corequisite: MATH 320 , TECM 1341 , TECM 1349  or equivalent
  
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    PHYS 1407Ω - Conceptual Physics II


    Credits: 4
    An elementary course in fundamental concepts of electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics with emphasis on the scientific approach to solving problems. For elementary education, liberal arts, and other non-science majors and students.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite:ENRD 402  or equivalent (READ 302 and ENGL 302 or equivalent may replace ENRD 402 )
    Pre/Corequisite: MATH 320 , TECM 1341 , TECM 1349  or equivalent
  
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    PHYS 1415 - Physical Science


    Credits: 4
    This course emphasizes the fundamental principles in physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy, meteorology, and environmental science. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationships among these various fields of science using an inquiry approach.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent and MATH 320  or equivalent
  
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    PHYS 2289 - Academic Cooperative


    Credits: 2
    An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in the physical sciences. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual students will set specific goals and objectives in the scientific study of inanimate objects, processes of matter and energy, and associated phenomena. Students will work in conjunction with the faculty coordinator and the sponsor in the development of their goals and objectives.
    Lecture Hrs. = 1, Lab Hrs. = 2
    Prerequisite: Instructor’s Permission
  
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    PHYS 2389 - Academic Cooperative


    Credits: 3
    An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in the physical sciences. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual students will set specific goals and objectives in the scientific study of inanimate objects, processes of matter and energy, and associated phenomena. Students will work in conjunction with the faculty coordinator and the sponsor in the development of their goals and objectives.
    Lecture Hrs. = 1, Lab Hrs. = 4
    Prerequisite: Instructor’s Permission
  
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    PHYS 2425Ω - University Physics I


    Credits: 4
    Fundamental principles of physics, using calculus, for science, computer science, and engineering majors; the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion, physical systems, and thermodynamics; and emphasis on problem solving. Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles involving the principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion and physical systems; experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: MATH 2413 
  
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    PHYS 2426Ω - University Physics II


    Credits: 4
    Principles of physics for science, computer science, and engineering majors, using calculus, involving the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics. Laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles involving the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics; experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: PHYS 2425  and MATH 2414 

Professional Administrative Technology

  
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    POFI 1349 - Spreadsheets


    Credits: 3
    Skill development in concepts, procedures, and application of spreadsheets. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Prerequisite: Basic Computer Skills 
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFI 1401 - Computer Applications I


    Credits: 4
    Overview of computer office applications including current terminology and technology. Introduction to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFI 1441 - Computer Applications II


    Credits: 4
    Continued study of current computer terminology and technology. Advanced skill development in computer hardware, software applications, and procedures. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: POFI 1401 
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFI 2331 - Desktop Publishing


    Credits: 3
    In-depth coverage of desktop publishing terminology, text editing, and use of design principles. Emphasis on layout techniques, graphics, multiple page displays, and business applications. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFI 2340 - Advanced Word Processing


    Credits: 3
    Advanced word processing techniques using merging, macros, graphics, and desktop publishing. Includes extensive formatting for technical documents. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFT 1227 - Introduction to Keyboarding


    Credits: 2
    Skill development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on the development of acceptable speed and accuracy.
    Lecture Hrs. = 1, Lab Hrs. = 2
    Pre/Corequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    POFT 1232 - Workplace Diversity


    Credits: 2
    Examines gender, cultural background, age, and other factors affecting coworker/client relationships. Includes behavioral expectations and standards in the business environment.
    Lecture Hrs. = 2, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFT 1301 - Business English


    Credits: 3
    Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFT 1309 - Administrative Office Procedures I


    Credits: 3
    Study of current office procedures, duties, and responsibilities applicable to an office environment.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFT 1325 - Business Math Using Technology


    Credits: 3
    Skill development in business math problem-solving using technology.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFT 1329 - Beginning Keyboarding


    Credits: 3
    Skill development keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting basic documents.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFT 1349 - Administrative Office Procedures II


    Credits: 3
    In-depth coverage of office procedures with emphasis on decision making, goal setting, management theories, and critical thinking.
    Only offered during Fall Semester.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Prerequisite: POFT 1309 
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFT 1366 - Practicum (or Field Experience): General Office Occupations and Clerical Services


    Credits: 3
    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.
    Lecture Hrs. = 0, Lab Hrs. = 0, External Hrs. = 21
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFT 2203 - Speed and Accuracy Building


    Credits: 2
    Review, correct, and improve keyboarding techniques for the purpose of increasing speed and improving accuracy. This course is designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
    Lecture Hrs. = 2, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFT 2301 - Intermediate Keyboarding


    Credits: 3
    A continuation of keyboarding skills emphasizing acceptable speed and accuracy levels and formatting documents.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFT 2312 - Business Correspondence and Communications


    Credits: 3
    Development of writing and presentation skills to produce effective business communications. Skill development in practical applications which emphasize the improvement of writing skills necessary for effective business communication.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Pre/Corequisite: POFT 1301  or ENGL 1301  and ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFT 2331 - Administrative Project Solutions


    Credits: 3
    Advanced concepts of project management and office procedures integrating software applications, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Prerequisite: Completion of Administrative Technology I and II Certificates
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    POFT 2366 - Practicum (or Field Experience) - General Office Occupations and Clerical Services


    Credits: 3
    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.
    Lecture Hrs. = 0, Lab Hrs. = 0 External Hrs. = 21
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent

Psychology

  
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    PSYC 2301 - Introduction to Psychology


    Credits: 3
    A survey of the fields of general psychology; the biological and psychological basis of human behavior, intelligence, motivation, emotion, learning, personality, memory, and psychopathology.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent
  
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    PSYC 2314 - Life Span Growth and Development


    Credits: 3
    Life-Span Growth and Development is a study of social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors and influences of a developing human from conception to death.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2301  with a C or better and ENRD 402  or equivalent
  
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    PSYC 2317 - Statistics for Behavioral Sciences


    Credits: 3
    A course designed to provide a background in statistics for students in psychology and the social sciences. Includes elementary probability theory, measures of central tendency, variability, correlation and regression, the normal curve of probability, and statistical inference.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 , ENRD 402  or equivalent and MATH 310  or equivalent
  
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    PSYT 1313 - Psychology of Personal Adjustment


    Credits: 3
    Development of personal, social, and work adjustment skills.
    Lecture Hrs. = 2, Lab Hrs. = 2
    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission only
  
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    PSYT 1325 - Death and Dying


    Credits: 3
    Study of the cultural and social norms, values, beliefs, and activities associated with the dying and their survivors. Topics include theories, communication skills, and activities to assist with coping for the dying and their survivors.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Pre/Corequisite: READ 300  or equivalent

Process Technology

  
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    PTAC 1302 - Introduction to Process Technology


    Credits: 3
    Introduction to the processing industries. This is a survey of all process technology courses in the program.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent, MATH 310  or equivalent
  
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    PTAC 1308 - Safety, Health, and Environment I


    Credits: 3
    Development of knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and behaviors required for safe and environmentally sound work habits. Emphasis on safety, health and environmental issues in the performance of all job tasks and regulatory compliance issues.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent, MATH 310  or equivalent
  
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    PTAC 1332 - Process Instrumentation I


    Credits: 3
    Study of the instruments and instrument systems used in the process industry including terminology, primary variables, symbology, control loops, and basic troubleshooting.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent, MATH 310  or equivalent
  
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    PTAC 1410 - Process Technology I: Equipment


    Credits: 4
    Instruction in the use of common process equipment.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent, MATH 310  or equivalent
  
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    PTAC 1465 - Internship - Process Technology/Technician


    Credits: 4
    A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.
    Lecture Hrs. = 0, Lab Hrs. = 0, External Hrs. = 12
    Prerequisite: PTAC 1332 , PTAC 1410  and Instructor’s Permission
  
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    PTAC 2314 - Principles of Quality


    Credits: 3
    Study of the background and application of quality concepts. Topics include team skills, quality tools, statistics, economics, and continuous improvement.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite:ENRD 401  or equivalent, MATH 310  or equivalent
  
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    PTAC 2420 - Process Technology II: Systems


    Credits: 4
    Study of the interrelation of process equipment as process systems including related scientific principles.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite:  PTAC 1332 , PTAC 1410  
  
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    PTAC 2438 - Process Technology III: Operations


    Credits: 4
    This course emphasizes activities associated with process operations. Students write and follow procedures and operate actual equipment.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: PTAC 1302 , PTAC 1332  , PTAC 1410 , PTAC 2420 , SCIT 1414 , and MATH/TECM elective
  
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    PTAC 2446 - Process Troubleshooting


    Credits: 4
    Instruction in the different types of troubleshooting techniques, procedures, and methods used to solve process problems. Topics include application of data collection and analysis, cause effect relationships, and reasoning.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: PTAC 1302 , PTAC 1332 , PTAC 1410 , PTAC 2420 , SCIT 1414 , and MATH/TECM elective
  
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    PTAC 2486 - Internship - Process Technology/Technician


    Credits: 4
    A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.
    Lecture Hrs. = 0, Lab Hrs. = 0, External Hrs. = 24
    Prerequisite: PTAC 1302 , PTAC 1332 , PTAC 1410 , PTAC 2420 , PTAC 2438 , SCIT 1414 , and MATH/TECM elective

Robotics

  
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    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.
    Lecture Hrs. = 2, Lab Hrs. = 2
    Corequisite: INTC 1441 

Reading

  
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    READ 300 - Beginning College Reading Skills


    This course provides improvement of reading habits and writing skills. Emphasis is on vocabulary development, interpretation of basic sentence and paragraph structure, and concept development necessary for effective reading, as well as instruction in fundamentals of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. It is required for all students with an Accuplacer reading score of below 46 and/or student with a score of 1 on the Accuplacer essay.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0

Safety and Health

  
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    OSHT 1301 - Introduction to Safety and Health


    Credits: 3
    An introduction to the basic concepts of safety and health.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Pre/Corequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    OSHT 1309 - Physical Hazards Control


    Credits: 3
    A study of the physical hazards in industry and the methods of workplace design a redesign to control these hazards. Emphasis on the regulation codes and standards associated with the control of physical hazards.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Pre/Corequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    OSHT 1313 - Accident Prevention, Inspection, and Investigation


    Credits: 3
    Providing a basis for understanding the nature of occupational hazard recognition, accident prevention, loss reduction, inspection techniques, and accident investigation analysis.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Pre/Corequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    OSHT 1316 - Material Handling


    Credits: 3
    Proper methods for material handling and storage including safety practice, proper equipment usage, engineering controls, personal protective equipment, and motor fleet safety.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    OSHT 1321 - Fire Protection Systems


    Credits: 3
    Study of fire protection systems and their applications with emphasis on the fire prevention codes and standards.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    OSHT 2309 - Safety Program Management


    Credits: 3
    Examine the major safety management issues that effect the workplace including safety awareness loss control, regulatory issues, and human behavior modification.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: OSHT 1301  and READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    OSHT 2401 - OSHA Regulations: General Industry


    Credits: 4
    A study of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations pertinent to general industry.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: OSHT 1301 , READ 300  or equivalent

Social Work

  
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    SOCW 2361 - Introduction to Social Work


    Credits: 3
    Philosophy and techniques of social work, survey of its fields, and the historical development of United States system are discussed.
    (Offered Fall semester only)
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent
  
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    SOCW 2362 - Social Welfare as a Social Institution


    Credits: 3
    This is an introduction to the study of modern social work, within the context of institution of social welfare, the underlying philosophy and ethics of social work, and the major divisions and types of social work together with their methods and objectives.
    (Offered Spring semester only)
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent

Sociology

  
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    SOCI 1301Ω - Introductory Sociology


    Credits: 3
    This course will introduce the students to the principles of social organization. Topics include the study of personality, social groups, culture, social class and caste systems, population, rural and urban communities, and social changes, as well as social institutions such as the family, recreation, and religion.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent
  
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    SOCI 1306 - Social Problems


    Credits: 3
    The course focuses on the study of social disorganization and reorganization, with emphasis on the following topics: socioeconomic inequality and poverty, majority and minority groups, family and divorce, aging and retirement, deviance and crime, and mental illness and suicide.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent
  
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    SOCI 2319Ω - Multi-Cultural Studies


    Credits: 3
    This course focuses on the conflicts, dilemmas, and social problems that arise in multicultural societies. Special emphasis is placed on issues such as racism, sexism, and the “politics of identify.” The course also examines a variety of remedies for the problems noted above. These include the expansion of civil rights, affirmative action, and recognition of minority cultures.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: SOCI 1301  with a C or better and ENRD 402  or equivalent
  
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    SOCI 2336 - Criminology


    Credits: 3
    In this course, the focus is on the study of crime as a form of deviant behavior. Subjects to be considered are as follows: nature and extent of crime, past and present theories, as well as evaluation of prevention, control, and treatment programs.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent

Software Technology

  
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    ITSC 1309 - Integrated Software Applications I


    Credits: 3
    Introduction to business productivity software suites using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation software.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Pre/Corequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    ITSC 1364 - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Computer and Information Sciences, General


    Credits: 3
    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.
    Lecture Hrs. = 0, Lab Hrs. = 0, External Hrs. = 21
    Prerequisite: 12 or more SCH of Coursework in COSC, CPMT, ITSC, ITCC, ITSE, and/or ITSW courses, ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    ITSC 1391 - Special Topics in Computer and Information Sciences, General


    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. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Prerequisite: COSC 1301 , BCIS 1405 , or ITSC 1309 , and ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    ITSC 1416 - Linux Installation and Configuration


    Credits: 4
    Introduction to Linux operating system. Includes Linux installation, basic administration, utilities and commands, upgrading, networking, security, and application installation. Emphasizes hands-on setup, administration, and management of Linux.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    ITSC 2335 - Application Software Problem Solving


    Credits: 3
    Utilization of appropriate application software to solve advanced problems and generate customized solutions.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Prerequisite: ITSC 2421  and COSC 1436  or ITSE 1431  and ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    ITSC 2339 - Personal Computer Help Desk Support


    Credits: 3
    Diagnosis and solution of user hardware and software related problems with on-the-job and/or simulated projects.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Prerequisite: ITSC 2421  and COSC 1436  or ITSE 1431  and ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    ITSC 2421 - Integrated Software Applications II


    Credits: 4
    Intermediate study of computer applications from business productivity software suites. Instruction in embedding data and linking and combining documents using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation software.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: ITSC 1309  or BCIS 1405  ,  ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    ITSE 1350 - System Analysis and Design


    Credits: 3
    Introduction to the planning, design, and construction of computer information systems using the systems development life cycle and other appropriate design tools.
    Lecture Hrs. = 2, Lab Hrs. = 2
    Prerequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    ITSE 1431 - Introduction to Visual Basic Programming


    Credits: 4
    Introduction to computer programming using Visual Basic. Emphasizes the fundamentals of structured design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Includes language syntax, data and file structures, input/output devices, and files.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    ITSE 2302 - Intermediate Web Programming


    Credits: 3
    Techniques for Web development. Includes server-side and client-side scripting.
    Lecture Hrs. = 2, Lab Hrs. = 2
    Prerequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    ITSW 2337 - Advanced Database


    Credits: 3
    Advanced concepts of database design and functionality.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 1
    Pre/Corequisite: ITSC 2421  and ENRD 401  or equivalent

Spanish

  
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    SPAN 1411 - Beginning Spanish


    Credits: 4
    For students with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Vocabulary and grammar are taught through a variety of cognitive teaching methods including the use of patterned response drills, memorization of mini-dialogues, and the analysis of contextually related readings. Proper pronunciation is stressed throughout the course.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Pre/Corequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    SPAN 1412 - Intermediate Spanish


    Credits: 4
    Continuation of SPAN 1411 .
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 3
    Prerequisite: SPAN 1411 , READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    SPAN 2311 - Conversation and Composition I


    Credits: 3
    Emphasis on oral fluency, grammar, composition, and the reading of modern Spanish prose.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: SPAN 1412 , READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    SPAN 2312 - Conversation and Composition II


    Credits: 3
    Continuation of SPAN 2311 .
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: SPAN 2311  or equivalent transfer credit. Continuation of SPAN 2311 .

Speech

  
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    SPCH 1144 - Forensics Activities I


    Credits: 1
    Laboratory experience for students who participate in forensic activities.
    Lecture Hrs. = 1, Lab Hrs. = 0
  
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    SPCH 1145 - Forensic Activities II


    Credits: 1
    Laboratory experience for students who participate in forensic activities.
    Lecture Hrs.= 1, Lab Hrs. = 0
  
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    SPCH 1311 - Introduction to Speech Communication


    Credits: 3
    This course covers theories and practice of communication in interpersonal, small group, and public speech.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    SPCH 1315Ω - Principles of Public Speaking


    Credits: 3
    This course includes preparation and delivery of various types of speeches with emphasis upon such fundamental principles as self-confidence, poise, directness, posture, stress, voice, and articulation. Speech types considered include announcements, informative, persuasive, after dinner, and radio speeches.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    SPCH 1318 - Interpersonal Communication


    Credits: 3
    This course is designed for the student who wants to improve communication skills in one-to-one settings in small groups. A study and practice of effective interpersonal concepts and techniques with emphasis on self-improvement and includes subjects such as listening, assertive communication, verbal and nonverbal communication, and dealing appropriately with conflict.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    SPCH 1321 - Business and Professional Communication


    Credits: 3
    Business and Professional Communication applies the techniques of oral communication to business and professional settings that people might encounter in business situations. Discussion and practical application include: methods and theory, problem-solving, research, organization, and presentation of speeches, trends in media, and interviewing.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent
  
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    SPCH 1342 - Voice and Diction


    Credits: 3
    This course is open to all students interested in improving their diction development of the voice and proper diction, subjects include coaching of the individual student with the aid of audio taping and an audio journal. Same as DRAM 2336 .
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    SPCH 2144 - Forensic Activities III


    Credits: 1
    Laboratory experience for students who participate in forensic activities.
    Lecture Hrs. = 1, Lab Hrs. = 0
  
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    SPCH 2145 - Forensic Activities IV


    Credits: 1
    Laboratory experience for students who participate in forensic activities.
    Lecture Hrs. = 1, Lab Hrs. = 0
  
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    SPCH 2333 - Discussion and Small Group Communication


    Credits: 3
    This course covers discussion and small group theories and techniques as they relate to group process and interaction.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 401  or equivalent and one of the following: SPCH 1311 , SPCH 1315 , SPCH 1318 , or SPCH 1321 
  
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    SPCH 2335 - Argumentation and Debate


    Credits: 3
    This course emphasizes theories and practice in argumentation and debate including analysis reasoning, organization, evidence, and refutation.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent and one of the following: SPCH 1311 , SPCH 1315 , SPCH 1318 , or SPCH 1321 
  
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    SPCH 2341 - Oral Interpretation


    Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to the study and application of the oral performance of literature with emphasis on preparation and oral reading of various types of literature, exercises in arranging and adapting literature, choral speaking, practice in phrasing, vocal quality, rhythm, and bodily responses. Literature will be analyzed and researched with sensitivity to the sociological, political, and anthropological forces that shaped the literature.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: ENRD 402  or equivalent and one of the following: SPCH 1311 , SPCH 1315 , SPCH 1318 , and SPCH 1321 

Study Skills

  
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    COSS 100 - Applied Study Skills


    Application of study skills techniques to individual learning styles with concentration on note-taking, text marking, and test preparation.
    Lecture Hrs. = 1, Lab Hrs. = 0
  
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    COSS 300 - Study Skills


    Techniques of study such as time management, listening and note-taking, text marking, library and research skills, preparation for examinations, and use of learning resources.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Pre/Corequisite: READ 300  or equivalent

Substance Abuse Counseling

  
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    DAAC 1304 - Pharmacology of Addiction


    Credits: 3
    Describes the psychological, physiological, and sociological effects of mood altering substances and behaviors. Emphasizes pharmacological effects of tolerance, dependency/ withdrawal, cross addiction, and drug interaction.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    DAAC 1309 - Assessment Skill of Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions


    Credits: 3
    Examines procedures and tools used to identify and assess a client’s strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    DAAC 1311 - Counseling Theories


    Credits: 3
    An examination of the major theories and current treatment modalities used in the field of counseling.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    DAAC 1317 - Basic Counseling Skills


    Credits: 3
    Presents the basic counseling skills necessary to develop an effective helping relationship with clients.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    DAAC 1319Ω - Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions


    Credits: 3
    Provides an overview of causes and consequences of addiction as they relate to the individual, family, community, and society. Overview of alternatives regarding prevention, intervention, and treatment. Includes explanation of competencies and requirements for licensure in Texas. Identifies addiction issues related to diverse populations.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    DAAC 1380 - Cooperative Education:


    Credits: 3
    Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0, External Hrs. = 12
    Prerequisite: DAAC 2306  and READ 300 or equivalent
    Pre/Corequisite: DAAC 2353  
  
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    DAAC 1391 - Special Topics in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling


    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. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. This course will be a continuation of the study of the patterns and dynamics of group interactions across the life span. Focus includes group therapy, structure, types, stages, development, leadership, therapeutic factors, and the effectiveness of group on the individual, group growth, and behavior. Effective group facilitation skills, techniques, case management, and record keeping are addressed.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: DAAC 2354  and READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    DAAC 1391 - Special Topics Substance Abuse Prevention Issues


    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. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Topics largely focus on advanced media literacy, use of media to influence social norms, advanced program design and implementation, and/or other topics specific to substance abuse prevention efforts.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: DAAC 2354  and READ 300  or equivalent
  
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    DAAC 2306 - Substance Abuse Prevention I


    Credits: 3
    Focuses on aspects of substance abuse prevention from a public health model.
    Lecture Hrs. = 3, Lab Hrs. = 0
    Prerequisite: READ 300  or equivalent
 

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