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COMM 203 Oral Interpretation of Literature

3 Credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 111.Designed to develop the student’s ability to

select,analyze,interpret and communicate literature to diverse audiences and to enhance the student’s appreciation of literature.

COMM 204 Voice and Articulation

3 Credits

Prerequisites: COMM 101.Designed to improve the student’s vocal abilities by providing a body of knowledge about voice production and diction and enabling the student to use this knowledge for

his/her self-improvement. COMM 211 Introduction to Public Relations

3 Credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 111.The course provides an introduction to the concepts,principles,and practices of public relations,from the his- torical to the contemporary,including public relations philosophy and theory.The course will focus on topics such as the origins of public relations,the functions and practices of public relations from past to present,ethics and law,message strategies,and research

methods pertaining to public relations.

CONT 101 Introduction to Construction Technology

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None.Presents history of building construction to present-day applications emphasizing future trends and construc- tion as a career.Provides practice in the operation,maintenance and safety of various tools including the builder’s level and transit.

CONT 102 Construction Materials

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None.Develops skills in identifying building materials

commonly used in modern building construction.Provides experi-

ence in the application of locally accessible materials. CONT 106 Construction Blueprint Reading

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None.Provides instruction and practice in the use of working drawings and applications from the print to the work. Includes relationship of views and details,interpretation of dimen- sion, transposing scale,tolerance,electrical symbols,sections,mate- rials list,architectural plans,room schedules and plot plans.

CONT 127 Electrical Basics

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None.An introductory course covering both AC and DC circuits.Studies include electron theory,Ohm’s Law,Watt’s Law, Kirchoff’s Law,series circuits,series-parallel circuits,electromagnetic induction, current, voltage, resistance, power, inductance, capaci- tance, and transformers.Demonstrates the use of electrical equip- ment, troubleshooting,installation of hardware,metering equip- ment, lights,switches,and safety procedures and practices.

CONT 204 Estimating and Specifications

3 Credits

Prerequisites:CONT 106.Involves students with estimating process for residential construction.Emphasizes reading blueprints and specifi cations,estimating labor costs,materials take-off and pricing.

CONT 279 Construction Technology Capstone Course

1 Credit

Prerequisites: Program Advisor Approval.Prepares the student for entry into construction.The course reviews the Construction Technology core courses. It provides a comprehensive evaluation of the level of proficiency of these courses. It also requires taking the

outcomes assessment (CAAP) test. CONT 280 Co-op/Internship

1-6 Credits

Prerequisites:Program Advisor Approval.Gives students the oppor- tunity to work at a job site that is specifically related to their career objectives.Provides on-the-job experience while earning credit toward an associate degree.

CRIM 101 Introduction to Criminal TransferIN 3 Credits Justice Systems Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.An introductory and fundamental course that covers the pur- poses, functions,and history of the three primary parts of the crimi- nal justice system:law enforcement,courts,and corrections.This course further explores the interrelationships and responsibilities of these three primary elements of the criminal justice system.

CRIM 103 Cultural Awareness

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL

032.Emphasizes the study of American criminal justice problems and systems in historical and cultural perspectives,as well as dis- cussing social and public policy factors affecting crime. Multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives are emphasized.

CRIM 105 Introduction to Criminology

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None. Corequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.Critically examines the history and nature of the major theoretical perspectives in criminology,and the theories found within those perspectives.Analyzes the research sup- port for such theories and perspectives,and the connections between theory and criminal justice system practice within all the major components of the criminal justice system.Demonstrates the

application of specific theories to explain violent and non-violent criminal behavior on both the micro and macro levels of analysis.

CRIM 110 Introduction to Law Enforcement

3 Credits

Prerequisites: CRIM 101.Introduces fundamental law enforcement operations and organization.Includes the evolution of law enforce-

ment at federal,state,and local levels.

CRIM 111 Introduction to Traffic Enforcement and Investigation

3 Credits

Prerequisites: CRIM 101.Examines the role of law enforcement in

traffic safety,traffic administration,traffic laws,accident investiga-

tion, police safety,and patrol practices. CRIM 113 Criminal Investigation

3 Credits

Prerequisites: CRIM 101.A study of the elements and techniques of criminal investigations.Primary aspects include crime scene exami- nation, collection of evidence and search for witnesses,developing and questioning suspects,and protecting the integrity of physical evidence found at the scene and while in transit to a forensic science laboratory.Procedures for the use and control of informants, inquiries keyed to basic leads,and other information-gathering activity and chain of custody procedures will also be reviewed.

CRIM 117 Introduction to Forensics

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.Studies the organization and analysis of investigative evidence, basic considerations in preparing evidential documentation for pres-

entation in court,collection and preservation of physical evidence, and elements of legal proof in submission of evidence.

CRIM 120 Introduction to Courts

3 Credits

Prerequisites: CRIM 101.Introduces topics related to the adjudication process in criminal cases,including arraignments and preliminary hearings,suppression hearings,trials,sentencing,juvenile court,and probation and parole.Reviews the role of criminal justice personnel

in court processes. CRIM 130 Introduction to Corrections

3 Credits

Prerequisites: CRIM 101.Examines the American correctional sys- tem; the study of administration of local,state,and federal correc- tional agencies.Includes the history and development of correction- al policies and practices,criminal sentencing,jails,prisons,alterna- tive sentencing,prisoner rights,rehabilitation,and community cor- rections including probation and parole.Current philosophies of cor- rections and the debates surrounding the roles and effectiveness of criminal sentences,institutional procedures,technological develop-

ments, and special populations are discussed. CRIM 150 Juvenile Justice System

3 Credits

Prerequisites: CRIM 101.Examination of the philosophy and theory behind the juvenile justice system and its component parts or sys- tems. Analysis of the police response to juvenile delinquency followed by the role of the prosecuting attorney,the juvenile court,juvenile cor- rectional facilities,and community-based programs designed for juve- nile offenders.The primary focus of attention will be on the level of integration of these systems into a coherent system of justice that effectively and equitably responds to juvenile crime.The level of coop- eration and coordination existing between the various component parts of the juvenile justice system will be critiqued,and the effective- ness of the juvenile system as a whole will be evaluated.Special atten-

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