May 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 08, 2020  
May 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Course Descriptions


 

Data Analytics

  
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    DA 306 - R Programming for Data Analytics


    This course teaches R, an open-source programming language for statistical computing and graphics. Topics include how to write functions, loops, and scripts that uses basic statistical functions and tools such as normal distribution, boxplots to analyze data and present data in a graphical way, demonstrating how to turn unstructured data into structured data, how to live link R to a database, and how to search online databases for answers. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 60.00. Prerequisite: IS 122 Programming Logic  and MA 320 Statistics . Corequisite: None
  
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    DA 402 - Data Analytics and Projects I


    This project based course focuses on a big data analysis solution using cloud services. Topics include creating clusters to process big data, connecting to clusters, uploading data, and running codes. Other projects include using tools for analyzing and querying data in a distributed environment, using user-defined functions and incorporating predictive analytics and machine learning. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 60.00. Prerequisite: DA 302 Foundations of Data Analytics . Corequisite: None
  
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    DA 404 - Data Analytics and Projects II


    This project based course presents Machine Learning technology. Advanced topics include using machine learning tools and algorithms to gather data, clean data, create data models, perform prediction, and process new data. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 60.00. Prerequisite: DA 302 Foundations of Data Analytics . Corequisites: None
  
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    DA 408 - Data Management


    This course includes the topics of advanced database management and reporting, and business intelligence (BI).  This course is intended to teach a managed enterprise BI solution. Additional topics include how to implement multi-dimensional and tabular data models, delivering reports with industry standard tools, creating dashboards with industry standard tools, and discovering business insights by using data mining. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 60.00. Prerequisite: DA 302 Foundations of Data Analytics . Corequisite: None
  
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    DA 410 - Data Presentation and Visualization


    This course teaches data presentation and visualization. The topics include the learning of building blocks and services; connecting to data sources; cleaning and transforming of data; modeling data and managing your data relationship; creating calculated columns, measures, and tables; creating customized visualization; connecting and publishing and sharing dashboards and reports. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 60.00. Prerequisite: DA 404 Data Analytics and Projects II . Corequisite: None
  
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    DA 491 - Data Analytics Technology Capstone Project


    In this course, students will work individually or in a project team on an industry-sponsored or instructor-approved project. They will identify a problem; develop and design specifications based on the stakeholder’s needs; consider alternative designs; develop a schedule and a budget. Students will then design, develop, and test the proposed process or product. Interim reports.to the sponsor or to the class, a final project report, and a final presentation will be required. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 60.00. Prerequisite: Final Semester Corequisite: None

Dental Hygiene

  
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    DH 105 - Dental and Medical Terminology


    This course introduces the foundations of the language of medicine and dentistry. Students will develop medical and dental vocabulary through the study of the structures, functions, diagnostic procedures, pathology, and treatment procedures of the body systems. The course explains the composition of medical and dental terms by exploring prefix, root combination, and suffix divisions along with word composition. Common medical and dental procedures and practices are discussed along with disease processes. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisites:  SC 146 Anatomy and Physiology I  and SC 166 Microbiology . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 111 - Medical Emergencies in Dentistry


    This course provides a study of the most common medical emergencies in the dental setting and appropriate treatment measures. It includes identifying and managing medically compromised dental patients in the dental clinic. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: MA 109 College Algebra , SC 166 Microbiology  and SC 146 Anatomy and Physiology I  . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 119 - Orofacial Structures


    This course provides information on the nomenclature, morphology, anatomy, physiology, and histology of the oral cavity. Special emphasis is placed on characteristics of the primary and permanent dentition, including crown and root formation. Components of the tooth structure, characteristics of the supporting tissues, eruption and exfoliation patterns, and related dental terminology will also be discussed. Students will be introduced to the anatomical structures involved with the head and neck. Bones of the face and skull, muscles of the oral cavity and surrounding tissues, and nerve and blood supply avenues will be covered. Students will become familiar with anatomical landmarks related to dentistry. Human development of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and nervous systems will be stressed, with an emphasis on their relation to the oral cavity. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: DH 105 Dental and Medical Terminology   and SC 129 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology I  . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 141 - Oral Histology and Embryology


    This course is an introduction to general histology, embryological development of the face and oral cavity, development of teeth, eruption, and exfoliation. Tooth structures, including enamel, dentin, cementum, and pulp, will also be covered. Additional topics include periodontal ligaments, oral mucosa and salivary glands, and developmental tooth anomalies. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DH 105 Dental and Medical Terminology , SC 150 Principles of Nutrition , and SC 186 Chemistry . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 190 - Orofacial Structures, Histology, and Embryology


    This course provides information on the nomenclature, morphology, anatomy, physiology, histology and embryological development of the head and neck and oral cavity. Topics include the primary and permanent dentition, including crown and root formation. Components of the tooth structure, characteristics of the supporting tissues, eruption and exfoliation patterns, and related dental terminology will also be discussed. Additional topics include periodontal ligaments, oral mucosa and salivary glands, and developmental tooth anomalies.  Students will be introduced to the anatomical structures involved with the head and neck. Bones of the face and skull, muscles of the oral cavity and surrounding tissues, and nerve and blood supply avenues will be covered. Students will become familiar with anatomical landmarks related to dentistry. Human development of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and nervous systems will be stressed, with an emphasis on their relation to the oral cavity. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hour. Contact Hours: 45.00. Prerequisite: SC 150 Principles of Nutrition  and SC 186 Chemistry . Corequisites: None
  
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    DH 199 - Dental Hygiene Preclinical


    This course prepares the student with the introductory knowledge and skills to properly and safely handle material and equipment in the dental clinic. It will prepare the students to provide clinical dental hygiene services. Students will also be learning the techniques for sterilization, infection control protocols, managing medical emergencies, and taking and recording medical histories, including vital signs. Students will be introduced to the instruments utilized by the dental hygienist and will also perform basic dental hygiene procedures. Topics include oral prophylaxis, including scaling and root planing, instrumentation techniques, and oral health instruction and education. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisites: DH 219 Introduction to Patient Care . Corequisite: DH 199C Dental Hygiene Preclinical Practice .
  
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    DH 199C - Dental Hygiene Preclinical Practice


    This course prepares the student with the introductory knowledge and skills to properly and safely handle material and equipment in the dental clinic. This laboratory course will prepare the students to provide clinical dental hygiene services. Students will learn the techniques for sterilization, infection-control protocols, managing medical emergencies, and taking and recording medical histories, including vital signs. Students will be introduced to the instruments utilized by the dental hygienist and will also perform basic dental hygiene procedures. Topics include oral prophylaxis, including scaling and root planing, instrumentation techniques, and oral health instruction and education. In addition to laboratory skills performed on manikins, students will participate in dental hygiene observation sessions and begin treatment on classmates. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisites: DH 219 Introduction to Patient Care . Corequisite: DH 199 Dental Hygiene Preclinical .
  
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    DH 210 - Dental Management and Technologies


    In this course, the student will be introduced to the responsibilities of office management and administration. Specific topics include scheduling and appointment control, records management, recall systems, financial transactions, communication techniques, inventory control and cost analysis, HIPAA, and application of dental practice management software and systems. Students will also explore technology used in the dental clinic and its impact on dental management. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DH 105 Dental and Medical Terminology . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 211 - General and Oral Pathology


    This course is designed to provide information on developmental disturbances, disease and their microbiological origin and/or manifestations associated with various diseases and disorders. Topics include cause of disease, process of inflammation and repair, autoimmune diseases, characteristics of neoplasms, nature of diseases and anomalies of the teeth, oral cavity, and supporting tissues. Common pathology, such as dental caries, neoplasias, oral lesions, benign and malignant conditions, oral cancer, temporomandibular disorders and various cysts and tumors, will be identified and discussed. Emphasis will be placed on clinical recognition of pathological conditions as well as contributing factors. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hrs. Contact Hours: 45 Prerequisites: DH 119 Orofacial Structures , DH 141 Oral Histology and Embryology , DH 219 Introduction to Patient Care , and DH 250 Principles of Dental Radiography . Corequisites: None.
  
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    DH 219 - Introduction to Patient Care


    This course contains didactic instruction that correlates to subjects and procedures in the pre-clinical lab course. Students will receive in-depth information pertaining to introductory dental hygiene techniques and clinical practice. Emphasis is on current theories and scientific principles, prevention of disease transmission, professional and ethical treatment of patients, clinical preparation, and comprehensive patient care. Topics include infection control protocols and recording patient medical/dental histories. Students will gain the knowledge necessary to provide dental hygiene assessments, perform a dental hygiene diagnosis, and prepare a care plan. Students will understand the implementation and evaluation phases of assessment. Topics covered will be studied in detail. Students will study and practice effective communication techniques. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DH 111 Medical Emergencies in Dentistry , DH 119 Orofacial Structures , DH 141 Oral Histology and Embryology DH 210 Dental Management and Technologies , and DH 290 Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 250 - Principles of Dental Radiography


    This course includes the history of dental radiography, image and x-ray production, radiation safety, patient protection, and quality assurance. Proper processing techniques and the importance of high-quality dental radiographs will be stressed. Students will be familiar with both the paralleling and bisecting techniques used to expose dental radiographs. Intraoral and extra-oral techniques will be discussed. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DH 119 Orofacial Structures , DH 210 Dental Management and Technologies  and SC 229 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 284 - Community Dental Health


    This course introduces the student to current issues related to community dental health. Community dental health practices will be compared to clinical private dental facilities. Epidemiological methods, analysis of research findings, problem and study selection and evaluation, as well as research, planning, and design for community-based dental programs, will be discussed. Students will gain an understanding of the role of community dental health opportunities as they relate to the entire community. The effectiveness and accessibility of community dental healthcare will be evaluated.  Students will complete 22.5 hours of observation and/or presentations to diverse patient populations.  Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hrs. Contact Hours: 60 Prerequisites: DH 199 Dental Hygiene Preclinical  and DH 211 General and Oral Pathology . Corequisite: None
  
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    DH 290 - Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist


    This course introduces the student to a variety of drug categories, with emphasis placed on commonly prescribed medications and drugs utilized in the dental office. The physical and chemical characteristics of drugs, routes of administration, therapeutic and side effects, precautions, drug interactions, and contraindications to dental treatment will be covered. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: MA 109 College Algebra , DH 105 Dental and Medical Terminology ,  DH 111 Medical Emergencies in Dentistry  , SC 166 Microbiology  and SC 186 Chemistry . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 295 - Radiography Interpretation


    This course covers the concepts of radiographic interpretation, as required for the dental hygienist. The importance of high-quality dental radiographs will be stressed. Students will be able to identify normal and abnormal anatomy and conditions. Radiographic appearance of caries, periodontal disease, periapical lesions, restorative materials, and the interpretation of the classification of periodontal disease will be covered as well as the differences of radiopaque and radiolucent structures. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DH 219 Introduction to Patient Care  and DH 250 Principles of Dental Radiography . Corequisite: DH 295L Radiography Interpretation Laboratory .
  
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    DH 295L - Radiography Interpretation Laboratory


    This course includes learning the techniques for exposing high-quality radiographic images. The importance of diagnostic dental radiographs will be stressed. Students will become familiar with both the paralleling and bisecting techniques used to expose dental radiographs. Students will expose radiographs on both the Dexters (manikins) and patients. Intraoral techniques are utilized, and extra-oral techniques will be demonstrated. Students will expose, mount, and evaluate full-mouth radiographs, including bitewings. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour. Contact Hours: 30.00. Prerequisites: DH 219 Introduction to Patient Care ,  DH 250 Principles of Dental Radiography   and DH 301 Dental Hygiene Research . Corequisite: DH 295 Radiography Interpretation .
  
  
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    DH 301 - Dental Hygiene Research


    This course is designed as an introduction to the role of evidence-based dentistry (EBD) and research. The two goals of this course are: 1) to develop skills in the scientific methods of research in an effort to develop evidence based decision making for optimal patient care; and 2) to develop skills needed to critically assess current and relevant scientific literature in relation to research design and principles for individual patient care needs. To make this learning more meaningful, students will apply the knowledge gained to patient care. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: MA 320 Statistics . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 302 - Periodontology I


    The etiology of periodontal disease, as well as the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment options, will be discussed, including clinical procedures and associated surgical interventions. The clinical, histopathological, and pathogenesis of gingivitis and periodontitis is included, and emphasis will be placed on the progression of periodontal disease and the role of the dental hygienist in the management and treatment of disease. Evaluation of periodontal treatment, the maintenance phase of periodontal treatment, and the relationship between periodontics and other disciplines in dentistry will be discussed. Roles of clinical research in the treatment of periodontal disease will also be discussed. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DH 199 Dental Hygiene Preclinical , DH 199C Dental Hygiene Preclinical Practice , DH 211 General and Oral Pathology , DH 295 Radiography Interpretation  and DH 295L Radiography Interpretation Laboratory . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 305 - Cultural Diversity in Dental Hygiene


    This course focuses on cultural diversity and how to begin the journey of becoming culturally competent in our society. It examines our own cultural beliefs, values, and practices and other cultures in the dental healthcare system. This course will teach the student how to develop cultural competence by acquiring the ability to provide care to patients with diverse backgrounds, values, beliefs, and behaviors, including tailoring delivery of care to meet patients’ social, cultural, and linguistic needs. The course is also designed to understand the concept of culture and the hygienist’s cultural awareness of the relationships between Westernized medicine and traditional health practices and recognition of selected cultures within the United States. Providing quality patient care through understanding cultural differences will be explored. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: None Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 310 - Technology in Dental Hygiene


    This course focuses on exploring the various diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational uses of technology in dental hygiene. These technologies include digital radiographs, intra-oral images, automatic probes, and lasers used in dentistry. This course will show dental hygienists how to enhance their oral hygiene instructions with the use of technology. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    DH 315 - Leadership in Dental Hygiene


    Leadership is an essential part of the oral health profession, and developing leadership skills is a multifaceted undertaking. This course provides the students with the opportunity to explore the leadership theories, styles, behaviors, and attitudes that enhance the delivery of patient care and professional success. Specific content includes comparing and contrasting leadership and management, personal philosophy development, dental hygiene mentorship, strategic planning, shared governance, interdisciplinary collaboration, political action, professional and team development, and healthcare trends. This course will empower the student to take charge of their career and leadership potential. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: DH 219 Introduction to Patient Care . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 320 - Clinical Theory and Scientific Basis


    This course is designed to provide students with the scientific basis for dental hygiene care. Emphasis will be placed on the areas of oral health education, preventive care, and nutritional and tobacco cessation counseling to the management of oral health. Topics include the formulation of a dental hygiene diagnostic statement, SOAP note method of documentation, diet and the caries process, advanced non-surgical periodontal therapies including chemotherapeutic agents, advanced periodontal instrumentation techniques with hand and ultrasonic instruments. Other topics include care of hand instruments with instrument sharpening, care of dental implants, and protocol and procedural methods for the use and care of ultrasonic instruments. Students will apply the knowledge gained in this course to practical situations in the lab component as well as in the clinic. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites:  DH 199 Dental Hygiene Preclinical DH 199C Dental Hygiene Preclinical Practice  , DH 211 General and Oral Pathology  and DH 295 Radiography Interpretation . Corequisite: DH 320L Clinical Theory and Scientific Basis Laboratory .
  
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    DH 320L - Clinical Theory and Scientific Basis Laboratory


    This course is a continuation of the pre-clinical lab and aligns with DH320. Emphasis will be placed on instrument sharpening, cleaning dental prostheses, the use and care of ultrasonic instruments, advanced fulcrum and instrumentation techniques with hand and ultrasonic instruments for scaling and root planning to access furcations and navigate root morphology, advanced probing techniques to include clinical attachment levels, application of chemotherapeutic agents, and the care of dental implants. Students will apply the knowledge gained in the corequisite course to practical situations in the lab as well as in the clinic. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DH 199 Dental Hygiene Preclinical DH 199C Dental Hygiene Preclinical Practice  , DH 211 General and Oral Pathology  and DH 295 Radiography Interpretation . Corequisite: DH 320 Clinical Theory and Scientific Basis .
  
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    DH 326 - Dental Materials


    The course content provides an educational background as well as the knowledge necessary to work with commonly used dental materials and equipment utilized by the dental hygienist to ensure quality patient care. Topics covered include properties and science of dental materials, infection control and safety, direct and indirect restorative materials, fixed and removable appliances, application of pit and fissure sealants, polishing amalgams, amalgam margination, application and removal of the rubber dam, gingival retraction and hemostasis, suture removal, placing temporary restorations, removal of orthodontic cement, impressions/bite registrations, pouring and trimming study models, and custom tray fabrication. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DH 299C Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice I , DH 302 Periodontology I , and DH 320 Clinical Theory and Scientific Basis . Corequisite: DH 326L Dental Materials Lab .
  
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    DH 326L - Dental Materials Lab


    This course consists of laboratory experiences studied in DH 326 Dental Materials  and provides the skills necessary for commonly used dental materials and equipment utilized by the dental hygienist to ensure quality patient care. Laboratory exercises include, but are not limited to, infection control and safety, direct and indirect restorative materials, fixed and removable appliances, application of pit and fissure sealants, polishing amalgams, amalgam margination, application and removal of the rubber dam, gingival retraction and hemostasis, suture removal, placing temporary restorations, removal of orthodontic cement, impressions/bite registrations, pouring and trimming study models, and custom tray fabrication. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DH 299C Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice I , DH 302 Periodontology I , and DH 320 Clinical Theory and Scientific Basis . Corequisite: DH 326 Dental Materials .
  
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    DH 329 - Pain Management


    This course covers the current concepts of pain management as well as dental anxiety techniques used in the dental office. Students will be prepared to safely administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation therapy for use in the practice of dental hygiene. Students will study client assessment, anatomy, physiology, emergency management procedures, pharmacology, and indications/contraindications associated with the use of local anesthesia or nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation. Emphasis will be placed on selection and administration of appropriate anesthetic agents and evaluation of proper administration techniques. Legal and ethical issues associated with pain management will also be discussed. Laboratory/clinical sessions in the corequisite course include actual experiences in the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DH 199 Dental Hygiene Preclinical , DH 199C Dental Hygiene Preclinical Practice , DH 211 General and Oral Pathology  DH 295 Radiography Interpretation , DH 295L Radiography Interpretation Laboratory  and DH 315 Leadership in Dental Hygiene . Corequisite: DH 329L Pain Management Lab .
  
  
  
  
  
  
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    DH 415 - Dental Hygiene Ethics and Jurisprudence


    This course provides the student with ethical, legal, and professional obligations required of a dental hygienist. Content includes legal terminology and laws involving patients as well as the entire dental health team, practice management, leadership skills, research, and development theories. Professional conduct, including state rules and statutes, as published by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, will be covered. Students are required to successfully complete the Minnesota Jurisprudence Exam to become licensed as a dental hygienist. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DH 399C Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice II , DH 402 Periodontology II , DH 405 Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene , and DH 410 Diverse Needs in Patient Populations . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 420 - Dental Hygiene Board Review


    This course will provide the dental hygiene student an opportunity to review the concepts, methods, procedures, and materials studied throughout their dental hygiene education in preparation for national, regional, and state examinations. Topics include, but are not limited to, histology and embryology, anatomy and physiology, head and neck anatomy and physiology, clinical oral structures, including dental anatomy and root morphology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, general and oral pathology, microbiology and immunology, prevention of disease transmission in oral health care, pharmacology, biochemistry, nutrition and nutritional counseling, biomaterials, periodontics, the dental hygiene process of care, strategies for oral health promotion and disease prevention and control, instrumentation for patient assessment and care, management of pain and anxiety, dental hygiene care for patients with special needs including the medically compromised patient, community oral health planning and practice, medical emergencies, and ethical and legal issues. State process of licensure application will also be reviewed. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DH 326 Dental Materials DH 326L Dental Materials Lab , DH 399C Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice II , DH 402 Periodontology II , DH 405 Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene , and DH 410 Diverse Needs in Patient Populations . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DH 427 - Teaching and Theories of Learning


    This course examines educational theories, methodology, assessment, and competency-based education in dental hygiene. Specific topics include didactic instructional methodologies, clinical instructional methodologies, lesson planning, and formative and summative evaluation.  Students must perform a minimum of 22.5 hours of teaching observations. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60 Prerequisites: DH 301 Dental Hygiene Research , DH 305 Cultural Diversity in Dental Hygiene , and DH 315 Leadership in Dental Hygiene . Corequisites: None
  
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    DH 428 - Clinical Practice Management


    This course examines elements needed to manage a successful clinical practice. Specific topics include finance for the dental clinic, marketing, human resource management and development, technology and the dental clinic, and theories of organizational management.  Students will be required to observe a dental office manager for a minimum of 22.5 hours. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60 Prerequisites: MA 320 Statistics , DH 301 Dental Hygiene Research , DH 305 Cultural Diversity in Dental Hygiene , and DH 315 Leadership in Dental Hygiene . Corequisites: None
  
  

Dental Science

  
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    DS 101 - Chairside Assisting I


    This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of working in a dental office as a chairside assistant. The student will be introduced to dental terminology, oral anatomy, and oral tissue examination that will be utilized in patient charting. It introduces concepts and techniques of basic equipment use and maintenance, four-handed dentistry, oral evacuation, isolation techniques, beneficial ergonomics, and basic instrument identification and transfer. Students will utilize oral communication skills to instruct patients in proper oral hygiene and preventive dentistry. It also will provide the students with basic nutritional concepts and their practical applications. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 75.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    DS 102 - Pre-Clinical Dental Assisting


    This course will introduce the student to the health and safety considerations for basic infection control, dental emergencies and the disease process, including infectious diseases and disease transmission. Topics include occupational safety, personal protection, exposure control, infection control, sterilization and disinfection techniques, hazard and bloodborne pathogens standards, and waste disposal as defined by governmental agencies such as OSHA, CDC, and EPA. This course will also discuss the prevention and treatment of common medical emergencies experienced in the dental office. The student will have a basic understanding of the classification, administration, and use and effects of drugs commonly used in a dental office. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    DS 105 - Dental Communications


    This course is designed to develop the student’s oral and written communications skills for use in the dental office. Students will prepare and present a speech on subjects related to dentistry. Various topics include understanding patient behavior, psychology in the dental office, professional boundaries, and stress management. Through lecture, discussion, and individual and small group presentations, the student will become more confident in communicating with others. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    DS 107 - Dental Materials


    This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge of dental materials commonly utilized in the general dentistry office. Topics include the chemical and physical properties of and uses, types and applications for a wide variety of common materials used in the dental office. These include gypsum, impression materials, acrylics and/or thermoplastics, waxes, dental cements, and restorative materials. Students will become familiar with laboratory procedures that are commonly performed in the dental office including but not limited to assisting with and/or appliying bases, liners and bonding agents, placing, fabricating, and removing provisional restorations, assisting with a direct permanent restoration, preliminary restorations and cleaning and polishing removable dental appliances. Students gain practical experience by manipulating materials and working with dental lab equipment. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    DS 108 - Dental Science


    This course provides an overview of general anatomy and functions including a basic understanding of the common disease process and pathological conditions. Emphasis is given to a comprehensive overview of oral, head, and neck anatomy and function. Oral pathology, oral histology and oral embryology are covered as well. The effects of anesthesia on the nervous and circulatory systems as related to dental procedures is covered. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    DS 110 - Expanded Functions I


    This course introduces and expands on a variety of functions that may be required of a dental assistant. It covers both didactic and laboratory training in the following areas: placement and/or removal of a rubber dam, taking impressions for casts, custom tray fabrication, taking bite registrations, utilizing matrix retainers, bands and wedges and removing excess cement or bonding agents. Where graduates of a CODA-accredited program are authorized to perform additional functions defined by the program’s state-specific dental board or regulatory agency, this course will include content related to placement of gingival retraction agents, performing orthodontic functions, placing and removing periodontal dressing, removal of sutures and removal of cement. Didactic and lab/preclinical experience will be gained in the process of fabricating casts, temporary crown and/or bridges, and the functions used in orthodontics such as placement of ligature ties, preselecting orthodontic bands, separators, cutting arch wires and removal of loose bands or brackets. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 75.00 Prerequisite: DS 101 Chairside Assisting I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DS 116 - Radiology


    This course will provide the student with the necessary background knowledge of ionizing radiation including the following: history of dental radiography; image and x-ray production; radiation safety; patient and operator protection and quality assurance. Students will use paralleling and bisecting techniques to produce images. The advantage and disadvantage of each of those techniques will be discussed. Errors in exposure, developing and mounting will be addressed. Students will be given the opportunity to expose, process, mount and evaluate for diagnostic value films/images on a variety of patients. The procedural techniques for exposing extraoral accessory films utilized in dental offices will be introduced. Semester Credit Hours 5.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 90.00 Prerequisites: DS 101 Chairside Assisting I , DS 102 Pre-Clinical Dental Assisting , DS 108 Dental Science , DS 110 Expanded Functions I , and CPR. Corequisite: None.
  
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    DS 119 - Advanced Expanded Functions


    Where graduates of a CODA-accredited program are authorized to perform additional functions defined by the program’s state-specific dental board or regulatory agency, this course will provide content for either didactic and/or laboratory competence in monitoring and/or administering Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen analgesia, performing restoration polishing, placing pit and fissure sealants, polishing the coronal surfaces of the teeth, applying fluoride agents, placing and/or removing the rubber dam, applying topical anesthetic and desensitizing agents. The cause, manifestations and removal of stains will be addressed. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DS 101 Chairside Assisting I , DS 102 Pre-Clinical Dental Assisting , DS 108 Dental Science , DS 110 Expanded Functions I , and current CPR certification. Corequisite: DS 119L Advanced Expanded Functions Lab  or DS 120 Clinical Applications (OH Students Only) .
  
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    DS 119L - Advanced Expanded Functions Lab


    This course serves as a clinical/laboratory experience in which students will demonstrate application of the following: mechanical polishing techniques, application of topical fluoride and medications, administration of nitrous oxide analgesia, use of a rubber dam, taking impressions for casts and appropriate bite registrations, removing excess cement, placing and removing separators, etching appropriate enamel surfaces, and applying and adjusting pit and fissure sealants. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites: DS 101 Chairside Assisting I , DS 102 Pre-Clinical Dental Assisting , DS 108 Dental Science , DS 110 Expanded Functions I . Corequisite: DS 119 Advanced Expanded Functions .
  
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    DS 120 - Clinical Applications (OH Students Only)


    This course requires the student to work in the dental clinic performing four- and six-handed dentistry on patients with a dentist, hygienist, and/or an EFDA. The students will be required to participate in chairside assisting, performing tasks needed for examinations, prophylaxis, and restorative procedures as well as endodontic, prosthodontic, orthodontic, periodontic, and oral surgery procedures. Laboratory techniques will involve utilizing dental materials and laboratory equipment needed for these procedures. This course requires students to expose and process radiographs, perform administrative duties, and demonstrate infection-control techniques required by regulatory and non-regulatory agencies. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites: DS 101 Chairside Assisting I , DS 102 Pre-Clinical Dental Assisting , DS 108 Dental Science , DS 110 Expanded Functions I . Corequisite: DS 119 Advanced Expanded Functions .
  
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    DS 152 - Chairside Assisting II


    In this course, the student will be taught the role of the dental assistant in different specialty areas in dentistry, specifically: endodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, periodontics, and pediatric dentistry. Through lecture and instrument identification, the student will become familiar with the procedures and instruments used in each specialty. Current concepts of chairside assisting in general dentistry, as well as dental specialties, are presented with emphasis on the utilization of the dental assistant. Chairside Assisting II includes a clinical rotation where each student is introduced to a general office for observation and practical experience in chairside assisting. The rotation will provide the student with the opportunity to experience and participate in the duties of a dental assistant in a clinical setting. Semester Credit Hours 5.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 90.00 Prerequisites: DS 101 Chairside Assisting I , DS 102 Pre-Clinical Dental Assisting , and DS 108 Dental Science . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DS 204 - Dental Management


    In this course, the student will be introduced to the responsibilities of office management and the administrative assistant, including scheduling and appointment control, patient and business records management, filing, recall systems, financial transactions, telephone technique and etiquette, dental insurance, inventory control, and application of dental practice management software. Information regarding patient rights and privacy under the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) will also be discussed. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DS 101 Chairside Assisting I  and DS 105 Dental Communications . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DS 207 - Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence


    This ethics and jurisprudence course is designed to prepare the student for their internship experience as well as the appropriate state and/or national certifications. This course provides information on the ethical, legal, and professional experiences and obligations of the dental assistant as a member of the dental healthcare team. Students will receive information on a variety of topics representative of the dental assisting profession. Topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: ethical behaviors, professional associations, legal terminology, patient rights and responsibilities, and assistant-related responsibilities. Rules and statutes published and enforced by the state dental board will be covered. Ethics and Jurisprudence is a course that aids the student in combining their didactic training and professional development skills in preparation for a comprehensive examination and entry-level employment. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: DS 101 Chairside Assisting I  and DS 105 Dental Communications . Corequisite: None.
  
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    DS 294 - Dental Assisting Internship


    During the internship clinical phase of training, the student will experience various aspects of working in a private dental office, group dental practice, or specialty dental office. The internship will provide the student with the opportunity to experience and participate in the duties of a dental assistant in a clinical setting at an entry level. Areas such as treatment room preparation, infection control procedures, four-handed dentistry, front office procedures, laboratory procedures, and expanded functions will be emphasized. Students will learn by observing experienced dental office personnel and participating in a clinical setting under close supervision of trained healthcare professionals. Students will use self-evaluation techniques to enhance their understanding and learning. Semester Credit Hours 7.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 315.00 Prerequisites: All didactic coursework, program GPA of 2.00, and CPR. Corequisite: None.

Economics

  
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    EC 111 - Principles of Microeconomics


    This course provides an overview of economics and the economy from a microeconomics perspective. Topics include economic analysis, factors in the market system, market structure and pricing strategies, the availability of resource markets, supply and demand, and the impact of public policy on markets. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    EC 121 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    This course provides an overview of economics and the economy from a macroeconomics perspective. Topics include an introduction to economic concepts, the fundamentals of macroeconomics, macroeconomic theory and policy, the role of money, banking, and monetary policy, and the relationship of macroeconomics to the global economy. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    EC 231 - Economics


    The first part of this course provides an overview of economics and the economy from a microeconomics perspective. Topics include economic analysis, factors in the market system, market structure and pricing strategies, the availability of resource markets, supply and demand, and the impact of public policy on markets. The second part of this course provides an overview of economics and the economy from a macroeconomics perspective. Topics include an introduction to economic concepts, the fundamentals of macroeconomics, macroeconomic theory and policy, the role of money, banking, and monetary policy, and the relationship of macroeconomics to the global economy. Semester Credit Hours 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 90.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.

Emergency Medical Technician

  
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    EM 116 - EMT Basic Theory and Lab


    This course introduces theory and techniques of basic emergency medical care in the pre-hospital setting and pathophysiological principles related to the recognition and management of a variety of patient conditions.  Students will interpret signs and symptoms to develop a treatment management plan related to the patient’s condition.  The course will certify each student in basic life support for cardiac emergencies.   Semester Credit Hours 9.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 150.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: EM 117 EMT Basic Clinical .
  
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    EM 117 - EMT Basic Clinical


    This course is taken in conjunction with EM116 and will provide an opportunity for students to gain experience in the field of emergency service.  Students will be placed in a field experience for 45 hours in order to provide diagnoses and develop basic life support treatment plans for the patients in the field. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: EM 116 EMT Basic Theory and Lab .
  
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    EM 189 - Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology


    This course will provide the paramedic with information about anatomy and physiology relating to each of the following body systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, joints, nervous and special senses. Biochemistry, cellular biology, and histology will be integrated into each body system. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: EM 189L Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology Lab .
  
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    EM 189L - Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology Lab


    This course is the laboratory portion of EM189.  Students will utilize their knowledge of the human body systems and learn to locate specific structures on and within the human body. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: EM 189 Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology .
  
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    EM 191 - Paramedic Preparation


    This course introduces issues related to the practice of pre-hospital advanced life support as a career with a focus on issues common to all healthcare professions. Content areas include paramedic roles and responsibilities, well-being of the paramedic, illness and injury prevention, medical-legal-ethical issues, therapeutic communications, and medical terminology. Upon completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT Paramedic. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: EM 189 /EM 189L Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology Lab . Corequisites: None.
  
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    EM 192 - Paramedic Operations


    This course focuses on the operational knowledge and skills needed for safe and effective patient care within the paramedic’s scope of practice. Content areas include pathophysiology, life span development, ambulance operations, medical incident command, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents, crime scene awareness, and state EMS laws and rules. Upon completion, students demonstrate competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT Paramedic Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: EM 191 Paramedic Preparation  and EM 194 Paramedic General Pharmacology .  Corequisites: None.
  
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    EM 193 - Patient Assessment and Management


    This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to perform a comprehensive patient assessment, make initial management decisions, and communicate assessment findings and patient care verbally and in writing. Content areas include airway management, history taking, physical examination techniques, patient assessment, clinical decision-making, communication, documentation, and assessment-based management. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: EM 191 Paramedic Preparation  and EM 194 Paramedic General Pharmacology . Corequisite: None.
  
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    EM 194 - Paramedic General Pharmacology


    This course introduces basic pharmacological agents and concepts with an emphasis on drug classification and the knowledge and skills required for safe, effective medication administration. Content areas include general principles of pharmacology and pharmacologic pathophysiology, venous and intravenous access techniques, the metric and apothecary system, computation of dosage and solution problems, administration of pharmacologic agents, and nasogastric tube placement. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: EM 189 /EM 189L Paramedic Anatomy and Physiology Lab . Corequisite: None.
  
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    EM 195 - Advanced Trauma Management


    This course relates pathophysiology and assessment findings to the formulation of field impressions and implementation of treatment plans for trauma patients. Content areas include the pathophysiology, assessment, and management of trauma as related to trauma systems, mechanisms of injury, hemorrhage and shock, soft-tissue injuries, burns, and head, facial, spinal, thoracic, abdominal, and musculoskeletal trauma. Theory and skills are applied to a variety of patient situations in the clinical setting with a focus on patient assessment, trauma management, advanced airway management, IV/IO initiation, and medication administration. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. Semester Credit Hours 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 195.00 Prerequisite: EM 191 Paramedic Preparation  and EM 194 Paramedic General Pharmacology . Corequisite: None.
  
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    EM 196 - Cardiovascular Electrophysiology


    This course introduces the cardiovascular system, cardiovascular electrophysiology, and electrocardiograph monitoring. Content areas include cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, cardiovascular electrophysiology, electrocardiograph monitoring, rhythm analysis, and pre-hospital 12-lead electrocardiogram monitoring and interpretation. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: EM 192 Paramedic Operations EM 193 Patient Assessment and Management   and EM 195 Advanced Trauma Management . Corequisite: None.
  
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    EM 197 - Medical Patient Management I


    This course relates pathophysiology and assessment findings to the formulation of field impression and implementation of treatment plans for specific medical conditions. Content areas include pulmonology, neurology, gastroenterology, renal, urology, toxicology, hematology, environmental conditions, infectious and communicable diseases, abuse and assault, patients with special challenges, and acute interventions for the chronic-care patient. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites:EM 192 Paramedic Operations ,  EM 193 Patient Assessment and Management  and EM 195 Advanced Trauma Management .  Corequisite: None.
  
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    EM 201 - Medical Patient Management II


    This course relates pathophysiology and assessment findings to the formulation of field impressions and implementation of treatment plans for specific medical conditions. Content areas include endocrinology, allergies and anaphylaxis, behavioral and psychiatric conditions, gynecology, obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics, and geriatrics. In the clinical setting, theory and skills are applied to a variety of medical situations across the life span of the patient, focusing on communication with and management of cardiac, acute care, psychiatric, behavioral, obstetrical, newborn, pediatric, geriatric, and acute interventions for chronic-care patients and patients with special challenges. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. Semester Credit Hours 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 240.00 Prerequisite: EM 192 Paramedic Operations EM 193 Patient Assessment and Management  and EM 195 Advanced Trauma Management . Corequisite: None.
  
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    EM 202 - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician


    This course introduces theory and techniques of basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. Semester Credit Hours 8.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 120.00 Prerequisites: EM 116 EMT Basic Theory and Lab  and EM 117 EMT Basic Clinical  (or EMT basic licensure). Corequisite: None.
  
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    EM 202C - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Clinical


    The student will be placed in a clinical and field experience for 90.00 hours to gain experience in emergency medical service. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 90.00 Prerequisite: EMT licensure. Corequisite: None.
  
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    EM 203 - Cardiovascular Patient Management


    This course relates pathophysiology and assessment findings to the formulation of field impressions and implementation of treatment plans for specific cardiovascular conditions. Content areas include assessment of the cardiovascular patient, pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease, and techniques of management including appropriate pharmacologic agents and electrical therapy. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: EM 196 Cardiovascular Electrophysiology . Corequisite: None.
  
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    EM 204 - Transition to Paramedic Practice


    This course is designed to meet additional state and local educational requirements for paramedic practice. Content may include pre-hospital protocols, transfer medications, topics in critical care and transport, systems presentation, and/or national standard certification courses as dictated by local needs or state requirement. Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated competency in those respective components of the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: EM 196 Cardiovascular Electrophysiology  , EM 197 Medical Patient Management I  and EM 203 Cardiovascular Patient Management .   Corequisite: None.
  
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    EM 205 - Paramedic Terminal Competencies


    This course is designed to review the National Standard Curriculum for the EMT-Paramedic and to assist students in preparation for the paramedic licensure examination. Emphasis is placed on validation of knowledge and skills through didactic review, skills lab performance, computer simulation, and practice testing. Upon course completion, students should be sufficiently prepared to sit for the paramedic licensure examination. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: EM 196 Cardiovascular Electrophysiology EM 197 Medical Patient Management I  and EM 203 Cardiovascular Patient Management .   Corequisite: None.
  
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    EM 206 - Paramedic Field Preceptorship


    This course provides field experiences in the pre-hospital setting with advanced life support EMS units. Under the direct supervision of a field preceptor, students synthesize cognitive knowledge and skills developed in the skills laboratory and hospital clinical to provide safe and effective patient care in the pre-hospital environment. Upon course completion, students should have refined and validated their patient-care practices to provide safe and effective patient care over a broad spectrum of patient situations and complaints. Semester Credit Hours 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 270.00 Prerequisite EM 201 Medical Patient Management II .  Corequisite: EM 207 Paramedic Team Leadership Preceptorship  
  
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    EM 207 - Paramedic Team Leadership Preceptorship


    This course is designed to evaluate students’ ability to integrate didactic and psychomotor skills and clinical and field internship instruction to serve as a competent entry-level paramedic. This final evaluation (rather than instructional) course focuses on students’ professional attributes and integrative competence in clinical decision-making and team leadership in the pre-hospital setting. Upon course completion, students should have demonstrated adequate knowledge and skills, professional attitudes and attributes, and clinical decision-making and team leadership abilities to effectively function as a competent entry-level paramedic. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: EM 197 Medical Patient Management I , EM 201 Medical Patient Management II  and EM 203 Cardiovascular Patient Management .   Corequisite: EM 206 Paramedic Field Preceptorship .

English

  
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    EN 090 - Principles of Communication


    This course will enable students to develop reading and basic written communication skills. Students will write using standard American English grammar. Topics will include reading comprehension strategies, grammar, essay writing, and the writing process. Essay writing instruction will include thesis statements, topic sentences, expository development, and transitions. Instruction of the writing process will include planning, drafting, revising, and editing. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    EN 104 - English Composition I


    This course introduces the principles and practices of effective written communication. Topics include writing for various audiences and purposes, using the writing process to develop and maintain unity and coherence, and incorporating research into written work. Critical thinking in the writing and reading processes will also be covered and may include addressing assumptions underlying an argument, using sound logic in support of claims, including evidence relevant to the purpose and position of the document, refuting counterarguments, analyzing information, and synthesizing information from multiple sources. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: Required placement score or EN 090 Principles of Communication . Corequisite: None.
  
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    EN 111 - Information Literacy


    This course introduces students to the process of conducting research, integrating research into written work, and understanding information literacy as a sociocultural phenomenon.  The research process involves assessing the rhetorical situation, engaging in preliminary research, developing research questions, taking stock of current knowledge, identifying gaps in current knowledge, using appropriate search tools and strategies, critically reading and evaluating information, and refining search strategies as necessary.  Integrating sources into written work involves understanding why, when, and how to use and document sources.  Microsoft Word will be used to format documents according to APA standards. Understanding information literacy as a sociocultural phenomenon involves identifying barriers to entering scholarly conversations and examining the way various cultures view information as a commodity, means of education, means to influence, and a means of negotiating and understanding the world.  Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    EN 116 - Speech


    The course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to develop speaking and presentation skills in a variety of situations. Topics include the elements and structure of various speech types, techniques for strong delivery, the importance of audience awareness, incorporation of research-based evidence as support for a thesis, and effective use of presentation aids.  Students will practice listening skills by reviewing speeches.  Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    EN 304 - English Composition II


    This course requires students to analyze discourse communities, execute a well-designed academic research project, apply reading strategies to academic texts, and use texts as models for writing.  Analyzing discourse communities involves identifying how communication conventions change in different contexts.  Designing and executing an academic research project involves formulating research questions, conducting primary and/or secondary research, synthesizing ideas from multiple sources, discussing findings, and presenting the results in APA format.  Applying reading strategies to academic texts involves using a process for reading, identifying text features, evaluating sources, and organizing reading notes.  Using texts as models for writing involves analyzing and imitating the scope, structure, methods, use of evidence, and tone common to academic writing. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45. Prerequisite: EN 106 Information Literacy and Research Writing  or EN 111 Information Literacy  and EN 104 English Composition I . Corequisite: None.

Fire Science

  
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    FS 100 - Introduction to Fire Service


    This course details the job of today’s firefighter, beginning with the basic requirements of Firefighter I and II and including extensive information on subjects such as hazardous materials and terrorism. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    FS 200 - Fire Prevention


    This course covers model building and fire prevention codes, including detailed information on the legal, economic, and political aspects of the fire inspection process. It addresses right-of-entry, enforcement authority, the permit system, building limits, and types of construction, as well as fire protection systems and their maintenance. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: FS 100 Introduction to Fire Service . Corequisite: None.

Graphic Arts

  
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    GA 102 - Introduction to Digital Design Applications


    This survey course provides an introduction to the current software used in digital design and layout, web design, and photo archiving. The course will emphasize vector- and raster-based programs. There will be hands-on experience with the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Bridge. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None
  
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    GA 103 - Graphic Design Fundamentals


    This course is a basic introduction to the design software programs and will be an overview of layout, typography, raster and vector graphics, and simple print production techniques. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    GA 104 - Illustration Fundamentals


    Students will develop their basic hand-drawing skills. Topics include the use of pencil, marker, charcoal, ink, and other mixed media to render original works of still life and commercial product sketches. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    GA 105 - Digital Photography-Introduction


    This hands-on course teaches participants to make the most of digital photographs by utilizing the latest software. Participants will learn techniques for brightening a picture, bringing out colors, cropping, and simple photographic manipulations. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: GA 102 Introduction to Digital Design Applications  and GA 103 Graphic Design Fundamentals . Corequisite: None.
  
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    GA 201 - Color Theory in Design


    In this course, students will examine the nature of color as it relates to various media while implementing the full range of software tools available. Students will be exposed to the principles of color space: additive and subtractive color and color model theory including RGB, CMYK, and the Pantone Color System. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: GA 102 Introduction to Digital Design Applications  and GA 103 Graphic Design Fundamentals . Corequisite: None.
  
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    GA 205 - Diagrammatic Design


    This vector-based graphics course teaches students to create dynamic visual communications. They will learn skills required to take advantage of powerful software tools to create illustrations, type effects, charts, graphs, and diagrams. Students work with colors, gradients, layers, fonts, and photos to create eye-catching illustrations and text effects. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: GA 102 Introduction to Digital Design Applications . Corequisite: None.
  
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    GA 212 - Introduction to Typography


    In this course, the student will be introduced to and examine the principles of typography. History of type, classifications of fonts, physical components of letters, and legibility will be studied. Typographic vocabulary and terminology will be studied and used to explain design projects. Students will study applications of digital typography in print, web, and multi-media. Knowing that typefaces can portray emotion, emphasis will be placed on quality of information and communication through the selection of the proper typeface. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: GA 102 Introduction to Digital Design Applications . Corequisite: None.
  
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    GA 215 - Web Design Fundamentals


    This course is an introduction to basic coding and design fundamentals for web development. Topics covered include an introduction of web design fundamentals in layout, typography, and usability. Studying existing websites shows real-life scenarios and how concepts are put to work. Application navigation and multiple platform use will be covered. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: GA 105 Digital Photography-Introduction . Corequisite: None.
  
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    GA 220 - Pixel-Based Images


    In this course, there is an emphasis on correcting and enhancing digital and raster images using state-of-the-art software. Students will create, manipulate, and edit digital graphics and photographs. This hands-on course shows techniques of image formatting, filter effects, retouching digital photos, working with layers, and using various painting tools. It examines the use of raster graphics in industry. Topics include resolution, color correction, color usage, hue, saturation and luminosity, and preparation of raster graphics, including retouching, color correction, image composition, silhouetting, and special effects. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: GA 102 Introduction to Digital Design Applications . Corequisite: None.
  
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    GA 225 - Advanced Illustration Techniques


    This course builds on techniques learned in Illustration Fundamentals. Topics include the use of various media to develop advanced illustration skills. Perspective drawing and figurative illustration skills are developed through use of color, line, and texture to present conceptual designs and ideas. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: GA 104 Illustration Fundamentals . Corequisite: None.
  
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    GA 235 - Corporate Identity Design


    In this course, students will begin to develop a full-scale campaign including corporate identity, corporate branding materials, direct mail advertising, and web design. Students will prepare for business success through strategic marketing and design. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: GA 201 Color Theory in Design . Corequisite: None.
  
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    GA 245 - Web in Motion


    Students will learn to create graphics for websites with vector and pixel images. They will develop sophisticated user-face interactive elements including rollovers, navigations bars, and dropdown menus. This course will teach professional techniques including layering, text formatting, dynamic graphics, hyperlinks, templates, tables, frames, style sheets, and forms in order to develop a well-organized, state-ofthe-art website. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: GA 215 Web Design Fundamentals . Corequisite: None.
  
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    GA 255 - Fundamentals of 3D Design


    This course is an introduction to packaging design, die cut forms, wrap-around graphics, and hierarchy of messaging for packaging display. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: GA 205 Diagrammatic Design .
  
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    GA 265 - Exhibition Design


    Exhibition design is more than just putting up a booth. Students will learn the strategy of developing an overall trade show program by designing an effective exhibit, preparing budgets, and planning pre-show promotions that will generate successful sales. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: GA 255 Fundamentals of 3D Design . Corequisite: None.
 

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