2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Mar 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Delivery Options

Mohave Community College offers a variety of ways for students to take courses. For additional information, see Course Delivery Options  and/or call MCC Connect.

 

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

  
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    HVA 220 - Commercial and Domestic Refrigeration


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of   or permission of subject area associate dean

    Description: Covers the use of refrigeration theory in both low and medium temperature domestic and commercial refrigeration systems. The operation of commercial and domestic ice making equipment, water coolers, refrigerators, and walk-in coolers and freezers will be discussed and practiced. Charging and evacuation techniques, as well as mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and repair will be covered. Energy efficient refrigeration systems including heat reclaim will be discussed. 

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 2
    Notes: This course will be retired in Fall 2019-20 academic year.


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    HVA 228 - HVAC Plans and Specifications


    Prerequisite: HVA 128 

    Description: This course prepares students to read and interpret plan set drawings and specifications for installation of HVAC equipment.

    Credits: (2)


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History

  
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    HIS 131 - History of the United States I


    Shared Unique Number (SUN) System Logo HIS 1131

    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement exam or completion of TRE 089  with an ‘S’

    Description: Contains a survey of the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States with emphasis placed on historical events, people and movements that impacted American society.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    HIS 132 - History of the United States II


    Shared Unique Number (SUN) System Logo HIS 1132

    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement exam or completion of PCS 021  and TRE 089  with an “S”

    Description: This course is a continuation of the survey of the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States, from the period of Reconstruction to the present day.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    HIS 135 - Western Civilization I


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on assessment test or successful completion of PCS 021  and TRE 089 

    Description: This course is the first part of Western Civilization and spans the years 400,000 B.C.E. through 1725 A.D. While it begins with a study of Mesopotamia and Egypt, the political, social, legal, and religious developments of Europe are the primary focus. Some of the major topics explored during the semester include the emergence of the polis in Greece, the growth of the Roman Republic, the spread of Christianity, life during the Middle Ages, the intellectual and artistic contributions of the Renaissance, and monarchical rule.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    HIS 136 - Western Civilization II


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement exam or completion of PCS 021  and TRE 089  with an “S”

    Description: This course is the second part of a survey of the history of Western Civilization, a continuation of Western Civilization I. It covers the period from the sixteenth century through the present day, and includes historical inquiry into topics such as changes in monarchical rule, the Enlightenment, numerous political revolutions, industrialization and its effects, the emergence and influence of various political ideologies and sociocultural movements, world wars, the Cold War, and globalization.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    HIS 137 - Twentieth Century World History


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on assessment test (able to enroll in  ) or successful completion of PCS 021  (if required) and TRE 089 

    Description: The study of the social, political and cultural trends of the world in modern times; emphasis will be given to contemporary events to provide a historical perspective.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    HIS 234 - History of the Indians of North America


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on assessment test (able to enroll in  ) or completion of PCS 021  (if required) and TRE 089 

    Description: A survey of the political, cultural and social experience of the Native American from the period of the earliest European explorations to the present, including such developments as Indian nationalism. Relations among Indian groups to establish continuity of Indian societies will be emphasized.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    HIS 274 - History of Mexico


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on assessment test or successful completion of   and  

    Description: This course is a survey of Mexican history spanning the first migrants, i.e. nomadic hunters and gatherers of 40,000-30,000 B.C., through the current state that exists today. Some of the major topics discussed include Aztec civilization, Spanish colonization, the struggle for independence, the emergence of the Mexican Republic, war against the United States, revolution, and democratization.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    HIS 281 - Latin American History


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on assessment test or successful completion of PCS 021  and TRE 089 

    Description: Surveys Latin American history from Colonialism and Independence to the present day.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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Humanities

  
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    HUM 150 - Introduction to the Humanities I - Prehistory to the Middle Ages


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on assessment test or successful completion of PCS 021  and TRE 089 

    Description: The study of the creative, historical and philosophical development of civilization. Examines the humanistic values, ideas, and artistic expressions that have shaped western and global traditions from prehistory to the early modern world.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    HUM 151 - Introduction to the Humanities II - Renaissance to the Present


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on assessment test or successful completion of PCS 021  and TRE 089  

    Description: The study of the creative, historical and philosophical development of civilization. Examines the humanistic values, ideas, and artistic expressions that have shaped western and global traditions from prehistory to the early modern world.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    HUM 250 - Introduction to Cinema


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on assessment test or successful completion of PCS 021  and TRE 089 .

    Description: This class is an introduction to the history of film alongside the vocabulary and analytical skills with which to approach the study of cinema. The course will examine film form, style, and industry practices through readings, film screenings, and discussions.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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Mathematics

  
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    MAT 101 - Mathematical Literacy for College Students


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of TRM 090  and PCS 021  or appropriate assessment test scores.

    Description: Mathematical Literacy for College Students is designed for students on a liberal arts/statistics (non-calculus) pathway, integrating problem solving, numeracy, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning, and understanding of functions. College success content is integrated with mathematical topics to help students acquire the strategies and persistence necessary to be successful in mathematics and other college course work. It is not appropriate for students in programs requiring MAT 151 - College Algebra .

    Credits: (4)
    Lecture Hours: 4


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    MAT 121 - Intermediate Algebra


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement exam or completion of TRM 091  with an ‘S’

    Description: Intermediate Algebra extends and strengthens concepts covered in Beginning Algebra. Functions are introduced and integrated throughout the course where appropriate in the context of the following topics: linear equations, inequalities and graphs; absolute value equations and inequalities; operations on polynomials; rational expressions, equations and inequalities; radical expressions and equations; and quadratic equations, inequalities and graphs.

    Credits: (4)
    Lecture Hours: 4


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    MAT 142 - College Mathematics


     MAT 1142

    Prerequisite: Grade of C of better in MAT 121  or   or appropriate score on assessment test 

    Description: College Mathematics provides students a broad overview of mathematical topics, including Critical Thinking Skills, Geometry, Personal Finance, Probability, and Statistics. This course emphasizes the basic concepts, language and history of topics in mathematics that are not typically found in the traditional algebra sequence. This course satisfies the minimum competency requirement in mathematics and is recommended for those students majoring in the liberal arts, elementary education, and the social sciences whose major does not require College Algebra or PreCalculus.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MAT 151 - College Algebra


    MAT 1151

    Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAT 121  or appropriate score on placement test

    Description: College Algebra is the study and analysis of linear, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions, equations and inequalities, conic sections, systems of equations and matrices, and sequences and series, with an emphasis on problem solving and multiple representations.

    Credits: (4)
    Lecture Hours: 4


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    MAT 160 - Math for Elementary Teachers I


    Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in either   or MAT 151 , or appropriate score on assessment test

    Description: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I provides a deep exploration of the mathematical principles, concepts and processes underlying current and evolving programs of mathematical instruction, grades K-8. Mathematical content includes problem solving, algebraic reasoning, set theory, number theory, and the development of algorithms for mathematical operations with natural, whole, integer, rational, and real numbers. This is a mathematics content course for future teachers.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MAT 161 - Math for Elementary Teachers II


    Prerequisite: Grade of ‘C’ or better in MAT 160  

    Description: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II continues the deep exploration of the mathematical principles, concepts and processes underlying current and evolving programs of mathematical instruction, grades K-8. Mathematical content includes problem solving, reasoning, statistics and probability, geometry, and measurement. This is a mathematics content course for future teachers.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MAT 181 - Plane Trigonometry


    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in MAT 151 , or appropriate score on the college’s math placement test

    Description: A study of the trigonometric functions and their graphs and inverses, trigonometric identities, and the applications of these functions to right and oblique triangles, vectors, complex numbers, and polar and parametric equations.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MAT 201 - Finite Mathematics


    Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAT 151  or appropriate assessment test scores

    Description: Finite Mathematics focuses on the application of linear models, systems of linear equations, matrices, linear programming, mathematics of finance, combinatorics, probability, and statistics to solve problems in life and social sciences, business, management, and economics.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MAT 211 - Introductory Statistics


    MAT 1160

    Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAT 142  or MAT 151  or appropriate placement exam scores

    Description: Investigates the basic concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics, including summaries and displays of data, measures of central tendency, variation and dispersion, probability and probability distributions, estimates and sample sizes, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression and statistical decision-making using critical thinking skill.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MAT 212 - Brief Calculus


     MAT 2212

    Prerequisite: Completion of MAT 151  with ‘C’ or better or appropriate assessment test score

    Description: Brief Calculus is a study of elementary topics in differential and integral calculus of elementary functions with applications in business and social science.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MAT 221 - Calculus With Analytic Geometry I


    MAT 2220

    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in MAT 181 , or appropriate score on the math placement exam

    Description: This course introduces students to the main ideas of calculus, including limits, the derivative, and the integral. Topics include the basic rules for differentiation and integration of elementary algebraic and trigonometric functions, as well as applications of calculus to geometry, science, and engineering.

    Credits: (4)
    Lecture Hours: 4


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    MAT 231 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II


    MAT 2230

    Prerequisite: Completion of MAT 221  with a grade of “C” or better or appropriate assessment test score

    Description: Calculus II extends the study of differential and integral calculus to transcendental functions and functions defined using parametric equations and polar coordinates. The course explores various techniques of integration, as well as elementary techniques for solving first order linear differential equations. Infinite sequences, series, and their convergence are also emphasized.

    Credits: (4)
    Lecture Hours: 4


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    MAT 241 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus III


    MAT 2241

    Prerequisite: MAT 231  with a C or higher.

    Description: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III is multivariable differential and integral calculus (mathematical analysis) with three-dimensional analytic geometry, and extends the study of differential, integral, and vector calculus to transcendental functions and functions defined using parametric equations and polar coordinates. The course explores various techniques of integration, including numerical integration and the evaluation of improper integrals, as well as elementary techniques for solving first order linear differential equations. Infinite sequences, series, and their convergence are also emphasized.

    Credits: (4)
    Lecture Hours: 4


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    MAT 260 - Introduction To Differential Equations


    MAT 2262

    Prerequisite: Successful completion (C or better) of MAT 241  

    Description: Introduces differential equations and their theoretical and practical solution techniques with an emphasis upon applications and problem solving using MATLAB. Includes solutions of first order differential equations, numerical techniques, linear equations of higher order, systems of linear differential equations, and Laplace transforms.

    Credits: (4)
    Lecture Hours: 4


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Medical Assisting

  
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    MEA 100 - Medical Law and Ethics


    Prerequisite: Appropriate assessment score or completion of PCS 021  and TRE 089  

    Description: Introduces students to the legal, moral, and ethical issues that arise within the medical community. Included is an overview of the laws and ethics that relate to patient care as well as application and practice through the use of case studies and other simulated exercises.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MEA 101 - Basic Phlebotomy Techniques


    Prerequisite: Successful completion or concurrent enrollment in HES 113  and HES 129 

    Description: This course covers the basic theory and skills necessary for the safe and successful collection of blood specimens. Students will study the art of blood collection techniques including Vacutainer systems, syringe draws, butterfly draws, IV, heel sticks, and capillary puncture. Skills are practiced in class using practice arms, and on each other. Students must take the MEA 102 - Phlebotomy Externship  course the following spring semester to be eligible for externship.

    Credits: (4)
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6


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    MEA 102 - Phlebotomy Externship


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of MEA 101 

    Description: This course provides the student the opportunity of practical hands on experience. Students will gain the experience of working in a hospital laboratory and out patient draw stations performing veinpuncture, capillary puncture, transporting and processing specimens and requisitioning lab orders. Student will complete 120 hours in a clinical setting and obtain 100 successful blood draws. At the end of this course students will sit for national certification through the American Medical Technologist (AMT) for the credential of RPT (Registered Phlebotomy Technician) or the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) for the credential of CPT (Certified Phlebotomy Technician).

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Externship Hours: 120

    Notes: All immunizations and CPR certification must be current, a clean criminal background check and negative drug screen are required 30 days prior to starting this course. Although every effort will be made to place students locally students may be required to travel to outside areas for placement at clinical sites. Travel arrangements and all cost associated with travel are the responsibility of the student. This course is offered only in the spring semester.


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    MEA 103 - Medical Assistant Profession


    Prerequisite: Appropriate placement exam score or completion of PCS 021  and TRE 089  with an ‘S’

    Description: Overview of the medical assistant profession, including the role of patient navigator and effective communication. Includes legal implications for the medical assistant, scope of practice, standard of care and legal terminology. Also includes an overview of ethics, morals and the effect of personal ethics on professional behaviors.

    Credits: (1)
    Lecture Hours: 1


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    MEA 110 - Administrative Medical Assisting


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement exam or completion of   and   with an ‘S’

    Description: Provides a basic understanding of the administrative duties and responsibilities pertinent to medical offices. Includes instruction in medical correspondence and records, case histories of patients, filing, telephone procedures, appointment scheduling, receptionist duties and processing mail. Familiarizes the student with computer applications in the health care setting. Provides the student with basics of operations and applications of computer usage within the health care provider office. 

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Notes: This course will be retired in Fall 2019-20 academic year.


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    MEA 116 - Electronic Medical Records


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of HES 113  or concurrent enrollment

    Description: Introduction to the use of Electronic Health Records in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. Integrates the presentation of concepts with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with an electronic health records software.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MEA 130 - Medical Coding I-ICD-10-CM


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of   and    

    Description: Students use the ICD-(10)-CM to perform diagnostic coding. Students develop proficiency in turning written reports into numerical format to assign universal codes for billing purposes in the medical facility. Students will also use the CPT-4 and HCPCS codes to support the ICD-(10)-CM codes for third party reimbursement.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MEA 131 - Medical Coding II-CPT/HCPCS


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of   and  , or permission of the program director

    Description: Students use the CPT-4, HCPCS and ICD-10-CM to perform procedural coding. Students will learn how to extract information from medical reports used in the medical office to determine the exact codes needed for third party reimbursement.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MEA 141 - Medical Billing


    Prerequisite: HES 113  

    Description: An overview of medical insurance programs and the skills needed in handling insurance forms and insurance reports as applied to the medical office. Includes simulated computer data entry for patient records, procedures and diagnostic codes, insurance processing and electronic transmission of claims.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MEA 150 - Clinical I


    Prerequisite: HES 113 , HES 129  or concurrent enrollment in HES 113  and HES 129  

    Description: Covers the competencies required of a medical assistant in the clinical setting, including patient screening, vital signs, basic patient assessment, medical documentation and charting, medical asepsis techniques and equipment used to disinfect, sanitize and sterilize instruments, materials, and surfaces in the medical office. The scope of practice of the medical assistant, as well as learning how to work as part of a team in the medical office will be emphasized throughout the course.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 6
    Notes: This course will be retired in Fall 2019-20 academic year.


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    MEA 205 - Pathophysiology


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of HES 113  and HES 129 

    Description: The study of pathophysiology provides a foundation of essential information for the student to apply in various specialty areas. The student will learn to identify disease processes and disorders of all body systems.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MEA 235 - Clinical II


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of   

    Description: Covers the competencies required of a medical assistant in the clinical setting, including pathophysiology of disease and disorders of the 11 body systems including diagnostic tools and treatments. Includes assisting with clinical procedures for different medical specialties, positioning for exams, charting and documentation, screening for hearing and vision abnormalities, ambulatory aids, and preparing the patient for examinations and tests. The scope of practice of the medical assistant, as well as learning how to work as part of a team in the medical office will be emphasized throughout the course.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 6
    Notes: This course will be retired in Fall 2020-21 academic year.


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    MEA 255 - Clinical III


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of   and MEA 235 , or permission from the program director

    Description: This course covers the competencies required of a medical assistant in a simulated clinical setting. The main emphasis is on the administration of medications by parenteral route, oral, sublingual, buccal, transdermal, topical applications and instillation of medications into the eyes, ears and IV therapy. It also covers common drug classifications, actions, uses, and side effects of pharmacological agents. Accurate calculation of dosage administration skills, legal and safety considerations, as well as patient care implications will be emphasized. Students will learn the application of obtaining a 12 lead EKG/ECG and identifying cardiac dysrhythmias, the principle components of radiography, performing CLIA waived tests, phlebotomy and laboratory skills will be learned while in this course.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 6
    Notes: Students must take MEA 258  the semester following completion of MEA 255 . Students that do not take MEA 258  the semester following MEA 255  will need to pass an assessment (written and practical) exam to determine readiness for the MEA 258  externship course before registering.

    This course will be retired in Fall 2020-21 academic year.


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    MEA 257 - Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures


    Prerequisite: Admission to the medical assistant program.

    Description: A student-centered, interactive learning approach to the role of the medical assistant related to interactions within a medical practice to provide safe patient care. Prepares the student for the clinical procedure skills required to work in the ambulatory care setting.

    Credits: (5)
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 12


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    MEA 258 - Medical Assistant Externship


    Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director.

    Description: A comprehensive practicum providing actual experience in front and back office areas in a medical setting. Emphasis is on the application of knowledge and skills developed in the Medical Assistant Program. Students must spend a minimum of 120 hours in the clinical setting and minimum 40 hours in the office setting. Students must meet both hours and competency requirements. Students cannot take this course until their last semester in the program.

    Credits: (4)
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Externship Hours: 160


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Mining Engineering

  
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    MNE 205 - Introduction to Mining Engineering


    Prerequisite: MAT 181  with a ‘C’ or higher

    Description: Introductory course covering the fundamental processes for sustainable resource development. Students will learn the science, engineering, and policies to locate an ore deposit, plan surface and underground mines, operate mines and processing facilities, reclaim mine sites, and work with communities. Students will develop mine plans based on data and operating parameters.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MNE 296 - Mineral Resource Engineering Topics


    Prerequisite: N/A

    Description: This seminar series provides a first opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about current technical, social, and financial topics in mineral resource engineering. The course will feature industry speakers presenting current challenges or technology innovations in the broad area of mineral resources. Students will develop their skills in technical writing and have the opportunity to extend their knowledge from general education courses to challenges in the global development of resources. Students will learn about career opportunities and will develop their resumes in preparation for industry interviews.

    Credits: (1)
    Lecture Hours: 1


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Music

  
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    MUS 101 - Appreciation and Literature of Music


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement exam or completion of TRE 089  with an ‘S’

    Description: A general introduction to music and the elements influencing musical composition and expression: personal, societal, ethnic, and historic. The development of listening techniques and analysis of selected works are emphasized in a survey of musical literature. 

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MUS 102 - Fundamentals of Music


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement exam or completion of TRE 089  with an “S”

    Description: A study of the basic elements of music comprising staff, clef, notation, rhythm, scales, harmony, time signatures and key signatures. The development of aural training, sight-singing, and keyboard instrument skills are included.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    MUS 211 - College Choir


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the placement exam or successful completion of PCS 021  with an ‘S’.

    Description: Open to all students in the college and interested singers in the community. Course content includes preparation and performance of the larger choral works. May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1)
    Lab Hours: 3


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Nursing

  
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    NAP 115 - Nursing Assistant


    Prerequisite: Admission to the Nurse Assistant Program

    Description: This course provides students with the theory and skills, including physiology, psychological, and basic nursing care needs necessary when caring for clients with a primary focus on long-term care. 

    Credits: (6)
    Lecture Hours: 5
    Lab Hours: 3


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    NUR 104 - Professional Nurse I


    Prerequisite: Admission to Practical Nursing or Registered Nursing programs.

    Description: The student will learn concepts related to care coordination, professionalism, and cultural diversity in this course. They will begin to develop behaviors as a professional within the legal and ethical standards defined for nursing.

    Credits: (2)
    Lecture Hours: 2


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    NUR 105 - Health Concepts I


    Prerequisite: Admission to Practical Nursing or Associates of Applied Science degree in Nursing programs.

    Description: This course introduces the student to basic assessment and psychomotor skills needed to provide safe care across the lifespan. Concepts of health promotion and basic care and comfort, specific to a developmental stage are presented. This course includes a skills/simulation laboratory and clinical experience.

    Credits: (5)
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical Hours: 45


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    NUR 106 - Pharmacology I


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement exam or completion of PCS 021 , TRE 089 , and TRM 091  with an ‘S’

    Description: This course will introduce the students to the concepts of pharmacology, including how medications impact the body. Medications used to treat commonly occurring acute and chronic health issues will be presented. This course includes a skills/simulation laboratory experience.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3


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    NUR 109 - Professional Nurse II


    Prerequisite: NUR 104 

    Description: The student will examine principles of care coordination, culture, and religion and their impact on patient care. They will develop clinical judgment skills that promote safe, quality patient care.

    Credits: (2)
    Lecture Hours: 2


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    NUR 110 - Health Concepts II


    Prerequisite: NUR 105 

    Description: This course introduces the student to commonly occurring acute and chronic health issues with predictable outcomes across the lifespan, including concepts of child bearing family. This course includes a skills/simulation laboratory and clinical experience.

    Credits: (8)
    Lecture Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical Hours: 135


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    NUR 121 - Nursing I


    Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing Program

    Corequisite: NUR 121L

    Description: An 8 credit course that focuses on the fundamental concepts of contemporary professional nursing. The emphasis of this course is on the student’s development as a caring, competent nurse within the legal/ethical and scientific frameworks of the profession. Critical thinking and communication skills are stressed. Using the transitions “model,” students learn to provide nursing care for individuals undergoing situational transitions in well-defined practice settings. Situational transitions include that of the individual to the nursing student role and the patient’s admission to and movement within the healthcare system. Concepts of nutrition, pathophysiology and pharmacology are integrated. 

    Credits: (8)
    Lecture Hours: 5
    Lab Hours: 9


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    NUR 122 - Nursing II


    Prerequisite: NUR 121 

    Corequisite: NUR 122L,  

    Description: Within the framework of transitions, the focus is on nursing care to promote healthy transitions for individuals and families with chronic health conditions in well-defined practice settings. Emphasis is on basic management concepts and continued development of critical thinking, clinical judgment and skills. Principles of pharmacology, culture, and nutrition are integrated throughout the course.  


    Credits: (8)
    Lecture Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 12


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    NUR 123 - Transition to Practical Nursing


    Prerequisite:  , NUR 122 , and  

    Corequisite: NUR 123L

    Description: The focus of this course is a scope of practice issues specific to the practical nurse, including care of individuals and families experiencing developmental and health-illness transitions. Concepts of clinical judgment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and nutrition are integrated. This course also includes practical nurse level concepts of management and supervision.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3


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    NUR 135 - LPN Refresher


    Prerequisite: Either AZ LPN license in good standing or ability to obtain a temporary AZ LPN license for the purpose of the refresher course; current CPR card, pre-check background check, DPS card, and secure a clinical site and preceptor.

    Description: Designed for the Licensed Practical Nurse to update knowledge and skills of current nursing practice. There are 11 self-paced learning modules and a final examination that must be completed on-line prior to the clinical experience. There are two extra modules available for students working in a specialized clinical area such as hospice or family nursing. If a student has not passed NCLEX the student is required to complete all 13 modules. During the 114 (clock) hours of mandated clinical experience, the LPN student functions under the supervision of a Registered Nurse preceptor. There is 6 months allotted time to finish the course if the student registers the first week the class is available. The student is required to secure a clinical preceptor prior to registration and signing course agreement.

    Credits: (6)
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Clinical Hours: 114
    Notes: It is the student’s responsibility to secure their clinical facility and preceptor for clinical rotation prior to registration for the class and the completed paperwork must be received by the nursing office. If student cannot secure clinical facility and a preceptor the student will not be allowed to register for the class.


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    NUR 137 - Articulation to Healing Community


    Prerequisite: LPN License/Certificate of practical nursing issued from an accredited program/Application to LPN to RN Track of AAS Nursing Program

    Description: This course is designed for the LPN to update knowledge and skills prior to entering the associate degree nursing program at MCC. In addition to learning modules that must be completed, there is one clinical check-off in the Nursing Laboratory to demonstrate selected skills.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Notes: Students must have a PN License in good standing, and provide a copy of the PN Certificate to the nursing office.


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    NUR 205 - Health Concepts III


    Prerequisite: NUR 110 

    Description: This course builds upon the previous health concept courses and introduces the student to commonly occurring complex health problems with unpredictable outcomes that can occur across the lifespan. Students will continue to build on prioritization incorporating their clinical and lab experiences into the course.

    Credits: (8)
    Lecture Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 3
    Clinical Hours: 135


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    NUR 206 - Pharmacology II


    Prerequisite: NUR 106  

    Description: This course builds on the concepts of pharmacology, including how medications impact the body, presented in the prior pathophysiology/pharmacology course. Medications used to treat commonly occurring complex and emergent health issues will be presented.

    Credits: (2)
    Lecture Hours: 2


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    NUR 208 - Professional Nurse III


    Prerequisite: NUR 109 

    Description: The student will learn concepts related to health care economics, evidence, and leadership. Students will continue to develop behaviors as a professional within the legal and ethical standards defined for nursing.

    Credits: (1)
    Lecture Hours: 1


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    NUR 210 - Health Concepts IV


    Prerequisite: NUR 205 

    Description: This course builds on previous health concept courses and introduces the students to commonly occurring, emergent, and multisystem health issues. Students will learn about acute triaging, mass casualty, and health problems across the lifespan, while incorporating this practice into the clinical and lab experiences.

    Credits: (4)
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 3


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    NUR 221 - Nursing III


    Prerequisite:  ,  , advanced placement in LPN to RN Track; NUR 175  for Paramedic

    Corequisite:  , NUR 221L

    Description: Within the framework of transitions, the focus is on nursing care to promote healthy transitions for individuals and families experiencing developmental milestones.  Includes the transition of birth, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, childbearing and middle adult.  The student’s transition to nurse includes group theory and nursing therapeutics when assisting the client through acute care health issues.  Topics of nutrition, culture, and pharmacology are integrated.  Concepts in critical thinking, organizational skills and psychosocial nursing are included.

    Credits: (8)
    Lecture Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 12


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    NUR 222 - Nursing IV


    Prerequisite: Registered Nursing (RN), AAS program: NUR 221  and NUR 228  OR
    Accelerated Nursing for Paramedics, AAS program: NUR 221 , NUR 228  and NUR 225  OR
    LPN to RN Track, AAS program: NUR 221  and NUR 228  

    Corequisite: Registered Nursing (RN), AAS program: NUR 229  OR
    Accelerated Nursing for Paramedics, AAS program: NUR 229  and NUR 275  OR
    LPN to RN Track, AAS program: NUR 229  

    Description: Focus is on the impact of acute health/illness transitions on individuals, families and groups. Emphasis is on synthesis and applications of nursing therapeutics in the transition of students to their role in the profession of nursing with an introduction to organizational transitions. Concepts of nutrition, pharmacology, pathophysiology and nursing therapeutics are integrated.

    Credits: (8)
    Lecture Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 12


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    NUR 227 - Pharmacology for Nursing


    Prerequisite:  , NUR 121L; LPN or Paramedic Licensure or permission of the instructor. LPN and Paramedics must provide a current copy of their license to the nursing department.

    Corequisite:   for generic Registered Nursing (RN) students.

    Description: This course will review common drug classifications, actions, uses, and side effects of pharmacological agents. Accurate calculation of dosages, administration techniques, legal/safety considerations and nursing implications of common medications will be emphasized.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    NUR 228 - Pharmacology for Nursing Specialties: Mental Health, Pediatrics, and Obstetrical Nursing


    Prerequisite: Registered Nursing (RN), AAS program: NUR 122  and NUR 227  OR
    LPN to RN Track, AAS program: NUR 227  OR
    Accelerated Nursing for Paramedics, AAS program: NUR 175  and NUR 227 ;
    Licensed Practical Nurses and Paramedics must present a copy of their credentials to the nursing office.

    Corequisite: NUR 221  

    Description: Pharmacology for Nursing Specialties is a one (1) credit course provided online for registered nursing students. This course will review common drug classifications as well as actions, uses, and side effects of pharmacological agents in the specialties area of Mental Health, Pediatrics, Reproductive and Obstetrical Nursing. Accurate calculation of dosages, administration techniques, legal/safety considerations and nursing implications of common specialty medications will be emphasized.

    Credits: (1)
    Lecture Hours: 1


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    NUR 229 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing


    Prerequisite: NUR 221  and   

    Corequisite: NUR 222  

    Description: This course will review common drug classifications, indications, actions, and side effects of pharmacological agents commonly utilized in the acute care setting. Accurate calculation of dosages using three factor dimensional analysis, significant laboratory tests, and monitoring parameters will be emphasized.

    Credits: (1)
    Lecture Hours: 1


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    NUR 235 - Registered Nurse Refresher


    Prerequisite: Either AZ RN license in good standing or ability to obtain a temporary AZ RN license for the purpose of the refresher course; current CPR card, pre-check background check, DPS card, secure a clinical site and preceptor for clinical rotation.

    Description: This program is designed to assist the registered nurse to update knowledge and clinical practice. There are 13 self-paced modules and 160 (clock) hours of clinical practicum required. 12 modules must be submitted and the student has a choice of specialty areas Peds and OB. If a student has not passed the NCLEX the student is required to complete all 13 modules. The modular format allows the student to work at their own pace with a faculty coordinator to answer questions. During clinical practicum the student will work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse preceptor. There is 6 months allotted time to finish the course if the student registers the first week the class is available. The student is required to secure a clinical preceptor prior to registration and signing course agreement.

    Credits: (9)
    Lecture Hours: 6
    Clinical Hours: 160
    Notes: It is the student’s responsibility to secure their clinical facility and preceptor for clinical rotation prior to registration for the class and the completed paperwork must be received by the nursing office. If student cannot secure clinical facility and a preceptor the student will not be allowed to register for the class.


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    NUR 250 - Registered Nurse Capstone and Practicum


    Prerequisite: NUR 109 , NUR 205 , NUR 206 , BIO 202 , CIS 110 , ENG 102 

    Description: This course prepares the student to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN® exam). A personal learning plan based on strengths and weaknesses will be developed and implemented. The student will develop skills to aid with self-confidence as they transition from the role of student to professional Nurse. This courses includes a precepted clinical experience.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Clinical Hours: 90


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Nutrition

  
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    NUT 203 - Human Nutrition in Health and Disease


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement exam or completion of PCS 021  and TRE 089  with an ‘S’

    Description: Students will learn nutritional principles and the scientific use of diet in health and disease throughout the lifespan.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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Paralegal

  
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    PAR 101 - Legal Research and Writing I


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on assessment test or successful completion of PCS 021  and TRE 089 

    Description: Introductory principles and procedures for conducting legal research and techniques for basic legal writing. Includes categories of research materials, proper citing of legal material, finding and using secondary authority, Shepard’s Citations, case law, constitutions, statutes and administrative law. The analysis of research topics and the preparation of research reports, basic letter writing, and legal memorandums will also be covered. This should be the first course taken in any paralegal program. All other paralegal courses require that this course either be completed or taken concurrently.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Notes: Students seeking the AAS Paralegal degree must also have an appropriate score on the assessment test or successful completion of   or higher.


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    PAR 103 - Legal Ethics for Paralegals


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement test or completion of TRE 089  and PCS 021  with an ‘S.’

    Description: This course covers the rules and principles of professional responsibility in the legal field. Topics include the rules of legal ethics, ethical guidelines, attorney supervision of paralegals, unauthorized practice of law, confidentiality, conflict of interest, advertising and solicitation, attorney fees and fiduciary duties, competence, malpractice, ethical conduct, issues in litigation, and professional integrity issues.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PAR 104 - Civil Law and Litigation


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in PAR 101 

    Description: Case filing and initial pleadings and procedures will be discussed, as well as an overview of discovery and disclosure procedures in Federal Court and in the State of Arizona. This course covers the procedures involved in interviewing clients and investigating the facts of a case, filing a lawsuit, file organization and document control, conducting discovery, obtaining documentary evidence, complying with Arizona’s mandatory disclosure rules, locating fact witnesses, locating and evaluating expert witness, gathering and organizing of evidence, types of alternative dispute resolution, and preparing for trial.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PAR 105 - Contract Law


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement test or completion of TRE 089   and PCS 021   with an “S”

    Description: This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the common law of contracts, from the formation of a contract through its termination. Topics include several ways a contract can be entered into, consideration, offer and acceptance, mutual assent and defective agreement, contractual capacity, legality, the statute of frauds, discharge, and remedy. This course will also familiarize the students with the Uniform Commercial Code and the law governing the sale of goods.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PAR 106 - Criminal Law and Procedure


    Prerequisite: PAR 101  or may be enrolled concurrently

    Description: Criminal Law and Procedure explores trial processes from arrest through pre-trial legal procedures. The course includes the rules of criminal procedure, initial criminal law processes, pre-trial investigation and discovery, criminal and constitutional law cases, criminal statutes, pre-trial motion practice, legal rights of defendants, trial procedure, case preparation for trial, direct and cross examination, evidentiary objections, and motions for the close of evidence.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PAR 107 - Tort Law


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in PAR 101 

    Description: Concepts and procedures used in tort law cases, including: torts against the person, torts against property, torts against reputation, malpractice, negligence, professional negligence, strict liability, product liability, liability issues, defenses, and damages. Also includes interviewing and investigation techniques for the legal assistant, consideration of career options for the legal assistant, and how to draft a Complaint involving torts.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PAR 108 - Property Law and Real Estate Transactions


    Prerequisite: Successful completion or concurrent enrollment in PAR 101  

    Description: Legal procedures and requirements in real estate transactions and litigation. Includes real estate principles and legal concepts, types of ownership, deeds, legal descriptions, recording, real estate contracts/purchase agreements, contingencies, encumbrances, title searches, mortgages, closings, leases, alternative dispute resolution, and foreclosures.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PAR 201 - Legal Research and Writing II


    Prerequisite: PAR 101  

    Description: More advanced principles and techniques of legal research and writing. Students will learn to conduct legal research using online research resources. Includes writing style, editing and proofreading, legal analysis, legal brief types, and applications of legal writing for memorandum, litigation documents, correspondence, and transaction documents

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PAR 202 - Wills, Trusts and Estates


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of or current enrollment in   

    Description: Preparation to assist a lawyer in estate planning. Includes an introduction to wills, trusts and estates, intestate succession, guardianships, will related documents, will drafting and execution, estate administration, probate related legal action, trusts and administration, and fiduciary duties.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PAR 203 - Family Law


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of or current enrollment in  

    Description: Law and procedures related to family relationships and domestic matters. Includes history of family law, basic principles of family law, ethical rules of family law, premarital agreements, custody and visitation, child support, alimony, property and debt distribution, initial and responsive pleadings, pendente lite motions, contested proceedings, alternative dispute resolution, separation agreements, and the dissolution trial.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PAR 204 - Corporation Law


    Prerequisite: Current enrollment in or completion of PAR 101 .

    Description: This course explores procedures and documents that are used in the formation of business entities and corporations. Students will also learn about corporation changes, types of corporations, corporate financing, changes in corporate structure, and the role of the paralegal in corporate law.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PAR 205 - Bankruptcy


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of or current enrollment in  

    Description: Application of legal procedures in bankruptcy. Includes jurisdiction; cast of characters and their roles in bankruptcy; the varieties of bankruptcy chapters, including Chapter 7, Chapter 9, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13; client interview; evaluation of options for clients; drafting the initial documentation; the automatic stay; discharge; conversion; dismissal; voidable transfers; diagramming a Chapter 7 case from beginning to end; drafting a complete Chapter 7 petition; formulating a Chapter 13 plan; discovery and procedure; and the paralegal’s role in bankruptcy practice.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PAR 206 - Paralegal Practicum


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in PAR 201  

    Description: Working with the resident instructor, the student will propose a learning experience through which he/she can demonstrate an appropriate level of knowledge and skills obtained during participation in the paralegal program. The student will volunteer 120 hours in a law office or legal environment to work on a supervised comprehensive legal project. Students will also prepare for a career as a paralegal by working on resumes, interview skills, professional development, and employment strategies.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Internship Hours: 120
    Notes: Students are responsible for finding internship positions (paid or unpaid). For assistance in finding internship opportunities, please contact the Paralegal Resident Faculty one month prior to the beginning of the semester. The project, work site, and supervisor must be approved by the course instructor.


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Philosophy

  
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    PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy


    PHI 1101

    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement exam or completion of PCS 021  and TRE 089  with an ‘S’

    Description: This course is an introduction to the major philosophers (ancient, modern, and contemporary), history, theoretical perspectives, and central topics in the discipline of philosophy. Topics covered include human nature, reality and being, the existence of God, truth, ethics, sources of knowledge, social philosophy, the meaning of life, and other philosophical topics.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PHI 151 - Ethics


    PHI 1105

    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement exam or completion of PCS 021  and TRE 089  with an ‘S’

    Description: The principle problems of moral and social philosophy are studied.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PHI 205 - Comparative World Religions


    Prerequisite: Appropriate assessment scores (able to enroll in  ) or successful completion of TRE 089 

    Description: This course includes a study of major religions in the world today, together with background material of third world and ancient religions, comparison of the major doctrines of these religions, the development of doctrines, and the influence they have upon one another.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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Physical Therapist Assistant

  
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    PTA 101 - Survey of Physical Therapy


    Prerequisite: TRE 089  and TRM 091  or MAT 101 , or appropriate score on the assessment test. Admission to the PTA program.

    Corequisite:  ,   

    Description: The History Of Physical Therapy is studied. The purpose, benefits, and goals of the Arizona and American Physical Therapy Associations (APTA) are discussed. Roles and responsibilities of physical therapists (PT) and physical therapist assistants (PTA) are scrutinized.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PTA 103 - Kinesiology


    Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the assessment test or TRE 089  and TRM 091  or MAT 101 . Admission to the PTA program.

    Corequisite: PTA 101 ,   

    Description: Emphasis on structure, movement, and stability of specific joints are studied. Theory and principles of goniometry and manual muscle testing is reviewed. Normal range of motion of the spine and extremities is examined. Palpation of bony and soft tissue structures is practiced.

    Credits: (4)
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6


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    PTA 200 - Patient Mobility Techniques


    Prerequisite: TRE 089  and TRM 091  or MAT 101  or appropriate score on the assessment test. Admission to the PTA program.

    Corequisite: PTA 101 , PTA 103  

    Description: Theory, principles and practice of proper body mechanics and safety is discussed. Principles and techniques of gait training, therapeutic exercise, patient bed mobility and transfers and wheelchair mobility are practiced.

    Credits: (4)
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6


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    PTA 202 - Physical Therapy Modalities


    Prerequisite: PTA 101 , PTA 103 , PTA 200 , ENG 101 

    Corequisite: PTA 203 ,  ,  ,  , BIO 202 

    Description: Stages of inflammation responses and tissue repair are studied. Theories on pain are investigated. Application and documentation of superficial heat and cold, massage, hydrotherapy, light intermittent venous compression, and traction are practiced. Indications and contraindications for treatment methods are scrutinized.

    Credits: (5)
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 6


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    PTA 203 - Clinical Pathology


    Prerequisite: PTA 101 , PTA 103 , PTA 200  

    Corequisite: PTA 202  ,  ,   

    Description: Pathologic terminology and definitions are explored. Specific disease processes specific to physical therapy are studied. Functional anatomy, select medical tests for diagnosis, medication and effects on therapy are evaluated. Principles of wellness and disease prevention are included.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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    PTA 205 - Communication in Physical Therapy


    Prerequisite: PTA 101 , PTA 103 , PTA 200 ,   

    Corequisite: PTA 202 , PTA 203 , PTA 214 , PTA 215 , BIO 202  

    Description: Communication skills in the physical therapy setting is examined. Skills such as active listening, responding to problems, body language, and patient interview skills are practiced. Communicating with persons with disabilities is reviewed. Cultural differences in communication and views of health care is introduced.

    Credits: (2)
    Lecture Hours: 2


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    PTA 206 - Clinical Practicum I


    Prerequisite: BIO 202 , PTA 202 , PTA 203 , PTA 205 , PTA 214 , PTA 215 

    Corequisite: PTA 217  

    Description: Students will be introduced to the clinical setting under direct personal supervision by clinical instructors. PTA students have the opportunity to participate in and observe a variety of patient care interventions used in physical therapy practice setting.

    Credits: (4)
    Clinical Hours: 160


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    PTA 208 - Rehabilitation of Special Populations


    Prerequisite:    

    Corequisite: PTA 210 ,   

    Description: Clinical applications and treatment of special populations is reviewed. Patients requiring cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, spinal cord injury management, neuromuscular retraining, prosthetics, orthotics and wheelchair management are discussed. Proficiency in “hands on” techniques is practiced.

    Credits: (5)
    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 6


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    PTA 210 - Orthopedic Physical Therapy


    Prerequisite:    

    Corequisite: PTA 208   

    Description: Response of human bone and soft-tissue to injury is studied. Orthopedic management and physical therapy procedures for common injuries of the extremities and spine are practiced.

    Credits: (4)
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 6


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    PTA 214 - Electromodalities


    Prerequisite: PTA 101 , PTA 103 , PTA 200  

    Corequisite: PTA 202 , PTA 203 , PTA 205 ,   

    Description: This course provides the opportunity for the physical therapist assistant student to develop knowledge related to the principles of electricity, electrotherapy, and electromagnetic radiation therapy for selected treatment modalities. Use of low volt, high volt and interferential electrical stimulation devices is practiced. Use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and use of biofeedback in physical therapy is discussed.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 3


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    PTA 217 - Clinical Neurology


    Prerequisite:  ,  ,  ,  ,  , BIO 202  

    Corequisite: PTA 206  

    Description: Anatomy and function of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system are studied. Evaluation of the motor innervations and spinal tracts are examined. Specific diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems related to physical therapy are discussed.

    Credits: (2)
    Lecture Hours: 2


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    PTA 230 - Physical Therapy Seminar


    Prerequisite:  ,  

    Corequisite:  ,  

    Description: Current practices and issues in physical therapy are discussed. Clinical problem solving, ethics, legal aspects, reimbursement, case management and research is explored. Resume preparation and job interviewing skills are practiced. Employment issues are also discussed.

    Credits: (3)
    Lecture Hours: 3


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