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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

AC - AccountingGo To Top

AC104 Payroll Accounting           3 CR

This class is designed to teach students the skills, procedures, and conceptual knowledge necessary to figure a company’s payroll. Basic principles and concepts of accounting and financial reporting will also be covered.

Co-requisites: MA105 and CS121.
AC105 QuickBooks for Small Business           3 CR

Upon successful completion of the course, students will know how to use a computerized bookkeeping software package for small businesses. Instruction includes information on creating accounts, writing checks, balancing accounts, navigating the program, and more.

Prerequisite: None.
AC131 Accounting I           4 CR

This is an introductory course in accounting, which includes the recording and reporting of business transactions, and the measuring, planning, and controlling of business income, assets and equities.

Co-requisite: MA105 or permission of instructor.
AC132 Accounting II           4 CR

This course is a continuation of AC131 with emphasis on managerial/cost accounting concepts.

Prerequisite: AC131 with a C or better.
AC305 Government & Non-Profit Accounting           4 CR


Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting prepares you for accounting practices in the nonprofit sector and in government -- local, state and federal systems. The course will emphasize fund accounting principles used in the recording of assets, liabilities, equity, revenues and expenditures. Students will also cover the analysis and interpretation of financial statements of such governmental and nonprofit entities.
 

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AG110 Fundamentals of Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems           3 CR

This course will introduce students to the basic characteristics, production methods, and philosophies involved in sustainable agriculture and food systems. The pros and cons of sustainable systems will be discussed and contrasted with other production methods. Traditional Anishinaabeg food sources and systems will be explored. Students will receive 15 hours of seasonally appropriate experiential education at Waishkey Bay Farm. 

Prerequisites: None.

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BI101 Introduction to Biology (Lab required)           4 CR

This course is designed to cover selected biological topics to allow the student to gain an understanding and appreciation of basic life functions and mankind's relationship to the environment. This course is designed to fulfill the Natural Science requirement. 

Co-requisites: MA105 and EN111, or permission of instructor.
BI107 Human Biology (Lab required)           4 CR

This course is a survey of functional human anatomy and the related physiological processes of normal human activity at the chemical, cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels. It is designed to fulfill the Natural Science requirement. 

Prerequisites: High school Biology and Chemistry with a B or better, or BI101 or SI112 with a C or better, or permission of instructor.
BI110 General Biology (Lab Required)           4 CR

This course is an introduction to chemical and cellular levels of general biology. Processes that will be covered include the structure and function of cellular organelles, cellular metabolism, enzymatic processes, cellular respiration and photosynthesis, the cell cycle, DNA replication, mitosis, meiosis, and Mendelian genetics. Lab required. 

Prerequisites: MA105 and EN111, or permission of instructor.
BI221 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab required)           4 CR

This course provides basic understanding and knowledge of structure and function of the human body. With emphasis on the hierarchical organization of the human body, it covers basics of chemistry of living cells, cell structure and functions, tissues, and integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. This course is the first course in a two-course sequence of Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Prerequisites: CH104, BI101, or BI107 with a C or better, or permission of instructor.
BI222 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Lab required)           4 CR

This course is the second of a two-semester sequence of Human Anatomy and Physiology. It is focused on the unity of structure and function and covers senses, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems of the human body, and their inter-relationship in human organism. 

Prerequisite: BI221 with C or better.
BI225 Clinical Microbiology           4 CR

This basic course in microbiology, a survey of viruses, fungi, and bacteria, provides the study of microorganisms and pathogens in humans. This course covers morphology, growth characteristics, and physical and chemical means to control microorganisms that cause human infections.

Prerequisites: CH104 with C or better.
Co-requisite: BI222 or permission of instructor.

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BU108 Macroeconomics           3 CR

Macroeconomics principles will explore economic issues that occur on a national level: inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, economic growth and business cycles, money creation and banking policy, the Federal Reserve, and monetary policies that promote economic growth. 

Prerequisite: EN111.
BU109 Microeconomics           3 CR

In this course, students will explore the branch of economics that deals with human behavior and choice, as they relate to relatively small units: the individual, the firm, the industry, and the single market.

Prerequisite: EN111, or permission of instructor.
BU113 Introduction to Business           3 CR

This course is intended to provide the student a survey of the various and complex aspects of business and the interrelationship that exists between them. Topics will include business organization and management, personnel and labor relations, governmental agencies and controls, production, marketing, and the like. Current career opportunities will be explored throughout the course. 

Co-requisite: EN111.
BU193 Business Communication and Writing Skills           3 CR

This course develops skills in creating clear, accurate, effective business messages, recognizing the interrelationships of communication skills (reading, listening, writing, and speaking) with emphasis on basic rules of writing, grammar, the use of different styles, techniques, and procedures for producing good written communications. 

Prerequisites: EN111 with C or better or permission of instructor, and CS121.
BU201 Introduction to Grants and Grant Management           3 CR

This course offers students a basic understanding of the grant process from proposal planning through submission and grant management. Students will learn the similarities and difference between federal, state, and private grant funding opportunities. Students will develop the capacity to interpret funding opportunity announcements and respond to the application with appropriate and accurate information. 

Prerequisite: basic computer and internet skills required. Prerequisite: EN111.
BU204 Business Law I           3 CR

This course includes current coverage of business law fundamentals and their application to the legal and social environment of business. Topics covered include common law and the Uniform Commercial Code including contracts, sales, personal property, bailments, commercial paper, and employment.

Prerequisites: BU113.
Co-requisite: EN112.
BU205 Entrepreneurship: Introduction to Small Business           3 CR

This course is designed to introduce students to the concept of entrepreneurs and their role in small business development and management. Students will examine the nature of small business and the factors that contribute to their success. 

Prerequisites: None.
BU206 Principles of Management           3 CR

This course is an introduction to the social and legal consequence of business and managerial decision-making. Studies include an overview of management planning strategies, principles of organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Upon completion, the student will be able to analyze issues, solve problems, and build management skills.

Prerequisites: EN112. BU113 is recommended.
BU209 Marketing           3 CR

This course is designed to expose the students to various aspects of marketing. The emphasis is on identifying target markets with market segmentation and positioning approaches. It also focuses on developing the right marketing mix. 

Prerequisites: BU113.
Co-requisite: EN112.
BU261 Cooperative Education: Business Administration           3 CR

This is a course designed to continue training in a student’s field of study through work experience. Students are graded on the basis of documentation of learning acquired as reported by student and employer. The student will complete 9 hours weekly for a total of 135 contract hours. This training should be accomplished during the student’s final semester. 

Prerequisite: Department Chair permission required.

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CH104 Introduction to Chemistry (Lab required)           4 CR

This course is designed to expose students to basic chemistry. The course will provide an introduction to measurement, basic definitions and laws, chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions and equations, atomic theory, and elements. It will also cover how chemistry impacts people and their environment. It is designed to fulfill the Natural Science requirement. 

Prerequisite: MA105 with a C or better.
CH110 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (Lab required)           4 CR

This course offers a continuation of introductory chemistry concepts presented in CH104 and emphasizes organic and biochemical processes. The course focuses on chemical reactions required for life, with an emphasis on human health. 

Prerequisites: CH104 or equivalent with a C or better.
CH131 General Chemistry I (Lab required)           4 CR

This course covers fundamental concepts of chemistry such as the use of scientific method in chemistry, properties of matter, atomic structure, the Periodic table and periodic trends of elements, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, electronic structure, chemical bonding and molecular structure, intermolecular forces, gas laws, and an introduction of thermochemistry. This course is designed as the first of a two-course series. Lab required. 

Prerequisites: CH104 with C or better.
Co-requisite: MA116 or permission of instructor

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CJ101 Introduction to Corrections           3 CR

This course is intended for students interested in Corrections as a career. It will provide an understanding of the history and philosophy of corrections and correctional policy including correctional systems from arrest through parole/discharge, the Michigan Correctional System, correctional personnel and prisoner interaction, and Michigan’s minorities in prison with an emphasis on Native American Correctional Programs. 

Prerequisites: None.
CJ112 Client Relations in Corrections           3 CR

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of theoretical constructs as applied to clients in penal settings. Topics will include the meaning and function of culture on personality development, the meaning and impact of discrimination as it affects client relations, minorities in Michigan, attitude formation, and professional responsiveness to correctional clientele.

Prerequisites: None.
CJ201 Introduction to Criminal Justice           3 CR

This course is designed to provide students with an exploration of the police, court and correction systems. It will examine the policies and legal issues that criminal justice professionals deal with on a daily basis. This course will lay groundwork for the study of criminal justice by analyzing and describing the agencies of justice and the procedures they use to identify and treat criminal offenders. 

Prerequisites: None.
CJ212 Institutional Corrections           3 CR

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the history and philosophy of correctional institutions as a system of control management, supervision, treatment, and reintegration of offenders nationally and within the Michigan Department of Corrections. This course will also stress the roles of correctional employees at all levels, the stress they encounter daily, and strategies for effectively coping with those stresses. 

Prerequisite: None.
CJ215 Corrections Client Growth and Development           3 CR

This course provides students with an exploration of human growth and development within the context of prison clientele. Areas of concentration include comparing normal and criminal behavior, tracing the development of the criminal pattern in the individual, exploring specific problems associated with clients in corrections, and intervention strategies. 

Prerequisite: None.
CJ221 Correctional Law           3 CR

This course deals with the law as it applies to the correctional system. Applicable court cases and legislation will be reviewed. Topics will include the sources of Corrections Law, the Criminal Justice System, rights of prisoners, civil lawsuits of prisoners, and how the law affects correctional employees. Also, there will be a special emphasis on Michigan Law. 

Prerequisite: CJ101, or permission of the Department Chair.

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CS121 Principles of Microsoft Office           4 CR

This course covers the basic skills for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and databases with emphasis on real-world situations. 

Prerequisite: None.
CS133 Graphic Design I           4 CR

This course will introduce students to the elements of design, spatial relationships, typography and imagery. This course instructs the student in graphic design with the use of digital tools to create visual solutions for self-promotion, logo design, and Web design.

Prerequisite: None.
CS134 UX/UI Design           4 CR

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) design and implementation. Topics will include business processes, UX/UI design, peer critiques, and student/client communications. Content development, site mapping, testing, running scenarios and analyzing task flows will also be covered. 

Prerequisite: CS133.
CS140 3D Design           3 CR

This course will introduce 3D Design using Computer Assisted Design software to create, analyze, view and leverage product designs utilizing 2D CAD, 3D CAD, parametric & direct modeling. This course will expose students to a variety of 3D Printing configurations and output formats.

Prerequisite: None.
CS144 Computer Hardware Systems           4 CR

This course introduces students to PC hardware and configuration, as well as basic troubleshooting techniques. Students will receive a basic understanding of how computers work, how software and hardware work together, system boards, peripherals, Input/Output devices, and power supplies.

Prerequisites: None.
Co-requisite: Appropriate placement test scores.
CS146 Advanced Computer Hardware           4 CR

This course is designed to prepare students to pass the Industry Standard A+ certification test, one of the most sought-after certifications in the computer industry. Successful students will become proficient in the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of hardware on dedicated PC’s and LAN’s through a combination of lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on-lab exercises. 

Prerequisite: CS144 with a C or better.
CS204 Web Page Design           3 CR

With successful completion of this course students will be able to design web pages. Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) basics are covered, followed by using a web-page design program such as Dreamweaver. 

Prerequisite: One computer science course.
CS205 Database Management           3 CR

This course is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge on database management. This course focuses on the creation of databases, tables, relationships, and the integration of database servers with web-based front-ends and back-end setups. 

Prerequisite: None.
CS207 Computer Security           3 CR

This course is designed to arm students with the ability to recognize and combat threats to their computer and personal privacy. Lessons cover firewall basics, viruses, and Malware. Explanations of safe communication using encryption, secure socket layer (SSL), virtual private networks (VPN) are explained. At risk behavior, social engineering, and content filtering are discussed to provide an overall “best practice” of computer use. Please note: Topics covered in this class are subject to change in order to provide students with the most current information available at the time the class is offered. 

Prerequisite: CS121.
CS215 Desktop Publishing           4 CR

This course is designed to take the student from simple through complex publishing procedures covering merging graphics and text to produce newsletters, catalogs and newspapers using desktop computer software. 

Prerequisites: Appropriate CS placement test score and EN111.
CS220 Web Programming           3 CR

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge to program advanced web applications. Students will be introduced to a variety of web languages, as well as interaction with back-end systems. Students will learn how to create server-side execution code, as well as the security implications behind running code directly on a server and how to mitigate damage. 

Prerequisite: CS204 with a C or better.
CS221 Computer Programming           4 CR

This course is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts of Object-Oriented Programming. This course covers input processing, Boolean logic, functions, inheritance, and more. Students will write, debug, and deploy computer programs. Prior knowledge of programming is not necessary. 

Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test scores.
CS222 Advanced Operating Systems           4 CR

This course trains students in the installation, configuration, and administration of Network Operating Systems. This course focuses on installing a Windows Domain controller using Active Directory in the Windows Server environment. 

Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test scores.
CS225 Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems           3 CR

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to: install and upgrade Windows Operating Systems; configure and troubleshoot post-installation system settings; configure network connectivity; configure Windows security; configure applications included with Windows; maintain and optimize systems that run Windows Operating Systems; and configure and troubleshoot mobile computing. Students are prepared for Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) examination. Course is subject to change to keep current with Microsoft Operating Systems. 

Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test scores.
CS227 Networking Technologies           4 CR

This course covers the basics of networking, network operation systems, network administration, and future networking technologies. Successful students will be able to describe, design, and build a functional network as well as understand the administration of the network, network operating systems, and network applications. In addition, they will become knowledgeable in wireless LAN’s and potential future technologies. 

Prerequisite: One computer science course.
CS230 Web Server Administration           4 CR

This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge to create and maintain Web Servers. Students will work with Windows and Linux servers and the various web server software that can run on them. Students will install and configure database software that can interact with the Web Server. 

Prerequisite: None.
CS231 Linux Administration           4 CR

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the Linux operating system using Linux distributions. Students will learn how to create, delete, copy, move, and search for information on a Linux system as well as organize information using the Linux system file structure. Students will be introduced to the VI editor and other text editors. Students will learn how to use the bash shell and create shell scripts for automated system administration, and be introduced to the X Windows system and its graphical user interface. Students will explore Linux capabilities in the network environment and on the Internet. This course will look at system administration, job control, and some of the utilities that are available

Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test score.
CS232 Introduction to Routing           4 CR

This course will provide an introduction to the concepts of Cisco devices while learning the commands to log into routers and switches in both user and privilege modes, manage and view configuration files, control passwords, hostnames and banners. In addition, this course covers the OSI reference model, IP addressing, subnetting, data link and network addresses, and concepts of data encapsulation.

Prerequisite: CS227 with a C or better.
CS233 Advanced Routing           4 CR

This course covers VLSM, LAN switching, VLANs, VTP EIGRP, OSPF, RIP2 and WANs for Cisco router and switches. In addition, students will be able to design a WAN, identify and describe technologies such as HDLC and PPP encapsulation, ISDN, and Frame Relay. 

Prerequisite: CS232.
CS234 Mobile App Development           4 CR

This course is designed to provide students with working knowledge on mobile application development as well as how mobile devices function. Students will learn how to program, deploy, and maintain mobile applications. Students will become experienced with the ethics behind modern applications. 

Prerequisites: None.
CS270 Web Development Capstone           5 CR

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work in a real-world environment. Students will be responsible for the creation of client web projects, technical documents, and weekly reports. Students will have a high-level of autonomy working with their client. 

Prerequisites: CS220 and permission of Department Chair.
CS271 Cooperative Education: Computer Information Systems           5 CR

This is a course designed to continue training in a student’s field of study through work experience. Students are graded on the basis of documentation of learning acquired as reported by student and employer. The student will complete 15 hours weekly for a total of 225 contract hours. This training should be accomplished during the student’s final semester. 

Prerequisite: This is a capstone course, Department Chair permission required.
CS310 Introduction to the Internet of Things           3 CR

This course introduces students to the world of the Internet of Things. Topics covered include sensors and devices, embedded systems, circuits, programming of IoT devices, connectivity, processing of data, as well as the challenges that IoT devices bring such as security and privacy.

Prerequisite: CS231.
CS320 Configuration/Automation Management           3 CR

This course is designed to expose students to scalable infrastructure. Topics covered include automating repetitive operations, deploying continuous integration and continuous deployment environments directly from a Source Control Management system, as well as creating reproducible builds.

Prerequisite: CS222 and CS231.
CS330 Introduction to Data Structures           3 CR

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of data structures and algorithms. Students will be introduced to topics such as abstraction, sorting, lists, queues, and object-oriented design.

Prerequisite: CS221.
CS340 Advanced Database Management           3 CR

This course builds on CS205 (Database Management) and covers database topics in which students will learn concepts of DBMS, QBE, SQL queries, Database Normalization, Database Security and Recovery, and other current concepts pertinent to the Database Administration field. Students will develop a general set of skills that involves defining, dissecting, communicating, and solving problems and using data and information.

Prerequisite: CS205.
CS345 Introduction to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)           3 CR

This course introduces students to Application Programming Interfaces and their uses in the modern software developer world. Students will discover how to create, use, modify, and diagnose common problems with APIs. Students will be introduced to the practical application of APIs, and the various design philosophies of APIs. In this course, students learn skills that aid them in choosing the right user interaction technique and developing an interface that is well-suited to the people for whom it is designed.

Prerequisite: CS221.
CS410 Virtualization Infrastructure           4 CR

This course is designed to expose students to modern hosting infrastructure. Students will discover methods of virtualization for both servers and clients, prepare virtualization for development and production environments, as well as create and deploy containers. This course introduces operating system virtualization. Emphasis is placed on virtualization terminology, virtual machine storage, virtual networking and access control. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to installation, configuration and management of virtual machines.

Prerequisite: CS222 and CS231.
CS420 Cloud Computing Technologies           3 CR

This course introduces students to modern cloud infrastructure and the world of development operations. This course will introduce concepts such as Infrastructure as Code, Monitoring and Logging, Policy as Code, as well as Microservices. Students will be introduced to multiple cloud computing companies that are commonly used in enterprise environments.

Prerequisite: CS410.
CS430 Security Systems & Data Storage           4 CR

This course is designed to introduce students to the world of exploits. Students will discover weaknesses in programming languages, as well as the correct way to mitigate potential exploits and vulnerabilities. Students will analyze security design principles, access control, program security, as well as cryptographic algorithms. Students will also learn concepts related to data backup and recovery as it relates to business continuity.

Prerequisite: CS207.
Co-requisite: CS410.
CS435 Artificial Intelligence (AI)           4 CR

This course presents a general introduction to the field of Artificial Intelligence. It examines the question: What does (will) it require for computers to perform human tasks? It presents a broad introduction to topics such as knowledge representation, search, learning and reasoning under uncertainty.

Prerequisite: CS330.
CS445 Computer Vision           4 CR

This course is designed to introduce students to the evolving field of computer vision. Students discover the fundamentals of image formation, motion tracking, machine learning, and practical applications for computer vision, Students will utilize modern computer vision libraries used in business applications.

Prerequisite: CS231, CS435, and MA118.
CS490 Senior Project           4 CR

This course is designed to be a capstone experience applying cumulative knowledge of the program. Students will have the option of engaging in one of the following projects depending on what is available: a research-oriented project, an internal or external cooperative education experience, or a practical software engineering-based project for a client.

Prerequisite: Department Chair permission required.

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CT111 Construction I: Introduction to Construction           5 CR

This course is an introduction into carpentry and related trades. This course will be held during the first eight weeks of the semester. Construction I will cover the general layouts and structures used in constructing a wood frame dwelling. Students will learn proper safety procedures and standards, which are mandated by MI.O.S.H.A. There will be a special emphasis on the proper use, care, and maintenance of equipment. Students will also become familiar with construction terminology, various construction materials, and basic framing techniques. 

Prerequisites: None.
CT112 Construction II: Framing and Exterior Finish           5 CR

This course is a continuation of Construction I and will be offered during the second eight weeks of the fall semester. This course will involve students in building activities such as wall framing, door/window installation, roof construction, eve detailing, and exterior wall finishing. Students in this course will learn rafter framing techniques, stair calculations, and other special framing systems. 

Prerequisites: None.
Co-requisite: CT111.
CT113 Construction III: Interior Wall Finish           5 CR

This course is offered in conjunction with Construction IV, and is held during the first eight weeks of the spring semester. Students will learn the fundamentals of thermal and acoustical insulation. Students will be taught the various types of materials used to finish interior walls. Students will also learn proper techniques to hang, tape, mud, sand, and finish drywall. 

Prerequisite: CT112, or permission of instructor.
CT114 Construction IV: Finish Carpentry           5 CR

This course is offered in conjunction with Construction III, and is held during the last eight weeks of the spring semester. Students will complete the interior wall finish of a house project. Students will learn to paint, install interior doors, install trim, design shelves, and perform many other facets of finish carpentry. Students will develop an understanding of modern techniques used to install vanities, kitchen cabinets, and finish flooring. 

Co-requisite: CT113.
CT122 Principles of Blueprinting           3 CR

This course introduces the students to architectural drawings. Students will learn how to navigate and interpret a set of plans through the use of site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, and details. 

Prerequisites: None.
CT202 Material Estimating           3 CR

This course involves students in the process of estimating material and labor amounts for construction projects. Students will investigate quantity takeoff, material ordering, crew sizes, production rates, and unit expenditure. 

Prerequisites: None.
CT207 Construction V: Site Construction           4 CR

This course is offered in conjunction with Construction VI and is held during the first half of the semester. During this course students will learn necessary steps for site construction including soil classifications, soil characteristics, soil mechanics, elevation contours, leveling procedures, grading methods, building layout procedures, surveying strategies, property descriptions, and concrete forming techniques. 

Prerequisite: CT114, or permission of instructor.
CT208 Construction VI: Concrete and Foundations           4 CR

This course will be held the second half of the semester. During this course students will have the opportunity to study the use of concrete as a building material for foundations, decorative work, and as an interior finish option. Students completing this course will understand inherent strengths, characteristics, concepts of thermal mass, and compositions of numerous concrete mixture ratios. Students will learn basic techniques used in masonry and the various bonds that are used in block and bricklaying. 

Prerequisites: None.
Co-requisites: None.
CT232 Residential Utilities           3 CR

This course encompasses topics related to electrical, plumbing, and heating. During the electrical portion of the course students will learn about circuitry, electrical design, electrical codes, and basic electrical theory. In the heating and cooling segment, the focus will be targeted on heat load calculations, cooling systems, heating methods, and various heating systems. In the plumbing section, students will study the mechanics of plumbing systems. This will include methods of attachment, pumps, feed lines, vent systems, appliances, waste lines, and waste systems.

Co-requisite: CT208 or Instructor’s permission.
CT233 Principle of Workforce Leadership           5 CR

Designed to promote productive relations in the workforce, students in their second year will be modeling a foreman position. As crew leaders, they will work with first year students in order to learn the different communication skills required on the job site. Students investigate various code regulations and develop a sturdy log to properly document the student house projects. At the end of this course, students will create a personal resume and participate in an exit interview. 

CT234 Legal Aspects of Construction           1 CR

This course is an introduction to legal implications in the building and construction industry. This course reviews the Michigan Construction Lien Act with an in detail look into the laws and rules relating to Residential Builders and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors. 

Prerequisites: CT233 or permission of instructor.
CT261 Cooperative Education: Construction Technology           3 CR

This is a course designed to continue training in a student’s field of study through work experience. Students are graded on the basis of documentation of learning acquired as reported by student and employer. The student will complete at least 9 hours weekly for a total of 135 contract hours. This training should be accomplished during the student’s final semester. 

Prerequisite: Department Chair permission required.

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EC101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education           4 CR

This course will give students an overview of the field of early childhood education. It looks at the history as well as current practices, how early experiences influence brain growth and development, what activities constitute best practice and quality environments. The course also covers professionalism in the field: professional ethics and the commitment to being a lifelong learner. This course requires ten (10) hours of field experience.

Prerequisites: None.
EC107 Competencies and Best Practices in Children and Family Programs I           4 CR

This is the first of two courses that will prepare students for CDA (Child Development Associate) competency exam. This course focuses on child growth and development from birth to age five, with emphasis on planning a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment for children, including strategies in positive guidance. Hands on experience will supplement reading and study, and students will learn how to find and use many resources. Classroom practicum is also incorporated. Students will explore ways to support positive social development in children, strategies for positive guidance and management, and ways to establish and maintain a safe, healthy, appropriate learning environment for children. This course requires sixty (60) hours of field experience. 

Prerequisites: None.
EC108 Competencies and Best Practices in Children and Family Programs II           4 CR

This is the second of two courses that will prepare students for the CDA (Child Development Associate) competency exam. This course will give students resource materials, a basic foundation of knowledge, and hands-on experience in ways to nurture cognitive, motor, language, and creative process skills in children. The main objective is to teach students ways to advance physical and intellectual development in young children. Principles of children's growth and development will be integrated throughout the course, as will experiences in observing and recording children's behavior and progress in the areas of creative process, motor development, language, and cognitive development. Long range and daily planning will also be explored. Students will be observed working with children, will continue to work on their professional resource files and will fulfill other course requirements. This course requires sixty (60) hours of field experience.

Prerequisite: EC107 with a C or better.
EC117 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Early Childhood           3 CR

In this course, students will understand the roles of good nutrition, health, and safety in the early childhood classroom. Students will learn practical skills and procedures to increase their effectiveness with young children. This course incorporates and will provide students with accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date information on nutrition, health, and safety for young children. This course requires observation hours of field experience.

Prerequisites: None.
EC200 Social & Emotional Needs of Children           3 CR

In this course, students will learn about the nature of social development in young children and how to guide that development in the early childhood classroom. They will learn practical skills and procedures to increase their effectiveness with young children. This course incorporates the sound principles of child development, relationship enhancement, and behavior management. This course requires twenty (28) hours of field experience. 

Co-requisite: EN111.
EC212 Child Development           4 CR

In this course, students will be introduced to the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from the older child. Beginning with developmental and learning theories, students will study all developmental areas of young children to include affective, cognitive, physical and motor skills. Students will learn practical skills and procedures to increase their effectiveness with young children. This course incorporates and will provide students with accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date information on child development.

Prerequisite: EC101 or EC107.
EC216 Curriculum Development           3 CR

This course will focus on curriculum development for Early Childhood Education as well as developmentally appropriate practices for children birth through age eight. Students will do reading from the textbooks - Early Education Curriculum, A Child's Connection to the World and Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Programs. This course will enhance the student's understanding of early childhood curriculum and developmentally appropriate practices. 

Prerequisite: EC101 or EC107.
EC217 Emergent Literacy           3 CR

This course will explore the current attitudes, experiences, and opportunities which promote the development of reading and writing in young children. Because literacy begins at birth, students will learn about infant-toddler, as well as pre-school, development and activities. The course will also examine the role of reading aloud to children. This course requires fifteen (15) hours of field experience. 

Prerequisite: EN111.
EC218 Developing Family Partnerships           4 CR

This course is designed to give students the essential partnership building skills that contribute to Head Start's overall effectiveness a supportive, family centered community program. Students will learn about the critical role they will play as an Early Childhood worker, both individually and as part of team interactions with families, as well as gain knowledge and skills necessary to promote and sustain supportive partnerships. Topics covered will include: cultural awareness, development of individualized Family Partnership Agreements, identification and implementation of family centered goals, strengths and support, follow-up and tracking, comprehensive and confidential record keeping, as well as skills encompassing personalized attention, mutual respect, trust, acceptance and flexibility. 

Prerequisites: EN111.
EC219 Inclusion of Special Needs in Early Childhood           3 CR

This course will provide practical information about how to create and implement a high quality learning environment for children with special needs within an Early Childhood program serving typically developing children. This course requires fifteen (15) hours of field experience.

Prerequisites: EC212.
EC221 Infant-Toddler Development           3 CR

This course will provide practical information about how to create and implement a high quality learning environment for children with special needs within an Early Childhood program serving typically developing children. This course requires fifteen (15) hours of field experience.

Prerequisites: EN111.
EC305 Managing the Environment for Development and Learning           4 CR

This course features an in-depth examination of how early learning standards in all content areas (mathematics, science, literacy, technology, physical education, and the arts) can be met through the design and facilitated use of play-based environments. It also examines the role of the teacher as environmental designer and facilitator of learning. Introduction to Pre-K CLASS with review of each of the ten (10) dimensions and how to incorporate in the early childhood settings. This course requires thirty (30) hours of field experience. 

Prerequisites: EC212 and EN112.
EC310 Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood           4 CR

This course will provide the basic facts and skills you need to understand and prevent challenging behavior in early childhood. Students in this course will learn to address challenging behavior promptly and effectively along with ways to teach appropriate alternatives. The course brings together knowledge and techniques from many areas including neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, special education, research on early childhood and child development, cross-cultural studies, and proactive social and emotional skills programs. 

Prerequisites: EC212, EC200 and EN112. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you have working experience in an early childhood education classroom.
EC320 Observation and Assessment           4 CR

This course provides experience with the practices and tools for observation, documentation, and assessment of young children from birth through age eight. Discussion will include the use of results of assessment for planning continued developmental and learning experiences, as well as for appropriate classroom management and guidance strategies. This course requires five (5) hours of field experience. 

Prerequisites: EC212 and EN112.
EC330 Administration of Early Education Childhood Programs           4 CR

In this course, students examine theory and practice in the administration of education programs for young children, This course also focuses on determining program philosophy, financial, legal, supervisory, and operation procedures while complying with local, Tribal, state, and national standards. 

Prerequisites: EC117, EC212 and EN112.
EC410 Internship I           4 CR

The student will complete at least 140 hours in an early childhood setting culminating in experience as a lead teacher. Seminar meetings are included. The design of this course meets national standards and requirements for ECE programs. 

Prerequisites: EC212, EC305, and permission of instructor.
EC415 Internship II           4 CR

The student will complete at least 140 hours in an early childhood setting with primary emphasis on curriculum and administrative responsibilities. Seminar meetings are included. The design of this course meets national standards and requirements for ECE programs.

Prerequisites: EC216, EC410, and permission of instructor.
EC425 STEM for Early Childhood           4 CR

This course explores basic concepts and skills in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology appropriate to early childhood education. This course requires ten (10) hours of field experience.

Prerequisites: MA113 or higher, and one science course.
EC430 Creating Data Reports for ECE           4 CR

This course introduces early childhood education staff, and other professionals, to the basic concepts of data management, with special emphasis on child care data. Basic principles and methods of data management are introduced through examples of their use in decision making in general and with many examples from Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The course is designed for students who may not have previous formal training in data management, but who may need to work with data to address childhood trend priorities and other data-based decisions in early childhood education.

Prerequisites: MA113 or higher and EC330.
EC440 Senior Capstone           5 CR

Students in this course will conduct an independent research study of a relevant topic of current trends and issues in early childhood education. The topic will be defined jointly by student and instructor. Field research and oral presentation is required. This course requires 350 hours of field experience. 

Prerequisite: EN112, Senior status and permission of instructor.

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ED105 First Year Experience           2 CR

This course introduces strategies to aid students in developing skills that are needed for success in college. Topics include: navigating BMCC, self-motivation, self-awareness, personal responsibility, growth mindset, active learning, study skills, and personal development. 

Prerequisites: None.
ED201 Introduction to Education and Student Diversity           4 CR

This course is designed for students who are considering careers in education as certified teachers or as qualified paraprofessionals. Course content provides an overview of the role of schools in society; the roles and responsibilities of teachers and paraprofessionals; school curricula and instruction. Students will also learn about the wide diversity of learner needs in the classroom including differences in learning styles, linguistic, cultural, and economic backgrounds, gender issues, and physical and learning disabilities. Human development is studied in terms of teaching and learning. Additional topics include Michigan Curriculum Framework and Michigan requirements for teacher certification and Title I Part A requirements for paraprofessionals. Field experience is required.

Co-requisites: EN111.
ED213 Human Growth and Development for Educators           3 CR

This course is designed to explore concepts of human physical, intellectual, personality, and social development from conception to advanced maturity, with particular emphasis on learning readiness and abilities at each stage. Students will learn how these concepts impact classroom instruction and curriculum design, with particular emphasis on the effective components of the Michigan Standards and Benchmarks.

Prerequisite: EN112 and PY101 or permission of instructor.
ED220 Integrating Technology in the Classroom           3 CR

This course explores technology operations, concepts, and a variety of instructional tools. Students in this course will apply learning theory with technology to create lesson plans and outcomes aimed at improving critical thinking, communication, creativity and digital citizenship.

Prerequisites: ED201, or EC101 or EC107 for ECE majors.
ED255 Children's Literature for Grades K through 8           3 CR

This course introduces students to a wide variety of children’s literature, such as poetry, folklore, fantasy, realistic fiction, historical fiction, and biography, at the levels suitable for children ages five through 13. It covers the analysis of children’s fiction, enabling the student to discuss plot, setting, characterization, theme and style. It also stresses the use of literature in teaching cultural diversity.

Prerequisites: EN111

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EN102 Introduction to College Reading & Writing I           4 CR

This course is designed to prepare students for college level reading and writing skills in preparation for college level courses. Emphasis is on building specific skills for reading analysis and critical evaluation; grammatical accuracy; and organization of ideas in paragraph writing, particularly in the context of college assignments. Placement in EN102 is based on placement scores. If placement scores do not meet the EN102 criteria for the course, students will be required to take the additional one (1) credit EN102-Lab course along with EN102.

Co-requisites: CS121 or appropriate placement score, and ED105. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you complete the English sequence in a timely manner.
EN102L Introduction to College Reading & Writing I Lab           1 CR

This one (1) credit lab is an intensive course designed to help students identify and utilize their strengths in reading and writing to enable them to succeed in EN102 and subsequent writing courses in college. Additionally, students will learn strategies to help them identify and overcome knowledge and skill gaps and will prepare them for the next level of college writing. This course is required for students who place below the EN102 level.

Co-requisites: EN102 and ED105. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you complete the English sequence in a timely manner.
EN103 Introduction to College Reading & Writing II           4 CR

This course is designed to prepare students for college level reading and writing skills in preparation for college level courses. Emphasis is on building specific skills for reading analysis and critical evaluation; grammatical accuracy; and organization of ideas in paragraph writing, particularly in the context of college assignments. 

Prerequisite: EN102 with a C or better, or appropriate placement test score.
Co-requisites: CS121 or appropriate placement score, and ED105. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you complete the English sequence in a timely manner.
EN107 Public Speaking           3 CR

This course develops student self-confidence and organizational abilities in formal and informal speaking situations. Emphasis is placed on planning and organization of informative and persuasive speeches, as well as speeches to entertain. Topics include effective listening skills, problem-solving strategies, discussions, oral reading, and impromptu speeches. Tribal oratory tradition is also explored. 

Co-requisite: EN111. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you complete the English sequence in a timely manner.
EN111 College Composition           4 CR

This course introduces students to the writing and thinking skills necessary for academic success in college. A variety of college writing contexts and assignments are examined, including essay tests, summaries, reflective pieces, and persuasive and expository essays. The course explores various methods of development, including narration, illustration, comparison, definition, classification, and cause and effect. Critical thinking, logical organization, and respectful incorporation of print or electronic sources are emphasized. Fundamentals of correct usage and mechanics are reviewed. 

Prerequisite: EN103 with a C or better, or appropriate placement score.
Co-requisite: CS121 or appropriate placement score. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you complete the English sequence in a timely manner.
EN112 Content Area Composition and Research           4 CR

This course gives students further practice in organizational and development strategies for expository writing across the curriculum. In addition, EN112 initiates students into research in the academic disciplines and professional fields. Techniques for respectful and competent incorporation and APA-style documentation of research are introduced. Critical thinking, context appropriate style, correct usage, and mechanics are stressed. 

Prerequisite: EN111 with a C or better. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you complete the English sequence in a timely manner.
EN206 Creative Writing           3 CR

This course explores the creative process in writing poetry, fiction and drama. Students experiment with various literary modes while examining the work of established poets and fiction writers. Classroom activities include sharing individual work, compiling a portfolio, and pursuing publishing opportunities. Techniques of writing short literary essays are introduced; correct usage and mechanics are emphasized. 

Prerequisite: EN111.
Co-requisite: EN112. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you complete the English sequence in a timely manner.
EN219 Technical and Report Writing           4 CR

EN219 builds a connection between academic and work-related writing and prepares students to write in their selected area of employment. Students will study and practice some small and large genres (memos, emails, reports and proposals) commonly used at work. Examples from workplace writing are analyzed, and models are examined as students learn to create their own documents and work on their selected projects. Correct usage and mechanics are stressed; APA documentation is required. 

EN112 with a C or better. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you complete the English sequence in a timely manner.
EN225 Contemporary Native American Literature           3 CR

This course is an overview of Native American literature which touches on foundations in oral tradition and oratory but focuses on modern poetry, fiction, drama, film, biography and essays. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the unique thematic concerns of Native literature. (see also NA225.)

Prerequisite: EN112, or permission of instructor. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you complete the English sequence in a timely manner.
EN256 Advanced Composition & Research           4 CR

This second year writing course furthers development of academic writing skills. Emphasis is on extended essay writing based on analysis and critical discussion of academic readings and covering a range of rhetorical methods. This may include definition, classification, comparison/contrast, cause/effect and argumentation. Students are engaged in the research process, using a variety of primary and secondary sources, with APA documentation. 

Prerequisite: EN112 with a C or better. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you complete the English sequence in a timely manner.

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ES101 Fitness and Wellness           2 CR

This course is designed to provide an introduction and investigation into the foundations and principles of physical fitness and health. Fundamental theory of the psychological and physiological basis of physical fitness will be presented and discussed, as well as topics and issues relevant to the broad areas of health and wellness. Each student will be given the opportunity to develop a personal wellness program based on information obtained through class. 

Prerequisites: None.
ES105 Sociology of Sports           4 CR

This course will give students various perspectives on society and sport. Issues covered in class include socialization through sport; sport and the American school; sport and aging; aggression and violence in sport; racism in sport; women and sport; and sport as a political tool. 

Prerequisites: None.
ES107 Coaching Fundamentals           4 CR

This course will define the attributes and abilities of a good coach by taking a close look at the coach as a person, a professional, and a manager. Students will be given information on teaching methods, athlete selection, developing appropriate behavior, equipment management, and the legal aspects of coaching. 

Prerequisites: None.
ES109 Conditioning and Strength in Training           4 CR

This course is an introduction to laying the foundation of conditioning and strength training. Students will learn about aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, sports nutrition, flexibility, putting together a conditioning program, strength exercises, strength training facilities, and equipment. Students will be required to plan and develop training programs for a wide variety of sports. 

Prerequisites: None.
ES111 Physical Rehabilitation and Modalities           3 CR

This course is designed to give students practical information regarding the rehabilitation of the injured athlete. This class will also give students an in-depth look at decisions relative to rehabilitation programs. In this course, students will get in-depth exposure to multiple rehabilitation methodologies and equipment required to implement physical rehabilitation programs. Students will be required to devise rehabilitation programs as related to the athlete’s injury and sport. 

Prerequisites: BI107, BI221, or CH104 with a C or better, or permission of instructor.
ES113 Sports Nutrition           3 CR

This course will give students knowledge of the basic principles of nutrition as well as the role of the major nutrients in their application to wellness and fitness, as well as athletic performance. This course will address the interaction of diet and exercise in modifying the condition of the individuals with metabolic dysfunction and compromised cardiovascular health. We will also examine the nutritional needs of athletes and the effectiveness of ergogenic aids in enhancing sport performances. 

Prerequisite: None.
ES204 Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries           4 CR

This course is in the diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries. Prevention of sports injuries will be covered as well in the class. Students will learn and properly demonstrate proper taping techniques of injuries. 

Prerequisite: EN112.
ES205 Sports Management           4 CR

This course is designed to give students an overview of successful sports management with an insight into the skills and competencies required in the private sector. Students will learn the basic how-to of commercial sports management, which will include organizational skills, planning strategies, managing people, relating to the consumer, and staying on the right side of the law.

Prerequisites: EN112.
ES208 Exercise Physiology           4 CR

This course provides a balanced view of the Theoretical treatment of exercise physiology. Students will learn through applications using the performance approach. The class will emphasize control of physiological systems during exercise.

Prerequisite: EN112.
ES221 Capstone in Health and Fitness           3 CR

This course is to be offered as a culmination to the Health and Fitness AA degree, and taken during the student’s final semester in the program. Students are provided the opportunity to conduct small-scale individual research projects, work with local experts, job shadow, and present findings. Students gain hands-on experience by leading group classes or individual training sessions. 

Prerequisites: EN107, ES204 with C or better, ES205 with C or better, and permission of instructor.

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GE105 Introduction to World Geography           4 CR

This course will introduce students to the discipline of Geography and will provide students with a geographic framework for understanding global, regional, and local issues and problems. This course will expound upon the physical geography of the Great Lakes region, and the impact of geography on the region’s peoples and products.

Co-requisite: EN111.
GE201 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)           3 CR

This course develops foundational knowledge and skills in geospatial data, cartography, and geographic information systems (GIS). An overview of remote sensing will be provided. Students will investigate the theory and operation of GPS receivers and data integration with GIS. Students will gain hands-on experience with current GIS software and applications.

Prerequisites: CS121 and MA105 with C or better, or permission of instructor.

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HL116 Certified Nurse Aide Training           6 CR

This course prepares the student to provide basic patient care under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Once completed the student will be eligible to take the state exam to be certified as a Nursing Assistant (CNA). Employment opportunities for CNA’s primarily include hospitals, home care and long-term care facilities.

Prerequisite: none.
HL125 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic           13 CR

This program provides an understanding of the role of an emergency medical technician and prepares the student to manage pre-hospital emergencies. This course teaches the basics in airway management, CPR, bleeding, and shock management. It also educates the student on the recognition and the management of medical and traumatic emergencies. Successful completion of this course qualifies the student to deliver primary pre-hospital care in emergencies. With proper licensing, this program may allow the student to function on an ambulance, fire department, safety officer, park ranger, or other agencies until more advance pre-hospital care is available. The student must also complete 48 hours emergency department and ambulance clinicals.

Prerequisite: No felony convictions; no medical restrictions.
HL126 Emergency Medical Technician Specialist-Advanced           12 CR

Successful completion of this course qualifies the student to deliver more advance care during an emergency and to be recommended for NREMT evaluation at the EMT-Specialist level. This course includes increased understanding of anatomy and physiology of common medical and traumatic emergencies. It will also increase the skills performed including: advance airway management, intravenous and intraosseous cannulation, and some medication administration. The student must also complete 40 hours emergency department and ambulance clinicals.

Prerequisite: HL125.
HL130 Pharmacology I           2 CR

This course is part one of four courses that cover the application of pharmacology in a pre-hospital setting. Students will learn the fundamentals of pharmacology and the laws pertaining to the possession, use, documentation, and administration of medications. The class will cover theories of drug interaction with body systems, including foundational pharmacology terms like indication and contraindication. Students will also be introduced to drug calculations and routes of drug administration.

Pre-requisites: HL125 or EMT license or pending status, BI107, SI112, and appropriate placement test scores.
Co-requisites: HL134, HL140, and HL146.
HL131 Pharmacology II           2 CR

This course is part two of four courses that cover the application of pharmacology in a pre-hospital setting. Students will further develop their fundamental knowledge of pharmacology about respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurologic and endocrine medications, with an introduction to basic cardiac medications. In addition, knowledge of common over-the-counter medications will be introduced to be continuously developed throughout the rest of the program.

Prerequisites: HL130, HL134, HL140, and HL146.
Co-requisites: HL135, HL141, HL147, and HL150.
HL134 Cardiology I           2 CR

This course is the first in a four-part sequence that addresses the application of cardiology in a pre-hospital setting. In Cardiology I, students will learn the fundamentals of cardiology. The course will introduce the anatomy of the heart with a specific emphasis on macro and micro-circulation, nervous pathways, sodium/potassium pumps, and major muscle regions of the heart. An in-depth review of normal and abnormal cardiac enzymes, electrolyte levels, and other substances' effects on the heart will be provided. The electrocardiograph theory and its application in pre-hospital settings will also be introduced. 

Prerequisites: HL125 or EMT license or pending status, BI107, SI112, and appropriate placement test scores.
Co-requisites: HL130, HL140, and HL146.
HL135 Cardiology II           2 CR

This course is the second of a four-part sequence that addresses the application of cardiology in a pre-hospital setting. In HL135 Cardiology II, students will further develop and reinforce the fundamentals of cardiology. HL134 Cardiology I topics will be reviewed and expanded to ensure mastery of key topics is achieved. Additional topics to be covered include atrial and junctional rhythms and their causes along with corrective treatments for a trial and junctional dysrhythmias. Mastery of electrocardiographic theory and interpretation of atrial and junctional rhythms in pre-hospital settings are the learner outcomes for this course. 

Pre-requisites: HL130, HL134, HL140, and HL146.
Co-requisites: HL131, HL141, HL147, and HL150.
HL140 Advanced Emergency Care I           4 CR

This course is the first in a four-part sequence that covers the application of advanced emergency care in a pre-hospital setting. HL140 students will learn the fundamentals of advanced emergency care. There will be a review of all Emergency Medical Technician-Basic skills to ensure the same starting point for all students, no matter what background they entered the course from. After the initial refresher, topics to be covered include EMS systems, workforce safety and wellness, public health in EMS, medical/legal/ethical issues, communication, documentation, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, life span development, critical thinking and patient assessment. This course will also draw from Pharmacology I and Cardiology I to further develop the depth of learning in those classes. 

Prerequisites: HL125 OR EMT license or pending status, BI107, SI112, and appropriate placement scores.
Co-requisites: HL130, HL134, and HL146.
HL141 Advanced Emergency Care II           4 CR

This course is the second in a four-part sequence on the application of advanced emergency care in a pre-hospital setting. The course continues to cover fundamentals of advanced emergency care to ensure students’ mastery. Additional topics include airway management, respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurologic emergencies, diseases of the eyes/ears/nose/throat, abdominal, renal, gynecologic, endocrine, hematologic, immunologic and psychiatric emergencies; infectious diseases, and toxicology. HL141 will also review topics from Pharmacology II and Cardiology II to further develop the depth of learning. 

Prerequisites: HL130, HL134, HL140, and HL146.
Co-requisites: HL131, HL135, HL147, and HL150.
HL146 Advanced Skills & Situations I           4 CR

This course is the first in a four-part sequence that covers the application of advanced skills and situations in a pre-hospital setting. In HL146, students will learn the fundamentals of advanced skills and situations. HL146 will review all Emergency Medical Technician-Basic skills to ensure that everyone is at the same starting point. Knowledge acquired in Pharmacology I, Cardiology I, and Advanced Emergency Care I will be applied in a practical setting through skill demonstration, competency exams, and practical simulations in near real-world environments while maintaining the safety of the learner.

Prerequisites: HL125 or EMT license or pending status, BI107, SI112, and appropriate placement test scores.
Co-requisites: HL130, HL134, and HL140.
HL147 Advanced Skills & Situations II           4 CR

This course is the second in a four-part sequence that covers the application of advanced skills and situations in a pre-hospital setting. HL147 students will continue to develop the fundamentals of advanced skills and situations. All advanced skills, in addition to the foundational skills, are introduced to develop students’ full paramedic skills. Students will apply knowledge acquired in Pharmacology II, Cardiology II, and Advanced Emergency Care II in a practical setting through skill demonstration, competency exams, and practical simulations in near real-world environments while maintaining the safety of the learner. 

Prerequisites: HL130, HL134, HL140, and H146.
Co-requisites: HL131, HL135, HL141, and HL150.
HL150 Clinical Experience I           1 CR

At this point in the program, students are prepared to apply classroom learning to real-world settings. Students are expected to function as capable EMT-Basics and will begin to develop advanced skills and critical thinking processes during clinical experiences. The course requires students to complete 75 hours of on-location clinical experience. Rotations between the Emergency Department, 1st Floor Med Surge, and ALS vehicle experience are included. 

Prerequisites: HL130, HL134, HL140, and HL146.
Co-requisites: HL131, HL135, HL141, and HL147.
HL151 Clinical Experience II           1 CR

HL151 students will be continue to apply classroom learning to real-world settings. Course participants are expected to function as capable EMT-Advanced and will begin to develop advanced skills and critical thinking processes during clinical experiences. The course requires students to complete 63 hours of on-location clinical experience. Rotations between the Emergency Department, OR, and ALS vehicle experience are included.

Prerequisites: HL131, HL135, HL141, HL147, and HL150.
Co-requisites: HL212, HL216, HL220, and HL226.
HL153 Clinical Experience III           1 CR

In this course students will expand the application of classroom learning to real-world settings. Course participants are expected to function as capable paramedics and will master their advanced skills and critical thinking during clinical experiences. The course requires students to complete 136 hours of on-location clinical experience. Rotations between the Emergency Department, OR, Obstetrics, Psychiatric, and ALS vehicle experience are included. 

Prerequisites: HL151, HL212, HL216, HL220, and HL226.
Co-requisites: HL213, HL217, HL221, HL227, and HL235.
HL212 Pharmacology III           1 CR

HL212 is the third course of a four-part sequence that covers the application of pharmacology in a pre-hospital setting. HL212 students will further develop their mastery of all previous pharmacology topics before moving on to additional topics, including code medications, antibiotics, common transfer drugs, and RSI drugs. More common over-the-counter medications will be covered; herbal and alternative medicine will be discussed.

Prerequisites: HL131, HL135, HL141, HL147, and HL150.
Co-requisites: HL151, HL216, HL220, HL226, and HL234.
HL213 Pharmacology IV           1 CR

This is the last course in a four-part sequence that covers the application of pharmacology in a pre-hospital setting. Students will refine their mastery of pharmacology. Critical thinking and differential diagnosis, critical care medications, blood and blood products, antidotes, and emerging medications will be added topics. More common over-the-counter medications will be covered, and more herbal and alternative medication will be discussed. 

Prerequisites: HL151, HL212, HL216, HL220, HL226, and HL234.
Co-requisites: HL153, HL217, HL221, HL227, and HL235.
HL216 Cardiology III           1 CR

HL216 is the third course in a four-part sequence that addresses the application of cardiology in a pre-hospital setting. HL216 students will further develop and reinforce their fundamental knowledge of cardiology. Topics from the first two courses will be reviewed to ensure mastery. Additional topics to be covered include blocks rhythms and their causes, ventricular rhythms and their causes, corrective treatments for blocks and ventricular dysrhythmias, and introduction to 12 lead electrocardiogram interpretation in a pre-hospital setting.

Prerequisites: HL131, HL2135, HL141, HL147, and HL150.
Co-requisites: HL151, HL212, HL226, and HL234.
HL217 Cardiology IV           1 CR

This course concludes a four-part sequence that addresses the application of cardiology in a pre-hospital setting. Students will further develop their mastery of cardiology and will continue to review topics from the previous courses to ensure mastery. Additional topics to be covered include 12 lead electrocardiogram interpretation, responding to the field code, and management and resuscitation of the critical cardiac patient in a pre-hospital setting. 

Prerequisites: HL151, HL212, HL216, HL,220, HL226, and HL234.
Co-requisites: HL153, HL213, HL221, HL227, HL235.
HL220 Advanced Emergency Care III           4 CR

HL220 is the third course in a four-part sequence that covers the application of advanced emergency care in a pre-hospital setting. Review of topics from previous courses will continue to ensure mastery. Additional topics to be covered include trauma systems, mechanism of injury, bleeding, soft-tissue trauma, burns, face, and neck trauma, head trauma, spine trauma, chest trauma, abdominal trauma, genitourinary trauma, orthopedic trauma, and environmental trauma. This course will also rely on content from Pharmacology III and Cardiology III to further develop the depth of learning.

Prerequisites: HL131, HL135, HL141, HL147, and HL150.
Co-Requisites: HL151, HL212, HL216, HL226, and HL234.
HL221 Advanced Emergency Care IV           4 CR

This is the last course in a four-part sequence that covers the application of advanced emergency care in a pre-hospital setting. Topics from previous courses will be reviewed to ensure mastery. Additional topics to be covered include obstetrics, neonatal care, pediatric and geriatric emergencies, patients with special challenges, transport operations, incident management, multiple-casualty incidents, vehicle extrication, special rescue, hazardous materials, terrorism, disaster response, crime scene awareness, and career development. This course will also draw on content from Pharmacology IV and Cardiology IV to further develop the depth of learning.

Prerequisites: HL151, HL212, HL216, HL220, HL226, and HL234.
Co-requisites: HL153, HL213, HL 217, HL227, and HL235.
HL226 Advanced Skills & Situations III           4 CR

HL226 is the third course in a four-part sequence that covers the application of advanced skills and situations in a pre-hospital setting. HL226 students will continue to develop advanced skills and situations. A mastery of all advanced skills will be reviewed to further build the paramedic skills. Students will apply knowledge acquired in Pharmacology III, Cardiology III, and Advanced Emergency Care III in a practical setting through skill demonstration, competency exams, and practical simulations in near real-world environments while maintaining learner safety. 

Prerequisites: HL131, HL135, HL141, HL147, and HL150.
Co-requisites: HL151, HL212, HL216, HL220, and HL234.
HL227 Advanced Skills & Situations IV           4 CR

This is the last course of a four-part sequence that covers the application of advanced skills and situations in a pre-hospital setting. Students will continue to develop advanced skills and situations until a mastery of all advanced skills is demonstrated to further build into paramedic skills. Students will apply knowledge acquired in Pharmacology IV, Cardiology IV, and Advanced Emergency Care IV in a practical setting through skill demonstration, competency exams, and practical simulations in near real-world environments while maintaining learner safety.

Prerequisites: HL151, HL212, HL216, HL220, HL226, and HL234.
Co-requisites: HL153, HL213, HL217, HL221, and HL235.
HL234 Paramedic Operations           2 CR

Paramedics are expected to do more than just assess, treat, and transport patients in a pre-hospital setting. A deep understanding and a mastery of pre-hospital and hospital operations are vital for the successful performance of a paramedic. Topics to be covered in this course include HAZMAT, ICS, MCI, vehicle operation, industrial response and rescue, wilderness rescue, water rescue, active shooter response, and business operations. Given the changing range of paramedical responsibilities, the instructor may choose to add emerging new topics to stay current with the developing expectations of EMS and with the accrediting bodies’ recommendations.

Prerequisites: HL131, HL135, HL141, HL147, and HL150.
Co-requisites: HL151, HL212, HL216, HL220, and HL226.
HL235 Care of Special Patients           2 CR

Patients with special care needs or with care needs that fall outside of the normal pre-hospital education spectrum constitute a significant group within health care. This course is designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, treat, and transport patients with special needs. Topics addressed in this course include pediatric patients, neonatal patients, geriatric patients, technology-assisted patients, morbidly obese patients, hospice residents, functional and developmentally delayed patients, and homecare patients. Content of this course may be altered based on instructor specialty, current recommendations from national and state accrediting bodies, and best practices identified in the industry. 

Prerequisites: HL151, HL212, HL216, HL220, HL226, and HL234.
Co-requisites: HL153, HL213, HL217, HL221, and HL227.
HL240 National Registry Preparation           1 CR

At this point in the program, students have completed all didactic and practical skills evaluations and have demonstrated competence. This course is designed to give students an optimal chance of passing both the NREMT Practical and Written Exam. This course reviews and reinforces key topics, practical skills, and test-taking strategies. Students must pass this class and get the paramedic program department chair’s approval to sit for both the Written and Practical NREMT Exams. 

Prerequisites: HL153, HL213, HL217, HL217, HL221, HL227, and HL235.
Co-requisites: HL260.
HL255 Seminar Capstone—Paramedic           3 CR

At this point in the program, students have completed all didactic and practical skills evaluations and have demonstrated competence. This capstone course is designed to culminate activity at the end of the Associate of Applied Science Paramedic or Certificate of Completion Paramedic Program. Students are required to complete 250 internship hours with an EMS agency including ALS vehicle experience.

Prerequisites: HL150, HL151, and HL153.
Co-requisite: HL240.

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HS105 American History I           4 CR

This course begins with an overview of Native settlement patterns before the arrival of the Mayflower. It addresses the arrival of colonists to the eastern shore of North America and their descendants who eventually waged the successful American War for Independence beginning in 1776. Also covered is the formation of a new government, the acquisition of new territory, and the march toward fulfilling "manifest destiny" prior to the Civil War. This course comprises the themes addressed in this first of two courses, detailing the persons and events which are the history of the United States.

Co-requisites: EN111, or permission of instructor.
HS106 American History II           4 CR

An emerging nation convulsed by Civil War begins this course. Settlement of the west, Turner's "frontier thesis," the World Wars which thrust the United States into global leadership, the '50s calm before the '60s social storm, and the contemporary era conclude this sequential course overview of American History. 

Prerequisite: HS105 or permission of instructor.
HS109 History of World Civilization I           3 CR

This course is a survey of the history of World Civilization from its prehistoric roots through the year 1500. This study will investigate the origin and development of cultural trends from the civilizations of the Americas, Asia, India, and the Mediterranean through the era of European Feudalism; culminating with events of the high middle ages in Europe, and evens in Ming China. This course will include a study of political history, philosophy, and literature. 

Co-requisite: EN111 or permission of instructor.
HS110 History of World Civilization II           3 CR

This course is a continuation of HS109 emphasizing political, economic, and cultural changes of the 18th century, the various forms of nationalism, international socialism, and their influences on the 19th and 20th century, and the search for international peace with the increasing complexity of the emerging nations of the Third World. This course will include a study of political history, philosophy, and literature.

Prerequisite: HS109 or permission of instructor.
HS202 Michigan History           3 CR

This course introduces students to the general history of the State of Michigan from its days as a territory of the nation of France, then Britain, and finally as a territory, and subsequently a state of the United States of America.

Prerequisites: EN111
HS212 American Government I           4 CR

This course is a study of the processes and functions of national government. It includes a study of Federalism, political parties, Constitutional principles, and the role of the citizen. It will also examine the ongoing relationship between the Federal government and the Indian tribes.

Prerequisites: EN111.

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HU116 Art Appreciation           3 CR

This course offers a thematic and global approach to learning about art and art appreciation. Students will begin to learn about the balance of Western and non-Western approaches to art, its purposes and functions, and will discover and explore the diverse approaches of artists. Students will also learn to identify characteristics that unite cultural differences and those that show distinction.

Prerequisites: None.
HU122 Native American Art Appreciation           3 CR

This course discusses the art of Native peoples of North America from prehistoric times to the present. It explores the diverse regions, traditions, mediums, issues, styles, and themes of Native North American art works and artists.

Prerequisite: None.

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JR110 Introduction to Mass Media           4 CR

This course focuses on today’s world of mass media industries and support businesses, as well as the legal, ethical, social, global, and technological issues these businesses face every day. An emphasis on mass media as a business helps students see how economic concepts apply to the publishing industry in regards to books, newspapers, magazines and internet.

Prerequisite: Minimum college placement test score.

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LA219 Liberal Arts Capstone Seminar           3 CR

This course is to be taken during the student’s final semester in the Liberal Arts program. Students will develop and polish skills needed for further education or entering the workforce. Students will build a portfolio, job shadow, complete community service, develop a thesis, and improve financial management and public speaking skills.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all math and communications requirements and electives, and permission of Department Chair.

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MA105 Introductory Algebra           5 CR

This course is an accelerated course in Introductory Algebra. Topics covered will include basic mathematical and algebraic skills, ratios, percentages, proportional reasoning, solving equations, linear and exponential models, dimensional analysis, data interpretation, polynomials, factoring, and introduction to quadratic equations. A significant portion of class time is devoted to required collaborative group work with instructor facilitation and guidance. Students should be prepared to actively participate in group discussions during every lesson.

Co-requisite: ED105.
MA113 Quantitative Reasoning           4 CR

This course is designed to assist students in interpreting and communicating mathematical/statistical information in a variety of ways. Topics covered include arithmetic reasoning, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, similarity and scaling, probability, statistical reasoning, and use of numeric, symbolic, and graphical methods to solve problems. Students will develop an ability to think critically and logically and make decisions about real world issues. Students will be required to commit to working weekly in a group work format. This is essential to success in the course

Prerequisite: MA105 with C or better, or appropriate placement score less than three years old. Prerequisite: CS121 or appropriate placement score.
MA114 Intermediate Algebra           4 CR

This course is designed for students with at least 1 year of high school algebra. It is a study of number systems, first-degree equations and inequalities, polynomials, radical and rational expressions, systems of linear equations, quadratic equations, and exponential and logarithmic functions. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you complete the mathematics sequence in a timely manner.

Prerequisite: MA105 with C or better, or appropriate placement score less than three years old.
MA116 College Algebra           4 CR

This course is for business, life, and social science students who wish to transfer into a degree program. It is the study of inequalities, linear, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, mathematics of finance, systems of equations and matrices, and an introduction to probability and sequences. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you complete the mathematics sequence in a timely manner.

Prerequisite: MA114 with C or better, or appropriate placement score less than three years old.
MA118 Trigonometry           4 CR

The course is a study of trigonometry functions and graphs, laws of sine and cosine, right triangle and unit circle, vectors, inverse trigonometry functions, trigonometry identities, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions and applications, solving trigonometry equations and applications and polar coordinates. 

Prerequisite: MA116 with a C or better.
MA206 Statistical Methods           4 CR

This course is for students who wish to continue their study of mathematics and plan to transfer to a program which requires higher mathematical skills and/or the study of statistics. It is an introduction to the study of descriptive statistics, sampling techniques, probability distributions, statistical inference (tests of hypothesis), correlation, and regression. In order to succeed in this curriculum, it is recommended that you complete the mathematics sequence in a timely manner. 

Prerequisite: MA113 or MA114 with a C or better.

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MT102 Introduction to Manufacturing Technology I           1 CR

This course is designed to give students an overview of manufacturing processes used to day in major industry product markets (ie:ground and air transportation, construction, consumer industry, packaging, power generation). The course will demonstrate how manufacturing is integrated with the product development stages from conceptual design to commercial introduction. The course will have high focus on the manufacturing process selection criteria that meet specific characteristics of the product material, geometry/construction, and customer requirements. The course will include a survey of the major advanced manufacturing methodologies, quality, cost, process control, product requirement validation, technical skill requirements, and various career opportunities in the 21st century manufacturing sector.

Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED.

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NA104 Topics in Native American Studies           1 CR

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the variety of topics and competitions that are a part of the annual American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference. Topics will include Native American culture, history, business, art, theater, traditional games, and native fauna and flora.

Prerequisites: None.
NA110 Native Americans: Sharing Our Culture and Traditions           3 CR

This course provides a means of sharing cultural and traditional norms between the Native American Tribes of the United States. It demonstrates the diversity of the Native American ways of life, including cultural changes and continuity of traditions in present day Native American cultures. 

Prerequisites: None.
NA113 Native American Awareness           1 CR

This course is designed to provide an increased awareness and understanding of the Anishinaabe people of the past and present. Students will participate in group discussions in a talking circle format, supplemented with video presentations, guest speakers, and/or field trips.

Prerequisite: None.
NA117 Introduction to Native American Beading           2 CR

This course presents a hands-on approach to familiarizing the student with traditional Native American beadwork. Emphasis will be placed on beadwork styles of the Anishinaabe. Students will complete individual beadwork projects.

Prerequisite: None.
NA122 Native American Art Appreciation           3 CR

This course discusses the art of Native peoples of North America from prehistoric times to the present. It explores the diverse regions, traditions, mediums, issues, styles, and themes of Native North American art works and artists.

Prerequisite: None.
NA123 Native American Contributions to Society           4 CR

Throughout the course, students will look at the contributions that Native Americans have made to past and present society. Topics covered will include agriculture, medicine, art, language, politics, hunting, technology, and food. Each week students will discuss and complete assignments to reinforce the weekly material.

Co-requisites: EN111.
NA125 History and Organization of Michigan Indian Tribes           4 CR

This course will examine the history of Michigan Indian Tribes (present and past) and their chronological relationship with the Federal and State Governments. Overviews of tribal histories will include the Chippewa, Ottawa, Potawatomi, Menominee, Huron, Sac & Fox, & Miami Tribes. 

Prerequisites: None.
Co-requisite: EN111.
NA131 Anishinaabek Legends & Oral Traditions           3 CR

This course presents oral teachings of the Anishinaabe people through the use of audio and video presentation and guest speaking elders, supplemented by written texts. Emphasis will be on season-specific legends, (i.e. Wenebojo, Nanabojo, Nanabush) and various other teachings. This course offered during the winter season only. 

Prerequisite: None.
NA132 People and the Land - Seasonal Life Ways           3 CR

This course studies the relationship between the Anishinaabe people and nature, focusing on their seasons, their ceremonies, and the seasonally ordered progression of work. Students will participate in seasonal-specific field trips, supplemented with guest speakers, input from elders, and video presentations. 

Prerequisites: None.
NA136 Nishnaabek Clothing, Adornment & Handcrafts           3 CR

This course presents a hands-on approach to familiarizing the student with traditional Anishinaabek styles of clothing, adornment, and other handcrafted items native to the Great Lakes region. Students will complete individual projects such as various types of beadwork, ribbon appliqué, leatherwork, basketry, quillwork, etc. Lab fee required.

Prerequisite: None.
NA154 Traditional Drumming and Singing I           3 CR

This course is designed for the beginner and is taught from a Traditional Anishinaabek perspective. It will introduce basic drumming and singing etiquette and techniques starting with the teachings of the drum and progressing through a variety of song styles commonly used at pow-wows and social gatherings.

Prerequisite: None.
NA155 Traditional Drumming and Singing II           3 CR

This course is a continuation of NA154 and expands upon different styles of song and dance with emphasis on pow-wow drumming and singing. Students will be introduced to other drums used by the Anishinaabek and will receive traditional teachings on their origin and use.

Prerequisite: NA154, or permission of instructor.
NA213 Contemporary Native American Issues           3 CR

This course is an examination of current Native American achievements, issues, problems and events. Students are introduced to Native and non-Native newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and publications which report on events affecting Native Americans on an international, national, regional & local level. 

Prerequisite: EN111, or permission of instructor.
NA219 Tribal Government and Economic Issues           3 CR

This course is an examination of tribal government and current tribal economic development issues. Course topics include, but are not limited to, structure and roles of reservation governments, gaming, and other tribal business enterprises.

Prerequisites: EN111, or permission of instructor.
NA225 Contemporary Native American Literature           3 CR

This course is an overview of Native American literature which touches on foundations in oral tradition and oratory but focuses on modern poetry, fiction, drama, film, biography and essays. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the unique thematic concerns of Native literature. (see also EN225)

Prerequisite: EN112, or permission of instructor.
NA305 Tribal Law           3 CR

This course will explore such areas as the structure of tribal government, tribal sovereignty, treaties, civil and criminal court jurisdiction in Indian country, tribal resources, economic development, taxation and regulation, rights of individual Indians, and various federal laws and court cases concerning and affecting tribes and their members.

Prerequisites: EN111, or permission of instructor.

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NL101 Introduction to the Anishinaabe Language I           1 CR

This is an introductory course that presents basic concepts of conversation in the Anishinaabe language. Students will have the opportunity to increase their vocabulary, learn to pronounce words correctly, and understand that the Anishinaabe culture is within the language. 

Prerequisite: None.
NL102 Introductions to the Anishinaabe Language II           1 CR

This is a continuation of NL101 Introduction to the Anishinaabe Language I. This course continues to build on the basic concepts of conversation in the Anishinaabe language. Students will increase their vocabulary, learn to pronounce, and read and write in Anishinaabemowin. Students will also deepen their understanding of Anishinaabe culture and language. 

Prerequisite: None.
NL103 Introductions to the Anishinaabe Language III           1 CR

This is a continuation of NL102 Introduction to the Anishinaabe Language II. This course continues to build on the concepts of conversation in the Anishinaabe language. Students will continue to increase their vocabulary, learn more complex grammar structures, and expand their use of reading and writing in Anishinaabemowin. Students will also deepen their understanding of Anishinaabe culture and language.

Prerequisite: None.
NL105 Ojibwe Language I           4 CR

This is an introductory course to the Ojibwe Language. Students will have the opportunity to learn simple phrases, greetings, nouns, and structure (grammar) in Ojibwe. Students will also have the opportunity to learn culturally relevant Anishinaabek teachings. Emphasis will be on listening and recognition of the flow of the language.

Prerequisite: None.
NL106 Ojibwe Language II           4 CR

This course will expand upon Ojibwe I, still keeping the verb as the main focus and continuing work with the double vowel system. Students will learn to write sentences and simple dialogue on their own. This course will also include Ojibwe cultural activities.

Prerequisite: NL105, or permission of instructor.
NL109 Ojibwe III (Intermediate I)           3 CR

This course will emphasize conversational Ojibwe. Students will continue utilizing the nouns and verbs from Ojibwe II. More class time will be spent on oral exercises.

Prerequisite: NL106, or permission of instructor.
NL112 Introduction to the Sound Based Method of Understanding Anishinaabemowin - Part I           2 CR

An introductory course in understanding the root concepts of Anishinaabemowin.

Prerequisite: None.
NL114 Introduction to the Sound Based Method of Understanding Anishinaabemowin - Part II           2 CR

A course in understanding Anishinaabemowin from the point of view of the first language fluent speaker of the pre-Columbian time. The worldview of those past speakers is important to understanding what is actually said when the language is spoken. We will look at how the original concepts apply to actions we see today while the sounds and meanings remain the same. This course is designed to be taught concurrently to the introductory class of the sound based method. Students of this course will be encouraged to assist in explaining to the first year students the most basic concepts of the language as they understand them.

Prerequisite: NL112.
NL121 Speaking Anishinaabemowin I           1 CR

This course will focus on developing the learner’s Anishinaabemowin speaking skills. Students will have the opportunity to listen and practice speaking Anishinaabemowin. The course will utilize the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. Students will practice and demonstrate speaking skills starting from the Novice – Low level and working towards the Superior Level of Speaking Proficiency.

Prerequisite: None.
NL122 Speaking Anishinaabemowin II           1 CR

This course will focus on developing the learner’s Anishinaabemowin speaking skills. Students will have the opportunity to listen and practice speaking Anishinaabemowin. The course will utilize the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. Students will practice and demonstrate speaking skills starting from the Novice – Low level and working towards the Superior Level of Speaking Proficiency.

Prerequisite: None.
NL123 Speaking Anishinaabemowin III           1 CR

This course will continue from the NL122 Speaking Anishinaabemowin II course to develop the learner’s Anishinaabemowin speaking skills. The course will utilize ACTFL’s (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages) Proficiency Guidelines as applied to Anishinaabemowin for students to practice and demonstrate speaking skills, starting from the NoviceMid level and working towards the Superior Level of Proficiency.

Co-requisite: one Anishinaabemowin Pane Program (NP) course or NL105 and NL106.
NL124 Speaking Anishinaabemowin IV           1 CR

This course will continue from the NL123 Speaking Anishinaabemowin III course. It will further develop the learner’s Anishinaabemowin speaking skills. The course will utilize ACTFL’s (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages) Proficiency Guidelines as applied to Anishinaabemowin for students to practice and demonstrate speaking skills from the Novice-Mid level and working towards the Superior Level of Proficiency.

Co-requisite: one Anishinaabemowin Pane Program (NP) course or NL105 and NL106.
NL125 Speaking Anishinaabemowin V           1 CR

This course will continue from the NL123 and NL124 - Speaking Anishinaabemowin III and Speaking Anishinaabemowin IV courses. It will further develop the learner’s Anishinaabemowin speaking skills. The course will utilize ACTFL’s (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages) Proficiency Guidelines as applied to Anishinaabemowin for students to practice and demonstrate speaking skills from the Novice-Mid level and working towards the Superior Level of Proficiency.

Co-requisite: one Anishinaabemowin Pane Program (NP) course or NL105 and NL106.
NL126 Speaking Anishinaabemowin VI           1 CR

This course will continue from the NL123 and NL124 - Speaking Anishinaabemowin III and Speaking Anishinaabemowin IV courses. It will further develop the learner’s Anishinaabemowin speaking skills. The course will utilize ACTFL’s (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages) Proficiency Guidelines as applied to Anishinaabemowin for students to practice and demonstrate speaking skills from the Novice-Mid level and working towards the Superior Level of Proficiency.

Co-requisite: one Anishinaabemowin Pane Program (NP) course or NL105 and NL106.
NL127 Speaking Anishinaabemowin VII           1 CR

This course will continue from the NL121 Speaking Anishinaabemowin 1 through NL126 Speaking Anishinaabemowin VI courses to further develop the learner’s Anishinaabemowin vocabulary and speaking skills. The course will utilize ACTFL’s (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages) Proficiency Guidelines as applied to Anishinaabemowin for students to practice and demonstrate speaking skills from the Novice-High level and working towards the Superior Level of Proficiency.

Co-requisite: Any two courses from years one and two of the Anishinaabemowin Pane Program, or NL106 Ojibwe Language II, or equivalent courses outside of BMCC, or permission of instructor.
NL128 Speaking Anishinaabemowin VIII           1 CR

This course will continue from the NL121 Speaking Anishinaabemowin 1 through NL126 Speaking Anishinaabemowin VI courses to further develop the learner’s Anishinaabemowin vocabulary and speaking skills. The course will utilize ACTFL’s (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages) Proficiency Guidelines as applied to Anishinaabemowin for students to practice and demonstrate speaking skills starting from the Novice-High level and working towards the Superior Level of Proficiency.

Co-requisite: Any two courses from years one and two of the Anishinaabemowin Pane Program, or NL106 Ojibwe Language II, or equivalent courses outside of BMCC, or permission of instructor
NL209 Anishinaabe Language Teaching Methods           3 CR

This course is an introduction to the general principles of teaching Anishinaabemowin, stressing development of listening comprehension and speaking skills. In lesson planning, focus will be on structural and communicative approaches.

Prerequisites: NL106 and NP142, or permission of instructor.

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NP141 Basic Immersion I           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is designed for both new and continuing Anishinaabemowin learners. Through a variety of techniques, including story-telling, the instructor creates for the students a context in which the language is heard. For many students, this may be the first time they have heard the language used for an extended period. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the sound of Anishinaabemowin. It is expected that the student will begin to comprehend the broad context of the instructor's narrative without having to resort to grammatical study.

Prerequisite: None.
NP142 Basic Immersion II           6 CR

This course is a continuation of NP141. It is delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin and focuses on hearing, listening and comprehension. Through story-telling the instructor facilitates the student's ability to understand general meaning and significant events within a story. Through the continued development of immersion listening skills, the student's comprehension is further improved allowing the acquisition of a broadened core vocabulary and an enhanced ability to recognize meaning in natural speech.

Prerequisite: None.
NP143 Basic Immersion III           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP141 and NP142. Using progressively higher levels of speech, sentence structure and vocabulary, the instructor continues to promote the development of the student's immersion listening skills and comprehension. The student will demonstrate an understanding of increasingly subtle nuances in each story and will begin to respond appropriately, in either English or Anishinaabemowin, to questions from the instructor. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP151 Introduction to Immersion I           6 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Anishinaabemowin, will focus on introducing the learner to language immersion, familiarizing the learner to the techniques used by the instructors in an immersion environment, and building the confidence of the learner to remain committed to the immersion approach to second language acquisition. The focus will initially be on hearing the language used in a wide variety of contexts to develop an ability to recognize the sound, intonation, and rhythm of the speech of fluent speakers. Hearing the language is a prerequisite to listening to the language for comprehension. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP152 Introduction to Immersion II           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, will continue the immersion techniques introduced in NP151. Instructors will maintain an immersion environment, develop the student's immersion listening skills, and continue to strengthen the student's commitment to the immersion approach to second language acquisition. The focus will remain on maximizing the student's hearing the language used in a wide variety of contexts in order to develop an ability to recognize the sound, intonation, and rhythm of speech of fluent speakers. Hearing the language is a prerequisite to listening to the language for comprehension.

Prerequisite: None.
NP153 Introduction to Immersion III           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, will conclude the student’s introduction to language immersion education presented in NP151 and NP152. Instructors will maintain an immersion environment and continue building the confidence of the student to understand and remain committed to the immersion approach to second language acquisition. The focus will remain on maximizing the student's hearing the language used in a wide variety of contexts in order to develop an ability to recognize the sound, intonation, and rhythm of the speech of fluent speakers. Instructors will monitor individual student’s progress and adjust the level of language used to meet each student's level of acquisition. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP171 Basic Immersion IV           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is designed to increase the listening comprehension of the student beyond the basic level. The student will become more confident in his/her ability to comprehend the speech of a fluent speaker. The student will continue the development of his/her ability to respond to and interact with the instructor. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP172 Basic Immersion V           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP171. It is designed to further develop the student's listening comprehension. The student will be able to understand in greater detail the emotive and descriptive nuances in the speech of a first-speaker, as well as be able to broadly describe in English the subject matter presented by the instructor. The student will exhibit a greater facility to respond appropriately in either Anishinaabemowin or in English to the instructor. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP173 Basic Immersion VI           6 CR

This course, taught entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP172. The course continues to increase the comprehension level of the student. The student will develop an increased ability to understand the finer points of what is being communicated, and an emergent ability to translate from Anishinaabemowin to English will show itself in the student. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP181 Introduction to Immersion IV           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, builds on the first year immersion experience. Instructors will create an immersion environment designed to increase the listening comprehension of the student beyond the introductory level while continuing to build the confidence of the learner to understand and remain committed to the immersion approach to second language acquisition. The instructors will use a variety of techniques to maximize the student's hearing of the language. Hearing the language used in a wide variety of contexts will lead to an increased capacity to comprehend the speech of fluent speakers. Instructors will monitor individual student’s progress and adjust the level of language used to meet each student’s level of acquisition. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP182 Introduction to Immersion V           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP181 Introduction to Immersion IV.

Prerequisite: None.
NP183 Introduction to Immersion VI           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP182 Introduction to Immersion V. Additional hours with the instructor(s) and/or fluent speakers outside of the weekend experience will be arranged by the student to generate additional hours of comprehensible input.

Prerequisite: None.
NP241 Intermediate Immersion I           6 CR

This course, taught entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP173. The course continues to increase the comprehension level of the student to an intermediate level. The student will continue to develop his/her understanding of the messages being communicated by first-speakers of Anishinaabemowin and be able to better respond to questions offered in the language. The student will be able to demonstrate an increased facility to broadly translate from Anishinaabemowin to English by correctly identifying character(s), setting, story sequence, and meaning.

Prerequisite: None.
NP242 Intermediate Immersion II           6 CR

This course, taught entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP241. The course continues to increase the comprehension level of the student to an intermediate level. The student will continue to develop his/her understanding of the messages being communicated by first-speakers of Anishinaabemowin and be able to better respond to questions offered in the language. The student will be able to demonstrate an increased facility to broadly translate from Anishinaabemowin to English by correctly identifying character(s), setting, story sequence, and meaning.

Prerequisite: None.
NP243 Intermediate Immersion III           6 CR

This course, taught entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP242. The course continues to increase the comprehension level of the student to an intermediate level. The student will continue to develop his/her understanding of the messages being communicated by first-speakers of Anishinaabemowin and be able to better respond to questions offered in the language. The student will also be able to demonstrate an increased facility to broadly translate from Anishinaabemowin to English by correctly identifying character(s), setting, story sequence, and meaning. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP251 Listening Comprehension I           6 CR

This course, team taught in Anishinaabemowin, builds on the first two years of course offerings and weekend immersions. The student will exhibit a higher level of listening comprehension and demonstrate a greater facility to respond to and interact with the instructors in either Anishinaabemowin or in English.

Prerequisite: None.
NP252 Listening Comprehension II           6 CR

This course, team taught in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP251. The student will exhibit a higher level of listening comprehension and demonstrate a greater facility to respond to and interact with the instructors in either Anishinaabemowin or in English.

Prerequisite: None.
NP253 Listening Comprehension III           6 CR

This course, team taught in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP252. The student will exhibit an increased level of listening comprehension and demonstrate a greater facility to respond to and interact with the instructors in either Anishinaabemowin or in English. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP271 Intermediate Immersion IV           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, will continue to increase the student's comprehension level and begin to facilitate the student's production of speech. The decision to speak in Anishinaabemowin is still the choice of the student. Speaking Lab hours will be offered separately. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP272 Intermediate Immersion V           6 CR

This course is delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin. By this point in the Anishinaabemowin Pane Immersion Program students will understand fully what the instructor is saying and will be able to translate accurately the general content of that speech. Students will be able to engage in dialogues with the instructor and answer appropriately questions posed by the instructor. Speaking Lab hours will be offered separately.

Prerequisite: None.
NP273 Intermediate Immersion VI           6 CR

This course is delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin. Students will continue to receive comprehensible input through storytelling and other activities that the instructors deem necessary to facilitate the students’ ability to understand general meaning and significant events within a story/activity. Students will continue to increase their level of understanding and demonstrate this by communicating and answering questions appropriately.

Prerequisite: None.
NP281 Listening Comprehension IV           6 CR

This course, team taught in Anishinaabemowin, builds on the first three years of courses. The students listening comprehension will be at an intermediate-high to advanced-low level. The production of speech will begin to emerge spontaneously, and speaking lab hours will be offered separately. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP282 Listening Comprehension V           6 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP281. Students will understand at an advancedlow to advanced-mid level what the instructor(s) is saying and will be able to translate accurately the general content of that speech. Students will be able to engage in dialogues at the beginner-low to beginner-mid level or higher, if they have engaged with speakers in speaking lab and/or outside the classroom setting. Students will answer appropriately questions posed by the instructor(s). 

Prerequisite: None.
NP283 Listening Comprehension VI           6 CR

This course is delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin; it is a continuation of NP282. Students will continue to receive comprehensible input through storytelling and other activities that the instructors deem necessary to facilitate the students’ ability to understand general meaning and significant events within a story/activity. Lab hours will be offered separately and/or students will spend additional hours with fluent speaker(s), and/or participating in language camps, conferences and workshops. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP341 Advanced Immersion I           6 CR

This course, team taught in Anishinaabemowin, builds on the first two years of course offerings and weekend immersions. The student will exhibit a higher level of listening comprehension and demonstrate a greater facility to respond to and interact with the instructors in either Anishinaabemowin or in English. Additional hours with the instructor(s) and/or fluent speakers outside of the weekend immersions will be arranged by the student to generate additional hours of comprehensible input. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP342 Advanced Immersion II           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP341. Students with intermediate-high to advanced-low comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits, and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Speaking Lab hours will be offered separately.

Prerequisite: None.
NP343 Advanced Immersion III           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP342. Students with intermediate-high to advanced-low comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits, and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Speaking Lab hours will be offered separately. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP351 Comprehensive Immersion I           6 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Anishinaabemowin, builds on the first four years of courses and is the second course of Year 5 of the Anishinaabemowin Pane Immersion Program. Instructors and students meet for five weekend sessions during the semester for eighteen hours of immersion over two days. Students with advanced-low to advanced-high comprehension listening skills will continue to develop those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits, and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Speaking Lab hours will be offered separately and/or students will spend additional hours with fluent speaker(s), and/or participating in language camps, conferences and workshops.

Prerequisite: None.
NP352 Comprehensive Immersion II           6 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP351. Instructors and students meet for five weekend sessions during the semester for eighteen hours of immersion over two days. Students with advanced-low to advanced-high comprehension listening skills will continue to improve those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits, and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Speaking Lab hours will be offered separately and/or students will spend additional hours with fluent speaker(s), and/or participating in language camps, conferences and workshops.

Prerequisite: None.
NP353 Comprehensive Immersion III           6 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP352. Instructors and students meet for five weekend sessions during the semester and for eighteen hours of immersion over two days. Students with advanced-low to advanced-high comprehension listening skills will continue to improve those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits, and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Speaking Lab hours will be offered separately and/or students will spend additional hours with fluent speaker(s), and/or participating in language camps, conferences and workshops.

Prerequisite: None.
NP371 Advanced Immersion IV           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP343 and initiates the sixth year Anishinaabemowin Pane Immersion Program. Students with advanced-mid to advanced-high comprehension listening skills will continue to improve those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits, and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Speaking Lab hours will be offered separately and/or students will spend additional hours with fluent speaker(s), and/or participating in language camps, conferences and workshops. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP372 Advanced Immersion V           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP371. Students with advanced-mid to advancedhigh comprehension listening skills will continue to improve those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits, and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Speaking Lab hours will be offered separately and/or students will spend additional hours with fluent speaker(s), and/or participating in language camps, conferences and workshops.

Prerequisite: None.
NP373 Advanced Immersion VI           6 CR

This course, delivered entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP372 and is part of the final courses in the sixth and final year of the Anishinaabemowin Pane Immersion Program. Students with advanced-mid to advanced-high comprehension listening skills will continue to improve those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits, and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Speaking Lab hours will be offered separately and/or students will spend additional hours with fluent speaker(s), and/or participating in language camps, conferences and workshops.

Prerequisite: None.
NP381 Comprehensive Immersion IV           6 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP353 and is part of Year 6, the final year of the Anishinaabemowin Pane Immersion Program. Instructors and students meet for five weekend sessions during the semester for a total of eighteen hours of immersion over two days. Students with advanced-low to advanced-high comprehension listening skills will continue to improve those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits, and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Speaking Lab hours will be offered separately and/or students will spend additional hours with fluent speaker(s), and/or participating in language camps, conferences and workshops.

Prerequisite: None.
NP382 Comprehensive Immersion V           6 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP381. Instructors and students meet for five weekend sessions during the semester and spend a total of eighteen hours of immersion over two days. Students with advanced-mid to advanced-high comprehension listening skills will continue to improve those skills by interacting with firstspeaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits, and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Speaking Lab hours will be offered separately and/or students will spend additional hours with fluent speaker(s), and/or participating in language camps, conferences and workshops. 

Prerequisite: None.
NP383 Comprehensive Immersion VI           6 CR

This course, team taught entirely in Anishinaabemowin, is a continuation of NP382 and is the final weekend immersion course of Year 6 of the Anishinaabemowin Pane Immersion Program. Instructors and students meet for five weekend sessions during the semester and spend a total of eighteen hours of immersion over two days. Students with advanced-high comprehension listening skills will continue to improve those skills by interacting with first-speaker instructors and demonstrating their translation skills. Instructors will utilize story-telling, skits, and word games incorporating a variety of language usage in a number of social and cultural settings. Speaking Lab hours will be offered separately and/or students will spend additional hours with fluent speaker(s), and/or participating in language camps, conferences and workshops.

Prerequisite: None.

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NS101 Environmental Science (Lab required)           4 CR

This course explores the varied aspects of mankind’s relationship to the environment. This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the environment. Concepts of Traditional Native American methods, ecology, and modern science will be explored as ways to solve problems dealing with the environment. It will also deal with some identification and ecology of the local plant and animal communities along with the traditional uses of these communities by the Anishinaabek.

Co-requisite: EN111.
NS103 Introduction to Natural Resource Management (Lab required)           4 CR

This course deals with classification and description of renewable and non-renewable resources with emphasis on their ecological value to ecosystems. It is an introduction to and discussion of major resource problems.

Prerequisites: EN111, NS101 with a C or better.
NS107 Introduction to Earth Science           4 CR

This course is designed to give students a thorough exposure to basic concepts and processes related to the Geosphere, the Hydrosphere, the atmosphere, and Universe. Understanding the major thesis of Earth Science and the application of the knowledge to interpret and analyze natural phenomena will be a major goal of this course.

Prerequisite: EN111 with a C or better.
NS114 Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Management           4 CR

This course will provide an introduction to the identification, ecology, and management of fish and wildlife. The emphasis will be placed on species found in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. NASA satellite images will be used to understand macro-ecological factors.

Prerequisite: EN111.
NS116 Water Resources in a Warming World (Lab required)           4 CR

This course will introduce climate models, water resource datasets, and regulations used for science-based water resource decision making that affect local communities. It is designated to fulfill the natural science general education requirement.

Prerequisites: CS121 with a C or better.
Co-requisite: EN111 with a C or better.

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OE101 Introduction to Medical Office           3 CR

This course prepares the student for entry level jobs in a doctor’s office or other medical facility. The course includes an introduction to front office management, scheduling appointments, managing medical records, managing correspondence, creating superbills, and posting charges/payments. The student will be introduced to Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, and other 3 rd party billing insurances. The course explores issues regarding medical records, signature authorization, patient confidentiality, and the completion of the health insurance claim form (HCFA-1500 and UB-04). The student will learn how to follow a claim through the billing process.

Co-requisite: SI112.
OE114 Pharmacy Technician           3 CR

This is an introductory course in pharmacy technology that offers professional training in the following areas: computer programs, pharmaceuticals, customer service, and patient care. Upon successful completion of this course students will have the option of taking the Michigan Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam.

Co-requisites: Placement score of minimal equivalent to MA105 or higher, and SI112 is recommended.
OE121 Office Procedures           3 CR

This course deals with general office duties, including efficient procedures for handling mail, telephone, office supplies and equipment, and records management. Time management and human relation aspects are emphasized.

Prerequisite: CS121.
OE123 Medical Coding and Billing I           4 CR

This course introduces the student to the coding of medical procedures using the Current Procedural Terminology coding guidelines. Discussion and hands-on practice will be provided for the basic steps in a medical procedure. This instruction will include the meaning of formatting, symbols, abbreviations, and notations in the CPT coding handbook and sequencing rules for reporting medical procedures codes. Students will be introduced to detailed medical history reports, including post-operative reports using the coding guidelines that apply to different cases.

Prerequisite: SI112 is recommended.
OE124 Medical Coding and Billing II           3 CR

This course introduces the student to the coding of medical diagnoses using the International Classification of Disease coding guidelines. Discussion and hands-on practice will be provided for the basic steps in a medical diagnoses. This instruction will include the meaning of formatting, symbols, abbreviations, and notations in the ICD coding handbook and sequencing rules for reporting medical diagnoses codes. Students will be introduced to detailed medical history reports, including post-operative reports using coding guidelines that apply to different cases.

Prerequisite: OE123, and SI112 is recommended.
OE128 Word Processing           4 CR

This course covers all Microsoft Specialist-level and Expert-level standards. A broad range of topics are covered such as: page and paragraph formatting, tabs, tables and columns, advanced editing, styles, templates, wizards, mail merge, graphics, charts, fields, forms, and macros.

Prerequisite: CS121.
OE203 Integrated Office           4 CR

This capstone class is designed as a culminating activity at the end of the Associate of Applied Science Office Administration program. Students will prepare documents and complete tasks similar to those required in a technologically advanced office. This course should be taken last semester of studies.

Prerequisite: This is a capstone course; permission of Department Chair.
OE216 Spreadsheet Design and Management           4 CR

In this course, students will begin with basic concepts and design of spread sheets and move into the advanced spreadsheet applications for business. This will include writing and working with formulas, creating templates, finding and organizing information, working with multiple worksheets, creating charts, working with data tables, and importing data into spreadsheet software.

Prerequisites: CS121 and MA105.
OE261 Cooperative Education: Office Administration           3 CR

This is a course designed to continue training in a student’s field of study through work experience. Students are graded on the basis of documentation of learning acquired as reported by student and employer. The student will complete at least 9 hours weekly for a total of 135 contract hours. This training should be accomplished during the student’s final semester.

Prerequisites: Department Chair permission required.

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PE104 Weight Training and Conditioning           2 CR

This course will provide students with an awareness of the importance of developing and maintaining a personal fitness program. Students will be provided basic information on exercises designed to strengthen small and large muscle groups and improve cardiovascular endurance. Students will be trained on the proper use of various exercise equipment and how to measure and chart increases in endurance

Prerequisite: None.
PE105 Functional Fitness (Beginning Exercise)           1 CR

This course is designed to help students gain a better understanding of their own fitness level and where to begin on improving on the student’s fitness goals. This course will assist in weight loss/or better body composition while strengthening the confidence of the student. Students will be introduced to gradual but regular exercise habits. The intensity of exercise will vary depending on the student’s level of fitness.

Prerequisite: None.
PE108 Outdoor Hiking           2 CR

This course is designed to enable the student to engage in outdoor hiking as a means of developing physical and mental fitness. 

Prerequisite: None.

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PS112 Concepts of Physics (Lab required)           4 CR

This course is designed to give students a thorough exposure to basic physical concepts. The course will provide a basic training in fundamental physical phenomena and their applications. An introduction of the principals involving mechanics, electromagnetism, waves, optics, and thermodynamics will be presented in lecture, demonstration, and hands-on activities.

Prerequisite: MA102 with a C or better, or MA103 with a C or better.

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PY101 Introduction to Psychology           4 CR

This course is a general introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The study of psychology is presented as an attempt to understand the "mystery of human behavior" and includes a survey of basic topics such as perception, learning, human development, psychological disorders, psychotherapy, and systems of psychology.

Co-requisite: EN111 or college-level placement test score less than three years old or permission of Department Chair.
PY205 Abnormal Psychology           3 CR

This course is designed to examine the characteristics, etiology, and treatment of a wide range of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders according to the DSM-IV diagnostic categories. The socio-historical origins of our concepts of abnormality and the social significance of maladaptive behavior are included.

Prerequisite: PY101.
Co-requisite: EN112.
PY208 Counseling Theories and Techniques           3 CR

This course focuses on the key concepts of contemporary counseling theories and the techniques and methods that are specific to each theoretical approach including those used in traditional Native American healing. Special emphasis is placed on the characteristics of effective counselors, the ethical guidelines affecting the practice of counseling, and the development of an individual philosophy of counseling.

Prerequisite: PY101.
Co-requisite: EN112.
PY214 Developmental Psychology           3 CR

This course is designed to explore human growth and development through all stages of life from conception through death. Included are concepts of physical, intellectual, personality, and social development as well as issues and concerns relevant to each stage of life.

Prerequisites: PY101.
Co-requisite: EN112.
PY405 Psychology of Childhood Trauma and Recovery           3 CR

This course provides students with skills of addressing challenging behavior related to early childhood trauma. Through better understanding of traumas and the applications of ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) survey, early childhood teachers will be better prepared to address trauma related to early childhood behavior and to offer children alternative behavioral patterns. The course brings together knowledge and techniques from many areas, including: neuroscience, psychology, sociology, special education, research on early childhood, and child development. Students will also learn generally effective classroom structuring and teaching styles. Prerequisites: PY101 and EN112. 

Prerequisites: PY101 and EN112.

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SI105 Introduction to Forest Ecology and Natural Resource Management           3 CR

In this course, students will explore historic and modern forest management practices, forest ecology, disturbance factors, soils, common forest types, seral stages, and methods to prevent environmental damage. This course will also teach students how to better use natural and renewable resources the earth and sun provide. Students will learn systems, through investigative activities and field trips, of how to insure these resources remain available into the future

Prerequisites: None.
SI112 Medical Terminology           3 CR

This course is designed to furnish the basic tools necessary for building a medical vocabulary for students wishing to enter a medical field. It involves analyzing the structure of medical terms by learning their roots, prefixes, and suffixes, as well as learning to identify, spell, define, and properly use those terms and pertinent medical abbreviations.

Prerequisite: EN103.
SI219 Capstone Seminar           3 CR

This course is to be offered during a student’s last semester in the General Science program. Students are provided with the opportunity to conduct small-scale individual research projects, work with local experts, job shadow, and present findings. This course will include discussion of literature relevant to the student’s disciplines of interest, and focus on data display techniques and interpretation. Students wishing to enter a health field may present on job shadow experiences. Students interested in the natural sciences will emphasize application of the scientific method, data analysis techniques, and scientific knowledge presentation. 

Prerequisites: EN112 and MA116, each with a C or better, and completion of four BMCC science courses with a C or better, or permission of instructor.

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SO103 Community Support Systems           3 CR

This course explores the functions of community support systems, support systems personnel, community social issues, and problems addressed by community support personnel with special emphasis on issues of particular concern to Native Americans. We will also gather information about the community service agencies in our area and build our own resource book for our community, again with the emphasis on Native issues. The majority of this course, because of the medium, will be reading, community support job descriptions, professional interviews, and web based research.

Co-requisite: EN111.
SO106 Introduction to Sociology           4 CR

This course is designed to examine human behavior in the socio-cultural setting and to evaluate the forces which act upon and shape that behavior. Special attention is given to the interaction of individuals in relationships with other groups and with larger social institutions. Native American issues and experiences will be incorporated as feasible and appropriate.

Co-requisite: EN111 or college-level placement test score or permission of Department Chair.
SO203 Interpersonal/Intercultural Relations for Managers           3 CR

The focus of this course is developing effective communication strategies in diverse social and cultural systems within the modern workplace. This course will address several key workplace issues, such as how to create and manage a business enterprise in which both the quality of customer service and employee morale/performance are at a level of peak performance. Other issues this course will address are: winning and maintaining both customer and employee allegiance, teamwork, and how to motivate a culturally and socially diverse employee base.

Prerequisite: EN111.
SO204 Social Problems           3 CR

This course is a survey of selected contemporary problems in American society from the perspective of sociological concepts and orientations which underlie an understanding of human behavior. It begins by focusing on problems of personal concern to students and moves to an examination of broader societal problems in an effort to illuminate the social forces that have shaped the social problems as well as the factors that have shaped the students’ individual views of those problems. Native American issues and experiences will be incorporated as feasible and appropriate.

Prerequisite: SO106 and EN111.
SO206 Sociology of Death and Dying           3 CR

This course will explore death, dying, and bereavement as well as other losses that we experience in life from a sociological perspective. Trends in attitudes, coping, legal, and moral issues will be covered from a cultural and historical perspective.

Prerequisite: SO106 and EN111.
SO209 Family Systems           3 CR

This course is designed to explore America’s diverse and changing family systems in terms of structure, function, and ethnicity in an attempt to provide both personal and intellectual understanding of the importance of families as the crucibles in which our humanity is born, nurtured, and fulfilled. Issues specific to families such as marriage, parenting, divorce, and work are included along with the influences of the economy and social policy on family life. 

Prerequisite: EN111 and SO106, or EC218 for ECE majors.
SO212 Sociology of Women           3 CR

This course will cover the history and future of women and feminism including its political roots and objectives. It will also explore how race, class, and other social hierarchies define a woman’s role and feminism.

Prerequisites: SO106 and EN111.
SO213 Communication/Conflict Resolution           3 CR

This course will provide a cultural perspective, with an emphasis on American Indian approaches, on the nature of conflict and the various methods used to resolve conflict. While the beginning of the course will include a brief overview of the history and content of the emerging field of conflict resolution, the overall focus will be interpersonal conflict between individuals and groups of individuals. Students will learn techniques of communication, such as active listening, in order to be prepared to deescalate potential conflicts that may occur in their work and personal life. Significant issues that impact both the theory and practice of conflict resolution, such as neutrality, settlement or compromise vs. structural change will be discussed.

Prerequisites: EN111.
SW110 Introduction to Social Work           4 CR

This course will introduce students to the social work profession. The course is designed to be taken during the freshman year so that students begin to learn about social work fields and settings of practice. The course introduces the student to the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) core competencies; the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics; and gives a brief history of the social work profession. Emphasis will also be placed on the development of effective interpersonal communication skills. Field experience is required.

Co-requisite: EN111.