mentals or mold design and construction.The processes and basic construction of plastic molds,molds for die-castings and rubber molds are discussed.Each student in the class will design,build and
inject their mold(s). MTTC 240 Machine Operations I
Prerequisites: MTTC 102 and MTTC 103.Students will gain additional classroom experience concerning band saws,engine lathes,vertical mills,surface grinders,Harig® Grinding Fixture,and jig grinder. Measurement and layout will be performed at an advanced level. Classroom activities will concentrate on heat-treatment of tool steels,classes of ANSI fi ts and tolerances,electrical discharge machining,carbide tooling and basic metal stamping die theory. Experience will also be gained in the calculation of labor and mate- rial costs.In addition,students will also be introduced to metal stamping die construction and conversational programming on CNC vertical mills.Students will also be required to create a comprehen-
sive notebook due at the end of the semester. MTTC 241 Machine Operations II
Prerequisites: MTTC 240.Emphasizes basic tool construction and close tolerance machining.Using the various types of equipment found in the laboratory,students rough machine,heat treat and pre- cision grind detail parts to tolerance within 0.0005 consistently. Classroom activities concentrate on precision setup,inspection work and basic tool construction.Experience is gained in basic conversa-
tional CNC programming. MTTC 242 CNC Machining
Prerequisites: MTTC 208.Introduces and instructs the student in all aspects of Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining.The stu- dent will program, set up and operate CNC mills and lathes utiliz- ing CAD/CAM for fixture and part design and verification.Students continually improve programming, set up and cycle time efficien- cy. Students inspect and document the quality of production parts and compare their performance with an industry benchmark for
each project. MTTC 243 Tool and Die Making I
Prerequisites: MTTC 101 and MTTC 110 and MTTC 208 or MTTC 101 and MTTC 102 and MTTC 103 and MTTC 208.Focuses on construction of a two-stage progressive die that incorporates interchangeable details.Each student manufactures a die that incorporates the part- ing principle and performs the following operations:Forming, Piercing,and Parting.In addition lecture material covers computa- tions on blank lengths,and diameters,blanking and piercing opera- tions,drawing, progression,and timing.Experience is gained in CNC
machining and progressive die troubleshooting. NGAS 101 Fundamentals of Natural Gas
Prerequisites: None.Introduces the characteristics and hazards of natural gas,prevention of accidental ignition,recognizing emer-
gency conditions,inside and outside leak investigation methods and detection,instrumentation,carbon monoxide,and basic external
corrosion prevention. NGAS 102 Natural Gas Pipe Joining
Prerequisites: NGAS 101.Introduces the types of natural gas pipeline materials,joining techniques,coating maintenance,blow- ing gas scenarios,repair methods,and safety precautions.
NGAS 203 Natural Gas Regulatory and Compliance Issues
Prerequisites:None.The course covers the Department of Transportation regulations related to natural gas companies,includ-
ing leak survey and patrol requirements.
NGAS 204 Natural Gas Construction Techniques
Prerequisites:NGAS 101.Introduces the methods used to locate and install natural gas lines,basic design theory,backfilling,purging, valve inspection and maintenance,pressure testing,customer regu- lations and relief design,explanation of hoop stress,shutting down the flow of gas,basic tapping and stopping techniques,construction equipment and current methods and common materials.
NRSG 100 Fundamentals of Nursing
Prerequisites: Admission to a Nursing Program. Corequisites:NRSG 101.Examines roles of the licensed practical nurse and registered nurse as members of the health care team.Provides an overview of the five components of the nursing process.Explores the nurse’s role in providing for basic physiological,psychosocial,cultural,intellectu-
al, and spiritual needs of patients.Introduces fundamental princi- ples of therapeutic communication and teaching/learning.
NRSG 103 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Lab
Prerequisites: NRSG 100 and NRSG 101.Corequisites:NRSG 102 and NRSG 105.Simulated patient care provides an opportunity to devel- op progressively complex nursing skills.Emphasis is placed on sterile technique,airway maintenance,nutritional and fluid support,elimi- nation devices,specimen collection,medication administration,and
drug dosage calculations.
NRSG 105 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Clinical 2 Credits Prerequisites: NRSG 100 and NRSG 101.Corequisites:NRSG 102 and NRSG 103.Provides the opportunity to apply nursing skills in diverse patient care situations.Emphasizes assessment skills in determining patient health status.Applies knowledge of etiology,pathophysiology, diagnostic tests,and assessment findings to identify patient needs.
NRSG 106 Pharmacology for Nursing
Prerequisites:Admission to a Nursing Program or Program Chair Approval.Introduces principles of pharmacotherapeutics,pharmaco- dynamics, and pharmacokinetics in relation to the major drug classi- fications. Utilizes the nursing process to explore pharmacologic
aspects of patient care.
NRSG 108 Transition for the Paramedic to the Associate of Science in Nursing
Prerequisites:Admission to the Associate of Science of Nursing Program.Corequisites:NRSG 109.Examines the transition to the role of the registered nurse.Identifies components of the nursing pro- gram philosophy.Provides an overview of the five components of the nursing process,emphasizes the assessment component. Introduces data analysis and nursing diagnoses.Reviews etiology, pathophysiology,clinical manifestations,and the diagnostic testing of common alterations in health within the context of all body sys- tems. Introduces mental health concepts and therapeutic communi-
cations / milieu management.
NRSG 109 Transition for the Paramedic to the
Associate Science in Nursing Lab/Clinical
Prerequisites:Admission to a Nursing Program.Corequisites:NRSG 108.Provides the paramedic the opportunity to transition into the role of the associate degree nurse.Allows the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to provide ethical,culturally competent,and holistic care for adults experiencing non-complex alterations in health.Emphasis is placed on the prevention of illness and the main- tenance, promotion and restoration of health,as well as the support of death with dignity and implementation of the ordered treatment plan.The nursing process provides the framework for problem solving and critical thinking in providing nursing care.Laboratory and clinical
experiences are provided to assist the student in identifying appro-
priate nursing interventions for health needs. NRSG 110 Medical Surgical Nursing II
Prerequisites: NRSG 102 NRSG 103,NRSG 105,and NRSG 106. Corequisites:NRSG 111.Provides an understanding of the health care needs of adults experiencing non-complex alterations in health within the context of all body systems.Examines the roles of the licensed practical nurse and the registered nurse in applying the nursing process and implementing the ordered plan of treatment.
NRSG 111 Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical
Prerequisites: NRSG 102,NRSG 103,NRSG 105,and NRSG 106. Corequisites:NRSG 110.Allows the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to provide ethical,culturally competent,and holistic care for adults experiencing non-complex alterations in health.Emphasis is placed on the prevention of illness and the maintenance,promo-
tion and restoration of health,as well as the support of death with dignity and implementation of the ordered treatment plan.The nursing process provides the framework for problem solving and
critical thinking in providing nursing care. NRSG 112 Maternal-Child Nursing
Prerequisites: NRSG 102,NRSG 103,NRSG 105,and NRSG 106.