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    ACCT1501
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    Accounting for Business - This course is an introduction to fundamental accounting concepts and includes analyzing, interpreting, and recording transactions. The course also includes the preparation of financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll transactions.
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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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    ACCT1506
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    Computerized Accounting for Peachtree - This is an introduction to the use of a computerized accounting system to facilitate the functions of journals, ledgers, inventory management, and financial statement preparation. This course will emphasize the use of personal computers to process accounting data. Beginning principles of accounting will be 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 the student additional hands-on training on both Federal and Minnesota state tax rules, the tax return process, and the use of professional tax preparation software for individual taxpayers. Students will be expected to pass an IRS VITA certification test and prepare tax returns as part of the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program administered by the accounting program. 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 income statements, balance sheets, and statement of cash flows. Present and future value concepts are introduced.
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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. Prerequisite: ACCT2601.
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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, specifically the owner's equity section. Learners are familiarized with special revenue recognition problems, error correction, accounting changes, and financial statement analysis. The 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. Prerequisite: ACCT2602.
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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. Prerequisite: ACCT1612.
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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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    ACCT1608
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    Principles of Accounting I - This course is an introduction to fundamental accounting concepts that includes analyzing, interpreting and recording transactions for sole proprietor service, merchandising businesses, and corporations. The course also includes the preparation of financial statements in accordance with commonly accepted accounting principles using the accrual method of accounting, and emphasizes the effects of business transactions on the financial statements. This is an introductory course and is a prerequisite to Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT2601).
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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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    ACCT1612
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    Principles of Accounting II - This course is an introduction to managerial accounting. The focus is on the development of managerial reports and spreadsheet models to provide information for internal decision making. Topics include job costing, cost volume profit analysis, contribution margin income statements, and capital investment decisions. In addition, emphasis is placed on financial statement analysis and the cash flow statement. This course is a prerequisite to Managerial Cost Accounting (ACCT2618).
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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 Volunteers In 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, outlines, and designing letterheads and forms. Concepts taught prepare learners for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Certification exam. Prerequisite: ADMN1513.
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    ADMN1606
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    Business Technology and Practices - This course applies calculating, transcription, records management, and electronic communication skills. Learners experience on-the-job situations using knowledge from previous courses to complete capstone experiences with limited supervision. Learners have opportunities to improve communication skills, develop problem solving and decision making skills, and develop and demonstrate industry work habits working in a Windows environment.
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    ADMN2512
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    Desktop Publishing Essentials - In this course students are introduced to desktop publishing concepts, terminology, techniques and applications within the Adobe Suite. This suite is a bundle of four independent software programs which include: Adobe InDesign, a page layout software program; Photoshop, an image editing software program; Illustrator, a full-featured drawing software program; and Dreamweaver, a Web site development software program. Through hands on software application, students will learn basic typography, image enhancement, and how to integrate text, images, and graphics to create a variety of business products from page layouts and professional documents, to Web sites and illustrations. Prerequisite: ITEC1430 or ITEC1440.
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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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    ADMN1504
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    Office Procedures - This course provides students with a realistic view of today's office. This includes identifying the various generations at work, incorporating diversity, organizational strategies, and equipment involved in the day-to-day activities of an office. The topics help to improve and develop skills in communication, business ethics, office management, telephone etiquette, electronic calendaring, 10-key calculators, and general office procedures. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be prepared to and sit for a certification in Microsoft Outlook.
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    ADMN1501
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    Spreadsheets and Database Applications - The goal of this course is to introduce learners to intermediate and advanced spreadsheet and database concepts using Microsoft Excel and Access in a Microsoft Windows operating system. Students taking this course should have foundational experience with Excel and Access. Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1440, 1445, or ITEC 1430
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    ADMN2601
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    Supervisory Management - This course introduces learners to the responsibilities of a supervisor and identifies how they relate to employee performance. This course acquaints the learner with realistic problems that must be confronted along with practical advice for a solution. Learners are introduced to manager responsibilities related to desired employee performance. This includes areas of communication (coaching skills, hiring, firing, and management styles).
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    ADMN1519
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    Word Processing Applications - This course advances students' knowledge of formatting and editing techniques through the use of rough draft, unarranged, and handwritten copy. There is continued development of speed, accuracy, and proofreading skills through production work. Prerequisite: ADMN1513.
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    ART 1470
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    Art Appreciation - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 6. This course is an introduction to the artistic process and the rich variety of individual artistic visions that result from the process. The focus of this course is to explore, examine, and appreciate the wide range of art that ranges from the realistic to the abstract and from painting to filmmaking. Individual artists who have developed techniques of self-expression in a wide range of media over the centuries are studied. Students learn how to examine form and content of artwork through critical analysis. Several field trips to artists' studios, galleries, and museums are required.
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    ART 1403
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    Art in the World - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal areas 6 and 8. This course exposes the learner to the experience of travel abroad. Learners are required to prepare, through research and classroom experiences, for an intensive interaction in another culture. The learner has opportunities to experience art in locations where it was originally made or where it is preserved and exhibited.
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    ART 1407
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    Design Basics - This course introduces students to the elements of art and the principles of form organization. Students learn to develop unified compositions in both two- and three-dimensional forms. These skills are carried through all design activities.
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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 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 1401
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    Prehistoric to Gothic Art - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 6. This course provides learners with a survey of the major visual arts from the dawn of prehistoric art to Gothic art as a basis for the development of art and architecture. Special emphasis is placed on art and architecture of the prehistoric world: Egyptian, Ancient near East, Aegean, Greek, Etruscan Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic.
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    ART 1406
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    Renaissance to Modern Art - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 6. This course provides learners with a survey of the major visual arts of the Late Gothic through the twentieth century. Special emphasis is placed on art and architecture of the Early Renaissance; High Renaissance; Mannerism; Renaissance in the North; and Baroque in Italy, Germany, Flanders, Holland, Spain, France, and England. The course conclusion includes Neoclassicism and Romanticism; Realism and Impressionism; Postimpressionism; and twentieth century painting, sculpture, and architecture.
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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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    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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    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 meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3. 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. Prerequisites: BIOL1416 or BIOL1417 or BIOL1451.
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    BIOL1439
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    Nutrition II - This course is designed to provide the learner with additional knowledge of nutrition. Instruction will be provided in the area of nutritional applications for most common lifestyle diseases including: diabetic, obese, and senior citizen groups. Additional instruction in the areas of alternative nutritional practices, supplementation, and eating disorders will be provided. The emphasis will be on the nutritional knowledge required for a specific individual integrated with their overall health and wellness. Prerequisite: BIOL1435.
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    BIOL1430
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    People and the Environment - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 10. When this course is taken with BIOL1431 (Lab), it meets MnTC Goal 3 and 10. This course discusses the major environmental problems challenging life on Earth. The major purpose of the class is to heighten awareness of environmental problems and to employ critical thinking to address possible solutions to these problems. Discussions include land use practices in Douglas County, Minnesota and their impact on the environment.
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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 meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3. Information covered in this course includes the food pyramid, the six major nutrients, and nutrition throughout the life cycle. It includes the process of digestion, Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), nutrition labeling, and food fallacies; and calculation of nutrition requirements and ideal body weights. Common health issues related to nutritional status are covered, as well as eating disorders, sports nutrition, and food-borne illness.
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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 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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    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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    CHEM1405
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    Fundamentals of Chemistry - This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 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 the basics of modern organic chemistry. Lab experience is included. Prerequisite: College level math score on a placement test or a grade of "CR" in Preparatory Math for Health Sciences (MATH0000).
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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 (CHEM1405) 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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    CHCA1220
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    Child Safety, Health 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; recognizing child abuse; and current health related issues. This course does not include CPR or first aid certification.
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    CHCA2580
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    Creative Development Learning Experiences - This course is an overview of creative/aesthetic learning experiences in either home or center based settings. Students integrate knowledge of child development, learning environments, and teaching methods to promote children's artistic, musical, movement, and dramatic abilities.
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    CHCA1240
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    Family/Community Relations - 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. The changing role and structure of families, cultural diversity/dynamics, bias, public education, housing, employment, crime, healthcare, legal services, and social services are explored.
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    CHCA1210
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    Foundations of Child Development - This course provides an overview of typical and atypical child development across cultures from prenatal through school age, including physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive, aesthetic, and identity/individual development. It integrates developmental theory with appropriate practices in a variety of early childhood care and education settings.
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    CHCA1230
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    Guidance: Managing the Physical & Social Environment - This course provides an exploration of the physical and social environments that promote learning and development for young children. It includes an introduction to basic child guidance techniques for individual and group situations. Emphasis is on problem prevention and positive guidance strategies, recognition, communication, limit setting, problem solving, and behavior modification. Students apply their knowledge of the environment's role in an actual work setting.
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    CHCA1310
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    Infant/Tod Dev/Lrng - This course is an overview of infant/toddler theory and development in center based or home settings. Students integrate knowledge of developmental needs, developmentally appropriate environments, effective caregiving, teaching strategies, and observation methods. Prerequisite: CHCA1210 or instructor approval.
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    CHCA2511
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    Internship - This course provides an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in an actual child development setting. Students observe and assess children's behavior, facilitate free choice play, implement adult directed learning experiences, and maintain professional relationships. Prerequisite: CHCA1210 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
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    CHCA1201
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    Introduction to Early Childhood Education - This course explores career opportunities for working with children in a variety of child development programs. The course also examines job requirements, duties, regulations, issues, skills, and personal characteristics for becoming successful professionals in early childhood settings.
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    CHCA2560
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    Language & Literature Learning Experiences - This course is an overview of language and literacy learning experiences in either home or center based settings. Students integrate knowledge of child development, learning environments, and teaching methods to promote literacy, conversation, literature, and bilingualism.
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    CHCA2535
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    Managing Challenging Behaviors - This course helps students understand children's behavior problems and identify intervention strategies to prevent and resolve problem behavior, use behavior modification techniques effectively, and design behavior plans.
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    CHCA1316
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    Mixed-Age Development & Learning - This course is an overview of child development theory in center based or home settings. Students integrate knowledge of developmental needs, developmentally appropriate environments, effective caregiving, teaching strategies, and observation methods.
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    CHCA2570
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    Multicultural Learning Experiences - This course provides a general overview of multicultural education in child development settings. Students examine the major approaches to multicultural early childhood education, steps to implement multicultural curriculum, developmentally appropriate learning experiences, curriculum themes, holidays, and celebrations, and communication strategies.
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    CHCA1340
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    Planning & Implementing Curriculum - This course examines the role of the teacher in early childhood settings. It applies the knowledge of child development as it relates to individual children, communities, curriculum, and communication activities.
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    CHCA2810
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    Practicum I - This course provides an opportunity to apply knowledge and skill in an early childhood setting. Students implement a variety of learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate for and culturally sensitive to a specific age and group of children. Prerequisite: CHCA1210.
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    CHCA2840
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    Practicum II - This course is an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in program planning for early childhood/special education leadership roles. Students identify, design, implement, and analyze a comprehensive program that includes schedules, daily plans, sensitivity to individual children and family needs, integration of children with special needs, integration of community resources, cooperation with co-workers, and staff development considerations. Prerequisite: CHCA1210.
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    CHCA1312
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    Preschool Development and Learning - This course is an overview of school age theory and development in center based or home settings. Students integrate knowledge of developmental needs, developmentally appropriate environments, effective caregiving, teaching strategies, and observation methods. Prerequisite: CHCA1210 or instructor approval.
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    CHCA2600
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    Professional Leadership - This course prepares students to take an active/advocate role in the child development profession by examining the history, current trends, and future of child care and early childhood education.
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    CHCA2640
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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 child care program plan.
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    CHCA1314
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    School-Age Development & Learning - This course is an overview of school age theory and development in center based or home settings. Students integrate knowledge of developmental needs, developmentally appropriate environments, effective caregiving, teaching strategies, and observation methods.
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    COAR2616
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    Advertising Design I - This computer intensive course explores the contemporary advertising market. The student learns more about print advertising, the strategies used to "sell" the consumer, and the technical and creative aspects of putting together interesting advertising materials in this challenging and dynamic field. By completing a series of advertising projects on the computer, the student learns to solve design problems using a step-by-step creative process. Prerequisite: COAR1614 and COAR1615.
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    COAR1600
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    Color and Design - Color is the major focus of this course, which examines the importance of color along with the other elements of design. The learner studies the science of color, the history of color, the experience of color, and how to mix and use color. Watercolors and computers are used to create color exercises. The learner experiments with color systems and thinks creatively with color using design principles. Prerequisite: A laptop with one of the following software: InDesign, Illustrator, FreeHand, or Coral Draw is required. Use of the software is not taught in this course; therefore, students must have a working proficiency of whatever software they choose to use. Students not enrolled in the Communication Art and Design program require the instructors approval.
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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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    COAR1604
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    Computer I/InDesign - The unique capabilities of the Macintosh computer and the various software options available are explored as they relate to the field of Communication Art and Design. InDesign, a page layout design program, is used in the development of ads, brochures, etc.
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    COAR1624
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    Computer II/Photoshop - This course helps the student master the dominant photo manipulation software used in industry. Projects are created using Photoshop as well as InDesign.
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    COAR2613
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    Computer III/Illustrator - The learner establishes a working familiarity with Illustrator. Through the execution of the units in this course, the student develops technical drawing skills and a design sensibility.
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    COAR2629
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    Corporate Identity I - This course examines brand, brand identity (logos and symbols), their necessity and value, and their origins and history. Students learn how to prepare business identities with extensive applications. The course focus is the basic steps in the corporate identity process: analysis (defining and researching), design exploration (conceptualizing), design refinement (analyzing), and implementation. Prerequisite: COAR1604.
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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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    COAR2621
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    Display/Package Design - The student learns techniques to design and builds various packages. The course focuses on the process of solving display design problems within practical boundaries. Prerequisite: COAR1624.
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    COAR1510
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