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Academic Skills Accounting Allied Health Art





Biology Business Administration Business, Office, Technical Education Career Awareness





Chemistry Communications Computer and Information Sciences Computer Science





Early Childhood Education English Environmental Technology





Forestry Geology Gerontology Health, Physical
Education, Recreation





History Horticulture Mathematics Nursing





Nutrition Plant Pathology Plant Science Psychology





Recreation and Leisure Services Pharmacy Religion Sociology





Soil Science Special Education Tourism    





Academic Skills
Course Number Course Name SH Description
ASC 087 College Writing Skills 3 A precollege writing course that prepares students for College Composition 110. 





ASC 091 Algebra Prep I 2 This course will be required for students with deficient mathematical skills as determined by the institution's math placement policy. 





ASC 092 Algebra Prep II 2 This course will be required for students with deficient mathematical skills as determined by the institution's math placement policy. 





ASC 093 Algebra Prep III 2 This course will be required for students with deficient mathematical skills as determined by the institution's math placement policy. 





ASC 110 College Study Skills 1

Provides an overview of basic study skills.

 
Accounting
Course Number Course Name SH Description
ACCT 200 Elements of Accounting I 3 Basic principles of the complete accounting cycle with emphasis on current assets, property, plant and equipment, an current liabilities.  





ACCT 201 Elements of Accounting II 3 A continuation of ACCT 200 with emphasis on partnerships, corporations, and management accounting.  





ACCT 215 Business in the Legal Environment 3 The legal environment of business, governmental regulation, contracts and property. 





ACCT 260 Accounting Information Systems 3 Accounting software will be used to study the processes and procedures by which an organization’s financial information is accumulated, classified, processed, analyzed and communicated.





ACCT 294 Ind. Study: Cert. Bookkeeper Prof. Exam Prep 3 This is an individualized study and review of bookkeeping and accounting functions in preparation for the Certified Bookkeeper Examination.  





ACCT 297 Coop. Education: Accounting 1-6 An Accounting Technician internship. A minimum of 45 hours of work in a professional setting is required for one credit.. 
 
Allied Health
Course Number Course Name SH Description
AH 134 Medical Disorders 3 This course provides the student with a basic understanding of human diseases and appropriate interventions.  





AH 136 Clinical Procedures 3 This course is designed to introduce the student to the duties and responsibilities of medical assistants in clinical practice.  





AH 137 Clinical Specialties 2 This course will focus on the knowledge and procedures related to the specialty areas in a clinical setting; geriatrics, OB-GYN, pediatrics, emergencies and cardiology. 





AH 138 Medical Coding - CPT 2 This course is designed to provide students with medical coding skills. The focus of the class is on CPT-4 coding.  





AH 139 Medical Coding - ICD-9 2 This course teaches the basic skills needed for medical coding. The course is an overview of ICD-9 coding and reimbursement issues. 





AH 142 Practical Applications in Coding I 2 This course gives students the opportunity to analyze medical case studies and code medical records using both CPT and ICD-9 coding methods.  





AH 143 Practical Applications in Coding II 2 This course extends the coding practice students started in AH 142 to more complex coding cases requiring multiple codes.  





AH 171 Medical Terminology 3 Study of prefixes, suffixes, and root words of medical terms.





AH 222 Medical Transcription I 3

This course is an introduction to basic medical transcription through the process of transcribing medical dictation and completing related assignments.






AH 223 Medical Transcription II 3

Medical Transcription II is a continuation of the skills taught in Medical Transcription I.






AH 225 Medical Transcription - Gastroenterology 2 Development of medical transcribing skill with focus on the specialty of gastroenterology.





AH 226 Medical Transcription - Orthopedics 2 Development of medical transcribing skill with focus on the specialty of orthopedics.





AH 229 Medical Transcription - Cardiology 2 Development of medical transcribing skill with focus on the specialty of cardiology.





AH 230 Medical Transcription - Surgery 2 Development of medical transcribing skill with focus on the specialty of surgery.





AH 231 Healthcare Law & Ethics 1 This course will cover laws pertaining to health care (confidentiality, patient rights, HIPPA regulations) as well as common ethical problems that are encountered and how these problems are handled.





AH 235 Intro to Speech Recognition 2 This course will introduce the medical transcription student to the knowledge base and basic and advanced skills of a speech recognition editor.





AH 236 ESL Dictation 2 This course will introduce the medical transcription student to several ESL (English as Second Language) providers from Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. .





AH 250 RMT Exam Prep 1 This course is designed to prepare the student for the national RMT (registered medical transcriptionist) certification examination offered by AHDI (Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity).





AH 266 Laboratory & Diagnostic Procedures 2

This course covers basic laboratory studies, normal and abnormal values, lab studies specific to body systems and basic diagnostic procedures.






AH 287 Computer Applications in Healthcare 2

This course is designed to be a practical, hands-on introduction for students to the electronic health record (EHR).






AH 297 Coop. Education: Medical Assistant 1-6

An Medical Assistant internship. A minimum of 45 hours of work in a professional setting is required for one credit.






AH 297 Coop. Education: Medical Administrative Assistant 1-6

An Medical Administrative Assistant internship. A minimum of 45 hours of work in a professional setting is required for one credit.

 
Art
Course Number Course Name SH Description
ART 110 Introduction to Visual Art 3 Study and analysis of artistic methods and meaning in the Visual Arts.





 
Biology
Course Number Course Name SH Description
BIOL 115 Human Structure & Function 4 A one-semester course that integrates the structure and function of the human body.





BIOL 124 Environmental Science 4 An introductory course for the non-life science major. A study of the effects of man and his technology on the environment.





BIOL 280 Conservation Biology 3  
 
Business Administration
Course Number Course Name SH Description
BADM 201 Principles of Marketing 3 This is an introductory course which incorporates both traditional and contemporary aspects of marketing.





BADM 202 Principles of Management 3 This course is designed to study the basic functions of management which include planning, organizing, directing, and controlling.





BADM 213 Public Relations 3 Course teaches public relations; both internal and external.





BADM 214 Entertainment Marketing 3 Course is designed to include an exploration of the effective marketing and promotion of sports, entertainment, travel and tourism products.





BADM 240 Sales 3 This course provides the student with an introduction to the basic principles, concepts and theories of selling and their application to the actual sales presentation.





BADM 289 Advertising Campaigns 3 This course is a capstone course in the Advertising and Marketing program.
 
Business, Office, Technical Education
Course Number Course Name SH Description
BOTE 108 Business Math 3

Review of mathematical fundamentals with emphasis on business applications and problem solving.






BOTE 147 Word Processing 3 Use of current word processing software to create professional business documents including letters, memos, reports, tables, forms, brochures, and graphic aids.





BOTE 152 Keyboarding II 3 Development of speed and accuracy in keyboarding straight copy and production activities.





BOTE 209 Office Management 3

Introduction to office management concepts and technology.






BOTE 210 Business Communications 3 The study of oral and written communication in business settings.





BOTE 217 Records Management 3 Study of the systematic control of business records through manual and electronic applications.





BOTE 218 Desktop Publishing 3

Software application course providing student with skills in electronic layout, editing and production of documents.






BOTE 247 Spreadsheet Applications 3 Intermediate and advanced use of application software for creation of spreadsheets, graphs, slide shows, databases and macros.





BOTE 297 Coop. Education - Administrative Assistant 1-6

An Administrative Assistant internship. A minimum of 45 hours of work in a professional setting is required for one credit.

 
Career Awareness
Course Number Course Name SH Description
CARS 101 Career Awareness 1 The goal of this course is to assist students in learning about themselves and the world of work while learning how these two pieces of information relate to each other.





CARS 102 Career Exploration 1 The goal of this course is to assist students in creating a career and education plan by using the information they gather about a specific career cluster through informational interviews, job shadows, and labor statistic research.





CARS 105 Job Search 1 This course will teach students a variety of job search techniques with emphasis on the most effective ways to find post-graduation employment.
 
Chemistry
Course Number Course Name SH Description
CHEM 115 Introductory Chemistry 4 The topics covered will be measurement, ionic and covalent compounds, chemical calculations, state of matter, energy, solutions, reactions and chemical bonding.
 
Communications
Course Number Course Name SH Description
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3

The theory and practice of public speaking with emphasis on content, organization, language, delivery and critical evaluation of messages.

 
Computer and Information Science
Course Number Course Name SH Description
CIS 104 Microcomputer Database 3 Acquaints students with database design including data entry, storage and retrieval.





CIS 180 Creating Web Pages 3

The learner will create basic web sites by manually writing HTML/XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) using a text editor.






CIS 269 Enterprise Systems 3 This course is a VCSU course & will be using a different Learning Management System.
 
Computer Science
Course Number Course Name SH Description
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers 3 This course provides students with an overview of general hardware and software issues such as terminology and environments.





CSCI 122 Beginning Basic/Visual Basic 3 This course is a LRSC course & will be using a different Learning Mangement System.





CSCI 124 Beginning C++/Visual C++ 3 This course is a LRSC course & will be using a different Learning Mangement System.





CSCI 172 Intermediate Visual Basic - -
 
Early Childhood
Course Number Course Name SH Description
EC 209 Learning Environments for Children 3 This course examines methods for creating and maintaining environments that emphasize safety, promote wellness, and encourage exploration and learning.





EC 210 Introduction to Early Childhood 3 This course provides comprehensive coverage of early childhood professions, the field's historical, philosophical, and social foundations, and the conditions that affect programs for children.





EC 211 Pre-Professional Experience 2 This course emphasizes the importance of skillful obervation when planning appropriate activities and experiences for children.





EC 213 Language & Literacy in ECE 3 This course designed to teach students major content areas of early literacy development, instructional strategies, and appropriate early experiences that support early literacy development in preschool children.





EC 222 Administration & Leadership in ECE 3

This course examines methods for creating, analyzing, and administering effective programs including financial management, licensing requirements, staff supervision, enrollment procedures, health and safety issues, and publicity procedures.






EC 233 Pre-K Methods and Materials 3

This course focuses on the physical and cognitive development of children, the promotion of literacy, and the utilization of creative experiences in child care settings.






EC 236 Social/Emotional Development & Guidance 3

This course involves the study of classroom management, motivation, building self-esteem, positive discipline strategies, and social and emotional development in children.






EC 238 Home, School and Community Relations 3

Students will learn how to establish and maintain positive collaborative relationships with families, how to apply family system theories, and how to communicate effectively not only with parents but also with other professionals and agencies that support children’s development.






EC 297 Co-op Education - Caregiver Services - Child 1-6

A Caregiver Services - Child internship. A minimum of 45 hours of work in a professional setting is required for one credit.

 
Education
Course Number Course Name SH Description
EDUC 101 Introduction to Paraeducation 1

This course provides an overview of the field of paraeducation.






EDUC 102 Interpersonal Skills Development 3

This course uses an integrated approach to basic helping, including developing skills in attending, listening, reflecting, and appropriate questioning.






EDUC 220 Classroom Management 3

EDUC 220 is an introduction to K-6 classroom management techniques for the K-12 classroom teacher or paraeducator.






EDUC 250 Introduction to Education 2

A study of teachings as a profession including the historical, philosophical, social and psychological foundations of education.






EDUC 260 Educational Psychology 3

EDUC 260 is intended to provide the student with knowledge about the field of educational psychology and particularly how those ideas apply to effective teaching practices in the classroom.






EDUC 298 Introduction to Education Practicum 1

EDUC 298 is a pre-professional observation of elementary and secondary teachers in action at area schools, accompanied by group seminar to discuss experiences.

 
English
Course Number Course Name SH Description
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3

Guided practice in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking.






ENGL 120 College Composition II 3

An advanced writing course critically considering a wide range of issues and dealing with a variety of writing styles but concentrating on research-based writing, revision, and documentation.






ENGL 220 Introduction to Literature 3

Introduction to Literature is a course which includes reading and discussion of representative examples of poetry, drama, and fiction, with emphasis on the use of common literary terminology.






ENGL 238 Children's Literature 3 The study of texts suitable for reading by elementary-aged school children with emphasis on the analysis of literary characteristics which determine age-appropriateness.
 
Environmental Technology
Course Number Course Name SH Description
ENVT 140 Introduction to Petroleum Land Management 3

This course is an introduction to land administration concepts, terminology, and job responsibilities.






ENVT 142 Intrepretation of Land Descriptions 1 Placing the correct legal description in the oil and gas lease is perhaps the most critical element of the lease.





ENVT 144 Basic Contracts & Agreements 3 Drilling costs in the petroleum industry are the catalyst for several types of contracts. This course examines agreements from exploration to operation.





ENVT 145 Negotiating Skills & Agreements 2 The course provides students with practical negotiating tools that, if mastered, will help them achieve desired outcomes in many life situations.





ENVT 240 Property & Mineral Ownership 2 This course examines property and mineral ownership.





ENVT 245 Calculating Oil & Gas Interests 3 This course features application problems inherent to the petroleum industry.





ENVT 250 Petroleum Land Management Practices 3 This course reviews essential tasks that land management professionals are called upon to accomplish.
 
Forestry
Course Number Course Name SH Description
FORS 255 Urban Trees & Shrubs 3

A study of nomenclature, identification and landscape characteristics of native and introduced deciduous and evergreen woody plants most commonly planted in the Northern Great Plains.






FORS 260 Parks & Urban Greenspaces 3

Students will explore the benefits of parks and innovative ways to incorporate parks and greenspace into cities.






FORS 263 Urban Forest Management 3

Principles of effective urban forest management combining planning, cultural practices, organization, economic, and regulatory concerns will be discussed.






 
Geology
Course Number Course Name SH Description
GEOL 105 Physical Geology 4

The purpose of this course is to present the various aspects of physical geology.






 
Gerontology
Course Number Course Name SH Description
GERO 130 Introduction to Human Services 3 This course provides an introduction to helping professions, including the various roles, functions, values, and personal attributes needed to function effectively in these careers.





GERO 180 Home Health Care 1

This course presents students with information and skills to help them provide compassionate, in-home care to clients with a variety needs.






GERO 240 Administering Medications 3 This class trains current Certified Nurse's Aides to administer routine, regularly scheduled medications in an employment setting where a licensed nurse is regularly scheduled and in a setting where a licensed nurse is not regularly scheduled.





GERO 256 Development of Social Welfare 3 The course provides an introduction to the history, value, political and economic goals of Social welfare.





GERO 285 Financial Management in Home Health Services 1 This course covers financial practices for individuals providing home health care services.





GERO 297 Co-op Education - Caregiver Services - Adult 1-6 A Caregiver Services - Adult internship. A minimum of 45 hours of work in a professional setting is required for one credit.
 
Health, Physical Education, Recreation
Course Number Course Name SH Description
HPER 100 Concepts of Wellness & Fitness 2 A course designed for students of all ages that teaches facts about exercise and physical fitness.





HPER 210 First Aid/CPR 1 General directions for giving first aid, value of first aid techniques dealing with shock, control of bleeding wounds, burns, poisoning, sudden illness, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and other emergency situations will be covered.





HPER 217 Personal and Community Health 3 This course is designed to acquaint the student with those principles and practices which will ensure the maintenance of conditions necessary for wholesome personal and community living.
 
History
Course Number Course Name SH Description
HIST 101 Western Civilization I 3 A study of the major political, economic, social and cultural developments of the Western World from prehistory to the 1500s.





HIST 102 Western Civilization II 3 A study of the major political, economic, social and cultural developments of the Western World from the mid-1500s until the present.





HIST 103 United States History to 1877 3 This course offers students an introduction to the History of the United States from before Native American contact with Europeans through the end of Reconstruction in 1877.





HIST 104 United States History Since 1877 3 This course offers students an introduction to the History of the United States from post-Civil War Reconstruction through the Gulf War.
       
HIST 220 ND History 3 This course offers students an introduction to the History of North Dakota from earliest geological times to the present.
 
Horticulture
Course Number Course Name SH Description
HORT 136 Residential Landscape Design 3 This course is an introduction to basic landscape design principles utilized on typical residential sites. 





HORT 138 Computerized Landscape Design 3 Students will learn how to utilize CAD, 3D, and image editing software in the design process. 





 
Mathematics
Course Number Course Name SH Description
MATH 103 College Algebra 4 Linear and quadratic equations, radicals, exponents and logarithms, rational expressions, systems of linear equations, functional notation, graphing sequences, and series.





MATH 277 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I 3 A mathematics content course for prospective elementary school teachers.





MATH 278 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 2 MATH 278 is designed to broaden, strengthen, and apply geometry concepts in the elementary classroom.
 
Nursing
Course Number Course Name SH Description
NURS 277 IV Therapy 2

The Nurse Assistant Training program provides instruction and supervised clinical practice to those preparing for employment as a nurse assistant in a skilled nursing facility, acute care, or home health care.

 
Nutrition
Course Number Course Name SH Description
NUTR 240 Principles of Nutrition 3

Course content includes the science and application of nutrition, nutrition interventions in chronic and acute illness, promoting health and wellness throughout the life span, and national nutrition concerns.

 
Pharmacy
Course Number Course Name SH Description
PHRM 215 Introduction to Pharmacology 3 This course is designed to teach students the principles of pharmacology including mathematics and calculations, rules and regulations governing medications, medical administration and safety issues.
 
Plant Pathology
Course Number Course Name SH Description
PPTH 255 Plant Disease Management 3 In Plant Disease Management students will learn how to properly diagnose and control diseases of forest, agricultural, and urban trees. 





 
Plant Science
Course Number Course Name SH Description
PLSC 241 Landscape Building 3

Students will learn the different methods used by professionals to bid landscape jobs.






PLSC 248 Turf Management 3 Students learn the principles of establishing and maintaining residential, commercial, park and sports turf.





PLSC 265 Herbaceous Landscape Plants 4

Students will study production, identification and uses of annual, perennial and bulbous ornamentals in home and public landscapes with consideration to cultural requirements and insect and disease problems.






PLSC 268 Plant Propogation 3  





PLSC 273 Arboriculture 3

The culture of wood plants including their biology and development, and response to modern principle of plant health care are also covered.

 
Psychology
Course Number Course Name SH Description
PSYC 100 Human Relations in Organizations 3 This course examines the importance of human relations and professional development.





PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 This course involves the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.





PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology 3

This course involves the human life span development from infancy through adolescence.






PSYC 270 Abnormal Psychology 3

A survey of the classification, symptoms, and etiology of psychological disorders.

 
Recreation and Leisure Services
Course Number Course Name SH Description
RLS 110 Foundations of Recreation 3 Orientation to historical and philosophical background of the recreation and leisure movement, recreation organizations, and professional development.





RLS 210 Environmental Education 3 An introduction to the fields of environmental education including nature education, outdoor education and conservation education.





RLS 212 Principles of Interpreation 3 A study of interpretive program preparation and physical site planning for interpretive service.





RLS 215 Recreation Areas & Facilities 3 Design, operation, and maintenance of recreation areas and facilities.





RLS 222 Recreation Program Planning 3 Development of programming skills for recreation programs in various settings, i.e. public, non-profit, and private, with emphasis on planning, implementation, and evaluation.





RLS 271 Fundamentals of Recreation & Resource Management 3 This course is an overview of the use of natural environments as formal and informal settings for leisure and recreation, as well as the interrelationship among people, the environment, and leisure.





RLS 280 Community & Commercial Recreation 3 A study of the various forms of commercial recreation, businesses and facilities providing recreational opportunities.





RLS 285 Natural Resource Law 3 This course will provide a basic overview of the laws concerned with the environment and human activities, focusing on conservation and land use.





RLS 286 Recreation Administration 3 Development of understanding of and ability to utilize leadership and group facilitation strategies to enhance and evaluation recreation and leisure experiences.





RLS 290 Introduction to Inclusive Recreation 3 Concepts, methods, and settings involving recreation services as applied to groups that may need adaptations, i.e. physically, emotionally, or intellectually challenged persons, and the elderly.





RLS 297 Coop. Education - Recreation Management 1-6

Practical application of classroom principles in a professional setting.

 
Religion
Course Number Course Name SH Description
RELS 203 World Religions 3 This course introduces the origin and historical development Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Alternative Paths.





RELS 230 Introduction to New Testament 3 This course introduces the historical development of the literature of the New Testament and the social world of the earliest Christians.
 
Sociology
Course Number Course Name SH Description
SOC 105 First Year Experience 1 This course will be required for all freshman students and is intended to provide them with insight and information about what the institution deems are the most important concepts in student retention and positive student outcomes.





SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3 This course is an introductory analysis of the nature of society; the interrelationships of its component groups and the process whereby society persists in change.





SOC 251 Gerontology 3 This course includes the analysis of aging within the context of the life cycle with emphasis on the major concerns of the elderly and social policies.
 
Soil Science
Course Number Course Name SH Description
SOIL 210 Introduction to Soil Science 3 The physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils as they are related to use, conservation and plant growth in rural and urban environments will be discussed.
Special Education
Course Number Course Name SH Description
SPED 101 Introduction to Developmental Disabilities 3 This course examines the diverse forms of developmental disabilities (DD), legal and ethical factors when working in the DD profession, common philosophies of service to individuals with DD, and developing/planning a team when providing service to individuals with DD.





SPED 110 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3

This course is an introductory analysis of the nature of society; the interrelationships of its component groups and the process whereby society persists in change.

 
Tourism
Course Number Course Name SH Description
TOUR 212 Principles of Tourism 3

Overview of tourism including historical issues and current trends, travel behavior, tourism planning and policy, tourism impacts and tourism promotion.

 
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