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    ACCT2628
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    Auditing - This is a study of generally accepted auditing standards used to verify the completeness and reliability of clients' financial statements. It also provides an understanding of the preparation and interpretation of audit reports. The focus of this course is what is required for an independent auditor to provide a quality audit and properly disclose pertinent information to the public. Prerequisite: ACCT2626.
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    ACCT1602
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    Business Technology - This course covers the development of the 'touch' system on 'calculator' keyboards. Students develop speed and accuracy using the touch system for the four basic arithmetic operations and solving business problems. It also introduces the student to techniques required to research accounting issues using a variety of sources. The course covers two components: electronic calculator/computer number keyboard skills and Internet research for accountants.
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    ACCT1605
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    Computerized Accounting Applications - This is an introduction to a computerized accounting system. Students will use QuickBooks to record and process sales and cash receipts; enter and pay bills; process payroll; purchase and manage inventory; and prepare various management reports, including financial statements. Emphasis will be placed on the use of personal computers to process accounting data. The course includes unguided practice sets to apply knowledge and increase comfort and competence with software. Beginning principles of accounting are used.
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    ACCT1507
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    Computerized Accounting for Quickbooks - This is an introduction to a computerized accounting system. Students will use QuickBooks to record and process sales and cash receipts; enter and pay bills; process payroll; purchase and manage inventory; and prepare various management reports, including financial statements. Emphasis will be placed on the use of personal computers to process accounting data.
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    ACCT2621
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    Government and Non-Profit Accounting - This course is an overview of the theory and accounting practices applied in governmental and non-profit organizations. Prerequisite: ACCT1608.
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    ACCT2620
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    Income Tax Applications - This course provides an up-to-date study of the federal income tax laws, regulations, and procedures affecting the preparation of business returns for the federal government. The course examines the Internal Revenue Code as it affects partnerships, and subchapter S and C corporations. Emphasis is not on tax return preparation, instead it is on how income tax laws affect the accounting aspects of business and the use of various resources to assist in finding tax answers. Prerequisite: ACCT2603.
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    ACCT2603
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    Income Tax I - This course provides an up-to-date study of federal income tax laws, regulations, and procedures affecting the preparation of individual federal income tax returns. Pass through entities are introduced along with other business returns.
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    ACCT2601
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    Intermediate Accounting I - This course is an overview of financial accounting and its theoretical foundation. It is a review of the accounting process, the conceptual framework of accounting, and basic financial statements. These areas include the income statements and balance sheets.
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    ACCT2602
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    Intermediate Accounting II - This is the beginning of the study of balance sheet accounts and the principles and standards that apply to those accounts. The development of analytical skills as they are used in analyzing, diagnosing and solving accounting problems in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices is the focus of this course. Present value concepts will be introduced.
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    ACCT2626
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    Intermediate Accounting III - This course is the conclusion of the comprehensive study of the balance sheet, including current liabilities, contingent obligations, investing and financing. Learners are familiarized with special revenue recognition problems, error correction, accounting changes, and financial statement analysis. A focus of this course is the development of analytical skills that are applied in analyzing, diagnosing and solving accounting problems in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
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    ACCT2618
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    Managerial Cost Accounting - This course is a study of the use of cost accounting data as a management tool. Topics covered include controlling material, labor and overhead costs, budgeting, and planning. The focus of this course is the development of analytical skills used to analyze, diagnose and solve cost accounting problems.
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    ACCT1610
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    Microsoft Excel and Access Applications - This is an intermediate level computer course using Microsoft Excel and Access programs. It involves utilization of professional spreadsheet and database application software for business applications.
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    ACCT1613
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    Payroll Accounting - This course provides a study of the various state and federal laws pertaining to payment of salaries and wages. It includes preparation of employment records, payroll registers, employee earnings records, time cards, and state and federal reporting requirements.
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    ACCT2000
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    Principles of Accounting I - This course is an introduction to financial accounting and is designed for both accounting and non-accounting students. Financial accounting is used to communicate information on the company's activities to outside users. Students will use a variety of hands-on learning tools to cover topics that include: recording transactions, preparing financial statements, inventory and merchandising, long-term assets, debt, common equity structures, time value of money concepts and ratio analysis. The course covers all the topics required by the Minnesota State Business AS Transfer Pathway and is a pre-requisite to Intermediate Accounting.
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    ACCT2010
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    Principles of Accounting II - This course is an introduction to managerial accounting. It will focus on the development of reports that internal management will use for making day-to-day decisions about operating a business. The course uses a hands-on approach to learning. Excel spreadsheet models will be developed by students to determine the cost of a product or customer job, to develop a master budget, and to compute the breakeven point of offering a new product or service. This course is a prerequisite to Managerial Cost Accounting (ACCT2618).
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    ACCT2607
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    Spreadsheet Applications - This course covers the use of a computerized spreadsheet system for accounting applications. Topics include writing formulas, completing pre-programmed spreadsheets, and building spreadsheets for various accounting applications.
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    ACCT2642
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    Tax Lab - This is an open lab where learners will be preparing tax returns for low-income individuals as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program funded by the IRS. Learners will be supervised during the lab time, and will also be electronically filing these returns. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
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    ADMN2522
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    Advanced Microsoft Word Techniques - The goal of this course is to introduce learners to intermediate and advanced word processing concepts using Microsoft Word with an emphasis on preparing technical business documents and correspondence. There is development of speed, accuracy, and proofreading skills through production work and timings. The course includes creating templates, macros, tables, section breaks, merges, and outlines, as well as designing letterheads and forms. Concepts taught prepare learners for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Certification exam. Prerequisite: ADMN1513.
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    ADMN1513
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    Keyboarding/Word Processing Skills - This course utilizes a professional word processing system for business applications and concepts. Students learn to keyboard basic memos, business letters, envelopes, and basic reports. Accuracy and speed are stressed.
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    ADMM1640
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    AAPC Coding I - This course teaches the fundamentals of medical coding. Students will learn both diagnosis coding utilizing International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification, 10th revision (ICD-10-CM), and procedural coding utilizing Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). A review of medical terminology and anatomy is also presented. Course content is based on American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)-approved curriculum and prepares students to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination.
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    ADMM1650
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    AAPC Coding II - The student will learn both diagnosis coding utilizing International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification, 10th revision (ICD-10-CM) and procedural coding utilizing Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). The focus centers on coding of the digestive system, urinary system, male and female genital systems, maternity care & delivery, endocrine system, nervous system, anesthesia, radiology, pathology & laboratory, evaluation and management, and the medicine section. A review of medical terminology and anatomy is also presented. Course content is based on American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)-approved curriculum and prepares students to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination.
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    ADMM2620
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    Advanced Medical Coding - Advanced Medical Coding provides a deeper understanding of diagnostic and procedural codes within health care delivery systems, while applying codes concurrently. This course is a continuation of the International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification and Procedural Coding System (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding courses. Codes are presented along with an account of health care billing basics and a description of the interconnectedness of medical coding and billing. Students gain knowledge of real-world scenarios utilizing professional software. Career search and advanced coding certification research are also performed.
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    ADMM1616
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    Basic Health Data Statistics and Analysis - This course is a fundamental study of healthcare statistics and analysis. It will include using basic terms, definitions, and formulas to collect, analyze, and compute health care data and statistics. Basic arithmetic skills and computation is used.
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    ADMM1608
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    Basic Pathology - This course introduces the diagnosis and treatment of the most common diseases and disorders for each body system. It distinguishes between infectious, communicable, congenital, and neoplastic diseases. This course focuses on the nature of the disease, how the physician might diagnose and treat the disease, and the consequences for the patient. An awareness of basic surgical techniques, instruments, and selected procedures is also included. Prerequisite: ADMM1620 Medical Terminology I or permission by instructor.
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    ADMM1605
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    Electronic Health Records - This course introduces the student to both clinical and administrative applications of electronic health records. Students will track patient information flow from registration through billing. Utilizing a leading commercial software, students will explore common electronic functions performed in a medical office, hospital, or other healthcare facility,
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    ADMM2609
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    Health Care Systems and Practices - This course introduces the student to the patient record in acute, outpatient, inpatient, and alternate care settings including electronic health record standards and regulations. The course will also cover differences associated with record-keeping practices in hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, and physician offices.
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    ADMM1660
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    Inpatient Coding - This course introduces the hospital billing process. Coding concepts are reviewed in the context of hospital coding. Examination of the relationship between billing, coding, documentation, claims forms, and reimbursement is presented in various sections to provide an overall view of the connection between various elements in the billing process. Application of codes using the International Classification of Diseases, Procedural Coding System (ICD-10-PCS) and International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) code sets.
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    ADMM2601
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    Introduction to Health Information - This course is a study of recordkeeping practices in healthcare facilities. Emphasis is placed on hospital and medical staff organization, patient record content, quantitative analysis, release of patient information, forms control and design, indexes and registers, reimbursement, regulatory and accrediting agencies, and alternate healthcare delivery systems. The student is given an opportunity to learn about the role of the health information professional and how American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)¿s role is integral to the healthcare delivery system.
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    ADMM1670
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    Medical Billing - This course introduces the student to health insurance and reimbursement. The student will understand the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues, and differences in reimbursement methodologies. The student will learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission and payment processing, and the follow-up process.
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    ADMM2604
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    Medical Office Management - This course broadens organizational, technical, personal, and leadership skills critical to success as office managers in today's medical environment. Learners work with simulation software to act as a medical office manager performing hands-on applied activities. Emphasis is on developing problem solving and decision-making skills as they relate to medical office management.
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    ADMM1624
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    Medical Reception - This course prepares medical office workers for office administrative functions in health care facilities. Study includes scheduling procedures, telephone techniques, and customer service. Learners gain an understanding of administrative assistant procedures and the unique requirements of a medical office.
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    ADMM1620
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    Medical Terminology I - This course analyzes word structure and term definition through word elements common to the healthcare field. A working knowledge of body systems is incorporated with vocabulary building techniques designed to develop skills in spelling, definition, and correct usage of medical terms.
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    ADMM1629
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    Medical Terminology II - This course builds on the learner¿s basic knowledge of body systems and word elements. This comprehensive course in understanding the language of medicine emphasizes the use of medical terminology in the context of medical documents. Vocabulary building techniques emphasize spelling, definitions, abbreviations, and medical report analysis.
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    ADMM2605
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    Medicolegal and Reimbursement Issues - This course introduces the principles of medical law and ethics and prepares the learner to handle financial transactions of a medical office. Daily bookkeeping procedures, billing and collection techniques, and insurance claim submission are explored in both manual and electronic venues.
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    ASL 1400
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    American Sign Language I - In this introductory American Sign Language I (ASL) course, students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate in American Sign Language. ASL I is an introductory level course that establishes a novice range of communication skills. This course emphasizes the cultural practices distinct to those that approach the world from a visual perspective (basic vocabulary, use of facial expression, language features, and grammatical structures). Topics include: historical events that have impacted the language and culture of the D/deaf community; the distinct cultural practices; and, comparison of language features.
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    ASL 1410
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    American Sign Language II - In this American Sign Language II (ASL) course, students will continue to develop practical skills and fundamental grammar knowledge required for successful interactions within the Deaf Community. Students will have the ability to use sign language appropriate within a deaf cultural context, including attention-getting strategies, use of facial expressions to produce meaning, using politically correct terminology, and behavioral norms/values. Examination of traditions and values unique to the Deaf Community will allow students to apply a comparative perspective to cross-cultural experiences.
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    ASL 1405
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    American Sign Language Lab I - This lab course option for American Sign Language (ASL) I is designed to develop students¿ non-verbal communication skills through ASL practice. Students will use finger spelling, basic vocabulary, facial expressions, gesturing, and appropriate grammatical structures.
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    ASL 1415
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    American Sign Language Lab II - This course is a lab course option for American Sign Language (ASL) II and is designed to develop students' non-verbal communication skills through ASL practice. Students will use finger spelling, basic vocabulary, facial expressions, gesturing, and appropriate grammatical structures. The course focuses on a higher level of fluency and complexity in dialog than ASL I lab.
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    ART 1475
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    Digital Photography - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 6. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of digital photography, including operation (camera features), aesthetics/composition, and presentation (digital editing techniques) through basic introduction of Photoshop software. Prerequisite: Students must supply their own digital camera, have a working knowledge of the Windows (or Macintosh) platform, and be able to download and transfer images using CD's or jump drives.
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    ART 1451
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    Drawing I - This studio course introduces learners to the fundamentals of drawing. The course will present a variety of subjects related to still life, figure, and perspective to explore observational and application techniques. No prior drawing experience required.
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    ART 1450
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    Life Drawing I - Meets MN Transfer Goal Area 6. This is an introductory drawing course where students learn the global skills of drawing. Students learn to see as an artist sees. Drawing teaches the artist to see light, shadow, shapes, and edges in the things being drawn and in all subjects created.
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    ART 1420
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    Modern Design & Theory - In this course learners will survey major art and design movements and key figures from the mid-nineteenth century through the present, with emphasis on theory and practice from 1945 through today. Learners will explore cultural and political priorities and their contributions to design in the past and today.
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    ART 1408
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    Survey of Western Art & Culture - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 6. This course is an overview of the major civilizations that influenced the historical development of western art, architecture, and culture.
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    AIDA1400
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    Excel Analytics - Learners will create and format Excel worksheets and associated charts and tables. Advanced concepts include using formulas and functions; performing logic tests; creating and analyzing data tables; importing and consolidating information; creating, querying, and sorting tables; analyzing worksheets; and using Power Tools for data analysis.
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    AVIA1500
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    Introduction to Aviation - This course provides the learner an introduction to the aviation industry. The learner will develop an understanding of aviation careers and the various sectors within. The learner will develop a knowledge of the history of aviation, its economic impact, and technological advancements and trends along with an understanding of how these have shaped today's aviation industry.
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    AVIA1510
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    Private Pilot Ground Course - This course prepares a learner to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot knowledge exam and oral exam as conducted by the FAA or a designee. It includes regulations related to private pilots, aircraft airworthiness requirements, an overview of the National Airspace System, cross country flight planning and navigation, aircraft aerodynamics, aircraft performance planning, aircraft weight and balance planning, as well as human factors as it relates to flying in both day and night conditions. If a learner chooses to pursue flight training after passing this class, they will have a satisfactory understanding of all ground-based knowledge and will be prepared to take the FAA Private Pilot knowledge exam.
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    AVIA1600
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    Unmanned Aircraft Systems Knowledge - This course prepares learners with the knowledge required to safely operate a Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drone) System (sUAS), and prepare students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft General ¿ Small (UAG) knowledge exam needed to obtain their Remote Pilot Certificate under FAA Part 107. If a learner chooses to pursue obtaining their certificate, they will have a satisfactory understanding of all ground-based knowledge.
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    BHHS2100
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    Internship - This course provides the student with a purposeful occupational experience. Site selection is based on each student's area of interest in conjunction with the instructor's approval to provide experience related to the skills and knowledge acquired in the program. This 4-credit course requires 192 hours of on-site experience. Students will gain professionalism and enhance leadership skills, integrate and apply skills and knowledge in the work environment. A background study from the internship site must be on file. Prerequisite: Instructor approval required.
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    BIOL1416
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    Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3 and studies the human body's structure and function by body systems. Units include basic chemistry; structure and functions of cells; tissues; the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous systems; and special senses. Additional units of study include the structure and function of the endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems. Lab experience is included.
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    BIOL1450
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    General Biology I - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3. This course is designed as an introduction to the basic life process at the cellular level, including biological molecules, energy and enzyme metabolism, cell types, cell structure and function, cell communication division and regulation, and classical and molecular genetics. Laboratory work including microscopy will be performed. Prerequisite: Previous courses in biology and a basic knowledge of chemistry is recommended.
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    BIOL1452
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    General Biology II - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3 and 10. This course examines the diversity of life, evolutionary theory, and ecology. Specific topics include speciation, the history of life on Earth, the diversity and structures of living organisms, species distributions and interactions, and ecosystems. Human effects on species and ecosystems will be discussed in the context of conservation biology. Previous completion of BIOL 1450 is recommended but not required. Prerequisite(s): College level reading on placement test or a minimum grade of "C" is required in READ 0900.
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    BIOL2230
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    Genetics - This course is a study of inheritance using classical Mendelian genetics and modern theories of inheritance. Genetic principles at a molecular, cellular, organismal, and population level, including topics of gene and chromosomal abnormalities, gene mapping and genetic recombination, and genetic engineering are examined. Students will explore and reflect on ethical dimensions of political, social, and personal life implications surrounding genetic testing and genetic modification in human and non-human examples. This genetics course includes a laboratory which further explores molecular and classical genetic techniques. Recommended for students majoring in biology and health-related areas.
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    BIOL1417
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    Human Anatomy & Physiology I - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3. This course provides the learner with an understanding, knowledge, and application skills needed in the area of anatomy and physiology. Students recognize and apply anatomical and medical terminology descriptions of cellular and tissue anatomy and physiology. Foundational skills are then directed toward gaining an understanding of the organs constituting the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous, systems. The normal structure and function of these organ systems are emphasized. Where appropriate, dissections, symptoms, laboratory signs and diagnosis of system pathology are used to illuminate normal processes. Prerequisite: College-level reading score on placement test or READ0900 (College Prep Reading).
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    BIOL1419
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    Human Anatomy and Physiology II - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3. This course provides the learner with understanding, knowledge, and application skills needed in the area of anatomy and physiology. Learners apply anatomical and medical terminology and an understanding of cellular and tissue anatomy and physiology toward gaining an understanding of the organs constituting respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, and lymphatic systems. The normal structure and function of these organ systems are emphasized. Lab experience is included. Dissections, symptoms, laboratory signs, and diagnosis of system pathology are used to illuminate normal processes where appropriate. Prerequisite: BIOL1417.
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    BIOL1410
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    Introduction to Biology I - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3. This course includes an understanding and evaluation of the scientific method, an understanding of body nourishment and the body's ability to transform nourishment into energy, and an evaluation of fat intake. Units of study include the science of genetics (including DNA structure), replication, and gene expression. The course also investigates the genetic relationship to cancer and genetically modified organisms. Units of study investigate the evidence for evolution and natural selection. Lab experience is included.
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    BIOL1411
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    Introduction to Biology II - This course provides the learner with a broad introduction to principles and theories in biology. It includes an investigation into the biodiversity, classification of species, and ecology of life. This course addresses the fundamentals of conservation, including the impacts of humans on the environment. Lab experience is included.
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    BIOL2225
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    Microbiology - This course is a study of microorganisms and their relationships to health and disease. The nomenclature, structure, physiology, genetics, and mechanisms of pathogenesis associated with the disease agents of bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa, and helminthes are covered in the course. Topics also include epidemiology, mutations, and the mechanisms of antibiotics. Integrated lab includes microscopic examination of bacteria, fungi, and parasites, the identification and culturing of bacteria, and the sensitivity of bacteria to antibiotics. Students with prior biology experience tend to be more successful, suggested prerequisites are Intro to Biology, General Biology I, Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, Anatomy & Physiology I, AP High School Biology, or equivalent biology courses.
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    BIOL1431
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    People and the Environment Lab - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3. When this course is taken with BIOL1430 (lecture), it meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3 and 10. The lab focuses on giving learners an understanding of how environmental issues and problems are studied and sampled in the field. Numerous field trips to different sites in Douglas County (or provided visual images) allow sampling and visual observation of activities affecting the environment.
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    BIOL1413
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    Plant Biology - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3 and 10. This course is designed for both non-science and science majors. The course covers the structure and physiology of plants, their diversity, adaptations to the environment, and their evolutionary and ecological relationships. Also included is the human influence affecting the plant aspect of the environment and solutions to environmental challenges. Laboratory work is included.
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    BIOL1435
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    Principles of Nutrition - This course will introduce students to MyPlate, the six major nutrients, and nutrition throughout the life cycle. It includes the process of digestion, Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), nutrition labeling, food fallacies, and calculation of nutrition requirements. Common health issues related to nutritional status are covered, as well as eating disorders, sports nutrition, and food-borne illness. The course will address concerns regarding our food supply. Students will have a lab-like experience tracking, measuring, calculating and analyzing their diet and presenting the results in a written analytical report.
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    BUS 2200
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    Business Law - This course examines the principles of law related to business, legal institutions in society, business ethics, and business organization structure. Emphasis will be placed on the American legal system as it relates to ethics in a business environment, contracts, product liability, dispute resolution, principal and agent relationships, and business organizational structure. Prerequisite(s): None
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    BUS 2210
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    Entrepreneurship - Planning increases the likelihood of a successful organization venture. Learners will discover the keys to successful organization development in this class. Learners will develop an organization concept, examine external influences that impact the organization, and construct a plan to meet challenges and achieve organizational objectives.
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    BUS 1200
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    Financial Markets - This course explores financial markets from the view point of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The course looks at capital markets in a context of understanding trading, managing customers' accounts, and identifying prohibited activities. Learners will understand how government oversite and regulations affect the agent's work relating to customers' needs.
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    BUS 1100
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    Financial Products - This course explores financial products and services offered by financial institutions and brokers. The course explores matching financial products with customers to create a financial portfolio. Learners create and track a hypothetical investment portfolio and identify financial products to meet customer needs.
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    BUS 2220
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    Principles of Management - Learners gain an understanding of business management concepts and the history of management. The learner explores the changing environment of business and its effect on business and managerial processes.
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    CRLT1440
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    Communicating for Results - This course offers a more rigorous introduction to communication skills and documents that are essential to successful job seeking. The focus of this course is the construction of professional resumes, letters of application, and miscellaneous communication related skills necessary for securing employment. The principles and techniques of the employment interview are practiced by learners in mock interviews. Additionally, the elements of professionalism, business communication, networking and the like are utilized in a series of written and oral presentations.
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    CRLT1439
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    Job Seeking / Keeping Skills - This course deals with communication skills and documents that are essential to successful employment application. The focus of this course is the construction of professional resumes, letters of application, and miscellaneous communication related skills necessary for securing employment. The principles and techniques of the employment interview are practiced by learners in mock interviews.
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    CARP1641
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    Architectural Drafting - In this course, students receive basic instruction in the areas of architectural drafting, blueprint reading, and estimating.
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    CARP2520
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    Blueprint Reading - The purpose of this course is to teach underlying principles of basic structure of the different types of typical buildings. Students develop communication skills in reading plans and specifications for residential and light commercial construction. The focus of this course is blueprint reading skills. The language of blueprint reading is presented in lecture and through the text. Prerequisite: CARP1510, CARP1538, and CARP1641.
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    CARP1647
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    Cabinet Making - Learners study and make working drawings, plan for efficiency, select styles, layout cabinets, and estimate materials. Students learn basic tools and wood joints, make and interpret drawings, and construct a mock-up cabinet project. They also build and install residential cabinets and install countertops.
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    CARP2620
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    Computerized Architectural Drafting - This course introduces students to Computer Assisted Design and Drafting (CADD) using Chief Architect. Basic commands and software techniques, materials lists, and eventual estimation of a project are covered. Learners draft small scale projects, single family dwellings, and multilevel living drawings. Prerequisite: CARP1538 and CARP1641.
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    CARP2612
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    Computerized Estimating - This course uses a software program designed for contractors that is based on Microsoft Excel. Students learn the basics of using computer spreadsheets and learn how to create a personalized automated spreadsheet estimating program. The student learns how to operate this program and perform a house estimating project utilizing the software. Prerequisite: CARP2635.
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    CARP2540
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    Computerized Management - Learners use computers to estimate materials, labor, bidding, and job cost for residential and commercial construction. This course focuses on the various computer estimating programs available to contractors. In addition, there is a focus on the construction business and the problems builders have in maintaining a good set of useful books. Learners utilize a computer accounting program designed especially for the construction industry. Prerequisite: CARP1510, CARP1538, and CARP1641.
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    CARP2541
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    Construction Safety & Minnesota Construction Law - Learners examine the international residential code as it applies to residential practices. OSHA regulations covering construction and job site safety are covered. Prerequisite: CARP1631.
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    CARP2635
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    Estimating - Students estimate materials and labor for residential construction from the foundation through the finishing. This course presents the theory that residential construction is a highly competitive business, and the success or failure of any builder begins with the accuracy of his/her cost estimate for each individual job. Prerequisite: CARP1510 and CARP1538.
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    CARP1533
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    Foundations and Concrete - This is a study of footings and foundations. Techniques, procedures, and practices for concrete block, poured walls, and flatwork are studied. Building forms for flatwork, walls, and wood foundations are studied. Students learn basic tools, usage, care, and forming techniques. This course is a prerequisite for CARP1538.
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    CARP1510
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    Framing and Construction I - This course includes studying the different types of floor, wall, and roof framing; exterior trim; and finish. A large portion of the course is spent on remodeling techniques. Students learn basic terminology and techniques that apply to the trade.
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    CARP1538
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    Framing and Construction II - In this course, learners study different types of interior and exterior finishes. A large portion of this course is spent on remodeling techniques. This course is a prerequisite for the second year of the Carpentry program.
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    CARP2704
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    Internship - Internship is a supervised student occupational experience (SOE) at an approved employment training station. Forty-eight hours of SOE are required for each internship credit. The working situation is consistent with the student's career goals and program objectives. The internship provides students the opportunity to experience full-time (30 hours per week or greater), paid, business and industry entry level, training related student occupational work experience, while simultaneously having the advantage of being supervised by a program instructor/coordinator. Any modifications to this internship policy must be endorsed by the program advisor and approved by Academic Affairs. Prerequisite: Completion of first three semesters.
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    CARP1621
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    Shop I - This course provides learners instruction in assembling floor, wall, and roof sections. Some concrete work is also introduced. Learners are introduced to building practices, tools of the trade, and work habits.
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    CARP1622
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    Shop II - Learners will learn how to construct different types of floors and walls and roof framing and exterior finishes. Learners will do floor, wall, and roof framing as they begin to build a house. Prerequisite: CARP1621.
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    CARP1623
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    Shop III - Learners build projects, including framing, interior, and exterior finish. Learners lay out, fabricate, and install cabinets including countertops. Prerequisite: CARP1622.
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    CARP1624
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    Shop IV - Learners conduct finishing carpentry work on a house project. They also build stairs and research optional construction practices and systems. Remodeling is also done, if possible. The learners build and install cabinets and also fabricate and install countertops. Prerequisite: CARP1623.
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    CARP2625
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    Shop V - This course is a hands-on construction project that focuses on residential construction. The work is done on site. Prerequisite: CARP1624.
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    CARP2626
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    Shop VI - In this course, students experience hands-on house building from the sill to finishing the exterior. The focus of this course is to put into practice all the principles of carpentry taught in prior classes dealing with the framing of non-load bearing and load bearing requirements of a house. Mock-ups are also used to create a variety of construction projects for additional work experience. This advantage class gives students the opportunity to work alone on projects. Prerequisite: CARP2625.
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    CARP2627
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    Shop VII - This course provides hands-on experience in cabinets and finishing the interior of a home. The focus of this course is to put into practice all the principles of carpentry taught in prior classes dealing with finishing of the interior of a house. Prerequisite: CARP2626.
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    CARP2628
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    Shop VIII - This course is a continuation of CARP2627. The student continues hands-on experience in the construction and installation of cabinets and finishing interior and exterior house trim.
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    CARP1631
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    Tool Safety & First Aid - Learners study safe work habits and basic first aid, including CPR. This course demonstrates how to use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools, and woodworking machines in a safe and efficient manner. The builder's level and transit is studied and used. This course is a prerequisite for any other course that requires the use of the previously mentioned tools and/or machines. This course is required for graduation.
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    CHEM1406
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    Fundamentals of Chemistry - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas 2 and 3. This course provides the learner with an understanding of the principles and theories of chemistry. It includes concepts of inorganic chemistry, basic rules of valence, atomic and molecular structure, laws of chemical combination, types of reactions, and gas laws. It also introduces the learner to concepts of solutions, acids and bases and chemical equilibrium. Lab experience is included.
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    CHEM1500
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    General Chemistry I - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas 2 and 3. This course provides the learner with an understanding of the principles and theories of inorganic, physical, solution, and gas phase chemistry. It includes general chemistry principles of atomic structure; stoichiometry; solutions; bonding; thermochemistry; electronic structure; periodic properties of the elements; properties of solids, liquids and gases; molecular geometry; and intermolecular forces. The laboratory component introduces relevant techniques, methods, and instrumentation. This course is intended for chemistry majors and minors, biology majors, and pre-professional students. Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHEM1406) is recommended but not required. Prerequisites: College level mathematics score on a placement test or a minimum grade of "C" in Intermediate Algebra (MATH0431).
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    CHEM1505
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    General Chemistry II - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas 2 & 3. This course provides the learner with a continued development of the principles and theories of inorganic, physical, solution, and gas phase chemistry begun in CHEM 1500. It includes general chemistry principles of intermolecular forces; solutions; solids; kinetics; chemical, acid-base, and solubility equilibria; thermodynamics; electrochemistry; and nuclear chemistry. The laboratory component introduces techniques, methods, and instrumentation to further the content taught in lecture. Intended for chemistry majors and minors, biology majors, and pre-professional students.
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    CHEM1410
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    Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3. This course provides the learner with an understanding of the principles and theories of organic and biochemistry. It includes concepts of organic chemistry and biochemistry including properties of organic compounds, nomenclature, functional groups, basic organic reactions, an exploration of biochemicals, and metabolic pathways. Lab experience is included. Prerequisite: College level reading score on a placement test or a minimum grade of "C" in College Prep Reading (READ0900).
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    COAR1513
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    2D Foundations - This introductory course explores the elements and principles of two-dimensional art and design. Through a series of exercises, learners develop familiarity and confidence in foundational concepts related to color and layout.
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    COAR1540
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    3D Foundations - This is an introductory course to three-dimensional art and design concepts and processes. Learners will observe and demonstrate knowledge of the elements and principles of three-dimensional design through a series of hands-on exercises. Learners will explore cultural and historical applications of three-dimensional art and design.
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    COAR1614
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    Communication Design I - This is a basic course using principles and processes of design to produce advertising for products, services, and ideas. The student uses traditional design tools and basic design principles to create advertising solutions for the marketplace.
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    COAR1615
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    Communication Design II - In this course, learners build on their design foundation and begin to generate more intricate designs and creative solutions, especially related to advertising design. This course is the foundation for understanding layout tactics and creative strategies before advancing to complex brand solutions.
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    COAR2515
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    Communication Design III - In this course learners explore the concept of branding, including the intricacies of mark making and its rich history. Students move from creating logos and symbols to implementing complex brand identity campaigns.
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    COAR2525
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    Communication Design IV - In this course, the learner practices three-dimensional package construction. Through exercises and assignments, students will explore various folds and cuts. In addition, students develop proficiency in reading and creating package design files according to specification.
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    COAR1710
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    Design Production I - In this introductory course, learners explore the life of the working designer. Set up as a cooperative agency-like environment incorporating both first and second-year students, this course helps student designers navigate the pressures of the workplace. Learners will ensure proper file output related to proofing and printing, demonstrate proficiency with file naming and sharing, and efficiently implement feedback in revision processes.
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    COAR1720
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    Design Production II - In this course, learners continue to build competencies for the professional design workplace. In the same cooperative agency-like environment as the foundational course, learners work with peers to build confidence in outputting their designs to meet the increasingly complex demands of each project. They will become more independent in establishing proper file formats, outputting designs according to specifications, and understanding production limitations that should inform pre-production work.
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    COAR2530
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    Design Production III - In this course learners will continue fostering their workplace skills in meeting production targets as well as client briefs. They will work to complete their own projects while also exploring leadership roles in project management and art direction.
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    COAR2535
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    Design Production IV - In this course learners will expand their experience in managing projects and providing art direction. They will evaluate project budgets, compare billing practices, and invoice clients.
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    COAR2522
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    Design Tech IV - This course introduces learners to animation and focuses on the examination of concepts and storyboards for basic animation production. Emphasis will be on creating movement and expression utilizing traditional or electronically-generated image sequences. The course includes design, storyboarding, stop-motion, character animation, and motion graphics. Students are given a working knowledge of animation techniques necessary to design animation sequences.
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    COAR1512
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    Design Technology I - In this course, learners will become familiar with the industry standard software for page layout design. Through a series of design tasks, students develop fluency in the application interface as well as experiment with a variety of effects and styles.
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    COAR1522
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    Design Technology II - In this course, learners explore and become proficient with the industry standard software for photo manipulation and raster-based illustration. Exercises and assignments encourage thoughtful use of software tools and techniques.
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    COAR2512
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    Design Technology III - In this course, learners establish a working familiarity with industry-standard vector graphics software. Through execution of exercises and assignments, learners develop technical drawing skills with new tools and techniques as well as enhance design abilities.
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    COAR2570
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    Illustration Approaches I - In this course, learners become familiar with the illustrative process and the ways in which design and illustration intersect. Learners will research topics, explore techniques, and approach illustrative problem-solving from a designer¿s perspective.
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    COAR2580
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    Illustration Approaches II - In this course learners build on their illustrative foundation and begin to solve complex problems. Considering the final design composition, students will research and explore mediums based on their contextual needs. Both traditional and digital approaches will be used.
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    COAR2510
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    Portfolio I - In this course learners discuss employment opportunities in the art and design industry and how individual skills and expertise relate to different positions. Learners will develop various digital and print materials related to job seeking in the industry.
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    COAR2524
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    Portfolio II - In this course the learner will evaluate and determine which samples to include in their portfolio, considering their career or higher education aspirations. Learners will practice presenting pieces both in person and online, demonstrating the knowledge and skills they have acquired in attaining their degree. Learners will continue their job-seeking skills related to interview preparedness and discuss industry practices related to operating a design business.
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    COAR2550
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    Web/UI Design Approaches I - This course prepares learners to apply the elements and principles of design to web and app solutions. Learners are introduced to front-end development languages and begin to understand the basics of user-centered and responsive web design.
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    COAR2560
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    Web/UI Design Approaches II - In this course, learners build on their foundation of responsive web design techniques and begin to create more complex solutions. Learners will deepen their understanding of user-centered design while creating prototypes, and will also gain familiarity with Content Management Systems.
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    COMM1500
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    Communication - This course emphasizes the importance of enhancing leadership skills through the communication process. The information in this course focuses on understanding people and the principles of written and oral interactions to include writing, editing, reading, speaking, and listening. Individual and team success depends on the ability of individuals to work cohesively. Effective teams have the ability to achieve far more than those who are not working well together. As a leader, it is important to have the knowledge and ability to build a strong team. This course will cultivate that ability by giving students insight into team influencers such as who they are as a leader, personality types, and group dynamics. This course will develop the skills to speak and write with clarity. This course is used to transcript Credit for Prior Learning in the College of Enlisted Military Education, Marine Corps University. Communication Series 6100 A-I.
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    COMM1610
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    Communication - This course emphasizes the importance of enhancing leadership skills through the communication process. The information in this course focuses on understanding people and the principles of written and oral interactions to include writing, editing, reading, speaking, and listening. Individual and team success depends on the ability of individuals to work cohesively. Effective teams have the ability to achieve far more than those who are not working well together. As a leader, it is important to have the knowledge and ability to build a strong team. This course will cultivate that ability by giving students insight into team influencers such as who they are as a leader, personality types, and group dynamics. This course will develop the skills to speak and write with clarity. This course is used to transcript Credit for Prior Learning in the College of Enlisted Military Education, Marine Corps University. Communication Series 6100 A-I.
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    COMM2409
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    Communication and Films We Watch - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal 6. This course examines how our communication is influenced through film. The course will challenge students to develop skills of perceptive viewing of films while providing students the ability to discuss the impact rhetoric has in films. Students will be required to watch several films throughout the course, participate actively in discussions and write critically about the films, both informally and formally.
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    COMM2414
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    Conflict Resolutions Through Communications - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas 1 and 7. This course examines the principles of conflict situations and discusses the communication methods of effective conflict management and resolution. Conflict situations examined will be varied and may include anything from romantic relationships to workplace conflicts. Students will be required to participate actively in discussions and write critically about conflict management, both informally and formally. Prerequisite: ENGL1410 or ENGL1460.
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    COMM1437
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    Intercultural Communication - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas 1 and 7. Because multinational business is now the norm, intercultural communication will provide you with an overview of the problems, issues, and processes involved in communicating with people of different countries and nationalities to increase understanding of the global village work place. We will also explore sub-cultural differences within our nations borders to better understand others by studying our own culture and value system. This course will provide a foundation for your improved intercultural communication skills.
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    COMM1435
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    Interpersonal Communication - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 1.This course assists students in improving their one-on-one communication skills at both a professional and personal level. Learners analyze the common variables of interpersonal communications and learn techniques to overcome barriers to effective communication.
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    COMM9000
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    Sexual Violence Prevention Training - Sexual violence prevention training
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    COMM1485
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    Social Media Communication - This course examines the history, rise, and growth of social media in the 21st century. Students will study how social media impacts communication in our social, political, and cultural worlds. Students will develop an understanding of effective and ethical communication practices with a variety of interactive web tools such as Facebook, X, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, blogs, and podcasts.
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    CVNP2603
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    Advanced Network Operating System - This is an advanced course in network operating systems concepts. Students gain experience in working with server-based roles and services to support an enterprise environment. Hands-on activities will include configuring virtual servers for use as Domain Name Service, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, IP Address Management, Remote Access, and Distributed File System services. Pre-requisite CVNP 1620.
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    CVNP1603
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    Cisco 1 - This is the first course in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching curriculum. This introductory course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. This course addresses the principles and structure of Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for understanding networks. Students will be able to build simple Local Area Networks (LAN), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Required hardware: Windows-based PC required with the operating system Windows 10 or higher. Chromebooks or other personal devices are not compatible with all required coursework. Required software: Office 365 or Office Professional 2019. Contact the instructor directly with any compatibility questions.
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    CVNP1612
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    Cisco 2 - This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. Students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with Routing Information Protocol v1 (RIP), RIP next generation (RIPng), single-area and multi-area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN), and inter-VLAN routing in both Internet Protocol (IP) v4 and IPv6 networks. Required hardware: Windows-based PC required with the operating system Windows 10 or higher. Chromebooks or other personal devices are not compatible with all required coursework. Required software: Office 365 or Office Professional 2019. Contact the instructor directly with any compatibility questions.
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    CVNP2606
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    Cisco 3 - This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in large and complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) in both Internet Protocol v4 and 6 (IPv4) and (IPv6) networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) in a small-to-medium sized network. Required hardware: Windows-based PC required with the operating system Windows 10 or higher. Chromebooks or other personal devices are not compatible with all required coursework. Required software: Office 365 or Office Professional 2019. Contact the instructor directly with any compatibility questions.
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    CVNP2626
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    Computer Hardware - Throughout this course students will learn all of the technical skills necessary to become an A+ certified technician. These skills will be learned through a series of hands-on lab exercises designed to teach and improve personal computer (PC) configuration and troubleshooting skills that are necessary to function as a PC support or helpdesk technician.
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    CVNP2655
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    Cyber Forensics - This course explores security incidents and intrusions, including identifying and categorizing incidents, responding to incidents, log analysis, network traffic analysis, various tools, and creating an incident response team. Required hardware: Windows-based PC required with the operating system Windows 10 or higher. Chromebooks or other personal devices are not compatible with all required coursework. Required software: Office 365 or Office Professional 2019. Contact the instructor directly with any compatibility questions.
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    CVNP2625
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    Defensive Security - This course is designed to present a more advanced exposure to computer security for all users, from business professionals to students to home users. As computers and networks come under constant attacks today by hackers, computer security has become critical. This course provides a hands-on approach to computer and network security through discussion and a wide variety of tools used in the cyber-security field. Required hardware: Windows-based PC required with the operating system Windows 10 or higher. Chromebooks or other personal devices are not compatible with all required coursework. Required software: Office 365 or Office Professional 2019. Contact the instructor directly with any compatibility questions.
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    CVNP1620
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    Enterprise Operating System I - In this course, the students learn the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server Infrastructure into an existing enterprise environment. This academic course is mapped to 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam skills, including the recent R2 objectives. This course prepares students to prove mastery of core services such as Active Directory and networking services.
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    CVNP1601
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    Linux Administration - This course introduces the student to the Linux operating system. Students learn by using both basic and intermediate commands to navigate the file system and to use applications within the operating system. Students learn to install, configure, and troubleshoot the operating system in an enterprise work environment that may contain a mixture of operating systems. Required hardware: Windows-based PC required with the operating system Windows 10 or higher. Chromebooks or other personal devices are not compatible with all required coursework. Required software: Office 365 or Office Professional 2019. Contact the instructor directly with any compatibility questions.
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    CVNP1604
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    Networking Essentials - This course provides learners with a broad foundational understanding of networking. It is suitable for anyone interested in a career in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The primary emphasis is on introductory networking knowledge. This course introduces basic skills that are useful for a home or a small office home office (SOHO) network. This course includes hands-on activities that expand on the course material presented. Required hardware: Windows-based PC required with the operating system Windows 10 or higher. Chromebooks or other Apple devices are not compatible. Required software: Office 365 or Office Professional 2019.
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    CVNP2645
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    Offensive Security - This course combines an ethical hacking methodology with the hands-on application of security tools to better help students secure their systems. Students are introduced to common countermeasures that can reduce and/or mitigate attacks.
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    CVNP2646
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    Python/JSON - This course is designed to provide an introduction to the functions around creation and implementation of the Python scripting language. The learner will be able to evaluate varying data types, Input/Output systems, values, modules, strings, objects, and structures that support utilizing Python successfully. This course is intended for students looking to better understand how to utilize Python in all environments.
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    CVNP2639
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    Scripting and Command Line - This course offers a complex study of the functions relating to the creation and implementation of computer scripts using only the operating systems command line. The course utilizes the Disk Operating System (DOS), Linux Bourne Again SHell (BASH), and Windows PowerShell command lines to create the scripts. This course is intended for people looking for a better understanding of the creation and use of scripts and functions of a command line within different operating systems. Required hardware: Windows-based PC required with the operating system Windows 10 or higher. Chromebooks or other personal devices are not compatible with all required coursework. Required software: Office 365 or Office Professional 2019. Contact the instructor directly with any compatibility questions.
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    CVNP2615
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    Security Fundamentals - This course explores the field of network security and its relationship to other areas of information technology. This course provides the theoretical and historical background necessary to understand the various types of risks as well as the hands-on, practical techniques for working in the cyber-security field in the twenty-first century.
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    CVNP1606
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    Supporting Windows Operating Systems - This course offers in-depth study of all the functions and features of installing, configuring, and maintaining Microsoft Windows operating systems. This course is intended for people getting started in computer networking as well as experienced network administrators new to Windows desktop operating systems.
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    CVNP2601
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    Virtual Computing - Guide to Supporting Microsoft Private Clouds instructs future network administrators how to effectively implement and maintain Microsoft® private clouds with a balance of conceptual expertise and hands-on skills. This course prepares students to work with large providers, such as Amazon, Microsoft®, and Google, as well as implement smaller scale cloud computing solutions within their own network environments In addition to learning to install and use the Microsoft's virtualization products, the student learns to apply virtualization technology to set up virtual networks, provide for disaster recovery, create high-availability solutions with clustering, improve security and performance, and use management software to administer multiple virtual machines.
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    DIES2641
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    Advanced Hydraulics - This course covers the design and theory of open-center hydraulic systems and closed-center hydraulic systems; pilot-operated systems; load-sensing, pressure-compensated hydraulic systems; and proportional priority pressure-compensated hydraulic systems. The student gains understanding of the function, operation, and diagnostics of various hydraulic systems.
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    DIES1650
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    Applied Failure Analysis - This introductory course covers the basic concepts and principles of failure analysis. It familiarizes the student with the procedures and road signs that lead to determining the root cause of a component or system failure. Students learn to understand the basic principles of metallurgy, wear, and fracture and apply these principles to engine components.
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    DIES1455
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    Applied Technical Mathematics - This course teaches math concepts used by engine technicians in trade and industry formulas. Emphasis is on practical applications of ratios and percentages, measurement conversions, geometric relationships, and use of many industry formulas.
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    DIES2633
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    Brake Systems - Students study theory and design of heavy duty braking systems used on motor trucks and heavy equipment. This course includes application, service, and repair of all brake components. Students become familiar with hydraulic and air braking system components and their operation.
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    DIES2390
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    Caterpillar 3126B/C7/C15 Electronic Diesel Eng Fund & Elec Troubleshooting - The learner will study Caterpillar 3126B/C7/C15 specific electronic diesel engine designs. Specific study will include HEUI and EUI fuel systems, component disassembly and proper reassembly procedures, and correct adjustments to fuel system and electronic components. The learner will use current industry training equipment such as Caterpillar Service Information System (SIS) and Caterpillar Electronic Technician (ET) to troubleshoot and repair Caterpillar electronic diesel engines.
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    DIES2396
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    Caterpillar C15 Electronic Diesel Engine Fundamentals and Electronic Troubl - This course is an introductory course on Caterpillar C15 electronic diesel engines. Specific study will include the Electronically Controlled Unit Injector (EUI) fuel system, component disassembly and reassembly procedures, correct adjustments to fuel system, and electronic troubleshooting. Current industry-training equipment such as Caterpillar Service Information System (SIS) and Caterpillar Electronic Technician (ET) will be used to troubleshoot and repair Caterpillar C15 electronic diesel engines.
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    DIES2395
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    Caterpillar C7 Electronic Diesel Engine Fundamentals and Electronic Trouble - This course is an introductory course on Caterpillar C7 electronic diesel engines. Specific study will include the Hydraulically actuated Electronically Controlled Unit Injector (HEUI) fuel system, component disassembly and reassembly procedures, and correct adjustments to fuel system and electronic troubleshooting. Current industry-training equipment such as Caterpillar Service Information System (SIS) and Caterpillar Electronic Technician (ET) will be used to troubleshoot and repair Caterpillar C7 electronic diesel engines.
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    DIES1632
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    DC Electricity - This course covers all areas in basic automotive electricity and components. Basic DC electricity, starters, batteries, alternators, relays, switches, and wiring are covered. This provides students with entry level job skills for the electrical field.
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    DIES1633
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    Diesel Electronic Systems - This course includes the study of electronic components and controls used in the diesel equipment industry. The student gains understanding of the function, operation, and diagnostics of various electrical and electronic components.
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    DIES1640
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    Diesel Engine I - This course is an introduction to the theory, operation, and repair procedures of a diesel engine. The student studies entry level technician requirements to safely disassemble, measure, rebuild, reassemble, and troubleshoot a diesel engine.
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    DIES2630
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    Diesel Engine II - This course covers advanced theory, operation, and repair procedures of a modern heavy-duty diesel engine. The student studies technician requirements to safely disassemble measure, rebuild, reassemble, and troubleshoot a modern heavy-duty diesel engine. Prerequisite is Diesel Engine 1 DIES1640.
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    DIES1641
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    Diesel Fuel Systems - This course is an introduction to diesel engine fuel systems. The student studies various types of diesel fuel system components and designs. The student tests, adjusts, and repairs diesel fuel injection components in lab activities.
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    DIES1630
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    Diesel Industry Fundamentals - This course is an introduction to the diesel industry and shop practices. Topics will include personal safety, shop safety, industry standards, industry regulations, tool usage, and shop practices.
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    DIES1643
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    Diesel Service Welding - Students learn basic arc, mig, and brazing welding techniques as they apply to the diesel mechanics field. This course prepares the students with entry level job skills for welding and equipment repair in the diesel mechanics field.
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    DIES1651
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    Diesel Servicing/PM - Students study and practice service procedures necessary on heavy equipment and heavy trucks. Equipment includes dozer, motor grader, elevating scraper, front end loader, skid loader, lift truck, dump truck, and tractor backhoe.
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    DIES2632
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    Electronic Engines/Controls - Students study theory of diesel electronics and their applications. This course concentrates on Caterpillar, Cummins, and Detroit Diesel electronic engine designs. Laptops and test equipment are included.
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    DIES1642
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    HVAC Systems - Students learn basic heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system theory (HVAC) and develop skills necessary to operate, test, service, and repair HVAC systems.
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    DIES1635
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    Hydraulic Fundamentals - This course covers the basic design and theory of fluid hydraulics. Students learn to understand function, operation, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair procedures on hydraulic components. This course is an introduction to advanced hydraulics.
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    DIES2704
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    Internship - Internship is a supervised student occupational experience (SOE) at an approved employment training station. Forty-eight hours of SOE are required for each internship credit. The working situation is consistent with the student's career goals and program objectives. The internship provides students the opportunity to experience full-time (30 hours per week or greater), paid, business and industry entry level, training related student occupational work experience, while simultaneously having the advantage of being supervised by a program instructor/coordinator. Any modifications to this internship policy must be endorsed by the program advisor and approved by Academic Affairs. Prerequisite: Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and instructor approval.
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    DIES1636
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    Power Trains I - Students are familiarized with various types of manual transmissions, single reduction differentials, clutches, and drive shaft components. This course focuses on preparing learners for entry into Power Trains II and III and to repair these items in an employer's shop.
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    DIES2640
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    Powertrains II - This course covers the heavy-duty powertrain of on and off road equipment. Components include clutches, torque converters, torque dividers, planetary and countershaft transmissions, driveline, axles, power dividers, differentials, final drives, and the undercarriage. Students will study the operation, service procedures, and troubleshooting techniques necessary to maintain and repair these components.
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    DIES2642
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    Shop Practices - This shop unit emphasizes advanced troubleshooting, repair, testing, and proper installation of components along with required safety procedures.
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    ECED2110
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    Child and Family Relations in a Diverse World - This course helps professionals working with young children increase their understanding of diverse families and provides an opportunity to examine how current societal and community issues impact the development of children and the well-being of families. Students will examine the types of stressors that families face, as well as the importance of forging effective partnerships with families and the community organizations and resources available to support them.
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    ECED1110
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    Child Growth and Development - This course examines the major developmental milestones, both typical and atypical, in physical, social-emotional, language, cognitive, and creative developmental domains across cultures in children from conception through age eight. The interplay between maturational processes and environmental factors will be emphasized. While integrating developmental theory with developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) in a variety of early childhood care and education settings, students will observe children and analyze characteristics of development at various stages. NOTE: This course requires a MN DHS criminal background study including fingerprints.
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    ECED1120
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    Child Health, Wellness, and Nutrition - This course guides the student in obtaining skills needed to establish and maintain a physically and psychologically safe and healthy learning environment for young children. Topics include preventing illness and accidents; handling emergencies; providing health, safety, and nutrition educational experiences; meeting children's basic nutritional needs; child abuse prevention, safe sleep practices, and current health-related issues. The importance of collaboration with families and allied health professionals is addressed. This course does not include CPR or first aid certification.
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    ECED2220
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    Creative Development & Experiences - This course is an overview of creative development and learning experiences in early childhood care and education settings. Students integrate knowledge of child development, learning environments, and teaching methods to promote children's artistic, musical, movement, language, and dramatic abilities. Creative activities are explored in the areas of science, math, technology, social studies, and food.
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    ECED1130
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    Guiding Young Children - This course examines the positive, developmentally appropriate strategies used to guide children's behavior and support social and emotional development during early childhood. Emphasis is on problem prevention and positive guidance strategies; recognition, communication, limit setting, problem solving, and behavior modification. Multiple influences on child behavior as well as strategies to support self-regulation and peer relationships during early childhood will be examined. NOTE: This course requires a MN DHS criminal background study including fingerprints.
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    ECED1220
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    Infant/Toddler Development and Learning - This course is an overview of infant and toddler development in sensory-motor, physical, social-emotional, language, cognitive and creative domains across cultures in children from conception through age three. Students will observe infants and toddlers, analyze characteristics of their development, and practice current observation and recording methods in a variety of early childhood care and education settings. Through these hands-on experiences, students integrate knowledge of maturational processes, developmentally appropriate practices (DAP), activities, and environments, and effective caregiving and teaching strategies. NOTE: This course requires a MN DHS criminal background study including fingerprints.
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    ECED2000
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    Internship - This course provides students an opportunity to demonstrate the early childhood teaching competencies explored in other classes while guided by a supervising teacher in a licensed early childhood program or early elementary classroom. The competencies addressed include: analyzing active and developmentally appropriate (DAP) environments accessible to the multiple needs of learners, using positive child guidance strategies, practicing DAP activity implementation, and developing professional skills such as respectful interactions with families, colleagues, and other potential partners in the care and education of young children. To complete this class, students are required to spend 100 hours observing and interacting with young children in an approved site. NOTE: This course requires a MN DHS criminal background study including fingerprints.
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    ECED1100
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    Introduction to Early Childhood Education - This course provides an overview of the early childhood field, including philosophies, regulations, and quality standards while connecting current and past research to sound educational practices and policies. Students will examine the roles, responsibilities, and job requirements of professionals in a variety of early childhood career settings in relation to ethical guidelines and professional standards. Reflective practices will address effective communication, collaborative team dynamics, professional behaviors, and informed decision making as they relate to the field of early childhood education.
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    ECED2100
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    Introduction to Language & Literacy - This course is an introduction of language and literacy development from birth to age eight. Students will obtain skills in creating developmentally appropriate learning experiences that support emerging literacy skills in children at all developmental levels. Students will apply knowledge of child development to a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to promote conversation, literature appreciation, and to foster literacy in the home. NOTE: This course requires a MN DHS criminal background study including fingerprints.
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    ECED1210
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    Learning Environments & Creative Activities - This course examines the role of adults in providing physical and social learning environments, positive interactions, and developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) activities that support learning and creativity in the early childhood years. It applies the knowledge of child development as it relates to individual children, families, and communities. The nature and importance of play as a vehicle for child learning is addressed as well as implementation of developmentally and culturally appropriate practices. The importance of child choice and active exploration as strategies to meet appropriate goals for learning and development are stressed. NOTE: This course requires a MN DHS criminal background study including fingerprints.
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    ECED1200
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    Observation & Assessment - This course focuses on the appropriate use of authentic observation and assessment strategies to document child development, growth, play, and learning, in order to plan and individualize curriculum and teaching practices, and to join with families and professionals in promoting child success. Students will explore recording strategies, rating systems, multiple assessment tools, and portfolios. Course emphasis is on increasing objectivity in observing and interpreting children's behavior, using assessment ethically, observing developmental characteristics, and increasing the awareness of patterns of child behavior. NOTE: This course requires a MN DHS criminal background study including fingerprints.
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    ECED2120
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    Practicum I - This course provides students an opportunity to apply the early childhood teaching competencies learned in other classes while guided by a supervising teacher in a licensed early childhood program or early elementary classroom. The competencies addressed include: reviewing site policies and procedures, implementing developmentally appropriate practices (DAP), culturally sensitive activities across all learning domains, and practicing professional skills. Students will analyze positive communication strategies with families, colleagues, and other potential partners in the care and education of young children. To complete this class, students are required to spend 100 hours (approximately 6-9 hours per week) observing and interacting with young children in an approved site. NOTE: This course requires a MN DHS criminal background study including fingerprints.
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    ECED2210
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    Practicum II - This course provides students an opportunity to apply the early childhood teaching competencies learned in other classes while guided by a supervising teacher in a licensed early childhood program or early elementary classroom. Students apply knowledge and skills in program planning for early childhood education leadership roles. Competencies addressed include: identifying, designing, implementing, and analyzing a comprehensive program plan that includes schedules, daily plans, sensitivity to individual children and families, integration of children with special needs, integration of community resources, cooperation with co-workers, and staff development considerations. To complete this class, students are required to spend 100 hours (approximately 6-9 hours per week) observing and interacting with young children in an approved site. NOTE: This course requires a MN DHS criminal background study including fingerprints.
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    ECED1230
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    Preschool Development and Learning - This course is an overview of preschool development in sensory-motor, physical, social-emotional, language, cognitive and creative domains across cultures in children from age three to five. Students will observe children, analyze characteristics of their development, and practice current observation and recording methods in a variety of early childhood care and education settings. Through these hands-on experiences, students integrate knowledge of maturational processes, developmentally appropriate practices (DAP), activities, and environments, and effective caregiving and teaching strategies. NOTE: This course requires a MN DHS criminal background study including fingerprints.
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    ECED2130
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    Professional Leadership - This course prepares students to take an active role in advocating for the early childhood profession by examining the history and current trends impacting child care and early childhood education. Leadership skills are developed through self-awareness activities, volunteerism, and exploration of community resources. This class includes a review of regulations, ethical guidelines, and professional standards for the field of early childhood.
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    ECED2200
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    Program Planning - This course is an advanced level exploration of program management skills for teachers of young children. Emphasis is on organizing, implementing, and evaluating a quality comprehensive early childhood program plan. Students will apply early childhood professional standards to make decisions and design quality programming. NOTE: This course requires a MN DHS criminal background study including fingerprints.
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    ECON1404
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    Consumer Economics and Finance - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas 5 and 9. Economics is the study of financial decision making. This course covers income and financial planning. A personal financial plan is developed to include asset acquisition, risk management, investment and retirement planning, and budgeting.
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    ECON1420
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    Introduction to Macroeconomics - This course is a study of the problems related to economic growth, national income, and unemployment in the United States.
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    ECON1430
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    Introduction to Microeconomics - This course is a sub area of economics that analyzes individuals as consumers and producers and specific firms and industries.
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    EDUC2410
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    Children With Differing Abilities - This course examines the developmental differences of young children with differing abilities & prepares students to serve them in varied early childhood & educational settings. Students will differentiate between typical & atypical development & will consider the intellectual, learning, communication, sensory, physical, medical, social-emotional & behavioral development of young children with special needs. Strategies will be explored to meet the individual needs of children with developmental differences & to help cultivate partnerships with their families. This course also addresses the unique learning needs of children who are gifted & talented & those who are English language learners. Students will explore legal mandates & ethical practices which support inclusive programs for all children. MN DHS criminal background including fingerprints & 20 hours of observation of a young child on an IEP/IFSP in a community-based early childhood or early elementary classroom is required.
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    EDUC1400
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    Introduction to Education - An introduction to the philosophical and historical foundations of education, as well as the social, legal, and ethical issues in contemporary and diverse learning environments. This course will include a 30 hour classroom observation.
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    ENGL0900
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    College Prep Writing - This course prepares the writer for academic writing at the college level. This instruction includes critical reading, writing, process, rhetoric, and principles of convention and style. Learners must pass this course with a minimum grade of "C" to advance to college-level courses.
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    ENGL1410
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    Composition I - This course deals with the fundamentals of expository writing based on reading or personal experience. It stresses organization, the process of writing, English grammar, mechanics, and style. Emphasis is on the strategies of exposition as well as effective description and narration. This course offers students an introduction to the academic research process, as well. Students learn the process method of writing that can be utilized in business, academic, and creative writing. Prerequisite: College level writing score on a placement test or a minimum grade of C in ENGL0900 (College Prep Writing).
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    ENGL1420
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    Composition II - This course is a continuation of Composition I (ENGL1410), with stress on analytical writing, research, and documentation of supporting evidence. Learners write critical analysis, cause/effect, and persuasive essays. Prerequisite: ENGL1410.
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    ENGL1465
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    Creative Writing - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 6. This course deals with the fundamentals of creative writing based on reading or personal experience. The process of writing, English grammar, mechanics, and style are incorporated. The focus of this general education course is on mastering the fundamental features of short stories, poems, and other genres. Students learn to write and think in different ways through reading and writing creative works. Prerequisite: ENGL1410.
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    ENGL1495
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    Environmental Literature - Learners will explore the relationship between people and the environment through fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Learners will examine environmental perceptions and values in American policy related to environmental issues and events. This ecocritical approach to literary texts will allow learners to consider how people¿s relationship (cultural, political, economic, and historical) with the natural world, especially in contemporary American life, presents in literature and influences discourse about conservation and sustainability of the environment.
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    ENGL1485
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    Introduction to Film Studies - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 6. This course has students viewing, analyzing, discussing, and writing about film on three levels: the narrative (how plot, character, theme, and more specific artistic techniques and devices like irony, symbolism, or allegory, for example, work together to constitute the narrative); the technical (how the director's choices in visual design, cinematography, editing, color, music, sound effects, and acting combine to create a specific viewing experience), and interpretive (identifying specific elements such as formula conventions and adaptive interpretations).
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    ENGL1490
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    Introduction to Literary Studies - This literature class introduces students to the academic discipline of English studies. The course focuses on close reading and analysis of texts through historical and theoretical approaches. Emphasis is on interpreting texts, including but not limited to fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction.
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    ENGL1475
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    Introduction to Literature - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 6. This course deals with the fundamentals of reading and responding to literature. It stresses application of literary terms through analysis and reaction. Emphasis is on discussing, questioning, and asserting viewpoints. Prerequisite: ENGL1410.
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    ENGL2405
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    Modern to Contemporary American Literature - This course will explore the evolution of the American novel from the beginning of the twentieth century to the end. Analysis of a broad range of American novels will allow students to develop an understanding of the literary, political, historical, and social contexts that have fashioned the novel's form and content in the United States. Students will examine how these selected American novels both shaped and responded to the contexts in which they were produced, helping students to sharpen the ability to read, comprehend, and interpret a literary work as well as to gain a general knowledge of the significant cultural, political, philosophical, and literary movements of the twentieth century. Prerequisite: READ0900.
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    ENGL2420
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    Modern World Literature - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas 6 and 7. Using contemporary novels and essays from all over the world, this course places the reader in the context of each and within the world it engenders, including: literary, political, historical, and social contexts. This course is a survey of world literature written after World War II. The course will focus on non-western authors, including novels and essays from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America, and/or the Caribbean. Upon reading, and analyzing these famous literary works, students will be able to understand how these works are of important significance to our culture, and that of the world. While reading and discussing these various genres of world literature; students will learn to relate the literature to their own lives, and to gain appreciation for the different literatures of the world. Prerequisite: READ0900.
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    ENGL1453
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    Multicultural American Literature - This course focuses on reading and responding to multicultural American literature. The course stresses the roles and importance of culture and literature. Emphasis is on examining, discussing, questioning, and asserting viewpoints, as well as reading and discussing various genres of multicultural American literature. Students will learn to relate the literature to our own lives and gain appreciation for the different literatures and cultures in America.
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    ENGL1460
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    Technical Writing - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas 1 and 2. This course covers the principles of creating and designing professional documents such as letters, descriptions, instructions, reports, and proposals. Critical thinking, audience analysis, and appropriate format are emphasized. Correct sentence structure, grammar, and usage are reviewed. Prerequisite: College level writing score on a placement test or a minimum grade of "C" in ENGL0900 (College Prep Writing).
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    ENGL1640
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    Writing Capstone - This writing capstone arms students with the necessary tools to conduct research and articulate through writing, well-thought-out courses of action to address problems the Marine Corps has yet to effectively address. In this course students will practice critical thinking, creative problem solving, and effective communication through use of formal academic writing. This course is designed to develop the learner¿s ability to structure a paper, develop a thesis statement, and teach how to defend that thesis through the appropriate use of evidence. This course is used to transcript Credit for Prior Learning in the Marine Corps University. 6700 Enlisted School Capstone, 5111 Fundamentals of Writing and Editing (Sergeants School), 5112 Critical Reading (Sergeants School), 5113 Analytical Writing (Sergeants School).
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    EXSC2650
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    Advanced and Specialized Fitness Programs - This course provides students with additional preparation for design & application of health/fitness related programs. Focus will be on clients of specific populations and/or with specific health concerns/morbidities. Students will examine the unique circumstances & requirements of these individuals/groups using research, presentations & class discussions; developing an understanding of the factors, protocol & adjustments necessary for creation of personal programs to address their needs. Students will draw on their established knowledge of exercise science, principles, training systems & previous work in program design. Class members will contribute relevant experiences obtained while working with practice clients. Many health & fitness professionals from our community/region will contribute to the information offered in this course. The instruction will be addressed by guest lecturers or presenters who have direct training and/or experience in that area.
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    EXSC1610
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    Essentials of Cardio and Mobility Training - This course offers skills and knowledge in training protocols and modalities specific to developing cardiorespiratory/cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and mobility. Instruction includes fundamental cardio training principles, in addition to identification of, selection of, and prescription of specific and individual exercises. Course participants will examine physiology and physiological adaptations to cardio and flexibility/mobility training and receive instruction in assessments, training applications, and program design. Lessons provide learning in the preparation and presentation of group training sessions. Students will be introduced to various approaches of group exercise and develop skills in exercise selection and sequence, technique, choreography, music selection, and applications of recovery. Flexibility and mobility lessons include study of the types of stretching exercises, dynamic movements, forms of muscle massage and therapy, myofascial release, and other approaches to mobility enhancement. Current trends and research in cardio and mobility training will be reviewed.
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    EXSC2630
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    Exercise for Special Populations - This course is designed to provide the learner with understanding of individuals or groups who have been designated as special populations. Lessons develop the knowledge and skills necessary to design and implement exercise programs targeting special populations. Focus areas include an introduction to the pathophysiology of genetic and lifestyle related diseases and conditions, determining the need for health and fitness assessments, selecting appropriate and effective assessments, design of individual and specific exercise programs for common disease processes, and instruction/implementation of exercises targeting special populations. Students will take part in case studies and put into practice what they have learned in the classroom through practical lab experience.
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    EXSC1641
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    Exercise Physiology - This course provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required in the area of anatomy and physiology as related to the scope of practice for an Exercise Specialist. The focus is on cardiorespiratory physiology and the nervous system. This course includes lab activities in the measurement of VO2, power and blood lactate.
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    EXSC1690
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    Exercise Principles and Methodology - This course provides students with technical preparation for entry into a health/fitness related profession. Students are introduced to basic principles of exercise theory and methodology. Content reflects emphasis on understanding the body¿s response to exercise, and principles that govern exercise-based programs. Instruction and performance of free weight and other strength training exercises will be a primary focus. Participants analyze exercise from an anatomical perspective developing a methodology for prescription. Specialized training modes will be presented and basic assessment procedures and physical testing modalities studied.
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    EXSC2600
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    Exercise Program Design - This course will further students¿ preparation for the design & application of health & fitness programs & ready them for the practice client experience. A procedure for client interaction & record keeping will be presented; students will create personal materials to facilitate the process. Basic exercise science will be reviewed & various training modalities examined. Students will analyze existing training systems & programs & practice designing exercise programs of their own. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the process, considerations & philosophies involved in training program development, including reviewing client history, setting goals, assessment, evaluation, design, & implementation of fitness plans. Aspects of comprehensive training for specific populations will also be covered. Students will partake in & lead fitness activities w/ various community groups & volunteers. Class will support student preparation for the NSCA-CPT examination.
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    EXSC1670
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    Introduction to Exercise Science - This course provides a comprehensive overview of the field, exploring its historical and philosophical foundations, as well as its diverse career opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to differentiate the various professional organizations and certifying agencies within the field, understanding their missions, goals, and certification requirements. Additionally, students will gain insights into the professional expectations of employment within the exercise science field, including the importance of ethical and professional conduct, code of ethics, and standards of practice.
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    EXSC1661
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    Kinesiology and Biomechanics - This course provides the learner with knowledge of the sciences of biomechanics, kinesiology, and human motion. Basic, essential movement patterns in humans will be investigated. Participants will study and attain understanding of the concepts of kinesiology and biomechanics; recognizing the importance of each concept in movement and exercise. Students will examine and determine planes of motion, forces, and the system of levers employed during physical activity. Knowledge of functional anatomy will enhance students¿ ability to identify and describe musculoskeletal involvement during exercise and/or normal daily movement. Instruction in selection of outcome specific exercise is included, with an emphasis on corrective exercise prescription. Additional topics include postural stability, functional ranges of motion, and kinetic chain exercise description.
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    EXSC2651
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    Legal Concepts in Sport and Fitness - This course provides students with a basic introduction to legal concepts encountered by employer or employees within the sport and fitness industry. This course will discuss material pertaining to legal and moral dilemmas relating to various concepts in the field of exercise science. Topics include liability, legal rights, risk management, and others.
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    EXSC1680
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    Lifetime Fitness - This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the principles of health, wellness, and fitness concepts. Students will learn about the dimensions of wellness and how each plays an integral role in achieving overall wellbeing. The course will cover fitness components, training variables, behavior change process, and the relationship between food choices and overall health. Students will also explore the impact of stress on wellness and examine the role of fitness and wellness in disease prevention and risk reduction. Through this course, students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to create a personal fitness program that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle.
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    EXSC2605
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    Nutrition II - This course is designed to provide the learner with additional knowledge of nutrition that can be applied within the "Scope of Practice" of an Exercise Specialist. Instruction will be provided in the area of nutritional applications for the most common lifestyle diseases that the Exercise Specialist will work with in their client practice including: Diabetic, obese and senior citizen client groups. Additional instruction in the areas of alternative nutritional practices, supplementation, eating disorders, and nutritional protocols for high performance athletes will be provided. The emphasis will be on the nutritional knowledge required for a specific individual client integrated with the client's overall health & wellness program.
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    EXSC2620
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    Personal Fitness II - This course is an opportunity for students to examine and build their personal fitness status. Students will analyze current levels of fitness, review personal health history, set goals for improvement and development, and perform self-assessments in all components of fitness. Course participants will create and implement a comprehensive personal plan of fitness training. Students will demonstrate consistency in performance of that plan, identifying and recording progress and increased physical fitness measurements. Ideally, increased awareness of personal health will be obtained and habits of training will be reinforced or established.
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    EXSC2640
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    Practical Application of Program Design - This course provides learning experiences in personal training, semi-private training & group exercise. Emphasis is on understanding the process, considerations & philosophies involved in the design & implementation of fitness training programs. It features the practice client program (opportunities to design & implement health/fitness related programs for individuals/small groups). All aspects of client interaction will be practiced, (consultation, goal-setting, assessment, specific program design, exercise instruction, program review & update). Students will take part in a community-based group exercise program. Interactive activities provide hands-on experience in relationship building & use of interpersonal skills. Students are allowed significant autonomy & responsibility to achieve the goals of the class, including scheduling & organization of events. Classroom activities/instructor meetings include analysis of student created programs for specific clients & sharing experiences.
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    EXSC2660
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    Professional Development in Exercise Science - Students will evaluate, address & take part in activities that prepare them as professionals in fitness & health. Learning opportunities include individual participation in 4 distinct experiences w/instructor approval: selecting, preparing, & completing the certification process for a specialized professional organization/skill; scheduling/completing two job shadows; attending a quality professional conference/educational event outside of normal school offerings; & maintaining a consistent, semester-long personal program of fitness & exercise. Course participants are encouraged to examine their individual skills & professional preferences to select events w/ greatest personal value. Students will research multiple credible possibilities of attaining course goals & be able to explain & justify their personal selections prior to executing a plan. Students will develop a timetable to adequately prepare for achieving success & provide appropriate documentation of all experiences.
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    EXSC2611
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    Sport and Fitness Business Development - This course will examine how to plan, create, and implement sport and fitness programs as a business owner. To help establish high quality service and program offerings in a safe environment, standards and guidelines will be studied. Topics concerning planning and administration will include demographics and needs analysis, design and construction, operating practices, and compliance with local, state, and federal requirements. Topics concerning promotion will include determination of core products and target markets, media and public relations, sales, and the need for constant evolution.
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    EXSC2612
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    Sports Performance - Students prepare to work in environments implementing progressive exercise protocols and plans, including athletic or sport performance settings. The principles, theories, methods, and techniques of advanced program design for athletic preparation and performance enhancement training will be covered. Students will obtain a detailed look at traditional and non-traditional models of periodization. Sport specificity and the process of performance analysis are examined.
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    EXSC2670
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    Strength Training - This course provides a comprehensive understanding of strength training principles and techniques, with emphasis on safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. Students will participate in physical training sessions of moderate to high intensity that will enable them to apply these concepts effectively when designing and executing safe and efficient workout plans for individuals with diverse fitness levels and goals.
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    EXSC1590
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    Technology in Industry - Students will explore and apply various technologies used in the fields of exercise science and healthcare. Students will learn to create, format, and edit documents, worksheets, and presentations using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The course will cover the proper handling and management of client health information and ethical standards related to privacy in information management. Students will also explore the use of wearable exercise technology, industry-specific software, public-facing applications, and social media in the fields of exercise science and healthcare. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate effective communication skills in written and oral presentations related to professional conduct and apply critical thinking skills to assess the effectiveness and appropriateness of various technologies in the exercise science and healthcare fields.
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    EXSC2610
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    Training for Sports Performance - Students prepare to work in environments implementing progressive exercise protocols and plans, including athletic or sport performance settings. The principles, theories, methods, and techniques of advanced program design for athletic preparation and performance enhancement training will be covered. Students will obtain a detailed look at traditional and non-traditional models of periodization. Sport specificity and the process of performance analysis are examined. Additional topics include testing and assessment, proper warm up procedures, post exercise recovery, prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, general athletic preparation, reactive/plyometric training, and study of current exercise trends and research. Program design and implementation for teams or groups will be considered. Lab activities include performance centered assessments, variations of resistance training, approaches to plyometric training, speed, agility, and power applications.
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    EXSC2680
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    Wellness Coaching - This course is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to effectively coach individuals toward achieving their wellness goals. Students will learn to identify common wellness challenges, develop personalized wellness plans, and communicate effectively with clients using active listening and motivational interviewing techniques. They will gain an understanding of the impact of lifestyle factors on wellness and develop coaching skills such as goal setting and accountability. Additional instruction in the areas of alternative nutritional practices, supplementation, eating disorders, and nutritional protocols for high-performance athletes will be provided.
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    FBMT1233
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    Application of Productive Enterprise Information - This course describes procedures for applying enterprise information provided by computerized analysis of farm business accounts.
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    FBMT1234
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    Application of Productive Enterprise Information - This course describes procedures for applying enterprise information provide by computerized analysis of farm business accounts.
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    FBMT2935
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    Applications in Financial Management of Business Plans - This course will focus on the proper implementation of the business plan. This course will help the student identify what strengths and weaknesses are prevalent in their business.
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    FBMA2931
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    Applied Financial Management Relates Risk Management - This course is intended to have the student apply concepts in financial management that can be used in the development of a business risk management program. The student is to implement risk management tools that will assist in meeting business, family and personal needs.
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    FBMT2933
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    Applied Financial Management to Strategic Planning - Upon completion of this course, the student will have practical experience in evaluating their own business strategic plan. The student will become aware of strategies to use to not only implement but to update a strategic plan.
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    FBMA2935
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    Applied Financial Management/Business Plan Emphasis - This course will provide the necessary instruction to put together and implement a business plan for the farm business.
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    FBMA2933
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    Applied Financial Management/Strategic Plan Emphasis - This course will provide practical application of strategic planning skills. Application skills will be practiced upon and applied to the student's business and business plan.
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    FBMT2931
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    Applied Financial Risk Management - This course will apply concepts in financial management that can be used in the development of a business risk management program. The student will implement risk management tools that will assist in meeting business, family, and personal needs.
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    FBMT1180
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    Applying Commodity Marketing Fundamentals - This course is designed to teach students to apply the various methods and tools to market farm commodities. The students will utilize various marketing tools to enhance their farm business operations.
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    FBMA2937
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    Directed Studies - Communications - This course will assist the student in further acquiring and developing a higher level of communication skills. Students will review and evaluate various communication methods and techniques in dealing with and relating to individuals in both the public and private sector. Students will use this information in formulating an effective communication method and style. Additional course content may include student initiated or group activities.
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    FBMA2936
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    Directed Studies - Decision Making - This course will examine the individual, family and farm business decision-making process with emphasis on upgrading and improving decision making resources, tools and skills. Particularly, this course will lead the student to critically analyze information, applications, and implications of decision making as it relates to their own situation. Students will evaluate his/her own decision-making process.
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    FBMA2939
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    Directed Studies - Enterprise Alternatives - This course will assist those students wanting to make changes in their farm business through enterprise expansion, addition or enhancement. The course will develop a set of procedures for exploring and evaluating alternative choices.
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    FBMA2940
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    Directed Studies - Farm Business Family Transition - This course provides the opportunity for the student to study the many aspects of farm business and/or family transition which occur in the typical farm business.
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    FBMA2938
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    Directed Studies - Modern Agricultural Tech - This course will deal with experiencing modern agricultural technological changes and determining if they fit into an individual's farming operation.
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    FBMA2941
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    Directed Studies - Personal Management - This course will organize skills for effective management of farm employees and agribusiness personnel through development of handbooks, compensation/incentive packages, individual expectations/evaluations, and team meetings.
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    FBMT1183
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    Directed Study - Applying Commodity Marketing Fundamentals - This course is designed to teach students to apply the various methods and tools to market farm commodities. The students will develop various marketing tools to enhance their farm business operations.
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    FBMT1193
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    Directed Study - Evaluating Farm Commodity Marketing Tools - This course is designed to teach students to implement the various farm marketing tools and to select the tool appropriate to the present marketing situation. The student will utilize marketing alternatives and apply to farm business marketing.
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    FBMT1173
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    Directed Study - Introduction to Farm Commodities Marketing - This course provides the student with the opportunity to use the various marketing methods and tools. The students will use various types of marketing contracts and cash markets. The student will recognize the roles of brokers and market advisors.
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    FBMT2173
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    Directed Study - Monitoring Farm Commodity Marketing Plans - This course is designed to justify current farm commodity marketing plans. Emphasis will be placed on current market conditions and pricing opportunities. The student will prioritize and evaluate marketing opportunities and risk. Prerequisite(s): None
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    FBMT2183
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    Directed Study - Strategies in Farm Commodity Marketing - This course is designed to plan marketing strategies necessary to achieve farm business. The student will implement a year round marketing plan utilizing a variety of marketing strategies to maximize farm income return.
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    FBMT2200
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    Dr. Kohl Webinar Series - This course covers special topics of interest in general farm management. Analysis of special topics in general farm business management for students actively engaged in the operation and management of a farm business.
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    FBMT2310
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    Environmental Interactions in Agriculture - This course will provide information for the student to interpret agricultural issues related to the environment.
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    FBMT1260
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    Environmental Issues on Today¿s Farm - This course will offer the student insights and responsibilities of being a steward of the land. With new environmental policies that are law, the student will learn the necessary requirements to meet the current environmental policies.
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    FBMT2325
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    Ethics in this Business of Agriculture - This course identifies and evaluates current issues relating to the ethics of business practices. Students review animal rights, proper chemical quantities, and general ethical practices.
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    FBMT1190
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    Evaluating Farm Commodity Marketing Tools - This course is designed to teach students to evaluate the various farm marketing tools and to select the tool appropriate to the present marketing situation. The student will analyze marketing alternatives and apply to farm business marketing.
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    FBMT2263
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    Evaluating Farm System Programs - This course develops an awareness of individuals and agencies, both public and private, which have expertise available to assist the farm operator to solve farm systems problems. It enables study and application of farm business evaluation concepts, and exploration of possible implications. Exact subject matter and time spent per topic will vary depending on student need, location, and time.
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    FBMT2264
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    Evaluating Farm System Programs - This course develops an awareness of individuals and agencies, both public and private, which have expertise available to assist the farm operator to solve farm systems problems. It enables study and application of farm business evaluation concepts, and exploration of possible implications. Exact subject matter and time spent per topic will vary depending on student need, location, and time.
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    FBMT2161
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    Examination of the Context of Farm System Management - This course is designed to assist students in preparation of improved farm system management procedures. Students in this course will evaluate several years of an improved farm system analysis.
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    FBMT1253
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    Exploration of Value-Added Enterprises - This course will provide the student with the basic understanding of what value-added enterprises are and how they can affect the farm business. The student will gain the knowledge of various value-added enterprises and their relation to a farm management cycle.
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    FBMT2953
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    Farm Business Family Transition - This course will focus on the many methods of farm business and/or family transition problems confronted during transition, family and/or transition needs and concerns, how to plan for farm business and/or family transition, and actually implementing a farm business and/or family transition plan.
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    FBMT2951
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    Farm Management Communications - This course will assist the student in acquiring and developing a higher level of communication skills. Students will review and evaluate various communication methods and techniques relating to individuals in both the public and private sectors. Students will use this information in formulating effective communication methods and styles. Additional course content may include student initiated or group activities.
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    FBMT2950
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    Farm Management Decision Making - This course will examine the individual, family, and farm business decision-making processer. Emphasis will be on upgrading and improving resources, tools, and skills. This course will lead the student to critically analyze information, applications, and implications of decision making as it relates to their business.
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    FBMT2955
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    Farm Management Enterprise Alternatives - This course will assist those students wanting to make changes in their farm business through enterprise expansion, addition or enhancement. The course will develop a set of procedures for exploring and evaluating alternative choices.
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    FBMT2954
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    Farm Management Personnel Management - This course will organize skills for effective management of farm employees and agribusiness personnel through development of handbooks, compensation/incentive packages, individual expectations/evaluations, and team meetings.
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    FBMT1112
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    Foundations for Farm Business Management - This course is an overview of the Farm Business Management Program. The student will be introduced to goal setting, self and business assessment, record keeping, and business projections to provide the foundation for personal and business management progress. Current issues affecting business management are an integral part of the course.
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    FBMA2932
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    Fundamentals Financial Management/Strategic Plan Emphasis - This course will enable students to identify the elements necessary to evaluate and create a strategic plan for the business, determining uses for the plan today and tomorrow and developing a plan to locate those team members necessary for strategic plan creation.
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    FBMA2930
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    Fundamentals of Financial Management as it Relates to Risk Management - This course is intended to have the student enhance their decision-making skills relating to business risk management. This course will have the student further investigate tools available to their business that would be effective in reducing potential risk for their operation. Emphasis will be placed on having the student research risk management options that will meet their business, family, and personal needs.
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    FBMT2934
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    Fundamentals of Financial Management to Business Plans - This course will focus on providing basic and practical skills needed to develop a business plan. Application skills will be practiced and applied as the students business plan is prepared and implemented.
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    FBMT2932
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    Fundamentals of Financial Management to Strategic Planning - This course will enable students to identify the elements necessary to evaluate and create a strategic plan for the business. Determining uses for the plan today and tomorrow and developing a plan to locate those team members necessary for strategic plan creation.
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    FBMA2934
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    Fundamentals of Financial Management/Business Plan Emphasis - This course will provide practical application of the business plan. Application skills will be practiced and applied as the student's business plan is prepared and implemented.
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    FBMT2930
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    Fundamentals of Financial Risk Management - This course will develop decision-making skills relating to business risk management. Students will further investigate tools effective for reducing potential business operation risks. Emphasis will be placed on researching risk management options that will meet business, family, and personal needs.
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    FBMT1122
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    Implementing the System Management Plan - This course continues to build on the foundation of farm business management. The student will complete a farm business financial and enterprise analysis. Sound financial record keeping is an integral component.
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    FBMT1254
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    Incorporating of Value-Added Enterprises - This course will provide the student with the knowledge of the farm management cycle with the incorporation of a value-added enterprise and the outcomes of the financial and business analysis of the farm.
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    FBMT2152
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    Integrating System Information for Financial Planning - This course uses farm system information to develop a farm financial plan. Interpretation and analysis of the farm system data will enhance the reliability of the farm plan. The comprehensive farm plan will integrate historical trends, farm and personal goals, financial and enterprise performance of the farm business.
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    FBMT2141
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    Interpreting and Evaluation of Financial Data - This course continues to expand on preparation and evaluation of the farm business analysis. The course provides continued guidance and perfection of business record close-out procedures, tax implications of management decisions, and continues to monitor farm business and family goals.
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    FBMT1132
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    Interpreting and Using Farm System Data - This course provides an opportunity for the student to view the farm business and its various components through the application of balance sheets, farm personal and managerial inventories, enterprise reports and historical data.
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    FBMT2142
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    Interpreting Trends in Business Planning - This course examines whole farm, enterprise, balance sheet, and inventory trends. Current analysis data is compared to historical data in making future farm business planning decisions. Financial ratios are used to indicate the farm financial structure.
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    FBMT1211
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    Introduction to Farm Business Management - This course introduces basic farm business management concepts. Students will study the farm management planning cycle and develop an understanding of its relationship to: family and farm business goal setting, cash and enterprise accounting principles, and tax planning.
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    FBMT1170
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    Introduction to Farm Commodities Marketing - This course is designed to introduce students to the various methods and tools to market farm commodities. The students will study types of marketing contracts, cash markets, the roles of brokers and market advisors, and the importance of insurance.
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    FBMT1255
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    Management of Value-Added Enterprises - This course will provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of management aspects of value-added enterprises.
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    FBMT1214
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    Managing a Farm in a Global Economy - This course assists the students in achieving awareness of the development of agricultural policies and practices throughout the world and assessing the impact of these policies and practices on the profitability and viability of their farm business.
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    FBMT1213
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    Managing a Farm System in a Global Economy - This course assists the students in achieving awareness of development in agricultural policies and practices throughout the world and assessing the impact of these policies and practices on the profitability and viability of their farm business.
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    FBMT1131
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    Managing and Modifying Farm System Data - This course will help the student refine their farm business data system and assist them in applying year end procedures for farm business analysis. Students improve accuracy in the following: farm enterprise analysis, tax planning, data filing, and cash and liabilities checks.
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    FBMT8910
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    Minnesota Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certification - Minnesota Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certification prepares individuals to conduct annual safety inspections on farm trucks or other commercial vehicles over 26,000 pounds GVW (gross vehicle weight). Training applies to either commercial or self-owners of qualifying vehicles.
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    FBMT8915
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    Minnesota Commercial Vehicle Inspection Training - N/A
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    FBMT2952
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    Modern Agricultural Technology - This course will focus on current agricultural technological change, exposing students to these changes, determining benefits or liabilities of this technology, determining the cost feasibility of any changes, and having them determine if these changes fit into their personal farming operations.
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    FBMT2170
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    Monitoring Farm Commodity Marketing Plans - This course is designed to revise current farm commodity marketing plans. Emphasis will be placed on current market conditions and pricing opportunities. The student will prioritize and evaluate marketing opportunities and risk.
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    FBMT1121
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    Preparation for Farm Business Analysis - This course will take the student through a step by step procedure to close out a complete year of farm business records. This course will emphasize tax planning, completing inputs to livestock and crop enterprises, and emphasizing cash and liabilities accuracy. A completed business and enterprise analysis will be the course focus.
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    FBMT2162
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    Refining Farm System Management - This course is the culmination of activities designed to enable the student to develop and implement a comprehensive farm business strategic plan. The student will use the components of the Farm Business Management Program to develop and support a farm business strategic plan.
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    FBMT2395
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    Special Topics - Advanced Farm Management - This course covers special topics of interest in general farm management at an advanced level. In addition, this course will emphasize tax planning, completing inputs to livestock and crop enterprises, and emphasizing cash and liabilities accuracy. Student will gain additional knowledge related to the cash flow, balance sheet, and financial analysis in order to gain a large profit margin. Prerequisite: FBMT2290.
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