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Course Descriptions


 

The numbers in parentheses listed following the course description, Semester Hours:  (3 - 3 - 0), are explained below:

  • The first digit is the number of semester credit hours for the course.
  • The second digit is the number of lecture hours per week in a regular 16 week semester.
  • The third digit is the number of laboratory/clinical/internship/practicum hours per week in a regular 16 week semester.

Hours met per week are based on semester-length classes; courses of shorter semesters during such as flex classes, will meet for more hours per week for equivalency.

 
  
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    ENVR 1302 - Environmental Science II Lecture


    Prerequisites: CHEM 1311 or CHEM 1411, and GEOL 1403

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    General interest course requiring minimum, previous science background, and relating scientific knowledge to problems involving energy and the environment.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 03.0103.52 01

  
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    ESLA 0310 - Speaking/Listening I


    Prerequisites: Placement test or approval by instructor.

    This is a beginning level course to develop listening and speaking skills in speakers of languages other than English and prepares them to understand and express oneself orally in an English-speaking society. Students will be made aware of the sounds, intonations and rhythm of American English.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3-0)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    ESLA 0311 - Writing I


    Prerequisites: Placement test or approval by instructor.

    This beginning course develops basic grammar skills, spelling, punctuation, and sentence forms to assist non-native speakers of American English in constructing sentences.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.54 12

  
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    ESLA 0312 - Grammar I


    Prerequisites: Placement test or approval by instructor.

    Students learn basic grammar structures appropriate for beginning students. ESOL 0311 is recommended as a companion course.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3-0)

    CIP: 32.0108.57 12

  
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    ESLA 0313 - Reading I


    Prerequisites: Placement test or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on academic reading and vocabulary building. Students learn to identify the main idea, context clues, word order, pronoun reference and signal words. They also preview, predict, understand and draw conclusions, scan, and summarize. Students also interpret diagrams, charts, and other visual content.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.56 12

  
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    ESLA 0320 - Speaking/Listening II


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0310, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on conversational and listening skills. Students learn to understand speakers at a normal rate of speech on a variety of topics. As students begin to use the sound, intonation, and rhythm of American English correctly, they will gain greater confidence and independence in the language.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3-0)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    ESLA 0321 - Writing II


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0311, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course further develops the students’ basic writing skills at the sentence level. In addition, it focuses on spelling, punctuation, basic grammar, and word order. Students construct simple and compound sentences and learn to write narratives, simple descriptions of situations, personal histories and everyday activities.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.54 12

  
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    ESLA 0322 - Grammar II


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0312, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on helping students to understand and produce basic grammar structures such as nouns, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, verb tenses, and some modal auxiliaries. Additionally, study could include compound sentences and adverb clauses.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.57 12

  
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    ESLA 0323 - Reading II


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0313, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on academic reading and vocabulary building. Students learn to identify the main idea, context clues, word order, pronoun reference and signal words. They also preview, predict, understand and draw conclusions, scan, and summarize. Students also interpret diagrams, charts, and other visual content.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3 - 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.56 12

  
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    ESLA 0330 - Speaking/Listening III


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0320, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course helps students to develop the ability to listen and communicate in a range of social and academic situations. Class activities include listening to real-world sources from the internet, TV, and radio. Students narrate and describe events and situations; participate in group discussions on various topics; enhance vocabulary; and improve their pronunciation, stress, and intonation of spoken American English.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    ESLA 0331 - Writing III


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0321, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on helping students to use the writing process, including prewriting strategies such as brainstorming and mapping. They will organize information in a logical sequence, narrow the subject, formulate topic sentences and construct original paragraphs with supporting details and a conclusion. They will also use editing and revising strategies.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.54 12

  
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    ESLA 0332 - Grammar III


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0322, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on helping students to understand and produce basic grammar structures such as nouns, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, verb tenses and some modal auxiliaries. Additionally, study could include compound and complex sentence such as adverb and adjective clauses.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.57 12

  
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    ESLA 0333 - Reading III


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0323, placement test, or approval by instructor

    This course focuses on academic reading and vocabulary building. Students learn to identify the main idea, context clues, word order, pronoun reference and signal words. They also read a variety of texts to preview, predict, understand and draw conclusions, make inferences, scan, and summarize. Students also interpret diagrams, charts, and other visual content.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 32.0108.56 12

  
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    ESLA 0340 - Speaking/Listening IV


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0330, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on developing students’ skills necessary to listen and communicate in a range of social and academic situations. Class activities include listening to real-world sources from the internet, TV, radio, and college lectures. They also give short presentations and participate in group discussions on various topics. Students also improve their pronunciation, stress, and intonation of spoken American English.

    Semester Hours: (3-3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    ESLA 0341 - Writing IV


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0331, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on helping students to use the writing process, including prewriting strategies (brainstorming and mapping), organizing information, editing and revising; producing original paragraphs and/or essays that include a strong topic sentence for a paragraph or thesis for an essay with parallel structure, complex sentences with subordination, a series of coordinated and coherent paragraphs and a conclusion that supports the topic sentence or thesis.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 32.0108.54 12

  
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    ESLA 0342 - Grammar IV


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0332, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    Students will review pronouns, verb tenses, and modal auxiliaries. In addition, students will study adverbial, adjective and noun clauses; gerunds and infinitives; and passive voice.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.57 12

  
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    ESLA 0343 - Reading IV


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0333, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course helps students develop academic reading and build vocabulary. Students learn to more effectively identify the main idea, context clues, word order, and pronoun reference and signal words. They also read a variety of texts to preview, predict, understand and draw conclusions, make inferences, scan, paraphrase, distinguish fact and opinion, and summarize.

    Completion of ESLA 0343 with a grade of “C” or better is equivalent to READ 0301.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 32.0108,56 12

  
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    ESOL 0314 - Pronunciation


    This course focuses on the production of comprehensible oral language. Students listen to native speaker models in an attempt to produce spoken English that is reasonably easy to understand. A language laboratory provides opportunities for contrast study with the student’s native language.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    ESOL 0324 - Pronunciation


    This course focuses on improving students’ oral intelligibility. Students receive practice with English vowel and consonant sounds, stress, and intonation. Course work includes listening comprehension exercise and dictation.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    ESOL 0334 - Pronunciation


    Prerequisites: Placement exam or departmental approval for enrollment

    Focuses on improving student’s oral intelligibility. Students receive practice with English vowel and consonant sounds, stress and intonation. Coursework includes listening comprehension and dictation.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    FIRS 1301 - Firefighter Certification I


    Prerequisites: All applicants must be able to do what is expected of a basic firefighter, lifting heavy loads , climbing fire department ladders, performing in confined space. All applicants must be able to complete all required testing in the allotted time for each test. No additional technology is allowed in classroom or testing locations Department approval and concurrent enrollment in FIRS 1429

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course is an introduction to firefighter safety and development. Topics to be included are Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) rules and regulations, firefighter safety, fire science, personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, and reports and records as they pertain to the fire service. This is the first in a series of courses designed for certification as a basic structural firefighter in Texas.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-2)

    CIP: 43.0203

  
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    FIRS 1319 - Firefighter Certification IV


    Corequisites: FIRS 1407, FIRS 1413, FIRS 1423, FIRS 1433

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    This course is the study of equipment, tactics, and procedures used in forcible entry, ventilation, salvage, and overhaul. This is the fourth in a series of courses designed for certification as a basic firefighter in Texas. All applicants must be able to do what is expected of a basic firefighter, lifting heavy loads, climbing fire department ladders, performing in confined space. All applicants must be able to complete all required testing in the allotted time for each test. No additional technology is allowed in classroom or testing locations.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 43.0203

  
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    FIRS 1407 - Firefighter Certification II


    Corequisites: FIRS 1319, FIRS 1413, FIRS 1423, FIRS 1433

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course is the study of basic principles and skill development In handling fire service hose and ladders. Topics included in this block are basic building construction, distribution system of water supply, emergency service communications, procedures, and equipment. This is the second in a series of courses designed for certification as a basic structural firefighter in Texas. All applicants must be able to do what is expected of a basic firefighter, lifting heavy loads, climbing fire department ladders, performing in confined space. All applicants must be able to complete all required testing in the allotted time for each test. No additional technology is allowed in classroom or testing locations.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-4)

    CIP: 43.0203

  
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    FIRS 1413 - Firefighter Certification III


    Corequisites: FIRS 1319, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1423, FIRS 1433

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    This course is designed to identify the general principles of fire apparatus. In addition, pump operations, fire streams, and public operations will be covered. This is the third in a series of courses designed for certification as a basic firefighter certification in Texas. All applicants must be able to do what is expected of a basic firefighter, lifting heavy loads, climbing fire department ladders, performing in confined space. All applicants must be able to complete all required testing in the allotted time for each test. No additional technology is allowed in classroom or testing locations. Applicant will need department approval.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 43.0203

  
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    FIRS 1423 - Firefighter Certification V


    Corequisites: FIRS 1319,FIRS 1407, FIRS 1413, FIRS 1433

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    This course is the study of ropes and knots, rescue procedures and techniques, and hazardous materials. This is the fifth in a series of courses designed for certification as a basic firefighter in Texas. All applicants must be able to do what is expected of a basic firefighter, lifting heavy loads, climbing fire department ladders, performing in confined space. All applicants must be able to complete all required testing in the allotted time for each test. No additional technology is allowed in classroom or testing locations. Department approval.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-4)

    CIP: 43.0203

  
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    FIRS 1429 - Firefighter Certification VI


    Prerequisites: All applicants must be able to do what is expected of a basic firefighter, lifting heavy loads, climbing fire department ladders, performing in confined space. All applicants must be able to complete all required testing in the allotted time for each test. No additional technology is allowed in classroom or testing locations. Departmental approval and concurrent enrollment in FIRS 1301.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    This course is the study of fire inspection techniques and practices, public transportation, and fire cause and determination. Other topics included in this course are fire protection systems, wild land fire, and pre-incident planning. This is the sixth course in a series of courses designed for certification as a basic structural firefighter in Texas.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-0)

    CIP: 43.0203

  
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    FIRS 1433 - Firefighter Certification VII


    Special Fees: $550.00
    Corequisites: FIRS 1319, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1413, FIRS 1423

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    This course is an in-depth study and practice of simulated emergency operations and hands-on live fire training exercises. Also included are incident command procedures and combined operations using proper extinguishing methods with an emphasis on safety. This is the seventh and last course in series designed for certification as a basic structural firefighter in Texas. All applicants must be able to do what is expected of a basic firefighter, lifting heavy loads, climbing fire department ladders, performing in confined space. All applicants must be able to complete all required testing in the allotted time for each test. No additional technology is allowed in classroom or testing locations. Department approval.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 43.0203

  
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    FIRT 1301 - Fundamentals of Fire Protection


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course is the study of philosophy, history, and fundamentals of public and private fire protection. Topics include statistics of fire and property loss, agencies involved in public and private fire protection, legislative development, departmental organization, training, and staffing.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0202

  
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    FIRT 1303 - Fire and Arson Investigation I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course is an in-depth study of basic fire and arson investigation practices in the fire service. The emphasis will be placed on fire behavior and principles of fire arson investigation as it applies to fire cause and determination.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0201

  
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    FIRT 1307 - Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections


    This course is the study of local building and fire preventions codes. The emphasis is placed on inspection, practices, and procedures. Other areas that will be looked at are the life safety code, development of in-depth inspection practices, use of records, and building design as it applies to inspections.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0201

  
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    FIRT 1309 - Fire Administration I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course is an introduction to the organization and management of a fire department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. The emphasis will be placed on fire service leadership from the perspective of the company officer.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0202

  
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    FIRT 1315 - Hazardous Materials I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course is the study of chemical characteristics and behavior of various chemicals as they pertain to hazardous materials. Topics include storage, transportations, handling of hazardous emergency situations, and he most effective methods of hazard mitigations.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0201

  
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    FIRT 1319 - Firefighter Health and Safety


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course will be a study of firefighter occupational health and safety issues in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Topics to be covered include Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards as they apply to the firefighting career field.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0201

  
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    FIRT 1327 - Building Construction in the Fire Service


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course is the exploration of building construction and design as it is related to the spread of fire and suppression in various structures. Examination of potential hazards resulting from construction practices and materials will be covered.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0201

  
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    FIRT 1329 - Building Codes and Construction


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course is an examination of building codes and requirements, construction types, and building materials. Additional topics include walls, flooring foundations, roofs, various types of loads, and the dangers associated with each area.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0201

  
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    FIRT 1333 - Fire Chemistry I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This is the introduction to the chemical nature and properties of inorganic compounds as related to the fire service. Topics will include fundamental laws of chemistry, states of matter, gas laws, chemical bonding, and thermodynamics with applications to various industrial processes

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0201

  
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    FIRT 1338 - Fire Protection Systems


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course is the study of fire detection, alarm, and extinguishing systems. The student will also study the required standard for water supply, special extinguishing, systems, rating organizations, and underwriting agencies.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0201

  
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    FIRT 1345 - Hazardous Materials II


    Prerequisites: FIRT 1315

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This continuation of hazardous materials study will look in-depth at the mitigation practices and techniques to effectively control hazardous material spills and leaks

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0201

  
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    FIRT 1349 - Fire Administration II


    Prerequisites: FIRT 1309

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course is an in-depth study of fire service management as it pertains to budgetary requirements, administration, organization of divisions within the fire service, and the relationship between the fire service and outside agencies.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0202

  
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    FIRT 1353 - Legal Aspects of Fire Protection


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course will study the rights, duties, liability concerns, and responsibilities of public fire protection agencies while performing their assigned duties

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0202

  
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    FIRT 1391 - Special Topics in Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician


    Prerequisites: Approval of Program coordinator

    The topics to be addressed are recently identified current events, skill, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0201

  
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    FIRT 2309 - Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I


    Analysis of the nature of fire problems and selection of initial strategies and tactics including an in-depth study of efficient and effective use of manpower and equipment to mitigate the emergency.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0202

  
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    FIRT 2319 - Fire Chemistry II


    Prerequisites: FIRT 1333

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This is the continuation of fire chemistry I. The student will be introduced to the chemistry of carbon compounds as related to the fire service with primary emphasis on the hydrocarbons. Additional topics will include alcohols, phenols, halogen compounds, and ethers with application to various industrial processes.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0201

  
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    FIRT 2331 - Tactics and Strategies II


    Prerequisites: FIRT 2309

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course is designed to culminate training from a series of fire protection courses that have provide training in fire fundamentals, hazardous materials, legal aspects, and fire protection systems as well as chemistry, English, and Speech. The emphasis will be on the use of incident command in large scale command problems and other specialized fire problems as well as generalized firefighting tactics

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0202

  
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    FIRT 2333 - Fire and Arson Investigation II


    Prerequisites: FIRT 1303

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course is a continuation of FIRT 1303 Fire and Arson Investigation I. Topics that will be studied will include reports, courtroom demeanor, and expert witnesses. This course is the Capstone course for the fire and arson degree option

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 43.0201

  
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    FLMC 2310 - Film-Style Production


    Prerequisites: RTVB 1421

    Writing, directing, and producing film-style productions. Students will produce one or more short films.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 50.0601

  
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    FREN 1300 - Beginning Conversational French I


    For beginning students whose goal is to learn to communicate orally in French. Students will develop speaking, listening skills, and cultural awareness.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0901.54 13

  
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    FREN 1310 - Beginning Conversational French II


    Prerequisites: FREN 1300, departmental approval, or placement exam.

    For beginning students whose main goal is to learn to communicate in French. This is a continuation of FREN 1300.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0901.54 13

  
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    FREN 1411 - Elementary French I


    Introductory course that presents the fundamentals of the French language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Language lab is required.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 16.0901.51 13

  
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    FREN 1412 - Elementary French II


    Prerequisites: FREN 1411, departmental approval, or placement exam.

    Introductory course that presents the fundamentals of the French language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This course is a continuation of FREN 1411. A language lab is required.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 16.0901.51 13

  
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    FREN 2311 - Intermediate French I


    Prerequisites: FREN 1412, departmental approval, or placement exam.

    This course is a continuation of Fren1412. It provides additional development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Short literary selections are introduced in a context of French culture and civilization.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0901.52 13

  
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    FREN 2312 - Intermediate French II


    Prerequisites: FREN 2311, departmental approval, or placement exam.

    This course is a continuation of FREN 2311. It provides additional development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Short literary selections are introduced in a context of French culture and literature.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0901.52 13

  
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    GEOG 1171 - Physical Geography Laboratory


    Prerequisites: GEOG 1301, or concurrent enrollment

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    This laboratory course includes exercises in meteorology, climate, topographic maps, soils (profiles, classification, and distribution), vegetation (biome classification and distribution), and landform analysis.

    Unique Need Course: Check with your transfer institution to verify acceptance of courses.

    Semester Hours: (1 -0- 3)

    CIP: 45.0799.71 25

  
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    GEOG 1301 - Physical Geography


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    Introduction to the concepts which provide a foundation for continued study of geography. Includes the different elements of natural environment as related to human activities and map concepts with an emphasis on physical geography.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0701.51 25

  
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    GEOG 1302 - Cultural Geography


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Introduction to the study of culture and the patterns of human organization and distribution.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0701.51 25

  
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    GEOG 1303 - World Regional Geography


    Study major world regions with emphasis on prevailing conditions and developments, including emerging conditions and trends, and the awareness of diversity of ideas and practices to be found in those regions. Course content may include one or more regions.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0701.53 25

  
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    GEOG 1304 - Geography of Middle America


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Study of the Middle America region with emphasis on prevailing conditions and developments, including emerging conditions and trends, and the awareness of diversity of ideas and practices to be found in that region.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0701.53 25

  
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    GEOG 1305 - Geography of North America


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Study of the North America region with emphasis on prevailing conditions and developments, including emerging conditions and trends, and the awareness of diversity of ideas and practices to be found in that region.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0701.53 25

  
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    GEOG 2312 - Economic Geography and Global Issues


    Cross-Listed With: ECON 2311

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    This course examines the history and theory of international trade and global economic development. Economic, social, cultural, and political issues which impact the global economy and basic human welfare are studied.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.0701.52 25

  
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    GEOG 2389 - Academic Cooperative


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on experience in geography. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of human social behavior and/or social institutions.

    Semester Hours: (3-1-8)

    CIP: 45.0101.51 25

  
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    GEOG 2470 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of vector geographic information systems (GIS). Studies include the nomenclature of cartography and geography. In the laboratory, students will study methods of geographic data collection, including global positioning system (GPS) entry, storage, retrieval, and output.

    Unique Need Course: Check with your transfer institution to verify acceptance of courses.

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 3)

    CIP: 45.0799.73 25

  
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    GEOL 1104 - Historical Geology Laboratory


    Prerequisites: GEOL 1304, GEOL 1301, GEOL 1305, GEOL 1345, or GEOL 1403 or concurrent enrollment

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Laboratory work in this course includes the study of rocks, fossils, stratigraphic principles, geographic maps and geologic maps.

    Semester Hours: (1-0-3)

    CIP: 40.0601.54 03

  
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    GEOL 1301 - Earth Sciences Lecture I


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Topics include the nature of the earth as revealed by geology, astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, and other related physical sciences. Some laboratory experiences or field trips may be included.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0601.51 03

  
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    GEOL 1302 - Earth Sciences II (lecture)


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Survey of physical and historical geology, astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, and related sciences.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0601.51 03

  
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    GEOL 1303 - Physical Geology (lecture)


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    Principles of physical and historical geology. Study of the earth’s composition, structure, and internal and external processes. Includes the geologic history of the earth and the evolution of life.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0601.54 03

  
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    GEOL 1304 - Historical Geology Lecture


    Prerequisites: GEOL 1301 or GEOL 1401 or GEOL 1403

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    This course focuses on the origin and evolution of the earth through geologic time, emphasizing organic evolution and plate tectonics. Occasional field trips may be arranged.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0601.54 03

  
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    GEOL 1305 - Environmental Geology Lecture


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    A study of current environmental problems from a geologic perspective. Topics include natural geological hazards (e.g., volcanism, earthquakes, mass movements, flooding) and the impact of human activity (e.g., urban development, agriculture, dam construction, fossil fuel consumption, waste disposal) on the geological environment.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 03.0103.53 01

  
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    GEOL 1345 - Oceanography


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    This course is an introduction to the basic biological, chemical, geological, hydrological, and physical features and processes of the oceans, including origin, evolution, uses, and resources. Some laboratory experiences may be included.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0601.51 03

  
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    GEOL 1347 - Meteorology


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    This course is an introduction to the nature of the Earth’s atmosphere, weather, and climate. Topics include atmospheric composition, structure and circulation, air temperature, heat transfer, humidity, cloud formation, weather fronts, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 40.0601.51 03

  
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    GEOL 1403 - Physical Geology


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    This course is an introduction to the nature and properties of rocks and minerals; processes by which they are formed, altered, and transported; and the nature and development of the landscape. Laboratory work includes the study of minerals, rocks, and topographic and geologic maps. Occasional field trips may be arranged.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 40.0601.54 03

  
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    GERM 1300 - Beginning Conversational German I


    For beginning students whose goal is to learn to communicate orally in German. Students will develop speaking, listening skills, and cultural awareness.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0501.54 13

  
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    GERM 1310 - Beginning Conversational German II


    Prerequisites: GERM 1300 or departmental approval

    For beginning students whose goal is to learn to communicate orally in German. Students will develop speaking, listening skills, and cultural awareness. This is a continuation of GERM 1300. Language lab is available.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0501.54 13

  
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    GERM 1411 - Elementary German I


    Introductory course that presents the fundamentals of the German language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Language lab is required.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 16.0501.51 13

  
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    GERM 1412 - Elementary German II


    Prerequisites: GERM 1411 or departmental approval

    Introductory course that presents the fundamentals of the German language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Language lab is required. This course is a continuation of GERM 1411.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 16.0501.51 13

  
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    GERM 2311 - Intermediate German I


    Prerequisites: GERM 1412 or departmental approval

    This course is a continuation of GERM 1412. It provides additional development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Short literary selections are introduced in a context of German culture and history. Language lab is available

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0501.52 13

  
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    GERM 2312 - Intermediate German II


    Prerequisites: GERM 2311 or departmental approval

    This course is a continuation of GERM 2311. It provides additional development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Short literary selections are introduced in a context of German culture and history.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0501.52 13

  
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    GERS 1301 - Introduction to Gerontology


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Overview of the social, psychological, and biological changes that accompany aging, and the implications of these changes for the individual, as well as for the larger society.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 30.1101

  
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    GERS 1341 - Directing Activities in Long Term Care Environments


    This course focuses on the role of the activity director in long-term facilities. Topics include the assessment of client needs, the development of plans of care, the design of programs using therapeutic recreation techniques and the supervision of recreation personnel. This is a speech intensive (SI) course. This course is offered as a blended course.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

  
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    GERS 1342 - Aging and Mental Health


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Introduction and analysis of current knowledge and concerns related to psychological aging. Includes the theoretical and empirical foundations relevant to the psychological study of the later part of the life span. The course is taught from an interdisciplinary perspective and focuses on topics related to perceptual, cognitive, personality, and interpersonal social development. Examination of issues related to psychological adjustment and death and dying.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 30.1101

  
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    GERS 1345 - Programs and Policies for Older Adults


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Identifies the public policies and the resulting programs and services designed to address issues related to aging. Emphasis on maintaining independent living in the community for the elderly.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 19.0702

  
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    GERS 1351 - Sociology of Aging


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Impact of aging on the larger society. Includes responses of various social institutions to the aged as well as the impact of an aging population on those institutions. Emphasizes the changing roles of the aged and the cultural attitudes toward the elderly.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-3)

    CIP: 30.1101

  
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    GERS 1391 - Special Topics in Gerontological Services


    This course examines the customs, taboos, and historical changes relating to American funeral rites. In addition, the following topics are covered: the role of family structure, social class, religion, ethnicity, health care, and technological changes. This course may also be taken as an internet course.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 19.0702

  
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    GERS 2330 - Issues of Long Term Care


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Exploration of current information regarding a variety of long-term care settings for the elderly.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 19.0702

  
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    GERS 2331 - Contemporary Issues in Aging


    This course focuses on current issues impacting the aged. The emphasis is on locating and applying the most current research, highlighting the problems, and identifying resources related to the local region. This course is offered as an Internet course.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

  
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    GERS 2333 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Aging


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Exploration of the legal and ethical issues that families must consider as family members age. Emphasis on advocacy for the elderly in providing legal and financial well-being as well as knowledge regarding the access of social and medical programs for the elderly.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 19.0702

  
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    GERS 2366 - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Adult Development and Aging


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student

    Semester Hours: (3-0-21)

    CIP: 19.0702

  
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    GISC 1125 - Concepts and Careers in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


    This course is an introduction to basic geographic information systems (GIS) operations, including file management and data transfer. Students will also learn about the ways in which GIS is used in different fields including business, government, and scientific analysis. Presentations will be made about career possibilities by GIS professionals.

    Semester Hours: (1-1-0)

    CIP: 45.0702

  
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    GISC 1191 - Special Topics in Cartography


    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor or program advisor

    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.

    Semester Hours: (1-1-0)

    CIP: 45.0702

  
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    GISC 1291 - Special Topics in Cartography


    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor or program advisor

    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.

    Semester Hours: (2-2-1)

    CIP: 45.0702

  
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    GISC 1391 - Special Topics in Cartography


    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor or program advisor

    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 45.0702

  
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    GISC 1411 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


    Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor or Program Advisor

    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of vector geographic information systems (GIS). Studies include the nomenclature of cartography and geography.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 45.0702

  
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    GISC 1421 - Introduction to Raster-Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


    Prerequisites: GISC 1411 or GEOG 2470 or consent of Instructor

    This course focuses on the history, principles, and applications of raster imagery. In the laboratory, students will acquire and process satellite images and photographs and merge raster images with vector data.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 45.0702

  
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    GISC 1491 - Special Topics in Cartography


    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor or program advisor

    Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 45.0702

  
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    GISC 2131 - Advanced Problems in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


    Prerequisites: Approval of instructor or Program advisor

    This is a seminar course designed for the final semester of a degree or certificate in geographic information systems (GIS). Projects will include individual and group studies of GIS applications using the skills acquired in previous courses. The student will produce a professional project and present the results to a panel consisting of peers, instructors, or practicing GIS professionals. The instructor will serve as a guide to the student in the completion of the projects.

    Semester Hours: (1-1-0)

    CIP: 45.0702

  
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    GISC 2264 - Practicum in Cartography


    Prerequisites: Consent of program advisor

    This course provides practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the students general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be for pay or no pay. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.

    Semester Hours: (2-0-20)

    CIP: 45.0702

  
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    GISC 2401 - Data Acquisition and Analysis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


    Prerequisites: GISC 1411 or GEOG 2470 or Consent of Instructor

    This course is a study of management of geographic information, system life-cycles, and costs and benefits. Topics of study include institutional issues such as data providers, data management, combination of attribute and graphical data, information storage and access, Texas and national standards for spatial data, and applications of GIS for data modeling and analysis.

    Semester Hours: (4 -3- 3)

    CIP: 45.0702

  
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    GISC 2411 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications


    Prerequisites: (GISC 1411 or GEOG 2470) and (GISC 2420 or GEOG 2472) and CPMT 1303, or Consent of Instructor

    This course applies GIS technology to real workplace applications from public and private sectors. Completion of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) fieldwork is required for lab exercises.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 45.0702

  
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    GISC 2420 - Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


    Prerequisites: GISC 1411 or GEOG 2470, or Consent of Instructor

    This course focuses on the study of spatial data structures and the display, manipulation, and analysis of geographic information. Students will study the technical aspects involved in spatial data handling, analysis, and modeling. Instruction will include theories and procedures associated with the implementation and management of GIS projects. A variety of GIS software packages will be used in the laboratory.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 45.0702

  
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    GISC 2435 - Programming for Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


    Prerequisites: (GISC 1411 or GEOG 2470) and (GISC 2420 or GEOG 2472 or GISC 2401 or GEOG 2474) and CPMT 1303 or Consent of Instructor

    This course focuses on the use of Visual Basic to customize and expand the capability of geographic information systems (GIS) applications. Students will design their own graphical user interface (GUI) and complete the production of a fully operational GIS extension.

    Semester Hours: (4-3-3)

    CIP: 45.0702

  
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    GOVT 2301 - American/Texas: National and State


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Origin and development of the U.S. and Texas constitutions, structure and powers of national, state and local government including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, and federalism.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 45.1002.51 25

 

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