CSS 100 College Survival Skills
Helps the students acquire the skills and perspective they need in order to simultaneously succeed in college and prepare for careers. Students explore the cultures of college and the workplace with an emphasis on the roles of communication skills, credentials, and research techniques in each. Time and stress management issues are also considered. Students submit weekly journals on assigned topics. In addition, they participate in small group discussions and seminars, investigate the support and services available in the college and community, and prepare job search portfolios.
MAT 100 Foundations of College Algebra
The essentials of college algebra. Topics include polynomials, first degree equations, word problems, graphing, systems of linear equations, factoring, exponents, quadratic equations, matrices, and radicals. Pre-requisite: Passing score on the College Placement Test in math and algebra.
CSC 100 Introduction to Computers and Computing
Introduces the beginning students to computers. Includes information processing, file management, spreadsheets, graphics, and an introduction to programming in BASIC. Other topics include history of computers, computer hardware and software, and the impact of computers in society. (This course may not be used for credit by computer science and data processing majors.) 2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours.
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology I
This course examines the structure and physiological process of the human body and provides a background for understanding health problems, diagnosis, and treatment. 6 hours for lecture and lab;
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II
The continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I. Students become acquainted with the basic functions, complexities, and interrelationships of the human body. The topics include the nervous, endocrine, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems. Lectures are supplemented by laboratory sessions which will include dissection and elementary physiologic experiments. 6 hours for lecture and lab; Pre-requisite: BIO 111
ENG 101 College Composition I
Offers instruction in essay writing. While some attention is given to common grammatical problems, the course focuses primarily on the writing process. Students are taught prewriting, composing, and editing techniques through practical demonstrations, in-class exercises, and analysis of readings in expository prose. NOTE: Students completing ENG 101 must take the Writing Proficiency test. Passing this test is a requirement for passing the course. Students scoring less than an "8" on the Writing Placement Test must take ENG 101 with ENG 096.
ENG 102 College Composition II
Continuation of College Composition I. Provides instruction in writing essays, with a special focus on argumentation and research. Required readings survey a range of current social and political issues. This course culminates in a research paper based on library research. Prerequisite: ENG 101
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Overview of major theories, research techniques, and findings of general psychology in the areas of perception, development, social, mental health, and behavior disorders. Applications of psychology to personal and social problems are studied.
BIO 250 Microbiology
This course is designed for people entering the medical or health sciences. It will encompass a survey of microorganisms with an emphasis on bacteria and applications of microbiology. The laboratory sessions will stress isolation, cultivation, and various biochemical and identification techniques of selected bacteria and other microorganisms.
ENG 112 Speech
Teaches the oral communication skills students need in order to fulfill their college and career goals. All students address the class in talks designed to inform, persuade, and instruct. They also explore interviewing strategies; giving and using feedback; group discussion rules and roles; and the impact of culture, gender, and politics on communication. Students submit weekly logs chronicling their responses to readings and films, as well as their own selected speaking/listening experience.
PSY 260 Lifespan Development
Lifespan development investigates current theories of development that seek to explain the changes that take place from infancy to old age. Emphasis is placed on understanding the complex interactions of biological, cognitive, social, and emotional factors that shape the life course. Students will be able to apply developmental theories to their own life experiences.
HUM 101 Cultures and Values
Integrates materials from literature, the fine arts, the social sciences, and religion. Students learn about cultures and perspectives other than their own and write a series of essays examining value systems and cultural differences. Readings for the course are chosen from novels, short stories, plays, autobiographies, and ethnographic works. Pre-requisite: ENG 101
This introductory nursing course includes basic nursing concepts and skills. The focus is on wellness. Areas of emphasis will include the profession of nursing, values, communication, nursing process, physical/psychosocial assessment, nutrition, and pharmacodynamics. Pre-requisite; Mat100, Psy101; Co-requisite BIO 111, Eng 101
This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in the first nursing course. The student will care for patients with simple acute and chronic health alterations. Mental Health Nursing and physical/psychosocial assessment of those experiencing health deviations will be included. Pharmacology will be integrated throughout the course. Pre-requisite: NSG I, BIO 111, Mat100; PSY101, Eng 101; Co-requisite: BIO 211, Eng 102
This course continues to examine more complex acute and chronic health alterations. The Childbearing Family will also be included. Pharmacology will be integrated throughout the course. Prerequisites: NSG I, II; BIO 111, 211, 250; PSY 101; Eng 101 & 102, Mat100 Co-requisites; Psy 260
This course focuses on patients in crisis requiring complex nursing care. It will include Child Health Nursing. Emphasis will be placed on managing nursing care for multiple patients, delegation and assumption of a leadership role. Pharmacology will be integrated throughout the course. Pre-requisites: NSG I, II, III; BIO 111, 211, 250; Mat 100, Eng 101 & 102, PSY 101, 260. Co-requisites: Nursing Seminar
This seminar consists of an analysis of current health trends and issues and their impact on the practice of nursing. Emphasis will be placed in exploration of contemporary ethnical dilemmas, economic and social issues, and concepts related to nursing leadership and role transition. Co-requisite: NSG IV