Academics Course Descriptions

COURSE NO
AUT 282
CLASS
3
LAB
9
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
6
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
RED 080

This course includes principles, systems, and procedures required for diagnosing and restoring engine performance/driveability and emission control through mechanical, electrical, and gas analysis. Emphasis is placed on diagnostics using mechanical, electrical (including on-board), and gas analysis to determine root causes for repair purposes. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair PCM-related engine performance/driveability and emission problems.

COURSE NO
BIO 094
CLASS
3
LAB
2
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
4
Corequisites:
State, ENG 095 or RED 090
Prerequisite:
None

This course focuses on fundamental concepts of human biology. Topics include terminology, biochemistry, cell biology, tissues, body systems, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate preparedness for college-level anatomy and physiology courses.

COURSE NO
BIO 106
CLASS
2
LAB
2
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
Local, ENG 090, RED 090, or ENG 095/095A

This course covers the fundamental and principle concepts of human anatomy and physiology and microbiology. Topics include an introduction to the structure and function of cells, tissues, and human organ systems, and an overview of microbiology, epidemiology, and control of microorganisms. Upon completion, students should be able to identify structures and functions of the human body and describe microorganisms and their significance in health and disease.

COURSE NO
BIO 110
CLASS
3
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
4
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
Local, ENG 090, RED 090, or ENG 095/095A

This course provides a survey of fundamental biological principles for non-science majors. Emphasis is placed on basic chemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, taxonomy, evolution, ecology, diversity, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate increased knowledge and better understanding of biology as it applies to everyday life.This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

COURSE NO
BIO 111
CLASS
3
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
4
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
Local, ENG 090, RED 090, or ENG 095/095A

This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is placed on basic biological chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, classification, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels.This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

COURSE NO
BIO 112
CLASS
3
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
4
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
State, BIO 111

This course is a continuation of BIO 111. Emphasis is placed on organisms, biodiversity, plant and animal systems, ecology, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of life at the organismal and ecological levels. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

COURSE NO
BIO 120
CLASS
3
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
4
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
State, BIO 110 or BIO 111

This course provides an introduction to the classification, relationships, structure, and function of plants. Topics include reproduction and development of seed and non-seed plants, levels of organization, form and function of systems, and a survey of major taxa. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of plant form and function, including selected taxa of both seed and non-seed plants. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

COURSE NO
BIO 130
CLASS
3
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
4
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
State, BIO 110 or BIO 111

This course provides an introduction to the classification, relationships, structure, and function of major animal phyla. Emphasis is placed on levels of organization, reproduction and development, comparative systems, and a survey of selected phyla. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of animal form and function including comparative systems of selected groups. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

COURSE NO
BIO 140
CLASS
3
LAB
0
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
Local, ENG 090, RED 090, or ENG 095/095A

This course introduces environmental processes and the influence of human activities upon them. Topics include ecological concepts, population growth, natural resources, and a focus on current environmental problems from scientific, social, political, and economic perspectives. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of environmental interrelationships and of contemporary environmental issues. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course is also available through the Virtual Learning Community (VLC).

COURSE NO
BIO 140A
CLASS
0
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
1
Corequisites:
State, BIO 140
Prerequisite:
None

This course provides a laboratory component to complement BIO 140. Emphasis is paced on laboratory and field experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of environmental interrelationships and of contemporary environmental issues. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

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