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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 
  
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Aviation Maintenance Technology

  
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    AMT 1753 - Aviation Maintenance Technology General III



    This course is designed to introduce basic electricity and DC electrical circuits; aircraft battery service and inspection; AC electrical circuits and solid-state circuits.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 4 lecture hours; 4 laboratory hours
  
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    AMT 1754 - Aviation Maintenance Technology General IV



    This course is designed to introduce structural materials and processes, non-destructive inspection, aircraft cleaning and corrosion control, weight and balance, and aircraft ground operations and servicing.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 4 lecture hours; 4 laboratory hours
  
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    AMT 1761 - Aviation Maintenance Technology Airframe I



    This course is designed to introduce skills and the necessary knowledge and understanding of aircraft structural assembly and rigging, aircraft non-metallics, and aircraft electrical systems.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Contact Hours: 8 lecture hours; 8 laboratory hours
  
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    AMT 1762 - Aviation Maintenance Technology Airframe II



    This course is designed to introduce skills and the necessary knowledge and understanding of aircraft finishes and fabric covering, assembly and repair of sheet metal structures, and introduction to aircraft welding techniques.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Contact Hours: 8 lecture hours; 8 laboratory hours
  
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    AMT 1763 - Aviation Maintenance Technology Airframe III



    This course is designed to introduce skills and the necessary knowledge and understanding of aircraft hydraulics and pneumatics, landing gear systems, and aircraft atmospheric and climate control systems
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Contact Hours: 8 lecture hours; 8 laboratory hours
  
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    AMT 1764 - Aviation Maintenance Technology Airframe IV



    This course is designed to introduce skills and the necessary knowledge and understanding of aircraft air frame fuel, ice and rain control and fire detection, protection and extinguishing systems; instrument, position and warning, pitot static, communications and navigation systems; and aircraft inspections.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Contact Hours: 8 lecture hours; 8 laboratory hours
  
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    AMT 1771 - Aviation Maintenance Technology Powerplant I



    This course is designed to introduce skills and the necessary knowledge and understanding of aircraft reciprocating engine fundamentals, reciprocating engine ignition systems, reciprocating engine fuel, fuel metering and induction systems, reciprocating engine exhaust, cooling and lubrication; and propellers and propeller governing systems.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Contact Hours: 8 lecture hours; 8 laboratory hours
  
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    AMT 1772 - Aviation Maintenance Technology Powerplant II



    This course is designed to introduce skills and the necessary knowledge and understanding of aircraft reciprocating engine overhaul; reciprocating engine removal, installation and operation; and reciprocating engine inspection, troubleshooting and maintenance.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Contact Hours: 8 lecture hours; 8 laboratory hours
  
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    AMT 1773 - Aviation Maintenance Technology Powerplant III



    This course is designed to introduce skills and the necessary knowledge and understanding of aircraft turbine engine fundamentals; engine fire protection and engine instrument systems; and powerplant electrical systems.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Contact Hours: 8 lecture hours; 8 laboratory hours
  
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    AMT 1774 - Aviation Maintenance Technology Powerplant IV



    This course is designed to introduce skills and the necessary knowledge and understanding of aircraft turbine engine overhaul; turbine engine removal, installation and operation; turbine engine inspection, troubleshooting and maintenance.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Contact Hours: 8 lecture hours; 8 laboratory hours

Aviation Management

  
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    AVM 1010 - Aviation Management



    This course is a study of the administrative problems of aviation. Financing, personnel recruitment and training, industrial relations, scheduling, governmental regulations, equipment, and other problems peculiar to air carriers and flight are some of the topics covered in this course. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to describe the rewards and problems associated with operating an aviation related business.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    AVM 1440 - Aviation and Airport Security



    This course is an introduction and analysis of the regulations and laws governing airport and airline security, including an in-depth look at Transportation Security Regulations (formally Federal Aviation Regulations (FARS) 107, 108, 121, 129 and 191). Topics of discussion include; a historical perspective and events that have led to the evolution of aviation security, preventive measures, and current trends in security. An introduction to terrorist activities, motives, weapons of mass destruction, and counter- measures at threats to aviation.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    AVM 1942 - Aviation 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: Average 9 per week (total 135 for term)
  
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    AVM 2120 - Air Cargo Operations



    The course develops a comprehensive grasp of the characteristics and evolution of air cargo, its impact on United States industry, inherent problems and future development.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    AVM 2410 - Principles of Airport Management



    Provides a comprehensive examination of the major functions of airport management and the concepts underlying airport planning and construction. The controlling factors in the development of an airport such as size and forecasting volumes, design considerations including runways configurations, site, location requirements, master planning and zoning laws will be examined. The socio-economic effect of airports on the communities they serve will be explored.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    AVM 2941 - Aviation Operations Internship



    This discipline related internship provides students with meaningful work experience in a chosen career field. The student will be exposed to business competencies such as finance, training, business, legal and public relations aspects of Airport Management and/or Aviation Business Management. The course is designed to allow students to learn on the job as part of their educational program of study.
    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: Average 9 per week (total of 135 for term)

Aviation Technology Flight

  
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    ATF 1104 - Primary Flight



    This introductory level course is the first course in the students flight training. It introduces the student to the airplane, preflight and ground operations of the airplane, basic airmanship including primary flight maneuvers, normal and maximum aircraft performance, takeoff and landing techniques, and emergency procedures. The student will also learn about human factors in flight, radio communications techniques, operating procedures in different airspaces, various methods of navigation, flight away from the airport environment (cross country flight), and other factors of concern to the aviator. Training will include both day and night flights. The course requirements are met when the FAA issues the student his or her Private Pilot Certificate with Airplane Single-Engine Land Rating. Florida Community College at Jacksonville provides the flight instruction through a college contracted flight school.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
    (CBE)
  
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    ATF 2200 - Instrument Flight



    This course consists of mastering normal and emergency instrument flight techniques, operations under instrument flight rules (IFR), proper radio communications, and radio navigation and charts including standard Departure Procedures (DPs), enroute (L-charts), Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs), and Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs). The course requirements are met when the FAA adds the Instrument-Airplane rating to the students pilot certificate. Florida Community College at Jacksonville provides the flight instruction through a college contracted flight school.
    Prerequisites
    ATF 1104

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 4 laboratory hours
    (CBE)
  
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    ATF 2230 - Commercial Flight



    The course consists of mastering advanced flight maneuvers flown to commercial pilot standards, advanced aircraft performance, radio communications, cross country flight, night flight, advanced takeoff and landing techniques, human factors, Federal Aviation Regulations, emergency procedures, etc. The course requirements are met when the FAA issues the student his or her Commercial Pilots Certificate with Airplane Single-Engine Land Rating. Florida Community College at Jacksonville provides the flight instruction through a college contracted flight school. (CBE)
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 5
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 4 laboratory hours
  
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    ATF 2400 - Multi-engine Flight



    The course consists of flight and ground instruction necessary to achieve the FAA Multi-Engine rating. In order to receive credit for this course, the student must have earned the multi-engine rating.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours
    (CBE)
  
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    ATF 2500 - Certified Flight Instructor



    This course provides the flight and ground instruction to be certified as a flight instructor. This course consists of the ground and flight instruction necessary to achieve the FAA Certified Flight Instructor rating. In order to receive credit for the course, the student must have earned the Certified Flight Instructor rating.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours

Aviation Technology Theory

  
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    ATT 1100 - Private Pilot Ground School



    This introductory level course provides the classroom instruction in preparation for initial flight training, and the FAA Private Pilot-Airplane Computer- Based Knowledge Test. Topics include the science of flight, airplane systems and instruments, weight and balance, aircraft performance, meteorology, physiology of flight, basic navigation techniques, radio navigation, the Air Traffic Control system, radio communications, the Aeronautical Information Manual, and the Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA Private Pilot-Airplane Computer-Based Knowledge Test will be offered as an option immediately following the course.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    (CBE)
  
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    ATT 1110 - Commercial Pilot Ground School



    This course prepares students for Commercial Pilot training and the FAA Commercial Pilot-Airplane Computer-Based Knowledge Test. This course provides insight into advanced aircraft system such as turbo-charging, high performance engines, retractable landing gear and environmental systems. Weight and balance of larger aircraft, advanced performance charts, and maximizing aircraft performance will also be discussed, as will regulations of interest to the Commercial Pilot. The FAA Commercial Pilot-Airplane Computer-Based Knowledge Test will be offered as an option immediately following the course.
    Prerequisites
    ATT 1100

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    (CBE)
  
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    ATT 1120 - Instrument Rating Ground School



    This course prepares the student for instrument flight training and the FAA Instrument-Airplane Computer-Based Knowledge Test. Topics include aircraft flight instruments, flight by instrument reference, flight physiology, IFR aircraft operations and procedures, aircraft performance, the Air Traffic Control system, radar use and terminology, radio navigation and charts including standard departure procedures (DPs), enroute (L-charts), standard terminal arrival routes (STARs), and instrument approach procedures (IAPs), IFR flight planning, IFR regulations, aviation weather, aviation weather charts, and acquisition of aviation weather. The FAA Instrument-Airplane Computer-Based Knowledge Test will be offered as an option immediately following the course.
    Prerequisites
    ATT 1100

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    (CBE)
  
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    ATT 1810 - Environment of the Air Traffic Controller



    This course is designed for both students of aviation or students interested in pursuing a career as an Air Traffic Controller. This course provides a better understanding of the Air Traffic Controllers mission and working environment. This course presents a candid view of the Air Traffic Controllers language, tools and profession.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    (CBE)
  
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    ATT 2131 - Certified Flight Instructor Ground School



    This course introduces the student to fundamentals of flight instruction. It includes information on the learning process, effective teaching methods, critique and evaluation, lesson plans, and psychological behavior. The course prepares the student for the FAA Fundamentals of Instructing written test and the Flight Instructor Airplane written examination.
    Prerequisites
    ATT 1100, ATT 1110 and ATT 1120

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    ATT 2820 - Introduction to Air Traffic Control



    This course continues a deeper introduction to the Air Traffic Control environment established in ATT 1810. Course topics include ATC terms, ATC publications, ATC Procedures, Federal Aviation Regulations, aerodynamics, aircraft types and characteristics, navigation charts, pilot’s environment, flight assistance and emergencies, special operations, wake turbulence, and communications. Emphasis will be placed on the application of ATC procedures and standards as they apply to airspace, regulations, IFR/VFR separation standards, emergencies, communications, clearances, stripmarking, and specific Control Tower and Radar Facility procedures.
    Prerequisites
    ATT 1810

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    ATT 2821 - Air Traffic Control Radar w/Lab



    This course provides students with fundamental knowledge of radar separation requirements, procedures, and knowledge of terminal radar operations. Student evaluations are based on demonstrated application of acquired controller skills utilizing ATC simulation. Exercises progress in difficulty. To complete this course, students must successfully complete an intermediate radar simulation exercise without assistance. Emphasis will be placed on the application of ATC procedures and standards as they apply to airspace, regulations, IFR/VFR separation standards, emergencies, communications, clearances, stripmarking, and teamwork.
    Prerequisites
    ATT 1810, ATT 2820, ATT 2822 and ATT 2823

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    ATT 2822 - Air Traffic Control Tower Operations w/Lab



    This course provides students with fundamental knowledge of control tower operations, structure, and procedures. Tower concepts and theories, positions, standard terminology, and airspace orientation are included. Student evaluations are based on demonstrated application of acquired controller skills utilizing ATC simulation. Exercises progress in difficulty. Students must demonstrate their basic knowledge of control tower functions and operations through written examinations and performance evaluations. Emphasis will be placed on the application of ATC procedures and standards as they apply to control tower positions. Standard and enhanced equipment located in a tower, basic separation requirements, airspace, regulations, IFR/VFR separation standards, emergencies, communications, clearances, stripmarking, and teamwork.
    Prerequisites
    ATT 1810 and ATT 2820

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    ATT 2823 - Air Traffic Control Nonradar w/Lab



    This course provides students with fundamental knowledge of non-radar procedures and standards, with a focus on enroute and terminal non-radar concepts and theories, terminology, separation procedures and techniques, and unusual situations. Student evaluations are based on demonstrated application of non-radar concepts, non-radar enroute and terminal separation techniques, and unusual situations. Exercises progress in difficulty. Students must demonstrate their basic non-radar knowledge by successfully performing a non-radar exercise without assistance. Topics include recording clearances and control information, radio and interphone communication, vertical separation, longitudinal separation, lateral separation, general control and board management, IFR clearances and route assignments, IFR flight direction, altitude assignment, lost communication procedures, and initiating emergency procedures.
    Prerequisites
    ATT 1810, ATT 2820 and ATT 2822

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3

Avionics

  
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    AVS 0090 - Avionics Fundamentals



    This course provides an introduction to the installation and repair of Avionics systems and components. Students will learn to terminate wires and fabricate simple harness assemblies. Lab projects will include assembly of an intercom harness and a VHF communication radio harness. Students will study mathematics and physics in relation to avionics design and operation. FAA and FCC regulations will be discussed. Students will prepare for Element 1 of the FCC GROL exam.
    Prerequisites
    FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate or previous electronics experience or training

    Contact Hours: 180
    Workforce Credits: 6
  
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    AVS 0091 - Avionics Installation and Troubleshooting



    This course is designed as a study of the installation processes of modern avionics systems, such as VHF communications, VHF navigation, ADF, radar, autopilots and others. Students will receive hands-on experience in the installation of avionics systems, fabrication of electrical harnesses, and testing of systems after installation. Students will begin preparation for Element 3 of the FCC General Radiotelephone Operator’s License examination.
    Prerequisites
    AVS 0090 (or corequisite)

    Contact Hours: 180
    Workforce Credits: 6
  
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    AVS 0092 - Avionics Communications Systems



    In this course, students will continue their study of the installation and repair processes of modern avionics systems, such as VHF communications, VHF navigation, ADF, radar, autopilots and others. Lab projects will include installation of a Global Positioning System (GPS) and Indicator. Students will be prepared for successful completion of Element 3 of the FCC General Radiotelephone Operator’s License examination.
    Prerequisites
    AVS 0091

    Contact Hours: 180
    Workforce Credits: 6
  
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    AVS 0093 - Avionics Navigation/Support Systems



    This course continues the study of the installation and repair processes of modern avionics systems, such as VHF communications, VHF navigation, ADF, radar, autopilots and others. Lab projects include installation of transponders, encoders, and Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT). Students will be prepared for successful completion of Element 8 of the FCC General Radiotelephone Operator’s License examination.
    Prerequisites
    AVS 0092 (or corequisite)

    Contact Hours: 180
    Workforce Credits: 6

Biological Sciences

  
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    BSC 1005 - Life in Its Biological Environment



    This course is an introduction to biological structure, function processes, principles and concepts. This course fulfills the General Education Requirement.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    (CBE)
  
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    BSC 1005L - Biology Laboratory



    This course provides students hands-on experience using concepts of biological science that are covered in the lecture course BSC 1005.
    Prerequisites
    BSC 1005 (or corequisite)

    Corequisites
    BSC 1005 (or prerequisite)

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

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours: 2 laboratory hours
    (CBE)
  
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    BSC 1404C - Introduction to Biotechnology Methods



    This course will build upon the concepts taught in Introduction to Biotechnology and teaches basic concepts and techniques necessary to work effectively in a biotechnology laboratory. The nature of science, lab work and the role of the biotechnician will be discussed. Basic skills learned will include: following procedures and keeping records; laboratory safety procedures for biological, chemical, and radiological hazards; laboratory mathematics and measuring; preparing solutions; and basic techniques used for the separation of biomolecules. Students will develop confidence in their ability to work safely with proficiency in the use of basic biotech lab instruments.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 4 lecture/laboratory hours
  
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    BSC 1421 - Introduction to Biotechnology



    This course provides an introduction to the foundations of biotechnology, including current DNA and RNA technologies, as well as its historical background, the cell, and genetic disorders. Scientific method, lab safety, and an emphasis for current applications in medicine, agriculture, forensics, and the environment are also covered.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
  
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    BSC 1943 - 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: 3
    Contact Hours: 180 (on the job during the term with additional work/reporting required off the job site)
  
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    BSC 2010C - Principles of Biology I



    This course, an introduction to the principles of biology, includes studies of cellular organization, genetics and evolution. This course fulfills the General Education Requirements and the laboratory requirement needed by many students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours
    (CBE)
  
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    BSC 2011C - Principles of Biology II



    This course is a continuation of Principles of Biology I and recommended for science students transferring to four-year institutions. The course material emphasizes survey of the kingdoms, evolution and selected ecological topics and includes a required laboratory experience to reinforce subject matter.
    Prerequisites
    BSC 2010C

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours
  
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    BSC 2020C - Human Biology



    This course is an introduction to the science of biology with emphasis on cells and tissues, body organization, homeostasis, body systems, regulation and integration of body parts, reproduction, development and heredity, disease and disorder.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours
  
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    BSC 2050 - Biology of Environmental Systems



    This course is an introduction the principles of ecology, with discussion of major ecosystems and selected environmental issues.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    (CBE)
  
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    BSC 2085C - Human Anatomy and Physiology I



    This course includes basic anatomical and directional terminology; fundamental concepts and principles of cell biology; histology; the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems; special senses; and the endocrine system. Within Anatomy and Physiology I, these topics may or may not be covered in the sequence listed. All BSC 2085C students are required to take the standardized comprehensive final exam. The exam will count exactly 10% of each student’s final course grade.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours
  
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    BSC 2086C - Human Anatomy and Physiology II



    This course is a continuation of Human Anatomy and Physiology I and includes: the cardiovascular system; the lymphatic system and immunity; the respiratory system; the digestive system and metabolism; the urinary system; fluid/electrolyte and acid/base balance; and the reproductive systems. Within Anatomy and Physiology II, these topics may or may not be covered in the sequence listed.  The laboratory component of this course provides students with direct hands-on experiences to reinforce the anatomical and physiological concepts presented in lecture and encourage critical thinking, the understanding of scientific methodology and the application of scientific principles.
    Prerequisites
    BSC 2085C with a grade of “C” or better

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

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours
  
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    BSC 2419C - Protein Biotechnology and Cell Culture



    This course introduces students to protein biotechnology and methods of protein purification and analyses.
    Prerequisites
    BSC 1404C

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours
  
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    BSC 2420C - Biotechnology Methods I



    This course introduces students to modern concepts of molecular biology, with a laboratory focus on basic methods for preparing and analyzing nucleic acids.
    Prerequisites
    BSC 1404C,  MCB 2010C and BSC 2010C

    Corequisites
    MCB 2010C and BSC 2010C

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours
  
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    BSC 2427C - Biotechnology Methods II



    This course continues the study of modern molecular biology with a laboratory focus on advanced methods of manipulating and analyzing nucleic acids.
    Prerequisites
    BSC 2420C

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours
  
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    BSC 2435 - Introduction to Bioinformatics



    This course presents students with the fundamental knowledge and skills of bioinformatics. Specific topics to be covered include: data file formats, accessing public databases for retrieval and submission, analysis using common tools, and scripting.
    Prerequisites
    BSC 1404C

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    BSC 2930C - Biotechnology Testing Methods I



    This course introduces students to the role analytical testing plays in standards verification. Students are introduced to strategies for concentrating and analyzing DNA and RNA, understanding sample matrix influences, chromatography theory, liquid chromatography, and regulatory oversight systems such as found at the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
    Prerequisites
    BSC 1404C

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours
  
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    BSC 2931 - Selected Topics in Biological Sciences



    The open format of this course provides an opportunity to address various selected topics related to the biological sciences.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours: 1 (this course may be repeated for credit)
  
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    BSC 2932 - Selected Topics in Biological Sciences



    The open format of this course provides an opportunity to address various selected topics related to the biological sciences.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 2 (this course may be repeated for credit)
  
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    BSC 2933 - Selected Topics in Biological Sciences



    The open format of this course provides an opportunity to address various selected topics related to the biological sciences. This course may be repeated for credit.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    BSC 2934C - Biotechnology Testing Methods II



    This course continues student preparation in analytical systems with concepts in light and electrical signal digitization, data integration and manipulation versus data archiving, macromolecule extraction and purification, strategies for concentrating and analyzing small molecules, advanced spectroscopy, gas chromatography, and use of immunochemical technology.
    Prerequisites
    BSC 2930C

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours

Botany

  
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    BOT 1010C - Botany



    An evolutionary survey of the plant kingdom, this course emphasizes the principles, which are applicable to all forms of plant life.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

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

Building Construction

  
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    BCN 1210 - Construction Materials



    Building Construction Materials is a study of materials and supplies used in construction. Identification, uses, manufacture and structure of wood, cement, masonry and metal materials are discussed. The course focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of materials as they relate to durability, permeability, aesthetic qualities, internal stresses, heat and sound energy transfer, combustibility, fire ratings, and other physical characteristics.
    Prerequisites
    BCN 1210L (or corequisite)

    Corequisites
    BCN 1210L (or prerequisite)

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    BCN 1210L - Construction Materials Lab



    A laboratory course designed to provide experience in the properties of various building materials such as aggregates, concrete, wood and masonry materials.
    Prerequisites
    BCN 1210

    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours: 1 laboratory hour
  
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    BCN 1251 - Construction Drawing



    This course provides a basic knowledge on how to create and read building construction and architectural drawings. Topics include hand sketching, scaling of drawings, basic construction abbreviations and the extraction of information from construction drawings.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    BCN 1943 - 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: 3
    Contact Hours: 195 (on the job during the term with additional work/reporting required off the job site)
  
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    BCN 2226 - Soils and Foundations



    This course covers the criteria used in the selection, design and construction of the elements of a structure that transfers its total load to the underlying formations. Theoretical aspects considered and treated are analysis of subsoil conditions, bearing capacity and settlement analysis, character of natural soil deposits, earth pressure and retaining wall theory, and stability of slopes and subgrades. This course also covers the basic types of prevalent foundations, their design and behavior characteristics.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3 lecture hours; 1 laboratory hour
  
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    BCN 2280 - Surveying: Construction Layout



    The course is a study of the fundamentals of surveying with emphasis on distance measurement, leveling, angles, bearings, traverses, topographic data collection, and construction layout. The course includes related field work, computations, and drawing.
    Prerequisites
    MAC 1114

    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours
  
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    BCN 2405 - Introduction to Structures



    An introductory course in the evaluation of structural behavior as it relates to buildings, the properties of structural materials, and the structural behavior of load resisting members.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    BCN 2563 - Electrical Systems



    This course covers principles and current practices in the application of electrical materials and systems, communications, vertical transportation, and architectural acoustics.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
  
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    BCN 2614 - Planning and Estimating



    This course consists of a study of fundamental planning and a step-by-step method for preparing a quantity survey. The subjects covered in the course include job requirements, costs of construction operations and critical path method (CPM) of scheduling and preparing estimates in accordance with the C.S.I. format.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours
  
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    BCN 2721 - Construction Scheduling



    The application of the critical path method and program evaluation review technique to construction planning, scheduled vs. actual job expenditures, cost forecasting, development of unit prices from field data.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    BCN 2732 - OSHA Safety



    This course imparts the knowledge essential to safe practices in industry. Included in the course are an examination of current industrial safety management methods and the major provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A., A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    BCN 2760 - Construction Design and Codes



    Exploration of building design and construction that conform to federal, state, county, and municipal codes, as well as the authority and responsibility bested in the several agencies. Research of the standard building codes required.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    BCN 2781 - Construction Computing



    This course covers the study of application computer programs employed in the construction industry. Areas of study include the Internet, construction scheduling, construction cost estimating and construction drawing.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
  
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    BCN 2793 - Managing Building Construction



    This course covers techniques for controlling and coordinating building construction projects and construction companies.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 3

Building Construction Trades

  
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    BCT 1040 - Blueprint Reading



    This course teaches the fundamentals of blueprint reading and sketching common to all the construction trades. The course covers plans, elevations, shapes, details, and views in sections.
    Degrees Offered
    A.S., A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
  
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    BCT 1101 - Tools and Pre-Construction Skills



    Topics include the safe use of all hand and power tools, construction of saw horses, saw vises and tool box. The course also includes the uses of the framing square and a review of working drawings.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1102 - Wood Products, Substitutes, Lumber and Building Materials



    Topics include wood, wood substitutes, different kinds of construction lumber, its growth and how wood finally becomes lumber. This course also includes building adhesives, their types and their applications.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1120 - Leveling Instruments, Site Preparation and Layout



    Topics include the importance of accurate work in laying out buildings with the use of different leveling instruments and the many aspects of site preparation and layout of buildings and houses.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1130 - Roof Framing I



    Topics include basic styles of roofs and construction, and framing of a gable, hip and combination roof.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1131 - Roof Framing II and Timber Construction



    This course is a continuation of Roof Framing I. Topics include layout and construction of a combination roof.
    Prerequisites
    BCT 1130

    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1140 - Foundation Formwork, Wall and Floor Framing



    Topics include procedures necessary to make buildings and houses strong. The course also includes framing and bracing of floors and walls.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1170 - Interior Trim



    Topics include the fundamentals of wall covering, door hanging, windows, stairs and cabinets.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1171 - Exterior Trim and Hardware Finishes



    Topics include the different types of exterior finishing material and their application. The course also includes the different finish and rough hardware methods of installation, intended uses and appearances.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1608 - AC Theory



    Topics include test equipment, Ohms Law, principles of induction, principles of capacitance and the principles of magnetism/electromagnetism.
    Prerequisites
    BCT 1609

    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1609 - DC Theory



    Topics include concepts of work and energy, electrical terminology, Ohms Law and DC circuitry.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1610 - NEC Review



    This course is designed to give students the necessary skills to understand and use the National Electric Code (NEC) in preparation for the journeyman and master license examination as well as basic understanding for electrical helpers to stay abreast with changes in the code from edition to edition.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1631 - Residential Wiring I



    This course, in conjunction with Electricity I and II is designed to give students the necessary skills in residential wiring to establish the foundation for becoming an electrical helper. Topics include, but are not limited to the following: 1) proper use of both hand and power tools, 2) blueprint reading, 3) materials identification, 4) basic residential circuits, 5) terminology, 6) wiring techniques, and 7) the National Electric Code (NEC) requirements.
    Prerequisites
    BCT 1609

    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1632 - Residential Wiring II



    This course is designed to give students the necessary skills to perform residential installations. This course is a continuation of Residential Wiring I in that the wiring techniques learned in the lab are incorporated in the actual wiring of a building.
    Prerequisites
    BCT 1609

    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1636 - Commercial Wiring I



    This course is designed to give students the necessary skills to function in the commercial electrical installation environment. Topics include, but are not limited to the following: 1) commercial circuit requirements, 2) NEC requirements, 3) conduit bending experience, 4) conduit installations, 5) commercial lighting systems, and 6) site plans and interpretation.
    Prerequisites
    BCT 1609

    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1637 - Commercial Wiring II



    This course is designed to give students the necessary skills to perform commercial installations. This course is a continuation of Commercial Wiring I in that wiring techniques learned in the lab are incorporated in the actual wiring of a building.
    Prerequisites
    BCT 1609

    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1881 - Electrical Maintenance



    This course is designed to give students the necessary skills to perform electrical maintenance on various types of residential and commercial installations. Topics include, but are not limited to the following: 1) general power distribution systems for both residential and commercial installations, 2) HVAC requirements, 3) general single-phase motor maintenance, 4) commercial lighting maintenance, and 5) low voltage control systems.
    Prerequisites
    BCT 1609

    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours
  
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    BCT 1940 - Carpentry Co-op Work Experience I



    This is a third semester course for Carpentry Co-op Work Experience. It introduces the on-the-job work experience and hands-on training in basic carpentry skills.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours: 30 (max per week)
  
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    BCT 1941 - Carpentry Co-op Work Experience II



    This is the fourth semester course for Carpentry Co-op Work Experience. It introduces the on-the-job work experience and hands-on training in basic carpentry skills.
    Degrees Offered
    A.A.S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours: 30 (max per week)

Building Construction: Vocational

  
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    BCV 0020 - Tools and Pre-Construction Skills



    This course is designed to teach entry-level job skills in carpentry. Topics include the safe use of all hand and power tools, construction of saw horses, saw vises and tool box. The course also includes the uses of the framing square and a review of working drawings.
    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
  
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    BCV 0103 - Wood Products, Substitutes, Lumber and Building Materials



    This course is designed to teach entry-level job skills in carpentry. Topics include wood, wood substitutes, different kinds of construction lumber, their growth and how wood finally becomes lumber. This course also includes building adhesives, their types and their applications.
    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
  
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    BCV 0110 - Leveling Instruments, Site Preparation and Layout



    This course is designed to teach entry-level job skills in carpentry. Topics include the importance of accurate work in laying out buildings with the use of different leveling instruments and the many aspects of site preparation and layout of buildings and houses.
    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
  
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    BCV 0139 - Foundation Formwork/Wall and Floor Framing



    This course is designed to teach entry-level job skills. Topics include procedures necessary to make buildings and houses strong. The course also includes framing and bracing of floors and walls.
    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
  
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    BCV 0140 - Roof Framing I



    This course is designed to teach entry-level job skills in carpentry. Topics include basic styles of roofs and construction and framing of a gable, hip and combination roof.
    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
  
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    BCV 0141 - Roof Framing II and Timber Construction



    This entry-level job course is a continuation of BCV 0140. Topics include layout and construction of a combination roof.
    Prerequisites
    BCV 0140

    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
  
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    BCV 0170 - Interior Trim



    This course is designed to teach entry-level job skills in carpentry. Topics include the fundamentals of wall coverings, door hangings, windows, stairs and cabinets.
    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
  
  •  

    BCV 0173 - Exterior Trim and Hardware Finishes



    This course is designed to teach entry-level job skills in carpentry. Topics include the different types of exterior finishing materials and their application. The course also includes the different finish and rough hardware methods of installation, intended uses and appearances.
    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
  
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    BCV 0600 - DC Theory



    This course is designed to teach entry-level job skills. Topics include concepts of work and energy, electrical terminology, Ohms Law and DC circuitry.
    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
  
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    BCV 0601 - AC Theory



    This course is designed to teach entry-level job skills. Topics include test equipment, Ohms Law principles of induction, principles of capacitance, and the principles of magnetism/ electromagnetism.
    Prerequisites
    BCV 0600

    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
  
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    BCV 0609 - Introduction to DC Theory



    This course is designed to teach entry-level job skills. Topics include concepts of work and energy, electrical terminology, Ohms Law, and D.C. circuitry.
    Contact Hours: 120
    Workforce Credits: 4
  
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    BCV 0610 - NEC Review



    This course is designed to give students the necessary skills to understand and use the National Electric Code (NEC) in preparation for the journeyman and master license examination as well as basic understanding for electrical helpers to stay abreast with changes in the code from edition to edition.
    Contact Hours: 150
    Workforce Credits: 5
 

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