May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 25, 2020  
May 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Course Descriptions


Numbers at the end of each course title refer to:

Lecture Contact Hours/Lab Contact Hours/Clinical Contact Hours

 

Accounting

  
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    AC 107 - Accounting I


    This introductory course in accounting provides the practical application of the principles of financial accounting for service and merchandising businesses. Topics include an introduction to the conceptual framework of accounting using GAAP rules established by FASB, analysis and recording of transactions in the general journal and posting to the general ledger, completion of the accounting cycle by preparing end-of-period adjusting and closing journal entries, financial statements and the post-closing trial balance, an introduction to internal controls, and the calculation of inventory and cost of goods sold using the FIFO, LIFO, and weighted average methods. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: Required placement score or MA 090 Fundamentals of Mathematics . Corequisite: None.
  
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    AC 110 - Payroll Accounting


    This is a comprehensive payroll accounting course providing a practical application of the concepts and principles of payroll accounting. Payroll law topics include the Fair Labor Standards Act, FUTA and SUTA tax, and FICA, SECA, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Payroll accounting transaction topics include payroll recordkeeping, computing payroll, computing payroll taxes, social security taxes, self-employment, FUTA, and SUTA taxes, completing government forms (941), income tax withholding (employer and employee), and analyzing and journalizing payroll transactions. This course includes a comprehensive hands-on project to reinforce practical application of these concepts. It also provides a tutorial in industry software. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 107 Accounting I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    AC 212 - Taxation I


    This course introduces income taxation as it applies to small business and individual taxpayers. Topics include an overview of the political, economic, and social forces influencing federal income taxation and the role of taxation in personal decisions. The course also examines individual income tax topics, including business and investment income, business and personal deductions, property transactions, and tax issues of employees. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 107 Accounting I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    AC 216 - Accounting II


    This course in financial accounting provides the practical application of the principles of financial accounting for service and merchandising businesses with an emphasis on partnerships and corporations. Topics include accounting for corporate equity structure, partnership creation, dissolution and compensation, accounting for notes payable and receivable, accounting for uncollectible accounts receivable, accounting for investments in long-term assets, preparation and analysis of the statement of cash flows, and analysis and interpretation of financial statements. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 107 Accounting I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    AC 220 - Finance


    This course introduces corporate financial management and analysis. Topics include evaluating financial performance, measuring cash flow, capital budgeting, and the cost of capital. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 107 Accounting I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    AC 221 - Taxation II


    This course analyzes the federal tax system as applied to entities other than individuals. It examines the tax aspects of formation, reorganization, and liquidation of non-individual tax entities. It also covers advanced business taxation topics such as corporate taxation (including accounting for income taxes), partnership taxation, and multi-jurisdictional taxation. Additional topics include S-corporations, corporations focusing on income inclusions and exclusions, reporting expenses (including depreciation), accounting for inventory, and basic tax planning and research. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 212 Taxation I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    AC 306 - Managerial Cost Accounting


    This course is designed to introduce the principles and concepts of a cost-based management accounting system. Topics include cost accounting principles, identifying drivers and cost behavior, accounting for materials, labor, and factory overhead, job order cost-accounting practices, process cost-accounting procedures, standard cost-accounting methods, and cost analysis for management decision making. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 216 Accounting II . Corequisite: None.
  
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    AC 313 - Intermediate Accounting I


    This accounting course provides instruction in practical application within the conceptual framework of financial accounting. Instruction in this course provides the theoretical supports as well as technical skills needed for decision making and problem solving within the financial reporting environment, including discussion and application of accounting systems. It also covers changes of stockholders’ equity, cost measurement and flow assumptions, revenue recognition, special valuation issues, acquisition and disposition of fixed assets, measuring and reporting intangible assets, and valuation of depreciation and depletion methods. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 216 Accounting II . Corequisite: None.
  
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    AC 330 - Intermediate Accounting II


    Intermediate Accounting II continues the analysis from Intermediate Accounting I and extends it to the discussion and application of financial reporting issues for liabilities and contingencies, long-term liabilities and receivables, investments, income taxes, accounting for capital and operating leases, issuance of capital stock and bonds, the statement of cash flow, changes in equity, and reporting accounting changes in estimates. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 313 Intermediate Accounting I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    AC 335 - Computerized Accounting


    This course provides step-by-step instruction in advanced computerized accounting using industry standard software in both a service based sole proprietorship and a merchandising corporation. The accounting cycle is completed from the creation of the chart of accounts through the closing process. Company reports created serve as the tool for financial analysis of company performance. Topics include creating a company, establishing security roles, banking activities, customers, sales and invoicing, vendors, purchases and payments, inventory maintenance, payroll, and financial analysis. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 107 Accounting I . Corequisite: AC 216 Accounting II .
  
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    AC 413 - Advanced Financial Accounting I


    This course provides instruction in accounting for business combinations and consolidations including topics related to pooling of interests, recording investments, treatment of goodwill, and the proper recording of intercompany transactions. This course will focus on applying various techniques for solving some of the more complex problems found in the business environment and interpretation of FASB, SEC, and AICPA pronouncements related to the above topics. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 330 Intermediate Accounting II . Corequisite: None.
  
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    AC 416 - Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting


    This course examines accounting for public health, nonprofit, and governmental entities. Topics include fund accounting, budget and control issues, and revenue and expense recognition for governmental agencies. It identifies the fundamental principles of financial management for non-profit and governmental organizations. This course outlines the framework for students to access and apply financial and managerial decision making effectively. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 330 Intermediate Accounting II . Corequisite: None.
  
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    AC 418 - Auditing


    This course develops an understanding of auditing concepts and provides instruction in how to perform an audit of company financial statements. Topics related to responsibilities, independency, reporting, audit process, and internal controls are covered. This course will focus on providing an introduction to auditing and other assurance services, standards, materiality and risk, how to write an audit report, professional ethics and code of conduct, legal liability, audit evidence, audit process, detection of fraud, and internal controls. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 330 Intermediate Accounting II . Corequisite: None.
  
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    AC 426 - Advanced Financial Accounting II


    This course is a continuance of Advanced Financial Accounting I and provides instruction on accounting for branches, business combinations, and consolidations. It also covers various techniques for solving some of the more complex problems found in the business environment. Topics include FASB, SEC, and AICPA pronouncements, multinational accounting, estates, trusts, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, and bankruptcy. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 413 Advanced Financial Accounting I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    AC 435 - Advanced Auditing


    This course provides instruction on how to perform an audit of company financial statements. Audit sampling, reviewing of balances and transactions, completion of the audit, and other assurance and attestation services are covered. This course will focus on providing the basis on audit sampling, how to perform an audit of sales, cash receipts, accounts receivables, accounts payables, prepaid assets, accrued liabilities, payroll, inventory, and fixed assets. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: AC 418 Auditing . Corequisite: None.

Business Management

  
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    BU 106 - Introduction to Business


    This course introduces the environment of American business with an overview of various topics that serve as a foundation for further study of business. Topics include the environments in which businesses operate, the organizational structures of businesses, management functions in an enterprise, and the challenges of managing marketing, operations, information technology, finance, and human resources. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    BU 204 - The Digital Firm and Business Communications


    This course presents an overview of technology-based issues within a business environment. Topics include the concept of digital firms and ERP systems in the areas of marketing, operations, human resources, manufacturing, finance, social networking, and supply-chain management. Additional areas to be discussed are privacy issues, government regulations, and technology on a global scale. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 106 Introduction to Business . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 206 - Business Law I


    This course provides a study of the American legal system and its effect on business and business organizations. Topics include an overview of the ethical issues that businesses encounter, the foundation of the American legal system, business ethics, torts, intellectual property, criminal law, cyber crimes, contracts, and sales and leases. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    BU 215 - Marketing on the Internet


    This course is an overview of Internet marketing strategies. Topics include Internet user characteristics and behavior, online research methods, Internet marketing strategies such as pricing, distribution channels, communications on the Internet, relationship marketing, the components of the Internet marketing plan, and Internet ethical and legal issues. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 220 Principles of Marketing . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 216 - Social Media


    This course presents an overview of technology-based communication tools currently used in the marketplace as well as emerging trends based on technological advancement. Topics include the history of social networking, a definition of the social media, and the number of tools being used by business as part of the enterprise. The course will offer students the basic body of information about social media as well as application in regards to strategy within the organization. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    BU 220 - Principles of Marketing


    This course provides an overview of the principles and applications of marketing in organizations. Topics include the marketing process and strategic planning, the global marketing environment, developing marketing opportunities and strategies, developing the marketing mix through product development, pricing strategies, distribution channels, promotion techniques, managing marketing through customer relationships, social responsibility, and marketing ethics. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 106 Introduction to Business  or HC 120 Introduction to Healthcare Management  (HCM). Corequisite: None. Students that are in the Business programs will take BU 106 as the prerequisite course and students that are in the HealthCare Management program will need to take HC 120 as the prerequisite course.
  
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    BU 230 - Customer Relationship Management


    The focus of this course is to explore the role of customer relationship management (CRM) in today’s business environment. Topics will include CRM theory, data management, and the impact of CRM on the firm, ethics, and global relationships. The course will also explore how CRM affects different functional units of a firm. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 220 Principles of Marketing . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 235 - Entrepreneurship


    This course provides instruction in the theory, tools, and techniques for launching and managing entrepreneurial businesses. Topics include exploring entrepreneurial opportunities and the related ethical, legal, and regulatory environments, determining competitive advantage strategies, and developing business plans. Additional topics include analyzing sources of funding, developing marketing strategies, managing human resources, managing risk, insurance, and other operations processes, and evaluating financial performance. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 106 Introduction to Business . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 247 - Advertising and Public Relations


    This course encompasses advertising and public relations techniques and concepts. Students will explore the role of advertising, with a focus on the structure, environment, and strategy of advertising, and the role of public relations, with a focus on profit and nonprofit public relations programs. Topics include the advertising environment, ethical issues and social responsibility, advertising background, planning, and strategy, advertising media, copywriting, design and production, and public relations and promotions. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 220 Principles of Marketing . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 265 - Internship (Associate Degrees)


    This course will cover the real-work experience, along with classroom instruction, for entering the workplace. Topics will cover interviewing, networking, résumé preparation, workplace etiquette, and learning on the job. Additional topics are employment communications and management issues. Note: Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 0/0/135/135 Prerequisites: Final semester and PGPA of at least 2.50. Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 270 - Research Project


    Students select a topic or project, with instructor approval. This course prepares students to understand the research project in the business environment. Students will be required to complete a professional white paper and give an oral presentation. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: Final semester. Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 275 - Consumer Behavior


    The focus of this course is on the internal and external factors influencing consumer behavior. Topics will cover consumer motivations, personality and consumer behavior, consumer perception, consumer learning, consumer attitude formation and changes, group influences on individual consumer behavior, family influences on consumer behavior, cultural and sub-cultural influences on consumer behavior, and the consumer decision-making process. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 220 Principles of Marketing . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 302 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior


    The focus of this course is to introduce students to the basic principles of human behavior that effective managers use when managing individuals and groups in organizations. The overall goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the key issues managers need to master in order to manage the interface between people and organizations. Topics include theories relating to individual differences in abilities and attitudes, attribution, motivation, group dynamics, power and politics, leadership, conflict resolution, organizational culture, and organizational structure and design. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 106 Introduction to Business . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 305 - Administrative Law


    This course examines the form, organization, and function of administrative agencies in the context of a democratic constitutional system. The course looks at agency rule-making, enforcement, and adjudication and also examines the legislative, executive, and judicial control of those functions. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    BU 307 - Organizational Change


    This course analyzes how change affects an organization and how that change can be managed. The principle objective is to provide a discussion of change in relation to the complexities of organizational life. The course is comprehensive in its coverage of the significant ideas and issues associated with change at all levels of organizational activity. Topics include organization structure, design and change, organizational politics, management and leadership, and organizational culture and change. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 106 Introduction to Business . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 310 - Business Law II


    This course provides a study of the American legal system and its effect on both national and international business and business organizations as well as an overview of the ethical issues that businesses encounter. Topics include banking in the digital age, creditor rights, agency and employment issues, the regulation of business organizations, investor protection and insider trading, analyzing risk-bearing devices, real property issues, commercial contracts in an international setting, and payment methods for international transactions. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 206 Business Law I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 327 - Business Ethics


    The focus of this course is to explore the role and importance of business ethics in the workplace. The student will develop an understanding of the concepts and principles of business ethics as they relate to employees and employers, business to business, and on a corporate level. Students will examine business ethics, employee relations, and managerial decision-making processes through discussion and analysis of cases involving ethical issues. Topics will include ethical and moral issues in the workplace, distinguishing between the law, morals, and ethics, the relationship between ethics and social responsibility, and consequences of unethical/ethical decisions. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 206 Business Law I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 328 - Product Development and Innovation


    This course explores the importance of new product development. Innovation is examined from the following perspectives: product development, internal process improvements, and strategic shifts. At the end of this course, students will demonstrate knowledge of how to successfully develop and promote a new product. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 220 Principles of Marketing . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 329 - Managing Project Teams


    This course provides an in-depth coverage of the project manager’s role and responsibility in managing a project team. The course focuses on coordinating the human factors and resources necessary for a project’s success. Topics include effective team building and management, the human resource role and responsibility of the project manager, interfacing with stakeholders, organizational structure, communication planning, leadership, performance reporting, and resolving conflict. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 302 Leadership and Organizational Behavior  or HC 402 Organizational Development and Leadership in Health Care  (HCM). Corequisite: None. Students that are in the Business programs will take BU 302 as the prerequisite course and students that are in the HealthCare Management program will need to take HC 402 as the prerequisite course.
  
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    BU 331 - Managing Information Systems


    This course will present a multidisciplinary approach to integrating the behavioral, organizational, operational, and technical aspects of information system concepts and structures. Emphasis is on the internal management of information resources and the management of information technology. Coverage of the subject matter will be through case studies, lectures, class discussion, projects, independent readings, and research. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 332 - Small Business Development and Planning


    This course focuses on developing and crafting a business plan. Students will be asked to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of various small business ownership forms. Students will also be required to review the business environment for market entry. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 220 Principles of Marketing . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 336 - The Art of Negotiation


    This course develops the techniques and skills necessary for successful negotiations with various business entities. This course will cover the strategies and tactics used to create win-win contracts and agreements. Students will engage in negotiation simulations that will provide a greater understanding and appreciation for negotiating. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 220 Principles of Marketing . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 345 - Project Management


    This course provides instruction in the principles and concepts of project management. Topics include project management concepts, needs identification techniques, proposed solutions preparation, the project life cycle, the project manager’s responsibilities and skills, the composition of an effective project team, types of project organizations, project communication and documentation, project planning, scheduling, and control, resource planning, and cost planning and performance evaluation. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 361 - Cross-Cultural Management Dimensions


    This course focuses on the development of communication skills needed by managers who engage in business across cultures. Students will examine cultural aspects of verbal and nonverbal communication, learn how to minimize cultural bias, demonstrate effective problem solving, and discuss how to staff, train, and compensate employees in an international setting. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites: BU 106 Introduction to Business .  Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 375 - Professional Selling and Sales Management


    This course combines the topics of personal selling and sales force management. Topics include the planning and implementation of personal selling activities, the sales process from initial contact to post-closing follow up, and the management of the sales force. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 220 Principles of Marketing . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 396 - Managing Project Risks


    This course provides an in-depth coverage of the skills that identify and measure risks in project development. Topics include identifying and ranking risk, analyzing the impact of risk to a project, and managing risk in a project to achieve positive project outcomes while minimizing the negative effects of risk. The student will use different quantitative and qualitative tools to determine and monitor the impact of risk to a project.

     

    Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 345 Project Management . Corequisite: None

  
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    BU 403 - Constitutional Law


    This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of constitutional law, as well as the structure of the federal government (executive, legislative, and judicial), with emphasis on the judicial branch and the workings of the Supreme Court of the United States. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    BU 406 - International Business


    This course offers a comparative analysis of business practices in the global economy with emphasis on international economic factors and institutions. Topics include the national environments of international business, the role of culture, trade and exchange rates, financial issues, marketing strategies and business development, international management, and the impact of government policies. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 106 Introduction to Business . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 407 - Quantitative Decision-Making


    This course presents an overview of problem modeling and decision making. The class will introduce students to several quantitative models applicable to problems in a variety of functional areas of business. Students will be able to apply quantitative analysis to real-world management problems. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: MA 320 Statistics . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 413 - Project Planning


    This course will provide an in-depth review of the tools of project planning as well as the communication and human resource issues within the enterprise. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 345 Project Management . Corequisite: None
  
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    BU 421 - Operations Management


    This course provides students with the tools they need to analyze processes in order to create value across a network of customers, enterprises, and supply chain partners. This course will explore the role of management and how communication tools are used to efficiently manage operations across a global supply chain. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 106 Introduction to Business  or HC 120 Introduction to Healthcare Management . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 442 - Cost and Time Management


    This course encompasses cost and time management techniques and concepts. Students will explore the techniques used in cost and time management as part of the decision-making process and apply project cost and time concepts to the final project. Topics include cost and benefit estimating, cost budgeting, cost control, managing resource allocation, monitoring project costs, and integrating project costs and schedules. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 407 Quantitative Decision-Making . Corequisite: None
  
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    BU 447 - Marketing Research


    This course is designed to provide students with an overview of marketing research methods and analysis of the marketing data using SPSS. Topics include the different methods of marketing research, the issues that arise at each stage of the marketing research process, problem definition, research objectives, questionnaire design, sampling and data collection, data analysis, and communicating research findings and their implications to various constituencies. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites: BU 220 Principles of Marketing  and MA 320 Statistics . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 450 - Marketing Strategy


    This course builds on previous marketing and sales courses and provides a strategy perspective that extends beyond the traditional management focus of the marketing mix. Topics include an overview of a market-driven strategy, target market strategies, marketing program development, a marketing organization, and the implementation and control of a marketing strategy. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 220 Principles of Marketing . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 461 - Human Resource Management


    This course focuses on the role of management in the staffing of a business and development of human resources. Topics include planning, organizing, and staffing issues, how to develop and direct staff, and controlling human resources in businesses. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 106 Introduction to Business . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 470 - International Human Resource Management


    This course explores international human resource activities, polices, issues, and trends relating to managing people in a multinational context. Topics include recruitment, staffing, training, compensation, performance management, international industrial relations, and international human resource trends. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites: BU 461 Human Resource Management  and HR 100 Introduction to Human Resource Management .  Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 482 - Strategic Management


    This course provides an opportunity to develop strategic management knowledge and skills used in a business environment. Topics include strategic management principles, assessing the external and internal environments of businesses, and developing and implementing strategies. Students will discuss how to adapt to changing environments using the principles of strategy, execution, and evaluation. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 220 Principles of Marketing . Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 491 - Capstone Project


    This is an integrative course that allows students to identify a real-world problem and provide a recommended solution. Each student selects a topic or project with instructor approval and completes a paper which documents the process including the use of industry standard research methods. Students are required to make a professional oral presentation of their project analysis and recommendations. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: Final semester. Corequisite: None.
  
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    BU 495 - Internship (Bachelor’s Degrees)


    The course is the final class in the undergraduate experience. The students will participate in an eight-week “on-the-job” experience, where they will participate as a full-time employee within an organization. Classroom topics will cover communication within the organization, organizational missions and cultures, employee etiquette, and current issues that occur in the workplace. The students will be evaluated by both faculty and the supervisor from the sponsor organization. Note: Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 0/0/135/135 Prerequisites: Final semester and PGPA of 2.50 or better. Corequisite: None.

Criminal Justice

  
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    CJ 105 - Introduction to Criminal Justice


    This course provides instruction on the components of the American criminal justice system: courts, police, and corrections. Students will utilize critical thinking skills to discern the balance between individual rights and public order as they pertain to the criminal justice process. Students must demonstrate knowledge of the criminal justice system and processes through examinations, assigned papers, and reports. Additionally, students will participate in field and classroom experiences created to explore the various career opportunities within the criminal justice system. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    CJ 115 - Criminal Law


    This course covers the key components of criminal law and its enforcement. While the primary focus is substantive criminal law, other topics include an overview of the criminal law process, defenses, and jurisdiction of the courts. The primary emphasis is on substantive criminal law, including its statutory codification. The course will examine crimes against persons, property, and peace and order in detail and analyze the essential elements and burdens of proof required for a conviction. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    CJ 120 - Introduction to Criminology


    The course is a theoretical study of crime, its causes, and crime prevention and control. The student will examine the field of criminology and obtain an appreciation for how research models are used to better understand and explain criminal behavior and society’s response to it. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    CJ 130 - Introduction to Law and Judicial Process


    This course covers the major structures, basic legal concepts, and legal procedures that regulate the criminal court system. The course also examines the roles of key participants and the effect of Appellant and Supreme Court decisions on the criminal law process. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    CJ 140 - Report Writing and Communication


    This course is designed to introduce the student to verbal and written law enforcement communication. The course provides knowledge, skills, and practice in the areas of interviewing, interrogation, and report writing. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: CJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice . Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 200 - Introduction to Corrections


    This course covers the basics of corrections, including historical events and social issues which have shaped our current systems. This course also covers functions of corrections today including contemporary prison populations, custodial structure, prisoner rights and legal issues, capital punishment, community corrections programs, and developing issues. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    CJ 205 - Multicultural Issues in Criminal Justice Management


    This course teaches students about law enforcement’s challenge of respecting and acknowledging cultural differences while fulfilling the responsibility of channeling the strengths of this diversity. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: CJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice . Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 210 - Law Enforcement Security


    This course provides a comprehensive overview of private security including its increasing role in the criminal justice system and homeland security. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 220 - Ethics in Law Enforcement


    This course covers the basics of public administration and the ethical issues of public service. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: CJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice. Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 230 - Evidence Forensics


    This course covers the law model and types and current rules of evidence acquisition. Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 Contact Hours: 60/0/0/60 Prerequisite: CJ 130 Introduction to Law and Judicial Process. Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 240 - Patrol Procedures


    In this course, the student will study the mindset of a prepared officer. The student will learn how officers are trained to be objective in observation techniques and advanced patrol procedures that are conducive to officer survival. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: CJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice . Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 250 - Juvenile Justice


    This course will bring the student with an interest in public safety and criminal justice into the American juvenile justice system. The student will learn about the laws and procedures that govern the way juveniles are handled by the police and the court, the reasons for them, and how to apply them in the everyday discharge of the law enforcement officer’s duty. This course covers the basics of juvenile justice, from entry into the system by way of law enforcement to prosecution, rehabilitation, and corrections. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    CJ 294 - Career Internship


    This is an open elective course in associate degree programs that students take in their final semester. The career internship course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice. The outcome of the internship is an informed student fully apprised of the opportunities his/her degree program offers for professional growth. During the internship phase of training, the student will experience various aspects of working in the actual field in which the student has been educated. The internship is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to experience and participate in duties typical of a contemporary workplace setting. Student learning will center on observing experienced personnel as well as participating in actual hands-on procedures under close supervision of trained professionals. Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 Contact Hours: 0/0/180/180 Prerequisites: Final Semester and PGPA of 2.50. Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 300 - Criminalistics


    This course covers the nature of physical evidence with a study of the current technologies available to crime laboratory personnel. Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 Contact Hours: 60/0/0/60 Prerequisite: CJ 230 Evidence Forensics . Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 305 - Supervising and Managing Criminal Justice Personnel


    This course is a survey of timely, emerging, and important personnel supervision and management issues inherent to criminal justice organizations. Problem solving, team building, procedures, and policies for common personnel issues will be explored. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: BU 106 Introduction to Business . Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 310 - Criminal Investigation


    This course is an introduction to criminal investigation and the investigative process. Current issues in criminal investigations will be studied along with true case studies. Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 Contact Hours: 60/0/0/60 Prerequisite: CJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice . Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 320 - Civil Liability in Public Safety


    This course provides a study of all aspects of civil liability in the performance of public safety functions. It examines sources of civil liability exposure for public safety officers and their agencies. The course examines tort theory, vicarious liabilities, immunities, and damages as they apply to public safety entities and their personnel. The course will also examine similarities and differences between state and federal forums. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: CJ 115 Criminal Law . Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 340 - Probation and Parole


    This course will explore issues and trends within community based corrections and evaluate rehabilitative and monitoring methods utilized by probation and parole departments.  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: CJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice .  Corequisite: None
  
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    CJ 350 - Corrections Counseling


    This is course provides an overview of the counseling techniques utilized in a correctional or probationary setting. Various rehabilitation methods and offender typologies will be explored. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: CJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice . Corequisite: None
  
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    CJ 400 - Criminal Psychology


    The psychology of crime is a subdivision of the general field of forensic psychology. This course introduces and explores the concept of criminal behavior using an interdisciplinary approach with a primary focus on the psychological perspective. This study will include human nature theories as well as psychological criminology and criminal profiling. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: PS 101 Psychology . Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 405 - Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Management and Supervision


    This course is an assessment of problems confronting administrators of criminal justice and law enforcement agencies and recent efforts to enhance the capability of agencies to control criminal activity while guarding individual liberties. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: CJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice .
  
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    CJ 410 - Fiscal Budgeting in Criminal Justice Agencies


    This course covers the logic and process of budgeting for the public official and administration, including methods and practices, capital budgeting, public infrastructure investment, and project evaluation, through revenue sources and administration. Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 Contact Hours: 60/0/0/60 Prerequisite: MA 109 College Algebra . Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 420 - Narcotics and Drug Abuse


    This course evaluates drug policies, the war on drugs, drug abuse, and the legalization of drugs. This course analyzes and discusses complex ideas relating to drug enforcement within the criminal justice system. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    CJ 430 - Financial Crimes


    This course explores financial crimes and their impact on society. The course will include topics such as types of fraud, identity theft, counterfeit documents, and internet crimes. The course will explore how these crimes have evolved and the use of financial crimes to fund terrorism and the drug trade. The course will give the student an overview of each type of financial crime and the methodology for investigation and prosecution. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 Prerequisite: CJ 105 Introduction to Criminal Justice . Corequisite: None.
  
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    CJ 491 - Criminal Justice Capstone Project


    This course allows students to analyze and apply knowledge to a real-life domestic criminal justice event. Students will complete a research paper relating to the event and apply knowledge gained throughout the criminal justice program. Students are required to make a professional presentation of their project highlighting their analysis and findings. Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 Contact Hours: 60/0/0/60 Prerequisite: Final semester. Corequisite: None.

Cybersecurity

  
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    CS 290 - The Internet of Things


    This course will review the potential and concerns of programmable devices that are collectively referred to as the Internet of Things. The class will review how the IoT impacts business, home, and cybersecurity. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 Prerequisite: IS 123 Computer Networks . Corequisite: None
  
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    CS 310 - Cybersecurity Concepts


    This course aligns with the CySA+ certification and applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security. Students will obtain the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, detect, and combat cybersecurity threats. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 Prerequisite: IS 283 Network Security . Corequisite: None
  
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    CS 320 - Applied Cryptography


    This course will use case studies and labs to review the asymmetric and symmetric cryptography protocols. Students will learn how the protocols work to secure the transfer and accessibility of data. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 Prerequisite: IS 283 Network Security . Corequisite: None
  
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    CS 330 - Cyber Law and Ethics


    This course introduces students to cybercrimes and the laws that apply to them including the ethical impact in relation to society. Topics will include analyzing case studies involving cybercrime and ethics. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 Prerequisite: IS 283 Network Security . Corequisite: None

Data Analytics

  
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    DA 301 - Statistics for Data Analytics


    This course includes topics fundamental to understanding statistics methods used in the field of data analytics. Topics include probability, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, regression and linearly uncorrelated variables(PCA).  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 Prerequisite: MA 320 Statistics . Corequisite: None
  
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    DA 302 - Foundations of Data Analytics


    This course provides the practical key techniques and tools used in data analytics, including the concepts, principles and practical applications that are relevant to the industry and technology environment. Learning will be supported and explained using open-source software, including Apache Hadoop, MapReduce and R. Students will have the opportunity to understand how these methods and tools are applied to real-world business challenges, including the analyses of data generated from IoT devices. Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 Prerequisite: IS 183 Database Concepts and Applications I  and DA 301 Statistics for Data Analytics . Corequisite: None
  
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    DA 304 - Python for Data Analytics


    This course includes data analysis techniques using the Python programming language.  That includes knowing how to import data, explore data, analyze data, learn from data, visualize data, and ultimately generate shareable reports. This course also introduces you to machine leaning, a powerful area of data analysis. This course introduces a collection of powerful, open-source tools including Python, Jupyter notebooks, pandas, and matplotlib.     Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 Prerequisite: IS 296 Python Programming . Corequisite: None
  
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    DA 305 - Statistics for Data Analytics


    This course includes topics fundamental to understanding statistics methods used in the field of data analytics. Topics include probability, descriptive statistics, inferential statisitcs, regression and linearly uncorreletated varialbes (PCA). Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 Prerequisite: MA 320 Statistics . Corequisite: None
  
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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 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 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 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 Prerequisite: DA 304 Python for 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 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 Prerequisite: DA 402 Data Analytics and Projects I . 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 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 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 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 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 Contact Hours: 30/30/0/60 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 Contact Hours: 15/0/0/15 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 Contact Hours: 30/0/0/30 Prerequisites: MA 109 College Algebra , SC 166 Microbiology  and SC 146 Anatomy and Physiology I  . 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 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 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 planning, instrumentation techniques, and oral health instruction and education. Semester Credit Hours: 1.00 Contact Hours: 15/0/0/15 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 planning, 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 Contact Hours: 0/0/135/135 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 Contact Hours: 30/0/0/30 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 Contact Hours: 45/0/0/45 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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