Oct 14, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
    
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Business Administration

  
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    BUS 212 - Human Resource Management

    3

    Course Description: Human Resource Management is the study of the policies, functions and management practices involved in the development of a cohesive and productive workforce. Topics include recruitment and hiring procedures, training, employee compensation, incentive rewards, performance evaluation, health and safety programs, and fairness concerns of employees administered via grievance procedures and application of U.S. employment laws.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BUS 110
    Note(s): N/A



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    BUS 213 - Business Communications

    3

    Course Description: Provides students with the opportunity to learn a wide range of communication skills and applications. This process will enable them to be more successful in an increasingly competitive, diverse, and global business environment. Topics covered include the writing process, listening and intercultural communication, group dynamics, platform speaking skills, and a seminar on the employment search process.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101.


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    BUS 214 - Business Internship

    3



    Course Description: The business internship provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning and strengthen interpersonal and technical skills in a work experience related to their field of study. Students complete an online course in addition to completing a minimum of 135 hours of work during the semester at an approved site.  The online course focuses on workplace issues based on students’ experiences at their internship sites. Students must obtain an approved internship before the semester begin. 

     
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and completion of 12 credits in the student’s degree or certificate program with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
    Note(s): N/A




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    BUS 216 - Entrepreneurship in Action

    3

    Course Description: This course follows BUS 211 and is geared toward actively engaging in the launch of a new venture. The primary purpose is to utilize a business model to apply a workable small business plan for starting and maintaining a new venture. BUS 216 will allow students to apply lessons learned in all previous business education directly to their venture.  If financing is required, they will need to prepare a business plan. 
    Prerequisite(s): BUS 211
    Note(s): N/A



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    BUS 217 - Entrepreneurship Workshops

    3

    Course Description: Students are expected to have a business they are currently developing. This course should be taken in tandem with BUS 211, BUS 216, or BUS 218. This course is geared toward actively engaging in the entrepreneurial process by attending workshops, events, and entrepreneurial activities which prepare an entrepreneur in setting up systems necessary to operate their business. The primary purpose is to utilize tools and practices within their industry, which support the launch or growth of a business. Students must take a minimum of 50 hours of workshops from a list of agreed upon courses available through MCC’s Continuing Education department or make other arrangements for outside workshops with the Entrepreneurship Coordinator as deemed necessary. Students will receive credit for this course after assessment of deliverables created during workshops. 
     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in BUS 211
    Note(s): This is a shell class for credit for prior learning. Students will not register for this but rather register for individual workshops at their cost. Open to students enrolled in the Launch Your Business certificate only.



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    BUS 218 - Entrepreneurship LaunchPad

    4

    Course Description: This course is geared toward actively engaging in the launch of a new venture; think of it as an internship within your own business. The primary purpose is to utilize a business model to set up and maintain a new venture. Students will be able to actively work on their new venture, while benefiting from peer-mentoring and coaching from professor(s). The course should be taken in conjunction with BUS 211 & BUS 216. Students will prepare a complete business plan then present at an investment pitch to a funding committee. 
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in BUS 211 or BUS 216
    Note(s): Open to students enrolled in the Launch Your Business certificate only.



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    BUS 220 - Introduction To Accounting II

    3

    Course Description: Accounting is the language of business. This course examines the accounting function as it relates to the process of planning, recording and evaluating the investing and financing activities of a business. Topics covered include accounting for inventories, operational assets, equity financing, long-term debts, the preparation of the statement of cash flows. General ledger software and other appropriate computer applications will be integrated throughout the course.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BUS 120
    Note(s): BUS 120 combined with BUS 220 may be taken in place of BUS 221.



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    BUS 221 - Financial Accounting

    4

    Course Description: Financial Accounting is the study of the analysis, interpretation, and use of accounting information by external decision-makers. Topics include the preparation of financial statements, business accounting cycle, cash vs. accrual basis accounting, and GAAP. Computer applications are integrated through the course.   
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099; eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80; and completion of CAP 101.
    Note(s): A combination of Accounting I and Accounting II is similar in content to Financial Accounting. Students will not receive credit for Accounting I, Accounting II, and Financial Accounting.



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    BUS 222 - Introduction To Finance

    3

    Course Description: Internal financial management of a corporation. The administration of working capital, intermediate and long-term funds, break-even analysis, cash flow forecasts, financial forecasts are covered.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BUS 120 or BUS 221


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    BUS 223 - Managerial Accounting

    3

    Course Description: Managerial Accounting is the study of the use of accounting information for managerial decision making. Topics covered include cost analysis, budgeting, activity based costing and relevant cost decisions. Spreadsheet applications are integrated throughout the course.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BUS 220 or BUS 221; and completion of CAP 101
    Note(s): N/A



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    BUS 224 - Intermediate Accounting I

    3

    Course Description: The fundamental procedures and basic principles on which financial statements are based.  A detailed review of the balance sheet and income statement emphasizing cash, temporary investments, receivables, and inventories.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BUS 220 or BUS 223 or BUS 320


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    BUS 226 - Computerized Accounting

    3

    Course Description: Computerized Accounting integrates the processing of accounting information using a general ledger software package to record financial transactions, maintain accounting records, and utilize analytical tools for business decision making. The course further develops an in-depth exposure to accounting topics such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, payroll, financial statements and report generation. 
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BUS 220 or BUS 221
    Note(s): N/A



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    BUS 227 - Taxation

    3

    Course Description: Federal Income Tax laws and procedures are reviewed with emphasis on understanding how tax rules can advantageously be taken into account in personal, investment, and business decisions.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BUS 220 or BUS 221


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    BUS 240 - Principles Of Marketing

    3

    Course Description: Principles of Marketing is the study of the marketing concept, the marketing environment, ethics and social responsibility, consumer behavior, global marketing, market research, market segmentation, and the marketing mix.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BUS 110 or BUS 130.
    Note(s): N/A



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    BUS 241 - Global Marketing

    3

    Course Description: A survey of today’s complex and dynamic Global Marketing Environment. Topics include an examination of world trade and the continuing movement from protectionism to a borderless economic world. Additionally, we review environmental issues such as cultural, economic and political/regulatory forces that impact global marketers; in addition to examining the major multinational market entry strategies. We also explore the task of designing, implementing and evaluating global marketing programs.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BUS 110.


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    BUS 242 - Advertising

    3

    Course Description: A survey of advertising and its applications in business and society.  Considered are a historical survey of advertising, regulation of advertising, buyer behavior, advertising agencies, advertising media, copy layout, and campaign management.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BUS 240


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    BUS 271 - Financial Accounting Indepedent Study

    1

    Course Description: A continuation of Financial Accounting for students who have transferred a 3 credit Financial Accounting course from another institution.


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Chemistry

  
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    CHE 121 - Introduction To Chemistry

    4



    Course Description: The basic principles of chemistry, including metric measurement, properties of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry and solutions, with emphasis on the usefulness of the periodic table in predicting chemical behavior. Designed primarily for students with no previous chemistry courses. The laboratory includes an experimental study of the chemical principles. 3 hours lecture/3 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): Science majors, pre-med and engineering transfer students should take CHE 151 for their General Chemistry requirement.




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    CHE 131 - College Chemistry I

    4



    Course Description: The fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry including the physical and chemical properties of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, the gas laws, solutions, acids and bases, redox reactions, and chemical equilibria. The laboratory includes an experimental study of the chemical principles. 3 hours lecture/3 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): Science majors, pre-med and engineering transfer students should take CHE 151 for their General Chemistry requirement.

    Note: This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.




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    CHE 132 - College Chemistry II

    4

    Course Description: A systematic study of the structures, nomenclature, physical properties, and chemical reactions of the classes of organic compounds, progressing to a study of biochemistry and the compounds of life: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. The laboratory includes an experimental study of the chemical principles. 3 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CHE 131 with a C or better.
    General Education Elective(s): Science
    Note(s): N/A



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    CHE 151 - General Chemistry for Engineering and Science I

    4



    Course Description: A comprehensive general chemistry course intended for students planning to continue as STEM majors.  Topics include atomic theory, stoichiometry, gases, thermochemistry, quantum theory, chemical bonding, liquids and solids.  Appropriate for science majors and engineering transfer students.  3-hours lecture/3-hours laboratory.

     

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Literacy.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; eligible for MAT 195; and completion of high school or college chemistry in the last five years.
    General Education Elective(s): Science
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.




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    CHE 152 - General Chemistry for Engineering and Science II

    4



    Course Description: A continuation of CHE 151. Principle topics include kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, acids and bases, solubility, and electrochemistry. Appropriate for STEM major transfer and pre-med students. The laboratory includes an experimental study of the chemical principles. 3-hour lecture/3-hour laboratory.

     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CHE 151 and MAT 195, both with a C or better.
    General Education Elective(s): Science
    Note(s): N/A




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    CHE 160 - Principles Of Biochemistry

    4

    Course Description: A practical investigation of the fundamentals of biochemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the study of the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, biological membranes, and major metabolic pathways. This course will couple the traditional study of biological chemistry with standard laboratory procedures commonly utilized in modern biotechnology industries. 3 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): Certificate in Biotechnology or permission of the course instructor.
    General Education Elective(s): Science
    Note(s): N/A



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    CHE 251 - Organic Chemistry I and Lab

    4



    Course Description: This course studies the chemistry of hydrocarbons and their derivatives.  Topics include: nomenclature, conformations, reactions, mechanisms, and physical properties.  Other topics investigated are stereochemistry, substitution and elimination reactions and mechanisms.  Spectroscopy including infrared, mass spec, nmr and UV-vis will be studied.  Laboratory includes classical techniques of separation and identification of organic compounds as well as modern techniques of analysis.


     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CHE 152 with a C or better
    General Education Elective(s): Science
    Note(s): N/A




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    CHE 252 - Organic Chemistry II and Lab

    4



    Course Description: This course is a continuation of CHE 251.  Topics include aromaticity and aromatic reactions. Nomenclature, structure, reactions, mechanisms and physical properties are studied for the following hydrocarbon derivatives: alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, acids, amines, and macromolecules. The laboratory experience uses instrumentation for the structural analysis of molecules.


     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CHE 251 with a grade of C or better.
    General Education Elective(s): Science
    Note(s): N/A




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Communications

  
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    COM 101 - Introduction to Communication Media

    3



    Course Description:  This course provides a framework for understanding the impact of media on society and the individual.  The history, organization, economics, theories, and social significance of communication media are surveyed. Special emphasis will be given toward the evolving media environment, how to evaluate media messages, and how to become a better consumer of the media.

     

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, Multicultural and Global Perspectives, and Personal and Professional Development.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities, Social Science
    Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.




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    COM 102 - Media Ethics

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    Course Description: This course examines the responsibilities of media makers and the ethical issues facing decision-makers in all fields of communication. Students critically examine ethical principles and analyze case studies that focus on ethical dilemmas.

     

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Social Responsibility, and Personal and Professional Development.
    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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    COM 103 - Public Speaking and Professional Presentations

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    Course Description: This course presents basic commuincation skills required for effective composition and delivery in both public speaking and professional presentations.  Students engage in creating, delivering, and evaluating informative and persuasive speeches including extemporaneous and impromptu delivery.

     

    ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Social Responsibility, 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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    COM 104 - Foundations of Media Production

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    Course Description: This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the terminology and theoretical concepts of media production. Students learn and apply technical skills through the production of media projects. These experiences establish a foundation for subsequent media production courses.

     

     

     

     
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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    COM 105 - Introduction to Short Film Production

    3



    Course Description: This course provides an introduction to short film theory and production techniques. Working with HD video, students develop fundamental film production, direction, and editing skills. The course requires students to work both collaboratively and individually.

     
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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    COM 106 - Introduction to Film Studies and Analysis

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    Course Description: This course introduces students to language of film analysis (mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, and sound), as well as the elements of film form and narrative structure. Additionally, students are exposed to a broad overview of the historical developments and social implications of the medium.

     

     

     
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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    COM 107 - Public Relations

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    Course Description: The course examines all facets of public relations including media relations, market research, community relations and integrated communications strategies that include linking public relations with advertising, social media and special events.

     

     

     
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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    COM 109 - Reporting and the Internet

    3

    Course Description: This course introduces students to the new world of “citizen journalism”. Citizen journalism has been described as news “for the people and by the people.” In this course students will acquire a working knowledge of blogs, podcasts, discussion groups, forums, e-lists and other Internet communication tools and will explore how these are reshaping the media world. Students will use the knowledge they have acquired to create and contribute to a class blog. Internet news outlets such as the “hyper-local” backfence.com and citizen rated news will be explored and examined. This course is especially useful for students interested in journalism and its future, and those that enjoy the Internet.
    Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    COM 110 - Screenwriting the Short Film

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    Course Description: This course provides students with a working knowledge of the challenges and techniques inherent in writing the short film script. Discussion points include plot, character, conflict, dialogue, genre, and structure with the intent to enhance writing workshop and critical skills.

     
    Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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    COM 115 - Introduction to Human Communication

    3

    Course Description: This course examines the elements affecting oral communication at the individual, small group, and public communication levels with emphasis on the practice of communication at each level.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A



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    COM 121 - Introduction to Digital Video Production

    3



    Course Description: In this course, students are introduced the theories and practice of digital video production. Working with digital video equipment and software tools, students develop fundamental video production and editing skills. The course requires students to work both collaboratively and individually.

     

     
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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    COM 122 - Radio Programming

    3

    Course Description: An introduction to how radio stations are programmed, including various formats and the duties and responsibilities of program, news, promotion, and public affairs directors, air talents, and sales personnel. Students will practice how to speak well, and learn how to deliver commercials, public service announcements, news, music, and sports.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    COM 123 - Introduction to Digital Audio Production

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    Course Description: In this course, students are introduced the theories and practice of digital audio production. Working with digital audio equipment and software tools, students develop fundamental audio production and editing skills. The course requires students to work both collaboratively and individually.

     

     

     
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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    COM 124 - Media Writing

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    Course Description: This course introduces students to the concepts and techniques needed to gather and organize information for the purpose of media writing. Students learn the fundamentals of purpose, context, voice, technique, and structure for effective writing for various forms of media, including print, broadcast, and online.

     

     
    Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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    COM 125 - Social Media

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    Course Description: This course introduces students to the contexts and forms of social media. Students become familiar with a range of social media tools, analyze and discuss their uses and implications, and develop hands on participation literacy.

     
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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    COM 127 - Introduction to Crisis Communications

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    Course Description: This course will teach students how to evaluate high profile crises that negatively impact the reputation of celebrities, politicians, corporate brands and organizations and the tools and strategies needed to defend those being investigated or attacked by the news media, special interest groups or government officials.

     

     
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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    COM 150 - Introduction to Journalism

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    Course Description: This course covers the fundamentals of reporting, writing, and producing news stories for print, broadcast, and online media. Students develop news writing skills for a variety of media platforms, including traditional and new journalism.

     

     
    Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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    COM 201 - Journalism II

    3

    Course Description: Building on the principles learned in Introduction to Journalism, this course gives students practice in handling multiple sources and breaking stories. It also provides advanced work in interviewing and writing under deadline pressure, as well as experience in copy editing, headline writing, photo selection and page layout. Opportunity to apply skills to a college publication will be available for interested students.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101 and COM 150.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    COM 203 - Journalism Internship for the Print Media

    3

    Course Description: Upon completion of COM 150, Introduction to Journalism, students may apply to take a 120-hour internship at one of several print media facilities within commuting distance of the MCC campuses. Each student will work with a journalism faculty member for the duration of the internship as well as an editor. An Internship Request Form must be submitted to the Communications Chairperson for approval at least three weeks prior to the end of the semester preceding the beginning of the internship. Students will be expected to keep a weekly log of their activities and maintain a portfolio of all their published work. This internship will afford the students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience as a practicing news reporter or photographer.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of COM 150.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    COM 221 - Communication Internship

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    Course Description: The internship provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they have developed in the classroom to a real-world experience with the support of both a faculty adviser and a professional in communication field. Interns will spend 2 hours per week at their internship position and attend a weekly one-hour seminar at the college. Students will be assessed using an evaluation from their internship site coordinator, as well as an e-portfolio which will include weekly memos, self-reflections, written assignments, and projects undertaken for the internship.

     

    ISLOs:

    This course supports the MCC Institutional Student Learning Outcomes of Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Personal and Professional Development.

     
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of COM 104 (Foundations of Media Production) and completion of 30 credits in the communication degree program with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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    COM 222 - Communication Internship

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    Course Description: The internship provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they have developed in the classroom to a real-world experience with the support of both a faculty adviser and a professional in communication field. Interns will spend 5 hours per week at their internship position and attend a weekly one-hour seminar at the college. Students will be assessed using an evaluation from their internship site coordinator, as well as an e-portfolio which will include weekly memos, self-reflections, written assignments, and projects undertaken for the internship.

     

    ISLOs:

    This course supports the MCC Institutional Student Learning Outcomes of Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Personal and Professional Development.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of COM 104 (Foundations of Media Production) and completion of 30 credits in the communication degree program with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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    COM 223 - Communication Internship

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    Course Description: The internship provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they have developed in the classroom to a real-world experience with the support of both a faculty adviser and a professional in communication field. Interns will spend 8 hours per week at their internship position and attend a weekly one-hour seminar at the college. Students will be assessed using an evaluation from their internship site coordinator, as well as an e-portfolio which will include weekly memos, self-reflections, written assignments, and projects undertaken for the internship.

     

    ISLOs:

    This course supports the MCC Institutional Student Learning Outcomes of Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Personal and Professional Development.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of COM 104 (Foundations of Media Production) and completion of 30 credits in the communication degree program with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities
    Note(s): N/A




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Computer Aided Design

  
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    CAD 110 - Engineering Graphics I

    3



    Course Description:  

    This course covers the fundamentals of engineering graphics communication technics, including orthographic, auxiliary, and pictorial views, development and interpretation of engineering drawings.  Course emphasis on solution of engineering problems using both free-hand and computer aided drafting techniques. The students will be working with state-of-the-art computer-aided design software packages and following up to date ANSI standards for technical drawing. 2 hour lecture 2 hour lab.
    Note(s): It is suggested that students also enroll into CAD 169




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    CAD 130 - Engineering Graphics II

    3



    Course Description:  

    This course is a continuation of CAD 110. This is a project based course where the student will gain more in depth practical experience in the resolution of real work engineering drawing problems using estate of the art computer aided design and up to date ANSI standards related to technical drawing. Emphases of the course include: The conversion and editing of 2D CAD graphics into 3D CAD features, dimensioning and tolerance practices, selection of materials and formulation of weldment drawings. (2 hours lecture/2 hours lab)

     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CAD 110
    Note(s): N/A




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    CAD 169 - Solid Modeling I

    3

    Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills required to develop three-dimensional CAD solid models. Using feature-based parametric design principles, students will become familiar with the process used to develop and edit 3D solid models and to generate 2D drawings from the model. The creation of parts and assemblies will be explored. Students will employ state-of-the-art computer-aided design software packages such as SolidWorks and Inventor to generate the solid models.  Students will be tasked with projects to imitate a real-world work environment and develop critical thinking skills. Students will be introduced into the basics of prototyping processes. 2 hours lecture/2 hours lab.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of EGR 101 or current enrollment in CAD 110
    Note(s): N/A



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    CAD 180 - Solid Modeling II

    3



    Course Description:  

    This course is designed to introduce complex solid geometry using sweeps, curves, planes and several other available options. Bottom Up and Top Down Assembly features will be used for applicable design projects. Hardware assembly for fasteners will be introduced. Sheet Metal Layout, Mold Designs and Finite Element Analysis are some areas to be introduced. Assembly animations and simulations will be used to enhance project evaluations and function. Students will be tasked with projects to imitate a real-world work environment and develop critical thinking skills. Students will create working prototypes of their projects. (2 hours lecture/2 hours lab)
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CAD 169
    Note(s): N/A




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    CAD 205 - Geometric Dimensioning And Tolerancing

    3

    Course Description: This course covers most of the geometric dimensioning controls used on mechanical engineering drawings. There will be introduced industrially accepted dimensioning and tolerancing concepts as they affect engineering, production and quality control processes to provide economic and technical advantages.  The ANSI standards for dimensioning and tolerances will be used to discuss principles of datum referencing symbology, tolerances of position, form and runout functional gauging conventional dimensioning techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CAD 130
    Note(s): N/A



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    CAD 220 - PCB/Electro Mechanical Layout

    3



    Course Description:  

    This course will teach industrial practices used to generate an electrical drawing package. The industrial standards ASME are applied to the generation of several types of electronic drawings: Mechanical Detail, Sub-Assembly, Assembly, Schematic, Cable, Connection Diagram, Parts List and Wiring List. This course will also provide the basic information and experience necessary to layout double-sided and multi-layered printed circuit boards. Students will employ state-of-the-art computer-aided design software packages. 2 hours lecture/2 hours lab
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CAD 227 and CAD 180
    Note(s): Open to CAD students.




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    CAD 225 - Solid Modeling III

    3



    Course Description:  

    This will be a project oriented course where the students will simulate engineering projects using advanced features studied in CAD 180. Students will employ state-of-the-art computer-aided design software packages such as SolidWorks and Inventor to generate the solid models as well as the latest ANSI standards for technical drawing. The students will develop working prototypes of their projects.2 hours lecture/2 hours lab
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CAD 130, CAD 180 and CAD 169
    Note(s): N/A




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    CAD 227 - Advanced CAD Applications

    3



    Course Description:  

    This course will focus on advanced CAD features. Enhanced software from AutoDesk and Architectural Desktop will be used as the primary design software. Advanced project/design management techniques will also be introduced using Microsoft Office Applications. Students will be required to apply these features to their engineering discipline, work on the development of projects and build working prototypes of such projects. 2 hours lecture/2 hours lab
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CAD 110 and CAD 169
    Note(s): N/A




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    CAD 228 - Practicum In CAD Technology

    3

    Course Description: This capstone course will simulate an industrial design environment where CAD drafters and designers work on team projects, communicate verbally and in writing with peers, superiors, and clients or vendors and develop and practice collaborative and intra/interpersonal skills. Included is a comprehensive project in which the students interact with the CAD faculty instructors in the process of developing various segments of the project in which students develop complete sets of working drawings and assemblies to industrial dimensioning and fabrication standards, and document and prepare materials for presentations to colleagues, and superiors. The students will use the knowledge acquired in solid modeling and engineering graphics courses, they also will be responsible for developing working prototypes of their projects. 2 hours lecture/4 hours lab
    Prerequisite(s): Completion CAD 225 and CAD 227
    Note(s): N/A



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    CAD 230 - Architectural CAD

    3



    Course Description:  

    This course provides students with an introduction into 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and modeling with a focus on construction and architecture-specific applications. Students will learn how to use industry-leading CAD software programs to develop architectural working drawings for residential or commercial structures. Topics in the course include walls, doors, windows, stairs, roofs, annotation, symbols, elevations, column layouts, ceiling rids and model viewing.  Previous knowledge of 2D AutoCAD drawing and editing commands is required. 2 hours lecture/2 hours lab
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CAD 227 and CAD 130 or CAD 101
    Note(s): N/A




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    CAD 270 - Design for Manufacturing

    3



    Course Description:  

    This course will study the major principles for designing a quality, cost-efficient product by creating designs that employ the best cost and manufacturing processes. Topics include design for manufacturing, design for assembly, process selection in manufacturing, inspection planning, concurrent engineering product re-engineering, quality management. The focus is on engineering designs and system approaches that affect cost quality, cycle time, and maintainability.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CAD 110 and CAD 169
    Note(s): N/A




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Computer Applications

  
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    CAP 100 - Computer Essentials

    3

    Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with basic technical skills in word processing, spreadsheets and PowerPoint using Microsoft Office 2007 software. Students will also learn keyboarding skills, computer concepts, Windows XP, navigating the Internet and communicating by e-mail. There will be a strong study skills component throughout the course. In addition, students will learn the following: communication skills, organizational skills, team contribution and leadership, critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, information and resource management and self-directed and continuous learning. These skills will be acquired through a project-based learner-centered environment. Students will also develop a portfolio showcasing their skills, abilities and accomplishments.


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    CAP 101 - Computer Applications

    3



    Course Description: Computer Applications provides the general knowledge and skills needed to operate computers for academic, professional, and personal use with an introduction to the major software tools: word processing, spreadsheets, data management, and presentation graphics. This course also covers computer concepts, managing and storing files, and utilization of Internet resources. 

     
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099; and placement above or concurrent enrollment in Math Module 5.
    Note(s): N/A




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    CAP 103 - Computers for Technology

    3

    Course Description: Computer for Technology provides the general knowledge and skills needed to operate computers for academic, professional, and personal use with an introduction to the major software tools: word processing, spreadsheets, data management, and presentation graphics. This course also covers computer concepts, managing and storing files, and utilization of Internet resources. 
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80.
    Note(s): N/A



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    CAP 154 - Word Processing Applications

    3

    Course Description: Students learn how to produce a variety of documents and reports using the computer industry’s leading word processing software. Covers fundamental through advanced-level word processing concepts and techniques, with an emphasis on editing, formatting and layout. Students taking this course should have a basic familiarity with PCs and a basic proficiency with keyboard (touch typing skill not required).
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of BUS 105 or CAP 101.


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    CAP 155 - Spreadsheet Applications

    3

    Course Description: Spreadsheet Applications provides students and professionals with advanced spreadsheet tools to help solve complex problems. Through demonstration and hands-on computer exercises, students apply advanced problem solving tools to capture, display, manipulate and analyze data in such areas as budgeting, loan analysis, and business graphics.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CAP 101
    Corequisite(s): MAT 070 or completion of Modules 1-8 in Preparation for College Math
    Note(s): Specific configurations of hardware and software may vary by campus.



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    CAP 156 - Database Applications

    3

    Course Description: Through demonstration and hands-on computer exercises, students are introduced to relational database concepts. Using Microsoft Access, students will create databases and then learn to extract and present information through the use of queries, forms, and reports. Students will also learn to create and use macros and modules.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CAP 101.


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    CAP 158 - Introduction to Video Games

    3

    Course Description: Learn about video game technology and the processes by which they are created. Topics include storyline, fundamental building blocks, game play, graphics and user interface models. The course is for artists, programmers, gamers, designers, or anyone wanting to know more about the technologies and skills that make up their favorite video games. Information on how to break into the video games industry, multiplayer/tournament gaming, and human computer interaction is also covered.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 099.


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Computer Science

  
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    CSC 101 - Introduction To Computer Science

    4

    Course Description: Introduction to programming using Visual Basic, an object oriented/event-driven language. The course emphasizes planning and then creating interactive Windows applications. Projects will include the use of dialogue boxes and toolbox objects such as label, textbox, checkbox, listbox, command button, frame, and picturebox. The coding of procedures and functions will incorporate standard programming techniques such as declaring variables, implementing loops and decision constructs.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and eligible for Math Module 82.
    General Education Elective(s): General Education


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    CSC 151 - Programming I

    4

    Course Description: In this course, the fundamental constructs of a programming language will be explored in concepts such as: memory, algorithms, data types, operators, simple input/output processing, sequential processing, decision structures, repetition, functions, arrays, and pointers. Course content will be delivered using the C++ programming language.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and eligible for MAT 290 or completion of CSC 101 with a C or better and eligible for Math Module 82.


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    CSC 156 - Operating Systems Basics and Security

    3

    Course Description: This course provides students with the elementary knowledge necessary to navigate, administer, and secure the Linux operating system. The way in which the Linux and Windows operating systems perform tasks will be compared and contrasted to facilitate the learning of operating system and security concepts. Topics discussed in this course include: file system management and utilities; access control; mail facility; pipes, redirection and filters; text editor utilities; permissions; basic shell scripts and process management. Students will install, manage, and secure the Linux environment through hands-on exercises and course projects.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in CSC 101, CSC 151, or NST 165.


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    CSC 170 - Digital Forensics I

    3

    Formerly Computer Forensic I

    Course Description: This course introduces students to several areas in the field of digital forensics. Students will learn the principles, procedures, and techniques used in digital crime investigation. Through an introduction to basic legal concepts and evidentiary procedures for investigating criminal activity involving computers and other digital devices, students in this Digital Forensics course explore the practical application of law and legal procedures in the digital age.  Students will write reports and prepare digital evidence to assure admissibility in court.

     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101 with a C- or better.


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    CSC 188 - Introduction to Computer Security

    3

    Course Description: This course covers the fundamentals of computer systems security.  A student who successfully completes this course will be able to describe basic security concepts, controls, mechanism, and analysis techniques.  A student who successfully completes this course will also be able to identify and describe the fundamental security concepts including:  security policies, access control models, vulnerabilities, and threat models, and apply them to basic security controls and tools including: firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, and monitoring tools through hands-on exercises and projects.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and completion of CSC 101 and CSC 156, both with a C or better.


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    CSC 202 - Computer Organization/Assembly Language

    4

    Formerly CSC 201

    Course Description: An introduction to binary and hexadecimal number systems, machine language and machine architecture. Assembly language topics include the assembly process, arithmetic, comparison, addressing modes, input/output , branching, repetition, procedures.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 102; and completion of CSC 252 with a C or better.
    Note(s): N/A



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    CSC 252 - Programming II

    4

    Course Description: This programming course emphasizes object-oriented design. Topics include class construction, data abstraction, inheritance, overloading, overriding, exceptions, encapsulation, static classes and polymorphism. Students use an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to create applications in Java.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 102; and completion of CSC 151 with a C or better.


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    CSC 255 - Programming III

    4

    Formerly CSC 253

    Course Description: This course emphasizes advanced object-oriented programming (OOP) concepts in Java C++ including interfaces, exception handling, event handlers, graphics classes, graphical user interface, and multithreading.  OOP concepts and development in Java and C++ will be compared.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 102; and completion of CSC 252 with a C or better.
    Note(s): N/A



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    CSC 258 - Data Structures

    4

    Formerly CSC 257

    Course Description: An introduction to data structures and algorithms. Topics include lists, stacks, queues, trees,  graphs, and sorting, searching and hashing algorithms.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 102; and completion of CSC 255 with a C or better and eligible for MAT 290.
    Note(s): N/A



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    CSC 272 - Digital Forensics II

    3

    Formerly Computer Forensics II

    Course Description: This course continues the study of Digital Forensics with emphasis on the tools used by investigators to acquire and analyze data.  Through hands-on laboratory exercises, students will learn how to use computer forensics software and other tools while working with both Windows and Linux operating systems.  Students will examine the digital forensic information as it relates to both civil and criminal investigations. 

     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of CSC 170 with a C or better.


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    CSC 273 - Digital Forensics III

    3

    Course Description: In this course, students study the methods and software and hardware tools used to retrieve data from mobile phones.  Topics include the retrieval and examination of hidden and deleted data, including SMS messages and emails, as well as the hand-held body itself and the memory cards used with these devices.   Additionally, introductory concepts of network forensics will be presented with emphasis on understanding network traffic and various ways information regarding that traffic can be gathered.

     
    Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment or completion of CSC 272 with a C or better.


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    CSC 289 - Secure Programming

    3

    Course Description: This course covers the fundamentals of software vulnerabilities and secure programming concepts.  A student who successfully completes this course will be able to describe software vulnerabilities, apply secure coding practices, perform vulnerability analysis, and perform software security testing.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 102; and completion of CSC 188 and CSC 252, both with a C or better.


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    CSC 290 - Information Assurance

    3

    Course Description: This course covers the fundamentals of secure use, processing, storage, and transmission of information.  A student who successfully completes this course will be able to describe, deploy, and configure basic cryptography, risk management, security controls, compliance, and incident response.  The student will also be able to identify and apply the three concepts of information security: confidentiality, integrity, and availability through hands-on exercises and projects.
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 102; and concurrent enrollment in or completion of CSC 258, CSC 289, and MAT 290, all with a C or better.


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Computer, Software and Network Technology

  
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    ITC 281 - Computer Network Security I

    3



    Formerly NST 281

    Course Description: This course will emphasize cybersecurity operations network principles, apply these concepts to computer networks, and amplify the theory with hands-on configuring and simulation of real world security problems.  Topics include monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing and responding to security incidents. Defense tools including security incident detection, correlation and management will be discussed in depth.  Employability skills such as problem solving, teamwork, communication techniques and critical thinking are integrated throughout the course. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of NST 181
    Note(s): N/A




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    ITC 282 - Computer Network Security II

    3



    Formerly NST 282

    Course Description: This course is a continuation of NST 281, with added emphasis on the configuration and use of secure networks. Topics such as intrusion detection and prevention, firewalls, access control lists, securing routers and switches are discussed.  Laboratory exercises will be an integral part of this course.  Employability skills such as problem solving, teamwork, communication and critical thinking are woven into the course work. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ITC 281 or NST 281
    Note(s): N/A




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    NST 101 - Principles of Electric Circuits

    4

    Course Description: An introductory course in electricity/electronics. DC/AC circuit analysis, units of measurement, electrical components, concepts of voltage, current, impedance, and power, energy and relationships between them are covered. Also covered are Ohm’s Law; Kirchhoff’s laws; series and parallel circuits; Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, Superposition; and resonance. Employability skills, such as problem solving, teamwork, communication, and others are practiced. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or current enrollment in TMA 095, or TMA 075, or MAT 080, or completion of modules 1-12 in Preparation for College Math, or placement above MAT 080.


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    NST 111 - Digital Systems Fundamentals

    3

    Course Description: This course introduces combinational and sequential logic circuits, decoders, multiplexers, ripple counters and synchronous counters. Analog-to-digital converters are also studied. Computer software is used to design, verify and implement digital systems at the gate level. Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language (VHDL) is used extensively throughout the course. A project is required that gives students the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in the design of digital systems. Employability skills, such as problem solving, teamwork, communication, and critical thinking are integrated into the coursework. 2 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80.


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    NST 121 - Computer Systems Fundamentals

    4



    Course Description: This course provides a strong foundation in the core fundamentals of basic computer architecture and operating systems. The relationships between hardware and operating systems, as well as computing environments such as virtualization and cloud, will be explored. Concepts are reinforced through exercises and hands on labs. Students will also learn fundamental Linux system administration. (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ITC 101.
    Note(s): N/A




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    NST 181 - Networking I

    3



    Course Description: This is an introductory networking course which addresses basic ideas of data communication networks including topologies, administration, security, and data communication concepts. Hands-on experience will include configuration of Cisco network equipment. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

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




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    NST 221 - Embedded Computer Systems

    4

    Course Description: The course covers the architectures of various PICs and microcontrollers, CPUs, registers, addressing modes, parallel and serial I/O. The course emphasizes working with embedded operating systems, device drivers and system communication. The students will learn to tailor embedded operating systems for specific embedded applications, use simple communication protocols including device drivers to connect the microcontroller to a system and to design embedded systems. Laboratory projects will provide students with hands-on work to reflect real-world applications. Employability skills, such as problem solving teamwork, communication, and critical thinking are integrated into the coursework. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of NST 165 and NST 171.


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    NST 231 - Networking II

    3



    Course Description: This course teaches the concepts of IP data network routing and switch.  Initial router configuration, Network Operating System Software management, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP, and access control lists (ACLs) are covered to provide a comprehensive understanding of the networking environment.  Employability skills such as problem solving, teamwork, communication and critical thinking are integrated into the course work. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of NST 181
    Note(s): N/A




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    NST 235 - Advanced Networking

    4



    Course Description: This course provides advanced level understanding of network technology with emphasis on network security concepts. It will cover security aspects and techniques of routing protocols, switch security techniques, and security related configuration of wireless networks. Security methods at all layers of the OSI model will be discussed.  Methods to increase the availability and resilience of networks including Spanning Tree protocol and dynamic routing will be demonstrated and practiced.  A variety of WAN technologies will be discussed.  Techniques for monitoring network including SNMP, syslog and NetFlow will be examined.   The course will also cover network architectures for borderless networks, data centers and collaboration systems.  (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of NST 231 or approval from instructor
    Note(s): N/A




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    NST 250 - CSNT Capstone Project

    4

    Course Description: This course requires students to integrate principles, theories, and methods learned in courses required throughout the CSNT Program. Students creatively analyze, synthesize, and evaluate learned knowledge in a project having a professional focus and communicate the results of the project effectively at a professional entry level. The course culminates with the actual construction and demonstration of the project. Design teams report progress to the design supervisor periodically. Students are required to write a technical paper, orally present it, and generate a technical manual for the project. Employability skills, such as problem solving, teamwork, communication, and critical thinking are integrated into the coursework. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of NST 165, NST 171, or NST 241; or department permission.


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    NST 260 - Electric Circuits Theory I

    3



    Course Description: This course is designed to identify terminal characteristics of ideal elements; Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws, Equivalent resistance, voltage and current division with a primary focus on Network topology, independent variables, mesh and nodal analysis with matrix methods; Definition and consequences of linearity; Superposition theorem; Concept of excitation and response; Passive and active equivalent circuits; Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems; Ideal inductance and capacitance and volt-ampere characteristics. Concepts will be identified such as; Second-order transients of RLC circuits, natural frequencies and the complex-frequency s-plane and introduction to matrices and their use in circuit analysis. 

     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of MAT 291 Calculus II for Science and PHY 172 Physics for Engineering &Science II and Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MAT 292 Calculus III for Engineering and NST 101 Principle of Electric Circuits
    Note(s): N/A




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    NST 261 - Electric Circuits Theory II

    3



    Course Description: This course is designed to explore the sinusoidal forcing function, complex numbers, phasors, sinusoidal steady-state conditions, impedance, average real power, reactive power and rms values, exponential forcing function, poles and zeros in the s-plane, concept of the system function and its use in determining the forced response and resonance, reactance cancellation and concept of s-plane vectors. The course also covers Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, superposition, reciprocity, and maximum power in the frequency domain, impedance and admittance. Introduction to matrices and their use in circuit analysis, magnetic coupling, mutual inductance, and ideal transformer. The course includes four lab sessions, which familiarize students with equipment and demonstrate the concepts in the course. 

     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of NST 260 Electric Circuits Theory I and MAT 292 Calculus III for Science and completion of or concurrent enrollment in MAT 298 Differential Equations
    Note(s): N/A




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Criminal Justice

  
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    CRJ 100 - Law and Order

    3



    Course Description: Every society has both formal and informal means of requiring people to follow its rules.  This course examines the criminal justice system and other mechanisms we rely on in the United States to discourage people from engaging in socially unacceptable behavior.  Current events and related topics will be used to explore the role and impact of public attitudes, political forces, and social institutions on maintaining order in a diverse society.

     

     
    Corequisite(s): ENG 092
    Note(s): N/A




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    CRJ 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

    3

    Course Description: 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.
    Note(s): N/A



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    CRJ 112 - Criminal Law

    3

    Course Description: 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.
    Note(s): N/A



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    CRJ 121 - Contemporary Policing

    3



    Course Description: This course examines contemporary issues facing 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 philosophies and approaches in addressing crime and quality of life issues.  

     
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
    Note(s): N/A




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    CRJ 122 - Juvenile Justice Process

    3

    Course Description: 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.
    Note(s): N/A



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    CRJ 123 - Terrorism and Homeland Security

    3



    Course Description: This course explores the nature of terrorism and places it in a geographical, political, sociological & historical context with an emphasis that’s both descriptive and analytical. The course will also highlight prevention efforts designed to combat terrorism and analyze current states of national responses and readiness, the USA Patriot Act and the development of the Department of Homeland Security.

     
    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
    Note(s): N/A




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    CRJ 131 - Constitutional Law

    3

    Course Description: 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.
    Note(s): N/A



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    CRJ 151 - Interpersonal Communications In Criminal Justice

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

     
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101.
    Note(s): N/A




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    CRJ 152 - Criminal Evidence And Court Procedure

    3



    Course Description: This course presents the law and rules of evidence as they apply to  criminal prosecutions.

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




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    CRJ 153 - Law, Justice and Society

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    Course Description: This interdisciplinary course explores the social, political, and economic factors that influence the creation, implementation, and enforcement of laws in our society. Students gain valuable insights and experience through required service learning.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101.
    General Education Elective(s): Social Science
    Note(s): N/A



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