Feb 27, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Other Courses

  
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    STU 116 - Contemporary Issues in Technology: Appropriate Use of Social Media


    (1 Credit)
    This course will explore the development and maintenance of a professional online social media presence. Other topics will include appropriate usage of online communication (wikis, blogs, web pages), plagiarism/copyright laws, online research and utilization of the Maryland Workforce Exchange. Total of 15 contact hours.


Accounting

  
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    ACC 101 - Principles of Accounting I

    Prerequisite: MAT 098 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course presents accounting principles and their applications to various businesses. Topics include analysis and recording of transactions through the preparation of financial statements. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ACC 102 - Principles of Accounting II

    Prerequisite: ACC 101 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course is a continuation of ACC 101  with emphasis on the application to corporations and the study of financial analysis. It also includes an introduction to cost and managerial accounting. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ACC 103 - Basic Accounting


    (3 Credits)
    This course provides an orientation to the field of accounting and basic accounting fundamentals. Topics include setting up and maintenance of the records required in a sole proprietorship, including journals and ledgers. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ACC 105 - Income Tax Accounting I

    Prerequisite: ACC 101 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course is a study of income tax law and regulations that are applied in the preparation of income tax returns primarily for the individual. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ACC 109 - Computerized Accounting

    Prerequisite: ACC 101 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course will demonstrate the use of commercial accounting software in managing the accounting function of a business. Students will learn to account for purchases, sales, cash receipts and payments, and payroll. The end result will be the generation of financial statements. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ACC 165 - Certified Bookkeeping Preparation

    Prerequisite: ACC 101 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course prepares students to sit in for the Certified Bookkeeper examination through the American Institute for Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ACC 201 - Intermediate Accounting I

    Prerequisite: ACC 102 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course is a more intensive study of the accounting principles introduced in ACC 101 . Topics include the conceptual framework of accounting, balance sheet and income statements, statements of cash flow, receivables, and inventories. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ACC 202 - Intermediate Accounting II

    Prerequisite: ACC 201 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course covers specialized problems in accounting. Topics include debt and equity financing, investments in assets, debt and equity securities, leases, income taxes, employee compensation, earnings per share, and analysis of financial statements. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ACC 205 - Income Tax Accounting II

    Prerequisite: ACC 105 .
    (3 Credits)
    As a continuation of ACC 105 , this course emphasizes the study of income tax law and regulations that are applied in the preparation of individual and business tax returns. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ACC 210 - Managerial Accounting

    Prerequisite: ACC 102 .
    (3 Credits)
    Managerial accounting presents accounting as a system of producing information for use in internally managing a business. This course emphasizes the identification, accumulation, and interpretation of information for planning, controlling, and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Included are the identification and measurement of the cost of producing goods or services and the process to analyze and control these costs. Decision models commonly used in making specific short-term and long-term business decisions are also included, such as cost-volume-profit analysis, product costing systems, and comprehensive budgeting. By completing this course, you should be able to read and understand general financial statements and learn how a business plans and controls operations. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ACC 225 - Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting

    Prerequisite: ACC 202 .
    (3 Credits)
    In this course, students will analyze and apply generally accepted accounting principles established for governmental and non-profit organizations.  These include recording journal entries and preparing financial statements for various governmental and non-profit funds. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ACC 269 - Internship I


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

  
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    ACC 270 - Internship II


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


Administration of Justice

  
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    ADJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice


    (3 Credits)
    This course provides an overview of the history, philosophy, and development of police, courts, and corrections in a democratic society. Identification and operations of local, state, and federal agencies are covered within a criminal justice career orientation. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ADJ 102 - American Law Enforcement


    (3 Credits)
    This course introduces the student to the role of law enforcement in a democratic society. The history and philosophy of law enforcement are examined relative to current innovative practices. Current problems and solutions are offered as well as crime reducing strategies. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ADJ 104 - Corrections in America


    (3 Credits)
    This course introduces students to the field of corrections as it relates to the justice system. The course focuses on the history of corrections and the forms of criminal sanctions at the federal, state, and local levels. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ADJ 108 - Introduction to Homeland Security

    Prerequisite: ENG 099  or placement into ENG 100 
    (3 Credits)
    Introduction to Homeland Security presents a framework for understanding the role of government and the private sector in protecting the homeland from terrorist attack. This course examines terrorism from a historical and global perspective, discusses specific strategies, operations and tactics that can be used to prevent and protect against future attacks. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ADJ 110 - Policing Theory, Practice and Skills


    (9 Credits)
    This course provides a historical look at the development of modern policing both internationally and within the United States, including the Maryland Criminal Justice System; professional discipline; issues of racism and excessive force, and other pressing issues. Recruits learn the practical and physical skills necessary to perform all the generalist law enforcement functions required of a line police officer or deputy sheriff, including safe and proficient use of firearms in law enforcement and the operation of an emergency vehicle under very demanding police patrol conditions per the standards set forth by The Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.  This course is taught through the Police Academy only. Total of 135 contact hours.

  
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    ADJ 200 - Criminal Procedure


    (3 Credits)
    This course examines criminal procedure by exploring the bounds of 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendment protections under the U.S. Constitution and their applications in the administration of justice.  Through a review of landmark Supreme Court decisions and relevant decisions of lower courts at both federal and state levels, we study the rights of the accused and how protection of those rights impacts modern policing.  This course is taught through the Police Academy only.  Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ADJ 201 - Law Enforcement and the Community

    Prerequisite: ADJ 102 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course will study the relationship between police and the community with recommendations for ways of working together to reduce crime. Emphasis is placed on policing in a culturally diverse society. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ADJ 203 - Criminal Law

    Prerequisite: ADJ 101 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course is a study of substantive criminal law as applied to local, state, and federal systems. Court decisions are used to address various sources and types of criminal law. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ADJ 204 - Criminal Investigation

    Prerequisite: ADJ 101 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course is a study of the fundamental principles and procedures employed in the investigation of crime. Emphasis is placed on the investigation of specific crimes, the identification of sources of information, and the procedures necessary for the proper handling of evidence. The course develops a working knowledge of the steps of investigation beginning with the initial security of the crime scene and concluding with the presentation of evidence and proper testimony in court. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ADJ 205 - Forensic Science for Criminal Justice

    Prerequisite: ADJ 101 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course encompasses the principles of recognition, identification, and evaluation of physical evidence through the application of the natural sciences to criminal investigation. Emphasis is placed on the methods and techniques used by crime laboratory and law enforcement personnel while performing crime scene investigations and forensic analyses.  This course is taught through the Police Academy only. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ADJ 206 - Criminal Procedure for Criminal Justice

    Prerequisite: ADJ 101 
    (3 Credits)
    This course examines the constitutional protection and due process afforded to every person arrested in the United States. It provides students with a thorough understanding of the U.S. justice system from the time of arrest through the sentencing of the criminal offender. We will focus on the powers and limitations of the government in its quest to enforce substantive criminal law. Thus, we will seek to understand whether the actions of government officials during the investigation, adjudication, and corrections stages of a criminal case were permissible. Our primary concern will be how the U.S. supreme Court has interpreted the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. constitution and how these interpretations have evolved (and are continuously evolving) in terms of their application in the criminal justice system.  Total of 45 contact hours.

  
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    ADJ 210 - Gangs and Law Enforcement

    Prerequisite: ADJ 101 
    (3 Credits)
    The course critically examines the history, development, and role of gangs.  It considers the role of gangs in criminal behavior and criminal justice system responses to gangs and gang-related behaviors. The course explores the relationship between gangs and other groups of offenders. In addition, it examines the use of traditional theories of crime in explaining gang behavior.  Total of 45 contact hours.

  
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    ADJ 269 - Internship I


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

  
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    ADJ 270 - Internship II


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


Advanced Manufacturing Systems

  
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    ADM 201 - Lean Manufacturing and Quality Assurance

    Prerequisite:  .
    (2 Credits)
    This course teaches students the principles, concepts, techniques, and application of Lean Manufacturing and Quality Assurance in today’s advanced manufacturing and technology-based businesses.  Subjects include 5S (with a focus on Safety, Morale, Extended Equipment Life, and Decreased Downtime and Defects), Six Sigma (using a systematic approach and statistical methods to improve product quality by minimizing variability in a process), Root Cause Analysis (using the 5 Whys strategy), Kaizen (using Continuous Improvement Techniques requiring both conscious and sub-conscious thinking), quality assurance (focusing on techniques used to systematically monitor and evaluate various aspects of a project, service, or facility, to ensure that standards of quality are being met), and internationally agreed standards such as ISO.  Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    ADM 258 - Advanced Motors, Machines, and Devices

    Prerequisite: ELE 110  and ELE 158 .  Concurrent enrollment in ELE 110 is permissible.
    (3 Credits)
    This is an advanced course in the operating principles of machines, mechanical devices and robotics.  Advanced topics such as mechanical devices, servomotors, motor drives, and robotic motion control will be covered with a strong, hands-on training in setup, programming, maintenance and troubleshooting. Course fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ADM 269 - Internship


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


Alternative Energy Technology

  
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    AET 101 - Applied Mathematics for Technology

    Prerequisite: MAT 099 .
    (1 Credit)
    This course is for students in the Alternative Energy Technology certificate program. Applications of the algebraic concepts in MAT 100  will be presented in an online format in parallel with the content of MAT 100  with instruction available in the Learning Support Center. Students in this course may be required to attend the Learning Support Center for additional instruction and problem-solving practice. Total of 15 hours of lecture.

  
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    AET 102 - Introduction to Alternative Energy


    (3 Credits)
    This class will introduce students to the various types of Alternative and Renewable Energy available in today’s global market as well as Energy Efficiency Techniques.  Students will learn the basics about different energy types such as solar, wind, bio fuel, solar thermal, geo thermal, magnetism, pressure and mechanical energy.  Hands-on labs include miniature Wind Turbine Operation, Solar Energy Collection, and Hydro-fuel operation. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    AET 104 - Geo-Thermal Installation

    Prerequisite: AET 101 , AET 102 , INT 105 , INT 107 .
    (3 Credits)
    This class will provide the students with a general knowledge base of Geo-thermal operation, installation and maintenance. Students will learn about the most commonly used designs available today. Students will learn how to evaluate a site to determine which design is best suited for a specific area, along with the pros and cons of selected systems. Students will learn installation safety, procedures, and trade practices common to the industry. Course fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    AET 106 - Photovoltaic Installation

    Prerequisite: AET 102  and ELE 110 .
    (3 Credits)
    This class will provide students with the skills needed to enter the field of solar installation. Students will learn the principles behind photovoltaic design and operation. Students will learn how evaluate a site and specify the components of photovoltaic system. Students will be able to install, startup and test a typical photovoltaic system. Students will be able to trouble-shoot and maintain a typical photovoltaic system. Hands-on labs are included. Course fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    AET 108 - Wind Energy Installation

    Prerequisite: AET 101 , AET 102 , ELE 110 .
    (3 Credits)
    This class will provide students with the skills needed to enter the field of wind turbine installation. Students will learn the principles behind turbine design and operation. Students will learn how evaluate a site and specify the components of wind energy system. Students will be able to install, startup, and test a typical wind energy system. Students will be able to trouble-shoot and maintain a typical wind energy system. Hands-on labs are included. Course fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    AET 240 - AET Capstone Project

    Prerequisite: AET 106  and AET 108  for Solar/Wind students; AET 104  for Geo-Thermal students.
    (1 Credit)
    The capstone course is an opportunity for students to work on a significant project to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes established by the Alternative Energy Technology program of study. Projects require both a paper and a presentation, and the presentation requires both speaking and illustrating the speech in some way - either through props or audiovisual aids. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    AET 269 - AET Internship


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

  
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    AET 270 - AET Internship II


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


American Sign Language

  
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    ASL 101 - Basic Sign Language


    (3 Credits)
    This course requires students to develop proficient receptive and expressive skills, so they may communicate with the deaf community. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ASL 102 - Intermediate Sign Language

    Prerequisite: ASL 101 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course expands upon the basic competencies and proficiencies of communication and cultural analysis that were introduced in ASL 101 . Total of 45 hours of lecture.


Anthropology

  
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    ANT 201 - Cultural Anthropology

    Prerequisite: ENG 100  or placement into ENG 101 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course deals with anthropological concepts and techniques for understanding world cultural similarities and differences. Universal aspects of human experience, including the family, economic, political, and religious systems, are examined in a crosscultural perspective. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ANT 269 - Internship I


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

  
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    ANT 270 - Internship II


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


Art

  
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    ART 101 - Introduction to Visual Arts


    (3 Credits)
    This introduction to the visual arts gives insight into the relationship of art and culture. While this course introduces major styles and artists, it is not strictly an art history course. The course seeks the answer to the question of how one perceives art. The role art has played in the past and how the past informs the ever-changing present is examined. Slides, films, and field trips enrich the experience. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 102 - Two-Dimensional Design


    (3 Credits)
    A foundation course offering fundamentals of design critical to artists, designers, graphic artists, and all interested in knowing how to organize visual information. Through a series of lectures, studio exercises, and home assignments, students gain a working understanding of the Basic Elements, Principles of Design, Color Theory, as well as Concepts and Critical Thinking. By working observationally in a variety of media (e.g. charcoal, graphite, acrylics), increased visual sensitivity broadens creative options. Weekly critiques offer students the opportunity to verbalize knowledge gained from each project. Students may build a portfolio of creative and diverse works. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 103 - Drawing I


    (3 Credits)
    Students will train their eyes and hands, develop powers of observation and learn to translate what they see on to paper. In the classical tradition, students focus on the elements of good drawing such as proportion, shading and modeling, line, and composition. As skills develop students explore the expressive potential of drawing using a variety of drawing materials. Students develop a portfolio of studies and drawings. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 104 - Painting I


    (3 Credits)
    This is a foundation course in the materials and techniques, as well as formal and expressive considerations, in relation to representational painting. Emphasis is placed on color theory, pictorial space, and composition. Studies include still life and the human figure. Water-based paints are used. Students will produce a portfolio of paintings. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 115 - Photography I


    (3 Credits)
    This course is concerned with the fundamental concepts of photography. Attention is given to camera, Photoshop and composition. The practical application of these basic aspects includes camera operation, software application, and printing. It is recommended that students use their own digital camera. Students produce a portfolio of photographs. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 120 - Beginning Ceramics


    (3 Credits)
    This course is a foundation course in ceramics designed to introduce students to basic techniques in functional and sculptural design, and issues within the medium. The course will familiarize students with basic forming (slab, coil and wheel thrown methods), surfaces, and firing of ceramics as well as covering some history of the medium and contemporary artists that affect the field today. General concepts in design composition such as image, scale, positive and negative space and content will be included. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 122 - Sculpture I


    (3 Credits)
    This is a foundation course in sculpture in which students take a journey into the physical world of sculptural form, materials and processes. Students work with a variety of materials and explore techniques including modeling, carving, fabrication, and assemblage. The study of past and present artists helps students understand good form and composition, and the role of sculpture in our culture. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 123 - Jewelry I


    (3 Credits)
    This course investigates the aesthetics, function, and design of jewelry. Study includes basic techniques in metal forming, use of propane/oxygen torch, basic jewelry tools, as well as an exploration of nontraditional materials. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 203 - Drawing II

    Prerequisite: ART 103 .
    (3 Credits)
    Art 203 is an advanced drawing course that stresses strong observational work in creating a series of compositions that explore concept development and problem solving. Students advance the foundational drawing skills explored in ART 103, and begin to focus on more complex and advanced techniques. Students will be introduced to the work of various artists and styles contributing to contemporary expression in the medium. Students will develop a portfolio of work for final review.  Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 204 - Painting II

    Prerequisite: ART 104 .
    (3 Credits)
    ART 204 is an advanced painting class that further develops the foundational skills and techniques learned in beginning painting (ART 104). ART 204 students work in oil paints in assignments that emphasize representational painting, including landscapes, figures, portraits and still life. Students will be introduced to the work of various artists and techniques that contribute to contemporary expression in the medium. Students will develop a portfolio of work for final review.   Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 209 - Figure Drawing


    (3 Credits)
    This studio course is an in-depth study of the human figure and is designed for the student with basic drawing skills. Through a series of drawing exercises, students develop their powers of observation and learn to translate what they see on to paper. The course emphasizes important observational skills. Some basic anatomy is included to help with the mechanics of the human form. Students also explore the expressive potential of the human figure. Students produce a portfolio of studies and drawings. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 211 - Portraiture


    (3 Credits)
    This course is designed for the student with basic drawing and painting skills and a desire to gain a solid understanding of portraiture. In a series of exercises emphasis will be placed on the skull-flesh relationship, major masses of the facial features, effects of light, facial expressions, gesture and hands in portraiture. The course will consist of a combination of PowerPoint presentations of master works, studio exercises working from the model and critiques of class work and weekly home assignments. Charcoal is recommended for the first two weeks, after which students will be free to work in other media including oils, acrylics, pastels or charcoal. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 215 - Photography II

    Prerequisite: ART 115 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course introduces more advanced skills and techniques in the fundamental concepts of photography. Emphasis is placed on individual work in effective visual communication. It is recommended that students use their own digital camera. Students produce a portfolio. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 218 - Photography for the Public Discourse

    Prerequisite: ART 115 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course prepares students for professional commercial use of their art: commercial portraits, environmental portraits (events), street, a day in a life, American family. Students participate in events of choice and group field trips to selected photo opportunities, public events and celebrations. SLR Digital Camera recommended. Students produce a portfolio. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 220 - Advanced Ceramics

    Prerequisite: ART 120 .
    (3 Credits)
    This is an advanced course to help students develop a personal aesthetic in clay through construction techniques, surface treatments, and technical information. This class will have students pushing idea limits, refining skills, understanding the behavior of ceramic materials and processes, while creating an original and personal vocabulary in clay. Students will take an expanded approach to artistic issues of the medium, design elements and presentation of their work. Identifying and creating an independent artistic direction, and focusing their efforts accordingly, are the goals for the semester’s body of work. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 222 - Sculpture II

    Prerequisite: ART 122 .
    (3 Credits)


     

    ART 122 . Further refinement of forms and focus on individual aesthetic approach is stressed. Students will be introduced to the work of various artists and techniques contributing to contemporary expression in the various media of sculpture.  Students will develop a portfolio of work for final review. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 223 - Jewelry II


    (3 Credits)
    This course investigates the aesthetics, function, and design of jewelry. Study includes basic techniques in metal forming, use of propane/oxygen torch, basic jewelry tools, as well as an exploration of nontraditional materials. Course fee required. Total of 60 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 231 - History of Western Art I

    Prerequisite: ENG 100   or placement into ENG 101 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course surveys the history of Western art from prehistoric times to the Renaissance through the study of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts. Special consideration is given to cultural factors which contribute to the rise of specific movements in art. Students are required to develop their critical ability and express their depth of knowledge through weekly writings on each period’s works of art and cultural development. Readings, slides, and virtual tours enhance student understanding of traditional and contemporary art forms. Students are encouraged to attend the optional trip to the National Gallery each term. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 232 - History of Western Art II

    Prerequisite: ENG 100   or placement into ENG 101 .
    (3 Credits)
    This course surveys the history of Western art from the Renaissance to the present through the study of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts. Special consideration is given to cultural factors which contribute to the rise of specific movements in art. Students are required to develop their critical ability and express their depth of knowledge through weekly writings on each period’s works of art and cultural development. Readings, slides, and virtual tours enhance student understanding of traditional and contemporary art forms. Students are encouraged to attend the optional trip to the National Gallery each term. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    ART 290 - Independent Study in Chosen Medium and Portfolio Review

    Prerequisite: Students must complete courses at the 100 and 200 level in that medium.
    (2 Credits)
    This course is specifically designed for the Visual Arts major student.  Independent study can be taken for 1, 2 or 3 credits, but as a Capstone course for the AA.VAR student, it must be 2 credits and includes portfolio review. Students contract with a member of the Art faculty for an independent study to complete a portfolio of works in a specific medium.  The ART 290 work along with best works from the foundation core classes in the program are presented to a faculty panel in a group critique and must earn a passing score. 30 hours of independent study.


Biology

  
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    BIO 106 - Unity and Diversity of Living Things

    Prerequisite: ENG 099  or appropriate score on placement test.
    (4 Credits)
    This is a one semester introductory life science course with laboratory for non-science majors. Basic cell biology and biochemistry common to all living things are presented. Major groups of organisms are surveyed including their genetics, bioenergetics, evolutionary relationships and ecological niches. Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    BIO 109 - Modular Biology


    (1 Credit)
    This is a flexible, modular biology course designed for students who want to earn one or two credits in a non-laboratory life science. Learning modules are completed independently in the Learning Support Center. Not open to students who have completed any other biology course. Learning materials are customized to match student requirements. The 109A sequence emphasizes basic chemistry and biological topics. The 109B sequence contains more technical modules for students who need to learn specific topics relevant to prepare for nursing and allied health. The course does not transfer to other institutions. Total of 15 contact hours.

  
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    BIO 110 - Human Biology


    (3 Credits)
    This is a lecture/demonstration course for non-science majors. The course provides an understanding of life processes in the human body. It includes molecular and cellular components of life, homeostasis within the systems of a multicellular human, and the relationship of human systems to relevant and current discoveries in science today. This course may be offered as a traditional lecture or online format.  Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    BIO 111 - Contemporary Issues in Biology


    (3 Credits)
    This is a lecture/discussion course that focuses on specific biological topics of current interest. Topics vary each time the course is offered and may include medical genetics, topics in physiology or environmental issues. The online format may be used for this course periodically. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    BIO 112 - Biology of Disease

    Prerequisite: ENG 098 
    (3 Credits)
    This is a lecture/discussion course that may be delivered in a traditional classroom or over the internet. The course focuses on viral disease as a model for understanding other mechanisms in biology. Topics include basic virology, epidemiology, immunology, and molecular biology as they relate to viral disease and its spread in populations. Scientific reading and writing assignments required. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    BIO 113 - Principles of Biology I

    Prerequisite: MAT 099  and ENG 099  or appropriate score on placement test.
    Corequisite: CHM 101  or higher. Successful completion of high school chemistry within the last 5 years is an acceptable substitute for CHM 101 .
    (4 Credits)
    This is the first semester of a two-­semester biology sequence, with laboratory, for and all other science majors in transfer programs. The course includes the structure and function of biomolecules, cell structure and function, cell energetics and metabolism, classical and human genetics, gene expression, and an introduction to biotechnology. Biology majors should continue the sequence with BIO 114 .  Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    BIO 114 - Principles of Biology II

    Prerequisite: BIO 113 .
    (4 Credits)
    This course is the second semester of a two-semester biology sequence, with laboratory, intended for biology and all other science majors in transfer programs and is a continuation of BIO 113 . Topics in this course include: trends and mechanisms of evolution, microevolution, macroevolution, the emergence of plant and animal diversity, form and function of plants and animals as organisms, ecosystem structure and function, community, and population dynamics.  Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    BIO 116 - Human Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health

    Prerequisite: ENG 099 .
    (4 Credits)
    This is a single semester course (lecture and lab) designed to provide an understanding of the structure and function of human anatomy, including the neuroendocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. The laboratory work involves a complete study and dissection of a cat as a typical mammal, with comparison to the human. This course is not approved for the RN and LPN programs.  Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    BIO 117 - Environmental Science

    Prerequisite:   and  .
    (4 Credits)
    This is a lecture/discussion/lab course which explores environmental topics in Environmental Science such as sustainability, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystems, environmental economics, human population, sustainable agriculture, conservation, environmental health, water pollution, atmospheric pollution, global climate change, renewable and non­-renewable energy and sustainable cities. This course may be offered in the traditional lecture, or online and/or blended format (online lecture with on-campus labs). On­line students will be required to come to campus for a minimum of 2 exams (given in the Testing Center); Online students are responsible for your own learning and for meeting all course requirements on schedule. Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    BIO 119 - Introductory Biology for Health Professions

    Prerequisite: MAT 099  and ENG 099 .
    (4 Credits)
    This course is an inquiry based introductory level preparatory course designed to provide a firm foundation in the basic principles of Biology (scientific investigation, chemical basis of life, biomolecules, cell theory, metabolism, homeostasis, genetics, ecology and evolution). Application of newly acquired knowledge to current science issues in society and health careers will be woven throughout the course. This course is appropriate for health profession majors who plan to pursue a health profession degree at a four year institution and/or for those students who do not pass the A&P placement exam required for admission to BIO 203  (A&P I). This course may also be an appropriate general education course for those students pursuing degrees in other fields. Please check with your academic advisor to be certain of transfer to your particular institution. Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    BIO 201 - Cell Biology

    Prerequisite: BIO 113 ; CHM 101  or CHM 103 MAT 101 or MAT 161 ; ENG 101 .
    (4 Credits)
    This course is a rigorous detailed study of cell structure and function at the molecular level with a special emphasis on the technology and instrumentation required to study the complex processes within the small volume of space in a eukaryotic cell. Topics include cellular evolution, enzymes and biochemical pathway, plasma membrane structure and function, cytoplasmic membrane systems, cytoskeleton and cell motility, gene expression and control, cell signaling and signal transduction, cancer and immunology.  Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    BIO 202 - Radiation Biology

    Prerequisite: PHY 106  and   or instructor consent.
    (2 Credits)
    This course focuses on the biological and genetic changes in the human body as the result of medical exposure to ionizing radiation. The therapeutic and diagnostic applications of ionizing radiation are also discussed. This course is required for students in the A.A.S. Radiography Program. Total of 30 hours of lecture.

  
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    BIO 203 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

    Prerequisite: ENG 099  and MAT 099  or appropriate scores on placement test; CHM 101  or BIO 119  (with a “C” or better), or successful completion of the A&P placement exam with a 75% or better.
    (4 Credits)


    **Please note: Effective Fall 2017, this course number changed from BIO-103 to BIO-203. The new course number is the only difference between the two courses. Everything for BIO-103 remains the same for BIO-203.

    This is the first semester of an integrated course on the structure and function of human body systems and processes. It is required for allied health programs and appropriate for biology and related pre-professional fields. The course includes cell biology, biochemistry, histology and the endocrine, nervous, skeletal, muscular and integumentary systems. Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    BIO 204 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

    Prerequisite: BIO 203 .
    (4 Credits)


    **Please note: Effective September 2017, this course number changed from BIO-104 to BIO-204. The new course number is the only difference between the two courses. Everything for BIO-104 remains the same for BIO-204.

    This is a continuation of BIO 203 . The course includes cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, renal, immune, and reproductive systems, fluid and electrolyte balance, and metabolism. Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    BIO 205 - Microbiology

    Prerequisite: Eight credits of biology or four credits of biology and four credits of chemistry.
    (4 Credits)
    This course is an introduction to the biology of microorganisms including microbial diversity, structure, metabolism, growth, and genetics. Topics of disinfection, sterilization, immunity, and the relationship to human diseases and the environment are included. Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    BIO 206 - Nutrition for Health Sciences

    Prerequisite: BIO 204 
    (3 Credits)
    This course is an in-depth study of the chemical composition and utilization of macro and micronutrients including the physiological and anatomical principles of homeostasis involved in digestion, absorption, and metabolism. Nutritional guidelines, diet analysis and planning, and the role of nutrition in health and disease are emphasized. It is designed for students who are preparing for a career in nursing or any of the other health sciences. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    BIO 207 - Pathophysiology for Health Professionals

    Prerequisite: BIO 203  and BIO 204 .
    (3 Credits)
    This is a lecture/recitation course which builds on a foundation of normal human physiology.  Students are exposed to the major disturbances of normal function and the basic mechanisms involved in diseases of the major organ systems.  The course includes discussions of the general aspects of the common human pathophysiological conditions and syndromes. Total of 45 contact hours.

  
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    BIO 269 - Internship I


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

  
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    BIO 270 - Internship II


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


Biotechnology

  
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    BTC 101 - Introduction to Biotechnology

    Prerequisite: MAT 099  and   or higher.
    (3 Credits)
    This is an entry level lecture/demonstration course for students interested in the biotechnology program or who want to take a non-laboratory life science course. Basic molecular concepts, including nucleic acids, proteins and the technology used in the creation of biotechnology products will be explored. Careers and opportunities, as well as public perception and ethical issues in biotechnology, will also be discussed. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    BTC 102 - Introduction to Applied Biotechnology Research

    Prerequisite: MAT 099  and ENG 098  or higher. 
    (3 Credits)
    This is an entry level applied laboratory course for science students (including high school students) interested in the biotechnology program. Basic laboratory applications in biotechnology such as DNA purification, gel electrophoresis, restriction enzyme digestion, bacterial cloning and, PCR, as well as other topics, will be covered. The student will perform laboratory research to explore the requirements necessary for a career in laboratory science. Students may earn a maximum of 6 credits while in high school and attending HCC with a minimum of 90 hours for each 15-week semester completed. These credits may be used to replace discipline-related open electives or restricted electives only, and are not to replace program requirements or required specialty courses. Interested students should contact the biotechnology program coordinator to determine if this course is appropriate.  Total of 90 hours of laboratory.

  
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    BTC 103 - Forensic Science

    Prerequisite: MAT 099   and ENG 098   or higher.
    (4 Credits)
    This course is an introduction to the scientific study of crime solving. Topics included are crime scene investigation, fingerprint analysis, DNA fingerprinting, drug identification, ballistics studies and crime scene documentation.  Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    BTC 111 - Special Topics in Biotechnology

    Prerequisite: BIO 113  and CHM 101  or CHM 103 .
    (3 Credits)
    This is a lecture/discussion and lab course that focuses on specific biotechnology topics of current interest.  Topics vary each time the course is offered and may include but are not limited to microscopy, biomedical sciences, genetics, agricultural biotechnology or forensic biotechnology. Total of 45 contact hours.

  
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    BTC 201 - Discovery Research

    Prerequisite: BTC 101  and 8 credits of BIO and/or CHM classes.
    (4 Credits)
    This is the first in a series of two lecture/laboratory courses that provides an overview of theory, application and hands-on experience in biotechnology. Topics covered include introduction to fundamentals of research in biotechnology, DNA, RNA, and protein analysis, as well as an introduction to cell tissue culture. Laboratory fee required. 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    BTC 202 - Biomanufacturing

    Prerequisite: BTC 101  and BIO 205 .
    (4 Credits)
    This course introduces the tools, techniques, and regulatory constraints that apply to Biomanufacturing laboratories. Topics include: types of biomanufactured products, cleanroom operations, cell and tissue culture techniques, extraction and purification of biological products, documentation and quality assurance within the framework of safe manufacturing procedures regulated by federal, state, and local agencies. Laboratory fee required. 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    BTC 269 - Biotechnology Internship I


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

  
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    BTC 270 - Biotechnology Internship II


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


Business

  
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    BUS 101 - Introduction to Business Organization and Management

    Prerequisite: ENG 099 
    (3 Credits)
    This course gives an introductory survey of the field of business. Emphasis is placed on the structure of business organizations and the decisions facing business managers in such areas as marketing, finance, global issues, and personnel. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    BUS 104 - Legal Environment of Business


    (3 Credits)
    This course examines the institutions, regulations, and laws that affect business activity. It includes topics such as torts, contracts, agency and sales, product liability and consumer law, antitrust and securities regulation, labor and employment law. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    BUS 113 - Business Communication

    Prerequisite: Recommended: ENG 100  or above and keyboarding skills.
    (3 Credits)
    The principles of business communication relate to people in business or students planning a career in business. The course includes the study of the mechanics, form, style, and content of business letters, memos, emails, reports, proposals, and presentations. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

  
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    BUS 145 - Customer Service


    (1 Credit)
    This course gives an overview of customer loyalty and exceptional service, attitude and personal approach with customers, resolution of customer conflicts and complaints, skills to better manage a customer service role, importance of nonverbal communication, dress, listening skills and appropriate telephone, online and written communication. Total of 15 hours of lecture.

  
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    BUS 269 - Internship I


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

  
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    BUS 270 - Internship II


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

  
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    BUS 290 - Independent Study


    (1-3 Credits)

Chemistry

  
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    CHM 101 - Introductory College Chemistry

    Prerequisite: MAT 099  or appropriate score on placement test.
    (4 Credits)
    This course is for students with little or no prior background in chemistry, whose program (health sciences, for example) requires one semester of chemistry, or who require preparation for additional coursework in chemistry. Emphasis is on calculations and measurement, dimensional analysis, formulas and equations, stoichiometry, atomic structure and molecular geometry, and aqueous solutions. Laboratory fee required. 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

  
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    CHM 103 - General Chemistry I

    Prerequisite: CHM 101  or high school chemistry.
    Corequisite: MAT 101  or higher or appropriate score on placement test.
    (4 Credits)
    This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence for science majors and pre-professional students with strong backgrounds in chemistry and math. It presumes a working knowledge of dimensional analysis, chemical formulas and nomenclature, stoichiometry, gas laws and solutions. Laboratory fee required. 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

 

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