Dec 03, 2020  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
    
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Academy of Health Professions

  
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    AHP 100 - Essential Skills for the Health Professional

    3

    In this introductory course, students will explore basic concepts surrounding career opportunities in the health professions while learning about and understanding the basic skills required for entry into a health career. Understanding ones role in a health career, making effective decisions to manage ones’ personal career plan, assessing personal qualifications, interests, knowledge, values and skills necessary to succeed in a health career are key to this course. The student will also develop essential work habits desired by employers in the health care field.

    Prerequisite(s): Reading score of 56 or higher; eligible for ENG 070 or ENG 071


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    AHP 101 - Nursing Assistant Theory and Practicum

    6

    This course presents basic principles and procedures of patient care. Concepts of basic human needs, basic nursing and personal care skills, mental health and social needs, and restorative services will be addressed. Information about residents’ and clients’ rights, pertinent laws and ethical issues will also be introduced. Students will be taught the proper way to move patients and the basics of personal care, feeding, bathing and other skills necessary to provide quality health care to patients in hospitals, residents in long term care facilities, and clients in their homes. It includes practice and demonstration of skills in the laboratory and participation in clinical experiences.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099; and completion of AHP 100
    Note(s): Limited to students in the Nursing Assistant Certificate program


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    AHP 102 - Medical Office Procedures

    3

    An introduction to front desk office procedures in a medical office or other outpatient health care setting. Students will develop and practice skills related to answering telephones and taking messages, scheduling appointments, greeting patients, obtaining and/or verifying patient demographic and insurance information, explaining patient rights and obtaining signatures as required by state and federal legislation, taking payments and copayments, using fax and photocopying machines, and working with paper medical records. The course will include an overview of billing, medical coding and health insurance reimbursement.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099; and completion of AHP 100


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    AHP 103 - Computers in the Medical Office

    3



    This course is designed to provide students with the skills needed to work in a medical office using current and relevant software applications to work with realistic medical office cases. Students will gain knowledgeable and practical skills by using current Electronic Health Records software to record patient information, schedule patient appointments, check and verify patient identity, enter and record procedures, and perform electronic prescribing and billing. Students will also learn computer concepts and become familiar with the latest hardware and software technologies. The course will cover how to safely use the internet, privacy and the use of social media, the use of office software products to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations while improving keyboard skills. In addition, students will strengthen the following skills: organization, teamwork, decision making, problem solving, and self-directed learning. These skills will be acquired by completing specific assignments related to the medical office environment and professional development.


    At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
     -Demonstrate proficiency in Healthcare Software.
     -Identify different types of Electronic Health Records Software
     -Utilize current Microsoft Office Suite software.

     


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    AHP 104 - Medical Office Administration

    3

    An introduction to medical office administration. Building on the skills of a medical receptionist, students will practice and increase front office skills including health information management, correspondence and mail, medical transcription, medical insurance and coding, arranging physician travel, scheduling surgeries in addition to diagnostic procedures, inventory management and payroll. The course will emphasize correct use of medical terminology in correspondence and reports. It will also build skills in decision making, problem solving and responsibility related to facilitating workflow in a medical office or other health care setting.

    Corequisite(s): AHP 105 - Health Insurance and Coding


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    AHP 105 - Medical Coding I

    3

    An introduction to medical health insurance and coding for the medical secretary. This course emphasizes the insurance and claim requirements and proper coding procedures for various insurance and managed care plans related to outpatient care. It emphasizes eligibility requirements, processing, collection and computerized patient accounting procedures. Using companion software, students will complete exercises relating to preparation and submission of complete and accurate insurance claim forms.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MAS 101 with C or better
    Corequisite(s): AHP 104 - Medical Office Administration


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    AHP 106 - Phlebotomy Theory and Lab

    6

    This course provides instruction in the principles and practice of phlebotomy. The student will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children and infants. The student will learn the practical aspect of electrocardiography, which includes operating and maintaining the ECG machine, other techniques such as stress test, Holter monitor, patient preparation, and vital signs. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper labeling of specimens, and quality assurance.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; completion of MAS 101; and completion of AHP Level I or current experience in a health field.


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    AHP 107 - Phlebotomy Externship

    1

    Designed as a continuation for students who have completed the Phlebotomy Theory and Lab course. This course provides the student with additional phlebotomy and ECG practice in a clinical setting and is designed to develop blood specimen collection skills and electrocardiogram procedures to a level consistent with entry into the profession. Clinical experiences will include experience collecting a variety of specimens and performing electrocardiograms from a variety of patient types. Upon successful completion of this practicum, students are eligible to sit for the state certification exam. 1 credit - 100 clinical hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of AHP 113 with C or better; and completion of AHP 114


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    AHP 108 - Medical Coding II

    3

    This course integrates and builds on knowledge and skills acquired in AHP105, enhancing the skill level by coding complex clinical case studies. Reimbursement topics include chargemasters, coding compliance, and official coding guidelines. Emphasis is placed on accurate code selection and correct sequencing of principle and secondary diagnosis for medical documentation and reimbursement.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of AHP 105 with C or better


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    AHP 109 - Laboratory Administration

    3

    This course will provide students with a foundation in clerical and interpersonal skills necessary to develop a strong organizational skill set as a phlebotomist.


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    AHP 110 - Medical Billing

    3

    The Introduction to Medical Billing course will provide students in the Medical Reception Certificate with entry level skills and knowledge of the healthcare administration industry. This will include the healthcare revenue cycle and the beginning of health insurance components.


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    AHP 111 - Medical Writing

    2

    This course is a practical review of writing and revision, and will enable students to develop a clear, fluent, and readable style necessary to write about health and medicine-related topics. Students will develop skills to write concise, accurate, and audience-appropriate content.  The course will include both individual and collaborative exercises and will require several writing and editing assignments, including at least one rewrite


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    AHP 112 - Soft Skills for Healthcare Students

    1



    This course introduces a variety of techniques to improve professionalism in a healthcare setting.  Students will learn soft skills necessary for their healthcare career pathway including: working with others, communication skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, cultural considerations in the healthcare industry, problem solving, decision making, accepting personal responsibility and self-management.
    Topics include: job skills and demands including problem solving skills, medical ethics and liability, ethical and legal responsibilities, professionalism and employability skills, cultural awareness and diversity in health care and essential concepts relating to being human. Lecture: 2 hours per week for 9 weeks.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    -      Demonstrate professionalism.
    -      Demonstrate various ways to communicate effectively.
    -      Demonstrate various methods of conflict resolution.
    -      Examine the importance of self-care.
    -      Demonstrate skills needed for cultural competency.
    -      Demonstrate skills needed for stress management.
     


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    AHP 113 - Phlebotomy Theory

    4

    This course provides instruction in the principles of phlebotomy. The student will learn the variety of blood collection methods and the proper techniques and precautions to be used for specimen collection on adults, children and infants. 
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    - Explain venous physiology and the medical terminology used in phlebotomy.
    - Discuss infection control and safety as it applies to phlebotomy.
    - Identify methods to communicate (both verbally and non-verbally) effectively in the workplace.
    - Identify age specific or psychosocial considerations involved in the performance of phlebotomy procedures on various groups of patients.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of AHP 111, AHP 112, and MAS 101- all with a C or better.


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    AHP 114 - Phlebotomy Lab

    2

    This course provides instruction in the practice of phlebotomy. The student will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children and infants. The student will learn the practical aspect of electrocardiography, which includes operating and maintaining the ECG machine, other techniques such as stress test, Holter monitor, patient preparation, and vital signs. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper labeling of specimens, and quality assurance.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    -  Perform the responsibilities and duties of the phlebotomist/ECG technologist in a variety of health care environments.
    -  Exhibit proficiency in collecting, transporting handling, and processing blood specimens for analysis while adhering to infection control, and safety policies and procedures.
    -  Perform electrocardiograms without supervision. 

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of AHP 111, AHP 112, and MAS 101- all with a C or better.


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    AHP 115 - Nursing Assistant I

    4

    This is a pre-nursing assistant course consisting of the ABCs (formerly PHCAST) of healthcare.  This course will provide students with entry level personal care giving skills to allow them to work in the home care setting and provide consumers with basic care needs.  This course offers a bridge to the Nursing Assistant Certificate (NAC) courses.
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    -  Demonstrate responsibilities of caregiving in the home setting
    -  Demonstrate infection control
    -  Provide basic care to patients in the home setting
     

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of AHP 111, AHP 112, and MAS 101- all with a C or better.


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    AHP 116 - Nursing Assistant II

    3



    This course presents basic principles and procedures of patient care. Concepts of basic human needs, basic nursing and personal care skills, mental health and social needs, and restorative services will be addressed. Information about residents’ and clients’ rights, pertinent laws and ethical issues will also be introduced. Students will be taught the proper way to move patients and the basics of personal care, feeding, bathing and other skills necessary to provide quality health care to patients in hospitals, residents in long term care facilities, and clients in their homes. It includes practice and demonstration of skills in the laboratory and participation in clinical experiences.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    - Perform the entry-level technical skills of bedside care, including safety and infection control, personal care skills, and selected therapeutic and restorative procedures
    -  Exhibit desirable patterns of organization and execution of work habits while performing as a nursing assistant and member of a health team

    - Communicate clearly and effectively to patients, family and staff;

     

     

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of AHP 103 and AHP 115- both with a C or better.


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    AHP 117 - Nursing Assistant III

    3

    This course will provide advanced theory and skills for the nursing assistant looking to move into an acute care setting and to have a leadership role. This course would focus on leadership, communication and population management. 

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    - Apply de-escalation methods learned;
    - Demonstrate leadership skills;
    - Analyze disease processes including dementia care;
    - Recognize the bridge from CNA to LPN.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of AHP 103 and AHP 115- both with a C or better.


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    AHP 220 - Healthcare Delivery Systems

    3



    This course will introduce the student to the historic development, organization and characteristics of the health care delivery system, including current payment and reimbursement systems, accrediting agencies applicable to health care, the functions of health care providers, the medical staff organization and bylaws, and the organizational patterns of health care facilities.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:  

    * Assess the components of the healthcare delivery system in the United States.

    * Analyze the responsibility and operations of a healthcare organization in patient care outcomes and business performance.

    * Apply critical thinking skills in financial management, human resourcing, operational improvement, and strategic planning within the health care delivery system.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BUS 221 and AHP 105


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    AHP 225 - Healthcare Administration Internship

    1



    Health Care Administration (HCA) students will undertake a significant experiential learning opportunity, typically with a non-profit, governmental, or community-based organization.  The internship represents an educational strategy that links classroom learning with the acquisition of knowledge in an applied work setting.  Through direct observation, reflection and evaluation, students gain an understanding of the internship site’s work, mission, and audience, how these potentially relate to their academic study, as well as the organization’s position in the broader industry or field.  Students will produce a critical reflection on their internship experience demonstrating how they have addressed specific learning goals. This course is for second year, second semester HCA students who wish to gain practical, curriculum-related experience in healthcare.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:  

    * Describe the theoretical framework of healthcare systems.

    * Apply principles and knowledge learned in the classroom for competent practice in a healthcare setting.

    * Apply ethical principles in the diverse and complex context of a healthcare setting.

    * Demonstrate effective communication skills in a healthcare setting.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of AHP 105


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Anthropology

  
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    ANT 101 - Cultural Anthropology

    3

    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of the study of contemporary and historically recent human cultures. Topics to be covered include theoretical perspectives, research methods, culture, communication, subsistence patterns, economy, kinship, descent, family, religion, art and global social problems.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101
    General Education Elective(s): Behavioral Science
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.


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Art and Design

  
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    ART 101 - Art Appreciation

    3



    An introduction to the nature, vocabulary, and media of art from many cultures. Emphasis will be placed on finding continuity between the arts of the past and those of the present.

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Multicultural and Global Perspectives.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.


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    ART 105 - Art History before 1500

    3

    An introduction to the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Western world. The period to be covered ranges from prehistoric times to the year 1500 and includes the Stone Age, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, the Byzantine and Medieval worlds, and early Renaissance.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 106 - Art History after 1500

    3

    An introduction to the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Western world. The period to be covered ranges from the Renaissance to the contemporary era.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 108 - Asian Art

    3

    An Introduction to the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Asian world. The periods to be covered range from prehistoric times to the present. The areas covered will include the Indian Sub-continent, China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 113 - Color and Design

    3



    Basic concepts of composition and color theory. Stresses the process and conceptual development of ideas in two dimensions and the development of a strong sensitivity to color.

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Critical Thinking, Multicultural and Global Perspectives, and Personal and Professional Development.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.


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    ART 115 - Introduction To Sculpture And 3-D Design

    3



    An introduction to the basic materials and techniques of sculpture and their relationship to the artist’s concepts. Students learn to formulate and visualize sculptural ideas through practice and utilization of readily available materials and processes.

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Personal and Professional Development.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.


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    ART 117 - Printmaking I

    3

    Explore the process of fine art printmaking, including monotype, relief and solar plate intaglio processes. You will learn a variety of techniques for producing unique prints and multiple editions, along with the proper and safe use of the equipment and tools. This course is an excellent follow-up to any drawing or painting course and can also be taken by students with no prior art experience.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 118 - Printmaking II

    3

    This course is a continuation of ART 117 Printmaking I.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 121 - Drawing I

    3



    The fundamentals of representational and imaginative drawing. Students explore a variety of techniques with media including charcoal, pastel, graphite, pen and ink, wash, and conte crayon.

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Critical Thinking, Multicultural and Global Perspectives, and Personal and Professional Development.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.


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    ART 122 - Drawing II

    3

    This course is a continuation of ART 121.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 123 - Figure Drawing I

    3

    Drawing the figure from the model. Studio work is supplemented by discussion and slide lecture. Prior instruction in drawing is recommended.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 124 - Figure Drawing II

    3

    This course is a continuation of ART 123, Figure Drawing I.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 126 - Painting I

    3

    An introduction to oil or acrylic painting. The course concentrates on basic aspects: composition, color and technique. A variety of painting styles will be used to represent subjects taken from still-life and the imagination.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 127 - Painting II

    3

    This course is a continuation of ART 126, Painting I.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 129 - Ceramics I

    3

    Learn the basics of working with clay. Hand building techniques including slab construction, coil pinch, low relief carving, slip journey, and additive processes to create vessels and sculptures will be covered as well as glazing, color, and firing processes. Students make sculptural and functional forms to fire in an electric kiln and a Cambodian style environmentally green smokeless wood burning kiln. Suitable for both beginners and intermediate ceramists.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 130 - Ceramics II

    3

    Learn advanced approaches to working with clay and create technically and aesthetically advanced sculptural work. Learn relief carving, including how to organize patterns of repeated motifs, explore traditional Khmer ornamentation and create unique designs of one’s own. Learn when and how to fire green ware; learn how to load, seal, operate, close down the wood fire kiln. Gain insight into glaze outcomes as influenced by kiln conditions.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ART 129
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 131 - Stained Glass I

    3

    Acquaints students with the major techniques of stained glass art. Students learn glass cutting, soldering, use of copper foil and lead came.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 132 - Stained Glass II

    3

    This course is a continuation of ART 131, Stained Glass I.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 135 - Calligraphy I

    3

    A studio class introducing the art and history of hand lettering in the Western style. Historic background of written forms begins the study of calligraphy; class includes lecture, demonstration and practice. Assignments emphasize layout, spacing, color and the creative possibilities of page design. An excellent elective for graphic design majors.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 136 - Calligraphy II

    3

    A continuation of the methods and techniques of ART 135 Calligraphy I. Independent work is expected with a concentration on learning a historic hand and producing finished artwork.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ART 135 with a B or better.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 141 - Photography I

    3

    Examines photography as a fine art form and as a tool for communication and personal expression. Emphasis on exposure, development, printing, and aesthetics of photographic vision. Students must provide their own camera (35mm or 120mm format).

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 142 - Photography II

    3

    A continuation of ART 141. Students must provide their own camera (35mm or 120mm format).

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ART 141
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 144 - Digital Photography

    3

    Introduction to digital photography as a fine art form and as a means of personal expression. This class gives students the needed technical and aesthetic skills to make quality digital photographs. Topics covered include: digital cameras, basic use of Adobe Photoshop and inkjet printing. Students must provide their own digital camera.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): Students are required to have previous computer experience.


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    ART 148 - Animation Graphics Using Adobe Flash

    3

    Learn to create animated, projects in Adobe’s industry-leading Flash program. We will study the various applications of Flash for Rich Internet Applications, shorts, games and interactive authoring, Students will learn the interface to create to use vector and rasterized graphics, tweening, video, audio and ActionScript as building blocks to create complex, dynamic, professional-level projects.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ART 153.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 151 - Graphic Design I

    3

    An introduction to the basic elements and concepts of graphic design. Emphasis is on developing an ability to create cohesive and expressive designs using graphic principles as a basis. Assigned projects will be produced for presentation and in-class discussion.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): Graphic Design majors must receive a C or better in this course to progress in the program.


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    ART 153 - Introduction To Computer Graphics

    3

    Introduces Macintosh software programs as design tools to generate and integrate image and type. Intensive introduction to the basic techniques of Adobe InDesign and Illustrator as primary software programs for graphic assignments. Students will need to plan extensive independent lab time to work on and produce required assignments.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): Graphic Design majors must receive a C or better in this course to progress in the program.


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    ART 155 - Electronic Imaging/Photoshop

    3



    Students will become familiar with the Adobe Photoshop program. This course covers scanning, image editing and correction, retouching and print proofing. Students will learn to create original digital images and about importing/exporting images into other graphic design applications, as well as final printed formats. Each student will explore the ethics of image manipulation and examine the effects of “Photoshopping” on society and its values resulting in the creation of a personal code of ethics around image manipulation.

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Multicultural and Global Perspectives, Social Responsibility, and Personal and Professional Development.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): Graphic Design majors must receive a C or better in this course to progress in the program.
    This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education Requirement.


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    ART 161 - Typography: How To Use Type Effectively

    3

    Typography is an essential component of every graphic design project, and an understanding of interpretive type usage, combining word and image, is a vital element of effective and forceful graphic communication. In this course, the emphasis will be on the study of the design of letterforms, the use of typographic contrasts and the development of the important type families as well as their characteristics and appropriate uses. Projects will be produced on Macintosh computers using Adobe InDesign and Illustrator. Students should plan to schedule extensive independent lab time in order to execute design assignments.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ART 151 and ART 153.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): Graphic Design majors must receive a C or better in this course to progress in the program.


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    ART 165 - Graphic Production And Layout

    3

    This course concentrates on building professional graphic design projects with a focus on understanding printing processes, production and mailing requirements. (Mac OS based). The development of strategies for complex marketing campaigns with unique production requirements will be stressed. Students will need to plan extensive independent lab time to work on and produce required assignments.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ART 151, ART 153, and ART 161.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): Graphic Design majors must receive a C or better in this course to progress in the program.


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    ART 171 - Graphic Design II

    3

    A continuation of the concepts and techniques introduced in Graphic Design I. Development of creative visual thinking skills is stressed to enhance students’ ability to design effective graphic communications. Assigned projects will be produced on the computer for presentation and in-class discussion. Students will need to plan extensive independent lab time to work on and produce required assignments. (Mac OS based)

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ART 151 and ART 153; and concurrent enrollment or completion of ART 161.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): Graphic Design majors must receive a C or better in this course to progress in the program.


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    ART 175 - Computer Graphics II

    3

    A continuation of the procedures studied in Introduction to Computer Graphics I, with concentration on learning the more advanced operations on the software programs, Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, enabling the student to create more complex documents, graphics and image constructions. Students will need to plan extensive independent lab time to work on and produce required assignments. (Mac OS based)

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ART 151, ART 153, and ART 161.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): Graphic Design majors must receive a C or better in this course to progress in the program.


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    ART 178 - Introduction to Web Design

    3

    This hands on beginner course teaches students to create their own website that balances the website’s goal, ease of use, principles of page design and content organization. Students will use Photoshop to create their site design and implement it in Dreamweaver.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ART 153.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    ART 181 - Graphic Design Portfolio Preparation

    3

    Students will assemble an entry-level portfolio demonstrating their abilities in design, concept development and technical skills in the area of their particular interest. They will learn appropriate presentation techniques, produce a resume, and pass a portfolio review before interviewing at a professional design studio.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ART 151, ART 161, ART 165, and ART 171.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): Graphic Design majors must receive a C or better in this course to progress in the program.


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    ART 185 - Graphic Design Internship

    3

    Students are required to complete a minimum of a 120 hour internship in a communication design organization. Each student will have a Graphic Design faculty member as a sponsor for their internship. Students will be required to keep a weekly log of their activities and present samples of projects on which they have worked.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ART 151, ART 161, and ART 171.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): Graphic Design majors must receive a C or better in this course to progress in the program.


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    ART 194 - Ceramics III

    3

    Continuing the development of advanced concepts and techniques, students pursue a personal direction in Ceramics.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ART 129 and ART 130.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanitiees


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Biology

  
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    BIO 100 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    3

    A basic study of human reproduction and sexually transmitted diseases. Topics include microorganisms responsible for STDs and AIDS, the symptoms and signs, clinical observations, and treatment available. The course will also discuss how these diseases are transmitted, and the scientific basis and effectiveness of protective methods.

    General Education Elective(s): Science


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    BIO 105 - Basic Anatomy And Physiology

    3



    A non-laboratory course designed to present a survey of the structure and function of the human body. Begins with a brief examination of the chemical, cellular and tissue levels of organization and continues through the 10 systems of the body.

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy, and Social Responsibility.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099
    General Education Elective(s): Science
    Note(s): BIO 105 does not meet the biology prerequisite for BIO 231 Anatomy and Physiology I.
    This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.


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    BIO 108 - Nutrition

    3



    A study of the major nutrients, including their function, food sources, and the effect of deficiency and excess, as well as an examination of changing nutritional needs during the life cycle.

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Critical Thinking, Multicultural and Global Perspectives, and Personal and Professional Development.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101
    General Education Elective(s): Science
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education Requirement.


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    BIO 112 - Infectious Diseases: Can You Protect Yourself?

    3

    This course is an exploration of a variety of infectious diseases, including the causative agent, route of transmission, symptoms, mortality rates, diagnosis and treatment, detection techniques, and prevention methods. Diseases include meningitis, food-borne illnesses, Lyme disease, and Ebola Virus infection.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Science


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    BIO 115 - Human Genetics

    3

    Provides both the biology and non-biology student an understanding of modern genetics and assumes no prior familiarity with biology or chemistry. Topics covered include cellular growth and reproduction including Mendelian genetics, human sexuality and reproduction, human genetic disorders and recent genetic technology. Note: This course satisfies the Technology or Environment or Health Intensive Value.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80.
    General Education Elective(s): Science


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    BIO 116 - The Brain, from Molecules to the Mind

    3

    Introduction to the nervous system with emphasis on the structure and function of the human brain. Topics include the function and physiology of the nerve cells, sensory systems, control of movement, learning and memory, emotion, and diseases of the brain.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 070 or ENG 071
    General Education Elective(s): Science


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    BIO 120 - Introduction To Biology

    4



     

    This survey course is designed for students with little or no background in biology. Emphasis is placed on developing basic laboratory skills, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, organization and self-assessment. Providing students with a framework for the study of more integrated topics in biology, the initial portion of the course will be devoted to developing an understanding of the nature of science and the basic structures, biochemistry and functions of plant and animal cells. Using these fundamental concepts as background, students will then investigate the topics of genetics, taxonomy, evolution and ecology. Bioethics, the study of the social and philosophical implications of new biological and medical procedures, will serve as theme throughout the course.  This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Quantitative Analysis. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Literacy.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80.
    General Education Elective(s): Science
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.
    This course does not fulfill the prerequisite requirements for BIO231 Anatomy and Physiology I


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    BIO 131 - General Biology I

    4



    A study of the cell, the fundamental unit of biological structure and function. An introductory section on bioenergetics and biochemistry lay the groundwork for the consideration of the cell through a modern interdisciplinary approach. The course examines the ultrastructure of the cell and of the most universal cell functions: transport, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cellular reproduction, and protein synthesis. Lecture themes are illustrated in the laboratory. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Literacy.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80.
    General Education Elective(s): Science
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.


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    BIO 132 - General Biology II

    4

    An examination, in laboratory and lecture, of several of the topics chosen from the following: cellular reproduction, genetics, evolution, biotechnology, development and reproduction, a survey of living organisms and ecology. BIO 131 and BIO 132 together form a coordinated full-year, laboratory biology sequence. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BIO 131 with a C or better.
    General Education Elective(s): Science


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    BIO 140 - Botany

    4



    An introductory survey of the plant kingdom with special emphasis on the morphology, physiology, and embryology of the higher vascular plants, namely angiosperms and gymnosperms. The economic and medicinal importance of plants to humans may also be examined. Laboratory exercises illustrate topics discussed in lecture. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Literacy.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Science
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.


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    BIO 145 - Zoology

    4

    An introductory survey of animals including protozoans, invertebrates, and vertebrates. For each group studied, life features such as metabolism, control and coordination, maintenance of homeostasis, reproduction, and ecological relationships are examined. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099
    General Education Elective(s): Science


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    BIO 231 - Anatomy And Physiology I

    4



    This course is the first half of an intensive two-semester sequence designed to integrate the study of the structure and function of the human body. The semester begins with a study of the chemical and cellular levels of organization as related to molecular biology, cellular transport, and histology. The central theme of homeostasis then is applied to the integumentary, skeletal, muscular systems and nervous system. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy, and Personal and Professional Development.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENG 101; completion of BIO 131 in the last five years with a C or better or 73% or better on the A & P Prerequisite Exam.
    General Education Elective(s): Science
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.


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    BIO 232 - Anatomy And Physiology II

    4



    This course is the second half of an intensive two-semester sequence designed to integrate the study of the structure and function of the human body. The semester includes study of the special senses, the endocrine system, cardiovascular system (blood, heart and blood vessels), lymphatic and immune system, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. The concept of homeostasis and its disruption by disease conditions is emphasized, providing a framework in which to integrate all systems into a functioning whole.  3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

     

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BIO 231 with a C or better.
    General Education Elective(s): Science


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    BIO 235 - Introduction To Microbiology

    4



    A study of microscopic organisms, including bacteria, protozoa, fungi, parasitic worms and viruses, with an emphasis on the role of these organisms in health and disease. Aseptic laboratory technique, varied cultivation methods and standard diagnostic procedures are included. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy, and Multicultural and Global Perspectives.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BIO 131 or BIO 231 in the last five years with a C or better.
    General Education Elective(s): Science
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core curriculum General Education Requirement.


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    BIO 240 - Microbiology For Industrial Applications

    4

    A practical study of microorganisms, with an emphasis on the isolation, culture, characterization, and laboratory manipulation of these organisms. Approaches microbiology from a microbial ecology viewpoint as it relates to the biotechnical and applied industrial microbiology laboratory. Use of experimental protocols, standard operating procedures, good laboratory practices, the scientific method, and the laboratory notebook are stressed. 3 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101, BIO 131, and CHE 121; and completion of TMA 090 or TMA 100.
    General Education Elective(s): Science


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    BIO 250 - Immunology

    4

    This course provides students with a broad introductory background in human immunology. Structure and function of the various components of the immune system will be covered. Topics covered include: humoral and cell-mediated immunity; immunological techniques (such as ELISA, RIA, IFA, and monoclonal antibody production) and the genetic basis of the immune response. The course is required for an associate degree in Biotechnology. 3 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): Certificate in Biotechnology or permission of the course instructor
    General Education Elective(s): Science


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    BIO 255 - Molecular Biology

    4

    An intensive lecture and laboratory course designed to provide scientific background on procedures used for cloning, isolation and characterization of a particular gene or DNA sequence in biotechnology industries. Emphasis will be placed on techniques of DNA synthesis, DNA extraction, DNA amplification (PCR), DNA sequencing, and DNA analysis through cloning, non-isotope detection systems, Southern and Northern transfers, and forensic applications of DNA fingerprinting. 3 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): Certificate in Biotechnology or permission of course instructor.
    General Education Elective(s): Science


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Biotechnology

  
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    BIT 103 - Computer Programs for Biotechnology Industry

    3



    This course will provide students with an introductory overview of Microsoft Office applications, as well as programs commonly used in the biotech industry.  The course will begin with an exploration of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) to ensure a good base from which students can build their computer skills. Using this foundation, students will then be given a comprehensive background into how and why specific biotech software programs are used, including hands-on exploration of relevant examples.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


    -Use standard office applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations as required by entry level professionals in the biotech industry.
    -Deliver effective presentations using content and techniques appropriate to the biotech industry.
    -Demonstrate a basic familiarity and functionality with a variety software programs specific to the biotech industry, including  applications used to track and document: work orders, deviations, sample logging, status updates, corrective actions preventative actions (CAPA’s), pressure alarms, equipment tracking and environmental monitoring.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in TMA 100
    Note(s): Open to Biotech students only or by permission of instructor.


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    BIT 150 - Methods Of Biotechnology

    4

    Provides students with basic biotechnology laboratory skills in order to prepare them for an internship in a biotechnology company and future employment in the industry. A “hands-on” laboratory course, it focuses on widely used biotechnological procedures in the areas of DNA analysis, protein analysis, tissue culture, monoclonal antibodies, and diagnostic procedures. 2 hours lecture/5 hours laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101, BIO 131, CHE 121, and TMA 090 or TMA 100


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    BIT 155 - Quality Control And Good Manufacturing Practices

    3

    The role of current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs) and a quality assurance department in the development and manufacture of quality biotechnology products. Emphasis is placed on understanding the basic principles upon which these regulations are based. Topics include the goals and obligations of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, a review of CGMP subparts as key ingredients in the production of quality products, and the responsibilities of a quality assurance department in product quality.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101, BIO 131, and CHE 121; and completion of TMA 090 or TMA 100


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    BIT 200 - Biotechnology Internship

    3

    Practical experience is provided in a local biotechnology company. Students have the opportunity to put content from the classroom into practice consistent with the standards of the industry. Students spend at least 200 hours at the internship site and also attend seminars throughout the semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BIT 150 and BIT 155


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    BIT 225 - Special Topics In Biotechnology

    3

    Intensive course focusing on topics necessary for the understanding of the biotechnology industry. Topics may include Aseptic fill, validation, and protein purification. Focus will be on knowledge of sterilization and Aseptic technique, protein peptide formulation, lyophilization process and storage stability. Validation issues will deal with practical application of validation principles for the biotechnology industry, drug approval process, validation monitoring and regulations. In protein purification, the students will have an overview of techniques used in purification; different procedures in chromatography; affinity ion exchange, absorption, high resolution liquid chromatography (HPLC), etc.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BIO 240, BIT 150 and BIT 155.


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    BIT 250 - Advanced Techniques In Biotechnology

    4

    A hands-on course designed to improve and refine basic techniques and to learn new state-of-the-art methods, currently used by the biotechnology industry. A fundamental knowledge will be given for the proper understanding of these methods. Topics include: hybridoma, selection isolation, cloning, dilution, chromatography, protein extraction and characterization of mammalian cells: ELISA, HPLC, use of fermentor and Bioreactor. 2 lecture hours/5 laboratory hours

    Prerequisite(s): Certificate in Biotechnology or permission of course instructor.


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Business Administration

  
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    BUS 105 - Keyboarding

    3

    Through the use of a modular teaching plan, students with various levels of keyboard experience, or none at all, are assigned modules of instruction appropriate to their level of experience. Units of instruction include: touch method of keyboarding, formatting personal and business documents (letters, memos, forms, tables, reports and term papers), and an introduction to basic word processing concepts and procedures using a Windows-based word processing software. Students enrolled in the Web section complete this work online.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099


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    BUS 106 - Introduction to the Music Business

    3

    An introduction to the business side of the music industry, topics will include record companies, artist management, music publishing, radio, and the Internet. We will examine contemporary practices and their historical backgrounds. Career opportunities will also be discussed. As a final project, students will have the opportunity to work out a marketing plan for their own musical ventures or for an MCC-sponsored musical event as well.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    BUS 110 - Introduction To Business

    3

    Introduces students to the world of business. Topics include basic economic ideas that explain domestic and global business activity, business ownership, organization, management, marketing, financial institutions, personnel, labor relations, and the interaction of business and society.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099.


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    BUS 112 - Interpersonal Communications in Business

    3

    Professional behavior in the workplace is a key component of organizational effectiveness. It promotes work productivity and an individual’s potential for strong job performance and career growth. The potential to advance and effectively manage a professional career is strongly influenced by the ability to manage interpersonal communications along with excellent organizational skills. This course will integrate project management skills with team work development, group problem solving and decision making, conflict resolution, motivation, positive communication skills and personal productivity and stress management. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of being able to adapt to the changing needs of their workplace, and of having independent initiative and self-motivation.


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    BUS 120 - Introduction To Accounting I

    3

    Accounting is the language of business. This course examines the accounting function as it relates to the process of planning, recording and controlling the operating activities of a business. The accounting cycle is reviewed, concluding with the preparation of financial statements. Other topics covered include accounting for cash, accounts receivable and internal controls. General ledger software and other appropriate computer applications will be integrated throughout the course.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099; and eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80.
    Note(s): BUS 120 combined with BUS 220 may be taken in place of BUS 221.


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    BUS 130 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    3

    This is an introductory course intended to provide students with a solid foundation in the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the economy of the 21st Century.  It provides students from all disciplines with an avenue to explore a perspective of innovation and entrepreneurism within their areas of interest.  Topics include the importance of business development for a healthy economy, basic economic ideas and their effect on new ventures and small business, the entrepreneurial lifestyle, business environment analysis, opportunity identification and innovation, business ownership, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, and social entrepreneurship.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099


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    BUS 131 - Morocco Experience

    3



    Morocco is said to be the “gateway” to Africa, with a long historical and geographic importance to both Europe and the Middle East. The course will focus on the culture and economy of Morocco from both a traditional and contemporary perspective. In addition, business, social, political, and environmental issues will be explored. The course will involve classroom study during the semester, including some language orientation in either Arabic or French, followed by several weeks of travel and a service-learning opportunity in Morocco. As with all international study programs at MCC, students are expected to prepare an e-portfolio and share what they have learned with the college community upon completion of the course.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


    - Describe Morocco’s cultural, social, and economic development.
    - Examine Morocco’s business practices and the role of entrepreneurship from both traditional and contemporary perspectives.
    - Summarize the historical and political struggles of Morocco through conquests, revolutions, and independence movements up to the present.
    - Identify and analyze Morocco’s social, political, and environmental challenges in the context of its history, culture, economy and geography.
    - Use basic language elements and expressions in either French or Arabic to get around and understand cultural references while in Morocco.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must complete 12 credits at MCC in order to apply for this fellowship program.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities, Social Science, Behavioral Science, and Business Elective
    Intensive Value(s): Multicultural/Global Awareness; Written and Oral Communication; Critical Thinking; and Personal and Professional Development.


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    BUS 135 - Social Entrepreneurship

    3

    Society is growing more aware of the need to take care of our world and restore it to a sustainable path.  This course will examine current economic, social, and environmental issues and develop a process of identifying viable solutions.  You will explore the roots of Social Entrepreneurship and its champions as well as the current trends and initiatives in place.  Other topics will include social venture creation and management, intrapreneurship, corporate social responsibility, social innovation, and different business models in social entrepreneurship including non-profit structures.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG099


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    BUS 140 - Sales Principles

    3

    A comprehensive view of the field of consumer selling, including consumer choice theories, the sales environment, sales strategies, sales presentations, handling objections and closing sales. Sales organization and management will also be covered.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099


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    BUS 141 - E-Commerce Marketing

    3

    This course explores how the Internet can be used as an e-commerce marketing and sales tool and introduces the basic terminology and technology of electronic commerce as conducted over the Internet, and through corporate intranets and extranets. Students will learn to navigate the World Wide Web, as well as review and discuss effective corporate and private websites. Marketing and sales principles will be applied to case studies, lab demonstrations and hands-on research activities. Web technology related to the issues of individual and corporate privacy, data security, business ethics and “spamming” will be discussed, as well as the development of tactical and strategic e-commerce-marketing plans for business to business, business to consumer, and consumer to consumer relationships.

    Note(s): Basic computer skills and familiarity with the Internet is recommended.


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    BUS 150 - Hospitality Management

    3

    The course provides an examination of the various operational divisions of hotel management:  hotel reservations and sales; registration and guest services; housekeeping and laundry operations; hotel human resources; security; physical plant and energy management; hotel accounting, financial management and sustainability.  The course will incorporate the use of information technology at each stage of hotel operations.


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    BUS 151 - Food and Beverage Management

    3

    This course provides an examination of the food and beverage industry, including the study of management and marketing systems, menu planning, purchasing, food and beverage production, food and beverage service, industry cost controls and sustainability.


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    BUS 152 - Food/Beverage Cost and Revenue Management

    3

    This course emphasizes the perspective that all decisions in management impact profitability. From “farm to fork,” this course studies all aspects of a profit and loss analysis including: sales forecasting; menu development; product analysis; product pricing strategy; purchasing; inventory and receiving methodology; production; service; food, beverage and labor cost controls; security measures; service and cash management and financial analysis. The course stresses the paramount importance of controlling all costs, most notably cost of goods sold and labor, as a means to financial well being in food and beverage operations.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80.


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    BUS 153 - Introduction to Hospitality Industry

    3

    This course provides an examination of the various facets of the hospitality industry. This course will discuss management practices in the gaming/casino industry, the cruise line industry, entrepreneurship in the hospitality industry, as well as club and restaurant management. It will include explorations into ethics, marketing, and industry best practices, as well as sustainability and social responsibility. An exploration into hospitality careers will be discussed, and will include site visits and guest speakers from the hospitality industry.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099.


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    BUS 155 - Culinary Theory

    3

    This course covers the basic principles of food fabrication and production. Topics include culinary terminology, product identification, quality standards, nutritional cooking, the theory of food preparation techniques and the interaction of different ingredients used in cooking. The theory of baking and pastry making will also be covered.


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    BUS 156 - Culinary Skills

    3

    This practical course is designed to teach the basic classical cooking techniques in the context of a professional kitchen environment. The class will emphasize the concepts of efficiency, organization, cleanliness and time management. The course will cover the basic cooking methods, basic butchery, the preparation of pastas, rice, potatoes and vegetables and salads.


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    BUS 157 - Bakery and Pastry Skills

    3

    This practical course is designed to teach the techniques, procedures and knowledge required for bakery and pastry production. The course will include the use of bakery equipment and techniques, the importance of hygiene and sanitation practices and safety in connection with working with food products and an understanding of the various types of ingredients used for bakery and pastry products. One class will be dedicated to cake decoration techniques.


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    BUS 158 - Sanitation in Food Service Operation

    3

    This course covers the basic principles of sanitation, food science and nutrition.  Topics include nutrition and food terminology, food group indentification, nutritional standards, food pyramids, building nutrtional recipes and menus, understanding nutrition and disease,  food labeling and the scientific basics of the different methodologies used in healthy cooking.  The principles of sanitation and safe food handling, as well as the ServSafe certification exam will be covered.
     


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    BUS 170 - Fashion & Retail Merchandising

    3

    A survey of consumer goods and the role of producers, wholesalers, and retailers involved in production and distribution. Provides background and information for selling various products, and standards for determining quality. Hard and soft goods lines, such as fashion, interior design, food and other product areas are covered. Emphasis is placed on factors such as design elements, periods of style and cultural influences that affect product design.


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    BUS 171 - Fashion & Retail Buying

    3

    Covers analyzing elements of profit, establishing a merchandise plan, forecasting sales, buying and handling of merchandise and pricing, and controlling inventory. Students analyze and solve merchandise problems in the areas of selecting and buying merchandise, determination of markup, markdown, inventory evaluation and stock turnover. Emphasis is on the “how to” of buying and decision making, and the problems retailers face managing large, diversified assortments of merchandise in an effort to adjust to changing consumer demand.


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    BUS 172 - Retail Management

    3

    This course is designed to provide understanding and insight into the following components of retailing: retail terminology, institutions, segmentation and target markets, trading area analysis, store location, human resource management and training, store image, visual merchandising, sales promotion, customer service, and the future of retail. The course is a study of contemporary retailing and focuses on all aspects of a store’s organization and operations. As an introduction to the field of retail management, this course emphasizes retailing as a marketing function and as a career. It also looks at the new retailing formats, which include non-store retailing, the impact of technology and international retailing.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099.


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