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2008-2009 Florida Community College at Jacksonville Catalog
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  Apr 11, 2021
 
2008-2009 Florida Community College at Jacksonville Catalog 
  
2008-2009 Florida Community College at Jacksonville Catalog

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Speech Communication

  
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    SPC 2040 - Introduction to Speech Communications



    This course is a performance based course that provides theory and practice in interpersonal, intrapersonal small group, intercultural and mass communication. The course emphasizes the responsibilities of individuals in the communication process required by a variety of communication settings. The course explores the principles of communication, the barriers to communication, and techniques to improve communication skills. This course focuses on speaking and listening competencies and will reinforce reading and writing competencies and meet the CLAST communication skills requirement. This course includes reading and writing competencies.
    Prerequisites
    ENC 1101 with a grade of “C” or better

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3

    COURSE ID WILL CHANGE TO SPC 2017 EFFECTIVE FALL TERM, 2009 (20101)

  
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    SPC 2050 - Voice and Diction



    This course consists of introducing the vocal mechanism and its function. Designed to enhance the student’s appreciation of vocal quality, expressiveness, articulation, and pronunciation of words, this class involves discussion and application of the techniques of the physiological changes which affect sound production in the student’s speech. Students will practice using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    SPC 2594 - Forensics Activity



    This course is composed of directed participation in forensics activities with emphasis on individual speech events including public address and oral interpretation.  Tournament activities involve a major feature of forensics.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours: 1 lecture hour; 2 studio/rehearsal hours
  
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    SPC 2600 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking



    This essential course in speaking and listening skills instructs students in the principles and procedures that promote effective communication. This study includes message composition involving idea and information acquisition, determination of purpose and analysis of audience. This course also includes message transmittal involving vocal variations, articulation and appropriate levels of language usage and listening for both literal and critical comprehension. This course includes reading and writing requirements and CLAST communications skills.
    Prerequisites
    ENC 1101 with a grade of “C” or better

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    (CBE)
    COURSE ID WILL CHANGE TO SPC 2608 EFFECTIVE FALL TERM, 2009 (20101)

Sports Management

  
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    SPM 2000 - Introduction to Sports Management



    This course is a survey of business/sport management activities, including principles, problems and practices related to the sports enterprise. Students interested in careers in Sport Management, Recreation Management, or in an expanding business managerial background should take this course.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3

Statistics

  
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    STA 2023 - Elementary Statistics



    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics with a pronounced emphasis on inference. The major topics include methods for analyzing sets of data, probability, probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, simple linear regression, and correlation. The probability and statistical skills measured by CLAST are among the skills taught in this course. Students with a grade of C or better in MGF 1106 satisfy the prerequisite.
    Prerequisites
    MGF 1106 or MAC 1105 with a grade of “C” or better

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    (CBE)

Student Life Skills

  
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    SLS 0005 - Foundations of College Success



    This college preparatory course is a complete overview of the characteristics and skills necessary for students to succeed in college. Course topics include personal skills, campus and community resources, technology, health and well-being, academic skills, and relationships. (College preparatory studies course) (This course does not apply toward the associates degree.)
    Prerequisites
    Placement into REA 0008 or higher

    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 1 laboratory hour
  
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    SLS 0100 - Fundamental Strategies for Success in College and Career



    This course is designed to assist students in uncovering their unique talents and abilities and in setting career goals based on self-awareness, familiarity with college terminology and an overview of employment trends.
    Contact Hours: 60
    Workforce Credits: 2
  
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    SLS 1103 - Strategies for Success in College, Career and Life



    This survey course is designed to assist students in developing skills that will help them succeed in college, career and life. This course will emphasize how basic academic success skills can be applied in a knowledge-based economy. Included in this course are problem solving, communication skills, work ethics, introduction to information literacy and other related topics.
    Prerequisites
    Placement into REA 0008 or higher (or corequisite)

    Corequisites
    Placement into REA 0008 or higher (or prerequisite)

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    SLS 1201 - Personal Development



    This course is designed to assist students in learning more about their own stages of personal development and how developmental issues influence their understanding of self, others and the environment in which they interact. Areas of development to be explored are psychosocial issues, cognitive structure, learning style, locus of control, values, moral/ethical development, choosing and pursuing personal goals, and other related issues.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    SLS 1301 - Career Planning and the World of Work



    This course assumes that career choice is a continuous process involving the understanding of self and ones environment. Using assessment instruments as well as group discussion, students will utilize decision-making techniques to select a career direction, which is compatible with their aptitudes, abilities, interests and personal values.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
  
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    SLS 1371 - Portfolio Development for Prior Learning



    This course is designed for individuals with significant learning from prior life experiences. The objective of the course is to assist students in the assembly of a portfolio that provides a description of life experiences and the skills and knowledge acquired as they relate to the objectives of a college credit course. The portfolio includes documentation and the creation of an experiential transcript correlating prior learning to course objectives.
    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
  
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    SLS 1401 - Computerized Career Exploration



    A self-paced information gathering process designed for students who have not decided, are having difficulty deciding or need clarification in making a career choice. Topics will include work related interests, values, clarification and identification of abilities. Various computer-based career exploration activities are scheduled at the convenience of students. There are no formal class hours. A minimum of fifteen hours of documented interaction is required for course completion. Students schedule their interactions with computers and counselors at times that are mutually convenient for staff and students.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours: 1 laboratory hour
  
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    SLS 1931 - Selected Topics in Student Life Skills



    The open format of this course provides an opportunity to address various selected topics in student life skills development. Students may only repeat SLS 1931, SLS 1932 and SLS 1933 for a total of six credit hours toward A.A. degree electives.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
  
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    SLS 1932 - Selected Topics in Student Life Skills



    The open format of this course provides an opportunity to address various selected topics in student life skills development. Students may only repeat SLS 1931, SLS 1932 and SLS 1933 for a total of six credit hours toward A.A. degree electives.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
  
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    SLS 1933 - Selected Topics in Student Life Skills



    The open format of this course provides an opportunity to address various selected topics in student life skills development. Students may only repeat SLS 1931, SLS 1932 and SLS 1933 for a total of six credit hours toward A.A. degree electives.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3

Surgical Technology Studies

  
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    STS 0005 - Central Supply Assistant



    This course is designed to prepare students for employment in the surgical arena. The content includes, but is not limited to, central services departmental organization and function; basic microbiology and chemistry related to central service activities; quality assurance; infection control and isolation techniques; principles of safety; principles, methods and controls of sterilization processes; cleaning, processing, packaging, distributing, storing, and inventory control of sterile goods, instruments, trays, and equipment; medical terminology; surgical instrumentation; basic computer skills, interpersonal and job seeking skills; fundamentals of communication; and procurement of supplies and equipment. Reinforcement of basic skills in English, mathematics and science appropriate for the job preparatory programs occurs through vocational classroom instruction and applied laboratory procedures or practice.
    Prerequisites
    HCP 0001

    Contact Hours: 30
    Workforce Credits: 1
  
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    STS 0810 - Surgical Technology I



    This course is the first of two sequential courses designed specifically for entry-level job training. It is a combination of classroom studies and classroom lab practice experiences in the perioperative arena (operating room, pre- and post anesthesia care and labor and delivery) which prepares students to assist members of the surgical team (surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and surgical technologists) with client care and related services. Particular attention is placed upon the skills involved in scrubbing and circulating a wide variety of surgical procedures, and in the preparation and maintenance of sterilized and unsterilized supplies.
    Prerequisites
    HCP 0001

    Contact Hours: 356
    Workforce Credits: 12
  
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    STS 0820 - Surgical Technology II



    This course is a continuation of some of the skills presented in Surgical Technology I. It is a combination of classroom studies, classroom lab practice and supervised clinical experiences in the perioperative arena (operating room, pre- and post anesthesia care and labor and delivery) which prepares students to assist members of the surgical team (surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and surgical technologists) with client care and related services. Particular attention is placed upon the skills involved in scrubbing and circulating a wide variety of surgical procedures, and in the preparation and maintenance of sterilized and unsterilized supplies. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are qualified to take a national certifying examination to become a certified surgical technologist (CST).
    Prerequisites
    STS 0810

    Contact Hours: 705
    Workforce Credits: 23.5

Tax

  
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    TAX 2000 - Individual Taxes



    This course, recommended for associate in science in accounting degree students, is a study of the Federal Revenue Code regulations and cases, which apply to the determination of income taxes for individuals. Topics to be considered will include the preparation of the U.S. Individual Income Tax Return Form 1040 and its supplemental forms.
    Prerequisites
    ACG 2021 is recommended

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3

Theatre

  
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    THE 2000 - Theatre Appreciation



    This introductory course consists of the study of dramatic art as presented upon the stage. The course includes theatre organization, stage techniques, fundamental dramaturgy and a survey of theatre architecture in Western civilization. The course includes reading and writing competencies.
    Prerequisites
    Satisfactory score on reading and writing placement tests

    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    THE 2100 - Introduction to Theatre History



    This course surveys theatre history and drama from the theatres origin in ancient Greece to the present.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    THE 2945 - Drama Practicum



    This course consists of the planning and execution of production functions, scene construction and painting, props, costuming, lighting and other full technical responsibilities.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours: 3 studio/rehearsal hours

Theatre Arts

  
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    TPP 2110 - Acting I



    This introductory course provides instruction and training in the basic concepts of acting, including methods, vocabulary, discipline and exploration of the creative process through exercises in observation, awareness and performance. The acting activities are intended as classroom assignments and do not require participation in other courses.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TPP 2111 - Acting II



    This course is a continuation of Acting I and provides opportunities for experimentation with scripted material, including scene study, analysis, audition and performance techniques. The acting activities are intended as classroom assignments and additional involvement in other productions.
    Prerequisites
    TPP 2110 or consent of the instructor based on exhibition of necessary level of vocal skills and physical awareness

    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TPP 2300 - Beginning Directing



    This course is intended to provide theatre students with the basic principles involved in directing for the stage, a foundation for artistic and conceptual analysis of a script, and the artistic exploration needed to bring that script to realization on the stage. Topics included are the elementary principles of directing, exercises in implementation of specific skills relevant to the exercise of that craft, text analysis and interpretation, goals and methods of collaboration, and interpretive/ creative projects in which research and experimentation is stressed.
    Prerequisites
    TPP 2110 or permission of the instructor

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TPP 2500 - Movement Techniques for Theatre I



    This course is intended to train theatre students in the basic techniques of fully utilizing physical expression for characterization. Students will be trained in specific exercises for physical awareness, strength, flexibility, and versatility. Students will be exposed to the various approaches of major movement theorists in the theatre today, and will explore those approaches through practical and creative application.
    Prerequisites
    TPP 2110 or permission of the instructor

    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TPP 2710 - Voice Techniques for Theatre I



    This course is intended to train theatre students in releasing techniques in order to free the natural speaking voice, and provide a basic understanding of articulation techniques for the stage. This course will also train students in specific exercises for breathing, releasing, flexibility in the voice, as well as in vocal strength and agility. It will train students to expand range in pitch, resonance, rate and volume and provide students with knowledge on the mechanics of vocal production and basic anatomy of the vocal system.
    Prerequisites
    TPP 2110 or consent of the instructor

    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3

Theatre Production and Administration

  
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    TPA 1060 - Scene Design



    This course is a detailed introduction to the principles and techniques used in scenic design. This course will include the discussion and practice in analyzing scripts, visualizing a design concept, drafting, painters elevations and rendering and developing design portfolio.
    Prerequisites
    Consent of professor. Recommended prerequisite: TPA 2208.

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TPA 1201 - Principles of Theatre Practices



    This class introduces students to the technical elements required to produce a theatrical production. The class strives to develop the technical skills and practical know-how to enable the student to work successfully backstage and to understand the technical glossary of terms that working professionals use on a daily basis. The course will introduce the student to the following technical areas: Basic audio/visual and multimedia applications of a production, backstage etiquette, scenic styles and scene change choreography, lighting, sound, properties and costume. The class will also introduce the student to the business applications of Entertainment Technology, including job opportunities, unions and entrepreneurship, This class will give the student the foundation to succeed in the Entertainment Technology Program and the advanced classes.


    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TPA 1210 - Stagecraft I



    This course is an introduction to the tools, terminology, activities materials and principles of stagecraft. Assigned practical work in a supervised production is required outside of class. Six contact hours: three lecture hours, three practical work hours on production (a minimum of 45 hours for the term).
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 3 practical work hours on production (minimum of 45 hours for the term)
  
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    TPA 1211 - Stagecraft II



    This course is a continuation of Stagecraft I, with an emphasis on more advanced construction techniques and problems. Students will serve in supervisory capacities on productions. Practical work outside of class is required on productions.
    Prerequisites
    TPA 1210

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 3 practical work hours on production (minimum of 45 hours for the term)
  
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    TPA 1220 - Introduction to Stage Lighting



    This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of lighting the stage, including a basic introduction to electricity, stage lighting instrumentation and control, color science and an introduction to lighting design to create theatrical mood and interpretation of a production. Work outside of class on productions is required; students will serve on lighting crews for hands-on application of the classroom material.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours; 2 practical work hours on productions (average 2 hours/week; 30 hours required per term)
  
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    TPA 1248 - Stage Make-up



    This course is an introduction and application of the principles of stage make-up.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TPA 1273 - Stage Properties



    This course is a study of the history, style and decoration of practical scenic and hand properties. It also includes an introduction to specialty tools and materials used in the construction or reproduction of stage properties, and practical experience in the acquisition and running of properties for production. Work outside of class is required on productions.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 1 practical work hour on production (minimum 15 hours for the term)
  
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    TPA 1290 - Technical Theatre Lab I



    This course is limited to theatre and entertainment technology associate in science degree-seeking students or those students with a demonstrated ability in the entertainment technology field, with permission of the instructor. The course includes practical experience in the machinations of the backstage operations of a theatre. The course will emphasize skills in working independently with a high level sense of responsibility for the work assigned. The concentration of this course will vary depending on the skills of students and the needs of the theatre, competency in working extended hours on a production is expected. The hours worked give credit for hours required for other entertainment technology courses.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 6 practical work hours in production (minimum of 90 hours for the term)
  
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    TPA 1291 - Technical Theatre Lab II



    This course is limited to theatre and entertainment technology associate in science degree-seeking students or those students with a demonstrated ability in the entertainment technology field, with permission of the instructor. The course includes practical experience in the machinations of the backstage operations of a theatre. The course will emphasize skills in working independently with a high level sense of responsibility for the work assigned. The concentration of this course will vary depending on the skills of students and the needs of the theatre, competency in working extended hours on a production is expected. The hours worked give credit for hours required for other entertainment technology courses.
    Prerequisites
    TPA 1290

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 6 practical work hours in production (minimum of 90 hours for the term)
  
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    TPA 1340 - Drafting for the Theatre



    This course gives students an introduction to the principals and techniques of Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) for the Performing Arts. Exercises will include basic and advanced skills to create standard working drawings for the entertainment industry. Emphasis will be placed on the drafting standards as outlined by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TPA 1340 - Drafting for the Theatre



    This course gives students an introduction to the principles and techniques of Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) for the Performing Arts. Exercises will include basic and advanced skills with emphasis on creating standard working 2D drawings for the entertainment industry with emphasis on the drafting standards as outlined by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TPA 1942 - Internship



    The first discipline related internship provides students with meaningful work experience in a chosen career field. The course is designed to allow students to learn on the job as part of their educational program of study.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 9 (average per week; 135 total per term; on the job during the term with additional work/reporting required off the job site)
  
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    TPA 2077 - Scene Painting



    This course is an introduction to the tools, materials, and techniques used to paint scenery for the theatre. Assigned practical work in supervised production activities outside of class is required, a minimum of 15 hours for the term.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 1 practical work hour on production
  
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    TPA 2212 - Sound for the Stage



    This course is an introduction to the application of the principles of theatre sound. Training will be placed on the use and maintenance of theatre sound equipment, recording and editing sound effects, and training in electronic sound reinforcement. The course requires work out-side the classroom applying the principles learned in the practical application of theatre sound for production.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 1 practical work hour on production (minimum 15 hours for the term)
  
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    TPA 2218 - Welding Techniques for Scenery Construction



    This is a studio course that introduces the basic equipment, materials and techniques required for the cutting and welding of metals used in scenery construction. This course is designed to familiarize students with the various welding processes used in theatrical welding and give the basic knowledge and skills to perform satisfactory welds using each process. The processes covered will include Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). Students will be required to weld lap, butt and filet joints in the flat and horizontal positions. Oxyacetylene and plasma cutting will also be covered. Safety and proper use of equipment will be emphasized in the instruction of each technique. The instruction will be individualized, and will consist of classroom instruction and laboratory assignments. Students will use information contained in the textbook, and instructions with demonstrations by the instructor to complete the assignments. Students must purchase the textbook and all personal equipment.
    Prerequisites
    TPA 1210

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TPA 2221 - Advanced Stage Lighting



    This course is a continuation of Introduction to Stage Lighting, with more emphasis on lighting design, and developing a lighting design portfolio. Work outside of class on productions is required. Qualified students will be given design assignments on productions.
    Prerequisites
    TPA 1220

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 4 lecture hours; 2 practical work hours on productions (minimum of 30 hours for the term)
  
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    TPA 2292 - Technical Theatre Lab III



    This course is limited to theatre and entertainment technology associate in science degree-seeking students or those students with a demonstrated ability in the entertainment technology field, with permission of the instructor. The course includes practical experience in the machinations of the backstage operations of a theatre. The course will emphasize skills in working independently with a high level sense of responsibility for the work assigned. The concentration of this course will vary depending on the skills of students and the needs of the theatre; competency in working extended hours on a production is expected. The hours worked give credit for hours required for other entertainment technology courses.
    Prerequisites
    TPA 1291

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 6 practical work hours in production (minimum of 90 hours for the term)
  
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    TPA 2293 - Technical Theatre Lab IV



    This course is limited to theatre and entertainment technology associate in science degree-seeking students or those students with a demonstrated ability in the entertainment technology field, with permission of the instructor. The course includes practical experience in the machinations of the backstage operations of a theatre. The course will emphasize skills in working independently with a high level sense of responsibility for the work assigned. The concentration of this course will vary depending on the skills of students and the needs of the theatre; competency in working extended hours on a production is expected. The hours worked give credit for hours required for other entertainment technology courses.
    Prerequisites
    TPA 2292

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 6 practical work hours in production (minimum of 90 hours for the term)
  
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    TPA 2341 - Drafting for the Theatre II



    This course is a continuation of TPA 1340 expanding into advanced principles and techniques of Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) for the Performing Arts. Exercises will be given in advanced 2D working drawings, and explore the creation of 3D solid models and rendering techniques using LDAssistant, an AutoCAD based program specifically tailored to Performing Arts applications.
    Prerequisites
    TPA 1340

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TPA 2600 - Stage Management



    This course is the study and application of the methods and techniques used by the stage manager, from pre-production to auditions and from the first rehearsal through closing night and strike.
    Prerequisites
    Previous courses in technical theatre

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TPA 2930 - Special Topics in Entertainment Technology



     

     

    This class shall serve as a capstone course for all students wishing to complete the A.S. degree in Theatre and Entertainment Technology. Students will produce work, both individually and in small groups, to demonstrate their competencies in all areas within the program. Individual projects will be designed for each student to showcase their strengths as well as to improve upon their weaknesses. These projects will be assessed by all members of the instructional program, fellow students, and invited industry professionals. Students will also be expected to produce a formal portfolio for presentation and review.


    Prerequisites
    TPA 1210, TPA 1201, TPA 1220. TPA 1290, TPA 1291, TPA 2292, TPA 1340 and TPA 2212.

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.,

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 1 lecture hour, 4 laboratory hours

Transportation

  
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    TRA 0011 - Transportation



    This course deals with the role of logistics in the economy and the organization. Topics explored are customer service, logistics information systems, inventory management, materials management, and supply chain management. The objective is to explore the full scope of the transportation plant and its services as a necessary preparation to efficient use of the transportation system.
    Contact Hours: 75
    Workforce Credits: 2.5
  
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    TRA 0081 - Commercial Vehicle Driving I



    This course introduces the student to the trucking industry. The students will receive an overview of the State of Florida Class A Commercial Drivers License rules, orientation in tractor-trailer operations, air brakes, and combination vehicles. Students will be prepared for mastery of the Commercial Drivers License written examinations to obtain their Florida Class-A CMV Drivers Permit. Students must undergo and pass a DOT Physical Examination, a background Motor Vehicle Report and 5-panel drug screen within one week prior to starting class.
    Contact Hours: 80
    Workforce Credits: 2.5
  
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    TRA 0082 - Commercial Vehicle Driving II



    This course is a continuation of TRA 0081. Instruction will include vehicle design, inspection and preventative maintenance, trip planning, speed and space management, ports of entry, DOT inspections, and adverse driving conditions. Students will be introduced to vehicle operation through the use of simulation and actual vehicle driving. Students must possess a valid Florida CDL Class A Learners Permit before entering this course.
    Prerequisites
    TRA 0081

    Contact Hours: 80
    Workforce Credits: 2.5
  
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    TRA 0083 - Commercial Vehicle Driving III



    This course focuses on fundamental driving skills. Students will learn basic vehicle control skills such as Straight Line Backing, Offset Backing, Parallel Parking and Alley dock exercises. Instruction will focus on driving standards necessary to pass the CDL driving skills test. Students will be introduced to proper shifting techniques. Students will perform pre-trip vehicle inspections in accordance with FDOT requirements. Students must possess a valid Florida CDL Class A Learners Permit before entering this course. Some classes will meet at night.
    Prerequisites
    TRA 0082

    Contact Hours: 80
    Workforce Credits: 2.5
  
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    TRA 0089 - Commercial Vehicle Driving IV



    This two-week long course focuses on advanced driving skills. Students will learn advanced vehicle control skills by means of Urban, Rural and Expressway driving on public roads. Instruction will focus on increased proficiency on all driving standards necessary to pass the CDL driving skills test. Students will be introduced to proper shifting techniques. Students will perform pre-trip vehicle inspections in accordance with FDOT requirements. Students must possess a valid Florida CDL Class A CMV Learners Permit and current DOT physical exam before entering this course. Some classes will meet at night.
    Prerequisites
    TRA 0082

    Contact Hours: 80
    Workforce Credits: 2.5
  
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    TRA 0097 - Warehouse Management



    This course covers warehousing functions, facility operations, financial analysis, and productivity improvement and measurement.
    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
  
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    TRA 0130 - Purchasing for Logistics Managers



    This course covers the study of purchasing skills as they relate within logistics. It will cover inventory control, purchase orders, the importance of documentation, plus purchasing procedures.
    Contact Hours: 75
    Workforce Credits: 2.5
  
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    TRA 0140 - Regulatory Compliance for Logistics Managers



    This course covers the communication skills needed in logistics. It addresses the physical risks associated with all aspects of logistics including, but not limited to, hazardous materials, accident prevention and lifting techniques. It also covers the impact that marketing, sales, advertising and customer relations skills have on logistics.
    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
  
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    TRA 0150 - Operations Management



    This course covers the skills necessary for a supervisory role in logistics. It includes roles and responsibilities, managing different types of logistics operations, and general managerial functions and skills.
    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
  
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    TRA 2010 - Transportation



    This course deals with the role of logistics in the economy and the organization. Topics explored are customer service, logistics information systems, inventory management, materials management, and supply chain management. The objective is to explore the full scope of the transportation plant and its services as a necessary preparation to efficient use of the transportation system.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TRA 2098 - Warehouse Management



    This course covers warehousing functions, facility operations, financial analysis, and productivity improvement and measurement.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TRA 2131 - Purchasing for Logistics Managers



    This course covers the study of purchasing skills as they relate within logistics. It will cover inventory control, purchase orders, the importance of documentation, plus purchasing procedures.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TRA 2141 - Regulatory Compliance for Logistics Managers



    This course covers the communications and math skills needed in logistics. It addresses the physical risks associated with all aspects of logistics including, but not limited to, hazardous materials, accident prevention, and lifting techniques. It also covers the impact that marketing, sales, advertising, and the customer relations skills have on logistics.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    TRA 2152 - Operations Management



    This course covers the skills necessary for a supervisory role in logistics. It includes roles and responsibilities, managing different types of logistics operations, and general managerial functions and skills.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3

Vocational Preparatory Institute

  
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    VPI 0100 - Basic Reading Skills



    This course is designed to provide vocational preparatory instruction. Students will be provided with an individualized program to upgrade their reading skills. The amount of hours spent by students in a particular area will depend on the scores achieved on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
  
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    VPI 0200 - Basic Mathematic Skills



    This course is designed to provide vocational preparatory instruction. Students will be provided with an individualized program to upgrade mathematical skills in arithmetic reasoning and fundamentals. The amount of hours spent by students in a particular area will depend on the scores achieved on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
  
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    VPI 0300 - Basic Language Skills



    This course is designed to provide vocational preparatory instruction. Students will be provided with an individualized program to upgrade their language skills. The amount of hours spent by students in a particular area will depend on the scores achieved on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
  
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    VPI 0400 - Workforce Readiness Skills



    This course will help prepare students for the workplace by exploring career interests, aptitudes and goals and by providing instruction in resume writing, interviewing and other work-related procedures.

Women’s Studies

  
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    WST 2010 - Introduction to Women’s Studies



    This interdisciplinary course will examine the political, social, literary and economic issues of American women in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics to be addressed include women and sexuality, women in politics, women in the work place and women in the arts.
    Prerequisites
    ENC 1101

    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3

Zoology

  
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    ZOO 1010C - General Zoology



    Students will benefit by taking Life in Its Biological Environment, Principles of Biology I or high school biology prior to enrolling in this course. This is a survey of the animal kingdom with emphasis on taxonomy, life cycles, evolution, organ systems and phylogenetic relationships. A representative of each of the major groups will be discussed and investigated.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
 

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