Jul 11, 2020  
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum 
    
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


This section includes a brief description of each credit class offered on a regular basis at Green River College. Classes are arranged in alphabetical order according to the college department that offers the class.

Each listing includes a course number (prefix & code/number), course title, number of credits awarded, prerequisite and academic transfer distributions are also designated where applicable. Common course numbers are identified by an “&” symbol at the end of the department abbreviation.

Course numbers 100-299 are designated for Green River College programs and courses that transfer to senior institutions (transfer is sometimes limited). The 100 series is ordinarily for first-year students and the 200 series for second-year students, but this distinct varies because of differing requirements at other colleges and universities. The 300 and 400 level series are for third- and fourth-year students.

Consult the “Programs of Study ” section of this catalog and your faculty advisor for specific information about each class and about which classes will meet your requirements.

 

Carpentry Technology

  
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    CARP 171 - Advanced Cabinetry and Wood Fabrication

    Credits: 1-6
    Open content course designed to allow the students to build a project of their choosing in the carpentry lab. Credits are variable from 1 to 6 credits, and awarded based on project complexity and total hours logged on their project. (One credit per 16.5 hours)

  
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    CARP 177 - Carpentry Work Experience 1

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CARP 178 - Carpentry Work Experience 2

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CARP 179 - Carpentry Work Experience 3

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CARP 194 - Special Studies-Carpentry

    Credits: 1-13
    Students study and develop skills to meet student-identified needs within the carpentry trade.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.

Chemistry

  
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    CHEM& 110 - Chemical Concepts with Lab

    Credits: 5
    An introduction to chemistry for the nonscience student with less mathematical rigor than CHEM& 121. Presents general ideas about how models of atoms, bonding, and the structures of materials help in understanding chemical processes and reactions. Selection of applications is chosen from topics such as energy and environment, foods, drugs, poisons and household chemicals.

    Prerequisite: MATH 072 ; or eligible for MATH 097 ; and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    CHEM& 121 - Introduction to Chemistry

    Credits: 5
    Beginning course for the non-science student interested in chemistry with less mathematical rigor than CHEM& 140. Together with CHEM& 131, it satisfies the chemistry requirement for many students in the allied health sciences and related fields.

    Prerequisite: MATH 072  or eligible for MATH 097 ; and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    CHEM& 131 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Credits: 5
    Satisfies allied health program requirements. Covers structure, nomenclature and reactions of organic and biological compounds, and applications to living systems.

    Prerequisite: CHEM& 121  with a grade of 2.0 or higher or instructor’s permission and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    CHEM& 140 - General Chemistry Prep with Lab

    Credits: 6
    Prepares students planning to enroll in the science and engineering majors sequence (CHEM& 161 , CHEM& 162  and CHEM& 163 ) who have not completed a one-year high school chemistry course or who need a refresher course prior to entering CHEM& 161 . Stresses metric conversions, inorganic naming, equation writing and quantitative aspects of chemistry.

    Prerequisite: A grade of 2.0 or higher in MATH 072 ; or one year of high school algebra; or concurrent enrollment in MATH 097 ; or eligible for MATH& 141  or higher. Eligible for ENGL& 101 . Recommended: Eligible for READ 104 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
    Restriction: Students who have completed one year of high school chemistry may not be able to transfer more than five credits from CHEM& 121 , CHEM& 131  and CHEM& 161 .
  
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    CHEM& 161 - General Chemistry with Lab I

    Credits: 6
    For science, engineering and other majors who plan to take a year or more of chemistry. Covers the structure of matter, solution chemistry (acid-base and oxidation-reduction), stoichiometry of reactions in solution, thermochemistry, atomic and electronic structure and quantitative relationships.

    Prerequisite: A grade of 2.0 or higher in CHEM& 140  or a one-year high school chemistry course; and concurrent enrollment in MATH& 141  or eligible for MATH& 142  or higher; or instructor’s permission. Eligible for  ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    CHEM& 162 - General Chemistry with Lab II

    Credits: 6
    Continuation of CHEM&161 . Covers modern atomic theory, chemical bonding, molecular and electronic structure, valence bond theory, liquids and solids, and intermolecular forces.

    Prerequisite: A grade of 2.0 or higher in CHEM&161  and concurrent enrollment in MATH 142  or MATH 106 ; or eligible for MATH&151  or higher; or instructor’s permission. Eligible for ENGL&101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    CHEM& 163 - General Chemistry with Lab III

    Credits: 6
    Continuation of CHEM& 162 . Covers metals and non-metals, electrochemistry, nuclear reactions and coordination compounds, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base and solubility equilibria.

    Prerequisite: A grade of 2.0 or higher in CHEM& 162 ; and eligible for MATH& 151  or higher; or instructor’s permission. Eligible for  ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    CHEM 177 - Chemistry Work Experience

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission; and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
  
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    CHEM 194 - Special Topics-Chemistry 1

    Credits: 1-5
    Allows chemistry faculty to teach topics of special interest in chemistry. Not taught on a regular basis. This is a pass/no credit course.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CHEM 195 - Special Topics-Chemistry 2

    Credits: 1-5
    A continuation of CHEM 194  which allows chemistry faculty to teach topics of special interest in chemistry. Not taught on a regular basis.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CHEM& 261 - Organic Chemistry with Lab I

    Credits: 6
    For science and other related majors that require a full year of organic chemistry. Covers structure, nomenclature, reactions (including mechanisms) and synthesis of organic compounds, as well as spectroscopic analysis.

    Prerequisite: CHEM& 163  and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    CHEM& 262 - Organic Chemistry with Lab II

    Credits: 6
    Continuation of CHEM& 261 .

    Prerequisite: CHEM& 261  and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    CHEM& 263 - Organic Chemistry with Lab III

    Credits: 6
    A continuation of CHEM& 262 . Covers the chemistry of selected classes of biomolecules.

    Prerequisite: CHEM& 262  and eligible for ENGL& 101 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
  
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    CHEM 296 - Independent Study-Chemistry 1

    Credits: 1-5
    Permits a student to pursue a special field of interest in chemistry under the guidance of an instructor.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CHEM 299 - Independent Study-Chemistry 2

    Credits: 1-5
    Permits a student to pursue a special field of interest in chemistry under the guidance of an instructor.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and instructor’s permission.

Chinese

  
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    CHIN 111 - First Year Chinese for Heritage Learners

    Credits: 5
    Intended for students with some formal or home training in listening and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Focuses on reading comprehension and writing characters in context. Students who speak Mandarin with non-standard accents are trained in standard pronunciation. Uses 80% Mandarin Chinese in the classroom. Course cannot be taken by students who are highly literal in Mandarin Chinese.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    CHIN& 121 - Chinese I

    Credits: 5
    Begins the study of Mandarin Chinese (the official Chinese Language). Focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasizes pronunciation, vocabulary development, and sentence structure. Includes practices with complex Chinese characters, as well as simpler forms.

    Prerequisite: No previous background in Mandarin Chinese, or no more than one year of high school Mandarin, or no more than two years of high school Mandarin with a “C” average or less; and eligible for ENGL 099 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    CHIN& 122 - Chinese II

    Credits: 5
    Continues the study of Mandarin Chinese. Focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasizes pronunciation, vocabulary development, and sentence structure. Includes practice with complex Chinese characters as well as simpler forms.

    Prerequisite: A grade of 2.0 or higher in CHIN& 121  or equivalent with instructor’s permission; and eligible for ENGL 099 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    CHIN& 123 - Chinese III

    Credits: 5
    Completes the study of Mandarin at the elementary level. Focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasizes pronunciation, vocabulary development, complex sentence structure, and writing with Chinese characters.

    Prerequisite: A grade of 2.0 or higher in CHIN& 122  or equivalent with instructor’s permission; and eligible for ENGL 099 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Communication Studies

  
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    CMST 100 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication

    Credits: 5
    Develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills related to communication in business and organizational settings. Includes job search skills, cover letters, resume writing, and interviewing. Oral activities include interpersonal exercises, group discussions, and giving directions.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 ; or completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 109 ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    CMST& 102 - Introduction to Mass Media

    Credits: 5
    Examines the eight forms of mass media (movies, television, the web, radio, sound recordings, magazines, newspapers and books) and related issues such as advertising, media effects, journalism and media law.

    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    CMST 177 - Communication Studies Work Experience 1

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CMST 178 - Communication Studies Work Experience 2

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CMST 179 - Communication Studies Work Experience 3

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CMST 194 - Special Studies-Communication Studies

    Credits: 1-5
    Includes special communication projects that are not part of the regular curriculum. Content varies from course to course, but could include public relations, advertising, organizational design, research grants, and professional publications.

  
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    CMST& 210 - Interpersonal Communication

    Credits: 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.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 ; or completion of ENGL 109 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    CMST 212 - Persuasion and Propaganda

    Credits: 5
    An exploration of the art and science of persuasion and propaganda campaigns through the analysis of a series of historical case studies and social movements. Explores how the historical, political, and cultural factors in a situation influence the strategies and tactics that might be employed in a situation. Relates rhetorical choices to ethical considerations and to the long-term impact on a community.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    CMST 213 - Communication in Social Media

    Credits: 5
    Introduces the discipline of communication studies in the context of social media. From Roman times to the present, social media, such as graffiti, Facebook, Snapchat, and messaging, affects the way people, societies, cultures, and nations communicate with one another. Studies the historical significance of social media, self-identity and self-presentation, relationships and choices, social movements, and news consumption.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    CMST 215 - Critical Analysis of Media

    Credits: 5
    Examines basic theories of media analysis and effects. Covers stereotypes, persuasive messages, and violent and sexual imagery. Applies media theories to a variety of media including movies, television, radio, and print.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    CMST 217 - Communication for Business and Professions

    Credits: 5
    A course in professional communication that includes an overview of communication theory and skill development in organizational settings. Emphasizes interpersonal skill development for the workplace, meeting facilitation and working in teams, interviewing and enhancing professionalism in the digital age.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    CMST& 220 - Public Speaking

    Credits: 5
    A course in public speaking that helps students develop confidence and competence in addressing diverse audiences in community and professional settings. Students compose and deliver speeches, as well as evaluate others’ presentations. Emphasizes choice and organization of material, sound reasoning, audience analysis, and delivery.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 ; or completion of ENGL 109 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    CMST 221 - Public Speaking Module

    Credits: 1-2
    Taken in conjunction with courses that require oral presentations. Helps increase confidence and skill when delivering an oral presentation by providing opportunities for individual coaching. Students taking CMST 100 , CMST& 220 , or CMST& 230  concurrently will be able to practice speeches assigned in their classes, however, this class is available to any student wishing to improve presentational skills. Student coaching sessions will be recorded, and students will have access to their own speeches for the purpose of analysis.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CMST 100 , CMST& 220 , or CMST& 230 ; or instructor’s permission for other courses requiring oral presentations.
  
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    CMST 222 - Coaching and Mentoring Public Speakers

    Credits: 5
    Offers students who have taken a beginning public speaking course. An opportunity to enhance the public speaking skills learned in their previous course by presenting at least two speeches. Students also learn skills that will enable them to coach other students wishing to improve their presentations. Course also entails a review of the principles of effective public speaking, observing coaching sessions in the Green River Public Speaking Center, and actively coaching other students in the Public Speaking Center. Course is useful for future teachers, as well as any student whose future careers or community involvement will require delivering presentations.

    Prerequisite: CMST& 220  with a grade of 3.2 or higher; and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CMST& 230 - Small Group Communication

    Credits: 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.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    CMST 238 - Intercultural Communication

    Credits: 5
    Looks at communication across cultures on the interpersonal and inter-group levels. Investigates the components of culture that work to affect the communication of members in and across cultures, including consideration of the role of culture on majority and minority cultural groups related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, disability, religion, age, immigration, etc. 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.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity
  
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    CMST 245 - Argumentation

    Credits: 5
    Introduces and explores the basic theories and practices of argumentation. Discusses the different types of arguments and the tools (theoretical and practical) needed to analyze, understand, and construct arguments. Through in-class projects, students develop the skills necessary to test and apply the theoretical and practical aspects of argumentation. Focuses on the oral presentation of arguments. Uses written work to support and provide context for the oral argumentation practiced in class.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    CMST 265 - Introduction to Popular Culture

    Credits: 5
    Introduces theories and practices of popular culture, their relationship to both the center and margins of popular culture, and the ways popular culture can shape our perceptions of race, class, gender, sexuality, etc. Introduces some of the important critiques of culture and covers different theories and critiques to help the students understand popular culture, the consumption of popular culture and/or the effects of popular culture in different contexts (e.g., music, film, advertising, comics, television, etc.)

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity
  
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    CMST 266 - Film and Television as Popular Culture

    Credits: 5
    Studies the dramatic and cinematic aesthetics of modern film and episodic television. Focuses on the examination of popular film and TV dramas and sitcoms for greater understanding of the power and scope of popular culture. Considers the role of pop culture in both society and self-awareness.

    Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099  or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
  
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    CMST 299 - Independent Study-Communication Studies

    Credits: 1-5
    Encourages a student to study independently in a communication field of their choice. Each student meets on a tutorial basis with the instructor.

    Prerequisite: Two courses from the following: CMST 212 , CMST 215 , CMST& 220 , CMST& 230 , CMST 238 , CMST 245 ; a topic that a member of the department is qualified and willing to direct and evaluate, and permission from the division chair and instructor.
  
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    CMST 338 - Diversity in the Workplace

    Credits: 5
    Explores and analyzes the issues, challenges and opportunities related to changing demographics and increasing diversity in the workplace. Through intercultural communication theories, concepts, and principles, the course examines ways in which challenges of effective communication in a diverse workplace can be identified and work to develop tools and skills to improve communication competency in these situations.

    Prerequisite: Admission to a bachelor’s degree program; ENGL& 101 ; and instructor’s permission.

Computation

  
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    ACOMP 101 - Computations for the Trades

    Credits: 5
    Computational course designed to meet the specific needs of students in the trades/technical programs. Covers basic operations of arithmetic and an overview of applied geometry concepts and their applications to specific trades and the applications of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, proportions, place value, roots, and basic concepts related to measurement, algebra, and geometry. Appropriate for Auto Body, Automotive, Carpentry, Machinist, and Welding students. Course not intended for transfer to any college-level mathematics sequence at Green River or at any four-year institution.

    Prerequisite: TS 053  or appropriate placement score.
  
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    ACOMP 115 - Technical Algebra/Trigonometry 1

    Credits: 5
    Study of solving equations, solving formulas, proportions, percents, calculator operations, measurement systems, geometry, and right triangle and oblique triangle trigonometry. For technical students only.

    Prerequisite: MATH 070  with a grade of 2.5 or higher or appropriate math placement.

Court Reporting and Captioning

  
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    CRC 101 - Machine shorthand Theory 1

    Credits: 8
    Students study the theory and arrangement of the keyboard. Teaches StenEd Realtime Theory. Includes intensive practice dictation with emphasis on rapid and accurate reading of notes.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 102 - Machine Shorthand Theory 2

    Credits: 8
    Students study the theory and arrangement of the keyboard. Teaches StenEd Realtime Theory. Includes intensive practice dictation with emphasis on rapid and accurate reading of notes.

    Prerequisite: CRC 101 .
  
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    CRC 103 - Machine Shorthand Theory 3

    Credits: 8
    Continues the study of theory and develops skill in writing dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 40 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in a typewritten transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 102 .
  
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    CRC 111 - Machine Shorthand Literary 60 WPM

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 60 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 103  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony dictation course.
  
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    CRC 112 - Machine Shorthand Testimony 60 WPM

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 60 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 103  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary dictation course.
  
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    CRC 121 - Machine Shorthand Literary 80 WPM

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 80 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 111  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony dictation course.
  
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    CRC 122 - Machine Shorthand Testimony 80 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing two-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 80 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 112  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary dictation course.
  
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    CRC 131 - Machine Shorthand Literary 100 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 100 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 121  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony and medical dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 132 - Machine Shorthand Testimony 100 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing two-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 100 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 122  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary and medical dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 133 - Machine Shorthand Jury Charge 100 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing jury charge dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 100 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and medical dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 134 - Machine Shorthand Medical QA 100 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing two-voice medical testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material at 100 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy.

    Prerequisite: CRC 122  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary and testimony dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 141 - Machine Shorthand Literary 120 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 120 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 131  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and medical dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 142 - Machine Shorthand Testimony 120 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing two-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 120 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 132  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and medical dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 143 - Machine Shorthand Jury Charge 120 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing jury charge dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 120 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission and concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and medical dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 144 - Machine Shorthand Medical QA 120 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing two-voice medical testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material at 120 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy.

    Prerequisite: CRC 134  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and testimony dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 150 - Computer-Aided Transcription-Beginning

    Credits: 3
    Teaches students the basic care and maintenance of computer hardware and CAT writers, as well as an understanding of computer technology. Students learn the necessary steps to produce a transcript, including how to read, translate, edit and print transcripts through hands-on techniques using Case Catalyst software. Includes discussions of other software and applications. Covers psychology of real-time writing, utilization of resource materials preparatory to writing real-time, updating dictionaries, file maintenance, and litigation support ASCII disks, keyword indexes. Course requires previous computer familiarity.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 151 - Computer-Aided Transcription-Advanced

    Credits: 3
    Students receive instruction in advanced features of Computer-Aided Transcription (CAT) software. Students learn the steps to produce advanced elements of a verbatim transcript through hands-on techniques using CaseCATalyst software. Course includes an overview of other software and their applications. Covers advanced real-time writing options and features, resource material prior to writing real-time, dictionary maintenance, exhibit, and keyword indexes, custom include files, custom page layouts, and number conversion features. Course requires previous use of CaseCATalyst or other CAT software.

    Prerequisite: CRC 150  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 177 - Court Reporting/Captioning Work Experience 1

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows student to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 178 - Court Reporting/Captioning Work Experience 2

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows student to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 179 - Court Reporting/Captioning Work Experience 3

    Credits: 1-12
    Allows student to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer.

    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 211 - Machine Shorthand Literary 140 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 140 wpm with a minimum of 5 percent accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 141  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and medical dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 212 - Machine Shorthand Testimony 140 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing two-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain140 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 142  or instructor’s permission; concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and medical dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 213 - Machine Shorthand Jury Charge 140 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing jury charge dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 140 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 143  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and medical dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 214 - Machine Shorthand Medical QA 140 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing two-voice medical testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material at 140 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy.

    Prerequisite: CRC 144  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and testimony courses.
  
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    CRC 221 - Machine Shorthand Literary 160 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 160 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 211  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and medical dictation course.
  
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    CRC 222 - Machine Shorthand Testimony 160 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing two-voice and multi-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 160 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 212  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and medical dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 223 - Machine Shorthand Jury Charge 160 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing jury charge dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 160 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 213  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and medical dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 224 - Machine Shorthand Medical QA 160 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing two-voice medical testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material at 160 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy.

    Prerequisite: CRC 144  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and testimony dictation course.
  
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    CRC 250 - Court Reporting Procedures 1

    Credits: 5
    Prepares students for the reporting profession and related jobs. Topics include professional responsibilities and ethics, professional associations, professional image and dress, notary public, reference materials including methods of researching medical information, psychological and physical diseases, and drugs, deposition procedures, transcript preparation and format, marking exhibits, indexing and storing steno notes, and reporting techniques. Covers punctuating the spoken word, vocabulary building, capitalization, and proofreading.

    Prerequisite: ENGL 105  and instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 251 - Court Reporting Procedures 2

    Credits: 5
    Covers more advanced reporting procedures, such as court transcripts and procedures, overview of video equipment in depositions and trials, state and federal judicial system, civil and criminal law and the trial process, administrative hearings, dictating a transcript, reporting interpreted proceedings including administering the oath, voir dire proceedings, polling of the jury, daily copy, computer-aided transcription, computer-integrated courtroom, and types of reporting possibilities. Students participate in mock depositions and trials. Stresses all punctuation aspects and proofreading.

    Prerequisite: CRC 250  .
  
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    CRC 260 - Introduction to Captioning/Alternative Careers

    Credits: 3
    Teaches students the various types, applications, and environments of captioning, as well as the necessary equipment and setup required for each method. Students gain an understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the FCC Telecommunications Act and their effect on captioners and court reporters. Gives students an overview of deaf culture awareness and sensitivity issues, as well as an overview of additional high-tech career options within the reporting industry, including medical/legal transcription, and CART reporting.

    Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 311 - Machine Shorthand Literary 180 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 180 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: Admission into BAS in Realtime Reporting: Court Reporting & Captioning program; concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and Certification Prep dictation courses; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 312 - Machine Shorthand Testimony 180 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing two-voice testimony and multi-voice dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 180 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: Admission into BAS in Realtime Reporting: Court Reporting & Captioning program; concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and Certification Prep dictation courses; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 313 - Machine Shorthand Jury Charge 180 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing jury charge dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 180 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: Admission into BAS in Realtime Reporting: Court Reporting & Captioning program; concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and Certification Prep dictation courses; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 314 - Certification Preparation 1

    Credits: 4
    Prepares students for Washington State Certified Court Reporter examination and Registered Professional Reporter examination-Literary portion through mock CCR and RPR-LT examinations. Students continue to strengthen writing skills during multivoice dictation and practice the role of court reporter during mock depositions and mock trials. Students develop critical-thinking skills pertaining to court reporting situations.

    Prerequisite: Admission into BAS in Realtime Reporting: Court Reporting & Captioning program; concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and Certification Prep dictation courses; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 321 - Machine Shorthand Literary 200 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing literary dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 200 wpm with a minimum of 95 percent accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 311 ; concurrent enrollment in testimony, jury charge, and certification prep dictation courses: or instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 322 - Machine Shorthand Testimony 200 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing two-voice and multi-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 200 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 313  or instructor’s permission; concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and certification prep courses.
  
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    CRC 323 - Machine Shorthand Jury Charge 200 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing jury charge dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 200 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 313  or instructor’s permission; concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and certification prep courses.
  
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    CRC 324 - Certification Prep 2

    Credits: 4
    Further prepares students for Washington State Certified Court Reporter examination and Registered Professional Reporter examination-Jury Charge portion through mock CCR and RPR-JC examinations. Students continue to strengthen writing skills during multivoice dictation and practice the role of a court reporter during mock depositions and mock trials. Students develop critical-thinking skills pertaining to court reporting situations.

    Prerequisite: CRC 314  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, testimony, and jury charge dictation courses.
  
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    CRC 350 - Reporting Intern

    Credits: 2
    Provides students experiential learning through real-world practice working with industry professionals in professional settings related to their field of interest. Students apply critical-thinking skills pertaining to court reporting situations.

    Prerequisite: CRC 322  and instructor permission.
  
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    CRC 360 - Captioning Practicum I

    Credits: 4
    Introduces applications and environments of captioning and CART equipment and software considerations. Industry-approved guidelines for captioning preparation, formats, and methods of presentation, text placement, presentation rate, and special considerations are covered. Dictionary entries, prefixes/suffixes, fingerspelling, building endurance, practice strategies, internet-based research are covered. Hands-on captioning simulation utilizing audio/video drills. Previous completion of 160 wpm literary required.

    Prerequisite: Admission into the BAS in Realtime Reporting: Court Reporting & Captioning program; CRC 221  ; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 361 - Captioning Practicum 2

    Credits: 4
    Hands-on experience simulating the captioning environment. Focuses on the captioning process from job assignment, research, dictionary prep, writing session, and file review for quality control. Emphasizes dictionary building and maintenance in current local, national, and international news, politics and government, sports, food, arts and entertainment, and other related topics.

    Prerequisite: CRC 360  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    CRC 412 - Machine Shorthand Testimony 225 wpm

    Credits: 4
    Develops skill in writing two-voice and multi-voice testimony dictation and reading notes with practice on new and familiar material. Students should attain 225 wpm with a minimum of 95% accuracy in transcription.

    Prerequisite: CRC 322  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in literary, jury charge, and certification prep courses.
  
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    CRC 414 - Certification Prep 3

    Credits: 4
    Prepares students for Registered Professional Reporter examination - Testimony portion and Certified Realtime Reporter examination through mock RPR-QA and CRR examinations. Students will continue to strengthen writing skills during multivoice dictation and practice the role of a court reporter during mock depositions and mock trials. Students will develop critical-thinking skills pertaining to court reporting situations.

    Prerequisite: CRC 324  or instructor’s permission; and concurrent enrollment in testimony dictation course.
  
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    CRC 450 - Certified Realtime Captioner Prep/Testing 1

    Credits: 3
    Prepares students for Certified Realtime Captioner examination. Students will develop critical thinking skills pertaining to captioning situations related to the Realtime Writing and Language Skills domains of the Written Knowledge Test portion of the CRC exam. Students will strengthen writing skills during 5-minute and 15-minute literary takes at 180 wpm.

    Prerequisite: CRC 361  or instructor permission.
  
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    CRC 451 - Certified Realtime Captioner Prep/Testing 2

    Credits: 3
    Further prepares students for Certified Realtime Captioner examination. Students will develop critical thinking skills pertaining to captioning situations related to the Broadcast Captioning Environment, CART Captioning Environment, and Research domains of the Written Knowledge Test portion of the CRC exam. Students will continue strengthening writing skills during 5-minute and 15-minute literary takes at 180 wpm.

    Prerequisite: CRC 450  or instructor permission.
  
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    CRC 490 - Professional Portfolio

    Credits: 3
    Students engage in reflective learning in consultation with faculty, focusing on personal and career growth. Students integrate and synthesize learning competencies from across the degree program and demonstrate the ability to analyze individual professional leadership skills. Students will create a final professional portfolio documenting self-evaluation, needs analysis, goal-setting, career planning in realtime court reporting or captioning, and lifelong learning.

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Computer Science

  
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    CS 120 - Introduction to Programming

    Credits: 2
    Introduces fundamental concepts of computer science and computational thinking. Includes introduction to logical reasoning, procedural decomposition, problem solving, and abstraction. Also sets the context for further study in numerical methods and computer science programming languages. Cross-listed with ENGR 120 .

    Prerequisite: MATH& 142  or concurrent enrollment or higher level MATH; or instructor’s permission.
  
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    CS& 131 - Computer Science I C++

    Credits: 5
    C++ programming language is used to illustrate concepts in engineering and computer science. Introduces students to problem solving methods, and algorithm development and object-oriented design. Students design, implement, document, and debug C++ computer programs.

    Prerequisite: MATH& 142  or higher; and CS 120 /ENGR 120 ; or instructor’s permission.
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science
  
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    CS 132 - C++ Data Structures

    Credits: 5
    A continuation of CS& 131 . Uses C++ data structure to illustrate concepts in computer science. Students organize and write C++ language computer programs to obtain the solutions to assigned problems. Emphasizes use of common data structures, abstract data types, inheritance, modularity, encapsulation, and recursion. Students learn to understand, design and implement medium-sized programs.

    Prerequisite: CS&131  with a grade of 2.0 or higher and MATH&151 .
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science
  
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    CS& 141 - Computer Science I Java

    Credits: 5
    Course uses programming language Java to illustrate concepts in engineering and computer science. Introduces students to problem solving methods, algorithm development, and object-oriented design. Students design, implement, document and debug Java computer programs.

    Prerequisite: (CS 120 /ENGR 120  or IT 102  or CS 131 ) and MATH& 142  or higher.
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science
  
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    CS 145 - Java 2-Data Structures

    Credits: 5
    A continuation of CS& 141 . Uses Java language to cover topics such as classes and interfaces, inheritance, basic design principles, exceptions, stream I/O, user interfaces, recursion, elementary data structures and associated algorithms (lists, queues, stacks, trees); and introduces performance analysis and implementation trade-offs. Successful completion of the course gives students the tools they need to construct substantial computer programs and understand computers and software. Course also provides a good foundation for further study in computer science and engineering.

    Prerequisite: CS&141  with a minimum grade of 2.0.
    Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science

Cooperative Education

  
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    COOP 171 - Work Experience Seminar

    Credits: 1
    Supplements and enhances on-the-job work experience through projects, films, and research. The basic content of the course reflects issues that are general to the world of work. 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.

 

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