Nov 23, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Understanding Course Requirements

Guilford Technical Community College is committed to student success. The college offers courses for students who need additional academic preparation. GTCC requires that students are proficient in reading, writing, and math or a combination of these basic skills before they can enroll in most college courses.


The following is an alpha-numeric listing of course descriptions for all curriculum programs. A three-letter course prefix identifies the program area in which a course is offered. The three or four digit course number identifies a specific course within a program. The course title introduces the subject matter of a course. The group of numbers to the right of a course title gives, in order of information, the lecture hours per week, laboratory and/or shop hours per week, clinic and/or cooperative work hours per week, and the last digit gives the semester credit hours awarded for successful completion of the course.

 

Cosmetology

  
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    COS 224 Trichology and Chemistry

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course is a study of hair and the interaction of applied chemicals. Emphasis is placed on pH actions and the reactions and effects of chemical ingredients. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of chemical terminology, pH testing, and chemical reactions on hair.
  
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    COS 240 Contemporary Design

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course covers methods and techniques for contemporary designs. Emphasis is placed on contemporary designs and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply techniques associated with contemporary design. Pre-requisite(s): COS 111  and COS 112.  
  
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    COS 250 Computerized Salon Operations

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 1
    This course introduces computer and salon software. Emphasis is placed on various computer and salon software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize computer skills and software applications in the salon setting.

Computer Science

  
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    CSC 120 Computing Fundamentals I

    Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 4
    This course provides the essential foundation for the discipline of computing and a program of study in computer science, including the role of the professional. Topics include algorithm design, data abstraction, searching and sorting algorithms, and procedural programming techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, develop algorithms, specify data types, perform sorts and searches, and use an operating system. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite(s): DMA 010,  DMA 020,  DMA 030,  DMA 040,  DMA 050 , or MAT 121,  or MAT 171.  
  
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    CSC 134 C++ Programming

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces computer programming using the C++ programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test and debug at a beginning level. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite(s): CIS 115.  
  
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    CSC 139 Visual Basic Programming

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces computer programming using the Visual BASIC programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test and debug at a beginning level. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite(s): CIS 115  or ELN 232.  
  
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    CSC 143 Object-Oriented Programming

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces the concepts of object-oriented programming. Emphasis is placed on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be able to design, test, debug, and implement objects at the application level using the appropriate environment.
  
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    CSC 151 JAVA Programming

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces computer programming using the JAVA programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, debug JAVA language programs. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite(s): CIS 115.  
  
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    CSC 153 C# Programming

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces computer programming using the C# programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, debug, and implement objects using the appropriate environment at the beginning level. Pre-requisite(s): CIS 115.  
  
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    CSC 234 Advanced C++ Programming

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course is a continuation of CSC 134  using the C++ programming language with standard programming principles. Emphasis is placed on advanced arrays/tables, file management/processing techniques, data structures, sub-programs, interactive processing, sort/merge routines, and libraries. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, debug and document programming solutions. Pre-requisite(s): CSC 134.  
  
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    CSC 239 Advanced Visual BASIC Prog

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course is a continuation of CSC 139  using the Visual BASIC programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, debug, and implement objects using the appropriate environment. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Pre-requisite(s): CSC 139.  
  
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    CSC 249 Data Structure & Algorithms

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces the data structures and algorithms frequently used in programming applications. Topics include lists, stacks, queues, dequeues, heaps, sorting, searching, mathematical operations, recursion, encryption, random numbers, algorithm testing, and standards. Upon completion, students should be able to design data structures and implement algorithms to solve various problems.
  
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    CSC 251 Advanced JAVA Programming

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course is a continuation of CSC 151  using the JAVA programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, debug, and implement objects using the appropriate environment. Pre-requisite(s): CSC 151.  
  
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    CSC 253 Advanced C# Programming

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course is a continuation of CSC 153  using the C# programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is placed on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, debug, and implement objects using the appropriate environment. Pre-requisite(s): CSC 153.  
  
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    CSC 258 JAVA Enterprise Programs

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course provides a continuation to CSC 151  using the Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) programming architecture. Topics include distributed network applications, database connectivity, Enterprise Java Beans, servlets, collection frameworks, JNDI, RMI, JSP, multithreading XML and multimedia development. Upon completion, students should be able to program a client/server enterprise application using the JEE framework. Pre-requisite(s): CSC 151.  
  
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    CSC 289 Programming Capstone Project

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course provides an opportunity to complete a significant programming project from the design phase through implementation with minimal instructor support. Emphasis is placed on project definition, testing, presentation, and implementation. Upon completion, students should be able to complete a project from the definition phase through implementation. Pre-requisite(s): Take CTI 110  , CTI 120  ,  and CTS 115 .

Computer Technology Integration

  
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    CTI 110 Web, Pgm, & Db Foundation

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course covers the introduction of the tools and resources available to students in programming, mark-up language and services on the Internet. Topics include standard mark-up language Internet services, creating web pages, using search engines, file transfer programs; and database design and creation with DBMS products. Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of programming tools, deploy a web-site with mark-up tools, and create a simple database table.
  
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    CTI 120 Network & Security Fundamentals

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces students to the Network concepts, including networking terminology and protocols, local and wide area networks, and network standards. Emphasis is placed on securing information systems and the various implementation policies. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic tasks related to networking mathematics, terminology, media and protocols.
  
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    CTI 130 Os and Device Foundation

    Lecture: 4 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Credits: 6
    This course covers the basic hardware and software of a personal computer, including installation, operations and interaction with popular microcomputer operating systems. Topics include components identification, memory-system, peripheral installation and configuration, preventive maintenance, hardware diagnostics/repair, installation and optimization of system software, commercial programs, system configuration, and device-drivers. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate computer equipment and software, upgrade/maintain existing equipment and software, and troubleshoot/repair non-functioning personal computers.
  
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    CTI 140 Virtualization Concepts

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces operating system virtualization. Emphasis is placed on virtualization terminology, virtual machine storage, virtual networking and access control. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to installation, configuration and management of virtual machines.
  
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    CTI 141 Cloud & Storage Concepts

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces cloud computing and storage concepts. Emphasis is placed on cloud terminology, virtualization, storage networking and access control. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to installation, configuration and management of cloud storage systems.
  
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    CTI 150 Mobile Computing Devices

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces mobile computing devices, including topics related to their selection, usage, deployment, and support in enterprise environments. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation, usage, deployment, security, and support of mobile devices, applications (apps), and peripherals. Upon completion, students should be able to select, deploy, and support mobile devices in an enterprise environment.
  
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    CTI 240 Virtualization Admin I

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course covers datacenter virtualization concepts. Topics include data storage, virtual network configuration, virtual machine and virtual application deployment. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to virtual machine and hypervisor installation and configuration.
  
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    CTI 241 Virtualization Admin II

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course covers administration of datacenter virtualization infrastructure. Topics include access control, fault tolerance, scalability, resource management, virtual machine migration and troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to virtualization security, data protection and resource monitoring. Pre-requisite(s): CTI 240.  

Computer Information Technology

  
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    CTS 112 Windows™

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course includes the fundamentals of the Windows™ software. Topics include graphical user interface, icons, directories, file management, accessories, and other applications. Upon completion, students should be able to use Windows™ software in an office environment.
  
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    CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concepts

    Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    The course introduces the role of IT in managing business processes and the need for business process and IT alignment. Emphasis is placed on industry need for understanding business challenges and developing/managing information systems to contribute to the decision making process based on these challenges. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the ‘hybrid business manager’ and the potential offered by new technology and systems. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.
  
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    CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course covers the basic hardware of a personal computer, including installation, operations and interactions with software. Topics include component identification, memory-system, peripheral installation and configuration, preventive maintenance, hardware diagnostics/repair, installation and optimization of system software, commercial programs, system configuration, and device-drivers. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate computer equipment and software, upgrade/maintain existing equipment and software, and troubleshoot/repair non-functioning personal computers.
  
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    CTS 130 Spreadsheet

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces basic spreadsheet design and development. Topics include writing formulas, using functions, enhancing spreadsheets, creating charts, and printing. Upon completion, students should be able to design and print basic spreadsheets and charts.
  
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    CTS 210 Computer Ethics

    Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces the student to current legal and ethical issues in the computer/engineering field. Topics include moral reasoning, ethical standards, intellectual property, social issues, encryption, software piracy, constitutional issues, and public policy in related matters. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the moral and social responsibilities and public policy issues facing an industry. Pre-requisite(s): DRE 098  or EFL 074,  EFL 084,  and EFL 094 .
  
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    CTS 230 Advanced Spreadsheet

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course covers advanced spreadsheet design and development. Topics include advanced functions and statistics, charting, macros, databases, and linking. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in designing complex spreadsheets. Pre-requisite(s): CTS 130.  
  
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    CTS 285 Systems Analysis & Design

    Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces established and evolving methodologies for the analysis, design, and development of an information system. Emphasis is placed on system characteristics, managing projects, prototyping, CASE/OOM tools, and systems development life cycle phases. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze a problem and design an appropriate solution using a combination of tools and techniques. Pre-requisite(s): NET 110  and NOS 110.  
  
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    CTS 287 Emerging Technologies

    Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces emerging information technologies. Emphasis is placed on evolving technologies and trends in business and industry. Upon completion, students should be able to articulate an understanding of the current trends and issues in emerging technologies for information systems.
  
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    CTS 288 Professional Practices in IT

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course provides students with the business skills needed for success in the information technology field. Topics include portfolio development, resume design, interviewing techniques and professional practices. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare themselves and their work for a career in the information technology field.

Culinary

  
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    CUL 110 Sanitation and Safety

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course introduces the basic principles of sanitation and safety relative to the hospitality industry. Topics include personal hygiene, sanitation and safety regulations, use and care of equipment, the principles of food-borne illness, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the content necessary for successful completion of a nationally recognized food/safety/sanitation exam. Pre-requisite(s): DRE 098  or EFL 074,  EFL 084,  and EFL 094 . Co-requisite(s): CUL 110A  
  
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    CUL 110A Sanitation and Safety Lab

    Lecture: 0 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 1
    This course provides a laboratory experience for enhancing student skills in the basic principles of sanitation and safety. Emphasis is placed on personal hygiene, sanitation and safety regulations, use and care of equipment, the principles of food-borne illness, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate practical applications of sanitation and safety procedures in the hospitality industry. Co-requisite(s): CUL 110.  
  
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    CUL 112 Nutrition for Foodservice

    Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course covers the principles of nutrition and its relationship to the foodservice industry. Topics include personal nutrition fundamentals, weight management, exercise, nutritional adaptation/analysis of recipes/menus, healthy cooking techniques and marketing nutrition in a foodservice operation. Upon completion, students should be able to apply basic nutritional concepts to food preparation and selection. Pre-requisite(s): DRE 098  or EFL 074,  EFL 084,  and EFL 094  and DMA 010,  DMA 020,  DMA 030,  DMA 040,  and DMA 050 .
  
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    CUL 120 Purchasing

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course covers purchasing for foodservice operations. Emphasis is placed on yield tests, procurement, negotiating, inventory control, product specification, purchasing ethics, vendor relationships, food product specifications and software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to apply effective purchasing techniques based on the end-use of the product. Pre-requisite(s): DRE 098  or EFL 074,  EFL 084,  and EFL 094  and (DMA 010,  DMA 020,  DMA 030,  DMA 040,  and DMA 050 .
  
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    CUL 135 Food and Beverage Service

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course is designed to cover the practical skills and knowledge necessary for effective food and beverage service in a variety of settings. Topics include greeting/service of guests, dining room set-up, profitability, menu sales and merchandising, service styles and reservations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in human relations and the skills required in the service of foods and beverages. Pre-requisite(s): DMA 010,  DMA 020,  DMA 030,  DMA 040,  and DMA 050 . Co-requisite(s): CUL 110  and CUL 135A.  
  
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    CUL 135A Food and Beverage Service Lab

    Lecture: 0 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 1
    This course provides a laboratory experience for enhancing student skills in effective food and beverage service. Emphasis is placed on practical experiences including greeting/service of guests, dining room set-up, profitability, menu sales and merchandising, service styles and reservations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate practical applications of human relations and the skills required in the service of foods and beverages. Co-requisite(s): CUL 135.  
  
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    CUL 140 Culinary Skills I

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 6 Clinic: 0 Credits: 5
    This course introduces the fundamental concepts, skills and techniques in basic cookery, and moist, dry and combination heat. Emphasis is placed on recipe conversion, measurements, terminology, classical knife cuts, safe food/equipment handling, flavorings/seasonings, stocks/sauces/soups, and related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to exhibit the basic cooking skills used in the foodservice industry. Pre-requisite(s): DMA 010,  DMA 020,  DMA 030,  DMA 040,  and DMA 050 .  Co-requisite(s): C or better in CUL 110,  CUL 110A.  
  
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    CUL 150 Food Science

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course covers the chemical and physical changes in foods that occur with cooking, handling, and processing. Emphasis is placed on practical application of heat transfer and its effect on color/flavor/texture, emulsification, protein coagulation, leavening agents, viscosity, and gel formation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these principles as they apply to food preparation in an experimental setting. Pre-requisite(s): DRE 098  or EFL 074,  EFL 084,  and EFL 094  and DMA 010,  DMA 020,  DMA 030,  DMA 040,  and DMA 050 . Co-requisite(s): CUL 110,  CUL 110A,  and CUL 150A.  
  
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    CUL 150A Food Science Lab

    Lecture: 0 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 1
    This course provides a laboratory experience for enhancing student skills with the chemical and physical changes that occur in food when cooking, handling and processing. Emphasis is placed on practical applications of heat transfer and its effect on color/flavor/texture, emulsification, protein coagulation, leavening agents, viscosity and gel formation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these principles as they apply to food preparation in an experimental setting. Co-requisite(s): CUL 150.  
  
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    CUL 160 Baking I

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course covers basic ingredients, techniques, weights and measures, baking terminology and formula calculations. Topics include yeast/chemically leavened products, laminated doughs, pastry dough batter, pies/tarts, meringue, custard, cakes and cookies, icings, glazes and basic sauces. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proper scaling and measurement techniques, and prepare and evaluate a variety of bakery products. Pre-requisite(s): DRE 098  or EFL 074,  EFL 084,  and EFL 094  and DMA 010,  DMA 020,  DMA 030,  DMA 040,  and DMA 050 . Co-requisite(s): CUL 110  and CUL 110A.  
  
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    CUL 170 Garde-Manger I

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces basic cold food preparation techniques and pantry production. Topics include salads, sandwiches, appetizers, dressings, basic garnishes, cheeses, cold sauces, and related food items. Upon completion, students should be able to present a cold food display and exhibit an understanding of the cold kitchen and its related terminology. Pre-requisite(s): C or higher in CUL 140.   Co-requisite(s): CUL 110.  
  
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    CUL 230 Global Cuisines

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 8 Clinic: 0 Credits: 5
    This course provides practical experience in the planning, preparation, and presentation of representative foods from a variety of world cuisines. Emphasis is placed on indigenous ingredients and customs, nutritional concerns, and cooking techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to research and execute a variety of international and domestic menus. Pre-requisite(s): CUL 110,  CUL 110A,  CUL 140,  CUL 160,  and CUL 240  .
  
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    CUL 240 Culinary Skills II

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 8 Clinic: 0 Credits: 5
    This course is designed to further students’ knowledge of the fundamental concepts, skills, and techniques involved in basic cookery. Emphasis is placed on meat identification/fabrication, butchery and cooking techniques/methods; appropriate vegetable/starch accompaniments; compound sauces; plate presentation; breakfast cookery; and quantity food preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to plan, execute, and successfully serve entrees with complementary side items. Pre-requisite(s): CUL 110,  CUL 110A  and CUL 140  
  
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    CUL 250 Classical Cuisine

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 8 Clinic: 0 Credits: 5
    This course is designed to reinforce the classical culinary kitchen. Topics include the working Grand Brigade of the kitchen, signature dishes and classical banquets. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in food preparation in a classical/upscale restaurant or banquet setting. Pre-requisite(s): CUL 110,  CUL 140,  CUL 230  , CUL 240  , and CUL 270 .
  
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    CUL 260 Baking II

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course is designed to further students’ knowledge in ingredients, weights and measures, baking terminology and formula calculation. Topics include classical desserts, frozen desserts, cake and torte production, decorating and icings/glazes, dessert plating and presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate pastry preparation, plating, and dessert buffet production skills. Pre-requisite(s): CUL 110  and CUL 160.  
  
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    CUL 270 Garde-Manger II

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course is designed to further students’ knowledge in basic cold food preparation techniques and pantry production. Topics include pâtés, terrines, galantines, decorative garnishing skills, carving, charcuterie, smoking, canapés, hors d’oeuvres, and related food items. Upon completion, students should be able to design, set up, and evaluate a catering/event display to include a cold buffet with appropriate showpieces. Pre-requisite(s): CUL 110,  CUL 140,  and CUL 170.  
  
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    CUL 275 Catering Cuisine

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 8 Clinic: 0 Credits: 5
    This course covers the sequential steps to successful catering that include sales, client needs, menu planning, purchasing, costing, event pricing, staffing and sanitation concerns. Emphasis is placed on new culinary competencies and skills specific to catering preparation, presentation, and customer service. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the successful design and execution of various types of catering events. Pre-requisite(s): CUL 110 , CUL 140 , and CUL 240 .

Customer Service

  
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    CSV 110 Intro to Customer Service

    Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces the fundamentals of customer service technology. Topics include retail sales, order entry, credit, collection, authorization services, and fraud control. Upon completion, students should be able to exhibit an extensive vocabulary of customer service terminology and be prepared for advanced study in customer service technology.

Database Management

  
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    DBA 110 Database Concepts

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces database design and creation using a DBMS product. Emphasis is placed on data dictionaries, normalization, data integrity, data modeling, and creation of simple tables, queries, reports, and forms. Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement normalized database structures by creating simple database tables, queries, reports, and forms.
  
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    DBA 115 Database Applications

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course applies concepts learned in DBA 110  to a specific DBMS. Topics include manipulating multiple tables, advanced queries, screens and reports, linking, and command files. Upon completion, students should be able to create multiple table systems that demonstrate updates, screens, and reports representative of industry requirements. Pre-requisite(s): DBA 110.  
  
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    DBA 120 Database Programming I

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course is designed to develop SQL programming proficiency. Emphasis is placed on data definition, data manipulation, and data control statements as well as on report generation. Upon completion, students should be able to write programs which create, update, and produce reports. Pre-requisite(s): CIS 115  and DBA 110.  
  
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    DBA 210 Database Administration

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course covers database administration issues and distributed database concepts. Topics include database administrator (DBA) goals and functions, backup and recovery, standards and procedures, training, and database security and performance evaluations. Upon completion, students should be able to produce functional DBA documentation and administer a database. Pre-requisite(s): CIS 155.  
  
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    DBA 230 Database in Corp Environs

    Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course covers database systems as they relate to the corporate environment. Topics include knowledge-based, decision-support, and expert systems; database choices; data warehousing; and corporate structure. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and recommend database systems needed by a corporation. Pre-requisite(s): DBA 210.  
  
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    DBA 240 Database Analysis & Design

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course is an exploration of the established and evolving methodologies for the analysis, design, and development of a database system. Emphasis is placed on business data characteristics and usage, managing database projects, prototyping and modeling, and CASE tools. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, develop, and validate a database implementation plan.
  
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    DBA 285 Data Warehousing and Mining

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces data warehousing and data mining techniques. Emphasis is placed on data warehouse design, data transference, data cleansing, retrieval algorithms, and mining techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to create, populate, and mine a data warehouse.
  
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    DBA 289 Database Project

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course provides an opportunity to complete a significant database systems project with minimal instructor support. Emphasis is placed on written and verbal communication skills, documentation, presentation, and user training. Upon completion, students should be able to present an operational database system which they have created. Pre-requisite(s): Take CTI 110 , CTI 120 , and CTS 115 .

Design Drafting

  
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    DDF 211 Design Process I

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 6 Clinic: 0 Credits: 4
    This course emphasizes design processes for finished products. Topics include data collection from manuals and handbooks, efficient use of materials, design sketching, specifications, and vendor selection. Upon completion, students should be able to research and plan the design process for a finished product. Pre-requisite(s): DFT 170 .

Dental

  
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    DEN 101 Preclinical Procedures

    Lecture: 4 Lab: 6 Clinic: 0 Credits: 7
    This course provides instruction in procedures for the clinical dental assistant as specified by the North Carolina Dental Practice Act. Emphasis is placed on orientation to the profession, infection control techniques, instruments, related expanded functions, and diagnostic, operative, and specialty procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in clinical dental assisting procedures. This is a diploma-level course.
  
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    DEN 102 Dental Materials

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 4 Clinic: 0 Credits: 4
    This course provides instruction in identification, properties, evaluation of quality, principles, and procedures related to manipulation and storage of operative and specialty dental materials. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and safe application of materials used in the dental office and laboratory. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the laboratory and clinical application of routinely used dental materials. This is a diploma-level course.
  
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    DEN 103 Dental Sciences

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course is a study of oral pathology, pharmacology, and dental office emergencies. Topics include oral pathological conditions, dental therapeutics, and management of emergency situations. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize abnormal oral conditions, identify classifications, describe actions and effects of commonly prescribed drugs, and respond to medical emergencies. This is a diploma-level course.
  
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    DEN 104 Dental Health Education

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course covers the study of preventive dentistry to prepare dental assisting students for the role of dental health educator. Topics include etiology of dental diseases, preventive procedures, and patient education theory and practice. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in patient counseling and oral health instruction in private practice or public health settings. This is a diploma-level course.
  
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    DEN 105 Practice Management

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course provides a study of principles and procedures related to management of the dental practice. Emphasis is placed on maintaining clinical and financial records, patient scheduling, and supply and inventory control. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate fundamental skills in dental practice management. This is a diploma-level course.
  
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    DEN 106 Clinical Practice I

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 12 Credits: 6
    This course is designed to provide experience assisting in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on the application of principles and procedures of fourhanded dentistry and laboratory and clinical support functions. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize classroom theory and laboratory and clinical skills in a dental setting. This is a diploma-level course. Pre-requisite(s): DEN 101.  
  
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    DEN 107 Clinical Practice II

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 0 Clinic: 12 Credits: 5
    This course is designed to increase the level of proficiency in assisting in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on the application of principles and procedures of four-handed dentistry and laboratory and clinical support functions. Upon completion, students should be able to combine theoretical and ethical principles necessary to perform entry-level skills including functions delegable to a DA II. This is a diploma-level course. Pre-requisite(s): DEN 106.  
  
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    DEN 110 Orofacial Anatomy

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces the structures of the head, neck, and oral cavity. Topics include tooth morphology, head and neck anatomy, histology, and embryology. Upon completion, students should be able to relate the identification of normal structures and development to the practice of dental assisting and dental hygiene. Core Course: Dental Hygiene & Dental Assisting.
  
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    DEN 111 Infection/Hazard Control

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course introduces the infection and hazard control procedures necessary for the safe practice of dentistry. Topics include microbiology, practical infection control, sterilization and monitoring, chemical disinfectants, aseptic technique, infectious diseases, OSHA standards, and applicable North Carolina laws. Upon completion, students should be able to understand infectious diseases, disease transmission, infection control procedures, biohazard management, OSHA standards, and applicable North Carolina laws. Core Course: Dental Hygiene & Dental Assisting.
  
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    DEN 112 Dental Radiography

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course provides a comprehensive view of the principles and procedures of radiology as they apply to dentistry. Topics include techniques in exposing, processing, and evaluating radiographs, as well as radiation safety, quality assurance, and legal issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the production of diagnostically acceptable radiographs using appropriate safety precautions. Core Course: Dental Hygiene & Dental Assisting.
  
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    DEN 120 Dental Hygiene Preclinic Lecture

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course introduces preoperative and clinical dental hygiene concepts. Emphasis is placed on the assessment phase of patient care as well as the theory of basic dental hygiene instrumentation. Upon completion, students should be able to collect and evaluate patient data at a basic level and demonstrate knowledge of dental hygiene instrumentation. Co-requisite(s): DEN 121.  
  
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    DEN 121 Dental Hygiene Pre-clinic Laboratory

    Lecture: 0 Lab: 6 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course provides the opportunity to perform clinical dental hygiene procedures discussed in DEN 120.  Emphasis is placed on clinical skills in patient assessment and instrumentation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to perform specific preclinical procedures. Co-requisite(s): DEN 120.  
  
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    DEN 123 Nutrition/Dental Health

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course introduces basic principles of nutrition with emphasis on nutritional requirements and their application to individual patient needs.  Topics include the study of Federal Nutritional Guidelines, nutrient function, Recommended Daily Allowances, Adequate Intake, Tolerable Upper Intake Level, Estimated Average Requirement, and related psychological principles.  Upon completion, students should be able to recommend and counsel individuals on their food intake as related to their dental health.
  
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    DEN 124 Periodontology

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course provides an in-depth study of the periodontium, periodontal pathology, periodontal monitoring, and the principles of periodontal therapy. Topics include periodontal anatomy and a study of the etiology, classification, and treatment modalities of periodontal diseases. Upon completion, students should be able to describe, compare, and contrast techniques involved in periodontal/maintenance therapy, as well as patient care management. Pre-requisite(s): DEN 110.  
  
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    DEN 125 Dental Office Emergencies

    Lecture: 0 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 1
    This course provides a study of the management of dental office emergencies. Topics include methods of prevention, necessary equipment/drugs, medicolegal considerations, recognition and effective initial management of a variety of emergencies. Upon completion, the student should be able to recognize, assess and manage various dental office emergencies and activate advanced medical support when indicated.
  
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    DEN 130 Dental Hygiene Theory I

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course is a continuation of the didactic dental hygiene concepts necessary for providing an oral prophylaxis. Topics include deposits/removal, instrument sharpening, patient education, fluorides, planning for dental hygiene treatment, charting, and clinical records and procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge needed to complete a thorough oral prophylaxis. Pre-requisite(s): DEN 120.   Co-requisite(s): DEN 131.  
  
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    DEN 131 Dental Hygiene Clinic I

    Lecture: 0 Lab: 0 Clinic: 9 Credits: 3
    This course continues skill development in providing an oral prophylaxis. Emphasis is placed on treatment of the recall patients with gingivitis or light deposits. Upon completion, students should be able to assess these patients’ needs and complete the necessary dental hygiene treatment. Pre-requisite(s): DEN 121.   Co-requisite(s): DEN 130.  
  
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    DEN 140 Dental Hygiene Theory II

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 1
    This course introduces principles in treatment modification. Topics include modification of treatment for pain management and advanced radiographic interpretation. Upon completion, students should be able to differentiate necessary treatment modifications and radiographic abnormalities. Pre-requisite(s): DEN 130.   Co-requisite(s): DEN 141.  
  
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    DEN 141 Dental Hygiene Clinic II

    Lecture: 0 Lab: 0 Clinic: 6 Credits: 2
    This course continues skill development in providing an oral prophylaxis. Emphasis is placed on treatment of patients with early periodontal disease and subgingival deposits. Upon completion, students should be able to assess these patients’ needs and complete the necessary dental hygiene treatment. Pre-requisite(s): DEN 131.   Co-requisite(s): DEN 140.  
  
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    DEN 220 Dental Hygiene Theory III

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course introduces advanced principles of patient care. Topics include advanced periodontal debridement, subgingival irrigation, air polishing, special needs, and case presentations.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of methods of treatment and management of periodontally compromised and special needs patients. Pre-requisite(s): DEN 140.   Co-requisite(s): DEN 221.  
  
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    DEN 221 Dental Hygiene Clinic III

    Lecture: 0 Lab: 0 Clinic: 12 Credits: 4
    This course continues skill development in providing an oral prophylaxis. Emphasis is placed on treatment of patients with moderate to advanced periodontal involvement and moderate deposits. Upon completion, students should be able to assess these patients’ needs and complete the necessary dental hygiene treatment. Pre-requisite(s): DEN 141.   Co-requisite(s): DEN 220.  
  
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    DEN 222 General and Oral Pathology

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course provides a general knowledge of oral pathological manifestations associated with selected systemic and oral diseases. Topics include developmental and degenerative diseases, selected microbial diseases, specific and nonspecific immune and inflammatory responses with emphasis on recognizing abnormalities. Upon completion, students should be able to differentiate between normal and abnormal tissues and refer unusual findings to the dentist for diagnosis. Pre-requisite(s): BIO 163,  BIO 165,  or BIO 168 .
  
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    DEN 223 Dental Pharmacology

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course provides basic drug terminology, general principles of drug actions, dosages, routes of administration, adverse reactions, and basic principles of anesthesiology. Emphasis is placed on knowledge of drugs in overall understanding of patient histories and health status. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize that each patient’s general health or drug usage may require modification of the treatment procedures. Co-requisite(s): BIO 163,  BIO 165,  or BIO 168 .
  
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    DEN 224 Materials and Procedures

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course introduces the physical properties of materials and related procedures used in dentistry. Topics include restorative and preventive materials, fabrication of casts and appliances, and chairside functions of the dental hygienist. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the laboratory and/or clinical application of routinely used dental materials and chairside functions. Pre-requisite(s): DEN 111.  
  
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    DEN 230 Dental Hygiene Theory IV

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 1
    This course provides an opportunity to increase knowledge of the profession.  Emphasis is placed on dental specialties, technological advances, and completion of a case presentation.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of various disciplines of dentistry, technological advances and principles of case presentation. Pre-requisite(s): DEN 220.   Co-requisite(s): DEN 231.  
  
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    DEN 231 Dental Hygiene Clinic IV

    Lecture: 0 Lab: 0 Clinic: 12 Credits: 4
    This course continues skill development in providing an oral prophylaxis. Emphasis is placed on periodontal maintenance and on treating patients with moderate to advanced/refractory periodontal disease. Upon completion, students should be able to assess these patients’ needs and complete the necessary dental hygiene treatment. Pre-requisite(s): DEN 221.   Co-requisite(s): DEN 230.  
  
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    DEN 232 Community Dental Health

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course provides a study of the principles and methods used in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating community dental health programs. Topics include epidemiology, research methodology, biostatistics, preventive dental care, dental health education, program planning, and financing and utilization of dental services. Upon completion, students should be able to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate a community dental health program. Pre-requisite(s): Enrollment in the Dental Hygiene Program.
  
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    DEN 233 Professional Development

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course includes professional development, ethics, and jurisprudence with applications to practice management. Topics include conflict management, state laws, resumes, interviews, and legal liabilities as health care professionals. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to practice dental hygiene within established ethical standards and state laws.

Drafting

  
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    DFT 110 Basic Drafting

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course introduces basic drafting skills, terminology, and applications. Topics include basic mathematics; sketching; introduction to CAD, ANSI, and ISO drafting standards; and a survey of various drafting applications. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic calculations for CAD drafting, sketch drawings using appropriate standards, and recognize drawings from different drafting fields.
  
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    DFT 111 Technical Drafting I

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course introduces basic drafting skills, equipment, and applications. Topics include sketching, measurements, lettering, dimensioning, geometric construction, orthographic projections and pictorials drawings, sections, and auxiliary views. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and apply basic drawing principles and practices. Co-requisite(s): DFT 151.  
  
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    DFT 111A Technical Drafting l Lab

    Lecture: 0 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 1
    This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance basic drafting skills. Emphasis is placed on practical experiences that enhance the topics presented in DFT 111.  Upon completion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in DFT 111.   Co-requisite(s): DFT 111.  
  
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    DFT 119 Basic CAD

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course introduces computer-aided drafting software for specific technologies to non-drafting majors. Emphasis is placed on understanding the software command structure and drafting standards for specific technical fields. Upon completion, students should be able to create and plot basic drawings.
  
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    DFT 121 Intro to GD&T

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2


     

    This course introduces basic geometric dimensioning and tolerancing principles. Topics include symbols, annotation, theory, and applications. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret and apply basic geometric dimensioning and tolerancing principles to drawings.

  
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    DFT 151 CAD I

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces CAD software as a drawing tool. Topics include drawing, editing, file management, and plotting. Upon completion, students should be able to produce and plot a CAD drawing.
  
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    DFT 152 CAD II

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces extended CAD applications. Emphasis is placed upon intermediate applications of CAD skills. Upon completion, students should be able to use extended CAD applications to generate and manage drawings. Pre-requisite(s): DFT 151.  
  
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    DFT 153 CAD III

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces advanced CAD applications. Emphasis is placed upon advanced applications of CAD skills. Upon completion, students should be able to use advanced CAD applications to generate and manage data. Pre-requisite(s): DFT 151 .
  
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    DFT 154 Intro Solid Modeling

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to basic three-dimensional solid modeling and design software. Topics include basic design, creation, editing, rendering and analysis of solid models, and creation of multiview drawings. Upon completion, students should be able to use design techniques to create, edit, render and generate a multiview drawing. Pre-requisite(s): DFT 151.  
  
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    DFT 170 Engineering Graphics

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course introduces basic engineering graphics skills and applications. Topics include sketching, selection and use of current methods and tools, and the use of engineering graphics applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic engineering graphics principles and practices. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.
  
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    DFT 189 Emerging Tech in CAD

    Lecture: 1 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
    This course provides an opportunity to explore new and emerging technologies related to Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD). Emphasis is placed on introducing a selected CAD technology or topic, identified as being “new” or “emerging,” from a variety of drafting disciplines. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and practical skill in the use of the CAD technology studied. Take one from DFT 151 , DFT 154  or ARC 114 .
  
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    DFT 253 CAD Data Management

    Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
    This course covers engineering document management techniques. Topics include efficient control of engineering documents, manipulation of CAD drawing data, generation of bill of materials, and linking to spreadsheets or databases. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize systems for managing CAD drawings, extract data from drawings, and link data to spreadsheets or database applications. Pre-requisite(s): DFT 151.  
 

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