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2017-2018 Catalog 
    
    Jun 06, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Music: Applied Lessons

  
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    MUA 164 - Percussion Instrument II


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 165 - Electric Guitar II


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 166 - Classical Guitar II


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 167 - Bass Guitar II


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 168 - Piano II


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 169 - Voice II


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 211 - Woodwind Instrument III


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 212 - Brass Instrument III


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 213 - String Instrument III


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 214 - Percussion Instrument III


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 215 - Electric Guitar III


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 216 - Classical Guitar III


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 217 - Bass Guitar III


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 218 - Piano III


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 219 - Voice III


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 221 - Woodwind Instrument III


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 222 - Brass Instrument III


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 223 - String Instrument III


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 224 - Percussion Instrument III


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 225 - Electric Guitar III


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 226 - Classical Guitar III


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 227 - Bass Guitar III


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 228 - Piano III


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 229 - Voice III


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 251 - Woodwind Instrument IV


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 252 - Brass Instrument IV


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 253 - String Instrument IV


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 254 - Percussion Instrument IV


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 255 - Electric Guitar IV


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 256 - Classical Guitar IV


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 257 - Bass Guitar IV


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 258 - Piano IV


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 261 - Woodwind Instrument IV


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 262 - Brass Instrument IV


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 263 - String Instrument IV


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 264 - Percussion Instrument IV


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 265 - Electric Guitar IV


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 266 - Classical Guitar IV


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 267 - Bass Guitar IV


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 268 - Piano IV


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 279 - Voice IV


    (1 Credit)
    One half-hour lesson and one half-hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 6 contact hours and a total of 6 hours of required practice.

  
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    MUA 289 - Voice IV


    (2 Credits)
    One hour lesson and one hour practice time each week. Course fee required. Total of 12 contact hours and a total of 12 hours of required practice.


Nursing

  
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    NUR 111 - Introduction to Practical Nursing

    Prerequisite: BIO 203 , BIO 204 , PSY 101  and ENG 101 
    (4 Credits)
    This course provides the foundation for the practical nursing program. The role of the practical nurse in using the nursing process to meet human needs is explored. Basic assessment and intervention skills, dosage calculations, concepts of nutrition, and beginning documentation are stressed. In order to progress in the Nursing Program, a grade of 75% or above must be achieved on all exams and a 75% or above must be attained on all course requirements. A grade of 90% or above must be attained on a dosage calculations exam in this course. Classroom, skills lab, and clinical experiences. Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours lecture, 27 hours of laboratory, 10 hours of simulation exercises, and 10 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 112 - Care of Human Needs

    Prerequisite: NUR 111  and BIO 204 .
    (6 Credits)
    This course focuses on the care of patients with biological need interferences. Mobility, infection control, hygiene, and other activities of daily living are stressed. In order to progress in the Nursing Program, a grade of 75% or above must be achieved on all exams and a 75% or above must be attained on all course requirements. A grade of 90% or above must be attained on a dosage calculations exam in this course. Classroom, skills lab, and clinical experience. Laboratory fee required. Total of 68 hours of lecture, 20 hours of laboratory, 10 hours of simulation exercises, and 48 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 113 - Practical Nursing Through the Lifespan I

    Prerequisite: NUR 112 .
    (6 Credits)
    This course focuses on human needs and need interferences in women and children. Growth and development concepts are explored. Clinical experiences in maternity and pediatrics are provided. In order to progress in the Nursing Program, a grade of 75% or above must be achieved on all exams and a 75% or above must be attained on all course requirements. A grade of 90% or above must be attained on a dosage calculations exam in this course. Laboratory fee required. Total of 72 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory, 38 hours of simulation exercises, and 19 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 114 - Practical Nursing Through the Lifespan II

    Prerequisite: NUR 113 .
    (6 Credits)
    This course focuses on the needs, problems, and nursing care of patients with mental health-illness, social interference, and medical/surgical issues. Communication, mobility, infection control, hygiene, therapeutic (medication or as ordered by the physician), and other activities of daily living are stressed. In order to progress in the Nursing Program, a grade of 75% or above must be achieved on all exams and a 75% or above must be attained on all course requirements. A grade of 90% or above must be attained on a dosage calculations exam in this course. Classroom, skills lab, and clinical experiences. Laboratory fee required. Total of 68 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory, 16 hours of simulation exercises, and 64 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 115 - Practical Nursing Through The Lifespan III

    Prerequisite: NUR 114 .
    (6 Credits)
    This course focuses on the needs, problems, and nursing care of patients with medical/surgical issues and gerontological nursing issues. Essentials of nursing leadership and management are also incorporated into the course. Experiences in the acute care (medical/surgical units) and long term care facilities are provided. In order to progress in the Nursing Program, a grade of 75% or above must be achieved on all exams and a 75% or above must be attained on all course requirements. A grade of 90% or above must be attained on a dosage calculations exam in this course. Classroom, skills lab, and clinical experiences. Laboratory fee required. Total of 68 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory, 16 hours of simulation exercises, and 64 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 116 - Foundations of Nursing I

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program-see admission criteria, BIO 203  and BIO 204  or concurrent enrollment.
    Corequisite: NUR 117 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course assists students in acquiring the basic knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors needed for the delivery of comprehensive nursing care. Emphasis is placed on readying the student to begin clinical experiences. Use of the nursing process in skills labs provides the student with a variety of simulated patient care experiences. At the completion of this course, students will automatically progress to NUR 117. Grades earned in NUR 116 will be combined with the grades earned in NUR 117  to determine the final grade for both courses. No credits will be awarded until both courses are successfully completed. Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    NUR 117 - Foundations of Nursing II


    Corequisite: NUR 116 .
    (6 Credits)
    This course is a sequence to NUR 116  and continues to assist students in acquiring the basic knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors needed for the delivery of comprehensive nursing care. The nursing skills lab and a variety of acute care settings are utilized for the clinical component. In order to progress in the Nursing Program, a combined course grade of 75% or above must be achieved on all exams and a 75% or above must be attained on all course requirements. A grade of 90% or above must be attained on a dosage calculations exam in this course. Laboratory fee required. Total of 59 hours of lecture, 18 hours of laboratory, 2 hours of simulation exercises, and 101 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 121 - Certified Nursing/Geriatric Assistant

    Prerequisite: ENG 098  and MAT 098 .
    (7 Credits)
    This course prepares the student to effectively implement the nursing care plan for client populations with health alterations while utilizing professional standards of practice. Content includes disease processes, systems review, nutrition, and infection control. Community facilities provide settings for clinical experience that is focused on skill competencies. Laboratory fee required. Total of 70 hours of lecture, 30 hours of laboratory, and 60 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 122 - Medicine Aide

    Prerequisite: ENG 099  and MAT 099 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course is designed for the geriatric nursing assistant with one year experience (2000 hours) in a state of Maryland comprehensive care facility or an extended care facility within the last three years. Course work includes medical pharmacokinetics, mechanism of action, indication and dosage, preparation and administration, and interactions. The lab experiences focus on clinical skills competencies. Laboratory fee required. Total of 30 hours of lecture, 7 hours of laboratory, and 39 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 126 - Nursing Care of Women and Infants

    Prerequisite:   and   or NUR 195 .
    (4 Credits)
    The unifying principle of this course is that the family is the unit of care. The health of the pregnant woman is followed from adolescence through adulthood. The developing infant from conception through the neonatal period is integrated throughout this course. In order to progress in the Nursing Program, a grade of 75% or above must be achieved on all exams and a 75% or above must be attained on all course requirements. A grade of 90% or above must be attained on a dosage calculations exam in this course. Laboratory fee is required. Total of 44 hours of lecture, 13 hours of simulation exercises, and 48 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 127 - Nursing Care of Children

    Prerequisite: NUR 116 , NUR 117 .
    (4 Credits)
    The unifying principle of this course is that the family is the unit of care. Acute and chronic issues of children from birth through adolescence are addressed within a family perspective. Growth and development are integrated throughout this course. A variety of acute care and community health settings are utilized for the clinical component. In order to progress in the Nursing Program, a grade of 75% or above must be achieved on all exams and a 75% or above must be attained on all course requirements. A grade of 90% or above must be attained on a dosage calculations exam in this course. Laboratory fee required. Total of 46 hours of lecture, 18 hours of simulation exercises, and 32 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 195 - Paramedic to RN Transition

    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program – see admission criteria;   , and  .
    (8 Credits)
    The Paramedic to RN Transition course prepares the qualified Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic to enter the HCC registered nursing program with advanced standing.  Building on emergency and acute care knowledge, this program assists the paramedic with the transition to the role of the registe4red nurse.  Information from current RN courses (NUR 116, 117, 127, 229, 230, 231) is presented in a condensed format.  Emphasis is placed on the role of the registered nurse in the care of clients with selected health care needs on various levels of the health care continuum.  The nursing process and critical thinking are used to guide the acquisition of nursing knowledge and the performance of therapeutic nursing interventions and client teaching.  Clinical and laboratory experiences are planned to provide students with opportunities to apply theory and practice to the role of the registered nursing student under the supervision of nursing faculty.  Laboratory fee required. Total of 98 hours of lecture, 24 hours of laboratory and 60 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 224 - Pharmacology for Nursing Practice

    Prerequisite: NUR 116  and NUR 117  or NUR 195 , or completion of the NUR 116 /NUR 117  challenge exam for transition students, and BIO 205  or concurrent enrollment.
    (2 Credits)
    This is a hybrid course that provides information on a variety of drugs that students need to know in order to administer drugs safely. Major drug categories associated with body systems will be reviewed. Students will learn about drug pharmacokinetics, dosage, preparation, administration and interactions. Particular emphasis will be on the use of the nursing process when providing care to patients receiving medications. A grade of 75% or above must be achieved on all exams and a 75% or above must be attained on all course requirements. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    NUR 226 - Behavioral Health Nursing

    Prerequisite: NUR 127  and NUR 229   or NUR 195 .
    (4 Credits)
    This is a hybrid course that assists the student in acquiring the basic knowledge and skills needed to provide care to clients with behavioral health problems. Principles and concepts of behavioral health nursing, therapeutic communication techniques, and use of the nursing process to plan care will be discussed. Clinical practice occurs in a variety of acute and community based settings. In order to progress in the Nursing Program, a grade of 75% or above must be achieved on all exams and a 75% or above must be attained on all course requirements. A grade of 90% or above must be attained on a dosage calculations exam in this course. Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture, 13 hours of simulation exercises, and 41 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 228 - Contemporary Trends in Nursing And Leadership

    Prerequisite: NUR 126  and NUR 226  or NUR 195 .
    (2 Credits)
    This seminar course is designed for the pre-licensure student to analyze the role of the professional nurse as a leader in the profession and health care delivery. The course will focus on nursing leaders as vanguards of the profession and the role of the nurse leader in the health care delivery systems. Basic theoretical concepts will be examined using the nursing process as a framework. This course is offered as a hybrid and online. A grade of 75% or above must be attained in this course. Course fee required. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    NUR 229 - Nursing Care of the Acute and Chronically Ill Adult I

    Prerequisite: NUR 116  and NUR 117 .
    (4 Credits)
    This course prepares the student to acquire the advanced knowledge and skills needed to provide care to adults with acute and chronic alterations in wellness. Emphasis will be placed on use of the nursing process when providing care to clients with acute and chronic medical-surgical issues. Clinical practice occurs in a variety of acute and community based settings. In order to progress in the Nursing Program, a grade of 75% or above must be achieved on all exams and a 75% or above must be attained on all course requirements. A grade of 90% or above must be attained on a dosage calculations exam in this course. Laboratory fee required. Total of 40 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory, 15 hours of simulation exercises, and 55 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 230 - Nursing Care of the Acute and Chronically Ill Adult II

    Prerequisite: NUR 126  and NUR 226 .
    (4 Credits)
    This is a hybrid course and is a sequence to NUR 229 . Additional emphasis will be placed on preparing students to assume greater responsibility for organizing, managing, and delivering care to a larger group of clients. In order to progress in the Nursing Program, a grade of 75% or above must be achieved on all exams and a 75% or above must be attained on all course requirements. A grade of 90% or above must be attained on a dosage calculations exam in this course. Laboratory fee required. Total of 41 hours of lecture, 18 hours of simulation exercises, and 52 hours of clinical.

  
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    NUR 231 - Nursing Care of the Acute and Chronically Ill Adult III

    Prerequisite: NUR 230 .
    (4 Credits)
    This is a hybrid course and is a sequence to NUR 230 . Additional emphasis will be placed on preparing students to assume an even greater responsibility for organizing, managing, and delivering care to clients with life threatening situations or complex health problems. Complex critical care concepts and advanced technical skills are introduced. Focus moves from maintenance and promotion of health to utilization of emergency measures, monitoring devices and life-support equipment. Clinical experiences are provided in a capstone clinical at regional facilities. In order to progress in the Nursing Program, a grade of 75% or above must be achieved on all exams and a 75% or above must be attained on all course requirements. A grade of 90% or above must be attained on a dosage calculations exam in this course. Laboratory fee required. Total of 38 hours of lecture, 22 hours of simulation exercises, and 60 hours of clinical.


Paralegal Studies

  
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    PLS 101 - Introduction to Paralegal Studies


    (3 Credits)
    This course helps students develop a basic knowledge of the paralegal profession. Topics include: the role of the paralegal in the legal field; the American court system; the American legislative system; researching and interpreting the law; and several areas of specialized legal study such as real estate law, wills and estates, business organizations, civil litigation, and criminal litigation. This course also stresses ethics as well as attitudes, skills and behaviors required in a professional setting. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    PLS 102 - Legal Research

    Prerequisite: PLS 101  and ENG 101  or concurrent registration.
    (3 Credits)
    This course introduces students to various legal research sources such as codes, case law, digests, encyclopedias, etc. Instruction is provided in the use of books and computer-aided research. The “briefing” of cases and the use of proper citations are stressed. This course also stresses ethics as well as attitudes, skills and behaviors required in a professional setting. Total 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    PLS 103 - Legal Writing and Documents

    Prerequisite: PLS 102 .
    (3 Credits)
    Students practice various forms of legal writing including legal correspondence, memoranda, pleadings, and other legal documents. Legal terminology, document form and content, and use of citations are emphasized. Legal research skills are enhanced in this course. This course also stresses ethics as well as attitudes, skills and behaviors required in a professional setting. Offered as a web-based course.

  
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    PLS 104 - Principles of Litigation

    Prerequisite: PLS 101 , PLS 105  recommended
    (3 Credits)
    This course provides students with a working knowledge of interviewing and investigative techniques, pleadings practice, discovery techniques, pretrial preparation, and court proceedings. Emphasis is given to the paralegal’s role in assisting the attorney in the different stages of the litigation process. This course also stresses ethics as well as attitudes, skills and behaviors required in a professional setting. Total 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    PLS 105 - Contracts and Torts

    Prerequisite: PLS 101  or concurrent registration.
    (3 Credits)
    This course provides students with a foundation in the substantive legal principles of tort law and contract law. Students learn the elements of various tort actions, the damages recoverable, and the defenses available. Students also study the formation of contracts, the elements of breach of contract actions, and the remedies available in and the defenses to such actions. This course also stresses ethics as well as attitudes, skills and behaviors required in a professional setting. Total 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    PLS 202 - Criminal Law and Procedure for Paralegal Studies

    Prerequisite: PLS 101 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course is a study of the principles of criminal law, and reviews the constitutional implications of criminal procedure in a changing society.  Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions which impact the procedural aspects of policing, the judicial and correctional functions will be reviewed in the context of the needs of a paralegal in a traditional law practice that engages in defense of those accused of crimes. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    PLS 203 - Domestic Relations

    Prerequisite: PLS 101  or concurrent registration.
    (3 Credits)
    This course examines domestic relations law and practice in Maryland. The rights of the parties as to custody, visitation, support, alimony, and marital property; the preparation and conduct of divorce; and related proceedings are explored. The paralegal’s role in assisting counsel in fact finding and preparation of documents and pleadings is emphasized. This course also stresses ethics as well as attitudes, skills and behaviors required in a professional setting. Total 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    PLS 207 - Real Estate Law

    Prerequisite: PLS 101  or concurrent registration.
    (3 Credits)
    This is a practice-oriented course examining the role of the paralegal in routine real estate transactions. It encompasses lease and sales contract requirements, title work, mortgage financing, the preparation of settlement statements and documents, and the coordination of closings. This course also stresses ethics as well as attitudes, skills and behaviors required in a professional setting. Offered as a hybrid course.

  
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    PLS 269 - Internship I


    (3 Credits)
    See “Academic Policies ” section of current HCC Catalog for internship guidelines.

  
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    PLS 270 - Internship II


    (3 Credits)
    See “Academic Policies ” section of current HCC Catalog for internship guidelines.


Pharmacy Technician

  
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    PHR 101 - Introduction to Pharmacy Technician

    Prerequisite: MAT 098  and ENG 100 
    (3 Credits)
    This course provides a history of pharmacy, laws pertaining to pharmacy, drug characteristics, preparation, dispensing, inventory and information systems, along with, pharmacy references, and other topics pertaining to the operation of a pharmacy and career pathways.  Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    PHR 102 - Pharmaceutical Calculation

    Prerequisite: MAT 098  and ENG 100 
    (3 Credits)
    This course introduces common calculations that are used in pharmacy practice to accurately perform dosage calculations for solid and liquid medications and IV solutions in order to assure patients’ safety. The topics covered in the course include unit conversions, ratio and proportion, percent solutions, dosing and business calculations. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    PHR 103 - Pharmacy Practice: Dispensing Non-Sterile Applications

    Prerequisite: MAT 098  and ENG 100  and authorization of the Program Coordinator.
    (3 Credits)
    This course introduces best practices of receiving prescriptions and medication orders, dispensing, counting, labeling, dispensing and non-sterile compounding of medications in a hands-on environment.  Total of 30 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    PHR 107 - Professionalism, Law and Ethics

    Prerequisite: ENG 100 
    (3 Credits)
    This course will prepare students for entry into the profession of pharmacy as a pharmacy technician by concentrating on four central areas of practice: professionalism, communication skills, ethics and law, with a major concentration on pharmacy law and scope of practice. Not only will the course enable and prepare students for national certification as a pharmacy technician, but also give them the tools necessary to work responsibly within their chosen career. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    PHR 110 - Pharmacology and Therapeutics

    Prerequisite: BIO 116 .
    (5 Credits)
    This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge of common drugs, both brand and generic names, used in pharmacy settings, as well as place major drugs into correct therapeutic categories, identify their uses, routes of administration, and formulations. The student will also be able to identify the basic interactions of chemicals on living organisms relating to major body systems; additionally, bacterial infections, fungal infections, and viral infections and associated therapeutic agents will be reviewed.   Total of 75 hours of lecture.

  
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    PHR 112 - Pharmacy Practice: Sterile Medication Preparation

    Prerequisite: PHR 102  (previously or concurrently).
    (3 Credits)
    This advanced pharmacy technique course includes sterile technique and IV preparations, infection control, and safe handling of hazardous medications. Focus will be on understanding techniques used in both institutional and retail practice.  Total of 30 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    PHR 113 - Pharmacy Operations and Trends


    (3 Credits)
    This course covers the major issues, trends, and concepts in contemporary pharmacy practice. Topics include operational guidelines, pharmacy information systems, drug delivery systems, requirements of medication orders and prescriptions, understanding formularies, third-party billing, and claims adjudication. A focus will be placed on professionalism in pharmacy practice and working with others both within and outside of the pharmacy to process patient prescriptions and medication orders.  Total of 30 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    PHR 269 - Pharmacy Practicum

    Prerequisite: PHR 110 PHR 112  and PHR 113 .
    (3 Credits)
    This capstone course requires students to work 180 uncompensated hours in various pharmacy settings including both retail and institutional operations to critically analyze their pharmacy experience.  Total of 180 hours of experiential/clinical.


Philosophy

  
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    PHL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy

    Prerequisite: ENG 101 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course is an introduction to the methods, problems, and major ontologies contained within the discipline of philosophy. Philosophies of science, history, art, and religion are also considered. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    PHL 103 - Ethics


    (3 Credits)
    This course is a presentation and critique of ethical theories. These theories are applied to analysis of the moral content of contemporary issues such as abortion and capital punishment. Total of 45 hours of lecture.


Phlebotomy

  
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    PLB 105 - Phlebotomy

    Prerequisite: MAP 102  and MAP 110 
    (3 Credits)
    This course prepares students with the fundamentals of phlebotomy. Both theory and hands-on experience are provided. Course content includes the history of phlebotomy, basic anatomy and physiology, infection control, venipuncture techniques, dermal punctures, venipuncture complications, legal and regulatory issues, and non-blood specimen collections. Phlebotomy techniques will be performed on fellow students as well as artificial venipuncture arms. Medical scrubs are required. Course fee required. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all required MAP courses prior to registering for this course. Total of 30 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    PLB 106 - Phlebotomy Clinical Externship

    Prerequisite: MAP 110 , MAP 102 , and PLB 105 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course allows students to work in a CLIA-approved laboratory setting and function under the direct supervision of a phlebotomist. If students do not complete the phlebotomy course (PLB 105 ) in the semester immediately preceding their enrollment in the phlebotomy externship course (PLB 106), they must complete the Phlebotomy Pre-Externship Review course (PLB 107 ) prior to enrolling in PLB 106. The externship is one hundred twenty (120) uncompensated hours in length during a five-week period. Students are required to perform a minimum of 125 successful venipunctures and, if allowed by the lab, several dermal punctures. Phlebotomy competencies will be evaluated by a phlebotomy preceptor(s) and under the direction of a member of the Division of Health Sciences. Before permission to register for the course will be granted, the student is required to attend an informational session and to submit required documentation (immunizations, criminal background check, etc.) to the Division of Health Sciences. In addition, a mandatory orientation meeting is scheduled prior to semester start. Student placements at externship sites are determined by the Division of Health Sciences and can only be modified at the discretion of the Division. Externship sites are located throughout the tri-state area (MD, WV, and PA) - they are not limited to Washington County alone. Travel may be required to approved externship sites. Externship hours are scheduled during the day, typically early morning hours, Monday thru Friday. A uniform or medical scrubs may be required. Course fee required. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all required MAP and PLB courses prior to registering for this course. Total of 120 hours of clinical.

  
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    PLB 107 - Phlebotomy Pre-Externship Review

    Prerequisite: PLB 105 .
    (1 Credit)
    This course reviews the fundamentals of phlebotomy for students who do not complete their externship (PLB 106 ) in the semester immediately following their phlebotomy class (PLB 105 ). Course content includes review of venipuncture techniques, equipment, infection control, professionalism in the workplace, and legal and regulatory issues. Phlebotomy techniques will be performed on artificial venipuncture arms with clinical competency assessed. Medical scrubs are required. Course fee required. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better to proceed to externship, PLB 106. Total of 15 contact hours.


Physical Education

  
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    PED 127 - Aikido


    (1 Credit)
    Two hours each week. Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 132 - Yoga: Beginning


    (1 Credit)
    Two hours each week. Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 133 - Yoga: Intermediate

    Prerequisite: PED 132 .
    (1 Credit)
    Two hours each week. Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 134 - Yoga: Advanced

    Prerequisite: PED 133 .
    (1 Credit)
    Two hours each week. Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 139 - Fitness Walking


    (1 Credit)
    Two hours each week. Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 141 - Strength Training: Beginning


    (1 Credit)
    Two hours each week. Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 142 - Strength Training: Intermediate

    Prerequisite: PED 141 .
    (1 Credit)
    Two hours each week. Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 143 - Strength Training: Advanced

    Prerequisite: PED 142 .
    (1 Credit)
    Two hours each week. Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 144 - Jogging


    (1 Credit)
    Two hours each week. Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 161 - Aerobic Workout I


    (1 Credit)
    Two hours each week. Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 162 - Aerobic Workout II

    Prerequisite: PED 161 .
    (1 Credit)
    Two hours each week. Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 170 - Individual Assessment: Beginning


    (1 Credit)
    Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 171 - Individual Assessment: Intermediate

    Prerequisite: PED 170 .
    (1 Credit)
    Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 172 - Individual Assessment: Advanced

    Prerequisite: PED 171 .
    (1 Credit)
    Course fee required. Total 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 198 - Fundamental Fitness and Motor Skills


    (1 Credit)
    This course examines primary movement skills, developmentally appropriate fitness activities, and the relationship of movement and fitness to individual health. This course is a requirement for the Elementary AAT degree program. Course fee required. Total of 30 contact hours.

  
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    PED 201 - Introductory Analysis of Physical Education


    (3 Credits)
    This course introduces students to the professional aspects of the field. It includes an historical overview and the role of physical education in our present society. It acquaints students with professional organizations and literature and previews career possibilities and qualifications for work in the field. 45 contact hours.

  
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    PED 214 - Teaching Individual and Dual Sports


    (3 Credits)
    This course prepares future teachers of physical education to teach individual and dual sports. Emphasis is on teaching approaches to lifetime activities and the development and implementation of lesson plans. 45 contact hours.

 

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