Aviation Course Descriptions

ACCT 110 Practical Financial Accounting 1 (5)

Elementary course covers the complete accounting cycle for service and merchandising businesses, as well as the basic functions of analyzing, classifying, recording, and summarizing accounting data. Topics include journals, ledgers, worksheets, adjusting entries and financial statement preparation. Includes a computerized general ledger application.

Prerequisite: Eligible for READ 104 or instructor’s permission. Formerly BA 110.

ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting 1 (5)

The first course in the accounting transfer sequence. Concentrates on basic principles, concepts, theories and procedures of recording, analyzing, and interpreting financial data. Students learn the fundamentals of the accounting cycle, recording and classifying of transactions, and construction of financial statements. Students study manual and Students will study manual and electronic accounting systems, accounting for cash, internal control, receivables, payables, and inventory.

Prerequisite: Eligible for both ENGL 110 and MATH 102; or instructor’s permission. Formerly BA  210.

AVIA 101 Aviation Fundamentals (5)

This course covers basic aviation principles, such as time/distance/speed computations, weather theory, aircraft performance factors, Federal Aviation Regulations, navigation principles, basic flight planning and introduction to aviation publications. The class is intended to provide the students the basic principles used in aviation that will be further expanded in future aviation classes. In addition the class will introduce the resources used by aviation professionals in the every day operations within the aviation industry, facilitating resource management in future classes.

AVIA 103 Aviation History and Careers (5)

Provides students with a clear understanding of aviation, its history, and technological developments in the past and future. Also addresses the range of career opportunities in the field of aviation, including flight instructor, airline captain, air traffic controller, and aircraft dispatcher.

AVIA 110 Airline Operation (5)

Covers operation of large U.S. and international airlines. Includes setting passenger fares and cargo rates, regulations, marketing, labor, responding to competition, scheduling, reservations, dispatch and aircraft selection. Also includes discussion of aviation careers.

AVIA 111 Private Pilot Ground School (5)

Includes aerodynamics, navigation, weather, communications, regulations, flight physiology, weight balance, and other subjects preparatory to the FAA Private Pilot written exam.

AVIA 112 Aircraft Systems (5)

Covers general aviation and commercial aircraft systems, navigation systems and flight deck technologies currently in use in general aviation and commercial aircraft.

Prerequisite: AVIA 111 or concurrent enrollment in AVIA 111 or instructor's permission.

AVIA 121 Basic Weather Theory (2)

Covers topics necessary to become National Weather Service certified observer. Topics inlude the understanding of basic weather proesses, geographical weather patterns, and the causes of hazardous weather around the planet, such as thunderstorms, wind shear, and severe icing conditions. Students learn the general circulation pattern of wind, temperature and pressure differences around the planet.

AVIA 123 Aviation Weather (5)

Covers theory of weather processes and interpretation of weather reports and charts. Special aviation-related topics such as high-altitude weather, arctic weather and tropical weather are covered. Students gain a fundamental knowledge of weather observation and forecasting techniques and instruments. Includes special aviation problems such as windshear and micro-burst detection. Terminal Aerodrome Forecast/Aviation Routine Weather.

AVIA 127 Basic Weather Reports (1)

Covers topics necessary to become National Weather Service certified observer. Topics inlude the understanding of basic weather proesses, geographical weather patterns, and the causes of hazardous weather around the planet, such as thunderstorms, wind shear, and severe icing conditions. Students learn the general circulation pattern of wind, temperature and pressure differences around the planet.

AVIA 128 Basic Weather Observation (3)

Provides participants with the knowledge to create and decipher aviation weather reports. A strong background in aviation weather is very important in the aviation field. Pilots, dispatchers, air traffic controllers, flight service personnel and weather observers deal with this weather information in extreme depth on a daily basis.

AVIA 132 Helicopter Pilot Private Flight 1 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for solo flight proficiency in a helicopter. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 133 Helicopter Pilot Private Flight 2 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for solo crosscountry flight proficiency in a helicopter. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 134 Helicopter Pilot Private Flight 3 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for private pilot proficiency in a helicopter. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 145 Professional Pilot Private Flight 1 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for solo flight proficiency. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 146 Professional Pilot Private Flight 2 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for private pilot flight proficiency. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 160 Aviation Communication (2)

Intensive instruction and practice in listening and speaking the words and phrases used in pilot-controller-dispatcher radio communication. Emphasis is on accuracy and efficiency. Course very useful for, but not limited to, persons who have completed ESOL. In both USA and ICAO (International) format.

AVIA 161 Basic Aviation Terminology (3)

Covers all basic definitions, acronyms and abbreviations used in the aviation industry as well as their uses and applications. Assists in preparing for the FAA Private Pilot written exam.

AVIA 177 Aviation Work Experience 1 (1)

Offers students an opportunity to work full or part-time in jobs directly related to their program and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

AVIA 178 Aviation Work Experience 2 (1)

Offers students an opportunity to work full or part-time in jobs directly related to their program and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

AVIA 179 Aviation Work Experience 3 (1)

Offers students an opportunity to work full or part-time in jobs directly related to their program and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

AVIA 190 FAA Next Generation Technologies (5)

Covers technologies and procedures the FAA is using as the FAA migrates from the existing National Airspace System infrastructure and technology to the FAA Next Generation National Airspace System infrastructure and technology.

Prerequisite: AVIA 111, 112, and 123; or instructor’s permission.

AVIA 206 Helicopter Ground School (3)

Helicopter aerodynamics, systems, operations, emergencies, flight regulations, weight and balance, pinnacle and slope operations, external loads, high altitude operation, large helicopter operations and other subjects pertaining to the FAA Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot Knowledge Examinations.

AVIA 211 Aerodynamics for Pilots (3)

Covers aerodynamic forces, symbols-equations, airspeed measurements, the four forces of light, jet aircraft performance, propeller aircraft performance, helicopter aerodynamics, stability, takeoff and landing performance.

Prerequisite: AVIA 111 or instructor' s permission

AVIA 212 Human Factors for Aviators (2)

Human reactions to different situations, such as emotional stress and fatigue, can adversely affect the safety of flight. Different flight environments influence human physiology such as the eyes and ears, the brain and the body and these effects on human physiology can cloud judgment of flight crews. Cockpit and dispatch resource management is also crucial in the development of good communication skills between flight personnel and the ground crew.

Prerequisite: AVIA 111, 211; or concurrent enrollment; or instructor's permission.

AVIA 214 Airport Management and Operations (5)

Examines the administration of public airports and their relationship with airlines, fixed-base operators, and the FAA. Federal airport standards for security, fuel handling and storage, noise abatement, bird control, clear zones, lighting, and federal and state financial aid programs to airports for improvements and upgrades are also studied.

AVIA 216 Instrument Pilot Ground School (5)

Provides students with information necessary to pass the FAA Instrument Pilot written examination. Covers radio navigation, IFR flight planning and decision-making, ATC procedures, Federal Aviation regulations pertinent to instrument flight. FAA part 141 approved.

Prerequisite: AVIA 111 or Instructor's permission

AVIA 217 Aviation Security (5)

Provides a basic framework for understanding aviation security philosophy, rules, procedures and methods. Covers security for commercial aviation operations and general aviation operations including airport security, passenger and baggage security, and cargo security.

AVIA 218 Commercial Pilot Ground School (5)

Topics include navigation, weather, advanced aircraft performance, high-power engine operation, multi-engine factors, regulations, weight shift, instrument flight and communication, and airspace. FAA Part 141 approved. Prepares students for the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam.

Prerequisite: AVIA 111 or instructor's permission.

AVIA 220 Flight Instructor Ground School (5)

Prepares students to pass the FAA Fundamentals of Instructing, Basic Ground Instructor, Advanced Ground Instructor and Flight Instructor-Airplane written tests. Covers aviation instruction methods, the learning process, elements of effective teaching and lesson planning. Also covers aerodynamics, aircraft systems, aviation weather, flight maneuvers and navigation.

Prerequisite: AVIA 111, 216 and 218.

AVIA 221 FAA Written Test Preparatino for ATP/Dispatch (2)

Prepares students for the Federal Aviation Administration's written test for either the Airline Transport Pilot certificate or Dispatcher certificate. Focuses on aircraft performance, weight and balance, weather, and appropriate federal requlations.

AVIA 225 Instrument Flight Operations and Procedures (10)

Covers instrument flight procedures and related topics for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). Includes explanations and use of FAA regulations pertaining to IFR navigation, IFR publications, and ATC procedures for flight operations in the NAS.

Prerequisite: AVIA 111 or instructor’s permission.

AVIA 226 Advanced Instrument Pilot Ground School (5)

Provides students with information to pass the FAA instrument pilot written examination. Covers advanced instrument flight procedures and planning including radio navigation, IFR flight planning and decision-making, ATC procedures, and FAA regulations pertinent to instrument flight. FAA Part 141 approved.

Prerequisite: AVIA 111 or instructor’s permission.

AVIA 232 Helicopter Pilot Commercial Flight 1 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for 50% of the commercial pilot flight proficiency requirements in a helicopter. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 233 Helicopter Pilot Commercial Flight 2 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for commercial pilot flight proficiency requirements in a helicopter. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 234 Helicopter Pilot Commercial Flight 3 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 242 Helicopter Pilot Instrucemt Flight 1 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for 1/2 of the instrument pilot flight proficiency requirements in a helicopter. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 243 Helicopter Pilot Instrucemt Flight 2 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for 2/3rd of the instrument pilot flight proficiency requirements in a helicopter. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 244 Helicopter Flight Instructor (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for the instrument pilot flight proficiency requirements in a helicopter. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 245 Professional Pilot Commercial Flight 1 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for 50% of commercial pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 246 Professional Pilot Commercial Flight 2 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for commercial pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 247 Professional Pilot Commercial Flight 3 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 248 Helicopter Pilot Instrument Flight 3 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 249 Helicopter Pilot Instructor Flight 2 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 254 Helicopter Pilot Instructor Flight 3 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 255 Professional Pilot Instrument Flight 1 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for 50% of the instrument pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 256 Professional Pilot Instrument Flight 2 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for instrument flight. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 257 Professional Pilot Instrument Flight 3 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for instrument pilot flight proficiency requirements in an airplane. A local authorized flight school will provide in-flight instruction.

Prerequisite: AVIA 256

AVIA 258 Professional Pilot Instructor Flight 2 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for Instructor pilot flight proficiency training. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 259 Professional Pilot Instrument Flight 3 (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for Instrument flight proficiency. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 261 Professional Pilot Instrument Instructor (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for Instrument Instructor pilot flight proficiency training. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 262 Professional Pilot Multi-Engine Instructor Pilot (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for Multi-Engine Instructor pilot flight proficiency training. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 263 Helicopter Pilot Instrument Instructor (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 264 Helicopter Turbine Transition (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for pilot flight proficiency requirements. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 265 Airline Dispatch (5)

Practical dispatching for airline and corporate operations. Preflight, inflight and postflight duties. Federal aviation regulations, meteorology, navigation, large aircraft weight/balance, performance, systems, communications. Air traffic control procedure, and pilot departure and arrival procedure will be covered.

Prerequisite: AVIA 123 and 216; or instructor's permission.

AVIA 267 International Flight Planning and ETOPS (5)

Air carrier flight planning to points outside the United States. Federal Aviation Regulations (Part 121) and International Civil Aviation Organization regulations (ICAO). Flight planning practice using ICAO forms. Extended two-engine overwater operation procedures (ETOPs). Routing, fuel, equipment and weather requirements.

Prerequisite: AVIA 208 or concurrent enrollment; or instructor's permission.

AVIA 269 Professional Pilot Multi-Engine Flight (2)

Qualifies students to obtain and/or update skills and knowledge necessary for multi-engine pilot flight proficiency training. A local authorized flight school will provide all in-flight instruction.

AVIA 281 Air Traffic Control 1 (5)

Introduction to radar and non-radar air traffic control. Flight data processing, aircraft communication, FAA separation standards, controller techniques, and airspace management. Computer simulation of ATC problems.

Prerequisite: AVIA 225, AVIA 216, or concurrent enrollment in AVIA 216 or AVIA 225, or instructor's permission.

AVIA 282 Air Traffic Control 2 (5)

Covers pilot and controller roles and responsibilities for instrument flight. Controller-controller and pilot-controller communication with emphasis on speed and accuracy. Extensive computer simulation of radar and non-radar ATC problems.

Prerequisite: AVIA 281 or instructor's permission.

AVIA 284 ATC Radar Lab (1)

Focuses on ATC radar operations including radar procedure applications and FAA radar operatinal methods and techniques.

Prerequisite: AVIA 281 or AVIA 282; and instructor's permission.

AVIA 286 Air Traffic Control 3 - Enroute ATC (5)

Expands on the foundation of basic control procedures students learned in AVIA 281 and focuses on those students aspiring to become air traffic controllers.

Prerequisite: AVIA 282 or Instructor's permission.

Other Course Descriptions

BA 101 Business, Government and Society (5)

Students sample the functional operations of any business, e.g., accounting, organization, personnel management, marketing, and social responsibility. Students also play the role of investor to experience the market process as it operates through contemporary financial institutions. A survey of the evolution of free market and command economies leads to understanding relationships of business with labor and government in today’s mixed economy. Writing skills are recommended.

Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 100. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.

BA 205 Business Law (5)

Focuses on business law and the regulation of business activities. Central emphasis will be on contracts, the uniform commercial code, sales and secured transactions, bankruptcy, and third party contract rights. Course concepts will be illustrated using the “case method” presentation approach. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.

BUS 121 Marketing Fundamentals (5)

An examination of the flow of goods and services in both the consumer and industrial markets. Buyer behavior, development of the distribution structure, pricing, product policy, and promotional activities in the marketing system are examined and analyzed.

BUS 159 Professional Selling (5)

Selling as a factor in distribution of goods and services; analysis of the customer and their wants; getting, holding, and closing customers; retail, wholesale, and personal selling principles and practices.

BUS 164 Business Principles (5)

Examines the business system and the environment in which it operates. Introduces the basic fundamentals of management, marketing, finance, and production that focus on small business success. Students who have completed B A 101 are not eligible for this course.

BUS 166 Human Resources and Work Readiness (5)

Focuses on how to deal with an organization’s most important resource, its people. Attention is also given to how customer-driven organizations determine and improve their service quality. Students will also discover how to apply their knowledge and skills to practical work experience.

BUS 181 Introduction to International Business (5)

Examines the factors that contribute to a business participating in international business. Investigates country demographics, economic systems and theories, investment strategies, cultural perspectives on business negotiations, as well as marketing and human resource management issues.

Prerequisite: B A 101 or BUS 164 or instructor permission.

BUS 182 International Logistics (5)

Studies the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the flow and storage of raw materials, in-process inventory, finished goods, and related information from point of origin to point of consumption for the purposes of satisfying global customer requirements while efficiently using the firm’s global resources. Emphasis is on understanding global business operations, transportation, documentation, customs, cultures, and banking.

Prerequisite: BUS 181 or instructor’s permission.

BUS& 201 Business Law (5)

Focuses on business law and the regulation of business activities. Emphasizes contracts, the uniform commercial code, sales and secured transactions, bankruptcy, and third party contract rights. Illustrates concepts using the case method presentation approach.

Prerequisite: READ 094 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or eligible for READ 104. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree. Formerly BA 205.

BUS E 100 Fundamentals of Microcomputers (5)

Introduction to computers for home and business applications. Course content includes history, terminology, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, desktop information management, and Object Linking and Embedding (OLE). An overview of the Internet will also be covered. Course also provides a foundation for all Business Division computer courses. A minimum typing speed of 20 wpm is recommended.

BUS E 111 Personal Computing (5)

Introduction to the personal computer in a small office/home setting. Includes terminology, file management, word processing, e-mail, Internet and electronic checkbook. No previous computer experience required. Satisfies an activity requirement for AA degree.

BUS E 130 Business Correspondence (5)

Emphasizes techniques to develop and compose psychologically-sound business letters and memorandums dealing with good news, bad news, and persuasive messages. Teaches students to write a clear and well-organized business report.

Prerequisite: BUS E 100 or instructor’s permission; and eligible for ENGL 100 and READ 094; or instructor’s permission.

CMST 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (5)

Develops critical thinking and problem solving skills related to communication in business and organizational settings. Written exercises include a cover letter and resume. Oral activities include interpersonal exercises, group discussion, giving directions and interviewing.

CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communications (5)

For students who wish to gain greater insight into communication that occurs in more personal relationships in order to better understand and control their own communication behavior and thus more effectively manage their interpersonal relationships. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

CMST& 220 Public Speaking (5)

A beginning level course that will help students develop confidence in addressing audiences in community and professional settings. Students examine interpersonal variables that affect communication, compose and deliver speeches, and evaluate student presentations. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

CMST& 230 Small Group Communication (5)

Includes analysis of leadership and discussion in small group contexts with a goal of developing communication behaviors that promote a more effective, efficient, and satisfying interaction in groups and leadership contexts. Addresses the functional problems of leadership, organization in groups, developing involvement strategies within groups, problem solving, consensus building, and conflict management. RECOMMEND: Eligible for ENGL& 101. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree. Formerly COMM 234.

CMST& 238 Intercultural Communications (5)

Looks at communication across cultures on the interpersonal and intergroup levels. Investigates the components of culture that work to affect the communication of members in and across cultures. Examines different aspects of the communication process as they relate to intercultural communication, including perception, language, nonverbal communication, etc. Considers the overview of prevalent theories and practical applications. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree. Formerly COMM 238.

COOP 171 Work Experience Seminar (1)

Supplements and enhances on-the-job work experience through projects, films, and research. The basic content of the course will reflect those issues that are general to the world of work. It also serves as a guideline for students as they go through the employment cycle of setting goals, researching careers, applying for and getting jobs, and getting familiar with workplace issues.

ECON 100 Economic Principles and Applications (5)

General survey course stressing basic principles of economic analysis and their applications to current problems and social issues. Intended primarily for students not majoring in business or economics and not intending to take ECON 200. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.

ECON& 202 Macroeconomics (5)

General introduction to economic reasoning. An overview of basic economic questions concerning economizing, competition and exchange. The study of macroeconomics and questions relating to the determination of national income, output, employment and the price level.

Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 110 and MATH 156; or instructor’s permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.

#ENGL 100 Introductory Composition (5)

Intensive writing course designed to prepare students for ENGL& 101. Focuses on college-level composition skills (composition and revision processes) and college-level reading analysis. Presents a general review of the rules of English grammar and spelling.

PREREQUISITE: COMPASS placement (writing and reading scores) or ENGL 081 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, and eligible for READ 104. This is a pass/no credit course.

ENGL& 101 English Composition 1 (5)

A composition course designed to teach critical reading and clear, purposeful, and effective writing. Writing tasks are related to course readings and prepare students for writing assignments in other college classes.

PREREQUISITE: COMPASS placement or ENGL 100, and college level reading skills or READ 104. Satisfies basic skills requirement for AA degree. Formerly ENGL 110.

ENGL 109 Writing for Trades/Professional Technical Degrees (5)

Teaches critical reading and clear, effective, practical college writing. Readings are keyed to professional/technical topics. Writing assignments reflect actual work products, including letters, memoranda, surveys, reports, evaluations, and proposals.

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 081, or eligible for READ 104 or instructor’s permission. Formerly ENGL 102.

ENGL 126 Writing: Humanities (5)

A composition course with readings designed to teach research-based writing in the disciplines of the humanities. Continues to develop the reading and writing skills taught in ENGL& 101, but its major emphasis is on the development of academic research and writing skills. Students engage in critical thinking throughout the course, which includes analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of humanities texts and the documentation and synthesis of multiple sources and evidence.

PREREQUISITE: ENGL& 101. Satisfies basic skills requirement for AA degree. Formerly ENGL 111.

ENGL 127 Writing: Social Science (5)

A composition course with readings designed to teach research-based writing in the social sciences. Continues to develop the basic reading and writing skills taught in ENGL& 101, but emphasizes the development of academic research and writing skills. Students engage in critical thinking, which includes the analysis, interpretation, evaluation, documentation, and synthesis of multiple sources and evidence.

PREREQUISITE: ENGL&101. Satisfies basic skills requirement for AA degree. Formerly ENGL 112.

ENGL 128 Research Writing: Science/Engineering/Business (5)

A composition course with readings designed to teach research-based writing in the sciences, engineering and business. Continues to develop the basic reading and writing skills taught in ENGL& 101, but emphasizes the development of academic research and writing skills. Students engage in critical thinking which includes the analysis, interpretation, evaluation, documentation, and synthesis of multiple sources and evidence.

PREREQUISITE: ENGL& 101. Satisfies a basic skills requirement for AA degree. Formerly ENGL 113.

GIS 260 Cartography-Based Geographic Information System (5)

Focuses on ArcPad ESRI software, GPS tools and Survey Analyst modules to collect, create, edit, maintain attribute/spatial information and utilize GIS maps while in the field. Students will learn how to transfer information between office and field and how to create and digitize new features using survey data. Student learning focuses on developing skills working on research projects in natural resources, conservation, urban planning, national security, government agencies, private sectors, and non-profit organizations.

IT 101 Introduction to Computer Science (5)

Provides an overview of computer science. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures and systems, and their applications in various segments of society. Introduces information on careers in software development, networking, security and project management. Also introduces basic MS Office skills. A core prerequisite class for most of the IT courses and tracks usually taken at the beginning of all IT tracks. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for READ 094 or instructor’s permission.

MATH 115T Natural Resources Algebra/Trigonometry 1 (5)

Study of solving equations, solving formulas, proportions, percents, calculator operations, measurement systems, geometry and right triangle and oblique triangle trigonometry with applications to natural resources technology. For technical students only.

Prerequisite: MATH 070 with a grade of 2.5 or higher, or appropriate placement; or instructor’s permission.

NATRS 117 Aerial Photography Uses and Ground Based Mapping (5)

Study and use of maps and aerial photographs to interpret vegetation and landforms, measure distance and direction, and navigate. Aviation students will become proficient in identifying ground development through the use of aerial photography. Survey of remote sensing technologies and GPS systems, which are used in GIS and Aviation. Course not intended for Natural Resources majors.

Prerequisite: COMPASS placement or ENGL 100, and college level reading skills or READ 104. Satisfies basic skills requirement for AA degree.

PSYC& 100 General Psychology (5)

Provides an overview of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes in humans and animals. Focuses on the presentation of various scientific theories and supporting research that currently guide the understanding of various aspects of human behavior such as learning, sensation, perception, motivation, memory, emotion, personality, development, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, and group behavior. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.