Academic Related (ACA)

CourseDefinition

 

ACA     111          College Student Success    1              0              0              1

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and resources; policies, procedures, and pro­grams; study skills; and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively within the college environment to meet their educational objectives.

 

ACA       112          Intro to Distance Learning  0              2              0              1

This course introduces the college's distance learning virtual, physical, academic, and global environments and develops skills and knowledge for successful distance learning.  Topics include distance FAQs, course enroll­ment, study resources, learning formats, study completion tips, vocabulary and terminology, useful forms and guides, student logins, and online tutorials.  Upon completion, students should be able to function effectively as learners in community college distance education environments.

 

ACA        115          Success and Study Skills    0              2              0              1

This course provides an orientation to the campus resources and academic skills necessary to achieve educational objectives. Emphasis is placed on an exploration of facilities and services, study skills, library skills, self-assessment, wellness, goal-setting, and critical thinking. Upon completion, students should be able to manage their learning experiences to successfully meet educational goals.

 

ACA        118          College Study Skills             1              2              0              2

This course covers skills and strategies designed to improve study behaviors. Topics include time manage­ment, note taking, test taking, memory techniques, active reading strategies, critical thinking, communication skills, learning styles, and other strategies for effective learning. Upon completion, students should be able to apply appropriate study strategies and techniques to the development of an effective study plan.

ACA 122 College Transfer Success                      1              0              0             1


This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

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Accounting (ACC)

CourseDefinition


ACC 115 College Accounting                           3            2            0               4

This course introduces basic accounting principles for a business. Topics include the complete accounting cycle with end-of-period statements, bank reconciliation, payrolls, and petty cash. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of accounting principles and apply those skills to a business organization. Pre-requisite: (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050).


ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 0 4

This course introduces business decision-making using accounting information systems. Emphasis is placed on analyzing, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial information. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare financial statements, understand the role of financial information in decision-making and address ethical considerations. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisites: [(RED 090 and ENG 090), ENG 095, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094)], and (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050).

ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 2 0 4

This course includes a greater emphasis on managerial and cost accounting skills. Emphasis is placed on managerial accounting concepts for external and internal analysis, reporting and decision-making. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret transactions relating to managerial concepts including product-costing systems. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite: ACC 120.

ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2 2 0 3

This course introduces the relevant laws governing individual income taxation. Topics include tax law, electronic research and methodologies, and the use of technology for preparation of individual tax returns. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, research applicable tax law, and complete various individual tax forms.

ACC 130 Business Income Taxes 2 2 0 3

This course introduces the relevant laws governing business and fiduciary income taxes. Topics include tax law relating to business organizations, electronic research and methodologies, and the use of technology for the preparation of business tax returns. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, research applicable tax law, and complete various business tax forms. Pre-requisite: ACC 129.

ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1 2 0 2

This course covers federal and state laws pertaining to wages, payroll taxes, payroll tax forms, and journal and general ledger transactions. Emphasis is placed on computing wages; calculating social security, income, and unemployment taxes; preparing appropriate payroll tax forms; and journalizing/posting transactions. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze data, make appropriate computations, complete forms, and prepare accounting entries using appropriate technology. Pre-requisite: ACC 115 or ACC 120.

ACC 149 Intro to Accounting Spreadsheets 1 2 0 2

This course provides a working knowledge of computer spreadsheets and their use in accounting. Topics include pre-programmed problems, model-building problems, beginning-level macros, graphics, and what-if analysis enhancements of template problems. Upon completion, students should be able to use a computer spreadsheet to complete many of the tasks required in accounting. Pre-requisite: ACC 115 or ACC 120.

ACC 150 Accounting Software Applications 1 2 0 2
This course introduces microcomputer applications related to accounting systems. Topics include general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, payroll, and correcting, adjusting, and closing entries. Upon completion, students should be able to use a computer accounting package to solve accounting problems. Pre-requisite: ACC 115 or ACC 120.

ACC 151 Accounting Spreadsheet Applications 1 2 0 2
This course is designed to facilitate the use of spreadsheet technology as applied to accounting principles. Emphasis is placed on using spreadsheet software as a problem-solving and decision-making tool. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display an analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. Pre-requisite: ACC 149.

ACC 180 Practices in Bookkeeping 3 0 0 3
This course provides advanced instruction in bookkeeping and record-keeping functions. Emphasis is placed on mastering adjusting entries, correction of errors, depreciation, payroll, and inventory. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct all key bookkeeping functions for small business. This course can be taken by non-degree seeking individuals who wish to obtain the Certified Bookkeeper Credential. Pre-requisite: ACC 120 and ACC 140.

ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I 3 2 0 4
This course is a continuation of the study of accounting principles with in-depth coverage of theoretical concepts and financial statements. Topics include generally accepted accounting principles and extensive analysis of balance sheet components. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting, including the application of financial standards. Pre-requisite: ACC 120.

ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting II 3 2 0 4
This course is a continuation of ACC 220. Emphasis is placed on special problems which may include leases, bonds, investments, ratio analysis, present value applications, accounting changes, and corrections. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display an analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. Pre-requisite: ACC 220.

ACC 225 Cost Accounting 3 0 0 3
This course introduces the nature and purposes of cost accounting as an information system for planning and control. Topics include direct materials, direct labor, factory overhead, process, job order, and standard cost systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display an analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. Pre-requisite: ACC 121.

ACC 226 Managerial Accounting 3 0 0 3
This course is designed to develop an appreciation for the uses of cost information in the administration and
control of business organizations. Emphasis is placed on how accounting data can be interpreted and used by management in planning and controlling business activities. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret cost information and present this information in a form that is usable by management.

ACC 227 Practices in Accounting 3 0 0 3
This course provides an advanced in-depth study of selected topics in accounting using case studies and individual and group problem solving. Topics include cash flow, financial statement analysis, individual and group problem solving, practical approaches to dealing with clients, ethics, and critical thinking. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competent analytical skills and effective communication of their analysis in written and/or oral presentations.

ACC 240 Gov & Not-for-Profit Acct 3 0 0 3
This course introduces principles and procedures applicable to governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Emphasis is placed on various budgetary accounting procedures and fund accounting. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display an analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. Pre-requisite: ACC 121.

ACC 269 Audit & Assurance Services 3 0 0 3
This course introduces selected topics pertaining to the objectives, theory and practices in engagements providing auditing and other assurance services. Topics include planning, conducting and reporting, with emphasis on the related professional ethics and standards. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the types of professional services, the related professional standards, and engagement methodology. Pre-requisite: ACC 220.

 

 

Aerospace and Flight Training (AER)

CourseDefinition

AER 110 Air Navigation                                    2            2           0              3
This course covers the basic elements of air navigation, fundamentals of pilotage and dead reckoning, and the use of a plotter, computer, and aerial charts. Topics include pilotage, dead reckoning, radio navigation, LORAN, Global Positioning Systems, and the use of FAA publications. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret aeronautical charts and apply navigational principles.

AER 111 Aviation Meteorology 3 0 0 3
This course covers the atmosphere, interpretation and measurement of meteorological elements, and the effects of such on aircraft operations and performance. Topics include heat exchanges in the atmosphere; temperature, pressure, stability, clouds, air masses, fronts, and thunderstorms; and the use and interpretation of weather data. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze weather data for flight planning and safe flying.

AER 112 Aviation Laws and 2 0 0 2
Federal Aviation Regulations
This course provides an in-depth study of the state, federal, and international regulations forming the structure of aviation law. Emphasis is placed on Federal Aviation Regulations Parts 61, 91, and 135 with additional emphasis on legal issues in aviation law. Upon completion, students should be able to apply legal principles and interpret federal air regulations.

AER 113 History of Aviation 2 0 0 2
This course provides a historical survey of the efforts of manned-flight. Topics include the development of aircraft, milestones in aviation, noted pioneers, and the socioeconomic impact of flight upon modern civilization. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the advancements that aviation has accrued for society and contemporary changes in aviation.

AER 114 Aviation Management 3 0 0 3
This course covers operation of a flight department on a cost-effective basis and analysis of profit and loss statements. Topics include flight operations costs, aircraft acquisition analysis and cost comparisons, costs versus revenue, and break-even points. Upon completion, students should be able to calculate cost of flight operations and apply monthly and annual budget analysis.


AER 119 Aircraft Structures 2 0 0 2
This course introduces aircraft airframes and associated appliances. Emphasis is placed on strength of materials, aircraft standards, type certificate data sheets, basic airframe construction, and weight and balance fundamentals. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze strength of materials data and apply their analysis to semi-monocoque, full-cantilever, and truss-type airframes.

AER 150 Private Pilot Flight Theory 2 2 0 3
This course covers the aeronautical knowledge required to meet the Federal Aviation Administration regulations for private pilot certification. Topics include the principles of flight, the flight environment, basic aircraft systems and performance, basic meteorology and weather data interpretation, and FAA regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the competencies required for the FAA written examination for a private pilot certificate.

AER 151 Flight-Private Pilot 0 3 0 1
This course provides the hands-on training needed to qualify for a Federal Aviation Administration private pilot certificate. Topics include flight maneuvers (ground procedures, take-offs, climbs, level flight, turns, glides, stalls, slow flight, descents, slips, landings, emergency procedures) and cross-country planning and navigation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the competencies required for the flight test practical exam for the private pilot certificate. Attainment of the FAA Private Pilot Certificate is required for course completion, which means that the student is responsible for obtaining all
flight training at an offsite facility and will incur associated costs.

AER 160 Instrument Flight Theory 2 2 0 3
This course covers the required aeronautical knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration Regulation Instrument Ground School. Topics include a study of instruments, systems, instrument flight charts, instrument flight planning, approach procedures, and the IFR regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the competencies required to complete the FAA written examination for an instrument rating.Pre-requisite: AER 150.

AER 161 Flight-Instrument Pilot 0 6 0 2
This course covers instruction and training in instrument flight planning including IFR navigation, VOR, ILS, ADF, and compliance with ATC procedures. Emphasis is placed on approach and navigation procedures, including holding and missed approaches, and development of skill in executing en route and approach procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and execute an IFR flight and demonstrate competencies required for the FAA instrument pilot flight exam. Attainment of the FAA Instrument Rating is required for course completion, which means that the student is responsible for
obtaining all flight training at an offsite facility and will incur associated costs. Pre-requisite: AER 151.

AER 170 Commercial Flight Theory 3 0 0 3
This course covers advanced aircraft control, cross-country operations, and other topics required for the FAA commercial pilot written exam. Emphasis is placed on the principles of aircraft performance and operation, take-off performance, cruise performance, descent and landing performance, and weight and balance computations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate commercial pilot skills and competence in the materials required for the FAA written commercial pilot examination. Pre-requisite: AER 150.

AER 171 Flight-Commercial Pilot 0 6 0 3
This course provides the hands-on training needed to qualify for a Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot certificate. Topics include flight instruction in advanced precision maneuvers, maximum performance take-off and landings, emergency procedures, operation of complex aircraft, aircraft performance, and range and fuel planning. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the areas of the flight test practical exam for the commercial pilot certificate. Attainment of the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate is required for course completion, which means that the student is responsible for obtaining all flight training at an offsite facility and will incur associated costs. Pre-requisite: AER 161.

AER 210 Flight Dynamics 3 0 0 3
This course covers basic and advanced principles of aerodynamic phenomena and fluid flow. Topics include airflow phenomena; lift/weight/thrust/drag; aircraft configuration characteristics, stability, and control; subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flight; critical Mach numbers; and the V-g Diagram. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the elements of applied aerodynamics and aeronautical engineering which relate directly to the problems of flight operations.

AER 211 Air Traffic Control 2 0 0 2
This course provides a detailed analysis of all aspects of air traffic control. Emphasis is placed on an in-depth analysis of air traffic control, including utilization of the air traffic environment based on the pilot's and controller's perspective. Upon completion, students should be able to operate an aircraft within the national airspace system under FAA air traffic control. Co-requisite: AER 160.


AER 212 Air Transport Pilot 3 0 0 3
This course provides advanced study for the professional pilot. Topics include an in-depth study of B-727/737 weight and balance, high altitude weather, Part 121 FARs, and performance considerations of large aircraft. Upon completion, students should be able to calculate weight and balance of large aircraft, determine performance data, and apply high altitude weather principles. Pre-requisites: AER 160 and AER 170.

AER 213 Avionics 2 0 0 2
This course covers standard navigational and communications equipment and theory. Emphasis is placed on aviation radio spectrum, VHF omnirange, ILS, ADF, transponders, weather radar, flight directors, and autopilots. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize VOR, ADF, ILS, GPS, flight directors, HSI's, and autopilots in the flight environment.

AER 215 Flight Safety 3 0 0 3
This course covers the basic procedures and practices of aircraft accident prevention, accident investigation, and reporting. Topics include a comprehensive review of federal regulations pertinent to aviation safety and analysis of actual aviation accident cases and their causes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding and respect for specific personal factors such as attitude, motivation, and skill related to flight safety.

AER 216 Engines and Systems 2 2 0 3
This course introduces piston and turbine aircraft engines and associated systems. Topics include aircraft hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, air conditioning, and pressurization systems along with the theory of engine operations, including power and thrust computations. Upon completion, students should be able to apply principles of engine and systems operation.

AER 217 Air Transportation 3 0 0 3
This course covers the development and present status of the air transportation system. Topics include federal legislation, characteristics and classification of air carriers, development of the air traffic control system, and the organization and function of the FAA. Upon completion, students should be able to relate the knowledge acquired to career development.

AER 218 Human Factors in Aviation 2 0 0 2
This course analyzes interpersonal relationships in the cockpit and related psychological factors that affect pilot performance and efficiency during flight operations. Topics include cockpit management, judgment, aircraft and flight crew coordination and control, physiological factors, responsibility, and decision-making capabilities. Upon completion, students should be able to apply work-proven routines to stress management, crew responsibility, and the team concept in the cockpit.

AER 220 Airport Management 2 0 0 2
This course examines the major functions of airport management and the concepts underlying airport planning and construction. Topics include forecasting volumes and airport size and design, including master planning, location requirements, site selection, runway configuration, zoning laws, and other considerations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic airport management skills including an understanding of the socioeconomic effect of airports on the community.

AER 280 Instructor Pilot Flight Theory 3 0 0 3
This course covers flight instruction and the skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively as a flight instructor. Topics include fundamentals of instruction, lesson planning, instructor regulations and endorsements, and related aeronautical knowledge. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence necessary for the Federal Aviation Administration Fundamentals of Instructing Test and the appropriate instructor written examination. Pre-requisite: AER 170.

AER 281 Flight-CFI 0 3 0 1
This course provides experience in preparation for the flight instructor practical test. Emphasis is placed on the ability to transition to right seat flight while teaching performance maneuvers including operation of a complex aircraft. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in right seat operation and CFI maneuvers as specified in the FAA Practical Test Standards. Pre-requisite: AER 171.

AER 285 Flight-Multi-Engine 0 3 0 1
This course provides the flight training required to obtain a multi-engine rating. Topics include multi-engine safety procedures, single-engine operations and performance, VMC, instrument approaches (single- and multi-engine), and emergency procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the competencies required for the flight test practical examination for a multi-engine rating. Pre-requisite: AER 171.

 

Aviation Electronics Technology - Avionics (AET)

Pending NCCCS approval - courses are subject to change.

CourseDefinition

AET 120 Sheet Metal Aircraft Structures        1           2                0            2
This course covers the methods and materials used in the construction, design, and repair of aircraft metallic structures. Topics include approved methods, processes, and procedures used in inspection, repair, manufacture, and fabrication of sheet metal structures. Upon completion, students should be able to inspect, construct, and repair sheet metal structures. Pre-requisite: AVI 110. Co-requisites: AET 122, AET124, and AET 126.

AET 122 Airframe Electrical 2 4 0 4
This course introduces the operation, installation, and repair of engine and airframe electrical components. Topics include wiring, controls, switches, protective
devices, lighting systems, AC circuits, and related electrical accessories. Upon completion, students should be able to install or repair wiring, controls, circuit breakers,
switches, electrical accessories, and interpret wire gauge charts. Pre-requisite: AVI 110. Co-requisites: AET 120, AET 124, and AET 126.

AET 124 Airframe Systems 2 6 0 4
This course introduces students to the study of various systems on modern aircraft, including atmosphere control systems, pressurization, heating, cooling, and oxygen systems. Topics include various pneumatic and electrically operated ice and rain, pneumatic, and atmospheric systems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, disassemble, inspect, and reassemble heating, air conditioning and pressurization systems. Pre-requisite: AVI 110. Corequisites: AET 120, AET 122, and AET 126.

AET 126 Electronics/Instruments 1 2 0 2
This course introduces students to the study of theory and application of electronic flight instruments and avionics systems as found in modern aircraft. Topics include the markings and operation of gyroscopic, temperature, direction, and pitot/static operated instruments systems. Upon completion, students should be able to perform pitot/static checks, bench test instruments and then perform tests on the entire system. Pre-requisite: AVI 110. Co-requisites: AET 120, AET 122, and AET 124.

AET 130 Aviation Engine Electrical 2 4 0 4
This course introduces students to the study of engine electrical systems and instruments used on turbine-powered and reciprocating engine-powered aircraft. Topics emphasize mechanical power generating and engine starting systems, including hands-on experience with removal, installation, disassembly, troubleshooting, and adjustment of starting, regulating, and monitoring devices. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate a complete aircraft engine electrical system using provided schematics and determine corrective actions when necessary. Pre-requisite: AVI 110 and AET 122.

AET 132 FAA Regulations 1 3 0 2
This course introduces students to the practical experience in the day-to-day operations of a Federal Aviation Administration Certified Repair Station. Topics include the completion of FAA forms and records, maintenance of technical data, and servicing equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to determine instances when FAA documentation is required and accurately document each case. Pre-requisite: AVI 110.

AET 210 Practical Wiring/Factors 1 3 0 2
This course introduces students to the concepts, practical application of aircraft wiring, and aviation system interconnection procedures. Topics include aircraft structural considerations, wiring harness construction, schematic design and reading, cockpit instrument panel design, and FAA regulatory considerations for electrical installations. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret schematics, and draw a GNS 430W pin-out including its interface with other related equipment. Pre-requisite: AVI 110 and (AET 122 or AST Airframe Completion).

AET 212 Aviation Communication Systems 1 3 0 2
This course introduces students to the concepts and practical maintenance of VHF and UHF communications, as well as inter-cabin communication. Topics include VHF and UHF communications, inter-cabin communication systems, the associated wiring, antennas, bench and ramp testing of components. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and explain communication wiring, components, schematics, and troubleshooting techniques for aviation communication systems. Pre-requisite: AVI 110 and AET 210


AET 214 Aviation Navigation Systems 1 3 0 2
This course introduces students to navigational systems including VOR, ILS, ADF, antennas, and equipment testing. Topics include manufacturer's schematics for identifying wiring and components, manufacturer's assembly specifications, wiring, and calibrating a course deviation indicator using IFR 4000 test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the navigational wiring, explain its function, and solve faults associated with navigation systems. Pre-requisite: AVI 110 and AET 210.


AET 216 ATC Navigation Systems 1 3 0 2
This course introduces students to flight line testing of air traffic control transponders, ADS-B, TIS, TAS, traffic avoidance systems, and ELT systems. Topics include IFR 4000 ELT, IFR 6000 testing of common aviation navigation system components and associated antennas, and satellite navigational systems. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to design an instrument panel, upload the design, and test it with IFR test equipment. Pre-requisite: AVI 110 and AET 210.


AET 218 Tactical Navigation Systems 1 3 0 2
This course introduces students to passive weather systems used on-board aircraft, weather radar, and radar altimeters with associated antennas. Topics include tactical navigation, passive weather detection, collision avoidance systems, and the roll of the FAA's reduced vertical separation minimums and terrain awareness systems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify weather radar, installation requirements, testing considerations and identify the requirements for collision avoidance. Pre-requisites: AVI 110 and AET 210.


AET 220 Flight Management 1 2 0 2
This course introduces students to the theoretical concepts and maintenance of autopilots, integrated flight control systems, and flight management systems. Topics include interaction with area navigation systems, including, land-based area navigation (VOR/DME R-NAV), GPS, and interfacing with autopilot. Upon completion, students should be able to create a flight plan and GPS approaches to determine the proficiency of an avionics system. Pre-requisite: AVI 110 and AET 210.


AET 222 Aviation System Interconnect 1 2 0 2
This course introduces students to the study of databus communications in avionics systems, flight data recorders, and entertainments systems. Topics include databus architectures, protocols, industry standardized busses including RS, ARINC and AFDX (Ethernet), flight data recorders, entertainment, DVD, and moving maps. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the design and differences between digital and analog systems being utilized in modern avionics systems. Pre-requisite: AVI 110 and AET 210.


AET 224 Advanced Wire/Troubleshooting 2 6 0 4
This course introduces students to the study of advanced electronics applied to aviation and the study of component level troubleshooting. Topics include wiring, programming, aligning, and troubleshooting a G900 or similar integrated avionics stack and similar navigation systems in a repair station environment. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret schematics, configure, and troubleshoot a G900 Integrated Avionics or similar package assembly. Pre-requisite: AVI 110 and AET 210.


AET 226 Flight Line Testing 1 2 0 2
This course introduces students to the study of avionics systems found onboard modern aircraft focusing on flight line testing of communications and navigation systems. Topics include flight line testing to troubleshoot and configure using IFR 6000, IFR 4000 test equipment in conjunction with a pitot/static test set. Upon completion, students should be able to test with the IFR 4000 test set to complete certifications for an IFR aircraft. Pre-requisite: AVI 110 and AET 210.


AET 228 Avionics FCC Preparation 1 2 0 2
This course introduces students to the study of preparing for the Federal Communications Commission General Radio Telephone License examination. Topics covered include avionics circuits, troubleshooting techniques, aviation transmitters and receivers, antennas, Federal Communications Commission rules, and a review of test taking techniques. Upon  completion, students should be prepared for the Federal Communications Commission General Radio Telephone License or similar examination.

 

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration (AHR)

CourseDefinition

AHR 110 Introduction to Refrigeration       2          6               0           5
This course introduces the basic refrigeration process used in mechanical refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Topics include terminology, safety, and identification and function of components; refrigeration cycle; and tools and instrumentation used in mechanical refrigeration systems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify refrigeration systems and components, explain the refrigeration process, and use the tools and instrumentation of the trade.


AHR 111 HVACR Electricity 2 2 0 3
This course introduces electricity as it applies to HVACR equipment. Emphasis is placed on power sources, interaction of electrical components, wiring of simple circuits, and the use of electrical test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate good wiring practices and the ability to read simple wiring diagrams. Pre-requisites: [RED 080, ENG 085, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094)] and (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050).

AHR 112 Heating Technology 2 4 0 4
This course covers the fundamentals of heating including oil, gas, and electric heating systems. Topics include safety, tools and instrumentation, system operating characteristics, installation techniques, efficiency testing, electrical power, and control systems. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the basic oil, gas, and electrical heating systems and describe the major components of a heating system. Pre-requisites: [RED 080, ENG 085, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094)] and (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050).


AHR 113 Comfort Cooling 2 4 0 4
This course covers the installation procedures, system operations, and maintenance of residential and light commercial comfort cooling systems. Topics include terminology, component operation, and testing and repair of equipment used to control and produce assured comfort levels. Upon completion, students should be able to use psychrometrics, manufacturer specifications, and test instruments to determine proper system operation. Pre-requisites: [RED 080, ENG 085, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094)] and (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050) and AHR 110.


AHR 114 Heat Pump Technology 2 4 0 4
This course covers the principles of air source and water source heat pumps. Emphasis is placed on safety, modes of operation, defrost systems, refrigerant charging, and system performance. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and analyze system performance and perform routine service procedures. Pre-requisite: AHR 110 or AHR 113.


AHR 120 HVACR Maintenance 1 3 0 2
This course introduces the basic principles of industrial air conditioning and heating systems. Emphasis is placed on preventive maintenance procedures for heating and cooling equipment and related components. Upon completion, students should be able to perform routine preventive maintenance tasks, maintain records, and assist in routine equipment repairs. Pre-requisites: [RED 080, ENG 085, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094)] and (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050).


AHR 130 HVAC Controls 2 2 0 3
This course covers the types of controls found in residential and commercial comfort systems. Topics include electrical and electronic controls, control schematics and diagrams, test instruments, and analysis and troubleshooting of electrical systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair common residential and commercial comfort system controls. Pre-requisites: (Take one: AHR 111, ELC 111, or ELC 112) and [RED 080, ENG 085, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094)] and (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050).


AHR 160 Refrigerant Certification 1 0 0 1
This course covers the requirements for the EPA certification examinations. Topics include small appliances, high pressure systems, and low pressure systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and be prepared for the EPA certification examinations. Prerequisite: CIS 111. Co-requisite: AHR 110.


AHR 180 HVACR Customer Relations 1 0 0 1
This course introduces common business and customer relation practices that may be encountered in HVACR. Topics include business practices, appearance of self and vehicle, ways of handling customer complaints, invoices, telephone communications, and warranties. Upon completion, students should be able to present themselves to customers in a professional manner, understand how the business operates, complete invoices, and handle complaints.


AHR 210 Residential Building Code 1 2 0 2
This course covers the residential building codes that are applicable to the design and installation of HVAC systems. Topics include current residential codes as applied to HVAC design, service, and installation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the correct usage of residential building codes that apply to specific areas of the HVAC trade. Pre-requisites: [RED 080, ENG 085, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094)], and (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050), and CIS 111. Co-requisite: AHR 110.


AHR 211 Residential System Design 2 2 0 3
This course introduces the principles and concepts of conventional residential heating and cooling system design. Topics include heating and cooling load estimating, basic psychrometrics, equipment selection, duct system selection, and system design. Upon completion, students should be able to design a basic residential heating and cooling system.

AHR 212 Advanced Comfort Systems 2 6 0 4
This course covers water-cooled comfort systems, water-source/geothermal heat pumps, and high efficiency heat pump systems including variable speed drives and controls. Emphasis is placed on the application, installation, and servicing of water-source systems and the mechanical and electronic control components of advanced comfort systems. Upon completion, students should be able to test, analyze, and troubleshoot water-cooled comfort systems, watersource/ geothermal heat pumps, and high efficiency heat pumps. Pre-requisite: AHR 114.


AHR 213 HVACR Building Code 1 2 0 2
This course covers the North Carolina codes that are applicable to the design and installation of HVACR systems. Topics include current North Carolina codes as applied to HVACR design, service, and installation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the correct usage of North Carolina codes that apply to specific areas of the HVACR trade.


AHR 215 Commercial HVAC Controls 1 3 0 2
This course introduces HVAC control systems used in commercial applications. Topics include electric/electronic control systems, pneumatic control systems, DDC temperature sensors, humidity sensors, pressure sensors, wiring, controllers, actuators, and controlled devices. Upon completion, students should be able to verify or correct the performance of common control systems with regard to sequence of operation and safety. Pre-requisite: Take one: AHR 111, ELC 111, or ELC 112.

AHR 220 Commercial Building Codes 2 0 0 2
This course covers the appropriate sections of the North Carolina State Building Code that govern the installation of commercial comfort, refrigeration, and mechanical systems. Emphasis is placed on using and understanding applications sections of the North Carolina State Building Code. Upon completion, students should be able to use the North Carolina State Building Code to locate information regarding the installation of commercial systems.

AHR 225 Commercial System Design 2 3 0 3
This course covers the principles of designing heating and cooling systems for commercial buildings. Emphasis is placed on commercial heat loss/gain calculations, applied psychrometrics, air-flow calculations, air distribution system design, and equipment selection. Upon completion, students should be able to calculate heat loss/gain, design and size air and water distribution systems, and select equipment. Pre-requisite: AHR 211.

AHR 235 Refrigeration Design 2 2 0 3
This course covers the principles of commercial refrigeration system operation and design. Topics include walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers, system components, load calculations, equipment selection, defrost systems, refrigerant line sizing, and electric controls. Upon completion, students should be able to design, adjust, and perform routine service procedures on a commercial refrigeration system. Pre-requisite: AHR 110.

AHR 240 Hydronic Heating 1 3 0 2
This course covers the accepted procedures for proper design, installation, and balance of hydronic heating systems for residential or commercial buildings. Topics include heating equipment; pump, terminal unit, and accessory selection; piping system selection and design; and pipe sizing and troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to assist with the proper design, installation, and balance of typical hydronic systems. Prerequisite: AHR 112.


AHR 250 HVAC System Diagnostics 0 4 0 2
This course is a comprehensive study of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration system diagnostics and corrective measures. Topics include advanced system analysis, measurement of operating efficiency, and inspection and correction of all major system components. Upon completion, students should be able to restore a residential or commercial AHR system so that it operates at or near manufacturers' specifications. Co-requisite: AHR 212.


AHR 255 Indoor Air Quality 1 2 0 2
This course introduces the techniques of assessing and maintaining the quality of the indoor environment in residential and commercial structures. Topics include handling and investigating complaints, filter selection, humidity control, testing for sources of carbon monoxide, impact of mechanical ventilation, and building and duct pressures. Upon completion, students should be able to assist in investigating and solving common indoor air quality problems.

AHR 263 Energy Management 1 3 0 2
This course covers building automation computer programming as currently used in energy management. Topics include night setback, duty cycling, synchronization, schedule optimization, and anticipatory temperature control. Upon completion, students should be able to write programs utilizing the above topics and connect computer systems to HVAC systems. Pre-requisite: AHR 125 or AHR 215.


Anthropology (ANT)

CourseDefinition

ANT 210 General Anthropology 3 0 0 3
This course introduces the physical, archaeological, linguistic, and ethnological fields of anthropology. Topics include human origins, genetic variations, archaeology, linguistics, primatology, and contemporary cultures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the four major fields of anthropology. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Social/Behavioral Sciences. Pre-requisite: RED 090, ENG 095, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094).


ANT 220 Cultural Anthropology 3 0 0 3
This course introduces the nature of human culture. Emphasis is placed on cultural theory, methods of fieldwork, and cross-cultural comparisons in the areas of ethology, language, and the cultural past. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic cultural processes and how cultural data are collected and analyzed. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Social/ Behavioral Sciences. Pre-requisite: RED 090, ENG 095, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094).

 

Architecture (ARC)

CourseDefinition

ARC 111 Intro to Arch Technology 1 6 0 3
This course introduces basic architectural drafting techniques, lettering, use of architectural and engineer scales, and sketching. Topics include orthographic, axonometric, and oblique drawing techniques using architectural plans, elevations, sections, and details; reprographic techniques; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and print scaled drawings within minimum architectural standards. Co-requisite: ARC 114. Pre-requisites: [(ENG 080 and RED 080), ENG 085, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094)] and (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, and DMA 040).

ARC 112 Construction Materials and Methods 3 2 0 4
This course introduces construction materials and methodologies. Topics include construction terminology, traditional and alternative materials and their properties, manufacturing processes, construction techniques, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to detail construction assemblies and identify construction materials and properties. Pre-requisites: [(ENG 080 and RED 080), ENG 085, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094)] and (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, and DMA 040).


ARC 113 Residential Architectural Technology 1 6 0 3
This course covers intermediate residential working drawings. Topics include residential plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a set of residential working drawings that are within accepted architectural standards. Prerequisites: C or better in ARC 111 and ARC 114. Co-requisite: ARC 112.


ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 0 2
This course introduces basic architectural CAD techniques. Topics include basic commands and system hardware and software. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and plot architectural drawings to scale within accepted architectural standards. Co-requisite: ARC 114A. ARC 114A Architectural CAD Lab 0 3 0 1 This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance architectural CAD skills. Emphasis is placed on further development of commands and system operation. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and plot scaled architectural drawings. Co-requisite: ARC 114.


ARC 160 Residential Design 1 6 0 3
This course introduces the methodology of basic residential design. Topics include residential site design, space organization and layout, residential styles, and the development of schematic design. Upon completion, students should be able to design a residence. Pre-requisites: C or better in ARC 111 and ARC 114. Co-requisite: ARC 112.


ARC 210 Intro to Sustain Design 1 3 0 2
This course introduces concepts and principles related to sustainable site development and architectural design. Topics include low impact and sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, material and resource management, indoor environmental quality, and return on investment. Upon completion, students should be able to articulate and integrate sustainable design principles into site and architectural design. Pre-requisites: C or better in ARC 111, ARC 114, and ARC 114A.


ARC 211 Light Construction Technology 1 6 0 3
This course covers working drawings for light construction. Topics include plans, elevations, sections, and details; schedules; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a set of working drawings which are within accepted architectural standards. Pre-requisites: C or better in ARC 111, ARC 112, ARC 114, and ARC 113. Co-requisites: ARC 221.


ARC 213 Design Project 2 6 0 4
This course provides the opportunity to design and prepare a set of contract documents within an architectural setting. Topics include schematic design, design development, construction documents, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a set of commercial contract documents. Pre-requisites: C or better in ARC 111, ARC 112, ARC 114, ARC 211, and ARC 221.


ARC 220 Advanced Architect CAD 1 3 0 2
This course provides file management, productivity, and CAD customization skills. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced proficiency techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to create prototype drawings and symbol libraries, compose sheets with multiple details, and use advanced drawing and editing commands. Pre-requisite: C or better in ARC 114.


ARC 221 Architectural 3-D CAD 1 4 0 3
This course introduces architectural three-dimensional CAD applications. Topics include three-dimensional drawing, coordinate systems, viewing, rendering, modeling, and output options. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare architectural three-dimensional drawings and renderings. Pre-requisite: C or better in ARC 114.


ARC 225 Architectural BIM I 1 3 0 2
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a construction documentation system. Topics include basic parametric modeling, creating new types and families of components, and using 3D models to create design drawings. Upon competition, students should be able to use BIM software to create, edit, and print rudimentary architectural 3D computer models. Pre-requisite: ARC 114.


ARC 226 Architectural BIM II 1 3 0 2
This course covers advanced concepts of Building Information Modeling (BIM) including complex drawing generation and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Topics include advanced parametric modeling and model analysis, inter-disciplinary coordination, design web format models, material take-off, schedules, and rendering. Upon completion, students should be able to apply BIM software to create full 3D project models and convert them to scaled working or presentation drawings. Pre-requisite: ARC 225.

ARC 230 Environmental Systems 3 3 0 4
This course introduces plumbing, mechanical (HVAC), and electrical systems for the architectural environment. Topics include basic plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems for residential and/or commercial buildings with an introduction to selected code requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to develop schematic drawings for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems and perform related calculations. Pre-requisites: C or better in ARC
111, ARC 114, and (MAT 121, MAT 151, MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 175).


ARC 235 Architectural Portfolio 2 3 0 3
This course covers the methodology for the creation of an architectural portfolio. Topics include preparation of marketing materials and a presentation strategy using conventional and/or digital design media. Upon completion students should be able to produce an architectural portfolio of selected projects. Pre-requisites: C or better in ARC 113, ARC 114, ARC 220, and ARC 221.


ARC 240 Site Planning 2 2 0 3
This course introduces the principles of site planning, grading plans, and earthwork calculations. Topics include site analysis, site work, site utilities, cut and fill, soil erosion control and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare site development plans and details and perform cut and fill calculations. Pre-requisites: C or better in ARC 114 and (ARC 111 or LAR 111). Co-requisite:

ARC 213. ARC 250 Survey of Architecture 3 0 0 3
This course introduces the historical trends in architectural form. Topics include historical and current trends in architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of significant historical and current architectural styles. Pre-requisite: C or better in (ENG 090 and RED 090), ENG 095, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094).

ARC 264 Digital Architecture 1 3 0 2

This course covers multiple digital architectural techniques. Topics include spreadsheets and word processing procedures, on-line resources, modems, e-mail, image capture, multimedia, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to transmit/receive electronic data, create multimedia
presentations, and produce a desktop publishing document. Pre-requisites: ARC 114, ARC 114A, and ARC 220. Co-requisite: ARC 112.

 

Art (ART)

CourseDefinition

 

ART 111 Art Appreciation                           3           0            0              3
This course introduces the origins and historical development of art. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of design principles to various art forms including but not limited to sculpture, painting, and architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze a variety of artistic styles, periods, and media. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts. Pre-requisite: RED 090, ENG 095, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094).


ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 0 3
This course covers the development of art forms from ancient times to the Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on content, terminology, design, and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding of art as a product reflective of human social development. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts. Pre-requisite: RED 090, ENG 095, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094).


ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 0 3
This course covers the development of art forms from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is placed on content, terminology, design, and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding of art as a product reflective of human social development. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts. Pre-requisite: RED 090, ENG 095, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094).


ART 121 Two-Dimensional Design 0 6 0 3
This course introduces the elements and principles of design as applied to two-dimensional art. Emphasis is placed on the structural elements, the principles of visual organization, and the theories of color mixing and interaction. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and use critical and analytical approaches as they apply to two-dimensional visual art. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.


ART 122 Three-Dimensional Design 0 6 0 3
This course introduces basic studio problems in three-dimensional visual design. Emphasis is placed on the structural elements and organizational principles as applied to mass and space. Upon completion, students should be able to apply three-dimensional design concepts. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite: C or better in ART 121.


ART 131 Drawing I 0 6 0 3
This course introduces the language of drawing and the use of various drawing materials. Emphasis is placed on drawing techniques, media, and graphic principles. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the use of graphic form and various drawing processes. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.


ART 132 Drawing II 0 6 0 3
This course continues instruction in the language of drawing and the use of various materials. Emphasis is placed on experimentation in the use of drawing techniques, media, and graphic materials. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate increased competence in the expressive use of graphic form and techniques. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite: C or better in ART 131.

 

Astronomy (AST)

CourseDefinition

AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy                  3           0            0            3
This course introduces an overall view of modern astronomy. Topics include an overview of the solar system, the sun, stars, galaxies, and the larger universe. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the universe around them. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science. Co-requisite: AST 111A.


AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 0 2 0 1
This course is a laboratory to accompany AST 111. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences which enhance the materials presented in AST 111 and which provide practical experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the universe around them. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science. Co-requisite: AST 111.


AST 151 General Astronomy I 3 0 0 3
This course introduces the science of modern astronomy with a concentration on the solar system. Emphasis is placed on the history and physics of astronomy and an introduction to the solar system, including the planets, comets, and meteors. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the solar system. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science. Co-requisite: AST 151A.


AST 151A General Astronomy I Lab 0 2 0 1
This course is a laboratory to accompany AST 151. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences which enhance the materials presented in AST 151 and which provide practical experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the solar system. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science. Co- requisite: AST 151.


AST 152 General Astronomy II 3 0 0 3
This course is a continuation of AST 151 with primary emphasis beyond the solar system. Topics include the sun, stars, galaxies, and the larger universe, including cosmology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of astronomy. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science. Pre-requisite: AST 151. Co-requisite: AST 152A.


AST 152A General Astronomy II Lab 0 2 0 1
This course is a laboratory to accompany AST 152. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences which enhance the materials presented in AST 152 and which provide practical experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of astronomy. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science. Pre-requisite: AST 151. Co-requisite: AST 152.


AST 251 Observational Astronomy 1 3 0 2
This course covers the operation of the telescope and related observatory equipment. Emphasis is placed on the use of the telescope and related observatory equipment, including techniques of data collection, measurements, and data analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to set up a telescope and use the coordinate system to locate objects, collect data, and make measurements with the telescope. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite: AST 111 or AST 152.

 

Automation and Robotics (ATR)


CourseDefinition

ATR        112          Intro to Automation             2              3              0              3

This course introduces the basic principles of automated manufacturing and describes the tasks that techni­cians perform on the job. Topics include the history, development, and current applications of robots and auto­mated systems including their configuration, operation, components, and controls. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the basic concepts of automation and robotic systems.

 

ATR        211          Robot Programming            2              3              0              3

This course provides the operational characteristics of industrial robots and programming in their respective languages. Topics include robot programming utilizing teach pendants, PLCs, and personal computers; and the interaction of external sensors, machine vision, network systems, and other related devices. Upon completion, students should be able to program and demonstrate the operation of various robots.

ATR 212 Industrial Robots                                2               3               0             3

This course covers the operation of industrial robots. Topics include the classification of robots, activators, grippers, work envelopes, computer interfaces, overlapping work envelopes, installation, and programming. Upon completion, students should be able to install, program, and troubleshoot industrial robots. Pre-requisite: ATR 112.

ATR        280          Robotic Fundamentals        3              2              0              4

This course covers application, programming, and maintenance fundamentals for robotic devices.  Emphasis is place on terminology, problem solving, robotic system controls, and hands-on projects.  Upon complete, students should be able to apply basic concepts in application, programming, and robotic control systems.

 

 

Automotive Body Repair (AUB)

CourseDefinition

 

AUB 111 Painting and Refinishing I 2 6 0 4
This course introduces the proper procedures for using automotive refinishing equipment and materials in surface preparation and application. Topics include federal, state, and local regulations, personal safety, refinishing equipment and materials, surface preparation, masking, application techniques, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and use proper equipment and materials in refinishing following accepted industry standards. Pre-requisite: Enrollment in the Collision Repair & Refinishing Program and [RED 080, ENG 085, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094)]. Co-requisite: AUB 121.

AUB 112 Painting and Refinishing II 2 6 0 4
This course covers advanced painting techniques and technologies with an emphasis on identifying problems encountered by the refinishing technician. Topics include materials application, color matching, correction of refinishing problems, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to perform spot, panel, and overall refinishing repairs and identify and correct refinish problems. Pre-requisite: AUB 111.

AUB 114 Special Finishes 1 2 0 2
This course introduces multistage finishes, custom painting, and protective coatings. Topics include base coats, advanced intermediate coats, clear coats, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and apply specialized finishes based on accepted industry standards. Pre-requisite: AUB 111.

AUB 121 Non-Structural Damage I 1 4 0 3
This course introduces safety, tools, and the basic fundamentals of body repair. Topics include shop safety, damage analysis, tools and equipment, repair techniques, materials selection, materials usage, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and repair minor direct and indirect damage including removal/repairing/replacing of body panels to accepted standards. Pre-requisite: Enrollment in the Collision Repair & Refinishing Program and [RED 080, ENG 085, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094)].

AUB 122 Non-Structural Damage II 2 6 0 4
This course covers safety, tools, and advanced body repair. Topics include shop safety, damage analysis, tools and equipment, advanced repair techniques, materials selection, materials usage, movable glass, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and repair or replace direct and indirect damage to accepted standards including movable glass and hardware. Pre-requisite: AUB 121.

AUB 131 Structural Damage I 2 4 0 4
This course introduces safety, equipment, structural damage analysis, and damage repairs. Topics include shop safety, design and construction, structural analysis and measurement, equipment, structural glass, repair techniques, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and perform repairs to a vehicle which has received light/moderate structural damage. Pre-requisite: Enrollment in the Collision Repair & Refinishing Program and [RED 080, ENG 085, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094)].

AUB 132 Structural Damage II 2 6 0 4
This course provides an in-depth study of structural damage analysis and repairs to vehicles that have received moderate to heavy structural damage. Topics include shop safety, structural analysis and measurement, equipment, structural glass, advanced repair techniques, structural component replacement and alignment, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and perform repairs according to industry standards. Pre-requisite: AUB 131.

AUB 134 Autobody MIG Welding 1 4 0 3
This course covers the terms and procedures for welding the various metals found in today's autobody repair industry with an emphasis on personal/ environmental safety. Topics include safety and precautionary measures, setup/operation of MIG equipment, metal identification methods, types of welds/ joints, techniques, inspection methods, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of welding operations and safety procedures according to industry standards.

AUB 136 Plastics and Adhesives 1 4 0 3
This course covers safety, plastic and adhesive identification, and the various repair methods of automotive plastic components. Topics include safety, identification, preparation, material selection, and the various repair procedures including refinishing. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, remove, repair, and/or replace automotive plastic components in accordance with industry standards. Pre-requisite: AUB 121.

AUB 162 Autobody Estimating 1 2 0 2
This course provides a comprehensive study of autobody estimating. Topics include collision damage analysis, industry regulations, flat-rate and estimated time, and collision estimating manuals. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and interpret a damage report.

 

Automotive (AUT)

CourseDefinition

AUT        110          Introduction to Auto Technology      2             2              0              3

This course covers workplace safety, hazardous material and environmental regulations, use of hand tools, service information resources, basic concepts, systems, and terms of automotive technology. Topics include famil­iarization with vehicle systems along with identification and proper use of various automotive hand and power tools. Upon completion, students should be able to describe safety and environmental procedures, terms associ­ated with automobiles, identify and use basic tools and shop equipment. Pre-requisite: RED 090 or ENG 095 or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094).

 

AUT        113          Automotive Servicing I         0             6              0              2

This course is a lab used as an alternative to co-op placement. Emphasis is placed on shop operations, troubleshooting, testing, adjusting, repairing, and replacing components using appropriate test equipment and service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform a variety of automotive repairs using proper service procedures and to operate appropriate equipment. Pre-requisite: AUT 110.

 

AUT        116          Engine Repair       2              3              0              3

This course covers the theory, construction, inspection, diagnosis, and repair of internal combustion engines and related systems. Topics include fundamental operating principles of engines and diagnosis, inspection, adjust­ment, and repair of automotive engines using appropriate service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic diagnosis, measurement and repair of automotive engines using appropriate tools, equipment, procedures, and service information. Pre-requisite: AUT 110.

 

AUT        116A       Engine Repair Lab                0              3              0              1

This course is a lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include diagnosis, inspection, adjustment, and repair of automotive engines using appropriate ser­vice information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic diagnosis, measurement and repair of automotive engines using appropriate tools, equipment, procedures, and service information. Co-requisite: AUT 116.

 

AUT        123          Powertrain Diagnosis & Service         1              3              0              2

This course covers the diagnosis, repair and service of the vehicle powertrain and related systems. Topics include fundamental operating principles of engines and transmissions and use of proper service procedures for diagnosis, service and removal and replacement of major components. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic service and diagnosis of the powertrain and related systems, and to perform in vehicle repairs and remove and replace components. Pre-requisite: AUT 110.

 

AUT        141          Suspension & Steering Systems        2              3              0              3

This course covers principles of operation, types, and diagnosis/repair of suspension and steering systems to include steering geometry. Topics include manual and power steering systems and standard and electronically controlled suspension and steering systems. Upon completion, students should be able to service and repair steering and suspension components, check and adjust alignment angles, repair tires, and balance wheels.

Pre-requisite: AUT 110.

 

AUT        141A       Suspension & Steering Lab                0              3              0              1

This course is a lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include manual and power steering systems and standard and electronically controlled suspension and steering systems. Upon completion, students should be able to service and repair steering and suspension compo­nents, check and adjust alignment angles, repair tires, and balance wheels. Co-requisite: AUT 141.

 

 

AUT        151          Brake Systems      2              3              0              3

This course covers principles of operation and types, diagnosis, service, and repair of brake systems. Topics include drum and disc brakes involving hydraulic, vacuum boost, hydra-boost, electrically powered boost, and anti-lock and parking brake systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, service, and repair various automotive braking systems. Pre-requisite: AUT 110.

 

AUT        151A       Brakes Systems Lab            0              3              0              1

This course is a lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include drum and disc brakes involving hydraulic, vacuum-boost, hydra-boost, electrically powered boost, and anti-lock, parking brake systems and emerging brake systems technologies. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, service, and repair various automotive braking systems.

Co-requisite:         AUT 151.

 

AUT        161          Basic Automotive Electricity              4              3              0              5

This course covers basic electrical theory, wiring diagrams, test equipment, and diagnosis, repair, and replace­ment of batteries, starters, and alternators. Topics include Ohm's Law, circuit construction, wiring diagrams, circuit testing, and basic troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to properly use wiring diagrams, diagnose, test, and repair basic wiring, battery, starting, charging, and electrical concerns. Pre-requisite: AUT 110.

 

 

 

 

AUT        163          Advanced Automotive Electricity      2              3              0              3

This course covers electronic theory, wiring diagrams, test equipment, and diagnosis, repair, and replacement of electronics, lighting, gauges, horn, wiper, accessories, and body modules. Topics include networking and mod­ule communication, circuit construction, wiring diagrams, circuit testing, and troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to properly use wiring diagrams, diagnose, test, and repair wiring, lighting, gauges, acces­sories, modules, and electronic concerns. Pre-requisite: AUT 161.

 

AUT        163A       Advanced Automotive Electricity Lab               0              3              0              1

This course is a lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include networking and module communication, circuit construction, wiring diagrams, circuit test­ing, troubleshooting and emerging electrical/electronic systems technologies. Upon completion, students should be able to properly use wiring diagrams, diagnose, test, and repair wiring, lighting, gauges, accessories, modules, and electronic concerns. Co-requisite: AUT 163.

 

AUT        171          Automotive Climate Control               2              4              0              4

This course covers the theory of refrigeration and heating, electrical/electronic/pneumatic controls, and diag­nosis/repair of climate control systems. Topics include diagnosis and repair of climate control components and systems, recovery/recycling of refrigerants, and safety and environmental regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the operation, diagnose, and safely service climate control systems using appropriate tools, equipment, and service information. Pre-requisite: AUT 110.

AUT        181          Engine Performance I          2              3              0              3

This course covers the introduction, theory of operation, and basic diagnostic procedures required to restore engine performance to vehicles equipped with complex engine control systems. Topics include an overview of engine operation, ignition components and systems, fuel delivery, injection components and systems and emis­sion control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to describe operation and diagnose/repair basic ignition, fuel and emission related drive ability problems using appropriate test equipment/service information. Pre-requisite: AUT 161.

AUT        181A       Engine Performance I Lab   0              3              0              1

This course is a lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include overviews of engine operation, ignition components and systems, fuel delivery, injection com­ponents and systems and emission control devices and emerging engine performance technologies. Upon comple­tion, students should be able to describe operation and diagnose/repair basic ignition, fuel and emission related drive ability problems using appropriate test equipment/service information. Co-requisite: AUT 181.

 

AUT        183          Engine Performance II         2              6              0              4

This course covers study of the electronic engine control systems, the diagnostic process used to locate engine performance concerns, and procedures used to restore normal operation. Topics will include currently used fuels and fuel systems, exhaust gas analysis, emission control components and systems, OBD II (on-board diagnostics) and inter-related electrical/electronic systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair complex engine performance concerns using appropriate test equipment and service information.

Pre-requisite: AUT 181.

 

AUT        186          PC Skills for Auto Techs     2              2              0              3

This course introduces students to personal computer literacy and Internet literacy with an emphasis on the automotive service industry. Topics include service information systems, management systems, computer-based systems, and PC based diagnostic equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to access information pertaining to automotive technology and perform word processing. Pre-requisite: RED 090, Eng 095, or or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094).

AUT        213          Automotive Servicing 2       1              3              0              2

This course is a lab used as an alternative to co-op placement. Emphasis is placed on shop operations, troubleshooting, testing, adjusting, repairing, and replacing components using appropriate test equipment and service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform a variety of automotive repairs using proper service procedures and to operate appropriate equipment. Pre-requisite: AUT 113.

 

AUT        221          Auto Transmissions/Transaxles        2              3              0              3

This course covers operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automatic transmissions/transaxles. Topics include hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical/electronic operation of automatic drive trains and the use of appropriate service tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operational theory, diagnose and repair automatic drive trains. Pre-requisite: AUT 161.

 

AUT        221A       Auto Transmissions/Transaxles Lab 0              3              0              1

This course is a lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical/electronic operation of automatic drive trains and the use of appropriate service tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair automatic drive trains. Co-requisite: AUT 221.

 

AUT        231          Manual Transmissions/       2              3              0              3

Axles/Drive trains

This course covers the operation, diagnosis, and repair of manual transmissions/transaxles, clutches, drive­shafts, axles, and final drives. Topics include theory of torque, power flow, and manual drive train service and repair using appropriate service information, tools, and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operational theory, diagnose and repair manual drive trains.  Pre-requisite: AUT 110.

 

AUT        231A       Manual Transmissions/       0              3              0              1

Axles/Drivetrains Lab

This course is a lab for the program that is needed to meet NATEF hour standards but does not have a co-op component in the program. Topics include manual drive train diagnosis, service and repair using appropriate ser­vice information, tools, and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair manual drive trains. Co-requisite: AUT 231.

 

AUT        285          Intro to Alternative Fuels    2              2              0              3

This course is an overview of alternative fuels and alternative fueled vehicles. Topics include composition and use of alternative fuels, including compressed natural gas, propane, biodiesel, ethanol, electric, hydrogen, syn­thetic fuels, and vehicles that use alternative fuels. Upon completion, students should be able to identify alternative fuel vehicles, explain how each alternative fuel delivery system works, and make minor repairs.

 

 

 

 

 

Aviation (AVI)

CourseDefinition

AVI 110 Aviation Maintenance-General 10 15 0 15
This course introduces general subjects related to all aspects of aircraft maintenance. Topics include mechanic privileges/limitations; math and physics; basic electricity; aircraft drawings; maintenance forms; fluid lines/fittings; weight and balance; corrosion control; and ground operations. Upon completion, students should be prepared to pass the FAA knowledge, oral, and practical exams for the general portion of the mechanic's certificate with either the airframe or powerplant ratings. Pre-requisite: [RED 090, ENG 095, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094)] and (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050).

AVI 120 Airframe Maintenance I 6 18 0 12
This course covers airframe structures, systems, and components with an emphasis on the different types of aircraft construction and repair methods. Topics include aircraft non-metallic (composite), sheet metal, and wood structures; welding; covering and finishes (dope and fabric); assembly and rigging; and communication and navigation systems. Students should gain the knowledge and skills in these areas to prepare them for the airframe rating for the FAA mechanic's certificate. Pre-requisite: AVI 110.

AVI 130 Airframe Maintenance II 6 9 0 9
This course deals entirely with airframe systems and components. Topics include aircraft electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, landing gear, position, warning, and fuel systems. Upon completion of the course, the student should be prepared to pass the applicable portions of the knowledge, oral, and practical tests of the airframe rating for the FAA mechanic's certificate. Pre-requisite: AVI 110.

AVI 230 Airframe Maintenance III 4 9 0 7
In this final course of the airframe series, the emphasis is on systems and components, culminating with the airframe inspection portion of the course. In addition to the inspection aspects, instrument, cabin environmental control, fire protection, and ice and rain control systems are covered. The student should be prepared to take the applicable portions of the written, oral, and practical examination for the airframe rating on the FAA mechanic's certificate. Prerequisite:
AVI 110.

AVI 240 Powerplant Maintenance I 3 9 0 6
This first course in the powerplant series covers theoretical and practical aspects of the two major types of aircraft propulsion systems, piston and jet engines. Auxiliary power units are also covered, including their relationship to the systems they operate. Upon completion, the student should be knowledgeable of aircraft engines to include maintenance and operation at the level required by the FAA to qualify for a powerplant rating on a mechanic's certificate. Prerequisite: AVI 110.

AVI 250 Powerplant Maintenance II 10 15 0 15
This course emphasizes engine systems and components. Topics include engine instruments and fire protection, electrical, lubrication, fuel, ignition, starting, and fuel metering systems. Students completing this course should be capable of passing appropriate portions of the FAA knowledge, oral, and practical tests for the powerplant rating. Pre-requisite: AVI 110.

AVI 260 Powerplant Maintenance III 5 12 0 9
This final course of the powerplant series covers engine systems and components; propellers and unducted fans; and induction, airflow, cooling, exhaust, and reverser systems. The course culminates with engine inspections. The student should be prepared to pass the applicable portions of the knowledge, oral, and practical exams for the powerplant rating at the completion of this course. Pre-requisite: AVI 110.