Catalog: 2017–2018 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Accounting (ACC)

Career and Technical Education Division

ACC 105: Taxation For Individuals

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Covers income, expenses, exclusions, deductions, and credits. Emphasizes the preparation of individual income tax.

ACC 135: Bookkeeping I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the basic principles of bookkeeping and applied accounting for a business enterprise with special emphasis on accounting for sole proprietorships, service and merchandising companies. Includes debits and credits, the accounting cycle, journals, ledgers, bank reconciliations, payroll, and the preparation of simple financial statements. May include a computerized component. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ACC 180: Payroll & Employee Benefit Accounting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 135, ACC 201 or equivalent work experience

Introduces payroll and employee benefit reporting to federal, state, and local government agencies. Includes an overview of federal and state labor laws and specialized reporting requirements including both manual and computerized payroll accounting systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ACC 198: Special Topics in Accounting

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Applies to a variety of topics including short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects in accounting. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ACC 201: Financial Accounting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: ACC 135

Introduces the basic principles of financial accounting for business enterprises with special emphasis on accounting for corporations. Includes theory of debit and credit, accounting cycle, special journals, receivables, depreciation, inventory, long-term debt, corporate capital, and preparation of basic financial statements.

ACC 202: Managerial Accounting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 201

Introduces the basic principles of management accounting including manufacturing and cost accounting, budgeting, accounting for management decision-making, and financial statement analysis.

ACC 203: Intermediate Accounting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 201

Emphasizes accounting theory, concepts and analysis of problems that arise in applying these concepts. Course covers in depth the traditional topics as well as recent developments in accounting valuation, accounting for cash, receivables, prepaid and accrued items, plant and equipment.

ACC 204: Intermediate Accounting II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 203

Emphasizes accounting theory and concepts in corporate accounting. Areas of focus will include stockholder's equity, investments in securities and funds, financial reporting, and analysis of financial statements.

ACC 220: Microcomputer Accounting Systems

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 201

Integrates the principles of accounting and the concepts of data processing. Students will become familiar with computerized accounting systems which are realistic examples of systems used in business today.

ACC 223: Introduction to QuickBooks

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 135 or consent of instructor

Introduces students to QuickBooks accounting program and computerized accounting. Students will receive hands-on training in the use of QuickBooks using fictitious case studies. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ACC 261: Governmental Accounting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 201

Introduces accounting and reporting for government and non-profit entities. Includes study of fund and budget accounts of local governmental units, revenues, appropriations, disbursements and assessments.

ACC 290: Certified Bookkeeper Course

Units (Credits): 6; Prerequisites: ACC 201 with a grade of C or better, or by demonstrating a thorough knowledge of double-entry accounting.

Offers skills for working professionals and students who wish to advance their career in the bookkeeping profession. Upon successful completion, students will be able to sit for a national exam administered by the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). Upon passing this exam and completing two years of bookkeeping experience, individuals earn the right to call themselves Certified Bookkeepers. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ACC 295: Work Experience I

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Provides on-the-job supervised and educationally directed work experience. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ACC 299: Advanced Special Topics in Accounting

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: ACC 201 or ACC 202 or consent of instructor

Applies to a variety of advanced topics including short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects in accounting. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Agricultural Science (AGSC)

Career and Technical Education Division

AGSC 100: Elements of Livestock Production

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers fundamental concepts in care, management, and economics of food producing animals. Includes contributions of the Nevada and U.S. animal industries in providing food on an international basis.

AGSC 102: Agriculture Communication and Organization

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Designed for students interested in pursuing an agricultural career. Provides students with an in depth investigation into personal and interpersonal leadership. Teaches students to strengthen their leadership influence through a personal application of leadership skills, attitudes and dispositions.

AGSC 105: Livestock Production Systems

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Instructs students in the various essential production systems in animal agriculture, including aspects of production including reproduction, nutrition, animal preventative maintenance, treatment delivery systems of animal health, and environment. Includes consumer related issues as they relate to the production of animal agriculture.

AGSC 110: Introduction to Agriculture Management

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces agriculture management and the development of personal leadership skills as they relate to agriculture business. Includes the regulatory requirements relevant to labor management in agriculture and effective communication with native and non-native English speakers. Includes case studies on labor management, human relations, public relations, production control techniques and job analysis.

AGSC 122: Intercollegiate Rodeo

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

Designed for men and women interested in rodeo as a knowledgeable spectator, producer, or participant. Covers rodeo history, current rules, equipment use, and physical and mental conditioning. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AGSC 163: Horsemanship

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

Demonstrates Western horseback riding techniques and equitation. Provides the foundation for good, basic, and effective horsemanship that can later be developed into more specialized. riding. Includes safety, handling, grooming, saddling, staling, feeding, health, exercise, and riding. All levels of ability are welcome as lab assignments are tailored to the skill levels of both student and horse.

AGSC 198: Special Topics in Agriculture

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Selected agricultural topics offered for general interest in the agricultural community. Repeatable to a maximum of six units.

AGSC 205: Rudimentary Farrier

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces horseshoeing, principles and practices, including the physiology of the equine feet and legs, unsoundness, hoof care, shoeing equipment, and the actual shoeing of live horses. Provides the student with the skills to properly care and complete basic farrier work on horses.

AGSC 206: Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AGSC 100 Or AGSC 105

Provides an overview of animal nutrition as the basis for livestock feeding and nutrition. Discusses the fundamentals of digestion and absorption in both ruminants and non-ruminants. Emphasizes the nutritive value of feeds as they relate to the formulation of livestock rations, including by-product feeding.

AGSC 209: Physiology of Livestock Reproduction

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Designed to provide students with an understanding of the process of reproduction in cattle, sheep, swine, and horses. Provides information covering both the physical mechanics of reproduction as well as the endocrine system controlling livestock reproductive process. Discusses various mating systems with an emphasis placed on artificial insemination (A.I.) and embryo transfer (E.T.).

AGSC 210: Agricultural Issues

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers students the opportunity to investigate current topics causing change in the agriculture industry. Students research and report on trends as diverse as animal rights, chemical and foods, land use, water rights, and governmental subsidies as well as regional, state, and national topics.

AGSC 290: Cooperative Work Experience

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: AGSC 110

Provides an opportunity for students to earn college credit for work experience. Students work with an agriculture faculty advisor to design an appropriate supervised, on the job, educationally directed work experience. Repeatable to a maximum of six units.

Air Conditioning (AC)

Career and Technical Education Division

AC 198: Special Topics in HVAC

Units (Credits): 0.5–6; Prerequisites: none

Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. Offered from one-half to six units depending on the course content and number of hours required. May be repeated up to six units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Anthropology (ANTH)

Liberal Arts Division

ANTH 101: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces human culture and society. Provides an understanding of human diversity through a comparative study of politics, religion, economics and social organization.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  1. Exhibit factual knowledge of a broad range of cultures of the world. (GE 1).
  2. Examine cultural change through the lens of ethnographic and ethnologic research. (GE 4).
  3. Describe diverse positions on selected anthropological values or practices (GE 5).
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity through an examination of cultural interaction from selected areas of the world (GE 5).
  5. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable to the purpose of relating selected anthropological topics to personal experience and knowledge (GE 2, 6).

ANTH 102: Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Units (Credits): 3–5; Corequisites: recommend ANTH 110L

Explores the biological and evolutionary origins of humans through the examination of the fossil record, the study of primates, and the study of human biology.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  • Use terminology specific to the anthropological topics selected for this course. (GE 1)
  • Demonstrate the principles and theories of human evolution and the origins of the human species (GE 1)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the physical attributes of humans and what sets us apart from other species (GE 1)
  • Describe selected ideas of human variation and adaptation (GE 1)
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the value and importance of human diversity (GE1)
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable to the purpose of relating selected anthropological topics to personal experience and knowledge (GE 2, 6)
The class includes lectures, discussions, anthropological films, and student presentations. Students will exercise academic skills in reading, writing, research, critical thinking, and oral communication.

ANTH 110L: Physical Anthropology Lab

Units (Credits): 1; Corequisites: ANTH 102

Provides practical experience in aspects of physical anthropology: the mechanisms of inheritance, osteology and forensic science, comparative anatomy and human evolution, and aspects of modern human variability.

ANTH 198: Selected Topics: Anthropology

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

ANTH 201: Peoples & Cultures of the World

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Anthropology 201 offers a comparative survey of selected societies from throughout the world. Emphasis is on the impact of global developments on traditional societies.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  • Exhibit factual knowledge of a broad range of cultures of the world. (GE 1).
  • Examine cultural change through the lens of ethnographic and ethnologic research. (GE 4).
  • Describe diverse positions on selected anthropological values or practices (GE 5).
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity through an examination of cultural interaction from selected areas of the world (GE 5).
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable to the purpose of relating selected anthropological topics to personal experience and knowledge (GE 2, 6)
This class provides an overview to the scientific examination and comparison of world cultures. Anthropologists use the concept of culture to account for the tremendous variety of ways humans have adapted to their surroundings and to each other. The course will examine the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods of cultural anthropology. A major goal is to provide students with an awareness of the wide spectrum of cultural and social variation throughout the world, while at the same time stressing those characteristics that are shared by all human beings. By learning about other societies we learn, ultimately, about ourselves. The class includes lectures, discussions, ethnographic films, and student presentations. Students will exercise academic skills in reading, writing, research, critical thinking, and oral communication.

ANTH 202: Archeology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys archaeology in the Old and New Worlds. Examines methods used by archaeologists to describe and explain prehistoric cultures.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  • Exhibit knowledge of principles, theories, and methods of archaeological investigation (GE 1)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the development of human social institutions and technology in prehistory (GE 1)
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity through an examination of cultural interaction from selected prehistoric periods of the world (GE 5)
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable to the purpose of relating selected anthropological topics to personal experience and knowledge (GE 2, 6)

ANTH 210: Indians of Nevada Today

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys the Native American populations of Nevada and adjacent areas with emphasis on contemporary reservation conditions.

ANTH 212: Indians of North America

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys traditional life and modern conditions of American Indians with emphasis on the western United States.

ANTH 213: Introduction to the Indians of the Great Basin

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the Indians of the Great Basin, summarizing ethnographic and contemporary issues of Native Americans of the Great Basin and the indigenous groups that are geographically adjacent and have influenced Basin cultures. Also examines the archaeological documentation of pre-contact conditions.

ANTH 214: Introduction to Mesoamerican Prehistory and Archaeology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to the archaeology and prehistory of Mesoamerica. Includes the development of complex societies in Mexico and Central America.

ANTH 215: Introduction to Faith, Witchcraft and Magic

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to the anthropological study of religion as a human institution. Examines the history, methods, and current status of the field.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  • Exhibit factual knowledge of a broad range of cultural beliefs in the world. (GE 1).
  • Examine cultural change through the lens of ethnographic and ethnologic research. (GE 4).
  • Describe diverse positions on selected cultural values or practices (GE 5).
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity through an examination of cultural interaction from selected areas of the world (GE 5).
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable to the purpose of relating selected anthropological topics to personal experience and knowledge (GE 2, 6).
This class provides an overview to the scientific examination and comparison of world religious beliefs. It examines the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research methods of cultural anthropology. A major goal of the course is to provide an awareness of the wide spectrum of cultural and social variation in faith and belief throughout the world. The class includes lectures, discussions, ethnographic films, and student presentations. Students will exercise academic skills in reading, writing, research, critical thinking, and oral communication.

ANTH 443: Environmental Archaeology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Topics selected from paleoecology, taphonomy, geoarchaeology, and dating methods. Lectures, readings, and field trips cover advanced principles, method and theory, and practical applications.

Applied Industrial Technology (AIT)

Career and Technical Education Division

AIT 101: Fundamentals of Applied Industrial Technology

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Explains the fundamental concepts of electricity used in many applications, especially control systems. Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws will be applied both in theory and through lab experiments. Mechanical concepts of basic levers and forces, friction and pulleys and gears are introduced, as well as their effects on a system. Covers fundamental operation of electric relay controls and explains basic logic circuits which are used to provide automated control of many types of machines. Simulated tools and test equipment are utilized.Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AIT 102: Measurement Tools and Methods

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Explains the fundamental concepts of dimensional measurement. Accuracy and tolerance will be described and applied in theory and through lab experiments. U.S. Customary Units and S.I. Metric Units are utilized both in measurement and conversion. Covers fundamental operation of dial and digital calipers. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AIT 103: Introduction to Machine Tool Technologies

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the fundamental concepts of using a drill press and band saw, including their parts and controls. These tools will be utilized in the manufacturing process to cut materials and countersink, counterbore, ream and tap holes. Lab experiments will be accomplished through simulated tools and test equipment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AIT 121: Electrical Control Systems

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: AIT 101

Covers the function and operation of logic control circuits used in industrial, commercial and residential applications. Relays, limit switches and time-delays are introduced for a variety of uses. Automation with electrical control is common in many settings, using components wired together in specific configurations that form the logic needed to determine the sequesnce of machine operations. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AIT 155: Applied Industrial Technology Hands On Lab

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Allows students of Applied Industrial Technology to use hands-on trainers and equipment for the study of various topics. Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AIT 198: Special Topics in Applied Industrial Technology

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Explores various topics of current interest/demand in Applied Industrial Technology areas of study. Applies to a variety of current topics in the field of industrial technology, covering subjects such as new approaches and techniques, equipment configuration, upgrades, preventive maintenance, etc. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AIT 200: Applied Industrial Technology Projects

Units (Credits): 1–8; Prerequisites: none

Explores various project-based topics in the Applied Industrial Technology field. Applies to a range of subjects including short courses and workshops covering a variety of themes relevant to industry. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AIT 201: Pneumatic Power Technologies

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the concepts of how to connect and operate basic pneumatic components and systems, read circuit diagrams, monitor system operation, and design circuits. Different types of actuators and values will be explained, and skills working with pneumatic schematics will be strengthened by using simulated tools and test equipment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AIT 250: Mechatronics: Electrical Components

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AIT 101 ; Corequisites: AIT 101

Covers the basics of electrical components in a complex mechatronic system. Students will learn the basic functions and physical properties of electrical components, and the roles they play within the system. Technical documentation such as data sheets, schematics, and timing diagrams will be covered while exploring troubleshooting strategies and preventive maintenance. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AIT 251: Mechatronics: Mechanical Components

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AIT 250 ; Corequisites: AIT 250

Covers the basics of pneumatic, electropneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a complex mechatronic system. Teaches the functions and properties of control elements based upon physical principles, and the roles they play within the system. Covers technical documentation such as data sheets, circuit diagrams, displacement step diagrams and function charts while exploring troubleshooting strategies and preventive maintenance. Covers the basics of mechanical components in a complex mechatronic system. Students will learn the basic functions and physical properties of mechanical components, and the roles they play within the system. Technical documentation such as data sheets, schematics, and timing diagrams will be covered while exploring troubleshooting strategies and preventive maintenance. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AIT 252: Mechatronics: Pneumatic and Hydraulic

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AIT 251 ; Corequisites: AIT 251

Covers the basics of pneumatic, electropneumatic and hydraulic control circuits in a complex mechatronic system. Students will learn the functions and properties of control elements based upon physical principles, and the roles they play within the system. Technical documentation such as data sheets, circuit diagrams, displacement step diagrams and function charts will be covered while exploring troubleshooting strategies and preventive maintenance. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AIT 253: Mechatronics: Programmable Logic Controllers

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AIT 252 ; Corequisites: AIT 252

Covers the fundamentals of digital logic and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronic system. Students will learn the role PLCs play within a mechatronic system or subsystem; students will explore basic elements of PLC functions by writing and testing programs to control them. Course teaches students how to identify malfunctioning PLCs, as well as to apply troubleshooting strategies to identify and localize problems caused by PLC hardware. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AIT 285: AIT Certification/Examination Prep

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Reviews industrial technology theory and practice including devices and circuits, wiring techniques, controls, operation of test instruments, measurement methods, and troubleshooting of industrial systems. Manufacturing, distribution, and logistics practices and tasks will be covered as applicable. Prepares students for current industrial certification and employment tests through practice questions, example scenarios, and review. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AIT 290: Applied Industrial Technology Internship

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor.

Allows students to apply knowledge to real on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and faculty advisor to maximize learning experiences. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Arabic (ARA)

Liberal Arts Division

ARA 101: Conversational Arabic I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Emphasizes Arabic spoken communication, listening, reading and writing skills. A vocabulary of Arabic-English words will be developed to suit student needs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ARA 102: Conversational Arabic II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ARA 101

Emphasizes Arabic spoken communication. Listening, reading and writing skills will be explored. A vocabulary of Arabic-English words can be developed to suit student needs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Art (ART)

Liberal Arts Division

ART 100: Visual Foundations

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores visual forms and contemporary concepts through a variety of media, presentations and discussions.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon completion of the course students will have demonstrated they can:
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of key design concepts, principles, themes, and major content areas needed to explain and solve design problems. (GE 1)
  • Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete design projects. (GE 4)
  • Use critical thinking and creativity to select and apply design principles and ideas suitable for solving significant contemporary or enduring problems. (GE 6)
  • Utilize various art media.
  • Appreciate the relationship between form and content.
  • Expand their sense of experimentation and imagination.

ART 101: Drawing I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Develops drawing skills through practice with a broad variety of drawing tools and techniques. 1 hour lecture/4 hours studio per week.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of key drawing concepts, principles, themes, and major content areas to solve specific drawing problems. (GE 1)
  • Locate evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete drawing projects. (GE 4)
  • Use critical thinking and creativity to select and apply recognized drawing techniques suitable for solving significant contemporary or enduring problems. (GE 6)

ART 102: Drawing II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 101

Continues ART 101 with increased emphasis on the refinement of drawing skills. One hour lecture/ four hours studio per week.

ART 105: Color Theory

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces color interactions, optical phenomena and creative application.

ART 108: Design Fundamentals II (3-D)

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores the fundamentals of design utilizing various media while focusing on three-dimensional design and sculptural practices. One hour lecture/four hours studio per week.

ART 111: Beginning Ceramics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces basic ceramic techniques and concepts including both hand-built and wheel thrown vessels as well as both utilitarian and non-utilitarian ceramic forms.

ART 115: Beginning Clay Sculpture

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to clay as a medium for sculptural design. Focus is on human head, small animal sculpture and mold-making.

ART 124: Beginning Printmaking

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces printmaking processes emphasizing relief, intaglio, lithographic, and screen processes.

ART 127: Watercolor I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a beginning course in watercolor painting with emphasis on materials and techniques which contribute to the production of quality works of art.

ART 131: Introduction to Painting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the basics of various traditional and contemporary painting media.

ART 135: Photography I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces black and white photography and the 35mm camera. The course is designed as a beginning or refresher class in understanding photo taking and darkroom procedures. Student must provide a 35mm camera.

ART 141: Introduction to Digital Photography I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces photographic techniques. Topics include exposure, camera controls, digital printing, file management. Explores creative possibilities and thematic modes of photography; working in series.

ART 160: Art Appreciation

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

This course studies art, artists and art media of various historical periods to develop the student’s capacity to evaluate and appreciate them.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of key art concepts, principles, themes, and major content areas to explain and appreciate art forms from different times and cultures. (GE 1)
  • Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete art projects and papers. (GE 4)
  • Use critical thinking and creativity to select and apply recognized methods suitable for understanding significant or enduring aesthetic problems. (GE 6)
  • Appreciate individual artworks and the underlying aesthetic, cultural, philosophical and social influences that affected the artists who created them.

ART 201: Life Drawing I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 101

Practices drawing the human figure from nude models. Emphasizes the expressive potentialities of human figure, and the production of quality drawings. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 208: Fiber Arts

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces fiber based techniques and concepts including contemporary uses of quilting and fabric dyes, among other techniques, as a fine art form.

ART 209: Introduction to Gallery Practices

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers the practices and ethics of operating an art gallery. May be repeated for up to six units.

ART 211: Ceramics I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a beginning studio course in ceramic construction and decoration. Lecture and laboratory methods are used to give special attention to the development of individual students skills. Uses potter's wheels. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 212: Ceramics II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 211

Continues ART 211 with increased attention given to further refinement of skills. One hour lecture/four hours studio per week.

ART 216: Sculpture I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers fundamentals of sculpture using plaster, wood and other materials.

ART 217: Sculpture II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 216 or consent of instructor

Offers studio classes in techniques and skills of subtractive and additive sculpture. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 218: Alternative Sculpture

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores non-traditional sculpting techniques.

ART 221: Beginning Printmaking: Intaglio

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 124

Introduce etching, drypint, aquatint, and other techniques related to metal plate printmaking. Emphasis on the creative use of materials and techniques.

ART 222: Beginning Printmaking: Lithography

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART 124

Examines materials and techniques for lithography. Explores black and white printing as well as color and photo generated images.

ART 223: Beginning Printmaking: Serigraphy

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART 124

Introduces the basic techniques of silk-screen printing with emphasis on its creative potential.

ART 224: Beginning Printmaking: Relief

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART 124

Lecture/studio instruction in printing, woodcuts, linocuts and assembled relief surfaces.

ART 225: Intermediate Printmaking

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 124

Continues Art 124 with emphasis on contemporary techniques and processes for traditional intaglio, lithography, and digital imaging techniques for intaglio and lithographic processes.

ART 227: Watercolor II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 127

Continues exploration of watercolor techniques and concepts including gouache and related media.

ART 231: Painting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a beginning course in oil and/or acrylic painting. Introduces concepts and develops skills for the production of quality paintings. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 232: Painting II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 231

Continues ART 231, with increased emphasis on refinement of basic painting skills. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 235: Photography II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 135 or ART 141

Covers artificial lighting techniques and theory; strobe equipment, hotlights and electronic flashes.  Students produce a portfolio of work demonstrating knowledge of these techniques.

ART 237: Photography II Color

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 141

Covers continued explorations of numerous photographic techniques, compositional styles, concepts and critical analysis of photography as a Fine Art.

ART 245: Digital Media I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: At least one art studio course, such as Visual Foundations, Beginning Photography, Drawing, etc.

Introduces concepts and practices of computer art and related media with an emphasis on contemporary experimental applications.

ART 260: Survey Art History I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

This course surveys art of the Western World from prehistoric times through the Gothic Period.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of key concepts, principles, themes, and major content areas of Art History needed to explain and solve discipline-specific problems. (GE 1)
  • Present substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience. (GE 2)
  • Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete projects and papers. (GE 4)
  • Interpret and appreciate individual artworks from different times and cultures and the underlying aesthetic, cultural, philosophical and social influences that affected the artists who created them.

ART 261: Survey of Art History II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

This course surveys art of the Western World from the Renaissance to the present.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of key concepts, principles, themes, and major content areas of Art History needed to explain and solve discipline-specific problems. (GE 1)
  • Present substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience. (GE 2)
  • Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete projects and papers. (GE 4)
  • Interpret and appreciate individual artworks from different times and cultures and the underlying aesthetic, cultural, philosophical and social influences that affected the artists who created them.

ART 296: Independent Study

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Focuses on independent exploration of studio techniques and concepts as discussed with the instructor during one-on-one critiques and instruction. May be repeated for up to six units.

ART 297: Field Study

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a study of art in its cultural and historical setting with potential visits to museums, galleries, and art studios.

ART 298: Portfolio Emphasis

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers input for artist portfolios by means of critique.

ART 299: Special Topics in Studio Art

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Applies to assorted short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to six units.

Astronomy (AST)

Liberal Arts Division

AST 100: Special Topics: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Covers an assortment of exotic and fascinating stellar and astronomical objects that are at the center of modern astronomy. Studies the life cycles of both large and small mass stars as well as new developments and discoveries from a wide range of topics in astrophysics.

AST 105: Introductory Astronomy Laboratory

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: AST 109, AST 110 or consent of instructor

Presents laboratory exercises in astronomy in the tradition of the amateur astronomer. Includes observation of celestial objects as well as laboratory exercises to investigate the physical nature of astronomical objects. Instructs on the use of telescopes and the process of the scientific method. Recommended for non-science majors.

AST 109: Planetary Astronomy

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120, MATH 126 or higher or consent of instructor

Offers a descriptive introduction to current concepts of the solar system, modern observational techniques, and their results. Utilizes telescopes and observatory facilities. Includes four laboratory experiences.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  1. Demonstrate working knowledge of key concepts and principles that characterize the physical properties and features of planets, moons, and the sun. (GE 1)
  2. Present accurate calculations related to fundamental astronomical problems. (GE 3)
  3. Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete activities related to the historical evolution of the science of astronomy. (GE 4)
  4. Recognize extrasolar planetary bodies and extend comparative planetology to planets well beyond our solar system.
  5. Identify some seasonal constellations and learn to use a telescope.

AST 110: Stellar Astronomy

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120, MATH 126 or higher or consent of instructor

Offers a descriptive introduction to stellar and galactic systems, the life cycle of stars, theories of the universe and its formation. Utilizes telescopes and observatory facilities. Includes four laboratory experiences.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  1. Demonstrate working knowledge of stellar evolution, galactic formation as well as key concepts and principles that characterize the physical properties and features of matter in its densest and most extreme form. (GE 1)
  2. Present accurate calculations related to a broad range of astronomical problems. (GE 3)
  3. Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete activities related to the historical evolution of the science of astronomy. (GE 4)
  4. Explore concepts and theories of cosmology including the creation and age of the universe.
  5. Identify some seasonal constellations and learn to use a telescope.

AST 115: Birth of Astrophysics

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Covers the accidental discovery of the solar spectral lines at the beginning of the 19th century and explores the threads of observation and interpretation through the subsequent 100 years. Explains how this process created modern astronomy, atomic physics, and chemistry. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AST 118: Astronomical Instrumentation

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the basic operation of reflecting and refracting telescopes, fundamentals of spectrograph and methods for obtaining stellar spectra, and multiple uses of the CCD camera for astronomical imaging. Emphasis will be on working with the instruments (hands-on) and taking real time data when applicable. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AST 120: Introduction to Astrobiology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the geology, planetary science, atmospheric science, oceanography, and other sciences. Explores the scientific reasons behind why the Solar System harbors a living planet. Covers the factors that allow the Earth to support life and the potential for life on other planets within the universe.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  1. Demonstrate working knowledge of the fundamental characteristics of life as it relates to microbial and complex living systems. (GE 1)
  2. Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete activities related to historical perspectives and the timeline of the evolution of life in relation to astronomical, geological, and biological events on earth, and extrapolate conditions for life elsewhere in the universe. (GE 4)
  3. Present substantially error­free written responses related but not limited to the following (GE 2):
    1. Outline the fundamental characteristics of life as it relates to microbial and complex living systems.
    2. Contrast the basis of life, the tree of life, and life living under the most extreme conditions on Earth, inside the Earth and beyond Earth.
    3. Contemplate and imagine man's biases, sensitivities, and desires to continue to search for life beyond our world.

AST 190: Projects in Observational Astronomy

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AST 105 or consent of instructor

Develops skills in observational astronomy with a project-oriented course. Uses high quality equipment such as cameras, photometers, telescopes and heliostats. Laboratory course recommended for non-science majors.

AST 198: Special Topics in Astronomy

Units (Credits): 0.5–6; Prerequisites: none

Includes short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to six units. Note: Non-transferable for a NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AST 290: Internship in Astronomy

Units (Credits): 1–8; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Allows students to apply knowledge to real, on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and faculty advisor to maximize learning experiences. Students may earn up to eight units on the basis of 45 hours of internship per unit. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AST 299: Directed Study

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Covers selected topics and directed student research of interest to students in astronomy. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Atmospheric Sciences (ATMS)

Liberal Arts Division

ATMS 117: Meteorology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers the elements that make up meteorology, potential climate change, severe weather, and weather forecasting.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  • Use terminology specific to Atmospheric Science and Meteorology topics applied in the course. (GE 1)
  • Use Atmospheric Science and Meteorology concepts and principles demonstrating a working knowledge of Atmospheric and Meteorological processes. (GE 1)
  • Perform hands on applications that demonstrate the ability to apply concepts and principles in relation to Atmospheric Science and Meteorology. (GE 1)

III. Topics

The following is a list of topics that must be covered in ATMS 117: Atmospheric composition; Seasons; Severe Weather; Climate Change; Weather Forecasting.

Auto Tech Collision & Repair (ABDY)

Career and Technical Education Division

ABDY 101: Collision Repair Fundamentals and Estimating

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Includes, through lecture and lab, an overview of the collision industry, instruction in safe shop procedures, measurement, vehicles disassembly, estimating software and techniques. Successful students will earn eight I-CAR certification points.

ABDY 110: Paint and Refinish I

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: ABDY 101

Provides instruction in all phases of metal preparation: sanding, masking, metal treatment, priming, spraying basecoat and clear coat, and the proper use and maintenance of paint guns. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ABDY 120: Non-Structural Welding

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: ABDY 110

Prepares students in general welding safety, Plasma Arc Cutting, Oxy and Acetylene welding, cutting, heating and GMAW MIG welding techniques. Students will be prepared to take the I-CAR hands on steel welding test. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ABDY 122: Non-Structural Body And Panel And Trim

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: ABDY 110

Covers the proper techniques for removal, installation, adjustment, and alignment of body hardware, body trim, and body sheet metal parts as well as straightening body panels using basic hand tools. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ABDY 150: Structural Inspections

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: ABDY 120

Introduces students to specialized frame and unibody measuring, anchoring, and pulling equipment. Students will perform welding techniques and use corrosion preventive materials to restore the vehicle as closely as possible to pre-collision condition. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ABDY 152: Structural II

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: ABDY 150

Prepares the student in the repair of a moderate to heavily damaged vehicles using specialized frame and unibody measuring, anchoring, and pulling equipment. Continued instruction in welding techniques and corrosion preventive materials to restore the vehicle as closely as possible to pre-collision condition is included.

ABDY 180: Non-Structural Advanced Body Panel

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: ABDY 122

Covers the identity of auto body parts and their structural relationships. Removal, installation, adjustment, and alignment of body hardware, body trim, and body sheet metal parts and intermediate level panel repair and straightening skills are mastered in this course. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ABDY 220: Paint and Refinish II

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: ABDY 110

Covers metal preparation, sanding, masking, metal treatment, and priming. Spraying of basecoat and clear coat, color matching, blending, and the proper care of a paint gun are also included. Students will learn blending, color adjusting and tinting. This is the second in a series of courses on this subject. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Automotive Auto Body (AUTB)

Career and Technical Education Division

AUTB 120: Automotive Collision I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides fundamental instruction of hands-on skill and knowledge in auto body construction, tools, and safety. Students will also work with metal, plastics, fiberglass and trim. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTB 121: Auto Collision I Practice

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTB 120. The emphasis will be geared to a more practical, hands-on experience through the use of grinders, orbital sanders and all collision repair equipment. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTB 125: Automotive Collision II

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: AUTB 120

Continues AUTB 120 with more advanced hands-on skill and knowledge in auto body construction, tools, safety and work with metal, plastic, fiberglass and trim. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTB 126: Automotive Collision II Practice

Units (Credits): 1–9; Prerequisites: AUTB 125

Continues to develop student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTB 125. The emphasis will be geared to a more practical, hands-on experience through the use of frame machines, laser measuring devices, and various shop equipment and hand tools. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTB 200: Automotive Refinishing I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides fundamental instruction of hands-on skill and knowledge in the painting and refinishing, including metal preparation, sanding techniques, masking and priming. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTB 201: Automotive Refinishing Practice

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Further develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTB 200. The emphasis will be geared to a more practical, hands-on experience through use of the various spray guns and finish techniques. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTB 205: Auto Refinishing II

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: AUTB 200

Continues AUTB 200 with more advanced hands-on skill and knowledge in the painting and refinishing of auto bodies. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTB 206: Automotive Refinishing Practice II

Units (Credits): 1–9; Prerequisites: AUTB 205

Further develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTB 205. Emphasizes a more practical, hands-on experience through use of different style guns and spray equipment, paint materials, color matching, etc. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTB 210: Plastic Composite and Adhesives

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: AUTB 120 or consent of instructor

Offers an in-depth study of the new plastics, composite panels and the adhesion process. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTB 211: Plastic, Composites & Adhesives Practice

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: AUTB 120, AUTB 200

Further develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTB 210. The emphasis will be geared to a more practical, hands-on experience through an in-depth study of the new plastics, composite panels and the adhesion process for them. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTB 220: Auto Collision & Refinishing Estimating

Units (Credits): 3–6; Prerequisites: basic computer skills

Familiarizes students with the estimating portion of the auto collision and refinishing program. The course involves analyzing damage in-depth, creating a damage report and using computer software for the process. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Automotive Mechanics (AUTO)

Career and Technical Education Division

AUTO 101: Introduction to General Mechanics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobiles. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of various systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 111: Automotive Electricity

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles and theory of automotive electricity and the maintenance of automobile electrical systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments. Introduces a variety of different electrical systems and accessories. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 112: Automotive Electricity II

Units (Credits): 3–6; Prerequisites: AUTO 111 or consent of instructor

Further develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTO 111. Provides practical, hands-on experience through the use of Multi meters, VAT 40, manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand held test instruments. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 115: Auto Electricity & Electronics I

Units (Credits): 3–7; Prerequisites: AUTO 101 or consent of instructor

Topics include mastery of DC electricity, use of digital multimeters, troubleshooting electrical problems in starting, charging and accessory systems. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 117: Advanced Auto Electronics

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AUTO 115

Teaches advanced AC and DC automotive electronic circuits, troubleshooting of electronically controlled components including supplemental restraint systems and convenience accessories. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 130: Engine Reconditioning

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 101

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobile engines. Includes overhaul of various systems in the engine (valve, train, oiling system, etc.) safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools. Introduces a variety of systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 140: Automotive Brake Systems

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automotive brake systems including antilock systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, power tools and hand-held test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 141: Automotive Brake Systems Practice

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 140 or consent of instructor

Further develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTO 140. Provides practical, hands-on experience through the use of the brake lathe and bleeder, scanners, troubleshooting guides and brake hand tools. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 145: Automotive Brakes

Units (Credits): 3–7; Prerequisites: AUTO 101 or consent of instructor

Focuses on theory, diagnosis, and service of drum, disc, and anti-lock braking systems, brake component machining, hydraulic component reconditioning, friction and hardware replacement. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 150: Steering & Suspension Systems

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automotive steering and suspension system. Includes safety, use of manuals, and selection and use of hand tools, power tools and test equipment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 151: Steering Suspension System Practice

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 150 or consent of instructor

Develops student skills by putting into practice the theories taught in AUTO 150. The emphasis will be geared to a more practical, hands-on experience through the use of the computer 4-wheel alignment, scanners, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools and hand-held test instruments. Expands on maintenance of a variety of systems and accessories. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 155: Steering & Suspension

Units (Credits): 3–7; Prerequisites: AUTO 101 or consent of instructor

Teaches diagnosis/service of suspension components including shocks, springs, ball joints, manual and power steering system and four wheel alignment are some areas covered. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 160: Auto Air Conditioning & Heating

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles design, construction and maintenance of automotive air conditioning systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments, evacuating systems, charging/recovery systems and other specialized air conditioning tools. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different air conditioning systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 190: Beginning Automotive Upholstery

Units (Credits): 3–6; Prerequisites: none

Covers the basics of cutting, fitting and stitching for all types of seats in cars, vans, motorcycles and boats. The student will learn how to operate the sewing machine, layout patterns and repair seat frames. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 195: Advanced Automotive Upholstery

Units (Credits): 3–6; Prerequisites: AUTO 190

Continues AUTO 190. Students work with custom upholstery designs such as tuck and roll, button and pleat, etc. Includes work with convertible tops, vinyl tops and headliners. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 196: Automotive Projects

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Permits students to pursue special projects and/or explore areas of specific interest under the direction of a college instructor. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 198: Special Topics in Automotive Mechanics

Units (Credits): 3–6; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 200: Standard Transmissions

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automotive standard transmission. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, power tools and test equipment. Studies transmission principles and systems. Includes disassembly and overhaul of various standard automobile transmissions. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 205: Manual Drive Trains and Axles

Units (Credits): 3–7; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobile ignition systems. Includes safety, use of manuals selection and use of hand tools, and handheld test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of various systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 210: Automatic Transmission & Transaxles I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automatic transmissions used in today's automobiles. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and appropriate transmission test instruments. Introduces maintenance of a variety of different automatic transmissions. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 211: Automatic Transmission & Transaxles II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 210

Concentrates on knowledge, skills, principles, design, construction and maintenance of automatic transmissions used in today's automobiles. Amplifies competencies learned in AUTO 210. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and appropriate transmission test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different automatic transmissions. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 220: Automotive Engine Performance I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobile ignition systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and handheld test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 221: Automotive Engine Performance II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 220

Guides students through the basic theory of automotive emissions, description of emission control, operation of the controls system, trouble shooting and repair. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools and handheld test instruments and engine analyzers. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 222: Automotive Computer Systems

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 230 or consent of instructor

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobile ignition systems and fuel systems. Studies General Motors, Ford EEC, Chrysler and foreign computer systems. Covers principles of operation, fuel managements, air management and all sensors including solenoids. Reviews basic electricity, electronic spark timing and high energy ignition systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, hand-held test instruments and engine analyzers. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 225: Engine Performance I/Fuel & Ignition

Units (Credits): 3–7; Prerequisites: AUTO 101 or consent of instructor

Studies engine related subsystems which include ignition, fuel, cooling, starting, and charging systems. Covers theory and testing of computerized engine management systems. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 227: Engine Performance II/Emission Control

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AUTO 225

Automotive emission control systems. Preparation on current gas analyzers for the purpose of diagnosis and repair of specific emission devices. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 229: Advanced Automotive Electricity

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 111

Continues study of material presented in AUTO 111. Reviews and amplifies principles and theory of automotive electricity and the maintenance of automobile electrical systems. Focuses on electronic applications. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools and handheld test instruments. Introduces testing and servicing automotive electronic components. Expands on maintenance of a variety of systems and accessories. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 230: Advanced Engine Performance

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AUTO 220 or consent of instructor

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobile ignition systems and fuel systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, handheld test instruments and engine analyzers. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 235: Engine Performance III/Diagnostics

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AUTO 227

Studies computerized engine and fuel management control, operational theory of automotive computers and the use of hand held diagnostic interfaces. Prepares students for ASE certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 293: Work Experience I

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Provides the student with on-the-job supervised and educationally directed work experience. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AUTO 294: Independent Study II

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Biology (BIOL)

Liberal Arts Division

BIOL 100: General Biology For Non-Science Majors

Units (Credits): 3–4; Prerequisites: MATH 120, MATH 126 or higher or consent of instructor

Covers fundamental concepts and theories of life science. Major topics include cellular/molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, evolution and ecology. Includes four laboratory experiences.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of BIOL 100 General Biology for Non-Science Majors, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Explain the major characteristics of science, including that it is a particular way of knowing that seeks natural causes for phenomena and depends on observations that can be confirmed; that it is evidence-based and ideas can change in response to new evidence; how it, and biology in particular, have affected humanity (GE #1);
  • Explain the difference between scientific vs. non-scientific ideas, and evaluate secondary sources of scientific information for evidence-based credibility and scientific accuracy (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the fundamental concepts and theories associated with the properties of life, biological molecules, cells, genetics, populations and ecology, and evolution (GE #1);
  • Present accurate calculation and symbolic operations, and explain how such calculations and operations are used in either introductory biology or in interpreting information in related fields. (GE #1, #3).

III. Topics

All students will have a basic (one semester of a non-traditionally-lab-experienced one-semester course) knowledge of a survey of the basic processes of biology common to all life forms. Includes cell theory and metabolic processes, evolution, ecology, genetics, populations, and the scientific method. Designed for the non-science major. Meets the UNR core curriculum science requirement.

BIOL 113: Life in the Oceans

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the plants, animals and microorganisms of the oceans with an emphasis on important marine ecosystems such as intertidal zones, estuaries and coral reefs.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of BIOL 113 Life in the Oceans, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of key concepts, principles, themes, and major content areas needed to explain and solve Life in the Oceans-specific problems and/or issues. (GE #1);
  • Explain the difference between scientific vs. non-scientific ideas, and evaluate secondary sources of scientific information for evidence-based credibility and scientific accuracy (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the fundamental concepts and theories associated with Life in the Oceans (GE #1);
  • Present accurate calculation and symbolic operations, and explain how such calculations and operations are used in either Life in the Oceans or in interpreting information in related oceanographic fields. (GE #1, #3).

III. Topics

All students will have a basic knowledge of the environment and inhabitants of the sea to include, at a minimum, Origin of the Oceans, The Sea Floor, Plate Tectonics, Chemical Features of Seawater, Winds and Currents, Waves and Tides, Climate Change, Marine ecology: Populations and Interactions and Energy flow and Trophic levels, Nutrient cycles, Ocean zones, Microbial organisms, Marine Invertebrates, Marine Vertebrates (cartilaginous and bony fish), Fisheries, and Marine Mammals.

BIOL 190: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 96 or higher (excluding MATH120) C- or better, or appropriate score on the WNC placement examination, or a corequisite of MATH 126; Corequisites: BIOL 190L

Covers the structure and function of cells. Included will be the major molecules of life, composition and physiology of cellular organelles, cellular metabolism, reproduction, motility, gene function and related topics. Note: BIOL 190/190L plus BIOL 191/191L transfer to UNR as fulfilling BIOL 190, 191 and 192 requirements.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of BIOL 190: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology and BIOL 190L: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Describe and explain the processes of cellular transport, signaling, metabolism, photosynthesis, cell division (mitosis and meiosis), heredity, gene expression and gene regulation and explain their significance to the functioning of biological systems (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the structure and function of animal and plant cells and sub-cellular organelles (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of biomolecules at the sub-cellular and cellular level (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions from experimentally derived data in the laboratory (GE #1, #4).
  • Draw conclusions from experimentally derived data from the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratory experiment (GE #1, #4).

III. Topics

All learners will have in-depth knowledge of the language of cellular and molecular biology, animal and plant cellular structure and function: Students will explain fundamental concepts associated with atomic structure, chemical bonding, water chemistry, and pH, and apply these concepts to the functioning of biological systems; Students will identify the basic structures and describe the functions of the four major classes of biological macromolecules and cellular structures, including eukaryotic organelles and membranes (and may include prokaryotic cells and viral particles, as well); Students will describe the processes of cellular transport, signaling, introductory intermediary metabolism, photosynthesis, cell division (mitosis and meiosis), heredity, gene expression and gene regulation and explain their significance to the functioning of biological systems; Students will apply scientific reasoning to draw conclusions from experimentally derived data from the Using a Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism to Predict Bitter-Tasting Ability laboratory experiment.

BIOL 190L: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Lab

Units (Credits): 1; Corequisites: BIOL 190

Covers the structure and function of cells. Included will be the major molecules of life, composition and physiology of cellular organelles, cellular metabolism, reproduction, motility, gene function and related topics. Note: BIOL 190/190L plus BIOL 191/191L transfer to UNR as fulfilling BIOL 190, 191 and 192 requirements.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of BIOL 190: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology and BIOL 190L: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Describe and explain the processes of cellular transport, signaling, metabolism, photosynthesis, cell division (mitosis and meiosis), heredity, gene expression and gene regulation and explain their significance to the functioning of biological systems (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the structure and function of animal and plant cells and sub-cellular organelles (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of biomolecules at the sub-cellular and cellular level (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions from experimentally derived data in the laboratory (GE #1, #4).
  • Draw conclusions from experimentally derived data from the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratory experiment (GE #1, #4).

III. Topics

All learners will have in-depth knowledge of the language of cellular and molecular biology, animal and plant cellular structure and function: Students will explain fundamental concepts associated with atomic structure, chemical bonding, water chemistry, and pH, and apply these concepts to the functioning of biological systems; Students will identify the basic structures and describe the functions of the four major classes of biological macromolecules and cellular structures, including eukaryotic organelles and membranes (and may include prokaryotic cells and viral particles, as well); Students will describe the processes of cellular transport, signaling, introductory intermediary metabolism, photosynthesis, cell division (mitosis and meiosis), heredity, gene expression and gene regulation and explain their significance to the functioning of biological systems; Students will apply scientific reasoning to draw conclusions from experimentally derived data from the Using a Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism to Predict Bitter-Tasting Ability laboratory experiment.

BIOL 191: Introduction to Organismal Biology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: BIOL 190, BIOL 190L ; Corequisites: BIOL 191L

Combines the principles of botany and zoology into one course. Topics include natural selection, ecology, populations and communities, characteristics of prokaryotes, protists, fungi, and comparative life processes in plants and animals. Note: BIOL 190/190L plus BIOL 191/191L transfer to UNR as fulfilling BIOL 190, 191 and 192 requirements.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of BIOL 191 Introduction to Organismal Biology and BIOL 191L Introduction to Organismal Biology Laboratory, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Describe and explain the principles of classifying organisms (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the structural and physiological functions of organisms (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the concepts of ecology, evolution and speciation (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions from experimentally derived data in the laboratory (GE #1, #4).
  • Apply the scientific method by designing a controlled experiment by collecting, graphing, statistically analyzing, and interpreting data (GE #1).

III. Topics

The distribution and abundance of organisms is determined by the interactions between other organisms and the environment; how ecological principles operate at the levels of the individual organism, the population, the community, and the ecosystem; the characteristics, phylogenetic diversity, and ecology of the prokaryotic and eukaryotic kingdoms; the structure and function of animal and plants, and how they relate to environmental adaptations; the underlying mechanisms of evolution; the use of standard laboratory equipment in a safe and accurate manner; applying the scientific method; the major groups of organisms; classify the major groups of organisms within a phylogenetic framework; present scientific findings using discipline-standard formats.

BIOL 191L: Introduction to Organismal Biology Lab

Units (Credits): 1; Corequisites: BIOL 191

Combines the principles of botany and zoology into one course. Topics include natural selection, ecology, populations and communities, characteristics of prokaryotes, protists, fungi, and comparative life processes in plants and animals. Note: BIOL 190/190L plus BIOL 191/191L transfer to UNR as fulfilling BIOL 190, 191 and 192 requirements.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of BIOL 191 Introduction to Organismal Biology and BIOL 191L Introduction to Organismal Biology Laboratory, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Describe and explain the principles of classifying organisms (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the structural and physiological functions of organisms (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the concepts of ecology, evolution and speciation (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions from experimentally derived data in the laboratory (GE #1, #4).
  • Apply the scientific method by designing a controlled experiment by collecting, graphing, statistically analyzing, and interpreting data (GE #1).

III. Topics

The distribution and abundance of organisms is determined by the interactions between other organisms and the environment; how ecological principles operate at the levels of the individual organism, the population, the community, and the ecosystem; the characteristics, phylogenetic diversity, and ecology of the prokaryotic and eukaryotic kingdoms; the structure and function of animal and plants, and how they relate to environmental adaptations; the underlying mechanisms of evolution; the use of standard laboratory equipment in a safe and accurate manner; applying the scientific method; the major groups of organisms; classify the major groups of organisms within a phylogenetic framework; present scientific findings using discipline-standard formats.

BIOL 200: Elements of Human Anatomy & Physiology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides students with an intense descriptive overview of anatomy and physiology with related, illustrative pathology and microbiology.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of BIOL 200, Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the 11 systems of the body (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of cell types in the human body (GE #1, #4);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of biomolecules in the human body (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions of elementary (sophomore) level system pathologies of humans (GE #1).

III. Topics

All students will have a basic (one semester of a non-lab-based one-semester course) knowledge of the human integumentary, muscular, skeletal, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, pulmonary, digestive, urinary, immune, and reproductive systems, and their applications to human health, pathology and some fundamental applied microbiology (to each organ system).

BIOL 204: Elements of Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab

Units (Credits): 1; Corequisites: BIOL 200

Provides students with an intense descriptive overview of anatomy and physiology with related, illustrative pathology and microbiology.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of BIOL 200, Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the 11 systems of the body (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of cell types in the human body (GE #1, #4);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of biomolecules in the human body (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions of elementary (sophomore) level system pathologies of humans (GE #1).

III. Topics

All students will have a basic (one semester of a non-lab-based one-semester course) knowledge of the human integumentary, muscular, skeletal, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, pulmonary, digestive, urinary, immune, and reproductive systems, and their applications to human health, pathology and some fundamental applied microbiology (to each organ system).

BIOL 208: Introduction to Human Genetics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: BIOL 190, BIOL 190L

Offers a basic science (Mendelian genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics) and detailed clinical case study and correlation-oriented (pedigree analysis, gene cloning, inborn errors of metabolism) course that demonstrates the principles of genetics/heredity in human health and disease. Strongly recommended for those pursuing pre-medical studies. Three hours lecture.

BIOL 212: Introduction to Human Genetics Lab

Units (Credits): 1; Corequisites: BIOL 208

Provides an opportunity to learn how to extract and amplify genomic DNA using the polymerase chain reaction; apply concepts of chemistry and evolutionary biology to study an organism they choose; identify a question involving their chosen organism and answer it using DNA technology; research and identify protocols and materials such as M-SAT primers specific to the organism they choose; subject data to statistical analysis and relate their findings to concepts of evolution. Three hours laboratory.

BIOL 223: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Units (Credits): 4–5; Prerequisites: BIOL 190, BIOL 190L with a grade of C or better or CHEM 121 with a grade of C or better or meet nursing program chemistry requirement

Offers detailed study of cellular functions and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Primarily for physical education, pre‐nursing and other pre‐health majors. NOTE: For programs that require BIOL 223 and 224, both courses must be completed at the same institution if taken outside Nevada. May be repeated a maximum of two times within the last five years.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of BIOL 223, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the tissues in the human body, the integumentary, skeletal (including the major articulations), muscular and nervous (to include the cranial nerves and special senses) systems of the body (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of cell and tissue types in the human body (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of biomolecules at the sub-cellular and cellular level in the human body (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions from experimentally derived data in the laboratory (GE #1, #4).

III. Topics

All students will have in-depth (first semester of a lab-based two-semester sequence) knowledge of the human integumentary, muscular, skeletal (including major articulations), nervous, systems, and their applications to human health and some fundamental pathology to each organ system. In addition, all learners will have in-depth knowledge of the language of anatomy and physiology, the four major classes of biomolecules, cellular anatomy and physiology, introduction to tissues in the human body and introductory intermediary metabolism.

BIOL 224: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Units (Credits): 4–5; Prerequisites: BIOL 223 with a grade of C or better

Offers a detailed study of the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems. Primarily for physical education, pre‐nursing and other pre‐health majors. NOTE: For programs that require BIOL 223 and 224, both courses must be completed at the same institution if taken outside Nevada. May be repeated a maximum of two times within the last five years.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of BIOL 223, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of cell and tissue types in the human body (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of biomolecules at the sub-cellular and cellular level in the human body (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions from experimentally derived data in the laboratory (GE #1, #4).

III. Topics

All students will have in-depth (second semester of a lab-based two-semester sequence) knowledge of the human circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems and their applications to human health and some fundamental pathology to each organ system, e.g., this may include lecture topics on elementary EKG interpretation and arterial blood gas interpretation.

BIOL 251: General Microbiology

Units (Credits): 4–5; Prerequisites: BIOL 190 & 190L with a grade of C or better or BIOL 223 with a grade of C or better or CHEM 121 with a grade of C or better.

Emphasizes the distribution, form, structure and physiology of microorganisms in laboratory. Develops the student's skills in aseptic procedures, isolation and identification. Three hours lecture/three hours laboratory per week. May be repeated a maximum of two times within the past five years.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of BIOL 251, General Microbiology, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology, pathology and fundamental therapeutic treatments of the different genera of micro-organisms (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of cellular and non-cellular types of micro-organisms (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the characteristics of micro-organisms at the laboratory, sub-cellular and cellular level (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions from experimentally derived data in the laboratory (GE #1, #4).

III. Topics

All students will have in-depth (one semester of a lab-based one-semester course) knowledge of microbial structures and the metabolic strategies, genetics, and ecology of prokaryotic microbes, eukaryotic microbes, and viruses using appropriate terminology; hypothetical or literature-based disease scenarios; scientific reasoning and the principles of disease prevention, pathogenicity, epidemiology, and host immune responses; and develop a plan of disease control or prevention; using proper aseptic laboratory technique to transfer, isolate, and stain cultured microorganisms, and then analyze their macro- and micro-morphological characteristics; to apply scientific reasoning to deduce the identification of or test hypotheses about microorganisms.

BIOL 275: Gross Anatomy Dissection

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to the dissection of the human body for scientific learning purposes in an intense, one semester lab course. Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS degree.

BIOL 299: Special Topics in Biology

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Building Trades Electrical (BTE)

Career and Technical Education Division

BTE 101: Building Trades Electrical Level I

Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

BTE 102: Building Trades Electrical Level II

Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree. Financial Aid will not pay for this course.

BTE 103: Building Trades Electrical Level III

Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree. Financial Aid will not pay for this course.

BTE 104: Building Trades Electrical Level IV

Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree. Financial Aid will not pay for this course.

BTE 105: Building Trades Electrical Level V

Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree. Financial Aid will not pay for this course.

BTE 106: Building Trades Electrical Level VI

Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree. Financial Aid will not pay for this course.

BTE 107: Building Trades Electrical Level VII

Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree. Financial Aid will not pay for this course.

Business (BUS)

Career and Technical Education Division

BUS 101: Introduction to Business

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides students a broad background about the modern business world. An important course for students who are considering choosing a business major.

BUS 107: Business Speech Communications

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Focuses on speech communication skills. Includes effective listening and feedback methods, voice improvement, group and team interaction, developing messages for positive and negative audiences, preparation and presentation of an oral report.

BUS 108: Business Letters and Reports

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 098 or ENG 099 with a grade of C or better, or appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination

Develops letter and report writing skills including proper word choice, letter tone, and structure. Demonstrates how these skills are best used in business letters, memoranda, reports and other business documents.

BUS 109: Business Mathematics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Reviews fundamental mathematical processes for the vendor and the consumer. Discounts, commissions, depreciation, overhead and interest rates are included. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

BUS 110: Human Relations For Employment

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Provides students/prospective employees with knowledge and understanding of self and others for effective interactions in the workplace. Emphasizes employability skills such as communication, work habits and attitudes, ethics, conflict management, motivation and problem solving. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

BUS 198: Special Topics

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

BUS 271: Introduction to Employment Law

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: BUS 101; Recommended: MGT 283

Provides a framework to develop productive and effective employers and employees in the workplace. Topics include federal and state labor and employment laws and how they impact employers, employees and the workforce environment.

BUS 273: Business Law I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: BUS 101, BUS 108

Teaches the nature and sources of law. Studies the court systems and law as related to contracts, negotiable instruments, sales, insurance, and agencies.

BUS 274: Business Law II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: BUS 273

Teaches the nature and sources of law. Studies the court systems and law as related to contracts, negotiable instruments, sales, insurance, and agencies.

BUS 295: Work Experience I

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS degree.

BUS 299: Business Capstone

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 45 units of requirements for an AAS in Business, or consent of instructor.

Concludes various business concepts introduced throughout the business program by merging acquired skills and concepts through the business plan with additional emphasis on job preparation and business ethics.

Chemistry (CHEM)

Liberal Arts Division

CHEM 100: Molecules and Life in the Modern World

Units (Credits): 3–4; Prerequisites: MATH 120 or higher

Introduces chemistry with emphasis on impacts on human society, environmental issues, energy sources and life processes. Includes four laboratory experiences.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of CHEM 100, Molecules and Life in the Modern World, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Describe and balance at least three different types of chemical reactions (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of subatomic particles in atoms (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the role chemicals play in our environment (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the role chemicals play in our daily lives and our health (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions with basic calculations of and from four (4) non-major’s chemistry laboratory experiences (GE #1, #3).

III. Topics

All students will have a basic (one semester of a non-traditionally-lab-experienced one-semester course) knowledge of chemistry; including basic concepts of atoms, molecules, chemical reactions, terminology, and their applications to human health and our environment.

CHEM 121: General Chemistry I

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 126 with a grade of C or higher or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test.; Recommended: Recommended prerequisites for student who intend to enroll in CHEM 122: MATH 126 & MATH 127 or MATH 128

Provides fundamentals of chemistry including reaction stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, states of matter and thermochemistry. Three hours lecture/three hours laboratory.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of CHEM 121, General Chemistry I, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Describe, identify and balance the six (6) general types of chemical, as well as college freshman level reduction-oxidation, reactions (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the chemistry and function of aqueous solutions of acids and bases (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the role thermochemistry plays in forming molecules in the solid, liquid and gaseous states (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the role the periodic table plays in chemistry (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions with basic calculations of and from general chemistry laboratory experiences (GESLO #1, #4).

III. Topics

All students will have a basic (first semester of a two semester laboratory-based course) knowledge of the principles of Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Atomic structure, Chemical bonding, Molecular structure, States of matter, Aqueous solutions, Acid-base chemistry, Redox reactions, Thermochemistry; and Have practiced the laboratory methods needed to observe and measure the above.

CHEM 122: General Chemistry II

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CHEM 121, MATH 126, MATH 127, MATH 128

Provides fundamentals of chemistry including solutions, kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemisty, nuclear chemistry and properties of inorganic and organic compounds. Three hours lecture/three hours laboratory.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of CHEM 122, General Chemistry II, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
  • Describe, identify and apply balanced college freshman level reduction-oxidation reactions to electrochemical applications (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the role solubility and acid-base balance plays in solution chemistry (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the role thermodynamics and kinetics play in determining reaction direction (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain introductory organic and biological chemistry reactions of a fundamental nature (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions with basic calculations of and from general chemistry and qualitative analysis laboratory experiences to develop problem solving in a systematic manner (GE #1, #4).

III. Topics

All students will have a basic (second semester of a two semester laboratory-based course) knowledge of the Principles of Solutions, Solubility, Colligative properties, Kinetics, Chemical equilibrium, Applications of aqueous equilibria including acid-base equilibria and solubility product; Basic thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry; Properties of inorganic and organic compounds; Qualitative analysis; Applications to biologically important molecules; and Have practiced the laboratory methods needed to observe and measure the above.

CHEM 220: Introductory Organic Chemistry

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CHEM 121

Surveys the principles of carbon chemistry. Credit allowed in only one of CHEM 220 or 241. Three hours lecture/three hours laboratory.

CHEM 241: Organic Chemistry I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CHEM 122

Introduces the chemistry of carbon compounds; functional groups; relationships among molecular structure, properties and reactivity and biological relevance. For life and environmental sciences majors. Credit allowed in only one of CHEM 220 or 241. Three hours lecture.

CHEM 241L: Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Laboratory I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: CHEM 122 ; Corequisites: CHEM 241

Introduces the chemistry of carbon compounds; functional groups; relationships among molecular structure, properties and reactivity and biological relevance. For life and environmental sciences majors. Three hours laboratory.

CHEM 242: Organic Chemistry II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CHEM 241

Provides an emphasis on functional groups, fundamental reaction mechanisms, and biomolecules. For life science and sciences majors. Continues CHEM 241. Three hours lecture.

CHEM 242L: Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Laboratory II

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: CHEM 241 & CHEM 241L ; Corequisites: CHEM 242

Provides an emphasis on functional groups, fundamental reaction mechanisms, and biomolecules. For life science and sciences majors. Three hours laboratory.

Chinese (CHI)

Liberal Arts Division

CHI 101: Chinese, Conversational I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Emphasizes oral communication skills, reading and writing. Chinese-English vocabulary is developed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CHI 102: Chinese, Conversational II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CHI 101

Continues skills learned in CHI 101. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CISCO Technology (CSCO)

Career and Technical Education Division

CSCO 120: CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. Principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced.

CSCO 121: CCNA Routing Protocols and Concepts

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 120 or consent of instructor

Covers the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF.

CSCO 130: Fundamentals of Wireless LANs

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Introduces wireless LAN concepts and focuses on the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of wireless networks. Covers a comprehensive overview of technologies, security and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands-on skills. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CSCO 220: CCNA LAN Switching and Wireless Fundamentals

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 120

Covers an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the LAN environment for small and large networks. Beginning with a foundational overview of Ethernet, provides detailed explanations of LAN switch operation, VLAN implementation, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing, and wireless network operations. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, VTP, and wireless networks. Campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts are introduced.

CSCO 221: CCNA WAN Fundamentals

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 121 & CSCO 220

Explains the principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs) and provides an overview of the services and protocols at the data link layer for wide-area access. Students learn how to implement and configure Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), DSL, and Frame Relay. WAN security concepts, tunneling, and VPN basics are also introduced.

CSCO 230: Fundamentals of Network Security

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 121

Prepares students for certification in Cisco and CompTIA security. Teaches how to design and implement security solutions to reduce the risk of revenue loss and vulnerability. Combines hands-on experience, instructor-led lectures, and a Web based curriculum for students. Provides an introduction to network security and overall security processes. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CSCO 280: CCNP Advanced Routing

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 221 or CCNA Certification

Prepares students with the knowledge and skills to necessary to use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalability for Cisco ISR routers connected to LANs and WANs. Covers topics on Advanced IP Addressing, Routing Principles, Multicast Routing, IPv6, Manipulating Routing Updates, and configuring basic BGP, Configuring EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS. Recommended preparation for the Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks exam; required to become a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

CSCO 281: CCNP Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 221 or CCNA Certification

Prepares students with the knowledge and skills to secure and expand the reach of an enterprise network to teleworkers and remote sites with focus on securing remote access and VPN client configuration. Covers topics on the Cisco hierarchical network model as it pertains to the WAN, teleworker configuration and access, frame mode MPLS, site-to-site IPSEC VPN, Cisco EZVPN, strategies used to mitigate network attacks, Cisco device hardening and IOS firewall features. Recommended preparation for the Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks exam; required to become a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

CSCO 282: CCNP Multilayer Switching

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 221 Or CCNA Certification

Covers knowledge and skills necessary to implement scalable multilayer switched networks. Includes topics on Campus Networks, describing and implementing advanced Spanning Tree concepts, VLANs and Inter-VLAN routing, High Availability, Wireless Client Access, Access Layer Voice concepts, and minimizing service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network. Recommended preparation for the Multi-layer Switching exam; required to become a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

CSCO 283: CCNP Optimizing Converged Internetworks

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CSCO 221 or CCNA Certification

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary in optimizing and providing effective QOS techniques for converged networks. Topics include implementing a VOIP network, implementing QoS on converged networks, specific IP QoS mechanisms for implementing the DiffServ QoS model, AutoQoS, wireless security and basic wireless management. Recommended preparation for the Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks exam; required to become a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

Civil Engineering (CEE)

Career and Technical Education Division

CEE 140: Introduction to Civil Engineering

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to the nature and theory of Civil Engineering and the means and methods used to design and develop Civil Engineering projects such as highways, bridges and subdivisions. Students will demonstrate competencies by completing assigned projects.

CEE 495: Special Topics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 108, CONS 114, CEM 456 admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor.

Allows for study and/or experimentation in areas of special current and modern fields that concern construction managers. The course will train students to research different possibilities and their implications for the modern construction industry.

Communication (COM)

Liberal Arts Division

COM 101: Oral Communications

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the principles and practices of public speaking.

COM 102: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the field, principles and concepts of interpersonal communication.

COM 103: Conversation for English Language Learners

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: Basic English skills in speaking, reading, and writing, or consent of instructor.

Studies conversation and pronunciation for intermediate to advanced English language learners. Covers a variety of discussion topics, emphasizing fluency and accuracy of spoken English. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

COM 113: Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies theories and principles of speech, public speaking, discussion, interpersonal communication and oral interpretation.

COM 213: Public Speaking

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Practices the delivery and theory in the composition of public speeches, including message development, organization and style.

COM 299: Special Topics in Communication

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Investigates a special topic or technique of speech communication.

COM 412: Intercultural Communication

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Factors important to meaningful communication across cultures with emphasis on intercultural differences in North America.

Community Health Sciences (CHS)

Career and Technical Education Division

CHS 102: Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers lifelong tools that will help enhance wellness. Health values, attitudes and behaviors of self and others will be explored. Students will be active in design and execution of personal fitness and wellness plans.

Computer Aided Drafting (CADD)

Career and Technical Education Division

CADD 100: Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: IS 101, MATH 110 or higher

Uses AutoCAD software to produce working drawings. Emphasizes constructing and editing two-dimensional geometry and placing drawing annotation.

CADD 105: Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 100 or consent of instructor

Provides instruction and training in advanced two-dimension AutoCAD commands. Covers the use of symbols and symbol libraries. Introduces three-dimensional drawing.

CADD 120: Architectural Drafting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 100 or equivalent experience

Stresses blueprint reading skills. Introduces residential working drawing concepts leading to a full set of professional level working drawings. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CADD 140: Technical Drafting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: DFT 100, CADD 100 or consent of instructor

Extends the knowledge gained in DFT 100 to manufacturing industry-type situations. Applies industry standards to advanced drafting problems using Computer Aided Drafting techniques.

CADD 141: Technical Drafting II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 140 or consent of instructor

Introduces shop processes, detail working drawings, precision dimensioning, limits and tolerances, design layouts, shop notes, parts lists, assembly drawings, developments and intersections, and pictorial drawings. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CADD 198: Special Topics in CADD

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Applies to assorted short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CADD 200: Advanced Computer Aided Drafting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 105 or equivalent experience

Provides training and instruction on the advanced features of AutoCAD. Develops new skills in use of external references, 3-D drafting and solid modeling. Introduces potential within AutoCAD.

CADD 210: CADD Project

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 105 and consent of instructor

Offers practical experience in completing a major project in a desired CADD study discipline. Offered on a contractual basis only. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CADD 220: Architectural Drafting II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 105, CADD 120 or consent of instructor

Stresses commercial applications of architectural drafting principles. Introduces building codes and design principles. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CADD 225: Architectural Computer Aided Drafting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 105, CADD 120 or consent of instructor

Provides instruction in using the AutoCAD software to produce architectural drawings. Areas covered will include residential floor plans, sections, details and elevation drawings. Some exposure to commercial architecture may also be included. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CADD 230: Civil Drafting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 105 or consent of instructor

Teaches the use of AutoDesk Civil 3D software for producing Civil Engineering working drawings. Focuses on the development of "existing conditions" drawings from surveyed data that will be suitable for designing civil engineering improvements and will move into the development of a civil engineering plan layout. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CADD 231: Civil Drafting II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 230 or consent of instructor

Teaches the use of AutoDesk Civil 3D software for producing Civil Engineering working drawings. Focuses on the development of "design" drawings based on surveyed data. Starting with an existing conditions electronic drawing complete with topography and existing improvements, the student will complete the process of developing a finished set of drawings, including the elements of linear and localized civil projects. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CADD 242: Advanced Technical Drafting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 141, MATH096

Teaches geometric tolerancing and dimensioning, and descriptive geometry. Offers project design/layout within a team environment. Includes supervision/organization of team effort and tooling required for design problem.

CADD 245: Solid Modeling and Parametric Design

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides training and instruction in using parametric solid modeling software to create solid model parts, assemblies and working drawings.

CADD 260: Introduction to CAD/CAM

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CADD 242, MATH 127

Offers instruction in design techniques for manufacturing processes using CAD/CAM technology. Introduces conversion from CAD drafting database to NC machine code. Includes NC machining introduction. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CADD 290: Internship in CADD

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Offers on-the-job supervised and educationally directed work experience. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CADD 295: Independent Study

Units (Credits): 3–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Offers a course for students with a particular interest in a specific drafting area. Offered on a contractual basis only. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Computer Engineering (CPE)

Liberal Arts Division

CPE 201: Digital Design

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CS 135

Offers fundamentals of digital design. Topics include number bases, binary arithmetic, Boolean logic, minimizations, combinational and sequential circuits, registers, counters, memory, programmable logic devices, and register transfer.

Computer Information Technology (CIT)

Career and Technical Education Division

CIT 110: A+ Hardware

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the fundamentals of computer system repair. Students learn the hardware and software elements that define an operating computing system. Troubleshooting methods and the use of diagnostic tools are taught with reinforcement provided, using hands-on exercises. Successful completion of this course will place a student in good standing to take the nationally recognized A+ certification exam created by the computing industry.

CIT 111: A+ Software

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Prepares student with lectures and tests to take and pass the A+ DOS/Windows module test. Students must also take and pass the A+ Hardware test to be A+ certified.

CIT 112: Network +

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the fundamentals of computer networking. Students are instructed in hardware and software skills necessary to seek employment in networking computer systems. Topics include the OSI model, network topologies, networking standards, networking devices and networking media. Successful completion of this course provides the background to take the nationally recognized N+ certification exam created by the computing industry. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 114: IT Essentials

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Provides a comprehensive overview of the primary operating systems and the support of hardware devices. Demonstrates the integration between hardware and software. Emphasis is on installing, configuring, troubleshooting and upgrading a PC and working with computer users as an IT technician. Non-transferable for a NSHE baccalaureate degree Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS degree

CIT 128: Introduction to Software Development

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH095 or appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination

Offers an introduction in programming and software development, assuming that students have no prior programming experience. Teaches the basic syntax of a programming language and stresses the principles of good software engineering. Covers HTML (the language of the Web), web scripting (dynamic Web content), and SQL (structured query language, which is used to access relational databases). Non-transferable for a NSHE baccalaureate degree Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS degree

CIT 129: Introduction to Programming

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: IS 101 or consent of instructor

Offers a language-independent, introductory course on computer program design and development. Emphasizes identification and solution of business problems through various design tools.

CIT 130: Beginning Java

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 129 or previous programming experience with consent of instructor

Teaches Java, an object-oriented programming language used in general-purpose computing, web development, client-server computing, n-tier e-commerce applications, and web-based applets. Object-oriented programing techniques and hands-on learning will be emphasized. Students will complete several computer programming projects.

CIT 132: Beginning Visual Basic

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 129 or consent of instructor

Provides an introduction to the Visual Basic.NET computer programming language. Emphasis placed on the creation of object-oriented, event-driven programs that utilize graphic user interfaces. Use of a modern integrated development environment, modeling tools, and techniques will be stressed. Object-oriented programming techniques and hands-on learning will be emphasized. Students will complete several computer programming projects.

CIT 133: Beginning C++

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 129 or consent of instructor

Teaches the "C++" programming language. Object-oriented programming techniques and hands-on learning will be emphasized. Students will complete several computer programming projects.

CIT 150: Introduction to Internet

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a basic introduction to the Internet and World Wide Web. Covers evaluating e-mail alternatives, introduction to Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer, using search engines, finding and using information on the web, and obtaining software tools.

CIT 151: Beginning Web Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: IS 101 or consent of instructor

Introduces students to XHTML and web page construction. Topics cover construction and management of websites and creation of web pages utilizing standards-based technologies such as Cascading Style Sheets. Emphasizes developing interoperable websites that work with standards compliant web browsers. Interoperability with non-standards-compliant web browsers is covered. As a technology driven course, graphic design is not emphasized. May be taught using basic text editing or a web-development tool such as Dreamweaver.

CIT 152: Web Script Language Programming

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 151

Teaches client-side scripting of web pages with an emphasis on JavaScript and standards-compliant, browser independent, DHTML. Emphasis on form validation, user interaction, and dynamic scripting of Cascading Style Sheets. Builds on techniques presented in CIT 151. An understanding of website structure, HTML/XHTML or equivalent, Cascading Style Sheets, and standards compliance is required.

CIT 157: Graphics For the Web

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: IS 101 or consent of instructor

Introduces students to the specific requirements of web graphics, including, but not limited to, file properties and formats, file management, cross-platform issues, and accessibility issues. Students will participate in hands-on creation and modification of graphics as well as integration of graphics into web pages. All lessons include relevant information regarding accessibility and project management. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 161: Essentials of Information Security

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to fundamental concepts of information security. Provides a basic understanding of best practices and current standards and will explore topics of increasing importance in the industry as a whole. Provides practical knowledge and skills using monitoring and detection tools in a hands-on lab environment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 165: Introduction to Convergence

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to convergence concepts and principles. Topics will include perspectives on new and emerging technologies and their impacts on society, both positive and negative. "Inescapable Data" is the phrase carried through the course as we balance concerns of privacy and potential misuse against fascinating possibilities in medical care, retail, manufacturing and other industries. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 171: Introduction to the Unix Operating System

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Teaches the fundamentals of UNIX and how to use the UNIX operating system and introduces graphical user interfaces for Unix. For new users of the Unix environment. Students will learn fundamental command-line features of the Unix environment including file system navigation, file permissions, the vi text editor, command shells and basic network use. Basic Unix administration will be emphasized.

CIT 173: Linux Installation and Configuration

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills.

Provides an introduction to the Linux Operating System. Topics include Linux origins, file system, user commands and utilities, graphical user interfaces, editors, manual pages and shells.

CIT 174: Linux System Administration

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 173 or knowledge of Linux fundamentals.

Covers a variety of topics including installing and configuring a Linux Server, managing users and groups, and securing the system.

CIT 180: Database Concepts and SQL

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 129 or equivalent programming experience or consent of instructor

Teaches basic principles of data modeling and relational database design. Class is targeted for people with little or no SQL knowledge. Provides a comprehensive overview of query writing, focusing on practical techniques for the IT professional new to relational databases. Course accents hands-on leaning in a Structured Query Language (SQL) and SQL procedures.

CIT 198: Special Topics in Computer Information

Units (Credits): 1–5; Prerequisites: none

Applies to assorted short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 201: Word Certification Preparation

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: IS 101 or equivalent experience

Offers comprehensive coverage of basic and advanced features of Microsoft Word including, but not limited to, the skills on the Microsoft Office User Special (MOUS) Word exams. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 211: Microsoft Networking I

Units (Credits): 3–5; Prerequisites: none

Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook study, and hands-on lab exercises, teaches the basic skills and knowledge necessary to deploy, administer and maintain the current Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System.

CIT 212: Microsoft Networking II

Units (Credits): 3–5; Prerequisites: CIT 211 or consent of instructor

Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook study and hands-on lab exercises, teaches the basic skills and knowledge necessary to implement, administer and maintain the current Microsoft Windows Server Operation System.

CIT 213: Microsoft Networking III

Units (Credits): 3–5; Prerequisites: CIT 212 or consent of instructor

Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook study, and hands-on lab exercises, teaches the basic skills and knowledge necessary to configure and maintain Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure services and resources.

CIT 214: Microsoft Networking IV

Units (Credits): 3–5; Prerequisites: CIT 213 or consent of instructor

Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook study, and hands-on lab exercises, teaches the basic skills and knowledge necessary to implement, administer and maintain a Microsoft Directory Services environment.

CIT 215: Microsoft Networking V

Units (Credits): 3–5; Prerequisites: CIT 212

Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook study, and hands-on lab exercises, teaches a special topic in Microsoft Client/Server Architecture.

CIT 220: E-commerce on the Web

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CIT 151, IS 101

Introduces electronic commerce and the opportunities presented by the e-commerce revolution. Topics include e-commerce levels and options, real costs vs. perceived costs of an electronic storefront, security issues, customer service concerns and support options. Students will build an online store with shopping cart features and implement a secure electronic payment system. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 230: Advanced Java

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 130

Builds upon the foundation constructed in Beginning Java. Java works behind the scenes to power Internet applications, therefore this class will focus more heavily upon application development with an emphasis on client-side and server-side techniques. Topics include, but are not limited to, Swing, Collections, Multimedia, networking, JDCB, Servlets and JSP, JavaBeans and XML. Object-oriented programming techniques and hands-on learning will be emphasized. Students will complete several non-trivial computer programming projects.

CIT 232: Advanced Visual Basic

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 132 or consent of instructor

Provides in-depth study of advanced BASIC programming language concepts as used for writing business-oriented programs, as well as use of computers to enter, debug and execute programs.

CIT 233: Advanced C++

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 133

Provides an in-depth study of the C++ computer programming language. Emphasizes advanced data structures such as stacks, queues, trees, and hash tables. Students will create advanced C++ applications using techniques such as: file I/O, graphical user interfaces, searching, sorting, and the Standard Template Library (SLT). Object-oriented programming techniques and hands-on learning will be emphasized. Students will complete several non-trivial computer programming projects.

CIT 238: Introduction to Smartphone Application Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 129

Teaches students to design and construct programs and applications for mobile devices. Provides hand-on activities using a software development kit, along with instructions and guidelines for application development. Non-transferable for a NSHE baccalaureate degree Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS degree

CIT 244: Designing CISCO Networks

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Focuses on the skills needed to design world-class small to medium-sized networks (fewer than 500 nodes). Follows all the steps to design and internet work that meets a customer's needs for functionality, performance, scalability and security. Intended to prepare students to become a CISCO Certified Design Associate. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 251: Advanced Web Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 152 or consent of instructor

Prepares students to use server-side web technologies. Covers the concepts, design and basic coding of advanced web applications. Topics may include, but are not limited to: .ASP, .JSP, .NET, Perl, CGI and other server side technologies, creating and revising a multimedia web; integrating basic database functions; and publishing to multiple servers. XML, XSLT, XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets may be utilized.

CIT 252: Web Database Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 180 or consent of instructor; Recommended: CIT 251

Builds on the skills acquired in CIT 180. Students will use web-based databases and server-side technologies which may include, but are not limited to: JSP, ASP, NET, and PHP. Students are expected to have an understanding of these technologies.

CIT 253: Advanced Web Database Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 252 or equivalent programming experience or consent of instructor

Teaches about and uses salient features of advanced script development, debugging, advanced database access, retrieval, reporting and security.

CIT 255: Web Server Administration I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 260 or consent of instructor

Prepares students to deal with web server administration tasks including web server installation, security, performance, access and connectivity. Covers the key issues involved in web server administration and effective strategies for dealing with those issues. Activities include basic installations of various operating systems, web servers (including SSL capability), secure shell, and network management tools such as SNMP. Students will also install database software such as MySQL and PostgreSQL. IIS, Apache, and Tomcat web servers will also be covered.

CIT 256: Web Server Administration II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 255 or consent of instructor

Continues course focus on advanced source installations and configuration of web software applications, particularly the security aspects of web server administration.

CIT 260: Systems Analysis and Design I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: students must have successfully completed one semester of programming language.

Explains the theory of data processing systems and their advanced elements, including system flow charts, I/O specifications, program coding, systems testing and other facets of a system analyst's responsibilities.

CIT 263: Introduction to IT Project Management

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to the concepts of project management as used within the information technology fields of study. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 264: Operating System Security

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Discusses various aspects of security applied to an organizational model. Topics will include physical security, social engineering, organizational policy and procedures, and disaster recovery. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 265: Infrastructure Security

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Teaches the proper way to design and build secure computer network infrastructures. Topics include network devices and their roles in the network, media and storage devices, security zones and topologies of the network and the use of firewalls. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 266: Operational/Organizational Security

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores the concepts and practices associated with management functions of technology security. Students will come to understand their role as it relates to the other manpower components and training of operational staff, policies and procedures of manpower at all levels of the organization, and common procedures associated with disaster avoidance and recovery will be covered. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 267: Communication Security

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores the various methods for securing information in transit. Students will learn methods and protocols for remote access to networks, virtual private networks and their security aspects and the use of IPSec (internet protocol security). Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 268: Cryptography

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces different types of cryptography. Discussions will include current cryptographic algorithms, cryptography applied to digital security, certificate authorities and key management. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 269: Advanced Convergence

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 165 or consent of instructor

Continues the study of concepts related to convergence industry standards and protocols, infrastructure, signaling, basic telephony, voice-over IP, topology convergence, and the skills required to perform jobs related to these technologies. Provides advanced topics on data networking and telephony as related to convergence technology. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 290: Internship in Computer Information Technology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: available to students who have completed most core and emphasis requirements and have a 2.5 GPA

Offers students the opportunity to work and study in participating and approved business organizations. Department approval required before acceptance into course. Review of student's activities and development on the job required. May be repeated for up to six units.

CIT 295: Specialty Related Capstone Project

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: completion of a minimum of 21 required units and six specialty required units and/or consent of instructor.

Showcases student skills. Allows students to develop projects suitable for presentation during an employment interview. Class may be taught in a seminar format with the project requirements determined by the instructor and the student. The final project may be evaluated by a committee of instructors, students and professionals. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CIT 299: Independent Study in Computer Information Technology

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: available to students who have completed most core and emphasis requirements and have a 2.5 or better GPA. Written consent of a full-time instructor is required

Offers students special projects involving subjects or skills related to the CIT curriculum. Projects will be designed with a faculty advisor. Variable credit of one to six, depending on the course content and number of contact hours required. Course may be repeated. It may be substituted for another course with special permission of the division.

Computer Office Technology (COT)

Career and Technical Education Division

COT 100: Basic Keyboarding

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Develops basic skills for touch keyboarding/typing proficiency on computers. Develops basic speed and accuracy. Introduces basic computer operations for using keyboarding software. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

COT 101: Computer Keyboarding I

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Reviews basic skills and techniques for improving keyboarding/typing skills. Elementary word processing functions are introduced. Develops skills for typing basic business letters, memos, reports, tables and personal business letters. Diagnostic prescriptive speed and accuracy are integral.

COT 102: Computer Keyboarding II

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT 101 or equivalent; Recommended: 30 WPM minimum keyboarding/typing speed

Reviews skills and techniques for improving typing skills on computers. Word processing functions are introduced. Advanced production work includes a variety of business documents, such as letters, tables, forms, manuscripts and memos. Diagnostic prescriptive speed and accuracy are integral.

COT 103: Keyboarding Review & Speed

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT 101 or equivalent

Increases typing speed and accuracy to employable levels of 50+ WPM. Lessons contain timings. Student is encouraged to meet speed and accuracy goals at each level. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

COT 105: Computer Literacy

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces persons who have no background in computers to operations and uses of computers, their applications, capabilities and limitations. Looks at the impact of the computer on society. Includes extensive hands-on computer use.

COT 110: Business Machines

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT 101 or consent of instructor

Develops skills using electronic printing calculators. Skills are applied to business math problems including touch addition with whole numbers, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, percentages, markdown and markup, interest, payrolls and installment buying. Additional applications will be assigned from microcomputer business problems, data entry software, transcribing machines, filing and records management, and other office applications. (Depending on the campus, not all choices may be available.)

COT 111: Transcribing Machines

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT 102 or equivalent

Develops listening skills in transcribing tapes to mailable typewritten form. Students study vocabulary and type documents used in typing speed and word processing skills.

COT 112: Computer Survival

Units (Credits): 0.5–6; Prerequisites: none

Provides a series of beginning computer classes. Each section will deal with a different aspect of computers: basic word processing, Internet, digital photography, computer graphics, etc. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

COT 114: General Medical Office Billing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: HIT 117

Provides business students and medical office staff with the fundamental office procedures for the medical front office. The course includes a comprehensive overview of medical front office skills including office communication, filing, scheduling, health insurance and basic accounting techniques. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

COT 115: Computerized Medical Office Billing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: HIT 117, COT 101 or equivalent

Provides instruction in completing and submitting medical insurance forms. Designed for the prospective medical assistant anticipating employment in a private physician's office, clinic or hospital, or for those currently employed in medical offices who wish to improve their skills. Course is set up as a practice approach to learning insurance form completion. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

COT 116: Medical Office Filing

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

Covers topics in medical filing, numeric filing, alphabetic filing, cross-referencing, color coding, records control, and computer assisted filing. Filing rules are compatible with Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) guidelines. Hands-on applications of filing rules provide students with practical experience. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

COT 117: General Office Filing

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces a systems approach to managing information -- paper and electronic records. Includes practical guidelines for appropriately using records management systems in handling paper and electronic media. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

COT 122: Medical Typing & Transcription

Units (Credits): 1–4; Prerequisites: HIT 117 and 40 wpm or permission of instructor

Reviews medical terminology and develops the skill of listening to verbally recorded medical case histories and records and transcribing the material directly into an accurate format.

COT 123: Legal Typing & Transcription

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT 102, COT 151; Recommended: 40 wpm strongly recommended

Reviews legal terminology and develops the skill of listening to verbally recorded legal documents and transcribing the material directly into an accurate format.

COT 140: Adobe Acrobat

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: IS 101 or equivalent experience

Presents the essential tool for universal document exchange, Adobe Acrobat. Students will learn to publish virtually any document in Portable Document Format (PDF). They will learn the fundamental concepts and features of the program plus advanced features such as creating forms and managing color in PDF files. It also reviews the design of documents for online viewing. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

COT 141: Proof-a-matics/Proofreading

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Teaches proofreading skills in two ways: physically, by developing visual accuracy and reducing fatigue; and cognitively, by providing practice in language skills. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

COT 151: Introduction to Microsoft Word

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: 40 wpm typing speed

Introduces Microsoft Word for Windows, a powerful word processing package that produces documents and handles a large number of routine tasks with ease. Beginning course is designed for people who are at a basic level and want to learn a general overview of the program as well as be productive with simple tasks. Document creation, editing, saving and retrieving files, printing, spell checking, formatting, search and replace, thesaurus and special effects will be covered.

COT 198: Special Topics

Units (Credits): 0.5–6; Prerequisites: Varies based on topic

Applies to assorted short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects. Class units will vary depending on the content and number of hours required. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

COT 200: Beginning Word Processing

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT 102 or equivalent; Recommended: 40 wpm typing speed

Presents word processing concepts and applications to produce memos, letters, tables and reports on computer. Includes creating, editing and printing documents, merging, storage and retrieval, search and replace, and spell check.

COT 204: Using Windows

Units (Credits): 3–9; Prerequisites: none

Covers how the Windows Graphic User Interface is used, how to customize Windows and how to use the various accessories and parts of the Windows program.

COT 216: Intermediate Word Processing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: COT 151 or equivalent; Recommended: 40 WPM typing speed

Assists students who have completed a beginning word processing class. Applies advanced features of merge and sort, macros, tables, math, document assembly and font and graphic enhancements.

COT 222: Desktop Publishing With Word Processing

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: COT 151 or consent of instructor

Presents an overview of desktop publishing concepts and applications using desktop software. Students will learn to import word processed files and graphics, and use menus/commands and printers to produce newsletters, brochures, fliers and reports.

COT 223: Advanced Desktop Publishing

Units (Credits): 1–9; Prerequisites: COT 222, IS 101 or consent of instructor

Teaches a page layout desktop publishing program such as PageMaker, InDesign or QuarkXPress. Students create computer graphics, select and set type, design and assemble pages, and import text and graphics files to produce effective printed materials such as newsletters, forms, brochures, manuals and presentations using laser printer technology.

COT 239: Advanced Legal Transcription

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: COT 123 or equivalent

Teaches students to operate the transcribing machine and to format legal correspondence and documents directly from dictation into mailable form. Legal correspondence and documents will be transcribed for legal cases, each relating to a different area of law. Cases have been gathered from actual law office files. Students will work on cases from onset through conclusion. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

COT 262: Intermediate Spreadsheets Concepts

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: IS 101 or consent of instructor

Studies the concepts and capabilities of computer spreadsheet systems. Teaches command and macro generation. Students gain experience generating spreadsheet templates, graphs and macros as business problem-solving tools. When offered for variable credit, content will be divided as follows: A) Concepts and capabilities of the computer spreadsheet with spreadsheet generation; B) Experience with the user-level menu access of the software, including graphing; C) More advanced capabilities of database and macro generation.

COT 266: Intermediate Database Concepts

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: IS 201 or consent of instructor

Covers concepts and capabilities of microcomputer database systems management. Teaches the command and programming language of a typical system, together with specific experience in creating and using databases in typical applications. Includes both lecture and lab assignments. When offered in variable credit format, content will be divided as follows: A) Concepts and capabilities of database systems management with exploration of initial levels of database software; B) User level access to many of the standard capabilities and menus of the software; C) More difficult capabilities with programming of the database software.

COT 299: Independent Study in Computer & Office Technology

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor. Available to students who have completed most core and major requirements and have a 2.5, or better, grade point average. Contact instructor for application, screening and required skills evaluation.

Applies knowledge and skills to real, on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and a faculty advisor to maximize learning experiences. Up to six semester hour units may be earned on the basis of 75 hours of internship for one unit. May be repeated for up to six units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Computer Science (CS)

Liberal Arts Division

CS 135: Computer Science I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 128 or higher or satisfactory score on a placement exam

Introduces modern problem solving and programming methods. Emphasis is placed on algorithm development, data abstraction, procedural and object-oriented design, implementation, testing, and documentation of computer programs. Students will write several computer programs.

CS 202: Computer Science II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CS 135

Emphasizes problem solving and program development techniques. Typical numerical and non-numerical problems are examined. Emphasis is placed on data abstraction, object-oriented design, implementation, testing, and documentation of elementary data structures such as lists, stacks, queues and trees. Students will write and test several non-trivial computer programs.

Construction (CONS)

Career and Technical Education Division

CONS 108: Construction Materials and Methods

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 110 or higher

Studies the various types of buildings and structures utilized in industrial, commercial and residential construction. Examines peculiarities and potential problem areas for each type of construction. Construction sequencing, inspection sequencing and required testing will be outlined as well as observable "red flags" that can be indicative of potential problems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 109: Construction Materials and Methods II

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CONS 108

Teaches students about the typical materials used in the construction of bridges, roads, pathways, and small commercial buildings. Includes testing procedures, material properties, design, specification, and installation methods using certification standards and guidelines. Non-transferable for a NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 111: Commercial Building Codes

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the international residential building code. Covers aspects of any code and how to search, interrupt, understand, and implement the code. May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree

CONS 118: Construction Contract Documents

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: BUS 107, ENG 100 or higher with C average

Explores various bid documents including architectural and engineering blueprints, shop drawings and proposals. Common construction contracts and their implications will be explained as well as accepted procedures for resolution of contract disputes. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 120: Blueprint Reading and Specification

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Equips students with technical and practical interpretation of blueprints. Assignments are made in relation to complete sets of working drawings. Students study construction relationships between architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical drawings, bidding along with inspection procedure technique. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 121: Principles of Construction Estimating

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 216, CONS 120

Presents basic criteria and procedure for estimating labor and material in residential and commercial applications. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 201: Regulatory Agencies

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Explains the responsibilities of various regulatory agencies that impact the construction process. Topics include homeowner's associations, EPA, Health Department, Building Departments, OSHA and the Fire Department. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 205: Construction Site Safety

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Includes ten hours of authorized training addressing the OSHA construction standards. Additional topics include the identification of asbestos, lead and radon in potential construction projects. Upon completion, students will be issued a course completion wallet card by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 222: Computer Applications

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Investigates current computer software applications that assist in construction management. Students will receive hands-on computer instruction. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 230: Electrical Distribution System

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: CONS 120 or consent of instructor

Explains electrical theory, distribution systems and wiring techniques utilized in the construction industry. Topics will include high voltage distribution, grounding, GFCIs, transformers, load centers and circuits. Actual wiring techniques will be practiced in conjunction with electrical troubleshooting. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 260: Certified Inspectors of Structures-Residential

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Provides prescribed course of instruction for Certified Inspector of Structures as per the state of Nevada. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 261: Under-Floor Inspections-Certified Inspector

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: CONS 260

Provides instruction on all of the under-floor components that the Certified Inspector of Structures must inspect to complete a certified inspection per 645D of the Nevada Administrative Code. Students will complete two supervised under-floor inspections and prepare extensive narrative inspection reports for evaluation. They will be required to sign "hold harmless" waivers when conducting inspections off state property. Students are strongly encouraged to have medical insurance that provides coverage in the event of a job-site injury. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 262: Above-Floor Inspections for Certified Inspector

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: CONS 260

Provides instruction on all of the above-floor components typical of residential construction. Seismic and structural hardware will be discussed as will load-bearing, load-transferring and non-load-bearing assemblies. Extensive mechanical and electrical systems analyses will be conducted. Students will prepare extensive narrative inspection reports for evaluation, and sign "hold harmless" waivers when conducting inspections off state property. Students are strongly encouraged to have medical insurance that provides coverage in the event of a job-site injury. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 263: Supervised Residential Inspections for Certification

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CONS 260

Provides instruction on conducting residential inspections as per 645D of the Nevada Administrative Code. Students will explore methodologies for conducting inspections and develop an inspection format that they will utilize while completing ten supervised inspections. Students must complete ten inspection reports to be evaluated by the instructor and sign "hold harmless" waivers when conducting inspections off state property. Students are strongly encouraged to have medical insurance that provides coverage in the event of a job site injury. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 280: Project Supervision

Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: none

Provides the basics for on-site execution of a construction project. Topics include skills and techniques recognized by industry as essential for the contemporary field superintendent. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 281: Construction Planning Scheduling And Control

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 216

Explores project implementation including logistics, scheduling, delegation of responsibility and quality control. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 282: Construction Law

Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: none

Studies the legal implications of verbal and written communications among building officials, contractors, sub-contractors and clients. Investigates various construction contracts, information requirements, proper record-keeping, notification, bonds, liens, lien release instruments, and resolution of contract disputes. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 286: Construction Management and Analysis

Units (Credits): 3–4; Prerequisites: CONS 280 or consent of instructor

Covers the basics for managing a construction project. A comprehensive, competency-based program is provided that gives both veteran and new project managers a step-by-step approach to honing natural abilities, developing essential skills and generally improving their performance as leaders. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 290: Internship in Construction

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 216

Studies project management techniques on-site under the supervision of a project manager or superintendent. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 295: Work Experience I

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Studies project management techniques on-site under the supervision of a project manager or superintendent. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CONS 451: Advanced Internship in Construction

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 281 admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Studies project management techniques on-site under the supervision of a project manager or superintendent.

Construction Management (CEM)

Career and Technical Education Division

CEM 100: Fundamentals of Construction Management

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides an overview of the construction industry roles, responsibilities, and risks from perspectives of owners, constructors, designers, financial institutions, and government agencies. Study of construction process techniques and applications.

CEM 330: Soils and Foundations for Construction

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 114 Acceptance into the BTech program, or consent of advisor.

Introduction to basic concepts of soils and foundations including compaction, compressibility, settlement, shear strength and site investigations.

CEM 350: Facility Systems Design and Construction 1

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 109, MATH 126 Admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor.

Introduces mechanical systems for facilities including HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical, communications and other systems used int he process of utility services. Provides detailed instruction on how to analyze needs, determine the related scope of work, design and construction of these systems.

CEM 432: Temporary Construction Structures

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 109, MATH 126 Admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor.

Introduces the analysis, design, and construction of temporary structures including formwork, false work, shoring, rigging, and access units. Addresses cost analysis, load and pressure calculations and safety considerations and requirements.

CEM 451: Construction Estimating

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 109, MATH 126 admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Covers principles and procedures used in estimating construction costs. Includes application of quality determination, estimate pricing, specifications, subcontractor and supplier solicitation, risk assessment and risk analysis, and final bidding preparation. Computer based estimating software used for semester project.

CEM 452: Construction Cost Control

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ACC 201, MATH 126 admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Covers construction cost management including productivity and cost reporting/analysis concepts. Includes financial/cost issues/cash flow for the construction firm including reporting methods and percentage of completion techniques. Covers performance/profitability enhancement, earned value management, construction bonding and insurance issues, and firm and job-site analysis.

CEM 453: Construction Scheduling

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 109, CONS 281, MATH 126 Admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Provides an overview of scheduling and resource optimization. Includes short-interval scheduling, Gantt charts, linear, and matrix scheduling formats. Covers network techniques including CPM and PERT concepts and calculations and computer applications using Microsoft Project.

CEM 454: Heavy Construction Methods and Equipment

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CEM 330, MATH 126 Admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Covers characteristics, capabilities, limitations, uses, and selection techniques for heavy construction methods and equipment process planning, simulation, fleet operations, and maintenance programs

CEM 455: Construction Management Practice

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CEM 451, CEM 452, CEM 453 Admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Includes direction and operation of construction organizations with examination of general contracting, design-build, and construction management methods. Covers synthesis of project management concepts, applications, and limitations through case studies and semester projects.

CEM 456: Construction Management Capstone

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CEE 462, CEE 463 acceptance to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Provides an integration of all elements of the construction management undergraduate education, from inception to contract award, and applies them to selected construction projects. Introduces contemporary construction industry issues into student projects.

CEM 485: Construction Law and Contracts

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CONS 118 Admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

Provides information on legal problems in the construction process. Covers stipulated sum, unit price, cost-plus contracts, construction lien rights and bond rights, scope of work issues, builders risk issues, risk-shifting, and case studies.

Core Humanities (CH)

Liberal Arts Division

CH 201: Ancient and Medieval Cultures

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Provides an introduction to Greek, Roman and Judeo-Christian culture through the Middle Ages.

CH 202: The Modern World

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Explores the intellectual, literary and political history of Europe from the Renaissance to the present.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of western humanities and/or apply this knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parenthesis after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  • Exhibit factual knowledge of the major cultural periods of the European world from the Renaissance to the cotemporary world (GE 1).
  • Examine cultural change through a study of primary sources reflecting the literary, political and intellectual achievements of European society (GE 4).
  • Describe diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on selected democratic values or practices (GE 5).
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity through an examination of cultural interaction in Europe (GE 5).
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GE 2, 6).

CH 203: American Experience & Constitutional Change

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Emphasizes the origins of the U.S. and Nevada constitutions and issues such as equality and civil rights, individualism and civil liberties, federalism, environmentalism, urbanization and industrialization, as well as religious and cultural diversity. Satisfies the United States and Nevada Constitutions requirements.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of American social, political, economic, and constitutional history and/or apply this knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parenthesis after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  • Exhibit factual knowledge of the general history, principles, and concepts upon which the American and Nevada constitutional systems are based (GE 1).
  • Examine historical, cultural, and constitutional change through the location and evaluation of information including primary and secondary sources (GE 4).
  • Describe diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on selected democratic values or practices (GE 5).
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GE 2, 6).
  • Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in American or Nevadan Constitutional history and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).

Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP)

Career and Technical Education Division

CEP 121: Introduction to the College Experience

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Covers study skills, time management, major selection, and other factors associated with success in college.

Counseling and Personal Development (CPD)

Career and Technical Education Division

CPD 102: Career Exploration

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Acquaints students in choosing a career suitable to them. Involves a systematic approach to making a career choice, covering self-assessment, decision making techniques, and current occupational information. Appropriate for those undecided as to a career direction or who wish more career information prior to focusing their academic studies. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CPD 116: Substance Abuse-Fundamental Facts

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers topics related to substance abuse in society: identification of substance, reasons for abuse of alcohol and of drugs, signs and symptoms of substance abuse, and approaches and techniques recognized as effective in substance abuse counseling.

CPD 117: Introduction to Counseling

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: PSY 101

Presents an overview of basic communication and counseling skills and the foundations of the helping relationship. Includes experimental situations such as role playing and group exercises.

CPD 123: Career Choices and Changes

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: Consent from the CareerConnect program coordinator

Offers career development and job seeking strategies; designed for individuals with disabilities. Acquaints students in choosing a suitable career and the necessary work readiness skills to gain and maintain successful employment. Includes Career assessment activities and employability skills training, such as job application, resume, and job interview skills. Covers disability rights and accommodations in the workplace. Required for CareerConnect students that wish to receive job placement services.

CPD 129: Communication Techniques

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Teaches skills to help students become more assertive and improve their ability to communicate effectively. Covers communication techniques that can be used in the workplace and a variety of situations.

CPD 130: Stress Management Techniques I

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys personal lifestyles to identify areas of stress and present ways of coping. Sample alternative methods for stress reduction and develop an individual plan for relief. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CPD 131: Anger Management Techniques

Units (Credits): 0.5–1; Prerequisites: none

Acquaints students with techniques and strategies to manage anger in constructive and non-threatening ways. Includes skills in communication and dealing with people in a variety of situations. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Craft Training (CT)

Career and Technical Education Division

CT 101: Craft Training Basics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the topics of blueprint reading, construction, industry math, hand and power tool usage. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CT 102: Basic Rigging

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Explains rigging safety, equipment and inspection. Also covers types of derricks, cranes, common rope knots and hand signals. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Crafts (CR)

Liberal Arts Division

CR 110: Beginning Calligraphy

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Helps students develop two types of writing techniques -- Italic and Calligraphic -- one for special occasions and one for rapid writing. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CR 124: Furniture Refinishing

Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers techniques for restoring used and antique furniture, removing finishes, applying furniture, and applying finishing materials. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CR 136: Creative Crafts I

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to crafts, stressing design principles and expressive qualities utilizing a variety of craft materials. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CR 137: Creative Crafts II

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to crafts, stressing design principles and expressive qualities utilizing a variety of craft materials. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CR 141: Beginning Tole Painting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to this peasant folk art form. Tole painting has traditionally been used to decorate useful objects and love gifts both inside and outside the home. Students will learn about brushes and paints as well as the strokes used in this style of painting. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CR 143: Advanced Tole Painting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to this peasant folk art form. Tole painting has traditionally been used to decorate useful objects and love gifts both inside and outside the home. Students will learn about brushes and paints as well as the strokes used in this style of painting.Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CR 299: Special Topics in Crafts

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Applies to assorted short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Criminal Justice (CRJ)

Career and Technical Education Division

CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys the history, philosophy and functions of criminal justice system, law enforcement, criminal law and constitutional rights as they affect system functioning.

CRJ 102: Introduction to Criminal Justice II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys the adjudicatory process, adult and juvenile corrections functions within the criminal justice system.

CRJ 103: Communication Within the Criminal Justice Field

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Prepares the student to be able to communicate within the criminal justice field by introducing him/her to the five basic communication skills: report writing, non-verbal communication, basic public speaking, interviewing and interrogation skills, and courtroom testimony.

CRJ 104: Introduction to the Administration of Justice

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Overview of American criminal justice system, its development, components, and processes; includes consideration of crime and criminal justice as a formal area of study.

CRJ 106: Introduction to Corrections

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Studies the history and development of correctional agencies, particularly prisons. Examines ideas influencing contemporary correctional institutions. Explores the relationship of the Department of Corrections to other criminal justice system components.

CRJ 109: Self-Defense

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Provides a course designed with the civilian in mind. Will allow all who complete it and follow its techniques to feel safe in most environments. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CRJ 120: Community Relations

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Analyzes the reasons and techniques for developing communication and understanding between the criminal justice system and various segments of the community.

CRJ 140: Elements of Supervision

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 101

Addresses current trends in contemporary supervision within the criminal justice field. Covers the rights, obligations, and duties of line supervisors. Assesses the first line supervisor's role within the law enforcement agency.

CRJ 155: Juvenile Justice System

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Introduces the field of police work with juveniles. Focuses on juvenile crime problems and their causes, detention and processing of the juvenile offender, practices of the juvenile court, and case disposition.

CRJ 164: Principles of Investigation

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 101

Examines the fundamentals of investigation: crime scene search and recording of information, collection and presentation of physical evidence, sources of information, scientific aids, case preparation, and interviews and interrogation procedures.

CRJ 205: L.E./P.O.S.T. Instructor Development

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers the fundamental skills needed for effective instruction in the law enforcement field. Learning methods, establishing training needs and objectives, overcoming stage-fright, non-verbal communication and methods of instruction will be presented. This course is primarily offered to police instructors, managers of law enforcement training and other personnel involved with any aspect of the training effort. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA,AB or AS Degree.

CRJ 211: Police in America

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Explores the historical development, roles, socialization, and problems of police work.

CRJ 214: Principles of Police Patrol Techniques

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Identifies community problems which require prevention, suppression or control using the basic methods of police patrol. A history of police patrol and survey of modern patrol tactics will be surveyed.

CRJ 215: Probation & Parole I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101, CRJ 106

Surveys the probation and parole system of the U.S. through its evolution to the present. Shows different systems within the U.S. and focuses on executive clemency, parole, rights of prisoners, probationers and parolees, and strategies for treatment.

CRJ 220: Criminal Procedures

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 101

Examines the origin, development, and rationale of the structure and procedures of the American criminal justice system. Emphasizes arrest, search and seizure, confessions, and other related legal issues.

CRJ 222: Criminal Law and Procedure

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 101 or consent of instructor

Provides an integrated overview of the elements of substantive criminal law and the fundamental concepts of due process and fairness underlying American criminal procedures.

CRJ 225: Criminal Evidence

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101, LAW 101

Examines the origin, development, philosophy, and constitutional basis of evidence. Covers constitutional and procedural considerations which affect arrest, search, and seizure.

CRJ 226: Prevention & Control of Delinquency

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 155; Recommended: CRJ 101

Surveys and evaluates police programs designed to prevent juvenile delinquency. Covers techniques of enforcement related to control of delinquency, investigation procedures in individual delinquency cases, and methods of referral to related agencies.

CRJ 230: Criminal Law

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 101, LAW 101; Recommended: CRJ 220

Examines substantive criminal law with particular attention to crime, intent, attempts, search and seizure, and the laws of arrest. Relates criminal law to the working police officer. Covers rights and duties of citizen and officer under criminal law.

CRJ 234: Introduction to the Courts and American Legal System

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ101 and CRJ 102 or CRJ104

Introduces the judicial branch of government, its history, roles, structure and hierarchy of the courts, the central actors and processes. Compares and contrasts the roles of the other branches of government; its organization and interrelationship of the courts within our system of federal, state, and local governments.

CRJ 260: 911 Dispatch Emergency Telecommunicator Academy

Units (Credits): 12; Prerequisites: 4 hour sit-in in Dispatch Center (prior to class start date)

Focuses on the skills needed to become a dispatcher with law enforcement agencies, fire centers, trucking firms, taxicab companies, etc. During the 12-unit semester-long course, students will be required to spend 44 hours job shadowing dispatchers, firefighters and law enforcement officers. They will attend law classes, build their communication and typing skills, and participate in practical scenarios. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CRJ 265: Introduction to Physical Evidence

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101, CRJ 164

Surveys the forensic sciences to show their role in the use of physical evidence in matters of criminal and/or civil law. Focuses on the value of modern scientific investigations.

CRJ 266: Western Nevada State Peace Officer Academy

Units (Credits): 27; Prerequisites: CRJ 103 with a grade of B or better. Current certification in basic life support or EMS 100.

Offers an academy which meets all Nevada requirements and is POST certified. Cadets who successfully complete the 30-week program will enhance their employability in attaining positions that require Category I certification (police, sheriffs, etc.); Category II certification (bailiffs, fire investigators, juvenile probation, etc.); and Category III certification (corrections, jailers, etc.). The 800-hour program includes classroom, practical application and physical training. The cadets will attend numerous law related classes, participate in defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations course, DUI investigations, accident investigations and fingerprinting. In addition, cadets will learn basic searching techniques, handcuffing methods, baton and firearms. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CRJ 267: Medicolegal Death Investigation

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CRJ 164, CRJ 265 or consent of instructor

Examines how the presence of others influences thoughts and behavior, including research on close relationships, persuasion, stereotyping, aggression, and group dynamics.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge about social psychology, including major theories, principles, research methods, and applications of social psychology to contemporary issues. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they:
  1. Have a working knowledge of key concepts, principles, theories, and research from social psychology. (GE 1)
  2. Can correctly use the American Psychological Association’s style in all writing in the course. (GE 2).
  3. Locate, evaluate, and use information relevant to assignments. (GE 4)
  4. Present an approach for resolving a significant contemporary problem based upon principles and research from social psychology. (GE 6)

CRJ 270: Introduction to Criminology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: CRJ 101

Examines how society interacts with crime and delinquency through the use of the criminal justice system. Studies effective interaction and communication between the general public and members of the criminal justice system. Emphasizes the understanding of criminal behavior from a sociological and psychological perspective.

CRJ 285: Selected Topics In Administration of Justice

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CRJ 290: Internship in Criminal Justice

Units (Credits): 1–8; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

CRJ 295: Work Experience - Corrections

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: CRJ 101 or consent of instructor

Provides the student with on-the job, supervised and educationally directed work experience.

CRJ 296: Work Experience - Juvenile Justice

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: CRJ 101 or consent of instructor

Provides the student with on-the job, supervised and educationally directed work experience.

CRJ 297: Work Experience - Law Enforcement

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: CRJ 101 or consent of instructor

Provides the student with on-the-job, supervised and educationally directed work experience.

CRJ 298: Work Experience - Probation and Parole

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: CRJ 101 or consent of instructor

Provides the student with on-the-job, supervised and educationally directed work experience.

Dance (DAN)

Liberal Arts Division

DAN 108: Pilates I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the basic theory and techniques of Pilates and the Alexander and the Feldenkrais technique. Covers history of Pilates theory and technique as well as mat work and the basic use of the three pieces of Pilates equipment: the reformer, the trapeze table, and the chair. Emphasizes the application of this theory and technique to dance.

DAN 108: Pilates I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the basic theory and techniques of Pilates and the Alexander and the Feldenkrais technique. Covers history of Pilates theory and technique as well as mat work and the basic use of the three pieces of Pilates equipment: the reformer, the trapeze table, and the chair. Emphasizes the application of this theory and technique to dance.

DAN 110: Dance for Flexibility and Tone

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces basic techniques for dance flexibility. Students will learn some simple basic Jazz technique, terminology and choreography that includes kicks and leaps, strengthening the core muscles.

DAN 132: Jazz Dance (beginning)

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces beginning techniques of jazz dance. May be repeated for up to four credits.

DAN 135: Beginning Ballet

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces beginning techniques of ballet. May be repeated for up to four units.

DAN 138: Modern Dance (Beginning)

Units (Credits): 1–4; Prerequisites: none

Introduces beginning techniques of modern dance. May be repeated for up to four units.

DAN 144: Beginning Tap Dancing

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces beginning techniques of tap dance. May be repeated for up to four units.

DAN 160: Hip-Hop Dance

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Teaches beginning techniques of hip-hop dance. May be repeated for up to four units.

DAN 232: Jazz Dance (intermediate)

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: DAN 132

Emphasizes intermediate techniques of jazz dance. May be repeated for up to four units.

DAN 244: Tap Dance (intermediate)

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: DAN 144 or consent of instructor

Emphasizes intermediate techniques of tap dance. May be repeated for up to four units.

DAN 260: Intermediate Hip-Hop Dance

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: DAN 160

Teaches intermediate techniques of hip-hop dance. May be repeated for up to four units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Deaf Studies (AM)

Career and Technical Education Division

AM 140: American Sign Language I / II

Units (Credits): 6; Prerequisites: none

Introduces ASL and focuses on the development of basic conversational skills, emphasizing receptive abilities.

AM 141: American Sign Language III / IV

Units (Credits): 6; Prerequisites: AM 140 or AM145/AM146

Promotes the shift from comprehension to production of ASL to bring the students current ASL fluency to a point of self-generated ASL. American Sign Language IV encourages students to expand his or her command of discourse in ASL on various everyday topics.

AM 145: American Sign Language I

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Introduces ASL and focuses on the development of basic conversational skills, emphasizing receptive abilities.

AM 146: American Sign Language II

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 145

Continues to stress the development of basic conversational skills with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and expressive skills.

AM 147: American Sign Language III

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 146

Promotes the shifting from comprehension to production of ASL to bring one's current ASL fluency to a point of self generated ASL.

AM 148: American Sign Language IV

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 147

Encourages the student to expand his or her command of discourse in ASL on various everyday topics.

AM 149: American Sign Language V

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 148

Emphasizes conversational fluency and identification of discourse styles in ASL, which will lead to the ability to initial, maintain and conclude conversational interactions with various deaf language styles and/or preference.

AM 150: American Sign Language VI

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 149

Final course in the American Sign Language series, covering a culmination of all signs, pragmatics, grammar and fingerspelling skills acquired throughout the series. Emphasis is on utilizing all ASL skills simultaneously and fluently.

AM 151: Fingerspelling I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Develops basic skills in receptive and expressive fingerspelling.

AM 152: Fingerspelling II

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: AM 151 or current enrollment in AM 151

Improves receptive and expressive fingerspelling skills to intermediate/advanced levels.

AM 153: Deaf Culture

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 145

Offers a study of people who are deafened. Includes clinical and audiological descriptions of deafness and its course.

AM 154: Deaf History

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Examines segments of the history of deaf people and the deaf community, as well as the deaf experience from a historical perspective.

AM 199: Special Topics in Sign Language

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Includes short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to six units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AM 201: Interpreting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 146

Exposes students to the profession of sign language interpretation, providing them with an opportunity to determine their interest in the field.

AM 202: Interpreting II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 201

Develops receptive and expressive skills in interpreting. Includes a series of activities leading from consecutive interpretation to simultaneous interpretation skills.

AM 203: Interpreting III

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 202

Develops receptive and expressive skills in interpreting for deaf individuals. Follows a sequenced series of consecutive interpretation to simultaneous interpretation skills.

AM 204: Practicum in Sign Language Interpreting

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: AM 203

Offers advanced interpreting exposure and practical experience in sign language interpreting.

AM 215: Conversational ASL

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 147

Focuses on the natural use of American Sign Language. Appropriate use of ASL grammar and vocabulary in conversational situations is stressed. Students master appropriate pragmatics, use of facial expressions, space, fingerspelling and classifiers, simultaneously for conversational fluency. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AM 216: Receptive ASL

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 147

Provides opportunities for students to develop receptive skills with a wide variety of signers. Receptive language of children, teens, adults with various socio-economic levels, and senior signers will be developed. Acquisition and comprehension of regional signs, "slang" signs, and generational signs will also be emphasized.

AM 217: Language and Literacy for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Teaches the process of language acquisition and literacy development for children who are deaf or have a hearing loss. Includes comparison to the natural acquisition of language for all children and adults. Includes clinical, cultural, historical and audiological descriptions of deafness; the unique linguistic aspects of language and literacy acquisition and most importantly, practical application and activities that can be utilized with deaf/hard of hearing children. Geared to all persons wishing to learn about language and literacy acquisition, but especially geared to parents, educational interpreters, speech and language pathologists, audiologist, and teacher of dear and hard of hearing children. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Diesel Mechanics (DM)

Career and Technical Education Division

DM 101: Diesel Mechanics Basics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to principles, design, construction and maintenance of the diesel motor. Activities include safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools. General maintenance of a variety of systems in the diesel motor will be introduced.

Drafting (DFT)

Career and Technical Education Division

DFT 100: Basic Drafting Principles

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces basic concepts of technical drawing. Covers perception theories, lettering, sketching techniques, use of drafting instruments, orthographic projection, basic dimensioning, and pictorial drawings. Designed as introductory course for CADD 100.

DFT 110: Blueprint Reading For Industry

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Teaches those concepts required by machine shops or engineering, electrical and welding industries. Student will begin with simple prints and proceed to more advanced prints. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Career and Technical Education Division

ECE 121: Parent Care Relations

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Helps students acquire various communication skills to enhance parent/caregiver relationships. Covers interpersonal communication, listening skills and cooperative problem solving.

ECE 122: Observation Skills

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Provides parents and teachers various formal and informal methods to enhance their observation and assessment skills. Discussion includes methods for use with developmentally delayed children.

ECE 123: Health & Nutrition For the Young Child

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Examines the health and nutritional needs of young children. Develops skills in menu planning, selecting safe equipment and toys, routines to ensure good health and policies on illness.

ECE 129: Environment For Infant & Toddler

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Helps students choose equipment and materials to create a physical environment which is responsive to the infant/toddler total development. Staff considerations and time schedules will be explored.

ECE 133: Introduction to Managing Children's Behavior

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Exposes students to the basics of handling classroom behaviors.

ECE 151: Math In the Preschool Curriculum

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Studies activities and materials for developing mathematics readiness in the preschool.

ECE 152: Science in the Preschool Curriculum

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Studies activities and materials for teaching science in the preschool.

ECE 153: Language Development in the Preschool

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Studies development of language in preschool children. Emphasizes activities and materials for fostering development of receptive and expressive language skills in the preschool child.

ECE 154: Literature For Preschool Children

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Surveys books for use with preschool children. Includes techniques of storytelling and reading to children.

ECE 155: Literacy and the Young Child

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Emphasizes activities and materials for developing auditory and visual perception and other reading readiness skills in the preschool.

ECE 156: Music in the Preschool Curriculum

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Outlines activities and materials for teaching music in the preschool, including songs, dances and rhythm activities.

ECE 157: Art in the Preschool Curriculum

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Describes activities and materials for teaching art in the preschool, including creative development and enjoyment of art through various materials and activities.

ECE 158: Activities in Physical Development in Young Children

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces activities and equipment for enhancing gross motor development of the preschool child.

ECE 167: Child Abuse & Neglect

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Provides the opportunity for students to learn the legal definition, symptoms, causes, and reporting procedures of child abuse and neglect. The class will include discussion of the roles and responsibilities of community agencies such as law enforcement, social services, child care personnel, medical and psychosocial professionals.

ECE 168: Infectious Diseases and First Aid

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Provides information about infectious diseases and first aid measures in the child care setting. Course content will include recognizing communicable and acute illnesses, management of accidents and injuries, preventive measures, health education, current research, and community resources.

ECE 198: Special Topics in Child Development

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Studies issues related to child development and early childhood education. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ECE 200: The Exceptional Child

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys the characteristics and specific needs of special children. Emphasizes teaching and behavioral management as well as available support services.

ECE 204: Principles of Child Guidance

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies effective communication with children in guiding behavior. Emphasis will be placed on techniques which help children build positive self-concepts and individual strengths within the context of appropriate limits and discipline. Includes use of direct and indirect guidance techniques as well as introduction to guidance systems.

ECE 231: Preschool Practicum: Early Childhood Lab

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: ECE 251 or consent of instructor

Allows students to work directly with young children under supervision of a master teacher for three hours per week per credit. Students will contract with the instructor and supervisor for completion of projects. Projects will be related to such areas as routines in the preschool, advanced curriculum planning and implementation, or communication techniques with parents. Lesson plans will be completed and carried out with children.

ECE 235: Adapting Curricula to Young Children With Special Needs

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: ECE 251 & HDFS 201, ECE 250

Studies educational procedures used with young children with special needs and their families. Validated teaching procedures will be introduced including identification and referral, program planning, organizing the learning environment, promoting behavior change and adapting curriculum domains.

ECE 240: Administration of Preschool

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ECE 250

Studies principles and practices in supervision and management of preschool and child care centers, including program planning, organization, budgeting, personnel records, relationships with community resources, regulatory agencies and working with parents.

ECE 250: Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to early childhood education. This course includes the history of child care, regulations, types of programs, legal issues, professional opportunities and current trends and issues. Emphasis is placed on the role of the preschool teacher in enhancing the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of preschool-aged children.

ECE 251: Curriculum in Early Childhood Education

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ECE 250

Considers methods of planning and teaching curriculum for children 3-5 years old. Includes curriculum development, children's play, lesson planning, and daily scheduling. Emphasis will be on curriculum development for children 3-5 years old in areas such as art, science, literature, music, language arts, block, dramatic play, etc.

ECE 295: Supervised Work Experience I

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Allows supervised work experience with preschool age children utilizing principles in a practice situation.

Economics (ECON)

Career and Technical Education Division

ECON 100: Introduction to Economics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: MATH095 or higher

Offers an introductory overview to supply and demand, the four types of product markets (perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly), operations of markets, consumer and enterprise behavior, price determination. Also covers the measurement of the levels of national income, employment and general prices, and basic causes for fluctuation for these levels.

ECON 102: Principles of Microeconomics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: MATH095 or higher

Covers supply and demand, the four types of markets (perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly), operations of markets, consumer and enterprise behavior, and price determination.

ECON 103: Principles of Macroeconomics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ECON 102 or consent of instructor; Recommended: MATH095 or higher

Introduces the study of the determination of levels of national income, employment and prices, and basic causes for fluctuation for these levels.

ECON 261: Principles of Statistics I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 126 or equivalent

Offers probability and major probability distributions, sampling theory, descriptive statistics, measure of central tendency and dispersion, index figures, and time series.

ECON 262: Principles of Statistics II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ECON 261

Offers statistical inference; estimation hypothesis testing, simple linear regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

Education (EDU)

Career and Technical Education Division

EDU 201: Introduction to Elementary Education

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the foundations of elementary education, current trends and issues in curriculum and instruction, the roles of teachers and issues of diversity. Includes field experience.

EDU 202: Introduction to Secondary Education

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the prospective middle/secondary school teacher to the role of thinker/reflective practitioner. Creates awareness of the historical, social, political and economic forces influencing schooling in the United States.

EDU 203: Introduction to Special Education

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys the various types of exceptionalities. Emphasizes etiology, physical and educational characteristics.

EDU 204: Information Technology in Teaching

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies the use of microcomputers in operations and word processing applicable to classroom for teachers to operate and utilize microcomputers in education. Special instruction fees.

EDU 206: Classroom Learning Environments

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: EDU 201

Presents the function and analysis of elementary school classrooms, daily activities, and methods of behavior management. Includes field experience.

EDU 207: Exploration of Children's Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys children's literature: issues, genre, censorship, historical background, book evaluation and selection.

EDU 208: Students with Diverse Abilities and Backgrounds

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: EDU 203 ; Corequisites: EDU 209

Focuses on students with learning disabilities, mental retardation, behavior disorders and language disorders, and their accommodation in general education environments.

EDU 209: Exploring Teaching and Learning Practicum

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: EDU 203 ; Corequisites: EDU 208

Applies field experience to acquaint students with types of disabling conditions and kinds of services available to persons with disabilities.

EDU 210: Nevada School Law

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

Identifies legal issues in education and illustrates the implications of laws/mandates in the schools. Guidelines for teachers will provide information on avoiding situations that may lead to litigation. Concepts covered include teacher liability, teacher/student right to free speech and privacy, and accommodations for religious practices and students with disabilities.

EDU 214: Preparing Teachers to Use Technology

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: EDU 204 or consent of instructor

Addresses designing and constructing a variety of common core educational artifacts for tomorrow's classrooms by way of hands-on advanced information technology applications. Students create a selection of high quality common core educational artifacts that are appropriate and/or applicable for the digital classroom and a Teacher's E-Portfolio.

Educational Professional Development (EPD)

Career and Technical Education Division

EPD 103: Driver Education - Train The Trainer

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides instruction for individuals to teach driver education classes. Covers regulatory driving law, traffic safety, offensive and defensive driving techniques that include active participation in activities that can be done safely. In addition to the use of simulators, participants will engage in activities that will be conducted outside of the classroom to include traffic observations and a courtroom visitation. Various instructional techniques will be employed that include guest speakers, interactive video activities and media review, writing lessons and practice teaching situations. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 220: Educational Techniques Methods K-12: Word

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Instructs teachers and future teachers in the classroom applications for Microsoft Word. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 221: Educational Techniques Methods K-12: PowerPoint

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Instructs teachers and future teachers in the classroom applications for Microsoft PowerPoint. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 222: Educational Techniques Methods K-12: Excel

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Instructs teachers and future teachers in the classroom applications for Microsoft Excel. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 223: Educational Techniques Methods K-12: Access

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Instructs teachers and future teachers in the classroom applications for Microsoft Access. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 235: Challenging Gifted and Talented Students K-12

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers instructors techniques and methods on how to keep the gifted and talented student challenged in the classroom. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 236: Diversity Strategies In The Classroom

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Assists teachers with developing strategies to instruct students who are at different levels in development, skill areas, and language abilities across the learning spectrum. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 237: Art Methods For Teachers K-6

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers instruction to teachers on how to teach and use art projects in the K-6 classroom. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 242: Reading and Writing Connection K-12

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Addresses the issues of reading for meaning and comprehension as well as writing and responding to literature to help construct meaning. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 243: Reading Problems & Solutions K-12

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 244: Foundations of Reading Methods

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers an overview of reading as the four stages of spelling and the functions of reading. The synchrony among reading, writing, and spelling will be discussed. Instruction for young readers will be based on the students' development. The basic assessment practices will be addressed, noting that assessment is an ongoing process of observation, documentation, interpretation, evaluation, and planning. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 246: Advanced Tutor Training

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Provides advanced application of contemporary learning theory relating to one-to-one tutorials and small group learning situations. Emphasizes philosophy, procedures, and practices of supplemental instruction which are known to be effective at improving learning for conflict management, learning styles, co-dependency in tutoring, and tutoring in a multicultural environment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA,AB or AS Degree.

EPD 250: Personality Types and Learning Styles

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces an overview of personality types and the implications on learning and teaching styles. Methods to modify teaching techniques will be stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA,AB or AS Degree.

EPD 255: Math Methods For Gifted and Talented K-8

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers methods of teaching math to the gifted and talented K-8 student. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 256: Math Methods For Teachers K-8

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers methods of teaching math for elementary school students K-8, including algebra, geometry, and hands on techniques. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 261: Social Studies Methods K-12

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers methods course on how to enrich, prepare, and develop any social studies unit in order to be able to teach with confidence. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 271: ESL Teaching Methods

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Assists recertifying teachers, and students in the field of education, who work with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 276: Management Methods for Substitutes

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers practical methods and ready-to-use ideas for K-12 substitutes, including models of discipline, attentions signals, active participation, instant ideas, transition activities, methods for dealing with problem behavior, and inclusion strategies. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 277: Methods of Classroom Management

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Provides practical instructional and organizational methods for the inclusive classroom, including organization and record keeping, daily routines, models of discipline, methods for dealing with behavior problems, motivation, active participation, planning and assessment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 295: Special Topics in Educational Professional Development

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Covers selected topics in education and critical and current issues in education. Repeatable as topics vary. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EPD 297: Reading For Teachers

Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

Meets the Nevada Department of Education requirements for teacher certification and recertification. Instructs teachers in various aspects of reading, sequential skills, identification methods, and improvement methods for vocabulary and study reading. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Educational Psychology (EPY)

Liberal Arts Division

EPY 150: Strategies for Academic Success

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Helps students to develop effective and efficient study skills. Students will learn how to learn.

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Liberal Arts Division

EE 220: Circuits I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PHYS 181 ; Corequisites: EE 220L for students intending to major in electrical engineering at a university

Introduces analysis methods and network theorems used to describe the operation of electrical circuits. Includes resistive, capacitive and inductive components in DC and AC circuits. Formerly EE 201.

EE 220L: Circuits I Laboratory

Units (Credits): 1; Corequisites: EE 220

Introduces electrical engineering basic laboratory procedures and equipment. Formerly EE 200.

EE 291: Computer Methods For Electrical Engineers

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CS 135, MATH 181 or consent of instructor

Solves engineering problems using a computer. Studies errors, root finding, matrix algebra, complex numbers, graphics and programming. Introduces numerical methods and MATLAB.

EE 296: Internship I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: enrollment in engineering program

Instructs in preparation of written reports based on cooperative program assignments.

Electrical Theory (ELM)

Career and Technical Education Division

ELM 143: Wiring Techniques

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: AIT 101

Introduces the concepts of industrial electrical. Describes the function of electrical prints, panels, the wiring between panels, and wire color coding. Students will be introduced to concepts in control system wiring fundamentals, wiring between and outside panels, panel wiring, wire bundling and experience a project in how to wire an electrical machine. Non-transferable for a NSHE baccalaureate degree Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree

Electronics Technology (ET)

Career and Technical Education Division

ET 100: Survey of Electronics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers an overview of the ever-expanding fundamental relationships of voltage, current, impedance, amplification, radio receivers, transmitters and wave propagation. Includes some coverage of digital electronics and measurement. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ET 104: Fabrication and Soldering Techniques

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces electronic fabrication skills, tool operations applied to fabrication techniques of simple circuit boards, reading of schematic diagrams, soldering, drafting and wire wrapping. Non-transferable for a NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ET 104: Fabrication and Soldering Techniques

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces electronic fabrication skills, tool operations applied to fabrication techniques of simple circuit boards, reading of schematic diagrams, soldering, drafting and wire wrapping. Non-transferable for a NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ET 117: Computer Forensics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the concept of using computer forensics to conduct a successful computer investigation. Covers acquiring digital evidence and reporting its findings. Covers fundamentals of setting up a forensics lab, acquiring the proper and necessary tools, and how to conduct an investigation and subsequent digital analysis. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ET 131: DC for Electronics

Units (Credits): 3–6; Prerequisites: none

Familiarizes students with fundamentals of electronics including how to read resistor color codes, decipher capacitor values, and use electronic schematics to build simple electronic devices. Students conduct laboratory experiments to apply theoretical concepts and will use standard or simulated laboratory instruments such as multimeters. Covers Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws of voltage and current, and simple series and parallel circuits. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ET 132: AC for Electronics

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: ET 131 or consent of instructor

Familiarizes students with important electronic components, their schematic symbols and how to wire circuits on a solderless circuit board using diagrams. Introduces semiconductors, diodes, and basic theory of transistors and transistor amplifier configurations. Students conduct laboratory experiments and build electronic circuits utilizing these components. Soldering is introduced. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ET 155: Home Technology Convergence

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the components and technologies that make up the "Smart Home". The convergence of home entertainment audio/visual equipment, surveillance and security systems, computer networks, and telecommunications will be taught in both theory and application. Students will build, configure and install cables, wallplates, jacks, control modules and equipment to bring alive the multiple technologies commonly used in a home or small office environment. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ET 172: Semi-Conductor Devices

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: ET 131

Covers common devices used in the electronics industry i.e., diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers, in a variety of applications including active filters, amplifiers, and power supplies. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ET 198: Special Topics in Electronics

Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

Explores various topics of current interest/demand in Electronics Technology. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ET 200: Electronics Projects

Units (Credits): 0.5–6; Prerequisites: ET 131 and consent of instructor

Studies special projects in Electronics Technology. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ET 265: Fundamentals of Telecommunications

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CIT 165 or consent of instructor

Covers telecommunications principles including both voice and data communications. An examination of the communications industry and its regulatory environment will be provided. Topics include switching and signaling, voiceband communications, digital transmission, and emerging technologies. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ET 285: ET Certification/Examination Prep

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Overview of DC and AC Electronic theory; solid state devices and circuits; digital circuits; microprocessor/microcontroller circuits; operation of test instruments, measurement methods and troubleshooting of electronic circuits. Prepares students for certification and employment tests in electronics.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Nursing and Allied Health Division

EMS 100: Healthcare Provider CPR

Units (Credits): 0.5; Prerequisites: none

Provides instruction of Basic Cardiac Life Support/ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Healthcare Provider which includes: one and two person rescuer for CPR and management of foreign body obstruction of the airway in adults, children and infants. Instruction also provides for recognition of signs and symptoms requiring AED intervention, safe administration of AED, and common actions that can be utilized for survival, and prevention of risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Certification according to the standards of the American Heart Association (AHA) is issued upon successful completion of course which requires passing of a written examination and practical demonstration. The course satisfies the CPR requirement for students admitted to the nursing program, nursing assistant and EMS courses. May be repeated for up to one unit. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EMS 108: Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

Units (Credits): 6–8; Prerequisites: Must be 18 years or older. Current CPR certification, required immunizations and tests, health insurance, and background check required. See Nursing and Allied Health web site for further information.

Prepares individuals to provide basic emergency medical care, according to US Department of Transportation guidelines, to individuals experiencing sudden illness or injury. Course content includes appraisal of scene safety and scene management, assessment and treatment of common emergency patient conditions, including fractures, wounds and airway obstruction. Instruction includes use of emergency medications and automatic external defibrillation (AED) devices as well as components of continuing care during emergency ambulance transportation to the emergency department (ED). Clinical experience includes ambulance ride-along and ED hospital participation. Upon successful conclusion of the course the student is eligible to sit for the National Registry Examination for EMT Basic. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EMS 109: Emergency Medical Technician Basic Refresher

Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: current Basic EMT Certification. Current CPR certification required. See Nursing and Allied Health web site for further information.

Reviews and updates knowledge and skills for individuals seeking to maintain current certification as a Basic EMT. Meets or exceeds U.S. Department of Transportation criteria and requirements for National Registry Certification. Course is required every two years to maintain current certification. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EMS 112: EMT Enhanced (Intermediate)

Units (Credits): 4–5; Prerequisites: current EMT-B certification. Current CPR certification and required immunizations and tests, and health insurance. See Nursing and Allied Health web site for further information.

Prepares the experienced EMT with more advanced skills in patient assessment and intervention. Emphasizes physician medical control communication; use of intravenous therapy for fluid resuscitation or medication administration; advanced airway intervention and ventilatory management; and administration of specific medications. Upon successful completion the student is eligible to sit for the National Registry Exam. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EMS 113: First Responder

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: must be 16 years old. Current CPR certification required. See Nursing and Allied Health web site for further information.

Provides training in emergency medical care for individuals including law enforcement officers, firefighters, bus drivers, athletic trainers and school nurses, who are most likely to be the initial responders to a sudden illness or injury. Course requires passing of a written and practical examination. Meets or exceeds the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) criteria and requirements of the state of Nevada for Certification as First Responder. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

EMS 115: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Units (Credits): 7–7.5; Prerequisites: Certified as a Nationally Registered EMT within the last two years. CPR Certificate. Must be at least 18 year of age at the time of enrollment.

Prepares students to incorporate knowledge of basic and advanced emergency medical care for critically ill and emergent patients to reduce the morbidity and mortally associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. Teaches advanced airway maintenance skills, and the ability to recognize basic electrocardiography (ECG) arrhythmia's and utilize pharmacological interventions within the scope of practices. Covers competencies including interventions such as suctioning, initiation of IV therapy, control of breathing and shock, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Teaches how the A-EMT provides care based on site assessment data and works alongside other EMS and health care professionals as an integral part of the emergency care team. Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Energy (ENRG)

Career and Technical Education Division

ENRG 110: Introduction to Alternative Energy

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces alternative and sustainable energy sources and systems, including renewable approaches such as solar and wind. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

ENRG 210: Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Design and Installation

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces NEC (National Electric Code) compliant design of grid-tied Solar PV electric systems, including site analysis, production estimation, system design, installation and commissioning. Includes review of NV DIR and NABCEP test material and hands on experience with grid-tied Solar PV system. Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS degree.

Engineering (ENGR)

Liberal Arts Division

ENGR 100: Introduction to Engineering Design

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides overview of engineering practice and exposure to the environment which engineers generally work in. Students will have the opportunity to begin developing information retrieval, technical and interpersonal skills that can be used throughout their educational programs and subsequent careers.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  1. Demonstrate working knowledge of key concepts and principles that apply to the engineering design process. (GE 1)
  2. Write and present a technical report. (GE 2)
  3. Use critical thinking and creativity to select and apply software tools to solve basic engineering problems. (GE 6)
  4. Identify the skills and characteristics required for good teamwork and of a team leader.

English (ENG)

Liberal Arts Division

ENG 100: Composition - Enhanced

Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: ENG 95 or appropriate score on WNC placement exam or equivalent examination

Offers an intensive reading and writing course focusing on writing the expository and argumentative essay. Emphasizes revising and editing essays for development, coherence, style, and correctness as well as on investigative, reasoning, and organizational skills necessary to create successful research papers. Provides extra assistance in English writing skills, grammar, sentence structure, usage, and punctuation.

ENG 101: Composition I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENG 98, ENG 99 - ENG 98 with a grade of C- or better, or ENG 99 with a grade of C- or better, or appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination

Study expository writing with special attention to the modes, arrangement and style. Students learn to write essays which are unified, thorough, clear and convincing. They learn the research, reasoning and organizational skills necessary for effective academic and research writing.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is to provide instruction in the procedures and skills necessary to write clear and effective college-level prose for the academic environment. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
  • Approach writing as a process.
  • Present substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GenEd 2).
  • Establish a thesis about a contemporary or enduring social issue and support the claim with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GenEd 6).
  • Locate, evaluate, and correctly use information from multiple, appropriate resources to complete an argumentative research paper (GenEd 4).
  • Write quality essays and assignments that demonstrate knowledge of either the Modern Language Association [MLA] or the American Psychological Association’s [APA] style manual (GenEd 2).

ENG 102: Composition II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 100, ENG 101

Continues the study of expository writing. Students read and analyze writing and discursive techniques of interpretation, argument, and research.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of Literature and/or apply knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
  • Present substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience. (GenEd 2)
  • Recognize, analyze, and apply the elements of various genres (types) of literature.
  • Understand and use critical thinking and creativity to select and apply terms used to analyze literature suitable for arguments regarding literary texts. (GenEd 6)
  • Discuss, research, and write about literature with critical insight, precision and clarity. (Gen Ed 4)

III. Topics

  • Short Stories
  • Poetry
  • Literary Research and/or Criticism

ENG 107: Technical Communications I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 99 with a grade of C- or higher or appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examinations.

Introduces expository methods with concentration on specific vocational writing forms, including memorandums, formal reports, manuals and proposals. Students will learn how adapt correct paragraph construction to suit the expectations of an occupational audience, in order to communicate clearly and effectively.

ENG 199: Independent Study

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Independent Study in English

ENG 200: Novels Into Film

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102 or consent of instructor

This course studies film and novel genres to examine the transformation in genre when novels are made into films. Students read novels and view films based on those novels to examine the relative impact of each form upon the audience as well as to understand the differences between literary and film genre. Emphasizes critical reasoning to hone sharper perceptions as well as develop more conscious reasoning and writing skills. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102 or consent of the instructor.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of film and/or apply knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon completion of this course the students should be able to:
  • Understand the impact of cultural and historical events in general up on the development of the selected novels and films (Gen Ed 5)
  • Recognize and understand the various literary and historic movements that have evolved in to the selected novels and films (Gen Ed 5)
  • Recognize what literary and cinematic elements make up the aspects of the novel and film (Gen Ed 1)
  • Recognize and understand the importance of certain novelists and directors in a historic perspective as well as their particular styles
  • Recognize the similarity between certain literary and cinematic techniques

ENG 205: Introduction to Creative Writing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Offers a beginning writers workshop in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

ENG 220: Writing Poetry

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Teaches poetry writing in a workshop setting. Lectures focus on different styles and forms of poetry. Discussion focuses on student writing with emphasis on providing positive, constructive criticism to motivate the student to develop new and better approaches to writing poetry.

ENG 221: Writing Fiction

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Teaches fiction writing in a workshop setting. Includes lectures and discussion of plot, character, style, and elements of fiction. Students are required to produce several works of short fiction.

ENG 222: Intermediate Fiction Writing

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 221 or consent of instructor

Continues the study and application of the elements of fiction in a constructive workshop setting.

ENG 223: Themes of Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Offers readings of short stories, poems, plays and novels on a theme selected by the instructor. Course could examine such a topic as the American myth of the frontier or study perceived differences between various multicultural perceptions and attitudes in Europe and the United States. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102 or consent of the instructor.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of prominent themes within literature and/or apply knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
  1. Present substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience. (Gen Ed 2)
  2. Understand and use critical thinking and creativity to select and apply terms used to analyze literature suitable for applications or arguments regarding literary texts. (Gen Ed 6)
  3. Describe the influence of diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on literary expressions or practices. (Gen Ed 5)

ENG 226: Memoir and Autobiography

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Offers a writing-intensive class which explores various approaches to writing memoirs, autobiography, family history, autobiography-based fiction, or other "life stories," incorporating the classic elements of the personal essay.

ENG 227: Advanced Memoir and Autobiography

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 226 or consent of instructor

Continues English 226. Students explore approaches to writing memoir, autobiography, family history, other "life stories," or "creative nonfiction," and are encouraged to choose the approach the best fits their individual needs. They also read selected works written by "masters" in the field, studying strategies employed. Combines lecture/discussion/writers' workshop format.

ENG 243: Introduction to the Short Story

Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Read and analyze short story masterpieces. The short story is also considered a form of literature.

ENG 250: Children's Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Includes reading and discussing selected children's literature. Students examine the role of literature in various themes and genres.

ENG 252: Introduction to Drama

Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

ENG 261: Introduction to Poetry

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Offers the elements of poetry, its basic types and forms, and the study of representative poets.

ENG 266: Popular Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Studies various forms of popular writing, e.g., best-sellers, the western, science fiction, fantasy, the detective story.

ENG 267: Introduction to Women & Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Studies women writers and their work and the ways in which women are portrayed in literature.

ENG 271: Introduction to Shakespeare

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Examines Shakespeare's principal plays read for their social interest and their literary excellence.

ENG 275: Contemporary Literature

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Studies selected contemporary writers for understanding and appreciation. Emphasizes British and American figures.

ENG 282: Introduction to Language & Literary Expression

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: ENG 102

Explores the forms and function of language with special application to literary study.

ENG 295: Directed Study in English

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: ENG 102

Allows students to pursue individual writing or research projects under the close supervision and guidance of the instructor.

ENG 297: Reading and Interpreting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: ENG 101, ENG 102

Examines the methods for creating personal, critical responses to literature representing a range of time periods and genres. Within the framework of traditional and current critical approaches to literature, students will read works from a thematic and critical perspective.

ENG 299: Special Topics in English

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Includes short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to three units.

ENG 80: Diagnostic/Prescriptive Reading

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Focuses on reading improvement through individual diagnostic procedures, identifies reading problems, prescribes and implements remediation procedures.

ENG 90: Basic Writing I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides instruction in basic English skills including grammar, parts of speech, agreement, syntax, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure. Focuses on a variety of sentence patterns and types. Provides extensive practice in grammar and usage. Grading: pass/fail.

ENG 95: Basic Writing II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Provides instruction in basic writing skills including sentence patterns and basic paragraph development. Provides review of grammar, mechanics, punctuation, spelling, and word usage. Some sections of the course may be offered through computer-assisted instruction. Grading: Pass/Fail.

ENG 98: Basic Writing III

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination

Helps students improve their writing for school or on the job. Offers practice in sentence, paragraph and short essay writing with attention to grammar, sentence structure and punctuation. The student will learn how to combine sentences and paragraphs to communicate clearly and effectively. Grading: pass/fail.

ENG 99: Basic Writing Strategies

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

This course provides instruction in basic English skills including sentence patterns and basic paragraph development. Provides review of grammar, mechanics, punctuation, spelling, and word usage. This course offers practice in sentence, paragraph, and short essay writing with attention to grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation. The student will learn how to combine sentences and paragraphs into entire essays, in order to communicate clearly and effectively.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

Upon completion of this course the students should be able to:
  • Identify the essential elements of the sentence;
  • Write sentences that are correct and meaningful;
  • Use punctuation correctly;
  • Practice sentence skills: appropriate word choice; correct grammatical usage; correct capitalization, spelling, and punctuation; recognizing and writing complete sentences;
  • Write effective topic sentences (opening statements) and clincher sentences (closing statements);
  • Generate specific evidence in support of topic sentence;
  • Develop topic sentences into unified, coherent, detailed paragraphs.
  • Establish a clear method of organization through the use of logic, transitions, and other connective devices;
  • Develop unified, coherent paragraphs;
  • Formulate the thesis statement and its development into an essay;
  • Use correct MLA manuscript form;
  • Use correct techniques of revision;
  • Practice critical reading (recognition of main idea, support, patterns of organization);
  • Practice peer review and self-evaluation.

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

Although this course does not fulfill any general education or degree program requirements, it will assist students toward developing college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills and prepare them to succeed in college-level courses.

Entrepreneurship (ENT)

Career and Technical Education Division

ENT 200: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores the basics of entrepreneurship, introducing students to the various aspects and activities involved. Looks at the characteristics of entrepreneurs, the cycle of entrepreneurship, idea generation and validation of an idea's ability to be successful, how to present a business idea to potential investors and how to take the plunge.

Environmental Studies (ENV)

Liberal Arts Division

ENV 100: Humans and Environment

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120 or consent of instructor

Provides an interdisciplinary introductory survey of the ecology of natural systems, with emphasis on the relationship of humans to the environment. Includes four laboratory experiences.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
  1. Use terminology specific to Environmental Science topics applied in the course. (GE 1)
  2. Use Environmental Science concepts and principles demonstrating a working knowledge of Environmental processes. (GE 1)
  3. Perform 4 laboratory activities that demonstrate the ability to apply concepts and principles in relation to Environmental Science. (GE 1)

III. Topics

The following is a list of topics that must be covered in ENV 100:
  • Biome processes; Human-Environmental Impacts; Environmental Pollution; Environmental Disease; Climate Change.
  • ENV 101: Introduction to Environmental Science

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120 or consent of instructor.

    Surveys basic ecological principles and examines selected environmental issues including overpopulation, pollution, and energy alternatives.

    Finance (FIN)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    FIN 101: Personal Finance

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces personal financial planning. Emphasizes budgeting, obtaining credit, buying decisions for a home, auto or other large purchases, investment decisions, and retirement planning.

    FIN 115: Introduction to Investments

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Helps students understand the theoretical concepts and analytical foundations necessary for further study in the field. It will provide an overall picture of securities markets, institutions, processes and mechanisms on how stocks and bonds are bought and sold.

    French (FREN)

    Liberal Arts Division

    FREN 101: French, Conversational I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Emphasizes spoken communication. Listening, reading and writing skills will be explored. A vocabulary of French-English words can be developed to suit student needs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    FREN 102: French, Conversational II

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: FREN 101 or consent of instructor

    Offers a second semester of Conversational French designed to continue and improve the skills learned in the first semester. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    FREN 111: First Year French I

    Units (Credits): 3–4; Prerequisites: none

    Develops language skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing and structural analysis. Includes an introduction to French culture.

    FREN 112: First Year French II

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: FREN 111 or equivalent or consent of instructor

    Continues with the second semester of the course to build on speaking, writing and reading skills in the French language.

    FREN 199: Special Topics in French

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    FREN 211: Second Year French I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: FREN 112 or equivalent or consent of instructor

    Considers structural review, conversation and writing and reading in modern literature.

    FREN 212: Second Year French II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: FREN 211 or equivalent or consent of instructor

    Continues structural review, conversation and writing and reading in modern literature.

    Geography (GEOG)

    Liberal Arts Division

    GEOG 103: Physical Geography

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120, MATH 126 or higher or consent of instructor

    Teaches the physical elements of geography, nature and distribution of climate, land forms, natural vegetation, and soils. Includes at least four lab experiences.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Use terminology specific to physical geography topics selected for the course. (GE 1)
    2. Use physical geography concepts and principles to demonstrate a working knowledge of earth processes. (GE 1)
    3. Perform 4 laboratory activities that demonstrate the ability to apply concepts and principles in relation to physical geography. (GE1)

    III. Topics

    The following is a list of topics that must be covered in Geog 103:
  • Maps and Coordinate System; Seasons; Weather and Climate; Climate Change; Atmospheric processes
  • Additionally, instructors may choose to include other topics relevant to physical geography.

    GEOG 104: Physical Geography Laboratory

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites or Corequisites: GEOG 103, MATH 120, MATH 126 or higher or consent of instructor

    Offers experimental and in-depth investigations designed to illustrate fundamental principles of geosciences.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Perform laboratory activities that demonstrate the ability to apply key physical geography concepts and principles. (GE1)

    III. Topics

    The following is a list of topics that must be covered in Geog 104:
  • Maps and Coordinate System; Seasons; Weather and Climate; Atmospheric Processes
  • Additionally, instructors may choose to include other topics relevant to a physical geography laboratory.

    GEOG 106: Introduction to Cultural Geography

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Analyzes the culture regions of the world including physical settings, peoples, settlements, economic activities, historical and political factions with primary emphasis on the Old World.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Use terminology specific to the topics selected for the course. (GE 1)
    2. Demonstrate working knowledge of sustainable human-environmental interaction(s). (GE 1)
    3. Demonstrate working knowledge of the struggle between globalization and maintaining traditional values amongst societies.
    4. Demonstrate working knowledge of key geographic concepts needed to explain cultural diversity . (GE 1)

    III. Topics

    The following is a list of topics that must be covered in GEOG 106:
  • Basic geographic concepts, human population, ethnicity, migration and urbanization.
  • Additionally, the instructor may choose to include other topics relevant to cultural geography.

    GEOG 121: Climate Change: The Science Basis

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

    Reviews past, present and likely future climate changes, and impacts on the landscape, with emphasis on water resources, species distributions, and wildfire regime. Scientific evidence relevant to Nevada will be presented.

    GEOG 200: World Regional Geography

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces the world's regions with concentration on parts of the world which may be less familiar - many of which are experiencing great changes and have a major impact on the United States. Specific areas that will be covered include Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Use terminology specific to the topics selected for the course. (GE 1)
    2. Understand spatial similarities & differences amongst global regions. (GE 1)
    3. Use key geographic concepts to demonstrate the evolution of regional cultures and traditions. (GE 1)
    4. Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple sources to complete activities related to the evolution of regional conflicts. (GE 4)

    III. Topics

    The following is a list of topics that must be covered in GEOG 200:
  • Basic geographic concepts, defining geographic regions, cultural attributes of regions, and physical geography attributes of regions.
  • Additionally, the instructor may choose to include other topics relevant to world regional geography.

    GEOG 205: GIS Applications

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces a variety of common Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications. Through content, lectures and hands-on, students will use ArcInfo to complete a variety of tasks pertaining to the applications that are used in everyday GIS.

    GEOG 210: Introduction to Geotechnology

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces geotechnology, the technological advances used to describe, assimilate, or analyze spatial information. Emphasis is on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with discussions on GPS, remotely sensed imagery, Google Earth and other applications. The importation and joining of various datasets is described, highlighting how a variety of data sources may be used for analysis of spatial features. Laboratory assignments will demonstrate real world applications derived from the lectures using ArcGIS desktop.

    GEOG 211: Introduction to Maps and Compass

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces the basics of map interpretation. Covers the characteristics of the map, emphasizing its blending of scientific and artistic aspects. Students will delve into map making, interpretation, aerial photography and the use of a GPS to construct maps.

    Geology (GEOL)

    Liberal Arts Division

    GEOL 100: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Natural Disasters

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Investigates geology of the dynamic earth: geologic hazards and catastrophes, and geology of natural resources. Includes four laboratory experiences.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Use terminology specific to the geologic topics selected for the course. (GE 1)
    2. Use geologic concepts and principles to demonstrate a working knowledge of earth processes. (GE 1)
    3. Apply classifications to categorize geologic features and phenomena relevant to the topics selected for this course. (GE 1)
    4. Perform 4 laboratory activities that demonstrate the ability to apply concepts and principles in relation to geologic hazards and/or geologic resources. (GE1)

    III. Topics

    The following is a list of topics that must be covered in Geol 100:
  • Plate tectonics; Earthquakes; Volcanoes; Mass wasting
  • Additionally, instructors may choose to include any of the following topics:
  • Rocks and minerals; Flooding; Geologic resources (water, energy, rocks and minerals)
  • GEOL 101: Exploring Planet Earth

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 120, MATH 126 or higher or consent of instructor

    3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab. Lecture covers fundamental principles of geology: tectonics; minerals; igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary processes; and geologic time. Lab covers reading of topographic maps, study and identification of common rocks and minerals, and the study of geologic phenomena.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Use terminology specific to the geologic topics selected for the course. (GE 1)
    2. Use geologic concepts and principles to demonstrate a working knowledge of earth processes. (GE 1)
    3. Apply classifications to categorize geologic features and phenomena relevant to the topics selected for this course. (GE 1)
    4. Perform laboratory activities that demonstrate the ability to apply key physical geology concepts and principles. (GE1)

    III. Topics

    The following is a list of topics that must be covered in Geol 101:
  • Earth’s structure; Plate tectonics; Earth materials (minerals and rocks); Geologic time; Topographic maps
  • Additionally, instructors may choose to include any of the following topics:
  • Volcanic activity; Earthquakes; Crustal deformation; Evolution of the seafloor; External earth processes
  • GEOL 102: Earth and Life Through Time

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: GEOL 101, GEOL 103

    3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab. Studies the history of the earth and the origins of its landforms from the far past to the present time, age dating, evolution of organisms, times of extinction, mountain building episodes, and periods of glaciation.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Use terminology specific to the geologic topics selected for the course. (GE 1)
    2. Use geologic concepts and principles to demonstrate a working knowledge of historical geology processes. (GE1)
    3. Apply classifications to categorize geologic features and phenomena relevant to the topics selected for this course. (GE 1)
    4. Perform laboratory/field activities that demonstrate the ability to apply key historical geology concepts and principles (GE1)

    III. Topics

    The following is a list of topics that must be covered in Geol 102:
  • Geologic time, relative and absolute dating processes, rock correlation, plate tectonics, fossils, geologic history of the earth.
  • Additionally, instructors may choose to include any of the following topics:
  • Sedimentary geology, stratigraphy, climate change, human evolution; as well as other topics pertinent to historical geology.
  • GEOL 103: Physical Geology Laboratory

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: GEOL 101, MATH 120, MATH 126 or higher, or consent of instructor (GEOL 101 may be taken concurrently)

    Offers experimental and in-depth investigations designed to illustrate fundamental principles of geology.

    GEOL 105: Introduction to Geology of National Parks

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Studies geologic processes through the lens of the national park system. Concepts of geologic time, plate tectonics, and the rock cycle will be explored by studying national parks and monuments that highlight geologic examples of the material presented.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Use terminology specific to the geologic topics selected for the course. (GE 1)
    2. Use geologic concepts and principles to demonstrate a working knowledge of geologic processes. (GE1)
    3. Apply classifications to categorize geologic features and phenomena relevant to the topics selected for this course. (GE 1)
    4. Perform at least 4 laboratory/field activities that demonstrate the ability to apply key geologic concepts and principles (GE1)

    III. Topics

    The following is a list of topics that must be covered in Geol 105:
  • Plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, geologic time, geology of selected national parks.
  • Additionally, instructors may choose to include other topics pertinent to the geology of National Parks.

    GEOL 111: Geology of Death Valley National Park

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a general field experience in geology for students with little or no earth science background. Teaches the basics of rock identification, landform analysis and identification, and interpretation of modern and ancient geologic events through field study of Death Valley National Park. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    GEOL 112: Geology of Eastern Sierra

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a general field experience in geology for students with little or no earth science background. Teaches the basics of rock identification, landform analysis and identification, and interpretation of modern and ancient geologic events through field study of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Field study will include Mono Lake, Long Valley caldera, White Mountains, faults, and past glaciation in the area. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    GEOL 113: Geology of Lassen Volcanic National Park

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a two-and-a-half day field experience in geology for students with little or no earth science background. Teaches the basics of volcanic rock identification, history of the Cascade Range, and interpretation of modern and ancient geologic events through field study of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    GEOL 114: Geology of Lava Beds National Monument

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a general field experience in geology for students with little or no earth science background. Teaches the basics of rock identification, landform analysis and identification, and interpretation of modern and ancient geologic events through field study of Lava Beds National Monument. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    GEOL 127: Prehistoric Life

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Surveys the history and the classification of fossil plants and animals, methods of interpretation of the fossil record, evolution of form and structure and the sequence of fossils in rocks.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Use terminology specific to the topics selected for the course. (GE 1)
    2. Use geologic concepts and principles to demonstrate a working knowledge of prehistoric life. (GE1)
    3. Apply classifications to categorize features and phenomena relevant to the topics selected for this course. (GE 1)
    4. Perform 4 laboratory activities that demonstrate the ability to apply key concepts and principles in relation to prehistoric life. (GE1)

    III. Topics

    The following is a list of topics that must be covered in Geol 127:
  • Geologic time, organization of life, rocks and fossils, life through geologic time.
  • Additionally, instructors may choose to include other topics relevant to Prehistoric Life.

    GEOL 201: Geology of Nevada

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: GEOL 101 or consent of instructor

    Covers important geological developments in Nevada that have occurred throughout geologic time. At least one field trip will be required.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Use terminology specific to the geologic topics selected for the course. (GE 1)
    2. Use geologic concepts and principles to demonstrate a working knowledge of the geologic processes that have operated in Nevada through time. (GE1)
    3. Apply classifications to categorize geologic features and phenomena relevant to the topics selected for this course. (GE 1)
    4. Perform at least 4 laboratory/field activities that demonstrate the ability to apply key geologic concepts and principles (GE1)

    III. Topics

    The following is a list of topics that must be covered in Geol 201:
  • Plate tectonics, including earthquakes, volcanoes, and crustal deformation; rocks and minerals; geologic time; geologic history of Nevada.
  • Additionally, instructors may choose to include other topics pertinent to the geology of Nevada.

    GEOL 299: Special Topics in Geology

    Units (Credits): 1–5; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a study of selected topics in geology for students with little or no earth science background. Can include field experiences. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    German (GER)

    Liberal Arts Division

    GER 101: Conversational German I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Emphasizes spoken communication. Listening, reading, and writing skills will be developed to suit student needs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    GER 102: Conversational German II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: GER 101 or consent of instructor

    Offers a second semester of conversational German designed to continue and improve the skills learned in GER 101. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    GER 111: First Year German I

    Units (Credits): 3–4; Prerequisites: none

    Develops language skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing and structural analysis. Includes an introduction to German culture.

    GER 112: First Year German II

    Units (Credits): 3–4; Prerequisites: GER 111 or equivalent or consent of instructor

    Continues with the second semester of the course to build on speaking, writing and reading skills in the German language.

    Graphic Communications (GRC)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    GRC 103: Introduction to Computer Graphics

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills

    Introduces processes involved in the creation and reproduction of graphic design for print and digital media. Covers graphic communications history, design theory, software applications, production processes, printing processes, and job opportunities. Presents a hands-on overview of a variety of graphic design software.

    GRC 109: Color and Design

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills

    Teaches color theories, color technologies and the application of color in art and design. Intermediate two-dimensional design problems focus on the compositional, optical and psychological aspects of visual communications.

    GRC 144: Electronic Layout and Typography

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills; Recommended: GRC 103

    Introduces electronic page layout software with an emphasis on typographic layout and design.

    GRC 156: Design with Illustrator

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills; Recommended: GRC 103

    An introductory/intermediate class in the creation and execution of designs and illustrations in the electronic environment. Focuses in Adobe Illustrator Vector-Draw software, including the tools and techniques required to produce professional-level artwork. Knowledge of the following basic computer skills required: saving, opening, and printing documents, opening and closing applications, creating and managing folders and subfolders, viewing the contents of disk drives and external storage devices, managing desktop items.

    GRC 175: Web Design I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.; Recommended: GRC 103, GRC 183

    Introduction to authoring for the World Wide Web using industry standard software applications. Topics covered include planning, designing and building a Web site, aesthetics, creating and optimizing computer graphics for Web, information architecture, navigation and interactivity, Web publishing, Web hosting and site management. Knowledge of the following basic computer skills required: saving, opening, and printing documents, opening and closing applications, creating and managing folders and subfolders, viewing the contents of disk drives and external storage devices, managing desktop items.

    GRC 179: Multimedia Design and Production I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: Basic computer skills; Recommended: GRC 103

    Overview of multimedia design and development. Emphasis on how to design real-world interactive projects that combine text, graphics, animation, audio, video, and more. Hands-on projects using popular multimedia authoring software for publishing online.

    GRC 183: Design with Photoshop

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: Basic computer skills; Recommended: GRC 103

    Teaches an intermediate class in the application of computer graphics software to create and edit digital images and designs with raster/paint software (Adobe Photoshop). Students entering this class should already have an understanding of graphic communications processes and have graphics software skills. Knowledge of the following basic computer skills required: saving, opening, and printing documents, opening and closing applications, creating and managing folders and subfolders, viewing the contents of disk drives and external storage devices, managing desktop items.

    GRC 188: Web Animation I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: GRC 103 and basic computer skills or consent of instructor.

    Continues advanced web site design. The second in a sequential set of courses that focus on advanced design theories in relation to the Internet and applications for animating web sites. Exercises will focus on advanced visual design and the creation of animation, as well as related concepts and practices. Knowledge of the following basic computer skills required: saving, opening, and printing documents, opening and closing applications, creating and managing folders and subfolders, viewing the contents of disk drives and external storage devices, managing desktop items.

    GRC 244: Electronic Layout and Typography II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: GRC 144

    Continuation of GRC 144 with an emphasis on advanced desktop publishing procedures.

    GRC 275: Web Design II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: GRC 175

    Offers advanced web page design using industry-standard applications. Topics include CCS layout, advanced site building features, site management, interactivity, and customization.

    GRC 283: Electronic Imaging II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: GRC 183 or consent of instructor.

    Studies advanced applications of graphics software to build design projects. Covers layout and typography as well as pixel and vector-based software.

    GRC 290: Internship in Graphic Communications

    Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: Completion of 21 units of GRC classes and consent of instructor

    Provides supervised work experience within a selected graphic communications business, dependent upon student's selected major emphasis. Designed to apply knowledge to real on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and a faculty advisor. Available to students entering their last semester of instruction for the Graphic Communications associate degree. Contact department advisor for application, screening and required skills evaluation.

    GRC 294: Professional Portfolio

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: minimum of 21 units of GRC design/production classes or consent of instructor

    Focuses on the development of a portfolio for employment in the graphic communications field. Professional and legal requirements will be explored.

    Health Information Technology (HIT)

    Nursing and Allied Health Division

    HIT 117: Medical Terminology I

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Studies word derivations and formation with emphasis upon understanding common usage in the field of health care. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA,AB or AS Degree.

    HIT 118: Language of Medicine

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Applies medical language by body system and appropriate use within the accepted nomenclature and classification systems. This course is designed to meet professional program requirements. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA,AB or AS Degree.

    HIT 170: Computers in Health Care

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Teaches hardware and software components of computers for health information applications. Methods of controlling the accuracy and security of data. Record linkage and data sharing concepts. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA,AB or AS Degree.

    History (HIST)

    Liberal Arts Division

    HIST 101: United States History to 1877

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101.

    Offers a survey of American history and civilization from the time of the first European settlement to about 1877. Satisfies the United States constitution requirement.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of American History and/or apply this knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parenthesis after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
    1. Exhibit factual knowledge of fundamental principles, factors for change, theories, and generalizations from the field of American history and civilization to 1865 (GE 1).
    2. Examine historical and cultural changes through the location and evaluation of information including primary and secondary sources (GE 4).
    3. Describe diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on selected democratic values or practices (GE 5).
    4. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GE 2, 6).
    5. Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in American History and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).

    HIST 102: United States History 1877 to Present

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101.

    Covers American history and civilization since the end of the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of American History and/or apply this knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parenthesis after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
    1. Exhibit factual knowledge of fundamental principles, factors for change, theories, and generalizations from the field of American history after 1865 (GE 1).
    2. Examine historical and cultural changes through the location and evaluation of information including primary and secondary sources (GE 4).
    3. Describe diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on selected democratic values or practices (GE 5).
    4. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GE 2, 6).
    5. Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in American History and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).

    HIST 105: European Civilization to 1648

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Covers the development of Western civilization and history from its beginnings in the valleys of the Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates rivers to the mid-17th century rise of strong nation-states.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of Western Civilizations and European History and/or apply this knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parenthesis after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
    1. Exhibit factual knowledge of fundamental principles, distinct historical events, ideas and concepts of Western Civilizations from their beginnings to the onset of the modern age (GE 1)
    2. Examine and explain the forces leading to historical change and political, economic, and social transformation through the location and evaluation of information including primary and secondary sources (GE 4).
    3. Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural, political, and religious diversity through the examination of various Western Civilizations before the modern era (GE 5)
    4. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GE 2, 6).
    5. Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in Western Civilization, such as achievements and/or resilience of peoples, and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6)

    HIST 106: European Civilization 1648 to Present

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Covers Western civilization and history from the mid-17th century to the present.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of Western Civilizations and European History and/or apply this knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parenthesis after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
    1. Exhibit factual knowledge of fundamental principles, distinct historical events, ideas and concepts of Western civilizations from 1648 to the present (GE 1).
    2. Examine and explain the forces leading to historical change and political, economic, and social transformation through the location and evaluation of information including primary and secondary sources (GE 4).
    3. Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural, political, and religious diversity through the examination of various Western Civilizations after 1648 (GE 5).
    4. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GE 2, 6).
    5. Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in Western Civilization, such as achievements and/or resilience of peoples, and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).

    HIST 111: Survey of U.S. Constitutional History

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Teaches the origin, development, history of the Nevada and United States constitutions. Examines the American judicial system through a number of significant decisions and will analyze the individuals who made those decisions. Satisfies the U.S. and Nevada Constitution requirements.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of Nevada and US Constitutional history and/or apply this knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parenthesis after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
    1. Exhibit factual knowledge of origins, terminology, classification of law, and unique characteristics about the Nevada and United States Constitutions (GE 1).
    2. Examine and explain significant judicial decisions at the state and national level through the location and evaluation of information including primary and secondary sources (GE 4).
    3. Describe diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on selected democratic values or practices (GE 5)
    4. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GE 2, 6).
    5. Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in Nevada or United States constitutional history and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).

    HIST 207: Discover Nevada

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Explores the many historic sites and scenic areas of Nevada, utilizing lecture discussions, slide presentations, readings and videos.

    HIST 208: World History I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll ENG 101

    A survey of the societies and cultures of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania to 1600.

    HIST 209: World History II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll ENG 101

    A review of the principal developments in world history since 1600, including scientific and technological revolutions, social revolutions, nationalism, immigration, colonialism, world wars, decolonization, modernization, democracy, and dictatorships.

    HIST 217: Nevada History

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Studies Nevada's history from prehistoric times to the present. The course will examine the early mining and cattle frontiers, the development of towns and the advent of industrialization as well as the 20th century problems of water, energy, and growth. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of Nevada state history and/or apply this knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parenthesis after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
    1. Exhibit factual knowledge of the physical, climactic, economic, political and historical environments that shaped the unique history of Nevada (GE 1).
    2. Examine and explain significant political, social, and economic changes in Nevada history through the location and evaluation of information including primary and secondary sources (GE 4).
    3. Describe diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on selected democratic values or practices (GE 5).
    4. Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity through an examination of Nevada’s tribal history before and after Euro-American arrival (GE 5).
    5. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GE 2, 6).
    6. Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in Nevada history and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).

    HIST 225: Introduction to the Vietnam War

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Survey of U.S. involvement in Vietnam from 1954 to U.S. withdraws in 1975. Provides an overview of the land, history, and culture of Vietnam and the region. In-depth study of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Concludes with an overview of post U.S. involvement issues and the present day Vietnam.

    HIST 247: Introduction to the History of Mexico

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces pre-Columbian Mexico, Colonial New Spain and Mexican national history to the present.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of Mexico or United States/Mexican relations and/or apply this knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parenthesis after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:
    1. Exhibit factual knowledge of the social, economic, political and international events that shaped the development of Mexico (GE 1).
    2. Examine and explain significant political, social, and economic changes in Mexican history through the location and evaluation of information including primary and secondary sources (GE 4).
    3. Describe diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on selected democratic values or practices (GE 5).
    4. Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity through an examination of various civilizations (GE 5).
    5. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GE 2, 6).
    6. Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in Mexican History and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).

    HIST 285: History of Witchcraft

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: ENG 101

    Addresses the changing definitions of magic, science, religion and law as they pertain to the supernatural from the beginnings of ancient civilizations through the modern era. Topics will include pagan religions, heresy, possession and exorcism, demons, artistic representations, and gender.

    HIST 295: Special Topics: History

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

    Studies a selected issue or topic of significance in history. The intent will be to develop an awareness of and appreciation for the complex forces which have shaped the modern world. Material will be drawn from a variety of sources and may be interdisciplinary. May be repeated for up to six credits.

    Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies (HGPS)

    Liberal Arts Division

    HGPS 201: Concepts in Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Analyzes the origins of prejudice, hatred, and dehumanizing policies; examines major social conflicts, mass destructions and genocides; explores conflict resolutions and peaceful social relationships.

    Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    HDFS 201: Life Span Human Development

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Studies human growth over the life span covering the biological influences on development and the processes of intellectual and social development. Reviews the family system and explores major challenges and developmental issues facing families today.

    HDFS 202: Introduction to Families

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Explores the dynamics of development, interaction, and intimacy of primary relationships in contextual and theoretical frameworks, societal issues and choices facing diverse family systems. This course is taught from a bio-psycho-social approach within the family ecological system context. It incorporates issues relevant to international families and diverse family arrangements within North America. Traditional issues of families are reframed, reconstructed, and questioned. Application of ideas to those working with families in a variety of settings including: physical health, mental health, economic and educational arenas.

    HDFS 232: Diversity and the Young Child - A Multicultural Perspective

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Considers the development of young children from the prenatal period through age 8, focusing on diversity among children. Diversity will be explored in cultural, ethnic and linguistic variations as well as differences in ability and typical/atypical development. Students will seek to understand development and its cultural variations so that teaching young children will be more effective, empathic and aware. This course will explore the many ways of growing up and the worldwide diversity of that process.

    Humanities (HUM)

    Liberal Arts Division

    HUM 101: Introduction to Humanities

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Offers an interdisciplinary approach to the humanities. Students study major works in art, music, literature, and philosophy with historical framework.

    HUM 198: Special Topics In Humanities

    Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

    Studies selected issues or topics of significance within the field of humanities. Intent will be to develop an interdisciplinary awareness and appreciation for the areas of art, music, literature, theater, history, and architecture. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    Industrial Plant Mechanics (IT)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    IT 208: Fluid Power

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Reviews fluid power mechanics with an emphasis on schematic symbols, circuit operation and design, pneumatic and hydraulic component theory and operation, and industry terminology. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    Informatics (INF)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    INF 100: Introduction to Informatics I - Basic Concepts

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Deals with the nature of Informatics within the information technology space. Addresses the core concept of integration of people, technology and information. Emphasizes the practical dimension of Informatics, real problems, and the socio-economic situations in which they arise. Presents a variety of Informatic tools from various domains and their implications for science, engineering, art the humanities and society.

    Information Systems (IS)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    IS 101: Introduction to Information Systems

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces the student to the role of computers in today's technology-driven environment, allowing for a hands-on lab experience. Students will be introduced to the Internet, distance education, and the World Wide Web for research, along with operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, database and basic multi-media. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate basic computer survival skills, understand computer terminology, and create data using a variety of software.

    IS 201: Computer Applications

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: IS 101 or experience in office software.

    Develops the student's knowledge of integrated office productivity software. Topics will cover word processing, database, spreadsheets and working with macro programming. Coursework or experience using office software is essential for successful completion and gives students the foundation to pass expert level certification tests.

    Italian (ITAL)

    Liberal Arts Division

    ITAL 101: Italian Conversational I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Emphasizes spoken communication. Listening, reading and writing skills will be explored. A vocabulary of Italian-English words can be developed to suit student needs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    ITAL 102: Italian Conversational II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or consent of instructor

    Continues from the first semester of Italian to build on speaking, writing and reading skills in the Italian language. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    ITAL 103: Italian, Conversational III

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Continues from the second semester of Italian to build on speaking, writing and reading skills in the Italian language. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA,AB or AS Degree.

    ITAL 104: Italian, Conversational IV

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Continues from the third semester of Italian to build on speaking, writing and reading skills in the Italian language. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    ITAL 111: First Year Italian I

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces the Italian language through the development of language skills and structural analysis. Includes an introduction to Italian culture.

    ITAL 112: Elementary Italian II

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: ITAL 111

    Continues study of the Italian language through the development of language skills and structural analysis. Includes an introduction to Italian culture.

    ITAL 199: Special Topics in Italian

    Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

    Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    Japanese (JPN)

    Liberal Arts Division

    JPN 101: Conversational Japanese I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Teaches standard (Tokyo) dialect of spoken Japanese at the beginning level. Listening comprehension skills will be developed. Teaches reading and writing of Kanji (Chinese characters) as well as the Hiragana and Katakana phonetic symbol sets keyed to the spoken vocabulary. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    Journalism (JOUR)

    Liberal Arts Division

    JOUR 101: Critical Analysis of Mass Media

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Surveys the role of newspapers, radio, television, the Internet, advertising and public relations organizations. Offers interpretation of the day's news and analysis of media performance.

    JOUR 120: Media in Modern Life

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Explores the profound transition from life with mass media to life in networked media. Researches the meaning of media through anthropological, political and historical perspectives.

    JOUR 201: Media Writing

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: JOUR 101

    Teaches writing in journalistic and persuasive styles for mass media. Emphasis on analysis and organization of information, and clarity of expression.

    JOUR 221: News Gathering & Writing

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    JOUR 290: Internship in Journalism

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: JOUR 101

    Limited to students interested in a career in journalism. To participate, students must fill out an internship application, meet with an intern advisor, and interview with internship sponsor and instructors. Interns will not be compensated and hours will be determined by enrollment units.

    Laboratory Technician (LTE)

    Nursing and Allied Health Division

    LTE 101: Fundamental Phlebotomy

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: Vaccinations and major health insurance required. See requirements to LTE under the Nursing and Allied Health division.

    Provides knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic collection, identification, and preservation of blood samples as applied to venipuncture techniques. Incorporates finger stick procedures and patient contact methodologies carried out within the ethical, legal and professional boundaries of the roles. Successful completion of LTE 102 is required to sit for national certification examinations offered through a variety of certifying organizations, including the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

    LTE 102: Applied Phlebotomy

    Units (Credits): 3–3.5; Prerequisites: LTE 101 or LTE 110 with C or better, and 20 successful draws performed in a WNC laboratory setting in LTE 101. Vaccinations and major medical insurance. See Nursing and Allied Health Division student requirements for LTE.

    Provides 100 hours of clinical phlebotomy experience (3.5 unit course) or 68 hours of clinical phlebotomy (3 unit course) to apply knowledge and skills learned in LTE 101 or LTE 110 respectively. Under the guidance of a laboratory technician preceptor, students enrolled in 3.5 units will perform a minimum of 100 successful, documented blood draws with patients across the lifespan (except infants and toddlers). Students enrolled in 3 units will perform 60 successful, documented blood draws with patients across the lifespan (excluding infants and toddlers). Upon successful completion with a grade of C or better, students are eligible to sit for a national certification examination offered through a variety of certifying organizations, including the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

    LTE 110: Techniques of Venipuncture

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: current health information and current major medical health insurance (card required). See Nursing and Allied Health web site for further information.

    Provides the student the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the collection, identification, and preservation of specimens as applied to venipuncture techniques. The course includes medical terminology, ethics, fingerstick procedures, and patient contact methods. Emphasizes the role of the venipuncturist in a modern health care delivery system.

    Latin (LAT)

    Liberal Arts Division

    LAT 101: Introductory Latin

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Covers the language and culture of the ancient Romans and explore Latin's relevance as the base of Romance languages and as a major branch of English. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    Machine Tool Technology (MTT)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    MTT 105: Machine Shop I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces basic machine shop skills which include lathe operation, lathe speeds and feeds, precision measuring techniques, layout methods, band saw and drill press operations, and exposure to the science of heat-treating of metals. Shop safety and etiquette will be stressed. To develop entry level skills, MTT 110 is recommended. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 106: Machine Shop Practice I

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Corequisites: MTT 105

    Expands the student's manual skills by putting into practice the theories and user skills introduced in MTT 105. The emphasis will be geared towards a more practical, hands-on experience through the use of lathes, layout techniques, vertical and horizontal band saws, measuring instruments and some vertical mill work. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 110: Machine Shop II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MTT 105, MATH 110, MATH 120, MATH 126 or higher or consent of instructor

    Expands skills introduced in MTT 105 to an intermediate level and introduces further skills which include vertical mill, drill sharpening, speed feeds and some production methods. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 111: Machine Shop Practice II

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Corequisites: MTT 110

    Further develops student's manual skills by putting into practice the theories and user skills introduced in MTT 110. The emphasis will be a more practical, hands-on experience through the use of vertical mill work, layout techniques, vertical and horizontal band saws, measuring instruments and some lathes. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 230: Computer Numerical Control I

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MTT 105, MTT 110, COT 105, COT 204 or consent of instructor

    Offers an introductory class to provide a basic understanding of computer numerical control. During this course the student is introduced to the axis systems, absolute and incremental programming, tool offsets, controller operation, and fixture offsets.

    To better understand the CNC programming process, CNC II is recommended as a follow-up. Includes three hours lecture, three hours lab per week.

    Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 232: Computer Numerical Control II

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MTT 230 or consent of instructor

    Provides a continuation of MTT 230 and offers the student the opportunity to gain practical experience for further development of their skills by providing additional information and exposure to more complex applications of machining including CNC programming, mirror imaging, polar coordinates, tool compensation, and threading and computer integrated manufacturing.

    Includes three hours lecture, three hours lab per week.

    Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 250: Machine Shop III

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MTT 110, DFT 110 or consent of instructor

    Expands skills introduced in MTT 105 and MTT 110 to a more advanced level by developing projects that emphasize tolerances, plan of procedure and blueprint reading. Introduces further skills for surface grinding and tool and cutter grinding. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 251: Machine Shop Practice III

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Corequisites: MTT 250

    Further develops student's manual skills by putting into practice the theories and user skills introduced in MTT 250. The emphasis will be a more practical, hands-on experience through the use of vertical mill work, layout techniques, vertical and horizontal band saws, measuring instruments and lathes. Shop safety and cleanup are always stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 260: Machine Shop IV

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MTT 250 or consent of instructor

    Concentrates on areas of interest leading to design of an advanced project emphasizing skills learned in MTT 105, MTT 110 and MTT 250. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 261: Machine Projects

    Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

    Permits students to work on projects of their own choosing and/or explore areas of special interest under the direction of a college instructor. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 262: Machine Shop Practice IV

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Corequisites: MTT 260

    Allows students additional time to concentrate on areas of interest leading to completion of an advanced project emphasizing skills introduced in MTT 260. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 291: CNC Practice

    Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: none

    Develops computer aided manufacturing skills with hands-on instruction on how to design and prepare manufacture parts using CAD/CAM software. Safety and clean up are stressed. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 292: Computer-Aided Manufacturing I

    Units (Credits): 1–4; Prerequisites: MTT 230, MTT 232, CADD 100 or consent of instructor

    Teaches computer-aided manufacturing for two-and-a-half dimension axes (2.5D). Students learn how to design and prepare to manufacture parts on the mill and lathe using state of the art CAD/CAM software. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 293: Computer-Aided Manufacturing II

    Units (Credits): 1–4; Prerequisites: MTT 292 or consent of instructor

    Teaches computer-aided manufacturing for three dimension axes (3D). Students learn how to design and prepare to manufacture parts in full 3D for the CNC mill using CAD/CAM software. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MTT 295: Work Experience

    Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

    Provides students with on the job, supervised and educationally directed work experience. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    Management (MGT)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    MGT 103: Introduction to Small Business Management

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: BUS 101 or consent of instructor

    Develops an understanding of the small business enterprise with emphasis on how such businesses are started and managed successfully, including planning, finance, marketing, administrative control, and other type of activities.

    MGT 201: Principles of Management

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: BUS 101 or consent of instructor

    Studies fundamentals and principles of management; administrative policies, objectives and procedures, and problems of organization control and leadership.

    MGT 201 is accepted in lieu of MGRS 301 (UNR) or MGT 401 (UNLV) upon validation of content and knowledge by approved College of Business examination, or satisfactory performance ("C" or better) in MGRS 352 (UNR) or MGT 452 (UNLV) during the first year of eligibility to enroll in the appropriate upper division business course at the University of Nevada, Reno or the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

    MGT 212: Leadership & Human Relations

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: BUS 101, MGT 201 or consent of instructor

    Teaches understanding and managing human behavior in organizations. Central to the course is developing a better understanding of one's self as a leader and exploring some of the more effective ways of leading others.

    MGT 235: Organizational Behavior

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: BUS 101, MGT 201 or consent of instructor

    Studies concepts, theories and case studies concerning the behavior of people in modern business organizations. Analyzes the internal organization structure, and managerial roles and functions, in the business and other goal-oriented institutions. Studies theory and design of organizational structure, impact of work flow, leadership styles, and control systems on human behavior.

    MGT 247: Industrial Management

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: MGT 201

    Studies the operation of a manufacturing enterprise, concentrating on the economies of production. Introduces a grounding on analytical method early so that the broad problem areas of system design, operation, and control can be based on the analytical method. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MGT 283: Introduction to Human Resources Management

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: BUS 101, MGT 201 or consent of instructor

    Develops an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of personnel at the mid-management level.

    MGT 295: Work Experience I

    Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

    Provides the student with a supervised and educationally directed work-based learning experience. Students apply classroom theory to the work place. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MGT 323: Organizational Behavior and Interpersonal Behavior

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: admission to the BTECH program or consent of advisor

    Examines behavioral influences which affect productivity, organizational effectiveness, and efficiency including: perception, motivation, decision making, communication, leadership, organizational design, group behavior and coping with stress.

    MGT 367: Human Resource Management

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MGT 323 and admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

    Considers theoretical concepts and practical approaches relevant to management systems and processes: recruitment, training, appraisal, compensation and labor relations. Emphasis on legal constraints and international management.

    MGT 462: Changing Environments

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

    Focuses on managing ethically in the changing cultural, economic, political, technological and global environments of business.

    MGT 469: Managing Cultural Diversity

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: admission to the BTech program or consent of advisor

    Provides an understanding of cultural diversity by studying the U.S. workforce. Emphasizes cultural differences in the workplace, valuing diversity, managing diversity in the workplace, and giving competitive advantages.

    Marketing (MKT)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    MKT 111: Introduction to Merchandising

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Provides the knowledge necessary to buy merchandise profitably, with mastery of the role of the buyer in relation to other store personnel. This course provides skills in planning and figuring markups and expense control.

    MKT 127: Introduction to Retailing

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Studies an overview of retail merchandising, including buying, pricing, selling, advertising, sales promotion and display principles.

    MKT 210: Marketing Principles

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Covers the problems of manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in the marketing of goods and services. Students will develop a plan applying the marketing principles.

    MKT 250: Introduction to International Marketing

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: BUS 101, MKT 210 or consent of instructor

    Introduces the various functions of marketing as they are performed in the international environment. Focuses on the problems and decisions facing management in international marketing. Considers the impact of difference in language, aesthetics, religion and business customs on marketing strategies.

    MKT 261: Introduction to Public Relations

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: BUS 101, MKT 210 or consent of instructor

    Introduces the techniques of public relations for those holding supervisory or higher positions in management and marketing. Identifies the principles of creating and maintaining good public relations, including employee-employer relations. Customer-employee relations receive emphasis. Focuses on the programming of the total public relations effort and selecting of appropriate strategy, media and persuasive devices to accomplish objectives.

    MKT 262: Introduction to Advertising

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: BUS 101, MKT 210 or consent of instructor

    Presents methods and techniques in modern advertising, providing information on the entire advertising process.

    MKT 295: Work Experience I

    Units (Credits): 1–4; Prerequisites: none

    Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    Mathematics (MATH)

    Liberal Arts Division

    MATH 100: Math For Allied Health Programs

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Reviews basic mathematics with emphasis on those skills that apply to calculating drug dosages. Includes fractions, decimals, proportions, percents, English, apothecary and metric systems of measurements. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MATH 110: Mathematics for Industry

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Covers fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions, measurement, geometry, and briefly, the fundamentals of algebra and right triangle trigonometry. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    MATH 120: Fundamentals of College Mathematics

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 96 or three units of high school mathematics at the level of algebra and above with a grade of C- or better or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test. MATH 095 with a grade of B- or better in lieu of MATH 096 requirement

    Studies probability, statistics, business, finance and consumer mathematics. Course is broad in scope and emphasizes applications. Note: Appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test may also meet the prerequisite.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • Identify and define key terms and concepts related to foundations and basic applications of probability, statistics, finance, geometry, and dimensional analysis. [GE1]
    • Demonstrate, through accurate calculations and symbolic operations, a basic working knowledge of probability, statistics, finance, geometry, and dimensional analysis in natural or social science applications. [GE1, 3]
    • Present reasonable interpretations and conclusions of quantitative analyses used to address contemporary or enduring problems in natural or social science. [GE3, 6]
    • Use critical thinking and creativity to select and apply recognized methods suitable for solving problems related to natural or social science. [GE6]
    • Produce a substantially error free written explanations of solving processes and conclusions. [GE2]

    III. Topics

    Probability and statistics, personal finance, geometry and dimensional analysis, trigonometry, applications in social science, logic.

    MATH 122: Number Concepts For Elementary School Teachers

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120 or consent of instructor

    Introduces elementary problem solving with emphasis on the nature of numbers and the structure of the real number system. Designed for students seeking a teaching certificate in elementary education.

    MATH 123: Statistical & Geometrical Concepts For Elementary School Teachers

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120 or consent of instructor

    Presents elementary problem solving with emphasis on patterns and geometric relationships. Designed for students seeking a teaching certificate in elementary education.

    MATH 126: Precalculus I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 96 with a grade of C- or better or three units of high school mathematics at the level of algebra and above with a grade of C- or better within the last three years, or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test

    Provides a third course in algebra. Topics include: polynomial, rational and radical equations; absolute value and quadratic inequalities; relations and functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial exponential and logarithmic functions, their graphs and applications; and systems of equations.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • solve
      • linear, quadratic, radical, and fractional equations. (GE3)
      • absolute value and quadratic inequalities. (GE3)
      • systems of equations and inequalities (not necessarily linear.) (GE3)
    • identify functions and find inverse functions. (GE3)
    • graph, find slopes and equations of linear functions, use them in models. (GE3)
    • sketch the graphs of basic functions and transformations of them. (GE3)
    • graph polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and use them in models. (GE3&6)

    III. Topics

    Fundamentals of algebra, equations, complex numbers, linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions, system of equations and inequalities. Additional topics may also include: matrices, determinants, conic sections, counting techniques and probability, mathematical induction.

    MATH 127: Precalculus II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 126 or three units of high school mathematics at the level of algebra and above, or consent of instructor

    Studies circular functions, trigonometric identities and equations, conic sections, complex numbers, and discrete algebra.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • solve right triangles and applications using trigonometric functions (GE3&6)
    • graph trigonometric functions. (GE3)
    • solve trigonometric identities and equations. (GE3)
    • use the Laws of Sines and Cosines to solve triangles with applications. (GE3&6)
    • compute vector sums and differences with applications. (GE3&6)
    • use DeMoivre’s theorem to find powers and roots of complex numbers (GE3)
    • graph polar equations (GE3)

    III. Topics

    Trigonometric functions and graphs, right triangle applications, trigonometric identities and equations, laws of sines and cosines, vectors, complex numbers, polar graphs.

    MATH 128: Precalculus and Trigonometry

    Units (Credits): 5; Prerequisites: MATH 96 with a grade of C- or better or three units of high school mathematics at the level of algebra and above with a grade of C- or better within the last three years, or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test

    Studies relations, functions and their graphs, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions; analytic trigonometry; systems of equations and inequalities, determinants; conic sections; sequences and series; counting techniques and probabilities.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • solve linear, quadratic, radical, fractional equations, systems of equations and inequalities (GE3)
    • identify functions, find inverse functions, sketch the graphs of basic functions and transformations of them (GE3)
    • graph linear, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions and use them in models. (GE3&6)
    • solve right triangles and applications, trigonometric identities and equations (GE3&6)
    • graph trigonometric functions and polar equations (GE3)
    • use the Laws of Sines and Cosines to solve triangles with applications. (GE3&6)
    • compute vector sums and differences with applications. (GE3&6)
    • use DeMoivre’s theorem to find powers and roots of complex numbers (GE3)

    III. Topics

    Fundamentals of algebra, equations, linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions, system of equations and inequalities, determinants, conic sections, counting techniques and probability, trigonometric functions and graphs, right triangle applications, trigonometric identities and equations, laws of sines and cosines, vectors, complex numbers, polar graphs.

    MATH 176: Introductory Calculus For Business & Social Sciences

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 128, MATH 126 or equivalent or consent of instructor

    Instructs students in fundamental ideas of analytic geometry and calculus. Includes plane coordinates, graphs, functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Includes applications to rates, optimization, and interpretation of integrals.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • Identify key concepts and methods of differential and integral calculus and their relationships to applications in business and social science. [GE1]
    • Demonstrate, through accurate calculations and symbolic operations, a basic working knowledge of elementary calculus involving algebraic, logarithmic, exponential functions and applications in business and social science. [GE1,3]
    • Interpret the results of calculus based analyses toward solving contemporary or enduring problems in business or social science; and, express and present a rational defense for such conclusions. [GE3,6]
    • Use critical thinking and creativity to solve a unique problem related to business or social science. Produce a substantially error free written report with details and a summary of conclusions. [GE2,3,6]

    MATH 181: Calculus I

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 128, MATH 126, MATH 127 or equivalent or consent of instructor, or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test

    Offers fundamental concepts of analytical geometry and calculus, functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, and integrals.

    MATH 182: Calculus II

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 181 or equivalent or consent of instructor

    Teaches transcendental functions, methods of integration, conics, vectors.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • Evaluate indefinite and definite integrals using trigonometric substitution, partial fractions, and power series. (GE 3)
    • Apply integration to find arc length, surface area, and volume. (GE 1)
    • Apply integration to calculate work, fluid force, centroid, and center of mass. (GE 6)
    • Evaluate limits using L’Hôpital’s rule, and evaluate improper integrals. (GE 1)
    • Test series (including power series) for convergence, and determine the interval of convergence of a power series. (GE 3)
    • Determine Taylor polynomials and Taylor series of a given function. (GE 1)
    • Apply the techniques of differential and integral calculus to curves in polar coordinates and parametric curves. (GE 3)

    III. Topics

    Limits, differentiation of elementary functions (including implicit differentiation), curve sketching, related rates, optimization, Newton’s method, integration (including substitution).

    MATH 251: Discrete Mathematics I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    MATH 253: Matrix Algebra

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 182

    Introduces linear algebra, including matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvectors and eigenvalues.

    MATH 283: Calculus III

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 182 or equivalent or consent of instructor

    Covers infinite series, vectors, differential and integral calculus of functions of several variables, and introduction to vector analysis.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • Apply the techniques of differential and integral calculus to scalar functions of several variables. (GE 1, GE 3)
    • Apply the techniques of elementary vector analysis to solve problems in two and three dimensions. (GE 1, GE 3)
    • Apply the techniques of vector calculus to solve problems in two and three dimensions. (GE 1, GE 3)

    III. Topics

    Scalar functions of several variables. Vector analysis, and vector-valued functions of one and several variables. Differential and integral calculus in two and three dimensions.

    MATH 285: Differential Equations

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 283

    Presents methods of solving ordinary differential equations with application to physical systems. Includes systems of equations, series solution, numerical solution, and Laplace transforms.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • solve separable, linear, Bernoulli, and exact first order differential equations with applications (GE3&6)
    • solve second order, linear, homogeneous and nonhomogeneous differential equations with constant coefficients or equidimensional coefficients, with applications (GE3&6)
    • solve higher order differential equations. (GE3)
    • solve systems of differential equations with applications. (GE3&6)
    • use Laplace transforms to solve differential equations (including the Dirac Delta function). (GE3)
    • find power series solutions to linear differential equations. (GE3)

    III. Topics

    First order differential equations, linear second and higher order differential equations, systems of differential equations, Laplace transforms, series solutions, and applications involving fluid tanks, cooling, Newtonian mechanics, mechanical vibrations, and electrical systems.

    MATH 299: Directed Study

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Provides individual study conducted under the direction of a faculty member.

    MATH 330: Linear Algebra

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 283

    Vector analysis continued; abstract vector spaces; bases, inner products; projections; orthogonal complements, least squares; linear maps, structure theorems; elementary spectral theory; applications.

    MATH 90: Elementary Arithmetic

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Math 90 is designed to provide individualized instruction in basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents. This class is intended for students who need a review of whole numbers before studying fractions. Instruction is tailored specifically to each student's needs.

    MATH 91: Basic Mathematics

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Provides the fundamental operation of whole numbers, fractions and mixed numbers, decimals, percentage, measurement and geometry. The course is intended to provide a thorough review of basics needed in future mathematics courses and in applied career fields.

    MATH 92: Algebra Review

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: Previous success in Intermediate Algebra or Algebra II or higher algebra course.

    Provides a review of algebra that will refresh previously taught concepts. Designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra II or Intermediate Algebra or similar course sometime in the past. Provides a condensed review of topics from Intermediate Algebra intended to help students place into the appropriate course via Accuplacer Exam.

    MATH 93: Pre Algebra

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH091 or equivalent or consent of instructor

    Prepares students for MATH 95. Helps students who have experienced difficulties with math to be introduced to the language and concepts of algebra. Provides a transition from self-paced, basic math to the quick pace required in MATH 95.

    MATH 95: Elementary Algebra

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 93 or equivalent

    Offers a first course in algebra. Topics include operations with signed numbers; algebraic symbols; evaluating formulas; operations with polynominal, radical and rational expressions; solving equations and application problems using algebra; and elementary graphing. Provides a foundation for the math used in business, science, engineering and related fields.

    MATH 96: Intermediate Algebra

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 95 or one unit of high school algebra and one unit of high school geometry, or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test

    Offers a second course in algebra. Studies polynomial, rational and radical expressions; linear, quadratic and polynomial equations; linear and absolute value inequalities; relations, functions and their graphs; systems of linear equations; and applications.

    MATH 96D: Algebra Review for MATH126

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: MATH 95 or appropriate score on the WNC placement or equivalent test, or one unit of high school algebra and one unit of high school geometry.; Corequisites: MATH 126

    Offers a second course in algebra. Includes multiplying, dividing, and factoring polynomial expressions, solving polynomial and rational equations, algebraic techniques involving exponents and radicals, and systems of linear equations.

    Mechanical Engineering (ME)

    Liberal Arts Division

    ME 198: Cooperative Training Report

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: enrollment in engineering program

    Guides students in preparation of written reports based on cooperative program assignments.

    ME 241: Statics

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PHYS 180 ; Corequisites: MATH 182 or consent of instructor

    Studies static force systems. Topics include resolution and composition of forces, equilibrium of force systems, friction and various constraints, moments of inertia, cables, beams, fluid static, and work.

    ME 242: Dynamics

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ME 241 or consent of instructor

    Studies kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; relative motion; work and energy; impulse and momentum.

    ME 298: Cooperative Training Report

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

    Focuses on the preparation of written reports based on cooperative program assignments. Required of all students on cooperative programs during the summer or other semester when on work assignments with cooperative program employers. Students are also required to present their work upon completion of their program.

    Mechanical Technology (MT)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    MT 115: Applied Programmable Logic Controllers I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AIT 101

    Introduces the concepts of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and computerized control operations. Covers basic PLC programming by describing numbering systems, PLC memory organization, PLC programming software and PLC program logic elements.

    MT 160: Hydraulic Power

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AIT 101

    Introduces the concepts of how to connect and operate basic hydraulic components and systems, read circuit diagrams and monitor system operation. Exposes students to key topics in hydraulic power and safety, principles of hydraulic pressure and flow, and hydraulic speed control circuits in a wide array of applications.

    Metallurgical Engineering (METE)

    Liberal Arts Division

    METE 250: Elements of Material Science

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CHEM 121

    Provides an understanding of the internal structure of materials, the dependence of properties upon these structures, and the behavior of materials in service.

    Music (MUS)

    Liberal Arts Division

    MUS 103: Voice Class I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Teaches fundamentals of tone production, breath control and practical techniques involved in reading and interpreting songs.

    MUS 104: Voice Class II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MUS 103

    Continues the skills learned in MUS 103.

    MUS 107: Guitar Class I

    Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: none

    Studies basic guitar technique, and bluegrass, classical and rock styles. No previous musical training required.

    MUS 108: Guitar Class II

    Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: MUS 107 or consent of instructor

    Continues development of skills learned in MUS 107.

    MUS 111: Piano Class I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces the piano, including instruction in note reading, technique, theory and easy repertoire. Students work in a laboratory setting, each using their own electronic piano.

    MUS 112: Piano Class II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MUS 111 or consent of instructor

    Provides a continuation of MUS 111, a class in basic piano technique and theory.

    MUS 121: Music Appreciation

    Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: none

    Analyzes styles and forms of music from the Middle Ages through the 20th Century, and discusses musical instruments and major composers.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. By the completion of the class, the students should, with an accuracy of 75%:
    • Identify the representative forms, styles and major composers from all of the eras of music history. (GE 1)
    • Describe approaches in musical style that correspond to trends in art and literature (GE 1, 6)
    • Use critical thinking to aurally identify music by era. (GE 6)

    III. Topics

    • Basic elements of music
    • Music through the Middle Ages
    • Renaissance Music
    • Baroque Music
    • Classical Music
    • Romantic Music
    • Music of the 20th Century, including neo-classical, jazz, rock, musical theater and avant-garde

    MUS 124: History of The American Musical Theatre

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Cultural, musical and theatrical survey of musical theatre in the United States, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. By the completion of the class, the students should be able to:
    1. Explain what makes scores and libretti effective, recognize character development and note the function of songs in integrated musicals. (GE 1, 2)
    2. Describe the various key players that create and present a live musical. (GE 1, 2)
    3. Identify the art forms that preceded the American musical and show their influence in current musicals. (GE 1, 2)
    4. Recognize major musical theatre composers throughout the last century and identify their major contributions. (GE 1, 2)
    5. Identify different types of musicals, including jukebox, concept and book musicals. (GE 1, 2)
    6. Discuss the plots and reviews of several current shows on Broadway (GE 1, 2, 4)
    7. Demonstrate the use of music and dance to develop plot and character in integrated musicals. (GE 1, 2, 6)
    8. Show how the early forms of musicals influenced current Broadway repertoire. (GE 1, 6)

    III. Topics

    • Elements of a musical: script, score
    • Key Players in a musical: Composer, Librettist, Producer, Director, Choreographer, etc.
    • Foundations of the musical: Minstrel shows, Burlesque, Vaudeville, Extravaganza, Operetta
    • Shows before the Golden Age
    • Composers and musicals of the Golden Age, the fusion of music, dance and libretto in storytelling
    • Composers and musicals of the 70’s through today
    • Concept musicals, Jukebox musicals, Megamusicals, Corporate musicals

    MUS 125: History of Rock Music

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    How cultural, social, political, and economic conditions have shaped the evolution of rock music. Familiarizes the student with the history of rock music from its origins in blues through contemporary rock styles. Prominent players and groups of each era will be covered, as well as sociological, economic and cultural factors that shaped the many styles of rock music. Extensive classroom listening and, if possible, demonstrations/performances from local rock musicians will enhance the student’s learning experience.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
    1. List in chronological order the prominent eras and trends of rock music and identify the names and contributions of key rock music personalities. (GE 1, 2, 4)
    2. Describe the emergence of rock music from its beginnings as “Rock and Roll”and “Rock-a-Billy” to the present. (GE 1, 2, 4)
    3. Identify individual rock music styles; distinguish among the styles of rock in terms of music theory and conception. (GE 1, 2, 4)
    4. Discuss how cultural, political, and social elements are reflected in, and have influenced Rock music and find relationships between rock music and historical, social and economic factors of each era. (GE 1, 2, 4, 6)
    5. Describe and evaluate the role society plays in influencing the evolution of rock and roll. (GE 1, 2, 4, 6)
    6. Describe technological advances (e.g. multitrack recording, digital synthesis, MIDI, etc.) and the effect of these advances, pertaining to rock music and evaluate the influence of modern technology on musical instruments and recording techniques. (GE 1, 2, 4)
    7. Understand the impact this music has had throughout the United States and the world and present these teachings in essay form. (GE 1, 2, 4, 6)

    III. Topics

    • Elements of rock music: the blues, jazz, country/western, Rockabilly, Folk Northern Soul, Southern Soul, Psychedelic Rock, Southern or Country Rock, Progressive or Art Rock, Punk Rock, Reggae, Pop of the 80’s, Metal Rock and the new Singer Songwriters of the current generation.
    • The Payola scandals of the late 50s and early 60s.
    • Key musicians in each genre starting with early blues and country up to the present.
    • History of each rock music genre and/or era.
    • Key songwriters and producers of each rock era.
    • Most important is discussion of American society and it’s relationship to and influence upon pop culture and music, from slavery to Jim Crow.
    • How rock music and rock musicians influenced American culture. From slang words to the Woody cars of surf pop culture and the psychedelic art of the late 60s and early 70s.
    • Motown, the sound of young America, and how Soul music was shaped by, and helped shape the Civil Rights Movement.
    • Psychedelic Rock, was the use of drugs by musicians and performers to enhance their music a good idea?
    • Punk Rock and it’s move back to the garage band idea of anyone can be a musician and away from the growing musical expertise of the Art Rock musicians.
    • The Growing monster of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock of the 70s and 80s and it’s influence on today’s Rock Music.

    MUS 134: Jazz Appreciation

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Jazz music's evolution as an art form unique to the United States has both shaped and reflected the construction of our national identity. This course teaches how social and cultural events led to the development of jazz music from 1890 through the 1960's. Prominent players and groups of each era will be covered, as well as sociological, economic and cultural factors that shaped the many styles of American Jazz as evolved.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. By completion of this course, the student should be able:
    1. List in chronological order the prominent eras and trends of jazz music and identify the names and contributions of key jazz music personalities. (GE 1, 2, 4)
    2. Describe the emergence of jazz music from its beginnings as ragtime, swing, to “Be-Bop” to the present day “Smooth Jazz.” GE 1, 2, 4)
    3. Demonstrate an ability to identify individual jazz music styles, distinguish among the styles of jazz in terms of music theory and conception. GE 1, 2, 4)
    4. Discuss relationships between jazz and the historical, social and economic factors of each era. (GE 1, 2, 4)
    5. Describe technological advances from the early phonographs to modern multitrack recording, GE 1, 2, 4)
    6. Understand and discuss the profound impact this music has had throughout the United States and the world. (GE 1, 2, 6)

    III. Topics

    • What is Jazz? It’s roots and definition.
    • The elements of Jazz; improvisation, Rhythm, Dissonance, interpretation, and Interaction.
    • The Instruments that play jazz: The Rhythm Section: Piano Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vibraphone, Organ. The Woodwinds: Soprano, alto, tenor and Baritone Sax, Clarinet, Flute. The Brass: Trumpet Cornet, Trombone, Flugelhorn, and Tuba.
    • Origins of Jazz: Ragtime, The Blues, and New Orleans.
    • The Great Migration of musician form the South to Northern US cities and the influence of organized crime on Jazz.
    • Early jazz piano, The Swing era to the end of The Big Bands.
    • What is Bebop and the revolution it created among jazz musicians?
    • Latin jazz.
    • Vocal Jazz from Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit to Lambert, Hendricks & Ross’s Twisted.
    • The music of Miles Davis, Soul jazz, Jazz in odd time signatures and Funk jazz.

    MUS 176: Musical Theatre Practicum

    Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: none

    Performance ensemble, centered on public performance of musical theatre literature.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. By the completion of the class, the students should, with an accuracy of 75%:
    • Interpret direction that uses theatrical terminology (GE 1)
    • Perform the songs for their character, using appropriate vocal style (belting, character voice or classical delivery) and diction (GE 1)
    • Perform the choreography necessary for their character (GE 1)
    • Analyze the character they are portraying and develop the appropriate posture, tone and facial expression to express that role (GE 1)
    • Use the songs and dances to interpret the story and dramatize the characters, as part of their investigation of an integrated musical. (GE 1)
    • Apply their understanding of the culture and history of the work to the development of their characters. (GE 6)

    MUS 215: Technique of Songwriting

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Offers a practical course in composing pop music. Analysis of hit songs and discussion of songs written by the class. Each student will compose melodies and lyrics, helping the poet with music and the musician with poetry.

    MUS 224: Special Studies in Music Literature

    Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: pianists should be of intermediate level proficiency

    Focuses in depth on a special topic in music literature. Topics might include Baroque, classical, romantic, or 20th century keyboard literature. Students will explore musical topics through both lecture and their own performance of representative works. Class may be repeated for up to six units.

    MUS 233: Recording Techniques and MIDI I

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

    Covers topics such as the job market, mics, consoles, tape recorders, and special effects. Teaches concepts including signal flow, multi-tracking, EQ, signal processing, MIDI, mixing and mastering. Students will learn to turn a Mac or PC into a multi-track studio.

    MUS 253: Jazz Improvisation I

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces the techniques of jazz improvisation in a laboratory setting.

    MUS 276: Musical Theatre Practicum

    Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: MUS 176 Nine units of MUS 176.

    A continuation of the skills learned in MUS 176. Students must complete nine credits of MUS 279 as a prerequisite. Each level repeatable up to 9 credits.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. By the completion of the class, the students should, with an accuracy of 75%:
    • Interpret direction that uses theatrical terminology (GE 1)
    • Perform the songs for their character, using appropriate vocal style (belting, character voice or classical delivery) and diction (GE 1)
    • Perform the choreography necessary for their character (GE 1)
    • Analyze the character they are portraying and develop the appropriate posture, tone and facial expression to express that role (GE 1)
    • Use the songs and dances to interpret the story and dramatize the characters, as part of their investigation of an integrated musical. (GE 1)
    • Apply their understanding of the culture and history of the work to the development of their characters. (GE 6)

    MUS 299: Special Topics in Music

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Music: Applied (MUSA)

    Liberal Arts Division

    MUSA 101: Bass-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a personal introduction to the study and performance of music for bass. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 103: Bassoon-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces students to the study and performance of music for bassoon. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 105: Cello-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a personal introduction to the study and performance of music for cello. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 107: Clarinet-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces students to the study and performance of music for clarinet. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 109: Drum Set

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Provides individual instruction in the technique and repertoire of drum set. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 111: Euphonium- Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a personal introduction to the study and performance of music for euphonium. No previous musical training required. Class may be repeated for a total of 4 credits. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 113: Flute-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces students to the study and performance of music for flute. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 115: Guitar

    Units (Credits): 1–4; Prerequisites: none

    Provides individual instruction in the technique and repertoire of the guitar. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 121: Horn-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a personal introduction to the study and performance of music for horn. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 123: Oboe- Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a personal introduction to the study and performance of music for oboe. No previous musical training required. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 125: Organ-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Provides individual instruction in the technique and repertoire of the organ.

    MUSA 127: Percussion-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Offers private instruction in the study and performance of percussion instruments. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 129: Piano-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Considers performance and analysis of keyboard literature from various musical eras, instruction of keyboard technique and application of basic music theory to piano literature. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 131: Saxophone-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces students to the study and performance of music for saxophone. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 135: Trombone-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a personal introduction to the study and performance of music for trombone. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 137: Trumpet-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a personal introduction to the study and performance of music for trumpet. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 139: Tuba-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a personal introduction to the study and performance of music for tuba. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 141: Viola-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a personal introduction to the study and performance of music for viola. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 143: Violin-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a personal introduction to the study and performance of music for violin. Class may be repeated for a total of four units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 145: Voice-Lower Division

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces the correct and pleasing use of the singing voice through a well balanced and coordinated study of vocal literature and exercises. Class may be repeated for a total of nine units. Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.Fee covers cost of 14 half-hour private lessons.

    MUSA 146: Voice II

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Continues development of correct and pleasing use of the voice for singers through study of vocal literature and exercises.

    Music: Ensemble (MUSE)

    Liberal Arts Division

    MUSE 101: Concert Choir

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Study and performance of representative choral music of all periods. Choir is featured in concerts throughout the WNC service area. May be repeated for a total of four units.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. By the completion of the class, the students should, with 75% accuracy:
    • Hold a harmony line in an ensemble (GE 1)
    • Perform with correct posture and attitude (GE 1)
    • Follow a conductor (GE 1)
    • Identify stylistic differences between choral selections from various eras (GE 1)

    MUSE 131: Jazz Ensemble

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: intermediate proficiency on a band instrument

    Introduces study and performance of instrumental jazz ensemble literature. Formerly MUS 230. Class may be repeated for a total of four credits. Prerequisite: intermediate proficiency on a band instrument.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. By the completion of the class, the students should, with an accuracy of 75%:
    1. Demonstrate professional ethics and conduct through prompt and accurate preparation of assigned repertoire and adherence to attendance policy.
    2. Discuss appropriate techniques for interacting within a small jazz group.
    3. Improvise by memory over chord changes (GE 1)
    4. Perform instrumental repertoire from jazz, rock, blues and the American Songbook. (GE 1)
    5. Demonstrate expressive competency of articulation, phrasing and pacing. (GE 1)

    MUSE 135: Jazz Vocal Ensemble

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: instrumentalists should be of intermediate level proficiency. No prerequisites for vocalists

    Explores a variety of styles, including pop, rock and jazz. Formerly MUS 115. Class may be repeated for a total of eight credits. No prerequisites.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. By the completion of the class, the students should, with an accuracy of 75%:
    1. Sing in various styles, including pop, rock and jazz. (GE 1)
    2. Demonstrate expressive competency of articulation, phrasing and pacing. (GE 1)
    3. Perform instrumental repertoire form jazz, rock, blues and the American Songbook. (GE 1)
    4. Demonstrate professional ethics and conduct through prompt and accurate preparation of assigned repertoire and adherence to attendance policy.

    Natural Resources (NRES)

    Liberal Arts Division

    NRES 210: Environmental Pollution

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces pollution control methods that begin with the chemistry of the biosphere with water and air pollution as the focus. Covers the development of pollution control and ways to minimize exposure to the environment and humans. Covers water, air, and soil pollution issues locally and globally.

    NRES 211: Conservation, Humans and Diversity

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Examines the origins, processes, and dynamics that shape biodiversity. Topics include evolution, ecology, and climate dynamics. Human relationships with the environment and biodiversity will be examined by covering topics such as conservation science, climate change, invasion species and restoration ecology.

    Nursing (NURS)

    Nursing and Allied Health Division

    NURS 129: Level I Basic Nursing Skills

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: Submission of required health information

    Prepares students to provide holistic basic nursing care to residents in a long-term care facility. Students will provide total patient care and comfort measures at the level of a nursing assistant while incorporating basic principles of safety and infection control for self and others.

    NURS 130: Nursing Assistant

    Units (Credits): 6; Prerequisites: Basic Life Support/Healthcare Provider CPR certification. See Nursing and Allied Health website for additional information.

    Prepares students to function as nursing assistant trainees who assist licensed nurses in providing direct care to health care consumers across the lifespan in a variety of heath care settings. The 150-hour competency based course is designed to prepare students to achieve certification as a nurse assistant in Nevada. The course is approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing and is in accordance with the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) and Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) regulations.

    NURS 136: Foundations of Nursing Theory

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS 137, NURS 141

    Introduces students to the role of the associate degree nurse in contemporary practice. Students are guided to utilize knowledge from the sciences, humanities and nursing, to understand man as a bio/psycho/social/cultural and spiritual being. Students are introduced to the nursing program organizing concepts and outcomes which include professional behaviors, communication, collaboration, nursing process, clinical decision making, management of care and teaching learning.

    NURS 137: Foundations of Nursing Laboratory

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS 136 & NURS138

    Provides students with knowledge and practical application of basic nursing skills while incorporating concepts learned in NURS 136. Students learn and practice basic bedside nursing skills in personal care, sterile technique, patient safety, and medication administration. Emphasizes the critical elements of nursing procedures and the scientific rationale for performing the procedures correctly.

    NURS 140: Medical Terminology

    Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a basic foundation for students interested in the nursing and allied health field. Emphasis is on analyzing word parts and learning basic prefixes, suffixes and word roots. The course also highlights the body systems: basic anatomy and physiology, including basic terms used in disease and surgical procedures. Appropriate for medical secretaries, medical transcriptionists and for beginning nursing students. (Not equivalent to COT 124)

    NURS 141: Foundations of Nursing Clinical

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS 136 & NURS 137

    Provides opportunities for students to utilize knowledge, concepts and skills learned in first semester nursing courses to meet the bio/psycho/social/cultural and spiritual needs of patients in a long term health care facility. Students use the nursing process and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs at a beginning level to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care.

    NURS 147: Health Assessment Theory

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program or consent of the Nursing and Allied Health director; Corequisites: NURS 148

    Provides opportunities for students to gain knowledge necessary to holistically assess adult and elder patients. Students utilize concepts of previously learned content from prerequisite and corequisite nursing courses including the nursing process and methods of prioritizing to perform nursing assessment and nursing diagnosis. Students learn the difference between a comprehensive assessment, an ongoing/partial assessment, a focused, problem-oriented assessment and an emergency assessment of a resident in a long term care facility. Formerly NURS 200.

    NURS 148: Health Assessment Laboratory

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program or consent of the Nursing and Allied Health director; Corequisites: NURS 147

    Incorporates knowledge from NURS 147 to provide students with learning opportunities to collect, organize, analyze and synthesize health assessment data for adult and elder patients in a laboratory setting using simulation and live patients. Formerly NURS 201.

    NURS 149: Mental Health and Illness Theory

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS 150, NURS 151

    Assists students gain knowledge of nursing care for the patient experiencing primary threats to psychosocial integrity. Examines the principles and practice of psychiatric nursing through a variety of theoretical frameworks and legal and ethical values that guide its practice. Emphasis is placed on the use of culturally relevant therapeutic communication skills, development of therapeutic nurse/patient relationships, and interventions that are grounded in evidence based practice to achieve best practice outcomes. Formerly NURS 236.

    NURS 151: Mental Health and Illness Clinical

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS 149, NURS 150

    Requires students to utilize the nursing process to apply knowledge of the principles and practice of psychiatric nursing to the care of patients experiencing disruptions in psycho/social functioning. Collaborative experiences involving students, members of the psychiatric health care team, patients and their families occur at acute care and outpatient settings. Relevant legal and ethical issues are explored within the context of care of patients with disruptions in psychosocial integrity. Formerly NURS 238.

    NURS 152: Foundations of Pharmacology in Nursing I

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program.

    Provides students with an overview of pharmacology with an emphasis on clinical applications within the context of the nursing process and prioritization of needs; special consideration is given to the physiological, psycho/social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients. Explores indications, modes of action, effects, contraindications and interactions for selected drugs. Specific nursing responsibilities related to drug administration are emphasized. Formerly NURS 141.

    NURS 153: Foundations of Pharmacology in Nursing II

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: NURS 152 and admission to the nursing program

    Provides a continuation of study of pharmacological principles and practices to achieve safe administration of medications. Selected drug classifications are presented, with an emphasis on understanding intended and unintended effects of drugs on body systems. Provides an overview of pharmacology with an emphasis on clinical applications within the context of the nursing process and prioritization of needs.

    NURS 156: Foundations of Pharmacology in Nursing III

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: NURS 153 Admission to the Nursing program required

    Provides a continuation of study of pharmacological principles and practices through in-depth application of principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Designed to expand the nursing student's knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics, which includes the cellular response level, for the clinical application within the cotnext of the nursing process and prioritization of needs for patients across the lifespan. Selected drug classifications of pharmacological agents are examined and applied through case study application and analysis providing opportunity for development of the nursing competencies of clinical judgement, professional identity, use of evidence-based practice, and the facilitation of a spirit of inquiry.

    NURS 165: Medical Surgical Nursing I Theory

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS 166 & NURS 167

    Helps students to integrate knowledge derived from the bio/psycho/social sciences, humanities, nursing and current literature to achieve safe, competent care of adult patients experiencing common alterations in body systems. Organized by the nursing process to achieve best practice outcomes in an acute care medical/surgical setting. Particular emphasis is placed on the concepts of holistic care, patient education, and discharge planning.

    NURS 166: Medical Surgical Nursing I Laboratory

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS 165 & NURS 167

    Teaches students to safely perform intermediate nursing skills (therapeutic procedures) that are encountered in the care of hospitalized adult patients with common alterations in body systems. Emphasizes the critical elements of nursing procedures and the scientific rationale for performing the procedures safely.

    NURS 167: Medical Surgical Nursing I Clinical

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS 165 & NURS 166

    Provides opportunities for students to utilize knowledge from the bio/psycho/social sciences, humanities, nursing and current literature to provide safe, competent care of adult patients experiencing common alterations in body systems. Organized by the nursing process to achieve best practice outcomes in a medical/surgical setting. Particular emphasis is placed on concepts of holistic care, holistic care and patient education.

    NURS 197: Apprentice Nurse Work Study

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: Successful completion of the first semester of the nursing program and consent of instructor

    Provides nursing students with an opportunity to earn college credit through involvement in the Apprentice Nurse program at participating regional health care facilities in Nevada. Offers students the opportunity to practice clinical skills and acclimate to the role of the professional nurse under the direction of a preceptor/s. The skills practiced will be in compliance with the accepted skill list identified by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. May be repeated one time up to six units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA,AB or AS Degree.

    NURS 261: Nursing Care of the Family from Conception through Adolescence (Theory)

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing program required; Corequisites: NURS 262

    Focuses on basic concepts of nursing associated with care of the family experiencing pregnancy, birth, and the care of children. Incorporates knowledge of normal patterns of growth and development, health promotion, and disease prevention strategies. Students analyze care of patients with common health disruptions while continuing to develop the competencies of nursing judgement, use of evidenced-based practice, application of principles associated with professional identify, and the nurturing of a spirit of inquiry within the organizing framework of the nursing process.

    NURS 262: Nursing Care of Family from Conception to Adolescence (Lab/Clinical)

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing program required; Corequisites: NURS 261

    Focuses on the application of concepts addressed NURS 261. Students provide basic care to families experiencing pregnancy, birth, and the care of children from the neonatal stage through adolescence. Provides active, hands-on learning in the laboratory and clinical setting, under the direct supervision of nursing faculty and competent clinical preceptors,to students caring for maternal, newborn, and pediatric patients. The nursing process, QSEN Safety Standards, and the principles of human flourishing, nursing judgement, professional identity, and the spirit of inquiry, will provide the framework for student activities.

    NURS 270: Advanced Clinical Nursing I Theory

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS 271

    Offers clinical theory organized around the nursing process and its application to patient needs. Requires students to apply the principles of providing a safe care environment, while addressing health promotion and health maintenance needs for persons experiencing complex/acute alterations in health. Students will also apply concepts of community care, case management, health teaching and discharge planning.

    NURS 271: Advanced Clinical Nursing I Clinical

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS 270

    Requires students to use the nursing process to identify and prioritize health care needs in the provision of care for patients experiencing complex/acute alterations in health. Expands upon previous clinical learning to include the teaching/learning process and administration of intravenous fluids and medications in the acute care setting.

    NURS 276: Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing II Theory

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS 277

    Assists students in gaining knowledge of nursing care for the patient experiencing primary threats to physiological integrity due to complex multisystem disruption in cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, integumentary, elimination, and digestive systems. Students apply the nursing process to address needs in the psycho/social/cultural and spiritual domains which emerge when there are primary threats to physiological integrity. Related legal, ethical, teaching/learning and communication/documentation issues are also explored.

    NURS 277: Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical

    Units (Credits): 2.5; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program; Corequisites: NURS 276

    Requires students to apply knowledge and skills to the care of adult patients in a simulated laboratory and acute care environments, experiencing needs resulting from complex multisystem disruptions. Students apply the nursing process and utilize information literacy skills to achieve deliberative and competent decision-making that is grounded in evidence based practice to achieve best practice outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on prioritization of care through collaboration with other members of the health care team, patients and their families.

    NURS 284: Role of the ADN Manager of Care

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program

    Utilizes a capstone laboratory/clinical to facilitate the role transition from student to graduate nurse. Students integrate knowledge derived from the bio/psycho/social sciences, humanities and nursing to achieve best practice outcomes for multiple patients and their significant others in the acute care setting. Students apply advanced concepts of leadership and management while functioning in the legal, ethical and regulatory structures of the profession of nursing. In the clinical setting, students will establish a therapeutic environment to meet the needs of multiple patients and their significant others by demonstrating the ability to meet the nursing program educational outcomes.

    NURS 285: Special Topics: Nursing

    Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

    NURS 285: Special Topics: Nursing

    Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

    NURS 40: Infacility Nursing Assistance Program

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Nutrition (NUTR)

    Liberal Arts Division

    NUTR 121: Human Nutrition

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120, MATH 126 or higher or consent of instructor

    Offers a beginning course in the principles of human nutrition including a study of each of the major nutrients and how they relate to good health and a well balanced diet. Includes four laboratory experiences.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of NUTR 121 Human Nutrition, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:
    • Describe and/or define terms such as calories, nutrients, essential nutrients, Recommended Dietary Allowances and malnutrition (GE #1);
    • Illustrate and explain safe food handling, diet and disease relationships, food additives and regulations, nutritional assessment and nutrient deficiencies among various age groups (GE #1);
    • Illustrate and explain the role that nutritional science and technology plays in the modern world (GE #1);
    • Illustrate and explain the role that nutrients play in human health, with a focus on the major nutrients, including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, water, vitamins, minerals. (GE #1);
    • Present accurate calculation and symbolic operations, and explain how such calculations and operations are used in either introductory nutrition or in interpreting information in related fields. (GE #1, #3).

    III. Topics

    All students will have a basic (one semester of a non-traditionally-lab-experienced one-semester course) knowledge of nutrients, nutritional status, recommended dietary allowances, dietary reference intakes, and essential nutrients; problem solving, creative, and critical thinking skills, including distinguishing nutrition fact from fallacy; the principles of nutritional assessment; data collection and interpretation; nutrient percentages on nutrition labels and in planning a well-balanced diet.

    NUTR 205: Sports Nutrition: Exercise and Performance

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: NUTR 121

    Introduces the basic elements of sports nutrition. Presents the scientific basis of the roles played by carbohydrates, fat, protein, water, and key vitamins and minerals as they relate to physical exercise. Presents information on diets during training, timing and composition of pre- and post-competition meals, and the use of supplement ergogenic aids. Provides practical evidence based information for the athlete and individuals wishing to emphasize the role of diet and exercise in promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.

    NUTR 223: Principles of Nutrition

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: BIOL 190 and 190L with a grade of C or better or CHEM 121 with a grade of C or better

    Studies nutrient functions and basis for nutrient requirements at the cellular level. Three hours lecture.

    Occupational Health and Safety (OSH)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    OSH 101: Introduction to Safety & Health

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Provides students with information and skills necessary to understanding and insuring safety and health in a variety of work locations. Specific attention is paid to Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Act, NRS Chapter 618. Covers the OSHA responsibilities of employers and employees, inspection procedures, complaint procedures, citations, and maximum mandatory penalties.

    Philosophy (PHIL)

    Liberal Arts Division

    PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophy

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Studies basic problems in different areas of philosophy such as ethics, political theory, metaphysics, and epistemology.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • Identify and explain the major branches of philosophy (e.g., metaphysics, epistemology, etc.); (GE 1)
    • Identify and explain philosophical language, individual philosophers and philosophical schools of thought; (GE 1)
    • Practice the Socratic method and other tools of analysis in oral communication in class discussions;
    • Critically analyze and interpret primary texts of philosophy; (GE2) and
    • Develop critical thinking in written communication by analyzing philosophical arguments and creating original arguments; (GE 2)

    III. Topics

    • The Discipline of Philosophy
      • Metaphysics
      • Epistemology
      • Logic
    • Metaphysics & Epistemology in the Greek Period
      • Pre-Socratics
      • Socrates
      • Plato
      • Aristotle
    • Christian Eras
      • Augustine
      • Thomas Aquinas
    • Modern Metaphysics & Epistemology
      • Rene Descartes
      • Thomas Hobbes
      • Benedictus Spinoza
      • John Locke
      • George Berkeley
    • 18th & 19th Centuries
      • David Hume
      • Immanuel Kant
      • G. F. Hegel
      • Arthur Schopenhauer
    • Continental Traditions
      • Existentialism
      • Phenomenology
    • Pragmatic and Analytic Traditions
      • Bertrand Russell
      • Wittgenstein
    • Moral Philosophy
      • Epicureans and Stoics
      • Utilitarianism
      • Deontological Ethics (i.e., Kant)
      • Virtue Ethics (e.g., Nietzsche)
    • Political Philosophy
      • Plato
      • Aristotle
      • Hobbes
      • Natural Law
      • John Stuart Mill
      • Marxism
      • Liberalism

    PHIL 102: Critical Thinking & Reasoning

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Covers nonsymbolic introduction to logical thinking in everyday life, law, politics, science, advertising; common fallacies; and the uses of language, including techniques of persuasion.

    PHIL 114: Introduction to Logic

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces symbolic logic. Studies the principles of correct reasoning, using the symbolic techniques of propositional calculus and basic quantifier calculus.

    PHIL 135: Introduction to Ethics

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Provides an introduction to representative classical ethical theories.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • Identify and explain major branches of moral philosophy; (GE1)
    • identify and explain key concepts of moral philosophy; (GE1)
    • identify and differentiate between key philosophers of moral philosophy; (GE1)
    • critically analyze and interpret primary texts of moral philosophy; and (GE2)
    • research a significant social or ethical issue and create an original response to solving this issue. (GE2, GE4, GE6)

    III. Topics

    • Developing Ethics and Moral Philosophy
      • What are moral questions?
      • The challenge of cultural relativism
      • Subjectivism in ethics
    • Identifying contemporary moral issues
      • Environment
      • Economic justice
      • Healthcare issues
      • Human Rights
      • Identity
    • Religion and Morality
      • Divine Command Theory
      • Natural Law
    • Virtue Ethics
      • Plato
      • Aristotle
      • Nietzsche
    • Thomas Hobbes and the Social Contract
    • Kant and the Categorical Imperative
    • John Stuart Mill and Utilitarianism
    • Feminism and the Ethics of Care
    • Ethical Egoism
    • Applying Moral Philosophy
      • Analyzing contemporary issues with different ethical theories
      • Creating solutions to contemporary ethical issues

    PHIL 145: Religion in American Life

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    PHIL 180: Ufology

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Surveys ufology in our popular culture as well as a presentation of ufological theories thought to explain the evidence for ufological claims. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    PHIL 200: Judeo-Christian Tradition

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Studies the major religious philosophical beliefs found in the Old and New Testaments, along with the ways these concepts were modified in post-biblical cosmology.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • Identify the major historical events and cultures that shaped the formation of Hebrew and Christian Scriptures; (GE1)
    • identify the major historical events and cultures that shaped the formation of Judaism, Christianity and Islam; (GE1, GE5)
    • identify and explain the moral, theological and philosophical themes of Judaism and Christianity; (GE1, GE5)
    • analyze and interpret primary sources from Ancient Mesopotamia, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; (GE2) and
    • research and critically evaluate one significant topic that relates to a significant contemporary or enduring problem in Judeo-Christian history or scriptures. (GE2, GE4, and GE6)

    III. Topics

    • Ancient Mesopotamian Religions
      • Enuma Elish
      • Gilgamesh
      • Hammurabi’s Code
    • Biblical Criticism
      • Source Criticism (i.e. Wellhausen’s Documentary Hypothesis)
      • Historical Criticism
    • Origins of Judaism
      • Abrahamic Covenants
      • Akedah
      • Moses & Mosaic Covenants
      • Davidic Covenant
    • The History of the Divided Kingdoms
      • Judah and Israel
      • Assyrian Invasion
      • Babylonian Exile
    • Post-Exile Israel
      • Persian Influence - Zoroastrianism
      • Greek Influence
      • Septuagint
      • Maccabbees’ Revolt
    • Judaism before and after Roman rule
      • Factions of Judaism (e.g. Essenes & Dead Sea Scrolls, etc.)
      • Destruction of Temple & Diaspora
      • Rabbinic Judaism
      • The formation of the TANAKH
    • The Jesus Movement
      • Historical Jesus
      • Gospels and Early Christian Literature
      • Non-Canonical Gospels (e.g., Thomas, etc.)
    • Christianity before 325 C.E.
      • New Religious Movement (111 C.E.)
      • Gnosticism
      • Marcionism
      • Irenaeus
      • Persecution
    • Constantine & Early Christian Councils
      • Edict of Milan
      • Council of Nicaea
      • New Testament Canon
      • Council of Chalcedon
      • Eastern Fathers’ views on Trinity
      • Augustine on Original Sin
    • Rise of Islam
      • Life of Muhammad
      • Muslim Beliefs and Practices
      • Muslim Philosophers
      • Factions of Islam
    • Early Philosophical Perspectives
      • Maimonides
      • Thomas Aquinas
      • Averroes
    • Mysticism
      • Judaism - Kabbalah
      • Christianity
      • Islam - Sufism
    • Reform Movements
      • John Wycliffe
      • Martin Luther
      • John Calvin
      • H. Zwingli
      • Henry VIII

    PHIL 203: Introduction to Existentialism

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Reviews readings from Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Sarte and Heidegger. An examination of the existentialist concepts: "being" and "nonbeing," "estrangement," "dread," "anxiety" and "freedom."

    PHIL 204: Contemporary Philosophy

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Reviews the late 19th century movements as basis for the study of 20th century developments in thought from Nietzsche through existentialism, neopositivism, and American naturalism.

    PHIL 207: Introduction to Political Philosophy

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Provides readings and discussion of theories concerning the nature of society and political structure from classical and contemporary philosophers.

    PHIL 210: World Religions

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Examines the main moral and religious views of world religions.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • Increase their knowledge and appreciation of the world’s religions by differentiating how they name The Sacred; (GE1, GE5)
    • identify and distinguish the basic moral tenants, doctrines and religious practices of the world’s major religious traditions; (GE 1, GE5)
    • identify and distinguish myth, ritual, symbol, architecture and artistic expression among the world’s major religious traditions; (GE1, GE5)
    • analyze and interpret primary sources from the world’s major religious traditions; (GE2); and
    • create a project that synthesizes ideas from at two different disciplines (e.g. Anthropology, History, Philosophy, etc.) to address a significant contemporary or enduring problem related to religion. (GE2, GE6)

    III. Topics

    • The Study of Religion
      • The definitions of religion
      • Elements of Religion
      • Religion from multiple disciplines (e.g., Anthropology, History, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, etc.)
    • Hinduism
      • Origins of Vedic Religion
      • Theology of Upanishads (e.g., Brahman, Atman, etc.)
      • Sacred Texts (e.g., Bhagavad Gita)
      • Yoga
    • Buddhism
      • Life of Buddha
      • Common Buddhist Teachings
        • Three Marks of Reality
        • Four Noble Truths
        • Five Precepts
      • Branches of Buddhism
        • Theravada
        • Mahayana (e.g., Zen)
        • Tibetan/Vajrayana
    • Taoism
      • Lao Tzu
      • Sacred Texts
      • Central Concepts
        • Tao
        • Wu-Wei
      • Branches
        • Philosophical
        • Religious
    • Confucianism
      • Life of Confucius
      • Sacred Texts
      • Five Great Relationships
      • Confucian Virtues (e.g., Jen/Ren, Wen, etc.)
    • Judaism
      • Covenants (e.g., Abraham, Moses, etc.)
      • Sacred Text (TANAKH).
      • History of Biblical Judaism
        • Divided Kingdoms
        • Destruction of Temples
      • Modern Judaism
        • Beliefs
        • Practices
        • Divisions within Modern Judaism
        • Christianity
    • The Life of Jesus
      • New Testament Literature
      • Common Beliefs and Practices
      • History of Early Christianity
      • Branches of Christianity
        • Eastern Orthodoxy
        • Roman Catholicism
        • Protestantism
    • Islam
      • The Life of Muhammad
      • Sacred Text
      • Early History of Islam
      • Common Beliefs and Practices
      • Branches of Islam
        • Sunni
        • Shiite
        • Sufi
    • Optional - New Religious Movements
    • Religion in the Modern World

    PHIL 217: Introduction to the Study of Marxism

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    PHIL 224: Introduction to Philosophy of Science

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Studies philosophical problems and implications of historical and contemporary scientific inquiry, e.g. the nature of laws, theories, explanations, scientific revolutions, values, relations of science and society.

    PHIL 299: Special Topics in Philosophy

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    Physics (PHYS)

    Liberal Arts Division

    PHYS 100: Introductory Physics

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120, MATH 126 or higher or consent of instructor

    Introduces students to a broad range of concepts in physics from basic classical mechanics to modern physics. Students will conduct at least four experiments with many demonstrations performed throughout the course.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to general concepts in physics across a broad range of topics in physics. Upon successful completion of PHYS 100 (defined as a letter grade of C or better, 73% or higher overall score) learners will be able to:
    • Demonstrate a working knowledge of concepts covering a broad range of physical phenomena.
    • Gather and interpret data through guided scientific procedures.

    III. Topics

    Topics include but are not limited to the following. The process of scientific inquiry, classical mechanics, wave mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, atomic physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, relativity, and cosmology.

    PHYS 151: General Physics I

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 126, MATH 127, MATH 128 or equivalent

    Provides a course in physics for students in arts and science, medicine and dentistry, and agriculture. Emphasis is on mechanics, heat, and sound.

    PHYS 152: General Physics II

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: PHYS 151 or consent of instructor

    Emphasizes light, electricity, magnetism and nuclear physics.

    PHYS 180: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 181 ; Corequisites: PHYS 180L

    Explores vectors, rectilinear motion, particle dynamics, work and energy, momentum, rotational mechanics, oscillations, gravitation, fluids, wave properties and sound. Students must co-enroll in both lecture and lab to receive credit.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is to introduce Newtonian mechanics with a basis in calculus level mathematics in preparation for further study in engineering, physics, and other sciences. Upon successful completion of PHYS 180 (defined as a letter grade of C or better, 73% or higher overall score) learners will be able to:
    1. Recognize and describe important characteristics of physical systems undergoing mechanical translation, rotation, and/or oscillation. (ISLO #1, #4, #6)
    2. Calculate quantitative predictions and draw qualitative conclusions regarding the motion, interactions, and configurations of physical systems undergoing mechanical translation, rotation, and/or oscillation. (ILSO #1, #3, #6)
    3. Examine a variety of physical systems and verify the behavior of parts of that system when subject to interactions with objects both inside and outside the system. (ISLO #3, #6)

    III. Topics

    This course introduces learners to Newtonian mechanics and its application to predicting the behavior of mechanical systems. Topics will include dimensional analysis, vectors, rectilinear motion, rotational motion, oscillatory motion, particle dynamics, rotational dynamics, work and energy, linear momentum, and rotational momentum. These fundamentals will be employed to help describe a variety of physical phenomena possibly including, but not limited to, universal gravitation, fluids, deformable objects, mechanical waves, and sound.

    PHYS 180L: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites or Corequisites: MATH 181 ; Corequisites: PHYS 180

    Explores vectors, rectilinear motion, particle dynamics, work and energy, momentum, rotational mechanics, oscillations, gravitation, fluids, wave properties and sound. Students must co-enroll in both lecture and lab to receive credit.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is to reinforce concepts and practices in PHYS 180 while also acquiring skills in experimental design, data collection and analysis, and scientific writing. Upon successful completion of PHYS 180L (defined as a letter grade of C or better, 73% or higher overall score) learners will be able to:
    1. Produce valid hypotheses regarding topics in Newtonian mechanics. (ISLO #1, #4, #6)
    2. Design and implement experiments which can confirm or deny hypotheses. (ISLO #1, #6)
    3. Produce written reports about experiments and their outcomes. (ISLO #2, #3, #6)

    III. Topics

    Experiments in this course will address topics including, but not limited to, measurement and uncertainty, one dimensional motion, projectile motion, Newton’s laws of motion, friction, centripetal force, work and energy, impulse and momentum, and rotational dynamics.

    PHYS 181: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PHYS 180 ; Corequisites: PHYS 181L, MATH 182

    Explores electric fields, potential, current, dielectrics, circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetic oscillations, thermodynamics and kinetic theory of gases. Students must co-enroll in both lecture and lab to receive credit.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is to introduce electrodynamics, circuits, and thermodynamics with a basis in calculus level mathematics in preparation for further study in engineering, physics, and other sciences. Upon successful completion of PHYS 181 (defined as a letter grade of C or better, 73% or higher overall score) learners will be able to:
    1. Recognize and describe important characteristics of physical systems involving heat flow, entropy, kinetic theory of gases, electric charge, electric fields, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, and simple electric circuits. (ISLO #1, #4, #6)
    2. Calculate quantitative predictions and draw qualitative conclusions regarding the interactions and configurations of physical systems involving heat flow, entropy, kinetic theory of gases, electric charge, electric fields, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, and simple electric circuits. (ILSO #1, #3, #6)
    3. Examine a variety of physical systems and verify the behavior of parts of that system when subject to interactions with physical effects both inside and outside the system. (ISLO #3, #6)

    III. Topics

    This course introduces learners to classical thermodynamics and classical electromagnetism. Topics will include heat, temperature, thermal expansion/contraction, calorimetry, heat engines, entropy, the Coulomb force, electric fields, electric potential, capacitance, electric current, electrical resistance, magnetic fields,the Lorentz force, electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic waves, and simple AC and DC circuits.

    PHYS 181L: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: MATH 182, PHYS 180 ; Corequisites: PHYS 181

    Explores electric fields, potential, current, dielectrics, circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetic oscillations, thermodynamics and kinetic theory of gases. Students must co-enroll in both lecture and lab to receive credit.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is to reinforce concepts and practices in PHYS 181 while also acquiring skills in experimental design, data collection and analysis, and scientific writing. Upon successful completion of PHYS 181L (defined as a letter grade of C or better, 73% or higher overall score) learners will be able to:
    1. Produce valid hypotheses regarding topics in classical thermodynamics and classical electromagnetism. (ISLO #1, #4, #6)
    2. Design and implement experiments which can confirm or deny hypotheses. (ISLO #1, #6)
    3. Produce written reports about experiments and their outcomes. (ISLO #2, #3, #6)

    III. Topics

    Experiments and simulations in this course will address topics including, but not limited to, heat and temperature, thermal expansion, calorimetry, heat engines, the Coulomb force, electric fields, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, capacitance, and DC and AC electric circuits.

    PHYS 182: Physics for Scientists and Engineers III

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PHYS 181 ; Corequisites: PHYS 182L

    Explores light, optical systems, relativity, wave aspects of particles, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, semiconductors, radioactivity, nuclear physics and particles. Students must co-enroll in both lecture and lab to receive credit.

    PHYS 182L: Physics for Scientists and Engineers III Lab

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: MATH 182, PHYS 181 ; Corequisites: PHYS 182

    Explores light, optical systems, relativity, wave aspects of particles, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, semiconductors, radioactivity, nuclear physics and particles. Students must co-enroll in both lecture and lab to receive credit.

    PHYS 293: Directed Study

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: PHYS 151, PHYS 180

    Provides individual study conducted under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for up to six units.

    Political Science (PSC)

    Liberal Arts Division

    PSC 100: Nevada Constitution

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101.

    Introduces the political history of Nevada through an examination of the Nevada Constitution. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.

    PSC 103: Principles of American Constitutional Government

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Studies constitutions of U.S. and Nevada with specific attention to various principles and current problems of government. Satisfies United States and Nevada Constitution requirements.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • Demonstrate working knowledge of key concepts, principles, themes, and major content areas needed to explain and solve problems associated with American constitutional government. (Working Knowledge, GE 1)
    • Write effective projects, papers, and reports. (Written Communication, ISLO 2)
    • Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete projects, activities, and papers. (Information Literacy, GE 4 and ISLO 4)

    III. Topic

    Foundation of Government.
    1. American Government: Roots, Context, and Culture.
    2. The United States and Nevada Constitution.
    3. The Federal System.
    4. Civil Liberties.
    5. Civil Rights.
    Institutions of Government.
    1. Congress.
    2. Presidency.
    3. The Executive Branch and the Federal Bureaucracy.
    4. The Judiciary.
    Political Behavior.
    1. Public Opinion and Political Socialization.
    2. Political Parties.
    3. Elections and Voting.
    4. The Campaign Process.
    5. The News Media.
    6. Interest Groups.
    Public Policy.
    1. Domestic Policy.
    2. Economic Policy.
    3. Foreign and Defense Policy.

    PSC 208: Survey of State & Local Government

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101.

    Surveys the the organization, working principles and functional processes of state and local governments in the United States, including Nevada. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement.

    PSC 210: American Public Policy

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101, or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101.

    Explores an analysis of the interplay of forces involved in policy-making at all levels of American government. Studies the impact of policy on individuals and institutions.

    PSC 211: Introduction to Comparative Politics

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or ability to enroll in ENG 101.

    Provides an analysis of similarities and differences in the governing processes of different societies.

    PSC 231: Introduction to International Relations

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none; Recommended: Completion or corequisite of ENG 101 or eligibility to enroll in ENG 101.

    Explores policy making institutions, foreign policies and politics of various nations.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    1. Identify important terminology, concepts, principles, themes, and major content areas in international relations. (GE 1)
    2. Write quality essays and assignments. (GE 2)
    3. Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete assignments and papers. (GE 4)
    4. Draw a conclusion about how to solve a significant contemporary or enduring international relations problem, and present a rational defense of the conclusion. (GE 6)

    III. Topics

    • Trend and Transformation in World Politics.
      1. Exploring World Politics.
      2. Theories of World Politics.
      3. Theories of International Decision Making.
    • The Globe’s Actors and Their Relations.
      1. Rivalries and Relations among the Great Powers.
      2. The Global South in a World of Powers.
      3. Nonstate Actors and the Quest for Global Community.
    • Confronting Armed Conflict.
      1. The Threat of Armed Conflict to the World.
      2. The Pursuit of Power through Arms and Alliances.
      3. The Quest for Peace through International Law and Collective Security.
    • Human Security, Prosperity, and Responsibility.
      1. The Globalization of International Finance.
      2. International Trade in the Global Marketplace.
      3. The Demographic and Cultural Dimensions of Globalization.
      4. The Promotion of Human Development and Human Rights.
      5. Global Responsibility for the Preservation of the Environment.
    • Thinking about the Future of World Politics.
      1. Looking Ahead at Global Trends and Transformations.

    PSC 241: Survey of Public Administration

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Survey of the role of executive agencies in governmental process. Attention focused upon bureaucratic procedures for planning, budgeting, utilizing personnel, communicating, and decision making.

    Power Equipment Technician (PET)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    PET 108: Power Equipment Technician Motorcycle Maintenance II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PET 107 or consent of instructor

    Continues PET 107. Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of motorcycles. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools and hand-held test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different motorcycle systems. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    Psychology (PSY)

    Liberal Arts Division

    PSY 101: General Psychology

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    PSY 101 introduces the field of psychology. Covers major principles and their application to the study of human behavior.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of psychology and/or apply knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, learners will have demonstrated they can:
    1. Identify important terminology, concepts, and principles from the major fields and perspectives in psychology. (GE 1)
    2. Write quality essays and assignments based upon the American Psychological Association’s style manual (GE 2).
    3. Describe, explain, or apply selected concepts and principles from approaches and perspectives in psychology, including scientific principles and procedures. (GE 6).
    4. Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in psychology and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).

    III. Topics

    The course introduces students to the major fields and principles of psychology: major perspectives, neuroscience, perception, consciousness, behaviorism, learning, memory, developmental psychology, cognition, intelligence, motivation, emotion, social psychology, personality, and psychological disorders.

    PSY 102: Psychology of Personal/Social Adjustment

    Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: none

    Focuses on understanding and applying psychological principles and theories to personal development and human relationships.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge about principles and concepts important to personal and social adjustment. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, learners will have demonstrated they can:
    • Identify important terminology, concepts, and principles from the range of topics important to personal and social adjustment. (GE 1)
    • Use and evaluate self-improvement strategies and activities. (GE 6)
    • Provide insights into their own behavior and mental processes (GE 6)
    • Write quality essays and assignments based upon the American Psychological Association’s style manual (GE 2).

    III. Topics

    Major topics covered include adjustment, personality, stress and coping skills, individual development, health, social thinking, communication, relationships, gender and sexuality, careers, disorders and psychotherapy.

    PSY 120: The Psychology of Human Performance

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PSY 101 or consent of instructor

    Surveys the psychology of human performance. Explores the psychological, emotional, and strategic dimensions of human performance. Emphasis will be to provide students with a comprehensive background that they can apply to their own performance areas.

    PSY 130: Human Sexuality

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Covers major topics in human sexuality such as gender, sexual anatomy, sexually-transmitted diseases, sexual response and disorders, sexual orientation, sexual coercion, and commercial sex.

    PSY 210: Introduction to Statistical Methods

    Units (Credits): 3–4; Prerequisites: PSY 101, SOC 101, MATH096 or consent of instructor

    Develops an understanding of statistical methods and training in the useful presentation and interpretation of behavioral science data, including elementary computer use. Same as SOC 210.

    PSY 220: Principles of Educational Psychology

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PSY 101 or consent of instructor

    Introduces the application of psychology principles of learning and cognitive development.

    PSY 230: Introduction to Personality Psychology

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces students to personality testing and the major approaches to the study of personality, including the influence of heredity, learning, the unconscious, etc.

    PSY 233: Child Psychology

    Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: PSY 101 or consent of instructor

    Psy 233 explains the growth and development of children from conception through early adolescence.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge about child development, including major theories, principles, research methods, and issues. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    1. Identify important terminology, concepts, principles, theories, and models from the field of child development. (GE 1)
    2. Draw conclusions about the role of biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional processes in child development. (GE 6)
    3. Use materials from the course to design an approach or process that will either further the understanding of development of children or improve the welfare of children. (GE 6)
    4. Present substantially error-free prose based upon the American Psychological Association’s style manual in all written assignments and presentations (GE 2).

    PSY 234: Adolescent Psychology

    Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: PSY 101 or consent of instructor

    Psy 234 explains psychological development during adolescence with emphasis on special problems in American society: drug abuse, pregnancy, and familial problems.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge about adolescence, including major theories, principles, research methods, and issues. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    1. Identify important terminology, concepts, principles, theories, and models from the study of adolescence. (GE 1)
    2. Draw conclusions about the role of biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional processes in adolescence. (GE 6)
    3. Use materials from the course to design an approach or process that will either further the understanding of adolescence or improve the welfare of adolescents. (GE 6)
    4. Present substantially error-free prose based upon the American Psychological Association’s style manual in all written assignments and presentations (GE 2).

    PSY 240: Introduction to Research Methods

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PSY 101 or consent of instructor

    Introduces how hypotheses are objectively tested in the social sciences, including research design, data collection, and interpretation of results.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to research in psychology with an emphasis on a critical examination of research design issues. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon successful completion of this course, learners will have demonstrated they can:
    • Demonstrate working knowledge of concepts, principles, and terminology of the major research designs used in psychology. (GE1)
    • Review published journal articles with an emphasis on the evaluation of research strategies used in social research. (GE 6)
    • Select and defend research strategies that can be used to solve significant or enduring problems. (GE 6)
    • Correctly use the American Psychological Association (APA) style in all writing for the course. (GE 2)

    III. Topics

    Topics include scientific approaches to research, measurement and ethical issues in psychological research, correlational research strategies, case and clinical studies, observational research, survey research, core and specialized experimental designs, and overview of qualitative approaches.

    PSY 241: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PSY 101 or consent of instructor

    Covers causes, symptoms, and treatments of major psychological disorders, including anxiety, dissociative, mood, somatoform, eating, schizophrenia and substance-related disorders.

    PSY 261: Introduction to Social Psychology

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PSY 101, SOC 101 or consent of instructor

    Examines how the presence of others influences thoughts and behavior, including research on close relationships, persuasion, stereotyping, aggression, and group dynamics.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge about social psychology, including major theories, principles, research methods, and applications of social psychology to contemporary issues. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they:
    • Have a working knowledge of key concepts, principles, theories, and research from social psychology. (GE 1)
    • Can correctly use the American Psychological Association’s style in all writing in the course. (GE 2)
    • Locate, evaluate, and use information relevant to assignments. (GE 4)
    • Present an approach for resolving a significant contemporary problem based upon principles and research from social psychology. (GE 6)

    PSY 271: Psychology & the Family

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Explores the relationship of the individual and the family.

    PSY 275: Undergraduate Research

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PSY 101, PSY 210, PSY 240

    Requires independent or collaborative research.

    PSY 276: Aging in Modern American Society

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    PSY 280: Understanding Men and Women

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PSY 101 or consent of instructor

    Explores the similarities and differences between the sexes, the consequences of these differences for the individual and society, and how to analyze explanations of gender/sex related behaviors. The course fulfills the diversity requirement for the core curriculum at UNR.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge about the importance of gender on individuals and society. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they:
    1. Have a working knowledge of key issues, themes, and theories relevant to explaining differences and similarities between males and females. (GE 1)
    2. Can correctly use the American Psychological Association’s style in all writing in the course. (GE 2).
    3. Locate, evaluate, and use information relevant to assignments. (GE 4)
    4. Draw conclusions about the influence of gender on individuals and modern society. (GE 6)

    PSY 285: Psychology of Love Relationships

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    PSY 299: Special Topics

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Explores special topics which vary across semesters. A maximum of three credits may be applied towards a WNC degree.

    Reading (READ)

    Liberal Arts Division

    READ 135: College Reading Strategies

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: READ093 with a C or better, reading placement exam, or consent of instructor

    Helps the average reader improve reading efficiency through practice with advanced comprehension skills. Reading rate is thereby improved indirectly. Students with heavy academic or on-the-job reading will benefit. Attention is also given to expanding reading vocabularies.

    READ 93: Reading Improvement

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Reviews fundamental reading skills. Includes word attack skills, vocabulary development, dictionary skills and reading comprehension. Recommended minimal reading level for this course is between fourth and fifth grades. Course does not correct reading disabilities. Grading: pass/fail.

    READ 95: Reading and Improvement

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Improves fundamental reading skills, including word-attack skills, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, fluency, and interpretation.

    Real Estate (RE)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    RE 101: Real Estate Principles I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Prepares students for careers in the real estate profession. Includes law of agency, listing agreements, encumbrances, legal descriptions, taxes, contracts and escrow. This course, along with RE 103, satisfies requirements of the Real Estate Division and Commission for taking the salesperson exam.

    RE 103: Real Estate Principles II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: RE 101

    Provides in-depth study of the real estate profession including Nevada real estate laws. Covers rules and regulations pertaining to NRS 645 and NRS 119, along with listing procedures, contracts, closing statements and office procedures.

    RE 206: Real Estate Appraising

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Acquaints the student with appraising concepts and skills for appraising real estate for sale tax purposes. Covers basic principles, economic trends, site analysis valuation, neighborhood evaluations, residential style and functional utility.

    RE 295: Work Experience I

    Units (Credits): 1–4; Prerequisites: none

    Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    Recreation & Physical Education (PEX)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    PEX 105: Scuba

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Features PADI Open Water Dive and teaches foundational knowledge and skills needed to dive with a buddy, independent of supervision. Open Water Divers are qualified to obtain air fills, equipment, and services, and may plan, conduct, and log no stop dives in conditions with which they have training and experience.

    PEX 107: Swimming

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Covers water safety, floating, the backstroke, Austrian crawl and other strokes. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

    PEX 112: Baseball

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

    Focuses on advanced baseball skill development, competition techniques and strategy for highly skilled, first year participants in competitive baseball. May be repeated for up to six units.

    PEX 117: Golf

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Covers fundamentals of golf.

    PEX 122: Racquetball

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Covers the fundamentals of racquetball.

    PEX 125: Softball

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Focuses on advanced softball skill development, competition techniques and strategy for highly skilled participants in competitive softball. May be repeated for up to six units.

    PEX 127: Tennis

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces the basic rules, techniques, fundamentals, and strategies concerned with the game of tennis. Intermediate and advanced levels perfect and build upon the skills taught in the beginning level. May be offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.

    PEX 130: Backpacking

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Covers the fundamentals of backpacking. Safety skills will also be discussed.

    PEX 136: Snowboarding

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: intermediate snowboarding ability

    Teaches skidded turn with good speed and control on green and blue terrain. Consists of a combination of on-the-snow classes at an established ski area and classroom instruction at the college. Students will be assigned to small groups based on their present snowboarding ability. Any additional on-snow instruction will be by certified instructors employed by the ski area.

    PEX 139: Wilderness Skills

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Provides basic survival information. May include field trips to allow students hands-on experience in the field.

    PEX 142: Judo

    Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

    Provides students with the basic elements of the martial arts of Jujitsu and Judo, to enable them to gain greater control of their bodies and their emotions. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

    PEX 143: Karate

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Covers the basic history, philosophy and origins of Karate systems. Students are provided with demonstrations of the basic moves and are allowed to practice the moves with feedback. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

    PEX 148: Tai Chi

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Familiarizes students with the forms, sequence and movements of Tai Chi. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

    PEX 151: Bicycling

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Covers the fundamentals of bicycling.

    PEX 154: Dance

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Explores dance positions, leading and following, and proper usage of rhythm. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level. May be repeated for up to four units.

    PEX 159: Horsemanship

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Helps students understand the principles of dressage and show jumping and to improve their skills in both sports. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

    PEX 169: Yoga

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Covers asana postures with emphasis on alignment and working with modifications for students who have injuries and need to adjust their postures. Breathing, meditation, and chanting incorporated. Presents the benefits, history and different styles and types of yoga.

    PEX 170: Aerobics

    Units (Credits): 1–4; Prerequisites: none

    Engages students in cardiovascular activity for sustained time periods through a low impact, high intensity format. May be offered at the beginning or intermediate level.

    PEX 172: Body Contouring and Conditioning

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Seeks to enhance physical activity to improve overall health and quality of life. Students will learn knowledge of muscle groups, target heart rate, and the potential benefits of regular exercise which includes improved cardiovascular endurance, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and improved body contour. Students will participate in aerobic activities, calisthenics, and sculpting-isometric exercise, sports, conditioning, and flexibility training.

    PEX 176: General Physical Fitness

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Covers general physical fitness.

    PEX 180: Strength Training

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

    Introduces resistance training and proper lifting techniques to strength (weight) training students. Safety rules, proper use of equipment and concepts of lifting will be emphasized.

    PEX 183: Weight Training

    Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces students to weight training principles.

    PEX 184: Conditioning, Intercollegiate Athletics

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

    Teaches the fundamentals of general and sports specific conditioning. All aspects of physical and psychological development are incorporated in this class. Strength, power, speed, acceleration, muscular hypertrophy and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, motor skills and agility drills are taught and practiced. The class will include general physical preparation sport fitness, plyometrics, agility drills and sports specific conditioning. The students will learn about the principle of year-round conditioning, including conditioning appropriate to the off-season, preparatory period, pre-competition period and competition period.

    PEX 193: Intercollegiate Soccer

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: must be a member of the WNC soccer team

    Participation on the intercollegiate soccer team. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

    PEX 199: Special Topics

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Offers special topics which vary across semesters. A maximum of six units may be applied towards a WNC degree.

    Russian (RUS)

    Liberal Arts Division

    RUS 101: Russian, Conversational I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Emphasizes spoken communication and listening skills; reading and writing skills will be explored. A vocabulary of Russian-English words can be developed to suit students needs. and to increase fluency in the speaking, reading and writing of Russian. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    RUS 111: First Year Russian I

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

    Develops language skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing and structural analysis. Includes an introduction to Russian culture.

    RUS 112: First Year Russian II

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: RUS 111 or consent of instructor

    Continues with the second semester of the course to build on speaking, writing and reading skills in the Russian language.

    Senior Computing (SENR)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    SENR 101: Personal Computing For Seniors I

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: none

    Offers hands-on course designed for the senior student who has little or no experience with PC's. Explains PC hardware and software, basic terminology, instructs how to wisely purchase a personal computer for present and future needs and advises how to set up a home computing work area. Student receives hands-on instruction in the basic use of word processing, learning to compose, format, edit, save and print letters and documents. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    SENR 102: Personal Computing For Seniors II

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: SENR 101 or equivalent

    Offers hands-on instruction for the senior who has a basic knowledge of personal computer and word processing and wishes to learn the basics of other software applications. The student will receive a review or word processing techniques, along with hands-on introductory instruction in the basic use of spreadsheets, databases, presentation, Internet and e-mail software. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    SENR 103: Personal Computing For Seniors III

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: SENR 101 or equivalent

    Builds on students' knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, Access and Excel. This class will also include Microsoft Word's mail merge feature, Access tables, Outlook contacts, inserting an Excel spreadsheet into a Word document, and attaching Word or Excel files to an Access field. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    SENR 104: Personal Computing For Seniors IV

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: SENR 101 or equivalent

    Teaches how to enhance documents through the use of graphics. Helps students becomes familiar with various graphic programs, including PowerPoint and Publisher. Teaches how to scan pictures and documents into a computer. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    SENR 105: Internet For Seniors

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: SENR 101 or equivalent

    Offers hands-on course designed for the senior student who has a basic knowledge of personal computers and wishes to learn how to access the Internet and use software to explore the World Wide Web. Students will learn to use various search engines to find people through white pages, business and services through yellow page search services and information. The student will download files, use e-mail and transfer attachments. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    SENR 110: File and Disk Management For Seniors

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: SENR 101 or equivalent

    Offers hands-on instruction for the participant who has basic/intermediate knowledge of personal computers and wishes to learn how to effectively manage and organize PC files by using more advanced procedures and methods. Participants will learn how to utilize the Windows Explore and My Computer features for day-to-day disk management. It also teaches the skills to create, find, copy, move and delete files and folders, and to perform other necessary disk housekeeping tasks. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    Social Work (SW)

    Liberal Arts Division

    SW 101: Introduction to Social Work

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces the profession of social work within a historical context. Emphasis on values, human diversity, analysis of social problem solving and fields of practice.

    SW 230: Crisis Intervention

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Analyzes types of crisis theory, effects of crisis on the individual, family and community. Looks at methods and resources for crisis intervention.

    SW 250: Social Welfare History and Policy

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Explores the historical development of the social work profession and current policies governing the social service delivery system within the United States. Presents social policy as a social construction influenced by a range of ideologies and interests. Special attention is paid to social welfare policy and programs relevant to the practice of social work, including poverty, child and family well-being, mental and physical disability, health, and racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities. Includes a focus on the role of policy in creating, maintaining or eradicating social inequities.

    SW 310: HBSE I Structural Factors and Macro Systems

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SW 101, SW 250

    First course in a two course sequence that promotes a multidimensional understanding of human functioning and behavior across systems and the life course. Specifically examines human behavior manifested in larger systems as well as the reciprocal relationship between individual functioning and social institutions. Orients students to social work perspectives that view human behavior as being influenced and impinged upon by environmental forces. Advances student's ability to critically examine the role of power, privilege and oppression in shaping life experiences.

    SW 321: Basics of Professional Communication

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SW 101, SW 250

    Focuses on the development of basis communication and observational skills needed for subsequent social work methods courses. Addresses communications topics including: active listening, questioning, empathetic responding, paraphrasing, summarizing, persuasive writing, and nov-verbal communication. Emphasizes developing observation and communication skills that capture events in ways that are descriptive, accurate, and unbiased. Stresses the importance of nonjudgmental and unbiased communication and rapport. Examines the roles of power differentials, gender, culture, class, context, and ethnicity/race on professional communication.

    Sociology (SOC)

    Liberal Arts Division

    SOC 101: Principles of Sociology

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Sociology 101 (SOC 101), Principles of Sociology, explains sociological principles underlying the development, structure, and function of culture, society, human groups, personality formation and social change.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    1. Identify important terminology, concepts, principles, themes, and major content areas in sociology. (GenEd 1)
    2. Write quality essays and assignments. (GenEd 2)
    3. Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete assignments and papers. (GenEd 4)
    4. Describe explain, or apply selected concepts and principles from approaches and perspectives in sociology. (GenEd 6)

    III. Topics

    1. Sociology: Perspective, Theory, and Method.
    2. Culture.
    3. Socialization: From Infancy to Old Age.
    4. Social Interaction in Everyday Life.
    5. Groups and Organization.
    6. Sexuality and Society.
    7. Deviance.
    8. Social Stratification.
    9. Global Stratification.
    10. Gender Stratification.
    11. Race and Ethnicity.
    12. Economic and Politics.
    13. Family and Religion.
    14. Education, Health, and Medicine.
    15. Population, Urbanization, and Environment.
    16. Social Change: Modern and Postmodern Societies.

    SOC 102: Contemporary Social Issues

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SOC 101 or consent of instructor

    Acquaints students with selected social problems, their causes and possible solutions.

    SOC 202: American Society

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SOC 101 or consent of instructor

    Studies modern American society, its communities, and institutions.

    SOC 205: Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: introductory course in one of the social sciences

    See ANTH 205.

    SOC 210: Introduction to Statistical Methods

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: PSY 101, SOC 101, MATH096 or consent of instructor

    Offers a course in understanding statistical methods and training in the useful presentation and interpretation of behavioral science data, including elementary computer use. Same as PSY 210.

    SOC 261: Introduction to Social Psychology

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: PSY 101, SOC 101 or consent of instructor

    Examines the social character of human behavior.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge about social psychology, including major theories, principles, research methods, and applications of social psychology to contemporary issues. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they:
    1. Have a working knowledge of key concepts, principles, theories, and research from social psychology. (GE 1)
    2. Can correctly use the American Psychological Association’s style in all writing in the course. (GE 2).
    3. Locate, evaluate, and use information relevant to assignments. (GE 4)
    4. Present an approach for resolving a significant contemporary problem based upon principles and research from social psychology. (GE 6)

    SOC 275: Introduction to Marriage & the Family

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SOC 101 or consent of instructor

    Examines typical problems encountered in dating, courtship, marriage, and parenthood.

    Spanish (SPAN)

    Liberal Arts Division

    SPAN 101: Spanish, Conversational I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Emphasizes spoken communication. Listening skills, reading and writing skills will be explored. A vocabulary of Spanish-English words can be developed to suit student needs. As students progress through this four-semester sequence they will build increasing fluency in the speaking, reading and writing of Spanish. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    SPAN 102: Conversational Spanish II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or consent of instructor

    Offers a second semester of Conversational Spanish designed to continue and improve the skills learned in the first semester. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    SPAN 103: Conversational Spanish III

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or consent of instructor

    Further develops skills learned in previous semesters. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    SPAN 104: Conversational Spanish IV

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SPAN 103 or consent of instructor

    Further develops skills learned in previous semesters. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    SPAN 109: Spanish for Educators I

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Provides basic skills and tools to English speakers who work with native Spanish-speaking students and their parents. Examines cultural aspects that can affect student performance and achievement. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    SPAN 110: Spanish For Educators II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SPAN 109 consent of instructor

    Helps students continue enhancing their oral and written communication skills in Spanish and become more cognizant of cultural obstacles faced by Spanish-speaking ELL students. Explores numerous best practices for reaching ELL students. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    SPAN 111: First Year Spanish I

    Units (Credits): 3–4; Prerequisites: none

    Develops language skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing and structural analysis. Includes an introduction to Spanish culture.

    SPAN 112: First Year Spanish II

    Units (Credits): 3–4; Prerequisites: SPAN 111 or equivalent or consent of instructor

    Develops language skills through practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and structural analysis.

    SPAN 199: Special Topics in Spanish

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Applies to assorted short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    SPAN 211: Second Year Spanish I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SPAN 112 or equivalent

    Considers structural review, conversation and writing, and readings in modern literature.

    SPAN 212: Second Year Spanish II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SPAN 211

    Continues structural review, conversation and writing, and readings in modern literature.

    SPAN 226: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: Students should have some bilingual communication skills

    Assists native Spanish speaking students who want to improve their literacy in the language. Students will study and practice basic Spanish grammar for improving and developing written and oral communications and reading skills while exploring some of the most interesting and important aspects of their own history and culture.

    SPAN 227: Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: SPAN 226 Students should have some bilingual communication skills

    Continues of SPAN 226, designed for native Spanish speaking students who want to improve their literacy in the language. Students will study and practice Spanish grammar for improving and developing written and oral communication and reading skills while exploring some of the most interesting and important aspects of their own history and culture.

    Statistics (STAT)

    Liberal Arts Division

    STAT 152: Introduction to Statistics

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 126, MATH 128 or consent of instructor

    Introduces statistics, probability models, statistical estimation and hypothesis testing, linear regression analysis, and special topics.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
    • Extract information correctly from tables and graphs, and use appropriate technology to create tables and graphs from data. (GE 1)
    • Recognize various design aspects of surveys and experiments. (GE 1)
    • Recognize probability distributions, and use them to compute probabilities. (GE 3)
    • Compute descriptive statistics and perform basic computations using normal distributions. (GE 3)
    • Construct confidence intervals and conduct hypothesis tests using appropriate techniques, and interpret the results. (GE 6)
    • Recognize correlation between two variables, and use linear regression to make predictions. (GE 3)

    III. Topics

    Descriptive statistics, statistical graphs and tables. Probability distributions, and probability rules. Inferential statistics for one and two samples. Correlation and linear regression.

    Surveying (SUR)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    SUR 119: Construction Surveying

    Units (Credits): 2–4; Prerequisites: CONS 108 or consent of instructor

    Presents care and use of surveying equipment. Profile elevation and closed traverse projects will provide hands-on experience. Construction staking will be explained in detail. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    SUR 161: Elementary Surveying

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 127 or higher

    Offers a beginning course designed to introduce students to modern techniques in land surveying.

    SUR 162: Advanced Surveying

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: SUR 119, SUR 161, SUR 265

    Offers an advanced curriculum in surveying, but with increased difficulty and responsibility.

    SUR 261: Legal Aspects of Surveying

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Covers legal terminology relating to land surveying, writing and interpreting legal descriptions, and deed and title research. Introduces state laws relating to surveying and mapping.

    SUR 262: Principles of Land Surveying

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Covers principles of land surveying and an in-depth study of public land system, restoration of corners, boundary and control survey adjustments, and evidence and analysis.

    SUR 263: Civil Survey Design

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Covers advanced subdivision, street and utility design and computations, basic map preparation, methods and procedures for construction surveying of civil designed improvements.

    SUR 264: Introduction to Global Positioning System

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Focuses on aspects of the satellite navigation system becoming widely used in surveying and navigation. Topics include origin, history, operations, differential positioning, kinematic and real time GPS (RTK).

    SUR 265: Introduction to Construction Surveying

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

    Covers reviewing and understanding civil, structural, and architectural constructing plans, and relationship for surveying layout. Requires surveying in an outdoor lab environment.

    SUR 266: Land Development

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces the forces shaping urban form including history and determinants of influence, nature of urban form, comprehensive planning and implementation, including zoning, general terms relating to development, state statutes, and local land use controls.

    Theatre (THTR)

    Liberal Arts Division

    THTR 100: Introduction to Theater

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Studies plays of the classic and modern periods, of genres such as tragedy, comedy, farce and melodrama, and of the art and craft of theatre.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. By the completion of the class, the students should, with 75% accuracy:
    • Discuss the importance of drama to cultural values (GE 1, 2)
    • Recognize types of drama and their conventions (GE 1, 4)
    • Recognize the styles of the most influential dramatists (GE 1)
    • Discuss the basic elements of theatre: audience, performers, script, point of view, and stage environment (GE 1, 2, 4)

    III. Topics

    • What is Theatre?
    • What is a Play?
    • The Actor
    • The Director
    • The Playwright
    • Technical Theatre and Theatrical Design
    • Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy
    • Theatre Traditions East and West
    • American Musical Theatre
    • Modern Theatre
    • Theatre Today

    THTR 105: Introduction to Acting I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Examines fundamentals of stage acting with special emphasis on improvisation. Introduces the principles that govern the performing environment. Speech and vocal skills as well as theatrical movement will be stressed. Emphasis is on preparation aspect of acting rather than on performance.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education(GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. By the completion of the class, the students should, with 75% accuracy:
    • Develop effective oral communication skills (GE 1, 2)
    • Improvise a scenario dealing with a given topic (GE 1, 6)

    THTR 108: Introduction to Playwriting

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Offers fundamentals of the craft of writing plays, stressing elements such as plot, character, dialogue, and structure. Emphasis on writing short plays.

    THTR 116: Musical Theatre Dance

    Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces beginning techniques of tap dance.

    THTR 121: Makeup for the Actor

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Acquaints the student with the beginning principles of makeup and progresses to character makeup.

    THTR 176: Musical Theatre Workshop I

    Units (Credits): 1–8; Prerequisites: none

    Performance ensemble, centered on public performance of musical theatre literature. Repeatable up to 8 units. Same as MUS 176.

    THTR 180: Cinema as Art & Communication

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Surveys cinema in its diverse forms. Course uses films to show historical and stylistic influences on the aesthetic values and social implications of cinema.

    II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

    The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. By the completion of the class, the students should be able to discuss, with 75% accuracy:
    • Define and evaluate a film in terms of technical and aesthetic criteria (GE 1, 4)
    • Understand and evaluate film in the context of social and historical elements (GE 5)
    • Understand and evaluate film style with regard to cultural influences (GE 6)

    III. Topics

    • Significance of Film Form
    • Narrative form
    • Mise-en-scene
    • Cinematography
    • Editing
    • Sound in Cinema
    • Style as a Formal System
    • Film Genres
    • Documentary, Experimental and Animated Films
    • Film Criticism
    • Film History

    THTR 198: Special Topics in Theater

    Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

    Focuses in depth on a special topic in theater.

    THTR 199: Play Structure & Analysis I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces major figures, events and ideas in theatre and dramatic literature from its origins to the present. Read, analyze and discuss representative plays.

    THTR 204: Theatre Technology I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces the backstage world of the theatre by the study of lighting and sound systems and of technical stage riggings. Students will gain practical experience by serving as the crew for a college theatrical production.

    THTR 205: Introduction to Acting II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Continues acting principles presented in Introduction to Acting I with an emphasis on the classics.

    THTR 209: Theatre Practicum

    Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: none

    Offers practical experience in stage productions.

    THTR 219: Projects in Technical Theater

    Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

    Offers an in-depth study of some technical aspects of theater. Through practical application, students can explore lighting, set art, set construction, sound, set design or rigging.

    THTR 240: Acting for the Camera

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces the concept and practice of performing on camera and working with directors. Studies performance and discussion of scenes from television, film, and commercials. Discusses the business of the entertainment industry.

    THTR 247: Beginning Improvisation

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Explores basic theatrical improvisation for general students. Focuses on spontaneity, flexibility, and structure, a variety of theatrical styles and improvisational techniques.

    THTR 258: Theatre Experience and Travel

    Units (Credits): 1–2; Prerequisites: none

    Includes field study in which students travel to an arranged destination for the purpose of play viewing, play study and possible workshop attendance.

    THTR 276: Musical Theatre Workshop II

    Units (Credits): 2–3; Prerequisites: MUS 176, THTR 176

    Continues skills learned in THTR 176 or MUS 176. Offers a workshop in the techniques of musical theatre. May be repeated to a maximum of nine units. Same as MUS 176.

    Welding (WELD)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    WELD 111: Beginning Welding for Art

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Explores the simplicity and beauty of metal as an art medium. No prior metalworking or art skills are required. Explores different areas after instruction and demonstrations in the metalworking process. Previous experience in metalworking will be an advantage. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 112: Beginning Ornamental Ironworking

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: WELD 111, WELD 211

    Discusses and demonstrates the use of metal as an aesthetic medium or as a specific function. Various metal forming and joining methods will be introduced. Student projects for both indoor and outdoor use will be emphasized. Focuses on fence, stair and balcony railings, along with gates and security doors. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 115: Welding Inspection and Testing Principles

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Provides a nondestructive testing course to give the student a broad and detailed look into the knowledge and hands-on experience required to function as a Level I penetrant testing inspector. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 121: Advanced Welding for Art

    Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: WELD 111, WELD 211

    Continues WELD 111 with concentration in one or more specific areas explored in the introductory class. Focuses on more complex and intricate art projects. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 122: Advanced Ornamental Ironworking

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: WELD 112

    Expands the skills acquired in Beginning Ornamental Ironworking to create more advanced and complex projects. New skills and techniques will be focused on individual needs. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 151: Metallurgy I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Approaches metallurgy with an emphasis on welding technology. Includes demonstrations, lectures, and experiments in the metals lab. Covers extraction metallurgy as well as physical metallurgy. The various destructive methods of testing metal as well as non-destructive testing of metals will be discussed and demonstrated. The processes use distortion control and technique of flame straightening. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 159: Ultrasonic Testing Level I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Offers a nondestructive testing course providing a broad, detailed look into the knowledge and hands-on experience required to function as a Level I Ultrasonic Testing inspector. Course meets the requirements of SNT-TC-1A and Military Standard-410. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 198: Special Topics in Welding

    Units (Credits): 0.5–6; Prerequisites: none

    Explores specialized areas of art/metalwork. Topics include non-ferrous metals, specialized forming techniques, metal casting, introduction to new metalworking equipment, and others. Specialized welding techniques not discussed or demonstrated in other classes may be a topic for special attention. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 211: Welding I

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Introduces welding which includes welding safety, environmental awareness, oxy-acetylene welding, cutting, and brazing as well as shielded metal-arc.

    WELD 212: Welding I Practice

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites or Corequisites: WELD 211

    Develops the student's manual skills necessary to produce high quality gas welds and flame cuts. The student learns to set up the equipment for all phases of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting. The shielded metal-arc welding section develops entry level skills for welders. This course specifically develops basic shielded metal arc welding skills such as striking the arc, maintaining proper arc length, adjusting equipment and manipulating the electrode. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 221: Welding II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: WELD 211 or consent of instructor

    Continues MTL 212 with emphasis on developing welding skills for SMAW, GMAW, GTAW production in overhead, flat, horizontal, and vertical positions.

    WELD 222: Welding II Practice

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites or Corequisites: WELD 221

    Continues MTL 212 with emphasis on developing welding skills for SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW production in overhead, flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 224: Welding Projects

    Units (Credits): 1–6; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

    Offers welding student additional supervised lab hours. Students will perfect their skills through an approved project or work toward an AWS Code preparation. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 231: Welding III

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: WELD 221

    Includes theory and practice in gas metal-arc welding and gas tungsten-arc welding. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 232: Welding III Practice

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: WELD 222

    Focuses on GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW which will train the student to perform production and certification performance welding on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 241: Welding IV

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: WELD 231

    Covers shielded metal-arc welding of pipe, flux core arc welding of pipe and introduction to API, ASME, and AWS code certification. Welding of pipe provides training to develop welding skills necessary to produce high quality multipass welds on six-inch schedule, 80 mild steel pipe in the six G positions, using advanced welding processes. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 242: Welding IV Practice

    Units (Credits): 2; Prerequisites: WELD 241 & AMP;WELD232

    Introduces fundamental pipe welding techniques and develops basic skills for the service and transmission fields in the shielded metal-arc section. Trains welders for work in either the pressure pipe industry or transmission pipeline work using the micro-wire weld. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 250: Welding Certification Preparation

    Units (Credits): 1–12; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

    Introduces students to the many certifications available by meeting the standards of the American Welding Society codes. Includes instruction on code certification required by the American Petroleum Institute and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. May be repeated for up to 12 units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 259: Ultrasonic Testing Level II

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: WELD 159

    Meets the need and requirements of today's industry standards for thickness testing and weld evaluation of base materials, discontinuity detection/evaluation, mathematical solution, and extended practical application. Practical application includes extensive lab work using the latest in equipment technology, scanning techniques and evaluation of flawed weld specimens of various geometries. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive an Ultrasonic Level II Certification. The course will meet the requirements recommended in SNT-TC-1A and the MIL-Std 410 for Level II certifications in ultrasonics. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WELD 290: Internship in Welding

    Units (Credits): 1–8; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

    Provides the student with on-the-job, supervised and educationally directed work experience. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    Woodworking (WOOD)

    Career and Technical Education Division

    WOOD 150: Woodshop

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

    Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WOOD 197: Beginning Woodworking

    Units (Credits): 3–4; Prerequisites: none

    Covers tool identification and uses, tool and machine safety, project design, gluing, laminating, mechanical drawings and sketches of three views. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WOOD 221: Advanced Woodworking

    Units (Credits): 3–4; Prerequisites: none

    Continues the skills learned in WOOD 197. The course is designed to meet the individual needs of the student through advanced woodworking construction practices which will be employed on an individual student need basis. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

    WOOD 250: Wood Projects

    Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: consent of instructor

    Permits students to pursue special projects and/or explore areas of specific interest. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.



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