Dec 07, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
    
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Criminal Justice

  
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    CRJ 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

    3

    This course surveys the contemporary criminal justice system and explores the history, development and role of the criminal justice system with emphasis on major systems of social control: the police, courts and corrections. This course is open to students in other academic programs.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.


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    CRJ 112 - Criminal Law

    3

    This course examines the history and development of criminal law as a form of social control, the evolution of criminal law from civil law, and the relationship between common and statutory criminal law. Emphasis is given to the substantive aspects of criminal law and how it differs from civil law.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and completion of either CRJ 111 or CSC 170; or concurrent enrollment in CSC 170.


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    CRJ 121 - Contemporary Policing

    3

    This course compares and evaluates contemporary federal, state and local-law enforcement agencies. It includes an overview of police reforms and the impact of new strategies on policy, programs, technology and management. Special attention is paid to innovations in policing, including community and problem-oriented policing.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.


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    CRJ 122 - Juvenile Justice Process

    3

    This course surveys rehabilitative theories and treatment programs of public institutions, and public and private agencies. Case studies are made available to the student for analysis. Adolescent behavior, peer pressure, and the role of the family are examined.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.


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    CRJ 123 - Terrorism and Homeland Security

    3

    This course explores the nature of terrorism & places it in a geographical, political & historical context with an emphasis that’s both descriptive & analytical. This course will examine terrorism as a sociological phenomenon, the history & psychology of terrorism, the rise of modern terrorism, cyber terrorism, national security & the media & the impact of terrorism on our daily lives. The course will also highlight prevention efforts designed to combat terrorism & analyze current states of national responses & readiness, the USA Patriot Act & the development of the Dept of Homeland Security.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.


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    CRJ 131 - Constitutional Law

    3

    Case analysis of the development of federalism, the separation of power and the role of the federal and state courts in constitutional development and contemporary control. Constitutional issues developed in the United States which have had direct bearing on the role and policies of criminal justice agencies are included.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101 and CRJ 112.


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    CRJ 151 - Interpersonal Communications In Criminal Justice

    3

    This course will examine the dynamics of professional and interpersonal communications within the field of criminal justice/law enforcement. The following topics may include: verbal and non-verbal communication, stereotyping, crisis intervention, stress awareness and management, professional relationships, ethics, conflict resolution, and multicultural diversity.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101.


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    CRJ 152 - Criminal Evidence And Court Procedure

    3

    This course examines the law and rules of evidence as they apply to law enforcement officers in the daily performance of their duties and their testimony in court.

    Prerequisite(s): Placement into ENG 101; and completion of CRJ 112.


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    CRJ 153 - Law, Justice and Society

    3

    This interdisciplinary course explores the social, political, and economic factors that influence the creation, implementation, and enforcement of laws in our society. The extent to which the legal system can be an agent of social justice is examined through readings and discussion. Students have the opportunity to analyze both the causes and solutions of problematic conditions in our society and world, such as: poverty; racism; sexism; crime; substance abuse; education; and other social issues. Students gain valuable insights and experience through a required four-hour-per-week Service-Learning placement in a community agency such as human services, criminal justice, education, or the courts.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Social Science
    Note(s): Students with at least 12 credits and a GPA of 3.2 may apply for the Honors option.


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    CRJ 156 - Society and Victims of Crime

    3



    This course examines theories and research regarding victims of crime and the treatment of victims within the criminal justice system. Current social programs such as restitution, compensation, and victims’ rights will be discussed. Special attention will be paid to special victim groups; i.e., children, the elderly, and victims of family violence.

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

    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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    CRJ 231 - Principles of Correction

    3

    This course will survey the historical and philosophical development of the correctional system, with special emphasis on systems within Massachusetts, the federal system, probation and other alternatives to incarceration and parole. It will include an overview of the fundamental processes, trends and practices of correctional institutions, with consideration given to topics such as: overcrowding, violence, AIDS and other health-related issues, staffing, female offenders, and international perspectives.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CRJ 111 and ENG 101.


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    CRJ 241 - Criminal Investigation

    3

    This course explores principles of criminal investigation, including investigative functions, resources, crime scene processing, evidence collection, and use of laboratory instruments. Preparation of initial and follow-up reports covered as an essential ingredient of the investigative function. Topics include criminal investigation roles and responsibilities from the time an officer first becomes aware that a crime has been committed until investigative efforts are completed.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CRJ 152.


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Dance

  
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    DAN 101 - Introduction to Modern Dance

    3

    Presents techniques of modern dance, including movement, improvisation, choreography, and composition. Designed to give beginners a broad perspective, the course offers instruction in dance history and aspects of dance productions.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): Wear leotards or flexible clothing. Bare feet, jazz shoes, or socks are acceptable. No outside sneakers or street clothes.


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    DAN 102 - Jazz Dance

    3

    An introduction to the art and technique of jazz dance. Students will increase flexibility and awareness of body placement and musicality through blues, hip-hop, and lyrical styles. Consecutive classes will build on previously introduced steps and vocabulary. Integration of new information will be facilitated through reading and writing assignment.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): Wear leotards or flexible clothing. Barefeet, jazz shoes, or socks are acceptable. No outside sneakers or street clothes. Reading materials provided by instructor.


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    DAN 105 - Introduction to Ballet

    3

    This course will introduce the student to the classical art form of dance known as Ballet. This is a lecture and practicum course that will consist of looking at Ballet past and present in it’s European countries of origin as well as it’s migration to America. In the studio, dance students will participate in a typical Ballet class starting with Barre, then Center work and finally Allegro. Throughout the semester students will be exposed to the basic vocabulary of Ballet. They will gain proficiency suitable to perform this very precise dance form with musicality and grace.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): No previous dance experience is necessary


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    DAN 106 - Introduction to Tap

    3

    Learn the fundamental moves of this classic American dance form. Tap dancing develops your strength, grace, agility, and improvisational ability: it’s the perfect combination of athleticism and rhythmic movement. Whether you have not had any tap experience or minimal experience, this course explores the basic rudiments of tap dancing with an emphasis on technique and musicality. Participants are presented with an introduction to classic time steps and tap improvisation, and will learn and practice a choreographed dance by the end of the session.

    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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Dental Assisting

  
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    DAS 101 - Dental Science I

    3

    This course is designed to acquaint the dental assisting student to the hard and soft structures of the oral cavity and of the head and neck. Included in this course is an introduction to dental   histology and embryology, the  principles of occlusion, dental morphology, the blood and nerve supply of the head and neck regions, and the bone and muscular structures. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the normal structures of the oral cavity and surrounding tissues and relate the structure and development in the practice of dental assisting.  3 hours lecture


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    DAS 102 - Dental Assisting

    3

    This course provides an orientation to the role of the dental assistant as an integral member of the dental health team. Designed to introduce the student to chairside assisting procedures commonly used in general and specialty dental practices. Focus is given to the types of procedures performed in the dental office, the theory behind these procedures, and the instruments and materials associated with each procedure. Clinical skills will be developed through the laboratory component. 2 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory


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    DAS 103 - Dental Materials & Procedures

    3

    This course is designed to familiarize the Dental Assisting student to the materials used in dental practice. Emphasis will be infection control and safety precautions, physical and biological properties, and the manipulation and clinical application of these materials. Students will develop and demonstrate proficient clinical skills when manipulating dental materials relavant to theory and practice during the laboratory component. 2 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory


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    DAS 104 - Pre-Clinical Dental Assisting

    2

    This course is a pre-clinical lab course that introduces the dental assisting student to patient-centered care while developing the fundamental skills of dental assisting in preparation for the clinical externship experience in the spring semester.  Highlighted will be infection control protocols, patient management protocols, procedural set-ups, oral preventive care, and laboratory techniques and procedures.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Dental Assisting program.


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    DAS 105 - Concepts in Risk Management

    3

    This course is designed to familiarize students with concepts essential to the practice of managing a medical emergency.  Students will be introduced to the pharmacology that aids in the management of a medical condition/ emergency in patients.  Included in this course are the basic principles of first aid, relative medical emergencies, and occupational hazards.  The course includes a hands-on clinical component relating basic assessment skills during emergency situations.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Dental Assisting program.


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    DAS 150 - Clinical Practicum

    4

    This course is an externship experience which focuses on clinical practice. Students will gain additional experience in chairside techniques, dental material manipulation, and patient management at specialty and general practice dental settings. 24  hour clinical component per week.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DAS 100, DAS 102, DAS 103, and DHY 152.


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    DAS 151 - Dental Science II

    1

    A continuation of Dental Science I, providing further information from the medical sciences as they relate to dentistry. Included in this course are the basic principles of microbiology, oral pathology, pharmacology, and relative medical emergencies. Occupational hazards are also discussed. 3 hours lecture

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DAS 101.


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    DAS 152 - Dental Practice Management

    2

    This course prepares the Dental Assisting student to gain knowledge in front desk management. Emphasis is placed on the handling of insurance claims, scheduling, record keeping bookkeeping, and inventory systems. Additional information on marketing, advertising, and computer office systems will be discussed. Students will also learn how to design a resume and to prepare for an interview. 2 hour lecture


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    DAS 153 - Preventive Dentistry

    3

    Provides an understanding of the concepts and methods used in the practice of preventive dentistry. Emphasis is placed on the necessity for the dental assistant to recognize certain oral hygiene needs of each patient and to be able to express those needs to the patient. Includes current techniques used in caries prevention, such as coronal polishing, oral hygiene instruction, nutritional counseling, and application of sealants. Students develop their clinical skills during the laboratory component and community service. 2 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DAS 100, DAS 101, and DAS 102.


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Dental Hygiene

  
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    DHY 100 - Concepts in Dental Hygiene I

    3

    This course is designed to introduce the student to concepts fundamental to the practice and delivery of comprehensive dental hygiene care and serves as a foundational course. The primary focus of the course is the dental hygiene process of care and includes exposure and infection control, collection and analysis of assessment data, the dental hygiene diagnosis, and the planning and evaluation of dental hygiene care. 3 hour lecture Course usually offered in the fall semester.


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    DHY 101 - Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice I

    4

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of instrumentation and assessment. The primary focus of the course is the application of skills necessary to provide comprehensive patient care utilizing the inherent principles of the dental hygiene process of care. 8 laboratory/clinical hours Course usually offered in the fall semester.


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    DHY 103 - Head and Neck Anatomy

    2

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of the dento-osseous structures of the head and neck, including the nerves, muscles, blood supply and articulatory system, as they relate to the functioning of the head and neck. The relationship of such functions to dental hygiene process of care and the administration of local anesthesia is emphasized. 2 hour lecture Course usually offered in the fall semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BIO 231 and BIO 232.


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    DHY 104 - Oral Anatomy, Histology and Embryology

    3

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of both the gross anatomy and microanatomy of the teeth and surrounding oral tissues. The primary focus of the course includes the structure and function of the tissues that compose the teeth, their supporting structures, and the oral cavity and the embryological processes involved in the development of these structures. Course usually offered in the fall semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BIO 231 and BIO 232.


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    DHY 105 - Nutrition

    2

    This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamental scientific concepts involved in human nutrition. The primary focus of the course includes the biological nature and function of nutrients and their effect on general, dental, and oral health at the various stages of life. Consideration is given to psychological and sociological influences on the human diet as well as concepts of food safety. 2 hour lecture Course usually offered in the fall semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CHE 131.


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    DHY 150 - Concepts in Dental Hygiene II

    3

    This course is designed to aid the student in understanding the concepts involved in providing dental hygiene care to special patient populations. The primary focus of the course is on the recognition of medically compromised patients that may require specialized care with an emphasis on preventing and managing emergencies in the dental setting in such patients. The process of dietary analysis and nutritional counseling with regard to special patient populations is also addressed. Course usually offered in the spring semester. 3 hour lecture

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 100 and DHY 101.


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    DHY 151 - Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice II

    3

    This course is designed to further the development of skills and understanding needed to provide the dental hygiene process of care. The primary focus of the course includes continued development and application of the skills and understanding needed to provide the dental hygiene process of care in a clinical setting, specifically the development and practice of assessment, planning and implementation skills in a clinical setting. 9 hour clinic Course usually offered in the spring semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 100, DHY 101, and DHY 105.


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    DHY 152 - Dental Radiology

    3

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of ionizing radiation and the production, properties, dosages, hazards and protective devices related to the dental X-ray. The primary focus of the course includes theory for exposing, processing, mounting and interpreting dental radiographs as well as quality assurance in the practice setting and alternate imaging modalities. The lab portion of the course focuses on the application of dental radiology theory in a clinical setting. Emphasis is on the practice of exposing, processing and mounting intra-oral radiographs with appropriate radiation hygiene and infection control protocol. 2 hour lecture/2 hour lab Course usually offered in the fall (DA) & spring (DH).

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 103 and DHY 104; or admission to the Dental Assisting Program.


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    DHY 153 - Periodontology

    3

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of periodontology. The primary focus of the course is on the etiology, epidemiology, classification, diagnosis, pathogenesis and therapies related to periodontal disease. 3 hour lecture Course usually offered in the spring semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 100, DHY 101, DHY 104, and BIO 235.


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    DHY 200 - Concepts in Dental Hygiene III

    3

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of health education, and the dental hygienist’s role in providing dental health education to the public. The primary focus of the course includes the concepts of the learning process through which students will design and implement dental health education presentations and on the role of the hygienist in the promotion of health and well-being and in the prevention of disease. Emphasis is placed on relating classroom discussions to preventive counseling and developing practical skills for working in the community. Course usually offered in the fall semester. 3 hour lecture

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 150 and DHY 151.


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    DHY 201 - Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice III

    4

    This course is designed to further develop and build upon skills and understandings developed in DHCP II. The primary focus of the course includes the application of dental materials, periodontal techniques and Biofilm control as they relate to the delivery of dental hygiene care as well as the critical thinking skills needed to apply foundational knowledge to the clinical setting. 12 hours clinic Course usually offered in the fall semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 150, DHY 151, DHY 152, and DHY 153.


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    DHY 202 - Oral Pathology

    3

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts and principles of disease processes using a case-based format. The primary focus of the course includes the oral examination and the recognition of deviations from normal. Specific diseases commonly seen in the orofacial region are discussed with a consideration of etiology, pathogenesis, clinical and microscopic features, treatment options and prognosis. Systemic diseases with oral manifestations are also included. 3 hour lecture Course usually offered in the fall semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 104, BIO 232, and BIO 235.


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    DHY 203 - Pharmacology

    2

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of the properties, indications, adverse effects and therapeutic effects of drugs. The primary focus of the course is on drugs commonly used in dentistry as well as the impact of client medications in the dental setting. Course usually offered in the fall semester. 2 hour lecture

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 103, DHY 104, DHY 151, and BIO 232.


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    DHY 204 - Dental Materials

    3

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of dental materials which are used in patient treatment. The primary focus of the course includes an emphasis on the clinical application of dental materials and their relationship to the oral environment, including the development of clinical judgment regarding the selection, safety and effectiveness of various materials as they relate to the dental hygiene process of care. The lab portion offers the student an opportunity to manipulate and utilize various dental materials. 2 hour lecture/2 hour lab. Course usually offered in the fall semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 151, CHE 131, and CHE 132.


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    DHY 250 - Concepts in Dental Hygiene IV

    3

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts involved in employment, licensure and the social and ethical issues that arise in the provision of the dental hygiene practice. The primary focus of the course involves the professional, legal and ethical responsibilities of the dental hygienist as related to the dental hygiene process of care in all settings. Course usually offered in the spring semester. 3 hour lecture

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 200 and DHY 201.


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    DHY 251 - Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice IV

    5

    This course is designed to build upon skills and understandings developed in DHCP III to further develop the student’s ability to provide competent dental hygiene care. The primary focus of the course is to refine the student’s decision making for efficient and effective delivery of the dental hygiene process of care. There is an emphasis on the dental hygiene diagnosis for client care and evaluation of the effectiveness of that care. Students will participate in placements in which they provide services to the community. Course usually offered in the spring semester. 15 hours clinic

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 200, DHY 201, DHY 203, and DHY 204.


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    DHY 252 - Community Health

    2

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of public health and issues in health care delivery and research. The primary focus of the course is on program planning, issues related to access to care and research. Course usually offered in the spring semester. 2 hour lecture

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 200, and MAT 177.


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    DHY 253 - Local Anesthesia

    1

    This course is designed to prepare the student to administer local anesthesia as part of clinical dental hygiene practice. Building on previous knowledge, the course focuses on an integration of pharmacology, head and neck anatomy and techniques used in the administration of local anesthesia. Preventing and managing local anesthesia emergencies is also addressed. Course usually offered in the spring semester.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 103, DHY 150, DHY 151, and DHY 203.


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Dental Laboratory Technology

  
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    DLT 110 - Introduction to DLT

    4

    This course provides an overview of the dental laboratory technology profession including its historical background, professional organizations, ethical and legal aspects, as well as equipment and materials used in the dental laboratory.  The lab component includes the preparation of models and casts that will be used in subsequent courses, as well as, the fabrication of custom impression trays, and articulation of casts on different types of articulators.


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    DLT 120 - Dental Anatomy and Occlusion

    4

    This course offers a detailed study of the anatomical characteristics of the human dentition, the fundamentals of form and function of the oral cavity and its associated structures as they relate to dentistry, the occlusal schemes, and mandibular movements and positions.  The lab portion will apply occlusal concepts to practical projects.


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    DLT 130 - Removable Dental Prosthetics I

    5

    This course provides a clinical and theoretical foundation in removable prosthetics with the focus on arrangement of artificial teeth.  Laboratory application includes the fabrication of several prosthesis, as well as relines, repairs and rebases.  2 hours lecture/6 hours laboratory.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of DLT 110 Introduction to Dental Laboratory Technology and DLT 120 Dental Anatomy and Occlusion.


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    DLT 140 - Fixed Dental Prosthetics I

    5

    This course concerns the principles and techniques of designing fixed dental prosthetics.  Included are the fabrication of veneers, inlays, crowns and bridges, and attachments.  Emphasis is placed on gnathological concepts and their application. 

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of DLT 110 Introduction to Dental Laboratory Technology and DLT 120 Dental Anatomy and Occlusion.


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    DLT 201 - Fixed Prosthodontics

    6

    The principles and techniques of designing crown and bridge. Included are the fabrication of veneer crowns, inlays, crowns and bridges, and attachments. Emphasis is placed on gnathological concepts and their application. Course offered in the fall semester. 2 hours lecture/13 hours laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DLT 102.


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    DLT 202 - Dental Ceramics

    6

    Clinical and theoretical instruction relating to ceramics. Emphasis is placed on the designing and fabrication of several single and multiple units of ceramics. Course offered in the spring semester. 2 hours lecture/13 hours laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DLT 201.


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    DLT 204 - Issues In Dental Laboratory Technology

    1

    The legal, ethical and historical aspects of dentistry and dental technology. A focus on management practices will prepare the student to assume an appropriate role as a member of the dental health team. Course offered in the fall semester. 1 hour lecture

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DLT 201.


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    DLT 205 - Advanced Techniques

    4

    An opportunity for the student to select specialty areas and improve on proficiency and increase knowledge from previous Dental Laboratory courses. Course offered in the spring semester. 4 hours laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DLT 201.


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    DLT 206 - Field Experience

    1

    Students are placed in a dental laboratory for 3 hours per week to gain on-the-job experience. Course usually offered in the spring semester.


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    DLT 210 - Removable Dental Prosthetics II

    5

    This course provides a comprehensive study of the design and fabrication of removable dental prosthetics building on the foundation developed in Removable Prosthetics I with an emphasis on removable partial dentures.  This course is clinically and theoretically oriented.  Several prosthesis will be fabricated.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of DLT 130 Removable Dental Prosthetics I.


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    DLT 220 - Fixed Dental Prosthetics II

    5

    This course provides a comprehensive study on the fabrication of fixed dental prosthetics building on the foundation developed in Fixed Prosthetics I.  Emphasis is placed on the designing and fabrication of several single and multiple units of ceramics.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of DLT 140 Fixed Dental Prosthetics I.


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    DLT 230 - Orthodontic Devices

    4

    This course provides clinical and theoretical instruction relating to orthodontics.  Emphasis is placed on the designing and fabrication of several types of orthodontic devices.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DLT 130


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    DLT 240 - DLT Specialty Practicum

    6

    This course provides students the opportunity to enhance their level of competency beyond the basic techniques in one or more of the following specialty areas:  complete denture prosthodontics, removable partial denture prosthodontics, crown and bridge, dental ceramics and orthodontic applicances.  Practical experiences are provided to support the development of competency in performing specialty laboratory procedures either in the program facilities or off-site facilities.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of DLT 210 Removable Dental Prosthetics II and DLT 220 Fixed Prosthetics II.


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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  
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    SON 100 - Introduction To Ultrasound Scanning

    3

    In this course, the student will apply knowledge obtained from lecture and observations directly to hands-on scanning applications in the classroom setting.  Ultrasound equipment will be available in order for students to become familiar with machine knobology, set-up, and annotation.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to practice obtaining basic images of normal anatomical structures using various scanning planes and techniques. A computerized mannequin is available for simulated scanning practice. Course usually offered in the fall semester. 2 hour lecture/2 hour laboratory

    Note(s): Open to DMS degree students only.


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    SON 101 - Sonographic Physics And Instrumentation

    3

    An introduction to the history of ultrasound, basic physical principles of sound, instrumentation, machine performance, and the biological effects of sound energy.   3 hours lecture.

    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.


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    SON 102 - Principles Of Abdominal Sonography

    3

    Includes appropriate ultrasonic cross sectional anatomy, normal and abnormal sonographic appearance of the abdominal viscera, related pathology and pertinent diagnostic procedures. Proper abdominal scanning techniques are also covered. 3 hours lecture

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of SON 101.
    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only. 4 hours lecture


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    SON 103 - Sonographer Role and Patient Care

    3

    An overview of the health care institution and patient care methods and techniques including the psychology of the ill patient, aseptic and precaution techniques, management of the seriously ill patient, basic first aid procedures and pertinent aspects related to the sonography department.

    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.


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    SON 104 - Sonography Physics and Instrumentation II

    3

    A continuation of Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation I, introducing Doppler principles, artifacts, performance and safety, quality assurance of ultrasound instruments, biological effects of sound energy, and compilation of equations topics.  3 hours lecture.

    Prerequisite(s): SON 101
    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.


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    SON 107 - Cross Sectional Anatomy

    2

    The cross sectional anatomy of the abdomen and pelvis of the normal human body. Combined with gross anatomy, the student develops the ability to visualize anatomy with a three-dimensional perspective. 2 hour lecture

    Note(s): Open to DMS degree students only.


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    SON 109 - Associated Imaging

    1

    An overview of a variety of imaging modalities that includes radiology, nuclear medicine, computer tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. A major objective is to provide students a basic working knowledge of these modalities in various medical specialties, and the opportunity to explore the relationship that exists between sonography and other imaging modalities. The course will address recent advances in ultrasound instrumentation, e.g., use of biopsy guides and improved needle visualization, which have led to increased sonographic applications in performance of invasive procedures such as aspiration, biopsy, and drainage actions.

    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.


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    SON 111 - Sonographic Physics And Instrumentation

    3

    An introduction to the history of ultrasound, basic physical principles of sound, instrumentation, machine performance, calibration and biological effects of ultrasound.

    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate students only. 3 hours lecture


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    SON 121 - Clinical Practicum I

    2

    Clinical experience in the hospital involving the application of the theory previously covered. Clinical instruction and experience is provided, with emphasis on abdominal and gynecologic sonography. Orientation to the hospital’s and sonography department’s policies and procedures will also be conducted.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of SON 101, SON 103, and TMA 085.
    Corequisite(s): SON 102, SON 107, SON 207
    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only. 16 clinic hours per week.


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    SON 122 - Clinical Practicum II

    3

    This 13-week summer clinical practicum further develops and improves the student sonographer’s skills, expanding the knowledge, experience and responsibilities gained in their initial clinical practicum.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of SON 121.
    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.


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    SON 202 - Sonographic Subspecialties

    2

    Familiarizes the student with the basics of cardiac studies, and introduces the scanning techniques of the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, male reproductive system, prostate, and breast sonography. 2 hour lectures.

    Corequisite(s): SON 222
    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only. 4 hours lecture.


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    SON 207 - Principles Of Gynecologic Sonography

    3

    This course will focus on the normal and pathologic sonographic anatomy of the female pelvis. This course is devoted to state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging. A broad range of lecture and topics is scheduled, emphasizing the latest principles and techniques in gynecological ultrasound.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of SON 102 and SON 107.
    Corequisite(s): SON 121
    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.


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    SON 209 - Principles of Obstetrical Sonography I

    3

    This course focuses on embryology and fetal development during the first trimester gestation, including normal and pathological conditions as seen by sonography. Sonographic methods of gestational dating and assessment of the pregnant uterus will be presented, as well as discussion of issues such as ethical consideration in the use of ultrasound during pregnancy.

    Note(s): Open to DMS degree students only.


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    SON 210 - Principles of Obstetrical Sonography II

    3

    Continues the fundamental studies in Obstetrical Sonography I. This course will emphasize the study of the second and third trimester of pregnancy. It also will include normal and pathological conditions as seen by sonography. Sonographic methods of gestational dating and assessment of the pregnant uterus will be discussed.

    Note(s): Open to DMS degree students only.


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    SON 211 - Neurosonography

    1

    This course is designed to provide the student with a basic introduction to ultrasound evaluation of the prenatal and neonatal central nervous system.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of course instructor.
    Note(s): Open to DMS degree students only.


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    SON 212 - Principles of Neonatal Neurosonolgy

    4

    This online course provides the student with an extensive, comprehensive knowledge of neonatal neuro and spinal sonology. Patterns of normal anatomical development, physiology, and pathophysiology of the infant brain and spine will be analyzed and compared with their representative cross-sectional sonographic images. Scanning protocols incorporating technical, procedural and medical considerations in the performance of imaging the neonate will be evaluated. Presentations of case studies through discussion board conferences promote the process of critical analysis in arriving at various differential diagnoses.

    Prerequisite(s): This course is designed for registered sonographers who must provide documentation that they have successfully achieved registry status by taking the national American Registry of Diagnostic Sonography board examinations. Non-registered sonographers can provide documentation that they have completed an ultrasound program and are eligible to take the ARDMS boards, or they can provide a letter from the appropriate Program or Medical Director stating that they have met all the requirements necessary to take the board examinations. Permission may be granted based upon evaluation by the instructor with regard to the applicant’s credentials for other qualified medical personnel.


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    SON 221 - Clinical Practicum III

    3

    A continuation of SON 122, the student will improve skills in abdominal and gynecologic sonography. Clinical instruction and experience focuses primarily on obstetric and gynecologic sonography. During this clinical practicum, a limited rotation to another clinical affiliate may be conducted. 24 clinic hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of SON 122.
    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.


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    SON 222 - Clinical Practicum IV

    3

    During this clinical practicum the student will continue to refine previously learned skills. Clinical instruction and experience includes new skills such as small-parts scanning. Rotations to other facilities are provided to cover areas which may not be available at specific clinical sites.  24 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of SON 221.
    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.


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    SON 228 - Clinical Practicum V

    3

    During this final clinical practicum the student will master the previously learned  skills. Clinical instruction and additional experience in vascular and pediatric scanning techniques will be covered.   Rotations to other facilities are provided to cover areas which may not be available at specific clinical sites. 24 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of SON 222.
    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography students only.


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    SON 251 - Vascular Technology I

    3

    A lecture/laboratory course providing instruction in peripheral arterial and venous anatomy and physiology. Testing modalities both direct and indirect will be discussed. Modalities such as continuous wave Doppler, plethysmographic, 2-D imaging, color Doppler imaging, and pulse wave Doppler spectral analysis. Test results from both normal and pathological conditions will be discussed. Protocols, test indications, and quality assurance, differential diagnosis, and correlation will also be covered.

    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.


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    SON 252 - Vascular Technology II

    3

    A lecture/laboratory course providing instruction in cerebiovascular, transcranial Doppler and Abdominal Vascular technology. This course is specifically designed for basic understanding of the non-invasive ultrasound techniques for assessment of the extracranial circulation, cerebrovascular system, and abdominal vascular examination such as abdominal aorta aneurysm and dissection, mesenteric, renal arteries, portal hypertention and portosystemic shunts. Protocols, test indications, quality assurance, differential diagnosis and correlation will also be covered.

    Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.


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Economics

  
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    ECO 120 - Economics And Management In High-tech Industry

    3



    This is an interdisciplinary course designed primarily for students enrolled in technological programs. The course will combine principles of economics and business to focus on today’s rapidly, changing contemporary organizations, particularly those involved in the development, manufacture, and/or distribution of technological products. Of particular relevance for students in the Biotech and other high-tech career programs.

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Multicultural and Global Perspectives, and Personal and Professional Development.

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


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    ECO 140 - Principles Of Macroeconomics

    3



    An introduction to the theory of income determination, business cycles, national income analysis and economic growth. The role of labor and capital markets in economic activity is examined to explore the problems of unemployment and inflation. The functioning and impact of the monetary system is introduced. Government stabilization activity utilizing monetary and fiscal policy is explored. The mechanics of international goods transactions and the balance of trade, as they influence the domestic economy are examined.

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

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


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    ECO 150 - Principles Of Microeconomics

    3



    An introduction to the organization and operation of a market economy with the focus on how it allocates society’s scarce resources. Consumer demand and profit maximizing behavior of the business firm are analyzed. Price and output decisions under conditions of competition are examined. Public policy issues include price ceilings and floors, competition, monopoly, organized labor and the government’s role in the market economy.

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

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ECO 140.
    General Education Elective(s): Social Science
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.


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Education

  
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    EDU 100 - Introduction To Early Childhood Education

    3

    This developmental course will provide students with an overview of early care and education programs and an introduction to the developmental and individual needs of a child. Topics include child development, theories, developmental milestones, developmentally appropriate practice, guiding children’s behaviors, effective care giving/teaching and age appropriate child-centered curriculum and environments.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 092.
    Note(s): Students placing into ENG 101 should enroll in PSY 122.
    Students placing above or who have completed ENG 070 or ENG 071 and whose CPT is above 67 are not eligible to enroll in this course.


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    EDU 101 - Curriculum In Early Childhood Programs

    3

    This course will explore the creative experiences for young children through awareness of children’s individual interests, strengths and needs. Students will learn to plan and modify activities based on children’s individual needs, inclusion and the environment. Major areas to be explored are: English language arts, reading readiness, math, science, technology, history, social science, and health education. These major areas will be reflected in coursework and discussions based on the Massachusetts Department of Education Pre-K Standards and Experiences.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of PSY 122.


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    EDU 102 - Guiding Children’s Behavior

    3

    Positive guidance techniques for young children in educational and childcare settings will be examined. Class topics include theories of child development, current trends and research in child guidance, and standards and practices of early childhood education. Effective strategies for handling difficult behaviors, attention problems, challenging behaviors, and group classroom management are discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of PSY 122.


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    EDU 103 - Infant and Toddler Care and Program Planning

    3

    An examination of the developmental stages of infants and toddlers with a focus on developmentally appropriate practices for infant/toddler caregivers and different approaches to infant/toddler care giving. A study of important influences on infant/toddler development, including the roles and responsibilities of parents and caregivers in creating high quality, supportive environments. The importance of designing environments and experiences to enhance growth and development will also be discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.


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    EDU 104 - Young Children With Special Needs

    3

    An overview of developmental disabilities as manifested in young children. Procedures for early identification, legal implications, community resources, and the design of environments and activities are addressed.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
    Note(s): PSY 123 may be substituted for program credit.


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    EDU 105 - Young Children’s Literature

    3

    An introduction to age appropriate literature for young children. The various genres of literature ranging from wordless books to chapter books will be discussed. Students will learn book reading skills, how to select literature for classrooms, and the different authors and illustrators of children’s books.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.


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    EDU 107 - Child Growth and Development for CDA

    3

    An examination of the development of children from pre-birth through puberty. Utilizing both theoretical and practical perspectives, the physical, cognitive, social, personality and emotional development of children will be, with an emphasis on the interrelationships between theory, research and practice. Also considered are such topics as the critical role of adults in fostering all areas of children’s growth and the significant influence of family and culture on development.  Students will begin to work on the CDA Competency Statements and Resource Collection Items based on the setting area of the CDA: Preschool, Infant Toddler or Family Child Care.  This course is the first of three courses.


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    EDU 110 - Teaching Young Children Who Experienced Trauma

    3



    This course will provide an overview of the various types of trauma that children may be exposed to and their potential negative impact on their development. The topics include understanding the difference between short and long-term trauma, cultural factors, current systems in place, parent outreach/support, trauma affected behavioral issues, professional boundaries and educator self-care.


    At the completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

    -Recognize and identify different potential signs and symptoms of trauma
    -Design strategies for parent conferencing around sensitive trauma topics
    -Create a curriculum module that builds empathy and compassion to teach and work with children
    -Create and implement a plan to advocate for policy changes in the field.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of PSY 122


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    EDU 150 - Discover Teaching

    3

    A seminar class exploring teaching and learning with a practical school-based experience for students considering a career in education. Intended to help students decide if they wish to pursue a career in teaching, the course integrates readings, class discussions, weekly field experiences, current educational videos, film clips, and other media to closely examine the world of education. Seminar topics provide an overview of the historical and theoretical foundations of education with an examination of facing schools in today’s diverse society including socio-economic distinctions, gender, race, ethnicity, special education, the changing standards for future educators, ethics, technology, and other significant issues related to educators and students involved in K-12 education.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Social Science.
    Note(s): This course requires a three-hour-a-week college-approved Service-Learning placement.


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    EDU 153 - Planning Programs And Environments For Children

    3

    An exploration of the theory and methods of designing, implementing and maintaining balanced age-appropriate comprehensive programs in various early childhood educational settings. Attention is given to the needs of children both individually and in groups, to specific cognitive and affective curriculum areas and curriculum models, communication and involvement with families, staff, and community as well as the physical learning environment and the importance of play. Completion of a pre-practicum/service-learning placement of 22 hours in an early child center or school is a requirement of this course.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of PSY 122.


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    EDU 154 - Health, Safety, and Nutrition In Early Childhood Education

    3

    An examination of the objectives, concerns, and dynamics of health, nutrition and safety in relationship to the development of the infant, toddler, and preschooler with an emphasis on identifying potential problem areas in childcare settings, including child abuse and neglect. Topics include Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care Standards, universal precautions, creation of safe environment, as well as the prevention, identification, and treatment of infectious diseases. First aid techniques appropriate for childcare are included.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of PSY 122.


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    EDU 251 - Supervised Field Placement And Seminar I

    6

    Students will gain experience working with young children and early childhood professionals in a pre-school, infant/toddler, or public school setting. Students will be expected to demonstrate appropriate teaching skills, guidance, organization, and leadership skills for individual as well as groups of children by the end of the course. Seminar classes are planned to discuss diverse topics in early childhood education. Students will attend class weekly in addition to their field practicum, which is 15 hours per week per semester (at least 150 hours). Practicum site by permission of instructor.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of EDU 101; and completion of EDU 150, or EDU 153.


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    EDU 252 - Administration of Early Childhood Program

    3

    A survey of topics essential to planning and administering a quality day care center. Licensing, financing, staffing and training, parent involvement, plant and equipment, advisory boards, community resources, and meeting the needs of the children enrolled as well as societal issues of day care will be discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of EDU 101, EDU 153, and PSY 122.


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Emergency Medical Technician

  
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    EMT 100 - Emergency Medical Tech-Basic

    9



    Provides the student with the information and training needed to qualify for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) cognitive exam and the Massachusetts Practical Skills exam.

     

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to apply fundamental Emergency Medical Services knowledge, skills, and training in the following areas:

    1. Preparatory: EMS systems, the Safety and wellbeing of an EMT, and anatomy and physiology as it relates to performing as an EMT.

    2. Medical Legal and Ethics: Related medical legal, anatomical, and pathophysiological terms, including effectively communicating both orally and in written related reports.

    3. Airway Management: The anatomy of upper and lower airways and the tools used in the management of them in an emergency.

    4. Patient Assessment: Assessing a patient as it relates too medical and trauma emergencies.

    5. Trauma Emergencies: Related trauma emergencies and their emergency treatment

    6. Medical Emergencies: Related medical emergencies and their emergency treatment

    7. Obstetrics, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Special Needs & Psyche: Related special medical emergencies and their emergency treatment

    8. Special Operations: Related EMS operations including Advanced Life support, special hazards, how to safely move patients, and how to be effective in a disaster or mass casualty incident

    Prerequisite(s): • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification at the Healthcare Provider level (American Heart Association). Copies of current certification cards must be submitted to the EMT course instructor for retention with student EMT course records. The EMT Course instructor offers CPR certification courses during the semester as a service to those who do not meet the prerequisite. An additional fee is required payable to the Instructor.
    • By state skills test date, must 18 years of age. Maintain a total Grade score of 70% or higher throughout entire class Any missed sessions MUST BE SUCCESSFULLY MADE UP before the student can be certified as eligible for the Massachusetts Practical Skills exam and National
    Registry EMT Examination.
    • Missed Sessions that can be made up are capped at 3; any more than 3 sessions missed
    whether made-up or not is cause for failing the course. NO EXCEPTIONS


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Energy Utility Technology

  
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    EUT 101 - Introduction to Energy Industry

    3

    This course will provide participants with an overview of the energy utility industry and occupational opportunities. Topics include the history of providing reliable service, regulatory influences, electric/gas energy flow and basic terminology, typical conditions for employment, and career opportunities. The role of alternative energy in the energy utility industry will also be discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in TMA 095 with a C or better, CAP 101, and EUT 111.


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    EUT 111 - Principles of Electricity I

    4

    This course will cover the fundamentals of Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) electricity. Topics include Ohm’s law, Watt’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws, voltage and current dividers, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, maximum power transfer theorem, superposition, wye-delta transformation, transient behavior of RC and RL circuits, DC and AC voltage and current sources, resistance, conductance, inductance, capacitance, impedance, reactance, admittance, resonance, and transformers. Employability skills such as problem solving, teamwork, communication, and others will be emphasized. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in EUT 101; concurrent enrollment in or completion of TMA 095 with a C or better and CAP 101
    Corequisite(s): EUT 101


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    EUT 151 - Industrial Safety

    3

    Provides an introduction to the principles of safety, guidelines for the design of equipment, and explanations of why certain practices should or should not be followed. This course will evaluate human reactions in normal and abnormal conditions. Features required for safe working conditions will be compared to industry standards.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of TMA 095 with a C or better; completion of CAP 101, EUT 101, and EUT 111
    Corequisite(s): EUT 161 and EUT 17


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    EUT 161 - Principles of Electricity II

    4

    Power and energy in Alternating Current (AC). Topics include RMS values; active and reactive power; power factor; reactive factor; power in terms of branch currents and voltages; power matching; three-phase voltages, currents, and power; wye and delta connected circuits; analysis of balanced 3-phase circuits. Employability skills such as problem solving, teamwork, communication, and others are practiced. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of TMA 095 with a C or better; completion of CAP 101, EUT 101, and EUT 111
    Corequisite(s): EUT 151 and EUT 171


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    EUT 171 - Generation, Transmission and Distribution

    4

    This course presents an overview of the electrical generation process, power plant systems and functions. Students will learn how utility power distribution systems are designed and operated, including planning, load characteristics and the application of distribution transformers, substations, primary and secondary systems, and voltage regulation and reductions. Students will analyze the impedance, reflection and standing wave characteristics of transmission lines.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of TMA 095 with C or better; completion of CAP 101, EUT 101, and EUT 111
    Corequisite(s): EUT 151 and EUT 161


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    EUT 181 - Energy Internship

    3

    This course will introduce the student to the training labs of a major power generation company (National Grid). Students will work in a facility learning how to splice wires, connect fuses and transformers, and learn the industry correct techniques. Students will become familiar with the tools and equipment used in the power industry.

    Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in EUT 151, EUT 161 and EUT 171; and departmental permission


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