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GENERAL EDUCATION

GE112 Critical Thinking
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This introductory level course presents a variety of topics essential to a student’s development in critical thinking. Students are introduced to concepts essential to the comprehension, analysis, and creation of arguments: induction, deduction, informal fallacies, Aristotelian and symbolic logic, modes of persuasion, perspective and bias, language and meaning, culminating in the development of reasonable strategies for belief formation.

GE120 Public Speaking
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course provides the student with a basic understanding of public speaking and how to effectively prepare and present a variety of speeches. Students will learn to successfully communicate orally through team presentations, debates and other situations such as job interviews. Students will use critical thinking skills to engage and evaluate their oral arguments.

GE133 English Composition
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course develops written communication skills with an emphasis on understanding the writing process, analyzing readings, and practicing writing for personal and professional applications. Emphasis is placed on developing individual writing skills and developing strategies for collaborative writing in Learning Teams.

GE210 Natural Science
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course explores the relationship between man and the environment. Students examine the balance between natural resources and the needs of mankind. Students explore the scientific, political, economic, and social implications of environmental science.

GE211 Anatomy and Physiology
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course is a primer to prepare students to succeed in an A&P course. Course content includes a review of basic math, biology, chemistry, and cells, and introduces anatomical terminology and body systems basics.

GE224 US History
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course delivers a broad survey of American history from New World exploration and settlement through the Civil War. Topics range from the history of North American Peoples through modern times.

GE230 College Math
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course presents the fundamental concepts of a pre-algebra course. Students will be introduced to whole numbers, fractions and decimals, integers, order of operations, percents, signed numbers, measurements, geometry, probability, and basic algebra concepts.

GE241 Sociology
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course explores sociological processes that underlie everyday life. Focus is placed on the theories and concepts necessary to understand our social worlds. The course focuses on globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, new technology and the growing influence of mass media.

GE317 Advanced Research and Writing
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course offers a step-by-step, systematic approach to conducting research. Emphasis is on using critical thinking, efficient research techniques, and the Internet to produce an in-depth white paper. Topics include qualitative research questions, developing surveys, synthesizing research and examining the emerging technical trends in the field of descriptive research.

GE326 Philosophy and Ethics
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course examines the dynamic role of ethics in modern society. Students analyze ethical standards through philosophical beliefs and values in personal and professional settings. Topics include Kantian ethics, moral consideration, ethical reasoning, egoism, relativism, and pragmatism.

GE330 Information Literacy
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course is designed to foster students’ ability to identify, search, evaluate, use, and present effectively the information relevant to decision making and problem solving in their studies, future professions, and daily lives. Students will learn how to identify a variety of types and formats of potential sources of information, and to understand the value and nature of information and how it is organized.

GE410 Career Management
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course provides the foundation for developing long-term career management skills. Topics include tips for producing quality resumes and cover letters and interactive techniques for interviewing success. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to research job leads, write a resume, prepare for a job interview, follow up on a job interview, and apply strategies to keep a job and advance in a career.

GE418 American Government
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of American government and politics focusing on the historical evolution of government and policies, the major institutions, and the major processes. Course goals include developing an interest in and understanding of today’s government, policy development, and politics as well as developing critical thinking and information-literacy skills in the areas of government and politics. Topics include the Constitution, federalism, civil rights and civil liberties, the structure and processes of the three branches of government, political socialization, interest groups and public opinion, political parties and the election process, as well as basic U.S social, economic, and foreign policy.

GE420 Psychology
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course introduces human behavior. It includes the study of the theories and concepts of psychology including the scope of psychology, biological foundations and the brain, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, learning and memory, emotion, states of consciousness, personality theories, cognition, life-span development, and applied psychology.

GE430 Personal Finance
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course provides students with opportunities to develop skills for solving real world problems. It focuses on areas of study that address problems and applications in personal finance including financial planning, personal investing, budgeting, tax planning, real estate financing, credit management, insurance protection, and retirement and estate planning.

GE431 Principles of Economics
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course encompasses economic principles (both microeconomic and macroeconomic) and problems. The purpose of the course is for students to develop a logical, conceptual, and analytical understanding of economic principles and to deal with problems associated with the allocation of resources, decisions made by consumers, production by firms, and pricing in various market conditions, government actions in markets, measuring aggregate output, economic growth, employment and unemployment, money and banking, and fiscal and monetary policies intended to achieve economic goals.

HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

HM 310 Healthcare Organization and Management
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course provides an overview of organizational behavior including the theories principles, models, and methods of organizational behavior, organizational design and organizational theory. This theoretical foundation is contextualized in a comprehensive view of the U. S. Healthcare system, including institutions and practitioners, disease and health, patient populations, and global health issues.

HM 311 Managed Care and Healthcare Policies
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
In this course, students learn about the major concepts and operational principles behind managed care, which limits access to care in order to reduce cost and is exerting a growing influence on healthcare delivery in the United States. This course also examines regulation of managed care practices and how the managed care model affects the doctor – patient relationship. Rapidly changing health policy on the federal level, including efforts to reform health care financing and delivery, has tremendous implications for all segments of the healthcare industry. In this course, students review major trends and players in healthcare policy, the policymaking process pump, and the economic, social, and political impact of policy decisions.

HM320 Human Resources Management
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course focuses on strategic human resource management skills used by business managers in day-to-day operations with a special emphasis on managing health professionals. A comprehensive review of the workforce, legal aspects, labor relations, recruitment and retention, managing diversity, compensation, performance appraisal, and organizational accountability and structure is explored with the application of critical thinking skills.

HM330 Leadership in Organizational Structure and Governance
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course explores the challenges and opportunities of leadership in a theoretical and functional context in order to help students to understand the qualities of leadership and learn application of the skills for effective leadership. An introduction to the theories of organization behavior, power, control, governing bodies, structure, organizational culture, and change will provide the student with an opportunity to develop their own sense of personal leadership.

HM 331 Epidemiology and Global Health
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
In this course, students gain a fundamental understanding of epidemiology, which identifies diseases, determines how they are spread, and how they are measured in the distribution of human populations. Students will explore the social determinants of health and the role of epidemiology in the planning and administration of health services, and prevention of disease. Topics include public health, communicable diseases, epidemiological study methods, prevention of disease, and cultural wellness. Through a broad review and case studies, this course examines health challenges and solutions on a community and global level and the influence that economic, social, and political forces that have shaped these wellness and healthcare.

HM 410 Information Technology in Healthcare
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
Students in this course learn about the management of information and of information systems and its applications in healthcare. Building on student’s basic computer skills, this course focuses the student on developing management competencies that enable the student to be involved in information technology strategy and decision-making and provides a basic overview of information systems and healthcare. Topics include emerging technologies and the use and management of electronic health records in order to support patient care, enhance clinical decision-making, educate patients, collect data, and manage healthcare finances.

HM 420 Strategic Planning
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course prepares healthcare managers to develop their understanding and ability to participate in strategic planning by reviewing the theories, concepts, tools, and methodologies for successful short- and long-range planning. Students learn how to apply and adapt basic planning principles to an organization’s operations through the mission/vision statement, goals and objectives, environmental assessment, planning, stakeholder involvement, communication, and implementation of a strategic plan in healthcare management.

HM 430 Long Term Care and Issues of Aging and Disability
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course evaluates the continuum of long term care provides an overview of the management and administration of long term facilities and services. It examines special economic, cultural, and social considerations, as well as certain laws and regulations, apply to patients in long term care. This course examines administrative and staffing functions, and the essential skills, necessary to manage long – term care patients and employees. A sub-component of long care, mental health, is integrated into the coverage of working with the community, programming, public policy, marketing, and financing.

HM 431 Quality Management and Patient Safety
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course explores the development and evolution of quality in healthcare and the development of a quality assurance/quality improvement plan, team, and ongoing process. Various methods of providing high-quality care, such as the use of clinical practice guidelines, are reviewed for their impact on patient outcomes and safety. This course presents the basic principles of quality management, including establishing benchmarks and improving patient safety, measuring health outcomes and patient satisfaction, and reviewing the regulations and accreditation requirements that apply in healthcare settings.

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HEALTHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

HT110 Introduction to Medical Insurance Billing & Coding
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course is an overview of health information systems in ambulatory care and the concepts of confidentiality, ethics, healthcare legislation at various levels, and regulations relating to maintenance, release and use of health information and guidelines for access to records according to the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPA/AS) and regulatory agencies.

HT111 Introduction to Medical Terminology
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course includes an overview of terminology including word analysis and word forms related to the human body. It includes a survey of medical terminology of the body systems, anatomical and physiologic terminology, diagnostic terms, clinical and surgical procedures, and laboratory tests.

HT120 Healthcare Data Content Structure
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course introduces the principles and practices of using the International Classification of Diseases 9th Revision Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) and 10th Revision (ICD-10) classification system. Topics include coding practices and principles, and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) official coding guidelines (inpatient and outpatient). This provides an overview of diagnostic and procedural data for application to clinical, administrative, and research decision–making and for financial reimbursement.

HT121 Introduction to ICD-10 CM
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
ICD-10 represents the newest coding system for medical diseases and health problems, which results in additional precision and complexity for medical billing and coding professionals. This course provides a primer and overview on the new coding system and differences with ICD-9.

HT130 Computer Software Applications
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills necessary to use electronic health record (EHR) systems in the healthcare setting. Students will learn how to complete and itemize statements using computer software applications for HCFA 1500 and UB92 forms.

HT131 Intermediate and Advanced CPT/HCPCS
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course assists the student to develop advanced coding skills and the concepts in ICD-9- CM/ICD-10CM and ICD-10-PCS and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and application in the prospective payment system. Areas of instruction include the Medicare- Severity diagnostic related groups; interpretation of laboratory and radiologic findings; basic pharmacology; and Coding Clinic guidelines.

HT210 Medical Office Management
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course introduces students to the basic principles of medical office management. This course will familiarize students with the office protocols and requirements associated with various nursing and healthcare procedures.

HT211 Health and Pathophysiology
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course introduces pathophysiology and the effects of disease on human body systems. Students will learn about signs and symptoms of common diseases that impact patients in today’s healthcare environment.

HT220 Medical Office Applications
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course is an introduction to basic software applications used in the medical office environment. Students will learn the purposes as well as the practical use of popular products in this space.

HT221 Medical Office Principles and Processes
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course will introduce the student to best practices applied at leading clinics and hospitals to maximize patient care, satisfaction, and efficiency. Students will review cases associated with successful office management and turnarounds.

HT230 Healthcare Information Management
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course introduces organizational management of health information services. The roles and functions of healthcare leadership is reviewed as it applies to communication and interpersonal skills, development of policies and procedures, job descriptions, training programs, workflow management, performance standards, risk management, revenue cycles, and organizational resources.

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SPORTS MASSAGE

SR110 Massage Therapy Techniques
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course covers the history, benefits, and contraindications of massage; anatomical terminology; and basic Swedish techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, and vibration. Students completing this course will have had extensive hands-on application of these techniques in classroom and lab sessions.

SR111 Anatomy and Physiology – Systems of Control
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course covers the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology including the levels of organization of the body. The anatomy and physiology of the nervous and endocrine systems will be covered extensively. Students will learn the structure, function, and effects of massage on each of these systems. Students will also be able to name and describe pathologies of these systems.

SR120 Swedish Massage Techniques
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
Development of efficient Swedish massage skills is the objective of this class. Students will learn how to perform an entire massage session using multiple massage tools and techniques. Students will also learn how to massage clients in the side-lying and seated positions. Maintaining proper body mechanics while giving massage will be stressed throughout the module. Students will learn and practice SOAP method of charting.

SR121 Somatic Tissues and Biomechanics
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
Course covers the structures and functions of the skeletal and muscular systems. Students completing this course will be able identify and explain the structures, functions and pathologies of the skeletal and muscular systems. Students will also be able to identify and explain joint structure, kinesiology and pathologies. Students will be introduced to biomechanics as it relates to joint function and range of motion.

SR130 Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course covers the theory and application of deep tissue massage techniques such as myofascial release, cross-fiber friction, and neuromuscular trigger point therapy. Students completing this course will have had extensive hands-on application of these techniques in classroom and lab sessions.

SR210 Sports and Specialized Massage
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course covers the theory and application of sports massage and other modalities used in sports rehabilitation. Students completing this course can apply manual lymphatic drainage massage, positional release, stretching, and hydrotherapy. In addition, students will be introduced to the practice of hot stone therapy.

SR211 Eastern Theory and Practice
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course introduces students to the principles associated with Chi, meridians, yin and yang, fundamental substances, and five-element theory. Students will also learn the practical application of Shiatsu and acupressure. Students will also be introduced to the theory and practice of reflexology.

SR220 Therapeutic Exercise and Procedures
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: SR111, SR120
This course addresses the proper use of therapeutic exercise in the rehabilitation process. Students will have hands-on experience in the proper application of therapeutic exercises which support the improvement and/or maintenance of specific conditions of the body. The class will discuss isometric, isotonic, concentric, and eccentric muscle actions, in addition to flexibility and stretching exercises and how to integrate them into a rehab program. It will also provide students with knowledge and understanding of working with an athletic demographic in a rehabilitation environment.

SR221 Advanced Biomechanics and Assessment
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: SR121
This course discusses the comprehensive assessment process and its’ utilization in sports rehabilitation. Students will have a basic understanding of biomechanical dysfunctional patterns for various areas of the body and learn how to properly assess athletes and interpret collected data for these conditions. Students will gain skills and practice in history taking, observation, palpation, special testing and SOAP charting.

SR230 Applications of Sports Therapy
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: SR110, SR210
This course includes an overview of various athletic medical pathologies and covers the basics of applied sports therapy. Emphasis is on etiologies and mechanisms surrounding muscular and skeletal injuries, as well as vascular, degenerative, and other soft tissue disturbances / conditions. The course focuses on the clinical reasoning process for prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Students will develop and implement advanced treatment protocols for various pathologies of the body.

SR231 Personal Training
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course covers fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and exercise leadership along with discussions of anatomy and physiology, injury prevention, psychology, emergency techniques, exercise leadership programs, and legal issues. Students gain the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities used to improve, maintain, and/or optimize health-related components of physical fitness and performance. The course also includes information on writing appropriate exercise recommendations, leading and demonstrating safe and effective methods of exercise, and motivating individuals.

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LEGAL STUDIES

PA120 Introduction to Law & Ethics
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
An introductory survey of American law and jurisprudence, the federal and state judicial systems, and the various substantive legal specialty fields. Discussions cover civil litigation and trial procedures, fundamental legal concepts, and the paralegal’s role in the public and private sector. Additional topics include conducting a client interview and intake, preparation of simple legal forms, and creation of a legal file. The course also explores the ethical rules for the paralegal profession.

PA125 Civil Procedure
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
Presents a foundational overview of civil procedure while discussing the litigation process, ethics in litigation, and the process of establishing and maintaining a client relationship. Introduces the student to the concepts and mechanics of litigation and how to navigate a civil lawsuit from inception through the appeal process.

PA130 Legal Research & Writing
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
Introduces skills necessary to analyze the facts in any given situation; conduct the requisite legal research; and produce a reasoned and comprehensible written memorandum, such as an interoffice memo, a legal research memo, and a case brief. The initial phase of this two-part course will also introduce the students to available legal authorities, such as printed court cases reinforced with legislative codes, legal encyclopedias, and commercially available practice guides.

PA140 Criminal Law & Procedure
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: PA 120, PA 125, PA 130, GE120, GE133
Discussions cover both substantive criminal law as well as the procedural rules by which criminal cases are filed, prosecuted, defended, and ultimately tried in a courtroom. The first half of the course details the history of America’s criminal law system, the various types and degrees of crimes, and their required elements, while the second half addresses the actual procedure(s) that drive the criminal justice system, from the initial commission of a crime to the jury trial.

PA145 Torts
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: PA 120, PA 125, PA 130, GE120, GE133
An introduction to the basic principles of civil liability for harm caused to the person or property of others; the basic topics include the general elements of the plaintiff’s prima facie case, the various types of tortious conduct, the relevant privileges and defenses that can be raised by the defendant, and the underlying principles or policies justifying and limiting liability.

PA150 Advanced Legal Research & Writing
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: PA 120, PA 125, PA 130, GE120, GE133
This is part two of two courses in a hands-on legal research and writing curriculum that builds upon skills acquired in part one of the course. The course focuses on computerized research techniques and preparation of complex legal documents such as position letters, briefs, legal office memoranda, and points and authorities.

PA220 Legal Practice Technology
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: PA 120, PA 125, PA 130, GE120, GE133
Examines the procedure and practical application of technology and digital information in a legal environment and in handling client evidence. Topics include digital discovery procedures and federal rules regarding technology and evidence, as well as legal practice software, including databases and case management tools, public and government records searches, docketing, billing and calendaring systems, document scanning and imaging, and litigation support systems.

PA225 Family Law
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: PA 120, PA 125, PA 130, GE120, GE133
Introduction on the legal theories and research materials in family law matters such as termination of marital status, dissolution, OSC motions to establish and modify child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and enforcement of orders. Techniques for preparing judicial council forms required in typical family law court proceedings are also provided.

PA230 Real Property Law
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: PA 120, PA 125, PA 130, GE120, GE133
An overview of real property law consisting of estates in real property, property descriptions and determining property boundaries, transferring title, rights associated with real estate, real estate contracts, landlord-tenant law, real estate deeds, mortgages, and financing the purchase of real estate. Other topics include public and private restrictions of land use, title insurance and title examinations, closings, and taxation issues relative to real estate transactions. Provides instruction on developing practical skills, including how to research deeds, decipher mortgage clauses, and title examinations. Ethical issues facing the real estate sector in law are also covered.

PA240 Employment Law
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: PA 120, PA 125, PA 130, GE120, GE133
This course surveys basic labor, employment, and human resource law including hiring, personnel practices, wage and hour laws, employee benefits, workplace health and safety compliance, and labor regulations. This course will also provide the student with an introduction to employment discrimination laws and regulations concerning sexual harassment, race discrimination, disability discrimination, and age discrimination.

PA245 Contracts
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: PA 120, PA 125, PA 130, GE120, GE133
Provides a general introduction to the fundamentals of contract law, and addresses the necessary formalities to create binding contractual obligations, including the requirements of mutual assent (including the process of offer and acceptance), consideration, and the statute of frauds. The course also addresses doctrines of reliance and restitution and the theories for enforcing a contractual obligation. The course emphasizes the various types of contracts paralegals will encounter in their professional practice.

PA250 Business Organizations
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: PA 120, PA 125, PA 130, GE120, GE133
Includes an examination of business organizations, including sole proprietorships, general and limited partnerships, corporations, limited liability organizations, and joint ventures. The course will also explore federal and state securities regulations, including the areas of registrations and exempt transactions. Other topics include the paralegal’s role regarding the business enterprise, particularly facilitating filings with the secretaries of state throughout the United States, Franchise Tax Boards, Internal Revenue Service, Security and Exchange Commission, and other governmental entities. Additional topics explore the consequences of failures to file, incorrect submissions, and ethical issues in business.

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Multimedia Design (This Program Is No Longer Offered)

MM110 Digital Photography
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
Technical skills for digital photography are covered including refinement of exposure, post-image capture processing, and manipulation. Issues addressing controlled output of digital images are also covered.

MM111 Digital Illustration
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This is an introductory class in creating digital illustration. Students are challenged by assignments based on jobs typical of those given in the professional arena such as advertising, publishing, and editorial illustration. Students will develop illustrations using traditional thumbnails, sketches, and color studies, and complete the final artwork using software programs. Students will review trends in contemporary digital art, learn about contemporary freelance business practices, and begin to develop a digital illustration style.

MM120 Audio, Video and Images
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course examines the blending of text, sounds and images in the media environment to create new media. This course features units on visual literacy, photo editing, audio processing, and video editing, Students learn theories of aural and visual aesthetics, and produce a short video.

MM121 Design Concepts and Color Theory
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
Introduction to design concepts through readings, writing, visual problem solving, and critical analysis. Topics include design principles and elements, vocabulary, color theory, Gestalt principles, and conceptualization strategies. The role of the designer and products in contemporary culture including social responsibility and sustainability is examined.

MM130 Layout and Typography
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
Course examines common graphic tools available in layout design, typography, and underlying design principles. Content includes typography and type design, ways of using illustrations and photographs in layouts., basic tools of graphic design for specific desktop publishing projects, properties of letter forms and converting letter forms into legible work. Student project to create type, modify it, and add it to existing fonts. Course project oriented and uses software for manipulation of layouts and typography for purpose of making final output.

MM131 Digital Imaging
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, terminology, techniques and applications of digital imaging as they relate to the development of digital image collections depicting works found in museum collections, archives, and special collections in libraries. The students will acquire knowledge and skills necessary to design, create, and manage digital images of text, graphics, slides, and reproductions of 3-D objects. They will also be introduced to the principles and issues that pertain to the creation and distribution of digital-image archives via image databases and the Web environment

MM210 Branding and Marketing
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course provides an understanding of how people perceive, interpret, use, and respond to a media-rich world. In doing so, media psychologists can identify potential benefits and problems and promote the development of positive media in regards to advertising and branding. In this class students will review how marketing practices of well-known companies have changed how consumers identify with the names of products and the symbol /designs associated with them. In this class student will read case studies while finding solutions to how companies brand themselves while interning new product industries creating strategies using theories in media psychology to build sells and product loyalty.

MM211 Visual Communication
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course studies the principles, theories, and language of visual communication, emphasizing the evaluation and use of images in mass media. It is designed to help you integrate words and pictures in mass communication and to gain a greater appreciation of our visual world.

MM220 Video Editing
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course introduces digital video production techniques including: camera operation and procedures, basic principles and techniques of sound and digital video editing. Course topics include the operation of digital prosumer camcorders, lighting and sound equipment, the concepts and techniques of nonlinear digital editing with emphasis on the principles and aesthetics of film and video editing.

MM221 Web Design
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course will prepare students to apply multimedia skills for the design and implementation of web sites, using web design software and HTML.

MM231 Web Development
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course will prepare students to analyze, design, build and implement websites. Areas covered include identification of information objects, the creation of flow diagrams, the use of multimedia, the use of hyperlinks, navigational efficiency, text creation and the appropriate use of maps, menus and frames.

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BUSINESS

BA110T Introduction to Accounting
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
An introduction to the principles and procedures related to accounting theory and practice from the perspective of users of financial information. Topics include the accounting cycle, the preparation and analysis of financial statements, and accounting information.

BA120T Introduction to Financial Statements
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course enables the student to use the information provided in financial statements to make reasoned decisions in a variety of important business contexts. The accounting standards relevant to the intelligent interpretation of the statements by product, labor, and capital market participants are studied along with traditional analytical techniques such as ratio analysis, trend analysis, and vertical and horizontal analysis.

BA130T Employment Law
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course surveys basic labor, employment, and human resource law including hiring, personnel practices, wage and hour laws, employee benefits, workplace health and safety compliance, and labor regulations. This course will also provide the student with an introduction to employment discrimination laws and regulations concerning sexual harassment, race discrimination, disability discrimination, and age discrimination.

BA210T Business Communication
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course provides a foundation of the various business communication formats, including letters, memos, electronic communication, written reports, oral presentations, and interpersonal communication. The course also includes other business items such as resumes, application letters, interviewing tips, and employment follow-up documents.

BA310 Business Law
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course will provide business students with a survey of the principle areas of business law. It will explore the relationship between business and the law with respect to the following topics: torts, crimes, intellectual property, contracts, negotiable instruments, agency, employment, and forms of business organization. Students will also explore the relationship between business and the law with respect to ethics and social responsibility, government regulation, personal property, real property, and international trade. Students will gain a working knowledge of practical rules of law and legal terminology, as well as legal solutions for business– related issues.

BA311 Business Information Systems
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course introduces the various information and communications technologies and explains how information systems are used to solve problems and make better business decisions. Topics include business hardware, software, operating systems, databases, and fundamental networking concepts.

BA320 Human Resources Management
Resources Management Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course focuses on human resource management skills used by business managers in day-today operations. While focusing on the different aspects of human resource management and practices, problem solving and critical thinking skills are applied.

BA330 Leadership and Human Capital Development
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course introduces students to the challenges and opportunities of leadership. It includes sound academic theory, success stories, case studies, and exercises in critical thinking to help students develop the understanding, skills, and plans needed to manage people.

BA331 Internet Marketing
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course covers advertising, marketing, and communications strategies in the new media landscape where traditional and social media co-exist. The course will focus on how social media strategies can be used effectively in marketing programs, when they should/should not be used, how to build them, and how to measure, track, and evaluate their performance and effectiveness. This marketing strategy course will focus on analyzing, developing, implementing, and evaluating media strategies as an integral part of overall marketing strategy.

BA411 Managerial Accounting
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course introduces financial management theory and practices and includes the following topics: product costing, organizational planning and control, performance measurement, costvolume-profit analysis, and managerial decision making.

BA420 Office Applications
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course is designed to increase proficiency in the use of common word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation application software. Topics include the production of business documents and reports. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to prepare documents using word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

BA430 Project Management
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course covers project management tools. Topics include starting a project, establishing goals, and staying within cost and time parameters. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to effectively implement project management skills in real world project assignments.

BA431 E-Commerce and Mobile Applications
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
This course explores how the Internet and mobile devices have revolutionized the buying and selling of goods and services in the marketplace. Topics include: Internet business models, mobile application development, electronic commerce infrastructure, designing on-line storefronts, payment acceptance and security issues, and the legal and ethical challenges of electronic commerce.

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CAPSTONE COURSES

AA200 Associate Capstone
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
Equips students to contribute effectively in the field of their choosing through an understanding of models and concepts used in modern commerce. Students will study cases in modern entrepreneurship, ethics, and personal marketing to prepare themselves for future careers. Final deliverables include an individual feasibility and career progression plan.

BA400 Bachelor Capstone
Quarter Credits: 5 Prerequisites: None
Prepares students to become leaders in the modern workforce. The BA capstone course requires students to utilize higher-order thinking such as synthesis and evaluation to meet the program’s learning outcomes. Students will collaborate in teams to or work independently to demonstrate their knowledge and skills by completing projects, including a business action plan, using their knowledge and training from their AA level degree and their BA coursework.

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