Database Management (DBA)

CourseDefinition

DBA      110         Database Concepts                               2                       3                       0                            3
This course introduces database design and creation using a DBMS product. Emphasis is placed on data dictionaries, normalization, data integrity, data modeling, and creation of simple tables, queries, reports, and forms. Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement normalized database structures by creating simple database tables, queries, reports, and forms.

DBA      115         Database Applications                          2                       2                       0                            3
This course applies concepts learned in DBA 110 to a specific DBMS. Topics include manipulating multiple tables, advanced queries, screens and reports, linking, and command files. Upon completion, students should be able to create multiple table systems that demonstrate updates, screens, and reports representative of industry requirements. Pre-requisite: DBA 110.

DBA      120         Database Programming I                      2                       2                       0                            3
This course is designed to develop SQL programming proficiency. Emphasis is placed on data definition, data manipulation, and data control statements as well as on report generation. Upon completion, students should be able to write programs which create, update, and produce reports. Pre-requisites: CIS 115 and DBA 110.

DBA      210         Database Administration                      2                       3                       0                            3
This course covers database administration issues and distributed database concepts. Topics include database administrator (DBA) goals and functions, backup and recovery, standards and procedures, training, and database security and performance evaluations. Upon completion, students should be able to produce functional DBA documentation and administer a database. Pre-requisite: CIS 155.

DBA      230         Database in Corp Environs                  3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers database systems as they relate to the corporate environment. Topics include knowledge-based, decision-support, and expert systems; database choices; data warehousing; and corporate structure. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and recommend database systems needed by a corporation. Pre-requisite: DBA 210.

DBA      240         Database Analysis & Design                2                       3                       0                            3
This course is an exploration of the established and evolving methodologies for the analysis, design, and development of a database system. Emphasis is placed on business data characteristics and usage, managing database projects, prototyping and modeling, and CASE tools. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, develop, and validate a database implementation plan. Pre-requisite: DBA 210.

 

Design Drafting (DDF)

CourseDefinition

DDF      211         Design Process I                                    1                       6                       0                            4
This course emphasizes design processes for finished products. Topics include data collection from manuals and handbooks, efficient use of materials, design sketching, specifications, and vendor selection. Upon completion, students should be able to research and plan the design process for a finished product. Pre-requisite: DFT 111.

DDF      212         Design Process II                                   1                       6                       0                            4
This course stresses the integration of various design practices. Emphasis is placed on the creation of an original design. Upon completion, students should be able to apply engineering graphics and design procedures to a design project. Pre-requisite: DDF 211.

DDF      213         Design Process III                                  1                       6                       0                            4
This course provides an opportunity to produce a complete design project. Topics include materials, production means, analysis, documentation, calculations, and specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a completed design project. Pre-requisite: DDF 212.

Dental (DEN)

CourseDefinition

DEN      101         Preclinical Procedures                          4                       6                       0                            7
This course provides instruction in procedures for the clinical dental assistant as specified by the North Carolina Dental Practice Act. Emphasis is placed on orientation to the profession, infection control techniques, instruments, related expanded functions, and diagnostic, operative, and specialty procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in clinical dental assisting procedures. This is a diploma-level course.

DEN      102         Dental Materials                                     3                       4                       0                            5
This course provides instruction in identification, properties, evaluation of quality, principles, and procedures related to manipulation and storage of operative and specialty dental materials. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and safe application of materials used in the dental office and laboratory. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the laboratory and clinical application of routinely used dental materials. This is a diploma-level course.

DEN      103         Dental Sciences                                     2                       0                       0                            2
This course is a study of oral pathology, pharmacology, and dental office emergencies. Topics include oral pathological conditions, dental therapeutics, and management of emergency situations. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize abnormal oral conditions, identify classifications, describe actions and effects of commonly prescribed drugs, and respond to medical emergencies. This is a diploma-level course.

DEN      104         Dental Health Education                       2                       2                       0                            3
This course covers the study of preventive dentistry to prepare dental assisting students for the role of dental health educator. Topics include etiology of dental diseases, preventive procedures, and patient education theory and practice. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in patient counseling and oral health instruction in private practice or public health settings. This is a diploma-level course.

DEN      105         Practice Management                           2                       0                       0                            2
This course provides a study of principles and procedures related to management of the dental practice. Emphasis is placed on maintaining clinical and financial records, patient scheduling, and supply and inventory control. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate fundamental skills in dental practice management. This is a diploma-level course.

DEN      106         Clinical Practice I                                   1                       0                       12                          5
This course is designed to provide experience assisting in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on the application of principles and procedures of four-handed dentistry and laboratory and clinical support functions. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize classroom theory and laboratory and clinical skills in a dental setting. This is a diploma-level course. Pre-requisites: DEN 101.

DEN      107         Clinical Practice II                                  1                       0                       12                          5
This course is designed to increase the level of proficiency in assisting in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on the application of principles and procedures of four-handed dentistry and laboratory and clinical support functions. Upon completion, students should be able to combine theoretical and ethical principles necessary to perform entry-level skills including functions delegable to a DA II. This is a diploma-level course. Pre-requisite: DEN 106.

DEN      110         Orofacial Anatomy                                2                       2                       0                            3
This course introduces the structures of the head, neck, and oral cavity. Topics include tooth morphology, head and neck anatomy, histology, and embryology. Upon completion, students should be able to relate the identification of normal structures and development to the practice of dental assisting and dental hygiene. Core course: Dental Hygiene & Dental Assisting.

DEN      111         Infection/Hazard Control                      2                       0                       0                            2
This course introduces the infection and hazard control procedures necessary for the safe practice of dentistry. Topics include microbiology, practical infection control, sterilization and monitoring, chemical disinfectants, aseptic technique, infectious diseases, OSHA standards, and applicable North Carolina laws. Upon completion, students should be able to understand infectious diseases, disease transmission, infection control procedures, biohazard management, OSHA standards, and applicable North Carolina laws. Core course: Dental Hygiene & Dental Assisting.

DEN      112         Dental Radiography                              2                       3                       0                            3
This course provides a comprehensive view of the principles and procedures of radiology as they apply to dentistry. Topics include techniques in exposing, processing, and evaluating radiographs, as well as radiation safety, quality assurance, and legal issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the production of diagnostically acceptable radiographs using appropriate safety precautions. Core course: Dental Hygiene & Dental Assisting.

DEN      120         Dental Hygiene Preclinic Lecture        2                       0                       0                            2
This course introduces preoperative and clinical dental hygiene concepts. Emphasis is placed on the assessment phase of patient care as well as the theory of basic dental hygiene instrumentation. Upon completion, students should be able to collect and evaluate patient data at a basic level and demonstrate knowledge of dental hygiene instrumentation. Co-requisite: DEN 121.

DEN      121         Dental Hygiene Pre-clinic Laboratory 0                       6                       0                            2
This course provides the opportunity to perform clinical dental hygiene procedures discussed in DEN 120. Emphasis is placed on clinical skills in patient assessment and instrumentation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to perform specific preclinical procedures. Co-requisite: DEN 120.

DEN      123         Nutrition/Dental Health                         2                       0                       0                            2
This course introduces basic principles of nutrition with emphasis on nutritional requirements and their application to individual patient needs. Topics include the study of the food pyramid, nutrient functions, Recommended Daily Allowances, and related psychological principles. Upon completion, students should be able to recommend and counsel individuals on their food intake as related to their dental health.

DEN      124         Periodontology                                      2                       0                       0                            2
This course provides an in-depth study of the periodontium, periodontal pathology, periodontal monitoring, and the principles of periodontal therapy. Topics include periodontal anatomy and a study of the etiology, classification, and treatment modalities of periodontal diseases. Upon completion, students should be able to describe, compare, and contrast techniques involved in periodontal/maintenance therapy, as well as patient care management. Pre-requisite: DEN 110.

DEN      125         Dental Office Emergencies                   0                       2                       0                            1
This course provides a study of the management of dental office emergencies. Topics include methods of prevention, necessary equipment/drugs, medicolegal considerations, recognition and effective initial management of a variety of emergencies. Upon completion, the student should be able to recognize, assess and manage various dental office emergencies and activate advanced medical support when indicated.

DEN      130         Dental Hygiene Theory I                       2                       0                       0                            2
This course is a continuation of the didactic dental hygiene concepts necessary for providing an oral prophylaxis. Topics include deposits/removal, instrument sharpening, patient education, fluorides, planning for dental hygiene treatment, charting, and clinical records and procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge needed to complete a thorough oral prophylaxis. Pre-requisite: DEN 120. Co-requisite: DEN 131.     
DEN      131         Dental Hygiene Clinic I                          0                       0                       9                            3
This course continues skill development in providing an oral prophylaxis. Emphasis is placed on treatment of the recall patients with gingivitis or light deposits. Upon completion, students should be able to assess these patients' needs and complete the necessary dental hygiene treatment. Pre-requisite: DEN 121. Co-requisite: DEN 130.

DEN      140         Dental Hygiene Theory II                      1                       0                       0                            1
This course provides a continuation of the development, theory, and practice of patient care. Topics include modification of treatment for special needs patients, advanced radiographic interpretation, and ergonomics. Upon completion, students should be able to differentiate necessary treatment modifications, effective ergonomic principles, and radiographic abnormalities. Pre-requisite: DEN 130. Co-requisite: DEN 141.

DEN      141         Dental Hygiene Clinic II                         0                       0                       6                            2
This course continues skill development in providing an oral prophylaxis. Emphasis is placed on treatment of patients with early periodontal disease and subgingival deposits. Upon completion, students should be able to assess these patients' needs and complete the necessary dental hygiene treatment. Pre-requisite: DEN 131. Co-requisite: DEN 140.

DEN      220         Dental Hygiene Theory III                     2                       0                       0                            2
This course provides a continuation in developing the theories and practices of patient care. Topics include periodontal debridement, pain control, subgingival irrigation, air polishing, and case presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of methods of treatment and management of periodontally compromised patients. Pre-requisite: DEN 140. Co-requisite: DEN 221.

DEN      221         Dental Hygiene Clinic III                        0                       0                       12                          4
This course continues skill development in providing an oral prophylaxis. Emphasis is placed on treatment of patients with moderate to advanced periodontal involvement and moderate deposits. Upon completion, students should be able to assess these patients' needs and complete the necessary dental hygiene treatment. Pre-requisite: DEN 141. Co-requisite: DEN 220.

DEN      222         General and Oral Pathology                 2                       0                       0                            2
This course provides a general knowledge of oral pathological manifestations associated with selected systemic and oral diseases. Topics include developmental and degenerative diseases, selected microbial diseases, specific and nonspecific immune and inflammatory responses with emphasis on recognizing abnormalities. Upon completion, students should be able to differentiate between normal and abnormal tissues and refer unusual findings to the dentist for diagnosis. Pre-requisite: BIO 163, BIO 165, or BIO 168.

DEN      223         Dental Pharmacology                            2                       0                       0                            2
This course provides basic drug terminology, general principles of drug actions, dosages, routes of administration, adverse reactions, and basic principles of anesthesiology. Emphasis is placed on knowledge of drugs in overall understanding of patient histories and health status. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize that each patient's general health or drug usage may require modification of the treatment procedures. Co-requisite: BIO 163, BIO 165, or BIO 168.

DEN      224         Materials and Procedures                    1                       3                       0                            2
This course introduces the physical properties of materials and related procedures used in dentistry. Topics include restorative and preventive materials, fabrication of casts and appliances, and chairside functions of the dental hygienist. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the laboratory and/or clinical application of routinely used dental materials and chairside functions. Pre-requisite: DEN 111.

DEN      230         Dental Hygiene Theory IV                     1                       0                       0                            1
This course provides an opportunity to increase knowledge of the profession. Emphasis is placed on dental specialties and completion of a case presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of various disciplines of dentistry and principles of case presentations. Pre-requisite: DEN 220. Co-requisite: DEN 231.

DEN      231         Dental Hygiene Clinic IV                       0                       0                       12                          4
This course continues skill development in providing an oral prophylaxis. Emphasis is placed on periodontal maintenance and on treating patients with moderate to advanced/refractory periodontal disease. Upon completion, students should be able to assess these patients' needs and complete the necessary dental hygiene treatment. Pre-requisite: DEN 221. Co-requisite: DEN 230.

DEN      232         Community Dental Health                    2                       0                       3                            3
This course provides a study of the principles and methods used in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating community dental health programs. Topics include epidemiology, research methodology, biostatistics, preventive dental care, dental health education, program planning, and financing and utilization of dental services. Upon completion, students should be able to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate a community dental health program.
DEN      233         Professional Development                   2                       0                       0                            2
This course includes professional development, ethics, and jurisprudence with applications to practice management. Topics include conflict management, state laws, resumes, interviews, and legal liabilities as health care professionals. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to practice dental hygiene within established ethical standards and state laws.

Design: Creative (DES)

CourseDefinition

DES      225         Textiles/Fabrics                                     2                       2                       0                            3
This course includes the study of woven and non-woven fabrics for interiors. Topics include characteristics of fibers, yarns, weaving, felting, and knitting; processing of leather; and adorning and finishing of interior fabrics. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and use correct terminology for upholstery, window treatments, and rugs/carpets with regard to flammability, performance, and durability.

DES      255         History/Int & Furn I                                3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers interiors, exteriors, and furnishings from ancient Egypt through French Neo-Classicism. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, chronology, and style recognition. Upon completion, students should be able to classify and date interior and exterior architecture and furnishings and be conversant with pertinent vocabulary.

DES      275         Furniture Design & Construction        2                       2                       0                            3
This course introduces contemporary furniture design and construction techniques used in custom and handmade furniture building. Topics include design and manufacturing processes and materials selection for handmade and production, case goods, and upholstery manufacturing. Upon completion, students should be able to design and describe manufacturing processes used in both case goods and upholstered furniture manufacturing.

 

Drafting (DFT)

CourseDefinition

DFT      111         Technical Drafting I                               1                       3                       0                            2
This course introduces basic drafting skills, equipment, and applications. Topics include sketching, measurements, lettering, dimensioning, geometric construction, orthographic projections and pictorials drawings, sections, and auxiliary views. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and apply basic drawing principles and practices. Co-requisites: DFT 151.

DFT      111A      Technical Drafting l Lab                       0                       3                       0                           1
This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance basic drafting skills. Emphasis is placed on practical experiences that enhance the topics presented in DFT 111. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in DFT 111. Co-requisite: DFT 111.

DFT      112         Technical Drafting II                              1                       3                       0                            2
This course provides for advanced drafting practices and procedures. Topics include detailed working drawings, hardware, fits and tolerances, assembly and sub-assembly, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, intersections, and developments. Upon completion, students should be able to produce detailed working drawings. Pre-requisite: DFT 111.

DFT      112A      Technical Drafting II Lab                      0                       3                       0                            1
This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance advance drafting skills. Emphasis is placed on practical experiences that enhance the topics presented in DFT 112. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in DFT 112. Co-requisite: DFT 112.

DFT      119         Basic CAD                                              1                       2                       0                            2
This course introduces computer-aided drafting software for specific technologies to non-drafting majors. Emphasis is placed on understanding the software command structure and drafting standards for specific technical fields. Upon completion, students should be able to create and plot basic drawings.

DFT      151         CAD I                                                       2                       3                       0                            3
This course introduces CAD software as a drawing tool. Topics include drawing, editing, file management, and plotting. Upon completion, students should be able to produce and plot a CAD drawing.
DFT      152         CAD II                                                      2                       3                       0                            3
This course introduces extended CAD applications. Emphasis is placed upon intermediate applications of CAD skills. Upon completion, students should be able to use extended CAD applications to generate and manage drawings. Pre-requisite: DFT 151.

DFT      154         Intro Solid Modeling                              2                       3                       0                            3
This course is an introduction to basic three-dimensional solid modeling and design software. Topics include basic design, creation, editing, rendering and analysis of solid models, and creation of multiview drawings. Upon completion, students should be able to use design techniques to create, edit, render and generate a multiview drawing. Pre-requisite: DFT 151.

DFT        170         Engineering Graphics                           2                       2                       0                            3
This course introduces basic engineering graphics skills and applications. Topics include sketching, selection and use of current methods and tools, and the use of engineering graphics applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic engineering graphics principles and practices. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

DFT      253         CAD Data Management                        2                       2                       0                            3
This course covers engineering document management techniques. Topics include efficient control of engineering documents, manipulation of CAD drawing data, generation of bill of materials, and linking to spreadsheets or databases. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize systems for managing CAD drawings, extract data from drawings, and link data to spreadsheets or database applications. Pre-requisite: DFT 151.

DFT      254         Intermediate Solid Model/Render        2                       3                       0                            3
This course presents a continuation of basic three-dimensional solid modeling and design software. Topics include advanced study of parametric design, creation, editing, rendering and analysis of solid model assemblies, and multiview drawing generation. Upon completion, students should be able to use parametric design techniques to create and analyze the engineering design properties of a model assembly. Pre-requisite: DFT 154.

DFT      259         CAD Project                                           1                       4                       0                            3
This course is a capstone course experience for programs with a focus in computer-aided design. Emphasis is placed on the use of design principles and computer technology in planning, managing, and completing a design project. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and produce engineering documents of a design project, including solid models, working drawings, Bills of Material, annotations, and spreadsheets. Pre-requisite: DFT 154 or ARC 114.

 

Digital Media Technology (DME)

CourseDefinition

DME     110         Intro to Digital Media                             2                       2                       0                            3
This course introduces students to key concepts, technologies, and issues related to digital media. Topics include emerging standards, key technologies and related design issues, terminology, media formats, career paths, and ethical issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the various media formats that are used in digital media technology.

DME     115         Graphic Design Tools                           2                       2                       0                            3
This course provides students with an introduction to creative expression and art/design techniques in a digital environment. Emphasis is placed on designing, creating, editing and integrating visual components consisting of bit-mapped and vector-based images, drawings, banners, text, simple animations, and multiple layers. Upon completion, students should be able to design and produce a range of visual products using digital processing techniques.

DME     120         Intro to Multimedia Applications         2                       2                       0                            3
This course introduces storyboarding and multimedia application design. Topics include vector and bit-mapped graphics, interactive multimedia interfaces, layering techniques, image and animation libraries, and scripting. Upon completion, students should be able to produce basic high-quality interactive multimedia applications. Pre-requisite: DME 110.

DME     130         Digital Animation I                                 2                       2                       0                            3
This course introduces concepts for planning and developing animation sequences. Emphasis will be placed on review of digital animation concepts and exploration of various animation software packages. Upon completion, students should be able to produce simple animations. Pre-requisite: DME 110.

DME     140         Intro to Audio/Video Media                  2                       2                       0                            3
This course is designed to teach students how to manipulate digital and audio content for multimedia applications. Topics include format conversion and a review of current technologies and digital formats. Upon completion, students should be able to modify existing audio and video content to meet a range of production requirements associated with digital media applications. Pre-requisite: DME 110.
DME     210         User Interface Design                           2                       2                       0                            3
This course covers current design approaches and emerging standards related to the design and development of user interfaces. Emphasis is placed on conducting research, and analyzing and reviewing current practices in effective interface design. Upon completion, students should be able to intelligently discuss and evaluate new and existing digital media products in terms of the user interface. Pre-requisite: DME 110.

DME     220         Interactive Multimedia Programming  2                       2                       0                            3
This course is designed to build on concepts developed in DME 120 and teaches students to apply custom programming to develop advanced applications and components. Emphasis is placed on scripting language functionalities associated with a variety of software packages. Upon completion, students should be able to produce advanced, high-quality interactive multimedia applications. Pre-requisite: DME 120.

DME     230         Digital Animation II                                2                       2                       0                            3
This course introduces state-of-the-art 3D animation techniques and concepts. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the features of current animation software. Upon completion, students should be able to produce 3D animations as components of a multimedia application. Pre-requisite: DME 130.

DME     260         Emerging Tech Digital Media               2                       2                       0                            3
This course provides students with the latest technologies and strategies in the field of digital media. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of emerging digital media technologies and presenting those findings to the class. Upon completion, students should be able to critically analyze emerging digital media technologies and establish informed opinions. Pre-requisites: DME 120 and DME 130.

DME     270         Prof Pract Digital Media                        2                       2                       0                            3
This course introduces students to business skills needed to succeed in the digital media workplace. Topics include portfolio development, resume design, and preparation of media contacts. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare themselves and their work for a career in the digital media workplace. Pre-requisites: DME 120 and DME 130.

DME     285         Systems Project                                     2                       2                       0                            3
This course provides an opportunity to complete a significant digital media project from the design phase through implementation with minimal instructor support. Emphasis is placed on project definition, testing, presentation, and implementation. Upon completion, students should be able to complete, maintain and implement a digital media project. Pre-requisites: DME 120 and DME 130.

 

Developmental Mathematics (DMS)

CourseDefinition

Developmental Math Shell Courses:
DMS     001         Developmental Math Shell 1                 .75                    .5                      0                            1
This shell course is designed to hold the last one module needed in the Developmental Math sequence. This course provides an opportunity to customize developmental math content in specific developmental math areas. Content will be one DMA module appropriate to the required level of the student. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their specific developmental math area of content.

DMS     002         Developmental Math Shell 2                 1.5                   1                       0                            2
This shell course is designed to hold the last two modules in a Developmental Math sequence. This course provides an opportunity to customize developmental math content in specific developmental math areas. Content will be two DMA modules appropriate to the required level of the student. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their specific developmental math area of content.

DMS     003         Developmental Math Shell 3                 2.25                  1.5                    0                            3
This shell course is designed to hold three modules in a Developmental Math sequence. This course provides an opportunity to customize developmental math content in specific developmental math areas. Content will be three DMA modules appropriate to the required level of the student. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their specific developmental math area of content.

DMS     004         Developmental Math Shell 4                 3                       2                       0                            4
This shell course is designed to hold four modules in a Developmental Math sequence. This course provides an opportunity to customize developmental math content in specific developmental math areas. Content will be four DMA modules appropriate to the required level of the student. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their specific developmental math area of content.

Description of the Developmental Math Module Curriculum:

DMA     010         Operation with Integers                        .75                    .5                      0                            1
This course provides a conceptual study of integers and integer operations. Topics include integers, absolute value, exponents, square roots, perimeter and area of basic geometric figures, Pythagorean theorem, and use of the correct order of operations.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of pertinent concepts and principles and apply this knowledge in the evaluation of expressions.

DMA     020         Fractions and Decimals                        .75                    .5                      0                            1
This course provides a conceptual study of the relationship between fractions and decimals and covers related problems. Topics include application of operations and solving contextual application problems, including determining the circumference and area of circles with the concept of pi.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the connections between fractions and decimals. Pre-requisite: DMA 010.

DMA     030         Proportion/Ratio/Rate/Percent            .75                    .5                      0                            1
This course provides a conceptual study of the problems that are represented by rates, ratios, percent, and proportions.  Topics include rates, ratios, percent, proportion, conversion of English and metric units, and applications of the geometry of similar triangles.  Upon completion, students should be able to use their understanding to solve conceptual application problems. Pre-requisite: (DMA 010 and DMA 020).

DMA     040         Express/Lin Equat/Inequal                   .75                    .5                      0                            1
This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities.  Emphasis is placed on solving contextual application problems.  Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between simplifying expressions and solving equations and apply this knowledge to problems involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities. Pre-requisite: (DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030).

DMA     050         Graphs/Equations of Lines                  .75                    .5                      0                            1
This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving graphic and algebraic representations of lines.  Topics include slope, equations of lines, interpretation of basic graphs, and linear modeling.  Upon completion, students should be able to solve contextual application problems and represent real-world situations as linear equations in two variables. Pre-requisite: (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, and DMA 040).

DMA     060         Polynomial/Quadratic Applications    .75                    .5                      0                            1
This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving graphic and algebraic representations of quadratics.  Topics include basic polynomial operations, factoring polynomials, and solving polynomial equations by means of factoring.  Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with quadratic applications. Pre-requisite: (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050).

DMA     070         Rational Expressions/Equations         .75                    .5                      0                            1
This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving graphic and algebraic representations of rational equations.  Topics include simplifying and performing operations with rational expressions and equations, understanding the domain, and determining the reasonableness of an answer.  Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with rational applications. Pre-requisite: (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, and DMA 060).

 

DMA     080         Radical Expressions/Equations           .75                    .5                      0                            1
This course provides a conceptual study of the manipulation of radicals and the application of radical equations to real-world problems. Topics include simplifying and performing operations with radical expressions and rational exponents, solving equations, and determining the reasonableness of an answer.  Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with radical applications. Pre-requisite: (DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, DMA 060, and DMA 070).

Drama/Theatre (DRA)

CourseDefinition

DRA      111         Theatre Appreciation                            3                       0                       0                            3
This course provides a study of the art, craft, and business of the theatre. Emphasis is placed on the audience's appreciation of the work of the playwright, director, actor, designer, producer, and critic. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a vocabulary of theatre terms and to recognize the contributions of various theatre artists. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts. Pre-requisite: DRE 098, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094).
DRA      112         Literature of the Theatre                       3                       0                       0                            3
This course provides a survey of dramatic works from the classical Greek through the present. Emphasis is placed on the language of drama, critical theory, and background as well as on play reading and analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to articulate, orally and in writing, their appreciation and understanding of dramatic works. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts. Co-requisite: ENG 111.

DRA      120         Voice for Performance                          3                       0                       0                            3
This course provides guided practice in the proper production of speech for the theatre. Emphasis is placed on improving speech, including breathing, articulation, pronunciation, and other vocal variables. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate effective theatrical speech. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Co-requisite: DRA 111.

DRA    126         Storytelling                                             3                       0                       0                            3
This course introduces the art of storytelling and the oral traditions of folk literature.  Topics include the history of storytelling, its value and purpose, techniques of the storyteller, and methods of collecting verbal art.  Upon completion, students should be able to present and discuss critically stories from the world's repertory of traditional lore.  This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts. Pre-requisite: DRE 098, or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094).

DRA      130         Acting I                                                    0                       6                       0                            3
This course provides an applied study of the actor's craft. Topics include role analysis, training the voice, and body concentration, discipline, and self-evaluation. Upon completion, students should be able to explore their creativity in an acting ensemble. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Co-requisite: DRA 111.

DRA      131         Acting II                                                   0                       6                       0                            3
This course provides additional hands-on practice in the actor's craft. Emphasis is placed on further analysis, characterization, growth, and training for acting competence. Upon completion, students should be able to explore their creativity in an acting ensemble. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite: C or better in DRA 130.

DRA      132         Stage Movement                                    2                       2                       0                            3
This course provides an applied study of selected principles of stage movement for actors. Topics include improvisation, mime, stage combat, clowning, choreography, and masks. Upon completion, students should be able to focus properly on stage, to create characters, and to improvise scenes, perform mimes, fight, clown, juggle, and waltz. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Co-requisite: DRA 111.

DRA      140         Stagecraft I                                             0                       6                       0                            3
This course introduces the theory and basic construction of stage scenery and properties. Topics include stage carpentry, scene painting, stage electrics, properties, and backstage organization. Upon completion, students should be able to pursue vocational and avocational roles in technical theatre. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Co-requisite: DRA 111.

DRA      142         Costuming                                              2                       2                       0                            3
This course covers the techniques of costume construction and crafts processes. Emphasis is placed on learning costuming techniques, using equipment and materials, and finishing production-appropriate costumes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of pattern drafting, construction techniques, and costume fitting procedures. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

DRA      143         Costume Design                                    2                       2                       0                            3
This course covers the analysis, research, design, and problem solving related to costume design. Emphasis is placed on director/designer communication, concepting, research, and rendering of designs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in communication, design process, and rendering. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

DRA      145         Stage Make-up                                       1                       2                       0                            2
This course covers the research, design, selection of materials, and application of stage make-up, prosthetics, wigs, and hairpieces. Emphasis is placed on the development of techniques, style, and presentation of the finished makeup. Upon completion, students should be able to create and apply make-up, prosthetics, and hairpieces. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

DRA      170         Play Production I                                   0                       9                       0                            3
This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of various periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an assigned position with a college theatre production. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

DRA      171         Play Production II                                  0                       9                       0                            3
This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of various periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an assigned position with a college theatre production. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite: C or better in DRA 170.

DRA      240         Lighting for the Theatre                        2                       2                       0                            3
This course is an applied study of theatre lighting and is designed to train theatre technicians. Emphasis is placed on lighting technology including the mechanics of lighting and light control equipment by practical work with lighting equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence with lighting equipment. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite: C or better in DRA 111.

DRA      270         Play Production III                                 0                       9                       0                            3
This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of various periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an assigned position with a college theatre production. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite: C or better in DRA 171.

DRA      271         Play Production IV                                 0                       9                       0                            3
This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of various periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an assigned position with a college theatre production. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite: C or better in DRA 270.

 

 

Developmental Reading (DRE)

CourseDefinition

DRE      096         Integrated Reading and Writing           2.5                    1                       0                            3
This course is designed to develop proficiency in specific integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; these topics are primarily taught at the introductory level using texts primarily in a LexileTM range of 960 to 1115. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of academic and career-related texts and composing effective paragraphs.

DRE      097         Integrated Reading and Writing II        2.5                    1                       0                            3
This course is designed to develop proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; except where noted, these topics are taught at a reinforcement level using texts primarily in a LexileTM range of 1070 to 1220. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply those skills toward understanding a variety of complex academic and career texts and composing essays incorporating relevant, valid evidence. Pre-requisite: DRE 096.

DRE      098         Integrated Reading and Writing III       2.5                    1                       0                            3
This course is designed to develop proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; these topics are taught using texts primarily in the LexileTM range of 1185 to 1385. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of texts at the career and college ready level and toward composing a documented essay. Pre-requisite: DRE 097.

DRE      099         Integrated Reading and Writing III       2.5                    1                       0                            3
This course is designed to develop proficiency in integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies by complementing, supporting and reinforcing material covered in ENG 111. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts; except where noted, these topics are taught using texts primarily in the LexileTM range of 1185 to 1385. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of texts at the career and college ready level and toward composing a documented essay.  Pre-requisite: DRE 097. Co-requisite: ENG 111

Updated 11/19/2014